Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Yes, you read it right: SUMU /sumu/, not sumo hi hi hi hi...Sumu means fog in Finnish. This morning is VERY foggy, but I woke up with a wonderful sense of contentment and energy. It's weird 'coz I'm not really a morning person. I get more "hyper" during the night, not in the morning hi hi hi...Well, I'm NOT hyper, actually, but I get more energized during the night. My close friends used to get scared when I called them at around midnight 'coz I got pretty wacky and crazy then. I'd tease them a lot and they'd beg me to stop. *evil grin*

Anyway, I won't post anything much 'coz I have to study for my course this evening and yesterday I didn't have time to do that, so today I'm doubling the time. I just want to share this lovely song with you. Max introduced me to this song and I just LOVE listening to it over and over and over and over again he he he...Hope you enjoy it, too, even though it's in French hi hi hi...It's from the musical Le Roi Soleil.

Here's "Mon Essentiel" by Emanuel Moire.

Breathing in the air of contentment,
I find myself giddy with excitement
To make the most of today
And share some smiles with the world.

I LOVE THIS LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda


  1. That's the way to live Amel. carpe diem!

  2. Blur Ting: YYYEEESSS!!! Carpe diem indeed! ^__________________________^

  3. Mother Hen: YES, I'm enjoying my day! ;-D

  4. "Breathing in the air of contentment..." that ties nicely into your thoughts on a still, foggy morning.

  5. If you haven't met Dr. Randy Pausch yet, you should check him out. He personifies the idea of living every moment to the maximum, no matter what.

  6. You are so enthusiastic for life,Amel

  7. I love those pictures you posted. Hope your studying went well!

    Bob @ Every, Every Minute

  8. Paper Fan Club: Yeah, those words just came out of my mind, so I just HAD to write them down hi hi hi...

    Jean Browman: I haven't met him yet, so THANK YOU for introducing me to him. I'll go visit him later. ;-D

    Frasy: Yeah, I just want to learn to enjoy life like a little child again...since I AM living my dream now (living abroad with my hubby) and I just wanna be grateful for it every single day (hopefully I'll remember to do it every day he he). ;-D

    Clubbs: Hey, Bob, glad you enjoyed the pics!!! Yeah, my studying went well. I enjoyed my class very much. ;-D

  9. Stumbled in. Nice foggy photo. I like these misty morning, so mysterious..

  10. Fruit Species: THANKS for dropping by. Yeah, the foggy pic is SO lovely. I only wish I could take such a lovely pic myself he he he...

  11. Hey Amelia!!!

    I am speechless: Mon Essentiel!!!
    I just love that song!!!

    Foggy Teusday: how magic! I love fog...well, I am in a very loving mood nowadays ;). Vive l'amour!

    Enjoy your classes!


  12. I forgot to say one thing: that video clip is just gorgeous, isn't it?


  13. Max: Yes, you were the one who made me learn to love the song he he he...

    Vive l'amour INDEED!!!! *wink wink*

    Yes, the video clip is simply GORGEOUS. I wish I could see the musical one day he he he...

  14. Hi, Amel! Actually, I was going to comment on the song yesterday... great song, btw, but I've forgotten to check the due date for my internet bill...and I couldn't access the internet for at least...1/2 of the day!! :-<

  15. Choc Mint Girl: Glad you enjoyed the song, Crystal. Ooohhhh...it sucks when you can't get online for half a day even!!! He he he...Glad now you're back online! ;-D