Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I'm Just A Girl

All you people look at me like I'm a little girl. Well, did you ever think it'd be alright for me to step into this world?

Sound familiar? One of my all time favorite Britney songs....or just all time favorite songs. That's gonna be my next cover.

Speaking of covers, I just put out a cover of my own a couple days ago. It's one of my top summer jams at the moment, and it's called We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus! I've loved Miley from the Hannah Montana days, and she might have gone a little overboard with her new look, but I still love her music :) Made my own version:




Doing covers is one of my favorite things because you get to take a song you love and make it your own. You can portray your own style and do all sorts of stuff with it.

Well, Girl Radical just did a cover, and we just made a music video to it! If you haven't guessed from the title yet, we covered Just A Girl by No Doubt. When JC and Jimmy first brought it up, I was, like, "I'm sorry, what song?" Haha. It's as old as I am, but I recognized it and loved it the second I heard it.

We actually recorded the cover a while ago - same time we recorded Don't Get Me Wrong and....other stuff ;) But we decided it was finally time to put some vision to the noise.

The shoot was so much fun! We all got to dress up and just be ourselves. We shot it in front of a white wall, so we got to be as creative and funny and silly as we wanted to be. It was great! Here are some shots to give you a sneak peak:






                       


                        


                         




                          


                           





Stay tuned for the release of the video!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bye Bye, Japan

Life is so short.

A week with my family in Japan went by so fast. And now, here I am, back home, and although it feels good to be back in my room with all my familiar things, I wish I was in Japan with my family longer. So may good memories, especially at the Tokyo Disney Resort!

Last time I wrote, I wrote about Tokyo Disneyland. Well, the next two days were spent at Tokyo DisneySea! 

It was UH-MAZING. I had never seen anything like it. I walked in and I felt like I was in Venice. The buildings appeared fashionably old, and there were canals where you can ride a gondola, which is energized by two Japanese men rowing and singing for you. 

There's also a hotel in the park. Yes, a hotel IN the park. And it can hold up to 30 weddings a WEEK! It's crazy.




                      


And the lights at night were fantastic. So romantic. 





Mysterious Island: (Looks like an Advil, right?!)


















All the rides are different except for Indiana Jones and Tower of Terror, which I am afraid of. However, after lots of crying and groveling on my sister's part, I went on it with my sister and my mom, and it was terrifying, but I'm glad I did it. Can you spot me? ;)






But I think one of my favorite things about DisneySea was the fact that they had a mock up of Broadway there. They had a Broadway theatre and a show inside. I wish I could've taken pictures, but obviously it's looked down upon.



The days we went, it rained a lot. It was windy and cold and I got sick from it, but had to go back the second day. I won't be back for a while, so I had to experience it while I could.

If you wanna learn more, just watch this Travel Channel special on it :)




Put this place on your bucket list! It's worth it :)

I miss my family, especially my little sister, but I don't regret anything I did. I'm so happy we didn't fight and that I conquered my fear for her. We spent every second together, and it was the best week ever. Life is good :)


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I'm in Japan!

I’m in Japan, trick!

If you haven’t been keeping up with my tweets, vine videos, and/or instagram pictures (which shouldn’t be the case), I’m in Japan!!! I’m here spending quality time with my fam bam! My little sister, my aunt, and my two cousins came from Indonesia, and me, my mom, and my gramps came from the states. We all met in the middle to get that bonding time we’ve all been so deprived of for the past - oh, I don’t know - 18 YEARS?! (My whole life....in case you don’t know how old I am)


                                         


I haven't seen my sister for a year now, and last year, she was about my height. Turns out my 14 year old sister, Veeghan, is a lot taller than me now, as well as my cousin, Marvin, who is two months younger than me. The only person that's shorter than me now is my 11 year old cousin, Gaby. It's so unfair. I used to be tallest. 

So far, I LOVE JAPAN. I’ve learned a lot of things since I’ve been here, but one of my favorite things about Japan is how active everyone is. I used to think the Japanese people were thin from genetics (which still might be true), but they’re so active here! They walk everywhere. Even when using the subways, which is the case for many, MANY people here, there are so many stairs and so much walking in between different lines, if switching lines is necessary. 




The subways are insanely popular here, and surprisingly very organized. I wonder if New York’s subways are anything like this. I mean, every single morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM, the subways are filled with the hustle and bustle of people going to work....but the hustle and bustle doesn’t include talking because no one here talks on the subway. They just listen to their music through their earphones or play games on their phones. It’s hilarious. 




The people here are also quite aggressive when it comes to getting on the subway. People push to fit inside, and I guess everyone is kinda used to the pushing and shoving because no one says anything about it when it happens except the tourists, which would be me and my family. I've taken the subway in LA before, but using this subway system to get around everyday is completely different. However, to be fair, the women get their own carts, which are the first four carts. It literally says “Women Only,” and applies for the busy hours.

If you ever decide to go to Japan, I recommend using the subway. Not just to experience this craziness I just described, but because it's the most economical way of transportation. 

Also, all the men here dress the same:




So today, I went to Tokyo Disneyland! Wooo! Besides the insane amount of walking that was added on top of the walking to and from the subway stations, it was a great day. First off, there's a DisneyLAND and a DisneySEA. However, today, we only went to DisneyLAND. Tomorrow and the day after will be our days of exploring the amazing DisneySEA.

I think the only difference between the Disneyland in Tokyo and the Disneyland in Anaheim, California is the location. Seriously, Tokyo Disneyland is exactly the same as the Disneyland in Anaheim, except maybe it's a little smaller and has less attractions. It's still just cool to say I went to Tokyo Disneyland, though.




Now, the theme parks are very similar, but the people inside the theme parks are very different. I know that people dress up to go to any Disneyland theme park, but it’s a whole different story at Tokyo Disneyland. People here come in pairs or groups and dress EXACTLY the same. They have the same hair style, they wear the same shirt, they wear the same shorts, and they wear the same mouse ears. I’ve never seen so many people wearing matching outfits in my life. To be honest, I've always kinda wanted to do this with my friends.....but they think it's embarrassing. So TO MY FRIENDS: WHATEVER.




                                       




                                               







There’s also the food, which isn’t out of the ordinary except for the popcorn:



                           


All in all, though, the awesomeness outranked the weirdness because I had such an awesome time with my family! Can’t wait to conquer DisneySEA the next two days! Make sure to keep up with me on twitter (@meeghanradical), instagram (@meeghanhenry), and vine (@meeghanhenry)!