Monday, August 22, 2011

In a Jessie J mood

Aside from Beyonce and Rihanna, I've also been listening to a lot of Jessie J lately. She actually has a new US single which debuted online like a week ago. The song is called "Domino" and I immediately loved it from the first listen.

Try listening to it, too, and see for yourself:
Jessie J - Domino


She is one artist that I will not dare miss to see performing live, along with my other favorites, of course. Jessie J is actually one of my "British trio," I like to call them, which also includes the lovely Adele (I mean, who doesn't love her?) and the gorgeous and talented Pixie Lott.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It will always get better

These past couple of days haven't been very good to me. I've been feeling down lately and all these other emotions just keep running though me basically like the weather here in Manila. One minute it's sunny, and the next it starts to get gloomy, so I really am not sure if this is somehow a factor to my mood swings, or if it's only PMS. I don't know.

Anyway, so one unlucky thing to happen to me was yesterday when my phone (Nokia C3) got locked. I think it's a glitch with the unit because when I searched about it I saw that many had experienced the same problem. I turned on the security code because I've been writing a lot of personal stuff on my Notes, so then, I changed it from the default one. At first I was able to unlock it with the new code but when I was trying later on, it always gave me a code error. That might be the glitch because I'm pretty sure I'm entering the correct code. I haven't had time to have it reset so I guess I'll need to borrow my mother's old phone because I can't simply function without one, even though I don't text that much anymore compared when I was in high school.

And let's not even start with today... I won't tell the "story" anymore, I'll just say that I had a moment when I had to talk myself into not giving in to the crappy day that I was having. Thank God I got through today. I guess it was just one of those days...

I'll just start thinking about school stuff tomorrow and try to enjoy the rest of the night with music from Rihanna & Beyonce in the background (they're all I've been listening to this past week). I might watch a couple episodes of Modern Family, since I just started with season 1 last Friday, I still have a lot to catch up on.

Despite having these bad days, I know that it gets better. If not now, then soon. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This



Dreams make me smile, especially the types that happen so randomly. I know dreams stem from things we think about unconciously. These stuff we don't really mull over while we're awake so they make their way into our subconcious. I've had a couple good ones at the start of the week.

The first one was something I regularly daydream about but I haven't really been thinking about lately. I was with my friend at this bazaar place and then there was Rihanna standing in front of a stall. I was obviously freaked out (in a good way, of course!) since I've been wanting to meet her forever. So I went and approached her. I can't remember what I said, I think I asked for an autograph and then when she left, I had the silliest smile on my face. And then as my friend and I were walking, we saw her again, this time she was taking a picture with another fan. I remembered I didn't take a picture with her so I approached her for a second time and asked for a picture. When I was already walking away, I seemed to have stepped on her foot. How random right?! After that I woke up already so I didn't know what was her reaction. Haha.

The second was last night's dream which was about two things combined. Two things I have been anticipating: thesis and Pottermore. I don't know how or why those two were in my dream together but I'm pretty sure of what my subconcious is trying to tell me... "Neither can live while the other survives." HAHAHAHA. Since I read somewhere that in the next couple of weeks, owls will already start arriving for those succesful registrants to early access on Pottermore, I have been checking my e-mail everyday hoping to get some clue telling me when I can begin my journey. But it seems I have to put all things Pottermore at the back of my mind, at least until I can say that we're moving on with our thesis. We only have approximately a month and a couple of weeks before our final defense and we seem to be slacking. Well, this week, at least we have an excuse to not worry about it since it is our prelim exam week. It's starting to invade my dreams so that must mean something...

I'm not the only one dreaming about things concerning myself, though. Mind you, I find it really funny. I have one online friend (whom I knew from a Lady GaGa fan forum) who told me he dreamt about me, that I visited him at his house with my mom and that I brought him some goodies from here. You'd think that's already as random as it can get but wait, there's more... He lives in Croatia. Yes, you read it right. Now that's really totally out of the box.

Lastly, my friend/classmate sent me a text this morning that he dreamt I was promoting my new book on Ellen's show! Like, wow, I mean, can these dreams get anymore amazing?!? The funny thing in this dream was the little detail, my friend said I was even telling Ellen that I'm very close with this friend of ours. So we arrive at a conclusion that that certain friend is also well-known in that other dimension since I seemed very eager to name-drop him. Hehe.

I love having dreams, but no nightmares, please. I've also had my fair share of those and they are bloody dreadful. Hopefully, no bad vibes will soon come my way so I'll continue to have sweet dreams.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coldplay - Fix You




Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you



I've been listening to some old school Coldplay lately and this one is definitely on my list of all-time favorite songs. I recently found out the inspiration behind this masterpiece and it totally made me fall in love with it more.

"She came home from the hospital after her father passed covered in tears. I started crying and kept asking her 'What can I do for you? Tell me how I can help' ...And she looked up at me and said, 'Just hold me...' cause you're the only thing that can fix me right now.'"
--Chris Martin on the inspiration for "Fix You" (via Tumblr)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cameron Mitchell



This guy right here is one talented young man. He was on this little show called "The Glee Project" until the 7th episode when he decided to quit. I'm not getting into details anymore. I just wanted to share with you this performance where Cameron sang "Blackbird" by The Beatles, which I absolutely loved.

Despite no longer having the chance to be on Glee, (never say never, though, because who knows, Ryan Murphy might consider giving him a guest role) I still think Cameron would be able to make a name for himself out there in the music world simply because there is no denying that he's very talented and that he just absolutely loves singing and performing and I admire him for that. I also love that he stays true to his nerdy self  and sticks to his values no matter what.

So, to Cameron, I'm wishing you the best of luck with your career and I'll be patiently waiting for your album!

Here's an audio of him singing "Your Song" also from the show:


Smiling, still

In the past week, I felt so overworked, especially physically, which doesn't really make sense at all since I only went to school for two days (Thursday and Saturday) that week due to suspension of classes for two consecutive days because of heavy rains. I did however had something to do that Friday. My parents and I had an appointment at the DFA for our passport application. Then, I asked my father to drop me off at UST because my friends and I had a review scheduled at the library. I didn't go home until a little over 7 PM and thank God I did because the rain started pouring real hard just when I was walking down our street.

Now August has arrived and I'm starting to feel like this semester is not one of my best... My exams are already coming up next week and I think I'm not even half-prepared yet. But of course, I'm trying my hardest to do my best despite all things getting in the way.

Hopefully, this week will change my outlook for the whole sem. If not, well, I guess I should try again the week after.

Wishing you all a fantastic August! So sorry for sending out negative vibes on the first day of the month. I just had to let some of this buildup out of my system... I have a smile on my face, though, and you should, too! :)

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light.
--Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban