The Good Ol’ Days

Right now I am in the middle of The Romance of Three Kingdoms, Book Two, a Chinese classics. Which should not be a surprise for my friends, since they know what I am into. I always have the affection towards old school stuff, be it movies, books, fashion style, especially music.

I love old school music.

What I listen in the car is varied from my Spotify playlist, but mostly is a daily mix consisting of old Mandopop hits or a playlist from 80’s band or sometimes musical scores. I don’t know why, but classic hits always hit my soft spot. I am not sure if it is the arrangement that’s easy to follow, though sometimes the lyrics can be corny as hell, or simply it gives out such a comfortable nostalgic feelings. My analysis is heavy towards the latter since I am not the one with the musical talent.

My analysis is heavy towards the latter since I am not the one with the musical talent. That’s why I believe I have some sort of nostalgic attachment towards it. The weird thing is, I wasn’t born when the hits were written and put on the chart. That thing aside, I believe that old memories do affect our decisions in the present days and a big reason why nostalgia marketing is very effective nowadays. Just like the remake of Power Rangers or live action version of Beauty and The Beast. They took the old fond memories of the customer to push the sales, which I thought a smart move. Instead of throwing things that completely new, we take an old stuff that hits and tweak it a bit and put the technology that was not possible back then.

I am not saying that this is the best way, innovation is always a good thing. It pushes people to learn more and more. But, sometimes we do need to chill a bit and reminiscing the good ol’ days, don’t we?

Meanwhile, enjoy this amazing music from 1987 Mannequin Movie, “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship.

Anything Worth Holding On To

Been repeating this song by Cynthia Erivo for the gazillion times, and I just can’t get enough of her voice. Splendid! Marvelous!

Anything Worth Holding On To – Sung by Cynthia Erivo, Composed by Scott Alan

Lately it seems, I’ve lost inspiration
It feels like it’s miles away
I sleep through the day
And cry through the night time

I’m caught in an empty space
Takes effort to find I don’t have the strength
I’m holding on to what’s still left of me

When the life you had planned
Slowly slips through your hands
When it feels like you just slept through all the best years of your life
When you can’t find your way
When each day ends the same
When you’ve lost the fight inside of you
Is there anything worth holding on to

It’s hard to be strong
When weakness is stronger
I’m a prisoner in my own skin
I’m not good on my own
I need to be careful
Someone to help these days begin

There are dreams I’ve let die
That I just pushed aside
I need to find out how to turn this dark back into light

When the warmth disappears
When it’s been one of those years
When you’re running from the truth because you’re scared of what you might find
When your heart’s beyond repair
When you wake and no ones there
When your home consists of only you
Is there anything worth holding on to

Maybe tomorrow my heart will reawaken
And I can find what I’ve been searching for
But today I’m tired and I’m running out of strength
All I know is I can’t live like this anymore
When you’re so far from home
When you’ve lost all signs of hope
When you’re searching for salvation
But it feels so far away
When the words have disappear
And the melody’s unclear
When there’s nothing left inside of you
Is there anything worth holding on to

Cause I will still be holding on, to anything worth holding on to

 

Random Wishing

Suddenly remember the Chinese New Year song from MY Astro, called  開心過年 ‘Kai Xin Guo Nian’ which translated to ‘a Happy New Year’

one line of the song is ‘祝福你天天是好天’ ‘Zhu Fu Ni, Tian Tian Shi Hao Tian’ which translated to ‘wishing you to have a great day everyday’

Well, there is no right or wrong time to cheer up and giving good wishes to people, not to mention, the music video also fun to watch.

I Lived

Yes, I know this song from the ending scene in Glee. I am guilty for that, but, if nowadays people comes to you and asked you whether you are happy or not, how do you will answer them?

Can you answer them, that you lived?

Well, that is the question for now.

I am still looking for what makes me feel alive tho.

Don’t Dream It’s Over – Miley Cyrus feat. Ariana Grande

I am a fan of Miley Cyrus, from the era of Hannah Montana up to now. One thing I love from her is hers Backyard Session on her YouTube account. She did a cover for a classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House, and it is nice. To be frank, this is my first time really listening Ariana Grande voice. Quite nice, eh.