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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2008 1 comment

This entry is probably published a little late, but by the magic of WordPress’s timestamp editing feature, it seems to have been posted early on Christmas Day.

Well, anyway, here’s wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!


Actually, the real reason why I publish this entry is because I found a very interesting Christmas song on YouTube.

Have a look.

I mean, have a listen.

The song was done in Mario Paint, released in 1992 for the SNES. Don’t you think that the song produced is rather cute?

What is more interesting is that despite the limitation of Mario Paint (most notably the maximum limit of 3 notes at a time), adolfobaez, the composer, has managed to create a decent rendition of the song.

Here are other songs by the same person.

Summer Nights from Grease.

I Get Around by Beach Boys.

Check out more of his videos. If you like games, you’ll find many of his songs familiar.

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It’s Real

December 16, 2008 2 comments

I first heard of Olivia Ong on DK’s blog back in March. I dismissed Olivia Ong as just another Singaporean artist.

That was until one fine day when I was doing my final year project (FYP), I was bored and started looking for songs to accompany me all the way through the night. I immediately got hooked to two of her songs: Make It Mutual and Make It Together.

There was something about her voice that is pretty much addictive, not to mention that she is pretty too. For days on end, I would repeat the two songs over and over again, even with the sucky sound quality. In fact, it was exactly the two songs that I put on repeat as I was finalizing my FYP report and paper. On hindsight, I probably should have mentioned her name in the acknowledgments section of the report.

Since then, I’ve been listening to Olivia’s songs on IMEEM (hey, I didn’t have so much money to spend on actual CDs as a student ;)). It didn’t matter that many of her songs on IMEEM were just one-minute samples. I even bookmarked two of her playlists as favourites, and I would play the two playlists (again on repeat) as I completed my FYP.

Many months passed and I started working. Gradually, I stopped listening to her songs.

Another fine day, Daphne SMSed me to tell me that she got hold of Olivia’s album entitled Best of Olivia Ong. Old flames flared again I screamed (in the SMS) in jealousy, and being nice, she shared the album later. 😀

I got hooked all over again, and a couple of weeks later when I got my pay, I rewarded myself with another album: precious stones (yup it’s all in lowercase). I wasn’t exaggerating when I said that for at least the next one month, my playlist at work consisted of the songs from the two albums (I seem to have a thing with the number two and Olivia Ong), and nothing else.

Here’s another song from precious stones that I’ve been, and still am hooked to now.

Hooked,
hendri

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