Free High Resolution Stock Photos — An Invaluable Resource

Free dusk dawn horizon photo - creative commons zero

Part of Upsplash’s Royalty-Free photography. Breathtakingly beautiful.

An extremely short post, as these images evidently speak for themselves. Discovered on this lovely blog, I am astounded by the sheer quality in Upsplash‘s photography collection offers.

Their license?

All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

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Small Talk [100 WORD STORY]

This week’s challenge is based on this intriguing picture. I’m unsure how to interpret the piece, but a definite sense of loneliness in this orderly city exists. What the characters are communicating are, to me, ambiguous –but their ambitions and emotions feel explicit.

It’s rather curious, too, in a simple way; what are these figures doing in the dead of the night? What keeps them awake? Expressing this in 100 words is definitely a challenge, but somehow suiting. Continue reading

Behind the Mirror [PHOTO CHALLENGE]

 

This marks my first ever attempt at the Weekly Photo Challenge. With a new charger for my iPod, it’s finally functioning, leading to a whole world of photos and inspiration to capture. With the theme of adventure, I don’t think of the conventional –rock-climbing, sky-diving, searching for treasure in a lost maze– but rather, I perceive self-discovery.

Self-discovery and self-awareness also falls in the adventure category, but possibly even more important.  Continue reading

Goodbye Moon [FLASH FICTION]

Sometimes a single word can ignite your imagination. I was extremely inspired by Emma’s amazing post, where the prompt was a simple (yet powerful) word: moon. The night is such a beautiful place to be, with the simplicity of darkness, away from the busy rush of daytime. Be dynamic during the daylight hours before returning to the night: the place of solace.

The following is flash fiction (merely around 200 words) revolving around the moon. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

rain [a small collection of haikus]

I jumped at the opportunity to participate in my school’s magazine, and I offered to write haikus (which is something I don’t normally write). It’s a wonderful challenge, though, and definitely something to broaden my literary skills. Also, I never realised just how many syllables I use until they’re limited.  Continue reading

Simply Sunday (#1)

Simply Sunday Final1

Today is my first ever “Simply Sunday” post –a weekly meme held by the fabulous Chihara over at BOOKS FOR A DELICATE ETERNITY. Basically, it’s where you post a quote from anything –song, book, TV show– and write a blog-post about it. A lovely, simple idea to express a blogger’s ideas and viewpoints, don’t you think?

After much searching, I found a relevant quote that stuck with me.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”

(Quote by C.S. Lewis)

Tomorrow is my birthday (16 years old! Woo!) and today is my blogvarsay, marking the first day I started this blog. There is nostalgia attached to birthdays, that is stronger than any other event. And more than anything, I remember the atmosphere, the people, the feeling of warmth and security on my birthday.

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Goodbye September, Hello October

This wonderful GIF is one of the many on Tumblr. I absolutely love flowers, so it made my entire day. 🙂 The month of September has been a pleasant one, filled with school holidays, anime marathons and a lot of studying (but for subjects I absolutely adored).

Also, all my exams are over, and I have found that I have a B-plus for every single subject that is at a “B” standard. It is extremely motivating to know that if I get an A in those subjects, I’ll have all A’s (!). Also, this was the month I tried baking cookies (and burnt my hand in the process). Well, I’ll never enter a kitchen again.

It has been a lovely month. And through this post, I’d like to emphasise specific points that I loved.

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