Friday, April 12, 2013

Songs Worth Listening To

1.) Stay-Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko

2.)Helena Beat-Foster the People
3.) Sit Down Beside Me- Patrick Watson

4.) The One You Say Goodnight To-Kina Grannis

5.) U.N.I - Ed Sheeran

6.) Everybody Talks- Neon Trees

7.) Coast of Carolina- Telekinesis

8.) Turn To Stone- Ingrid Michaelson
9.) Moving to Mars- Coldplay 
10.) When I Was Your Man- Bruno Mars
11.) It's Time Imagine Dragons
12,) Stars- Beat! Beat! Beat!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Beauty Inside

"Don't judge a book by its cover." 
Okay, sure. But what if the cover changes every single day? Like, literally. This is the case with Alex, 
a guy who will look different everyday. One day, he might be an old asian woman. The next, he might turn into a tall and lanky blond man. But inside, he will always be Alex, the clever antique geek. 
Alex practically lived alone. Nobody knew him well, since his appearance changes everyday. For somebody like him, love seemed impossible. Of course there's still one night relationships, but nothing long and sustainable like what normal people might have. Alex knew this well, until he fell in love with Leah, a bright young woman who has a keen interest in antiques. 
What's going to happen now? 
Watch "The Beauty Inside", a 6 part social movie created by Intel and Toshiba. I promise you, you won't regret it. A quirky, unique, and adorable love story packaged in 6 short youtube videos involving antiques, kissing in a closed museum, and Matthew Gray Gubler.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"You should go out more, you know," said the girl, dipping the tip of her toes inside the cool green sea. She was thirteen at that time, with her wavy chocolate brown hair tied up into a messy bun, her sea green eyes looking far at the horizon, her porcelain-looking body sitting on top of a pile of golden sand.
"Nah, I don't think so, Annie," replied the boy, who was tying knots on a net with his fingers, sitting next to Annie. His tan skin was glistening under the orange sunset, his eyes(the same shade as Annie's) fixed on his knot, and his thin lips were forming a straight line.
"Oh I sense so much joy being around you, Finn," replied Annie, rolling her eyes. Sarcasm always brighten the fourteen year old boy up, she thought in mind.
But it wasn't working. He was still fixed on his knot, probably shutting the world around him. Even shutting Annie, who could always bring  a smile upon his face.

"Hey Finn," she called, trying to get his attention. Finally, he looked up from his knot, his eyes settling on hers.
"Hm?" he asked.
"You can't keep on doing this to yourself, you know," Annie started, looking at his eyes with pure concern.
"Doing what?"
"You know, keeping your distance from everything," Annie continued, her eyes growing larger. "Not from your mother, and not from me."
Finnick paused, digesting every word that Annie said. Annie tried to put her hand on his shoulder, but he flinched away.
"Sorry, I still have the feeling that I'm in the," there he paused, his eyes grew large as he remembered that horrifying place,"arena." He took Annie's hand in his and placed her hand on top of his shoulder. "Thanks. I really need this," he said with a weak smile, gesturing to Annie's hand on top of his shoulder.
"It still gives you nightmares doesn't it?" she asked worriedly.
Finnick looked down and continued to tie more knots. He nodded. It's been months since the Games had been over. Finnick won, and he thought that by coming back home to his mother and Annie would fix everything. But it didn't. He couldn't go back. He went there as an innocent 14 year old boy, and returned as a murderer. It gave him nightmares. Sometimes he might woke up screaming at the dead of night, dreaming of the girl from District 11 that he murdered with his trident, asking him why he had to kill her . Or the mutts that chased him deep in the forest . But the thought that scared him most was losing Annie. He can't lose her. But if he does not do as he was ordered, President Snow will find her. And torture her. He grimaced at the thought. He can't let that happen. No, he won't let that happen. Ever.
"I don't get it," Finnick said, looking at the soothing sky.
"Get what?" asked Annie, fixing Finnick's knot with her tiny and trained fingers.
"You treating me the same way before I joined the games," Finnick replied, still fixing his eyes on the sky.
"Because I am a murderer," he answered, looking at Annie. His eyes were red with fury, regret, and despair.
"No, you are Finnick Odair, my friend," Annie said.
Finnick scoffed. "I killed those tributes Annie. I killed them and watched them die," he said, his voice filled with anguish, hating himself for what he had done.
"You had no choice, Finn," Annie said with her soothing voice. "It was not you who killed them. It was them," she said with anger and disgust, referring to the people in Capitol.
"But I shouldn't have killed all those people," Finnick said.
"No, they shouldn't have invented the games," she replied.
"Even then, I am still a killer," Finnick said, mourning all those dead tributes he murdered.
Annie sighed, and stopped talking. She picked up the yarns she brought, and started to work on them.
"What are you making?" Finnick asked, looking at the unfinished strands of yarn in Annie's lap.
"Wait for it, you impatient blond," Annie said, still concentrating on her yarns.
"My hair is bronze, Ann," Finnick said with a weak smile.
"Uhuh," Annie replied.
After a few minutes, Annie smiled with satisfaction at her creation.
"Close your eyes," she instructed.
Finnick chuckled, "What are you doing?"
"Just do as you were told," Annie said.
Finnick did as he was told, and he felt Annie's hands pulling his hands to his back. Then he felt the rough yarn tied around his wrists.
"Annie.." he said with a smile, still closing his eyes. "What are you planning to do? Tie me up and drown me?"
"Yeah right, if I were going to murder you, I wouldn't be drowning you in the sea," she replied, knowing that Finnick was a great swimmer. "Now open them."
Finnick opened his eyes, and found Annie standing in front of him, smiling. He wanted to brush a strand of her hair away from those green eyes of hers, but found that his hands were tied back with a make-shift handcuff Annie made for him.
"Ann, what's this?" Finnick asked with amusement.
"A handcuff," she replied. "You know, coz' you're a criminal and all."
Finnick laughed. "Okay, okay, you caught me. Now what do you want me to do?"
"I want you to.." Annie paused, thinking of a list of stuff she want Finnick to do.
"To slow!" Finnick said suddenly, and in a flash he undid the knot (which Annie purposely made loose) and splashed water from the sea at Annie. Annie squealed as the cold water sprayed her, and she chased Finnick who had ran away before she could say something.
They continued to play in the beach, splashing water at each other until they were soaking wet. For once, Finnick had forgotten everything about the Games. All he cared about was Annie, and nothing could ever change that.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Up With The Birds

At times like this she just don't know what to do anymore. Everything, it seemed, was holding her down. The world asked too much from a flawed, weak, and incapable young girl. She just buried her soulless face into a pile of pillows on her bed, trying to shut the world outside even though she knew she was still inside that scary, big, unpredictable place.
She just laid on her bed motionless, too powerless to even drink a glass of water. "This is what I really am," she said to herself wearily.
She was just a girl, nothing more. She was not that superhero she had led everyone to believe. She was not strong enough to just suck it up and carry on. No, she was too weak, far too weak. Her parents, her peers, the school, everyone, wanted 110% from her. Being the perfect daughter, the perfect student, the perfect friend, the perfect lover, the perfect human. But what she didn't realize then was that she can't be perfect, because nobody is. Deep down in her heart, she knows this. But she still force herself to do things beyond her reach, killing herself slowly inside, like keeping herself in a toxic bubble.
Saying "It's fine" even though it's bludgeoning her inside.
Saying "I can handle it" even though she knew she's carrying a thousand pounds of responsibility on her back.
Hiding excruciating pain behind a lively smile, clouding the people around her from her true feelings. Being the tough girl, the strong one, the armored human. But armors rust and hers did. She didn't cry, though, she never did. To her, crying won't fix anything. That was true, but crying was better than containing that massive weight in her chest.
Sometimes she wished she could just leave school, leave her family, leave everything and just fly up with the birds, away from the world, away from everything and just fly. She wished a flock of birds would just scoop her up from this earth and bring her up to a place where nothing will pull her down, even gravity.
She turned on her iPod and let the sad yet uplifting music surround her. She closed her eyes and just listened, reliving the lyrics of the song. Never before had the perplexing lyrics from that song seemed like diary entries of her own. She closed her eyes and for a moment then, she was not in this world. She was soaring high up in the sky, high up with the birds.

Listen to Up With The Birds

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Coldplay Song Quotes

  1. "People moving all the time inside a perfectly straight line. Don't you wanna just curve away?" -Strawberry Swing
  2. "Now the sky could be blue, I don't mind, without you it's a waste of time." :) -Strawberry Swing.
  3. "So I won't show or feel any pain. Even though all my armor might rust in the rain." -Up With the Birds
  4. "Do you ever get the feeling that you're missing the mark?" -Hurts Like Heaven
  5. "Once upon a time we fell apart, you hold it in your hands the two halves of my heart." -Princess of China
  6. "On concrete canvas I'll be making my mark, armed with a spray can soul." -Hurts Like Heaven
  7. "When she was just a girl she expected the world, but it flew away from reach so she ran away in her sleep."-Paradise
  8. "Life goes on it gets so heavy."-Paradise
  9. "I know the sun must set to rise."-Paradise.
  10. "Be a cartoon heart,"-Charlie Brown.
  11. "We'll run riot, we'll be glowing in the dark."-Charlie Brown
  12. "I'd rather be a comma than a full stop." -Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  13. "I feel my heart start beating to my favorite song."-Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  14. "So you can hurt me bad. But still I'll raise the flag."-Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  15. "When you're tired of racing and you found you never left the start."-Don't Let It Break Your Heart
  16. "Even in your rains and shadows, still we're never gonna part."-Don't Let It Break Your Heart
  17. "But life is for living we all know, and I don't wanna live it alone." -Life Is For Living
  18. "It just seems that upstream I keep rowing, still got such a long way to go."-U.F.O.
  19. "But that's alright sometimes sunlight come streaming through the holes."-U.F.O.
  20. "Through chaos as it swirls, it's us against the world."-Us Against the World
  21. "When you lose something you can't replace."-Fix You
  22. "When you love someone but it goes to waste." -Fix You
  23. "You don't know how lovely you are."-The Scientist
  24. "Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard." -The Scientist.
  25. "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you."-Yellow
  26. "Am I part of the cure, or am I part of the disease?"-Clocks
  27. "Gravity release me and don't ever hold me down."-Life in Technicolor ii
  28. "Just because I'm hurting, doesn't mean I'm hurt."-Lost
  29. "So I look in your direction but you pay me no attention don't you?"-Shiver
  30. "Give me real, don't give me fake."-Politik
  31. "We Just gotta turn up to be heard."-Major Minus
  32. "When the truth is, I miss you."-Warning Sign
Yep, these are only a few of my favorite quotes from my favorite band :) Oh, and this guy is Guy Berryman, Coldplay's bassist  :3