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    Saturday, February 25, 2006
    Title : It's Final!
    Time : 12:44 am

    Earworm: Believe Me~~Fort Minor

    1st March. 2 pm.
    Destination: Singapore
    Tuesday, February 21, 2006
    Title : all because of CK!
    Time : 12:05 am

    Earworm: Eat it~~Weird Al Yankovich

    The rules/procedures are as follows: The first player of this game starts with the topic "five weird habits of yourself," and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don't forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says "You are tagged" (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

    1. I like to sniff. not glue, u idiot! lovely scents, funky smells, unidentified odours.. yup, sf said i can get killed by sniffin'-- if she puts some poison for me to smell

    2. I'm obsessed with winning one game of Spider Solitaire double suit every time i turn on the comp.

    3. I fight with my sis over who bathes first. as in we are both yellow.

    4. I will remember useless trivia and tirelessly pursue something that slipped my mind. like once i called my sis from singapore to ask her something (I cant recall it now--shall i wake her up?) maybe it's like which actor played this bit part in an indie film. ya, entertainment news hoarder, thats me.

    5. I like to stretch my nightgowns.. is that counted? =p previous hostel girls would know

    ok,I tag:-
    - Marita
    - Jolene
    - Su Yuen
    - Jollivet
    - Phoebe
    Sunday, February 19, 2006
    Title : Well, Do ya?!
    Time : 1:44 am

    Earworm: Do You Want To~~Franz Ferdinand

    Feb 16
    8.00pm>> The concert hall was packed. 6000 tickets sold out. Anticipation heavy in the air.
    8.20pm>> Franz Ferdinand opened their concert with ‘This Boy’. Lukewarm fans KL and I didn’t know the lyrics to most songs, except for their singles. So we just improvised along. Yea… I want a car! I want a car! There was also a song 40’ that mainly comprised of Lalalalalalalala….made for easy sing-along.
    Early in the set came the current single Do You Want To, which got the crowd into a moshing frenzy. “I should be down there!” KL shrieked. But we just made do with screaming “You lucky lucky you’re so lucky!!” to each other.
    No doubt, they were explosive in their up-tempo tunes, Take Me Out had everyone stomping their feet. Other infectious songs featured were The Dark of the Matinee, Darts of Pleasure, Tell Her Tonight, I’m Your Villain, You Could Have It So Much Better… but it was the slow numbers that made it memorable. I loved the melodious keyboard on Eleanor Put Your Boots On; Walk Away with a melancholic tinge, the soulful yearning in Auf Achse and the ballad Come On Home. (but don’t forget to leave!)

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    Still, they blew everyone away with their 10-minute long finale This Fire, featuring an amazing drum solo (or trio since two guest drummers blended in with creating a rhythmic beat.)

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    Throughout the concert, I couldn’t really make out what lead singer Alex Kapranos was saying. Sounds Italian with hardly a hint of Scottish brogue. But I managed to catch him inviting fans to Intercontinental Hotel for a fewd partay. (food party). “If you have problems getting in, ask for the General manager, he’s a good friend of mine”
    The next day in the newspapers, only I found out that 150 fans turned up with fast food and fruits, which they declined, but gamely posed for pictures and autographs. And the main reason for the invitation was coz Alex was pissed off at the General Manager for telling him off rudely for eating in the lobby! Rock and Roll!
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    the aftermath: (L-R) Clinic assistant, KL, me.... YH u should have been on far left!

    yay met up with Phoe, Teresa and JX the next day. pork ribs at Cafe Cartel..mmm
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    food not camera shy..

    and the day after that with YH, KL, mel at Orchard.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2006
    Title : Kiss Kiss
    Time : 2:39 am

    Earworm: Kiss me~~Sixpence None The Richer

    ok...so i ripped this off ck's site.. dun mind ya =)
    You're a Romantic Kisser
    For you, kissing is all about feeling the romance. You love to kiss under the stars or by the sea. The perfect kiss involves the perfect mood. It's pretty common for kisses to sweep you off your feet

    'tis true! ah... *reminisces*
    Tuesday, February 14, 2006
    Title : Valentine's
    Time : 11:46 pm

    Earworm: Can You Feel the Love Tonight~~Elton John

    have to work on v day. darling won't tell me where he is even when i got into my car , ready to drive out of school. turns out he's waiting to be dropped off my his dad on the other side of the road, with a humongous bouquet!
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    mmm.*sniff* hersheys kisses too =)
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    ooh what a cute puppy-- his handmade card for me =)

    when i drove him back home mum's first reaction to the flowers were *that must have cost u a bomb!* ever the romantic. lectured him bout being a vicitm of commercialisation. i didn't demand for flowers, but it still feels nice receiving them. i opted for home made cookies as a gift, which his mum thought were from Famous Amos! ooh thank you thank you!
    dinner at bibichik. lovely honey sotong, tofu and curry chicken. serenaded by old one man band.
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    ~our first valentine together~
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    Saturday, February 11, 2006
    Title : Review: Keeping Mum
    Time : 11:11 pm

    Earworm: Haha You're Dead~~Green Day

    hmm.. Rowan Atkinson in dark comedy... I'm glad to announce there's no slapstick of any kind here. Throw in an effortlessly menacing yet with good intentions Maggie Smith, and you have a winner! Apart from the wonky soundtrack which is typical of Sunway TGV cinemas, the movie had me in stitches and silent giggles. Keeping Mum is the kind of movie that will make you laugh at killing people. And I don't mean it in an unintentionally -funny-slasher-flick-inaneness-laughing-at-stupid-victims way. Its totally irreverent, it even suggests that the bible is full of sex! Eg: Song of Solomon.
    Click here to read the full version, I only copied some that's mentioned in the movie.
    Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine
    Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold
    A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts
    Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes
    Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
    His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace
    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
    Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies

    ok now that i've read the entire song, it's totally not what i was led to believe in the movie. but it was entertaining still. loved the macabre ending.
    Rating: 4/5

    Tuesday, February 07, 2006
    Title : Review: Brokeback Mountain
    Time : 3:33 pm

    Earworm: Ain't No Mountain High Enough~~The Temptations

    So, an Oscar contender for Best Picture... one word: Overhyped
    memorable quote:[after one wild night of passion]
    Ennis: y'know, I ain't queer.
    Jack: Me neither.
    next night proceed to kiss-wrestle each other again
    ok, so i get it, it's a movie that's a tad verbally challenged. more physical in being. i admit my weakness in interpreting cowboy accents. Heath Ledger got a nomination for Best Actor for his suppressed emotions, at times breaking to reveal a softer side. I preferred Jake Gyllenhaal's performance thought, more emotive. Liked the part where he shouted at his father in law who insisted on spoiling his grandson. so back to the initial criticism--overhyped. so its an unconventional love story, with all the sordid details (humping, skinny dipping), but it's not an entirely new premise is it? I was promised an emotional, heartbreaking journey, not so much as a moving ending per se, which was a bit ambiguous too. can't say that much about the body, the 20 or so years that transpired. but the scene where Ennis smells Jack's shirt, it was tragic. love lost.
    In response to a comment in the local newspaper about the actresses having a bad year in 2005 because the Best Picture nominees are male-centric films with females relegated to neglected wives, I, for one believe that Michelle Williams outdid the two male leads here. Maybe I'm just homophobic(which i'm not really) but i was moved by her driven performance, I really felt for her. Not that much for Anne Hathaway so u can't say im just siding with the females. not a feminist anyway.
    Brokeback Mountain: I loved the scenery
    Rating: 2.5/5
    Sunday, February 05, 2006
    Title : Love Dates
    Time : 2:54 pm

    Earworm: Love Is In The Air~~John Paul Young
    Currently reading: The Rule of Four~~Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

    Read with much amusement the article in Clove (Feb 1, 2006) about 'love dates' celebrated by couples in South Korea. Read the full article.

    "Jan 14 is Diary Day in South Korea when sweethearts are encouraged to buy gifts such as planners and mark all their red-letter days of love."
    ok get your pens ready lest you face the wrath of your beloved for forgetting that weekly/monthly/yearly 'anniversary', *gasp* Valentine's Day, or the day you first held hands, went on a date, kissed, watched a movie together, fought and made up... oh the list is endless, a planner is just what a couple needs!

    "Next on the calendar is Feb 14 and Valentine’s Day, where South Korean women buy chocolates for their boyfriends."
    "March 14 is White Day. This celebration was born in Japan, imported to South Korea and is marked by South Korean men returning the favour of their Valentine’s chocolates with candies for their girlfriends."
    Okayyy.... additional dates for the planner since they can't give each other gifts on Valentine's Day.

    "April 14 is Black Day and is purely Korean. This is a day where those who have not found love mark their status as lonely hearts by eating black food.
    The dish for the day is Chinese noodles topped with a thick black sauce. Single students at universities order scores of bowls and eat them together in the hope of finding a soul mate over noodles."

    Cue: Cruel mocking laughter from my sister and me. Oh alright, just because we aren't single doesn't mean we have the right to poke fun at the poor South Koreans who desperately are, never mind how wallowing in self pity all that sounds. Shame on us! (slaps self) But whatever happened to free-spirited swinging singles? Imagine a new Korean romance movie--Noodlestruck or Success Story of a Noodle couple.

    "May 15 is Yellow Day-Rose Day. Lonely hearts gather for curry and companionship. Those who find love by this day exchange roses. Dressing in yellow is also recommended."
    But of course.

    "Aug 14 Green Day: when couples are supposed to dress in green, walk in the woods and drink cheap liquor that comes in green bottles."
    Why even one of my favourite rock bands' name is reduced to a love date

    "On Silver Day, couples can freely ask their friends to give them money to pay for a date while couples are supposed to exchange gifts made of silver."
    Now this is a date to take advantage of! yes,rip off the singles!

    "Nov 11 is Pepero Day and is named after a pencil-shaped cookie stick covered in chocolate that is purchased in abundance on the day and exchanged mostly by young South Koreans as an expression of their affection."
    how cute. sweet, really.

    Now I don't mean to be so cynical about all these dates, it's all in good fun. after all we celebrate every 3rd of the month too, to the bemusement of my parents.