Q: Were you a bit inconsiderate before?
A: No, it didn't have to be that you were short of
something. Certain things that you do based on your instinct, now it's very
lucid, now its written down in words, so you know when something
extremely important comes up and you need to break a date or you need to
do something that you think you're going to feel sorry or something, you say
it's okay. I really should do this and now apologize and you know how much
you have deposited, it's okay. All these make your actions sure, and you
know what you're doing, and I thought that was really really good. Oh, the
most important thing I learned is the shift of paradigm. To be an Asian, to be
a minority, not to see ourselves as always me the minority, the victim, you
the dominant culture. It's a shift of paradigm. Once you see things
differently, you gain power. All of a sudden there is enlightenment. This is a
Q: You sound like you really learned it. A: I read it carefully many many times. It's like on the back
of my toilet. I really was very impressed.
Q: Are you religious? A: In my own way, yeah.
Q: Christian, Taoist, Buddhist? A: I don't know, really--a little bit of everything.
Q: You aren't into formal religion. A: Not very formal. But I'm religious.
Q: What's your daily routine like? A: I haven't got one. That's my problem.
Q: Do you work out? A: When I get a chance. This evening my husband and I said,
Okay, we're going to go work out together.
Q: What do you do? A: Run the treadmill. In L.A. I swim. I stay in Shutters [on
the Beach] Hotel, and I just swam in the hotel. I go to Santa Monica Holiday
Spa when I'm not in that hotel. Here I go to swim sometimes but the
swimming pool is far from here. My workouts, basically treadmill or
stairmaster or some weights, just to sweat. Or just turn on the music and do
it at home. I don't have a very structured life.
Q:Do you still have that house in Laurel Canyon? A: Yes, but my brother lives in Santa Monica so when I'm in
L.A., I'll stay on the westside.
Q: Who else do you spend time with regularly? A: People I want to spend time with, I couldn't. On location,
I'm with the crew, and when I'm off the movie, I need to come home to my
husband. I wish I could spend a little more time with friends. That's one bad
thing, because I'm not so reliable as a friend other than getting me on the