Saturday, September 22, 2007

Che'Nelle: Things Happen For A Reason

Product Info 產品资料
Artist(s) 歌手名稱: Che'Nelle;
Album 专辑名称: Things Happen For A Reason;
Release Date 出版日期: 25/09/2007;
Language 語言: English;
Genre 音樂格式: Dancehall, R&B, Hip-Hop Reggaeton;
Publisher 出品商: Capitol Records;

Track Listing
01. I Fell In Love With The DJ
02. Club Jumpin'
03. Teach Me How To Dance
04. Hurry Up
05. Right Back
06. Mantaker
07. When Will We Meet Again
08. Lookin'
09. Stick With Me
10. Summer Jam
11. My Pledge
12. 2nd Nature
13. I Can't Make You Love Me - Interlude
14. I Fell In Love With The DJ (Remix) Featuring Cham
15. Outro

My Thoughts
I fell in love with the DJ (DJ)
Banging til we hear somebody say ooh ooh ooh
I fell in love with the DJ (DJ)
Getting intoxicated every weekend
He make my heart go ooh ooh ooh

Those were the catchy lines playing in my head... again, and again, after Seth.frost came to me, "Dude, u know that girl - Che'Nelle? From Sabah 1...". I said:"nope... what's with this gal?"

He youtubed her Hit MTV - I Fell In Love With The DJ, featuring Cham, and whole morning, we go ooh ooh ooh.

Besides she can sing in different style, she wrote her own songs/music too. A talented girl with a unique+chacter voice.

If you like dance, hip-hop, raggae, R&B, perhaps you would like to check it out.

Che’Nelle is a young Rhythm And Blues soul, reggaeton singer/songwriter, producer signed to Virgin Records America. She was born on March 10, 1983 as Cheryline Lim in Sabah, Malaysia to a Chinese Malaysian father and Indian-Dutch mother.

from Wikipedia

Check out the Hit Music Video - I Fell In Love With The DJ, featuring Cham

External Link: - Che'Nelle;
:::Che'Nelle: Debut Album Things Happen For A Reason::::;
Che'Nelle(シャネル)OFFICIAL WEB SITE (Japan);
Asiance Magazine;

This item is available at:
• Fantasy Music Centre;
• Victoria Music Centre;
Rock Corner;

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Battle for Iwo Jima: The Complete Collector's Edition

Release Date 日期: ;
Languages 語言: ;
Running Time: 90 minutes;
Director 導演: Clint Eastwood;
Artist(s) 主演: ;
Trailer 預告短片: ;
Watched it at: -

Product Info 產品资料
Region Code DVD區碼: 3;
Video Format 影像格式: NTSC;
Screen Format 影片畫面: 16:9 Widescreen;
Audio Specs 影片聲音:
- Cantonese: Dolby Digital ES 6.1, Dolby Digital EX 5.1;
- Mandarin: Dolby Digital EX 5.1;
Release Date 出版日期: 15/05/2007;
Language 語言: English 英語, Japanese 日語;
Subtitle 字幕: English 英文, Traditional Chinese 繁體中文;
Remarks 特別收錄: ;


Synopsis 故事摘要: - taken from
In 2006, renowned actor/director Clint Eastwood presented two critically acclaimed WWII companion films about the Battle of Iwo Jima, approaching the same battlefield from two different perspectives. On the Japanese side, Letters from Iwo Jima recalls the final days of the Japanese soldiers stationed at Iwo Jima through the letters they left behind. On the American side, Flags of Our Fathers follows the soldiers who raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi in the iconic picture that came to symbolize Iwo Jima in the United States. Both films carry strong, starkly human messages about the devastation of war and the heroes that come of them.

Flags of Our Fathers, starring Jesse Bradford, Ryan Phillippe, and Rene Gagnon, jumps back and forth between the battlefield and the soldiers' no less taxing post-war experience when they are welcomed home as heroes, and then reluctantly paraded around the country on a government public relations campaign. While Flags of Our Fathers covers the cynical politics and psychological aftermath of war, Letters from Iwo Jima, starring Watanabe Ken and Ninomiya Kazunari of Arashi, returns to more humanistic roots, focusing squarely on the individuals who gave their lives on the island.

(find out more).

My thoughts 我的感言:
War Movies half a century ago, are always about Nazi Troops, Japanese Army, or Viet Cong as the bad guys, where as US Army are the good guys (at least that's what Hollywood wanted us to believe).

Well... politically, there might be some truth in it. However, the fact is, when it comes to War, regardless of which sides, they are equally ugly, and brutal. Because they are only soldiers that carrying duties/orders, to excecute monstrous acts.

You'll find the War Movies today, are different from then. A Good War Film in our time, will tell stories from a soldier's perspective. There are more senses and human elements touched. How would a soldier behave/feel, when his/her companion is killed... pointing out the fact that WAR IS UGLY. War shouldn't happen at all. It's all politicians/warlords game.

And these are the movies/stories, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood wanted to tell.


External Links
Flags of Our Fathers Movie | Official Site;
Letters from Iwo Jima Movie | Official Site;
Flags of Our Fathers Movie | Wikipedia;
Letters from Iwo Jima Movie | Wikipedia;
Battle of Iwo Jima | Wikipedia;

This item is available at: (localised version, lower price).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Picross DS - part 2

YEAH!!! Finally arrived yesterday (read this).

This game ROX!!! It looked simple, yet very challenging...and EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE!!!

Try out the online version HERE.

External Links
Nintendo site

This item is available at:;

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Read also:
Picross DS;

Monday, September 17, 2007

The BirdHouse (Movie)

Release Date 日期: 05/04/2007;
Languages 語言: Mandarin 華語, Hokkien 福健;
Running Time: 97 minutes;
Director 導演: Khoo Eng Yow 邱涌耀;
Artist(s) 主演: Lee Kiat Lee 李杰尔, Loh Bak Lai 罗木来, Lim Eng Beng 林永铭;
Trailer 預告短片: The Bird House 鸟屋;
Watched it at: -

Product Info 產品资料
Region Code DVD區碼: ALL;
Video Format 影像格式: Simple;
Screen Format 影片畫面: 4x3 Widescreen;
Audio Specs 影片聲音: Dolby Stereo;
Release Date 出版日期: 02/08/2007;
Language 語言: Mandarin 華語, Hokkien 福健;
Subtitle 字幕: English 英文, Traditional Chinese 繁體中文, Simplified Chinese 簡體中文;
Remarks 特別收錄: ;


Synopsis 故事摘要: - taken from
The Bird House takes you into the lives of a family affected by heritage conservation. Two brothers oppose one another’s attempts to exploit their gazetted house in the historical city of Melaka.

The uncouth Hua hopes to venture into the birds’ nest market - but he would have to convert the house into a large bird house, without alerting the authorities. Keat, however, plans to save the home.

Meanwhile, the aging father says little but feels everything.

Beautifully shot on location in Melaka, The Bird House is the first feature film by Khoo Eng Yow, the director of the acclaimed documentary, Ah Kew The Digger.
(find out more)


Film Festivals

My thoughts 我的感言:
- coming soon -

penman and wildchild were featured in this movie!!!


External Links
Official Site;

This item is available at:
Rock Corner;;

Secret: Original Movie Soundtrack (Limited Edition) |
不能說的秘密: 電影原聲帶 (限量版)

Product Info 產品资料
Artist(s) 歌手名稱: Soundtrack 電影原聲帶;
Album 专辑名称: Secret: Original Movie Soundtrack (Limited Edition) | 不能說的秘密: 電影原聲帶 (限量版);
Release Date 出版日期: 23/08/2007;
Language 語言: Mandarin 華語;
Publisher 出品商: Sony BMG, JVR Music International Ltd;

from 取之於
Having already proven his acting chops and box office draw with the blockbusters Initial D and Curse of the Golden Flower, Taiwanese singer Jay Chou makes his directorial debut in 2007 with the romantic drama Secret. Jay stars as a high school student who has just transferred to a new school known for its music program. He meets and falls in love with a cute and mysterious classmate (Guey Lun Mei, Blue Gate Crossing), but she has a secret that can tear them apart. A gentle mix of music and puppy love, this sweet and subtle film adds another notch to Jay's long list of accomplishments.

Other than starring, directing, and creating the story for the film, Jay also took care of the music, which plays a key role in Secret. The soundtrack comes with the film's score and four theme songs, including title theme Secret, a soft British-style rock number with moving melody and lyrics.

This edition comes with a 100-page booklet containing stills from the film.

「這是一個不能說的祕密」這句話是葉湘倫(周杰倫飾)和路小雨(桂綸鎂飾)這場愛情之旅的開場白,兩人是音樂系的同班同學,一首神祕的鋼琴曲促使兩人相遇. 兩人純真的愛情如同美妙的音符跳動著,但小雨心中的祕密,卻常讓湘倫摸不著頭緒。一次,兩人的約定,卻因為一場誤會而讓小雨從此消失於湘倫生活之中………


《不能說的秘密》原聲帶CD收錄:包括由再次與方文山聯手創作、Jay主唱的電影主題曲「不能說的秘密」、名詞人黃俊郎首度現聲「女孩別為我哭泣」、江語晨初試啼聲之作「晴天娃娃」和姚蘇蓉的老歌「情人的眼淚」,以及21首周杰倫和泰國配樂大師Terdsak Janpan聯手炮製的電影配樂。


Track Listing
01 01. Opening 2'26"
02. 腳踏車 2'17" 曲: 周杰倫+Terdsak Janpan 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
03. 早操 1'34" 曲: 周杰倫 Piano: 周杰倫
04. 淡水海邊 1'03" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
05. 鬥琴 1'13" Ⅰ. 蕭邦黑鍵練習曲 改編: 周杰倫 Ⅱ. 蕭邦升C小調圓舞曲 改編: 周杰倫 Ⅲ. 曲: 詹宇豪 Piano: 詹宇豪
06. 湘倫小雨四手聯彈 0'38" 曲: 周杰倫 Piano: 陳承麒、黃婉琦
07. Ride With Me 1'26" Composed and Arranged: Terdsak Janpan Mixed by: Toysakie
08. 父與子 2'15" 曲: 周杰倫+Terdsak Janpan 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
09. 情人的眼淚 (演唱: 姚蘇蓉) 5'57" 曲: 杜芬 詞: 狄薏
10. First Kiss 1'29" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
11. 女孩別為我哭泣 (演唱: 黃俊郎) 1'19" 曲: 周杰倫 詞: 黃俊郎 編曲: 林邁可 (Michael Lin)
12. 晴天娃娃 (演唱: 江語晨) 2'29" 曲: 周杰倫 詞: 周杰倫 編曲: 林邁可 (Michael Lin)
13. 阿郎與阿寶 2'18" 曲: 周杰倫+Terdsak Janpan 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
14. 與父共舞 1'23" Composed and Arranged: Terdsak Janpan Mixed by: Toysakie
15. 路小雨 1'37" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan Piano: 周杰倫
16. The Swan 2'30" Saint-Sa?ns's (Transcription by Leopold Godowsky) 改編自聖桑 (Camille Saint-Sa?ns 1835-1921): 動物狂歡節-《天鵝》 Piano: 周杰倫弦樂團: 長榮交響樂團
17. Flash Back 3'16" Composed and Arranged: Terdsak Janpan Mixed by: Toysakie
18. Secret (慢板) 1'05" 曲: 周杰倫+Terdsak Janpan Piano: 黃婉琦
19. Angel 1'51" Composed and Arranged: Terdsak Janpan Mixed by: Toysakie
20. 小雨寫立可白Ⅰ 1'13" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
21. 小雨寫立可白Ⅱ 1'38" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
22. Secret (加長快板) 1'23" 曲: 周杰倫 Piano: 詹宇豪
23. 琴房 1'39" 曲: 周杰倫+Terdsak Janpan 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
24. Ending 1'23" 曲: 周杰倫 編曲: Terdsak Janpan
25. 不能說的秘密 4'56" 曲: 周杰倫 詞: 方文山 編曲: 林邁可 (Michael Lin)

My Thoughts
This soundtrack brings back all the moments from the movie. Jay Chou 周杰倫 & Mr Terdsak Janpan had really did a good job to the scores and music pieces. I say it's on par with Hollywood standard.

Listening to the tracks, while flipping through the booklet, takes me back to the movie again. I'm still as excited about this movie as that night I watched it.

If you like listening to soundtracks, and you enjoyed watching Secret, then this is definitely a CD you wouldn't want to miss out.

External Link:
Jay Chou Studio;
周杰倫官方網站 Jay Chou Official Website;
杰威爾音樂 JVR Music;

This item is available at:;
• Victoria Music Centre;
Rock Corner;

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Read also:
Secret 不能說的秘密;

Christmas in September

I've made some orders from Play-Asia, YesAsia, Amazon, and individuals (friends) within the last 5 weeks. I was quite worried, 'cos some of these items were on "Order Shipped" Status for more than 2 weeks.

However, all the doubts+fears are cleared!!!


Because all of them arrived this morning!!!

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Read also:
Picross DS - part 2;
The BirdHouse (Movie);
Secret: Original Movie Soundtrack (Limited Edition) | 不能說的秘密: 電影原聲帶 (限量版);
• Transformers: The Animated Movie (comic);
• Gyakuten Saiban 3 (Best Price) / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations (DS);

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Transformers: The Movie
20th Anniversary Edition
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Product Info 產品资料
Artist(s) 歌手名稱: Various Artists;
Album 专辑名称: Transformers: The Movie | 20th Anniversary Edition (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release Date 出版日期: 29/05/2007 (reissue);
Genre: Soundtrack;
Publisher 出品商: Sony BMG;

Track Listing
01. The Touch - Stan Bush;
02. Instruments Of Destruction - N.R.G.;
03. Death Of Optimus Prime - Vince DiCola;
04. Dare - Stan Bush;
05. Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way - Spectre General;
06. The Transformers (Theme) - Lion;
07. Escape - Vince DiCola;
08. Hunger - Spectre General;
09. Autobot/Decepticon Battle - Vince DiCola;
10. Dare To Be Stupid - 'Weird Al' Yankovic;
11. Medley: Unicron Medley - Vince DiCola;
12. Moon Base 2 - Shuttle Launch - Vince DiCola;
13. Megatron Must Be Stopped - Vince DiCola;
14. The Transformers (Theme) - Stan Bush;

My Thoughts
I've been looking for this soundtrack, like more than a decade by now. I saw the LP version once, while I was in UK back in 1990. However, I didn't have a turntable back then, so didn't get it. And you can't get the CD version from any of the local stores. With the released of Transformers: The Movie (20th Anniversary Edition) DVD, this soundtrack becomes available again. I got this from

It's so great to finally got something you wanted it so much when you were a kid. Not to mention, I can tell you the movie scenes from each tracks.


External Links
Legacy Recordings;

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Wong Lo Kat 王老吉


"Wong Lo Kat" (herbal drink) is a traditional herbal drink, a remedy to cool your body, if you have fever, sore throat, ulcers, etc...

It's a popular house hold brand among the Chinese families. My dad used to make this drink for me, when I was young. It's extremely BITTER, but absolutely effective for me.

You can either buy a factory sealed pack from a Chinese Medicine shop, take home and boil it... or you can drink at the shop.

Due to its bitterness, and the busy lifestyle that we are in, it's unlikely we will go through the trouble to make it ourselves at home, neither we'll visit the store to drink it. To counter that, someone had come up with a solution, to suit our modern days lifestyle. I present you - Wong Lo Kat... in can!!!

My Thoughts
I find this very smart! Very convenient! You can either serve it cold or hot.

I nearly forgot to mention, it isn't bitter at all. To cater for general crowd, it contained a little bit of sweetness. But the senior people always claim that, it'll be less effective, if it's sweet. However, when I asked, how does the sweetening will effect the results... I get no reply. So I let you figure it out~lah.


I see this as a replacement for your carbonated drink!!!

Currently there's a introductory promotion, buy a pack of 6, and you get 1 can FREE!!!

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