Nineteen

I was 19 then, one spring evening,
When I realized it.
That distances and cultures can’t stop you from loving.
From feeling, from aching and from yearning.

You, bright as ever, living beautifully.
These night lights I love so much,
They can’t compare to you.
The city lights remind me of you,
Of the love I’ll always carry for you.
The cold night breeze hits me,
calm me it does and it all hits me.

The feelings too strong, they’re different.
The world spreads out before me,
The night lively as ever,
But nothing in my eyes exists without your presence in it.
So I’ll think of you, I will.

The nights we look at may seem different always.
But love, the same sky watches after us.
The stars, the moon, the sky- things I love so much, they’re the same.
Looking over at us.

So I’ll stay here, just yearn for you here.
Until that day comes, when I’ll feel your traces in cities unknown.
Till then, can I keep you close?


so this is how it is

I ended up writing sort of a poetic piece and I’m just gonna publish it here. If you come across it, please take the time to read it and share your opinions on it with me!

It’s called “Nineteen” and its kind of a spontaneous in-the-moment written piece. I hope you enjoy it either way.

Can opportunities lead to change?

Now I know this isn’t a blog-specific post. But I think I would like to try out posting some other lifestyle-related articles here as well. So here we go.

Now we all have encountered opportunities in our life- some that we know of and also some which we couldn’t realise we had. But the fact remains that most of those opportunities hold within them a chance. A chance at change.

We as people, who are constantly growing, sometimes end up grabbing these but there are also times where we end up giving them a hard pass. So why does this happen?

There may be times when we end up doubting ourselves. Many questions like, “Am I worth this?” or “Can I really do this?” can pass our mind. We may end up questioning our abilities to do that specific task. This leads to us wanting to escape these thoughts and what better way to do that than just give a pass to the opportunity presented in front of us?

However, what we don’t realise is that, the one who is going to grab that opportunity is also a person, a human- just like us! Having self-deprecating thoughts every now and then is normal but holding onto them and believing them is not the solution.

We’ve got to overcome thoughts that restrain us from achieving greatness. So how do we do this? Well, I don’t have the answer to that! Every person is unique and so the answer to the above question varies for each of us. It can never be a one-size-fits-all answer.

You see, every opportunity- whether big or small, brings with itself a chance at change. Now that change can be a big life-changing decision like moving to some other city or even something as small as starting that skincare routine finally!

Remember!

We need to remember that most of the times, a certain opportunity knocks at your door only once. That’s because it holds the power to change you. Missing out on it by saying something like, “Yeah I’ll try it next time” or “I’m not ready yet” is where that growth stops. Like they say, you’ll never be ready for anything. So sometimes you just have to go at it like you do for a test that you didn’t study for! And you’ve got to study for that test or that interview by the way. 

What I mean to say here is that ‘taking steps is what’s important’ and not how big that step is. If ever faced with an opportunity to do something new, ready or not, go for it! Go for it with an enthusiasm which screams growth! Be hungry for new experiences and seek them out. They can lead to big changes.

None of the big leaders of today would’ve been what they are today if they had just left it at “Oh I’m not ready yet” or “No, I can’t do it right now.” There are plenty of people out there who are just waiting for another chance.

Opportunities are the doors to change. So when given a key to one of those doors, just run towards it and open it. Who knows what you’ll find on the other side?

My take on- Akatsuki No Yona

Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Written and edited by: Haru Sekai

I recently re-watched Akatsuki No Yona and still waiting for the sequel, I decided to write my thoughts on it.

An adventure that you shouldn’t miss!

Many of you may have watched this series already but those of you who haven’t, rest assured! I’m making this post completely spoiler free so you don’t have to think twice before scrolling. So with that out of the way, let’s begin.

This is series which gives off that rare one-of-a-kind vibe with it’s scenic landscapes, quirky yet lovable characters and a plot which grasps attention right from episode one. With fairly decent animation from Studio Pierrot, it scores points for it’s unique character designs. At it’s core, it is an adventure fantasy with romance thrown in the party. It runs for a span of 24 episodes along with a short OVA series of 3 episodes.

Now this series also has a manga which is way further ahead in terms of plot and the anime series only covers roughly the beginning of the story aka the character introductions and basic plot setting of the series. The manga is worth reading but I’ll keep that a discussion for another day.

“Though the humans may hate and betray me, I cannot help but love them.” – King Hiryuu

This is my personal favourite quote from this series.

Now if you’re wondering as to why an entire series of 24 episodes only gives off the character introductions, then let me clear this up for you.

The plot focuses the life of a princess of the Kouka Kingdom, Yona, (obviously our main character) who along with her father, the king, lives her life in peace. The king believes in anti-violence and resolving matters with peace. However, Yona’s life suddenly takes an unexpected turn on her 16th birthday. That is where her journey starts.

Along with our beloved Yona, there are other characters which tag along with her on her journey. And some of those are the characters whose backstories and introductions make up the anime. (of course there are other plotpoints but the journey begins as a search for them.) This may sound a bit cliché but you’ve got to trust me on this- it is not!

Our lovable characters having their moment.

The story is captivating and it feels like you’re watching something out of your childhood favourites. Sure, the series does have it’s ups and downs with certain elements. This can be especially seen with the uneven pacing, repetitive information/flashbacks and as I mentioned earlier, really common tropes. But other than that, it is definitely worth-watching, especially if you love some adventure fantasy. Oh! And don’t forget the romance.

So I do recommend you to watch it if you’re looking for a light and enjoyable retreat.


Hello guys! Thank you so much for reading!! This was my first ever post so I would love it if you guys gave me some feedback. I’ll be back with a new review soon. Until then, keep watching!