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Monday, September 30, 2013

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Fan Video

A fan video that I've made for the game Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. Enjoy! :)

Check out my review for the game here.

*Sorry, my YouTube account was unfortunately taken down, so this video is effectively gone. I'll see if I have the time to re-upload video on my backup channel.




You can buy the game at Amazon here:

A Day to Remember - All I Want



Lyrics:

I'm always screaming my lungs out
Till my head starts spinning.
Playing my songs is the way
I cope with life. Won't keep my voice down.
Know the words I speak are the thoughts
I think out loud.
I like to keep things honest.
I'm a safe bet like your life's
Staked on it. For real.
I'd hate to keep you all wondering.
I'm constant like the seasons,
And I will never be forgotten man.

Let's leave no words unspoken
And save regrets for the broken.
Will you even look back when you think of me?
All I want is a place to call my own,
To mend the hearts of everyone
Who feels alone (whoa)
You know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low.

Keep your hopes up high and your head down low.

Still got something left to prove.
It tends to keep things movin.
While everyone around me
Says my last days are looming
Overhead but what the hell
Do they think they know?
My head's above the water
While they drown in the undertow.

Let's leave no words unspoken
And save regrets for the broken.
Will you even look back when you think of me?
All I want is a place to call my own,
To mend the hearts of everyone
Who feels alone (whoa)
You know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low.

All I want is a place to call my own,
To mend the hearts of everyone
Who feels alone (whoa)
You know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low.

If you take it from me,
Live your life for yourself.
Cause when it's all said and done
You don't need anyone else. (come on)

So let's get back to when
Everything seemed perfect.
Not a worry in the world,
Tell me was it all worth it?
I get what I want,
So everyones always judging me.
I'm not afraid of anything,
I've got the whole world in front of me.

All I want is a place to call my own,
To mend the hearts of everyone
Who feels alone (whoa)
You know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low.

All I want is a place to call my own,
To mend the hearts of everyone
Who feels alone (whoa)
You know to keep your hopes up high
And your head.. down.. low.

Keep your heads down low.
Keep your heads down low.
Keep your hopes up high and your head down low.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Day to Remember - All Signs Point To Lauderdale



Lyrics:

I hate this town, it's so washed up
And all my friends don't give a fuck
They'll tell me that it's just bad luck
When will I find where I fit in?

2, 3, 4!

Remember when I tried?
I never strayed too far from you
Forever by your side
No matter what I was going through
But now I never know the things to say to you
That help me prove that I'm still on your side
I never show just what you do to me
Guess I'm what's always wrong

I hate this town, it's so washed up
And all my friends don't give a fuck
They'll tell me that it's just bad luck
When will I find where I fit in?

I hate this town
Cause no one can understand
I just can't be tied down
Nothing comes between me and my plans
So now I never know the things to say to you
That help me prove that I'm still on your side
I never show just what you do to me
Guess I'm what's always wrong

I hate this town, it's so washed up
And all my friends don't give a fuck
They'll tell me that it's just bad luck
When will I find where I fit in?
And don't believe a word they're telling to you
Don't believe a word they're telling to you
They let me down
When will I find where I fit in?
I hate this town

Won't let a world gone mad ever bring me down
Gave everything I had to turn it back around
Cause our time's worth something bigger than both you and me
I can't live my life always backing down
I gotta do this right, then they can't make a sound
Cause I'm not here for nothing, least I can say
I stand for something

You and me, we stand for something

I hate this town, it's so washed up
And all my friends don't give a fuck
They'll tell me that it's just bad luck
When will I find where I fit in?
And don't believe a word they're telling to you
(Don't believe)
Don't believe a word they're telling to you.
(Don't believe)
They let me down
When will I find where I fit in?
I hate this town

All Time Low (ft Vic Fuentes) - A Love Like War



Lyrics:

Make a wish on our sorry little hearts
Have a smoke
Pour a drink
Steal a kiss in the dark

Fingernails on my skin
Like the teeth of a shark
I'm intoxicated by the lie

In the chill of your stare
I am painfully lost
Like a deer in the lights
Of an oncoming bus

For the thrill of your touch
I was shamefully lust
As you tell me we're nothing but trouble

Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war
Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war

We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all

Fail safe trigger lock down
Call wipe the dry clean slate
Quick sound the alarm
No escape from the truth
And the weight of it all
I am caught in the web of a lie

And the bitch of it all
Is that I'm running from
The desire of the people
To whom I belong

At the end of the day
You can tell me I'm wrong
'Cause you went to all of this trouble

Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war
Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war

We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all, whoa
(Let's go!)

Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
It feels like war (it feels like war)
Love feels like war (love feels like war)

Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war
Heart's on fire tonight
Feel my bones ignite
Feels like war, war
Feels like war, war
(One more time!)

We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all
We go together or we don't go down at all

Is this the end of us
Or just the means to start again


'All Time Low!!! Yayyyyy!' S.Y.

All Time Low - Oh, Calamity!



Lyrics:

When I was younger,
I was certain,
I would be fine without a queen,
Just a king inside is castle,
With an ocean in between

Now all I do is sit,
Count the miles from you to me,
Oh, calamity

We get older by the hour,
Watch the changes from afar,
Keep forgetting to remember,
Where we've been is who we are,

Now all I do is wonder,
Why we ever set the scene,
Oh, calamity

It's such a shame that we play strangers,
No act to change what we've become,
Damn, its such a shame that we built a wreck out of me,
Oh, calamity,
Oh, calamity

I'll remember nights alone,
Waking up to dial tones,
Always found my greatest moment,
In the sound of your 'hello's'

Now I struggle to recall,
The reasons you would come to leave,
Oh, calamity

It's such a shame that we play strangers,
No act to change what we've become,
Damn, its such a shame that we built a wreck out of me,
Oh, calamity,
Oh, calamity

If I catch you on the corner,
Will you even know it's me?
Will I look familiar to you?
Do you offer me a seat?
Can we find a new beginning?
Do you turn the other cheek?
Oh, calamity

It's such a shame that we play strangers,
No act to change what we've become,
Damn, it's such a shame that we play strangers,
No act to change what we've become,
Damn, its such a shame that we built a wreck out of me,
Oh, calamity,
Oh, calamity,
Oh, calamity

Come back to me

All Time Low - Canals



Lyrics:

I am a critic, of my own critical need to define myself
With wine, and words, and lovers, and friends who don't understand
So there, I just said it
You know that admitting the problem is the first step towards repair
"We all recover," say the friends turned to wine-drunk lovers

Smile, tell me I'm alright with a goodbye
You are so misleading
A kiss or a gun fight, high-noon or midnight
Darling, I don't want to know
If I'm just a short sight on a cold night
The canals are freezing
So tell me alright with a goodbye

Am I a villain, cast among heroes
With all of their underwhelming, overbearing struggles
To become what they'll never be?
Friends to the wicked
Caution is calling, but nobody's home, the lights are off, the party's over
Now you're stuck plucking three leaf clovers

Smile, tell me I'm alright with a goodbye
You are so misleading
A kiss or a gun fight, high-noon or midnight
Darling, I don't want to know
If I'm just a short sight on a cold night
The canals are freezing
So tell me alright with a goodbye

You've got the high ground, and I'm on my best defense
But I dare you to come down
I'll give you an eye for an eye, if it makes things easy

Smile, tell me I'm alright with a goodbye
You are so misleading
A kiss or a gun fight, high-noon or midnight
Darling, I don't want to know
If I'm just a short sight on a cold night
The canals are freezing
So tell me alright with a goodbye
Smile, tell me alright with a goodbye

All Time Low - Me Without You (All I Ever Wanted)

This is sooooo cool! One of their new songs in their new album (well, actually it's an extended version of the old album with acoustic versions of the old songs). Enjoy!


Lyrics:

Do you feel like something's missing
When your skin is pressed to mine?
I would whisper you a riot if you'd listen
To this sound that you've ignored a thousand times

'Cause I am only me when I'm without you

All I ever wanted was a part of you that I couldn't break
A piece of you that I couldn't take apart
But we're in pieces now
And all you ever wanted was a part of me that I couldn't fake
I never made it easy to shape my heart
But it's not beating now
I have to let you down

There is ice in place of answers
And the cold chills the bones
When September came and went without an answer
We were left to fall for winter on our own

Noe I am only me when I'm without you

All I ever wanted was a part of you that I couldn't break
A piece of you that I couldn't take apart
But we're in pieces now
And all you ever wanted was a part of me that I couldn't fake
I never made it easy to shape my heart
But it's not beating now
I have to let you down

'Cause I am only me when I am without you
Yeah, I am only me when I am without you

All I ever wanted was a part of you that I couldn't break
A piece of you that I couldn't take apart
But we're in pieces now

All I ever wanted was a part of you that I couldn't break
A piece of you that I couldn't take apart
But we're in pieces now
I have to let you down
And all you ever wanted was a part of me that I couldn't fake
I never made it easy to shape my heart
But it's not beating now
I have to let you down

Paradise Fears - Lullaby


Lyrics:

Late night, phone calls
Bags packed, so long
Night drives, long flight
Nothing good about goodbye, bye

By the time I'm leaving I'll be wishing I could stay
I'll be thinking 'bout you every day a different state
Mile after mile you know I'm always on the road
But I won't let you go

I'll stay up all night, staring at the sky,
You're somewhere on the other side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby.
Girl, I've got stars in my eyes,
Cause you look better by my side.
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby.

Hush now, speak slow
Stay close, don't go
Two hearts, one night,
Wish we didn't have to say goodbye.

By the time I'm leaving I'll be wishing I could stay
I'll be thinking 'bout you every day a different state
Mile after mile you know I'm always on the road
But I won't let you go

I'll stay up all night, staring at the sky
You're somewhere on the other side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby
Girl, I've got stars in my eyes
Cause you look better by my side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby

Let me be your lullaby, let me be your lullaby

A different night, a different day
Pretty soon it's all the same,
Being without you.

I'll stay up all night, staring at the sky
You're somewhere on the other side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby
Girl, I've got stars in my eyes
Cause you look better by my side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby

Girl, I've got stars in my eyes
Cause you look better by my side
If you're sleeping alone tonight, let me be your lullaby

Let me be your lullaby, let me be your lullaby.


Taken from YouTube Originals.

Paradise Fears - What are you waiting for?


Lyrics:

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?

I think I’m going broke, from paying my dues,
I’ve been tossed and turned, left black and blue.
I’ve been faced with decisions where I have to choose,
It's either one you win, one you lose,
These times will get you so damn mad,
You’ve gotta roll with the punches,
And smile with the sad.
Tell myself when I finally look back,
I’ll think, Oh my god,
What a life I’ve had.

We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?

I remember when my dad told me he thought I could make it,
This world is only there for those willing to take.
Now, stop at nothing, no matter the cost of it,
A thousand loves, a thousand loves,
There’s a world that I’ve heard of,
I’m planning to see it.
I can be anything if I only believe it,
Tell myself when I finally look back,
I’ll think, Oh my god,
What a life I’ve had.

They said there’s heaven if you wait,
But I think I’m living right through it,
Oh you wanna live forever huh?
Well then just do it.

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?

They say it’s a long road,
But lately I don’t know,
If this life I’m living is all that I’m meant for.
So I’m gonna live my life by my mom’s little advice, she said,
You love it, embrace it,
You want it, then chase it.

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh,
We’re alive, we’re alive,
What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Taken from YouTube Originals.

I'm in the newspaper! xD

Yes, you have not read wrongly! I was interviewed (via FB message lol) and my comments are included in Metro, The Star (Perak Edition) along with a pic :P The article is cropped off a bit at the bottom (the screenshot can only capture so much lol :P)

Guess which photo is mine? xD

My experience with this time's interview with a journalist is rather carefree - definitely not like being interviewed for a job or scholarship lol. We are more like 'aunties' at the nearby coffee shop chatting away, sharing each other's thoughts and we both got confused with PTPTN's many twist and turns in their re-payment scheme/s (considering that I have paid very little attention to PTPTN because I'm not a PTPTN borrower lol). 

Hence, my strong opinion on making sure all students, before applying for a loan, please be aware of the pros and cons, the repayment schemes and ensure that being a loan borrower, it is your responsibility and duty to repay the agency (despite how low an opinion you have of them). It's like a bank loan, if you don't pay up, you will lose... everything. Seriously. Learn of the consequence before jumping on the PTPTN bandwagon; learn of alternatives; be aware of what you can and cannot do while you still owe money to the PTPTN agency.... information is the king here. Make sure you know and understand these stuff.

A Mother's Love


Enjoy! It's amazing, the art, but I think the music can be improved - the transition between songs sounded a bit sudden. :P


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Jaw (muscle) pain or TMD (temporomandibular disorder)

Yes, I seem to have plenty of these sort of problems lol - from stomach bloating and gastric to anxiety disorders lol. 

Anyway, I've found out the problem for my jaw (muscle) pain so I thought I should share it to ya'll. 

Symptoms: In my case, my jaw muscle/s feel/s slightly sore (like when you went for a jog and your leg muscles start to ache) whenever I yawn/open my jaw wider than usual (usual as in when I'm eating). It also feels slightly numb when I clench my jaw together tightly.

Suspected problem: Clenching and/or grinding my teeth subconsciously/ during sleep. This usually happens when someone is under stress. Though there are plenty of other causes - check them here.

Solution: (P/S: This is the important part - I have no knowledge of this until today lol :P Hope it helps!)
Remember the saying, "Lips together ... teeth apart." When you are relaxed:
  1.  your teeth should be slightly apart.
  2. your tongue should be resting gently against the roof of your mouth and
  3. your lips should be relaxed and barely touching or slightly apart. 
Try to keep your upper and lower teeth apart, except when you are eating or swallowing.


Food for thought: Social media and loneliness

The stuff here are presented in such a way that it sounds confusing yet logical at the same time (for me). Anyway, the message it conveys is really something to be dwell upon. Enjoy!
 

Within Temptation - Silver Moonlight (Demo)

Another epic song! The lyrics for this song is like really tough to transcribe. I'm sorry but I really have tried my best. Enjoy!


Updated 22/1. I've the official version of the song already and I gotta say, I love the release version as well :) though it's a bit more 'noisy' than this version :P I think I'll be putting up the video on the release day (to avoid getting 'striked' by YouTube again lol)

P/S: Check out the new Silver Moonlight (Release version) lyrics here: http://aveyntoh-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/within-temptation-silver-moonlight.html


Lyrics:

Till another little ray
Care about the day your heart breaks up
When you lose your way

I'm hellbound in this life
Keep fighting the coldest wars
It's always been like this but don't know why

And sleeping in your mind
Your fear that ties you down
Going down
I won't bow

No
Screaming at the walls of fire
It's closing in on me
I'm hungry for the burning of the silver moonlight
It's where I wanna be
Screaming at the walls of fire
But I'm still running free
In the silver moonlight
I can't breathe...
Wooooo...

These days are only now
Breathing in the coldest lies
I think it's only what you have in mind
Holding on to the best of you
I hit the pavement
Going down
I won't bow

No
Screaming at the walls of fire
It's closing in on me
I'm hungry for the burning of the silver moonlight
It's where I wanna be
Screaming at the walls of fire
I'm still running free
In the silver moonlight
I can't breathe

No, I'm patient
But these colours that I leave
All alone in this life
I cannot see
Dreams we have are solid
But we can't let her bleed
Maybe what we make
Can they'll see?
Ohh

(I will fight in this life
Defying the coldest wars
It's always been like this
But don't know why)

No
Screaming at the walls of fire
It's closing in on me
I'm hungry for the burning of the silver moonlight
It's where I wanna be
Screaming at the walls of fire
But I'm still running free
In the silver moonlight
I can't breathe...
(I'm still free)
Wooooo...
(Your fear will chain you down)
(I will run, let me out!)

Till another little ray
Care about the day your heart breaks up
When you lose your way

Corrections provided by LeanaMcKie, Michel in Darkland, Siksi Miksi, Morgana WT, graspop2010, BG12sofia, Emilie Elegy, EvTod (all are from my YouTube account) and Whisper. Thank you! :)



Do check out the lyrics for the studio-released version of Silver Moonlight here: http://aveyntoh-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/within-temptation-silver-moonlight.html

Within Temptation - Dog Days (Demo)

If I had to choose the not-so-nice song from Within Temptation's latest EP, I would choose this. Ouch. Sorry, song! :P

P/S: Lyrics may not be accurate.


Sorry, I've forgotten to update this post :P Here goes! 18/11

Lyrics:

Wake in the dead of night
Hold on to this life
Running to what's wrong and right
Seems to be a thin line.

Fighting for a wasted love
Fighting to survive

Oh won't you please forget
Oh won't you please forget
These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for?
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for?
These are the dog days
These are the dog days

Wake in the dead of night
Hold on to this life
Running to what's wrong and right
Seems to be a thin line

Fighting for a wasted love
Fighting to survive

Oh won't you please forget
Oh won't you please forget
These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for?
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for?
These are the dog days
These are the dog days

Embracing the heart, to find the loss
Running down the path that I think I need to go
When you think you' ve won, you still lose it after all
These are the dog days
These are the dog days

These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
These are the dog days
These are the dog days
They'll never go away
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for
One, two, three, four, what are you waiting for
These are the dog days
These are the dog days


Check out the lyrics for the studio-released version of Dog Days here: http://aveyntoh-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/within-temptation-dog-days-release.html

Within Temptation - Let Us Burn (Demo) & (Release version)

Absolutely epic song from Within Temptation (actually all the songs in their album are epic, especially Paradise)! Can't wait for the full album. 

P/S: Updated 18/11/13. I believe this lyrics are as accurate as it's going to be :)

P/P/S: The release version is pretty much same as this version :) I love the front part more in the release version though. The lyrics are exactly the same.

Demo version

Final release version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEb-nhr-VYE (So, they have made the video unavailable to all countries except Japan LOL http://aveyntoh-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/within-temptation-lyric-videos.html Don't worry though, there's still a way :))

Lyrics:

The darkness has come to the roses
The fire is reaching the air
The colours that I have created
Are suddenly flying away

I'm not fighting myself, will not follow
Coz my choices are mine, is my fate
And I'll never bow down from the sorrow
I'll face all that is coming my way

Denying the devil the silence
Embracing the world on the edge

Let us burn
Let us burn
And light up the skies here tonight
Let us burn
Let us burn
In this fire that makes us yearn
Woah, we're fighting the fear of the silence
We're running through walls where they stand
Let us burn
Let us burn
Let us burn......

I'm searching no more for tomorrow
I reach for the skies while I can
The unknown will always be waiting
My last day I'll jump in its hands

I'm not fighting myself, will not follow
Coz my choices are mine, is my fate
And I'll never bow down from the sorrow
I'll face all that is coming my way

Denying the devil the silence
Embracing the world on the edge

Let us burn
Let us burn
And light up the skies here tonight
Let us burn
Let us burn
In this fire that makes us yearn
Woah, we're fighting the fear of the silence
We're running through walls where they stand
Let us burn
Let us burn
Let us burn......

Why... why don't you let me burn?
Why don't you come down and break out and let me burn?
Ohhh why, why don't you let me burn?
Why don't you let me burn?
Why don't you let me burn?

Oh why....
You're raising the demons in my head
Oh why.... me
Waiting for chains throwing me to the ground

The darkness has come to the roses
And the fire is reaching the air

Let us burn
Let us burn
And light up the skies here tonight
Let us burn
Let us burn
In this fire that makes us yearn
Woah, we're fighting the fear of the silence
We're running through walls where they stand
Let us burn
Let us burn
Let us burn......

Friday, September 27, 2013

Within Temptation - Paradise (What About Us?) ft. Tarja

Epic video and epic song. A nice combination of vocals from the two queens of rock - what else could I have asked for? :)



Lyrics:
There’s no sense, the fire burns
When wisdom fails it changes all
The wheel embodies all that keeps on turning

Blood red skies, I feel so cold
No innocence, we play our role
The wheel embodies all where are we going

All in all you’d expect the wise to be wiser
Fallen from grace and
All and all I guess
We should have known better, ’cause…

What about us?
Isn’t it enough,
No we’re not in Paradise

This is who we are
This is what we got
No, this is not our Paradise

But it’s all we want,
And it's all that we’re fighting for
Though it’s not par-adise

You and us, or I and them
There comes a time to take a stand
The wheel is watching all, it keeps on burning

The venom works, it’s like a curse
A Trojan horse, when will we learn?
The wheel embodies all that keeá¹—s returning

All in all you’d expect the wise to be wiser
Fallen from grace and
All and all I guess
We should have known better, ’cause…

What about us?
Isn’t it enough,
No we’re not in Paradise

This is who we are
This is what we got
No, it's not our Paradise

But it’s all we want,
And it's all that we’re fighting for
Though it’s not par-adise

-musical break-

What about us?
Isn’t it enough,
No we’re not in Paradise

This is who we are
This is what we got
No, it's not our Paradise

But it’s all we want,
And all that we’re fighting for

What about us?
Isn’t it enough,
No we’re not in Paradise

This is who we are
This is what we got
No, it's not our Paradise

But it’s all we want,
And it's all that we’re fighting for
Though it’s not par-adise

What about us?
What about us?
What about us?
Isn’t it enough.

What about us?
What about us?
What about us?
Isn’t it enough.

What about us?
What about us?
What about us?
Isn’t it enough.

What about us?
What about us?
What about us?
Isn’t it enough.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I didn't love my wife when we got married

A nice read - redefining love. We have been lied throughout our lives on what love is - from Disney movies to pop, love songs. Love is not an emotion. Love is felt by giving and putting other people's need above our own.

Joseph Vincent - Be There



Lyrics:
Been busy tryin' to figure you out
And how you ever did without the love and all the questions
Did he have the right intentions, no

So take a chance with me
I'm here so I can make you believe again in love that's true
'Cause I'll be there, I'll be there for you

Woah oh oh oh woah

You don't have to search no more
'Cause I'm the one you're lookin' for
Oh I'll be there, I'll be there for you
You just have to realize
I'm not like those other guys
'Cause I'll be there, I'll be there for you

Woah oh oh oh, woah
I'll be there I'll be there for you
Woah oh oh oh, woah

I'm gonna bring you back, bring you back now
To a time that was right oh you never had to worry 'bout
Anything your heart desires
If you just ask then I'll supply it

I'll treat you right
'Cause I'm your knight
And you're my princess baby
Put your guard down be my lady

You don't have to search no more
'Cause I'm the one you're lookin' for
Oh I'll be there, I'll be there for you
You just have to realize
I'm not like those other guys
'Cause I'll be there, I'll be there for you

And if I can remind you how it feels
How it feels to be another's number one
And it's time to break that spell
I've been wishin' down this well
Ohh, and it's all for you, you

You don't have to search no more
'Cause I'm the one you're lookin' for
Oh I'll be there, I'll be there for you
You just have to realize
I'm no like those other guys
'Cause I'll be there, I'll be there for you

Woah oh oh oh, woah
I'll be there I'll be there for you
Woah oh oh oh, woah
(You know that I'll be there for you)
(You know that I'll be there for you)
(You know that I'll be there for you)

Yeah I'll be there, I'll be there for you

Monday, September 23, 2013

Introspective


I wish I could put a part of the comic up here that is meaningful to me but I'm afraid of being sued lol, so here it is... THE LINK! :D

This is the first time I learn of the word 'Introspective' and I realised that in the 4 boxes of comic that describes introspective - I have EVERY ONE OF THEM. Seriously... (though why with all the caps lol :P). Anyway, lemme summarise it for ya.

Introspective - 
  • Thinks too much sometimes about everything in general. 
  • Keeps reminding one's self of every horrendous (embarrassing, awkward etc) event that ever happened in his/her life
  • Worry over stuff that he/she has totally no control over
  • Discouraging one's self by convincing self that every single thing that he/she does, someone else is doing a better version of it... so why bother? lol
  • Binge-ing on food ... ... hurrah! lol
Hmm, maybe I should start running again - but usually when I go for a run and when I enter that very tired stage, my mind tend to go blank/blurry (although I'm actually still seeing where I put my foot in real life). I just stop thinking of other problems - just thinking of how much further I can go~


oh and btw, almost all of his comics are hilarious... just sayin' ;) Enjoy!

That Can't Be Me


Powerful stuff. Do go and watch it if you have the time :)



How well do you see colour?

This is absolutely soooooo cool! :D You get to see what kind of colour is slightly 'blind' to you. :)

FACT: 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.


Link to the colour test: http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?pageid=77&lang=en
Article link: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-well-do-you-see-color-173018

This is what I did - there are definitely some errors that I suddenly realise right after I clicked submit lol. Oh bother :P
This is what I get - my score!
Compare with other people of my age and gender range
A tip though, staring at the colours won't help you. Look through it as much as possible without overly tiring your eyes out, then take a short break. Later, come back to the colour hues and swap a few 'mistakes' that you see :) I'm just too lazy to redo the test so meh, 16 is good enough for me :P



For more 'tests' such as this one, feel free to check out my other posts:

Neat computer trick

A simple trick to use as a prank on your friends when they are not looking or for April fools :P

[Applicable for Windows OS only! Tested out on Win7.]

Just Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow key. And see how your friend panics when he/she realised the computer screen had just inverted itself xD

On Autotune

A very insightful article on autotune and its use from the perspective of a musician/band (This article is originally by Paradise Fears btw) :) Enjoy!

First, almost every professional recording uses some form of pitch correction.

I say almost because there are exceptions to prove the rule, but I would venture to estimate 99% of the songs you hear feature vocals that have been tuned using some variant of autotune software. Even live recordings and live performances often feature tuning. I can’t tell you how many times people will compliment me for “not needing to use Autotune” on a recording that we used pitch correction for. Not because we needed to. Because we wanted to.

Second, what’s often mis-identified as autotune is just a choice of vocal effect.
Just as guitars have different effects that are used in different songs, technology has made possible an incredible number of ways to alter the sound of a vocal. An uneffected vocal, straight mic-to-speaker, would sound unnatural to you, because it lacks the natural reverb that you’re used to when you hear someone sing right in front of you. So already, you need to add a reverb effect to make it sound natural. From there, there are hundreds of adjustments you can make. And just like most electric guitar players consider the fine-tuning of effects to be a part of playing the guitar, I see vocal effects as a part of the artistry. The T-Pain effect is called “hard tune,” and that’s not because T-Pain is a poor singer, it’s an effect that’s used deliberately. And obviously people like it, because T-Pain has made a career of it.

Third, why would you ever prefer listening to something out-of-tune than something in-tune?

To say, “I don’t like how much autotune is used,” is to say “I don’t like how well-tuned this vocal is,” which is to say, “I would prefer hearing something that was out of tune.” Trust me - you don’t. No one likes seeing sausages being made, but everybody likes eating sausages. It’s not the process, but the product that’s important. If you like the way it sounds, why would youwant it to sound worse?

Worth noting, I do like the sound of a real, natural, authentic sounding vocal. There are some recordings where I love the subtle imperfections and slight misses, but even those vocals have generally undergone at least some amount of tuning, and on the whole, I would take something that’s in tune over something that’s out of tune any day of the week.

Fourth, auto-tune can’t make a bad singer into a good one. 
It’s a tool, not a crutch. There’s so much more to singing than just hitting the right notes, and in my opinion, a strict focus on just hitting the exact pitch for every note and nothing else will leave you with a dull, dry, personality-less vocal performance. Pitch correction provides the cover that vocalists need to take risks with nuance when they’re singing, and make the entire process more efficient.

Just some food for thought before you start bashing a singer for using autotune (a bit) in his/her music. Just sayin'

Source: http://paradisefears.tumblr.com/post/62024609002/too-much-autotune

Friday, September 20, 2013

CastleStorm review

Tower defense with something more! :)

Witty-lame dialogues (lol), cool concept (for both artwork and gameplay), and you get to build your own castle (with preset rooms for you to add)! :D

Witty-lame dialogues: What? My soldiers are on strike? ... lol  :P
There are 2 kinds of mission - one is the main story missions and the other is side missions whereby you can earn more money to upgrade your units or stats. I highly recommend you to do ALL the side missions :) They do help! Bonus objectives are a must as well - if you can do it. Some of them are rather hard IMHO hence I gave up after the 3rd try lol. :P Select the best projectile, troops and castle rooms to make it easier for you to complete the bonus objective.
Mission start: You can select up to 5 types of troops, projectiles and spells per mission
Cool stats that you can show off to people - like having 100% accuracy or 100% headshots lol :P
Besides that, you get to choose from a variety of fun projectiles to shoot your enemies with. The same goes for spells, soldiers and castle rooms (that have function).
Fun projectiles: Weird kinds of projectiles that can convert enemy troops or turn the enemy into a turkey... lol
Spells whereby you can 'summon' the hero/ heroin into battle - you'll be taking control of the hero/heroin and hack and slash your way to the enemy gates in a scrolling 2D platform :) Note that everything else is in 3D, but your hero/heroin's movement is 2D only.

And now for the most unique feature of this game: castle building! :) Although you can opt for the preset ones, I often find the preset ones a bit lacking. So, Ima build my own castle (using the preset one as a template ofc hehe)! The controls for the editor may take you awhile to figure out and get used to as there are no tutorial, whatsoever, for this. Actually, there aren't any tutorials for you that tells you about the existence of the preset castles... anyway, after building the castle, remember to test it first - just in case, the castle will collapse on itself without being hit by any projectiles lol.
CASTLE BUILDING: The editor menu

CASTLE BUILDING: Choose from a variety of rooms to add to your castle. There are functional rooms and structural ones - you are limited to having only 5 different training rooms for troops and 9 bonus rewards' rooms. Max 50 rooms/objects per castle.

CASTLE BUILDING: My epic castle is done! Haha. Save it~ :P
'A pretty cool game that may get a bit repetitive after awhile - like all tower defense I suppose. The best part is castle building IMHO but you need to like alter it a bit to suit each mission - especially if you plan on getting the bonus objective. :) A good and unique game nevertheless, worth a play if you can spare the time. :)' S.Y.

Sam Tsui - Bring Me the Night (feat. Kina Grannis)



Lyrics:

Measuring days in the spaces between our goodbyes
Learning to wait through the endless parade
Of our same old see-you-next-time's
But when I close my eyes the miles melt away
Like you're here in my arms at the end of the day

So bring me the night, send out the stars
'Cause when I'm dreaming we don't seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you'll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you
You

Swear I don't know if the days are as slow as they seem
Wondering when you'll be with me again and this
Finally can be more than just a dream
But when I close my eyes I want only to stay
Where the farthest you are is a heartbeat away

So bring me the night, send out the stars
'Cause when I'm dreaming we don't seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you'll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

And it's enough knowing you...
(I know that you're) are calling to me
While you're dreaming beneath the same moon
All it takes is imagining you
So that I can get through
One more long and lonely day

So bring me the night, tell me it's near
Give me the chance to pretend that you're here
Darken the sky and light up the moon
Please bring it soon, bring it soon

So bring me the night, send out the stars
'Cause when I'm dreaming we don't seem so far (we don't seem so far)
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you'll be here with me soon
Bring me the night,
Bring me the night,
Bring me the night,
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Review

P/S: I've edited this - I'm too lazy and too unmotivated (since there are like soooo many walkthroughs already) to write a walkthrough lol. So, if you really need that walkthrough (actually you don't. Just take some time to explore a bit... you'll find out soon what the story wants you to do), go google it.

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons menu
This is one of the most profound games that I've ever played that came from an indie company :) (I mean besides Deus Ex and perhaps Bioshock games). Note: Major spoilers btw.

Brothers' love

It's brimming with emotions, easy-to-figure-out-by-yourself puzzles (that may take some time - but you'll get there eventually... I did :)) and life lessons. 
With both brothers' controls, you will be able to move
stuff that a single brother cannot do

Superb graphics!
It's creative in a way that requires you to control both characters, most of the time, simultaneously and for me, the controls do require some time in getting used to it lol. The music is perfect for the game IMHO though sometimes I feel as though the music can do without the wailing from the lady singer lol. Although the characters all speak some alien language that are rather annoying at first, but you'll gradually realise that you don't need to understand what they are talking to play the game. The graphics are rather astounding (considering that they are an indie company :)). Starbreeze (the company that developed this game) placed quite a number of benches in the game where you can seat both brothers down and enjoy the scenery + take screenshots - that's pretty awesome :). The brothers' movements are rather fluid (though sometimes it might get a bit jerky). No glitches encountered - making this game almost on par with Borderlands's standards (seriously, it's like all the other games have major glitches somewhere in them, but not Borderlands - it's perfect! ;)). Plus, not to mention, there are other non-quest related interactive stuff that are pretty fun :P 

Puzzles: You will need to swing one brother at a time :)
So cute: Brothers balancing on a tree trunk
Anyway, I'd love to write a walk through for this game but I think that's for another day (it's rather late here) :P Anyway, here's the story - fresh from playing the game, so the story is still stuck in my mind lol
Drench yourself in blood and let the younger brother stand on the shoulders of the elder brother - mimicking the cultists' 'god' - would help you get pass the cultists and save the lady (wrong screenshot but meh the advice still stands)
Each brother should hang on to each end of the branch and then move slowly to the left until they both drop off the cliff and into the water.
Finally, the miracle water!
Two brothers left in search of a miraculous water that can cure their fatally ailing father. With cooperation and superb teamwork, they will face and overcome various challenges in their way (mostly climbing but there are several really cool what-would-you-do-in-these-kind-of-situation stuff). You get to fly a flying machine, row a boat through rapids and avoiding hungry sea creatures, edge across cliffs, swing across the edges of walls (while the brothers are so high up), save a troll's wife, save and ride on a bird creature :P (that looks like a griffon to me), ride mountain goats, crash a sacrificial ceremony and outwit the cultists there to save the lady in distress, crawl into tunnels, defeat the spider queen and a giant troll, and finally, grieve with the younger brother as he buried his dear brother and moved on - overcoming his fear of water and to be able to do things that he used to need his brother's help with. 
You get to actually fly a flying machine - just rmb to hang on tight! And turn when you need to :P
You get to ride a mountain goat as well... how cool is that? :D But ofc, you need to keep the interacting keys pressed at all times or they will dismount lol :P
You get to fly on a griffon/bird creature :)
You get to row a boat!

Grieving young brother after he buried his elder brother
It's really heart-aching to see the young boy grieve and you feel as though you wanted to reach out to him - to comfort him. His father, after being cured, fell to his knees and cried when he was in front of the graves of both his eldest son and his wife (who drowned in the intro of the game, hence the younger boy's fear of water began). 


'Seriously, for me, I'd give it a 10/10 but IGN gave only a 8/10. Still, that's really good already :) A must play for gamers who enjoy a good and touching storyline without too much hack and slash' S.Y.



You can buy the game at Amazon here:


Link to more screenshots: -pending-

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Addictiveness of Playing the AH (in Rift) - Part II + Dimension Building!

I'm on a roll here... lol.

So, Despite being really committed to hitting the 5k plat mark (that I set for myself), I kept finding myself buying stuff in the end lol. It has been around 2 months since I've started my first character on Rift and lookie now... I have 2 accounts (F2P ones) with 2 characters each; 1 level 60, 1 level 50, 1 level 27 and another is just for storage lol; I have a bank guild with 3 tabs open; my main has an addition of 2 bag slots; all my characters are using empyrean bags (All bought at the low price of around 40plat... lol - seeing how the market is faring, I'll bet the price will drop even more within this week); my mailbox is maxed out, and I have SOOOOOOOOOO many artifacts until I don't know where to store them. Plus, I'll bet if I haven't spent any of my earned in-game money, I'll probably be sitting on around 15k plat right now.

Although I know fishing is very lucrative (as aforementioned in my previous Rift-related post), I'm just too lazy to sit over a stupid pond to keep fishing until my eyes bleed... it's just too boring - I'd rather go do carnage quests and hunt for artifacts lol. Dealing in artifacts is getting really really competitive nowadays... too many people are fishing lol. Anyway, I always have a backup niche or two where I can still earn a steady amount of money on the AH - that I've decided not to reveal to you all... lol. Okay, a hint... selling lumber - linden and elm are really profitable and some of the herbs too. Any flowers/ logs that you can sell for more than 1 plat each is extremely profitable IMHO. However, in this case, I'll have to get a bit hardworking and go farm a bit :P

Oh and there's my dimension to take care of lol. I'm still building my second tree house and am planning to link both tree houses via a sky bridge. Then, after decorating my tree houses, I might build a few platforms below the tree houses and a slide for people to 'slide' down to the ground. :) It'll be like a mini, virtual theme park but with tree houses lol :P and weird boats bobbing around on land... (I refuse to spend any of my plats to buy a new dimension which actually has water in it). haha.

BEFORE: The time when my dimension is less cluttered :P
NOW: Plenty of nicks and knacks + statues that I've managed to buy, cheaply, from the AH
My first attempt at tree house building - Am not very familiar with dimension building btw :P

The view from my bed at my first tree house


The view of my second and more barren tree house - but now, I actually have plenty of bearskin fur there. 

The view of my first tree house from my second tree house


The view of both of my tree houses from the ground - Am still trying to figure out a way to link both tree houses together without making it look like it's floating in mid-air lol :P

Okies, time for bed. Rift's down for maintenance just now, hence my 'apparent free time' (but actually I'm a very busy person in-game lol... so much to do, so little gaming time hehe). Oh well, tomorrow's another day - I'll bet I can get a few more sales tomorrow despite the long downtime :)


Check out my other Rift-related posts:


Random update - Athena

So...

I've noticed my total number of posts in Sept is 6 posts shy of my top number of posts in a month (which is actually 33 btw) and that Sept is just half over. :D I'm spending way too much time here... seriously lol.

In addition, my total number of posts for the year 2013 is fast approaching the 150 mark (which is, ofc, another new record for me). Maybe I should do some flashback stuff at the very end of 2013... just to see how far I've gone. From a private, viewable-by-only-me blog, it has now attracted quite a number of people through the world and I believe there are a handful that has become my blog's dedicated followers :P 


I'm glad the guides that I've posted helped you all a lot - almost all of the guide that I post here is based on my personal experience with the problem itself and the solution was wrought from several hours (it varies though) of googling and headache lol. 

I'm also glad people appreciate my effort in transcribing song lyrics from their respective songs :) (and we have the same taste in music - what a surprise! :P). Around 3/4 of the lyrics here are transcribed or edited by me and some of the videos (with the music in it)/ lyric videos are made by me as well :)

For those who came to my blog for reviews on games, I hope I gave you a clear view of what you're getting into lol. My reviews are usually written from my perspective so it might not make any sense to anyone else hehe. The same goes to my movie reviews :P

And then, there are people who came here to copy my essays.... scumbags... lol. Go write your own essays! My essays are for reference only and I mean it! lol

Lastly, there are the random people who came to read up on some of the (really random) articles that I have around here - thank you for putting up with my comments (that I placed among the actual text of the article lol) and highlighted text... which actually, now that I think of it, makes the whole thing look really messy lol. 

And a special thank you goes out to those who watched my typography video :D and liked it/ commented on YouTube as well.

P/S: I gave up trying to track the number of random posts that I have - so I suppose I'll just name them after Greek gods/goddesses instead... lol.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Linkin Park ft Steve Aoki - A Light That Never Comes



Nah, you don't know me
Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me, cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours
When the floodgates open, brace your shores
That pressure don't care when it breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take, better take some more

(Oh)
'Cause I know what it's like to test fate
Had my shoulders pressed with that weight
Stood up strong in spite of that hate

(Oh)
Night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
And I been waiting for it so long

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh) (Oh) (Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

When I was young, they told me, they said
Make your bed, you lie in that bed
A king can only reign 'til instead
There comes that day it's "off with his head"

(Oh)
Night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
You'll have my mercy then when you're gone

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh) (Oh) (Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

And I told them:
Nah, you don't know me
Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me, cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours
When the floodgates open, brace your shores
That pressure don't care, it breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take, better take some more

(Oh) (Oh) (Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh) (Oh) (Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

'Overall, the lyrics are not that bad :P'