Monthly Archives: July 2012

#nowplaying #morningplaylist #summerplaylist Will.I.Am featuring Eva Simons – This is Love

If you love it like I love it,
and you feel what I feel inside.
If you want it like I want it,
then baby, let’s get it tonight.

This is love, this is love, this is love.

He makes me happy, to put it simply. We’ve come such a long way these past five years, ever since we first met in college. We’ve gone our different, separate ways then, to grow as individuals in our own respective lives, and here we are now, half a decade later – growing together, in sync on the same wavelength. Who knew we’d actually be in this very position now, at this point in time? Some already saw it coming, but to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was an incredibly delightful surprise indeed.

But on a highly personal level, to me, there was always something about him, about us. Something I had always kept hidden deep inside of me because I was too afraid to speak of it openly in the past. He had (and still has) always intrigued me, even from the very beginning, but there was this chemistry, this spark, this electricity whenever we danced together, as partners on stage – from the very first day we started choreographing our signature piece of sorts in the studio, to the final performance on the stage, when the audience and everyone around us apparently felt it as well. But nothing else mattered when I was dancing with him, nothing except our presence and our beings. Something hit me every single time we made eye contact, because it wasn’t just eye contact. It felt deeper, more connected, just.. more somehow. It felt like I was being taken into another world. It’s something words can hardly describe, but I craved for that fire again after it all, and relished how it ignited something so strong within me.

And the best thing about it?

It was mutual. I eventually found that out much later on.

Although we’ve only been in a relationship for about four months or so, because we’ve known each other for such a long time now, it feels like we’ve been together for much longer than that. And suffice to say, our relationship is unconventional at the very least, something the both of us have never experienced before. But I wouldn’t have it any other way, simply because it works for us. We take things day by day, and we make every day amazing – beyond that, even. Every day is a new experience when it comes to us, and we surpass expectations and leap over boundaries each time, overcoming any fears and obstacles standing in our way. He fills me up to the brim, with happiness, with love, with energy. And I want the best for him, for us. I want to make the best of everything we have together.

I enjoy, treasure, and cherish him. And us. Because I love us.

(You) got me walking on the ceiling all night.

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#nowplaying #summerplaylist Far East Movement featuring Cover Drive – Turn Up the Love

We are one tonight
and we’re breathing in the same air,
so turn up the love.

Fresh out from Far East Movement’s newly-released Dirty Bass album – which I was highly anticipating, this single is definitely one of my favourite summer 2012 songs so far. I’m a big fan of Far East Movement, swagger and Asians actually going out there and doing their thing, especially when they incorporate Western influences (although I do love the Eastern ones as well) – partly because I’m Asian, which goes without saying, and I’m proud to be one, but also because I’m all for diversity and embracing who we are and what we want to be regardless of where we come from, which brings me to why I enjoy fusion and mixing things up, collecting inspiration from everything I experience, anywhere the world over.

Summer nights in London town – when it only gets dark after half-past nine in the evening, when the Londoners suit and doll up to come out to play with cocktails and pints, when the cosmopolitan kingdom becomes all city lights and endless nights. It is a metropolis of charm, wonders and experiences, so magical and beautiful in its own right, where opportunities to indulge abound, just waiting for you to seize them.

With just around three whole weeks left in London before I board a thirteen-hour flight back home with the beau, I plan to take the city in and satiate my wanderlust palette as much as possible with what the sprawling capital has to offer, along with getting the tremendous number of things on my pre-departure to-do list over and done with so I can have a pleasant voyage back to South-East Asia – until my return in November for my much-awaited graduation ceremony, of course.

Time really does fly by in the blink of an eye. Days, weeks, months, years pass before we even know it, and at the end of it all, we are left standing at the forefront of a new stage in our lives, wondering what had happened to the previous one and whether we had achieved what we wanted to achieve, accomplished what we set to accomplish. Time is the most valuable thing we are bestowed with in this existence and it waits for no man, yet it is the number one thing people take for granted. So make it count, make it worth it.

As for me, I can still hardly believe I’ve completed university and my three years of living and studying here in the UK is coming to an end, but I know this definitely isn’t the last I’ll be seeing of the country and neither will it be the last it’ll be seeing of me. I look forward to the day I walk on these cobbled streets again years later, much more accomplished and closer to achieving my goals and fulfilling my purpose.

I was constantly pulled out of my comfort zone this weekend – courtesy of Mac Attram and Kurt Won of Sales Partners UK – but in turn, I learnt and grew so much in just a span of two days. I met fantastic people, forged amazing new relationships, and I’m now even more of a glass half-full, especially with regard to my future and what it holds for me. These two past weekends have been such an exponential learning curve for me, and I rediscovered something in me which hasn’t surfaced in quite a while now – and by a while, I mean years. Being in this incredibly supportive surrounding with people of a similar mindset changes you, your outlook, your self-concept, and I’m thankful beyond words. It is more about celebration and collaboration, rather than competition, which is what this world needs so much more of. There is an energy so powerfully positive here, it spreads like wildfire.

So burn, baby, burn.

I got nothing but love to give.

The Hippodrome Casino, taken at Leicester Square, London.

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In the meantime, have a brilliant start to the week, everyone!

So much loving in the atmosphere,
good times roll with me right here.