Another Song List

The ride home is rather long, with rush hour traffic combined with the long distant. Inspired by my previous dream set list for glee, I suddenly came up with a set of songs that pretty much sum up the last 2 years of my relationship. A month late from our 2nd anniv, but what the heck. Here are the songs which highlight me and Benjo’s ups and downs.

1. Infatuation, Maroon 5
I discovered this song from a fellow editor during my first year as an EB member in TLS. That was also the year I met benjo. The lyrics totally expressed how I was smitten back in 2007 πŸ˜‰

5. Halo/Walking on Sunshine, Glee Girls

But those difficult moments helped us grow and made our relationship stronger. =) I’m walking on sunshine because you’ve got an amazing halo. πŸ˜‰

My Set List for New Directions

In less gleekier terms: songs the glee kids need to cover =)

Mostly male-lead songs cause I’m a bigger fan of male singers πŸ˜›

1. 8 Become 1, Norweigan Recycling

The glee cover will be the cover that stomps all covers.

6. With or Without You, U2

This awesome song needs a full length cover. I’m thinking a duet between Puck and Artie (PARTIEE!!!! hahaha!), like what Lea Michele and Kristine Chenoweth did for Maybe This Time.

7. Paparazzi, Lady Gaga

Rachel’s creepy tendencies fit this song :)) I’m gaga over gaga, so I need them to cover one of her songs πŸ˜› (plus it would be fun if they reinacted this AWESOME video)

I’m out, but I have yet to think of a solo for Tina from my favorite songs. Although I do hope she does Like a Virgin when they do madonna ahihihi!

Preggers

Just when I thought Glee couldn’t get any better than its 9th episode (Wheels), its writers and talented new actors prove us wrong with last week’s “Ballad.” The tenth episode returned to its signature comedy but continued to focus on the story line’s more serious issues. Finally, we get a closer look into how bitchy cheerleader Quinn is dealing with her preganancy. For a little background: Quinn’s pregnant with bad boy Puck’s baby but she lied and told her boyfriend Finn he’s the father. Puck and Finn are best friends, and only Glee member Mercedes knows who the real baby daddy is.

Now, with such a selfish and fucked up set up, you’d probably find yourself hating Quinn. But for some reason, I don’t. Even before her pregnancy issue escalated, I was rooting for her whenever she’d bitch out on Rachel for stealing her man. Pregnancy aside, do you blame her? Finn hasn’t broken up with Quinn so Rachel should be backing off–no matter how rocky their relationship is. And if the baby was Finn’s, all the more reason Rachel should stop pining. Haha, I guess I’m tired of always seeing the sawi-single perspective being so kawawa on TV, but no one really understands the girlfriend’s side. πŸ˜›

Not that I’m justifying her for lying to Finn and leaving out Puck. What she’s doing is wrong, but I just can’t seem to hate her. And after seeing her confront her family about her pregnancy and other family issues, I couldn’t blame her anymore.

β€œI’m your daughter who loves you. And I know this must be really hard for you. But I just need my daddy to hold me and tell me that it’s gonna be okay.”
β€” Quinn Fabray

This scene sparked an interesting conversation between me and a friend. She found herself crying for the dad, while I felt absolutely crushed for Quinn. I have a tendency to side with the underdog–I’m too soft sometimes, so when she said the line above, I wanted to hit her dad for being such a bastard. Sure it’s shameful to have a teenage mom as a daughter, but to kick her out? I don’t blame Quinn for keeping quiet either, considering how she explained the fucked up set up they have at home (they never talk about bad feelings). Get mad at your daughter, ignore her… but don’t kick her out. That’s still your grandchild, and she’s still your responsbility.

When will Filipino culture start thinking forward?

Homosexuality has been around since, well… forever. The Greeks and the Romans had taken it to the extreme, looking down on women and preferring men in their sexual attractions and practices. The old testament has referred to sodomy, even further proof same sex acts have been around for quite a long time. History proves that there have been people identifying themselves as gays and lesbians. This is who they are, a part of their lifestyle and their individuality. The only difference between now and today is people had to keep it quieter back then. But even until now, some cannot come out as openly and many still look down on them to the point of bigotry. I think a certain scene episode in Glee episode 9 proves this point.

But Glee is just a portrayal of reality. In real life, the Philippines has to deal with the backward/irrational decisions of the COMELEC. Although I am not surprised the traditional and religious members disagreed, I am shocked that they dared come out with this decisions with the following statements. Go ahead and make a decision but do so with SOUND LOGIC. Don’t base it solely on RELIGIOUS BOOKS and CONTRADICTING REASONS.

β€œWe are not condemning the LGBT, but we cannot compromise the well-being of the greater number of our people, especially the youth,”

1) did the COMELEC ever stop and think, a significant part of the youth are part of the said community? or, since they are young, tyring to find their identity in the said community? Some people already know they’re gay at 6 or 7!
2) And how exactly do the LGBT compromise the youth’s well-being? Because they have an identity against your so-called morals? The youth need to learn how to be OPEN-MINDED, to accept people for who they are and understand what equal rights really mean for all. The youth need to learn what RESPECT really means.

the Comelec said that although the party presented proper documents and evidence for their accreditation, their petition is “dismissable on moral grounds.”

β€œShould this Commission grant the petition, we will be exposing our youth to an environment that does not conform to the teachings of our faith,” the Second Division ruling states.

1) Morality is subjective. No matter how much theology or philosophy you throw at my face, the world has so many religions no one can claim morality as an objective stand point.
2) There’s supposed to be a separation of church and state people. Not everyone is Catholic or Muslim. I’m a member of the freakin’ youth and many of the youth prefer to be agnostic/atheistic/non-practicing (insert religion here). It’s not your business what decision they make with their religion. But rejecting a gay partylist group is a violation of human rights. And that’s the biggest sin anyone can committ, especially in a position of power.