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On Saturday, Dec 21, Kim Soo Karate teamed up withMillionaire Matchmaker Amber Neal to sponsor a unique way to help about 36 young singles learn important self-defense skills while exercising and meeting new friends in a safe environment.
According to Ms. Neal, part of the concern is a fear of those who try on-line dating. What happens if the person you agreed to meet turns out to be psychopath or serial killer?
The group that gathered at the Kim Soo Karate studio at 1740 Jacqueline Street reflected Houston’s ethnic and professional diversity, ranging from a first experience with Martial Arts to a Tae Kwan Do instructor. Of all the options for the first course, drills on resisting gun attacks was the favorite.
Kim Chiang, owner of the studio, lead the sample class beginning with traditional Korean oaths to maintain discipline and respect and to refrain from violent behavior. Then on to warm ups, falling drills, balance, kicking cardboards held by partners, and shouts to focus energy and respiration,
As a simple example, the students learned how to resist an unarmed choker.
Finally, Kim Chiang distributed toy wooden guns to the group and each took turns being the would-be aggressor and the potential victim. He showed different approaches depending if the gun was pointed to the back of the head or the front, and alternative followup moves for overpowering and disarming the attacker.
As an unexpected treat, Kim Soo, Chiang’s’ father and the founder of the studio made an unplanned visit. He had recently returned from a 6 month teaching tour in Korea. Father and Son treated the group to an expert demonstration of self-defense tactics.
It’s still too early to tell how many will follow up with a longer course or how many romances were sparked, but the entire group expressed a great deal of satisfaction with the experience, so similar self-defense mixers are bound to become a popular option for first dates.
Article written in http://www.yourtango.com about my Pheromone party in Houston!
Published November 2013
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The Full Manti: FakeInternetGirlfriend.com Aired 2/20/2013
Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:07 PM CST Updated: Feb 20, 2013 9:08 PM CST By Ned Hibberd, Reporter – bio HOUSTON (FOX 26) – You’ve heard of long-distance relationships? Now a website is offering a relationship that’s a “long distance” from the truth. For $250 a month, fakeinternetgirlfriend.com offers to provide men with the electronic illusion of a significant other. She will text you, send you love notes on Facebook and even leave voicemail messages. And unlike Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o, you will rest assured she doesn’t really exist. Because you’re paying for phony. In fact, you might consider this website, “The Full Manti.” Houston matchmaker Amber Neal understands the appeal. “Image is everything. Perception is reality,” Neal said. “And it is a social pressure that we have to have the successful career. Have the successful relationship.” But Neal believes those who try to fake it will eventually be found out. Besides, ladies who want equal opportunity won’t find it here. There is no fakeinternetboyfriend.com. At least…not yet. Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/21292179/the-full-manti-fakeinternetgirlfriendcom#ixzz2LVWMFrNX
Houston’s Washington Ave bars celebrate NBA All-star weekend (Photos)
- February 16, 2013
- By: Marc Pembroke
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The Addix, about a block north of Washington Ave, has a home style decor in its 3 guest areas, an outer terrace, center, and inner rooms, with an exotic flare, using glowing artificial torches for light and heat on the terrace (appreciated in the unusually chilly air) and glowing heat lamps in the central area with a bar, tables, and a photo booth. The main inner bar includes the stage, dancing floor and lounge chairs. The different zones facilitate different sorts of simultaneous socializing. A half-dozen comedians and rappers livened up the crowd. Most of the guests were young professionals, comfortable paying the $25 cover charge for a relaxing time with a touch of glamor, mingling with musicians, local comedians, models , and charming waitresses. Amids the blaring music and frequent checks of i-phones, the rumors circulated that a mystery VIP would arrive between 10 and 11:00 PM. Some said it might be Shaquile O’Neil. Others named a few well-known comedians. Several television cameras, freelance photographers, and enthusiastic amateurs began gathering on the outer terrace, while the others took turns capturing the atmosphere on video. Eventually a long black limousine arrived and a local director positioned his crew. The VIPs were the popular Indie group Alazae who delivered an electrifying performance of “Code Red.” shortly after 1:00 AM, and the tireless party-goers still needed to be urged to leave when the bar closed at 2.
Can you smell it? Love is only a sniff away
Posted: Feb 14, 2013 10:05 PM CST Updated: Feb 14, 2013 10:05 PM CSTBy Ned Hibberd, Reporter – bio
HOUSTON (FOX 26) -When it comes to matters of the heart, your nose knows. That’s the theory, anyhow, behind Houston’s newest dating game: the pheromone party.Pheromones are chemical transmitters that are thought to signal sexual attraction in the animal kingdom.”Chemistry is everything. It really matters,” said matchmaker Amber Neal, who consulted on the party, which was held at Nouveau Antique Art Bar in Midtown.Participants were instructed to sleep in one of their t-shirts for three consecutive nights.”They put them in a Ziploc bag and they freeze them during the day,” explained Jennifer Huthmacher, with party organizer Houston Social Source. “And when they get home they can put them in the dryer to warm them up and put them on before bed again.”At the party, the undergarments were all sampled – sniffed, really – by singles of the opposite sex.Emily, one of the eligible bachelorettes, said one sample emitted “a nice comfortable smell. It’s not overpowering. It just smells like something you can snuggle up with.” “This one really doesn’t do for me,” said Brian, after taking a deep whiff. “Something about that; I don’t know if it’s a turnoff but it doesn’t smell, I’d say, sweet.” Pheromones do not emit a detectable scent. But they are believed to trigger a tingle, deep in the animal brain. “To me, I think it’s fantastic,” said a woman named Liane. “Because this is what we’ve been doing for thousands upon thousands of years.” According to Houston Social Source pheromones assisted in four “love connections,” plus four more matches that were unrelated to the undershirts.Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/21203130/2013/02/14/can-you-smell-it-happy-valentines-day#ixzz2KwHcBARL
Houston’s 2nd Pheromone Party organizers follow the scent of success (Photos)
- February 9, 2013
- By: Marc Pembroke
Some of the participants attended the first party, but everyone seemed to enjoy the experience, judging from the room full of lively conversations after the display. But if any pheromone-stimulated coupling was in the offing, the party goers were discrete about it, at least to the reporters and organizers (see video clip of interview. Perhaps it was just a fun way to break the ice at a party. Perhaps everyone took a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to the event. Whatever did or did not happen afterwards, participants seemed eager to do it again…
1/10/13 – 1st Media Coverage of the New Year will air on 1/11/13 at 5pm on the CW39 News Fix!!After interview with Producers Jamee & Maggie! More to come with them! Stay tuned!
We made the News! Houston Social Source and I partnered to bring you the newest and hottest dating trend to hit Houston and we have pictures of the news story! I kid you not when I say it was PACKED! CLICK HERE TO SEE STORY: http://www.click2houston.com/news/Pheromone-party-held-for-Houston-singles/-/1735978/17820914/-/format/rss_2.0/-/nt1reg/-/index.html
Last year, I was cast in a Reality Show as the Head MatchMaker and CEO for MatchandMingle.com. This is the SIZZLER of the reality show about me and my MatchMakers. ENJOY!! Match and Mingle Sizzler from Iamnext.tv on Vimeo. The MatchandMingle.com commercial! That’s me in the back Enjoy! Untitled from Iamnext.tv on Vimeo. Here is an INTRO – 1st Episode Sample Matchmaker Intro from Iamnext.tv on Vimeo. EXAMINER.COM, MAY 6TH, 2012
Touch & Taste seminars launched on Cinco de Mayo hope to lower divorce rate
- May 6, 2012
- By: Marc Pembroke
Amber and Annie soon developed a plan for couples seeking a better mutual understanding of their emotional needs by learning to paint their thoughts on one another. The program includes one-on-one counseling sessions, with some time for men and women separately, then a simple first effort at painting a basic thought on the partner’s neck, arm, or hand. After the first work of art, the couples exchange roles as painter and “living canvas.” Even those with no art experience or talent can participate. Some participants paint only initials, a heart, or a simple message. But they soon find new avenues of expression in seeing their work on their partners.
For more and information and seminar schedules contact Amber Neal at Matchmaker Enterprises . EXAMINER.COM, AUGUST 26, 2012
Houston’s first Pheromone Party opens new frontiers in dating
- August 26, 2012
- By: Marc Pembroke
The concept of a pheromone party is to give everyone a chance to sniff the pheromones of the guests discretely and anonymously then agree to strike up a conversation with someone who knows that something about them turns them on. So, the plan is for everyone to sleep in the same t-shirt for three nights before the event. The t-shirt is then placed in a zip-lock bag and frozen. The night of the party, everyone brings his or her thawed sealed bag to the event. The bags are then numbered so that only the host and the owner knows whose shirt it contains. Next, during the mixer, each person takes a whiff of all the bags brought by those of the sex he or she is trying to attract. A picture is taken with the person holding up any bag of interest. The photos are then projected or posted for all to see. In this case, I brought my printer along so anyone who had discovered a new love would have a souvenir of the moment. So while guests arrived most in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s along with a few seniors, Amber numbered their bags, and the mixing and mingling took its course. I got busy capturing expressions, body language, and of course, as many candid shots of a few of Houston’s amazing young singles, (not to mention Amber). But being the photographer at a pheromone party is a little like being the designated driver at wine-and-cheese party. That said, my non-expert opinion is that pheromones appear to be powerful aphrodisiacs, but its a bit early to go into detail. Amber’s agenda called for an early morning departure for New York, but now that Houston has gotten a whiff of this adventurous new way to “break the ice,” Amber says she has already started working on another party in September. Stay tuned.
Sniffing For Love at Antique Nouveau Bar The folks at Houston Social Source, a social-networking website, certainly think so. And they’d like to prove it to H-Town when they team with comic and Matchmaker Amber Rountree-Neal to host a Pheromone Party at Nouveau Antique Art Bar. Pheromone parties are all the rage in New York and Los Angeles.: AP So what’s a pheromone party? It’s all the rage in New York and Los Angeles, says HSS, so it must be hip, right? First, the parties require homework. Participants must sleep in the same T-shirt for three nights. When out of bed, T-shirts are stored in plastic bags in the freezer. The tees (in the plastic bag) then are brought to the party where members of the opposite sex will sniff them. The idea is to let your sense of smell be your guide to love. The party will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nouveau Antique Art Bar, 2913 Main. Admission is $5 for HSS members and $10 for guests, if you reserve by Friday. The prices increase to $10 and $20, respectively, after Friday. To reserve your spot, go to thehoustonsocialsource.com. HOUSTON CHRONICLE , SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Sniff out your soul Mate at Houston’s 1st Pheromone Party The folks at Houston Social Source, a social networking website, certainly think so. And they’d like to prove it to H-Town when they team with comic and Matchmaker Amber Rountree-Neal to host a Pheromone Party at Nouveau Antique Art Bar. So what’s a pheromone party? It’s all the rage in New York and Los Angeles. First, the parties require homework. Participants must sleep in the same T-shirt for three nights. When out of bed, T-shirts are stored in plastic bags in the freezer. The tees (in the plastic bag) then are brought to the party where members of the opposite sex will sniff them. The idea is to let your sense of smell be your guide to love. HSS owner Jennifer Huthmacher said in a release:
“This is really exciting for the Houston Social Source and for our city. We are proud to have been the first to introduce Houston to a new way to socialize, and now we are proud to be the first to introduce the Pheromone Party craze. We know it will be a hit.”
The party will be 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nouveau Antique Art Bar, 2913 Main St. Admission is $5 for HSS members and $10 for guests if you reserve by Sept. 28. The prices rise to $10 and $20, respectively after Sept. 28 OCTOBER 5, 2012 Amber Neal Presents in association with http://www.houstonsocialsource.com present Houston’s 2nd PHEROMONE PARTY!! The HOTTEST and NEWEST trend in New York and L.A. – The MatchMaker brings it to you FIRST!!! This event was covered by 20/20, Channel 2, The Houston Chronicle, The Houston Press, Culture Map & The National Examiner. EXAMINER.COM, OCTOBER 6th, 2012
Houston Social Source Hosts Pheromone Party at Nouveau Antique Art Bar
- October 6, 2012
- By: Marc Pembroke
Once all was in place, the hostess briefly explained how pheromones work (see article in the journal of Athena Institute), and instructed everyone to go to the appropriate table and sniff all the bags of the appropriate gender. Although pheromones are odorless, they are natures aphrodisiacs, producing a euphoric sense in “naturally” good mates. If the sniffer enjoyed the reaction, he went to the designated photographer and had a photo taken holding up the numbered bag. The photos were projected on a screen so everyone could see who was attracted to what number. In case someone missed the photo, the numbers were announced at the microphone (see video clip). If one spotted someone holding his or her number, all agreed it gave permission to start a conversation. On the other hand, some might just be left “holding the bag.”
October 13, 2012 http://www.houstonpinkbook.com Women Business Owners Empowerment Expo will be Saturday from 9 to 3 and I have been asked to be a Empowerment SPEAKER. Get your tickets and see full flyer (cut it off on here) at http://www.houstonpinkbook.com Swag bag will have all kinds of goodies!! October 19th, 2012 GREY GOOSE SPEED DATING & MIXER W/ MATCHMAKER AMBER NEAL AND ON AIR PERSONALITIES AYANA MACK & JMAC OF 97.9 THE BOX PRESENT THE BIGGEST FREE SPEED DATING EVENT OF 2012 @ SWAGGER LOUNGE~ EXAMINER.COM, OCTOBER 20, 2012
Speed dating comes to the Swagger Bar in Houston
- October 20, 2012
- By: Marc Pembroke
The basic idea of a “speed dating” event is for singles to agree to a five-minute “interview” respecting basic ground rules. All participants register in advance with the sponsoring group, so males and females are about equal in number. A half-dozen tables for 2 were set aside for the session. No names, addresses, phone numbers or business cards are to be exchanged. But questions that can open up a window on personality are fair game. One suggestion “Suppose you knew you had only 6 months to live. Where would you spend them and what would you do?” After five minutes, the emcee announced time to move on to the next interview. Everyone scored the conversation and noted “yes” or “no” for further contact. The ladies remained seated and the gentlemen moved to the next interview table. In little more than 45 minutes, everyone had talked with everyone and all the score sheets were turned in to the hostess for pairing. Meanwhile, guests were treated to a fantastic buffet, and a surprise glimpse at one of Houston’s newest entertainers, singer Amber Smoke Realistically, no system is fool-proof, so it’s important to know how to size up any new person. Here, modern technology can be helpful for those who understand how to use it. A co-sponsor of tonight’s event was Tayarisha Joyce author of “Scope Your Date.” The website, http://www.scopeyourdate.com, offers an e-book to be available November 2, 2012, with advice on free leads to check to see if your new contact has “issues” that merit caution (deadbeat parents, sex offender lists, and more). As Amber explained, with speed-dating participants actually see their new prospect, an advantage over Internet dating. On the other hand, five minutes is not too long if there is no “chemistry” and long enough to see if there is some initial interest. Of course, what happens next is up to each couple. Good friends Ayana Mack and L.C. October 26, 2012 Come check out the MatchMaker perform. Please call 281-964-7485 to get your tickets today! My comedy buddy on the show with me!