Thursday, May 31, 2007

Flavor of Life by Utada Hikaru

This song was first introduced 2 me by YY. Not bad, fall in love with it @ 2nd listen. Found some romanji translation on the web by some jap expert(I learn jap for so long and still dun understand a word. No wonder the name of the course is call "beginner course"). Yah! Now I can sing a long with Utada!

宇多田ヒカル - Flavor Of Life –ballad version-

"arigatou" to kimi ni iwareru to
nanda ka setsunai
"sayounara" no ato mo tokenu mahou
awakaku horonigai
The flavor of life

tomodachi demo koibito demo nai chuukan chiten de
収穫の日を夢見てる 青いフルーツ
shuukaku no hi wo yumemiteru aoi furuutsu

ato ippou ga fumidasenai sei de
jirettai no nannotte baby


amai dake no sasoi monku
ajikke no nai tooku
sonna mono ni wa kyoumi wo sosorarenai

omoidoori ni ikanai toki datte
jinsei suteta mon ja naitte

"doushita no?" to kyuu ni kikareru to
"uun, nandemo nai"
sayounara no ato ni kieru egao
watashi rashikunai

shinjitai to negaeba negau hodo
nandaka setsunai
"aishiteru yo" yori mo "daisuki" no hou ga
kimi rashiinja nai
The flavor of life

忘れかけていた人の香りを 突然思い出す頃
wasurekaketeita hito no kaori wo totsuzen omoidasu koro
降りつもる雪の白さをもっと 素直に喜びたいよ
furitsumoru yuki no shirosa wo motto sunao ni yorokobitai yo

daiamondo yori mo yawarakakute
あたたかな未来 手にしたいよ
atataka na mirai te ni shitai yo
限りある時間を 君と過ごしたい
kagiri aru jikan wo kimi to sugoshitai


The Flavor of Life

*Somehow, it's painful when you say "thank you" to me,
The lingering magic after "goodbye" is bittersweet
The flavor of life, the flavor of life

We are green fruits dreaming of harvest day
Somewhere in the middle point between friends and lovers

All because I can't take just one step forward
What's vexing me so, baby


Saccharine sweet words of enticement, bland talk
Those things don't pique my interest at all

When things don't go as planned
Life isn't something thrown away

When I'm suddenly asked, "What's wrong?" (I reply) "Nothing."
(Now that) my smile has disappeared after "Goodbye", this isn't like me (at all)

Somehow, the more I pray that I can believe, the more painful it is
Isn't it more like you to say "I like you" than "I love you"(2)?
The flavor of life

When one suddenly remembers the fragrance of someone just forgotten
I want to honestly be able to enjoy more the whiteness of snow piled thickly

Softer than a diamond and warm is the future
(Which) I want to hold in my hand
I want to spend my limited time with you


(2) Cultural note: Crash course on the difference between 恋"koi" 愛"ai" and 好き/好む"suki/konomu". Koi is only used for romantic love aka eros; if someone says that they 'koi suru" you then that means they really really would eat a barrel of liver and onions love you. Ai is less romance-only oriented but still is more romance oriented than 'suki.' Someone mentioned the difference between koi and ai is that koi is focused on one specific person whereas ai is a 'wider' sense of the term 'love.' Whatever, if someone 'ai suru's you then it still means they're pretty serious. "Suki" is most often translated as "like" however I'm not to pleased with that translation because 'suki' is used a lot to convey what we would call love. The difference between "ai' and "suki" is that "ai" connotes "let's get married and have 2.5 children" whereas 'suki' is more like "let's date until we get bored/find someone better" aka less hot and passionate. However, you'd look like a fool if you asked someone out by saying "Aishiteru, please date me" so in this case "suki da yo, let's date" is more appropriate even if you really, really, really like them. Therefore; this line means she's pissed off that he keeps on saying an ambiguous affectionate phrase.

I copy entirely from her post in her own blog. I wonder if I will be caught for plagiarism?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Changed Blogskin Again

Changed blogskin for dun know the how many times already. The old one can't be seen in my firefox browser anymore so have 2 change. Going for the space instead of the design now but manage to find a perfect 1 with excellent design and wide space - the 1 that you are staring @ rite now. Cute rite? Suits me rite? I know, I know. Dun nid 2 say anything more. If you praise me any further I will blush.
Anyway enjoy my new blogskin while it last ( who knows when I will change again. Fate is so unpredictable). And watch out for the bear in the corner coz it winks!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Article Full of Shit (parental advisory)

I am full of complaints today cuz I just found out that my life is really full of shit. I mean literally.
Eversince I came home from sch yesterday at abt 6pm, my poor fat butt has been kissing the two toliet bowls in my hse for dunno how many times already (Why 2? Cuz the toliet paper in one of the toliet is used up so I have 2 use the other one until I got time away from shitting 2 replace). Ironically I am well known for constipation so this is probably the most I have shitted in my 20 yrs of almost-shitless life.
The worst thing is I have 2 trial and error bcuz I dunno whether I shit is bcoz of the food I eat or bcoz I am too hungry (shit 2 much until there's nothin inside)? Lucky everytime I trial and error I gets the correct answer, if not I will have 2 sleep later than 4am (been lying on the bed since 6pm but have been shitting ever since). But even if I eat I also can eat bread coz my mum likes to cook with lotsa oil so I cannot eat anything xcept bread which looks cheap(so thick. might as well dun cut), taste cheap and is cheap by the way(i think 70 cents for a loaf).
Then the poor me have 2 sort out a time from shitting 2 visit the doctor. Alone. Poor me! What is I faint on the way? What if I didn't bring wallet and have 2 embrass myself in public 4 attempting 2 see doctor for free( Like duh, the doctor is not even half handsome. Erm..sorry doctor. But u are a nice person though. Haha. Ha.{nervous laugh})? Or what if..? Alrite alrite, I admit I juz wan someone 2 accompany me coz I hate seeing the doctor. The entire process is so boring, esp the waiting process. Nth 2 do except 2 see guys trying 2 weigh themselves when they thought noone is watching. Boring!
As if it is not enough, even since I came home yesterday my mum has been scolding me & saying that serves me rite for eating heaty stuff (I admit I did eat quite a lot of heaty food lately. Spicy cuttlefish, spicy prawn rolls, kfc X2, Mac, toasted bread cramped all in 2 weeks. Waahh! Now it's all wasted. All float into the sea le lah!) & making me feel guilty. Den when I go and see the doctor today...ah ha! The doctor says there's a higher probabilty (he also not quite sure :P) of it being food poisoning than flu as I dun have the relevant symptoms like running nose etc.Then this time my mother feels guilty and offer me better food ( but still not food to me) - mee hoon with veggies and soup (soup contains water and pepper. Yuck! Taste like water!). Although it still doesn't taste nice, but it's better than eating bread again. Thanks mum for the effort!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Games Review by Renowed games expert Saggy

Downloaded 3 games yesterday. Know I shouldn't do this since I still have a lot of projects untouched & unstarted (is there this word? Heck care la) but can't resist it. Life's so boring la.

This is the 1st game I downloaded - **The Apprentice Los Angeles**. Didn't see the real time variety last time coz there's no handsome guys inside but the game is whole damn lot of fun(But still no handsome guys inside. Nt even cartoon ones! Boo hoo~)! Quite similar 2 **Diner Dash** actually but a whole lot easier although they are both as stressful.
Didn't really finish the game yet so dun really knows what will happen @ the end but as far as I know there are total of 6 different levels but only 3 scenes so the 3 scenes get to repeat 2 times ( u will know wat I am talkin abt when u play the game). The 3 scenes are namely the sushi bar, the boutique & the water sports shop.
Some screenshots from the website ( I lazy 2 do my own screenshot la. Somemore I suddenly feel like bloggin so didn't really prepare) below.

The Sushi Bar (Why are they selling cakes inside the sushi bar)
The fashion boutique
The water sports shop (most troublesome of the 3 coz you have to replace equipments that the customers return urself)
2nd game is **Agatha Christie Death on the Nile**. Dun know why but I have a certain fetish 2wards hidden objects games recently. Use 2 think that they are a waste of time in the past....well, plp chg.
In this game u are a detective on board a cruise tryin 2 solve a murder (or sth else. Dunno yet coz haven yet solve the crime. Well let's juz say someone die, ok?) by collecting clues. U get 2 talk 2 suspects (but have no choice of what 2 say. it's already chosen 4 u), collect & examine the clues. Quite interesting actually. If u are into the same kind of stuff as I am.
Screenshots time:

Haiz..getting tired already. Thanks heavens it's the last one. Okay the last one is **Nanny Mania**. As suggested by the title, it's all about being a nanny. So expect to see a lot of babies inside. U get 2 play the role of the nanny of a mayor and his crazy family (Cause the mayor stupid wife give birth once every year. Thank goodness they stop at 4. But it's still not normal), the wife & the mayor respectively(but at different rounds) but I feel more like a maid inside coz aside from cleaning the sh*t of the baby and preparing milk bottle, I get to do random maid stuffs like preparing dinner from the whole family, washing toilet, doing the laundry & tons of other maid stuff. At the end of the game I was always cursing the whole family bcoz they kp creating new mess 4 fear of nt value for money. Lucky I never do OT. But dun get me wrong, the game is really fun (I am lucky this time round, all the games that I downloaded are all interesting. Last time round none fits my taste) but similar 2 **Diner Dash** & **The Apprentice**, you have finish within a certain time limit so it's really stressful. But fun.
Now I stop @ the wife stage, I wan 2 get to the mayor stage faster coz I wan 2 see if he dares 2 create so much mess (He's the one who create the most mess & the hardest 2 clean eveytime) when he's the one cleaning up.
Screenshots! Screenshots!

All the screenshots in the website is on the 2nd level where the wife starts cleaning up. At the 1st level it's the nanny (the girl with the big head below) who do all the work. I kinda missed her now..
From now on, it's the wife who cleans up.
The pig is laying on the sofa. I hope the wife divorce the mayor soon.
That's all. It's time 2 sleep. Ciao~

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Horoscope Series - Friendship

I am such a good friend. Haha..

How do you behave in your relationships with your friends? Do you set the ground for good friendships?
You are a fine friend and a formidable foe. With Aries, things are never done half way. Aries expects total devotion and sincerity in friendship. In turn, he/she extends a loving and strong hand.

They feel strong attachments and will often go out of their way to maintain a relationship. A Taurus can be patient, persuasive and persistent with friends.

Gemini's like to reciprocate love and respond beautifully to a little appreciation. A Gemini often mistakenly believes that others don't do enough for him/her. Young at heart, you could be the life of a party.

Try not to have too many expectations out of a friendship. Always ready to give, you are likely to be bitterly disappointed when friends do not live up to your own image of them. However, you will seldom cut your friendship ties and do much more for friends than they did for you. A good, solid friend!

As a friend you are worth your weight in gold. Leo is a mighty good friend. He/She does not ditch people. Leo is very warm hearted and sincere. Your idealism and romanticism comes through very strongly here.

Understand, Virgo, that yours is a sign of service and communal living. It is a humane sign. Therefore, you need friends, though you may not acknowledge it. In friendship, Virgo is steady and reliable and gives practical advice and suggestions. Virgo hates to break off relationships and is a solid friend.

You like helping friends by giving them good and practical advice but you find difficulty helping them with emotional matters. This does not mean that you have a cold sign just that you are often detached. Libra is excellent company and has finesse and grace.

There's an explosive element here, pure dynamite. You are a good friend but do not be secretive and wear a mask. You are very picky when it comes to friends however you are intensely loyal and are good at keeping secrets. You sometimes feel betrayed when you feel that your friends should have behaved differently.

You are forgiving and helpful and you evidently make a good friend. You are also capable of giving good and helpful advice. Even if your friends disappoint you you will not feel resentment or hatred.

You usually build long and lasting friendships. While you may not be very tactful and polished in your manners and talk, you won't fail a friend in an emergency.

Aquarians can be better counselors than friends. The reason is that though emotionally involved, they can think clearly and visualize situations and problems creatively. As yours is the sign of friendship, I do predict that your friends will receive both warmth and guidance from you.

A good friend, humane and understanding even if slightly unconventional. You have a good intuition and understand your friends emotions. Accept your friends for who they are and do not let idealism crowd your judgment. Your innate grace and diplomacy could help save an unpleasant situation.

HR Test

This is a real test given by the human relations department at many of the major corporations today.

It's only ten simple questions, so... Grab a pencil and paper and keep track of your answers.

1. When do you feel your best?

a. In the morning
b. During the afternoon and early evening
c. Late at night

2. You usually walk

a. Fairly fast, with long steps
b. Fairly fast, with short, quick steps
c. Less fast, head up, looking the world in the face
d. Less fast, head down
e. Very slowly

3. When talking to people you

a. Stand with your arms folded
b. Have your hands clasped
c. Have one or both your hands on your hips
d. Touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e. Play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with

a. Your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b. Your legs crossed
c. Your legs stretched out or straight
d. One leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with

a. A big, appreciative laugh
b. A laugh, but not a loud one
c. A quiet chuckle
d. A sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you

a. Make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b. Make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c. Make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted. Do you..

a. Welcome the break
b. Feel extremely irritated
c. Vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?

a. Red or orange
b. Black
c. Yellow or light blue
d. Green
e. Dark blue or purple
f. White
g. Brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie

a. Stretched out on your back
b. Stretched out face down on your stomach
c. On your side, slightly curled
d. With your head on one arm
e. With your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are

a. Falling
b. Fighting or struggling
c. Searching for something or somebody
d. Flying or floating
e. You usually have dreamless sleep
f. Your dreams are always pleasant

1. a. 2 b. 4 c. 6
2. a. 6 b. 4 c. 7 d. 2 e. 1
3. a. 4 b. 2 c. 5 d. 7 e. 6
4. a. 4 b. 6 c. 2 d. 1
5. a. 6 b. 4 c. 3 d. 5 e. 2
6. a. 6 b. 4 c. 2
7. a. 6 b. 2 c. 4
8. a. 6 b. 7 c. 5 d. 4 e. 3 f. 2 g. 1
9. a. 7 b. 6 c. 4 d. 2 e. 1
10. a. 4 b. 2 c. 3 d. 5 e. 6 f. 1

Now add up the total number of points.

Over 60 points: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care" You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 to 60 points: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 to 50 points: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 to 40 points: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest...Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

21 to 30 points: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

Under 21 points: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

I got 45 marks. How much did you all get?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Nth 2 do now so share some pictures which I found are quite interesting. Hehe..

My 180th birthday cake

Stupid Signs Series

Do not throw your kids out of the car window (like who will do that??!!)

Do not turn left, right, back and forward (So erm...which way CAN i go?)

Help to keep the air fresh. Do not fart (we should put this inside Fusion)

Do not fight bears (In the first place, where can I find the bears in such a urban area?)

Interesting Invention (One side glass toilet)

If I ever go into THAT toliet, I must be really desperate. I mean it feels like you are doing your business in public!!

New Packaging 4 Condoms (we biz students should be able 2 learn sth from here)

New packaging for condoms! Somemore 1 even got passport. Damn gd business mindset.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Recently dun know y is either my blog or juz simply my browser can't view pictures. So I wan 2 paste a lot a lot of pictures and see what happens. Here goes!

Hey I said I'm sorry right? Watzup with that face?!!

Couple Shots

I dare you 2 do that!

How 2 use the 'F' word (really inspiring. U should let ur kids see this)