I love how Rough Trade is so close to my work place. You see, For many years, I've always wanted to start a collection aside from my Barbie dolls. Last year, I decided on collecting records.
Anyway, one day after work, I checked out the store out to see if they had Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey, queen of my universe. I was a day early so I had to go back the next day. The good thing about this little delay was that it was also the day Sam Smith's record came out. Also, I saw the poster that Sam Smith will have a record signing Thursday that week! JACKPOT!
I got my record and my wristband and was filled with excitement because I have a crush on Sam Smith. If I were a gay man, I'd totally swoon over him.
I listened to his record when I got home and had a feelings-fest. Out of all the songs, one that stood out for me was "Make It To Me"
I'm waiting patiently though time is moving slow
I have one vacancy and I wanted you to know that
You're the one designed for me
A distant stranger that I will complete
I know you're out there we're meant to be
So keep your head up and make it to me
And make it to me
We all know about my crush who I have yet to meet. Right? Feeling ko lang kasi na meant to be kami.
I also love Money On My Mind because I relate to it, especially with my job. I do it not for the money, but because I just really love it. The stripped-down version of Latch made me shed tears.
Thursday came and I power-walked to Rough Trade and lined up. I saw that Sam Smith was giving everybody hugs. I wished I wore perfume that day. I don't think the organizers allowed people to take photos with him... just snaps from afar. So, I present to you this photo of Sam Smith signing the record of the girls who were in front of me:
It was my turn and we hugged. HE SMELLED SO GOOD. I don't know why, but I told him about my crush who had the same name as him. I told him I haven't met her yet, and my song for her is "Make It To Me" and said a couple of lines from the song. He said "awwwwww" and I felt kilig.
I got even more kilig when I saw the note he wrote on my record! "I hope she makes it to you." With Sam Smith's hope, I feel like I will actually get to meet my crush. Sana lang talaga.