Long Weekend – Deepavali

I spent the long weekend better than previous weeks; more things were done although the efficiency level was still too low. I did not even know about the Deepavali’s holiday until Daniel told me on last Friday morning.

I managed to update two blogs:
Chinese Dramas
Hey! Are You Joking?

My upcoming directory site had moved to another era with the confirmation of the design and layout, such that I could go ahead with the remaining coding without fears of amendments.

I added four Chinese songs to my collection:
吴英仔 – 双手的温柔
(Wu Ying Zai – Shuang Shou De Wen Rou)
吴宗宪 – 留心
(Jacky Wu Zong Xian – Liu Xin)
李玖哲 – 想太多
(Li Jiu Zhe – Xiang Tai Duo)
薛之谦 – 黄色枫叶
(Xue Zhi Qian – Huang Se Feng Ye)

The meet-up with Irwin, including golfing, was great except for the fact that my flu and cough had not recovered.

I also managed to spend some time trying out the add-ons for Mozilla Firefox to enhance my surfing experience.

If only the weekend was longer…

End of Shao Nian Yang Jia Jiang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4TLloCPbcs

My favourite show – Shao Nian Yang Jia Jiang – ended on Sunday. Mediacorp actually screened the last three episodes on two separated Sundays, and thus, each time I got to watch it for one and a half hour.

Since I had already finished watching it through Youtube, the last episode shown on channel 8 was not anticipating. The ending of the story was never as exciting and touching as their previous battle at the Golden Sand, let alone any other earlier episodes.

Till now, I’m still wondering how many friends have been catching the drama faithfully like me since the first episode; I’m wondering if anyone shows the same taste as me.

Tell me I’m not weird. Tell me I’m not the odd one out.

少年杨家将 – 二十年

Call Me, But I won’t Pick Up – this line must be familiar if you have been observing my MSN nick regularly.

More than one month ago, I was using it.

I suppose some people were thinking that I was in a foul mood and wished not to answer any call.

I actually changed my ringtone and I wanted to hear the beautiful song. If anyone were to call me, it would be playing; but if I were to accept the call, the song would stop.

You have to be an emotional person to appreciate it though.

二十年 (Er Shi Nian – Twenty years) by 张萌萌 (Zhang Meng Meng)

越走越远
云到底要往哪里飞
能不能把我的思念
带回那个小小的屋檐
站在窗前
看着云在陪我掉眼泪
寂寞没有人能了解
却把整片天空都染灰
想要试着勇敢一点
我闭上了双眼
跟昨天说再见
不知道有什么人听见
想要试着长大一点
人总是要改变
一个人去面对
也许还要多一点时间

站在窗前
看着云在陪我掉眼泪
寂寞没有人能了解
却把整片天空都染灰
想要试着勇敢一点
我闭上了双眼
跟昨天说再见
不知道有什么人听见
想要试着长大一点
人总是要改变
一个人去面对
也许还要多一点时间
越走越远
云到底要往哪里飞
能不能把我的思念
带回那个小小的屋檐
越走越远
每件事总会变成从前
只是明天来临之前
今夜我还是一样失眠

告诉他,我爱她

Title: 告诉他,我爱她 (Tell her I love her)
Singer: 胡歌 (Hu Ge)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ0_JUi3EbQ
(Only song but louder)

为我送朵花给她
不要玫瑰的廉价
她只喜欢河边开的花
那像我第一次见到她

为我写封信给她
问她今天快乐吗
这里的雨一直下
我每天只能想着她

为我陪她数星星
暗示那像我的心
永远为她一闪一闪亮晶晶
如果她愿意我想给她这颗心

告诉他我爱她
那是我不敢讲的话
我想我永远照顾她
告诉他我爱她
那是我来不及说的话
只有我最关心她明白她

为我送朵花给她
不要玫瑰的廉价
她只喜欢河边开的花
那像我第一次见到她

为我写封信给她
问她今天快乐吗
这里的雨一直下
我每天只能想着她

为我陪她数星星
暗示那像我的心
永远为她一闪一闪亮晶晶
如果她愿意我想给她这颗心

告诉他我爱她
那是我不敢讲的话
我想我永远照顾她
告诉他我爱他
那是我来不及说的话
只有我最关心她

告诉他我爱她
那是我不敢讲的话
我想我永远照顾她
告诉他我爱他
那是我来不及说的话
只有我最关心她明白她

Secondhand Serenade – Fall for You

Irwin’s recommendation…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_JDeA8uTVU

The best thing about tonight’s that we’re not fighting
Could it be that we have been this way before
I know you don’t think that I am trying
I know you’re wearing thin down to the core

But hold your breathe
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
Your impossible to find

This is not what I intended
I always swore to you i’d never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may of failed
But I have loved you from the start
Ohhhh

But hold your breathe
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It’s impossible

So breathe in so deep
Breathe me in
I’m yours to keep
And hold onto your words
Cuz talk is cheap
And remember me tonight
When your asleep

Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find

Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I wont live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
Your impossible to find

Finding Song

你是我的

演唱:苏有朋
电视剧《刁蛮公主》片尾曲

你是贪玩的孩子
偶尔任性 偶尔放肆
每当你安静的数着手指
有谁知道你心里的事

我是等你的男子
我很肯定 也很坚持
爱你是需要特别的方式
哪怕要和世界对峙

但总有一天你会是我的
不管过程到底多曲折
你迟疑逃避
我却从不会放弃

心痛你为爱受着每寸折磨
相信有一天你会是我的
不管对手到底有几个
你能自由来和去
我都等你在原地

Anyone has the MP3 file by chance?

新醉打金枝

Recently, I have been engrossing with this “new” show on channel 8 called “新醉打金枝” (Túy đả kim chi), shown on every Monday to Wednesday, at 1030h. It is actually an old China show filmed three years ago and sadly, Mediacorp only releases it now. This forty episodes series show is a comedy with very cute characters and plotting. The ending song gives a tranquillity feeling.

编 剧:邝业生
上 映:2005年
地 区:中国大陆
语 言:国语
颜 色:彩色
时 长:40集
类 型:连续剧 爱情片 古装喜剧

主演:
张家辉 饰 郭 暧
蔡 琳 饰 升 平
蒙嘉慧 饰 欧阳英
刘庭羽 饰 洛 霞
王 琳 饰 宝 妃
唐 群 饰 荷 花
乔振宇 饰 秦 风
李 立 饰 李修文
洪剑涛 饰 皇 帝
王志华 饰 郭子仪

新醉打金枝 – 片头曲 (Opening Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3TG_pgLn5o

My Birthday 2007

I received two presents and an “ang bao”. Obviously, the “ang bao” was from my mum.

The first present was a G-Shock watch and that was my first G-Shock even though many friends already had one when they were even in primary school. My team-mates bought the watch for me and another Baby-G for Ruoci.

Next was a Logitech mouse cum keyboard set from Kian Wee, Gilbert and Barnie. Gilbert obviously knew what I really needed since he was one of my closest friends. The mouse certainly did me good since my old one was spoilt and could not function properly sometimes. Whereas the keyboard would certainly give me the ability to type better and thus faster since my old one was an antique; the best thing was that it came without “insert” button and yet, with some media controls at the top.

Thanks for the birthday wishes and presents.

I do not really like receiving present even though it will make me feel that I have more friends because in future I will feel guilty if I do not give my friends nice presents. It is a torture to think of what to buy for whoever as my brain cells is already killed by my late night sleep and websites.

I had dinner with my family on Saturday night, which was the eve of my birthday. We went to Marina South for steamboat since my mum had been mentioning about that place for quite long. We went to the famous “Zheng Fa” where they gave live crab and prawns but it was a letdown to receive a smelly crab which stunk a lot even after cooked. All the food was so salty that I gave up after a while. My younger brother had diarrhoea for the two days.

On Sunday, my actual birthday, I went to the beach with my team-mates and sadly, many of them could not make it. I missed my ex poly gathering because of it and the worst thing was that my secretary promised me a kiss if I were to make it. I supposed none of the ex classmates knew it was my birthday except for Wenchang and thus it would be weird for me to join them on that day anyway. We were cursed and lost every game to a group of beach fanatics who went down every weekend. At night, we went to Tiong Bahru for steamboat where others joined in. They got me a cake since I didn’t have any this year but I felt so weird and remorseful for wasting their money. It began to drizzle as we began to blow the candles.

I met up with Gilbert and Raymond (Barney) at Cityhall on Monday. Both Gilbert and I were very shocked when we realised Raymond was on time when we were even suspecting he might fly us aeroplane again. We went to Marina Square’s food court for our dinner. Raymond did not sleep due to project while Gilbert was dying of weekends burnt, and thus I felt guilty for them to turn up. I did not watch many cartoons when I was young and thus when Raymond started to sing “his” song, I was quite amazed, but only by the rhythm.

Barney Theme Song Lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESYHX8jfTAk

Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination
And when he’s tall
he’s what we call a dinosaur sensation

Barney’s friends are big and small
they come from lots of places
after school they meet to play
and sing with happy faces

Barney shows us lots of things
Like how to play pretend
ABC’s, and 123’s
And how to be a friend

Barney comes to play with us
Whenever we may need him
Barney can be your friend too
If you just make-believe him!

林峰 Raymond Lam – 心呼吸 (天涯侠医)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S4GodJRic0

A child playing piano

心呼吸

如深呼吸貼近天空愛的心
從天災戰事助人夢裡飛行
願星光終照亮傾出愛的心
微風中笑著願隨互愛精神
心相近
愛越近
似夢似幻似是人生 約會約誓愛是情深
雖偶遇挫敗有淚印 不會讓眼淚往下滲
有淚與共結伴如今 有淚與共結伴如今
秒秒更迫真 你我更相親

眼望見若意外情急
情總不自禁
能竭盡氣力作護蔭
我真心
就算犧牲
不需要問回贈
越過胸襟
將會讓過萬眾跳出抖震
如深呼吸貼近天空愛的心
從天災戰事助人夢裡飛行
願星光都照亮傾出愛真心
微風中笑著願隨互愛精神
心相近
愛越近

This is one of my favourite songs ever since the show “天涯侠医” begins showing on channel 8 on every weekends 7pm to 9pm.

I do not understand Cantonese but it has a magnificent feeling beyond my description. Maybe it’s due to the contents of the show, which has deepen the feeling.

It is so difficult to find a good quality version of the song to upload into my mobile phone.

Negarakuku

Description: This singer remixed the national anthem and sang a song called ‘Negarakuku’ about polis corruption, racial preferential treatment, government inefficiency in Malaysia, and chinese school graduates barred from entering government universities. Now the government is suing him for “shaming the country and national anthem”.

My Malaysian colleague, Jacqueline, introduced this video to me last week, which I think the singer cum composer is really talented and humorous.