Quotes, Uncategorized

Quote #7

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

So true, isn’t it? Some of us are just never content with what we have. We are always looking for new stuff AND people. I am not saying that we should not get new things or even develop relationships with new people. What I mean is that we tend to go after “new” people and materials while ignoring the ones we already have. We forget that they even exist. And when you lose them (referring to both materials and people), that is when you actually realize their value. By then, it is too late!! There is nothing that you could do but regret the times that you ignored them either intentionally or unintentionally. And when we actually do get new things or people, our happiness does not even last that long!! This is so sad! I would love to elaborate on this topic a little more but I have to call it a day. I have got a volunteering event to attend tomorrow morning.

Good night and Good morning, peeps!

Pomegranate Lover

 

 

Journal, Uncategorized

2017 Resolutions

Yup, it is that time of the year: stating one’s resolutions.

Here is my list in no particular order:

  1. Pray more and read more scriptures on a daily basis
  2. Learn at least two or three programming languages
  3. Make time to draw
  4. Stay on top of my studies
  5. Network
  6. Read and write more
  7. Stay healthy
  8. Exercise
  9. Be less credulous
  10. Start a research project of my own
  11. Participate in a career related club at school
  12. Be happy and enjoy life
  13. Don’t get too emotional/sentimental
  14. Be independent
  15. Do not be afraid to say NO
  16. Do not dwell in the past. Past is in the past. Enjoy the present and prepare for the future.
  17. BE CONSISTENT IN EVERYTHING THAT I DO, WHICH I BELIEVE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN LIFE.

I would love to hear yours!

A very happy new year to you all!!!

Cheers,

PomegranateLover

Book Reviews, Journal, Random, Uncategorized

Re: The Sprit Catches You and You Fall Down

I have just finished reading the above book. It is truly a very sad story!

To be honest, I did not actually read every single word in the book as I skipped some chapters that I couldn’t get myself to read, such as the background info of the Hmong people. (This tells me that I will have to start reading history books, to get used to reading histories!)

Has anyone of you read this book? It is terrifying! Regardless of what you might think of me later, let me say the following: After having read about Lia Lee (the child on the front cover), I am thankful for a lot of things in my life. I mean, think about it. We do not appreciate the blessing and fortunes that we have till we come across someone or someone’s story whose life was (or is) much harder than the ones we have lead or currently leading.

Let us forget about the the one who is actually going through difficult times, but think of the ones who have to watch their beloved ones suffer! Specifically, a mother who has to watch her child fighting to survive, how awful it must be for her to see her child that she gave birth to suffering from severe medical problems?! Just try to put yourself in her shoes (not literally) and think/feel from her perspective! It is agonizing!

I am not sure whether I would like to read the book again mainly due to the bad memories that this book brings back.

I would love to know about the feelings of those who have read this particular book! I am itching to discuss about it with the ones that have read it.

Oh, on a brighter note, I finally went to the library and got that Dicken’s novel (Great Expectations). I seriously need to read something that is light after having read the above book.

Well, happy reading and writing, y’all!

Journal, Random, Uncategorized

Hola!

Hello everyone,

Long time, no see! Don’t blame me, blame my studies!!! Seriously!

Anyway, hope you are all doing good!

I am not sure why but especially when finals are near, I pick up a book and start reading! Since my finals are 2-3 weeks away, I have indeed picked up a book (not literally, ebook) and started reading it. The book: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. I am enjoying it but I will have to admit that I sometimes get lost with keeping tracking of names and places mentioned. Its pretty sad! Have you guys heard of Lia Lee? Google it!

Also, I am on book hunt, well, hunting for another book. The one that I am reading now gets a little boring at times and so am looking for another to keep me interested. I am not even sure what I am looking for! Maybe, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. However, I would like to read it from an actual book, not an ebook. The libraries are closed due to holidays and so I will have to wait till Monday to get it. I just hope that I will have enough time to actually go to the library, search for it, and get it checked out. I know,  it IS  a SHAME that I still have not read this particular book!!!!! I hope to change that soon! I will definitely start and finish reading it before the end of 2016.

I have to get back to studying now!

I wil bug you all later!

Happy reading and writing, y’all!

Yours truly,

PomegranateLover

 

Journal, Uncategorized

Two Year Anniversary!

Wow! According to a notification I received, I registered on WordPress.com two years ago!! Isn’t that cool the the system keeps track of when we registered just to wish us?! I don’t know about you all but I find it pretty awesome! Impressive!

Thank you to my followers for uh following my randomly random thoughts! Thank you for staying with me even when I was MIA a few times! I sincerely appreciate that.

Yours truly,

Pomegranate Lover.

P.S. Happy reading and writing, y’all!!

Journal, Uncategorized

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

I have started reading the above book a few days ago and it is going well. I thought that I could get away with not having to use the dictionary (blame my laziness and eagerness to complete reading it) if I could try my best to get the meaning of some words from the context in which they are found but no luck. I have no idea why I even started with a complaint!

I think I like it but I am not sure because the story jumps from one scene to another in the past unexpectedly that it takes me some time to gather my bearings. I guess it is because that I am too immersed in it or the more logical fact is that I am kinda having trouble following the story. Don’t worry, I am not planning to shut it in the middle because I need the satisfaction of knowing that I will have read at least one book this year by the end of next week.

I just do not understand why the protagonist is even depressed! What? Her life? When exactly did her depression start? In New York? or in Boston after her trip to New York? What events, if any, instigated her descent into depression? What is the cause? So many questions!! I think I am going to read this book again sometime in the future, maybe not too soon. It irritates me.

Also, it is getting hard to enjoy reading books for I am getting stuck at observing the structure of the sentences, words used, the narrative tense, narration, point of view, etc to learn a thing or two about writing. It feels like I am just now learning to pay attention to details that I never even new existed before my love for writing came about. You know, just like an artist (regardless of their level of knowledge) that looks at art with both eyes out on a search for the details of the piece (trust me, I know), such as the medium, texture, drawing method, etc. while trying to feel the feelings and thoughts elicited by the piece. You just can’t look at a drawing of others (and, in this case, reading books) peacefully! There is no peace left for those who have become artists and for those who are interested in and love writing. I am sure you guys are know what I am talking about! 😉

Good Night,

Pomegranate Lover!

Have fun with whatever it is you guys are doing!

Journal, Uncategorized

Sleep has abandoned me!

12:33 AM

Supposed to be in bed but nope, not feeling it.

Not insomnia.

Just don’t feel sleepy.

Got classes tomorrow.

Tomorrow will definitely be a long day.

Looking forward to summer!

Cannot wait for this semester to be over.

Seriously in need of a break from school.

Will try and get back to sleep.

Good Night to those heading to bed and Good Morning to those about to start the day.

Catch you guys later,

Pomegranate Lover.

12:40 AM