Craic (Magatama #7)

Friday lunch in the Teachers’ Lounge at Catlett Memorial High School, Dae wanders in and stakes a claim on a chair at the white, round table currently occupied by a group of Humanities and Social Sciences teachers. He opens his backpack and pulls out a container of his leftovers from Curry Mee Home and heads … More Craic (Magatama #7)

In Pursuit of Knowledge and Romance (Magatama #5)

Dae’s phone buzzes while he and his roommate are watching Ali Wong and Randall Park have a conversation at a market in UN Plaza in San Francisco’s Civic Center area about halfway through the Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe. Angelica looks over at him from the recliner and asks, “Need me to pause the … More In Pursuit of Knowledge and Romance (Magatama #5)

Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

Think about the kinds of people you want to have in your life. Do you prefer the people who support your dreams and talents, or do you prefer the ones who constantly criticize you with the excuse that they’re pushing you to be “realistic” or “you won’t improve without learning what you’re doing wrong”? Now … More Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

I’ve been writing about and sharing my life online on-and-off since I first got a LiveJournal account around 20 years ago (sometime in the year 2001). One of the things I liked about LiveJournal was that you could filter your audience because there was an actual community there, and you could learn about others and … More When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

The Long Process to Completing My Next Anthology, Marked by Scorn

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any kind of update about my probably now long-anticipated second anthology, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships. When I put out the submission call, I had recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and was looking for a creative project I would be able … More The Long Process to Completing My Next Anthology, Marked by Scorn

Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Given I’ve not updated this blog the entire time since I’ve lived in Oakland, California, and my last post was about the comedy scene in Malaysia, I thought I’d write up a broad entry to discuss what I’m up to here, and some of the highlights of my experiences. Moving Stress Before I go into … More Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Indiegogo for Women, and a new crowdfunding perk for Solarwyrm’s anthology campaign

As part of Indiegogo’s International Women’s Day partnership, TODAY ONLY (March 3rd, California time) Indiegogo is donating $1 for every $25 raised for campaigns that empower women. Solarwyrm‘s campaign for launching our latest two anthologies is one of them. I already wrote a little about my Amok anthology in my last post, but of course … More Indiegogo for Women, and a new crowdfunding perk for Solarwyrm’s anthology campaign