Music | Randomness | Reality

All I Ask

By on May 5, 2017
All I Ask

Trigger warning: This is one of my most personal posts ever.

This is one of Adele’s many heart-breakingly beautiful songs. I can’t listen to this without feeling its emotional pull, never mind that I never was in the song’s exact circumstance.

But I almost was. Though my guy and I have been together now for more than a decade now, there was a time before when I honestly thought everything was over between us. Had we not gotten back together, I would have been literally singing this song with matching tears and snot. It would have hurt that bad. Why? Allow me to tell you one of the most painful parts of our story…

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Music | Randomness

12.23.16 brain dump

By on December 23, 2016

The monster’s running wild inside of me. So lost, I’m faded.

  • Loving Faded by Alan Walker feat. Iselin Solheim. Gorgeous music, delicate yet edgy melody, haunting lyrics and vocals. Conjures up images of worn Victorian lace and tulle in grayed, washed out texture.
  • Just realized I really love beaches and clean turquoise waters. Like Boracay, Kawasan Falls, and Kalanggaman Island. And I realized I travel mostly for them. I wanna go to Palawan too, Coron specifically.
  • I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already. I don’t feel ready. But I’m excited to make red velvet loaf with cream cheese filling and baked macaroni for Noche Buena tomorrow.

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Mommy Thoughts | Movies | Reality

Pitch slapped!

By on April 17, 2013

I watched this last week and until now, I am still hung up on the soundtrack. 😀


I watched this together with my daughter and now whenever she asks “Mommy, ‘ine (sine = movie)!” I make her watch the song numbers here. 😀 Better than letting her watch cartoons, and to instill a love of music in her too. 😉

On a related note, I am considering enrolling Francine in ballet lessons later (she’s just a year old at the moment) if she continues to show interest in dancing. I taught her to “ballet”, that is spin around on tiptoes with her hands up and she got it right on the first try. She even does splits, albeit still imperfectly at this point (even a flexible toddler has limits after all). And I swear she spontaneously breaks into fits of dancing whenever she hears dance-y music she likes or when her favorite commercials are on (think: to the left, to the right, umikot ng sabay-sabay!). I am one proud Mommy! 😀

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