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soimtall
16 January 2011 @ 08:24 pm
music post!

Adele - Someone Like You (Live)
the verses in this song are gorge (the chorus admittedly can get a little screamy in this version, but i'm not sure if it's because of the rip quality.)

you know how the time flies
only yesterday
it was the time of our lives
we were born and raised
in a summer haze
bound by the surprise
of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
but I couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it
I hoped you'd see my face and be reminded
that for me
it isn't over


Bulletproof (Remix) - La Roux & Major Lazer
I loathe, loathe the original Bulletproof (I just feel like i'm listening to a tinny, canned bird if that makes any sense) but love this remix. a lot more dramatic.

Pursuit of Happiness (Kid Cudi Cover) - Lissie
greeaaaaat cover.

Love the Way You Lie/Islands (Rihanna Mashup/Cover) - The Pretty Reckless
now with more gravel.

Sara Bareilles - Bluebird
another pretty but sad song.

Janelle Monae - Cold War





Bonus! here are the first 5 tracks on shuffle.
enjoy!
 
 
soimtall
25 November 2010 @ 06:09 pm
i don't really have anything coherent to say about these songs except that I'm obsessed with them at the moment.
(Rihanna and Kanye centric since I just got their new albums.)

Kelly Clarkson - The House that Built Me (Miranda Lambert cover) (live)

SERIOUSLY I HAVE PLAYED THIS SO MANY TIMES. Gorgeous, gorgeous song and the harmony just elevates the whole thing. also i think the title is beautiful.


note : all of kanye's have major nsfw swearing

The new Kanye album in general is pretty good (coming from someone who has never managed to sit through a whole Kanye album without deleting 90% of it), get the whole thing if you want. Some samplers:

Kanye West ft. Rihanna - All of the Lights
Another SERIOUSLY I HAVE PLAYED THIS SO MANY TIMES. it is quite generic upon first play, but play it at maximum volume a couple more times and you hear all the millions of layers that have gone into this song. for once rihanna's monotone kind of works (fergie's verse though? awful.)
and the build up towards the end #@#)&d


Kanye West ft. John Legend - Blame Game
It's pretty and the chris rock cameo on the end is both LMAO and WTF. Actually lyrically the whole thing is one big WTF ('I'll call you bitch for sure/As a last resort, and my first resort/You call me motherfucker for long/At the end of it you know we both were wrong.' it's almost nonsensical in trying to rhyme AND stay in context. oh kanye.)

but really, the melodyyyy is so pretty.


Kanye West - Power
If you liked Jesus Walks you'd like this one.


Kanye West - Runaway
I'm not sure if you have to listen to the whole album to appreciate this song, but it's one of the best tracks, even the 3 minutes of unintelligible, meandering autotune singing. I'm not sure why it works but it does. And that ding ding ding piano note, <3.



Rihanna's new album? It's.. not bad, it's quite fun, like someone was blasting metal-studded skittle drops at you. You can't really listen to it in one sitting like you can her last album, Rated R but while you've still got it on...

Rihanna ft. Nicki Minaj - Raining Men 
It's an adorable, fun song. Embrace the accent more Rihanna.
(actually it wouldn't sound out of place on a beyonce album. a little bit single ladies-ish.)

Ladies don't worry cause they got plenty more
They be falling like the rain so we aint running out
Falling like the rain so we aint running out
Falling like the rain so we aint running out
Oh its raining men girl what you worry 'bout



Rihanna - Love the Way you Lie (Piano Version)
okay i'm not obsessed with this one. still, it's a different version with no eminem and a general improvement on Rihanna's bit.
(also can we discuss why 'i guess that's why they call it window pane' is not the worst pun of all time?)


Rihanna - Only Girl in the World
You've probably already heard this one, but it's a pretty fun song once it grew on me.


Rihanna - Skin
I'm actually not sure how Rihanna's going to release this since it is fairly suggestive for pop music. which is a shame because Skin easily has the most catchy hook on the album.
(but then again she did release rude boy.)



let me know if anything doesn't work! cheers.
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soimtall
17 July 2009 @ 04:13 pm
i'm slacking off today despite my mountains and mountains of work. behold : 

Fip :
btw, one of kuhan's batchmates, whom i remember was a typical chinaman fella who drinks, eats pork, plays basketball
he just got married... to a malay girl
FROM KELANTAN
HOW SHE MANAGED TO DO IT, I DON'T KNOW

G : 
wow, maybe she likes pork

Fip : 
no no, i saw the wedding photos. she's a typical malay girl from kelantan.
her relatives are the sort to wear serban and all.

G : 
Well to be fair, if its a typical malay girl who a) studies medicine and b) dates a chinese fellow = AINT NO TYPICAL MALAY GIRL

Fip :
hmm i'm not sure if she's also a doctor

G :
its a bit of an odd pairing though

Fip :
it is! i'm still shocked at it

G :
WELL....






maybe they're in love. 

G :
GOD DID I JUST SAY THAT

Fip : 
ROFL ROFL
yes i believe you did!
what happened?

G :
BECAUSE THERE'S NO OTHER EXPLANATION
THE ONLY REASON A CHINESE WOULD GIVE UP PORK IS BECAUSE OF LOVE.
TRUE LOVEEEEEE

Fip :
that's what i'm thinking too lol

G :
I MISS BAK KUT TEH AND CHAR SIEW ALREADY.

Fip : 
already?
when was your last swine?

G : 
last week i think :D
you know when h1n1 first came out my dad put a ban on all pork products, it was hell.
HELLLLL

G :
and then he couldn't take it either, so now we have resumed the status quo

Fippie : 
that's why it takes true love for you chinese ppl to give up pork!

G : 
i know :( the cynical bitch in my is kicking my ass right now
well
maybe he's not really giving up pork lol. he's just giving up pork on the surface, but secretly, at 3 am, ah chow ibrahim is still chowing down bags of wantan noodles and dim sum

Fip :
lol well that's his choice. there IS halal dimsum

G :
hmm actually how do you feel about pork ah?

Fip :
i'm okay at eating at a nonhalal place la. my policy is, if i don't see the pork, i'm not eating it :)

G : 
LOL LOL SAME HEREEEEE WITH BEEFFF

Fip :
remember how i protested against you finishing my quesadilla : "but it had beef around it!"

G : 
i know and im like... *chews* yaaa i knowww

Fip :
ck's more prudent abt it, yeah?

G : 
he's also more religious lol
but he's not like religious in the sense of.. well i mean he's not THAT religious, but he's more religious than us

Fip :
i'll say!

G : 
and... its not difficult to be more religious than us lol lol lol
basically our sense of religion extends to 'IF I CAN'T SEE IT I DIDN'T EAT IT'.
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soimtall
07 July 2009 @ 11:01 pm
Grace

i've had hallelujah as a permanent staple on my playlist for the longest time (since I was 14 actually, now that I think of it) but I never bothered to check out the whole album. but holy shit you guys, it's good, it's really really good.
get it. here it is.

in other news i've downloaded a shitload of music via ontd_musicshare, i'll get some up when ive heard everything if you want :).

also i've watched transformers already. it's fun but a giant mental ARGH. who wants to msn conference with me about simultaneous fail/awesome? easier than listening to me rant for pages(no seriously, i have PAGES) :D.
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soimtall
19 May 2009 @ 04:19 pm
so we did korean food (yum and feasty and i loved the unlimited small eats) and star trek yesterday. generally, it's great, it's a lot of fun and the dialogue's really witty. i kinda loved the random guest appearances. Every 5 minutes it was like,
heeeey! its harold!!!, isn't that the chick from house?, wasn't he in just my luck?, is that winona ryder? why is winona ryder wearing a barrel as a bra? isn't that the old guy that looks like the guy in jurassic park but isn't? (yes? he's kind of hot for an old man), hey it's the first dead guy from LOTR!  -- anyway, you'd be amazed at how much discussion we can have in a cinema :D :D. sound effects were amazing. but, guys, a few burning questions and comments:

1. In the Destroy the Drill thing, why are they wearing different coloured suits? And got the Chinese guy to wear the yellow suit? :D :D Are they power rangers? Did a particularly fabulous cadet take liberties? Who will wear the pink one?

2. kids. so crazy. it's okay you know, anonymous (apparently loathed) stepfather of james kirk, your kid can drive your car off the cliff for absolutely no reason and it will be fine. i imagine in the future nokia has advanced to the point where the car will simply float to the ground and proceed to play your voicemail.

2a. i'm still upset he didn't tell his mother he was going into space. i mean, the man still had dried blood on him when he boarded.

3. we thought sylar was great as spock. what a difference a tweeze makes :D at only one point did i think he was going to eat kirk's brains (not that i blame him). chris pine was pretty good too.

4. again, why the hell is winona wearing a barrel? ck and i were like simultaneously going, 'what is.. wrong with her.. figur..'
'OH ITS A BARREL'
'It's not a barrel.'
'Yes it is! She's wearing a fucking barrel!'
'I don't think so gee'
'Then what is it? a coffee filter?? A cone collar dogs have to wear to stop from scratching?? Does she itch?'
'We're trying to watch a movie here gee.'
vulcans, so afraid of the intimacy of a bra.

5. I hope you will join me in my undivided love for The Shrub (the short one in the snow wasteland star fleet outpost).
it went like this :
'what the HELL is that?'
'is it a plant?'
'ya no but..'
'it has an afro, IT IS A SHRUB'
i was laughing so hard everytime he came on screen. ck and clay laughed along too and i thought they loved the shrub as much as i did, but then i found out ck thought he looked more like a rock and was laughing at me instead :( and clay was just laughing out of embarassment at me laughing too loud :( :(

6. and now i hope you will join me in agreeing that eric bana looked like he still had a really bad allergic reaction on his face. not hot bana, try again.

7. i dont like the skirts. they look like schoolgirls. and i mean they're really way too short to be practical.

8. and for the love of god starfleet, if you can make black holes, you can give uhura a communicator that's not the size of a coke can yea?

9. they didn't say 'beam me up scotty'. but i loved scotty. and i was so used to the random guest appearances and was fooled by the accent and well if sean bean is in this why not another lotr-ian right?, because i was like 'OMG ITS PIPPIN'. well it wasn't. sigh.

10. actually i just basically didn't like the whole eric bana i hate spock plot. which is to say, i only hated it when eric bana was on screen with his hideous ship. also, who designs ships like this? who designs ships that have tiny platforms with no railings where you have to leap across and can actually fall thousands of feet through emptiness into the bottom of the ship?? well no wonder you romulans are going extinct.

11. 'omg the captain's probably like get this worm out of me before i tell the truth again.'
'im not sure if they can take it out. it's attached to his brain stem with little lobster claws no? not like you can pee on it and it will drop off.'
'so what's going to happen to him?'
'he will just have to be an extremely honest man for the rest of his life.'
'man.'

12. why do people with pointy eyebrows/ears like to drop their unwanted crew onto frozen wastelands? but i loved the giant red spider shrimp bear, even though my instinct was to smash it with a newspaper.

and with that, so ends the great movie drought of 2009. thank god.
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Current Music: Adele - Black and Gold (Sam Sparro cover)
 
 
soimtall
08 April 2009 @ 05:03 pm
true = bolded.

appearance
I am 5'4 or shorter.
I think I'm ugly.
I have many scars. -- i hate u acne.
I tan easily.
I wish my hair was a different color. -- i kind of like my hair colour now after it settled down from USSR-ERA EASTERN EUROPEAN PEASANT red to a decidedly less radioactive rust brown-red shade.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. - i'm not sure they need much imagination here.
I have a tattoo.
I am self-conscious about my appearance. -- used to be.
I have/have had braces.
I wear glasses.
I'd get plastic surgery.
I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger. -- uh yes, although i don't know why it should have happened at all.
I have had more than two piercings.
I have freckles.

family/home life
I've sworn at my parents.
I've run away from home.
I've been kicked out of the house.
My biological parents are together.
I have a sibling less than one year old. -- let me tell you, when my sibling was less than a year old, it tried to take out its competition (aka me) by throwing a freaking 3kg metal alarm clock on my 5 year old head (no i don't know how he did it. flight, fight or kill sister instinct?). SORRY HONEY IM STILL IN THE WILL.
I want children someday.
I have children.
I've lost a child.

embarrassment
I've slipped out an "lol" in a spoken conversation. - only with my brothers.
Disney movies still make me cry. - i loved the quasimodo one, but i've never cried at a disney movie.
I've snorted while laughing. - it's charming? :(
I've laughed so hard I've cried. - all the time. especially after a milo. usually after a milo.
I've glued my hand to something. - does it count if i accidentally glued a pair of binoculars to my face?
I've laughed 'til some kind of beverage came out of my nose. - OMG I WISH CK HAD AN LJ. anyway, no but i've made ck snort ice-cold coffeebean blended chocolate out his nose. actually im surprised it didn't leak out his ears.
I've had my pants rip in public.

health
I've had stitches.
I've broken a bone. - i've dislocated a knee?
I've had my tonsils removed.
I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
I've had my wisdom teeth removed. - 1, and my dentist is eternally frustrated i will not remove the other 3.
I've had serious surgery. - no but mum considered cutting off the bottom flap of my tongue.
I've had chicken pox. - i had no choice, mum made us play with kids who have chicken pox.

travelling
I've driven over 200 miles in a day. - no, but i've been in a car/bus which has done 200 miles.
I've been on a plane. - i love planes, and plane food. except with its fucking emirates. hate emirates.
I've been to North America.
I've been to Niagara Falls. - don't you mean South America, or China, or Nigeria??
I've been to Japan.

I've been to Europe.
I've been to Africa.

experiences
I've been lost in the city. - not exactly an avoidable thing given my sense of direction.
I've seen a shooting star.
I've wished on a shooting star.
I have seen a meteor shower.
I've gone out in public in my pajamas. - and lost some underwear along the way.
I've pushed all the buttons in an elevator.
I've been to a casino.
I've been skydiving.
I've gone skinny dipping.
I've played spin the bottle.
I've crashed a car. - dented. a huge 700 dollar dent, but still a dent :D
I've been skiing.
I've been in a play. - i started off with the lead role in mary had a little lamb when i was 5 and topped off my career at 'amazonian prison guard with a foil hat' at 17.
I've met someone in person from the internet. - hey kri and cerise! and fip. i think.
I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I've seen the northern lights.
Sat on a roof at night.
I've played chicken - I've been a chicken more than once?
I've seen the RHPS.- the what?
I've eaten sushi.
I've been snowboarding.
I've scratched Bryan White's back.

relationships
I'm single. - :D
I'm in a relationship.
I'm available.
I'm engaged.
I'm married.
I've gone on a blind date.
I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I've been divorced.
I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
I've told someone I loved them when I didn't. - this isn't for relationships as much as it is for high school friends.
I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
I've kept something from a past relationship.

honesty/crime
I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
I have lied to my parents about where I am. - lol, the handy 'i'm in a movie' trick works out well.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I've cheated while playing a video game.
I've cheated on a test.  - look, it was std 4 primary school mandarin class and i didn't know the final stroke to the word, it must have been something stupid like 'EGG'. and the rat bastard i was copying off started flailing his arms and accusing me of copying. IT WAS JUST EGG YOU  LITTLE BITCH.
I've driven through a red light.
I've been suspended from school.
I've witnessed a crime. - hit and run.
I've been in a fist fight.
I've been arrested.
I've shoplifted. - im pretty sure everyone has tried  shoplifting at age 4.

drugs/alcohol
I've consumed alcohol.
I have/do smoke cigarettes.
I have/do smoke pot.
I regularly drink.
I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
I take cough medication when I'm not sick.
I've done hard drugs.
I've been addicted to an illegal substance.
I can't swallow pills.
I can swallow about five pills at a time no problem.

random
I can sing well - i like to think so, but my karaoke buddies all sing better than i do
I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others too easily.
I watch the news.
I don't kill bugs. - i don't like the splatting, or crunching, and sometimes, the not dying after 2 cans of ridsect and a whole night outside no the balcony.
I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for sake of being able to rhyme.
I swear regularly. - hahah ck is always astounded i've never sworn in front of my parents since i swear so much when i'm with friends.
I sing in the shower.
I am a morning person.
- depends, but i usually am.
I paid for my mobile phone ring tone.
I'm a snob about grammar. - depends on who it is.
I am a sports fanatic.
I play with my hair. - when my hands have nothing to do.
I've had 'x's in my screen name.
I love being neat.
I love spam.
I've copied more than 30 cds in a day.
I bake well. - HAHHAHAA. i've burnt muffins that came out of a packet.
I don't know how to shoot a gun.
I am in love with love.
I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
I laugh at my own jokes. - SOMEONE HAS TO.
I eat fast food weekly.
I believe in ghosts.
I am online 24/7
I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.

I love white chocolate.
I bite my nails.
I play video games. - i used to.
I'm good at remembering faces.
I'm good at remembering names.
I'm good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My answers are totally honest. - snort.

your turn guys, whenever you've bored.
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soimtall
i'm a bit lazy for proper descriptions today, so you'll just have to take my word for it :D 

Gifted - NASA (feat. Kanye, Lykke Li, Santogold)
timbaland-ish electropop

Creator - Santogold
great beat, a little tribal.

Sooner or Later - NERD
a not-as-catchy nerd song in the front with a hypnotic final minute and a half. Give it a few listens, I didn't like it at first, and don't skip past the minute long guitar bits near the end.

Wonderful World - James Morrisson
God forbid I make a music list without an acoustic sounding song :D. The good and bad thing about James Morrisson is that you can pick any one of his songs and you would more or less like it at the same level as you do all his other songs, so they tend to blend into each other on a playlist. anyway my point is: I can basically choose any of his songs to rec, but this one has a better ending than most.

Church Bells - Beyonce (Etta James cover)
I have a feeling that you may need to watch Cadillac Records to enjoy this song (they way I only enjoyed listen after Dreamgirls), but Beyonce sounds good here regardless.
Video here : (Warning : NSFW language)


Human - Jonna Lee (killers cover)
I loathe the original, it's clearly meant to be an acoustic song.

Dance, Dance, Dance - Lykke Li
delicate and childlike.

Love is an Unfamiliar Name - The Duke Spirit
Not sure how to describe this one. Closest guess would be : Stripped down, rock out music, but not quite.

Earth Intruders - Bjork
An actual Timbaland track :D

movies:
let the right one in.
swedish anti-twilight. seriously, really good, because of/even though the leads are 11. warning : (understated) child violence and blood, especially that swimming pool bit. it's a wow i guess, in an entirely unexpected way.
P.S. as you already know, you will NEVER get it watch this on the big screens or on DVD in this region, so catch it while you can :(.
btw if megavideo gives you the annoying 'you have already watched 75 minutes of video' message just refresh and click on the progress bar where you left off.

slumdog millionaire.
(P.S. I haven't tested the link yet)
it's really a bit overrated, definitely not the best oscar-winning movie out there. I mean, it's a pretty enjoyable film on its own merit, but i had issues with the (bland generic love story) second half of the movie, but first half with the child actors i loved, so watch it for them.
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soimtall
18 January 2009 @ 06:37 pm
Great movie if you haven't watched it already. Everyone's pretty amazing in this, but the child actors deserve a special mention.

This is part 10, but i'm sure you're savvy enough to find parts 1-19 :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnIXfhGxd2M&feature=related
 
 
soimtall
12 January 2009 @ 10:14 pm
So this bloody commercial comes on all the time even on Wah Lah Toi while I am indulging in my TVB. So many times, in fact, that I actually paid attention. And lo and behold!:

"Tontonlah dokumentari tempatan unggul ini!
Adakah Alexander dan Zulkarnain orang yang sama?!....
Tontonlah dan jawab soalan ini di dalam.....
'Alexander bukan Zulkarnain'
hanya di Astro Ria!"


Oh hanya di astro ria indeed. heh. Well, at least I don't have to watch it to find out.


P.S. If your Malay has truly rusted to the point where you don't remember what 'tonton' means, the short version :

'THIS IS AN AMAZING, AMAZING LOCAL DOCUMENTARY THAT IS SOMEHOW ABOUT SOMEONE WHO ISN'T LOCAL AND FURTHERMORE INVOLVES NON-INDIGENOUS CAMELS, DESERTS AND STATUES SINCE CLEARLY A MALAYSIAN PRODUCTION WOULD NEVER ACTUALLY TAKE THE EFFORT TO INTERVIEW PEOPLE AND RESEARCH STUFF AND COME UP WITH A NON-RIDICULOUS QUESTION AND/OR CONCLUSION THAT ISN'T A WASTE OF PUBLIC FUNDING (ok fine, astro isn't public, but you know they practically run the country. you try having rtm on 900 channels without massive rioting. Also they somehow managed to get me to watch the unfunniest host ever, jimmy 'bring back my fucking letterman' kimmel live. respect.) ANYWAY LOOK, WE WANTED TO FIND OUT WHETHER ALEXANDER IS ZULKARNAIN AND ALTHOUGH THE CLOSEST APPROXIMATION TO ALEXANDER IN MALAY IS ISKANDER, WE DIDN'T BOTHER TO FIND OUT BECAUSE IT WAS HOT OUTSIDE AND WE ONLY GOT SHIT ON GOOGLE IN ENGLISH. ALSO WE DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHY THIS QUESTION IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IN THE LAST 5000 YEARS SINCE, HASN'T SOMEONE ALREADY ANSWERED THIS QUESTION? WHY DOESN'T ANYONE ASK WHETHER ITS REALLY CHUA SOI LEK? NOW I'D PAY TO WATCH THAT.

ANYWAY NO THEY'RE NOT THE SAME PERSON. WE SAY SO IN THE TITLE. SO YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW. JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.

ey, support malay(sian) television, watch la.
LOVE, ASTRO RIA!!!! (USING PUBLIC FUNDS SINCE 1998)'


i kind of miss blogging eh. i don't get the chance to type line after line in caps so much since fip's always on call. :)
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