To better understand where my journey went, I think it’s best I return to the beginning. It’s best to return to that fear, that moment of uncertainty over whether this decision was the right one to make, whether I should really go ahead with it, or turn around and run home. I watched as the […]
While writing a master post of online resources for autodidacts (of which there are many!), my breaks consisted of editing together the pre-project Iko footage I have lying around from Japan. I hope you enjoy!
Wandering through Kobe with my partner-in-crime, Rui. We came upon a bit of rain. Escaping it became top priority. Upon reaching shelter, we played with the umbrella and listened to the echo. Eventually, we started to wonder, what causes an echo. Here is the first cut of Project Iko’s first science video! Can you guess […]
After being delayed in Shimonoseki, Japan due to the holidays, I will be off to Busan, Korea tomorrow night by boat. My first few days will be about orientation and then I will start interviewing, doing experiments and filming! I will be in Busan for 10 days before going to Seoul. After a week in […]
The last trailer cut off just a little too soon and a very familiar clack of machines lulled my senses into action. Heightened, my hands started to move instinctively, threading, feeling, and making loops. Sitting down to watch the newest cinematic rendition of ‘Les Miserables’ and I couldn’t help but notice this older theatre ran […]
Sitting on the runway for an hour and a half, delirious without any exact required place to be, I took a nap. It was nice actually. Quite nice. I slept without worrying about any misconnections or appointments I might not make. Drifting, my neighbor had the same idea and reclined back in his seat, ready […]
Taking a much needed break from video editing, I decided to sit down and collect my thoughts. Over the last few weeks I visited friends in Northeastern Japan, sang Karaoke with older men in smoking jackets, visited many old friends, and started actually learning tea ceremony. I also had the chance to visit my parents […]
Below is a poem I wrote while preparing for Project Iko in Japan.
Before hiking around Shikoku, I had asked everyone I knew for intentions. The purpose was to carry along the dreams and hopes of the people around me. At the time, I had connected the notion of donations with the intentions to ground them. Each intention carried, whether a prayer, thought or otherwise, accompanied a donation […]
I would love to go about explaining the intricacies of another culture in beloved detail, however I don’t think I could do it justice. So instead, I would like to take a few minutes of your time to express what I’ve learned about myself, living on one of these beautiful islands before I set off […]