Monday, June 29, 2009

Pianist's Keys

I've recently discovered how I like things that are black and white. Without realising it, the Giant Panda has become my favourite animal and the piano has always been my favourite instrument. I've always had the desire to learn how to play it but I was never able to find the time. So instead, I'm quite content with listening to others with the blessed talent play it.

I was listening to the Chinese pianist Lang Lang play the other day and, while I was half-asleep, ended up writing a rather short poem about it. I'm not even sure if it makes much sense, having been half-asleep and all, but I don't particularly like to change my poems once they've been completed. And I'm so nice, that I'll be more than happy to share it with those who would like to take a glimpse at it. =] Do tell me if you like it ^.^

Pianist's Keys
Written, of course, by the one and only: Miori

The tunes of your solo
Capture every breath I take.
I'm never more aware of my own heartbeat
As it hums the melody you produce.
Harsh and delicate,
Grave and cheerful,
Black and white,
My soul yearns to sing with you.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Little Ones

I don't want to sound mean or anything, but sometimes I just don't like children. Quite seriously. They can ruin some rather fun experiences. Like watching movies. Ugh...children in a movie theatre >.<

I love children actually...but it's really hard when you've got like 50 of them all over the place making noise! I went to watch Up last Saturday (which was quite nice, but would've been nicer in 3D) and, of course, there were children all over the place. At one point there was this boy screaming "Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Mummy!" non-stop. It was so distracting. There I was sitting quietly with my friends trying to enjoy the movie and there are children screaming things all over the place while their parents are making loud "shush"ing sounds, telling the little ones to be quiet. Of course, they didn't listen.

Comparing that experience to being at the drive in while it's teeming with children is a little hard. I guess, if you think about it, the drive in isn't as bad since you're not in a small boxed in room with them. On the other hand, they have the freedom to run wild like the little hyperactive creatures they are. Running between cars, climbing in and out of windows, climbing up onto the roofs of their pick ups and SUVs (getting in the way of the screen).

It's not fun for other people sitting in their vehicles who aren't comfortable having children run all over the place and are just trying to enjoy the movie! =(

I probably just sound selfish and hateful towards children. I hope not. I love children...but not >50 uncontrollable ones at a time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

For the Dads...

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!

I wonder...why does Mother's Day get so much advertisement and promotion while Father's Day has much much less? Or is that just in Barbados?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life, Love & Dreams

I've been taking my time reading this amazing book, entitled "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. I had heard so much about it in various places and through various people. The basic gist of it all was this "It's a wonderful book. It's truly inspiring."

I just had to read the book for myself but I couldn't remember seeing it in the bookstore here before. One random day, I decided to browse the bookstore and see what was around and I found one single copy of The Alchemist. Unfortunately, at the time I didn't have much money on me so I couldn't make the purchase. Of course, I returned just hours later, to buy it.

It didn't cost too much and it was smaller than I expected, having less than 200 pages. If I had the time, I could finish the book in just a few hours. Instead, I chose to take my time reading it whenever I could find the time between classes, work and other responsibilities.

So far, I have been really enjoying it. I can understand why people love this book so much and why it's sold so well. It truly is inspiring.

For anyone who hasn't read it, read it! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

A book about life and love and dreams. It's definitely one of my favourites.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I feel like I haven't made an entry in a really long time! Almost two weeks actually =o I've been wanting to make an entry earlier but I couldn't think of anything to post about since all I've got going on with me right now is summer school...boring old summer school. So much work I'm getting, it feels like normal school! >.<

Tonight I went to the drive in with my Mom and watched Obsessed and The International. She still hasn't watched my much loved movie of the summer so far: Star Trek. So, I told her that we're going to the theatre tomorrow to watch it! =D

Obsessed was pretty alright. Straightforward plot. Easy to follow. I can't quite say the same for The International. I must admit, I got a slightly different idea of the movie plot from the trailer I watched. It started off nicely and was going well until the interesting became long and dragged out. And I was not at all satisfied with the way it ended either. Not to mention, the ending felt a little rushed somehow. Like they squeezed a good set of juice at the beginning and managed to scrape off the top nearing the end. =\ I just wasn't too pleased with it after awhile.

Well that's about it from me. Keeping things short and sweet! =] 
Until next post!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Weekend in NY

So, as many of you know, I went to New York just last weekend for about four days over the long weekend we had here in Barbados. I haven't made an earlier post about it, mainly because I've been feeling really busy with stuff: classes, assignment...beach =P Although, I haven't actually been in sea in...probably about a year or more (sad considering how close the beach is) so I just had to go!

I'm missing NY already! The weather there was wonderful. The temperatures were just perfect. I came back home and all I could do was sweat in the heat. Insane! I wish I could've stayed there would've been great! I heard on the radio that it was
 like 37°C, an incredibly large difference from the 23°C (18°C at night) that I was enjoying.

I was happy to have a change from the food I always eat here. Just had some of the usual food when I go to New York: Chinese food. Real Chinese food. Not the fake little chow mein, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken rubbish that's called Chinese food and sold in this country. Real chinese food.
Pic from Dec 2008. Chinese food! Yum!

We went upstate to this really awesome place called Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It was insanely HUGE! Obviously, it wasn't anywhere near possible to look through all the stores. In fact, it wasn't even possible to look through all the stores in just 1 section (there were 5 sections). Hundreds of stores and we just chose a few. We were there for over 2 hours, spent loads of money and went into 6 stores or so.
A map of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

So during my stay, generally what my Mom and I did was shop, eat, got our hair cut, and we both got the things we ordered and shipped to my Uncle's house. One of the things I had shipped to his house awesome new Macbook Pro 17"!

Isn't it lovely?

That's about the gist of my trip. Not much. But I enjoyed myself and that's all that matters. =]