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MAY 28th/31st, 2009. /Friday/Sun

Canal Street moth...

To June 09


I mean, I guess, I seem, I might ask questions like a child would. Their perspectives are usually honest, pure, untouched, inexperienced and truthful mostly in the form of a question. Earlier I stated in an entry below. "Fine-tuning your game is okay to do once in a blue". This is me talking from my inexperience, from being no were near pro standards, still, I don't think one can work hard at getting really good at something without continuing working just as hard to stay that way, I could be way off about that. It's a allot of work to get good but it takes even twice as much work to stay good; I'm not talk'n about mechanics. How often to people work at fine-tuning their attitude? I have a drive that’s going to keep me alive, how do I know what kind of an attitude I should have before playing a game? Attitude is attitude, good, bad, ever changing for each situation and so on. Attitude, this is a person’s mental state shaped by influence and association.

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

The people you associate with have an effect on the person you become, so attitude doesn't really apply only to pool now, does it? That feeling you have about it, today, the-now, just moments before the game. I’ve heard people say, they have rituals right before a match. Rituals sometimes that are not even premeditated, just things that people do automatically, little things; chew gum, go to the john, chant, zone out, finding the ‘being in the now”, rationalize, remembering there last game, dig up there nose, listen to music-whatever.

I think, maybe, honesty might be the best attitude adjustment, especially when you are most honest with yourself. “Your behavior is a mirror of your thinking” Disposition is critical, it effects your mood and your state of being. A great thing happened a few days ago with my team, it has influenced the attitude of some people; I love when that happens, a positive attitude influencing the attitude of others.

“I think we were using words like "disillusionment, limits of desire, drive, happy where one is with there game level, hitting the plateau of advancement" and such.

The art of influence, if it is indeed an art, was definitely apparent with Emily, Maya, Tony, some members of the other team and myself. Cause if it is not, then it should be by the way you have inspired with the perseverance and integrity you displayed” ~wf

"it is all about the cheers and the jeers of the game that make it exciting most times, its okay to do once in a blue" ~Ed. Rodriguez


"The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety" ~George E. Mueller

"You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all" ~J. Askenberg
"Sometimes I've looked at a plate of food and wondered if it wouldn't look better as a hat" ~Janet Street-Porter


"Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks" ~John Lyly




MAY 28th, 2009. Thursday



Tony Robles

Switch up…
All masters and grand-master, I can only guess this, I could be wrong, but, maybe, might need to go back to the basic for bit of fine-tuning and calibration if they feel they are not performing up to there standards after so many years of being in the same match situation and having better success.

The foundation of all things need to be checked on from time to time. Your temple needs to be cleaned, the structure of a building needs to be analyzed for cracks and lose bricks.

A black belt needs to stay in shape and sharp with the fundamentals of his skill. What ever your trade, skill, talent, natural-ability-or-developed; you need to polish it up once in a while, upgrade, new paint job or picture on the walls or whatever.

"Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want" ~Marsha Sinetar
"Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths"
~Drew Barrymore

Anything or anyone, around for a period of time, person, place or thing, will always need conservation and maintenance once in awhile.

After reaching 100 thousand miles of usage, I drove my 79 Chevy to the garage for an examination and the mechanic changed the original carburetor for a new one, now my little Beotch runs like a 08.

The longer you have been around the wiser you become, so they say, but, if that wisdom is challenged, and your mind does not open up to new ideas, new approaches’, then how many times will it take to see when you keep repeating the same thing you will always get the same results? This might mean switch up something? Maybe...

I don’t know much about anything on this kind of level of pool and billiards, but, I might have a keen perspective on what losing a match is like after giving it my best, inadvertently, winning the faith others in my efforts trying to do my best.





MAY 27th, 2009. Wed

Team Pocket Porn Stars Amsterdam Billiards Team 9 Ball



"Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together" ~Phil Jackson


Feel'n the love after a great match up and great start for a great season ahead....good times...good times....

Team: Pocket Porn Stars summer 2009

I know were I stand, I know what I am, I also know how I see myself, it is very different from how others see me, think of me, say what they say about me and my illusions. I get lost on the skin, flower petals and honey suckle. A bowl of ice cream and sometimes I wouldn't mind being the spoon.

William M. Thackeray
"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best"

Vanilla and Cinnamon Sugar taste great no matter how it's served.


No biggy... I can fluff it up but I will not, but for sure from day to day it is always two steps forward one step back. A few steps back a quantum leap forward. I am a man with a firm knowledge of what it means and how important it is to take one day at a time, waiting for the next plato in a great friendship.

Love is what?............. its starts from within..

Getting asked is very nice, getting stolen will turn me into ice. I understand the demand for the greatest plane is to get the best hand for a grand o'l time. It's the tiny moments were I can see everything and not a thing all at the same time. I start over and ride the waves like everyone else.

and with a little wisdom, I let it stick out just a little bit..


“Love dictates, but a kiss writes the secrets of the heart”


It's not a judgment call if you weigh the fact first, remember the history second and recall the results of both fact and history third. It's not a bitter attitude if this is your rational for seeing the beauty in your composition.


"Enthusiasm created from the heart is the spirit of the matter. It ignites your whole system so there's no drag, no resistance, no thoughts like "Do I have to?" coming from the head to sabotage the power of your surrender"~Sara Paddison




MAY 25th, 2009. Mundane

Sunny day


I like me, and who I am, who ever that is. Sometimes, very rarely, I just want to be with the good ones for a bit, its not to often I get that way but it happens once in a blue. When a person has a craving for prime rib but instead gets a big can spam, the food taste okay, no matter how well its cooked, its just okay; unless your mom makes it then you have to love it. I've been around the block, I know things; thank goodness.

Saw Star Trek Yesterday. The inside of the Enterprise looks like an Apple store if you ask me...

"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out" ~ B.Thomas Babington Macauley

All perspectives, is something I will always think about, something that must be considered, the options, the perspectives. First, for the sake of my friends, family and loved ones, and last, for myself. Outward thinking and not in. Sometimes ones emotions distorts perspective and judgment. I need to be some more Spock and Less Kirk, well not always Spock, my favorite color is green.

I wonder if I was Harry potter would I be writing any of this stuff? Anyway, Its been so that I've come to a feel much like that, 'reaching text message' capacity on your phone, got old message that need to be deleted so I can make room for the new ones, I never delete-em, I Gmail'm to myself for later recollection and reminders.

As far as my history goes? I just got to let it go or use it. Cause if not it just sits there, like a fire in your gut, and if I drink whiskey or wine to numb the feelings to put out the fire...welll... lately I've been spilling over anyway, like a worm hole, with my personal matters past and future mixing in the present.
I bummed around home all day today it was beautiful outside and I was inside with my own weather or knot's.




MAY 24th, 2009. Sunday



"I know the Truth Will!!" ~Maya Delvillar

"I know you Will!!" ~Maya Delvillar

"U-twist words around Will!!" ~Maya Delvillar

"I know how u operate" ~Maya Delvillar

"and then you woke up maya" ~me




MAY 23rd, 2009. Saturday Night

yeah okay


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” ~Maria Robinson

I get it, everything, from appreciation to rejection, betrayal to loyalty, love to hate, you're-in you're-out, truth to lies; I don't know shit about anyone; I never did. There are so many pastels in-between all of it, its so chalky, it meshes into each other, so many underlines from the decisions we make, it bleeds into the truth and lies of so many, so fluently, all I can say is, I don't know, I just go with it and try my best not to be judgmental and try to be understanding.

On most days, I have no clue with what going to happen from one day to the next. All I can predict is my daily routine, and know that-that the D+ leaves no room for the A+ to make an error. Sometimes my colorful attempts and metaphors to be heard are blotting out my voice. “The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief”  ~Jacques Ellul. Sometimes, Its over kill with the propaganda. It turns into resentment, jealousy, spite and even worse than that, occasionally, a lose. “We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth”  ~John Fitzgerald. I drink to be merry, or to get numb, easier to deal with the poking and petty from others.

I think I might be trading off bitterness with my liver for the-happy. When you come down from the-happy, there is always a price to pay. I go toward the new and unknown, regardless of its rep or history. This is something I should be very weary of, where is Mr. wine and Mr. whiskey when I need-em? I guess what is really bugging me here is watching my friends walk a path I've seen make people wiser in the long run, good for them, and the others, still, during in which time that this so called enlightenment is happening, it's usually at the expense of another.

“Woman should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there”~ J. Aniston




MAY 22nd, 2009. Friday



“I believe that logic + emotion are a winning combination. When useful and useable meet delight—great things happen. It’s about balance” - David Armano


Ok, so that's it. From Sunday to Friday (below) at Vegas last week. I have pics about Saturday as well but that was mostly spent at the Baligio and me going home, I'll post em later.

Today is May 22nd, 2009, Friday.

The moment I woke up this morning and following all afternoon, I was given examples and inflicted with, cowardly, cheap, evasive, juvenile, insult to injury, and, a relieving heads up from a buddy, whew, thank Gail Glazebrook for the res-cue. This morning I got a call from a friend (G.G.) telling me that some douche-bag online is impersonating me on the internet and saying nasty things about the ladies on my site, and tagging my website to the profile with the insults.

Doing this is insinuating, that I'm calling all my girl's nasty things about the way they look and dress and act and all sorts of stuff. It was subtle, (the insults), kind of Juvenile, but of course its a free country and anyone can say anything they like, except. “What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.” Miguel de Unamuno. If your going to say anything good or bad or other, don't use me or anyone else as a mask when voicing your perspective, that's a chicken shit thing to do. “If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated” ~Brenda Hammond. That's like wearing a pillow case over your head while making a statement and writing williamfuentes.com in place were the eye holes should be. Wow, hiding behind somebody for a shout out on a news letter about something you know is going to make you look bad is so.........not me. “The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief” ~Jacques Ellul

“Great design in the end will give us something to relate to, to feel connected with, and to reinforce our humanity. Tapping that right balance between emotion and logic, chaos and control, analog and digital, is the key to this success. We can no longer rely on ‘form follows function.’ Form has to be parallel to function, as function is growing in commodity” - David Malouf

This whole week has been mind numbing, and today was no picnic ether. This afternoon I had such a rude awakening, and felt so foolish afterward, I thought my insides were going to hurl 8balls and peas and carrots. People change, or, people don't change, it is me, who just never wanted to notice before what they really are cause I'm to busy being selective with what I just want to see; I think photoshop is starting to dull my sense's. I need to look at the before shots more often from now on as a reminder that sometimes you can clearly see who a person is from the outside from time to time.

“The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge” ~Meister Eckhart

I think I said this before, if I was less observant, I'd be a much happier person, not caring how I'm perceived by the people I enjoy having as my company, and being very satisfied with what I already have, who I already know and most importantly those who know me even more-so then I them. “The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior” Earl Warren. Don't get me wrong, I have friends, its just sometimes.. well, there are moments when I need to be with the ones I value the most..

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech.

If you have feelings for somebody, anybody, and that somebody being someone you have no solid relation too, whether the feelings you have are good or bad or other; they are feeling's you created. Emotions, created by you and by you alone. So, you need to ask yourself, why do I having any emotional content for a person or persons who do not have an equal amount of emotions to my own? Emotion's, for a person or persons I have no real business or relations with in the first place?

“Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based” ~Deepak Chopra

"What we choose to see and say is usually a projection of ourselves" ~ wf

Strong feelings for, somebody, you barely know, is all about you, your wants, your desires, your fears, and most importantly yourself. Its simple 101, we all project our selves in other people, people we choose to do it too not with; key word here being "with" and "too".

"One of the world's greatest moments of ABC"


“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment" ~ Pearl Buck




MAY 22nd, 2009. Friday

About Vegas...

Friday May 15th, 2009. Players...



About Vegas. Friday. May 15th, 2009.


Here let me help...


“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength”




MAY 22nd, 2009. Friday


Thursday May 14th, 2009. Played...


On Thursday in Las Vegas, ya-know way back last week.

"We are products of our past, but we do not have to be prisoners of it. The almighty whom ever that is to you, is with a purpose that is not limited by your past. He turned a murderer named Moses into a leader and a coward named Gideon into a courageous hero, and he can do amazing things with the rest of your life, too. The almighty specializes in giving people a fresh start" ~Rick Warren

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present”~Jan Glidewell

"Your past is a tricky thing. It has shaped you. You are who you are today because of it. It has made you who you are. If it was difficult or painful, you cannot just cut yourself off from it. However, to be healthy, productive, and successful, you cannot stay stuck in it either" ~Rebecca Osborn


About Vegas. Thursday. May 14th, 2009.


"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"
~Albert Einstein

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly" ~Robert F. Kennedy


"You just can't beat the person who never gives up" ~Babe Ruth




MAY 21st, 2009. WED.


Wednesday May 13th, 2009. Played...


“When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog” ~Miles Franklin


About Vegas. Wednesday. May 13th, 2009.


“Honey is sweet! but the bee stings”


“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what you will, is the great high-road to his reason, and which, when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Desire for an illusion is something I come to be really good at. Im going thru vacation withdrawal right now. I still have about three weeks vacation to use though. I'd say "Mexico here I come!" But, well, ya-know, Mexico kinda Lost it's Macho these days. Anyway, my high for the exciting notion's I was talking about earlier in the month is twisting a bit, or maybe untwisting. Boy, I wish I was a dumb, then maybe I'd be happier with what's going on inside me right now.




"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport" ~Charles Lamb




MAY 20th, 2009. Tuesday. By the way today is Maya's Birthday


Tuesday May 12th, 2009. Ate, Drank, Sleep...


Theodore Roosevelt:
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat"


On Tuesday May 12th I spent half he day in my room and the other half sweating matches, going out to eat, shooting a bit, then a few drinks, Then I ate and then slept.... I love it.

"Don't go into something to test the waters, get into somethings to make the waves" ~W.F.


About Vegas. Tuesday. May 12th, 2009.



“Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything” ~Vince Lombardi


"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility" ~Soren Kierkegaard


"For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve"




MAY 19th, 2009. Tuesday


Monday May 11th, 2009. Ate, Played, Sleep...



Try's matter...

On Monday I spent half he day in my room and the other half sweating matches, going out to eat, shooting a bit, then a few drinks, and then slept.... I love it.


"What happens in Vegas Stays... in my website " ~W.F.


About Vegas. Monday. May 11th, 2009.



Yu Ram Cha


Las Vegas: "all the amenities of modern society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato" ~Jason Love




MAY 18th, 2009. Monday


Sunday May 10th, 2009.


Sunday. My flight was a big disco flight. Virgin America has a novelty plane for people going to Las Vegas from New York City. That’s right. Disco ball, techno music tripey lights and a leather bucket seats with a flat screen on every chair. The air-line-Stuart’s were dude's with gelled up hair and v-neck shirts. It seemed like it was going to be a fun flight at first but the strobe lights and the flat screen in front of me started to make me a bit dizzy. Turbulence and an against the wind flight made for disco peas and carrots all over the plane.

My Disco Flight to Vegas

Sunday May 10th, 2009 9:30am Virgin America flight 1977

When I got to the Riviera, I was pretty beat, I didn’t sleep much the night before and the people who worked in the hotel I was crashing at across from the Riviera were kind of annoyed that I had a room for 19 dollars a night for 7 days and I didn’t want to give them my personal credit information again, I did it online and over the phone so why ask again, how many departments and people of circus-circus need my credit info? Also, why offer such a cheap price and then give people sh!@#t for taking it when they get there? So, they cut my 7 day stay short by about two days so now I am 5days at 19 and then charged me double the discount price for an extra two days; 40 is still cheap for two days in Vegas though, still, what a bunch of clowns they are.

"In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number" ~Steven Wright


About Vegas. Sunday. May 10th, 2009.



Anyway when I was floating around the Riviera on Sunday. I saw some shooting going on. Mika on the bar box pool table, Shane Van Boeing and Yu Ram Cha also were on bar box tables playing other pros as well in the tournament. After watching them shoot, the ideas and theories I’ve have about the game were kind of thrown a bit.



The first person I spoke to in the main room was Samn Diep; I took it as a good sign that this was going to be a nice trip. I walked around the main room some more then got some food to eat and went back to my room. I loved my room, it was huge and quite and cool and dry and my bed was jumbo, gigantic and soft. I slept for a full 8 hours for the first time in about 6 months it was great.


"Las Vegas - my favorite desert mirage" ~Val Saintsbury




MAY 17th, 2009.
Im back from vegas


The right combination
Makes for a strong foundation

A great sociology
are friend and family with no apology

To achieve the results of joy and happiness as evidence
Is to go for the shot, fearless, fast and free of no consequence

Going the distance, too measure character with no hindrance for Length
Is a confident momentum, a freight train, of speed and incredible strength

Never giving up, fighting till the end, will be heard no matter how far
Those last shots, the balls drop, this is the melody of who you are

"With a killing stroke
an a final breath
the opponents will know








MAY 10th, 2009.
Im off to vegas


Love is everything, love knows no pace, love knows no time love have no reason why. It just simply is and happens when it happens with no anticipation with no premeditation; love will happen when it happens. And when it happens it’s save the day.




MAY 7th 2009 Thursday morning
If you find yourself in patience, are you really being patient?

Last minute things on the list before I leave.
3. Battery for my camera.
I looked for a battery today for my camera. My, out of production-Digilux-1-Leica digital camera with a Leica battery. And the only one I found was for 100 bucks-Leica brand. All the generic versions were out of stock or in back order in 5 major photo stores in nyc, all the generic version are only 20 bucks. I guess I'll have to control my shooting in Vegas, all that means is don't get to drunk. Running around in the monsoon rains of NYC all day can get quit expensive. the amount of money I spent in cab fare alone along with trying to find a cheaper version of what I need almost cost the amount I was trying to avoid paying. The last straw was this chick at K&M who when I called on the phone and asked do you have this specific battery model and brand, (I gave her model number and name brand), she said "yes I have it its in my hand", I said, "ok I'm on my way to get it", and when I spent yet another 8 dollars for the 3rd time on cab fare and get there, ask for it, she says "oh wait I dont have it I thought you were talking about another kind, sorry"........... I paused........... I turned around....... I walked out of K&M......... and I felt.... like I was just tested by getting it in the ass and I passed for not losing my sh!t on her. Still, If you find yourself in patience, are you really being patient? Un-belivable. You try and save a buck and you end up paying more for it with more than the buck is worth. Mental note, next time just pay for it and say to yourself, the amount of money your spending right now is cheaper then the amount of time you spend being cheap.




MAY 4/5th, 2009. Tuesday/Wed Morning
Cinco De Macho Bye

I'm leaving for Las Vegas in a few days.

Gonna-play some team 8ball out there with my Team called "Los Machos". Were gonna be strong, were gonna be Macho on the tables. The Bracket for the teams going out there are up online (cts.playbca.com), and my team has got a bye already, wow, made it to the second round with out even being there; macho!

I'm feeling excited inside, but I'm not sure if its the trip, going out there with a my team-or, something else. That something else is something I have been wishing for-for a long time, and now that its happening, I'm feeling dread but at the same time, wonderful. Its heavy inside, It might be the up and comming trip, it might be my Cinco DeMayo-Giant sized-Swin Flue free Mexican-Barrito from last night, or, yes, no, wait, its like circles inside, little tiny slow-spinning circles in secret-motion, the hands are moving but only when you look away, I'm gonna use this feeling like I have done in the past, like I always do, use it as a drive, as focus, as a means for motivation, I'm good at make believe, but I'm better making it happen.

I'm leaving this Sunday and will be back the following. I'll post up a few more things 2mrw and Fri-then I'll be gone for week, being random on Facebook updates, pics, and such. I don't know how this happened, but I'm glad it is. My head seems to be much more clearer now that I've dramatically cut down on the booze, my brain, my emotion, my heart and my peace of mind are all coming back together again; except my eye site, thats just age. Still, Im dreaming like a child these days and its a great feeling.


“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown”
~Jim Morrison


ps. The entry above has nothing to do with maya or helen....



Loves saves the day-closed :(


MAY 3rd, 2009. Sunday
About a few days ago


“Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again”~Grover Cleveland


“Fire is born from wood (as two sticks are rubbed together), but then devours its parents” ~Rig Veda


“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't” ~Mark Twain

“Boys, if you don't stick together, how do you expect me to follow you-ah?”
~Lawrence Welk


"Your most alive when recognizing beauty and seeing truth" ~The Doors


“They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered”




APRIL 30th, 2009. Thursday Morning....
About last Maya's-on-day


Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

"We are all something, but none of us are everything"


“The great thing about this game is that the bad days are wonderful” ~Bill Clinton




“You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game as you are for the great game, or else you won't be prepared for the great one” ~Red Barber


"We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts"