Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve written something on here! Sorry for being away. I’ve recently had a lot of studying and work to do so I’ve been trying to get it done. Sometimes being busy can be tiring but I think in the end we would all like to be busy so at least we have something to do. But after sitting in one spot for hours trying to focus on working, it’s can get really dull. So, I play music! Not saying that I actually have an instrument that I play while studying, but playing music from Spotify or whatever’s convenient. 😉 So I decided I would share 35 songs that I think are loop-worthy songs or songs you should listen to at least once! (The majority of the songs I’m going to list will be Kpop because that’s what I listen to but no worries! There will be other songs that aren’t Kpop too. ^^ Fair warning: some of the rap songs aren’t clean versions. ^^)
Sur Ma Route by Black M
Home by Ailee ft. Yoon Mirae
It’s Definitely You by V, Jin
Don’t Recall by K.A.R.D
Attention and Dangerously by Charlie Puth
Wine by Suran
Movie Shoot by Loco ft. DPR Live
Untitled, 2014 by G-Dragon
Adore U and Don’t Wanna Cry by Seventeen
I by Taeyeon
Feel So Good by B.A.P.
Soldier by Taemin (And Shinee’s Married To The Music)
Girlfriend and Real Love by Henry
Borders by Amber
Hard Carry and If You Do by GOT7
Papaoutai by Stromae
Comes and Goes and Leather Jacket by Hyukoh
Eyes, Nose, Lips by Taeyang
Dancing King (w/ Yoo Jae Suk) and Sing For You by Exo
Cave Me In by Tablo, Gallant, Eric Nam
Palette by IU ft. G-Dragon
A.D.T.O.Y by 2PM
Really Really and Fool by Winner
Me Like Yuh by Jay Park
Cheap Thrills and Elastic Heart by Sia
Devil by Super Junior
Bad by Infinite
Stay With Me by Punch, Chanyeol
The Song and Yanghwa BRDG by Zion T.
Can’t Stop by CNBlue
Nilili Mambo and Toy by Block B
Fake PT. 2 by BeWhy
Beside Me by Davichi
Bermuda Triangle by Zico, Dean, Crush
Dope and Save Me by BTS (I would also recommend their most recent songs Not Today and Spring Day)
*Bonus* Some albums/Artists to check out!
Agust D’s mixtape
Zico’s Gallery Album
Big Bang’s MADE Album
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 Albums and Wings Album by BTS
Rap Monster’s mixtape
DPR Live’s Coming To You Live Album
Epik High’s Shoebox Album
There are so many more good songs I want to share but that would be a really long list. In the end, these are just songs that I often listen to or that caught my eye as I was scrolling through my playlist. So as to not bore you guys I’ll stop here for now. If you guys have any songs you love to listen to please comment it! I would love to know! 🙂
There is a room in my home where a light is always shining You can hear the squeaking of the chair or the clicking of the mouse A seven year old me would always wander on over, smiling Placing my latest find on your desk and then sprinting away to another room in the house
Other days when the sun was high and the house felt too stuffy I would come find you and pull you along to the garage And out we would go, to the park to build sandcastles with clouds above so fluffy Running up and down the hills near the forest, the sun so bright and hot it creates a mirage
Falling asleep on the car ride home with the stars twinkling overhead Tucked in bed with a goodnight kiss and a pat on the head Nightmares throughout the night, cries from my bed But you would swoop in like a superhero instead And the darkness wouldn’t look that dark anymore.
Ten years later and I’ve learned to stand on my own ground A lifetime of receiving, the roles reverse and it’s now my turn To repay the love given to me. The life lessons that come around And shape me into who I am today are thanks to what I learn Each and everyday from the person who works day and night To bring me infinite happiness and a life without concerns. Now I’ve made it my ultimate goal to make you proud by working day and night So I can bring you infinite happiness and a life without concerns.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
We all live life at our own pace. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We may not be able to find out who we are until we are much older or we may have already known since a young age. There are also different times in life where we discover how we fit into the puzzle that is the world. For some of us, we could truly blossom when we’re in high school, perhaps college. Perhaps during our mid-forties or even later on in life. But at some point in our life, we’ll realize that we’ve found that place that just clicks with us and we’ll want to open ourselves up to the world instead of hiding in ourselves before the opportunity passes by. Everyone is traveling on their individual and unique path of life and we’ll all blossom at different times. So don’t worry if you haven’t yet. There’s a time and place for everything and you just have to hang in there for a little more. We are all pieces that come together to create the image on the puzzle. But just like how you have to place a piece on one at a time, each of us blossoms in our own time in the different stages of our life.
I’ll spell it out in the stars if you insist, that we were all born to create. It would take an infinite time to make the list of all the things we were born to create.
There are a lot of ways/things we can create. We can create stories through writing. We can create art through colors and shapes. We can create songs through music notes. We can create memories through living. We can create computers through machinery. We can create new dishes through ingredients. And the list goes on. Everyone has their own way of creating and bringing to life what was originally just in their imagination.
So for today, I decided to create something through art. ^^
I wanted to try and convey an inspirational and somewhat “controlled-chaos/infinite possibilities” feeling that creating art gives me through this design. Hopefully this will inspire you to create something today as well! 🙂
There are a lot of people I admire that inspire me but one person that I admire the most in my life is my mom. Needless to say, she is my paragon for life. There are a lot of admirable qualities about my mom, but some of the things I admire the most is her perseverance and her ability to overcome the difficulties/criticisms in her life.
My mom doesn’t come from a rich family; she started working as a young student and didn’t have the money to go to college, but she brought her mom (my grandma) over here to America to earn a living using the little English she knew. Basically after she finished high school, her teenage self came over to America and guided my grandma who only knew Chinese and couldn’t speak English to start a new life. That takes a lot of courage and it’s not something I think I would be brave enough to do. Going to a foreign country where nothing is familiar and not being able to communicate easily with those around is extremely difficult. But my mom managed and struggled through the tough times on her own.
Today, my mom isn’t a super wealthy woman or anything. But she’s not bad off either. Having gone from working as a waitress with long hours and small pay, she has become the owner of the restaurant she was a waitress at and has owned and managed it successfully for over ten years. As a business person, especially in the restaurant world, you will find yourself facing a lot of criticisms perhaps from people who look down on having that job or from unsatisfied customers. But unlike myself, my mom can take those criticisms and make them her strong points. She will bounce right back up and keep working hard until those criticisms are nothing. I realized this the other day as I was working alongside her and I felt so proud to have her as my mom. If she wanted to, she has the ability to be given nothing and build an empire. But she is still one of the most humble people I know and I love her for all the life lessons she has taught me and how to have a strong and good character.
While the main focus of this post was about my mommy, I didn’t forget about you daddy. 😀 My dad is another wonderful person who I love so dearly but that’s for another day. ^^
To me, focus means two things. First, it’s the kind of focus when you take photos. I’m the type of person who likes to focus in on things when taking pictures so I can get all the details. But I’m only an amateur photographer haha. 😀
The other definition I have for focus is the more tiresome one which is focusing on work. I procrastinate a lot when I’m doing homework or get distracted easily so I often have to tell myself to focus on the task at hand.
The farther you go, the narrower the road gets because you’re closer to your destination-your goal in life. The road will taper at some point. Even if you don’t know where it will lead you quite yet, you just have to keep running towards the end with a burning passion.
It’s a quiet night, a lone figure sitting in the kitchen, doing a bit of work An empty house that transforms into a mansion with the silence the moon brings Sitting cross legged on a chair, pen in hand tapping dots on the fingers; a little quirk Trees shuffle right and left outside, dancing to a song only they know how to sing.
The overwhelming loudness of the silence threatens to break the figure Closed eyes plunge the world into darkness, but a fiery spark remains A tap of the screen and a press of the button; no longer feeling insane Dancing figures materialize and a harmony of voices fill the air-they sang:
About love, happiness, passion, independence, comfort, victories. About loss, pain, anger, sadness, grief, uncertainty, anxiety.
Artists come to life and the empty mansion becomes a light-filled stage Their music permeates the room, floods the basement and fills the floors with voices Not quiet loud enough, a single slide of the finger turns up the volume until the voices burst into the street, into the city, and mends the broken hearts locked in their cage.
The figure wonders if there exists a volume where the music is loud enough that it can reach the soul of the world and perhaps-yours too.
Everyone has a different definition of what it means to be successful in life. To some it could be having a steady job and income and enjoying luxuries now and then. For others it could be living their dream job and searching for true happiness. There are numerous ways one can achieve success, aka triumph, but not everyone is confident enough to go out and do it. But if you don’t trust in yourself and get past your fears, whether it’s fear of failing, criticism, discouragement…etc, how will you be able to walk on the path life has set out for you? You won’t be able to take even one step. So believe in yourself. “Fake it until you make it.” Faking confidence will over time turn into real confidence. It’s better than not having any confidence and as a result not do anything.
You can start with the little things in life and gradually build up your resolve over time. For example, I wanted to learn a new language which seems daunting except I have a great love for learning languages so that gave me some confidence to start learning. I started by looking into some resources myself and asking friends who knew my target language for help. I’m at a point now where I can read, write, and speak the language, albeit not very fluently and only in small phrases. I also don’t understand a lot of what I’m reading but at the very least I have triumphed in learning the alphabet and understanding how the characters are pronounced and written. This was my little triumph that will only lead to greater triumphs in the future. These moments give me further confidence to continue fulfilling my dream and in the end I’ll be able to achieve success in my passions. Which means you can do the same too.
Don’t wait for chances to be delivered to you-take action and create those opportunities so you can triumph.