Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ear candy but sweet on the lips too ...

If you perceive music more than just a single sensory indulgence, when you listen to this, you may have the sensation of sinking your teeth into a sinfully luxurious Boston creme pie on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

And if that was Boston Creme, the one below is more along the lines of dark chocolate mousse.

Belladonna (Ephemera, #2)Belladonna by Anne Bishop

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I did not like Anne Bishop's style or the universe she created. I find her unnecessarily convoluted and her storyline unsatisfying. The characters feel like caricatures to me; basically, the protagonist is the textbook definition of a Mary Sue, in my humble opinion.

Am I too harsh? Maybe I got spoiled by Patricia Briggs' sword-and-sorcery books that have the plots tightly woven peopled with engaging characters. But then again, sword-and-sorcery is not a favourite genre of mine anyway.

Ri, jangan marah ya. Nanti kena jual. :p

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Selamat Hari Malaysia!

48 years ago on this date the Federation of Malay States, Singapore (until the secession in 1965) and Sabah and Sarawak decided to come together to form the great nation we now know as Malaysia.

Stolen in its entirety from Freddie Kevin.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray to God my soul to keep
Should I die before I wake
I pray to God my soul to take

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray to God my country do success reap
Should I die before I wake
I pray to God a peaceful land my country make

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray to God my children's love for country deep
Should I die before I wake
I pray to God bless my country future generation's sake

Original post is here.

Happy Malaysia Day!

Book Response: Deepest Kiss of Winter

Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #4.5)Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I read this, hoping against hope that I'd find 2 new authors to read. Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter are prodigiously productive, but alas, it was not to be.

(Under cut for spoilery spoilers)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Traipsing down memory lane ...

I was eleven the first time I listened to this song. Although I was a callow child with little understanding of romantic notions, but the sincere emotions illuminated by a sweet melody and illustrated by prosaic lyrics really struck me. The song evoked a visceral reaction in me and I remember going to school, humming this song and trying to recapture the sensation I experience even from the opening bar of the song.

Since then, I have been a fan of Robert Palmer and am working towards collecting his discography. He was a talented musician and singer who delved in genres from pop to progressive rock to swing and jazz. But I love him best when he croons love sweet nothings.

Now, I all I need to do is find a guy who will dedicate this song to me. *grin*

Monday, September 5, 2011


Hahahahah ... now that it is no longer Ramadhan, I can post this picture.

So ... which number are you? Either one.


Rhythm mechanical

I have a tendency of loading video clips without watching; when immersing self into auditory bliss, visual input is not needed. When I listen to this video, I just get this strangest floating sensation ... pleasant and yet eerie.

And then I actually watched the video.

Video below cut for disturbing theme. You have been warned.