The Beatles. The Hits. The Fan.

Due to my dad’s big impact on my life, at 26, I am such a Beatle fan. I believe that they are indeed legends – and they have a huge contribution to our music industry, to the world, and to each and everyone of us. Although I know there are like a hundred of them, I listed down 10 of my favorite Beatles Classics.

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1. Imagine
Imagine would probably be one of the songs which has the best and mind blowing lyrics. Only a genius like John Lennon can write such a masterpiece.

2. Let It Be
If only I could play the piano, I would have probably mastered this song. One of my favorites. Classic indeed.

3. Here, There and Everywhere
I read that this was John Lennon’s favorite. I used to think this would be my wedding song after watching Phoebe Buffay of then hit TV Series Friends walk down the aisle to this Beatles’ classic, however, my boyfriend is not a Beatle fan.

4. The Long and Winding Road
Paul McCartney was inpspired to write this song because of then growing tension among The Beatles. I believe that sometimes, the best comes out of us during the saddest and most difficult times of our lives.

5. Strawberry Fields Forever
I used to sing this song when I was a kiddo – and my classmates then had no idea about this song.

6. All You Need is Love
I totally agree – all we need is love. This is such a happy song. The Beatles had written this song because they wanted to give the world a message – and since this song is non-complex, it will never be misinterpreted.

7. Here comes the sun
One of my dearest friends used this song for their wedding’s same day edit. I listen to this song when I am in a bad day. Very uplifting.

8. For No One
I am not so sure if a lot of people are familiar with this song. This song is somehow underated, but I still love it. I love the lyrics – its just so heartbreaking.

9. Woman
I know.. this is not a Beatles song, but I am still including it in this list. Any woman would probably be in tears with this song. Lucky Yoko!

10. Hey Jude
I believe that to understand a song’s lyrics, you must know first what had inspired the writer to create the masterpiece. I normally listen to this song when I am in a bad situation, because I feel that somehow, someone out there cares for me. Ever wonder who Jude is? Originally this was supposed to be, “Hey Jules” because Paul McCartney had written this song for John Lennon’s son Julian – after the separation of John Lennon to then wife Cynthia.

I know there are a lot more Beatles hits that are worth blogging – I will just make a part two of this entry next time 🙂

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Purple

A baby named Purple passed away today. This is one of the saddest news I had ever heard. Although I had never met her, played with her or carried her yet – Purple is an angel. A sweet, chubby-cheeked angel. Goodbye for now, Purple. Your Mommy and Daddy will surely miss your smiles.

Thankful

While my the rest of my team are munching on Uncle Cheffy’s thin crust pizza, I decided to stay here in the office and settle for my dad’s home made sinigang. Not bad though, as it had satisfied my craving for a home cooked meal. Since I only have three tickets on my queue, I opt to take a break and doodle on this blog.

A few days ago, I was somehow down in the dumps, but God is just amazing. He makes me realize every now and then how I am surrounded with positive people and that for every reason that I am sad and ungrateful – there are a hundred, if not, thousands of reasons for me to be thankful for. Nowadays, here are some of the reasons why I am more than happy – and feel so blessed:

Citibank, Hubwoo and HP People

Lucky for me, I never had a problem with the people that I am working with.  My HP Team is such a blessing as they are very free spirited and because of them, work doesn’t feel like work. My ex officemates will always be dear to me. I am happy that I had retained my friendship to most of them, and I still get invites to company off sites.

Time to Time Vacation

I am thankful that I am able to go to different places which helps  me keep my sanity. A three day off from work  is something every employee needs.  After my Galera Escapade with HP Team, my next stop would be Puerto Princesa, Palawan! Who’s exicited?!

Mark and his Family

I am blessed to have a boyfriend as patient and as loving as Mark. Other than that, I am just the luckiest because he has the most amazing family. I love his mom and dad, and his sweet siblings. This is the relationship I had always dreamt of having. Thank you Lord for making it all come true.

My Work

I never thought I’d say this, but I am thankful that I am tired because I am employed, and even if there are days where my work drives me crazy, at the end of the day, this is still something that I want to do for a living. I love my job, my company, and my officemates. As far as my career is concerned, there’s nothing more to ask for.

My Family

Although there are times that we may disagree with each other, I love my family like crazy – and I’ll always be thankful that they are my family.

I can’t find the right words to express how thankful I am right now. My life may not be perfect – but this is everything I wanted, and more. Thank You, Lord. ♥

My Favorite American Idol Performances

I am such an AI fan!  I think the only seasons I failed to watch were Seasons 1, 2 and 9. Because I am such a big fan I created a list of my favorite american idol performances – in no particular order:

And I am Telling You by Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holiday

This song is one of the most powerful songs ever sang on the Idol Stage to date. I had chills and goose bumps when I watched Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holiday performed this song during the 2012 Finale. Great Song. Great Singers. Best Duet.

Desperado by Camille Velasco

Although the judges didn’t give Camille good reviews about her performance, I still loved it – given the fact that I am not so familiar with this Eagles classic.

Inseparable by Jasmine Trias

If you are one of my college friends, you would know that I am a Jasmine Trias fan. I love her. She’s just the sweetest. Although I loved most of her renditions on American Idol, I chose Inseparable since  this song really made a mark on her.

 Dance with my Father Again by Jessica Sanchez

This is one of my favorite songs – and Jessica’s version was probably the best version I had ever heard.

Daniel by Thia Megia

If I am not mistaken, this was the song Thia sung when she got voted off – but I love her version. It was also the sweetest when she dedicated the song to her brother.

I Believe by Diana de Garmo

I love her version more than that of Fantasia. Diana is one of the youngest contestants on Idol and one of the best singers as well. However, Carrie Underwood still tops my list!

 Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks

This would probably be my favorite finale song ever. Even though I wanted Katharine Mc Phee to win back then, Taylor got me when he sung this song.

 Your Song by Casey Abrams

I was just the saddest when Casey Abrams had to leave the idol stage. He was one of my favorites. He was worth the one time judge’s save during AI 2011. I loved his version of Your Song and I watched it a gazillion times on You Tube.

 Piece of my Heart by Haley Reinhart

I love the growling! Girl Power indeed. My favorite song from Haley Reinhart.

 Heartless by Kris Allen

Kris Allen’s version was even better than that of Kanye West. I love how he made this song his own by making it an acoustic. I think girls are drooling when he sang this song during the finale. Oh well, including me.

 Home by Elliot Yamin

One of my favorite idol contestants too. I idolized Elliot Yammin not only as an artist, but as a son to his mom.


Bohemian Rhapsody by Constantine Maroulis

Simon Cowell only said one word after Constantine’s performance: Astonishing!

 Always be my Baby by David Cook

Mariah Carey was even surprised that a song like this can be sung by a guy. David Cook is really an artist.

 Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Katharine Mc Phee

Simon Cowell made a great decision choosing this song for Katharine Mc Phee. I love her version. One of the sweetest voices and moving performances on idol stage.

Angels Brought me Here by David Archuleta/ Carrie Underwood

I can’t choose a better version because they both did a great job. I was teary eyed after watching Carrie Underwood’s performance. David’s version was incredibly superb too.

I am so excited to watch AI’s next season and update  this list! And I know I speak on every AI fan’s behalf when I say I hope Simon Cowell comes back! 🙂

Have a Break. Write another Entry.

Today is Philippine Independence Day. So holiday means a work from home day for us in HP. I have four pending tickets left on my queue and my brain is no longer functioning – so I decided to take a break, and doodle.

Today is another so-so day for me. I went to  the mall to purchase a pink colored paint since I wanted to move out of my sister’s room and stay at the other vacant room we have in our house. Boylalou offered to repaint the walls of my new bedroom – and I am so excited to see the results. Time check – its 1:49 AM. I feel like I have a lot of things to do tomorrow, but I do not know where to start. That’s why every girl needs a planner! Thank you Belle de Jour for organizing my cluttered life.

I was browsing the pages of my planner a while ago. It’s actually my habit to list down all the things that I want to accomplish every year – may it be material things or places I want to go to or anything about my professional career. Random Crazy List. I browsed the list again – and I did 6 things out of my 11 bucket list – and that made me happy today.♥