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Who Am I? Aug. 6th, 2006 @ 11:17 pm Next Entry
Hello, all! I guess the first thing to do is say a little about myself. My name is Bobby. My father is African-American and my mother is Thai. I was born in Bangkok, Thailand but moved to the States when I was 3 1/2. I spoke Thai when I arrived, but soon lost that ability. As a kid growing up in the States, it was ok, since I wanted so much to be like the other kids. Now, as a mid thirties adult, I wish I had kept my ability to speak Thai. They say that movies, and art in general, don't cause negative actions...that is, if you like watching violent movies, it doesn't mean you have an aggressive personality. I think that's usually true, but sometimes people are influenced by movies...both positively and negatively. For myself, when I watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...something just clicked inside of me...I suddenly didn't care if people didn't accept me as fully African-American or fully Asian. All the taunts I endured growing up faded away...I walked out of the movie ready to fully embrace who I was. For me, that meant fully embracing my Asian side...my dark skin already made people lean heavily toward treating like an African-American, although I often get mistaken for being Indian. Since 2000...I have jumped into the pool of Asian culture of all nationalities fully and completely.

I also am a big fan of the Seoul Sisters, the Korean golfers on the LPGA Tour. My favorites are Se Ri Pak and Grace Park.

Anyway, that's enough for now. I hope to share more with you in the future :)

Some quick info on myself:

I'm a Buddhist. I am left of center. I am the future Mr. Zhang Ziyi (ok, I'm dreaming!!)

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Date:August 18th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)


Ha...that Mr would be me...just kidding & dreaming. I found a soulmate 4 years ago at a pcb factory in Calgary...who was far too young for me, and she was a 3 years imigrant out of Hong Kong. She stole my heart and her memory always lingers in my mind, to this very day. Shame some of us find our soul mates to late in life...never the less I am glad I met and worked with her for a year, I can die happy now...knowing soulmates and dream-girls really do exist. :-)

I had thought to buy her a present, (asian movie), before we parted for good...I watched it, (CTHD), and fell also in love with ZZ...and the asian people. Before all this, I had no social contact with any asian folks...now I have 7 families of Chinese imigrants, (who have young boys and girls and babies), as very good friends, in the same building I live in. And what an amazing culture....and now I am learning more of other asians as I go along life. Funny how one thing can lead to so many other good things, and yet one can go most of a lifetime waiting for that one thing to happen. My advise to people now, (to fully enjoy and know thier life),is go out there in the world, and take a good look around...do not stay in a small world of a city or town or single job... and get out and have a good look outside the box...this world is more then the horizon.

Well, just wanted to make some kind of comment relating to ZZ...what a charmer actriss, (SP), she is....super. If you really like her acting, you should see her first movie...The Road Home...she is the show, and steals the show...and will steal your heart...and you may even cry. I did, still do when I watch it again.

Best of luck to you and your life....and yes you really do have director talents...and an eye and ear for beauty...and artistic soul. Sorry about the spelling, I am not so good at that.

Fair well, an may you always have clear skys in your days to come.

cya :-)

jarvis george marvin hodgkinson
calgary, alberta, canada.
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Date:August 19th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)

Re: ZZ

Thanks for the kind words...kind words are a good thing :)...I have seen The Road Home...it's one of my Zhang Ziyi favorites and one of my Zhang Yimou favorites :)

Your story is touching...but also sad...I'm mean, was she TOOOO young, or just too young for society to accept? I hope she re-enters your life in some way...when you have a connection with someone...as long as she's over 18...hopefully you can hold on to it...
Date:August 26th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)



Hello! Bobby.my faborite golfer is Virada nirapathpongporn.I,m not a thai
,Korean.I hope to share lots of Virada,s.Accually in Korea I can hardly
catch that.Please...I also can give you more information about Se Ri or
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Date:September 1st, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)


Hi! Sorry I didn't reply sooner...I've been really busy lately. Great! I always love to hear info on Se Ri and Grace. There is a nice site www.seoulsisters.com that would be great for you. I really like it. And there is also a message board for that site where they would love to hear news about Se Ri, Grace or any other Korean players.
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Date:June 13th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)


I am even more impressed now. What do you say to the statement that one should just ignore race/ ethnicity: that "we are all colored people"? Not sure what this (oriental-minded Caucasian) should think.

Btw, Joan Chen is way up on my list of attractive celebs.
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Date:September 10th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)

Re: Hi BKB

I sure hope we're all colored...otherwise we'd be transparent!! LOL!!

BTW, Joan Chen is in Ang Lee's new film, "Lust, Caution" which just won the Golden Bear at the Venice Film Festival...

...by the way, I've been away for awhile, I hope your move went smoothly :)
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Date:July 30th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
KIA ORA!!! (hello in Maori :D)

Im glad you've embraced yourself for who you are (its a great example to those of us, myself included, who are still lost in what they are). I stumbled across your journal awhile back, not too sure if I commented already (coffee gives me long term memory lost haha). Anyway hope you dont mind me adding you, feel free to add back if you like:)
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Date:September 10th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Absolutely...I'll be glad to add you...sorry I haven't visited my blog for awhile...I've been thinking about what direction to go with this...glad to be added as a friend...and I will be checking now on a regular basis as I now have more of an idea of what I want to do with this....

...Maori? I know you've probably heard this a million times every time you have told people you're Maori...but here it is again...I LOVED "WHALE RIDER"!!!
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