Year 4 Class Trip: Redang Island!

The classmates and I had a big trip to Redang some time back in April. Yes stop judging me, the lousy blogger. I’m a very very very busy (and lazy) person. Very busy.

Dinner was at my turf, the infamous steamboat buffet Yuen in Sunway. You know, the one with the roasted chicken drumsticks/wings which disappear within seconds?


Damn nice chicken.


Here are the two lovebirds Ivan and Poh Yee who pretty much wandered off on their own throughout the entire trip.


Sett and Ah Thong approve of the restaurant.


Zhu Zen and the mussels.


LOL Cze-Yin and her vegetables foreva! And Ee Chean.


Why these people all so pale one.
l-r: Jimmy, Sock Nee, Pei Szi and Brenda.


Nyum nyum nyum!


We sent Jimmy to standby at the chicken table so that we could grab as many pieces as possible. Survival of the fittest! (The Aunty there more fit than Jimmy. So fast got her chicken already.)


Here’s something for the rest of you who have never been!


Jimmy being stupid and showing you the awesome mint chocolate chip ice-cream.


For the first time Cze-Yin is more gross than me.

We had to wake up at an insanely hour of 4am in the morning for the 5am bus ride to LCCT from Poh Yee’s place.


Andy still sleeping.


Who more sexy? Brenda or Andy?


I think the title goes to me.

L-r: Maxis, Thong, Myself, Zhu Zen.


l-r: Myself, Ivan, Poh Yee and a sleepy Sett.


Wah so fast in the plane already rite. l-r: Brenda, Cze-Yin and myself.


My neighbours l-r: Sett, Andy and Zhu Zen.

Borrowed Sett’s glasses and used my pario to take some pictures:


A Datin getting caught by the paparazzi.


Slutty secrety spy.


Oh what a surprise to see you!


Being a diva1


Do the Dawn Yang!


Ah Lian Aunty on China tour.


The savvy hau por look. You  know, a hau por who knows how to work it wtf.


Tai kor face.


Lanci Tai Kor face.


And lastly, the retard. Thanks Brenda for snapping these pics!


Jimmy looks like he stepped out from some fantasy story book. Something up Johnny Depp’s alley.


Arghhh get him away from me!


Class photo plus weird stranger on handphone.


Don’t know why Ivan looks so shy here! Poh Yee must be the aggressive one.


While waiting for our ferry.


Hi Cze-Yin!


Cze-Yin and myself looking nice!


Jimmy and Brenda.


We were waiting for the tram that would bring us to the lobby. So pampered!


L-r: Zhu Zen, Ee Chean, Jimmy.


Not Poh Yee’s best photo, lol.


All geared up for our three days in the sun!


The video man who never shows us his videos.


The weather on the first day was pretty disappointing. It actually started raining when we went for our first snorkeling trip. Oh yeah, we went to Laguna Redang. That is my third time there… and apparently it still is a favourite among most people who visit Redang.


The welcome drinks have never changed since I last went backin 2004 and 2006. Tasty sour plum juice! But Laguna is crazy, they charge RM5 for that drink when we ordered it again the following day.


We finally could lie down for a bit in the hotel room. Well, maybe just me. Was waiting for the rest to get ready so that we could frolic on the beach.


Zhu Zen in our beach uniform.


Sett, before we headed to the beach.


If you’ve got a slutty dress, the only place to wear it is on the beach. Made the mistake of wearing one for a Liss’ parents’ wedding anniversary. Was ridiculed by the gang endlessly. “Your boobs were staring at me, so it’s only polite to stare back.” – Adrian. Thanks, man.


Andy grabs his sexy ass.


Posing with the owner of the sexy ass.


The first to shed his clothes.


Ee Chean and the super white sand.


My first photo on the beach! Looks damn cloudy right? Sucky day.


In the water already. I’m really really glad I bought the DiCapac underwater casing for my camera. Such a better alternative compared to the fortune I spent on those bloody disposable underwater cameras 3 years ago.


One of the many mad photos I have of Jimmy from the trip. 🙂 Stupid Jimmy!


Hahahha check out those lines on his face. It’s a skill man.


yaya.. 5 months who want to be god mum fuck u.


Got the boys to go underwater while I tried my camera.


A bit murky, but the quality gets better later on. Maybe that time the fishes just took a group dump.


Check out the grumpy one in the center!


Jimmy, Sett and myself taking a dip before the first snorkeling trip.


Brenda.. with a cute boat bobbing behind her.


Sigh double chin.. but yeah! Nice underwater camwhore shot of myself. 🙂


And that’s how clear the water was. 🙂 When I was there in 2004, my aunt dragged me up hiking in the hills. From one of the peaks, we could look down at the sea and it was so damn clear that you could even see the corals from way up there.


Nien has an underwater camera too! Her one is fully waterproof.. better than an underwater camera bag.


Brenda’s triumphant emergence from the waters of Redang.


Showing off my l33t self-taught gymnastic skills.


Triggered off a trend in the water too!


LOL. Side of my left boob can touch my right bum cheek. T_T A skill or do I have to go on a diet really bad? Don’t answer that.


I only just realized how small Jimmy’s feet are. Tsk tsk. Jimmy you know what they say about men and the size of their feet? 😀


Maxis being Maxis, lying on the beach enjoying the waves.


Joined by Andy and Jimmy, who claimed he was trying to be a beach angel. Why my friend so lame one. -_-


You’ll need to throw a hot chick in to sell something.


Gave Andy an impromptu spa session.


And used him as a joss stick holder.


HAHA birthday cake or what?


My masterpiece.


Maxis took a dump.


When you throw a bunch of dental students on the beach, you can see their artistic side coming out. Dentistry is after all the beautiful blend of science and art.


So straight wei their castle!


That’s the top view of my dick. Some one did a poor attempt of a pussy next to it. (Can you spot it?) Me thinks he has never seen one before. Heehee. Looks more like a slot on a coin box.


But little did I know, their grand castle was actually a really elaborate toilet. You’ll see photos of their extremely realistic toilet bowl complete with shit later. After playing on the beach, we went for our first snorkelling trip!


Xin Yi and Pei Zhi!


As you can see we were already slightly wet from the rain.


L-r: Cze-Yin, Sock Nee, maxis and Ee Chean. Ee Chean looks so cute here!


It was getting a little cold too.. what with the sea breeze blowing in with the rain.


We went ahead with our snorkeling trip anyway. We could not possibly let bad weather spoil our one and only beach holiday!!


The other half.


All geared up!


Check out the choppy waters.


Zhu Zen and myself. Not many underwater photos now because there wasn’t much to see in that part of Redang.

Gulping salt water with Brenda and Nien.


Nice almond eyes courtesy of snorkle goggles.


Angela clearly had some salt water in her eyes. But she can open her eyes underwater! Crazy woman.


Maxis being Maxis, trying to attempt the craziest underwater antics.


Ah Thong the underwater explorer!


Another fish species.


Not sure who this was. Could’ve been me. Got so slim or not my arms.. *fishing for compliments*


Sett goes deeper while Maxis checks for damages on his nipple.


I don’t know these boys can go so deep! Couldn’t go down no matter how I tried. I kept floating it up!


I can’t remember what he was pointing at. Haha.


One of my attempts at diving down. fail.


This was not really that spectacular.


We were treated to a paltry view of what could have been a very beautiful “christmas tree” – at least I think that’s the name of that particular coral.


Because of the strong waves and our rebellious sense of adventure, I got drifted over the tip of some rocks and received this gash to my knees. Blood was spilling down my shin. I showed it off!


nah, the finished product of their toilet castle.


Damn real right?? Hahaha.


After that first trip, we decided to check out the water nearer to our hotel. They did not disappoint!


With those colours, Chee Wen could very well blend in with them fishies.


Another attempt at going deep.


We didn’t have any food with us at that time so we followed some other guests who brought bread along.


Imagine all these fishes swirling around you.


Some of the fishes were startled to see me.


Eh, even Xin Yi was dressed for the occasion!


I think the spotted fishes are really beautiful.


Poor fish was kinda oblivious to that generous chunk of bread.


LOL. That fish has black lips! And it’s kinda pouty too. heehee.


My camera was kidnapped by one of my classmates and came back with pretty awesome photos. I like this shot. Rocks and clear water.


That’s where the fishes were thriving.


Even from way up you can see right down to the bottom. So damn clear!


How peaceful, right?


They explored a little further. Such an isolated part of the beach! But I would not have dared to play in any enclosed area. My skin crawls when i think of wading in waters and sliding up against mossy rocks. Ughhh.


A picture which shows the exact blueness of the water. No photoshopping done for this photo, though most of the other pics have been enhanced.


It was Cze-Yin, Zhu Zen (and Nien and Ee Chean who are not pictured here) who went away with my camera.


I spent the entire evening going snorkelling nearby!


I didn’t take much photos during the first night but Nien dragged me to get an airbrush tattoo done and so we had to have a picture of this.


We managed to convince practically everyone to get themselves temporarily inked. Obscenely expensive though for something that can only last up to one week.


Tramp stamp!


Another bikini for another day!


We smartened up on the second day of snorkelling. Stole quite a lot of bread from the buffet.. and I was caught. Damn it. Had to fork out Rm5 and was spoken to like a child. But for the sake of feeding the fishes, I shall swallow my pride.


Another rare shot of the lovebirds.


Andy making one of his faces again.


Maxis and 1/2 me.


l-r: Andy, Maxis and myself.


Ee Chean and Zhu Zen.


We did feel like illegal immigrants travelling on a wooden boat.


The gorgeous view of the open sea!


Since when was one image enough?


That’s a real Leatherback turtle!! And the water is mieral water blue!


Rich bastards heading towards Berjaya Hotel.


We were at Marine Park, one of the spots that you’ll definitely be taken to if you sign up for any snorkelling trip at Redang.


Ee Chean and Andy standing in the crystal clear water.


This was nothing.


Ohai!


Within moments, schools of fishes were swarming around me.


Poh Yee and Ivan. Poh Yee can’t really swim so she clung on to Ivan the whole time.


Looks like tiny bones at the bottom. Most of it were dead corals. 🙁


There were still some corals to make the area look more like reef-like.


I think Nien’s tattoo was the prettiest!


This was a rip off which we still willing paid for despite knowing that it was a rip off. The guides would push you down and some other guide with an underwater DSLR will take a snap shot of you.


Maxis didn’t need no help.


I actually didn’t really like the way the guides handled us. They were persistent and rough.


Zhu Zen. I was like trying to snap pics of them as well because why pay RM5 for ONE photo when I can do the same for free?


Then it was my turn to be pushed down. Poor attempt.


Wish it could’ve been better.


Maxis pulling another one of his stunts.


Sett’s turn. Oh yeah, he had a tattoo too!


little bit of christmas coral at the bottom!


Sinking Sett!


LOL Sett will grant you 3 wishes.


Did some macro shots of the corals that I was swimming over.


So cute lah this fish! It actually has teeth!


One of the many table-like corals.


Zhu Zen was pushed down again for another shot.


Maxis wanted to explore that underwater cave.


But decided to pose. AGAIN.


If I’m not mistaken, this was Jimmy, who also wanted a shot.


This fish was easily 1 metre long. It’s damn huge. You could actually straddle it.


And ugly looking too!


And we saw a swordfish! Some of the others actually saw a baby shark but unfortunately i missed out on seeing some, again. 🙁


This is one psychadelic fish.


Poh Yee and her darling Ivan looking sexy on the beach.


Haih, I’m so nice to Poh Yee, help her to take such nice shots. She didn’t realize that was a blob of water on the lens when she helped me to take this pic. 🙁


Okay  lah can lah.


See, her photo is so much nicer. Sigh.


STILL FAIL!


On the way back, almost all of us sat out on the deck. It’s called a deck, right?


Camwhoring with the clear blue sea.


Angela and me. I think the salt water made my eyelids swell even more.


of course, the obligratory bikini shot with the tramp stamp!


Jimmy enjoying life.


Because I wanted to capture a very candid moment of my classmates having fun, it’s okay for me to look like an idiot.


Jimmy almost lost his life when he captured this shot. He was balancing on the edge of the boat. I think some of us were holding on to his legs.


Xin Yi and Chee Wen’s couple shot.


After lunch, it was time to head out to the beach, again. Most of us came back with scorched skin, but after the exam season, we’ve gone back to our original colour.
L-r: Nien, Zhu Zen, Brenda, Cze-Yin and myself.


Look at the colour tones!


Trying to dig Jimmy’s nose with a straw.


LOL all of us got our temp tattoos somewhere typically sexy, he decided to go with the spot where most bouncers chop on before you head into a club. -_-


Andy and his sour plum drink. Rm5 a glass!


Before we mustered up the courage to face the sun.


We basically took up almost all the decks on the beach.


Thankfully the weather was much better on our second day.


Excuse the photoshoot session.


Brenda’s turn.


The drink really adds effect to the picture! How often does one get to hold a drink and pose in the middle of the sea? Hardly.


One more. heh.



Pei Zhi and Xinyi bought fedora hats for the trip and they came in handy!


Andy and Jimmy chillin’.


I think I was attempting to do a jumping shot.


Upon landing.


Getting the rest in on it.


Needless to say, we had pretty unsuccessful jumping shots. This was the only nice picture of us.


We found an abandoned beach volleyball.


Brenda and I went to explore the other end of the beach.


There was actually a school of ikan billis swirling around my feet.


These are called barnacles right?


We made friends with some middle eastern guys who were watching their friend attempt a perfect dive.


Was quite worried that he might knock his head on the rocks or something.


While renting a kayak, we saw the resident squirrel dropping by for its afternoon snack. His name is Remy..or something.


Very tame fella!


The most regrettable activity, EVER. Never again. Damn fucking tiring. The waves kept carrying us out to sea and Brenda was screaming, “Turn back! Turn back!” There was nothing that I could do.


The rest were smarter, they chilled out after the volleyball game.


Check out the goofy looking fish in the background. Hehe.


I think the variety of fish got better and bigger at the other end of the beach. So colourful and big!


The water was much clearer to so it made for good underwater photography.


hahahhaa my prize photo. So many smiling fishes and one very grumpy one at the back.


We befriended a French baby! She was so adorable!


Like a life size doll!


Wonder what that round blue thing was. It was pulsating.


Brenda and I doing some underwater camwhoring.


A heart shaped coral!!


Love the sun rays that were coming in.


Like out of a scene from the Little Mermaid.


Ah Thong cut himself on some rocks. You can’t see the trail of blood in this photo.


L-r: Pei Zhi, Xin Yi, Sock Nee and Angela.


L-r: Zhu Zen, Nien and myself.


Ah Thong attempting some underwater acrobatics.


Jimmy the fetus.


Jimmy the Buddha.


LOL Andy damn sexy. Kinda looks like Ursula from Little Mermaid, squirting out ink.


And this is me.


Myself again! Loving the hair! And the other things.


Sett was trying to show us a dead crab.


Check out the dead crab!


eeee.


See?!! Crazy Angela can open her eyes underwater. So happy somemore!


Hahhaha look at Xin Yi.


Jimmy’s got a big yellow shlong.


The guys posing with my yellow flat.
l-r: Jimmy, Ah Thong, Andy, Maxis and Sett.


Jimmy damn sohai la.


I had so little time with my yellow float. 🙁


What a struggle!


One of our favourite photos from the trip!
l-r: Pei Zhi, Nien, Sock Nee, Zhu Zen, Myself, Xin Yi, Cze-Yin and Angela.


Ee Chean’s turn on the float.


Cze-Yin took quite some time to climb onto the float.


Alas.


Taking her own sweet time..


Andy couldn’t wait for his turn and decided to make his own.


Ah Thong’s turn. Everyone had a turn with the float! Sharing is caring!


A happy looking Zhu Zen.


Candid shots are the best!


Trying to paddle!


The colour of the water gives the area a very ‘lagoon’ kind of atmosphere.


Xin Yi’s so petite she practically disappeared into the float.


Pei Zhi’s turn!


I pushed her out to sea, hehe.


Angela trying to get on board.


And she even knows how to pose well on the floating device too!


wah, this one true professional.


And this is of course, me being me.


😀


I swear I was wearing something. Please open your eyes bigger abit.


Sett trying to make a jet ski out of my little float.


Sett and his trademark rock sign.


Finally Andy gets to go on the float.


Took a few more pictures on our last night. Myself with Poh Yee!


Ivan and I posing with the temporary tattoo menu.


Them popsicles were goood.


I curse the person who called me just as the camera snapped. Thanks for making me look more of a fucking retard! Xoxo.


Posing a top the famous More More Tea Inn.


They even had Pirates of the Caribbean cut outs for us to pose with.


We look like monkeys in this one. Especially Brenda and Cze-Yin!


We saw a lot of blue sand here. It’s like tiny blue sparks that go off in the sand if you rub the ground hard! It glows brightly for awhile before fizzling out. Ah Thong said that some of it actually bit his finger.


Maxis laid down on the beach to look at stars. We even saw a couple of shooting stars!! But my eye sigh is quite bad without my glasses, so I just assumed that I saw some as well. 🙁


Half of them went back to their rooms and a few of us stayed up, trying to make the moment last as long as we could before we headed back to the clinics and toiled away. 🙁
L-r: Sock Nee,ANdy, Ah Thong, Myself, Jimmy, Zhu Zen, Pei Zhi and Angela.


Breakfast was at an ungodly hour the following day.


But the bowl of delicious cereal pretty much made up for it.


And of course, the awesome sunrises that you can only find on beach holiday mornings.


At least we managed a group photo! The photo is glowing because there was some condensation on my camera lens. 🙁


While waiting for our flight, I bought a roll of bubble gum.


Stuffed the whole thing in my mouth and blew a huuuuuge bubble that burst.


Bubble bukake!


I put up photos of me like these because I love you all. It is okay to love me back too. 🙂

#$^#&)%#^$.. I spent almost two weeks working on this post. 🙁 SO TIRING.

The Michael Jackson Mania That Came Too Late

In lieu of the hypocritical post-humous celebration of the legend that was Michael Jackson, I have to sheepily raise my hand and say that I am part of the masses who is now a huge huge huge huge huge fan.

Almost everyone is a Michael Jackson fan now that the man is dead. I shall embrace my role as one of the many hypocritics before I continue with this post. My mother even bought some of his concert dvds. My MOTHER! Whose last brush with celeb fanaticism was some old guy who sang the song Patches and performed in Genting Highlands a while back. To my amusement, she even told me that our part time cleaner is also an MJ fan. That got me into stitches. My aunty cleaner who doesn’t even speak english but nags all day as she cleans our house.

And today she sent my brother out to the bookshop to buy magazines with Michael Jackson’s stories in it. 🙂

I keep telling her to learn how to use the internet, emails are supposed to be replied immediately not four months later. She’s totally missing out on a lot now that she wants to know so much about MJ and the internet is like spilling with everything that would be interesting!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been googling and googling about all things pertaining to Michael Jackson. Of course, the stories surrounding his death are rather sensational (children not his, debts, drugs etc) but I’m not particularly intrigued by that. In fact, I find it boring. Especially the drugs. Ho-hum. What’s the big deal? Every other celeb death is assumed to be linked to it.

If you’re on my facebook, you would be bombarded by links to MJ stories and videos. So I thought it’d be a good idea to put it all up here and share it – something that I enjoy doing. When I like/get obsessed with something, all I want to do is share. Friends may remember the Moffatts obsession, the Douglas Lim craziness, Homecoming (chinese show) and maybe Lady Gaga for awhile. I try to like her.. but I only like a few songs. Welcome to the Michael Jackson mania, people. *bows*

Some people might find it annoying and I am just cowering waiting for some fierce person to ask me to stfu already. You know the type. Those who deem themselves to be anti-establishment, those who shun anything mainstream. Those who appear to be cool just because they are different.

It’s okay to embrace your own interests and I’m doing exactly that! All I can say is you guys should be grateful that I am no religious zealot, I would probably be the world’s most annoying evangelist EVAR.

Lie Yuen comes into my room less now coz she’s afraid I’ll trap her here over an hour torturing her with countless videos and photos of his children.

Because of his death, I finally bothered to listen to more of his songs and viewed his performances on youtube. I daresay that this is my first time, actually, watching Michael Jackson perform. All the while I only see him in the papers with his bizarre scandals and on tabloids. I didn’t grow up in the 80s. I still listened to nursery rhymes way into the 90s until 1998, when the boyband fever engulfed all little girls in that era. I thought the video to You Rock My World in 2002 was uber boring. I still do. But I love that song! But I loved Sophie Ellis Beaxtor, Shakira and Mariah Carey more at that time. How was I to appreciate the magic of Michael Jackson if I was not exposed to it enough? Advertisements in 1996 of his HIStory tour just didn’t cut it for me, neither did his face on my pepsi water tumbler which I carried during recess times under my armpits as a no nonsense school prefect.

So seeing him perform in the late 80s to early 90s.. I’m. blown. away. How can those legs move like that? Those crazy spins! Won’t his toes break?!

Scream more, Michael! Scream more! Oh how I love to hear him hoot and howl. I can’t copy any of that without sounding like a sick dog.

I’m sure every fan would have a favourite Michael era. For all his flak about the skin bleaching and the plastic surgery, I actually think that he benefited A LOT from a certain amount of plastic surgery. I like him best from Thriller to the times he appeared on stage for his HIStory tour.. that man is SMOKING HOT. A little black eyeliner is actually a good idea on male celebrities, not normal people. PLEASE. Think Adam Lambert. Thought he was a poofy wannabe from the pictures in the papers but saw him on youtube, quite delicious. So yeah, John Travolta style chin clefts don’t really cut it for me. He really should have stopped there, in the early 1990s.

Then I sit back and think, damn. This man is only one year younger than my father. Even my mother is a couple of years younger than Michael Jackson. Can’t imagine Michael Jackson nagging me to clean my room and not to come home so late. But I sure as hell am salivating over his svelte bod circa Black or White. Which is very wrong again.

Before I launch into the torrent of links and videos, let me wax lyrical a little about some of my favourite MJ songs.


The Girl Is MIne – a duet with Paul McCartney.

A lot of people have said they forgive Michael for a poor collaboration but I thought this was one of the nicest songs ever! The dragged out tunes, well controlled vocals and harmony.. I could listen to it a hundred times and not get sick of it. Maybe I’ll get sick of it at 105 but it’s still a really really really nice song. So easy to listen, so cute. I especially like the part where the instruments end on a little cliff hanger sort and MJ goes, “Don’t waste your time…~”. I twittered about how Paul McCartney really sounds like the Beatles in this song. Which is stupid, coz he is part of the Beatles. But you know, it’s different when you take him out of the comfort zone. It’s a nice touch. 🙂


Scream – a duet with Janet Jackson.

LOL Why do I love his duets so much? His screams here are so goddamn sexxxxyyyy. ARGGGggggghHhhhh. Sort of like a surround sound effect that goes from the left speaker to the right. Instead of the ‘hee-hees!’ that he is famous for, he gives a sort of hoot. Very different from his usual style. The lyrics are just so in your face. They say that the HIStory album is very auobiographical, chronicling his child molestation accusations and the effect that the media had on him.

The music video – most expensive ever at 7million bucks given the technology utilized for the video in 1995 – is quite entertaining too though he looks very feminine here. Some men can pull off the feminine look very well. But please, my call to society, don’t attempt if you’re straight as a rod. Straight guys look hot as they are. Gay men are hot in the sense that they make girls weep because they are off limits. But drag-like..not a good idea if you still wanna pick up the ladies.

Janet’s really ..um.. spunky (sounds like a 90s word) in this. So full of charisma with that fierce factor going on. Very angry and very raw. I likee. And you get to hear the siblings say Fuck too in this video! Read somewhere that Michael Jackson NEVER curses. If Michael never died, I would have continued to be a bigger Janet Jackson fan. I still have Someone To Call My Lover on loop.


Beat It

Probably my favourite for his group dance moves. Weird part was the mouth breathing part at the pool table. I like the tune to “No one wants to be defeated.” I always find myself drawn to lyrics that are pronounced poorly. In the song it sounds like, “no-en wants oo- bee- defea-eh..”. Couldn’t wrap my head around the lyrics for the longest time before I managed to google it.
Oh and those hips swinging in sync with them finger snaps. Good lord. Tried it in front of the mirror, ended up a fool.


Billie Jean

I like his shouty songs and this is one of it! Furthermore, this is intermingled with his ballad voice. Overplayed everywhere, my ipod included, but this is where the world was first introduced to the moonwalk. And did I mention those crazy legs? Ultimate crazy legs in this one!


I Just Can’t Stop.. Loving You – A Duet with Siddah Garrett.

He initially wanted Barbara Streisand or Whitney Houston to do the female vocals but they had obligations and so he ended up doing it with Siddah Garrett, the lady who wrote his song Man In The Mirror. This is a beautiful ballad. Every song that I like and am drawn to is due to the uniqueness of the tune. A little something that sets it apart from other melodies. And this song’s defining moment is the part where they duet, “I just can’t stop.. *beautiful pause*.. loving you.”


Thriller

Yes, yes. Overplayed. I first heard it in 13 Going on 30. I loved that movie so much, cried to it more than a few times. LOL. Made me have more faith in the everlasting love of childhood sweethearts. Does high school sweetheart count? 😛 After watching Jennifer Garner perform the thriller dance with Mark Ruffalo, I was like, “What is this awesome song?” This was before Youtube was famous. The year was 2004 and I only had Ares.

Why I love Thriller? The opening line is good, “It’s close to miiiiiidnight.. *ah*”. But the unique part of this song for me is “No ghoul would ever dare try”. Of all my years of listening to this song, I never bothered to look up the lyrics. I’m always like, “Wha? What does no goo goo wud ever dare whyy means?” Though parents always put emphasis on pronunciations, but artists need to mispronounce to sell a song.

I also loved watching the making of Thriller! The make-up process is awesome… as best as they could possibly do in the early 80s. Michael’s smile was the most beautiful during those years. There’s also the rehearsal scenes where the zombies are in leotards .. as normal people.. and with Michael leading the group they practiced and practiced. I thought that was pretty interesting. And also the purple Mickey Mouse sweater he wore when rehearsing his scenes with Ola, the girl who played his girlfriend. Among the many funny comments for that video there was one that said, “WORK THAT SWEATER!!!” He was very childlike in these videos. Running around like a monkey and all. Oh and I also thought that it was super cute that the director, John Landis, would call out to the zombie, “OKAY KEVIN, COME ON OUT!” and the coffin would slide open and the ghastly dancer would emerge.


We Are The World

I know. Another overplayed song, but gosh. If you listen to him doing the recording in this video, it’s really really really breathtaking. Without the added parts of the other celebs, just Michael on his own. The melody sticks in your head, in Michael Jackson’s voice. Not the poorly harmonized versions my school mates, year after year, have butchered to nothingness but a memory of a bunch of Malaysian school kids performing for charity.

As my classmate Narjit commented on the facebook link, his smile is so beautiful here. Unique point is “We are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving”. There’s just a certain bounce to this part of the melody.


Human Nature

I’ve never heard of this song before till after his death. I can’t find the video now, but it was one of the announcements of his death made by a big broadcasting network. The camera was sweeping over Times Square where LED displays were announcing his death and the chorus, “Why, why, tell them that is human nature” was playing in the background. The song itself has always been slightly haunting with the echo-ey effects. Plus the meaning of the lyrics and the way it sounded and the purpose of the video announcing his death, was really very creepy. And I loved it!

Unique point is the chorus, no doubt and also the part before the first chorus: “If this town is just an apple, then let me take a bite.”

-can’t embed video. Click here to go directly to the video
Black or White

First of all, the intro was unnecessary. Yes, Macaulay Culkin is cute and all that, but I wish it was cut out because it would take me a long time to get to my favourite part which is when he would sing, “I took my baby on a saturday bang.” That would be the unique part of the song. Then he had to spoil it by inviting some rapper on board. The screaming part, is okay… but I wish the softer parts of the song could have gone on longer.

By the way, does anyone know what a Saturday Bang means? Couldn’t find any lyric deciphering websites for answers.

Because of all the obstacles I had to face to get to my fav parts, I just listen to Adam Lambert doing Black or White for my fix.


Ben

I’ve always loved this song. Even before he died. One of the most overplayed songs on my ipod. It’s one of those songs that I can really belt out in the toilet, ahem. Much to my neighbours chagrin. So much soul, so much pain! I had tears in my eyes when I read that he dedicated it to a boy dying of cancer. The tears disappeared when I learned that it was originally for a rat. -_- Beautiful song, none the less.


You Rock MY World

Chris Tucker spoiled the song!! Why was he asked on board to retardadize the intro?! If you watch the video, you’d notice that there’s always a pattern to his music videos. He is particularly taken to gangs and mafias. Like Beat It, Dangerous, this was no different. He could have done better though. Not enough dancing in this one, not enough shamones, not enough howls and hoots. It’s pretty clear that I truly adored the michael of the 90s. But I loved the song! Favourite part would be the beginning: “Oh.. My life..will never be the same….”


Childhood

He mentioned in an interview that it is one of his most autobiographical songs ever. A little too direct for my liking but I lingered on because of my love for disney songs. Yes, it sounds very much like something Aladdin would sing while staring at the moon. But I’m also pretty intrigued by it because in an article (one of the better articles) I read, the journalist was taken on a tour of Neverland ranch by his best friend Elizabeth Taylor. He mentioned that he saw the carousel in the themepark going round and round with nary a soul on board, and the song “Childhood” echoes through the lonely park. A cartoon of two quacking characters were projected onto a screen, no one watching. Freaky shit.

The video is quite haunting too but it really underlines his fondness for Peter Pan. There are even those floating boats that the lost boys sat in in their journey back home.

Other notables are Strangers In Moscow and Dangerous. Dangerous was only interesting because of the super synchronized dance moves and the chorus which was done in the form of choral speaking by grown men.

For those who have not bothered or done enough of MJ-stalking, you might like to see the infamous documentary “Living With Michael Jackson”. It was said that MJ was ruined after the bastard Martin Bashir won his trust and twisted everything he said.


This is only Part 1. The rest will be on Youtube. I don’t need to teach you how to use Youtube right?

Then check out MJ’s retaliation:

I don’t know which part it was but there’s a scene where MJ talks about Bubbles, his pet chimp. I don’t know which was cuter. The seriousness on MJ’s face or the fact that his chimp used his toilet, eats with his fork and spoon coz he’s really polite! He could even do the moonwalk too! Bubbles is so cute, Brenda wants to buy one too when she has money. LOL. Poor Bubbles is now in a sanctuary with other abandoned chimpanzees and orang utans. He has a best friend called Sam and he is really sweet to the infant chimps there. He would stand one side when he hears them coming to the fountain. 🙂 Apparently he was not told of Michael’s death.

Alright, done watching the two documentaries? Okay, now watch the spoof. Rowan Atkinson looks EXACTLY like Bashir!

Now for the links that I wanted to share. Yeah, those are the preliminary ones. Heh.

There’s this ‘investigative journalist’ who wrote rather interestingly about how he expected Michael Jackson to die.
Read: How Michael Jackson Predicted His Death 6 Months Ago.


Some of Michael’s homevideos. It shows that he is very human, a little peculiar, but still fun to peek into his life. There are many more on youtube. This was particularly interesting as it had Macaulay Culkin in it. At this point, I have not read up on all those child molestation allegations made against him. Plenty around the web if you do a bit of searching. Most recent thing to surface would be a video of him being interrogated by a bunch of lawyers.

As most of you probably saw, a video of him in full dress rehearsal days before he died:

This was particularly sad. The dancers all looked so hopeful.

Another aspect of MJ that everyone can’t seem to get enough of (me, me especially me!) and that is of him as a father:

Watch the video here. Can’t seem to embed this one.

As many conspiracies there are out there, this was particularly interesting. Don’t know how true it is, but it’s definitely worth a read.

This one is an account by the paparazzo who snapped that extremely lucrative photo of MJ’s final moments. Sounds disgusting right? But the paparazzo had a good heart. Read on. You’ll also see how extremely generous and nice MJ was to his fans. It’s almost unbelievable. He was even pals with this paparazzi guy.

If you’re like me, particularly fascinated by the children that he raised, you might like looking at these pics from the memorial. Blanket is sooooo cute! I don’t know why people are making such a big deal if those are kids or not. He was the one who loved them and clothed them. But if anything, Blanket is 100% MJ’s son. The resemblance is very obvious. I want a Blanket too. Where can I get one?

Again, if you’re like me, and can’t get enough of MJ’s humanized side, check this out: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=98326918727 . It’s a facebook group set up by the wife of Al Manik, MJ’s millionaire lawyer friend, with personal photos of Michael, his children and their friends. She did this because she was sick of the tabloids stealing her photos and making money from it.

But of course, this is by far the saddest video clip from the memorial:

It would only be sad if you watch it the first time. Trust the media to thrust it in your face until you get sick of it. Sat in the car this morning and within 10 minutes, they played the clip twice. NEED OR NOT AH FLY FM.

Okay, I’m done. :\

My Trademark Mess Courtesy Of The Impending Final Exams

Sticker Monster updates (actually very old already, just that I haven’t had the time to pimp it here)!

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If you’ve stuck around for the past four years, chances are you would have seen photos of my messy room whenever exam looms around the corner.

In three days, I’ll be sitting for my Year 4 final exams. Just one more round of super exam-induced mess to go through and I’m outta here. Away from Sungai Petani, away from kedah. I might actually miss this place though. :\

Here’s a link to one of my first posts I did when I first entered this course.

And some links from my midnight oil burning nights of yesteryears. How time flies. 🙂


Mountain of clothes on the left, Lie Yuen’s pink table because she studies in my room when it gets too hot in her room (though we just realized that, DUH, she can use the table next to me. -_-) and my pile of books. As usual.


I’ve lost things in that mess. Seriously. I’m so messy to the point that I needed a second table.


Well, at least this shows that there’s progress right? ;D


The sticker boxes in the corner with the book shelf. And some bananas sit on the other chair in a blue plastic bag. Tip: if you’re constipated, bananas can so do the trick. I had five and within 10 minutes I was rushing to the toilet. Mmm.

p/s: While looking through my old posts, I found one of my favourite posts of all time. 🙂