What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (March 25th-31st)

For those who follow this blog, you might be wondering why this is coming to you a day early. Well, I want to pause from my usual Saturday blog post today, for I am in mourning. My family unexpectedly lost our sweet dog Tonks yesterday, and the grief is real.

I don’t care if you think she was just a pet. Having grown up around dogs, it goes without saying that they are family. If you want to learn more about what she was like, apart from a video I had posted on Instagram, you might find it interesting that she was an influence for the character of Heiki in An Absolute Mind. There are many traces of Tonks within that fictional dog, that pop out as natural assets.

She was a radiating presence in my life for ten glorious years. I shall miss her dearly.

I’ll be back to the regular swing of things next week. For now though, here is what you missed: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (March 25th-31st)”

What Did I Miss? (March 18th-24th)

Published Works

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY – For YOMYOMF, I continue my retrospect series of pieces exploring this short lived PBS show, in honor of its upcoming 20th anniversary.

  • Meet the Co-Creator – My profile piece on “Kanga Roddy” co-creator George Chung.
  • Meet the Director – My profile piece on the director of most of the “Kanga Roddy” episodes, Doug Freeman.

An Open Letter to the March for Our Lives Participants

To the participants in the 800+ Marches for Our Lives happening all over the world today:

You shouldn’t have to be doing this. You shouldn’t have to make a statement that you just want to live life without fearing for your end by an AR-15. Those who actually spearheaded today’s movement – the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting – should be mourning their fallen classmates and staff, healing from this gut-wrenching experience, and focus on getting readjusted to school. If you wanted to take it a step further, the shooting – or any of the mass shootings for that matter – shouldn’t have happened. There should be a lot less broken families in this country and more loved ones still among us. Continue reading “An Open Letter to the March for Our Lives Participants”

What Did I Miss? (March 11th-17th)

Published Works

In the Haziness of Identities: My Experience with the Hapa Project – For Multiracial Media, I discussed my participation in Kip Fulbeck’s upcoming hapa.me exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, along with what that has meant to me on a personal level.

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Introduction – For YOMYOMF, I kick off my retrospect series of pieces exploring this short lived PBS show, in honor of its upcoming 20th anniversary.

Articles vs. Transcripts

Without going into context, let’s just say that you’re going to start seeing a lot more interview-based pieces written by me make appearances online over the next few weeks. If you’ve read any of my feature pieces I’ve written in the past, then you might see how I’ve had experience in both writing them in an article-styled format and in a transcript format. For these several feature pieces I have lined up, all of them have been written in the article style. Continue reading “Articles vs. Transcripts”

What Did I Miss? (March 4th-10th)

Published Works

Ruby Ibarra Celebrates Filipino American Women in “Us” Music Video – For YOMYOMF, I shine a light on rapper Ruby Ibarra’s empowering music video for her song, “Us.”

Interviews

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF productionThe Pioneer‘s Sierra Perales talks to Thomas Paras and I about Bindlestiff Studio’s upcoming production of “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon.”

Appearances

The Geek Show 2: BindleCon – I received a shout out as the This Filipino American Life podcast help promote “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon” on their website.

A Family, A Rebellion, and a Deepening Universe: About “Star Wars Rebels”

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 took another look at the “Star Wars” franchise and how my love for it has deepened over the course of the past few years. Today, in honor the series finale earlier this week, I shall discuss my thoughts from, what has come to be, one of my all-time favorite stories from this same universe. Today, I discuss “Star Wars Rebels.”
Continue reading “A Family, A Rebellion, and a Deepening Universe: About “Star Wars Rebels””

What Did I Miss? (Feb. 25th-March 3rd)

Published Works

Asian American Broadway Actors Join the Cast of NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!– For YOMYOMF, I briefly highlight the two Asian American Broadway actors who’ve recently announced as cast members of NBC’s upcoming East Sunday live broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Bindlestiff Studio Presents THE GEEK SHOW 2: BINDLECON– For YOMYOMF, I present the official press release for the theatre production I’m currently serving as a writer and marketing coordinator for.

Special Friday Post: Announcing “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon”

Hey everyone!

I’m writing a day ahead of my weekly blog post with a very special announcement. As I have briefly indicated in previous blog posts, I’m currently involved in the making of the upcoming second iteration of “The Geek Show.” For those who need a refresher, “The Geek Show” is both a love letter and critique to contemporary geek culture; explored by way of sketch comedy, dramatic pieces, and other mediums appropriate for the stage. Continue reading “Special Friday Post: Announcing “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon””