Musical Mondays: Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) by Shakira

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WOW, weird song, right? LOL! I love this song, and my reason for picking it today is kind of significative. I’m gonna tell you a story (a short one)… During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for which this song was the official anthem, my grandmother was staying at the hospital where she was diagnosed and latter passed away from lung cancer. It was a long 6 to 7 weeks, and even though it was a sad time, it was also a time of family and friends, and me and my best friend would sneak into the bar (with a couple of beers) whenever there was a game on.

Last Tuesday I had to come to Portugal in a hurry because my dad was admitted to the hospital after having a heart attack. When I was coming off the plane, the music playing on my phone was Waka Waka, and my best friend – love you! – was waiting for me. So, it’s only fitting that this is the music this week. 🙂

Oooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehh 

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle

You’re on the front line
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over

The pressure’s on
You feel it
But you got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
‘Cause this is Africa

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Listen to your God
This is our motto
Your time to shine
Don’t wait in line
Y vamos por todo

People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitation

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down get up, oh oh
When you get down get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Ame la mejole biggi biggi mubbo wa A to Z
Asi tsu zala mejole biggi biggi mubbo from East to West
Bathi waka waka ma eh eh waka waka ma eh eh
Tendency suna tsibuye ’cause this is Africa…

Tsamina mina, Anawa a a
Tsamina mina
Tsamina mina, Anawa a a

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

[2x]
Django eh eh [2x]
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a

[2x]s
This time for Africa

[2x]
We’re all Africa

The One That Got Away (AJ Pine)

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How far will one man go for the woman he’s loved since high school? 

Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler’s best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they’ve had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.

But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he’s been by her side all along.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you all now, but I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go to her blog in the next few days to read her take on this book.

I’m a huge sucker for best friends turn to lovers romances, and this one didn’t disappoint on that account. I really enjoyed the way the double POV was written, with just enough look into the past for us to understand the whole scope of Jamie and Brynn’s friendship.

I really liked both characters, they were both unique and they fitted together perfectly. Their friendship was seriously goals, and I adored the way they knew each other so well and almost had their own language.

I had a few problems with the development of the plot because I got frustrated with both of them… these 2 needed to just talk, and they were great at talking… about anything but the 2 of them together. I just wished they had been a bit more honest with each other, though I did understand both of their positions.

Overall, it was a super cute friends to lovers romance and I would recommend it if you’re into these kind of stories 😉 .