I’m still in a reading lull. I feel bad that I still haven’t made progress with the books I planned to read and reread but I’m challenging myself to finish Atonement before this month ends.
…this Sunday Currently entry. I initially planned to write an entry about the things I’m loving this month but I thought I’d just summarize everything here.
…The Prince of Egypt as I’m writing this entry. The first time I watched this animated musical adaptation, I was in elementary school. As Catholic school kids, we were required to watch movies like this. We shared our school’s mini auditorium with hundreds of other students, it was noisy, and it was hot as the venue didn’t have AC… but I remember loving the movie so much despite all that. I loved the soundtrack, too.
I’m still not done with The World of the Married but I’m halfway through the series. Should I make a separate entry about cheating? Char.
…to BTS!!! Sobrang late ko na!!! Hahaha!
Backstory: I have a very diverse taste in music. Blame it on growing up with Myx, MTV, and Channel V… I feel like there isn’t a music genre that I permanently fixated on. Okay, maybe for certain periods of my life: I went for boy bands and Britney in elementary, OPM bands in high school, pop in college. You get the point. It’s still changing depending on my mood, on which lyrics get through to me, and which melodies stick. I’m still discovering and rediscovering artists from different decades and genres. Sometimes I listen to my mum’s favorite songs from the 70s and 80s, I listen to Hillsong, I listen to indie rock / pop bands. I let Spotify surprise me with new favorites. I honestly just didn’t think I’d ever be a K-Pop fan… a fan of BTS for this matter. HAHAHA! Wow, coming from somebody who used to know Eminem lyrics by heart when she said she’ll never be into rap music, and actually considered loving Good Charlotte because of a guy she used to like. My point being I usually end up eating my own words. Lol.
I think this BTS craze started when I was browsing videos to watch on YouTube. Blackpink just released their collab with Selena Gomez and people were having mixed reactions about the song. I realized that I didn’t know anything about K-Pop at all. During that time, BTS also just released Dynamite’s music video and I told myself I’d give it a chance. I LOVED IT! No, I was OBSESSED with it. I was playing the song and its different versions the whole freaking day. Being the BTS clueless that I was, I had to watch a video about the members because, at first, I couldn’t even tell them apart. Lol. I started listening to other songs on Spotify, and watching their music videos on YouTube. Even then, I didn’t think I’d go ~*crazy*~ over BTS. I thought, meh~ maybe their music label banked on their good looks… and… autotune. Until I watched their carpool karaoke with James Corden and I heard Jungkook’s and Taehyung’s vocals. Eat my own words I did! Hahaha! And there was no going back since. I haven’t been this obsessed with a boy band since the F4 Fever we all had in high school. HAHAHA! My favorites are Jungkook, Taehyung, and Jin. Hihihi~
What’s even funnier is that I got Jet to watch their videos, too. I don’t know if he’s just so supportive of my obsessions or he was amazed by BTS’s Billboard achievements that are comparable to the Beatles.
…about what to eat for dinner.
…the days would go slower.
Hoping / Feeling
…I’d come into terms with my decision to wait it out. Sometimes I feel guilty for making excuses because of my doubts and fears.
…nothing in particular.
…to gain weight. :( And a rigid review schedule.
…my recent purchases. I went to my go-to ukay-ukay last week with no intentions of buying but I ended up with a pair of culottes and 4 skirts. Growing up, I wasn’t the skirt-wearing kind. I was a bit insecure of my legs because I thought they were dark (which was ironic because I loved wearing shorts anyway) and in college, somebody actually pointed out my legs’ flaws. I’ve grown more confident about my legs. I love ’em now. Anyhoo, I got 2 midi skirts, 1 knee-length, and a mini skirt that I can’t wait to wear. And it’s floral! I’ve seen a similar skirt on Lazada from Forever 21’s flagship store but I’m so happy I didn’t purchase it. I also bought a PINK leather jacket from an online shop on Instagram. I got it for a reeeeally good price because I was looking at similar jackets from Zalora and sus kamahal! I’m so happy because I’ve been dying to have it, tapos mura pa and it has a really good quality. Ukay-ukay 4lyf. Promise, quota-ng quota na. I won’t buy this year na. Lol.
I also love the bluetooth keyboard that Jet had been bugging me to buy! I can’t be trusted with anything techie and I was insisting not to purchase more because I could work without another gadget but he kept on saying it’s for my review and since I’ve signed up for Nursing courses all over the internet, and for my ~*blogging*~. Napaka-enabler. So ito, ginagamit ko na. Guess who’s eaten her words again?
I also love that on our recent Zoom call, Jet and I discovered screen sharing. On Google Maps, I virtually toured him around Legazpi, and he also showed me their house and some parts of La Trinidad, and the building in Mnl he stayed in for years. Tapos pwede na kami mag-stalk nang sabay. Char.
I also love the app Jet and I use for our Netflix dates. The first time Jet and I did a Netflix date, we just simultaneously clicked on play. When we watched The Hitman’s Bodyguard, we were having a hard time syncing our movies because the UAE version is longer. We had to pause many times so he could catch up. Hirap ‘di ba? I didn’t know there was an app called Rave where there is a video host and he/she could control when the video plays and stops. It’s like a “room” so you could also talk / chat while the video is playing. I think you can add as many people as you like. It works for Netflix and YouTube and other apps. The downside is, you can only watch a video that’s available in the country you’re in.
Speaking of Netflix dates, Jet is the perfect movie date talaga. I love how we have these extensive discussions after watching a movie. We love an expressive jowa. Haha. I have to finish this post fast because he’s just asked me to watch a movie with him since it’s his off. :)
*whispers thank God for technology* Hahaha!