Music Monday! BlackPink – Whistle & Boombayah.

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Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music Monday! Today I bring to you yet again another Kpop music video, not one but two music videos. Today I want to introduce to you the newest girl group in South Korea, BlackPink.

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BlackPink was created by YG Entertainment and group debuted on August 8, 2016. The group consists of four members, Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa, who have been training for six years.The group debuted two singles,“Boombayah” a more hip hop inspired track with a slight influence of EDM during the chorus part of the song. The second single is “Whistle” with a minimal hip hop tune, that sounds more mellow. For a rookie group, they are doing incredibly well and won the hearts of many fans around the world. They also won their first award for their single, “Whistle”, at Inkigayo.

I think these girls have a bright future ahead of them and I’m looking forward to more music releases.

Enjoy and let me know which song you like the most!

See you soon!

 

East Coast, Meets West Coast – Photography!

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There is nothing better than embarking on a journey to see the world. I’m not a person who likes to stay still, I love going to different places. 

This summer I explored the West coast for the first time ever. I went to Vancouver, Portland, Cannon Beach, Seattle and Whistler. It was a trip of a life time, I have put together story posts on my lifestyle blog but I’ll share them here too.

While you wait for these story posts, here are a few photos I took from my trip. Of course, I have a huge photo gallery, but for now here is a sneak peak! Not to worry, I will share more soon.

Enjoy 🙂 

Life problems seem so trivial, when you have a bird’s eye view of the world

  

Shannon Falls in Squamish

  

High up in the air

  

Peak 1 from the Stawamus Chief hike

  

Peak 3 from Stawamus Chief hike

 

 

Ecola State Park

  

Cannon Beach, Oregon

  

Lions Gate Bridge, BC

  

Stunning view from Peak 1 of Stawamus Chief hike

 
 

I love the feeling of travelling somewhere new and seeing the world

  

Seattle, Waterfront

   

Gastown, Vancouver! it looks so picturesque

 

Thank you all for stopping by and see you very soon 🙂

Music Monday! F(x) – All Mine

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Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. Life for me has been very busy lately, because I recently returned from a trip to the West Coast.

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever had and it was a much needed one too. My friend and I went on a road trip to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. You bet there was a lot of music playing in the car to keep us entertained.

Today I want to share one of my favorite songs from the road trip, of course it’s a Kpop song. The Korean pop group, F(x) released their single “All Mine” on July 22, 2016.

The music video was produced and edited by fellow group member, Amber. The music video features all four member holding a camera on their own, at an individual setting. The music video feels more intimate and down to Earth, without the high-end production value. Nowadays, that’s more to my liking because it feels more natural and simple.
The song is a funky EDM inspired track, which is part of SM Entertainment’s new feature, SM Station. SM Station releases more EDM inspired tracks, and as a EDM fan this is a major A+ in my books. “All Mine” is wonderful song with a cheerful upbeat tune, that’ll make get up and dance. This is officially my summer song of 2016!

What’s yours? Tell me in the comments box below and don’t forget to tell me if you like this song 🙂

Thank you for stopping by my blog, make sure you go to visit my lifestyle blog to read about my travelling adventures.

https://wordpress.com/plans/dailytalkweb.wordpress.com ← my lifestyle blog!

See you soon with a much anticipated photography post!

Update

Hello everyone,
My apologies for my absence, I am currently on vacation in Vancouver City and I was on a road trip to Oregon and Washinton State.

I have a lot of new content for you guys and travelling stories so stay tuned 🙂
See you soon!

Life Through a Lens!

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Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share a few of my newest photography, I will have more for you next month because I’m going on vacation.

For now, please enjoy these photos 🙂

   
    
    
    
   
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all are having a wonderful day!

See you soon!

Update + New Blog!

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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog and life has been keeping crazy busy lately! I’ve been sick for two months, May and June, in May I had a horrible fever and in June I had an ear infection and strep throat. Let’s just say, for two months I’ve been on antibiotics and pain killers and it was a lot for my body to handle.

I used to work in a daycare and I got illnesses I’ve never had before as a child, so I wanted to take time to recover and get my energy back. In addition, I also got a new job for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the adjustment period has not been easy. There is a lot for me to learn and it’s been super stressful, so I couldn’t focus too much on blogging.

However, this weekend I had the chance to work on something that I was planning since the relaunch of my blog. I decided to create a lifestyle blog, because I wanted to continue to write about lifestyle. So I would like to welcome you to Daily Talk, the name may seem familiar because I named this blog this at one point. For more information, please visit my new blog to find out what I will be writing about.

Thank you for your patience and making time to read this post 🙂

See you soon!

 

Music Monday! Luna – Free Somebody!

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Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music Monday! As promised, I have a Kpop music video featured in today’s segment. Those of you have followed me for a very long time, you know my strong love for Kpop and Jpop. Today I will share the “Free Somebody” music video by Luna from the popular Kpop girl group, F(x). Luna released her solo debut on May 30, 2016 and her EP “Free Somebody”  on May 31, featuring six singles.

This video as an imagery adventure, from the animated clips, to the special effects, the cinematography was definitely on point. This is a new side of Luna, that fans have not seen before. She radiates confidence, with her sharp dancing skills and powerful vocal range. The genre of the song is a mix of electronica and R&B, this concept suits her very well.

I guarantee you that this song will be on replay for days, it’s inevitable!

Enjoy.

See you soon!

Scarborough Bluff Park! Your mini gateway from the city.

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Who says you need to travel far to go on vacation, if you take the time to explore, you will find some amazing spots near Toronto.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go down to Scarborough Bluff Park with a friend to do some hiking. The scenery and the overall dynamic of this small sanctuary near our city was stunning. The best way to travel to the park is with a car because it is faster and convenient, but the TTC (bus 12) is an option too.

While I was there I made sure to capture the beauty of the nature, the beach and overall dynamic of the park. Luckily it was sunny day, and there were many people enjoying the beauty of the park.

Enjoy the photos and let me know if you’ve been to Scarborough Bluff Park!


  
  
  
  
  

See you soon!

Note: Please be advised that my photos are copyrighted with a watermark. Thank you 🙂

Friday Funday! 40 music questions tag.

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Hello everyone,

Hooray, Friday Funday is back! I am actually legitimately excited to have one of my original segments back on my blog.

I think it’s time for you guys to get to know more about my music likes and dislikes. I can’t recall if I wrote a post like this already, but if I did, this one might be slightly different.

Let’s begin answering this fun  music question tag! Enjoy.

The Music Tag
1. Do you have any fan merchandise that is unusual?
What defines unusual merchandise? I would like to know if you guys have any unusual merchandise, as for me, no I do not. I usually purchase T-shirts, mugs or posters!

2.Which was your first album worth mentioning?
I am torn between “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears and “The Writings On The Wall” by Destiny’s Child. I can’t recall which one I got first, but I do remember it was an audio cassette album. Remember those? 🙂

3.When was your first concert? (Age)
My first concert was in 2009, I was 20 years old and I went to the Britney Spears’s Circus Tour.

4.Have you been to festivals?
Yes, I’ve been to the Beaches Jazz festival and it was so much fun. You can’t go wrong with food, live music and the view of Lake Ontario.

5.Ever considered to join a fan club? Which one?
No.

6.Which song was the discovering of a whole new genre for you?
It was “Every Heart” by BoA. BoA is a Korean Pop star who sings in Japan too, her Japanese song “Every Heart” introduced me to the world of Jpop.

7.What do you think about TV and Movie Soundtracks?
I love them, it adds character to the movie or TV show. Happy, sad, and suspenseful instrumentals make a TV or film scene more exciting.

8.Do you choose particular albums depending on the mood?
Not albums, but I pick songs according to my mood.

9.Ever made a mixed CD?
Yes, I made a mixed CD for my home when I am cooking deliciousness in the kitchen and as a birthday gift for my mom. She is a big Beatles and Queen fan!

10.Have you ever met a singer or band member personally? Were you impressed?
No, but I want to meet Britney Spears one day. If I had to pick any musician, it would be her. Also in 2009 when I attended the MMVAs, I saw Lady Gaga who was very close to the stage. At moment I realized, she is not actually that tall.

11.The old days of music were the better ones. Do you agree?
Every decade has it’s pros and cons, so I can’t say the old days of music were better. However, I have to admit that nowadays, music is not very original. Most artists do not compose or write their own music, and sometimes it sounds very unoriginal. I’m getting the impression that anyone can have a music career in this day and age because of auto-tune and computer effects added to disguise bad vocals. That being said, there are a lot of artists who still compose and write their own music. My favorite decade for music are the 90s, 80s and 70s.

12.Have you ever seen a band live and regretted it? Which one?
Never, I always make sure I buy tickets for bands that will be worth my money.

13.Would you be upset if your taste of music becomes mainstream?
No, because I’ve always listened to mainstream music, but now I am listening to more indie music than before. Mainstream music has become a bit plain for me.

14.Have a ever covered a song and recorded it? Which one?
Yes, many times but I’ve never published it anywhere online. Maybe one day 🙂

15.Have you ever quoted lyrics and why?
Yes, because they describe a certain emotion or situation. You can express yourself so well through music, that’s why appreciate authentic lyrics that are written from the heart.

16.Craziest place to listen to music?
EDM festivals, I love EDM but I wouldn’t go because I cannot stand big crowds of people.

17.Do you think you’re listening to very loud music i.e. with your MP3-Player?
I always blast my music, whether I’m listening to it with headphones or on my computer. My hearing might be impaired one day, but let’s hope I get lucky and have good hearing for a long time.

18.Do you have a song as a ringtone?
No.

19 .Which CD Cover has the most beautiful Artwork?

That is not an easy question, but here it goes. Keep in mind this is the most recent one I’ve seen and I am not disregarding other outstanding CD cover artworks.

ZEDD’s album cover for “True Colors” really captured my attention. To me, the explosion of colors symbolizes what it feels like when you listen to EDM. It can be electrifying! I love the blend of colors and how they represent a tree.

20.In your opinion, who does the best stage show?
That is an impossible question to answer, but I’m going to pick my top three favorites.

  • Michael Jackson! That man knew how to put on a show, he made the crowds go crazy with his dancing, flashy attire and singing, with his signature, “ihiii”.
  • Britney Spears! I don’t care what anyone says, she slayed back in the day and she proved it to us at the 2016 BBMAs, that she has still got it.
  • Janet Jackson! I saw her perform last year, 49 years old and this an amazing performers with great energy on that stage. True talent.

Honorable mentions: QUEEN, Celine Dion, David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Beyonce, Elvis Presley, P!nk (she has become creative with her performances) and many more.

21.Do you prefer a chronological order or alphabetical or both of your CDs?
I prefer chronological order.

22.Do you think the leader of the band has to be attractive in order to be famous?
No, it’s not about the person’s outer appearance, it has be about the art. I think that’s the problem with Hollywood nowadays, you have to be pretty to become famous, even if you may be talent-less. Music is supposed to be about the art!

23.Do you like to observe changes of music style of your favorite band?
In the past it was something that I didn’t like, but as I’ve gotten older I want to see artists evolve and try different styles.

 

24.Is there any artist that you like who is more than a musician i.e actor?
Yes, it’s Jennifer Lopez. I love her music and her movies!

25. The saddest love song is…?
Every time I listen to “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton, it brings tears to my eyes.

26.Do you concentrate on listening or are you doing something else while listening to music? If so, what?
If I am on the bus, I concentrate on my music. If I’m at home and I have music playing in the background, I usually browse the web, write blog posts or read a book.

27. Do you listen more to music with English lyrics or lyrics in your first language?
I barely listen to Bulgarian music, but I do listen to a lot of Jpop and Kpop, along with American music.

28.The most overrated artist this year was….?
Well, the year is not over yet, but if I had to pick someone from other years, it would be The Jonas Brothers. They had catchy pop songs, but overall it wasn’t anything special.

 

29.What’s your opinion on musicals and dance movies?
I absolutely love them, I am a bigger fan of dance movies, but musicals are cool too.

30.Do you play an instrument?
I own a guitar and an electric keyboard, but right now I’m learning how to play the piano.

31.Does a good band need a good video? Do have a favorite video?
Not necessarily, but good visuals and a good video can attract more fans more. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top, it can simple, but still engage a larger audience. Of course, the music is number one to create a big fanbase.

32.Would you get tattoo of your favorite band? Which one?
No.

33.What do you use to find new music? Internet(e.g. Lastfm, myspace), friend , shop..?
Myspace? Who is still using that website? Anyway, I find music through YouTube, I also use my app Shazam to discover new songs when I’m on the go and through Facebook.

34. What is your latest music discovery?
I’ve always been a fan of classical music, but this year I discovered Canadian classical music. It is lovely and it deserves more recognition.

35. What is your favorite music genre?
My top two favorite music genres are rock and pop! The rest are classical music, blues, swing music, soul, EDM, Indie, techno, jazz and so much more.

36. What is your least favorite music genre?
Country music, although I have some country songs that I like, it is not a genre I have in my music collection.

37. Do you still buy CDs?
Yes, I do and I don’t think I’ll ever stop.

38. Do you own any music merchandise that no one uses anymore?
Yes, I have two CD players and my Walkman from 1998. I am sentimental and I hold on to these items.

39. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
Definitely, the Lion King.

40. What do you love about music?
I don’t know where to begin, I can talk about this for hours. Music is like oxygen for me, I can’t go on a day without listening to music. I need to be around it all the time, it gives energy and I love the endless choice of music genres. Music has an universal language and you can express so much emotion. Music is the best thing in the world!

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post.

I’ll see you all soon and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Monday! Ariana Grande – Into You

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Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Music Monday! I hope everyone had a restful weekend, it is a new week and that means a new music video.

Ever since the BBMAs AKA The Billboard Music Awards, I have been obsessed with Ariana Grande’s new single, “Into You”.

Ever since the release of Ariana’s new album, Dangerous Woman, Ariana presents a more mature and sexier concept. The “Into You” music video is quite entertaining to watch, as if you are watching a short movie. Let’s not forget that Ariana has acting experience from the hit Nickelodeon show, “Victorious”, so her acting skills are not too shabby. Ariana’s showcases deeper vocals in this single, and usual she delivers those high notes well.

During a Twitter Q/A on Twitter, Grande stated that this song is about love and life, in her words she also mentioned how “the little things are so much more important than the bougie façade.” I couldn’t agree more!

As usual, comment and opinion are welcomed, as long as they are respectful toward other readers 🙂

See you soon!

Hint: Next week’s Music Monday will feature a song from the popular Kpop talent show, Produce 101. Stay tuned!