Design-Focused Video Interview, at The 21 Convention

video-interview-21-conventionI first heard about the 21 Convention back in 2011, when Richard Nikoley (a very happy owner of our shoes) spoke there. A number of other Paleo luminaries, such as Keith Norris and Mark Sisson (also happy owners of our shoes) have spoken there through the years, which kept the 21 Convention on my radar. You can watch all the health-related talks here.

We finally connected when Founder Anthony Johnson reached out, and I’m so glad he did. I sent him a pair of shoes, and he sent me a ticket to the 21 Convention, where we were able to film this combo shoe review / interview with me. What I loved about doing this interview was how much we got to dive into design details. I put a lot of thought into every part of the shoe, and it’s very rewarding when someone not only notices but appreciates it to the level that Anthony does. Continue reading

My First Talk About Business

I titled this, “Asian-American Accountant, Barefoot Business Beast.” Other potential titles could be:

  • “How to Start a Shoe Company with $7K, While Working Full-Time.”
  • “Mental Barriers to Entrepreneurship, & Why They Didn’t Stop a Schmuck Like Me”
  • and “The Most You Can Learn About Mountain in 30 Minutes.” Just kidding. (Kidding about this being a potential title. Otherwise, I do think this is the most you can learn about me in just 30 minutes.)

This talk is nearly a year old now. So much has happened since then–the big thing being that we are now a real business sending real products to real customers for real money (see But everything I said in the video still remains true. Thank you Multi-Asian Student Association for having me back

I Wear the Same Shirts All The Time

Back in 9th grade, a girl named Victoria told me I looked like a cartoon character. I had no idea what she meant. Not knowing whether it was a compliment or an insult, I didn’t stress over it too much, but it stayed in my memory simply because of its peculiarity.

Recently, I’ve become more like a cartoon character in another way: I wear the same thing all the time. Unless the occasion allows for tank-tops or no-tops, I’m in the same v-neck t-shirts everyday. They feel good, perform well, and look great. So, why not?

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Killer Abs

Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears. – Lindsay Lohan as Cady, in Mean Girls. ( Image )

Why let the girls have all the fun?

At any other time of the year, showing off your abs outside of a beach/pool context is pretty douchey. But on Halloween, you can show off your abs and only be somewhat douchey! We’re about a week away from Hallow’s Eve now. If you don’t have a costume yet, here are eight easy ideas that bare your Killer Abs and fulfill the Asian fantasies of every lady in the house. All of them use pieces that can easily be found in your own closet, from your friends, or martial arts/sports equipment retailers that aren’t as swamped as costume specialty stores.

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