Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I remember you

I remember you.

You, always with a smile,

On your bright happy face.

I remember you.

You, always happy.

Always joking. Like everything in life was contented.

I remember you.

You, always worried if we didn't have anything to eat.

I remember you.

You, who saw me like your own daughter.

I remember you.

You, always understanding.

Always offering fatherly advice.

I remember you.

You, always generous.

Always giving.

I remember you.

You, and your hugs.

I remember you.

You, welcoming us at the laundromat.

I remember you.

You, whom I miss.

I remember you.

You, who left without a word.

Silently like a cat.

Quickly, like lightning.

I remember you.

You, my dearest Uncle Simon.

Happy Birthday.

I remember you.

You, always.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let's Take a Moment...

Now doesn't this remind you of a Lady Gaga performance?

But that doesn't look like Lady Gaga, does it?

So who IS this person who is leeching off Lady Gaga's style?

World, meet Jelena KarleuĊĦa.

A Serbian pop singer.

Not only is she unoriginal, she lip syncs. At least that's how I see it.

I'm pretty sure she can't really sing.

If a person NEEDS to lip sync, it just goes to show how horrible you are in singing.

Hence the need to lip sync.

Now, boys and girls, say it with me,


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why I Don't Believe In Internet Dating (part 2)

I was just going off to bed, when I had this sudden urge to check my Ymail account.

I hadn't looked into it for weeks cos I don't normally use it anymore.

First message I saw, was this:

(click to enlarge)


She made it sound like I proposed a relationship with her.....

"I am sorry for your concern with my Proposal for a relationship with you"

Uh... No need to be sorry, I am not concerned, neither did I propose anything to you.

"but I know that it will grant my request in good faith and understanding,"

So you're just gonna take up any proposal lah? Even if it's non existent? You might want to check out this dude. He'll propose to you in the next message.

"But bear in mind that Love has no colors barrier, no educational back ground barrier, no socio-economic Barrier, religious, linguistic, the nationality or distance barrier, the only important thing is love."

Uh... Okay. For one thing woman, I am straight....

For another thing, I didn't realise that you could fall in love with a person's email address, causing you to magically fall in love with the person as well. I know my email address very sexy la but tone it down, will ya?

I don't know which is freakier, this chick, or this dude .

I don't even know where she came from.

Or how she got a hold of my email, cos I never give it out to anyone unless I know the person.

Or it could be a spam mail. Yeah, let's go with that.

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's an obsession

Guilty as charged, I am a chocoholic.

I love chocolate.

If I had no fear of obesity, it'd be my staple diet.

If I were to go on a diet, the number one temptation would be chocolate.

If I were really sad/hyperventilating, it calms me down.

I doubt anyone would hate chocolate. I mean, HOW CAN YOU?

Such goodness, such sweetness, mm.

Especially those imported Belgium ones.

I tasted them before and it was like heaven in my mouth.

The chocolate literally melted at first bite.


Oh Lord, what wouldn't I give to taste it again?

Yes lah this is a very meaningless post.

I'm bored.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Where IS the Music Industry Headed?

Now can someone PLEASE explain to me WHY they kicked him out?

I don't follow the AI series that much (my schedule is borderline crazy. So it's a privilege if I get to watch anything on the television), and in this season, I only managed to watch the first episode.

This was the ONE guy who made me actually go WOW.

If it were humanly possible to melt just like that, I would have.

Out of all the contestants I watched in that episode, he was the one I remembered the most.

Because of his great voice. His ever so melting Oh My Great Granny voice.

He IMPROVED Joan Osbourne's "What If God Was One of Us".

In my books, you had to be really really good to surpass the singer of a good song.

And I thought hey, this guy has talent.

Despite the fact that he still needs to learn to control his voice, the fact remains that this dude has raw talent.

Few more lessons and he'd be mind-blowingly great.

So when I got the news from a friend yesterday (yes lah I live in a cave), I was pissed.

Because they kicked him out for a stupid reason.

They. Freaking. Edited. His. Video. And. Made. Him. Look. Like. A. Diva.


Not many singers can carry off "Man in the Mirror". All along I thought only Michael Jackson could do it.

Till Jermaine Sellers came in. (Not saying he's greater than MJ. MJ is unbeatable. Yes I'm biased)

This guy has the potential to improve the musical industry.

With so many digitally enhanced voices out there, it would really help if we had more "solidly original" voices.

Am I the only one who notices how different singers sound compared to their recorded music and onstage?

I can already list down a few....

Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne are just two examples. (I'm not saying there aren't any "original" singers out there)

Now Jermaine here, with his talent he doesn't need his voice to be digitally enhanced.

Just a few voice lessons will probably do.

And just a few weeks ago I thought he'd go far.

And they dropped him like a bomb just like that.

It's sabotage I tell you.

My friend showed me one contestant who managed to remain on the show.

And I went hey good job dude, you managed to turn an okay song to a completely horrible song.

Then I read the title -

Lee DeWyze - Fireflies (American Idol 9 TOP 16)

And I went: WHAT?? This guy made it to the top 16??? ARE THEY INSANE?

I was even more pissed.

Dahlah I was stressing over my assignments at the time.

In case you were wondering, music is something I take very seriously.

And as an on again, off again American Idol follower, seeing talent like that being beaten up by people like that, seriously turns me off.

Am I disappointed? Oh you have no idea.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Though this may be a bit too far...

Word of advice, guys: be careful of what you say to your girlfriend.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The "Anything Lah" Persona

I love people with opinions, don't you?

I mean life would be so boring without them.

You can argue and debate them.

Which is why I like opinionated people.

They have minds of their own.

They think differently.

Mereka mempunyai PENDAPAT.

I have this thing, when I start talking to an unopinionated person, and when the fella starts agreeing with everything I say, I'd get irritated.

I mean, if you really do agree with me on everything then fine la.

I'm talking about people who don't give an opinion every time, even when they're asked for it.

Like in a discussion with teammates, you turn to everyone after making a long winded speech about Why Pig Can Fly, and ask: "Am I right???"


Okay maybe this isn't such a good example.

But what if after that you continuing by saying how you think the pigs can fly, and the ways you think they can do it.

And you turn to them and ask: "what do you think?"

And they say: "Oh I dunno. Whatever you say."

And they say the same thing to every topic you have.

I don't know about you, but I found it very annoying.

And boring.

I mean, don't you people have any suggestions?

Any "actually, I think...."?


It's like talking to robots.

No thoughts.

No feelings.

Got la, but they follow everything the first person says.

Like a flock of sheep, really.

There's got to be something more up in that noggin' RIGHT??

Isn't that what the human brain is for (I am not saying that they are stupid, please don't take this personally.)?

If we were all under the oppression of some ruthless leader then I can understand.

But we're not.

We happen to be (almost) free individuals with the ability to think and speak (well, with limits) freely.

So isn't there anything that you people can have an opinion on?

It's okay to be neutral.

I'm not saying being "flexible" isn't okay.

All I'm saying is that we each need to have some sort of opinion on things.

Not to say you MUST have an opinion on EVERYTHING lah.

But I'm sure that when someone starts a debate, you'd have an opinion on SOMETHING right?

So, speak your mind.

No one's gonna kill you for it.

Well, unless you do it at the wrong time or to the wrong person.

That's a whole different thing.

Even speaking your mind needs a modicum of tact.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Spotlight: On Yuna

Alright, it's a Malaysian singer.

I don't normally listen to Malaysian singers, but this girl totally got me hooked.

I couldn't believe that she was a Malaysian singer.

Deeper Conversation was the first song I ever heard from her.

And from then on, my perception of Malaysian artists changed.

Yuna, whose actual name is Yunalis Zarai, was born on November 14, 1984.

Her birthplace is in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

She is an independent singer/songwriter who has been writing songs since she was 14 years old.

Her first performance of her own songs was when she was 19.

On a side note, Yuna was also a law student at Universiti Teknologi MARA.

She completed her studies in 2009.

She also owns a blogshop (iamjetfuel.blogspot.com) as a side project.

Yuna's musical influences come from a few of my own personal favourite artists such as Feist, Coldplay, Bob Dylan and The Cardigans.

Her music is pretty much between easy listening and a bit of jazz.

It's the kind of music you'd wanna listen to in a cafe, if it were a live performance it'd be even better.

Yuna describes her music as "a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay".

I'm seeing the Coldplay part, but I don't get the Mary Poppins area.

It was due to the strong following she gained in MySpace that Yuna rose successfully in the Malaysian Indie scene.

Her band members are Farhan Fadzlishah on guitars, Efry Arwiz on bass, and Adli Ali on drums.

Though I doubt Yuna would make it to the international scene (unless she migrates), I do believe she has some promise in Malaysia.

But then again, indie isn't meant to be famous. It's meant to stay untapped, untouched , original and definitely NOT mainstream.

But if you're into indie, this is definitely a girl you wanna watch out for. :)

Friday, March 05, 2010

What Happens When People Market a Movie Wrongly: Part 2

Last year, I posted up something about Bandslam.

So I finally got my hands on the movie and made myself watch it, just to see if the information was correct.

And boy, was it ever.

Not only did they project the image of this movie wrongly, they also managed to churn it into a High School Musical copycat. As if that was gonna sell.

They appealed to the HSM/Disney fans who (I bet) were probably largely disappointed when they got out of the cinema because they were expecting a HSM/Camp Rock-ish movie.

But no, they got a quirky, unique, Juno-like film about a boy who obsessively writes letter to David Bowie (and never getting an answer).

And the target audience that they SHOULD be appealing to, were probably already largely turned off by the poster.

These people sold the movie a la Vanessa Hudgens and Aly Michalka - Big mistake. Hudgens and Michalka were only side characters. The person in the limelight was Gaelan Connell, the guy who plays Will Burton.

And they made the supporting actresses seem like the main characters.

And hello, Vanessa Hudgens played a goth girl. WHY IS SHE SMILING SO HAPPILY IN THE POSTER IF SHE'S GOTH??

I'll admit, despite finding all that info about the film, I was skeptical (can't be too careful these days).

So I half expected some character to suddenly burst into a song a la a musical.

But no one did, unless the band was playing (it's a movie about a battle of the bands competition so go figure).

Plus, due to my perception of Vanessa Hudgens and Aly Michalka as "Disney people", I doubted that they could pull off an indie film (that is not to say that they are horrible actresses).

To my surprise they managed to pull it off. Well, Aly pulled it off better than Vanessa. Vanessa looked like she was trying too hard in the beginning. To me lah.

What Bandslam really is, is an Indie film in Disney-fied clothing. It's actually very Juno.

The plot was.... predictable, yet not all that predictable at all. Which was something I liked.

You could see where the story was going, but there were a few twists.

And the music was surprisingly good.

Dear Rob Freidman, just because you have two very famous actresses, doesn't mean you can always use their star power to bring audiences in. There is always a better way to market this.

You're bringing in the wrong people, which can kill a good product.

I think it's a waste that a pretty good movie got butchered just 'cos of the lousy marketing. It's a shame, really.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

You Take My Breath Away

Check it! it's Rachael Yamagata's newest song!

You Take My Troubles Away by Rachael Yamagata and Dan Wilson.

Part of the soundtrack from Dear John. :)

This song has a very light and easy tune, a huge difference from Ms. Yamagata's last duet with Ray LaMontagne.

Duet, from the New Moon soundtrack, which has a very sorrowful tune.

I actually expected You Take My troubles Away to be about as emo as Duet, but I was wrong.

Old words
when there's so much to tell,
and I don't know when I'll be there again.

In life, when you're driven away,
Will you recognize the one who returns?
Sweet one,
the beauty that you are in the dawn
Dear love,
all I ask is that you hold on.

Nonetheless, it is still a beautiful song.

However, I don't really hear much of Dan Wilson's vocals.

It was more like Rachael's voice was highlighted throughout the song,

And Dan Wilson was more of "background music".

Or it could be because Rachael's voice is very distinct.

Other than that I have no problems. :)

From the moment I heard about it, I've been searching frantically all over Google to have a listen at this song. Needless to say, I wasn't very successful.

That is, until Chester posted it up on my wall for me.

For that I am very grateful indeed. :)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Project Mad Hatter

Ladies and gents, I bring you the sculpture model for my Visual Communication I final class assignment.

Look familiar?

No shit, the Mad Hatter CAN look madder.

Or evil. :)

Thanks to a bit of photoshopping, this guy got a fright job.

He is gonna take up 70% of my time, and will probably be the cause of me losing 10kgs at the end of the project.

I know it's gonna be hard, but you have no idea how psyched I am to complete this.

It's gonna look so cool! Wish me luck! :D


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