Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's all about the Lyrics.

"A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magical."

This is exactly what I imagine love to be like.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 7th, 2012

Zip-lining was everything I hoped for and then some.

The 3 hour Canopy tour consisted of an aerial skateboard, crossing on a tightrope, walking on hanging ropes, 4 or 5 zip-lines, swinging like Tarzan, rock-climbing, and walking on logs. Pretty sure I'm missing something from this list.

Be that as it may, the hardest part was definitely crossing the aerial skateboard. It's towards the end when you're already tired and it's a struggle to pull yourself across. I also got some pretty bad rope burn on my left arm to the point that it looked like internal bleeding.

I wish I had taken some pictures, but it was the adrenaline rush that I have been craving for some time now. I have a fear of heights, but being up there on that course made you face that fear. What are you gonna do at that point? You don't want to look like that scared little bitch who backs out.

Would I do it again? Hell Yes. It also reminded me of how physically unfit I am, considering that with every sneeze today, my entire body aches. I highly recommend this to everyone. You're only young once, you have to take advantage of everything you can still do while you're young. Now I just need to do some sky-diving and hang-gliding.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Rise of Jeremy Lin


By now, most people have heard of the undrafted Harvard graduate coming out of nowhere to save the New York Knicks' season AND his coach's job. However, there is one issue I have in regards to his success: The fact that people are criticizing the attention he is receiving because of his race. I believe this story goes deeper than just his race, but more on that later.

Look, let's all get this out of the way: The Jeremy Lin story would not have received as much attention as it is getting now if he was not Asian-American or playing in the largest city in America. I am not disputing that. However, to criticize the attention he is receiving because of his race is ridiculous. The NBA is a predominantly black sport. The Jeremy Lin phenomenon is called 'Breaking Barriers'. This has been happening ALL throughout time. It is a remarkable story that receives a plethora of attention each and every single time it occurs.

Let's take a look at Tiger Woods. Did Tiger's ascension receive any attention? Of course it did! He broke through and won multiple titles in a predominantly white sport. Just like Jeremy, Tiger kept the focus on his results. During his rise, I doubt people criticized that he received attention solely because of his race, as some are currently doing with Jeremy Lin.

Another modern-day example of breaking barriers in a sport? Venus and Serena Williams in Tennis.

For those of you who believe racial barriers no longer exist, be realistic, these barriers still exist. It's just that in today's world, talking about race has become more taboo than ever. 

However, I believe there is more that makes Jeremy Lin such an incredible story. Here is a guy who was passed over by colleges all over the country for a basketball scholarship, went to Harvard and had to balance BOTH academics and athletics, and was passed over in the NBA Draft. He scored more points than any other player in their first five starts in NBA History. What's there not to like about him? I will agree that he is not a Top 10 point guard at this stage in his career. But this guy came out of nowhere and prior to his breakout game against the Nets, his coach Mike D'Antoni didn't even know his name. He was on the verge of being cut a 3rd time before having that breakout game. Jeremy Lin is the definition of perseverance, dedication and hard work. The reason that his legend continues to grow? It is a true underdog story that EVERYONE can root for. How many people have felt that, if just given the opportunity, they could excel in their respective fields? This is the primary reason for why Jeremy Lin is receiving all this attention: It is because most of us can relate to his prior experiences.

Now let's just see how far he can go.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Valentine's Day Sexy Time Playlist

For everyone having sexy time on Valentine's Day. Here you go:

1) Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On 4:51
2) Babyface – Whip Appeal 5:31
3) Usher – Nice and Slow 3:48
4) D’Angelo – Untitled 4:19
5) Robin Thicke – The Sweetest Love 3:55
6) Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You 3:59
7) Ginuwine – In Those Jeans 4:04
8) Ludacris – Sex Room 5:30
9) R. Kelly – Bump N Grind 4:17
10) Ginuwine – Pony 5:21
11) Ludacris – What’s Your Fantasy 4:35
12) Trey Songz – Neighbors Know My Name 3:06
13) Ginuwine – Differences 4:27
14) Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes 4:58
15) Corinne Bailey Rae – Like a Star 4:03
16) Justin Timberlake – Until the End of Time 5:23

Bonus Track:
17) The Lonely Island – I Just Had Sex 2:48

You're Welcome.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

First Post.

I'll get re-adjusted to this whole blogging thing.

Just the other day I came across this song:

It made me realize how quickly time has gone by and how we need to take advantage of being young while we still can. It also made me appreciate life even more.

For one, I am grateful for the people I met in my life, whether it was over 10 years ago or as little as a few months ago. Who knows where I'd be or what I'd be doing otherwise. As a result of these people, I am in the process of creating a script for a TV show with characters based on some people I know. It makes me appreciate how unique we all are in our own respects.