The SEGA Master System in Brazil: History of a Forgotten Video Game Console

Welcome to my first entry FROM THE MUNIB ARCHIVES. I will be revisiting papers I've written over the years for grad school and posting them here with some revisions and updates whenever appropriate. The following is one of my favorite pieces I wrote during my doctoral work. I wrote this paper for a Media Historiography … Continue reading The SEGA Master System in Brazil: History of a Forgotten Video Game Console

Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

Today I want to write about screen time. If you're a parent in these crazy modern and financially privileged times, I'm sure you're familiar with it. Everyone has their thoughts, their criticisms, their frustrations...their judgments of other parents' thoughts and criticisms. I've often hated it. How much is too much? Does it really matter if … Continue reading Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

Things I Want in the Next Batman Movie

As you have likely heard by now, Robert Pattinson is our next Batman. Which is fine. I actually like Pattinson and feel that he’s been generally underrated. I don’t feel super strongly either way about the casting yet. That’s going to depend largely on what version of Batman we’re going to get. And that is something I do have … Continue reading Things I Want in the Next Batman Movie

Dear Emmy Voter: Vote for Into the Badlands and Make History

Dear Emmy Voter, I get it. There’s a lot of pressure in voting. How do you vote for the best work being done among your peers? And how do you choose the best shows among different formats and genres? And how do you accomplish all that while maintaining your job and other personal duties? And … Continue reading Dear Emmy Voter: Vote for Into the Badlands and Make History

Happy Birthday, Jackie Chan: A Look at His Career

It’s #AsianApril and Jackie Chan’s 65th birthday! I actually wrote out a whole giant Twitter thread about this to celebrate it all as an alternative to writing this article. But just as I clicked “Send,” it all disappeared. So, here I am. Back on my blog. Trying to not feel frustrated and just keep moving … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jackie Chan: A Look at His Career

Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

What a journey these poems have taken me through. What started as a single poem turned into an unexpected trilogy that somehow provides the closure the first poem needed all along.  If you haven't already, you might want to read (or re-read!) the first two parts, since they follow a chronological order: Part 1 and Part 2. Thank … Continue reading Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

After writing the first Father and Son poem, I got some great feedback from friends and soon realized I still had more to say. Thus, Father and Son 2 was born. In the first poem, the father takes his time to reply and try to show his son a beautiful way to live his life. It's kind … Continue reading Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era