Monday, June 24, 2013

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

By: William Wordsworth

A slumber did my spirit seal
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years. 

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees. 

This is one of my favorite poems these days.. Enjoy reading! :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back to Basics

Two weeks ago, my mom and I went to the province for the death anniversary of my grandmother. We prayed and did the rituals that were practiced in our province. After the rituals, the food were served and shared with our family and relatives.
Bugasong, Antique, Philippines
The reason I keep coming back on our province ---- simplicity of life

Here, I find peace. I can sleep early and wake up early.

There is no distraction. No pressure to do something that is not necessary.

Pink then BLUE

Since I was young, my favorite color has always been PINK. I love the different shades of it. It is very feminine and sweet. I also had plenty of "pink" stuff. (It is not that I didn't like other color before, they were just not in my list of options.) As I grow older my preference changes and I started to adore EARTH tone such as brown, tans, grays, greens. I like them as they gave me the feeling of nature. Besides the fact that I really love nature, Earth tone colors really compliment my fair skin.

It was a year ago when I was introduced to a Korean pop-rock band, CNBLUE. I am a self-confessed couch potato and fan of Korean dramas. Then, I found ''Heartstrings' is a South Korean youthful melodrama about the main characters' love, friendship and dreams, set against the backdrop of a university. (source:wiki). I saw the lead character Lee Shin played by Jung Yong Hwa. I was amazed by how he played his guitar in every episode. I know that he was not just acting when he was performing in the show. I started to like his character then the real person. I was curious so I searched about him. I found out that he is the leader of the band CNBLUE. I searched and listened to their songs and found them very nice. They have their own style and musicality. I may not have any great knowledge about music but I really like their songs. They are not just K-pop idol but a K-pop band. They make their own songs and they can sing songs in their language, in English and in Japanese. And the rest is history.

Because of CNBLUE, I started to like another color - BLUE. Blue for me is not just a color, it represents one of my favorite bands. Blue is not a feeling of sadness but something "new", bright and refreshing. Blue gives me the feeling of positivism. 

I was glad that I welcomed other things that were 'new' and now loved by me.