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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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?