Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Posted by Donnalyn Weir at 8/18/2009 10:09:00 PM 0 comments
When I was trying to find the other pair of my earrings tonight, I came to realize that I actually have quite a lot of jewelries. I don’t have an obsession of collecting them; in fact, I don’t even wear jewelry most of the time.

Ask yourself. Is there anything that you are so obsessed about? I know people who buy things like crazy even if they don’t really need it. For some rich people they collect expensive cars and multi-million dollar diamonds; others buy expensive line of clothing’s, shoes, and bags like crazy. I know someone who collects the most expensive watches in the world.

If you buy/collect something excessively, you are obsessed of it. Being obsessed of something is bad. I don’t want to throw any blame to those who have problems like this because psychologically, it is considered to be an illness. I have read stories about people who are “shopaholic” or those who shops so bad that they can no longer control themselves from buying anything even if their wallet is hurting. People like these have to see a psychologist just to cure this kind of “illness”.

Well, it is a different story for those multi-billionaires like Paris Hilton who doesn’t care if she has an illness of shopping too much stuff because she can actually afford it. Or maybe to those very poor people who can’t even afford an obsession of eating right or having a simple home to live in. Isn’t it hard to think how the chosen few (rich people) buy anything that they want while majority of the worlds population can’t even eat enough food everyday or live even in a simple shelter they can call home.

I feel for those unfortunates but I don’t blame the chosen few because I know life is just life. We always find it unfair and crazy but no one can ever fathom the real reason why things existed.

So if we have some little or huge obsessions to anything, just always remember that we are responsible for what ever deeds we do. If you think you enjoy it and you’re not guilty of hurting yourself or other people then just let that guilty pleasure go on. Remember, your own life is your own responsibility; we just live our life once to live it not only to the fullest but also in the right way.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Mom's 68th Birthday

Posted by Donnalyn Weir at 8/17/2009 08:11:00 AM 1 comments
Last night we celebrated my mother in law’s 68th birthday. We went to a nearby Casa Gallardo to eat our dinner with the whole family.

I admired my mother in law that at the age of 68 she is still very strong. She has been a very good mother to her children and a loving wife to her one and only love who had passed away years ago. She remains strong until now because she knows she is still the one that bonds all of her children and their families. She is a mother of five children and I married her oldest son. I can’t count how many grandchildren and great grandchildren she has, but one thing is sure, all of them love her so much.

We had margaritas after the meal and it made me a little bit tipsy because I never had taken any alcoholic drinks for quite a long time until last night. We headed home with smile on our faces and a thankful heart, thanking to God for blessing Carol Weir with so much love from her family and friends.

To my mother in law, whom I normally called mom, Belated Happy Birthday and We Love You!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Music Education: Composition and Orchestration

Posted by Donnalyn Weir at 8/07/2009 03:26:00 PM 2 comments
I understand how hard it is to be studying music because it doesn’t only need one’s talent on how to play a certain musical instrument or sing a certain piece but it also needs one’s knowledge on how to coordinate with the other musical instruments like for example to coordinate with the whole musical orchestra.

The whole thing about studying music requires not only the knowledge but good practice. It is very important that one can do what he/ she had studied that’s why it is very important that a student can experience a realistic sounding performance using a vast collection of orchestral instruments. Well yes, it is very expensive if you will hire the whole orchestra that’s why there is a new innovation in music education where one can do a realistic practice with a virtual orchestral instrument online. With this one, a student can practice and hear his play more realistic using vast collections of orchestral samples and virtual instruments.

This new innovation in music education can really help the student learn more and practice more realistically so that they will be more successful in their crafts. One of those that offer this services is Ravel Virtual Studios. Finally, learning the music composition and orchestration is easier and less expensive.

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