Posts Tagged ‘Music’


Song of the Day: Ordinary People by John Legend

September 2, 2014


March 9, 2012

Some things in life are priceless. These are just some things that make it to my list of the best things in life.

1. Nature. Whether it’s a sunset, day break, a morning dew, or the consistent crashing sound of the sea, everything about nature is absolutely unequaled in beauty. Thank GOD for it.

2. Laughter. This is probably the only thing that should be done as loud as you possible can.

3. Intelligent Conversations. Never take for granted the power of smart and interesting conversations. Moreover, never take for granted the people you usually have intelligent conversations with.

4. Love. Sometimes, it is overrated, but it is never out of style, never out of place. There is always room for love in every corner of your world.

5. Passion. How else does one person get what he wants, to where he wants if he does not want it bad enough?

6. Music. Yes. In an instant, you can go from broken to healed, put down to lifted up just by listening to music.

7. Mornings. Waking up should never be difficult. No matter how early it is, the fact that you’ve awaken should be reason enough to celebrate the day.

8. Birthdays and birthday greetings. There’s always something about the fact that people reach out to you and wish you the best on your birthday. Plus, birthdays mean you can get away with anything because it’s your “special day”.

9. Kisses. There are different kinds of kisses, but all of them give the same remedy.

10. Your first day on a new place. The possibilities are always limitless when you first step foot on a particular place.

What about you? What’s priceless for you?


Listen to Me When Your Heart Breaks

November 19, 2010

The Heart of the Matter by India Arie

"It's about forgiveness…" This is absolutely the best phrase in the entire song. Basically, the song is about a woman who got a phone call from her friend telling her that her ex-lover has already found a new love.

My favorite line actually has a universal truth in it. Breakups are always about forgiveness, even when there's no love anymore.

Forgiveness for the hurt we cause each other.

Forgiveness for the wrongs we have done to each other.

Forgiveness for the things we could have done but failed to do.

It's about forgiving the person who has hurt you the most. It's about moving on. It's about not giving up the hope that someday somehow, we will find somebody new, somebody we may not anymore love as deep as we have loved someone before but somebody who deserves all the love we can give from the placed back pieces of our broken hearts.

Rise by Gabrielle

I'm not really sure if this song could actually help me get over a breakup, but it's worth listening to. The chorus goes "Look at my life; look at my heart.I have seen them fall apart, and now I'm ready to rise again."

They call it a breakup for a reason. When two people decide to go on separate ways, there are always devastating effects on at least one of them. When you go through a break up, it's not just the relationship that get's broken.

Hearts. Dreams. Lives. They all get broken too.

Unfortunately, wallowing in self despair and depression won't help. No matter how much your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief. The best we can do is to look into ourselves, find our inner strength, realize that even we are hurting, the future is still on our side. A day will come when our hurts will heal. When we are ready to rise again, we will find that, in love, no one ever wins without losing a few things along the way.

Doin’Just Fine by Boyz 2 Men

This song may not always make you feel better, but you'll have one good cry when you listen to it. Everybody needs to have a hell of a good cry when they go through a break up. Everybody needs to be able to get it all out of their system.

Breakups are hard. Songs usually work as a catalyst to getting over breakups or just to help you find it in yourself to take a good look at the relationship and realize if the break up will someday be a blessing in disguise or if the relationship is actually still worth fighting for.

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I Miss Karaoke Nights

November 16, 2010

I don't even need convincing. I love karaoke, especially karaoke nights at home. The three songs above are just the ones that I always sing every time there's a karaoke party. However, that does not mean I don't sing anything else.

What about you? What are the songs that make it to your list? *wink*

Karyn White by Superwoman

I've loved this song since I was young. I'm not a fan of its lyrics, but I know I can sing this song.

Amy Grant by That’s What Love is For

Who wouldn't love Amy Grant, right?

Dido by White Flag

This is probably less difficult to sing than the others. Singing this reminds me of a friend I had from the first company I ever worked for.

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Music Video Can Never Get Gayer Than This (I Love It)

June 14, 2010

Poetry Song

May 10, 2010

I was watching the old movie Bed of Roses earlier. I heard Sarah MacLachlan’s song called Ice Cream. I just like hearing that song because the lyrics are so sweet. It’s what poetry is all about – being able to express what one feel through words. If music fits, it makes the poem even more special and magical. Anyway, if you haven’t heard the song before, you should Google it out. Here are the words to the song. I wasn’t kidding when I said they were sweet… 🙂

Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
And your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here know how to fight

And it’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down to the place
Where we started from

Your love is better than chocolate
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Oh love is better than chocolate
Everyone here knows how to cry

It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down to the place
Where we started from…


The Acoustic Version of Love Bug by The Jonas Brothers

April 13, 2010

Not Another Lonely Day

April 12, 2010

I had no idea that listening to Ben Harper could be very depressing. I mean, he has some jolly tunes, but most of them were really about loneliness. Even Jack Johnson had the same miserable tone on some of his songs.

I am currently listening to Ben Harper’s Another Lonely Day. I used to like this a lot. But I find it depressing now. The song is perfect for beach afternoons, but at 4PM, when everybody is in a hurry to get home and watch their favorite shows on the boob tube, the sad and tearful lyrics of Ben Harper’s song was just not a good fit. Maybe I liked it during a time in my life when I was not generally happy yet or when I was still unsure of who I was and where I stood.

My point: It’s not just “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are” for me. It’s also, “Tell me what your favorite song is, and I’ll tell you what disposition you have” that applies. I guess I should try to analyze my current favorite songs and see what they can reveal about me. 🙂


Basketcase by Culture Serial Killers (taken from Youtube)

April 8, 2010


March 24, 2010

I have always loved the music of Imogen Heap, Dido, and Tracy Chapman. However, I just recently realized that I also love Sia, Feist, A Fine Frenzy, Jewel, Amy Winehouse, and Carla Bruni. Yes, I may not understand her songs that well, but I still like them. I like listening to them because they actually act like “downers” for me. When I am in need of a little cooling down or relaxation, I listen to their music. It works like a charm. They calm my nerves. I have never been into the pop music genre. It’s not that I don’t like pop music. I’m really just more into the un-popular music. Ones that may not really be that mainstream, but they match my personality so well. If you have time, you can check them out too. Enjoy! *wink*

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