The Meaning of Music

July 31, 2007 4

The easiest way to understand (and therefore appreciate) the meaning of a piece of music is through lyrics. Which is why I felt that lyrics are more important in a song than the melody. And though sometimes you would enjoy the instrumental version of a…

More. Drive.

July 29, 2007 0

After I started searching actively for a car of my own, I began to notice so much more car-related stuffs. Like I spot a car on the road, when I walked across car parks, or when I was driving (my dad’s car) I’ll look at…

The Third Month

July 25, 2007 0

Mayenne now enters her third month since birth. She was quite a terror over the weekend, and we can’t figure out why. She refused to eat much, and she wails pitifully. Sometimes, cradling works, but at times, she would make the kind of cries that…

Test. Drive.

July 24, 2007 1

I never thought I would have to resort to this… I mean, getting a car of my own. I’m never an advocate for car ownership, even though I was brought up with a family car all along. Despite, I was trained to take public transport,…

“I Am Real” (我是真的) is a classic Mandarin pop song that is very popular in 1995-96. Sung by the Prince of Ballad, Jeff Chang 张信哲, he was then THE artiste that epitomises love songs. Huirong had just revamped her blog site with a new template,…

CNN interviews Jack Neo recently and it’s worth a watch as he speaks about censorship, his origins, and the local Singlish. Videos in 3 parts Full interview transcript

Every time someone calls Mayenne “Little Girl”, I am reminded of Kevin’s latest single. A pity it has nothing to do with a little baby girl, but about grown-up relationships, which is kind of mature. If only my albums (or singles) are so cheap, I…

Chester and Chester

July 12, 2007 0

I’ve generally enjoyed the privilege of having a unique English name. My first brush with my namesake was in secondary school, when I found out there’s a “Chester Lee” from the same grade but different class. Occasionally I would find my name being mentioned in…

A Tissue Affair

July 10, 2007 0

My colleague, Ching Wei, has always been quite irritated with people who use tissue paper pack to reserve seats in food courts. He joked that he’ll teach someone a lesson some day. “Some day” is today. We went to SingTel Comcentre canteen at Killiney Road…

10 minutes ago I was just saying hi to Kevin Dejiang on MSN, and he told me that he was hosting radio, so I decided to tune in to the radio on Internet and told him about it. Moments later, he mentioned my name on…

There are 6.6 billion people on Earth today (6,602,224,175 as of July 2007 according to CIA website – google “world population”). And if 0.1% of these people are great singers, you have 6 million people to listen to. But there is no way for everyone…

Being Plastic

July 7, 2007 0

I was meant to write this post at 5pm, but I have been trying to pacify baby. Only one thing to say: SHE DOESN’T SLEEP. I just read somewhere that babies doesn’t know how to sleep. They need someone to put them to sleep. So…

Yukie Nishimura is known fondly as ‘The Piano Beauty’ 鋼琴美人 in Asia. She is a veteran New Age composer and is one who inspires my compositional style. In the early 1990s, her albums were easily available in Singapore, but from the late 90s, her albums…

Before I start, I have to show you this funny video clip, Bollywood ‘Thriller’ with English phonetic subtitles! What do I mean? Just watch! It’s ingenious, they even have my name in it! After 2 months of planning, I finally watched TRANSFORMERS with good friends…