I have spent a lot of time within the Linkin Park fandom over the past year. Part of my reason for suddenly getting back into the fandom is because of Chester Bennington's passing. But the bigger reason why I rejoined the fandom, is because I care about the band members and how they are moving … Continue reading How to Memorialize Someone – Responsibly
On January 26th, Mike Shinoda released his Post Traumatic EP, a collection of three songs which illustrate his grief after the loss of his bandmate, Chester Bennington. I wrote a review shortly after I heard these songs, which I've linked here: Review: Mike Shinoda’s EP, “Post Traumatic” is a Game Changer More recently, on March 29th, … Continue reading Mike Shinoda’s Upcoming “Post Traumatic” Album: The Reasons I Relate to His New Music
First go to my Soundcloud page to listen to the instrumental version of Take It Back: https://soundcloud.com/ay_en/take-it-back-instrumental From April 1st, until May 15th 2018, you're invited to participate in the Take It Back Lyrics Contest. Between May 15th and August 14th, I will be judging every single submission, then I will announce the winner on Soundcloud, … Continue reading Take It Back Contest – WIN a piece of ART made by me!
There isn't any. Let me break it down for you. When I was a kid, and when my parents were kids, we used the word "race" to describe where our families are from. Growing up, I had five races - Italian, Irish, Nigerian, French, and German. Nowadays, people use the word "ethnicity" in place of … Continue reading The Difference Between Race and Ethnicity
Maybe Dr. Phil can't see this because his license to practice psychiatry expired ages ago, making him painfully out of touch, but I need to point out the obvious: That young lady lives in an insecure, unhealthy home. Let's dive right into it. Danielle went onto the show and she put up a huge front, … Continue reading I Might Be the Only Person in the World Who Has Sympathy For Danielle Bregoli
I wanted to take a day or so to absorb these songs before reviewing them. Every time I've done a review of any music, or other art forms, I always like to let things sink in. When it comes to an EP like Post Traumatic, this is especially important for me to do. There's so … Continue reading Review: Mike Shinoda’s EP, “Post Traumatic” is a Game Changer
You can download the S.O.T.A. modpack here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4kaslczd0zo4g8s/SOTAfullpackupdate.zip?dl=0 Download Mo' Creatures for 1.12.2 here: https://www.mocreatures.org/downloads Modpack file is updated as often as possible. Song of the Arcanist is a medium sized modpack for version 1.12.2, that adds all sorts of new things to Minecraft, without interrupting the open-ended and simplistic feeling of the game when it isn't … Continue reading Song of the Arcanist
There are many myths, misconceptions and downright bizarre attitudes and behaviors that many people have about martial arts. The purpose of this blog entry, is to dispel that nonsense and at the same time, be educational. Let's start with the weird behaviors: Don't laugh. While people who study martial arts typically enjoy it, we also … Continue reading What You Should Know About Martial Arts
When I was a kid, for the life of me, I could never understand why I was repeatedly bullied by other kids. I went through so many phases of "understanding" throughout my life. First, I was totally perplexed and cried out to the adults around me, my parents, teachers, neighbors, to help me. I was … Continue reading Many people put more effort into avoiding caring, than actually caring.
When I was seven years old, I had had enough. I was frustrated with my home life, and the way my classmates were treating me. I was frustrated by the way my teachers would stand by and watch other kids make fun of me and try to hurt me, without ever caring to help, even … Continue reading The Fist.