Basic Korean: Learn some essential and slang phrases.

Basic Korean

Panel Description

Learn some basic but essential phrases that will be useful when traveling to Korea. From asking how to get around, to ordering food, to bargaining when shopping, we’ll go over all of the most important words and phrases. We will also teach you some words to help you sound more like a native, as well as other fun topics such as drinking culture, slang, etc.

Come and see the Basic Korean panel during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 4PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Jieun Lee

Jieun Lee will be teaching basic Korean.

Jieun was born in Korean and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, working as a graphic designer. She will teach you some real Korean phrases and slang that you will actually use when visiting Korea.

Socials: https://www.instagram.com/bby_jeen/

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 4PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Cultural Panel: Basic Korean
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    4PM – 5PM
  • Cultural Panel
  • Basic Korean
    with Jieun Leee

 

Painted Ones, traditional Filipino tattoo

Painted Ones

Panel Description

Tattoo artist Kevin Guanio Flores will be discussing the history of Filipino tatak, a traditional style of tattoo, and also be sharing his artwork. He will also talk about how he started his journey into tattooing and his goal to help keep this tattoo tradition alive. Kevin will also take questions about the history of tattoos in the pre-colonial Filipino culture.

Come and see Kevin Guanio Flores during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 6PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Kevin Guanio Flores

Kevin Flores will talk about traditional Filipino tattoosKevin is the director of physical training for a rehabilitation clinic and also a tatak/tatau artist based in Ventura County. He specializes in contemporary Filipino and Polynesian tattoos. His goal is to help keep the Filipino culture alive through art and educating people about their pre-colonial history.

Social: https://www.instagram.com/painted0nes/

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 6PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Cultural Panel: Painted Ones
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    6PM – 7PM
  • Cultural Panel
  • Painted Ones
    with Kevin Guanio Flores
Creativity During the Pandemic with Cyril Lumboy and Nami Takagi Rodman

Creativity During the Pandemic

Panel Description

Celebrating creativity despite the pandemic, Kaede Kimonos and Oh My SAI present a mini fashion show featuring vintage kimonos paired with fun and functional masks! Aside from sharing behind the scenes experience in putting together the show, the panelists will talk about how their brands have coped during the COVID19 pandemic. At the end of the panel, two auction winners will get to choose their very own Oh My SAI mask sets!

Come and see Cyril Lumboy, Nami Takagi Rodman, and Beari King during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 3PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Cyril Lumboy

Cyril Lumboy in panel about Creativity During the Pandemic

Cyril is a self-taught fashion designer and seamstress with over 10 years of experience. She has guested in several local and international anime conventions with her indie brand, Dolldelight. When the pandemic hit, she was working as a lab technician for the Cinema, TV, and Radio Department in Saddleback College. It was also during this time that she rediscovered her passion in sewing, as now reflected in her fashionable yet functional handmade masks via Oh My SAI.

Socials: @dolldelight @ohmysai

About Nami Takagi Rodman

Nami Takagi Rodman in panel about Creativity During the Pandemic

Nami was born and raised in Tokyo Japan and is the Senior Kimono Stylist and Dressing Instructor at Kaede Kimonos in Manhattan NYC.

Nami moved to the United States to pursue studying art in 2011. She is an experienced fashion and kimono stylist who has good taste of color coordination. Driven by her work at Kaede Kimonos, she takes pride in providing the best kimono dressing and color coordination service possible. As a licensed kimono stylist, her goal is to contribute in strengthening the cultural bridge between Japan and the United States and to support conventional art businesses.

Socials: @kaedenyc @kaedekimonos @namikimonony

Note: Kaede Kimonos will be represented by Charlie Drizzle.

About Beari King

Beari KingA girl with a fiery red hair & heart to match. Been working as PR & Social Media Coordinator for It’s Strangely Compelling Multimedia and Community Management for Rocket Panda Games. I have a background in event organization in the SoCal anime industry and help start a events and organizations.

Socials:
twitter.com/burbeari
instagram.com/nesobeari

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 3PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Industry Panel: Creativity During the Pandemic
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    3PM – 4PM
  • Industry Panel
  • Creativity During the Pandemic
    with Cyril Lumboy, Nami Takagi Rodman, and Beari King

 

San Gabriel Valley elected leaders talk representation.

AAPI in Local Government

Panel Description

Come chat with local leaders as they talk about the importance of AAPI representation in local government. These local elected officials come from different communities and represent various government entities from around the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California.

Come and see Thomas Wong (San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board president), Jason Pu (Councilmember of San Gabriel), Polly Low (Mayor of Rosemead), and Mike Fong (Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustee) during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 11AM on Saturday, July 17.

Submit Questions

You can submit questions for the panelists on the contact page for PMX Programming.

About Thomas Wong

Thomas Wong, Board of Directors President of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, will be participating in a panel on AAPI in local government.

Thomas Wong is the president of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board, where he was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. He represents the City of Monterey Park and has served as President of the Board since December 2015.

At the District, President Wong is leading efforts to ensure a clean, sustainable and affordable water supply for generations to come, and has championed efforts to better engage the community on water issues.

He also serves on the boards of Climate Resolve and Nature for All and works as a Public Affairs Manager for Southern California Edison. President Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA and a Master of Public Administration from USC.

Thomas Wong was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley and has dedicated his career to public policy and advocacy work centered in the San Gabriel Valley and Asian American community.

About Jason Pu

Jason Pu, Councilmember of San Gabriel, will be participating in a panel on AAPI in local government.

Jason Pu was elected to the San Gabriel City Council in March of 2013 and re-elected in March of 2017, both times with the highest number of votes. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA School of Law, served as Mayor of the City of San Gabriel in 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 and is currently a candidate for CA State Assembly for the 49th Assembly District.

Jason is a business attorney with his own practice in corporate, finance and real estate. He began his professional career in a prestigious Silicon Valley law firm where he represented venture capital firms, technology companies, banks and financial institutions.

He has been actively involved with nonprofit, community and political organizations his entire adult life. As a student activist at Stanford, Jason was instrumental to bringing an Asian American Studies program to the university and opposing Proposition 187. He served as a legal services volunteer with the Support Network for Battered Women (now part of YWCA of Silicon Valley) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles). He served as a pro bono attorney through Kids in Need of Defense helping a minor girl who was a victim of human trafficking obtain a visa through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. For more info, please visit https://jasonpu.com.

Jason is currently the First Vice President of the League of California Cities – API Caucus; the Chair of the Transportation Committee and a member of the Executive Committee for the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments; and a published author and frequent public speaker against the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents. Jason also continues to support numerous other nonprofit, community and political organizations.

About Polly Low

Polly Low, mayor of Rosemead, will be participating in a panel on AAPI in local government.

Polly Low is currently serving as the Mayor of City of Rosemead. As a Rosemead resident for over 30 years, Mrs. Low became active in the community in early 2005. In 2005, former Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero honored her as the Woman of the Year for her involvement and willingness to step up and fight for her neighbors. She received an award from former Congresswoman Hilda Solis in 2007 in recognition of her commitment to the advancement and advocacy for women. In 2014, Mrs. Low also received the Women of Distinction Award from Congresswoman Judy Chu for her dedication, compassion, and selfless commitment to the community.

Polly Low served as the President of the Chinese Elected Officials (CEO) from 2013-2015. She is also involved League of California Cities by serving as one of the Board of Directors in 2016 and served as the President of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus in 2015-2016. At the national level, Mrs. Low is now serving as the President of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) of National League of Cities. She is recently appointed by State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as a Commissioner on the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Affairs.

Mrs. Low received her Bachelor’s Degree in Math/Computer Science from UCLA and her Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. She has worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years and is currently employed by Raytheon as a Software Engineering Manager. She has been married to her husband Ving for over 25 years. They are proud parents of three children, Kevin, Matthew, and Kristi.

About Mike Fong

Mike Fong, Trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District, will be participating in a panel on AAPI in local government.

Mike Fong serves as Trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the country. Mike is also a current and past member of numerous other committees in the district. Mike also currently serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for Community College League of California and serves as Board Member for the Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators (APITA) Association.

Mike also serves as Director of Policy and Government Relations for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Mike worked with the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department on youth employment and education programs including the Hire LA Summer Youth Employment Program, Cash for College, and the Bank on Los Angeles programs. Mike also audited and monitors various YouthSource Center agencies which help youth pursue educational goals and job training programs.

Mike previously served as the East Area Director for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mike was the Policy Director for Workforce Development in the Mayor’s office and the Senior Liaison to the Asian Pacific Islander community in the City of Los Angeles. Mike also previously served as Field Deputy for former Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes.

Active in the community, Mike is the past Chair of the PBS Southern California Asian Pacific Islander Community Council. Mike also serves as a Board Member of the White Memorial Medical Center Community Leadership Council. Mike also as a Board Member and Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles City Employees Asian American Association. Mike has also served on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors and was President of the Asian Pacific Alumni chapter of the UCLA Alumni Association. Mike also was on the founding board of the New Leaders Council Los Angeles chapter.

Mike graduated from California State University at Northridge with a Master of Public Administration in Public Sector Management & Leadership and from University of California at Los Angeles with a B.S. in Psychobiology and a minor in Education.

 

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 11AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

AAPI in Local Government
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    11AM – 12PM
  • Representation Panel
  • AAPI in Local Government
    with Thomas Wong, Jason Pu, Polly Low, and Mike Fong

 

East West Players in panel at the PMX Charity Livestream

East West Players

Panel Description

Learn about the East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theatre committed to raising the visibility of the Asian American experience by presenting inventive world-class theatrical productions, developing artists of color, and providing impactful youth education programs.

The panel will also highlight the great talents of James Hong and Deedee Magno Hall. Each have extensive acting credits. James will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022. Deedee most currently the voice of “Emissary” on Netflix’s new animation, Trese.

Come and see Deedee Magno Hall, James Hong, Jade Cagalawan, and Andy Lowe during the PMX Charity Livestream on Twitch at 2PM on Saturday, July 17.

About Deedee Magno Hall

DeeDee Magno Hall and East West Players in panel at the PMX Charity Livestream

Voice of “Pearl” on Cartoon Network’s award winning animated series, Steven Universe & currently voice of “Emissary” on Netflix’s new animation, Trese.
Theater credits: “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National & Asian Tours), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), “Diana” Next To Normal (East West Players), If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour),
TV & Film: Original cast of Disney Channel’s “All New Mickey Mouse Club”, Goliath, Greys Anatomy, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Face, Sister Act 2.
Recordings: 4 albums with Hollywood Record’s pop group, “The Party” & co-founder of mommy singing group, “Mama Bares”.
Happy wife & mommy of 2, grateful to God for family, friends & the opportunity to do what I love!

About James Hong

James Hong and East West Players in panel during the PMX Charity Livestream

An American character actor, producer and director who has been working in American media since the 1950s.

He became known to audiences through numerous appearances on the original Hawaii Five-O, roles in films, such as Chinatown (1974), Airplane! (1980), Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner (1982), David Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Jeff Wong in Wayne’s World 2 (1993), Master Hong in Balls of Fury (2007), and Jerry Chen in R.I.P.D. (2013). As a voice actor, Hong voiced Chi-Fu in Mulan (1998), Daolon Wong on the animated television series Jackie Chan Adventures (2002–2004) and Mr. Ping in the Kung Fu Panda media franchise, in addition to several video game roles including Sleeping Dogs and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (both 2012). Hong also voiced several characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. With over 600 film and television credits, he is one of the most prolific English-speaking actors of all time.

He also helped establish the East West Players, the longest continuously running theatre of color in the United States, to increase Asian American representation in the industry. James will also be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022.

About Jade Cagalawan

Jade Cagalawan and East West Players in panel during the PMX Charity LivestreamA Los Angeles native and the current Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager for East West Players. Prior to EWP, she was a union stage manager, who has worked with theatre companies such as Geffen Playhouse, East West Players, and A Noise Within. While freelancing, she also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer and Production Manager for her Alma Mater, Cal Poly Pomona, where she enjoyed mentoring and teaching students about stage management and post-graduation advice. In 2019 she decided to switch from stage managing to fully pursue a career in arts administration at East West Players. There she develops a professional development curriculum for early-to-mid-career professionals, and oversees youth programming, including the Theatre for Youth tour. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MFA in Stage Management along with a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

About Andy Lowe

Andy Lowe and East West Players in panel during the PMX Charity Livestream

A 1994 Young Playwrights finalist at the Old Globe, Andy was the Founding Artistic Director of San Diego’s Asian American Repertory Theater for 10 seasons ‘95-‘05. A Program Coordinator at La Jolla Playhouse ‘07-‘12. Currently the Director of Production & Casting for the East West Players for the last 8 Years

With over 50 productions under his belt over the past 25 years as a Director and or Producer, Andy has helmed Classic AA Dramas such as Fresh off the Boat & Golden Child by David Henry Hwang, Cleveland Raining by Sung Rno, Original new works like Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim, The Goddess of Flowers by Thelma Virata de Castro, and irreverent pop culture musicals like 2011’s Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog which introduced him to an international audience and a feature in American Theatre Magazine.

When he’s not Casting and producing EWP’s season productions, He continues to Freelance as an acting coach, director of plays, musicals, experience design & immersive entertainment for Disney Imagineering, Cultural Consultant for Dreamworks Animation, A Puppeteer and Fight Choreographer (2019 Ovation Nominee for Man of God @ EWP).

You can also find him on The Geekish Network (twitch.tv/geekishnetwork) where he hosts Pod Squadron, a Star Wars Podcast, and PanGeekery a Geek news and pop culture podcast.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch at 2PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Questions will be accepted during the livestream through chat.

Industry Panel: East West Players
Saturday, July 17
  • Time
  • Saturday, July 17
    2PM – 3PM
  • Industry Panel
  • East West Players
    with Deedee Magno Hall, James Hong, Jade Cagalawan, and Andy Lowe

Links

East West Players: https://eastwestplayers.org/

Journey Of An Anime Food Truck

“How We Started Okamoto Kitchen From Scratch and the Journey Along The Way”

Gerald Abraham is the charismatic co-owner of the anime-themed food truck Okamoto Kitchen! Join us as we learn how Chef Chizuru and Gerald utilized their love of Japanese food and anime in order to create a truck for the masses. Listen to all the ups and downs of the business from the point of view of someone who has lived it.

GoFundMe

Okamoto Kitchen recently had their generators fail and their portable generators stolen. They have a GoFundMe campaign to help recoup their losses.

The $6,000 cummins onan generator on our food truck broke this morning so we loaded up the portable generator and booked it to location in hopes of doing a little business. Within an hour of setting up, the portable generator was stolen in broad daylight outside the truck. Our crew tried to stop them but it was already too late. Unfortunately, something similar happened three months ago and this portable was the replacement for the last one.

About Okamoto Kitchen

Okamoto Kitchen is the brainchild of Chef Chizuru and Gerald Abraham, whose mission is to introduce people to authentic, lesser known Japanese dishes such as Chicken Nanban, Cheese Mochi and Classic Style Japanese Curry. The vibrant Akiba-style decor and engaging customer service make Okamoto Kitchen an experience you will be talking about with your friends.

About Gerald Abraham

Gerald Abraham’s immersion into Japanese culture started with anime and import video games (playing them in Japanese) as a kid. From there, he moved to Japan, became fluent in the language, and developed a true appreciation for the local cuisine as an avid foodie. Now he and Chizuru are bringing those classic Japanese dishes to Los Angeles.

Panel: Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    3:30PM-4PM
  • Panel
  • “How We Started Okamoto Kitchen From Scratch and the Journey Along The Way”

Links

Website – https://okamotokitchen.com/
Email – gerald@okamotokitchen.com
YouTube (video featuring Okamoto Kitchen) – https://youtu.be/ZxI8kw4K-YY
Go Fund Me – https://gf.me/u/y863tw
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/okamotokitchen/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/okamotokitchen/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/okamotokitchen

Okamoto Kitchen was featured in Food Network/Cooking Channel’s “Carnival Eats”

Fashion Fan Panel: What Style Fits You?

Presenter: Dennis Luna

What style are you? Visual kei? Decora? Or Lolita? Join in and learn about the different styles of fashion.

Panel: Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    10AM-11AM
  • Industry Panel
  • “What Style Fits You?”
    presented by Dennis Luna

 

Industry Panel: Painted 0nes (Austronesian Tattoos)

Presenter: Kevin Flores

Artist from Southern California spreading culture and art inspired from his native islands of the Philippines and many more around the Pacific. 

Panel: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    11AM-12PM
  • Industry Panel
  • “Painted 0nes (Austronesian Tattoos)”
    presented by Kevin Flores

Links

https://twloha.com/donate/
https://www.instagram.com/painted0nes/