Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When there was Me and You

I’m sure the movie ‘High School Musical’ is not something uncommon to all of you.

There’s this particular song that I like in High School Musical and it is none other than the one sang by Vanessa Anne Hudgens aka GabriellaWhen there was me and you.

Usually I don’t introduce songs to people since I have an unusual taste for melody – preferring Japanese songs over Mandarin or English songs. But then this song is just too nice to keep it for myself so here I am, sharing it with anyone passing by.

When there was me and you

It's funny when you find yourself
Looking from the outside
I'm standing here but all I want
Is to be over there
Why did I let myself believe
Miracles could happen
Cause now I have to pretend
That I don't really care

I thought you were my fairytale
A dream when I'm not sleeping
A wish upon a star
That’s coming true
But everybody else could tell
That I confused my feelings with the truth
When there was me and you

I swore I knew the melody
That I heard you singing
And when you smiled
You made me feel
Like I could sing along
But then you went and changed the words
Now my heart is empty
I'm only left with used-to-be's
And once upon a song

Now I know your not a fairytale
And dreams were meant for sleeping
And wishes on a star
Just don't come true
Cause now even I can tell
That I confused my feelings with the truth
Cause I liked the view
When there was me and you

I can't believe that
I could be so blind
It's like you were floating
While I was falling
And I didn't mind

Cause I liked the view
Thought you felt it too
When there was me and you

There’s even a Japanese version sang by 島谷ひとみAnata to Ita Toki.
I like quite a number of her songs including this one. Personally, I prefer the one sang by 島谷ひとみ compared to the one sang by Vanessa Anne Hudgens.


-She's a beauty,
-Her voice and,
-She's a beauty.

Ok, that's biased.

Monday, August 25, 2008

End of the Spear 2005

For those who watched the closing ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympics, did you notice that the guitarist accompanying Leona Lewis looks like our Prime Minister?

Search in youtube and you will understand what I mean.


Keyword: AIR

It is alright to feel estatic especially when you just won an olympic gold medal.. But the whole world is watching you @@ ..

Lesson: Discpline your "member" lah!

I wanted to blog this entry few weeks back. But then there are many obstacles that made me unable to blog and one of them is laziness.

The church that I am attending introduced us this movie and gave us some spoilers. The Reverend encouraged everyone to come for the movie at 7.30 pm that Sunday but I chose not to go with being lazy as one of the many reasons (same as above). Instead I began my hunt for the so-called movie and it took a few weeks time to download “End of the Spear 2005”.

This movie is based on a true story of the missionaries and the native tribesmen (The Waodani). Now, the Waodani tribe is one fierce and fearless tribe. Instead of protecting their own people, they speared their own kinsmen as if they are abiding by the law “The strong shall prevail and the weak shall perish.” (Shishio-sama from Samurai-X)

So you ask, what do the missionaries have to do with the Waodani Tribe? Well, because of the Waodani constant spearing-of-one-another, they are facing extinction (they are humans, not any endangered species of animals). With that, the missionaries attempted to reach out to the Waodanis in order to evangelize them. 5 brave souls went and none returned, all being speared by the Waodanis (not being able to fulfill their request for the most parts).

Actually the missionaries have guns to defend themselves but chose not to.

Below is a part of the conversation that took part before the death of the missionaries.

Son: “If the Waodani attack, will you defend yourself?”
Son: “Will you use your guns?”

(Brief pause)

Dad: “Son, we can’t shoot the Waodani. They are not ready for heaven.”
Dad: “But we are.”

This movie tells the happening from 2 people’s point-of-view. One of them is Steve Saint, the son of one of the murdered missionary and the other is Mincayani, one of the tribesmen of the Waodani tribe.

In the end, Steve Saint and Mincayani form a solid bond that continues even today. This movie even includes the epilogue, a special footage of Steve Saint taking Mincayani (his god-grandpa) to the states. There you can imagine what happens when a man from jungle going to the city. (E.g. : George of the Jungle)? If you happen to be curious about it, go watch the movie. No regrets guaranteed.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What I did during my holidays...

Now I’m officially 20, part of me still wants to stay young while the other part of me wants to move on in life.

During the holiday break, I spent a part of my time for j-dramas and anime.

First up, Aria.

The whole story is about Akari Mizunashi coming from Man-home (earth) to Aqua (formerly known as Mars) to pursue her dream of becoming a prima gondolier, getting to meet all kinds of people each day while taking them for gondola rides in the beautiful city of Neo-Venezia (Venice).

There are certain episodes that are packed with laughter. I used to think that Aria anime is just plain boring as there isn’t much action in it but later changed my mind when I watched a few episodes. You won’t regret watching it.


Next, Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend.

Now this j-drama is recommended, a definitely-no-regrets if you watch it. For those who read the manga before would probably say that the drama isn’t as interesting as the manga. But then, beggars can’t be choosers right?

Let’s move on to the summary. Kronos Heaven, a robot making company develops “Tenjo Night”, a robot that is almost similar to any other male human and is programmed to be devoted and loyal to his lover. Izawa Riiko is selected by Namikiri Gaku to try out their product – Tenjo Night.

Riiko is told by Gaku-san to treat Tenjo Night as a household appliance since she is reluctant to accept the fact that Night is staying with her. But as time passes by, she realized Night’s devotion to her and soon finds herself falling in love with him. On the other hand, Asamoto Soshi, a executive of a distinguished company developed feelings for her.

This drama is also packed with laughter and… the final episode is very touching. It amazes us how a robot is able to develop human-like feelings just by being devoted to his lover. I hate to admit it but I did shed a few tears on that final episode.

Followed by Hana Yori Dango I – II.

Now for girls who always dream of marrying a rich guy (Tama no Koshi), this drama is definitely for you.

The whole season (I and II) tells the story of Tsukushi Makino, from a poor family attending the prestigious academy of Eitoku. Students arriving in Limousines are something common in Eitoku Academy as the academy is meant for the rich. Dominating the academy grounds are the F4 aka Flower 4 who came from very powerful families.

Lead by Domyouji Tsukasa who is the heir of the Domyouji World Fiance Group. Even so, he has poor command in languages – both Japanese and English. The other three members are Hanazawa Rui, the son of one or two large companies; Nishikada Soujiroh, the heir of a tea ceremony school and last but not least Mimasaka Akira, a lady killer who has the tendency to target women older than he is. Have ties with the underground society.

Any student who gets on the F4’s bad side will be given a red notice in their locker. He or she will be bullied by all the students and forced to leave the academy grounds. For Makino’s case, she stood up against Tsukasa, the leader of the F4 in defense of her friend. Even though she is given the red notice, being bullied and pushed around, she never gave up but declared war with the F4 instead. Her actions arouse the feelings of her worst enemy, none other than the leader of the F4 – Domyouji Tsukasa.

Note: There is a special 2 hour episode of Hana Yori Dango that was aired in Japan. It tells the story of the marriage of Domyouji Tsukasa and Tsukushi Makino. To obtain eternal happiness, both sides need to put in lots and lots of effort and never giving up.

Then, Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover).

This series follows the love triangle of 5 college students. I have no reason why I chose to watch this drama since it wasn’t exciting or interesting to me at all (sort-of-cliffhanger). I like Yamada Ayumi (Harada Natsuki) though. Maybe that’s why I finished the drama even though I don’t like it.


Lastly, First Kiss.

This comedy drama begins with a Young girl name Mio who has been living away from her older brother Kazuki in LA due to treatment of her illness. After discovering that she had only 50% chance of survival on the upcoming surgery, she decides to fly back to Japan to pay his brother a visit during summer. Kazuki is surprised when he met Mio for she had changed from the innocent looking girl back then to a young lady with an attitude.

After learning of her medical condition, he had a change of heart and wanted to do anything he could for his sister to give her happy memories before returning to LA for her surgery.

I like the theme song こころ by 小田和正. Well, I found this drama when I search for the origin of this song so decided to give it a shot.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tagged once more

Tagged by Rosemary:

Name 20 random guys or gals that you can think of…

[This one looks strangely familiar]

At the end of the survey, choose 5 people to do the survey. Don't read the questions, but name the 20 people first. (Order does not matter)

1. Kelvin
2. Chen
3. Shao Wee
4. Zhi Wei
5. Dennis
6. Ah Seng
7. Steven
8. Robert
9. Jeff
10. Jason
11. Tung Ing
12. Qing-Er
13. Rosemary
14. Hung Chien
15. Siew Yong
16. Pauline
17. Chia Chia
18. Jacq
19. Soon Kiong
20. Kimberly

1. How did u meet no.18? (Soon Kiong)
Secondary school.

2. What will you do if you had not met no.17? (Jacq)
Obviously I won’t know her.. lol.

3. What if no.9 and no.20 dated? (Jeff and Kimberly)
I wonder…

4. What if no.5 and no.10 dated? (Dennis and Jason)
That will be interesting, well in Malaysia it is not officially accepted yet unlike western countries so…

5. Describe no.1. (Kelvin)
Known him since primary school days, easy and outgoing person.

6. Do you think no.8 is attractive? (Robert)
Gotta ask someone else… ahem (clears throat).

7. Describe no.7 (Steven).
Very kind to others, willing to help out and…

8. Do you know any family members of no.12? (Qing-Er)
No but I know that she is the 2nd daughter in her family, most loved by her parents too.

9. What language does no.15 speak? (Pauline)
Hmm… Mandarin, English, Malay, Hokkien and Hakka?

10. Who is no.9 hanging out with? (Jeff)
Too numerous to list out all.

11. How old is no.16? (Chia Chia)

12. When was the last time you speak with no.13? (Rosemary)
Today :S

13. Who’s no.2 favorite singer/band? (Chen)
Genie Zhuo I think… for now.

14. Have you dated no.4? (Zhi Wei)
Nope. Guy + Guy = Wrong

15. Would you ever date no.19? (Soon Kiong)
Again, no.

16. Is no.3 still single? (Shao Wee)
Yes, no, maybe, I don’t know… (Hums Malcolm in the Middle OP)

17. What is no.10’s last name? (Jason)
Lung (Dragon?). I’m bad when it comes to mandarin…

18. Would you ever be in a relationship with no.11 ? (Tung Ing)
Seriously I am reconsidering of rearranging everyone listed out here. Friendship is also a relationship right? If that is so, then yes.

19. What is the school of no.13? (Rosemary)
Swine Burn. I mean Swinburne.

20. Where does no.6 stay? (Ah Seng)

21. What is the favorite thing about no.5? (Dennis)
Cars! I think..

22. Have you seen no.14 naked? (Hung Chien)
Lol no.

Tag 5 people.
Whoever feels like doing this tag can do so.

Edit: I knew I did it before. -Click me-