Feeling Nostalgic: 2006 Songs

I’ll add new category in this blog called “feeling nostalgic”

this time, I am taking you guys back to the year 2006.  A year when everything happened and gradually changed my life. moved to another house for a temporary amount of time, turmoil inside the family, happiness and sadness in school life but thankfully the music was still upbeat and great (if i can say better than nowadays).

I am by any chance not a fan of Nelly Furtado but when i downloaded and listened this song for the first time, it kept playing inside my head like literally the next hour and even the next days. the beat is just awesome even though some people complained about the unnecessary ‘hey’ in the background vocal.

FIFA world cup 2006 in Germany is and by far the best World Cup I have ever experienced and watched. Overall matches were excellent, including the soundtrack itself. This is the official theme for FIFA WC 2006 and the beat, the lyric, the artist — complete excellence!

As i have mentioned, WC 2006 soundtrack consists of great songs including this one by Il Divo and Toni Braxton. Eventually this song is like a must played whenever i started my day in the morning before i went to school.

Surely Il Divo was the highlight of WC 2006 because not only once but two times they recorded song for the soundtrack. This song performed with Celine Dion was written so beautifully that it could be a reminder to all of us that no matter how big your dream is, you must never give up to chase it. Unlike Time of Our Lives, i prefer to play this song at night because it just gives you the ‘calm nerve’ effect. dunno bout you guys but that’s just me.

Ok. I am not a big ‘dance/techno’ fan but for some reason I enjoyed this song A LOT! like literally, all the radios at that time played this song every single day.

Again, I am not a fan of artist like Black Eyed Peas but this song is just great and really boost your mood especially before you start your daily activities.

I am a fan of James Bond movies and its soundtracks (quite odd for a female of course) and when I heard about Daniel Craig as the new James Bond replacing Pierce Brosnan, my heart sunk. I mean, how on earth this short blonde become “JAMES BOND”?! In my mind, I bet Ian Fleming was cursing like crazy from up there thinking his character had turn blonde. LOL. ok, enough with the rambling. When I first saw Casino Royale in cinema, I was like hmm opening scene looked good but when the theme by Chris Cornell started playing — OMG — it was like ‘ HECK YEA THIS IS AWESOME ‘. and then i got hooked. by both the movie and the song. I took back the words about Daniel Craig and I actually started a group online about full support of him as James Bond. I saw Casino Royale again for another 3 times (in total i saw it 4 times in cinema) and I immediately bought the soundtrack and replayed the theme song until i got super bored. Chris Cornell is just amazingly A-W-E-S-O-M-E in the way he sang and composed the music. And i am proud to say, this is THE BEST JAMES BOND THEME SONG EVER CREATED!

So, what about you? You have any favorite songs from the past? especially 2006? Would love to hear your thought!

Yours Truly 🙂



My Song Selections For Valentine’s Day 2015

It’s 2/4/2015

10 more days into Valentine’s Day.

Anybody feeling the romance already?

Are you excited or is it just blah for you?

If you are excited then good for you! Well, i am also excited and looking forward for it! If you are not excited for it then well just enjoy this post! 😉

FYI, Valentine’s Day does not have to be associated with just couples activity. It could be a day when you can celebrate it with your family, your friends, your co-workers, your teachers, your neighbors, or even a stranger you meet on the street. Hey, who knows what?! That stranger you meet on the street could be the love of your life in the future (for those singles out there).

Anyway, talking about ideas and stuff for Valentine’s Day will take hours to compile it into one single short post. This time I am going to share my song selections for Valentine’s Day. Alert, some of these songs might seem a bit outdated because they were literally made way before we even associated ourselves with Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, etc. But don’t worry, I also add some of the recent ones. Mind you that this post solely based on my opinion and I am not paid by certain artist or record company to market the songs so please, if you have any critics or what, feel free! I welcome criticism 🙂

P.S.: this list is random so there’s no rank.

1. Carole King – Anyone At All (from You’ve Got Mail soundtrack)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan on Valentine’s Day movie marathon with your bf/gf/spouse? Depend on how you rate your romantic level, this movie will always be my ultimate favorite! This movie was also the one that triggered me more than 10 years ago to put New York City as my permanent home in the future. Well, guess what?! Here i am in NYC been surviving and living for the past 4 years. 🙂 The song itself, sang by Carole King, could not be more than perfect. The melody, the lyric, the story — perfection. And yes, this song is dedicated to my boo. 🙂

2. Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams – I Finally Found Someone (from The Mirror Has Two Faces soundtrack)

When I heard this song for the first time, I was like ‘Holy Crap, Babs and Bryan are just to good to be true’. As a fan of Babs (short for Barbra), I always play this song whenever I feel like needing a mood booster or something. Romantic and calming at the same time, it went very well with the movie theme. If you are curious, just listen to the music and examine the lyric. I am not going to spoil what the movie is about (you can always google it i know) but if you can, please watch Mirror Has Two Faces. It is funny and sad at the same time. Hint: about two person who think they would be just casual in partnership but turns out to be even more than casual. 😉

and again, boo, this is for you 🙂

3. Melissa Manchester – Through The Eyes of Love (theme from Ice Castles)

This theme got stuck in my head thanks to a local oldies radio that played it again and again when i was a kid. I liked the song but unfortunately, when you are a kid, you just like a song without even bother of figuring out the meaning of it. Not until like when I watched Ice Castle on local TV and listened to the song again, I immediately realized that the song was more than just romance but about coping with hurts and dreams. The movie itself was not the best but if you can, watch it.

4. Lifehouse – You and Me

I actually cannot comment much on this song but I do think this is a good song for Valentine’s Day. I do not have any particular reason or story why I put this one but after couple of times hearing it, it is just pure romantic especially if you want to dedicate this to your loved ones (or as they said, expressing how you like and love that special one). I loved the song when i first heard it on the radio and what’s funny is that boo actually sent the song to me. Ha! 😉

5. Clean Bandit – Rather Be feat Jess Glynne

Ok, you might think I am nuts by putting this one but please listen to the song couple of times and read the lyric. It may be not a ‘romantic’ per se but it can be romantic if you (back again to number 4) are trying to express your feeling to your beloved ones without being too too romantic. I know a lot of people who are having a hard time expressing their feeling and might think ‘ah it’s too cheesy’ so the only way to do it is sometimes yes, by song that is considered safe but actually has a deep meaning inside it.

So, what do you guys think?

Yours Truly 🙂