Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Song of the Day: Wednesday

Every night that I go to bed feeling blue, I wake up in a good mood, with an encouraging song in my head.  This is today's uplifting song!

Song of the Day: Tuesday

I've been addicted to a Korean drama since this weekend. I got rid of cable at the end of July and have been reading more and watching shows on my Roku. One of my Roku channels, Crunchy Roll, has this show "You're the Best, Lee Soon-Shin." It's the story of a young woman, whose father dies when she begins to pursue her dream to be an actress.

There are so many subplots, twists and turns in this show that it's crazy! But, it has reeled me in. Every night that I come home from work finds me sitting in front of the tv watching another episode. It's all in Korean with English Subtitles, but, I am so sucked into the drama that I feel as if I am fluent in Korean.

This song is the theme song for the show. The only thing I can tell you is that "Molla" is K-Pop (Korean Pop) slang for "I don't know." The usage is informal so don't get yourself in trouble saying this to your granny!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Song of the Day: Monday

This song has been in my head for a few days. It's a nice flashback to my childhood in the 80s.

I've been thinking about how to handle my career and my future. My usual way to handle things is to hold on tightly and try to steer things the way that I want them to go. There is no symbiosis with the car. There is no union with the road. There is just me forcing my way. This song reminds me that there is a different way.

In race car driving, there is a mantra (I think) to hold onto loosely to the steering wheel. You have just enough control to steer the car, but not so much that you can't react and compensate for the bumps in the road. This seems to be good advice in life. I've just got to remember not to let go.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Song of the Day: Saturday

Yesterday was hard. I was tired and moody. I came home and sat in front of the tv watching a Korean comedy with English subtitles. Funny and uplifting. Sorry of. Unfortunately I was too tired to do much of anything else but go to sleep.

I woke up refreshed this morning. Sort of. I'm sure I can sleep a bit more, if I tried. But, it's my last Saturday before I travel so I need to make it productive.

This song has been in my head this morning. I like Train. I was disappointed when Pat started to show his age. I saw him at the Midtown Musicfest quite a while ago when they were just coming out. He was HOT! But this look is age-appropriate and it suits him.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Song of the Day: Thursday

So, after yesterday's poopy face meltdown, I slept. And, when I awoke this morning, I was instantly happier. Amazing that I am so resilient. My dad once said that I was always happy and smiling when I was little. Good to know that, even through life's ups and downs, I haven't lost that.

As I headed out to work, I stopped in my leasing office and this song was playing on the radio. Normally the cheery happy-sappy love songs make me sick. But, this one was so filled with hope that it just seemed right. Beside, I like Canadians!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Song of the Day: Wednesday

Today I got a chance to meet the amour of a friend. Nice. Really she is. She's just not me. And I was disappointed. It made it so real. The only single, marriageable man that I'd consider is unavailable.

It's hard not to take it personally. I had a bit of a Neruda moment: "Another's. []He will be another's." I took today to pout in bed and read. No dinner because I wasn't hungry. And I called a friend to whine and moan about it.

I got a wake up call about what life could be. I will be content to live my life, but I am still disappointed.

So, this song by Adele tonight.

Song of the Day: Tuesday

All summer I've been hearing Robin Thicke on the radio. His song is rather catchy, but once I realized how rapey and misogynistic the lyrics were, I stopped listening.

Yesterday, a friend posted this parody on FB. It's a smart response to Thicke's song. I got pulled from YouTube for doing what men do all the time: it "made" men into objects for the sake of the parody. YouTube eventually put the song back up, but never did tell the creators why it was pulled except that it has been flagged as inappropriate. I like it!