23 October 2009

Spying on Jamie Cullum

Lately I have been becoming Jamie Cullum's biggest fan.

I always like his music and performance. I fell in love with his stage performance when I watched his concert for the first time, at Java Jazz Festival 2007. He was just insanely awesome. He got the soul, got the fun, and also the charm.

And last week was already my third time going to his concert - and the BEST. I was invited to his exclusive new album (the pursuit) presentation in Westerunie, Amsterdam (invited = for FREE :P). It was intimate, (again) crazy, and interactive, especially for me, who stood really at the front (he even touched my hand, aaarrrghh,...!) :P

Just now, I watched his concert for the forth time: ONLINE concert. So, Jamie Cullum invited his fans (or Twitter followers) to watch him live at Ustream.tv. Good job, Jamie (and his management!). I don't know how many artists have done this before, but it is really an innovation.

Jamie, realllly looking forward to coming to your next concert, either in Europe or Indonesia.

Here is my favorite song from his album

and during his 'album presentation', he sang this song (hence, i love this soooo much)

20 October 2009

Suddenly, I remembered this song

I don’t have the heart to hurt you
It’s the last I want to do
But I don’t have the heart to love you
Not the way you want me to

I remember loving this song when I was in junior high. Gosh, what did I know about love back the? LOL

6 October 2009

Don't judge too quickly :)

A little something for cheering up your week :)

The Law of Sowing and Reaping

I do not believe in Karma, yet I do believe in the law of sowing and reaping.

As a matter of fact, I believe to treat people the way I would like to be treated. I reckon it's my motto of life.

How about you?

Have a good week and be good :)

4 October 2009

If I Had My Life to Live Over

by Erma Bombeck
(Written after she found out she was dying from cancer*)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the “good” living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more “I love you’s.” More “I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it… live it… and never give it back.

Stop sweating the small stuff. Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.

Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who DO love us.

Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us with.

And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, as well as spiritually.

Life is too short to let it pass you by.

We only have one shot at this and then it’s gone.

p.s. I got this piece at church during today's sermon. I hope you are blessed by this piece.