Actually, the reason why I wasn’t able to write for the past few days was because….
I felt bored.
Convincing, yes? I don’t know about you guys but I randomly get bored even though my schedule is jam-packed. Did it ever occur to you to feel bored even if you are with someone, or you are in a bar with your favorite people or go shopping without restraints (well technically you kind of ‘have’ the resources to do so lol)? It sometimes happens to me, actually. I pretty much got bored all of a sudden and from there, I decided not to exert any conscious effort in ALL aspects. Say, for example, I started to play a no-brainer game instead of my usual logic games, did minimal decision-making for work and personal duties or made my mom decided what will I wear when I go to work. I think we all have rainy days like this – that you sometimes just want to let it all flow and don’t mind about whatever happens just because. On my case, it lasted for nearly a week. What happened to me was my mind had gone wandering around, however, I didn’t exactly feel sad. It’s as if I had a vacation, just that, it’s only my mind who left and wander off. But as the word ‘vacation’ implies, it’s only temporary and only lasts for a short period of time.
When I woke up today, it’s like the ‘be-the-usual-Joh’ Reset Button got turned on. I felt okay and relaxed and I already decided that I’ve got to do what I got to do already. But I guess, I needed that kind of ‘power off’ from my daily routine. I think it’s also good to relax all my active cells and be a pretty stagnant potato sometimes.
So now, It’s about time for me to continue my unfinished business. To my readers (Mico, Barbs, Coy, Ava), I hope you are still reading and actively share your thoughts to me about my blogs. Many thanks for your constant support! 😊
Day 7: List 10 songs that you’re loving right now.
(My genrè goes from Pop to RnB to Slow Rock so please understand why my playlist is kind of…..unique. Haha)
1.Standing At The Edge Of The Earth (Blessid Union of Souls)
– I particularly have this song in my Top 1 because I really, really like the meaning of the song. It talks about someone who is willing to wait for a person that only God knows when she/he’ll ever come back. The saddest part is, it was already anticipated that eventually, that person will leave. It’s not like I can relate, but what struck me most is the genuine feeling of trust and dedication. Favorite line: ‘I knew that this moment would come in time, that I have to let go and watch you fly. I know you’re coming back so why am I dying inside?’
2. Location (Khalid)
To be honest, this song was played again and again on radios, restaurants, and pubs which makes me unconsciously sing out loud. Haha. But one thing’s sure, I like this song not just because of the tune but because of the meaning. Khalid’s way of singing makes us think he’s bored yet there’s a hint of soul in it. The song talks about the younger generation about being so fixated in our mobile phones and finds it enough for us to communicate through SMS/Chat. He wants to reiterate about asking one’s ‘location’ and he will go there right away instead of having virtual conversations. Favorite line: ‘Send me your location, let’s focus on communicating ‘coz I just need the time and place to come through.’
3. Capsize (Frenship)
I love this song!! Lol. This song has 2 parts – first one talks about these 2 lovers who ended up being apart from each other and both of them are trying their best to move on, second part talks about the singer’s first love who changed him into a better person but still ended on a breakup and made the second verse dedicated to her. Although it sounds sad, It’s actually a mixture of both uplifting and despair kind of feelings. It had me on both tune and meaning which is why I have this on my playlist. Kind of a ‘reminder’ for me about my past relationships and the ‘could-have-been’ thoughts. No favorite line since I like everything about it.
4. Hey There Delilah (Plain White T’s)
This song is quite dear to me since my first love made me a song which is entitled ‘Hey there Johara’ which was mirrored to this song. Awww. Hahaha. Even though we ended quite bitterly, this song has been etched in my heart because if you have listened to this, the song goes on and one for her love to Delilah. It’s like a reminder to Delilah that wherever she goes, she is always in the guy’s heart and all the sweet things the guy have mentioned in the song is only for Delilah. The tune of the song gives off the feeling of being in the countryside. Favorite Line: ‘Hey there Delilah, don’t you worry about the distance. I’m right there if you get lonely. Give this song another listen, close you eyes.’
5. Sunset (Marques Houston)
Just like the title of the song, sunsets are the best part when the day comes to an end. The Sunset was compared to a relationship that ended but the guy has been thinking of the girl even after the breakup and hopes that one day, they would at least be friends. It also talks about how the guy adores the girl – how he was caught off guard by the girl and fell in love with her, or how he describes the girl as a rare catch. If you’re a girl who will listen to the song and feel for the guy, you’ll probably end up being sad. And betrayed. It’s as if the girl only loved the guy half-heartedly. Nonetheless, I like how sweet yet painful the song is. Favorite Line:.No matter what happened between me and you, I’ll always be the man that you could run to. I loved you then I love you now and forever ‘coz you’re my sunset.’
6. How Do I Breathe? (Mario)
RnB vibe on this song, by the way. The song makes you want to sing coz of the catchy tune. I’ve always been a fan of Mario and his songs and one of my all-time fave is this song. It talks about someone who feels lost and breathless after a breakup. Funny as it may seem but I find it kind of cute. Lol. The tune just piqued my interest and I listen to this song whenever I want to feel mushy. Hahaha.
7. More Than You Know (Axwell /\ Ingrosso)
When this song was first released on Spotify, it won my heart right away particularly the Acoustic Version. I didn’t know how an upbeat slash electro genrè turned into acoustic sounded so pure and sweet. All the more when I knew that the former ‘Swedish House Mafia’ group now known as the aforementioned can sing like that! Talk about total eargasm! The song talked about a lover being appreciated. This is my go-to song in times when rainy days are over me. It makes me feel refreshed, loved, and that there’s this one person who appreciates me best. It keeps me going. Favorite Line: ‘I just need to get it off my chest. More than you know, you should know that baby you’re the best.’
8. Ice Box (Omarion)
Going back to good ‘ol 2000’s! I think there is something about Black American’s voice which constantly keeps my playlists grow every single time. Like Mario, Omarion’s voice is so sexy. This song brought out the best in him. As someone who has gone through a difficult breakup, the song makes me guilty for some reason. Somehow, it’s like the guy will eventually get tired of me if I become too difficult to handle which leads him being cold to me and eventually, would give up. Ironic as it is, I like the song because it’s subtly saying that I should be transparent from the start since it’s a way to help each other. I mean, if the relationship fails, then at least there won’t be regrets since all has been said and all has been laid.
9. No Vacancy (One Republic)
Summer vibes coming from One Republic? It’s so refreshing! One Republic Songs are known to be emotional and dark, but this song is very different. It talks about someone who has felt new feelings, new life, and new discoveries. The guy found his love of his life and suddenly, his dull world became a rollercoaster ride. It’s a fun song – lyrics was well thought, tune is catchy, and the band had a great comeback. Favorite Line: ‘Used to be that I felt so damn empty, ever since I met you no vacancy.’
10. African Queen (2Face Idibia)
Anyone here who has watched PHAT Girls? If you haven’t, you wouldn’t want to miss it for the world! The song is an original soundtrack dedicated to this movie. The song talks about the lesson of the movie – about appreciation of oneself, the uniqueness of a woman’s beauty, ecstatic feeling of being in love. This band got their debut right after this song and guess what? The band is comprised black Americans! Quite similar vibe when you listen to Reggae, or with Kolohe Kai’s. Going back to the movie, I like it so much since it gives a beautiful meaning to the word ‘FAT’ or as the main characters would similarly pronounce it as ‘PHAT’ – Pretty, Hot And Thick and that is to love yourself whatever your physical disposition is. Body shaming has been the hobby of many social sharks especially when these people see that your body is not the ‘normal’ size as ‘it should be’. This movie heightens awareness to those ladies to embrace their unique body features and never be ashamed of it.
My gosh, I think I’ve expressed myself too much on a topic where one can simply give a one to two liner answers. Haha. I have to admit, this topic is really simple but I was able to lay down my inner thoughts on why I love these songs. I had too much fun in making this blog. 🙂
Well, I hope you didn’t get bored for reading though!
Out and About!