When I tell people I’m part Filipino, they take one look at my pasty white skin and thin blonde hair and unsurprisingly raise their eyebrows. This is usually followed by an impromptu interview of sorts, to discover the basis of my curious claim.Read More What’s The Opposite Of A Banana?
Today is July 31st here in the future (also known as Japan), and you know what that means? If you’ve been hanging out with me at Yeah Write you probably do: it’s the last day of 31dbbb (31 Days to Build a Better Blog)! To be honest I have gotten a bit behind in the […]Read More Redemption Pictures: A Blog Review
Many thanks to everyone who read and commented on my Freshly Pressed post “You Are What You Play… Or Are You? – Experimenting With Morality In Video Games.” You all shared a lot of honest and interesting perspectives on morality in games and the “Noble Hero Complex,” and I greatly enjoyed hearing from so many thoughtful […]Read More “The Noble Hero Complex” Discussion Highlights: How You Play
Originally posted July 2013: There has been lots of shameful news lately which makes it very clear that even in our multicultural, globalized and information-inundated world, racism is alive and kicking. So far, we have not been able to find a lasting solution… What if we could push the “reset” button on people’s perceptions?Read More The Racist Reset Program
…which ones would you choose? When I launched Breaking Moulds a few weeks ago, I started using a new wordpress profile, which meant my “Reader” was reset to a clean slate. Even though I could go back to my other profile and check up on the blogs I follow there, there were a few I […]Read More If You Were Stranded On a Deserted Island With Only Five Blogs…
For today’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge I am meant to email a blog reader. Apparently some people enjoy receiving emails; this is news to me. My email inbox is the modern equivalent of my childhood closet – stuffed to bursting with unorganized junk I don’t need but can’t bring myself to […]Read More Blog Love Postcard Promo
Who holds the power north of the border? Which up-and-coming Canadian politician would win in a fight to the death? Who heralds the coming of winter, and who ignores the cries to our peril? Politics is one of the topics I plan to occasionally tackle here, and I’ve noticed many of my readers so far […]Read More A Game of Thrones Primer for Canadian Politics
The only people I ever talk to in elevators are friends and babies. Certainly not strangers, especially in Japan. But I’ve been challenged to think about how I would describe this blog to an inquiring-but-not-necessarily-caring stranger, in the time it takes to ride an elevator, were such a socially-inappropriate elevator conversation to occur. Why? Well, […]Read More Blogging Boot Camp: The Elevator Pitch