Weekend Recap + YouTube Algorithms

Man, YouTube algorithms are just getting better and better. It’s uncanny how accurate they are when suggesting tracks that correspond with your musical preference, or what mollifying clip about the art of sushi pops up after a heated five minutes of Gordon Ramsay screaming “IT’s rAW!” I tested this out just now (when I procrastinate,…

food for thought: my life in a soundtrack

If you know any one (or probably all) of these songs, then we’re on the same WaVeLeNGtH! y’know, sound waves and amplitude and longitude and all. I haven’t touched physics since Year 11. These are either still my favourites, or are extremely cringey. I used to be a pop fan until Year 9 or so…

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Did you like La La Land? Or were you trying to find something more heartstring-tugging? Go watch the Umbrellas of Cherbourg!  Directed by Jacques Demy and featuring an entirely sung script, it’s one of the best musicals I’ve encountered. It’s surprising how beautifully everything is put together and well-considered, and that it even looks like…

november playlist

Featuring: Kate Bush The Cure José González Khruangbin R.E.M My mother thinks Kate Bush sounds like an Asian wailing banshee. I digress, because although Wuthering Heights is one of the highest-pitched pop/rock songs I’ve heard, it actually conveys all the pain and loss from the novel. Featured Image from http://blog.mediander.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/KateBush.jpg

October Playlist

featuring: amy winehouse – vampire weekend – the beatles – & more


A really gifted and creative friend of mine recently made a music video for her GCSE Media coursework. And guess what, I’m in the starring role! “uh, whuuuuut. u can act? srsly, u gotta b joking ha haaaa ha” I haven’t taken a drama lesson in about 3 years, but her directorial prowess is so…

Hong Kong Weather #2

Some more Michaelangelo-esque clouds. Taken via the ever-trusty iPhone 5s.   sunset soundtrack:

the 1975 live in HK

Last Tuesday January 27 2015, I went to see The 1975 live in The Vine Center, located in the Wanchai District in Hong Kong. Truth be told, the venue itself was small – in fact, it’s a church! – but the band was spectacular. The 1975 previously came to Hong Kong to perform at Clockenflap in…

songs on replay

A couple of songs that I’ve been listening to this week (The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Ramones)

Sound of Waves Trailer

So, for English our task was to create a trailer for the “upcoming” movie adaptation of Yukio Mishima’s novel “Sound of Waves”. And with a little bit of iMovie, movie maker, scenes from life of pi, secret, an unknown Japanese movie and a James Blunt song, here you have it! Disclaimer: I do not own anything…

some more music

i’ve been hooked on these couple of songs for the entire week – they’re incidentally less noisy than some of the stuff i’ve posted before!