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 Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] cimmerian_shade . Here you go, finally done it XDXDXD

Had done this once before, but meh, one never runs out of things to say about oneself... ROFL

Once you've been tagged,
you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things,
facts, habits, or goals about you.
At the end, choose 7 people to be tagged .
  1. My first foray into japanese culture/comics etc. was probably Slamdunk. I can't remember how I'd picked up the books; it might have started with me watching a random ep of the anime on TV.  Regardless, i think I saw a few eps, got hooked, and then everything went downhill from there ^^;;;; I fell in love with my first jap song, the theme song by WANDS, and then I bought all the issues of the comic. And then, i discovered yaoi in the form of Sendoh/Rukawa *big sweatdrop*
  2. I like slashfic/yaoi. LOVE. The fandoms I predominantly stalk are Harry/Draco, Sirius/Remus, Arthur/Eames, and, recently, Yunho/Changmin. Though my first love has always been, and always will be, Harry/Draco. =D
  3. I tell everyone the first cds i bought with my own money were L'Arc En Ciel's Heart and Luna Sea's Shine. In truth I might have sneaked in SPEED's Moment too (which is beyond embarrassing). Also, I picked up L'arc's cd because I'd thought Hyde was female *facepalms*
  4. I am first and foremost an Anglophile. Then i am a japan-ophile and fracophile, in that order. I blame my parents for the british tendencies, and slamdunk for the japanese. French i blame wholly on Joseph Gordon Levitt singing in french.
  5. Um, i speak english and chinese predominantly. Also a smattering of badly accented cantonese, japanese, and dribbles of french - what i can remember of four years of french class (which is not a whole lot at all, when you think about it) ^^;
  6. I would like to tour the whole of japan and europe before I die.
  7. I tend to watch movies i like many many times. I watched each LOTR movie, the extended versions, 3-4 times each. At one point I could recite the quotes. Also, I watched Inception three times. =D
  8. I reread The Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter series on an average of once a year. Yes i like the books that much.
  9. As much as I tell people i'm a fantasy/sci-fi freak, i've never finished the LOTR trilogy at all. On the contrary, I've read Tolkien's Silmarillion and The History of Middle Earth from cover to cover. I'm not sure how i managed to tolerate the dry writing in those books and yet am unable to sit through LOTR. =_=
  10. Also, even though I'm a sci-fi freak, i do not like the star wars/star trek franchise. It's just so - cliche. LOL Though the irony is that those movies likely launched the cliches in the first place. LOL
  11. As i get older i get more convinced that i've made a huge blunder in course of study and career choice.
  12. When i was a kid i wanted to be a scientist. Then i got realistic and decided to be an engineer. Somewhere along the way thereafter i wanted to be the lead guitarist in a rock band or an artist. But then i grew up and money got important. So now, i'm still an engineer. Sigh.
  13. My music collection is predominantly male - i.e. i don't own much music sung by females. I am not sure why, but the female voice gives me a headache. Too shrill maybe.
  14. Sometimes i lie awake at night and fear that a wish i'd made long ago on a real shooting star while i was young and stupid would come true. I don't want it to.
  15. The best and only memory i have of my first relationship is of me dragging him down for a kiss at a busy crossroads while at school. I later wrote that into a fic. 
  16. I have 65+gb of music. A quarter english, a quarter japanese, and a quarter chinese. The remainder is split between french, korean and classical music.
  17. Once I met Gackt in singapore by accident and shook his hand. He spoke chinese to us and I was too flabbergasted to answer coherently. [livejournal.com profile] bonedoll did all the talking, bless her soul. XD This is probably the only cool celeb-sighting story i have T_T
  18. I have only won one contest where I really wanted the prize. It was two tickets for a Suede concert showcase at the TV studio. I only got lucky because the newspaper had printed the wrong email address and I'd gotten the right permutation of the email by accident. And yes, if you squint i'm in a blue shirt sitting on the right corner of the screen on the dvd. LOL
  19. I am 3 degrees of separation from Mayday, 2 degrees from Joseph Gordon Levitt, and 4 degrees away from DBSK. This gives me immense satisfaction, though calling up favours to meet them through that chain of connections is probably not going to happen. ROFL
  20. I once squeezed into the front seat (just the passenger front seat mind you) of a Volkswagen Beetle with my best friend. This was two girls with huge backpacks and balancing a basket of fruit in the front seat while the kind old lady driver was seriously regretting her decision to pick up two lost asian hitchhikers. There were also two huge dobermans drooling down our necks from the back seat. This is still my favourite hitchhiking/backpackign in germany story ever. XD
  21. I'm a spoilt brat, i see it now. ^^;;;;
  22. My self esteem is right where my feet are. rock bottom ^^; 
  23. I'm what i call a neat freak susceptible to bouts of messiness. That is, i usually let the mess and clutter accumulate till I reach a critical threshold before i spend the next 5 hours cleaning obsessively.
  24. But i am most OCD when it comes to my mp3 collection. I've tagged and retagged each file meticulously, and i keep changing the system to make it more efficient. Which of course results in me only having tagged 30% of the collection at any time T_T
  25. I don't know what i'm doing, nor why i'm doing what i'm doing.
Ok that's it! phew. Um, tagging all who read this, i.e. [livejournal.com profile] bonedoll , [livejournal.com profile] avarisia , [livejournal.com profile] starlighter , [livejournal.com profile] loveclouds , [livejournal.com profile] simply_emotion , [livejournal.com profile] ky_rin 
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Sep. 25th, 2010 11:43 pm

name meme

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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] cimmerian_shade so here goes:


ROFL. so i randomly did this, and being i'd just come out of reading A/E fic,  i threw in their names for fun. And since my muse cds were right beside me, i put in muse songs too. XD

My thoughts on the predictions above:
1. DAMN right. JGL = <3 sigh
2. hm. possibly true. I am extremely doubtful of his screen persona.
3. not too sure about this. maybe....? O_o
4. HAHAHAHAAH. Arthur. knows shite about me. But i relate best with the Arthur character in inception, so i guess, semi true.
5. um. really?
6. ROFL. yes. JGL is a supermassive black hole because he sucks me in and i can't get out D=
7. kinda true. starlight is a rather romantic, magical song, and yunho's persona is right up there on the romantic front. so yes. rather true.
8. erm. does this mean my mind has rather anarchic tendencies or somethign?! ^^;;;;
9. semi true. but united states of eurasia is a very bleak viewpoint on the world ^^;;; perhaps i shouldn't have been so muse-centric... LOL

erm. tagging [livejournal.com profile] bonedoll , [livejournal.com profile] avarisia  i guess? LOL
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Mar. 22nd, 2010 12:35 am

MEME! =)

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[livejournal.com profile] ky_rin tagged me, and it looked interesting (aka. satisfies my exhibitionist tendencies) so here goes. =)

If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own lj and replace any question that you dislike with a new question. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.
Read more... )

Tagging: [livejournal.com profile] bonedoll , [livejournal.com profile] cimmerian_shade , [livejournal.com profile] starlighter , [livejournal.com profile] auntdrey 
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Oct. 17th, 2009 08:57 am

Song Meme

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Post up youtube vids of five songs in your music collection which have the same title but are sung by different artists. (i so totally made this up XD)


Title: Shine

1. The campy ghei that is Luna Sea. Sugizo's rather...divaesque performance is pretty memorable.



2. Take That's version. Embedding disabled, so please click here. Love the MV =)

3. Mr Big. Also the soundtrack for...i think it was Helsing. There was vampires or something. 


4. L'arc En Ciel. I'm starting to hear some similarities between the songs... (Also, really love this PV and song)


5. Last but not least, the DBSK version. XDXDXDXDXD SOOOO CUTE! <3

Its really rather interesting how they all have the same general key tones even they're all wholly different styles. =) INteresting meme XDXD. Tagging PL, the only person that still reads this blog... XD And anyone else who might wanna do this XD






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1. As a child, what music did you always hear playing in the background?
Hm. Beatles. Anything beatles. In particular, Hey Jude, Yesterday, and When I'm 64.

2. What was the first cassette you ever bought?
First CD i assume LOLOL. *thinks* I think it was this tacky Now4 english pop compilation. Either that or Backstreet boys' 2nd album *LOLOL*

3. What was the first song you memorised all the lyrics to; and quick, tell me the words of the first verse.
the first song i memorized will obviously be the first song i forget too O_o But uh. I'll try. Right. *thinks* Hey Jude - beatles =) "Hey jude, don't make it bad, take a sad song, and make it better..."

4. The soundtrack of a) your first crush; b) your first big heartbreak
a) Haha. Er. Backstreet boys' 2nd album. Throw in Glay... and oh oh, the Slamdunk OST (don't ask, long story). And the first crush i'm talking about uh, wasn't exactly real. LOL
b) ooh heartbreak. So many songs from so many different people! off the top of my head, X Japan, Glay, Mayday, some Dir En Grey for the pissed-off moments, James Blunt, and Mika's Any Other World and Happy Ending.

5. The song that makes you a) want to fall in love; b) rage against the machine
a) tough one. too many. Jason Mraz' I'm Yours i guess. At the moment. Ther'es alot more scattered around =)
b) DEG's Berry. with lyrics like 'i want to take your brain and make raspberry jam' LOLOL Well that was when i was a teen. Nowadays....maybe somethign from MUSE.

6. Which song can you listen to on repeat forever and never get tired of?
Hahahahaha. Er. Everything in my favourites list? =) I always get tired of things eventually. LIke after 1 week of repeated playing of one song. The last one i did that on was DBSK's stand by u.

7. ‘Fess up, which is the most embarassing album you own?
SPEED's debut album (japanese girly girl band). If it helps after i bought that. 2 weeks later i bought larc en ciel, glay, and luna sea albums, and kinda trashed this one to the deepest depths of my cupboards =)

8. Which singers/musicians will you insist on introducing to your kids, at the risk of being called fuddy-duddy?
Glay, Beatles, Elton John, Jacky Cheung.

9. The song that defines ’sexy’ for you
Actually it's not Checkmate. It's Mirotic. XD
Watch this vid for the english translation and the video that defines it for me. Hot. Oh and Wrong Number. I like it when guys are a little bad... =)

10. Which singers/musicians would you most want to have over to dinner, and why?
Ashin from Mayday. I'd like to ask him about his artistic vision.  And yes, the bimbotic answer would be DBSK. Cos it will be beyond awesome. XD

11. What song never fails to get you on the dance floor, even if you have two left feet?
Hm. Okay i surrender. DBSK's purple line XD

12. Favourite music video
OOOOH. Er. HARD QUESTION. Okay. Glay's Soul Love. Watch here.

13. Favourite song in a language you don’t speak
Hm. Since i'm learning japanese right now...so it'd have to be something else...so cruel to make me choose one T_T Uh. DBSK's You're My Miracle... for now. =) I keep changing my mind!

14. What song is currently in your head? Like, right now.
No song. Random speech nuggets from Anthony Bourdain, interlaced with some thai background music. Because that's what showing on TV now. =) anthony bourdain = <3

15. The song you want to hear played/sung at your funeral (not that you would be around to hear it, but still…)
Leaving On A Jet Plane by Chantal Kreviazuk

hard meme, but interesting =) i tag en to do this LOL =)

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This is the post-that-started-as-a-meme which ended up becoming a post-to-pimp-comforting-music. Was in a funk the past few days because of too much work, too tight deadlines, and, to top it off, -that- time of the month. *sighs* Which resulted in me listening to said playlist on loop. And then PL suggested I pimp it so here you go. Alot of these songs are old. Some have memories, while others just somehow paint pretty pictures in my head. I've tried to describe it, but for some reason it ended up like some weird songfic with no characters. Lyrics aren't the main point here. The main point is the tune and emotion. And the fact that it calms and encourages me at the same time.

Twenty-three songs. I hope you like it. Comments on the music will be very very very very nice, since this blog is really quiet... will be nice to know that the audience is more than just three people. =)

The zip with all the music is here: Part 1 + Part 2.

And on to the recs... )
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Gacked from PL, here's what I got =)

http://www.paulsadowski.com/Numbers.asp

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.


The engineering mention comforts me. A little. Music, yes, like. The order bit...maybe not so much. LOL

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

the prejudice bit is kinda true...

Your Soul Urge number is: 3

A Soul Urge number of 3 means:
With the Soul Urge number 3 your desire in life is personal expression, and generally enjoying life to its fullest. You want to participate in an active social life and enjoy a large circle of friends. You want to be in the limelight, expressing your artistic or intellectual talents. Word skills may be your thing; speaking, writing, acting, singing. In a positive sense, the 3 energy is friendly, outgoing and always very social.

You have a decidedly upbeat attitude that is rarely discouraged; a good mental and emotional balance.

The 3 Soul Urge gives intuitive insight, thus, very high creative and inspirational tendencies. The truly outstanding trait shown by the 3 Soul Urge is that of self-expression, regardless of the field of endeavor.

On the negative side, you may at times become too easygoing and too optimistic, tending to scatter forces and accomplish very little. Often, the excessive 3 energy produces non-stop talkers. Everyone has faults, but the 3 soul urge doesn't appreciate having these pointed out.

hahaha. "scatter forces and accomplish very little" is very true. *sheepish grin* Not appreciating having faults pointed out is, unfortunately, also true. ^^;

Your Inner Dream number is: 1

An Inner Dream number of 1 means:
You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself.

All true. Wow. Maybe minus the aggressive and sure of self bit.
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Got this from here.

Here is the analysis:

1. You've got great self-confidence and you're full of charm. Most guys who get to know you will be attracted to you. You are far from sweet and proper; your intriguing personality fascinates them. Most guys find it easy to fall for a girl like you.
2. You really care about other people's feelings and are quite serious about the issues that affect your life. You are sincere, and your concern for the well-being of others makes many people want to be your friend.
3. You strictly follow rules, and you expect other people to be the same as well. People can get tired of you easily, as you can make them feel a little guilty about themselves. You always make decisions on your own, and can be dismissive of other people's advice. You like to be the leader in groups, but can forget to be concerned about the people you are with.
4. Your peers think of you as a fun person, but sometimes you can be a little irresponsible. You can be somewhat childish, and can try to ignore the fact that you will one day need to really grow up and be a mature adult! Perhaps you could start reading good books; they might help you look at the world in a different light. You do want to be taken seriously, right?
5. Your boyfriend believes that you are a strong and independent person. Your confidence and cheerfulness make you an attractive person to be around, but sometimes you need to pay more attention to what other people, including your boyfriend, are thinking.

Interesting...not quite sure what to think about point 5 because it seems to be the exact opposite. Not too mention so long ago I can hardly remember it. The rest though, is all, unfortunately, true. *LOL*
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So i found a weird personality test from a friend and thought i'd try it out...

http://www.quizbox.com/personality/test82.aspx

Your view on yourself:
Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They'll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:
Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates.

Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:
You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success:
You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:
You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.


It is rather creepy how close this comes to how i perceive myself. Especially the true self bit. And what i'm most afraid of. The job bit is also true..which means i ought to have just decided to be an artist a long time back... lol
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something simple for now...

1. Reply to this post and I’ll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

PL gave me the letter M, so here goes, in youtube form. To make this a little more interesting, I've tried to post stuff I don't usually talk about.. =)

My Way by Robbie Williams (live at the Albert Hall)
I've always loved this song, but Robbie's version is perhaps my favourite rendition. This performance shows why he's such a good singer, and an excellent performer. If you can, watch the whole Albert Hall performance on youtube. Esp. I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen and Mr Bojangles. It's excellent. Now if only I can get hold of the dvd...sigh...

mmmbop by hanson
for some old school bubblegum pop fun.. =) (and along the same line there's Miss You Like Crazy by The Moffats)

My Dark Star by Suede
One of the best songs from Suede, during the height of their british glam-pop reign


My Iron Lung by Radiohead

Back when Radiohead was still a band which sang -tunes- and not sounds... One of my faves. I would've posted the MTV live performance, which IMO is the best, but that one has the front cut off, so putting this one too so you can appreciate the front.. =)

Mr. Brightside by The Killers
For some reason I really love this MTV, for its faux glitter and posturing

And there you have it, five songs. In retrospect not much different but hope you liked the variety somewhat =) And as a bonus, here's My Interpretation by Mika =)
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having been tagged on FB and otherwise too many times, figured I'd finally do it. =)

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you!

1. I'm hopelessly addicted to the 'Piano Solo, Romantic' station on Pandora. It's practically the only thing I listen to these days once I get out of work.

2. Discovered I'm flat-footed during a rather painful and crazy 14 mile (7 there and back) hike through the wilderness. Since then I've made a personal oath to never do such things again.

3. I'm a bit obsessed with hard discs and backups - started with an 80GB portable, then bought another 80gb portable to back up the first; and now I'm using a 160gb portable to back up the first two... And yes, before you wonder, I am considering getting a 320gb to back up all of that...... *sheepish grin*

4. I name my gadgets. Typically there's a form of twisted fan-logic behind what I choose - no unpredictable hero wizards (harry potter) for example, nor bad tempered cunning slytherins (draco). Ultimately the name should ensure my gadget is reliable, well-behaved, and uber-cool for many years to come =)

5. Two of my favourite pastimes are browsing electronics/computing showrooms and big bookstores. There's something about the smell of new books and the sparkle of shiny gadgets and their high tech specs that makes me very very happy.

6. When listening to music, I don't like female voices. I find them boring.

7. I have a mortal fear of hair stylists and cutting my hair - I'm afraid that I will look horrid for the next three months. To counter this I only cut my hair when I've mentally convinced myself that I feel lucky/ready, and when I'm carrying some lucky talismans.

8. Sometimes I like to sit down after writing a long piece by hand, slowly scrutinising, criticizing, and, perhaps, admiring my handwriting. In that sense I might have a handwriting fetish.

9. As of today I have 53GB of music, consisting of 11,514 files in 1097 folders in the portable HD. On the laptop I have about 4GB of unsorted stuff.

10. Often my packrat instincts and low tolerance for clutter collide, with my entire living space/hard discs oscillating between periods of extreme mess and clinical neatness that drives most people I know crazy. =)

11. When I listen to a song, I first listen to it as a whole, then slowly pick out and separate the different instruments and melodies so that I can hum them.

12. I tell people I hate pink, but actually I rather like cherry blossom pink and some of the darker, more muted pink shades.

13. When I play locoroco on PSP i'm a giggling cooing fangirl because the singing yellow blobs are just SOOO CUTE. I'm also that nut that rotates the console when I'm tilting the landscape, even though you're supposed to push the L and R buttons and there are no motion sensors in psps.

14. I like routines because it means that I can save some energy by not thinking about it, so that I can think about something else instead.

15. i don't like reading realistic novels/stories/movies because I don't see the point of experiencing a situation that I see everyday. Along that line I also hate explosion movies, because, really, the explosions and crashes are the same every time.

16. I own three eeyore soft toys. I end up buying them whenever I see a new incarnation.

17. When i enter the local japanese grocers', I enjoy experimenting to see what it would take for them to mistake me for a local. Recently I've come to the conclusion that all I need is a tailored trench coat.

18. I like to wear french-cuff shirts but I don't own cufflinks...

19. I love tea - I have 14 types of leaf tea and 3 types of bottled tea in my cupboard.

20. I pierced my ears three times because the first two times I did it, the holes closed up and I was enough of a wuss that I didn't want to chance jabbing the studs through.

21. The one time I got into a bad enough accident and broke my tooth, was because I was trying to sleep while jogging, missed a kerb, and fell flat on my face.

22. i can control a bicycle with one hand, but I've yet to perfect the no hands manouever for long periods of time

23. I only buy books that I've read before and plan to re-read for many years to come.

24. my favourite color combinations are cherry blossom pink/sky blue, brown/lime green/grey, brown/sky blue/grey.

25. I read fanfic and watch (corny) josei/shoujo stuff because I find it makes the homesickness a little easier to bear.

There! Done! Hope it was interesting for you readers ^^;;;;; I hereby tag everyone else who reads this blog =)
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Having reached the significant milestone of being a Quarter-Of-The-Century-Old as dear friends have kindly put it (lol), what better way than to do the following meme =)

Type your birthday, sans birthyear, into Wikipedia. Record 3 events, 3 births, and 3 deaths.

4 February

960 - The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.

1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.

And of course, the most important one,
2004 - Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. =)

Births:
1677 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
1953 - Kitaro, Japanese composer
1902 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974)
1961 - Alice Cooper (putting this in because it's COOL =))
Interestingly, the list was heavily populated with writers, actors, artists, and various scientists. Never politicians. LOL

Deaths:
211 - Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (b. 146) --> i think i just found out where snape's name came from...
1983 - Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950)
1615 - Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535) --> O_O what's a polymath O_o

and because it's interesting..

Holidays:
Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
Biezputras Diena ("Porridge day") was celebrated on February 4. It was held on the Sunday before Meteņi. On this day, uneaten porridge is supposedly taken into the hills to feed the shepherds all summer. The porridge is actually replaced with water. A new shepherd is initiated by bringing the crock of "porridge" to the hills, then being doused in the water.

Across the Universe Day --> as of today, the 41st anniversary of the recording of this Beatles track. Incidentally also one of my favourites, because the lyrical imagery is pretty =)
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Got this off someone's FB post. Rather unfair, considering my name's first letter is a 'Q'. It isn't the 10 point letter in scrabble for nothing.... *lol* I do think i might be slightly masochistic to actually attempt this....

Rules: ERASE MY ANSWERS, ENTER YOURS, SEND IT ON TO 10 PEOPLE INCLUDING THE ONE THAT SENT THIS TO YOU. USE THE 1ST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. THEY HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES,THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP! TRY TO USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS IF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU HAD THE SAME 1ST INITIAL. YOU CAN'T USE YOUR NAME FOR THE BOY/GIRL NAME QUESTION.

1.What is your name: q*******
2. A 4 Letter Word: quip
3. A Boys Name: quentin
4. A Girls Name: queenie
5. An Occupation: *facevaults* umm..... quality analyst ^__^
6. A Color: wth. quartz? (i've seen it as a color before...)
7. Something you wear: quilted jacket *beams proudly at self*
8. A Beverage: Qoo (that pokka drink with the cute animal mascot)
9. A Food: qi-shui (okay totally cheating here, but Q is bloody hard okay!!!)
10. Something found in a bathroom: *throws hands up in the air* quartered tissue pieces... (am trying to be creative ^^;;;)
11. A place: Queenstown
12. A Reason for being late: Quizzes... =)
13. Something you shout: QUIT IT!!!! =)

*phew* done =) Now we need someone with a Z name to try this.. =)
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Take the free personality test!

thought i'd try this again since PL put it up. Nope, nothing has changed =) hahahaha Though really, i think i've gotten a lot more realistic, compared to that description.
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i rather love music memes, probably because music is something that is so close to my heart... found this one off the internet. THe only problem is trying to factor in the song titles with asian characters....

Here’s a music meme to reflect how eclectic your music collection might be. I call it Alphabet Song. Put your music library in alphabetical order by song, then take the first song for each letter of the alphabet. No repeat artists. Tag five people then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves.

nb. leaving out those titles with japanese/chinese characters, and those with weird character starters. Also taking out the classical music, else i'm going to have all those B flat majors and A flat minors in my quiz... ^^;;; (i tried. B, C, D, E were all chopin ^^;;;)

A - A Bad Dream - Keane
B - B.G.B. (boogin' groovin' boogie) - V6
C - C U When U Get There - Coolio
D - D Is For Dangerous - Arctic Monkeys
E - Early Summer - Yu Takami (Hanakim OST)
F - F -Germ- - JILS
G - G. Luna Sea
H - H1 Grand Prix - Cat In The Red Boots OST
I - I <3 NY - Nevermind (Glay alter-ego)
J - J.E. 1960 - Ryuichi Kawamura
K - Ka - UN
L - L.S.F. - Mark Ronson feat. The Dapthane Horns
M - Ma Cherie - Malice Mizer
N - Na Jiu Zhe Yang Ba (i.e. let's let it be)- Power Station
O - O Holy Night - Josh Groban
P - P.A.F. feat pata - X Japan
Q - Q - Sugizo
R - Rabbit Band - Mirrormask OST
S - 'S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald
T - T.T. Groove - Hide
U - U + Ur Hand - PINK
V - Vacant - Dream Theatre
W - W.S.D - Suede
X - X&Y - Coldplay
Y - Ya Never Know - Googoo Dolls
Z - Zenbu Dakishimete - The Kinki Kids
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an even more hilarious meme, gacked from dearest en. Do read her answers, because she got some really hilarious ones. On a wet xmas eve, the best thing to do is stay at home and do silly music memes =) Skipping the classical and non english song titles for this one. =)

1. Put your iTunes/Napster/Zune Player/WinAmp/etc on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 or more friends who might enjoy doing this as well as the person you got it from.

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
Way To Fall - Starsailor

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Antichrist Television Blues - Arcade Fire
- er. I think it means I'm non religious, moody, and have a penchant for drama. =)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Run To Me - The Beegees

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
More Than Words Can Say - Alias
- haha. i guess the current lack of things happening is indescribable

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Super Drive - Gravitation
- HAHAHAHA. Per the song, i think i'm on some form of helium and steroids..

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Filmstar - Suede
- *preens*

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
All I Have - AJ Croce
- that's rather flattering =)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Will You Still Love Me - Chicago

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Damn Girl - Justin Timberlake
- O_O i didnt' even know i had this song. that's what happens when you have 60 gb of music... hahaha. But damn right. haha.

WHAT IS 2+2?
Clear Spot - The Pernice Brothers
- i think it's trying to say 2+2 = 0. LOL

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
WINDOW - Pierrot
- window to my soul, maybe? lol

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
When It's Over - Sugar Ray
- i think my outlook on love is rather bleak at the moment lol

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Checkin' In - AJ Croce
- i is flummoxed. O_o

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
The White Tree - Howard Shore
- erk. that's, that's...not even a human!!!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie.
- the song says not to play with major tom. That and the fact it's david bowie disturbs me.

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Gipsy - Lareine
- i.e. they think i'm a hopeless mess with no real aim. LOL

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Split Me Wide Open - The Bravery
- i can't decide if this is something kinky or something brutal. lol

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
I'm Yours (Nightmare Mix) - Glay
- Suitably freaky, i think. lol Could wake the dead

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
When I Return - The Feeling
- that doesn't answer the question!!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Interlude - Muse

WHAT´S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
SHINE - L'arc En Ciel
- maybe my winamp likes to answer in opposites.. love this song, btw

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Really Good Time, A - Roxy Music

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Any Other Way - Backstreet Boys
- *embarrassed*

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Someday - FAKE

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Celebration - Ina+Pata+heath
- I swear i'm not that ridiculously emotional haha

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Living Inside Your Love - Earl Klugh
- what is this song?!! *puzzled*

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Pressing On - John Doe

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Miz'erable - Gackt
- =_=;;;;

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
IMITATION - Luna Sea

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
I Could Make A Living Out Of Loving You - Bon Jovi

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Honey - L'arc En Ciel
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:42 pm

Meme

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from pl's blog, because i have nothing better to do on xmas =)

1. Where did your LJ handle come from?
Eh, Janny Wurts' Wars of Light And Darkness series - pavarians being elves/unicorns/centaurs in the universe... *sheepish grin* i didn't know what to choose! My mind was blank! And that was what i was reading at the time so... ^^;;;;;

2. How do you style your hair?
For work, a pony tail. Most times I'm lazy and i just leave it untied, some form of fashionable mess. LOL

3. What is making you upset right now?
Hm, the fact that i woke up late enough to not make it in time for the xmas shopping events. And that all my friends are not around. *sigh*

4. What are you currently reading?
I just finished re-reading Underwater Light, one of my old HD favourites. About to start on the new stuff over at hd_holidays. =)

5. Do you need music to study/write?
To study it's usually silence or Pandora's 'romantic piano' radio playing in the background. Anything lyrical will make me lose concentration... However to write i usually play my favourite songs. =)

6. What was the last song on your playlist?
er, being that i'm currently listening to viva la vida (coldplay) radio on pandora, i think the song currently playing is....The Adventure by Angels & Airwaves.

7. What was your first car?
Metal grey corolla LE, christened Temeraire =)

8. Do you have a crush at the moment?
if you count the usual 2D/celebrity crushes, yeah. lol

9. What is your favorite movie genre?
Fantasy, and then sci fiction/british period stuff, and good comedies.

10. What was the last thing you ate today?
*sheepish grin* indomee with microwave chicken fingers.... ^^;;;;

11. What’s your morning routine?
Wake up, wash up, dress up, make up, go work. lol

12. What websites do you visit daily?
Gmail and iGoogle (which includes all my newsfeeds and google reader).

13. What’s your favorite food?
Japanese, too.

14. Which languages do you wish you spoke?
Japanese, french (well, better than what i'm currently capable of, in any case), german.

15. What do you want for Christmas?
the talent to draw/paint and the skills to be a rock star (i.e. guitar playing, music composing), and perhaps better piano playing...

16. Do you swear a lot?
When i get agitated yes. ^^;

17. Who was your childhood idol?
I can't remember!!! Probably my dad.

18. Where would you like your next holiday to be?
Japan! Where else?

19. What do you do to fall asleep?
I just sleep.... ^^;;;; or if i really need to, listen to luna sea's In Silence and Gackt's unplugged album.

20. Tell me something you love about the person who tagged you.
I think pl didn't tag me, but i love her anyway cos she's awesome =)
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Dec. 5th, 2008 08:09 pm

Lyric Meme

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From pl...

Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

English only, since I can't translate japanese..

Oh, this is the start of something good

You belong among the wild flowers
Oh where oh were could my baby be

Come on and take a walk outside
Never think to ever look around
Well let me tell you something let me tell you so
To lead a better life I need my love to be here...

Something in the way she moves
I think I'm drowning
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
I would like to visit you for a while

Hey, what's the big idea?

Beautiful dawn - lights up the shore for me.
When the world leaves you feeling blue
I walked across an empty land

Now Vince was a lovable stoner

this is the last time
I get home from work and you're still standing in your dressing gown
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
I'm shaking and aching and talking to the sky

Babydoll do you believe they'll catch you when you fall

1. Suede - Beautiful Loser
2. Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
3. Hyde - Hideaway (well, the first line was in english so.... ^^)
4. The Pernice Brothers - Overcome by Happiness
5. The Fratellis - Acid Jazz Singer
6. The Beatles - Here, There, and Everywhere
7. The Beatles - Something
8. Muse - Time Is Running Out
9. The Beatles - Yesterday
10. Savage Garden - I Don't Know You Anymore
11. Mika - Lollipop
12. James Blunt - High
13. SClub-7 - Reach
14. Keane - Somewhere only we know
15. The Fratellis - Vince the Loveable Stoner
16. Dishwalla - Angels or Devils
17. Radiohead - Black Star
18. Billy Joel - Pianoman
19. Tears - Beautiful Pain
20. The Fratellis - Babydoll
21. Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through

There you go...I indented where i thought it made sense. surprisingly coherent lyrics LOL Very cool =) En-en, i chooooose youuuuu!!! (to do this meme =)) Starlighter too =)

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Here's the chinese version, because i was curious - it's kinda weird, but aurally pleasing. lol. I also realised i have more japanese + english songs than chinese songs in my 8gb ipod playlist ^^;;;;

我能想像 远方的路旁

一盏黄黄旧旧的灯 时间在旁闷不吭声
有一天 我在想 我到底算是个什么东西
为什么奶昔不甜
没想过爱情会下落不明
我们之间闯进了贼
放肆的尽情挥霍 -> like how this matches the one before
像从恶梦中醒来
你说我让你看不清楚
夜,黑夜,寂寞的夜里
问你问我问他 到底谁对谁错
Early in the morning I put breakfast at your table
你又想起某個夏天 熱鬧海岸線
难以忘记初次见你,一双迷人眼睛
吃饭吃到睡了
我需要一个天堂才能够放下你睡过的床
冷咖啡离开了杯垫
Lydia 迷离的眼眶
走出去就有路,瞬间就有富
在距离三公里的位置 我在这里
我们都是泡沫,轻轻一碰就破
我突然觉得有点怕 爱跟生活的一切

1. 回到过去 - jay chou
2. 人生海海 - mayday
3. happy birth day - ashin
4. 适应 - milubing
5. 寂寞邊界 - nicholas teo
6. 牙关 - mayday
7. 我在哭 - jam hsiao
8. 男人不该让女人流泪 - william so
9。 听不到 - mayday
10. Blues - jam hsiao
11. superwoman - gary cao
12. 少年 - gary cao + guang liang
12. 情非得以 - harlem yu
13. 突然累了 - JJ Lin
14. 天亮说晚安 - daniel chan
15. 不能说的秘密 - jay chou
16. Lydia - FIR
17. 出路 - power station
18. 距离 - jj lin
19. 简简单单 - jj lin
20. 害怕 - jj lin
21. 收藏 - jam hsiao
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from PL's blog. I'm not surprised about the color, considering how blue
is my favorite color... Your rainbow is strongly shaded blue.


What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate
friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends
and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.
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