This weeks songs are:
1. Chipmunk – Flying High
British Rapper, Chipmunk, released this song in November 2011 and its the lead single of his second studio album, Transition (2011). I love the beat of this track and I’ve been a fan of Chipmunk’s music since I was 10. He has only just come back to the music scene, doing grime, but I still love his old tunes. I really like the music video of this song as well, it was shot in South Africa, please listen to this song below:
Chipmunk – Flying High
2. Timbaland & Magoo – Indian Flute
Timbaland and Magoo are a rap duo from Virginia who met when they were teenagers. I like this song because it is unique in the sense that there is a story being told by a woman in the language of Punjab. The whole song is a dialogue between a man and a woman, it’s pretty much a story of two lovers. Yes, there is an Indian flute in the background which adds to the context of this song and makes it even more beautiful. Check out this song below:
Timbaland & Magoo – Indian Flute
3. Muse – Starlight
Starlight is an alternative rock song by the British alternative rock band, Muse. The album title, Black Holes and Revelations (2006), comes from one of the lyrics in this song “Our hopes and expectations, black holes and revelations“. I really like this song and this band in general, so check out this song below:
Music – Starlight
Enjoy, and please tell me what you think about my song choices for this week!
Today, our school has a day off and it’s called ‘Christmas Shopping Day’ solely dedicated to going shopping for Christmas. Most people don’t have this holiday and to be honest most people in our school don’t go shopping on this day instead they have a lie in or catch up with school work. I’ve completed more filming for my documentary for media studies and I only have one interview left to do for my documentary, which I will do on Sunday. My documentary is already 4 minutes long because I had underestimated how long each interview was going to be. It said that our work had to be 3-4 minutes long but I need to ask my teacher whether it can be a little bit longer so I can fit everything in. We have 3 weeks left until I have to give in a rough cut of my documentary and only 2 weeks in January to fully complete it. To be honest, I can’t wait until it’s finished!
This week was the last week I had to go back to my primary school but, I’m so glad to have had the experience to go back and meet all the teachers. Seeing my old teachers made me realise that they’d still been teaching 7 years later! The year 4s had some sort of perseverance morning where they have to complete a range of activities e.g. Learn the alphabet in sign language, I’m quite proud to say that I can say my full name in sign language as well. The teacher I was helping wrote a really beautiful comment on the report sheet we had to complete, the only problem is that she spelt my name wrong! She wrote Omoni instead of Omone😂
I’ve got a 70 minute biology test on Monday which is great! (not) so I have a lot of revision to do this weekend however, I have some good news, I’ve been offered a place at the University of Kent, Leicester and East Anglia to study psychology! Although, I’ve been thinking more lately about doing an apprenticeship, maybe something do to with film studies or graphic design but I don’t know yet.
I hope you guys have been having a great day, please tell me what you’ve been up to today!
Who Run The World? Girls. is a great playlist that contains some of my favourite female R&B, Hip-Hop and pop artists like Beyoncé, Eve, Sia, Rihanna and Britney Spears. It always features some of my favourite girls groups ever like The Spice Girls and the Pussycat Dolls. This is a particularly great playlist if you want to listen to some girl power!💁🏾 The singers in this playlist are straight BOSS and show this clearly in their songs. Like the last two playlists, this is more of a throughback playlist because I love hearing the great tunes that were released between 2000-2010, which made me first fall in love music. Listen to this great playlist below:
Yayyyy🎉 I’ve officially sent of my application for university and I’m so happy. It’s been a long time coming and I want to thank everyone one of you who have given me advise and helped me with my personal statement. I’m applying to Leicester, Southampton, UEA, Kent and Loughborough. My personal statement has been the one thing that I’m been trying to perfect, my psychology teacher was really helpful as well because he gave me books with extra studies and research, that I added onto my personal statement. I talked about research into social and cultural stereotyping and language development in my personal statement which made it a lot better. I went my advisor and showed her my personal statement on Wednesday and she said that it was pretty much perfect which made me feel great! She had to check my whole application and today I pressed the button that officially sent off my application.
Yesterday, I went to do voluntary work at my old primary school again but this time I was helping out the Year 4s. I was a scribe for a called called Emma because she had broken her arm and I had a great time. Like last week, we were also writing instructions however this time the children had to make instructions for making an Alpana (symmetrical drawings on dotted paper). They had to use sophisticated words ( for 8 year olds) because it was going to be written for
I’m also really happy because I’ve started editing my documentary for media studies. So far it looks really good but we only have 3 weeks until we have to give in a rough cut, then 2 weeks to make any changes. My teacher is quite proud of my work so far but I still have more filming and editing to do next week.
I hope you guys have been having a great week, please tell me what you’ve been up to this week or what you’re up to this week!❤️
Room 2: Urban Classics is a great playlist full of my favourite urban tunes. It contain Hip-Hop, R&B and UK garage songs from artists including Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Nina Sky and Sisqo. What I love about this playlist is that it includes some of my favourite dancehall jams like Gimme the Light by Sean Paul, No Letting Go by Wayne Wonder and Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle. The blend of UK garage and mainstream Hip-Hop makes this playlist unique and refreshing, mostly beacuse UK garage is not as popular as it used to be however, it’s still a great genre of music. Enjoy this playlist below:
Tell me what you think about this playlist and comment below any playlist you’ve heard and/or created!
You’re probably wondering why the title of this post is called ‘How To Catch A Unicorn’s Fart’ and this is because of my voluntary work. Every week on Thursday morning, I volunteer at my old primary school, I’ll be doing this for the whole of November.
This week I worked with the year 6s in particular, 2 boys named Lucas and Patrick. When the teacher told me to sit next to Lucas, I accidentally sat next to Patrick which was kind of embarrassing but we all just thought it was funny. The task for the lesson was to construct a set of instructions for how to catch a unicorns fart and the kids had to think of creative ways to lure the unicorn, make it fart and trap the fart. Lucas and Patrick were so cute, they were just sitting together at the back of the class and working with both of them put a big smile on my face. We ending up talking of Donald Trump, horror movies, older siblings etc. Lucas said ‘Do you know Donald Trump?, I hate him!!’ And I’m like that makes two of us😉. I helped them both create their instructions and they were so fascinated with life at secondary school and sixth form. It was so sad saying goodbye to them and as I walked out the door, I turned back around and watched them wave at me from the back of the classroom😭 I have enjoyed my experience so far being back at primary school and yesterday I met some more of my old teachers and teachers assistant.
I’ve got a lot of work to do over the weekend which sucks however, tomorrow is my friends 18th birthday party and I can’t wait🎉
I hope you guys have an awesome weekend and please comment below what you’re going to be up to this weekend☺️
This weeks songs are:
1) Sigma – Find Me ft. Birdy
Sigmas has released the music video for their latest single, Find Me, on Thursday which features Millie Bobby Brown from the show ‘Stranger Things’. This song features the English singer-songwriter, Birdy, who I must admit I’m quite a fan of. I love her voice in this song, it soo emotional and I like that the music video reflects the song perfectly in my opinion. Check out this great song below:
Sigma – Find Me ft. Birdy
2) Vybz Kartel – Fever
Fever has to be one of my favourite Dancehall songs ever! Vybz Kartel released this song in May and it was one of my favourite summer jams. If you don’t already know, dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music. I’ve always loved dancehall music because it’s so energetic and lively, so please listen to this song below:
Vybz Kartel – Fever
3) Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True
Even though Milli Vanilli didn’t actual sing their own songs, I really like this tune. This duo used back up singers to sing their songs and they were ultimately stripped of a Grammy Award when the media found out. This song reached no. 1 on the German Official charts, so check out this song below:
Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True
It’s now the second half of this term, meaning that I’m ever so close to doing my mock exams in January. I’m particularly nervous because our mocks for biology which include two modules that we studied last year, this is due to the fact that biology is now a 2 year course. The grades I got for biology at the end of year 12 don’t count to my overall a-levels grade anymore. I only have mock exams for psychology and biology which is good, I am currently filming my documentary for media studies.
I’m quite excited because I started filming my documentary yesterday where I interviewed my Aunty about how she think ethnic minorities are represented in the media and how this could affect her children. I am also going to interview my friend at church as well as get some shots of the service to include. I’ve also been thinking about the music I’m going to add because it’s just as important as the footage, I might include Keeping You Head Up (instrumental) and Hold On by Timabaland & Magoo. Hold On has quite a sad vibe to it which reflects the issue that I’m going to address in my documentary.
I got the great opportunity to go to my old primary school to do voluntary work on Thursday Morning. It was great being back at my old school yesterday and seeing all the changes that have occured since Ieft. I met some of my old teachers, including my friends Dad who is a PE teacher at the primary school. I have so many memories from primary school for example going to see Lion King in theatre. My class was made up of around 15 pupils and my primary school was still very small when I was there. I was quite close to everyone in my class and we definitely made the most of the last few weeks we had left in primary school. My friend and I often wish that we could go back to primary school for one week because we miss it so much!
I hope you guys have been having a good week and please tell me what you’ve been up to this week!