Friday, February 10, 2017

What and Why I Prefer "Harana"?

This February, celebrate love month filled with music and love songs. Enjoy every minute with your loved ones. It's very nice and romantic when you play music to your love ones. I find it very sincere and touching. In the Philippines, playing music to the one you love (usually used in courtship) is called "harana". Serenading the one you love. Making her feel extra special. The man looks attractive and sexy when they know how to sing songs and play the guitar. I believe in using songs to say things.
Music and love makes this world go around. 

Don't settle for flowers and chocolates. I prefer "harana" than any other gifts. Start it now by learning the guitar. Go grab your sheet music guitar. This love month, February, now is the perfect time to pursue someone and make them feel special and wanted.

Keep going everyone. Happy Love month. God bless :)

Thursday, February 09, 2017

February: The Love Month?

It's the beautiful month of the year again. Hello February! Many doesn't care about this month, while other also look forward for this month to come.
February is a love month celebrated all over the world. It originally started as Valentines day. Valentine's day was named after saint Valentine's commemoration at 14th of February. Later, it was associated with tradition of country love.

Where flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and etc. are very expensive during this month, it keeps me wonder. Why wait for February where flowers and other gifts are in it's peek price. We have all the time.. and other months to surprise and give special gifts for your love ones and special ones. I'm being practical. Why not give them flowers everyday, or every January or any other month? Stop practicing rituals- don't be so traditional. I don't find it very sincere, when you give flowers to someone because 'hello, it's February'? I don't see wrongs in giving gifts on February, I just want to share and express to you that everyday can be a love day, every month is a love month. Stop, don't wait for February to remind you to buy flowers for your wife, children girlfriend and etc. They deserve to have it everyday. They need to be appreciated everyday.

Anyway, I'm not playing protagonist. Be wise enough, don't buy flowers on February. Hahaha kidding. Happy love month, anyway.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Evolution of Music Lovers: From 90s to Millennials

I was one of the kids born in 90s. I witnessed how our generation changes as well as the taste in music. I was inspired to write this blog when I heard my sister's music playlist. I don't know why but there's really a change when you hear today's hit. I am not biased, but I think the 90s songs are more meaningful, classical and... I don't know, it's inexplicable. Nothing quite brings you back to the good old days like '90s music, and even those of us who prefer far hipper music today have to admit that lisening to 90's music gives us all sorts of nostalgic feels.

Born in 1989, I've witnessed how music evolves as well as music icons.  Westlife turns into Coldplay and The Script, cassette tape and CDs replaced by ipod, song hits books faced out due to Google search lyrics and chords. Everything is now accessible through internet, even music are now downloadable in ITunes and available in spotify. 

If you are a "true blood" music lover, you will clearly see the changes. Even in musical instruments. You will witness how it evolves. I've visited some sites today like guitar center rockville, you will see different kinds of modern guitars and other musical instruments. You can find great selection of guitars, keyboards, basses, drums and etc. Those instruments are far more different than the instruments in the 90s. The instruments now are so modern and hightech.

Music also undergo evolution of different different genres. From pop, hiphop, alternative rock to Dark Bass Music, Triphop, Air Pop Glitch Soulazz, Country Dance Music, Space Trap and etc. I'm not an expert in music and genre, but as a normal music lover I've clearly hear and see the difference of the style, instruments and genres of music. But despite all the changes... music always touches ones soul.

Keep going everyone. God bless.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Facing New Beginnings With a Grateful Heart

Another year has ended and we are about to face a new year- a new beginning. I can't imagine how my life looks like 10 years... or 5 years ago. Everything happens in God's perfect plan. I thank God everyday of my life because He made all things work together for good. I've been grateful for all the blessings He showered me. I am also thankful for my family for the treasured moments and some sad and painful moments. The 2016 is the year for me for reconciliation, for healing of wounds and forgiveness. I won't elaborate all the pains I've been through in this blog, but all I can say that God has been so gracious to us that despite all the pain, He shows mercy. The hardships I had the past year will not compare to the love and grace I received from God. It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. 

Things to do and look forward this 2017:
1. Give more time for myself. Explore, wander and do the things I love. I would love to go back to painting- again. I want to go to different places within the Philippines with my family. I want to explore new things alone. "More Me time" for me. This all I want.

2. Change my perspective. Give priorities and finish work on time. I hate to procrastinate. Not this time! Not this 2017.

3. Make a better version of me. Feel and be beautiful. There's always a better version of yourself. Go and find it. Be beautiful- inside and out. 

Get a life. I'm so excited for the new life that awaits. God is gracious. enjoy life's adventure. Keep going everyone. God bless. Happy New Year. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Season with the Royal Family 2016

Merry Christmas. It's the time of the year... and again  we celebrate Christmas with my family. Annually, we celebrate Christmas with different concepts. Of course, the traditional exchanging gifts and the games are present during Christmas gathering. But what is exceptional, and probably it became a tradition already with our family, is the unique pictorial. It's a not an ordinary photo shoot, but yearly we've done it in a different way. It is conceptualized based on the different themes.  Here are some of the snapshots from our pictorial last 24th. 

For this year's concept, we decided to dress like the  royal family and of course it is inspired by the royalties in United Kingdom. We decided to wear the royal wedding outfits wore by the royal families and guest during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It's kinda weird because we're wearing thick coat  sweater in a tropical country like the Philippines. I swear, that was a sweaty photo shoot. Anyways, as long a we enjoy what we're doing, it doesn't matter anymore. 

We've been doing this annually for almost six years now. We passionately do it because it is enjoyable and it's really fun. This activity also strengthen our bond with my cousins and it also unleash our creativity.

Checkout our photos. I hope you all guys like it.

I won the "Best in Outfit" Award (so sad,  for 6 years, there's no monetary award or trophy included)

Taking  a pose with my sibs

You might be interested in our last year's concept, checkout my post here: Christmas at the Capitol
Inspired by the movie "Game of Thrones" the Capitol Cotoure.

Keep going everyone. Have a merry Christmas. Keep going and God bless.


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