Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, Five Slaps in a Row

July 12, 2016 | kirin

Have you ever been slapped by your parents as a child? Kirin on extreme right making her “academic face” My parents were fairly anti-spanking. In my entire life, I’ve been slapped a total of seven times, spread over three incidents. This is a blog post about one of those incidents. As a child, my academic …

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June 30, 2016 | kirin

The song “Because” by the Beatles has always been a favorite of mine. this is my take of it using only the bass and vocals. INTERESTING FACT : Yoko Ono was playing moonlight sonata on the piano when Lennon told her to play the same chords in the reverse order and the basic chord structure …

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The Lady of Shallot

May 20, 2016 | kirin

Have you ever read the poem “Lady of Shallot” by Alfred Lord Tennyson? It’s an old long winding poem which talks about this lady who sits in her ivory tower and weaves the scenes she sees IN the reflection of a mirror… Which happens to be facing the window which she can see the road …

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Dream Dream Dream

April 9, 2016 | kirin

I used to sing this song to my sister in high school to tease her about her then boyfriend. I think the Everly Brothers hit the nail on the head with this song – in terms of the lyrics… No one can deny day dreaming about someone when they’re not physically around. Hope you like it! …

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The fire of the Lord

March 27, 2016 | kirin

  Every easter, me and my family attend the Easter Vigil mass, which is really great considering the fact that it happens at 830 the evening before Easter Sunday which means Easter happens 2 hours earlier and I can eat potato and chips two hours earlier because that is what I usually give up for …

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Stopping the Loving

March 7, 2016 | kirin

I sort of suffer from a bit of stage fright, the only way I can get over this fear is to slowly try and conquer it, by facing it head on.. In my third year of college, I stood on stage and competed in the solo category at a college festival and sang a song …

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24 Days

February 9, 2016 | kirin

  I didn’t make MANY resolutions this year… 1. Travel more 2. Make more of an effort with music – get better at the bass and ukulele Those were the top two resolutions on my list. I had hoped being on an airplane at midnight at new years’ eve would sort of give me a …

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Hindi Means “NO” in Tagalog

November 13, 2015 | kirin

I made some friends from the Philippines and one of the things that instantly made me feel like I FOUND MY PEOPLE was the fact that “Hindi” in their language means “NO”. I cannot find a better word to describe how I felt towards the language for a major chunk of my life. Hindi has …

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That time a cat bit me and i became catwoman.

October 23, 2015 | kirin

“Cats don’t bite.” OF COURSE THEY DO and I am living proof that they do bite. Back in 2010, when I had come home on Easter break, I went shopping for stuff to take back for my friends. My friends were pretty low maintainance, so my shopping list contained parle-g biscuits, haldiram’s cornflakes mixture, nestle …

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Mr. Smalltalk

October 11, 2015 | kirin

Once upon a time, there was this girl, let’s call her Bubbly bee. She always had issues with people who tried to force themselves on to other people. She was also not a fan of meaningless banter that went nowhere. She was always up for conversation though, but the empty “hey, how R U?” “what’s …

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