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Soundtrack of My Life

Lucy from Forever September posted a really fun tag by Emma, and I thought it would be entertaining to fill out the tag myself. 

My First Album

I shared most of my parents' music since I grew up just listening to the music they listen to. But I guess.. My first album that was actually mine was Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, which was given to me by my first boyfriend (juicy)! And... The first album that I bought with my own money was Greyson Chance's first album  Hold on 'til the Night (lol).

Longterm Relationship Album

Up until now, I am not tired of listening to Ed Sheeran's first album, +. I know all the words, and I get all excited whenever a song starts playing. I just love it, ok. 
Honorary mention: Chaos and the Calm by James Bay :)

Song That Makes Me Happy

Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield. It makes me smile whenever it plays haha! I tend to singalong and dance a little bit too. Plus! The words are very positive! (It also reminds me of the scene in the movie Easy A! Which I thought was pretty funny)

Song/Album That Makes Me Want to Dance 

 It is impossible to choose one song or one album! Uhhh, I really like Icona Pop's All Night, and We Got the World. And for an album, I would have to say ABBA's Greatest Hits!!!

First Gig

My first big concert was Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour in Manila, Philippines back in 2011 I believe. But I know I went to a local Filipino artist's small concert when I was way younger, but I don't really remember.

Song I'd Wish I'd Written

I wish I wrote Billy Joel's Vienna and Coldplay's Fix You. They are both such a good songs. It makes me think a lot about myself and my life in general.

Song That Reminds Me of Being A Teen

Anything Taylor Swift. It was my teenage anthem (cringe)! But I guess she was relatable during my teenage years. She got me through the good times and the bad (heartbreaks and such lol). "Weeee are never, ever, everrrrr! Getting back togetherrr!!!" 

Karaoke Song

All I Ask by Adele (in the lower tone because I can't really sing that high!). I don't know, but I like singing Adele on karaoke nights. I'm not really good at singing, but I feel the feelings (lol) when I'm belting out Adele's dramatic sappy love songs! haha Taylor Swift songs are really good to sing in karaoke! OH! And Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper!!!

Song That Remind Me of Home

Anything Celine Dion. But I guess, My Heart Will Go On is the one song that really reminds me of home. My mom loves listening to Celine Dion, and she made me sing My Heart Will Go On as a kid. My father liked listening to classic rock, so I guess anything by Journey like Lights and Faithfully.

Ultimate Desert Island Disc

Okay this is really hard!!! But I guess if I had to choose, it would be The Very Best of Daryl Hall and John Oates by Hall and Oates. I don't think I'll ever get tired of their music. Their songs are just so fun and groovy haha!


Since we're already talking about music, I have been listening to a lot of The Xx, HAIM, and The 1975 lately. I really like HAIM's new album Something to Tell You. Every single song is just so good you guys! If you haven't listened to it, I highly recommend it! I think my fave from that album is Walking Away.

M.

Self Portrait: Seizing the Day



Well... here's a super random blog post. I woke up this morning feeling super creative so I whipped out my DSLR and practiced taking self portraits. (Yay for remote shooting!) I especially like Canon's camera app where you can do remote live view shooting. It makes focusing on the subject super easy!!! Anyway, here are a few of the photos I took. I literally just woke up when I took this so please excuse the tired look on my face haha!


While we're at it, let's talk about "seizing the day". I had a really good talk with one of my closest friends this morning and like our usual conversations, we got really deep. We started talking about our purpose, how we "live to die", and other really dark stuff. (Yeah you can say we are pretty weird. But hey this is what happens when you're having an existential crisis hahaha!) Anyway, she said something that made me stop and think. She told me that no one really cares about what you do to yourself or do in your lifetime. We are mostly pressured and influenced by society on how we are "supposed" to live our lives. But the truth is, no one cares because everyone is too busy caring about themselves. So in my friend's exact words, "you shouldn't give a shit". Seize the day and just do you. Stop overthinking about the future and just enjoy this moment. Today is a gift, that is why it's called "present"! (ayyyeee!)


How are you doing? Tell me about a time you've done something brave.
M.

First Day of Summer + Summer Bucket List

Today is the first day of summer! Aren't you guys excited for all the fun adventures you're going to do?? Summer in Texas is super hot and humid so I'm kinda dreading that... lol! But, it's something  a little (well tbh a lot) of air-conditioning and ice cream can treat. Anyway, most of my recent "adventures" have been spur-of-the-moment adventures. However, there are a few things that I really want to do this summer.
(Here are some photos from 📍Mercer Botanical Garden. Photos of me by Alanis)
  • Go to the beach - Texas doesn't really have *amazing* beaches, so somewhere out of state would be nice.
  • Have the best 21st birthday celebration - I'm turning 21 in July and I am really excited about it! I still have no idea how I'm going to celebrate it, but one thing is for sure...it will be with my closest friends!
  • Go on a road trip - to anywhere! I'm up for anything.
  • Hit the waterpark - idk I think it's a fun summery thing to do!
  • Get sick of snow cones, gelato, and ice cream - just because... But I think it's impossible.
  • Houston grafitti crawl - It's just nice to drive around downtown and appreciate street art, you know...
  • Go hiking - some of you guys might know that I'm not the outdoorsy kind of person... But! I am trying to change that. I've gone hiking and even caving before, but that was a really long time ago! I know there are a lot of nice places to go hiking around Texas so I should definitely go.
  • Enjoy live music - there are a lot of live music events in downtown Houston. I've only been to some a few times, and I really enjoyed it.

So those are a few of the things I want to do this summer. I'm sure I'll come up with more, but those are the ones I can think of right now. I hope you guys have an amazing summer! Don't forget to put on some sunblock!

What is on your summer 2017 bucket list??
M.

Girls' Day Out

It's always nice to have some time to just "girl out" with your best gal pals. Girlfriends are cheaper than therapy anyway, am I right?! 
It has been a while since we actually went out with all of us together. We all work different jobs, so scheduling a day / night out with all of us is a bit difficult since our schedule keeps on changing. Anyway, Monday was a rare day when all of us were actually off from work so we took advantage of it and went on a spontaneous girls' day out (which usually consists of consuming copious amounts of food, and clearance shopping)!
📍Market Street - The Woodlands, Texas
Market Street at The Woodlands is probably one of my fave places to hang out and walk around with my friends. It's very chill and the atmosphere is just nice. They host a lot of pretty cool events, so that's another thing.
Sunglasses: Vans
Dress: Abercrombie
Crossbody: Kate Spade NY
Sandals: Aldo  (I didn't get the brown sandals memo)

📸 Pictured above: Alanis! My fave street style and all around photographer!
^ Such a beautiful mess at Madewell! I wanted to buy all of it!

What do you usually do when you hangout with your friends? 
M.

The Xx Live in Houston 2017



//May 9, 2017//
My closest friend invited me out on a spontaneous night out to see The Xx! 
To be honest, I didn't  know a lot of their music, but I was familiar with the band.
It was such a great night filled with dancing and bumping into *drunk* people (lol). 
Thanks Alanis for taking me out! You're the best!

Here are a few photos I took from the concert!


I hope you're having a great day! x
M.
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