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Friday playlist: 05 June

June 5, 2015

If you’ve been lucky enough to spot a rare glimpse of me this week then chances are you’ve seen me with earphones on. It’s been a long week where only music kept me company when I sometimes wished I could disappear. It’s been a crazy busy time at work as we’re all gearing up for a huge event this weekend as well as continuing with our normal workload. As I’ve been saying, we’ve all got to just #JBS – Just be strong!

Anywho, my playlist this week has been quite an interesting one from a contrast of new singles released and major flashbacks to some classic hits. It’s been a good balance and has kept me happy amongst all the stress and busy vibes.

Let’s see what I’ve had on repeat this week – I hope you discover a few new favourite songs from this list!

Black Magic – Little Mix

Pretty Girls – Britney Spears ft. Iggy Azalea

Unbreakable  Smile – Tori Kelly

Hey Mama – David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

Sparks – Hilary Duff

Sweet Beginnings -Bebe Rexha

Alice – Bianca Ryan

Impossible – Shontelle

Crush – David Archuleta

Overprotected – Britney Spears

Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do) – Mya

No Scrubs – TLC

The Boy is Mine – Bandy and Monic

It seems like a mainly female focused playlist this week with the exception of the two Davids (haha, kind of funny). These songs are amazing and I’m really enjoying Alice from Bianca Ryan – her voice is simply beautiful. The music video is wonderful with one of my favourite young dancers, Chloe Lukasiak!

What are you currently listening to?

Life, Music

Let’s not be put into a box

March 21, 2015
lets not be put in a box

I’m in one of those moods where all I want to do is write about the things people have been saying to me. Blame it on my current playlist of Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, The Beatles and Echosmith with a sprinkling of Beck singles coupled with the rain outside.

From my taste in music to my apparent “innocent” views on life, I find myself in the middle of pretty intriguing conversations. One such conversation was had a day after I had a friend listen to a few songs from artists like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and a Korean pop group, 2NE1. It was about my varied interests which are quite vastly different to each other with no real link of any sort.

First, let me backtrack a bit because by now many of you might be at the part about Paris Hilton and LiLo. Yup, I like their music, a lot. When I admitted this to the team I work with, it warranted one of them to throw yet another wad of post-its at me – the last time was when I admitted to loving Lucy Hale’s music. Thanks Mo, I could have gotten a paper cut y’know! With that said, neither Mo nor my team were even remotely impressed with my musical confession – my apologies guys… or not.

Then as I mentioned above, I played a few select songs for one of my designer friends, Tom. A day later we were catching up over popcorn and vanilla tea and we got back onto the topic of music. He made a comment on how I have quite a selection of interests and can go from one topic to another in five minutes flat. At first I didn’t know what to really say to this but he reassured me that it’s actually not a bad thing and probably is a good skill because I can then talk to many different types of people. This then got me thinking, does this mean I am then multifaceted?

I love animation, anime, manga and Japanese culture but at the same time enjoy detailed documentaries and current affairs. I listen to rap music then can switch to Disney songs and have recently been introduced to some classics. I enjoy writing (of course) and drawing whilst also loving gaming (currently going back to the classic Sega years). I like fashion and looking at the various runway shows whether it be in Tokyo, Paris or New York City but anything related to astronomy can have me hooked for hours too. In the space of ten minutes I could probably talk about a handful of things.

So, I’ve realised when people point out that I have so many interests, that it’s not really a bad thing. I used to think that it was and I’m not too sure why. I guess I just felt that because people could not place me in one box, that it wasn’t an ideal impression to give off. Who has time to be placed in a box, right? I’d rather be outside of the box discovering new things than be constrained by four walls. In the end, why regret who you are. I realised I have so many different types of friends because in some way or another I can relate to any type of personality if I felt I needed to. 

This was a tad long, but can any of you relate to this?