Normally it’s tradition for me to kick off May with a post in regards to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. But due to circumstances beyond my control and a two-week film festival occupying a good chunk of my time this month, I find myself in a position where I’m instead writing today’s post as we wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
It’s been about a month since the first trailer for it dropped, and we are now less than three months away from the film coming out too. After several people have expressed their opinons on it, today I want to talk about my thoughts about the upcoming film, “Crazy Rich Asians.” Continue reading
This past week has been even busier than the week before, having me swamped this way and that. So once again, I had to put another pause on my weekly Saturday blog post. But things should be back to normal by this time next week, and so therefore, I look forward to returning to the usual routine of things on this blog then. In the mean time, here is what you missed: Continue reading
I’m pausing from my usual Saturday blog post today. This week has just been incredibly busy for me and this weekend is even busier. I’ll aim to have a regular out post next week. For now though, here is what you missed: Continue reading
So you might notice my homepage looks slightly different as of recently. You might see how there is a button on the right hand side that says “Buy Me a Coffee.” If you click on that button, that will take you directly on over to my brand new Ko-fi page. Continue reading
Five Elizas Slay the April #Hamildrop – For YOMYOMF, I shed light on this powerful rendition of an early version of the song, “Burn,” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.”
Jonny Sun Brings All the Charm and Crazy Stories to LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS – For YOMYOMF, I summarize just some of the stories told by graphic novelist Jonny Sun, in his guest appearance on the talk show.
A few years ago, I started making the effort to expand my dialogue about storytelling by going beyond the boundaries of books and out into the mediums of TV and film. I do so by doing these analysis pieces once a while about a TV show or film that has reached a significant time in its history (i.e. series premiere, series finale, film release, anniversary of a release, etc.). Previously, I did an overview of the TV show, “Star Wars Rebels,” following its series finale. Today, in honor the release of its entire first season, I shall be entering the world of online streaming for the first time by taking a look at the latest addition to “The Karate Kid” saga that has been, rightfully, drawing in all the praise. Today, I’m talking about the YouTube Red series, “Cobra Kai.”
Review of Cyan Night’s Girl Fighter – For Goodreads, I provide my thoughts and questions about this emotionally-impacting – and relate-able – novel.
COBRA KAI Strikes Attention with Unique Storytelling – For YOMYOMF, I give my take on the first two episodes on the upcoming YouTube Red series on how effective it is in continuing “The Karate Kid” story.
Anime-Inspired STAR WARS RESISTANCE Coming This Fall – For YOMYOMF, I share the announcement regarding the next “Star Wars” animated series, and shed light on one of its cast members.
Featured Author Lauren Lola – Book Reader Magazine asks me about how I got my start in writing, my favorite authors and genres, and what An Absolute Mind is all about.
So I actually meant to write today’s blog post about a month ago, but for different reasons, I had delayed to write and release it until now. We’re at the end of the fourth month of 2018, and in my journey to pursuing creative collaborations with others, I have experienced a setback recently. Continue reading
30 Years Later, Studio Ghibli Double Feature Stands the Test of Time – For YOMYOMF, I wrote about the commonalities that Studio Ghibli films “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Grave of the Fireflies” share, as well as the stark differences that make them the classic films they are, 30 years after they were originally released.
Yet another hashtag has emerged throughout the past week where we social media navigators are encouraged to look at our favorite films and/or TV shows and see if we can find ourselves in them, to some capacity or another. That hashtag is #FilmStruck4. Started up by @FilmStruck on Twitter, this hashtag is to celebrate the four films that “define you.”
In the past, I’ve gotten to share with you all three fictional characters that I can describe myself in and the first times I saw me. This latest hashtag is all about storytelling, so you know I had to participate. Here are four films that define me: