Some Songs and an Attempt To Sum Up My Month

Hi everyone!

It’s the last day of February now. Compared to January, this month really flew by and lots of things happened. I didn’t just want to write about my month, so I tried to find the best songs in my music library to express the things that happened.

Since I listen to a lot of Korean Pop, I had to google a lot of the lyrics for the first time, haha. I was surprised to find that a lot of the sweeter love songs didn’t quite match the meaning I wanted for this song selection.

Galantis – In My Head | I actually don’t have much to say about this one, it’s sort of self-explanatory, lyric-wise.

Namie Amuro – Birthday | Also moderately self-explanatory, seeing as it was my birthday this month AND this year it’s also unintentionally been a case of “new year, slightly-better me”.

Melanie Martinez – Soap (Sailors Remix)| I am working on a sort-of filter for when I say things. I say stupid things, get annoyed myself for staying stuff and then take it out on someone else and what the heck, Swanna? PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER. Also, I’ve started letting out the occasional swear word at work, which isn’t good when I am working with kids. Luckily, it’s all been out of earshot but that needs work, too.

Carly Rae Jepsen – Warm Blood | For the longest time, as much as I adore this song to bits, I didn’t really get it. It sounds like a love song that is borderline creepy due to the blood imagery. But I was daydreaming up a music video for this recently and something just clicked.
I recently went out to the pub to hang out with some friends. My alcohol tolerance is really low, everyone. I felt my heart pounding after one glass of wine, and I stood up and my head spun and my hearing went muffled which was quite scary until I was outside for a bit. But anyway, that was the experience that made this song make sense, and what inspired me to write this entire blog post. It’s just a dreamy, muffled feeling of drunk happy.

Red Velvet – My Second Date | Okay, so I’m not quite at Date #2 yet. Did I tell you about how I had a Valentine’s blog post all ready, about being single and stuff? Yeah, you didn’t see it, because it wasn’t really relevant to me anymore. Yeah… Suddenly I wasn’t exactly single. As the song says, “from A to Z, it’s all so awkward”.
Dates are really weird, everyone.

Kisses are even weirder. I was tempted to include 3OH!3’s “My First Kiss” (which, to reference the lyrics, didn’t go ANYTHING like this) but no. Not that my expectations were high, but my YA fantasies have been proper shattered, LOL.

LOONA / Yves & Chuu – Girls’ Talk | Typically, all my close friends got almost-live updates as all this dating stuff happened, so despite me saying ‘oh my lawd guys don’t tell anyone’ they all know anyway. All the recent happenings were just so bizarre. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are moments with this guy that are really sweet and sappy and stuff and I do like messaging him (and also my friends) in the dead of night. That’s part of the reason this song is on this playlist.

But, on the other hand, it’s this gossipy part of the experience that makes it feel sort of like… a game. I won’t lie when I say I tell my friends things just to seek reactions, and that those reactions are entertaining. So, it’s not that I particularly care if people find out, but I don’t want certain people to tease me into oblivion. ANYWAY. Am I even making sense?

That was something just a little random for a mid-week, end-of-month post. I hope you enjoyed that!

Until next time,


Wait, I need to frame this essay

A small achievement was made this week – I got a high score on a particular section of my Psychology Mock Paper. It was the section that I had revised most on, which is giving me signs of hope – the work I actually do is paying off. It seems like such a small thing but I want to frame this essay for display, and when I think of this glorious 8/10 on the essay question I grin like a happy bubble- it’s embarrassing but I can’t help it! (Even when I found out later that there were people who scored 10/10 on that question, nothing could shake my mood, which was surprising for me.)

To celebrate, I opened up another product from the Birthday Sweet Box – Green Tea Kit Kats! The taste is a bit heavy on white chocolate vibes but it’s very distinct. It’s a shame the bars were so small – plus I was feeling generous and gave half to Twerp.


I haven’t done much knitting, but I have been working on a Chinese Waves Dishcloth (link to Rav page). I love the pattern, and the project itself is being stored in my fab new knitting bag from my last post.

I’m working it in when I can, but if I can barely do a dishcloth then when is Saroyawn ever going to be finished??
That aside, squishing yarn has been my calming force recently, so I am thinking of making a small toy out of a soft-ish yarn and stuffing it, making it very squishable.

Kim Ye Rim (or Lim Kim) of Togeworl is releasing a new mini-album this week, called ‘Simple Mind‘, which drops on the 27th. She released the MV for the pre-release track, ‘Awoo’. The MV channels cat vibes in very subtle, but clear ways, and a fresh and funky style. It highlights the weirder side of the cat life. Check it out!

This is my favourite study playlist on 8tracks right now- Study Your Little [Heart] Out (link to mix) by Popping Candy. Many others I have looked at feature all sorts of instrumentals but I prefer calmer playlists like this one, even if it’s only an hour and a half long. I’m in the middle of compiling my own calm playlist, so watch out for that!

To top things off, at some point this week I passed 100 likes on this blog. Whilst another small achievement, I am really very honored.
Thank you, dear readers… I hope you’ll all stick around for a long time to come!