Flying For the First Time (Boston)

So I flew for the first time on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was on Spirit Airlines, it seemed inevitable with the research I was doing on frequent flyer programs that I should fly soon. Also, my parents wanted to make sure I wouldn’t have a panic attack on the 14 hour flight to Shanghai next Sunday. Because, you know, you’re floating in the sky…

It was absolutely fantastic, you soar up into the sky. Clouds look like white mountains, you float – but it doesn’t feel like floating. I know millions of people fly every day, especially people that are travel hackers, but it was my first flight since I was a baby. I had my nose pressed up to the window maybe 80% of the time, and then I remember I had work to do. I brought my laptop, “Steve,” aboard with me and finished editing some photos for work as well as

writing up some projects for a super secret opportunity I will share later.

I flew out to Boston to meet with my best friend Melody Liu, who I’ll be staying with in China. We discussed the documentary, education, and I got to meet some of the fantastic faculty that were featured in our dream collection for YEMS video.  I’ve also finished up a book review  project for AERO.

I will be speaking at the conference, doing a Q and A regarding my documentary but also different experiences and resources I have found so far. And after working for AERO, I’ve discovered and learned so much about unschooling, various educational methods, and alternative schools. Self-directed learning in general is what I really like. And books… lots and lots of books.

Hope you’re all living a BellaVie!

Saying Thanks! (and a little giveaway)

I just finished my last final today! Now I have more time to focus on actual work work. I’ve got a few more books to review for AERO, writing, and actual cleaning to do. I leave in 17 days for … Continue reading

Recording Things in Education

Yesterday I measured my luggage and started making final copies of travel things I

had to bring. Checking things off my luggage, and making sure that I was prepared and had all the necessary numbers and contacts written down.

I also found a little recycled travel journal that I’ve started writing with for the trip. Two summers ago, every single morning I would write three pages in a journal. Mostly streams of consciousness, dreams, and frequently to-do lists for that day. I wanted to make sure I recorded down all the emotions, challenges, and

experiences in writing. My documentary is not solely focusing on me. It’s about one of the many paths that one can take with their education. There’s no one-size-fits all as I’ve learned these last few months.

From UnCollege to the Eduventurist to the many mentors I’ve found along the way.  Your life path is totally dependent on you, people’s contributions to you, and your contributions to people. I hope that with my documentary and the pilot program of The Global Education Partnership I continue to grow, but also create things that will help others on their own life-learning.

Hope you’re all living a BellaVie!

Interview with Philosopher and Filmmaker Jason Silva

Busy with filmmaking and speaking, I got a chance to interview and ask Jason Silva, filmmaker, philosopher, and “epiphany addict” some advice about filmmaking and what he wanted to be when he “grew up.” I grew up in Venezuela and went … Continue reading

Frank Romano III: Entrepreneurship, Education, and Economy

This past week I got to sit down and talk with Frank Romano III, who is one of the co-founders of Vanilla Video. We talked about starting up this company, education and the changing economy. Regarding education, Frank did two … Continue reading

Starting things and doing what you say you will do

Having a network of like-minded individuals is great. Not only is there an abundance of resources and support, but a lot of the time there will be kernels of media that just remind me that this is what I want … Continue reading

The Social Justice Zine is Here!

I didn’t make an announcement on here because I was carried wistfully away to the tumblr world where I was trading and learning about more zinesters and DIY craft people. So the people of tumblr know about my social justice … Continue reading

The search for cameras is never-ending

Craigslist… Amazon…Google Checkout…Craigslist… The search continues on since last week when I finally raised enough money for a professional camera for my documentary project in China. I wanted something light, good depth of field, and manual focusing. Manual focusing and … Continue reading