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A Bad Chandelier in Ashen Rain Chrysalis Child - Music of December 2018

Another month gone, another year gone too and it's hard to believe. The years sometimes fly by quickly when a lot of things happen, and it seems that every other year for me since 2012, there's always a big change for me, or a challenge. 2014 was starting my first program, 2016 was where I faced a lot of challenges in my program, and 2018 was when I graduated and started my career path.

As usual, there are songs each month and here are the ones for December.

5. Sia - Chandelier

I think this song has always had a party vibe to it when I hear it. It's something that I can't explain, it just is. I started hearing it on the radio at work and got that sudden New Year's Eve vibe before Christmas had even arrived. This is probably the strongest I've heard of Sia in terms of  her voice, she really gives it everything she's got.

As for Maddie, I have no idea what kind of dancer she is, but I clearly can't do what she's doing in this video! It's like she&#…

Sting Like a Bee

Well, here I am, post-movie vibes and ready to write. I've been waiting for this since it was announced because I was anxious to see Transformers again on the big screen.

From the beginning, I did enjoy the Bay films, but overtime I grew tired of all the flashy action, overuse of the military and explosions, and longed for something with more of a story to it. I wanted to see actual robot characters instead of nameless Decepticons. I believe I got most of what I wanted after seeing Bumblebee.

Of course, I found the movie to be really enjoyable; If you grew up in the 80's, or have converted to that era of the franchise no matter when you were born like me, this movie will definitely please you.

The plot started off really strong with the war waging on Cybertron and as soon as I saw Bee, Optimus, and what looked like Ratchet fighting, I knew I was going to get what I wanted out of this movie. Then, we see Soundwave and Bee is sent to Earth to establish a base. He undergoes some …

One Ugly Mother

After having a nightmare on Tuesday night, I'm happy to have a better dream last night. This one was quite chaotic and weird, yet exciting, which is just what I need right now.

It started with my brother and I trying to make it to a dinner at someone's house. To me, I thought that it was my cousin's, considering the fact that dinner at his place with his wife was not too long ago. This was one part of the dream where I felt my body was so stiff and I couldn't move as we got off this streetcar at the edge of a forest towards a beach.

I was met with dark sky with lightning flashing and a thick waterspout out on the lake. The wind was really strong and I could barely move my body as I had no choice but to prepare for the chaos that would soon follow.

But the real highlight of this dream:

It started off in this arena, I was with a bunch of marines and a scientist who were preparing an unconscious Yautja for extraction, so it could be taken back to the lab for testing. I ha…

Lucky Jingle And Singing Twinkle

Today's been a fantastic day, or maybe I should say slime-tastic because of all the Slime Rancher stuff that happened today!

First, the main event. Three months ago, I splurged the night Monomi Park announced a Collector's Edition. Due to the postal strike, I was worried it wouldn't arrive until the new year, but thankfully the strike ended late last month and the package was expected to arrive on Christmas Eve, but it came early today instead! 😍

Such adorable packaging! I love the detailed and colourful artwork, and it shows on the back that mine is number 97 out of the 4000 available. So, I will definitely be keeping the box for its design and to store the items in case a day comes where I plan on moving so packing it will be easy.

Ah, and here is the Lucky Slime coin bank! My favourite piece of the set. It is super cute and comes with a pillow to display. The slot is wide enough for dollar bills and receipts and an opening at the bottom to retrieve the goods inside, wh…

Honey Honey

I've been having so many vivid dreams that I forget to write about the past few weeks. There was even one recently that inspired me to write an original story on Wattpad, so if that becomes official, it'll be fun to do.

This one brings back the nostalgia and a subtle sign that I've been playing too much Spyro.

Using the original layout of this particular speedway since I'm playing the games in chronological order and haven't got to this one yet in the reignited trilogy.

If I ever get around to trying to beat the speedways in these games, this one might end up being the one I like the most. Whenever my brother felt like doing the speedways, I was always watching hoping he would go to Honey Speedway because I liked its unique music. After watching a walkthrough, they didn't change the music that much, but the sounds you originally heard when you flew through the beehives were replaced with something quieter.

In this dream I was flying around through a place very …

Creature Horror

It's Saturday, and I wanted to write this last night but the Internet was down, so here I am now.

I have some exciting news to share!

Firstly, it's official, I'm going to build a new desktop PC. I've been browsing PC Part Picker for the pieces I want and put together a list. My brother has helped me modify it from time to time. In general I want it to be powerful, affordable, and silent. Now that my Christmas shopping is done, I can start saving for it!

Am I going to build it myself, no I'm not tech-savvy enough so I'm just going to get Canada Computers to do it for me. I'll buy any parts I can't get there, bring it to them, buy the rest of the parts that I can get there, get them to build it, badda bing badda boom, new PC and I'll be able to run just about anything on it. Hopefully that includes the fourth Dragon Age when it comes out in 2021.

I've decided to call it Teletraan-1 in homage to Transformers named after the sentient computer in the…

Breathing Down Any Decepticon Overlook - Music of November 2018

I really should write a reminder on my phone at the end of every month to make sure I do this on the right day because I like precision!

Anyway, it's another month gone and yesterday was a really busy day at work so, yeah once again writing this today instead.

I can start opening my L'Occitane advent calendar now and I almost bought the NYX one too but then I remembered that I am committed to project Primus which requires a lot of financial sacrifices in order to afford the parts I need to build it. I will share more detail with that in another post.

The problem I have that I think causes me to forget about my monthly music posts is often when I commute places by transit, I'm always listening to my music, but then when there's those months where I'm not travelling much or am a different way, it's the opposite. Without a list of songs in mind, I tend to neglect and force myself to look back at the last minute! So, here we go:

5. Ariana Grande - Breathin

Two month…

In My Prime Of Need

I wonder if this dream is supposed to be related to the Bumblebee film due to be out for the holidays. The only difference is this dream is about Optimus instead, but it goes in a similar direction in terms of story that we've seen so far via the trailers with Bee.

I really wish I could have more Transformers dreams and yes, I've probably said this in every post when these dreams do happen.

This dream began after another one ended, and in this dream, I was starting a new job at the Peterbuilt truck company (mind you, that's not my job in real life. I love my real job way more than the ones I have in these dreams, so these dreams you could say, I am under a different identity) and my boss told me to pick out whatever truck I wanted to drive whenever I was on duty. I walked around the lot for a while and all of the trucks looked the same to me until I saw one large red semi in the very corner of the lot that looked like it hadn't been used in years. There was something a…

I Can Do Anything

Okay, so this dream is definitely a trip down memory lane. There's always parts of my childhood that I sometimes forget ever existed as an adult, until I have a dream about it.

It started when I was a toddler and it was something my mom passed down to me. She would read to me all these books that always started like this:

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines. Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine. In two straight lines in rain or shine. The smallest one was Madeline."

 Ring a bell? I read those books so many times as a kid once I learned to read, I also saw a few cartoons, had a computer game, and watched the live action movie of 1998. I told my mom about this dream and was shocked that she still remembers Madeline. I will admit in the books and the movie, she [Madeline] gets into a lot of mishaps such as catching appendi…

Ranching For Living

I nearly forgot to make this post a month ago due to work commitments so here it is now! I am hoping this'll bring you Slime Rancher fans lurking about.

I told you that I was going to order the Collector's Edition because hey why not? I also decided to get the guidebook as well and it arrived last month.

This is just the cover, it falls to you to see what's inside, but I have to say that I love referring to it now when I play the game. The cutest thing about it are the little doodles added to each page! There are plenty of things in here that I already know like the favourite food of each slime and I learned some new things like the importance of shooting leftover food into an Incinerator if you have fire slimes making a home there.

Of course, it doesn't teach you everything. I'm still trying to learn how to breed enough chickens and figure out the intervals the auto-feeder has. Now, I just need to wait for the rest of the goodies to arrive!

It's fun to read th…

How the Fall 2017 Ontario College Faculty Strike Affected Me

This is the first time I am being completely open about this, and now that it has been a year since the event, I feel more comfortable talking about it on places like the Internet.

One year ago, all the college faculty in my province went on strike after the union and employers failed to reach an agreement at the bargaining table in mid-October. The faculty had more contract workers than full-time, yet the pay was low and both sides didn't talk for weeks, locking me and half a million of other students out of class.

It began shortly around the start of October when I first heard of it. My anxiety got the better me and I started to lose sleep because of it. My parents said that if it happened, there was nothing I could do; but see that's the problem, anyone who suffers from anxiety we hate not having control over things.

As the deadline loomed closer I kept watching the news for updates and praying that the sides would reach an agreement. It was a very bad time for a strike to …

When Strikes Go Down

Hiya, so I was thinking lately why do we get so upset when something disrupts our daily life? It only came into my head this morning when I heard the news that the country-wide Canada Post strike hit the GTA.

Have you ever found yourself a lot more aware of these things after being through one yourself? Last year the Ontario-wide college faculty strike was a difficult time for a lot of us. I would spend a lot of time in my room staring at news updates hoping resolution was in sight and crying as the days of lost classes turned into weeks. At the same time I also struggled to understand why they were doing this? Why was I being used as a pawn until both sides learned to play nicely together? How many of you felt like dropping out? How many of you signed that petition in hopes of getting your money back?

The one thing these experiences teach you is why these things happen. So I asked myself, why is Canada Post on strike now? I did some research and learned it on Global News that is was …

Going for the Gold

I'm sometimes too worn out to write or do any gaming that I just eat dinner and crash but it is worth it. Well, welcome to work life!

Yes, I know, I still preach use what precious time you have left remaining in the 5 hours you are awake for hobbies, and when I get home at the end of the day, I am too tired to indulge in some of the ones that require a lot of focus like writing and gaming, so I just resort to reading or working on my adult colouring books.

It's been almost a year since I learned how to bake cakes, my mom taught me during that period of boredom and anxiety that that awful faculty strike brought. Feeling creative, I baked another one last weekend. Oh, and I was originally was going to keep this a secret like Project Dreamshadow from last year but I've already been kind of dropping hints about it in previous posts so I might as well say what it is.

I want to build a PC for gaming.

My current PC. I love my baby, we've been through a lot together, but there…

Bad Love Tears are Lost and Foresaken - Music of October 2018

Well here we are, happy Halloween! I'm sitting here writing on Optimus my tablet in my costume keeping an eye on any youngsters that pass by. Truth is that we don't get many because my house is kind of in a odd part of the town that most children in the area don't want to walk all the way down to because their parents don't want them going too far off.

So, I've been really busy the past few weeks not only studying but doing my training internship which I love by the way. The experience is great, the people I work with are great and I've adjusted quickly to the workflow.

Despite the fact that I'm happy to be busy with career stuff, I felt like this month went by slowly at first and there were lots of songs that stuck with me. Like I said, when I'm busy, it surprisingly is easier to choose songs every month so here we go.

5. Taylor Swift - I Did Something Bad

First time I heard this one was watching Taylor perform it live on TV at one of those recent award…

Bound Until It Hatches

I got home late at 1am after spending time at Wonderland's annual Halloween Haunt; however it turns out we spent more time on the rides than walking through scary mazes. I should really consider going back to Screemers at the CNE instead but it doesn't have coasters like Wonderland does and I caught a glimpse of Yukon Striker's construction. They've built the first hill with its drop so far and what's funny is every time I'm there, Klockwerks is one of the first rides I get on but instead I rode it last on my way out!

Anyway, after it took a while for me to fall asleep, I had this dream that part of our house; mainly the backyard was destroyed by a tornado. It started when I was called downstairs that a tornado was spotted in the park. I ran down into the basement and curled up in the closet far from the windows; if a tornado actually struck here that would be the exact place I'd hide.

When it was over, I went back upstairs to see the destruction and the dr…

Educated and Spun Starstruck

I wrote back in February how I had this crazy dream that Sabaton was playing at the gym of my elementary school. What a shock, this dream last night was just like that, only better! I've had like what, eight dreams about them since becoming a fan and I've written about all of them that I can remember. Some of those dreams, the band themselves didn't actually appear, but I still count it as a Sabaton dream because it could involve something like me singing one of their songs as I fly through the stratosphere or something!

So, this dream I think is meant to take place months after the events of the previous dream that was in that particular gym. Sabaton announced they were returning to the school to perform and I was thrilled once again showing up in full gear. This time no faculty tried to stop me from getting in when the roadies said I was allowed to attend.

I skipped to the front of the stage and not only were there parents and children there but some people leaning again…

Is Turkey All You Can See?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone; well, just for me and those who are also in Canada too!

I haven't blogged in a whole week, but for some reason it feels like forever even though I've had quiet periods longer than this before.

I've been really busy the past week as my Jurisprudence exam is a month away. I started studying for it mid-August and have already covered everything that should be on the test. Now, I'm just reviewing and also squeezing review of general pharmacy stuff for the bigger certification exam I have to write which I would like to try in April. This Wednesday I'm starting another internship, but this one's different than the ones I've done earlier this year, those were for school, this so I can get licensed.

I mean, for most professions you take your licensing exams right after you graduate; like say you want be a nurse or paramedic. But, for pharmacists and technicians you have get the process started yourself. Might be ideal to do it soon whil…

117 Battles Of Poisous Autumn Twilight - Music Of September 2018

Finally, a title that makes sense! Isn't it wonderful? I was totally worn out yesterday due to being up late on Saturday at my cousin's wedding reception so here I am now writing this a day late.

This month feels totally random as I picked what I heard most rather than anything related to what was going on in my life. The songs of this month are also listed in random order and what is number one doesn't really necessarily reflect what I was listening to the most this time.

I was hoping that September would be the month where things would turn around and at the very last minute, they did. Now I'm glad I'll be busy again because, to be honest, I've been sitting at home too much the past three months!

5. Neil Davidge - 117

Starting with this epic track from Halo 4's ODST. I don't believe I've done any Halo music yet and it's been forever since I've written about the franchise due to my withdrawal from it. That's only because, as you know, I …