Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dawn & Dusk, an April Playlist

Even if I try to narrow it down, I don't have a specific taste for music. A little of this tune maybe with a mix of that beat and that really pretty chord. This April however, my ears have been loving the chill beats of these songs I've listed down. I've separated them into two, dawn being more of the lively one since I enjoy music that wake me up in the morning while dusk having the soothing melody to calm me at night.

You may click on the title to be delivered to the youtube video or listen on the Spotify playlist I added at the end of this post :')


1. Paris in the Rain by Lauv
anywhere with you feels right
anywhere with you feels like
paris in the rain

I have been singing this song for weeks and I can't get enough of it.

2. Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes
all it'd take is one flight
we'd be in the same time zone

Was so excited and impatient to be able to hear this song and it doesn't disappoint.

3. Day 1 by HONNE
you'll always be my day 1
day zero when i was no one

A tune that will tempt you to randomly dance in the streets.

4. Lover Boy by Phum Viphurit
wondering if she's the shade of you
and if so, should i see it through 

I love his voice! Replay replay replay.


1. Break My Heart Again by Finneas
it must be nice
to love someone who
lets you break them twice

Quite a sad song but a really beautiful one.

2. The Simple Things by Michael Carreon
and it's the simple things you do
i just can't get enough of you

Honestly the sweetest song ever. I cannot express how much I love it.

3. Sweet Hurricane by Phum Viphurit
when you're belong
it's with you, i belong

I'm so glad I found this song, another of my favorites.

4. Girl Like You by Toro y Moi
using up all the lifelines
tryna turn out decent

Recently found this through the blog Ghosts on Mars and have been really liking it.

what songs have you been listening to this April?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hello, I'm Back

The first three months of the year passed by me pretty quickly. I lost the energy to write and was drowned by thoughts of wanting to do so but never really grabbed any pen or paper. I told myself I'll make just the month of January as a rest from my blog but until now, I still don't have any motivation to type anything.

Today was unplanned, I was lying on my bed and scrolling through my social medias until it dawned to me that if I didn't do anything and allowed my laziness to control me, I wouldn't get anywhere. I would be stuck in my room telling myself lies such as "I'm just resting right now, I'll definitely do it later" and "Everyone does things on their own pace, it's no biggie."

But no. It isn't like that. If you wait for the day you'll be motivated, that would either be a really long wait or it would never come at all because honestly, it doesn't happen by itself.

The best time to start is right now.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

Saturday, December 30, 2017

My 2017 in Quotes

photo by Kyle Glenn
I think that there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives. - RJ Palacio
Appreciation is very important but sometimes it's something we forget to do. I have to admit, I'm guilty of this. I made sure to say thank you at all times this 2017 but sometimes I forget to really appreciate and to be more genuine.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde
All of us face challenges in life but some of us are aiming high, despite of the struggles we have, we strive to remain positive and focus in achieving our goals. I may have lost sight of my goal in the early months of this year but I remembered them again around the middle of the year and I've been trying to hold on to them and taking the steps to achieve them.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do. - Helen Keller
I've been practicing positivity in my life and it helped a great deal in my life. Being optimistic helps me to not be overtaken by negativity and bad thoughts. To not look back at the past and to face life forward.

If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later. - Richard Branson  
Grab the opportunities that are given to you, they are rare and fleeting. There are so many times that these come to me but I usually avoid them because I get afraid of not being able to accomplish them because I do not know how to. I'm still in the process of learning and I've come to realize that we will never actually know how unless you try to do it.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. - Alphonse Karr
Sometimes, when we see things in a different perspective, we learn to be more happy in life :)

What quote describes your 2017?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav | Review

This is the first poetry book I read by Lang Leav (aside from the few poetry in Love & Misadventure my friend read to me, the quick pages I scanned in book stores, and the book Sad Girls) and I wasn't disappointed. 

It contained the words of heartbreak, love, and life. A mix of prose and poetry yet I enjoyed the prose the most because they really bring out the emotions in you. 

However, I slowed down reading in the middle of the book because some of them were quite repetitive and they sort of reminded me of poetry I'd see in my Facebook feed (don't get me wrong, I like some of them which is why I still follow the pages) but it did achieve staying in my mind as I try to sleep at night, her words were so relatable, simple, and raw.

This made me want to buy her previous books and not just read it on book stores. I would recommend this to people who enjoy reading modern poetry, Rupi Kaur, Atticus, and many more.

 Meant to be
If they were meant to be in your life, nothing could ever make them leave. If they weren't, nothing in the world could make them stay. 

Rating: 3/5
Genre: Poetry 
Goodreads and Amazon (available January 9, 2018) 

Many thanks to Lang Leav, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and NetGalley for providing me a copy in exchange of an honest review. 

Have you read any of Lang Leav's works? What did you think of them? What are your favorite poetry books?

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