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…

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…

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.

All over Saturday

Variety is the spice of Life! That’s what they say, right? Well, Saturday didn’t say it, it yelled it! My morning started an Arts Expo where I got to meet a lot of interesting organizations that provide resources to educators to bring arts back into schools. We need more of this! You can’t knock on…

Strange Case

I feel strange publishing an article regarding the show I’m in, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, without first publishing some of the “drafts” I’ve written in regards to working on the show. But since I’m not fully decided on publishing said drafts, there’s an urgency in making sure this write up/review of…

A strange pace for citizen Alabastro

I’m back on stage! (And by stage, I mean the one where I won’t require a spandex and some well rehearsed body rolls) Nope, this time, it’s a full-length play! Recall, the last time I was on stage was for the 06 Ensemble’s Bench Projects (and a couple of stage readings in between) and that…

I left my alpaca in San Francisco

“Dress in layers.” they told me when I first moved to San Francisco for college. It’s true! Well, sort of. If you’re hauling around a 15-20lb. bag for miles then the layers mean much less. Which happened to be the case, last Saturday. San Francisco’s weather continues to surprise -it went to balmy romp to…

The rest that can be said

The Bench Project was a huge success! Sold out house, +7 additional seats that were added. Look for yourself. Admission was free if you brought a book to donate to The East Bay Children’s Book Project. The day started out in earnest, a good homemade meal. In this case, I was able to scrounge up…

SFIAAFF30: SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that two projects I participated in last year will be premiering in the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival! You can imagine the glee that washed over me when I was relayed the news and am even more pleased that I can share it with you. Here are some…

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…

Butt end of 2011. The retrospect.

If you read my post about taking care of TO DO lists, then this entry is a validation of those practices. At the end of 2010, I looked back at the year and realized I had done so much with some of my actions yielding successes that can’t measured by tangible items, but the value…