This poem is dedicated to anyone feeling challenged, dismayed, overwhelmed, discouraged, apathetic, sad, mad, depressed or just simply bored. Feel free to add your own adjective. Hopefully, these words will inspire you to make a change in your current situation, considering it is not ideal or even bearable. Life isn’t alwaze a breeze, but like one, stay cool and flip the script, my friend. Lastly, feel free to share with anyone.
August 29, 2012 by Rye
November 7, 2011 by Rye
Imagine if you had a house where you can only open a window if the doors are closed – and vice versa. Take a second to ponder about this. Really think on how it would make you feel. Personally, I’d be irked and wondered why it has to be like that. How does it make you feel? Mad? Sad? Frustrated? Lost? Whatever the feeling may be, it’s normal to feel this way.
I bet you’re probably thinking that this idea is odd. Are you intrigued yet, though? Well, I don’t recall where I got this from, but supposedly the way you react to this scenario is how you feel when (more…)
July 29, 2011 by Rye
Many guys have variations of tales of “the one that got away.” I may be talking about fishing, but I’m a lover, not a fisher. I don’t know if girls have tales like this, so I’ll just write on what I know.
I guess you can say I regularly go on dates with different women. Don’t judge me. In hindsight, I’ve dated women who piqued my interest, some who are truly amazing and others who I’m gladly not in touch with. On the flipside, there are those who I wish I were still involved with, or at least friends with.
I’m a romantic, or at least I think I am…but I guess it depends on the person. Could it be that we are blinded by (more…)
May 10, 2011 by Rye
Fast Five deserves a high five! And 5/5 slices on my scale. I’m going to write this review in a different way as I normally would. To commemorate the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, I will list five reasons why you should watch it and list five things that I found kind of…off in this fast-action flick. But to sum it up beforehand, Fast Five = Italian Job + Ocean’s 11, so if you like either of those movies or are simply a fan of the series, adrenaline rush to the nearest theater and enjoy the ride.
This time around, Fast Five picks up where Fast & Furious left off. A few cars driven by individuals of the main crew – Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) and Han Lue (Sung Kang) – surround a prisoner transport bus like lions attacking their prey. With their skillful maneuvering, the crew successfully overturns the bus to break out Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Mia’s brother. From there, the action (more…)
March 29, 2011 by Rye
It’s halfway through Lent, so I’d like to share a poem inspired by a certain muse. (more…)
March 23, 2011 by Rye
With billions of people on this planet, there should be at least a handful of people who you consider an idol. No matter how old you are, it’s perfectly fine to be looking up to someone, attempting to emulate their success or follow in their footsteps.
As kids, we were asked, “Who is your idol?” I can’t recall what I answered when I was younger, but the first person that popped in my head right now is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’d bet that he would be on a Top 10 list of real American idols. When I really think about that question, I’d have to pick (more…)
March 22, 2011 by Rye
They say you learn something new everyday. On your unending quest on upgrading your gray matter, ’cause one day it may matter, here is a guide – The Gourmet Guide to Self-Education. After reading this list, I was inspired to highlight each point, print it out and post in on my wall in my room. That was over a decade ago. This list might’ve even changed my attitude on education. Back then, college wasn’t even on my radar. This list proves that words do carry weight and can empower minds. The design wasn’t put into effect until last year as a Christmas gift to my Facebook friends. That gift was inspiration. (more…)
March 21, 2011 by Rye
Here is my first video. It’s a parody of the viral hit, The Double Rainbow. Below is the original; watch it and you’ll relate to my video better. This was taken from my RyePhone4. The audio is really bad, but if you can hear it, you’ll find it funny. I’ll be posting videos on YouTube from time to time, but for your convenience, I’ll post it here. Stay toasted.
March 20, 2011 by Rye
I’ve never watched a movie that made me want to be so productive. I came home at 2:30 in the wee hours after hanging with friends. I could’ve easily knocked out, but watching this movie just hours before gave me a jumpstart on the dead battery within – so I started writing. Basically, watching Limitless was like taking the pill itself.
From the song, Power, Kanye sings, “No one man should have all that power.” This song can be heard on some of the commercials for the movie. And I believe it’s true. Power can be (more…)
March 15, 2011 by Rye
When I was a kid, there was a mean game called Monkey in the Middle. It involved three or more players. The object was to keep an item, usually a ball or a meaningful belonging, from one selected player – the Monkey – for as long as possible. This resulted in humility for the Monkey. Keep Away, as it was also known, was really a cruel game that made those in the middle feel down.
But life can be a much more complex game of Monkey in the Middle. Whether it is a conflict between people, weighing options of a decision or busy with life, we often find ourselves in (more…)