Day Four.

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Day 4.

Who or what can’t you live without?

This is too easy. Music. My answer is music. Mainly my Ipod. It’s filled with over 2000 songs and is ever growing. I purposely went out of my way to buy SPARE earbuds just so that IF mine were to break due to some catastrophic reason I am always prepared to still keep listening to my music.

I am a person who can simultaneously have a conversation while listening to music, which I just recently learned that not a lot of people do this. But compared to high school I have started to listen to it less. I mean I do have pay attention in lectures, and listening to music while studying is hard now. So I basically use it as my armor while I walk to class. If I walk to class without music I feel so weird. And I remember once I lost my Ipod at a party, and truly thought I would never see it again. I literally came home and started to look for a new Ipod to buy. Apparently it was found under my friend’s bed. But clearly look how much I need my music.

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Day Three.

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Day 3.

What’s in my purse?

Really? I already know that this is going to be terrible. Only because I’m in university, I live from my backpack, not my purse. Just last year for Christmas I bought two handbags from Zara, and I love them! One is a semicircle with huge pockets on each side and it opens in the middle with a magnet clasp. It can be held by hand or with a shoulder strap. The other bag I bought was called a “doctor’s bag” because it’s this super small navy blue rectangular bag with metal bars on top to close. Again it’s a shoulder strap bag. Those are the only two that I recently bought and adore, and I brought the small blue one with me just in case. That honestly has a crap ton of receipts in it, and a pen. That’s it. Soooooo I guess that’s basically what’s in my purse.

Day Two.

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Day 2. What is my middle name and what is its significance.

Well sadly I actually don’t have a middle name, which I find to be extremely upsetting. I always wanted a middle name so that one day if a person I didn’t want to know who I was or basically someone creepy asked me what my name was I could give them my middle name and I technically wouldn’t be lying. It’s like a second identity; makes you feel like you’re in a movie. Or at least I thought so. I figured because neither of my parents had middle names, I thought it was a cultural thing that neither would my cousins would have it. But alas I found that they did, though it wasn’t the best of names I’d say.

This leads me state, why I’m Ace here. Initially my parents were torn on what to name me when I was born. You see, I wasn’t born in my home country like parents, and neither was I born somewhere typically from the millennium generation. So my father wanted to name me more closely to the culture of the country that I was born in, but my mother wanted a name that was more culturally sound to us. So they compromised; I mean I like my name, but when I asked my dad, he told me the potential name that he would’ve named me if he could. And Ace is the short version of that name, I mean if the day comes that I really want a middle name I just might make it so.

Cheers, all you middle-named people.

Day One.

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Day 1. Put your ipod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs that play and how you feel about them.

  1. The Turtles – So Happy Together

This song is such an old song and funny thing is I probably wasn’t alive to hear it for when it was first played. But the reason why I love this song is because of the Twix commercial, which my cousin then played this song to me. And there is a certain appreciation for a song when you listen to a song without any video to it.

2. J. Cole – Forbidden Fruit

Not one of my favourites from the album – Born Sinner, but I do value J.Cole as a pretty good rapper. But yea, I figure he’s rapping about Adam and Eve and how she took the apple. I do like Kendrick’s little part in it though, oh also it has a pretty good beat.

3. Local Natives – Cards and Quarters

Hmmmm, this band was introduced to me by my ex, which I don’t know how I feel about it right now. He was one of those guys I thought who would be into heavy rap (which he was) but he was also into indie type bands as well. And I genuinely give him props for having really good taste in music.

4. London Grammer – Wasting My Young Years

First off, I love this woman’s voice it is magnificent. It’s deep and rich but also very gentle. This isn’t my favourite song from the album but it really does make me feel like shit when I’m in university because I’m spending my ‘young years’ in this place. I’m not saying it’s a hellhole, but I wish I could be doing something more enlightening rather than read about maps.

5. Alt-J – Breezeblocks

This band was shown to me by a guy I started seeing but decided it wasn’t going to go anywhere. To be honest I don’t know how I feel about it. It kind of reminds of him, where I thought it was going to be really good at first but then I realized it actually wasn’t that great. (sorry for the brutal truth)

6. Jay Sean – Don’t Rush

I love this song. For one it’s so old, I had this song on my mp3 player when I was like 11. Obviously at that age I was singing the lyrics without even knowing what the hell I was singing to, but you know that one day you actually listen to the lyrics and realize how r-rated a song is. Yea. That was me at like the age of 14 or 15. 5 full years without knowing, “touch your breasts and make love” really meant. Yikes.

7. Childish Gambino – Centipede

Not even sure if this is on an EP somewhere, but Gambino is probably the first rapper I consciously listened to. Again shown to me by my ex, but I greatly appreciate it. Although I have seen how dark Gambino has become from when I first heard Camp, but overall I still love how he can make me feel the emotions he has whether it’s hyped or angry.

8. Kendrick Lamar – Institutionalized

To Pimp a Butterfly. This whole album is amazing to me. But generally Kendrick is amazing and I greatly respect him. His metaphors are impeccable and on top of that he doesn’t want to lose himself in the fame, which I would even understand how hard that would be. I usually listen to him when I need a boost.

  1. Eminem – Amityville

Oh Eminem, so angry, so vicious and vulgar. But still so irresistible. I didn’t really listen this album until recently, but even still I really enjoy it. Probably more than his new things. I love his murder-esque, yelling much more than what he’s making now. And I do have to admit that I did have a crush on him when I was younger.

10. Raleigh Ritchie – Stay Inside

Alrighty! Last but not least Raleigh Ritchie. For those who do not know, he’s Greyworm from Game of Thrones. Whaaaat?! I know. He acts and sings! On top of that, this is probably my favourite song from him. It’s very indie, and I had it on repeat for days! “I don’t use the bed in my room, because I don’t want to drop my guard” I mean you have to agree that’s pretty good lyrics. I don’t know how, but to me he’s the perfect combination of indie to rap which I love. And truly I just sometime sit in bed and just listen to him. That’s it.