Friday, August 12, 2016

Upfluence interview

Upfluence-interview


My interview with Upfluence is now up. Thanks again for the support!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Dark places

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So here we are again. It’s been quite a while, no?


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I would like to thank those who have messaged me privately to ask how I have been. To be honest, I’ve never felt better.


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I wouldn’t say that the last two years were a bad dream – more like a strained exercise of the imagination.


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As with any exercise, the exertion has been good for my heart. Good for circulation.


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Now it’s time to free my mind.


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After the recalibration and the changing of gears, it’s time for acceleration – both for a change in speed and direction.


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Now it’s time to refocus, fully embrace the things I have to grapple with.


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Back to finding patterns in the geometry of memory.


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Back to venturing out, both in physical travel and in mental excursions.


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I can’t wait to visit new places! (A few more days and my new passport will be delivered.)


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But it is also time to go back in history, to study not just previous mistakes but to track and measure progressions.


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It is a wild and wondrous adventure, to chart the cartography of both thought and what lies between actual coordinates (I am studying mapping software).


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The past two years have been a training in both reason and restraint.


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So much to do! So many new things to discover!


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I really don’t know how I can schedule everything.


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But one thing is for sure, for most of my planned itineraries, I have to go it alone.


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No other way to face the unknown.


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Insight is as light as a feather, inspiration as unbudging as stone.


Hoodie and socks, Uniqlo
Shirt, Uniqlo +J
Sweat pants, thrifted
Trainers, adidas


Photographs by Jullian Mendoza 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

True grit

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Romantics will tell you to stick it out till the edge of doom.


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But what if, like in my case, luck always has its way of plunging its arm in the water right before I drowned? So much for Shakespeare.


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Yes, time to talk about mortality again, and age, and regret. But also about meandering roads that don’t even appear to intersect.


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All I have are forks and departures – as the poet I am now reading once said: “All I can tell you is this: what we are not, what we do not want.”


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Is it really as easy as picking a profession, or say, your favorite color?


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No matter how hard I exert my influence on fate, my concerns and my passions always have their way of finding me. Like sticks skewered to my tongue, I cannot pick my own words.


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Inspiration is given and handed down.


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Even if there are no seraphic songs or jewels presented to future saviors, even if most of the time I can only see salt shining in the mud. 


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Cut, tapered, and edited: that’s how life should be lived.


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Without this confusion of choices.


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Even when right from the beginning, I already knew the answers.


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I will still risk to find them.


Sweater, Gap
T-shirt, Uniqlo
Jeans, Levi’s
Sneakers, thrifted
Neptares Multi-Stone Bracelet, Bosquejo
Persepto Multi-Stone Bracelet, Bosquejo