motivation · personal

Revamp and Rebrand, 2016 Update

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve updated at all. Between graduating, writing reviews elsewhere, and general adult-ing, it’s been 2 years…yeesh. I’m a huge fan of putting yourself out there and finding like-minded individuals to form the community of you. Now I have to practice what I preach. In my experience of bloggers,… Continue reading Revamp and Rebrand, 2016 Update

kendo journal

Soy; bringing back the Trophy with NYU Kendo Team from Harvard Shoryuhai 2014

  (the reason why this recap’s late is because I was waiting for the pictures/videos to be uploaded, which are linked at the end of this post! again, clicking on pictures enlarges for better quality, and are credited to Juni-1st one & Evan Nava-sensei for rest)   This 2014 Harvard Shoryuhai marked NYU’s first 1st… Continue reading Soy; bringing back the Trophy with NYU Kendo Team from Harvard Shoryuhai 2014

movie reviews

Soy; time-traveling with Mr. Peabody & Sherman

(mild spoilers; not a straight movie summary, but spoilers will be marked) Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest 2014 Dreamworks picture,  had a charming movie trailer. Although I hadn’t made plans to watch the movie, I didn’t mind picking it above the others last Saturday when faced with the choice. It’s hard to really say if how much I… Continue reading Soy; time-traveling with Mr. Peabody & Sherman

movie reviews

Soy; comparing Miyazaki’s Nausicaa v. Princess Mononoke

*Note: spoilers for both movies throughout* Renown Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki (now once again un-retired) need only show off a couple of his highly merchandised characters to get instant recognition worldwide: Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and other friendly figures are prevalent movie characters that tout the Studio Ghibli logo. Yet two very different princesses,… Continue reading Soy; comparing Miyazaki’s Nausicaa v. Princess Mononoke