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Sep. 24th, 2007

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New Journal!!!!

common_sound is dated and houses all my high school drama and what not. Therefore i figured i'd make a new Lj. Start fresh and maybe get back into blogging. Some would say "But Aaron, why not continue on this livejournal so you can see how much you've changed and matured?" i Say, "i don't give a f*ck." ok.

Here's your double shot of espresso0

May. 19th, 2007

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Notes.


*Banksy - Pissed Angel

I wrote this during 3rd period.

"Oh the problems that face the modern man. It's funny to look back at who and what i am; what i have been; what the kids call an 'attention whore.' Therefore, it was no surprise that i accepted the 'Biggest Flirt Award' with a smirk. I have, over the years, developed a personality that's warm, inviting and more or less outrageous. As a result, many know me, but few actually 'know me.' In an essence my guise is my flaw. And flaws are never fun to talk about. Due to my sporadic nature, I've gained so much but have lost just as much. I guess it all comes down to love. Love, based on what our society likes it be, isn't what I'm necessarily talking about. Is it it love when someone you care about relinquishes their ties to you? Is it love when they only way to seal a wound is to avoid what caused it? Eh, I've never been one to like drama. I want everyone to like me. I mean, who doesn't want to be loved? However, my passion for an impromptu, ethereal 'feeling' has left one of my concrete ones in pieces. So, this is a farewell to the lovely, delicate emotion i once felt. Through my own negligence and ill manner, have i wilted a beautiful flower. I'm faithful that God will provide me with a new, beautiful orchid, worthy of His glory, but this will always be the one I let die."

"I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies."
-Kurt Tucholsky

May. 17th, 2007

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Atonement.

Aaron's NewsBriefs:

-My faith is being challenged in ways i could never imagine
-i scratched my cornia
-Sharanya (Opinion's Editor for the School newspaper) messed up my opinion piece(it sounds like gibberish).
-Jordan Berrner is a wonderful person.
-the fish is still alive.
-i miss her.

Apr. 23rd, 2007

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If i could do it again, i'd climb more trees

Sometimes i think i'm all grown up even though i'm not. as most seniors can attest to, it's a pain in the arse to sit and go to school daily, knowing that what awaits you is f*cking awesome (i.e. uc [insert name], CSU [insert name], [insert community college], etc.) But one most persevere, looking to the future and not the past. Also however, we must realize that the present dictates our future (enough sermon-ing). All in all, it's gonna feel like forever until june 13th. Here's hoping i go into coma, somehow passing all my classes with a 3.0, no D's or F's, and waking up three days before graduation (just kidding, not really).

escucha
h**p://www.zshare.net/audio/03-waiting-for-the-7-18-8-mp3.html

Apr. 22nd, 2007

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waiting for the San Francisco/Daly City...

So i went to SF State this weekend for the "Sneak Peek 07" and i must say "I LOVE IT" (c) Eldon.
Seriously though this sh*t is BANANAS (c) Gwen Stefani, especially the journalism department. I happened to talk to the department chair whose name is Erna Smith as well as a Junior in the program, a black journalist named aaron morrison (weird). Anyway, at the presentation, they both discussed the program and what you learn. it's incredibly robust i must say. whether you want to do online, magazine, newspaper, or photojournalism, it's all here (broadcast is it's own separate department for whatever reason). anyways, i'm super excited. i can't wait to go to the city!

Oh, and listen to bloc party. srsly.

<3aaron.

Apr. 16th, 2007

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Virgina Tech Shootings

As horrible as this event is, i can't help but be somewhat benign to it. Everyday i hear about the death or killing of someone, at some place (schools are a hot topic), at some time. I swear this society is going crazy. Really, what did this guy have to prove? i really don't see the point of gunning down a prestigious university (well i do but still). Death and decay are almost commonplace today and i believe that incidents like this have a reason and serve a purpose in a bigger picture so what's done is done. Incidents like this seem to be exclusive to the states for some reason.

Anyways, some of the journalist who are covering and commenting on this topic are full of sh*t. My mother happened to be regurgitating the words of one journalist who reported that the killer "approached the shooting like a video game." Stop there. By associating the phrase "video game" and the phrase "campus shooting," it takes us back to the whole "video games cause violent individuals," which is total bullsh*t. "Srsly" (c) Eldon. Some of of these people need to obtain some real journalistic ability, do some original reporting, and stop making sh*t up like Nancy Grace did with the Duke Lacrosse Player Scandal.

Last comment, my mother was highlighting the fact that he's Asian and probably did this because he got an F. Yeah it's racist. "C'mon!" (c) Gob. Stereotypes are seriously becoming sickening to me. i can only assume the salacious garbage we'll be hearing in the coming weeks about this Asian assailant and what his race had to do with this whole thing.

Apr. 9th, 2007

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I drink a poison...


Iao Valley, Maui

Hello, hello. i decided to do an update blog. i have no idea how many people actually read (or care) about what i do/say but considering i'm lounging on Maui at the moment (with nothing to do i might add), i think i can afford to at least let the two of you reading know wsup.

Quickie Update
- i'm going to sf state for college
- i'm going to south africa in july
- i'm actually doing alright in school
- i started skateboarding and i'm slowly improving
- i don't listen to that much hip hop anymore
- i'm becoming friends with some great people
- i saw bloc party in concert (!!!)
- i love journalism (from design to writing)
- umm, my faith in God is growing yet, i find myself doubting myself...


So where is my mind nowadays? right now it's questioning life and what it is i'm doing. sometimes it seems like a never ending routine. Now, although i am a man rooted in the christian faith, I can't help but throw a giant question mark at God. I've just observed my life, my so called "purpose" (at least the one our society has labeled on me) and tried to come to a conclusion. People around me have been acting crazy. I've been acting crazy. This world has been acting crazy. The other day my stepfather asked me which was worst, Slavery or the Holocaust. He said slavery was worse because we can still feel the repercussions of it today. However, i told him that Slavery only effects Black Americans. The Holocaust has touched almost every continent and everyone. Regardless of that, my generation hardly knows much of either events to really feel which is worse. Furthermore, my concern is more with the middle east and the oncoming conflict that will most likely become WWIII.

But, when a nuclear warhead hits somewhere i'll draw my concern back up then (i'm way too jaded by war and propaganda to even care haha).

it's funny i laughed there. Nowadays, laughter seems to be the most one can do to get by. But even then, it's temporary. Even the faith that i hold and would die for cannot be touched and can only be felt so much. it seems as if everything is becoming more and more ethereal.

But i'm hanging on. You should too! There's always someone out there having a worse time than you are. it's so weird when my pessimism meets my optimism.

Have a wonderful week everyone.

<3aaron.

Mar. 15th, 2007

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Romans 3:21-31

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished – he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised by through that same faith. Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

I'll write my comment on these verses in another entry. just wanted to put it up. ^^

Bloc Party this Saturday with Eldon.
can't wait!

i'll go back if you ask me.

Mar. 1st, 2007

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Call me when you get this...

i had a creative comment on some random thoughts i had but now i don't feel like posting it. However, on a totally unrelated note, Corinne Bailey Rae is such a good singer. Her album is incredible. I think i might just see her in concert when some comes stateside. Seriously though, do download "Call Me When You Get This." Better yet, i'll upload it. Do yourself a favor and get happy. If it warranted a post, that says something.

Much love. perhaps i'll actually post in the near futuro.

Putting God first,
<3aaron.

Corinne Bailey Rae - Call Me When You Get This
www.sendspace.com/file/4b6nh3

Nov. 5th, 2006

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go ahead. read it.

relationships can be a tricky thing. now when i say "relationship" i don't mean boyfriend and girlfriend. i simply mean two human beings coming together and saying that they'd like to keep each others company. Now relationships, as they are called, take a lot of effort. even the simplest of relationships have one person expecting one thing from the other person. sometimes they expect nothing, which is fine but that's not the point of this entry. so what is? why would aaron the zealot (new name) decide to grace his livejournal page that is normally barren and is only used as a window into others lives as well as a free source for pirated music? well it's because i have a dilemma. the dilemma is i've accumulated a number of relationships (one in particular) in which the person has come accustomed to things i've done or do. however, i've now taking myself out of those routines to see where this person's heart lies. confused? don't give up just yet. i love interaction. i love meeting new people. i love sharing my life with others. i also love to get all those things back in reciprocal. now, there's a problem i've hit a wall where those people have chosen, for whatever reason, to shield themselves from me. whether it be intentional or not, it has happened. they seem to think that i've decided they of are no value and yet that's far from the truth. i constantly have tried to keep our relationship afloat, only to see it sink like overloaded cruise liner. just like that cruise liner, the glitz and the glam was there. however, the structure was weak and and mis-measured and couldn't hold the weight it thought it could. dumb engineers i suppose. unfortunately, those engineers would be us. the synergy that once existed has burnt out with each of us waiting for the other to make the next move. i guess that just happens when you try to meet everyone you can. those who join the ride either stay on and i learn to become just as moved about as they are, or they lose grip and i continue to move. am i selfish to not have reached my hand back and offer help? yes that would make me selfish, and yet, so many times have i tried, only to feel their grip loosen just like it did before. then, they question why this has happened when the truth is in front of them. i am a zealot. or at least i want to become one. a zealot is someone who is so sold out for a cause or an idea that they're willing to die for it. most zealots are considered crazy radicals and tend to lose a lot of people in their blind passion for whatever it may be. luckily the blind passion i have only blinds me to those who move too slow (in the same passion) or are just as blind as i am in their own passion. unlike most zealots, i'm willing to compromise (which i guess wouldn't make me a full blown zealot but in today's day and age of compromise, it's minimal). i'm willing to slow down just so one person can join along the ride with me. now if they don't like it, i'm be fine for my path has been set and i'll continue to follow it. however, if they decided stay and walk with me, then begins the blossoming of a wonderful relationship (i started the entry with this idea.). now, my mind moves a mile a minute and sometimes i lose sight of people. it's unfortunate but i'm doing my best to work on it. it more or less goes with the idea of "out of sight, out of mind." i can't focus on someone who isn't there. and by "there" i don't mean physically. you can make yourself known without standing right in front of someone. i'm going to set my zealot ways aside for another moment hoping to grasp those people who rode with me but drifted off. i'm sorry it happened, but i'm not at the same time. as stated before, my path has been set and i will continue to move forward with it. my opportunity to infect people with my zealous ways are at hand. just like their opportunity to grasp on is as well. i hope neither of us miss it.

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