Growing up in a conservative Catholic family, I’ve naturally learned to treat Sunday mass as an obligation. But after seeing this video, I’ve realized there are better approaches to strengthening my relationship with God.
Poet Jefferson Bethke has some pretty strong points. Religion was the catalyst for war amongst countries. I, too, had a similar epiphany a year ago. After examining Hispanic cultures and history in grad school, I realized how religion has strongly shaped mankind. It’s because of Spanish conquistadores and their use of religion to overtake civilations – that my family instills conservative Catholic values (some of which are good) in the younger generations. It heavily influences the government and the social behavior of the people of Guam and Saipan.
It’s fascinating how religion molds people, an entire community and nation. Ahh the strength and perpetuation of the European giant, to this day, still affects us in the Pacific Ocean.
Taken at Ajisen Ramen at Guam Premium Outlets.
There are four main things that have crowded my inspiration board for the past two months: vintage photography, latin culture, images of freedom and the ocean.
I guess you can say I’m a café junkie. It’s the only place where I can get some work done and be productive. [Maybe it's because I'm surrounded by socialites, scholars, business men & women and others who just crave some sort of indirect interaction with society.] I just feel the creative juices flow when I have a coffee or tea in hand while browsing through photos on my MacBook and listening to some relaxing music. It’s hard to keep track of time. I easily get lost in the moment, it’s the Aquarian in me.
Right now, I’m working on some lesson plans for my estudiantes and designing a few things for my t-shirt line and some personal projects.