It's Not Nag, It's Just Me

Friday, June 27, 2008


A friend of mine share this track recently and now i'm very much in love with this song.
Some of the songs from Natasha is really here's the main lyrics to Freckles. Reminds me that i need to share this song with my friend Chris.

I used to care so much about what others think about
Almost didn’t have a thought of my own
The slightest remark would make me embark
On the journey of self doubt But that was a while ago

This girl has got stronger
If I knew then what I know now
I would have told myself don’t worry any longer it's OK

'cause a face without freckles is like a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are

I wondered if I could trade my body with somebody else in magazines
With the whole world full at my feet
I phantom worthy and would blame my failures on the ugliness I could see
When the mirror looked at me Sometimes I feel like the little girl who doesn’t belong in her own world
But I'm getting better And I'm reminding myself

'cause a face without freckles is like a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are


Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I Have A Thought
A Not Positive Thought
But Let's Not Talk
For It's Just A Thought
An Irrationale Thought
Let's Treat It As an Underdog
But We Shall Talk
About This Thought
Not Now Cos I'm Caught
I'll Try to Put This Thought
Inside My Vault
When It's Time To Unlock
We Definitely Need to Talk
I Have A Thought

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


(written by Don Henley?)

I got the call today, I didn't wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And all the struggles we went through
How I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love's open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

I've been learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again
I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness, Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

These times are so uncertain
There's a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age
And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They're the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us,
You know it doesn't keep us warm

I've been trying to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
And all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my heart is so shattered
But I think it's about forgiveness
Forgiveness, Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

All the people in your life who've come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
Better put it all behind you; cause life goes on
You keep carrin' that anger, it'll eat you up inside

I wanna be happily everafter
And my heart is so shattered
But I know it's about forgiveness
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

I've been tryin' to get down to the Heart of the Matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I'm thinkin' about forgiveness
Even if you don't love me anymore
Even if you don't love me anymore



To WAKE UP...that's the Hardest part

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nearing to cross the street

It was 5.30am, it's raining. And i decided to push the play button on my DVD remote.

Beautiful night scene. Sound of a train moving very fast. The scene zoom in to a bakery.

Hmmm...very Chungking Express. In fact it kinda does resembling the movie except this time, the one who's manning the bar is Jude Law rather than Faye Wong.

My Blueberry Night, the first English feature film by HK arthouse director, Wong Kar Wai, did not really fare as well as his HK movies, not because of the storyline but perhaps of the main character being played by Norah Jones. She's just too woody and sometimes expressionless. Compared to his HK features which featured great actors/actresses. Even if they are new, they are able to show they emotion unlike Miss Jones. Of course, you can't expect her to be Maggie Cheung but at least Mr.Wong could have chosen someone better.

Jude Law performance was good but nothing outstanding as he was just playing a role we had seen him in The Holidays. But then again, I don't really blame him since his role in the movie was not really that powerful.

The second story, perhaps was the best of the three storylines interwebbed in this movie. Rachel Weisz was good, playing the sexy & beautiful wife which I imagine Mr.Wong would have casted Carina Lau or Gong Li if this is a HK movie. And David Strathain also did a good job playing Rachel's husband who's just not willing to let go of the love when it's practically over.

The third storyline is probably the weakest despite having Natalie Portman in it. Perhaps it was Norah Jones that just too bloody wood that it spoil the whole storyline.

Not really a must watch compared to his previous fares like 2046, In the Mood For Love or even Ashes of Time.

As usual, this movie is very much a Wong Kar Wai movie. The silent moment, the great soundtrack, the close-up, the ambience. This one is meant for those who are very much it, feel it and move on....

Some quotable quotes from the movie (which I stole from IMDB)...

Jeremy: Hmm. It's like these pies and cakes. At the end of every night, the cheesecake and the apple pie are always completely gone. The peach cobbler and the chocolate mousse cake are nearly finished... but there's always a whole blueberry pie left untouched.
Elizabeth: So what's wrong with the blueberry pie?
Jeremy: There's nothing wrong with the blueberry pie. Just... people make other choices. You can't blame the blueberry pie, just... no one wants it.

Elizabeth: How do you say goodbye to someone you can't imagine living without? I didn't say goodbye. [pause] I didn't say anything. I just walked away.
Elizabeth: It took me nearly a year to get here. It wasn't so hard to cross that street after all, it all depends on who's waiting for you on the other side.
Katya: Sometimes, even if you have the keys those doors still can't be opened. Can they? Jeremy: Even if the door is open, the person you're looking for may not be there, Katya.

Well, I'm still taking my long way to cross the street but I hope I'll be crossing the street soon. The only thing is when the door across the street is open, is that person I'm looking for be there waiting for me or it'll just be an empty room? We will never know until we turn the key, won't we?

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

For the sake of what?

It has been more than a week and the protest is still on. And it has been getting really common these days that once people are not happy with it, they just protest. S.Korea with is US Beef import protest, KL with its fuel hike protest and it the charter amendments or it has becoming something else? And today's news make it even worst about the possibility of the State Enterprise Labour Union joining into the protest and halt services on public utilities (ie. electric, water as well as buses). That's really scary.....

While I'm not siding any side but I just thought that sometimes...that when a protest becoming too long, that one would start to wonder...are we protesting for the sake of protest?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Thank you Mr. Lee

Okay...this post was supposed done much much earlier but one thing leds to another, that I'm doing it now.

Being single and living on my own, having the ability to cook a decent meal is very important not just because the food you cook is relatively healthier but it also enhance your creativity as well. Yes, using the right side of your brain.

However, there are some meals that is just too complicated or too tedious to make for one person. For example, you will never see me make a pot of curry chicken for myself considering the complicated steps as well as too many ingredients required. Saying that, in today's modern society, there are products out there that can make your life much simpler.

As an example, this prawn dish that I made, pan frying the prawn is easy but creating the right sauce and taste is one thing I will not want to waste my time of doing it. So, I had no choice but to ask Mr. Lee's assistance. Everytime that I went home, I will go and seek his help. Not that his assistance is not available here in Bangkok, it's just limited.
And Mr. Lee is able to make my life simpler not just with Prawn but with FIsh, Chicken, Pork, etc. Hahaha.
Anyway, email me or leave a comment if you are interested to have the recipe for this dish.


It's anything but...

I can't help myself but to make a review on one of the more anticipated movie this Summer. No, it's not KungFu Panda. I don't think this movie is available in Malaysia since it will required so much snip snip that the title of this movie will have to be just called 'and the City'. LOL!

Anyway, it has been a while since we last enjoy the company of these 4 women which brings us laughters about their thoughts on love, sex, relationships as well as labels.
If you ask me was it worth the watch? As somekind of reunion, yeah perhaps. But did it match the hype it made during its tenure in HBO? Not really or perhaps it's a bit too long, running at 140 minutes instead of the usual 20+minutes.
It is still a good watch but don't expect to get all those fun moments and 'gasp' scenes here.
If I'm to retitled this movie, i will name it Love and The City.
Or perhaps it was a bit weird to see Samantha craving for sex but not getting it.
There are definitely a few unforgetable moments but the one that really hit me is the scene where Carrie in her wedding gown confront Mr. Big with Charlotte holding on to her. That scene both SJP and Kristin Davis played it so well and so real that you can really feel their emotion.

Hence, do go and watch this movie with your BFF.

The movie also got me crazy about two songs. India Arie's The Heart of the Matter and Duffy's Mercy.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

2.7...just the starting point.

Are we, as in Malaysians starting to experience nightmare today? This is definitely just the starting point.

The impact really could not be imagine. I'm scared!