Sunday mornings, most of the time, I wake up before my alarm goes off. At the corner of the room, I will plug my Ipod to the speakers and boom! I AM AT THE BEACH!
I am wearing my bikini, sun-kissed tan, henna tattoos, a cold drink in my hand, the smell of the ocean and reggae beats in my ears. Oh I love the sound of the waves and the rhythm of the songs, I want to dance endlessly under the sun and feel the water crashing on my feet. – This was not my imagination, for it happened before, year 2007 when I first visited Boracay. I was in love with life though heart-broken at the same time. I am always drawn to the brighter things, besides all broken hearts heal right?
My Boracay buddies: Lyza, Abby, Meynard and She
Dreadlocks! Rasta Man!
Yes I like pina coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food
I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O’Malleys
Where we’ll plan our escape
Another song that makes me feel so good!
I cannot remember the day I started getting hooked on Reggae beats. All I know is when I hear songs from 311, Bob Marley and other rasta’s, I just want to sway and sway until I am feeling dizzy with love. Yes! It intoxicates me, that is how I can describe it into words.
So far, these are my top faves, I got two from our local artists here in the Philly’s and three from international scene.
Fireflies by Hemp Republic
One Look by Kjwan
Underneath it all by No Doubt
Don’t worry, be happy by Bob Marley
Love Song by 311
In relation to this, I was on my way home the other day when I heard a song I cannot forget. I told my sister to research on the song, the voice is very easy to remember, it’s Rihanna! No doubt about it, she is very distinct. I was never a fan until that day. I know that her song Man Down was a big hit. I actually loved it because of the reggae mood and her rasta accent. Now I found the song that is currently on repeat on my playlist and it is entitled You da one also from her album Talk that talk. Listen to it and I bet you will get addicted like I do!
Peace to all the rasta’s in the world!