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The Ego
Listening to music is by far one of my most favourite activities. However due to certain associations, some songs have either become a new favourite or something I tend to avoid. The avoiding part is a pity as some of the songs I now avoid are actually some of the best songs I've ever heard.
Here's a list of some songs that come to mind, and what I think of them:

- Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
Easily my most favourite song... I can never ever ever avoid this song no matter what happens in my life as THIS is the mother of all romantic-cum-depressing songs!

- How To Save A Life by The Fray
Another favourite, thing song reminds me of the friends I've really cared about so much yet have lost touch with them, or am not purposely friendly with anymore. It makes me be thankful for the friends I do have, and the ones who really love me.

- Walking Away by Craig David
I haven't listened to this song in over two years, even though this is (in my opinion) one of Craig David's best songs. I guess I've a negative connotation associated with it. The lyrics are so identifiable and you think, wow it could be me singing this song! I shall listen to it again, but not any time soon. Just bugs the hell out of me at the moment!!!

- Rehab by Rihanna
One of my fav Rihanna songs, it makes me think of the broken situation in which many of us (whether girls or guys) are left in when you're no longer with your significant other. Identify with this line a LOT: And I'll never give myself to another the way I gave it to you"...

- You and Me by Lifehouse
One of the best romantic songs I've heard, I can't get enough of it. Also one of my individualized ringtones. Lifehouse in general is brilliant.

- Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Used to be a favourite, but I haven't heard it in over 2 years; a deliberate omission. Every time this song comes on the radio, I switch stations, not wanting to think about the time when I was the stupidest person on the planet to trust Kazz. I now, very honestly, say that I wasted my time, I wasted my emotions and I sure as hell wasted my tears on someone who had no intention on reciprocating and literally cheated me of being happier sooner. I bear no ill-will towards him, I'm just annoyed with myself for wasting precious moments on someone who didn't deserve it from me.

- (Looking at you) Through The Glass by Stone Sour
*More or less the same explanation as Chasing Cars*

- I'll Be There For You by the Rembrandts/All ABBA songs
Jo...this song always always always ALWAYS makes me think of you. When it rains or pours, you rush to my side without fail. I can only hope that I show you the same amount of love that you show me. Also ... every ABBA song makes me think of you ... !!! Voulez-vous...AHA!

- She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
Easily the best song by Maroon 5 I've heard yet, I haven't listened (again deliberately) to this song for exactly a year now. I love this song so much ... I hope to listen to it again soon (I don't think I even loaded it on my iPod because I didn't want to take the risk of hearing even the first few notes).

Some of you might think I'm being stupid; associating songs with people or events, but it happens to all of us, in my opinion. There are some songs that you'll always associate with a particular thing or person, never mind if that person doesn't really figure in your life anymore, or the pain or happiness they made you feel don't exist anymore. Possibly when the negative feelings itself disappear, I will be able to hear the songs again without much feeling...but till then...

...I shall wait.
The Ego
I enjoy reading. You think I would, considering I have 700+ books at home. And not much place to keep them!

Anyway, while I enjoy a wide genre of books, every now and then I return to the fairytale trash sort of books. You know, the ones where there are loads of problems for the guy and the girl but they overcome all of them and come together in the end. All that sort of fairytale thing.

It starts when we're children. We're taught that no matter how many evil stepmothers there are (a TERRIBLE stereotype I might add; step-mothers are unnecessarily getting a bad name), Snow While will get her Prince Charming. We learn that even if there's a boorish Gaston, Belle will find the man behind the Beast. We think that even if the step-sisters and step-mother gang up on you, the glass slipper will find its way onto Cinderella's foot. We apply all of this to ourselves...

Then we make the mistake of reading trash romance. Where again, no matter how the protagonists hate each other, they will fall in love and escape the scheming clutches of the other woman or the evil man or goodness knows what else.

And then we don't know whom to blame when our own fairytale comes crashing down around us.
The Ego
I was in another room when my Mom got a call from my Dad who was just outside the house. Yes I know he could've come back in, but we had had the floors wiped as we do every week, so it was easier to call. Ah technology.

ANYWAY, I then heard my Mom go, "WHAT?" Then, "No, what's wrong with you? Those are her DVDs... her FRIENDS box set and Twilight DVD! Bring them back!!!"

At this point, the conversation didn't sound too hopeful so I ran to where she was and asked what on earth was going on.

It seems that the men who come to help clean the house thought the big bag holding my FRIENDS box set (original, yes) and the Twilight DVD was meant to be TRASHED *GASP* and had taken the bag outside (without even ASKING anyone) and kept it near the trash bin which gets emptied everyday by the garbage collectors. My father, very luckily, decided to see what was in that bag and called wondering why I wanted to throw away my original DVDs. I did not want to do any such thing.

Crisis averted.

Oh my goodness...to think my precious box set and Twilight DVD would've been in the garbage!!! *shudder*
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