SPAM it’s the spiced post-colonial Americana military diet that settlers create for the Micronesian dream no, it’s microscopic off the border of u.s. wake up the islands to salty territories of unincorporated lands corporate heads eat king breakfasts on king-sized beds spiked with thyme and blossoms ripe for picking in horticulture it’s the difference between … Continue reading SPAM (poem)
Hello, bloggers! Welcome to this month's installment of "A Favorite Poem." Granted, it's a bit late coming, but all the same, I hope that it'll please you. 🙂 This month's poem is that of Michael Ondaatje's "What we Lost," which I just stumbled upon recently and fell in love with. Interestingly enough, the poem is … Continue reading A Favorite Poem (Issue #21)
Hey, bloggers! As you can see from the title of this post, I'm back from a short holiday break. I spent only a few days away, but it was much needed after being cooped up in the Normandy cold for the past two months. That said, where did I go? Answer: I went south! Just like a … Continue reading I’m Back! (after a short break)
Hey, bloggers! Just like with my previous times, I'll be away on vacation for my school's term break. As usual, I'll be taking a break from blogging while enjoying myself in some unknown destination (well, unknown to you, but not to me...). However, this break will be a short one, as I'll be returning early next … Continue reading (Short) Vacation Break!
Happy Valentine’s Day! (or “GALentine’s Day,” for that matter…) ❤
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something rant-worthy, and today happens to be the perfect occasion! So let’s get started, shall we?
Valentine’s Day, ah Valentine’s Day…
February 14th, let alone the entire February month, is just saturated with the concept of love: roses, the color pink, couples, candle-lit dinners, chocolates, kisses, and…sex. Yup, always comes down to the down-n’-dirty, no matter how you look at it.
The day also marks a hot mess of romantic and romantic-comedy films, and– just my luck!– this year, the holiday auspiciously falls on a Saturday (the perfect date night!). Okay, okay I admit, there are a handful of rom-coms out there that are decent. But then again, there are a shit-ton that are just finger-curling cheesy. Just melting (oozing!) with mozzarella (what is that movie called that’s coming out? Fifty Shades of Grey?). Man, I can’t stand ’em. I don’t understand…
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Hello, bloggers! With one day to go before the ever-commercialized Valentine's Day, I thought that I would put together a list of songs that I find apropos for the big day itself. A couple of years ago, I'd written a post on the same subject (which you can find here), and with this post, I'll … Continue reading My Valentine’s Day Playlist- Revisited!
A song to get into the Valentine’s Day mood! ❤
…and a very Happy Valentine’s Day, too! ❤ ❤ ❤
This year’s holiday of love and romance happens to fall on a Sunday, which I think is an opportune time to feature a Sunday Slow Jam! 😀
Just like with the last couple of “Sunday Slow Jams,” I am keeping with the theme of love, selecting ballads and slow-burners to set the mood for this special holiday. Today’s song is none other than Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” the hit single from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
When I first heard the song when it came out last year, I thought it was a lovely, if not perfect. Lovely in the sense that Ellie Goulding, one of my favorite singers, did a good job with the vocals, but imperfect in the sense that it had to be featured in an otherwise tepidly-received film (of which I…
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Greetings! Having read tons of literature while back in my schooling years (namely, high school and college), I would have to say that, while not all of them have particularly interested me, there were admittedly a few of them which have stayed close with me, even after all of these years. I admit, it's kind … Continue reading English Books I Liked From School
Hey, folks! Now, I don't know about you, but as a twenty-something-year-old, it's a big thing to go out at the end of the weekday and have a few drinks with your friends, especially after work. Perhaps even hit a club or house party afterwards, where there's more booze to get one absolutely smashed the next day, … Continue reading Types of Drunk People
Greetings, folks! Similar to what I'd done last week with K-pop music, I thought that I would do the same in this post on songs that I grew up listening to in the 2000's, considering that much of my early and teen years were spent then. It blows my mind to realize that over a … Continue reading My Childhood: 2000’s Music