Skip to main content

I would do anything for love (but I won't do that!)


A fact about me: I have never celebrated halloween in my entire life.

Culture. Religion. Things like that. But since I grew up with the media never lacking on halloween thingies, I'm aware of this annual holiday right up to my nose. There's a similar or slightly different kind of celebration in my country which we call All Souls/Saints Day. But that will be for another post.


I missed last week's Musical Monday. I hope you don't mind that I'm blabbing a bit longer today. Please sit back and relax.

Someone named Pat contributed "In the grave yard" to a collection of children's Halloween poetry and songs on the web. It is sung to the tune of Oh my darling (Clementine). It's short and cute. Try it :-)

In the grave yard,
In the grave yard,
When the moon begins to shine,
There's a doctor, crazy doctor,
and his monster Frankenstein.

Oh, my monster,
oh, my monster,
oh, my monster Frankenstein,
you are very, very scary, don't come
near me Frankenstein.

The only halloweenesque song I know is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Until I searched this morning, found so many, and chose this:

A few weeks ago I was at Hard Rock with two former schoolmates. The band belted out Meatloaf's I Would Do Anything for Love. Once again I enjoyed the clever phrases, and sang along some parts, emphasising on 'I'd run right into hell and back... but I won't do that!" Wikipedia talks about the perceived ambiguity of "that." If it were up to me, "that" would mean running right into hell and back.

Happy Halloween!


~ Musical Monday is brought to you by
Jori and Diane ~

Comments

Lorielle said…
Oh wow. Ya know... I still love Meat Loaf. This is an awesome video. Thank you for sharing!
Thom said…
You have never celebrated Halloween? Wow that's amazing. You poor deprived child LOL. Great songs. I really enjoyed these. I'm not much a a Meatloaf fan but that was pretty good I will say :) I enjoyed both of these. Have a great MM :)
Hazel said…
No, Thom. Poor, deprived me indeed lol! But wait til I blab about how we celebrate our version of halloween in the Philippines :-)
This is an awesome video. Thank you for sharing! I like it very much.
Diane said…
awesome! and i'm looking forward to hearing about your holiday!!!
Joy said…
He's such a musical legend and has so many amazing, epic songs. There's nobody else like Meat Loaf!
L. said…
It's SUCH a great song and thanks for the info on the lyrics, soooooo interesting. I'm one of those people who totally misunderstood them and put my own "that" in there, lol.
Amanda said…
Love Meat Loaf and the animated video was great, I like the music a lot!
Have a great un-Halloween!
Mejis said…
I absolutely love Meatloaf! Great choice!
Pacey said…
Go zel, ipakita ang atong kag-kag ug unsaon jud na nato bah...katawa lang na sila wala tay halloween! Lol. Yeah, I like meatloaf too, that song particularly. Nice pick. Forgot to play again, maybe for weeks now. Sige lang ko ani sa kalimot road uy.
sleigh beds said…
I think now you have a better chance to celebrate the Halloween. I think that day is coming nearer. Wish you happy Halloween.

Popular posts from this blog

Weekend Snapshot: The AIDS Temple (Lopburi I)

It is sometimes referred to as the AIDS Museum, I tend to call it AIDS Temple. Descriptively it is a buddhist hospice for AIDS patients, the largest one in Thailand. Three of us, a friend, my son and I paid Wat (temple) Phrabat Nampu in Lopburi a visit last weekend. As it is where people with AIDS go to to die, most of what we saw are not exactly the ones I'm in a hurry to show off. But if you are curious, you may want to click on a post I did days ago. Anyway, on with shots that I don't think will give anyone a coronary:

100 steps to the wat
After the climb this is where you arrive at

"View from the top" - those are bare cornfields visitors pass by on their way to the temple

Side view of the Life Museum which ironically displays mummies

A usual sight around Thai temples

Bone sculptures

The temple bell

Life is beautiful. Most of us would prefer that of course. AIDS is also real.

Honor, Awards and a Game

Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Made of Honor
Awards and a Game/Meme follow. Please scroll down a bit.


My pick for this week's TCP theme (wedding movie) is Made of Honor. I like the humor in it. We've all been to several weddings but how many of us can say I've been to one in which the maid of honor was a he? The scene which particularly cracked me up is when the priest mistook the maid of honor for a gay man =) If you're familiar with some of my likes, you'd know why I also love the Scotland location of the wedding. For more of the synopsis click here; and here's the trailer:
Head over to Just About Anything for more wedding movies.

************

My super duper bloggy friend Thom of Thom's Place for Well Whatever and fellow Mom Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts awarded me this Beautiful Blogger award. I have to list seven things about me so here they are:

1. I love wearing jeans more than skirts.
2. One of my favorite colors is purple.
3. I don't mind spending sunrise…

Girl reading

The pictures space in my e-library contains a folder named Anastasia's Looking Glass.  It is where I store photos that inspire me. Recently I stumbled upon this website called vi.sualize.us where you can "bookmark your favorite images and share them with everyone." So far I found 12; (thought I'd include one of me to complete the list as I like it the way it is), and I'm sharing all with you.  A link to the source is placed before each photo. My 'favoritest' are nos. 2 - 13. Got yours?



1. Reading blurbs @ Dasa Book Cafe. February 2011

2. reading
http://piccsy.com/2011/05/reading-88r2ws7ph/

3. Untitled / Lauren Treece
http://www.google.com/reader/view/#stream/user/12221102..../style

4. reading
http://piccsy.com/2011/05/reading-88r2ws7ph/

5. Beauty of childhood / via ver2go (tumblr)
http://ver2go.tumblr.com/

6. Sisters / Mig_R
http://flickr.com/photos/fawbs/2819244943/

7. 163 / 365 - Felix Felicis / Noukka Signe
http://beautyineverything.com/4518817536

8. …