yeap, music~

Somewhere only we know — Keane

这,就是爱 –张杰

sometimes music and their lyrics “speak to you”. just two pieces that really “speak to me” each and every time 🙂

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Coming Home. 归来

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归来 Coming Home poster
credit: http://movie.mtime.com/199595/

本想用中文写的,或许更贴切。但是因为不太愿意放肆地发表内心的感想,也介于想让英文写作进步,最后决定还是用英文写这篇感想吧。

It has been some time since i watched a really good film (not the blockbuster kind).. and “Coming Home” was really good. of course the presence of film-pro (Zhang Yimou, Chen Dao Ming and Gong Li) was a drawing factor too..

maybe it’s because i have knowledge of the cultural revolution and also some knowledge about Chinese cinema, it makes me really appreciative of this movie. it’s really nice to see how things learnt from texts can be applied or adapted to our daily lives in various aspects… the movie’s story doesn’t have the typical climax or an ending but the presentation and narration of the whole movie are nicely tied together.

anyways, i wouldn’t mind watching it over and over.. it somehow reminds me of Dr Volland who taught the film class i attended in Y2.. towards the end of the film everything he taught just came back and i thought: if he had the chance, maybe he will include this in his teaching list! but a pity Dr Volland is leaving Singapore soon…

nevertheless i guess Coming Home is a film that i will not forget any time soon.. if there’s something else i will write about it will be: it is really really touching. i was seated between two women, and for half the time i could hear them sniffling… it may not make you bawl, but the emotions and subtle meanings conveyed are really effective.

PS: i think my writing has really gotten worse, and hopefully practice will make it better~

石板路

really like songs with Chinese orchestra instruments as background accompaniment.. what a random and pleasant find on youtube~

水中的鸳鸯飞上了云端
勾起回忆无数的缠绵
想起我们相遇的石板路
今年动人双眼
对你的思念总是剪不断
一直在心头怎么理还乱
你会懂什么滋味在我心间
何时才能相见
飞的再远也想回到有你的港湾
虽然我脚下轻舟已过了万重山
心还在你身边
懂你雨天会孤单
我愿为你撑伞
为你支起一片天
前世注定在这石板路
要写下你我永恒的幸福
因为你的美你的好
让我忘了辛苦
嬉笑眼泪你伴我度
今生注定在这石板路
就算相隔两世悬崖末路
你给了我世界上
最后一片净土
我也永远把你守护
在这石板路
对你的思念总是剪不断
一直在心头怎么理还乱
你会懂什么滋味在我心间
何时才能相见
飞的再远也想回到有你的港湾
虽然我脚下轻舟已过了万重山
心还在你身边
懂你雨天会孤单
我愿为你撑伞
为你支起一片天
前世注定在这石板路
要写下你我永恒的幸福
因为你的美你的好
让我忘了辛苦
嬉笑眼泪你伴我度
今生注定在这石板路
就算相隔两世悬崖末路
你给了我世界上
最后一片净土
我也永远把你守护
在这石板路
前世注定在这石板路
要写下你我永恒的幸福
因为你的美你的好
让我忘了辛苦
嬉笑眼泪你伴我度
今生注定在这石板路
就算相隔两世悬崖末路
你给了我世界上
最后一片净土
我也永远把你守护
在这石板路

happy pill…

leaving in two days time, for a 5-month learning experience, adventure.. to handle stress, happiness, moodiness, joy, gratefulness and kindness all on my own.

i definitely have this feeling of trepidation, and sometimes i even thought of not going anymore (in the past i’ve heard of people feeling like this and i wondered why would anyone think like that? but this is very real…) i guess taking that first step out is most important, and this is really a test for myself.

i thank my friends for all the encouragement, and reminders that i have to constantly be introspective on this “journey of self and world”.. i am thankful that at this point people around me all have so much faith that i can’t help but be reminded by one friend’s sharing before my a-level general paper… he said, “have faith in yourself because others have faith in you”.

even though it might not be easy, i’ll try and will do what makes me become happy in a short period of time… happy music.. i am actually playing this piece as sight-reading the past two lesson, but imagine the speed of my playing is about 3/4 only.. hah

and on more thing, i am starting to like Clementi more and more.. just really delightful and joyful classical pieces.. anyways.. cheers to happy music and its happy pill effect 🙂