anything nice you have been up to this week?

a calm nice week with work, saffron buns, asian drama series and some music production with friends. found a new app called "how we feel", i really like it. it's about tracking your emotions to find patterns.


how is the creativity process going?

pretty good, even though my own music is taking a little more time right now.


i’m producing a song together with friends. it’s an original song they’ve made together and we’re recording it in my home studio.


i’m also doing some vocals on a colleague’s original song as well.


so my own music will wait another week. but it’s coming around too.


what are you listening to?

i’m on a steady BTS period right now. :3


also got my spotify wrapped, here are my stats for this year.

no surprised lofi beats is my top genre this year, i've been listening to it while working. A lot of korean and japanese music. also my own tune "making it up" :) seems like i put it on repeat a few times, been studying this song a lot.

what are you watching?

Damena Otoko ja Dame Desu ka?

Gonta, a good-looking man living a false life in Tokyo, and Katsuyo, whose grandma is a powerful and energetic woman who lives an honest life in the countryside, suddenly exchange bodies one day.

what are you reading?

nothing in particular. feels like my reading is sucked up by asian drama series right now. nothing bad with that. :) would recommend mydramalist.com if you're also a asian drama nerd like me. and myanimelist.com.


what have you been buying or decluttering?

fairy lights for the bedroom. the bedroom lamp is broken after many years.


how are your 5 habits?

reflect: 5

meditate: 5

exercise: 1

read: 1

create: 4


what are you grateful for?

lazy days. glögg. music. drama series. having time to rest.


what are you letting go off?

sugar!


what are your highlights?

music production and asian drama series. it’s been such a chill week.

anything nice you have been up to this week?

stepped out of my comfort zone and did something very creative at work, i had so much fun!

went to a friend’s birthday party and a nice time with people i haven’t seen in a long time.

watched a musical called ”come from away”, it was really really good!

had some advent celebration with friends, had glögg and saffron buns, fell asleep to a boring tv show.


how is the creativity process going?

it’s going great. i had three different music projects outside my own music making. it’s really nice to collab with other people.


what are you listening to?

i rediscovered a japanese artist called tetsuya or tetsu69, i like this song the most right now.

what are you watching?

plus & minus -

Zheng Ze Shou and Fu Li Gong are good friends who have grown up together since kindergarten. Not only are they childhood friends, they even work for the same company until an accident shakes the two. At the same time, Kato Yuki, also known as X, is a free-spirited bartender and Jian Ying Ze, a divorcee who can't let go of the past, runs a laundromat. One day the laundromat owner stumbles upon the colorful nightlife of the bartender. The two collide and slowly realize each other's inner desires.

what are you reading?

still reading the light novel: ”the case files of jeweler richard”.


what have you been buying or decluttering?

tickets to the musical ”come from away”.


how are your 5 habits?

reflect: 5

meditate: 5

exercise: 1

read: 2

create: 4


what are you grateful for?

having not too much work right now.

enjoying nice activities with close friends.

music.

having fun music projects going on.


what are you letting go off?

feelings that have been carried far too long.


what are your highlights?

come from away, glöggmys and birthday celebrations!


i’m really digging the youtube channel ”better ideas”. i posted one of their videos here on the blog before called ”why being yourself i ruining your life”.


a few years ago i came across this first video where joey talks about lessons from past friendships and i really think there are many gold nuggets to gather here. my favorite is ”always assume initiative”.

the second video is more or less about 10 tips on how to lose friendships, portrayed in a comedian way. i think there are a lot of value and wisdom in these two videos.

friendships are important, and it’s not something to take for granted. it’s crucial to cherish and make time for the friends around you, especially close friends. it’s important to chose friendships deliberately, to be open and honest about your own needs and also to have the courage to part ways with people who aren’t a great fit. it will only help you shift your focus and time to other people and start building new friendships.


i also don’t believe friendships are a one-sided investment. you need to reach a healthy balance otherwise it will be hard to be together in the future. and if you only care about how you feel and don’t take the feelings of others into account, it means that you’re forcing the relationship on the other person and both of you will struggle to be together.


i think friendships are one of the most important but, unfortunately, many times undervalued relationship. romantic relationships often tend to take over, putting friendships in the shadow. i believe it’s essential to put your time and effort where it belongs and tend to every important relationship you’ve got, especially the relationship with your friends.


and that's my thoughts on friendship!

 

disclaimer: opinions are not fact. if you get inspired by my words and want to apply anything to your own life then that’s wonderful. if you don’t agree with me then that’s okay too. no hard feelings. i’m not trying to convince anyone of anything, i just want to write about interesting topics because it’s just a pure simple pleasure of mine. thank you for reading. :)