Chris Shea

If you’d asked for my name in second grade, my reply probably would’ve been, “I’M ASH KETCHUM, AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO A POKEMON BATTLE!”

 My Pokemon Journey, Part 1

It’s actually Chris Shea, for the record, and pop culture in general has always played a larger role in my life than my parents would have liked. However, I’ve only recently taken a look back to find that it wasn’t just America responsible for my brain-rotting hours of television and video games. Pokémon, Godzilla, Mario, Hole in the Wall, and even Sailor Moon were just a few of my unintended early encounters with Japan.

 <- My Idol, Age 8

Now a freshman and possible Chemistry major at W&M, I enjoy playing cello, badminton, and being an “asianophile” in general 😉