[random] where's everyone? o_0 [listening to] sexy brown by lxia And so,this is how I would summarized 2012,which explains the severely-lack of updates. Warning: Image heavy-loaded! These were snagged from Tumblr,and so,credits to the respective maker.
[random] Here comes the weekend! [listening to] madness by miss A
Hope you all had a great Christmas so far.Mine was okay too,and as promised,these are the presents that I received...
Here it is,both Big Brother and lil Bad Piggie insists on taking picture with Santa and the lovely fairy.
At first,I thought it's a typical Christmas ornament,like the ones you will decorate your Christmas tree with.After convinced by the little note inside of the box (not shown here) that it's a musical Santa,hence the search for the button and the output (of the music) begins.
..yeah,had found it eventually.This is the first time I had a clockwork-operated Santa.And yeah,from the picture above,the little raindeer will rotate anti-clockwise until the Christmas song stops.
And so,I checked out the second present.As you can see,she wasn't doing any attempt to do a modelling pose.It's just that apart from made of porcelain,she is special because of the wings.
I can't tell exactly what her wings are made of,but I may need to pay a special care since her outfits and all are prone to dusts.
Lastly,from my company.Will be using this soon,coffee treat with my family :)
The arrow brushes used in the first picture is by Creature Comfort
The Photoshop actions used for the pictures was by....I've forgotten.Will update this section soon.fachivhanlintjewas
[random] browsing miles jai [listening to] just ate ramyeon for lunch.ha. aka the sound of tummy rumbling.
2012 was one of the best years,as myself,I was lucky to be able to listen to new releases,comebacks and debut by fellow rookies (this one applies to the Kpop groups).The 13 albums that made into this list,it had summed up perfectly my 2012.The list starting off with 3 mixtapes and the rest are in random order.Happy reading,y'all! :)
Melody Thornton P.O.Y.B.L
Ooooooh! She released a mixtape! Not only I was impressed by the aesthetics' of the album cover,but also her musical direction of the album as well.Can't wait for the release of her first full-length (in the future,perhaps).Melody,fighting~!!
Take a listen to: Sweet Vendetta, Lipstick & Guilt (No Church In The Wild), Smoking Gun, Crazy Mixed Girl, Hit The Ground Running
Azealia Banks Fantasea
I got to know her when Mike Shinoda (yes,the Mike Shinoda) recommended "Luxury" as one of the songs that he currently listened to (unfortunately,I've lost the link to the article,grrr.) Okay,I downloaded her mixtape...and whoa,I'm impressed! For those who want to sample her music and all,get this mix.
Take a listen to: Atlantis, Fuck Up The Fun, Fierce, Chips, Jumanji, Aquababe, Luxury, Esta Noche
Jay Park FreshA!R:Breathe!T
Three awesome mixtapes in 2012!!! This is something.I felt blessed,really.I was at first,didn't know the existance of this mixtape,until I eventually listened to "Body2Body". GUH,full of swagger-y gyaaa...
Take a listen to: Be With Me 2Night, Body2Body, Do What We Do, Hopeless Love, William Hung, You Know How We Do feat. Dumbfoundead
Horan had done it, Alex's had one too...and now,it's Clazzi's turn.Yes,I could safely say that Infant is different than the usual Clazziquai Project's sound,but hey this is Clazzi we're talking about.Why need to complaint when this album's made of perfection? I've no complaints,na uh.
Take a lsiten to: Bad Girl, Where's Dance, Star Child, How We Feel ft Seulong, Can Only Feel, Loving You, Crazy For Love
Alice Nine "9"
Love,love this album.They're channelling U2 with the opening track "Heavenly Tale" and it goes seamlessly from there.If you've sceptical with their previous' "Gemini",don't give up hope yet."9" is THE album for you.
Take a listen to: Heavenly Tale, Blue Flame, Hello,World; Niji no Yuki, Apocalypse [It's not the end], Heart of Gold, Subete e
Spica Russian Roulette/Painkiller
The ladies of Spica debuted with "Russian Roulette",in which I'm immediately amazed with.The vocals,the dance steps.After that,they re-released with Painkiller,which only the major difference was they add-in two more tracks,and one of them is,"Painkiller".Aaand after that,they also released with a couple of singles,but it doesn't enticed me as much.But hey,Spica is worth a listen.
Take a listen to: Painkiller, Up N Down, Russian Roulette, No More
Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling
I didn't know about her at first,but I can't recall how I did eventually,and oh boy I glad I did.The only instrumental album in this list,her music is a fresh
air for me.She brought spunkiness to classical music.I like how the songs flows throughout this album,as it's been a while I listened to one (Apocalyptica's latest album,anyone?).And no,I'm not really into Vanessa Mae,nor Bond.(Yes,I know.)
Take a listen to: The whole album!!
Lana Del Rey Born To Die (Deluxe Edition)
I know,I know...some of you might read reviews on the awesomeness of this album (almost) everywhere.And yes,they're right.If you haven't get this album,go get it now.
Take a listen to: Off To The Races, Blue Jeans, Diet Mountain Dew, National Anthem, Dark Paradise, Carmen, Million Dollar Man, This Is What Makes Us Girls, Without You, Lolita
Linkin Park Living Things (Deluxe Edition)
Their comeback album!!! I would always,forever be,love Linkin Park.Just like the previous "A Thousand Sun",if you're looking for a 'singles' album,Living Things is not for you.It has to be enjoyed from the begining till the end of the track.
Take a listen to: The whole album!!
the GazettE Division
The return of the masterpieces.That's all I can say.
Take a listen to: Derangement, Dripping Insanity, Yoin, Kagefumi, Ibitsu, Required Malfunction
Ladies and gentlemen,meet Yuna.As a fellow Malaysian,I'm so proud of her achievements so far.Her self-titled debut is very good.The fact that Pharrell produced some of the tracks here...omg.I wish her all the best for her future projects.She really,really deserve the awesomeness.
Take a listen to: Favourite Thing, Remember My Name, Island, Fading Flower, Stay, Live Your Life,
A very,very,very laid-back album.I meant by laid-back is,the catchy that is not too OTT,the ballad's that too overwhelmed.Just sit back,listen and enjoy yourself with Sid's forte.
Take a listen to: Konagona, Fuyu no Bench, Ito, Cafe de Bossa, MOM, Dresscode, Nokoriga
miss A Independent Women Part.III
This is their 5th mini album which consists of,5,songs.And so,it feels like a journey of different genres,starting with a reggae-ish "I Don't Need A Man".The standout track,"Madness" which featuring Taechyon of 2PM,and I really,really hope that it became their next single.This song,I could safely say,has that certain 'charisma' not to be classified as a Kpop song.
Take a listen to: Madness ft Taechyon, If I Were A Boy, Time's Up
* Jeju Island - Yeah,blame it partially to the reality show, We Got Married. Heheh.Well,don't get me wrong,Jeju Island is beautiful place,and I believe any Kpop enthusiasts would love to go there too.Include me on this list as well.
** I never knew that I would get back to reading this year.It is been fun collecting,reading reviews and being with friends on Goodreads.I've been planning to do blog posts on book reviews next year,too.We'll see how it goes,then.The books below are yet to be owned by me so far.
As for this Christmas,oddly enough,I've been hooked up with these two songs as my anthem.Even though they bear no similarities with Christmas of any kind,well,it sounds fitting though.
Lana Del Rey - Body Electric
Lunafly - Clear Day Cloudy day
I also have something for you,my dearest readers! I had compiled my third fanmix recently,you can visit my LiveJournal post over here and download it.Think of it as a Christmas present from me to you :)
I wanna wish Merry Christmas to all of you! Have a blast,have fun with your loved ones,and hang in there for my next post on my Christmas presents!