Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday loves

I'm so lovin' the Editor's wishlist on Matchbook Mag. I'm having a pretty flower power week and truly appreciating Chinese-French inspired decor, like this awesome gallery on Luscious.
Which reminds me, I need to flower-up my place this June!
We're celebrating a whole string of weddings which might probably lead to an overload of wedding loves. :D


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Today, it suddenly dawned upon me that by this time next year, I'd be waking up and instead of hearing my mom pottering about the kitchen, I'd be the one toasting bread and making coffee for the man who would be a permanent fixture in my life.

It's a strange thought. One which I've for the longest time refused to think about. I said YES in February, and then folded the BIG M and tucked it neatly into a box. It was perhaps fear of the unknown or apprehension about the whole idea. Or maybe it was just a fleeting feeling that there's so much yet to be done. So I hit pause.

But today, I took a peek at it. I took the idea of marriage out of that box, unfolded it and I looked at it long and hard.

Today, it didn't scare me. It looked right back at me and winked. And I hugged it.

The Big M is now pinned to my mirror. Everytime i look at it, I'm reminded of the sappy yet utterly beautiful poem by Ludwig van Beethoven - Immortal Beloved.

And so on a bright sunny day next year, I will gather myself and echo him saying ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music Monday: Lykke Li

Music Monday today will feature Lykke Li. I think I've featured 'I'm Good. I'm Gone' on one of my other blogs before. There's just something about her. Jason doesn't care much for her and laughs everytime I play her videos but ...pfftt.... whatever.

Her second studio album 'Wounded Rhymes' is out and it's got this sad, melancholic sorta feel about it. You should totally check out 'Sadness is a Blessing' directed by Tarik Saleh. It sorta captures the whole mood of the album.

My absolute favourite track is 'Love out of Lust'. Not a normally likeable title for me but, the song's pretty cool. :)

Check it!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


i wonder when it is
people stop trying....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Music Monday: Future of Forestry

Future of Forestry is an ecclectic Christian rock band from San Diego California.

They were previously known as Something Like Silas which consisted of a husband-wife team but unfortunately their marriage fell apart and after some time, Future of Forestry was born.

The name "Future of Forestry" is taken from a poem of the same name by British author C. S. Lewis.

I'm sooo glad Eric Owyoung didn't quit the scene alltogether. He's just so mighty talented and his songs are just so full of emotion.

They're on Twitter @forestry so do check them out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Life List #8: Switchfoot in KL!

ok i'm not really over the concert yet. hehe.
But here's my article that's up on Yes World: Switchfoot raises a storm in KL

UPDATE: I've reproduced the article here cause it's been taken off the site

 Switchfoot raises a storm in KL

San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot returned to Malaysia on May 1st as part of their 2011 Asian tour of their latest album, "Hello Hurricane". The guys were last in Malaysia in 2008 in what was described as 'one of the best live shows in Malaysia!'
Armed with the knowledge of Things not to do at a Switchfoot concert  we were geared to have the best night of our lives despite the storm brewing in the heart of KL.
Opening for Switchfoot was upcoming Malaysian band Bus Company which stood their own and got the crowd charged up for the main act.
Switchfoot – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – has sold over 4.4 million albums in its career. The band released three independent records before its breakthrough album, The Beautiful Letdown (2003), which was certified multi-Platinum.
Each of the band’s subsequent studio albums –Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006) and Hello Hurricane (2009) – debuted in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200 and elicited critical acclaim. The Best Yet, the group’s first-ever greatest hits collection, was released in November of 2008.
While The Beautiful Letdown became an anthem for a generation of fans to leave a life of complacency, Switchfoot’s seventh studio album Hello Hurricane, encourages fans to live for something beyond themselves. The album received a Grammy Award in 2011 for the Best Rock Gospel Album.  Switchfoot is now in the process of recording a new album, Vice Verses, which is expected to be released this summer.
Switchfoot raised a storm at Dewan Mutiara in Kuala Lumpur with their performance on Labour Day. Opening with The Sound, the band went on to playing Stars and Gone which saw the entire venue rocking to every beat. Your Love is a song and Awakening drew people to sing-a-long and the voices never ceased throughout the show.
"We asked you guys on Twitter what you wanted to hear and we got requests for some old school stuff," said lead singer Jon Foreman which resulted in the band playing favourites like Meant to Live, We Are One Tonight and Learning to Breathe.
In a truly heartfelt moment, Jon said he was overwhelmed  with the love from Malaysia and it felt a lot like home, before starting into This is Home which was featured on the soundtrack of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
The entire Switchfoot experience was almost a spiritual one especially when they performed Always and the energy from the crowd seemed to rise with every song. When the band left the stage, the crowd cued in the intro to Hello Hurricane and Switchfoot returned for the encore with thesong from their latest album. Only Hope, Dare You to Move and The Shadow Proves the Sunshine rounded up a truly fantastic, hope-fuelled evening.
Switchfoot left vowing to return and from their Tweets, we hope it'll be soon!
@JonForeman: “We love you Malaysia, thanks for an incredible night! You're beautiful- thanks for lifting up your voices with ours!”
@Switchfoot: “Wow. The mighty KL was a force to be reckoned with. One of my favorite crowds of the tour! We love you KL, -Tim”

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Switchfoot - KL

Awesome video Michelle managed to take at the KL leg of the Switchfoot Asian tour. This is one of my all-time favourites!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

midnight musings

succinct song titles make up a poem of sorts.

We dared to move and learned to breathe
and then there was Only Hope
no longer 24
not Incomplete
we looked at the Stars

Turning everything over, cause living is simple
I'm more than fine, you're not the mess of me
The shadow proves the sunshine
The Sound of the fatal wound
The Setting Sun, owh what a Beautiful Letdown

you're Home
we are one tonight,
so long and Goodnight Punk.

* can't ever go wrong with Switchfoot.