May 29, 2012

Katy or Kelly? (#TT83)

Katy Perry’s  emotional break-up story or…


I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On the concrete

Kelly Clarkson’s touch on social issues and self-worth.


Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Your choice!

Have a great week!

xo, Jo

May 22, 2012

Swift did it again! (#TT82)

Congrats to Taylor Swift in winning the Woman Of The Year Award at the Billboard Music Awards 2012! She looks gorgeous as usual. I love her with straight hair! Not to mention that her red eye makeup totally completes off the stunning red evening gown by Elie Saab!
Recently, her two songs were also officially released on Youtube. Well, actually the second one is B.o.B’s song, but without her voice this song wouldn’t be as good! I also just found out that “Eyes Open” is also in the Hunger Games soundtrack after “Safe and Sound”.  These two songs are definitely different from what she normally does and yet she still rocks ‘em. Although “Both of Us” has a guitar touch that makes it a lil bit more country-ish? :D

And sometimes I wonder
All we care so much about the way we look
And the way we talk, and the way we act
And the clothes we bought, how much that cost?
Does it even really matter?
Cause if life is an uphill battle,
We all try to climb on the same old ladder
In the same boat with the same old paddle

Dig the songs, peeps? :)

Have a lovely week!

xo, Jo

May 20, 2012

Bali Trip – Hard Rock Hotel Review

I know this is super late but this last post’s got some info that might be useful for you.

Actually this was supposed to be the “Day 4” of the Bali trip, but what we did on the last day of the trip was just packing, swimming, walking around and had quick lunch nearby. Not that interesting to share I guess? Hahaha. Thus I’d rather give a review of the hotel we stayed at Kuta, which was Hard Rock Hotel.

On a very tiring evening, we checked in to our room and found it really humid. The floor was sticky and dirty. The beds were damp. We suspected that it was from the aircond that wasn’t working properly so we called out the repair man and cleaning service. Luckily, the locals there are just very friendly and polite so service-wise it was good.  One thing that I still didn’t like though, was the fact that we were at the lower level of the hotel, like basement! I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer higher floors so I could enjoy the view from the window.

The superior things from this hotel are definitely the facilities. The swimming pool, garden, entertainment rooms, there was even a "Teenager Room” or something like that which was strictly for teens from around 11 to 17 only! I feel old… The breakfast there was not even that good in my opinion.. and I think they could’ve done so much better.

Overall, since we booked this room at a special rate, we didn’t feel as much disappointed as we would have if we paid at a normal rate, coz I think it’s just not worth it. I’ve stayed in Hard Rock Singapore before and I really liked the room. I guess if Hard Rock Bali wants to brag its infamous brand, they at least need to meet the international standard to match with its international price. And for those who won’t stay around at the hotel, I suggest that you choose another hotel coz it’s such a waste to not fully utilize the facilities (like us..).

In addition, I wish we could spend more time chilling at Kuta beach!! Coz it’s definitely better than Nusa Dua! Man, next time we shouldn’t make our schedule too packed.. it was holiday anyways!

xo, Jo

May 15, 2012

Cause I still turn to you (#TT81)

This song is Biebs’ dedication for Mother’s Day. I guess I like this cover better ;)

“Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your son.' Then to the disciple he said, 'This is your mother.' And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:26-27)

Since I’m miles away from my mom, I linked this video to her as a present :’) I love Disney! The song is A Mother's Love by Jim Brickman & Mark Masri

Thank you for watching over me
all of the sleepless nights you lay awake
Thank you for knowing when to hold me close and when to let me go
Thank you for every stepping stone
and for the path that always leads me home
I thank you for the time you took
to see the heart inside of me

You gave me the roots to start this life
And then you gave me wings to fly
And I learned to dream
Because you believed in me
There’s no power like it on this earth
No treasure equal to its worth
The gift of a mothers love

Thank you for every sunlit day
that fill the corners of my memory
Thank you for every selfless unsung deed
I know you did for me
Thank you for giving me the choice
to search my soul till i could find my voice
And I thank you for teaching me
to be strong enough to bend

Hope all of you had a great time with your mom!

Have a lovely week!

xo, Jo

May 9, 2012

Give me some Benz! (#TT80)

Are you an obsessive gf/bf? Your partner might want to sing this for you lol.

Ok, HONESTLY, I chose this song this week because the music video features the greatly awesome Ashley Benson!!! How did I not find this out earlier?!

This song is pretty catchy, though, and I wish this song came out 3 years ago when I totally could relate to the lyrics! But now, the situation is rather irrelevant.

So if my bf purposely says, "I'll go out get drunk again" and "make out with all your dumb friends", I'd pretty much do the same thing as Ash in the video and will find him saying, "why are my clothes out on the street?" and "I can't believe I came home to find my car keyed". LOL.

I MISS PRETTY LITTLE LIARS! Have you seen the Season 3 trailer?



Have a great week!!!

xo, Jo

May 1, 2012

Every time you fall, it's only making your chin strong (#TT79)

Half the population's just waitin' to see me fail

There's no reason you should ever have your head down

Give 'em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they'll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes a fighter
There goes a fighter
Here comes a fighter
That's what they'll say to me, say to me, say to me
This one's a fighter

It's gonna take a couple right hooks, a few left jabs
For you to recognize you really ain't got it bad

If you fall, pick yourself up off the floor (get up)
And when your bones can't take no more (come up)
Just remember what you're here for
Cuz I know, I'ma damn sure

I will try my best for my second job interview! Hope I don’t screw up this time. Wish me luck!!

Have a great day and remember to never give up!!

xo, Jo