Reimagining ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

I’m a huge fan of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and consider it one of the greatest TV shows of all time. I love this new comic book series from BOOM! Studios that reboots BTVS and reimagines what the characters would be like if they’re coming of age now instead of the 90s. The characters are still familiar, but it’s fun to see how their personalities and situations have changed due to a different set of experiences and access to resources that weren’t around or were difficult to come by in the 90s.

For instance, as one comment on a Facebook post puts it, some of the things that were nerdy or alternative in the 90s are more mainstream now, and it’s easier to find people who have similar interests thanks to online resources and social media. How would this different milieu change Buffy, Willow, Xander, and the rest of the gang?

This screenshot of Issue #3 is from the digital comic book I purchased on ComiXology. Yes, like some people, Anya can’t tell Sweden and Switzerland apart LOL.

Choose significance

Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget all about living. Instead of chasing success, seek significance.

“Everyone knows that life will come to an end – but no one likes to think about it. That’s unfortunate. As soon as you start thinking about the end of your life, you begin to live differently in the present.”

Stop blaming consumers for climate change

It’s always easier to put the blame on citizens and consumers, for, say, alleged lack of discipline. Instead of addressing the root cause of many of society’s ills, namely the greed of politicians, businessmen, and the elite.

Here’s an excellent article from Fast Company.

“If just a few companies and countries are responsible for so much of global greenhouse gas emissions, then why is our first response to blame individuals for their consumption patterns? It shouldn’t be–businesses and governments need to take responsibility for curbing industrial emissions.”

What’s even more laughable is that wealthy nations, who bear most of the responsibility for climate change, put the burden on poorer countries.

Yes, as individuals we can and should contribute to change, but governments and businesses should stop passing the buck.

Happy Birthday to my wife Ellen!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife Ellen!

This is our favorite Baguio photo. I’m praying that God will continue to bless us with more magical moments like this one, and that He will make all of Ellen’s dreams come true.

Thanks for everything, B. Thank you for being you.

What do you truly desire?

In a fast-moving world filled with so many distractions, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what’s truly important.

Here’s a great reminder that we have to prioritize to live a life that reflects our values.

“You can clarify your priorities and get your life on track by asking yourself these two simple questions:

“What do I truly desire?

“and

“What is standing in my way?”

Live the life you want today. No one else will live it for you.

Happy 30th Birthday, World Wide Web!

Thirty years ago today, the World Wide Web was conceived. Here’s an important letter from the man who invented the web on March 12, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

“Against the backdrop of news stories about how the web is misused, it’s understandable that many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good. But given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and unimaginative to assume that the web as we know it can’t be changed for the better in the next 30. If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.”

It’s time for us to take back control of the web.