五月天,就是。

墨尔本的演唱会,总是少了那份high。就像阿信所言,墨尔本的观众就是半冷半热。也许大家都害羞,所以不敢站起来一起为五月天尖叫,为五月天大唱。希望我们在有生之年,在五月天未退休之前有机会前往台湾小巨蛋一起疯狂!

话虽如此,我还是很感谢五月天以及一切工作人员为了今晚作出的努力。星期六刚在雪梨拼了一晚,隔天就得飞来墨尔本继续表演,确实不易。尤其是阿信,在大荧幕上看起来好累。但是歌,依然充满活力,带动着大家。

瞧,老婆沉醉在五月天中。我也在忘我的状态,不停的挥着荧光棒,不断的一起唱,一起喊,喉咙感觉快爆了。(荧光棒也被我毁了,显示出疯狂五迷的暴力程度。)

五月天在这表演中,带着我们走过每个专辑,也带着我回味每个第一次;第一次听到那首歌时,是和谁在一起,是多久以前的事。《倔强》,《疯狂世界》,KTV最爱的《志明与春娇》,阿信也带来了我最喜欢的《拥抱》,一首从未在墨尔本演唱会呈现过的歌。这次也出奇的唱了好多闽南歌,像《志明与春娇》,《OK啦》,以及《憨人》。

五月天,就是 – 赞。

阿信,石头,玛莎,冠佑,怪兽 – 希望有机会再次与你们相遇!也希望你们能在墨尔本待多几天,歇息,享受。

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再次,五月天。(Mayday, once again.)

在上一次五月天来到墨尔本时,我还没结婚,女儿也未出世,仍是个轻松自在的生活。
在这一次的2012演唱会,我已是丈夫,也“升级”成了老爸。负担重了些,睡眠少了些,但乐趣多了好多。

不管生活多么改变,我对五月天的热忱依然没减;我,依然是我。还是那么欣赏五月天,那么支持着梦想,自由,音乐。 对我而言,如果无法坚持自己的喜好,自己的方向,人生也没什么意义可言。

真庆幸能够在今年观赏五月天的演唱会。即使自己不是身在台湾或东南亚,在遥远的澳洲也可以拥有美丽的回忆,可以在这几个小时一起疯狂,一起大唱,一起与五月天摇滚。在这短暂的时光,忘记一切,享受音乐。

希望星期天的 ,能完完全全的让大家High到极点,Rock到极限!

Music: Mayday 麥來亂

I have been listening to this song on repeat non-stop, every morning and evening. Very emotional, and so very achingly touching.

《麥來亂》
曲:怪獸
詞:阿信

眼淚鹹 哭到眼淚 不鹹 過一天 痛一天 一天親像 一冬
過一冬 你又找阮 開講 你說你 你想我 我的一冬 攏無採工

最怕你
講你猶原思念 擱再給阮希望
最怕你 說你愛我 心擱破洞 我擱山崩

電話我也不接 找我我也不睬
麥來亂 無緣的人 麥擱來亂 去愛別人

真感謝 感謝你的 陪伴 自屏東 到基隆 走過這多 美夢
夢醒了 咱是無緣 的人 拜託你 麥回頭 麥擱問我 目眶怎紅

為怎樣 我奈這白目 我奈這飯桶 啊
明知影 你是這危險 啊擱學不會 閃
放著你 甲我的青春 甲我的生活 攏拆吃入腹

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(Quoted from a comment on Blinkymummy’s post)

《麥來亂》 曲 / 怪獸 詞 / 阿信

怪獸:「這是一首道地的酒醉歌。」
那一年,遇到感情瓶頸的他在石頭家,
幾杯黃湯下肚,就趴在石頭膝上痛哭,
這是一段誰也不輕易提起,但誰也沒忘記的過去。

有一種戀人很討厭,明明分手了,還要斷不斷,一直來安慰關心,這種人是毒藥,讓你永遠無法逃離他的魔咒,隨時都有再次著魔的危險。阿信在《麥來亂》中寫的就是這種「毒藥情人」,讓人無法自拔地深陷,想戒,又忍不住飲鴆止渴。以臺語發洩”拆吃入腹”的壓抑,比起唱[志明與春嬌]的少年家,更多了一份男子漢的氣魄與絕決!

不過歌曲在編曲時遇到很大的瓶頸,最後大家想到怪獸和石頭那段「抱腿痛哭」的往事,於是怪獸嘗試讓吉他像當晚的他一樣喝醉,所有的音符宛如發酒瘋般跌跌撞撞,像一匹脫韁野馬,往懸崖邊盲目狂奔,而再往前一步就是萬丈深淵……

這時曲中隱隱傳來穩定的節拍,慢慢地把歌曲帶離瘋癲狀態,那是石頭的吉他,堅定而持久、平和且溫煦,溫暖地撫慰著受傷的心靈。如果怪獸的吉他是一道刺眼的閃電,急著劃破天際,那石頭的吉他就是一輪明月,在暗夜中靜靜地散發溫柔的光芒,兩把吉他一動一靜、一快一慢、一熱一冷,一切就像多年前那一夜,石頭的理性和溫暖,撫慰聽者的心靈

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*Have been busy with other stuff, will get around to updating again. New pictures!

DRW-SIN-MEL: A week of sunning, eating, shopping and sweating

Here’s a brief recap of my past week.

After screwing my flight up the previous day, I finally managed to make it onboard the plane in one piece. Needless to say, transit flights are a torture. It’s worse when you consider the fact that it was a day flight. Day flight = tough to sleep = sucks.


Here’s the fly that I unwittingly blew into accidentally fell into my breakfast tea. Apparently the fly did not find my tea particularly enjoyable, since it decided that drowning was greatly preferable to drinking it all up.


This was a particularly interesting sight on the plane: clouds and their shadows on the continent. I thought the darker areas were lakes at first, until it occurred to me that having that many lakes did not seem logical at all.


This picture was the snap of the day: the horizon above the cloud layer. Pretty isn’t it?


This was a half-hearted effort at tweaking the contrast, which made the picture look particularly artificial, hmm.


First glimpse of Darwin: pretty place, and probably not very densely populated.


Transit lounge, and my gone-in-60-seconds CCLM (chicken, cheese, lettuce and mayo) sandwich. Hunger is always the best sauce.

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*Insert suntanning/swimming sessions. Ahhh..*


The niece, who has already learnt to walk. Time flies.

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Dinner at Handlebar (over at Lock Road, Alexandria area): general consensus was that the food’s overpriced for the quantity. The portions do seem to have shrunk somewhat since my last visit.

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Beef noodles at Purvis Street with YT and LH; quite tasty but I should get a bigger helping next time round.


Brightly painted houses opposite Bugis Junction: very very nice.


A whole bunch of people exercising over at OUB UOB Plaza atrium; must be some fitness initiative.


Miscellaneous sights nearby.


Splendid night view from Waraku Central.

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Subway time at Tampines.


BSCI revision with War Machine (from the Iron Man series) in tow; you get this when buying the Iron Man popcorn combo from Golden Village cinemas.


A hand in perspective.


Swensens at Changi Airport T2: entree portions for the price of full portions. My comment on their feedback card:

“Portions were microscopic.”


Which was why we had supper at Bedok 85 after that.

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Yoshinoya’s beef bowl: yum.

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Mayday’s latest concert!

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In-flight food; yet another $6 sandwich on the way home.

Thanks to all the friends who’ve met up, and mucho thanks to those people who send me off at the airport all the time; you guys are great!

2008: yet the start of another great year (I think)

[Boredom] – Kristian S. Solli on Flickr, 21 Sep ’07.

Two weeks before my return to Melbourne, woot. The air ticket’s finally booked, but it’s gonna be a killer flight. Transit window of 5 hours at Perth, I’m not too sure exactly what there is to do over there yet.. but it’d better be entertaining enough for 5 hours! I’m already mentally prepping myself to watch like two movies on the laptops; that should kill at least four hours ;p It’s gonna be a 13 hour flight, all in all. I can only hope for enough energy to crawl home after the flight.

2008 here we are, and I have no resolutions yet; my only goal is to survive this year because my predictions are making it look like a total shit hole so far.

And today’s the day for my IPPT again; I’d decided to retake for my silver (extra $100!) but somehow the motivation’s been steadily faltering. I just feel like skipping it today. *rolls eyes*

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Being extremely idle now, I signed up on bux.to a few days ago, and started clicking away on websites to earn money (at least that’s what the website says.) No money required to signup, and there’s only like less than twenty websites to view everyday so how hard could it be? USD$0.01 for every website viewed (one at a time), and you have to keep the window open for like 30 seconds in order to get the money. That’s not even ten minutes of your time everyday, since you can only view the websites once every 24 hours.

All I’m doing right now is:

  • Open website and leave it.
  • Continue surfing.
  • Check back in a bit, close the window once it’s done.
  • Open another website.
  • Rinse and repeat.

The downsides are that:

  • It’s extremely slow and takes ages to get to the profitable stage, especially if you do not have referrals. Referrals are friends that signup and acknowledge that you were the one who pointed them in the way of bux.to. When they click on the websites, you get paid USD$0.01 as well, which is good if you have alot of referrals.
  • You gotta have a PayPal account to get paid. Well I don’t know if it’s just me, but in Singapore I can practically count the number of friends who have PayPal accounts and not get beyond five; it just doesn’t seem that useful to us I guess.

So anyway, if you spend alot of time idling away on the computer, help me out abit and add me as your referral if you ever signup; my user ID’s keindall.

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Here’s another advertising plug for a friend’s online retail store, otherwise known as fashiontaitai.com. Freshly out from the oven and still improving, do take a look at the ladies’ apparel available there, and feel free to recommend it to your friends!

Come come, the Fashion Tai Tai beckons : )

Come come! See my beautiful dresses!” – The Fashion Tai Tai

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I’ve never been a real fan of Avril Lavigne, but this cover of Adia at the Roxy Theatre blew me away. – courtesy of hemmy.net.

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MV of 擁抱 from my favourite band 五月天 aka Mayday! Simply beautiful lyrics.

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Addendum:
Ten things women should know about men: I think this one is pretty true, especially point number 8 *coughs* – via associatedcontent.com

– Now you know your computer isn’t having an arty fart if it starts playing classical music out of nowhere. – via systemadministrator.com

– New theory that says God’s face is in Leonardo da Vinci’s works. – via telegraph.co.uk

– Interesting (and probably enlightening post) about why nice guys are losers. Reality call, people! – via Heartless Bitch International