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Sunday, July 20, 2014

My Latest Addiction: Spotify

I love music. I was brought up with music constantly being played around the house. My father had vinyl records that he played constantly and he loved to sing so music has always been a part of my life.

When I was younger I used to rely on the radio for my music fix because my parents didn’t allow me to buy my own music (until I learned to save my allowance to buy tapes and later, CDs). By the time I started working I bought mp3 players until I ended up with the 160GB iPod, transferring all of my music collection onto it.

One thing I didn’t like about the iPod was that it meant bringing an extra gadget along every time I wanted music. With smartphones having slots for SD cards, I moved onto putting music on my phone. It was still a hassle having to pick which songs from my collection to put on the phone though.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Annie

One of my favorite movies growing up was Annie. When I was in grade school I remember summers watching the movie with my cousins and bonding while watching the film. We watched it so much as a child that it came to the point that I could sing along to everything whenever we saw it.

The movie made me a fan of Carol Burnett and Bernadette Peters. It was because I saw them in that movie that I was always happy when I saw them in other movies or in TV shows. It was a movie that introduced me to musicals and I have never been the same since.

When my sister told me that there was a new version of Annie featuring stars like Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne, I got excited and searched for the trailer right away. 

Here's the trailer:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pambahay

When my father was alive, he was upset with my pambahay (house clothes). Whenever they were hung out to dry after being laundered, he would complain about how they had holes, were torn in some parts or loose thread/hems. He would then tell me that I needed to throw them away. I refused every single time.

For me, my pambahay needs to be old and tattered. For some reason they are the most comfy when they are worn out and frayed. New shirts and shorts are just too stuffy/thick/uncomfortable to be worn at home, where you are supposed to be at your most comfortable.

I remember watching TV and talking to my sisters about how in soap operas people seem to wear their best clothes while lounging around at home. That was either unrealistic or we just weren't in the same socio-economic status that warranted wearing really nice clothes (and shoes) at home.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Perfect"

We've all met people of this type: the kind of will never let you win in a conversation. He/she is always the one who knows the right information, his/her opinion is always right. That person thinks that he/she is flawless – no fears, no faults, no mistakes, no regrets. They are so annoying…mostly because these people are usually not even close to being as perfect as they project themselves to be.

I don’t see the appeal in projecting perfection. I don’t think that any of us are perfect – just the act of bragging about your perfection alone is enough proof that you are not perfect right? 

It’s funny how a person I know insists on being right all the time. The person won’t even let you finish your sentence just to be able to point out why you’re wrong. This person is always quick to point out that when she is wrong, it’s always someone else’s fault. She throws people under the bus even when it is not their fault because in her mind, she can do no wrong. I don’t get it. I don’t understand why it is so important to be right all the time. To be the better person. To be the smarter one. The fearless one. I mean really, what’s the point?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Not a Bad Thing

I’ve been so in love with this song since I first heard it. I haven’t heard Justin Timberlake do a good love song in a while and this one is really good.


The last slow song of JT that I liked was Let’s Take a Ride from his first solo album. It had that easy listening vibe that I loved about it and this new song is just like that.  I like Justin’s upbeat songs but I love him better when he’s doing slow songs like this.

The lyrics are sweet. It’s something a lot of girls would probably want the guy they like to say to them (I know I would).

If anyone is interested in the lyrics, I’ve included them here.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No No No

A couple of months ago I was “informed” by a neighbor that there was someone who was interested to meet me. Apparently this person saw me when I walked in the mornings on my way to work and when he found out that I was single, he told people that he wanted to meet me.

The catch? He’s old. Like, retired old. Older than my father most likely, since my father would’ve been a senior citizen last year if he was still alive. According to some people the guy wants to meet me and has mentioned that he is a US citizen – like that tidbit would make a difference to me.

If that person thought that I would be flattered that someone wanted to meet me, I’d have to say that he did the exact opposite. For one, I am single for a reason: I have not met the man I want to spend my life with and I will not settle for anything less. Being with someone older than my father is definitely NOT the kind of guy I can spend the rest of my life with.

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Country Escape

One of the things that used to take up most of my time (and kept me up late at night) is playing Farmville on my laptop. I used to be so hooked to getting my crops in order, filling up orders and achieving the challenges given by the game that I often forgot to do anything else that I planned to at night because of the game. I don’t even realize how much time has passed when I’m on that game.

These days, I don’t play the game on Facebook or on Zynga’s website anymore. It has gotten to the point that all the crops had withered already. That doesn’t mean that I have stopped playing Farmville though. I’ve moved on to their mobile app, which I play on my tablet.