Once again, I have a 3000-word paper due in 3 days and I decide to use my time by creating a playlist.  This one is a compilation of songs I was listening to during our recently concluded 5-day escape to the black sands of Batangas.  The songs are upbeat and sunny but softer than most summer songs. This could also double as a playlist of happy songs. But these were the songs that I was playing while taking a photo of that particular sunset you see on the cover so it’s a summer playlist. Click the cover photo to download.

  1. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae (Put Your Records On)
  2. Doc Pomus - Ben Folds and Nick Hornby (Lonely Avenue)
  3. Heaven is a Place on Earth - Brenda Carlisle (Heaven is a Place on Earth)
  4. Myriad Harbor - The New Pornographers (Challengers)
  5. Cruel - St. Vincent (Strange Mercy)
  6. Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez and The Scene (When The Sun Goes Down)
  7. Write About Love - Belle and Sebastian feat. Carey Mulligan (Belle and Sebastian Write About Love)
  8. I’ve Just Seen A Face - Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe OST)
  9. Dress And Tie - Charlene Kaye and Darren Criss (Dress and Tie Single)
  10. Paper Planes - M.I.A. (Kala)

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Having a mountain of paperwork to wade through, I naturally use the little time I have to create a playlist.  And not just any playlist, no.  I choose to make one that is conducive to the habits of a sloth.  As the title suggests, this is a collection of songs I like to play during lazy Sunday mornings when my bed is a little more inviting than usual (as it is right now). Click the cover photo to download.

  1. Across The Universe - Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe OST)
  2. John Henry - Hugh Laurie (Let Them Talk)
  3. Amy’s Theme - Murray Gold (Doctor Who: Series 5)
  4. Dearest - Buddy Holly (Juno OST)
  5. Location - Freelance Whales (Weathervanes)
  6. Bye Bye Blackbird - The History Boys (The History Boys OST)
  7. Different Colored Eyes - Charlene Kaye (Brilliant Eyes EP)
  8. Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby) - Jack’s Mannequin (The Glass Passenger)
  9. The Huge Tree in the Tsukamori Forest - Joe Hisaishi (My Neighbor Totoro OST)
  10. A Lack of Color - Death Cab For Cutie (Transatlanticism)

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  • Episode 1
  • Sabrina
  • The TOW Show
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The TOW Show Episode 1 (08/10/11)

Episode 1: In which introductions are made, a Whovian is born, a Potterhead lives on and ramblings are rambled through to get by.

A girl, a mic, the internet and 30 minutes to spare.

This is the first episode of what I hope will be a wonderful new addition to this blog.  In this episode I talk about Doctor Who, David Tennant, the “end” of the Harry Potter Era, some news bits I found interesting and the things I’m looking forward to in the coming month.

If you have any comments, suggestions or questions for me about this blog or the show please leave me an ask or email me at sabrina.takesovertheworld@gmail.com.  I’m open to ideas (like a decent name for the show, perhaps?) so if there’s anything you want me to look at and talk about on the show, please feel free to do so.

Here’s a link if you wish to download this episode of the TOW Show.

Enjoy!

Don't worry, I'm still alive.

…but terribly, terribly busy. I’m sorry. I’ve started taking my literature courses and they are eating too much of my time. I love them, don’t worry, but having them there just means that I have less time for this blog.

That does not mean that I have been idle, though.  I’ve amassed a great number of films over this so-called hiatus, and I’ve watched a great deal of them too.  I’ll have a great number of review-essays released by Christmas and hopefully a new episode of the TOW Show.

So just to get you excited for what’s to come, here’s a list of the films I’ve watched in the last few months:

  • Third Star (finally got around to watching this. They were not lying when they said I’d cry.)
  • The Good Night (surprisingly good.)
  • Christopher and His Kind (surprisingly not as good as I hoped it would be.)
  • The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (this just takes the cake. Amazing film from Peter Greenaway.)
  • Fuera de Carta (hilarious.)
  • Cracks (a must-watch for any girl who has studied in an exclusive school for girls.)

Here are the films that are waiting to be watched:

  • Dogtooth (a suggestion from tintination. I’ve started it. It’s very interesting.)
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • Durarara!!
  • Elsa y Fred
  • Plus the other things I said I’d watch by haven’t yet.

And did you hear about the amazing line-up of Christmas movies?

  • War Horse (don’t let the Black Beauty-esque feel discourage you. This is Spielberg and the play has won numerous awards.)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (I have faith in the writers)
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (do I even have to say why? This film will be one of the Oscar front runners this year, I tell you.)
  • BBC Sherlock Series 2 (after a bajillion years of waiting.)
A Little Personal Pep Talk

The following is a little pep talk I’m giving myself (yes I do these things.  I suggest you do too).  I know most of you won’t be interested but I’ll post it here anyway because I do need to get it out somewhere.

Today I have officially met all of my majors professors which means that this is it: I truly am starting work as a Literature major.  Syllabi have been distributed, initial assignments have their due dates, the first bulk of reading materials sit quite intimidatingly on my work table.

I can tell this is going to be hard.  I can tell that I will be broken and hacked into the barest of my being.  I can tell that I am going to hell.

This is me telling you that no matter how hard it will be, I will do it.  No matter how hacked and wounded I become, I will always, always say that “It’s only a flesh wound”.  I will pick up my sword and charge into hell because I know there’s no tomorrow.  I know that there is only me and what I do with this opportunity I have been given.

I shan’t waste this chance.  I will be the best.  

I will be someone, I swear to you, I will.

Oh blog you have been neglected for so long.

I promise to get things going here ASAP.  Term is ending and final projects, exams, requirements and the like are haunting me.  I’m staying up late for schoolwork, folks!  Things just got serious.

So when the term does end and I’ll have a glorious (although brief) term break, here’s what you can expect:

  • A film review for Womb
  • A couple of short film recommendations
  • A review for Sherlock (I will finally have the time to rewatch the series)
  • An essay on the 9th Doctor (I’ll be introducing Nicole to Doctor Who this term break, so I’ll be marathoning starting from the 9th Doctor with her

And my mom just told me we’ll be buying the DSLR camera I’ve asked for in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for photos on this blog!

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