We are well into the middle of the summer already and I thought it would be a good idea to make a summer playlist! Being a huge lover of music, I wanted to share my taste in music and what I find myself listening to during this season. I picked the songs out very carefully and thought I would definitely like to listen to these songs out in the sun and by the water. I hope you enjoy what I picked out!
Reyhan’s Summertime Fine Playlist
PART I: The Waves
“Rock the House” by Gorillaz
“Ridin'” by A$AP Rocky feat. Lana Del Rey
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Good Life” by Kanye West
“Positive Vibration” by Bob Marley
“Up All Night” by Mac Miller
“Come & Get Your Love” by Redbone
“Unforgettable” by French Montana feat. Swae Lee
“Dangerous” by The xx
“Caught Their Eyes” by Jay Z feat. Frank Ocean
“Wipe Out” by Surfaris
PART II: The Shore
“Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah
“High by the Beach” by Lana Del Rey
“Kids” by MGMT
“We Don’t Care” by Kanye West
“Stir It Up” by Bob Marley
“Everyday” by Buddy Holly
“My Favorite Part” by Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande
“Unforgettable Remix” by Pnb Rock
“Island in the Sun” by Weezer
“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
Part I is more on the upbeat side, songs that make you feel good. I wanted Part II to be more about chilling and relaxing for the people who like to take a nap on the sand 😛
Being someone who doesn’t have a Valentine, I really do like Valentines Day. I think it’s cute that we all take the time to celebrate the feeling of *love* and from all around the world. We can use a whole lotta love. Therefore, I wanted to share a lovey dovey playlist and some movies/show recommendations for V day!
Super Sappy Playlist
1. “My Girl” by The Temptations
2. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon
3. “I Wanna Be Yours” by Arctic Monkeys
4. “Love On The Brain” by Rihanna
5. “If It Means A Lot To You” by A Day To Remember
6. “Let Me Love You” by Mario
7. “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
8. “03′ Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay-Z feat. Beyonce
9. “When The Day Met The Night” by Panic! At The Disco
10. “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
11. “We Belong Together” by Richie Valens
12. “fallingforyou” by The 1975
13. “With Me” by Sum 41
14. “My Boo” by Usher & Alicia Keys
15. “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley
16. “Always” by Blink-182
17. “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
18. “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
19. “Best I Ever Had” by Drake
20. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frank Valli
21. “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey
I hope you enjoy the playlist!
The first movie I’d like to recommend is this:
The Age of Adeline (2015)
I just watched it this year and I have to say, this is probably one of my most favorite movies. Watching this movie kind of reminded me a little bit of reading. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I felt like I was reading the book as I was watching it. One of the themes in this movie, I noticed, was literature. The narrator is speaking like they’re reading a book to you. I just felt like this movie was very different and definitely worth watching.
The Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
This is an anime film, by Sanrio. It is a very cute movie which children can watch too! It’s extremely similar to Romeo and Juliet. I love the relationship between Syrius and Malta. This one is also one of my favorites.
A Walk To Remember (2002)
Nicholas Sparks has quite a lot of books that became a film afterwards, but A Walk To Remember stands out to me the most. The Notebook is definitely the most iconic that everyone knows, but that has it’s own style and A Walk To Remember has it’s own. I think that this film is very cute and a real tearjerker.
Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
This is an Italian film that I watched in my Introduction to Poetry I class. There is some romance, but this movie is focused more on poems and writing. However, I think that this movie has a Valentines Day feel to it, even if the love is in poetry. The romance that is in this film is totally cute though.
You’re Beautiful (2009) also known as He’s Beautiful
Now, this isn’t a movie. This is a Korean Drama, 16 episodes. This has a lot of romance and comedy. I love romantic comedies so if you do too, this is a winner. I actually got one hour of sleep one night because I was up watching this and I needed to know what was going to happen. When I finished this, I went through a really bad post-series depression. Not going to lie, but this one hit me pretty hard. (I’m still not over it tbh). This drama got a cult following and had many remakes done, so you know it’s a good one.
Lastly, I wanted to share a manga that will ruin your life.
Fruits Basket (1998-2006)
When I finished this, I went through SERIOUS post-series depression and I’m probably never going to be over it. This is also an anime as well, but I loved the manga even more, mostly because the manga still continued while the anime stopped short and never continued with the show unfortunately. I believe 12 collector’s edition are going to be coming out, but so far, only 1-9 has been released. As they are being released, I’ve been buying them. My reaction when I saw the first one was probably priceless because I think I freaked out.
And that is all! I hope you enjoyed my recommendations and get a chance at checking them out.
WARNING: This post will include massive fangirl-ing.
I’m going to see the new Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them tonight!
I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. Like… major Potterhead. When I first heard about this movie coming out way back when, I was so ecstatic about it. Magic truly never dies.
Many people who know me know how much of a die-hard fan I am (probably from how much I’ve talked about it or the way my head pops up whenever someone says “Harry Potter”). And at every opportunity (like now for instance) I like to mention that I did get Daniel Radcliffe’s autograph. Ahem, behold:
He signed my journal when I went to the New York premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 after waiting hours and hours among other Potter fans. I just so happened to be one of the lucky ones who got noticed by senpai.
It happened November 15, 2010, so our 6 year anniversary just passed. (I did warn you this was going to include fan-girling).
I took the time to take pictures of my Harry Potter items and share them on here.
Note: I do have Harry’s wand that came from the actual Ollivanders from Universals Harry Potter world in Florida, however my aunt got that for me as I have actually never been to Harry Potter world (i know, i cry too).
I was also gifted one year for my birthday a Hogwarts acceptance letter which is probably one of the best gifts I ever received.
(i just totally shared my address. Please don’t come after me.)
I also have the card game UNO, HP style. The cards are really fun because they have things like the Sorting Hat, dragons, Crookshanks, Fluffy, a wand, and Bertie Botts Every-Flavored Beans.
The cards came in this cool-looking treasure chest. I like to bring this during family gatherings.
I felt like I really needed a Quidditch set…
AND the Marauders Map… (i have a problem)
I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with them, but when I saw them, I just felt like I really needed these in my life. I hope someone out there understands. (fangirls, I’m reaching out to you).
I think this magnet is v cool. I wish Muggle newspapers printed the same way as the Daily Prophet. I really like the style of it. How could would it be too if real Muggle pictures were able to move?
And last but not least, I would like to share the best thing I own that has to do with the Potter fandom.
Life-sized cardboard Ron Weasley. Who just stands there… in my room… wearing the headband I got at Disney and my Gotham City hat.
Just casually hanging out.
I would like to say though that anytime someone walks into my room for the first time, the first thing they ask me is “Why do you have that? What is he doing? What? Why?” The reactions are priceless. But I will admit, in the beginning when I first got him (this was a gift by the way), he did alarm me a bit whenever I passed my room because all I saw was a man staring at me. It was quite frightening actually. But now, it’s fine. I actually enjoy taking selfies with him.
I have many more unpictured Harry Potter items (believe it or not). I wanted to do this in honor of the new movie and because I’m way to excited about seeing it. I’m sure it’s going to be magical!
So as you can see, I am indeed a very big Harry Potter fan. I might actually have a problem.
I tend to get overly attached to series, whether it’s for books, TV shows, or movies. I just get so tied to the storyline and characters, I fall in deep which is the reason why I suffer from post-series depression. It happens all the time. I always lose fictional friends.
maybe this is why i don’t have a social life hahahahahaha
I’m so glad I’m going to the Cinemas for another Harry Potter movie! Magic never dies.
First off: I seriously love October. As I’ve said before, Halloween is my favorite time of the year. It’s easily my favorite holiday. I always loved dressing up, anything scary, and of course as a kid trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, I’m a bit older for trick-or-treating now, but I get very excited for haunted attractions, pumpkin picking, Fright Fest at Six Flags, horror movie nights, and costume parties!!
I also get very excited for scary stories and books. So here are some creepy reads!
The stories in this book are The Queer Chair, A Madman’s Manuscript, The Goblins who Stole a Sexton, The Ghosts of the Mail, The Baron of Grogzwig, A Christmas Carol, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, To be Read at Dusk, The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber, The Haunted House, The Trial for Murder, and The Signalman. I haven’t gotten to reading this book yet, but I’m very excited to start!
I just finished reading this book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie that just came out! It looks very good and I’m sure it’s good if Tim Burton directed it. The best part about this, I think, are the pictures. The pictures are very creepy and a good idea for the reader to see just how peculiar everyone is.
This one was a manga by Junji Ito called Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu. The art in it was very interesting to me. I really loved the different ways that he drew the cats. The story itself was cute, but the art was creepy.
And now the King himself: Stephen King. I’m a huge fun of his work. I’ve already read Pet Sematary (which is actually my favorite), Carrie, It, The Shining, and Misery. The rest I will hopefully get to this month!
These books will keep me occupied for the rest of October :p
I hope you enjoyed my list of creepy reads! don’t get too scared xx
We were technically supposed to see her on September 7th, but it got postponed to a month later because she needed to rest her voice. This concert was at the MetLife and was actually the last concert to the Formation tour!
The performance was outstanding. The opening act was DJ Khaled (anotha one). He brought out a lot of rappers as special guests, some of them I was unfamiliar with but I knew some of them. There was so many guests though, I couldn’t even list who all of them were. The ones that I knew were Fetty Wap, Ja Rule, DMX, and T.I.
Beyoncé came out performing “Formation” first and she slay so hard.
Her choreogrophy was out of this world but even better was her voice. She sounded so beautiful and was just all-around incredible. She’s such a great entertainer. I like how she spoke to the crowd and talked to us. The screen was also very cool when it was in-between an outfit change. She would come back on stage in a new outfit, rocking something else and killing it.
Beyoncé is the Queen B. My favorite songs that she performed were “Yoncé”, “Bow Down”, “Freedom”, “Naughty Girl”, and “Love On Top”.
It was my mom’s first American concert, so she was very excited about this. She has never seen anything like this before so I’m so glad she enjoyed herself.
And because this was the last show in the tour and perhaps because it was postponed, we had a few surprises… as if DJ Khaled didn’t already overwhelm us with special guests.
Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar happened.
Jay-Z came out for “Drunk In Love” and he and Bey were hugging and kissed each other. Twas sewwww cute ❤ Everyone was losing their minds. I can’t even believe we saw Jay-Z.
I’m a fan of Kendrick Lamar so seeing him was so crazy. He came out for “Freedom”.
This song was amazing to watch (the entire show was honestly), but I love the dancing with the water. There was water on the stage which I believe Beyoncé has done before at the Grammy’s maybe.
The performance was outside but it wasn’t too cold since everyone was dancing. Plus, the rush for being at a concert is enough to forget chilliness, but I was fine throughout.
She finished the night off with “Halo” which had beautiful fireworks going off into the sky. She also hoped everyone to get home safely which I thought was very cute of her to mention. It was so cool to see her just smiling and singing her soul out and so beautifully because you can tell she’s putting her all out there for us and that she’s doing what she loves. Yas, you go girl.
I can’t believe I saw so that many rappers. Jay-Z. Kendrick Lamar. Beyoncé. If i was told I was going to see Beyoncé in concert one day, I wouldn’t believe it.
August 10, 2016, Twenty One Pilots performed at Madison Square Garden (sold out show!) for their Emotional Roadshow World Tour. Epic night.
We got to MSG at around 1:30 and got in the loooong line of people waiting for the show to start. We had to write our number on our hands, I guess to see how many people will be waiting and for the order of the line to stay a little more organized.
Inside, there was two pits, the west side being closest to the main stage and the east side, where we were standing, farther away from the stage but still at a pretty good distance. In the middle of the second pit though, there was a smaller stage which in the middle of their show, they did go to for a bit.
The doors opened at 6:30 and at 7, the first opening act came out. I had never heard of the two bands that opened for Twenty One Pilots, but they were both good.They’re called Chef’s Special and Mutemath. Chef’s Special performed first and their style sounded a little bit like rap and reggae mixed together. I’m definitely going to check out Chef’s Special some more, we were all very impressed with them. Mutemath’s style reminded me a bit like The 1975- they were more chill and mellow but they were also still upbeat at the same time. They’re style in music isn’t for everyone to like. I was digging it, but I know some people were not really feeling it, so it’s not very everyone. Chef’s Special is on the left, Mutemath is on the right.
After the two very talented bands played, Twenty One Pilots came out with an intro to “Fairly Local”, going into “Heavydirtysoul”. We were all pretty much freaking out.
I believe it was after “Migraine” Tyler Joseph did a bit of a magic trick where some people put a curtain over him and he somehow ended up on top of the balconey.
Wow, much cool very magic.
I seriously have no idea how he did that.
Josh Dun had a drum solo which he was just killing. I love watching drummers going at it.
oh my god.
Here is some cool Tyler shots.
I’m really glad that i captured the picture above because it’s just showing him simply smiling at us, probably singing along, and it just blows his mind away, even though they as a duo are doing the same thing for us.
Like I said, they did go on the stage in the second pit where we were standing and we had such a good view of them there too. This was how close we were:
They performed my all-time favorite, “Ode To Sleep” and songs off of their earliest albums like their self-titled one and Regional at Best.
The last time we saw them, were so close to the stage that during the part when Josh was playing the drums on the crowd, my sister was one of the people holding it. During “Holding On To You” last time, Tyler was also in the crowd with people holding onto his feet. We didn’t get to hold onto him, but he was literally right there in front of us. He did the same thing here for “Holding On To You”.
They decided to play some covers but before doing so, they invited Chef’s Special and Mutemath back on stage. The songs that they covered with the opening bands were “Twist and Shout”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “Love Yourself”, and “Jump Around”. My dad is a huge fan of Celine Dion so I recorded “My Heart Will Go On” for him. Josh was shredding it on the trumpet.
And during “My Heart Will Go On” he pulled the iconic Titanic move….
A bit of a blurry picture, but all the bands are together here, singing some covers. It was v cool.
The last song they played before their encore was “Car Radio” which Tyler ended up in the back, similar to how he did it to the last concert we went to.
They came back to perform an encore which was “Goner” and “Trees”. During “Goner”, a lot of people had a sign and their lights up. (I’m not quite sure what the sign meant or what it said).
The ending was epic of course with confetti everyone and their drumming together. Last time we were very close to it, but it was very cool to see it from a distance, watching everyone there in the pit freaking out.
My favorite song that they performed was probably “Lane Boy”. That one was so sick.
It’s crazy… my back was hurting before the concert started from standing for too long, but as soon at they came on stage, the backache went away. I guess it went away from all the adrenaline, the singing, and excitement I was feeling, but when I’m at a concert, I’m so focused on the artists that I’m not even paying attention to what’s happening to me or what’s around me. I’m living in that moment. It is so cool how much two people can do to entertain thousands and even bring a fanbase together like that. It wasn’t just girls and it wasn’t just boys. It was’t just young people and it wasn’t just old people. So many different people were there of all genders and age. Those two people made my backache go away, but when it was over, it quickly just came back and I was complaining about it again.
But the backache is so worth it for a show as great as that. It doesn’t hurt anymore though since I was able to rest.
This was my third time seeing them and I would definitely love seeing them even more.
Comparing to the first time I saw this, I’m so glad that they were able to make it to the MSG. We did it.
Today, while I was at work, it started raining and thundering like crazy! I love when the rain goes wild like that, but only when I’m inside of course, watching from a distance ;p I love how it sounds and how out of control it looks and I also just really like thunder and lightning too. It makes me wish I was at home all cozy watching a movie or reading a book.
The rain only lasted ten minutes though and it became sunny as if a crazy thunderstorm didn’t just happen. Weather is so weird.
It got me thinking about all of the people who are walking around playing Pokemon Go if they got soaking wet or if they still walked around in the rain, catching Pokemon.
Also, today has been a very successful day for me as a Pokemon trainer. I’ve discovered so many new and close Pokestops and I got so many Pokeballs. In the beginning, I ran out of my Pokeballs because my aim was always way off and I ended up without any Pokeballs for about two days. I missed so many opportunities for some really good Pokemon too 😦
Finally, after having gone to so many Pokestops, I have a decent amount of Pokeballs and I’m really proud of the Pokemon I have so far. I started with Charmander and I’m on Team Valor. Fire always.
I finally caught Pikachu today. Twas a good day. Pokemon Go is so addicting. It’s so cool to see everyone united playing this game.
Mood. I’m swamped. Good luck in catching them all, trainers. I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was..
I felt like making a post about some of my favorite recent buys, I would say, in the past few months. So here it goes (not in any specific order):
1. Batman: The Killing Joke, The Batman Adventures: Mad Love, & Batman (1966)
I could easily say Batman is my favorite hero of all time. His story, to me, is so interesting and even more than Batman, I love the villains. The Joker is my favorite bad guy out of all the bad guys & I seriously ship him & Harley Quinn majorly. Their backstory was very entertaining to read in Mad Love. I think Harley is a very funny & hilarious character & the way the Joker acts with her is also hilarious. Their love story is weirdly romantic in my opinion.
My favorite thing about The Killing Joke was not only did it show one of the many different backstories of how the Joker became the Joker, but the artwork is incredible & I could see why it’s considered to be one of the best graphic novels of all time. I was very excited when I bought that one & I actually didn’t take it out of the plastic it was wrapped in for a really long time because I was scared of damaging it, but I couldn’t resist it anymore & I just had to read it. And SPOILER ALERT: the ending is sort of conflicting because the reader gets to decide what they think will happen next to the Joker, & a lot of people say Batman kills him, but I personally don’t think he does. I think he takes the Joker back to Arkham.
This Batman movie is the one that came out in 1966 with Adam West as Batman & Burt Ward as Robin, based off of the television series that they both star in. When I saw this, I freaked out & immediately picked it up because I knew I needed to own this movie for sure. I love how retro it is & it’s so silly seeing how movies were made back then. The fighting scenes were really fun to watch & it’s a very good movie to watch with friends. The movie has the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, AND Catwoman, teaming up against the duo. Definitely worth the watch.
2. Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Trilogy
My heart probably stopped a little when I saw this DVD of ALL the Back to the Future movies, including a bonus disc & special features. I love all of them & if you haven’t watched it, it’s totally a must see. Gotta love Marty McFly & Doc.
3. Durarara!! Light Novels
$$$$$$$ “Dollars?!” I’m a huge fan already of the anime & I already read the manga, but I felt entranced to buy the light novels & I’m so glad I did. I really think Ryohgo Narita is very creative with all the unique characters backstory. Durarara!! is described as being a twisted love story & I honestly can’t think of a better description. The protagonist doesn’t have a head, there’s a war between gangs, people getting possessed by an ancient supernatural sword, hot-tempered strong bartender who throws vending machines, dangerous parkour information broker who I wish was real, Russian sushi man, a pair of weird Otaku’s that probably have a lot of problems, perverted black-market doctor in love with a body, but also a guy in love with a head…who is with his stalker that looks like the head, & some weird incest love going on. It’s quite a wild ride. The light novels were very good & I’m waiting for them all to be translated. It’s definitely one of my favorite anime. Izaya Orihara is bae.
4. I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of it
I already made a post about seeing The 1975 in concert & sharing what my favorite tracks are, so I’ll make this brief. I’m very glad I bought it & I actually bought it before even listening to it. I think I bought it two days after the release & decided I was probably going to like it anyway. I was right.
5. Nintendo 3DS XL: Hyrule Gold Edition & The Legend of Zelda Adventurer’s Pouch
I have been wanting a Nintendo 3DS probably around… 9 years old maybe? I saw some girl playing Nintendogs & ever since then, I’ve been asking for it. But now, I am a grown girl (unfortunately) who works & gets paid & decided that enough is enough. I am going to buy my 3DS already. It’s been a while since I bought this, but I got it this year & I’ll probably still never get over that fact that I finally own one. I love The Legend of Zelda, my favorite being Wind Waker, so I knew that if I was going to get a 3DS… Hyrule Gold Edition for sure. I needed that pouch too to complete the aesthetic Hryule look.
6. NYX Lingerie #02
The first ever NYX store opened up in the east coast at the mall that I usually go to so during the first two weeks that they opened, there was a line to get inside the store that was very long. It was madness. After the hype died down just a bit, my sister & I were finally able to check it out & we got some of their Lingerie lipstick which stays on & works really well. We have a couple, but this color is definitely my favorite. It’s sort of a pastel purple color that really makes your lips pop.
7. Angel Aura Quartz
I took this picture the day I got this Angel Aura Quartz in the city one day at a crystal shop. My mom got this for me since she saw me looking at it so much & she knew I really wanted it. The colors are so beautiful & angelic. It is known for helping with meditation & health.
8. Raymour the Succulent
I got a really cute succulent & named it Raymour! It looks so cute sitting on my desk by the window & I want to buy more. I named it Raymour because I’m known as Flanagan at work since my name sounds similar to Raymour. It’s the Raymour to my Flanagan.
And it looks like that is all. This is a bit long, but I haven’t posted anything in a while & I got really excited with writing this. I just really felt like sharing my favorite buys. I hope you enjoyed it.
Yesterday, May 17, 2016, my friends and I saw the alternative band The 1975!
We had balcony seats so we were a bit far, but it was still a really good time and they had the big screens anyways. They sound amazing live and I love their music just because it sounds unique, I think that the singer, Matthew Healy, has a very different and engaging voice, and I always want to move and dance whenever I listen to them. Their songs are so funky, mellow, and swaying at the same time. The color schemes and designs during their performance was really interesting to see too.
I’m really glad I got to see this band live. Healy was also very funny during his commentary in-between songs. These are some of my favorite pictures that I took of them last night:
The setlist was a good mixture between their newer and older songs. I really do like their newest album I Like it When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It. It’s a bit more mellower than their self-titled album which I think has more songs to dance too, but they’re great all-together.
My favorite songs that they performed were “UGH!”, “The Sound”, “Robbers”, “fallingforyou”, “If I Believe You”, “Girls”, “Loving Someone”, and “Chocolate” (not in any particular order). I highly recommend seeing them in concert!
Here are my top three favorite tracks on both of their albums:
“She Way Out”
I Like it When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It