蘇打綠

30 08 2008

Went to KTV on Friday.. a short notice and a mini gathering…

Esther sang lots of Sodagreen‘s song… like 小宇宙, 這天, 頻率 ..etc continuously… This makes me exposed to this group’s songs.. Yes I have heard of this band named Sodagreen… 蘇打綠.. though I always mistaken their band name as 蘇打饼 .. hahaa and I know of someone who is very heart Sodagreen.. =)

I also realized that the vocalist, Qingfeng (青峰) , has a special voice.. and his looks also very boy and girl..  refreshing…  And when I saw the concert ktv, I was really amazed that Sodagreen is actually very famous with lots of supporters and fans!! I am just so outdated… hahaa

Jo and I so called ‘fall in love’ with 小宇宙..  Jo said it reflected what she experienced during the day.. so she felt ‘connected’ to the lyrics of the song… something abt the ‘incosiderate society around us’..

As for me, i like the fast pace of the music… *WooHHoo*

Now is my fav music played in my hp *wide grin*

Enjoy!! =)

蘇打綠.小宇宙

(歌詞)

蘇打綠.小宇宙
作詞:吳青峰 作曲:吳青峰

左手邊有個年輕人插隊 看一眼看一眼眼神充滿不屑
電扶梯一對情侶相依偎 你看我我看你擋在走道左邊
右手邊一個婦人丟紙屑 走向前走向前好像沒有不對
公車站車門停在我面前 擠向前擠向前把我擠回路邊

賣衣服的店員態度就好像 我花錢我花錢只是買她臭臉
不太熟的朋友靠近我身邊 他的嘴他的臉充滿世故氣味

為何這城市為所欲為 我只要只屬於我的宇宙

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給自己一些從來沒有過的寧靜快樂季節
已老去的歲月化成蝴蝶都飛翔在我的房間
向時間交換來的新語言和心上的山水說聲謝謝
面對著那些不美的世界都不想不去掛念

左手邊車水馬龍吐著煙 壓過線闖過街直到我看不見
右手邊充滿暴躁的情節 一支筆一條線通通劃下句點

回到我的世界 無謂的事都走遠

左手邊窗簾拉開了一些 我的房間我的身邊多了一些光線
一瞬間瞳孔縮小了一些 我的房間我的身邊充滿鮮豔藍天
右手邊音樂放大了一些 我的房間我的身邊多了一些氣味
一瞬間心門拉開了一些 我的房間我的身邊充滿想像空間

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蘇打綠 這天MV

夠深刻了嗎 來躺下吧
讓我輕撫你安慰 傷害我後的疲累

夠尖銳了嗎 看我的疤
用溫柔包覆勇敢 給喘息的你笑臉

生命從來不覺得 自己對誰該負責任
(我們看了編造的謊言 就如此輕易將彼此劃成碎片)
太多虛偽情節的表面 模糊陌生的眼

請讓我在你身邊 一起穿越這條街
請讓我在你身邊 一起紀念這一天

夠痛快了嗎 我知道啊 躲在你利刃之內 驕傲的自卑作祟
夠鮮豔了嗎 血染的花 被你刺滿的雙手 此刻擦乾你眼淚

總有一天我們都死去 丟掉名字的回憶再沒有意義
總有一天我們都忘記 曾為了一個越演越爛的故事傷心
總有一天我們都嘆息 笑著緬懷有過的愚蠢的美麗 就讓現在過去

讓我握你的手 讓你握我的手
徹底了解顫抖 你會知道我

(透過我的眼淚看你的臉 自由是我們需要的特權 你笑了 我笑了)

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Olympics $

28 08 2008

Olympic is a making-money event.. this is for sure..

With Singapore giving out S$1million cash prize for an individual golds, I also like the way Malaysia rewards theirs…  Conferred the title of Datuk and having monthly lifetime pension…

Nice …

Olympics $

When it comes to rewarding its athletes, Singapore’s $1m cash prize for an individual gold tops the table

By Wang Meng Meng  

It is the ka-ching Olympics.

At the top of the table, where financial rewards are concerned, is Singapore.

To end its 48-year Olympic medal drought, the Republic dangled huge carrots to its athletes, including a $1 million cash prize for an individual gold.

When paddlers Feng Tianwei, Wang Yuegu and Li Jiawei smashed their way to the team silver, the trio were handsomely rewarded with $750,000.

The money is expected to be shared with coaches and a portion given to the Singapore Table Tennis Association.

The reward easily eclipses the $463,000 offered by the Philippines or the $128,000 the Malaysian government showered on shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who took home a silver.

Victorious Greeks will not only have 190,000 euros ($397,000) waiting for them in the bank, there is also the promise of a civil service job and big, fat endorsement contracts.

To be sure, there is a correlation between the size of the monetary perks and a country’s history of sporting excellence.

Singapore has not tasted Olympic glory since weightlifter Tan Howe Liang hoisted his way to a silver in Rome back in 1960.

Malaysia has waited since 1996 for another medal before Lee grabbed the silver in the men’s badminton singles competition.

Such is the country’s elation that the 26-year-old will be conferred the title of Datuk by the Penang government. He will also enjoy a RM3,000 (S$1,267) monthly lifetime pension.

Unfortunately for the Philippines, the whopping incentives offered failed to end its 12-year hoodoo.

At the other end of the spectrum is the United States.

A gold is worth US$25,995 (S$36,700) to Uncle Sam. That means swimmer Michael Phelps, with eight golds dangling from his neck, will cash in US$207,960.

Other powerhouses offering less attractive packages are Australia and Germany (both 12,500 euros or S$26,100).

Bucking the trend is China, which is going all out to topple the US in the medals chart. It hands out 150,000 euros for a gold.

Automobiles are another form of reward.

Take Lithuania and Thailand, for example.

The former Soviet republic has put a 64,500 euros bounty on a golden gong and will throw in a BMW as a sweetener.

When weightlifter Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon had her way in the 53kg women’s class, she was guaranteed 16 million baht (S$664,000) in cash and a Toyota pick-up truck.

meng@sph.com.sg

Source:StraitsTime





The World’s Most Powerful Women

28 08 2008

The World’s Most Powerful Women

World's most powerful women (AP photos)
  • In Pictures: The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women
  • In Pictures: China’s 25 Most Powerful Celebrities
  • In Pictures: How Seven Self-Made Titans Financed Their Success
  • In Pictures: The World’s Billionaire Women
  • In Pictures: The World’s Youngest Women Billionaires
  • By Mary Ellen Egan and Chana R. Schoenberger

    Gaining membership to the billionaire wives’ club is no easy feat.

    Today, there are just 110 eligible women who have beat out men for top posts this year, including Lynn Laverty Elsenhans (No. 39), the new chief of Sunoco; Gail Kelly (No. 11), who heads Australian bank Westpac; and Jane Mendillo (No. 42), who was just named to run the US$35 billion Harvard University endowment. In total, the women ranked on this list control $26 trillion worldwide. 

    www.forbes.com

    The tenuous state of the world economy, however, has many of the world’s most powerful women in the same precarious positions as their male peers. Economic woes this year have already claimed the jobs of Patricia Russo, who headed the troubled Alcatel Lucent, and Zoe Cruz, former president of Morgan Stanley. Other highly placed women could be in jeopardy as well.

    But while individual female leaders continue to climb higher, women as a group are making only modest gains. Women have hovered for a decade around 46% of the American labour force, but they hold only 15% of top corporate jobs; less than 3% of America’s biggest companies have female chief executives, according to research nonprofit Catalyst.

    The most powerful woman in the world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tops the list for the third year running as the ranking democratically elected female leader. Sheila Bair, head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the embattled U.S. bank-deposit insurer, debuts in second place as she tries to stave off financial panic amid a worldwide credit crisis.

    At No. 3, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo is the highest-ranked woman in business as she expands the food and beverage giant internationally to counter a decline in Americans’ preference for soda and chips.

    Angela Braly (No. 4), the head of big health insurer WellPoint, suffered a setback this year when her downward revision of financial forecasts caused a stock tumble, sparking investor and employee ire.

    At No. 5, Cynthia Carroll is leading mining giant Anglo-American to riches in the commodities boom. Kraft chief Irene Rosenfeld (No. 6), is slowly turning around the mac ‘n cheese maker in her second year on the job, scoring a big hit in China with a new Oreo.

    In the last few months of her tenure, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (No. 7) faces a myriad of diplomatic flare-ups: an unstable Pakistan, a bellicose Russia and the long-smoldering Middle East peace question.

    Ho Ching (No. 8), the head of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, has been moving more of the city-state’s money abroad and now owns 15% of Merrill Lynch.

    In France, Areva head, Anne Lauvergeon (No. 9), has been dealing with public fallout from this year’s leaks at two nuclear plants, even as France has announced plans to build more.

    Anne Mulcahy (No. 10) has doubled her research and development budget to focus on color printing and eco-friendly technologies.

    These women top a far-flung list that comprises 54 businesswomen and 23 politicians, with the rest being media execs and personalities and nonprofit leaders. A third are newcomers to the rankings; this reflects not only new top positions for women, such as Starcom MediaVest’s Laura Desmond (No. 55) and Enterprise’s Pamela Nicholson (No. 93), but also the increasingly global reach of this list, with more women from outside the U.S. rising to worldwide prominence.

    Just under half the women ranked this year are based outside of the U.S. Top countries represented include the U.K. (five women), China (four), France, India and the Netherlands (three apiece). Morocco has its first ranked woman this year: Hynd Bouhia (No. 29), director-general of the Casablanca Stock Exchange.

    Candidates for our list are globally recognized women at the top of their fields: chief executives and their highest-ranked lieutenants, elected officials, nonprofit leaders. They don’t have to be rich, but they do have to wield significant influence. This year, an architect, a war correspondent and several foundation executives all won spots on the list.

    We measure power as a composite of public profile–calculated using press mentions–and financial heft. This year, for instance, the woman with the highest public profile is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, No. 28, who garnered intense media scrutiny for her failed U.S. presidential bid.

    The economic component of the ranking considers job title and past career accomplishments, as well as the amount of money a woman controls. A chief executive gets the revenue of her business, for example, while a Nobel winner receives her prize money and a U.N. agency head receives her organization’s budget. We modify the raw U.S. dollar figures to allow comparisons among the different financial realms so that the corporate revenue that an executive controls, for instance, is on the same footing as a country’s gross domestic product, ascribed to prime ministers.

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    Comex Show

    25 08 2008

    Comex Show is coming to town this weekend..

    28th August – 31st August 2008

    Suntec City Exhibition Centre – Entire Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

    Opening Hours : 12 noon to 9pm

    Free Admission

    I will probably go and check it out with friends… thinking of getting:

    1. external hard-disk about S$100 budget – perhaps can get 160GB or 250GB (slim) [My hard-disk memory is exploding!!]
    2. Maybe ipod Nano or Creative Stone/Zen (want to get something small, so i can use it to listen to radio or music when i go jogging…ok have not really gone jogging, but wanna motivate myself this way =p )
    3. Maybe camera CANON 960 ixus, if it is cheap.. (but I got a feeling i will not get this.. save $$.. but still can check it out.. maybe it will be as cheap as $200?!?! Then surely buy!! Woohooo *dream on* -_-“” )

    So are u going to join in the crowds? =)





    Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!

    25 08 2008

    Celebrating Yee Khai‘s one year old birthday yesterday…

    Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

    Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

    Yee Khai was born in 28.08.07, made in Hokaiddo (probably =))

    毅凯 .. has a wonderful meaning whom his parent has hope for him…

    做任何事, 去任何地方,毅志,凯旋归来。

    Nice …

    Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!! =)

    The Ladies, the girl and the boy

    The Ladies, the girl and the boy





    Wii Fit Idiot – Part 2

    24 08 2008

    I brought Wii and Wii Fit to Jenny’s place for Wii, Wii-Fit and Mahjong gathering yesterday..

    We had hilarious time playing and watching friends playing Wii .. especially the Rabbit Game..

    I thought I have solved the Wii-Fit issue… See here

    XF has especially came to my place to solve the Wii-Fit issue.. and it works…  It seemed that it was because the Wii has placed in the wrong direction..

    But … But….

    When I reached Jenny’s place …. the same problem/symtom has re-occurred!! Yes… Wii-Fit cannot work again!!!

    *GOSH*

    I was really upset then…..

    So we just have to be contented with playing with the Wii games like rabbit, cooking, wii-play…. etc

    At about 3am, we decided to try to fix the Wii-Fit problem….. and hulalaaa… we solved it!!

    As the wording, that is preventing us to play the Wii-Fit games further, is in Japanese, we do not really understand… we just know that we cannot play..  So last resort, Jenny tried to remove the Wii-control from the Wii-‘Natchut’ (the one that can be attached to the Wii main remote control)… and *WooHooo* it worked!!! =)

    So the direction of the Wii-Fit board is not the main problem.. in order to play Wii-Fit, we cannot connect the Wii-control and the Wii-Natchut together.. So Remember this ok!! =)

    We had wonderful time playing Wii-Fit from 3am to 5.30am!!! hahaaaa =)

    And we all (even the group playing mahjong) have a try on the Wii-Fit Hula Hoops Game…  Created lots of laughters, esp how some of us shake our butts, shake our hips, shake our legs…  LOL

    Aching from those activities, but wonderful weekend time spent with friends =D





    China, the number 1

    24 08 2008

    Impressive performances by all the sportsmen and sportswomen from all over the world, especially China – total of 51 Gold medals, 21 Silver medals and 28 Bronze medals.. – China ranks no. 1 if you are looking at the Gold medals only!!  A very impressive high number of Gold (Record!!) taken by any countries in past Olympic years… For highest total number of medals obtained, USA ranks 1st with a total of 110 medals (36 Gold, 38 Silver and 36 Bronze).

    In this Beijing Olympic 2008, we witnessed more than 40 new World Records are set and more than 120 new Olympic Records are made here this year… Impressive indeed!! Michael Phelps, the Olympic 2008 hero, has mesmerized the world with his fantastic swimming performances with 8 Gold Medal (in 400m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Butterfly, 4x100m Freestyle Relay, 4x200m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay), and 7 records!! *Double WOW*

    Singapore is still with one Silver medal in the Women’s Table Tennis Team…. nevertheless we still have a placing in the Overall Medal/Ranking Standing … Rank 69/71!! =)

    Ok! Though I feel that these 3 weeks have passed-by fast, and I am still longing for more Olympics games-watching… Ohh well… all good things still have to come to an end, right?? With Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic 2008 (Oh I saw Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Emil Chau, Karen Mok, Joey, Sun Nan performing at the last segment) is over, bye bye Beijing Olympic 2008, next stop is London Olympic 2012!! Cya!! =0)

    Rank NOC Name Men Women Open/Mixed Total Rank by Total
    G S B T G S B T G S B T G S B T
    1 ChinaCHN – China 24 10 8 42 27 11 19 57     1 1 51 21 28 100 2
    2 United StatesUSA – United States 20 13 20 53 15 23 15 53 1 2 1 4 36 38 36 110 1
    3 Russian Fed.RUS – Russian Fed. 12 8 20 40 11 13 8 32         23 21 28 72 3
    4 Great BritainGBR – Great Britain 11 8 7 26 7 5 6 18 1   2 3 19 13 15 47 4
    5 GermanyGER – Germany 7 7 6 20 6 2 7 15 3 1 2 6 16 10 15 41 6
    6 AustraliaAUS – Australia 6 6 9 21 8 7 8 23   2   2 14 15 17 46 5
    7 KoreaKOR – Korea 8 6 4 18 4 4 4 12 1     1 13 10 8 31 8
    8 JapanJPN – Japan 4 4 5 13 5 2 5 12         9 6 10 25 11
    9 ItalyITA – Italy 4 7 6 17 4 3 4 11         8 10 10 28 9
    10 FranceFRA – France 6 14 12 32 1 2 4 7     1 1 7 16 17 40 7
    11 UkraineUKR – Ukraine 4 3 8 15 3 2 7 12         7 5 15 27 10
    12 NetherlandsNED – Netherlands 1   2 3 5 4 2 11 1 1   2 7 5 4 16 16
    13 JamaicaJAM – Jamaica 3     3 3 3 2 8         6 3 2 11 20
    14 SpainESP – Spain 4 6 2 12   3 1 4 1 1   2 5 10 3 18 =14
    15 KenyaKEN – Kenya 3 2 4 9 2 3   5         5 5 4 14 18
    16 BelarusBLR – Belarus 3 3 5 11 1 2 5 8         4 5 10 19 13
    17 RomaniaROU – Romania     1 1 4 1 2 7         4 1 3 8 =25
    18 EthiopiaETH – Ethiopia 2 1 1 4 2   1 3         4 1 2 7 =27
    19 CanadaCAN – Canada 1 5 3 9 1 3 3 7 1 1   2 3 9 6 18 =14
    20 PolandPOL – Poland 3 4   7   2 1 3         3 6 1 10 =21
    21 HungaryHUN – Hungary 2 4 1 7 1 1 1 3         3 5 2 10 =21
    21 NorwayNOR – Norway 2 3   5 1 2 1 4     1 1 3 5 2 10 =21
    23 BrazilBRA – Brazil 1 3 5 9 2 1 3 6         3 4 8 15 17
    24 Czech RepublicCZE – Czech Republic 1 2   3 2 1   3         3 3   6 =30
    25 SlovakiaSVK – Slovakia 2 1 1 4 1 1   2         3 2 1 6 =30
    26 New ZealandNZL – New Zealand 1 1 5 7 2     2         3 1 5 9 24
    27 GeorgiaGEO – Georgia 3   2 5     1 1         3   3 6 =30
    28 CubaCUB – Cuba 2 5 8 15   6 3 9         2 11 11 24 12
    29 KazakhstanKAZ – Kazakhstan 2 2 5 9   2 2 4         2 4 7 13 19
    30 DenmarkDEN – Denmark 1 2 1 4     1 1 1   1 2 2 2 3 7 =27
    31 MongoliaMGL – Mongolia 2 1   3   1   1         2 2   4 =44
    31 ThailandTHA – Thailand 1 1   2 1 1   2         2 2   4 =44
    33 DPR KoreaPRK – DPR Korea     1 1 2 1 2 5         2 1 3 6 =30
    34 ArgentinaARG – Argentina 2   1 3     2 2     1 1 2   4 6 =30
    34 SwitzerlandSUI – Switzerland 2   3 5     1 1         2   4 6 =30
    36 MexicoMEX – Mexico 1     1 1   1 2         2   1 3 =51
    37 TurkeyTUR – Turkey 1   3 4   4   4         1 4 3 8 =25
    38 ZimbabweZIM – Zimbabwe         1 3   4         1 3   4 =44
    39 AzerbaijanAZE – Azerbaijan 1 2 3 6     1 1         1 2 4 7 =27
    40 UzbekistanUZB – Uzbekistan 1 2 2 5     1 1         1 2 3 6 =30
    41 SloveniaSLO – Slovenia 1 1 1 3   1 1 2         1 2 2 5 =38
    42 BulgariaBUL – Bulgaria     3 3 1 1   2         1 1 3 5 =38
    42 IndonesiaINA – Indonesia 1   2 3     1 1   1   1 1 1 3 5 =38
    44 FinlandFIN – Finland     2 2 1 1   2         1 1 2 4 =44
    45 LatviaLAT – Latvia 1 1 1 3                 1 1 1 3 =51
    46 BelgiumBEL – Belgium         1 1   2         1 1   2 =57
    46 Dominican Rep.DOM – Dominican Rep. 1 1   2                 1 1   2 =57
    46 EstoniaEST – Estonia 1 1   2                 1 1   2 =57
    46 PortugalPOR – Portugal 1     1   1   1         1 1   2 =57
    50 IndiaIND – India 1   2 3                 1   2 3 =51
    51 IranIRI – Iran 1   1 2                 1   1 2 =57
    52 BahrainBRN – Bahrain 1     1                 1     1 =69
    52 CameroonCMR – Cameroon         1     1         1     1 =69
    52 PanamaPAN – Panama 1     1                 1     1 =69
    52 TunisiaTUN – Tunisia 1     1                 1     1 =69
    56 SwedenSWE – Sweden   2 1 3   1   1   1   1   4 1 5 =38
    57 CroatiaCRO – Croatia   1   1   1 3 4           2 3 5 =38
    57 LithuaniaLTU – Lithuania   1 3 4   1   1           2 3 5 =38
    59 GreeceGRE – Greece   2   2     2 2           2 2 4 =44
    60 Trinidad/TobagoTRI – Trinidad/Tobago   2   2                   2   2 =57
    61 NigeriaNGR – Nigeria   1 1 2     2 2           1 3 4 =44
    62 AustriaAUT – Austria   1   1     2 2           1 2 3 =51
    62 IrelandIRL – Ireland   1 2 3                   1 2 3 =51
    62 SerbiaSRB – Serbia   1 2 3                   1 2 3 =51
    65 AlgeriaALG – Algeria   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
    65 BahamasBAH – Bahamas   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
    65 ColombiaCOL – Colombia   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
    65 KyrgyzstanKGZ – Kyrgyzstan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
    65 MoroccoMAR – Morocco   1   1     1 1           1 1 2 =57
    65 TajikistanTJK – Tajikistan   1 1 2                   1 1 2 =57
    71 ChileCHI – Chile   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 EcuadorECU – Ecuador   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 IcelandISL – Iceland   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 MalaysiaMAS – Malaysia   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 South AfricaRSA – South Africa   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 SingaporeSIN – Singapore           1   1           1   1 =69
    71 SudanSUD – Sudan   1   1                   1   1 =69
    71 VietnamVIE – Vietnam   1   1                   1   1 =69
    79 ArmeniaARM – Armenia     6 6                     6 6 =30
    80 Chinese TaipeiTPE – Chinese Taipei     2 2     2 2             4 4 =44
    81 AfghanistanAFG – Afghanistan     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 EgyptEGY – Egypt     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 IsraelISR – Israel     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 Rep. of MoldovaMDA – Rep. of Moldova     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 MauritiusMRI – Mauritius     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 TogoTOG – Togo     1 1                     1 1 =69
    81 VenezuelaVEN – Venezuela             1 1             1 1 =69
    Total: 165 165 202 532 127 128 141 396 10 10 10 30 302 303 353 958

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