I’ve had one those moments where life had flashed in front of my eyes today. With details left out for personal reasons, I totaled my car (you don’t need to know what type of car it was unless you are AAA insurance, you riceboy!) in front of SFSU. I”ve learned a hard lesson about keeping maintenance on one’s car. My dad said to me that “even if you don’t have money to eat, you should keep your car in good maintenance.” Because a car with worn tires, unchecked breaks, etc., can be a danger to society. I count my blessings for the fact that I ended up rear-ending someone instead of plowing through a group of students crossing the street when my car skidded forward on this rainy day. When someone tells you that you should change your oil, get new tires, fix your headlight, whatever… get it done! Don’t fucken be stubborn because no matter how good of a driver you are, you’re gonna kill somebody with an un-maintenanced car. And when someone says “I told you so,” it will be too late of an excuse for either person. Yes, shit happens… but it would be better to be aware that shit happens, to prevent shit from happening, so that we can concentrate more on making good shit happen.
Well, I hope everybody likes the new direction that rayhom.com is taking. I’ve recently became a freelance writer for Asian American Times. You can check out my first article about Asian American Jazz. I’m also an Editorial Manager for the upcomimg magazine Karma. More details on that soon… But my main focus for the year 2002 are short stories, a novel, and a screenplay. Fiction, fiction, fiction. I will keep you folks posted. But do check out my Code Visions writing section.
My poem about what riceboys be:
Ther3fore i am
|can spell (i thInk)||can read||math skillz|
|but||the Sports Section||iz pager code|
|CaN’t wRiTe||can’t read Descarte||0011117?|
|my dad’s car||whu my parents r||4 Eva|
|to bump||cuz i don’t heAr dem||‘cuz i front|
|pop mu-sick||when dey talk 2 me||Ebonics|
|I am not aware of my surroundings.|
|i’m||i’m out||i know rap|
|n if I ain’t||make dat money||respect is|
|i call others||for me and my||all about me|
|2 b||and da angelbebez||I don’t know hip-hop|
– ray hom 11/10/01
Be back soon, got some reality stuff to take care of.