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Monday, November 26, 2012

Things not to do when on ‘holiday.’

I started learning German again today. I had decided a few days before my final exam that I would start up again. I think the my use of “again” needs a bit of clarification. Back in the days when the dreaming of Tokio Hotel’s, instead of Horrors, was at it’s peak, I made my parents buy me a teach-yourself-german-kit, and I had started to ‘get into it,’ but then I was hit by my final year of school. Even though I am not as infatuated with Tokio Hotel as I once was, now seems the right time to recommence my lessons in this wonderful language.

Honestly though, I don’t know why I would want to do this because it’s just like still in school. Also as, I’ve said in a previous post, I’ve started writing again, which is not very holiday-like. However I think I spend much more time researching (trying to find good houses) than I actually do writing – which could, as a matter of fact, be good in the long run. And then there’s the reading. God damn it, these are supposed to be my holidays!!

I’m either going mental or it’s a way for my subconscious to remain in a education mode so that my mind doesn’t turn to mush when I go to uni. I think I’ll take that option.

Mind you, I have been playing Fable II a mighty lot so that could make up for my scholar-type activities, and I also enjoy the things that I have been doing so it’s not really that bad.

OH but I tell you what is bad! The fact that the current season of Merlin is going to be the last one ever! It’s so depressing. I’m going to buy the box set of it so that my mum can take series 3 and 4, that we have on their own to meet their fellows 1 and 2, back in the Philippines when she goes back for Christmas, and then I can be depressed forever watching it.

Oh and ya know, just mentioning that I’m going to see My Bloody Valentine in February. It’s just gonna be my, ya know, first 18+ concert and I’ll just be seeing a band that hasn’t come to Australia in maybe 21 years. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

First world problems.

I should be happy. I just finished my final exam, which means that apart from graduation in two days, never have to go to school again. In a few months I’ll be off to university to learn my trade of journalism. I’m ready to start a new chapter of my life, but I just feel like I’m being held back.

If I was writing this blog post yesterday morning, my mood would be the complete opposite to it’s current status. It’s just been certain events in the past 24 hours that have led me to feel like shit and not good enough. I entered into this blog post preparing to write down everything I’m feeling now, but I don’t feel I will.

So I think I’ll just have to go to my favourite depression cure; Vampire Knight, so that I can at least my life is not as bad a Zero’s who abhors vampires, but is one himself. #fangirl4lyf

Actually, this sort of mood is great to write a new story that I just started writing. I haven’t written anything (well non school related) in months, so I’m really excited about this. This is the first thing that I have written without it tying in with any fanfictions, which is an achievement. It’s a period gothic inspired story which I’m rather fond of.

It’s true that writing stuff - well in this case typing – down actually helps to make you feel better. So smell ya later.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Midnights without Faris.

This time must just be my zen time for writing blogs. Maybe it’ll become routine, like before I go to sleep I have to read. So it’ll become a routine of blog, read, sleep. Maybe.

I just finished watching Midnight in Paris and it was so good. If you like Paris and the 1920’s it is the film for you! It goes on a journey through which a 20th century man, meets legendary writers and artists.

I’ve actually become really interested in art (and architecture) lately. As well as history, but I’ve always liked history, but I've started exploring beyond 19th century Brittan. I might do a post about some of the interesting things I’ve become fascinated at another time; one in which I am not half dead.

The only real flaw of the film is that there is not enough Adrien Brody; because not only is he a babe, he’s a brilliant actor. He plays Salvador Dali and their resemblance is uncanny!

Seriously, through, this is such a beautiful crafted and written film that you must watch!

Oh, you know how I said I just finished watching Midnight In Paris, I lie. I actually just finished – as in before I started writing this – watching the following video of my husband prancing around in a custom made jacket for a project that I’m not entirely sure what it is for myself. But watch the video and read more about it here.

P.S you know you love the title of this blog post.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bad choices.

Honestly, it’s not one of the brightest ideas for me to start writing this considering I am absolutely exhausted. I’ll probably just end up stop writing this with the hopes of finishing it tomorrow, but never look at it again. So maybe I’ll keep it brief.

At the moment I am in the middle of my VCE exams. These ones are the real thing. They basically determine lives. Today I had my last maths one (there was two) which means that I never have to do maths again, and I had my English one a couple of days before that. I now only have Literature, Business Management and Italian left.

Now instead of studying, a lot of the time I go on tumblr ( in case you didn’t know) or play games. I have to keep telling myself that I only have to wait 16 more days till can play The Sims without reserve. But the temptation of my five generation family often proves too much.

Well let me make a good choice right now and go to bed. I can’t believe that I actually made it to the end of this post. Maybe it is a sign that in the near future of 16 days I actually may continue to update my blog. Eh, I doubt it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

This is so random.

Wanna know what some of my favourite Horror songs are? No? Well too bad, you're getting three from each record.

Gloves is my favourite song from Strange House without a doubt. It actually is my ring tone; you know the bit where Faris is like, "and I couldn't take it anymore!..." yeah well from there. It’s so awesome. Draw Japan was my first song I heard all those five(?) years ago, and I still love it sick. I think my last one for Strange House would be She Is The New Thing solely on the basis that it has no released demo version so don't have to think if I like the demo or album version better. Ha.

Now for Primary Colours, seeing as it's my favourite Horror record (I ordered it on vinyl the other day, yewww!) it would be so hard to pick a favourite track. It's actually not because Scarlet Fields is possibly one of the most amazing songs in the history of this whole world. I also adore Mirrors Image and Sea Within A Sea because they have amazing lyrics that accompany the brilliance of the music. I actually wrote some lyrics from those three tracks on the back of a practice maths test because I was bored and had no idea how to work out the question.

Skying is probably the hardest. Well Endless Blue is genius and from the first listen (in the car with dad) I’ve loved it. Moving Further Away because it’s 8 minutes and 35 seconds of sweet synthy goodness. For the last position I’m going to have to say Oceans Burning. The Horrors have this amazing capability of being able to make these songs that (I’m trying to think of how to explain this with out using a pun) just elevate into a tempo that is different to what you’ve been listening to for the past five minutes and just reach amazing heights. Oh and uh, if I died tomorrow, it would be at my funeral.

But yeah, all Horror songs are amazing; there aren’t any songs that I just think “what is this shit?!” while listening to them. These are just the best.

Why are they so brilliant?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I’m never going to get over The Horrors.

It has been one month and three days since I saw The Horrors, did you know that? I’ve taken my time to write about it eh? Well doesn’t matter, I’’m horrorswriting now.  I’m currently watching, listening really, to a video of this song that I may or may not like called Scarlet Fields live. Yeah, no big deal.

My god. I can’t actually believe that I have seen the Horrors, let alone be in the same room, breathe the same air and be a few meters away from them, it’s too crazy, but it actually happened. None the less it was the best experience of my whole entire life!! I can even say it in Italian – Vedere The Horrors รจ stata la migliore esperienze della mia intera vita.

If you read a post from a whole back, I said I would cry, but I actually didn’t at all! I think I was too engrossed in the moment and so excited every time a certain song came on I just didn’t have time to cry. They went for an hour and a half but it felt like it went for ten minutes. There are two times, I must mention, in which I welted up.

One was when one of the support groups (Allbrook/Avery, of which I will talk of later) were playing and I could see Faris in the wings. I get butterflies even thinking about it. I had to try so hard not to not to flail about like I would have normally done in a secluded area. The second time was when Josh came in with that screeching guitar sound of Scarlett Fields… word. I think I must have been pretty close though because I get still get emotional watching the video, or even thinking about it. It’s just the best song in the whole entire world. I think I would actually punch someone if they said this song was shit. Yeah ok, I’ll stop now before I go on for millions of years.

I am so fortunate that they played at the Forum, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to go. I caught the train down to Melbourne and my cousin Krys was going to be my ‘guardian’ for the night. Oh I have to tell you of the security guard story of when we were entering -

Security Guard: (To me) I.D Please.
Me: I’m underage, so she’s my guardian.
Krys: Yes, I’m the chaperone for tonight.
Guard: How are you related?
Krys: We’re cousins.
At this point my hearts beating out of my chest because I think I might not get in and he’s staring us down. I’m half Filipino so I’ve got olive skin and Krys is my cousin on my dad’s side so she’s white. He looked like was going to say something, about our race difference but stopped himself and…
Guard: Come through.

Afterwards Krys and I had a laugh about it and she said he was racially profiling us haha.

It was actually cool after the guard indicient, I had to get this wrist band and another guard, a lady this time, was putting it on me said that my Pandora (a charm bracelet if you don’t know) was pretty. That put me in a brilliant mood. Kindness from a stranger is the best!

There were two support acts – Jack Ladder and Allbrook/Avery. Jack Ladder was alright and there is no doubt he is talented, but he was so boring. Thank the lord that the Forum is such a cool venue as it has these booths with tables (like the ones in old school diners) and we just sat in there while he played.

Now Allbrook/Avery is whole other story. We came down for this one so we - well mainly me - could get close to the stage, and we got a pretty damn fine spot too; two, including a security guard, from the front on the left. I’d gotten a few of A/A’s songs and I thought they were pretty good, but I was mostly excited to seem them as Nick Allbrook, the singer, is from Tame Impala! Well not only did I get to see Nick, but Dom from Tame Impala was there lending his bass skills! They were brilliant live, so much better than  the studio versions. They were more experimental and there was more distortion and I do love my distortion. I’m spewing that I didn’t buy their record when after the gig, but alas, I recently bought their record on iTunes (first time I’ve brought something digitally) and I encourage you check them out. 

When the Horrors finally came on I screamed so much – it was the only way to show my adoration alright! Yeah words cannot describe how amazing they were. Listening to their records wasn’t enough, I just made a playlist of the videos of the gig and listened to that over and over. I cannot stress how good they are live, and if ever you get the chance, please see them.

Now, I was right in front of Josh, just a few meters back, and he is that cute. He went crazy heaps of time and it was just the best. I had clear vision of Faris. Yes Faris, dear Faris… He is a billion times better looking in real life and yeah he’s a fucking babe. I couldn’t see Tom much, and I don’t recall seeing at all Joe; there was a thick veil of smoke machine smoke and if that cleared Josh was in the way. But I did catch a glimpse of Rhys and he was being cute dancing around with his bass. My cousin actually commented that she thought he was very cool the way he moved about and she said she could tell he was a garage fan, as she herself is a garage fan.

Ok so the setlist was…

  • Endless Blue
  • I Can See Through You
  • Changing The Rain
  • Scarlet Fields
  • Dive In
  • Mirrors Image
  • Sea Within A Sea
  • Still Life
  • Encore -

  • Who Can Say
  • Three Decades
  • Moving Further Away
  • I was actually surprised of the setlist as I had seen previous ones, but I liked it better as I didn’t know what song to expect next which was all the more exciting. Even though I enjoyed every single song they played, my favourites of the night were Moving Further Away, Mirrors Image, Sea Within A Sea, Still Life, Endless Blue, Three Decades and with Scarlet Fields coming in a number one, of course.

    I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed Three Decades. It wasn’t one of my favourite tracks from Primary Colours, but after seeing live, it has now kindled a new found respect for the song.  Josh went mental, flipping his hair about and I don’t know, there was just a great vibe coming from the whole band that fed the crowd. It was just brilliant. They’re just brilliant.

    Before I go and do my homework, I may as well mention Big Day Out. It was awesome. It’s always set to be a great day when it involves good music and good company.

    I saw Bluejuice, Boy & Bear, The Vaccines, The Jezabels, Kimbra, Architecture in Helsinki, Kasabian, Foster The People, Art Vs Science and Kanye West. My favourite acts I saw were The Vaccines, Foster The People and Art Vs Science. And it was so cool for Art Vs Science, the two Marks of Foster joined them onstage for my favourite song, Hollywood. Here’s video footage of the event.

    Oh and to read posts from polyvore (they’re very unrestrained and hyped up) straight after the events mentioned here – The Horrors and BDO.

    Oh and garage fans, checkout my playlist.

    Monday, March 5, 2012

    A film called ‘The Fall’

    Last night, after many long weeks eagerly searching for a copy, my brother and I finally were able to watch the film ‘The Fall.’

    2409919628_8a712001e9The Falls set in the 20’s hospital and bedridden man “entertains a curious little girl by telling her a fantastical story of exotic heroes and far off places which reflects his state of mind.”

    Lee Pace who plays the character of Roy, the bedridden man, is brilliant, and he’s a bit of a sight for sore eyes. But the real show stopper for me is Catinca Untaru who plays the little girl Alexandria. I’m not sure if it was her accent, or her cuteness in general, but she just captivate me.

    Now this is a truly beautifully film. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. A lot of the film takes place in the desert or in palaces which are things spectacular in themselves, but even the most simple things, for example in the hospital ward are just shot so wonderfully. Maybe I just have a weak spot for the nostalgia (being set in the 20’s) and palaces in the desert because this film is not without fault.

    If the dialogue was improved just that much and it ran more coherently, this could easily could have been one of the most amazing things ever to be made. The basis for the plot is absolutely brilliant, so it’s a bit of a shame really. None less, I insist you watch because it’s too good to miss.