Saturday, December 01, 2012

Sigur Rós @ Urbanscapes 2012: Yep, I was there

I was warned about the mud, but I didn't think we would get in, that's why. I'll write about it later. Itu pun kalau aku rajin. Hahaha.
From Left: Rishi Majimbo's friend (I never got his name), Rishi Majimbo
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Ended the night with dinner at Murni SS2

Monday, November 26, 2012

Y

Y can't we just be like before?

Before all the shits happened?

Before we've grown so much apart?

Y can't we just find what was lost?

Y can't we just go back to what we were?

Y can't we just continue where we left off?

Y can't we just pick up what fell down?

Y can't we just start again?

Y can't we just press the "play" button after the "pause"?

Y am I hating the idea of us being together when that is all what I love?

I am so sick of asking myself questions, but the answers remained hidden.

So now I am asking you,

Y?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

ter. terindu.

Photo Source: Google Images
A warning sign
I missed the good part, then I realised
I started looking and the bubble burst
I started looking for excuses

Come on in
I've gotta tell you what a state I'm in
I've gotta tell you in my loudest tones
That I started looking for a warning sign

When the truth is, I miss you
Yeah the truth is, that I miss you so

A warning sign
It came back to haunt me, and I realised
That you were and island and I passed you by
And you were an island to discover

Come on in
I've gotta tell you what a state I'm in
I've gotta tell you in my loudest tones
That I started looking for a warning sign

When the truth is, I miss you
Yeah the truth is, that I miss you so


And I'm tired, I should not have let you go

So I crawl back into your open arms
Yes I crawl back into your open arms
And I crawl back into your open arms
Yes I crawl back into your open arms

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This Broke My Heart

My bestie, Faezah, just showed me this video and it was really hard not to shed tears. :'( May Allah s.w.t always be with the Palestinians. The Israeli army is not soldiers, they are MURDERERS.

My Coldplaylist

What have you been listening to today? I've been listening to nothing except the songs below while working today! Of course, I (cold)played them on repeat peat peat peat peat! :P
  1. Fix You
  2. Sparks
  3. White Shadows
  4. Talk
  5. One I Love
  6. Everything's Not Lost
  7. Life is For Living
  8. Low
  9. Daylight
  10. Lovers in Japan
  11. Don't Panic
  12. In My Place
  13. X&Y
  14. Clocks
  15. What If
  16. Till Kingdom Come
  17. The Hardest Part
  18. Warning Sign
  19. Speed of Sound
  20. A Message
  21. Green Eyes
  22. Chinese Sleep Chant
  23. We Never Change
  24. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
  25. A Rush of Blood To the Head
  26. A Whisper
  27. The Scientist
  28. Twisted Logic
  29. Yes
  30. Death and All His Friends
  31. Reign of Love
  32. See You Soon
  33. Yellow
  34. Life in Technicolor
  35. Shiver
  36. Amsterdam
  37. Politik
  38. Viva la Vida
  39. 42
  40. Violet Hill
  41. Cemeteries of London
  42. Strawberry Swing
  43. Square One
  44. Swallowed in the Sea
  45. Trouble
  46. Lost!
  47. Mylo Xyloto
  48. Paradise
  49. Up in Flames
  50. Princess of China
  51. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  52. Up With the Birds
  53. Us Against the World
  54. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
  55. Hurts Like Heaven
  56. Major Minus
  57. U.F.O.
  58. M.M.I.X.
  59. Charlie Brown
  60. A Hopeful Transmission

Listening to their songs really did make work bearable today! Maybe I should make everyday a Coldplay day. :))

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Us Against the World


Aside from Paradise, my favourite song in Coldplay's latest album Mylo Xyloto will have to be Us Against the World. It's a really beautiful song and somehow for me is very uplifting. It's one of those great songs that give me goosebumps and in my humble opinion, I prefer it much much much better live! According to Chris Martin, "The whole thing is supposed to be a kind of story so they all fit together and that is the two characters from the previous two songs when they meet each other. It's about meeting someone you love and feeling powerful, when you meet someone and suddenly everything feels alright again." (Click here for source)

So... What are you trying to say Mr. Martin? Are you saying that these two lovers met in Paradise, fell in love, met again in Charlie Brown and then again in Us Against the World? I'd love to meet someone like that! But I want my story to begin with Shiver, fall in love, Yellow and then Us Against the World! Is there any Coldplay fan out there who would love to meet someone that way? (Pick me pick me pick me!!! *angkat tangan macam orang gila*) Hehehe.

Anyways, here's the song and lyrics! Enjoy! :)

Oh morning come bursting the clouds, amen. Lift off this blindfold, let me see again. And bring back the water, let your ships roll in, in my heart she left a hole. The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties. The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes. And I just wanna be there when the lightning strikes. And the saints go marching in. And sing slow it down. Through chaos as it swirls. It's us against the world. Like a river to a raindrop I lost a friend. My drunken has a Daniel in a lion's den. And tonight I know it all has to begin again. So whatever you do, don't let go. And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again. And lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain, just erodes us in the rain, just erodes us, and see roses in the rain. Sing slow it down, slow it down. Through chaos as it swirls, it's us against the world. Through chaos as it swirls, it's us against the world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Coldplay Live 2012


I really had a great time watching this (with Siti) at GSC Mid Valley! It stimulates my desire to watch them live for real even more!!! Oh, Coldplay pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee come to Malaysia!!!! Please please please please pleaseeeeeeeeeeee...............

I hope there will be more alike screenings in the future! It's not "perfect" but it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better (and more worthy) than some crappy horror movies that I've watched before! It was really an interesting experience to watch a concert film in the cinema, but yeah of course, it's not satisfactory. I want to jump to the music, I want to sing along to the songs out loud, I want other people to sing along to the songs out loud, I want to feel the experience of wearing that Xyloband on my wrist, not just sit there and watch (macam tengok berita di TV pulak zzz). I really hope that I will get to see them live one day. One fine day. I will.

Monday, November 12, 2012

For a Friend...


The art of losing isn't hard to master;
So many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something everyday. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! My last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

— Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.


One Art
BY ELIZABETH BISHOP

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tidak Sedar Diri

 "orang yang tak faham english memang teramat bodoh, geram aku, bukan nak kutuk, reality, lepas tu pandai pulak down orang kata "hg memang hebat english pun" benda boleh belajar tapi ego nak mampuih"

Boooooo!!!! This guy is hilarious and so not cool okay! I was so tempted to say this:

This is ironic. Why? Because, every time you update your status using English, I try really hard not to laugh or leave mean comments, but here you are calling other people who don't understand English "stupid". I'm not looking for a fight or Facebook drama here, I just wanna feel the pleasure of mocking because you kinda deserve it. Damn, it feels good. My point is, don't simply call people stupid. Check yourself in the mirror first. If there's anyone who needs to bring his ego down here, it's you. Happy Saturday! ;)

But I didn't (at least not on Facebook). Not because I didn't have the guts, but because I think people have enough Facebook drama already nowadays. I try to avoid starting one. Haha. Well, niceness is my nature baby although I can be really mean sometimes (depends on the attitude of the person I'm dealing with). However, showing my meanness because of someone yg tidak sedar diri like this is totally not worth it. :-)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Pretty Bad Friday

I had a pretty bad Friday today. I sucked at my job, I didn't eat anything until 9.30pm, I flipped with Ally and said things that I had been keeping inside my system for a very long time but never really meant to say. I pretty much had a sucky day. But it's okay, because I'm gonna have a blast tomorrow!!!! I'm going to JB for KAMI MAHUKAN GRUNGE JANGAN TIPU KAMI !!! - PART KA-DUA. Oh yes I promise myself that I will have fun like nothing else matters tomorrow! I WILL.


However, I'm gonna miss TWO of Zip Zieller's shows... :-( One is tomorrow night at Uniten and another one is on Sunday, Pertandingan Raja Band Kuala Lumpur. I really really really really want to go to both shows but the thing is... I don't know... Maybe it's because I have no one to go with again... In fact, I've already considered not to go to JB and go to Uniten instead, but................. ntahlah. But don't you call me BUKAN ZIPPER TEGAR!!! I AM!!! It's just that I wish I had someone to accompany me. Faezah balik BP and I don't wanna be spending another weekend alone okay!!! Sometimes a loner does need some company too! Hahahaha. Another event that's gonna be held on Sunday is Laguna 10 Anniversary Party at Club Neverland, somewhere in KL. Ada niat mo pegi jugak, sebab ada Damn Dirty Apes, Sevencollar T-shirt, Love Me Butch, Subculture, etc. Band mantap2 ni semua. Tengoklah camana besok. Kalau sempat. Huh... Tapi memang rasa terkilan nie sebab Zip Zieller tu..... It's your choice Nurul, and you chose to go to JB. Macam buduh pulak kan. Tapi ntahlah. :(( Apa2 pun, I'm gonna enjoy myself tomorrow, forget all the unhappy thoughts and just have fun! For the good times! Yeah! :D

Untuk Zip Zieller, aku ucapkan SELAMAT MAJU JAYA, SEMOGA BERJAYA! :D


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sick of Sick Love. Sick of Love. Sick Love. Lovesick.


Been listening to Love Will Tear Us Apart
over and over and over and over and over again today. It's actually the song that I listened to the most during the beginning of my acquaintance with Ally. That was like more than a year ago. Now I'm not so sure if I should ever mention his name on my blog again. Not sure if he feels the same way. I don't think so. And I don't wanna know anymore. Because it's gonna hurt me if the answer is NO.

On a funnier note, the drummer of Noisy Crush, a local grunge band from Tawau, Sabah, was playing cupid and tried to match me up with their guitarist. Seriously kid? He's 19 for the sake of God! Hahahaha. But I had a good laugh chatting with them especially Mr. Cupid himself who is 20 years old. Crazy lad. But I had a good laugh. Haha. Oh gosh I really envy their young age. I'm turning 30 in less than 3 years from now. I'm single. Not sure if I'm available. I have no prospect. What happens next? Am I gonna get married with a younger guy at the age of 32 just like Faezah? Or with one of my exes? (No, not Nasik please). Or with someone totally new? Or am I gonna stay a spinster for the rest of my life?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Smitten

He gave me a prank call last night. It feels like forever since I heard his laughter. Auwwwwwwwwwww cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee......... I am totally SMITTEN.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Connecting the Dots

It's 3.30am and I'm still up. Can't believe that I spent Hari Raya Haji entirely alone. Gah. It was my own fault. Terlepas pandang tarikh Raya Haji. Zzz... Well, there's always a first time in everything right. It wasn't so bad after all. I guess I don't really mind having to spend time alone nowadays. I'm used to it. And the feeling of not having to rely on other people emotionally and physically, the feeling of enjoying my own company, is just great! I'm so happy that I've reached that phase in my life where I don't mind being a solitary soul, y'know, the phase where I don't even give a damn about my cellphone anymore, about whether or not I cross someone else's mind, about whether or not that person whom I'm having a huge huge huge crush on would text or call. Although, I must admit that I do check my phone occasionally in case he texted or called, but I don't really mind if he didn't. It used to make me feel so down, but I am no longer that girl.

Today, I read a stranger's blog. (Apa juga mo heran kan zaman sekarang ni strangers read about strangers. It happens everyday haha). But this particular stranger is no stranger to the guy whom I'm having the world's biggest crush on. It's crazy y'know, it's crazy how what she wrote years ago could make so much sense to me because it's exactly what's happening to me now, it's exactly the situation I'm in right now. I could relate so much. I don't know if I have anything in common with her, but one thing for sure, we felt (in my case, both felt and feel) the same way for the same guy. The only difference is the time frame. Whereas she was "long-term", I was "short-term". To be exact, I was "never-term" or you could also put it as "almost-term". He's the type of guy who girls fall for y'know, he's the type of guy who girls regret leaving, he's the type of guy who girls remember for the rest of their lives. I am one of those girls.

I found myself reading the old messages sent between me and him on Facebook after reading the stranger's blog. Some of them made me laugh, some of them made me cry. And my heart cringed at seeing his messages where he was telling me that he missed me, but I ignored it totally. Oh gosh, how cruel I was. Urgh, no, I was not cruel, I was stupid! "Nurul, IMY". :'( Now, how I wish I could turn back time to that particular moment and tell him that I missed him just as much, maybe more than he knew, maybe more than I knew. I miss having conversations with him. Conversations about life, about the country, about social issues, about music, about our favourite bands, about books, about our passions, about plans, about problems, about failures, about achievements, about dreams, and especially, about our feelings (towards each other). And I miss his over-the-phone serenades too. Yes, I miss him. I miss him! But I just don't have  the guts to tell him that. And plus, he just broke up with his girlfriend... (Actually, No Joke told me about this on the night after the gig but I didn't believe it until I saw what he wrote in his blog). It really took me by surprise, because I really thought they would end up getting married, y'know. And to be honest? It was the BEST news I've heard in months! I was like, "Yes yes yes yessss!!!!". But... I don't think he wants to jump into a new relationship right now. I wouldn't want that either... I mean, I wouldn't want to be in a relationship with a guy who just got out of a relationship, y'know. But... Screw that rule Nurul! Shouldn't he be an exception? I mean, you've waited so long. Do you really want to wait until someone else grabs him first and kills your opportunity AGAIN? Urgh. Please tell me love doesn't suck.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Memori Oktober

1 October - Met Ally for the first time since our KL outing in March. We had dinner at Pasar Malam KK with our mutual friend, Azril. He gave me Bruce Springsteen and tie dye tshirts as well as a pair of Clarks Wallabee shoes (which are regretfully a bit too small for me). I gave him Morrissey's latest album, Years of Refusal. *happy*

2 October - Ally added me back on Facebook.

7 October - Met Ally again only to return his office keys that were unintentionally left in the bag of Wallabee shoes that he gave me. He was busy helping his friend so he couldn't hang out with me. Zzz...

10 October - Had the delicious Sembulan mee pangsit for the first time with my best buddy, No Joke. To my surprise, Ally came to accompany Azril for a bowl of mee pangsit too. Nice coincidence. Was it? :P

11 October - Had my second mee pangsit with No Joke, Ally and Azril. Exchanged some views with Azril on how Nirvana fans SHOULD be fans of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden as well. An opinion which I don't agree with. I mean, why stereotype, right?

13 October - Went to Borneo Festigrunge 2012 with Ally (and No Joke)! We had fun alright! I didn't want the day to end.

14 October - It was time to say goodbye. I wore the Bruce Springsteen tshirt to the airport. I look forward to the time when we'll meet again. Someday. :-(

Friday, October 19, 2012

denial, denial

I don't wanna be your friend
I just wanna be your lover
No matter how it ends
No matter how it starts
Forget about your house of cards
And I'll do mine
Forget about your house of cards
And I'll do mine
Fall off the table
Get swept under
Denial, denial
The infrastructure will collapse
From voltage spikes
Throw your keys in the bowl
Kiss your husband "good night"
 
Forget about your house of cards
And I'll do mine
Forget about your house of cards
And I'll do mine
Fall off the table
And get swept under
Denial, denial
Denial, denial
Your ears are burning
Denial, denial
Your ears should be burning
Denial, denial   

a n x i e t y

You're the reason why I'm still up at 3am,
But you're nowhere to be seen,
And even when you see me, you still don't see me,
You're the object of my sorrow, my anxiousness,
But what do you know, you couldn't care less,
And it's not fair, because I didn't want to care,
And when I do, you always, always walk away,
I'm sick of this guessing game,
Oh boy, why won't you just be a man,
And take away my pain.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Random Thought of the Day

Senang jak, kalau betul2 mo menghapuskan "budaya penjajah" di Malaysia ni, kena mula dari diri sendiri la dulu. Caranya? Stop listening to songs in other languages but your own mother tongue, stop going to concerts, stop going to gigs, stop going to bars, stop going to clubs, stop using the F-word or any other swear word, stop reading any English or other languages reading material, stop watching movies that use English language and are not local, stop using Facebook and other social networking sites, STOP SMOKING, stop bashing other races and religions, stop being hypocrites, go live in your own little shell and act like colonisation never occurred in Malaysian history. By the way, I'm Dusun+Sungai+Kedayan (except Kedayan, I can't understand any because I grew up without having the opportunity to learn them), so I'm allowed to use English or Malay or bahasa rojak whenever, wherever and with whoever as I please.

Monday, July 30, 2012

This Made My Day!


My intention to go to Times Square to terminate my Umobile broadband no later than 12pm today was hindered when I saw an unexpected comment on my FB wall timeline (that's what they call it nowadays) from an unexpected person this morning. It was ALONG, the frontman of the notoriously legendary, awesome, fabulous, excellent, brilliant rock n roll geniuses, ZIP ZIELLER!!!! Omaigodddd I was soooooo stoked that I ran like a mad woman who just lost her daughter to my room for no reason and ran back to the spot where I usually work with my old lappy. I was so excited!!! :D (hey, I have a crush on all of them okay, gimme a break! :P). From one comment to another and another and another until it reached a total of 49 comments :D. I really thought that it was never going to end because we went on and on and on and on about our current favourite songs and about Zip Zieller's latest EP, Bersih 0.1/5 as well as their progress. Of course, I didn't want it to end, but I was kinda glad that the conversation was finally over because I really had to go out anyway. (I guess I turned him off with my last question though. Stupid stupid stupid!) Hee, when I showed my overreacting enthusiasm, he said "hahahahaha....pape tah dohhh...aku orang gak ....pe cer ?" Oh Along, you may not realise this, but you are not JUST a human being to me (and I believe to thousands of other people as well). You're a GOD (READ: DEWA), a ROCK n ROLL GOD!!! I worship you guys!!!! :D As an avid fan/follower cum stalker of Zip Zieller, I really feel appreciated. It's like, it's worth it. I love them even more now. I may not have gone to all of their shows/gigs, but I consider myself a die-hard fan because I have ALL their EPs and I have been loyal to them since 2008 and I will always be! I even suggested to a gig organiser in Ipoh once to invite Zip Zieller to play! And they DID get invited, and they DID play, and I DID go. I really really really regret not going to their recent gigs, because... Along told me that their last appearance as a band is going to be this end of year, where they will be doing their last show, besides selling their last complete CD as well as an LP. That means, I am never going to see them perform again after that!!!! EVER!!! Huwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sedihnyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! :(( I'm gonna be there no matter what happens!!! I'll be there ZZ!!!! I PROMISE!!! Isk isk isk. I'm gonna toss aside my shyness and I'm gonna take photos with them, I'm gonna shake their hands, I'm gonna ask for their signatures, I don't care!! I WILL!!

In short, this day will be one of the best days in my life (although it also came with the sad news), because I'm never gonna get over this. It made me smile all day today. :D I may be overreacting, but, who cares? Zip Zieller is like my Malaysian Rolling Stones y'know. To Along, you might not be aware of how much this means to me. You really did make my day. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

Oh ya, to those who are stalking reading this, if you are interested to buy Zip Zieller's latest EP, please contact Manager Kemat Hassan (lol) a.k.a Bard at +60122102814. Or you can just go to their Facebook page by clicking here (which means you still have to contact Bard in the end bahaha). I promise you, you won't regret it!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Chronology of My Tragic Relationships

Rizal (2001 - 2007)
Story: I broke up with him for Nasik. I fell out of love with him long before. Maybe it wasn't even love. I was young. He was the nicest and kindest guy I've known in my life so far. A very obsessive possessive man though.

Nasik (2007 - 2010)
Story: He cheated on me his girlfriend with me for many years. I found it out on the day that I turned 25 years and 1 day old. I thought he was worth it. I thought he was really the one.

Ally (almost)
Story: We have so many things in common, which was part of the charm. But all we ever did was hurting each other's feelings. There were lots of miscommunication and misunderstanding. It was over before it even began. And then he fell in love with another girl. Pfft. We are currently trying to "save" the friendship though (after months of silence, mainly because, y'know, ah whatever). He's 3 years my junior.

Nasik AGAIN (mid-2011 - early 2012)
Story: Well, I guess you can guess what happened.

Current status: Enjoying the luxury of being single and not looking. At all.

THE END

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Ramadhan 2012

Today is the second day of Ramadhan 2012. Spent my 1st and 2nd Ramadhan in Faezah's hometown, Batu Pahat. Going back to Serdang tomorrow morning after dawn. Well, I did nothing much yesterday and today. Went to the market with Faezah and her mom, watched TV, napped, played The Sims Social, (solat fardhu in between), and just waiting for sungkai time. Such a waste huh. Well, apart from helping Faezah's mom to kopek ikan bilis, there's nothing I can really do anyway. Nevertheless, I hope this year's Ramadhan will be more meaningful to me, and I hope I can fulfill my responsibilities as a Muslimah better. InsyaAllah.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday, I went karaokeing with He Who Cannot Be Named (no, not Lord Voldemort) at Song Box Entertainment, AU2 Jusco, Setiawangsa. 3 hours. Despite the sucky sound system, I had fun as I got to sing the songs that I like. Here are the videos of the songs that I sang yesterday (not necessarily in this order). Thanks Groupon!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
  
 
 

As for today, I went to watch The Amazing Spider-Man at The Mines. Yes, alone. Fatin said the movie "tidak siuk", buttt... it was okay for me. I enjoyed it. It's between 3 and 4 stars, so I'm gonna give it 3.5 stars or maybe 3.98, because of Andrew Garfield! :P  I promised to myself not to buy anything, butttt.... How can you not buy this and this at only RM39.90 RM9.90 each??? Apart from that, I also bought a new memory card reader. I'm gonna return the broken one that I bought from Low Yat and ask for a refund. What a fuckin' ripoff! I don't care if the shop has the "Items sold are non-refundable and non-returnable bla bla bla bullshit" policy! If you don't want people to return your stuff or ask for a refund then stop selling JUNKS that deserve to be in the rubbish and/or recycling bin!! This was not my first time buying a non-functional item from the shop (I couldn't bother to check the shop's name on the receipt pfft). Only a few months before, I bought a RM10 computer vacuum and went home happily only to find out that the thing didn't (and still doesn't) work. Pfft. Well, at least the detachable broom is useful. *rolls eyes* (Bah sepa suruh juga kan suda tau tu kedai selalu jual barang2 rosak mau juga masih pi beli sana. Baru tau.)

Magazines, CDs, DVDs, and a book that I bought recently
My almost RM36 lunch at Pizza San Francisco sucked. I was disappointed even by the look of the seafood pizza that I ordered. The cold chocolate beverage was a joke. Bottom line is, I am never ever going to Pizza San Francisco again!!! 

No mushroom soup, no nothing, and on top of that, the pizza was burnt. Pfft.
In spite of all that, I enjoyed my weekend! And next weekend is going to be Ramadhan! *excited* :D

Monday, July 09, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why I Prefer Going to the Movies Alone

  1. I only have to pay for myself
  2. I get to choose whatever movie I wanna watch
  3. I don't have to watch animations and my companion(s) don't have to watch horror or Twilight
  4. I get to choose when and where I wanna watch the movie according to my own convenience
  5. I enjoy my own company (better)
  6. I don't have to watch a movie which I knew I will only end up pretending to like just for the sake of being nice to my companion(s)
  7. I can watch a lame Malay horror movie and get away with it
  8. I can watch a lame Malay non-horror movie and get away with it (you know that I'm kidding right?)
  9. I can have the popcorn all to myself
  10. I won't have to worry about bothering my companion(s) or other people in the hall because when I go to the movies with someone else, I have a tendency to talk to the screen and people will "Shhh" or "Shut up!" me or move a little bit away from me so that they can enjoy the movie better and this is NEVER the case when I watch a movie alone (because I never talk to the screen when I go to the movies alone, but when I do talk to the screen, it's not like I do it too loud or too often or non-stop all the way from the beginning to the end of the movie anyway. I'm just too absorbed sometimes.)

And hell yeah, these are whys I'd rather go to the movies alone.

Friday, July 06, 2012

This Song From Weezer Always Gives Me Goosebumps (in a good way)

Back in 1991, I wasn't havin' any fun,
'Til my roommate said, "C'mon on and put a brand new record on"
Had a baby on it, he was naked on it
Then I heard the chords that broke the chains I had upon me

- Heart Songs by Weezer -

Friday, June 29, 2012

Random Thought of the Day

Aren't you tired of that someone
who always talks in such an arrogant way,
believing that he or she
is the only one who cares? 


 Well, I am.

What-Ever-Suits-You! Vol 4

Don't be judgmental. It's not what you think. :-)
I was actually falling asleep, but the more I procrastinate, the surer I am that I will never write about the gig that I went to last Saturday (just like what happened to Smells Like Girls Spirit pfft). So I decided to defer my sleep a bit and start writing! :))

Wokeh. The gig, What-Ever-Suits-You! Vol 4, took place at DoPPel Kafe and was kick-started by Stereo Android, a four-piece band based in Pahang and fronted by Chi Puding. Of course, the gig started a little later than scheduled, but I don't think that that's a really big deal to anyone since it has been that way for EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR...... I forgot how many songs they played, in fact, I don't remember how many songs that each band played that day. Pfft. I gotta start taking down notes if I wanna continue blogging about gigs/bands/etc seriously after this. Actually, I did bring a small notebook and a pen in my bag butttt I didn't want to appear like a real nerd at a GIG you know. However, I think I need to sacrifice coolness for the sake of more accurate writing next time. Uh huh.

Stereo Android



Pipe Volume
Pipe Volume
The second band to perform was Klang-based Pipe Volume or was it Stillaway? Seriously, I can't recall which band is Stillaway, pleaseeee somebody help me!!! I seriously need to take down notes next time!!! Urgh. OK, whatever lah, let's go on to the next band. The next band is special because....... because lead singer dia hensem! Hahahahahahaha ok ok kiddin'. The next band was Melodychain, which is fronted by Darn Phill (nama fesbuk jak nie semua nieee :P) and comes from the state where I was born and raised, Sabah, the land below the wind. :)) (I bought their t-shirt and CD thanks to Darn Phill's marketing talent bahahahahaha and in fact, I am listening to their song right now! Kbai). They sang a couple of their own songs as well as covers of Battleground and Flossy (band2 otai ni jangan sembarangan!). Ben Joe of Hurly Burly had to replace their drummer who had just become a father of his second daughter (if I heard correctly) recently, thus wasn't able to be there.

I believe this is Stillaway? (Yeah, this IS Stillaway you silly Nurul - June 30)
Melodychain feat. Ben Joe of Hurly Burly
Meatplow
Meatplow
The gig was continued with the Black Sabbath-Led Zeppelin-and (of course)-Stone Temple Pilots-influenced band from Ampang, Meatplow, a band that I fell for instantly after watching them live for the first time at Kami Mahukan Grunge Jgn Tipu Kami!!! and fell for harder after seeing them again at Smells Like Girls Spirit. I was a little surprised that the vocalist, Saiful Rudean, didn't bring his trademark loudhailer with him that day. What I really like about them is their style and honesty and loudness and energy and the fact that they told the stories of their songs clearly to the audience. In short, they were ALIVE. Well, at least Saiful Rudean was. Some bands tend to forget that music is and has always been part of communication, which does not only involve words and sound but also physiology. I noticed that most guitarists/bassists are always hiding comfortably by their amp or just stare at their guitar necks and don't do much to involve people in the show or simply rely too much on the vocalists. You have to MOVE boys! Okay, shut up Nurul.

 Meatplow was followed by Rock n Roll John, which apparently is BIG (shame on me I've never heard of them before, but better late than never right?) Based on the comments that I read on GGB page and my own first experience that night, this band has an excellent showmanship and performance skills, and I love the fact that they did a cover of M Nasir too! How rare! No offence, but you can really tell the difference between a well-rehearsed band and a not-so-well-rehearsed one, and Rock n Roll John falls in the former category. Although.... I was a bit irked at first by the fact that they refused to start performing due to the smaller size of crowd at that moment. I was like, "Heyyy... The audience needs a break too okay... C'monnnn just play already...." For me, a band is supposed to be willing to do just as good a show for the five people who bothered to show up on a certain day as they do for a packed house on any other day. But later during the show, the vocalist did apologise to the audience for saying "Kate gerakan grunge bangkit, tak bangkit punnnn" earlier because he finally realised how wrong he was once the crowd came back in from their short break. Hey, we are a bunch of awesome crowd okay, have some faith in us. :P Nasib baik they WERE awesome, so, don't worry Rock n Roll John, you're forgiven. After all, we never take anything seriously anyway, right peeps? *nervous laugh*

Rock n Roll John
Nameless
Nameless
The Outbreak was next in line and at this moment I was too hungry to even stand up so I sat on the floor during their entire performance (and I couldn't even bother to take pictures of them ooppsss). Good performance, good songs, but too bad I couldn't concentrate as my head was aching due to extreme hunger. Exaggerating pulak! :P The gig ended with Nameless, nama (nama jak lah :P) yg sebenarnya tidak asing bagi aku (aik tiba2 Malay pfftt) :P Anddd... weirdly larat pulak aku berdiri depan stage tu untuk tengok diorang perform. Ahahahaha I'm so sorry The Outbreak! Maybe I was saving my energy for them. :P They mostly sang Nirvana's songs and they weren't so kaku on stage, and Sam with his Krist Novoselic-influenced style of playing bass, so it was worth it lah for me. But... one thing that I think I must mention about them is that they didn't really play seriously. I think lah, based on what I see and feel. But probably that's just what they are you know. A bunch of really playful and really funny and really crazy guys, especially Afro. Hahaha. But then again, it's probably me and not them. Maybe they did play bersungguh-sungguh that night, but I was the one who didn't see it. As usual, we ended that day with a late-night supper ramai2. Sangat2 terharu that they, specifically Iqa, in fact asked me to join them. You know, you-feel-like-you-belong-kind-of-stuff. :)) All in all, I enjoyed the gig and look forward to the forthcoming shows! :D

P/S: I went alone again this time okay! Who says I need HIM to have fun!! \m/