there’s a light that never goes out




Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and I
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their
Home, and I’m welcome no more..




Songs that made me go ‘Lost’

There are songs that really resonate with the scenes in the TV show. Like the ‘Man of Science, Man of Faith’ episode in Lost, where the character Desmond Hume was first introduced, Mama Cass Elliot’s ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ song was played in the background.

At first I was wondering who this man was and his relation to Lost..and then the lyric went ..“the loneliest kind of lonely, it may be rough goin'”..

bam! smack me in the head.

This is the guy who’s trapped inside a hatch. Lonely soul? I feel you, bro.

Then before that, in Season 1, I was first introduced to Damien Rice through his song Delicate, which was played in ‘In Translation’ episode, where Hurley was listening to this song via his CD player before it ran out of battery. And then during the last scene where Sun was standing at the shore with her bikini on and Charlie and Claire sat on the beach, along with the song, somehow the scene moved me. My favourite lyric goes like “..why do you sing with me, at all?”

Sing em out


Dont listen to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall while studying, you might want to give up on your education

Dont listen to Radiohead (all of their songs) while working. One tends to be depressed after that.


Nevertheless they’re awesome. They have the perfect songs to sing at the karaoke.

Turning 29

What have I achieved so far in my 29 years of existence? ha ha this is a joke.

Okay, to commemorate the historic moment of the day that I was born (this post is a week late), I’m quoting some lines from my fav movie and tv series.

“Meet Montouk”
– the final words of Clementine to Joel upon her final memories of them together being erased.

(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

(Moulin Rouge)

“Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance, I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak, I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying I sometimes cannot think clearly, or do my work properly? What gain can rise from my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do, is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety above all others.

And yes… I will dance with you on our wedding night.”
– Lucius Hunt to Ivy Walker

(The Village)

“Istriku Ajeng, manusia terkuat yang pernah kukenal.
Terima kasih untuk rumah terindah yang pernah aku tempati.
Terima kasih untuk memberi maaf sebelum aku meminta.
Terima kasih untuk bersabar sampai aku tahu kalau hal-hal terbaik dalam hidup tidak memerlukan uang. Seperti bunyi suaramu yang selalu setia menuntunku, pulang ke hatimu.
Rumahku yang terindah.”

– Letter from Marwan to his wife, Ajeng

“Di tempat seperti ini, kita belajar untuk tidak pernah meminta maaf kepada hidup. Tempat ini terlalu basah untuk ditanam air mata, dan terlalu sempit untuk diisi penyesalan”

(9 Naga)

Coincidentally Rudi Soedjarwo as the director for 9 Naga, is also the director for Ada Apa Dengan Cinta and Mengejar Matahari, my fav indonesian movies.

“Ada teman-teman di masa kecil kita..
ada teman-teman di masa remaja kita..
ada teman-teman di masa tua kita..
ada sahabat-sahabat untuk selamanya..”

(Mengejar Matahari)

“Aku lari ke hutan, kemudian menyanyiku
Aku lari ke pantai, kemudian teriakku
Sepi… Sepi dan sendiri aku benci.
Aku ingin bingar. Aku mau di pasar.

Bosan aku dengan penat,
dan enyah saja kau, pekat!

Seperti berjelaga jika aku sendiri
Pecahkan saja gelasnya biar ramai
Biar mengaduh sampai gaduh

Ahh.. ada malaikat menyulam jaring laba-laba belang
di tembok keraton putih
Kenapa tak goyangkan saja loncengnya?
Biar terderah,
atau… aku harus lari ke hutan belok ke pantai?”
– puisi by Rangga, sung by Cinta

(Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?)

“Orang yang beruntung itu orang yang tidak pernah dilahirkan, dan yang kedua beruntung itu orang yang mati muda”


“You can just feel the details. The bits and pieces you never bothered to put into words. And you can feel these extreme moments. Even if you don’t want to. You put these together and you get the feel of a person. Enough to know how much you miss them.

And how much you hate the person who took them away”
– Leonard, on remembering his wife


“This is my destiny — I’m supposed to do this, dammit! Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do!”
— John Locke to the tour guide.

“I’ll see you in another life, brother!”
-Desmond Hume


And oh, while I’m at this, my fav song that’s also the track in episode 17 of season 1

“..And why do you sing Hallelujah
If it means nothing to you
Why do you sing with me at all?”
– Damien Rice, Delicate

Movies and idiot box’s series aside, I am a near 30 girl who have her interests change on an almost daily basis. I am now, as at today, an advanced diver which means that I am a sun worshiper, dreams of living on a secluded island doing nothing but island preservation. I am also a nature & animal lover. Donate money to WWF. Don’t eat / go near to turtle eggs / shark’s fins. I have special interests on North Korea, Indonesia and Scandinavian countries. Somehow believes that North Korea is the least polluted country in the world (since it receives so few tourists over the years) & that I will visit some day. On Scandinavian countries, I had first registered my interest in Sweden after watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (and subsequently read the Millenia trilogy). And then Iceland, with the geysers and fjords, ice diving (diving between tectonic plates of Europe and North America & to top it off, the clearest cleanest water on earth with the vis exceeds 120 meters). Ice diving is definitely on the list. The next in line, Indonesia is fascinating to me as even though I’ve been to many parts of this country there are still many more left unexplored. Raja Ampat in Sulawesi, Belitung Island in Sumatera, Derawan Island in Kalimantan, national parks in Java and many other places that are yet to be discovered.

Question is, will I be able to live long enough to travel to all these places?

so let your hips do the talking..


I was first introduced to Kings of Convenience by my then boyfriend back when we were in uni. Their ‘I’d Rather Dance With You’ song has been in my playlist ever since. Little that I know they’ve come to play in KL in 2010…plus together with my fav local indie band, Tenderfist.

The music’s too loud and the noise from the crowd 
Increases the chance of misinterpretation 
So let your hips do the talking 
I’ll make you laugh by acting like the guy who sings 
And you’ll make me smile by really getting into the swing 
Getting into the swing, getting into the swing 
Getting into the swing, getting into the swing

Pretty cute, right?

Now on Tenderfist, they’re different than other indie bands in Malaysia. Of course we can see bits of influence and resemblance of the western bands like MGMT, but still they’ve incorporated their own style of beat music which fits for local indie fans.

I like this particular song.

Don’t think guilty if you know
What you wanna do is lie
Messing people when you’re gone
Leave behind a broken heart

My heart…

Hanging up the telephone
Conversation put on hold
Steppin’ on my broken heart
It’s like stepping on a broken glass

This heart is wasted on you
This heart is wasted on you dear
This heart is wasted on you
This heart is wasted on you dear

My heart…

Suburbanscapes 2012

This is Urbanscapes 2012

This is Urbanscapes 2012

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It is actually Urbanscapes, held in KL every year. An avenue to assemble music, fashion and art enthusiasts in one place. Weekend tickets priced at close to 200 bucks. Why so hefty this year?


Fuckin Sigur Ros, y’all!


I was blessed to be able to see them performed live. And they didn’t disappoint..gosh I love their performance.



Sigur Ros, taken from Urbanscapes page at facebook



The sound system was perfect. The band was so so good,  Jónsi with his amaaazing voice and Orri Páll with his perfect drumming. Oh for the lack of better words, the show was simply mind blowing.

Simply put, Takk Sigur Ros for performing live here in Malaysia.