January 30, 2016

Hi there

Hey, we’re back. Cool!

Check out my work at www.prakticala.com.

Thanks! Until next time!

Jon Y @ 1:20 pm
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November 18, 2014


After some soul-searching and serious brainstorming (and some intense paradigm-shifting resulting from what I’ve learned so far at the Paul Merage School of Business as well as from the recent Charles Schwab IMPACT conference I attended in Denver), I’ve decided to rebrand myself and my services here at Prakticala.

This means a new approach to content — it will be more encompassing, comprising several aspects of lifestyle, from cars to motorcycles to style to travel to entertainment — all from a visual storytelling perspective. The emphasis on photography, video, and writing will remain.

Sadly, however, this means the end of “heart of glass, balls of brass.” I love the title and am proud that I came up with it, but I need to focus my brand on a singular concept — and name.

I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Leave a comment, and stay tuned for big changes in the near future!

Jon Y @ 4:26 pm
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June 30, 2014

Some Fuller headshots

Here are a few headshots I took at Fuller last month.






Jon Y @ 11:19 pm
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April 8, 2014

Selling out

Oh gosh. My apologies, dear reader(s). Without even realizing it I had gone almost a year without posting anything here (even longer if you consider that even those posts hardly consisted of any real writing). Much has changed since you last heard from me here.

My photography work has continued steadily, although not posted here on the blog. Those of you who follow me on facebook, twitter, and the like, will have kept up with some of my work. Writing has slowed down but this is my gauntlet being thrown down to tell ya’ll that I’m back with a vengeance. I’m reworking a spec script for an upcoming submission and I plan to put much more of my thoughts into words with this WordPress venue.

I’ve also started an MBA program at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Who would have thought?

As you can see, I will be quite busy in the upcoming months and years. This site needs some attention, too. New buttons, layout, color scheme. This place needs to be poppin’. Not sure when it’ll all happen, but I’ve dropped them into the pipeline.

No doubt those of you still reading may suffer from abandonment issues. Not to worry. I intend to punch up my internet presence as time goes on.

Thank you all for your faithful readership. Let me leave with you with a photo of the lovely YMMC:

Jon Y @ 8:10 pm
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May 8, 2013

One and the same

Just like blood and rain,
love and pain
are one and the same.

– Audioslave

Jon Y @ 2:31 pm
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April 8, 2013

Cosmic castaway

But I’m not broken
In my dream, I win

– Electrasy

Jon Y @ 2:21 pm
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February 28, 2013

I dreamed a dream

I woke up from a horrible dream last night.

After a few moments I realized that it had already come true.

Jon Y @ 7:37 am
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January 14, 2013

Chorus don’t have words

Come back to me and let us write this song together
Oh please don’t keep me singing this chorus don’t have words

Jon Y @ 10:40 am
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January 3, 2013


I have one resolution for this year.

I will be the best version of myself I’ve ever been. I want my 25-year-old self to wish he was me. Not the other way around.

Jon Y @ 12:32 pm
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November 16, 2012

Whiz kid

I went to the mall yesterday (a mistake) to see the new James Bond movie. Not that seeing the movie was a mistake (it was quite good actually) but in retrospect I probably could have waited for a different evening when Grown Men in Skinny Jeans and Halfwit Highschool Harriets weren’t lining up in droves for the midnight screening of the new Twilight movie (just for kicks, click here to see maybe the worst movie poster in history).

Anyway, as I was leaving for the parking lot, a bunch of high school kids were loitering in the alley area, being loud and obnoxious. There was one girl who was particularly noisy and I gave her a weird look as I walked by (if you don’t know what The Look is, you’ve probably gotten it from me before, probably after you either said something dumb or did a math problem wrong).

For some reason she started following me out the door, and said (really loudly I might add), “OH I’M DOING AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY. WHAT HIGH SCHOOL DID YOU GO TO??”

I said, “I didn’t go to high school.”

She gave me this sneer and said, “Oh, what are you, like some Asian whiz kid or something?”

I wanted to go home, so I said, “yeah,” and walked away.

Jon Y @ 10:50 am
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