Ask @Gabriel_Basco:

is there anyone that you want back in your life?

My loved ones that passed away.
Anybody that loved me but didn't get/take the chance to tell me.
I would have liked to collaborated with my friend Rachel on some music like we intended with each other. All I wanted to do with her.
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It would be nice to see my recently-engaged friend Tricia. She was my first friend when I moved out to California and it's my longest friendship out here, still lasted past high school. She was also my biggest, realest, closest crush. We had our moments of possibility but I don't think we knew what to do with them at the time. She's a Scorpio Sun with a Pisces Moon. There is just something about Pisces placements I love and her Pisces Moon was something I definitely appreciate in retrospect. She wasn't really into astrology except she understood that she was a Scorpio. Anyways, now that she's getting married, it'd be nice to see her again. Not to get any closure because we didn't really have anything serious but just because I haven't seen her in a while and would love to see her in her current state of happiness that I... honestly dreamed I would be the reason why way too much during high school. Of the few women I could truly say I loved who weren't related to me, she is probably the top of the very short list.

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What are you interested in that most people aren’t?

It seems a lot of the stuff I think are niche interests of mine actually have a lot of people interested in it nowadays.
If I had to guess, I would say aviation. Airplanes and knowledge of things related to them.
That could probably go hand-in-hand with cartography, things related to maps, and understanding geographic knowledge.
I used to study this World Atlas CD-ROM software in the 90s.
Currently, I study Google Earth a lot for different inspired reasons.
I like finding places I would like to go that aren't popularly known and shared on the internet (for now).
The thing about these is that the connecting factor about these when I was younger is something that a lot of people are interested in and that's traveling.
I would love to travel more and not just for the 'Gram account by money privileged "travel bloggers" (every posed picture looks the same as other accounts you unoriginal "photographers"). I would just like to use and apply my knowledge.

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Who had the most positive influence on you?

My cousin Dante.
Ever since I was young, I wanted to be "cool" like him. I still have some physical gestures like he does.
Overall, I learned from a young age he usually carried this cool guy charm with him in conversation with everybody. I picked up on it and carried it myself in my own way.
He also was a big influence in understanding the idea of doing music and being in the entertainment industry as an Filipino-American.

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What does friendship mean to you? What should your friend be like? Do you have a lot of friends? What could be your reasons for discontinuing friendship with a person?

Friendship to me is proven in the difficult times.
When you/your friend needs assistance, you're there for each other.
When you/your friend is making bad decisions and the other calls you out and sets you straight.
When you/your friend is going to an event or a place and preferrably wants to experience it with the other exclusively.
When you and your friend are both sad and you both find a way to both be happy together.
When you and your friend started out as a bond on one thing that just organically developed into this synchronization of love in the most appreciated abstract human connections.
"Do you have a lot of friends?" Thinking about this question again, as much as I consider people I haven't grown to dislike as "friends", in light of how I just defined this, I really don't have that many friends at all.
Reasons to discontinue a friendship in my mind all revolve about disrespecting or dishonoring the "mutual" parts of the friendship. Being less of a support (for the betterment of the other, not just blindly supporting impulses) the other way in what should be a two-way feeling. The lack of reciprocity in the love that the friendship was founded on.

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What are you longing for right now?

Oh my Goddess...
A raw and soft moment with someone to love. Even better if loved in return.
A moment to prove that aside from all of the character and personality I try to show, the real me just wants its opportunity to care for someone and show that care in the most purest and realest moments.
Recently I had a moment to share a silent smile with some and in my mind, that was me expressing, "I love and appreciate you but I just don't know what else to do to show you."
A moment beyond a wordless look and smile that goes more into an action and a deeper shared feeling.
That's what I'm longing for right now 🙏❤✨

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What's the best advice your father ever gave you ?

Every day before school for my elementary years, whether he was dropping me off or I was going out the door to catch the bus, he would always say "Be smart."
I took those words seriously. I loved/love being smart.
At some point in late elementary school, I evolved the idea in my mind relating "being smart" to "knowing facts" into "being resourceful" and "understanding systems/processes".
It wasn't enough just knowing things but how and why those things are.
It changed my whole way of thinking about the world.
It made me ask more and better questions.
It helped my creativity.
Of all the limited amount of advice my dad actually gave me, the simplest one that was probably the most superficial and casually said from him just trying to act like a good father while I was still young and naive was the one that stuck with me and turned me into this secret genius who loves understanding the world and the people in it.

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What is your favorite sporting activity?

I think I feel most competitive when I play football.
American football, as a wide receiver, trying to get open and outrun the defender. I needed more of that out here...
...but it was weird to move out to California and see everyone my age was playing basketball. I mean, I have a decent shot but handles were something I couldn't get used to.
I play golf and I bowl consistently and baseball sometimes, but fuck, those don't make me feel as physically competitive.
Those big field sports are the ones I'd raher play.

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what's something you would never want to tell anyone?

A lie... unless I was going to surprise them later.
Seriously, if anyone asked me straight up "What do you think about me/this/that?" I would tell them.
Like... I'm just waiting for a real woman trying to learn how great they are to me to ask me "What do you think of me?" and I will fucking tell them.
I have typed something to someone in the past month and I swear to goddess through text messages it might not have hit home in her, but damn it, if she asked me in person... it's over and coming out all truth.
If any woman asked me "What do you want to do to me?"... DAMN - first off, it's "do *with* you" or "do *for* you" and second... love the fuck out of you.
I would never shy away from a truth. It's not my style.
How else would someone know how they affect you if you don't say something?

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Anything u feel that you should done in your childhood but you haven't??️?️

I didn't have enough birthday parties. I only had one as a bowling party in first grade. After that, I never really had any birthday parties inviting people outside of family. Not in my control. Parents didn't back my social life preparation like that I guess 🤷‍♂️
Also, I didn't have the same group of friends until 3rd-7th grade out in Michigan, then we moved out to California and I had to make new friends again. That didn't help.
But...
In the time I had a solid group of friends, I don't think I really missed out on anything majorly affecting me wishing I had done back then. I had a lot of normal experiences otherwise.
Up until starting school out here in California. Everything changed then.
No parties. No going over to friends' house. No going with friends to anywhere outside of school trips.
Continued the "no girlfriend" experience. No feeling up a girl behind the portable classrooms at my high school. No crazy desperate girl randomly kissing me pretending we are already going out and me not really liking that. No Thai girl at summer school at Deer Valley biting me on my shoulder because she liked me but she felt bad and tried to avoid me after that although she was kind of cute.
I wish I had more experience in relationship stuff back then...
...but it's all good. I know what i want now of the whole spectrum of friendshp, love, and sex.
Relationship-less youth means specializing in being a GREAT lover in adulthood if you chose to really try to research, learn, and understand those things... which I did 😏

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Why do fools fall in love?

In my opinion...
People think "fools fall in love" because of the unanticipated consequences of lusting for an aesthetic of a relationship rather than really considering an unconditionally loving relationship.
"Fools fall in love" should only apply to those who fall in love because of how the person they are "falling" for makes them look in certain aspects for aesthetic that don't consider the reality of what that person is and what type of charm they might be using on them, knowing they already took the easy shallow interest of the person.
"Fools fall in love" because they aren't really in love. They are infatuated.
Wise people fall in love when there is a mutual friendship and selflessness about the whole thing. Wise people do not fall in love quickly. It will take a while to evolve into it and probably initially won't even look like a "love aesthetic".
It looks more like a nice friendship sort of considerate caring.
There will have to be a moment where one reaches out to the other and then they are able to be prove with actions they are there. It becomes a serious friendship and then it is realized "He/She really cares for me even if we're not labeled as 'together'." because real love doesn't necessarily look like puppy love and is most definitely not "Instagram aesthetic".
Fools don't fall in *real* love, they only fall in infatuation 🙏❤✨

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Do you like shopping? How much time can you spend on this?

Hell yeah I like shopping!
I love making decisions for things I want or how I want to look.
I love visualizing how these new acquisitions will add somethnig new to life.
Even if I'm not buying anything, I like to look at the latest looks for men... ESPECIALLY GOING INTO FALL!
I love to get cleaned up and dress up in fall styles...
...although the cooler season means the prices of the looks go up 🤷‍♂️
Still, I love shopping.
I thnk I mentioned in a previous question a long time ago about how helping females shop is something I'm good with. My sister or my mom or whoever, I like to help with weighing the decisions... and not just with "Oh, that's good." or "Oh yeah, that's fine."...
Nah - we're getting a little more thoughtful and technical about whatever. Details will be considered!

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Is it easier to forgive or forget?

There is a saying that goes "People will forget what you did but they'll never forget how you made them feel."
It is so difficult to disassociate feelings that were deep and strong for a person.
I feel like it's easier to forgive the action and the consequences of the action but the feeling you carry with you about them could be around for a while.
That's why it's so difficult to forget a real deep heartbreak or any semi-traumatizing event.
We learn from such moments and we'll even be changed by them in the long-term. Even such relatively small things we thought would be harmless can manifest into bigger things just because we expected too simply or didn't expect the reaction/consequence we actually got.
It's all fun and games until we're blindsided emotionally by someone who didn't really care as much as we did.

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if someone ur usually mean to told u they were in love with u which is why the bugged you, how would u feel and what would u say

I'd want to get clarity on why they would act like they didn't like me if they actually did like me.
If they actively bugged me, tried to piss me off, and then told me they did it because they love me... yeah... I'd want them to understand that I was never going to like them if they kept showing they didn't like me.
If they were ignoring me, it'd be a little different but less confusing. I'd still want to know how they planned to get me to notice them to mutually like them by them acting indifferent.
If it was someone I liked but the way they were acting made me not like them and then they told me they liked me, I'd have to tell them that I was already theirs if they just were straight forward about it.
Just be honest.

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Are there any images or quotes you have found you couldn't find the words to say yourself that says it all?

Actually, no.
I think of all the words I want to say real easily actually.
The most difficult thing about saying the truth or a hard realization is that before saying it, you wonder if you are giving the other person the power to take your feelings and make the decision to ignore them.
One of the most difficult phrases to me in that sense are the lyrics:
"I can't make you love me if you don't."
I mean, that's the most brutal truth regarding relationships where you accept and ultimately are giving all the power to the other person to possibly say "Well, I don't." and then the love is gone.
Here's a phrase i would like to say:
"I just want to love you and I just want you to give me a chance to try."
It feels like begging and would be difficult to actually use it organically, though it expresses quite clearly what I want to do.
Words aren't difficult when you're being honest and decisive about what you want to say. It's just the relinquishing of power, the accepting of the possibility you might not be wanted for reciprocation.
Even in non-romantic situations, understanding that one person or party will not be valued as much as the other after certain words are spoken is always the difficult part to get over.

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What would you do if one random day an animal starts talking to you in a language you can understand?

I would start asking questions about how they are feeling and what they are thinking about.
I would totally try and learn what is going on in the mind of whatever animal it is.
If it's a dog, I'd pet them and listen to how they express what they're feeling about the spot I chose to scratch them behind their ears... or their lower ribcage in front of their hind leg and why they kick when I do that.
I would try to have an awesome wisdom-filled philosophical conversation with animals that we have domesticated.
Do they ever feel creative and want to break out of our commands?
These are the things I would want to know.

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How does the Internet influence your life?

Information has been valuable in understanding how the world works... even if it's just foundational information where I can use it in the real world and then learn details from there.
The most random questions can come up and I can just look it up with strong veracity. Even with something like that, that won't necessarily be useful every day, the understanding of why that answer is how it is could be something applied elsewhere if I am resourceful enough.
Being resourceful and understanding how to sort of triangulate using different information sources really helps in having a nice knowledge base that can be useful in the future.
The internet is all about information and knowledge expansion at an exponential rate not seen 3 decades ago and I get very caught up in gaining information, learning about things, reading things.
Unfortunately, this is another way the internet has influenced me in realizing learning and reading a lot of things and thoughts can be an overload, and affect my mood negatively.
It's a safe digital barrier for learning at my own pace but it's also a box that can entrap me in other people's negative energy.
It has helped create new real-world connections but it has also made previously real-world connections limited to the digital domain and even fade on the internet.
The internet has influenced my life probably more than is healthy currently but most people in general are also learning this lesson parallel to me.
Maybe we're ready to experience the real world a little more together?

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Are you a traveler or a homebody?

I definitely have the soul of a traveler... although current circumstances are limiting me to being a homebody whilst I keep progressing towards my goals of leaving this area for a bit.
I feel like it's been difficult to truly find myself... wait, let me rephrase that...
I feel like it's been difficult for others to truly find me and see my thriving personality amongst a different environment or in a social setting when I have been stuck in this town for longer than I feel is healthy for me.
After all of the things I have been through in the past few years, I really need to find myself in a place outside of California, and perhaps outside of this country.
I dream of those near-white sand beaches of The Maldives or those island nations in the south Pacific.
I also want to feel the romance of Paris at night under the Eiffel Tower.
I mean, even at this point of how stuck I've been feeling, a day trip to San Francisco and the beaches around here would be much appreciated for a refreshing change of scenery.
My job hasn't been needing as much workers and I'm categorized as an "overhire".
I need a new place to work. Perhaps one utilizing my audio engineering. No, I NEED that.
I need a consistent paycheck because along with traveling, and I think I've mentioned this before, there is a love out there waiting for me to meet her outside of the mindset of this town (Pittsburg/Antioch).
I only hold on to this idea that I will find love that isn't stuck in a Pittsburg/Antioch mindset because my sister has a feeling that my standard of love cannot be below this threshold of settling for someone who settled around here, physically and mentally.
Plus, I mean really, I don't hold images of being in love with my future love in this area. I see myself with her on one of those beaches away from the noise and crowds of this too packed region.
This is what I want to work for. This is what I'm working towards.
A love that travels the world together because we have been feeling too stuck for too long in our lives 🙏❤✨

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