Sunday, September 3, 2017

One Republic Live at The Forum August 31, 2017

One Republic has been one of my favorite band since I heard their "Apologize" song was used in many films and The Hills series; and Ryan Tedder has been one of my favorite singer of all time.
I was so happy I got the chance to experience them live the 3rd time at The Forum on Thursday, August 31st. The first time I saw them live was at The Troubadour, Hollywood where I got the chance to meet with the bass player and the drummer right after the concert ended :)

Like always their live performance are always worth watching and experiencing if you love alternative pop-rock band. Their new album "OH MY MY" however is a more pop-techno vibe. But like the lead vocalist said regarding their music genre:

"We're no respecter of genre. If it's a good song or a good artist whether rock, pop, indie or hip hop, they've probably influenced us on some level... nothing's new under the sun, we're a sum of a bunch of parts." 
What I adore about One Republic's arts are the lyrics they wrote in every music they produce and the tones / music they compose. It's easy to listen and relate to; as well as to sing along anywhere and anytime. During the concert, Ryan Tedder explained how the band mostly used their personal experiences as inspirations of writing and composing their music. I guess that's what makes them relatable on so many aspects of life.


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Utah - Zion National Park [Part I]

The view from the lodge we stayed in. Looking at this beautiful hills covered in just the right amount of snow was breathtaking!

The hike was so hard and slippery, but the view was worth it!!!

It was so cold. I'm a tropical girl so I decided to layer myself with Ultrawarm Heattech from UNIQLO, NORTH FACE JACKET, and NIKE shoes.

If I could list 3 things I've learned so far on 2016: 

1. Everything happens for a reason. You may never know what's gonna happen; but, if you are a person with a genuine heart & desire, everything nice will fall into place just at the right moment, the right time.
2. People come and go. Forgive and keep moving forward. Be the best version of yourself. 
3. Keep hoping, keep dreaming, and keep aiming higher than you've ever been. Achieve the impossible! 

Next post: Road Trip part 2...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Seattle Trip

I've been so busy traveling and working. I went to Seattle a month ago to visit the city with my mom for a short getaway trip! Then just few days ago, I got sent to Seattle again for work. I am a sunny girl, meaning I don't really fancy a city with gloomy/rainy weather. However, if you get the chance to visit Seattle or Washington area, the views are breathtaking! I recommend you to rent a car and just have a road trip to catch some of the breathtaking views of the lakes, forest, and the wildlife. The second time I visited Seattle, I kinda fell in love with the FALL season in the city. Trees are turning orange/ red-ish. The view was absolutely stunning on a sunny day after the rain ends. 
Enjoy some of my pictures below...