August 31, 2011

May All Your Dreams Come True

I suck at drawing but it didn’t stop me from trying to draw a castle! This morning I decided to exercise my imagination by drawing a castle. It’s funny how Disney castle has been on my mind during the process but my hand drew it differently hahaha. That isn’t Disney castle, obviously, but I’d like to believe it is — in it’s simplest form hahaha! Well at least I killed some boredom and somehow started my day right. Good job, self. May all your dreams come true :)

P.S. I was listening to Rubblebucket’s Triangular Daisies on loop the whole time plus coffee on the side table. This day must be awesome! Good morning, internet! Off to school in a while :)

August 22, 2011

Keep Thinking

This is that time when I feel like I need to write something before going to bed. I usually write on paper because the things I get to write at this time of the day could be too personal... but I guess now, it isn't too much so I think it's okay to let the internet know about what's on my mind. :p

At 20, I am neither happy nor sad with life. Actually, I don't know what I feel. All I know now is that I am given a lot of things to do and I must finish everything on time. Since when did my life felt happiness at the fullest? I can't even remember; not sure if it got to that point either. Things got a bit weird lately. I stay up late at night not minding some works that must be done but instead I keep thinking about different things -- things that are not even existing in my life right now. It is more like daydreaming (or late night-dreaming, perhaps).

I have been meaning to ask my siblings or even any stranger older than I am if this situation I'm going through is normal and did they even get to this point in life, particularly in their 20s, where all they do is think and do more of thinking. But I'm too shy to ask. Back in the days, I usually go straight to bed after my duties. Now, I always think I need something in life. Not necessarily material things. To be honest, I don't know what I need. All I know is...nothing. You know that feeling when you're thinking too much and then when you summarize it all, you actually don't know what's the point of everything you thought of. You don't even know what you need and want. It is so confusing.

It is actually exciting and challenging at some point. I feel like I am getting to know more of what I am. Yes, you are yourself but there are some things you don't really know about you. You don't want something to form your whole being, right? You're not basing your life with something, right? I'm not sure if I'm making any sense here, but I'm trying. There is usually something deep inside you that you must dig deep into so you would know what it is. So you would know what you need and what you are. And by thinking, you get to know more of yourself that you get surprised all of a sudden when you figure out something.

I am the kind of person who makes list of anything and I write a lot especially before going to bed. So random that when I wake up in the morning, I get to laugh at it and just throw it away or ignore. I love myself for being so ridiculous at times.

There are times also when you're tired of life and you just want to go to bed and stop writing. Just like now. Good night.

August 16, 2011

All I Have To Do Is Dream

Pardon my guitar and singing skills! I just want to siiiiiiiing hahahaha :)

Today is my mama's birthday! I know she knew this song so I'm singing it for her as a birthday gift. She passed away 5 years ago. She could have been 61 now. I miss her and I miss my papa, too! I know they're both happy, wherever they are. And so, whenever I miss them "...all I have to do is dream." :')

This is the second recording of the song. 1st one is set to private because I don't sound good, nevertheless I want to keep it. Hahahaha Still, I don't sound good.

August 15, 2011

Best Coast: How They Want Me To Be

Bethany surprised us again with a new song for their upcoming album! She's so nice to share it to everyone :) I'll love this girl until I die. Hahaha By the way, the song is the dopest shit ever -- all their songs are! The reason why I love this band so much is: all their songs speak for me! ALL! I feel like they are formed to sing to me the songs about my life! I love you guys so much! Please cover a song from Skeeter Davis and Connie Francis!!! :)

August 11, 2011

Strange Feelings

You get a strange feeling when you are about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the kind of person you are now at this time and place because you’ll never be this way again. - Azar Nafisi
Whenever I leave a place, even if I know I will be coming back soon, I always think of what am I going to be when I come back. Will I still be as innocent as I am now? Do I still have the same dreams? Have I already taken another step ahead? Have I already achieved my dreams? All these futuristic questions pops out of my head.

Letter for my a-year-older self:

A year ago, you were so emotional. You realized that the people around you changed. But you’re not giving up on these changes. You are slowly embracing what’s new even if it hurts a bit. Now, I’m going to ask you, have you already embraced those changes? Are you happier now? What about your adventures? Do you still give a damn on people giving you bad vibes most of the time? Tell me. :)

I can’t say I will still be the same a year from now. It scares me to think about it but I am open for any changes. Things may not turn out the way I want it to be but everything’s going to be alright.

August 4, 2011

Blink 182's Neighborhoods: Up All Night

Eight years since Blink-182 released their last album, the pop-punkers are back with their first new song, "Up All Night," the lead single from their fall LP.
Frontman Mark Hoppus has said the band are expanding beyond their radio friendly punk sound for the album, and "Up All Night" kicks off with some experimental (well, for Blink-182) guitar riffage and a quasi-ska drum beat. The lyrics are fairly dark, too: Hoppus and DeLonge confess about the "demons that keep [them] up all night."

Blink 182 was one of the bands I listened to almost everyday back when pirated CDs and mixtapes were one of my collections from my friends back in high school. The bands I dig before were: Blink 182, Linkin Park, Simple Plan, Green Day, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a lot more. I still listen to these bands but it's not like before. If only you knew how addicted I was to them, only my high school close friends would know! Hahaha!!

Anyway, this band has been missing in action for a couple of years. Last year, I heard they will be going back and produce another album but I wasn't very excited about it. I was like "ah, okay. cool." until when I heard their single Up All Night on YouTube! It sounded very different from what they used to sound and at first, I didn't like it. I listened to it over and over then I found myself unconsciously banging my head and that's when I exclaimed, "Very gooooooooood!!!" on the comment section. Hahaha!! I memorized the lyrics in just one day. :P


After a couple of days, I saw this video of Cobus Potgieter's drum cover of the song! What a hottie!!! P.S. I greet him good morning with kisses almost everyday on Twitter. Hahaha!!

This guy has his own way of playing the intro but it sounds good! I read so many negative comments about him playing the wrong intro, who cares? as long as it sounds good, no problem! You don't have to copy the original drummer's way of playing it! Way to go, Scott Eckel!! :)

Here's another drum cover of the awesome song by James! Superb!

I am a frustrated bass player. We have a bass guitar but I don't use it because it is too big for me hahaha!! This guy played it well! Good job, nglavin23! :)

This would be the best cover ever! Hahaha!! Surprisingly he made an acoustic cover of the song! How awesome is that?! I love you, Odi (whatever your name is!)!!! He even provided a download link for the song! Omg, you're the cutest! Hahaha

I can't wait to hear the rest of the songs for their new album Neighborhoods which will be released on September 27, 2011! Congratulations, Mark, Tom & Travis!!! You guys were part of my teenage life and you're part of my 20's now! Yay! hahaha!! :)
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