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A few weeks back, I went KTV with Alph and Yvonne and Alph picked this song for us to sing out loud! Now, it’s my current earworm! Haha. Love the girls!

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Love love love this! Run by Matt Nathason ft Sugarland

Review of Christmas Albums (2011)

My job allows me to buy Christmas CDs for Frontline and I bought 5 Christmas CDs just for this purpose. I can’t stand Christmas CD compilation which gives crappy music!

Here are the reviews of all the Christmas CDs I bought and I have rank them starting from my favourite album!

A Very She & Him Christmas – She & Him

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This CD totally rocks my Christmas world! I love that it sounded different from the usual Christmas songs adding a little edgy and quirky touch to Christmas! Right, I’m also a little bias because I love Zooey Deschanel ! Her character in New Girl is awkward yet cool and I’m just curious how she sounds! An unlikely Christmas song “Baby, it’s cold outside” is cheeky and oh so appropriate for the cold cold weather. Haha.

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars


The Gift – Corrinne May

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Her voice is heavenly! Even though this sounded like a typical Christmas Carol voice but don’t you love her angelic and soothing songs during this joyful season! Also, this is the only Christmas album which actually worship and praise our Lord Almighty!

Rating: 4 / 5


Glee Christmas Album 2 – Glee

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I love Glee, period. Haha. It adds a modern twist to Christmas!

Rating: 3.5 / 5


Connie Talbot’s Christmas Album – Connie Talbot

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Her voice is angelic yes, but there are a couple of songs which went a little too high pitch for my liking. But for her age, she is good.

Rating: 3 / 5


Under the Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

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I am not a fan of inconsistent Christmas album. One minute it is blasting some high pitch song, the other minute it is an R&B Christmas song trying too hard and the next minute it is this soulful vocal rendition of a prepubescent boy with Mariah Carey. OMG. The only reason this CD is picked – to appease the younger audience at Frontline.

Rating: 2 / 5


I wanted to pick up Michael Buble’s Christmas album too but I ran out of budget and our CD player can only hold 5 CDs at a time. HAHA. Perhaps next year.

Why try to change me now

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First heard this at Peggy’s blog which was linked from Sharon Au’s blog. It is beautiful. Beautiful I must say.

It feels …

…coffee…
…café…
…winter…
…magical…

Dance.

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Was at the launch of Dance by Jean Tan a couple of weeks ago, and gosh, I am falling in love with her music. The beautiful melody, touching lyrics and soothing voice in her album will surely impress you! Influenced by Tori Amos and Damien Rice, her music also bear similarities to Joanna Wang and Corrine May. My favourite tracks include You Look into my Heart and Dance. Visit her MySpace page here and you will be captivated by her amazing song writing skills and soulful music!

Inch Chua.

I was recently introduced to the work of Inch Chua – a local independent artist. I love her airy, acoustic and whimsical music creations. “Aqueous Oblivion” is my personal favourite!

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Free download of her album can be found here.

Michael Jackson passed away at 50.

I, like what my sister said, am beyond words and am shocked.
R.I.P. Michael.

 

 

News Article: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Showbiz/Story/A1Story20090626-150998.html

Mr Smiley hearts Coldplay

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Coldplay played to 10,000 fans last Monday nite, and Mr Smiley was there to witness the world’s greatest band (cause I say so) rawk the bloody roof down, and cause a massive rush of blood to all our heads (above the waist pls, ppl).

Don’ believe ah? See video lor.  Awesome awesome band, this Coldplay.  

WARNING: Videos may contain unexplainable groupie-esque howls of inexplicable joy. Cringe-worthy singalongs may also be present at certain video intervals. NOT suitable (TOTALLY) for workplace viewing. 

 

Free CDs Giveaway

Trying to clean up my room and I’ve got some CDs to giveaway instead of allowing them to collect dust in my cluttered room. Most of these CDs were given to me from my previous internship and it is in a pretty good condition.

So if anyone out there would like to have these CDs do drop me a message [I can mail them (you pay) or pass them to you], otherwise I would hand them over to the Salvation Army.

Kaiser Chiefs – Employment (2005)

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The All-American Rejects – Move Along (2006)

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Fall Out Boy – From under the Cork Tree (2005)

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James Morrison – Undiscovered (2006)

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Kelly Clarkson – My December (2007)

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Screamo

What are kids thinking these days ?

My brother just introduced this new genre of music to me. The kind he listened to all day and night.

SCREAMO.

Out of curiosity, I looked up urbandictionary.com – the trusted dictionary.

Screamo: A term that refers to recent bands that play old style emo. When the media started to label pop punk and indie rock bands emo, people needed a new word to describe the style of music that used to be characterized with emo. Some say screamo is a little more artsy and pretentious than older emo, but that’s arguable.

Ok. Now, my definition of screamo after personally experiencing the horrifying noise, oh no, I meant music.

A bunched of emo kids, or youth as my brother corrected, who learn to sing-scream their lungs out without damaging their throat. “Cause they used a special technique called – Inhale screaming.” That is what my brother claimed, and he went on by saying that “they using diaphragm instead of their throat when singing.”

O.K. Whatever that is, I am definitely not trying to sing like them. Even though my friends prefer to have their “Sore throat Serene” back, but hey, I am not shutting up. HAHA

Winner Takes it All – Abba

I don’t wanna talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I’d be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It’s simple and it’s plain
Why should I complain.

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don’t wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You’ve come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all……

Joanna Wang – Let’s Start from Here

She’s good. I love her husky voice, sexy and soothing at the same time. Nice. Feels like winter …

Lets Start From Here – Joanna Wang

Let’s Start From Here

Giving up,why should I

I’ve come to far to forget
We’re beautiful,we just got lost

Somewhere along the way
So much was missing when you went away
Let’s start from here,lose the past
Change our minds,we don’t need a finish line
Let’s take this chance don’t think too deep
Of all those promises we couldn’t seem to keep
I don’t care where we go
Let’s start from here

Standing here face to face
A finger on your lips
Don’t say a word don’t make a sound
Silence surrounds us now
Even when you were gone I felt you everywhere
Let’ start from here, lose the past
Change our minds, we don’t need a finish line
Let’s take this chance don’t think too deep
Of all those promises we couldn’t seem to keep
I don’t care where we go
Let’s start from here
Let’s start from here

I’ve never been the one to open up
But you’ve always been the voive within
The only warmth from my cold heart
Let’s start from here, lose the past
Change our minds, we don’t need a finish line
Let’s take this chance don’t think too deep
Of all those promises
Let’s start from here, lose the past
Change our minds, we don’t need a finish line
Let’s take this chance don’t think too deep
Of all those promises we couldn’t seem to keep
I don’t care where we go
Let’s start from here
Let’s start from here
Let’s start from here
Let’s start from here

So You Would Come

Before the world began
You were on His mind
And every tear you cry
Is precious in His eyes
Because of His great love
He gave His only Son
Everything was done
So you would come

Nothing you can do
Could make Him love you more
And nothing that you’ve done
Could make Him close the door
Because of His great love
He gave His only Son
Everything was done
So you would come

Come to the Father
Though your gift is small
Broken hearts, broken lives
He will take them all
The power of the Word
The power of His blood
Everything was done
So you would come

Shayne Ward – Breathless lyrics

A perfect song for marriage proposal! Enjoy!

Breatheless

If our love was a fairy tale
I would charge in and rescue you
On a yacht baby we would sail
To an island where we’d say I do

And if we had babies they would look like you
It’d be so beautiful if that came true
You don’t even know how very special you are

Chorus

You leave me breathless
You’re everything good in my life
You leave me breathless
I still can’t believe that you’re mine
You just walked out of one of my dreams
So beautiful you’re leaving me
Breathless

And if our love was a story book
We would meet on the very first page
The last chapter would be about
How I’m thankful for the life we’ve made

And if we had babies they would have your eyes
I would fall deeper watching you give life
You don’t even know how very special you are

Repeat Chorus

You must have been sent from heaven to earth to change me
You’re like an angel
The thing that I feel is stronger than love believe me
You’re something special
I only hope that I’ll one day deserve what you’ve given me
But all I can do is try
Every day of my life

Repeat Chorus x 2

“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.

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.

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

Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love

This song is awesome! I love it! Was trying to post the video but not sure why I can’t do it. haha. Whatever.