Tiny Creatures

Another nature show? I do not think so. I really thought that this would bore me. But, after a couple of minutes, I was hooked. Oh, no! That hamster is going to get washed away. That scene made me stand up from my seat because at that point I started caring for the hamster. I even learned about kangaroo rats, which I never even knew existed beforehand. I not only learned something new, I got a glimpse of how it is like to be a kangaroo rat or how it is to be like a hamster lost in a big city.

This series, a product of film maker Jonathan Jones’ imagination, a director mainly known for his works in television, Tiny Creatures is simply amazing for its visual and in depth capture of the underground world of the creatures we thought we knew, but never quite got to know about. I can not remember watching a series in the genre that is even close to as entertaining as this show.

As a film graduate, Tiny Creatures reminded me of why I chose film as my major. I love to tell a good story, and, the way Jonathan Jones tells the story is something film majors strive for. It is unique and inspiring.

Dear readers,

Although I have been writing my new novel, I have not been posting any updates lately here on wordpress.com. I have been on instagram lately instead, interacting with fellow writers. I do intend to blog more often; however, there are only so many hours in a day.

Thanks for your understanding.

Humbly yours,

Russell Pennwright

There Was Once A Once A Upon A Time


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“Once upon a time” is probably the most overused phrase in literature. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve heard it. This phrase dawned upon me while looking back in my childhood. Why in the world was I drawn into story-telling? I must admit that I indeed get lazy and all, but I always come back to it in the end: writing, that is.

Are some people more inclined to become writers than others? Come to think of it, it takes tremendous effort to write a story. It takes hours and hours a day, and, many times, it takes years to complete a particular manuscript. But, why do some people do it, something that is so monotonous and repetitious? And, why are some people not able to finish a manuscript?

I could never explain this. Perhaps, there are people who can.







The Hardest Thing To Do



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I had written 125 pages of a new novel, however, I had not progressed any further for the last 5 months, at least. I just can’t get myself to do any writing at all. I was red hot one moment and then, wham! I just stopped. Perhaps, the busy life has just gotten hold of me. I am too tired to even think of doing any writing when I do have time to do any writing at all.

The hardest thing to do, I guess, would have to be being consistent. It is so easy to say, “I am writing this and that.”

But, when push comes to shove, I kind of just surrender to this thing called laziness.

I know that I have to motivate myself some more. How I do that, well, that’s another story.

Until next time…..

Why Sears Bankruptcy Is Breaking My Heart

There was once a time when the majority of people actually went to places to shop. And, one of those places was Sears. I remember the good ‘ole days and I’m not even old. I loved that personal experience where I can actually shop for everything. And, that peace of mind to get my watch fixed when it needs fixing. It is something that online shopping can never ever compensate for.

Or even simply being a bystander watching a dad buy his son a suit for prom. And, to watch that kid hug his father for helping him pick the perfect suit for a date.

And, these were fond memories I had at Sears.

It is that personal experience that can not be replaced.

It is so heartbreaking that it has now gotten to a point of no return. Sears has announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

I do hope that there is a miracle out there to save this company. For it to go all the way down would be a lost part of American identity, a part of American culture for 125 years. I would hate for it to fold.

There are other stores like Sears. But, the thing is: they are not Sears.



Finding It Hard To Balance


I moved my blog to WordPress in hopes of writing more blog entries. I was able to do so at first, but I then found myself ignoring it once again. Unintentionally, of course. I have been so busy juggling all these other things that when I do think about writing what is on my mind, I am too tired to do so.

Balancing writing and other things proved to be tougher than I had expected. I guess. I do have multiple interests such as learning how to speak Spanish. This is, of course, by choice. No one is making me do it. I would love to travel a lot in the future and many of those places I want to travel to happen to be Spanish speaking countries.

I am still working on my Romance novel. I haven’t made much progress with it, having written only 5 pages in the last week. I have been experimenting with a different approach to writing. As to how successful it would become, well, only the future can foretell.

Have a great day to all.

Crazy Rich Asians, a surprise hit?

I must say that indeed I am surprised of the recent success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. Normally, a movie with a majority Asian cast doesn’t do well. Or, some might say that there hasn’t been that many to begin with. The last movie I can recall with a majority Asian cast was ‘Joy Luck Club’ from so long ago. I was just a little boy back then. Yup, that long ago.

Based on a bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, even so exceeded my expectations. Perhaps, Hollywood truly is really to embrace minority films. But, only the future can tell.

I guess you really can’t predict success in the film industry.

Many loved the movie so I must acknowledge the great job the producers have done to make this film a success.



The Science-Fiction Experiment

I guess it can be concluded that keeping up with a blog can be challenging at times. I do, in my mind, sometimes just forget about blogging. It’s not that easy keeping up with the times. Working and writing is strenuous and I find myself just napping after a long day at work. I forget about blogging.

I have, however, been doing some writing. I decided to adopt writing a story all in pen and paper to get back to my roots. My writing career has gotten a bit stagnant and I must re-evaluate my approach to writing in order to have more a sustainable writing career.

I am trying a stint in Science-Fiction. I actually had the idea for the story a long time ago. I never attempted the unfamiliar genre(at least to me) because of my fear of crossing over to a different genre. But, right now, I will be ready to go for it. Why not?

I must really catch up with some Science-Fiction books, but movie-wise, my favorite Sci-Fi film is “The Fifth Element”…..

Dear Readers

Things are getting better and I have started to write once again in very short stints.

Thank you all for your support.

I have been doing way too much thinking lately. And, I must say that I am very grateful for having such great friends who had been there to tell me, “Hiya, everything will be alright.”

Those words, I know, we can all tell ourselves, but hearing it from good friends, it just has a much different vibe. It becomes heart-warming and filled with love. And, with that, it fills this writer’s heart with all the joy in the world.

Humbly yours,

Russell Pennwright