Sunday, 21 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Tomorrow's weather forecast. I will be thankful just for being alive. Nothing more will matter. I will be thankful for this sun that shines in my skies ans softly kisses my face, giving me hope for the future. That will be enough. And I'll be happy.
Monday, 15 November 2010
This year will be a year of several changes. I will be graduating soon and that implies that I would be able to work in a year or so. But if it wasn’t for my Master’s degree, my professional career would start soon. Despite that, I will be having my first professional experience in February, when I will take an internship for 4 months or so.
I’ve been in Uni for almost 3 years and I still have 2 years ahead of me. I feel like it has been such a long path with quite a few challenges. I was lucky enough to be given this opportunity. Therefore, it is something that I really appreciate and because of that I try always my best. It is hard working and very tiring. It isn’t something that you can do without commitment or by not trying at all. It will take time, patience and a couple of headaches. There will be times when you will want to give up and everything will feel like crap. Uni can be a really demoralizing experience if you don’t have the nerve to do it.
This final year is specially driving me insane. I have such a harsh schedule and some demanding subjects. But I guess it is worth it and everything will pay off in the end (at least, I want to think so). At least I feel a little wiser by the end of every day. I don’t know everything yet and I know that I will never know. And I don’t actually think that the most important things are the ones you learn in class, at Uni or somewhere else. The biggest lessons of all are the ones that we learn in our lives, every single day. And as always, I still have a lot to learn.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Tomorrow's weather forecast. I won't regret anything. I will look into my past with no regrets, no fears, no resentments. And I will believe that my present and future will be as bright as the sun shining on a rainy day, making its way trough the dark and stubborn clouds. I will be able to understand that despite the sun is hiding itself for now it will come the day when it will glow again. I will glow too.
And the Spring will come one final time into my life.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Koizora is a Japanese romance novel written by Mika. Later on, it has been adapted into a manga, a drama and a film. The story is about a girl, named Mika Tahara, who has just started high school. The central plot is mainly introduced by an event: Mika lost her cell phone in the school's library and when she finds it she starts to receive phone calls from an unknown boy. Although Mika does not know who this boy is, she starts to feel at ease with the sound of his voice and without realizing it she falls in love with him during summer vacations. When finally school starts, Mika agrees to meet with him and to Mika's shock, he turns out to be Hiro, the delinquent boy she is afraid of. But love has its own ways and Hiro softly wins her heart. Although this seems only a beautiful love story, it is also as dramatic as it could be: Mika faces the most threatening experiences as being raped, harassed by Hiro's ex-girlfriend while her own family is falling apart. In the mean time, she and Hiro have to deal with an unplanned pregnancy and although they are determined to start a family together, a miscarriage brings tragedy to them both.
Afterwards, there is a subtle twist. Suddenly, Hiro starts to act cold towards Mika and surprisingly he ends up breaking up with her. Her heart is broken, shaded with memories of the past and of their love. But somehow, she finds a way of carrying on with her life. In the end, Hiro was just trying to protect her, while facing alone a terminal illness that will take him away. By a casual situation, Mika founds out about it all and makes the difficult decision to go to his bedside, staying near him until he is gone. Although Mika's presence makes him want to try harder, he is incapable of staying by her side and tragically he passes away.
This is a story about gain and loss, about happiness and sadness. About having it all and suddenly loosing everything. It is just a heart touching and remarkable story, that will be make anyone fall in love. It is made of simple gestures, of simple actions that determinate the all plot. The beauty of it is on its natural flow and cadence. It’s a special story: Koizora is actually claimed to be a biographical account of Mika, the writer. When I found myself thinking of how someone was able to face such tragedy, managing trough something like this, I could not help thinking how brave this person should be to actually share her story.
In the end, it isn’t just a story; it ended up being an extraordinary inspiration.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Tomorrow's weather forecast. I will let it go eventually. One day, it will be forgotten. I won't stop believing it, though. And one day my heart will burst into bloom again.
I will let the stars shine clearly on my starry skies, I will let them glow, flaming with my dreams. That's the only thing that I've left, that's my belief.
This was tomorrow's weather forecast.