Editor's Note

Dear readers,

Mistakes are inevitable. Whether it’s something as big as oversleeping the day of a big test or as small as forgetting your umbrella during a rainstorm—like I did today—they’re an unavoidable part of life and should be treated as such. That’s why we’ve chosen to celebrate things that have gone wrong, so to speak, in our “Oops” issue.

I’ll never forget the day I received the rejection email from my first-choice college, after an early decision deferral. I felt as if the four years of hard work I’d put into high school were a complete waste. Of course, I ended up falling in love with the school I eventually went to, and earned my journalism degree, something my first choice didn’t even offer. I know I’m not the only one with this story. In this issue, one Mochi writer tells us why getting rejected from her dream school turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to her.

Aside from celebrating mistakes—did you know that chocolate chip cookies were invented when a recipe went awry?—we also have stories that will help you fix and avoid them. Need a quick way to fix eyeliner that’s gone askew? Or make sure you don’t blow a big interview? We’ve got you covered.

Also in this issue, we’re featuring some incredible women who have overcome obstacles to find their passions in life. Cover girl Priscilla Ahn has had her music featured on hit series like Grey’s Anatomy—yet she manages to stay true to herself, singing songs about being geeky that tug directly at our heartstrings. Former Vogue assistant Aimee Cho worked in TV and print before she started designing the perfect trench coats. I spent years looking for one that didn’t drown out my short frame until I stumbled upon Gryphon’s mini trench.

Finally, if there’s one story you can’t miss, it’s our top ten Asian food truck list. Meals on wheels have taken over the dining scene, and we’ve noticed tons of new takes on Asian food offered at these trucks. Make sure to track down one of our favorites for lunch soon—I guarantee it won’t be a mistake.