Letters to Donna: Tinay’s June 2014 Playlist

As promised, and a feeble attempt to revive my wordpress account, I present to you… my June playlist:


1. Skin – Boy

I remember you and Darlyn liked this when I played it during our outing in Nagarao.


2. Riverside – Agnes Obel

I heard this one from an episode in “Revenge.” Try to watch it, their clothes are sooooo pretty. Story’s good, too.


3. Every Night – Imagine Dragons

You know you’re up for a good song when you see IMAGINE DRAGONS as the artist.


4. My Fault – Imagine Dragons


5. Sun – Sleeping At Last

Just recently discovered this one searching for TFIOS soundtrack. I have not watched the movie yet and have no access to a cinema here in Jeddah, so SHUSH about the movie.


6. Stay With Me – Sam Smith

I have my friend Farhana to thank for this one. I just love this song so much.


7. Budapest – George Ezra


8. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers

What’s not to love?


9. Pulses – Karmin

They got George Takei to do the intro for their video, that’s how awesome Karmin are (Oh myyyyy). Nick Noonan is a treat for both the ears and the eyes. Too bad he’s already engaged to Amy, the other half of Karmin. Then again Amy is uber awesome, so I guess I’ll try to be happy for Nicky. I’m in love with them both T.T .


10. Try Me On – Karmin

Catchy. Very Catchy.


11. Tidal Wave –  Karmin

What? Another Karmin song?! Yes, I’m obsessed with their Pulses album.


12. Gasoline – Karmin

I know. Just listen.


13. Lucky – Kat Edmonson

Darlyn really liked this one. I hope you like it too.


14. I Feel Better – Gotye

Jeff’s entrance number at the Iloilo Dance Off 2014, I forgot the exact phrase you used.


15. Can’t Stop – OneRepublic


16. Come Home –  OneRepublic


17. Feel Again – OneRepublic



18. Wolves & Moons – Holly Arrowsmith

My lullaby.


19. Machild – Eels

Yours was “Your Ex-Lover is Dead.” This was mine.

Please watch Futurama episode “Game of Tones.” Manly tears will be shed. It’s where Khea and I discovered the song.


20. Little Bird, Little Bird – Elizabeth Mitchell

From another heart-wrenching episode of Futurama. WTF FUTURAMA, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE A COMEDY! *ugly cry*


21. Up With The Birds – Colplay

This is the song I told you that makes me think of those tribute videos they play at funerals. Okay, I made myself sad.


22. Wicked Way – Ben Taylor

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for introducing me to this song. I wish they made a better music video though.


20. Sail – Awolnation

This ain’t their official music video, but I like this better.


21. Vox Populi – 30 Seconds To Mars


22. Hurricane – 30 Seconds To Mars


23. Kiss You – Ed Sheeran


24. All of the Stars –  Ed Sheeran

From TFIOS soundtrack. The feels.


25. Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes


26. Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Ray

Listen to it in the dark… with the windows open… and the wind a-blowin…


So far, those are the songs I’ll be listening to on repeat for this month of June. Maybe I’ll add new ones, hopefully from your soundtrack. Lookin forward to your post!


1D, You FINALLY Got to Me

Let’s take a moment of silence for my dignity for I, Tinay, has finally fallen for… One Direction.

Damn it.

I don’t exactly hate the group, they just didn’t tickle my fancy before. But with their new song and video entitled “Story of my Life,” my cold shoulder finally melted.

Louis & Zayn, Momma Tinay is diggin you!

The song itself is pretty nice. I love the build-up right before the chorus. As for the lyrics… I really don’t know how to translate it. Some “meanings” I saw on the web says the song is about a girlfriend (typical) and other says it’s about their families (particularly their mothers) and how that fame is changing them or taking them away from their loved ones. You can see one commenter’s translation here.

I prefer the family related translation… right until the word “baby” was used in the lyrics. You wouldn’t call your Mom “baby” now, would you? But, maybe I just don’t know how to appreciate the lyrics of the song, sorry.

The video, on the other hand, was pretty cool. It starts off with One Direction developing pictures… not with a printer… like “DEVELOP”-develop pictures. It featured photos from their childhood and each recreated the memories. It was quite touching to watch.

All in all, I really enjoyed the song and the video. You win, One Direction, hopefully this won’t be your last awesome song and video.