Climbing: There Are Many Trails to the Destination

Hiking in Griffith Park

Last weekend, I turned 25. Although a rather unpopular opinion, according to the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, adolescence ends at the age of 24. If that is the case, am I officially an adult now? Since I was able to take some time off, once again I made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles. On this…

A Look towards 2018

I have to say, 2017 has been a rough year for a lot of people- myself included. In the long-term, I can look at it as a year of personal growth. Honestly, I’ve been a little bit of a hermit this year- mainly working and retreating to my home. I haven’t really lived life too…

THE DISASTER ARTIST

There’s sort of an ironic romanticism behind failure. No story would be interesting if there wasn’t some sort of struggle involved. Why is failure so fascinating? In the past week, the Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles. It’s an epic display of unsuccessful innovations from major companies such as Apple, Google, and Kodak among…

REDUX

Hello, it’s me again. I know it’s been a bit. Once again, I’ve found myself trying to escape from a writer’s desert, still viewing movies, but not able to convey my emotions on my keyboard. For a little bit at least, I have escaped that desert. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been…

A YEAR IN CALIFORNIA

On June 17th, 2016 I left the East Coast for good. On my own, I had never been further than Texas. Just a couple weeks earlier, I was working at a (now defunct) call center , and wondering where to go next. I had big dreams of California, and I was saving my money bit…

PERPETUAL SINGLENESS AND LIBERATION

This isn’t a movie or entertainment post today, but I think it is very fitting with the name of my blog- The Cinema Soloist. It’s been on my mind, and I decided to share it. My blog was founded on my solo adventures in film and life, and I’ve often thought about the fact that there…

FIRST SUNDANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Women's March at Park City, Utah

Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week…

California Adventures: A Crazy First Date with L.A.

On a rare day off from both my internship and work, I decided it would be a good idea to visit L.A. for the first time. I wanted to wait but I couldn’t help myself!. I felt L.A. calling me to it. I tell you, my first day was a mess! I decided to take the…

Some Inspirational Movie Quotes for When You’re Feeling Defeated

Sometimes when I feel down , I like to keep reminders around of why I’m going through. I will admit there are times where I feel I should just throw in the towel, and move back home. There are times I cry for no reason, and there are times I cry for many reasons. Some…

California Adventures: the First Month-ish

I can’t believe I’ve been in California for over a month now! I tell you, it’s been crazy! I’ve cried, sweat, gotten lost, and walked more than I ever have in the past couple of years. If you had told me just a couple weeks ago  that I would be here in California, starting to…