Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's New Year's Eve!

Christmas has just passed us by and tomorrow, we are about to tear off our last page of the 2008 calender!

For me, I'm to count down in my teacher's place tonight with all my choir pals.

Did you know that Each year on New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, a time ball made of crystal and electric lights is raised to the top of a pole on the One Times Square building and then lowered to mark the coming of the New Year. The Ball descends 77 feet (23 meters) over the course of a minute, coming to rest at the bottom of its pole at 12:00am. Toshiba's Times Square billboard directly below the Ball counts down to midnight as well.

Cool, huh?


In Japan, people celebrate the new year from the 1st of January to the 3rd.

Before the New Year, homes are cleaned, debts are paid off, and osechi (food in lacquered trays for the New Year) is prepared or bought. Osechi foods are traditional foods which are chosen for their lucky colors, shapes, or lucky-sounding names in hopes of obtaining good luck in various areas of life during the new year.

People try to stay awake and eat toshikoshisoba, which is soba noodles that would be eaten to at midnight. People also visit Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Traditionally three shrines or temples are visited.

London has a major fireworks display along the River Thames, followed by a parade on New Year's Day.

So to all, Happy New Year and wish you a great year ahead of you! I wish that you will have the courage and strength to knock over your troubles. Usher in the new year with a brand new start, a brand new perception and a brand new attitude! =) Peace to the world and love to all nations!

GOOD LUCK & HAPPY NEW YEAR!! See you again, next year!

Friday, December 26, 2008

26th December...


Err... I guess this is a more correct translation of Merry Christmas...


Before I go, I would like to confess. Remember I telling you that I like the Jonas Brothers not mostly because of their songs but their personality? Well, as most JB fans, they should know that Nick Jonas was the one to actually come out with an album when he was about 11 or 12. And his voice back then was really phenomenal! You can go search it on Youtube. His voice back then is way better than it is now... =)
So again! Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, Y'All!

Hear ye! Hear ye! It's Christmas! But.. It doesn't snow... =_=

I remember exactly last year, my family and me were on our way to my grandpa's place for a Christmas party from Pangkor. Most of our time spent last Christmas was in the car...

Well, as for this year, I kinda got into the Christmas spirit by go caroling with my fellow choristers but I'm still not in the Christmas mood. Everything here is dull and un-Christmas-sy..

Last night, my dad made last minute plans to go to Genting to spend the rest of our Christmas Eve. As usual, it was packed and everyone there was wearing a Christmas cap or the reindeer's antennas. I met 1 of my choir pals there and my family just walked around, taking pictures and ended up counting down in Starbucks where I enjoyed my Iced Green Tea Latte..! I lurve Latte!!! =)

For those who are curious about what I've got for Christmas... I've only got a bag with music notes printed on it from my piano teacher who gives us Christmas presents every year.. And... Nothing else! T.T Christian told me that he got a laptop for Christmas! How cool is that?!

When I went to KLCC to watch MPO perform The Lord of the Rings: A Symphony, I dropped by the Sony Digital Shop and I was wandering through the laptops and fell in love with a pink laptop! Pink wasn't exactly my favourite colour, but I loved it!

Ok, about Christmas, what do you know about it? This is what I know.

  • It's celebrated by Christians and Non-Christians all over the world, to rejoice the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Some people celebrate it on the 7th of January.
  • Saint Nicholas but more widely known as Santa Claus who lives in the North Pole will take his sleigh pulled by reindeer and send out presents made by the elves in his factory to the children on the Nice List according to what they've wished for. Climbing down chimneys and place the presents under the Christmas tree or in stocking placed near the fire place. Eat the cookies and drink the milk left by children, and be off to the next home.
  • There are traditions that one should kiss under a mistletoe.
  • There are 12 days of Christmas.
  • Mother Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ in a simple stable in Bethlehem.
  • The candy cane is a candy shaped like an old man's walking stick, with red and white stripes. It's given out on Christmas.
  • Christmas pudding!
  • Christmas caroling is those who spread the joyous mood of Christmas / the good news that Jesus Christ is born by singing. That's us! =P
  • There's also the Yule log... Which I'm not sure what it's for... Burning, I guess...

Here are how you say Merry Christmas in different languages! I'm not sure if it's correct 'cuz I just used the Yahoo! Translator.. =_=

  • 圣诞节快乐!(Chinese)
  • Selamat Hari Natal! (Malay)
  • Vrolijke Kerstmis! (Dutch)
  • Joyeux Noël! (French)
  • Frohe Weihnachten! (German)
  • Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα! (Greek)
  • Buon Natale! (Italian)
  • メリークリスマス! (Japanese)
  • 즐거운 성탄! (Korean)
  • Feliz Natal! (Portuguese)
  • С Рождеством Христовым! (Russian)
  • ¡Feliz Navidad! (Spanish)

Merry Christmas to all! And a Happy New Year! =)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hell Camp...

I'm not sure if it's purely coincidence or not, but when I mentioned that I'm going to Choir Camp with the Chung Hua choristers for 6 days, full of practice, I told her that this was pure Hell..

I got so shocked when I saw the theme of this camp... =_=

But anyway, this 6 days was tiring yet it was something new for me. I've never been in such intense practice like that before.

Although the schedule for the 6 days were merely different, wake up at 6 or 7, exercise, breakfast, choir practice, lunch, rest, choir practice, dinner, sleep... =_+ We have to wake up at the breaking of dawn and run around the school for 2 rounds, or the field for 2 rounds... and their school is so darn HUGE!

So, I just wanna thank all Chung Hua Chorister! Thanks to all who made this camp, scary AND memorable... Although I wasn't really looking forward to this camp, but I felt a little sad when we have to leave. Thanks to our great group leader, 健升! "Sorry... Sorry... Sorry..." Haha! This is what he always say... Thanks for the drinks and the 'sacrifice' you made for us when we play station games... *Taking off his shirt to make our "line" longer...* =P Woot! Haha! And all Altos of Chong Hua and La Voce... Joshua, who made our free time more "meaningful" with all that gossip... =) Ah Ju Ju, the hyperactive Tenor... The teachers and committee members... Thank you!

My back and all those joints are aching and thighs are crazily facing Oxygen Debt after this 6 days of sleeping on the floor.. Sorry, Qiao Fang if I disturbed you when I sleep... I know that I'm not that "quiet" when I sleep.. Haha! My voice have also turn sexy and deep... Muahaha... Call me if you wanna know how I sound, but mind you! It will only last a few days la...

Even bathing is a HUGE problem for us...

I've also met many friends in camp, just like every camp. But the only difference is that we all share the same passion in music. If there's any unfavourable things that have happened between LV and CH, I would like to sincerely apologize!

Before I sign off, please support our concert this coming Feb! Beautiful Tones - entwined by John Rutter and Lu Zai Yi... Contact me if you are interested! Please, please, please support us! In better words, I would like to invite you guys to join us on a musical journey to the East and the West, blending in perfectly in music... =)

Hehe... Thanks! =)

Signing off! Tataz!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Leehom Craze!

Leehom's new songs... Loved all of them!

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So long, pals!

In less than 24 hours, 3 of my besties will be flying their way off to the land of the rising sun...

I'm gonna miss them... T.T I won't be receving their sms-es wishing me Merry Christmas or a Happy New Year... But they'll be having a great time there, I'm pretty positive about that! =P

But! I'll keep reminding myself that I will have prezzies from them when they get back! Wooohoooo! Hehe...

Plus, my parents are already in Shanghai now.. Leaving us 4 brats at home.. Haha! And, more prezzies from them! =P

I'll be going to Choir Camp soon too... Hoping that it'll be fun and memorable.. Keeping my fingers crossed..

*Sigh!* I guess I'll be spending the rest of my days at home and start touching the holiday homework that I'm supposed to hand in when school reopens... LAZY~~~ T.T

ps: Leehom's Hearbeat!!! Can't wait for it to come out in stores, 26th Dec! A day after Christmas! How great is that?! And yea, BUH BYE, MAGZ!!!!!!! (fro the Chatbox)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obsession!

This is going to be very short post..

So it's basically about my obsessions for my past few days. And an obsession to me is searching everything I can on the youtube and wikipedia. What's great about youtube is that there's those links beside the video and the list is never-ending! I can go on watching for hours and hours...

Yesterday: Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Corpse Bride [Victor's Piano Solo and the Piano Duet] searching for the piano scores.

Today: Still... Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Harry Potter/Cedric Diggory rather, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the piano scores of River Flows into You, Kiss the rain and Love Me by a Korean composer, Yiruma...

Ok! That's for now, bye!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

我聽見了力宏的心跳。。

力宏的新歌,心跳,已經在播了。真得很好聽!

我還在煩惱,應不應該買臺灣版的專輯。因爲通常,臺灣版的預購禮物迴避本地的好幾百倍!就像上一張專輯改變自己一樣,臺灣版的預購禮物是一雙很炫的環保筷,而本地只是一件衣服。=_= 但是麻煩的是,臺灣版的蠻貴的!雖然是400台幣(RM40),但是加進郵費就大概是RM60了!原本說要賣給我的大姐卻説她不願意付那麽多錢!他只要買大馬版的~ T.T

加上,臺灣版的專輯不能在大馬簽唱會時給力宏簽名。我因該不會再買一模一樣,大馬版的專輯, 爲了要給他簽名吧?好奢侈!煩惱中!!!
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王力宏的「心.跳」TEASER 12/8在各大電視台開始跳動,12/26正式發行。期待以久的樂迷朋友可以在12/12全省唱片行跟7-11開始搶先預購。為了答謝王力宏歌迷的熱情支持,此次專輯預購分為兩個版本一是『心跳浪漫版王力宏』包括”心跳銀刻戒指+心跳時刻明信片”,另一個版本是『心跳寫真版王力宏』內容物包括”2009寫真年曆+2008事紀寫真本”。想要蒐藏最真的王力宏嗎?那你一定不能錯過王力宏2008年的最新專輯 「心.跳」。

A) 7-11『心跳浪漫版王力宏』包括”心跳銀刻戒指+心跳時刻明信片”[Xin.Tiao Romance Version] include - Silver Ring + Postcard

B)CD SHop『 心跳寫真版王力宏』內容物包括”2009寫真年曆+2008事紀寫真本”。[Xin. Tiao Biography Version] include 2009 LeeHom Calender + 2008 Biography Book.
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好吧!就不多說!現在就給你下載王力宏的新歌,心跳,的link.. Enjoy!

ps: the album will be releasing a month before my bday! Muahaha.. Yea well, it's a long time too la..

http://www.mediafire.com/?zwymyu0z0zy

心跳

詞 : 王力宏 易家揚
曲 : 王力宏

想跟我吵架 我沒那麼無聊
不懂得道歉 我沒那麼聰明
好想要回到我們的原點

你又在哭泣 我給不了安慰
我又在搖頭 有那麼點後悔
愛情的發展已難以回頭卻無法往前走

但身不由己出現在胸口 兩顆心能塞幾個問號
愛讓我們流多少眼淚

你的眼神充滿美麗帶走我的心跳
你的溫柔如此靠近帶走我的心跳
逆轉時光到一開始 能不能給一秒

等著哪一天你也想起那懸在記憶中的美好


















Monday, December 8, 2008

Busy weekends!

witThis whole Genting trip was really a last minute trip! It was decided almost in less than 24 hours. And I just came back from Ling Wee's house that evening...

On Saturday, I went Christmas Caroling when I don't need to. So I called up Qiao Fang and told her that I will be going. She asked me to call Cheng Syin and Joyce to come too. So when I called Cheng Syin, she said that she will be going to Genting with Joyce. I wanted to go since I was so bored. So I called up Joyce to... And the trip is ON!

Basically, this trip was to just attend a dinner which I don't have a clue was about before. J just informed us to bring some suitable dresses for dinner.

After Caroling, we sat J's parents car up to Genting. I actually lied to teacher that I have to go back to Klang to perform that night (which I actually really have to, but cancelled) to be able to go to Genting and not going to practice with Chung Hwa... =P But she actually called my cell the next day! I was in line to go on the roller coaster when she called. All 3 of us freaked out... =_= And ignored her call... Shhhh!!!

She called like, 3 times... Gosh!

After the dinner the night before, we changed into our casual wear and went out to breath some fresh, mountain air... Cool~ J and me even bought Starbucks! She was crazy enough to order the a Venti Frappacinno, which was the largest cup which cost me RM17! I ordered the Dark Cherry something, a Christmas drink, and it wasn't so good... So I traded with J, who ordered the Toffee Nut something something.

We were 3 girls who went crazy, drinking a cup of iced coffee and standing in the cold, night air...

The next morning, we were planning to buy the outdoor ticket (which I was quite reluctant, because I didn't have that much money), and I was lucky enough to escape cuz the counter said that it's too misty and all rides are closed... So we bought the indoor ride.

J and I went to try the Laser Mirror Maze where it's similar to those villains who wants to steal precious antiques or jewellary and need to pass through a maze of lazer beams. If we touches the lazer beam, the alarm will go off... Hehe, quite thrilling, but the game is too short.

Bah... Too lazy to tell the rest and I'm sure that you don't want to read anymore of it.

So, I've watched Twilight, downloaded it. It was not bad, all about romance and vampires. Frankly speaking, Robert Pattinson, who played Edward Cullen and Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the GOF, wasn't that good looking in that movie. I liked him more in HP4 and thought that it was really a pity for him to only come out in one movie of HP.

I've just borrowed to book from YYV and have start reading a few of the pages.

The amazing and wonderful thing of reading is that I can imagine the settings and characters in my mind while I read. So after watching the movie, I can actually think of Edward and Bella like in the movie. Edward's messy, blonde hair ( in the book, auburn hair), gorgeous eyes which changes colour (Coal black to Golden Brown), his muscular body and his pale, icy-cold appearance. Bella's long, black hair, slender body, and those misty eyes...

Many said that the book is better than the movie, a lot better... I'm looking forward to the next movie and hope to read the book, New Moon. According to websites, it already started filming and I hope that it would be better than Twilight. =)

Taz!

ps: Gosh! December December, the fastest month in a year... It will be January in a blink of an eye! Help! Form 4-ers, get ready to stand into the battlefield...! CHARGE!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

No Air...

Ahhh... I just love this song! =) Jordin Sparks Ft. Chris Brown

I know that I'm not those who listen to the lastest songs and this song has been on the radio for quite some time... But I'm sure that many still loved this song and listen to it. Plus, I just fell in love with it! Jordin Sparks, the 1st runner up of American Idol! And she was only 16 when she auditioned! Gosh... Wish I have such a mind-blowing voice!

She' really a great person to be with too! Down to earth and a lovely lady!

"Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air
Can't live can't breathe with no air
It's how I feel whenever you aint there
Theres no air no air

Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gone breathe without me
If you aint here I just can't breathe
Theres no air no air" *swoons!* =3

Another song of her's, Tattoo

"I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize, nothing's broken
No need to worry 'bout everything I've done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back at a new direction
I loved you once, needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're on my heart just like a tattoo"

Also, there's David Archuletta, also known as Archie! The 2nd runner up of the latest season of American Idol. Another young artist but too has a great voice! =) There's his song, Crush...

Ok, so back to myself.

Lately, the row of Christmas caroling has just begun. It's quite the 1st time I've joined the my choir and go for caroling. But since this year, I'm gonna be left home behind by my parents while they go to Shanghai. The previous years was always spending time together going for holidays, like last year, we went to Pangkor. And the year before, we went to Bangkok. This year, I'm stuck at home...

So, I went caroling and it was quite nice. Despite some weird looks from the people in the mall when we walk around singing jolly tunes, it was nice.. =P Not to mention tired... =_= But we even have to perform that night for the Subang Music Festival... Worn out! Awww.... My feet are killing me that night when I went home 12 hours after I went out that morning. We still have to kill our brain cells to memorize those song lyrics... The snow...! It was a nice song, but the lyrics are weird and we have a not-really-professional-pianist who usually performs solo and never plays accompaniment before. He got the stage all to himself!

He should be looking at my teacher while he plays! But instead, he was drowning in his own world, playing a deadly slow speed, adding the boring-ness of the whole already-very-slow song... =_=

I've performed a duet with him before and it was such a torture! Not to mention performing after a few 3 days of practising! GOSH!

Err... I'll probably not mention the malls that we will go for Christmas Caroling... But I love the uniform-like clothes that we wear! It's a red vest with a white shirt with a collar and a white skirt... Nice! It would look great for a school uniform. But we students will suffer from the heat... =_=

So, I'll most probably start to take driving lessons after my birthday! ps: My bday's in January! And this year, it's the day jsut before CNY! Yesh!

I don't know if I should be excited or scared of this cause learning to drive may not really be a nice thing... Parents will nag to bring your younger sister or brother to and fro from the tuition centres or run errands for them... And, the road is quite a dangerous place.... Choi! Choi! Choi! *slaps!*

So before I go, I would like to congratulate all who has officially graduated from High School by finishing their SPM's! Yay! =) But it's an Oh-oh for me.... T_T And I would like to wish YYF, Ivy, Chua, LLW, Mum and Dad a safe and pleasant trip to... Wherever you all are going... =_= Erm, YYF -> Aussie, Ivy, Chua & LLW -> Nippon, Mama and Dada -> Shanghai. Me -> Christmas Caroling, Choir Music Camp and HOME... Just GGRRRREEEEAAAATTT... =_=

Still desperate to FLYYYY~~~!!!