Cosmos by Carl Sagan. I went on a 40-minute long bus ride and decided to continue reading this. I was half-successful since I spent the next half falling asleep on the ride.
About what makes a relationship “official” official.
For more time to (you guessed it) sleep.
That I finally went to the Night Safari last night!
The Wake by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy. Exciting stuff! I read the first issue about two years ago, but only got around to read the graphic novel yesterday. I love Sean Murphy’s art style.
About some personal things. I’m a bit confused with how things are right now.
For more clarity, please.
That I got plenty of rest in Manila these past couple of weeks.
I keep coming back to this song. I remember hearing it for the first time, and bawling my eyes out since I was trying to recover from a breakup.
A few weeks later I heard it on the radio while driving to work with my sister, and my eyes still bursted like a couple of semi-deflated water balloons.
And now, to me it’s just a bittersweet song that I like singing passionately on karaoke.
Songs have a funny way to amplify feelings, no?
Someone pointed out to me that I like putting labels on things, especially music.
“Oh that makes for good workout music.”
“This sounds like something I’d play with the windows down, when I’m driving fast on the highway home, coming from a long day at work.”
“This song is good for long walks near the ocean.”
That really is how I categorize the music that I listen to. In a way it also helps me remember things since I use songs to associate to different memories.
- I remember listening to a high school friend’s copy of the Chrono Cross soundtrack while I was doing a procrastinated review for my Biology exam the day after.
- I remember listening to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” while sitting at the back seat of my dad’s old Mercedes, on one traffic-filled day underneath the flyover in EDSA Timog.
- I remember listening to Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas tracks while we were also stuck in evening holiday traffic in White Plains.
So yeah. This post actually doesn’t have a point, except that I use music to help me with remembering things. It’s great, because sometimes it’s just nice to close your eyes and be overwhelmed with an image of a memory and just be flooded with these inexplicable emotions that was brought about by a song.
Sorry for the holiday hiatus!
Finishing the issue of Monocle that’s been stagnant on my bookshelf since October.
That I’ve missed having bosses who give me constructive criticism. I was so lost in my last job, having no creative lead in the team.
To have all my Filipino food cravings when I go home this Tuesday!
That I’ve packed on time. Just a bit worried that my things in the bag are so few, since I feel like there should be more.
I’ve been busy lately. But here were some songs that kept my energy up during crunch time!