January 20th, 2008
So I went from being the big Kahuna in Miami to being the doormat du jour in Los Angeles. The CBS showcase is Tuesday and I swear it’s crushing my soul. I appear in one sketch (even my one liner role as Ming the Burmese handjob giver was cut). I never remember theater being so cut-throat. It truly is a business. I don’t regret the experience of the showcase and it really is thickening my skin.
During yesterday’s rehearsal I had the following thoughts. Like really, I had these thoughts…
* “Where can I buy drugs like coke?”
* “Maybe I should call my sex worker friend and see how I can get into her line of work.”
* “Is the bar in my closet high enough to hang myself from?”
I also called my hypnotherapist friend during the rehearsal to schedule an emergency appointment. I’ve never tried hypnotherapy, but right now I need all the magic fairy dust I can get to maintain my sanity.
I was also caught trying to poke my eyes out with my own finger during the rehearsal.
If anything, I am really understanding how important it is that I do my own work and how lucky I am that if this acting stuff never pans out, I will always have performance art to lean on (how freaking strange is that?!). And as much as I want to retire from performance art and make tons of money in ONE city rather than roam the globe for pennies, at least I have my own artistic vision at the end of the day.
My friend, the famous playwright Alice Tuan said that she felt my blogs made it seems like my life was really charmed and easy-ish. Which is so crazy because despite the perks, my life is totally insanely crazy. It was really good seeing Alice last night after the monster day with CBS. I cried and cried and then we laughed together.
Anyway, I’ve been up looking at my press from Miami. Check it.
Miami New Times
(Yet again, I find another opportunity to call out the Korean Pick Up artist like the psycho freak bitch I am.)
Anyway, so I’m planning to go to church today. I need to pray. I don’t care what god. I just need to pray.
I also seem to be on Miami time still. As I’m blogging at 5am and going to bed at 9pm.
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Category: artist life., balance, hollywood wong, i'm kristina wong, losing my mind in los angeles, miami, neediness., press, stamina, vision
January 10th, 2008
I’m teaching little Wongs all week in Little Haiti and doing guest talks at different colleges in Miami. I’ve been teaching improv games and writing exercises to these cutie pies at Youth Expressions. Many of them are coming to my show next week, and I actually worry that it may corrupt them.
What a strange trip this has been and I still have six more days here. I really feel like I could live here. Of course, I’m spoiled and staying at the Standard so of course I could live here. I love the drive back to the hotel where I pass water on both sides. I love looking at the Bay outside the hotel pool. I love the artists and people I am meeting. I love the food… well… kinda. The Haitian and West Indian food has not stuck too well to my sides.
I wish I had more time here. I’ve been getting invites to shows, to go yachting, and to get drinks but this old lady conks out early and I’m running out of time to get the show together!
And I have yet to really get plunged into the show. My director Nurit comes in this weekend and we will be doing some intense rehearsals.
So, what kind of omen is this?
There was a dying bird on my car last night! I tried to shoo it off, but it wouldn’t move. I guess it wanted to go for a ride with me. I didn’t want to touch it so I just tried to drive it. But about two blocks later it slid off and flew/rolled off into the street. What does it mean when dying things that cannot fly try to catch a ride with you?
Picked up again in Little Haiti! Screw the Korean diplomat! I got me a new Miami man! Meet my new fake boyfriend Ron! He cooks a mean saltfish and banana dinner!
Anyway, I did get a call from the Korean Pick Artist yesterday. He had read my account of him on the blog (and was not upset!), but sadly, did not hear me scream his exploits out on Miami sports radio. He cannot make my show next week because he has tickets to the Foo Fighters. WEAK. Kristina Wong or Foo Fighters? I say scalp those tickets and watch me march around in my one piece swimsuit.
I can’t believe I have to switch gears super quickstyle when I get back to LA for the CBS showcase. One of the actors wrote saying they miss me over there. Is it bad that I don’t miss LA much?
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Category: artist life., miami, stamina
January 2nd, 2008
Still getting everything together for my big residency in Miami! I can’t believe I get to start the year out like this.
So far… no video marriage proposals from my last videoblog. But I did get a comment saying this….
“ya know, you’re kind of sexy. lol. i’ll marry u. i mean u have great natural beauty, but i was just love to see u in something sexy (short and tight, lol), with a little make-up, and in serious mode. that would be very interesting. i’ll be sure to keep the lotion near by should u decide to make a video like that. lol. happy new year!”
Blech. The Wong don’t get sexy for nobody.
Well, at least this flyer makes me excited!
With more street cred than you can shake a pair of Hammer pants at, Kristina Wong makes her Miami debut riffing on notions of freedom in times that would make Joe McCarthy gasp. Excerpts include a satirical homage to “save the world in five minutes” spoken word, a Flashdance tribute, and an explanation (or un-explanation) of why she prefers life in the almighty closet. Bidding paddles will be provided for a live auction of gentrified neighborhoods. Adding an interactive element, Kristina will select a group of South Floridians to perform in one segment alongside her.
Miami Light Project
January 16, 2008, 8:00pm
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
For tickets call Ticketmaster at 305.358.5885
or visit www.miamilightproject.com
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June 3rd, 2007
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Category: i'm kristina wong, stamina
February 19th, 2007
Considering I quit the master cleanse on day 5 last time around, I’m doing pretty good. I haven’t bitched and moan about hunger, and I’m actually about half way through! I don’t crave food as much as I did last time around.
I did find myself looking at food blogs last night.
This is one of the main things I crave during the Master Cleanse. Chinese rock cod with tender greens.
Especially because Chinese New Year was yesterday and had I not been on this damn thing, I would be stuffing my face with this.
What’s great about cleansing this time around is Hel, Elz and my friend Teri are all doing it too. And they are all first time at it.
I’ve been really unproductive otherwise. Time to get to work.
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Category: master cleanse, rock cod chow fun, stamina