Friday, October 28, 2011


Everybody likes to listen to ghost stories once in awhile, right?  And what better time is there for one than at Halloween.

When i was little i always loved to listen to scary tales late at night in my bedroom. But always making sure i went to the washroom room first cos after listening to the story i dare not go anywhere except under my blanket. It would be great to have the lights off as well to listen.

One time my dad just held a torchlight below his face to tell me and my sister a ghost story. We were scared stiff. The very next morning my dad got banned from entering our bedroom at night.

I would like to relate something that i experienced at age 12.

I was living in Ipoh then. Our house was right in the town centre and pretty old. And like most of the houses along the road, it was poorly lighted.

I remember there was a death in my neighbours house that day and that night a chinese prayer ceremony was going on.

The monks were like chanting throughout the night. In the still of the night, their chants and prayers seemed to  sound louder. I could hear it even from my bedroom.

I didn't know what time of the night it was,  i was awoken from a vivid dream of someone handling me a RM10 note. It was so real that i lifted up my right hand to receive it. As i did so, i opened my eyes . There was no RM10 note,  but only my hand, raised high above my body. I instantly realised that i had woken from a dream.

It was at that instant that i saw,  standing right in front of my bedroom door,  a figure dressed in black.

It appeared to be a figure of a man, standing there as still as a statue.

 By his features i could recognise. He was my neighbour. I thought, didn't he pass away earlier in the afternoon?

Why was he still here? Why in my room?

The figure began to walk from the door to the window and back again towards me. Seeing this,  I covered my head with my blanket. I shut my eyes tightly and dared not move. Silently i was crying. I was scared.

I listened and listened. I could hear the sound of his movements around my room while the monks next door were still praying and chanting.

I listened and listened till, i hardly could remember when,  i fell back to sleep.

The next morning i told my mum everything. She said it was only a bad dream.

That afternoon my father went over to my neighbours to pay respect to the dead man.

When my dad returned home,  he told my mum that he took a look at the dead body in the coffin.

 He said the dead man was dressed in black.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Welcome to Bruno Mars Kingdom! Where no one can escape from  his terrible and sweet torture.

 He is everywhere, there is no point in hiding, he will get you sooner or later! You will surrender to him sooner or later. 

 He is in the air you breathe. You can hear him on the radio, in every hotel lobby, in every shopping mall, in every pasar malam, at the station, the buses, the airport , the planes, the ships, the casino, the hairdressers, the massage parlour, the funeral parlour,  you name it, he is everywhere.

 Most likely he is on every ringtone and every desktop etc. etc.

 Just after that sweet angel Akon has retired, we are now ruled by another sweeter angel,  Bruno Mars. I just don't understand, are these 2 sweet angels cousins? Hearing their sweet melodies really get my hair standing. 

Where on earth can one find tunes like that? I think they belong to heaven.

Simply listen to King Bruno's Marry You, Just The Way You Are, Lazy Song, Billionaire and all the rest of his holiness treasure and you will know what I mean.

. America is a funny country. Anyone with a simple tune can get into the Top 40, just like anyone can be a President and any one can be an American Idol. Songs with tunes so elementary that only fit  kids at the kindergarten level are, to name a few, Rain  Over Me, What U Waiting For, Stereo Heart, Party Rock Anthem, Boyfriend and Lighters and every song of Bruno Mars and Akon.

 Nowadays songs are so so childish that include lyrics like love you like a song..or Hey Ho, daylight come and me wanna go home. Come on people, they are just insulting our intellect. Can't they come out with something deeper like our honourable idols from Manchester, England!

 I say it once and again British music can beat American music anytime!! American music only takes us for fools and only want our hard earn money. The rappers are worse. Just because they sounded tough doesn't mean they are intelligent. Listen to PitBull , Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre  and other West Coast rappers, they sound so lame. Just listen to Dizzie Rascal of the UK and you will discover what real rapping is. That guy is COOL!! You have to hear to believe, just try his song Stand Up Tall from the album Showtime.

 Anyway , back to our King Bruno, long live the king!! Viva La Vida!! Viva La Vida!!

Monday, October 24, 2011


I don't understand what all the fuss is about korean pop. First i do not understand the language. I think it is kind of cute if you rap with it. But if you listen long enough, especially to korean boy groups rapping, like Beast, Shinee, Big Bang, Dalmatian , SE7EN and Infinite it will become very annoying.

This also applies to the girl groups, most of them rapping in a duck kind of quacking voice. To name a few 2NE1, Girls Generation, T-Ara, 4 Minute, Kara and After School. Everyone wants to sound tough and at the same time look cute.

Most of the girls and boys in a pop group cannot perform a complete dance. You will notice if you ever watched a Korean MV. All they do is to dress up nice and move their body, especially their hands in the MV,  which is split up into many segments. They don't even sing on the MV but mimic.

Talking about cuteness. I guess nobody in the world can beat the Japanese.

Every pop idol in Korea looks facially perfect. It is no secret that everyone has undergone plastic surgery. It is no easy life to be a pop idol in Korea. You have to undergo years of hard training.

I don't understand why there are so many members in some groups like Super Junior and Girls Generation. I think Super Junior should be named Super Crowded like a hypermarket is,  at weekends. And Girls Generation should be named Girls Population!

Korean Pop is so monotonous, every song has almost the same drum beat. Almost every song has a little bit of English in it, why is that so?

It is amusing to count  the number of clothes the idols change into, between sets for just one MV. No wonder DongDaeMun is doing great business!

To All Lovers of  Korean Pop...Good Luck To You!!!!