Just Pencil & Paper 1: THE GUITARIST

So, the image above is the first ever product of this new goal entry I’ll call, “Just Pencil and Paper,” where I aim to draw using without any other materials (no eraser, ruler…) but pencil and paper, and it has to be completed in less than or exactly 45 minutes.

What do you think? Do I pass this “NO ERASURE” challenge? Well, at least I’ve tried and, yes, I’ve done it!

What an achievement! *Five claps to myself*

^_^y Lee

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Looking Back to Move Forward – Entry 2

Writing is what I think everyday — from the moment I wake up in the morning until before I fall asleep at night, or maybe even while I’m dreaming. It is a part of my life that can’t be taken away from my daily routine. Without it I’ll feel lifeless because for me it plays a big role in my life. Writing is like an oxygen. It breathes life in me.

This experience applies to almost everyone, if not all. An artist is one best example who suffers in such kind of situation all the time. A person who loves doing something can’t help but to think about that “something.” It keeps bothering the mind. But, how about taking it into action?

Thinking and dreaming are easy and wonderful, but the love for creating needs doing. The ability to craft “something” deserves a place more than just living inside the head. Make it visible. It’s a talent that needs to be shown — to be seen, to be heard, and to be felt. But wait. I don’t have an audience. So what? All things begin from yourself. Having the liberty to express is all that matters.

I remember this writing community I’m in. The name is Simpleng Book Club (Sharing a Brighter Community). Each and every member treats each other like a family, and it is for all of us our cyber-home. By merely becoming a part of this cyber-family inspires and encourages me already in achieving my dreams, and I have this “want” to inspire and encourage them back. Since I love writing and have a thing for music, I’ve come up with the decision to create a theme song for us. With my little sister’s help, the song is made.

Simpleng Song – SBC Theme

The Message of the Song (English Translation – Verbatim)

Simpleng Song (Simple Song)

music and lyrics by: Lee and Alex

May talent ka (You have a talent)

‘Wag mahiya (Don’t be ashamed)

Ipakita mo iyan (Let it be seen)

You need to learn

That’s your concern

Join us and find out what you can earn.

REFRAIN

Hindi pera o kasikatan (It’s not about money or fame)

Ang mahalaga (What matters most)

Sa pangarap mo (In achieving a dream)

May kasama ka (You have a company)

CHORUS

Be happy, don’t copy (*fun tagline synonymous to “No to Plagiarism”)

Sharing a Brighter Community

Be happy, don’t copy

Sa SBC we’re family (In SBC we’re family)

CODA

Sa S-B-C-! (In S-B-C!)

“Simpleng Song” is a little piece of composition I’ve designed with a wide purpose. To encourage not only those to whom it is addressed but also to all dreamers. It serves as a reminder, first and foremost, for myself to keep believing and to never be afraid to do and create my purpose.