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Friday, June 30, 2006

Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World...

Remember this. I have found the song. Still a wonderful number which I was describing to a friend,"So wholesome, so gay that it makes Superman want to take off his red underwear and run into the meadow and frolick with the daisy."

Ok, I added the Superman part after some editing during this post but I was labelled as "wussy" wor! Who "wussy"? Superman or me? Or is it the red underwear =p

The song that captivated me or rather the unique voice that did so, belonged to Aselin Debison who was doing a cover of the medley "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world", originally performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

This song, ahhh.... makes me want to tumble down hilly slopes in my birtday suit, hug and kiss babies, wear polka-dotted pants and sashay down Orchard Road....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hot(not so) on the Play-List...

Remember the England World Cup song that is on the airwave now.


There. In all its glory. Interesting clip though. The singer reminds me of the has-been old star in that movie "Love Actually". Or is it really him?

Just now, I heard this song "So Sick" by Ne-Yo and for the first time, I noticed part of the lyrics that go

That's the reason I'm so sick of love songs
So tired of tears
So done with wishing you were still here
Said I'm so sick of love songs so sad and slow
So why can't I turn off the radio?

And I was thinking to myself,"Thats strange, aien't it the other way round?".

I was heart-broken once, so I had this self-compiled collection of songs that I repeated on my playlist. I did not go to the radio because not every song on the air wave is sad "enough". A friend, Debbie, even had to lecture me to stop playing that CD, just so I can recover.

Taking her advise, I switched to less lyrical numbers(House) and true enough, within one, two week of no-lyrics therapy, my heart does hurt less.

Hmmm, so whats the point I'm trying to make here? Erm, no point. Just, you know?... love songs, lyrics and feelings.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wonderful Song...

Just now, around 2am, I was driving home after catching the Germany vs Sweden match and on Class95, I heard this particular song, seemingly sung by a voice that is sweet and slightly high. I can't differentiate if its by a young boy or a lady. Anyway, this melody was light, addictive and highly enchanting.

I tried to pick up the lyrics, but its wasn't too clear. But one thing is for sure, somewhere towards the middle of the song, the singer broke into the song "What a wonderful World" and then back to her number again. I believe it might be a variant of the song "What a Wonderful World" but then again, aien't sure.

Can anyone, please, please, please throw me a lead to this song. I need to know the singer and title.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Let it go, let it be...

When I was in Vancouver, one of the things that made me uncomfortable was the fact that the Hong Konger migrants, seem to love talking about the Great Hong Kong everyday, at every single possible conversation. Ok, I exaggerated. It was simply that, they keep reminiscing their past in Hong Kong when it is a fact that they have left everything behind. Then they will start to compare Vancouver to Hong Kong, and start to complain.

Lately, I been meeting a lot of Singaporeans who had previously studied in Australia. And I see a similar trend in them. They cannot quite put their happy times in Downunder behind them. Some have made their way back to Australia. Good for them to be able to pursue what they themselves want. The others who are still lamenting, I only sense the psychological prison which they are subjecting themselves to. I can only feel sorry for them.

One thing about people. Our emotions do not allow us to put things behind at will. Same for memories, even more applicable to relationships. Trying to let go may take time, but ultimately, its important to do so. There is really no use leaving your heart in a previous position when you are physically miles away.

By the way, before I log off. Have you heard the crap song on radio that goes "England, win the world cup." PTOoi! When I see England play, I see eleven star players on the field and not a team. And furthermore, its taboo to sing about winning when you have not won it yet. I don't think England will make it to the semi's at the rate they are performing.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Current Affairs...

It seems like the headlines have been talking about this young doctor who was caught in possession of some party drugs and a gay none the less. Nothing too bizaare a case except he happens to be a doctor. I understand that Professional Boards have strict standards on "character". Medical practitioner is a very respectable profession and being caught in possession of party drugs(Ice), is a definitely K.O for his career. Takes no experienced Board member to pass that verdict. But the fact that he's gay? What has it got to do with his profession? I sense the derogation as I zipped through the lines containing the words "threesome" and "gay" and there were many.

Given Singapore's firm stand against drugs, the severity of this misdeed is understandable. What I felt uncomfortable was seeing his face plastered all over the papers. Those were pretty big and clear pictures mind you, more lucid than any Tammy has ever taken. Given what he has to go through next, I think he has enough dues to pay off but those published pics are going to be the finishing touch that goes beyond the death of his medical profession.

What can we say? The press enjoys spreading it and so does the public slurps on it.

And all the talks about lift upgrading and political party supporters. Isn't it about high time that the leading party wakes up to the idea that political threats like this, is not the way to go for a generation that is better educated? The rising Gen is more egoistic and rebellious. And frankly speaking, from what I had gathered on the ground, I would estimate that 7 of 10 of my peers would vote not for the opposition, but against the leading party. They are simply losing supporters, not a case of the opposition winning them.

I'm not that old, we're not that old. We have lots of time to watch the show. Plus, we already know that its playing.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Rube Goldberg...

Embedding was disabled by request by these Rube Goldberg-like machines are definitely a joy to watch.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Love & The City...

This is a cold, hard concrete jungle. I aien't telling you anything that you don't already know. I'm sure all of us would lament about the hectic pace of life draining off our energy and any pleasurable lifestyle that we could possibly smell. Then we blame this city for the lack of activities it has to offer.

But for goodness sake, if you can't find vibrancy in a city, do you expect to see it in the country-side?

Dancing lessons
Hiking(There are natural reserves around)
Ball sports
Places of interest(Think Sentosa, Zoo)
Picnic in the park(Botanical Gardens)
Gathering friends for BBQ and Pot-luck

The list is only as exhaustive as your imagination(Pardon the poor of mine). Let that(no activities) not be an excuse. What is probably causing all these weariness, is loneliness.

While some people are blessed in finding love and companionship, there are also those who have yearn for the elusive love and have to go through heartache by the dozens. Fate so happens to strike with no regards for charm, wealth or intelligence.

Don't be ashame to admit that you need love when it is lacking in your life, for the very need for love is what being alive is all about. Find peace in your santuary by allowing your fingers to loosen around the fistful of sand that we named fate, and not hold on to events that you have no control over.

Change of hearts, rejection from former lovers, unfaithfulness. Don't take it personally and accept those potholes of the course as part of the journey to our destination. Love yourself as those who don't, do not deserved to be.

Your friend here has not deserted you and we wait side by side. In the meantime, we stay alive under the scotching sun of Singapore, until the warmth that we long for, finds us.