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29 January 2009
Should I appear preoccupied with thoughts when you are talking to me, it's probably because I have so many things on my mind my brain is that close to bursting.
I'm going to be absolutely transparent and type whatever I need to do.
1) Rehearse Talentime Finals songs with Knights of Sowdenia
2) Do up IHC Calendar, J1 Particulars form, tell everyone to pay up money, get cloth for flags.
3) Buy O'gifts and design them quick.
4) Continue working on H3 Geog Proposal, deadline 9th Feb.
5) Learn OM Script by end of this week. Props to be done done done.
6) Read finish Urban Geog package; Mug Channel Morphology notes for first test.
7) Read P&P
8) Finish Tutorial 14A1 and 14A2
Look at how I've prioritized my studies once again. I'm NOT LETTING THIS HAPPEN AGAIN. NEVER.
24 January 2009
1) Coldplay - Life In Technicolor
What a lovely video, absolutely in love with its creativity. =D
And the song finally has lyrics!
2) Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
The video above isn't the right one. If you're a Kelly fan, you know which it's from. Clarkson's back to her pop roots, and this song has pretty much the same effect you get from 'Since U Been Gone'.
3) The Killers - Spaceman
Cute video, though I can't embed it onto the blog. This song was number 17 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.
4) Pink - Please Don't Leave Me
"I always say how I don't need you, but it's always gonna come right back to this, please don't leave me." A song of a love-hate relationship. Oh, it happens so often trust me.
5) Starsailor - Tell Me It's Not Over
Whoosh, a new album after 4 years.
This should be the new Befrienders' Dance OMG! We can all dance at Bishan MRT.
23 January 2009
OM was fun worh! We were cutting out mega letters (council-saigang style) to form RAFFLES INSTITUTION, and yeah, we got bored halfway so we decided to play a little 'Word Challenge' using those letters we have.
Went Tammy's house to record the very nice song, which will be presented to very nice people on 2nd February. Made a chipmunk version of the previous recording which turned out surprisingly very good HAHA, but we still did a new one which was nailed pretty well!
People taking SATs this month seem to be getting A LOT of well wishes. I'm just so damn glad it's taking place tomorrow; I won't need to see people carrying ridiculously thick books around campus anymore, and I believe many people share this ecstasy with me.
Ok Charlene, let's show them our very delicious dish.
22 January 2009
Catch us at Talentime Finals during Take 5 on the 6th February! We promise it'll be even fiercer than the semi-finals! Bigger and better!
Kaiser Chiefs is coming to Singapore on April 9th, which is so annoyingly 2 days before my Long-term OM day. Oh well, that will serve as an excuse not to go for the concert. What a bummer. I know almost all their songs please.
Oscar nominations are out, I shall highlight some of the key categories. Bold indicates predictions.
Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road
Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeline
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - The Reader (Kate isn't nominated for Revolutionary Road for Best Actress. What the hell?)
Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads with 13 nominations, followed by Slumdog Millionaire with 10, and The Dark Knight and Milk with 8 each. And Revolutionary Road without any major nominations?
Want to know what we ate for dinner? Will tell you more tomorrow! Meanwhile, I'm off to bed nights.
19 January 2009
Happy birthday Yuzhou!
---Knights Of Sowdenia has made it through to the semi-finals of Talentime 2009!
Q. Why the name Knights of Sowdenia?
A. Well, our civics tutor is Mr. Sowden. He likes Muse! Muse has a song called Knights of Cydonia! Piece the statements together, and voila!
Q. Who are the members of Knights Of Sowdenia?
A. On Vocals: Cheryl Ng, Claire Goh, Louis Lim, Michelle Chan; On Guitars: Michelle Tan, Ngai Kuoying, Farhanah Ho; On Drums: Valerie Pay
Q. What kind of music do you all play?
A. Find out this Wednesday, 500pm onwards, at the Canteen! You'll be in for a great time as we will entertain you with one of our wackiest performances to date! Most importantly, don't forget to vote!
Louis, on behalf of Knights Of Sowdenia.
18 January 2009
Yay! HouseD! I think we look incredibly funny here.
And Happy Birthday Yuzhou!
Just watched Revolutionary Road. It's most likely gonna be R21, with all the vulgarities and nudities, so might as well catch it on the net.
Frank and April have always wanted to live a life based on higher ideals, but their lives at Revolutionary Road is just plain boring. April hatches an audacious plan for the family to move over to Paris and start living all over again, but Frank is just afraid to break out of the social confines, something most people call 'suburban inertia'. It's quite relevant in the 50s, where you just hate your life and you want to get out of it, but you find it too much of a hassle you just rather stay where you are and rot.
So, you get this conflict of interest. April wants to escape this dreadful place at all costs (she even intended to abort her child for the sake of pushing forward their migration), and Frank wants to save all that they have now, no matter the compromises.
There's all these things depicting the modernist era going on. They constantly question their ordinary existence, are always frustrated with their routine lifestyles, always contemplating escaping reality in hopes of a better future. Obviously, it all ends in disappointment and they remain trapped in this dull society. Oh well, there goes the American Dream.
They all die too; She dies in her effort to fight the forces keeping her in her suburban housewife lifestyle. He 'dies' an inward death as he becomes absorbed by the work he had once despised.
Needless to say, the chemistry between Winslet and DiCaprio is brilliant. Very nice, if you are able to watch it, watch it.
1) Sigur Rós - Við spilum endalaust (We play endlessly)
Though it is sung in a foreign language, it is a really beautiful song performed by the Icelandic band. Listen to their album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
2) Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
The song title put me off initially, but after listening to it several nice, I got to admit it's a nice number.
3) The Ting Tings - We Walk
Another great track from We Started Nothing.
4) Leona Lewis - I Will Be
Leona blasting her vocals as usual in this ballad.
5) Daniel Powter - Best Of Me
His second single off his sophomore album, Under The Radar.
16 January 2009
If you are, let me say something.
Jason Mraz concert tickets are all sold out!
13 January 2009
dude: 'hi, did someone call me?'
me: 'err, nope.'
dude: 'who is this?'
dude: 'oh, the one from chorale is it?'
me: 'er yeah, who are you?'
dude: 'i am kai *something*' (i didn't hear the full name)
dude: 'you were the one who sang 'sunday morning' right?'
me: 'er, yeah.'
dude: 'oh, alright. ok it's alright.'
me: 'haha, ok...'
dude: 'alright, bye.'
seriously, the most weirded out phone conversation. I'm still amused how I'm remembered as the 'Sunday Morning' guy. That's a good sign.
---Listening to Franz Ferdinand's latest album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.
12 January 2009
The first day of school started off with a very entertaining homecoming concert where everyone laughed and cringed at appropriate moments. The batch was welcomed by a delightful breakfast consisting of beehoon and currypuff/sandwiches, all thanks to Welfare! A03A then had a pretty photo shoot. FULL STRENGTH OF 14 ok!
A03A is now deported to LT5 for math lectures, citing academic reasons.
This is highly depressing, but it spurred our class to work very hard. This made the 2 hour math tutorial which preceded extremely fruitful. And I'll diligently do my Math assignments from now on. It's time for studies to triumph over redundant work. On a sidenote, I thoroughly enjoyed GP today.
Farh and I went to purchase Jason Mraz's concert tickets for $85 each (Tickets were selling fast; Our seats aren't the most desirable, but I guess it's fine!) and I saw this printed on the information sheet:
Women are from Venus, Jason is from Marz.
11 January 2009
1) Thinking Of You - Katy Perry
Well, her attempt at a ballad is pretty decent! Very nice video.
2) Sober - P!nk
2nd single taken off her latest album, Funhouse. Taken from her performance at the AMAs on 23rd November.
3) You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor
Watch the official MV. Josh Groban makes a guest appearance. I like this collaboration between them.
4) Love Story - Taylor Swift
Charlene kept singing it over the past few days. Here's her pretty flat live performance at CMAs.
5) Song To Self - Travis
One of the few songs from their latest album, Ode To J. Smith, that I understand, as compared to the very accessible previous album, The Boy With No Name. Here's their live performance of it at Singfest last August.
Louis: Do you have any dietary requirements?
Girl: Err, nope.
Louis: (looks at the very malay name) So... you're not halal?
Girl: Oh yeah, I am.
And it happened twice.
10 January 2009
Rough winds only take us higher
Tough fights only make us stronger
And knowing we've got one another
We'll stick together more than ever.
XOXO, Song and Dance 2009 =)
07 January 2009
The week is tiring, but the fun you get out of psyching yourself up is absolutely exciting!
Somehow it's always the groups that I'm in which is always the 'relac-brudder' group. You know, the easy-going, carefree, I-don't-care-what-the-results-are-gonna-be-because-we're-hardly-trying-but-we'll-do-accomplish-our-task type of group. So, Dry Run OG 1 basically took a lot of pictures (courtesy of my camera), strolled around leisurely without hassle, and we miraculously managed to come in second, how's that. And ah, totally got 4 NHPS people in the OG.
Charlene and I started reminiscing about our primary school days, and surprise surprise, there are in fact a lot of NHPS people in O'team (close to 15?) I kinda miss the old days, you know.
04 January 2009
I love BBHouseD, we're just unbelievably random. *wink wink twitch twitch*
1) Snow Patrol - Crack The Shutters
Second single taken off their latest album 'A Hundred Million Suns'. Chasing Cars Part II?
2) Lily Allen - The Fear
Lead single from her sophomore album, "It's Not Me, It's You". The song, with a very electropop touch, talks about the negative side of celebrity culture in contrast to typical lyrics in pop music which "normally glamorizes the celebrity lifestyle".
3) Razorlight - Burberry Blue Eyes
From the album 'Slipway Fires', this is the anthem that will make the posh girls sing along.
4) Portishead - Magic Doors
From the well-received album 'Third', this song brings out the lead singer, Beth Gibbons, frail and heartbroken vocal.
5) Shinedown - Second Chance
Currently #3 in the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks, Shinedown's previous single, 'I Dare You', was made famous by Chris Daughtry's rendition of it in American Idol.
01 January 2009
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