A video a day

19/10/2010

So I lied. About trying to blog. About updating with BKK photos. BECAUSE I’M NOT EVEN TRYING. Because I up to my eyelids with 3000 word essays due in the next 10 days and I am GGXX already. But I think I should still leave some trace of activity here.. before I get swallowed up entirely.

So for those of you who are feeling a little down, here’s a video for you (AZNPWR):

For those of you who are fellow 2pm/nichkhun SPAZZERS LIKE ME, here’s the 2pm comeback video for you:

For those of you who are feeling emo and want to appreciate your parents, here’s a video for you:

And for those of you who are feeling kinda random and need new tunes, here’s a super kewt video for you:

At the moment, this song makes me a feel a teeny bit better about the awful burden of work on my shoulders. Lisa Mitchell strangeness ftw.

SESAME STREET LOVE

21/09/2010

Sesame street is golden.

And its amazing how far back it goes, even before my childhood!

Billy Joel looks like. TOM. HANKS. <3

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And this one is definitely from MY childhood:

{I’m having strange 90s flashbacks.}

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Time rolls on to more recent celebrities:

Still golden.

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AND THEN THIS HAPPENED:

Okay honestly, I don’t have anything against the song or the concept – I think its really clever. BUT it just comes across as ANTI-SESAME STREET VALUES :( Lets not even talk about WHAT SHE IS WEARING.. but more like, comparing the authenticity of TALENT and HEART like this:

versus

AUTOTUNE.

Sigh, welcome to the new generation.

Flashbulb sparkle

27/08/2010

HI EVERYBODY sorry for my hiatus (aka laziness + lack of inspiration to blog during this period). I guess you can say I’m kinda getting into the swing of the new semester.. my last year of university! D:

In the meantime, this song is madness and strength & I love it.

I see a tiny light but its not going to shine without a fight

{Photo credits: MARCUS WANG}

{& yes I photoshopped them to make us look more glam & less oilyfaced than we really are}

TONIGHT, I SEALED MY IDENTITY AS A YOUTUBE FANGIRL <3

I was never that big a fan of David Choi – I liked some of his songs and all, but twas never crazy over him like I am WONGFU & KEVJUMBA (<33) – but after watching him live tonight, I’VE BECOME A FAN!!!!

And for those people who are like HUH WHOS DAVID CHOI!? (zz)

This is David Choi:

He is a youtube singer/songwriter and probably one of the more famous ones on youtube. (+one of the more famous asian-americans on youtube) Subscribe to him here.

He performed tonight at TAB:

I really like this place other than the fact they kept coming around every 5 minutes asking us if we want to order more drinks. -.- I was on the brink of carrying out Marcus’ suggestion of WHERES YOUR MANAGER. I AM A PAYING CUSTOMER.

The drinks:

THE BEST DRINK IN THE WORLD. Its called Toblerone. Baileys + kahlua + milk + honey + all other sweet chocolatey amazingness.

The company:

The man:

Majority of what made me really like DChoi was that he was so funny and down to earth. AND SMALL AND CUTE. He messed up quite a few times on the high notes and he was so paiseh about it he couldn’t finish his song properly HAHA but it was really funny. + he had alot of audience interaction/Q&A. + THE CALIFORNIAN ACCENT IS ALWAYS WIN – which Geri pointed out reminded us of Andrew :'(((

Did I mention he sounds really good live? YAY. His set included WON’T EVEN START & THAT GIRL (which are the only 2 songs I know ALL the lyrics for), and a song about a girl picking her nose which I thought was really cute. YAYY.

I BOUGHT HIS CD! So he could autograph <3

The queue that formed after.

My semi-fangirl moment.

ALL OF US + DCHOI!

{FANGIRL RANTING STARTING RIGHT ABOUT NOW}

SO HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY AND STARSTRUCK BECAUSE WE GOT TO TALK TO HIM & we told him that he should have sung DANCE TO THIS SONG!!!!! THEN WE SAID HE SHOULD DO AN ACOUSTIC COVER OF DTTS (which I am trying to get Marcus & Geri to do) AND HE SAID THAT THEY WANT TO DO ONE BUT KEVJUMBA LIVES FAR AWAY FROM THEM. AND THEN I SAID OH WHY DONT ASK YOU ASK WES AND TED TO RAP INSTEAD AND CUT KEVJUMBA OUT. LIKE WES AND TED ARE MY FRIENDS LIKE THAT. I ACT COOL ONLY. LIKE A TRUE BLUE YOUTUBE FANGIRL.

<3

It really was quite surreal seeing him in real life when usually I’m so used to watching him on youtube.. and he talks to you like you’re just a normal friend. SUPER FANGIRL MOMENT + TRYING TO KEEP COOL RIGHT THERE.

I was telling Geri that if Wong Fu comes to Singapore, and they have a autograph/photo session like this, I swear I’ll be too STARSTRUCK+FANGIRL+HYPERVENTILATING+DYING to even say anything. OMG.

OKAY IM REALLY HAPPY NOW + RANT OVER + I WANTED TO BLOG THIS BEFORE THE MAGIC FADED.  GOODNIGHT.

Mushaboom – Feist

05/08/2010

And we’ll collect the moments one by one/ I guess that’s how the future’s done

Old dirt road, knee deep snow/ Watching the fire as we grow old

Love, me

03/08/2010

Got back from Nav Encounters Camp 2010 :)

The highlight of my camp was the last night of spontaneous music making and interspersed conversation.. all the way into the A.M.

Daph, Derik (with cap on) & PIANO BOY (aka magic music man). Sherman is not featured in the photo BUT HE DESERVES SPECIAL MENTION cos he is so funny. STAIRWELL SINGING (Kina Grannis reference haha!) was amazing! And because of the  magic music man, we could pretty much sing any song we wanted. Because he knew how to play everything after just hearing one line of it O_O

We progressed from the stairwell and then back to the main room (AIRCON HAHA), and the jamming + conversation continued all the way into the wee hours and I think I could have stayed there forever other than the fact that my body was protesting.

The night before, there was actually a mini-session of this already cos I was singing a series of disney songs with piano boy on the piano and Daph in&out on the violin.

Just for the heck of it, I wana list all the songs that we sang .. or at least what I can remember!!

REPLAY (like many times SHAWTY~)/ Hey soul sister/ Bleeding love/ Lean on me/ Fix you/ I’m yours/ QING FEI DE YI/ Chinese christian songs that I don’t know the title of/ Therefore being justified/ Fly me to the moon/ California girls (WOOO~)/ Billionare/ A whole new world/ Tale as old as time/ Can you feel the love tonight/ Colours of the wind/ Always be my baby/ Home/ Don’t look back in anger/ When you believe/ Why (Nichole nordeman!!!)/ Angel in Disguise/ If we hold on together/ More than words/ WE TRIED TO SING LIGHT MY CANDLE FROM RENT but it was too dialogue-y haha fail/ If I ain’t got you/ Breaking Free/ Don’t stop believing/ Love story/ You belong with me/

(there were probably more. No joke ok. NON-STOP.)

AND MY FAVOURITE OF ALL!! LOVE, ME BY COLIN RAYE. Piano boy randomly started playing the intro on guitar and my eyes got really wide and I was like OMG I KNOW THIS SONG SO LONG AGO I USED TO LOVE IT IN LIKE SECONDARY SCHOOL AHHHHHH!!!!! And then I started singing and ALL THE LYRICS CAME BACK TO ME. Madness ttm.

I don’t usually rant paragraphs about musicians or music, but this one totally deserves it.

Just came back from the Corinne Bailey Rae concert, and I am like going insane with wonder like I just saw AN ANGEL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN!!!! No words can fully describe how amazingly talented this artist is, nor how much beauty there is both in her person and her work. By the third song I was dying already (Geri can vouch for this HAHA) – I was totally not expecting to be this blown away. To be honest, I think she sounds WAY better live than on record. IMAGINE THAT. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!?!?

Every single song was sung with such power and raw emotion that not even for a moment could you tear your eyes or your ears away from it. ON TOP OF IT ALL, HER INSANE BAND. OMG. The band is so crazy talented and well put together; they complemented each other in every way possible – each arrangement was impeccably executed. AND HER VOICE – HER VOICEEEE – IT SINGS DIRECTLY TO YOUR SOUL. Not even to your HEART where all the fluffy feelingfeelings lie, but to your SOUL in the deepest recesses where your hidden emotions are buried (!!! NOT EVEN KIDDING)

I’d have to disclaimer that if you weren’t a fan and hadn’t heard her songs before, you probably wouldn’t have liked it as much, mainly because you wouldn’t have been able to make out the lyrics she was singing. AND FOR CBR, PART OF THE MAGIC IS THAT HER LYRICS ARE LIKE, CRYSTALS FALLING FROM HEAVEN AND INTO YOUR CUSHIONED EARS, AND THEN PENETRATING YOUR BRAIN LIKE DYNAMITE. (AND THEN EXPLODING INTO FAIRYDUST WITHIN YOUR MIND)

Her encore song was a surprise to everybody, a familiar tune by Doris Day that everyone knows by heart. But the beauty of CBR is that she makes an indelible mark on every song she covers, and this arrangement + last encore performance was freaking unicorn level mind-blowing (as you can tell I am running out of analogies to describe how amazing this was). Managed to find a really good youtube recording of her band doing the song.

Of course this doesn’t really do justice to what it actually sounded like LIVE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE LISTENING TO THIS LIVE, WITH HER BAND DECKED OUT IN FULL AND HER MAGICAL VOICE RESOUNDING AROUND THE ENTIRE ESPLANADE HALL AND BURSTING THROUGH THE CEILINGS!? IT WAS PIN DROP SILENCE AND WHEN SHE FINISHED EVERYONE WENT INSANE. My life will never be the same.

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You slept a sigh like the angels speak/and we danced into tomorrow on bleeding feet