I Did It! (My 2012 Project 365: #nowplaying ) + My Top 2012 Songs

Weee! I did it! I completed my 2012 Project 365 which is to post #nowplaying posts everyday. Browse all you want, use the #nowplaying tag, but I posted everyday! WOOHOO!

I am planning to continue sharing good music to you guys so I will still do *belly roll* (Oh God, I love Pitch Perfect.) THE 2013 PROJECT 365: #NOWPLAYING! Woo to the hoo!

Anyway, I was planning to just announce that but I emailed this author I love about my favorite 2012 songs. Pretty much recommending good songs to her and sharing the love. So I thought, why not post it in my blog too? Yey! Two birds with one stone! So forgive me if it’s not that edited because this was only an email! I never intended to post it but here I am now. Haha!

*Not all of the songs were featured as a #nowplaying because I featured them at a music blog I contribute in, audiovortextropy.

So, the songs I loved this 2012! Or the songs I’m recommending to you!

1. Baby Blue by We Were Evergreen (Feel good song! It’s upbeat. We Were Evergreen is a Parisian indie electropop band. They use different types of xylophones, which I never knew had types, and ukelele, etc. :D)

2. On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons (I also loved “It’s Time”.)

3. Keep Breathing by The Slakadeliqs feat. Justin Nozuka

4. Paint the Pictures by of Verona (Can imagine it played in a movie. So good.)

5. I Can Lift A Car by Walk the Moon (It’s such a sad but uplifting song. I love it so much.)

6. This Love is Magic by Astoria Kings

7. The Good Life by Ellem (Super feel good!)

8. Trojans by Atlas Genius (It’s a 2011 release but it gained popularity this 2012, I think. *whatacheat*. I personally prefer the acoustic version because it sounds more meaningful since it’s mellow and slow.)

9. Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

10. Afraid of Summer by Lost Lander (It’s so sigh. Beautiful. I’m no writer but the violins, the lyrics, the timbre of voice, the haunting aaaaahhhs. <3)

11. TIGER BY GREYLAG (OH GAH I JUST CAN’T DESCRIBE. Probably my favorite song of the year. Lyrics, everything.)

12. This Side of Paradise by Coyote Theory (This is one of their mellow songs but they have upbeat too. They’re young (19-21 I think) but really talented!)

13. Open Road by Carousel (Roadtrip! Feel good with lyrics about living life, I think.)

And because I cannot not include these songs… Non-2012 releases!

1. Come Around by Tim and Jean (#1 feel good song of ALL TIME)

2. As You Choke by The Hunting Accident

3. Me and You by Strange Boys (I remember being super addicted to this and I can’t understand all of the lyrics and I wanted to sing with it. So… I emailed the band. No guts, no glory!)

4. Wild Leaves by Custom Kings (Seriously, I haven’t heard an Aussie band that sucked.)

5. Just Sing by Strange Vacation (Love the message of this song.)

6. Book Club by Arkells

Hope you’ll like these songs too.

Enjoy!

Bye 2012, hello 2013!

I Did It! (My 2012 Project 365: #nowplaying ) + My Top 2012 Songs

#nowplaying Stay Awake – Carousel

Hey guys! How come I didn’t know that Carousel released a song three weeks ago??? This is an epic fail for a fan like me. The song is still growing in me and I debated posting this or another song for today. I decided to post this today and the other on January 1st. Plus, Stay Awake. Yeap, I need to stay awake because it’s New Year’s Eve!

How was your 2012 guys? For me, it was overwhelming. Not just in blogging (weeee my stats!) but also in real life. School, extracurriculars, reading, watching, etc were all jam-packed. But I enjoyed 2012, I really did.

So cheers to 2012 and welcome 2013!

#nowplaying Stay Awake – Carousel

How to Name Your Hypothetical Future Son

Credits to Inche Fitri

Ever since I’ve read The Godfather, I’ve been wanting to name my unborn son Vito. Thus started my obsession with finding the perfect name for my son. Having taken up residence in my mind for quite a long while (it’s been over two years), I have successfully formulated ten tips in naming him. Yes, I do believe I will have a son. But that is not the point. I am now here to share these tips for a surefire awesome boy’s name.

1. A name that is not confusing.

Example of a confusing name: Will. Just imagine how taxing it would be on a toddler’s brain when you say, “Will, will you pick this up?”. Or when he hears people say “Will you shut up?”. Oh, the hurt he’d go through! He’d think someone’s calling him when they’re just saying the word “will”. Poor, poor kid.

2. A name that won’t be bullied.

Example of a name that DEFINITELY gets bullied: Dick. Seriously, do you hate your son? If you do so and you want him to spend eternity smartassing his way over all the jokes, go, name him Dick.

3. A name apt for wherever you are in the world.

This is what I call a geographic concern. See, there’s nothing wrong with naming your son Hunter or Nolan or Donovan. They are actually pretty cool names, if you live in the right place. A great name somewhere can be weird in another.

4. A name that is not hard to spell.

An example would be Pukanokick. Or those names with a tongue click in them.

5. A name apt for his ethnicity or skin color.

I wanna name my son Vito but if he’s far from being Spanish-looking or Latino-looking, I think it’s not apt. There goes Vito. I’m sad to see you go.

6. A name that is not a pet’s name.

Max. Please, no. No offense to my friend Max and all the Max’s in the world, but I will never ever name my kid Max.

7. A name that is not that common. John. Kevin. Paolo. Josh.

John. Kevin. Paolo. What are the chances he’ll have a classmate with the same name? Big.

8. A name with a good nickname.

An example would be Raphael. Then his nickname will be Hael, which sounds sweet and close, with all the breath you’ll release every time you say it. Hael. I am honestly tempted to name my son Raphael, even if it’s far from unique, because I’d love to call him Hael. Teehee.

9. A name that will sound good with his surname.

This is especially important and you cannot prepare for this unless you know what his surname’s gonna be. For me, this is the rule which prevents me from deciding the final name of my son.

10. A name that has a good origin story to tell.

At least give him that. If you’re gonna name him something weird, make sure its story is pretty damn funny or at least entertaining. “Hey, my name is Prince Charming because my mom was obsessed with this revisioned fairytale shit show, Once Upon a Time.” See, though it breaks Rule #1. I still think people should have a good story to tell about their name.

What if my baby’s a girl? Not my problem. Well at least, not yet. I plan on having a boy first and I hope I can think of a girl’s name that will match my boy’s. Aiden and Anika. Caleb and Daphne. Am I crazy? Am I the only one who thinks of names to give their unborn children?

How to Name Your Hypothetical Future Son