Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"I'm fairly certain YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people."
-Jack Black

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012


It happens in an instant. You feel it in your skin, the very core of your body. It's undeniable, it's unexplainable. There's a change in your life. Colors are brighter, food tastes better, the air feels cleaner and life is just, overall, pleasant. More than pleasant even- amazing. It happens instantaneously and you can't put a finger on when exactly it all began to unravel. It just is.

And so the story goes as you meet that one person you're destined to spend eternity and beyond with. Your actions are so fluid, it's almost unbelievable. You meet someone, and you're convinced this being was designed specifically for you. Mind reading is enabled. Laughter is constant. Decisions are in sync. Happiness is administered far beyond the recommended daily dosage. Who knew this was possible?

Frowns are turned into smiles in the blink of an eye. A simple touch is enough to lift even the heaviest of spirits. A simple gesture strikes a nerve so hard, you'd think everyday was your birthday. Anger is turned into comedy without the slightest effort. Comfort is readily available in an undemanding embrace. Their image has the power to stop the hands of time. There's no other way to put it... it's magic, you see.

And then, in the flip of a card, the wave of a wand, or the snap of a finger, just like that- *Poof*
It's gone.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Reminder: Now.

"I think that one of these days you're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there."

-J.D. Salinger

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I mess up. I mess up a lot. And it eats away at me for days until my stubborn self pulls it together and attempt to pacify the monster in my head. I try not to. But it happens to me a lot.
Eventually, i correct whatever mishap was blown my way and the earth continues to spin on its axis and life goes on like i was never run over by an 18 wheeler truck.

Dylan is my saving grace. But he is not aware of the purpose he fulfills as a tender youngling sent to me during a time i used to think was "too early".

"Dylan" is a male given name in Welsh meaning "the great sea".
Universally (and i once read somewhere), the sea is known to wash away the pain and sorrow of the world.
Now you know.
Book & Paper Art by John Martin
"Hombre Leyendo en una Librería"
("Man reading in a library")

Sad. and True.

Back to Basics

Dylan and i cleaned the entire apartment today. I even managed to talk him into giving away some of his stuff... to be loved by another who will appreciate his good will. He's quite proud of himself and extremely happy knowing he can put a smile on a stranger's face.

He's on summer vacation. This means that, when i'm not galavanting about, we spend an awful lot of time together. I mean, like, A LOT. To put it simply- 24 hours a day.
Yes, we are together all the time.

It means proper meals at the right time. Bed time before i'm even tired. Awake when my body wills more sleep. Secret cuddles when he's knocked out because he won't allow it when he's awake. The basics.

It sounds lame. But when i stop to think about it... basic will always be dope.
And after days and weeks straight, in and out of chaos- i welcome the simplicity of life as a duo accompanied by my 8 year old firecracker.

PS: There's a stench coming from my bathroom and i don't know how to get rid of it. I don't even know what it is...

I need a pick-me-up.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Arbitrary Mind Picks #101

1. Sunsets are gorgeous... but there's something about the sunrise that just takes my breath away. Some of my greatest memories are tied to a beautiful sunrise.

2. I love dancing in the rain.

3. I'm too old to be pulling all-nighters.
But being a "trooper" is my glorious curse.

4. The best way to reconnect with your youth is to reunite with good, old, solid friends. It does wonders for your psyche but your body will beg to differ.

I <3 my Tarts.
Here's to the Summer of 2012

5. I have an 8 year old.
I had to write that down to believe it.

Relax Yourself

The 1st Manila Music Festival
Falling in love with music, art, and creativity [in general] all over again.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest taking the stage.
Hearing him drop some of my most favorite tunes of all time was well worth
the heat and exhaustion.

Music makes me high.