Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Russian Roulette


Wow, I could write a book about how much I love this chick. But why don't we simply get into much more pressing details? Yes, that's her new single called "Russian Roulette." Have you heard it yet? (Cool, I'm rhyming lol.)

Let's discuss what the song actually says, shall we? Okay. Russian roulette, from its general definition, means a game of chance. Specifically, it is a game where two players play with a revolver loaded with only one bullet. Whoever gets the bullet loses and the one who doesn't die wins. It's a pretty sick game, if you ask me, or anyone with a leveled head for that matter. This game was used as a metaphor for Rihanna's new song, which was co-written (the other writer being Rihanna) and produced by Ne-Yo. The song is basically about taking a risk in life, whether regarding love, professional decisions, etc. It's about taking the high road or going the hard way and risking what's most important to you even without knowing whether you'll succeed or not. If you would actually listen to the song and analyze how does it relate to the game Russian roulette metaphorically, you won't probably be misinterpreting the song as a "suicide anthem" or whatnot.

So, now that we have gotten that out of the way, let's talk Rihanna. :D

Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna. Well, what can I say? She sure did surprise me when she came out with this mid-tempo track as her debut single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Rated R. But in a good way, of course! I was one to wish that she will release more ballad-y songs like "Unfaithful" and "Take A Bow" from her previous album releases, and what do you know, she actually did! Unlike most people who were expecting another upbeat club banger from her, I was really happy that she chose Russian Roulette as her first single. For one, because I was dying to hear how her vocals have improved and RR totally delivered that for me. Secondly, I liked how mixed people's reaction were. You will really see how Rihanna releasing a song affected so many. And I actually liked that she wanted to get out of her league and try something different. That's once concrete thing I love about Rihanna. She doesn't follow trends in anything. It may be that she takes inspiration from different things but she does her business in her own way.

Now, not even a week later the song premiered, it has already placed in music charts. And those people who were saying that it won't be much appreciated by the general audience? Well, they're quite wrong. I've already actually seen more than a couple of videos on YouTube covering the song, whether singing it or playing it on an instrument.

It's just crazy the way Rihanna is being received by the world. And with this new album coming November 23rd, I rekcon the world isn't ready yet. Well, they have to be prepared 'cause this is about to be one hell of a smash album I can tell you.

Listen to Russian Roulette

Friday, October 23, 2009

It never takes too long

Well, hello there.

This moment reminds me of that line from Sara Bareilles' song "Gravity." Something always brings me back to you...

Yes, there's just this certain something in me that will keep coming back to Blogger. After all, it is home. It is where I started. I actually quite miss how I used to blog. More importantly, I miss the people I met through blogging! Even though we're still connected through different social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter), it was different from when we used to read each others' regular blog posts and all. That's what I miss the most.

So what have I been up to? Well, I just finished my final exams today and since 10:00 AM this morning it was officially my semestral break which will be for two weeks. (Awesome!) Before that, I basically was just going through my day-to-day routine of going to school, going home, going on the internet, studying here and there, and sleeping. There was nothing really eventful that happened in the course of my not being around in the blogosphere. I live a rather mediocre life.

So, yes, sembreak! I am actually thrilled to start my vacation since I have already lined up my things to do:
  • Read "The Time Traveler's Wife"
  • Catch up with Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, and Glee episodes that I have missed
  • Download and catch up with the new season of Heroes
  • Fix my room
  • Clean my closet
  • Arrange my music library (in my laptop)
  • Watch movies (17 Again, The Ugly Truth, Fame, etc.)
  • and finally, something school-related LOL, practice Java

That's all the things I could come up with at the top of my head right now. Oh, and duh, design this blog, of course! That's one of the things I missed doing, too. :)

Here's to hoping I accomplish everything I plan to do during my two-week school break. That's a lot of time but I'm sure it'll fly by just as fast as a jet plane zooms. Have a good night everyone.

Oh, and next time I'm gonna have to tell you a story about my 'Ondoy' experience. Ciao!