First Trip to Indy: Seven Months Later

Sunday, May 30, 2021 — “It’s race day at Indianapolis.” A very special race day for me because it was my first-ever Indianapolis 500 I’ve had the honor covering and the first one I’ve seen in person. It was long time coming, but my genuine dream came true. The site of being at IMS on …

From the Lens: Best of 2021

If there’s one thing about 2021, I’m genuinely proud of my photos I took. After a miserable 2020, it was great being back on the road on a regular basis. Not only I’ve had the chance to cover events I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I actually adapted new techniques into my photography. …

Finding Joy, Not Bitterness: Looking Back at Being 26

It’s October 1st, you know what that means? My annual blog where I look back at the past year before turning a new age number the next day! The last time I wrote a blog was days before the lowest point of my life was about to begin. Rather than earning a true living in …

The Grandest Grind Is Over, What’s Next?

It’s been over four months since I’ve last written a blog on this website. As I’m writing this, I’ve recently renewed it for a third year. Hopefully, I can add more of my media works here which I’m here to discuss about. So Luis, how’s life after traveling to seven states in a span of …

All Aboard the Patreon Train

EVERETT, Wash. (January 7, 2021) – Entering my fourth season as an auto racing media writer and photographer, providing content for both Motorsports Tribune and The Podium Finish, I’m self-aware that at least the first half of 2021 will have greater challenges as a media journeyman due to the ongoing pandemic. I’ve thought real hard …

One Year Later: Phoenix Reflection

When I called my last 2019 trip “My Road Ends Here,” little did I knew that title would ring different meanings because Phoenix has changed me in more ways than one. On a week everyone are either still waiting for one certain outcome to be determined or ready for 2020 to be over with, I …

Hellfire and Brimstone: Reflecting on an Awkward Year No. 25

People have said a phrase that goes like this: “Nobody likes you when you’re 23!” I challenge you with 25 as the year no one seriously likes you.WRITER’S NOTE: I was going to go with “Nobody Really Likes You When You’re 25,” but I went with a more subtle title because it’s a better representation …

Coming to Temperamental Terms About My Media Career

Unless some Christmas miracle happens, I’m slowly starting to accept this Friday at Evergreen may be my last on-assignment for 2020, maybe ever. I’m not really thinking about Indy, Vegas, Texas or even Phoenix right now. I want to cover those, but I’m just focusing on Friday. This was the mindset I had this Wednesday …

List of Promises (Bi-Monthly Update): Striving to Get the Brand Rolling During Tough Winter Wars

Lot of emotions kicked into high gear during the final stages of winter, leading to conflicts and new levels of confidence of getting my brand launched, hoping it’ll lead to greater things in my road of “Getting Over” and live the dream on a regular basis. Man! I’m going to be honest with you guys, …

Fighting for Acceptance: What Being 23 Taught Me

Age 23 has a moniker, “nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Finding acceptance is like jumping through a fire, not knowing the implications it’ll produce. Nobody likes you when you’re 23. Not “Year Jordan,” but that phrase has a stigma. I don’t get why this came to be, nor would I care to know because …