Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend of triple celebrations. :: Makan time! :: No mambo. :: Bad Romance.

Can't wait for the Lady Gaga episode of Glee next week! :) Had a crazy weekend, lotsa happiness and love going around... had a 27 Dresses moment, running from event to event. But it was worth it, esp the double bday celebrations... think rainy evening indoors, with the usual great company over at the Izakaya. The staff was friendly and nice and sang the bday songs raucously. Oden and Japanese tapas coupled with beers... Aahh... on a rainy evening... double Aahhhs... :D After a sweltering afternoon at Chinatown with mum... it was a good way to round up the day!! :)

Another wedding this weekend, a colleague's one, I've been roped in as it was a last minute affair, am crossing my fingers and hoping it will go well! Again... another 27 Dresses moment, haha. 

Anyways, hoping for good news this week and looking forward to working on my thesis. S is back and totally raving about Aussie land... I think she is trying to get all of us to go over as well. She seems... particularly enamored by the guys there, C and I think something's happened over there... haha. Can't wait to meet up with her! :)

Tried out Nando's today... finally! Hmm... lotsa teething problems, ventilation was down when I was down last week, but when I finally got down today... the service was impeccable! Very helpful and friendly... or was it just our table? I almost felt rude when the manager came over to say good afternoon and I could not catch what he was saying and proceeded to make my order... but glad we cleared that up, haha. Hmm... But on to the food... love the grilled chicken!! :D It was tender and succulent and juicy... and I had a great time experimenting with the different sauces... I like the Extra Hot one but it really got my tastebuds tingling! Mixed it with the garlic sauce and Hot sauce... too bad most drinks were not available... and the chicken liver too... apparently it's C's fav! The menu is different from the outlet in London, wonder how the Aussie and KL outlets are. But overall it was a a good meal with a great pal... so though my sinus was acting up today, I am a happy gal! :))

Will make this a quick one, am recovering from the weekend. Am coming up with a list of things to do, might have to cut Mambo night from it coz my friends feel that it will just be a hotbed of younger guys picking me up.... seriously?! Hmmm... But no matter the snide remarks... actually seems to be from this one guy friend and a gal pal yesterday. Anyways, I believe tt one can still appreciate a Joshua Bell concert... AND Glee! :D 

Have a good week everyone.... and try not to get into a Bad Romance! ;) Esp like Kurt's voice in this song.. btw the lyrics to this song seem full of innuendoes, as with most Lady Gaga's songs; btw, a student shared this in the culture industries module this semester: an article on the "occult meaning" of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance - make what you will of the article. :)





Bad Romance - Glee cover



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free


I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your drama
The touch of your hand


I want you leather studded kiss in the scene
And I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you


I want a bad,your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance


I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



I want your horror
I want your design
‘Cause you’re a criminal
As long as your mine
I want your love


Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your psycho
Your vertical stick


Want you in my room
When your baby is sick
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love



You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a bad,your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance


I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy


Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy


Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy


Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Imma Freak bitch baby

I want your love
And I want your revenge
I want your love
I don’t wanna be friends



Je veux ton amour
Et je veux ta revenge

Je veux ton amour
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance


I want your loving
and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance



Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's been ages!

It's been some time since I have updated the blog - in fact, an entire semester has passed by with me having neither the time nor the motivation to blog, haha. Guess I have become more Facebook-reliant these days. Also, blogging is over-rated at times, especially when there's so much to do offline! :) Anyways, lots have transpired since my last entry - actually too much to cover at one go so will leave it for now.

Let's put it this way - people who should know the on-goings do know, both from Facebook as well as smses and from our meetups. ;) 2010 has been an interesting and busy year for me, am counting my blessings and looking forward to more stuff ahead. Can't believe so much has happened in 4 months!! Embarking on new stuff, learning new things, meeting new people under the most interesting circumstances and all this amidst the crazy workload and thesis writing and data collection.

Tried to sync my Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot so that I can update all three platforms simultaneously. Still figuring them out but I do not have time to do so, help! :) But an interesting crazy busy (what's new?) weekend of the 14th for me: Organising J's Hen Night (due to the mistaken perception that I am the "happening" one in the TA room, haha); N&S's wedding at the lovely Botanic Gardens on Sat evening and my good pals V and S's double May birthdays on Sunday evening - over three consecutive days! It's like all of life's happy events happening over one weekend, how cool is that?! :)

Am really glad to be part of the happy stuff in my friends' lives, to partake in their happiness and even help organise for some of them. :) All this is post exam grading, was in grading purgatory for over a week and am still recovering from pulling the all nighters - final set of grading from NUS as I am leaving NUS, effective end June; for other endeavours (and nope, I am not heading off to be some lady of leisure, contrary to some of the stuff from the rumor mill... seriously where do all this come from? My atas doppelganger?)... will let everyone know in due course... feels kinda wierd to be announcing stuff to the almost 600 friends on Facebook... haha. ;)

As mentioned earlier, too much to be covered in one post, will try to see if I can settle down to write a proper post soon, but meanwhile, will let the music do the talking. Both vids are from my current google box fav - Glee! Why belabour the point when I can let the music do the talking? ;)

The following vids are from the latest episode of Glee, where Finn sings a not-so-old song - Jessie's Girl; Puck does a show tune which I love - Lady is a Tramp. Think I would totally go for a Finn than a Jesse (fellow Gleeks who follow the show will know what I mean); and I think I probably fit the criteria of a tramp according to the list in the latter song... know labels are cliched but I don't see them as necessarily a bad thing. ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend everyone - know most of you will drop a line on Facebook Notes. ;)

P.s: Do check out the actual performance of Lady is a Tramp on youtube - I can't embed the video here. Good fun stuff! Would go for Puck if it weren't for me not being into bad boys. haha.




Glee Cast - Jessie’s Girl
Jessie is a friend
Yeah, I know he’s been a good friend of mine
But lately something’s changed, it ain’t hard to define
Jessie’s got himself a girl and I want to make her mine
And she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it
And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night
You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that
I play along with the charade
There doesn’t seem to be a reason to change
You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot
‘Cause she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it
And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night
You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that
Like Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman
Where can I find a woman like that
And I’m lookin’ in the mirror all the time
Wonderin’ what she don’t see in me
I’ve been funny, I’ve been cool with the lines
Ain’t that the way love’s supposed to be
Tell me, where can I find a woman like that
(guitar solo)
You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I want Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that
Like Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I want, I want Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I want, I want Jessie’s girl
Glee Cast - Lady is a Tramp
[Noah Puckerman (Puck)]
She gets too hungry, for dinner at eight
She adores the theater, and won't arrive late
She'd never bother, with people she'd hate
That's why the lady is a tramp

Doesn't like crap games, with barons and earls
Won't go to Harlem, in ermine and pearls
Won't dish the dirt, with the rest of those girls
That's why the lady is a tramp

She loves the free, fresh wind in her hair
Life without care she's broke, it's ok
She hates California, it's cold and it's damp
That's why the lady is a tramp whooaaa oooh

instrument break

[Mercedes Jones]
Ooooooooh
I get far too hungry for dinner at eight
I adore the theatre but never come late.
[Noah Puckerman]
You'd never bother with anyone that you hate
[Mercedes Jones and Noah Puckerman]
That's why the lady is a tramp.

[Mercedes Jones]
I like the free fresh wind in my hair
Life without care
Hate California, too cold and too damp

That's why the lady
That's why the lady
That's why the lady
That is why the lady is a tramp