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Songs Prince Wrote That Were Hits for Other Artists

Though Prince died at his Paisley Park home on Thursday (April 21), the iconic musician’s influence will live on both in his own music and in the music he created for other artists.

Over the “When Doves Cry” singer’s 35-plus-year career, he wrote and assisted on songs for everyone from The Bangles to Stevie Nicks, earning several artists beyond himself Billboard Hot 100 hits. Other musicians took such a liking to his music that they covered his songs “Get It Up” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” and made them hits of their own. 

Prince Dies at 57: Iconic Musical Genius Found Dead in Paisley Park

To celebrate the legacy of Prince, here are some of the Hot 100 hits written by Prince:

The Bangles, “Manic Monday”

Tevin Campbell, “Round and Round”

Morris Day and the Time, “Jungle Love”

Sheila E., “The Glamorous Life”

Sheena Easton, “Sugar Walls”

Alicia Keys, “How Come You Don’t Call Me”

Chaka Khan, “I Feel for You”

Here Is Prince’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards Performance

Martika, “Love Thy Will Be Done”

Stevie Nicks, “Stand Back” (co-written by Prince)

Sinead O'Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

TLC, “Get It Up”

This is my spazzy ecstatic ball of sunshine boyfriend. I’m not sure if it was a good decision but I decided to let you go. It just felt right at the moment when I was looking at you. I should’ve followed my head.

During the chilly weather, you’ve always provided extra warmth. Now whenever the wind gently blows, it reminds me of your absence. Whenever I look at the mirror, I feel the emptiness.  It’s you that I long for, but you’re gone.

I hate it that I made that hasty decision. But that’s how things are. You’ll regret some things, you move on. I’m sorry. Even though I’m sure you don’t feel anything, I miss you…

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my long hair. My 1000th post by the way :)

If I could tell my 18-year old self only one thing, I would tell her to wait. I would tell her not to give her heart away too soon, or too often. I would tell her that there’s no need to hurry, no need to worry. God has something amazing planned and all He needs you to do is to trust in His timing!

And in a way, this is also my advice to you, whether you’re 18 or 28. If the Lord asks you to wait, wait. Wait on Him. Wait for His best. Wait on the one he has planned for you. Wait and I promise you won’t regret it. Wait and He promises that it will be worth it.

My husband is one my life’s greatest blessings; he is more than I could have ever asked for. Sure, we have fights and we get annoyed at each other sometimes, but he is my partner, my lover, my travel buddy and my best friend. In my world, no one can ever come close to him. He’s not perfect, but he’s perfect for me. In other words, he is God’s best for me. :)

God is never early and never late. He is always on time. So wait. And by waiting I mean, wait prayerfully and expectantly. Don’t give your heart right away to the next guy that comes along and don’t waste your time obsessing over why you’re still single! There is a season for everything (see Ecclesiastes) so make the most out of each season of your life.

The time will come when God will say it’s time to love, and when that time comes, you’ll be happy you saved yourself physically and emotionally only for your God’s Best. :)

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The drawing is based on this photo, taken during our Engagement Party last June 2011!

A quick blog update and a PSA.

Hey there, fellow weenies! I hope your July has been fantastic. Quick update, since I will be gone for the end of the month, there will be no poll for August. I’ve picked a cosplay and already done all the prep work to post it come the first when I come home, and it’s gonna be Lucina.

Another note, This where the quick PSA comes in, and I would appreciate if you all would read this.

A recent ask that came in that I answered has been grinding away at the back of my mind since I saw it, and I’d like to make a formal reminder and set some things straight.

I am always more than happy to answer any basic questions about Sheena that is basic knowledge that you might have forgotten, or anything about her streams, or where to find stuff she’s done or posted on her own website, but under no circumstances will I ever give out anything personal about Sheena or her life or anything of that nature. To be quite honest, I don’t know much about Sheena than any of you do. I know basic things she’s said during streams or posted in updates or on her blog, but that’s it.

Like I have posted in this blog’s disclaimer:

“I am not affiliated with, nor am I being paid by Sheena to make this blog. It is simply a fan run blog in honor of Sheena!”

I am a just a fan of hers, like any of you are. I’m not a close friend of hers, or her friend at all. If she considers me a friend, that’s an honor, and I would love nothing more than to be friends with her. Who wouldn’t? That doesn’t mean I’m a close friend though. I don’t have her personal information, or cell phone number, or home address, or anything of that sort. Even if I did, I would never give it out. Why would I? That’s incredibly rude and a trust breaker, in my book.

I am still surprised, to this day, that I have whatever kind of relationship it is I do with Sheena. I’m still shocked, and completely honored that she has made me a mod for her twitch channel, and an admin for her facebook group, and that she appreciates all of the hard work and dedication I put into this blog so all of you can appreciate her too.

She has told me she trusts me, and that means so much to me, and I will never break that trust she has in me, and I will never do anything or post anything to break it. So if you have questions you can’t ask her because they’re of personal matter or some sort involving her personal private life, what in the world would make you think I know the answers and if I do, that I would spill them without her consent to do so?

She is a person. Remember that.

That’s all I wanted to say.

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the well wishes on our recent engagement. A lot of people have been sending me messages asking for details about our love story and about my boyfriend (now fiancé!) because I hardly talk about us here on my Tumblr. It’s not that I don’t want to share, it’s just that everything is so overwhelming, I don’t know where to begin.

Our story is a story we didn’t write. God made everything work out and we can both attest to that. Everything from our meeting, to the time we got to know each other, to the time he stated his intentions to court me and even up to the proposal, everything was just God steering us to the right direction, quite literally! God always made a way and God always changed our plans, but it was all for the best because the story He wrote for us is so much more than we could have ever dreamed of. It was all His perfect timing, and not ours, and until now, I still stand in awe of Him for everything that He’s doing in our lives.

I know what I just said was so vague, but if I get into the details, it will take us forever. I would love to share with you our story, but maybe not today. Actually, Mor’s been asking me to make a cute picture/story book about it, and maybe I will, so I guess you’ll have to watch out and wait for that! Hee!

I just wanted to write this post to thank everyone who’s been sending their congratulations and at the same time, hopefully, encourage you to wait on God’s best and to trust Him in all His plans. Remember, waiting doesn’t mean, not doing anything. Waiting is doing His will while you wait on His promises. Truly if you just follow Him with all your heart, let go and let God, everything will unfold beautifully.

Put things in perspective.

Sometimes, when a little something doesn’t go the way we want it to, it ruins everything. When what is petty start to affect what is important, it’s time to put things into perspective.

Write a list. And not just your usual list of blessings (thank you for my life, my family, my friends). Instead, write a list of “Things I got that are more than I ever asked for or imagined.” My boyfriend always says that God gives us more than we ever asked for or imagined and sometimes we just don’t realize it. So I wrote my list. And I found out that he’s absolutely right. Try it.

WHAT IF JESUS DIDN’T COME?

Have you ever wondered; what would life be like if Jesus didn’t come? No Christmas, that’s for sure! But what would that mean to you? And what would that mean to me?

If Jesus didn’t come, there would be no “Sheena Loves Sunsets”; no products with Bible verses from me (because there would be no Bible!) and no Bible verse drawings posted on my Tumblr. In fact, If Jesus didn’t come, there would be no “Sheena Loves Sunsets” in Tumblr because the friend who convinced me to start a Tumblr was also, a friend from church (Hi, Isa, a.k.a. themorninglight!)

If Jesus didn’t come, I wouldn’t have met the most amazing people I’ve met in my life because I met a lot of them in CCF (the church I attend). I wouldn’t have met people who I could count on during tough times and I wouldn’t have known what it was like to have a group of people praying for you. If Jesus didn’t come, I wouldn’t have started a Bible study with 3 of my closest friends and we wouldn’t have experienced the joy and sense of fulfillment seeing people grow in their faith through the group. If Jesus didn’t come, I wouldn’t have joined a Holy Land Bible Study tour and would have missed out on such a life-changing trip.

If Jesus didn’t come, I would most certainly not be getting married next year. In fact, I would most definitely not have met my fiance because first of all, the friend who introduced us was a friend of mine from church. And even if by “chance” (because there is no Jesus) we would have met, I would probably be a crazy, immature, insecure, proud and selfish girlfriend and we would’ve broken up already just a few months after.

If Jesus didn’t come, I would be prouder than I am now, more selfish, more unkind. I would probably not be a very good daughter, not a good sister and not a good friend. I would probably lie a lot, cheat, steal, curse and be rude. I would find no meaning and purpose in my life which could lead me to become cynical and angry at the world. Maybe I would smile, but deep inside I would hurt. There would be no purpose to everything I would be doing and I would know it… and yet, I wouldn’t know how to fix it.

But Jesus did come! And in coming, He changed my life! I am still not perfect and my life is far from perfect, but I can only imagine how different things would be if Jesus didn’t choose to come in this world to save me.

So this Christmas, may we all remember the true reason for this season. May we be glad and joyful not only because we are with family and friends, not only because we can take a break and not only because we can enjoy the gifts and the good food. May we celebrate, and I mean really celebrate (!) because Jesus came and when He did, He changed everything. This Christmas, may we love because He first loved us.

Happy Birthday, Jesus! Thank you for coming. You didn’t have to, but you did. ♥

Presenting our Wedding On-Site Video by Mayad Studios!

Before I leave for our honeymoon (!!!) allow me to share with you our wedding video! Yay! I know a lot of you have been waiting for more wedding posts (my inbox is full of you guys asking me when I’m posting the videos haha!) and I’m so sorry this took a while! Been busy (what’s new?!) now with house-fixing and honeymoon planning!

Anyway, for the first time (right?), you guys get to see how my husband is like in real life; crazy, funny and such a silly-nilly, like me! Hehe! :) Only two things, we said, that we wanted our wedding to be: it has to be FUN (no sad crying!) and it has to glorify God! I pray we were able to accomplish that. :)

I cannot wait to share with you guys another video which our close friends made for us; it’s our prenup vid! I’m still trying to have it resized though. That one’s my favorite! So much fun to make and really captures me and Mor. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself again! It’s coming soon… hopefully! Haha!

I’m very happy with our wedding video! What do you think? :)

Officially Sheena Sy-Gonzales now! ♥

It’s been almost a week since I got hitched! Still feels a bit surreal sometimes to have a husband and to have my own house to manage but it’s been so much fun. Still on a wedding-high; been watching our beautifully created on-site video over and over again! Haha! (And I’m so excited to see our complete photos!)

I can’t wait to share with you all the details of our big day. My husband and I really prayed so much for God to be glorified in our wedding and we really hope we succeeded in that. God has blessed me and my husband so much and we’re just so excited to share with everyone how much He has blessed us!

So consider this a teaser post! More detailed posts to follow when things start to get less hectic for us. Thank you for all the greetings! We’re very blessed to have so many well-wishers!

Next thing to prepare for: our honeymoon! Can you guess where we’re going? Heehee! :)

Two days after our wedding day, we toured our Indonesian friends (who came over just for our wedding!) to Corregidor. Kind of late, but I just wanted to share my favorite photo! We didn’t want to wear matching colors (we hate matching!) but I really wanted to wear my yellow shirt that day and he really wanted to wear his yellow polo shirt that day as well so… no compromise! Haha!

Can’t believe I’ve been a wife for a month already. My friends keep telling me it’s so hard to believe, and I must admit, sometimes, I find it hard to believe as well! But whenever people ask me how it has been so far, the first thing I blurt out is “it’s been so much fun!” and by God’s grace, that’s really how I feel (after all, the Bible does say that “…from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks!”)

You might say, it’s only been a month so of course it’s been fun, but if you only knew! Haha! Nothing is perfect and we encounter (and continue to encounter) different challenges each day, but it’s such a comfort to know that at the end of it all, though we are fighting battles, we are fighting them together. We are on the same team and we report only to One, and that’s Jesus. :)

If I could leave all you beautiful girls with only one piece of (love) advice, it would be this; to let Him write your love story. Let Him write it without you manipulating the situation, without you hanging on to a past love, without you refusing and disobeying. When He says let go, let go. When He says wait, just wait. I know letting go is hard (especially for all you romantics, like me!) and I know waiting is even harder (especially for all you impatient girls, like me too!) but I promise you, truly, if God asks you to wait, He will make sure the wait will be worth it.

Trust me, you want a man who’s fighting battles not only for you but also for God. You want someone on the right side… on God’s side. Because we know when the King of Kings is on our side, who can ever be against us? :) (Romans 8:31)

Thank you to everyone who sent their wishes yesterday! ♥

While the rest of the world was celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday, my family was celebrating mine! No choice! Haha! I turned 23 yesterday, everyone! “Only 23?!” or “Already 23?!” depends on your perspective! As long as there are people older than me, I think I’ll forever think I’m young! Heehee!

The Lord has been so faithful to me and each year, He’s been surprising me with so many things. No need for birthday wishes. I am so blessed in so many ways and I have no right to complain about anything. Life is wonderful, the world is wonderful and my Creator is wonderful. He is faithful, He will always be and I will always cling to His promises.

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Too bad it doesn’t snow here!

Leaving tomorrow for Winter Wonderland, so I’m currently doing my last minute packing! Eeep! Going back to my hometown! Annyeonghaseyo! Haha! Kidding about the hometown part. It’s just that I always get asked “Are you Korean?” wherever I go that I started joking around that I am. Heehee. (If we get wi-fi, I’ll be tweeting! So add me up on Twitter!)

I’m so excited to go back to South Korea (2nd time!) because I’m sure it would be super beautiful! It’s gonna be our first winter experience ever so that’s exciting (I’ve been to snowy places, but never during winter season itself) but I’m also a bit anxious because of the current political situation there. Please pray for our safety and for traveling mercies.

But despite all the fun and food and family and friends, may you all remember the true reason for this season, and that is to celebrate the birth of our Savior! All glory, honor and praise to our awesome God alone!