• Meet Lauren Banks
    Actress, Writer and Jewelry Designer I met Lauren Banks several years ago through my talented friend Rachel Bruno. Lauren is an actress, writer and jewelry designer, and she needed some […]
  • Trading the “Dull” Market Before Earnings – January 12, 2023
    When talking about investing, it’s always good to start with some context. The market has been falling since mid-December, and Christmas and New Year rallies failed to materialize. In fact, […]
  • Investing Update and Market Outlook – January 8, 2023
    As always, a market outlook are tricky, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. But first, let’s do an investing update as of Sunday, January 8, 2023. The year-end Rally […]
  • Joshua Tree – Desert Christ Park
    desert christ park, a rarely visited sculpture garden gem near joshua tree I’ve visited Desert Christ Park a couple of times now, and there’s rarely anyone there. People visit Joshua […]
  • Joshua Tree – The Out of This World Integratron
    the integratron near joshua tree is a one-of-a-kind location Built in 1954, the Integratron is located in Landers, CA, about 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. It stands […]
  • Joshua Tree – My Favorite Adventures
  • Joshua Tree – Ryan Mountain Hike
    Stunning views on the 3 mile ryan mountain Trail, Joshua tree, CA The Ryan Mountain hike might be my favorite trail in Joshua Tree. I’d been to Joshua Tree several […]
  • Joshua Tree – Garth’s Boulder Gardens
    An Secret Joshua Tree Destination Garth’s Boulder Gardens is a 640 acre sanctuary located near Pioneertown, CA, about 20 miles from Joshua Tree. The wilderness seeks to embody spirituality, living […]
  • Photography: Shooting the Crescent Moon
    At angel’s Gate Lighthouse, san pedro, CA Moon photography, especially against a well-known local landmark, seems to be all the rage these days.  And no wonder, such shots can be […]
  • Directing: Clocks PSA
    Executive Producers: LA-18.Written by: LA-18 , Ming Lo.Cinematography and Graphics by: Ming Lo The Project. LA-18 was very interested in supporting the voting effort, both for the 2006 California primaries […]
  • Directing: Asian Pacific American Legal Center 2006
    Executive Producers: APALC, LA-18.Script, Cinematography, Editing and English Graphics by: Ming LoCast: Student, Janet Chu; Florist, Mrs. Chu; Yuppie, Richard Tang; Doctor, Grace Kung; Depressed Person/Abuse Victim, Elainia Perng; Discrimination Victim, […]
  • Directing: LA Asian Arts – Vienna Teng
    Spotlight on Vienna Teng by Ming Lo Sunday, March 5, 2006 Vienna Teng, the 27-year old singer, songwriter, and pianist, talks about her journey from tinkering on the piano at […]
  • Directing: Old Pasadena Management District
    “Old World Charm” Executive Producers: Old Pasadena Management District, LA-18.Written by: Shanelle Rose, Ming LoShooting, Editing and Graphics by: Ming Lo The Project. As part of their work for the […]
  • Directing: Socal Gas PSA
    Executive Producers: SoCal Gas, LA-18Producers: LA-18, Ming LoWritten by: LA-18Directed and Edited by: Ming LoCast: Chinese Host, April Kuan; Korean Host, Yunjung ChangCrew: Director of Photography, Joseph Setele; Grip, Eddie […]
  • Directing: Organization of Chinese Americans 2006
    Executive Producers: OCA-GLA, LA-18Written by: Clara ChiuEditing and Graphics by: Ming LoProducers: Mia Chan, Ming Lo. The Project. OCA is the Organization of Chinese Americans, specifically, in this case, the […]
  • Directing: JYP Entertainment
    Executive Producers: JYP, LA-18.Cinematography and Editing by: Ming LoSound: Alex Salmona The Project. JY Park is a renowned Korean singer and producer. His company also manages many up-and-coming performers, including […]
  • Directing: The Shops at Santa Anita Commercial II
    THE SHOPS AT SANTA ANITA 2 – CARUSO STYLE Executive Producers: Caruso Affiliated, ICG Worldwide, LA-18Written by: Ron WongDirected and Edited by: Ming LoProducers: Mia Chan, Ming LoCast: Father, Liang […]
  • Directing: The Shops at Santa Anita Commercial I
    THE SHOPS AT SANTA ANITA I – “SCHOOLS” Executive Producers: Caruso Affiliated, ICG Worldwide, LA-18.Written by: Ron Wong, Ming Lo.Directed and Edited by: Ming LoProducers: Mia Chan, Ming Lo.Cast: Father, […]
  • Directing: Kylin TV Commercial
    Executive Producers: Kylin TV, LA-18.Producers: Tenaye Owens, Ming LoWritten by: LA-18Directed by: Ming LoCast: Host, Juliette ZhouCrew: Director of Photography, Ming Lo; Gaffer, Joe Wah; Grip, Eddie Magana ;Make-Up and […]
  • Directing: JC Penney Commercials
    Executive Producers: JC Penney, Intertrend, LA-18Advertising Agency: IntertrendBroadcast: LA-18Written by: Ming LoDirected and Edited by: Ming LoProducers: Mia Chan, Wenona Wynn, Ming LoCast: Host/Mother, Yi Lin; Father, Steven Gee; Daughter, […]
  • Directing: Birchbark Villas Commercial
    Executive Producers: Birchbark Villas , LA-18.Broadcast: LA-18Cinematography and Editing by: Ming LoGraphics: Diego Taracena The Project. Birchbark Villas is a gated community located in Downey, CA. They were nearing completion […]
  • Why I Hate Bluehost #1: Pointing A Domain To A Site Hosted Elsewhere
    I had a simple task… or so it seemed.  I had purchased a domain at Bluehost, and I needed it to point to a site hosted at  In concept, […]
  • Top 15 Things To Do In Los Angeles by Ming Lo
    There are so many things to do in Los Angeles and so many are iconic – the pictures and places you see whenever LA anyone talks about LA.  Here are […]
  • Travel: Shiprock, New Mexico
    By Ming Lo Chances are, you won’t see Shiprock unless you make it a point to do so.  There’s some stunning scenery in the area, but much of it is […]
  • Travel: Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
    By Ming Lo Tucked between Glen Canyon to the West, Monument Valley to the South, and Arches to the Northeast, Natural Bridges seems to be a secondary destination for many.  […]
  • Travel: The Secret Malibu Sea Cave
      By Ming Lo El Matador remains one of LA’s most popular beaches. Every weekend, it’s filled with not only beach goers, but people shooting videos and tik toks, as […]
  • Travel: Hearst Castle
    Most who travel on Route 1 will eventually tour Hearst Castle, I think.  I went without having any idea what I would see, so the following is a little photo […]
  • Travel: South Coyote Buttes – The Paw Hole
    Everyone wants to go to the Wave.  Of course, it’s very difficult, as you most likely know.  We went in-person for the lottery in the morning, and failing to get […]
  • Travel: 18 of the Best Scenic Views of Los Angeles
    If you live in Los Angeles, you see great views everyday.  But often, we are too busy running around to notice.  And even when stuck in traffic, we’re often more […]
  • Travel: Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ
    Horseshoe Bend remains one of the most spectacular attractions in Northern Arizona.  Since I’ve been there a few things have changed – they installed a partial rail, and there’s an […]


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