Monday, November 30, 2009

Lets run towards the sunset!

lilalienations: i lent my GTO drama set to someone(whom i can't remember) and realised it hasn't been returned...:( oo. sad....if any of you find an unidentified owner GTO pls return.:) haha...

"Lets run towards the sunset!"
"Lets play kick the Can!"
If any of these quotes come familiar to you...then you must be a fan or have catch Gokusen before, but definitely, all these quotes in the show were in Jap...they are just english translations....except for the two in the middle....

Last week...(?) jy and I went down to catch Gokusen...Yayness!:) i was wondering who to call to catch this show with..because not many people i know watch Jap shows and i definitely know of no one who has told me they have watched Gokusen drama i was cracking my head whoooo to call....because I was sooooo wanting to watch the movie finale to the series. I've been wanting to watch it ever since i was studying for my exam.....So i was absolutely relieved and very happy when Jy told me she was intending on catching the show when i asked her about it. She was one of the few people who go for yay! she agreed!:) and i could happily watch the show i've been wanting to catch!

Here's a little background info.
Gokusen originated from a manga. Theres a anime series and then drama seasons 1,2,3, sp and the finale with a movie. You can read more from the wiki site.
For more movie info you can go here*

Though some would argue that the running storyline for this drama is all the same, idealistic teacher saving her students, teaching them the good from the bad...blah blah...but that won't make it any of a lesser good show, would it? It has in the running for around 7 years starting out the drama in 2002, and it won quite a few television awards....The main lead Yankumi acted out by Yukie Nakama won quite a few awards on her own for the portrayal of the role as a Yakuza descendant teacher.

For me, i have to admit...i'm a sucker for shows like this...haha...Let me run through the theme for all 3 drama, special and movie finale.
Kumiko is a descendant of a influencial Yakuza family, everyone hopes she would be next to take over from her grandfather, but she has other plans of being a teacher and her grandfather (not portraying any of those scary yakuza-ness) respects her decision. Thus she goes all out (as some say a idealistic teacher) to teach students, and she happens to only be good with handling deliquent classes.
she thought in 3 different boys school. i wonder why boys school only though? :p
first season leads in 2002, have all come a long way since then...Oguri Shun and Jun Matsumoto two of the leads then have also done Hana Yori Dango and were big hits just recently...
first season screens.
all of her students are delinquents and do not (that's a mild word) trust teachers, and she being a yakuza granddaughter having to keep her family background a secret...all the many obstacles which gives a lot more juice and comedic moments to the movie.
second season of students.
Her respect for each individual makes them learn to trust and respect her....something like that runs throughout all the seasons....but it still just makes me wanna catch it all....:)) not to mention all the handsome guys. ;P right jy? i think she catches it more for the cute guys...? she's happily enjoying the series now after catching the movie with me...she's catching it backwards...haha...never too late to catch nice stuff. ;)
so many different hair colours....
students from the third season who also play a big role in the movie.
wide range of cast being used for and from different seasons.
GTO....female version? a little? maybe? but each have their own merits. :) i still do recommend it. i love both of it GTO and Gokusen...won't wanna compare them;)

One of the biggest difference they have taken out from the manga is that they took out the love story bit. In which is kind of a bittersweet thing...for fans they do hope to at least see something happen or a sort of ending in the finale as the manga does emphasize quite on it, but on the other hand, i thought it was a good thing to not digress the main focus of what the movie (and drama) is trying to emphasize. The spirit of true friendship and learning to be oneself. Two awesome themes in the movie, money is important, cause everyone needs it, but it doesn't make the loyal man stay, you can't pay your way into people's heart.

And the most important bit of the movie i took away was when i heard of Kumiko/Yankumi protecting her students and saying a whole line of what would be a cheesy line if delivered by the unpractised, but she did it touchingly.
two of the main leads in the movie.
Once her student, always her student. In life many of them were past delinquents, they have changed for the better, true, they still fall, still fail, still get into trouble but so what if they fall down and fail? It's ok. It's ok to fail, once, twice, thrice, more, as long as they look around they know they have friends and close people to stand by them, dust them and learn how to carry on again.
ahhh. when she said that i was going *awwwwww*
perhaps reading it does it no may just think some idealistic crap. you should just go catch the movie yourself...;) Teachers to be should catch shows like this...;) heh. Mr Chen are you reading this? hee;P
showing at all GV theatres only...official movie site. kinda useless, unless you understand jap :P

Good things must be shared right? :) So let me share where to find manga scans and anime..:)) for the drama...i watched them waaay back so i can't really remember...jy say its all around..just go search..;)

Here's the trailer!:) there's one with eng subs, but i found the subbing distracting, so i put up the one without it...if interested can click on the one with subs.;)

Go have a little laugh with Gokusen the movie.
Hope you'll have a good laugh just as i did with this feel good comedy.

hee. me and jy after movie...:D
round face round face! hahaha.
will send you the pics soon:)
jy filled up the empty space with a hand sign. smart!
xie xies:)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

sweet sweets. :)

went out with my buggers the other day and was treated by jo...a big thank you. :) it's always totally awesome to get to meet my buggers...even if it's for the slightest reason or no particular reason at all....getting to see each other is the best reason. heh. ;) i'll blog more on that when i have the pics...:)

Look at that big *kling kling* smile!

and that night after such a awesome dinner and starbucks treat with my buggers. my sweet sis gave me a sweet treat which totally sweeten up the already sugary mood night. :) ooo...and she was awesomely kind to wait and meet me at dobhy ghaut station....remembering that this lil alien here, always manages to somehow get lost in that station lols:P

she chosed this super cute big smiley sweets specially to cheer me sweet is that...? :) thanks sis. really. :)

Has various flavours....haven't open them up to eat looks so nicee....bu she de.:P
Lemon. Apple. Orange flavours. and more..
mmmm mmm.


look what i saw while i was at popular today?
colourful handmade clay figurines..!:)
nice and colourful...
it caught my eye because it was a cute and colourful display....
and something more...
it's piggy and sotong!
foooong! are you seeing this? :)
remind me of the one you got someone to make for me for my birthday
Piggy sotong!
Sitting nicely in my cuboard:))
so cute.

Monday, November 23, 2009

thank you.

a phone call came at ard 10pm which lifted my spirits up quite a little. wow. you never know the magic of that little care and concern till you are touched by it. very sweet. :)

thank you man. it may have been a small gesture to you, but still, it was very kind. :)) xie xie ming kor.

and also those who in their own ways shared their love recently. i love All you guys too....

muack muacks. :)
big bug hugs.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

張開雙手擁抱 全世界

Especially liked video timing 2.10 to 2.50 where ashin and masa speaked on their views towards how they see the world. nice. if you can understand mandarin, do look out for that part. :)

I think this was done for a certain magazine(2009天下教育特刊,五月天限量版!)if anyone sees this mag let me know ya.....kinda saw the interview but not in the mood to read it yet....but still going to share it in case anyone wants to have a look...its here, here and here.

Yeaps there you go. :)
after alot of mind whirling stuff, i needed my mayday fix, so this came at a good time.

Expert from the mag:

"經歷過自我懷疑、親人病痛的重重關卡,五月天卻從來不改樂觀本性,想要用搖滾樂實現愛 、夢想與勇氣!因為「'如果'握緊拳頭的話,你只能對抗這個世界;張開雙手的話,你就可以擁抱 全世界」! "
translating the part which i like, the one in dark blue:
If we clench our fist and can only be able to fight the world, then why not unclench it? Then we would be able to hug the world. - ashin quoting from Lee Ang's film Crouching tiger, Hidden Dragon.


o yes, to those who i haven't replied your mail, please give me some time yea? I open my mail after just coming home today and whoa was flooded by 165 mails....not counting my other inbox...haha...please be patient...thanks. :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009


cat. taken on the way home when dad sent car to wash.

if you've realised, i've been missing for more than a week now. most probably, most of you would have known by now whats going on or has gone on. If not, ask someone in the gang...i think at least one person in all my buds have the info....don't ask me directly. if your still clueless read on, maybe i might write about it, or you can find a clue. But i think i will not really be blogging for a little while more until i feel like it.

Initially had alot of post to write on, shall let that wait for awhile. let me re-settle down.

physically very capable. mentally somehow very tired.

they say Pisces people's positive and also at the same time negative point could be that they think alot. They see alot more things that others do not, good or not, works in both ways i guess.

Sometimes i'm so dissapointed by how sometimes human characteristics are, really. I always wonder, why and how in the world can such traits and people even exist.

but as yin and yang always go hand in hand, when theres 10 bad traits, theres 20 more to uncover.
whatever it is, we should never go against our conscience...

i think alot. nag alot too. haa.
if i don't bother to nag that means i don't really care, so maybe it's a blessing i nag at those i love. hahaha.

today must be one of those pms days where i'm feeling emo. haa. owell.

anyway, many thanks to those who sent their condolences and well wishes. very kind of ya. loves.

being a 5 year old kid has it perks. sometimes.
ignorance sometimes really is bliss.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

hanging in there.

am hanging in there with this song....

盛夏光年 -五月天

我驕傲的破壞 我痛恨的平凡

讓盛夏去貪玩 把殘酷的未來
狂放到光年外 而現在

放棄規則 放縱去愛
放肆自己 放空未來
我不轉彎 4x

讓定律更簡單 讓秩序更混亂
讓盛夏去貪玩 把殘酷的未來
狂放到光年外 而現在

我要 我瘋 我要 我愛 就是
我要 我瘋 我要 我愛 現在
一萬首的mp3 一萬次瘋狂的愛

我要 我瘋 我要 我愛 就是
我要 我瘋 我要 我愛 現在
盛夏的一場狂歡 來到了光年之外

There's an english translation for the lyrics here*

Not exactly a very popular song...but a song that i like, i believe it's just because it wasn't widely publicised when it was out in 06. Just manage to find it recently...dunno why it's not popular, maybe cause, this movie never made it to Singapore due to it's contents on gay-ism. Haven't catch it yet, but planning to....heard this 2006 taiwan film is quite good. But nevertheless, how the movie is, it's not going to affect my view on this song.
awesome song, listen to it. :) and i'm not saying this because it was sang and written by ashin....

Yaaataaa! I finally finish my assignment, minor adjustments to be made before i can quiz got terribly low marks, yet again. X( kill me. -_-;

been sleeping at unearthly hour recently...but soon soon i can go back to sleeping at ....anytime i like. I like to sleep basically...lazy bum. lol. :P but till then, i'm hanging on with this song, it helps.:D

and i saw phrase in the papers which i really like
The Straits Times 9 Nov 09
written by Leow Si Wan
“Kindness shouldn’t be a chore. Instead it calls for action-even if it is just to smile.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jo's pre birthday preparation.

lilaLienations: my sis has a heart of gold. she did a totally awesome thing yest. she saved a little Bunny when it was lost and right in front of her house. She told me anyone would have done it if they were in the same position....i doubt so. it'll be good enough if they don't bully or abuse the lil we often see frightening reports on the newspaper...
If i were a lost lil animal. i would run around the front of her house, or just press the doorbell.:P
Awesome good deed. :) for the record, the owner did get it's rabbit back.

Joreens birthday on Saturday went like a blast, totally awesome!:) I shall save that for another post when i'm more free to dl all my pics...for now lets see how it led up to be such a blast....

To make it such a blast the buggers had two rounds of pre celebration storming sessions, the first one at starbucks, the second one at yours truly's house. :D heh.

Plan plan plan for the important day!

*my beloved chouchou pillow. with regards to its name, it actually smell quite nice, cause mom threw it into the wash. -_- haa.*
and of course, we need space to plan. my small little room was battleground base for this session o..and living room too. :)
purposely pull out my lower bed so everyone could sit. I hardly pull it out...luckily i remembered to mop and sweep the floor underneath the day!
and of course..stacks and stacks of photos.
see? it was not a hobby i developed recently...i loved it since i was a kid using film.
all the old old memories.
but definitely awesome. :)

then my buggies started to arrive...
sze yee was no. 1!:D
we couldn't do much we ended up watching video of xiao zhu's new show and munching on waffer while waiting for the other buggers to arrive....

the rest of them came in jo's car...except for ting and ming kor that is...
lalala~ my room has an orange hue....
thanks bie and yee for photos.
this photo is awesome...but lacking bie...cux she help took the photo....
ok. after the fun of taking some group shots, let get down to work.
Here was the game plan. maria receptionist 123. photographer 1.2. emcee 1.2.....
this was discussed over dinner in the dinning table...
*say hello to ashin on my lappy screen!:D*
then back to the room to source for pictures! to make the slideshow to run before the birthday girl's grand entrance. :)
everyone had so much fun looking our old photos.
then we discussed about our old times too...look! i'm at the corner working hard. ;p lol. bhb say im working hard. lols.
this were just some of the photos choosen...i can do a whole post with these...maybe next time..;)
gosh...we sure have come a long long way from then...
everyone has 'evolutionised'....
all my buggies have become prettier and more handsome...just like a caterpillar stepping out from the cocoon transforming into a little butterfly.
*cue song~! ai yai yai my little butterfly~-_- all cruz's fault. saw it there and got stuck in my head. lol
I realised all my softies i sleep with at night are a big hit with my buggies.
Lets see who hits top of the ranks...
Dog-1 Snowy-1 Sotong-1 lil snowman-0
This one doesn't count...cux snowy was there! jh you block mr snowy! hahaha.:P
Dog-2 Snowy-2
my 3 pretty ladies and dog counting 3!
Wootx! my doggy sure is popular with everyone.
Soft white and cuddly.
yes. i'm talking about my dog. Xp

Softy poll....Doggy plush softy wins hands down!
Actually this dog is also a 21st present couriered in all the way from malaysia.
xie xie o. :D
with the dim lights...
and sleepy chip cute right. i know. :P
anyone sleepy already?

we have to do work....
we still have to plan....
*ahems* plan leh plan...not pose for picture...wrong one.
*again* we have to plannn.
see...we're all hard at work.
this picture reminds me of those kind of picture we pose for school magazines to show students working together.....lols. work ah. work harder.
Our emcees and game planning team!;))
**our birthday girl. **
shooting right back at you.

I'm not the kind of person who enjoy playing host to just anyone...*sheesh* so antisocial. opps.
I only love it when it's my beloved friends... and I always love my buggers coming over to my feels awesome everytime no matter what we do...just like a big bonding session. The smaller the place adds to the cossiness yea? :P hahaha...making myself feel better because they all have to crowd to a little space on my room or on the bed...but i like the always makes me happy to see them enjoying spending a little time in my home....for some special reason or no special reason at all..i love it when we hang out. and it's all the more awesome when we can all relax and make jokeson the bed reminising old times looking at old photos. :)) love it.

All good times and good planning will come to a good nights end to go home to meet the ZZzzZZzZz monster....:P

So here they are all squeezed into our birthday girl to be, jojo's car. :)
*view from outside car.*
All 7 of them. *view inside the car*
Very cute right?

the birthday post to come soon when i'm done being busy.
stay tune.
till then
be a nice human.