Sunday Poser #91 – Music Playlists


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A Photo a Week Challenge: Work


Photo shot with Sony Nex-5T at ISO 160, f/4.5, 1/100 second.

Location: Union Station, Ogden, Utah.

A Photo A Week Challenge

Light Green – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


Here are some photos I took during my road trip to Capitol Reef this past weekend. Enjoy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Man with Flute – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


Week 5 topics include guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc.  Continue reading “Man with Flute – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge”

100 Word Wednesday: Backpacking


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Scattered on his bedroom floor were a backpack, at least six cameras, portable hard-drives, headphones, and a couple of batteries. Continue reading “100 Word Wednesday: Backpacking”

100 Word Wednesday: The other side of a Star


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As TJ listened to the crowd’s cheering, he bowed his head and closed his eyes. Continue reading “100 Word Wednesday: The other side of a Star”

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Castaway


“I wanna be a castaway
And leave the world behind
Take a tropic holiday
Say goodbye to keeping time
Wasting away down by the coast
Pacifico and chasing lime
Easy living down in paradise” Continue reading “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Castaway”

Song A Day Challenge – Day 5


About a week ago, I was tagged by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash for the Song A day challenge. Thanks again, Deb for tagging me for the challenge. Continue reading “Song A Day Challenge – Day 5”

Song A Day Challenge – Day 4


About a week ago, I was tagged by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash for the Song A day challenge. Thanks, Deb, I hope to delight you and my readers with a song for the remaining 2 days. Continue reading “Song A Day Challenge – Day 4”

Song A Day Challenge – Day 3


About a week ago, I was tagged by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash for the Song A day challenge. Thanks, Deb, I hope to delight you and my readers with a song for the remaining 3 days. Continue reading “Song A Day Challenge – Day 3”

Song A Day Challenge – Day 2


About a week ago, I was tagged by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash for the Song A day challenge. Thanks, Deb, I hope to delight you and my readers with a song for the remaining 4 days. Continue reading “Song A Day Challenge – Day 2”

Song A Day Challenge – Day 1


About a week ago, I was tagged by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash for the Song A day challenge. Thanks, Deb, I hope to delight you and my readers with a song for the next 5 days. Continue reading “Song A Day Challenge – Day 1”

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Gifted Pianist


At the age of one, her voice was cruelly stolen from her. Continue reading “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Gifted Pianist”

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Song from the Heart


Wallet stolen, he dragged his suitcase out of the train station with no way of getting to his next destination. Continue reading “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Song from the Heart”

Full of Memories


Whenever I am playing this song, I feel like I am drifting back to the days when I would Continue reading “Full of Memories”

Piano Progress #4


It’s been a long while since I have updated on my piano progress. Almost three months, wow?! Continue reading “Piano Progress #4”

Piano Progress #3


Piano ProgressWow, so it’s been almost a month since I shared my piano progress. Continue reading “Piano Progress #3”

Piano Progress #2


Piano ProgressWell, it’s been almost a month since I began playing the piano again after 9 years and so far, I think it’s having a good effect on me. My memory is beginning to improve, my typing is getting faster, and I’m happier. 🙂

I’m making my way through the piano book which I used to learn to play the piano the first time and so far, it’s going fine. I’m already learning Amazing Grace, which is the last song in the book. I’m an overachiever, I learn the hardest song first. Besides, I used to play Amazing Grace a hundred times a day, so it shouldn’t take long for my tiny fingers to relearn the song.

Anyway, last time, I said three of my favorite songs to play on the piano 9 years ago are Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, and Scarborough Fair. I guess you can call them my childhood anthems. Well, I’ve mastered all three songs! Scarborough Fair was the toughest of the three. It took me a week to get my hands to play the right notes. The eighth note really messes me up. No matter, I got it at last. I just kept humming and playing until my fingers played the correct notes.

Here is the recording of me playing Scarborough Fair. I decided to use the “vibe” setting on my electric piano just because I think it sound better than the piano.

I’m not sure if the sound will be loud enough. I tried to reduce a little of the noises in the background but unsuccessful. I’ve also been trying to find a way to connect the piano to my computer so the recording will come out clearer and the background noise will be reduced to a minimum but as you might have guessed, school’s been super busy. Maybe later.

Thanks for reading.

Piano Progress #1


Piano ProgressSo it’s been about a week since I got my new (old) electric piano and so far, I’ve been playing it a lot and I think I’m improving quite quickly based on the fact that I haven’t played in almost a decade. My mom says I shouldn’t praise myself too much. She thinks praising oneself is bad but who cares. Sometimes, a little praise can go a long way.

I guess what they say it’s true though. “It’s just like getting back onto a bicycle.”  I got my old piano book back from my friend last weekend and so far, although my fingers are still not as flexible as they should be, I can already play one of my three favorite songs from the book.

Here is me playing the song: Greensleeves. It is one of my favorites and one of four songs that I used to play a lot. The other three are Auld Lang Syne, Scarborough Fair, and Canon in D.  Now that I’ve started playing again, I couldn’t stop humming those songs. It’s crazy!

It took me many tries before I got it down perfect, by the way. Every time, it was either a single note or a single chord that messed up the entire recording. I curse my bad memory and lack of confident fingers. It’s beginning to feel calming once again and I hope that by playing the piano, it will help ease my anxiety and at the same time, spark and flourish my imagination and creativity.

Daily Prompt – Flourish

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 25 – Music


It’s been too long since I’ve participated in this challenge and I am so excited because I finally have something to show for the topic of music. Continue reading “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 25 – Music”

A-Z Challenge 2016: Z for Zen


Zen Quote

“Not thinking about anything is zen.” It may sound easy but you have no idea how difficult it is to sit there and no think. Continue reading “A-Z Challenge 2016: Z for Zen”

A-Z Challenge 2016: T for Try


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Well, I just had perhaps the most frustrating week ever. Continue reading “A-Z Challenge 2016: T for Try”

A-Z Challenge 2016: N for Nature


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Welcome to another Saturday. Can you believe it? We’re at the letter N already and one of my finals is in 5 days. Since I’ve been doing a quote and a song for the past two Saturdays, I’ll do the same today except I’ll feature one more quote before we move to the music.

Reading this quote just makes me want to dream. It makes me feel obsessed about going on an adventure, to go on a hike, to embrace nature. *sigh* Just wish the weather would cooperate.

Nature quote 1

Meanwhile, this quote makes me feel serene. I am someone who enjoys the earth’s music very much. It’s very relaxing and calming for the mind. Just listen.

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