Songs of the Week: The Great Gatsby’s Soundtrack

Since I have not managed to get off my ass to do anything productive for the past week, I will have to post 2 songs of the week. Recently. the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby came out. And both songs that I’ve chosen this week are from that promising soundtrack.

I’ve always been a fan of Florence and the Machine, and I’ve never failed to fall in love with any of their songs. Over the Love is no exception. Florence Welch‘s voice has so much emotion in her songs. This song was made for the movie, with the references to the “green lights” in the novel.

The next song is Lana Del Rey‘s Young and Beautiful. I haven’t heard her songs before, but this song was a good place to start. The melody is so sad and melachonic, and the lyrics asking if you’ll still love them when they’ll no longer young and beautiful is something that everyone wonders once in a while. Both of these songs from the soundtrack are definitely must-hears. No words from my bumbling mouth could do them justice.

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A Dull Life

Hello all. Been a while since I’ve updated, sorry about that. With only one final left, I can finally start catching up on life. I’ve been catching up on the latest episodes of Game of Thrones, and I can’t believe I haven’t read the books yet. I’ll get to it eventually.

I’ve also recently went to the Baker’s Market (at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre), after missing it for 2 years now because of work. I was slightly disappointed, because I was expecting more vendors. It somehow resembled a more sophisticated version of a bake sale, but the goods they had were still delicious. They had macarons, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, croissants, cake pops, and so on. Most of the stalls give out samples of their baked goods to taste before you buy them. I only wish that there was a greater variety to the choices of goodies.

Here’s a few pictures from my very limited life outside of school recently. I’ll try to get a life, but I only have a week for break before summer semester starts again. On the bright side, my birthday is coming up, which means presents! It is slightly alarming to realize I only have about five days left of being a teenager, but I suppose I’ll always act as if I’m still 15.

I’ll try to squeeze another blog update before I turn 20, but I’m not very good at motivating myself. I’ll end this post with a picture of my latest girl crush, Daenerys Targaryen from a Game of Thrones. 

I love this quote so much, girl power for the win! Thanks for putting up with my inane babbling, I’ll try to make my life sound more interesting before we all die of boredom.

 – S.A.W.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser

Screw studying. Forget that I have a final in 18 hours, I am going to spend the rest of my night rewatching and rewatching this trailer. I have waited weeks for this trailer to come out, and now I have to wait another 7 months before the movie comes out. Forgive me if I’m a little too excited, but I am squealing too loud to hear any of your judgement.  I don’t even mind that Josh Hutcherson is still shorter than Jennifer Lawrence, look at all the new clothes! Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, the trailer of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

They fought and won their survival in the Hunger Games, and now they must fight again before the fire catches to start a rebellion they may have helped create. So heartbreaking in so many ways, I may be too emotionally invested in this series. Look, a gif! Not mine though, still haven’t figured out how to make these. Ahhhhhhhh, I can just stare at this forever and ever and ever.

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 – S.A.W.

Song of the Week: Laura Welsh’s Hollow Drum

I know it has not yet been a week since I posted my last song of the week, but I’m all for breaking the rules, even if there aren’t any. This week’s song pick is Hollow Drum by Laura Welsh. I can across this song while I was watching Grey’s Anatomy (season 9 episode 18). One of the reasons I love Grey’s Anatomy is that they always introduce great new artists during the drama, including The Postal Service’s Such Great Heights, Psapp’s Cozy in the Rocket, The Fray’s How to Save a Life, Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars, and Brandi Carlile’s The Story. Did I mention another reason I love Grey’s Anatomy is because there was one episode (season 9 episode 13) where the character Miranda Bailey makes a Hunger Games reference? Did I also mention that I’m obsessed with the Hunger Games? Sorry, got a bit side tracked there. I tend to run around losing my head whenever the Hunger Games is mentioned.

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SAW’S Favourite Korean Dramas of 2012 (PART II)

Hello, I’m sure that any people unlucky enough to be reading this blog is already bored to death about how sick and tired I am of school, papers, and exams, but here I am, once again complaining. It’s depressing having to hole yourself up at home to force yourself to concentrate on school work. All work and no play makes for a very dull life. So ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, let us start on the countdown for my top 3 Korean dramas of 2012, because nothing makes me happier than indulging in one of my favourite pastimes.

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After The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Big is Gong Yoo‘s first drama after his discharge from mandatory military service. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince was one of the first Korean dramas I ever watched, and it is one of my all-time favourites. Gong Yoo plays both Seo Yoon Jae, a doctor engaged to the leading female, Gil Da Ran (played by Lee Min Jung from Boys Before Flowers), and Da Ran’s student, Kang Kyung Joon. Because of a car accident, Kyung Joon awakens to find himself in the body of his teacher’s fiance, Yoon Jae. With only Da Ran who knows about the body switch, they try to figure out what to do next. Also, Suzy from miss A plays the obsessive friend of Kyung Joon. While the concept of soul and body mix-up is not by any means new, what made this drama one of my top favourites, the comedy and romance in it was very well done. It doesn’t hurt that Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung make a very pretty on-screen couple. 

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Song of the Week: Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive and The Host Movie Review

Hello y’all. Sorry for being absent, but with the semester coming to an end, I have about a million papers and finals to worry about. I’ll try to blog more often, but no promises. Not that anyone cares.

For this week’s song pick, we have Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive. I found this song while watching the trailer for The Host that came out March 29th. From there, I went on to see the music video for Radioactive, and while seeing stuffed animals killing each other confused me in the beginning, I was hooked onto the song. Listening to it while walking down the street makes my life seem so much more exciting than it actually is. Imagine Dragons has found a new fan in me.

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