Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nicole Andersson

Last night I decided to check out Saabmarine TeleRadyo (via Ustream) hosted by Saab Magalona and RA Rivera just because I have nothing better to do on a late Monday night. One of the guests they had was Nicole Andersson, daughter of local actress and beauty queen, Jean Saburit. She left showbiz to study in the States and now she's back in the country after graduating from college last year.

I had no idea that she has such a great personality!! She's so full of stories, which I like. After telling one of her funny encounters, Saab said something like the reason she liked hanging out with Nicole was because she always has these amazing stories/experiences that seem to happen only to her. Of course, that fascinated me. I immediately wanted to be friends with her. What I like about her the most, though, is that she stays true to herself, being the kwela girl that she is. I enjoyed watching her and Saab rap songs by Nicki Minaj and Drake. She even sung "What's My Name" including Drake's rap and because of that, I hit it off with her instantly haha. Highlight of the night was when she retweeted me on Twitter and then read my message on Skype. :)

Now I'm here friending her on Facebook and backreading her blogspot after backreading her tumblr blog. Yeah, I stalk people I like on the internet, that's how I roll. Hahaha! No, I just want to get to know them, maybe find out if we like the same music, those kinds of things. Besides, there's nothing that interests me more than a person who blogs since I love reading about people's different experiences.

You should check out her blog at nicoleandersson.tumblr.com and read about her escapades and whatnot. Follow her on Twitter, too: @nicoleandersson.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


When this song first came out I didn't like it much because the sample (Major Lazer's Pon De Floor) was too repetitive. Then I got to watch B perform it live at the Billboard Music Awards. Now, guess what? I cannot stop listening to the song!! And then I got to watch another live performance for Oprah's final show. WOW.

Srsly, people who have doubted Beyonce in the past are probably sitting behind their computers watching these things again and again as well. And if they're not doing that they're probably busy "hating" because they can't dance like that. I know I am, but I'm actually hating/praising her at the same time haha.

Looking forward to hearing the rest of her new album called '4' out in stores June 28th.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bus rides to work

One time I was meeting friends in UST and I caught myself saying how I enjoy riding the bus when I go to work. It's not in the sense that I haven't ridden a bus prior to having my OJT in Makati but more on enjoying the bus ride because of the people I get to ride with. See, I like people watching. It's relaxing for me, and more recently it's actually quite become a hobby of mine whenever I go out. Not that I mind their business, it's just figuring out the who, what, where, when, why and how of a certain thing about people that catches my eye. For example, whenever I see someone with their headphones on, I always wonder to myself what kind of music or which artists are they listening to.

This one time I got lucky because I found out what the person I was seated next to (she was a girl) was listening to. From P. Noval to Ayala Ave. I was listening in on her playlist (because the volume on her headphones was that loud). It was personally entertaining because I was playing a game of "guess the song" with myself. Hahaha. So you can imagine that I never really get bored during bus rides to work.

Here's the playlist:

  1. Rebecca Black - Friday (What a nice way to start the day, I thought then. NOT.)
  2. Rihanna - Hatin' On The Club
  3. P!nk - Raise Your Glass
  4. Katy Perry - Firework
  5. Usher feat. Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
  6. Glee - I Feel Pretty/Unpretty
  7. The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
  8. Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
  9. The Script - Breakeven
  10. Rihanna feat. Drake - What's My Name
I missed maybe a couple songs because I couldn't hear them very well. Anyway, I shared this with my friend and he said that it's like the girl and I shared the same music library haha. I agree, I do listen regularly to those artists, with the blatant exception of Rebecca Black.

If there's one thing I'm gonna miss once I'm done with my OJT, it's definitely the riding the bus to work. What with the [unintentional] sharing of music, as well as sharing laughs when I ride with my co-OJT's, it helps play down the tiresome hours I spend on a desk job everyday.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Taio Cruz - Telling the World

I miss doing this - regularly sharing new/old music. So here goes my first Music Monday entry. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. Such a beautiful song, and Taio is amazing! <3

Positive outcomes only!

I don't get people who seem to be pessimistic even about the simple things. Like, how can they not have the slightest bit of positivity when they are obviously well and alive at the moment?

Realizing this made me think about our thesis. I'm almost done with my OJT (I've only got a week to go) and the next big thing I need to face before I graduate is Thesis 2 and lately I've been kind of allowing my pessimism to take over. In general I'm a very optimistic person but knowing what we've been through in Thesis 1, I couldn't help but succumb to the negativity. But I know there will always be light at the end of the tunnel...

And that is why after my OJT I will start looking into our thesis and figure out how we're gonna build it from the ground (not literally, of course, hehe). I believe my groupmates and I will be able to do this. Maybe some challenges will present themselves along the way but despite them, we can accomplish this if we set our heart and minds to it and have faith. Having strong faith goes a long way in this lifetime so why not arm ourselves with a chock-full of faith in times of hardship?

I hope that we all succeed in our own endeavors, whatever they may be!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Decade of Smallville

"And that was the day the boy turned into Superman"

I just witnessed the very epic series finale of Smallville and I gotta say... actually, I don't have anything else to say, except that it really was EPIC in all proportions. I bow down to the show - the producers, the directors, the actors, and everyone involved in it. Such an amazing, wonderful thing has finally come to an end.

I can't believe that was 10 years of my life I spent obsessing over the show. I blame my brothers. I was only still in elementary, I remember, when two of my brothers would do a marathon of the show and then I would end up watching with them and so I got hooked. We would sit on the couch and eat lunch in front of the TV because we wanted to finish one season in just one sitting. It's funny how I'm thinking now, how come I didn't have anyone to freak out with regarding Smallville? But then I realized that that was because I considered the show, and the liking of Superman in general, to be a family thing. It was internal, in a way. Just this morning my dad asked me whether I am already watching the last season of the show. And moments ago he heard me kind of screaming and he asked me why and then I said I was watching the finale and he was like, "Ah finale na ba yan?" And then he simply went about his own way. He's so understanding of me regarding things like this. Hahaha.

Anyway, the things that happened in the two-part finale is still kind of sinking in and as I'm typing these words my mind is still like, "OH MY GOD WHAT JUST HAPPENED OH MY GOD AMAZING OH MY." Everything that I hoped for came to be. It was even more perfect than I expected it to be. Clark finally embracing his destiny after the trials that he has been through and successfully overcame was truly inspiring. The show has taught me a lot in the last decade that it's been in my life. One thing I loved from the finale came from Clark's wedding vows to Lois. It said: "When you believe in someone, it's not for a minute, or just for now, it's forever."

Tom Welling, you will always be Superman to me!

Thank you, Smallville, for the 10 years worth of being SUPER!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

1 Tree Hill

There's nothing like spending the evening after work watching your favorite show. I've been shedding tears from seeing the latest episode of One Tree Hill. I don't know, it feels like they're starting to say goodbye. With the River Court in danger of being turned into a site of condominiums and the old Karen's Cafe turned Clothes Over Bros. opening up as a new Karen's Cafe owned by Haley and Brooke, I just couldn't help but feel nostalgic along with the gang. Oh, and not to mention Brooke finally getting the happy ending she totally deserves!

I never really started watching the show from its first season. I only started to catch it on TV during the latter part of its third one, but having been watching it religiously and never missing an episode since then, I eventually had a vivid picture of what happened during those seasons that I missed. One major thing that makes the show wonderful is actually the flashbacks, it's one of the things I love the most about it.

I know it has been eight glorious years since viewers first set foot upon Tree Hill but to be perfectly honest, I want it to go on forever. I want to see Haley, and Nathan grow old still together. I want Brooke and Julian to have more babies. I want to see Jamie all-grown up taking care of her little sister.

The show may seem like they're ready to say goodbye but the actors (Sophia Bush, Stephen Colletti) still want to pursue another season, a fitting farewell to the loyal viewers (like me). I think it's a great idea to simply get a glimpse of how their lives would pan out in the long run, to have that assurance that they would all "live happily ever after." That's all we really want, isn't it? Because seeing it happen, even just on TV screens, gives us that glint of hope that we have a chance to live happily, too.

Here's to hoping that One Tree Hill will get picked up for another season! Now I leave you with the show's theme song "I Don't Wanna Be" sung by Kate Voegele, one of the many artists whose career was launched on the show.