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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charmed Life

What Can I Do (But Love You)

by Joy Williams



There you were and there I was
Was it fate from above?
Either way I found just what I need

All I do is think of you
Close my eyes and fall into
a world totally made for you and me

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh, i love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you

Now I got someone to hold
To keep me warm while I was cold
A little scent to melt away the gray

It happened in the nick of time
Unexpected, sweet surprise
With one whose love will never be the same

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh, i love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh,i love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Prettiest Friend - song of the day =)

by Jason Mraz



This is what I look like today
And I'm trying not to pull out my hair
I'm trying not to show it 'cause I'm far too shy to grow it back there
That's probably why I like wearing hats
There's no denying I'm deferring the facts
Avoiding confrontation
Lacks tact in a situation
Behind every line is a lesson yet to learn

But if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is overwhelming
And oh, it goes to show
I've so much to know

I wrote this for my prettiest friend
But while trying not to prove that I care
I was trying not to make all my moves in one motion and scare her away
Well she can't see she's making me crazy now
I don't believe she knows she's amazing how
She has me holding my breathe
So I'll never guess that I'm a none such unsuitable, suited for her

And if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is complimentary
And oh, it goes to show
The moral of the story is boy loves girl and so on
But the way that it unfolds is yet to be told

I know that I should be brave
Even pretty can be seen by the blind
I know that I cannot wait
Until the day we finally learn how to find each other
Redefining open minds

And if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is overjoyed
And it's golden, it goes to show then
The ending of this song should be left alone and so on
'Coz the way it unfolds is yet to be told


Hey Love

A song by Jason Mraz



Stay hey love, where you going to?
You're not sleeping anymore, you're just trying to.
Hey stay love, where you running to?
Awful happens all the time, don't let it kill you.
Easily with me I feel as fast as I can see..
Just afraid of the horror stories I fall down on my knees.

Come away, come away
From all these things unheard
If a chosen word has got you cornered
Then it's a lesson learned
Like close the book before it burns you, now.

Come away, come away
From all these things unseen
At the price you paid I promise you won't believe anything they say
Belief will only disappoint you now.

Well in case you never noticed the path you never chose has chosen you.
Don't be afraid to face and break it, your secrets...yeah...
Don't be afaid to face and break it, your secrets...stay, stay...
hey, hey love where ya goin'? ya goin to...
You're not sleepin' in, you're not sleepin' in, no, not...
Hey love, hey love, hey love, where ya runnin' to?
Awful happens all the time, try not to let it kill you...


Saturday, June 11, 2011

(Dream of Me)




Let me sleep
For when I sleep
I dream that you are here
You’re mine
And all my fears are left behind
...I float on air
The nightingale sings gentle lullabies
So let me close my eyes

And sleep
Per chance to dream
So I can see the face I long to touch
To kiss
But only dreams can bring me this
So let the moon
Shine softly on the boy I long to see
And maybe when he dreams
He’ll dream of me

I’ll hide beneath the clouds
And whisper to the evening stars
They tell me love is just a dream away
Dream away (echo 3x)
I’ll dream away

So let the moon
Shine softly on the boy I long to see
And maybe when he dreams
He’ll dream of me.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

A song by Frank Sinatra

Love is a many-splendored thing,
It's the April rose that only grows in the early spring,
Love is nature's way of giving a reason to be living,
The golden crown that makes a man a king.
Once on a high and windy hill,
In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still,
Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing...


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Freddie Mercury

I couldn't believe I never heard of him before. Queen, of course, but not him, and that was an incredible miss. I couldn't have done otherwise anyway, because I was just a kid when he passed, and I wasn't even born in his days of glory, but you know, what a miss! Freddie Mercury is such an amazing singer, literally. Of course, Queen had a lot of fans because they were a rock band but his vocal range is just out there.

It was an accidental discovery to begin with. I saw Constantine Maroulis on Idol and he sang really well, so I searched for more videos of him on YouTube. His version of Bohemian Rhapsody was apparently one of his best performances on Idol, and to be honest that was my first time to ever hear a fuller version of that song. Of course you hear it every time, but the word "rhapsody" just didn't make any sense to me when I was younger. You know how kids and teenagers are, it's all about the popular music of their generation. You only really get to appreciate better music when you get older, 'cause that's when you start to have a better perspective, and an open mind.

I liked the song and I wanted to hear the original, so I looked for it, and what a pleasant surprise! Take a look!



Since the Steven Tyler discovery, I kind of formed an appreciation towards music of the past and the way they looked then. This is probably my favorite Freddie look because on later days, he kept a moustache. Maybe it was the trend back then, but whatever!

I made a search on Google and I was more amazed at what I found out, but I'll keep that to myself. Just see the trend. Bill Kaulitz -- Adam Lambert -- Steven Tyler -- Freddie Mercury. Steven technically doesn't belong, but in other ways somewhat they all have similarities.

I like Bohemian Rhapsody so much! It caters to a different bunch of people. And that goes to show how much talent he got because he was the visionary behind this masterpiece. It's a song for the rockers, the opera lovers, and everyone else. I just can't believe how such magnitude can go into a song. Really amazing!

Eventually Freddie died of AIDS complications at the age of 45, which reminded me yet again of Tony in my earlier post (First Comes Love). And they had a similarity, which will be left unspoken. But I just really love them both!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cyborg She (My Girlfriend is a Cyborg)

Watched this movie last night with my cousins. Overall rating would be 8. I like it despite all the lapses.

PLOT
It is November 22, 2007. Jirou Kitamura (Keisuke Koide) is spending his 20th birthday alone. As he buys a birthday present for himself, he spies a 'cute girl' (Haruka Ayase). The girl, who seems interested in him, follows him into a restaurant, during which she suddenly states that it's 'her birthday too'. The two of them then exchange birthday presents. The girl, who seems unused to everything, behaves very boldly and suddenly rushes Jirou out of the restaurant without paying, provoking a chase through Tokyo. As he spends time with her, Jirou finds himself charmed by the girl. But after a few hours the girl insists she has to leave.
The story then jumps to one year later and Jirou is again celebrating his birthday alone in the same restaurant. All of a sudden, a twin of the girl appears in front of him. This girl, however, has been sent to save him from a disastrous fate by a future version of himself- she's a cyborg, modeled after the girl he met a year ago. Despite her 'cute' outward appearance, she is incredibly strong, and her behavior is erratic. She comes to Jirou's aid whenever he is in danger and saves many other lives through her intervention.
Over time, Jirou not only becomes dependent on, but also falls for her. However, when she cannot return his feelings, he gets irritated and forbids her to from seeing him unless she can do so. He begins to regret this, especially when it becomes apparent she is still helping him while staying out of sight. Another disaster soon happens: a gigantic earthquake completely devastates Tokyo. As his apartment block collapses, the girl appears to help him but even her inhuman strength isn't enough to save her. After telling Jirou that she now understands his feelings, she is destroyed. Distraught, Jirou spends the next 61 years trying to rebuild her. He eventually succeeds, although he passes away soon afterwards.
In that future, a girl is told there is a cyborg on display that looks just like her. She is curious, and buys the now defunct cyborg to experience the memories stored in her hard-drive. Intrigued, she then decides to fulfill her wish of going back in time to meet Jirou on his 20th birthday in 2007...

Source: Wikipedia

I love how everything's explained on the last part. I just think that their visit to the hometown was a little insignificant, aside from the fact that the cat, Raoul, was introduced there. I also felt uncomfortable watching the earthquake scenes, considering that Japan has suffered from a real-life one recently. It must have been like that for real victims too -- fleeing for their lives. I can't imagine how Jirou's former hometown has been totally wiped out and a new town was put up there with new inhabitants altogether.

On the bright side, I really loved the cyborg girl's devotion. In English, they translated it as "I can feel your heart" but I know it must have had a more perfect meaning in their original language. I also loved the fact that Little Miss Future chose to spend the rest of her life in the past, living in place of the cyborg. (She has her memories anyway.) So it's a perfect ending for both Jirou and Miss Future, but not for the cyborg, because I assume there's no need to reassemble her for someone else has taken her place and her memory. Hmm.

There are three three futures in this movie. One was when Jirou became a debilitated scientist, which led him to create the cyborg. Second was Jirou's future with the cyborg, though we didn't really get to see much of that, only their present. And last is his future with the human girl, which is also left to assumption, because the movie ended right then and there when the girl appeared in front of him after the devastation.

I really liked it overall. It's different. (I almost thought it was just another My Sassy Girl version.) It's also about love, devotion, and choice. Plus, the girl is very pretty! I could have wished a better looking partner for her, but whatever, it's all good.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Tumblr Pics



I don't own these pics. I just found them really interesting, and I wanted to make a blog post today, so there. Sometimes, you don't need to express how you feel exactly. There can be many outlets, you just gotta find one. To the owners of these pictures, put watermarks to prevent copyright issues.
True, right? Who are we to contradict with the power of the Almighty. If He wanted me to resign, He will make a way. I didn't want to, but something happened. And once you pray, you know things eventually happen to give you an answer. Right. I'm in my own world here, but I bet you pretty much get that.................. Oh, but I don't bet.
Yeah. I've accepted the fact that I have an undiagnosed sleeping problem. Ever since I graduated, I always had a hard time waking up early. I want to wake up 8 am at least. But that's just not possible, especially that I'm a nurse. Nurse, blogger, writer. Oh well. Going to church will be the only event I would wake up for without grumbling. Hmm. Kidding!

I'm sure everybody can relate to this. There's just something about music that relaxes our mind and body. Even rock music can be a therapy, for some. I don't know the exact physiology of that. If exercise releases endorphin, then music probably releases __________. Well, holler back if you know the answer, because I don't.

Uh-huh. My blog is a testimony as to how passionate I am with beautiful clothes. I hate to admit it, because it's a worldly thing, so let's just leave it at that. No more justifications. Funny how one day you're in, the next day you're out. Just like Heidi Klum's Project Runway tag line. LOL. I hope there are no rules in fashion so people can just wear whatever they like.
I didn't want to include this, but I have to. Hoping that someone, somewhere would do something about it. Look at the contrast. It's beautiful photographically speaking, but it's an ugly truth. Oh how Africa has been cursed! Can't we just evacuate that land, bring all the good people over and reform the bad ones. (cough Nigerians cough) Oops. If I pray, I know that's gonna make a difference. Okay, here's one way you can help. I selected this organization randomly on Twitter.

I also had to include this because I can relate to it. I'm still really a child at heart, especially when I'm around my family. I don't have to worry about anything one bit. I'm sure everybody still has that little boy or little girl in them who surprisingly comes out from time to time. It's good being a child. No worries, no qualms. "Carefree" used to be my favorite word, but being "responsible" is one of the best things you can ever be. I guess "BALANCE" between the two is a better word.

Yes. This is true with old people, mostly. We admire them, not because of how they look but because of who they are. Do we have to wait that long to become persons of value? I hope not. But that's just life -- it's a progression. We all need to be stupid at one point, so we can learn from it. What's important is NOW. Be the best today.

I can't explain this picture pretty well. My own interpretation of it is that when you read, there are no boundaries. You can get to places, see a lot of things, meet a lot of people, without actually having to leave your seat. What a blessing good books are. And how blessed are those who love to read. It's a gift. Not everybody is fond of reading, and they don't know what they're missing out on-- which is a lot, actually.

What a beautiful picture! Bless the artists who have the gift to make people feel better with their art.




Monday, March 14, 2011

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

I'm absent from work today, yay! So I might as well make use of my time in a really good way. Good way, huh? I'm going to make a not-so-review of our recent family favorite movie -- Crazy Little Thing Called Love a.k.a. First Love. A movie starring Chone (Mario Maurer) and Nam (Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon), both Thai actors.

It's a sort of unrequited love story of a younger, ugly, dark-skinned, nerdy girl towards her handsome, popular, almost-perfect senior. The producers provided this tag line with the movie: Everybody's love story, basically because at one point in every girl's life, this situation has most likely taken place. Where you just sit from afar and  look at the boy you like, along with every other girl who are secretly crushing on him too. That could have been a perfect plot. The twist and turns, however, were a little too unrealistic, so it put me off a bit.

Nam's transformation into a more beautiful lady was all done for Chone. Not bad, in a way, it was just too fast, though. How can a girl grow into someone else in just one semester? You gotta be kidding me! But in the eyes of the captivated fans, I guess that doesn't matter one bit anyway, so it's my bad for feeling that way. Lol. Actually, I liked it a lot, but I need to give an honest review, right? And who wouldn't get touched after finding out that Chone felt the same way all along, even when Nam was yet the ugly duckling that she was? Awwww. What a beautiful story!

They had to part ways after the revelation, and then nine years had to pass before they would meet each other again. It was an unsatisfying ending, and again -- unrealistic. Could you possibly wait for someone for nine years? Nine long years? There I go again.

The fact is, no matter how fantasy-ish it was, I still really liked it so much. What a good way to end my Saturday night and what a good way to bond with my cousins. We all really enjoyed it. I'm just pretending not to like it so I could earn a reputation as being a "tough critic", but really I'm not. Lol. You should watch Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I'm giving it 5 stars! Meantime, check out the trailer here.


Monday, February 14, 2011

February 13, 2011 -- A Day To Remember

Last year's Valentine celebration was a family event mostly, when we still had Tito Bhoy, Tita Ens, Bea, and Ne Han with us. It was the first time we ever had a Valentine's party in the family so it was fun, mainly because it was something new. But yeah, it was fun, and we're always happy together.

This year's celebration was so much different! Thanks to Pastor Jek's suggestion that we have a youth banquet, and to everyone else who made it possible. It's also a family event, in a way, because we are a one big family in the church, even our parents were there to show their support -- our work crew. Lol! What made this event really special for me was my renewed love affair with God. It's always hard for a Christian to be "spiritually off" because there's that nagging feeling of guilt. After Keswick, I was really high and it went on for a couple of weeks, which worked out perfectly for me. Soon after, though, I started to grow lax with my devotionals, which unexpectedly took a wrong turn for me. And I say unexpected because I really didn't expect it. No matter how many times I've read the Bible, nor how knowledgeable I am with the doctrines of my faith, I'm still weak by myself.

Yesterday, we had a good speaker. He talked about a lot of things, but what I remember the most was when he said that Christians can't have two earrings (for girls). Well, that shouldn't be a problem, really, as I'm very stubborn when it comes to my principles. It was Maam Melody, however, who enlightened me as to the reason why I should stick to tradition. It's not just tradition, after all. I can't afford to be a stumbling block to the younger ones so there, I still have them on now but I promise to take them off later. Not because of what they said, but because I love my Lord.

And hosting that event, plus having the chance to read tita's Bible-story book again, all added to the spiritual euphoria I felt last night. And now. Plus, that late-night fellowship with my cousins and with the weekend workers.

Speaking of the workers, we've grown really close to them, and I personally can't think of any other group who would be as close to us as them. They're the first we've had on the church, which makes them more special to us. March is coming and I dread it so much. I hope Pastor Jun and Maam Daisy could be with us again next year, and also Pastor Jek if he can intern there. Maam Melody, as much as I love her, I'm really not sure if she can stay there permanently, so I've prepared myself for that. I'd like to think that I'm speaking in behalf of the family, because I'm pretty sure everyone else has loved them the way I did. It's been a year and many things have happened. I guess, what I'm trying to say is, I'm just really thankful we've had them, even for that short span of time.

Pastor Mark was cool too. Or it's probably because we're a really friendly bunch. People always feel at home with our family. Everything about yesterday was wonderful! To God be the glory always!

My blog is so ironic. One moment I'm posting about fashion, then the next minute I'm being religious and all. But that's what it's all about. This blog is about me; my life and experiences. And I'm saying that like I'm such a regular poster. Oh well.

 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

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