Listening to Oscar Peterson’s beautiful “Love Ballade”
Happy Sunday 🙂
That’s the thing about life;
It is fragile, precious and unpredictable
and each day is a gift, not a given right.
삶은 그런 것 중 하나입니다.
깨지기 쉽고, 소중하며, 예측할 수 없으며
매일 주어진 선물이지, 주어진 권리가 아니라는 것.
A bit of life advice from Hol:
It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens.
I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts.
That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.
I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life. I am happy.. I owe that to my loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.
I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared – I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability.. Except when I want to talk about it and it is treated like a ‘taboo’ topic that will never happen to any of us.. That’s been a bit tough. I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.
I have dropped lots of my thoughts below as I have had a lot of time to ponder life these last few months. Of course it’s the middle of the night when these random things pop in my head most!
Those times you are whinging about ridiculous things (something I have noticed so much these past few months), just think about someone who is really facing a problem. Be grateful for your minor issue and get over it. It’s okay to acknowledge that something is annoying but try not to carry on about it and negatively effect other people’s days.
Once you do that, get out there and take a freaking big breath of that fresh Aussie air deep in your lungs, look at how blue the sky is and how green the trees are; It is so beautiful. Think how lucky you are to be able to do just that – breathe.
It is so beautiful. Think how lucky you are to be able to do just that – breathe.
You might have got caught in bad traffic today, or had a bad sleep because your beautiful babies kept you awake, or your hairdresser cut your hair too short. Your new fake nails might have got a chip, your boobs are too small, or you have cellulite on your arse and your belly is wobbling.
Let all that shit go.. I swear you will not be thinking of those things when it is your turn to go. It is all SO insignificant when you look at life as a whole. I’m watching my body waste away right before my eyes with nothing I can do about it and all I wish for now is that I could have just one more Birthday or Christmas with my family, or just one more day with my partner and dog. Just one more.
I hear people complaining about how terrible work is or about how hard it is to exercise – Be grateful you are physically able to. Work and exercise may seem like such trivial things … until your body doesn’t allow you to do either of them.
I tried to live a healthy life, in fact, that was probably my major passion. Appreciate your good health and functioning body- even if it isn’t your ideal size. Look after it and embrace how amazing it is. Move it and nourish it with fresh food. Don’t obsess over it.
Remember there are more aspects to good health than the physical body.. work just as hard on finding your mental, emotional and spiritual happiness too. That way you might realise just how insignificant and unimportant having this stupidly portrayed perfect social media body really is.. While on this topic, delete any account that pops up on your news feeds that gives you any sense of feeling shit about yourself. Friend or not.. Be ruthless for your own well-being.
Be grateful for each day you don’t have pain and even the days where you are unwell with man flu, a sore back or a sprained ankle, accept it is shit but be thankful it isn’t life threatening and will go away.
Whinge less, people! .. And help each other more.
Give, give, give. It is true that you gain more happiness doing things for others than doing them for yourself. I wish I did this more. Since I have been sick, I have met the most incredibly giving and kind people and been the receiver of the most thoughtful and loving words and support from my family, friends and strangers; More than I could I ever give in return. I will never forget this and will be forever grateful to all of these people.
It is a weird thing having money to spend at the end.. when you’re dying. It’s not a time you go out and buy material things that you usually would, like a new dress. It makes you think how silly it is that we think it is worth spending so much money on new clothes and ‘things’ in our lives.
Buy your friend something kind instead of another dress, beauty product or jewellery for that next wedding. 1. No-one cares if you wear the same thing twice 2. It feels good. Take them out for a meal, or better yet, cook them a meal. Shout their coffee. Give/ buy them a plant, a massage or a candle and tell them you love them when you give it to them.
Value other people’s time. Don’t keep them waiting because you are shit at being on time. Get ready earlier if you are one of those people and appreciate that your friends want to share their time with you, not sit by themselves, waiting on a mate. You will gain respect too! Amen sister.
This year, our family agreed to do no presents and despite the tree looking rather sad and empty (I nearly cracked Christmas Eve!), it was so nice because people didn’t have the pressure of shopping and the effort went into writing a nice card for each other. Plus imagine my family trying to buy me a present knowing they would probably end up with it themselves.. strange! It might seem lame but those cards mean more to me than any impulse purchase could. Mind you, it was also easier to do in our house because we had no little kiddies there. Anyway, moral of the story- presents are not needed for a meaningful Christmas. Moving on.
Use your money on experiences.. Or at least don’t miss out on experiences because you spent all your money on material shit.
Put in the effort to do that day trip to the beach you keep putting off. Dip your feet in the water and dig your toes in the sand. Wet your face with salt water.
Get amongst nature.
Try just enjoying and being in moments rather than capturing them through the screen of your phone.
Life isn’t meant to be lived through a screen nor is it about getting the perfect photo.. enjoy the bloody moment, people! Stop trying to capture it for everyone else.
Random rhetorical question. Are those several hours you spend doing your hair and make up each day or to go out for one night really worth it? I’ve never understood this about females 🤔.
Get up early sometimes and listen to the birds while you watch the beautiful colours the sun makes as it rises. Listen to music.. really listen. Music is therapy. Old is best.
Cuddle your dog. Far out, I will miss that.
Talk to your friends. Put down your phone. Are they doing okay?
Travel if it’s your desire, don’t if it’s not.
Work to live, don’t live to work.
Seriously, do what makes your heart feel happy.
Eat the cake. Zero guilt.
Say no to things you really don’t want to do.
Don’t feel pressured to do what other people might think is a fulfilling life.. you might want a mediocre life and that is so okay.
Tell your loved ones you love them every time you get the chance and love them with everything you have.
Also, remember if something is making you miserable, you do have the power to change it – in work or love or whatever it may be. Have the guts to change. You don’t know how much time you’ve got on this earth so don’t waste it being miserable. I know that is said all the time but it couldn’t be more true.
Anyway, that’s just this one young gals life advice. Take it or leave it, I don’t mind!
Oh and one last thing, if you can, do a good deed for humanity (and myself) and start regularly donating blood. It will make you feel good with the added bonus of saving lives. I feel like it is something that is so overlooked considering every donation can save 3 lives! That is a massive impact each person can have and the process really is so simple.
Blood donation (more bags than I could keep up with counting) helped keep me alive for an extra year – a year I will be forever grateful that I got to spend it here on Earth with my family, friends and dog. A year I had some of the greatest times of my life.
..’Til we meet again.
해외에 있으면서 가장 궁금했던 프로그램… 팬텀싱어 2. 🙂
귀국후 시간이 부족해서 아직 모든 에피소드를 다 볼 수는 없었지만, 경연 초반의 김주택 바리톤과 안현준 아나운서의 듀엣곡 “L’ultima Notte” 을 들으며 갈채를 보낸 다음으로, 감동을 깊게 받은 곡이 생겼다. 안드레아 보첼리 원곡으로, 고우림, 조민규, 배두훈의 /트레피톤/이 부른 “Dell’Amore Non Si Sa”. 아름다운 곡 덕분에 베이스 고우림씨 팬 한 명 추가.. 🙂
2. Dell’Amore Non Si Sa
Yvette’s Music Playlist #20170815
I just got back from the gym – been listening to Alan Walker’s music during my entire 2 hr workout session. I still remember the day when I first listened to “Faded.” I was shocked, and astonished by its elegantly melodic, sensational sounds and the beat.. and got instantly hooked. What surprised me the most as I began researching about the song was that this brilliant piece of music was composed by a young man who had just turned 18 … (seriously…!?@) Alan Walker deserves every respect for brining out such an amazing piece of creativity out of him. I’m even having my parents listen to it. #lovehismusicsomuch #AlanWalker 🙂
우연히 듣자마자 흠뻑 빠져버린 앨런 워커의 음악들… 아직도 처음 Faded 를 접한 순간을 잊을 수가 없다. 오늘은 2시간 운동을 하며 내내 앨런 워커와 함께…. 🙂 탁월한 창조물은 그 형태가 무엇이던 살아 꿈틀거리는 생명체처럼 광대한 에너지를 주변에 전파한다. 마치 창조자의 무한한 세계를 듣는 이들에게 전달이라도 하듯… 오늘처럼 비오는 날 스스로를 motivate하기에 적격이었던 곡. 새로운 음악 접하시는 것을 즐기시는 아빠에게도 이 곡을 소개하자, 여자 보컬의 음색이 너무 좋다며 푹 빠지셨다. 세대와 나이, 인종과 문화를 뛰어넘는 탁월한 음악을 창조해 낸….
다시 듣고 또 들어도 대단한 앨런 워커의 음악들. 🙂
I finished jogging last night, and listened to one of my favorite old chinese singers, Teresa Teng’s music during cool down looking at the Han River. It was such a romantic evening… so the music, the last shade of sunset, moon reflected on the river, and the gentle summer breeze… all made my day just perfect. 🙂
Yes.. it is such an oldie.. but her music always touches and calms my heart. Maybe its her gentle soul. Love her voice, the poetic lyrics and its timelessness… 🙂 #20170726
Teresa Teng – Dan yuan ren chang jiu
Faye Wong – Dan yuan ren chang jiu
Teresa Teng – Goodbye my love
Teresa Teng – The moon represents my heart
페이스북과 유튜브에서 엄청난 조회수와 댓글을 자아낸 웹드라마 시리즈~ [연플리] 🙂
요즘 썩 끌리는 드라마도 없고… 시간이 없어서 TV를 잘 보지 못했는데, TV보다 더 스토리가 재밌는 웹드라마를 발견했다. 🙂 이 짧은 영상안에 자신이 하고자 하는 이야기를 제대로 담아서 멋진 스토리를 담아낸 작가도 작가이지만… 남자 주인공, 여자 주인공 모두 너무도 매력적이라 자꾸 생각나게 되는 드라마. 거기에 감미로운 음악까지… =) 순수한 학창시절의 풋풋한 사랑이 그대로 느껴지는… 수줍고 예쁜 사랑의 시작. 덕분에 함께 설레일 수 있어서 다음 에피소드가 기대된다. 곧 브라운관에서도 볼 수 있기를… 🙂
….라고 적고 구글을 검색해보니 6월 중순부터 JTBC에서도 방송을 시작~ JTBC 연플리 방송 뉴스
아..! 역시.., 좋은 스토리를 알아보는, JTBC. 🙂
기대되는 #웹드라마 의 시대~ =)
#사랑이다가오는순간 #설레임 #작가