Thursday, November 27, 2008

如燕 by Olivia Ong

I like this song, I like Olivia to begin with and I think the beginning of the song has a very Peranakan feel to it. And the rest of the song transports me back in time with its soothing melody. It took me two episodes of Little Nyonya to realise that the song was sung by Olivia, I did not believe it when I saw the closing credits during the first episode! But a v nice song nonetheless, with v poignant lyrics. After watching the show, I feel more immersed in a part of my own culture which I've not had the chance to get in touch with, besides my maternal grandmother's cooking and looking at her in her kebayas in pics as a young girl.

All of a sudden, I feel like bringing my grandmother back to Malacca for a long overdue trip back to her hometown!



《如燕》
词曲:陈佳明
编曲:Terence Teo
制作人:陈佳明
演唱:Olivia Ong

愿意合上眼才能美梦无边
别让悔熏乌了从前

也许碎片才能让回忆展颜
何妨瓷花拼凑明天

谁带我寻获幸福的模
却自己谜中困锁

谁为我留下缱绻的天涯
信物是抹晚霞

Chorus:
思念如燕它飞舞舌尖
若是真爱配尝几分苦甜

意念婆娑时间里推磨
追随到何处才结果

燕如针线在青空缝编
几幅女红将以泪缀点

誓言斑驳情雾只是经过
风雨中且让我盈步婀娜

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Think of me - Phantom of the Opera

I've heard many versions of this song, by David Archuleta and the original by Sarah Brightman; this is one of my favourite songs from the Phantom of the Opera. My favourite take on this song is by Emmy Roseum in the movie version. A song most poignant in the middle of the night, with its yearning and sense of regret. Esp love the cresendo at the end, which helps keep me awake while doing my SoP - who knew writing about yourself can be tt diff?! Thank god for S, JR and friends to keep me going! :)

Think of me - Emmy Roseum

Christine Da ae
Think of me
think of me fondly, when
we've said goodbye
remember me
once in a while, please
promise me you'll try

When you find,
that once again you long
to take your heart back,
and be free
if you ever find a moment,
spare a thought for me

We never said
our love was evergreen
or as unchanging as the sea...
but if you can still remember,
stop and think of me

Think of all the things
we've shared and seen,
don't think about the things
which might have been

Think of me
think of me waking, silent
and resigned...
imagine me, trying too hard to
put you from my mind...

Recall those days,
look back on all those times,
think of the things
we'll never do...
there will never be a day when
I won't think of you

We never said
our love was evergreen
or as unchanging as the sea...
but please promise me,
that sometimes
you will think of me

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Built to last - Melee

During the upcoming couple of weeks, when I'm juggling my grading of 22 projects of more than 200 pages each, and writing my SoPs and RPs and preping for my talk with the police and teaching personnel next week, I will be plugged into my song lists to keep me awake and motivated and inspired.

Recently when I think about myself and him, this song comes to mind - no names again, dun wana jinx this and I wun discuss this further, but yea, this song comes to mind. :)

Built to last - Melee

I've looked for love in stranger places,
But never found someone like you.
Someone whose smile makes me feel I've been holding back,
And now there's nothing I can't do.

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
But most of all it's built to last.

All of our friends saw from the start.
So why didn't we believe it too?
Whoa yeah, now look where you are.
You're in my heart now.
And there's no escaping it for you.

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
But most of all it's built to last.

Walking on the hills that night with those fireworks and candlelight
You and I were made to get love right

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
But most of all it's built to last.

'Cause you are the sun in my universe,
Considered the best when we've felt the worst
And most of all it's built to last.



Monday, November 17, 2008

原来爱情这么伤

原来爱情这么伤 - 梁咏琪

我睁开眼睛却感觉不到天亮
东西吃一半莫名其妙哭一场
我忍住不想时间变得更漫长
也与你有关否则又开始胡思乱想

我日月无光忙得不知所以然
找朋友交谈其实全帮不上忙
以为会习惯有你在才是习惯
你曾住在我心上现在空了一个地方
原来爱情这么伤比想象中还难
泪水总是不听话幸福躲起来不声不响
太多道理太牵强道理全是一样
说的时候很简单爱上后却正巧打乱

只想变的坚强强到能够去忘
无所谓悲伤只要学会抵抗
原来爱情这么伤
原来爱情是这样这样峰回路转
泪水明明流不干瞎了眼还要再爱一趟
有一天终于打完思念的一场战
回过头再看一看

原来爱情那么伤
下次还会不会这样

Sunday, November 9, 2008

There's a fine. fine line - Avenue Q

Had a blast at Avenue Q today with great company! I was a lil skeptical at first - I mean, it's like Muppets, and you can see the puppeteers too! But it was brilliant! From the soundtrack to the set design to the puppets which had the puppeteers emoting with them as well!

I love the satirical dialogue, even the songs and themes discussed - definitely not for kids! The digs at Sesame Street was also brilliant and this set the tone for a irreverant, playful musical! Good stuff! Again, the Sporean audience was responsive and appreciated the humor in the musical and we managed to squeeze in a few laughs at ourselves!

Muppets gone wrong? Nahz, it's just a facade for playful humor I say! Schadenfreude anyone? (yes it's a real word I kid you not!) :D

One of my fav songs from the musical, both poignant and sad:

There's a fine, fine line - Avenue Q
Kate Monster:
There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye."
I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime,
But there's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of your time.

And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore.
I don't think that you even know what you're looking for.
For my own sanity, I've got to close the door
And walk away...
Oh...

There's a fine, fine line between together and not
And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime...

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Carpe Diem & the winner takes it all!

Days have been going past so fast that my memories have become a blur, I kid you not. New memories have come to replace old ones and life is just rolling along.

Friends have been asking me for updates on my birthday this year and the well wishes I received this year was enough for two of me! Ha. Thanks again for all the well wishes this year, on either Facebook or sms or both! :) Shouts at the bus stop were also appreciated. :p The presents I received this year were crazy as well, some really unexpected ones .. I'm humbled and thankful. :)

Birthday 2008:: Saw a kitty at my bus stop on my way to work. :: 8am lecture + work :: Bday lunch with S and bday brownie! :: Drive down to the vet's. :: Walk to Daily Scoop, tried their Halloween specials. Ice cream is always good! :: Back to C's place to wash up a little (did not sleep on Thurs night). :: Met up with bro and on to Les Buschons! :: Steak Frittes + Beef fillet + Red Wine + Desserts. Good intimate dinner! :: Home + Mini cake with Mum. :: Quick shower. :: More wine with J @ Altivo, The Jewel Box + lotsa interesting and engaging conversation. :: Midnight ice cream @ Swensens. :: Sweet dreams. ::

It was raining on the morning after, I take this to be a sign of washing away the negative energy of the year before and to new beginnings. All in all, Halloween 2008 was a intimate, quiet affair with close friends and family and after the craziness of the year past, I can't say that I mind some peace and quiet right now. :)

Saturday was spent doing up work at home and heading to S's lelong (flea market) and checking out another fab makan place in town which no one knoes! I love C and the food recommendations! Sunday was brunch with gals @ P.S Cafe in town as S n A could not make it on Friday... good stuff there! Met J afterwards for a spot of shopping... till he saw tt I was getting a lil bored. He got a gift for me, by me, ha. Watched The Coffin (scary and sad stuff) before having dinner and heading home. Two robin blue boxes in a week. Seriously?!

This week's been crazy busy with presentations and grading to be done... on top of the American Presidential elections. Obama won, no surprises there - as an American colleague said - "It took us 8 years to get it right!". Ha. Lotsa other stuff happening on my end as well, but some stuff are better left to intimate conversations than a blog declaration. Suffice to say tt I'm feeling happy and contented these days, even with the crazy busy stuff ard me and the never ending list of things to do!

And the weekend's upon us again!