As the wife and I (but mainly the wife) reach halftime of pregnancy #3, I thought an update might be in order. 20 weeks down, 20 more to go. Based on results from the first two matchups, I don't expect this to go to overtime. There's no doubt that Mommy showed up ready to play, but as the half wore on, she seemed to tire and even had to fight off a few bouts of nausea.
There I was 4 in the morning saying my prayers after I finished the book The Help that I had stayed up to finish. So I was saying to God that how grateful I am to Him for everything I have and for letting me be the person that I am and that aside from nightly prayers that we should talk more often (wondering where this is going yet? I’ll be getting to that in a bit)
I tell you how good it feels how comforting it is to have Him to talk to, knowing that He always there, listening to what I have to say and that I cannot ever fully express how much I appreciate His company. My thoughts lingered on that word ‘appreciate’ and then my mind wondered off (surprise surprise) … Like very way off.
Why can’t we appreciate each other as human beings and other animals? Why is it that we have so many lines drawn between us, i.e, rich and poor, ethnicity and the prejudice? The logical part of me says that some of these lines are there to maintain order and that’s good and all but I can’t ignore that some were made by people who just want to be mean, enabling this sort of segregation.
While I was thinking all of this I was flat on my back nodding off to sleep and that still conscious part of my mind warned that I’ll forget all about this in the morning, convincing myself that if I don’t get this down soon I will most likely be spending the rest of my days searching the nooks and crannies of my head for what I was thinking about this morning. So at this point my hand shot under my sister’s pillow and found her I-Pod right after which I began typing everything written here with my tortured thumbs.
Okay, back to what I was saying … Continue reading
Some people are like Slinkies.They aren’t really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
-P. Briggs (from Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3))
As I’ve promised, here are some of my favourite works of Yiruma and Mr.Mauriat. Enjoy!
(Yep this last one’s a remake of The Beetles’ Penny Lane)
Wishing you all the best,
Yiruma is the stage name of I Ru-ma (born February 15, 1978), a popular internationally known pianist and composer from South Korea. The name “Yiruma” means “I shall achieve” in Korean.
Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His Alma Mater King’s College in England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. His most popular pieces include, “River Flows in You“, “Kiss the Rain“, and “May Be”. His most popular album First Love was released in 2001.
He began playing the piano at the age of five, and moved to London when he was 11, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He possessed dual citizenship of South Korea and the United Kingdom until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the Navy of South Korea [mandatory for all male South Koreans]
- Wikipedia (click the link to read more)
It’s my pleasure to introduce to you all another artist inducted into the Hall of Musical Maestros (it used to be just a list before) next to Mr.Mauriat. I found Yiruma on, not surprisingly, YouTube a few months ago. Simply put, his music takes you places and also the ones within yourself evoking tender memories, some others long forgotten and memories-to-be, if that makes any sense. And I’m certainly not the only one who feels that way.
Lovely isn’t it -^ It truly is, I lost count of how many times I’ve listened to it. It’s beautiful instrumental music like this that I love to play especially on rainy days. Why? Because well, I dunno, it adds something more to to the atmosphere + it cancels out the bleak sky-scape, if you know what mean. In my next post you’ll be hearing more of Yiruma and P. Mauriat.
Enjoy the music today while you can so tomorrow you’ll have memories of a better yesterday
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I just found these dudes on YouTube while searching for fiddles/violins, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:)
However, less widely known is:
They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious,
An artist paints the world before him through his eyes..he shares what he sees and brings his audience to him through the distance..a writer paints the world within him..he shares what he feels and brings his audience to share his experiences..they are both artists in their own way..they both however paint on their own canvas..