The Climb: Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Life’s a climb, but the views great.

No matter how, we always have our own mountains to conquer, and in its place, another mountain. But we go on and on, to greater heights, cause that is what we are. Never ending determination to get what we want.

爱就对了 by S.H.E

I listened to this song on my iPhone today whilst doing my run. Somehow, I feel the lyrics were rather meaningful, and hence I thought I should post it here. The text in bold is the lyrics that I find meaningful.

Can’t seem to access youtube so I cannot put their video here.

总是要流一些滚烫热泪
才能换来对爱的体会
你看 世界没有毁灭
心也没有碎
其他的就交时间解决
你当然可以重新再爱
受过伤的感动 怎样爱与被爱

多余
反正你有他的回忆
有空白回忆
离开你的 只有他 但是 爱还在
但是爱还在

听我说
爱是对的
错的是我们 还没学会爱
就急着爱人
而爱错人

可是
爱就对了
遇到下一个
爱上就爱了
痛苦或快乐 都是获得

我当然经历过你现在的感受
我想那是人必经的折磨
也许每个人都该是某个人成长的助手
受一点苦痛
帮助她成熟

听我说
爱是对的
错的是我们 还没学会爱
就急着爱人
而爱错人

可是
爱就对了
遇到下一个
爱上就爱了
痛苦或快乐 都是获得

别探听他的线索
别等待他会回头
爱不喜欢看人软弱
别继续把心封锁
别躲在伤心里头

爱 万一来了别错过

爱是对的
错的是我们 还没学会爱
就急着爱人
而爱错人

可是

爱就对了
遇到下一个
爱上就爱了
痛苦或快乐 都是获得

听我说
爱是对的
错的是别人自以为懂爱
才会有爱人又伤害爱人
可是
爱就对了
爱了就值得
爱这门功课
艰深但快乐
爱就对了

听我说
爱是对的
错的是别人自以为懂爱
才会有爱人又伤害爱人
可是
爱这门功课 艰深但快乐
爱了就值得
爱就能懂得
艰深但快乐
爱就对了

爱来了别错过

贤彩.梦

在追寻 那片梦想
寻找着 那线希望
在蓝蓝的天空
那片你会存在的地方

有人说 雨过天晴后
总会有彩虹的出现
我等待 我会等待
那 缤纷的 灿烂的
那个 我想珍惜的
让我想用我的一生去爱的
我相信的 彩虹幸福

只有你能把我那
受过伤的心 融化成 永远的快乐
只有你在我身旁
灰色的世界 才会是 永恒的 色彩缤纷

彩虹的微笑
像似隐形的翅膀
我想紧紧牵着你的手
我想飞

飞到 那宽阔的海空
飞到 天涯海角
只要有彩的陪伴
我哪里都愿意

为了彩 为了梦 为了幸福
我会勇往直前
我会飞

Ko Ko wrote this for me. Based on the things I have said to her, or via my tweets, or my blog. A collection of many ideas I wrote about the rainbow and waiting for my rainbow to come. It’s supposed to be a song but its tuneless since nobody knows how to write tunes.

Can you read the title? How is it pronounced at your side? If you said “xian cai. meng”, then you are wrong! Guess you don’t know me enough! Haha.

I bought two Japan CDs online

For the first time in my life, I tried buying CDs from an online source instead of over the shelf at Music CD shops in Singapore. The reason is simple, and one of practicality. Japanese singer’s CDs are quite rare in Singapore if they are not very famous. At different HMVs in Singapore, I find only a limited number of CDs by the singer that I wanted, and the CDs are expensive. Around 10 tracks for $84? When normal Mandarin CDs cost $19 for 10 tracks!

So I went to search online about the different sites that I can use to buy CDs, and I stumbled upon YesAsia, which offered free shipping if I met the criteria. If I remember correctly, if I spend more than USD$39, then they will provide free shipping. Buying the two CDs would definitely be over USD$39, hence I was entitled to free shipping.

Anyway the two CDs that I bought can be seen below:


Best of Ueto Aya

The “Best of Ueto Aya” cd is a compilation cd of her four earlier CDs, and I guess it would make sense to buy the compilation since it is the best songs that make it into the CD.


Happy Magic: Smile Project

The “Happy Magic: Smile Project” is her latest album in 2009, and was not in the compilation because the compilation cd was in 2006. So I got both the compilation and the latest album as an early birthday present to myself.

Ok, excitement about the CD aside, I shall narrate my experience so that people know what happened when I bought my cds.

I went to YesAsia and added both items to my cart. That was on Feb 7. They told me the expected ship out date was 13th. A few days later, the ship out date was changed to the 15th due to the fact that they are unable to get authorization from my debit card company. That was fine by me. They said their items would ship in 7 days, so 15 sounds like a great timing.

On Feb 17, that’s 2 days after the expected ship out date, YesAsia emailed me to tell me that the “Best of Ueto Aya” cd is not available from any of their suppliers and I had two options. The first is to cancel the cd and let the remaining items ship. The second is to wait another 5 days to see if they could get the source, failing which they will ship the remaining items to me.

Hence the next few days saw an exchange of emails asking if the free shipping would still be on. Naturally I would want to get both cds, but now I had to find another source for my compilation cd! And what about shipping costs? I was unhappy because I feared that if I bought a single cd elsewhere I would be charged for shipping.

Luckily, YesAsia does not charge me for shipping because I had met the criteria originally and it was their mistake that resulted in me not being able to get my cd. Hence I immediately cancelled the compilation cd on Feb 18. On the same day, I went to PlayAsia, and to my delight, they had the compilation cd, and even the edition with the DVDs. And they know the quantity that they have. They have only 4 more, and so I bought it. Especially after knowing that the requirement for my purchase to have free shipping was if my bill was above USD$10, which it already was. Plus it ships in 24 hours.

On Feb 19, I received an email from PlayAsia saying that my cd was shipped. Wow. Fast. I love it. On Feb 19, I received an email from YesAsia confirming my cancellation of the compilation cd. Only on Feb 22 did my CD ship. I had bought the CD from YesAsia 11 days earlier than PlayAsia and PlayAsia actually shipped first.

Last Friday, 26th Feb, I received my compilation cd at home. I only received my “Happy Magic” cd today on 2nd February. I am quite happy to have them with me, but this experience had told me that perhaps it would be wiser to buy from PlayAsia in the future. They even gave me a coupon code if I wanted to buy USD$50 worth of items before the 18th of April. If anyone needs that coupon code, I would be happy to give it to you.

Anyway, PlayAsia’s cd came in the small box, and the cd was inside the bubble thingie. It’s the plastic where you have many bubbles and its nice to pop them? The CD is inside one bubble thingie, and the whole thing was inside a small box. Nice and compact.

YesAsia’s cd came in a big envelope. The envelope is already lined with the bubble thingie inside, and they used two more bubble thingies (ok this is getting irritating..lol) to cushion the CD. Well, my CD got the royal treatment, but I guess it was unnecessary. I got this Haruhi keychain thingie since I was originally purchasing two CDs from YesAsia. They still gave it to me even though I only paid for one in the end.

Anyway, I’m very happy with my purchase even though it took almost a month for the original order to arrive at my mailbox. I think I saved at least S$60 buying the cds online. PlayAsia really made my experience enjoyable. However please do not expect such service. The CD I bought was under the “Ships in 24 hours” status whilst the others are mainly “Ships in 5 – 7” days. But I guess you can expect them to have the stock when they allow you to add it to the cart. I saw that the Hong Kong version of the compilation cd (No DVD) was out of print. Yes, they actually write it on the website.

Guess what version I bought? If you know me well, yes, I got the Japanese version. Might as well right? It’s my first two Japanese songs CD and they are both Japan versions. 😀

Am too happy now. I listened to the compilation many times already, and it’s great. There are 18 songs inside compared to 11 for the “Happy Magic” cd. The songs are great and I love them. It is quite rare for me to love all the songs in the CD when I start to listen. Usually I will only start liking songs once I have heard them for a few times.

I’m not opening the second cd till a few days later. Maybe on Thursday. 🙂 Think I will enjoy it too.

Happy birthday to me. Too early though. It’s in June and its only March now. 3 months and 5 days early!

Aya Ueto – Ai No Tame Ni

Recently I’ve been addicted to this song, and another one, Yume no chikara, which I will post some other time. I don’t know why but Jap songs seem nice. Even when you can only figure out a few of the words. Haha.

Here’s the translated lyrics from the Cherryblossom Garden:

For the sake of love, one more time, now my dream may wither, so I give it water
But I believe in just one thing, and that makes it all alright

I let my tears flow and put all the things I lost in my right pocket
I’ve hidden them, but you always see how they hurt don’t you?

Close your eyes as the sunset fills the sky
and the warmth won’t disappear

Even at a time like this, you smile
Shining upon this heart of mine

For the sake of love, I keep walking, protecting the flower that grows in my heart
There is only one thing that’s important to me, and it allows me to live like this
It’s simply for the sake of love

I smile as put the memories of our encounter in my left pocket
One day, I’ll be proud of the way I’m loving you right now

I thought that the time had stopped
I have not forgotten that night

The words you spoke that time
Even now, they lift up my heart

For the sake of love, I keep walking, protecting the flower that grows in my heart
One day, you and me will go the place of our dreams, always believing that we can get there
It’s simply for the sake of love

For the sake of love, one more time, now my dream may wither, so I give it water
But I believe in just one thing, and that makes it all alright

For the sake of love, I keep walking, protecting the flower that grows in my heart
There is only one thing that’s important to me, and it allows me to live like this
It’s simply for the sake of love

I think I like the chorus where “There is only one thing that’s important to me, and it allows me to live like this”. For me, currently its dreams, or yume in Japanese. And it is the reason why I love “Yume no Chikara” or “The power of dreams”.

I guess alot of people would be able to identify themselves in this song, and hence it is quite meaningful too. 🙂