Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup

•September 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Bring me the sunset in sleeping cups
let night gently pour, as light fills up
spill it in, with the deepest tranquility
as my astonished eyes sink in ecstasy

Hold it like a fair diamond in the hand
shining like gold, as dry summer sand
sip me freedom, as I sip the soft power
that lays within the magic of its color

Bring me the sunset in treasured cups
let night shake, as morning brightens up
touch my senses, for the heart to leap
dress me yellow rays, let sorrow sleep

As I listen to the ripples of its orange fall
drown me with beaming memories I recall.
As for my lonely tired eyes, and thirsty lips
bring me a cup lightened by sunset drips ..

River Flows In You

•June 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I Do It For My Dad

•March 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Everyone has that one thing that keeps them going. No obstacle seems too daunting with that one piece of motivation. I do it for my dad.

I remember a back in high school when I was competing in the state-wide science fair. I distinctly remember receiving my award for 2nd place and there was no louder cheer or smile than that from my father. He beamed with honor. A single tear fell from his eye. I had never seen him so proud in my life.

Even to this day, I forward him my college grade reports and he can’t wait to show it off to his buddies or to the congregation at the church.

Although my father disapproves my relationship with an African-American man, I know in his heart that I’m still his little girl and I know that he’s proud of me. It keeps me going in the hardest of times. My goal is to keep my father proud of me in all aspects of my life. I do it for my dad.

Raise Your Voices

•January 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Talk louder.
Raise your voice.
Tell me who you are.
Forget the broken times.

Mend your heart.
Fix all your dreams.
Tell me what you think.
Or try to understand.

Smell the roses.
Feel anothers pain.
Whisper little secrets.
What do you see.

Listen.

Can you hear it?

Listen.

Can you feel it?

Listen.

What was that?

Listen.

Who is that?

Just listen.

It was me; telling you to dream.

Listen to nothing.
Dream wide awake.
Stay up for hours tonight.
Spend time by yourself.

Wear what you want.
Say whatever you like.
Don’t make promises.
Wish on another wishing well.

Sing out loud.
Don’t talk at all.
Sleep for years.
Find freedom here and there.

Listen.

Can you hear it?

Listen.

Can you feel it?

Listen.

What was that?

Listen.

Who is that?

Just listen.

It was me; telling you to dream. 

& I Am…Who?

•January 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

My name is Dina and I am 21 years old and currently attending Eastern Nazarene College. My current major is Business Administration and I plan on continuing to obtain my degree in Computer Science.

I own a computer repair business called Bugs and Chips. I enjoy repairing, upgrading, and building computers from scratch. I took apart my first computer when I was 11 and hit the ground running from there. Everyone knows me as that “computer nerd”, and I will never be caught without the latest technology. =)

On my own time, I love playing piano. I feel that I can relay my inmost feelings by the kind of music I play and compose. I’ve been playing since the age of six but had a falling out and quit a few years ago. Now, I’ve been playing and practicing more than ever and I plan to record most of my music on here.

Volleyball is my favorite sport and I’ve played on varsity for my full four years in high school at O’Bryant. Go Lady Tigers!! We were five time city champions and have played in the states many times. I learned quite a few of life lessons through my coach and memories that will not soon be forgotten.

Poetry is one of my passions as well. I’ve amassed a collection of over 300 different poems since I began writing in the 6th grade. It was there that I wrote my first love poem and have never disclosed who it was to. Writing helps me release my emotions when I don’t have a piano available. There’s just something magical about the words that flow from my heart to my pen.

I’m a water baby and during the summer months you will always find me at College Pond in Plymouth, MA. I absolutely love lounging in the shade there, as well as swimming laps around the lake. If you’ve never been there, I suggest you go. It’s so relaxing and beautiful.

Also, I love video games. You’ll see me mainly playing action/adventure or thrill games. Of course Guitar Hero and Rockband are a must. I currently own a PS3 and Wii console. Anything that has multiplayer, I’ll be online. My PS3 Network ID is MAJORsilence. Add me! =)

You’ll never catch me without a book either. Some of my favorite authors include Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, and Ken Follett. Nothing beats snuggling up in the winter with a cozy blanket, a hot cup of tea and a book in front of the fireplace.

I am currently in the travel and hospitality field and work in two major Boston hotels. I enjoy meeting people from around the world and have learned quite a lot about various cultures. Traveling has been one of my passions since I entered into this field when I was just 16. Life’s too short just to sit around in one place. There’s a whole world waiting to be explored and conquered!

Occasionally, I like to venture out and snap a few pictures and, if they come out good, have them framed. You’ll see a new photo here from time to time that I have taken.

I hope this little excerpt has given you a little insight to who I am and what I enjoy. ❤

Reflections on 2009 and Hopes for 2010

•January 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

2009 was a year filled with rollercoaster emotions for me. So many things achieved, yet so many things lost. However, I want to touch upon the positives of this past year plus my goals for 2010.

Positives of 2009

Raised GPA to 3.7 (Magna Cum Laude)
My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Marcos. =)
Lost 15lbs
Raised over 3000 dollars for various charities by participating in walks and fundraisers
Took a much-needed vacation to Kalahari Resorts
Launched own computer business (Bugs and Chips)
Gathered more self-confidence
Invested in Macbook Pro + iPhone 3GS =)
Realigned myself with playing piano; I had previously quit from being discouraged

Most importantly, I learned more about myself and who I want to become. I feel more ambitious and more empowered than ever before. I no longer am the little girl who would sit quietly and let other people dictate my life for me. The only person that’s going to ever be there for me is myself and I’m in charge of my life. I’ve learned a lot about love and emotions this past year and a lot of joy and happiness, but of course, pain and heartache always follows. You just need to get back up and dust yourself on and keep on moving.

Hopes for 2010

Get car on the road by February/March
Move to either Brighton, Downtown or Lower Mills by August
Retain GPA and attempt to raise to 4.9 (Summa Cum Laude)
Move up in the hospitality industry
Expand business
Continue losing weight
Take a cross-country trip on Amtrak
Continue to volunteer for various charities

I know that this list is kind of a lot to ask for, but with perseverance and attitude, I know I can achieve it.

Have a happy and prosperous new year everyone!

Emotion

•December 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Don’t mind the Family Guy poster in the back =) This video was taken when I was living with my roommates. One of my favorite compositions. More to come when I can find a suitable camera/camcorders to record with.