Musical Friday – Idea

Gen Hoshino – Idea

The synchronized dancing was fun xD

Randomly came across this while looking for M-Flos new (earlier this year?!) stuff. Loved how this played with you. The upbeat, then mellow mid, which then picks right back up.

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Path -> Grey

Last week my class did a mini activity that was to come up with a few lines to describe the concept that was meaningful to us, and associate it with a colour.

I liked mine, as simplistic and weird as it was…


Path->Grey

Though others might see it as being bleak,
I see it as the colour of hope & excitement.
Where will this path of mine lead me too?
Where will I end up…
Now that I’m finally back on my path

Things aren’t always the way I would want them to (especially with another recent curveball that I didn’t expect). However, I continue to be thankful that the plans have lined up, and I’ve been granted this opportunity. That my schooling from UofT has prepared me not to freak out over the interesting course load.

Musical Friday w Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode – Damaged People

I’ve enjoyed Depeche Mode since my early high school years. It was all thanks to a pastor at my church (of the time).

Now, lately Ive been playing this a lot (recap, when Im digging I song I reply endlessly until Im completely done with it). The chorus-like part reminds me of the time I was screaming from the inside. I had been going through something that was…not good and it is something that I still struggle with to this day. I was made painfully aware how personal discomfort prevents us from helping those who desperately need someone to help them. As the years keep turning, I am starting to feel more like myself. Which I am so every thankful for. But this part still resonated with me…

We’re damaged people

Praying for something

I keep pushing on ahead so I can find that something. I am thankful that I’ve got important individuals in my life (both those Ive known forever and those whom I have known for a shorter amount of time who have had my back). I honestly cant tell you how thankful I am to have you in my life in the capacity that you are. Randomly Ive said thanks to one…and finally they asked me what it was all about.

Thank you.

Hoping that things keep getting better :)

Musical Friday – No Question

M-Flo – No Question

I didn’t realize that M-flo came out with new stuff! I was so excited to have checked this out. It was interesting to find out that Lisa had come back as well.

Gotta love nostalgia…
I also didn’t know about their history before developing the grouping! I can’t believe it never occured to me to Wiki them. The things we learn thanks to Wiki :P

Recalling a memory…

I was sitting in class today, while we were discussing the key topic of the day. Someone said something, and I was suddenly hit with a memory. Since I’m recalling this many MANY years later, it is more of a paraphrase of that memory…

I was sitting in English class in high school, when the teacher was taking attendance.

When he finally got to me, he called out my name.

I started putting up my hand, and froze. I didn’t get why. He looked at me, and said, “Is that you?” I nodded. He continued calling out the rest of the class.

Throughout the class, I kept wondering what it was when it dawned on me. I went to him after class to ask.

“Sir, why did you pronounce my name like that?”
“Oh, did I do it wrong?”
“No…it’s just that others have never pronounced it that way before.”
“But I was right?”
“Yeah pretty much.”
“Which part did I get wrong?”
So I said it back to him.
“Okay, I’ll work on that.”
“No, it’s fine, it doesn’t bother me.”
“Regardless of whether or not it bothers you, it is part of your name and identify. I should do my best to match that.”
“Okay, I’ll see you tomorrow Sir.”

He ended up being one of my favourite teachers. Not only for the extra recognition for my name, but for the sake that he cared. People thought he was easy, since we watched Star Wars. But he was always trying to engage students in discussions about English, and I did love how he would get us to question the viewpoints of the characters that we were studying.

I do remember thanking him so much for recognizing what I thought was such a minor thing, and making me realize that I needed to ensure that I did the same.

While working abroad, I was always doing my best to do that. Yes, because I can read the language, one would assume that I wouldn’t have trouble, but I needed to physically see the name to be able to pronounce it correctly. It was one f the reasons why I would suggest new instructors to try and learn to read. Being phonetic, it was relatively simple for most. But the ones who made the effort, you can see how thankful students were when their names were pronounced correctly in their language; that they didn’t have to rely on the Westernized names that they were asked to adopt for the sake of making it easy for us.

Anyway, it is something that always motivated me to learn the names quickly and correctly, and it was through this discussion I was reminded how I got there.

Musical Friday w MAGIC!

MAGIC! – Kiss Me
There seems to be a trend from last week and this week. I swear it means nothing though xD

In any case I was on Youtube watching videos, and I saw this on the side. I really did like Rude, so I thought why not…

For some reason it really stuck with me. He has an interesting voice. Something a little perky in it. Regardless, it got stuck in my head.

My first week (though it was only 3 day of classes) is…

Musical Friday Kiss Me Like That

Shinhwa – Kiss Me Like That

캬ㅑㅑㅑㅑㅑㅑㅑ

Kyaaaaaaaaa

Ahhhhhhhhh….

Okay, so Ive always been interested more in Hyesung and Junjins voices. But this music video was just…lovely.

I guess as I get older I like brighter things. I mean I even have pale yellow pants. PALE YELLOW!! In what world would I get a pair?! In the world where I cannot be Young forever. lol okay but seriously I bought them cause they were $10 on clearance from Uniqlo. I cant pass off good Uniqlo deals. I just wish Uniqlo Canada was a bit better. At least with their sales. Okay now Uniqlo has hijacked my post…

Well folks…Ill be leaving Toronto temporarily again I’n going to school again so I’m temporarily changing provinces. Yes, that’s right. Provinces. Am I scared? Yeah…a little bit. Am I excited? Yeah…a little bit. Honestly I just hope things work out. It was quite an ordeal trying to find a place. I couldn’t get what I wanted, so I am a little paranoid. But I hope that things will be fine. If you ate on Twitter and you see my frantic SOS tweets…something with housing has gone horribly wrong. But Im really hoping I did my background information right, and Im being paranoid cause thats how Ive been since I got back from Korea.

Fingers crossed :)