Reflection of the 2015-16 School Year

This past year, I felt, was an amazing school year. At the beginning of the year, I remember thinking, “Wow, you’re going to be a complete loner who can’t socialize.” Which was true for the first few weeks of school. I thought my only friends from middle school were going to leave me because they managed to find new friends, whether it be from their classes or their sports. Which I found to be true, but not true as well.

My friends from middle school remained to stay with me, though of course we all changed a bit. But they weren’t the only ones finding new friends. I only now just realized I have made tons of new friends as well (now I’m thinking, “Do they think of me as their friend?”). The friends I’ve made this year and the ones I’ve already known since middle school all made my life a trillion times better than I thought it would be (Okay, Valerie. You’re exaggerating). Of course, my family contributed to a major part of my life. There were times where I thought I was stuck in a dark corner, blind and lost. But both my family and friends helped me find my way to the door and helped me open it.

To simply put it, I think this past year was wondrous. Except, maybe I shouldn’t have slacked off on the academics part in the beginning (whoops). I’m glad to have met everyone that I met this year, whether it be friends, friends of friends, and even teachers. They all played a major part of my life this year. Thank you to all and I love you all!

(I was listening to EXO’s “Don’t Go” while typing this)

AVICII – Sunset Jesus

avicii-sunset-jesus-mp3-downloadAvicii’s Sunset Jesus is something I’ve been listening to recently. I’ve been listening to it during car rides, my routine jogs, while I do my homework, or when I’m just trying to relax. Something about it makes me feel so happy. Maybe it’s the guitar or the part where the song says, “Breathe for a minute, I’ll be okay”

This song has a rather blunt message, I would say. So, this wouldn’t really need an analysis.

This song really helps me run better. Haha, but seriously, it helps me feel better on a bad day. I would recommend you give this song a try as well if you’re feeling down. Sorry this post was short, but it’s all I have time for.

Bye bye!!

Outer Science

So Outer Science is related to control because the main character in here is controlled by the bad guy and all of her friends are ultimately killed until she turns back time. I chose this cover because I really like Kanseru’s voice. The KagePro series is really intriguing, however, the art isn’t quite advanced.

Pardon that this is shorter than my usual posts. I’m currently sick and it’s hard to type and think while your mind is in a haze. I’ll try to improve this when I’m better.

Sing For You – EXO

12353273_492883630918485_1073624341_nJust on a side note but I think my English teacher, Mr. Barro, may or may not have inspired the new EXO song “Sing For You” with his poem of “The Astronaut’s Whale“.

Okay, but on with the actual purpose of the post. This song literally made me bawl my eyes out with how it expressed the feeling of regret and sadness. It may seem like a confusing song when you watch it for the first time, but at the same time it’s blatantly obvious. All it really is is a story of how a guy regrets what he has done and realizes how much he lost. But of course, SM wanted us to bawl our eyes out first and then smile because in the end, it’s a happy reunion or acceptance of some sort. This song can either be taken as the guy’s message to a girl he couldn’t confess to or it can be to a friend whom he had gotten into an argument or some sort of altercation with and regrets it. I honestly prefer the latter as it can be related to almost everyone.

Please listen to this song and I hope you cry. Just kidding. But you may need a box of tissues.

” The way you cry, the way you smile
Do you know how much you mean to me?
Words I wanna say, words I lost
I’ll confess to you though it might sound awkward
Just listen, I’ll sing for you, sing for you
Just listen, I’ll sing for you “

Noragami Aragoto

originally found here ; art belongs to rightful owners of Noragami

 Okay, this post isn’t as much as a music post, but I just really wanted to talk about Noragami Aragoto.

First off, the opening and ending of the second season of Noragami is amazing! I was hooked to both and could not bring myself to skip it. Ever since Noragami began airing from season one until now, they have never disappointed me in their music tracks. Not once! (excuse me for being a fangirl).

Second of all, the Bishamon arc of this season is simply captivating. From character development, music, and the animation. The moments of humor to the moments where you feel like crying where simply a beautiful feeling. Of course, I won’t spoil the anime for those who want to watch it. However, if you feel the release of each episode is too slow, go and read the manga! It’s very interesting.

Now, for my input of this anime. I think it is an amazing anime. At first, I saw a trailer/teaser for it on YouTube while I was watching another anime, being the otaku I am. Being curious, I found this anime and have been hooked ever since. I remember telling my friend about this anime and even he is hooked on it, too. I was shocked to hear he was watching the second season as well. I believe the character development is very interesting and the battle scenes are captivating. As all anime lovers know, there has to be some kind of ship within the anime. My ship, or favorite couple, in this anime is the very canonized couple of Yatori, Yato and Hiyori. These two are implied to be the main couple of the series and I believe they will become a couple soon. Before I manage to spoil, I will end this here.

This is my little ramble and outburst about Noragami and Noragami Aragoto. I hope you will get hooked to the series just as I had and enjoy it as much as I did. Have fun, my buttercups!

P.S: Currently, Noragami Aragoto has 6 episodes released.

だんだん早くなる – 40mP ft. 初音ミク

Artwork by 40mP and taken from here

Honestly, I put the title in Japanese because copying and pasting the title is much easier than typing it out.

I usually have a link to translations, but there’s no need for that today because the translations are included in the video.

Alright, now that’s out of the way. Time to talk about the song.

The English name for the song is “Getting Faster and Faster” I thought this would be a cute song to share and it actually has a pretty motivating message. It’s a quite obvious message as well, so not a lot of explaining is needed today. In a brief summary, the song is about life in general. The road can get bumpy or it can be a joy ride. Whatever it is we may experience, we get busier, sadder, happier, and ultimately we come to see life in its fullest. So listen to the song and see how it can lift up your mood/spirits and motivate you throughout the day. Have a great day!

P.S: Take it with a baguette and butter. Put some butter on the baguette and enjoy it as you listen to this song. Goodbye for now, my buttercups!

“On those days willed with joy, in the best of moods

And on those days where rough patches leave me feeling down

That going along at my own pace is just fine,

That’s what I’m thinking”

VIXX – Eternity

— ” A cruel night is endlessly coming to me
I close my eyes again, taking me back to that dream 

Into an eternal dream that I won’t ever wake from

VIXX‘s song, “Eternity” has a rather deep meaning to it that at the same time is bluntly obvious (translations can be found here).

The music video begins as a typical romance short movie. However, the lyrics conflict the visual quite a bit. As the couple is seen being loving to each other, the lyrics are, “Look. Love is a nightmare.”  Further into the song, the lyrics seem to talk about the male’s fear of losing the girl and that he appreciates her being there with him. Near the end of the 2nd chorus, we see that the girl fades away and that she has “never been there in the first place”. One of the band members is seen dancing by himself as a girl watches him with a sad expression (however, he was previously seen dancing with the girl in the beginning of the song).

The song is, in summary, about a man’s hallucination of a love he desperately wanted. In my personal opinion, it is a sad song to an extent as we see the band members struggling to accept reality and refusing to “wake up from their sweet nightmare.”