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[1: 2,054 of 10,000] If The Beatles Becomes Jack Malik

In Article on February 26, 2021 at 9:53 PM

I’ve watched Yesterday and there are two striking moments that I enjoyed about the story.

The premise was Jack Malik seemed to be the only person who knew about The Beatles after a freak worldwide blackout. Spoiler alert coming! A big reveal suddenly showed there are two other people who still remembered The Beatles and they’ve confronted Jack that they knew who is he copying from. He was so scared that they will get him arrested for claiming the genius of The Beatles only for them to say, “Well, we just wanted to say thank you, that’s all. We three seem to be the only ones who remember, and we can’t sing, so we just wanted to say, thanks very much. It’s just lovely to hear the songs. A world without The Beatles is a world that’s infinitely worse. Use it well.”

It was a beautiful surprise, it wasn’t accusative, but simply opening a space for appreciation by people who remember what’s true. The fame, money and influence weren’t the aim, but the embracing the pureness and be in awe of the art. I remembered in college, someone from another university copied my original poem and published it in their literary folio, and when I saw it, I just chuckled, flattered, and now I have a new appreciation that I hope someone got inspired reading the words. The world needs generosity, yes it is still right to give credit to whom it’s due, but there’s more if an art is freely shared because it’s an expression of our Soul.

The movie ends with Jack living a simple life with the love of his life and their two children. He was honest of himself that his genius isn’t about claiming the work of others but being true to who he is. I myself do love the comfortable life, I’m scared of starting over to pursue a creative career, I question if will I strongly and forever connect and co-create with my muse so the work that will be produced through me matters to awaken my fellow beings, and yet I know if I don’t live that in this lifetime then I’m depriving my Spirit to freely express its most authentic Self.

[1: 2,026 of 10,000] 229 Hours, 56 Sessions, 3 Months

In Drawing on November 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM

I am following a French artist, Thierry Duval, in Instagram and witness several posts about the city of Krems an der Donau done in watercolor come to life in a sunset setting.

It took him 229 hours, 56 sessions, and 3 months to show up with his skills to complete a project that inspiring the woman in me who was just watching in awe and grateful to the magic of creativity.

I am fascinated with watercolor, I’ve attempted that art form but never been producing the works that I imagine I could do. Anything that I want to be good at takes time, takes discipline to keep doing it, takes courage to be not afraid of people’s personal opinion, and the most important is I do it because it simply gives me pure pleasure.

[1: 1,834 of 10,000] What Picture Sums Up My Rome Visit?

In Article on December 24, 2016 at 1:10 PM

There is only one place that I absolutely adore that could sum up my recent visit in Rome and it’s the Trevi Fountain.


Being there seeing the gigantic well-made baroque sculptures (oh by the way everything in Rome is done in big scale, or as one Roman tourist guide from the colosseum said, ‘we did it better than anybody else’), the real and clear refreshing water, and all the tourists surrounding it with delight painted on their faces made this a worthy visit. Not to forget, even magical seeing one by one throw coins to make a wish!

Fun facts:

  1. The fountain was completed in 1762 after 30 years of construction.
  2. 3,000 euro coins are thrown daily, collected daily and used to subsidized a supermarket for Rome’s needy.
  3. In January 2013, Fendi, sponsored a 20-month thorough restoration of the fountain for a value of 2.2 million euros (it’s one good use from luxury items purchase). Fendi also held one spectacular fashion show at the fountain on its 90th anniversary.

Like the peaceful feeling I get from watching and hearing waves from Bali, I get the same sense of wonder and peace only here added with receiving so much inspiration knowing that men, very creative men, did this.

[1: 1,507 of 10,000] Marble’s Magnificence

In Article on June 24, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Marble in India

Do you marvel at marbles?

My sister is obsessed with good marble and it is starting to rub off on me.

Marble is usually in cold temperament, if I feel hot, it feels so good putting my palm on a marble table and absorbing all the coldness it could offer; but when I feel cold, I dare not touch it.

The photo I posted above is marble in its natural state found in India. It’s magnificent, it’s vast, and don’t you find it such a treasure that these stones go on to be recreated into something so fine from making any construction accented in an elevated elegance or go to the hands of a Michelangelo to sculpt a glorious Pieta.

The rich resources are ever present to human and it is in our willingness to be part of the magic that complete the marvelous cycle. It’ll be amazing to be responsible and faithful to our talents! Hey, go on and be awesome!

[1: 1,471 of 10,000] In Love With Black & White Pictures

In Review on May 19, 2015 at 6:14 PM

BW Outdoor Photo

I am currently obsessed of black and white photos.

A photograph gets elevated into a step of elegance once a scene is transformed into hues of white, black, and different shades of grey.

It even suggests mystery and an invitation to our imagination to grasp its simplicity and to dig deeper if need be to imagine it in its real colours.

The old feelings gets invited too like a kiss from the past.

It makes me very poetic in every drum of my heart at a sight of a beautiful black and white photograph.

[1: 1,441 of 10,000] Visited Word Art Dubai 2015

In Photo on April 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

World Art Dubai

[1: 1,034 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

In Photo on May 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I had my first henna tattoo that would last for the next 7 days and I am quite fascinated with the pattern especially the one created for me got 2s in it (my favorite number). The one with hot pink nails are mine while my sissy owned the other.


Henna actually smells and it’s gives a little bit of pinch for sometime but bearable upon application. It’s one of the first times that I consider fun and worth trying.

[1: 437 of 10,000] So is William Shakespeare a sham?

In Article on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

When I read about The Daily Post prompt entitled “Do you think Shakespeare existed?” and going through the movie Anonymous – it was actually the first time wherein I learn that William Shakespeare’s reputation is being tainted with he didn’t actually write the great literature he was recognized and admired for.

If it’s true that someone really wrote those beautiful pieces then shame on the real writer who used another person for his magnificent work and shame on Shakespeare who claimed the glory of somebody – it would have been just better that the real writer used Anonymous or a pen name.

But come to think of it, it happened a long time ago and both persons no longer exist today. Are we really appreciating a great written piece based on the person who wrote it? Or are we going to appreciate its beauty and savor it? Do we really need to care if the real authors weren’t honest?

How about what if it was William Shakespeare all along and he was misjudged for his brilliance? I think shame on us for doubting him.

Maybe there are things that we’ll never really know but for now I am grateful that Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream existed and made me love arts, words, humor, tragedy, and romance. And for now, I thank William Shakespeare for it who proclaimed to be the by line.

Writers are brilliant people and they definitely have reasons for doing what they do and most of the time I hope it is for the honor of the art and not much about the pride he takes for himself. I know this last paragraph stirs eye rolling or invites smear and ridicule – so I say the two words again – I HOPE.