Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The signals keep coming

Andrew Matthews menulis dalam buku beliau, hidup akan sentiasa memberi tanda  apabila hidup kita mula melencong. Mula2 kecik, jika diendahkan, diberi tanda besar yg lebih perit. Hari ini saya diberi tanda kecil, yang meyakinkan keputusan besar yang telah saya ambil.

Remember, you control your choices ...

Lessons from Wonder Boys

The truth is real. Face it.
When you need to, improvise.
Too much improvisation can distract you from the truth.
Know what you want, say it and do it.
You always need people to succeed in life.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Change is Coming

After much deliberation, am going to change locations soon.
If you don't change and move on, you will be changed ...
A lot of changes coming up soon ..

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Change is Doing

Do you want to change? Yes, to change, you must DO it. Wishing, berharap, tidak akan merubah apa2 ...

Sorang sahabat berkata, jangan menyalahkan takdir atas apa yang berlaku. Kita harus redha and learn from it, kerana ia telah berlaku, and nothing will change it. That shook me like a thunderbolt.

Present and future is all we have ...

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Clarity when it is clear

When you know what you want, you know what you want. At the very least, you know what you need to do.
I don't I will ever give up on sports stuff, but I must take care of my team first. :)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Writing Is...

Writing is something I know I can be good at ... Am I committed though? Good question for this Friday morning...

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