Sunday, 28 October 2012

BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 in Malaysia.


The hardest part was during ticket purchasing process in August. When people were queueing sooooo long to get the concert ticket at Fahrenheit, and I was at home, tried to purchase it online, it was from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in front of lappie, and only around 6.30 p.m. we were able to secure 6 tickets. And it was fasting month!

And yesterday, the most awaiting concert finally happened on October 27, on my birthday y'all! I repeat, ON MY BIRTHDAY! And I celebrated it with B to the I to the G to the BANG BANG! It was held at Stadium Merdeka, their first outdoor concert ever!

Other than Big Bang Theory I've learned in Science, and of course Big Bang Theory series, I've been introduced to this Bigbang in 2007 when I coincidentally clicked on their Lies MV on Youtube 5 years ago. It was like love on the first sight. I fell in love with that song, and that was the moment I've realized the existence of what they've called Kpop. So after 5 years, they were finally here last night!



Excited, however, we were at disappointment when we saw the distance of the stage from our seats. How far? Thiiiiiiiiiiiis far.


Great. The furthest seat that I've ever got during concert! But it was getting more exciting and thrilling when drizzling rain fell to the ground just before the concert started. 

Excited. and wet.
When the spotlights of the stadium turned off, an ocean of yellow lightsticks lightened up the stadium.

Awesome.
They sang about 25 songs include Alive, Fantastic Baby, Bad Boy, Tonight, Heaven, Last Farewell, Blue, Hands Up etc, solo songs by the members G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Seungri and Daesung, and of course my favourites Monster, Love Song, Haru Haru and Lies


And the mission of blue lightsticks from VIPs during Blue song was a success when the whole stadium changed to blue ocean!

Double awesomeness.
And suddenly the VIPs sang Happy Birthday to me my bias TOP, for his upcoming birthday on November 4th. He looked quite surprise and thankful, so did I. Somewhat felt like they sang it to me. Perasan. After all, they sang it to my bias, so we got something in common, at least lalalaaa :p

TOP. my ex-colleague Kak Aisyah who sat at VIP seat whassap-ed these photos. A real VIP! Thanks akakkkk!
TOP from my view. sobs.
So that was how the concert ended. It was way too cool and awesome to describe in words. 

TOP was wearing red pants and black shirt in this, coincidentally I wore the same combination too. yikes!
Love how they put a lot of efforts arrived in KL 2 days before the concert and rehearsed. Compare to other concerts I went, Bigbang has learned so many Malay words in such a limited time. Random 'Malaysia Maju' especially, hahaa too cute I must say. Taeyang's rapping version of 'Aku cinta padamu' was funny and cute at the same time. See below.

 
credit to nur afizan

Love how they never stopped giving all their best despite rain, especially Taeyang when he slipped and almost hurt himself due to wet stage. Instead of singing minus one, I love how they brought the band together and sang it live. I mean, real, LIVE. And I really love the different arrangements they've made in their songs! They really did it great. 

And the chants and the screams from VIPs were awesomeeeeeeeee! 

I don't have awesome photos to post since I was way too far from the stage. sobs. However I've collected some awesome fancams taken from youtube during Bigbang Alive Tour Concert in Singapore. Not in Malaysia, thou. Couldn't find the best ones. Sorry.

Fantastic Baby

Monster

Haru Haru

credits to owner tjbanks.

So that was how I celebrated my 26th birthday. I've finally met the group which introduced me to Kpop, Bigbang, so I am glad to announce that this is the last concert I've attended. 

Thank you for entertaining me for the past 5 years. I will still love the old Kpop music, but in moderate way, perhaps. 


P.s. Unless if it is CNBLUE, I will have to break my promise once. Ouch.


Friday, 26 October 2012

26.


 'The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.' - Elbert Hubbard

Today Oct 27, I am officially 26 years old, a full-time student and I am single. 

Couple of weeks ago my bestfriend who just received her Master degree certificate announced that she will end her single life by the end of this year, and yes, she’s getting married at 26. It’s a good news and I am so happy for her. She is someone who has a Master degree certificate, secure a job and soon to be a bride. Perfect.

I laid on my bed that night, alone with my thoughts, ruminating about what is actually going on with me. But I couldn’t find the answer. And today, I turn Twenty Six. 26. And what have I even done?

I know 26 is not old, ok it is. Well, some of you might think it is. Consider myself surrounded by friends younger than me, been called kak Azyan, kak Azyan lately. No, I don’t hate that. In fact, I’m honoured. But that is not my concern. 26 sounds pretty perfect age for me, but in another 2 months, I’ll turn 27. That’s what I’m afraid of. 27, I am still a student, and SINGLE.

When I finished my degree studies at 24, with good result I thought I could get all that I wanted in my life. Either further Masters level overseas, or get a job with an established company, earn lots of money, get married and live perfectly as I’ve planned.

Then I realized I am no different than anyone else. I know nothing about the real challenges ahead of me. All the plans that I have since back then directly thereafter have given way to a messy reality, where life often gets in the way of my meticulous calculations. My study plan was ruined, I got a job, I admired a guy and.. duh, nothing happened.

At 26, I’ve begin to understand, that plans, like rules, are meant to be broken, either spontaneously or unforeseen. But I believe that everything happens for a reason.

Alhamdulillah, today, things got in the right track, for now at least, that I quitted my job, and currently doing Master studies at local university, and InsyaAllah, I will be sent to somewhere far next year. But somehow I wonder if this is the right choice, I wonder if I can do this or not. It is tough in all aspects. ALL.

Especially today, there is something bothers me, which I don’t want this affect and hurt the people I love. But I realized, I should take it as motivation to myself; that I have to do it no matter what, and I will do it well, to make the people I love proud, and to prove that I can stand up despite hatred.

So, all in all, I think twenty-six is an age where you discover who you really are. We know what our passions are, but as we get older we get so caught up in life we forget about it. 

I'm still twenty-six though, thus I'm still in the process of analyzing every aspect of my life and envying the people who have chased their dreams earlier than I am. But hey, that doesn’t mean that we should stop chasing ours. Let’s dream big and live even bigger!

Lastly, being 26 and single, I have to prepare myself to accept the fact that my younger sister might get married before me. Well, I hope the tradition of giving gift to the unmarried older sister is still valid these days. Valid lagi, kannn?


That’s all. Happy 26th birthday to me. 

Oh yeahh ;-)

Still young,

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BTN October 2012.


“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” –Trina Paulus


Hello society! Yea, it's been a while since my last random post. I was way tooooo busy with school, pile of assignments and projects to handle, tests melambak! thank god ade 1 week mid-term break kot.. Only now I feel like I can breath properly. So yea, I'm on holiday oh yeahhh! I'm in the midst of settling the scholarship thingy, including this. Biro Tatanegara.

It was held at Akademi Kenegaraan from Oct 18 till Oct 22, 2012. It is not like other typical BTN programmes I joined, berkhemah dan beraktiviti tengah malam. No, no. We stayed at the apartment with 3 rooms, one room per person. Beraircond plak tu. 

The activities involved Wacana Minda, Tazkirah, LDK, beriadah petang-petang, kawad kaki pagi-pagi haaha. But a very basic kawad la.. and we sang Negaraku every morning. Not good enough? We ate 6 times a day, can you imagine that? Nanges. The facilitators and invited speakers were so hilarious, never stopped making us laugh.

This 5-day course attended by 87 officers who are going to further Master, PhD and Professional level in various majors at various universities around the world.. Various fields I didn't know exist! And I am honoured to get to know and surrounded by all of these people. Some of them, probably in their 30-40s but very inspiring. Some are young, very admiring and ambitious.

Registration day!
We were singing Parajurit Tanah Airku and 1Malaysia.
The professional people in various fields. And I feel so small..
Kumpulan 3, with Pak Zain. Nampak serious je, but he is the funniest facilitator I ever met! hahaa.
Our group members. Talent Night before exam. We performed a short drama and sang Jalur Gemilang.
Last day of BTN, and the D-day arrived, openbook exam ;)
Habis exammmmmmmmmm! yeayy.
Everybody was staring at the phone screen. Actually, we were Whatssap-ing with each other! hahaa.
Kumpulan 3, take one.
Kumpulan 3, take two.
Kumpulan 3, take three!
Sang last song during BTN. Semangat!
The saddest part, made a round queue, bersalaman and wished good luck to everyone before we took off.

To all 87 officers especially to my dearest group members, may Allah swt bless our life journey wherever we go, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, India, Switzerland, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Singapore etc. All the best, bring back the scroll and lets together we serve for our beloved country. GOOD LUCK! inilah bukti keberkesanan BTN hihii.

Ohh. And thank you everyone for singing Happy Birthday to Octoberians including me ;-)

I am so gonna miss these people.

Great experience, great exposure and very inspirational. I am grateful. Alhamdulillah.


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I don't advice you to scroll down more if you're hungry or on diet.

 Told ya! hahaa. I had this right after BTN. Been craving for choc cake for 5 days kott!

Anyway, tomorrow is Eid al-Adha, I would like to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha to all Muslims, have a great holiday with your loved ones, and drive safe!


Sunday, 14 October 2012

My current song.


My current favourite song, playing in repetitive. 121 times on iTunes after 2 days, tak termasuk the performances I watched on Youtube. My sis pun dah nak muntah dengar I pasang lagu ni.

Oh ohh, this has nothing to do with Malay drama airing on TV3 now, I tak tengok tv.. sobs. I tahu pun lepas tengok comments made by viewers. I was coincidentally clicked on it, and fall in love with this song. Jiwang, yeaa.. But seriously, this couple is so romantic, like a real couple.

And after some research one of the reason.. hmm because of Andhika, he is cute :p Found out that both of them are married! No wonder la, they have the chemistry.. ok broken heart sekarang!

And thennn, I read, the female singer, Ussy is 31 with a daughter, and Andhika is 25 y-o! Oh wait, don't you understand? Don't you understand??? The age gap is nothing compared to their love! 

Ok, both of them make a great couple. Saluteee!


With love,