Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New 52 | Week 11: Almost Perfect

We were in San Francisco this past weekend, attending my cousin Bertha's movie premiere of "Almost Perfect", the second feature film that she wrote and directed. You can read about the cast and crew party on Saturday night here.

Sunday was the actual movie premiere. We had brunch with Bertha at Urban Tavern, the restaurant inside our hotel. Then we went back to our rooms and got ready for the premiere. Bertha left with the cast/crew, while Todd and I didn't have to be there so early so we took a taxi later to the Clay Theater.

Bertha had reserved tickets for us. Just when we got into the theater to pick up our tickets, the cast and crew lined up for photos. Todd was like a paparazzi and took lots of photos!

L to R:  Ivan Shaw (lead actor), Tina Chen, Edison Chen, Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Derrick Tseng, Sam Chase, Jim Chu.

L to R:  Edison Chen, Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Derrick Tseng, Sam Chase, Jim Chu, unknown, Derrick Huang.

Bertha got to introduce the film before it started.

The movie was wonderful! I laughed and cried, along with the rest of the audience. I was really cheering for the couple, Vanessa (Kelly Hu) and Dwayne (Ivan Shaw) to make it, despite Vanessa's dysfunctional family meddling in.

There was a Q A session after the movie with the cast and crew.

The whole experience of this movie premiere, the party, and hanging out with my cousin Bertha was awesome! It was fun to ask her questions about the movie and seeing the audience reactions as well. She said it's really neat to see how the audience reacted for the first time, to hear people laugh at the funny parts, and cry at the touching parts.

After the movie, we took a taxi cab to my auntie Rose and uncle Solomon's condo. Their condo is right along the embarcadero, with views of the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Building. It's spectacular!

We walked to dinner at Bund Shanghai Restaurant and the food was spectacular. My uncle Sol ordered everything and we got to eat some tasty food! I don't know why, but we didn't take photos of the awesome food, or photos with my uncle Sol and auntie Rose! What a shame! :(

The next morning (Monday), we had brunch with Bertha before we headed to the airport to fly back to San Diego. I had a turkey avocado sandwich, which was very yummy.

Bertha and I being goofy, sans makeup. So glamorous! :p

The flight back was uneventful, which is always good. I always love the view coming into San Diego!

Looking toward Coronado into the sunset.

About This Project

New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.

Don't worry if you're late getting started on joining in. It's totally OK if you miss a week here or there. We encourage everyone to keep an open mind about trying something new. This is a life project, and a photography/blog and even scrap challenge if you wish. If you participate this week, please leave a link to your blog post in the link list below. You can also post images to our New 52 Flickr Group! We would love to see what you were inspired to do. 


  1. looked like a great weekend. Congrats to your cousin on her movie!

  2. What a fabulous weekend getaway and experience!


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