Big Life (26 Letters) – USS

Hey everyone, it’s another edition of Music Mondays! Today is all about my favourie music duo.

I’m not sure if any of you have heard the band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (also known as USS). They are originated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are an alternative rock duo. They like to describe themselves as, “We like to call what we do the campfire after-party. It’s like you’re at Nirvana Unplugged, but there’s a drum and bass party and glow sticks all around you.”

They are one of my favourite people to listen to. I have saw them live, with my best friend, and I was so happy. I had such a great time.

I was sad that not long ago, they decided to quit making music, and plan on releasing their final album in January of next year.

What I love about their song, Big Life, is that it reminds me that I am the actor and director of my whole. I basically have the power to live my best life.

Here’s a photo of their concert. They have a lot of live music videos on YouTube, if you want to experience their show.

“You don’t know powerful you are
Rewrite your history
It starts with
Twent-six letters
Stitch them all together
Make a big life, a big life
Infinite to nothing
From zero to something
Make a big life, a big life
A big life, a big life.”

-USS, Big Life

Lest We Forget

November the 11th, is a day that we honour and remember those who had sacrificed their lives for our peace and freedom. Without these brave men and women, who knows how different this world would have been today.

I have learned and admired these heroes throughout my history classes in school.

I hope that everyone finds a way to reflect on these brave heroes. Always give thanks for what they have sacrificed.

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders field

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high/
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

-John McCrae, Flanders Fields

John McCrae was a poet and physician from Guelph, Ontario. He later enrolled with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

His poem is believed to be the most popular poem of its time.

Day 141 of 192

This is Tuesday’s item.

This awesome sweater was given to my sister as a Christmas present from our grandparents. It was from Christmas of 2009, because British Columbia, Canada was hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics Games the following year. For those who may not know, is I’m born and raised in Canada, so this was extremely memorable and exciting for me.

I remember I would run home from school to watch some of the games. I also remember begging my mom if I could stay up and watch the closing ceremonies since Avril Lavigne was going to sing a few of her songs. It was really fun to watch it all. It makes me a bit sad that this year’s Olympics were postponed. I feel bad for the athletes who have been training really hard to participate in these games. I hope they can all still play whenever they are rescheduled.

After my sister had outgrew this sweater, she passed it on to me. I got to wear it for a little bit. I got a lot of clothes from my sister. Which explains why I have a ton of clothes.

Although unfortunately, it no longer fits for me anymore. I have started saving and setting aside some clothes for my niece to wear when she is older. I kept this because it is apart of our history and culture. She is almost two, but she will be growing a lot.

Thankful Thursdays #1

As part of my new idea, I will be talking about things that make me grateful. I originally got this idea from Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project, I recommend that book because it is an amazing book. Every Fridays she talks about what makes/made her happy throughout the week.

  1. I am always grateful for my wonderful boyfriend. He is always supportive and takes great care of us. He makes me happy.
  2. I love reading my books, right now I am reading the Fantastic Beasts, after just finishing up the Harry Potter series again. I have always had a love for books.
  3. I am grateful for being able to message my family. I love talking to my boyfriend, my sister, and my cousins.
  4. I am grateful to live in Canada, although I am sad that I wasn’t able to partake in any festivities yesterday. And that’s okay, I am just glad to live in this amazing country.
  5. I am grateful to receive my Great Grandmother’s tea collection of tea cups and matching saucers. I have always wanted to have a collection of tea cups and saucers. And the best part is that they used to be my Great Grandma’s. She was a gracious woman, I am glad I was able to meet her and share memories with her.

What are the things you are grateful for this week? I would love to read it in the comments below.

Happy Canada Day

Today this beautiful country turned 148 years old. It’s quite a magical day.

Although my traditions got broken. I see fireworks with my sister and her boyfriend and my ma. But today I spent the majority of my day with my boyfriend’s family and then I had dinner with my ma and later we saw fireworks.

It was still an enjoyable day. 🙂