Heyy, can we stop and smell the flowers?

As I walk down my usual route in Greenfield District on the way home, it struck me- I wonder how many people take the time and observe what’s happening around them?

I looked up to the sky and saw the moon boasting its beauty in the night sky. I wondered how many people made an effort to stare at her grace every night. The round shaped heavenly body exuding lights in the middle of what seemed to be a never ending cave.

On my way to the bus stop, I sat down on (a low flat brick wall, really not sure HAHA) in front of a hotel and lit a cigar.

I saw few people also waiting for their buses, 1 couple on the left seemed to be arguing on something, like they can’t figure out if they’ll ride the next bus or not. The other couple on the right were talking sweetly about their day. I wonder if they even thought of staring at the sky just to admire its beauty.

At the hotel lobby was a restaurant with transparent wall glass, of course you could see the folks dining their hearts out. A group with 1 foreigner sitting seemed to be discussing something serious, like sports (since they were all boys). The other was an all-girl-squad about 30-40 years in age, their faces were lighter so (I assumed) that they were discussing about their husbands, 1 seemed to be single so she was listening hard to the conversation, probably getting tips from the tenured ones (LOL). I wonder if they ever noticed the beautiful energy bestowed by nature and heaven to earth.

I stared by the street and noticed the trees in the middle, swaying and dancing along with the light cold breeze.

I smelled the air and it gave a sign of weather change. That rain is coming, the damp cold smell of the air, the way it gives chill to my skin, it’s such a wonder how everything around us can communicate and give signs.

My eyes went to my shoes, and saw the pavement I was stepping on. He told me his age, that he was built 3 or 4 years ago. The marbles were still shiny in some parts, but mostly are covered with dirt and dust, it’s telling me that probably 90-100 people walks on him everyday. Little cracks can be seen with ants crawling in and out as they look for food (since it will rain, I hope I’m correct HAHA).

It’s a busy world, we all have our own lives and roles to fulfill everyday. Even if (some folks) may wish to stop time, it’s impossible. Buses will move and people will walk. But as we do our daily grind of being a zombie in the metro (or even in the province) it is clear that we still are somehow connected to the world- and we can’t neglect the energy around us, the beauty of HIS creation, the sunset and sunrise, the sun and moon, the clouds and the sky. The trees, the soil, the air we breathe. All these things that gives the energy and beauty of living the life we have now. All these BEAUTIFUL things are just so priceless.

We get so busy and tired with life that we forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Now I wonder if you felt the chance given to you tomorrow to appreciate the world we live in (not the technology or tall buildings whatsoever) as you end reading my write-up. Live, love..appreciate 🙂

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Playing the playlist, how awezum is AWEZUM

Those of you who have been reading my blog know that this is not the first time I’m writing about music. Although, this is not to share any subliminal messages from mainstream music but more of sharing the songs in my current playlist, why do I love these songs? I don’t know, music heals the soul. Never underestimate how music controls you, well yeah, that sounded creepy.

Let’s start with my music player!

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I am going crazy with my music streaming app, Deezer. To give everyone a background (I know, it’s popular and all that but here it goes)- it allows users to listen to music content from record labels including EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group on various devices online or offline, and based on my research; Deezer tops the music content in terms of variety and the number of songs (roughly around 20 million tracks). Cool right? IT IS.

Just like any other music streaming app, Deezer offers both free and premium subscriptions, the latter helps you download and play offline + no hassle unlimited next next next. All for PHP 183.00/month. Okay, moving on to the real real real topic. My playlist!

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Normally, I would download music per album, but since I follow my kinda QUOTE AND QUOTE, MINIMALIST approach in SOME things (too much disclaimer, ugh), my playlist is narrowed down to 2 stones- Silver (Indie vibes), which I try to explore new artists and songs and Gold (Interesting in my ears), more or less are mainstream pop songs but still limited to my own definition of an awezummm song.

Chadaan, as a twist from these gems (since I don’t want to be crowding this blog too much, and with so much traffic in the metro, whatt?), I’m sharing to you my 10 recent played music, I’ll die if anyone pushes me to rank and choose just 5, too difficult 😦

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Soo if this screenshot is not too visible, the music are as follows:

  1. 679- Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boys, Album: 679
  2. Into You- Ariana Grande, Album: Dangerous Woman
  3. Side to Side- Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, Album: Dangerous Woman
  4. Be Alright- Ariana Grande, Album: Dangerous Woman
  5. My Favorite Part- Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande, Album: The divine feminine
  6. My Favorite Part- Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande, Album: The divine feminine
  7. My Favorite Part- Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande, Album: The divine feminine
  8. My Favorite Part- Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande, Album: The divine feminine
  9. No Money- Galantis, Single
  10. Hollow- Tori Kelly, Album: Unbreakable smile

So as post mortem report (wow, very corporate, Dior!), izz insane, shifting from R&B hiphop to acoustic pop to house. It’ll show that 40% of what I recently played (which I’ve been repeatedly playing for the last 4 days of my earthly life) has been My favorite Part by Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande- I like it because it’s chill, it doesn’t trigger my happy hormones like to party and all- I sit down (or I walk or do stuff) and just enjoy a pure song with a good message, it talks about few things that I feel comes from the heart and I love it when music touches my..figure it out! HAHA.

On the other hand, Ariana Grande has overpopulated my deezer, well she’s a personal fave (equally with Tori Kelly). Vocal talent, A-okay! There’s just something bout, something bout her.

Wrapping this up, could you imagine a world without good music, I mean yeah yeah- old music, is still the greatest in my opinion- content wise, but few rare treasures can still be picked-up in this millennial era you just need to take time to google the lyrics (you’d feel if it’s not genuine or full of subliminal shiz and all that). It’s a sapio race!

 

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In the eyes of a Sphinx

Threatening the horizon, the blood moon talking to the star, calming it down.

The stars sending messages, painted the sky in rainbow slide where dogs go hide.

The moon so distant, picking up the dust, it is a command to float. The brink of the abyss lay on the road.

Could it be death, could it be adrenaline?

Balancing through an immeasurable chasm, is this a kill or could this be a skill?

Lost for sunset and sunrise, the thoughts of the moon floats in space and time.

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