Small But Mighty.

Small But Mighty.

Believing in something that cannot be KeepCalm2seen is human nature. Landing a role, getting to work on a film set of your favorite director, getting a job that you KNOW you are not qualified for, etc. To some, it is called having Faith. To others, it is called Hope. In the midst of all of the convoluted things occurring around the world and even in our own backyard, we must still have hope. Hope that the next day things will get better. The seed of hope need not be any larger than a grain of sand or even…a mustard seed. Have you ever seen a mustard seed? One of the smallest on Earth, but what comes from that seed with nurture, light, and pressure… Continue reading

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Something Out of Nothing.

Something Out of Nothing.

KeepCalm1Have you ever gotten into a situation or been in a place that originally was meant to be one thing but turned out to be something more or even greater than you imagined? That is the beauty of the unexpected. With being an Artist, we are sometimes given an empty canvas. And not just a blank sheet of paper, but maybe it’s music notes with no rhythm, a stage with no set, or a dance with no technique. It is our job to make something out of nothing. And that is what should get you going every day. Look at what is in front of you and ask yourself “what more can I make of this?”

Not always an easy question to ask especially in a society that practically spells out and hands everything to you. Continue reading

The Facts.

The Facts.

What do the facts say about you? Who are you “on paper”? When somebody takes one look at you, what can they immediately point out? What are the little things about you that people usually make judgments about? I am asking these questions because we as people are so obsessed with the facts: the proof, the information, the data. We are more concerned on trying to discredit a source rather than taking it at face value.

The facts, themselves, don’t mean very KeepCalm3much to me anymore. Actually, the facts are
not in my favor most of the time. But you know what is? Faith. Where the facts lack, my faith makes up for it. There are many times when the odds are not in our favor. Continue reading

Labeled.

Labeled.

So what is so wrong about having a label? KeepCalm7Having an identifier? When did “sameness” become SO desirable? I think people are so obsessed with trying to “blend in” that they forget that we are supposed to be individuals. We are supposed to have features that can be “identified” and set us apart and make us unique. And I have a very personal opinion about this because, you know, people are like “I don’t want to be labeled as ‘gay’ or “I don’t want to labeled as ‘African-American’ or as this or that. But the thing is: Continue reading