Curiously Ubiquitous

Author: Marc (page 1 of 3)

Job Hunting

In honor of “Pursuit of Happyness”, I call this part of my life: Job Hunting.

Really though, that’s a misnomer. I’m not looking for a new job, I’m looking for a new career, a new home.

From LA to Houston to Detroit to who knows where next, I hope the next one is the one!

I hope the New Year, brings a new fresh start.

Peace be with you! Aaahhhhaaaaa.


“Remember, hope is a good thing,
maybe the best of things,
and no good thing ever dies.
I hope this letter finds you well.

Get busy living or get busy dying. That’s G-Dam right.
I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head.
I think its the excitement only a free man can feel.
A free man at the start of a long journey… who’s conclusion is uncertain.
I hope I can make it across the border,
I hope I can see my friend and shake his hand,
I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.

I hope.”

Name that movie.

A new chapter

Dear friends and colleagues,

It’s time to move on! After 12 years with the SPJA, I write to say goodbye and thank you for the pleasure of working with and getting to know you. Please IM, email or call to catch up.

I wish all of the employees and volunteers the very best and look forward to seeing you in the future.

With respect and gratitude!

TIFFCOM – Panel Speaker

11:30-12:30 – Seminar room 1

Current problems and future directions of anime conventions in the world

With Mr. Inoue, the president and CEO of Lantis, as the moderator, this seminar welcomes the organizers of anime conventions throughout the world and Mr. Iyadomi from Anime Consortium Japan as the speakers to discuss the current problems and the future directions of anime conventions in the world.

Organizer: PROMIC


Ken Iyadomi(Anime Consortium Japan/Executive Officer), Marc Perez(SPJA (Anime Expo)/CEO), Jennifer Piro(Otakorp, Inc/ Business Director), Takashi Tikasawa(Yamato Corporation/CEO)

Shunji Inoue
(Lantis Co., Ltd. President and CEO)

Great speech from Jack Webb/Joe Friday on Dragnet

The Dust of Everyday Life

A few months back I was asked to write a few words on my hopes for Sugoi Japan, a project by Dentsu & the Yomirui Shimbun (the largest news paper in Japan). Sugoi Japan is an attempt to poll the Japanese public and find their favorite cultural creations that they would share with the international community. I wrote:

“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso once said that with great reverence. I can see the influence of Japanese Popular Arts and Culture on the souls of our fans every day. When you gaze upon the 80,000+ fans at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, you quickly appreciate this influence. Attendees dressed in a colorful array of costumes and proudly displaying their love of Japanese Art is an awesome spectacle. There’s an energy and excitement that honors generations of artists and dreamers across the world. This enthusiasm for art improves every aspect of our lives and unifies people with great passions.

That is what is truly wonderful about Sugoi-Japan’s mission in bringing together these passions and recognizing them. Sugoi-Japan washes the dust from ordinary days and shares the splendor of Japanese Popular Arts with everyone.

On behalf of fans everywhere, I thank you.” – Marc Perez – http://sugoi-japan.jp/sugoi_sp05.html

What makes this an especially fun bit, is that the other individual they got to comment was Guillermo del Toro, and that’s great company to be among.

Peace be with all of you.  =)


Puppies have invaded!

Welcome Kisu/Kiss & Saki/Hope, dark grey & white/silver respectfully.

Puppies Attack 2 Saki Yawn Kisu

Proof of life… and God.

“Alcohol may be proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, but coffee is proof that he doesn’t want us to kill each other.” – Jason Perry

While I am neither a coffee drinker or a lover of alcohol, I thought you might all appreciate this quote. =)


Life keeps moving even if you stop. Trying to stop does not work, it only burns the bottom of your feet as you try to keep from moving forward.

10 Years ago – Facebook was invented.
20 Years ago – Sony PlayStation was launched.
30 Years ago – First Macintosh was released.
33 Years ago – I was born.

In last few months, I have felt myself growing older and am reliving some of the things that have caused others so much anguish.
To those who I have; offended, angered, hurt, disappointed or other wise injured: I’m quite sorry. I hope you have been able to move on and are all doing better. Thank you for the time we had.
Peace be with you all.


The Rent is Due!

Success is never owned, it is only rented; and the rent is due every day. -Rory Vaden

Not all work earns you a pay check, and some of the most worthwhile work doesn’t come with a paycheck at all. Wither its learning something new in your spare time that will help you with your job, or that just goes to make you a more well rounded individual, working hard is always worth it. Moving the ball down the field is hard, play after play, game after game, season after season takes its toll, but looking back and seeing what you have accomplished in-spite of yourself can be a great feeling. I have made some very serious mistakes in my choices the last few years that have truly taught me the meaning of regret. However those choices and mistakes have put me where I am and made me who I am now.

I am thankful for all of you in my life.

I hope you are all doing well & God bless. =)

Peace be with you.


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