“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift


That’s right, folks, she has done it again! Taylor Swift new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — lengthy title it may be — is as catchy as her other tunes. While I didn’t like it immediately as with the case of “Mine” from her Speak Up album, this song has wormed its way into my heart and built a home inside the ventricles (if that even makes sense).

It comes off as slightly juvenile, but it’s an empowering ex-boyfriend anthem. What can I say? I like it. It’s bubbly and fun and kind of summer-y though I don’t know why it is because summer is almost over and – breath – I can’t wait for the rest of her new song comes out!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun


Well, this is awkward.

No matter how much of an oxymoron it is, for the past few days or so there has been sporadic raining so consistent I swear every time I look out the window or just up, I see raindrops falling. And yes, that makes it just a tad trickier to get a picture of the sun. So instead, I’m going to let you all use your imagination and simply provide the inspiration for a made up sun — that is, say hello to the Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun”!!

Honestly, apart from that song “rain drops are falling on my head” this song has been a constant thrumming at the back of my mind. It’s quite annoying, actually, but what the hell. It’s the Beatles.

Enjoy!

(By the way, I’m trying out this whole embed Spotify into a post thing so my apologies if that does not work. Here’s a YouTube link for your troubles.)

Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away”


I’ve been in love with this song ever since I’ve first laid eyes on it (so to speak). I love the bittersweet regret of a lost love, and every time I listen to this song — which isn’t that often because it has the power to depress me slightly — I can’t help but think of possibilities for stories. What ifs. And you know, it’s impossible to resist a what if.

When I watched the corresponding video for this song, I felt satisfaction that one of my what ifs has come true. I knew the guy died and had not just upped Katy’s character and left. Otherwise, the regret won’t be as poignant. I know it’s very morbid of me to he happy that the guy ded… but for the sake of a story, I think it’s all right.

Anyway, the music video disappointed me slightly. Seeing senior citizen Katy Perry just didn’t work for me. I think it was the hair XD Comparing the video to ‘Thinking if You’ it simply didn’t mesh well with me. But oh, I love love love young Katy’s hairdo!! ^__^

No, I Don’t Love You Like A Love Song


Having moved to the UK, I suddenly find myself having access to Disney Channel. Being sixteen years old, I’d like to think that I’m way past Disney and its bubbly TV shows and oh-so-clean image, but it seems not to be the case when my eyes are glued to the screen watching 17 year old Zack and Cody in Suite Life on Deck. And yes, I do find Cole Sprouse attractive. Who doesn’t? (That is rhetorical question. Do not reply.)

But how attractive the Sprouse twins are isn’t the topic of this post. Nope, it is not. This is the topic of this post:

Remember when Selena's image used to be bubbly, young and innocent?

An excerpt of Selena’s latest single Love You Like a Love Song kept on playing during the commercials and let me tell you that I did a double take when I first caught a glimpse of it. I mean, look at that hair! And that fashion! And what up with the shirtless dude that vaguely resembles Legolas from Lord of the Rings?

Yeah, there’s no shirtless dude in that picture above. I really don’t want to post that in my blog but, if you must *heaves a heavy sigh*, you can watch him in the music video. Oh, and while you watch, check out 1:11… I know it’s Selena and she’s dating Justin and everything, but Bieber lookalike, anyone?

Anyway, it was really shocking to see her so changed: plunging necklines, thick makeup and a music video concept that, frankly, I don’t understand. Yes, I understand that she’s nineteen and can do whatever the hell she wants — and judging from the rumors, she’s doing Bieber. (I’m sorry, I just had to say that ;D) But in any case, I feel nostalgic for those times when she was younger. When she wasn’t holding hands with a shirtless guy and walking down the beach. When her hair didn’t resemble a hedgehog.

Still, I have to admit that I like her music. Love You Like a Love Song, despite its confusing video, is humming in my head right now. Is that hypocritical of me? And yeah, that is another rhetorical question. ^__^

My Anthem


I’m not a big fan of Bruno Mars. I want to get that straight, first and foremost. I know he’s part Filipino and everything, but I just don’t go out of my way to search out his music, just as I don’t with other part-Filipino artists: Nicole Scherzinger, apl.de.ap, etc. Nevertheless, I appreciate a good song when I hear it, and The Lazy Song by Bruno is one of that spoke to me. It amused me, yet there’s a hint of truth to it that I really, really like.

In fact, I like it so much that I’ve decided that it’s my personal anthem. Yes, I am aware that as a girl, I should act like a lady and be well-mannered and all that stuff… but I’m a modern gal! I don’t think women should have to spend all their time in the kitchen, cooking food and washing the dishes because frankly, that’s an archaic idea.

And I hate conformity. I wouldn’t conform into something I’m not just because the world wants me to be like that.

But back to The Lazy Song. The first verse is: “Today I don’t feel like doing anything/ I just wanna lay in my bed/ Don’t feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone/ ‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything.”

Don’t you feel sometimes that a song seems to be made just for you? Well, this song is for me. (Along with What I Go to School For by Busted, but that’s a different story altogether.)

Just one verse into The Lazy Song and it has already described my every day life during the summer so far. My time had been divided between my bed and the couch as I type and type and click and click on my laptop. Yeah, I don’t really do much other than go on Facebook and WordPress, that’s how much of a weirdo I am.

And that is why, ladies and gentlemen, I have chosen this song as my anthem. Not only do I find the music video fantastically funny, the music catchy and the words just wow, I feel like this song would describe me years from now! Yes,  I know myself well enough that I will never change from this lazy, ignorant teen.

I surely hope to be proven wrong. ^_^ After all, change is the only constant thing in life.

Wanna see the girl version? Check Megan Nicole’s cover of the song (it’s much cleaner, by the way):