Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Three Years After

Three years. I can't believe it. It still feels like a week ago when I first stepped on Canadian land.

After three years of being here in Canada, several things in my life have changed:
  • My faith - I became a Protestant on March 26, 2002. I proclaimed it to my church on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003.
  • My career - I used to be a Statistics major, but I switched to Financial Management (Professional Accounting)
  • My standards for the opposite sex - He should be H.O.T. [please refer to for more info; click "Bookworm" and go to "Christian"]
  • My employment status - I'm working now!
  • My choice of guys - I tend to like more white guys now... Hmmmm...

But some things still haven't changed:

  • My choice of food - I still love Filipino dishes. Nothing beats tinolang manok and nilagang baka.
  • My choice of language - Filipino for life!
  • My love for my long-time friends - Especially for my best friend!

Next step? Take my oath as a Canadian citizen.

Next stop? Switzerland.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

My Favourite GRAMMY Winners

47th Annual GRAMMY Award Winners

Song Of The Year & Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)
Track from: Heavier Things[Aware Records/Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Specific Harm Music.]

Best New Artist

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Los Lonely Boys
Track from: Los Lonely Boys[Or Music/Epic Records]

Best Dance Recording
Britney Spears
Avant & Bloodshy, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: In The Zone[Jive/Zomba Label Group]

Best Electronic/Dance Album
Kish Kash
Basement Jaxx
[XL Recordings/Astralwerks]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
Track from: The Diary Of Alicia Keys[J Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Call My Name
Track from: Musicology[Columbia Records/NPG Records]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
My Boo
Usher & Alicia Keys
Track from: Confessions Special Edition[Arista/La Face/Zomba Label Group]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Track from: Musicology[Columbia Records/NPG Records]

Best R&B Song
You Don't Know My Name
Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly & Kanye West, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
Track from: The Diary Of Alicia Keys[J Records; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI Music Publishing, Ye World Music/EMI April Music, Uncle Bobby Music/EMI Blackwood Music & A Dish-A-Tunes Ltd.]

Best R&B Album
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
[J Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
[Arista/LaFace/Zomba Label Group]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Let's Get It Started
The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: Elephunk[A&M Records]

Best Rap Song
Jesus Walks
Miri Ben Ari, C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
Track from: The College Drop-Out[Rocafella Records; Publishers: Konman Entertainment/Gimme My Publishing Co./Hip Hop Since 1978 & Mapleshade Productions.]

Best Rock Gospel Album
Third Day
[Essential Records]

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
All Things New
Steven Curtis Chapman
[Sparrow Records]

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King
Howard Shore, composer (Howard Shore)
[Reprise/WMG Soundtracks]

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Into The West (From The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King)
Annie Lennox, Howard Shore & Fran Walsh, songwriters (Annie Lennox)
Track from: The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King[Reprise/WMG Soundtracks; Publishers: New Line Tunes/BMG Music Publishing.]

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Hear Me

(Written by Kelly Clarkson/Kara DioGuardi/Clif Magness)Published by Smelly Songs (ASCAP)/K’Stuff Publishing (BMI) administered in the U.S. and Canada by ArtHouse Entertainment. Administered outside the U.S. and Canada by EMI Music, Ltd./Blue Iron Gate Publishing/EMI (ASCAP)
You gotta be out there
You gotta be somewhere
Wherever you areI’m waiting…
Cause there are these nights when
I sing myself to sleep
And I’m hoping my dreams bring
You close to me
Are you listening?
Hear me
I’m crying out
I’m ready now
Turn my world upside down
Find me
I’m lost inside this crowd
It’s getting loud
I need you to see
I’m screaming for you to please
Hear me
Can you hear me?
I used to be scared of
Letting someone in
But it gets so lonely
Being on my own
With no one to talk to and
No one to hold me
I’m not always strong
Oh I need you here
Are you listening?
I’m restless and wild
I fall but I try
I need someone to understand (Can you hear me?)
I’m lost in my thoughts
And baby I’ve fought
For all that I’ve got
Can you hear me?


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