What Did I Miss? (April 22nd-28th)

Published Works

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.

Interviews

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.

Finding Trust Through Collaborations

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 “Finding Trust Through Collaborations”

#FilmStruck4: 4 Films That Define Me

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:

Continue reading “#FilmStruck4: 4 Films That Define Me”

What Did I Miss? (April 8th-14th)

Appearances

GEEK SHOW: BINDLECON Opens In San Francisco This Weekend – In his write-up about the (now playing) theatrical production “The Geek Show 2: BindleCon” for YOMYOMF, Offender Dominic briefly acknowledges my involvement in the show.

BBC World Book Club, Celeste Ng – I can be heard asking author Celeste Ng a question regarding her New York Times Bestselling novel, Everything I Never Told You, at one point during this conversation with her for the BBC World Book Club. The lead-in to my question starts at 17:22.

Published Works

Review of Crystal Chan’s All That I Can Fix – In exchange for an ARC of her second novel, for Goodreads, I provide my thoughts about how well written and, at times, mysterious, this novel was.

How NOT to Write a Book Review

Being both the author of two novels and an adamant reader, I’ve become familiar with the process and the way that reviews are written online from other readers from around the world. As a result, I’d like to think I’ve become accustomed to the qualities that make a good review, and qualities that make a poorly executed one.

It’s the latter that drive me crazy, especially as the recipient of quite a few of them. That’s why today, I break it down for everyone by explaining how NOT to write a book review: Continue reading “How NOT to Write a Book Review”

What Did I Miss? (April 1st-7th)

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 20th anniversary.

  • Meet the Puppeteers/Cast (Part 3) – My profile piece on the puppeteering duo for “Adventures with Kanga Roddy,” Kamela Portuges and Lee Armstrong.
  • Memories of Uncle Pat – My piece recapping memories of late “Kanga Roddy” cast member Pat Morita, from the points of view from the cast, crew, and his family.

Interviews

Interview: Lauren Lola – Author of An Absolute Mind – Lit CelebrAsian talks to me about science fiction, play writing, current projects, and my book recommendations penned by Asian American authors.

A Snapshot of My Identity: Recommended Reading

Apart from it being the first Saturday of the month (as it appears to become the norm with these particular posts), I am also out today, working a gig. So naturally, it’s time for another Recommended Analyzing post. This actually makes for convenient timing to share with you all, today of all days, an essay that I had published a few weeks ago for Multiracial Media. Continue reading “A Snapshot of My Identity: Recommended Reading”