About Me

Goooooooooooooooooooood Morrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrning, Vietnam [and the world]!!!!!

My name is Chris aka Rio Sundown and I’m trying my hand out at blogging. Hopefully, it goes somewhere. If you’re interested in getting life advice or a different perspective on things or reviews on movies and games then you’ve come to the right place!

A little about me:

I’m from California, born and raised –don’t worry not all of us are crazy. Earned an MIS degree from SJSU and have been a 9-5 desk warrior since 2005. Oddly enough I’ve always wanted to be a 3D Animator / Graphic Designer, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards back when going to school. However, with working on this blog I think the door to graphic design will probably be reopened –there’s a lot to learn and I think learning to design great looking pictures/graphics will definitely help.

My interests include PC Gaming, Sci-Fi movies, ice hockey, watching cheesy 80’s movies and starting a side career in video game development (whew, the last one is a doozie –so much reading).

I’ve played ice hockey for 11 years and earned a black belt in Taekwondo.

Favorite PC Game: Baldur’s Gate 2

Favorite Movie: Iron Eagle

So, you may be asking: Why are you calling yourself Rio Sundown? Simple. I needed an alias and I like the movie Top Gun. Yes, I like military aircraft…a lot. My friends and I celebrate Top Gun Day on May 13th. When I needed an Internet nickname a long while back I came up with the idea to use a name from the movie. Being Asian, a dark-skinned Asian at that, I couldn’t rightly be called Maverick. With no Asians in the Top Gun, I chose to go with Maverick’s second Radar Intercept Officer (RIO), Marcus “Sundown” Williams portrayed by Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (the black guy after Goose died). Thus was born, Rio Sundown –Sundown being Marcus William’s “callsign”.

Yep, I was a pretty nerdy kid.

Have questions or suggestions or advice for me? Go ahead and send them my way!

Thanks everybody!