Melancholy Eve

Currently at my seasonal gig until 9pm, and this overwhelming feeling of pending sadness has turned my already tired mood into something so foul that I can hardly stand it.

I applied for an internship for a teaching program in South Korea a few weeks ago.

Tomorrow is the final day of processing submitted documents for the applicants for that program, and I feel as though my credentials just weren’t enough to make it to the interview stage. And now I honestly don’t know what there is left for me to do. Sigh.

Even worse, I keep imaging what would have happened next and came to realize something that I wasn’t aware of – no matter where I go, my conditioning to not fully letting others in, to keeping folks at arm’s length at all times, to really allowing myself to soak in those beautiful moments called life to someone else – will always be there.

So even if I did (do) get to the interview stage of this program, on a plane to SK, go through training, and am afforded the opportunity to teach in a place that I have come to love many years ago, will I be able to fully appreciate it all? Will these feelings and mentality of mine only become more heighten? This is how I feel everyday in the city I was born and raised as it is, around friends that I have know for years. How would I weather all of that and then some then? Especially with the cultural and language barriers?

Having shared all this, I still want the chance to find out. And I still feel that I would (will) do well with this internship. So I am going to press on and remain positively hopeful that I will get a response from the Consulate in GA about an interview.

I don’t think luck will help me too much, so instead I will ask for more patience and plenty of clarity. As well as peace, no matter the outcome.

Be inspired. Stay inspiring.

– Soprano Musings

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Make Up Noob to Beauty Bakerie Bombshell?!

 

Hello there musings!

In midst of preparing to continue my wanderlust adventures, I have been sprinkled with fairy dust by a lovely makeup fairy!

Though…I do not know much when it comes to makeup. I am a total noob to the makeup world, in fact.

No matter how many Jackie Aina videos that I watch, I can not seem to master the art of ‘serving face’. The most recent video that I did watch from Auntie Jackie was a foundation review on the makeup line by Beauty Bakerie. Which is what inspired me to come up with another topic for my soon-to-be revived YouTube channel – Make Up Noob to Beauty Bombshell!

The title is still a bit of a work in progress, as I have only purchased a few items from their site, but the challenge that I have set for myself is now out there in the universe. Now is the time for me to work more on my visuals, and the first step to that is to recognize that I (sigh! lol) am a brand. And it is now time for me to work on presenting my brand as best as I can, so learning about makeup with an affordable, fun, and polished line such as Beauty Bakerie I believe is the way to go.

Expect a super short yet sweet video from me about this line in the next few weeks musings! In the mean time, if you would like to check out their site and you happen to see a few things that you would like, click here for free shipping on your order!

Until then, be inspired and stay inspiring!

-Soprano Musings

Just a Fountain of Feelings for JooYoung!

 

This artists music always gets much replay on my mp3, and his latest mini album, ‘Fountain’ is no exception!

*sidenote – who exactly do I need to speak to over at Starship to get  proper promotion of their artists?*

I’m over here like –

raw

Anyway, back to the album.

These 6 tracks have been on repeat since I discovered them late last night, and I’m sorry that I’m not the least bit sorry about that.

So I want to share how I feel about each one using gifs 🙂

Track 1 – Daydream

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Once I heard those first 10 seconds, I know that I was in for some sweet sounds! His soothing voice softly calmed me like a lullaby and I could not get rid of the goofy grin that I had on my face the whole time.

Track 2 – Dive

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Straight away, I was all in for the beat. Seriously, JooYoung and company, could you perhaps release an instrumental album? Because you have never let me down when it comes to producing those sounds! Okay?

And second…the first thing I heard following that was, “…into you I wanna dive…”.

Sigh.

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I know that Korean artists love – FLOVE to set up pretty proses of poetry that leave us unsuspecting fans with Sweet Seducing Sighs (I really couldn’t help myself with that one), so I was just going to smell the bouquet and enjoy the fragrance.

Then I came across this picture: maxresdefault

Wae? Wae?! Naega WAE?!

*takes a calming breath to remove not so pure thoughts before continuing*

Track 3 – 처음 (featuring Sole)

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I love this duet! He always has the best ballad duets, and it was nice to hear.

The harmonies were great too.

Track 4 – Wine (featuring G. Soul)

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When I first saw the track list and notice that another one of my favorite crooners was listed as a feature, I almost went straight to this song. Somehow I managed not to do that, and of course I was bless by two delicate tenors over a steady up tempo beat.

 

Track 5 – Planet Girl (featuring PH-1)

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Sigh.

This track starts off with a few simple melancholy like notes, and gradually builds throughout. But what got me were the lyrics! And PH-1? Yeah, he’s on my list of artists to listen to more now. That voice of his – unf!

This track overall is my favorite.

Track 6 – Fountain

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A dang near perfect closing track if there ever was one! Gave me 1st mini album feels too 🙂

 

All in all, this mini album is a mood!

A sweet 21 minutes of heaven, courtesy of one of my favorite crooners.

주영  감사합니다!