Angela Kuo is a Creative Assistant at SaatchiNY. For more witticisms and info, please be sure to follow her on Twitter @angkuo.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I help the creative department with expenses, travel plans and anything else that needs to be done. I also make the occasional waffle.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I was a server at a Mediterranean restaurant for about a week and then it shut down. I don’t believe the two are related . . .
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
The New York City dream, determination and some very nice people.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
For recent ads, this gets me every single time.
For all time it’d be MJ’s Pepsi ad. What can I say, I grew up watching the Moonwalker laserdisc -
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I would travel the world a bunch of times and go to every Disneyland park : )
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Santorini, Greece (check the photo at the top of the post). I went for spring break during my study abroad with a group of friends. The nicest locals ever. We drove around in smart cars, rode donkeys up cliffs and fell in love with the island. Japan and Amsterdam top the list too.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
A bracelet I found at a flea market in Japan with the quote, “Sometimes the best gain is to lose” on it.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
I’m a sucker for puppy/kitten/baby videos.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
I made mashed potatoes a couple years ago and I got outstanding reviews.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Walk around Central Park, museums, going on a hunt for NYC’s best pho spots.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Still exploring the area but Berimbau on Carmine is pretty good.
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
I’m usually the observer but when I do get up and sing I like to really get the crowd pumped with Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
There’s a small town in Taiwan that only makes tofu dishes, even tofu ice cream, and my family goes every time we visit. We stop at every restaurant and food stand down this long street. The best.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
I use to paint a lot but haven’t since I graduated and moved to the city. Just started taking classes on the weekends . . . thank goodness for random GroupOn deals!
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
I went to my first football game last week, Giants vs. Browns. Giants fans are insane and I love it. I can also say that I understand about 30% of football now!
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
You have to be bright now to have a colorful future. – Mama Kuo.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
A guy asked me a couple years ago what I wanted to do in advertising after I got my degree. I told him my dream was to move to NY and work at Saatchi & Saatchi. His response was, “Yeah honey, you dream big.” Four years later, here I am . . .