The Story of Abbey

February 26, 2007

Bubi Au Yeung

Bubi Au Yeung


I created Ren in August and which is character of Treeson and Ren story.
Ren – He always carry a red cart and wander on his own.

Check out the story at:


Golden boy

I will draw story for him.


Boy head

sketch on moleskine




Medium: Pen/Ink
Style:Children’s Book

The Story of Abbey

Tonight is Hollywood’s biggest night, and a group of Carson High School students is trying to figure out how to get there.

Student Television Network, a nationally recognized group of schools from across the country, holds an annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., to improve video production and broadcast journalism skills.

The conference, which runs March 6-10, will feature keynote speakers, demonstrations from Hollywood’s elite and competitions amongst the 1,500 students who attend.

Last year, a group of four students from Carson High School placed fourth out of the 63 teams competing in the music video competition.

Tyler Bourns, 18, a Carson High School senior, competed last year and would like to return again this year.

He said he learned different tips and tricks from the workshops, but the competitions served as the greatest teaching tool.

Students were given eight hours to produce the music video.

“You want to work on a high-quality product, but you also have to meet the deadline,” Bourns explained. “It’s difficult, but it’s a great experience, especially in this business, which is all about making deadlines.”

Bourns said he was able to get experience from the conference to put on his résumé, which will help him as he pursues his goal of becoming a feature film director.

Jordan Nash, 17, attended the conference last year as a sophomore.

“It was my first real taste of Hollywood,” he said. “I got there, and I’m talking to real Hollywood actors – it’s the real stuff. It’s just this feeling of being there. I’ll never forget that. I’ll take that with me forever.”

Nash is more interested in film advertising than making movies, and says the conference teaches things he wouldn’t learn elsewhere.

For example, in a workshop last year, students were shown how to create special effects against a green screen.

“With the skills comes a boost of confidence,” Nash said. “They’re showing you step-by-step how they get a shot. It just blows you away they’re sharing all their secrets.”

Video production teacher Brian Reedy said he’d like to take the four who attended last year, along with six additional students.

However, at $500 apiece for travel, accommodations and registration, the cost may be too prohibitive.

“I hope they can all go,” Reedy said. “It definitely infuses them with a greater zeal and understanding.”

Video production students at the school host a daily news program as well as create various community projects. Last year, they were amongst the top 10 teams nationwide in a contest to create a video promoting safe driving.

They have also worked with community leaders to document problems facing the school district as well as the dangers of drug abuse.

To donate to the Student Television Network conference, call Brian Reedy at 283-1652, or send a check payable to Carson High School Video Production to Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City, NV 89702

“Do Vui Co Thuong”

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness month in January, OCAPICA is providing a contest about cervical cancer awareness for the Vietnamese American community. Participants that get the most answers correct will have an opportunity to win one of the 12 cash prizes. All forms must be either fax or postmarked by Wednesday, February 28, 2007 to the OCAPICA office. Participants must be present at Nguoi Viet Conference Room (14775 Moran St. , Westminster, CA 92683) on Friday, March 16, 2007 from 6:30PM-8:30PM to receive prize. There will be entertainment, refreshments, and free music CD giveaways

1.      For information sheet http://www.ocapica. org/documents/ 2007FebThangCanh Giac.pdf

2.      For contest form http://www.ocapica. org/documents/ 2007FebPhieuDuTh i.pdf

Please either fax or postmarked by Wednesday, 02/28/07


12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 214A Garden Grove, CA 92843

(714) 636-8828 fax

12 Cash Prizes Total

•   2 Grand Prizes of $100

•   10 Cash Prizes of $50


For more information, please contact:

Lucy Huynh lhuynh@ocapica. org

(714) 530-2323


Dragons and fairies are coming to the Children’s Museum of Stockton as part of the largest touring exhibit the downtown attraction has ever hosted.

“Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Vietnam Through Folktales” opens Wednesday and continues through June 2. It is the first travelling exhibit to appear at the museum since spring 2002, said city recreation supervisor Gina Delucchi.

“It’s awesome,” Delucchi said. “It’s very interactive, it’s easy for children to understand, it’s colorful, it’s beautiful.”


“Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Vietnam through Folktales”

When: Wednesday through June 2

Where: Children’s Museum of Stockton, 402 W. Weber Ave.

Admission: $4.50

Information: (209) 465-4386,

The 1,400-square-foot exhibit includes interactive activities based on Vietnamese folktales about dragons, orphans, magical trees, kings and emperors. The activities are designed to teach visitors about Vietnamese culture.

Visitors can try on traditional Vietnamese masks and clothing and check out an interactive model houseboat. There is also a scooter that allows riders to feel like they’re navigating Vietnamese urban traffic.

Museum admission will be half-price – $2.25 – from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays in March, April, and May to encourage people to see the exhibit.

Christina Schmidt McKee, an exhibit developer for the Children’s Museum of Houston, said she hopes “Dragons & Fairies” encourages visitors to reconsider any stereotypes they might hold about Vietnam. The Houston museum created “Dragons & Fairies” as part of the Freeman Foundation’s Asian Exhibit Initiative.

“(Visitors) can gain an appreciation of other cultures,” Schmidt McKee said. “You’ll reconsider who these other people are. They become no longer ‘the other,’ but one of us.”

The Asian Exhibit Initiative includes seven travelling exhibits using a $7 million grant from the Vermont-based Freeman Foundation and administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. The foundation hopes the initiative would give American children an opportunity to experience Asian culture.

Other exhibits focus on Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Hmong culture.

The Stockton museum applied to the Association of Children’s Museum nearly four years ago to host one of the exhibits. Association executive director Janet Rice Elman said that in addition to helping teach Americans about Asian culture, the initiative also provides smaller children’s museums like the one in Stockton with the experience of hosting a large travelling exhibit.

Delucchi said the Stockton museum’s board has discussed hosted more travelling exhibits in the future.

Contact reporter Ian Hill at (209) 943-8571 or Visit his blog.