I tender my heartfelt gratitude to all those who actually took the trouble and spared time out of their busy schedules to wish me personally on my birthday. You really made my day all the more special by your kind greetings. Thank you!
Thanks Ronn Campbell
Musical I hate: Shrek, the Musical
Overrated Musical: Phantom of the Opera
Underrated Musical: Pacific Overtures
Musical I Love: Hairspray
Musical I Cherish: Sweeney Todd
Musical I Sob Through: Sunday in the Park with George
Gamechanger Musical: West Side Story
Guilty pleasure musical: Song and Dance
Musical whose songs I skip: CATS
Musical I could listen to on Repeat: Hedwig
Musical I am most excited to see: Hamilton
black people should adopt a national day of forgiveness. we can be extremely hard on one another for actions that happen under the duress and constant stress of white supremacy. we need all of our resources if this battle is going to be won.
The announcement is OUT that Kathrine Switzer will run Boston Marathon 2017 to celebrate the 50th year of the first woman who “ran with a bib” in the 1967 Boston Marathon. The number on the bib was 261 and hence the birth of the 261 Fearless global movement to empower women to overcoming adversities in life and to lead an active lifestyle. Kathrine will be 70 years old when she runs next year in Boston Marathon 2017!
I am the 261 Fearless Ambassador for Malaysia and I am proud to share this news with all the women in the country that 2017 will be a significant year for women in the running history.
5 years later, in 1972 women were allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon officially! Thank you Kathrine for your courage to finish the 1967 race and started the women running revolution.
#261Fearless #261FearlessAmbassador #BeFearlessBeFree
The first Adidas King Of The Road 2012 event (at Sunway Pyramid) that I volunteered as a crew under Hivelocity as the AWA Director!
That was 4 years ago when running events were few and people would look to prestigious events like this!
Thank you Andrew C.H. Hsien for the photo and we never knew that we would end up working together for awhile. Sweet memories to cherish !
Have a good weekend to my friends from all over the world
An extremely important article. The following excerpts are a must read & need our attention even more –
“The concerns underlying these votes about the economic consequences of globalisation and accelerating technological change are absolutely understandable. The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.
This in turn will accelerate the already widening economic inequality around the world. The internet and the platforms that it makes possible allow very small groups of individuals to make enormous profits while employing very few people. This is inevitable, it is progress, but it is also socially destructive.
The consequences of this are plain to see: the rural poor flock to cities, to shanty towns, driven by hope. And then often, finding that the Instagram nirvana is not available there, they seek it overseas, joining the ever greater numbers of economic migrants in search of a better life. These migrants in turn place new demands on the infrastructures and economies of the countries in which they arrive, undermining tolerance and further fuelling political populism.
With not only jobs but entire industries disappearing, we must help people to retrain for a new world and support them financially while they do so. If communities and economies cannot cope with current levels of migration, we must do more to encourage global development, as that is the only way that the migratory millions will be persuaded to seek their future at home.”
I’ve been working for 2 years to get LA our first library Makerspace open to the public, which LA Makerspace had been trying for a year already before I even got there AND THIS LOVELY BOARD OF LIBRARY COMISSIONERS JUST VOTED TO APPROVE IT!!!! and now, we fundraise
Zeeva Natasha Zazhinne is one of the most caring and centered person I know. She has been a strong supporter of the arts and specifically the work that I engage in. To think someone could steal from someone like her is outlandish. Please read her story and if you can and feel so inclined, please help out. She definitely would if the roles were reversed.
weekend wrap up. F Douglas & fwaa-fwaa Frank’s bday party: fresh.
L.A. Zine Fest: Fresh.
Artist talk at Avenue 50 Studio with Eric Almanza, Karla Diaz, Sergio Teran and CiCi Segura Gonzalez, hosted by Jessica Ceballos Campbell: Fresh.
Memorial day with my sister, brothers, cousins, nephews and Orelia: sublime.
peace and love to you all on this memorial day weekend. catch you in the mix.
How awesome is it if we can be part of the history making moment when Kathrine Switzer who ran in the Boston Marathon in 1967, will run again on its 50th Anniversary next year in the 121st Boston Marathon 2017?
I wanna be there! It will be a dream come true….