YUI Yoshioka – My New Idol

May 5, 2009 / Daily Life / 26 Comments

Sep 1 ’09 Update – Replaced with a working video! People who know me in person, have read my blog long enough or have browsed through my Last.FM will probably notice this about me: I absolutely hate rock music. Aside from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, I have no other rock song on my iTunes playlist of…


How to Become Successful: 10,000 hours

Yes, that’s right. A portion to success in anything is to clock 10,000 hours, 417 full days into whatever you do. Or so claims Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink“, in his latest book “Outliers“. After interviewing many extraordinary people like Bill Gates and the Beatles, he comes to the conclusion that one important component of…


My Cover of アイシテル Aishiteru

November 30, 2008 / Daily Life / 9 Comments

My WordPress draft list is getting longer. But I just can’t seem to be able to publish any of them recently. Guess that’s what you call writer’s block. So here’s a song I’ve been singing whilst in the shower instead. It’s called アイシテル (Aishiteru; I love you), originally sung by a Jpop newcomer 清水翔太 (Shimizu…


Tears from the Ear

September 20, 2008 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

One morning in the subway, I almost cried. It was the song playing on my mp3 player – a Japanese song called ‘Motherland’ by a half-Korean half-African American singer, Crystal Kay. I’ve had this song on my playlist for more than 5 years, but I’ve never paid any attention to it. I always thought that…


Girl with a Guitar

September 2, 2008 / Daily Life / 8 Comments

Remember the beautiful Nanyate?! Guitar that looks like my layout? Well, here’s how it sounds with a guitar novice trying too hard to sing and strum at the same time: pretty crappy. But then what can you expect out of a S$99 (USD $70) guitar and someone who hasn’t sung in 5 years? The song…


Michael Jackson meets Bollywood

July 15, 2008 / Internet Memes / 13 Comments

My boyfriend sent me a Youtube link, and I was sooo wowed!! I never thought a trainee lawyer and a salesman could be so entertaining! Their stage presence is just so amazing!! I heavily, heavily recommend that you watch, if you haven’t already. They’re the runner-ups of Britain’s Got Talent Season 2, Signature! First Dance…


Nanyate: Springley Edition (Final)

After many hours of toilsome head, knuckle and shoulder-cracking coding, Nanyate: Springley Edition is finally (almost) complete. You will notice that certain categories have been replaced by tags, and the perpetually “under construction” anime review section…deleted. That’s because anime reviews will now be combined with my blog, since I just can’t seem to get to…