Too tired to brain an entry

Was at a benefit concert. Sang myself hoarse and danced myself to exhaustion.

Goodnight.

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Blame It On the Radio

I was sitting in a car earlier this afternoon and then something being said on the radio got my attention. There was a game going on and what the contestant had to do was guess the name of the songs being played. The DJ asked the contestant what kind of songs he wanted to guess, those in the regular programming or those being played on Saturdays, which are usually old songs and the like. The contestant chose the Saturday playlist (the DJ even joked that they would play songs that correspond to his age) and it blew my mind when they played the songs. Sukiyaki by 4PM, Shy Guy by Diana King– Has it really been that long since those songs were out? Honestly, I was surprised. The contestant and I were around the same age. It was just mind boggling.

I guess I’ll always be kind of in denial about how old these songs really are now because they’re signs of how I have also aged. Sure, I’m not yet that old but I’m old enough to have most of my favorite songs be on weekend radio playlists. It’s not really sad, just kind of weird sometimes because I can still remember so clearly how I listened to the radio all the time before to wait for my favorite songs to air.

Yeah and that just gives you another idea of how long ago that was! Do young people still listen to the radio and wait for songs? I don’t know. With iPods and everything, you can just pull up whatever playlist or song you want to listen to so easily. No more waiting or anything. Very convenient but it lacks a certain sense of nostalgia, I think.

I Wish This Happened to Me

The video is not embedding so if you have the time, please watch this video.

It’s videos like this that remind me that unexpected yet awesome things happen everyday, that each day brings an opportunity to be surprised and moved, to feel alive.

The music flashmob is staged, but I don’t know about the girl who put the coin in the hat. What if she wasn’t part of the act? I’m sure that’s one experience she’s not likely to forget anytime soon.

(I actually felt tears starting to creep up along the sides of my eyes and a smile was practically splitting my face into two. That’s how incredible this video is, I think.)

Happy Friday! 😀

An OST for Today

This morning, I started watching the K-Drama Marry Him If You Dare and this song was featured. Apparently it’s a very popular song in Korea:

Mama was walking around the house and she was singing something. I couldn’t recall what the song was but since this was Mama, I’ll put in Abba’s Dancing Queen:

Then two of my friends came over and we started talking. One of the topics was about Sana Dati and how the song Indak by Up Dharma Down was just perfect for the film’s ending:

Then the conversation turned to oldies music:

And the day ended with a sudden flashback to high school and random singing and dancing to an anime theme song happened  (though Free! is a very recent anime, haha):

Here Comes the PMS (And the K-Pop)

I’ve been feeling lethargic and anti-social these past few days and I can safely owe it to PMSing. It’s just that time of the month again and I feel absolutely wretched. Nothing seems better than sitting at home all day in your pajamas and just eat everything while watching your favorite shows.

And this reminds me that I am so behind in Agents of SHIELD and Supernatural…

Bweh.

Here, have a Sistar19 video.

And SNSD.

And finally… Super Junior.

Well. I kind of feel a bit better now, haha.

We Wanna Party But We Got No Soul

The next media club meeting is tomorrow and as usual I am cramming our subject of discussion. It’s a bit easier for me to do that this time as it’s Elaine’s turn and she gave us Lene’s 2003 debut and only solo album, Play With Me. And yes, I’m talking about Lene from Aqua who were responsible for this:

And this:

It actually still boggles my mind how they are able to work with two different genres of music, but they really were able to do it well. As for Lene here, I really didn’t know what to expect when I started on listening to her album. Actually I forgot that her album is the one that we’re going to be discussing tomorrow, so I was a bit surprised about it when I unzipped the file. I kind of braced myself for what was to come. Will I jump out of my seat and start dancing like it’s COME ON BARBIE LET’S GO PARTY? Or will it bring me back to Singapore with Kuya Josh as he led us through the mysterious pathways of the MRT and he happened to sing Turn Back Time (my brother didn’t know the song. He is so from another generation)?

I’ll be saving my actual thoughts on this for tomorrow, maybe even make a blog entry out of them, but I have to say this: people from my generation will most probably enjoy this record and so would you young ‘uns who have never heard of the movie Sliding Doors starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Lene’s Play With Me is worth checking out.

Play With Me