Thursday, November 27, 2008


Living with a photographer, a photo shoot can happen anytime. Sometimes, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Casa de YoungBlood (our last names)

I share a wonderful apartment with a fellow named Ben Blood. This man is a photog genius and his style is one of a kind. I've been in WA for almost 2 weeks now, but because of the hustle and bustle, tonight was the first night we decided to make dinner at home. Aunty Annie was gracious enough to visit me and take me out to Pike's Market for some groceries. Pasta, vegetables, and fruit, all so fresh that we planning our schedules as to when we could make this delicious feast.

Through the dinner table talk of our mutual friends, why we should be exercising, and what the future holds for both us entrepreneurs, getting to know him is going to be great. I have so much to learn from him. He is someone I can't see getting angry, so I hope I'm not the one to ever bring that out. I already told him I'm going to be asking for pointers on how to take real pictures.

Check it out:

PS: This is what I see from my balcony. It really doesn't rain here as much as they say it does, but don't tell the locals I said that, cause they'll kick my arse.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


so you tell yourself, "don't say that, don't ruin such a good thing" but at the same time, if it isn't said, you feel like an opportunity is missed. the question is, what happens if the opportunity was never there in the first place?

you learn to love, you learn to let go, but they don't teach you how to let go of love. unless that was the one day i decided to skip class.

a friend and i spoke over the last couple of days. he's just a few years younger than me, but is going through the same thing i did a few years back. i told him, "take care of yourself first, your time will come". it pains me to see him like this because when he looks me straight in the eye and says "i can't see my life without her", it unearths old memories and i know exactly what he's saying.

i love you, always will.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Home New Home

After a mini van rental, 3 gas stations, one motel, and 18 hours on the road with my sidekick Mr. Rhynus, I am finally in my apart-a-ment in Seattle. Crazy, because typically this is outside of my comfort zone to make such a move. But for those of you who know, I am trying to chase a dream called Le Grand Cru.

Here's a little taste of the place, to see all of it, you'll just have to visit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Final Countdown

The time has come. The bags are (not) packed. These are my last "real" days in the 909. This past weekend I had a going away party which was one for the ages. Great friends and great music. I will miss all of this but I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life. Cliché I know, but it's true. I thought of all people, I would be the last one to make such a jump. But too many things have come together to not take this chance. In the last couple of months, I've made some really great friends whom I now consider very close, which makes it that much harder to leave because it feels like time that needs to be spent nurturing such a friendship is cut short. But thanks to webcams, instant messaging, and email, hopefully we can continue to grow.