Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

We’re now sitting at over 14 months since the pandemic shut down everything in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2020. I feel like I’ve gone through a whole gamut of emotions and experiences since it started. There’s been a lot of feeling of disconnect from the life I had prior to the pandemic. … More Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

The Social Dilemma, Social Engineering, and Ethics in Social Media

Whilst I’ve been unemployed during the pandemic, the excess free time has afforded me opportunities to think more deeply about certain issues that impact my life. Especially considering 2020 was an election year, and we saw how social media impacted the 2016 election. Social media has been my primary way of connecting with friends for … More The Social Dilemma, Social Engineering, and Ethics in Social Media

The Value of Critical Thinking While Watching The Legend of Korra with Children, and Discussing Relationship Dynamics

Content warning: discussion of emotional abuse, manipulation, trauma, and other similar/related topics.Word count: approx. 18,000 (pace yourself). After making our way through Avatar: The Last Airbender, my kids and I moved onto The Legend of Korra—a rewatch for my 14yo and me, who watched it Aug-Oct 2020, but the first time for my 10yo. I’ve … More The Value of Critical Thinking While Watching The Legend of Korra with Children, and Discussing Relationship Dynamics

I don’t Watch Much Network TV, but When I Do, it’s NBC: Kenan, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Blacklist, Oh My!

It’s funny, it wasn’t until I was figuring out the title of this blog post after watching the pilot of Kenan that I realised this truth: The only network TV I’m watching on a week to week basis right now is from NBC. That wouldn’t be true if Supernatural hadn’t recently ended its 15-year run, … More I don’t Watch Much Network TV, but When I Do, it’s NBC: Kenan, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Blacklist, Oh My!

Thoughts After Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender Twice During the Pandemic

N.B. This post contains spoilers for Avatar: The Last Airbender (should be obvious from the title, but still better to be safe). I write this with the intention of it being an interesting read even if you haven’t watched the series, and don’t mind spoilers. I came late to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’d … More Thoughts After Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender Twice During the Pandemic

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)

Commentary and Thoughts After Attending My First Supernatural Convention (Part 2)

Earlier this month, I posted part 1 of my thoughts I’ve had since attending the San Francisco Supernatural convention on Dec 2-4 2016. That post talked mostly about my relationship with Supernatural, fandom, and my creative career. This post will talk more about the convention itself; the events, and my reactions to them, and the … More Commentary and Thoughts After Attending My First Supernatural Convention (Part 2)