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心愿

心愿
孙燕姿

忘了风还吹着我的脸
再一步又离天空近一点
白云山巅
梦想的蓝天
抬头就看得见
幸福高不可攀的顶点
当爱情是种朝圣的意念
不管多累
我不能后退
怕跌个粉碎
我们有约
约好一起永远
Baby I am sorry
但我只能前进
穿越心里的风雪
不怕为难自己
跨过天堂边缘
不管风云多善变
爱是勇敢的心愿
想象站在颠峰的喜悦
默默孤独的攀着岩
天堂很高
永远也很远
可是那么美
幸福高不可攀的顶点
当爱情是种朝圣的意念
不管多累
我不能后退
怕跌个粉碎
我们有约
约好一起永远
Baby I am sorry
但我只能前进
穿越心里的风雪
不怕为难自己
跨过天堂边缘
不管风云多善变
好想后退
我不能后退
相爱会被成全
对不对
爱是勇敢的心愿
你在风的另一边
爱是那么特别
就象最高的山
我一去不回
Ho…
Oh…
我想
会有那一天
Oh…
没有什么好后悔
不怕为难自己
跨过天堂边缘
不管风云多善变
好想后退
我不能后退
相爱会被成全
对不对
爱是勇敢的心愿
你在风的另一边

sore throat

Long time no karaoke! So Karen and I went to K Box at Bedok Point yesterday evening, and opted for the K Dinner package at $23+++ (karaoke from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, and came with a meal and a drink).

We had three options from Manhattan Fish Market for dinner. I had chicken with garlic rice (and mango juice, right). The chicken came with a tangy sauce that was actually very spicy! The chicken was nice but a little tough. The portion was pretty substantial. Meanwhile Karen had seafood spaghetti (and honey lemon drink, left), which was nice and really peppery. Overall, reasonably good food, seeing that they were packed dinners.

(The third option was actually fish and chips, which I already tried the last time I was at K Box. I thought it was the best, actually. I guess deep fried stuff is always nice, haha.)

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Anyway we sang and sang and sang and sang and sang all our favourite karaoke songs for 4.5 hours straight, and my throat rather sore by the time we left. Fun times!

dj got us fallin’ in love

Since my new year resolution is to learn as many new things as possible, when an opportunity to learn how to DJ presented itself, I seized it. Had never DJed in my life! (Neither have I ever clubbed!) :P

The DJ lesson was held on Thursday evening after work. The teacher was D, a DJ with ten years’ experience and a day job. There was one other student, J, a guy slightly younger than me. The lesson was held in Anaki Records, a small studio in a shophouse in Temple Street. On the ground floor was a seedy little karaoke joint – when I reached the place, I did a double take and wondered if I was at the right place. Turns out that the studio was on the second floor – upstairs. And the proprietor of the studio was a curious-looking fellow.

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you learn something new every day

Decided to go for threading after work today. After I got a drink from Starbucks, I walked to my usual place, this small Indian beauty salon near Clementi MRT, when I passed this shop selling DVDs. They had a TV blasting a very familiar song. I stopped for a moment to listen, then decided to hurry on.

Suddenly, before I could stop myself, I turned back and returned to the shop. Approached one of the salesmen inside and asked him what song was playing. In response, he immediately gestured to a colleague, who then handed me a DVD box set. I asked the first salesmen if he knew the exact song that was playing, and he flipped the box over and pointed to one of the songs listed on the back.

I looked, and it was……

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sore throat

Went to sing karaoke with Daphne yesterday evening. We went to K Box at Bedok Point, and opted for the K Dinner package at $23+++ (karaoke from 6 pm to 10 pm, and comes with a meal and a drink).

When one of their staff came to take our orders for dinner, she gave us three options, and both us picked fish and chips. Our expectations for dinner were pretty low, given the crappy food they usually serve for K Lunch. So we were pretty nonchalant when they brought in two small paper boxes while we were singing halfway. But were we pleasantly surprised when we realized that they contained fish and chips from Manhattan Fish Market! Probably from the outlet just downstairs in the same building!

My dinner!

Each box of fish and chips even came with small containers of chilli and tartar sauces. The fish and chips weren’t hot, but everything remained crispy. Washed down my food with a Shirley Temple mocktail, which tasted citrusy but odd.

Anyway we sang and sang and sang and sang all our favourite karaoke songs for four hours straight, and my throat was really sore by the time we were finally supposed to leave. The final bill came to $30.60 per person. A little pricey, but the food was way better than expected, and I had tons of fun!!! :D

stream of consciousness

Maybe it’s a myth I’m seeking you say
Maybe it’s a wild dragon chase anyway
But still I’m gonna listen to my heart and try
Pack up all my load
So long goodbye

rap from 孙燕姿《绿光》

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do-re-mi redux

I’ve always found the lyric ‘La, a note to follow sew’ rather meaningless, so (pun unintended!):

Excerpt from Do-Re-Mi

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
Lah, a pragmatic particle
Tea, I drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do… oh oh oh

with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein

There, while it may not sound better, but at least now it actually makes some sense! :D

我坐在这里

I like Sandy Lam’s 《我坐在这里》 (an adaptation of Lene Marlin’s ‘Sitting Down Here’), especially the lyrics:

我坐在这里看着时间溜过
我怕我会爱上了这个角落
是它看着我的日子到底怎么过
人来人往的出没有甚么样的轮廓
老房子若有话说它说甚么
有谁和谁的身影影响我过甚么
有谁含情脉脉让我惊心动魄
窗口长了眼睛说不定拍下来拿去广播

我坐在这里看着时间溜过
我的心会不会在这里停泊
站在这里会不会立地成佛
躺在这里会否夜长梦多

我坐在这里会否开花结果
其实我讨厌水龙头的回音
滴滴答答的挑拔告诉我有多寂寞
有谁和谁走过灯火一下下闪灿
只有老房子记得这些人的承诺
听过谁和谁的呼吸像潮起潮落
有某某的声音一句句的隐没
窗薿长了耳朵说不定录下来拿去广播
在我和某某之前这里是谁的窝
有谁比谁快活谁为谁而难过
留下多少指纹说不定做过一样的动作


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