05 July 2011

† 大黒摩季: 太陽の国へ行こうよ すぐに ~空飛ぶ夢に乗って~ †

歌手: 大黒摩季
作詞: 大黒摩季
作曲: 大野愛果

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いずれするつもり… と
そして今日がまた終わってゆく
"理想的"が見つかるまでは
現実を愛してる

安らぎが欲しいー!!精神的に
心裸にして なごみある日々を探しに

太陽の国へ行こうよ すぐに
空飛ぶ夢に乗って 宇宙を走る
奇跡の予感があふれる街に
君を見つけに行くよ
未来が好きになりそう

いつしか慣れて行くんだ
常識 成り行き 受け身 調和 思い入れ
ささいな事に 心揺れるのは
疲れてる証拠ね

夢中で 一人走りすぎて
気付いたら 私の車だけ

太陽の国へ行こうよ すぐに
暗闇抜けて 惑星めざし
自由な時代の 心地よい束縛 求め
世界はパレードのように
色を変えて誘う

太陽の国へ行こうよ すぐに
暗闇抜けて 惑星めざし
自由な時代の 心地よい束縛 求め
世界はパレードのように
色を変えて誘う

太陽の国へ行こうよ すぐに
空飛ぶ夢に乗って 宇宙を走る
奇跡の予感があふれる街に
君を見つけに行くよ
未来が好きになりそう

24 June 2011

† Matt Rach: The Rising Young French Guitarist †

Matthew Rachmajda, also known as Matt Rach, born February 15, 1991, is a young French guitarist, who has become well-known in the internet especially in YouTube with videos of him performing his own composed music.

MattRach has been playing the guitar since he was eight years old and has been in a band since 2003. He is so talented that he can play at many music instruments and that makes himself the bassist, guitarist, drummer, keyboardist and accoustic guitarist of his self-composed music. Below are my most favourited videos of Matt Rach performing his music.

Title: Exotic Rain

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A great music with fantastic bass arrangement plus a hang drum playing along in the intro.

Title: Run Or Die

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A cute and cheerful arrangement where Matt plays his banjo with his full-of-expression face.

Matt is truly a gifted and talented guy in which he possessed the ability to play, to compose and to express himself through music. It won't take long for him to reach international level and perhaps in a few years time you might see him appears in television as well as magazines.

23 June 2011

† Sparking: For Those Who Fight The Business World †



Title: Sparking
Performed by: Tom Leonard, Jeff Pescetto
I'm here now
I'm doing the best I can
Where are you now?
Did your dreams come true?
Here we go

Get up, Get up
Sparking!
Get up
Sparking!

What does the word "peace" mean?
There should only be a smiling face?
Answer me, reticent God
But the sun rises again
When will that time return?
Swear you won't give up

Break out
Everything day by day
Freak out
Anything step by step
Leave the sin and let me know leave the sin
Break down
Make my story
Get down
They are called history
My heartbeat gonna be faster
Shout, Shout, Shout, Shout Soul

Destiny or deadly
I don't care which on'es walking this way
They're nothing together
What if I go back to zero?

Get power of infinity
All meen together make one man at the time of an important decision
Please do not lose your vision
You're the one. Show me only your dance in earnest
Even if wrapped in darkness
Light is beyond the horizon

Sparking!
Believe your own energy
Super King!
Get by my hands
Sparking!
Now, open your wing
Super King!
You can do it
Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up
To the top of the world
Sparking!

22 June 2011

† Joyful Selection: Cheap Guitar + Cheap Hard Cover †

What a joy! I've managed to buy this guitar plus a cover combo at the price of RM350 only: semi-acoustic guitar RM190, hard case cover RM160 and it comes to a total of RM350.

Nicely crafted design and colour. Although its not an expensive Ibanez or Fender guitar, I still love it very much.

The good thing about it is that, its my favourite turtle back design. I've been wanting to own such guitar since my childhood and finally I've got one!

Simplicity makes perfection. There's no hankey bankey designs or graphite on the cover and this is what makes it looks original.

02 June 2011

† UNISEM: Time For Revival? †

UNISEM, a company listed on The Main Board of K.L.S.E and also a world class semiconductor assembly.

UNISEM has recently dropped so badly like a waterfall. The effect of the weakening dollar against emerging market currencies will make it less attractive for semiconductor companies to outsource. Since most Malaysian semiconductor companies depend on outsourcing contracts from major integrated devices manufacturers from the US, these companies may lose their competitive edge in the longer term if the rising trend of the ringgit is not reversed. In short, drop of US dollar = drop of UNISEM value.

Fundamental analysis has shown decline in the revenue by 11.9% compared to last year. This may be a sad case to most buyers but look at the bright side, the narrowing of Bollinger Bands, low RSI and the rising trend of MACD as shown in the technical analysis diagram above might show a possibility of positive turning.

UNISEM, a ball that bounces back or a knife that cut through your hand when you hold it? If I can give you an answer here, I'll be definitely a God. Nobody knows the future. In the longer run, if the US dollar stays at this level, it might be a difficult situation for UNISEM to rise. The bad/good news is that, the rise of Malaysian Ringgit is not expected to slow down that soon. Hence, companies like UNISEM which trade in dollar terms should buckle up for a more challenging future.

31 May 2011

† Darkest Moment †

The darkest moment of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon as an inspiration to remind us, and to strengthen us.

24 May 2011

† Evolution of Party Music †

It is interesting to see how party music has evolved over time. Different era has different taste of party music. Lets observe the evolution.

1. 1950's, the era of twist and turn.
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The music style seems to be light and easy. Light rock and roll brought much influence in the 50's music culture.
Little Richard - Tutti Fruitti [download here]

2. 1960's, the era of rock and roll.
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There are not much differences between these 2 era. However, the music culture began to focus more in the group bands such as the popular Beatles.
Lesley Gore - It's My Party [download here]

3. 1970's, the era of disco and dancing.
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Disco genre started to bloom in the 70's. In 1977, 'Saturday Night Fever' had the effect of setting off disco mania in the society.
Trammps - Disco Inferno [download here]

4. 1980's, the era of synthesizer.
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Rock, hard rock, soft rock or pop, these genre are commonly associated with the use of synthesizer. A memorable and distinguishable era.
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy [download here]

5. 1990's, the era of boy bands.
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The term 'boyband' was not defined until the 90's. More often or not, the boy band members do not play any music instrument but only know how to sing.
911 - Party People Friday Night [download here]

6. 2000's, the era of hip hop and R&B.
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Hip hop and R&B dominated popular music in the 2000's. These genre were often played in the clubs and pubs. There's no wonder Justin Timberlake left N'Sync and goes into R&B.
Madonna feat. Justin - 4 Mintues [download here]

7. 2010's, the era of techno and robotonic.
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Most of the party music in the 2010's are somehow full of techno beats and so much related to 'enjoying life', 'party day and night' kind of theme.
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem [download here]

15 May 2011

† What Makes A Good Logo? Can Malaysia Do It? †

What makes a good logo? It has to look good in black and white or in colors, be eye catching and distinguishable in all sizes whether you're seeing it from far or in the dark. Most importantly, it has to be able to make a quick impression and easy to remember.

1. Simple: Simple logos are often easily recognized, and such logos are a powerful tool to catch people's attention. Just remember K.I.S.S: Keep It Simple & Stupid, and people will remember it forever.

2. Memorable: How many people do not know McDonald's? It seems ridiculous for those who don't know about it. Nice burgers, nice services and nice logo.

3. Timeless: In order to have a strong logo, one must make sure that the logo is fashion-proof and indestructible over time.

4. Versatile: Even if you print the logo inversely, can the public recognize your logo? A good logo should be able to work both in horizontal and vertical formats.

5. Appropriate: Appropriateness for its intended purpose is very important. If you're designing a logo for a shop that sells toy, the logo need to look cheerful, colorful and fun.

Other examples in Malaysia:
A good example here it is, the Alpha.com Pharmacy. Simple and easy to remember logo.

Here's a really bad example of logo. How many people can remember such sophisticated nature of the logo? First of all, the word and the cat-like logo are too congested and clumped together. Secondly, this logo is so hard to be remembered. Malaysian government, seriously 'clever' aren't they? There's no wonder this car company can never reach a world class standard.

10 May 2011

† How To Fail Your Exams In No Time †

I didn't expect there are so many ways to fail your exam papers in such interesting manners.

1. Nonsense Excuses:
Make it crazy. Tell your teacher why you can't answer the questions.




2. Do Your Utterly Best
If you can't answer, might as well just give your best shot!



3. Act Pity
Make your teacher feel guilty for failing you. Perhaps you can survive.


4. Threaten Your Teacher
Show that you're the man. Don't mess with you or else your teacher will taste your anger.


5. Self Entertainment
Create your own maze instead of cracking your brain for the solution of these questions.


6. Don't Give A Fuck
Like it or not, here's the answer.



Credited to: http://zerooutoffive.blogspot.com/


02 May 2011

† Steps For Investment Via Martin Wong's Book †

There are many great books about investment and trading available in MPH, POPULAR and BORDERS but Martin Wong's books attracted my attention instead.

For your information, the author Martin Wong is a leading expert on stocks and futures in the Malaysian stocks, futures and commodities market. He is also an active trader/investigator and manages his clients' fund and regularly beats market averages. Other than writing books and trading, he also conducts seminars/workshops on trading and investment approaches. (source: http://www.traderstruthrevealed.com/)

SUPERCHARGE: Your Investing Approach For Big Profits
Very good piece of book. Why? Most investment books focus either on Fundamental or Technical Analysis but Martin Wong's book goes by combining both of these analysis, thus producing a synergistic impact on your decision while doing trading. Really superb! Of course if you're new to FA or TA, its better that you start all your basic via Pauline Wong's I Love Stocks or Investopedia. Remember this is not a book for a sure-win trading, but its more like a guideline for you to refer whenever you're doubting your decision in the share market. If you're a person who loves short term or intermediate trading, I think it is worth your RM39.90 to buy this book and refer to.

DIVIDENDS DON'T LIE: Finding Value In Bursa Malaysia Blue Chip Stocks
Another great piece of work by Martin Wong, teaching us how to value and evaluate blue chip company in Malaysia. Why blue chip company? Even if properties prices were to fall, blue chip company would recover and find their way back to the top. Martin Wong's book teaches us to locate blue chip stocks and he clearly stated that dividends are telling us how tough a company can be. If you're a long term investor who seeks low risk investment, I think you should spend your RM39.90 to buy this book as your reference.

My Thoughts: reading books about investment and share market is merely a guidance for yourself and it won't do you any good if you don't practice it in real-time.


17 April 2011

† Music Is Part of Me †

I found my drum sticks in the cupboard filled with dust. My Tama, Vic Firth, Zildjian and Vater sticks: I've left you guys for years and I missed you guys. Its time to rock and I've decided to get myself involved in the music team once again.

Get to know my drum sticks.
 

02 February 2011

10 December 2010

† Disney Music: Rapunzel OST Download †

I've received a few messages and e-mails requesting for the soundtracks of Rapunzel. So here's the songs I've uploaded as requested. Enjoy!

The story begins, Rapunzel doing her chores everyday.
1. Rapunzel OST - When Will My Life Begin [listen/download here]

Having fun with the gangsters with dreams.
2. Rapunzel OST - I've Got A Dream [listen/download here]

Discovering Rapunzel's healing power.
3. Rapunzel OST - Healing Incantation [listen/download here]

Having fun in the city.
4. Rapunzel OST - Kingdom Dance [listen/download here]

Lake view, waiting for the lantern.
5. Rapunzel OST - Waiting For The Lights [listen/download here]

The most romantic scene.
6. Rapunzel OST - I See The Lights [listen/download here]

And of course, rosewell that ends well.
7. Rapunzel OST - Kingdom Celebration [listen/download here]