Saturday, September 17, 2005

Secret Garden

This song below came from Jerry Maguire which had the immortal quotes like " You complete me " ... " You had me at hello " ...

I love this song .. I hope I'll find her.

Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen -

She'll let you in her house
If you come knockin' late at night
She'll let you in her mouth
If the words you say are right
If you pay the price
She'll let you deep inside
But there's a secret garden she hides

She'll let you in her car
To go drivin' round
She'll let you into the parts of herself
That'll bring you down
She'll let you in her heart
If you got a hammer and a vise
But into her secret garden, don't think twice

You've gone a million miles
How far'd you get
To that place where you can't remember
And you can't forget
She'll lead you down a path
There'll be tenderness in the air
She'll let you come just far enough
So you know she's really there
She'll look at you and smile
And her eyes will say
She's got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Movies + ?

1) This past 24-36 hours I watched a few movies on DVD ... emotions ranged between LOL, sweet smile, melancholic smile, acknowledged nod ... question : why do we watch movies ? Many have argued that it is just for pure entertainment. I will tell you why I watch movies - escapism + motivation + inspiration :-) .. that's it.

I saw

1) Robin Williams Live

Hilarious .. most of it :-) ...had its usual share of profanity laced.. but it was good and I laughed out a few times. The man is a riot. Definitely recommended ;-)

2) The Wedding Date

A typical romantic comedy :-) but, it was kinda good .. the performance of the lead actress Debra Messing who plays Kat was the one that held this movie together :-) And it was set in a English setting ( and I am sucker for English setting romantic comedies ;-) ) the premise is interesting. Hiring a male escort for a wedding, to pretend that he is the boyfriend, just to throw off her ex, who happens to be the best man to the groom who is marrying her sister.. interesting eh ?

Hmm.. maybe I should do something similar for my next wedding to visit ..bosan la pi sorang2 ..cewah .. oh yeah, Maroon 5 'Secret' n Michael Buble's 'Sway' are featured here. I'll always think of this movie when I listen to these songs.

3) Under The Tuscan Sun

This movie first came to my mind when it was featured on this blog post.

Suffice to say, Diane Lane shone in this movie. ;-) .. and one reviewer put it .. it is pure escapism. It is escapism, but entertaining escapism. One line that was said in this movie was crystal clear .. as a character says it "Never lose your childish innocence. It's the most important thing." That I will hold dearly.

More quotes can be found here.

Many things in this movie I can identify with, so I would really recommend this movie .. paling kurang pun enjoy the landscape ... pure gorgeousness. Please beware though that this a chick flick okay. No boom-boom bang-bang here.


I first heard of this movie in this blog, where the blogger had an obsession with the movie for a while. I did not understand why, but after watching the DVD, I can see why. This movie is intriguing.

In the end of this movie, it made me think. All four main characters in this movie were grey. It is a movie, yet, .. their characters do exist in real life. Well, the people I have met anyway.

Loosely, it is about four people, 2 couple in a complex relationship deal. It is funny, sad, melancholic in a way. In the end, nothing is ever clearly resolved. I think I am going to watch it again, maybe ...just to get a clearer picture perhaps.

The movie advocates the point that nothing is ever clear in relationships .. there are grey areas, no black n white, which to a certain extent is true ya .. Definitely recommended ;-)

Another good Closer link here.

Some great quotes from the movie here.

Damien Rice's The Blower's Daughter is featured as the main song for this movie.

Waa.. so long one my reviews. Ini belum Janji Joni n Herbie. I'll save it for my next post eh. *wink*

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bugging Song

1) Melt With You

I just heard this song for the past 24 hours and it has been bugging me. So simple yet so beautiful...

My thanks to her for giving me the file. I heard it first on her blog.

The group which is actually a musical project by a French duo is officially here. U can check the info about them here.

I Melt With U -Nouvelle Vague feat Silija-

Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best
I saw the world thrashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you

Dream of better lives the kind which never hate
Dropped in the state of imaginary grace
I made a pilgrimage to save this humans race
Yes I did
What I'm comprehending a race that long gone bye

I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you

The future's open wide
I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you, yeah
I'll stop the world and melt with you
I'll stop the world and melt with you, yeah, yeah

I dedicate this song to my new friend :-)

Demons + Possibilities

1) Do you have demons inside you ? I do. Well, not the occult or similar thing .. it is kinda like the bad stuff that you keep inside. It consists of the bad moments, low self-esteem, painful memories, etc. Dulu, I used to have all this stuff running around in my head, so what I did was gave them form so that I can imagine what they look like. What the form was two black dragons ( similar to that you see in Chinese comics ) with fire eyes, breathing fire. Usually, most of the time they remain out of sight. But when shit happens, and I can't take it anymore.. they come out, feeding on my fears ( whatever that was going through at that time ) and magnified. It was the misery I felt which fed them.
Syukur, lately, they have been pretty quiet. The last time they appeared was after my best friend's wedding for a short while. Even if they appear, I able to control their appearance and influence. The scary part is .. I actually enjoy it that they appear when I am angry ... I become more focused, more intense .. luckily I don't follow my impulses at that time.
I have to credit this blogger for helping me in facing them. She has helped me in a way, to change my thoughts and how I think, at least, leading me to change them thoughts .. Terima kasih, Inn.

2) Today and Tonight, another possibility is there ... I am cool. But, hmmm ... syukur padaNya. God helps those who help themselves ..

2.1) I am gonna be cool about it. We see how it goes ..

have a good weekend, hombres ;-)