Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Is What Short Semester Is Doing To Me...


Lately very busy with assignments and tests... Lack of rest, eat, and creativity....
My brain cells are dying, as in, brain cell massacre...
I need a new brain...

PS: I am mostly insane now... Due to lack of sleep and high caffeine in blood...
Somebody... SAVE ME!!!

PPS: Yea, today I received a surprising news. I didn't expect it at all... Went for fun... But I nailed the job... So Lord have mercy on my soul... Hope that I can learn everything I can from this experience without stressing out myself too much... ;)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour -- What Exactly Is The Point?

28 March 2009-- a date so widely publicized and promoted. This is the day where we human celebrate Earth Hour, where we are suppose to off all our lights at 8.30pm to 9.30pm as our vote to Mother Earth.

At first, I was fairly supportive of the idea, because it really raise awareness around the world. We even have a group of people walking around in the university campus promoting the event and from what I heard, a small parade going on in Westlake during the hour to encourage people to vote for Earth.

After that hour, I feel like this whole thing is just another useless thing. Now, don't get me wrong. I did say that this was a good idea, just that it didn't work.

I was back at my hometown during the weekend. My neighbours and coursemates were all very excited about this. They were even planning on how to celebrate Earth and all. I myself off everything, fan and laptop included. My neighbours did the same too. But when the 9.30pm mark passed, it was business as usual. All the lights were on, all the fans were on, my neighbour even had the air-con on after that mere one hour!! Prior to the event, I even got some really stupid questions like, "Off lights only hor? Fan no need hor?" and "Perfect, so dark... Can we watch movie?"

What, exactly, is the point of this Earth Hour when everyone got so excited and started talking about voting for Earth, but once the "curfew" passed, everyone go back to wasting energy? Isn't saving energy the whole point of Earth Hour? Earlier a friend of mine brought up an issue, where everyday, every hour, the citizens of Earth are wasting energy. Will one hour of darkness really bring a difference? I thought she was being sceptical, but she was right. (Please don't say 'I told you so,')

People, if you are so in love with earth, why don't you start by stop using so much plastic bags? Use shopping bags or carry them with your hands. And please don't waste money buying those black or blue rubbish bags... The chemicals and materials used to produced them isn't exactly energy saving, not to mention enviromentally polluting. Use the biodegradeble plastic bags from Tesco and Jusco instead, they are big enough. Next time, when you buy food or something, try not to use that much of plastic bags. I find it utterly pointless where you use a plastic bag when you buy one packet of rice, where you will eat in the next hour and throw the polystyrene box and the bag right after that. Worse still, do you really need that extra plastic bag to put your Gardenia or High Five bread in where the bread is already in a good enough plastic bag?

And speaking of hypocracy, any events or functions promoting environmental causes, please stop distributing coloured-printed paper flyers on colour paper, for God's sake. Those colour papers are made from trees and dyed with colouring chemicals. And the colour ink that you use for printing? The waste cannot be decomposed properly and does leave an impact on the environment.

People, if you are really concern about the environment, try to be environmentally friendly. A piece of paper has two sides, try not to throw them away after using only one side. And yellowish old paper is still paper. Use them!! And also, try not to waste water too. Turn the tap off when you are brushing your teeth, or not washing something.

If you really love Earth, you don't need an Earth Hour to cast your votes.
If you really love Earth enough, every hour of your life is Earth Hour and your actions will speak louder as a vote.

PS: I do not deny that at times, I waste energy too. But I try to be as Green as possible. The steps suggested above are just a few things that we can do for Earth. If this post offended anyone, I sincerely apologised. This is purely my opinion. But seriously, will one hour of darkness make a difference to a lifetime of energy-wasting habits?

Tears In Heaven

Tears in Heaven... Currently addicted to this song... Haha.. I am going to learn this song this week!!

~Wish me luck... Not easy tau~~

I Will ComeTo You

When I was down, a dear friend of mine gave me this song. This song, has very meaningful lyrics. It literally made me laugh and cry at the same time. So I would like to thank this friend of mine, for standing by me and be my pillar of strength when I was at my weakest.

Click HERE to download song.

When you have no light to guide you
And no one to walk beside you
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you
When the night is dark and stormy
You won't have to reach out for me
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you
Sometimes when all your dreams may have seen better days
And you don't know how or why, but you've lost your way
Have no fear when your tears are fallin'
I will hear your spirit callin'
And I swear I'll be there come what may

When you have no light to guide you
And no one to walk beside you
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you
When the night is dark and stormy
You won't have to reach out for me
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you

'Cause even if we can't be together
We'll be friends now and forever
And I swear that I'll be there come what may
When the night is dark and stormy
You won't have to reach out for me
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you
We all need somebody we can turn to
Someone who'll always understand
So if you feel that your soul is dyin'
And you need the strength to keep tryin'
I'll reach out and take your hand

When you have no light to guide you
And no one to walk beside you
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you
When the night is dark and stormy
You won't have to reach out for me
I will come to you
Oh I will come to you

PS: To those of you who have walked away from me, even when I am alone... Well, I can only offer to be with you when you need me around. As a friend, that is so much I can do for you, even when you fail to do the same for me...

ROCK THE WORLD... and smile rocking!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Chronicles of Bicycle : Guy with NO Balls

Today, I was nonchalantly cycling back to my house from campus. When going down the slope, a guy was coming from the opposite direction. He was looking at his handphone and I assume that he was sms-ing. I shouted at him, he looked up and ~KABOOM~ Our bikes collided, head on.

We both fell to the ground. The handle of the bike hit me in the chest and stomach. I was sitting on the ground, clutching to my stomach. That guy just got up, cursed a very rude word at me, and sped away. Amazingly, there were a lot of passer-by, but none stop.

After the initial shock, I examined the bicycle. Oh boy... My front rim was completely out of shape. I can't even cycle!! And the boy ran away.

So...

I was involved in a hit-an-run where I am the victim... WTF~~
My bike repair cost me a whole week's allowance... WTF~~
There is this huge blue black on my stomach now... WTF~~
And I didn't get a good look at the ball-less bastard... WTF~~

This, ladies and gentleman, is the perfect example of the mannerism of ball-less male. This guy hit a girl where it was his fault, he didn't apologise, let alone help the girl up or anything. Instead, he had the "balls" to curse and worst, he sped off!! OMG~~ That is sooooo irresponsible, and he call himself a university student... Shame on him...

This is what happen to my front rim.

From the side, you can see the extend of its "bengkok-ness".

RIP bike rim. You have served me well... T_T

PS: This guy wears spectacles and has spiky hair. He wears a white jacket carrying a Nike bag. If anyone of you guys know a guy that fits this description and had bike damage on this very fateful day, please tell him, I don't expect any disciplinary action to be taken but hey boy, time to grow some balls...

Stand By Me

Okay... This song is hopelessly in my head... YY inspired me to learn this song and I did found the tabs and was spending the last 2 days pratising it...

Now this song is so hopelessly in my head... With the fret number, as I was nonchalantly reciting it over and over again for almost half an hour to Vanezsha...

Download song HERE.

And just in case anyone wants to sing along...

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me


PS : Thanks to my family and friends for standing by me through this rough patch of my life. Thanks for putting up with my mood swings and endless whining... I promise that tomorrow will be a better day for me and everyone!! Thank you for standing by me!!

When I can play this song really really well, I shall dedicate it to all of you who stood by me, through thick and thin.

Great Music for Great Soul

Today... Actually don't know wana post what... But feel like writing something... So... I take the opportunity to promote a blog here...

Sensei's World... Sensei is a relatively new blogger. With his new found knowledge of blogging, he is having a great time posting a post avalanche lately. His blog is mainly of reviews of great music for the soul. And of course, there are free downloads too... If you are feeling down, maybe can try out a song or two to lift your spirit... If you just feel like you need some peace, maybe can download some really nice new age songs to listen to...

Anyway, this blog is worth taking a look at...
Visit http://senseisworld.blogspot.com/=p

Enjoy the great musis for great souls...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Insignificant

By the window sill
Staring at the sky
Dark sky
Is it going to rain tonight?

A speck of dust gathered in memories
A tiny marble among the colourful world
A tiny star in the universe
An insignificant patch of your life
Maybe that is what I am to you

I am a shooting star
One that came with a trail of light
And disappeared into the night
Reduced to dust
Already forgotten


I used to believe that everyone on Earth is here for a purpose. I used to believe that a small deed may change the world, even in the smallest possible way. Today, I am not sure about that anymore...
And since don't know when, I actually start to believe in the power of prayer... Maybe God gave me this rough patch of life so that I can learn to be thankful when life gets better.

A Walk by Faith

Believe,
A man without dreams has nothing.

Faith,
We walk by faith and not by sight.

Trust,
Close your eyes and be guided.

Grace,
Win with glory, lose with even more grace.

Joy,
Let the world be a better place.

Lost,
Get lost once in a while to be rediscovered.

Death,
It is nothing but a beginning of another journey.

Life,
Live life to the fullest because that's all you've got.


I am feeling a little down today. Maybe because of the assignment stress and certain non-work related stressors... Anyway, I am listening to Faryl Smith's Amazing Grace and got inspired to write this short post. I am not a religious person, but today, I would like to think that some higher power up there is working something for me...

I pray today, that I have the strength and courage to face the challenges that He put in my life and be a better person after each day. After all, learning is the purpose of life, non?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

自觉·梦

This song is by a very talented Korean pianist Jeon Su Yeon. At this very moment, this song kinda suit my mood perfectly... Thus I got the inspiration to write something. (Why do great poetic inspiration always come when I am down? Am I destined to be just another melancholic writer?)

I dedicate this poem to a person, whom may not even take the time to read this post, or don't even read this blog. But nonetheless, still I dedicate this to you...

DOWNLOAD SONG HERE

从前,
有一个梦,
一个美的梦,
一个充满期望的梦,
一个永远都不想醒的梦--

梦中,失去自觉,
总觉得,
有多恐险,也不怕。。。
因为有一双温暖的手,
会把烈火变成雪花,
会把尖石变成棉花。。。

然后,
有了自觉。。。
懂了道理,明了人生,
看透了面膜,
不舍得,也含泪,
亲手打破了梦。。。

那十三张纸条,
湿了。。。
那每一个灯柱,
暗了。。。
那水瓶里的水,
倒了。。。
那装在玻璃瓶的心,
碎了。。。
那一直握在心里的承诺,
失了。。。
那一刀,
桶进了心房。。。

梦,完了。
是时候醒了。。。
同样的梦,不会发两次;
让它留在记忆算吧。。。

这梦,不属于我。。。


~~刚睡醒。真的发了一个梦,一个我不想醒的梦,然后听到这一首歌,觉得很触景伤情,就不知道为什么写了一堆东西上来。。。
在骗自己吗?在隧复自己吗?不懂。。。很莫名其妙咯。。。呵呵。。。~~

To My Pa And Ma

24 March 1984...

Is the historical day in my family. It is the day where my parents were joint in holy matrimony. Till this day, they are still happily married and very much in love with each other.

24 March 2009

Today is the day where your marriage reached its 25th anniversary. May your love to each other continue to grow with each day. 25 years of marriage and still counting... That is an achievement!! Congratulations!!

As the eldest child, there isn't much that I can do except to present this gift to my beloved parents with my brother... Hope you guys like it!

The photo frame and the card


The photo frame with quotes
~I spent the entire night sleepless looking for those quotes~~

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8

~Those are the words written on the card~

Sorry I couldn't be home to celebrate with you guys...
And a big thanks to Xin Yi who spent hours hunting gifts with me... And Gor Gor for suggesting beautiful quotes, though I didn't use them...


HAPPY 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, MOM AND DAD!!
YOU GUYS ROCK TO THE MAX!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Think

I was doing this quiz after hours of trying my hands at web page design...
Really helped me relax...




You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don't have enough time to take it all in.



You love learning. Whether you're in school or not, you're probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you're not learning, you're busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you've experienced.



Think... Well... I think I am really a thinker. I am always busy thinking of the present, reflecting of the past and imagining the future... What is the point of life if you've gone through your without learning anything, or understanding anything? I don't mean like understanding some big life and faith thing. At least, understand yourself and know your purpose. And that requires a lot of thinking!! Well, mankind are given brains for a reason-- THINK!!

Practising HTML

Just Playing Around





Tomorrow is Web Page Practical Test. I am writing this entire thing in HTML code...
Yeah... I am a little freak out... So I better practice a bit now... I am a complete noob in web page design...


Web Page Design... Something that I really want to learn... But not really good at it... Praying hard that I don't screw up tomorrow.


By the way, I am listening to Taylor Swift's new album, Fearless. Very nice album. She writes beautiful songs and lyrics that I can relate too.


Oh my God... What am I doing? On the brink of doing a review when I am suppose to actually pratice my HTML? Never mind... I shall use this as an opportunity to brush up my skills...


Taylor Switft's new album has 13 songs.



The list are as follows:



  1. Fearless

  2. Fifteen

  3. Love Story

  4. Hey Stephen

  5. White Horse

  6. You Belong With Me

  7. Breathe

  8. Tell Me Why

  9. You're Not Sorry

  10. The Way I Loved You

  11. Forever &ambersen Always

  12. The Best Day

  13. Change



For more information of the album, click HERE

To view song list in album, click HERE



I am simply playing with HTML. Please don't shoot me for showing off... Or condemn me for being so low-tech... I admit that I suck in web page design...


By the way, the world

ROCKS!!!


Stay Cool~~





I wonder why the paragraph tag create that awful lot of space in blogspot... Hhmm

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pirates of The Caribbean

I am learning the Pirate's Theme lately. Found the simplest tabs on earth... Yea, I finally learnt how to read tabs... And have been practising ever since... I am so envious of YY, who can just play any song just by identifying notes... Wish I can do that too!

Anyway... This is my main inspiration to learn this song... Sungha Jung still rocks for a 12 year old kid, playing like a pro!!



Look at how fast his fingers move!! JEALOUS~~~

PPSMI - Still debating?

I blogged this in response to a post by Henry Yew on PPSMI.
Orginal article : http://yewhenry.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/ppsmi-what-now/

These post is written entire based on my personal experience and the thoughts are of my personal opinion. Apologies to those that I have offended in any way and all are welcome to debate on this topic.

PPSMI, or Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris, focused on the issue of teaching of Science and Mathematics in English Language. It was implemented in Malaysia in 2003 at Primary 3 and Secondary Form 1. I was actually amazed and disgusted that they are still debating on this issue.

I myself, was the guinea pig for this implementation. ( I was a Form 1 student in 2003) At that time, many agreed and objected to the implementation. No doubt, I was worried about the transition as I was learning Maths and Science in my mother tongue for 6 years in primary school. At first, it was hard. And the fact that I was from a Chinese- medium Primary School and not strong in English Language didn't help much either. I still vividly remember the times where I spent hours looking at the Chinese-English Terminology Guide and revising these 2 subjects religiously. But at time passed, I was getting better at these 2 subjects and also discovered my love for Science.

When I was reading the original post by Henry Yew, I was practically shaking my head. It has been 6 years since the teaching of Maths and Science in English started and the first batch of "guinea pigs" are now in University. And yet, they are still objecting to this policy, over unsubstantial reason like the quality of Bahasa Melayu will deteriorate. As far as I remember, only Science and Maths are taught in English while other subjects such as Sejarah, Geografi, Pendidikan Moral and many more are still being taught entirely in Bahasa Melayu. Does teaching of the two important subjects in English really affect the quality of Bahasa Melayu that much? Plus, the quality of Bahasa Melayu is still deteriorating with or without PPSMI, as the Malays themselves are in endless abuse of their own mother tongue. All kinds of slangs and words are borrowed from English, not to mention the many wrong usage of words and phrases by the Malays themselves. I think if they really want to improve the quality of Bahasa Melayu, why don't they focus on improving the usage of the language itself rather than condemning PPSMI.

Moreover, we cannot deny that English is indeed the lingua franca in this modern world. All major universities using English as the main medium of teaching. Most academic references are written in no other than the English Language. Hell, the number of people using English as communication seriously out-numbered those who use Bahasa Melayu. Even the China emphasised on the importance of English when Mandarin is the most widely spoken language on Earth. Imagine the cultural and linguistic shock of a student studying aboard, where everything has to be translated from English into Bahasa Melayu. I think I need not mention a certain well-known student from Malaysia dropped out of Oxford University after a mere 2 weeks, because she cannot understand lectures in English. In university level, I think that it is simply not affordable for a student to be flipping a bilingual dictionary while all the other students are already busy learning new things.

Additionally, some sources cited that they are objecting to the idea of PPSMI because students are not good in English. To me, that is simply unreasonable. The point of education is to learn. What is the point of doing something we already know while there are so much to be learnt outside of our own circle? Is it sufficient to be wallowing in our own comfort zone while the world improve by facing challenges? Students who are not good in English should take effort to improve in the language instead of wasting time, complaining about it. Teachers who are not strong in English also should take initiative to learn the language. And I seriously beg the teachers who are not in English to put aside their pride and learn from the students who are better in English than themselves. A true scholar should be one who is not afraid to embrace uncertainty and learn the most from it, not the one who scored the most A's or get a CGPA of 4.0.

Some suggest that we revert to teaching of Maths and Science back to Bahasa Melayu. I strongly disagree with this idea as the government has already spent billions of ringgits preparing and training the teachers to teach the two subjects in English. Plus, do we really want to sacrifice another badge of guinea pigs? I think the policy of revamping our education in using Bahasa Melayu as the main medium many years ago was a mistake. The quality of language and culture was so much better in those days. An old man, the cafeteria uncle, your next door auntie, may be able to speak English more fluent than your own English teacher. Why? Because the level and quality of education back then was way more effective than now. Our entire education system focus only on rote learning and scoring A's. What happen to the simple joy of learning and discovery? The implementation of PPSMI breathed a new breathe of air into the education system where now, our students are better prepared for the world who uses English as the main language of communication. Reverting back to Bahasa Melayu will only push our education standard back to its hole.

Thus, I urge the policy setters to actually look at the big picture, or rather the world map, instead of fretting over small matters. It is the future of the country and her citizens that we are looking at. Please don't play with it like switching channels on television and please don't forget that not all students in Malaysia are Malays. The Chinese and Indians have their own mother tongue too. Does that mean that we should start teaching subjects in Hokkien, Hakka, Tamil and so on?

Quotes for the Heart

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else.
It is over, but yet, it is not completely over...

If you love me, let me know. If not, please gently let me go.
Do not waste time on the person who is not willing to waste time on you...

Some of the greater things in life are unseen thats why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream...
Close your eyes and feel it with your soul... That feeling will stay in your heart forever...

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.
Forget the bad times, remember the good times and cherish every moment of it... Forgetting it merely means losing a crucial part of yourself...

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Love is like dark chocolate... Three parts bitter, one part sweet... But many still love to eat it...

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be.
To love is to let go...

Don't let someone become your everything, because when they're gone you have nothing!
How true!! "Forever" do not exist!!

Love is never wanting to lose faith, never wanting to give up, and never truly moving on. Love is knowing and praying in the deepest part of what's left of your heart that they feel the same.
But sometimes, giving up is the only choice... Because they might not feel the same anymore...

I dont know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every part of my body is broken too.
The heart is the vessel of the soul. When the heart is broken, so is the soul...

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
I love this one!! Everything happens for a reason and they are merely obstacles... Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong ones before we meet the right one. So that we can be grateful when we meet the right one...

When breaking up with my boyfriend, he told me "You'll never find anyone like me ever!" I thought to myself " I should hope not. You're the kind I want to get rid of."
A wacky one here!! But at certain situation it is true... What for keeping something that do not belong to you?

The ones that you love the most are usually the ones that hurt you the most.
I couldn't agree more with this one... Because the deeper the love, the deeper the cut and some may never heal...

When someone says they love you, it just means they love you for that day. The next day they could be running away with your best friend!
Another wacky one!! Lesson of the quote: Choose your lover with care and choose your friends with even more care!!

Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Most of the times, it is the imperfection that make he/she perfect...

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Say you love a person, only and only if, you can accept who he/she really is...

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
What is the meaning of life, when it is only loneliness? Better to loved and lost, than to never love at all... ~Ernest Hemmingway~

~Was looking at some quotes for a special occasion... And found a bunch of quotes that I can personally relate to... The comments are just my two cents... They are open for comments and rebuttal... Enjoy...

Love... What is love?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tagged by Amy... Again~~ (Thanks gal!!)

1. What is the meaning of a Friend?
When you are flying high, friends are those that will ask if you are tired of flying instead of how high you've achieved.

2. What is your favourite thing to do ?
Sleep, eat, blog, movies, songs, guitar!!! And... a lot more... Life is full of fun what!!

3. If you are given a chance to reverse your life, will you go back to the past ?
Nope. Past is what makes me who I am today.

4. How old are you?
Nineteen

5. Is there someone in your heart right now ?
Sorta... But it doesn't matter...

6. Do you feel love in this world ?
Of course!! I have great friends and an even greater family!!

7. What are you afraid to lose the most ?
My family.

8. What do you wish to do now?
Learn to play Canon Rock like Funtwo (That is like... an impossible dream... T_T)

9. If there's someone that you love, would you confess to him/her ?
Depends... But like I say... It doesn't matter.

10.Do you think you are special?
Everyone is!!!

11. What are the requirements that you do not wish from your other half?
It is one's imperfection that makes him perfect for me...

12. What do you think is your purpose in life?
I am still in the journey of discovering it...

13. Do you hate yourself sometimes ?
At times...

14. If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A never-ending feast... That doesn't really answer the question right? Hhmm...

15. If you had a choice to be rich or happy, which one would you pick?
Happy!! Why live a sad life with lotsa money?

16. If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?
Nothing crucial actually... Maybe to be a nicer and friendlier person...

17. What is the most prized possession that you wish you can bring to Heaven?
My heart and soul

18. Name one love song that you have in mind and why?
Latika's Theme... Every time I listen to the song I feel a different kind of intense feeling...

19. What is your plan when you become an old man or old woman?
Have a peaceful life with my other half in somewhere beautiful like Europe or somewhere...

20. Do u think your Life is meaningful enough?
At the moment... YEA!! I try to feel as alive as possible every second... We may never know when we are leaving this world!!



You're next!

~Ben
~YY (Even though I know you might not do this)
~Zac
~I don't know... Anyone la...

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Frown?
Don't.
Someone might be in love with that smile.

Mourn?
There isn't much forlorn.
Life is too short to be gloomy.

Care?
Depends.
Some might just disregard it.

Love?
Definitely.
Love thy friends, love thy enemies more.

The pursuit of happiness,
Begins at the heart.
Why be surrounded with misery
When there is so much to feel in?

PS: Don't know why I suddenly wrote this. It is just a feeling, that I deeply felt today. Maybe because of an angel hit me right on the head, made me realised something. Anyway, thank you for those who walk with me, smile with me and cry with me. Life cannot be any kinder to me...

And to you... Please don't shortchange yourself for others because your unique characteristic do not deserved to be hidden away by other people's judgement.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tagged by Amy... Again

Directions: Once you’ve been tagged, you’ve to write a blog or a note on Facebook with 16 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end, choose 10 people to tag, listing their names & why you choose them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment (”you’re it”) and to read your blog. You can’t tag the person that tagged you. Since you can’t tag me, let me know when you’ve posted your blog/note, so I can see your weirdness. (:

1. I am a guitar addict these days.
2. I think a lot lately...
3. Eating is the best way to release stress or let go of something.
4. I put my thoughts and opinion into poems... Though they are still weird...
5. Music influence my mood... in a BIG way...
6. Sometimes I hope that you will leave me alone...
7. I try to enjoy life as much as possible.. you only live once right?
8. I dream of a life with purpose.
9. Sometimes, I wish that I don't care so much...
10. I want to travel around the world.
11. I like the rain and I seriously wanna dance in the rain and get wet...
12. I seriously dislike hypocrites and chauvinist.
13. I want to be able to play guitar like Sungha Jung or Funtwo one day...
14. I hope people will have the courage to accept others as who they are... And stop comparing and complaining.
15. I have the best Gor Gor around...
16. The first time someone pray for me in the Christian way... I nearly cry...

I would like to tag:

1. Ben (cause I wana see how weird you are)
2. Young (I know you don't do tags... But I'm sure you are an interesting person)
3. YY (I wana see updates)
4. Zac (No updates on your blog too)
5. Cheryl (Cause this will be your first tag)
6. Anyone... No many actually read my blog... So... Whatever...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More Accurately... Canon Addiction

Ever since I caught the Canon addiction from watching Funtwo, I've been looking for videos in YouTube..
And guess what happened? I am now swelling with envy!! My goodness... Found some kids playing canon.. And am totally impressed. And look at their faces!! They made it look so easy, like playing Mary Had A Little Lamb on guitar. I am so jealous!!

Enjoy...





By the way, I found the tabs to Canon Rock by Funtwo. It is 21 pages long... 21 freaking pages long... Gosh... How can he actually remember all the notes?

Funtwo Addiction

I found out a fact that made me drop my jaw...

Funtwo, the celebrity guitarist in YouTube... is a self-taught guitarist.
Earlier, I posted a video of him playing Canon Rock... And since, I cannot stop watching Funtwo videos... I am so addicted to Funtwo and his fingers!! They are like octopus, flapping all across the fret to make those wonderful sounds... Can I ever be like that?

This is my favourite, besides Canon Rock...
Enjoy...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sharing~

I got some of these quotes from an email and it really make sense to me... So I thought of sharing with anyone out there. May the quotes inspire something within you as they had in me.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
How true. Someone might be fighting against peer pressure, social images, a broken family, and many more.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
I don't really get it. Why some people want to spend their lives miserable for centuries over things that they can't change... Maybe if we take everything as a blessing in disguise, life would be a whole lot positive.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
Forgive and forget... Why wana die holding a grudge?

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.
Learn violin at the age of 40! Waltz while all your street dancing friends watch! Be who you want and what you want!! It is NEVER too late!!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't.
Well, not forget... But at least don't have to try to please everyone, even those that take you for granted...

Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Life is never a bed of rose. Ships in harbour are safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ~John Shedd~

God is not judging. Who are you to judge?
Funny... This statement is exactly what is happening... Most people who are staunched in any religion usually judge people best! Maybe it is time we let go of our hypocritical self and stop judging.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ritual of the Rain

This song is actually from Slumdog Millionaire. But listening to this song, Latika's Theme, somehow made me feel anew. Like it is the beginning after a ritual of cleansing.

Download song HERE.

Close my eyes
Smell the air
The air before the rain
Damp and moist
Refreshing and calming
Soothing and comforting
I walked right into the pour

A new adventure
The beginning of all ends
Let the rain wash it away
A new leash of life
A new breathe of air
A sigh of relief
Dropped the sack of burden
Into a well
Never to retrieve
And never to look back

Break into a run
Feel the drops of rain
Hit against my cold skin
Let it run freely down my hair
To bring away every tinge of sadness
And leave behind only memories

Smile at the memories
Laugh at the moments
Where the stomach trembles
And remember the words whispered
Into the ear and the heart

The principle of life
The alpha and omega
The cleansing ritual of the rain
A new chapter of life begins

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Addiction

OMG~~
I am so addicted!!
I am addicted to playing guitar!!

Yea~~ Recently I picked up my guitar again and now I am happily strumming away my time... It is so addictive!! And the crazy need to want to play one song perfectly... It just made me spent mroe time practicing and playing!! How can an instrument be so addictive?

And also, despite my own seasoned nylon string guitar, I am also addicted to YY's brand new steel string guitar. Those string made my fingers itch like crazy and occasionally very painful too... But the seductive hum that each string produce... Oh my god... It is so worth the pain...

I've played so much on her guitar that the tips of my fingers turned hard within this week. And I am totally addicted to a song by Harlem Yu called Qing Fei De Yi... I must master the mute technique and make transitions smoother!!

Thanks to Ben for inspiring me to learn guitar...
Thanks to YY and Zac for the endless late night jamming sessions. You guys taught me so much!!
Haha...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year. This week's Friday the 13th is one of three to endure this year.
The first came last month. The next is in November. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years.

The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). By the Middle Ages, both Friday and 13 were considered bearers of bad fortune. In modern times, the superstition permeates society.

Here are five of our favorite Friday-the-13th facts:
1. Fear of Friday the 13th - one of the most popular myths in science - is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.

3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.

4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12." Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number - 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

Pythagorean legacy
Meanwhile the belief that numbers are connected to life and physical things - called numerology - has a long history.

"You can trace it all the way from the followers of Pythagoras, whose maxim to describe the universe was 'all is number,'" says Mario Livio, an astrophysicist and author of "The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved" (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Thinkers who studied under the famous Greek mathematician combined numbers in different ways to explain everything around them, Livio said.

In modern times, numerology has become a type of para-science, much like the meaningless predictions of astrology, scientists say.

"People are subconsciously drawn towards specific numbers because they know that they need the experiences, attributes or lessons associated with them, that are contained within their potential," says professional numerologist Sonia Ducie. "Numerology can 'make sense' of an individual's life (health, career, relationships, situations and issues) by recognizing which number cycle they are in, and by giving them clarity."

However, mathematicians dismiss numerology, saying it lacks any scientific merit.
"I don't endorse this at all," Livio said, when asked to comment on the popularity of commercial numerology. Seemingly coincidental connections between numbers will always appear if you look hard enough, he said.

Article adapted from http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090312/sc_livescience/5factsaboutfridaythe13th

Friday the 13th, another source I heard was that some hundreds of years back, the Templar Knights were murdered and burnt on the Friday the 13th. It was considered a black spot in the History of Christianity and somehow over the years, the idea was romaticised and scary myth came out of it. Is Friday the 13th really that scary?

Last Regrets

Found this clip on YouTube an absolutely got addicted to this song.

The guitarist is Sutekihakushaku. His techniques were great. The plucking... Make me feel like picking up my guitar immediately and start playing!! Unfortunately, I am no where near his playing. Hell, I am like a noobish beginner in guitar!!

Enjoy... And feel the song too... It feels sad and melancholic... Regrets?



Feel like taking guitar lessons too?
PS: I am such a guitar addict lately!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Canon Rock

Canon, by Johann Pachelbel, is a classical piece. I thought only violins and cello can play that song and express the feeling of it well enough. But tonight, I was proven wrong...



Ben, I salute you for attempting this piece!! And thanks for recommending me this clip!! Now I am so much more determined to learn guitar!!

The guy who is playing, whoever you are... You are a GUITAR DEMI GOD!!!

Beautiful Mind with Beautiful Music

Beautiful Mind, a movie about a maths genius, starring the legendary Russell Crowe. The movie was inspiring. But a movie can't be inspiring without some inspiring soundtrack. I managed to get my hands on the soundtrack, written by James Horner. This guy is a genius!!! The songs that he wrote... so inspiring, so thought provoking, so expressive.

I would like to share this album because at this very moment, this song inspired me. Reminds me of miracles, positive life, and of course, diamonds and smarties (for those of you that know the context)


Download entire album

1. Kaleidescope of Mathematics
2. Playing a Game of "Go"
3. Looking For The Next Great Idea
4. Creating Governing Dynamics
5. Cracking the Russian Codes
6. Nash Descends Into Parcher's World
7. First Drop Off, First Kiss
8. The Car Chase
9. Alicia Discover Nash's Dark World
10. Real or Imagined
11. Of One Heart Of One Mind
12. Saying Goodbye To Those You Love
13. Teaching Mathematics Again
14. The Prize of One's Life. The Prize of One's Mind
15. All Love Can Be
16. Closing Credits

Maybe I will upload more songs by James Horner...
Now still searching for more soundtrack by James Horner... Anyone have any good songs to share?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Personality

I was just surfing around and did some personality tests... Here are a few that I find quite interesting...




You Are the Throat Chakra



You are outspoken and eloquent. You have no problem making your opinion known.

It's likely that you're very verbal and artistic. You are creative in every aspect of your life.



You love to communicate with people. You think it's valuable to talk out ideas and issues.

You are very honest and straightforward. Speaking the truth is important to you.



Haha... I think at times me being too verbal get me into troubles... But I do enjoy honest discussion about any issues. We can learn more by listening and get more input by providing our own opinion!!




You Are a Creek



You are a dynamic, energetic person. You tend to change quickly and often.

You are spirited and gleeful. You believe it's important to live a colorful life.



You are also quite brave. You are able to look past your fears.

You have what it takes to be very heroic. If the opportunity arises, you can use your strength.



Don't know about being brave and fearless but I definitely believe in living a colourful life!! We only live once, why waste? Being heroic? I don't think so... Do the world need more heroes? Maybe not...

Personalities... Is there such thing as being complex or simple? My opinion is that there is no such thing as being complicated or simple. There are many facets to the same surface... It is simply the issue of to be or not to be... Just my two cents...

Rediscovering Old Love

Old love...
Something that I've abandoned for ages...

MY GUITAR!!!


Okay... My guitar is OLD... It was inherited... I got it from my late aunt... Used to self taught guitar when I was in Form 3... Then stopped for about 2 years because my guitar jamming "kaki"s stop playing...

Now, don't know why, there are suddenly 3 guitars in my house ( mine included) After lots of encouragement from dear YY, I picked up my old guitar and started strumming nonchalantly... Boy... I am rusty!!

Anyway... I got myself a digital tuner... And some basic chords... Gotta learn it all over again... But the fun of rediscovering old love is cool!! And I am being a bit overly ambitious here... The first song I attempted after such long period without guitar was Love Story by Taylor Swift... Lol... I suck in plucking T_T

My new picks... Lost the one someone gave me ages ago... Sorry pal... T_T

Anyhow... Need lots of practice and hopefully guidance and encouragement from anyone want a jam session and don't mind playing with a noob like me... ;)

Sorrys Not Good Enough

Had the best conversation with someone just now. Thanks for the answers and good advice... ;)

This song is dedicated to you... Maybe not really your style but still dedicated to you because I want to dedicate this to you since the big incident. But now, thanks for giving me every reason to post it here.

Download song click HERE

Good, good, good, good enough.
Good, good, good enough.
Good, good, good enough.
Good, good

I can't stop, I can't stop loving you.
You're a dreamer and dreaming's what you do,
I won't start believing that this is the end, there must be another way.
Cause I couldn't handle the thought of you going away, woah yeah.

Sorry's not good enough, why are we breaking up?
Cause I didn't treat you rough so please don't go changing.
What was I thinking of?
You said you're out of love, baby don't call this off because sorry's not good enough.

Don't stop, all those things you do.
I'm a believer and that's what gets you through,
I can't fight this feeling that this is the end,
We're in the thick of it, where will this ever end? Woah, woah.

Sorry's not good enough, why are we breaking up?
Cause I didn't treat you rough so please don't go changing.
What was I thinking of?
You said you're out of love, baby don't call this off because sorry's not good enough.

For you said you'd never leave me here, be there to hold and please me.
Sorry's just not good enough for you,
But everybody makes mistakes and that's just what we do.

Good, good, good, good enough.
Good, good, good enough.
Good, good, good enough.
Good, good.

Don't go changing, [X8]
Don't go changing (sorry's not good enough),
Don't go changing (sorry's not good enough),
Don't go changing (sorry's not good enough),
Don't go changing.

Sorry's not good enough, why are we breaking up?
Cause I didn't treat you rough so please don't go changing.
What was I thinking of?
You said you're out of love, baby don't call this off because sorry's not good enough.
Sorry's not good enough.
Sorry's not good enough

Now I am so opposite of whatever this song sings... Now the only sorry I had for you is that sorry, I took such a long time to tell you this.
May God bless you...
And FRIENDS FOREVER!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tagged by Amy~~

Starting time: 10.04am
Name: Ryanne
Sisters: ~Nil~
Brothers: One annoying brat
Shoes size: 8 or 39
Height: Tall enough
Where do you live: In my dorm room
Favourite drink: Err... A lot...
Favourite breakfast: Depends...

HAVE YOU
Been on a plane: Nope
Swam in the ocean: I can't swim T_T
Fallen asleep in school: Yup...
Broken someone's heart: I think so...
Fell of your chair: Yes!! In school!!
Sat by all night waiting for someone to call: Definitely~~
Saved e-mails: Yup, important and meaningful ones
What is your room like: Ground Zero after World War III
What's right beside you: LCD projector (I am doing this in the middle of web page practical, yikes~~)
What's the last thing you ate: Raisin Oatmeal
Ever had chicken pox: No
Sore throat: Who hasn't?
Stiches: Weirdly, NO ~given that I am so prone to accidents~
Broken nose: No. Don't hope so...
Do you believe in love at first sight: Not really
Like picnics: Depends
Who was the last person you danced with: Myself
Last made you smile: Someone
You last yelled at: Him

TODAY DID YOU
Talk to someone you like: Nope
Kissed anyone: Nope
Get sick: Nope
Talked to an ex: Nope
Miss someone: Yes.
Do you sleep with stuffed animals: Nope
What's under your bed: Nothing
Who do you really hate: No one
What time is it now: 10.10am
Is there a person who is on your mind right now: Yes
Do you have any siblings: Yes
Do you want children: When my maternal instinct start kicking in
Do you smile often: Maybe
Do you like your handwriting: Yes
Are your toenails painted: No
Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in: My parents'
What color shirt are you wearing: Blue
What were you doing at 7pm yesterday: Watching Supernatural *DEAN!!!*
I can't wait to: Get out of practical lab
When did you cry last: Not too long ago
Are you a friendly person: I don't know, you tell me?:)
Do you have any pets: Nope
Where is the person you have feelings for right now: In his class, probably forgotten me...
Did the last person you held hands with mean anything to you: Very much
Do you sleep with the TV on: Sometimes, haha...
What are you doing now: This tag.
Can you handle the truth: I'll try my best =) Honesty is, after all, the best policy...
Are you closer to mother or father: Daddy
How many people can you say you've really loved: Quite a lot actually, but maybe they don't know...
Do you eat healthily: I try to...
Have you ever cried because something someone said to you: Yes
How often do you go to church: I don't go to church... Not a Christian...
If you're having a bad day,who are you most likely to go to: Daddy or Xin Yi
Are you loud or quiet most of the time: Depends
Are you confident: Think so...

THINGS YOU DID 10 YEARS AGO
I was 9 years old 10 years ago... Can't really remember... Being a crazy and naughty kid I guess? ;)

THINGS ON MY TO DO LIST TODAY
-sleep
-watch Supernatural
-finish my tutorials on time
-try to fix the stupid internet line
-a lot more...

5 PLACES I HAVE LIVED IN
-Ipoh
-Kampar
-Cameron Highlands
-Er... Do vacation counts?

PEOPLE I TAG
- Zac ~Looking forward to interesting answers~
- YY ~Cause you long time no updates~
- Ben ~Just wanna know you better~
- Blacktan ~For fun~
- Anyone....

~SMILES~~

Monday, March 9, 2009

To Be With You

Dedicate this post to you~~
Thank you for sharing this with me...
And thanks for standing by me through the difficult times...
You make me smile when I cry...
This shall be our song!!

Download song HERE

Hold on little girl
Show me what he's done to you
Stand up little girl
A broken heart can't be that bad
When it's through, it's through
Fate will twist the both of you
So come on baby come on over
Let me be the one to show you

I'm the one who wants to be with you
Deep inside I hope you feel it too
Waited on a line of greens and blues
Just to be the next to be with you

Build up your confidence
So you can be on top for once
wake up who cares about
Little boys that talk too much
I've seen it all go down
Your game of love was all rained out
So come on baby, come on over
Let me be the one to hold you

Chorus

Why be alone when we can be together baby
You can make my life worthwhile
And I can make you start to smile

When it's through, it's through
Fate will twist the both of you
So come on baby come on over
Let me be the one to show you

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Suddenly

I have a very strong urge
An undeniable feeling
A feeling that cannot be washed away
An attraction, a strong pull
Towards the kitchen

It is 11.36pm...
And I feel like cooking something
Spaghetti with extra cheese and chicken floss?
I feel like melting a bar of chocolate in a pot
And dip fresh strawberries into it
Maybe sweet potato soup

Alas,
it is almost midnight
Better get myself a cup of Milo
And hit the sack!!

Misconceptions

I read a blog post on Young's blog and decided to do a follow-up on his post.
Original post : http://youngbanana.blogspot.com/2009/03/misconceptions-how-i-loathe-thee.html

Misconceptions, I'll start with the definition... According to Oxford Dictionary, misconception is a belief or an idea that is not based on correct information, or that is not understood by people. Meaning, it is a stereotype or some generalised ideas people get simply by judging others.

The most common misconceptions I get? Well, just to share a few with no intention of offending anyone...

Studying UTAR has to mean that you are people who came from chinese-medium schools or are well-versed in Mandarin.
How wrong!! I can't speak or write that well, just well enough to communicate!

Speaking up means that you want attention or you are simply being bossy.
To me, speaking up is a mean of communication and also a way to draw out better ideas, not a way to grab attention.

Opinions of the fairer sex doesn't matter.
Anyone who thinks like that, hello? Which century do you live in? Leave the sexist remarks somewhere in the past and stay away from parliamentary debates too.

UTAR students are poor students who study in a cheap university.
UTAR offers courses at an affordable price where the extra money can go into other things like getting better books or materials. And not everyone there are poor people, some are pretty well off too!!

Smart and intelects are nerds who do not know how to have fun.
WRONG~~ Many of my friends who are smart and clever are great people who study hard and play even harder!!

When a guy and a girl become close, there must be "something" going on...
This one is a funny one... Can't a guy and a girl be simply FRIENDS? Why must the immature thought of "something fishy is going on" come into play?

People who study Art subjects are not-so-clever people.
WRONG!! Look at the accountants, the businessman, the sociologist, the psychologist, etc... They are categorised into Arts people and yet they contribute so much to society. In fact, I disagree with the idea of putting things into Science and Arts subjects... Many discipline requires skills from both Science and Arts...

Well, I shall not bore you all by listing more misconceptions and justifying them.
However, we cannot deny the existence of a certain stereotype or discrimination that people placed upon each other just because someone else of the same gender, race or background did something similar. Maybe we can at least try not to judge others. Who are we to judge others anyway?

PS: This post is just my two cents. I apologise in advance if I have offended any party.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Would.Pain

I was listening to this song when I suddenly feel like writing something, something that I can relate to because the melody of the music really provoked something within me.

My intended target, I don't think you will ever read this.

To download song, click HERE

Would
A word so simple yet so heavy
A word so often used, but to describe nothing but a past
An incident that should have been
But yet, never quite made it
Would
It would have been but it never happened

Pain
Is never ending
Pain
It never really go away
Pain
Holding on is not easy
Pain
Letting go is not easy either
Pain
The wish to erase it all away
Pain
Because keeping it is sweeter than losing it
Pain
Is feeling alive
Pain
Sometimes it makes me feel so alive I rather die

Someone asked me if I miss you, I didn't answer. I just closed my eyes, walked away, and whispered "So much."

How Come...

How can the sight of you be so pleasant and unpleasant at the same time?

How can a simple word, a glance, a cold shrug, a stare, be so painful?

How come the burden is so heavy and yet the petite shoulders are still carrying it?

How come the flame is going off but never really dies off?

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Reader - A Review

The Reader, another Oscar- nominated movie starring a star-cast of Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet and David Kross. The Reader is a story with a simple storyline and a rather bland plot. But the stars' performance really make the movie special. The emotions displayed, the "action" of it, the dilemma, the torn-off love.


The Reader opened with lawyer Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) looking at his suitcase and several folders. He was potrayed as someone who doesn't open up to anyone. Then the movie flashback into his teens, when he was 15 years old. In post WWII era, young Michael Berg (David Kross) met an older woman, Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) and had an affair with her over the summer. He lost his virginity and also his first love to Hanna. When the affair ended mysteriously, Michael's life was devastated. When he was a law student, he met Hanna again. This time in war crime court were Hanna was accused of killing Jews in concentration camps as guards. He was momentarily torn by love for Hanna and also justice. When Hanna was sentenced to life imprisonment, Michael started sending her tapes, remembering how much Hanna loved being read to. Hanna was iliterate for more than half of her life and taught herself how to read in prison. When Hanna was about to be released, she killed herself in prison. Michael somehow had finally told his daughter about this incident.


This movie is really emotional to watch. Maybe because I can relate to some emotions in the movie. The joy and the lost of first love, it can affect a person very much, even well into his/her adulthood. My friend who watched the movie with me also discussed about the crime that Hanna Schmitz committed, whether she should be sentenced because of all the camps and all the other crimes that were going on, only 6 guards who were merely doing their jobs were punished because one of the survivors wrote a book about it. Through the movie, we can really see the emotional breakdown of Michael Berg, how he was trying to let go of Hanna, yet he still sent her tapes. It was through her death that he can let go of the burden.

When we were a few minutes into the movie, we literally went "OHHhhh... Oh My God~~~"
Then the awkward silence in the room while we were stunned to hear the "Ooo"s and "Aaa"s from the screen. But the movie was really classy and artistic and certain elements were there to really reinforce the emotions of the movie.


PS: The male actor, David Kross is only 19 years old!! He looked kinda cute, doesn't he?

Slumdog Millionaire

The movie that won so many Oscar... The movie that made so many movie goers cried... The movie that attracted people to watch it repeatedly...

Slumdog Millionaire opened with a teen being beat up and tortured by a local policeman for allegedly cheating in the popular reality game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?


The poor boy was then interviewed by an inspector. Jamal Malik, the boy who knew all the answers to the questions asked told him everything, from his childhood till his teen years, what happened and how he knew all the answers. I shall not spoil the story for you but every origin of his answer was touching and nice in a way. Through a series of really unfortunate incidents, he lost his mother, met the love of his life, got a lot of life experience and many more. The most touching part was when he grew up and he found his childhood love, Latika. Even though she was a ganster's mistress, he still loved her.

I liked the story a lot because it somehow reflects the slum and poverty of India. And also the movie potrays a positive outlook from Jamal's point of view. He lived as a street kid and stole for a living. His brother, Salim, turned into an assassin working for the mobsters. Jamal lost Latika. But the real spirit of the movie was that Jamal still lived on and continue to look for his brother and Latika. That potrays the strength of the human spirit. The most memorable and touching scene in the movie was when Jamal kissed Latika on her scar and slowly traced his mouth to hers. A guy who loved a woman so much that he doesn't mind if she is a virgin or not; or if she is ugly or not. That is something I really like about the scene.


The movie also has its funny moments. When young Jamal jumped into a pool of excrement just to get Amitabh Bachan's signature, it was simply hilarious and cute!! Also when Jamal tried to cheat and steal from a bunch of tourists in Taj Mahal. I was practically laughing my head off when he mentioned the "swimming pool" and the "car accident".


Overall, I think this movie deserves the Oscars it gets. It is a nice movie with a simple storyline and a very beautiful romance. Plus, did I mentioned that Dev Patel is cute?

Pain~~

It has been more than two days
That very faithful day
That you were took away from me
The day I bid you goodbye
My heart ache with misery
Not knowing when you will come back to me
Not knowing when will I see you again

The pain, the boredom, the misery
The loneliness, the eerie silence, the awkwards times
Why must the lightning striek you of all places?
Why must you be the unlucky one to part with me?
O my dear modem,
I hope they fix you soon
So that I can use the Internet at home again~~


PS: I was practically being bored to death, because the modem in my dorm was struck by lightning and I cannot access the Internet. No MSN, no emails, no blogging, no surfing, no assignment research, no NOTHING~~~
And at this very moment, I had to use the university's computer to blog... Because I was simply addicted to BLOGGING!!! Lol...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Half A World Away

Sensei introduced me to this song...
The first time I heard the song, I thought the lyrics was beautiful...
The second time I listened to the song, I weeped. Because I finally knew what the song meant.

Download song HERE

You're half a world away
Standing next to me
It seems that every day
I'm losing you almost invisibly
Though you are near
I can't reach that far
Across to where you are
And so you stay
Just half a world away

And I would cross
The universe for you
What good would it do
If you weren't even there?
Till you return
And until your way is clear
I will be here
Not half a world away

You're half a world away
And none is to blame
If love outlives its day
And turns into an ember from a flame
I love you as before
Till worlds will be no more
Till I can't find a way
To where you stay
Just half a world away

And I would cross
The universe for you
What good would it do
If you weren't even there?
Till you return
And until your way is clear
I will be here
Not half a world away

You're half a world away


~But maybe I won't be there when you return...

How Does The Sky Feel?



Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Lesson In Life

人生第一堂爱情课。。。

完毕。。。

谢谢老师。。。


First lesson of love in life

Class is over~~

Thanks for the memories


~Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.


Hymm For Hope

After a series of incidents, I got the inspiration to write this poem. And I happened to have the time to perfect the words, so that now the words fit nicely into the melody~~
Haha... Can try singing it a bit but still awkward... A budding lyrics writer perhaps? ~wishful thinking~
But I was really inspired to write. I hope it can inspire you too...

Download song HERE

Let tears be bygone
Let wounds turn into scars
Something has gone cold
Like coffee on the stove
Bid this farewell
And learn to smile in the rain
And make life less of sorrow
And dance even in thunderstorm
Don't need a partner
To dance alone is good
Swirl in water
And make a splash in life

I sing this song
A sincere prayer
For strength to return
And help pick myself up
To stand up bravely
And walk with courage
Even after a great fall
A stumble from grace

The journey is hard
Full of curves and dead ends
But no worries
I have faith in me
For now I stay strong
A hymm of hope to stay on
Little troubles
You cannot stop me
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