Friday, 27 August 2010

Koko the Kitty

Heya, this browned out picture would be of our kitteh, Koko. She is of mixed parentage, mostly mongrel kitteh with some Burmese breed blood thrown in. 

Me is your Empress, stroke me now!
She is spoiled rotten, and always demands attention, although only if and when she desires attention. She loves to take rides in the Laundry Basket from the room to the washing machine, she loves to scratch our rattan furniture (she loves a particular one at home which is now hers alone, along with another she uses to nap on), loves Kiss Kiss Nose Rubs, loves squishing Geckos, swatting bugs and trampling on spiders.
Trying to coax me to pick her up for Kiss Kiss Nose Rub
She also loves chasing and grabbing kid's heels (must be the pitter patter of tiny feet!) or the occasional careless adult's! She hates walking on grass (guess it feels weird on her feet), hates being sprinkled with water and abso-fricking-lutely hates getting her claws clipped!

Note the scratched banister, nothing in our home is completely free of cat scratches
She is house-trained but woe betide any exposed folded bedlinen (yes, only fresh clean folded bedlinen)! She fears the vacuum cleaner and our 'penyapu lidi' and the idea of being given a wet bath (so we compromised by giving her dry shampooing instead, either with rolled oats or a commercially prepared dry cat shampoo powder). 

She hates being in my room alone (must be the emanating reptilian smells!) but loves looking at my fishes if I carry her into my room. 

Me nice, pick me up please!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

I'd Do It All Again By Corinne Bailey Rae

I can't tell you just how many times I have watched this clip. I find her beauty captivating, her voice beguiling and her moves comforting. Then there is also the matter of her lyrics, which constantly reveal new things about her.

Oh, you're searching for something I know, wont make you happy
Oh, you're thirsting for something I know, wont make you happy
Oh, you did it all again, you broke another skein
Its hard to believe this time, hard to believe
That my heart, my heart's an open door...

You got all you came for, baby
So weary, someone to love is bigger than your pride's worth
It's bigger than the pain you got for it hurts
And out runs all of the sadness
It's terrifying, life, through the darkness
And I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again
I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again
You try sometimes but it won't stop
You got my heart and my head's lost, ohhh 
I've been burning down these candles for love, for love

So weary, someone to love is bigger than your pride
Ooh, someone to love, mm, someone to love
Someone to love
Ooh, you're searching for something I know, won't make you happy

I am not too sure what actually inspired this song, but it could be the fact that her husband died shortly after the launch of her first album, due to an accidental drug overdose. So, I imagine this song may be about her resolve, on how despite her terrible loss, she wouldn't have had it any other way. The repeating nature of the video clip suggests to me the weight of her burden, on how she struggles daily with it. And the part where she is in the street playing in traffic suggest her precariously sensitive heart and at the same instance signifies her continuing love for him.

Says volumes about her characters, me thinks.


It feels slightly weird to come back here. I have not blogged for quite a while due to some work related drama, which I really wish I could put up in here, but I most probably will not as I also have readers from work (and I wouldn't want to be let go because of some Internet indiscretion -deserved or otherwise).

Lets just say I experienced a whole range emotions, a-la-roller coaster with its up and downs. On some days, my days were like this:
 Get them, kill them, slay them!

On some others, it was like this:

 Clap clap clap clap!

Some days were like, "Yeayyy! Razee has done us proud!", and I would go like "Yay! (my team acknowledges my contributions!)";

On special days, I felt like I was being used as a Human Skateboard, like this;
Ouch ouch ouch! Watch the face!

And on some others, I was just constantly bombarded with stupidity resulting in me being like this;

Of course, on really special days, they are calm and placid, like so;
Love me tender, love me true!

So, I must take everything with a pinch of salt, life is not always a bed of roses, yet everything we go through, good or bad, is an experience just the same. :)