“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!


“Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars

Nobody was aware of this, but the last few days I’ve been in some sort of funk. This isn’t the first time I’ve been in a funk and I doubt it would be the last, but I really do hate being in said funk. I spend my days doing nothing, stuffing myself with sweets and reblogging on Tumblr like there’s no tomorrow.

Oh, and I read the off fanfiction every now and then.

I’m not saying I’m easily susceptible to funks, but it should be considered that as of the 11th of February, my school was out for a half-term break meaning no school, no set daily schedule and no actual work to do for good-for-nothing layabouts like meHence the funk — I like the work funk, don’t you?

Don’t get me wrong, the teachers assigned homework to be done, but who does that at home? That’s what free lessons and Private Study hours are for!

Anyway, the reason I find myself sinking into funks is because when I do eventually get out of them — and I do get out of them, believe me — whatever the reason I “get out” of it is well worth the trouble. The feeling is akin to being saved from drowning just when you feel like giving up. Or something like that, anyway.

I doubt I’m not explaining myself very well, am I? *le sigh* Either way, what took me out of this most recent funk was this:

There’s nothing like an upbeat, bubbly Swift song to bring someone out of a funk — oh wait, this song doesn’t sound very upbeat… or bubbly. In fact, it sounds a bit sad. Painful. Poignant. It reeks heavily of angst, which is understandable because it’s part of the upcoming Hunger Games movie soundtrack and from what I know of it, it’s very angst-y and full of young adult drama.

I wouldn’t know; I haven’t read the books.

And so I owe my current state of alertness to Ms Swift and the lovely couple from The Civil Wars. Thank you so much! Now I can concentrate on those math equation my teachers assigned to me — not!

Reblog all the gifs!!

Seeing Double: Taylor Swift Times Two?

I was just doing my Media homework (see, I do put effort in it!) browsing through YouTube looking for advertisements and identifying the ad techniques used in them, when I stumbled upon this particular ad:

At first I was like, “Ooh, a Japanese McDonald’s advert.” The first few seconds are close ups of a model dressed in Ronald McDonald’s get up, but then it becomes a full body shot — and my jaw hit the floor with a clang. The model really looks like Taylor Swift from that angle! Albeit, Taylor Swift with bright red hair and an atrocious costume… but Taylor Swift nontheless.

Am I the only one who sees this?! If so, then I’m going to feel very awkward for the next couple of days… =S

Random Thought: This post is real proof that I do pay attention in my Media classes >_< For some reason, I find that posting about the things I learn from that class is much, much easier than writing a homework essay about it. Erg.

“The Story of Us” Music Video

I haven’t been online recently, so I’m not sure exactly when this music video was released — I didn’t even know that another music video was being released. I thought the video montage of Taylor’s past concerts was the music video for this song but hey, I’m not complaining. I liked it and all, but honestly, I think I prefer this new one better.

What can I say? I like me a juicy plot line… Not that I have anything against video montages, which I don’t. ^__^

PS. Did you hear? Ms. Swift received six awards at the Teen Choice Awards! I’m so proud for her! Of course, I’m more proud of the Harry Potter franchise, which received a whopping seven. Must be a lucky number or something…

#16 – A picture of someone who inspires you

I read in a magazine article somewhere that Taylor Swift’s rise to musical stardom was far from swift. She had worked her socks off trying to get where she is now, and I find that very admirable. Not only is she a good role model to young girls out there, but she’s also like an older sister in the sense that her songs help those brokenhearted females by telling them that they’re not alone.

Taylor Swift does not only inspire me with the matters of the heart, but also with her fashion choices. She’s got this sweetheart image that I really like, and though I’m more of a converse-shoes-and-knotted-shirt kind of gal, I like dressing up in flowing dresses every now and again. It’s a girl thing, all right?

“Mean” Official Music Video is Out!

The ‘mean’ music video premieres on CMT in a half hour here in Nashville! 10pm eastern, 9pm central!

I’ve never really appreciated Twitter as much as I do now. That quote up there is from Taylor Swift herself. She tweeted that a couple hours ago… yesterday, I think. I’m an avid fan of hers and I adore her songs and their respective music videos. Mean is one of the first songs I’ve heard from her new album, Speak Now, and I absolutely, positively love it. It’s pretty inspiring, telling the doubter that she, Taylor, would be big someday and all that he’ll “ever be is mean.”

It’s a nice video. My favorite part is the little girl, because it shows that Taylor — her journey to stardom and success despite everything — has made it; she has accomplished her dreams. It’s inspiring, not only to the girl, but to everyone else who watches it as well. Watch the music video here:

Of course, having seen her performance in the ACM awards before the music video, I can’t help but notice the similarities. (Are they wearing the same clothes??) But, I suppose it was meant to be like that. Watch the performance here:

2011 Graduation/Recognition Ceremony

Last night was the Recognition Ceremony of my school and, suffice to say, I didn’t have high hopes for it apart from the fact that I got one more award than last year. I would be the very first graduation for the Senior class also, so it’s pretty special, but it didn’t do much to raise my spirits. I applaud the Seniors, really, but the ceremony was just that boring.

Of course, I can’t just say that the night was uneventful. It might’ve started that way — I mean, there was nothing noteworthy until the guest speaker appeared onstage with his humourous speech — but as the night progressed, I found myself enjoying the hour.

As with every year, I buy a dress for the occasion. This time, the dress I chose (a chic pink number, which I accessorized with a black leather belt) was wonderful and people complimented me on it. The shoes, black leather wedges, I borrowed from my grandmother. I always do that, anyway ;D

When my name was called, I got on stage and took my medal, smiled and, though I can’t remember it, I must’ve curtseyed and then traipsed off the stage. The principal jokingly asked where my long boots were (I had worn them a few days before at practice), and I understood that it was her way of gently chiding me for my outrageous fashion sense. Because really, long boots were uncommon where I come from.

Anyhow, the highlight of my night was when he noticed me and congratulated me for my awards…. At least I think it was for my awards. Everyone was just crowding around each other, shaking hands and trading smiles. It was very confusing and, for some reason, I felt like a celebrity.

The night was wonderful. I was ecstatic. I was on high from that brief conversation. And as always, my grandparents had to be the killjoys. We went home early before I even got a chance to say a proper goodbye to my friends, many of whom I won’t be seeing until the next school year.

I know, sad.

But at least I had the memory of him congratulating me. Song of the moment? Untouchable by Taylor Swift.