New Chapters on Page and in Life: Recommended Reading

With a busy weekend ahead for me, I felt that it’s time for the monthly Recommended Analyzing piece.  The material I am recommending today is quite a special one, as it is a touching meditation on two beginnings 1. the life of a new book out in the world and 2. the life of parenthood. Continue reading “New Chapters on Page and in Life: Recommended Reading”

6 Ways to Support Your Favorite Writer

I’ve recounted in the past on how I’ve been having a difficult time, getting help from people I know to get the word out about my work. Well, it’s within recent time where it has dawned on me that perhaps one reason why that hasn’t been happening is that they may not know how to help. Not everyone is as familiar with supporting creatives as others, and that is why today, I decided to give tips on how to support your favorite writer. (Please note that while I’m referring in context to writers in this listicle, it really is applicable to any creative out there; such as filmmakers, music artists, graphic artists, etc.) Let’s get it going: Continue reading “6 Ways to Support Your Favorite Writer”

Looking Back on August Anticipations

August has come and gone, and it was a month that had a lot of meaning. On one hand, for many people of the Asian American community – myself included – it was a celebration of the releases of numerous films where Asian Americans were the stars of their own stories and/or were taking charge from behind the camera. On the hand, this month had an added level of depth to it for me, as it was truly a busy time both as an author and a playwright. Continue reading “Looking Back on August Anticipations”

Playwright’s Commentary: “Infinite Range”

This year is my second consecutive year of having a one-act play I’ve written be featured in “Stories High;” Bindlestiff Studio’s annual showcase of new works being performed, by way of writing, acting, and directing workshops coming together.

“Infinite Range” is the name of my play, and at the time of writing this blog post, I’ve yet to see it in its final form. Much like I’ve done in the past, today I want to go  over the inspiration, the conception, and the creation of this script. Continue reading “Playwright’s Commentary: “Infinite Range””

What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (August 5th-11th)

I pause today from my regular blog post. It’s been a busy few days, and starting next week, things are about to get even busier.

I would, however, like to you remind you all that “Stories High XVIII” begins its run next Thursday at Bindlestiff Studio. If you are interested in going, you can buy your tickets here.

In addition, I will be appearing at the Local Authors Book Fair two weeks from today at the Mountain View Public Library. It’s a free event, and so if you are in the area, I hope you come out to that as well.

And with that, here is what you missed: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (August 5th-11th)”

Defining Success

Last week, the New York Daily News released an article on how Kylie Jenner is on track to becoming the youngest “self-made” billionaire (and I put “self-made” in quotations, for a find it laughable to assign such a description to someone who comes from one of the wealthiest families in America).  What’s important about the article itself is nothing. What I do want to focus on is the corresponding tweet for it. The tweet gives a one-sentence summary of what the article is about, before posing a question: “What are you doing with your life?” Continue reading “Defining Success”

4 Years of “A Moment’s Worth”

If I thought the stretch of time between 2014 and last year was prominent, imagine what I’m feeling now. Tomorrow will mark four years since the release of A Moment’s Worth; my debut novel that focused on three core subjects throughout the storylines: the interconnections among the human race, the fine line between what is real and what could be a dream, and the value of moments in time. Continue reading “4 Years of “A Moment’s Worth””

The Decision to Put My Third Novel on Hiatus

The title alone speaks for itself as to what this post is about, and to be quite frank, this has not been an easy decision for me to make.

Since my update about my third novel from back in January, I unfortunately still haven’t made a lot of progress with writing it. My most recent update on it is that I’ve managed to hammer out a fairly long chapter in it – and by recent, I mean that this was a little over a month ago. Continue reading “The Decision to Put My Third Novel on Hiatus”

Thoughts About “Crazy Rich Asians”

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 “Thoughts About “Crazy Rich Asians””