Sunday, November 29, 2015

Favorite Albums: 2015 Edition


Back for another round of my 2015 Favorites! Let’s talk albums/music records this time!

Ellie Goulding – Delirium

Elena really is one of my favorite people in all the world. She’s so raw, and she sings with such passion that would really make you listen to her. Her songs are sooo real (I know I sound redundant but yeah, they are just so good and real). Also, the Deluxe version has a whopping 22 tracks! You’d definitely love it from the intro all the way to the end!

Favorite tracks:

  • Codes
  • Something in the way you move
  • Army
  • On My Mind
  • Scream it out
  • The Greatest
  • I do what I love
  • Devotion
  • Lost and Found

Lana del Rey – Honeymoon

Some people say Lana’s tracks all sound the same but I beg to disagree. I think she crafts every song well, and it puts you in that dark but comforting place (at least, that’s what it does to me) and Lana will always be one of my favorite artists. She’s committed to her artistry, and she never disappoints.

Favorite tracks:

  • Music to watch boys to
  • God knows I Tried
  • High by the Beach
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • Swan Song
  • Religion
  • The Blackest Day

Demi Lovato – Confident

Demi also has a special place in my heart because she’s gone through so much, and she was able to pull herself back from the rubble. This album shows a whole new side to Demi, and if you think you’ve heard it all just because of Cool for the Summer or Confident, you’re so wrong. She showed a lot of versatility here, proving why she’ll always be one of the best vocalists ever.

Favorite tracks:

  • Waitin’ For You
  • Father
  • Lionheart
  • Stone Cold
  • Kingdom Come
  • Old Ways
  • Yes

Selena Gomez – Revival

You know…she has improved so much this year, and this album just says it all. It really is her revival.

Favorite tracks:

  • Kill ‘Em with Kindness
  • Sober
  • Same Old Love
  • Good for You
  • Camouflage
  • Survivors
  • Revival
  • Me and the Rhythm

Hailee Steinfeld – HAIZ

Okaaaay…so lastly, it’s just an EP, but it’s soooo good. This girl has so much promise.

Favorite tracks: (Well, all the tracks but they’re e so good sooo)

  • Rock Bottom
  • Hell Nos and Headphones
  • Love Myself
  • You’re Such A

What about you? What are your favorites?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Favorite Quotes from “A SECOND CHANCE”


If you know me, you’d know Bea and John Lloyd is one of my favorite Pinoy loveteams (and believe me, there are only a few lol) and ONE MORE CHANCE is one of my favorite movies of all time (actually even bought the novelization, but that’s another story…), so obviously, I watched A SECOND CHANCE (and dragged my boyfriend along).

This is actually the first Pinoy movie I’ve seen in the cinema in… 3 years? The last one I watched was another film of these two (The Mistress). I really wanted to see this film because it really has been too long since the first movie (2007), and of course, I’ve grown up, too (was a college sophomore then, and now I’m in my *gasp* late twenties). I really thought the film depicted the reality of relationships (especially when you’re married/have moved in together), so while I still like the first movie better, I appreciated this one for being realistic–and yeah, yeah, I did shed a few tears.

Anyway, let me share some of my favorite lines from the film with y’all:

“Why is it so easy for you to see the worst in me?”

“Why do you make it so hard for me to see the best in you?”

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“I lost him. I lost the man you married. Can you honestly love a failure?”


Seriously, though…people really change in relationships; it cannot be helped.

“Your love story is what you make it.”


And my favorite:

“Maybe, it’s brave to ask ‘What if?’, but maybe, it’s braver to embrace ‘What is’.”


It’s true. Sometimes, we just fail to appreciate “what is”. And I am quite guilty of that. It’ll take time to really appreciate life for what it is–but you have to. Otherwise, you won’t be happy, even once.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Life, Lately… (aka dealing with this and that, and #WriteBreakUpSongsAbout)


So…it’s been a few days since I’ve been here and I wish it was just because I was busy but aside from that…depression and anxiety have been pretty bad, too. The thing with them is that when they attack you bad, they attack you real bad.

And it’s hard. There really were days the past few weeks when I felt like I’ve reached the end of my rope. You have no idea how hard it is to remind myself to keep going; just keep going. Sometimes, life just feels too constricting; like it’s just full of losses and you have no idea how to win. This isn’t about being dramatic; it’s just the truth.

But, anyway, I’ve also been writing and the latest I’ve worked on was my #WriteBreakupSongsAbout (You can still write along! Details HERE) manuscript and though I cannot talk much about it, I could say it’s one of the most challenging things I’ve done simply because…well, this one involved lots of real emotions (my choice! Ha!) and it’s like looking back at a different time in your life (at least, in mine).

It’s just something I have not written about for sooooo long, and this time, it’s like I got to feel all the emotions (haha) just because you know, you’re looking back, seeing another version of you, and putting yourself in your old shoes (whatever the hell that means), and yeah, it’s also kind of therapeutic.

See, I guess what I’ve learned is that sometimes…it’s harder to write about things that are close to you because…you have to work on blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and you have to give it your best.

But here’s another thing: this manuscript is something I’m proud of. It’s something that cheesy as it sounds, really came from the heart. ;)

What I can say is that we had to choose a One Direction song for this project, and what I chose was You and I. You can listen to it below.

I figured it out
I figured it out from black and white
Seconds and hours
Maybe they had to take some time

I know how it goes
I know how it goes for wrong and right
Silence and sound
Did they ever hold each other
Tight like us
Did they ever fight like us

You & I
We don’t want to be like them
We can make it till the end
Nothing can come between
You & I
Not even the gods above
Could separate the two of us
No nothing can come between
You & I
Oohh You & I

I figured it out
Saw the mistakes of up and down
Meet in the middle
There’s always room for common ground

I see what it’s like
I see what it’s like for day and night
Never together
Cause they see things in a different light
Like us
They never tried like us

You & I
We don’t want to be like them
We can make it till the end
Nothing can come between
You & I
Not even the gods above
Could separate the two of us

‘Cause You & I

We don’t want to be like them
We can make it till the end
Nothing can come between You & I
Not even the gods above
Could separate the two of us
No nothing can come between
You & I

You & I

Oohh You & I [x2]

We can make it if we try
You & I

Oohh you & I
You & I

Have a good week, everyone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Once Upon a Time Tag


Hi, darlings! Been pretty busy lately + sick + life is life lol. Also have not been reading much but dropping in to answer this Once Upon a Time tag I found on Quibblo.

Day 1: Your favorite male character?

August Booth!

Day 2: Your favorite female character?

A toss between Regina, Belle, and Ruby. All strong female protagonists!

Day 3: Your least favorite male character:

Dr. Whale ugh so annoying. Also David, can be quite stupid at times lol (HELLO WHY DO YOU STILL TRUST KING ARTHUR WHY???) but still love him with Snow.

Day 4: Your least favorite female character:

Definitely Cora. WORST MOTHER EVER. Also, I can relate to Regina so yeah I know how having that kind of person in your life feels. :’(

Day 5: Your favorite villain:

The Evil Queen.  Also, I’m starting to love Zelena.

Day 6: Your favorite scene?

Ugh this is hard, but probably:

  1. When August told Emma to take a leap of faith with him.
  2. “I should have let her die on that horse” –so powerful!
  3. Rumbelle in 1 x 12
  4. Graham’s death because it was just so sad
  5. Every “I’ll always find you” scene

There are so many more!

Day 7: Your favorite ship (s)?

WoodenSwan, Snowing, CaptainSwan, SwanQueen, Rumbelle, OutlawQueen (sorry, I ship a lot lol)  oh and Violet and Henry!!!!

Day 8: Your favorite friendship?

Ruby and Snow. Belle and Killian.

Day 9: Saddest moment?

When Rumple broke their chipped cup :’( Idk but it really affected me. Also, August turning into wood, Graham dying, Emma having to be the Dark One. Everything in Frozen Arc was quite sad, too.

OH AND EMMA CONTROLLING VIOLET’S HEART this is so disheartening (pardon the pun). One shouldn’t mess with first love!

Day 10: Funniest moment?
Every time Henry calls Rumple “Grandpa”. Also, “Merlin’s Voicemail” lmao

Day 11: Your favorite badass scene?

Probably whenever the princesses and SwanQueen kick ass. So, mostly every episode lol

Day 12: Your favorite kiss?

I guess Charming kissing Snow to wake her up was quite powerful, and a classic, too.

Day 13: Do you want the Evil Queen to get her happy ending?

Of course. She’s no longer “evil”, you know, and out of everyone there, she deserves her happy ending because it was stolen from her long ago.

Day 14: Your favorite OMFG moment? (Something you didn’t expect)

Eh, Graham dying. It really broke me for a while. Also Emma and Violet’s heart (although I did theorize about it, it was still OMFG WTF)

Day 15: Which side are you on? Good or evil?

Both. Because this series shows that there are reasons why people turn evil (except for Cruela)

Day 16: Your favorite Once Upon A Time outift?

The Evil Queen’s and Belle’s.

Day 17: Your favorite episode?

Ugh, a lot. The Pilot, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 7:15 AM, Red Handed, The Stranger, Hat Trick, The Stable Boy, Lacey, Quite a Common Fairy, Kansas, The Snow Queen, Shattered Sight, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Sympathy for the De Vil, Operation Mongoose 1 and 2, Heroes and Villains, The Dark Swan.

Day 18: Your favorite actor?

Robert Carlyle, Eion Bailey, Colin O Donoghue, Sebastian Stan

Day 19: Your favorite actress?

Lana Parilla, Jen Morrisson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Meghan Ory, Emilie De Ravin, Rebecca Mader, JoAnna Garcia

Day 20: Your favorite quote?

“When you love someone and they love you, they will always find you.” (Cliché but this makes OUAT “OUAT”)

Also “Why can’t you just let me be myself?”

Day 21: Your favorite backstory?

Ruby/Red’s, Rumple and Belle’s, Grumpy/Dreamy, August, Neal, REGINA

Day 22: Something you want to know that hasn’t been revealed yet?

Where the hell is August again???? Also, will Rumple and Belle be having a baby since Emilie is preggers?

Day 23: Any prop you could take from the set?

The chipped cup. Also Belle’s Rose.

Day 24: If you could be anyone from Storybrooke or the Enchanted Forest, who would it be?


Day 25: Your favorite character entrance?

What? Uhm, you mean when we first met them? Maybe, Regina, because she glided lol

Day 26: A character you would like to see more of?

AUGUST. Jefferson. Belle (I always like Belle-centric episodes). More of Snow again. Ariel!

Day 27: Favorite location/set?


Day 28: Storybrooke or the Enchanted Forest?

Enchanted Forest.

Day 29: Your favorite fairytale?

Irl Cinderella. On the show…The Evil Queen’s story, and Beauty and the Beast.

Day 30: What got you interested in Once Upon A Time?

I really cannot remember why I downloaded the first ep 4 years ago (but thank Merlin I did!), but probably just the fact that I like fairytales so much, and the plot had me hooked. J