Archive for April, 2008

Here I am again in the wee hours of the morning typing an entry on my blog while I’m at a state of insomnia. I’m taking this opportunity to update my blog for me to feel a bit productive while I’m still wide awake at this hour of the day with nothing to do and also since I don’t get to update my blog that much due to my laziness and the so-called “writer’s block”.

I really don’t have any sensible thing to narrate since my life isn’t as exciting nowadays (wait, when did it even become exciting in the first place?). This summer vacation is such a boring one for me. There’s really not much things to do. Well at least not much of the EXCITING activities that SHOULD be done during summer vacation a.k.a having fun, relaxing, and having worry-free outings and escapades with friends and family. Yes, I don’t have those kinds of things this summer. All I have are headaches (both literally and figuratively speaking) and moments of unproductiveness.

Anyway since this summer vacation of mine is not fun at all, I just try to do the thing that I enjoy doing the most, which is listening to music. Music has been a big part of me ever since I was young. I love listening to different kinds of music even back when I was a child athough it seems like music doesn’t really love me that much. Hahaha! It has been one of my methods for relaxation and “healing.” I don’t settle on a particular genre/type of song but instead, I try to explore each and every genre/type. And honestly, I sometimes cannot classify correctly as to what genre/type a song really belongs to due to the fact that most songs nowadays are composed of a mix of different types/genres. Besides, I really don’t care since I only listen to songs that catch my attention and are fit to go with whatever mood I have.

Currently I’m into Korean songs, most specifically the songs of DBSK. My WMP’s library is actually composed of 50% DBSK songs, 25% Korean songs (songs performed by Korean artists apart from DBSK), and the remaining 25% is a mix of English, Filipino, and Chinese songs. Nowadays, I’m particularly hooked to DBSK’s “Begin“, “One“, “Proud“, “You Only Love“, “I’ll be there“, and “Your Love is All I Need” as well as JaeJoong’s solo song entitled “Footsteps.” These songs are not exactly new, they’re not even part of their newest Japanese album entitled “T” for making it to the number one spot of the Oricon Singles Chart. I just don’t know if they were able to sustain it to get the number one spot in the weekly charts but nevertheless, it’s still an achivement for the dong bang boys. Yay!). But I just got addicted to these songs when I saw the videos of them performing these song in some of their concerts. I actually downloaded the videos and asked Patti to convert them into MP3 format so I could include them in my media player. So basically, their live performances of these songs really got me intrested in them. In fact, even if I have them in MP3 format already, I still play the videos everytime I want to hear these songs. There’s something with their performances which makes me love the songs even more as well as DBSK. :)

Aside from DBSK’s songs, I’m also into Whitney Houston and Carrie Underwood songs lately. Don’t ask me why because I also don’t know the reason behind it. One fine day, I just found myself downloading their songs from Limewire. I particularly love Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” and “I Have Nothing” while I love Carrie Underwood’s “Ever Ever After”, “When You Remember”, “Some Hearts”, and “It Starts with Goodbye.” I guess their ability to hit high notes just amazes me. Hahaha.

But my most favorite songs lately to which listening the them the whole day would be just fine to me are Beyonce’s “Listen”, David Cook’s version of “Always Be My Baby” (an original by Mariah Carey), and David Archuleta’s “When You Believe.” I just love listening to these songs especially to David Cook’s version of “Always Be My Baby.” I’m not really a fan of his but when I saw his performance during American Idol 7 MC week, I just totally fell in love with the song. He sang it in a very different way – well at least different from MC’s version. He owned the song and he definetly nailed it. Right after watching his performance, I immediately looked for the full verision. Luckily, I found one. Hahaha. David Archuleta also did a very nice version of “When You Believe”, which he also sang during American Idol 7’s MC week. These two guys definetly gave a different feel to these songs. Too bad Michael Johns was eliminated early. I would have wanted to know how he would sing a song by MC. =( As for Beyonce’s “Listen”, I guess I got addicted to it because so many singers nowadays are singing this song just to show their “belting” prowess. But I have to say that Beyonce’s version is still the best.

Anyway, I added the YouTube links of some videos of the performances by DBSK. I just felt like sharing it. Just click the title of the song on the 4th paragraph of this entry where I listed DBSK’s songs. Hehehe.  Oh, I also got the subbed versions of some of them just in case some of you can’t understand the songs and you want to understand their meanigs. lol. Sorry can’t find any subbed clips of the  others (or better yet GOOD SUBBED CLIPS of the others). Hehehe. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did (and still do)! =)

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