Collin Raye – Love Me

Today, because I am dead tired from my day job and night class, I shall simply put up a video.
BUT HEY! IT IS A SPLENDID EARGASMIC SONG!
The title’s Love Me by Collin Raye.
And so according to Wikipedia…
‘In January 1992, the single became Raye’s first Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; the same year, the song received a Song of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association.’
and…well…
It has also been cited as a popular choice for Funerals.
You’d understand why after you listen.
Believe me.
I cried.

Here’s the tearful lyrics of the song from Lyrics007:

I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me
He said, “Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none, but I love your Grandma so.

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter, and this is what it said,

“If you get there before I do 
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be 

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’ve never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears

“If you get there before I do 
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be 

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”

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Life IS A Bed of Roses ~ (a short random post which came from nowhere)

Whenever people say ‘life isn’t always a bed of roses’, I have an innate urge to rebut. Cause to me, Life IS a darn bed of roses.

Here’s the thing – when people hear this particular phrase, the imagery that which appears in their head is a pile of ONLY rose petals or flowers (thus the ‘bed’) -> this in turns equates to and depicts having a pretty nice life. And considering what life is like, (life ain’t always nice and doesn’t usually go according to what you have planned out), we thus agree with the phrase ‘Life isn’t always a bed of roses’.

I, however, imagine things a little differently. To me, a bed of roses includes ALL parts of the rose plant – flowers, buds, leaves, branches, thorns alike – and not just the petals with their oh-so-sweet fragrance (do forgive me. I kind of like the scent of roses). While the flowers depict our sweet/nice/everything-goes-according-to-plan side of life, the thorns hurt you. And let’s face it. Life does hurt us at times, non?

If you’ve never been hurt, it’s either:

  • You’ve never actually lived life before OR
  • You are pretty sheltered (Lucky you!)

So…Life really IS a bed of roses after all. It can throw you into scenarios which:

  • Really hurt you (like the thorns): Having Setbacks, Failing interviews and tests, Getting rejected etc.

and also

  • Are pretty smooth-sailing (like the soft rose petals and flowers): Success, Having a Family, Stable Job etc.

So the next time someone says life isn’t always a bed of roses, I suppose you COULD try repeating this.

Graduation Day.

Well…it’s been 3 years since I first stepped foot into Singapore Polytechnic. However, I still remembered it like it was just yesterday.

I remembered my first official day as a student. We were supposed to gather at our different ‘schools’ or faculties. Mine was at one end of the campus. Sadly, I got lost. And I ended up at the Design Faculty which was all the way at the other end of campus. Took me awhile before I finally found my way.

My years in SP were filled with plenty of laughs, tears, blood (literally, yes) and…ok maybe not that much sweat cause I don’t really sweat a lot. Perhaps I have inactive glands or something but never mind that. The times I spent rushing through projects with friends, staying late in clubroom to chill/hangout after exams, fostering new friendships and of course, going down a journey of self discovery.

When I fist came in, I was just looking for something new and different to try out. As a Science student for as long as I could remember, I decided to take a leap of faith into the arts. My confidence was pretty low at first, cause writing just was not my forte, especially hard news. I just didn’t have the news for nose.

However, at the end of 3 years, even with a shitload of family and personal issues, I did it. I graduated with a decent GPA of 3.3 and a Gold with Honours (Distinction for the previous batches) for my CCA. With that came a new life and a new start.

Although I must admit. After 3 years of studying the art of communication, I guess it’s time for me to go back to the Science industry, where I’ve always felt at home and at ease. Logic, rules and solid, hard evidence.

Nevertheless, I would like to thank all my lecturers who have played a part in supporting me and guiding me throughout my 3 years in my polytechnic education.

And of course, my fiance who has always been there for me as well. He’s done so much more within these few months as compared to even some of my closest blood relatives.

I guess…now…it’s time to move onto my next phase in life =p

Answer to Einstein’s Riddle

For those of you who have figured out – YAY!! Congratulations!

For those of you who haven’t, it’s okay…this post will be giving you the answer.

NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD!

IF YOU WANNA SOLVE IT ON YOUR OWN DON”T LOOK!

And here goes…

Answer: Germany.

This is how I solved it:

> I drew out five houses:

House 1                House 2                House 3                House 4                House 5

> Now, we know that the Norweigen lives in the first house right? So I wrote ‘Norweigen’ under House 1.

House 1                House 2                House 3                House 4                House 5

Norweigen

> 2nd last point: Norweigen lives next to the blue house. So that makes the second house blue, since it’s already at the end and there’s no houses built before it. I changed the name of the house to ‘Blue’ instead for easier reference.

House 1                Blue                House 3                House 4                House 5

Norweigen

> Next point I took note of is: ‘The man living in the centre house drinks milk. So, okay. Milk goes in the centre.

House 1                Blue                House 3                House 4                House 5

Norweigen                                   Milk

> *looks through the points* ah! Here an important one: ‘The Green house is on the left of the white house’ and ‘the green homeowner drinks coffee’. If you look at the previous ‘graph’, there can only be one position for the green house. Yes. The 4th house.

House 1           Blue           House 3           Green           House 5

Norweigen                         Milk                   Coffee

> Moreover, we knows that the owner drinks coffee and that the house on its right is white. That makes the 5th house white:

House 1           Blue           House 3           Green           White

Norweigen                         Milk                  Coffee

> As of now, there are only two houses with unknown colors – the first and third. We know that the Brit lives in a red house. Since the first house is already occupied by the Norweigen, we can conclude that the Brit lives in House 3, which is therefore a red house.

House 1           Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen                         Milk                        Coffee

Brit

> And since there are only 5 colors and 5 houses, our first house is Yellow.

Yellow           Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen                       Milk          Coffee

Brit

> And yes! There is information on the yellow house owner: ‘The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen                          Milk          Coffee

Dunhill                                  Brit

> ‘The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.’ Since the person who smokes Dunhill is living at the edge of ‘Town’, the owner keeping a horse would be living in the blue house.

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse        Milk          Coffee

Dunhill                                  Brit

> Okay, so my next point used was: ‘The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water’. With that information, we can eliminate the white house option because the person living in the White house would only have ONE neighbour and that neighbour is already drinking coffee. That leaves us with Yellow and Blue.

> So how do we tell whether it’s Yellow or Blue? You might have your own deductions, but for me, I simply used the fact that there’s already someone smoking another brand in the Yellow house, which leaves us with the Blue house and the Yellow House homeowner drinking the water. Hence, we have this diagram:

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse       Milk          Coffee

Dunhill             Blend        Brit

Water

> My next clue: ‘The man who smokes bluemaster drinks beer’. I immediately threw those two into the ‘White’ House since as far as I know, the ‘White’ House category doesn’t contain any beverages or cigar brand.

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse       Milk          Coffee            Beer

Dunhill             Blend             Brit                          Bluemaster

Water

> That leaves us with only one house where the tea goes to. The ‘Blue House’ and since the clue says ‘The Dane drinks tea’, that’s where they belong.

Yellow              Blue            Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse         Milk         Coffee            Beer

Dunhill             Blend          Brit                                   Bluemaster

Water                Tea

Cat                     Dane

> Almost there. Two complete three to go. ‘The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds’ and ‘The German smokes prince’. The German belongs in the Green house because the Red House already has a Brit living in it, and the White House already has a brand of cigar being smoked.

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse       Milk          Coffee           Beer

Dunhill             Blend        Brit           German       Bluemaster

Water                Tea                               Prince

Cat                     Dane

> ‘The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds’. That leaves us with the Brit in the Red House because there’s already a cigar brand being smoked in the White House.

Yellow              Blue           Red           Green           White

Norweigen      Horse       Milk           Coffee           Beer

Dunhill             Blend        Brit            German        Bluemaster

Water                Tea           Pall Mall   Prince

Cat                      Dane        Birds

> Let’s throw in the fact that The Swede keeps dogs as pets. Now we know that:

Yellow              Blue           Red            Green           White

Norweigen      Horse        Milk           Coffee           Beer

Dunhill             Blend         Brit            German        Bluemaster

Water                Tea             Pall Mall   Prince          Swiss

Cat                     Dane           Birds                                 Dogs

As of now, we can actually conclude that:

The German owns the fish.

The final diagram is:

Yellow               Blue            Red            Green            White

Norweigen       Horse        Milk           Coffee            Beer

Dunhill              Blend         Brit            German         Bluemaster

Water                Tea             Pall Mall    Prince           Swiss

Cat                      Dane          Birds           FISH            Dogs

I’m sure we all had our own ways to solve this riddle. Do feel free to share ’em ^^

Ciao everybody!

For the riddle: Click here

Einstein’s Riddle!

Okay so I came across this riddle today and I just HAD to give it a shot at solving it.

Yes, I love solving riddles and cracking my brain open. The aftermath usually gives me a sense of adrenalin rush XD since caffeine and sugar rush doesn’t seem to work on me.

Anyway, I’d like to share this riddle with the rest of you. So, have fun solving it!

Source: http://9gag.com/gag/4137344

I dare you: Einstein's riddle

Figured out the answer? Great. Don’t spoil it for the rest please XD I’ve solved the answer and would perhaps give the solution…just need to back track on my logic and train of thoughts.

ENJOY!

Ojamajo doremi – Ojamajo Carnival!!

NOSTALGIA!

Okay, I have no idea why but this song suddenly appeared in my head. It’s the opening of one of my favourite childhood shows – Ojamajo Doremi (Magical Do-Re-Mi) and the title is ‘Ojamajo Carnival!!’

Plot Summary: Doremi Harukaze, 3rd grade student at Misora Elementary School, claims to be the world’s unluckiest pretty girl. Fascinated by witchcraft, she is drawn into a mysterious shop where she meets Majo Rika and is able to deduce that this lady is in fact a real witch. Being exposed by a human triggers a curse that transforms witches into magical frogs. To regain her original body, Rika must turn Doremi into a witch by teaching her how to use magic. Thrilled by this odd development, Harukaze becomes a witch apprentice. Unfortunately, her two best friends, Hazuki Fujiwara and Aiko Senoo, discover that Doremi has become a magic user. Afraid that Harukaze might become a magical frog too, Majo Rika recruits both Hazuki and Aiko and makes them witch apprentices too. The trio has lots of adventures as they try to triumph the necessary trials to become real witches.

It’s cute and lots of fun! I’d probably watch it again just for nostalgia sake, even though it will probably kill a ton of my brain cells cause the show’s –

  1. Brain dead and
  2. A little delusional, where everything’s all puppies, rainbows, unicorns etc. if you know what I mean (NO! DO NOT INSERT MR BEAN MEME HERE PLEASE TYVM!)

Here’s the full song:

Lyrics, both romanji and english translation are as below:

Note: I took ’em from the site: http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/ojamahoudoremi/ojamajocarnival.htm

Romanji

Dokkiri Dokkiri DON DON!!
Fushigi na chikara ga waitara do-shiyo? (Do-suru?)
Bikkuri Bikkuri BIN BIN!!
Nandaka tottemo suteki ne i-desho! (I-yone!)
Kitto mainichi ga nichiyoubi
Gakkou no naka ni yuuenchi
Yana shukudai ha ze-nbu gomibako ni sutechae
Kyoukasho mitemo kaitenai kedo
Koneko ni kiitemo soppo muku kedo
Demo ne moshikashite honto-ni
Dekichau kamo shirenai yo!?
* Ookina koe de “PIRIKA PIRIRARA”
Hashaide sawaide utatchae
PAPA MAMA sensei gamigami ojisan
“Urusa-i” nante ne kazan ga dai funka
** Osora ni hibike “PIRIKA PIRIRARA”
Tonde hashitte mawatchae
TESUTO de san ten egao ha man ten
Dokidoki wakuwaku ha nenjuumukyuu
Kinkira Kinkira RIN RIN!!
Nagareboshi wo tsukametara do-shiyo? (Do-suru?)
Batchiri Batchiri BAN BAN!!
Negaigoto ga kanau yo ne i-desho! (I-yone!)
Kitto mainichi ga tanjoubi
Haishasan ha zu-tto oyasumi
Itai chuusya ha yawarakai MASHUMARO ni shichae
“Sonna no muri sa” Kimi ha warau dake
Koinu ni kiitemo shippo furu dake
Demo ne moshikashite honto-ni
Dekichau kamo shirenai yo!?
Ookina koe de “PIRIKA PIRIRARA”
Fuzakete sawaide odotchae
PAPA MAMA sensei gamigami ojisan
“Nenasa-i” nante ne kaminari okkochita
Osora ni hibike “PIRIKA PIRIRARA”
Jarete hashitte asonjae
JU-SU de kanpai okawari hyappai
Genki ga tenkomori nenjuumukyuu
Repeat *
Repeat **
Zutto zutto ne nenjuumukyuu

English Translation

Throbbing, throbbing, DON DON!!
If mysterious power appears, what shall I do? (What will you do?)
Surprising, surprising, BIN BIN!!
It’s somehow very nice, do you envy me! (We envy you!)

Surely everyday changes into Sunday.
There is an amusement park in the school.
Let’s throw all unwilling homework into a trash box.

Though I read textbook, such tale isn’t in it.
Though I ask kitten, it turns up the face.
But maybe really
I will be able to do it!?

* With my loud voice, “Pirika Pirirara”.
Let’s frolic, let’s make merry, and let’s sing.
Dad, Mom, teacher, and snappish oldman
say “Noisy” just like that volcano erupts violently.

** Sound it in the sky, “Pirika Pirirara”.
Let’s fly, let’s run, and let’s turn.
I got 3 marks in the test, but my smile got full marks.
I feel throb and excitment throughout the year.

Shining, shining, RIN RIN!!
If I can catch shooting star, what shall I do? (What will you do?)
All right, all right, BAN BAN!!
My wish comes true, do you envy me! (We envy you!)

Surely everyday changes into birthday.
Dentist will close always.
Let’s change painful injection into soft marshmallow.

“Such tale is impossible” You only laugh at me.
Though I ask puppy, it only wags the tail.
But maybe realy
I will be able to do it!?

With my loud voice, “Pirika Pirirara”.
Let’s romp, let’s make merry, and let’s dance.
Dad, Mom, teacher, and snappish oldman
say “Go to bed” just like that thunderbolt hits me.

Sound it in the sky, “Pirika Pirirara”.
Let’s frisk, let’s run, and let’s play.
Cheers, drink juice, another 100 glasses.
My energy overflows throughout the year.

Repeat *

Repeat **

Always, always, throughout years.

The Avengers Movie @ IMAX in 3D

I’ve only got one word. Yes. Just ONE BLOODY WORD to describe the experience of watching the Avengers Movie @ IMAX in 3D.

And that’s…

WOW.

The level of awesomeness is SO high that no words are enough to describe it. And I’m not kidding. I’m pretty sure those of you who have actually watched it would agree with me.

Before anything, here’s the synopsis of The Avengers:

Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s Avengers Assemble — the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges threatening global safety and security, Nick Fury; Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins…

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when Marvel’s Avengers Assemble hits cinemas on April 26 2012.

The movie was definitely not a disappointment at all. Everyone had their fair share of screen time:

  

Tony Stark aka Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.) with his snarkiness

Steve Rogers aka Captain America(Chris Evans) and his die-heart soldier’s attitude

Bruce Banner aka The Hulk along with his brute strength and intelligence

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his trusty hammer

Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) with Agent Natalia Romanova aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)  equipped with an archery set and pistols respectively, and of course their skills in assassination.

And how can we forget ‘the man himself’ who brought together the entire team –

 Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)

and our badass villian, Asgardian Loki (Tom HIddleston).

Each characters have their own personality/quirks, which initially made them a ‘ticking time bomb’ as quoted by Bruce Banner. Stark and Bruce became quick buddies because of their wit and intellect (nobody else understood what they were saying when they spoke about astro-physics). Steve Rogers and Stark hated each other’s guts in the beginning and oh yeah, because of how Thor took Loki away, Stark had a battle with Thor. (Stark headbutt Thor, a demigod, and nearly had his own armor dented when Thor returned one of his own)

Of course, they did eventually learn to work as a team…through some external intervention. Yes. The interventions usually includes being ass-whipped by the enemy, including Hawkeye who…well…had a spell cast on him by Loki and ended up being mind-controlled.

Initially simply portrayed as an action-filled show, I was very surprised to find a hell lot of comedic scenes in there as well. None of which came across as lame to me. The humor is subtle yet it tickled my funny bone enough to give me a tummyache laughing.

Here are some favourite scenes of mine from the movie: (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

1. Loki gets whacked by Hulk after declaring himself a god, with Hulk walking away saying ‘Puny God’ (chibi comic: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/150144_309750869101909_259499150793748_757050_1386423082_n.jpg)

2. Thor and Ironman (Stark) have a headbutting session during their fight scenes, with Ironman getting a dent in his suit.

3. After Nick Fury uses the ‘flying monkey’ reference with regards to Loki’s mind control ability, everyone turns to Captain America (Steve Rogers), as if wondering if he caught the reference, which he did.

4. How Black Widow acted (either that or made a supremely quick recovery) during her interrogation of Loki, getting the necessary information for the team.

5. Thor getting slammed into by Tony just after he telling Loki to listen up, to which of course the Asgardian simply sat and smiled in reply, ‘I’m listening’ to thin air.

6. The fight scenes between the aliens and the Avengers. All of it.

7. Loki announcing to Tony that he has an Army while Tony simply replied ‘We have a Hulk’ in a nonchalant manner.

8. Hawkeye twisting and turning around mid-jump off a building and shoot. *fangirl mode activated*

9. Loki’s costume morph from a normal tuxedo suit into his god costume.

10. Thor receiving a random punch from Hulk and he flies off-screen.

11. ALL THE AVENGERS WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM DESPITE THEIR INITIAL DIFFERENCES TO AVENGE EARTH!!!!!

And there’re some subtle references to other movies as well…(Twilight and Starwars) go fig XD

So yeah, that’s about it.

Really, go watch it. You will NOT regret it I tell you.

ENJOY EVERYBODY!

P.S. Go onto Youtube and have fun watching the clips if you haven’t ^^