Playtime: A Short Film (2021)

I was so inspired to create Wes Anderson-ish films, but I still have a lot to learn, that’s why I’m trying to practice with whatever I have right now. This actually turned out like a video from Tasty or something, but not food. Maybe in the future, after this pandemic.

What if Southeast Asia has its own version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”? (and my simple joys as a Professor)

Cover photo was from a random Valentine’s Day class photo in another university I used to teach in because doing screenshots for class photos over Zoom for my recent classes has always been a depressing idea to me. As a preliminary assignment before discussing the different forms of Political Art that exists in Southeast Asia … Read more

Southeast Asian Independent Films That You Should Watch

BRUNEIAN INDEPENDENT FILMS Yasmine Anggur in Pockland CAMBODIAN INDEPENDENT FILMS Golden Slumbers The Last Reel Graves Without a Name INDONESIAN INDEPENDENT FILMS Solo, Solitude hUSh A Copy of My Mind Sokola Rimba Denok and Gareng LAO INDEPENDENT FILMS My Dearest Sister Vientiane in Love The River Flows MALAYSIAN INDEPENDENT FILMS Wayang Jagat Dukun Aqerat BURMESE … Read more

I’ve always been a realist.

I’ve been studying political realism over and over again since I first read Sun Tzu’s Art of War for my International Relations class in college, until I went to grad school, and eventually when I joined the academia, there will always be at least one undergraduate class I’m handling where I have to reiterate the … Read more