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Pardon me, Friends... This is the Final Update for Today... 
4th-Aug-2003 10:28 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
Wednesday, July 30th 2003

Met up with Sparrow for dinner. Am very grateful to her for enabling me to meet a senior at the university where I will hopefully be soon. Had dinner at Tampines Mall. Saw a shop which did T-Shirt transfers. Saw an Attack of the Clones transfer which was Yoda-centric. Happiness attack resulted. ; )

Thursday, July 31st 2003

Met up with Sparrow for lunch, this time also with two more seniors. Much thanks again! *beams* After lunch, we headed off to Jasons’, but not before stopping by Out of the Pan for passionfruit sorbet (my fault), which Sparrow says wakes you up better than coffee. Is tangy. ; ) Also went to the Body Shop and spent a lot of time looking. I like the | Mango | and | Brazil Nut | moisturizers. (Which they call Body Butters.) Sparrow likes the Mango and | Grape Seed | ones. Naturally it being the Body Shop, they are wince-inducingly expensive.

Joined JN, Xiu and D for KTV at Cuppage Plaza. That place has the best KTV lounges I’ve seen so far. Then we went clothes shopping. U2 has a 20% discount at its Orchard Emerald/OG branch. Bought yet another article of black clothing to add to my collection. (I just like black.)

Then met up with my family for an extended-family dinner. Sibling and I wanted to go to "see fish". This is in reference to the fish tanks with live fish which are in full view of the restaurant’s patrons. We asked Second Youngest Cousin along. (She’s seven next month, as she will tell you.) Youngest Cousin, who is five, followed enthusiastically. He reminds me of a young Star Wars: The Phantom Menace-era Anakin Skywalker. (Shh. I know I’m strange.) The fish tanks are two-tiered, so Sibling and I had to pick up a cousin each so that they could see into the top tanks.

Youngst Cousin proclaimed that the smallest luohan (Flower Horn) fish in the tank looked like Nemo. (Had been thinking the same thing. Go us!) And young children (when clean) smell nice. Like babies (when they are clean). Youngest Cousin, freshly-bathed, smelled like soap powder. Somehow, that was nice. ^_^

Also, Sibling and I were singing Evanescence songs at the dinner table. Started off with “My Last Breath”. And then we began assigning them to relevant characters and scenes in Carol Berg’s Rai-Kirah trilogy. Evanescence, to me, says/sings all the Pretty Angsty Things, and so very beautifully, too.

Thus: “My Last Breath” lyrics:



"My Last Breath", Evanescence

Hold on to me, love
You know I can't stay long
All I wanted to say was
I love you and I'm not afraid

Can you hear me?
Can you feel me in your arms
Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you

Sweet raptured light
It ends here tonight.

I'll miss the winter
A world of fragile things
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree (you will find me)

I know you hear me,
I can taste it in your tears
Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you

Sweet raptured light,
It ends here tonight.

Closing your eyes to disappear
You pray your dreams will leave you here,
But still you wake and know the truth -
No one's there.

Say goodnight, don't be afraid
Calling me, holding me, as you fade to black.

(Say goodnight) Holding my last breath
(Don't be afraid) Safe inside myself
(Holding me) Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light,
It ends here tonight.

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light,
It ends here tonight.

Holding my last breath...



Somehow very appropriate to two of Ewan McGregor’s more high-profile screen roles in the Phantom Menace and Moulin Rouge.



It’s the death scenes in those films. Ewan as Obi-Wan Kenobi and dying Qui-Gon. Ewan as Christian and dying Satine. Disturbing parallels. Even the way he holds them is the same. Except the way he grieves.

Comments 
4th-Aug-2003 07:44 am (UTC)
ooh, food... sounds like fun... *envies*
6th-Aug-2003 08:05 am (UTC)
It was ^_^ We shall have fun when you get back too! *smile*
6th-Aug-2003 04:15 pm (UTC)
You'd have to be back too, from Europe. : )
4th-Aug-2003 09:18 am (UTC) - Gee....
You really hold out on your posts and barrage us with oh so many of them at one time, non?
6th-Aug-2003 07:42 am (UTC)
Oui, mon ami! ; )

(I actually have no idea if that is right.)

*laughter*

*hides*

Pardon me, yes, I do. ; ) As risax once said about my updates - "When it rains, it pours."
4th-Aug-2003 08:51 pm (UTC)
O.O Oh..I must hear the results of the Carol Berg/Evanescence assignments! I would be really interested to see what you came up with.
1)Mind if I add you to my friends list?
2)IM/E-mail with those results! PRETTY PLEASE!!! ^.^ (my e-mail and SN are on my profile)
6th-Aug-2003 08:04 am (UTC)
Definitely! I'm so glad to find another Carol Berg fan! *delight* Have added you back! ^_^ Thank you for adding me! *smiles and cannot stop*

No problem! ; ) I can put them up now too ^_^

Speaking of which, I've just noticed - Your icon! "Breathe into me" - From "Bring Me to Life"?

1. "Bring Me to Life" – This song works for so many characters and so many situations! ^_^

Wake me up inside

Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run
Before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I’ve become


The chorus - Definitely Seyonne in Transformation, before his return to Dael Ezzar - when he still thought his melydda was gone forever.

It just occurred to me that this song could also work for those of Kir Navarrin, too - and even for You Know Who in Tyrrad Nor. ^_^ The whole idea of that demon world of ice, knowing the warmth of humanity but never being able to truly recapture all it was - It's perfect for "Breathe into me and make me real". All the Gastai tried to do but could never accomplish.

Even for Aleksander and Seyonne’s relationship – about how Seyonne felt that Aleksander’s eyes could look into him? How can you see into my eyes like open doors?

2. "Everybody's Fool" - Aleksander's fall from grace? That is, if you ignore the gender in the song ^_^ "Look, here she comes now... Bow down and stare in wonder..." And "Somehow now you're everybody's fool..." for the beginning of Restoration, when the palace is falling apart around him.

3. Going Under – “Now I will tell you what I’ve done for you – Fifty thousand tears I’ve cried / Screaming, deceiving and bleeding you / But you still won’t hear me” – Definitely a Seyonne and Ezzaria song. “You still won’t hear me” – it fits the “You are unclean” mentality that the Ezzarians adopt.

4. My Immortal – The name of this song sounds like a good name for Valdis. ^_^ It has the aura. ^_^

5. And of course, “Taking Over Me”.

Different lines would apply for different situations –

But the title, and:

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside that are
Just like you are taking over
-

Absolutely perfect for one of the main themes/issues of the entire Rai-Kirah series. Possession. For Aleksander and Denas, for Aleksander and the curse, for just about every other demon-infested human – this is for them.

I'd love to hear what you think of Carol Berg ^_^
5th-Aug-2003 10:21 pm (UTC) - So...
...when can we meet up for tea this week? *niko niko*
6th-Aug-2003 08:11 am (UTC) - *hugs you*
*smiles*

Soon? ; ) Are you free this Friday afternoon? ^_^
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