Published July 13, 2009
Art , Life
The other night, after a wedding reception, I felt the urge to do some painting…and at those times, I have to start because as with anything art, it revolves around moods. So Vatana (Kung-Fu Panda) and I went back to my house and we painted the night away. He worked with his oils and I stuck with acrylic. These are the results of our all-nighter. Of course, these pictures only show unfinished pieces. I’m currently still in the process of finishing mine up and I’ll expand on the story behind the painting as soon as everything is finished.
I’ll be posting the finished version of my painting later tonight…or in some mind-bogglingly insane hour of the morning. I need to go spray-paint some of my new canvases but it’s way too muggy and hot outside.
Published June 29, 2009
Art , Events , Life
Published June 28, 2009
First and foremost, just thought I’d take a bit of time and share my Michael Jackson moment. I’m sure billions of bloggers have already blogged about this huge loss. “Man In The Mirror” was one of the most powerful videos executed even though it was one of the few without Michael actually being in it. Something about the visual aspect of it really caught my attention as a child. Very thought-provoking, carefully collaged, and it echoes in relevance until this present time…we just found a way to magnify the catastrophy. One more thing I’d like to add, it’s unfortunate that kids of this generation know more of Michael’s court-cases and/or allegations than they do of all the positive music he’s crafted so heartfully. There will never be any other entertainer who can impact the entire globe as Mike did. R.I.P. MJ! You deserve it.
Now, onto the rest of the blog. My friend, Sophal, from Boston came out to pay a visit for the week. First thing we did was head out to one of my favorite sushi spots here in Long Beach — Tokyo Wako.
The next big eating ‘event’ was at The Corner Place for Korean BBQ. Even MORE food this time. We were actually looking for a specific Tofu House, but got too hungry to scour through the city for it so we settled upon this spot. Food was great, though a tad pricey.
Now the tough part…working all this food off.
Published June 20, 2009
Art , Events , Life
Published June 17, 2009
Events , Life
So, I know I’m a bit late, but here’s a quick update on the whole panel discussion I participated in at my old high school. Mrs. Chamberlain — who I had for speech class years ago — contacted me through my Myspace and asked me to come speak to the seniors in her class. I’ve never been a motivational speaker and haven’t spoken publicly in a long time so I was glad she laid out some questions on index cards for us. The kids were more than awesome and some of them had great questions which shows they’re really concerned about their futures. I think I spoke the least out of everyone of the speakers, but I think they got the gist of things. Oh, and I read an old spoken-word piece to a couple of classes. Pretty rusty. I hadn’t done it in years. Anyways, congratulations to all the graduates this year. Welcome to LIFE.
Camera died out on me after a few pictures, hence, the lack of pictures.
Published June 10, 2009
Events , Life
That was a Freeway quotable for all you Hip-Hop heads…Anyways, just letting you guys know that I was asked to give a speech to the graduating class of 2009 at the school of which I was an alumnus — Paramount High School — tomorrow morning and I can honestly say that I’m scared brainless. I have thought about what I would say for days now but I think I’m just going to go in there and freestyle it. If anything, most of them might be too busy whispering and passing notes about what parties they’re going to after the ceremony, that they won’t pay much attention to me. We’ll see how catastrophic it’s going to be. I’ll keep you posted.
Published June 8, 2009
If you haven’t been following the story, Laura Ling and Euna Lee are American reporters who were taken by the North Korean government as prisoners after claiming the two women had set foot on their land. This is an ongoing battle that should not end this way but many people believe they are being used as pawns in this political battle that seems to have escalated against the two countries. Please join along and do something about this situation. We, as human beings, can not give up on each other.
North Korea has sentenced Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years hard labor. According to some reports, talks for their humanitarian release can begin, now that the legal process is over.
For U.S. citizens, here are some places you can go to help. The petition is very easy to sign.
SIGN THE PETITION FOR THEIR RELEASE
WRITE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
WRITE YOUR SENATOR
WRITE YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS
For those outside the U.S.:
READ AND SUBSCRIBE TO http://freeroxana.net/