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Untitled: Drama and Music

Helloooooooo!

I think I’m back writing some shit about anything pero I’m not sure if kaya kong i-sustain ba. A lot of things happened between my last post in 2015 and today. More than two years, eh? May masaya, malungkot, nakakainis, nakakatakot; name it and I’m sure meron akong mahuhugot. But one thing is certain, I am grateful for everything I’ve been through. Those things made me stronger, more understanding and open-minded. But most importantly, I had the chance to choose to be quite content with everything. Not in the sense na kuntento na lang habambuhay but limiting myself sa mga bagay na hindi kailangan in the long run, whether people, things, or situations.

Ang pa-vague ng post, no? Arte ko! Hahaha! The truth is, na-miss ko rin naman mag-sulat dito sa personal web space ko nang kahit ano lang. Kaso dahil sa trabaho ko na puro sulat, nawalan ako ng amor to write here. Parang nanawa ako for some reason. Hopefully, this blog piece will be the start.

O sya, tama na muna ang drama at may gusto akong i-share na mga favorite songs ko na I’ve been listening to the past few months/years. Hindi ko ugali mag-share ng music na gusto ko because it’s too personal and selfish ako but I am feeling generous now. Hahahaha!

Listen to them and enjoy! (Or sana magustuhan nyo rin)

1. Dag – You Can Lick It (If You Try)

When I first heard this, naisip ko agad na pang-romansa espesyal ito (IYKWIM). Hihi. Kidding aside, bet na bet ko ang American funk band na ‘to. I mean, bihira ang mga puting funk band kasi and they definitely pulled off an amazing set of songs. Karamihan kasi ng funk bands eh mga Black Americans (shit, ano bang politically correct term para dito?) and they belong to the 70’s era. This song may not be the funk-ish song you wanna hear but a good start to like the band. Check “Lovely Jane” and “You Make Me Feel.”

2. Gorillaz – Andromeda

From their latest album “Humanz,” this song is definitely my favorite. Pang-outerspace funky vibe. Plus, ang tuwang tuwa naman ako kay Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). You can check the story of this song.

3. Assembly Generals – Kontrabida

The politically motivated OPM song. Who says that this kind of music theme won’t have an upbeat tune? Plus, Deng Garcia (Flying Ipis) is here!

4. Apartel – Sala Sa Init

First reason: Ely Biendia! Hindi ko alam if bored lang si Ely kaya may banda sya ulit but take note, the genre is different from Eheads or even to Pupil. The band’s album (“Inner Play”) is a mix of jazz, soul, and funk. Medyo solid rin naman. This is my favorite sa album.

5. Radiohead – Daydreaming

Better listen to this when you’re travelling or on the move, lalo sa gabi. The vibe feels surreal, I feel lonely listening to this. Also, maganda rin ang Burn the Witch from their album new album “A Moon Shaped Pool.”

6. Jamiroquai – Music of the Mind

From the “Emergency on Planet Earth” album, I think this is the most free-form jazz song that I know from “Jamiroquai.” Ang solid ng kagandahan nito! Ganda ng bassline pa. Actually, I had a hard time picking what song from them to include here, dami ko kasing gusto. Hahaha.

7. John Mayer – Rosie

The classic Mayer’s kilig factor. And as usual, litaw na litaw ang guitar skills nya.

8. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

My joy when listening to this upbeat but downer song. One of my favorite songs from the New Wave era/80s.

9. Lou Reed – Perfect Day

When I found this on my playlist (dami kong songs eh), can’t help but make it on loop. Rumors said it’s about heroin or some kind of drug. But I don’t care, it’s still beautiful.

10. Tarsius – Deathless Gods

Love love this OPM track. Mas solid siguro ‘to pag live.

11. Justin Timberlake & EWF – Let’s Groove In Our Suits & Ties

So in love with this mash-up!

12. Mayer Hawthorne – Strange Arrangement

I first fell in love with this Neo Soul musician when I heard “Game Over” together with “Cool Uncle” (Jack Splash and underrated smooth jazz kingpin Bobby Caldwell). Next I heard from Hawthorne was “Breakfast in Bed” and “Cosmic Love.” The rest is history.

13. Tropical Depression – Mahal Kita

Lovely reggae love song! Ganda ng live version. ❤

This post may not compensate sa lahat ng months na na-miss ko but hopefully, this will be a good start. Until next time? 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in MUSICgasm, Rants and Raves

 

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Love Letter ni Kimmy sa Boypren

Hi Boypren,

Teka, bago ko umpisahan ang aking love letter (naks, love letter!) eh gusto kong sabihin na first time ‘ko na gumawa nito. Hindi ko alam kung tama ba or kailangan bang may formula or structure pag sumusulat ng love letter. Pero ang importante ‘yong nilalaman. Agree ka? Oo ka na lang ha.

Sige, heto na.

Mahal kita.

Alam mo, sa unang pagkakataon, nasabi ko rin ‘yan. Kahit ako medyo nagulat eh, dahil kahit sa magulang o kaibigan ko hindi ko pa nasabi ‘yan. Hindi ako sanay. Nahihirapan ako, ‘yon ang totoo. Siguro dahil dinadaan ko lang sa gawaing bahay, sa pagta-trabaho, sa mga simpleng regalo kapag na-trip-an kong magbigay.

At simula noong unang beses na sinabi ko ‘yan sa ‘yo, kahit paano ay nasasabi ko na ‘yan sa mga talagang minamahal kong kaibigan at sa magulang ko syempre. Naisip ko tuloy, kailangan ibang tao pa ang magbigay ng lakas ng loob sa’kin para lang masabi ‘yan.

Mahal kita.

Ewan. Hindi ako sigurado kung ano ang dahilan bakit mahal kita. Kailangan bang may dahilan? Specific reason tulad sa Math problems? Siguro’y makulit ka at napapatawa ako sa mga hirit mo? Marahil lagi kang ngumingiti kapag magkausap tayo? Baka naman dahil ang daldal mo, panay ang kuha ko ng mga trivia sa’yo? O dahil siguro ikaw ang pinaka-open minded at flexible na taong nakilala ko? Ah ewan, hindi ako sigurado. Kung alin man dyan ang dahilan ay iisa pa rin ang bagsak nyan, mahal kita.

At sa parehong paraan na hindi ko alam kung kailan ko naramdamam na mahal kita. Sige, sabihin na natin na may saktong petsa kung kailan ko sinabi ‘yong Mahal Kita, pero bago pa ‘yon ay sigurado na ‘ko na naramdaman ko na ‘yan, hindi lang talaga ako sigurado kailan nagsimula. Kailangan ko pa bang alamin? Hindi naman na siguro, iisa pa rin ang bagsak nyan, mahal kita.

Mahal kita.

Simula nang makilala kita, ang dami ko nang natutunan sa’yo. May mga nagbago sa’kin. Isa na siguro ang ‘yong perspective ko sa mga iilang bagay. Hindi mo man nakikita o napapansin, nadadala ko ‘yong way of thinking mo sa mga nangyayari sa’kin at sa mga taong nakakakasama ko. May hinala ako eh, lumalakas ata ang impluwensya mo sa’kin. Masama ba ‘yon? Marahil ay hindi, basta ba mabuting bagay ang nagiging bunga.

Mahal kita.

Gustong gusto ko kung paano natin hinahayaan na maging malaya ang isa’t isa. Alam mo ‘yon, hindi tayo nagmamando sa kung ano ang dapat gawin ng bawat isa. In short, hindi tayo selfish. We let each other grow as an individual. may sariling espasyo at oras para sa ibang bagay at tao. Ganito naman dapat, diba?

Mahal kita.

Alam mo bang nawawala ang mga ilang inhibitions ko sa buhay? Ayan, sinabi ko na. Alam mo na rin siguro kung ano ‘yan.

Mahal kita.

Madalas, hindi ko namamalayan na humihiling na ‘ko na sana magtagal ang lahat nang ito. Na sana hindi tumigil ang pagtibok ng puso mo para sa akin. Na sana hindi tayo magsawa. Na sana kaya ‘kong kontrolin ang damdamin ko ‘pag nasosobrahan na at maaaring makasakal sa’yo, sa atin. Corny man basahin ‘to pero totoong ‘yan ang mga iilang bagay na dagdag sa wish list ko. Nakatengga na ‘yong wish list ko, ngayon ko na lang naungkat sa baul. Ikaw kasi.

Masaya ako, sobrang saya na minsan hindi ko maipaliwanag. Kulang ang salita para ilarawan ‘yong saya ng pagmamahal na mayroon ako para sa’yo.

Mahal kita.

Hindi ko na alam ang susunod na sasabihin ko. Hindi rin ako sigurado kung nasabi ko na ba lahat nang gusto kong sabihin o kung may kulang pa. Basta mahal kita.

Hindi mo kailangang sagutin ang love letter ‘ko, ok na ‘ko ‘pag nalaman kong natanggap at nabasa mo ‘to.

Kimmy

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Made Up Stories

 

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Kung Minsan

Kung minsan, gusto mong hilingin na magtagal ang isang bagay
Bilang sa kamay ang minsanang pagpapatangay
Sana’y matupad. Sana’y matugunan. Sana’y maghatid ng ligaya.
At sana, hindi puro SANA ang susunod na litanya.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Made Up Stories, Rants and Raves

 

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Sagada Trip Invite

Sagada 3D/2N

Sagada 3D/2N

I know ang tagal na nung last na post ko. Na-busy lang. Na-miss ko rin naman ang WordPress bahay ko. Anyway, hindi yan ang topic ngayon.

I’m inviting all of you (na followers at nagbabasa ng mga entries ko) to our Sagada trip this coming long weekend, May 1-3. You can see the details. So if you have any concerns, you can send your inquiries through the contact details stated above.

Actually, we’re looking for 5 participants na lang, so kung nasa Manila/Pinas ka naman at walang gagawin pa this weekend, sama na. 🙂

Thanks! Taralets! 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Travel

 

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Appeal VS Looks

This is just an initial assessment and based on what I am seeing now.

I recently met someone and this someone actually belongs to a group of three people whom I started a good friendship (hopefully my instinct is right) with for the past couple of weeks and one of them is really a dear friend. The person involved in this entry looks normal and nothing is really noticeable except for the goatee, which is an inch longer (now) compared to normal ones of typical Pinoys. His ritual is cut the goatee in New Year and let it grow for six months or so, until it reaches his chest part. The goatee makes him appealing (in all possible ways) and authoritative, I guess.

This someone is not really handsome, not even the cute word can be associated with him. He even claimed that he already accepted the fact that’s he’s not one of those men who would actually look like decent. Jokingly, he said that he can be mistaken as a robber. Mukhang hindi gagawa ng mabuti. I retorted with a laugh when I read that message because this man really knows how to make fun of himself and he’s totally cool with it. Zero fucks were given to people who actually judged him based on his looks.

What’s more interesting about this man is that he’s loaded with real-talk humor and carefully laid green jokes (which I don’t mind, really) for his companions. He’s the kind of man who would rather chill out everyday than talk about life’s excess baggage. He still talks about problems but doesn’t really give a serious shit. And I want to quote him, “Pain is temporary” and he does know what kind of pieces of advice he would give to a problematic person. He may be harsh most of the time (words, point of reference, comparison), but he definitely contributes something valuable to the other party. I’ve seen him giving reasonable and sound advice to people who need it.

This is how I see him and this impression is really a good one. He may not be a handsome guy, but he definitely carries himself with confidence full of humor and substance, making him MORE APPEALING than any other men I’ve known. And definitely yes, his goatee sets one notch higher of becoming an appealing guy.

P.S. Nakakagigil ‘yong goatee nya! Ang sarap hilahin. Hahahaha! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2015 in Rants and Raves

 

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