NEW MUSIC: You+Me – Break The Cycle

Alecia Moore and Dallas Green… Have you heard about them before? Well… People usually know Alecia Moore as P!NK and Dallas Green as City and Colour. Ring a bell? :)

I, personally, love both of their music as individual. Well, everybody knows P!NK, but I guess not everyone knows City and Colour? You should check him out. Find him in Youtube or Soundcloud or iTunes. His music is something between folk acoustic and mellow tune, mostly. If you’re into folk, you’ll love his music.

Anyway… These two somehow formed a group called You+Me. Their debut album, “rose ave” will be out on October 14th. Mark the date! You can find it in iTunes but only 3 songs available for now, same thing in their youtube. Oh, and here’s a video of them talking how they decided to sing together as You+Me, and how they worked together for this album.

They also mentioned that one song is a bit upbeat, but I think mostly is folk (based on the already-released songs), such as You and Me, Capsized, and my fav–Break The Cycle.

Why Break The Cycle? I love the lyrics. Something about it connects with my stories. So yeah it’s kinda personal for me. :)

Well, enjoy!

Break The Cycle

Circles and cycles and seasons
For everything there’s always reason
But it’s never good
Never turns out as it should

No one ever held you
No single moment of truth
But if you were mine
I would’ve looked into those eyes
And said,

[Chorus - Dallas Green:]
Tell me the words you long to hear
And I’ll sing them loud and clear
Let me heal the wounds you’ve held on to for all these years
Break the cycle
Break the chains
‘Cause love is louder than all your pain
Than all your pain

Is it all truly broken?
Irreparable mistakes?
Let’s take our time
Don’t we have to try?

Too many missing pieces
That’s always been your reason
To justify
How you feel inside
I wish you’d say,

[Chorus - Dallas Green:]
Tell me the words you long to hear
And I’ll sing them loud and clear
Let me heal the wounds you’ve held on to for all these years
Break the cycle
Break the chains
Love is louder than all your pain
Break the cycle
Break the chains
Love is louder than all your pain
Than all your pain

Erwin.

*featured picture taken from You+Me official website.

MUSIC: Will Heard & Cara Delevingne – ‘Sonnentanz’ (Sun Don’t Shine) Acoustic session

Stumbled upon this a few minutes ago. This is good stuff. A good acoustic version of the original song by Klangkarussell (ft. Will Heard).

Oh, and I have no idea that Cara has this kind of voice. Me likey. Awesome. o_O

Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)

I’ve walked through the valleys of the wilderness in time,
Only to find out that you have love in places I can’t describe,
I need you, it’s the sunrise

I just wanted to let you know,
I love you, don’t ever let go,
‘Cause the sun don’t shine
When you’re not around mine,
Singing I can never be without you,
Without you

[Chorus:]
Singing the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine,
Yeah, the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine
Without you, without you
Through all the space and time,
Your love is mine,
But the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine
Without you, without you

When I saw you rise the other day,
I felt my worries just seemed to melt away,
Into you, yeah, into you

I just wanted to let you know,
I love you, don’t ever let go,
‘Cause the sun don’t shine
When you’re not around mine,
Singing I can never be without you,
Without you

[Chorus:]
Singing the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine,
Yeah, the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine
Without you, without you
Through all the space and time,
Your love is mine,
But the sun don’t shine,
The sun don’t shine
Without you, without you

I just wanted to let you know,
I love you, don’t ever let go,
‘Cause the sun don’t shine
When you’re not around mine,
Singing I can never be without you,

Enjoy!

Erwin.

Welcoming Fall Season!

As people in the US or Canada usually call it, the Fall (or Autumn for other region) season is finally here. It starts around mid August or early September. The season that marks as the transition from summer to winter. It is said that the temperature will gradually changing into a cooler one. (It won’t hurt to check Wikipedia from time to time. :P )

But hey.. I’m an Indonesian and still live in my lovely country. So technically, I’m no expert of Fall/Autumn season, since we only have Hot and Rainy seasons. Yet, I do know one thing about Fall season…

THE TV SERIES ARE BACK!!

Yes. Oh YES. I’m officially welcoming back my personal medicines! The waiting is over, my friend. Time to embark on the new journey through these dramatic, hilarious, adventurous, and touching scenes. Hehe… 8-)

So go check out your favorite TV series, or maybe check out some new ones. I always go to http://www.tv.com as my source. Well, as you can figure it out already, it gives you detailed information on each series. Synopsis, airing date, cast and crew, trivia facts, you name it.

Let me share my list with you! Here goes…

1. The Big Bang Theory (now airing on seas 8)

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I used to hate it ’cause I thought it’s just something unimportant comedy show with a not so funny jokes. GOSH, WHAT WAS I THINKING?? I was wrong. Totally. This was an example of me judging the book from it’s cover. Hahaha… My friend showed it to me one day, and I was instantly hooked! It’s about 4 geeky guys (or nerds if you want to use that word, I prefer not.) having to live close by with a hot girl that was presumably out of their league. Overall, it’s really funny. The jokes are on point. The characters are perfect. The writers are definitely geniuses. Love it!

2. Red Band Society (now airing on seas 1)

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A new show premiering last week. It’s about a group of children living in a hospital because of their diseases. They’re all from different kind of schools with different personalities and background. All together are taken care of by one doctor and one nurse. Other than the nurse who’s played by Octavia Spencer, I don’t really know the others. It’s quite different than any other high school drama series and the pilot episode was so touching. I think it’s gonna be my new favorite. :D

3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (now airing on seas 2)

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Boys will be boys. I admit it. Hahaha… I love Marvel super heroes kind of thing and gadgets. Well, this series give me those! Originally taken from those Marvel movies that we have seen in the cinema, the main story evolves around Agent Coulson (remember the dead agent who was close with Director Fury in The Avengers? It’s him.). Yes. He was brought again to life by some technology. The movie itself doesn’t really showcase superhero’s power thingy, but more of the existences of S.H.I.E.L.D. agency. Still really interesting for me, though.

4. Scorpion (now airing on seas 1)

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If you love movies about a team working together to fight the crime, steal something, or helping others, you might like this one also. You know the usual team who always have an expert on each field, something like the brain, the muscle, the driver, the sexy girl, etc? This Scorpion has four geniuses guys on IT level, and one normal person to do the talk with outside world. They were geniuses that not everyone can connect with, so they have this one person to “help” them. If you like Leverage, Breaking In, and Italian Job, this one might fit you.

5. Madam Secretary (now airing on seas 1)

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This is a series about a woman, who was CIA analyst, asked to be the new Secretary of State. The story evolves around her dealing with office politics, global issues, personal life, diplomatic strategic, etc. If you’re into politics or government stuff, this is a good one for you. I like how Tea Leoni plays the main character, Elizabeth. One of the reviewers put the title: Bitches get stuff done! 8-) The pilot episode was not bad, so I’m hoping the stories will stir up and become more interesting in the future episodes.

6. Modern Family (now airing on seas 6)

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Another example of me judging a book by it’s cover. Used to not wanting to watch it, now I love it. XD Yeah, we all have done some stuff we’re not really proud of huh? Hehehe… Another comedy TV series! Another laughter medicine for me after BBT. It’s about a big family who’s divided into 3 group of small family which covers most of the modern typical of family nowadays. Mix culture, gays, big-difference-in-age couple, and parents with teenagers. A good one to ease your stressful day.

7. Parenthood (about to air on seas 6)

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Just like Modern Family but on the drama side of it. It’s a big family who’s divided into 4 group of small family, the grandparents and their 4 children with their own family. I like this one so much! I’m the only child in the family and watching this series kind of bring me through that big family moments with your siblings that I didn’t get the chance to live with, you know? And they have a great storyline with lots of common problems that a family might get into. It’s a little bit like a lesson on how to be a parent and act to you parent, somehow. Oh, and it’s the farewell season! :(

8. NCIS: Los Angeles (about to air on seas 6)

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I found it among my friends that it’s uncommon to like this version of NCIS. It has a lot of variety from the original one to many other cities. Yet, I only like the Los Angeles version. I don’t know. I guess I’m just not the typical person? Haha. Anyway, I love these kind of series. A team fighting a crime. The characters were so unique and not typical, compares to any other members in NCIS family. Ah, whatever. I love this one. :p

9. Hawaii Five-O (about to air on seas 5)

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Same reason as the above. But so much better, it takes place in Hawaii! Man, I love beach. Combine that with this awesome team, I’m just super satisfied. Another reason is because it’s the modern version of the old show. I saw some of the old ones and I like it, so I figured I’m gonna like the new ones.

10. The 100 (now airing seas 2)

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This is new for me. Even though they already reach the second season, I just found out about it few days ago. Actually I saw the novel but I didn’t know that they’ve made it into TV series. So I was intrigued to see what it is about. More or less the same like Madame Secretary, from the quality point of few. Not a bad pilot episode and it’s actually getting better on each episode. Oh, it’s about people who live in the space because earth was bombed by meteorite and got fully stocked with radiation. Until one day, they want to test if it’s safe already to come back, so they send 100 people, who they saw as criminals and dispensable ones , to check.

**

That’s all! For now. Hahaha… I might find more along the way, but as for now, these 10 are my top list TV series in the Fall season.

Let me know about yours! :)

Happy watching! Goodbye outside world. :D

TV Series

Erwin.

A Text Message

He sat there alone on a comfy wooden chair at this small old restaurant inside his apartment’s lobby. The smell of a hot coffee in front of him struck his nose.

He smelled it graciously for a second. There was always this calm sensation in his mind when he smelled coffee.

“Hmmm… This is good stuff.” He sipped it twice and took out the book from his bag next to him. It was a novel that he has been reading for a few days. Just a few chapters left.

Immediately after he started reading, his was busy picturing all the details in the story.

When suddenly…

Bzzzt. Bzzzt.

He looked up. The phone’s screen lighted up.

A message.

He wondered who could it was. He thought to take a look at it but eventually he ignored it and got back to the book.

Bzzzt. Bzzzt.

Another message.

He put away the book and reached for the phone. He picked it up both together with the coffee on his hands.

He took another sip and slid his thumb on the phone screen in the same time.

There were two new messages and both were from the same person, Anita.

It’s her. He thought to himself and put out a little smile.

Hey! … Where are you? Anita wrote.

The usual. I was so sleepy… What’s up? He wrote back.

Sent.

He waited for a while, hoping for a quick reply from her.

But it didn’t come. The phone was still with no buzzing went through at all. So, he slowly put the phone back on the table.

He wanted to wait but he decided to go back on the book.

He opened the last page that he was on and started to drift away immediately.

He was about to order another cup of coffee when a song came from the phone. He knew who that was. He only use that particular song for one person only.

A call from Anita.

He threw the book to the table and hit his glass. Fortunately, he finished the coffee already.

It was unusual for her to call him like this. She usually texted him first when she wanted to call. In so many other occasions, they usually just talked using the text messenger.

“Hello…” he answered.

“Hey… Erick,” she answered back. “Still in that old restaurant?”

“Yeah of course.”

“You’re alone there? What are you up to?”

He took his time to answer back.

“Just me and my book, and some strangers on other tables. As usual.” He replied.

“Right… Strangers,” she laughed a little. “You meant other customers.” “Well, what are you reading this time?”

“Oh, it’s a novel. The Blueberry Muffin,” he took the book and look at the cover. “It’s one of those in the best sellers section.”

“Wait, is it a cook book?” Anita mocked him. “I didn’t know that you like to cook!”

“OK. First of all, you’ll be surprised on what I’m capable of. And second of all, it’s a NOVEL. N-O-V-E-L, Anita.”

“Hahaha… I know. I was joking.” She laughed.

He always loved to hear her laugh. It’s annoyingly adorable.

After a few small talks, Anita was silent for a moment.

She then asked him. “Hey… Do you mind if I come over?”

She couldn’t tell, but the happiness that he felt earlier for making her laugh, has just gotten bigger. “Of course not! Come. I’ll wait for you.

“Ok. See you?”

“See you.” He hung up the phone. Called the waiter over to order another glass of coffee, and leaned back to the chair.

He grabbed the book and started to read it again.

 **

Page by page passed by while he’s waiting for her.

He started to feel uneasy. It has been an hour since that phone call and there was still no sign of her at all.

He was about to finish the last chapter of the book when his phone was suddenly buzzing.

“Must be her. Probably saying sorry ‘cause she’s late.” he said to himself while he picked up the phone. Trying to smile to ease the feeling.

He saw the screen. It was indeed from Anita.

Erick… Sorry. I couldn’t make it there. He called! 

Another text message just came to his phone.

Guess what? He wanted me to meet his family. So nervous! Wish me luck! : )

He locked his phone and leaned back. His smile was still there but with an entirely different reason.

He glanced over to the book at the table. It’s still open on the last page that he was on. The very last page of the book, and he was one paragraph away before finishing the whole book. Something inside him told him to finish the book anyway.

He put out a big sigh and reached for the book.

He lost count on how many times he has fallen. That was the problem. Sometimes we’re so happy that we tend to forget stuff. We were so happily blinded by what’s happening in front of us, we forgot to remember that there was no place for us to land when we fell. Thus, we kept falling until the time reminded us again that it’s the wrong hole.

He flipped over the last page and closed the book.

He sat still for a while. His mind wondered around those last words he read.

He took his phone. He opened the text messenger, and wrote two simple words.

Good luck. : )

**

Erwin.

*Incase you’re interested, kindly check the others in Stories Unfold or simply click here. :)

Decisions.. Decisions..

One of my habit is that I tend to think a lot while I’m driving. Not that I’m not focus on the road, of course!

And tonight was the same. I was driving and suddenly my mind started to look back to the past years. Those decisions that I made for myself and how all of them brought me here today. And then I came to think about one thing… Where would I be if I chose something else that day? What is it like right now if I chose the other option? What is it like right now if I chose to be with that someone?

I think all of those questions above are just going to be there in my mind all the time. And actually it’s kind of fun projecting how my life would turn out to be these days, supposing I chose differently.

But hey, I don’t regret my decisions at all. I’m grateful for them. All of those decisions made me who I am right now. They brought me to these people that I love and grateful to meet.

I guess I was just… wondering.

I mean, it’s normal right? o_O

Erwin.

*taken from Pinterest.

*taken from Pinterest.

Words from Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawai’i Island..

I was in a bad place yesterday. Had that slight moment of discouragement ’cause of all the things that didn’t happen. Still no luck in finding jobs and some other things. But no.. I’m not giving up. I was just tired of waiting. :|

And so my friend showed me this video. It’s a speech from Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawai’i Island, at the graduation of HPU’s students. It’s really a good one. My spirits were lifted once again because of him. I adore how he sees life and himself.

Few sentences came from him (he quoted these from other people) that really hit me…

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compares to what lies within us..

and…

For there is no turning back!

You are damn right, sir! Thanks for reminding me. ;)

Erwin.

PS: And thank YOU for showing me this video. You did more than enough. :))

NEW MUSIC: Banks – Someone New

This song broke my heart… I guess, this is just another kind of love? :/

Banks – Someone New

[Verse 1:]
I can love you desperately, though your love ain’t guaranteed
Oh, I wish you knew the deal, gotta learn from far away
And I simply needed space, space for me to be
And I think you need it too
Though I know you call me selfish for assuming
I did this for you too, you still got me around your finger
Even though I’m far away
Please believe me when I say

[Chorus:]
Everything I do, I’m gonna think of you
Don’t know what else to do
You got me, you got me, baby
Everything I make, I only make for you
Baby, be patient for me
And please don’t fall in love with someone new
I promise one day I’ll come back for you

[Verse 2:]
Oh, you say you hate me now, and you burn me with your words
Calling me a fool, saying that I’ve effed up everything
And you’ll never forgive me, though I’m doing this for you
Baby, can’t you see if there is such a thing
Of loving someone so much that you need
To give them time to let them breathe
But you don’t understand, I wish you understood
Oh, I hope one day you do

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
Believe in you, believe in me, we’re meant to be together
I told you, weren’t lyin’, I know you aren’t relying
And now I am supplying you the time and space
To let you grow into the person that I know, that I know you can be
And I can be one too
And I’ll come back to you
And I am ready for you, baby, I am ready for you now
I’m not ready for you now, please don’t hate me

[Chorus]

[Outro:]
I promise one day I’ll come back to you
I promise one day I’ll come back to you
I promise baby, one day I’ll come back to you
I promise baby, one day I’ll come back to you

Erwin.