The Beatles’ songs should be left untouched and unchanged. I don’t want any of them remastered because nobody can make any of their songs better. To me, their that good. their music was ahead of their time in a way that only few can emulate. In the words of the Beatles themselves, LET IT BE!!
In response to today’s Daily Prompt: Let it be
John Lennon’s Music Room – The Beatles Story Museum, Liverpool
In response to this week’s photo challenge: Minimalist
I went to the BOXPARK in London over the weekend and discovered this fancy little doughnut shop called Dumdum Donutterie that sells the best doughnuts I have ever tasted.
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy
“Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” – Edna Ferber
Do you agree with this statement on excess? (Thanks for sharing the quote,LuckyestGirl!)
It must be so difficult to have too much of everything. Imagine having as much bad luck as good. After winning millions of (insert currency of preferrence), you get robbed. What about having the most attractive significant other who cheats in front of you? It’s just impossible.
I can’t begin to imagine having all the wealth in the world and all the luxuries it may bring while over half of the world is struggling. On the flipside, I can’t imagine not eating anything or living in the streets.
Bang in the middle. That’s where I’d like to be.
Today’s Daily Prompt: You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
Not having to look at mirrors everyday may lead many of us, including myself, to rely on other people’s accounts on our looks (‘you have toothpaste on your cheeks’). We may never be able to check for ourselves whether we really have something on our cheeks, or whether our hair looks great. It could also mean that we would stop staring at our own reflections while judging ourselves whether we measure up to society’s idea of what we should look like. Is that a good thing? How would that affect our confidence, if at all? Would we all care?
I must remind you that we never truly see with our own eyes. We see with our beliefs. Our various ideas of what we should look like are shaped by our experiences, our interactions with things and people. Also, anything and anyone can be used as mirrors. We can truly see who we are by looking at the people around us, as most of them would treat us the way we treat them.
Today’s Daily Prompt: How often do you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise? Tell us about what happened the last time you were up so early (or late…).
Aside from people who are jet-lagged, work night shifts and those with medical conditions that disrupts their sleeping patterns, why would anyone not wake up early?
Lie-ins are synonymous with holidays and weekends for most people but not me. I want to start my day early. I want to be one of the first people in my time zone to welcome the new day, everyday. I feel that by waking up early, I have more time to accomplish my daily targets which consequently leads to more time to relax during the day.
I also like my daily routine which of course starts with me waking up at roughly the same time regardless of what day it is. This allows me to eat my meals at the same time, and thus avoiding over- or under-eating. It also allows my mind to warm-up before I undertake any heavy thinking.
Waking up early also gives me a daily psychological boost. I always think that if I’m awake earlier than others, I will have a more productive day than them. Deep inside I know that this is not true, but I like to convince myself that it is!
Today’s Daily Prompt: What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?
Most of my students’ parents have said to me in the past that ‘my child’s improvements have all been because of your help’. While I am extremely grateful for the compliment, I genuinely feel that I do not deserve it. I believe that children’s development is influenced by a number of factors. In schools, teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime organisers, bus drivers, security guards, their peers and of course, their parents and care-givers all have a hand in their development. Any improvement- no matter how small or huge- is influenced by a lot of people. Children’s teachers may teach them how to read, but the likelihood of this skill to be learned quickly and retained is influenced by parents’ (and the child’s) efforts to practice and reinforce it.
I always remind families that they – especially the children themselves – are also responsible for the children’s overall development. This gives the students and families a sense of control which they ultimately have. I understand that we as educators have a large role to play in shaping the kids’ futures, I am fully aware that we are only a small piece of the puzzle.
Today’s Daily Prompt: Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status?
My potion is definitely the simplest, yet healthiest drink of them all: good old water.
Can you think of any other drink that has zero calories, zero sugar, organic, cheap, non-addictive and has all the health benefits that everyone needs? I don’t think so. It’s good for your kidneys, your skin and your digestion. Doctors recommend that we each should drink at least eight glasses of water each day – which is not a lot.
Since taking up sports, I have been an avid water drinker. Although just like every other teenage kid in my area (and probably most of the world), I had a phase where all I drank was soft drinks and energy drinks. But I soon returned to water after realising that no other drink could replace it. Water is my preferred beverage even in restaurants. Despite my love for coffee, people still associate me with drinking water.
While I was teaching in a primary school, I made a conscious effort to always carry my water bottle anywhere I go. I hoped that I could not only tell the kids to drink more water, but to also show them that I too were drinking lots of it.
Today’s Daily Prompt Asks: If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?
I am an educator, education researcher and a campaigner for Autism Awareness and Acceptance. I am very proud of what I do and I do not consider it work. I may not be the best at what I do, but I am stiving to be better at it all the time. The passion that I have stems from my interactions with the children and their families. A lot of what I already know has been passed on by experienced mentors who themselves are as passionate as I am with their cause. Despite the hard work, countless sleepless nights and the relatively small pay, I would not trade it for anything else.
If there is a chance for me to stop working for a living, I would do what I am doing voluntarily. That is how passionate I am with what I do. I believe that I am making a difference in people’s lives, albeit in a small capacity. But if we are to change the world for the better, every little effort is needed.
Today’s Daily Prompt: A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.
When lyrics are misheard: