Where Did My Life Go?

 

One sunny August day in Delaware I was born.

All of a sudden I’m in Kindergarten. And now I’m learning to divide in Elementary school.

When did I get here?

In fact…why am I in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Oh, some kids are playing basketball. I want to join the team.

I joined! Now I just gotta jump as high as I can and shoot the ball!

…well, I did jump as high as I could but I didn’t shoot the basketball..looks like I’m a cheerleader now.

And I’m in Middle school?

When did I even move from Las Vegas to Mexico? Did time really go by that fast?

Well, I’m still young, right?

And I’m bored…So I’ll just get drawing.

Sigh….I wish I would grow up faster.

Oh, look. Now I’m in High school. Looks like I made it into one of the most prestigious high schools.

It’s 4th semester now, I’m in the career of programming and I changed cheerleading for dance school. Good! I didn’t even like cheer.

Ah, another day for school-what.

College?

I already graduated high school?

What am I doing in college? I’m only 16…right?

Oh.

Looks like I’m older now.

But I don’t feel ready for this yet…I still feel like a little girl.

Hmm…I hope I don’t grow up too quick.

Sigh…If only I could go back to high school and play volleyball with my friends.

Well, at least I’m in college right? I gotta focus on-

….

Never mind, I already graduated as an engineer.

Oh, and I’m working now? What?

But I feel like I’m only 13….

But I’m older?

I feel nervous…I feel stressed.

Dancing always helps me! …And one-two-three-spin!

…yeaaah I spinned to see the face of some grumpy dude yelling at me at work.

I’m just going home.

…This house is mine? Wow.

Oh look, a photo of me when I was 17!

Wait-I feel sick-ah great I’m pregnant.

But…but…when did I get married!?

Hmm…so there’s my wedding photo.

Sigh….

I feel tired.

Who’s that in the mirror?

Is that…ME!?

How old am I!?

What happened to my black hair!?

What happened to my soft skin!?

Where did these wrinkles come from?

Where did this gray hair come from?

I’m old.

Sigh…If only I could age slower.

Where did all those years go?

What happened?

Why am I like this now?

I was literally 8 years old playing basketball 5 minutes ago…wasn’t I?

Why does time go by so quickly?

Why can’t it go slower?

I guess it’s part of an ordinary life..

To just blink…

And die.

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So I was at school this morning staring at my computer screen at the computer lab after spending two hours trying to solve a program error in an android app. I kind of lost my patience so I just sat there for another 5 minutes reflecting on my life decisions.

And then I started to realize that I’m growing up.

And that I once set my curtains on fire trying to cook an egg.

Hmm.

*Insert thinking face here*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soooo I was at school and I couldn’t solve a program for an android app I’m creating after about two hours of trying so I just got to the point in which I did nothing but sit there staring at the computer screen and reflecting about my life decisions.

…..Dammit, I’m growing up and I already set my curtains on fire after my failed attempt of making an egg. Hmm. *Insert thinking face here*

Too Sad To Write

😦 I wanted to write something about today’s daily prompt like a nice little funny story or something sweet and fun but I’m just not in the mood.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow I’ll feel better.

It’s amazing how problems can put you down so quickly. Even the most minimal, worthless, stupidest problems. Jeez.

I just can’t take it sometimes.

I hang out with friends like any other person my age but, that’s the problem. I hang out with 3 people, from those 3 two are gals and sigh. Why is it us females that get so worked up?

It’s ridiculous how such a stupid little problem can cause friends to get mad at each other, not talk to each other. And what’s the worst? That I’m just in between and they expect me to fix all of their issues.

It reminds of when I was in 5th grade, my two friends were mad at each other and I had each one of them tugging on my arms fighting over who I was going to hang out with. What am I a teddy bear?

After I sorted everything out one of them said “haha, you’re the glue that sticks us together!”.

Dammit, I am.

It just bothers me. Instead of my friends fixing their own issues, it’s me who gets so worked out at the end and I’m the one who has to deal with their anger issues and their bad attitudes when I didn’t even do anything. All that just to see us back together.

I just…I get frustrated. I have spent NIGHTS thinking of ways to make everybody happy again.

But why do I do it? Because I’m the one who cares. If I didn’t care I would just pick sides and do nothing. Ah, but since I do care because I don’t like to see my friends mad at each other, I’m the one that deals with everything.

And even if I do pick sides because maybe one friend has a valid reason for me to do so, I still feel obligated to do something about the whole issue.

It makes me sad to see friends separated over literally the most INSIGNIFICANT problems ever.

But oh well. Guess I’ll be having a little talk with them tomorrow. I mean, if I don’t do it, who will?

No one.

How to: Your Own Blog Background with Microsoft Paint: Pattern

Want to spice up your blog with a personalized background? No worries! Here I’ll teach you how to create your own blog background through 3 different methods, all easy! No skills of any kind required!

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Example of method 3: Words

I’ve gone through various blog backgrounds, some I have done myself  and I don’t even use any type of professional graphic design software or any of that.

So, what you will need for this is:

  • An image of your choice
  • Microsoft Paint
  • A blog
  • Creativity

Skill level required: None!

Alright! So, lets start!

Here are the three methods:

  • Method 1: Copy and Paste– Use an image from the internet
  • Method 2: Create- Create your own image
  • Method 3: Words– A background with words instead of an image

Feel free to skip ahead to whichever method interests you the most!

Method 1: Copy and Paste

1.- Go on Google because no one uses Yahoo or Bing (hahaha..don’t take this seriously) and think of what you would like as a blog background. Once you thought of it, type it in the search bar and head into Google images.

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*NOTE: take your time to look for the perfect background!

2.- Once decided, copy the image and paste it to a new file in Paint. From here, resize the image to your liking.

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3.- Place the image anywhere you want and to make a pattern, repeat the image like so:

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*note: Once you resized the image, if you click outside the little dotted box that is around the image, you will no longer be able to select it. If this happens, use the select tool and select the image. Then, right click and click on copy. Paste the image and move it to create your pattern. If you haven’t clicked out of the box, right click> copy> paste and move.

You can also just leave the image in one place.

4.- Save the image, go on your blog to “My Site” and go into the customize option save.PNG

From there, go to “Colors and Background”

save2click on “Change”, and select your background image that you created.

5.- Select it, and click on okay to see your background. 🙂

Now, if you don’t like it, whether if it’s out of place, too big or doesn’t look good, go back into Paint, open up a new file and re-paste your image and resize it and place it where you think it would look better or, select a new image.

After that save it as the same name as the original image to replace it or save it under a different name and add it to your blog like in step 4.

And there you have it! ^^ Your background is now a lovely pattern!

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Method 2: Create

Want to make your own pattern with a color scheme and everything? Here ya go:

1.- Open up a new file on Paint.

2.- You can select one of the little figures from this box:

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3.- Once you select a figure, click and drag on the white part/ canvas to draw the figure, once drawn let go and edit it out by changing the colors, filling, length, thickness, etc. :

*Note:

tutorial5once you click out the box anywhere on the canvas, you can’t change the length, width, thickness.

tutorial2to fill in a shape, click on the bucket tool  and click on the center of the shape. You can change the color at any moment.

tutorial3 to change the shapes outline color, when you’re done drawing the image, change the color. Once you changed the color to the color of your liking, click anywhere on the canvas. Or you can use the bucket tool, just click on the lines with the tool and the color will change. You can change the outline color at any moment.

tutorial4to change the shapes outline thickness, once done drawing the shape, click on the size tool and select a size. Once you selected a size of your liking, click anywhere on the canvas.

tutorial6 to change the background color, use the bucket tool, select a color and click anywhere on the canvas to change the color. You can change the background color at any moment.

4.- Make sure to order the shapes appropriately. For example, on my blog backgrounds, I want to make sure that the image I selected doesn’t interfere with any text, I want all text to be visible and for nothing to block it.

To prevent that, you can change your blog text colors or, fix up your background.

That’s why, choose the order carefully! As well as colors!

5.- Once done, save the image, go to WordPress and set is as your background.

If any editing must be done, go back into the file and edit the image.

Here’s an example with grey stars:

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Method 3: Words

Add words as your background, like so:

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This one, is my favorite!  

To do this, I recommend you use light colors! You don’t want any colors to block out any text, or you can just switch up your blogs color palette. So be careful when using this one!

1.- As always, open a new file on Paint.

2.- Use the text tool, click on it and then go to the canvas. Click and drag to create a text box.

3.- In that text box, type down whatever text you feel like displaying on your blog:

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Remember: If you click outside the text box, you will not be able to edit the text and may have to start again or undo it, but by using the undo tool, the text disappears anyways..

4.- Select the text that you want to edit:words2

to change fonts, text sizes, apply bold letters, italic letters or underline letters, use the tools from this box:

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You can give each line of text a different font, size, color, etc. :

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You can also overlap text.

To change the text color, select the text you want to edit and choose a color.

*Remember to use soft, light colors! Well, it’s more recommendable! But do as you wish.

*Also, I know I keep mentioning it but, careful with clicking outside the text box! If you do, you will not be able to edit that certain text.

5.- Continue to insert text boxes and text in them until you get the result you like.

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Add whatever text you want to add! Get crazy with it! You can simply add your blog name all over or keep it in a corner or in the center for a watermark or just fill the whole thing up with words!

6.- Save the file, go to WordPress and set the image as your background.

 

And that is it! 😀

Pretty simple, right? At least I tried to make it as simple as I could. If you are having any troubles, feel free to contact me! You can either leave me a comment on this post, contact me through my contact page or by email at karuchan90@gmail.com.

That is all for now, thank you for reading, and have fun with your blog!

 

Sleepy, Starry, Rainy Nights

Sleepy nights, starry nights,

Oh so bright up above.

Nothing like a sip of coffee from your mug,

As you watch the rain from your balcony.

Families watching Master Chef, as others make calls on their phones.

The dogs barking every know and then, a few cars driving by your home.

What’s the rush, what’s the rush?

Sleepy, starry, Sunday nights.

Teenagers laughing while others are sad.

Oh, Monday is coming, Monday is coming.

Parents going to sleep on their blue bed sheets, while others sleep on white ones.

Nice and silent rain, nice….and silent.

As a family cries, a member goes up above.

But, it’s beautiful up there, isn’t it?

Sleep tight, good night.

We’ll see each other one day.

As we are all heading towards the sky.

To enjoy these rainy, sleepy nights together.

 

…*.:.*For my dear friends Grandpa that just past away…*.:.*.:
May he rest in peace.

Have a good night, thanks for reading.

Basta!

So I read a post over at PBIY about a game called “Guess The Scene” and it reminded me of a game called Basta! That I really enjoy! So, here are the rules and how to play!

Basta! Is a very common game here in Mexico. It’s a game for all ages and you can play with one or more people. I really like this game because it makes you think and it makes you kind of realize how much you know.

Here’s the only materials you will need:

  • A pen, marker, pencil, anything to write with
  • Paper

You have 5 categories: Name, Surname, City, state or country, flower or fruit (plants and trees can be included), a thing and an animal.

Write those categories down like so and make a chart:

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Feel free to print this chart out if you feel like it! If not, just copy it onto a sheet of paper.

The number of rows are the rounds that you will play. In the last column, “Total”, is where you will write doew

The rules are:

1.- Someone in the group of players will recite the alphabet and another player will say “Basta” (which means stop) on a letter and the letter that they say stop on will be the chosen letter.

2.- Once the letter is chosen, you have to write a name, surname, city, state or country, flower or fruit, a thing and an animal that start with that letter.
3.- When a player finishes, he/she starts to count “basta 1, basta 2, basta 3…” until whatever number, lets say 10. If the player gets to 10, the round stops no matter if you’re not done writing down a word in a category.
4.- If two or more players have the same word written down in the same category, it’s 50 points in that category. If someone has something different, 100 points and if someone has something completely out of context, o points. At the end of, lets say, 12 rounds, whoever has the most points wins.

Example:

I choose the letter “B

I write down:
Name: Britney
Surname: Benitez
City or Country: Berlin
Flower or Fruit: Banana
Thing: Boat
Animal: none

You write down:
Name: Bernadette
Surname: Bustamante
City or Country: Buenos Aires
Flower or Fruit: Black berry
Thing: Bar
Animal: Bat

I would have a total of: 500 points for the round
You would have a total of: 600 points for the round, therefore, you would win the round.

*At the end of each round, sum up the total of points, at the end of all the rounds, the player who wins will be the one with most points summed up.

Therefore, you would win the round.

Hope it was easy to understand and have fun playing!

 

 

Student Record to Criminal Record

A straight A student in a university. At least for the record. No one beats him in anything, he’s the scientific mastermind. He’s so smart, he’s intelligent, he’s charming, he’s got the looks.

Always the one to pass all exams with an excellent grade. “Congrats”, is what he’s used to from his teachers. He never fails, at anything. All questions asked, he knows the answers to.

Not to mention he’s got a way with the ladies, eh?

One after an another.

He’s got his own place in school.

At least for the record.

But all records are beaten, right?

Well, that’s what happened with him. One day, he answered a question on an exam incorrectly. He tried to not make a big deal about it. “Eh, I’ll pass with my assignments and projects..” is what he would say to everybody.

Well, he did pass. But not with Straight A’s. He got a B in that class.

His very first B.

The whole school was spreading the rumor, everybody was asking him, “What went wrong?”.

And you’re right, what did go wrong?

A straight A student offering his teacher to do anything he wanted in exchange of not letting his record be broken. Of course, as a good and respectful teacher, said no.

He couldn’t sleep at night.

He walked down the hallways with everybody looking at him.

He couldn’t take the pressure.

So he’s in jail now.

Why?

Because he decided to stab the teacher that gave him a B in the parking lot because he refused to change the grade to an A.

Students started to ask once again, “What went wrong?”

And you’re right, what did go wrong?

Such a respectful student, such a dedicated, smart, generous, kind student that had such a bright and successful future ahead of him, with everything in his hands already promised and assured.

But faces we see, hearts we don’t know.

His record was broken.

But hey, he started a new record, right?

A criminal record! 

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*Based on true events*

IAMX, One of Musics Hidden Diamonds; Music’s Review

IAMX, One of Musics Hidden Diamonds; Music’s Review

So this is the first Music review I do. Let’s see how it goes!
For the first review, we will be reviewing singer Chris Corner and his solo musical project, IAMX.

IAMX is a musical project that focuses on visual arts and experiments with different genres, from Electronic rock music to ballads and burlesque music.

If you have ever seen “How to Get Away With Murder” on TV (or anywhere), then I’m pretty sure you have heard of this guys music as his songs were featured in that series.

IAMX started in the year of 2004 in London. IAMX Stands for ” I am X”, as in, the singer Chris Corner is the X. Chris Corner explained that the meaning of the X is always changing like a variable in a mathematical equation.

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Damn.

He may not be societies cup of soda (yes, soda) since it’s not what we hear on the radio all the time. All of his songs are different from each other due to them being different genres and he always knows how to bring the visuals in his music videos and live performances.

Like in his song, “Bernadette”, where he is in the middle of the woods and everything is spinning around except him. It is a very trippy music video indeed, but very unique.

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A scene from “Bernadette”            Source

His live performances always feature weird stage outfits, body painting, and stage props made by him and his live band members. Due to all of the outfits and settings, performances are very theatrical and very energetic.

Corner writes, produces and mixes ALL of his songs.

To me, a person that can master different musical genres as well as produce, write and mix his/her own songs, is a musical genius. Not any singer can do that. Lots of singers songs are written, produced and mixed for them, they don’t really do it by themselves. Meanwhile Chris Corner takes the time to do everything his way.

Well, he definitely knows what he’s doing!

Everything about him is so different. The beat to his songs mixed with the brilliant lyrics make you feel so many emotions. And not to forget- his amazing voice.

His voice is what ties everything together.

Now, who is behind IAMX? Well, the creator of this project is Chris Corner.

Who is Chris Corner?

Christopher Anthony Corner is a record producer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, 69834f376cd33d951d1e74874325230fsinger and video artist born in England.

He first started off with his band, Sneaker Pimps and from there moved on to his solo musical project, IAMX where he is currently in.

 

Did I mention that that the lyrics to his songs are amazing?

The song linked above, Spit It Out, it has such lovely lyrics. What I can decipher from the song it is that it’s about a man that loves a woman, but it’s a bit hard. Here’s a bit of the lyrics:

“And if you’re hurting
I will replace the noise with silence instead,
Flushing out your head

If you like it violent,
We can play rough and tumble.
Fall into bed
And I won’t breathe so you can recover

When you’re in pieces,
Just follow the echo of my voice.
It’s okay
Tune into that frequency”

Now, of course, you need to listen to the song to see what I mean by how the lyrics, music and his voice make the song a perfection.

Another example of his lyrics is the song Volatile Times.

For the song Volatile Times, at least to what I understand, it talks about those times in which you feel like you have lost it all, when you have no money, nothing left. But it expresses it in a very unique way, here’s a fragment of the song:

“Look at me, what have I become?
I am lost I was once, a gentleman.
But a thief came out, in my London town, so I must leave you know, but I will remember, those up’s and downs.”

So, in general, if you’re looking for something new, something different to listen to or just by curiosity, I would really recommend you try out IAMX. Even if it isn’t for you, at least give it a go! 

I feel like he deserves more attention, to be noticed and to be appreciated more than he is, which is why I titled him a “Hidden Diamond” 😛 

But sometimes the good stuff are safer if they’re hidden, right? 

That’s it for today, hope you enjoy. 🙂