Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oldie but definitely a goodie

Just earlier this afternoon I was sitting on the couch watching Channel V and Backtracks was on. Usually, I don't sit through it because I know they play really old music that I don't recognize but every once in a while they do play stuff that I'm familiar with, like music I grew up listening to and enjoying, which actually makes me feel old. Anyway, the very first music video they played was of Alanis Morissette. I didn't know the song but the simple beauty of the melody struck me so I continued watching. The song was "That I Would Be Good".


Once I heard the lyrics, I knew that it would go straight to my favorites list. Why didn't I know about this song before? It was actually first released in 1998 from Alanis' fourth record Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. Then, an acoustic live version of the song (video above) was recorded during a session for MTV Unplugged in 1999. It was released as a single for the album Alanis Unplugged the following year. Where was I in the year 2000? I think that was 4th grade and I was around 9 or 10.

As I was saying, I was simply mesmerized by the lyrics and its simplicity. I'm either a lyric person or a music person but more often than not, I guess I'm a lyric person and that's why I absolutely fell in love with this song. It just has that certain personal sense to it. No matter who you are or where you're from, I'm sure at some point you can or were able to relate to what the song says.

That I would be good even if I did nothing
That I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
That I would be good if I got and stayed sick
That I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

That I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great if I was no longer queen
That I would be grand if I was not all knowing

That I would be loved even when I numb myself
That I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
That I would be loved even when I was fuming
That I would be good even if I was clingy

That I would be good even if I lost sanity
That I would be good
Whether with or without you

Sunday, September 19, 2010

John Mayer Live in Manila Contest


So the one & only awesome concert blog Manila Concert Scene is giving me (and loads of other people I bet!) a chance to win tickets to see John Mayer live in Manila on October 1st!

Here are the contest details:

Hey Manila!

We are giving tickets for John Mayer Live In Manila on October 01,2010 at Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds!

All you need to do is the following:
1. Answer the following question:
a. What is your favourite John Mayer song?
2. Mention this blog contest in your post: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/
3. Post your answer on your site (It can be Facebook, Blogspot, Multiply, etc).
4. And post your blog URL entries in our comment box.

Good luck!

It kind of sucks that they always have to ask the "favorite" question because I've always found it hard to pick favorites especially if it's music and from an artist that I really love. But if I had to pick just one favorite John Mayer song, it would have to be Love Song for No One. Why? Well, because it's like it was written for me! I mean, "I'm tired of being alone, so hurry up and get here," that line could have been taken out straight from my mouth! Haha! And among my favorite John Mayer songs, it's the one that will most probably have me losing myself in front of the karaoke machine. Guilty as charged!

After all the crushes are faded
And all my wishful thinking was wrong
I'm jaded
I hate it

Searching all my days just to find you
I'm not sure who I'm looking for
I'll know it
When I see you

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Hopefully the hate subsides

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. Maybe that's why when something happens, I tend to just go with the flow and with my instinct. I never act out of my will and I patiently wait for things to smoothen out.

But now I feel like I have to do something. Like, I can't just sit here and wait for the world to just be like what it once was, like nothing was different and nothing happened.

But the things is, I was never the kind of person who did confrontations because to be perfectly honest, I suck at expressing my feelings and emotions with words. So what exactly is my brain trying to tell me here?

I'm not so sure but I have a wild guess: Maybe it's trying to start to teach me to not be afraid to tell people how I feel, especially the people I care about. You think that's it? Yes, I think that's it, too.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Not your typical vampire story

Get smitten, not bitten.

That's the tagline for that vampire show The Vampire Diaries, which first season I just finished watching. You have no idea how crazy the finale was, well, not unless you also watched it, which makes you cooler than Mike Posner. Anyway. As I was saying, the freaking finale was so freaking intense and totally unexpected that so many "oh my god's" have escaped my mouth in like less than a minute's time. That intense. I mean, really, it literally left my mouth hanging open.

Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore

I've started doing a marathon of season one a week ago, if I remember correctly. I didn't jump on the bandwagon until it was on local TV. (Because normally for me, I would simply download torrents of the shows I watch and when TVD was just starting, I already had Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill & Chuck piled up on my download list once a week so I never bothered starting to watch it.) So I caught the pilot episode on TV and because yes, I got smitten, I pledged to myself that I would tune in everytime it's on. But then the next week, when my alarm for it went off and I turned the TV on, I was surprised to see that the episode was kind of far from where the pilot ended. I found out the cable channel was doing a marathon of the season in time for the premiere of the second one. That's when I decided to just download the episodes and watch in my own leisure time, which lead me to this open-mouthed reaction, eventually. (Yes, I am still utterly shocked at how good the finale was.)

Sometimes, I just shake my head at myself for being so into these things that I get so overly dramatic with what happens in the show. My dad actually overheard me talking so he was asking what I was saying and who I was talking to only to find out, when he came into my room, that I was watching something on my laptop. He even said that I was being "maarte," which I think I earned. HAHAHAHA.

Anyway, I just cannot wait for the next season which premieres next week!!!! I'm kind of glad that I only decided to watch it now because I didn't have to wait too long for the next season, which I did and am still doing for every other show that I watch. But there are only 2 or 3 weeks left anyway, so I think I'm good.

IRL: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder

If you haven't started watching The Vampire Diaries yet, I suggest you start now while you can still catch up with the episodes easily. I promise you, you will definitely enjoy every minute of it. Before I say anything else, I just want to clear up that I'm a fan of Twilight. But to be perfectly honest, it is much better than that. Vampires in Mystic Falls don't sparkle, no offense to Edward Cullen. And it definitely has more depth in the storyline which makes it really gripping. Lastly, you are so not going to regret watching it because you get to see not one but two hot vampires (Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder!). I know, right? It's so awesome!

P.S. First rule about vampires? Don't believe anything you read! ;)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Despicable Me

Today my friends and I went to see Despicable Me in 3D. The day was so much fun because we only had one class and then we attended the first Friday mass at school and after that, we went straight to the mall to see the movie.


It was really worth watching in 3D, worth the money spent, too, because it was 95 minutes filled with laughter and utter cuteness. It has a really good storyline, too, which I loved that it almost made me cry. (Yes, yes, I know I'm such a Sensitive Sally.)


I absolutely adored the little girl Agnes, she is simply the cutest and sweetest thing in the world. Of course, I already loved her from the moment I saw the trailer with her uberly cute reaction to the stuffed unicorn at the carnival ("He's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee!"). But you just can't help but adore her more when you see the movie cause there's absolutely more where that came from. I just wanna grab her and pinch her cheeks! And then there was Gru. As much as he wanted to be the super villain of all time, he was already too lovestruck with the kids that he couldn't be without them. His character just shows that no matter how bad or awful or negative you project yourself to be, there's still a part of you that wants to be good. All it takes is a saving grace and in Gru's case, his are the girls. :)


Lastly, there were the minions!! I love their character! They are absolutely hilarious. My favorites parts of them were when one minion shook the other so he would light like a glow stick (really funny!) and when Gru was telling them and the kids that playtime is over, one of the minions was like, "WHAAAAAT", which is actually the only line from them that I understood. LOL. I want my own minion to keep me company!


Of course we took pictures with them outside the cinema. :) (Even though the photo was kind of a fail because the minions kept on falling.) I wanted to steal those standees so bad! Hahaha.

Rating: 8/10

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On a high



I stumbled upon the first video (a video they made of Katy's song Peacock, from her new album Teenage Dream) via Katy Perry's tweet and I absolutely adored both the video and them. So I checked out some more of their video parodies and found another one of Katy Perry's, which is the second one, California Gays. How can you not enjoy this? They are all so gay and I love it!! They're so fun!

They love Katy Perry and I love Katy Perry and now, I love them, too!

P.S. Last Monday, I went to the mall and stopped by the record store hoping I would see Teenage Dream there and I did. Although it wasn't the same as the one available in the US (cotton candy-scented!), I'm happy I got it on the day of its release. :)
P.P.S. Congratulations to Katy for the album debuting at #1! Hoorah!!