Just a couple days ago I was thinking of “reinventing” my playlists since I’ve been playing the same songs over and over and just thought I needed some change. But considering how broad the music universe is and I really am not the kind of person who has a specific genre of taste (seriously, I just listen to whatever so long as it feels good in my ears and won’t potentially wreck my eardrums), it’s a bit overwhelming choosing what songs to download and even more meticulous to download every song and put them each in a playlist where they belong. Call me lazy, but these days I don’t have the time, energy, and patience to do any of that albeit it means getting new jams to dance to in the shower! 

Coca Cola teaming up with Spotify was like an answered prayer. Imagine my excitement when I get to try it out for myself! Last week, I got a code to register, then I downloaded the program, signed up, and drowned my ears with music. WITHOUT ANY HASSLE!


Spotify is a music streaming service where you can have access to over 30 million songs, including OPM hits and even classical music — all for free! My favorite feature has got to be the “Genres and Moods” category where you get provided with ready-made playlists depending on well, your genre of choice or your current mood — whether you’re a solid punk rock or ballad fan or you’re feeling emotional or ecstatic, or maybe you need a playlist for a party or when you’re working out, there’s a playlist for you.


If you’re more particular, you can totally make your own playlists. Or if you’re totally random like I am, you can browse song collections of friends, artists, and celebrities. Also, there’s Spotify Radio.

Philippine residents can now download both the desktop program (no need to launch a browser and go to the website), and the app (so you can listen in from your mobile or tablet anywhere you are). Talk about convenience! It’s super easy to use and very social, so you can share music on Facebook, Twitter, and even your blog.

So. If you decide to get an account, check out my profile: ireneslmt and let’s get weird discover and listen to music together! Seriously, this is a bandwagon you need to jump onto.

We love Spotify whoop whoop!

People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.

     — Tris Prior, Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I hate it when books (or TV shows, or anything for that matter) do this to me: too much attachment. The feeling of excitement, happiness, triumph, together with the excitement, happiness, and triumph of the characters I have come to love. It makes me feel vulnerable, exposed, bare. Like the feeling of ecstasy can be stripped away from me at any second — without my consent, without having any choice — just because that’s how it is. C’est la vie, right? And when they do, when they make me feel lonelier than I have dared to allow myself to be — when I feel like my heart will collapse in itself, I realize it’s just fiction of course, it’s not real. So I decide to make my own version — a more beautiful, more acceptable version — in refusal to give them the power to ruin everything for me, just to make the pain ebb away but I realize that whatever I do, whatever I think, whatever I make myself believe, I can never change what it made me already feel. Like a wound that was once open, it has already left a scar — a mark in my heart. The damage has been done.

I guess what I’m saying is that, too much attachment (to anything!) is a dangerous, despicable thing. It could make you feel overflowing emotions, only to leave you feeling hollow and empty in the end. Nothing is permanent in this world and every little thing is constantly changing. Feeling attached is just natural, but always, always learn to let go. Like Adele Dazeem’s song… Let it go, let it gooooooo~ right?

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

     — Margaret Chase Smith