The lost voice 

Dear Chester Bennington, 

With what shall I say about you,

I’ve known none much of your music but yes, one thing I could always associate you with is your throat tearing vocal to the highest of the highest and to infinity and beyond.

I remember the days I made fun of your high screeching vocal ability because that is the only cue for me to recognize “Ah, that screeching singer guy has come finally” and I ignore but I ended up watching your entire music video. 
I have few songs of yours in my playlist. I have been playing those on loop for no reason for long as I remember. Which means I have to admit I grew listening to LP though I did not realize that till now.
Never thought the day would come I would say this but yes, Linkin Park will never be the same without your screaming, screeching high pitched voice. 
So, my dear Chester Bennington,
To me you will always be remembered as the guy with that high screech voice who was the catalyst for the band. Yes, I will miss your voice for sure.

Rest, is peaceful. 

Somewhere along the way I lost my path,

I belong somewhere; for sure I know

I miss those empty nights gazing at the moon with emptiness inside

I survive each day; but the voice inside me says, “but darling, you battle each day. You need to rest” – Yes, I miss those empty nights gazing at the moon with emptiness inside

To feel and do none itself is a blessing in disguise.

Weekly Photo Challenge *Graceful*

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This spot, caught my attention while I was in search of a Graceful image to post.

“A plant has a power to creep over with its vine yet, so gracefully done”.

Albeit this bike is old & remains untouched for years, the vine grew untamed & wild which had room to creep over the bike and remains still.

A little deep introspect of this image made me realize we are this still bike. And, often or sometimes we allow our vine of thoughts to creep over & enthrall our minds making us go numb

Simple as it may seem to cut off the creeper plant off the bike but, how simple would it be to remove the creeping thoughts off the mind? (A rhetorical question!)

 

– Submitting in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge 

Nostalgia! Those were the days ..

These are the images of my amateur photo work when I began to photograph 2 years back as a hobby. Little did I know, photography & the photo edits would become my full time work. As days progressed, I began participating in photo challenges hosted by various websites, Instagram & posted few on Facebook. This has taken me to a new level of confidence of my new skill in photography.

I began to notice things,

things that are of minute in its detail;

things that are often interpreted as mundane, boring & no beauty at all;

things that are ignored & dismissed as no novelty by a mere human eye;

–  I photographed all those mentioned above

 

Of recent, I have joined a corporate & my commitment to photograph & blogging has reduced over time. One night, I happened to go through my old picture works & its photo edits, realising how much I missed my blog & photography – I miss what I once enjoyed doing the most. These old pictures brought me back memories of sanity. The times I had no job, these were the “things” (as mentioned in the above points) that which had me sane & occupied.

Glad I came across WP’s Nostalgia Photo Challenge which gave me an opportunity to go through my archived photo work & enabling me to express my gratitude 🙂

 

 

 

 

From the archives!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!! Cannot believe today has been a year exact i wrote this article “life at work and life with life itself” dated on October 14, 2014!! This was my second writing & i remember how nervous i was to publish & make my writing go public. You can read about the article here.

My first blog writing was on October 7, 2014 which i wrote here regarding the types of writers.

Do read & let know what do you think!

Until then, see ya 🙂

weekly photo challenge – boundaries (4)

Hi again.. I’m usually not a person of many words but I have been feeling this urge to write something posting this picture.. Not sure what I must write though but there was a time I enjoyed writing and it felt so good and liberated. Overtime i stopped writing not because I was too busy or life’s demand took a toll on me but, I ran out of ideas and stuff and I became too idle. I even dreamt of becoming a writer.. But to write what is the question I had no answer.

Few of my good friends tried to put me back on track to write but, I simply lost interest & gave up writing .. I have been going through The Daily Posts different categories & various contests they conduct for each days & weeks keeping the participants’ skills alive .. So I decided why not let me try writing again. If it was my writing skills that made me create a WordPress blog account in the first place which later made me do amateur photography, maybe I could try and do both by posting a picture and write few lines about it. No pressure on myself to write as a must but just a thought to try something new to add life to my blogging skills. That’s all.

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For this picture I posted now “In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” I have no idea why this urge to post this picture and write same time but seemed appropriate to me for weekly photo challenge – boundaries.. I have already posted 3 photos for the week’s challenge. This will be my fourth and final photo for the challenge. I’ve been participating with excitement since I learnt of this challenge from October 2 onwards. Guess I will try to keep up with the daily posts and participate much as I can..

Click here for first entry for this week:  weekly photo challenge boundaries 1

Click here for the second entry for this week: weekly photo challenge boundaries 2

Click here for the third entry for this week: weekly photo challenge boundaries 3

Oh and by the way, my blog has completed its 1 year anniversary on October 7.

A BIG thank you to all my 84 blog followers and few e-mail subscribers who made me smile by hitting the follow button and still make me smile each time i see a “like” being hit on my posts by you generous all.. Thanks again to the followers & keep up with the follow updates 🙂

Weekly photo challenge – Boundaries (1)

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Hi. This is in reference to the weekly photo challenge themed boundaries.. This will be my first photo challenge i am participating in.. I have always been different ( so my friends say ) and have always wanted to try something new because things that are of routine bore me too quick!

Initially when i first created my WordPress account, i started off as a writer writing small time articles and blog it.. Eventually my writing interest faded off. I have been aimless and jobless for a while.. and it’s like i have so much time in this world and i got nothing to do. It was during this short term hiatus i reasoned out what my capabilities are and what i am capable of. It was at this point i realised what little i can do in my given time.. Of course i do have a lot of bucket list to do .. I see a lot of beautiful pictures on the internet that people post on Instagram and Facebook and i feel so missed out that i could not travel places and see how wonderful things around me are. Of course i envy those who travel and post pictures! I’m a human. I have to be fair & honest to how I feel about these things.

As days and months passed i started taking photographs ranging from randomness to silliness to non sense. It was during this time i self learnt what amateur photography is. It was through this amateur photography, i have leant to edit the pictures, well, I’m not so professional enough though but i can say i feel better than what i have started when i was clueless. Taking photos and spending time editing keep me occupied. I even lose my sleep editing. Such has become my hobby. ( Well yea, I’m a very poor sleeper too )

Okay, getting back to the point. My reason as to why i chose this photo of my desktop with a city image in it is because, i like travel. Meet new places, people, see the colours around, become mesmerized with the city, village and its culture, food and take photos.  Since i could not have those in real (maybe some day i might) but watch through the internet, THAT “COMPUTER” IS A BIG BOUNDARY to me .. If only i could cross over to the other side through the computer itself!! Well hey! think of this way. Wouldn’t it be much easier for me if only i could get sucked into this computer literally, (like i seriously mean literally) each time i mentally wished “wish i could be in that place” and ZOOPPP! I’m in that place!!!!!

*Eyes open after wishing*  Meh… I’m still here & my time is 12:30am.

Reality sucks! Doesn’t it?

PS: The scene in the above image on my computer is from the movie Anna aka MindSpace.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

BAM! so quick, so good

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Wow… amazing to see how far one has come to see where they are now.. this review by looking at it, im still mesmerized with an awe, amazement & wonder how did i come this far.. i simply started of by writing something with fear, anxiety whether people will understand/accept/like my writing & posted & waited only to see the demand for me to write was high! & that led to one writing to another. Ironically, the encouragement i got was from the people whom i feared, anxious, whether people will understand/accept/like my writing.. this will be my 16th post in 3 months since i began blogging here.. Thank you fellow followers for following my blog & also thank u to those who have subscribed my writings to their emails. Your little act of hitting the follow/subscribe button really keeps me going. Although i often wondered did i write so well that my blog should be followed & subscribed ?

Lesson : You’ll never know who you are & what you’ve got unless & until u take the step which u always had inside of u hidden.. i mean take baby steps.. not that massive constipated frog leap. You will only look ridiculous by doing that  

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys – thanks for this 2014 review because it was easy for me to edit something as that’s how i take my opportunity 😉

Happy 2015 y’all & cheers! 🙂

dÎScLaÎMeR : the images & the content below is purely the work of WordPress.com. I claim responsibility only for the colored writing above. Kay bye, see yah.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 430 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.