Spider-Man, Pokémon, and Star-Crossed Lovers: Mixed Race Characters Take the Lead – For my debut piece for The Nerds of Color, I do an analysis on three different films released over the last six months that feature mixed race characters and interracial relationships front and center.
Matt Braly on Bringing Thai American Representation to Disney Channel’s “Amphibia” – For the Center for Asian American Media, I speak with the creative mind of Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series on how childhood trips to Bangkok served as the inspiration for the show.
Thoughts and Reactions to Watching ‘The Matrix’ For the First Time – For The Nerds of Color, I go beyond Keanu Reeves’ brief role in “Always Be My Maybe,” as I watch and react to one of his more iconic roles from the last 20 years.
I’ve done quite a few public events in the past that are typical for an author. I’ve done readings and I’ve also participated in a few book fairs. However, never have I done a presentation about my work as a writer before, in the format of a guest lecture for a college class. Continue reading ““Thank you for coming to my TED talk.””
After going back and forth on whether or not this would be too self serving, I ultimately decided to go ahead and make the following video the focus for this month’s Recommended Analyzing piece. For those who don’t know, I am the latest subject for the Spotlight series from TFCU; a branch of The Filipino Channel that focuses its efforts on reaching out to and encouraging Filipino American college students to go after their aspirations and goals in life. In the video, I talk at length about my work as an author, blogger, playwright, and screenwriter.
Continue reading “Telling My Story for Video: Recommended Viewing”
It has now been about a month since YOMYOMF shut down. While I haven’t devoted a lot of time to looking for a new outlet to contribute to due to other obligations, the little bit of hunting I have done has come up short. There are quite a few Asian American-focused outlets. It’s just that there aren’t a lot of them that offer opportunities for contributors to come and share their thoughts and takes on everything happening within the community. Continue reading “In Search of an Asian American Outlet (Pt. II)”
2019 begins on somewhat of a bittersweet note. In case you haven’t already heard, the daily blog for You Offend Me You Offend My Family (YOMYOMF) has been shut down. As revealed in the message on the site, with many projects in both traditional and new media in various stages of production, it has become too difficult for the founders and creators to also uphold the daily blog as well. YOMYOMF will continue to have an active presence on social media; specifically on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Continue reading “In Search of an Asian American Outlet”
I did have something planned to write for this week; believe me, I did. But with so much tiredness and frustration throughout the past several days (for more reasons than one), I don’t think I’m in the best state of mind to be writing what I intended. I’ll save it for next week once these emotions have died down a bit.
In the mean time, here is what you’ve missed: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (September 23rd-29th)”
Multiracial Family Man: Multiracial community gratitude and appreciation, Ep. 184 – Host Alex Barnett gives me a shout out for my contributions to his website, Multiracial Media, in this special episode of the Multiracial Family Man podcast. The shout out can be heard starting around 10:00.
Judith Hill Shares Her Mom’s Immigration Story – For YOMYOMF, I share a video the singer-songwriter released about her mom’s journey to America from Japan, and who motivated her to pursue her music aspirations.
Kina Grannis’s Voice Soars in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Performance – For YOMYOMF, I share the beautiful dance to this highly praised song featured in the film, “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Review of Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning – For Goodreads, by ways of not giving away too much, I express my thoughts about this highly anticipated debut novel from this Hugo Award-winning author.
The Significance of that One Cameo in “Crazy Rich Asians” – For Multiracial Media, I shed a light on a particular cameo from the film and the significance her appearance had to me. (BONUS: Kina actually shared the essay with her followers on Twitter!)
YOMYOMF Blockbuster Showdown: SEARCHING – About a week away from its nationwide release, us Offenders discussed our thoughts on this Sundance-recognized psychological thriller starring John Cho.
As I had explained in advance, this last weekend of the month is incredibly busy for me, and so naturally, there hasn’t been as much time nor head space to come up with something substantial to write for this week. However, with “Crazy Rich Asians” out in theaters for a week and a half now, I figured that re-sharing the links to all the pieces I alone have written about the film prior to and after its release would make for a good Recommended Analyzing post. Continue reading ““Crazy Rich Asians” from My Certain Points of View: Recommended Reading”
With several tasks going on at once, I feel the need to pause today from my usual Saturday blog post. No worries though, for I shall aim to have one up next week. In the mean time, here is what you missed: Continue reading “What Did I Miss?: The One Day Early Edition (June 17th-23rd)”