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(another) Track of the week: Eminem - Not afraid

 

In my world, Eminem is the King of Rap.

 

So I went nuts when <Curtain call> was release in 2005. The album title showed obvious intentions.

Of course, at the back of my mind I was like "he will probably be back".

 

AND SO HE IS BACK!

Well, it's not like he ever left. He's been around on and off the music sceen. Released an album <Relapse> in 2009, which didn't really appeal as much to me as before.

 

So why did I say he is back?

Cause his latest single <Not afraid> from his new album <Recovery>, is a total dope. His best work yet.

Love the music, love the lyrics.

 

I'll let the music do the talkin'.

Enjoy~

 

(Click here for lyrics)

 

*AN: This video isn't the official MV despite the title. The official MV is still yet to be release. This video was created by the youtube user. Click the video to read the user's words.

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Sharing session!

 

Track of the week: Rihanna - Hate that I love you

 

This is one of my all-time favorite love track, one that I can loop it for the whole day, everyday.

 

Love it because it's R&B + I love the beats & music of this song + the lovely lyrics telling the story of a pair of sweet couple.

This will be a MUST-HAVE on my (future) wedding soundtrack. :D:D:D

 

Original version: Feturing Ne-Yo (Lyrics)

 

 

Spanglish version (Featuring David Bisbal)

Youtube video

Lyrics

Found this version instead during KTV session and I was mumbling through the spanish parts. Looks like I have a new mission - to master the spanish parts!

 

Canto version (Featuring 張敬軒) (Lyrics)

 

Not sure if this is in KTV. I'll be searching for this the next time I K! :D

 

Acoustic version - by Boyce Avenue

(AN: The best acoustive version I've heard! Check out their youtube channel too! They've got a whole list of really nice acoustic versions of many songs.)

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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(Wrote this post at 0141 and I got lazy halfway. It's 1326 now and I am hoping to finish this up..)

 

Mixed feelings..

 

I WAS BORED FOR MOST OF THE RACE.

 

I was beginning to feel slightly irritated towards 3/4 of the race, cause there was nothing much going on the track except for a very straight-forward race. Typical of the Spanish GP, where aerodynamics of the car rules the track, unless reliability issues decide to take the car out of the race. The (humbly) exciting bits were perhaps the first lap, the Button-Schumacher chase, and the last few laps when Alonso lucked in from P4 to P2.

 

So for most parts of the race, I wasn't really watching. Concentrating more on my elder cousin's side commentary of the race, and my younger cousin's hyper-activeness around the house.

 

So Webber was in the world of his own right from lap 1 and was (quote from Alonso), untouchable. Great job.

On the other end of the world was Vettel. A superb car + bad luck + reliability issues managed him a 4th, showing the supremacy of the RBR machinery despite all odds.

While Vettel had some tough luck, Hamilton had no luck. Strong pace throughout the race (although he seemed to be dropping off a little towards the later part of the race.. not sure if he was conserving his tyres & car though..) and a tyre failure (or so it seems? gotta wait for the report..) at the 2nd last lap of the race.

All of that, contributed to the biggest gainer of the race - Alonso. This felt like Bahrain 2010 all over. Staright-forward race, not much over-taking and positions were in their (teams & drivers) hands to lose. Once again, great qualifying from Alonso at P4 + the perfect clockwork of pitstop by the Ferrari team allowed Alonso & Ferrari to capitalise on the others' problems.

Did luck played a factor for Alonso? Yes.

Sheer luck? No.

Remember that he had to worked his way to P4 (during qualifying) and drove his home race perfectly in order to capitalise on that situation.


Despite a boring race, I was grinning through the last few laps of the race till post-race conference. Hehe. =D

 

So who was my driver of the day?

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER!

 

So a change in chasis did serve the better for him.

Out-qualified Rosberg for the first time this season (although Rosberg seemed to be having problems with the car), fending of Button for 3/4 of the race, and eventually taking P4 at the end of the race. Despite Button's complaint on Schumacher's defence during the race, it was that kind of Schumacher that I had been waiting to see. I am only 2 years into F1 and did not witness the master-craftman skill that of Schumacher. So Youtube videos were the only sources.

The defence-cum-fight might not have been one of the greatest, but it was still enjoyable to watch.

 

So really, there are too many people out there who thinks they can predict the future. Deeming how his comeback will be a failure, how he is not what he used to be etc etc. These people should perhaps give me some inspiration on lottery instead, if they are so good at predicting the future.

 

Until history has written itself, we can only move forward bravely. Till then, the future remains an unwritten history.

-dotdotger

 

I have always insist that we should never be too quick to judge, in fact, we should never. Who are we to judge? Most of us mistake 'opinions' with 'judgement', thinking that they were merely voicing their opinion, when they have shoved in a whole chunk of judgemental view into their so called 'opinions'.

 

Opps. Sorry. Side-tracked. Probably would have lost a good whole laps to the race leaders.

 

 

Summary:

Phenomenal job well done to Webber & RBR!

Awesome work by Alonso & Ferrari!

You did your best Vettel, great drive nevertheless!

Welcome back, Shumacher!

 

Now.. 6 more days to Monaco GP. Let's go!

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A great song from the movie <Cars>.

 

 

Lyrics source

Well, life's like a road that you travel on
There's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind

There's a world outside every darkened door
Where Blues won't haunt you anymore
For the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore

We won't hesitate
To break down the guarding gate
There's not much time left today, yeay

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long
If you're going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

Through all these cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights

They knock me down
And back up again
You're in my blood
I'm not a lonely man
There's no load I can't hold
The road's so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long
If your going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, yeah

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long (mmmm yeah)
If your going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

There was a distance between you and I
(between you and I)
A misunderstanding once
But now, we look it in the eye

Ooooo...Yeah!

There ain't no load that I can't hold
The road's so rough this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long (all night long, yeah hey)
If your going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long
If your going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it
All night long
If your going my way, I wanna drive it
All night long

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, yeah

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My friend blogged about how she feels stagnant in life at the moment, as she watches her friends move on quickly along the road of life.

 

And this was my comment for her, something which I feel like sharing.

-=-=-=-=-

自己的人生,自己的脚印,自己的故事,自己的篇章。

没必要和别人比较,因为人各有命。
心灵上的富裕或贫穷,来自于自己的定义,自己的满足感,而不是与别人的落差。
当下的你,可能看不到自己正在漫步地迈向未来。
也有可能,在你眼前所谓‘有成就的同辈们’,是用心酸来换取地。

给个五年吧。
五年后,在评估自己也不迟。

毕竟,你应该问问自己,自己的人生定义是什么?
快乐?幸福?成功?
若能达到自己的目标,就算你是世界上最平穷的,你也同时会是世界上最富裕的。

还没走到尽头,就不会知道谁是真正的大赢家。

-=-=-=-=-

 

对我而言,只要过得快乐,人生活的精彩,家人与朋友都幸福,多看多听多读多写,这,我就满足了。

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  • May 02 Sun 2010 18:22
  • =(

很不争气地流下了几滴眼泪。

 

今天好不开心。

 

怎么办?

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  • May 02 Sun 2010 14:32
  • Stress

Been kinda distracted from studying for the past 1 hour. Did some miscellaneous & unimportant stuff. Haa. Everything else except studying is considered as unimportant for the month of May.

 

Stress..

 

Almost cried yesterday morning upon waking up. Sigh.

 

Feeling slightly better today but the stress level is still increasing. Argh.

Thank goodness I have Yoyo and Chilly accompanying me. Hee. Kiddish, I know. But I am a sucker for cute stuff and they are too cute for me. Seeing them makes me happy.

 

Next thursday marks the start of doomsday. I hope I will survive through.

 

Back to studying.

 

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"Hello! I am Chilly!"

I.am.Chilly! -2

 

Chilly says 'HI!' while he was in Macau. Heehee. Cutie pie.

I.am.Chilly!

 

We are ♥!

We are ♥!

 

 

Aahh~ ♥♥♥~

 

= )

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(Yup, totally ranked from high to low. But being obsessions, even the low ones are pretty whacky.)

 

1. Music

2. F1

3. Bleach

4. MJ

5. Playing games (Currently into 武林英雄 )

6. Badminton

7. Watching my favorite anime or animation movies for N-times.

8. Booze

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Official website

Ticket Prices:

1 April – 23 April
Grandstand : SGD40
Walkabout : SGD20

24 – 25 April (At the door)
Grandstand : SGD50
Walkabout : SGD30

Tickets can be purchased via SISTIC now!

 

-=-=-

 

Wish I could be there..

I would be there if not for Taiwan trip..

Sigh..

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Maybe I should start naming my subconscious/alter-ego/other self. 'She' has been making a few appearance lately. Hmm.

 

I woke up to the same type of dream today, the one which I had not too long ago - retaliating what I am unable to in reality.

Somehow, I feel slightly better after the dream.

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  • Apr 02 Fri 2010 21:25
  • ..

I want to run away..

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  • Apr 01 Thu 2010 03:59
  • I am..

.Weird.

.奇怪.

.変.

.extraño.

 

-=-=-

 

Recently filled with odd thoughts. I think I will scare my friends off if I do voice out my thoughts. And I've been asking myself this particular weird question lately. I probably know the answer already, but I keep thinking that the question itself is fascinating.

 

hehehe.

 

I am a little weird.

我有点奇怪哦.

私は少しい変ね.

soy un poco extraño.

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and I'm lovin' it.

 

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Headache and in a slightly bad mood now.

Woke up to a nightmare and I can still remember the details of it.

 

It was scary.

 

Scary because the entire dream reflected my true happenings in the real world. Except that, I am dealing with them in the opposite way in my dream. It was as though my subconcious woke up and took over when I was asleep.

 

In reality, I try to avoid any potential conflict, even if it means that I have to swallow a huge amount of pride, ego and truth. I have no choice but to do it this way because it doesn't only concerns me. There will be an impact on others if anything happens.

I would have chose the other path if no one else was involved. Apparently, that is what exactly my subconcious did.

It feels weird in a way. As much as I am annoyed with the dream, I feel relieve at the same time. Cause I did  & said things that I want to, but will never, in the dream.

 

有点被压抑的感觉。

可是,没办法。

只能忍。

忍一时,风平浪静。退一步,海阔天空。

只是,我必须忍一世,退蛮多步。

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Woahh..

 

(Above, is the only orginal content I am keeping for this post. After some thought, I decided to delete my content with regards to 2010 Australia GP. Reason being, most of it are pretty much what everyone else is writing about. So below, are some whopping thoughts fresh new from oven.)

 

Race hero - Fernando Alonso

Wheel spin caused him a bad start and he has no one to blame but himself. Adding that to a flurry of cars squeezing through that narrow turn 1 gave him the ultimatum - a nudge on his car, and a back-spin. All that just about enough to relegate him all the way from P3 to P22 just after turn 1.

 

Thumb-sucking feeling, I bet.

 

Just when all hopes seemed lost, Alonso fought back in the most spectacular way.

 

Muscling his way through the grid, overtaking one car after another with no regards for his machinery, it was amazing. You could see the fighter in him. It was all or nothing, especially when he already had got nothing to lose.

From P22, back to P4. He recovered 18 positions.

Just when everyone is claiming how he lost 1 position from P3 to P4, in actual fact, he gained 18 instead. Qualifying positions is history once the race commence. Only the great drivers can show how one can recover quickly from a setback, all within a single race. Alonso did just that.

The last few laps while he was defending his position was nerve-wrecking and simply spectacular. Even though his tyres gave away a few times and allowed Hamilton a few sneak attacks, Alonso defended perfectly eventually.

 

Alonso might have had a bad start with only himself to blame. But what he showed in this race was much more. He proved that overtaking was definitely possible in this highly criticised season. He provided action-packed entertainment. He showed how a world-class driver navigates himself through the race, despite the poorest start. Most of all, he recovered (almost all of) what he lost, which was also something he earned to begin with.

 

Unlucky chap - Sebastien Vettel

I don't think I need to elaborate on this.

 

"Lucky chap" - Jenson Button

I didn't want to do this but, I feel critical of those who had been highly critical of Alonso's win in Bahrain.

"Alonso would never win if not for Vettel's problem. A lucky win."

 

Statements like this ought to be shot.

 

First of all, there was 10 more laps to go and Alonso was prepared to attack Vettel. How would have anyone been able to know what would have happened? Unless that someone has been to another realm, seen the outcome of that battle, and came back to the 'real world' to let us know that, Vettel wins hands down.

 

Secondly, Alonso earned that win. He had to be in the second position to take fully of that advantage (from Vettel) and he clearly earned it by qualifying P3, followed by an overtaking move on Massa to P2.

 

Luck did play a part for his win, but it wasn't purely based on that.

 

A lucky win will probably mean something like starting from P20, having 10 cars in front of you DNF, add some rain to the formula, plus another 9 drivers lost out time during race and you ended up P1.

 

If you compare the 2 scenarios, the latter definitely required more luck than the first.

 

Moreover, cars DO break down in races. That is not just bad luck. It is reliability issues. We shouldn't be talking things like bad luck for Vettel and good luck for Alonso. Red Bull is fast, but obviously has a serious case of reliability issues. It has been shown in previous seasons that some of the fastest cars don't get to see the chequered flags as often. That is not bad luck. That is a problem.

 

I hate to be critical but this is getting on my nerves. Vettel had the race in his hands before his breakdown. Button would have never won if not for Vettel's problem. So Button's race is a lucky one?

 

I am just applying the same theory bloggers & writers have used with regards to Bahrain GP and it totally doesn't make sense.

 

Who are WE to say that any of the winner's race is a lucky one? All of the drivers earned their spot, and for whatever reasons, they had to be (at least) in the position to take full advantage of any circumstances. Not everyone can take it, and for those who were able to take it, might not be able to keep it.

 

Nevertheless, it was a great call on tyres by Button and it was a well deserved win, just like Alonso's in Bahrain.

 

Very much looking forward to Malaysia GP!

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Ahhh~ A song which I haven't heard in a while..

 

 

I just wanna say hello to you
But you’re not lookin’ my way
Like you trying to act cool
I think I lost my mind
Back there and then
Oh how I let my feelings go

You see, I know it’s just a crush
And a crush won’t ever last long
No one’s forcing it, boy
So you I’ll put aside
Thought friends we would be
Oh, boy…

*Sadly you took my smile away
Every time you look my way
It fades away
I think it’s best it stays this way
Every time you look my way
Yeah, it fades away

You just wanna say hello to me
Now the table’s turned
I’m not lookin’ your way

Don’t get it wrong
Oh, it’s twisted up
Alright let’s make this story short

You see, I know it’s just a crush
And a crush won’t ever last long
No one’s forcing it, boy
So you I’ll put aside
Thought friends we would be
Oh, boy…

Repeat *

Whao…
Why did it have to go down this way?
I’ll admit I feel you when you are near
Maybe baby we got it all wrong

Repeat * x2

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Sneaking in while I am uploading the last batch of Macau photos in Facebook. Can't ignore the nagging thoughts of blogging.

 

Finally. Isshin appears.

 

This is the predicted storyline that many of us had 3 years ago (or was it 4?) while I was in the Bleach forum. Bleach has been in its lowest form for the past few weeks that even one of its biggest fans - me - was beginning to get bored.

 

But I just had to wait for it.

 

It's typical that a long streak of mundane chapters is just an installment to a bigger revelation. A few months back (I can't remember whom I was talking to), I was saying that I am just waiting for all the Shinigamis to die, Ichigo will lose after fighting Aizen, and Isshin (along with the daddy gang - Ryuuken, Urahara & Yoruichi) will save the day.

I am proud of myself for being one of its biggest fan. :D

 

Isshin a royalty, or more?

 

That is the theory that stuck ever since the big revelation of Isshin & the royalties. These 2 ideas somehow gelled together. The more Isshin looks like a blokus, the more mysterious he is.

Unless KT (Kubo Tite) decides to introduce a new element, I feel that Isshin & family are likely to be royalties. There is another idea of Isshin being an ex-captain, but I decided to go with the royalty idea cause it will be a bigger oomph since Urahara has stealed the ex-captain plot already.

 

Well, looking forward to next chapter!

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ROOARR!

 

I am back! (Came back on Friday afternoon so this post is like a super belated & procrastinated post. XD)

 

There's too many things to blog about for this week! Macau, Bleach, F1. But the procratination bug is lurking around so.. I will probably leave everything for tomorrow.. or later.. whenever I am in the mood. hee.

 

Summary:

Macau trip was ok.

Bleach is like "OMFG. FINALLY!"

And waiting for the arrival of Sunday (12 hours time in fact) - Australia GP - with some of my best buds coming to my house!

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Gonna blog while waiting for this game that I am currently into.

 

-=-=-

 

25 more hours.. before I leave home to catch my 6am flight.

Have to wake up at 2am, leave home by 3:30am and I wonder if I will even sleep in the first place.

(Yawning as I speak/write)

 

Anyhow.. I am kinda excited about this family trip to Macau. Well actually I have mixed feelings about this, but I don't really wanna talk about the negative side of it.

It's been a long time since we went overseas, other than Genting that is. I think the very last trip (that was non-Genting) was 10 years ago to Korea.

As much as I love to soak myself in the company of friend's entertainment, I love being with my family too.

 

It's a fact that I have this "love-hate" relationship I share with my mum, the "love-annoyed" with my brother and the "love-respect" with my dad.

But all in all, they are my family. Those whom made up the very large part of me.

Without them, there would be no SY. SY would not be the SY today either, something which I am proud of, to be me.

 

Ahh~ Back to topic before I turn this entry into one that is too 感性. I am saving it for July/August period.

 

(Crap. I lost track after I went to play my game for awhile.

 

Ohh.)

 

Then.. IT'S F1 WEEK AGAIN!

Hee.

Let's hope Alonso can score another win! :D

 

Hmmm. I'm slowly zoning out. I'll stop here.

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