Dimash Kudaibergen – Best Singer EVER

So, I have to type this post out here – Dimash Kudaibergen is literally – the best – singer out there in this century, probably in the past as well as in the future.

He not only has immense talent and able to sing SIX octaves, he is ALWAYS able to put in so deep emotions in ALL his performances. I don’t know how many times I’ve cried when I listened to his live performances on Youtube.

I have said in Facebook and I’ll say it here: I want – no, I NEED to listen to him live. I want to go to his live concert at least once. This is the kind of singer that you KNOW you’ll hear different things when you go to his concerts. He can just change things up, because he CAN.

There’s SO many songs from him that I love – from the initial S.O.S (in I Am Singer 2017) to KNOW, to Samaltau (Tokyo Jazz Festival 2020), Your Love, Love Is Like A Dream, Adagio… I don’t know. I just love almost all his songs (except Uptown Funk, and I’m not a huge fan of Screaming either).

One thing though – I’m not part of his Dears fanclub. If he call ALL his fans “Dear”, then okay, I am one. But I definitely dislike his “Dears” fanclubs all over the world – I mean, they are really overzealous, especially on YouTube and Instagram. Yes, I get that you are obsessed with him (I am, too – I listen to him EVERYDAY and I don’t get tired of watching reaction videos to his performances), but you need to understand that we think he is the best singer doesn’t mean others need to think the same way. We have to respect that others have their favourite singers as well.

They spam all the YouTube reactors comment sections with the same information in almost every freaking reaction video. I mean, hold your horses, Dears. What you are doing may overwhelm reactors and they may even stop reacting to Dimash at some point because they get tired of these spam that are not even in their language.

OK now back to Dimash. What else can I say about him? He’s cute, gorgeous, handsome, funny, mischievous, cheeky, witty, emotional, sensitive, filial, humble, IMMENSELY talented (sings in 12 languages, multiinstrumentalist, composer, director of his own MVs), hardworking, yet at the same time strong, stands by his ideals (which is not easy in this world, where one succumbs to peer or society pressure easily)… can I say he’s just perfect? Please? I know there’s no perfection in the world but I think I’m seeing it in him. How is it possible that he’s all of that?

I just pity (a little) his future wife – who has to be the traditional type of wife. She has to stay at home and take care of his family while he travels around the world touring and singing. And that’s because he’s SO family oriented that he would rather leave his love behind knowing his love would take care of his family on his behalf when he’s not around. At least I think that’s what he thinks. Family, for him, will always come first.

As much as I love this guy, just this part alone will make me give up any kind of fantasies about him (hey, one can dream, even though I’m old enough to be his mom?). I can’t accept that I cannot be with my love most of the time, even though I’d love to be filial to both of our parents at the same time. And… well, he’s a Muslim. I have NOTHING against Muslims, just that… marrying one would mean I have to do fasting… erm… sorry I just can’t do fasting, I love my food too much. .__.;

I also haven’t love him enough until I would go learn Kazakhstan’s language or Russian just so I can sing along to his songs or to understand what he’s saying. However, I’ve been listening to his songs daily, non-stop (yes even when I’m at work or having meals or during commute). Maybe at some point I will… Maybe.

I love him enough though, to be willing to fly to a nearby Asian country to hear his concert once Covid-19 is over. I just hope I will be able to get the tickets…

I Am Alive

为什么我不知道JJ有跟Jason Mraz 合作过啊?! 好好听!

[Verse 1 : JJ]
When I fear the sky might fall;
And no one will hear my call
I take a breath and see;
I’ve all the strength I need

Days won’t be the same;
Everything will change
Even mountains over time;
Must get redefined

[Pre-Chorus : Jason, JJ]
I know, I know – life’s worth living
I Keep on, I keep on – giving
I’m giving it all I got; Giving it my best shot

I Get up, get up – and keep on trying;
There is no shame in crying
Yesterdays are gone;
I have what it takes I have what it takes– to Hold on!

[Chorus : Jason, JJ, Both]
I am brave and strong; I am every song
I am here to shine;
And I’m not afraid to fly

I am loveable; I am invincible
I am tough enough; And I’m ready to catch
The falling skyyyy…

[Bridge]
JJ :
I am alive

Jason :
I am alive

Both :
Yes I am

[Verse 2 : Jason]
The wind is in my face; and I’m feeling out of place
It’s me against the entire human race;
I know the dreams I chase
They will not be erased; They are my saving grace
I’m gonna make it

[Pre-Chorus : JJ, Jason, Both]
I know, I know – life’s worth living
I keep on, I keep on – giving
I’m giving it all I got; Giving it my best shot

I get up, get up – and keep on trying;
There is no shame in crying
Yesterdays are gone;
I have what it takes
I have what it takes – to hold on

[Chorus : Both, Jason, JJ]
I am brave and strong; I am every song
I am here to shine; I’m not afraid to fly
I am loveable; I am invincible
And I am tough enough; And I’m ready to catch
That falling sky

I am brave and strong; I am every song
I am here to shine; I’m not afraid to fly
I am loveable;
I’m invincible
And I am tough enough; And I’m ready to catch
The falling sky

[Outro]
JJ :
I am alive

Jason :
I am alive

Both :
I am alive

Jason :
Mmm…
I am alive

JJ :
I am alive
Yes I am

那些你很冒险的梦

那些你很冒险的梦
作词:王雅君
作曲:林俊杰

当两颗心开始震动
当你瞳孔学会闪躲
当爱慢慢被遮住只剩下黑
距离像影子被拉拖

当爱的故事剩听说
我找不到你单纯的面孔
当生命每分每秒都为你转动
心多执著就加倍心痛

那些你很冒险的梦 我陪你去疯
折纸飞机 碰到雨天 终究会坠落
太残忍的话我直说 因为爱很重
你却不想懂 只往反方向走

当爱的故事剩听说
我找不到你单纯的面孔
当生命每分每秒都为你转动
心有多执著就加倍心痛

那些你很冒险的梦 我陪你去疯
折纸飞机 碰到雨天 终究会坠落
太残忍的话我直说 因为爱很重
你却不想懂 只往反方向走

我不想放手 你松开的左手
你爱的放纵 我白不回天空
我输了 累了 当你再也不回头

那些你很冒险的梦 我陪你去疯
折纸飞机 碰到雨天 终究会坠落
太残忍的话我直说 因为爱很重
你却不想懂 只往反方向走
你真的不懂 我的爱已降落

不再见

很喜欢这首歌。真的很喜欢。更喜欢李荣浩唱的部分。听了心狠狠的抽了好几下,好像被针扎了好几次。眼眶瞬间红了,好想哭。这编曲好,歌词更好。。。

不再见
作词:郭敬明 落落
作曲:李荣浩
编曲:李荣浩

离别没说再见 你是否心酸
转身寥寥笑脸 不甘的甘愿
也许下个冬天 也许还十年
再回到你身边 为你撑雨伞
剩几个夜晚 再几次晚安
等你摘下还戴上指环

原谅捧花的我盛装出席只为错过你
祈祷天灾人祸分给我只给你这香气
但我卑微奢求让我存留些许的气息
好让你在梦里能想起我曾紧抱你的 力气

以后遇见风雪 有新的雨伞
为我留的灯盏 能不能别关
不要为我伤感 别被绝望打断
不能一起的白头 也别让风雪染
再一个明天 下一世人间
等我再为你戴上指环

原谅捧花的我盛装出席却只为献礼
目送洁白纱裙路过我对他说我愿意
但我继续清扫门前的路和那段阶梯
如果你疲惫时别忘记那里还能停留 休息

原谅捧花的我盛装出席只为错过你
祈祷天灾人祸分给我只给你这香气
我想大言不惭卑微奢求来世再爱你
希望每晚星亮入梦时有人来代替我 吻你

你好吗

墙上静止的钟是为谁停留
是不是和我一样赖著不走
你说故事已经结束 很久
我忘了 向前走

我努力假装现在过得很好
现在的你看来已不需要我
也许在不同的时空
还牵着 你的手

想知道你真的过得好吗
没有我也许是种解脱
将思念穿梭在宇宙数千光年
悄悄到 你身边

现在我试着习惯一个人过
也许你已经开始新的生活
陪着我的叫做寂寞
陪你的 是谁呢?

想知道你真的过得好吗
没有我也许是种解脱
将思念穿梭在宇宙数千光年
悄悄到 你身边

现在我试着习惯一个人过
也许你已经开始新的生活
陪着我的叫做寂寞
陪你的 是谁呢?

也许在不同的时空
还牵着 你的手

Updates.. and then some

Japan Trip

Went to JTB last Thursday to book for the Tokyo accommodation, so that we can ask them to help us buy the Ghibli Museum tickets.  But you know what?  They are marking up the accommodation prices by almost 50%.  Like, erm, really?  A room for 3 nights – I can get from Japanican.com at SGD800+, but they are charging me SGD1,400+.  Like, wow.  Literally wow.  We decided to not go for it, and give up on the hope of going to Ghibli Museum (this time, we’ll get there eventually!).  So I’ve booked the hotel on Japanican.com and now, waiting for certain dates to tie up the loose ends.

Things left to do:

  • Remind Kyoto hotel to assist with application of visit permit to Kokedera
  • Confirming Shirakawa-go accommodation with the ryokan on 1st October
  • Book Nomi Bus for the Shirakawa-Go trip
  • Change enough YEN for the trip
  • Double confirming the train timings so that we can purchase all the train tickets in advance at Narita Airport

Hope everything will go smoothly as planned. *crosses fingers*

Gaming

After the conclusion of The International 6, Dota 2 community is kinda in a lull right now.  Teams have been disbanded and rosters are in a disarray now.  There’s so many rumours going on that I’m kinda immune to all.  Now we are just waiting for official team line up announcements.

In the meantime, I’m just playing World of Warcraft’s latest expansion: Legion. I’m levelling as a Discipline priest, which is surprisingly doable.  Yeah, granted I can’t heal much, it’s about just enough for solo play.  Most of the time I hardly need to heal myself.  At scenarios against level ?? bosses, the NPCs will help to heal me.  Whenever my HP goes to half, I’ll get healed and I just need to spend my mana on offensive spells.  And being a disc priest, there’s literally only 3 buttons to press for offensive spells: Smite, Purge the Wicked, and Penance.  That’s all, really.  It should be boring, but it isn’t really.  I played WoW for the whole day yesterday, and I didn’t really get any fatigue. I find it refreshing that now, quest rewards can randomly be upgraded.  A green reward item can randomly become a blue, or a blue item could get randomly upgraded to legendary when it dropped into your bag.

Gathering professions in WoW have also been improved.  Nodes are shared (you don’t need to rush to get that herb and worry that it’ll be gone after someone got to it before you), and you can get random profession-related item on top of whatever you are gathering.  Take fishing, for example, I can get random fish which I could throw back to the water to get permanent 5 levels to my fishing skill.  Or I could get baits that could help me fish up even more unique fishes.  I’ve always quite like fishing, so I foresee I’ll be fishing pretty often in Legion.  Heh.

Misc

Jewel Coffee opened up a branch at Millenia Walk!  Yay!  Walking distance from my office to a good cuppa.  Starbucks is actually rubbish, now that more and more decent coffee connoisseur chains popped up. I think I might just stop drinking Starbucks once I’ve redeemed all the free drinks.

I’m going for Frozen Planet in concert this Thursday! I’ve been waiting for it for two years. I’ve managed to procure 2 tickets and I’m gonna drag Bruno to go with me lol.  I think he’ll be napping halfway through though… :x

I’ve pledged for 2 Bobby backpacks via Kickstarter, and have received them!  I think I -might- bring it for the Japan trip – but we’ll see how it goes.

Sigh, now with the haze and dengue issue, we now have to worry about Zika.  And my block is just right outside the Zika cluster border at Bedok North Ave 3.  Insect repellents have sold out everywhere, but I’ve managed to order some online via Giant website, so hopefully I’ll be getting some OFF! insect repellent lotion later.  I’ve also bought an essential oil burner for my mom as she wants one in the living room, and the seller has offered it together with a free essential oil, so I chose Lemongrass (naturally) to repel the insects.  Not sure when I’ll be getting that… hopefully soon!

I’ve been repeating this song on youtube/iTunes for quite a bit.  The lyrics are so sad… it tugs my heart strings everytime he sang “你退半步的动作认真的吗? 小小的动作伤害还那么大”. T_T

绅士
作词:薛之谦
作曲:薛之谦
编曲:郑伟、张宝宇

好久没见了什么角色呢
细心装扮着
白色衬衫的袖扣是你送的
尽量表现着像不在意的
频繁暴露了自欺欺人者
越掩饰越深刻
你说我说听说
忍着言不由衷的段落
我反正决定自己难过
我想摸你的头发
只是简单的试探啊
我想给你个拥抱
像以前一样可以吗
你退半步的动作认真的吗
小小的动作伤害还那么大
我只能扮演个绅士
才能和你说说话
我能送你回家吗
可能外面要下雨啦
我能给你个拥抱
像朋友一样可以吗
我忍不住从背后抱了一下
尺度掌握在不能说想你啊
你就当刚认识的绅士
闹了个笑话吧
尽量表现着善解人意的
频繁暴露了不欲人知的
越掩饰越深刻
想说听说别说
忍着言不由衷的段落
我反正注定留在角落
我想摸你的头发
只是简单的试探啊
我想给你个拥抱
像以前一样可以吗
你退半步的动作认真的吗
小小的动作伤害还那么大
我只能扮演个绅士
才能和你说说话
我能送你回家吗
可能外面要下雨啦
我能给你个拥抱
像朋友一样可以吗
我忍不住从背后抱了一下
尺度掌握在不能说想你啊
你就当刚认识的绅士
闹了个笑话吧
你能给我只左手
牵你到马路那头吗
我会像以前一样
看着来往的车子啊
我们的距离在眉间皱了下
迅速还原成路人的样子啊
越有礼貌我越害怕
绅士要放得下

我不愿 让你一个人

五月天

我不愿 让你一个人
作词:阿信
作曲:阿信+冠佑
编曲:五月天+周恒毅

你说呢 明知你不在 还是会问
空气 却不能代替你 出声
习惯 像永不愈合 的固执伤痕
一思念就撕裂灵魂

把相片 让你能保存 多洗一本
毛衣 也为你准备多 一层
但是 你孤单时刻 安慰的体温
怎么为你多留一份

我不愿让你一个人 一个人在人海浮沉
我不愿你独自走过 风雨的 时分
我不愿让你一个人 承受这世界的残忍
我不愿眼泪陪你到 永恒

你走后 爱情的遗迹 像是空城
遗落你杯子手套和 笑声
最后 你只带走你 脆弱和单纯
和我最放不下的人
也许未来 你会找到 懂你疼你 更好的人
下段旅程 你一定要 更幸福丰盛

我不愿让你一个人 一个人在人海浮沉
我不愿你独自走过 风雨的 时分
我不愿让你一个人 承受这世界的残忍
我不愿眼泪陪你到 永恒

你说呢 明知你不在 还是会问
只因 习惯你满足的 眼神
只是 我最后一个 奢求的可能
只求你有快乐人生

只求命运 带你去一段 全新的旅程
往幸福的天涯飞奔
别回头就往前飞奔
请忘了我还 一个人

VG.R Mikasa Tribute

 

So. Much. Feels. BibleThump.

Age is but a number.  I certainly hope these awesome players (Mikasa, Fear, etc) will continue playing on.

PS:  The background music was so haunting till I went through the YouTube comments to find out what song it is and who sang it.  And… I’ve been repeating it on YouTube since then.  <3

Oh yeah, and congrats on VG.R for winning the Starladder Invitationals!  Thanks for making my wish come true, Fy and Mikasa!  <3

Quick update

Yes I’m still alive!

Just a quick update:-

  1. I jerked too much on my W4 cable, and the right connection broke off internally I think.  No choice but to buy a new pair of IEMs – and I went for W30.  It’s odd but even though it’s a downgrade in specs (W4 has four way drivers while W30 only has three way drivers), it actually sounds better than my W4.  Weird.
  2. I finally signed up for Friends of the Garden membership – that will allow me unlimited entries to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay!  And immediately upon collecting my member card, I went to the Tulipmania exhibition!  Very nice exhibition this year, way better than last year’s! Got a couple of photos posted up on Facebook, but I’ll post more here when I have the time.
  3. Na’Vi is back!  China doto is back! Too bad I can’t catch tonight’s SLI GF as it’ll be way too late when it starts and I have to work tomorrow.  But I’m still hoping for a Chinese team to win it.  Asian pride, kappa!  :3
  4. Caught a couple of movies this year already – didn’t really have the chance to list them all down.  Caught The Jungle Book yesterday (not too shabby, but the child actor was pretty bad – not much facial expressions at all actually). Maybe I’ll do it in my next post or something… but gotta go soon, meeting up with Bruno to catch Huntsman: Winter’s War.

But yeah that’s about it!

PS: Hate the horrible hot weather lately omg. I’m perspiring as I type this… even though there’s a fan right behind me.  -_-