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This was taken at Kissena Park, located in Flushing, New York. Flushing is a known Asian enclave in Queens.

It was my break, so I entered the park with the camera looking around, and an elderly Asian man waved me over to the bench. He smiled, and we briefly chatted. In summary, he loved Flushing and only lived two blocks away from the park -this place was his solace.

It was funny because a few minutes later, after exchanging our pleasantries and goodbyes, I encountered a homeless man who said “I was gay.” They say to keep your head on a bobble in NY, and then when you do, such proclamations are made.


The jovial, elderly man above is a man that walks around my town -and does so consistently. There’s a spirit about him that makes one happy when they see him -I get happy. As a joke, he proclaimed that he was the mayor of the town and the other thing he claims is his happiness. I’ve never seen him down.

Whether sitting in the park or walking on a sidewalk, I am in charge of my happiness, no one else. Someone saw how happy I was and even called me gay.


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I saw the following interaction on one flower inside my Dad’s garden. It’s started off with a single bee/hornet? enjoying a flower.


I have been a member of the LA Fitness Gym in New Hyde Park (LAFNHP) for the past four years. I was shocked to hear about a shooting at the gym.

On August 1, 2022, at 9:06 pm, two LAFNHP members argued and fought on the basketball court. One of the two members pulled out a gun.


The Ease of Walking in America.

A few weeks ago in Queens, I was informed of a street sign that had both the actual numbered location, along with the memorialized name for Sgt Ramon Jimenez.

Amazing how the internet allows for one to go down a rabbit's hole.

I mostly dismiss the name, but had a moment to find out who this person was.


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Char Newell, of Your Healthy Reality.

The past three video updates profiled Char and her hard work.
She's a talented Life Coach and I enjoyed working with her.


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I had the privilege of interviewing Danny M.

Why was he a good person to be interviewed?

From my interactions with Danny, I've come to learn that he's very intelligent and technical minded; along with being very mature for his age.

This could be a wonderful opportunity to help those that are considering a career in Aviation. At this point in time, this field has been decimated due to the pandemic.


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Finding Solutions during the crisis is the key.

My eventual goal is to piece together a documentary, but because it's heavy face to face interaction I've had to curtail it.

Working out at home has been another key.

A Great Article about working out:

To Delay Death, Lift Weights

Best Points from this Article:

1) One interesting (and, for me, reassuring) detail: Strength training in a gym and doing body weight exercises seemed to confer roughly equivalent benefits. So you don’t necessarily need to heave around large quantities of iron.

2) There’s some evidence that strength training may reduce blood pressure but increase artery stiffness, effectively canceling out the heart benefits. This study can’t answer that question, but the findings do suggest that ditching aerobic exercise entirely may not be optimal. And indeed, the best outcomes of all—a 29 percent reduction in mortality risk during the study—accrued to those who met both the aerobic and strength-training guidelines.

3) That said, I recently wrote about a study in which runners received automated online advice to help them avoid injuries. The advice seemed painfully obvious: Listen to your body, don’t increase pace and volume too suddenly, and so on. But it worked. Injuries were reduced by 13.1 percent. That’s more or less what I’m hoping for by writing this piece, for all of us: that a reminder of something obvious, bolstered by fresh evidence, will help me continue to do what I know I should.


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A number of negative experiences have had a great effect on me. Rather than wasting mental energies on how to resolve them, I've opted to take an emboldened step.

What was this step? One that I would highly encourage but I don't feel its time to reveal it yet.

The end product was that I AM A FILMMAKER at heart. I think, write and then film; to tell a story.

It felt good to finally say it, I AM MOST comfortable filming.


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