On TV series and movies

Lately, I have been sidetracked by TV series and movies. I guess this is what Netflix subscription did to me.

TV Series and movies are not as tedious with books as the level of imagination required is not that high (almost negligible) since most of the elements are presented visually.

Moreover, TV series and movies can add a bit of additional detail, magic or flair to a story after hearing how a line is delivered or how the actor plays out the role. A story may even be experienced differently if through these medium, such as Sherlock Holmes and Flipped.

Even my favorite line came from a TV series and not a book:

“We are all stories in the end. Make it a good one, eh?” – Doctor Who

Choosing one over the other, however, is personal preference. But, for me, it is also healthy is they coexist somehow.

For me, books, TV series and movies are all great sources of stories, on top of personal interactions. And, it is where everything boils down to… I am a big fan of stories.😀

In the end, I treasure each story regardless of source or details that I remember (my memory is not exactly top notch) but how it made me feel.

Now, time to get back to another story.

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To “you”

To the person who took these pictures,

I know you wanted me to post these pictures in my instagran but I know it deserves more.

Why? Simple: this is one of my best memories in the Myanmar and Laos trip we had.

It is not because this is the first time I rode a bicycle in a main road.

It is not because of the relief I felt after doing it.

It is because of “you.” You were encouraging, patient and never gave up on me.

There was always this belief in you that knew I could do it. And you made me believe I could do it.

So, I was able to do it.

Thank you.

So more than my instagram, I am keeping it in my cyber pensieve as my heart swells with joy whenever I see these.

Again, thank you for this memory.

Life has its twist and turns but I hope our friendship survives. I need more people like “you” in my life.

From,

The person in the pictures

Note: I learned to ride a bicycle only in early 2016. I have not ridden one for a long time, so this was quite a challenge.

First IPad post

Hopefully, I have found a solution to enable me to translate my thoughts into posts and eventually be stored in this Cyber Pensieve. Cluttered mind does not exactly feel good.

I (finally) decided to purchase an IPad (thanks to a friend who dropped by in the US recently).  I am new to Apple so there are still a lot of things to learn but my hope is that with this piece of portable technology, I will be able to clear my head from time to time. 

And, this one is a trial post. I am experiencing first hand how to type a post and so far enjoying it. 

Note to self, however, is that I need to find out how to turn off the sounds whenever I click. First IPad post and my hope is that there would be more to come.

Post made 09 May 2017

Note to self

Dear me,

 

Let us not enter 2017 with a frightened spirit and a heavy heart.  2016 was tough but we survived! A lot of things may not have gone our way, but there are still a lot of things to be grateful for.

2016 was a wonderful year full of adventures with two major milestones: diving in Tubbataha, Palawan and African safari in Tanzania.  Things we dreamed of that now came into fruition.  Bird watching also came in the picture as a new hobby this year – discovering a new way to appreciate God’s creation.  For through it all, we are firm believers that we live in a very beautiful and wonderful world.

It was also the year we journeyed back to Hogwarts, Oz and to other parts of the world through books.  Or, through time and space we journeyed accompanied by the Doctor and his companions.

If there is one thing I’d like you to remember: take time for yourself.  2016 was a great initial step towards this as we spent more time on things we love – handmade products, nature and exercise.  It is not selfish.

As 2016 comes to a close, let us hold on to the positive memories as we march forward full of hope. May 2017 be as wonderful, if not better, than 2016.

 

Love: yourself