Spring Cleaning 2013
Started doing some spring cleaning today to make way for a new work area in my room and I stumbled upon some old cards from the last girl I dated seriously. We broke up in June 2009 and I haven’t dated anyone seriously since.
Looking at the cards it’s so ironic and funny to read them. We never realize how naive we sound until something is over. The “I love you forever” and “you’ve been the best thing ever” and “I’m so happy to have met you” or the” I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us”. I’m not against everlasting love or romance, but we have to force ourselves to enjoy the present with whoever we are with. Seeing a potential future is great but if we don’t focus on the present than that future has no chance of existing.
Live and love wholeheartedly in the moment.
1:18 am • 31 March 2013
You know what I miss…
Dating/relationships and things of that nature. Feeling all excited about someone and hanging out with them. Adventures, making out, sweet words.
That shit is nice. Really nice.
11:35 pm • 7 March 2013
The lovely Empire State Building. I know some people aren’t crazy about the idea of Valentines Day or love, but I still find this sight stunning. :) #empirestatebuilding #love #mycity #nyc
12:25 am • 2 February 2013
My Music Team :) I can’t wait to get these two working together and making something awesome. #nativeinstruments #maschine #m-audio #oxygen25 #musicproduction #musicalexcitement #love (Taken with Instagram)
10:33 pm • 10 October 2012 • 1 note
So I have been posting pics of this garden project I started back on August 5th, 2012.
I have always wanted a garden when I was a little kid. I just wanted to grow plants, fruits, trees, just anything that could be seeded pretty much.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t. I have always lived in an apartment building and ones with no kind of yard or outdoor spaces other than a fire escape.
Then I saw my nieces and sister before they left for their vacation and my youngest niece had a little flower tree. And she told me how happy she was that this one hadn’t died like the ones before. So it made me think, it would be awesome to start her off with a little pot and a couple of seeds so that she can actually grow them from scratch. But I couldn’t find a planter that fit on a window guard in Home Depot.
But then I thought about my personal dream of having one. So I bought some soil, a 2 foot long planter, some plant food, small gardening tools and seeds (from the 99cents store) and got to work that day. I set up the soil, watered it, put the seeds (Shasta Daises, Bachelor Buttons, Flower Garden Mix and Perennials Mix), added a bit more water and set the planter on the fire escape to the side. Then waited. I checked it every day until last night I was too tired to check the plants.
Tonight when I got home, after I chatted a bit with my mother. She mentioned nonchalantly ”Oh, by the way, you have a couple of leaves in your planter.” I actually yelped and ran to fire escape, opened the window, yanked the planter into the apartment and thats when I saw them. The littlest leaves sprouting from the soil. I was so happy, so so happy to see that. It wiped away whatever ideas of the day and I reveled in the beauty and growth of my little plants.
Now every few days, I am going to take pictures of them so I can keep a progress of how big they grow. I am so excited to finally see this come into fruition after many years of garden dreaming in the city.
Anything can be done if you just want it and put love into it.
10:51 pm • 8 August 2012
I feel like I am not “living” Enough.
I have to recenter my focuses, recapture my passions and relight my internal energies.
Right before my trip to Brussels/Amsterdam, I was really excited and hyped up for that trip, but since I’ve come back. My energies have dwindled. I think it was reality setting in that brought me back down to earth.
Traveling has become that thing that excites me. Getting lost (not too lost), seeing something different, finding something new. Escapism in its most physical form.
I am currently delving back into amateur music production so that’s pretty fun for me even though I feel lost at times, I enjoy the discoveries and gradual progress.
But I still don’t feel that spark of being ALIVE. I feel like that’s missing.
Where or How can I find it?
10:56 pm • 7 August 2012 • 2 notes
Bringing back the Line 6 Toneport UX2 (bottom) and unveiling my new M-Audio Oxygen 25 USB Midi Controller. I am excited to get back into what once my favorite pastime. #music #oxygen25 #toneportux2 #line6 #m-audio #musicproduction #noobagain #funpastime #love (Taken with Instagram)
12:12 am • 21 July 2012
I think I am becoming more ready…
to allow myself, my heart to be open to someone.
I actually have a want/desire to be with someone again, even with my shitty luck with girls.
I have been having an overwhelming need to share myself, affections, dare I say Love with someone. Closeness, is what I would like.
Conversations. Laughter. Bonding. Growing. Nerding and Rocking out.
That is what I want.
Now to see which girl would be interested or willing to take that chance.
1:52 pm • 16 October 2011
Happy Fathers Day.
To all those real dads out there that do what they have to do for their families.
I got hit with an emotional bat this morning when I woke up.
I saw that I got a text from my older niece telling me to tell Grandpa (my dad) Happy Father’s day. Then, I saw another text from her saying “I want to wish you a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TOO, ARI! Even though you are not a dad, you are more like a dad to me than my original dad has been. <3 <3 <3!”
Right then and there, my eyes began tearing up and I cried a bit. Just thinking about that is making my eyes tear up. I love those kids (my 2 nieces and 2 nephews).
Like I really try as much as I can to be there for them and I want my nieces to know that even though their mom and dad aren’t together, that I am there for them no matter what. I know that I am not always physically there, but I am just a phone call away if anything and we could always hang out if we plan it out. I won’t deny them time with me and I would move things on my weekend to spend time with them.
Its just so nice and surprising to know that someone sees you in a light that you never thought you were seen in. Oh man, my eyes are tearing up again. So, remember dudes, even if you aren’t a dad yet someone is looking up to you. Do the right thing always or as much as you can cause someone is taking notes.
Happy Father’s Day.
1:55 pm • 19 June 2011