MUSIC MONDAY: An Innocent Warrior – Vai Mahina, Sulata Foai-Amiatu, Matthew Ineleo

It has been a great Presidents’ weekend!  I have to admit these long weekends are something to get used to.  Saturday was spent with friends, Sunday just us two, and Monday with family.  It was a well spent quick vacay… AND I BECAME OBSESSED WITH MOANA.

I know the movie came out last year, but we didn’t get the chance to watch it in theatres.  So when Roku loaded it in their streaming videos, I SWEAR I loved it the moment I first heard everything.  I can’t recall a Disney princess having a richer back story and a more memorable realization than Moana.  I just absolutely loved it.

So much in fact that I kept listening to the music.  And I just had to bring back Music Monday for it!  Seriously!  But first, let’s just adore baby Moana for a moment here.  And the first scene when she made friends with the sea.


Who are we kidding!  Baby Moana forever.  😍

As I was saying, husband and I loved the soundtrack so much that we started playing it in the car all weekend.  I loved it more when I started using it as my ambient music before falling asleep.  Honestly though, this first song was the one that really hooked me in.  The serenity of the music and the richness of the vocals tug at the heartstrings unfailingly.

How about you?  What was your favorite Moana song?

Have a great week ahead!


REVIEW: Tangled

Do you still remember the last time you watched a Disney movie?  Not a Disney-Pixar, just Disney.  Dylan and I couldn’t really recall when was the last time, and judging from the box office receipts of The Princess and The Frog, I had a feeling it was good that we missed that one.

I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about Tangled, especially when it beat out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I in the cinemas for a weekend.  It has Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in it.  They’re not really the world’s most loved people, so it was quite interesting when they teamed up for this special.

According to some reports, the original title of this movie was supposed to be Rapunzel. With Princess not really a hit amongst male audiences, Disney decided to rename the movie to attract their used-to-be-interested male audiences.  They also increased the appearance of Flynn Ryder.  It worked alright. :)

Dylan roared with laughter, and the evening was off already to a good start.  We caught it at Greenbelt 3’s 3D theatre and there is no other way to see this movie.

The movie is rich with love, song, and story.  It even has that evil stepmother, only this time the heroine actually thought she loved her.  It was fantastic.

Really.  It’s been a while since we left a theatre in love with a Disney movie.  And Dylan was very courageous to say she is “the cutest Disney princess ever.”

And I couldn’t help but agree. :)