Pleasure

Do you live to work or work to live?  This is my latest lifestyle design.  I focus on businesses that I enjoy, so I can have fun working, while funding my pleasures.  I hope to post relevant topics for people that are interested in some or all of my passions.

For news and updates regarding my Pleasures, check the pleasure section of the blog.

Fitness & Martial Arts

I grew up as a fan of Bruce Lee.  At the age of 5, my father signed me up for Karate at the same school where my older cousins trained.  I also trained in Tae Kwon Do, while dabbling in Filipino Stick Fighting and Muay Thai, until the age of 17.  I’ve taken a long hiatus.  My body doesn’t really work as well as it use to be.  I have regrets of not continuing, but in 2010 I enrolled at Brazilian Top Team in Long Beach and in August of 2011, I began training at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas, where I am currently training in Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

As for fitness, I believe the martial arts is what’s keeping me most in shape.  But as I ended my twenties and have entered my thirties, I’ve become somewhat more interested in my long-term health.  I have incorporated exercising, healthy eating, and quitting smoking, among other health and fitness activities.

Music

I have loved music also since the age of 5.  Michael Jackson was probably my first favorite artist, but Hip-Hop became my foundation short after.  Run DMC’s “You Be Illin” became the first lyrics I memorized, compliments of my eldest sister.  I, then, dabbled in graffiti art (art in general), MCing, Breakdancing, and eventually DJing.  I started DJing in 1997 and have since then grown and matured in my musical appetite.  These days I listen to just about everything to pick and choose music that invokes the particular emotional response needed for any particular moment.

Family & Friends

My family and friends are the reason why I’m here.  As Bruce Lee has stated, “Real living is living for others.”  I will occasionally post memorable stories and experiences I’ve had with some of them.

Travel (Been There)

Though I am a novice traveler, I certainly do enjoy it.  I have been to: many states in the USA, Mexico, the Bahamas, Spain, England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, and (can’t forget my homeland) the Philippines.  I hope to see a lot more of this amazing world.  Slowly but surely, I plan to add to the ‘Been There’ list.

Various Hobbies (Done That)

While I focus on the aforementioned, I tend to try a lot of things out. Here is a list of things I’ve done: hiking, bungee jumping, skydiving, basketball, bowling (my family has an annual tournament), snowboarding, wakeboarding, and many other things I can’t remember at the moment.  I hoping to add to the ‘Done That’ section.