Author Archives: miltonparetawordexpresscom

My trip to Portland, Oregon

As a kid that grew up in Los Angeles, California I feel more comfortable being in a big city. I move to Eugene, Oregon June 2015. Eugene is tiny compared to L.A. My section of L.A. itself way bigger than Eugene. Eugene is your stereotypical tiny college town only having a couple things to do. Portland, Oregon is Oregon’s biggest city and one of the most desirable cities to live in the United States. Getting a place is hard plus the amount of competition you have to deal with to get a place. Portland alone is tiny compared to Los Angeles. I’m hoping I can move to Portland by the end of July or the beginning of August and attending Portland State University in the winter term.

Portland does remind of home at times with taller buildings, quite bit of traffic, and more of a diverse culture. Portland have a great amount of culture and food. Portland focuses on food carts and mom and pops shop. Portland compared to most cities in the United States have amazing public transportation. Los Angeles have came a long way from their public transportation issues in the past. Still compared to Portland, Los Angeles public transportation is bad. Public transportation in Portland makes it easier to get from Point A to Point B real easily.

This project was the worse one I did in this place. My production and editing was awful. I did not plan this project as well I should have. This project will teach me a lesson on what not to do in the future. I have numerous issues with this project and did not do well in post production. After doing this project I promise myself I will never make a crappy project like this ever again.

 

Milton Pareta


Avoiding Couples Retreat.

Both of my roommates are in a relationship or whatever they like to call it. They are always hanging out with their girlfriends and never will be just guy time. Yes I know I sound like a hater because I’m not in a relationship but if you see how pathetic my roommate’s relationship are you can’t blame. Whenever they hang out and they invite I straight tell them no because I do not want to het involve in the couple’s retreat. Most of time they would all be hanging out in my apartment and I would just get my things and leave to find something to do. I rather not get involved in their personal life because it’s not business and I’m kind of a loner. I like to be alone and do things by myself. Yes, it sounds selfish but if I don’t want to do something I’m not going regardless if all my friends are going or not. The reason why I’m not in a relationship myself is a few things. First I’m not ready financially to be in any kind of relationship. Second I love have me time and not be with something 24/7. Third of all I’m not ready emotionally to be with someone or share my feelings. Seeing my roommate’s in their relationships is teaching me what not to do in a relationship. Yes, I’m a heartless evil person that doesn’t care if I’m putting my roommates on blast. *Evil Laugh*

 

 

by

Milton Pareta


When you’re hitting on a girl then you out find she’s not single. :(

That moment when you’re bored at school and have a couple hours to spare. You go to the library and you see a pretty girl you had class with me. You’re thinking finally this my chance to get her number and see what can go from there. The whole term you were too scared or there’s some other guy that was talking to her. Now it’s the chance. Up on the stage and thinking about what to say to her. Any wrong move can rub her the wrong way and end all chances of you getting her number. Your palms are all sweaty and mom’s spaghetti was tasting really bad from the night. How can this girl make me have butterflies in my stomach and make me vomit. Thinking of any The Weeknd lyrics you can recite to make her fall in love at first sight. Actually that’s an awful idea. You finally sit right next to her and you say the three letter word, “Hey.” She said those three words back and you need to find something else to say. You mentioned that you had the same class together and how her summer went. Everything was going good until she dropped the bomb on you. You find out she’s not single. You have no will to get her number or even know how her day was going. You just wonder why do all the pretty girls are taken. You realize that you got to find another girl to hit on.

 

by

Milton Pareta


How your choices on Social Media can make you a villain.

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 4.03.46 PM.png

Medium is a popular website with a series of blogs from newspapers and media outlets. I found one blog that caught my eye. “The Weird Redemption of SF’s Most Reviled Tech Bro.” It’s set in California which of course will catch my attention and find out about how this person was able to redeemed himself.

Greg Gopman is a rich techie living in San Francisco and grew up in South Florida. A wealthy kid growing up and went to the University of Florida. Move to the Bay Area to work at the Silicon Valley. San Francisco along with Los Angeles have a major homeless problem. Grep Gopman probably wasn’t used to running into homeless people all the time. Majority of homeless have behavioral issue which rubbed Gopman the wrong way. Like most people in this generation we post something up on social media. His posted something how homeless people are ruining the city which sparked a debate on his Facebook post. The next day he was criticized about his comments. Not realizing the mistake he’s done. Politicians and other techies were furious the about his comments about the homeless situation.

Greg Gopman couldn’t understand why people saw himself as public enemy number one in San Francisco. Even his own techie started to turn on him. He soon started to seek out help on how to help his name to clear his name. He started to help out homeless people and even find out about their lives. For the first time in his life he open his ear whenever a homeless person approaches him to tell them what they go through. Then the public thought he was just doing that so he won’t be hated and not doing it from his heart. Ignoring those comments from the general public he continued to work helping out the homeless thinking the public would soon forget and forgive about the comments he made on Facebook. Especially politicians in the Bay Area were not buying that Gopman is doing his charity to really help out the homeless community. They believed once his name is cleared that he would go back to his old egoistical ways. He realized that he can’t change the public perspective about him. It became a personal project for him helping out the homeless community and understand what they go through.

by

Milton Pareta

 


So I had to do a Scavenger Hunt. Hehe :)

IMG_1089.jpg

  1. Apparently the Equipment Checkout is feeling the Bern.

 

 

IMG_1095.jpg

2. The Blue Cyc Wall is also feeling the bern.

 

 

IMG_1163.jpg

3. Connect Four and Giant Jenga at the Student Engagement Center. Count me in!!!

 

 

IMG_1354.jpg

4. Frida is really interested on buying the glass dress at the Art Gallery.

 

 

IMG_1301.jpg

5. The Art-O-Mat is the biggest tease to smokers. (P.S. totally worth the 5 bucks.)

 

 

IMG_1123.jpg

6. Need research help? The Reference center will help you. *Thumbs up emoji.*

 

 

IMG_1237.jpg

7. Peace and Love from the Health & Wellness center.

 

 

IMG_1370.jpg

8. Mary Jo Kreindal will never have a shortage of coffee cups in her office.

 

 

IMG_1172.jpg

9. Media Creation Lab is the place to be.

 

 

IMG_1384.jpg

10. In Judy Gates office she have “Dia De Los Muertos,” theme flags all over. Her son was born on that day. It’s a very special holiday in Mexico. Really nice interesting fact.

 

 

IMG_1133.jpg

11. Okay Bernie how did you end up being at “The Commons.”

 

 

IMG_1107.jpg

12. The Flags made this building pretty awesome.

 

 

IMG_1060.jpg

13. Turkey. Turkey. Turkey. Thanksgiving in the middle of Spring.

 

by

Milton Pareta

 


Just a L.A. Kid away from home.

image

Hello,

My name is Milton Pareta and I’m a film major. I grew up in Los Angeles, California and recently moved to Oregon last June. I know it sounds ironic that I moved from the film capital of the world to Oregon. Well it’s a bit of a story of why I moved to Oregon. I was going to Cal State Fullerton for about five years. I was going through personal and financial problems which made me move back to Los Angeles. I moved into a friend’s house. Last June I came to visit a friend who was graduating at the University of Oregon. It was a Saturday night we all went out and after the bars we went back home. On the way back from the bars a taxi driver ran two red lights while speeding and t-bone the car I was in. From this accident I suffered multiple injuries.  I spent two weeks in the hospital and few months rehabbing. I decided to stay in Oregon because of medical reason and it’s more affordable than Los Angeles.

IMG_0084
Downtown Los Angeles

 

IMG_0176
Griffith Observatory

I love to explore and try new things. Living in a big city there’s a lot of activities to do. Eugene in the other hand I have a hard time finding activities. It made me think Eugene as a farm town with nothing to do. Since I was a little kid movies have always been my passion. My goal in life is to win an Academy Award. I want to become a screenwriter but learn everything about film. I had an internship at a talent agency out in the Miracle Mile which taught me the business part. Hard work and dedication will help reach my goals.

IMG_0256
Urban Lights at LACMA

               

IMG_0285
Santa Monica Pier

 

by

Milton Pareta