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

As a film enthusiast who has had the pleasure of watching many movies from this region, I can confidently say that Southeast Asia has a rich and diverse film industry that is worth exploring. From heart-wrenching dramas to thought-provoking documentaries and entertaining comedies, Southeast Asian independent films offer a unique perspective on the world and … 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

Spotify Playlists That I Listen to While Working

Listening to some music while working can actually make us either more focused or more distracted, it depends. In my case, it actually depends on what kind of work I’m doing. If I’m just doing something that does not require deep thinking or listening to my thoughts, I would usually not listen to upbeat songs … Read more