Friday, August 10, 2012

The Midsummer Station

^ album artwork is not mine

I have always been a fan of this electronic genre musical project called 'Owl City' created by Adam Randal Young, who is a moderate-looking American guy, multi-instrumentalist, producer, song writer and a vocalist. 

To the people who personally know me, have your laugh at how calm I introduced myself there. 
Ok done?

THE MIDSUMMER STATION IS HIS UPCOMING ALBUM AND IT GOT LEAKED. BEST THING TO WAKE UP TO TODAY THAT I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BLOG ABOUT IT AND SCREW FUTURE ME I'LL HAVE A LAUGH AT MYSELF EITHER WAY WHEN I READ THIS.

I feel bad. You know you should show your support to your favorite musician by buying their record. How else do they make money I mean, yes. So I'll make sure someone will buy me the album when it comes out. A person who cares about me, so they'll leave a sentimental value together with it to grow old with perhaps?  

Other Owl City fans were reeeeeaaaaally scared for this album after the released of 'Good Time' featuring the mainstream pop-star, Carly Rae Jepsen in June and thought Owl City has lost his originality of pure electronic synth pop sound and heading mainstream and trying to obtain only fame. They were wrong. It may sound different from the previous records Ocean Eyes (2009) and All Things Bright and Beautiful (2011) but it is still, very Adam. To me, The Midsummer Station turned out far better than expected. After hearing all of the full tracks I have to say, the album expresses the usual Owl City dreamy synth pop, dance, dubstep, ambient, alternative pop rock, mushy sentimental genre all in one. Can we just appreciate the fact that this guy can do it all? Because Adam can do everything when it comes to music.
Just a quick response towards the humans who won’t embrace Adam’s masterpiece of this record (mostly the outrageous negative responses towards 'Bombshell Blonde' dubstep mix sound), I’ll simply state the wise words of Rick Nelson in his song 'Garden Party' that Adam Young himself did a cover of, 

“you can’t please everyone, so you gotta please yourself.” 

Adam is pleased.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Here’s to the friends

Here’s to the friends that:

I like to talk about my secrets, brilliant, smart, deep stuff with.
I like to talk upon interest, likes, dislikes, weird, craze stuff with.
I’m on neutral judgement towards our conversations.

I just thought about this earlier today after meeting and talking to four friends from different gang of the above. I have this silly prayer deep down that I badly want to end up with a person that I could talk brilliant, weird, neutral stuff all together because we just can. Life would be awesome.

Here's the catch.

Here's to the friends that I can't stand conversing with, yet I still consider as a friend.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ariana Grande - Die In Your Arms (Cover)


I like red heads' and I like Ariana Grande and I like Justin Bieber's new record and I like how she put Fergie's lyrics in this cover and I've been acting like a goof for hours while cuddling my pillow to this.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blogging on my last night here in Jakarta. That is a photo of a vehicle called "Becak".

To conclude this trip, I don't find Jakarta as an enjoyable vacation spot. There's no worth activities/attractions here. My friends and I went to a cinema in an urban mall called Gandaria City and watched The Dark Knight Rises on my first day here. We basically can do that in Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur. Unless you want to do some serious raya/cloth shopping, though most people would head to Bandung instead of Jakarta. The traffic in this city killed me. Malaysian thought Kuala Lumpur is bad, wait till you've experienced this place. We literally spent more hours dozing off in the car than at the place to visit itself.

Day 1: Went to Gandaria City. Had "Roti Bakar" for lunch at Roppan.

Day 2: Went to Tanah Abang. Can you imagine cars stuck inside a road market full with people walking around.

Day 3: Went to Mayestik. Pretty and cheap fabrics.

Day 4: Visited the Monas Monument then went to Plaza Blok B where we had dinner "Nasi Padang" from Restoran Sederhana.

I still have to admit not shopping here is impossible. I don't know if I should consider myself lucky or not for bringing only IDR1,000,000. I really didn't want to shop in the beginning. But well, truth been told there are too many insanely cheap fabrics and clothes here. People warned me about this, yet the price still caught me by surprise.
Pashmina IDR 20,000 =  RM6 each.    Tie-Dye IDR 30,000 = RM10 each.


Tanah Abang and Mayestik are the ultimate shopping plaza/market here. Tanah Abang has so many blocks of buildings and the countless floors. The place is huge. You can find similar stores on each floor. My favorite purchased would be an Indonesian Maxi Dress with some gold patterned priced IDR130,000 (RM40). Exactly like the ones I've always wanted, but always seems too pricey back at home. RM600 down to what I paid. Ridiculous KL, I say.