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Top 21 Most Played Songs of 2021

At the end of every year, it had been customary on this blog that I publish the top songs that I listened to during the travel. That is, until last year, when the word “travel” was completely obliterated from my calendar, and to a certain extent, my overall mindset. Overcome by a nagging fear of…

Reconnecting with Mimi

Soooo I re-listened to Mariah Carey’s entire discography (because whyyyy notttt?!), and I can definitively say that these four are my favorite albums (in order):

Top 19 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2019

Year after year, when I travel, I listen to music less and less. I don’t know if it’s terrific or terrible. Unlike the past years, I seem to no longer enjoy constantly and actively seeking new releases. If anything, I often find myself playing tracks from decades ago.

Top 10 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2018

I was humming a completely different tune before my flight to Australia, but upon the recommendation of a friend, I watched The Greatest Showman onboard. The musical’s soundtrack got stuck in my head for several days since the flight. In fact, while we were in Brisbane, my friends and I would randomly burst into song,…

Out of a Black Hole

FUKUOKA, 2018. Finally finished the screenplay for a horror film that I had been writing for days. And I feel relieved. I am a huge horror fan, but I realized this: It’s one thing to watch a horror movie; to write it is another. It didn’t feel good to be constantly imagining demons, spirits and…


It’s easy to underplay Christina Aguilera as a singer or an artist. To many, she’s just a pop star or a former The Voice coach, or that overly sexual, dirrty ice princess from the early 2000s.

Up in the Air

The other night, I watched UP IN THE AIR again. Although I had seen it only once before, it is on my list of all-time fave films. (Although that year, I wanted DISTRICT 9 to win Best Picture.) Anyway, the movie ends with this: “Tonight most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs and…