I Am Back – Am I Back?

Hello world,

how have you been?

Just came back here somehow feeling like doing so. Well, what’s new on my side of life?Image

  • I fell in love and I broke up – it was a short but intense time
  • I started studying to become a master degree and stopped studying – it was a short but not wasted time
  • I started to take some dancing lessons and I still enjoy it – it is a weekly delight often clearing my head full of thoughts
  • I am still singing and might perform for the first time since a very long time on stage soon
  • I read a lot of books and discovered a little interest for art and architecture, suggestions welcome on these issues!
  • I might have learned a lot about myself – want to share some thoughts with you right now…
  1. Asking the right questions
    If I don’t know enough about the things I am working on, I tend to try to puzzle things out myself. After some time without finding any working solution, I get frustrated and feel blocked. The way to get back on track: Asking the right questions – or at least asking a team mate for help. Only this way I can improve my knowledge and feel more confident about the work I do. Which leads me to…
  2. Finding the right attitude
    Some days, I tend to shut up and listen and listen and listen and wait, you get it but I didn’t understand the last thing you said but I just keep listening and lose track and you keep talking… This is not the right attitude, I can’t keep staying that passive because I risk to miss a lot of learning opportunities this way. So even if I’m feeling tired or in a bad mood, I need to ask questions if I don’t understand something someone is telling me and not let a monologue happen. I need to keep learning to…
  3. Keep on moving
    I’m 23 years old, been working for seven months now after finishing my studies and I still feel that I’m quite at the beginning of my working career and journey of life. I am getting a clue where I could head for but am still unsure how to get there. But step by step, I keep on moving. Facing challenges instead of suffering from problems – that’s the attitude, dude!

So much from my side of life for now, now it’s up to you:

  • What are the challenges you are currently facing?
  • What’s on your mind?
  • Which is the direction you’re heading for?

Wishing all of you a great time.

Chris

 

Tell Me I’m Wrong, Please!

Howdy folks,

without much comments another lyrics of mine. Comments and Likes are very welcome.

 

Kiss from a rose

Kiss from a rose

Why don’t you | talk to me any | more?

What have I | done to you that you | treat me this way

Tell me a | reason, this is what I am | asking for.

I want | clarity, even if it means you | say

good- | bye. | | |

 

I know it is | weird, I mean I just don’t | know you

you know we | talked on the train and I | found you

acci- | dentally, thought it was | faith, now I am going | through

hell you know I don’t | know why you don’t talk to me | _ anymore

I only | know that I am missing | _ you _|_

 

Sorry - had to let this out...

Sorry – had to let this out…

I am | missing the days we could | have just the two of us

I am | missing the things we could | learn about you and me

I am | crying I even don’t know why it | hurts so bad, feels like I must

ac- | cept I’ve never been a part of your | beautiful life.

You seem to | want me to | _ leave. | Tell me I’m wrong | _ please

 

| Yesterday I felt so high as I | found you

You | texted me, you were drunk and your | friends wrote silly things

I hope you | know I never wanted to hurt or to | use you

I just wanted to get to | know to the girl that rushed into my | life like springs

I am | missing you

without even | knowing you

I am | missing you

wishing for | getting to | know | you

I am | missing you _|_

 

Dark and rainy days

Dark and rainy days

I am | missing the days we could | have just the two of us

I am | missing the things we could | learn about you and me

I am | crying I even don’t know why it | hurts so bad, feels like I must

ac- | cept I’ve never been a part of your | beautiful life.

You seem to | want me to | _ leave. | Tell me I’m wrong | _ please

 

May peace surround you and be happiness your friend, hope it will be mine tomorrow, again.

Chris

How Facebook Plus Travelling By Train And An Open Mind Can Change Your Life

Howdy folks,

Kiss from a rose

Kiss from a rose

imagine this one: I travelled by train yesterday and talked to a young woman. She had to get off the train in a city near mine. She told me what she was studying and as it was quite a special subject of study (translated to something like “sports, health and sparetime”), I found her on Facebook by a search for her university (guessed from the subject and the city she got into the train) in combination with the city she left the train as her hometown. As her hometown is not a very big city, the search returned some twenty results. By her profile photo, I found the right result quite quick and added her which was very surprising for her (like having found her was surprising for me, too). What a funny, small world…

Left part of an old factory taken from the train on my way to my grandmother

Left part of an old factory taken from the train on my way to my grandmother

Now I am home again, chatting with some friends and listening to my YouTube playlist. I will work on my Remember Happiness Today series soon, already thought about how to continue it a few days ago. You know, I need a question for every day so there has to be some method how I can think of good questions without repeating them. I thought of giving every day of the week a topic name:

  • Material Monday
  • Thinking Tuesday
  • Worried Wednesday
  • Thumbs Up Thursday
  • Physical Friday
  • Social Saturday
  • (St)Art(ing) Sunday
Right part of an old factory taken from the train on my way to my grandmother

Right part of an old factory taken from the train on my way to my grandmother

Now I have seven columns and can add verbs to create questions with in a row for every week. After rearranging my notes I had before the design of this method, I now have still verbs for two weeks, then I need to think about more verbs related to my daily topics again.

What do you think about this method? How would you call your days of the week?

I wish all of you a great Sunday, thank you very much for being here.

May peace surround you and be happiness your friend.

Chris

Is Summer Over Now?

Howdy folks,

here’s another lyrics for you that came into my mind reading shadowedteenager’s post. Hope you like it!

English: Summer field in Belgium (Hamois). The...

English: Summer field in Belgium (Hamois). The blue flower is Centaurea cyanus and the red one a Papaver rhoeas. Français : Un champ en été en Belgique (Hamois). La fleur bleue est un bleuet des champs et la rouge un coquelicot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer’s | over
Even if the | leaves aren’t falling yet
It’s getting | cold at night and | sun doesn’t recover
So it’s | cold and wet all | day
Summer’s | over |

| How many times did you | smile this summer?
When the sun | smiled upon your | face?
How many times did you | laugh this summer?
Think of them | now you’re in a | haze

Summer Love

Summer Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s | spring when our hearts bounce and | our love starts
It’s | summer when we laugh and | love with our hearts
It’s | fall when we get | slowly depressed
Hope that | winter will finally | do its best
Em- | bedding our minds with tender | flakes of snow
| Lighting our hearts with the sun’s re- | flection glow
| Wrapping all up in beautiful | white and though
it is | cold, it is | dark, never kill the | love in our hearts
| Think of this, be- | fore you go! |

Leaves in fall

Leaves in fall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer’s | over
We had a | beautiful time
| Yesterday i tried hard | not to cry
When you | told me i wouldn’t | care about you
i | loved you but you pushed me a- | way way too many | times
| is summer | over now? |

People walk across the frozen Kunming Lake whi...

People walk across the frozen Kunming Lake while snow falls at the Summer Palace, Beijing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s | spring when our hearts bounce and | our love starts
It’s | summer when we laugh and | love with our hearts
It’s | fall when we get | slowly depressed
Hope that | winter will finally | do its best
Em- | bedding our minds with tender | flakes of snow
| Lighting our hearts with the sun’s re- | flection glow
| Wrapping all up in beautiful | white and though
it is | cold, it is | dark, never kill the | love in our hearts
| Think of this, be- | fore you go! |

Shout emoticon

Shout emoticon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is summer | over now?
Or can we | still be saved?
is summer | over now?
Tell me what | should i change?
is summer | over now?
You tell me i | treat you unkind
is summer | over now?
i miss the | you that didn’t always | start a fight
is summer | over now?
is summer | over now?
is summer | over now?
please | get well soon I’m feeling the | end of my time
of sup- | porting you, now you should | make up your mind
you’re | beautiful, | clever but way far too de- | pressed
maybe you need to | struggle alone, would it | be the best
for | you?
even if it | means
that summer’s | over now?

Yiheyuan spring blossom

Yiheyuan spring blossom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s | spring when our hearts bounce and | our love starts
It’s | summer when we laugh and | love with our hearts
It’s | fall when we get | slowly depressed
Hope that | winter will finally | do its best
Em- | bedding our minds with tender | flakes of snow
| Lighting our hearts with the sun’s re- | flection glow
| Wrapping all up in beautiful | white and though
it is | cold, it is | dark, might kill the | love in our hearts
i’ll | think of this, | if i go! |

Back From Paris

Howdy folks,

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 6th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m back from my short trip to my Paris-based friend Noemie. Arrived at her place Monday evening and left Thursday morning for those of you who care about the details. Those days, I visited the Louvre (Sully), went to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysée, Sacré-Coeur (make sure to turn around and enjoy the amazing sight over the city) and walked quite a lot through the city. Had nice evenings with lots of talk and laughter with her and her friends. So much for the “touristic” part of this post, now I want to share two songs with you, I will provide you with the english translation below as they are a kind of English-Spanish-French-Mix.

First one I wrote waiting at Paris Est for her friend who took me to her place:

A+ amigo (Original)

The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph), at the ...

The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph), at the center of the place Charles de Gaulle, Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

J’at|tends j’attends j’at|tends
Au | moins je sais pour|quoi
j’attends J’at|tends j’attends J’es|père que tu n’es plus
| loin On fait la | queue mais je sais que
ç’ ira | mieux aussitôt que tu |soit
arri|vée |

On est gen|til mais tout ça coûte | cher
Je demande la sor|tie et donne la monnaie d’hier a quelqu’|un qui sait pas où il va dormir
cette | nuit | | |

Nunca | sabes donde | andas
Nunca | sabes que ja|mais
That you’ll |never beg for | money
That you’ll | never lose your | home
Can we | help them? Can we | feed them?
Doesn’t | matter if we | all | try | | |

Donc i’m | waiting i’m still | waiting
but I | hope you’ll be here | soon
Watching the | people all the | people
dis | moi dis moi dis moi t’es | où?

Nunca | sabes donde | andas
Nunca | sabes que ja|mais
That you’ll |never beg for | money
That you’ll | never lose your | home
Can we | help them? Can we | feed them?
Doesn’t | matter if we | all | try | | |

You | text me to tell me you’re | here in a while
I | hope you will find me ça | fait long time that
we | met but you’re still on my | mind | |

Nunca | sabes donde | andas
Nunca | sabes que ja|mais
That you’ll |never beg for | money
That you’ll | never lose your | home
Can we | help them? Can we | feed them?
Doesn’t | matter if we | all | try | | |
Always | know that I will | be there
| anywhere you | go
Always | know that I will | watch you
| every step you | take
I’ll take | care of I’ll take | care of
a|+ ami| -i-|go

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur (Photo credit: jotpeh)

A+ amigo (Quickly translated English version)

I wait I wait I wait
At least I know why I do
I wait I wait I wait I hope that you’re not that
far away anymore, I queue up at the ticket office but I know that
it will be better as soon as you will be arrived

People are kind but this all costs quite much
I ask for the exit and give yesterday’s change to somebody who doesn’t know where he will sleep
this night

You never know where you go
You never know that never
That you’ll never beg for money
That you’ll  never lose your home
Can we help them? Can we feed them?
Doesn’t matter if we all try

So i’m waiting i’m still waiting
but I hope you’ll be here soon
Watching the people all the people
Tell me tell me tell me where are you?

You never know where you go
You never know that never
That you’ll never beg for money
That you’ll  never lose your home
Can we help them? Can we feed them?
Doesn’t matter if we all try

You text me to tell me you’re here in a while
I hope you will find me it’s been a long time since
we met but you’re still on my mind

You never know where you go
You never know that never
That you’ll never beg for money
That you’ll  never lose your home
Can we help them? Can we feed them?
Doesn’t matter if we all try
Always know that I will be there
anywhere you go
Always know that I will watch you
every step you take
I’ll take care of I’ll take care of
See you later, my friend

And the second one I wrote on the TGV (train) home to Karlsruhe:

English: Courtyard of the Louvre Museum, with ...

English: Courtyard of the Louvre Museum, with the Pyramid Français : La Cour Napoléon du Palais du Louvre, avec la Pyramide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pretty woman (I’m coming home) (Original)

i’m coming | home i’m coming | home leaving | France leaving | friends
i’m coming | home i’m coming | home hope we’ll | soon meet a- | gain

T’as du travail|ler mais c’est comme ça c’est la | vie
on a fait tour eif|fel même si tu connais pas trop pa|ris
Tu vois on a passé un temp | trop de ouf j’ai même visit|é un peu du Louvr’-
| et à la pro|chaine

i’m coming | home i’m coming | home leaving | France leaving | friends
i’m coming | home i’m coming | home hope we’ll | soon meet a- | gain

On mangeait des bon | crêpes on faisait bien la | fête
t’es partie travail|ler et après tu te cassais la | tête
mais en fait tu | sais que tu es parfaite pretty | woman
on chantait ce ma|tin et puis on est parti pour le | train

i’m coming | home i’m coming | home leaving | France leaving | friends
i’m coming | home i’m coming | home hope we’ll | soon meet a- | gain
Pretty | woman c’est à toi de me rendre vi|site
Pretty |woman viens chez moi très |vite
Pretty | woman merci pour être comme | ça
thank you for being | just the way you | are

Champs Elysées

Champs Elysées (Photo credit: x4rop)

Pretty woman (I’m coming home) (Quickly translated English version)

i’m coming home i’m coming home leaving France leaving friends
i’m coming home i’m coming home hope we’ll soon meet again

You’ve had to go working but that’s the way, that’s life
We’ve visited the Eiffel Tower even if you didn’t know Paris that much
You see we have spent a very great time, I’ve even visited a bit the Louvre
And see you soon

i’m coming home i’m coming home leaving France leaving friends
i’m coming home i’m coming home hope we’ll soon meet again

We ate good crêpes, we partied well
You left for work and afterwards you almost got a headache thinking about something
But after all you know you’re perfect, pretty woman
we sang this morning and then we left for the train

i’m coming home i’m coming home leaving France leaving friends
i’m coming home i’m coming home hope we’ll soon meet again
Pretty woman, it’s up to you to visit me
Pretty woman, hope you’ll visit me soon
Pretty woman, thank you for being like this
thank you for being just the way you are

… hope you liked it, thank you very much for reading, feedback and likes appreciated!

Ever Try

Howdy folks,

another lyrics for you inspired by Shadowedteenager. Hope you like it and try hard every day 🙂

Lawyers

Lawyers (Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik)

She | wanted to teach | children
aged like | eight to twelve |
Her parents | tried to put her | off
telling her to get a | good job for her- | self
She should become a | lawyer a good | lawyer
a rich | lawyer who helps | money to win the | case
She was in- | spired, she was am- | bitious
when she | wanted to teach these | days

Dream girl

Dream girl (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

| What should she | do?
| Whom could she | trust?
| How to | keep her
dreams for- | ever? Never | lose them
Just be- | fore they could get | real
You’ll | never know if you | never try
to | trust yourself make your | own mistakes
know what you’re | fighting for happiness is | what you’ve got
to | feel | follow your | dream! |

Heart

Heart (Photo credit: mozzercork)

But what if my | parents were | right?
she is | wondering day and | night
all the | nightmares the lawyer | contract
she just | dreamt having | signed
She tries to | listen to her | heart now
It never | used to shut up |
Softly | whisp’ring words of | wisdom
The pursuit of | happiness ain’t easy but you should | never give up

Dream!

Dream! (Photo credit: Melody Campbell)

| What should she | do?
| Whom could she | trust?
| How to | keep her
dreams for- | ever? Never | lose them
Just be- | fore they could get | real
You’ll | never know if you | never try
to | trust yourself make your | own mistakes
know what you’re | fighting for happiness is | what you’ve got
to | feel | follow your | dream! |

_ Following dreams _

_ Following dreams _ (Photo credit: NuageDeNuit | Chiara Vitellozzi)

| She knows what to | do
| She knows whom to | trust
| All the | answers
were in-|side her | all her life
Just | pursuing her | dreams
She does not | always know but if she | never tried
to | trust herself make her | own mistakes
knows what she’s | fighting for happiness is | what she will
| feel be- | cause she follows her | dream pursuing her | dreams
It | might not be the | easy way
but i | follow my | dreams

Stand up for life

Howdy folks,

English: Vice Admiral Frank Rosenius (2nd from...

English: Vice Admiral Frank Rosenius (2nd from left), Deputy Supreme Commander, Swedish Defense Forces, is greeted by US Army Brigadier General Hank Stratman (2nd from right), Assistant Division Commander for Support, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), during his visit to Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today I want to share with you the lyrics of a song I wrote about someone who should leave for fighting a war. Inspiration by
Hunter Army Airfield demonstration short story of my good friend RonMamita. Enjoy reading, comments appreciated 🙂

| What if my | country
| called me for | war?
| What if my | fam’ly
| called me to | stay?
| What would I | do?
| What would you | do?
Would you | listen to your heart?
| Or| would you | rather obey? |

Canon Love

Canon Love (Photo credit: Francesca Special K)

i want you to | stay
your wife cries not | hiding her tears
she knows she could | lose you
that’s all that she | fears
Damn | she’s got a right
and | you’ve got a right
to re | ject the honour
and | stand up for life! | | | |

| What if i | stood up for | change?| Police with (stand up for change )
| sirens, the | army | building a fence | (building a fence)
| Stand up for | change (stand up for change)
| Stand up for | change (stand up for change)

Love Love Love

Love Love Love (Photo credit: Gregory Jordan)

for your | fam’ly for your loved ones for the people for the | future the future the future the future
our | future our love our life for our love for | change! (stand up for change)

i want you to | stay
your wife cries not | hiding her tears
she knows she could | lose you
that’s all that she | fears
Damn | she’s got a right
and | you’ve got a right
to re | ject the honour
and | stand up for life! | | | |

for your | fam’ly for your loved ones for the people for the | future the future the future the future
our | future our love our life for our love for | change! (stand up for change)

English: Participants in Hunter's Freedom Walk...

English: Participants in Hunter’s Freedom Walk exit the Hunter Club and begin the one-mile trek down Duncan Dr. and back to Hunter Club. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

i want you to | stay
your wife cries not | hiding her tears
she knows she could | lose you
that’s all that she | fears
Damn | she’s got a right
and | you’ve got a right
to re | ject the honour
and | stand up for life! | | | |

Someday?

Howdy folks,

How are you? I just wanted to share with you my latest lyrics I wrote yesterday morning inspired by my friend shadowedteenager. For those of you that don’t already know, I’m a singer (story here) and just started my own rock band (recordings will still take some time because little gigs are more important for our development at the moment, but of course, I will share the recordings with you as soon we’ve got some). Enjoy reading and let me know what you think, please (the pipes (“|”) show a new bar is beginning but you can just ignore them).

i like my | own company,
| but attract | people like bull the | flies.
I’d prefer being | lonely,
a single | cloud in the sky
but there’s a | crazy thing called you and | i!

i don’t do my | hair properly
| i stopped | brushing my teeths |
shower hasn’t | seen me for weeks
you | still didn’t care
but my | nose refused to | breathe!

i | want to be lonely |
but no one | leaves me alone |
they all think that i | need them |
that’s why i | unplugged my phone |
but they learned | using my door bell |
ringing to | tell me their lies |
They make life what i wish they would | go to, | hell,
there’s no you and | i in my | mind!

Do you think I’m a- | social?
Do you think I’m a | nerd?
Wish I just was that a- | social
I didn’t care bout | things that I heard!

Well not that it an- | noys me
I just don’t | want to annoy you
for | reasons of peace
but | when was the last time you | made a feeling | flash through | me? |

i | want to be lonely |
but no one | leaves me alone |
they all think that i | need them |
that’s why i | unplugged my phone |
but they learned | using my door bell |
ringing to | tell me their lies |
They make life what i wish they would | go to, | hell,
there’s no you and | i in my | mind!

i | want to be lonely |
until I find | someone who cares |
about what i’m | thinking |
what i | say and who dares |
to | tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
a- | bout what’s in your mind
| tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
even | if it’s unkind
| tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
| tell me the truth
a- | bout me and you
and | maybe there will be a | you and i | some- | day?