April 17, 2014 / 2 ♥

posting to let you guys know, not that you care, that i’m still alive

Learning from 20-somethings

April 10, 2014 / 12 ♥

I’m currently scrolling through different blogs of cool and pretty interesting 20-something-people. I’m learning a lot, honestly. I’m awestruck right now at how they find bliss and pleasure in this world I treat, well, diversely as they do. Of course, their lives aren’t always high-spirited; they have internal struggles their readers aren’t aware of. But keeping my point, they keep their lives in state of euphoria and see things in different perspectives. 

It’s cool how they have jobs in line of their field of expertise or interests. They get money from what seems like “not working at all” because these works are already part of their daily lives. Perhaps, that’s already the trick.

I’m turning 18 in June and just few days ago, I decided to sketch out my ultimate goal and sort of life plans in the future. I won’t limit myself to do just those things, though, because I know, I’m still in the process of what they call in movies “character development.” Things are yet bound to change. And so are my plans and goals.

I want to be careful with my decisions and life. I also want to not be careful with my decisions and life and commit mistakes so I can learn. However, there are so many ways to discover the black and white of the world.

Some people might think, “You’re full of crap. You’re still young. Live it. That kind of bull isn’t your problem yet.” 

Excuse me, I’m trying to be responsible here.

Tagged with: life · personal ·
April 08, 2014 / 2 ♥
  • Mom: *hugs me* Thanks, anak. Feel na feel ko na may babae ako sa bahay. (talking about me helping with chores)
  • Me: Ma! Sexist! Gender roles!
  • Mom: Sabi na nga ba, sasabihin mo 'yan e.
Tagged with: chat ·

Question from Anonymous

April 04, 2014 / 1 ♥

recommend some indie rock or indie pop artists please?

Oh, um, I’m still in the process of exploring indie stuff so… Okay, here are some cool bands I know: New Politics, The 1975,  American Authors, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Neighbourhood, The Temper Trap, Imagine Dragons? Uhh… What else… 

Hey, do me a solid and listen to She’s Only Sixteen. Yay. Let’s support OPM.

Tagged with: ask · anonymous ·

On rereading and finishing series

April 01, 2014 / 8 ♥

School was still ongoing when Allegiant was published (2013). As well as the fifth book of the Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore, The Fall of Five, and the fourth of the Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout, Onyx. 

I swore I’m not gonna read these books first because I want to focus on them and reading them while doing school stuff is not a good combo.

And now, summer has begun. The time has come.

I’ve kind of forgotten what happened in Insurgent so I decided to reread it before going to Allegiant. I’m still on it. I’m going to read Onyx next, then The Fall of Five (the book before this one too is a blur to me now).

This is a good time, too, to finish the books I’m still holding. They are: 

  • The Diary of A Young Girl, Anne Frank
  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
  • Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
  • The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket

I also have a list of the books I should reread just because they’re awesome.

  • Being Henry David, Cal Armistead
  • After Hello, Lisa Mangum
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart
  • Let It Snow, John Green
  • Graffiti Moon, Cath Crowley
  • Love Is the Higher Law and The Realm of Possibility, David Levithan

Wala lang. Hahaha!

Okay, if you’re following me for a long time, you probably know that most of the books I read is not the tangible, physical ones. I read… pirated ebooks. Oh, crap. I’m not helping the authors, I know, but I’m out of fund for books right now. Sigh.

I have many .epub type of ebooks, so if you guys want some, just let me know. I may have the books you want to read. Or I may not. 

Tagged with: books ·
April 01, 2014 / 5 ♥

HAPPIER THIS WAY
by Save Me Hollywood

I was in my mom’s car, tuned in to Magic 89.9’s Local Vocal, when I heard this band play and talk about their music. I found them interesting and amazing—Paramore-ish especially the vocals—so I checked what more they’ve got on the internet. Most of their stuff sound really pop punk, which is what I am interested in right now. 

Save Me Hollywood is a five-piece Quezon City-based Filipino rock band. The members are from acknowledged OPM rock acts: Chicosci’s Carlos Calderon in bass, Typecast’s Melvin Macatiag in drums, April Morning Skies’ Aaron Corvera and Kenneth Aranza in guitars fronted by a former MYX VJ Juliann Savard.

They have produced a full-length studio album “Your Story To Tell” in June 2013 subsequent to their first EP released in February of the same year.

If you guys are interested, here are some of their whereabouts in the interwebs:

Facebook | TwitterYouTube | Soundcloud

Tagged with: Save Me Hollywood · music · bands · OPM · rock ·

My good mate Rose and I were already in line outside the TriNoma before the mall actually opened in hopes of getting in the first hundred of attendants to get their albums signed by the band. Unfortunately, we didn’t get in before the cut so we waited for nine hours, still in the line for the best view inside the area, for The 1975’s last show in Manila.

We ate our lunch there, had naps, take turns to the restroom or around the mall because of boredom. One of my best friends, Sofia, also came but she didn’t have a ticket so she was at the far back, but not too far from the stage. Then the guards decided to let us in the barricades at 5. The band was surprisingly on time (unlike some of our local artists here)! 

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They played almost 15 (not sure) songs—The 1975’s performance was totally worth waiting. They were so good not only as a band, but also as individuals. Very nifty and talented, those guys. Not to mention, down to earth (in my perspective, okay) and not… pretentious. They said they will come back in the country next year.

They’re an all-dude band, of course, I need to pick one as my husband. I’m into George. <3

Post-concert photo with Rose.

After the show, we ate dinner. Rose left together with her friend while Sofia and I waited for Lizbeth for some HOHOL. Then not too long we went home. I got in our house at 1 am. 

It was one of the best nights of my life. I can’t describe it more. Cheers to my friends for the company. 

I’m so grateful to God for this opportunity and for this band. Thank you, Lord.

(The photos had to be in black and white, of course. And also because they are crappy as heck in their original form/color.)

Tagged with: The 1975 · music · bands ·
March 27, 2014 / 11 ♥
(The photo&#8217;s not mine but the edit is. It&#8217;s actually &#8220;The Versatile BLOGGER Award.&#8221; My bad!)
Thank you for including me to your recipients of this Versatile Blogger Award, Kim! I don&#8217;t usually converse with other bloggers here on Tumblr because&#8230; not that I don&#8217;t want to be friends with them, I think they&#8217;re really cool but this is more like a personal issue. So you guys are really nice to involve my blog to some awards every once in a while. :)
Rules:
First, thank the person who awarded you and include the link to their blog.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their blog.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself in your blog post.
15 blogs:
alyssatothewest, 320pixelsofauradelle, creativityandbeyond, sheiscrazyesha, astrenuouskid, fudgedpolaroids, 13sadness, thesenseofwaking, xrodea, theadventuresof-tintin, thatjuvenileteen, hello-there-daisy, theonewithpuffyhair, twistedxstories, alysandrah
7 things about myself:
I&#8217;ve recently admitted to myself that I&#8217;m kind of a control freak.
I&#8217;m still in the process of music exploration right now. And I love it. 
I&#8217;ve been avoiding coffee but I&#8217;m constantly failing at that.
Some people tell me that I&#8217;m difficult to approach. BUT I&#8217;M ACTUALLY NOT. :( PLEASE DON&#8217;T GO AWAY. I NEED PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
I haven&#8217;t thought of the whole cinematic picture of my goals yet. 
I need to develop myself and do a soul searching or something.
Have I mentioned that I love chicken wings?

(The photo’s not mine but the edit is. It’s actually “The Versatile BLOGGER Award.” My bad!)

Thank you for including me to your recipients of this Versatile Blogger Award, Kim! I don’t usually converse with other bloggers here on Tumblr because… not that I don’t want to be friends with them, I think they’re really cool but this is more like a personal issue. So you guys are really nice to involve my blog to some awards every once in a while. :)

Rules:

  • First, thank the person who awarded you and include the link to their blog.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their blog.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself in your blog post.

15 blogs:

alyssatothewest, 320pixelsofauradelle, creativityandbeyond, sheiscrazyesha, astrenuouskid, fudgedpolaroids, 13sadness, thesenseofwaking, xrodea, theadventuresof-tintin, thatjuvenileteen, hello-there-daisy, theonewithpuffyhair, twistedxstories, alysandrah

7 things about myself:

  1. I’ve recently admitted to myself that I’m kind of a control freak.
  2. I’m still in the process of music exploration right now. And I love it. 
  3. I’ve been avoiding coffee but I’m constantly failing at that.
  4. Some people tell me that I’m difficult to approach. BUT I’M ACTUALLY NOT. :( PLEASE DON’T GO AWAY. I NEED PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
  5. I haven’t thought of the whole cinematic picture of my goals yet. 
  6. I need to develop myself and do a soul searching or something.
  7. Have I mentioned that I love chicken wings?

Tagged with: The Versatile Blogger Award · awards ·

BOOK UPDATE!

March 26, 2014 / 5 ♥

So I stopped reading Sidekicked by John David Anderson because I got bored. And perhaps because I read it in the rear of a book I found really nifty. The book is entitled “Greed,” the second book of Fisher Amelie’s The Seven Deadly Sins Series.

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Here’s its synopsis:

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours…because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Pretty hot, right? Not to mention, captivating. I loved the first book, “Vain,” and I liked this one. I’m looking forward to the third book, “Fury” in which Spencer Blackwell’s “love rival” will star. I’m stoked! 

I like Fisher Amelie’s writings; they’re vivid, smart and show life lessons. But sometimes, they go overboard like how she wrote a macho Spencer here. Nevertheless, they’re still good along with the plots of her stories.

ON THE OTHER NEWS

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Yep. I have decided a Sarah Dessen will be the next book I’ll be reading. I’m in for a romance-y chick lit mood right now. And also, it’s summer! This is actually the first novel of Dessen that’s going to be in my ‘read’ shelf soon. I’m expecting a lot from this book, honestly, because it has 4.11 out of 5.00 rating in Goodreads.

Speaking of Goodreads, I’m four books behind my schedule in my 2014 Reading Challenge. I’m so going to bring my kind of habit back. 

RIGHT NOW, I’m watching the movie “50/50” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, directed by Jonathan Levine. I just did a little book update here so I’m gonna go back to my laptop now. Have a great night!

Tagged with: books · Fisher Amelie · Sarah Dessen ·

because I have almost four months to do those! 

Our academic year 2013-2014 has ended on Friday but I still have a report card to worry about. I don’t expect high grades, really, because I have been doing shitty works and efforts since the first semester of this year. Whatever.

SO

I have mentioned the things I’m gonna do this summer break in my other blog post. Let me just tell you the things I’m looking forward for and gonna get done until the end of the month

  1. Finish Greed
  2. Finish Sidekicked
  3. Go to The 1975’s show in Trinoma (I entered a contest, as well as my brothers [I made them to], and to much of my dismay, I didn’t win BUT ON THE UPSIDE, MY BROTHER DID!)
  4. Clean my blog

That’s pretty much it. I still have a week to do those. 

I feel so good right now especially due to the bleak weather the whole day.

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