BUM 003: On Taking Action

Boost-Up Monday episode 003

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

– William B. Sprague

Great Wall Of China by cescassawin
Great Wall Of China
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Who is William B. Sprague? Click HERE to find out.


Easy Fridays 002: The Cure’s Friday I’m In Love

Friday I'm in Love
Friday I’m in Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whew! Finally, it’s the last day of the workweek and I’m gearing towards a sort of busy weekend. Like what they said: There’s no rest for the wicked . . . and I AM the wickedest of them all. 

Anyway, vacillating between two songs to start-off the weekend was a dilemma that was solved as quickly as it presented itself.

There’s no better song to start the weekend than The Cure’s Friday I’m In Love — the ultimate soundtrack to the weekend.

So, without further ado, I bring you Robert Smith and his iconic guy liner-ed eyes and the rest of The Cure in one of my favorite The Cure songs.

Till next week!

When Depression Strikes

Stress Meter by Stuart Miles_FreeDigitalPhotos dot net
Stress Meter
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After watching a podcast that brought home a huge baggage that I never thought I’ve been carrying along for more than a year now, I wanted to be as candid with this post as I can. I mean, I’ve been writing this blog since 2012 and so far, I’ve shared and bared my soul naked for the world to see. So, this post (along with others in this blog), chronicles one of the darkest moments of my life.

Writing down my thoughts, opinions and what-nots have been a refreshing change in my outlook in life. It also helped me personally and brought about a resurgence of my passions and a holistic sense of self and life. It was more than I’ve expected when I experimentally created this blog.

Anyway, I thought once I’ve gone through the process of moving on from that devastating time in my life a year ago that I’m okay and everything’s forgotten. Then, after watching two surprisingly candid people rant about stepping out of your comfort zone, accepting yourself and making a dent in the universe definitely sparked some subliminal awareness that I’ve been denying what’s been hovering over my head for a year. Continue reading When Depression Strikes

Easy Fridays 001: The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys

Like the Boost-Up Monday segment, I’m introducing another weekly offering …

Because there’s nothing better than to start the weekend with a good bottle of wine or a 6-pack of icy cold beer, good food, great company, and of course, good soundtrack. Therefore, I’m going to share a song at the last day of the workweek that lifts me up or makes me ready for the weekend.

As an initial episode, I’m going to start with The Waterboys’ The Whole of The Moon

Mike Scott is alone on the album cover for The...
Mike Scott is alone on the album cover for The Whole of the Moon: the Music of Mike Scott and the Waterboys, a compilation album containing both Waterboys and Mike Scott solo material. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a Generation Straddler or some might call a millenial — someone who grew up in the eighties and nineties. As a result of this, I get to experience and love a whole range of musical genres/eras including New Wave. Most of the bands I’ve been following since I was in elementary school remained to be all-time favorites; they survived the test of time. Some bands — though — have faded into obscurity but left one really legendary song or two. For me, The Whole of the Moon is IT.

This song is simply timeless and lyrically poetic like most New Wave songs. Every time I listen to it, I tend to drift back to the past and just reminisce how easier life was despite my country being under martial law at that time.

Anyway, here it is . . . The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys.

Till next time!