7 Songs for the Happy, Struggling, and Hopeful Singles ;)

I shared some of these cool songs.. just because I think Valentine’s Day is not just about couples, but also for those who are searching and waiting for true love. :3

7. Love Song For No One – John Mayer

This one from Mayer’s first album accurately depicts those singles out there who can’t wait to find someone. 🙂

6. Hold My Heart – Sara Bareilles

I consider this song as one of my life’s soundtrack songs. This emotional and powerful piano ballad highlighted Sara’s amazing vocal ability. The song speaks about having a longing for someone who could be right for us.

5. Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me – Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz

This light-hearted acoustic number demonstrates the struggles of a single (especially on Valentine’s!!!) person in a cheerful and funny way.. 😉 I don’t know how they managed to make the song sound so happy.. haha!

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5 tunes to help you survive that long overtime

Lately, I have been working long hours to meet the project deadline in our office. And for someone like me who doesn’t drink coffee, music has always been my go-to source for energy to keep my mind going when those programming problems and project deadlines make me wanna curl up and turn into a potato. Normally, we’re not supposed to play music but our bosses become more lenient when it’s overtime time. 😛 (Thank God!)

These are just some songs that help me get my head in the game. 😉

5. Group 1 Crew – Live It Up

Pretty much you can see how I relate to this song based on the music video alone. Hahaha.

4. Asian Kung-fu Generation – Rewrite

Even if you’re not an anime/Japanese music fan in general, this song would still get your blood pumping with its high energy guitar riffs and overall good vibe. Also, the fact that this is one of the greatest anime opening songs of all time makes it even more worthwhile to listen to!

3. Icona Pop – All Night (Cash Cash Remix)

When you get really sleepy in your work station, just give this song a listen. Just do it.

2. Cash Cash – Overtime (Vicetone Remix)

Come on. The title says it all.

1. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

This one’s a classic. Anyone listening to this will find their heads bobbing to the beat of this techno music. 😉

 

There you go! If you have some overtime music to share, please feel free to leave a comment! (^_^)

Featured image from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-mandatory-overtime.htm

Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 9:6 (NIV – New International Version)

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas everyone and happy holidays!

And this post will not end without a shared music! 🙂 Here’s “Time In Between”, a wonderful song by non-other than Francesca Battistelli which celebrates the true reason for the season, Jesus Christ. 🙂

Featured image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas#mediaviewer/File:Nativity_tree2011.jpg

6 Women That I Consider My Music Heroes

All of us music enthusiasts have our own personal music heroes (I know you do). And here I would like to just list my women music heroes (of course I have others :P), because I would just love to share them to you, especially for those who don’t know them yet.

Just a little disclaimer: A lot of video links ahead. 😉

6. Armi Millare

Known as the vocalist and keyboardist of the Filipino band Up Dharma Down, this super talented artist captured music fans with her unique voice quality and artistry. Some of their most famous songs are “Oo”,  “Tadhana” and “Luna”.  The band categorized their music as electronic, experimental and post rock. Check out some of their music below.

5. Kitchie Nadal

Formerly, she was the vocalist of the Filipino band, Mojofly. But it was her solo hit song, “Huwag na Huwag Mong Sasabihin”, which became the most played song in the Philippines last 2009, that really launched her music career. She also had other hits like “Bulong” and “Same Ground“. Then last 2013, she released her latest album “Malaya”. 

This first song has that pop ballad feel to me,

while this one is more like a folk, indie sound.

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The 5 Emotional Stages When Making Your Trip’s Itinerary

These days, thanks to the internet, when it comes to travelling abroad for vacation, more and more people have now taken the matter into their own hands when it comes to their travel itinerary. Not only does it save more money (instead of relying on travel agencies), but it also gives you the freedom to personalize your travel experience and do things at your own pace.

So in my upcoming travel to Seoul, Korea this month, I was given the privilege (and the burden! Hahaha) of making our itinerary. Doing this, (especially if you’re in for a long vacation) can be mentally excruciating, sometimes even frustrating, yet rewarding. There are tons of things to consider, such as your preferences in getting around the city, the transportation costs, the list of must-see places, etc. I know you know it. 😛

So here I would like to break down the emotional roller coaster in making an itinerary. For those who have experienced making your personal itineraries, I’m pretty sure you went through this (if not, then you’re not human O.o). Haha.

1. The “How the hell do I do it” Stage

In here, I’m certain you’re very overwhelmed, there are lots things going through your head and you don’t know where to start. If you’re here, just take a deep breath, and tell yourself it’s just a phase. It will only get better. 🙂

2. The “Getting the hang of it” Stage

By this stage, you have found some reliable websites where you can base your itinerary (or even set your budget) from. You’re skimming and scanning through the pages to see which activities/destinations would go well together. And thankfully, you’ve managed to finish a schedule for one day! But you know you still got a loooooonnnggg way to go.

3. The “I got this” Stage

Now you’re getting pretty confident.  After some heavy research over the internet that you could almost feel like you’re becoming a Google Ninja, you little by little fill in your travel schedule with your sightseeing, shopping and even some of the activities in your bucket list, without failing to consider the budget, allotted time, as well as how to get to those places. And the next thing you know, you have successfully put together some kickass itinerary! Give yourself a pat on the back and relish this milestone. success baby

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