Sarabande - In Unison

Beautiful as the Melody, Paced out as Choreographed, Synchronized to the Beat... Fast or Slow, it's in Unison

Friday, March 24, 2006

Orange Days

4 factors that made me decided to carry on watching this show.

  1. The introduction on the show: This is a show describing undergrads in their final year. (Hey, that's me!)
  2. The main female character is hearing-impaired and uses sign language. Another coincidence! I'm interested in sign language. So here's a chance to learn Jap sign language other than SEE.
  3. This character is also a musician. Plays the violin. And I love violin music, yeah Vivaldi, Bach. (2nd to piano)
  4. One character was from the previous show I watched.
So, I was attracted to the show. And yup, this show, which I checked out later, had a very high viewership of 17.4% in Japan. (yes yes, Bren, know you gonna knock my head for not doing project)

The female lead character is a pretty(,) straight forward person. Expresses her emotions freely there and then. Candid and bright in nature.

She is sensible (most of the time), provided she did not overlook the fact that she has to trust other people.

I find that she has a very interesting and joyful personality. Attractive in its own way.

I'm always going "what the..." in my head when I saw the stuffs she did. Really. It's funny how easy-going she is and yet nerve-wrecking at the same time.

What to say about this guy...erm Handsome. This fellow pursues his dream job and of course his dream girl. Encouraging and Standing by her.

I guess in the end the show focus more on their relationship rather than Final year Uni life. But the way the plot develops, it was really smooth, from encounter, assigned to help her, blunders/ hic-cups...falling in love...(no spoilers intended). It feels like I'm watching an extended movie.

I would say the whole cast makes a tremendous effort in learning sign language and I learnt quite a fair bit too, the Jap style. :-) Cool rite?

Plus another cool stuff was the female character was also a genius in piano. Wow, can you believe it, I got to listen to 2 of my favorite instruments in one show!

A surprise discovery I had was this show was actually written by Kitagawa Eriko. The same writer who wrote some of my other favorites: Long Vacation & Beautiful Life.

And I'm looking forward to graduation too! 34 days to go!
Tabloids: The lead actor and actress got together in real life after the show (still together now) And this also means that the guy ditched his girlfriend (Yuka) and she ditched her boyfriend (Issa from Da Pump). Well all these are just gossips and rumors. I'm not sure what exactly happen. :P


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Alive and Youthful

Had many misses in the past.
If I choose one, I can't choose the other.
Time doesn't turn back or stop.
I only have one lifetime to live my life.

And I wonder, really wonder
what does Life have install for me?

Ups and downs and circling,
I continue to live day by day.
Different stages of life, I adopt a different attitude.

Now, I wish I could experience the worldly affairs,
experience the vibrant worldly culture.
Prepared to fall in the pit-holes, prepared to rise to the occasion.
Because I believe, as long as I'm alive,
I can always live a better tomorrow.

The way I sound, I sound ignorant.
The way I feel about each day and encounter,
I just feel funny.
Of course, at the very moment, I felt otherwise.
Can't help it, isn't it?
I'm still want to be emotional, tells me I'm still alive and human.
When I feel calmer and steadier,
Can't help but give each of them a silly smile.
Life's just being wonderful in its own way, isn't it?
It can be.

In the end, I might just end up with nothing
but memories of everyone and everything.
But it's still worth it, as long in the end,
I don't feel lonely.

So, bring it on...


Now, I'm going to meet you

A different poster. and of course, how can I miss out...

The lead actress. hmm, Mona Lisa 'smile' (",)
Anyway, still a beauty.

Maybe it is a dream,
No, it is not any dream.
My destiny is to get married to Takumi,
give birth to Yuuji
and leave this world when Yuuji is six.
If i choose not to be married to Takumi,
maybe I can live a different life.
No matter how many times I can live,
how many times I can change,
I'll still choose the same path.
My happiness is due to the fact that I can be with you.
That's why, now, I'm going to meet you.
Aio Mio (19)


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Be With You



The lead actress is a beauty. This is what i call simply simple beauty or beauty shining through simplicity. (",)
Wonderful Wide Smile & Beautiful Big Eyes.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

I'm a right brainer!!!

I'm a right brainer!!!

Most right-brained people like you are flexible in many realms of their lives. Whether picking up on the nuances of musical concerto, appreciating the subtle details in a work of art, or seeing the world from a different perspective, right-brained people are creative, imaginative, and attuned to their surroundings.

People probably see your thinking process as boundless, and that might translate to your physical surroundings as well. Some people think of you as messier than others. It's not that you're disorganized, it's just that you might use different systems to organize (by theme, by subject, by color). Straight alphabetization and rigidly ordered folders are not typical of right-brained behavior.

You are also more intuitive than many. When it comes to reading literature, you probably prefer creative writing or fiction over nonfiction. And when it comes to doing math, you might find you enjoy geometry more than other forms like algebra.
But I'm an engineer.

But this coincides more with what was been told to me. I have a talent for appreciation of beauty, arts and I am creative. Now, am I an engineer?




This means you have an uncanny ability to look into the future and know ahead of time what is going to happen. You might, for instance, simply know that you're going to get that job before the interview even happens with a certainty that exceeds what you would expect to have simply knowing the facts of the situation. You might have a sense of dread before going out for the evening only to later have a flat tire on your way home. These little hunches are easy to ignore but for you especially, quite often lead to a true prediction of what is going to happen. These predictions can be used to generate positive outcomes, and the more you know about how to use your talent, the more you will be able to distinguish between fantasy of the future and an actual reality you are seeing happen, before it has actually happened.
My hidden ability to be tapped. =)


Friday, March 10, 2006

CN4 - Graduation Class 2006

My uni classmates of 4 years!
We slogged through lab reports, put up with nonsensical modules (lecturers too)....
The final moment is about to come.

We had our little taste of how is it like to feel like a graduate at the FYP Poster Presentation. Seeing all our work for research are finally done and presented, guess all of us felt relieved.

so now is Design Project, Exams, Commencement.

45 more days to graduation!!!


Poster presenation Day 1

Finally the day of Poster Presentation.
Finally the day which I can say "tomorrow is the last day of Research Project".

Really glad that my RP turns out well and all thanks to the post-graduate I worked with.

A tediuos process but seems like the work proves very useful to my supervisor and his group.

Well, no more DFT for the moment.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

At the Playground

The see-saw went up and down.
Not stopping for a moment as long as there are two.
but still, it's only ups and downs.

One left, the girl left.
The second one, the boy sighed.
He saw the other kids playing in the playground.
Playing they were, though he didn't know what.
Cos his thoughts were not there.
He stayed.

He couldn't play on his own.
But he stayed.

The girl came back, and the game continued.
But it's different now.
So much for ups and downs,
the boy thought.

"I'm going off. See you next time."
Though very much I want to say,

"My biggest reward is to see you smile and hear you laugh.
Knowing that you are happy and cared for.
I Know that life is cruel and yours is unsmooth
That's why I'm here to show you
how life can be good
when someone cares."

The see-saw is meant for two but then it can only be ups and downs.
Did you do the Procedures I told u? you need to allocate some time doing it. 12days vipasanna, detailed and guided, will be good to go.



really thinks Corrinne May writes very well. Very meaningful lyrics and beautifully portrays lots of thoughts and feelings. This song was co-written with Carole Bayer Sager.


Sometimes I wonder what lies ahead
How long till my hunger is fed
They say it's hard to make it in this part of town
So many people on this merry-go-round

Some folks try astrology
Some turn to crystal balls
To find an answer,
To get through it all
I just fall on my knees and I try to pray
In the silence I can hear Him say

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign
Everything in its time

I often feel like I'm two steps behind
Somebody must have moved that finish line
There are a thousand reasons
Why I should give up
But I'm stubborn in the things I believe

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign

'cause maybe there's another plan
One I still can't see
A little surprise, like your love in my life
Funny how time changes how we see

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign
Everything in its time
Everything in its time

And yes, patience is what I need to hold on too.



By: Coldplay

Oh no, I see
A spiderweb is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
And thought of all the stupid things I'd said

Oh no, what's this?
A spiderweb and I'm caught in the middle
So I turned to run
And thought of all the stupid things I'd done

And I never meant to cause you trouble
And I never never meant to do you wrong
Ah, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh no, I never meant to do you harm

Oh no, I see
A spiderweb and it's me in the middle
So I twist and turn
But here am I in my little bubble


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Am I a Peacemaker?

"I am at peace"

Peacemakers are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

  • If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure.
  • I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advatage of this.
  • Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit.
  • Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally.
  • Ask me questions to help me get clear.
  • Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery.
  • Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings.
  • I like a good discussion but not a confrontation.
  • Let me know you like what I've done or said.
  • Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life.

What I Like About Being a Nine

  • being nonjudgmental and accepting
  • caring for and being concerned about others
  • being able to relax and have a good time
  • knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around
  • my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator
  • my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now
  • being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

What's Hard About Being a Nine

  • being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive
  • being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline
  • being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally
  • being confused about what I really want
  • caring too much about what others will think of me
  • not being listened to or taken seriously

Nines as Children Often

  • feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant
  • tune out a lot, especially when others argue
  • are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves

Nines as Parents

  • are supportive, kind, and warm
  • are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective
Surprisingly, I found this simple test highly accurate.