What Awaits…

I have been neglecting my Blog this past month. If I were to say I feel I have not been motivated to write as much as before I would be sort of lying, because it is not entirely the case. But to say that I did not have the time to sit and write about the things that obsess me, almost makes me believe I am being arrogant. Truth is I was very busy with a project I was trying to finish before April 15. Something I wasn’t sure I would be able to accomplish, and to my surprise (I know it sounds bad… but I can be pretty hard on myself sometimes) I did… and boy did I finish it! Actually I have posted the drawing in the page Illustrations & Drawings, its titled “A Day In The Life: The Socialite, The Executive, The Homeless”

After finishing this project, I have noticed my lack of desire to blog; the fact that there are now tons of new projects waiting makes it even more difficult. However, I still come up with ideas for new posts and wonder if I am just being lazy –my usual self.

Today I finally made up my mind to keep on blogging, probably not as much as when I first started, which wasn’t so long ago… hehe. Nevertheless, I will continue to blog about my obsessions… oh! Yeah, those are: anime, art, books, manga, music, film, games, and talking nonsense, meh 😛

Here is to wishing all my projects come true… can’t wait to see what awaits at the end.

Luna Sea, “Storm” … J looks awesome with black hair right?  😀

If there didn’t exist such a song as “I For You”, and I wouldn’t be such a melodramatic person, “Storm” would be my favorite song from Luna Sea. So, we could say in my happiest moments, in times when I look to the future and hope, I hear this song in the background.

Lyrics in Romaji:

futo me o samashita mayonaka no purachina no hikari no naka
giragira to kagayaita kono machi mo waruku nai
kimi to nara kono arashi mo nori koe rareru hazu sa
do you like it rough?
tokimeki o sousa motome tsuzuke yo

Do you like it rough?

ima fuki areru arashi no naka sou dakiatte tashikame atte
ushina u mono nado nanimo nakatta hazu dane
te o nobasanakya ano hikari sae tsukame nai
what will it take for you
kimi ga nozomu you ni boku mo nozon deru

Kiss me in the stormy…
Kiss me in the stormy…

ima fuki areru arashi no naka sou dakiatte tashikame atte
ushina u mono nado nanimo nakatta hazu dane
shinjitsu wa kitto okubyou dakara sono sugata o keshite misenai
dakehdo bokura wa hanaretari wa shinai kara
te o nobasanakya ano hikari sae tsukameh nai
what will it take for you
kimi ga nozomu you ni boku mo nozon deru

Kiss me in the stormy…
Kiss me in the stormy…

Lyrics in English:

I suddenly woke up
in the middle of the night
amid the platinum lights
This glaring city
isn’t so bad

I know I can get through this storm
if I’m with you
Do you like it rough?
Let’s keep on reaching
for that sparkle

Do you like it rough?

Holding each other
Making sure
In the middle of this turbulent storm
There was nothing to lose in the first place, right?
You’ve got to reach out your hands
or you won’t even catch that light
What will it take for you
I wish
As you wish

Kiss me in the stormy…

Holding each other
Making sure
In the middle of this turbulent storm
There was nothing to lose in the first place, right?
Truth is cowardly
that’s why it never shows itself
But we will never part
You’ve got to reach out your hands
or you won’t even catch that light
What will it take for you
I wish
As you wish

Kiss me in the stormy…

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My Very First Award… no speech!

Well, not one like from the Oscars anyway… haha, but certainly I must explain, since it is my nature to always do so.

Last week I was awarded with the Versatile Blogger Award by dear friend Alannah. I was really surprised since I never expect to be given any awards. It’s always something that seems kind of dreamy, fantastic… an exchange of this nature, between friends or just strangers, is always something very gratifying, and I must thank my friend from the bottom of my heart for such a nice gesture.

Alannah is a writer, and if she had not been awarded with this same award by another blogger I would have given it to her myself… (great, we can just give it back and forth to each other) Because I believe she is a true versatile blogger, and her posts –not always about vampires- are full of her charm and wit. You can check out her Blog here.

As for the rules of this game, I have to nominate 7 bloggers and link my favorite post from the author. I have to confess, I do not know 7 bloggers that I could possibly nominate. I will just nominate as many as I can… (hey! I don’t make the rules… not my fault I haven’t made friends with a bunch of bloggers 😛 )

Not in any kind of order:

TheSmellOfTeenSpirit. This blog was made by a group of artists who are trying to produce the play The Smell Of Teen Spirit, a play based on Kurt Cobain’s death. My good friend Carolina Gonzalez Lopez- Henriquez, is part of the production team and although she is not what would actually fall under “most versatile blogger” since her blog just happens to be about this one thing… I have to say I admire her as a person, and love what she is trying to do with this play. Together with a team of other artists, she is working hard in order to bring culture to Miami; for teens, for our generation, for the younger generation… I think Carolina deserves my award. If not versatile, then anything! I love her blog, her purpose, I wish her the best!!

jasmandii’s Photography. Johan Sanchez (also one of my contributors to this blog) is a photographer who just started in the business. He is very talented, and brings some extra flavor to his posts with a little bit of a story behind every shot experienced.

Everything I Need To Know, I Learned From Anime. Falahime -as I don’t know her real name. I’m sorry for that, but I just don’t go around asking people their names… maybe I should- has a very interesting blog. She compares her lives experiences with anime (Japanese animation) and… well, blogs about it. I have enjoyed reading her blog many times during the past year. Always a pleasure to find myself at a corner where I can be in touch with my nerdy side.

Las 1000 grullas. Even when it started just as a small wish of 1000 paper cranes, this blog has become more than just one wish. It is now something that puts hope in the heart of people all around the world. I admire the lady behind this blog, because when there is nothing that you can physically do for the ones you love, the only thing left is to wish and hope. The thoughts, the effort put into these thoughts, all of these requires a lot of energy and it wears you down. For Makiko (the author of this blog) the warm words of encouragement from others around the net, is what has kept her going with this beautiful gesture of love for her family and her people in Japan.
I have a post that explains in better details what the 1000 paper cranes are about, if you are curious you can read it here.

Soul Dipper. In the short time that I have met Amy, I really like what she has said in her posts. Especially her post “Simplicity-A Friend” on philosopher Eric Hoffer. I love to find rare gems, and this one is definitely one.

Now here comes the part I really don’t like much… the part I get to tell you 7 facts about me (also part of the rules… who made this up???)

I’m really bad at talking about myself… when forced… Okay, lets see, hmm:

When I was little my friends named me “fly eater”  (does not make much sence in English, I know) because I would get lost in thought and my mouth would drop open… there, very flattering don’t you think?? Still happens when I watch TV… sometimes…

I have four cats, if I could live in a house with a big yard I would have more… I love cats and I don’t care to be called cat lady.

I’m terrible at remembering things about my past that involve other people (I’m sort of narcissistic that way… it’s all about me) but I’m very good at remembering movie lines… know the whole script to You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally… okay that’s it. No but that’s pretty good considering my memory needs “tweaking”.

I love chocolate ice cream, and chocolate fudge, also chocolate pudding; but dislike any kind of chocolate cookies and chocolate cake… hmm, weird.

I have never been outside of the US but to go back to my Country. Funny, because it seems as I always talk about cultures, and arts, and things that would require some traveling at some point… definitely something on my list of things to do.

Never been to a music concert, like one of those where you can scream, and jump, and scream some more. I think of it this way: is like virginity, at this point in my life, I’m sort of saving my first rock concert experience for a very special band… yes! LUNA SEA 🙂

Really, really scared of elevators when I have to ride by myself 0.0 … I have used the stairs from the 10th floor when confronted with “the elevator alone” situation, no kidding… 12th floor? 20th? not a problem.