To tell you guys the truth these are the 3 bands that I am so looking forward to seeing live. That is why when there are parts of me that’s really sad when I first knew I can’t come to Wanderland they are really the reason for it. *but since the MIRACLE happened, and it’s because of one of these bands woohoo I LOVE YOU GUYS*
Yeah moving on, I’ll now start with the all-time-not-aging band, Nada Surf. I know from the very start that they will give us a great show, I always love how Nada Surf is also a band that can mix everything, and can always calm and cheer the crowd. And also I am so glad that they played my favorite song of theirs which is “When I Was Young”. That song is really a very solemn one for me. Also besides Nada Surf being awesome at playing live, Matthew Caws(vocalist) is also so lively that he asked us to sway, be happy and be grumpy! Then before their set I really loved Daniel Lorca(bassist) for being so generous for giving us his 2 bottles of water because we’re really thirsty, and hey men I get to see your dreadlocks live!
And of course as a Nada Surf fan(even though I am really against smoking ha!), you’ll be excited to see a smoking while performing Daniel Lorca live!Then yes Nada Surf didn’t finish their setlist because of the time and all that, but of course as a set ender they played their all-time famous song Always Love!
WILD. Oh yeah that’s the best way to describe the next band! They are the Neon Trees, which I really expected to be that wild, and will totally wake up the crowd. I mean even though you’re not a fan of them, you’ll be really become one easily, just because Tyler Glenn is really playing along with all the people their. He almost threw everything to the crowd, and performed their BEST SONGS! 1 of those is my favorite 1983, yeah I really love to hear that song live, with all the dancing and crowd participation and all. Then one of my favorites too is Mad Love, and of course my favorite part their is the solo part of Elaine!!! And yes the whole set was really lively.
Neon Trees will also never end without those pieces of advice from Tyler, and yes before performing their last song Tyler said “Never ever ever ever in any circumstances let any asshole tell you that you’re not good enough.” and after that they performed the great “Everybody Talks”!
AND OF COURSE THERE CAME ANOTHER LONG BREAK, and actually I was nervous, and the “Miracle” that I’m almost pertaining to is this band, and since words can’t describe how GREAT they are, here we go they are The Temper Trap! Well yeah most of my friends know this, that I am a fan of them since 2009(NOT BECAUSE OF (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, yes this is me being a hipster haha! But thank God for (500) Days, because without that movie maybe they’re not the headliner for this Wanderland.), and actually I was so afraid to not to see them play live, especially they almost made my life I mean from my happy days up to my decisions in life, their music is always present.
Fast forward when they went out of course EVERYONE SCREAMED. OF COURSE THEY’RE AWESOME HAHA. Then yeah they played “Love Lost” first(which I may say got one of the most unique music videos of all time!). Then yeah I began to sing along, and almost forgot to take pictures and all that. Then moving moving on they played “Trembling Hands” one of those songs that’s really close to my heart, and yes with that song I started crying, like really cry and my friends are partly concerned with me crying lol. Then yeah from that song up to the “Sweet Disposition” part I was crying, I actually forgot to take a video of “Miracle”, because that song is pure beauty and totally about the band.
And this is the guy who’s the reason for all these, again thank you Lorenzo. Thank you too for still recognizing me during the set, yes I REALLY DIED WHENEVER HE GLANCES AT US AND EVERY TIME A PART OF THOSE GLANCES ARE THE EYE TO EYE CONTACTS WITH ME. I love you Sillitto!
And if you are a true The Temper Trap fan you know that ones the band plays “Drum Song” already, you know that they will play Sweet Disposition next and it’s the end, and that’s why I cried so hard again.Now I totally experienced a moment of love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss(in my mind), a cry with you guys. SEE YOU AGAIN SOON MY 5 OF THOSE FAVORITE PEOPLE ON EARTH. I love you Guys!
And to all see you all again soon for Wanderland 2014! Hoping that they will still keep the indie vibe to it!
*Part I: http://eenainwonderland.tumblr.com/post/51290604494/wanderland-2013-part-i
the temper trap
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WOOOOHOOO, yeah first and foremost if you are a follower of my Twitter you know that I am not supposed to go to Wanderland, and I am bitter about it(bitter means me bragging about things, that only my friends know). But since a MIRACLE happened, miracle means really a MIRACLE, when God sent an awesome band here on Earth yes they’re those people, and I am so glad that they know my name already, and I am so glad to meet them. *ahhh insert super happy and in-love face here*
Anyway too much for those things I must now start for the event itself! (All photos were taken with my iPod Touch only, since I promised myself to be a concert person, not a photographer that time haha!)Wanderland is the first music and arts festival in the country, and all thanks to the Karpos Multimedia for making this event totally possible! Because as a lover of indie bands I’ve been waiting for this kind of event long-long time ago, and it may be a compliment, but Wanderland is also said to be like a mini-Coachella(well let’s see maybe I can testify it sooner or later). However in all this event is really really fun, and magical at the same time.
The event started with 4 local indie bands, and as a Filipino, you may say that SHAME ON ME for not knowing all those local bands, but I guess I have to catch up soon with them, and listen and support their music.Taken by Cars started Wanderland 2013.
Followed by Pulso, which I guess I’m wandering around that’s why I didn’t get to have a chance to take a photo of them.
The third band is She’s Only Sixteen, and as for my observation the screaming girls really showed up with their set.Yolanda Moon is the fourth local band to perform, and I may say that they are the band that I really enjoyed. Since I’m a big sucker for that kind of music.
Then minutes later, an international-handsome-Australian duo started, and you’ll see that they really started well since they got the attention of the crowd easily. I knew Colour Coding through a friend, and since I attended their meet and greet I knew some of their songs already besides “Perfect”(WHICH IS REALLY GREAT). Besides their originals like Hold Tight, Kick and a lot more, they also covered a The Killers song entitled “When We Were Young” that I guess the crowd really enjoyed.
Avalanche City totally nailed it! Well I’m really not that a big fan of them(since the only song I know that they played is Love Love Love and Sunset), but after hearing them live, I totally loved them already! Yes, I really love their folk style, and their versatility, all of them are really versatile. And as a (partly)feminist I’m really proud of Romelli Rodriguez(violin) who’s really great. In all I really loved their performance, and their music and presence made me love them a lot.
Oh and yes I got Dave’s(vocalist) guitar pick! :)
Next band is a part of my MOST AWAITED BANDS for Wanderland. Since the time I watched “Naked”(yes I do watched Naked first before Stay), I said that I am really thrilled and is really expecting a lot from Tully on Tully. And what I got is that they really exceeded my expectations. From the part of Natalie being charming and all, up to them waking the crowd up. Also Tully on Tully made the crowd dancing, which was really cool!
And hell yeah I got either Pete’s or Iain’s towel! lol.
Lastly before my part 2(slash the most awaited bands part), I may say that I am so proud with Up Dharma Down, a local band(yes shame on me again that I don’t know any of their songs, don’t kill me UDD fans), for being a part of the international bands line-up for the event. And yeah it’s my first time hearing their song and them playing live, and I may say now that I am now a fan. Armi Millare’s voice is really powerful.
PART II: http://eenainwonderland.tumblr.com/post/51294521972/wanderland-2013-part-ii
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Let me start this blog entry again by saying…
Dear The Temper Trap,
First of all remember that I will never get tired of saying THANK YOU SO MUCH TO YOU GUYS! Most especially to you Lorenzo Sillitto. Then another one is thank you for appreciating my letter to all of you, at first while doing that letter, all I am thinking is that, “I don’t know if the guys will like this, because this letter is kind of cheesy and somehow personal.” And also just like my letter to you, this blog entry is kind of random too, because I can’t think of any words besides THANK YOU. Thank you for making me experience Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2013(WHICH IS THE FIRST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE PHILIPPINES), thank you for appreciating my little effort and giving a bigger prize to it, thank you for letting me hear you guys playing your songs live. Finally thank you just thank you for making GREAT music/songs, for being so good to your fans, and for being FIVE OF THE FRIENDLIEST/BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. All the best to all of you! God bless you all always, I love you all, and I hope you’ll all come back to the Philippines soon my friends(I hope we are friends lol)!
*SOMEHOW JUST LIKE MY P.S. : DOUGY YOUR VOICE IS LIKE AN ANGEL AND I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE LIVE, AND I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU ALL PLAY LIVE.
the temper trap
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First of all before I start opening a topic that contains sexism, weird observations, spoiling people, too much love, I just want to say that I’ll be going back to my normal YouTube video and book review next week!!! (Thanks for those who care to Tumblr Ask me about this. I am happy lol.)
Let’s now move on! I know giving importance to a lot of women out there is a MUST, we actually got a universal law about this, and it’s fine, because a lot of women are suffering some abusive stuff from men. However let me set aside those things, because those things are already a MUST and I am in favor of it. But let me now open up this topic about women’s abuse to their oh so sensitive self, for them to get too much attention from their men.Jeez girls grow up!
Examples of girls’ “oh so sensitive self”:
1. The most common thing in this world(or just in my country), BOYFRIENDS CARRYING THE BAG OF HIS GIRLFRIEND. I got a sentence for this, YOU FREAKIN BROUGHT YOUR BAG BECAUSE YOUR THINGS ARE THERE NOT FOR YOUR BOYFRIEND TO CARRY FOR YOU.
2. Being angry because the girlfriend didn’t get their alert(slash good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night etc.) message. Yeah I think it’s self explanatory.
Actually there are a lot more, but hey I know in your mind right now you will say, “Oh Eena you’re just jealous, because you don’t have a boyfriend!” First of all I still don’t know if I will have one lol(yeah it’s true tho, and i’m still young, or i guess in my mind i am) and also if ever I have one I will treat him fairly, like with all those human rights. I know a lot of men give importance to their women, because it’s their sign of romantic gesture, and I appreciate that. But for a woman to be angry, because their boyfriend forgot to give them red roses(or their favorite flower, or any material things in this world) for their nth monthsary, it’s a sign of that the woman is abusing her joys of being a woman. I mean just be happy if your boyfriend remember the special occasion for the both of you(BECAUSE IT’S A MUST) and also you’re not yet married for him to be tied in with you, also if he remembered that special occasion for the both of you it means you’re important to him, and giving some romantic things are just perks for your relationship. As of right now I really don’t know what I’m talking about anymore, but I think I must conclude this random and weird blog entry.
For girls: Being in love and loved back is already a blessing, don’t be sensitive on things especially if you’re not just given the things you like. Don’t get jealous to some of your friends who get expensive things from their boyfriends. Enjoy your life being in a relationship, maybe God and the universe are just coordinating to give you something more soon. And finally maybe change some things that you don’t want about your man, but NEVER EVER CHANGE HIM, because it sucks that he’s only like that for you, treat him normally, but in a sense that you know everything’s real with love in it. It’s always fun to love someone, because of who he is and not what you just want him to be.
For boys: I know it’s really hard to have a girlfriend, especially if she’s demanding, a part of you understanding her, talk about that thing, I know she’ll be partly angry or I don’t know what, because it’s normal for girls to be sensitive, but it’s not normal if you know she’s abusing that unique feature of hers. THAT IS WHY JUST SHOW YOUR LOVE, AND DON’T SPOIL HER.
Forgive me if 1. this is so random 2. i really don’t know what i am saying 3. i became a sexist once more 4. i don’t understand girls sometimes(even myself yes) 5. this blog entry was made(with wrong grammars embedded in it) .
YouTube Video of the Week #2: Somewhere Like This by Wong Fu Productions, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83BxayyVcbA
Have you ever found yourself revisiting a chapter of your life when you least expected to? Does the story continue where it last left off? Or does it start over with new characters and conflicts? “Somewhere Like This” explores the effects of distance and time on a young couple, Scott and Irene.
A short film written by Wesley Chan, a guy who can make you cry through symbolisms like a shell or a broken cup, and now he made me cry a little because of a simple note. This short film is mainly about revisiting a past, while clearing things out. It is also about proper timing and letting go. While reading some comments, I realized that some didn’t totally got the message, yet for me there are a lot of messages that we can get or formulate here. *spoiler(but don’t worry I won’t discuss every part, I’ll just discuss the symbols)* First is the telescope,
the telescope was given by Scott(the guy) to Irene(the girl) when they’re still together, besides it being a symbol of their love it is a symbol of letting go. As you’ll see there it got broken, and Scott still fixed it, so for me when he’s fixing the telescope, he’s also fixing the love that got lost, and in order for him to move on he must fix it to see the clearer things of the lost love, in order to see the stars, the stars that means hope as it shines so bright. Another symbol is the note, the note was given by Irene when she’s about to leave, and for me this note means 3 things. The first one is it’s about the love that will be left behind, second is things will get better, and last is they will find the love, forgiveness, and hope as they find their own place. *MY OWN OPINION* Across clear skies- Someone already forgave someone, and now they have to start a new life either apart or together. Among glowing stars- As the stars glow hope is shown, hope that everyone will move forward/move on, and it may also show that love will be alive soon. That’s where I’ll find us- People moved on, and now everything will be in the past, and maybe it will never come back to normal, but still the happiness and love happened.
Now in terms of cinematography, music and all, for me Wong Fu Productions always pick and use the right one for everything that’s why they can catch the feelings and emotions of the viewers. Yet what I learned here is, there are things that must be left behind and we have to move on to find the happiness and forgiveness in us.
somewhere like this
wong fu productions
feature of the week
- book why we broke up daniel handler maira kalman feature of the week book review
- taylor swift 22 pop music video red music feature of the week
Fangirling became my week starter last Sunday, March 3, 2013, and I never actually know how to react that time, the time when I will meet the author of my favorite book. Well let me start first with this…
It’s my first time to go to a book signing event, (well before I was supposed to go to Nicholas Sparks’ book signing event, but due to. okay I’ll stop from there, because that doesn’t make any sense here.) and I’m so glad that this is my first! Then I may also say that I also became a wallflower that day, I mean I’m just listening to a lot of conversations of different bookworms and nerdfighters, and that time I realized that being a wallflower is actually cool. You’ll get to learn a lot of things, and at the same time study different types of personality.
Now moving on to the event, after waiting for how many hours! There came one of my favorite authors, Ransom Riggs(writer of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)! He read a part of his book, and I really found it great to hear the author of the book reading his own book aloud.
Then now the question and answer part came/interrogating part according to Ransom, and I’m glad that I’m one of the lucky fans who got to ask him.My first question is if he’s going back to making YouTube videos, and he said yes maybe some time. And my last question is who’s his favorite author, and he said Cormac McCarthy(writer of The Road) is his favorite because of the language he uses.
For the last part the book signing event came, and I’m still the 135th person, so I have to wait for quite a long time/2 hours I guess. However I may consider myself lucky, because when my turn came Tahereh Mafi(writer of Shatter Me) arrived, I know I haven’t read any of her books yet, but that starstruck feels came to me, because 2 great authors are now in front of me!Now for my real turn, I gave Ransom a letter written on a receipt, that he accepted and made him laugh. lol. Well we chatted a little, and I hugged him after, and here are our photos together.The signed copy of my book!!! *fangirling screams here*
Yes right now I’ll be ending my week with happiness, and I still can’t believe that I actually talked to that person who wrote my favorite book, because Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book of adventure, love, understanding and most especially hope. As of right now I’m really looking forward for the movie of it(DIRECTED BY TIM BURTON) and the sequel of this book. And again thank you Mr. Ransom Riggs, for being a hilarious, down to earth and really approachable man! To Fully Booked, bring him again to Philippines next time! I have to give a lot of photos to him too! Now, to everyone I hope you’ll get to read this awesome book, it’s really great(but prepare for nightmares, because I had one).
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” -Jacob Portman
miss peregrine's home for peculiar children
We all know that text messages are indeed one important thing in everyone’s life right now, it transmits important messages, and those messages also transmit important lessons in life, may it be really important or just simple messages that just can make you smile really big.
Since I also don’t know what happened to me this morning(because I’ve been one bipolar person almost a day now), I realized that maybe I may share some weird messages(prepare for Filipino words) that I’ve been receiving for the past few days.
Like today I received this one funny set of text messages by a friend, well the “babe” thing is fake, and we just think it’s corny that’s why we called each other that way.
The other one is also SMS text messages may also make you feel sorry, for example this one!
Text messages are also for fangirling! Or I may say a way if you’re getting informations about the one you truly love. lol.
I also love receiving some cute or some a little bit funny group messages.
And finally text messages may also be a tool for your stress to just fade away, because I’ve been really receiving a lot of funny messages lately. Well yes for me it’s funny, because of some other meanings/the stories behind those messages.
I know when you now reach this point you will be all, “What the hell?!” This entry doesn’t make sense.” But for me the whole point of this is remember that SMS text messages may be just a normal nothing whatever necessity of life, however for some messages are also one important part of life’s history, on where by just one message you can make someone smile for a bad day, or ruin someone’s day.
To all my readers(if there are some), I am so sorry for abandoning my blog for this past month. Well one reason is because I am so busy with some things, next reason is because I don’t think I have a good thing to share for my January(even though this month is really special, because I met THE DIA FRAMPTON
), because my January is filled of getting used with my 2013, getting busy for my upcoming first solo photo exhibit later this year(luckily I already found a place for this!), and my last reason is the highlights of the start of my 2013 came in with the month of February.
Now just like a countdown I like to share to all of you the cool things that happened to me for the past few weeks.
The first one for me this February is my nostalgic feelings, and it is because it’s my first time to go to Seton(my high school) on a February as an alumnae, not as a student to be a part of the intramural! And one thing that can actually made me cry that time is the fact that I really miss documenting things
(oh well the photo says it all, even though it’s just my INSTAGRAM PHOTO BECAUSE I’M TOO LAZY TO BRING MY CAMERA THAT DAY! lol).
Second in line is again about my high school. Well I always dreamt of being a part of an alumni symposium in our school, and here it is I became a part of it!
And I hope the 4th year people learned something from me, and I’m also so glad that I got new friends from their batch.
Third thing is that I had my photo shoot inside DLSU, and the highlight here is that it’s my first time to have a photo shoot for an online store, and it’s also my first time to have a photo shoot with some DLSU basketball players.
Visit the online store for more details! https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimoStyle It’s for a good cause by the way.
Fourth one is my super beautiful sister/bestfriend had her last minute debut lol. And it’s so special to me, because I get to see some of my high school friends that are really special to my heart. Also I think I may say that this is the best debut of my friend in my life so far.(this is just an iTouch photo!)
Actually there are some more that I want to share, however I realized that I have to keep it to myself and my studies for now. And as of now I’m looking for more great happenings in my life, and if you reach here thank you so much for reading this super rushed blog entry! God bless you all!
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