I have a hamster

Friday, October 8, 2010

Highs and Lows

thanks seniors buat open house. :) that was my lunch and also my dinner. i'm glad i got to eat loads of stuff. XD. big two thumbs up!!

on a completely separate note, i think that there is a part of me that wants to change, but a part of me that is trying to resist this change. It's very, hard to describe.

i should prepare myself for long sleepless nights. *sigh.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Digital Memories

After my long self-imposed blogging hiatus, (mostly due to the increased workload this semester compared to my previous 2 semesters) I suddenly felt the sudden urge to post something about my current hobby, or better yet, my current obsession - photography.

Without further ado, allow me to show you a couple of nice shots from my camera:


1. Modern Samurai (a.k.a. nuyS):

Why I like it: The clear blue skies, and the priceless expression.

2. ME! (Full credits goes to Adzrin for taking this shot):

Why I like it: The expression on both of our faces - the kid afraid of falling, and me reliving childhood memories.

3. Oo-la-light:

Why I like it: Well this was a shot I took while waiting for my food to be served at PF Changs. I decided to do some experimenting with manual mode, and took a photo of the lamp right above our table. Well let's just say this shot served as an eye opener to me on the world of manual dslr setting, and since then I've been shooting 90% in manual mode, with the occasional stop over in Aperture mode.


Ok, since it is sooo annoyingly hard to upload photos on blogspot.com, I think I'll call it a day. Need to start doing my ENGM assignment.

Until we meet again,

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy.

edit: blogspot is a bitchy flip flop. for some reason it won't allow me to post the full length of the image. so please right click on the image>view in new tab to see it in all its glory. gaaahhh.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The road to saving*coughstealingcough* money

Yo folks.

I've been blessed with an abundance of free time recently - fresh off summer classes and about to proceed into the Fall semester. So, naturally, I found a perfect way to kill time:
Looking for a bunch of DSLR related stuff :)
Oh yes, that's right. I never mentioned it before, but I am proud to announce that I am now the ecstatic owner of a Canon Rebel T1i DSLR and officially a camera geek. :-B.
After looking around on the internet for a place that I can tap into for DSLR related information, I discovered this amazing website. (note: proceed with caution since some of the forum members are capable of posting pictures so beautiful, I guarantee it'll blow your brains away) :

Needless to say, I'm awestruck, brainless, salivating like hell and hooked. However, after looking at the umpteenth picture, I started to think, "If they can blow my brains away, why can't I do the same?". Therefore, I cleverly thought of several ingenious steps which will hopefully propel me to the coveted status of "brain-blower" (not necessarily meant to be done in order):

1. Improve my technique using the gear I currently have, which ain't much
. Smoke whatever they were smoking when they took them psychadelic images.
2. Read up on as much photography books/magazines/journals as possible.
. Smoke whatever they were smoking when they took them psychadelic images.
3. Learn about post-processing images.
. Smoke whatever they were smoking when they took them psychadelic images.
4. Attempt to look at the world from a different perspective.
. Smoke whatever they were smoking when they took them psychadelic images.
5. etc.


which finally brings us to the reason for the title of today's post:

6. Improve the quality of my gear.

or in layman's term

6. Stage a bank heist

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I think I'll continue this post later, it's getting kinda long.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

p.s. stay tuned. I'll be posting my dream gear in the next post. =D

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wickedly Funny

It's raining in Nashville. Very depressing weather. *sigh*

Luckily, my sister gave me the perfect antidote to cure what would otherwise be a very depressing day.

Shout outs to my sistah! YAY!

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Without further ado, allow me to present:

(dun dun dun)

Enjoy. :)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Sunday, August 8, 2010

cool stuff

The little pony jumped over the fence and marched off into the magical world of Shetkaeytia where pink pixies and eccentric elves danced around blue bonfires.

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Is my T1i here yet?

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

(p.s. the elves are camouflaged against the grass. because they're green.)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

White Noise

If you live your life, constantly trying to please everyone around you, you're wasting your time...

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...Easier said than done.

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Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Monday, July 26, 2010

Of Queues and Ethics

Something happened today which sort of irritated me to an extent, that I felt compelled to post it in this blog.

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Let's start with a definition of a word.

No, it's not one of those big, scary, words that cause you to shriek, hide underneath the covers and violently tremble in fear upon hearing them, because they're...well...they're big and scary.

It's a rather common word, that I'm sure most of us have heard at least a dozen times in our life.

Here goes. 1.2.3.

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There. That wasn't so bad now was it?

Now I say "most of us have heard it" because I realized today that, apparently, people fall into either one of these 4 categories

1. Heard of the word and know the meaning.
2. Heard of the word but don't know the meaning.
3. Never heard of the word before.
4. Carrots.

So allow me to enlighten you on the magical word known as "queue".

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Queue (as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary):

2 : a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles

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And in case you folks were wondering what a queue looks like:

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Queueing, in most countries is regarded as a sign of respect and courtesy and also reflects upon the person's upbringing in the unwritten laws of human ethics.To an extreme extent, by queueing in a foreign land, you're not only showcasing your own personal level of maturity, you're also acting as a mini-ambassador for your own respective nations, providing to the onlookers, a small glimpse of the level of "development" of your native homeland.

Note that, "jumping a queue", is not considered queuing. On the contrary, it has the exact opposite effect of queueing whereby an abundance of "evil eyes" and "snarling faces" and thoughts of "This guy's a douche bag!" will be provided on platters of dishes served cold.

Obviously, being the good and angelic people that you are, you wouldn't want that happening to you right?

Make this world a better place. Queue.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy.


just in case you prefer things to be explained in another language. Like...... in....pfft.... I don't know.... Malay?. Here's a quick recap: Fahamilah sistem beratur. Tolonglah beratur selalu. Jangan jadi beg doosh yang suka merumitkan hidup orang lain. Terima Kasih.

Yang Benar,

Ikan Kecil

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bunkface - Escape Dance

I was bored today, decided to make a rhythm/lead guitar cover for Bunkface's song entitled Escape Dance.

I did around 3 takes each for the rhythm and lead parts, so near-perfection is out of the question here.

It took me about 2~3 hours of fiddling with Sony Vegas Pro before I finally figured out how to get the stupid split-screen thingy to work.

And another 5~6 hours to upload the friggin video, courtesy of Malaysia's "faster-than-a-speeding-snail" broadband speed.

At the end of the day, I think that I'm quite pleased with the results, if you guys don't mind me saying so.

So, anyways here's the video open to your scrutiny.


Enjoy =)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Friday, June 25, 2010

I see ignorant people

One of the main reasons why I stopped watching the Brazil-Portugal game last night was because of the hopelessly ignorant commentator.

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What exactly did he do?

He called Julio Cesar and Julio Baptista, Joo-lee-oh instead of Who-lee-oh.

He called Juan Joo-an instead of Who-an

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Now you might be thinking that I'm being extremely nit-picky about the subject, and I have to admit I am being nit-picky, but that does not change the fact that this seriously pissed me off.

Look, it might be acceptable for us regular folks at home watching the game to be oblivious to how you actually pronounce a person's name.

However, if:

1. You're getting paid to speak
2. Whatever you're saying is being broadcast live for the whole world to scrutinize

You'd better be doing your homework, and figure out how to pronounce each player on each teams' names to at least show some courtesy/respect and say his name right. Plus, it's not like Juan and Julio are some exotic names that only show up twice every decade. In fact, Juan ranks at #52 out of 1220 and Julio checks in at #247 for the most popular US baby names of 2009. [courtesy of thinkbabynames.com] Not too shabby.

Is that so freaking hard to do?

Damn. Absolutely ridiculous.

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Oh, and it was 0-0 when I stopped watching the game. I don't know how it ended, nor could I care less. Thank you Mr. Commentator. =)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wishy Washy

I woke up today at 12 noon and thought about this question that my friend once asked me:

It is a magical day, and on this particular day, everyone on the surface of the Earth gets to have ONE wish fulfilled.

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What would yours be?
(and no.. you can't wish "to have more wishes"... that's just....pfft...lame)

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It might seem like a weird question that you normally give the weirdest answers to (i.e. Lifetime supply of ginger ale, have an invisibility cloak, be able to fly etc.).

But try looking past those kinda stuff and think about this question on a more....let's say..."philosophical" level.

You know..... the "what's my purpose in life" kinda way of thinking.

A little bit of soul-searching ain't gonna hurt no one. right?

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Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A feeling I feel when I feel like feeling the feeling I felt before

I had dinner tonight with my family +guests.

Menu: Spanish chicken w/side salad. Absoballylutely delicious.

According to my Umi, it's a pretty easy dish to prepare, so she thought of showing me how to make it earlier this evening. (nanti kat US boleh buat untuk kawan *wink wink*). But alas, I had other plans.


watching Lagenda Budak Setan.
good news = it cost me 5 ringgits for the movie which is dirt-effin-cheap.
bad news = kecewa ngan movie. it was like a headless chicken driving a ferrari on a Malaysian highway; recipe for instant failure)

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Later that evening: 10pm. Had a few drinks....of teh o' ais limau at Awwal Maju, while watching Spain vs. Switzerland. Great Atmosphere. Great Company. As for the match.....

Final Score:

Swiss 1 - 0 Spain

bottom line: kecewa ngan Spain.

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It's now 2 am. I think i've had a pretty mengecewakan day. Nasib baik dinner was top notch. Nak tido...

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Saturday, April 17, 2010


We jammed yesterday. By we, I mean our band, Black Forest Mocha. Friday nights at 12:00 midnight are our routine practice sessions. They usually go up to 2:30am. Then it's off to the common grounds to get some grub to fill some empty stomachs.

Oh yes, and every time we jam together, someone is always "anjing-ed". (If that's even a word. :P). By someone, I mean....... well, names aren't all that important anyways. I think if you know me, you can figure out who that person is ;)

Last night was no exception.

We had a good solid 2 hour jam session, ran through our setlist for an upcoming performance - senior farewell party. It was really after that jam session, that we had the most fun.

Coming up with new types of food:


Masak Lemak Zaki
Mee Goreng Zaki
Zaki Masak Kicap
3 shelled zaki omelette, extra cheese, extra Zaki

and coming up with new movie titles:


Zaki Kong
Star Wars EP II : Attack of the Zaki
The day after Zaki
Lord of the Zakis
Clash of the Zakis
Hairy Zaki and the Prisoner of Zakigaban


Life is Wonderful ain't it?

p.s. oops. I kinda let the names slip now didn't I?

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Ok. So I have an MSE homework due tomorrow. It's freaking annoying. And I haven't started anything yet. whoop de doo. Someone ain't gonna get much sleep tonight.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Quotes of the Day: Day 2

YM: "Today, we escape"

[I've been listening to a lot of Radiohead recently, and this is the lyrics to one of their songs, called 'Exit Music (for a film)'. Insanely sweet. Give it a listen.]

Happy Friday Folks.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quotes of the Day: Day 1

YM: "i am the eggman. you are the eggman. i am the walrus. koo koo katchoo."

YM: "I need a distraction. Now."

YM: "for tomorrow's exams i want to answer "I cannot answer this question, as it is against my religious principles" for a question tomorrow, let's test professor wittig's sense of humor. :P"

(I'm in a random-ish sort of mood today. Hence, my random status)

Since this is the first part of the series, I thought i'd share what my teacher posted on my facebook wall. It's too long for a yahoo messenger or facebook status. So this is probably the best place for me to post it.

"To do all that you want to do does not always require wealth...
Just truck loads of passion,
extra in-built hours,
an unquenchable desire to educate yourself,
a bottomless pit of sacrifice and,
a work smart attitude,
(These things) will drive you in the direction of your dreams...
Be the kind of man the mirror likes to see...
any mirror...
not the ones that give you flattering looks only -
but that of a strong, brave, God-loving,
multi-talented, multi-faceted
and dependable guy whom all will believe in.
Before you know it,
you wil be self-driven and your dreams for yourself will eventuate =)
Providence' way of telling you:
your time is here to do what you desire
and make the Man you want to see in yourself
and be to others."

I leave it open to your interpretation.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

p.s. muse's awesome influence strikes again, as I am once again hooked to one helluva song, in "Resistance". I've been repeating this song on my media player playlist for a while. Right now, I feel like making a cover with me on bass, lead, drums, synth and piano. Tamak much? I know, but it's just one of those things that I just absolutely have to do. Enjoy:


Let's reinvent this blog now shall we?

It's been a long time since my last post. Sometimes I feel bad for not updating this blog, because i've been doing so many exciting stuff that I would like to share with the rest of the world, but never got around to actually doing so, because of this disease that I suffer from, called "laziness".

Besides, I think my real passion for writing is somewhere along the lines of short, memorable quotes that sum my emotions/thoughts for the day.

So, without further ado, I am now starting a new series on this blog, called quotes of the day, which is basically, the quotes that I put up as my status on facebook/yahoo messenger. (and then some miscellaneous stuff, that have to do with life)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Person:

The Person

I am the person
Who sits next to you in class.

I am the person
Who is a bit overweight.

I am the person
Who is laughed at because I am short.

I am the person
Who is picked on because I like computers.

I am the person
Who talks with an accent.

I am the person
Who is always to blame.

I am the person
Who takes the bus home in fear.

But I am also the person

Who is brave enough to wake up

And do it again the next day.

—Jeanette Juarez, Butner Stem

p.s. That haiku that i wrote the other day, made me laugh. What a pathetic attempt at haiku. haha

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day: Several Haiku

Falling H20,
Snow when frozen, rain when not,
Often clear, rarely white

Slowly snow sweeps streets,
Enveloping a pure white,
Leaving none untouched,

Frozen, freezing path,
Blanket embraced me 'till one,
Frosted Flakes for lunch.

Growl Grumble Squirk Squeak,
My stomach weeps in hunger,
"Fill me up", she cries.

(to be cont'd)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hey Jude by Joe Anderson (ost. Across the Universe, originally by The Beatles)

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And any time you feel the pain, Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Na na na na na
na na na na

Hey Jude don't let me down
You have found her now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder

Na na na na na
na na na na Yeah

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, Yeah,Yeah,Yeah

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na, Hey Jude!

Just a song that I was humming tonight. I just realized the beauty of this song and its lyrics in its simplicity. Somehow, The Beatles knew what to expect 40+ years ahead when they wrote this song, which is still extremely relevant in today's ever-changing world.

Before I forget to mention, Across the Universe is a musical-movie worth watching especially for you movie and music aficionados. I loved it. So will you :)


Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

p.s. Double post night! Whoop de DOO



Some people interpret this word as the thing they see when they look into a mirror.

Some people interpret this word as the person that everyone else looks at when they look at them.

Some people interpret this word as that gosh-darn gorgeous person staring back at them when they look into a mirror, while thinking "Wow, I hope people look at me in the exact same way."

Some people interpret this word as the only way to remind themselves of what has been done and how it affects other people.

Some people interpret this word as the moment when their ego and vanity is tossed aside and reality and humility checks in.

Some people interpret this word as the only time when they truly appreciate god's gift of life and how lucky they are to be surrounded by the people that they love.

Then again, a reflection might simply mean light shining onto a surface and bouncing off onto another...Yet in its simplicity, it captures the gist of the word "reflection".

p.s. Just some random rants, it might not make much sense, but somehow it did to me while I was writing it. I guess I must've been sleepy/high/a combination

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

Friday, January 15, 2010

Stay Away - L'arc En Ciel

I am purposely making this post in order to share with y'all this song that has been stuck at the back of my head for....3 days now. It's an awesome song, with an even more awesomely-droolworthy bass-line. HYDE+Tetsu+Ken+Yukihiro=JRock Virtuosos XD. And for all of you weirdo-aficionados out there (including me), check out the last minute-or-so segment of the video; an odd blend of creativity, craziness and humor :).

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. 2 posts within 10 minutes of each other = clear indication of boredom :)

Random Rants

I felt like I needed to create a Random Post about Random things that I do in life Randomly. So, without further ado.... :)

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Rec Center
2. Who are you in love with?
For me to know, and for you to find out.
3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
The bottle cap of my laundry detergent
5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Earlier Today, at around 1:25pm-ish
6. Are you wearing socks right now?
7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?
8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
10. Are you hot?
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Gold Peak Ice Tea Sweetened
12. What are you wearing right now?
A "guitar" t-shirt and corduroy pants
13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
14. Last food that you ate?
M&M's Dark Chocolate Peanuts (really good)
15. Where were you last week at this time?
Karaoke-ing at Memorial House.... I think
16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
17. When is the last time you ran?
4 Hours ago
18. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Basketball @ Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium
19. What is your favorite animal?
Fish, Cat and Hamster. It's a tie.... Maybe leaning more towards fish.
20. Your dream vacation?
All-paid-for trip to Seattle, and watching the Seattle Mariners play at Safeco Field.... Or a tour around Europe. (I would like to go to Seattle first though)
21. Last person's house you were in?
Syun's place
22. Worst injury you've ever had?
Bike Accident :P
1. Badly Gashed Forehead/Cheek/Shoulders/Hands
2. Bruised Left Eye
3. Hairline fracture of left eye socket. (No surgery)

Time of recovery: 2 weeks (Alhamdulillah :D)
23. Have you been in love?
24. Do you miss anyone right now?
25. Last play you saw?
"Air Con" at KLPac
26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
27. What are your plans for tonight?
Have some cheesecake (possibly), study Math 155b, practice Bass, sleep
28. Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
I don't know/ can't remember
29. Next trip you are going to take?
Wherever the Midwest games are scheduled to be held/Skiing somewhere/Seattle/Home Sweet Malaysia
30. Ever go to camp?
31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Not sure... Maybe?
32. What do you want to know about the future?
Will I be a good parent?
33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
35. Where is your best friend?
In Malaysia and in Nashville... It should read friend(s)...btw
36. How is your best friend?
Funny, trustworthy, outgoing, happy-go-lucky attitude towards life, and many more :)
37. Do you have a tan?
If you consider the slightly dark shade of my skin a tan... then.... sure....
38. What are you listening to right now?
Stay Away - L'arc En Ciel
39. Do you collect anything?
I would like to, but not yet as of right now
40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
For me to know, and for you to never find out ;)
41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
Ride back from Walmart (Hilmi.... XD)
42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
43. What does your last text message say?
Salam, cik *** ******... roti awk ade ngan sy..bila2 nk, btaw la ek...nnti expired lak roti tu..
44. Do you like hot sauce?
45. Last time you took a shower?
This Morning
46. Do you need to do laundry?
47. What is your heritage?
Syed ...... Bin-Yahya
48. Are you someone's best friend?
Yes, I would like to think so :)
49. Are you rich?
I wish
50. What were you doing at 12AM last night?

So, that was 50 Random facts about me, listed in a Random order. Hope you enjoyed it :)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. This might just become a monthly tradition XD

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A new day, A new way, Hellllloo Spring Semester 2010!

*sniffs air.....

Little Fishy (thinks) : Smells like.... vegetable omelet, tater-tots and chocolate milk. Yup, school has definitely started at Vanderbilt.


When do we go on summer vacation again?

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First Song (Song Title Still Undecided)

First big news of 2010 for the F.I.A.D. crew: we've finally completed 80% of our first song. There are still some parts of the song that could do with a little bit of modification, but overall, the parts for lead, rhythm, bass and drums are more or less finalized.

I would probably say that our first venture into song writing sounds something like a cross between Bunkface, Bullet for my Valentine (without the screamo), Dir En Grey/L'Arc-en-Ciel with a hint of Coldplay.

The next logical step would be: write lyrics, insert vocals and clean up on the song delivery. Since we want the lyrics to be catchy and yet MEANINGFUL, this part will likely take a considerable amount of time. (note: emphasis on the word Meaningful, because as of late, more and more bands are going with the whole "catchy beat and catchy rhythm ftw.... who the f*** cares about the lyrics anyways....." approach to creating a song, which to me, is a disgrace to the the art of song writing. If you're gonna write a song, don't do a half-a**ed job of it by writing sloppy, thoughtless lyrics...agreed?)

I will post the song up as soon as I am able to.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. If anyone has any ideas for our song title, feel free to leave your suggestions down below. Thanks

Monday, January 4, 2010

Au Revoir 2009, Hello 2010! (Cont'd)

Sorry for the delay between the first post and this one. I've been a bit busy with things I didn't initially want to be occupied with (i.e. work :S)



The plan was carried out almost to the dot; 9:25 at West, getting on the bus at 9:55, arriving at Downtown at 10:05pm. There we were, at downtown Nashville, 2 hours early for the New Year Celebration. It was then that I realized, if you don't drink alcohol or if you're not a clubbing person, then there is absolutely no point in arriving early.

To sum up what we did during the 2 hours of wait = walk > picture time > pose > walk > picture time > pose, rinse and repeat.

Oh yes, just in case I forget, the supposed "80 foot guitar" was more like..... 6 . Total Letdown... pfft... Way to go Nashville...

2 hours later...

10...9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

5 minutes later, the fireworks ended. To quote what one of the 18 mobsters said, "Ha? Tu je?"...

And so began the gruelling 1hr 15 min trek back to Vanderbilt.

Summary of New Year's Eve 2009/2010 at Nashville = "Belum cuba belum tahu, sekarang dah tahu, TAK DAPEK LA EDEN NAK PI TAHUN!"

It was a cold night...A very very cold night...In more ways than one.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

Friday, January 1, 2010

Au Revoir 2009, Hello 2010!

31 December 2009, 4:30pm:

Fishy Drummer: BZZZ

Little Fish: ?

Fishy Drummer: Nk g downtown tak ari ni?

And so began the great downtown plan to usher in a new year.

The plan:

2125hrs - Meet up outside West House
2205hrs - Arrive downtown
2206-2350hrs - Explore the sights and smells of New Year's Eve at downtown Nashville
2359.50hrs - 10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..............

Well that was the plan, but what actually happened will be described at greater length in my upcoming post. Stay tuned folks.

Happy New Year

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy