Saturday, 29 October 2011

Never Surrender?

Who said that quitting is an act of accepting defeat? I would say that we can't really determine that it is indeed a defeat unless we know the reason behind that decision. I've been through a lot of situations wherein I walked out of the way because I just really can't bear what's happening or I am just simply not happy anymore, that's it! Some said that I have wasted the opportunity because of the retreat in the battle, but that's not what's on my mind. The most important thing in life for me is not only the opportunity but the fulfillment and the happiness that has been given to me by what I am doing. 

Let's take one instance as an example, I've been considered to become a scholar of one prestigious company. Sounds like it is one of the greatest achievement that a student could have. However, the opposite happened when I already entered the University. I was forced to enroll on a course that happened to be not my forte and where I am really not good at. I was bombarded with so much pressure that I really didn't endure because I have to maintain a grade that would sustain my scholarship. To make the story shorter, before I end up failing all my grades due to the lack of interest, I quit.

You see? If I pursued that, would I end up with the same situation or job that I am in right now? which I consider as a good one already. I bet not because I have chosen a path that I don't have any passion at all. Sometimes it is not a sign of defeat but a sign of change for the better or for the worst, no one can tell because it lies in our future. Nonetheless, I am not saying that whenever we encounter a problem then we have to quit. I just wanted to imply that we need to take or consider every option that is available to us. Speak up and be ready with the circumstances that we will be facing because of that option that we have chosen. God is good and life is beautiful! Liberate ourselves using our minds and don't be dragged with all those pressures just because you continue to pursue a life that is simply not meant for you. Don't just surrender but review all the possibilities that life may bring to you. We only live once, speak up and decide based on your heart and not with what the norms is bringing unto you.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Groove into the TECHNO

Yeah, let's groove into the sound of Techno music!!!! 

You know what made the films Hanna and Tron Legacy a hit are the soundtracks that were produced by the pioneering groups in electronic music. These music, accompanied with the story and the great incorporation of the sounds to the films really made the execution of the movies very memorable. Two examples of these groups are The Chemical Brothers for Hanna and Daft Punk for Tron. They were born under the Big Beat genre that pertains to electronic dance music that is divided into two; techno and acid house.

The thing that I love the most with this genre is the bass and the beat that this produces. The lyrics is not that emphasized but the sound will really make you move your body out. The videos may seem so odd but this just reflects the nature of Techno which is a bit eccentric but not that bad to listen to. If you love to dance or do some movements, I suggest you to listen to the music of the artists who are doing some techno music; with the likes of The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and  The Crystal Method.

Monday, 10 October 2011

On a High Note

"Till now I always got by on my own...I never really cared until I met you. And now it chills me to the booooone
How do I get you alone??...aloooooonneee"...
(ehem! the mic seems not working!!!!)

This is definitely a disaster! a total mess! ahahahahaha...Do you also have that frustration of wanting to reach those high notes but you can't because it is simply not simple at all?. If you'll ask me, my answer would be YES! Of course I really do, especially if I really want to sing that certain song that has that impossible range of note (did I say I wanted to sing Paramore's song Decode? LOL)

Writing songs.. check!
Singing Simple Songs..check!
Playing the Guitar..Check!
Reaching High Notes..uh.uh..cross out? T_T

This is the only thing that I badly wanted to enhance in my singing ability. I wanted to hit those high notes with lesser efforts in order for me to be able to sing my songs flawlessly but I know that it would definitely take time. I don't have time and budget to take voice lessons, thus I am just doing it on my own..researching the effective ways on how to enhance my voice. There are so many things that I have to consider and learn before I can achieve that goal. These includes warming up my voice everyday (sort of a practice but goodluck to my family.. hehehe) and breathing correctly.

Well it's really goodluck also to me!!

Mumayski - Behind the Blog's Name

Who is mumayski? she is of my dearest dogs.. along with Misty. I have always been fond of dogs because I can see a friend in them. You know? when I was still a kid, I am not that used in going out the house and playing with some other kids.. a loner?  not really, it's just that I was kind of lazy in playing outdoor games. However, I see to it that I was also playing with them from time to time though (don't get me wrong, I also enjoyed playing with my fellow humans..LOL)

That's the reason why I resorted to dogs because they re just there, quietly sitting beside me during those times that I wanted to read, watch cartoons and eat. I also enjoyed watching movies with the theme about dogs and even cry if there's something terrible that happened to the dogs and their owners. If you were a kid  here in the Philippines during the 90's, who would forget Nelo and Patrasche? They were the reason why the tears poured heavily from my eyes during the finale.

They are not just animals in my eyes, they are my friends because of the traits that they possess. Loyal, Jolly, Innocent and loving especially if their owners are doing the same. We have to love them, not only dogs but all of God's creatures as we were created to look for their welfare. Sadly, some of us doesn't understand our true purpose in this world. Many people hate dogs and other creatures because of their smell or probably they just don't want to. 

"Well who cares? they are just animals? they don't have feelings so why bother to care for those pests?"

Nevertheless, have you imagined Earth without men? probably it's way different because no one will abuse the animals. However, things were not like that! We were here to protect and care for them with the level of intellect that God has given us. Mumay and Misty are just examples of how great our pets and animals could become  if we would just love them with all our hearts. I support PETA, PAWS and all other organizations who are caring for our dear friends. :)

attentive Mumay

Mumay and Misty.. the Askals

Misty with the guitar

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Typhoon's Aftermath

Flood.. Flood.. Flood... here we go again! Last week, we have been bombarded with two typhoons: Pedring (international name "Nesat") and Queil (international name "Nelgae"). These two primarily hit Luzon and Bulacan (my home province) is part of it. I don't know! I just feel so vulnerable when rainy season comes, it's because I know  that after the rain, flood will soon occur. This basically became my mind-set whenever there's an approaching typhoon. Between the two typhoons, I believe Pedring caused us more damage. Nonetheless, I just thank God that we're all safe and everything is still in good condition on our place even if we were flooded.

I just hope that the flood at our nearby Municipalities will also subside. I am wholeheartedly praying for their welfare right now. God bless Calumpit (place where my parents got married), Hagonoy, Pulilan, Malolos and all other places that are still suffering from the aftermath of these two typhoons.

(during the storm at our house)

Sunday, 2 October 2011

For your Information...

*** 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321

*** The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin.

*** To burn off one plain M&M Candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.

*** Queen Victoria used Marijuana to help menstrual cramp pain.

*** Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel "Gandsby" which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E.

*** Females have a wider peripheral vision than males.

**  A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.

*** Dogs can hear sounds that you can't

*** Apples are more efficient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.

*** The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out gold medals that were made entirely out of Gold.

*** You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.

*** An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.

*** Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

*** An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.

*** The word Himalayas means the "home of snow"

*** Sir Isaac Newton was ordained priest in the Church of England.

*** Most cows give more milk when they listened to music.

*** Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, preceded by Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo.

*** Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.

*** It was World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal use in zippers was badly needed for the war.