Officially Champions Again!

If no one told you yet, the Golden State Warriors are champions once more! To keep the #AllGoldEverything vibes, here’s a compilation of our Yay Area inspired work Hella Golden Jersey A supporter rockin the jersey with Chuy Gomez! Hella Golden Stickers Splash Bros and Riley Illustration I Feel Blessed Poster Which one is your…

My Top 5 Running Spots

As summer is approaching and you’re procrastinating to get that summer body you’re still thinking about working towards, why not take the opportunity to take yourself outdoors and enjoy the sun? Here’s a list of my top 5 training spots that I hit multiple times a year when I’m in half marathon training mode: Lake Chabot,…

Urban Paradise 2017

– by Ray@Empire – What is UP yall?!?! Urban Paradise, that’s what’s UP! (aha) Our friends at The Company hosted their yearly dance showcase, Urban Paradise this past Saturday, and we were invited to vendor once again! It was definitely fun meeting new friends, and passing out stickers to Anthony Lee… (aha) We want to…

A Celebration and Farm Getaway

– by ChiChai@Empire – So far I’ve taken you to Manila’s hustle-and-bustle (click here) and island-hopping in Coron (click here.) This post will bring you to the provinces Bulacan and Pampanga. Mine and Chris@Empire’s trip happily aligned with two Project PEARLS events: 1) our Bulacan’s nursery and grade school graduation ceremony and 2) the Project PEARLS…

Art of Us: Recap Video and Photos!

The journey of Art of Us is far from over! We have tons of photos and this recap video for you to relive the show (or experience it for the first time if you weren’t able to make it!) View the Art of Us recap video here: You can view our hundreds of photos on our Facebook page…

Art of Us 2017

– by ChiChai@Empire with photos by Braindon Raines, Ray@Empire, and Rizzabel@Empire – What began as discussions over food & text messages became an evening of performance art and a strong sense of community for local artists & our motherland. After a six-month long collaboration between the Company and the Empire Team came Art of Us.  Before diving into the recap,…

‘Art of Us’ Recap – Coming Soon!

We can’t believe Art of Us came and went. We have loads of thank-you’s, love shout-outs, and photos coming your way!  Stay tuned for our recap post! Photo credit: Brandon Raines

Art of Us: Sorah Yang (+ special guest!)

Last but definitely not least out of the Art of Us performers is California’s very own Sorah Yang! (Don’t forget to buy your tickets here!) featured photo credit to IG: @tzacnd Sorah Yang is a dancer, choreographer, and singer from the Bay Area and currently resides in LA. After receiving her business degree at USC…

Art of Us: KJ Estudillo

Art of Us is THIS SATURDAY!!! Buy your tickets here. Last but not least of the Art of Us dancer spotlight is KJ Estudillo! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  KJ is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the Philippines! A little more about KJ……

Art of Us: Melvin Sings

Next up on our Art of Us performer spotlight is the vocalist and musician Melvin Gutierrez aka Melvin Sings! Melvin Gutierrez, also known as Melvin Sings! is a 29 year old musician from San Francisco, Ca. His love for music was brought to people’s attention with the help of his best friend Jeremy “Passion” Manongdo…

Art of Us: Melissa Batesting

Art of Us is in two weeks and we still got plenty of performers to introduce you to! Up next in our Art of Us spotlight is Melissa Batesting! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  Melissa is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the…

2016 Throwback: Growth

– by ChiChai@Empire –  The Empire Team and I joke around that our most successful event was one that didn’t exist. This event had a couple hundred attendees, a dozen artists and performers, and good vibes from doors open to close. But the thing is, that event did exist. It was our art show Growth Why do we…