Archive for May, 2007

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Congratulations Jordin!! American Idol Finale Pt.2

May 25, 2007

First of all, congrats to Jordin on winning AI6!! You deserve it Jordin!

Jordin is the youngest winner of AI.

First Blake and Jordin both started the show with ‘I Saw Her Standing There’. Awww. Blordin is so cute!

Then the screen turned to Gwen Stefani, who was at her concert and watching via satelite. She sang her new song ‘4 In The Morning’. I like that song! But the music video is pointless though.

Yay we get to see Kelly Clarkson on stage again! She sang her new single too, ‘Never Again’. She really can rock the stage! Love her music video too. )

Kelly singing ‘Never Again’.

Then was the 2nd annual Golden Idol Awards! First was ‘best presentation award’!! The winner was Mdm. Big Bird (I dont even remember her name!) Oh yea… Margaret Fowler. They were playing the sesame street theme song while showing her! Then she went up the stairs and kissed Ryan. Oooh poor Ryan… Her feathery yellow dress was ridiculous. But no doubt she was entertaining.

Then the top 6 guys performed a medley with Smokey Robinson (who?)  but I didnt care about the guy. I wanna see the guys. They shun Blake at the far corner though.

Thats Sligh, Chris R, Sanjaya, Smokey Robinson, Brandon, Phil and Blake.

Then Blake was beatboxing along with DougEFresh, whom I have no idea is. But Blake’s beatboxing is wayyyyy better than this guy’s.

Blake’s better than this guy. Seriously better.

The next award for Most Original Vocal to Sholandric Stallworth. Who dont deserves an award at all. He sang Silent Night and everyone jeered at him.

Then was the top 6 gals! They looked so stunning. Especially Gina! Love her. They sang a medley with Gladys Knight.

Then it was the contestant’s mentor, Tony Benett singing. The judges were on their feet while he sang. I dunno why. He’s just an old man. Oops! )

Then was the third award, ‘Best Buddies’. Simon and Ryan were nominated, along with Kenneth and Jonathan and Antonella and her friend. Yuck. I hate Antonella. Ring a bell? She’s the one posing nude on the internet. She disgusts me. Anyway, Rymon didnt win, but Kenneth and Jonathan. Kenneth was the one looking like Bushbaby and Jonathan the obese plump one.

Then this year’s number 3, the resident pro, Melinda Doolittle sang her heart out with Bebe and Cece Winnans. All three are backup singers. Well in Mindy Doo’s case, was a backup singer.

 

Melinda and gang.

After that, both Blake and Jordin were presented the car keys to their new Ford Mustang’s. Not fair! Haha. Kat and Taylor got cars last year too.

Carrie Underwood then took the stage and sang her hit song ‘I’ll Stand By You’. She sure have her own fashion style! She performed the song in Africa too in the ‘Idol Gives Back’ show.

Carrie singing pretty and looking great too.

Then she was awarded a gift from Clive Davis, an AI manager I think. She was awarded for her sales of her album.

Poor Chris and Phil. Carrie… They’re not there to do your dirty work. Just kidding. In  case you’re wondering, Chris and Phil are carrying her heavy award.

OOoh then one of my favourite parts! The African children choir, who sang at ‘Idol Gives Back’ was back and they sang an African song. It was very nice and very entertaining too! Those kids sure have talent!
Then it was Sanjaya back in action! It was really unfair cause other than the top 3, only he got an individual performance. Sanjaya, I like you. But I still hate you. And you make little girls cry. Youre evil. Even the big bird is crazy about you. What has the world got into? :) ‘YEAH! you really got me… you really got me…’ or should I sing ‘Lets give them something to talk about… other than HAIR… HAIR… HAIR!!!’ Yeah. The lyrics were love. Not hair. But it was intentionally sung by him when he was voted off the show. Yes Sanjaya, your hair will be the topic for centuries. I’m sure of that.

Sanjaya singing and Amanda, his no.1 fan, crying. AGAIN. Oh there’s big bird at the back.

Green Day performed on stage with their song to help charity.

Thats Billy Joe Armstrong, lead vocals.

And then Taylor Hicks came out singing and playing his harmonica, looking excatly the same like last year. His wardrobe doesnt has much changes…

Yup… Same old Taylor “Hickups” Hicks.

Then he, Carrie, Kelly and Ruben Studdard (AI2 winner, the teddy bear guy) sang and then all 4 of them sang with the top 12.

Looking for Sanjaya? He’s not in the picture.. Haha… Maybe Getty doesnt like him too. :) He’s at the far left, beside Chris and Chris. You can see his hand.

Then was the best moment of all.. The results show. Before the results were announced, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell predicted that Jordin Sparks would win, while Paula Abdul refused to make a choice. Ryan Seacrest announced that after a world record 74 million votes that Jordin Sparks was the winner of American Idol 6. An emotional Jordin Sparks said “I can’t thank you for keeping me around, and thank you so much for everything.” Mom, Dad I love you! Nana Popa PJ, thank you!”

Jordin repeated her story about talking to Blake before Ryan annoucned she won. “I was standing there and Blake was holding my hand. He whispered to me, “I love you girl. Knock’em dead. If I forget the words, will you sing with me? I said, ‘Yah, as long as you sing with me if I forget’em!’ So we were kind of easing each other’s nerves. He calmed me down. I said, ‘Everything will be fine no matter what happens.’ (from Jay Leno)

Awww… Blordin is so cute. Then Ryan announced Jordin as the winner. Blake was a gentleman and was happy for her!! Jordin sang ‘This Is My Now’ which will be her new album’s first single.

Blake is such a gentleman. He’s so happy for Jordin.

Yay everyone is happy for Jordin! Except Stephanie though. She looks very glum. She’s at the far left. Haley, why are you biting your lip? Jordin you better be careful of them. :)

Congratulations to both Jordin and Blake!! I’ll be waiting for your albums. And Chris R’s!

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American Idol Finale Pt.1

May 23, 2007

WOW! I love tonight! Everything was great!
First Ryan came out and showed that they were in the Kodak theatre, not the CBS one anymore. It was huge!

They showed a clip with Ryan flipping a coin and Blake was face up. SO Blake chose himself to go first in order.

He came out with ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, and it was just deja vu. It doesnt have that freshness. But Simon liked it, thankfully.

Jordin rocked her song with Christina Aguilera’s ‘Fighters’. Her next song, which was sung in Country week, ‘Broken Wing’ was great! She brought a freshness in it and it didnt sound like it was performed before.

Jordin looking stunning tonight.

Blake took Maroon 5’s ‘She Will Be Loved’. Blake seems to grow on Maroon 5. I think he did it fantastically. It was very smooth and nice.

Blordin showdown!

Then comes the idol songwriters challenge winner song, ‘This Is My Now’, which I voted too and it as great song! Blake sung it rather well, but Jordin nailed the song perfectly and she cried at the end. Gah. I think it’ll be a great hit for Jordin if she wins and records it.

Blake while singing ‘This Is My Now’.

I was overjoyed to see Chris R, Phil, Kiki, Melinda, Brandon, Stephanie, Chris S and the guys in the audiece!! Chril were so supporting Blake! Yay!

There’s Chris R, Phil, Mindy Doo in front, Haley at the back. Oh there’s Sanjaya! Chris S, Stephanie, Brandon and the other guys are at the other side. (not shown)

And the show ended with a clippet of Sanjaya crying (Haha!) and Chris Daughtry singing his big hit, ‘Home’. It was great!

I think that Jordin will probrably take the title this year… but Blake still has a chance!! Even if he didnt win, I think he and Chris R will sell more records.

Best of luck to Blake!
Cant wait for tomorrow!
YAY!

Pretty right? I made it! Hehe!

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Adobe fun!

May 20, 2007

I love messing around in Adobe Photoshop… Its really fun to make graphics/icons/avatars/banners/siggies/wallpapers!

Here’s one I made yesterday:

Hehe… Nice right?… Right? :D

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The Three Trees

May 19, 2007

No its not a tongue twister… Its a very nice story that I though I would share. Got it from my email. I’m sure many have already read it before!

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said, “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said, “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, “This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter, “and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said, “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the Woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything special from my
Tree, I’ll take this one,” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenter, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second Tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and
Said “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.

We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

Please keep this moving… Pass it on so God may inspire more people on the way.

May your day be blessed. And until we meet again, may God cradle you in the palm of His hand.  

 

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Avril Lavigne – ‘When You’re Gone’

May 18, 2007

This is currently my favourite song!! I really like the lyrics. They’re really sincere and touching.

Lyrics

Always needed time on my own
I never thought I’d need you there when I cried
And the days feel like years when I’m alone
And the bed where you lie
is made up on your side

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you’re gone
All the words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

I’ve never felt this way before
Everything that I do
Reminds me of you
And the clothes you left
they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you
I love the things that you do

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take

Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
And when you’re gone
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

We were made for each other
Out here forever
I know we were
Yeah Yeah

All I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I do I give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me
Yeah

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missing you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missing too
When you’re gone
The words I need to hear will always get me through the day
And make it OK
I miss you

Nice right? :)

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Photoshop is fun!

May 18, 2007

It is! Experimenting and messing around in Adobe Photoshop is fun! Here are some end products of my really amatuer-ish work:

I know I know… Its not very nice! But I’m learning. :)

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Pleasures of Life 2: Guavas!

May 18, 2007

WTH? Guavas?

Yes. Guavas. :) I enjoy eating them so much I decided to put them on my list.

This is a guava, for those of you who dont know what it is.

Why guava you may ask? I’ll tell you why. After you so took so much effort in peeling and cutting them (okay maybe not so much, still), you just cant resist but enjoy it.

1. Peel off the skin and cut in slices

2. Put them in a pretty bowl

3. Take a packet of somboi (asam, or whatever you want to call it) , cut it open, put in a pretty little plate, and set on table.

4. Add somboi to your guava, and put it in your mouth.

5. Say, ‘Mmmmm…’

It really is very yummy! Not to mention crunchy (well for people with hard teeth like me, the seeds are quite enjoyable to bite)

Thats why guavas are on my pleasures of life list.

♥Guavas! :)

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