Gig #30

No. 30? What happened to 29? Well it was an open mic I played at Urban Attic for Doppelganger a few weeks back, which was last minute and I didn’t get a chance to inform anyone.

Anyway this I’ll playing at indie youth fest, 1 Utama, Rain Forest LG 4.30 pm, this Sunday! more details at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120312128888 (the facebook invite).

Hope to see you guys there! It’s been awhile since I’ve played a daytime event, so here we go!

I’ll also be sending out A Million Different Weddings with my phone on that day, so if you want my mp3 and you were too lazy to download it, just look for me and I’ll send it to you using Bluetooth! 😀 *jeng jeng jeng*

Semalat Malam

So I took a cab home from the LRT station last night(my car’s still at the workshop) and I decided to strike up a conversation with the cab driver. For lack of something better to do. I figured the worst thing that could happen is I learn some new malay words right?

He was a nice driver and we talked about a few different topics on the short drive back. One thing I learnt from him was that running on gas saves alot of money. He told me that RM8 of gas could get him to LCCT airport and back to kl. I had no idea you saved that much. Spend 3-3.5k, get NGV installed in your car and you won’t regret it! (He spoke in malay of course).

When I reached my condo (safely), I paid him and as I got out of the car, I thought I’d wish him a goodnight, and so I said ‘Semalat Malam’. I think he didn’t hear me properly, but he returned the greeting and I got out of the car. After walking a few meters I realized what I had said to him. Semalat Malam. HAHA.

I chuckled to myself and walked up the stairs to my unit.

There are forces at work trying to kill me.. or at least ruin my life.

Blogs are for ranting eh?

Or at least bitching about life. Well here goes- today’s post is dedicated to my darling bitch of a car. Yeah that’s right. We broke up today. She’s let me down too many times, no matter how hard I tried to patch things up, she just keeps on fucking around.

This morning, I parked my car nearby the office, turned off my engine and started to get my things to get out of the car. All of a sudden I heard a loud popping sound. I turned around, expecting to see the cause of the noise. I didn’t see anything. I turned back to the front and saw smoke exhaling from my car’s bonnet. ‘Motherfuck!’

I got out of the car and saw water from my car flowing down the road. ‘Shit!’

At this point in time, I started to think to myself, what the fuck in the world did I do to deserve this? I had my car serviced recently (on Saturday) and everything seemed fine on the way to work. Anyway, to cut the story short, I called up the insurance road ranger, they sent a tow truck, towed my car to the workshop, and got it fixed- it was just a broken water hose. End of story.

Not.

Let’s fast forward to about 11.45pm (I managed to catch the clock at 11.34 tonight too)- I’m a few minutes away from home, going down a hill. I needed to decelerate because I was reaching a bump. I pumped the brakes. Nothing happened. My car continued going at the same speed (fortunately I am a slow driver- not that I suck in driving, I choose to drive slowly most of the time), and I went over the bump. I thought to myself ‘maybe it’s just my imagination, my car shouldn’t be failing, not now anyway’. And continued my journey. I reached another bump and tried hitting the brakes again. No response. ‘Fuck’.

Cut the short story short- I turned on my hazard lights and continued driving home with the aid of my emergency handbrake.

Fast forward about 20 minutes later. I’m back home, showered and sitting in front of the computer typing this. I know I should be fortunate, every time my car broke down, it wasn’t in the middle of nowhere. Middle of a busy traffic light? Check. At a petrol station? Check. In my carpark? Check. Nearby my office? Check. And I’m thankful for that. But then again, when you think about it- cars shouldn’t be breaking down so often right? I don’t know about you, but it never feels good to call home about the bad news. I guess that’s the problem with driving an ancient car. An ancient car that wasn’t well maintained when in its prime.

My boss told me today ‘how many more excuses can you give about your car?’
Not a good sign.

Even Raelene thought it was sign we shouldn’t see each other anymore, cos my car kept breaking down on the day I was supposed to go out with her.

Well, today is the day I officially give up on my car.

You’ve served me well, my dear machine. But there’s a line that’s been drawn and you’ve overstepped your boundaries. I’ll get your brakes fixed up and sell you to someone else. And if nobody wants you, I don’t want you anymore either. It’s time to move on.

Should’ve Said Something

So I’ve been working on a new song, and today when I came home I decided to demo it. Leave comments/feedback!
It’s up on myspace, and if you want an mp3 of it, just let me know (give me your email add if I don’t already have it) and I’ll send it to you!

EDIT: Download it here!

Should’ve Said Something

I drag this cigarette
Just to pass the time
I confess I’ve been doing everything just to get you off my mind
But nothing seems to work
Oh we’ve had time
We’ve had distance we’re miles apart for sure
We’ve had distance we’re miles apart for sure
I wish we were closer
I wouldn’t feel so terrible
If you were here
Oh I planned and I planned and planned

Should’ve said something just to make it work
Should’ve said something just to make you stay
Should’ve said something
Should’ve said anything

Should’ve said something just to sort it out
Should’ve said something before you went away
Should’ve said something
Should’ve said anything

I drag this cigarette
Just to pass the time
I confess I’ve been doing everything just to get you off my fucking mind
But nothing seems to work
Oh we’ve had time
We’ve had distance we’re miles apart for sure
We’ve had distance we’re miles apart for sure
I wish we were closer
I wouldn’t feel so terrible
If you were here
Oh I planned and abandoned my plans

Oh I planned and I planned and planned
Oh I planned and abandoned my plans