Tuesday Blues

 

Wasn’t able to go on a photowalk this morning. Wasn’t planning on going either. I had a hunch someone might report me for leaving our dog’s poop in the village park yesterday. Haha! Talk about being paranoid.

Plus, it also started raining, so I wouldn’t have been able to shoot anyway. It’s been raining since 7 this morning and the sun hasn’t come out since.

Also, my throat hurts again which sucks, but I wasn’t going to let that bum me out, not when I’m listening to Celine Dion‘s “I’m Alive” on repeat mode! I’ve been singing that to every karaoke night/day at home and it just makes me feel like I’m up on the clouds every time. Such a powerful, feel-good zzzong, isn’t it? (Can you share some of your favorite upbeat, feel-good, banyo-worthy songs as well? Say, JT‘s Can’t Stop The Feeling, Yes?).

So I made another project today, sort of a mantra for the year, inspired by that precious song.

To make it extra fancy, I translated “I’m alive and so are you” to French, with the help of the handy dandy Google Translate and voila!

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I always loved calligraphy in B&W, but I must admit, pink and black also look soooo good together, don’t you think?

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After having lunch, I had another light bulb moment and thought of making another project (ang daming time! Sorry na, sinusulit lang). This time, a short dramatic clip which was inspired by someone from Instagram. Note to self: find this talented human being after posting this! Apparently, I got the idea from his/her short clip of a pair of boots in the rain. It was brief, yet it was so beautiful and haunting at the same time, with the dramatic, natural lighting of course.

So I made a short clip myself and here it is. I’m glad I still have Ellie Goulding‘s cover of Kodaline‘s “All I Want” on my phone to listen to on days like this.

Glooooomy day

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P.S. Our Daily Bread’s reading for today emphasized on:

“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty

– Anne Herbert

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30 Day Writing Challenge: DAY 7

List 10 songs that you’re loving right now

I love this list! Hmmm, I definitely have a lot in mind, but the top 10 are (still not in any particular order):

  1. Don’t Say Goodbye, Say Goodnight – Binoculars
  2. Unsteady – X Ambassadors
  3. Premiere – Sophia Black
  4. Nothing Hurts Like This – SLO
  5. Gold Rays – Vinyl Pinups
  6. Night Changes – 1 Direction
  7. Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  8. High – Young Rising Sons
  9. I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers
  10. Dont’ Dream It’s Over – Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande’s Happy Hippies cover

I love listening to ALL of these lately. They’ve all been very catchy, even the slow songs like #1, #4, #6 and #10. If I were to make a mix-tape, then this would probably be it! I got 8tracks to thank for the indie songs though.

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!

Disclaimer: All Photos link back to their owners 🙂

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

Something Beautiful (not again)

This song is another one from the TFIOS soundtrack, another beautiful one at that (is there a song in there that’s not good at all?). Anyway, I’m putting it here so I could go back to it in a few years time. It’s got that same “feel good” vibe I felt when I saw BAD DAY by Daniel Powter a few years ago. It made me smile. That’s another thing that made it beautiful. It simply made me smile. Like the video itself, it might seem that beyond what our senses perceive lies a much profound reason to appreciate what our senses cannot. To see beauty in everything, even in the least possible places and people in this world.

P.S. Don’t you think the hero in the video looks cute?

bad vibes outta my way!

I’m feeling good now! Thanks to Sigur Ros’ Hoppipolla!

No more bad vibes….hopefully!

Brosandi Smiling
Hendumst í hringi Spinning round and round
Höldumst í hendur Holding hands
Allur heimurinn óskýr The whole world a blur
nema þú stendur But you are standing

Rennblautur Soaked
Allur rennvotur Completely drenched
Engin gúmmístígvél No rubber boots
Hlaupandi inni í okkur Running inside us
Vill springa út úr skel Want to erupt from a shell

Vindurinn The Wind
og útilykt af hárinu þínu An outdoor smell of your hair
Ég anda eins fast og ég get I breathe as hard as I can
með nefinu mínu with my nose

Hoppípolla Jump into puddles
Í engum stígvélum With no boots on
Allur rennvotur(Rennblautur) completely drenched(Soaked)
Í engum stígvélum With no boots on

Og ég fæ blóðnasir And I get a nosebleed
En ég stend alltaf upp but I always stand up

Og ég fæ blóðnasir And I get a nosebleed
En ég stend alltaf upp but I always stand up

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Lately, i’ve been feeling so down, maybe because i’m tired of my life and i haven’t had enough inspiration to motivate me to go on. I’m tired because I refuse to love what I’m doing and because there are damn too many people who make my life miserable and what eats me is that I just let them!

Thank God I chanced upon a video of best kisses on movies with this as the background music! Lakas maka-good vibes, lakas makafeel na you’re in coachella or in a music festival, somewhere far from all your worries!

I wanna go somewhere far, somewhere where nobody knows me and start anew! I just wanna drift away in deep slumber with this playing on repeat mode!

Parang nakaka-high lang tong music with good vibes!

Love the lyrics too! Simple yet moving! Gusto ko maiyak, pati yung video!!!!! I wanna grow old, knowing I’ve done something really good for myself and for the people around me!

I wanna die with this music playing on my funeral! waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

my post is very random and very flight-of-idea-ish!

I feel like I’m in a big hippie/indie movie!

I cannot explain what I’m feeling exactly! I just feel like as long as this song plays, I’d be feeling HIGH!

Told you, I’m HIGH! But don’t get me wrong, I’m not on drugs!

I just felt I could escape my stressful life as long as this song is on! MUST DOWNLOAD!