|Location||Bay Area, California|
I run a Tumblr called Accidental Star Trek Cosplay, and my writing has appeared on Word Is Bond (byline: DJ AFOS) and Splitsider. In 2007, I came up with the premise for "Sampler," a short story in 2009's Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology (no relation to Image's Secret Identities).
This monthly blog began as a tie-in to AFOS (A Fistful of Soundtracks), an Internet radio station I ran from 2002 to 2016 (I archived some station content over at Mixcloud). The blog evolved from being a blog about both score music and radio to being a space where I discuss films, TV or any kind of music, without ever doing any stupid listicles, because this blog has been, since 2015, a listicle-free zone. People, stop writing like you're auditioning for BuzzFeed.
AFOS also stands for All Frequencies Open, Sir! and Asians Fucking Owning Shit.
|Favorite Movies||Anatomy of a Murder, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Attack the Block, Barbarella, Battle Royale, Better Luck Tomorrow, Better Off Dead, Big Night, The Big Sleep (1946), Big Trouble in Little China, Black Dynamite, Blazing Saddles, Bringing Up Baby, Bullitt, Carlito's Way, Chan Is Missing, Charley Varrick, Children of Men, Coming to America, Crimson Tide, Danger: Diabolik, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Dazed and Confused, Diggstown, Do the Right Thing, Dog Day Afternoon, Drug War, Ed Wood, Election (1999), Election (2005), The Empire Strikes Back, Face/Off, Fast Five, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Femme Fatale (2002), Galaxy Quest, The General (1998), Get Carter (1971), Ghostbusters, GoodFellas, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hard Boiled, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Heat (1995), The Hill, The Host (2006), Hot Fuzz, How to Train Your Dragon, The Incredibles, Inside Man, In the Loop, The Italian Job (1969), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kung Fu Hustle, L.A. Confidential, The Limey, The Long Goodbye, The Longest Yard (1974), Mad Detective, Malcolm X (1992), Midnight Run, Miller's Crossing, The Mission (1999), Moon, Nobody's Fool, North by Northwest, Office Space, Once Upon a Time in the West, Patton, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Planet Terror, The President's Last Bang, Punch-Drunk Love, Radio Days, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raising Arizona, Ratatouille, Red Cliff, The Ref, Repo Man, The Rocketeer, Ronin, Rushmore, Selma, Seven Samurai, Sexy Beast, Shaolin Soccer, Shaun of the Dead, Slap Shot, Snowpiercer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Step Brothers, Sweet Smell of Success, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), They Live, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Three Kings, Triad Election, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Warriors, The Wild Bunch, The World's End|
|Favorite Music||De La Soul, The Roots, Black Sheep, A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, The Bar, Blue Scholars, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, The Heavy, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, mid-'60s-to-mid-'70s-era Ennio Morricone, N.E.R.D., Prince, Rodrigo y Gabriela|
|Favorite Books||ego trip's Big Book of Racism, Girls for Breakfast, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, American Born Chinese, Chew, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Criminal, Gotham Central, Queen & Country|