The first time I heard this song, I know it would be a hit. I randomly do #AlbumAppreciation and I’ve done it to Beyonce’s 4 one day. This single gave me a feeling I cannot forget. (Talk about exaggeration, eh? Haha.) I fell in love with its beat, the lyrics, the vocals. Everything.
It challenged Beyonce. I would bet on that. And it challenges anybody who tries to do a cover. I mean, the song’s high and it gets higher and higher as the song ends.
It took time, but let’s admit, it went viral. I am certain I loved it first before all the others. Haha. It was my good-mood song every morning. The first track I play on my phone on my way to work.
Few weeks after I developed my liking on it, the song’s playing everywhere. It’s being sang on TV, covered on YouTube. It was phenomenal. More, after B released the video for it.
In my previous job, it was our opes’ national anthem. There was a week that this song was played in the beginning of work, during lunch break, and anytime in the afternoon. Oh, make that weeks. And while it’s playing, my fellas and I are a choir.
Just recently, I missed hearing it. I lost it from my phone when I re-synced. So I searched covers of the song on YouTube and I saw this one that got more than a million hits. I got curious to know what caused its tipping point. I assumed that it’s because it’s a guy’s cover and guys will find it difficult to sing unless they are JRome. I realized I’m wrong.
Doing a cover of this viral song, with vocals like his, and, of course, his cute looks, it would definitely tip. I got hooked myself. Haha.
So here it is. Find out why Leroy’s version of Love On Top got more than a million views. More than 10 of it by me. Haha.
Kudos to my friend, Jose and his colleagues from Ateneo School of Government for partaking of the project, Pinoy Changemakers. They are given the specific task to feature various individuals coming from different sectors in the country that are known to be as ‘Trailblazers for Change.’ A piece of the said experience was narrated via this link : ‘Talking with the King of Talk.’
Featured interview: Boy Abunda, one of the country’s respected Journalist/Host from one of the biggest networks here in the country. So Jose, with your permission and blessing, let me go ahead and share this video :-)
Dear Jose #1: Finding Comfort Outside the Comfort Zone
For the first installment of the Dear Jose segment of my other blog, let me answer this question:
What is your opinion about getting outside the comfort zone comfortably?
Truly yours, Uncomfortable Anon
This came from a very close friend who is curious to know if there is any easier (or easy) way to get out of the square-ish or circular area we are cozily in.
Why is it important anyway?
Getting out of the comfort zone means that we need to welcome the unusual. We need to adjust to change. We need to be susceptible to something new. It is not certain, though, that it will yield the result that we are eyeing for.
Whether it hits the bull’s eye or not, this act will definitely better us in most ways. It will reveal things that we never thought we could do. It will lay down more opportunities in our path, thus, giving us more chances to succeed in life. It will make us realize that there is a world out there full of knowledge and potential, and that it isn’t small after all.
As Neale Walsh said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” You are not officially living unless you go out. (Read More)
This isn’t about Luis Manzano or anyone whose name or nickname is Lucky.
There was a time when I was still a kid, my Tita told me that there is no such thing as ‘luck.’ I believed her. I realized that ‘Good Luck!’ isn’t a wise thing to say then. I never really knew the reason until just few years ago.
Luck is usually our defense to NOT take full responsibility of steering the wheel of our lives to a terminal, to a distinct point. We leave the shaping of our future to something else so that whatever result comes, (Read More)
Ships were created to carry people and their baggages from one place to another. But when a ship contains more than the capacity it can handle, it’s very dangerous. Same thing applies to airplanes. Don’t blame gravity. People were given choices and the power to decide.
I would like to stop here and not go any further to frame my point.
I would like to tell a story about someone I know who is very reserved when it comes to sharing her problems. She choose to contain most of the issues to herself. She will try to resolve conflicts her way and if her efforts are not enough, she will just put the problem in some refrigerator in her heart, postpone the problem solving and hope that maybe in the next few days when she’s in a different mood, she’ll nail it.