The Pandemic Let Me Game Again (And How Interests Can Connect Relationships)

I’ve never been an “avid” gamer, but I grew up on video games, and I know enough. My first console was the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), which I still have but not sure if I’d be able to get work with the TVs I have (and also because it’s from Australia and I’m living in … More The Pandemic Let Me Game Again (And How Interests Can Connect Relationships)

“Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.

This idea that we shouldn’t talk politics or religion because it’s impolite and just leads to disagreements and arguments is off-putting to me. Yes, that happens, but the opposite can also be true—when we are able to discuss these topics with an open mind, then it can become the foundation needed for understanding people better, especially when we can find the common ground between us. … More “Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.

What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs

There was a study recently that suggests psychedelic trips reduce narcissism by boosting connectedness and empathy. Now, I’m no psychologist, nor am I an expert on drugs. I was raised with the belief that “illegal” drugs were bad, and I shouldn’t give in to peer pressure to try them. I’ve essentially adhered to that my … More What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs

The “New” Me

Long time, no see! Welcome to my new website and blog. To the right, you can see me sheltering-in-place in my backyard in April 2020. The expression was a result of looking towards the sun, but it could’ve also easily be assumed a result of dealing with a challenging time in my life whilst also … More The “New” Me

2017 in Review

My 2008 end of year summary came up in my Facebook feed today, which I re-read and made me think. In some ways, not much has changed. It was the year I started a 101 in 1001 days challenge, which I coincidentally also tried to tap into again at the beginning of this year (completing … More 2017 in Review

Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Last year was my first year attending Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv. I’d attended as an individual that got put into a group to perform. It was so much fun that I encouraged a lot of people to apply to the festival this year. Which seemed to have worked, because I ended up being … More Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Finding the Balance Between Empowerment and Judgement: My Personal Struggle With Internalised Misogyny

Sometimes people have wondered how I can be so open and public about my life – certain things that they would see as too private to share with the world. Part of it is my autism – I don’t have the same personal boundaries that neurotypical people have. But my primary motivation these days is … More Finding the Balance Between Empowerment and Judgement: My Personal Struggle With Internalised Misogyny