Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Woots! Dinner at Orchid Garden~! =D

Yes! Last day of Mid-Year examination, we had planned long ago that we will be having BBQ at Ai Xing house on the very night. However, due to some reason that Ai Xing's cousin is going to have his birthday celebration at her house on the same night so we kinda changed to Jia Min's house. Though she was afraid of the clean up work after the BBQ, so we decided to have our buffet at Orchid Garden (yes, it's definitely troublesome!!! X_x).

Had a lot of fun on that very night, especially when we went up to the place where the swimming pool was, we played and took a lot pictures of us camwhoring the whole night. XD I even took picture with MonMon!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!!!! XD my bao bei didi~!!!! XDDD will upload some of the picture on that night for the next entry~ =D

Kinda tiring with my assignment this few days, because my principal and teachers were really impressed with what we did on the assembly back then. So, after that, our 'dearest' principal requested us to make one assignment of the earthquake in Si Chuan, China. However, my skill doing powerpoint document is really sucky, we asked teacher MeiMei for a lot of help, which is what I'm feeling guilty about. Though Jia Min and MoMo didn't do too much as they were sitting on the sofa enjoying their life watching drama when I was typing cluelessly in front of the monitor when we were all at Jia Min's house... Hmmm... But oh wells, they need to memories what they gna say on the stage~ XD Let them be the one to be embrassed on the stage~ mwahahahahha!!!!! I'm so meannnn~~~~ XDDDD

Monday, May 19, 2008

Rawr die RAwrrrrrrrrrrr~!

RAWRRRRRRRRR~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously man, I think I realleh gonna die reallehhhh hard this time. My mid year examination for Biology gonna turn out sucky, I left more than half the paper blank. Oh gayyy... I bet that angglehh gonna tease me like shit by the time he distribute our paper to us... Mehh... = = Despite that, my Chemistry paper went well though, which was a good thing that I left nothing blank at all. XD Oh yes, at the mean time, I suppose there's no way for me not to work hard for my Physics paper now, otherwise the result for my Biology would really pull the shit off for my combine science. = ="

Chinese and Commercial studies paper 1 for tomorrow. Good luck to me. I never touched commercial studies for this year. Mehh.. .__.""

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Namidairo - Colour of tears

Woots~ Here I am to upload my version of Namidairo, Colour of tears~ =D This is the Chinese version that I translated and sang along with the instrumental. Hope you guys like it~ =D


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mount KK O.O

OMG, my gay grandpa Kiat just showed this damn thing to me~ Mount KK that he and his clan 'indei' is going to climb around end of June~ Holy cowww~~ so wish them good luck... come back alive Kiat... = =""


http://www.mountaintorq.com/route_map.html


Oh lol~ Jia Min claimed that she thought I already won numbers of trophies before, wei wei wei~ have you ever seen any trophy when you come my house arh? = ="" woots~~~ xD Yeah I'm just that Noob!!! LOL!!! SO WUT? BEA SONG ARH HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR???? XPPPPPPPP RAWRRrrr~

Lol and I'm just too bored that I feel like uploading this lame picture~ LALALALLAL XD
















He said it looked like a watermelon!!! LOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD it's actually Kiat's head being cut off~ LalalalalallaA~ 'headless davis' LALALALALALALA XP lols too bored baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa rawrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr XPPPPPP

Thursday, May 15, 2008

my very first trophy~! XD

Woots~ There are too many 'first time' in life that you wouldn't know. Yes, today~ my first ever trophy was given by my Chinese teacher~! x3 I wasn't really proud but was only feeling glad that I was able to made it to the first position of the Chinese poem recitation. My friend Jia Min who won third place for the individual Chinese poem recitation contest and Moh Hin (aka MoMo) who won second place were proud instead that they were both jumping around and showing off their trophies to others, in some really funny way of course~ XD. The pictures below was taken by the very time I got my trophy~

























Woots~! Very first trophy in my life~! x3

























Baka Ringu from the left, Teng, Momo at the right. Chinese poem recitation title, Mask.



















Ling from the left, Momo~ (Hot guy isn't he? XD), Teng on the right. Perfect group~ x3




















These pictures are about the entry which I blogged few weeks before. Lol, we're on the newspaper~! XD

























We're everywhere!!! Ahahahahah XDD

























OMG MY NAME IS THERE!!! DIRECTOR SER CHANG MIN! MWAHAHHAHAHH XD lols~ I was being asked about the video everywhere after this... .__.

That's all for now~ enjoy the pictures~! x3 Will upload my video someday for you guys to have a look or something. Do take care minna-san~! =D

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Story of YUI, and so a legend is born...

Chapter 1「The Encounter With The Music」 2005.1.17

Hi! It's YUI. My debut single "Feel My Soul" released starting from this week. I think i probably will do "Self Introduction" over 6 times every week in order to let more people to know me. 1st chapter: The encounter with the music.

Me, under my mother's influences, like "things" that sing since i was young. Because i always listen to the song, when my mother's car stereo broke down, i still completely remembered the tune. I sang it in my car, in my room, in the path returned from the school, in the bath, everywhere. Sometimes it annoyed my mother and she goes "It's NOISY!!"

Then, under my mother's influences again, since junior high 3rd year, my diary has changed to poem form. In university notebook, i wrote anything that came to my mind, wrote anything i see. And now about 1 row in a bookshelf - is how much i have wrote.

There're days i would like to listen to all sort of music and tune, i went into the CD shop. Though i would like to buy them, there's not enough money allowed me to do that. I ended up listening to the new songs using CD-shop's song machine.

When i listened to Avril Lavigne debute album, i was shocked. It's totally different from the tradition Japanese music i listened to all the while. It give me an impact when i learned that her age is close to me and she wrote all her song herself.

With that, i told myself "I want to write my own song, play the guitar myself too". This strong feeling was no longer can be hold down.

"I will choose the path of music" i told myself that while totally not sure whether if it's good for myself, or how it should be done to become a musician...

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Chapter 2 「Journey to the Music」 2005.1.24

Hi, it's YUI. "Fukigen na Jiin" drama finally started. Reading people saying "I watch the drama!" and their comments in BBS/forum makes me happy.

Well, this week i feel like talking about my "Real Journey To The Path of Music"

Although with the strong will of "I want to take the path of music" in me, during the time when i just entered my high school, I was not been able to concentrate on the music, I’m blurred. There was even times that I persuaded myself "guess there’s no way I can do music, can I?" However, when I saw myself suffered again and again on it, my mind was set “After all, I still want to proceed to the path of music. "

So I decided to leave the high school and pursuit my own path of music. I handed everything to god on the days where I was like “What should I do now?”

There were a lot of people doing live performance at the street. Among them, there’s a band that caught my eye. After seeing them a while, I asked them “What can I do to pursuit my music career?”
The people of the band looked at me surprisingly, and told me that there are cram schools that teach composing and guitar. After that, miraculously, I enter a music cram school – VOICE.

From there, I started to play guitar for the first time. I learned how to press guitar chords, compose melody and song writing. I practice guitar a lot when I returned to home. At night, I went out and practice the song and guitar because it has becomes a n annoyance to the neighbour. However when I practice them in front of a factory’s shutter, it made people there angry too. If only there’s a place without people…… thinking of this, I took my bicycle and rushed to Shingu no Umi and the rice field near by while holding my guitar single handed. (this is also the place where my Indy single It’s Happy Line took place.)

Until now this is still the place I like the most. It’s the place where I can sing, it’s the place where I can settle down.

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Chapter 3 「Meeting with People」 [2005.1.31]

Hi, It YUI. Since January 17 drama "Fukigen na Jiin" aired until now, i've been to different prefecture in Kyushu to do the promotion for my Indy-Single "It's Happy Line" and February 23 debut single "Feel My Soul.
Although i'm from Kyushu too, i'm a bit nervous when visiting the places i never been to. I'm happy that people in everywhere welcomed me warmly. Dear everyone, thank you very much. This time i feel like turn around the entire country.

Well this week i want to talk about myself who had entered the music cram school.

The music cram school has an "All the people around you threat music seriously" kind of environment. Unlike studying in the normal highschool, people here have clear goal of themselves, and they put 100% into learning and move towards the "target". I always remind myself to work harder too.

This is a place where you learn not just only guitar, song writing and composing, but "important things in life". By building trust, we can express our feeling and thanks to people because we face each other honestly. I’ve noticed many things after I learned to trust people. It’s something I’ll not able to aware of back in the days when I was just thinking of myself. I’ve changed…..

It's really a non-replaceable, important place. I really feel the "warmth". There’re a few times I’ve assigned to sing as an opening at senior’s band live performance to encourage and help overcome stage fright. There are a lot of other things they’ve helped us too.

My first performance was an opening performance at the street with seniors. I was helping them to play guitar and chorus for Michelle Branch’s “Good Bye To You”. My first performance on stage at the Live House was singing the first song I wrote – “Why Me”. Unlike street performance, I’ve become very tense on stage. But when I finished the song, I felt I’ve sung well and satisfied.

The next song I wrote is “It’s Happy Line” which I had difficulty to fill in the lyric. Until 1 day before I need to perform on stage, even though I had wrote the lyric for the Melody A and Melody B part, I still can’t perform it if there’re some parts of the chorus is empty. I ended up put in some random English lyric there.

Even though I meet a lot of people hereafter, the people in the music cram school will always become the important people in my life. Now when I stopped by Fukuoka, the place where my music career began, I will perform at the same place where my seniors are doing the street performance. “I will never forget the original intention.” - I might not understand that if I never been to that music cram school.

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Chapter 4 「Audition」 2005.2.7

Hi, it’s YUI. February 23, the release date of my major debut single “feel my soul” is approaching. To think of my work being made into CD, sold at the shops, and many people will ask about it, makes me happy. Currently doing the recording for my next single.

Well I want to talk about the audition that give me the chances to debut now. Last year when I was in the music cram school, my teacher encouraged me to apply for the SD audition of Sony Music. There’re a few stages for that audition. First the tape was sent to them, after that I went to the audition hall, talked, sang and performed in front of a video camera. Then the final audition hall, which was inside a Sony building in Tokyo Nogizaka.

The theme is "Anyway, I’m still myself. "

I thought there’re 10 contestants in total. I never had thought of we were the chosen final 10 out of 20,000 application, which I heard from other people later. I’m going to Tokyo for audition. It’s my first time to Tokyo, and first time taking airplane. I’ve never left Fukuoka before that.

I was nervous when my turn of going on the stage was getting nearer and nearer. But I kept telling myself “Anyway, do the best I can!”

I pick “Why me” and “It’s happy line” 2 songs for the audition. They are also the first 2 songs I wrote. When it’s almost my turn, I asked them “May I sing while sitting?” Even though other people were singing with the standing microphone, I thought I can sing the song, strum the acoustic guitar better with that natural body gesture which is my usual style. It’s the most relaxing to sing and play guitar with this style, which I always use when I do performances in the street, when I practice my guitar, when I play my guitar at the rice field, beach near my house.

And so it’s my turn, after the introduction by MC, I sat at the middle of the stage strumming guitar and singing the songs pleasantly. After finished singing “It’s happy line”, I continue by singing a little part of “I Know”.
So I actually sang 3 songs while only 2 songs were planned. I sang the 3rd song that was a new song I just wrote earlier because the audience demanded it. Later I felt sorry to the audition staff because I’ve put them into trouble.

My first time to Tokyo, for this audition, has ended.

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Chapter 5 「In Tokyo」 2005.2.14

Hi, it’s YUI. My major debut single “feel my soul” will release next week. Before this I had traveled around Kyushu for the promotion campaign. And now I will travel around the whole country until end of March. There’ll be live broadcast on TV too. So everyone who are nearby, if you have time, please come to see me or watch me on TV.

Well, this time I want to talk about me going to Tokyo.

After the audition, I’ve assigned to Sony Music Recording gr8! Records(label)’s agency. At first the boss wanted to start the work as soon as possible, I also met up with the staff. The feeling of “step forward and work towards the real debut” also slowly well up in me.

The preparation for my debut started straight. The song writing also had started faster than I ever did. Immediately before I moved to Tokyo, I wrote debut single’s “feel my soul”. “Although I’m perplexed, I would like to move forward…” My thought was written into the song. Several demo tapes had been produced, and I also travel between Fukuoka and Tokyo for a few times for recording.

After the recording of my song, we went to Kujukuri to take the Presentation Video in July (a introduction video to me, which also include my song inside). Even though I have a kind of feeling that the person inside is not me, I’m very happy and watched many times when the completed video been showed to me.

It’s been middle of the September when I moved into Tokyo. I felt a little uneasy for me to left Fukuoka and live in Tokyo. There is less free space, the air is bad, and the sky is not beautiful…. Although I’m not alone since I’m not living by myself in agency dormitory, I always think about the good in Fukuoka. When I went to Shingu no umi, I brought along my camera and took a lot of pictures.

Starting from October, my regular show in Fukuoka FM will start. Since October, It gives me chances to go back Fukuoka for twice a month to do the recording. I feel happy when going back, “Hometown is nice.”

I need to talk alone for the radio show in Fukuoka. It takes 3 times more than now, it also took a full revolution inside my head but I still can’t do it well. “My skill is bad but I will work harder!” I try to practice talk to myself more with various kind of topic.

During December, my Indy-Single “It’s happy line” which was limited to Kyushu area had released, I also has my own program. I feel that “It will be nice when my song reached more and more people.” I was impressed to see my own CD in the CD shop.

Time passed very fast, it’s half a year since the audition. Between those times, my environment changed bewilderingly.

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Chapter 6 「Feel My Soul」 2005.2.21
Hi, it’s YUI, my debut single “feel my soul” will be released in the market on the 23rd this week. It’s also being decided that I’ll take part in Music Station (first TV appearance) on 25th. Everybody please make sure to watch it.

I was living in Fukuoka when the debut single “feel my soul” was in preparation. Been traveled between Fukuoka and Tokyo many times before summer. The feeling of ”Aiming for debut” was growing. I has the strong feeling of “I want to move forward even if I’m struggling”.

The producer of Fuji TV Network had heard the song through the presentation video which was filmed in July. “I want to know about this voice no matter what”. Later we met at the studio, after a call from the producer - “I would like to have a meeting”, in Shibuya where the drama was filmed,

While I was looking forward to listen some brief story of the drama, the producer kept talking about his imaginary picture of the image of voice, Because of that, I ended up holding the acoustic guitar for about 4 hours before I get to sing “feel my soul”. During that time, a new melody has been added to the original “feel my soul”, then some new lyric also been added into the song. And it becomes the song you heard in the debut single “feel my soul”.

About the song making, first the acoustic guitar version was recorded in a cassette tape. After that there’re many works to do before proceed to the real recording. First the arrangement of the song was decided, the melody and lyric had been slightly modified, then the final recording. When the recording of “feel my soul” completed, I’m very happy because it had become my debut single.

Since the airing in radio program of FM Fukuoka, broadcasting of “Fukigen na GIIN” drama, until the flowing of video clip in Music Channel and CM in TV, many people had posted the thoughts and comments about the song at homepage’s BBS. Everyone thank you truly. When I walked into a convenient store and saw a “feel my soul” was hanging there, I thought “it’s nearer and nearer”, “it’s like just an instant from the time I finished the recording until the debut”. I guess about 1 more day, the CD shop will be lined up with “feel my soul”.

I think I may go there watching the shop from afar. (laugh)

It’s me, YUI’s starting point here. From now on I’ll be writing songs, singing, and work hard together with all of you. Please continue your support in the future. I’m looking forward to the day we meet in a live performance.

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To be continue.....



Credits:
-Ky Khor
-YUI-Online.info
-YUI-Net.com

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's day~! =D

Woots~! Yes! On this very day, a day for all the mothers in the world! =D Here I am to wish all the mother's a Happy Mothers' day! =D

Lols~ I've just ordered a bouquet of flowers for my mom last night from Jia Min for 20 dollars. Took it when we finished our lunch at Jaya, I lied to my mom that I wanted to look for Jia Min at her floral shop and as I brought the flower, mom was surprised when she saw it. XD She suspected it was dad who sponsored the money to buy the flower~

Ahaha~ and then~ I drove back home~ lalalalala~


Monday, May 05, 2008

Stewpiak show~ X_x

Haven't been blogging for sometimes now, so here I am with a new thing. Like I said, I was suppose to upload a video of me joining the poem recitation, though for some reason that I couldn't open the video that my friend had copied for me, so I suppose there should be something wrong during the copy process then. Oh wells, I might have to make you guys wait now. =]

Today, I woke up around 5 something early in the morning, proposition was to finish my incomplete power point editing for the assembly later. After I've done it all, tidied up myself and waited for my friend, Jia Min to come to pick me up around 6:30, she came exactly right at the time. By then time I sat on her car, she asked me "Hey, you know what? I saw a student from our school sitting at the bus stop in front of the simpang, should I pick him up? Do you know that person?" I was wondering if it was Zhi Hong, a form3 guy from our school. My guess was right after all, I do know him, though not really close to him but yeah, we decided to pick him up, how kind we are~ XD

When we're on the way to school, Jia Min remembered that she had forgotten to bring some of the floral that was supposed to be presented during the assembly, so we did, wasted another 10 minutes to her house for the floral, damn~ We ought to be right there before 7 and get ready for everything... and when we reached school it was exactly 7 and we had not enough time to get ready. However, what we could do by then, was to arrange everything nicely and await for the assembly to begin.

Something really terrible happened during the assembly, at least I thought so, but others just thought it was alright, hmmm... The power point that I spent time for my beauty sleep doing it wasn't able to be opened in the right way, it was because I had forgotten that the Microsoft Office in my teacher's laptop was in the version of 2003 instead of 2007, and that is, I didn't change it's format to the version of 2003. I couldn't say it was a really wonderful power point project but I kinda did my best doing it though~ T_T How sad... = =" Oh wells, and because of that, I forgot what I should say when I got up to the stage to explain about my video... Instead I needed my draft of it... how embarrassing... Oh wells, otherwise, everything went well, respond from students for the video wasn't bad too~ glad to have this experience of doing all this things, it really worth doing it~ =D

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Memories of Polo.

Here's a story I found on Chicken Soup website, and this especially touched me a lot.

So here goes the story~

Every time I smell the sweet pungent fragrance of Polo aftershave, memories take me back to the trauma intensive care unit. Almost twenty years of nursing and uncountable numbers of patients fade away when that sweet aroma floods my senses. Once again I am standing at Roy’s bedside.

Nursing was new to me then, but the unit wasn’t. I had worked as a nurse assistant at night and attended nursing school clinicals in the unit during the day. New graduates weren’t usually hired into the ICU, but to me it was home and, with the staff’s blessings, my first job as a graduate R.N.


I had little experience with death. It wasn’t discussed much in school. The doctors acted as if it was a dragon to be defeated at all costs. The experienced nurses told me death wasn’t the enemy. I didn’t really understand what they were trying to say.

Until Roy.

What he taught me about death brings a hot rush of tears as I write this. But nurses aren’t supposed to cry, are they?

“So sad,” Donna told the charge nurse as I walked up. Twenty years of nursing had etched a permanent look of concern on her grandmotherly old face. “You’re young, Sharon,” she said. “Maybe Roy will talk to you.”

“Why is he here?” I asked.

“Motorcycle accident,” she replied. “I’ll watch your patients, you go visit Roy.”

Time hasn’t dampened the rush of raw teenage emotion that met me at the door to Roy’s room. The tracheostomy tube didn’t affect his ability to communicate the anger and frustration he felt.

“I hate this place. I hate you. I want to go home,” he mouthed as I walked in.

His greasy, matted hair was plastered against his scalp. His thin, gangly body was lost in a jumble of wrinkled sheets and tubes. His eyes were dark brown and challenging. Fear and pain mixed in with his message, but what fifteen-year-old boy would admit that? His face was covered with acne and a sparse, peach-fuzz trace of beard. He reminded me of the abandoned puppy I had found on the side of the road. He also reminded me of my cousin Mark who’d been so excited and proud about the whiskers he had grown (about twelve hairs as I recall).

I looked seriously at Roy. “You sure can’t go out looking like this,” I said. “You need a bath and a shave, or are you planning on growing a beard?”

Roy looked at me wide-eyed. He rubbed his hand across his chin and grinned. The way his expression changed told me he was sure his beard must be thick . . . a man’s beard.

“A bath and a shave,” he mouthed. “I use Polo aftershave,” he informed me proudly.

“Polo it is then.”

The bath, shave, clean sheets, and pain medicine sealed our friendship. Bathtime became our nightly routine. Roy would drift off to sleep with the sweet smell of Polo filling his dreams with other places and situations far removed from the reality of his hospital room. Polo’s aroma lingered on my uniform and silently followed me as I worked.

Roy’s accident was a tragedy. He was from a small mountain town far from the hospital. His friend had a new motorcycle that Roy wanted to try. His dad said no, but Roy, in typical teenage style, rode it anyway, wrecking almost immediately. His chest was crushed against a telephone pole.

The left lung was unrepairable, the right lung damaged. Angry with his son and devastated by the doctors’ dire predictions, Roy’s dad refused to visit. Roy’s mom didn’t drive.

The sweet smell of Polo and the sound of MTV filled Roy’s room on my night shift. He loved baseball and bragged about his school team. We decorated his room with baseball posters and balloons. As he became more cooperative, the day shift began to spoil him too. Roy told me he had a younger sister. We couldn’t replace his family, but we were determined to make sure he felt special and loved.

The last week of Roy’s short life was a blur of activity as doctors and nurses worked to save him. Nurses don’t cry, I told myself as I charted on Roy’s last night. My tears fell anyway, ignoring my orders to keep a professional perspective.

“I’m not assigning you patients tonight,” the charge nurse said in report. “Roy has been asking for you and there is not much we can do now. He’s not expected to live until morning.”

“Does he know?” I asked, blinking back tears.

No one answered me.

Roy and I had never talked about death. We both were still young enough to think that death only happened to someone else.

As Roy began to die, he held my hand so tightly my fingers became numb. He begged me not to leave his side. I held his hand and whispered about baseball and a place called heaven where he would be free of pain, while my colleagues worked frantically, and he slowly suffocated.

“Good-bye Roy,” I told him as I bathed his now cold body and splashed Polo on his face one last time. As the sweet aroma filled his room, I began to feel better. Roy taught me what nursing school didn’t.

Sometimes death is the cure, and good nurses do cry.

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A nice story isn't it? I was suppose to upload a video of my poem recitation today but despite that my friend hasn't send it to me yet. Oh, I had a little singing competition yesterday and glad that I manage to make it to the final. Now let's wait and see how far I can go! Woots! x3 Thanks to those who supports me! x3