Showing posts with label mood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mood. Show all posts

Monday, October 28, 2019

Forty-Two

In my teens, I had this crazy notion that I would die at the age of thirty. Perhaps due to the influence of silly romantic books, Jesus Christ, Jose Rizal, and a lot of famous people who died young. I'm one of those people who are always hyper-aware of the limited time that we have in this planet. I think it helped me a lot to reach most of my life goals and future plans, and to appreciate and value the importance of TIME, to organize myself, to appreciate things. Although, I may not show it outwardly, since I've never been any good at showing emotions, inside, I'm super grateful.

Of course, I did not die at thirty. After thirty, it was difficult to plan my life as I did not really plan anything after that age. But I got married and had a daughter and life just kind of happened and so many things just unfolded, one after the next, not totally the opposite of what I would have planned, had I planned my life after thirty. And of course, you guessed it right. After 30, I thought I would die at forty.

Of course, two years after forty, I am still here, alive and kicking and even sitting here, enjoying this cigarette and having fun dressed as Miss Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's for my Halloween / Birthday Party... all this, whilst mulling over these morbid thoughts...


It's getting harder and harder to plan life after you reach a certain age. You start to get comfortable in your own skin and you don't really want to change anymore and you start to not give a fuck about so many, many things. It's nice. Relaxed. Especially since I have kind of laid off a bit on my daily habit of poring over my face for the latest development in the wrinkles department.

If there is anything I have learned in my 42 years of life on this planet, it's that life is short. Time is the most precious thing you have. Use it wisely, and spend it only on things, and only with people WORTHY of it. Everything else is just noise and unnecessary clutter. It's best to give yourself and your precious time to the people and things that really matter.

Forty-two is not such a bad number after all. If you ask Siri what the meaning of life is, faithful to The Hitchhiker's Guide Book, it would say, "forty-two". And I can only agree.

P. S.

Fun Fact: Audrey Hepburn and I (also, Grace Kelly) were both born in the year of the Snake. My kind of company!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Somewhere in Time

Senti mode on the first day of Autumn...


This is something that I've always loved playing on the piano since I've actively started playing more than ten years ago. I find that the way it sounds (so romantic, and so sentimental), is just so totally fitting for the movie, which is one of my favorites because of Christopher Reeve. Not his best movie ever but I thought Jane Seymour was quite good in it. Not the best plot either, and a really silly ending. 😃 But it was good enough at that time and age.

Nowadays, I can only play the piano whenever I have more free time. Oh, and if I don't really sound so good, it's because I haven't really played in the last ten years, and I had no formal training. I've only taught myself how to play the piano and this was back before the golden days of Youtube tutorial videos. Hashtag humblebrag. 😉

Anyway, happy first week of Autumn!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

December Watercolor Painting Updates

This week, I've been having an unexpectedly long weekend due to my sudden indisposition. And I finally found some time to brush up on my watercolor painting skills, while trying to rest. I thought I would make some paintings to give to family for Christmas. Painting is a kind of therapy and relaxation for me, so I thought, why not...

Some simple paintings of my version of Poinsettia wreaths to send to relatives
The calligraphy certainly needs improvement. This is just my natural handwriting. I haven't exactly been studying how to do this with a brush, or how to properly do calligraphy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Corsica

Up on the travel blog...

Poolside view at our resort in Rondinara Bay, Corsica
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories --  that famous quote from that famous Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr movie. Glad I got plenty of them from last summer. And all the previous ones. Enough to keep me warm for a lifetime, most especially on bleak autumn days like the ones we're having this week.

Keep warm, folks!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rio on Urban Dictionary

If you're running out of dumb things to do on lazy weekends, look your name up on Urban Dictionary.



I was surprised to find how accurate they are -- "Abs like Jesus", etc. Made me laugh so hard.

And just for wicked fun, I looked up the names of my not-so-favorite people and found them to be accurate as well. Makes me wonder if I actually wrote the definitions myself, if not for the few, obvious lapses in grammar.

And a funny video of laughter en francais...



Have a good one, folks!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Village of the Damned

Back in the 80's and the early 90's, my siblings and I, along with my kiddie cousins would watch lots of movies during the summer break. One of the few horror movies that made an indelible mark in the psyche was "Village of the Damned". I had long forgotten the title, actually. I just googled, "horror movie kids with white hair" to find the title and some video clips. I even found out that it was already a remake of the original from 1960. Thanks, Google. Looks even creepier in black and white.



I'm not usually into scary movies. But kids like to be spooked by nature. Aside from the spooks, what made it interesting for me was that it starred Superman, a.k.a. Christopher Reeve. I'd watch anything with Superman in it. Also in the cast was Luke Skywalker. Not a big fan, though. Just shared for a bit of trivia.

When I think about the current worsening state of the Internet, I would always remember this quote from this movie:

Dr. Susan Verner: What can you read that's in my head?
Mara Chaffee: Everything that is active in your mind. However, the path that leads to the speaking process eludes us. Why do you speak some thoughts but not others?
Dr. Susan Verner: Wouldn't it be a noisy world if we all said what we thought?

(quote credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114852/quotes)


"Wouldn't it be a noisy world if we all said what we thought?" 


Needless to say, we all soon found out that we don't really want to know what everybody thinks or does all the frigging time. Thanks to the Internet, a. k. a. The Village of the Damned, for this precious gift meant for the stalkers (and narcissists) in all of us.

The World Wide Web has become uber noisy, cluttered, and polluted with much too much whatever nowadays. This is why I've been skimpy with opinions and details lately. I don't really feel like contributing much to the mess and the noise and the chaos. I kinda miss the Internet of the 90's, back when the Internet belonged only to the I. T. Geeks, a.k.a. the people who actually know how to use it. Sorry if that sounded snobbish or condescending, but that's how I feel.

I do not want to contribute to the noise pollution so much. And privacy is becoming more and more of a prized artefact nowadays. And that is why, I've been wondering if I should still continue blogging... hmm...

To be continued...

P. S.
Some of my other lesser known favorite horror/fantasy movies from the 80's and 90's: Fire Starter, Poltergeist, The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Drop Dead Fred, Beetlejuice

Thanks for dropping by and have a good Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Garden State of Mind

I'm just in the mood for nice songs today. This one's on the top of my list of go-to, feel-good favorites:


And so was the movie, "Garden State".

Have a merry mid-week, everyone! :)