Alfonso Faustino: As an actor, do I need to move to and live in LA?

I am not a known nor influential actor — there’s A-list Actors and B-List actors…well, I’m a Z-list actor — an unknown with several film credits, but nothing to brag about, and ~20-some-odd television commercials (mainly locals and one national). As of November 2018, I started my career as a full-time actor based out of Los…

Alfonso Faustino: Audition Coach: Dana Salah

BLUF: Now that I’m a full-time actor based out of Los Angeles, I need to ensure that I give the best performance during my auditions.  Auditions are tough, and I want to make certain I am competitive; hence, I am working with Dana Salah of SidesandLines.com. My manager and agent have been sending me out to television…

Alfonso Faustino: Actor: Phase II

BLUF: Before heading to Los Angeles to pursue my acting career, I wanted to accomplish the following goals: obtain a reputable commercial and theatrical agent, obtain a reputable manager, get acting reel-clips, get new head-shots, execute scene-study processes, update my website, gain membership with SAG-AFTRA, and obtain an audition coach.  After achieving these goals, I would…

Alfonso Faustino: Be selective with your SME

The Internet has brought about lots of SME (Subject Matter Experts).  Because the Internet is easily accessible, it has become the speaking platform for people without voices — a place to voice their thoughts on all kinds of subjects for free and without restrictions to do so. Like you, the Internet has been my resource…

Alfonso Faustino: US Coast Guard AUX COW Christmas Party 2018

My first US Coast Guard AUX COW Christmas Dinner, 2018. I’m proud and honored to be part of the US Coast Guard family and team; and, soon, I will have bars on my shoulder boards. Trinity willing, I hope to have many more. Merry Christmas and Check 6! /s/ Alfonso Faustino

Alfonso Faustino: Ailunce HD1 GPS: An Excellent HAM-only Transceiver

If you’re looking for a HAM hand-held transceiver (HT), the Ailunce HD1 GPS is the way to go.  Many of you have read my first BLOG about this transceiver, and I’m writing this BLOG; because, the people at Ailunce, Yolonda Guo, Vivian Vu, and Cherry Xiao, and, most importantly, the HAM operators, have made many…

Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XTS 5000 Transceivers Model III and Model II

I really enjoy these two Motorola XTS 5000s: Model III and Model II (pictured above). I use them to listen to law enforcement officers and fire fighters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Wouldn’t it be less expensive to just purchase a scanner? The answer is, “yes.” A scanner would be less expensive…

Alfonso Faustino (K6ASF): Maxpedition Falcon III

I dig bags — I have so many of them — yeah, it’s a fetish of mine, and I’ve put them all to the test — from EDC to bug-out survival bags, I’ve deployed them on land, sea, and air excursions. Based upon my experiences thus far, I must say, unequivocally, the Maxpedition Falcon III…

Alfonso Faustino: Couples Therapist: Jessica Harvey, MFT

I have never been to a therapist as an individual; because, thanks for my father, he gave me the mental tools to figure stuff on my own; and, he gave my strong self-esteem and strong PMA (Positive Mental Attitude); hence, as a result of my father and the Trinity, I am proud to claim as…