Saturday, 30 November 2013

Aktor Paul Walker Meninggal Dunia



Hello!!!

Tadi terasa macam nak buka Facebook. Terkedu seketika tengok newsfeed yang penuh dengan berita kematian aktor Fast & Furious, Paul Walker. Ingatkan berita palsu tapi rupa-rupanya berita benar. Paul Walker meninggal dunia berpunca daripada kereta yang dipandu oleh kawannya terbabas dan melanggar pokok. Kereta itu kemudiannya terbakar. 

Aku memang kenal Paul Walker menerusi filem Fast & Furious. Tak sure lagi bagaimana sambungan untuk Fast & Furious nanti memandangkan Paul Walker adalah watak utama di samping Vin Diesel. Agak ironik jugaklah sebab watak Paul Walker dalam citer F&F memang mahir memandu kereta dan selalu berjaya mengelak kematian. 

Oleh itu, nasihat aku pada korang yang memandu, jangan memandu dengan laju dan berbahaya. Biar lambat asal selamat.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Movie Review: Frozen

Hello!!!!

Petang tadi aku memang boring sangat. Tak plan pun nak kuar. Tapi bila fikir aku duk memerap je, baik aku buat something yang produktif. DD kerja. Aku call Miss R pula. Miss R busy. Ada kerja kat Klang. Aku beralih kat Mr Y pulak. Dia nak kuar dengan sepupu dia. Umur dalam 11 tahun untuk tengok cerita Frozen. Aku actually dah plan nak tengok Frozen hari rabu nanti bersama students aku sebagai ganjaran untuk prestasi mereka di Singapore hari tu. Mr Y ajak join sekali. Memang pucuk dicita ulam mendatang lah jawabnya (walaupun aku tak makan ulam ya).


Sinopsis: Frozen mengisahkan dua orang puteri yang juga adik beradik iaitu Puteri Elsa dan Puteri Anna. Elsa dan Anna memang rapat sejak dari kecil lagi. Elsa dikurniakan kuasa ais sejak dari lahir lagi, tetapi semakin dia membesar semakin sukar untuk Elsa mengawal kuasa aisnya sehingga telah mencederakan adiknya. Ekoran dari peristiwa itu, Elsa memencilkan diri dan hubungan Elsa dan Anna menjadi renggang. Masa berlalu dan mereka semakin membesar. Ayah dan ibu mereka telah mangkat dan Elsa bakal ditabal menjadi permaisuri. Elsa gagal mengawal kuasanya semasa proses pertabalan dan mengundang rasa takut rakyat jelata. Elsa tanpa menyedari kuasanya telah menukar musim panas kepada musim sejuk telah menghilangkan diri. Jadi Anna membuat keputusan untuk mencari kakaknya dengan dibantu oleh Kristoff, seorang pemuda penjual ais, Sven, seekor rusa kutub dan Olaf, orang salji yang innocent sangat. 

Komen: Overall, aku suka cerita ni. But compare to Tangled dan Wreck-It Ralph, kurenglah sikit. But, aku suka sangat dengan mesej cerita ini iaitu mengenai hubungan di antara seorang kakak dan adiknya. Watak Kristoff juga banyak mencuit hati aku. Yang aku paling suka sekali of courselah Olaf. Naif dan innocent sangat. Animasi dia sangat kemas. Overall, I love this movie. 

Rating: 4/5

Nampaknya, hari rabu nanti aku kena tengok sekali lagi lah bersama students aku. Hehe. Memang tak leh sabar sungguh aku kalau bab movie ni. 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Kucing Yang Dilanggar

Hello!!!!

Dalam 5 atau 6 minggu yang lepas, my roomie, DD bawa balik seekor anak kucing. Anak kucing tu tengah berkeliaran kat kawasan lobi di tingkat bawah so DD bawa lah balik. Aku pun tak tahu apa motif dia bawa balik anak kucing tu. Anak kucing tu bersih sangat dan juga sangat gebu so aku expect maybe terlepas dan milik salah seorang penghuni kat sini. 

Kalau ikut hati aku rasanya nak bela je anak kucing ni. Tetapi memandangkan bilik kami memang tak sesuai untuk seekor anak kucing yang lincah dan juga wonder kalau pemilik dia tengah mencari anak kucing ni, kami letak balik dekat bawah. Berat hati sangat nak lepaskan Katrina (siap dah bagi nama). Aku suka sangat warna bulu dia iaitu Grey-bluish a little bit. Rare sangat warna tu. Corak tubuh dia pun memang unik. 

Keesokan hari, kami still nampak Katrina duk main-main dekat bawah dan juga guard kondo kami pun ada duk main dengan kucing tu. After that, kami tak jumpa lagi Katrina. So kami berdua assumed that she found a new family or dah jumpa balik dengan owner asal. So memang legalah sebab bimbang jugak dia duk main dekat kawasan jalan raya. 

Tengahari tadi, aku nak pergi beli lunch. Dari jauh lagi aku ternampak ada seekor kucing dilanggar mati. Nampak macam anak kucing. Aku ni jenis tak boleh tengok bangkai. Geli. Rasa macam nak muntah. Tetapi tak tahulah kenapa tengahari tadi aku teringin nak tengok bangkai tu. Naluri aku rasa bangkai tu adalah bangkai Katrina. 

Aku tengak bangkai tu dah hancur especially muka. Tapi still nampak bulu dan corak kucing tu. Aku yakin tu adalah Katrina. Aku memang blur dan sedih sangat. Nak makan tadi pun tak lalu. Terfikir jugak, kalaulah aku dan DD bela Katrina benda ni takkan berlaku. Tapi nak buat macam mana. Rumah kami memang tak sesuai. Tambahan lagi nanti apa kata penghuni rumah kami yang lain. 

So, hari ni mood tak tentu sangat. Suatu hari nanti, aku memang plan nak bela kucing. Tapi buat masa sekarang belum sesuai lagi. My friend, Mr Y ada pujuk cakap it's not my fault. So lega lah sikit. Tapi still sedih. I'm going to miss you, Katrina. Walaupun kita kenal tak lama, you will be in my heart forever. 



Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Voice USA Season 5 - Live Show #4 Top 8


Hello guys especially The Voice fans. I'm worry for Caroline this week. I'm worry about her song choice. I felt bad for her cause she's stuck with Ceelo who is the worst coach ever. I hope she survived this week cause she's my number 1 favorite. 

1. James Wolpert (Somebody To Love) ~ I don't like the song choice because so many people sang this before. He sang it well. But the overall concept of his performance was so weird. The background singer dress and wearing glasses like him. But it was an okay performance. B+

2. Tessanne Chen (Underneath It All) ~ Finally I love Tessanne's performance. She was so good and really comfortable on the stage. She connect to the song, audience and she slayed that song. A

3. Caroline Pennell (Dog Days Are Over) ~ I'm not sure if this performance will save Caroline. It was okay but I think the song is too big for her. The arrangement didn't really help her. I think she's in trouble. B+

4. Cole Vosbury (I Still Believe In You) ~ I love this performance. His tone is so beautiful and Cole sang it really well. I think Cole has the potential to win this competition. A

5. Matthew Schuler (It's Time) ~ I thought this song is going to be perfect for him but it wasn't. Something was wrong about his performance. He's so pitchy and why he tried to dance. I just don't get it at all. I'm worried for Matthew as well. C

6. Will Champlin (At Last) ~ I was like 'arghh this song, I can't stand it anymore' but Will slayed it. It was like the best rendition of this song ever. He connected to the song and his vocal was amazing. Best performance from his so far. A

7. Ray Boudreaux (Gimme Some Lovin) ~ ZzzzzzZzzz. I don't see any different from his performance from week to week. I felt like he's giving us the same exact thing every week. I'm pretty sure he's going home this week. B-

8. Jacquie Lee (Who's Loving You) ~ Jacquie is back!!! She slayed the song. Her vocal is amazing. She's definitely going to be here again next week. I need her to sing a current song that fits her voice next week. A


Much better show than last week. My Top 3 are Will, Jacquie & Tessanne. I'm worried for Caroline & Matthew. I'm pretty sure Ray is going home. I think Cole will be safe. Not so sure about James. 

Bottom 3 ~ Caroline Pennell, Matthew Schuler & Ray Boudreaux. My nightmare became true. Both Caroline & Matthew are in the bottom 3 and no matter who's going home, I'm going to be sad. 

Result:

Saved: Matthew Schuler
7th Place: Caroline Pennell :(
8th Place: Ray Boudreaux

Caroline... I'm going to miss her. At least I still can listen to her songs. Can we just get rid off Ceelo now. He doesn't have any function now. I hope we will never see him again in the future. He and Christina were like the worst coaches in The Voice so when Usher & Shakira replaced them last season, I was so happy and wish we never have to see those 2. But they still come back. And Christina, she stepped up her coaching. She's a better coach now and I really love her this season. But Ceelo, he's still the same Ceelo. His new single sucks by the way. I'm having a meltdown now. The last time my favorite was eliminated too early was Pia Toscano from American Idol 10. 

Good Bye, Caroline Pennell.

The Voice USA Season 5 - Live Show #3 Top 10


Top 10 show wasn't as good as last week. The song choice is a little bit boring and some of them were given wrong song at all. Let's start the recap of last week show. 

1. Austin Jenckes (Your Love) ~ Nothing special about this performance at all. His voice is good but it was too safe and it was just too sleepy for me. C+

2. Jacquie Lee (Clarity) ~ For the first time, Jacquie didn't look comfortable with her song. She looked so nervous. And it was so flat and she failed to connect to the song. It wasn't her best. Wrong song for her. C+

3. Will Champlin (Love Me Again) ~ Good performance but nothing stood out about this performance for me. It was too simple. B

4. Caroline Pennell (Leaving On A Jet Plane) ~ She sang it beautifully but I'm not sure if this song gave her any justice. It was too laid back and slow but at least it was much better than last week. B+

5. Cole Vosbury (To Be With You) ~ He was only 22? Wow, I didn't expected that. This performance was too safe. What's wrong with everyone song choice this week. B

6. Tessanne Chen (If I Were You Woman) ~ She sang it well but it was too old fashioned. I didn't see a recording artist from her performance. B

7. Ray Boudreaux (You Are The Best Thing) ~ Another safe performance. Nothing special about it. It was like a performance for a mini concert. I missed the hunger to win The Voice from everyone. C+

8. James Wolpert (Without You) ~ Not sure if this is a perfect song for him but at least it was interesting enough for me to watch this performance again. He needs to tone down the scream a little bit. B+

9. Kat Robichaud (We Belong) ~ I think this song is perfect for Kat but it didn't worked. I don't get the performance at all. It was all over place. That's not Kat cause Kat a rocker and her performance this week made me felt like I was watching a musical from high school. C

10. Matthew Schuler (Beneath Your Beautiful) ~ Best performance for this week by miles. I didn't like the beginning but after he reach the chorus, it was so gorgeous and beautiful. A


My Top 5 performances for this week are Matthew, Caroline, James, Tessanne & Will. It was really hard for me to pick 5 this week. 

Bottom 3 ~ Austin Jenckes, Caroline Pennell & Kat Robichaud. Wow at Caroline in the bottom 3. I was like really. There's no way Caroline could win this whole competition. 

Result: 

Saved: Caroline Pennell (Thank God)
9th Place: Austin Jenckes
10th Place: Kat Robichaud

Ceelo lost another artist and Blake lost his first artist in his team. Ceelo needs to step up. He's so lazy. He's such a bad mentor. He ruined Jonny & Kat already and now he's going to ruin Caroline. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Dancing With The Stars Season 17: And The Winner is... Amber Riley



Yeah!!! I'm so happy for her. She just proved that you still can dance no matter what is your size. Amber Riley is an actress and she's famous for her character as Mercedes Jones in Glee. I love her. She's very down to earth but still fierce enough. She was partnered with Derek Hough, who won his fifth title this season. Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) is the runner up for this season while Jack Osbourne (Sharon Osbourne's son) finished at 3rd place, same as his sister, Kelly Osbourne who competed in this show back in Cycle 9. 

Here are some of the memorable dance from the fierce Miss Amber Riley & Derek Hough






Congrats Amber Riley!!!

Happy 200th Post


Woohoo!!! 200th post already. Finally...

Camp Vision 2013

Hello!!!

Hujung minggu yang lepas, aku ditugaskan untuk bawa 6 students ke satu kem di Singapura. Honestly, I really don't have any idea what the camp is all about. Journey ke Singapore memang berjalan lancar cuma aku memang tak dapat tidur lena sangat atas bas. So memang mengantuk. 

Kami sampai di Kem Sarimbun lebih kurang pada pukul 10 pagi and so many people arrived already. I was assigned to be a programmer but at the same time, I still can join any group that I want. So when I passed around from group to group, I decided to join Group 10. I just don't know why. Probably because one of my student was there and he's alone and he was like the youngest kid in his group. 

Hari pertama memang pack dengan aktiviti. Even though, I felt so sleepy, aku hanya mampu kuatkan diri. Especially bila tengok my kids yang monyok je. Ada yang dah nak balik Malaysia. Huhu. Aku hanya mampu tenangkan dia orang dan suruh mereka bersabar. Mungkin mereka terlalu muda for this camp and majority of the youth here were around 15 to 17 years old. 

Mujurlah the kids from my centre dah tak monyok lagi untuk hari kedua. I can see they were having so much fun and they even made some friends. Aku juga tengok kem ni banyak membantu dia orang. Bukan dia orang sahaja, aku pun sama gak. Aku ni memang payah nak berkongsi masalah or rahsia or even my dreams, tapi aku memang open sangat bila berada di sana. I learned lot of things from the youth di sana. 

Kat sana jugak, for the first time, aku karate or tepuk board kayu yang tertulis halangan kepada impian aku sampai terbelah dua. Dua lapis pulak tu. Huhu. Even satu pun tak sure aku boleh karate ni kan pula dua. So, totally proud of myself. Aku juga siap panjat-panjat orang lagi untuk melepasi satu halangan ni. Tinggi kot. Dahlah aku ni memang fobia kat tempat2 tinggi ni. Nak memanjat pulak. Tapi everyone kat sana tersangatlah sporting. Thank you to those yang bagi support walaupun mula2, I was like 'it's okay, I don't think I can do that' but this guy, Mat was like 'I know you can do it' and push me to do that. 

I was like there's no way I'm going to do that but after I looked at the kids and other people doing it, I was like 'suck it, Fais and just do it'. Aku simpan my cermin mata and panjat jer. I don't know how I did that, Thank you everyone for your support especially Mat, Jamal, Jack and other people there. I'm not only proud of myself but also to my students. I was worried, kalau mereka tak boleh menyesuaikan diri. Lebih-lebih lagi mereka tak biasa berkomunikasi dalam English. So bila tengok mereka tried so hard, I was so proud of them. 

And also, I just wanna give a shout out to my team members. Jack, our leader (such a great guy), Hadi, Jon, Nick, Putra, Raihan, Afiq, Naim, Monica, Va Nee, Sarah, Yaani, Yanaa, Wani, Clara, Bellah, Mei Zi, Wei Quan, you guys are such a wonderful human being. Thank you for being a part of the team. Overall, aku memang exhausted sangat. Mental dan fizikal. Both. Airmata lak memang mencurah-curah semasa kat sana. Boleh sampai satu baldi kot. Thank you to Camp Vision especially Sam & Gillian yang banyak tolong kami dan sudi menjemput kami dari Mentari Project menyertai Camp Vision 2013.
















Thursday, 21 November 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hello!!!

So I made this plan a long time ago with my friend, Mr Y to watch Catching Fire together. He even took a MC today lol just to watch Catching Fire. You're such a bad employee, Mr Y.. 


Catching Fire ni merupakan kesinambungan movie yang first, so you have to watch the first movie to understand the whole plot. Or you'll ended up like a girl beside me and she was asking her boyfriend so many questions and it's so freaking annoying. 

Selepas Katniss dan Peeta diumumkan sebagai pemenang bersama untuk The Hunger Games ke 74, rakyat-rakyat di setiap District mula memberontak. Bagi mereka, Katniss adalah simbol harapan mereka untuk bebas dari cengkaman Capitol. Katniss & Peeta pula masih lagi terbayang-bayang peristiwa yang berlaku dalam The Hunger Games yang lepas. Untuk menghalang pemberontakan Presiden Snow mengumumkan bahawa The Hunger Games yang ke 75 yang juga merupakan sambutan yang digelar Quarter Quell (setiap 25 tahun sekali) akan membariskan pemenang-pemenang tahun sebelumnya dan setiap district mestilah mewakilkan seorang lelaki dan perempuan. Katniss secara automatik menjadi wakil District 12 kerana dia merupakan salah satu pemenang wanita dari Districtnya manakala untuk wakil lelaki adalah di antara Peeta dan mentor mereka pada tahun sebelumnya, Haymitch. 

This is definitely one of my favorite movie this year. It was so intense and Jennifer Lawrence was such a good actress. Her speech for Rue during her victory visit to District 11 made me cried so hard. And Josh Hutcherson improved a lot after the first movie. Watak-watak supporting yang lain seperti Gale, Haymitch, Cinna & Effie juga dilakonkan dengan berkesan. Aku juga suka dengan tiga watak baru iaitu pemenang-pemenang tahun sebelumnya iaitu, Finnick, Johanna and sweetheart Mags. Plot dia dikembangkan dengan sangat baik. I want to watch this again after I get back from Singapore. 

Overall Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The X Factor USA Season 3 - Live Show #3 Top 12

Hello!!!

Let's start with the result from last week. Since there were some technical issues last week, we will only find out the result during the live show for this week. 

Top 13 Elimination: Carlos Guevara. He definitely was the weakest one based on last week performance. He's a nice guy but his song choices were just too boring. 

After Carlos' elimination, the live show for Top 12 starts and 2 more acts will be eliminated this week. The theme for this week is 1980's songs Zzzzzz...

1. Lillie McCloud (Ain't Nobody) ~ This time she picked an upbeat song. And she tried her best to be current but it just didn't worked for me. But I can't blame her cause the theme was 80's. B-

2. Carlito Olivero (Rhythm Is Gonna Get You) ~ Like the song but he was out of breathe. He has potential but he didn't have the X factor. So he wasn't really memorable to me.C

3. Rion Paige (We Belong) ~ She tried her best, but something is missing. Demi picked this song. I thought we were agree to let Rion picked her own song since she slayed Born This Way last week. Not a good week for Rion. B-

4. Sweet Suspense (Mickey) ~ This song sounds so silly and stupid and it's not for a singing competition. I love 'That Should Be Me' cause these girls have great vocal. But we can't see it with this stupid song. I'm worried for them. C

5. Tim Olstad (Against All Odds) ~ Another predictable song choice from Tim. It was so cheesy and lame. C

6. Khaya Cohen (Borderline) ~ Finally a worthy performance to watch and surprisingly, it was from Khaya. She made the song her own. And finally, she didn't over-sing the song. A-

7. Restless Road (Footloose) ~ I want to like them cause their potential is so massive but something was off. I think their chemistry was good but their vocal just didn't blended well with each other. Nice song choice. B-

8. Rachel Potter (Alone) - Arghh... This song again. But it was solid until suddenly she decided to scream. I was like what happened? Did someone hit her? Supposed to be a great performance but it became average with that scream. B

9. Ellona Santiago (I Wanna Dance With Somebody) ~ Another dance tune for Ellona and the production was so big. But Ellona looked so tired and I'm not going to blame her cause this is her third weeks in a row, she had to sing a fast song with dance choreography. She looked tired and even fell on the stage. Average performance. B

10. Josh Levi (Straight Up) ~ Okay. Now I'm officially happy he got another chance cause this performance was stunning. He made the song sounds so current. This is definitely the best performance so far. A

11. Jeff Gutt (Died In Your Arms) ~ It wasn't my favorite performance from Jeff. Nothing stood out for me. Everything was so basic. B-

12. Alex & Sierra (Addicted To Love) ~ I think the judges were so biased toward them. Even Simon tried to make them looked back to make sure Restless Road will win this competition. They performed great. Their vocals were on point. A


My Top 3 picks for this week are very clear; Josh, Alex & Sierra and Khaya. 

Bottom 3: Sweet Suspense, Khaya Cohen & Rachel Potter. Wow at Khaya being in the bottom 3 while Tim & Carlito survived the elimination. 

Instant Elimination: Sweet Suspense. I knew they're going to be one of the Bottom 3 but I didn't expected for them to be eliminated this early. Stupid Simon with his stupid Mickey song choice. 

Sing-Off: Khaya slayed her 'Save Me' song while Rachel struggled with her choice. It was obvious who should stay. 

Result:

Kelly: Khaya
Demi: Rachel
Paulina:Rachel
Simon: Rachel

By 3-1, Rachel Potter was eliminated. Rachel deserved to stay over Tim, Carlito & Restless Road. So I'm really upset with the result. 

Minggu Yang Sibuk!!!

Hello!!!

Minggu ni definitely minggu yang paling sibuk untuk aku. Start dari hari Isnin hari tu lagi dah mula busy. Hari Isnin ada perjumpaan dengan students untuk clear pasal trip to Singapura. Bimbang jugak budak-budak ni nanti masa nak bertolak, tak sampai-sampai. 

Hari Selasa pulak of courselah, birthday my BFF & Roomie, DD. Dah 28 tahun dah umur ko ya. Aku still lagi 27. So apalagi, meronggenglah kita org di Red Box Sunway Pyramid ni, sebab kalau birthday kan ada promotion. Sapa yang birthday, free jer. Tak payah bayar. So memang murah lah kalau share berdua. 

Petang tadi pula, ada appointment dengan wartawan dari Mingguan Wanita yang ni buat artikel pasal tempat aku kerja. Siap ada shoot pulak dah. Kena berlakon buat-buat mengajar dan have fun with the kids. Siap tanya pasal profil aku lagi. Hehe.. Nanti bila artikel tu dah kuar, insyaAllah aku share kat sini.

Agenda esok pulak, keluar dengan my friend, Mr Y untuk tengok The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I can't wait... I'm so obsessed with The Hunger Games. Lepas balik tu barulah plan nak start packing untuk my trip to Singapore. Dan pada pukul 3 pagi, aku dan 6 orang pelajar akan bergerak ke Singapore untuk join satu camp yang akan dibuat di sana. 

So hari Jumaat hingga Ahad, aku akan berada di Singapore. For the first time jugak, aku akan sambut birthday outside Malaysia. Aku memang tak plan apa untuk birthday aku tahun ni. Tapi aku dah dengar ura-ura aku akan dibaling tepung nanti di Singapore so I should be ready for it. 

Busy week for me, but I enjoy every single moment of it. 

P/S: Please click the link above (left side). Bukan main lagi aku edit!!!

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Voice USA Season 5 - Live Show #2 Top 12


One of the reason why I love The Voice over American Idol and The X Factor is because they didn't have specific theme so the artist can be whoever they want. And when it came to the song choice, The Voice is so current. Here is my recap to the Top 12 show. 

1. Caroline Pennell (Wake Me Up) ~ Caroline started off so well but when she started to move around the stage, she lost her concentration to the song. But it was still a solid performance for me. Her tone mesmerized me and I just can't describe how beautiful her voice is. B+

2. Josh Logan (Man In The Mirror) ~ I like this. No more crazy runs and it was a solid performance. But the song choice... I heard this song so many times and no one can do this better than MJ so it kinda bothered me a little bit. But still solid. B+

3. James Wolpert (Mr Brightside) ~ I love this. There was a problem with his vocal but that was just a tiny problem. Other than that, he's fantastic. A-

4. Austin Jenckes (It's A Great Day To Be Alive) ~ Just when I thought, Blake is not going to have a country artist this season, he made Austin to sing a country song. But somehow it worked. I like it. His vocal suited the song. B+

5. Jacquie Lee (Love Is Blindness) ~ Wow. She slayed the song. Her vocal was phenomenal. She's going to be a great contender for the title this season. A+

6. Ray Boudreaux (All Of Me) ~ Beautiful song and I can felt his performance. I think he connected well to the audience and the women will love him. B+

7. Kat Robichaud (Sail) ~ Last week was good, but this week performance was more 'Kat'. She rocked it. She was so comfortable on stage. A

8. Jonny Grey (Another Day In Paradise) ~ I love this song for him but I think it was too safe. I want to see more from him. But this was solid performance from Jonny. B+

9. Tessanne Chin (My Kind Of Love) ~ I thought Tessanne is going to nail this song but it didn't worked. Her timing was off. For the first time, I didn't like her performance. B

10. Matthew Schuler (Hallelujah) ~ So many people covered this song but no one did as better as Matthew. He nailed it on every aspects. Just love. Christina has two strongest vocalists right now. She better not messed up this two singers. A+

11. Cole Vosbury (Adorn) ~ He was so adorable. This was good. I love how beautiful his tone was. And the song was perfect for him. He's very likeable. A-

12. Will Champlin (Demons) ~ Will nailed it. I love this. His raspy tone worked perfectly for this song. He rocked it out. I love it so much. A+


Overall, what a strong week. No one deserved to be eliminated. My Top 5 (since it's really hard for me to pick only 3) are Jacquie, Matthew, Will, Kat & James

Bottom 3 ~ Jonny, Josh & Kat. One of them will be saved by the Twitter's Instant Save

Result:

Saved: Kat Robichaud (YAY)
11th Place: Josh Logan
12th Place: Jonny Grey

Tough week so anything could happen. I like Josh & Jonny this week so it sucks to see these 2 went home. I can't wait to see the next live show.

Catching Fire Countdown


3 DAYS!!!!

The X Factor UK Season 10 - Live Show #6 Top 7

Hello!!!

Just finished watching The X Factor UK. The theme this week was 'The Great British Songbook' so there will be Elton John, The Beatles, Rolling Stone and other British classic. Urghh. I want to see a current theme. Or maybe they can still do the British theme but make the song choice more current cause there's a lot of current popular artists from UK now such as Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Little Mix, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and so much more.

1. Hannah Barrett (Satisfaction) ~ I hate the song choice. Hannah looked so basic. Instead of doing Amy Winehouse or Jamelia, Nicole gave her this song. I'm worried for her. At least she was in the bottom 2 last week so her fans will vote more this week. B

2. Luke Friend (Your Song) ~ I'm so glad that Luke was doing Ellie's version. I love this. The vocal was nearly perfect for me. I love his emotion and he performed better with the guitar. He's definitely the darkhorse in this competition. A

3. Sam Bailey (Something) ~ Not my favorite performance from Sam. Her vocal is great but this song didn't challenged her at all. She's way better than this song. B+

4. Rough Copy (Viva La Vida) ~ Rough week for them. Something was just off. The timing is off for me. I don't think this song is a right song for a vocal group. Just average. B

5. Sam Callahan (Faith) ~ He's more comfortable with his guitar but this song. Faith is a tough song and you need to have a great vocal for this. Who gave him this song? And I don't think Louis even care about him. With a right song, I think Sam could be better. C+

6. Tamera Foster (Diamonds Are Forever) ~ Nicole was so bad with the song choice this week. I don't think Tamera was comfortable with the song at all. She looked so nervous and she even forgot the lyrics. But I think this will motivate her fans more to vote for her this week. B-

7. Nicholas McDonalds (Someone Like You) ~ I have high expectations for Nicholas this week and I was dissapointed with this. This performance have potential but Nicholas looked so bland on the stage. I didn't felt his performance at all. It was basic. B


My Top 3 performance this week are Luke, Sam Bailey & it's really hard to pick the last one but I'm going with Nicholas cause at least the song choice was great.


Bottom 2 ~ Sam Callahan & Luke Friend. Luke shouldn't be here. But I think it's very obvious that Sam Callahan will go home. I don't think we need a sing-off this week.

Sing-Off ~ But of course we still have one. I think Luke is a clear winner. Sam could be better with a right song but having Louis as his mentor sealed his fate.

Result:

Louis: Refused to vote
Nicole: Sam
Gary: Sam
Sharon: Sam

By 3-0, Sam Callahan was eliminated from The X Factor. Now only 6 more singers left in the competition. I think it's very hard to guess who's going to be in the Final. It could be anyone so the next two weeks performance will determine, who's the real frontrunner in this competition. 
 

The X Factor UK Season 10 - Live Show #5 Top 8

It's Final 8 already.  In five weeks, we will find out who's going to be the new winner of The X Factor UK.

This week, the acts were challenged with the 'Big Band' theme and they are going to sing a song with a live band.

1. Abi Alton (That's Life) ~ I'm worried for Abi but this performance surprised me. I love how calm she is and her vocal is on point. The timing is very important for this song and she did good. She continued to improve from week to week. A-

2. Sam Bailey (New York, New York) ~ Wow. I need to stop saying 'wow' everytime she performed but I just can't help myself. Masterclass vocal performance from Sam. A+

3. Nicholas McDonald (Dream A Little Dream Of Me) ~ Not my favorite performance from week. This is just average for me. Nothing special about it. B

4. Luke Friend (Moondance) ~ Same as Nicholas, I don't think I will remember this performance after two hours. Last week he was amazing but this week was just average for me. B

5. Hannah Barrett (It's A Man's Man's World) ~ Hannah needs to control her growling. I'm worried for her cause it came across as annoying (the growling). She connected to her song though. B+

6. Rough Copy (Hit The Jack Road) ~ Finally, they're back to their standard. This is great. They have so much fun on stage and it was an entertaining performance from them. A

7. Tamera Foster (Cry Me A River) ~ Beautiful performance from Tamera. I love the simplicity of this performance. It was so effortless and her vocal improved a lot. A

8. Sam Callahan (Ain't That Kick In The Head) ~ I don't get why he got the pimp spot. This song isn't for him and the judges were right. I felt bad for him but this competition isn't for him. C


My Top 3 for this week are Sam B, Tamera & Rough Copy.


Bottom 2 ~ Abi Alton & Hannah Barrett. Hmmm. Both of them deserved to move forward to the next round. I just don't get it. All three boys gave their weakest performance to date and none of them was in the bottom 2. 

Sing-Off ~ Abi's performance is so beautiful. The song perfectly fits her vocal. But Hannah, she slayed me. She picked Wrecking Ball and she did it justice. 

Result:

Nicole: Refused to vote
Gary:Abi
Louis:Abi
Sharon:Abi

By 3-0, Abi was eliminated from the competition. 

I can't believe the fact that none of the boys ended up in the bottom 2 yet. I just don't get it cause it was obvious that the boys category is the weakest one this season. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

ANTM Cycle 20: And The Winner Is... Jourdan Miller

Hello!!!

Just finished watching the finale of ANTM Cycle 20 and I'm really happy with the winner cause she totally deserved it. The winner is Jourdan Miller!!!


Jourdan dominated this cycle since the beginning. She consistently delivered from week to week and produced some of the best photos in the history of ANTM!!! Marvin is a good model and I think his runway was good but he needs to work on the photoshoot more. 

Here are some of the best photos from Jourdan


Cycle 21 are still going to be a combination between Guys & Girls. I love this new format. I thought male model are going to be so boring but they bring dramas too. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pelakon Filem 50 Shades of Grey - Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson

Hello!!!

Walaupun movie yang diadaptasi dari novel yang paling 'nakal' pernah aku baca iaitu 50 Shades of Grey akan keluar lambat lagi, tetapi para pelakon dah start promo dengan bergambar di majalah popular, Entertainment Weekly (on of my favorite magazines). 

50 Shades of Grey akan dibintangi oleh Jamie Dornan (Sherif aka Huntsman dalam tv siri, Once Upon A Time) dan Dakota Johnson (anak kepada pelakon, Melanie Griffith). Movie ni dijangka release pada February 2015 tetapi ramai yang dah tak sabar nak tunggu...

Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson
Jamie Dornan aka Christian Grey
Dakota Johnson aka Anastasia Steele


They just looked so perfect together as Christian & Ana!!! I can't wait!!!

The Voice USA Season 5 ~ Live Shows #1: The Playoffs Top 20

Hello!!!

It's time for the Live Playoffs. Only 3 out of 5 will make it to the Live Shows. Public will vote 2 artists to move forward while the coach will pick one artist. 

Team Adam

1. James Wolpert (A Case of You) ~ Wow. James nailed it. Great vocal. It was great to finally see something different from him. I don't know the song but it was so beautiful. A+

2. Grey (Still Into You) ~ Grey was energetic and I kinda like this song for her but her vocal was off tonight. Too bad cause she's my favorite. B-

3. Will Chaplin (Secret) ~ Another great performance from Team Adam. Great vocal. His stage present was great. I love the way he started with piano and move onto the center stage. Great performance. A-

4. Preston Pohl (Nothing On You) ~ Something current for him. He did good. The phrasing could be better but he did a good job. It's going to be hard for Adam to pick his team. B+

5. Tessanne Chin (Many Rivers To Cross) ~ Beautiful vocal and she delivered. I love this side of her but please give something decent to wear. She looks so old fashioned. A-


Team Blake

1. Shelbie Z (Fancy) ~ Great energy. Love the song for her. She rocked it. But she needs to be careful with her vocal. B+

2. Nic Hawk (Blurred Lines) ~ He started well but after that, it didn't worked out for him. The rap was horrible. He took the risk but it didn't worked for him. C

3. Ray Boudreaux (Home) ~ I don't know this song but he did great. Love his soulful voice. B+

4. Austin Jenckes (She Talks To Angels) ~ Good vocal but I don't know. Nothing interests me about this performance. It was too relax. B

5. Cole Vosbury (Maggie May) ~ Cole is so loveable. Good performance but I want to see more from him. B+


Team Ceelo

1. Amber Nicole (Wasting All These Tears) ~ Country song for a Pop/R&B singer. I just don't get it. It didn't worked for her at all. C+

2. Jonny Grey (Bittersweet Symphony) ~ Decent performance. Nothing much to say. I want to see more from him. B+

3. Tamara Chauniece (I Will Survive) ~ Lazy song choice from Ceelo. What's wrong with him but Tamara nailed it. Kudos for her cause this song is very karaoke-ish. A-\
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4. Kat Robichaud (She Keeps Me Warm) ~ Love the song. Finally we can see her doing ballad. I love it. I just don't get why they changed it to You Keep Me Warm. A-

5. Caroline Pennell (We're Going To Be Friends) ~ I listened to the original song and it was kind of monotone but Caroline doing her things and it worked for her. She's so good. A+


Team Christina

1. Josh Logan (Crazy) ~ The runs were just too much. I think he over-sing the song. The phrasing was just weird to me. I don't like this. C+

2. Olivia Henken (Roar) ~ I love the first part but when she hits the chorus, it just didn't worked out for her. Great effort. B

3. Stephanie Anne Johnson (Georgia On My Mind) ~ I love Danie Geimer's version more but it was solid. Good vocal and I love her outfit. B+

4. Matthew Schuler (Wrecking Ball) ~ Damn. He's so good. I love his emotion and his vocal is great. Wow. A+

5. Jacquie Lee (I Put On A Spell) ~ Wow. She slayed the song. Gorgeous. A+


My Top 5 picks for the Best Performance are Caroline, Jacquie, James, Matthew & Will. 


Result

Public Votes
Team Adam ~ James & Tessanne
Team Blake ~ Cole & Austin (What?)
Team Ceelo ~ Caroline & Jonny
Team Christina ~ Jacquie & Matthew

Coaches' Picks
Team Adam ~ Will (I thought he's going to pick Preston so yay for Will)
Team Blake ~  Ray (Shelbie :( )
Team Ceelo ~ Kat (Great pick)
Team Christina ~ Josh (Hmmm... What? Steph or Olivia deserved more than him)

The X Factor USA Season 3 - Live Show #2 Top 13

Hello

The theme for the last week show is Motown. And something bad happened during the live show. The voting lines for several acts were mixed up so every single votes was scrapped and every contestants need to perform their 'Save Me' song. And the public will vote again and one act will be sent home at the beginning of the next live show.

1. Josh Levi ~ Who's Loving You: B+ & Stay: A- 
~ I want James to come back as the wildcard but Josh didn't upset me at all. Both performances were solid. I love Stay so much. Great vocal. He's definitely the best act in the Boys category this week.

2. Rachel Potter ~ This Old Heart Of Mine: B+ & Anyway: A
~ Both solid performances. I love her sing off performance more cause it was so effortless and her vocal is so smooth.

3. Carlos Guevara ~ What's Going On: B- & Cannonball: B
~ Cannonball was better but I don't know. He has some trouble with the pitch. And What's Going On was definitely his worst performance in the competition.

4. Restless Road ~ Easy: B+ & Don't You Wanna Stay: B
~ Both performances were just okay to me. I expected more from them but their harmony improved a lot from the week before.

5. Ellona Santiago ~ Baby Love: A- & Titanium: A
~ Ellona continued to impressed me. Both performances were great. Her energy level was great and her vocal in Titanium proved that she's one of the best vocalists here. 

6. Jeff Gutt ~ Say You, Say Me: B+ & In The Air Tonight: B+
~ Jeff did good last week. I think he'll be okay but he needs right song to fit his rock voice. I want to see his rocker side more. 

7. Alex & Sierra ~ I Heard It Through The Grapevine: A- & Gimme Love: A+
~ Wow. Just wow. They were like on different level this week. Very entertaining and their vocals sound great together. I want them to win. 

8. Khaya Cohen ~ My Girl: B & Distant Dreamer: A-
~ My girl was just okay to me but Distant Dreamer is really good. Demi needs to pick better song for her. Maybe Demi should just let Khaya choose her own song. 

9.Carlito Olivero ~ Stop! In The Name of Love: B+ & If You're Not The One: C+
~ I like his Motown performance but his sing off. Something wrong with his voice and his falsettos were just off. Not a good week for him.

10. Lillie McCloud ~ All Is Fair In Love: B+ & Who Wants To Live Forever: B+
~ Lillie has great vocal but her problem was, she looked so old fashioned. From the outfit to her song choice. I want her to sing something current and the theme didn't help her at all. 

11. Sweet Suspense ~ You Keep Me Hangin' On: A- & That Should Be Me: A
~ I was so surprised with their performances. I think fan will love them. That Should Be Me was just so beautiful and I love the fact that. they get to sing solo for the first time. 

12. Rion Paige ~ Ain't No Mountain High Enough: B & Born This Way: A
~ Her Motown performance was so average but she shines in Born This Way. I agree with Simon that Demi should stop picking song for her acts. Paulina too. 

13. Tim Olstad ~ I'll Be There: B+ & I Believe I Can Fly: B
~ Just when I thought, Demi is the worst mentor when it comes to pick the right song, Paulina was even worst. There's nothing special in I'll Be There and I Believe I Can Fly? Oh gosh. Too bad cause his vocal is good. Zzzzz

My Top 3 picks for this week are ~ Alex & Sierra, Ellona Santiago & Sweet Suspense

My Bottom 3 picks are ~ Carlos Guevara, Carlito Olivero & Tim Olstad
 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The X Factor USA Season 3 - Live Show #1 Top 16

It's time for the first live show for this season. There will be no voting lines this week cause the judges will decide on which 3 acts they want to bring with them to the Top 12. My predictions for the eliminations are Ellona, Tim, James & RoXxy Montana.

Girls

1. Ellona Santiago (Till The World Ends) - A-
2. Danie Geimer (Wrecking Ball) - C (Eliminated)
3. Rion Paige (Skyscraper) - B
4. Khaya Cohen (Mercy) - B-

~ Demi picked the wrong song for Danie. The song doesn't suits her voice at all cause she's a soulful singer and the arrangement didn't help her. I'm rooting for her but she was the weakest one. Demi also picked wrong song for Rion & Khaya. 


Boys

1. Josh Levi (Only Girl In The World) - B (Eliminated)
2. Carlos Guevara (Don't You Worry Child) - B+
3. Carlito Olivera (Maria Maria) - B+
4. Tim Olstad (Always) - B+

~ Paulina's boys weren't as bad as I thought it could be. Carlito surprised me and I also love Tim's vocal. But he's still bored me. Carlos also did great. and Josh's song didn't suit him. He had some problem. But he has so much potential. He was eliminated. 





Overs 25


1. Lillie McCloud (When A Man Loves A Woman) - A-
2. Jeff Gut (Try) - A-
3. Rachel Potter (I Hope You Dance) - A
4. James Kenney (Red) - B+ (Eliminated)

~ Definitely the best category this week. Every single one of them deserved to move forward. I think Kelly made a right call.


Group

1. RoXxy Montana (Royals) - B+ (Eiminated)
2. Sweet Suspense (I Like It) - A-
3. Alex & Sierra (Blurred Lines) - A
4. Restless Road (Roar) - B+

~ I love Alex & Sierra. They made me love that song even more. I love their version more compare to Robin Thicke's. Sweet Suspense surprised me. Restless Road still looks awkward on stage while I love RoXxy Montana's makeover. But Simon made a right decision when he chose to eliminate RoXxy Montana.


Wildcard 

~ And there's a good news for Josh. Judges decided to bring him to the next live shows so Paulina will have 4 boys. I wish they would bring James back.


Here are my Rankings for the Top 13

1. Alex & Sierra
2. Rachel Potter
3. Ellona Santiago
4. Restless Road
5. Sweet Suspense
6. Rion Paige
7. Jeff Gutt
8. Lillie McCloud
9. Khaya Cohen
10. Tim Olstad
11. Carlos Guevara
12. Carlito Olivera
13. Josh Levi

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Akademi Fantasia - AFMasuk Azhael

Hello!!!

Dah agak dah, mesti ada AFMasuk. Entah kenapalah AF ni makin lama makin predictable. At least Azhael yang dapat masuk ke final. Lagipun Azhael memang deserved ke final pun. Persembahan Azhael banyak yang solid. 

Congrats Azhael!!! Azhael akan bertanding dengan lima lagi finalis di konsert akhir yang akan berlangsung pada 17 November ini. Siapakah peserta pilihan korang untuk menang AF pada tahun ini? Pilihan aku Amira atau Indah atau Aisyah. 


Divergent Official Poster


Love this!!!! I'm currently reading Insurgent which is the second novel in this series. The movie will be released in March 2014!!! I can't wait...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Akademi Fantasia 2013: Azhael Tersingkir

Hello!!!

Minggu depan adalah konsert akhir Akademi Fantasia 2013. Walaupun tak follow sangat AF tahun ni tapi still lah jugak ambil tahu pasal perkembangan AF 2013 ni. Malam tadi merupakan konsert minggu ke 9 dan peserta favorite, Azhael telah tersingkir. Terkejutlah juga memandangkan Azhael adalah calon pilihan untuk bergelar juara. Tiap-tiap minggu selalu berada dalam kedudukan yang selamat. 

Buat pertama kali juga dalam sejarah konsert akhir Akademi Fantasia ada 4 orang pelajar wanita ke final. Biasanya pelajar lelaki yang lebih ramai ke final kecuali AF tahun 2006 di mana 3 pelajar wanita ke final (Mila, Heliza & Candy) berbanding hanya dua lelaki (Ebi & Aswad)

So siapa calon favorite untuk menang AF 2013 ni. Nampaknya macam Nabila jer sebab undi dia konsisten tinggi dan selalu berada dalam keadaan selamat. But my personal choice would be between Amira, Aisyah & Indah. Kalau Nabila menang pun okay lah jugak, sebab dia ada karisma yang tersendiri. Kalau kena lagu yang sesuai dengan vokal dia, Nabila ni boleh berjaya. Aku just taknak Faizul menang. Zzzzzzz

Hopefully, takde AF Masuk dah. Boringlah trick sama jer Astro ni. Sekali sekala buatlah AF Keluar or AF Kelaut pulak. 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Album Review: PRISM by Katy Perry

Hello!!!

Katy Perry is definitely one of my favorite artist in the world. Her music just inspired me to do better in life. Her last album 'Teenage Dream' is one of my favorite pop album of all time. So I do have high expectation for her third album, PRISM. And she didn't let me down at all. 




PRISM is third studio album from Katy Perry after One of the Boys (2008) & Teenage Dream (2010). Katy Perry also released a Pop Gospel album back in 2001 but she was known as Katy Hudson back then which is her real name. 

There are so many potential singles from PRISM. I love Katy's maturity and vulnerability in this album. She elevated herself to something better than before. Her first single, Roar is definitely the anthem of the year. And I love her second single even more. I love the vulnerability and Katy's emotion in Unconditionally. 

Other songs that really grab my attention such as Dark Horse, Walking On Air, This Is How We Do, Legendary Lovers and many more. I also can see Katy's trying to inject her gospel soul in several songs for instance By The Grace of God & Spiritual. Overall, I love this album. Go and grab it, Katycats!!!

Overall Rating:



Thursday, 7 November 2013

Hello Kitty Fairy Tales McDonald's Malaysia

Hello!!!

Kalau korang masih ingat aku ada buat satu post pasal kejadian mengamuk di McDonald's Singapore gara-gara Hello Kitty Fairy Tales ni. Finally Hello Kitty Fairy Tales ni has arrived here at Malaysia. Starting from today, korang semua dah boleh mula collect Hello Kitty Fairy Tales ni. Ada lima semua. 



Comel-comel je kan semua. Harga untuk satu ialah RM 9.95 dan korang kena beli McValue Meal untuk membolehkan korang beli Hello Kitty ni. Kalau malas nak pergi McD and beratur korang jugak boleh beli benda ni pakai McDelivery punya service. Aku tengah tunggu aku punya Ugly Duckling sekarang. Hopefully adalah stok lagi ya. 

Hello Kitty Fairy Tales ni akan dijual pada setiap hari Khamis bermula pukul 11 pagi. Ada turn tau tak. Untuk Ugly Duckling (7 Nov), Frog Prince (14 Nov), Wizard of Oz (21 Nov), Red Riding Hood (28 Nov) dan last sekali Singing Bone (5 Dec). 

So, tanda calendar anda kalau taknak mengamuk later. Actually ramai orang yang buat duit dengan benda ni. Beli banyak2 dan jual pada Hello Kitty Collector around the world. Hmm.. Manusia. Aku pulak, letak je kat almari bagi semak bilik yang dah sememangnya semak. Chow!!

The X Factor UK Season 10 - Live Show #4 Top 9

Hello!!!

Let's start my review on last week show. Disco week. I thought I was going to hate the theme, but it turned out to be a pretty decent show. 

1. Luke Friend (Play That Funky Music) ~ Finally Luke delivered. I love his energy and this is totally different side of him. He's a performer and his stage present is amazing. A-

2. Kingsland Road (Blame It On Boggie) ~ I don't know about this. The song choice and performance was very predictable. But their energy were always great. They have fun with it but something just didn't work for me. B-

3. Tamera Foster (Wishing On A Star) ~ Very subtle and beautiful. I love her vocal so much this week. She's getting better and better but I want to see something different from her. I want her to come up with a fierce performance. A-

4. Sam Callahan (Relight My Fire) ~ I don't think it was that bad. Judges hated his performance but I can see some improvements. I don't think the song is right for him. I blame Louis for this. B-

5. Rough Copy (September) ~ This is my least favorite performance from Rough Copy. I don't think the song is right. Gary needs to step up his coaching skills cause Rough Copy has so much potential. B

6. Abi Alton (I Will Survive) ~ I hate the song. I don't get why people keep singing this song in the competition cause the song is too karaoke-ish. Bur I love Abi's rendition of this song. Finally the song meant something for me. The transition between every lines was just beautiful. A

7. Nicholas McDonald (Rock With You) ~ This is weird. He looks so awkward and he definitely can't move and groove. But his vocal is good. B

8. Hannah Barrett (Somebody's Else Guy) ~ Hannah needs to be careful with growling. A little bit too much but overall, she performed so well. A-

9. Sam Bailey (No More Tears) ~ Save the best for the last? Hell yeah. She's amazing. Finally.. Great to see this side of her. Stunning performance. A nice break from the ballads that she kept singing. My first A+ this season. A+


For my Top 3 this week, I picked Sam Bailey, Abi Alton & Hannah Barrett


Bottom Two ~ Kingsland Road & Tamera Foster. No flash vote this week. But Tamera? I guess it's true then that she and Hannah split the votes. Too bad cause both of them were great. To think that Sam Callahan wasn't still in the bottom 2 and Hannah & Tamera were already in it was just so uncomfortable. 

Sing-Off ~ Both acts were great in the sing-off but it was obvious who's going to be saved from the elimination. 

Result: 

Nicole: Kingsland Road
Gary: Tamera Foster
Sharon: Kingsland Road
Louis: Kingsland Road

By 3-1, Kingsland Road was eliminated from the competition. 

The result was definitely predictable. Tamera shouldn't be here. I'm so glad she's safe from the elimination. But next week, I don't know what's going to happen but one of Tamera & Hannah is probably going to be in the bottom 2. 

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