Archive | March 2008

“Almost Here” (Brian Mcfadden & Delta Goodrem) Revised

One of my random reader commented that Delta has never been married, so to clear her name, this is the edited version to correct my earlier mistakes.

After Googling about Delta, yes it’s confirmed that she is not married. She was single and very available when she was with Brian. It was Brian who left his wife for Delta. The media seems to suggest that it was Brian who had cheated on his wife for Delta even before their separation. So yap, here’s the story.

Sorry for the mistakes!

Edited Version
I heard a story from my friend today that one of the singer for the song “Almost Here”, namely Brian Mcfadden and Delta Goodrem both divorced their his respective spouses to be together with Delta Goodrem.

It was super random, when he told me that, I just stopped my work and decided to blog about this.

I was just thinking about it. If I were in his/her situation will I do the same? I think it takes a lot of courage to give up the long and established relationship that you have originally created to be together with someone new whom you just know. I think it takes a lot of courage to realize that you made the wrong decision in the past and now you seek for an alternative.

I guess some people really don’t know what they want till they finally met the person.

“Almost Here” (Brian Mcfadden & Delta Goodrem) Revised

One of my random reader commented that Delta has never been married, so to clear her name, this is the edited version to correct my earlier mistakes.

After Googling about Delta, yes it’s confirmed that she is not married. She was single and very available when she was with Brian. It was Brian who left his wife for Delta. The media seems to suggest that it was Brian who had cheated on his wife for Delta even before their separation. So yap, here’s the story.

Sorry for the mistakes!

Edited Version
I heard a story from my friend today that one of the singer for the song “Almost Here”, namely Brian Mcfadden and Delta Goodrem both divorced their his respective spouses to be together with Delta Goodrem.

It was super random, when he told me that, I just stopped my work and decided to blog about this.

I was just thinking about it. If I were in his/her situation will I do the same? I think it takes a lot of courage to give up the long and established relationship that you have originally created to be together with someone new whom you just know. I think it takes a lot of courage to realize that you made the wrong decision in the past and now you seek for an alternative.

I guess some people really don’t know what they want till they finally met the person.

A talented marketing student looking for an internship position

When one is desperate what do one do? Fight or flight reactions come naturally.

In a desperate attempt to look for an internship position I’m having a shout out here to all potential recruiters “A talented marketing student here is looking for an internship position!”

Attached is my CV.
Tan Si Lin Serene CV

Jeremiah 33:3 (results shown)

// I just bombed my online ability test for DBS internship. Boo.

I was talking to Val and she shared with me her experience of my earlier post on “Jeremiah 33:3”. It was a pleasant surprise! I always believe our mighty God perform miracles in His very own way and indeed also in the most surprising way.

I am glad that my Blog is not merely entertaining (maybe it’s not) but at least it is also functional. I’ve used my Blog to glorify His works! Amen!

God has a plan for all of us. Yes, you too!

Value of Time

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A friend just told me this and I guess it’s pretty true.

Contradictions. Celebrations. Closure.

It’s a final closure.
A perfect day. A perfect them.
A call for celebration.

It’s a happy news.
A gloomy heart. A perfect news.
A time to move on.

Contradictions. Celebrations. Closure.

//Have you found out or heard of news that you thought was a great and happy news but uncontrollably feel a tinge of sadness. I guess sometimes in life it’s difficult to control your emotions when you are experiencing mixed feelings.

Yes I am happy. Really. Sincerely. But your heart is an organ which is equally complex compared to your mind.

Teardrops On My Guitar

Sigh, another emo song that made me realised that it’s Thursday.

Teardrops On My Guitar by Taylor Swift

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see
That I want and I’m needing everything that we should be
I’ll bet she’s beautiful, that girl he talks about
And she’s got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh cause it’s so damn funny
That I can’t even see anyone when he’s with me
He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night

[Chorus:]

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can’t breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be
She’d better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she’s lucky cause

[Repeat Chorus]

So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I’ll put his picture down and maybe
Get some sleep tonight

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do
He’s the time taken up, but there’s never enough
And he’s all that I need to fall into..

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see.

Flat Tummy in 7 Days

[There’s supposed to be a hot body here with flat tummy, but apparently there’s some copyright issues here. And too bad I’ve got a stubborn Ms Flabby down there, otherwise I’ll put up a replacement picture! LOL]

I was reading Cosmopolitan, British Edition April issue, and here are some great tips to get a flat tummy in 7 days. This is for the people who are ready for some summer fun and for my long awaiting Bali trip.

Get Fruity – Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that aids digestion and speeds up metabolism [Got to start loving the pineapples]

Curb Carbs – Eat half your normal amount of carbs and fill up on lean meat, fish and dairy [Yeap, being following this for a long while and it doesn’t seem to work]

Drink Up – Green tea ,which is proven by some research from Japan, is supposed to help. [Green tea! The best canned drink!]

Slow Down – Chew thoroughly before you swallow and focus totally on enjoying every mouthful of your food. [Ok, now I know why I’ve got that stubborn tummy]

Bust your Belly – Crunches, sit ups or what so ever [Too lazy to do this and yes it’s all reflecting down there]

Flex your muscles – Tense your tummy whenever you can [Seen a penguin walking around before?]

Walk and talk – Try walking 3 times a week for half an hour with a friend at a speed that leaves you slightly breathless [Tried climbing the stairs for a while, I’ll try walking next]

Ditch the salt and watch your water – Ditching salt and drinking two to three litres of water each day [Ditching salt for pepper, my new found love]

Chill out – Stress circulates the hormone cortisol around your body, which directs fat to your abs [Ah… this explains my tummy too…BLAH]

Jeremiah 33:3

Had prayer and sharing with my caregroup yesterday. So as the name suggests we prayed and shared certain aspects of our life.

One of my group members then asked, “Do you know what the telephone number of God is?” And she said, “It’s 333.” We were all thinking, what, like a cult? 333? Huh?

Later she explained with Jeremiah 33:3.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”            Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

Oh.

I really need to start calling God. I’ve got lots of unsearchable things that I do not know.

Don’t try calling or smsing God at 333 but read the bible and pray directly to him.

Hah.

Step Up 2: The Streets

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Watched Step Up 2: The Streets yesterday with my sister and it was a random and sudden decision. I text her in the afternoon and she agreed. Haha. Thanks sis!

Hmmm, there isn’t much of a plot in the movie. If you are into great music, amazing dance moves and hot chicks/hunks then you won’t be disappointed. My sister said the first one was much better, better plot, hotter hunk and all. Haha.

But there is something else which is more exciting! Mama Mia is coming up on the big screen! How cool! I watched it at Broadway a year ago and it was great! Love musicals!

New Soul

Yael Naim – New Soul lyrics

I’m a new soul,
I came to this strange world,
Hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take.
But since I came here,
Felt the joy and the fear,
Finding myself making every possible mistake.

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…

I’m a young soul,
In this very strange world,
Hoping I could learn a bit about what is true and fake.
But why all this hate?
Try to communicate.
Finding trust and love is not always easy to make.

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la…

This is a happy end,
‘Cause you don’t understand,
Everything you have done.
Why’s everything so wrong?
This is a happy end,
Come and give me your hand,
I’ll take your far away.

I’m a new soul,
I came to this strange world,
Hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take.
But since I came here,
Felt the joy and the fear,
Finding myself making every possible mistake.
The new soul,
In this very strange world,
Possible mistakes, possible mistakes,
Every possible mistakes,
Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes,
Mistakes.

Gloomy busy week… Fade away

Sigh… this week is a long week ….a gloomy and busy week…

Monday: Had socio mid term exam and APB presentation
Tuesday: Service marketing presentation
Wednesday: Doing sickening-APB-irritating-sex-trade-in-Thailand report. Writing service encounters journal on good/bad services.
Thursday: Going to read up on Brand personality for my thesis
Friday: Going to meet Prof Ang for my thesis

Friday (night): Watching Olivia Ong at Esplanade!!!! Woot! I can’t wait and am really looking forward to it!

For those who are unaware of this local singing sensation, Olivia Ong is a Singaporean singer who sings mostly in English but develop her career in Japan and is now also singing in Japanese. The type of songs she sings were mainly bossa nova classics and pop songs done in a breezy mellow style. My all time favourite song by her is “Fade Away”

// Hmm, been blogging too much, too frequent and too many on song lyrics.

Fade Away – Olivia Ong

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

“Happy Ending”

I was listening to this song last Thursday and felt rather emo hearing it. Haha. Then when I heard this song again just now on radio while researching on the sex trade in Thailand, I’ve decided to take a mini break to search for the lyrics of this song and share it with all of you.

// This song kind of sucks because the title says “Happy Ending” but it is so not. Sigh.

Happy Ending by Mika

Chorus
This is the way you left me,
I’m not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it’s forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

Wake up in the morning, stumble on my life
Can’t get no love without sacrifice
If anything should happen, I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell

Bridge
This is the hardest story that I’ve ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I’m wastin’
And I’m wastin’ everyday

Repeat chorus

2 o’clock in the morning, something’s on my mind
Can’t get no rest; keep walkin’ around
If I pretend that nothin’ ever went wrong, I can get to my sleep
I can think that we just carried on

Repeat Bridge
Repeat Chorus

A Little bit of love, little bit of love
Little bit of love, little bit of love [repeat]

I feel as if I’m wastin’
And I’m wastin’ everyday

Repeat Chorus

I think I

My sister and I are going Korea for a short holiday in May! And I’m really excited about the trip!

// I was listening to a particular Korean song on my i-pod this morning, “I think I” by Byuk (It must be my sister who’ve uploaded it into my i-pod) and this song made me just stopped for a while when I was walking up a flight of stairs. I must have looked weird.

The only lines that I could understand were in English and they are:
“I think I love you……Cause I miss you”
“I’m falling fall you ….Now I need you”.

So with 2 hour breaks in between lessons today I googled for the English translated version of the song.

It’s a sad song. Sigh. Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with the people in the music industry, because when life can already be a misery, people are singing about sad songs. I guess songs expressed certain human emotion, that’s why.

//Clement told me to start my thesis early caused he saw me googling this at comp lab. Haha.

I THINK I – BYUL

It can’t be. It’s not possible. That’s what I told myself.
There’s no way that I’m in love with you.
It’s just jealousy. I must be lonely.
I tried fooling myself. But now I can’t hide it anymore

Chorus:
I think I love you. It must be true. Cause I miss you.
When you’re not around. I can’t do anything. I keep thinking about you.
Seeing how things are – I know
I’m falling for you. I didn’t realize it
Now I need you. All of the time.
I now understand that somehow you’ve already grown deep in my heart.

They say we’re not suited for each other
That it’s better for us to just be friends
From one to ten we can never agree on anything
How can we be in a relationship? When everyone says we can’t last?
Their words have been in my thoughts

Why didn’t I realize what I felt about you immediately?
Why didn’t I see you when you were just in front of my eyes?
That whole time you were just beside me all along
Why didn’t I realize that I’ve loved you all along?