Attached the illustration I made for a certain online mag but it’s still not out yet so here it is.
It’s christmas day today. And just a couple of hours ago the house was filled with people and noise. It was okay, I got ued to it as every year it’s been like a tradition. But it was okay. Its a bit fun to see all your relatives gather around and all your cash fly away in just a few momments. Hehehe.
It was a good thing I was able to control my eating last night during Noche Buena. I wouldn’t want to go back to my fat size before. We had gifts this time, my brother was kind enough to give all of us gifts while selfish-me attempted for sometime to buy gifts for other people and ended up buying for myself. Bought a short for my dad but I was given a bad waistline size. Sigh.
And how did I spend my Xmas morning, by watching “Whisper of the Heart” anime by studio Ghibli before my relatives arrived. And I reallly enjoyed the movie, one of the best I anime movies I have seen for some time. It really made me all mushy and inspired. I really like the main charater’s translation of John Denver’s song “Take me Home, Country Road”. I got the lyrics translation from the anime but it’s not quite the same as the subtitles from the movie.
I dreamed of living
without fear of being alone
Bottling up loneliness
I’ll go, preserving my strong self
Country Road, If you follow
this road all the way, I have a feeling
it’s the Country Road to my home town
No matter when I get sad
I never cry
Without meaning to, my pace quickens
To erase the memories
Country Road, even if this road
continues to my home town
I won’t go, you know
The Country Road I can’t take
Country Road, tomorrow
I’ll be the same, you know
I want to go home but I can’t
Farewell, Country Road
Enjoy the rest of Christmas day!!!