Interesting snippet

Two of my favorite artistes in a song = Plain brilliant

I love how they add flavor to this song.

Previously, I was like Keri Hilson who?


I know, I’ve been as busy as Alice trying to find her way out of Wonderland, and trying not to lose my mind like the Mad Hatter. I wanted to post this video ages ago, so here it goes:

Beyonce feat Kanye West – Ego

I hate men with big egos.

Ironically, the one who who catches my eyes often has one.

I guess it depends on how you look at it: arrogance or confidence.

“Some  call it arrogant,  I call it confident.”

I guess I always prefer arrogance to a low sef-esteem. Kanye tells you why.. 

Me and my ego,
And it go wherever we go,
My ego is my imaginary friend,
He was with me when I was only imagining,
I had dreams of the league,
One day I play Kobe,
I walk up to Puff and he really know me,
Couldn’t let the dream killers kill my self esteem,
Or use the arrogance as a steam that power my dreams

Now it’s quiz time, people. Sharpen your 2B pencils, sweep that wood shaving under your friend’s chair, get ready and the quiz starts now.

There’s only one question though.

For memes like what follows, what would you expect from someone who listens to hip-hop and R&B, and stuff all those into a mp3 player together with a twist of soft rock, a sniff of sweet pop and a little pinch of heavy metal?

Easy. You get rubbish answers. Just read on.  

1. Put your iTunes on “shuffle”.
2. For each question, skip to the next song to get your answer. You must use the title of that song as your answer, no matter how silly it may sound.

1. What would you say if someone were to say, “Is this o.k.?”
“So into you” / Ashanti
(I’m not that easy!)

2. What do you like in a guy / girl?
“Feel Good Inc” / Gorillaz

(Well, as long as it feels good…)

3. How do you feel today?
“Switch” / Will Smith

(Welcome to my world of bipolar mood disorder)

4. What is your life’s purpose?
“Tilt your head” / Nelly ft Christina Aguilera

(Yes, that’s important, if you get what I mean )

5. What is your motto?
“More than words” / Frankie J

(True, actions speak louder than words)

6. What do your friends think of you?
“Gangsta Loving” / Alicia Keys ft Eve

(This tells a lot!)

7. What do you think of your parents?
“You are beautiful” / James Blunt

(Seriously, it can’t be more apt)

8. What do you often think about?
“Candy Shop” / 50 cents

(Funny if you know what this song is about!)

9. What is 2 + 2?
“Hate it or love it” / 50 cents

(This has a strange yet logical mathematical feel to it)

10. What do you think of your best friend?
“How we do” / G-unit

(I have absolutely no explanation for this. But I swear it’s not bad)

11. What do you think of the person you like?
“Drop it like it’s hot” / Snoop dog

(Again, straight to the point!)

12. What is your life story?
“Sunday Morning” / Maroon 5

(Yes, most of the best moments in life were spent on Sunday mornings)

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
“Crazy in love” / Beyonce


14. What comes to mind when you see the person you like?
“Goodbye my lover” / James Blunt

(That’s so melancholic..)

15. What do your parents think of you?
“Golder digger” / Kanye West

(I kid you not! This came out and I was like, woah, my parents don’t think of me this way!)

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?
“Hips don’t lie” /Shakira

(It will be a party!)

17. What will they play at your funeral?
“Temperature” / Sean Paul

(This will be a party too!)

18. What is your hobby / interest?
“Signs”/ Snoop Dog ft JT

(I don’t know and am not interested in learning sign language)

9. What do you think of your friends?
“What’s Luv” / Ashanti


20. What is the worst that could happen?
“Touch the sky” / Kanye West

(You mean, drop from the sky..)

21. How will you die?
“Ass like that” / Eminem

(I will die with a huge ass? Or squashed to death by someone else’s huge ass?)

22. What is the one thing you regret most?
“You make me wanna” / Usher

23. What makes you laugh?
“Over and over” / Nelly

(This is not answering the question)

24. What makes you cry?
“Overnight celebrity” / Twista

(You mean, if I become one?)

25. Will you ever get married?
“Lonely” / Akon

(It’s Goodbye, My Lover, so of course, I will be Lonely. Damn, Akon!)

26. What scares you the most?
“Yo (Excuse me, Miss)” / Chris Brown

(Hmm lousy pickup lines?)

27. Does anyone like you?
“Tokyo Drift” / Teriyaki boys

(Hmm, I wonder if we know?)

28. If you could go back in time, what would you change?
“Tipsy” / J-kwon

(Yes, I want to erase that birthday when I got real drunk)

29. What hurts right now?
“Jesus walk” / Kanye West

30. What will you post this as?
“SOS (Rescue me)” / Rihanna

(Yes, I will need help if all I want to be when I grow up is to be Crazy In Love, and I want to Drop It Like It’s Hot with him, but then I have to say to him Goodbye My Lover and be Lonely all my life. I wonder if it’s because he thinks that I’m a Gold Digger?)

Is it really my fault that I never appreciated Michael Jackson when the dude was still around?

Hey, he was 50. I was still part of an ovule when he was at his peak. As far as I know, an ovule does not react to music. Even if it can hear music through the layers of cells. That is, assuming that it is capable of such sensory abilities in the first place.

But I must really give it to him. This video is cool, even some decades later. I can totally understand how it exuded uber coolness back in those days.   

I cannot believe that it’s over.

Even though it has barely been a month.

I can still remember that fateful day.

Yes, it was 19 June and my company held an important annual event in Orchard that day. Since I was already in the town area, why not shop around for a while? That was exactly what I did, why I popped by Kinokuniya.

Who would have known what destiny had in mind for me when I stepped into the store?

Yes, it was love at first sight. BUT I was the one who allowed the romance, the one who gave in.

And see where it has gotten me now that it’s finally over.

I had foreseen the end. I really had. I had known exactly how I would feel when the inevitable happened.

The void. Emptiness. Loss.

Yet I let it develop. Flourished from a tiny spark of lust, passion, to a deep relationship which enveloped me entirely.

But I do not regret it.

Yes, it has been brief, but it has also been a whirlwind of colours so beautiful that it has taken my breath away.

It was a time too short, but it was a period of good times, good memories and that cannot be replaced.

Do you understand how I feel now?

Is it the same for you everytime you finish a good book?

The four books which make up the tetralogy by popular Russian writer Sergei Lukyanenkothat – namely, “Night Watch”, “Day Watch”, “Twilight Watch” and “Last Watch” – are the best that I’ve read in a long time. Basically, these are fantasy novels where the story revolves around a confrontation between two opposing supernatural groups (known as “Others”) – the Night Watch and the Day Watch. The former is an organization made up by the Light Others (i.e. good people) dedicated to policing the actions of the Dark Others (i.e. the baddies) and the latter, consisting of the Dark ones, polices the actions of the Light Others. There is a third group made up of both Light and Dark Others who have ditched their Watches to join the Inquisition who oversees both Watches to ensure that the equilibrium is kept in the world where magicians, werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, witches and many more of the immortal roam among the normal Earthlings.

I first knew of the book when the first movie, released in Russia in 2004, was finally available in the local theatres some years ago. The reviews in the papers and magazines were so raving good that I knew that I had to catch it. I did, and I was the one who was captured. I was hooked. I borrowed the book from the library and read it. It was a fabulous read but the local library did not have the other books in the tetralogy then. It was some good years later when I accidentally chanced upon “Last Watch” at the “New books” section in the Japanese bookstore. I was out of the store with the entire series faster than you could recite the author’s name. And as they say, the rest was history.

What makes the books addictive is not just the mystical touch, it is the moral dilemma, faced constantly by the characters, of keeping one’s humanity while being strong, interwoven in between the intense action-packed plots. Don’t we fight the same dark gloomy battle every other day, sans the magic, spells, amulets and protective shields?

But in the end, as with these books and any other movie, the Light always triumphs. Call me naive, but I will continue to believe it.

Mine to keep 😉

Sometimes work can be boring, or sometimes it can be due to the noise level in the office, but any way or another, some of my colleagues and I have taken to plugging our earphones in and listening to music during work hours. It is of course with no disapproval from the boss that we dare to do this. I said no disapproval because my boss has never openly indicated her approval. Yet she has never voiced any disapproval either. We have taken her silence to mean consent.

No idea what my colleagues actually listen to but I’ve been listening to ever since I realised that the website hosts more than just Chinese songs. I always have had the misconception, probably due to the name of the website, that all has are Chinese songs. Obviously, I’m much mistaken. Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Rihanna, you name it, they have it – almost all the Western artistes and almost any song. It has been most satisfying surfing the website for the newest song overheard on radio.

However lately, I’ve been doing some time travelling like Michael J Fox in “Back to the Future”, another ancient movie we’ve here – except that I am going back in time and listening to my favourite boy band back in those days. Yes, we are talking about the Backstreet Boys.

It is particularly funny thinking about those days in secondary school when we were decked in our blue pinafores and white shirts and gushing over BSB virtually ALL THE TIME. “We” actually only refer to M, SR and of course me. No surprise that we were in the same class and same clique. Strangely though, G never got influenced. LOL. BSB was probably too low class for her, even back then. Anyway it was like BSB was constantly on our tongues – we probably talked about them 24 hours a day, sung their songs all the time, even on buses during class excursions, and most exaggeratingly, even gushed over them in our letters to one another!

It’s true – I still possess the abovementioned discriminating evidence. As well as tons of offending photos of us back in those days. That’s why I always tell my old friends to watch their steps very carefully and not to step on my tail.

Oh, those were really the days! We always have such a good laugh reminiscing about them these days. Definitely a sign of aging. I do not want to go into further details about our past obsession with BSB because it may risk a myocardial infarction, and the five of them can hardly be called boys now, but to their credit, they did have some really catchy and cool songs, which I discover that I still like to listen to now.

During our last dinner, M, SR and I suddenly remembered the dance performance our class put up in Secondary 3 on Teachers’ Day. Without any doubt at all, yes, we did dance to a BSB song. I couldn’t remember the name of the song even though I can still sing the lyrics. Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, May still does. And guess what, I just did a search on YouTube and I actually found the exact video which we had watched for inspiration on that fateful day in 1995 at CH’s place (he was the class chairman)! Of course we certainly did not have YouTube then! We watched it on tape! Yes, that monstrous-looking thing we needed a video tape player to play! Gosh, we don’t even use that now!

Anyway that tape was yours truly’s haha. I think it was a tape recording of their concert which I had bought. Yes, I was that crazy. 

I had a hard time watching the video just now in office and trying very hard not to chuckle out loud. I think M and SR will have fun watching it too! Enjoy,  ladies!

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