chances are real high right now . get an apartment with sophie , part-time job at a hospital and go to college ? yeah , my goals are set .
as much as i despised you , i feel sorry for you . my brother banned you from his house and kuya won’t even call mom because he doesn’t want to hear your voice . i feel like you have no friends and you just latch onto my mom because she has money . but for some reason , i can’t hold a grudge against you . i don’t mind talking to you because i guess i’m past everything now . you’re getting older and so is my mom . she’s got a roof over her head and someone to keep her company . in reality , i guess that’s all i wanted .
you only live once so find something that defines who you are and take advantage of it . explore that region of your creativity and make something out of it . everyone’s talented in their own way , you just have to realize it . coming from a extremely talented city to the middle of nowhere , i’ve seen the most regular looking people do the most extraordinary things . don’t waste talent .
BOMBAN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH . jam dude .. i remember i didn’t really kick it with you until we had cooking together . WE HAD AN ELITE TEAM I REMEMBER COMING IN AND SEEING YOU AND KATIE BERRY SITTING AT THE TABLE AND I WAS LIKE AWWEEEEE YEAAAAAAHHHH ! i remember when mrs. gramling would be talking from all the way in the back of the kitchen and you’d be like , “STFU !” AND SHE WOULD NEVER HEAR YOU HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . YO I REMEMBER FOR LIKE , I THINK VETERAN’S DAY .. WE HAD A BBQ AND WE HAD A HUGE STICK FIGHT AND YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE FOUND LIKE A TREE TRUNK AND ATTEMPTED TO BREAK IT BY RUNNING IT INTO THE SWINGSET POLE AND IT DIDNT BREAK AND YOU DID LIKE A BACKFLIP FROM THE RECOIL AND YOU HAD THE COOLEST SCAR ON YOUR CHEST ‘CAUSE IT DIDNT HEAL CORRECTLY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH . but yeah dawg , my favorite memory of you is when you went to the closet and got the oven mitts and crabbed your way across the whole room just to pinch then nap me HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOONE SAID ANYTHING .. THEY JUST CARRIED ON AND IGNORED YOU THE WHOLE WAY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH .. OH YEAH ! FOR OUR FINALS FOR COOKING , WE JUST PUT C FOR EVERY ANSWER AND INSTEAD OF THE SHORT ANSWER WE JUST WROTE A LETTER TO MRS. GRAMLING HAHAHAHAH .. that was super gnarly dude . i hope she kept that ‘hoe forreal .
got big plans for the new year . starting off small , but i’m gathering a small portion of the hip-hop dancers out here and putting together a little group . i’m excited to see the different styles and creative minds come together . we’ll def. be posting up videos in the near future so be on the lookout . bringing VA flavor out to south dakota ; rapid city’s ‘bout to get put on the map . time to show these cats a much deeper perspective on my side of the dance spectrum .
good Lord we have SOOO many memories .. remember that one week eugene and i practiced at your house and we watched apocalypto for the whole week ? HAHAHAHAHAHA . we’ve definitely grown up dancing together and i didn’t realize that until now . hmm what else is a good story ? OH MY GOSH .. REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME AT THE MALL ?! WE WERE LIKE 6TH GRADE AND I WAS PLAYING SUPER MARIO AT A KIOSK AND SOME PEDOPHILE GRABBED MY CONTROLLER AND SAID .. “LET ME SHOW YOU A TRICK .” AND I RAN AWAY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . OR DAWG THE DUMPSTER DIVER IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND I MADE A THEME SONG FOR HIM ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . but real talk , our summer days with dinky to 82nd street . i really enjoyed beaching it all day , then cramming into his prelude at night for the ride home listening to his mixes hahahahah .
dude .. there’s too much .. i remember when we used to play NCAA and you used to beat me and i would get so mad HAHAHAHAHAHAHA . OMG YO THAT ONE TIME WHEN DANIEL AND AUDREY WERE TALKING AND THE LIGHTS WERE OUT IN YOUR ROOM AND I WATCHED YOU PLAY FALLOUT THEN WE HEARD DANIEL AND AUDREY MAKING OUT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THEN THE DAY AFTER HE SAID WE SHOULDNT TALK ANYMORE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH . but i think the most fondest memory of you is when i first met you with steven and you guys were swimming in my community pool , then i heard thunder so i got out but you and steven were still swimming . then we heard a loud BANG then y’all got out the pool so fast HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH . man there’s so many stories that i share with you dawg . real talk man , i love you bro . if i ever had to deploy to the AOR , i’d die valiantly knowing that i’m securing your freedom man .
LOL crap maan kirby pretty much said everything that’s been needed to about this guy . i mean , of course everyone should know about the infamous video of him peeing . “OMG OMG NOOOOOOOOOOO !” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
keep me going babygirl<3
well not yet .. i should rather say , finally living the dream . i taught my first class out of virginia tonight . tereasa , the owner and main choreographer of stretch studio , attended my class tonight and loved what i came up with . so i talked with her after class and she wants me to perform next sunday and teach a workshop next week . stoked , i definitely agreed and brought up the idea to create a competing team . in the near future , rapid city might have their first competing hiphop dance team . real talk man , i respect that woman a lot . all she did was give me a chance . she just said , just take classes so that people will get to know you and get comfortable , then when slots open up , i’ll let you teach a class . i’m really grateful that a kid who got stationed out in the middle of nowhere , walked by a dance studio and found someone like her that allowed me and the rapid city hiphop scene to expand . as much as i don’t like it here , i’m starting to grow a love for the studio and the people who take time out of their day to come and take class . i’ll definitely work hard to put this studio and the city on the map . i thank all of you that supported my dancing back home throughout the years because without y’all , i wouldn’t have made it to where i am now . haha i’m talking like i already made it . anyways , be on the lookout ‘cause we’re definitely gonna’ be making moves real quick .
i’m really scared to be teaching class tonight , but this is what i need if i’m going to progress in dancing .
it’s more of an escape really . actually , more of an euphoric accomplishment after everything is said and done . slowly but surely , i’m finding my way back into the studio again and picking back up right where i left off before i joined the military . it feels like i’m learning how to walk again . i’m not gonna’ lie , i’ve been struggling taking the hip-hop classes here and i’m all over the place . at first , it was the different style that teresa brought to the floor . back in virginia , i molded to the dance style there and it became a part of me . now i’m thrown into a totally different style where the moves aren’t so compact and controlled . it reminds me of hip-hop back in 2006 for me , where the moves weren’t so technical and the movement was loose . it took me a few classes , but i’m starting to get the hang of it . what’s even more amazing is that the more i come to class , the more people tend to show up . it’s really uplifting to see a dance community slowly begin to thrive and attract more and more people . i’ve been talking to teresa a lot at the studio and i might finally get my chance to teach a class and show the other side of the country my art . i’ve been pretty anxious coming up with this choreo and it’s really taking me out of place . at first , i was making moves to where i though they would like it at that particular spot of the song , then i would keep re-doing and re-trying certain moves to make it to their liking . then i realized , i should be comfortable with my own piece and create something that i would enjoy dancing . with all the craziness and 13-14 hour shifts that i’ve been going through , it definitely influenced this piece and i’m excited to teach it . this will be the first class that i’ll be teaching to in a year as well as coming up with choreo . to all of the dancers or tumbloggers that actually took the time to read all of this , i encourage you to just dance to please other people but to actually slow down , take your time and dance for yourself . don’t compare yourself to other dancers and try to build your foundation around them . build your own ground and grow from there .
123 hours of work and 1 day of rest . if this is how work is going to be , then i don’t want to be miserably stuck here for the next 5 years . everyone’s been telling me that the air force gets better . so far , it hasn’t . i don’t want to live my air force career as a zombie with a work , sleep routine . i wanted to travel the world and enjoy coming to work . i’ll never know what the air force is truly like . i’ve spoken to other co-workers about the bases and places they’ve been to and they said they’ve never experienced a base like this . honestly , i just don’t know anymore . i’m in the air with my choices . i just need something to look forward to . something i can lean on .
to bernadette allejos :D i know you’ve been smiling down on all of us and i pray that you keep giving us the strength to keep moving forward . no matter how down in the dumps we are , you’ve shown us that we can persevere and overcome anything . i extremely miss and love you a lot . i wish i could be home to see you , but i left you flowers in advance with sophia last week before i left . i’m happy you got to meet her and i hope you think she’s amazing because i do . anyways , please keep giving me the strength i need babygirl . we all love and miss you<3