Hi guys. Honestly, I am having a big problem right now. Ever since a friend left for Europe, my social circle started to dwindle. Regular weekend handouts are now boring and sad. Oh well, change is a big part of life and it is this change that is forcing me to put this blog on hold. I cannot work on this blog right now because I am very busy somewhere else. What’s better than blogging? Well right now, it’s pretty much everything, particularly, my new job!
That’s right guys. I have a new job and it is not just any job. It’s actually my dream job. I scored a job working on a specialty record store that caters to a niche market. We specialize in selling rare records that only fans appreciate. You know why I really like this new job? It’s primarily because of the fact that I am actually dealing with customers who know and understand music. There are no stupid teenagers trying hard to look cool and sound cool buying music records that they truly do not understand and appreciate. If there is one thing I don’t want to deal with its uneducated music hipsters.
I love music and give it the respect that it’s due. I try so hard to make sure that I appreciate the music that I buy. When I go to a regular music store, all I see are people who buy music just to look good or appeal to a certain social strata. They do not buy music that they actually like. Because of this, going to a regular record store is a bit troublesome for me. Imagine if I work on a record store like that?
It’s a good thing that this new record store that I’m working on is totally awesome. I like talking to customers. In fact, I like it so much that I sometimes wish I was living there. This is why I won’t be blogging for now because I am actually enjoying my new job. See you around guys, maybe if you pass by my store we can hang.
Today was the last time we were going to see our friend for a while. Remember that backyard barbecue lunch we had when our friend Chris told us he was leaving for Europe, well he finally left today. Earlier, we all gathered at his house as he was ready to leave for the airport. The mood was sullen and everyone was trying to crack jokes just to ease the sadness out of everyone there but Chris himself said we were lousy at this goodbye thing because of what we were doing.
Actually, it’s not like we were never going to see each other ever again but we all know it just would not be the same without him here. The girls in our circle of friends were all crying and hugging him. He just laughed everything off. Of course, we all know that he was also sad deep inside but he just didn’t want us to see that it was also difficult for him to leave us all behind. However, we all know that it was going to be a big opportunity for him and he just could not pass it out and we all understand that anyway. It was just sad to see one of our best friends leave.
Take care of yourself buddy! We are going to miss your sorry ass. No one’s going to grill some barbecue for us anymore.
I have this friend who was into music and instruments and after learning how to play the guitar, she enrolled in piano lessons. Today, she had her recital and she invited me to come watch her play. I was amazed at how good she was for only a short time of learning how to play the piano. I like music but I have never really gotten around to learning instruments. I just know how to appreciate them but I didn’t really have the passion to learn how to make music of my own. I was really proud of my friend for already learning how to play the guitar and now the piano. Next up she said was the drums.
I like movie soundtracks. They are more meaningful and they actually somehow summarizes the whole mood of a movie. For me, probably the most emotional and beautiful soundtrack is that of City of Angel’s Iris by Goo Goo Dolls. It was a drama and the song just felt really perfect for the whole message of the song.
There are also those soundtracks which are just being fun and playful but there are also really great ones. I also like Linkin Park’s songs for those Transformers movies.
What are your favorite OST’s?
This week, I seemed to have gone to the gym every single day. That is dedication. Too dedicated in fact that my body is all sore and tired right now. I can’t imagine the last time this happened to me. I seriously don’t even know why I decided to go to the gym for five days straight. I must have been really bored maybe. Or I didn’t have anything better to do than go to the gym. Whatever it was, I feel so sorry now that I went all out with the workout thing. At this rate, I would be such a boring companion this weekend since I will probably just stay at home and do nothing at all. With the way I am feeling right now, I deserve a long weekend of rest and relaxation.
But I think the guys have something planned for us this weekend. I just cannot remember exactly what it was we were supposed to do. I just know that it definitely won’t be peace and quiet for sure. There goes my plan of being a hermit this weekend. Anyhow, before they storm inside my house to force me to do something I wish I could get out of, I must try to rest my body for a bit. Working out is really great for you but this is too much.
What is it with guys using songs to make a girl fall in love with them? Yes, I have done this also and I still wonder why ever did I do that? I remember doing this a long time ago and I was dedicating a song to this girl I really liked. With the letter that I gave her, there was also a copy of the song. I then told her that if she listens to the lyrics of the song, I felt the same way too. I related every line of the song to what I felt for her. It was really cheesy that I could not bear to mention what the song was. I cringe at the thought of what I did. Well, at least, that girl gushed over it and then we dated for six months.
Sometimes, you have to get creative and if dedicating a song to a girl can make things happen for you then by all means, do it. We are not exactly great songwriters and we need an artist’s song just to share what we feel. Maybe it’s because we are just really lazy to come up with all the right words and borrowing someone else’s is better and easier.
I am sure I am not the only one who is guilty of doing this once in their lives. I just wish that the guys who do this really mean what they say and not just to feel really cool and romantic when they are just going to fool the girl.
When I say the classics, I don’t exactly mean the really old songs. I just meant the songs that have been so popular at its time that it has been considered a classic of its generation. Today, I was updating my iPod and I thought that it would be great if I added songs that I don’t really listen to right now. I downloaded a lot of songs from the 80’s and the 90’s. The songs then were really great and better than today in terms of the lyrics and what it meant. R&B songs of before were quality songs, full of love and romance but the music of today are all about partying, booty shaking, booze and sex. Love is now synonymous to those things. I admit I still enjoy those kinds of songs but I would prefer the classics.
I have nothing but good words to say about women. I completely respect them and I am not like those guys who think girls are the inferior group and that they can’t do some things that only men can do. I do not believe that to be true because I have known a lot of women who are very capable of doing things that men can do and sometimes, they can do it even better. Just like this woman who also goes to my gym. I completely admire her because of her dedication and hard work. She does all the things that most women actually cannot ever do. She is one tough cookie that one.
I was lifting weights and she was beside me and she was also lifting some heavy weights. I really stopped working out and talked to her. I told her how amazed I was to see a woman who was taking working out seriously. Every time she does something tough, it is like effortless for her. Not to be a sexist but most girls would really have a hard time with the things she does. She merely laughed and told me not to put a lot into it. She’s just trying to work out and be healthy. As any girl would, she says she still loves running on the treadmill.
One of my friends had a nice little backyard barbecue for lunch and he invited us over. All of us joked about what the occasion could be why we were invited to something like that. It wasn’t the fourth of July so there should not be any reason why we were having barbecue. When we asked our friend, he said that he just wanted to test his grilling skills. Hmm, we did not believe anything he said. We all decided to just let him be while we enjoyed the free food!
After we were all done eating and we were just being lazy sitting around, some of us already sipping beer, our friend just suddenly talked and explained why he had the barbecue lunch. He was transferring to Europe in a few weeks and this was probably his last backyard lunch with us. We were stunned because we did not expect that. We even thought that it might be his way of saying that he got some girl knocked up or something. But it was not because he was leaving. Without waiting for us to ask him why, he explained that he was going to Europe for his job at the bank. After some more words and reaction from us, we were just sincerely happy for him. It would be sad not having him around anymore but it was a great opportunity for him and we were just thankful that he served us some barbecue while he announced his plan.
Personal anthems are those songs which you really believe in. During days which you feel like really down or sad after a breakup or a stressful day at work, you immediately listen to a song which uplifts you and makes you feel a lot better.
My personal anthem would have to be New Radicals’ You Get What You Give. This is my favorite part:
But when the night is falling
And you cannot find the light
If you feel your dream is dying
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget you only get what you give
What’s your personal anthem?