Not sure why but “Disconnect” flew by my radar when it was first released. I briefly remember hearing chatter about it shortly after its release but given the film’s dark subject matter – negative effects of digital media, it wasn’t a blockbuster. Oddly, I viewed the film isolated from my digital networks during an international flight from Seoul to San Francisco. The digital divide is often…
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Originally published on Endless Horizons; travel series commissioned by Fadzrul   In fall 2013, I ventured to Seoul with my fiancé to celebrate the end of the year and mark the close of my first adventure as a freelancer/entrepreneur. While four days wasn’t quite long enough to take in all of Korea, we did see a lot of sites thanks to the city’s walkable neighborhoods and…
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Originally published on Endless Horizons; travel series commissioned by Fuzz Travel is the quickest way to realign your perspective. Whether it’s a break-up, loss of job, or perceived life “rut,” hopping on a plane and saying “F@#& it,” is a perfect temporary cure. Early last winter, I did just that and headed off to Mexico with a bit of nudging from my fiancé. I was initially resistant to…
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Here’s a short post to round out this month. I’m… Reading: Red Herrings and Elephants Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture Learning: New recipes Basic fashion tips Experimenting with: Wunderlist Duolingo Mobile Day Doodle MeetMe Wrike Playing: Pokemon Y Pikmin 3 The Wonderful 101 Watching: Amazing Race Mindy Project Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Attending: Navigating Grad School as a Working Professional Seattle Goodwill’s Glitter Gala…
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“Cut, it’s a wrap!”   Like many good things, my 25th year has come to an end. No big bangs or fireworks but many lessons learned from a challenging year which allowed me to explore my life as an entrepreneur, redefine my personal values, and lay the framework for some important “personal infrastructure projects” which I hope will pay off in the near future. Looking ahead…
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The start of fall is here and so is my personal end of year (EOY). A lot has changed since I turned 25 but overall it’s been a good. I learned a lot, made new friends, and invested heavily in a number of “personal infrastructure” projects. I’m using this post to pause and reflect on my 25th year. Check back next week for an EOY post…
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Attention aspiring filmmakers, the city of Seoul is looking for help making a movie. The film titled, “Seoul, Our Movie” (currently in production) is focused on capturing the diverse experiences and feelings related to Seoul. When complete the city hopes the film will help introduce Seoul to new global citizens and increase people’s love for Seoul. The initiative was launched by the city of Seoul in…
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Guest post by Fadzrul Jamaluddin       Do you like travelling but always dread having to figure out what to bring along with you on your travels? Well, I do! Growing up my mom never bothered to tell me what to put in my bags whenever I pack to either travel or go back to boarding school. She felt like I wouldn’t have listened to…
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With summer coming to a close I thought it would be a good opportunity to use this entry to reflect on the past few months. A mixture of sunshine, personal events, and professional developments helped make this summer one of the best. Below is a list highlighting some of this summer’s big moments. Back to the regular scheduled programing next week. Thanks for reading! ###  …
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As a Northwestern with roots extending to the American South and Midwest, I’ve come to understand my family better through food. Last weekend I tackled making one of the Holland/Guillory Families’ more complex dishes, Boudin – a rice-pork sausage. The dish comes in a few varieties. The two most well-known are Boudin Noir (includes pig blood) and Boudin Blanc– the version popular with my family.   Boudin gained popularity…
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