March 28, 2012

yosemite and dances with wolves

While spring cleaning my pen drive hoping to squeeze some new songs from Glee (I am a Gleek), I stumbled on a song I haven’t played since 2010 and decided to load it on my iPod. Now I’m wishing and hoping that I was in Yosemite National Park instead of sitting infront of my computer at work proof reading reports and replying emails – especially when the chorus of the song hits.

And what’s the darn song that I’ve played about half a dozen times on rewind? John Dunbar’s theme from Dances with Wolves (the orchestral version).

March 21, 2012

perfect wedding song, according to moi

When I first saw the wedding scene in Breaking Dawn Part I, I have to admit I was much more curious about the song that Bella walked down the aisle to as compared to her dress.

After oodles of Google-ing, I totally fell in with the song probably because it was written exclusively for the film; from the lyrics right down the soothing combination of strings and piano accompaniment which seems to just fit the characters and the 15th century theme Alice was aiming for (according to the book anyway, since Edward was born in 1901).

{ Turning Page – by Sleeping At Last }
Click here to download the song and here for the instrumental version.

I’ve waited a hundred years but I’d wait a million more for you.
Nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do.
If I had only felt the warmth within your touch,
If I had only seen how you smile when you blush,
Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough,
I would have known what I was living for all along … what I’ve been living for.
For love is my turning page where only the sweetest words remain.
Every kiss is a cursive line, every touch is a redefining phrase.
I surrender who I’ve been for who you are,
For nothing makes me stronger  than your fragile heart.
If I had only felt how it feels to be yours,
well I would have known what I’ve been living for all along … what I’ve been living for.
Though we’ve tethered to the story we must tell, when I saw you I knew we’d tell it well,
With a whisper we will tame the vicious seas, like a feather bring kingdoms to their knees.

The song and the instrumental version totally kicked the song I chose to walk down the aisle with. But as a consolation, Lea Salonga’s “Two Words” did make all three of my bridesmaids cry, even before they saw me walk down the aisle. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go find that darn syncing cable for my iPod.

March 20, 2012

google thinks it's blue

When I was pregnant with lil' Ee, I knew from the start that it’d be a pink pregnancy all the way even before my gynae confirmed it at week 20. With this pregnancy, I’m quite certain that it’ll be a blue pregnancy but as the weeks add up, my mind is starting to turn on me and now I’m sort of in between blue and pink; kind of like bluish shades of purple.

My next ultrasound will be on 10 April so hopefully by then, my gynae will be able to confirm a color. I’m not gender picky; good gosh absolutely no. I just want a healthy and happy baby with not too much drama when it’s time to give birth. Luckily, my in-laws aren’t gender picky either and share the same sentiment as I do. If it’s a boy, it’ll be an added bonus; if it’s a girl, we’ll be saving a whole load of money. It’s a win-win situation.

But until 10 April, I have scoured the Internet for old wives’ gender tales to help ease my traitorous thoughts and I found quite a stack load. Looks like Google thinks I’ll be having a boy what with daddy gaining weight alongside me, my salt cravings, the sleeping on my side theory, my sudden development of butter fingers, my constant dry hands, my lack of face puffiness (but I think that’s because I’ve been drinking loads of water daily) and the Chinese Gender Prediction Calendar but I think I’ll wait out my 3 weeks until my next appointment.

March 19, 2012

week 14!

Hello second semester! Although the last 13 weeks the medical world termed as the first trimester was not as tough on me as when I was pregnant with Adrianna back in 2009, the nausea and exhaustion combination were still brutal enough to make me hate pregnancy and wish September would come already. Now that I’m into week 14 with another 26 weeks to go, pregnancy doesn’t seem so bad. Part of it was also due to my in-laws who’s made it easier by offering to take care and spoil my little baby girl rotten a couple of nights a week while I got the rest I needed after a long day in the office.

My baby bump has definitely popped and my nausea has substantially subsided since I’ve learned (quite painfully in the last 8 weeks) which food to avoid or risk a full blown extreme-nausea-to-the-point-of-throwing-up episode towards the end of the day. I am however still exhausted especially after a full day in the office or after a trip out for a meal or groceries with the family. What’s new is the Braxton Hicks contractions which have started to be more pronounced and feeling my little bean squirm and nudge up a storm towards the end of week 13.

I’m now looking forward to week 20; my pregnancy halfway point in about 7 weeks’ time where hubby will be taking me and baby girl to celebrate in a swanky Japanese buffet restaurant in KL I’ve been itching to go to even before I got pregnant {!}.

Can’t wait!