Steve Jobs

Hello everyone!

Remember the blog post I did a few months back about Orphans and What If projects? And I applied the song “Hey Brother” by Avicii? If not, I’ll provide a short summary in this post, but you should check out the older post! If so, then here’s a part twooo!!!

In English class, actually, not English class, but its a humanities class. We do read books and discuss about them and write essays, but my teacher applies books in a way to benefit life and make our lives more worth living. This year, he decided to try something new which is the What If or DIY project. We were separated into groups of our pick and my group consisting of other bloggers decided to raise the awareness of orphans!  This is our contact information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-in-Black-and-White/209564645913097

Our group decided that we should create a Facebook page in order to promote awareness among the teenagers about orphans. What we thought of was: what is the best way to catch a teenager’s attention? Phones, Smartphones. Who created them? Steve Jobs! Know what else? He was an orphan as well.

 We’re not that good with technology and editing, but we tried! This is our video with information of Steve Jobs. Please try to share this video if possible. Since this is also a music blog, I found something really awesome on YouTube called “Thank You, Steve.” It’s an amazing remixed tune that is made with ONLY SOUNDS FROM APPLE PRODUCTS and excerpts from his speeches! You should definitely listen to it and Steve’s inspirational quotes!


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The Wind Forest

Imagination and the limitless ability to explore the world is displayed in “Child in the Woods” by Barry Lopez.  I only read a short excerpt from his book, but I can tell that what he writes is reflexive of his life and his will. He wants children to be exposed to memorable and inspirational events at a young age. He believes that kids will grow healthily and develop a strong mind.

As a child, Barry Lopez lived in the suburbs of America. When he was younger, he met an old women who had given him a meaningful look and said that only through the eyes of a child, they can see things that adults can’t usually see. Barry was looking at the refraction of light from a wind chime and the old woman saw his amazement and interest and said this. This quote had stuck with him ever since. I think that we all have phrases or quotes that we keep and treasure that had been said by adults. When the old woman said this, it made him even more fired up for noticing the small things and become more exploratory.

When Barry grew up, he moved into a cabin in the midst of a rain forest in Oregon. He loved being surrounded by nature and it made him feel more alive than being in a city. He learned a lot about biology of the animals and plants there. When his grandchildren visited him, he tried to show the secret of nature and exposes to them the beauty of the world. He is a living role model or discovery, imagination, and wisdom

Here’s a song that really shows Barry Lopez’s love for nature. It’s called, “The Wind Forest,” by Joe Hisaishi.

Here are the music sheets if you wanna learn how to play this:

http://www.gangqinpu.com/fullread.asp?pages=0&id=9531

Music, the Beautiful Disturber of Air

I really really really love this picture! I had to share it with you guys on my blog. Its a picture filled with quotes about the truths and qualities of music. If you can’t read them, I have them here listed below ; )

Music, the beautiful disturber of air.
Listen…Listen…Listen…
Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast.
To soften rocks or to bend a knotted oak.
If music’ be the food of Love, Play on!
We are the Music Makers and we are the Dreamers of dreams.
Music is well said to be the Speech of Angels.
With out Music, Life would be a Mistake.
Music is Love in search of a Word.
No Friend like Music, when the Heart is broken to mend its Wings and give it Flight again.
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