My Earliest Memory — A Critique of Dialectics


Please excuse my absence from this blog for the past couple of weeks. Been doing some other stuff lately like volunteering as a reading tutor and critiquing Confucius or something. Who knows?

Between anime reviews and Ivory Tower dialogues, it seems that I haven’t written any philosophical editorials inbetween, so I think it’s time to resurface that before I move on to other writing projects.

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An Open Letter to Potential Employers


To whom it may concern,

At the time of writing this, I am a graduate student. I am working on a teaching credential so that I can become a certified public school educator at the middle and high school levels in California. What you are seeing on this blog is not my expertise but my personality. I am fully aware that you will probably come across it, if you are to look me up on my Twitter or you were one of the lucky few who have received my business card.

If you ask my references, there are a few qualifications that are consistent. I’m intelligent, a good writer, outgoing. People may not remember my name, but they remember my face or my actions. I stand out like a sore thumb in a crowd of people who are just skating by.

But if you don’t trust the people whom I have called upon as reference, then perhaps you would rather hear it from the man himself, the one you might be considering for hire. Very well. I understand that no candidate is perfect, and right now, it is an employers’ market. We, the potential hire, has to bend over backwards, just to figure out what it is you want us to do. However, I’m not so naive as to think that the hiring process is a one-sided deal where I have to sound like the perfect candidate for your company. I’m interviewing you, too. But I suppose a little more background on me is in order before that happens.

Here are a few things I would like you to know about me, that will always be apparent if you want to work with me.

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Update 4 April 2017


Hello my fellow readers!

Sorry I haven’t given adequate updates on what I’m doing these days. Grad school has been busy and I try to make time to write an anime review once a week at best. Still, I would like to address a few of my thoughts about all kinds of experiences that do affect how I conduct business on this blog.

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Anime Review: Comical Psychosomatic Medicine



Now that I got your attention, it’s time for another anime review! Speaking of which, I’ve just been reminded that on this day last year, I wrote a review that dealt with similar sexy shenanigans, but gave it a spin on exploitation and objectification, in opposition to what ended up being a three-month project to explain my true stance on feminist issues as it relates to anime (sadly, I have nothing as elaborate planned out this time around). I suppose I’m here to tell you that whatever view I had of Rail Wars then is really not a reflection of my views now, but an exaggerated antithesis of it. My bad!

So in the spirit of redeeming myself (again), this is a review about a different kind of ecchi comedy that I enjoyed, perhaps a little too much! And unlike some of my more recent reviews, this one will be written in good humor.

After all, this is a comedy series, and I did dress the part and cosplayed as Dr. Ryō Shinnai at last year’s Anime Expo!

Dr. Shinnai Cosplay


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