Month: January 2016

On Being Strong

“The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” – Hadith Sahih Al-Bukhari References: Al-Bukhari Book of Good Manners #135 Al-Bukhari 6114 Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 135

I could see for miles, miles, miles

“Someway, baby, it’s part of me, apart from me” You’re laying waste to Halloween You fucked it, friend, it’s on its head, it struck the street You’re in Milwaukee, off your feet And at once I knew I was not magnificent Strayed above the highway aisle (Jagged vacance, thick with ice) I could see for miles, miles, miles 3rd and Lake, it burnt away, the hallway Was where we learned to celebrate Automatic bought the years you’d talk for me That night you played me ‘Lip Parade’ Not the needle, nor the thread, the lost decree Saying nothing, that’s enough for me And at once I knew I was not magnificent Hulled far from the highway aisle (Jagged vacance, thick with ice) I could see for miles, miles, miles Christmas night, it clutched the light, the hallow bright Above my brother, I and tangled spines We smoked the screen to make it what it was to be Now to know it in my memory And at once I knew I was not magnificent High above …

Another Year to Learn

It might be too late for a New Year Resolution post thingy, plus most of my resolutions are nothing new: lose some weight, be healthy, pay the mortgage, read enough book to keep cultured, publish a book, spend more time with my loved ones and learn another language (I guess it will still be Spanish, jajaja *see, I know how to laugh in Spanish!*). However, apart from the classics, I think this year I’ll take further steps of crossing one of the items on my bucketlist: to own a business / shop (of stuff I design, to be more specific). The decision was triggered by an offer of partnership from one of the hippest curated online marketplace even before I had products. Some people or other fellow artist slash entrepreneur might see it as nothing, but for me, I’m flattered. At that point I thought, “Okay, I’m so giving it a shot.” So, I’m bringing ‘Fat Bunny’, my illustration as a brand for products. I want to give more chance for the part of me …