29 Dec 2010

What's Happened So Far (Part 1)

It's only a few more days to the next year already. Just about 74 more hours to 2011. That thought alone is kinda both exciting and frightening at the same time. On one hand, this means new exciting things coming our way. New experiences, new opportunities, new possessions, new responsibilities etc. On the other hand, it shows just how fast time can pass by, reminding us on the harsh unchanging fact that we cannot move back through time and correct our mistakes. And we also end up being closer to December 2012, which we are as present still unsure of what the heck would happen then.

No matter how fast time goes past, we still manage to remember past achievements and events that happened in the world. Sometimes it helps us to learn lessons from the past to avert disasters in the future. Sometimes certain people and actions help inspire today's generations to follow their dreams, continue mankind's progress, spread the kindness and joy, whatever.

It's a good time now to reflect on what happened in 2010: what we gained and lost, who succeeded and who failed, all the triumphs and disasters. So here's a rough chronological account for 2010: (yes I did use Wikipedia)

26 Dec 2010

Past Entry 3

31st December 2009, 9pm

So, another year is about to end in about 5 days? Time must really REALLY fly at supersonic speed, especially since this was written about a year ago. Maybe this time I'll have plans to go to somewhere more happening like Marina Floating Platform or something much earlier, instead of stuck at home again waiting for the live broadcast of the countdown + fireworks. Though I have a feeling the latter would repeat again.

This is the time when I should be going into a totally new territory called Junior College, but only for 2 years before something worse... :( This past version of myself is about to become Secondary 4, which is probably the pinnacle of secondary school life. The year when students of the same batch are supposed to be "leaders" and "role models" and the usual stuff mentioned by teachers, principals etc. 2010 was supposed to be the last year I make a difference in the secondary school, the last opportunity to cherish secondary school life. Even some students actually miss the horrible moments they experienced as a secondary student.

25 Dec 2010

Christmas Lights

The third new Christmas song is Christmas Lights by Coldplay. This isn't really a stereotypical Christmas song, as there aren't any bells anywhere in the music, and it doesn't preach about the joy of Christmas. It's more like an emotional poem or something.

Lyrics and music video below:

Christmas Light - Coldplay

Christmas night, another fight
Tears we cried a flood
Got all kinds of poison in
Poison in my blood

I took my feet
To Oxford Street
Trying to right a wrong
Just walk away
Those windows say
But I can’t believe she’s gone

When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all

Shake Up Christmas

Another Christmas newcomer is this one by Train called Shake Up Christmas. If you think the music sounds a bit familiar, that's because it's used by Coca-Cola as their Christmas song for 2010, so there's their melody somewhere in there. So here you go, another music video and lyrics:

Shake Up Christmas - Train (Lyrics)
Shake up the happiness
Wake up the happiness
Shake up the happiness
It’s Christmas time

There’s a story that I was told
And I wanna tell the world
Before I get to old
and don’t remember it
So let’s December it
And reassemble it oh yeah

Oh Santa!

You should already know about Mariah Carey's Christmas songs a long time ago, especially her classic All I Want For Christmas Is You. Recently she's released a new Christmas album, and included is her new single Oh Santa! So I thought I'll put the link to her music video(for those who aren't viewing this as the original blog post) as well as some lyrics here so you can add this new song to your Christmas repertoire or playlist and sing along.

Wait. This is Mariah Carey. Most of her stuff is very hard to sing for normal humans. Maybe you shouldn't attempt to sing after all. At least know what she's singing. :P

Oh Santa! - Mariah Carey (Lyrics)

Santas gonna come and make him mine this Christmas...
Santa's gonna come and make him mine, mine
(Oh Santa)
Santa's gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa's gonna come and make him mine, mine
(Oh Santa)

X-ray Machines Are Super

Snow is falling,

Sleigh bells are ringing,

Reindeer are flying,

Snowmen are bumping around,

Coloured lights are flashing,

Choirs are singing,

And a jolly big guy in a red suit and wonky hat is invading every residential home.

Which means...

24 Dec 2010

'Tis The Night Before Christmas...

...and I am at home blogging. Only my parents and I are stirring in the house, but not a single mouse. In fact I haven't even encountered any mice anywhere around my house my entire life. We don't have any chimney to hang any non-existent stockings on for a red fat intruder to fill up with.

Nobody's sleeping at all at home. No weird dreams about sugar plums, and we don't wear silly night caps here because it's too darn HOT and HUMID! We don't have a lawn to inspect(our smaller balcony's the closest we have), and I don't see the moon anywhere; it's just a pitch black sky tonight. We won't see some big guy on a levitating sleigh pulled by reindeer at this time. I won't hear him shout at Dasher or Dancer or Prancer or Vixen or Comet or Cupid or Donder or Blitzen. Rudolph... I won't know if he's there or not since he can easily be mistaken for aircraft with his red illuminated nose.

15 Dec 2010

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Wow. It suddenly started raining heavily. Which by right is supposed to be usual weather for this time period, but so far the weather's been behaving quite erratically. I don't know if this is due to global warming or some super villain using a mega weather ray to control weather at will.

I had not planned on what to write about for this blog. I just thought that maybe if I just jump into this, I'd come up with something. I don't even have a title at this point. Who knows what I'll write for the rest of this post?

Just writing about what happened in my life recently is not really a good option. I hardly do anything significant during the holidays, because that's what holidays are meant for to me! Apart from receiving my Finale 2011 software a few days ago there's almost nothing else to talk about myself.

8 Dec 2010

Christmas Again

PHEW! I have gone through a LOT of reediting my posts because I just switched to a new template. I thought that it may be time to make this blog less... um... teen-like? And maybe more professional. But after applying the new template a critical piece of HTML code got rendered useless: all my "More >>" links became non-functional, so all the posts burst out into full length!

Luckily Blogger is advanced enough to have their own expandable-post feature; just by using
I can put in a post break wherever I want! And the good news is that these new links won't pop up unnecessarily like at the My Info page, only where I specify.

Anyway, I'm currently too tired to think of new stuff to write about Christmas, because of all that time rummaging through and fixing all the previous posts. And through that process I found some old posts related to Christmas too. So I thought it would be a good idea to just let you go back through my memories, and maybe relearn some things about Christmas!