Monthly Archives: January 2009

Kick out the Ladder

Another film in Honda’s Dream the Impossible Documentary Series. If you missed the previous one, check out Failure: The Secret to Success. This short invites you to discover the inspirational metaphor “Kick out the Ladder” that has helped impossible dreams come true. Watch the cinematic journey and unearth the unique way of advancement from Honda associates who have kicked out the ladder, as well as those who have achieved success as a result of it. Watch this Honda philosophy in action, and learn the meaning behind it.

Kick out the Ladder

Failure: The Secret to Success

Honda has a short film series online. It is a very inspirational series. We learned a lot from watching it. This short is about failure. We started as an experiment. Not afraid to fail. Here’s the synopsis of “Failure: The Secret to Success”

Failure. The mere thought can paralyze even the most heroic thinkers and keep great ideas off the drawing board. But is failing really that bad? We get an inside look at the mishaps of Honda racers, designers and engineers to learn how they draw upon failure to motivate them to succeed. From poor color choices to blown race engines, these risk-taking individuals provide an honest look at what most people fear most. Watch the film and discover the upside of failure.

Failure: The Secret to Success

ABDC Season 3 – behind the scenes episode 3

PacRimPress continues to delivered on the behind the scenes footage of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 3. Here’s the Asian American highlights for episode 3:

Quest Crew get asked who’s single and who’s not. Also rump shakin’ action.

The girls of Beat Freaks talk about dancing like Britney Spears

Team Millenia dress like Britney, Madonna, and K-fed as they change themes every week

RJ “Kool Raul” Navalta of Supreme Soul talks about talks about life after ABDC and which crew he would want to be on in season 3

Tammy and Victor Jih on The Amazing Race 14

We spotted siblings Tammy and Victor Jih in a promo for The Amazing Race 14. Tammy Jih (26) and Victor Jih (35) are both lawyers who graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Victor Jih is Owner and CEO of Victory Briefs and a partner at O’Melveny and Myers, while sister Tammy Jih is an Associate Attorney for Quinn Emanuel. The Amazing Race 14 premieres Sunday, February 15th, 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s more about Tammy and Victor Jih

If they can manage to work together, this smart and sassy brother/sister duo – both with Harvard Law degrees – might have just what it takes to outsmart the competition and cross the finish line first.

Tammy is a litigator who believes that her ability to keep a cool head under pressure, especially with little or no sleep, will lead to success on the Race. Her biggest pet peeve with her brother is that he’s a bit of a control freak. This was never more evident than when they recently traveled with friends to China and Victor mapped out the entire trip down to the minute.

Victor is a partner at his law firm and works as a corporate litigator. He is running the Race to see if he and his sister can co-exist in a hyper-competitive situation without driving each other crazy. Victor thinks that his teammate can be immature and selfish and he’s hoping the Race will remedy that.

Victor is confident in his decision making and believes his sister should do what he says as he knows best. Tammy would like to prove to Victor that she’s not a baby anymore and that it’s time he view her as an equal. Victor is modeling his game play after the cut-throat style of Rob and Amber while Tammy prefers Season 12 winners TK and Rachel’s laid back approach.

Both have traveled extensively and are supremely confident in their ability to win the million dollar prize.

UPDATE: Tammy and Victor Jij win Amazing Race 14

Tammy and Victor Jih on The Amazing Race 14