encontrar = to find

Some cool stuff i found on the internet this weekend. [Its mostly beach inspired lol]


This dudes style is great. [I like the cut too]

bright chinos!!!

I want to go to there

Band of Outsiders spring/summer 2011 tie collection is GREAT. I see my Outsiders tie collection only growing once I start making real money. I just dont know if i could pay so much for one of their dress shirts.

great band

Good nite

El alma = soul


Some rare live Sam Cooke Live Recordings


Seis = Six

Got them SIXES tonite for 99 big ones (WINNING!!!)

Also got some grey samba mids

Gracias a la vida

Life is good.

I love the people in my life. I love this moment. I love this city.

I feel overwhelmingly grateful and humble

I want everyone to know that I dont take anything [or any of you guys] for granted.

I could not [and would not] ask for another life.

Peace and love yall

To think = Pensar

A lot of stuff is floating around my head. Nothing bad or negative, just a lot of kinda heavy stuff.

I finalized my rank order list and I dont plan on making any changes before the deadline. I tried to rank with my heart and my head, which is difficult for me. I know it’ll all turn out right…. in the end.

Im kinda disappointed that this long weekend is over. It was a good one. Very chill, I just got Netflix [which could potentially be very dangerous lol]. I watched one of my all time favorite movies again, Raising Victor Vargas. [That movie will be the litmus test for the woman I marry, she HAS to love that movie]. I also saw two classic Woody Allen films, Annie Hall (again, the first time I saw it I barely paid attention) and Manhattan (for the first time).. I’m not too sure why I decided to watch those Woody Allen movies, I wasn’t looking to gain anything from them. But in the end I saw a lot of myself in those movies in some weird way; the time, and place and feel of those films seemed very “of the moment” in my life right now. Its hard to to put into words. I just watched them and I felt at ease, almost like reading a Junot Diaz book or listening to an Ella Fitzgerald song. I just get it. Get it?

Well, that was basically my weekend. I got the new Radiohead album, King of Limbs, which is pretty solid, but too short.

I also made a couple other big decisions about some up coming trips and I found a Philosopher who’s work I’d like to study for a while, Albert Camus.

enjoy some Rhapsody in Blue

good nite

Old Times

One of the best parts of Annie Hall.

No better time than a long weekend to have a mini Woody Allen film fest


-Weekend Warrior –

I’ve been having some great weekends. Last week was my birthday and a pretty epic weekend in LA and this weekend, which was much more low key but also fun. I got to catch up with some folk, made some great purchases and got it cracking in the  Karaoke  bar. So here is my 5 hot things and weekend round up all in one.


Got some Doc Martens today. I forgot how much I liked them till i saw them. They are super comfortable and pretty sick


Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover is dope

Its also pretty awesome that Arcade Fire actually won album of the year. This is kind of a big deal

– TV-

Watched some Community and Parks and Rec this weekend. I’m not all caught up on the new seasons, but it felt good to catch up on some of the best stuff on TV.


This was my first week back at running full time, and it was a success. I want to work my way up to 13 mile runs within the next 10 weeks. I’ll keep yall updated on my progress.


Caught up with one of the homies this weekend. We didn’t talk long but it felt good to find out I’m not the only one thinking this way lol. Getting older makes you think about life and all that grown folks stuff a lot. Things like marriage and career come up a lot [it feels surreal to be thinking about stuff like this]. I  always like to get other folks opinions and perspectives on things. I realize that its a good thing to have an idea of where Im headed and the things I want, the hard part for me is being open to the things I havent thought about, to experience the things meant for me that are unforeseen. I have this weird need for control in certain aspects of life and yet i have this spontaneous streak that is limited to other, seemingly less important, aspects of my life. The worst part is that nowadays they tend to overlap and I can’t turn it off.  Its tough, but I’m  really working on finding my middle ground. Im grateful that life is great for me now, im in a good place career wise and basically in a good place in general. Im just gonna be more open and follow my heart a little more. I mean i guess it cant hurt that much to see where it leads me.

well its late, so I gotta get read for bed.

PEACE, keep ya head up


Internet Finds

Cool Stuff I found on the internet over the past few days

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl.

Life in death

Last night I came face to face with death again…

In medicine we see life. Life at its best and at its worst. Life beyond facade and pretense. We are spared no detail of the human experience. And I love it, I love the passion and the raw emotion and energy. I love the mix of deductive reasoning and gut instinct. I love this job. I feel as if sometimes I am one of the luckiest people in the world, to have found my calling.

But with the good comes the bad. This up close view of life comes with an up close and personal view of death.  Death is wicked and respects no one. It doesn’t care how old you are, who you are, what you did. It comes, and in some instances we can delay it and in others we cannot. People say you get used to death. You can grow accustomed to it, I don’t know if i ever will.When a person earnestly asks you ” am I going to die?”, it’s almost physically painful to be obligated to tell the truth.

I don’t know if I can not feel this way. Not pause and reflect on the life lost. Not review the scenario. Not think about the family and friends. Not think about what I could have done differently. Not think about how truly precious and fleeting life is. Not that this is something that will keep me from moving on, because when the code runs and adrenaline is high, you have no time to cry. You get into business mode and emotion is out the door.

In some ways, this pain and sadness I feel, make me feel alive. I feel more alive than some who just drone on in a superficial existence. I feel that the sun shines brighter,  and flowers are smell sweeter when you see life for what it is. My appreciation for life has mad my laughs come from a different place and my tears, they seem to seep from my very soul.

I will close by reminding who ever may stumble upon this, to appreciate life. Appreciate the people in your life. Thank them, Love them. Let people know how you feel and what you feel.

live version of a James Taylor Classic


Beginning of the End

Tomorrow marks my first official day of my last year of medical school. I start with my acting internship at Washington Hospital Center. Its a performance elective, so basically, I have to be on top of my game the whole month. But all of that is not what I am anxious about, because perform is what I do. I’m anxious about how real everything is becoming. This is it, Im going to the big leagues.

This weekend was GREAT. I had a very restful and funny saturday. I got to hang out with some friends I haven’t seen in a while. I had lunch outside at a great mexican restaurant, I got more spanish steak [i know, i need to stop, but i think its my new vice]. I also found a nice bakery and had some AMAZING cake. Lucky for me, all of this stuff is real close to my homeboy’s house, so I will be visiting them frequently in the coming year.

Today was a good day, I got some studying in [not enough but, meh] I also saw my aunt. I always like catching up with people and I love me some good ole’ fashion encouragement. I guess all in all, its been a pretty appropriate way to officially start the beginning of the end. I know the next few months are going to be a whirlwind and I gotta take these little joys and keep them in mind for the rough times to come.

peace and love