I think it is amazing what a voice and a guitar can do together.
I am currently obsessed with these two contestants of a Korean television show called KPOP Star. Before I start flooding this blog with videos of them performing, I’d like to mention that they both come from Southern California.
So Cal represent!
This is Woosung Kim. Actually, this is one of his first videos on the show. It includes a little bio about him. He also sings one of my favorite songs: Live High by Jason Mraz.
I LOVE HIS VOICE!!!
And although he can’t dance, he does not say no when the judges ask him if he can dance. He puts himself out there, shuffling at the end of the video to get a few laughs from the audience. Ah, just great!!
In this video, he changes a k-pop song into more of a ballad. Again, it is just his voice and the guitar. It’s pretty great.
This next video is of another contestant that I like as well. He got a little farther in the competition. His name is Jaehyung Park.
This song is a cover of Frank Ocean’s “We All Try.” He changes it up to have more of an R&B feel. To be honest, I like this version so much better!
If you know me, I am a big fan of Maroon 5. And when I heard him sing this song, I nearly melted right then and there.
This is another great video but my favorite one is the next one!
This is a song that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. I think he sings with such genuine emotion.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog and become fans too!!
There are some combinations that just go naturally together: pancakes and syrup, cookies and milk, and of course the classic all time American snack, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
These are all American traditions, none of which I have adopted. In England we have our own that strangely many people in the foreign country do not know. These are all things that I am unwilling to let go and still today practice on a daily basis.
Here are just a few of my all time favorites: tea and biscuits (yes you’d call them cookies), beans and toast, chips (fries) and mayonnaise, and these are only a few.
Ok these may all seem a bit alien to you but so do many of the things that Americans eat I mean pancakes and sausages, really? But you never know how good they are until you try them. So mix it up try some different combinations.
Today we played Midland in lacrosse. For us this was our lynch pin game, the game we worked up to the entire season. In the end we lost. But what I love most about our team is that the score does not matter. Win or lose, we play every minute of every game. Unlike many other OVS teams, losing does not deter us, because no matter what we grow and learn from our defeats and always come back stronger the next time around.
In today’s game we had one goal at the half, down by 6. Even for Lacrosse that is a big lead. Yet we came out playing harder than we had all game, and were rewarded with a goal, And let me tell you, you would think we had just won the super bowl we were so excited and jumping around. Two minutes later, another goal, and we just won Gold medals in the Olympics.
The point I am making is that no matter what is happening it is important to always stick with it because no matter what you will learn from it and get better. Every game we’ve played this season we always walk away with our heads high, leaving it all on the field.
When thinking about the summer, I was always overly excited to graduate, go back home, and spend time with friends and family.
But, recently, those plans have change. I am still graduating, of course, but I am not going back home. Instead, I am staying right here in Ojai and working for OVS‘ summer camp program!
I knew I would need to get a summer job this summer. So, I started looking for many places back by where I live, but not many of them wanted to hire someone just for a few months during summer. My friend had told me that she was planning on staying in Ojai and working for OVS this summer. I figured it would be a really good opportunity and I would also be making a good amount of money.
I am pretty excited about this opportunity! First of all, I love kids and I am excited to work with the younger kids this summer and do fun activities with them.
Secondly, I am happy that I will be around a lot of my friends, since most of them are day students and live around this area anyways.
After I work, I will be able to go home in early August and spend a month at home with no obligations. I can see my friends and family and then, after that, it’s off to college at Cal Lutheran! I am so excited for this summer and for what’s to come after it as well! 🙂
I can’t even tell you how excited I am for The Avengers to hit theaters!
When I was a little girl, my parents took me to vacation at the family beach house in Ventura. The bedroom I slept in had a chest of drawers and in the bottom drawer was a mountain of original Marvel and DC comic books. There were Spiderman and Batman, Justice League and Avengers comics piled so high that the drawer barely closed. I used to sit on the floor at the foot of the bed for hours, reading and rereading all these strange, colorful stories.
And so I became enamored of the Marvel Universe (Batman was a separate favorite). Naturally, I went to see all the Marvel movies when they came out.