Monday, July 29, 2013

Three Is Way Better Than One

Last Friday, the Filipino community here in Stuttgart held the annual Summer Fest. It began with the celebration of the holy eucharist. Thankfully, there were three guitarists who played: the hubby, ate Vicky and Jan, the son of one of our friends. Ate Vicky prepared the mass songs to be played and had copies distributed to the community. No, they didn't have any practice playing together but I thought they played very well, one song after another.

Hubby has a classical guitar with him. I think Ate Vicky has an acoustic guitar. Jan brought two guitars with him, one of which was his electric guitar. Now I don't quite know what the difference is between these three but I do know there is a difference. He also had a portable amplifier with him and I think a monster cable that he can connect to his instrument. Unfortunately he wasn't able to use it, since they realized using it might drown the two other guitars, which were not amplified. Monster cable or no, we were all able to hear the music coming from the three guitars playing. It may not be a perfect harmony but it was beautiful music just the same.

Hopefully in the upcoming eucharistic celebrations, there will be more guitar players who will volunteer to play. After all, three guitars playing is way better than one.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Love Reading?

I have always considered myself a book lover. I enjoy reading novels about life, love, relationships, fantasy adventure, courtroom drama among others. Paulo Coelho is my all time favorite but I do enjoy the works of Jodi Picoult, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Nicholas Sparks, Sidney Sheldon, J.R.R. Tolkien... the list could go on. Funnily though, I am not a member of any book or reader's club. 

It would have been great to share insights and recommendations with other readers around the globe or even get the prestige of being named "reader of the month". There's even a website that you can visit for a start.

I read because it allows me to reflect on life. Books transport me to new places, to a different time, a different dimension. With books, your imagination can take you to places you have never imagined and allow you to feel emotions that you never thought existed. Sometimes my book makes me question what I believe in or agree with what the author or the characters think. Sometimes I wish the ending were otherwise. No matter what I feel and experience in the books that I read, I always end up feeling a little better in the end.

How about you? Do you enjoy reading too? Grab a book now and maybe your reading glasses too and enjoy a book or two.. :)

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