Humbug by Arctic Monkeys

Sunday, August 16, 2009

As I’ve promised before, I’m going to tell you about the latest Arctic Monkey’s album HUMBUG. The album consists of 10 amazing songs from Arctic Monkeys. I’ve been waiting for this one and now that I’ve got it I’m kinda addicted to it. Well I’m a huge fan of Arctic Monkeys especially Alex Turner so how could I resist listening to his voice?? Oh with his cute accent. Yes I’m melting..Hahaa ^_^ I love “My Propeller”, “Cornerstone”, “Potion Approaching”, “Crying Lightning”, “Secret Door” or simply said that I love all of it. I really love their lyrics but I think most of the lyrics were all about Alexa, which is not a bad thing but definitely not a good thing for me as I don't want to imagine her as I listen to the songs. I do love the couple but hey should we know all about Alex and Alexa? Even their sex life? Should we? Among all, I'm fucking in love with "Dance Little Liar" not just because it is awesome instrumentally but also because of the lyric itself..

here's the lyric : Dance Little Liar

I heard the truth was built to bend,
A mechanism to suspend the guilt,
Is what you will acquire,
And still you’ve got to dance little liar.

Just like those fibs to pop and fizz,
And you’ll be forced to take that awful quiz,
And you’re bound to trip,
And she’ll detect the fiction on your lips,
And dig the contradiction up.

And the clean commend the hurt,
And you can never get it spotless,
When there’s dirt beneath the dirt,
The liar takes a lot less time.

I’m sure it’s clear and plain to me,
It’s not an alibi you need just yet,
Oh no it’s something for those beads of sweat,
Yes that, will get you back to normal.

And after you have dabbed the patch,
You will grieve and then proceed to scratch,
The varnish off that newly added calmness,
So as not to raise any alarms too soon.

And the clean commend the hurt?
And you can never get it spotless,
When there’s dirt beneath the dirt.

The liar takes a lot less time,
To decide on this saunter,
Have you got itchy bones?
And in all your time alone,
Can you hack your mind being riddled with the wrong memories?

And the clean commend the hurt.
And you can never get it spotless,
When there’s dirt between the dirt.

Alex said that this album was very personal and I think it was personal to him which is why I don't get a lot of it. But hey I love all of the songs despite my confusion in their lyrics. Haaha..

My Sister's Keeper

I have watched a really good movie last night which was “My Sister’s Keeper” movie. The movie was a heavy family story and it was a very sad movie. I do not know about others but at least I think it was an extremely sad movie.

The story starts when Sara Fitzgerald and her husband diagnosed that their daughter, Kate had a cancer. To continue living Anna has to undergo certain operation which pretty much involves in getting a functioning kidney. Both her mom and dad did not match for the donor type. The doctor then suggests an alternative to create in-vitro baby in order to find a matching donor. Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Anna is like the made-daughter to help her sick sister. She had gone through lots of pains but not as much pain as her dying sister. Because of her sister's dependency on her, Anna is unable to live the life she wants; in and out of the hospital constantly, she cannot take part in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading or soccer. When Kate turns 13 she goes into renal failure. Knowing that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) agrees to work for Anna pro bono. The film is interlaced with flashbacks that detail the strong relationship between Kate and Anna, as well as how Kate's illness has affected her siblings' lives. Before the result of the case is known, it is revealed that Kate had asked Anna to file for medical emancipation. Believing that she would not survive the surgery, Kate wants to die. Anna wins the case, and due to her sister's wishes does not donate her kidney. Kate later dies at the hospital. The family moves on with their lives, being changed by Kate's death, but every year on Kate's birthday they go to Montana, which was her favorite place in the world.

I cried a lot while I was watching the movie. I actually tried to put myself into their situation, into Anna’s life, Sara’s and the most important Kate’s. For me I think Kate was very unlucky to have had cancer but then she actually was extremely lucky to have had a very supportive family especially her mom. She was lucky to have had a life. What I meant by life here, she got a great family, she got a boyfriend and she had gone through the relationship which was quite a big thing even for cancer’s patient. But eventually she started to feel that it is the time for her to go as she had gone through such painful life with medicines everywhere, injections and all the other stuffs. If I were Kate I would feel the pain too. It is not that I do not want to live but I have no choice. It was a good thing to go and not continuing with the operation because the chances of successful operation are very slim. Looking through Sara’s eyes, I think if I were her I would do the same thing which is never to give up because no matter what Kate is still my daughter. However due to too much stress and strong willing not to give up, she was trying so hard that she didn’t aware of her being too fixated, paranoid, obsessed with the idea of saving Kate’s life. The point here for me is not always about saving her life but more on how to cherish and filled her short life. Sara showed unceasing support for Kate as any mom would do or could do and it was very painful and sad for her too. She gave up everything from her life, her job and her marriage in order to save Kate’s life. From Anna’s perspective, I do not think anyone in Anna’s situation would go file for medical emancipation. At least I do not think I have a heart to do so although there is a solid point there. Anna should not have been treated that way and she has the right to stand for it. I fully understood the idea of Kate asking Anna to do it for her. She just wanted to go peacefully and she did not want to see her mom all stressed out for her anymore. She is dying anyway and she knew the chances of her being cured are very slim. So why bother trying so hard to undergo the operation where the result is subtle. That is why she thinks the best thing to do was to let go and die peacefully. Overall the movie was great. The acting was great too. Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva were all-good. It felt real and it made me cried like cartoon. You know how cartoon usually cried in an overflowing mode. However I would not recommend the movie to people who do not like sob story, who do not like life journal movie as I bet these people would not stay for a minute to watch the movie.
Not to mention for those who have read the book (The movie is adapted from a book) since they have changed the ending and the movie is quite slow for those who already knew the stories. I’ve never read the book and maybe that’s why I think it was a great movie.=]

Broken Love Song by Pete Doherty

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Broken Love Song is the second single by Peter Doherty a.k.a Pete Doherty from his debut solo album “Grace/Wastelands”. I absolutely love this song and all of the songs from the album. I love "Lady Don't Fall Backwards","Arcady","Last of The English Roses" just to name a few. I really miss his voice and now that I've got his album is like a big bonus for me. ^_^
BTW,I've got Arctic Monkeys "HUMBUG" album too. I'll tell you about it later. Here's the lyric of this song:

Take a broken love song
Keep it by your side
Never be lonely
Find a place to hide

By the west way
Inside the scrubs
How long must we wait?
For they're killing us?
Killing us

They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest

Through my cell window
Hear the loft boys sing
Come on you R's
Carried on the wind

Every morning
I'll be singing
Like a caged bird who might say
John, Paul, George and Ringo
Help me pass the hours away

Free as a bird
Would I be
Another dawn creeps up on me
On me
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest

Letters from faceless haters
That'd love to
See my swinging in my cell
Oh I never saw a man
Who looked like such a wsitful eye,
As the fear f blue prisoners
Call the sky

They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest

Influenza-like Illness

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I'm not feeling well these past few days. I've got affected by the flu or to be exact I've got ILI (Influenza like Illness). Yeah h1n1 here in Malaysia has reached the pandemic level where you could easily get affected. Besides, the air isn't so clean. I'm not capable of doing everything that I've been doing like going to classes, eating properly and so on. I felt exhausted everyday and the worst part is that I need to swallow many pills 4 times a day. I'm not a big fan of medicines but I've no choice. I don't want to be weak and I really need my health back. I've missed many classes and delayed many works. I've no idea how am I suppose to bounce back. Right now I wish I were Superman. Yeah you know he could read books just by flipping the pages. If I were to have such powers I have to worry about nothing. But hell yeah I'll never be one. So I guess I have to double the efforts I have to submit all the late assignments and to catch up all the topics that have been taught in the class. Wish me luck..=]