5 Years of Lola By the Bay/2018 Year in Review

WordPress sent me a reminder last night that it has now been five years since the formation of this here blog/website. That’s half a decade of running this thing in the six years since I made the decision to start pursuing my writing more seriously, and look how much has happened since then.

But this post isn’t to serve as a retrospect of the last five years. Instead, this is a look back at the past eleven incredibly speedy months of the year 2018. I say this in some way or another at the end of every year, but it is absolutely crazy how fast this year went. Continue reading “5 Years of Lola By the Bay/2018 Year in Review”

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””

August Anticipations

While a post like this would be more so expected on any other day, it’s otherwise atypical for me to make announcements like this on a Saturday. But given the magnitude of what I’m about to reveal, I feel that these two announcements deserve the spotlight of my regular Saturday blog post.

So August is actually going to be quite a month for me as both an author and a playwright. To be able to be present in different events where I get to embrace these identities of mine in the same month really uplifts me, even amidst the struggles I’ve been experiencing as a writer recently. At this time, I’m going to go ahead and break down just what you can anticipate from me this month: Continue reading “August Anticipations”