January 30, 2012

Anugerah Juara Lagu ke 26, 2012


Anugerah Juara Lagu 2012, or the 26th of its kinda ended last night, with some surprises and expected results, here are the full list of winners and the review for that night (personal reviewed by me, not a professional one).

Juara: Awan Nano
Naib Juara: Beribu Sesalan
Ketiga: Karma

Vocal Terbaik: Hafiz

Persembahan Terbaik: Kisah Hati

So, are the winners what you expected? I did not expect Kisah Hati to win the best performance of that night, I really thought either Sungai Lui would win it.

Anyway, Hafiz clearly won the night, taking home the champion award and best vocal of the night. Which can't be dispute if you see last night show, he clearly got this one when he got on the stage.

Beribu Sesalan was another surprise to me. From last night performance, Ning was over the top, Jac was pretty much holding back, maybe tired from singing Sedetik Lebih that night, and Shila was the only one that looks professional to me. But somehow they won the 2nd place spot. Congratulations anyway, I know you guys work hard for this, however, I have seen you guys performed the song better and give it justice more than tonight, sorry, but this is a personal opinion.

Kisah Hati was another contender for me for Best Vocal. Although Hafiz won, Alyah clearly give him a run for his money. With her powerful voice and control, she could easily won this if Hafiz wasn't in the final tonight. Though, Kisah Hati did won Best Performance, congratulations to her and whoever think of the idea that night.

Yuna, who entered with 2 songs lost both of them. Why? Well you have to ask the judges for that. However, in my personal opinion, her song was mediocre, and her performance was too much. Please don't hate me, I said this because I've seen her singing waaay better than last night. Anyway, if it was not meant to be, it was not meant to be. There will always be next year.

Kekanda Adinda, and Kalau Berpacaran is a cute song for me. I'm surprise it even made it to the final. From the get go, I can clearly see that they won't be able to won anything, perhaps Best Performance, but the songs lost to Kisah Hati that night.

Cinta Muka Buku was never a contender for the top 3 spots, however, for a 16 years old, she clearly has an  amazing voice, and on the right track to become one of a great singer in Malaysia.

Sungai Lui deserve a mention here, although did not won anything, the performance was good enough, you have to see last night show, if you miss it.

Karma that won 3rd place is another surprise, of course he has got the voice, but the song for me was not that good, I don't know how the judges took place, but again..weird

Other songs that was not mention, Wanita Seluruh Dunia and Sedetik Lebih was push aside by other powerful contender. Wanita Seluruh Dunia was lucky to be in the final, while Sedetik Lebih need the original singer to get a better chance at winning.

So there you go. Again, this is a personal opinion and reviewed. Don't like it? Don't read.

Till next time.

January 25, 2012

isn't she lovely?

I've change the blog name and look for the how-many times, hehehe. This time, I'm using bright colour of the nature for the background, I hope this one will stick for at least 6 months. Isn't She Lovely (the blog title) was taken from the song by Stevie Wonder. I know you guys heard of it. I'm using it because, well..just because.

That is all. Have a great day everybody.

January 24, 2012

the US grasp are growing

Ola! Asalammualaikum

My last published post was on 15th January, seems so long ago.

Anyway..it's a been a while. There are a lot of stories to be told, not just the what's happening in my life, but in our life as well. Let starts with something truly important.

For once, I don't know if you heard about this, but currently in the US, there's a new law that is going a debate whether it should be implement or not. The law basically give the US power to shut down any website it deems as piracy supporters or not a "safe" website, and the right to arrest the creator of the website, WHEREVER they may be.
This is what happened to Megaupload website (yes, it has been shut down, for those who don't know). FBI issued an arrest warrant for the creator of Megaupload, which he is currently residing in Australia. And for those who does not know, Australia is NOT part of USA.

Think about this, if the US can arrest people, anywhere in the world, where else can you stay and be safe? Although piracy itself is wrong, we do not download materials that haven't been in the store yet, where the artists have gain millions in selling of their intellectual property. To stop and deny a person freedom of speech (just like somewhere I know) is the worse kind of human crime I can think of.

So there you go, I know it's not a concern for most of you, but think about what happened when the US government start shutting down popular website, YouTube or Google or something much more popular?

There you go, think about this for a while.

January 15, 2012

CES 2012

Ola! Asalammualaikum..

A lot happened for the past week, but I won't wrote everything here. Some are much too controversial, while others are too much talked about. So lets start with something that haven't gotten a lot of media attention here in Malaysia. CES 2012. 

What is CES 2012? CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show, which is the BIGGEST show in the world for all thing electronics. It is held in the US, annually, that is why you don't heard about it that much.

I won't go into details, CES is basically like PC Fair, except it is join not only by computer maker, but also all the player in electronics that you can think of, Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft, LG, and much much more. It is the early year platform for all the major player to show off their ideas and gadgets that will be the cornerstone for the their company for the next 1 whole year.

So, the theme for the past 2 years was tablets. As you can see, we have plentiful of tablets out there that we can't even catch on to it. However, this year, it is all about the Ultrabooks. It is a laptop, with the most powerful hardware that you can think of, and thickness of only milimeters thick! 

So, lets get down to the most memorable and note worthy gadgets and ideas from CES 2012, that was chosen by Engadget and CNET.

Best Phone: Motorola Atrix 4G(Engadget). Nokia Lumia 900 (CNET)
Best HDTV: Samsung Smart TV(Engadget). LG 55-inch OLED TV(CNET)
Best Camera: Sony Bloggie 3D(Engadget). Fujifilm X-Pro 1(CNET)
Best Tablet: Motorola Xoom(Engadget). Asus Memo(CNET)
Best Laptop: Samsung 9 Series(Engadget). HP Envy 14-Spectre(CNET)
Best Transportation: Ford Focus Electric(Engadget)

For more on CES 2012, go to this link and this link to read more.


January 8, 2012

Girls need to realize

I've got this on the internet today, and thought I should share this. So here to all the girls.

Girls need to realize:
(this was written by a guy)

We guys don’t care if you talk to other guys.
We don’t care if you’re friends with other guys. 

But when you’re sitting next to us, and some random guy walks into the room and you jump up and tackle him, without even introducing us, yeah, it pisses us off.
It doesn’t help if you sit there and talk to him for ten minutes without even acknowledging the fact that we’re still there.

We don’t care if a guy calls>OR TEXTS< you,
but at 2 in the morning we do get a little concerned.
Nothing is that important at 2 a.m.
That it can’t wait till the morning.

Also, when we tell you you’re pretty/ beautiful/ gorgeous/
cute/ stunning, we freaking mean it.
Don’t tell us we’re wrong.
We’ll stop trying to convince you.
The sexiest thing about a girl is confidence.
Yeah, you can quote me.

Don’t be mad when we hold the door open.
Take Advantage of the mood im in.

Let us pay for you!
dont ‘feel bad’
We enjoy doing it.
It’s expected.
Smile and say ‘thank you.

Kiss us when no one’s watching.
If you kiss us when you know somebody’s looking, we’ll be more impressed.

You don’t have to get dressed up for us.
If we’re going out with you in the first place, you don’t have to feel the need to
wear the shortest skirt you have or put on every kind of makeup you own.
We like you for who you are and not what you are.
Honestly, i think a girl looks more beautiful when she’s just in her pj’s.
or my tshirt and boxers, not all dolled up.

Don’t take everything we say seriously.
Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it.

Don’t get angry easily.

Stop using magazines/media as your bible.
Don’t talk about how hot Chris Brown,
Brad Pitt, or Jesse McCartney is in front of us.
It’s boring, and we don’t care. You have girlfriends for that.

Whatever happened to the word ‘handsome’/'beautiful’
I’d be utterly stunned by a girl who greeted me
with ‘Hey handsome!’ instead of ‘Hey baby/ stud/ cutie/ sexy’ or whatever else you can think of.
On the other hand im not sayin i woulndnt like it ether ; )

Girls, I cannot stress this enough: if you aren’t being treated right by a guy, dont wait for him to change!!
Ditch his sorry butt, disgrace to the male population
and find someone who will treat you with utter respect

Someone who will honor your morals.
Someone who will make you smile when you’re at your lowest.
Someone who will care for you even when you make mistakes.
Someone who will love you, no matter how bad you make them feel.
Someone who will stop what they’re doing just to look you in the eyes….and say ‘i love you’ ..and actually mean it.

Give the nice guys a chance.