A Serious Case of Entitlement

With the trappings of living with your parents, comes the cage and enticement of entitlement. Last year, I quit my 2 month job at Whole Foods and left for what I had thought to be a lucrative job being a merchandizer for Levi’s Jeans. It turns out that position only lasted 2 months. Basically I… Continue reading A Serious Case of Entitlement

The Martial Arts of Avatar: The Future

Now I’ve always been a martial arts fan…especially when it comes to Avatar. In Legend of Korra (sequel to the original series), some styles were “modernized” to reflect the fast-paced, 1930s steampunk-isa feel of a world 70 years after the original series. What if Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino were to update each of the… Continue reading The Martial Arts of Avatar: The Future

The Martial Arts of Avatar

One of the greatest things about the cartoon series is that the creators based the fictional powers of “bending” on real life martial arts. Having trained in Aikido for 7 years, anything that realistically portrays martial arts in the media is always a pleasure. Note that Sifu Kisu was the chief martial arts advisor for Avatar: The… Continue reading The Martial Arts of Avatar

Banishment with Multiple Silver Linings

So it’s a wonderful twist of fate that I made my greatest Aikido discovery… after I was kicked out. You heard that right, I got kicked out – in August of last year. Long story short:  I had hit a plateau in my training in August. At the time I had grown tired of hearing my two… Continue reading Banishment with Multiple Silver Linings

8 years ago…

I set out on a mission. I was depressed, discouraged, mentally weak, and lost. I came back to Silicon Valley hoping – more like wishing – that my return to help me find myself again. I returned to a place that had screwed me over so many times before. Messed with my mind, led me… Continue reading 8 years ago…

ENFP Fighting Style

Often times I’d search up random stuff online just out of sheer boredom or if I’d like to be distracted. Recently it has been about my MBTI personality; the ENFP and it’s fighting style. Yes I googled “ENFP fighting style”. This was what I got: Doesn’t exactly scream martial arts. Well here it is ladies… Continue reading ENFP Fighting Style

Star Wars – The Fanboy Awakens [Warning: Mild Spoilers]

Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 7/10. I initially had 6.5/10 but then I realized that what I had thought to be lack of depth in the plot and characters were simply just similarities to A New Hope. Still, I hated that there was no in depth look into any of the new characters. There was also the… Continue reading Star Wars – The Fanboy Awakens [Warning: Mild Spoilers]

New Year’s Message – Gareth Emery

First off, happy new year! I have high hopes that this year is the year of changes for me, so I’m going to kick it off by sharing this New Years message from one of my favorite EDM (electronic dance music) artists –  Gareth Emery. I could only wish to emulate his success and excellence… Continue reading New Year’s Message – Gareth Emery

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Continue reading 2015 in review