a believer; iced americano with grass jelly.

As I got ready to drive away, like anytime I leave the house for literally anything, my mom came outside to wave me goodbye and tell me to be careful. It didn’t matter where I was going or if I was going anywhere at all, this was her routine.

But…

In the spirit of odd double features, I wanted to record some of my thoughts after watching “Sound of Metal” and “Minari” in the same weekend.

According to YouTube, I watched about two seconds of the Sound of Metal trailer some time ago but was recently brought to it again…

The city’s community center isn’t too far from my home. It’s an easy walking distance, and a nice place to drive by. Maybe it’s not so much of a place for the community to come together, but it’s surely a great place to people watch. …

“Back pre-COVID” I loved to see movies on opening night. Not just to chase the Marvel universe, but perhaps as an artificial way to build up anticipation and immediate gratification.

“The Dig” has been on my radar for a while now, and a poorly timed Google placement led me to…

I’m no design expert, but I do enjoy observing architecture. I say observing because “studying” would seem to be giving myself too much credit. The FiDis and downtowns of big cities I’ve visited like Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City have only been made special to me by expensive…

I’ve never liked small talk — I’ve never been good at it either, which likely contributes to this feeling. The simple questions like “how are you” or “how’s it going” send my mind spinning in search of answers that aren’t just “good” or “ok.”

I can’t help it that “ok”…

I had first heard about Apple TV+ through Meng last year (makes sense as he’s drinking that Apple Juice Kool Aid), and wasn’t a believer given 1. I don’t pay for any subscription services and 2. The library was quite limited at that time.

Fast forward a year, and I…

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