BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #30 - SUPER SMASH BROS ULTIMATE

Monday, November 18, 2019



This was fun just for the fact that I get to use my all button controller to experiment on some of these new games that have been coming out as of late. Since the addition to Terry in Smash I made sure I gave him a shot and play the game like it was Fatal Fury or King of Fighters. Well.. I had some success I guess lol, but it was fun regardless.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (NOV 8 - 14)

Friday, November 15, 2019



It's getting colder and colder

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #29 - STREET FIGHTER EX2

Monday, November 11, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (NOV 1 - 7)

Friday, November 8, 2019



A weird week. And it gets colder


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #29 - FOOD AND STUFF #1 WITH JEN HOANG

Wednesday, November 6, 2019




This was the first time I had set up a conversation with my girlfriend about a topic she's interested in and passionate about. This conversation was recorded awhile back after our vacation. It's been awhile since I posted something up, but we are here now and back in it. Hopefully I have more opportunities to do this. Maybe after Thanksgiving?

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #28 - KOF XIV RUNS

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (OCT 25 - 31)

Friday, November 1, 2019



Halloween has never been the same


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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #27 - SOUL CALIBUR VI RUNS

Monday, October 28, 2019



Just doing another run on of SC6. Still on that train as to how well I did back at ECT. Definitely excited for any other tourneys I can join and play

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (OCT 18 - 24)

Friday, October 25, 2019



It's been fun and frustrating


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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #26 - THE KING OF FIGHTER'S '98

Monday, October 21, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (OCT 11 - 17)

Friday, October 18, 2019



What a week

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR UPDATE

Monday, October 14, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (OCT 4 - 10)

Friday, October 11, 2019



What a week. I'm too tired to talk about anything

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #25 - CUTE FIGHTER

Monday, October 7, 2019

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BPWR 2019 *KINDA* WEEKLY ROUNDUP (SEPT 14 - OCTOBER 3)

Friday, October 4, 2019





What a great week and sort of chill other week

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (SEPT 13 - SEPT 19)

Friday, September 20, 2019



I've been taking the same pictures, but that may end soon

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #24 - ART OF FIGHTING

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (SEPT 6 - SEPT 12)

Friday, September 13, 2019




What a week and weather starting to change

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #23 - SNK VS CAPCOM: SVC CHAOS

Monday, September 9, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (AUG 30 - SEP 5)

Friday, September 6, 2019



The cold weather is arrive. Time to stay home more

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #22 - SOUL CALIBUR RUNS

Monday, September 2, 2019

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CURRENT PROJECT QUIET DREAMS

Friday, August 30, 2019




As the summer gets ready to sleep fall begins to make its appearance as the landscape prepares colder weather and tricolored skin. I can feel the change in my body readying those feelings I feel every year; the quiet, the lonely and the nostalgic. The feels keep repeating and I'm always reminiscent of what I've been through years before. It's almost unhealthy, but it's also a good reminder of how far I've come.


I started sorting through this body of work again and have made many adjustments of how I wanted to approach the project. Unfortunately the starting concept of this record and images has changed direction and could not head there through a few factors:

  • Too much filler between photographs and songs
  • Sequencing the music and images timeline wise doesn't work
  • No uniformity from January to December
  • Most of this work doesn't fit
  • The atmosphere gets lost
  • Doesn't tell a consecutive story


Though with these failures I've learnt that bodies of work never go in the direction you want it to go. To be honest it's a blessing as it breathes new life to what it originally started off to be. I can see the body of work being something more pure than the intention from the start.

The shitty part was holding this sequenced idea for so long that I almost shelved it. It was a bigger project than I expected and having forced myself to create a body work intended to timeline what I have created was so stressful. I think it would've been worse if I had kept it that way. Glad that I got that out of my head and can now hyperfocus on what really matters on this project.

Michael Behlen and I have been talking a bit about this project. Previously I have helped him on his Searching For Stillness projects and has always come to me for help and advice. Now I'm coming to him for this massive entity I almost wanted to forget. I think that having someone else help with the edit has definitely helped free me from being drowned in it. I can now look and see how he perceives the project.

Thank you Mike. You've always had my back on shit like this

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (AUG 23 - 29)




More Quiet Moments



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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #28 - CONCRETE CONCRETE

Wednesday, August 28, 2019




I've waited for this band to release something for a few years now and here they are with a full length record! Unbelievable. The record is solid with grooves, melody and imagery that takes the likes of bands of TOE and Explosions in the Sky. The record tells a story of a restless soul going through a past life departure toward ongoing future destinations. Relatable with the songs sequenced from beginning to end I could add that the record could also illustrate the motions of loss or heartbreak leading toward contentment of new relationships and love. It's music like this that create a cinematic imagination for the listener that create realizations they've never dealt with before.

I get a chance to speak with Pei and Andi on this monster of a record and dissect everything about it such as production, sound, theme and the jump of the band. It was the first time I got to speak with two individuals simultaneously to talk about their project. This was an absolute honor and I hope that I get a chance to see them and meet them someday. Thank you guys for the good times. I can't wait for your next bodies of work

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #21 - SFV RUNS

Monday, August 26, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (AUG 17 - 22)

Friday, August 23, 2019




Very slow and steady. Just how I like it sometimes.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #20 - FATAL FURY WILD AMBITION

Monday, August 19, 2019




This is one helluva game that I wished was good

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (AUG 9 - 16)

Friday, August 16, 2019




Since last month I've enjoyed staying home more


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #27 - LET'S TALK #9

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #19 - TEKKEN ADVANCE GBA

Monday, August 12, 2019



Enjoy!

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (AUG 2 - 8)

Friday, August 9, 2019




Some plugs may be pulled in an instant when you're not careful with what you do. Even at moments when you thought things are normal could lead you to lose direction instantly. This week was certainly one of those weeks.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #18 - STREET FIGHTER ALPHA GAME BOY COLOR

Monday, August 5, 2019



I gotta tell you that this game was fun to play even though you had only two buttons to work with. Whoever created the control scheme for this system is a genius. Love it love it love it.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUL 26 - AUG 1)

Friday, August 2, 2019



This has been kind of a quiet summer to be honest


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #25 - THEY CALL ME GREYHOUND

Wednesday, July 31, 2019




This is such a fun episode to do. I need to do more of these in the future because there is a lot of bands out there that need to be known.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUL 19 - JUL 25)

Friday, July 26, 2019



Another Week Kinda Flew By

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #16 - ADVANCED V.G.

Monday, July 22, 2019



This game is pretty neat. I'm not sure why this game didn't get enough popularity, but I could imagine there are certain reasons as to why it was not. The gameplay is fantastic and the control just works so well for me. I love it and I hope to play more games like this in the near future

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUL 12 - JUL 18)

Friday, July 19, 2019



It's been busy this week


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #25 - LET'S TALK #8

Wednesday, July 17, 2019



New episode. Enjoy everyone!

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #13 - TEKKEN 7 RUNS

Monday, July 15, 2019




On the earliest years of this series I used to be very serious about it. Learned most of the combo strings, played every character, unlocked all the characters, played some of the mini games, and so on. But when titles like Tekken 4 and others came out I was at a point in my life where video games weren't really much of a priority for me. Unfortunately I missed out on a lot of these games and missed the opportunity to learn the game mechanics and story arcs they've created up to this point. I wanted to give this game a shot and had actually bought it and played it, but shelved it. It wasn't until recently I decided to play with Akuma (lol) and try to do some runs with him.. Yeah... this was a bad idea lol. This might be my main actually.....

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUL 5 - JUL 11)

Friday, July 12, 2019



A Theme Of Self Portraits

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #13 - KING OF FIGHTERS EX: NEO BLOOD

Monday, July 8, 2019



Most of these Game Boy Advance games (especially in fighters) have amazing comfort in control. I can see why there is such a following for the handheld and it being one of the best in the Nintendo lineup. Though you couldn't necessarily setup the controls to your liking it still holds up as a great fighter for what it is. I'm hoping to see this and the other titles live on the Switch.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUN 28 - JULY 4)

Friday, July 5, 2019



I'm so exhausted


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #24 - JEMIMAH BARBA

Wednesday, July 3, 2019



This interview was loads of fun and hopefully I can collaborate with her in the future. Lots of things happening for her and her team. I just hope that this could last a long long time.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #12 - MORTAL KOMBAT 11

Monday, July 1, 2019




This game played terribly. Honestly, playing controller would suffice and probably would've had a better experience in this situation. Oh well.. On to the next one.


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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUN 21 - 27)

Saturday, June 29, 2019



I live with my girlfriend now

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #11 - POWER QUEST

Monday, June 24, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUN 14 - 20)

Friday, June 21, 2019



Most of the images were from home...

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #23 - LET'S TALK #7

Wednesday, June 19, 2019



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MY MOOD AND I'M NOT ELUSIVE FINALLY




You know I've been a bit stressed lately. It's a good kind of stress I suppose. You know.. the one where you need to make sure shit gets done and then you get it done, but then there's still some things you need to get done? Yeah.. that kind, but you know you'll get it done. It just needs to wait a bit. And I kinda hate waiting these days. I've sort of lost my patience on certain things I'd usually be patient for. Of course, I can't think of it at the top of my head, but it's just one of those things I've just started developing.

One thing is for sure is that I've been doing my best to figure out how I can be productive and not just be a snail. I mean I've been like that for quite awhile, but I've notice that my motivation on certain things hasn't been very good lol. I guess it's the summer and I just want to have fun and stuff. I just want to go out and eat a bunch of garbage and sleep and stay up all day and all night. But whatever right? hahahahaha.

I love my mood. I love that I've been getting better at staying positive. I love the fact that I've been very good at keeping intact with certain things that matter to me. I've been happy that I've been keeping my priorities straight and now fucking off like most people would do. Its one of those things that I just haven't been able to grasp amongst the folks that I've been surrounded with.

Hopefully things will start moving a little faster. Gawddamn because things are hella slow right now. Or maybe things are just not catching up to me??? Who knows.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #10 - FIGHTERS HISTORY

Monday, June 17, 2019



So, this game sucks with WASD like controls. It's very clunky, but what do you expect from an early fighter? Well.. yeah.. Anyway I tried my best and I did what I could, but couldn't beat it lol

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (JUN 7 - 13)

Friday, June 14, 2019



Lots of things are changing. I'm excited





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GRAND BLUE FANTASY VERSUS THINKPIECE

Monday, June 10, 2019



This is pretty much my thoughts on how I felt about the game and just the overall aspect of it. Let me know what you think.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAY 31 - JUN 6)

Friday, June 7, 2019



Another ending of a week OMG


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JUST A SMALL WRITE UP FOR THIS MIDDLE OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, June 5, 2019



I almost feel like this is sort of a tradition to write about my progress in the middle of the year. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I'm too lazy to check lol. I'm going to be living with my partner on the first of July. I'm ready to start a new life with someone again. Not to say that I haven't started a new life with this person, but this is the seal to determine how well we work together.

It's been an interesting few years I must say. Much of what I dealt with in my previous relationship was financial instability and not knowing if we were going to make rent at the end of the month. Trying to figure out what we were going to do with all the bills and such was so stressful. I can't even fathom living that life again. I can't fathom being broke and not being able to eat the food I want to eat (and believe me... I've been eating good).

This time I've taken quite a bit of steps to work towards having a savings and having some stability. I'm not at the place I want to be, but maybe this wait is something I need to understand. Maybe this is the wait I've been needing to determine how much I can deal with life. Of course, I could use more vacations and could use a pay raise, but that doesn't come around if you don't put in the effort. I'm not really down with my jobs and have no feeling of a future in them, but I can tell you that for the time being I'm able to save more money that most of my friends unfortunately.

I thought about this when talking to one of my team members and have realized that I lived a pretty interesting life. In some periods they were crazy and others very flat, but I could tell you that I didn't just stay in one place. No. I kept moving around and found discoveries of myself in these beautiful and bizarre places. It's strange. I would have never thought to live in such a weird state. East coast folk are very straight forward, but they've taught me to not really give a damn if I don't have to. They taught me how to work hard without complaining (in some respects).

I still have a long way to go for sure. I know that deep down things are going to just get worse from here, but I guess it's the way I approach it will determine how well I can deal with it. Fuck it ya know? Try to help the ones you love and show some respect to the strangers and homeless. Keep the punk alive. Eat fresh veggies. Don't ever trip on things that you think are not worth your time. Maybe these motto's are the reasons why I'm still breathing and why I still can't get rid of this stupid gut.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #9 - SOUL CALIBUR VI!

Monday, June 3, 2019



I was lucky enough to record this footage awhile back. Hopefully I can do more of these. Dang.. this blog turned into a photo, music, gaming blog lol

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAY 24 - 30)

Friday, May 31, 2019



From the Memorial Day weekend to this whole week has been nothing short of stressful. Things are starting to move fast and we haven't even reach the intro to summer. This is usually the case. I've had these issues years ago with my past relationship. This time I'm hoping to have some sort of control with what I've been dealing with.


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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #22 - LET'S TALK #6

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #8 - STREET FIGHTER EX PLUS ALPHA

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAY 17 - 23)

Friday, May 24, 2019


What a week with stupid people

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #7 - TEKKEN 3

Monday, May 20, 2019

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAY 10 - 16)


It's been a tiring and strange week I must say.

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST #20 - LETS TALK #5

Wednesday, May 15, 2019



It's been too long damnit!! I miss this podcast so much. But hey... we're here now and we out here makin' it happen. Love you guys and hope you are still around for these segments

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #6 - SNK VS CAPCOM ON NEO GEO POCKET

Monday, May 13, 2019




I haven't posted this series in awhile. After feeling better from being sick all month I finally had the energy and motivation to record another one of these vids. Thanks guys for sticking around.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAY 3 - 9)

Friday, May 10, 2019



What a productive week I must say















I'm feeling way better this week than the last few weeks. It's just my chest feels tight because of the allergens floating around. No matter though. I feel like things are starting to move again and I hope that I can actually get some things done in the next few weeks. I'm hoping to finish this record and do the changes I need to make to finally sit down and master the whole thing.


By the way... I think I'm going to be deleting a good portion of my posts. It would be taxing to move all this data to another photo database. I think it's time to move on.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (APR 26 - MAY 2)

Friday, May 3, 2019


Interesting week I must say


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RIP MY DUDE

Monday, April 29, 2019



Just the other day I found out a friend that was part of the hardcore community (Jacob all the way to the right) had ended his life. I'm not sure what had led up to this point, but he was a solid dude. The time I met him he seemed very chill and just put together. Goes to show how much a person hides himself from the world.

Guys please take care of yourself. I know that I have issues with mental health and I think that soon I will need to think about going to therapy. This has been something I've actually been thinking about since my divorce. I think life is a lot easier now, but I still need to check myself and make sure that I'm okay.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (APR 19 - 25)

Friday, April 26, 2019




I'm so glad that I've been able to recover most of my health in the last week with constant amounts of honey, lemon juice and hot water (along with medicine and cough drops)

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LATELY....

Monday, April 22, 2019




For the last few weeks I've been fighting a lung infection that has prevented me to do a lot of what I'd planned for this month. This is the first time I've ever experienced bronchitis and hopefully this would be the last time I ever do. Thinking of the last few years of posts I realize I do tend to get slightly ill, but not to a point where it'd force me to stay in bed. What really frustrates me is the fact that I wanted my body to hurry and rid of the pain I was enduring, but wasn't complying to my demands. Sounds silly, but I don't get sick often nor have symptoms that wouldn't allow me to do anything. This was kind of scary for me and I realize that shit should be prevented at all costs.

I'm sure I mentioned this before, but having bronchitis almost felt like I was everybody else at my full time job. Constantly they vent out their ailments because of such and such and have to go to Dr. so and so to get this and that fixed all the fucking time. It might have been stupid for me not to go to the doctor and get checked up, but may have been a blessing as my body (with the aid of over-the-counter meds) fought off and continues to fight off much of the infection out of my body. I've been downing in:

Emergen-C
Lemon Juice, Honey and Hot Water
Nyquil for that night time relief
Mucinex
Tea
Cough Drops
Vicks Vapor Rub


For this week I have to stay away from the gym just so that my lungs will heal properly. It was a huge mistake thinking that my body could take working out when the health of my lungs were at only 60%. Always burning on the stairmaster and always coughing while doing other work outs. It wasn't a great idea, but I was desperate to go in there and try to get fit again. With it doing more harm than good I to call out a day or so just be able to breathe again.

I've also realize the amount of push I've given myself in the last few months. Not much sleep, always working out hard and trying to make money to get the fuck out of here. That's probably why my immune system was so down which led to me feeling this way. In a way I needed this issue to have me realize how much I've been pushing myself. It fucking sucks, but what can you do?

Hopefully this week should end this escapade of garbage feelings. I have to get better. Fuck I have to. Please get better. Will I get better? Who knows, but at least I'm doing something about it.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (APR 12 - 18)

Friday, April 19, 2019



What a fucking week

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (APR 5 - 11)

Friday, April 12, 2019



Slowly but surely I've been working on feeling better. I'm not quite 100%, but just yesterday I was able to go the gym to do a 15 minute work out and go to the sauna afterwards. My breathing has been a bit strange. Fighting this stupid cough sucks.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAR 29 - APR 4)

Friday, April 5, 2019



This week was straight stupid

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAR 16- 28)

Friday, March 29, 2019



At the time of writing this I"m getting over being sick. I fucking hate it, but it's something that's been going around my workplaces. I hate you guys for getting me sick. Go like fucking to the doctor or something

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAR 15- 22)

Friday, March 22, 2019



Spring has just arrived and I'm excited to go outside and get sweaty for no reason. I'm hoping to photograph the sun a lot more these days.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAR 8- 14)

Friday, March 15, 2019



It's been a good week with loads of fatigue. That's just because the weather is lightening up and we're out here ready to explore again.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (MAR 1- 7)

Thursday, March 7, 2019



I don't know what the fuck happened, but for some reason I didn't post one particular day this week.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR #6 - SNK VS CAPCOM: MATCH OF THE MILLENIUM

Monday, March 4, 2019


Last video for awhile. Hope to get my project at least touched up.

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (FEB 22 - 28)

Friday, March 1, 2019



What's frustrating about this week is the fact that the weather continues to flutter my mood. How am I supposed to handle all this shit?

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #20 - LETS TALK #4

Wednesday, February 27, 2019



This will be my last one for a bit as I am gonna get ready for March to start editing and LST LVS full length. Hopefully the month will provide me a lot of opportunity to get back on track with this process and to see how much of it can be completed. Wish me luck ya'll

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (FEB 15 - 21)

Friday, February 22, 2019



Man what a week. And I felt like I barely ate anything.

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BUENO POWER FIGHT HOUR EPISODE #5 - SSFIIX DEEJAY AND HONDA RUNS

Monday, February 18, 2019



Another vid of doing fightcade runs. A lot of fun and I actually got some wins here

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BPWR 2019 WEEKLY ROUNDUP (FEB 9 - 14)

Friday, February 15, 2019



I did a lot more self portraits this time around. Kind of strange as the outside hasn't been all the interesting as of late. It does, however, break up the monotony of what I've felt like I've been photographing over the month-and-a-half so far. As I sit and write this the outside is gloomy and I'm stuck at work looking at this shit and trying to look productive.

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