Saturday, April 28, 2007

Off to the UK

Well, after planning for this trip for quite a long time, I'm finally going to go for a vacation in UK. I'll be gone for almost 1 month there, and most probably won't be updating my blog till after I get back. Everything about this trip will be organized by ourselves, and will also be staying over at How's house over in Sheffield. He's taking his Masters in Adv. Eng. over there, and will be graduating soon.

We've also planned to hop over to Paris. I hope the language barrier there won't be that much of a problem. My knowledge of French is just limited to some common words like bonjour, and some music terms which I learnt in music theory a long time ago. haha...

So today is the last day i will be online, before i set off "backpacking around europe". I'll write about my trip when I get back, not that anyone reads my blog anyway (my most frequent visitor is J0hnny lol...). Take care J0hnny ! Until I get back!


Friday, April 27, 2007

ALONES lyrics part 2

This is a yet to be released song by aqua timez, 2nd version of the lyrics released in Bleach episode 123. I liked the first version better but the 2nd version touches my heart too.

izen toshite shinobiyoru kodoku
That lonely feeling keeps creeping up on me
uchigawa ni tomaru rousoku
A single candle burns still inside
nigiwau ba ni koukana chandaria to wa urahara ni
There shouldn't be an expensive chandelier in a wild place like this
tarinai kotoba no kubomi wo nanide umetaraiin darou
Can I really bury it all with empty words?
mou wakaranai yo
I don't even know anymore...

Semete yume no naka de jiyuu ni oyogetara
As long as we can swim freely in our dreams
anna sora mo iranai no ni
We won't need that sky anymore
Kinou made no koto wo
Even if you can't let go of the past
nuritsubusanakutemo asu ni mukaeru no ni
I'll still be there to meet you tomorrow


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

せめて埋る, 分 か っ た? semete umeru, wakatta?

Sumwan say this to me pls......


Oreta awai tsubasa
Your fragile, folded wings
kimi wa sukoshi aosugiru sora ni tsukareta dake sa
are just tired from the pure blue sky
Mou dareka no tame janakute
You don't have to force your smiles for anyone
Jibun no tame ni waratte ii yo
It's okay to smile for yourself

Izen to toshi no bion ga toutsuu
Hearing your sweet voice didn't always hurt
Uchigawa ni tomaru ga osoku
It's too late to block it from the inside
Toki wa ubau ni koukanosha un ga arya to wa urahara ni
I want to take back our time, but luck and karma are against me
Tarinai kotoba no hitomi no ma ni de umetanain darou
There are no words, but your eyes can't hide what you want to say
Mou wakarai yo
I don't even know anymore...

Semete umero, wakatta?
Try to bury it deep down, okay?
Jiyuu no oyogetara anna sora mo iranai no ni
We don't need that sky, if we're free to swim
Kinou made no koto wo
Even if you won't talk about yesterday
Iitsubusanakutemo asu ni mukaeru no ni
I'll still be there to meet you tomorrow

Oreta awai tsubasa
Your fragile, folded wings
kimi wa sukoshi aosugiru sora ni tsukareta dake sa
are just tired from the pure blue sky
Mou dareka no tame janakute
You don't have to force your smiles for anyone
Jibun no tame ni waratte ii yo
It's okay to smile for yourself

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ATM ate my card!!!!

Haiz.... I was so unlucky yesterday. Went all the way to town to the one and only HSBC branch in Melaka to withdraw money from the ATM. After keying in my pin number, I pressed the check balance button and the STUPID ATM MACHINE ate my card!!!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzz........... Now I have to go all the way there again during bank working hours to find out what went wrong. Stupid HSBC, always making trouble for me. It's already enough trouble that I cannot withdraw money from my HSBC account from other ATMs and now it wants me to brave the traffic jam and the ridiculously limited parking spaces around the bank to find out what went wrong... OMG gimme a break already !!!!


Monday, April 16, 2007


Phew! Finally back from hometown after a week.... I see si Johnny has adorned my chatbox with his usual rantings again =.=

Haiz, I think I'll be deprived of the net for a few more days though. My computer just conked out on me after I switched it on. Zzzz..... Why Why Why!!!!! I hope it's just something to do with the power suppply. All my stuff is in the hard disk and I haven't even backed it up yet!!! F5!!!!
POor computer has no response whatsoever when I press the power on button.... sigh....
Any tech gurus out there to help me?!!?!?


Monday, April 02, 2007

<== [ 300 ] ==>

Went to watch '300' a few weeks back, didn't think to blog about it until now. Yeah I know, I'm one helluva lazy blogger, who cares -.- .'300' is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (also of Sin City fame) which is also a semi-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. This movie is also infamously known to be denounced and banned by the Iranian government for it's unflattering depiction of the Persian army, Asians and people of the East. In the movie, the bad guys are portrayed as idol worshiping middle Easterners, elite assassins in King Xerxes' army ( The Immortals) look and fight like Japanese ninjas and once again elephants are portrayed as demon beasts (remember Lord of the Rings?). Typical US/Hollywood mentality.... let the Westerners or white people be the heroes, and the Asians or brown people be the bad guys, 'very refreshing =.='.

Ok, political conspiracies aside, this movie is actually quite entertaining and it is by itself a magnificent visual feast for the eyes. Firstly, there are the delicious, hunky and macho Spartan army to ogle at. All complete with six-packs, handsome features and that manly swagger when they walk. Undoubtedly, they have the whole package thing going for them. They seem completely immune to the cold and wind as they march to battle in nothing but their leather underwear, crimson cloak, Spartan shield and spear.

Secondly, the scenes of this film are just breathtaking thanks to the wonders of digital graphics and the blue screen. Realistically, only one scene, in which horses travel across the countryside, was shot outdoors. The Spartans are posed against the horizon or along the crests of mountains under rolling skies. The softening colors of blue and yellow have been filtered or drained out of the palette; the dominant remaining color is the molten brown-gold of bronze shields. The action is prolonged in agonizing slow motion, only to snap to hyper-speed and then to a full stop, leaving nothing moving but the fountain of blood spurting from a decapitated body. Yes, it's also quite a gory show with blood splattering here, there and everywhere.

On a side note, I also liked Queen Gorgo. In '300' she is respected, wise, beautiful and brave. A lethal and attractive combination suitable for a Queen. She oozes sex appeal in a toga without looking over exposed or being too 'well endowed'. Looking Queen Gorgo up on Wikipedia shows that she is noted as one of the few female historical figures actually named by Herodotus, and she is known for her political acumen and wisdom. Therefore her portrayal in '300' is actually quite accurate historically.

In the movie, she is questioned by the Persian messenger on why she, a mere woman, is allowed to speak amongst men. She retorted: "Because we are also the only ones who give birth to true men." According to Wikipedia she actually did utter those words although in another situation.

"Plutarch quotes Queen Gorgo as follows: "When asked by a woman from Attica, 'Why are you Spartan women the only ones who can rule men?', she said: 'Because we are also the only ones who give birth to men.'" Another version has this as, "...some foreign lady, as it would seem, told her that the women of Lacedaemon were the only women in the world who could rule men; 'With good reason,' she said, 'for we are the only women who bring forth men.'" (Plutarch's Lives: Lycurgus)"

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