Albums That Changed My Life – Pt 1

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Happy new year everyone !

I don’t really understand why everyone sees 2016 as a bad year, I would consider it as my favorite year because I feel I grew as a person when I became a mother. I think the parts I hate mostly are going through the baby blues as it progressed to postpartum depression, the emotions I had to go through let alone the tears that came out for no logical reason at all. Ironically these parts are the ones that changed me drastically and I realized how childish I was before.

So in the spirit of kicking myself for being too silly when I was younger, I decided to write about the albums that changed my life. Well, technically shaped my personality from the angsty emo teen to being a mother who still watches Pokemon.

If I go way back, I’ll probably mention few Arabic music since my grandfather used to play the Oud and sing whenever the family gathered but I remember few songs my mother used to play in the car and made us sing along.

Moving on to my preteen years, I started listening to more English music and of course the next album is the one that every 90s girl would know.

Spice Girls – Spice

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I remember I bought a Sony Walkman (like this one) and I really wanted to listen to music on a road trip from Jordan to Syria so my father stopped at some music store on the way and I took the cassette of this album because it looked interesting. I instantly became a fan of the Spice Girls and bought to next album Spiceworld and then Greatest Hits later on, I honestly still listen to their songs.

Now entering my teen years, I was forced into a public school and had to use the bus. The driver kept repeating one song throughout the whole ride, most of the girls were complaining because of it but it got lodged in my head and I heard the full album.

Blue – All Rise

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Don’t get me wrong, I was into Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC but Blue got a special place in my heart. Of course every girl go through the boy band phase, Let me know which was your favorite boy band ?

Around the same time, my cousin made me listen to an album that SUPPOSEDLY rated 18+ because of the language, and you know how we kids do whatever we can to pretend we are adults.

Madonna – American Life

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I guess my rebel phase started here because I officially learned how to swear and curse, or so I thought. Later the angst and rage of a teen was introduced so my music also shaped to fit that stage.

Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

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Yes I’m into Linkin Park and still is. 

By that time I was listening to this album and also Meteora but mostly Hybrid Theory that’s why I chose it, I mean who didn’t blast “Runaway” and shouted the lyrics in the middle of the night?

During these years I was also into Britney Spears because every teen girl is, don’t deny it. So by the end of middle school, the cool girls were saying how amazing her song with Madonna “Me Against the Music” and I wanted to be cool so I repeated that song non-stop till I memorized it … and bragged about it, *sigh* young me, don’t go full stupid.

Britney Spears – Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

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I remember my father was so against me buying this album because she shows too much skin. It was a solid album of her best songs to be honest, it was my favorite for awhile.

Anyway, I’ve dragged this post for too long that’s why I’m stopping it here and I’ll post the second part soon hopefully since the next part will include my highschool to college years and they were all over the place of my choice in music.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I really want to know what albums changed your life so please comment below.

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Have a great day.

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Holiday Wishlist

Hot chocolate, decorated trees, songs that reminds you of snow, beautiful lights across the roads, it’s December and you already know what that means. It’s the holiday season, so grab your ugly sweater and let’s look at the lovely gifts on sale this year which we keep on our wish list every year eventually buying them ourselves because we deserve to gift ourselves instead of waiting for someone to get the hints we are obviously showing. In the spirit of this festive month and also because my birthday in few days, I decided to compile a wish list of things I would want someone to gift me .. someday .. if not, I’m sure my card would love to put a smile on my face.

Drop Dead Clothing

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I’m a fan of Bring Me The Horizon, I love their music so I checked the frontman Oliver Sykes clothing line of Drop Dead and I absolutely loved the designs. When I was in London last week, I found the store. I bought a shirt named Nightshade and I loved the material and design of it, I would love to get another one as a gift maybe.

AdoreMe Sleepwear

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I love me some new bras and underwear but I wouldn’t say no to sleepwear. I keep scrolling up and down on AdoreMe Sleepwear section because I can’t make up my mind on which one to choose, they all look so pretty and adorable. They offer quite a selection of clothing in different sizes from petite to plus size, sexy to I just want my beauty sleep. Honestly I’m thinking to order few items and post a proper haul sometime soon, let me know if you would like to see that. Image source: Instagram

HTC Vive

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I’ve always wanted to try VR gaming, when the Oculus Rift came out I was too excited and I waited for the release but then HTC Vive caught my attention. I mean I know it’s more costly than the Rift but it offers more, it allows you to move around and according to some YouTubers who tried it that graphic-wise it’s better than the Rift and doesn’t cause motion sickness as much. I would love to get my hands on one these headsets and try different type of gaming I suppose.

Kat Von D Everlasting Obsession

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If you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with Kat Von D makeup products and I’ve been dying to get one of these Everlasting Lipsticks since I found Lolita shade. Seeing the whole collection makes me want to do something I know I’m not going to regret but my card would grow hands an slap me since I’m a shopaholic. Dear husband, if you ever read this post I want this on my birthday or anniversary or … any day really.

Hope you enjoyed this post of my holiday wishlist and I would love to see yours so if you already posted it, please comment below so I can check it out.

Have a great day you lovely readers.

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