30 Day Song Challenge: Day 13

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Day 13 – One of Your Favorite ’70s Songs

Piano Man by Billy Joel

Year Released: 1973

Most of my favorite classic songs are my mom’s favorite because it’s what I heard growing up. But this song is extra special to me because I discovered and learned to love this song entirely on my own.

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There’s an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin

He says, “Son can you play me a memory
I’m not really sure how it goes
But it’s sad and it’s sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

Sing us a song you’re the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody
And you’ve got us feeling alright

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 12

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Day 12 – A Song From Your Preteen Years

I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys

Year Released: 1999

I know I’d be betraying my whole childhood if I don’t choose a BSB song for this prompt. 🙂 They were my heroes then and I was certain I’d meet them one day and be friends with them. And if I’d get to marry Nick Carter, it would be absolutely perfect. Not going to lie, ultimate dream concert: Backstreet Boys. I may like new artists/bands and like different types of songs now but to me, they will always be legendary. I know I’d be crying if I get to watch them live. Heck, I cried watching a YouTube vlogger’s vlog of their concert. So…

You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way

But we are two worlds apart
Can’t reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 11

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Day 11 – A Song That You Never Get Tired Of

Marvin Gaye by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor

Year Released: 2015

This has been a bit difficult to choose since I don’t “don’t-get-tired-of” anything. Wait, am I making sense? I get tired of everything, even my absolute favorite things. 😀 Anyway, I chose this because it’s one of the songs that I can listen to probably about 10 times before I get bored and it’s definitely one of the songs that I play at least three times whenever I listen to it. 🙂

Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on
You got the healing that I want
Just like they say it in the song
Until the dawn, let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 10

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Day 10 – A Song that Makes You Sad

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Year Released: 2006

For years and years, I couldn’t figure out why I’d feel so sad every time I hear Chasing Cars. I studied the lyrics and concluded that no, it isn’t a sad song. So why do I go into this temporary feeling of misery every time?

Just late last year, I decided to watch Grey’s Anatomy again from Season 1. And there I found my answer. Chasing Cars was the background song in one of the saddest moments of the show, the scene when Izzie finds Denny dead after he just proposed. Chances are I didn’t even know the song when I first watched that episode. My subconscious just registered it and associated it with an overwhelming sadness given that I cried more than what’s acceptable while watching that scene.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

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So there you go. How about you guys? What’s a sad song for you? 🙂

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 9

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Day 9 – A Song that Makes You Happy

Gives You Hell by The All American Rejects

Year Released: 2008

 

I wake up every evening
With a big smile on my face
And it never feels out of place
And you’re still probably working
At a nine to five pace
I wonder how bad that tastes

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell
Hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell
Hope it gives you hell

It’s hilarious how bitter this song is. I just love it! I first heard this song when one of my best friends in college excitedly made me hear this song. What followed was probably a half hour of laughing about this song. We listened to it all afternoon while doing our thesis paper. Good times. 🙂

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 8

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Day 8 – A Song about Drugs or Alcohol

Gorilla by Bruno Mars

Year Released: 2012

Okay. So I know this song is more about sex than it is actually about drugs or alcohol. But it did talk about intoxication in this beginning so I’m going with this. 🙂 I love how raunchy and racy this song is. It’s the type song you wouldn’t dare play in front of your conservative grandmother or something.

Ooh I got a body full of liquor
With a cocaine kicker
And I’m feeling like I’m thirty feet tall
So lay it down, lay it down

You got your legs up in the sky
With the devil in your eyes
Let me hear you say you want it all
Say it now, say it now

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The truth is, I don’t know a lot of song on this particular prompt. Haha! 😀 What songs can you think of for this? Let me know! I’ll listen to them! 😉

 

My Happy Project | Vol. 02

Hello everyone. Yay! I finally got around to making another entry on My Happy Project series. I was inspired to do this by The Happy List tag (?). Last July has been hella crazy month for me. I’m glad it’s over and I’m glad it happened, too. It was hectic and fun at the same time. 😀 Without further delay, here’s my list of things that made me happy recently.

*Got Ears Pierced Again…

I’m not talking about another set of piercings though! 🙂 I got my ears pieced when I was a kid but since I’m not a fan of wearing earrings, it just closed as time passed. After so many years, I decided to get them ears pierced again. No photo for proof though. Sorry. Can’t take decent ear photos. 😦

*Fun Beach Activity

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As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m currently taking classes right now. Our class had an event at the beach for our Personality Development module. It was a super long and stressful day because it was all short notice so we went insane with the preparations. I volunteered to make the program for the event and ended up having to volunteer myself to do the opening speech for the program, too.

We spent the whole day at the beach but didn’t really go swimming, which is totally ironic. We just spent the rest of the afternoon after our program singing karaoke and dancing, me swaying 😀 It was a public resort so there were quite a lot of people around the area, who probably thought we were all drunk but we didn’t have a drop of alcohol on us.

Some of my classmates and I didn’t go home until it started raining, so we had to walk under the rain for a couple minutes. It ended up raining soooo hard that there was a power outage by the time I got back to the city. I had agreed to meeting my family that night so they picked me up from somewhere and we went to the mall. That was the first time I went to the mall drenched in rain. The lady guard looked at me funny when she gave me a pat-down. 😀

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*Formal Dinner

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In another one of our modules, we had a fine dining event where we had to dress up and doll up. The stress I had leading up to this event was beyond me mainly because I hate looking for a dress. Hours prior to the photos above, I had a mini meltdown because I hated the dress I got. Haha 😀 But! It all worked out.

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Here’s me getting my hair and makeup done. The MUA put on pink lipstick on me at first. I loved it but somehow I didn’t feel me looking at the mirror so I asked him to change it. Out of all the mirrors in the venue, silly me went ahead to take an OOTD photo in the dark area of the venue. By the way, this is my first OOTD photo, believe it or not. 😉

*Bargain Sandals

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A few days before my formal event, I went to look for the perfect footwear for that said day. It was an awesome timing when we went to the mall because there was a huge sale. Huge as in BUY 1 GET 1 huge. Two pairs of sandals for just 600 pesos, which is around US $12 give or take. Cool, right?!? I got four pairs even though I only needed one. I gave one pair to my cousin (not in the photo) and I gave the gray one to my mom.

I wore the white one to the event which was probably one of the best decisions in my life. JK. Seriously, it was not a mistake choosing that pair. It was comfy and it made a clumsy person like me pretty steady. I was able to dance and run around without tripping over in it.

*Clubbing

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The first and last time I went to a club, I was 16. Ssshhh… That moment I knew I hated it and didn’t bother to go back. However, not wanting to waste my dress and makeup after our formal dinner, my classmates and I went clubbing. It was fun! And I felt free after a long time. I never thought I’d one day dance in public sober but I did!!! And I congratulate myself for that. 🙂

*Socializing

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Class ended earlier last Saturday so we got pizza! I’m not a very sociable person so it’s nice to go out with new people once in a while to bond over pizza, small talks, and laughter. Had a fun afternoon with these people.

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Well, that concludes My Happy Project for now! Those are the recent events in my life. It’s been fun and I had fun writing about it, too. 🙂 Until next time!!! Oh! If you’re interested, here’s a link to my previous My Happy Project entry. Thanks for reading. Bye! 🙂