A Recap Of My Semester In No Particular Order (Part 1)

Hi Wonderful Listeners!! 🙂

I suppose you might have been wondering how life has been treating me? Well, it has definitely a ride. Ups and downs, highs and lows, and as you might have noticed, I’ve been M.I.A. Well, just know it wasn’t by choice.

I will say this, school itself has definitely been good. I admit, a little hectic at times, but good nonetheless. In fact, I’m going to start this with school. So, instead of dragging this out, I’m going to jump right into this. I think that will get me through this post the fastest, with the least amount of ramble. (No guarantees on the ramble part though!) Continue reading

When “Jack” Became An Artist

Being an artist is a wonderful thing, but it is a world of give and take (as most things in life are.) However, I am what some would call a “jack-of-all-trades.” What this means is that I dabble in many different kinds of arts: music, digital, traditional, etc. And there’s something I’ve noticed about this kind of lifestyle. It’s rather astonishing. If you give your time to one art, you give yourself the opportunity to cultivate it. You can grow and enrich your experiences and products from spending time with the single idea. But, in doing so, you also lose the knack for another art. Continue reading

Sexuality, Acceptance and The Middle

What’s something that’s interesting in life? How about self-acceptance? If we think about it, it’s much easier to accept the way things are with other people and our environment than it is with ourselves. I am not referring to those that acknowledge certain aspects of themselves that everyone else can pick up on easily; no, I’m referring to the deep, convoluted (and possible dark) part of ourselves that we have a natural tendency to flee from. Continue reading

Anger: A Bad Habit of Human Evolution

Recently, I witnessed an encounter of anger. For reasons of contemplative analysis, I won’t mention the context at all; let us only focus on the idea of anger itself. Anger, for me, is an innate emotion but it is avoidable or at least extremely controllable. Anger is a raw material that over time is molded by each person’s own hand and then the castings are manufactured in an assembly line fashion.

When we feel angry, we tend to feel anger in the same manner but not by any means at the same level. When we feel angry, we repeat certain behaviors unique to us, acting as a signal that we are indeed angry; that is what I mean by the same manner. We do not always feel anger at the same level; some things in life we feel deserve only a portion of our intolerance, while others we feel deserve enormous concentration. Continue reading