Monday, July 30, 2007

Top Five Reasons Why I Love Juan Luis Guerra

5. He is an amazing song writer. Have you looked up the lyrics for songs like Bachata Rosa?

I picked this version of the song because it has the lyrics in English and I know that not everyone who reads this blog speaks Spanish :)

4.He is proud of his roots and where he came from and loves to share it with the world.

Most of his music videos are shot in D.R.

3. He joined up with Mana (one of my favorite bands) to make one of the best song of 2007.

2. I grew up listening to his music.

1. He speaks on a full variety of topics in El Costo De La Vida, way back in 1992 and they are still valid today.

Hmm I am sure I can come up with more but I am pretty sure that everyone is jamming right about now. You can go here to find out some more about my beloved Juan Luis Guerra.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

May I Recommend: Movie, Music, Book and Website Edition

Here are some of the books, movies, music and a website that I have been enjoying lately.

First up the Movies:

I just saw Quinceañera this weekend and fell in love with it. This is a great movie, I fell in love with Chalo González who plays Tio Thomas.

Go out and rent this movie and you will see why. Also if you are like me and cry at movies keep the tissues handy, you are going to need them for this one.

You know I had to go see this one. Ocean's Thirteen was a fun movie to watch. I am glad that they took it back to Vegas. Al Pacino is a great addition to this already star studded cast. I love him in this movie. Also the other boys in this movie don't let you down.

Next Up Music:

The boys of Maroon 5 are back. I love this album. Nataly gave it to me for my birthday and I have been jamming to it since then. While the first single Makes Me Wonder is good, I have to say that Goodnight Goodnight, Better That We Break, and Back At Your Door are my favorites. Little Of Your Time, Wake Up Call, and Won't Go Home Without You are also great songs.

You know that I had to support my boyfriend. I am also enjoying this album although I will admit that I still have to listen to the whole thing straight through. From what I have heard so far Impacto both the remix and the original version are a great choice to start a party. Also Jefe, En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera and Ella Me Levanto are also good songs.

Let me start by saying that I LOVE Juan Luis Guerra. Ok now that, that is out of the way I love this album. He said in an interview that this is his most romantic album to date, and I would have to agree with him. This whole album is just amazing. I can listen to this album from start to finish and then repeat it. I love La Llave de Mi Corazon but my favorite song off of this album by far is Si Tú No Bailas Conmigo. You just have to listen to it to get what I am saying. Other great songs are Que Me des Tu Cariño, Como Yo,Sólo Tengo Ojos Para Ti, A La Vera and Amores. Oh what the heck the whole album is good. I suggest that you go out and buy it you wont be disappointed.

This is why I love iTunes and the song of the week. Jesse y Joy where the free song of the week a while back and I fell in love with their music. The first song I heard was Espacio Sideral and I loved it, so I bought the whole album without listening to the rest of the cd. I normally don't do that but something told me I would not be disappointed. Guess what? I was right. I can also listen to this album from start to finish.I know that some people compare her voice to Shakira from way back in the day. On some songs I will have to agree on others I don't think so.Either way this is a great album. My favorite song is Somos Lo Que Fue. Llegaste Tu, Cielo Azul, and Ya No Quiero are also great songs.

I discovered Tiziano Ferro through my novela ( La Fea Mas Bella). He sang a few songs in one episode, and I liked what I heard so I check him out on iTunes. In case you can't tell by now, I love iTunes lol, anyways back to the subject at hand. I love the song Te Tomare Una Foto. Oh man talk about a beautiful break up song. I also love Y Estaba Contentisimo. The other song that I just love from him is Tardes Negras off of his album 111 Ciento Once.

Ok enough with the music on to the books:

I loved this book. I got it as a gift for my birthday. This book will make you laugh, cry, turn all shades of red from embarrassment, and wonder where you can find a papi chulo like Diego. It will also remind you to call your sister and tell her how much you love her. At least I know that I did.

I am addicted to the Shopaholic series. So when I got this book for my birthday I was super excited and could not wait to read it. Although this book start out a little slow once it picks up you wont want to put it down.

This was also a great book. Same as above once you start you don't want to stop.

This is a amazing book.If you have not read it yet, I suggest you stop by your local bookstore and pick it up.

This book broke my heart. There where times where I had to put it down because I could not read it due to the tears in my eyes. I can't believe what we as human beings do to other human beings. If you read just one book off of this list this is the one I suggest you pick. No matter where you stand on the immigration debate this is a must read.

While I was reading this book this song and video kept popping into my head. You all know I love Ricardo Arjona, and while I am not a big fan or Norteño music the lyrics to this song are so powerful that I had to share.

And now for the website:

If you are a book worm like me then you are going to love Shelfari. Go on check it out.

That is the list for now.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

All You Need Is Love

I have signed into blogger and looked at a blank posting screen so many times now that I lost count. I have a feeling that I should write an entry, but when it is time to write something I can't think of a single thing that I want to write about.

I finally have something to write about. Yay! Go Me!

Anyways on to the post...

My birthday was last month (June 2) and it quickly turned from a day into a month long celebration. Just about every other day it seemed during the month of June, I would receive either a phone call, email, e-card, birthday card, gift, party, flowers, serenade, or a cake made in honor of my birthday. This is the first time that anything like that has happened to me and it was pretty much amazing. It really made me feel blessed and loved. So needless to say June was a great month.

Some how and I blame Caro for this (cause I got to blame someone for it :) ), word got out that I love to read and just about everyone I know gave me either a book or a gift card to Borders or Barnes and Nobles. I have been spending the last couple of days reading some of my new books. So far three down eight to go.

One of the parents from the program I work at made me a beautiful cake. Which caused quite the commotion when I brought it home. Oh in case you wanted to know the cake was yummy, as where all the cakes and treats that I received for my birthday.

I spent the actual day sleeping Ok that did not happen, I actually spent the day working in the garden with my mother and then later on in the evening Nataly took me out to eat and for a drink. After dinner we went to my cousins house for more drinking and some fun times with the family.

Caro called me from Argentina. Which totally made my day and my paternal grandparents serenaded me with Las Mananitas (by phone of course seeing as they live in Ny) like they do every year. Which always makes me cry. Mostly because I miss them so much.

This has so far been the best birthday I have had ever hand down. I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes, laughs, tears, songs, amazing gifts, cakes and parties that have made my birthday extra special this year.