The Buggles, featuring Trevor Horn(right)
and Geoff Downes(left). Famous for
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
I went back to my bookmarked tracks from The Buggles, and I searched for their other songs.
Yellow Magic Orchestra, a pioneer
electronic band in Japan. "Firecracker"is their first single.
Orchestra, and I liked them and their compositions very much.
I also listened to OPM bands like Daydream Cycle and Techy Romantics, both also specializing in synths, beats, riffs and loops.
All of them are great in their music. They serve as inspirations for me to create music someday...electronic music.
In addition, I read opinion articles on Inquirer.net and I came to realize
that it wasn't bad ( I really like to read newspapers in print in the first place and I still prefer reading them that way, in fresh press paper), just make the brightness of the monitor suitable and not too bright. I started reading "Pinoy Kasi" by Michael Tan more often, as well as the column "Looking Back" from Ambeth Ocampo. Nevertheless, I still continued patronizing and waiting for every column of "Young Blood".
Nevertheless, I admit that sometimes cyberspace strikes boredom on me.
Stacks of books
One of my goals this passed summer was to read many books. And throughout my summer, I finished some books that were in my stack of books.
Here's the reading list:
- The Myrmidon Project by Chuck Scarborough and William Murray
- A biography of Eric Lidell, the runner turned missionary
- Time Machine:World War II Code Breaker, an adventure/game-like book taking you back to World War II
- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 by Sue Townsend
- 2 books from The Cat Who... series namely The Cat Who Played Brahms and The Cat Who Went Underground written by Lillian Jackson Brown
- Idoru by William Gibson
- Then Again Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
- A collection of comic strip from B.C. by Johnny Hart, and
- Short stories from anthologies Emperor of the Air by Etahn Canin and Tangents by Greg Bear.
And now, I continue reading Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker
Did I enjoy this summer leave?
After all these getaways and strolling, after those episodes of Adventure Time and Everybody Loves Raymond, after those stories I read in books, after those adventures of Jim Qwilleran, after the virtual realities of Idoru, after a marathon of Word of The Lourd, after many books bought at affordable prices, after all of these summer leave, did I enjoy it?
Before that, there are such "should haves". I should have read more. I should have learned more. I should have got along more...But all in all, I could say that even at the least I enjoyed this rest and refreshment the long vacation gave me.
I have envied others, thinking they have better ways of spending vacation, knowing they have more savings...
But then I think as I wrote these happenings that I should be happy and thankful that I had this long enough time after the tiring and challenging second year to relax and revive.
I enjoyed it in my own way.
Sooner, I would welcome myself to third year. I think and feel it would be a more challenging, more busying journey since there's Physics, Chemistry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, World History, etc...I think that as it is an upgraded experience, it would be a long and struggling school year, but with God's help, I could do it.
In fact, I'm even excited.