Could I lock in your love?

Beauty and the Beast is love.

I am so in love with Catherine and Vincent and they make me fall in love and believe in love again and again despite some unfortunate circumstances in the past. Watching them makes me forget that love hurts. ————>weh!!

Besides the story itself and these actors’ chemistry, I also love the show’s soundtrack.

Every now and then, they feature some really good covers on the show and so far, they haven’t failed in that aspect yet as well. 3 points for BATB!

I remember I was still working in the hospital when the masquerade episode was shown on tv. In that very romantic episode, there was a scene where the two slow danced to the very beautiful cover of “Wherever You Will Go” by Charlene Soraia.

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Don’t you just love those eye tattoos?? Are they even called that?

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Had my heart exploded that time, I’m guessing I wouldn’t be alive to write this now (nyoinks!) but if it really did, there wouldn’t be pieces left of my heart, everything would just be charred (this analogy isn’t sensible at all, but you get what I mean). I could just watch that scene over and over again and wouldn’t get tired of it until I’m 80 or older!

I remember listening to that song on my way to work and back home ON REPEAT MODE, for weeks!!!! I found it especially helpful on my saddest days because everything around me suddenly became dramatic. That song was company to my misery, even my crossing across the street suddenly felt like MMK-worthy!

Then came 2014, right after Gabe was killed (thank God), which was also the season finale, the lovebirds are back eating each other’s faces again. And while that was happening, another beautiful cover was playing in the background which was very familiar to me, “Latch” by Natalie Taylor.

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This is a permanent song on my sister’s shower playlist, (sung originally by Sam Smith of course) the sole reason why I am familiar with the song.

Now, this cover is going to be permanently part of my feel good playlist!

You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down
You, you enchant me even when you’re not around
If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I’m latching on, babe, now I know what I have found

Oh love!

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P.S. If I were Jake Ryan’s wife, Kristin would be dead by now! Kidding! These two really know my soft spot! Ganun?

It’s a hard knock life—-or not!

I’ve never seen the movie, “Annie” in my entire existence (loser alert!). We have a VCD copy though that has been sitting on a shelf ever since I could even remember. I think I even have this very vague memory of my father singing a tune or two from the musical, but I just never got to make myself see it. I guess I just have this certain dislike for old movies…………………..**insert cricket sound here**………… Thinking about it now, I could never name a single movie I’ve seen that is in black and white or that is beyond the 90’s era. Alright, head hurts now. I really cannot think of anything. (major loser alert!)

Fortunately, Jay-Z and Will Smith collaborated to produce a really hiphop version of Annie, or so I think! Well it’s got more funk now (not that I’ve seen the old one to compare) but you could tell, since the original Annie was white with ginger hair, the new Annie is African-American, so the music has got to be a little more funky and not to mention, a bit more appealing and appropriate for my taste! Hey, it got me to write about it here and now!

One favorite song in there is of course, “It’s a hard knock Life“! Although I said I’ve never seen it, it doesn’t mean I don’t know a single song from it! Thank goodness my sister used to play this all the time and every time, the song gets trapped in my little head and plays in there for hours.

Although basically “hard knock life” means one that’s so difficult it seems like all the odds never ever got to be in your favor, the melody of the song suggests otherwise. It turns out, it makes you feel good instead of the other way around. So when life knocks you down, why don’t you pop this tune on your player and before you know it, you’re good to go again!

P.S. Can’t wait to see the movie this Christmas! I’m a sucker for big, heartwarming, tearjerker–eerrr —ing, inspirational family flicks!

Speaking of heartwarming, I was listening to this on the way home this afternoon and boy, I gotta tell you, it always makes my heart melt. This is a really talented and creative group and, just like the song above, my sister introduced me to them a few years ago! I just love it soooo much I have never deleted it, ever! Just lovely!

Calm before the Storm

We spent half the day in my beautiful alma mater and I’d say that time just flew by with my cousin, K and I just watching people (mostly high school, fresh meats) and reminiscing our good ol’ USTe days. While our soon-to-be-college-freshie cousin, Y was taking the USTET, K and I went to hear mass at Santissimo Rosario church, had some sweet snacks/brekky for me, took a lot of photos and did a lot of people watching. People watching is really fun, especially if you’d do it on days like today when it wasn’t uncomfortably hot. In fact, it was very windy this morning (all thanks to #RubyPH –hashtag talaga?), which made it more amusing to watch people cross the field, while the strong winds blew a horrible, mini sandstorm at them, leaving them all touched up with loose, matifying football field dust in shade #6. K and I just stayed for a couple of hours on one of the benches in the field, under a tree, laughing. 10423782_10204499476459567_2483524997208392170_n new10252093_10204499481619696_3314327271091816487_n  10425052_10204499480179660_7134302992635904428_n 10690287_10204499483819751_8157620235424034496_n 10698392_10204499480939679_293708724988885093_n 10704189_10204499478339614_4106800300729884810_n 10846122_10204499478899628_5363470583665502432_n 10848055_10204499483259737_1679891151848300811_n  1920156_10204499482379715_4656510769999437261_n It was soooo good to be back! Back in college, I couldn’t wait to get out of school and do my own thing, then here I am, 3 years after, longing to go back and be a student again! After the test, we took Y around USTe, in the same way I toured K around the campus a few years ago, and brought her to the go-to places outside the campus (aka the yummy and patok carinderias, piso printing stores, laboratory equipment stores and school supply stores) . Then, we took a jeepney to Morayta and toured the Ubelt on foot from FEU to UE to Mendiola (where K had to get their handouts photocopied) where San Beda, CEU, Holy Spirit and La Consolacion were, before we finally parted ways. We were all in a hurry to go home since apparently, different cities had been cancelling classes for tomorrow as we were having lunch and before that, we felt how strong the wind blew all day before it stopped all of a sudden. Kinda made me panic inside (forever paranoid). Since then until now, as I’m typing this, it still doesn’t seem like a storm is on its way here. Makes me even worry now, since it really and literally feels like the #calmbeforethestorm. We even prayed the Oracio Imperata in church this morning. So, be safe everyone and pray!