Five practical ways to get started as an Actor

So you’ve caught the acting bug. Whether you’re undeniably sure that you want to be under the hot lights or a curious closet thespian, one question will hover around you like flies on bullshit. And trust me, in this business, expect to wade in it and at times, be completely dunked. But if that doesn’t…

If my Imagination was a Woman

I would probably say hello to her, no doubt with the most sheepish grin. If I were blind she would be my braille. Her skin would speak to me with the language of the World. If my Imagination was a Woman. She draws wonder to my eyes like the crawling twilight. She’s a living example…

A Docufiend’s Confession (2016)

I wish I could say I waited three years to update my blog because my favorite number is three. Hell, even that last sentence had three I’s. But no, my last entry lay somewhere in the cuts of 2013 for no good reason except the need to change things up so I stopped updating altogether. BUT!…

2013 in review, according to you and WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

The Drunken City

It takes a lot of people to put on a theater show. It also takes a lot of focus, talent, hard work and a central vision to make it memorable. I’m assistant directing The Drunken City at Renegade Theatre Experiment in San Jose and with opening night being only two days away, I can’t help but acknowledge…

May 2013 in Photography

Just when I thought April came and went without a peep, May seemed to whiz by with even more turbo. Only after reviewing the photos I’ve taken during the month did I realize why that was. It was choke full of activities both on the work front, and in the various passionate endeavors I engaged…

Mi, or so I call her…my mother.

A smile can stir a whole Universe, and its value can never be underestimated. Even if it takes the fury to get there. By example you taught me that faith in self is just as important as faith in others. That sometimes to find your way, you’ll have to brave the tempests of the Heart….

April 2013 in Photography

They say to travel when you’re young. But you know, I think you can travel at any age in your life- and to any place. It’s like re-watching a movie you saw as a kid and having a better/different understanding of it on the second go around. 1) I re-visit Las Vegas, and this time…

Listening

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a poet. If poetry is the manifestation of the mind’s abstraction, plotted like a garden on a fertile page, Coaxed to grow, with lofty intent… Then no, I am no poet. But if poetry were a byproduct of listening- -to Heart -to Earth -to You…

Lovecraft Magic Drift

What started off as a search for the right words to describe these tectonic states, evolved into a 3am dance, to music I didn’t hear, but felt. Be chill, my molten Heart. LOVECRAFT MAGIC DRIFT There’s a kind of magic that lingers where the Sand, Ocean and the Sun’s fingertips meet. On that holy property…

Grasp

GRASP There is a vastness in self-reflection. The ground saturated with doubt, The air, rife with the weight of worries, past and future And above, the sky painted as a collage of could’ve, should’ve and would haves… But for those who remain steadfast A well-spring of Hope nurtures an Oasis. And luckier still, are those…

March 2013 in Photography

Everything seems to be ramping up in my life. By everything, I mean, work, acting and video gaming. Up on deck are rehearsals for A Kind of Sad Love Story. 1) Carina captured looking wistful in two mirrors backstage. 2) Just a quick doodle of myself. 3) Weslei backstage going over his lines. Bindlestiff Studio’s…

My thoughts on A Kind of Sad Love Story

A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY is a well paced, if not mirrored composition of what memories are under the duress of a painful, but necessary, breakup. Often times the show reminds us of the fragility of relationships when words are left unspoken, and actions undefined. At the core of it are these individuals who,…

February 2013 in Photography

February was a month of travel. I did a lot of train commuting from San Jose to San Francisco for rehearsals for A Kind of Sad Love Story. Without fail, I came out with a handful of photos that represented the month quite well.