Video on Repeat: Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Love is love’

 

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Hello, this post is going to be a little shorter than usual. I originally planned on doing a tribute post to Christina Grimmie, but after spending hours and hours writing and re-writing, the post still feels so incomplete. I’m unable to clearly express my thoughts and ideas while floundering in my emotions. My brain and heart are so utterly confused and devastated by her passing and the shooting at Orland’s Pulse nightclub that happened soon after.

I’ve watched and cried listening to Lin-Manuel’s Tony acceptance speech. I haven’t been able to stop replaying it along with some of my favorite Grimmie songs. I’ll try get to finishing that post soon, but for the meanwhile here it is.

The transcript of his sonnet:

My wife’s the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one.
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised. Not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers,
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers.
Remembrances that hope and love lasts longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story.
Now fill the world with Music, Love and Pride.

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

Please take a few minutes to sign this petition.
I’m not too sure when or if I will have a tribute post up so I’d love to take this opportunity to ask you to help catch Nintendo’s attention and possibly have Christina Grimmie memorialized in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game – her love for Zelda and Nintendo was apparent from the very beginning 😊 (check out her youtube username if you’re confused).

Also, please go check out this video – Hannah Hart: What you can do. 
Every voice makes a difference.
Just because there are alternative ways to commit crimes doesn’t mean we should keep things the way they are, we need preventive measures. We need to be doing our very best.

 

Videos on Repeat: A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL

Hello! This is a scheduled post because I’m supposed to have arrived last night in Melbourne and am (hopefully) currently curled up in bed soundly sleeping. I’m the type to sleep for hours on the plane so I’m hoping I won’t sleep too much and I’ll still be a bit sleepy by the time I reach Melbourne.

I wanted to share the 2 videos from the lip-reading series that are my favourites! I have pretty awful hearing and often mishear people so this is especially amusing and fascinating to me.

Have a good day and new posts will be up in a few days
so be sure to come back!

Videos On Repeat: Olivia ‘Chachi’ Gonzales

I recently came across Chachi dancing to Ciara’s Like a Boy for the first time in years and I was hooked. Of course this meant that I ended youtube-ing all of Chachi’s dance videos. And also tried to dance like her. Of course.
But let’s be honest, I moved less like Chachi and more like this:

Sorry Chachi. I tried.

Like A Boy.

Sexy and I Know It. 0:46 makes me so happy 🙂

Chachi’s I Should Have Kissed You really got me. While I was more impressed with this one, the 2nd video (below this one) made me heart hurt. It’s so amazing when someone can dance with so much emotion.

I reckon there’s a huge difference between both videos even though it’s the same dance, so I’d suggest watching both.

Chachi’s Links: Instagram | Twitter | Youtube

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend (long weekend woohoo!) and that you enjoyed these videos.

Videos On Repeat: March 2015

Hello!

I said I was going to post on Sundays yesterday, not realizing that Sunday was the next day. I loose track of time far too often! Anyway, I didn’t want to give an excuse for not posting so I thought I’d make a list of videos I’ve really been enjoying lately.

I know most of you have probably seen these videos before, but I still hope you enjoy them. And hey, if you ever need a pick-me-up, here’s a list of pure happiness 🙂

Music: Kimbra – Settle Down

There just something about this beat and watching her dance that makes me want to join in dancing.

Funny: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – Kid Theatre with Michael Keaton

This has been one of my go to videos if I’m having a down day.
The 2nd skit is probably my favourite 🙂 We need more scripts written by kids.

Cute: Jerome Jarre – Laughing is the Real International Language

I always end up smiling like an idiot watching this video.
And what makes it better is that this was filmed in the Hong Kong airport ❤

Educational: Cuttlefish – Kings of Camouflage

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
In my next life I’d like to be a cuttlefish please.
I realize this is a really long video, so if you don’t watch the whole thing, just watch for a minute of the video.
If you’re willing to watch the whole thing, watch from the start!

Motivational: I don’t care if you don’t like me, I lob me!

Love yourself.
Really.
And drink lots of water!
Thats important too.

Wow: Superfruit – Beyoncé

I know this sort of should be filed under music, but
Superfruit.
Yes. Superfruit.
I was going to pick my favourite part, but I couldn’t.

Well that’s pretty much it for today! Have a happy Sunday and an amazing week everyone!
Remember to smile! 🙂 (last one… I promise!)

Caw. Caw. Caw. Thomas. 😉