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 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.
As some of you who read my posts regularly know, I have a channel on Youtube that is titled "theartbook35". This is an old internet handle that I've used since I was 13, which means I've been using this handle for 17 years. If you really need to know, I borrowed a book from a … Continue reading The Depth of a Youtuber
I began my journey into reptile-land back in late 2008. It all began when my mother's boyfriend at the time suggested getting a couple of aquatic turtles from a flea-market. I told him very firmly that I liked the idea of having turtles, but I wanted to do some research about a proper setup, diet, … Continue reading Thinking of Getting a Turtle? Read this first 🙂
Chris and I didn't get along perfectly. It would have been nice if things turned out differently, but one thing I've learned in my 30 years of life, is that the world throws a lot of things at us that we cannot change after they happen. All we can do is accept our mistakes, decide … Continue reading Hypnotic Eyes
I am writing this as a serious warning to anyone who upgrades from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10. DO NOT DO IT. Here's the story: I saw that the upgrade was available and free, so I figured, hey, why not? I wasn't totally happy with how 8.1 was running on my computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 Updates Broke my Operating System