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[-Thursday, January 31, 2008-]

Post No:#624

Couldn't sleep...Decided to upload the photos that I took when I went on a photography outing with Jessica! Thanks girl, for bringing me there, heh, I definitely wouldn't have gone there alone...XD. It was at/near Old Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Saw some construction/refurbishing going on while we were there. ^^

Well, here are the photos so far that I have got up...

Open Sesame Won't Work by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Into the Mirror by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Take a Peek by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

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Post No: #623

Man, am I getting bored or what!? One random post after another. Oh well, the photo says it all...

I Love Tazi by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Took it while out at East Coast with Vivien & Halif...Thanks for the suggestion Vi!! Edited it and used it as a DeviantID...Will be making another version with two of us in color instead of just me.

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[-Wednesday, January 30, 2008-]

Post No:#622

Got a chain e-mail from AL of all people. Haha...Thanks ar. But instead of forwarding, I think I will put it here. =P

SAGITTARIUS - The Happy-Go-Lucky One
Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Doesn't like rules. Sometimes hypocritical. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Doesn't like being doubted. Beautiful inside and out.

TAURUS - The Enduring One
Charming but aggressive. Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings who are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts. Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard - (passionate). Express themselves emotionally. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined. Indulge themselves often. Very generous.

VIRGO - The Perfectionist
Dominant in relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.

SCORPIO - The Intense One
Very energetic. Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or secretive. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Romantic. Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional.

LIBRA - The Harmonizer
Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible.

ARIES - The Daredevil
Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (Easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit. Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. Courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic.

AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart
Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality.

LEO - The Boss
Very organized.Need order in their lives - like being in control. Like boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help others. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leos. Attractive.

PISCES - The Dreamer
Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive. Don't like details. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Unselfish. Good kisser. Beautiful.

The bold areas are what seem to be true for people whom I know. Well...It only applies to most, not all. The missing horoscopes are cause no one came to mind when I thought about it. For Sagittarius I was kinda thinking about myself, so it doesn't apply to other Sagis out there.

Okay...I am sleepy

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[-Tuesday, January 29, 2008-]

Post No:#621

It's not my fault that you can't wait. Yea sure, I said I would get it fixed, but since you ain't needing it that soon, can't you just WAIT?! COME ON, I won't just go all the way to freaking Orchard with nothing else to do other than to fix your freaking mobile! I have better things to do. What more, I don't even have the money to fix your mobile!

Yea fine, you want it back so that you can bring it there yourself. GO AHEAD. I don't care, just don't go complaining after I give you back the mobile and making me look bad. YOU told me to give it back, YOU are the one that can't wait. So I gave it back to you and I get told off FOR listening to you?

WTHECK?! You adults are the ones that tell us young'uns to be obedient and listen to you all, so apparently I am not suppose to listen to you afterall since I get told off after being obedient. HOW NICE. NO THANK YOU. Fucked up...

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[-Saturday, January 26, 2008-]

Post No:#620

It wasn't that long since my last "music" post, and that was filled with guitar covers. This one will be brimming with piano covers. XD

Have started falling back in love with the Piano recently, well, I can't always let the guitar steal the limelight in my life eh? And I discovered that I like a liking for the cello as well after two of the covers that I found on Youtube.

One of my current favourites is what you are hearing on my blog now. It's 我不配 by 周杰倫, and the covered is played by betaunknown. He is really good from what I can tell. But then again, the knowledge I have about instruments is just about the same amount of knowledge I have about economics. XD

Okay, less talk, more music. Let me just put up some covers that are currently my favourite! All 10 covers are chinese songs though, and they are just instrumental.

1)王力宏's 落葉歸根, covered by ahdee5.

-Yep, this is the one that started my liking of the cello, go to their page for the other video-

2)周杰伦's 不能说的秘密, covered by Betaunkown

3)周杰伦's 枫, covered by Terencefooyc

4)光良's 約定, covered by Waitkit38

5)周杰伦's 安静, covered by Betaunkown

6)唐禹哲's 最愛還是你最, (no performer stated, video is imageless)

7)周杰伦's 菊花台, covered by Terencefooyc

8)林俊杰's 翅膀, covered by Terencefooyc

9)林俊杰's 被风吹过的夏天, covered by Slim5700

10)林俊杰's 一千年以后, covered by Slim5700

Okay, that's all for now. Will be putting up other covers sometime soon.

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[-Wednesday, January 23, 2008-]

Post No:#619

Something's getting to me.

Have been thinking about friendship and stuff like that. Are those friendships really as strong as I thought they were/are? Or was it just me and my thoughts about it all along??

Maybe it was really just me all along thinking that "Hey, maybe this friendship will last even longer than the one I have till now!?" Maybe it's cause I kind of treasured it much more than others, but then again, sometimes it might be because that I am not good with keeping in touch with people myself.

I have wanted to talk to a few people that I see online, but everytime I have the conversation window out I think "What am I suppose to say? What I am supposed to ask them about?" Cause all I want to do is to find someone to chat, but somehow or another I always can't think of something to talk about. Maybe it's cause I just like talking to certain people through certain medium.
For example, if I tend to talk to someone alot on MSN, I seldom talk to them on the phone ad vice versa. Then if I talk to someone alot in person, I might talk to them less on the phone, let alone through MSN.

I really want to make this friendship work cause I really enjoying hanging out with these people. But sometimes, even in this high-tech era, physical distance will still manage to pull people further apart even if there are things like MSN, mobile phones, e-mails and webcams that they can communicate with.

Maybe I am just thinking too much about this on my part. Maybe I am reading the signs wrongly, but I just feel that I ain't anything to them due to lack of communication? It's kind of a depressing feeling when you find out that you mean nothing to people that you care about? Haha...

Or am I right?~

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[-Thursday, January 17, 2008-]

Post No:#618

Been watching Jay Chou's movie, 不能說的秘密 (Secret). I must say, I was never a Jay Chou fan, but I was mesmerized by his piano playing!! Anyway, before my raving about 小夜曲 which has nothing to do with the movie, I got to say. YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE MOVIE!!! Didn't expect much of it, but I LOVE the twist in the story at the end. If you don't at least watch it, then you are missing out on something REALLY good...^^

Okay, moving on...

Then suddenly thought of the piece Serenade by Franz Schubert or known as 小夜曲 in chinese, which was played in the Korean Drama Summer Scent that I watched a loong time ago!

This is the video of the piece in the drama...

And here is the version played by this kid which I found on Youtube.

I love the guitar, but I admire the piano(if you get what I mean)!!! But then, in my opinion, Schubert's Serenade should be played on the piano more than any other instruments cause that's where it sounds best.

A good guitarist might leave me awestrucked but a pianist always leaves me mesmerized. >.<"

Okay, back to the movie...

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[-Tuesday, January 15, 2008-]

Post No:#617

YAY! My long wait paid off! Orangebear clothes are here and just in time for the new year too. Fits well...Heh, happy! Am super satisfied with the pair of jeans I got. A little distressed look, but kinda long even to me. 0.o" Finally, a pair of jeans that is NOT plain! Whee!! XD, sorry...
Have 2 more batches yet to arrive. Hopefully they come before I leave, or even better, before CNY.

(For those that didn't know, I ordered some clothes from Taiwan auctions through Their website can be found under my links. Cheap, and the quality ain't bad as well...^^)

Actually one of the reasons I wanted to go to TW was to shop at the actual store there instead of having to buy it online cause it's easier in a sense and I don't have to pay for shipping charges and other things like that. Oh wells, I can always go later!

AND! It's EXACTLY ONE MONTH before I leave!! Mr.Hans, Talisa, Halif, Yan Hao, Tings and the rest of ya better meet up with me soon, otherwise I will...erm...erm...Don't know. Let's see, I only played pool twice and went Kbox ONCE since I was back. That's worse than in Bris, but then it will be worse than Gatton. Speaking about Gatton, I got my house! ^^ Started paying rental on it already. Also received my eCoe and Letter of Acceptance after e-mailing UQ. But have yet to get my my-SInet/UQ username and password. Anyone in the same situation as me? Or should I ask, who already has it? I know Ping Chiuan does...

Been bored lately. Like seriously booooooored! Wanted to laze at home yesterday before going to my Grandma's place for dinner (Great-Grandma's death anniversary or something). But ended up going to Pasir Ris, back to YCK then to my mum's office. Hahas...Halif owes me chocolate FONDUE! =P

Been watching animes on Crunchyroll. Some of the good ones that I like so far are:
-Rental Magica (the eps are not in chronological order so I am waiting for the whole anime to be out before watching.)
-Kekkaishi (still watching)
-Zombie Loan (done)
-Ghost Hunt (done)
-Ayatsuri Sakon (done)
-Rosario + Vampire (Still watching, abit pervertic but funny...-.-")
-D.Gray Man (Up to ep 30+ but getting abit tired of it)
-Yume Tsukai (Still watching)

Anyone got any animes to reccomend?

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[-Sunday, January 13, 2008-]

Post No:#616

A phrase that was told to me by Hans quite some time ago just suddenly popped up in my mind for no particular reason...-.-"

Here's the phrase:
世界上最遙遠的距離, 不是我站在你面前 你卻不知道我愛你, 而是明明互相喜歡 但不能在一起...
(Translate: The furthest distance on earth is NOT when I am standing in front of you, yet you don't know that I love you, but is instead when mutual attraction exists, yet 2 people can't be together...)

RANDOM RIGHT?! Hahas...Yea, ignore me. And my msn nick is currently freaking long cause of that.

I think it's the Taiwan Drama Series (A Game About Love) getting me addicted. You guys should watch it if you like those idol dramas i.e Magicians of Love, Smile Pasta, Romantic Princess, It started with a Kiss and so on. Main Cast consists of Joe Chen Qiao En, Sam Wang Shao Wei, Michael Zhang, Xia Yu Qiao and Ah Dan.

SINGPOST IS pissing me off...ROAAAR~ Bloody hell, they can even write down the WRONG article number for a REGISTERED item on the Delivery Advice. Great work guys...

Heard that some people are in SG. Didn't bother to check with them cause I think that they will look for me if they want to, and if they don't want to but I go looking them up, it will just make things awkward? Or am I thinking too much...OH WHATEVER.

Allow me to act like a crazy fan. SAM WANG IS FREAKING CUTE!!!! I totally love it when he acts, especially in Magicians of Love and A Game About Love. And especially when he's acting sad/depressed. He looks like a PUPPY and has that helpless feeling all around him, and makes people just want to help and support him.

/end crazy fan obsession...

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[-Wednesday, January 09, 2008-]

Post No:#615

I shall mark today as the start/beginning of my new life!

Yes, I am saying that after living for 18 years...0.0". Wish me luck guys! Don't ask why.

LALA!! I am bored to tears here!!!! Wanted to return to Bris earlier, but SIA's out of seats. -.-". AM pestering my mum to sponsor my Taiwan trip, she's kind of giving in, but I don't know. Really want to go!! Will definitely take a trip there this year, maybe this/early next month, or mid-year OR end of the year (with Hans and Clarice)! Heh heh heh...Gotta start saving up if I am going end of this year.

But seriously, I don't even KNOW why I am so obsessed about going to Taiwan!! I mean, it's definetly not for shopping cause I am getting my stuff through sprees and pre-order sites. But I do want to go there just for travelling, I am a travel NUT, I love travelling!

OH-COME-ON! I have only been to Seoul, Jeju Island, parts of China (inc. Shanghai, Beijing, and some place that is famous for silk...), Koh Samui, Phuket, Melbourne, BRISBANE (1 year and more to come), Malaysia (Penang, Port Dickson, JB, drive past KL and Malacca). Okay that sounds like alot, but it's only 5 countries. Okay, add Singapore that makes 6.

Places I want to visit when I can afford to: Milan, London, Barcelona, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Maldives, Palau, freaking BINTAN (which is 55mins from SG by ferry or smth). But going alone is gonna be boring. Looks like I will either have to marry a rich guy or become rich...I think the latter is easier.

And then of course there are places that my friends live in that I might drop by like Merak (Indon), Sabah, Miri (Sarawak), Hong Kong...But some of them are like migrating to Brissy, so it looks like that's a "visit" place as well.

Okay, I digressed.

Meeting Halif tomorrow!! Finally, something to do! Movie? Bowling? SOMETHING!?!?! Have a feeling that I will like Le Grand Chef, One Missed Call and Body #19.


*Abit high I know. I think it's the after effects of listening to David Choi's songs. I am especially addicted to "That Girl" which is the first song playing on my blog. Been playing it on loop for like ever since I heard it. Can't get the mp3 though...*

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[-Saturday, January 05, 2008-]

Post No:#614

Okkay! I am in a guitar listening mood again. All thanks to Yan Hao!!! So...Found these on Youtube, and I haven't heard the originals by the artists so don't judge it that way. ^^

Are You Happy Now, by Michelle Branch. Covered by lilsarah22.

Take Your Sweet Time, by Jesse McCartney. Covered by ChanceIshudaTook

How To Save A Life, by The Fray. Covered by lilsarah22 & Moses.

I Miss You Already, written, played and sung by lilsarah22.

Apologize, by One Republic. Covered by Davidchoimusic

End It All, written, played and sung by Davidchoimusic.

Okay, I think that's enough. Shall keep the rest for next time. There were more self-composed ones this time round. Gotta love Davidchoimusic and lilsarah22.

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[-Thursday, January 03, 2008-]

Post No:#613

Will update on my New Year's Eve outing with Halif, Vivien & Co. soon...Still have photos to edit and stuff, but some photos have been already edited for the sole purpose of Deviant Art.

^^ Am personally quite pleased with this set taken at East Coast Park! Enjoy! *Note: Serious photoshopping involved*

Pit Stop by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Dead And Standing by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Side By Side by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Pier by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

Lone Rider by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

The Sandy Trio by ~Snapshot89 on deviantART

That's it! ^^

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