Portraiture

Recently, I enrolled myself in photography classes, but I have to admit, I have not practiced what I have learned as much as I should have.  I often ask myself which kind of photography would I love to be immersed in.  Early on, I developed a liking for landscapes, but not only are they fickle, they require a lot of travel.

Oh how I wish I can live in my suitcase.  That is one luxury I will always dream of having.

Apart from landscapes, I am absolutely in love with portraiture.  I wish I can see more faces — or rather be brave enough to approach strangers — and make them last longer.

Here are some celebrity portraits that I just adore.  Can you name them all?

Audrey Hepburn
Ben Stiller
Dave Franco
David Bowie
Kevin Costner
Liv Tyler
Lucy Liu
Marion Cotillard
Meryl Streep
Michael Caine
Paul Newman
Robert DeNiro by Martin Schoeller
Stanley Tucci
Tom Hiddleston
Zach Galifianakis

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Discovering Shinedown

I am quite grateful for the rekindled wonder for music.  I’ve always known that I won’t like pop music, but lately, I’ve been surrounding myself with anything and everything I can consume.

It’s quite exhilarating really, but I know soon enough I’ll go back to my roots.  For now, I’m enjoying the scouring for new things that I haven’t listened to — for a while or ever — and that’s how I chanced upon Shinedown.

Actually, I’ve been obsessed with Ed Sheeran lately, but more on that later.

I saw this Warner Studio series on YouTube recently and this tattooed vocalist immediately caught my attention.  They remind me of Creed and Staind; I’m this close to calling them a hybrid of both.

But hey, I am yet to look into their body of work first before I say anything further.

Anyway, this is the song that made me extra curious about them.

Do you have any suggested Shinedown performances that I should listen to?  Comment away!

Her Highness Sings

Here’s another music post, this time dedicated to Dylan.  Yiheeeee. :”>

I honestly think this is one of THE best female vocal performances ever.  I was sitting at home, waiting for Dylan’s text then (this was 2007), and then the Grammy’s came on.  Of course, I wouldn’t pass the chance to watch it!

And then Mary J. Blige sang.  OH MY GOD.  It’s just friggin’ fantastic!

Plus she looks sooo regal in this outfit.


Prepare to be blown away.

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That was me singing with her.

*ending gush now*

Perfect Sunday Duet

I’ve been meaning to post about this duet caught on ASAP.  It’s by Bamboo and Yeng Constantino.  They gave their own version of Here Comes The Rain Again by Eurythmics.

I don’t know about you but I love this song. I am not really the noontime show viewer type, but this duet definitely merited my attention.

It took me a while to find a good audio file of this performance — the videos on YouTube are just crappy, either low res or poor audio.  I hope this one comes clean and amazing.  Because it really was.  Fantastic performance.

ASAP matched these two well.  They should put up videos of their performances online.

Since I don’t know how in the world I can embed that file here, clickity click people! :)  You won’t regret it.

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The 25/25 Challenge

Okay, so I was an epic failure at the photography challenge (I stopped somewhere between Day 18 and 19), so how about we give this one a try?  Care to join me?

So Day 1 is A Song From Your Childhood.  That’s easy enough.  I was born at the time when music was at its best. :)  But yeah, this is the first song that came to my mind:

I remember being so all out for the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys that I wanted them to get together and make plenty of babies that’ll be pretty and shiny and musical!  Hahahaha.

Ah, those were the days. :)