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Live life

#liveLife, that is my favorite hashtag.

When I was a child, I experience good life with good family and good environment. Then all had change and we’re all living in poverty. I call it poverty cause life seems difficult at the time. Fortunately my parent always teaching me about how to living our own life.!.

This world consists of so many unstable things and it could changes anytime. Then the only thing we could do is live life the now (the present). It feels so hard sometimes, even though might be it is not. By having a gratitude then all seem OKAY.

Based on my experience, gratitude is an essential matter for me. It just because I born in this world to fulfill “the reason of my existence”, and if I still live till now then I have so much good luck (I think). Whatever happened to me, I keep trying to say “thank you to the Creator (God)”. Then all feel good… just feel good 🙂

So, past and future are part of our life… but the most important thing is living the present life; that’s why it’s called present 🙂

-putu-

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Review: The magic strings of Frankie Presto

When I went back home to Bali at the end of May, in the airport I saw big sale in Periplus book store. One book catched my eyes and without second thought… I bought it; it entitled The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.
First page, second page… First chapter, then I found this book really interesting. This book quite thick (489 pages) with hard cover, and the original price around 25.8 USD or 344.000 IDR (after 70% discount becomes 103 K IDR). I always feel grateful when I got big discount for a high quality book 🙂

Generally, this book about a story of famous guitar player, named Francisco Presto a.k.a Frankie Presto (stage name). He was born in the Villareal – Spain, a city near the sea that was founded by a king more than seven centuries ago. It happened in a hidden chamber of a church when civil war on going. His mother named Carmencita and she is the one who was murmuring his first song called Lagrima; which written by legendary Spain guitarist – Fransisco Tarrega.

Frankie grown up as a son of “small sardine factory” owner. Why he ended up as his son? Hmmm, I don’t think will telling you in here cause that’s one of the most interesting part of this book hehe

Frankie shows a great interest to music, especially guitar. So, his father sent him to a retired cafe’s singer who known as a great guitar player in the city. Frankie called him El-Maestro. It was when Frankie almost five years old. El-Maestro taught him about fundamental concepts and philosophy of music. How music teaches us about life, discipline, integrity, patience, joy, tears, feeling, etc…

Years gone by and Frankie become a famous artist in the world, both as music player and singer. He always plays his guitar, one that given by El-Maestro which consist of six magic strings. Why it called magic? Because it link to life…. Life of human.

This book telling us that every human being will involve in a “band”, band of life. Frankie involve in so many bands and his story with his wife gonna be the most musical part. His wife named Aurora York; Aurora means dawn. Love stories are not a static things but symphonies which have 4 movements: allegro, adagio, minuet/scherzo, and rondo

So, I think I have write pretty much about this book and based on my opinion, this book got 9 scores (9 out of 10). Things that important are even though it thicks (489 pages) but the words and sentences are easy to understand and also the story line really intriguing. It makes me read it over and over cause all stories are linked and interesting.

For the last, please enjoy the book 🙂

-putu-

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