Thursday, 28 August 2014

Shake It Off

I know it's a little late but I finally listened and watched the new music video of Taylor Swift's new song, 'Shake It Off''.  At first I didn't really like it and I thought, 'Oh no.  Taylor's trying to change her image.  She's trying to change her music.'  I thought it was just a music video showcasing how bad at dancing Taylor is.  But then I listened to the lyrics and I realised Taylor is doing what she always does.  She's writing her feelings through her music, like a diary, as usual.

Shake It Off is about not caring what other people say or think about you and 'shaking it off''.  Taylor sings, "I go on to many dates, But I can't make 'em stay, At least that's what people say".  It's true though.  That is what so many people say.  She then sings, "It's like I got this music, In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."  Now I think she's referring to her music helping her get through these haters.  She keeps moving, dancing, not caring. 

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Yess.  That's so true Taylor.  These people do exist and they're gonna do what they do and we can't stop it.  There will always be people that don't like you or think badly of you.  Why not shake it off?  They don't matter anyway.


Honestly, despite the usual Taylor message and honesty, I don't like this song as much as a lot of her old songs.  Although, I do admit, this song is very very catchy.  I've got it stuck in my head right now.  The players gonna play play play play play... Haha.

Anyway, I've decided to just list some of my favourite Taylor Swift songs by album.  I've loved her music since I was 9 years old (when I saw the Hannah Montana movie) and she's actually played such a big part in my childhood.  So here's some of her lovely songs you should listen to:

From Taylor Swift (self titled):
 
Mary's Song:
Okay, I swear this is the cutest song ever.  I just wish there was a music video for it.  I love Taylor's romantic love stories and fantasies.  Seriously, listen to it and you'll love it too.  Make sure you play close attention to the lyrics of this one. <3
 
From Fearless:
 
Love Story:
It's Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending.  A little princess fairytale.  We were both young when I first saw you.  I close my eyes and the flashback starts.  I'm standing there.  On a balcony in summer air. God I love this song.  Know all the lyrics.  Fun fact, did you know she wrote this in half an hour?
 
You Belong With Me:
Omigosh this is my favourite of all time!!!  This music video was wow and that guy from Hannah Montana the movie was there, and this got me fantasizing about having a cute neighbour.  Haha.  She wears short skirts.  I wear t-shirts.  She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers.  I remember when I was 9, my friends and I were sitting in the car and we were just belting this song out on full volume.  I still do that regularly.  In the car, in the change rooms at school.  Love you Taylor.
 
 
From Speak Now:
 
Mine:
As Taylor grows up so do her love stories...
 
The Story of Us:
I just love the beat, the music video and the concept.  It's awkward cos the guy she used to be with is there.  There's an elephant in the room and it's impossible to overlook.  What do you do when this happens?  The music video has some awesome dancing, a nerdy guy, a quirky little library and a story book snapped shut.  The ending is great too.  It's so true and relatable I guess.
 
Back to December:
Turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you wishin I'd realised what I had when you were mine Fun fact, this slow lovely song was written about none other than Taylor Lautner.  They could've had little Taylor children and a Taylor dog too!!!  Did you know she actually sang this to him at an awards ceremony thing?  Good on you Taylor.  So this is me swallowing my pride standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night.
 
From Red:
 
Red:
Losing him was blue like I've never known.  Missing him was dark grey all alone.  Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met.  And loving him was red.  I love how she uses colours to convey all the feelings she has.  You know, Taylor is actually amazing at English and poetry.  She probably got As for that back in school.
 
I Knew You Were Trouble:
Haha who doesn't love this song?  I just remember always singing this to one of my friends because apparently she was 'trouble'.  I also remember that goat adaption.  Baa Baa Baa...
 
 

Yeah, so that was the evolution of me and Taylor Swift music.  Another fun fact, you know how in her albums there are booklets with all the songs and lyrics, and there are random capital letters in the lyrics?  Well, if you write all the capital letters per song down, it gives you a clue as to what the song really is about.

Love love love Taylor.  Go listen to more of her music if you haven't already.  Stop being a hater that's gonna hate.

Love,
M

Friday, 22 August 2014

Top 10 Chick Flicks

I'm actually having a sick day today, and it's the worst.  You know those days where you're going to school and you're wishing you were sick so you can stay home?  Yeah well trust me, being sick isn't worth it.  School definitely trumps having a thumping headache and being unable to breathe without it hurting.  Anyhow, sick days, after girly sleepovers and lazy Friday nights, are also the best days to watch a chick flick or two.

So I've listed 10 amazing chick flicks/rom coms below:

1. She's the Man
Okay, so who doesn't love it when a girl pretends to be a boy to play soccer?  This movie is hilarious and full of drama.  It features Amanda Bynes back when she was good at acting, and CHANNING TATUM, need I say more?

 

2. Mean Girls
I'm sure you've all heard this one before.  This movie is seriously the most famous well-known most quoted chick flick of all time.  It's pretty much about mean girls if you didn't know that already.  It features Lindsey Lohan, another actress gone bad.  What is it with that?  There's also Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried, who both became really famous, and then there's that brunette girl that just went nowhere... haha.  So if you've never seen this movie before, I strongly advise you do if you don't want to suffer the wrath of mean girls (see what I did there).

3. Wild Child
The wild American girl gets sent to an uptight British boarding school.  This movie is all about finding yourself and good friends, which is portrayed in a hilarious way.  There's also some romance with none other than the gorgeous Alex Pettyfer.

4. Clueless
Based on the classic, Emma, this movie is the epitome of high school in the 90s.  There's boys with baggy pants, skateboards, those weird little telephone things and some weird fashion.  I love how in this movie Cher is so popular and powerful, yet she's also so clueless.  Her romance with **** (sorry no spoilers) is also so soooo cute.


5.  Life As We Know It
I for one love hate to love relationships.  Holly and Eric are complete opposites.  She's uptight and loves cooking, and he's a sport commentator who's also a bit of a player.  They also completely hate each other.  Then their best friends die and leave them with a baby to look after together.  You can guess what happens next ;) ;).  Katherine Heigl, who plays Holly, is actually in a lot of other great rom coms.  You should go check some of those out too.

 
6. 10 Things I Hate About You
Oh god I love this movie.  It's so romantic and oh gosh.  It's set in 1999 so it's not the most modern, but don't let that turn you off.  This movie is so amazing.  I don't know how to describe it.  It's got Heath Ledger acting as the bad boy.  Then there's Julia Styles, acting as a bit of an outcast.  Yeah, just watch it.  Trust me you won't regret it.  Although, if you want a more modern version try watching Prom.  The main romance is almost the same, but Prom is still nowhere near 10 Things I Hate About You.
 


7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Ahahahaha this movie is hilarious!  It's sort of like the battle of the sexes.  Andy is a reporter writing an article entitled 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'.  Benjamin is a sort of advertiser, trying to prove that he can get a girl to fall in love with him by a party, which happens in 10 days.  Oh, the stunts Andy pulls trying to get him to break up with her, but he never does obviously.  Haha just watch it.

8. The Proposal
It's another funny one.  Sandra Bullock acts as a boss who forces her assistant, Ryan Reynolds, to marry her so that she can stay in the country.  To prove they're really 'in love' he has to take her back to his home town to spend the weekend with his family.  Oh man the things that happen there...

 
9. What Happens in Vegas
Two troubled drunken people get hitched in Vegas.  Then, what do you know, the next morning one of them scores a jackpot.  The couple fight over the money and end up having to live life as a married couple if they want a shot at having any of it.  Yay.  I love it when two people that hate each other are forced to live together.  It's also Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in their younger years.  I mean, how much better looking can you get?
 

10. Bring It On: In It To Win It
Honestly, I love all the Bring It Ons, but this one has to be my favourite.  I'm not sure why but I used to be happy to watch it over and over again.  Maybe it's because Ashley Benson is really pretty and the guy she ends up with is really hot, from what I remember anyway.  Basically, this movie is set at a cheer camp where two teams are cheer battling for the cheer title (see how I just added cheer before everything).  So what happens when these two teams are forced to combine?

Well I hope this list has been somewhat helpful for you chick flick hunting people.  For more information on these movies or similar movies go to IMDB, the best website ever for anything to do with movies and TV shows.

Enjoy!

Love,
M

Thursday, 21 August 2014

I'm Starting a Blog

Hi there,

So as you can see, I've created a blog.  I'm not really sure why though.  I guess it's just something to do.  I'm always looking for new stuff to do, and if you're looking for something to do too, why not read my blog? ;)

Just so you know, the only experience with blogging I have is through watching Gossip Girl, which by the way I finished recently and it was amazing, no matter how trashy people say it is.  Anyway, what happened was my friend started a blog, and when she showed it to me I was like, 'that actually sounds kinda fun.  Maybe I should start one.'  So here I am...

What can you expect from this blog?  Well, judging from what I called it, 'The Life of Little Me', this blog will contain snap shots of my life and my endless supply of stuff to do.  You'll be seeing a lot of stuff on movies, TV shows, books and some art, fashion, maybe a little cooking.  I'll also be posting some of my overthought analyses on friends, family and life in general (sorry about that), and there'll also be some ranting too, because I get annoyed.

Hopefully this blog will be fun to read, and maybe even be useful to some.
Thanks for reading.

Love,
M