Wednesday, March 24, 2010

始作俑者 The Starter - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Song: The Starter (始作俑者 Shi Zuo Yong Zhe)
Album: Castle (城堡)

詞 (Lyrics) : 蔡依林 (Jolin Tsai)
曲 (Melody) :薛忠銘 (Xue Zhong Ming)


沒有表情一個人坐著
Mei You Biao Qing Yi Ge Ren Zuo Zhe
(Sitting alone without any expressions)

等著一個安慰的理由
Deng Zhe Yi Ge An Wei De Li You
(Waiting for a consoling reason)

但你沒有
Dan Ni Mei You
(But you never gave any)

她不是始作俑者
Ta Bu Shi Shi Zuo Yong Zhe
(She isn’t the one who created all this trouble)

缺席的你罪惡的問候
Que Xi De Ni Zui E De Wen Hou
(You greeted me evilly during your absence)

用沉默代替解脫
Yong Chen Mo Dai Ti Jie Tuo
(Using silence to replace relief)

迷失在你的話語
Mi Shi Zai Ni De Hua Yu
(Lost in your speech)

用微笑告別以後
Yong Wei Xiao Gao Bie Yi Hou
(Using a smile to bade farewell to the future)

這一刻後彼此要擦身而過
Zhe Yi Ke Hou Bi Ci Yao Ca Shen Er Guo
(From this moment onwards we have to walk pass each other)

放下一切讓你走
Fang Xia Yi Qie Rang Ni Zou
(Putting down everything and letting you go)

就這樣不再聯絡
Jiu Zhe Yang Bu Zai Lian Luo
(Just like this we never contact each other again)

想起你電話來時的表情
Xiang Qi Ni Dian Hua Lai Shi De Biao Qing
(Thinking of the expression I had when you called me)

想起從前愛你的聲音
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Sheng Yin
(Thinking of how I used to love your voice)

想起總是微微笑的你
Xiang Qi Zong Shi Wei Wei Xiao De Ni
(Thinking of you who always smiled)

想起從前愛你的調皮
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tiao Pi
(Thinking of how I used to love your mischievous behaviour)

想起如果沒有遇見你
Xiang Qi Ru Guo Mei You Yu Jian Ni
(Thinking if I have never met you)

想起從前愛你的甜言蜜語
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tian Yan Mi Yu
(Thinking of how I used to love your honeyed words)

面對著自己 背對離去的你
Mian Dui Zhe Zi Ji Bei Dui Li Qu De Ni
(Facing myself, back facing you who are leaving)

我已失去
Wo Yi Shi Qu
(I’ve already lost it)

她不是始作俑者
Ta Bu Shi Shi Zuo Yong Zhe
(She isn’t the one who created all this trouble)

缺席的你罪惡的問候
Que Xi De Ni Zui E De Wen Hou
(You greeted me evilly during your absence)

用沉默代替解脫
Yong Chen Mo Dai Ti Jie Tuo
(Using silence to replace relief)

迷失在你的話語
Mi Shi Zai Ni De Hua Yu
(Lost in your speech)

用微笑告別以後
Yong Wei Xiao Gao Bie Yi Hou
(Using a smile to bade farewell to the future)

這一刻後彼此要擦身而過
Zhe Yi Ke Hou Bi Ci Yao Ca Shen Er Guo
(From this moment onwards we have to walk pass each other)

放下一切讓你走
Fang Xia Yi Qie Rang Ni Zou
(Putting down everything and letting you go)

就這樣不再聯絡
Jiu Zhe Yang Bu Zai Lian Luo
(Just like this we never contact each other again)

想起你電話來時的表情
Xiang Qi Ni Dian Hua Lai Shi De Biao Qing
(Thinking of the expression I had when you called me)

想起從前愛你的聲音
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Sheng Yin
(Thinking of how I used to love your voice)

想起總是微微笑的你
Xiang Qi Zong Shi Wei Wei Xiao De Ni
(Thinking of you who always smiled)

想起從前愛你的調皮
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tiao Pi
(Thinking of how I used to love your mischievous behaviour)

想起如果沒有遇見你
Xiang Qi Ru Guo Mei You Yu Jian Ni
(Thinking if I have never met you)

想起從前愛你的甜言蜜語
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tian Yan Mi Yu
(Thinking of how I used to love your honeyed words)

面對著自己 背對離去的你
Mian Dui Zhe Zi Ji Bei Dui Li Qu De Ni
(Facing myself, back facing you who are leaving)

我已失去
Wo Yi Shi Qu
(I’ve already lost it)

多年後時間不再緊湊
Duo Nian Hou Shi Jian Bu Zai Jin Cou
(Many years later when time is no longer compact)

你我的以後也不再拼湊
Ni Wo De Yi Hou Ye Bu Zai Pin Cou
(Our future is no longer put together)

愛情始作俑者不是誰
Ai Qing Shi Zuo Yong Zhe Bu Shi Shui
(Love’s troublemaker is not anyone)

沒有誰錯又或誰對
Mei You Shui Cuo You Huo Shui Dui
(No one is wrong or right)

不再害怕面對
Bu Zai Hai Pa Mian Dui
(No longer afraid to face it)

想起你電話來時的表情
Xiang Qi Ni Dian Hua Lai Shi De Biao Qing
(Thinking of the expression I had when you called me)

想起從前愛你的聲音
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Sheng Yin
(Thinking of how I used to love your voice)

想起總是微微笑的你
Xiang Qi Zong Shi Wei Wei Xiao De Ni
(Thinking of you who always smiled)

想起從前愛你的調皮
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tiao Pi
(Thinking of how I used to love your mischievous behaviour)

想起如果沒有遇見你
Xiang Qi Ru Guo Mei You Yu Jian Ni
(Thinking if I have never met you)

想起從前愛你的甜言蜜語
Xiang Qi Cong Qian Ai Ni De Tian Yan Mi Yu
(Thinking of how I used to love your honeyed words)

面對著自己 背對離去的你
Mian Dui Zhe Zi Ji Bei Dui Li Qu De Ni
(Facing myself, back facing you who are leaving)

我已失去
Wo Yi Shi Qu
(I’ve already lost it)

面對著自己 背對離去的你
Mian Dui Zhe Zi Ji Bei Dui Li Qu De Ni
(Facing myself, back facing you who are leaving)

選擇放棄
Xuan Ze Fang Qi
(Choosing to give up)


始作俑者的意識 (What Shi Zuo Yong Zhe means) :
http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=%E5%A7%8B%E4%BD%9C%E4%BF%91%E8%80%85


(I personally quite like this song, as you can see it's one of Jolin's creation as well. Sometimes I even find myself humming the melody of this song. I suddenly decided to translate the lyrics of this song because I happened to chance upon “始作俑者” on TV and finally understood what it meant after humming this song for so many years. ^^)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back to my life...

You sure you want to hear about it? There's nothing great about it anyway, it's just about a mad person going mad in her own mad world. And I'm probably going mad right now the very moment I'm typing this, perhaps I should on some music...

*Clicks on Windows Media Player*


And so, I didn't post about my last day at school or the completion of the last assignment or what so ever, except for continuous posts about "Alice In Wonderland" over and over again. Other than the fact that I really love that show a lot (and doing free advertising for it), I really adore the "Wonderland" as well as the "Mad" characters in the "Wonderland".

可能,在我心里,我什么都不要,
我只要找回属于我的那片天空。。。

And talking about M-A-D (Mysterious And Dangerous), lols... Joking...

Talking about MAD people, maybe I want to be mad too, till the extent that I lost all my senses. I don't really have to bother about how others look at me, as long as I'm enjoying myself (of course not doing anything that's morally wrong).

So...


The MARCH HARE will be goal... Am I making any sense? :)


Anyway, back to my last assignment and last day and whatever, the last of it (hopefully... for now), we were pretty much exhausted after the endless days of rushing of assignments. And on the last day of school, we were pretty much relieved, except for some of us doing very last minute rushing of assignments which was due at 5pm (or any other timing after 12pm which was the deadline timing for our major assignments - Board & Flash Game)...

And so yah, I probably went bonkers because a 3 week assignment was roughly only 10% done at around 12pm and it was due at around 1pm. We were like so DEAD. And as you could have guessed, we did really badly, especially for our "sleeping" member who was literally sleeping when I asked him to do work.

Should I be glad that Peiwen Jie came around that timing to entertain us? XD

And after that, woots~ Relieve, pretty much.

Wait wait, before that we have to print out the badly done assignment first and guess what my dear lappy did to me? It hanged the very moment I clicked on Microsoft Words, great, wonderful. And the moment I tried to reformat my thumbdrive (because I was afraid that there will be virus inside) to store the document I was supposed to print... You know... Laptop... Hanged... C... M... I...

And so I borrowed my friend's thumbdrive and used it to put the word document inside and borrowed Peiwen Jie's laptop to print our assignment. And did I mention that my friend's thumbdrive had virus too? >.< (All of it gotten from the printing shop...)

And so Peiwen Jie gave me this "You're so dead" face if her laptop had virus (touch wood) because her 2 years assignments were inside her laptop...


Okay now now, back to the happy part. And after that... WOOTS! PARTY!

No, no... Not yet, we still have ANOTHER ONE MORE ASSIGNMENT due at 5pm (I wondered why I keep typing 5am instead of 5pm? :X) but we were too exhausted to do it. And so we collapsed on our desks.

Memorable scene of 4 people sitting on the same desk with their heads on the desk - "Unconscious".

And that 5pm assignment, storyboard, was late... by a few minutes... Fortunately, my lecturer said that she will take the previous grade from the previously same unmodified version we presented (which I did fairly well) as the final grade. *Phew*


So now, what do I want to complain about? Sleepless Nights? Grades? I don't know. Wait woots I remembered.

Okay so next, was critique.
Which... I did fairly well as well for the Board & Flash Game that I presented? ^^
As well as the presentation of the Flash Game and Website on the last day of school~ Woots~ ^^

But I wonder why I'm still worried about my grades? Not confident, perhaps? Although lots of people told me to not to worry and that I'll be fine. Guess so... I'll be fine, wouldn't I? :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I think I'm mad...


I think I'm mad... "All of the best people are," quoted from Alice In Wonderland.


I watched "Alice In Wonderland" 2010 movie for 3 times!
Once at Singapore, Causeway Point,
2nd time was at Malaysia, Genting,
3rd time was at Singapore, Lot 1...

Let's just hope there isn't a forth time. O.O


March Hare: "Alice?!"


But the 3rd time was pretty awesome! Caused I watched it in 3D.

And I started noticing things that were not obvious when they were in 2D, plus taking note of the March Hare's reactions as I find that he's a very interesting character (with very few words). Most of his characteristics comes from the way he reacts to thing.

Over-exaggeration... I like. :)


And this time, I presumed I'm in the state of surrealism because I was very tired as I didn't slept for the whole night, the most probably napped for half an hour to 1 hour. Plus I truly enjoyed myself while watching the show (except for that irritating 3D specs because I was already wearing my original spectacles) due to Angeline's company.

Should start watching movies with her again. Even a serious movie like Death Note became a joke to us when we were watching it together! XD


Oh and and the 3D effects makes the Cheshire Cat's disappearing act amazingly fascinating~ ^^



So here is my proof that I watched it thrice. Memorable items... Lols...

Just makes me love surrealism even more and more! XD


Speaking of Genting, I went there last Friday to this Tuesday and went crazy shopping? Bought lots of stuffs; 3 shirts, 1 belt, 1 sling bag, 2 wristbands & 2 rings! O.O Since when did I like spending money? I've no idea...

I've probably changed in ways that I didn't notice. Is it becoming more of me or less of me? I don't know. But let's just hope that the change is for the better (and it seems to be that case currently~). :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Harpoon Story



Someone was buying a harpoon on RuneScape for 10k which probably costed only a few gp at the stores, so I sold it to him and earn a probably 10,000% profit. O.O

And then came along another guy who was at the bank and he traded me saying that something was "free", so I traded him and he gave me a harpoon for free.

So that means... I got 10k just by trading??? O.O

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice In Wonderland - Surrealism


Alice In Wonderland Movie Poster

One of the main reasons why I went to watch "Alice In Wonderland" was because it reminds me of my HTI Seminar about Surrealism which I did cover about this novel.


And I finally understood what the novel/movie is trying to say after so many years. O.O

However, this new movie was not what I exactly expected. As in the contents. Because it was more like a sequel after Alice grows up.


Cheshire Cat

Other than that, the other reason why I went to watch this movie was because of the Cheshire Cat. Aww... So cute! XD


Yes, Cats CAN Smile! :)


It can float too! But the main point throughout the whole movie is that Animals Can Talk.
(This was mentioned in the movie too. XD)

Which brings about the idea of "Freedom of Speech" because animals can express themselves and made their feelings known to others (including humans).

This is part of what Surrealism is. Surrealism itself is a vast topic. Basically it's about our unconscious state; our dreams.

Our dreams is another form of beauty. If you look carefully into your dreams, it can be conveying more than you could ever imagine. :) Who said dreams are simple?

The most amazing things of all is that we can accept anything that happens in our dreams (accepting as in we do not question why that happens), however if the same things happened to us in real life, we'll probably be questioning ourselves, are we dreaming? How ironic. Lols.

The same applies to the movie, accept what is going on in the movie, don't question it. Then you'll fully enjoy the movie.


The moment I sat on the movie theatre chair to watch "Alice In Wonderland", I was captivated by the screen immediately and had some kind of philosophical feeling, as though I was able to understand everything that was happening in the movie.



Other than the cat, the dog was pretty cute too. :)


This dog can talk to, I can't remember his name though because he did not appear in the original novel.

Anyways, talking about the movie, it seemed to be distorting Surrealism a little but it's drawing dreams to real life even closer.

The part where it distorts Surrealism is whereby the "dream" which Alice thought it was all along was no longer a dream. It was all real. How weird it was when she tried to convince herself that this was a dream and attempting to pinch her arms.

Does pain really jerk us awake from our sleep?

However the main trait of Surrealism still stays, the weirdness of all the things happening. But now I find that things are starting to happen for a reason, which shouldn't be the case as by right the characters were supposed to be all mad, like the Hatter etc. Although the March Hare was pretty much still MAD.

Talking about the March Hare & Hatter, I still enjoyed the Tea Party scene the most. :)

Going back to Surrealism, I would like to make another point, where most of our dreams would not deter much from the things that we encounter in our daily lives, because if we had not even seen those images in our real lives before, it might be pretty hard for our brains to turn them into dreams.

As for dreams drawing closer to real life, the answer is pretty obvious isn't it? The "dream" became reality. For once, Alice sort of has a say to what's going on to her, although many a times her actions were still influenced by the environment as well as the prophecy made at the very start.

Similar to real life isn't it?


Surrealism is really a very interesting topic to study about. :)

Especially with the use of "Alice In Wonderland" as a reference makes it easier to understand.


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Talking about Surrealism and Dreams, I dreamt about Faye from F.I.R. last night. Perhaps due to a small regret that I had (or maybe not-so-small regret).

I was at some kind of school hall I think (most probably my secondary school) and F.I.R. was having a performance or having some sort of matters to do at there. Ian & Ah Qin was nowhere in sight in my dreams (or probably I filtered them out from my dream... O.O).

Anyways, I was attempting to tag Faye around. However as she had things to do, she told me to be good and stop following her (in an irritated way I think? >.<) and she'll take a photo with me afterwards if I stopped follow her around. I think she asked my friend (Yp) to persuade me to stop following her.

I've no idea why I was so persistent on following her.
Perhaps that's regret 1.

And afterwards, I came to the scene whereby Faye was letting others to take photos with her alone. I was in the queue waiting for my turn. Yp was the one taking the photos and I was sort of worried that her camera quality would not be good but all that did not matter when it was my turn to take a photo together with Faye.

I was more daring in my dream. I think I put my arm around Faye. And I could feel her body just beside me (this dream feels pretty real... O.O). I even remembered that Faye was on my right, my left hand was finding ways to pose and ended up it became a tick. The view behind us were magnificent which was chosen by Faye and we seemed to be not on the ground floor.

This dream felt like a 1st person perspective more than ever.

And just when Yp was helping us to take photos, I saw my Secondary 3/4 Maths teacher walking passed. Since I clearly did not question his existence in my dream, I self assumed that that school hall was my secondary school.

I wanted to take a photo with Faye alone.
Perhaps that's regret 2.

Because I previously saw fan club members done that.

And after that, Faye sort of disappeared to the ground floor (the magnificent view was still behind) and people were still asking for a chance to take photos with her. All of a sudden, Faye had to go onto a show and we all cleared away.

I clearly remembered myself walking away. So that means I'm no longer tagging Faye around because regret 1 was no longer there.

The dream ends here.

The End.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

F.I.R. in Singapore! :)


Faye.Ian.Real

After so many years, I finally managed to go to their autograph session, without clashing with any outings or blur to the extent that I didn't even know they had an autograph session, although it did sort of like erm clash with my final submission... >.>

And so I was there, at City Square Mall (damn purple line) on 26th February 2010. And I felt so calm as though I was undergoing meditation?! O.O No idea why I wasn't high at all. In fact, I didn't even take a lot of photos, but I took 2 ultra big and clear videos (and I'm proud of it XD).

They mentioned that they came to Singapore every year for autograph sessions (and I didn't know about that all along except for their previous album? great... =.=).

Oh wells, since I was not high, let's fast forward to the part where we can go onto the stage to get their signatures.

Amazingly I was at the front (cause I joined the fan club at the last minute and I got to cut queue). 2nd row for the win!!! XD

I go up to the stage, mute button activated as usual, and I can't seemed to speak a word, except for my "Jia You" which floated off to some lala land cause it was too soft.


但是,当我走过老师,站在飞的面前时。。。



突然之间站在她面前的我,能感觉得到她的喜悦,
也被她的快乐所感染到。

跟她握手时,她笑了,我也跟着一起笑。
不是因为她是我喜欢的艺人我才笑,是真的被她的笑容所传染到。

在她面前的那几秒,能感觉得到她真的是一个很好的人,
又特别开心、开朗和乐观。

再加上,她的手给人一种真实感,因为握得很稳。


And so I continued to look at them till they left the stage.
And I've still no idea why I'd rather look at them than taking photos of them, since my camera can zoom pretty far...

(Forgot to mention that I love the effect of the 2nd photo, gives people a nostalgic feeling.)


On my way home, I was wondering, why I wasn't high. And the only answer I got after I reached home was... I was really slow! Cause I was high at home, after everything had ended...

And then, I spent the rest of the night (and day) trying to rush out my final submission so that I might be able to make it for F.I.R.'s autograph session at Lot 1.


The whole of the next afternoon was spent at a Peace Centre printing shop, Jia E (really good services ^^) and $50 flew away due to the 102 pages I printed not including cover and back cover and binding.

Yes, whole afternoon. In the end I didn't managed to go to the autograph session at Lot 1. But I was really glad that I managed to finish my work (which probably none of the fans at Lot 1 knew how glad I was, I can cry over that you know... T.T).

And everyone who went for the autograph session at Lot 1 got free signed posters. Yah go ahead and show off about it. I got a $50 102 pages thick HTI journal which I spent the whole night (and day) to do till I felt like fainting during the day that's why I couldn't rush to the autograph session at Lot 1.


Anyways, I tagged along with the fan club people at night to go to mediacorp cause F.I.R. was going to appear on the Sheng Shiong show.



本来我是很想睡觉的,因为实在太累了。

但是慢慢地变得越来越兴奋。

过后,当F.I.R.出场的时候,
心里有一种莫名的感动,
然后。。。就哭了。

哭出来的泪水就好像是
终于能见到F.I.R.的那份感动(因为实在错过太多年了),
还有辛苦了一年的课程终于熬过来了。。。


Anyways, I appeared on the screen in the above clip~ ^^ XD


And the next day, Faye & Ah Qin were leaving so I joined the fan club again to send them off at the airport.


And managed to take a group photo with them, well that was worth it~ ^^

Muted button was on again and I only waved goodbye to them throughout the whole sending off thingy.

But they'll be back around April/May to promote their concert and I'll be there. :)


And the rest of the day was spent trying to figure out how to get from the end of Singapore to one of the location of the circle line. And I took all the 4 lines just to get from Changi Airport to Lorong Chuan. Like XD.


Around evening, I was emo cause F.I.R. left I think.
But I felt better after crying out a bit. Really only a bit. Crying really makes people feel better but it's hard for me, the most I can is squeeze out a few drops unless I'm really touched or sad, etc.