Soulful Thoughts of Rachel

This is my life. It is my one time to be me. I want to experience every good thing. ~ Maya Angelou

Joy of Fairy Tales

Written By: rachel - Jan• 12•16

I grew up reading fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.  I remember my mom reading those stories to me before going to bed.  She also bought me books with colorful graphics.  I enjoyed reading them over and over again when I was young.  I also imagined myself as part of the story.  It was fun to play make believe.

Today we commemorate the birth of Charles Perrault, the author behind these classic childhood stories.  Google Doodle pays tribute to the French author.

 

Photo credit: Screencap from Google

Caring for Your Guitar

Written By: rachel - Jan• 12•16

Playing a musical instrument like the guitar stimulates the brain.  It helps improve memory and promotes creativity.  If you love playing your guitar, you should find time to care for your musical instrument.  Proper maintenance ensures that your guitar will continue to produce quality sounds.  Make it a point to periodically clean your guitar using clean fretboard to protect it from effects of humidity and temperature.  Playing music requires dedication and discipline. Practice as often as you can.  Learning a new piece can be very rewarding.  It feels good to play a new song and share it with others.

A Promising Year Ahead

Written By: rachel - Jan• 01•16

Each brand new year is a chance to start anew.  May we learn from our past experiences and use that knowledge to improve our lives and relationships.  May this year bring forth blessings and open new doors of opportunities.  We all have our share of struggles.  May we find strength to face challenges and triumph from them.  Remember that life is a gift.  Cherish each day and create happy memories.

Joy of Music

Written By: rachel - Dec• 27•15

The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  Fill your home with laughter and heartwarming music.  People who love to sing and play musical instruments enjoy performing in front of people closest to their hearts.  Music is a great Christmas gift to all. The selmer clarinet produces beautiful music when combined with other musical instruments. Sing Christmas carols and let the spirit of the holiday unite loved ones.

A Beautiful Christmas to All

Written By: rachel - Dec• 25•15

Wishing everyone a beautiful and blessed Christmas!  It’s a time of feasting on delicious food and enjoying the gift of togetherness.  May your homes be filled with laughter and joy.  It’s a wonderful time of the year to give thanks to all our blessings in life.  The best gift you can give on Christmas is the gift of kindness.  Share your blessings with the less fortunate.  A little kindness always goes a long way.  God bless everyone!

Merry Christmas!

Joy of Guitar Music

Written By: rachel - Sep• 29•15

Music brings a wonderful kind of high.  Music also brings people together. Learning a new song on your guitar is fun and exciting. It’s an opportunity to share something new with family and friends. The Internet has become a good source of interesting music pieces.  You can search for new guitar pieces online.  You can also watch video guitar tutorials.  Use quality guitar strings like ernie ball to create beautiful music.  Durable guitar strings last longer.  You don’t have to worry about your strings malfunctioning while playing for family and friends.

Congratulations Yohan!

Written By: rachel - Sep• 29•15

Congratulations to my son Yohan for winning 3rd place at the at the 2015 District Science and Technology Fair and Congress!  I’m so proud of your victory.  I admire your hard work and determination. May you continue to enjoy more achievements in life.  Keep up the good work!

Creating sound effects

Written By: rachel - Jul• 13•15

Invest on quality equipment to produce quality music. The world of recording relies on talented artists and great equipment to come up with beautiful sound and melody. The m audio fast track ultra driver is a great addition to a music studio. Music producers and artists prefer it because of its terrific performance record. It is also noted for its trusted reliability.  It is easy to enhance your music by adding effects. You can experiment on different sound effects to create music that stands out and appeals to your target market.

Remembering Life Before the Internet

Written By: rachel - Jul• 13•15

Life used to be simple and sweet before the Internet.  During family gatherings, kids would eat in a hurry so that they could play outside with their cousins.  Kids were so active back in those days.  Their laughter reverberated on the walls as they played traditional games like piko, habulan, taguan, patintero, agawan base, and many more.  Things have changed significantly over the years.  Today, family reunions seem more subdued.  Kids are more passive these days.  They usually huddle in one room playing with their gadgets. I miss those days.

Enjoy Live Band Music

Written By: rachel - Jun• 28•15

Music never fails to bring people together.  During parties and get-together affairs, it’s always nice to have good music playing in the background.  Live music can add life to a special occasion.  Many people appreciate watching live performances during special occasions like weddings, birthdays and Christmas parties.  If you want a lively event, it’s nice to book a band to get your party going.  Make it a point to choose a fun, lively and cool band that can perform your favorite type of music. If you want a copy of the band’s live performance, you can request them to record it. A handheld recorder like the zoom h5 can do the job.  Let the music play and dance all night.