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.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

5 Ideas To Celebrate Holiday with a Blast

Holidays are approaching and I'm pretty much excited of the things that is going to happen this month. It's the best time for family reunions, outing and other exciting activities. It's a month long celebration of God's goodness. Let's celebrate and thank all the blessings that we received and bountiful year that we had. Here are some great ideas that you should include in your bucket list on the things that you should do on your holiday break.

1. Number one to your list, spend time with family-it's either beach outing, family dinner or island escapade, shop with your family whatever it is, it is a time well-spent. Enjoy family bonding. Have a blast. Wander- travel out of town or within the city.

2. Hangout with your beautiful friends. It's nice to have a break and spend time with the people you called friends. Make time for batch reunion and hang out with friends. Checkout korg sdd-3000 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal to make a good music jam with friends. Have fun, break-free.

3. Spend time and reflect with your inner self. It's always important to give time for yourself. Do what you love- play musical instruments, paint your canvass, learn to dance from YouTube tutorials. Bake your favorite cake and cookies, sew your Christmas outfits, swim in the wide ocean and etc. Spend time with self and drop all the stresses from work.

4. Do some charity works. Give love, share your blessings to the people who are in needs- sharing your food to the people you see in the streets, feed the beggar and less  fortunate. Share gifts to your loved ones.

5. Lastly, take some rest. Give yourself enough sleep. It is very important.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Blessed 7 Years: Happy Blogversary My Foliage Diary!

This day, seven years ago, was so memorable. It feels like yesterday when clicked the "publish" button on my blog. I had this feeling of excitement and anxiety. Anxiety, that I might not able to make it, but my excitement is overwhelming , it's just like a mom giving birth to a new born baby. It is my first time to own a domain. I don't know what to publish and I don't have any idea on the things that set to unfold.

Things pass and things changes, and I didn't expect that I'm going to reach this far. I just love my blog- this is my outlet of my inner self- my inner ego. Sometimes I'm being pessimist on many things, but as much as possible, I'm trying to be an optimist in everything- in dealing with things.

Image resultI thank everyone who chose to stay. It is a wonderful feeling when I look back on things I've posted here- from heartbreaks, moving on, life of a single, inspirational quotes and my day to day experiences . I feel really privilege to have a one of a king blog. I had a lot of experiences in my life that is all recorded in my blog. I felt like my bog is my best friend, whom I can trust.

For the past 7 year..  I thank every people who believe in me and who keep in touch with me. This calls for a celebration. I hope that you will choose to stay and believe in me..

Keep going everyone and thank you for paying a visit to my blog.

God bless everyone.


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