Saturday, August 20, 2016

Good Morning

I think a big difference with the person who I was in the past and the person who I am now is the fact that I can look at myself and my photos without a sense of self-loathing and discrimination. I can actually tell you guys that I'm happy. I'm at peace with what I look like. I'm not gonna lie and say that I feel like that every day but on most days, I do feel good about myself. I came from looking at myself in the mirror and being critical about every aspect of my face and body to looking at the mirror and greeting myself a good morning.

I think the fact that I've started to appreciate the little "flaws" that I have and turn it into interesting points or quirks is a positive move towards finally accepting who I am. I know a lot of girls and women out there are critical with their bodies, it's only natural. We all have our insecurities and those small voices at the back of our heads that keep on telling us we're ugly, too fat, and unworthy. But you know what, that's okay. I am ugly on some days. I am fat because I don't watch what I eat and I eat whenever and whatever I want in excess. I do feel like I'm not worth a dime on some days because I'm not productive with my life and my choices are questionable.

But, that's okay. It's okay for me to feel like that on some days. It's okay for you to feel like that too.

There's nothing wrong with feeling down and worthless as long as you realize that it's only a phase. What you're feeling now is not permanent. In the ever changing flow of emotion and time, almost everything is inconsequential. Do you know what matters? What matters is your attitude towards self-improvement and the tomorrow you're dreaming of today. I hope you guys think about that and I hope I helped you even if it's just a little bit.

Stay strong.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sessions Series: Miro Valera

Ikot - Miro Valera

After a lot of thinking and finally having the time to actualize my ideas, I've made the first of (hopefully) many more videos on my YouTube channel. Yes, I do have a channel. I just don't post on it. I'm going to incorporate my channel to this blog and hopefully make a lot of quality content for you guys. I decided the best way to do this is to make a series.

Sessions Series is a series of videos I've taken in Sessions Bar and Resto. It's not a lot but I wanted to share it to you guys since I had a great time attending music events and listening to new bands. As you guys know, I've rekindled my love for OPM and have been going to gigs and music festivals. You guys will be seeing a lot of music related posts soon. I'll be posting Mayonnaise's album tour, the rest of the Fete dela Musique posts, and the Indie Night event as well. I'll also be posting some of my travels as well so watch out for that. xx


Monday, July 04, 2016

FGMM: Walang Hanggan

When I first heard this song, I'm not gonna lie, I cried. It made me think about a lot of things that's going on in my life and my relationship. I'm not going to go into further details since I've learned that discussing to other people your personal relationship with your partner, instead of talking to your partner directly, leads to further misunderstanding and distance. But I do want to talk to you guys about this song.

This is an OST (Official Soundtrack) of the Filipino movie, Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa. It talks about the journey couples undergo throughout their relationship. The fire and warmth of a relationship at the beginning of their journey to, sadly, the inevitable cold and bitter end. It asks how a couple goes from making promises of a future together to a future without the other. It asks the other person to come back and try again. As the song says, 

"Pangako mo walang hanggan.
Akala ko walang hanggan
pero heto tayo, sa dulo."

If I were to translate those lines from the song, it means "You promised forever. I thought it was forever but here we are, at the end." Poetic, isn't it? ? I truly appreciate this band for giving me a song that is a narrative of the journey many people go through in life. Sometimes, the people we are with now may not necessarily be the people we'll be with in the future. Our promises now may just be distant memories and broken oaths in the future. Often than not, we try to hold on and keep the relationship afloat then later on, we begin to make excuses and be miserable in the relationship. So you ask yourself, "Where did I go wrong? What did I do wrong? Am I not enough?" and it hurts when you realize that the answer to those questions is simply... you don't know.

So guys, enjoy the song. xx


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indie Music Night


Tomorrow, I'll be going with my cousins to Sessions' Indie Music Night and the bands that will be playing there are worth the watch. For 200 pesos, you'll get to listen to awesome bands and even have a bottle of beer. If you're around the Sandigan Bayan/Don Antonio area, drop on by. I'll be there by 9pm, probably. I'm looking forward to hearing Miles Experience, Jensen and the Flips, Tom's Story, and the other bands as well.

If you've been reading my blog and my older posts, you'll know that I've already seen Miles Experience live during Fete de la Musique in Green Sun, Makati (link to post here). I really liked their sound and the passion they bring to their performances. I've heard Jensen and the Flips via YouTube as well so I'm looking forward to hearing them play live. As for the other bands, I'm looking forward to getting to know them, their sound, and hearing them play live.

After going to Fete de la Musique, I think I've renewed my passion for independent Filipino music. I remember way back 2007 or 2008, I heard Silent Sanctuary even before they made it big and became mainstays in the OPM hit charts. It feels good to know good musicians even before they make it to the mainstream media. You have that sense of satisfaction when you see your band make it big.

I hope you guys will be there tomorrow. If you are, leave a comment! xx


Monday, June 27, 2016

FGMM: Smilky

How can I even begin explaining to you guys how much this song gets me going? If you haven't clicked the play button yet, I'm sure you don't know why I'm being like this but if you did play the song already... You know, don't you? I suggest you hit that play button and enjoy the song.

I'm sharing to you guys another song that's perfect for slow dancing and maybe even a bit of loving. It can easily go from being a loving song to a foreplay in the bedroom in a snap of a finger. The guitar solo is something to look forward to, I promise you. The lyrics of the song is about the need to touch another person under the hazy lights that could only be seen through hooded eyes. The yearning you feel when someone you love is near, the burn you have for your lover, the kind of need that can only be quenched by another person. That's what this song is all about.

I regret not being able to listen to SUD live but I'll make it a promise to not make the same mistake again when the time arises. The next time I'll have the opportunity to watch the band perform live, I'll be there.

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