Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Nascent of Blogging



Hello guys.

The thought of me creating a blog had never come to my mind till the day I was trying to figure out ways to improve my English writing, which was 4 years ago. I had stumbled upon a blog, of which I had no recollection of how I'd managed to discover it in the first place, that gave me quite an impression at the very first glance. By the end of one of the many well-written posts, it, or should I say, she (referring to the blogger), left me quite awestruck. She wrote her blog so concisely and eloquently, in my opinion. That blog of hers gave me the inspiration and the motivation that lead me the path of becoming a blogger. Ever since then I've been searching for any English blogs to be inspired with, especially Malaysians'.

As I've said earlier, the time was 4 years ago, and so did the age of my naive mind. I had written all sorts of petty stuffs to fill my blog as time persisted. I had created many drafts, and many hadn't even see the light of hope to be published in the blog. Sigh. "Others seemed to be a whole lot more creative than I am," I thought to myself. Only recently I've realized that to be creative, as to my embarrassment, you need to feed the mind with imagination. One of the ways is through reading. To acquire a skill, you need to learn, as with creativity. To achieve a certain level of creativity, you need to learn to be creative. Writing a good novel is a form of creativity, which means reading a novel is a form of understanding the creativity itself. Aha. The much awaited epiphany strikes me. I might be overdue to figure that out for my age, but I took it as a sign of maturity. It wasn't that I didn't read any books, books weren't really my ideal companion before.

I'm currently in the middle, and i mean literally right-smack-in-the-middle, of finishing two interesting books, Dan Brown's Angels and Demons and the other is a non-fictional book about optimism that a good buddy of mine lend it to me. Probably the reason why he voluntarily give that book to me might had something to do with the fact that I was sharing some of my depressive thoughts and a sense of despair about my life. Haha.  But that book really open up your mind to different perspectives of optimism. Who would have thought optimism can be of many interpretations to different individuals. Thanks, dude. When you're hooked to a book, you can feel the insights just pouring onto you. It's kind of exciting, don't you think? Then again, some people can write pretty well based solely on their life experiences. Maybe my life isn't as interesting as others, i guess. There I go with my negative thoughts again. Pfft. Oh well, time to do something about that.

Cheers.

Yours truly,
Danial.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Me, myself and I



Hello guys.

By starting this blog, I feel like I'm obligated to give my readers a brief introduction about myself. For a guy that has been the only child of the family for more than 22 years, I'm not much of a talker. Writing is more amicable to me than speaking incessantly. Though, I'm not a frequent writer. Occasionally, I'd write the things I feel worth noting. A constant reminder so I wouldn't make the same mistakes twice. Once beaten, twice shy, as they'd say. Also, my lack of creativity doesn't help me to write a good post either. By the way, forget about that ambitious once-a-week update of my blog. It's quite unfeasible for me to achieve. Hee.

One might say that I'm an introvert, and one might be true. As introvert as I am, I have a small circle of friends that I can rely on. From time to time, I would holler them whenever we're simultaneously in our hometown. Arrange a breakfast session together or just share a cup of coffee at the nearest cafe. Although, sometimes we would find ourselves back to the same old topic, the company is nevertheless pleasurable.

At home, I have my caring and loving mother. She would always have something to say or talk about. That's one of many things I love about my mum. The house would be so bland without her. Though, her interest of getting me hitched with someone according to her preferences can be somewhat annoying. Sorry, Ma. And there's my Dad. The one that would give me advise and support me in whatever I do. From my interest in playing the guitar to my athletic life as a bowler. I remembered that he would drive me everyday to school, a month before my SPM starts, and prep talk me during our drive to school. Motivate me to do my best in the exam. Normally, I'd have taken the van. And so, I'd say alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) for all the blessings He sent to me through all these people that I've known, especially my parents.

Other than that, I'm just a guy trying to fit in with the world. Sometimes I can be so insignificant I feel like I'm nonexistent. I think that's why The Perks of Being A Wallflower resonates with me. Minus the terrible accident and the fact that he had found a girl, Charlie is my fictional self.

Cheers.

Yours truly,
Danial.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pilot



Hello guys.

For those who have been following me, you might've noticed that I've brought down all of my previous posts. The reason behind this is that I want to start anew. Most of my previous posts were a little bit too childish. And sometimes, it can be tedious and insignificant to others who read them. I mean who wants to read about dated news, anyway? Then again, it can be that I'm just a perfectionist, trying to get things done in the best way it can be done. Hmm. Anyway, speaking of news, do not trust other than the official news providers to avoid believing any bogus news, people. These fake news can be circulated easily nowadays via social networks. I can't remember how many times I've had those "Is this real?!" moment. Sigh. Curse you "Share" button!

Other than that, I will try to update this page once a week to keep the momentum going. Potentially, I would try to post things regarding the title of this blog itself, music and life, my life perhaps, on the situations I've been and some thoughts that I wanted to share. Your comments and responses are much appreciated at all time. I might be wrong and you might be right. So, correct me if I'm wrong. We all can learn from each other. Life is about learning and it never ends. Besides that, I might repost some of my previous posts in the future, after I've made some alterations.

So now, I would like to present my new and improved (hopefully) blog with this minimal layout. As I'd like to say, less is more. Hopefully we all can gain something from this one.

Here's to a new beginning!

I would like to end with a phrase of which a good friend of mine always like to say,
and coincidentally the same title of my dad's favorite tv show,

Cheers.

Yours truly,
Danial.