Kreativ Blogger Award

I am grateful for the kind individuals who have been so kind as to nominate me for the awards over these 2 days. This time I’ll like to thank one of my favourite blog writers C.B.Wentworth, in fact she has  inspired me to keep up with writing! There’s always something fun happening on her site – stories, travels, art – do drop by!

Here are the rules:
1) Thank and link back to the awarding blog.
2) Answer the following 7 questions.
3) Provide 10 random factoids about yourself.
4) Pass it on to 7 deserving blogs.
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7 Questions
1. What’s your favorite song?
This is going to be difficult. While I wrote about a song recently, it isn’t really a favourite. I listen to a wide range of songs, so to list a few that I listen to almost every other day

“Separate Ways” by Journey
“Where Did Your Heart Go” by Wham
“I Need You To Fall” by Michael Bolton
“An Autumn Leaf” by Vitas
(quite a weird selection, I think…?)

2. What is your favorite dessert?
I’m so fickle I couldn’t decide. Bread Pudding maybe. Or Warm Chocolate Cake 🙂

3. What do you do when you’re upset?
I stare into the night sky, think, and write.

4. Which is your favorite pet?
Horses & dogs  mostly.

5. Which do you prefer? Black or White
Black.

6. What is your biggest fear?
Getting consumed by some strange sea-creature unknown to the world. Ok sounds silly but who knows what lives in the deep uncharted waters?

7. What is your attitude, mostly?
I like to call it ‘constructive discontent’. Or ‘constructive melancholy’. It helps me to think, strive to improve, and write. 🙂
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10 Random Factoids
1. I cannot resist singing the lyrics of songs I know to myself on most occasions.
2. My favourite cartoon is Winnie-the-Pooh (of the good old days!)
3. I sleep crazily few hours each day, I think I might develop some serious health problems.
4. Reading history is like second-nature – It doesn’t take much “memorising” as the common belief goes.
5. I play the piano.
6. I love the storyline of a little-known tv programme, Dragon Flyz and I remember every character’s name & their distinct features.
7. I am addicted to gaining new knowledge in various fields of studies, I’m like an information junkie.
8. I’ve watched ‘The Song of Lunch’ over and over again, and I think it is an absolutely clever production – brilliant in fact!
9. I can’t seem to keep my desk clutter-free for more than two days.
10. Not a fan of beaches.

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Passing the award on to…
1. A French Frye in Paris – a very interesting writer who shares his experience of leaving his life for a new beginning in France. Light-hearted, with a good lot of photos and there’s so much to learn!
2. Go Hvar – wonderful pictures about life in Hvar, covering the glorious food and views! Don’t miss this, you’ll almost wish you were right there after reading it!
3. The Dorset Rambler – because he documents his trips in the most detailed and pleasant manner, I sometimes wish I could do a better job in writing my travels. PS. He takes pictures that are almost magical to me! Everything is so beautiful!!
4.  WD Fyfe – he never fails to offer an interesting perspective to life and recent happenings – a great observer and definitely a great writer too!
5. A Detailed House – if you’re looking for great ideas to remake your house, this is where you must visit. Great ideas to consider and I learnt too, that my dream-house can become a reality too!
6.  The Blissful Adventurer – Michael writes about eating, drinking and travelling (everything I like!) and his posts never fail to bring a smile.
7. Gray Poet – his poems moves mountains, his words always so powerful. Through a time of suffering, this isn’t the most appropriate thing I can do, but he is still a genius I wish to give due credit and respect to.
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some day out of the blue

Ever had this one song that you listen to, over and over again, because every word in the lyrics seem to speak your mind?

This brilliantly-composed song touches the heart at every stage of life – people change, desires evolve, yet every word resonates with my feelings. A little melancholic but also hinting a slight tinge of hope. As the title says it all – “Some Day Out of the Blue”.

Again, without connections to the El Dorado storyline or animation (which I had enjoyed tremendously), technical discussion of music (again, which I regrettably failed to keep up with after attaining my music degree) or fan-fare for any individual, I look at this wonderful song as a layman. Due respect, I believe, should be given to a song that tells a great story.

So little is known, yet so much can be expected from the uncertainties of life. It really doesn’t matter when, where or how – there’s always someone we think of, someone we connect with miraculously, someone we care dearly for. And “someday out of the blue, in a crowded street or a deserted square, I’ll turn and I’ll see you”.

Sometimes people come and go. Sometimes, only memories stay. Mid-nights are always entitled to endless recollections of the past as I allow the past to re-visit as night falls.  “Here comes the night, here come the memories”.
I think of the people: How did I connect with this very person that I should never have known if not for a strange twist of fate? When was it that we last met and how have things changed in life? It all happened, “Not so long ago, seems like eternity”.
I think of the choices: What might have influenced me to make the choices that made me who I am today? Would it have been different? Hypothetical permutations of life don’t work well with me, given the millions of alternatives one could imagine on hindsight, and I do not purport that life will be better if I had not made the choices I have. But this doesn’t stop me thinking about my preferences and decisions. “We had it all, and watched it slip away. Where are we now? Not where we want to be”.
And since the past is set in stone, what more can we do?
I think of the future: What is lost might not be lost forever. I believe in the transience of life; people and opportunities come and go, sometimes, they come back. What is meant to be, will be. And just maybe, “Some day out of the blue, maybe years from now or tomorrow night, I’ll turn and I’ll see you, As if we always knew, Some day we would live again, some day soon”.

Some day, somewhere, somehow – something will change for the better – maybe in the future, maybe as you take your next step out of the door. As I think about the next steps in life, I guess this is what I have to share – Believe, and make the dream a reality.

What might your song be?