• Music

    “I can’t do this anymore!”: Overthinking Summer Camp’s Losing My Mind

    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”.
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  • Music

    One Verse at a Time: Blood and Peanut Butter

    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!
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  • Careers and the employee life,  Family,  Fashion,  Music,  TV and movies

    Random update (in photos)

    Family outing

    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.
    My plates.
    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!

    So girly!

    You’ve gotten good at hiding emotion…

    A lyric from Sleight of Hand, AKA my new favorite Urbandub song. THIS IS MY LIFE.


    So, that’s that. How are you guys doing? :3

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  • Music

    Light ’em up!

    I can’t properly blog about the Fall Out Boy concert that I saw live; it’s too emotional. It’s all a big, emotional blur.
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  • Friends,  Music,  Ruminations

    I listen to Tennis and think of you

    Listening to Tennis reminds me of you.
    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.
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  • Music

    Things I love: Ke$ha’s new album, Warrior

    I listened to a few Ke$ha songs before, and I found them fun, but not outstanding in any way. So when I heard her new album, Warrior, I was pleasantly surprised: “Wow, really? Autotuned party girl Ke$ha did this? Really?”
     
    It won’t be K$ without glitter.
    K$ stated that Warrior was heavily influenced by rock, and it shows. Take, for example, Dirty Love featuring Iggy Pop. Or my favorite song on the album, Only Wanna Dance with You.
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  • Music

    FALL OUT BOY IS BACK

    AND I CANNOT BE HAPPIER. THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED IN MY LIFE. SO MUCH SO THAT I NEED TO BLOG ABOUT IT IN ALL CAPS…

    …okay fine, so maybe I do have some consideration for my readers who might find the all caps hard to read. Still, FALL OUT FRICKING BOY IS ONCE AGAIN MAKING MUSIC! Sweet, beautiful music that make me happy in ways that very few people ever can! God save us all from the feels I am sending out into the world!!!

    LOOK AT THAT CAPTION. ♥
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  • Activities,  Family,  Music,  Places

    This December kicks last December’s ass!

    This month has been so cuh-razy busy, I didn’t even notice the days slipping by until whoa—it’s only three days ’til Christmas! Boring schoolwork aside, let me show you what’s been up lately.

    I went to Intramuros…

    with my friends to get something for our Labor Relations class. While there, we stopped by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, where an exhibit was being held. The exhibit, featuring works by Aba Lluch Dalena, Nana Buxani, and Susan B. Corpuz, has a theme of love transcending age and gender.

    Forever alone, forever.

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  • Music

    I’m Like a Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)

    Whew! Fall Out Boy song titles are always a goddamn mouthful.

    I like to call Me & You 1 my suicide song.

    No, it’s not the song I’d kill myself to. It’s quite the opposite: it’s the song that keeps me from throwing myself in front of a bus along Commonwealth2. When I get unspeakably miserable, I turn this up and sing my lungs out, and the weight on my chest eases up. This song has saved me sanity countless times.

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  • Music

    Soul Punk = eargasm

    After announcing their indefinite hiatus, the members of Fall Out Boy took on separate music projects: Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley started The Damned Things and Pete Wentz started Black Cards. Only Patrick Stump went solo, a decision that I was anxious about (what if he makes terrible music?!) until I heard his debut album.

    patrick stump, soul punk, fall out boy

    Soul Punk, released on October 2011, is an almost entirely solo effort by Stump. The eleven-track album—sixteen-track for the deluxe edition—only has one song, This City, that features a guest artist, Lupe Fiasco. The rest of the tracks were exclusively written and produced by Stump, who also played all the instruments. Soul Punk is a testament to how un-frickin-believably talented he is.

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