Hello! My name is Tuyền Châu (Tuyen Chau).
Some of you may know me as Keli (or Kelly, pre-2014). Since a young age, I have always been interested in forms of
self-expression—writing, music, photography, etc. Inspired by stories of my late paternal grandfather pursuing
photojournalism in Vietnam during the 60s and my late eldest paternal uncle having been a cải lương singer, confirmation
bias or not, I felt more connected as to why I felt I had to pick up a microphone and camera.
Growing up, we did not have much, so the luxurious karate or piano classes were out of the question. Eventually, I was able to work part-time and save up for a camera and that was when I started offering photography services which later branched out to design services. After graduating, I continued freelancing and worked full-time at small to mid-sized companies. In 2019, I had the opportunity to work at a franchise brokerage agency. Within 8 months, I helped implement structure, increased sales, and decreased costs in the marketing department that it eventually branched out to a new division. This experience made me realize that I enjoy building structures, teams, and plans for businesses with creativity at the root.
Currently, I am on a small business journey with Broken Rice Media LLC and business development. Broken Rice Media provides photography, digital design, and copywriting services. Our goal is to bridge the gap of ambiguity between small business owners and digital media through transparency, quality, and affordability. Outside of that, I find joy spending time with my family and three dogs while working on personal projects and mental/physical wellbeing.
Things could change. All I know is that everyone faces adversity and life is fickle so it is important to live each day intentionally and that means differently for each person. My hope is to share stories that will inspire others to learn self-expression and to find ways to give back to the community with the little time I have on this earth.
This blog is where I will be sharing stuff happening in life, business, and all things in between. I hope my content could bring some use or entertainment to you.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have questions or would like to collaborate, drop a message and let’s grab (virtual) boba tea!