Livvi Franc is an artist to look out for. She is a luscious 21 year old diva-in-the-making with distinctive vocal and songwriting ability. This Bajan beauty is one part island girl, some parts maneater, and all parts uniquely Livvi. The debut single "Now I'm That Bitch," produced by Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse), sends a clear message - a "Bitch" is all about "Being In Total Control of Herself" and Livvi is certainly in control on her debut album, featuring production from RedOne (Lady GaGa), JR Rotem (Rihanna, Leona Lewis), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue), and more. Born Olivia Charlotte Waithe to a Barbadian father and English mother, Livvi Franc’s music mirrors her ethnic background. “My music is a mixture of music influences- pop, R&B, country, and soca. My parents exposed me to everything from Bob Marley to the Beatles, and on my own, I developed a love for artists such as Etta James, Nelly Furtado, The Cranberries, Alanis Morrisette and UB40.” Her musical influences can be heard in her sound. Her soulful vocals are tinged with traces of R&B smoothness, pop/soca energy and country story-telling and emotionless
Was skeptical when i saw the comment, "next Rhianna".. but im hooked. Quirky touch in 'Free'. Mixture of pop and r&b in 'This Is A Raid". However, the beginning of 'Hummingbird' reminds me of Colbie Caillat.. a little twist can be found, but the resemblance is there. Upon hearing it on repeat mode thrice, i realised a few tracks can get kinda annoying as her voice has that jagged tone that is rather not pleasing. Also, she reminds me of some pop/r&b/rock artist that i have yet to put some names to it. Neverthless, overall an unpredictable mix of songs that surpringsly falls well together.
Rating: 2.5/5 (try it at hmv before you buy)
would you give up on a relationship when your partner doesnt even care to make changes for his own good?
Monday, June 22, 2009
I woke up from a nightmare. I was screaming at the top of my lungs at 2 group of people at a dinner. My husband had betrayed me and i got suspicious when he sent to get soup for another woman! Apparently we were betrothed, and he loved that woman since day 1. he even told that woman repeatedly! i felt like a fool. All my relatives and friends knew. Even my father-in-law, whom i apologised before I left. i was very angry. the feeling is so strong even after i woke up, i had to pen it right away in case it dispersed the minute i stepped out of the house.
i know the cause of this dream probably comes from the quarrel i had with Mr Lee yesterday. Even then, betrayal was a terrible feeling, even if it was ONLY a dream! It felt so REAL. It should never happen to anyone but yet, it could be happening every single min while I'm typing this.
a mixture of emotions of anger, disbelieve, disappointment
it throws you into such a rage that you don't even recognise yourself after
I certainly wish nothing like that happens to me EVER, or to anyone close to me.
How does someone ever get through the healing process of a betrayal?
Friday, June 19, 2009
what a woman wants ..
perhaps, what a woman wants is not literally "always-be-by-your-side".
Sometimes, even if you're not physically there, all she need to know is someone cares.
To know that at least the person she loves cares.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
"Maybe all men are a drug. Sometimes they get you so high and sometimes, like now, they just bring you down."
quote from Carrie, Sex and the City (i twisted a little)
it has been a while..
since i blogged. as in literally type out words. oh wells, life hasnt been interesting enough for me to pen into words. So all that remains is for me to post interesting articles i chanced upon everyday. hmmm, here i go:
Facing another mid-life work crisis. I realised, being-the-happy-go-lucky-no-long term-goals person, i am ALWAYS rather lost when standing at the crossroad of finding the 'right' job. That said, i keep asking myself: What is it that i really want? Is it like what Ezann said, i have to see that theres no perfect job. There are bound to have the bad and goods. (which i tend to forget when Im stuck in a shitty one)
6 more months to where my contract ends. And frankly, i cant wait. Typical of me, you must be thinking. Yeah. my sentiments. But seriously, how can ANYONE do what im doing for years or rest of her life?!!
Job scope (in a blunt way)
- Buy coffee/food for guests
- TONS of photocopying/printing
- Scheduling of meetings for bosses (includes alot of time waste calling many people)
- Arrange logistics for events/meetings
- Meet vendors occasionally to get quotes for office supplies
- Process invoices a few times every month
- Misc stuff: getting keys for rooms, replacing company posters, checking if phone line works, stockup of pantry supplies (rolling ma eyes)
Ok, to sum it up, im just a coffee/admin busgal cum events assistant. I do have perks such as really low period, where i can take my time and relax. I admit, no job pays you this well and allows you to do nothing much and knock off on time.
But still, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
SIGH. this post came up cos I am feeling pretty emotional after a potential client called me this morning to enquire about DM Rocket. A product I used to sell when i was at SingPost. And i eventually found the correct person whos in charge and pass Richard the contact. For that few mins, i actually MISSED having my own clients. doing account servicing... and not THIS.
However said, i of cos couldnt stand the micro managing, thats why i left.
And its much much worse here actually, on another aspect. Hm, lets do a comparison of the 3 jobs i had should we?
alright, getting a little lengthy. To be continue tomorrow..
more details on my 2010 plan!
P.S: I might be working p/t at one of my favourite boutiques in August! *SUPER EXCITED*
Have a wonderful day people!