👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
This is the greatest discovery in my grade school days in the early 90s.
The kids who got smirks on their faces know what this “magic chant” by Vic Sotto really meant.
Ang na ang na, sulakihin, sumaskidot, moko moko!Vic Sotto
So I baffled Jaycelle one day with this abracadabra and told her to write it down to know its meaning.
She still couldn’t get it so I rewrote it in a nice lettering so maybe one day we can hang it up on our wall and get our kid to ask, “what’s that poster, daddy?”
Here’s a series of posters with two words/phrases side-by-side – with the opposite meaning; some are about common phrases we always say in a sentence, like for example…
International Red Design Studio has partnered with MMDA to provide you with the latest information on current and upcoming Metro Manila roadway constructions.
We’re talking about interconnected infrastructures that will be worth the hurly burly traffic jam the constructions will cause.
So to all passengers out there – whether you’re a commuter or a backseat driver – sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride (to the drivers as well).
Say goodbye to yesterday
Hit the gas there ain’t no brakes on this lost highway
~ Lost Highway by Bon Jovi
By the way, Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway is up there with the logos because the album’s accompanying me tonight as I work on the project.
I’ll keep you posted once the website has launched.
I heard it the first time when my friend from Malate, Ida, gave me a mix CD with 14 tracks. This particular song captivated me in a gloomy manner – just as Diana Krall’s Midnight Sun did. But the problem was that I didn’t know the title since she didn’t bother listing the track info.
Years have passed – and I am talking CD burning here, not MP3s in flashdrives – Android phones came into being and SoundHound found its place into my phone. I tried to scratch this long time itch and was I lucky to find the singer and composer.
Violet Don’t Be Blue is a song by Herbie Mann and sang by Cissy Houston (Whitney’s mom).
Don’t let this song bring you down now:
What’s That She’s Singing?
I’ve reached the depths of Google search results for “Violet Don’t Be Blue lyrics” – page 6 to be exact – and still failed to find the lyrics of this song. I even used different search engines like Bing and Yahoo! to no avail.
So I transcribed the song lyrics myself (I’m unsure of several lines, though).
A summer sun kissed a flower
And warmed an hour in May
On her young face
His smile dried the dew
Oh, but the time was coming near
When spring would light another year
Hear the cold wind blowing
Violet don’t be blue
A wishing star closed his eyes
When Violet dreamed of love
When her hopes like her petals
All were new
But now her tears had turned to snow
Her heart’s a place icicles grow
Hear the night wind blowin’, singin’
Violet don’t be blue
The reason I wrote a thing or two about this song is because I’m experimenting on animated icons – wherein as the song goes, the icons animate the lyrics.
I’ll be posting samples soon.