Music That Will Make Your Day

by Guinandra Jatikusumo

Listen to Gustav Mahler’s Adegietto from Symphony no. 5, or let your morning slowly pass by with Vanille’s Theme composed by Masashi Hamauzu. Order omelette with Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto + Hurts Like Heaven (let them play sequentially) in the background, and cycle or walk to your campus with their Princess of China. Between classes and before lunch, grab your favorite instrument and sing with your falsetto Jason Mraz’s A Beautiful Mess as your mind visualizes a female person you love–your older or little sister, your mother, or the girl you danced with the other night.

Now that you’ve finished dealing with numbers, words, meetings and emails, go to the gym and row while letting Muse’s Knights of Cydonia rock your afternoon. Walk back to your room while humming to Frank Ocean’s cover of Strawberry Swing.

It’s evening already, so it’s time to rest your body. Be grateful for what you did over the day, be positive, and expect tomorrow to be brighter than today. Say good night to your roommates and to anybody you love within reach.

Lastly, sleep and smile with Ed Sheeran’s Lego House in your head.

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