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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Not Those Kind of Sundays

It's a beautiful Sunday...and I have been blessed with the rest I needed.
I am also very happy that I was able to celebrate The Feast of Epiphany today.
While my body has been afforded the rest it needed, my mind is not.
I am still full of worries and different thoughts...all the Oh wells...and the what ifs!
So I am sitting in my office...trying to punch some keys and tying to type anything that comes to my mind. I am still not sure if I will ever hit publish. 
You will know. :)

I haven't had my coffee today...and I guess that where I am heading next.
I'm going to that nice coffee shop and will try to spend time with myself. 
Then...maybe there I will do more thinking...

Today is just one of those moments where I find myself in suspension. 
I feel I am caught mid-air...and I am not even sure if I want to get out of it. 
It's not the best thing in the world, but certainly not that bad.

Arrghhh....

I pray for God's mercy to guide me...

I wish you all a cheerful Sunday!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

I made it...it's now 2015!
Time flies when you are having fun...or too busy to have some fun. Hahaha
Either way...WOOT! Cheers for another 365 days. Another chance to do the things we've been wanting to do or undo the things we shouldn't have done. ;)
This year, I promise myself only one thing - to make ME my priority.

That's all. 

With that said, this is how I intend to start my year -

1. Come tomorrow I will start running again.
2. I will go back to to the gym and start boxing again.
3. In 3 weeks time I will be going on a week vacation. And there hopefully I get to finalize that book that I've been wanting to self-publish! Don't jump from your seat yet...it's nothing fancy. It's just a collection of ALL the haikus I have done for the past years. 

Overall, I hope y'all had a blast welcoming the new year.
Cheers for more fun to come...and success!
I wish you all the best for 2015!!!



Friday, July 25, 2014

A Trilogy of War Movies From Andrzej Wajda

The Second World War has been a fertile source of inspiration for Polish directors and filmmakers. Beginning with the invasion by Germany in 1939 and continuing through the liberation of Warsaw by units of the Soviet army in 1945, the events of that six-year period in history had a long-lasting effect on the country and the citizens of Poland.

A loosely formed group of filmmakers and writers developed following the close of World War II to produce movies depicting life in Poland during the years of German occupation and beyond. From 1955 through the early 1960s, the Polish Film School, as the group came to be called, documented the struggles of the nation and its people during the war and in the post-war period.

Filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, who received an honorary Academy Award for his body of work, used their films to study individual heroism as it existed during the extended years of conflict. Other filmmakers, such as Andrzej Munk, used their films to focus on the politics and social issues of the post-war period.

Wajda's trilogy of war movies began in 1954 with "A Generation" and was followed by "Kanal" in 1956 and "Ashes and Diamonds" in 1958. Based on the Bohdan Czeszko novel "Pokolenie," "A Generation" is set in Warsaw in 1942 and portrays the impact of war on the people living within the city. Wajda uses the movie to tell the story of two young men drawn to the resistance movement from different backgrounds and for different reasons. "A Generation" allowed the filmmaker to offer a glimpse into the struggles facing post-war Poland under communism.

The Warsaw Uprising is the theme of Wajda's second war movie, "Kanal." Set in Warsaw in 1944, the film tells the story of a group of resistance fighters during the waning days of the battle to save the city. Much of the film is set in the sewers beneath the city as the band of resistance fighters attempt to escape from the German slaughter that would eventually take the lives of many Warsaw residents. The film was recognized at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

"Ashes and Diamonds" was released in 1958 as the third film in Wajda's war trilogy. The movie is set in a Polish town on the day Germany surrendered to mark the end of the war in Poland. The film uses the story of a Polish resistance member assigned to assassinate an incoming communist leader. Through a series of mistakes and chance encounters, the would-be assassin falls in love with a barmaid and realizes how much better his life could be.

The film ends with the death of the communist politician as celebrations take place marking the end of the war. The resistance fighter has little time to enjoy thoughts of a new life away from war and conflict as the movie ends with him being accidentally shot and killed.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Hup Holland Hup

What I will be writing here is an aftermath...


I have been on high with Netherlands moving to the quarter finals. 
Yup, yup, I am talking about FIFA, yes, you got that, World Cup 2014. Who thought I can watch any sports?! LOL Well I have always been a fan of football a.k.a. soccer.

Okay...I love Lionel Messi and I am also in love with Cristiano Ronaldo...but they are individual superstars. My team is NED. And well, sadly, they are one of the best teams that never won. 
Hopefully that will change this year!

Beating Mexico was dramatic. I was going to have a heart attack. But they made it.
I don't really care about what people say about the last call...all I know is, even without it, Mexico was still not winning...at the least it was 1-1. 

Anyway...this is just a short shout out to all NED fans out there. I unite with you...and together we sing-

HUP HOLLAND HUP


Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Favorite Poetry Lines


I am so proud that I am back!
Back to myself...coffee is all it takes...

WOOT, I am doing Thursday Thirteen this week.
And I commit to continuously do it...I so hope, for the love me! Ha!

Anyway...as suggested by Colleen, "POETRY" is my theme.
Love my alpha and omega entry... ;)

Enjoy everyone...I'd so love you to drop my your favorites in the comment box! 
Happy hump day y'all! 

1. Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets 

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.  

2. E.E. Cummings 

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; 
and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) 
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true) 
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant 
and whatever a sun will always sing is you here 
is the deepest secret nobody knows 
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart 

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) 

3. Khalil Gibran, The Prophet 

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. 

4. Mary Oliver 

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? 

5. Walt Whitman 

What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life. 

6. J.R.R. Tolkien 

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun. 

7. Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interview with Seamus Heaney 

If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way. 

8. Anne Sexton 

As it has been said: Love and a cough cannot be concealed. Even a small cough. Even a small love. 

9. Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice 

You only live twice: Once when you're born And once when you look death in the face. 

10. Andrea Gibson 

That night when you kissed me, I left a poem in your mouth, and you can hear some of the lines every time you breathe out. 

11. Mae West 

You are never too old to become younger! 

12. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 

Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. 

13. Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders 

She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.



I hope you enjoy my entries! 

Life In My Coffee





Cofee is good life!

Coffee gives you time to think. For me, it's more than just a drink. 
It's like an event - a monumental happening, a place to be!
It allows me more time...not the one you can count in hours or minutes.
But the many more chances to be...
Like, another cup means another moment to be with me again! :)

Happy (not so) WORDLESS WEDNESDAY everyone!