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Thanks Luan ;) hehe

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SPEAK UP!: GAY ASIAN AMERICA

I wanted to do this video in response to a video/article about Jamie Hubley - a gay teen who recently committed suicide.

As we all have come to realize, teen bullying has become more apparent in today’s media. We need to continue to share our experiences and help those who are going through these difficult times and remind people that “IT DOES GET BETTER”.

More specifically, I wanted to give a voice to gay Asian teens who are going through this very same situation. Often times, gay Asian American teens are over looked with having these similar problems. Our community needs to have a voice and I urge those watching this video to help be that voice.

SPEAK UP and STAND UP 4 CHANGE

DO A VIDEO RESPONSE TO THIS VIDEO and share your experience in being part of the gay Asian American experience.

IT GETS BETTER!

"Drunk Call Me"
…it made sense at the time #IMSATT

SOMETIMES, not all the time, there are those people who you enjoy getting drunk calls from…especially those who you are crushin on. That call you get, hearing them on the phone, lightweight confessing how they feel for you, and lightweight talking out of their ass…LOL whichever it might be, that drunk call is special cause its from that one person.

"FRIENDS & BFs"
…it made sense at the time #IMSATT

We were all mostly buzzed/drunk for the most part - and thats a good thing!

My friends and I got together for the first time in a LONG time and had dinner in downtown Palo Alto. Missing a few folks =/ <3 (COMING SOON THIS MONTH :)). It was just nice to catch up, laugh, and have the boyfriends hang out with our group of friends. It was definitely nice - especially since this was the first time I introduced everyone to Sherwin. <3 Everyone was happy for me and was telling me that he’s a keeper.

Its at that moment when you get your friends stamp of approval that you feel good and overwhelmed with joy.

DRUNK + FRIENDS + BF = ME CRYING lolllllll.

We all don’t see each other on a regular basis anymore, but knowing that we can still get together like this and have a blast is really comforting. NOV 26 is our next hang out =] STAY TUNED :)

2012 Overview - VIRGO
Year 2012 Overview

This year is all about non-stop action for you, Virgo. With Mars spending the entire first half of 2012 in your sign, you may start to wonder if there will be any break in sight before 2013. The first quarter of the year will be under Mars’s retrograde influence, a transit that could push you into a semi-neurotic workaholic mode. Be sure to give yourself plenty of physical outlets in order to channel all that excess Mars energy. When Mars turns direct in Virgo in May, you’ll possess tremendous energy to make amazing things happen!

With Neptune moving back into your partnership sector in February, you’ll settle for nothing less than your true soul mate; either that or you’ll feel blissfully wedded to your spiritual nature … or perhaps a little of both! In any case, this is the time of your life to realize how important it is to satisfy the longings of your soul. You’ve compromised, settled and rationalized trying to make the wrong relationship right for long enough. Now you’re willing to wait for the real thing.

You’ll be thrilled to know that Saturn, after putting the brakes on your spending over the last few years, is finally about to take leave of your financial sector. Any financial challenges you’ve had to endure since 2009 should come to an end this October. A change of residence or alterations to your current abode are possibilities under the next wave of eclipse patterns. June’s full Moon lunar eclipse in your domestic sector is the beginning of many profound changes to affect both home and career prospects between late 2012 and early 2013. And then, the new Moon solar eclipse in November in your communication sector could bring new potential for learning, speaking, writing or travel opportunities.

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oh spring love. def. need another poetry update…

but in any case,

"hi my name is…and you are?"

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All the other kids got nothing on this kid ;)

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this def. was heart breaking. please watch

Teen Bullying: In Memory of Jamie Hubley

RIP Jamie

When you reach that point, you’ll know. You’ll know that everyone you dated, everyone that broke your heart, everyone that you moved on from, you’ll know that they all led you to this one person. This one person who makes you smile, who will make you laugh, who will support your dreams and endeavors in life, and the person who you want to be with for the rest of your life. When you reach that point you’ll realize that they were…

"Standing In Front Of You"
…it made sense at the time #IMSATT

25 Things and MORE 2009

(I took this from my myspace from 2009…some things still haven’t changed lol)

1. I’m a Leo/Virgo (cusp) - I’m complex and misunderstood. My bible is “The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need” by Joanna Martine Woolfolk. If its my first time meeting you or if I’m bored, this is probably one of the questions I might ask, “Whats your zodiac sign” and give you my “MMMM” look. lol 
2. I eat rice with everything meaty. I go weak without rice. The most I’ve gone without rice is a 4 days. AH. 
3. I am the youngest out of 4 siblings who are in their mind 30s and early 40s. 
4. My parents didn’t name me, my sisters friend did. I would have been named Enrique, but Joaquin was chosen instead. 
5. Most people who I come across mention my youtube or eventually find my youtube account. The background of ilikejoaquin? Before I came to college, I wanted to change my name or have a nick name, thats how I got J.Ar or JAR, but as time went on I started to realize that “i like…joaquin” lol =]
6. I have a fascination with peoples hand writing other than my own. I find that it says a lot about that person. I am very picky in how I personally write. 
7. I’m actually shy!!! Believe it or not. My youtube says otherwise. I’m a very RESERVED person when it comes to strangers. It takes time for me to open up. 
8. My favorite animal is a giraffe because its pretty and it looks cute and its a frigginnn giaaaaant! 
9. I was born in the Philippines and came here in ‘93. I had a THICK fobish accent. I still understand, but rarely speak. 
10. I love LOVE public speaking especially on the spot about anything! I like talking about history or school related topics. I’m a NERD lol. 
11. I am a neat/clean freak. Even if I had a long day, I will clean if necessary. My mama taught me well =] I make my bed every day =]
12. I’m very self conscious about my tummy and butt! If someone points any of this out to me, I get really self conscious. 
13. I don’t understand why people deface public property especially when someone JUST painted it. It makes no sense!
14. I want to be a teacher - but ultimately I want to change the world. 
15. I’m very, very logical! I need to know why and how! There needs to be reason!
16. I am easy to please. TAKE me to a park on a sunny day, get on swings, and just bask in the ambience is my type of REALaxation. I don’t need to go to a club or drink to have fun. 
17. I grew up watching Riverdance and I love it =]
18. If I love a song, I will repeat the song 100000000000000x and not get bored with it. 
19. I love running, its therapeutic (I can’t run anymore because I have a bad back LOL)
20. I am a workaholic when I don’t need to be. It actually keeps me sane. Most people can’t handle what I do.
21. I am proud to be Pilipino American
22. I am scared of heights DEATHLY afraid of it - I can’t pop balloons - I’m scared of that too. (this is half true now lol)
23. I love to laugh - if I could laugh all day I would, but I heard someone that laughed so much that they actually died! EKKK, but I love to be around people who are humorous 
24. I like designing stuff on photoshop or on paper
25. I fell at my first track meet. LOL fail.

EXTRA EXTRA 

26. I create walls for a reason 
27. People say I’m intimidating - I think I am. lol
28. I hate when people use texting as the ONLY means of communication. 
29. I have over 1300 photos on my myspace. lol they’re mostly private. (mmm I don’t use myspace anymore LOL)
30. I want to be a dad

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