Music Mondays: Flashlight (Jessie J)

Again it’s late for today’s Music Mondays but I couldn’t find the one to feature until I heard this on the radio and actually listened to the lyrics. It’s Flashlight by Jessie J but instead of featuring the official music video, I opted to go with the cover by Hailee Steinfeld (aka Emily Junk in Pitch Perfect 2). This one also has the lyrics so you can feel the message as well.

Last Saturday I lost my puppy, Tacos. He was the first of three dogs I got early this year.

The day he arrived in our home.

The day he arrived in our home.

If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, you’d see pictures of him when I first got him.

Tacos was a very sweet and hyper puppy. Compared to his older sisters (not really related), he grew more in length than in height. And he was the only puppy I knew who “galloped” and when excited, moved liked a bull trying to throw off a person. He also liked to lick people and eat out of his older sisters’ bowls (to the dismay of the sisters).

Tacos also had a very short tail (almost none) so when he gets excited, his whole bottom sways in excitement. Lately, he took to greeting me whenever I open the car door upon coming home. He’d try to reach me and in the last few days, he was able to reach and lick my elbow.

Tacos, Tarra, & TitatHis death was sudden and quick. And I am still reeling from the shock of what had happened. Tacos made it possible for my family to take care of three more (the latest I had this May) puppies. He helped heal my heart and had been my “flashlight” all this time. But losing him left me, once more, heartbroken, lost, and helpless. He was too young; too innocent. He did nothing wrong and yet he’s now gone.

I will forever miss him.


Music Mondays: Lost Stars (Adam Levine)

Who has seen Begin Again? When almost all cinemas were filled with Transformers: Age of ExtinctionBegin Again was a breath of fresh air to my office mate who immediately recommended that it’s a must see movie. So the next week, my boyfriend and I went out to see the movie. I didn’t know what it’s about although I can guess from the title. I also didn’t know the actors who were going to be in the movie. So it was a bit of a risk for me. Yeah, I didn’t try to even look it up on the Internet. I just forked over money to the teller and told her I’m going to watch Begin Again.

Anyway, I won’t spoil anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. It’s up to you if you wish to watch it. Just know that I opted to watch this on the big screen instead of Step Up All In, because I thought Begin Again would be worth my money more. Go figure.

And because of the movie, which has a really good soundtrack, and because I’ve already heard one of its tracks on the radio (apparently), here’s this week’s Music Monday: Lost Stars by Adam Levine.

By the way, if you find the trailer of the movie short or whatever, the above lyric video is quite good at capturing the gist of the movie. There may be spoilers but they are subtle enough that you can overlook them without even knowing. 😉 Enjoy!

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What’s your Music Monday?