There’s this new show that I’m watching and it’s called Chasing Life from ABC Family and it just premiered last month.
Throughout the winter and spring seasons, they’ve been promoting this non stop. It’s about a 24 year old woman with so much potential in life and finds out she has leukemia.
I initially wanted to watch it because of Scott Michael Foster who played Cappie in Greek a few years ago (I was obsessed with it and watched all the seasons thrice at one point). Anyway, Chasing Life just ended their 4th episode tonight and I cannot stop bawling my eyes out after this part at the end where April (the lead character) is undergoing her first biopsy alone and then her sister suddenly enters the room and holds her hand. Boom. Done.
This scene right here was just too much. When her sister showed up, right before she sat down, I just started crying. I could relate. I was in the same situation in 2010 when my brother suddenly had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Crying, like I was all of a sudden back at the hospital, sitting by his bedside and holding his lifeless hand so tight. We had no family history, he was the first. I had at one point, poured my heart out in a couple of blog posts from that year. It really hurts. When I lost my brother, I nearly lost my mind.
My brother, he was an awesome man. He also made stupid decisions and can be a jerk at times but he was caring, loving, and thoughtful. He dabbled with too many things that he couldn’t finish before he found his love for teaching.
His life was starting to turn around and we could tell he was making the most out of every experience but all that had to stop when we found out about the cancer and it was already terminal. When we were given the news, there was only one choice: Waiting.
On May 23, 2010, my brother quietly passed away at 12:00pm in his hospital bed and nothing was ever the same. It’s been four years but the pain of losing him is still the same.
I look forward to the adventures of this young character in the next episodes and how I can relate to it. I’m happy that somebody made Chasing Life.
Maybe Scott Michael Foster was only the very hot, good looking tip of the iceberg and this new series was meant to show me more. I’m excited for what’s going to happen next week when the family finally finds out. Maybe it all connects. Maybe I should thank the makers of Greek for casting the right Cappie or maybe I should thank his parents for making him. Lol.
Today in Music Week: Jack Johnson | In Between Dreams.
The weather in New York isn’t as sunny as last week. It’s been raining and what better way to celebrate the cuddle bed weather than to listen to this album.
Hearing it on vinyl with a good cup of hot tea accentuates Jack Johnson’s voice like it’s tickling your soul and expanding your heart. Especially the track called Belle. The shortest and sweetest song in the album. I’m in love with the dreamy feel of it all.
This one’s for the books.
MUSIC WEEK DAY 2
Lana Del Rey. Need I say more? Damn girl. I can’t handle you.
I’m excited about this because, I mean, I have no words. Lana Del Rey. I put her in that pedestal because that’s how much I admire her music. A lot of people don’t really appreciate how she markets herself but at the end of the day, it’s the music that counts. I’ve loved her music ever since she came out with her first album, plus points that she’s absolutely gorgeous. Ultraviolence drops in a few weeks and I’m getting it on vinyl. It looks very promising. It has the dark Lana vibe that I’ve always loved about her.
The single, Ultraviolence from her Ultraviolence album is my favorite.She dropped her new single Brooklyn Baby today and it’s to die for. Regardless, Ultraviolence is still my favorite song so far.
Like any woman’s mind, mine is fickle. I’ve had this blog for 7 years now and I can’t keep up with it. I have no theme and trust me, I tried. The last few posts that I had from January are links from my Instagram and it makes no sense anymore. So now, I’m trying this new thing where I create weekly themes. I’m not even going to try to promote it because, like I said, I can’t keep up with it. I’m not as religious when it comes to blogging as compared to others who get paid for it. This is something personal that I can escape to sometimes.
So, I’m going to start this off with this week’s theme, which is MUSIC
MUSIC WEEK DAY 1
I’ve been listening to current music lately. And this girl is one of them. I love her music. It’s mysterious, raw, and yet so open & vulnerable.
I would love to see her live when she comes back to New York one day. She was here three days ago but I was working so I couldn’t go. Her album drops in a few days and I’m excited about it. She has a few music videos out but this song is one of my favorites next to “Warm Water”. This girl is seriously cool. Everyone shoud listen to her.
This blog is almost 7 years old and it has no theme. Just a bunch of randoms and I’m going to change it.
I’m deleting all my 2014 posts and starting over.