Anyway, theme for this week is "Fall in Love," or as K put it, "The Music of My Heart." I do have a lot of favorite love songs as I do love easy listening music and songs that touches the heart, but for this week I will share two songs that reminds me of past relationships...
First was "Take My Breath Away" by Emma Bunton. When I checked the theme for this week, this song was the first thing to enter my mind. Released in 2001 as part of her album, "A Girl Like Me," this song became a part of my life when I had my very first relationship the same year. It was such a "kilig" song, that I found myself calling radio stations to request it (well, I didn't own the album and MP3s weren't big yet, so I just resorted to MTV and radio stations to hear this song).
My first relationship was a funny story that every time I think about it, I can't help but laugh. It was a good relationship, but I guess we were too young - well at 21, I may be old but it was my first relationship so I really don't know the ins and outs of having a boyfriend. He's about three years younger than me, and as sad and painful it was to realize that he loved me because he was longing to have a "mother figure" because he lived with his dad when his parents separated, I did feel his love and he did tell me - with words and actions - that he loved me, too. I guess it was our differences that stood in the way of our relationship - he so wanted to become this and that...and I was too busy with my schooling that I couldn't be his #1 fan who follows him around.
Last I heard he got married, but am not sure.
Second song was "This Way" by Jewel... although this wasn't as "important" as the song I first I shared, this reminds me so much of my third relationship - because when he invited me over their house, I saw his cousin's guitar and played this song. A very pop-sy melody, but I really loved the lyrics. If only... hahaha.
Well, my relationship with the man was short lived - he is actually a Fil-Am who just travels here in the Philippines to stay for a few months, but his home is actually in the United States, and we just can't cope up with the long distance relationship. Well, there were fewer avenues for communication that time, and aside from the distance, our time difference also became a big problem - I can't stay up when he's home because I had work the next day, and he was at work when I was at home.
Even if relationships failed... somehow I am thankful I got to meet them. The lessons they taught me will always be a part of my totality as a person.
*** Jenn ***
ps - The title I gave my post is a song by Marit Larsen, one of my favorite solo artists.