In Article on December 30, 2016 at 7:07 AM
Negative critics trashed Bruno Mars after he had performed at the 48th Super Bowl half time show. Upon guesting at Ellen’s, Bruno made a quick inspiring speech to the aspiring musicians –
“I promise you, one day you’ll gonna have your moment to shine and you’ll gonna have a lot of people saying that you can’t do it and you’re not good enough. But I promise you, if you go out there and you sing and you put your heart and soul into it, and you follow your dream, one day you’ll gonna be sitting next to Ellen DeGeneres.”
There will always be a wall that would test how bad do we really want it. Are we breaking the wall? Are we leaving the wall? Are we going to outsmart the wall? Let’s GO live our dream.
It takes working for it, patience, persistent, pursuing to get better, leaving mediocre and excuses behind. Hustle! Grind! It will pay off soon. It is not because some recognize us that other detractors will push us to question what we dream to live, so we stay strong and focus that we deserve to claim it.
In Article on December 30, 2016 at 5:35 AM
I appreciate watching auditions that I can sacrifice sleeping early and totally lose track of time. I see the magic happening right before my eyes. Singers usually give me a different inspiration because I could feel their souls speaking right through mine and it is even more amazing if the contestant just sang a song she just wrote.
I was browsing from YouTube and I stumble upon Grace VanderWaal’s audition, a 12 years old charming kid from New York, a songwriter, plays the ukulele, and has a very distinct and beautiful voice. After digging further from her audition at America’s Got Talent 2016 (Season 11), I later found out that she won.
When she was first asked if she could win, her answer was beautiful, she said, “Miracles can happen, so possibly!”
I am very happy for her.
She’s young, she could feel the pressure, and yet she didn’t give up, instead she was even more motivated to write new musics to share to the world. She’s such a positive energy and may we all have her grace.
In case you’re wondering, I just purchased her album from iTunes and listening to it while typing this post. I got to support the brave artists who are not afraid to create and share.
In Journal on December 26, 2016 at 10:55 PM
New romance brings all the crazy thumping of sensations that makes you tingle all at the right special places.
I am courting life that I find my crazy new romance that drive me faster and stronger when I want to give up; and light up my zen aura when I’ve just given my all.
It would be great too to finally have the perfect romantic experience in 2017!
In Journal on December 26, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Are you tired of bad things happening around us?
Are you complaining about a close family member not doing well?
Are you pissed about an annoying friend?
Instead of saying the bad things, be a prophet and wish them well. Pray for the good things that you hope for them. You do love them right? It shouldn’t be so hard to focus on the good and wish only for more nice things to happen.
The world needs LOVE. The Food Network has a show called the Holiday Baking Championship and I’ve seen Season 2, which was lovely to watch because the competitors were kind with one another. They are not ruthless, cutthroat, or deceiving instead they truly enjoy baking sweets and were sweet with all the contestants. If only we do that in real life, this world is just lovely!
In Article on December 26, 2016 at 9:36 PM
I don’t see God but I do believe He exists.
I am conditioning myself (making it stick) to believe that He exists in each and every one of us whether we are known as nice or nasty. I do this because I don’t want to keep judging others and let my ego assume that I am better than some other people. I also want it as a reminder so I can be kinder, easier to forgive myself and others, and let go of the things that I couldn’t explain and comprehend.
Am a little mess with my thoughts and feelings so my solution is surprising people who are dear to me, winning a true smile with the efforts that I have done especially for them, and maybe a miracle will happen that I get a clear head and direction on my next shenanigan, I mean adventure! Life is good.
In Question on December 26, 2016 at 3:34 PM
I’ve witnessed my mother die with cancer at 58, the first cancer in my family. My father died with a sudden heart attack at 49. Then there is I at 36, suffering of discontentment in life, out of focus, and the drive to live like it’s my last day.
Life can be taken away in a blink of an eye or it feels like forever when you wait for it to happen. How many times have I begged I wanted to die? How many times did my enemies wished that I am dead? And yet here I am, alive, breathing with so many possibilities if I intend to take it.
What do I want to accomplish? A lot, and yet my drive to do it is missing. Where is my will to exist and be great? Why is my resistance of greatness defeats me right now? I crave for excitement, joy, and accomplishment; but I fall short.
How do get reborn?
In Article on December 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Given a chance, I would prefer to live in a place that won’t make me sweat. Dubai may be hot but since all establishments are equipped with air conditioning unit, I am perfectly comfortable to live here and have been for more than 8 years.
Last June of 2016, I was in Bali for 3 days to celebrate my 36th birthday. It was a refreshing break from work despite the long flight.
Weirdly enough, I fall in love with Bali. I was sweating like a pig but I am enjoying myself. I’m not sure if it’s because of my birthday, or I was just happy to be away from work, or for the simple reasons that I have tried so many new things!
I’ve seen so much monkeys roaming around in a temple up close and left the temple unharmed. Oh those monkeys are ruthless if you’re a designated target. I saw shades and a single slippers in the surrounding meaning they’ve been stolen from a human being. My tourist guide walked ahead with a stick, just for protection.
I rode an elephant that could play the harmonica. I soaked my feet in an aquarium filled with tiny fish devouring my dead skin that made me feel petrified for the whole ordeal. I found wonderful shops to buy clothes. But most of all, the beach waves was majestic and soothing.
I recommend, go travel and have new experience. It will light up your life and cut through the boredom. It will give you a new taste of inspiration that will equip you with your life’s journey.
In List, Review on December 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM
I was in Australia this September and October of 2016 to survey if the country is a place I would like to settle in while visiting family and friends too who were trying to persuade me to move.
- People in Australia know how to chill. It is a country that is both progressive and relaxed. People really utilize the park for unwinding.
- Progressive and yet homeless people are present that actually scared me a little, alarmed not to even interact with them. I don’t understand their ordeal and I am not ready to understand it.
- Shops close early and that makes me sad.
- It is populated by various Asians so Asian restaurants were quite rampant.
- The airport field is refreshingly beautiful with the natural trees and green grasses.
- I believe that the food and wine made in Australia are clean and well made.
- There is not much in the news because there is not much crimes going on.
- TV shows are filled with shopping episodes.
- There are so many beautiful places to see, both current and historical.
- It is a good country for a family because it takes care of its citizen.
I don’t party a lot but having said that I still prefer to live in a country with cities that lit up at night not necessarily that doesn’t sleep. Australia right now is too relaxed for my taste.
In Journal on December 26, 2016 at 12:53 PM
I thought I am truly worried for my sister who doesn’t have a stable job, just recently gave birth, and married a man who cannot afford to buy milk for his new born baby. I am furious and angered that her family life is poor.
It is not easy but I am learning to let these facts go and see it in a different perspective. She is meant to be a mother and I couldn’t compare it with my path because I am career driven with different priorities.
What if my nephew will turn out to be amazing and needed to be borne exactly at this time to make the divine plan works? I’ll never know, but I must know that it is not right that I judge her life choices. I have to let her live her life as I live mine.
In Journal on December 25, 2016 at 7:15 AM
Christmas is because of the beautiful birth of men’s savior Jesus. God so love the world that He gave His only Son to become human.
In my own way I’ve got to spent it with my sister, greeted my relatives and friends abroad via Facebook, prepared a feast, open presents, laughing out loud and tearing up watching old Christmas movies, and above all remember how blessed I am that I am purely love, unconditionally by God.
May this day be as magical as you’ve never expected to enjoy the fantastic surprises! Don’t look at the imperfections, or the plans that didn’t go well, be at peace and let it be. Enjoy the moments because it’s only the eve and the whole Christmas Day that we get to be festive and have reasons to be in touch with everyone with extra good cheers then we wait for another 364 days to pass.
I did have my boundaries and intend to have things the way I’ve wanted but for this Christmas I pray love for everyone without any walls but simply spreading good intentions.
Have a very merry Christmas! 😉