Sunday, September 9, 2012

Proust Questionnaire

So i'm not the greatest conversationalist when it comes to meeting new people.  Its hard for me to pull questions out of the air to ask that aren't just small talk. Small talk is good, but its just that, small talk. So in an attempt to find a list of questions that won't lead to small talk, I came across the Proust Questionnaire....

I remember vaguely James Lipton having his own version off the Proust Questionnaire that he uses in Inside the Actor's Studio. If its good enough for James Lipton & his celebrity guests, its good enough for me. So here are my answers to the original Proust Questionnaire...first take at least...

  • Your favorite virtue : Love, Humility
  • Your favorite qualities in a man: Bravery & Responsibility in the guise of Manhood.
  • Your favorite qualities in a woman: Loyalty, grace, warmth
  • Your chief characteristic: if i only knew... cool headed ness ??
  • What you appreciate the most in your friends: loyalty, non-judgmental, acceptance
  • Your main fault: lack of action
  • Your favourite occupation: film maker, record producer, entrepreneur
  • Your idea of happiness: having no regrets, sharing moments with loved ones
  • Your idea of misery: no hope, loneliness
  • If not yourself, who would you be? 
  • Where would you like to live? San Diego, NYC
  • Your favourite colour and flower:Blue, 
  • Your favorite prose authors: Tim ferris, John Wooden,
  • Your favorite poets: Tu Pac Shakur
  • Your favorite heroes in fiction: Batman, the classic hero where he has to sacrifice himself.
  • Your favorite heroines in fiction: 
  • Your favorite painters and composers: Van Gough, Mozart
  • Your heroes in real life: Jesus, Kobe, Obama, Pope John Paul II, Bill Gates
  • Your favorite heroines in real life: My Mom, All strong women & single mothers
  • What characters in history do you most dislike: Hitler,
  • Your heroines in World history: Coco Channel,
  • Your favorite food and drink: Sushi, Mexican taco shops, Coke
  • Your favorite names: Aaron
  • What I hate the most: Betrayal, arrogance
  • World history characters I hate the most: Hitler again
  • The military event I admire the most: Getting Osama...that's bad ass..
  • The reform I admire the most: 
  • The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with: Eloquence, Gumption, speed reading, memory,
  • How I wish to die: not lying down
  • What is your present state of mind: lost
  • For what fault have you most toleration? 
  • Your favorite motto:

Monday, July 23, 2012

South of North America, North of South America

So just got back (kinda) from my trip to central america. There are way too many memories and stories to share to put down in this blog. So hopefully I can convey the gist of it..

So everyone loves pictures and that's what the people want...

  • To see the best of the best check out my flickr.
  • To see the more complete album (115 photos), check out my Picasa.

Also i made a mixtape of music i heard in CA. Its all over the place and a lot of the songs are english anyways but have some significance for the trip. Check out the mixtape on or by clicking the cover art below.

So for those that weren't aware, I went to Central America (CA)this summer with my friend Shaun and new friend Jack. Shaun I've known since grade school and met Jack on this trip since he hosted us in Nicaragua and pretty much showed us around CA a bit too. Jack worked mostly during the day while Shaun & I explored. So the basic itinerary was Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. We didn't plan too much and left a lot of room for spontaneity. I think that was best because it allowed us to explore a bit. Overall it was an adventure.  It was super hot and humid in all countries and I have plenty of bug bites as well. I got sunburned (mostly in Roatan, Honduras) and met some new friends as well. I wished i spoke Spanish, because i felt i could have connected more. Put that on my todo list please. The food was okay, only three real meals worth talking about: Pupusas in El Salvador, Machuca in Honduras (see video) and Cat Cora's kitchen in Houston hahahaha. Overall most of the countries reminded me of the Philippines in one way or another: developing tropical country, similar hectic feel, similar rural feed, western influence, brown people. What else what else...not to sure since there a bunch of things to say...after the jump is kinda bullet point list of what happened each day, if you're real interested, ask me about one of them.

i'll also post two videos of the two best stories i have from the trip..just been super lazy to try to find a video camera haha..but those will be up...