The Tiny Traveler

Praise the Lord!

My blog is still alive !!!!

I thought the invisible hands have voluntarily erased my WordPress account from the face of the cyber world due to the lack of posts I have made since God knows when! And now that I am back, I am pleased to announce –to all of you who are still kind enough to stick around and continue subscribing to this deserted ground (bless you!) – that I am going to add a new category in this blog.

When I started this blog, I mentioned two things I’m passionate about in this world: writing and reading. But now, I’ve come to realize that I am also passionate about traveling.

God, I love to travel! The sensation you get when you step on a new territory or when you explore every nooks and crannies of an unfamiliar ground, the adrenaline rush when you’re lost in translation. Everything about traveling humbles you. Therefore, I have decided to add The Tiny Traveling category to share my experiences to those who might be interested.

Please bear in mind that my traveling posts may not be filled with tips and tricks. Hell, it could even be filled with my nonsensical rant about everything and nothing. But who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two anyway 🙂

Alrighty then. Let’s get to work, shall we?

Top 5 Fav. Female Singers

A few (probably two or three) weeks ago I saw a Top 5 Favorite Female Singer post on Novroz’s blog and I simply have to join! Unfortunately something was wrong with my internet connection and laptop so I couldn’t immidiately post this. In fact, I was MIA for a whole week!

But now that everything is back to normal, I can proudly present my version of Top 5 Favorite Female Singers! Yay! 😀

(Female singer in a group is excluded)

 

#5. Katy Perry

Katy Perry

 

Comical, whimsical, and gorgeous. Those are some of the words I can use to describe this singer (along with feisty and fierce). Perry is one of the few pop singers with songs that can easily stuck in my head for days. With the exception of California Girls, I get addicted to her songs the minute I hear them on the radio. What makes me like her even more is the fact that her music videos can be so darn Hi-La-rious at times (Waking Up in Vegas and Last Friday Night may be the case in point) and touching and inspiring in others (Thinking Of You and Fireworks). In comparison, I’d chose her over Lady Gaga any time, any day, any where.

 

#4. Pink

Pink

 

Pink is one of the few artists that I like not just because of the songs, but also the personality. She NEVER lipsyncs even when she does some crazy acts on stage (I can still remember her performance where she was practically dangling on air by a string or some fabric they usually use in circus shows), she’s an outspoken animal lover, and an all-round carefree spirit. I love how she’s evolved from the ultimate party rockin chick in the 90s with songs like Get The Party Started to being a perfect representative for the underdogs with songs like F*cking Perfect and Raise Your Glass without losing that edge, that awesome personality.

 

#3. Adele

Adele

 

A beautiful lady with a highly distinguished voice and a huge talent to create catchy yet heart-felt songs. Chasing Pavement and To Make You Feel My Love are arguably my go-to songs whenever I feel the need to cry my eyes out in the karaoke room over my pathetic love life, while Turning Tables and Rolling in The Deep break my heart every time I listen to them. I read somewhere that Adele had actually never imagined herself to be a recording artist, which amazes me to no end. With that beautiful voice and such song-writing skills, come on!

 

 

 

#2. Rosi Golan & Colbie Calliat

Go on, boo me for cheating. I can’t really pick between these two talented singers! They are on the list in the same number (rank) because of a different reason. With Calliat, she writes absolutely adorable songs like Bubbly, I Do, and Falling For You, the kind of songs that are just so sweet and  gives you a warm, tingling feeling inside, especially when you’re head over heels with someone.

With Golan, she writes songs that makes you wanna lock yourself in your bedroom, curl up in your bed under the blanket, and pretty much be a mellow wreck. Songs like Lullaby and Come Around are the perfect examples. And every time I listen to her song, Hazy (featuring William Fitzsimmons), I can hear my heart breaks into tiny little pieces! And when I say ‘everytime’, I mean every-stinkin-time! That song is so painfully beautiful!

 

Rosi golan

 

Colbie Calliat

The point is, both artists are brilliant, and both have songs that take A LOT of space in my MP3 player.

 

And now, drum roll please!

My number one favorite female singer is….

 

 

#1. Ingrid Michaelson

 

 

A genius. There, I said it. I literally can’t explain why I am obsessed and in love with this artist so much. There is a reason why her songs are played in almost EVERY television series in US and you simply have to listen to her songs to know what I’m talking about.

 

Like Rosi Golan, she has this amazing talent of writing simple yet beautiful lyrics. She collaborates a few times with my all-time favorite male singer, Joshua Radin, and the result never disappoint. Turn to Stone and Keep Breathing are my all-time favorite songs of hers. And whaddaya know! Both are soundtracks for Grey’s Anatomy, US most popular TV drama series! Just saying…

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

–          Natasha Bedingfield for her catchy tunes and unique voice (Again, Touch, I Wanna Have Your Babies, the list goes on and on).

–          Sara Barilles for her fun songs (Love Song, King of Anything) without forgetting the heart-wrenching ones (Gravity)

–          Regina Spektor. I’ve already thought of her as one of my favorites even though I’ve only heard two songs from her so far (Better and Samson). Yes, she’s *that* good!

 

There you go. My Top 5 Female Singers (Solo). Care to share your version?

A little break

First of all, I just would like to say:

 

Happy birthday, me !!!!

 

Gosh, can’t believe this petite body is 21 years old! Seems only yesterday I told my friend that I would be Sailor Moon and she’d be Sailor Jupiter. Today wasn’t exactly the best birthday I’ve ever had, I have to be honest. But it was memorable enough. Hopefully next year I would be even jollier 🙂

 

Now, on to the serious part of this post.

 

I realized that I haven’t posted any writing for almost two weeks now. and it’s killing me. I know it doesn’t really matter because not a lot of people even read this blog, but the fact that I haven’t produced or written anything is just unacceptable for me. I want to be a writer, for God’s sake! I have to be able to write on a daily basis, if I have to! And now, I even missed two Creative Writing Ink posts!

 

So I’ve made a deal with myself: I will return on writing the second my mid semester exams finishes, which will be on June 30th. Granted, I will still have a hectic schedule until the end of July, but I promise I’ll write a new post at least once a week.

 

So for now and the next few days, I will leave this blog untouched. Wish me luck for the exams! 🙂

 

Pitter Patter Princess

Unless you’ve been living under a rock inside a deep, dark cave, I’m positively sure all of you are well aware that today, (April 29th, 2011), British has once again made a mark on their already long history. What in the world am I talking about?

Why, it’s the Royal Wedding, of course!

photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Every where in the world, and I mean EVERYWHERE!, everyone was celebrating, from Africa to Indonesia, and it was pretty much as if time stood still.

First thing’s first, I want to come clean and admit this: I really didn’t get what all the buzz and excitement is about. I mean, for MONTHS every one in the world has been trying to figure out all the itty bitty information about this very special wedding: the ring, the dress, the cake, the shoes, the whole enchilada. I was like: “Calm down,people! It’s not like we are going to get invited to Buckingham Palace simply because we know what kind of toothpaste William is going to use on the big day!”. Sure, I’m curious to see the actual ceremony, but I didn’t think (still don’t) that I need to know all the little details.
So when I finally watched the telly to see the whole thing went down, I had no expectations whatsoever.

And boy was I glad about not knowing ANYTHING about this wedding!

Because the moment Kate Middleton stepped out of the car, in that gorgeous wedding gown, it was as if my childhood fairy tale dream was coming to life right in front of me. Just imagine someone getting a hold of your old diary that you had when you were six, and that someone read out loud the part where you wrote what your future wedding would be like, or what kind of princess you would grow out to be. And you, as the listener, started to imagine all the possibilities, all the wonderful things you’ve been dreaming of but had forgotten along the way.

Well, that’s what it was like for me.

Katherine was just so Stunningly elegant, sophisticated, utterly beautiful! And William! God bless him! Never has he looked more like the ultimate prince charming than he was that moment.

You can definitely tell that both of them were really happy and comfortable around each other. That moment when he held her hand and looked into each other’s eyes as they took the vow? Goosebumps!

And that kiss!!! THE kiss! *Or should I say, the kisses? :)* The way they blushed after the kiss was arguably the most adorable moment of all!

I really hope, with all my heart, that this marriage will last. Surely, all of us girls need some ray of hope that a “commoner” can really marry their royal princes and live happily ever after! xD

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On a final note, I’ve noticed that my mom has been making these cute Disney Princess dolls for the past five days. And today, just in time for the Royal Wedding, she finished all six of them and I’ve decided to upload the pictures for fun.
Now THIS is my way of celebrating the Wedding of the decade! 😀

One Small Step for Mankind, One Giant Step for….oh, never mind!

Ha! Here comes the newbie in the blogging world!

Still learning my way through this new teritory, testing-the-water sort of thing, so stay with me, guys 🙂

Will be filling the net with words, some meaningful and some just downright nonsense. But it’s my way of expressing myself, so…let’s just consider this a form of art, shall we?

So, into the whimsical rabbit hole we go!

picture taken from here