que he pasado a tu lado
son la definición de felicidad.
Solo puedo ser feliz a tu lado
mi amada, mi otra mitad,
eres la luz que brilla
Y le da luz a esta ciudad.
Amor puro, amor de verdad
quiero tenerte en mis brazos
por toda la eternidad.
ojos, tomo una mirada
para hacerme sonreír.
De tus labios un beso
para hacerme vivir.
De tus manos una caricia,
y por ti, mi corazón latir.
Quiero amanecer en tus brazos
y a tu lado irme a dormir.
Te amo, por verte sonreír
y a los niños, nunca quiero morir.
Last night, I got the opportunity to cover a red carpet for Joey Travolta’s new movie premiere Inside The Filmmaker’s Studio. Stockton got together at the Bob Hope Theater to share the experience with Joey’s Inclusion Film actors and producers as well as the Lodi’s School District and Junior League of San Joaquin County. The evening was full of energy and excitement, I had a blast being part of the photography team covering the event.
One of the things I Enjoy the most about being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to learn new things. Although, I had seen horses dance before in several occasions, I never noticed they sweat and how they sweat, seeing the video of the horses dancing while I was covering a wedding made me discover that. For those who like horses and specially when they perform dancing, hope you enjoy the video.
In life I’ve thought there are two views of life like there are two sides to every token, You will meet love that last forever and Love that will leave you broken.
Which one was she? I wasn’t able to tell, I saw paradise with her kisses when they stopped, I saw hell. I prayed and cried with my every cell that this one time, I can do the perfect Spell.
I once thought I could sell my soul for fame, I once thought love was all the same. I once thought life is all but a game then I met her, and put my thoughts to shame. She, my goddess, beauty is the meaning of her name.
Have you ever held back or didn’t do something you wanted because of fear?
As I keep getting older and the more I’ve talked to people it seems we tend to regret many things in our life that we avoided doing because of fear. From going to a place, talking to someone, learning something new. It’s true that fear can keep us from harm at times, but most of the time now a days it only keeps us from becoming who we want.
After a few years wanting to skydive I finally got the courage to do it, but for couple reasons. First one; just to have that experience. Second: to prove to myself that I can do it, and lastly because there’s something in my chest that feels empty and I wanted to try and fill it with anything. I went in just expecting some adrenaline, but came up with one of a kind life experience. If you have felt the anxiety before a test, speaking, or performing for group of people. You might also be able to recognize that anxiety usually fades off and disappears when you’re doing your thing. Which means there was nothing to worry about on the first place. Our own brain and memories infuse this fear to try to keep us from experiencing some mild moment of embarrassment we might have felt at some point in our life. Isn’t making mistakes proof that you’re trying? so, if there are mistakes… what of it? they are nothing but experiences you got to learn from and grew from. Fear is not real is what I came into the conclusion after today. One needs to just do what we must without worrying about the what Ifs, because most of those what if will never see the light of day and we ruin the experiences worrying about something that will never happen. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the moment?
After jumping I realized all that anxiety and fear were there for nothing, as well as having the enlightened experience that we shouldn’t focus so much on getting or staying in a specific place, the world is so big and we should go out there and get to know what it has to offer, don’t be afraid. It’s always better to say “I did that”, than ‘I wish I had done it’.
I’ve been digging thru some of my old files and came across some videos from a wedding I had the opportunity to cover. At the time I had my cousin Ken living in our house, back when him and I would write verses together and spend our time talking about music, life and the Illuminati. I had offered him to be my assistance and then we could go take pictures together also. At the time I only had my main and backup camera, so I couldn’t hand him one of my camera since I would use both so I don’t have to change lenses, I would just switch cameras. The best idea we came up with was for him to grab my Canon camcorder which I threw away years ago already because the video quality was horrible and would take so long to focus and would lose focus pretty easily. So I ask Ken to come with me, he can just record me working and then we can talk about how or why I do things. It didn’t occurred to me to spend a few minutes teaching him the basics of videography 🙁
After looking at the hole day event this is the best pieces of the footage I can put together. So it serves as a reminder than you not only need to have experience and know what you’re doing, but you have to have some decent equipment. One can only get better by practicing, and your level of practice must match your level of gear. We all have to start at some point, and I’ve even gone back 12 years to when I first became interested in photography, the comparison of the quality of pictures is pretty incredible. I wouldn’t hire that guy, lol. Now a days is a different story and I feel pretty confident to be able to manage anything that comes my way.
The mistakes we make in life are but lessons for us to become better. Go out to the world and learn many lessons 🙂
About a year ago, I had the chance to borrow this awesome bike and take it for a spin, I never really did anything with the footage, so I figured now that I have a lot of free time I use it to work on improving some of my editing skills. The bike is a red Ducati Evo 848, the gear I borrowed along with the bike came with a Gopro Hero 5 on top of the helmet which is what captured the trip around my town; Watsonville, and its surrounding beaches and back-roads. The song was playing on the background when I brought back the footage to look at it, and I said to myself how I missed that and I wanted to experience something like that again, so the lyrics and the song came together pretty nicely. So, in memory of one of the great days of my life… 🙂
Después de mucho tiempo de no escribir en Español, al fin pude conseguir no solamente la inspiración pero el tiempo y la energía para poner unos poemas juntos y publicar mi primer antología. Muchos de los poemas hablan más de temas sociales que personales, pero el tema de amor está presente y domina creo yo en los poemas. El poema con que empiezo la antología es un poema de amor con titulo Perla. El cual escribí después de mi paseo a México el año pasado y realizar que la imagen del amor y la mujer que construí en mi juventud si existe y es algo y alguien a quien puedo tener en mi vida si en verdad lo deseo.
En tus ojos veo ternura, veo una Perla Tu corazón un diamante Con un brillo mágico La luz de mi vida La razón de mi ser. Tu aroma a Jazmín Es tu aroma de mujer. Tu voz una melodía angelical Que me hace enloquecer Tu pelo, tu figura y sonrisa Hacen que te vea y sueñe por doquier Cada día que no te tengo Es una tormenta que no para de llover Y cuento los minutos Para volverte a ver
I happened to be cleaning some of the drives I have and got myself looking at some old footage when I was doing some photo sessions and then as I had my music going the song Days go by started playing, and then I just had to do a video, it just felt right. With a big smile on my face as I was reminiscing those days and then getting myself to compare the mentality, the style, everything about my artistic self and persona from then and now. It’s always nice getting the opportunity to see how much you have grown or changed.
Thinking back on those days I think I might have been a bit more egotistic and thought I knew everything about photography, 5 years later I now feel there is so much more I could learn and so many things I still have left to experience and do, Photography is one of those paths that never ends and always leads you to something better.
Some times you just wake up with the urge to do something, and that’s what happened to me on Tuesday December 5. I got some poems together, wrote some new one and then I got back into my computer writing and couple weeks later I had it all ready and published for the Amazon Kindle as my last book ‘Stuck in Life’ O. It always seems like things are easy until you try them and find out how much work needs to be put into any project. The first time I ever saw someone write a poem I thought it was so easy and I could also do it, and better. What I had seen them do in 5 minutes turned out to be a few days for me and it was not as good. The same way with stories, for some reason we want to feel like we are better, even without trying or having any practice on the matter. Just for the simply fact that ‘we are’.
This book has poems and feelings one could have before meeting the love of your life, while you’re in love, and after the relationship fails. Though I didn’t feel the need to separate them by section, but just wrote and organized the ones I had before I felt in love talking about what love should be, what I was thankful for, things in my life I was proud of or ashamed of. Then it comes the first times seeing, talking to and getting to know that person that throws your world upside down and makes you re-define your opinion of what beauty is.
Like everything in our life that ends, I also wrote some poems that I left at the end part of the book for when the love ends and the crushed spirit that suffers the loss of that love.
This book I definitely considered the one book where I’ve put more emotions into, if there’s anything closer to my ideas and feelings would definitely be Shattered. It’s been a good process, hopefully next time I complete a book instead of being poetry is a novel, even a short novel would be nice I think :p