Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Me! MiNdBOx - When Love Found A Voice

Hmmmm...can't get enough of Alejandro Fuentes' songs just yet, though kinda suprised the lyric for this song is not on Google!

Enjoy it nonetheless.....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Me! MiNdBOx - Stars

The song caught my attention during yoga class last week (while I was trying to make the back of my head meet my big toe.)

A google later...

The song is sang by a 20-year-old kid from Chile who was the 2nd runner up in the Idol 2005 competition in Norway. Stars is a single from his Diamonds or Pearls album which reached #1, according to Wikipedia. Other songs that I'd since got to know (and enjoy!) are Sail Away, When Love Found A Voice, Crazy Dream Tonight, Something's Never Change, and Diamonds or Pearls.

One stolen look across the room
An elusive smile, but soon baby soon
One minute for every hour
But time hasn't been on our side, on our side

Still holding on
Been waiting so long
For that indelible touch

When the stars shine upon me
And the night feels so lonely
Then I only picture your face
And remember the days, nights
And how I spent them with you
I spent them with you

Two worlds under the sun
Will melt into one, just come baby come
All the signs say it's so
Pointed upon by the arrow of love

My coffee is cold, cause I've waited so long
The thoughts of your smile always makes me feel strong
I'm drawing a picture of you in my mind
And the thought of your smile is always making me
miss you so much

I spent them with you
I spent them with you

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Donuts & Coffee, anyone?

Ah..the Pavilion, KL's newest shopping mall (there's also the Gardens @ Midvalley but not touching on that today) and with it, new brands, new shops, new food outlets. Pretty huge place though not all shops were opened yet - the names were already in the directories and I was looking forward to check them out only to find renovation in progress at their doorsteps *bummer

The crowd queuing for donutsAnyway, the latest craze in town seems to be the dough with a hole in the center..yup with the newly opened J.CO Donuts at the Pavilion, the first franchise in Malaysia. Craze, you wonder? Believe me, if you see queue outside the shop, craze IS the most appropriate word...

J.Co is actually a chain from Indonesia and turns out it is owned and managed by Johnny Andrean, a famous hairdresser. There are over 10-20 choices of donuts to choose from ranging from the common ring donuts such as Glazzy (donut glazed with honey), Al Caponne (white belgian coated donut crusted with almond flakes) and Blackjack to filled donuts such as Copabanana (chocolate donut with banana cream in the center), Mango Bliss and Berry Blue to JCrown, J.Co's own version of premium donut, which can be distinguished by its unique-flower like shape such as the Oreology (donut coated with oreo biscuit bits.) Cheese lover? Then try Cheese Me Up, donut coated with low fat cheese. Health-conscious? Then there's a Miss Green Tea though it's up to you to decide how healthy it is =P

donuts, donuts, donutsOf course I couldn't miss out the chance to try them, could I? I bought 1/2 a dozen (cost me ~10 bucks, cheaper than I had expected) but obviously both my mum and I couldn't finish it in one seating so we decided to keep them in the fridge for the next day. There are reheating instructions on the box and it only takes 8 seconds for the doughnuts to go soft again with the fillings flowing out when you cut into them..AH they sure melt the heart and mouth! Overall, they are good but it seems there are a couple more donuts shops around that some say are as good or even better..hmmm guess I'll have to do some comparison the next time I drop by ;)

J Co Donuts & Coffee
Lot 1.05, Level 1
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur.

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P/S: J.Co donuts may be good but the website sure isn't as according to Google, it may harm your computer. LOL perhaps it's a warning that these soft, fluffy sweetness could harm you too..they do go straight to your waistline! =þ

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bend the light!

A colleague gave me the link and I was hooked at the first level..hehe. It's actually a promotional site for the new movie The Seeker (now showing in cinemas) so it's kinda cool that they came out with the idea to embed a game in the site. There is another interesting feature on the site too, which I'll touch on later.

$%%^$^&^@ those TNTs! =PThe how-to-play is pretty simple; place mirrors on the grid and rotate them to reflect the light to lit all torches to complete level; it's the where-to-place that can be tricky at times. And watch out for those TNTs!! They go KABOOM when light shines on them and you'll have to restart the level. To make it more challenging, there are a few types of mirrors, the ordinary 90° angle, a triangle that will reflect light into a two-way 90° angle, a parallelogram which reflects light into a 45° angle. Thus use the correct mirrors at the right locations to have the light reflected correctly. Easier said than done...sometimes. =þ

You get to continue where you left off ;)There are 20 levels to complete and though the levels continue to increase after 20, they are actually a repeat from level 1 again *bummer...would love if they have more levels but well, it's not an actual game site afterall so will have to make do with just 20. Also, the site actually remembers which level you had previously stopped at - provided you used the same PC again obviously. User-friendly, huh? So no worries if you can't complete all 20 levels in one can always continue the next day ;)

How to unlock exclusive contentsI only checked out the promotional site after playing the game (I never heard of The Seeker before that *sheepish) and interestingly the site has some "exclusive" content that can only be accessed IF you manage to unlock them. How? By arranging signs in the correct sequence. There are 12 sequences in total and nop, they don't make life easy by putting it in the site. Instead, the sequence can be found in the world around us e.g. their promotional posters, signboards, etc. You gotta keep your eyes open and look out for them. *ahem actually... google and you should find forums where people share their findings (& answers!) Anyhow, it's still a creative way of making people look at their work.

Oh as for the movie, it's an adaptation from The Dark Is Rising Sequence, a novel by Susan Cooper. Quoted from GSC website, "The movie tells the story of Will Stanton, a normal young man who moves with his family from America to an English village There he learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues and Six mysterious Signs which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands."

Almost like another Harry Potter in the making, huh? But it's my cup of tea nonetheless..hmm maybe I'll check it out in the coming long weekend and post a review later kekeke...

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