Thursday, October 23, 2014

30 songs that helped me survive first sem of second year

Wow. Hi.

It's been 5 months since I last updated my boring blog.

Listed here are "TITLE." You guys should know by now that I couldn't last a day without listening to music. It's part of my everyday survival routine. Can never live without it.

1. Latch - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
That angel voice by Sam Smith. Hhmmm.

2. Ten Feet Tall - Afrojack
Sarap gawan ng vlog tong kantang to! Hanap tayo ng adventure!

3. Life of the Party - Shawn Mendez
Baby you don't have to be ordinary.

4. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Why not? Naging talk of the town din tong kantang to.

5. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
ED SHEERAN <3 Those are enough to explain why these 3 Ed songs are on the list.

6. Photograph - Ed Sheeran

7. Afire Love - Ed Sheeran

8. All Night - Icona Pop
My favorite rave song! Yeees! Esp during those pharma all nighters. Haha.

9. Light Me Up - Icona Pop
Ganduuuurs nito :)

10. I'll be There For You - The Remembrandts
Sounds familiar? Theme song of my favorite series Friends.

11. Lost Stars - Adam Levine
This song was on repeat for weeks right after the first LE.

12. Pursuit of Happiness - Steve Aoki
Intro palang kuha na agad attention ko.

13. Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
During those sunday mornings spent sleeping instead of studying. Zzzz.

14. Last Hope - Paramore
It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going. Click here and be amazed by Paramore.

15. For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic - Paramore
Kapag gusto ko mag-headbang. \m/

16. Demons - Imagine Dragons
When you feel like giving up, listen to this.

17. Cool Kids - Echosmith
Cool cool cool song. :P

18. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
Sarap nitong sayawin.

19. Jubel - Klingande
Sobrang chill!!! Pag pagod ka nang mag-aral, pakinggan mo nalang to. 

20. Rude - Magic!
Good vibes song.

21. Gisingin Ang Puso - Liezel Garcia
Dahil sa Pure Love. Haha.

22. Rocket-Sail-Fix You - The Cure
Hi girls! :)

23. Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Oldies but coolies.

24. Waves - Mr. Probz
Pinakachill sa lahat!

25. Amnesia - 5SOS
Grabe tong kantang to. Grabe. Grabehan.

26. Steal My Girl - One Direction
Can't wait for the music video in 2 days! Wooo!

27. Fireproof - One Direction
<3 <3 <3

28. Superheroes - The Script
When I first heard it, I immediately said, "anong kanta yan? kelangan ko yan sa iPod ko."

29. Geronimo - Sheppard
Say Geronimo! Thank you for this Spotify!

30. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
You're gone and I gotta stay hiiiiiiigh!

And besides these songs, thank you to these people who helped me survived the sem. Wouldn't be here now without them. <3

Hello sembreak! xx

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Summer 2014 Playlist

Ever had that feeling where you're listening to a song and hitting next feels so sinful? I had those moments everytime I listen to these songs. Sharing to you is my summer 2014 playlist! Yeheees! Decided to post this now kahit summer's about to end na. It may be June already but I still feel like sharing these songs.

Music has always been there for me just like summer always has. My 2014 summer experience has been a one-of-kind adventure. Definitely one my best summer's so far. And I thank all the people I've been with this summer who made it so awesome and worth-remembering. This wouldn't be possible without you guys, so thank you! :)

So here I am, sharing to you my summer buddy for the past 2 months, my friendly iPod and these songs. Whenever I feel sad or alone, I just grab my iPod, speakers (or earphones) and hit play. And boom! I feel better already!

My Summer 2014 playlist slash My-most-played-songs this summer 2014 (in no particular order)

1. Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake
**First time I heard this song, I fell in love in instant. Whaaaat? You can call me hopeless romantic if you want to! Haha.

2. Holy Grail - Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z
**This song got stuck in my head a couple of times before I even got to know its title. Haha.

3. Just One Yesterday - Fall Out Boy ft. Foxes
**Always a fan of FOB plus gotta love that Foxes girl!

4. Summer - Calvin Harris
**When I met you in summer, tan tan tan tan...

5. #Selfie - The Chainsmokers
**So timely! =))

6. If I Loose Myself - Alesso Remix
**I always sing my heart out to this song. Haha.

7. Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat - Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr ft. Beardyman
**I remember that guy in Donsol who sounds like the guy in this song. =p

8. Just One Last Time - David Guetta ft. Taped Rai
**My LSS during our first tuli mission. I was singing this the whole time I was cutting and sewing, insane hahaha.

9. Alive - Krewella
**Come on make me feel talahib. Haha. Sounds like it!

10. Animals - Martin Garrix
**Electric power!

11. My Nigga - YG, Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan
**My nigga my nigga my nigga.

12. Feelin' Myself - Will.i.Am ft. Miley Cyrus, French Montana & Wiz Khalifa
**Love this song! I be on the floor just to make that booty twerk...

13. 23 - Mike Will Made-It ft. Miley Cyrus
**My new theme song, last year was 22 and this year's 23. Get it? :P

14. Wasted - Tiesto ft. Matthew Koma
**I like us better when we're wasted...

15. All Night - Icona Pop
**This song brings me back to that Back Draft night with my med friends. That was a fun night indeed!

16. We Got the World - Icona Pop
**Immediately loved it when I first heard it! Actually, I listen to all their songs quite a number of times already kasi sobrang ganda ng tugtugan nila :)

17. Summertime Sadness - Lana del Ray
**Reminds me that summer ain't all about having fun and happiness.

18. Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki Remix)
**This be my one of favorite summer songs! Reminds me of that Bicol Escapade with my med friends. :)

19. Stay the Night - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
**Huge huge huge Hayley fan here. This collab is superb.

20. Happy - Pharell Williams
**You can never go wrong with this song. Instant happiness!

Plus more more songs! But these made it to my top 20 songs. Woohoo! 2 weeks left until my summer expires. Gotta make the most out of it! See yah!

Kristine xx

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Selection Trilogy: The One

Hi hi hi! I'm so excited to share with you my The Selection series experience. It has been a great adventure with America and Prince Maxon, from The Selection to The Elite until to The One. *curtsy*

Before I even begin with The One, I blogged about the first two books here, The Selection and The Elite, last year when I got to read it. I read it during my sembreak on my first year in med school. Actually, I spent my entire sembreak that time reading tons of books. Haha. :P

So I read the first two books last October 2013 and got soooooo bitin kasi March 2014 pa raw irerelease ang third book. Why you let us hanging Kiera Cass? Huhu. So anyway, wala naman akong magagawa but to wait. Until March 2014 they announced that they'll release the 3rd book on May 2014. Whhhyyyyy you prolong my agony? So I had to wait again. All I do is wait. #hugot

And then the time comes! A month before the release date, photos of trade paperback books of The One are trending in the bookworm world in the internet and that got me more excited. I. Can't. Wait. To read it!

Last wednesday night, I started reading it. I don't know why I waited weeks after the release before I read it. Stupid me. I don't know, I'm just really weird. And I got to finish it last night! Aaaaaand here's goes nothing.

Prince Maxon is just the sweetest! Gaaaah! I know princes are supposed to be sweet since they are "the prince", but Prince Maxon is just plain different.

From 35 girls down to 4 with Lady America on the top, who will Prince Maxon choose to be The One? One way to find out! Read the book :)

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT HERE. If you don't want to be spoiled, then skip this part.

After what happened in the Report, King Clarkson is definitely voting America out for the crown. But Prince Maxon won't let her go just like that and obviously, he fought for her and made her stay. But despite all the fighting, America and Prince Maxon seems to still have problems. They obviously both love each other pero they're denying pa eh. Kasi ba namaaan! Hahaha. Ramdam ko eh noh. :))

You gotta pour hate on King Clarkson here. So much for a king. Ugh. And more more love on Queen Amberly. Especially that time when Lady America teased her for calling her Mom and Queen Amberly said that she can't wait to hear her say that everytime. Awwww. <3

How about the other Elites, Celeste, Kriss and Elise? I'm glad Celeste came into her senses and became one of America's best bud. But I'm very sad that their friendship had to end so soon. I wish I could see more of Celeste as this new girl. One horrible fiction death I will never get over with, again.

Why did Kiera Cass have to kill America's father? This is the part where I started crying! Huhuhu. Just like America, I'm so attached to my father and just like my father, her dad died because of a heart failure. Our stars are aligned, now where's my Prince Maxon? Hahaha. Another fiction death I'll never get over with. Here is a screencap of her father's last words to America which made me broke down in tears. I miss my Dad soooo muuuuuch. T__T

To cut the story short, you'll definitely love the ending. Ang cheesy lang ni Prince Maxon! Hahaha. Ang cute niyaaaa, so sweeeeet <3 Just read it and be kilig! Sobrang kinilig ako to the point na while he was proposing to America, I was crying. Yes! I cried on his proposal, and that's the first propsal ever na napaiyak ako. T___T So much feels right thur.

Can't wait to buy the boxed set once they're out. This series must have a space on my future library. They definitely deserve a spot there. Gotta love royalty romance.

Now I'm having a hard time coping with reality again. Fiction does this to me everytime and I think I'll never get used to it.

Thank you Kiera Cass for writing one of the best books I've ever read. <3

Kristine xx

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thank you Spotify!

Yesterday I just discovered the best app yet! And it's called Spotify! It's the perfect application for music lovers like me. It's like discovering new and old music everyday.

You can create your own playlist but if you don't want to Spotify already has tons of playlists you can choose from. They have playlist for rock, pop, indie and whatever you like. And oh they even have playlists depending on your mood like reading a book playlist, nature playlist, summer in the beach playlist, and much much more! They even have a pms playlist c'mon! So whatever mood you're in, Spotify has the perfect songs for you.

I super love this app! Whatever I do I make sure my Spotify is on and music is playing.

Since it's just a month away till my summer ends, awwww saaaaaad, I might as well enjoy a little more summer songs to listen to. Here are some songs from Spotify that I think will best fit on my summer beach playlist. Not the party-party kind of songs but pang tamang chill sa beach music lang. Just listen to them and relax. <3

1. All Summer Long - Kid Rock

2. MMMBop - Hanson
Never too old for an old song!

3. You're Still Standing There - Steve Earle

4. Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Gotta love Olly Murs! It's his birthday today! :)

5. Island in the Sun - Weezer

6. Tonight - Galavant (Radio Edit)
Party party! :)

7. Stop - Spice Girls
I looooooove Spice Girls! I grew up listening and dancing to them!

8. Symbol in My Driveway - Jack Jackson
Parang nasa beach ka lang talaga. Puuurfect :)

9. Sunny Day - Joy Williams

10. Santeria - Sublime
That bass! Super love this song <3

11. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sing with me, caught beneath the laaaaaandslide!

12. Midnight Bottle - Colbie Colliat
Super chill.

13. Free - Donavon Frankenreiter

14. Cold Beverage - G. Love & Special Sauce

15. Sour Patch Kids - Bryce Vine

And sobraaaaaaaaaaang dami paaa! Posting more songs that I like soon. :)

Go hit that Spotify download button! And get free new music everyday and enjoy life. =)

Kristine xx

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer Read #2: Eleanor & Park

Ever since I went to med school I wasn't able to read a lot of books, which was my life before med school. Yes I read books, but medicine books say whaaat.

I only have 2 months this summer break to read all the books that I can. So I started reading right after our exams were over. Haha. Make the most out of it, they say!

Won't talk much about the first book I've read this summer. But just in case you want to know what book I read, it was Three Words, Eight Letters, Say it, and I'm Yours by a Filipina writer Jade Margarette Pitogo. It was so good I was having a hard time stopping reading. Haha. The ending was so sad though. Didn't expect it to end that way.

Anyway, how about Eleanor & Park! I got this book as an exchange gift last December and I loved it, thank you! :) The first time I opened it I want to read it immediately but medschool won't let me. Ugly truth, I know.

I've heard a lot about this book, and when I say a lot I mean positive lots. Plus it's going to be on screens soon. Yaaaay! *screams* Therefore I must read it immediately before it even hit the theaters, I told my bookish self. And I did! Just did! Finished reading it last night. Don't judge me but it made me teary-eyed. But not the same cry I had when I read Dear John, oh that book!

What about Eleanor & Park, I promise no spoiler here. It's about two totally different high school kids whose relationship started inside a school bus. Who never thought would be friends because they can't even look at each other at the beginning. Suddenly turned out to be lovers! Two misfits who became the perfect fit for each other. <3

Read it and reminisce as you remember your high school puppy loves. This book will definitely remind you how it is to be young, in love and be young in love. <3

The book will revolve around how Eleanor and Park managed to stay together despite the barriers that are Eleanor's father, school bitches, their differences and their own feelings. It's such a sweet book really, and very very cute! Especially Park. =p

If you read reviews about this book you'll see that most people will contemplate how the story end. Like how books usually end, the ending is bitin. Only one way to find out, read it. :) As for me, I'd forever wonder what that ending meant. And yes, I'm very sad about Park and a bit mad at Eleanor. Why'd she have to do that? She had a choice! And she chose to... Haaay Eleanor, you think about stuff a lot and not let your heart do the thinking.

My Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars

And you know me, I take a lot of photos of my books when I read, so here are some. Hihi. :)

I posted this one on my instagram days ago. It was the first time Park held Eleanor's hand and it was too cute! :D

And a few more #bookselfie

And the fangirl that I am, I googled some fan-made art about Eleanor & Park, and here are some of the ones that I found.

Quote that.


And just like how I picture Eleanor & Park. <3

Tinay xx