Projekt NewSpeak is a five-year-old West coast organization dedicated to touching the hearts and minds of all people through slam poetry, music and other forms of independent art and expression.
In a recent post on the Projekt NewSpeak blog, spoken word artist David A. Romero writes about encountering Mike Q Kim, Masterchef Extraordinaire:
“I am obsessed with cooking shows. Of all the chefs out there, my favorite is the foul-mouthed Brit, Gordon Ramsay. Imagine my surprise as I checked out Ramsay’s latest show, MasterChef on FOX, and up popped Mike Q Kim, someone I knew from doing poetry in Hollywood!
“With his easygoing manner and sense of humor, Mike Q Kim would undoubtedly be dubbed as the fan favorite of the show. Like many viewers across the nation, I watched each and every episode of MasterChef with the hopes that Mike’s cuisine would reign supreme.
“They say that ‘good things happen to good people.’ I think that’s mostly a load of garbage. But Mike is one of those good people that when something good happens to them, you feel like all is well in the universe.
“I recently had a chance to speak with Mike to ask him about MasterChef, fishing, food and his own personal philosophies towards life and love.”
Romero then goes on to reprint his interview, asking Kim about his experiences on the show, about what it’s like to represent the Asian-Pacific-American community in the media, about his poetry (“getting love, being love—that’s the message I want to share”), his passion for deep-sea fishing (“Fishing taps into something primal. It’s a way of life”), his philosophy of life and cooking (“Giving food is the best way I know of to give love”), and many other aspects of his life.
Finally, Romero asked him, “Any last words or shout-outs?”
And Kim said:
“Read The Go Giver and The Power of Now. Those books are incredible. They changed my life. They could change yours, seriously.”