Friday, March 25, 2011

You're All I Need to Get By

Two nights ago, Jacob Lusk of American Idol season 10 (yes, I watch American Idol religiously since 2002) sang "You're All I Need to Get By".

I love that song and Jacob sang it perfectly. I do love the rendition that was sang by Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard more though. They sang it for American Idol finale in the year 2007.

The words of this song is sweet and uplifting. You see, I'm a sucker for things like that. So here you go, the video and lyrics.

You're All I Need to Get By
(Originally by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell of Motown Records)

You're all I need to get by.
Like the sweet morning dew, I took one look at you,
And it was plain to see,
you were my destiny. With my arms open wide,
I threw away my pride
I'll sacrifice for you
Dedicate my life to you
I will go where you lead
Always there in time of need
And when I lose my will
You'll be there to push me up the hill
There's no, no looking back for us
We got love sure 'nough, that's enough
You're all, You're All I need to get by.

You're all I need to get by.
Like an eagle protects his nest, for you I'll do my best,
Stand by you like a tree, dare anybody to try and move me
Darling in you I found
Strength where I was torn down
Don't know what's in store but together we can open any door
Just to do what's good for you and inspire you a little higher
I know you can make a man out of a soul that didn't have a goal
Cause we, we got the right foundation and with love and determination

You're all, you're all I want to strive for and do a little more
You're all, all the joys under the sun wrapped up into one
You're all, You're all I need to get by.

Have a great weekend, people!



Wednesday, March 23, 2011


For God knows how long, I've been wanting to see Cirque du Soleil live. Seeing it live is in my bucket list for sure. Now I can cross that off my list because yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, I got to see OVO by Cirque du Soleil!

It was one of the most mind blowing and beautiful things I have ever seen! Everything about it was fabulous. The costume, the set, the music, the lighting, and most importantly the acts and choreography. It was my most well spent $90. I still get goosebumps just thinking about it.
doc: arts america
They have the most beautiful insects that can do crazy stuff with their bodies. OVO has everything; jugglers, trapeze troops, clowns, contortionists, tight rope walker, even aerial rope dancers.
Here is the story line and what the media says about the show (

OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.

" Death-defying Butterflies, foot-juggling Ants, contortionist Spiders, high-bounding Crickets... "

San Francisco Chronicle
“THRILLING...such stupendous feats of physical grace and athleticism that they’ll LEAVE YOU GASPING.”

New York Post
I can't believe that I have actually seen Cirque du Soleil live! It feels like a dream, because OVO was absolutely dreamy with its vibrant colors, joy and energy.
If Cirque du Soleil ever comes to your city, please give yourself some love and go see it. The ticket was a bit hard to get (not to mention pricy) because the show is (almost) always sold out, but seriously, it is worth the money and energy!

We were not allowed to take pictures or video tape anything inside the tent and most importantly when the show was on for the whole 2,5 hours (with a 30 minutes break). So I took the liberty to gather some beautiful pictures from all over the web to give you a glimpse of how fantastic and genius the show was.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Call Me Corny, but I Love Dolly

Island in The Stream

(Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton)

Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside, there was somethin' going on

You do something to me that I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got somethin' goin' on

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

I can't live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothin' if you got no one
And you did walk in tonight
Slowly loosen' sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never
We start and end as one, in love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

Sail away
Oh, come sail away with me

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

Have a great Thursday (and Friday), people!



Friday, March 11, 2011


Husband and I went to Austin last Monday until yesterday. He had a conference and I tagged along just because I can. Ha!

I liked the city. It was so quirky and the food scene was great. I just wish we had more time, because I had so many things on my list that did not come true. So I will surely be going back there again! For now, here are some pictures I took.

Mansions on top of a hill. Austin is hilly and it's beautiful.

My husband took this picture. It's a hanging statue from a restaurant called OASIS in Lake Travis

The view from OASIS patio.

OASIS - Lake Travis

Gourdough's has the best and most unique donuts I've ever tasted. - South Lamar St

Mouth-watering menu at Gourdough's

Mother Clucker - Donut with fried chicken and honey butter. Super delicious!

Craney - Underneath those caramelized apple, peanuts, caramel sauce and cream, there is a donut. Yumm!

Pork Belly Slider from Odd Duck Farm to Trailer - This is sooooo good!

In front of Uchi, a Japanese restaurant. A really good Japanese restaurant.

My husband randomly bought a ukulele and can't stop playing since.

Austin, I'm definitely coming back!



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ga-Ga over Gere!

Around two years ago I watched An Officer and A Gentleman for the 1st time. I instantly fell in love with Richard Gere in that 1982 movie. 

Gere played a badass young man that had to finish his Navy Flight School so he could be an aviator. He fell for a girl who lived near the school, played by Debra Winger. It has drama and romance in it. The movie is an awesome flick to watch with your girlfriends on a pajama party or just a simple girls' night in. Do not, again, DO NOT watch it with your husband or boyfriend. You'll be throwing all the fun away.

What made Gere super irresistible in the movie were his good looks and his uniform. Yes, his uniform. It takes your mind to places you've never been to. Haha. Anyways, here are clips from the movie and a song conveniently titled "French Navy" from Camera Obscura. My girlfriend, Ika Putranto showed me the music video after we both went ga-ga over Gere two years ago.



Friday, March 4, 2011

It's a Friday. Don't Worry, Baby!

Everything will turn out alright.

(I wish I could experience the '60s first hand)



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why I Love My Husband (More)

#1 He watches Glee with me and he loves it. He genuinely loves Glee.

#2 He watches American Idol with me and then makes predictions on who'll be in and out. He actually knows the names of the contestants.

#3 He immediately bought me a new battery for my laptop after I almost cried when I accidentally pulled out the power plug and had not saved my work.

#4 He talks in his sleep.