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Month: June 2009

So sad, good things don’t last. RIP MJ

So sad, good things don’t last. RIP MJ

Twitter, Plurk, Facebook were buzzing with the news of Michael Jackson’s death. I was at first sceptic about it. Hey, a King, or King of Pop don’t just drop dead like that, but he was only human It was only when I linked on all the links (like after 12 hours from the initial out pour of messages) I acknowledge his death. Despite of not listening to his songs now, I still have great memories of his songs. Who could actually make zombies dance? Him. His moonwalk and other signature dance moves, who else can rival him? None. I am going to miss him.

The above video is part of a playlist on MTV.com. The playlist link is here. This is the first time I am using materials from MTV.com. There are lots of resticted to region videos, which I dislike. If there is any error, please post a comment.

Here is a playlist of Michael Jackson’s songs on Youtube.

Music Journey: Overused chords

Music Journey: Overused chords

Here are 6 wonderful friends who bunched together to sing parts of 6 different songs which have the same 4 chords to them. I showed this video on Plurk and my camp-mates. Some went wow over it. The 6 peeps are:

I hope I got most of the links correct… The songs are namely:

  • Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas
  • No One – Alicia Keys
  • Realize – Colbie Caillat & Jason Reeves
  • Superman – Five For Fighting
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Not convinced? Try the next video. 36 songs using the same 4 chords:

Pardon that badly pitched voice (not mine). Anyway, there are only so many permutations of the musical notes that people can actually use to sing. Soon, it will all boil down to the singer, the lyrics and the branding to market the song as new, no matter how used the chords are.

Blog of the Week: My Milk Toof

Blog of the Week: My Milk Toof

Here goes the first blog on this series: My Milk Toof. Pictures are a thousand of words. Indeed, this blog uses photos, with the aid of captions to tell stories about two teeth. The author, Inhae tells stories of the daily life of the teeth, ickle and Lardee.Click away into their cuteness!

Links:

Jogathon @ MacRitchie

Jogathon @ MacRitchie

In one of the earlier post, I mentioned about the upcoming Jogathon. I forgotten to post up the details of the event. I am lazy to phrase everything in my own words (my JC GP tutors are going to kill me :-P), so here is the word for word version:

Dear friends and alumni,

We are welcoming you back to the YJC family to join us in our annual Jogathon. We are also raising funds for college improvement programs to benefit future generations of YJCians. Do join us for a meaningful day of good fun and healthy living. We look forward to your presence and generous support!

Jogathon 09
Date: 3rd July 2009
Time: 330pm
Venue: MacRitchie Reservoir

For all participation and donation enquiries, please contact Mr Toh Shihua at toh_shihua@moe.edu.sg or 62579873 ext. 353.

Edit: The Jogathon 09 got canceled due to the worsening of the H1N1 situation here in Singapore. I was kind of disappointed, but now looking forward to next year’s!

Twitter in Class

Twitter in Class

How cool is it to have Twitter as a class discussion tool? I would not mind trying it out, but that is only if the majority of the class is willing to take part in this experiment. One professor in UT Dallas actually did this experiment, and it worked in a classroom environment. I am curious to see what would have happened if this experiment is applied to a lecture environment. Will it cause a trend with 200 students tweeting at the same time, using the same #hashtag? Or will it flop?

Exams are over!

Exams are over!

Yeah!!!  OK. This set of exams was over 2 days ago. I screwed my last paper. I was tired from doing duty for four days. I didn’t know my limit. Now I know better. Still, I could answer all the questions and hopefully all the papers have a pass grade printed on my report card. Anyway, all I can do is to wait for the results. In the meantime, I am hunting for scholarships for SMU. My mum said only 1/8th of the applicants are successful. Stressed. Well, another challenge for me.

Recently, my Facebook got a small mushroom of activities, all YJC related. Jogathon 2009 is here. I was contacted by the teacher-in-charge, Mr Toh Shi Hua for a request on posting a message on the largest YJC group (over 1.5k members by far) I am administering. There were plenty of unsolicited messages before. Hence, I stated that any of such message would be removed. (I recently edited it to unrelated to school.) In addition of adding this information provided to the group, I created an event for it too. Hopefully, some alumni will still come despite that it will be on a Friday. Please, there is at least a month of advance notification. The result of this: friend requests from people I don’t really know and more messages to my bloated inbox (I don’t practice deleting messages. Facebook gives us unlimited space. Why waste it?). I am attending it, if you guys want to know.

I recently upgraded my blog to the latest version. It was not exactly a painless process. I had to manually update the files as the automated script went bonkers somehow. In the process, I had to recreate the configuration file as I accidentally deleted the old one. While doing this, I checked my Nuffnang (I didn’t check for ages). I was surprised that there are ads running on my blog. Gee… Thanks!

To end of, here is a MV hosted on Youtube: