Movies, Music and Travel. These are three things that I am really passionate about. When I am not traveling, I would go to the cinema to escape from reality for a while. When I am on a long trip, I listen to music to still be inspired on my idle time. These three are related in one way or another.
I am happy to announce that I have an ongoing collaboration with a new platform called VIBBIDI! It’s a free web-based music streaming service that’s available on any device that has an internet connection. I’ve been using it for a month now and it is just fun to rediscover some of the albums that I loved in the past and to find new materials from emerging artists.
The thing that I love about Vibbidi is the feature called ‘Narratives’. In this section, music lovers share how a specific album means to them and how they can relate to the artists. As I publish this post, I’ve written the following:
Three long years has passed since badgal Riri released her last album Unapologetic in 2012. Following a slew of unrelated “releases” to fill the gaps in-between (none of which even made the cut), the pressure was on to make the comeback album that everyone had been waiting for—but was it really worth the wait?
Rihanna’s much-awaited comeback album ‘ANTI’
At a glance, ANTI lacks the theme and shock value her previous albums had. It wasn’t studded with bubblegum pop hits like Good Girl Gone Bad, possessed the raunchy playfulness of Loud or the commercial marketability of Talk That Talk. However, Rihanna manages to stick to her roots and incorporate dancehall and the occasional patois, as she did with “Rude Boy” on her 2009 album Rated R—which is possibly one of the redeeming factors of ANTI.
I woke up just in time for lunch last Friday. I travelled to Makati at 4PM to meet up with friends for dinner. I stayed in a coffee shop with the intention of working on online tasks as I wait for my pals to arrive. Ah, the perks of working at your own pace.
I seated on the table near the glass door because I had no choice. Typical Friday afternoon coffee shop scenario. I love the fact that there’s free wifi, but the unbearable heat caused by the sun just took a toll on me. Instead of focusing on blog-related tasks or PPT presentation, I end up chatting on Facebook ranting about the weather.
Bonding with friends over booze and ramen. Isn’t this how Friday nights are supposed to be spent?