Category: Personal

  • Mentality during the hill climb

    Mentality during the hill climb

    The last two weeks have been kind of a roller coaster from positive to negative. I’ve been grinding out games of both Dota and Street Fighter on stream, and with varying degrees of success. Last night I started off the stream in a bad place, as I was playing Dota and quickly fed two kills […]

  • Pro wrestling gives me hope

    Pro wrestling gives me hope

    Over the last year or so I’ve found pro wrestling to be a hobby that is increasingly fun to dive into. While it’s still not the most socially-acceptable hobby, I feel like it’s making headway back into the mainstream as fans of its boom period from 1997-2001 grow older, and alternatives to the WWE become […]

  • Hey.

    Hey.

    So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what I want to do with things. I know that seems a bit vague, but I’ve been on a break since August and starting to get the itch to create again, and create regularly. I’ve been holding off on doing this mostly because I was […]

  • The night of the bench: learning from 2016

    The night of the bench: learning from 2016

    I like New Year’s resolutions post mostly because I’m big on reflecting. A friend noted that I’m big on anniversaries; my birthday (July 1) and New Year’s Day (January 1) fall exactly six months away from each other, so I find they’re good times to look back, plan and learn. This year was weird.

  • Doing what’s “objectively correct” for you

    Doing what’s “objectively correct” for you

    So today I had a pretty good day of therapy, and it contextualized a couple things for me. For the last little while I’ve been focusing on “doing nothing” to various success. The idea, though, was trusting a process that my brain was going to be able to fix some things emotionally in the meantime, […]

  • On self-worth and identity while creating

    On self-worth and identity while creating

    Today I want to talk to you about identity — well, that’s a pretty broad topic, so maybe just your identity when when you create. For years, I basically thought that the only way to success was to both be fully invested in your craft, and also have the talent to make yourself stand out. […]

  • Nightstalking: a look at Suramar as a functioning city

    Nightstalking: a look at Suramar as a functioning city

    When I first picked up World of Warcraft in 2005, I had a grandiose idea of how it would be; the concept of an MMORPG was always appealing to me because of everyone playing in the same world, and I expected it to be vibrant, active, and thriving.

  • An RPG Project Draft

    An RPG Project Draft

    I’ve been craving getting into a new project lately since my break. Mostly, I’ve wanted to come up with something that I would ideally enjoy doing even if no one were to watch it — ideally, I would be okay just doing it for the sake of it. I thought about reviving BetterDota, but after […]

  • Tales from the BTS TI Hub

    The last time I did a blog like this I was heading to Los Angeles to do social media for the Manila Major Qualifier Hub; I found it only fitting that I’d do a second post for The International Qualifier Hub, since it was pretty much the same event with a little refining.

  • Tales from the BTS Manila Hub

    Two weeks ago I got some pretty good news; I would be travelling to Los Angeles to do social media for an esports company called Beyond the Summit. BTS does an assortment of Dota and Smash Bros events, and would be hosting a four-day-long coverage hub for the upcoming Manila Major Qualifiers. Essentially, there were […]