Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Love Story Chords - Taylor Swift

Hey all!

Okay, sorry, sorry, sorry, SORRY I haven't posted in two months! I know, I'm ridiculous. ^_^
So busy with school (the regular excuse...) and home events I've been going crazy! My sister's wedding, my Year Seven semester finals (my average was 93!), and the fact that the Internet router and the computer hacking on and off and on and off turn by turn are molding a madman out of me...

So, Valentine's Day is coming up and for us at school it's the ones who do ze pranks and the ones who be such mozzarella-cheesy that it's sarcastic. If you know how two-faced I am, you'll know that I am both at alternative. As a result, a) me, my best friend, and Hammad (a friend/classmate) have started to make life hell for Sheryar (one word for this guy: UGH) by sending him prank notes thanks to another guy, Azan and b) me and another friend, Ranea, have started learning these cheesy love songs on guitar. She does the Urdu, i do the English. One of these was an extremely cliché Taylor Swift number, 'Love Story'. It's so - y'know... cliché!

The chords to this song is a simple progression with nothing much fancy. Here you go!


Love Story

Artist: Taylor Swift
Tuning: Standard, capo 2
Metronome BPM: 119 (4/4)
(Note: I had a bit of difficulty with deciphering the beat as it was quite a bit faster than Taylor's other songs - I tried 115 and 120; the latter to fast and the former too slow, however 120 was very close. After a bit of experimenting, I came to the conclusion that the beat is NOT 120, but 119. Surprising it's such a specific number, but you'll determine it later as the song progresses. Also, my go-to guitar app is GuitarTuna; it has a tuner, a chord library, metronome, and guitar games!)

Intro: C  G  Am  F

C
We were both young when I first saw you
F
I close my eyes and the flashback starts
                    Am                              F
I'm standing there on a balcony of summer air

C
See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
    F
I see you make your way through the crowd
              Am
You say hello
              G
Little did I know

           F                                       G
That you were Romeo you were throwing pebbles
               Am                                     C
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
                  F
And I was crying on the staircase
  G                                    Am   C
Begging you please don't go,      and I said

  C
Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
 G
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
 Am
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
 F                      G                       C
Its a love story baby just say yes

 C
So i sneak out to the garden to see you
 F
We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they know
                     Am
So close your eyes
                                     G
Escape this town for a little while
            F                                       G
Cause you were Romeo I was a scarlet letter
             Am                                       C
and my daddy said stay away from Juliet
                       F
But you were everything to me
            G                                 Am   C
I was begging you please don't   go   and I said

 C
Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
 G
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
 Am
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
 F                      G                       C
Its a love story baby just say yes

  C
Romeo save me, try to tell me how to feel
  G
This love is difficult, but its real,
  Am
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
 F                      G 
Its a love story baby just say yes

Solo: C  G  Am  F

                      Am      F                      C                                   G
I got tired of waiting,   wondering if you were ever coming around
                            Am      F
My faith in you was fading
             C                                         G
Then I met you on the outskirts of town and i said
  C
Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
   G
I keep waiting for you but you never come
    Am
Is this in my head, I don't know what to think
      F                                   G
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said
  D
Marry me Juliet you'll never have to be alone
   A
I love you and thats all I really know
   Bm
I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress
 G                      A                D
Its a love story baby just say yes

Outro: D   A   Bm
                                           G                D*(single strum)
We were both young when I first saw you



Have fun!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

UPDATE & APOLOGY!

Hey all! Again, I'm SO SO SO SORRY about that absence for another month... but here's what happened!


  • This blog turned 1! On October 24th, this blog celebrated its first birthday! Hopefully there will be many more to come!

  • My birthday! Well, that was yesterday... but hey! We're having a party at school on Monday to celebrate with my BFFs, though we took some pictures yesterday and had loads of fun :). Plus, me and a guy in my class, Hammad, along with Anusha, are setting up some pranks for Shehryar Sohail involving a water balloon on a chair and a tabasco and toothpaste cupcake... MWA HA HA HA!

  • Have any of you played Super Smash Flash 2? It is THE BEST game on the planet! You can play as your favorite video game characters (ex. Pikachu, Zelda, Naruto, Samus, Captain Falcon, etc.) and brawl! Here's the link.

  • My final exams start on the 20th :(. But the topics are easy, so I'm pretty confident.


  • We had a new outdoor kitten named September, but he got sick and ran away... we found him dead in our storage room... STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN OVER THAT. He was the most precious thing ever! :'(




Bye! Hope you have a great day, and I'll post a recipe soon enough ;) (or maybe guitar tab...)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

SCHOOL & LIFE UPDATES!

Hey all!

Okay, I'm REALLY REALLY EXTREMELY SORRY for that ~1 month absence. Honestly! I never get the time! My tablet is always dead, and I have sooooooo much homework, it's scary! Add up everything, and I go to sleep at 11 or 12 pm 0_0

So this is just what's been going on in 7th grade:

       • I'm in the class 7C, the quietest, highest-scoring class (with the guy I have a grudge against, Hammad Shafiq... @#$¿!!)

       • MY BAKING CLUB HAS STARTED! Now for Year Sevens ONLY, you can go to the back of the school kitchens, Mondays 6th period, and make truffles, brownies, cakes, edible decorations, cookies, pastries, and more! (This week: chocolate cookies!)

       • Midterm average is pretty good, for a midterm, just barely an A!

       • I sit with my BFF, Rubab! She's so funny, but SO MENTAL sometimes, just like me! ^_^

       • Rumors. Rumors, rumors, rumors. I'm obviously not posting them here for the whole world to see (I'm not the mean one here!), but rumors are F-L-Y-I-N-G! IDK how, but they spread like wildfire! Even last year's have reformed, mutilated!
         Well, I know the girl who gives them out, trying to be popular... BEWARE! I'LL BLOW YOUR COVER! (HINT: She's my arch nemesis... (I HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE HER!!!! She's a terrible person!) everyone knows this one! And no, it's not my last year's best friend.)

     
I have one more thing to announce, but not in this post... patience...

xoxoxoxoxoxox,
Zoya


Saturday, 27 September 2014

A Year Without Rain Chords by Selena Gomez

Hey all! So sorry about my absence for the past three weeks, I have waaaaay too much stuff to do, and I was only able to sneak onto the computer twice including this, the first time being a lucky password-guess but THE STUPID INTERNET ROUTER DECIDED TO MALFUNCTION. Lucky, ain't I? Well, this time, being out sick has its advantages ;) (and disadvantages x_x).

Anyway, this song is among my favorites, and Selena Gomez's most famous album was given the title A Year Without Rain and released in September 2010 by Hollywood Records. The album contains 10 songs, playing a total of about 36 minutes. The album went gold in Brazil, Canada, and the United States, and platinum in Poland. The song itself is one of the two singles, the other being Round & Round.

Moving on.

A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez & The Scene

Tuning: Standard, capo on 3rd fret
Beat: about 130 BPM


(Intro):
 A           Em           Bm    D
 Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh

(Verse 1):
A                       Em                                   Bm
 Can you feel me,  when I think about you
                    D
 With every breath I take
 A                  Em                         Bm
 Every minute,   no matter what I do
            D
 My world is an empty place


A                                              Em              Bm                   D
 Like I've been wandering the desert, for a thousand days
A                             Em                            Bm            D
 Don't know if it's a mirage, but I always see your face,  baby


(Chorus):
A                                     Em
 I'm missing you so much,  can't help it I'm in love
Bm                       D
 A day without is like a year without rain
A                                 Em
 I need you by my side,  don't know how I'll survive
Bm                              D
 A day without you is like a year without
A         Em    Bm         D 
 Ra-a-a-a-a-a-ain, oh oh oh
                A             Em             Bm
 Woa-oh-oh  oh-oh-oh  oh-wo-oh


(Verse 2):
A                              Em                                      Bm
 The stars are burning,  I hear your voice in my mind
 D
 Can't you hear me calling
A                                              Em                        Bm
 My heart is yearning, like the ocean that's running dry
                        D
 Catch me I'm falling

A                                  Em                    Bm                D
 It's like the ground is crumbling underneath my feet (won't you save me)
A                                    Em                         Bm               D
 There's gonna be a monsoon when you get back to me, oh baby


(Chorus):
A                                     Em
 I'm missing you so much,  can't help it I'm in love
Bm                       D
 A day without is like a year without rain
A                                 Em
 I need you by my side,  don't know how I'll survive
Bm                              D
 A day without you is like a year without
A         Em    Bm         D 
 Ra-a-a-a-a-a-ain, oh oh oh
                A             Em             Bm
 Woa-oh-oh  oh-oh-oh  oh-wo-oh


(Bridge):
      G                                A
 So let this drought come to an end
         D/F#                  Bm
 And make this desert flower again
           G
I'm so glad you found me
A
Stick around me
D/F#                      Bm
Baby, baby, baby, ooh
         G                                A
It's a world of wonder with you in my life
     D/F#                     Bm
So hurry, baby, don't waste no more time
            G                         A
  And I need you here, I can't explain
           D/F#              Bm
 But a day without you, is like a year without
A          Em     Bm         D 
 Ra-a-a-a-a-a-ain, oh oh oh


(Chorus):
A                                     Em
 I'm missing you so much,  can't help it I'm in love
Bm                       D
 A day without is like a year without rain
A                                 Em
 I need you by my side,  don't know how I'll survive
Bm                              D
 A day without you is like a year without
A         Em    Bm         D 
 Ra-a-a-a-a-a-ain, oh oh oh
                A             Em             Bm
 Woa-oh-oh  oh-oh-oh  oh-wo-oh


(Outro):
 A            Em           Bm
 Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh


*          *          *          *          *          *          * 

xoxoxoxoxoxo,
Zoya <3

Monday, 8 September 2014

Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift - Guitar Chords

Hey all!

Flashback to six years ago; Me and my family were all curled up on the sofa, searching for a movie that all of us could watch (for god's sake, I was five!) when my father suddenly stopped at MTV. There were some kind of awards going on - and there she was, Taylor Swift, performing solo in this pretty white dress, her hair in delicate curls. The volume was then turned up, and I could hear her clearly, though I only remember two lines, "He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar/ The only thing that's got me wishing on a wishing star". So simple, though so dramatic.

Back to 2014 (!). Two days ago, while in total guitar lockdown mode, I remembered the song (!) and within two hours, I learned the lyrics, chord positions, and tempo (!!!!!). Today I played it for our music class and it went really well! (+Anusha Riaz!!!!!)
Anyway, here are the chords! Happy strumming!

Teardrops On My Guitar
                               - Taylor Swift

Tuning: Standard, Capo 3rd Fret
Tone: G
Tempo (Metronome): 99 - 100 BPM

Intro: G  Em  C  D 

(Verse 1)
G       Em        C       D
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see
G        Em                C            D
That I want and I’m needing, everything that we should be
Em                               C
I'll bet she’s beautiful, that girl he talks about
G                                            D
And she’s got everything that I have to live without


G       Em       C       D
Drew talks to me, I laugh cause it’s so damn funny
G        Em            C    D
That I can’t even see, anyone when he’s with me
Em                                C
He says he’s so in love,    he’s finally got it right
G                                       D
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night


(Chorus)
G                                   D
He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Em                                          C
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
G                              D                                              Em             C
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do


(Verse 2)
G       Em         C     D
Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can’t breathe?
G                   Em                C
And there he goes so perfectly
                    D
The kind of flawless I wish I could be
Em                                       C
She’d better hold him tight,   give him all her love
G                                   D
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she’s lucky cause


(Chorus)
G                                   D
He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Em                                           C
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
G                              D                                               Em          C
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do


G  Em  C  D   x2


(Bridge)
Em                                C
So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
G                                         D
I put his picture down, and maybe get some sleep tonight


(Chorus)
G                                             D
Cause he’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Em                                  C
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart
G                              D                                               Em           C
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do
               G                                       D      
He’s the time, taken up, but there’s never enough
               Em                             C
And he’s all that I need to fall into


G        Em       C      D                                     G
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see



xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
Zoya

A Greeting From...

Hey all!

You might not know who I have as a guest today...

It's...

The one and only...

HONOR HERSELF!! I'll hand it over to her.

I guess I don't need to greet now cos Zoya already has for me, but I'M SO EXCITED TO BE BACK!  
I came to visit her for a week (been here since yesterday) and she has been pushing me to post. I really don't have much to say, just wanted to say hi, so, well, hi! Truthfully, not much is new (other than the fact that I hate Andres :P) but thare's a rumor that Cindy left! :'( Imma miss her a bit too much!
Here's something funny.
(During a celeb quiz)
Anusha: OK, Zoya, I know you know nothing about him, but what is Ross Lynch's full name?
Zoya: Um... IDK... Ross Lynch... *gasp* I know! Ross Finch Lynch!
Anusha: *Death glare* No. (Tells correct answer)
Zoya: (Roaring with laughter)
Anusha: *Death glare* No.
But what really brought me back is the fact that I'm sensing that my presence will return in another identity, so I'll be here often enough in a month or two. 
Cya later! 
Honor :)
That was really sad. But hey, she'll be back. And what was with that "presence will return in another identity"...?
I guess we'll find out in a few months, according to her - let's hope she's right!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
Zoya


Monday, 1 September 2014

Lemon Delight Cake

Hey all! Sorry about the abandonment of the back-to-school countdown, but I swear once school started I began flying around. One week, and I have volunteered for the talent show, the Urdu Drama, and my own baking club is starting at school this week (yikes! More on that later).


Please ignore the hashtag on the cake...

So, August 14th was my father's birthday. And yes, that's Pakistan's Youm-e-Azaadi (independence day) too. Which explains the #IRONY on the cake.


Okay, I'm not gonna talk much now cos I'm starting to doze off right here and still have a recipe to write ×_×
So, my dad hates everything chocolate. At first I was going to make a campfire cake, but then I saw this amazing lemon meringue cake online... and my dad loves lemons ;). I left out the meringue, though, since I figured they would become soggy, but the magic remains the same.


Happy belated birthday, Dad!

INGREDIENTS

Cake:
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour

Buttercream:
1 cup softened butter
3 cups confectionary sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Optional: yellow food coloring

2 cups lemon curd


DIRECTIONS
   1.      Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 ° F ( 180 ° C ). Grease and line 3 round cake pans. Set aside. 

   2.      Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute after each addition. Stir in the remaining ingredients and pour into the prepared pans.

   3.      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

   4.      Make the frosting: whip the butter and liquids until fluffy. Add the icing sugar and beat well. If desired,  you acn add a few drops of food coloring for a vibrant color.

   5.      Assemble the cake: layer the curd and cake. Let freeze for 30 minutes before frosting. Serve.

xoxoxoxoxoxox, 
Zoya ♡


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Back to School Supplies: Year Seven Countdown #2!

Hey guys! Like I said yesterday, the countdown is ON! Yesterday I gave you guys some delectable Boston cream cupcakes, and today I give you a list of supplies for all you guys joining Years Seven, Six, Five, and more!


This is basic stuff, really, refer to the image above.
Here's the list:

• Water color
• Paintbrushes
• Highlighters
• Mechanical pencils
• Lead for pencils
• Erasers
• Ruler
• Sharpie permanent marker
• Pencil sharpeners
• Glue stick
• 12 #2 pencils
• Post-it notes
• Mini scissors

And that's it!


You'll notice this cute, furry pencil pouch in the picture. I actually stitched this myself a year ago and have been using this since. If you want to do the same, you'll need some base cloth, filler cloth, and a sturdy zipper. The rest is simply in the design.
This is really sturdy and has never failed me once!


And now, for the school bag. Toward the end of Year Six, I began to make myself get used to single-shoulder bag. It's much more convenient than a double-shoulder bag.

I happened to find this one in our 'attic' (no comment). I guess it belonged to one of my sisters, but I still love it. And yes, it says "Let's kill something!" Why not?

I hope this list and these tips help you, and good luck with the new school year!

xoxoxoxoxoxox,
Zoya