Valentine’s Special: Last Minute Mish-Mash!

I’m having technical difficulties with posting up the normal specials I do, usually a piano cover.  I will try to still get one in before midnight EST :).

I sat around thinking about it and realized that I could just do a mish mash of some stuff I feature here. Maybe invite you to check out some past posts and tell you a bit of some more stuff. Lets get the formality out of the way!


One of the growing and developing segments is the movie section.  Of course, you can head over and check out this year’s theme: Nicholas Sparks marathon.  I even reviewed a few other romantic comedies to help with the mix. You just need to head over to the Valentine’s marathon up in the menu under movies 🙂 HERE‘s the link the page if you’d like to get quick access to this year and last year’s Valentine marathon picks.

I always like to do lists for any events and I’ve done a romantic comedy lists in the past already HERE!

Movies that I know aren’t good but I love to watch

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If you dropped by my place, I would NEVER admit that I actually like it.  I’ve probably only admitted it to my boyfriend but thats because he witnesses me watching these once in a while.  They aren’t great but there is a fun aspect to it.  Most people probably will hate it and its totally dumb teen flicks but everyone has an appealing factor. For me, the likes of these female leads were enough to make it enjoyable.

Nicholas Sparks Quotes

the lucky one quote

love is fragile last song

a walk to remember like the wind

safe haven no safer place


the lucky one kissed

If its anything you learn reading and watching Nicholas Sparks books and movies, you know they have some really romantic lovey dovey quotes.  You know which ones I’m talking about.  Those that if my boyfriend said it to me, I’d well up with tears holding back my laugh.  I’m romantic but these things only work in movies.  I mean that last quote especially.  I’m seriously, even when Zac Efron said it, I laughed out loud.

My TV Guy Crushes (or I know from TV)

Ian Somerhalder
(Damon in Vampire Diaries)

Ian somerhalder

Alex Skarsgard
(Eric in True Blood)

alex skarsgard

Alex O’Loughlin
(from Moonlight & Hawaii Five O)

alex o'loughlin

Colin O’Donoghue
(Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time)

colin o'donoghue

Top Girl Crushes

Emma Stone

emma stone

Zooey Deschanel

zooey deschanel

Kate Winslet

kate winslet

Amy Adams

amy adams

After doing that, my brain has momentarily stopped on heavy thinking.  For the girl crushes, I had so many but these are the most recent 🙂 They are all sweethearts in their own way and just so awesome!

I’ll leave you with some music and videos to leave a warm lovely feeling in your hearts, hopefully.

1) Disney’s Declaration of Love 🙂

2) Jackie Cheung- Love You More Every Day

3) Leehom Wang- A Simple Song

I actually  had done this song with karaoke but it had some third party issue that youtube alerted me when I uploaded it so to avoid problem, I just removed it.  Maybe if I get the piano I’ll do that.  I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing just me singing but the lyrics are lovely.

I’ll try to translate the lyrics here:

This world is complicated, it twists the words I want to say. I don’t understand complicated cultures. What kind of present will make you remember forever? Let happiness not leave so quickly.

Clouds and sky, butterflies and flowers, they never need to say anything.  It cannot break the connection and will always miss each other. Sing love songs and say love quotes, I only want you to hear clearly, I love you, this is the only thing I want to say.

Chorus: I write a simple song, to make you happy.  Love is a river and its unavoidable that we will hit road bumps. This simple song is nothing special, just like me, so normal but profound.

I keep thinking of how to let you see all my good, but I forgot to smile to you regularly.  What I’ve lost and forgot, I will try to make up for it.  You are my most precious treasure.

I’ve been into the Chinese music phase these days *blush*.  Hope you like it!

Since my plans for this didn’t turn out as I had wanted, here’s to make up for that. I’ll try to see if I can get something that I originally planned 🙂

This is going up pretty late so a lot of you have passed Valentine’s Day (you know, time zone differences).  Hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day my lovelies!

This Week’s Obsessions: Music, TV, Videos! :)

Life has been boring and calm.  Thats a good thing in my book.  No craziness sounds awesome!

Aside from having lots of time on my hands (who am I kidding!) and well, mostly due to procrastinating and being lazy, I did manage to take all that time and relax when I’m not watching horror flicks ;). I have nothing to report about my life: no day trips, no events, no hangout with friends.  A calm weekend ahead of me.  I enjoy those once in a while.

Aside from movies, Music, TV and Youtube vids really get me through these calm weeks.

On the front of TV, I finally finished up Pretty Little Liars.  Now its to stream Season 4, but I think I’m taking a break since I haven’t even started the new fall season AT ALL! If its anything Pretty Little Liars introduced me to, it was a bunch of hot/sexy/cute actors. Drew Van Acker is totally gorgeous and Keegan Allen has this awesome body just to name two…

pretty little liars girls men-pretty-little-liars-season-3


Plus, they have this amazing chemistry going on in the scenes.  Plus, I just heard that Tyler Blackburn, playing one of my fave characters, exited the show to have his own spinoff series called Ravenwood.  I’m pretty stoked about that.  So lots to catch up on still, but a break would be good.

I took the opportunity to start up with New Girl.  Jess and her roommates just make me laugh out loud!


Then, on Thursday, I started watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., that show is pretty awesome!


Next up on my list will probably be Vampire Diaries.  I’m missing that crew a whole lot! Especially Ian Somerhalder as Damon 🙂 Then, there’s a whole bunch of new and old series to watch.  Its where decisions have to make as to which I’ll follow weekly and which will be in binge watching style.

Moving on…lets get on to music! Since thats how this actually started, right?

Do you like Jason Mraz? I know I do A WHOLE LOT! Here he does a mashup with a bunch of Youtube artists and Hunter Hayes to a song called Everyone’s Got Somebody But Me.  This video is directed by Kurt Hugo Schneider and I’ve mentioned on many accounts how much I love his creativity! This song is on repeat right now! It may be kind of a sad message but they make it so upbeat 🙂

If you have time, you should check out all the covers by each individual artist as well, everyone has a good take of it all!

On that note, Kurt is on fire because just the other day, he put up a acoustic version of Closer by Sara & Tegan and he got them to do the vocals.  Now thats amazing, right? It sounds totally awesome as well!

So that I don’t overload with too much music, this song has been also on repeat because it puts me in this completely relaxed mood and my mind just empties. Its a pretty great feeling.  This one is older but I just found it from one of my workouts last week. Its called Finally Moving by Pretty Lights.

This week, I had one big find on YouTube, non-music related, thanks my best friend.  I love these proposal videos and this one is WAY OVER THE TOP but just so touching and all I can say is WOW! Its 27 minutes but it’ll blow your mind.

That guy did it all so elaborate.  Its just a happy moment to see. It was pretty entertaining and trust me, I get all teary about these things, its just how I am…a hopeless romantic. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it also 🙂 By the way, there was an article for it HERE about how to do the proposal thing right.  Maybe some of you are interested.

Now that I’ve taken enough of your time with a bunch of videos!

What are you watching on obsessing over on TV these days? How about music or videos?

I have nothing to post up tomorrow so I’ll see you all on Monday with continuation of the Halloween marathon 🙂

Have a great weekend! 🙂

Sunshine Award and WordPress Family Award (*2)

Okay! Yet again, I’m feeling extremely happy because I did receive these awards two times! Those awards being Sunshine Award and WordPress Family Award (as mentioned in the title)!


First up, I want to apologize to Natasha at Film and Things for this award.  She’s an amazing blogger and she gave this to me A MONTH AGO! What happened? How did a month pass by? I have no idea but I should’ve responded to it earlier.  I’m REALLY REALLY happy that I got it and extremely grateful! Thanks to her so very much! She’s totally awesome! She just directed her first short film and put up the trailer.  So you definitely should head to her blog to check out that! Plus, she puts up really awesome reviews 🙂

The second time is from T at The Focused Filmographer! Thank you so much! I can’t remember when I first started following T but his blog is totally cool with  themed days of the week to look forward to: Movie News Monday, It’s Time to Vote Tuesday, Trailer Time Thursday, New Posters of the Week! Plus, he has a whole lot of reviews also! Amazing stuff right there! If you haven’t dropped by his blog, run on over and have some fun!

Accepting these awards always comes with rules of some sort.  Both these awards have similar rules except Sunshine Award has the 10 questions to answer 🙂 I will do it for both of them (provided they don’t have overlapping questions).

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
    (use these or come up with your own).
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs,
    letting them know they have been nominated.

Natasha’s questions

1) Favorite color?

My favorite colors changes to the seasons but I’m really drawn to a darker shade of purple (last few years). I love royal blue and in the summer, I really enjoy wearing a nice shade of green, something similar to a sea green and maybe coral!

2) Favorite animal?

I love cats: big cats like tigers!

tiger at st-felicien zoo

or little cats like my little girl, Flea!

My cat Flea

My cat Flea

Of course, I’d take Red Pandas and Giant Pandas any day also 🙂

Giant Panda in Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Giant Panda in Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Red Pandas in Ocean Park :)

Red Pandas in Ocean Park 🙂


3) Favorite number?

Can I not answer this? I like to choose numbers that are related so I’d say 3 is one of my best numbers 🙂

4) Favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Green Tea is my love! Green Tea is to everyone else’s coffee 😉 My fave has to be Get Fresh Green from Tealish!

Get Fresh Green by Tealish (from their site)

Get Fresh Green by Tealish (from their site)

But, I also love Teavana‘s Tranquil Dream herbal tea! (I guess you know one of the reasons why)

Tranquil Dream by Teavana (taken from their site)

Tranquil Dream by Teavana (taken from their site)

5) My passion?

My blog is my passion (everything I write about) but I’d say, baking is definitely my first passion.  Coming real close behind is music/movies/books.

Hamburger cupcakes!

Hamburger cupcakes! My most proud baked goods!

Shortbread hearts :)

Shortbread hearts 🙂

I’m actually starting to become really passionate about writing also! 🙂

6) Prefer getting or giving presents?

Giving thoughtful gifts 🙂 I have one in the making right now! I do that, plan and put together memorable gifts for months in advance!

7) Favorite day of the week?

Saturday is definitely my fave! No one to kick me out of bed and I get to relax in my room doing whatever I want.  Wednesdays/Thursdays are my fave once in a week when I have my chiro appointment because my back and neck feels all new and refreshed afterwards…

8) Favorite flower?





Lavenders! Oh and this applies to the fave color ;)

Lavenders! Oh and this applies to the fave color 😉

T’s questions (overlapped 7 questions with Natasha’s so let’s continue! )

9) Favorite actor (who’s not a household name yet)?

I think Ian Somerhalder counts.  Love the guy! He’s hot and has this mysterious charm.

ian somerhalder

10) Favorite food?

My mom’s purple sweet potato sweet soup with glutinous rice balls 🙂 YUMMY!

Purple sweet potato sweet soup :)

Purple sweet potato sweet soup 🙂

OR ANYTHING with chicken! (except spicy dishes)!



11) Favorite soundtrack?

This is going to be hard! Moulin Rouge is really high on the list! Joe Hisaishi music is way up there also!

moulin rouge soundtrack

These days, my boyfriend introduced me to a PS3 game Sleeping Dogs soundtrack and I really love the chinese rap, 24 Herbs.

Whew! Finally done that! That took me a long time, especially finding all the pictures digging in archives and searching up…

Now we’re on the extremely hard part, the 10 nominations 🙂 I may have got this 2 times but I’m going with the rules.

Jack Flacco




The Return of the Modern Philosopher


The Matticus Kingdom

Joe’s Musings


Parlor of Horror

Don’t feel the obligation to do anything with this 🙂 If you do feel the obligation you can pick any of the 10 questions on the top! I’d love to hear your answers, even if you want to do it in the comments, I’m all good with that!

Huge gigantic THANKS to Natasha and T 🙂 You both are awesome!!!

Happy Wednesday! 🙂