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(via my journal entries.) August 19th, 2016 Location: Airplane en route Los Angeles from Oslo, Norway The flight back from a trip is always reflection time for me, especially if it’s a long flight in duration. It’s even more crazy to turn on the satellite air show and watch as the airplane you’re in is...

Wake up California.

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I got the opportunity of a lifetime. The place I am working at for the summer sent me down to San Diego for a week to do what I love; create and share content, while working with, creating awareness, and teaching (and hopefully inspiring) others about life. I use the word “life” because I believe...

Eat. Sleep. Rave. Rethink?

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It all began 4 years ago at HEAT Music Festival (an annual event hosted at UC Riverside). After glancing at the event lineup which seemed to be a fusion of different types of music, I bought my ticket with the intention of seeing my favorite rap artist with my friends – yes, we were die...

snapshots vs. photographs

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There’s something special and gratifying about being able to capture moments and replay them. In fact, this is probably the most obvious reason why almost all of our devices have built-in cameras now. Decades ago, even before digital cameras were accessible, photography was cultivated into an art. This meant that those individuals who were actual...

Learning Purposefully

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I never used to be a straight A student back in high school. At first, it may have been because of the excitement and adjustment to the new atmosphere of school life. Getting caught up in an extroverted social life and various high school pressures seemed to drag me away from my academics even more....

Fish Out of Water

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About a month ago, I got the blessed opportunity to visit Oregon. I had only booked my flight ticket two weeks prior to my trip and finalized accommodations two days prior to departure. And at this point, there were only two things going through my mind. I want to see the Pacific Northwest. I need...

Be Here Now.

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I can confidently say that at least 99% of us attempt at doing 2 (or more) things at once, including myself. The 1% of us who do not attempt to do multiple things at once are those who have actually achieved being fully present in every moment, as my friend Eckhart Tolle would have put...

Mixed Messages

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Yesterday, I had the honor of attending artist and rock star Billy Morrison’s VIP reception for his new art collection, “Mixed Messages”. Billy Morrison literally started from nothing and has worked his way to the top, not only being a professional visual artist, but also a musician, playing a role in multiple bands (and getting...

The truth about coffee.

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There are a lot of different coffee drinkers out there; the morning coffee drinkers, midday coffee drinkers, and those that need their java multiple times a day. Eventually, when your doses of coffee become regular, you’ll find that missing your usual caffeine kick will result in a headache. There are multiple reasons to why people...

The app that saves my life everyday.

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It’s an application world. There’s an app out there for almost anything you can think of and in our society, we have taken advantage of using apps because of their ease in accessibility. New applications are constantly being developed and put out there, but it was only this year when I really came to appreciate...