Singing in the street is fun

People think I’m crazy because they see me talking to myself, smiling and singing alone, comfortable in my own world. I tend to hop a little when I walk in the busy streets of Metro Manila. I sometimes catch a stranger’s attention. Do you know how? It’s either I tripped up stairs, slipped on the escalator. But on some occasions, I sing out loud while walking in the streets which I am really unaware of. When someone turns his back to see me, that’s when I begin to feel that my mouth is moving and releasing a big note.  Then, I come back to my senses and pretend that it’s not embarrassing at all. It happened when I was walking through  Ayala underpass. An NGO representative approached me and said, “Ma’am I believe you are singing.”

Sometimes, I’m lost in my own world. I create a moment on the streets as if I am in MTV.  And I get inspiration from my favorite music videos which center on a girl singing in the middle of the streets.

Who Says by Selena Gomez

This video has a lot of cute stuff, very sassy. I love the scene when Selena  with her long gown, runs along the streets barefoot. I hope a lot of young girls will listen to this song because  it has a good message.

Quotable Quote:

I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me
You got every right to a beautiful life, come on

Put your hearts up by Ariana Grande

This is a feel good video with simple choreography and bright colors. I like how it looks like a musical movie scene or a Disney film.

It’s Oh So Quiet by Bjork

I wish I could find a clearer a copy of this music video.  This is another music video that looks like it’s part of  musical film. But unlike Put your hearts up, this song sounds more like Broadway

Gravity by Sara Barilles

I also like melancholic songs (You see, I’m  crazy and bipolar. I like extremely sad and extremely happy songs.) What makes this music video unique is its cosmic theme which is very creatively done.

Who You Are by Jessie J

This is one of my favorite songs. I want to imitate what Jessie J did,  singing in the corner of the train station.  Of all the videos I mentioned here, this one is close to reality. When you sing  your heart out in a public place, the crowd don’t join you in singing. They  just stare  at you or ignore. I love this song (so redundant, am I?) I listen to this song when I want to reflect on what am I doing to myself (naks!)

Quotable Quote:

Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.

Feel Good Music

When it’s an ordinary day and there’s no motivational force to make life meaningful, I just cover my ears with headphones and turn on the music in full blast.  When I  listen to feel good music, I end up smiling alone in my workstation.  It’s how I begin my day.  Music is my multivitamins. It brings positive energy out of nowhere.

Here are some songs  in my  feel good music playlist:

Like a Star by Corinne Bailey Rae

If you want to be sentimental for the day, listen to Corinne Bailey Rae’s song Like a Star.  Whenever I listen to this song, pleasant memories run in my head. It’s like a background music of a segment in my life.

Just like a star across my sky/ Just like an angel off the page/ You have appeared to my life/ Feel like I’ll never be the same

Hopeful by Twista ft. Faith Evans

Inspiring songs don’t have to be ballads. Sometimes, they are light songs that are radio friendly. Here’s an example.

’cause I’m hopeful, yes I am, hopeful for today,
Take this music and use it
Let it take you away,
And be hopeful (hopeful) and he’ll make a way
I know it ain’t easy but that’s okay.

Brighter than the Star by Colbie Colbat

Colbie Colbat’s album was released in 2011 but I only discovered this song today. Thanks Solaire for spreading this music.

Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky

Shining how we want, brighter than the sun

Tonight by Jessica Sanchez ft. Ne-Yo

This song has an addictive beat that make me want to dance and of course I love Jessica Sanchez. It’s a good warm-up song to take your inhibitions and worries away.

Cause we ain’t even on earth tonight
We on a planet where the dudes got money and they not afraid to spend it
(Ayo, ayo)