Thursday, February 26, 2009

Way Back Into Love


This is a song from the movie "Music and Lyrics" starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Never really had the chance to properly sit down and watch the movie and I don't think the story is anything special anyway. But I like the soundtrack. The melody is just okay but I love the lyrics, especially the part:
I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need them again someday
It just sounds so... Deep.
Anyway watch the video and sing with the lyrics. I'm sure you'll feel what I feel. Enjoy...

p.s. I didn't know Hugh Grant can sing. Not bad...

video

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love

If you want to be loved, love.
One thing I discovered about love is that...
One can never expect fairness in love.
A mother loves the child more than the child does, her.
A girlfriend misses her boyfriend more than he does, her.
It's not always the case but...
Most of the time, I suppose.
But then again...
How can you ever expect fairness in this world?
In the end...
Love is about tolerating one another.
If you love him, you'd want him to feel happy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Food in Ikea 2

Yeah, I went to Ikea to eat, again. Except for the meatballs, we ordered different dishes this time. And we got a free coffee/tea (bottomless) borrowing my brother's Ikea Friends credit card. This is what we ordered:

One whole chicken leg with carrots and... erm... potatoes... Those are not potatoes actually. I don't know what you call it.
Pasta with tomato sauce. This does not taste as bad as it looks.
Of course the ever infamous delicious meatballs with chips.
And this forgot-what-it's-called as dessert. The white layer of thing that looks like fungus is actually sugar. This is not as sweet as the Daim cake we had the first time.
All these came up to RM23 only!!! I seriously feel this dining in Ikea is cheaper than any fast food restaurants. And the food quality is also very satisfying.
We had all these at around 5:00 p.m. So at 10:00 p.m. we went to the Ikea cafe to have a little bit of supper. We ordered a curry puff + soft drink (again bottomless) combo, a hot dog (which you can put as much onion, mustard and tomato sauce as you please), and another curry puff. All these only added up to RM 5. It's so damn cheap!!! I was so happy and contented that the food is so worth its price.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I am anticipating for this movie! Yes I am! The title itself already caught my attention. It sounds bizarre and I like everything that's bizarre. So I surf the net trying to find the trailer and the synopsis of the story. And I came across this. It's a website where you can read all kinds of novels, short stories, poems and plays online. (I even found Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Will be reading that next time.) Took me about 2 hours to finish reading The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was weird, bizarre, disturbing, and... weird.

The original short story is different from the movie synopsis. It's about a child who was born with a seventy-year-old self and when he was "growing up", the aging process reversed. And my first thought was... How the hell did a seventy-year-old man with a seventy-year-old physical appearance get out of his mother's womb? Anyway, never mind that. The story then went on with how his parents deal with this disturbing phenomena and how he fell in love for the first time at the age of twenty (with a fifty-year-old body and mind). The ending was quite predictable. He "grew" to become a baby; and died, I supposed. Towards the end I felt so disturbed, partly because of the story itself, mainly it was about the author's indifferent tone that I sensed. Despite that, I'm still looking forward to watching the movie. Maybe will write a review for that. Stay tuned. ;)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What type of writer should you be?

What type of writer should you be? Bloggers, go find out yourselves here. Know about this site from ShinTien. And I should be a poet!!!

You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways. And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery... Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever. You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.

I can't help it if I'm such a talented and creative person...
Fellow bloggers, please do tell me what kind of writer should you be in the comments column. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

In Between

I hate it when I'm stucked in between, when I have to be the middle person. Unfortunately, for some mysteriously unknown reasons, I have always play that role my whole life. I was in between my Mom and Dad, between my brother and brother-in-law, between my Mom and sisters etc etc. The reasons that I can NEVER be a successful middle person are that:
  1. I do not like to lie.
  2. I am not a "two-headed snake" who says different things in front of different person.
  3. I cannot take the pressure.
  4. I cannot take the blame.

One of the main responsibility of a middle person is to pass messages. And believe me, those messages are nasty. I'd be forced to say means things to people whom I care about. It's difficult.

I was in a similar situation recently. I didn't protest. I guess I was too tired. When I heard the debate from both parties, seemed to me both had their points. I didn't know what to think. I didn't know which side to choose. I always have trouble deciding when it comes to this. When I couldn't take it any longer, I talked to a friend on the phone. I felt both better and worse after that. Better because he was there to share my suffering; worse because of his disapproval. He asked me not to think too much, but...

I guess there are some things in life that can't be helped. Or rather, I'm in a stage where I no longer care, or am too tired to care. I'll just go with the flow.