Welcome to The Life of Felicia Hom

Currently revamping for the Internet audience's pleasure!

A Short Screenshot of my Acting

Acting is one of my long-neglected childhood passions and dreams and I have only recently come to resurrect it.

A Brief Glimpse of my Journey around the World

I've been to over a dozen different countries and traveled mostly by myself. It was one of the most enriching and independent experiences of my life. Above is Cesky Krumlov.

I Ain't Gonna Live Forever!

Here is my inaugural intro post, posted in December 2010. I have since moved back to Los Angeles.

Acting Is my Long Lost Love

Or so I wrote back in October 2010. Pictured above is me as Titania, in rehearsal for BITE's Shakespeare Reveries.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rejection is just a part of life, after all

It's not that big of a deal...well, as time goes on. Sure, the first few times you get rejected...say from a school play, your dream school or the supposed love of your life...it's heartbreaking. It really is. You lose a bit of faith in the world, humanity, and yourself...and you really, really just want to cry.

Last night, I attended a meet-up organized by my friend, Regina Chien...on rejection therapy. She read this article about how Jason Shen took the 30-day rejection therapy challenge - an idea formed by a Canadian guy named Jason Comely. Basically, to summarize, the person who undertakes the challenge will find ways to get rejected in an attempt to gain more confidence and push himself out of his comfort zone. So Regina being the outgoing Regina that she is e-mailed Jason to set up a meeting, which honestly I thought was a bit crazy (of course in a good way)!

As an aspiring actress, I've already had plenty of rejections when it comes to landing roles. Maybe it was the pimple(s) on my face (yes, probably!), or maybe I'm not tall enough or skinny enough or pretty enough or Chinese enough. Nowadays I don't even really bat an eye, unless I am cast but then suddenly then cut due to a lack of funding for me to be in it. Acting rejections aside, I have the many failed job interviews and failed attempts at love. So, I really didn't need to go to a rejection therapy event as I have plenty of life experience with it and moments where I've cried my heart out, but I'm a good friend!

The meeting was great - and we even happened to randomly call over internet sensation Everett Bogue who speaks of his minimalist philosophy and his friend Maren Kate who is an opponent of the 9-5 job as they stumbled inside in search for food. We wrapped up the meeting on top of the roof of Medjool, watching a small fraction of the lunar eclipse. (Unfortunately, San Francisco skies prevented me from seeing the BLOOD RED part...)

I personally wouldn't need to put myself through a thirty day challenge to be on good terms with rejection - but it is an interesting concept. And what doesn't kill you just makes you stronger...as the old saying goes. Right?

And as a side note, I drove the farthest distance I have driven in 3-4 years. This was...seven short blocks to Safeway. Go me! (Yes, I need to drive more.)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's my life, and it's now or never...

I ain't gonna live forever!

Hi there, I'm Felicia Hom and I love singing this particular song by Bon Jovi every time I go to karaoke.

I've decided to start a blog detailing my life as an aspiring actress...or change-my-mind-and-insert-something-else here. Currently the road is murky and I am the only one who can wake up and clear the road.

Honestly, I feel like I'm being a bit crazy and unrealistic for deciding to pursue such an aspiration in my life. I, of course, am Chinese American with those familiar Asian American values which mold perceptions of what is success. My mother is a computer programmer, my sister is in medical school at UCSF, and my little brother is studying to be a pharmacologist. My father passed away nearly three years ago and probably would scoff at the idea of me acting.

I graduated from UCLA with a double major in Political Science and Business Economics and a minor in Accounting in 2008. I'd like to mention that just so that you know my sometimes seemingly vapid and air-headed brain can sometimes apply itself to something. I'm well aware that I still need to expand my range of knowledge. Also, I'm funny - you may come to realize this.

After graduation, I traveled to at least seventeen countries. I spent a year living in Seoul and another year in Beijing. While I was abroad and having quite possibly the best time of my life, I awakened to this crazy idea that I seriously wanted to pursue acting. There's still a very long road for me to go, if that is the case.

This past month, I was in a modern adaptation, written and directed by Rey Carolino, of Beauty and the Beast at Shotwell Studios in the Mission. There! Just so you know that I haven't been completely inactive in my hunt...

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