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MELANIE
17 April 2012 @ 09:39 pm
There are no words in times like these
When tears don't hide the tragedies
And all you want is a reason for the world

No comfort in the greeting card
Cause God is good
But life's still hard
and your heart just wants a reason for the world

Maybe the reason for the pain
Is so we would pray for strength
And maybe the reason for the strength
Is so that we would not lose hope
And maybe the reason for all hope
Is so that we could face the world
And the reason for the world
Is to make us long for home


For God so loved your broken heart
He sent his son to where you are
and He died
To give a reason for the world

So lift your sorrows to the one
Whose plan for you has just begun
And rests here in the hands that hold the world

Maybe the reason for the pain
Is so we would pray for strength
And maybe the reason for the strength
Is so that we would not lose hope
And maybe the reason for all hope
Is so that we could face the world
And the reason for the world
Is to make us long for home

Well I know your past the point of broken
Surrounded by your fear
i KNOW you're faint and tired and lonely
from the road that you walked down here
But just keep your eyes on heaven
and know that you are not alone
remember the reason for the world

No ear has heard
No eye has seen
Not even in your wildest dreams
A beauty that awaits beyond this world
When you look into the eyes of grace
and hear the voice of mercy say
Child, welcome to the reason for the world
 
 
MELANIE
13 April 2012 @ 09:55 pm
So does anyone still use LiveJournal? I'm thinking of reviving this blog, although I don't know how worth it it would be if I spent my energy typing out posts for myself haha. Sometimes I just need a place for my thoughts.
 
 
Current Music: "Rainy Zurich"-The Fray
 
 
MELANIE
16 January 2011 @ 07:59 am
1. Getting my hair professionally straightened (February)
2. Finally getting an iPhone (February)
3. Tennis lessons (February)
4. Volleyball league (Now)
5. Hearing back from grad schools (March-ish)
6. Trip to Seattle (May)
7. Taking dance classes again, maybe? (May-ish)
8. My brother's wedding (July)
9. Doing new things! (Now)
10. Meeting new people! (Now)
 
 
MELANIE
09 May 2010 @ 08:53 am
WOW! It has definitely been a long time since I last wrote in LiveJournal! How's everyone doing? I admit that I've neglected blogging online over the past couple of months which is something I need to start getting back into. It's a challenge since I've been working full-time and when I get back home, I rarely have enough time to even check my email! In any case, blogging is a good way to remind yourself of the little things in life that we can forget so easily.

Happy Mother's Day!
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
MELANIE
09 January 2010 @ 04:54 pm

Hello how you doing?
What's it like to ruin all my self esteem
Let me blow off some steam
For 5 years I've waited,
So why am I jaded to get back at you
What makes it cool

When you act like nothing ever happened
I feel like I should feel bad
But I can't like someone who thought
They're the only one that mattered
I hope that you're flattered
Cause you broke this down
The best thing that you never had

And it seems like a loss somehow
My heart got lost on the way to my head
And my brain cells are dead
And the craziness shows
Now I start to go when the green turns to red
And I should be dead

When you act like nothing ever happened
I feel like I should feel bad
But I can't like someone who thought
They're the only one that mattered
While my heart got shattered like romantic roadkill
My heart is all splattered your ego got fatter
And I hope that you're flattered
Cause you broke this down
The best thing that you never had

Like the toilet seat never got lifted
And I pissed on your confidence
When you weren't around, how can that be?
Don't turn this around
You were the one
Who drove my ass right to the ground

When you act like nothing ever happened
I feel like I should feel bad, and I can't like

Someone who thought
They're the only one that mattered
While my heart got shattered like romantic roadkill
My heart is all splattered your ego got fatter
And I hope that you're flattered
Cause you broke this down
You broke this down
The best thing, the best thing,
The best thing that you never had

You never had...


- Butch Walker
 
 
 
MELANIE
01 January 2010 @ 01:42 pm
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a good holiday season with family and friends. I definitely did. This was the first time I'm back home for good to celebrate the holiday season.

I hope 2010 brings a lot more than 2009 did. :)

Lots of things have been going on in the past couple of weeks. I've been working at another location for about a month because our company needs to process open enrollment benefits forms for state workers (since I work for a medical insurance company). Also, a couple of things have happened which are making me realize a few things about myself as well as who my real friends are.

I'm also reconsidering the whole grad school idea. I never wanted to be in the position that I'm in right now: coming home for a "break" and then realizing that I'm not ready for graduate school. But the truth is, I really don't know if I'm ready. As I started writing my personal statement for one school, I had a difficult time coming up with the answer to the question "WHY do you want to receive a masters degree in Communication?". Do I really know why I want to go? Do I even have enough money to go? I really enjoy my job and all the people that are in my life right now and I don't know if I'm ready to pack my bags and be on my own AGAIN. I know that I eventually want to get away from this rock again, but I want to do it when I know the time is right and the reasons are clearer.

I really hope I don't regret this...
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Age Six Racer" - Dashboard Confessional
 
 
MELANIE
22 October 2009 @ 09:17 pm
So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Picks!


Kathryn McCormick


Pauline Mata


Billy Bell


Jakob Karr


NATHAN TRASORAS

SO FREAKING EXCITED!

Also, I'm loving Glee!
I heart Harry Shum Jr.


And Project Runway. Kalyn is my favorite model. Carol Hannah is my favorite designer.


And and... I just watched Every Little Step and realized that Jason Tam (who's from Hawaii) made the revival of A Chorus Line cast on broadway!


Okay I'm done with the pic spam.
 
 
MELANIE
02 October 2009 @ 08:32 pm
Emmy's Dance Routine. A must see. I love Mark and Katee!

 
 
MELANIE
25 August 2009 @ 09:39 am


I saw The Time Traveler's Wife yesterday and one of the previews for the movie was of Love Happens, which is a film set in Seattle starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. Seeing the preview actually made me a little sad and nostalgic. The way they portray Seattle is so beautiful and accurate, and knowing that I'm leaving soon made me think a LOT.

Firstly, Seattle is the ONLY other place I've actually RESIDED in other than Hawaii. I spent 4 years of my life in this city and the constant worry I have running through my mind is: will I regret the choice I made to move away from this place?. Sure, Hawaii is familiar to me and my family is there, but there's something about Seattle that you just can't get anywhere else... walking downtown with the Christmas lights while a light mist falls on your umbrella, your boots stepping through the rain puddles while you carry your tall vanilla latte strolling down the Ave, waiting for the bus with friends while freezing your ass off, taking random day trips to Pike's Place Market, wearing scarves, coats, hats and gloves while the snow falls on your lashes, lying on the grass at Gasworks park while watching the city skyline sit behind the calm waters of Lake Union, the laidback but friendly peoples of this wonderful city...

Saying goodbye to my friends will be really difficult, but I know that no matter where I am in this world, they will always be there to support me, lend an ear to listen to me, a shoulder to cry on. I have so much faith that they will always be there for me for a long, long time...

I guess for now, Hawaii is calling me for other reasons I can't fully explain.


But maybe someday in the future, I will decide to come back here and start life anew... maybe raise a family here, who knows. All I know is that the people and places of this wonderful city will always accept me and welcome me with arms wide open.



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Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance (Remix)" - Black Kids
 
 
MELANIE
24 August 2009 @ 12:22 am
Feel  
This video makes me want to go to Japan.



Gah I wish I looked like her!