Friday, July 21, 2017

A few LP related links

Kerrang interview with LP  

Spin 2003 cover story

Spin review of Hybrid Theory 

Chester of Linkin Park Is Dead

I posted this note below on my Facebook upon hearing Chester's suicide

If you google his name right now, there are probably tributes on how he gave a voice to a lot of angry people. I am one of them.

When Hybrid Theory came out, I didn't pay much attention to it at first, as I was not that into 'One Step Closer'. But, had to admit that the music has a nice feel to it. 'Crawling' was alright, but what got me was 'Papercut'. Oh man, the lyrics were so speaking to me, about that point of time of my life. All the anger I had and felt really came out. So, bought the CD and the rest was history. I became a fan.

When Meteora came out, a few of the songs were even better, as it reflected again, the torment and anger inside. 'Somewhere To Belong' was wanting to be a part of something, 'Lying Away from You' and 'Don't Stay' was for all the m**ers who pissed me off all my life, 'Figure 09' was about my angry demons, 'Numb' was being angry and numb with oneself and the demons inside...

There were times I could listen to both albums repeated for a while ...

However, my interest in LP waned after these two albums, as their musical direction became a bit alien. I guess all bands evolve at one point and they did. When One More Light came out, I liked the new song 'Heavy' as it reminded me of the early two albums. I'll probably check it out later.

Suicide is never cool, and I wished he got help before he did it. To anyone who feels suicidal, do get help.

Thank you Chester for giving me a voice during those years ...

Goodbye, Chester.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

You Only Live Twice

Yep, you only live for yourself and your dreams ...

"You Only Live Twice" by Nancy Sinatra (007 You Only Live Twice)

You only live twice or so it seems
One life for yourself and one for your dreams
You drift through the years and life seems tame
Till one dream appears and love is it's name

And love is a stranger who'll beckon you on
Don't think of the danger or the stranger is gone

This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice

And love is a stranger who'll beckon you on
Don't think of the danger or the stranger is gone

This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice

Opening and Closing Credits of 007 You Only Live Twice

Friday, July 07, 2017

Amacam Raya?

Raya is what you want it yo be. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri :) maaf zahir batin ...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I am 44

Happy birthday to me ...:) the years are really beginning to roll by ....

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rizalman Life Inspired Episode 2 dan 3 Review

Sudah ku tonton episode 2 dan 3.

Lokasinya di Paris, France. Yang discover adalah shooting Rizalman dan aktiviti shopping and sightseeing beliau. Menarik juga menonton apa yang beliau minat dan lakukan.

Beberapa pengamatan

  • Shooting sejuk ketika itu. Nampak usaha beliau dan pasukan untuk menjayakan penggambaran dalam semua keadaan yg muncul.
  • Rizalman minat dengan antik. Sangat minat ok. He knows what his furniture taste which lies between royalty and aristocracy. Woo....
  • His support team is very important to him to assist him in running his personal and business life. Admittedly, he is a control freak.
  • Pelanggan Rizalman percaya dengan pilihan dan karya beliau mengikut apa yang mereka mahu. Sebab itu, mereka adalah pelanggan setia. Pelanggan yang muncul adalah Ifah dan Deborah Henry, Ms Universe Malaysia, di mana Rizalman siapkan baju perkahwinan beliau.
  • Selain fesyen, beliau ada juga bisnes reka dalaman. Interior design merupakan bidang pilihan beliau dahulu sebelum terpaksa memilih fesyen di UiTM.

Yang pasti, personaliti beliau terserlah di rancangan ini.

Can't wait for episode 4!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The signal

In the alchemist, there is a passage where the alchemist tells the boy, Santiago, of his possible future ..
In summary 

The alchemist says Fatima understands that Santiago needs to complete his Personal Legend. Santiago asks the alchemist what would happen if he stayed in Al-Fayoum. The alchemist explains that Santiago would have enough money to buy many sheep and camels, and that he would marry Fatima. Santiago and Fatima would be happy for one year, but that during the second year Santiago would start to think about the treasure again. He would not be able to ignore the omens. During the third year, Santiago would become increasingly obsessed with his Personal Legend, and Fatima would feel bad for interrupting Santiago’s quest. Santiago and Fatima would still love each other, but by the fourth year, the omens of treasure would disappear. The tribal chieftains would dismiss Santiago as their counselor, and Santiago would live the rest of his life in regret. 

I think I had one of the strongest signals today, and I really have to pay heed this time. I have done enough regretting.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rizalman di Life Inspired

Sudah selesai menonton episode pertama Rizalman, rancangan documentary belakang tabir pereka terkenal Rizalman.

5 pendedahan episode pertama

  1. The big why Rizalman pada permulaan kerjaya beliau adalah untuk menjaga ibubapanya supaya mereka hidup senang.
  2. Mula-mula beliau mahu belajar Interior Design, tetapi tidak dapat, lalu masuk jurusan fesyen di UiTM.
  3. Beliau ada personal aide bernama Umie dan a butler bernama Ary. Mereka penting untuk menolong beliau dalam urusan harian, bisnes dan peribadi.
  4. Dengan pelanggan-pelanggan beliau, beliau involve 100% dengan penampilan mereka dengan rekaan beliau. Contoh, Datin Sophea dan Dayang NurFaizah.
  5. Dalam bisnes dan peribadi, Rizalman mementing ketelusan, usaha dan kerja keras.

Kesimpulan, untuk episode pertama ini, memang menarik sudut Rizalman yang dipaparkan.
Okay, on ke episode ke 2 di Paris!

Tonton Rizalman di channel 728 Life Inspired di Astro.

wohoo ... LITV upload episode 1 di laman youtube mereka :) update 29/6/17

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