Hope you all are having a fantastic summer so far! With just these last few days of August left, we need to soak up as much of the sunshine and free time that we can get. Many more memories are yet to be made!
I apologize that this post is so ridiculously late (
again), but here
we go with another round of Monthly Favorites!
I’m going to start off with something a little different: a favorite activity. And that would be thrifting. Since the beginning of July I’ve gone pretty much every weekend. I’ve scored all sorts of items; loads of clothing, gifts for friends, coffee mugs, books, etc. Every trip is a new adventure with new discoveries. I haven’t gone shopping anywhere save Salvation Army, Goodwill, and St. Vincent de Paul’s in a long while. Honestly, I don’t think I ever will unless of course I’m looking for something specific, because I have a pretty solid wardrobe now, I think. Hahaha!
This way I’ll have extra
money for video games and…stuff.
Favorite songs for July are all under the category of Chinese ballads. Ya’ll already know that I’m obsessively into Asian music: k-pop, j-pop, c-pop…hahaha. They’re not very original or specific with their music genres. While the all that pop is fun and catchy, my musical heart truly resides wherever there are ethereal vocals and harmonic sound. Compared and contrasted to Korean and Japanese, the Chinese language is fascinating. Pronunciation is somewhat phonetic, but the articulation of each individual word is quite precise and it goes without saying that I find it really interesting! I often get mesmerized listening to Chinese people speak, let alone sing.
Have a listen to Zhang Li Yin’s Agape, and Wu Yi Fan (former EXO member Kris)’s Time Boils the Rain.
Beautiful, right? I would love to learn both of these pieces on the piano...if only I was that talented.
Finally, my food pick is chicken. I know, I know—I’m being really general this time around. X’) Especially the chicken-strip-basket-from-Dairy-Queen kind of chicken. I’ve eaten so much chicken in the past month prepared in a variety of different ways. Fried, broiled, grilled, marinated in yummy Filipino adobo sauce…I’m getting hungry just thinking about all this food! Chicken is certainly a delicious canvas for many beautiful flavors.
And that's it for this month! I'll be back in a week or two with my August Favorites, hehe! 'Til then~~~