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22 August 2012 @ 09:27 pm
Well, I've been lurking around too long here at LJ. I've been more into microblogging since I really don't have the luxury of time to blog (and besides, nothing really interesting happening right now.. LOL!)

So I've been posting lately at my tumblr account: Effigy.

See you! :)
Current Music: Matsushita Yuya - SEE YOU (PV)
20 November 2011 @ 11:48 pm
I've been recently hooked to one male J-pop artist, Matsushita Yuya. He debuted 3 years ago with his song "foolish foolish" and actually came a long way since then. He has 8 singles and 1 album, and performs live a couple of times. Although he is not that popular yet, Matsushita Yuya really has the potential to be at par with other prominent J-pop artists and can match-up with K-pop boy bands that are conquering the J-pop scene. The guy has real talent -he has the voice, moves, and the looks to boot! Yuya is also an actor - does stage musicals and acts on TV dramas. To me, Matsushita Yuya is a performer than an idol, although he can be one.

Adoration aside  (yes a slight crush, even he is way younger), the reason why I suddenly blogged is because of this particular song, Kowarekake no Radio (Broken Radio), included in his single track, "Naturally". The song was done originally by Hideaki Tokunaga and was released in 1990. Watch the original version here.

The song is a classic J-pop ballad and the lyrics are meaningful. It's not just your average love song and sort of a reflection on one's youth. Matsushita Yuya's version did justice to the song. He also did some cover of other classic J-pop songs, like Matsuda Seiko's "Himitsu no Hanazono" -also included in his "Naturally" single.

I hope this guy makes it really big in Japan. I think his fan base is increasing, plus Yuya is getting a lot of exposure with the media.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Matsushita Yuya - LAST SNOW
12 October 2011 @ 01:50 pm
Article title: Vitamin Supplements associated with increased risk of death?

The title of the article sounds like an oxymoron. People think that vitamins are good supplements.

I read this interesting article from what medscape.com emails me daily. I subscribed for medicine daily news - it keeps me updated outside my sub-specialization.

Full-article here.

Current Mood: nerdynerdy
Current Music: Utada Hikaru - Show me Love (Not a dream)
28 September 2011 @ 10:01 pm
IKEA recently came up with a very enticing ad on small spaces.

The title should be Small Spaces - BIG Ideas.

You have got to love the concept in the beginning. It's an effective marketing. The cozy lounge chairs in the middle, walk-in closet, and the compact bathroom with laundry area were my favorites.

I can't wait to have my own space. In the meantime, I have to reorganize my things in my room back home (after transferring from the condominum I rented for 3 years). And yes, I took the liberty of taking a picture of my stuff that I accumulated for 3 years. (-_-;)

I'll take an "after" makeover of my room -i about 2-3 months from now.
o(^-^o)(o^-^)o o(^-^o)(o^-^)o

Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger
23 February 2010 @ 08:45 am
As a tribute to 28 years of living in this planet, here are some things I learned so far:
  • Your Family is a treasure. Such a wonderful feeling that you belong to one. You'd be lost without them.
  • You know who your friends are when turmoil comes. They would standby beside you even through the worst times.
  • Work is something that we all have to do in this world. Either you are good or bad at it. It can make or break you.
  • Making an extra effort in your job really goes a long way.
  • A cliché, but things really happen for a reason. Only God knows the reason, and He knows what will be best for you.
  • Experience is really the best teacher. Books cannot teach everything but they guide.
  • "You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it."
  • The best thing to feel good about yourself is to look in the mirror and wear a smile -with a nice dress and shoes to go with it.
I'm sure I've left some things out. I'm still learning!

To those who share my day. Happy birthday!

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Real Street Project - On a Journey to You