One of my most favorite Summer Camp songs and music videos is Losing My Mind. Basically, it’s a song told by two people who used to be in love, but have now drifted apart and are contemplating separation.
On the surface, the music video looks simply quirky and charming. But since I’m an obsessive pop culture freak, I’m writing this to dissect all my feelings about this MV. (Send help.)
The video shows Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey doing a photography portrait session. They have matching red sweaters and are petting a cat for that extra cheesy feel, but their facial expressions are a mixture of disdain and annoyance, betrayed by constant eye-rolling and gritted teeth. Their smiles are artificial and forced for the camera.
Then there are the rest of the people shown. There’s an overachiever who displays her trophies proudly, a middle-aged sex kitten, a woman dancing, a kid stomping around in a dinosaur hat, and so many more. What I’ve found in common among them was the fact that they were happy. They were expressing themselves freely and found joy because of it. In short, they have the freedom that our couple lacks in their relationship, where they feel trapped in a house that “isn’t big enough for the both of us”.
This is one of my absolute favorite songs, and that’s saying something. The Best Friend and I have been trying for years to figure out what this song is saying, and one drunken night, we finally succeeded (sort of), so I’m writing this down for posterity!
Took an unpaid day off work to celebrate Lolo‘s birthday with the family. I haven’t spent time with them in quite a while: I hardly ever go home anymore, preferring to spend the weekends in my apartment instead. So this is a nice change of pace.
HR Team bonding
At work, we get quarterly budgets to spend bonding with our department co-workers. This quarter, we decided to go to SM MOA for Sakae Sushi.
I stuffed my face with tuna sushi and sweet-and-sour fried fish of some sort.
May the odds be ever in your favor
I went to see Godzilla in IMAX with The Best Friend last week. We spotted this mockingjay necklace in a comic book store and of course I had to have it.
New addiction: Zalora
Shopping is fun, but it’s easy to get bored and tired of going from shop to shop in a crowded mall. Thanks to Zalora, impulse-buying can be less stressful. :p Now I’m addicted to browsing their site and adding to my wishlist.
Recently, I ordered a new pair of shoes and they arrived the next day. Super fast service!
You’ve gotten good at hiding emotion…
A lyric from Sleight of Hand, AKA my new favorite Urbandub song. THIS IS MY LIFE.
At first, I couldn’t figure out why; I just knew that when I hear the strains of My Better Self, I wish I was having a cold beer with you. After approximately 182 listens to Tennis, I’ve figured out why they remind me of you.
When I started listening to them, I never thought, “This will be a band I’ll love.” It was a casual decision based on downloading random music from the Internet. A few weeks later, I realized I hadn’t gone a day without listening to them.