Stuff I See 3: Goosebumps

They finally released Beauty and the Beast‘s full trailer yesterday and just before the famous sparkly (star) dust disappeared above Cinderella’s castle, the familiar piano piece we heard from the teaser months ago was played yet again and before I know it, I’ve got goosebumps all over.

I posted the news on my facebook  wall years ago when they first announced it (Who would’ve thought right?), but forgot it was there til they released the teaser trailer 5 months ago. Being a big fan of Emma who’s portraying Belle, which is only my ultimate favorite Disney Princess, I almost could not wrap my head around the big news at the time. I was dazed, but just as excited as everyone else. Plus, Luke Evans, a LOTR favorite plays Gaston. **freaks out even more**

Knowing that this was going to be huge, I still got a little surprised to see the total views going beyond 7 million after its release yesterday.

What doesn’t surprise me though is the fact that so many people have declared Belle as their favorite Disney princess of all time. Who wouldn’t? Even though at some point they all look alike, I still like Belle’s features the most. Her thick brunette hair and her doe eyes can take down the rest of them all any day. 😛

I also love the soundtrack very much. I remember playing it on our cassette player/walkman (LOL I miss the walkman) all the time when I was young and I even memorized the conversations in between the song, “Little Town“.

Among other stuff I recently discovered was this group of incredible Korean dance superstars, 1 Million Dance Studio. I don’t even know how I didn’t find out about them sooner, seeing that they’ve gotten so big and have such a huge following online.

I was girl crushing on all of these talented choreographers so much that I even followed them on Instagram.

Among my favorites were of course, those that featured my favorite songs: Closer, I took a Pill in Ibiza and Handclap.

Dayummm, I’ve always been a frustrated dancer and I admit I love dancing so much even if it’s just a one-way thing, so seeing all these women do all of these mind-blowing moves literally left me with my mouth wide open.

This first video features Lia Kim, who is only the sickest & dopest dancer I’ve ever seen and whose arms I super duper envy, showing off her very own choreography for the song Closer.

Favorite parts starts at 0:38 and at 2:00. I literally have replayed that part a hundred times. Plus, I also really like the girl in the middle of the second group. I love her look! LOL!

This next one I’m surprised they were able to choreograph a super fun routine for. Likewise, I also repeatedly played their sooooper awesome moment at 1:10. And so many people loved Yoojung, who danced here with Lia, but had a different and more flowy style compared to the latter. She’s also super fun to watch because she smiles a lot. 🙂

This last one I soooper love too because of the fun, feel good song, “Handclap. I also love how they let everyone dance this time.

They have tons of other routines I liked on Youtube. Their Beyonce‘s “Run the World” is also to die for.

I also have to give it to their cameraman/ director of photography/editor for the amazing shots and editing. GALING GRABE! Had I learned how to speak Korean, I would’ve applied for their studio’s job openings posted on their IG account. HUHUHU!

If that wasn’t the biggest thing I saw these past days, then maybe seeing Stranger ThingsEleven on Birdy‘s music video for Sigma is, where she’s gotten even more fan appreciation for her not so surprising (at least not anymore) acting prowess. She can act more than half the people on local tv today and she’s just, what, 13, 14? 

I was also surprised to learn that Sarah Hyland can sing!

She did a great job on this that it made me want to learn how to play Closer on guitar. Thanks to him for making it easy for me:

Finally, the woman, who no matter how controversial she gets, still gives me goosebumps for her incredible talent and x-factor. This was posted back in 2014, but it was my first time to watch it today. I failed to look at the title and couldn’t recognize the song by the beautiful, new arrangement, so I didn’t know it was a recording of Love Story, so when I heard the first line after the equally amazing introduction (the band and the back up singers were all so amazing, Imma cry), I died for like 2 seconds, then went back to life just in time to finish the whole thing.

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Stuff I See 2: “Kevin ❤ HEART”

If you type in Kevin Hart on Youtube’s search bar, don’t be surprised to see tons of clips of of him everywhere! He’s been on Conan and Jimmy‘s shows a couple of times, rode a roller coaster, visited a haunted mansion, even shared a Lyft with Ice Cube(another favorite) and Conan, not to mention, “helped out” a student driver. He’s literally everywhere and he’s so effing FUNNEHHH, I can’t even!

His clips get millions of views and if that isn’t impressive enough, even the comments on the said videos get thousands of likes. So it’s not a secret that people can’t get enough of him and some even want to be best friends with him. I know I do because he’s so damn cute, like munchkin cute!

People always make fun of his height, but I think that it’s one of the things that really makes him stand out, as well as his voice. He also seems so humble, despite him being on the spotlight and he’s got this great way of telling stories when he’s on talk shows, which is what I feel what draws people to him. Well, we can expect those from him, charisma and wit, being a great stand-up comedian!

Obviously, I love funny people and I would be proud to say that he’s my favorite comedian to date and there’s not one video of him that didn’t make me laugh, yet. I’m such a huge fan, so I’m always on the look out for more of his funny antics.

Here’s some of those I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching:

P.S. Ice Cube was freaking hilarious in both videos as well!

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Stuff I See / 1 (aka UH-MAZING)

Early today, I saw this clip on tv of yet another game Jimmy Fallon (or someone from his team) brought to his show where they stuff marshmallows in their mouths, sing songs and let each other guess what songs they’re singing.

Anyway, Fallon’s guest in this particular episode was Grace Vanderwaal, whom I just later found out is another child prodigy of this generation. During Fallon’s turn, he sang N’sync‘s “Bye, Bye, Bye” and Grace was like “Bye, Bye, Whaaaat?”. I didn’t really hear what Fallon said after because I was cooking then and the band and the audience were ganging up on him, but then I knew it had to be similar to what I thought, which was “I’m soooo dayuuuuuum old!” (minus the expletive, of course). True enough, that’s what he said too!

See the clip below:

Seriously though, I feel so old at 26! She’s almost half my age, which means she was not even born yet when I was already in high school! Wow! And all this time, I still feel like I’m eternally stuck at 18! I could even remember as clear as crystal how I delivered a monologue as “Cho Chang” and another one on the Bermuda triangle for my English classes in high school, so why am I all of a sudden already in my late 20’s?

This reminded me of that conversation my sister and I had on what music our grandchildren would consider “oldies” by the time they’re old enough to appreciate music. She said, probably Justin Bieber‘s songs! Then we went on by dancing like crazy and started singing “Baby“. But, thinking about it, wouldn’t that be weird for us?! Then our parents will be like “Truth hurts, doesn’t it?” and “Karma is a beyotch!”. 😛

So yeah, maybe I’m growing old, but at least I was already in love with the Beatles when I was her age! Nevertheless, she’s still very talented and I could tell by her somewhat husky speaking voice that she has this distinct and unique singing voice. And indeed, she does! She sings, she writes her own songs and she plays the ukulele! Hmmm, is this deja vu? Is this another Taylor Swift in the making? I have to say though, even Taylor has to admit she does sound more amazing especially at that age! She’s incredible! She got everyone playing the ukulele, even my sister! Ooops! I don’t think her playing the ukulele was influenced by Grace at all, but even so, she’s damn, pretty incredible, I must say!

She gave me goosebumps 4 consecutive times just listening to this performance alone! And I agree with those who left comments saying she reminds them of Sia, probably because of how her voice cracks, which I think is UH-MAZING! Amazing Grace, indeed!

And if that wasn’t amazing enough, here’s a full clip of her audition in AGT (auditions that I hate watching because I always end up in tears). And did she say she wrote that song herself? In that case then, I feel even more sorry for myself. 😥

Another amazing thing I came across earlier was the Juno space mission to Jupiter. Apparently, it was launched in 2011 mainly to collect information about the planet’s core, atmosphere, gravity and all that astronomical stuff. (thanks to Wikipedia from this point forward).

I was browsing photos on NASA’s website to use for some collages (which if I understood their guidelines correctly is legal), when I came across this particular one below:

Juno Jupiter Orbit Insertion (JOI)

From left to right, Jack Connerney, Juno deputy principal investigator and magnetometer lead co-investigator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; Chris Jones, associate director for flight projects and mission success, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Dr. Jim Green, Planetary Science Division Director, NASA; Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute; Geoff Yoder, acting Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA; Michael Watkins, director, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); and Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); celebrate with others on the Juno team after they received confirmation from the spacecraft that it had successfully completed the engine burn and entered orbit of Jupiter, Monday, July 4, 2016 in mission control of the Space Flight Operations Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. The Juno mission launched August 5, 2011 and will orbit the planet for 20 months to collect data on the planetary core, map the magnetic field, and measure the amount of water and ammonia in the atmosphere. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

So this is the team that monitors and manages the mission (as mentioned above) and they’re all ecstatic as shown on this photo when they received confirmation from the Juno spacecraft that it has “inserted” into Jupiter’s orbit just 2 months ago.

I was just in awe thinking they launched this thing 5 years ago and during that time, I just graduated college. Fast forward to 5 years after, with all the drama that came and went in my life, somewhere out there in a seemingly infinite, light-peppered space, this thing has just reached its destination! They said it traveled a total distance of about 2.8 billion kilometers to finally reach Jupiter’s orbit. Who would’ve thought, right? Well, apparently, not me! 😛 It just amazes me that even though Jupiter comes just right after Mars and with all the technology we have now, it still took 5 years for Juno to grab a hold of its orbit, not to mention that it was even further propelled in 2013, thanks to the Earth’s “gravity assist“.

Imagine what that would’ve been had there been astronauts in there? Of course, all along, I thought that astronauts were actually on board this thing, only to find out, after further research, that it’s just a space probe, which is programmed to de-orbit and sort of self-destruct after its mission. All the same, it still successfully left me in awe. We’ve been watching movies like “Gravity“, “The Martian” and “Interstellar” so we have a grasp of how it works in the outer space, distance and time-wise, but I’m still stunned as if these movies were based on fantasy and fiction. I’m surprised like I wasn’t aware that it really does take years for these space missions to succeed.

Brilliant how this world and those outside of it work, right? Amazing how God made such things almost impossible to explain and the humankind work so hard to understand.

I’m just blabbering again, but these are 2 of the stuff I saw today and would like to read up on or maybe explore further in the future.

Stuff I See is yet another series which I solely created for me to look back on, in the years to come. LOL! I thought maybe I could put together stuff I randomly come across and then slap my boring take on it for fun.

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