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Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Currently. 03.20.2017

Weekends are usually cut in two, for chores at home and then spending time unwinding. This is a glimpse of what I do on weekends based on my ever changing moods….

Movies: Moana and Death Note

Moana fills up my dose of adventure and mythical wonder pre-weekend. It’s fun and I like the catchy music. My favourite soundtracks are the Ancestor’s Song and the Shiny because of the beats to them. Well here’s a weekend story. I went to town to have a haircut and my pedicure in the afternoon, thinking that I can catch the weekend screening at 3PM. Turns out, the Beauty and the Beast 3 PM slot was sold out even if they were already showing in three cinemas and so we had to settle for Death Note instead. As for Death Note, it’s not what I was expecting being a fan of the original anime. However, there were twists nearing the end so I’m still pacified.


  •         Double beef burger patty at Pepper Lunch
  •          Kani Salad
  •          Buko Pie
  •          Lengua Estofado
  •          Fried Lumpia
  •         Spring Rolls

Gardening: Succulents Blooming

This weekend, I was simply staring at my Huernia, urging it to bloom faster. On a Sunny Sunday morning, it did. It’s one of the beautiful and cherished blooms I have.

Music: Joshua Bell

I just can’t stop listening to Joshua Bell on Spotify. From morning, to afternoon and evenings, it’s Joshua Bell’s violin Brahms. But I know after this, I’ll finally go back to Bach again.


Now that summer’s here, I have to stock up on summer skincare routine. My current favourite is Mary Kay’s Botanical Effects Evolution. This skincare routine is easy, simple and the whole set smells like citrusy grapefruit. I adore it. I’ve made a wise decision to stock up on SPF earlier this year and it’s such a smart investment for the summer. Now I’m looking at a hydrating mist for all those summer activities to moisturize the skin and an after sun.

Grateful For:

  •  Savings in the bank
  •  Potted garden that gives me simple joys every week
  • Pocket fragrance
  • Gold travel accessories

Random Thoughts and Ideas in My Messy Head

  •          Summer travel
  •          New things to learn
  •          Comfy summer outfits
  •          Saving more money
  •          Capsule wardrobe
  •          Clean room
  •          Organize makeup
  •          Black pumps for office
  •          Galaxy washi
  •          Branding for coffee shop 

Monday, 7 April 2014

What's In My Walkman Playlist?

I don't know up to how many songs my Xperia can hold. But if you take a look at my playlist, I've got a mixture of 90's- early 2000s and even last year's songs. I was tuning in to RX 93.1 Dream Radio when I was in grade school. Can you believe that one Christmas my parents gifted me with a Sony Walkman cassette tape player? It must have looked something like this:

Then I do remember saving up my school allowance for tapes I could buy like Five, Britney Spears, The Moffatts, (I have to admit that my taste in music still had to be refined, those were the boy band stages and one hit wonders were aplenty). My love affair for Matchbox 20 also started around the same time I listened to No Doubt and my father had his very own collection of Billy Joel and Carlos Santana from the late 80s to the early 90s.

Talk about selfish, I had my very own Sony component in my room and even listed to music with earbuds on the Walkman when my Mom thought I was already asleep at night. 

Those were the good old days. 

Now, music has been so portable that tapes can be condensed into mp3 songs and can be played on just a touch of the screen. (No more rewinding tapes!) 

So what's within reach of my fingertip via touch screen?
  • Justin Timberlake
  • The Cab
  • Ne-Yo
  • Katy Perry
  • Cee Lo Green
  • David Bowie
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Side A
  • Matchbox 20
  • R Kelly
  • Bruno Mars
  • Keri Hilson
  • No Doubt
  • Janet Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • The Cranberries
  • The Corrs
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Madonna
  • Mariah Carey
  • MYMP
  • Toni Braxton
  • Anita Baker
  • Pharell Williams 
Do you have any recommendations? I'm still a student of music as long as my storage can hold it.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spending Monday Afternoon With Janet and Toni

I know I've been away from this corner for quite a long time in terms of blogging periods, a couple of weeks can feel like a year. But I have things to wrap up, tasks to accomplish in such limited time, and other issues on my head.

I did write down my future posts that will be up here sooner or later. I have one more On Fragrances feature and then my personal picks from AHAVA. Also I have new picks from Mary Kay and  The Cream Factory so that's all coming before the month ends.

But now it's time for me to slow down. What do I do in order to clear my head? Sketch, write, and listen to music. I rarely listen to today's songs except if they're that good. But for sure hits, I go back to my gals, Janet Jackson and Toni Braxton. I wonder why nobody writes songs like these anymore, and I rarely hear them being played on the radio. Thankfully there's still YouTube.

I do hope you enjoy these songs. They've ruled the airwaves during my early years, you could say that I was looking at the MTV Generation back when the latest technology we had were cassette tapes. Those were the years when listeners enjoyed the music that they put on the charts and the lyrics actually meant something tangible. But I guess good things pass. You won't be surprised to find these songs in my Xperia Walkman list.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Clap Along (Because I'm Happy)

I've just discovered this song by Pharell Williams lately and it's been on a loop in my Sony Xperia Walkman. It's just the right song for the way I'm feeling right now. Can you believe how many episodes of Happy Tree Friends show up when you search for this particular happy song in YouTube? Fun thought: the video 1AM lasts for an hour and 4 seconds! I don't mind playing this on a Sunday morning.

So what's the impetus to make me feel happy to be able to listen to Pharell Williams' 1AM song for an hour? Nothing much , just that I passed the Second Level CSC last week. I've also allowed myself a celebration.

My 13 Piece Sampler Buffet from Beauty Selection by Aliza Sim arrived thanks to HappyPH. I'll be showing you its contents on a separate post.  I've done its unboxing in a hospital room of all places!

In a nutshell, it's all about rewarding myself for a job well-done. I've honestly felt proud having addendum bragging rights but I'm now getting ahead of myself. I hope you are happy too!