A change in time where mornings grow colder, and rain drops start to fall. People grow busier as their hearts start to yearn for a getaway. A different atmosphere fills the air, and it smells like freshly sown hope. The "newborn babies" time of year. The peak of wedding season. The month of September nearing to its end.

In the past few weeks, I feel my music taste slowly shifting into a new direction. My recent favourites include this song by Daniel Caesar, these two songs by Teddy Adhitya, and this one by Lauv. I've also been loving a lot of this guy's music, despite them sounding immensely lovesick for someone who isn't necessarily falling in/out of love at the moment. Needless to say, I've been getting lost in YouTube playlists and mixes daily.

Other than that, the ukulele has been keeping me company. This involves playing short covers of La Vie En Rose in my bedroom, and when I get tired of that, it's Dream a Little Dream of Me until my fingers hurt and voice runs dry. The sound adds colour to my mood.

the diary of anne frank
Because I've been telling myself to speed up on my reading, I'm now close to finishing Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. It's a well known story, and I'm finding it rather fascinating. Not only does the book offer you a glimpse into the life of a Jewish family in hiding during WWII, but it also analyses the situation through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl, casting the story with her hope, innocence, and curiosity about the world. It brushes up on heavy matter like war history and politics, but also features the many aspects of Anne's heart, like her falling in love. In many ways light and entertaining, but in others valuably insightful.

memories of youth camp
When I came home from camp last week, I made a small writing piece here saying how it felt. Overall, it was a very positive, memorable experience, as I spent great time with my close friends, while also meeting new ones in the process. I loved every hour of worship, laughter, taking photos, listening to the Word, and walking that long, uphill climb to our bedrooms. For my last ever camp experience before flying quite far away, it definitely left a mark.

& a wedding
Aside from those, September has been an eventful month in itself. On the 15th, I got to play a piece on the piano in my teacher's wedding, accompanied by a male vocalist and a whole orchestra. Nerves aside, having it be the song for their wedding dance moment was such an honour. Taking part in someone's "happiest day of their lives", makes you pretty happy as well.


At this point, it's been four months past my high school graduation, and it's four months away from holding a one-way ticket in my hands, starting my life away from home. Even as days start to look the same as I wait for my departure, I find joy in how every month always turns out so differently, as I encounter new moments and new people frequently along the way. 
Increasingly, it gives me something to miss.

How have you been? Do leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you. 

Hope you all had a lovely September.

See you around?