Thursday, 31 October 2013

The X Factor UK Season 10 - Live Show #3 Top 10

Hello!!!

Last Saturday, I didn't have the chance to watch the show live cause I was so sleepy but I did watch the show on the next day. Here are my quick thoughts for the show this week.

1. Rough Copy (Everything I Do) ~ Their performance this week reminds me of Boyz II Men a lot. It was a good vocal performance but something missing about them this week. Not as excited as the previous weeks. B+

2. Sam Callahan (All I Want Is You) ~ I actually like this performance. I think it is his best performance yet. I love the raspyness in his voice and his tone is actually very pleasant to listen to. B+

3. Hannah Barrett (Skyfall) ~ Hannah is definitely one of the best. I love the intensity of this performance. I still don't like what they did with her image. Great vocal performance. But I want her to be more creative with her song choice. A-

4. Nicholas McDonald (Angel) ~ He's so adorable. His vocal is great. He's getting better but same as Hannah, I want him to be creative more with the song choice. It's too predictable. A-

5. Abi Alton (Moon River) ~ Much better than last week but she looks so defeated in her performance. I don't see her confident during her performance. I agree with Gary that she's missing of her true identity. This isn't her. I want to see the girl who slayed 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'. B

6. Miss Dynamix (Dreams) ~ I have high hopes for them but I still didn't get what I want from them. This performance is so basic and there's nothing special about it. B-

7. Sam Bailey (My Heart Will Go On) ~ Predictable song choice but her vocal once again amazing. I'm worried for her actually cause she's a great singer but Sharon keep giving her the most predictable song in the world. When the theme was announced, I was like Sam is going to sing the Titanic song and I was so upset that I'm right. A

8. Kingsland Road (Oh, Pretty Woman) ~ This is basic. Nothing special about it. But their energy level is great. But I expected more from them. This was just okay for me. B

9. Luke Friend (Kiss From A Rose) ~ Nice performance. Solid vocal. I want to see him attack the song more cause it was so laid back and relax. B+

10. Tamera Foster (Listen) ~ This so again. Oh gosh. I love Beyonce but I'm not here for another 'Listen'. Sam Bailey already sing it before and we heard so many version of this song from various singing competitions already. It was good but compared to what we saw before, there's no originality in her performance. B+


For my Top 3 picks this week, I picked Sam Bailey, Hannah Barrett & Nicholas McDonald.


Bottom 2 ~ Miss Dynamix (Flash Vote) & Hannah Barrett (What?)

Sing-Off ~ Much better performance from Miss Dynamix but Hannah shouldn't be here. I was surprised she sang the same song as her audition but I get it. I don't think she saw this coming cause she was stunned and distract during her sing-off. 

Result:

Gary: Hannah
Nicole: Miss Dynamix
Louis: Miss Dynamix
Sharon: Miss Dynamix

By 3-1, Miss Dynamix was eliminated from the competition. 

Not really surprised with this decision. I don't get the vibes that I got from Little Mix & Fifth Harmony from watching their performance. They looked great together. But that's it. I was surprised with Hannah being in the bottom 2. I was like really. She was one of the best tonight. I hope she will bounce back next week.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Proses Memohon Pasport Secara Berkumpulan

Hello!!!

Pagi tadi finally berjaya menghabiskan urusan membuat pasport. Dari hari sabtu lagi pergi tetapi ada sahaja masalah. Tempat tutup dan ada setengah tempat tak boleh buat pasport secara berkumpulan. Pagi tadi pula, ada masalah tak cukup dokumen lah dan macam2 lagi. So hari ni aku just nak share dengan korang pasal proses membuat pasport berkumpulan ni.

1. Persediaan. Make sure segala dokumen bawa. Untuk budak bawa 18 tahun anda wajib membawa dokumen asal sijil kelahiran. IC saja tak cukup. Parents kena ada untuk budak bawah 18 tahun. Kalau nak buat passport berkumpulan pulak, make sure check dan call pejabat imigresen yang korang nak pergi tu samada boleh tak buat group passport kat situ.

2. Pergi Awal. Memang kena pergi awal. Tak kiralah weekends ke weekdays ke, pejabat imigresen ni memang selalu penuh. So kalau korang tak nak siap lambat pergi awal. Kalau hari weekdays pukul 7.30 lagi dah buka. 

3. Ambil Borang. First sekali korang kena ambil borang dulu. Macam aku tadi terus pergi ambil borang group. Tak payah beratur pun. Tak sure lah kenapa. Lepas tu kena isi borang utama. Dan untuk ahli rombongan yang bawah 18 tahun kena ambil satu lagi borang, iaitu borang pengesahan dari ibu bapa. .

4. Pergi dekat kaunter dan dia akan tolong korang arrange dokumen. Aku tadi pergi pejabat imigresen cawangan Kelana Jaya. Memang baguslah service dia org. Sangat bagus. Then dia akan bagi number. So tunggu jelah. 

5. Bila number dipanggil, kita akan pergi dekat kaunter, di sana nanti pegawai bertugas akan masukkan maklumat kita dalam sistem dan juga akan ambil cap jari. Kat sini makan masa sikit. Sebab nak masukkan semua maklumat ahli-ahli sekali. 

6. Setelah selesai, kita kena tunggu lagi dan dia akan panggil kita untuk ambil balik segala dokumen original seperti kad pengenalan dan sijil lahir. Kita juga akan bayar dekat sini. Bayarannya adalah RM200. 

7. Pasport akan siap dalam seminggu. So untuk ambil nanti hanya ketua sahaja perlu datang. 

So hopefully post ni akan membantu sapa sapa yang nak buat passport secara berkumpulan. Good luck!!!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Jemputan ke Nuffnang Premiere Screening of Carrie

Hello!!!

Balik rumah je tadi buka email. Tengok ada invitation email dari Nuffnang untuk join ke Nuffnang Premiere Screening of Carrie. Aku ni memanglah kaki movie dan filem Carrie ni pun ada dalam list movie yang ingin dilihat pada bulan November so memang pucuk dicita ulam mendatanglah sangat. Terus RSVP balik jemputan dari Nuffnang. 

But the problem now, is the tickets are for TWO people only. So I'm really torn between these three people. Mr Y, Miss R & Mr Q. Hajat di hati nak ajak Mr Y, tapi rasanya dia busy sebab hari screening tu hari Isnin. Miss R pulak tak sure kalau dia pernah pergi ke Paradigm. Jumpa ke jalan nanti. Hari tu pun kami sesat masa nak pergi One Utama. Mr Q pulak kena merempit lah jawabnya. Seram giler nak naik motor besar dia tu. 

Takpalah, tengoklah dulu yang mana free. Inilah nasib orang yang takde kereta. Kena menumpang jer. Hehe. Apa-apa pun terima kasih Nuffnang!!!

Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Voice USA Season 4 - Battle Rounds

Hello!!!

Battle rounds are finally over. Here are the results of the battles from each team. The winners are in green while the steals are in yellow and red for the eliminated contestants.

Team Adam ~ My favorites from Team Adam (Grey, Tessanne, James W & Ashley) all made it to the knockout rounds. But Matt Cermanski lost to James I. I think James I did better than Matt but Matt deserved the steal. His tone is gorgeous and he has so much potential. Adam stole Lina from Team Christina and Juhi from Team Ceelo

Grey vs Nic Hawk
Tessanne vs Donna Allen
Ashley DuBose vs Justin Blake
James Irwin vs Matt Cermanski
James Wolpert vs Will Champlin
Preston Pohl vs Barry Black

Team Blake ~ My Top 5 picks from Team Blake (Holly, Brandon, Monika, Ray & Shelbie Z) all made it to the knockout rounds. I would love to see more from Cilla. Too bad she was montage again. Blake also stole Nic from Team Adam & Briana from Team Christina.

Shelbie Z vs Justin Chain
EG Daly vs Sam Cerniglia
Ray Boudreaux vs Monika Leigh
Austin Jenckes vs Brian Pounds
Holly Henry vs Cilla Chan
Brandon Chase vs Emily Randolph

Team Christina ~ 4 out of 5 for my picks from Team Christina (Destinee, Matthew, Stephanie Anne & Jacquie made it to the knockout round. Michael Lynch was eliminated. I think his audition is so strong so I was quite surprised. But Josh Logan is quite strong so I totally understand Christina's decision. Christina stole Anthony Paul from Team Ceelo & Will from Team Adam

Amber Nicole vs Tymira-Joi
Jacquie Lee vs Briana Cuoco
Matthew Schuler vs Jacob Poole
Josh Logan vs Michael Lynch
Destinee Quinn vs Lina Gaudenzi
Olivia Henken vs Stephanie Anne Johnson

Team Ceelo ~ All five of my picks made it to the knockout rounds (Caroline, Kat, Juhi, George & Jonny. Ceelo also stole Monika Leigh from Team Blake & Stephanie Anne from Team Christina.

Caroline Pennell vs Anthony Paul
Kat Robichaud vs R.Anthony
Cole Vosbury vs Lupe Carroll
George Horga Jr vs Juhi
Jonny Gray vs Shawn Smith
Tamara Chauniece vs Keaira LaShae


Here are my Top 5 picks for each team in the Knockout Rounds.

Team Adam ~ Tessanne, Grey, James W, Ashley D & Juhi
Team Blake ~ Holly, Brandon, Ray, Shelbie Z & Nic
Team Christina ~ Jacquie, Matthew, Destinee, Olivia & Will
Team Ceelo ~ Caroline, Jonny, Kat, George & Stephanie Anne

Movie Review: Tom Yum Goong 2

Hello!!!

Hari sabtu yang lalu lepas dinner di Ikea, aku dengan Mr Q & Miss Ding Dong pergi Cathay dekat The Curve untuk tengok wayang. This is going to be my first time watching movie at Cathay. Biasanya tengok dekat TGV or kadang2 GSC. 

Kami tengok cerita dari Thailand, Tom Yum Goong 2. Aku tak plan pun nak tengok cerita ni tapi since my friends nak tengok sangat so kami pun beli lah tiket cerita ni. Cerita ni mengisahkan Kham (Tony Jaa) yang cuba meyelamatkan gajah dia yang diculik oleh pejenayah. Tu jer sinopsis yang aku boleh bagi sebab bagi aku cerita ni tipikal sangat. Kalau korang pernah tengok Ong Bak or Tom Yum Goong yang first, lebih kurang jer cerita ni. 



Action dia bagus tapi cerita ni hanya sekadar action jelah. Jalan cerita dia lemah sangat. Banyak babak tak relevan. Watak2 pun tak dikembangkan dengan baik. Satu-satunya watak yang aku rasa bagus ialah Sarjan Mark yang banyak menghidupkan suasana. Aku siap terlelap lagi. Dahlah badan letih, movie pulak cam hampeh. Huhu

Overall Rating: 2/5

The X Factor Australia Season 5 - Finale: Dami Im Wins

Hello!!!

Yeah.. Australia always produced a great result when it came to singing competition. Dami Im wins The X Factor Australia!!! I'm so happy for her. She's my second favorite in this competition after Joelle so after Joelle was eliminated she became my number one!!!

Dami was actually eliminated during the bootcamp after messed up her last performance of Jolene but when one of the acts who made it to the Judges House dropped out from the competition, Dami gets another chance. And she didn't wasted it and secured her spot in the Top 12. Then she continue to give amazing performances from week to week. Here are my favorite performances of her





I love her new single as well. It's very catchy and sounds like a Katy Perry song. It's definitely going to chart well considering how loved Dami is in Australia. Congrats Dami Im. Taylor Henderson finished second while Jai who was so solid yesterday and probably his best performance in the competition, finished third.

Here is Dami Im's new single Alive

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The X Factor USA Season 3 - Final 16

Hello!!!

Here are the Final 16 for this season. The first live show will start this week and for this week, one act from each category will be sent home. 

Boys (Paulina Rubio)

~ I think Paulina made a solid decision. But I can't see a real threat from her category. I think she should pick Al over Carlito. I think Al would be a real threat for the title but these are her final 4

1. Carlos Guevara


~ I love him. He's definitely my favorite in this category. His tone is very clear and fresh. I like the soothing vibes from his voice. I love the fact that he didn't try to use his disability to get the sympathy from the crowd. 

2. Josh Levi


~ Very likeable and creative. I love his energy and he has a great R&B tone. I love the swag and the way he presented himself on stage. Cute and adorable. Girls will love him.

3. Tim Olstad


~ His 4 chairs challenge isn't that great but he has the likeability factor and make people want to root for him. That's why the audience fought for him and boo'ed Paulina when she removed Tim from the chair. He's a little boring though for me. 

4. Carlito Olivero


~ He's a really good singer but for certain reason, he didn't really stand out to me. I remember his audition cause he sang Stay by Rihanna but I can't remember his next performance at all. But I do think Paulina like him a lot. 


Girls (Demi Lovato)
 
~ Tough category but I think Demi made a right decision. I want to see Simone here but I think she made a wrong choice with her song. Too old fashioned for me. 
 
1. Danie Geimer
 

~ I love her. I think her voice is so strong but she needs to stop picking old songs. I want to hear she sings a modern song. I think her tone is superb and the control of her voice is really good. 

2. Rion Paige


~ Another great choice from Demi. She's a country singer and she's great and adorable. I think she has massive potential in the country music. Great vocal. Her tone reminds me of Carrie so she needs to stop singing Carrie's so people will stop comparing her to Carrie Underwood.

3. Ellona Santiago


~ She's definitely a popstar. She can dance and she loves to sing current songs. She needs to work on her stamina. She's also a former member of Intensity which is a manufactured group from Season 1. 

4. Khaya Cohen


~ Khaya is a great singer but she needs to control her voice more. Cause when she tried to hit the high notes she came across as screaming to me. I still love her quirky tone.


Groups (Simon Cowell)

~ Once again Simon got the groups. Overall, I think he made a right decision. Country boyband is a very genius idea. 

1. Alex & Sierra


~ They're so adorable together. I love their creativity. Their harmony is very tight and they complimented each other. I love them. 

2. Restless Road


~ They need to work on their harmony. But the potentials are huge. I can see they win this competition. There's a market for them right now. 

3. Sweet Suspense


~ Another manufactured group this season. They have potential and I want to see them more before I can judge them. Unlike Fifth Harmony last season who really impressed me with their first performance together. I'm still undecided with Sweet Suspense.
 
4. Roxxy Montana
 

~ They are sisters. I think the one with the blue hair should do solo. I don't like their chemistry even though they are sisters. I want them to work on their stage presence and harmony more. 


Overs 25 (Kelly Rowland)

~ Kelly did a great decision. I totally understand her decision. I would love to see Victoria her but she's kinda messed up her 4 chairs challenge performance. Here are Kelly's final 4 for Overs category.
 
1. Rachel Potter
 

~ Love her. She's the country version of Lea Michele due to her broadway background. Her tone is beautiful. I think she has massive potential. Her 4 chairs challenge was great until she blew her high notes at the end. She needs to work on that. 

2. Jeff Gutt


~ He's from last season. This time he made it to the live rounds. Public will definitely love him. If Josh Krazcik can make it to the finale, I think he can do it as well. He needs to work on his song choice more. No more predictable song choice.

3. Lillie McCloud


~ Great gospel voice. She's a professional. I love her voice but I'm not sure if she's relevant in this current music industry. But she's definitely has a great voice. 

4. James Kenney


~ He made it to the Judges House before failed to make it to the live rounds. This time he made it. Great voice. I love his 4 chairs challenge. This is going to be a tough category to choose the final 3. 


Overall, I think this is going to be a great season. Judges will make the first decision this week. They're going to eliminate one of the acts from their category. Here is my prediction.

Paulina ~ Tim Olstad. 
Demi ~ Ellona Santiago
Simon ~ Roxxy Montana
Kelly ~ James Kenney

Meatballs Party

Hello!!!

What a freakin' busy weekend for me. Meatballs Party, Imigresen, pindah stor office and Meatballs party again!!! 2 meatballs party this week!!! Huhu. Aku pergi pada hari jumaat dan sabtu. Tetapi bersama-sama orang yang berbeza lah.

Pada petang jumaat, Mr Y ajak aku pergi Ikea. He's craving for meatballs. So aku pun dengan rakusnya bersetuju lah sebab last sekali dia ajak aku pergi makan meatballs ialah pada bulan May. Lepas tu bila aku ajak jer dia pergi, dia tak nak sebab jalan kat situ kan cam hampeh sikit. Jammed lepas tu ada tengah nak buat MRT pulak. Lagilah sesak traffic. 

Jumaat yang indah tu (excited sangat), kami dengan rakusnya membeli 20 meatballs seorang. Aku yang kesepuluh tu dah nak tewas dah. Tapi Mr Y bagi sokongan akhirnya aku berjaya menghabiskan 15 belas meatballs. Bukan sebab dah tak larat tapi aku nak simpan untuk my roomie, DD yang setelah 7 tahun tinggal di Selangor belum pernah merasa meatballs di Ikea. Balik je rumah, aku dapat panggilan telefon dari Mr Y yang ckp meatballs tertinggal dalam kereta. Damn, aku tak ingat langsung. Baru je nak feeling menang award for Roommate of the Year. Aku pun suruh dia habiskan jer. Bila DD balik dari kerja, aku buat biasa jer. Cam takde apa yang berlaku. Huhu. 

Pada hari sabtu pulak, aku memang busy. Pagi pergi imigresen nak siapkan urusan passport. Tapi hampeh, Tak boleh buat passport kat cawangan lain except kat Jalan Duta sahaja. Yang tak bestnya kat Jalan Duta tu tutup pada hari sabtu dan jumaat. So terpaksa tunda and plan pergi hari rabu ni. Petang tu pulak ada kelas. Aku memang tak breakfast and lunch. Mujurlah bekal meatballs dalam perut banyak lagi. So tak kebulur. Habis kerja, my friends, Mr Q & Miss Ding Dong ajak keluar. Letih tapi rindu sgt kat diaorg so setuju nak kuar. Ingat ke nak lepak Pyramid je tapi dia org nak bawa aku ke destinasi misteri. 

Hati aku cam dah berdetik, pasangan yang kejap couple then putus then couple balik ni nak bawa aku ke Ikea ke.. Rupanya betul. Terus petang yang lesu tu bertukar menjadi petang yang indah balik. Aku pun teringat balik peristiwa tertinggal meatballs dlm kereta Mr Y.. Huhu.. nampaknya aku dapat menebus balik kesilapan aku semalam. So setelah berbaris hampir setengah jam, aku order 15 meatballs only. 10 untuk aku dan 5 untuk bawa blk kat DD. Duk asyik makan tu, aku terlupa tinggal 3 ketul je dlm pinggan. Miss Ding Dong asked me. 'Tadi you cakap nak bawa balik kat your roomie'. Oops... Aduh... Nak beratur balik, bukan main panjang barisan. Dengan rasa bersalah (really?) aku menghabiskan meatballs tu sebab lapar sangat. Takpalah DD. Not your rezeki lagi. Jangan bimbang, suatu hari nanti kau mesti akan merasa meatballs Ikea. Huhu. 

Kesimpulannya, adakan aku akan menang Roommate of the Year? Jangan harap. Tapi aku dah dapat balasan yang setimpal for being such a bad roomie. Hari ni sakit perut je memanjang. Tengah kemas store pun tadi takde mood. Ok. DD is going to read this soon. So

I'm Sorry!!!
*Gaya Amer Raja Lawak*

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ciri-Ciri Kekasih Yang Selalu Ditinggalkan

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Hari ni saja nak sentuh pasal 'Love & Relationship'. One of my friends, baru lepas kena dump dengan kekasih dia. Dia call aku dan luah kesedihan dia. Tapi yang tak best tu, semua kesalahan dia letak atas kekasih dia jer. Dia pulak tak bersalah langsung. At least dia kena tengok dan kaji jugak apa yang dia buat salah. So I decide to come up with this post so you guys boleh check whether you ada tak ciri-ciri kekasih yang bakal ditinggalkan. 

1. Suka sangat berkepit ~ Suka sangat berkepit ni actually tak bagus. Setiap masa, setiap waktu nak berkepit jer. Kekasih nak pergi mana2 pun, korang mesti nak ikut. At least bagilah ruang untuk kekasih you spend masa dia dengan friends and family dia jugak. Tak salah nak bersama dengan kekasih, tetapi jangan sampai nak berkepit setiap masa. 

2. Payah nak minta maaf ~ Kalau korang ni jenis ego and payah nak minta maaf, lagi lah tinggi chance korang nak kena dump. Sekali sekala minta maaf, apa salahnya. Contohnya, kalau korang lewat masa date, mintaklah maaf dekat si dia. Perkataan sorry tu sendiri boleh melembutkan hati kekasih korang dan buat dia lebih sayang kat korang. 

3. Suka merungut ~ Tak salah nak luah perasaan dan kesedihan tapi kalau tiap kali keluar date, duk asyik merungut jer tak best jugak. Janganlah tiap-tiap kali keluar, duk asyik merungut dengan dia pasal stress kerja, stress jalan sesak, stress dengan housemate dan lain2 lagi. Nanti kekasih korang yang akan stress dengan korang dan dump korang terus. 

4. Terlalu OK ~ Ha.. kadang-kadang terlalu okay pun salah jugak. Terlalu OK kat sini maksudnya, bila korang ada benda tak puas hati korang senyap jer. Kekasih korang bagi pandangan, korang duk yes jer. Lama-lama dia pun boring dengan korang. Sekali sekala bagilah pandangan korang jugak. Contohnya, beri pandangan korang nak makan kat mana, nak tengok wayang kat mana dan nak dating kat mana. 

5. Kaki stalker ~ Suka sangat stalking kekasih. Agak-agaklah kalau nak mengintip tu. Sampai demand password facebook, twitter, email macam melampau sangat. Especially kalau tiap kali keluar korang dengan selamba 'bak sini telefon' dan tanpa segan silu membaca message, cek call history dan siap salin nombor telefon yang tak dikenali untuk disoal-siasat. Melampau kot. Tak salah untuk berhati-hati, tapi berpada-padalah. 

So, korang boleh fikir sendiri, adakah korang ada ciri-ciri bakal kekasih yang bakal ditinggalkan ini. Nanti bila korang dah kena dump, korang renungkanlah balik kesilapan korang. Tak payah nak menganalisis kesilapan ex korang, just analisis diri sendiri dan perbaiki diri for the next relationship. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Album Review: Better Together by Fifth Harmony

Hello!!!

Dari semalam lagi aku duk mainkan album ni jer. Fifth Harmony ni merupakan pemenang tempat ketiga The X Factor USA musim yang lepas. Aku memang peminat mereka sejak masa pertandingan lagi so memang tak sabar tunggu album ni. 



Walaupun album in hanyalah EP dan bukannya full album, I still enjoy this album so much. EP ini hanya mempunyai 6 lagu dan ini adalah tracklist dalam album ini.
  1. Don’t Wanna Dance Alone
  2. Miss Movin’ On
  3. Better Together
  4. Who Are You
  5. Leave My Heart Out Of This
  6. Me & My Girls
I love the harmony between the girls so much. And even when they did the solo, I love how amazing their vocal blend together. They have so much potential and this EP didn't upset me. Right now they only released the first single for this album which is Miss Movin' On. I can see lot of potential second single though. I love Leave My Heart Out Of This and Who Are You the most. 

Overall, as a Harmonizer, I'm so proud of them. Even though the song is too girly, I still can enjoy every songs in this album. Right now, the album is #2 on the USA album chart and #4 on the Malaysian album chart. Go get this, Harmonizers.

Overall Rating:



Monday, 21 October 2013

The X Factor UK Season 10 - Live Show #2 Top 11

Hello!!!

I was able to watch another live show from a good streaming site. The theme this week was 'Love & Heartbreak'. Great theme. 

Here are my grade for every performance in Live Show #2

1. Sam Bailey (Make You Feel My Love) ~ I still can't forget Lea Michele's version from Glee but Sam did great again this week. I love the runs and how she changed it up a little bit on the verse. Very dynamic. I don't get Nicole's critique at all. She's so shady. A

2. Kingsland Road (Marry You) ~ Last week was good but they even better this week. The energy was great and they look so great together. But Nicole once again didn't like the performance. But this time, I understand her concern cause there was no lead vocal here. But I still love this performance. A

3. Nicholas McDonald (She's The One) ~ Nicholas has a crush at Nicole. Really? It's so weird lol. The vocal was great and it was his best performance so far. I don't get the performance though. Too many distractions. What's going on with people walking around the stage. I don't get it. A

4. Abi Alton (Can't Get You Out My Head) ~ After 3 great performances, I was expected another one from Abi but she upset me this week with her performance. This is totally a wrong song choice for her. Well, if she performed this with piano, it could be better she took a risk and decide to dance or walk around the stage. It's too early for her to take a risk like this. C

5. Shelley Smith (Single Ladies) ~ I love this. She had so much fun and she gave us energy. Her vocal was also solid. I don't get the judges' critique for her, especially Nicole. She was like that's wrong but what you did with Abi is supposed to be right?. A

6. Miss Dynamix (Dreams) ~ They supposed to sing but Sese (the pregnant one) was sick and had to go to the hospital 3 hours before the live show. So they received a 'Bye' this week. It's not fair to the other contestants. They should just let the other two to perform. NA

7. Sam Callahan (I Won't Give Up) ~ Much better than last week but I don't get the praised. Compared to what Nicholas & Giles did with the same song during the 6 Chairs, this one felt so amateur. Sam is a cute guy. He got the look but his voice was just too avarage for me. B-

8. Tamera Foster (Beneath Your Beautiful) ~ Finally!!! She slayed me this week. I was surprised to see this. Agree with Gary, finally I can see a superstar here. My favorite performance this week. A+

9. Luke Friend (Let Her Go) ~ I love the song. I love the raspy vibes in his tone. His voice is great but he still lacked of stage presence. He needs to control his voice more. B+

10. Rough Copy (I Want It That Way) ~ Great song choice. Very energetic. I love the R&B vibes in their performance. Not as strong as last week but still a good performance. A-

11. Hannah Barrett (Beautiful) ~ I don't like her style this week, but she did a good job. I love her passion when she sings. She wasn't just sing the song but she ate it as well. Great job. A


Fot my Top 3 picks this week, I'll go with Tamera Foster, Hannah Barrett & Sam Bailey


Bottom 2 ~ Kingsland Road (Flash Vote) & Shelley Smith

Sing-Off ~ Both acts did great with their songs. But Kingsland Road deserved to move forward. I love Shelley but if the public still didn't connect to her even with a great performance, there's nothing she can do to win this. 

Result:

Gary: Shelley
Sharon: Kingsland Road
Nicole: Shelley
Louis: Shelley

By 3-1, Shelley Smith was eliminated from the competition. 

Another great show this week. I can see lot of potential winner from this season. Tamera, Hannah, Kingsland Road, Rough Copy, Nicholas & Sam Bailey. 

The X Factor Australia Season 5 - Final 3 Revealed

Hello!!!

Finally!!! Here are the Final 3 for The X Factor Australia this season.

Dami Im

Jai Waetford

Taylor Henderson

So no act for Natalie & Redfoo in the final next week. I rather see Third Degree more in the finale but this is probably good news for Dami cause the teenage girls vote will be split between Jai & Taylor. To me Dami deserved to win but if Dami don't win, I rather see Taylor win cause he improved a lot. I don't hate Jai but I just don't get the overpraised by the judges at all. Hopefully Dami can win!!! 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Capricciosa @ Sunway Pyramid - Eat All You Can Ala Carte Buffet

Hello!!!

Salam Jumaat semua. Jumaat aku hari ni tak berapa baik. Sakit hati sikit. Tetapi sebelum sakit hati, aku sempat pergi merasa buffet di restaurant Capricciossa di Sunway Pyramid. Aku pernah pergi makan sana several times. Pasta dia memang fabulous and portion pun memang banyak sangat. So memang worth it lah. 

So bila aku dengar Capricciossa ada buat buffet promotion iaitu RM 19.90 untuk 1 pax, aku memang nak try. So ajak my bestie, DD to join me. Bayangkanlah memang murah kot. Satu pasta pun dah RM 20 something, inikan pulak untuk semua food dengan hanya RM 19.90. 

So mari kita tengok apa yang kami 'baham' pada petang yang indah itu. Let's start with the Appetizers first


Calamari Fritto

~ Seriously sedap cik oiii. Dengan rangupnya, lembutnya. Memang worth it. Kita org order satu dulu yang saiz kecil. Tapi DD baham bukan main cepatnya so aku tambah satu lagi order untuk kita org. Harga asal yang ni adalah RM 7.90. So kalau dua dah RM 15.80.

Rice Croquette

~ Yang ni adalah fried rice dia gulung jadi bentuk bebola bersama dengan mozarella cheese dan ditambah dengan meat sauce. Seriously sedap, Huhu. Harga dia Rm 9.90


Untuk Soup pula, kami order dua jenis soup yang ada kat situ dan kedua-duanya memang best sangat. 
Savory Meat Soup

~ Lazat jugak. Harganya ialah RM 5.90 dan satu lagi soup tiada di dalam gambar ialah Creamy Clam Chowder. Yang tu lagi lazat. Sampai tak nyempat nak ambir gambar dah habis dikerjakan oleh DD. Harga yang tu pun RM 5.90


Next category pulak adalah Main Course iaitu Pasta dan Pizza. Kami order dua pasta dan dua pizza. 

Seafood Pomodoro
~ Yang ni aku punya. Nama dia Seafood Pomodoro. My favorite actually. Lazat sangat. Seafood lovers should try this.Harga dia RM 26.90

Aglio Oglio

Ni DD punya. Aglio Oglio. Rasa garlic kuat sangat. Tapi still sedap. Harga dia RM 25.90

Pizza

~ Untuk Pizza pulak kami ambik pizza Meat Lovers & BBQ Chicken. Meat Lover tu memang best. Ada Meat Balls lagi. BBQ Chicken pun okay jugak. Harga satu pizza untuk Personal pan ialah RM 13.90 (BBQ Chicken) dan RM 15.90 untuk Meat Lover.

Drinks pulak memang tak termasuk dalam harga buffet. Tapi dia still ada promotion. Korang beli satu air dapat satu free. So aku order Coke and dapat satu lagi free soft drinks. And soft drinks adalah bottomless. Refill lah sepuas-puasnya untuk mengelakkan korang tercekik. Harga soft drinks adalah RM 6.90. 

So mari mengira harga yang SEPATUTNYA aku bayar. 
Appetizers  - RM 15.80 + RM 9.90 = RM 25.80
Soups - RM 5.90 + RM 5.90            = RM 11.80
Pasta - RM 25.90 + RM 26.90         = RM 52.80
Pizza - RM 13.90 + RM 15.90         = RM 29.80
Soft Drinks - RM 6.90 + RM 6.90   = RM 13.80

                                            Total      = RM 134.00
                                    6% Gov Tax  = RM     8.04
                              10% Ser Charge  = RM   13.40

So overall nya aku patut bayar RM 155.44. Tapi jumlah yang kami bayar hanyalah

RM 54.15
Memang jimat sangat. Aku tak sure sampai bila promosi ni. Maybe bulan October last. So kepada pasta or pizza lovers tu korang boleh pergi cepat2 tau. Tapi buffet ni istimewa sikit sebab ada syarat2 dia. Hehe. Ni dia dua syarat yang paling penting. 
1. Waktu buffet hanya pada 2.30 - 5.00 petang sahaja. 
2. Tak boleh ada wastage. Which is memang bagus untuk sekat nafsu korang. Kalau buffet ni selalu je ada wastage. Ambik bukan banyak tapi x habis. Aku pun pernah membazir jugak. Huhu. So kalau ada wastage korang akan dicharge RM 8.00 untuk 100 gram. Padan muka. Semalam aku dan DD tiada pembaziran yang berlaku. 

InsyaAllah kalau sempat aku nak pergi satu lagi buffet dengan Mr Y pulak, Dia pun minat jugak pasta and memang hantu makan jugak. Tapi yang aku pelik dia kurus je walaupun makan banyak, Aku ni.. Hampeh.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Album Review: Roulette by Blue

Hello & Good Morning. 

Korang tahu tak boyband bernama Blue. Yeah long ago (make me sounds so old) around 2001, Blue mula bertapak dalam industri muzik. Blue ni boyband yang berasal dari UK. Time tu boyband memang popular lah. Ada Westlife, Backstreet Boys dan N'Sync. Tapi antara semua tu, my paling favorite is Blue. 

Blue berpecah around 2005 because they want to pursue their solo career. Masa tu memang tengah popular lagi and I think it was a bad decision. Apparently, Elton John advised them to go for solo. Boo. I think they're better as group and I was right. Their solo career didn't worked for every single one of them. Mereka ni lebih popular as a group more. 

So around 2011, mereka officially bergabung kembali and released a comeback single. Not a strong song for a comeback. But they come again and released their fourth studio album after All Rise (2001), One Love (2002) & Guilty (2003) which is Roulette (2013). Here are the full tracklist


  1.  “Hurt Lovers”
  2. “Without You”
  3. “Break My Heart”
  4. “Ayo” 
  5. “Risk it All”
  6. “Heart on My Sleeve”
  7. “We’ve Got Tonight”
  8. “Paradise”
  9. “Black Box”
  10. “Broken”
  11. “Break You Down”
  12. “All I Need”
  13. “I Can”

I already listened to the full album. Not as strong as the first three album, but it's still a good album for a pop music lover. I think some of the songs sound so similar. Their vocal are still amazing. The harmony still tight and I love how dynamic Lee's vocal is. Lee is still their strongest vocalist to me. Most of my favorite tracks in this album are the ballads and mid tempo. I think that's the strongest think about Blue. 

My Favorites: Hurt Lovers, Break My Heart, Black Box, All I Need, Broken

Overall Rating:



The X Factor UK Season 2 - Live Show #1 Top 12

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During the first live show, I was so lucky cause I can't sleep and I able to find a good stream link. And my UNIFI Internet Connection was also perfect. So I wait until 3 AM in the morning to watch the shows which is kinda ridiculous but I still did it.

Here are my grade for the First Live Shows

1. Hannah Barrett (What's Love Got To Do) ~ Solid performance. The song choice didn't really challenge her vocal though. She's better than this song. A-

2. Nicholas McDonald (True) ~ His vocal is fine but it's a little bit boring. But I was surprised with his stage present this time. B

3. Miss Dynamix (Jump) ~ I was worried for SeSe cause she's pregnant but I was surprised to see her energy. And they have choreographer for their performance. The vocal was off to me. Need to work on the harmony more. B-

4. Sam Bailey (The Power of Love) ~ Wow. Just wow. And her makeover is gorgeous. Great vocal. But the song choice. Predictable girl but still great. A

5. Sam Callahan (Summer of 69') ~ The vocal is not good but he has good energy and he's very charming. C+

6. Kingsland Road (I'm Your Man) ~ Great energy and I love the improvement especially in the harmonization. Great performance. A-

7. Shelley Smith (Alone) ~ This song. I love this song but I'm so tired with it. Problem with the low part. The key is too low. But her high notes are great. B+

8. Abi Alton (Living On A Prayer) ~ I'm not sure about this first but it grown on me a lot. I love how angelic her tone was. She's different but she needs something more than this to win. A-

9. Lorna Simpson (So Emotional) ~ The production was too big for her. And she has some problem with vocal. C+

10. Tamera Foster (Ain't Nobody) ~ Great performance. I love her energy but I want to see more from her especially from the vocal. A-

11. Luke Friend (Every Breathe You Take) ~ Solid performance. Much better from her 6 Chairs performance. I love how creative he was with the song. B+

12. Rough Copy (In The Air Tonight) ~ Great performance. The harmony is great. I love how edgy they were and what a great version of the song. A


It's really hard for me to pick my Top 3 this week, but I'm going with 

Sam Bailey, Rough Copy & Hannah Barrett. 


Bottom 2 ~ Shelley (Flash Vote) & Lorna 

Sing Off ~ I think Shelley did a great job with One Night Only. Better than Alone. Lorna also did good but I think Shelley should stay. Yeah she's probably going to end in the Bottom 2 again next week but she deserved to move forward. 

Result ~ 

Sharon: Refused to vote since it's her two acts. 
Louis: Lorna
Gary: Shelley
Nicole:Lorna

By 2-1, Lorna was eliminated. 

Overall, it's a great show this week. So much potential. And we don't have Rylan Clark or Christopher Maloney this season. 

  

Monday, 14 October 2013

The Voice USA Season 5 - Top 48 & Full Team

Hello!!!

Satu lagi rancangan yang memang aku takkan miss ialah The Voice. Format The Voice is getting better and better. Aku tak suka sangat format Season 1 & 2 but Season 3 & 4 are great. And last two seasons also produced two commercial singers. 

Finally the Blind Auditions are over and here are the complete teams for The Voice USA Season 5. 


Team Adam


Adam has the most singers with 4 or 3 chairs. The strongest team for me this season. But here are my Final Five for Team Adam

Tessance Chin ~ She sang Try by Pink in her audition. Really strong voice and I love the rock vibes in her tones. 

Grey ~ She's very commercial and I love her voice. I got the Pop/Country vibes from her voice. She can fits both genre well. 

Ashley DuBose ~ Love her tone. Kinda like Rihanna but more soft. 

James Wolpert ~ Solid rock voice. Very likeable. He's unique and different. 

Matt Cermanski ~ Pop Indie singer. He's very creative with his song choice from what I watched from his Youtube Channel. 


Team Blake


Less Country singers for Team Blake this season which I'm totally fine with it cause I don't want Blake to become predictable in his choice. Here are my Final Five picks for Team Blake

Holly Henry ~ This one is so easy for me. She's commercial and I love how quirky and different she is. My favorite auditions for this season. 

Brandon Chase ~ I see a winner actually. He sang Wanted by Hunter Hayes and he's cute. Best country singer in this competition. 

Monika Leigh ~ She's a blues/soul singer. So gorgeous and beautiful. Public will love her. I love the maturity in her voice. 

Shelby Z ~ I love her personality. She's a good country singer. 

Ray Boudreaux ~ Another soul singer in Team Blake that I like. And he's a WGWG. 


Team Ceelo 


This is definitely the strongest Team Ceelo ever. Usually Team Ceelo was my least favorite team but I see lot of potential in his team this season. Here are my Final Five for Team Ceelo

Juhi ~ I just love her. Great personality. Very real and I love how how quirky and strong her tone is. 

Caroline Pennell ~ Another quirky singer in Team Ceelo and she's so adorable and I love her interpretation of Ellie Goulding's Anything Could Happen

Jonny Grey ~ He's a rocker and also an Air Force veteran. I love his rough tones but soulful at the same time. 

George Horga Jr ~ Cute Pop singer. I think he's very commercial and the girls will love her. 

Kat Robichaud ~ Strongest female rocker in this competition. I got Juliette Simms vibes from her and Ceelo did great with Juliet so I think he's going to be a good mentor to Kat too.


Team Christina


I love Christina's this season. She was less bitchy this cycle and picked a great team this time. Finally a diversity in her team. Here are my Final Five picks for Team Christina. 

Jacquie Lee ~ She's so cute and adorable. But her voice is even better. I love how soulful and clear her voice was during audition. 

Michael Lynch ~ He sang Bailamos and it was so great. His high register was perfecta and I love his energy. 

Stephanie Anne Johnson ~ Love this girl. She's fun and fierce. She can play guitar. Finally a Black Girl With Guitar (BGWG)

Matthew Schuler ~ Love him. He's the one with the fastest 4 chairs ever. I love the fact that he's not the typical African American male singer. He's different

Destinee Quinn ~ She's a country singer. I love her image. Great tones.


Overall, I think this is going to be another great season. There's a new addition in the format. The coach now can steal a singer during Knockout round. So;

Blind Auditions - 12 artist
Battle - 6 artist + 2 steal
Knockout - 4 artist + 1 steal
Live Shows - 5 Artist per team. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Glee - The Quaterback

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Semalam aku dapat tengok Glee. Masa aku pasang Glee tu tengah hujan so feeling lebih sikit. Apa yang aku boleh kata, I'm such a mess after this episode. Airmata tu tak yah cakaplah mencurah-curah. Mujur tak dehydrate je.. Huhu

Glee ni memang banyak influence dalam hidup aku. I still remember the first time I watched Glee. Masa tu Glee tak famous lagi pun. Aku pun tak sure kenapa hati aku terdetik nak check episode pertama walaupun kat Malaysia Glee belum tayang lagi. Mungkin sebab aku suka music dan element utama Glee pun memang music. First time tengok, I know I'm going to love this forever. Especially watak2 yang ada sejak kewujudan New Direction lagi iaitu Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Artie, Mercedes & Tina. The Original 6. So bila pelakon yang membawa watak Finn meninggal dunia, it hits me really hard.

Dalam episode The Quaterback semalam, New Direction members semua berkabung and give Finn a well deserved tribute. The acting felt so genuine especially the sadness and tears. Every moment felt so real. Sedih sangat tengok Rachel & Mr Shue handle kematian Finn dengan cara mereka sendiri. Babak last yang mana Mr Shue pegang jaket Finn tu memang heartbreaking sangat sebab Mr Shue merupakan orang yang membawa Finn ke dalam New Direction. 

Lagu-lagu semalam pun memang best. If you love or used to love Glee, you should check it out. My personal favorites are To Make You Feel My Love, If I Die Young & I'll Stand By You. 

Goodbye, Finn Hudson & Cory Monteith!!!

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