I’ve been nominated for the Blogger’s Recognition award by an awesome blogger, Rambling Kori, please check out her great blog! This isn’t my first time being nominated for this award so here goes:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Give a brief story on how your blog started:
I used to own an Instagram account dedicated to the TV show Charmed because I loved the show so much. I decided to create a blog about Charmed but then one day I decided I wanted to do more with my blog. I decided I was going to start writing about my personal life, music and films. I wrote my first post on school and came up with the idea of music Monday.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers:
1. Don’t pressure yourself to blog all the time and a lot in a short space of time. Blogging should be something you enjoy and it’s OK to take a break now and then
2. Be passionate about what you’re blogging about and do what makes you happy.
Here are the 15 Great bloggers I nominate:
1. Solsbury Hill
2. Journey To Clinical Psychology
4. My Life is an Ocean Fear
8. Chasing Visions
9. Culture Eighteen
12. We Black Poetz
13. My Irrelevant Thoughts
14. Thoughtful Frani
You don’t have to partake in this award but I just want to thank Rambling Kori again for nomination!
As we all know, Christmas is next Sunday and bloggers have already started creating their Christmas playlists filled with their favourite songs to get you in the Christmassy spirit. I haven’t created a Christmas playlist because everyone’s playlist is pretty much the same to be honest. I prefer all the classic Christmas songs such as All I Want For Christmas and Last Christmas. One of my favourite Christmas songs ever is Merry Christmas by British rock band, Slade. I love UK Christmas songs above all and I just can’t get used to listen to pop artists Christmas songs, it just sounds weird to me lol. Enjoy the Christmas playlist below and have a great week!
San Junipero is the fourth episode in season 3 of one of the best shows on Netflix, Black Mirror. It’s about two tourists who meet in a town called San Junipero and a lot of things are revealed throughout the episode. I watched this episode of black mirror last month and I was blown away! I love this episode so much and the extended spotify playlist, created by the writer, brings back the best songs from the 80s from some of my favourite musicians such as The Smiths, Belinda Carlisle and Whitney Houston. One of my favourite songs in San Junipero is Fake by Alexander O’Neal. I’ve been obsessed with this song for a while now because it’s so catchy and has a very 80s vibe. I highly recommend that you watch this episode of Black Mirror and check out this great playlist below:
This weeks song are:
1. Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
Sean Paul is one my favourite hip-hop and dancehall artists and We Be Burnin’ is one of my favourite songs by him. This song was released in 2005 and appears on his album, The Trinity (2005). This song reached no.2 on the UK’s singles chart and no. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The beat of this song is so catchy and makes you want to get up and groove. Please listen to this song below:
Sean Paul – We Be Burnin’
2. Shakira – Gypsy
Gypsy is one of my favourite songs by Shakira and it appears on her eighth studio album, She Wolf (2009). This song is heavily influenced by Indian and Middle eastern music and this song is literally about what its like being a gypsy. I love how delicate and soft this song is and I also like the music video. Check out this song below:
Shakira – Gypsy
3. Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Hold On is a song dedicated to Aaliyah after her death. It’s a sad song which is reflected on the melody of the song as well as the lyrics. Timbaland talks about how things haven’t been the same since she passed on. I love the opening lines of this song which is “It’s been three years (AH!), livin this fast life. I think on it, I know one day I won’t have life“. I love this song beacuse it’s so raw and honest and they talk about their feelings which is so beautiful. R.I.P Aaliyah. Please listen to this song below:
Timbaland & Magoo – Hold On
Please tell me what you think about my song choices for this week!
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: