Thursday, June 21, 2012

Love Is A Four Letter Word

When there is love, I can't wait to talk about it
When things get rough, I like to walk with you 
Or when it's night, I like to be the light that's missing
And remind you every minute of the future isn't written 
Now get it
- Jason Mraz in Everything Is Sound

Why Jason Mraz all of sudden? Hehe. That’s right! Went to his concert last night: Tour Is A Four Letter Word at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. I got really excited to see him because I love his music (he’s a truly musical genius) and the ticket prices are affordable – though I still couldn’t get a hold of the VIP ticket!

The concert started right on time: 8.30 pm. Me and my sis arrived a bit late (thanks to KL traffic), Mraz already in the middle of performing his first song. Took a glance at the stage and there he was standing in a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans with that hairstyle. Sorry baby, I'm not fond of your current hippie image, nuh-uh. But thank God, by the second (or third?) songs, he decided to tie his hair and wore a fedora. Was Kuala Lumpur humidity affected him that much? Heheh.

Now let's put aside his image. To say his voice is good was an understatement. His voice is to DIE for! I know he's always been amazing and he's proven it again that night! I can’t remember exactly how many song he sang but most songs were from his latest album Love Is A Four Letter Word. I was busy engulfing myself in this mer-Mraz-ing performance to work down the song set list!  All I can say that the set list for this concert is more relaxing than his previous one. 

So near yet so far~

The thing about Jason Mraz is what version you know is never the version he'll sing. So TRUE! There were many times when Mraz started to strung his guitar, I will look at my sister and she had the same look that I had, thinking: ‘What song is this?’ And boom, I decided right away that I like this version as much and hoping he'll release a live album from this tour (yes, keep dreaming). I really really love his acoustic version of The Remedy - it’s just simply mind-blowing. And the way he sang Bella Luna was so absolutely gorgeous! Plus point for Mraz was that he really is a great performer. He knew how to connect with the crowd by getting us to sing along on phrases. The best part was when he stirs up the crowd, makes everyone stand up and teach this cute little dance for The Dynamo of Volition how can he look sexy when all he did was just innocent moves? It was fun when suddenly the crowds came to life. My sister and I kept standing up and grooving to the music as if we were in a hippie gig, lol.

He sang I Won’t Give Up as his last song. I’m glad he chooses to end the concert with a ballad because it fit the mood at that moment. I swear I got emotional all of sudden when he reached the chorus. Affected much? Lol. The background was pretty as he sang this song and everyone just waving their hands, appreciating the moment.

The concert lasted for about one and a half hour. What can I say? His performance was flawless. No, he doesn’t need a grand band with him to make it work, nor a gimmick to make it interesting. Because it was not about the stage or fantastic lighting. It was all about him and his music.


I don’t usually take to liking an artist for the person he/she is. Normally I will just enjoy the music and didn’t care much about the artist personality but I think Jason Mraz is an exceptional. Not only he’s an amazing singer, but he also a person with a great personality. His songs are truly inspiring. I believe he didn’t just write a song that will sold a lot, but he wrote something that he truly mean it and try to get his message cross with his music. Through his lyrics, he constantly reminds us how important love is and tells us to live life positively with no worries. More importantly, to live your life with gratitude. Why don't I remember that simple word more often? Such a simple word, yet it is a vital ingredient to a happy life.

So be grateful everyday, express them with love to people around you and you too, shall find your happiness~

Hug & kisses!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Say Hello to Nature

Salam and hello to my lovely readers,

Just want to share some photos from my weekend vacation to Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort. Have you guys been there? I’ve been to their Water Park and Orang Utan Island. So this time, I went to explore the last attraction (even though I haven’t tried their Skycycle and Chairlift) – the Eco Park!

I really enjoy my visit to Orang Utan Island last time, so it's only right that I was so happy to explore the Eco Park. Much like in Orang Utan Island, we can take a closer look to different species of bird, primates, reptile and even pet animal while experiencing a jungle boardwalk. And the best part is, we can feed some of the animals ourselves! It’s like a mini zoo. So if you’re an animal lover, this is the place you don’t want to miss!

I actually had a great bonding time with my cousins. We went to watch the animal show and gosh it was amusing and the parrots were so adorable! I knew exactly what the tricks they gonna do beforehand but it still makes me giggled to watch the birds play dead. I’ve never wanted a parrot more than this in my life!

The entrance fee is RM14.00 but if you never been to Bukit Merah, you might as well buy the Water Park Combo (includes: Water Park, Eco Park, Orang Utan Island and Skycycle or Chairlift) for RM68.00. Read more about the attractions here: Bukit Merah Resort Theme Park

p/s: Do you know parrots that are kept as pet often die because of too much fat, too much stress and too little exercise? And that they can live for 40 to 100 years? How interesting to have a relationship with parrot as your pets for such a long period of time? Maybe they'll have to watch us die even?