On Moving To New York City

by Tony Chung on May 26, 2012

As most of you may know, my life revolves around a constant search for novelty in life and business. On that note, exactly one year ago my girlfriend and I moved to New York City. Before NYC: born in Texas, raised in Texas and California, and post-college pursued a music career in Asia.

Soho district in New York City

Right fit?

In the past, I had taken a few of those ‘Which city do you belong in’ quizzes online, and somehow they always ended up in NYC. So were those quizzes accurate? Funny enough, spot on :)

New York City is like that university I never attended that’s filled with like-minded individuals. People who are not afraid to try out bizarre new ideas, tackle four business at a time, or brew beer at home. People who actually (genuinely) believe they can change the world. It’s an inspiring city to say the least and one of a kind, no doubt.

For those who are inherently passionate, New York City takes this passion and amplifies it tenfold. Keep in mind this goes both ways, negative and positive :)

What I’ve been up to?


After moving to NYC, I set up shop for my company Geekwhat Design in a comfy co-working office on the edge of Soho (where I’m sitting as I type this entry). Business has been on the rise and design now holds a very large stake in my daily life. It’s amazing how much attention to design has carried over to my daily life. A little background on the company: our core services include WordPress custom design/development, UX design and consulting, and web hosting. If you or a colleague of yours is interested in our services, feel free to send me an email.

My company, Geekwhat Design


In addition to the company, I’m now modeling as well. How did this happen you ask? Haha I wish I had a good story, but it’s about as cliche as it gets. I was at a cafe with my gf in East Village on Saint Marks Place, and my current agent Dave scouted me. One thing led to the next, and before I knew it, I had shot Vogue, Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Stoli, and Johnnie Walker. No ginormous campaigns yet, but definitely a good start as my agent tells me. I’ve been modeling for about 8-9 months as of this entry. You can follow my latest gigs at my modeling Facebook page or at Tony Chung Model.

Lord & Taylor Nationwide Campaign 2012

NYC is a city of empowerment. New York to people with inborn passion in their blood is like Professor Xavier’s school to mutants with supernatural abilities. It will make you better and stronger as a business or person.

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