Writing 101 – Commit to a Writing Practice

Prompt #3: “Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? The twist – You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you, but we recommend a minimum of fifteen uninterrupted minutes per day”.

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Oh, my! As a music freak, this prompt made me smile, but the twist for the prompt is such a turn off (15 minutes, are you kidding me?). I presumed mostly because, song lyrics and its meanings has so much impact towards my emotion, as if my whole life could fit into one single lyric or that one song could transport you to a thousand memories.

Every time when words fail me, I use music to speak. I use songs for the words that I am afraid to say, or feelings that can’t be described.  When I need to be isolated from the distraction (even at work), I always have a headphone with me, and when travelling, an iPod in my hands. Music gets your mind off from everything else and I enjoyed being alone – listening to the melodies in my own world.

So here are the 3 songs I could think of on the fly, and within the given time of 15 mins.

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All is Dream and Everything is Real.

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“Hey girl, what happened to your blog? It seems that I have not been getting any new stories so far. Is everything okay on your end?”

That was a wake up call for me.

The conversation came from someone whom I barely spoken to, and when I was being asked that question, my mind was instantly switched off. I went completely blank. It felt like I was being hit by a train with unavoidable crashes. And I wasn’t quite sure what exactly happened, but I assumed it will later become a mess.

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Year in Review – 2013

It took me practically half of my weekend to flare up with this post. One thing for certain, the time was spent to recall old times and leafing through things that come to pass within a year; be that as it may, it is much easier to recap for I have the moments written down, and sharing them unhesitatingly all across the globe.

In Dec-2012, I wrote a simple, but precise manifesto. I reviewed my list once more and marked it in red for those that I did not achieve (or I may partly achieve it but without absolute fulfillment from the outcome). Next, I marked green for things which I can proudly tell myself, that I have accomplished the mission altogether.

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Months in Review: September 2013

Many may have guessed that I’d possibly neglected the blog after being away for a brief period. The actual fact is however kind of true, but it wasn’t particularly my intention. It was the more-than-10-hours pile of office work. It was the time of juggling too many things beyond your control.

At present moment, a pinch of tweak for the monthly review. September wasn’t a superior productive month, but had in turn of interesting event.  I’ll start with the good ones.

The Miraculous Event.

On 22-Sept evening, we stuck around for 2 hours at the Helipad Sepang International Circuit parking lot. Nearly hundreds surrounded the open space area waiting at the entrance gate. Precisely at this point of time, the long wait wasn’t so rigorous, especially when all the exhaustion was drained for The Killers, performing live in Malaysia for the first time ever.

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