Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More than just fireflies- Synthpop Owl City

Figured to share my latest eavesdrop in the music scene recently- Fireflies from American synthpop- group Owl City. Just saw their video on Myx Philippines hitcharts and saw myself mesmerized by the tune. Got a grip with the group's debut album Ocean Eyes (with Fireflies boarding the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 1 singles) and some of the hot finds with lyrical beats includes: "Hot air Balloon," "Cave in" and another personal favorite: "The technicolor Phase".

Owl City with front man Adam Young really bring out a taste of influences, that i can make out a pinch of euro-electronic music, a dash of new wave, alternative and attacking disco in their beats- overall making their touch of sound clinging to the ears.

Check out the lyrics and Youtube-mpeg below of "Fireflies" and hear the layback effect. Fireflies by the way is now tops in the US and Canadian hit charts and is also the most downloaded song on iTunes in the US. Laud!

Owl City

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

[Repeat Chorus:]

When I fall asleep leave my door open just a crack
[ Owl City Lyrics are found on ]
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

[Repeat Chorus:] (2x)

(I fall asleep)
I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lending a hand for typhoon Ondoy victims and immigration concerns

Here's one good news for immigrants or for Canadian citizens who are processing to have their loved ones from the Philippines migrated to Canada but are greatly hindered by the current mishap. While rummaging around for some immigration sites, I found a newspost that the Government of Canada will help out Typhoon Ondoy (Intl name Ketsana) victims thru special prioritization with their immigration needs to Canada.

In lieu of the Super typhoon's disastrous wake in the Philippines- most especially Luzon and Metropolitan Manila, the Canadian government is quickly setting up measures for Canadians and permanent residents to be reunited with their loved ones here in the Philippines by extending a welcome to those who wish to come to Canada.

Now Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) visa office in the country will respond on a priority basis for disaster victims. This will apply to new and existing applications from Canadian citizens, Permanent residents and Protected persons who have close family members in the Philippines. Applicants must identify themselves as being directly and significantly affected by the disaster and notify CIC. Applicants for Temporary residence who are also affected by the disaster (provided they can identify themselves) will also be given priority processing.

On the other hand, I visited a couple of immigration consultant websites for a couple of days now in order to acquaint myself with migration to Canada concerns and I found this website- Better Life Immigration Consultants Inc. really very helpful.

They offer up to date infos, user friendly website features and quick assistance for everyone's queries and concerns.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Scribe: Read Cebu's news updates!

Here's another recommended read to get the latest news updates from Cebu and the rest of the Visayas- as seen from the eyes of the Freeman newspaper's
Jasmin Uy.

Get to know what's happening in the metro and the latest infos from just about everything: politics, government, entertainment, media, music, entertainment and the latest buzz in the scene.