hi! i'm als & this is my blog.

i write about random things.
these days i write pretty sporatically.
sometimes i completely rave about something, like a tv show but sometimes i write pretty serious things.
i write in short phrases, i like the freedom of not having to write in proper punctuation and grammar.
i'm a christian. i also ♥ music, art, photography, movies, tv & books.

hope you enjoy ♥

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"I think she hits the turtles."

I love this clip, its so funny.
I love how he put subtitles for Jose Luis, and the subtitles do actually kind of sound like what he's mumbling.
I also wonder how they make Jose Luis talk so much, or maybe he just likes talking a lot.

I like Arturo's type of humour, its very (I'm sure how to describe it) dry and sarcastic? But anyway, I've also watched his other videos and they're also pretty funny. But this one is my favourite.

love it ♥

Also, yes I finally turned Google Adsense on. Though it would probably take me ages to actually get paid for anything, I figured since I've posted over 400 blogs just on this blog, and over a thousand blogs, i think, if you include my old blog as well. So I figured that maybe if I can get anything from it, I should try. Sorry, if that makes me a sell out.

But having said that, I will start putting more work into this blog after exams. Since I have 400+ blogs on here, I shall begin to categorise my blogs because I sure not all of you want to read all my stuff about 'Community' (though it is a hilarious show and I highly recommend it) or all my random music posts or any other thing I might be obsessing about.

But in the meantime, time to study for exams.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hospice - The Antlers

I have had this album for quite a while now, and I had listened to it before many times. Though today, I actually really listened to it whilst reading the CD sleeve, reading and listening to the lyrics as they are sung. And honestly, no other album has ever cut me so deep in affecting my personal state.

This album is so unbelievably haunting.

This album follows a story of the relationship between a hospice worker and a terminally ill patient, Sylvia. The patient is depressed and is haunted in her sleep, which leads her to be verbally and mentally abusive towards the hospice worker, however still the hospice worker either falls in love with or has an extreme love for the patient. The patient eventually dies, but not without leaving lasting emotional scars on the hospice worker.

As Peter Silberman puts it (interview from thefader.com): "A hospice can be representative of what emotional and psychological abuse can do. Let’s say as a hospice worker, you’re taking a lot of verbal abuse from someone who is dying, cause they’re, absolutely and rightfully so, bitter about what’s happening and feeling like it’s completely unfair, which it most obviously is. And you’re in the position of feeling like you have no right to complain about your situation because it’s so much worse for them. So you think the least I can do is give them a punching bag."

and continuing from another interview here: "...You don't have to right to argue with them either, because they're the one that's dying here; they're the one that's been dealt the wrong hand. So you take it, but you can only take so much. Eventually, you realise that this person is destroying you."

When I truly listened to it for the first time, I could feel myself being haunted by the story telling. I could truly imagine the situation, the setting and felt the mood of the whole piece sink into my own body. And when I say haunted, I do mean I for some reason was feeling scared not sure why, but the piece along with its story also reminded me of scary films set in creepy hospital with mentally ill patients. But I'm pretty sure that's just me.

But the emotion that comes through as this story of the hospice worker and patient is reflective of an emotionally abusive relationship.

"Basically, what I would say the album is about, I would say this for the sake of anyone who would listen to it, it’s about an experience I had in a very emotionally abusive relationship and the pulling myself out of that, and the effect that it had on my life at the time."

However, I have read many reviews that describe the light that seeps especially at the end through this dark piece. But at this point, I am still coming to terms with the depressing story and the sheer emotion of the whole piece.

This isn't my usual type of blog, it isn't as light hearted as it would normally be. But I am writing this under my current state, still feeling extremely overcome. As I said in the beginning, no other album has ever so severely affected my mental state.

And after saying all of that, it is an amazing album. Do go listen to it, if you haven't already. It may not affect you as it had affected me, but I guarantee you that if you truly sit and listen to it you will feel the emotion of it all. It's quite brilliant and chilling at the same time.
I will have to halt my '30 Day Community Challenge' because I'll need to study for exams.
But I'll finish them once I'm done with them. It's just that it takes a while finding the pictures/videos I want to add for the day.

But I'll still blog, most likely. I like to rant about stuff during exams, cos I'm like that.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day DOCE // Favourite Troy Moment

- Troy in his dance class, after stripping off his breakaway clothing

- Troy sneezing

Jeff: "Hey, Troy sneezes like a girl."
Troy: "And how bout I pound you like a boy, that didn't come out right."
Shirley: "Won't you all leave him alone with his cute little baby sneeze?"
Troy: "You're not my mother."
Pierce: "She's not?"
Jeff: "29 seconds."


- Troy meeting Levar Burton

Troy: "I've told Pierce a thousand times, I never wanted to meet Levar in person! I just wanted a picture! You can't disappoint a picture! I hate you Pierce! I hate you so much!"

- Troy: "I had a dream it would end this way" during Paintball/Star Wars episode

- Troy crying (there's a few different scenes in this clip, all of which are funny)

its in the previous clip as well bu this is funny as:

love it :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jar of Hearts

A song I have been singing a lot lately:

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

And who do you think you are?
Running around leaving scars.

Collecting your jar of hearts;
Tearing love apart.

You're gonna catch a cold;
From the ice inside your soul.

So don't come back for me;
Don't come back at all."


also, i do like the original much more than glee's version, it has much more emotion in the song.

Day ONCE // Favourite Annie moment

I have mentioned a couple already, including Annie's gravy train (see Day #4) and here random dance moments (see Day #1) but here's more:

- I love Annie's disney face (I can't find a clip for it, so here's a picture.)

Jeff: "Now she's gonna make the Disney face. Her lip is going to quiver and her eyes will flutter, but they won't ever actually close, but DO NOT feel sorry for her!"

-When Annie almost kisses Britta

-When Annie gets a free backpack and does the robot (Contemporary American Poultry)

- The Annie/Black Rider moments in 'A Fist Full of Paintballs'

Annie: "Stop trying to fluster me with your handsomeness. You’re creepy."

Random funny .gif of Annie when Pierce was hallucinating:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day DIEZ // Favourite Abed moment

I have many favourite Abed moments, though a lot of them is with Troy. Some of my favourite Abed moments is when he is playing characters, and I have already mentioned them before in Day #2 here. So I'm mentioning some other ones.

But this is one of many favourites when he acts as 'himself' to approach a girl. This was the result:

but one of my other favourite moments is when Abed helps a girl give birth (you'll have to look in the background of the scenes for Abed)

Also, I hadn't mentioned it yet
but I love his catch phrase:

"Cool. Cool cool cool."


View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day NEUVE // Favourite Britta Moment

The thing with Britta is that she's does these weird things to try to be cool but end up being awkward and funny. I like her, but I feel at times she tries SO hard to be cool, that sometimes its annoying. Also, when she's funny, most of the time she's awkward funny.

So some Britta favourite moments:

- Britta's weird high five that turns into a snake (it happens a few times)

it's also at the end of this scene:

- Britta doing her dance recital watering the plants but gets stuck and Troy had to rescue her. (I also love Troy and his breakaway clothing. hahaha)

- When Britta shows up to the dance looking all hot to try and scare Jeff into thinking she invited her to go with him, but he had no clue because he drunk dialed her.

more awkward Britta:

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day OCHO // Favourite Jeff Moment

Here two of them, I can't think of anymore right now (I may add more later, when I think of them)

- When he decides to go fight bullies on Shirley's Christmas day, and he goes up to the bully and goes '..Sup?' and then he does the weird eye thing

- Pool battle between Jeff and the teacher. And the dean when Jeff took of his clothes, that was hilarious!

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day SIETE // Least Favourite Episode

'The Art of Discourse'

When those kids came to visit Greendale and they kept insulting everyone.
That was an annoying episode, especially the ending.

The subplots in that episode were just ok, the Pierce pantsing Shirley and thus getting kicked out of the group was really awkward. Though I did like the Abed and Troy moments.

However, one of my favourite quotes did come out of this episode -

Annie: "When you found out I was Jewish, you invited me to a 'pool party' that turned out to be a Baptism."
Shirley: "Well excuse me for trying to sneak you into Heaven."


Friday, May 20, 2011

Day SEIS // Least Favourite Character

Least Favourite Character = Pierce Hawthorne
Played by = Chevy Chase

Whenever I ask someone about whether they like Pierce
or when they say 'I love Pierce, he's so funny.'
I can absolutely tell which season of Community they are watching.
Because in season one, Pierce was pretty clueless and harmless
and quite funny.
But in season two, sometimes he's nice and just clueless like season one
but sometimes he goes absolutely out of the way to be a villain.

Especially the documentary episode where he tries to punish his friends by pretending that he's dying
and he gives it the worst to Jeff who never knew is father
and he pretends that Jeff's father is coming to see him
and then tries to pose as Jeff's father.
What kind of friend does that?
And also the Dungeons and Dragons episode
where Pierce goes out of his way to ruin their game.
Or when he tries to ruin Abed and Troy's handshake.

So yes, Pierce is my current least favourite character
though I do feel like there is so much more to his character
and though I don't like his character at the moment, I know he adds so much drama and everything to the show.
And sometimes he's still pretty hilarious.
So, even though he's my least favourite character Community would not be the same without him.

Also, I must say Chevy Chase's characterisation of Pierce is great.

(Above) Pretty awkward and funny moment from Pierce
When he tries to draw a windmill in Pictionary but draws a swastika instead

Also, random gif below of Pierce frolicking. I found it on tumblr so I'm not sure if this was on an episode (because I don't remember where this would possibly be from) or this is like a behind the scenes moment

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day CINCO // Favourite Quote

Same as yesterday, its so hard to pinpoint just ONE quote.

But here are some of my favourites:

Jeff: "For your information, I don't have an ego. My Facebook photo is a landscape."
(Contemporary American Poultry)

Troy: "Didn't we decide at the beginning of the year that for the good of the group we wouldn't allow any intimacy between each other or ourselves?"
Jeff: "We never said ourselves."
Troy: "Ok, now I'm really mad!"
(Paradigms of Human Memory)

Jeff: "I'm saying you're a football player, its in your blood"
Troy: "That's racist."
Jeff: "Your soul?"
Troy: "That's racist."
Jeff: "Your eyes?"
Troy: "That's gay."
Jeff: "That's homophobic."
Troy: "That's black."
Jeff: "That's racist!"
Troy: "Damn."
(Football, Feminism and You)

Annie: "Stop trying to fluster me with your handsomeness. You’re creepy." (A Fist Full of Paintballs)

Black Rider: "Sweetie, this thing is so much bigger than you can ever imagine. I'm outta here, I got Coldplay tickets."
Annie: "Coldplay?"
Black Rider: "Too late bean allergy."
(A Fist Full of Paintballs)

Annie: "When you found out I was Jewish, you invited me to a 'pool party' that turned out to be a Baptism."
Shirley: "Well excuse me for trying to sneak you into Heaven."
(The Art of Discourse)

Troy: "Can we make this quick? I have to give a banana to Annie's Boobs."

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Wednesday, May 18, 2011




just watched the season 6 finale of how i met your mother
and all i can say (not really say but you know) is this


or better put



I so thought that it was going to be Robin (that was getting married),
especially with Robin asking Ted to be her best man in the beginning of the season.
But having said that, I always knew that Barney was going to get married, because you can tell that it's what Barney wants for his life (having a wife & kids) but he's always been too afraid. And you can see it throughout the season, with him meeting his father and dating Nora, that he wants something more with his life. Also, in the meatball episode when they have a flash forward with Barney in his 'deathbed' asking Marshall to eat the meatball sub, Barney had a wedding ring on. But my initial shock was due to the fact that Barney still seems rather immature with these sorts of things, so I didn't think it was going to be him to get married (I assume, next in the group).

The question is who is Barney marrying: Robin or Nora? (or someone else?)

My theory is Nora, especially after the latest episode where Ted/Zoey's relationship was reflective of Robin/Barney's relationship saying that it was so easy to run back into the relationship but they both know that its not right and saying that they were a train wreck.
Quote from the last episode:
Robin: "The future is scary, but you can't run back to the past because it's familiar. Yes, it's tempting."
Barney: "But, it's a mistake."
Sorry to quash the hopes of those die hard Barney/Robin fans, but I highly doubt that Barney will be marrying Robin. Also, I really like the idea of Robin and secret crush (played by Michael Trucco).

I hope its Nora, because I really like Nora. I love her accent, and you could tell Barney was really into her and the only reason why Barney decided not to meet her parents was because he was scared of commitment but you could tell he so wanted to go inside, but fear got the better of him. And the season finale gave the hint of their possible wedding, since Barney asked her out again for 'coffee', which according to this episode is code for 'i want to get back together'.

I don't think it will be someone else, but it is a possibility.

Oh and in this latest episode, I cried when Lily was pregnant. I honestly didn't expect it/forgot about it, because they went off baby talk for so many episodes.

Also, I enjoyed the 'PSYCHE' when he said he met the mother, but obviously they're not going to make it that easy for us.

Ok, done.


Day CUATRO // Favourite scene

Such a hard choice to just pinpoint ONE scene. So I have a few, the thing is I mention them as I see them/remember them, because HEAPS of scenes are funny.

- Random Spanish class presentation by Jeff and Pierce
So hilarious! I makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it

Senor Chang: "Why are there costumes? These are supposed to be short conversations, they're not supposed to...."
Jeff: "Take your breath away?"

- The Abed and Troy moments/endings

all of them are awesome, like the classic spanish rap, kickpuncher and 'Troy and Abed in the Morning'
but i also particularly like this one, though Troy looks so sad at the end

Abed: "Wait, you don't have to believe."
Troy: "I didn't............ I didn't."

- Abed as 'The Cape'
it was so much more funnier to me because i've watched the show before.


and the show did fail ( it was cancelled, though i think the show had SO much potential, i didn't think it was delivered properly.)
here's a promo of the show, so you'll understand the abed as 'the cape' scene and why he knocks off everything on jeff's table

- Pierce 'mind reading'
its funnier that this scene immediately follows Shirley and Annie playing bad cop

- Annie's gravy train

- Jeff and Abed getting drunk

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


My favourite song right now, Bowl of Oranges - Bright Eyes.
Dedicated to the birthday boy :)
I love this song, it makes me want to cry when I hear it because it's so sweet & cute.
The clip isn't that great though, its just ok.

The rain it started tapping
on the window near my bed,
there was a loophole in my dreaming,
so I got out of it.
And to my surprise my eyes were wide
and already open,
just my nightstand and my dresser
where those nightmares had just been.
So I dressed myself and left them,
out into the gray streets
but everything seemed different
and completely new to me.
The sky, the trees, houses, buildings,
even my own body,
and each person I encountered,
I couldn't wait to meet.

And I came upon a doctor
who appeared in quite poor health.
I said "There's nothing that I can do for you, you can't do for yourself."
He said "Oh yes you can, just hold my hand. I think that would help."
So I sat with him a while and then I asked him how he felt.
He said, "I think I'm cured.
No, in fact, I'm sure of it.
Thank you Stranger,
for your therapeutic smile."

So that is how I learned the lesson
that everyone's alone,
and your eyes must do some raining
if you're ever gonna grow.
But when crying don't help, you can't compose yourself,
it's best to compose a poem.
A honest verse of longing
or simple song of hope.

That's why I'm singing, baby don't worry,
cause now I got your back.
And every time you feel like crying,
I'm gonna try and make you laugh.
And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad,
then we will wait for it to pass
and I will keep you company
through those days so long and black.

And we'll keep working on the problem
we know we'll never solve
Of Love's uneven remainders,
our lives are fractions of a whole.
But if the world could remain within a frame
like a painting on a wall
Then I think we'd see the beauty then,
we'd stand staring in awe

At our still lives posed
like a bowl of oranges,
like a story told
by the fault lines and the soil.

ily jacky :)

Day TRES // Favourite episode

My favourite episodes definitely have to be collectively the paintball episodes (maybe not so much the last one, though it was a good episode it wasn't as good as the other two paintball episodes)

Though it used to be hands down the first paintball episode
but i think 'A Fist Full of Paintballs' trumps the first one
only just.

Why I love 'A Fist Full of Paintballs' the most:
- I love the Western themed nature of it
- I love how Annie was the main character in that episode, who also happens to be one of my favourite characters.
- Following on from the point above, Annie was pretty awesome in that episode
- I love the naming of everyone as their cards, it was a very nice touch
- I liked how they had a western village/town set up by Pierce, with performers and people playing piano. That was pretty funny
- The Black Rider was pretty hot
- I loved the scene where Annie is in the science lab and cooks her baked beans with a bunsen burner. and then later where Abed eats her beans, that scene/exchange was one of my favourite Community scenes

And lastly, I really want to be in a paintball war like theirs

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Monday, May 16, 2011





Ok, so after watching the Survivor finale, I am quite glad that Rob won out of the three that were left. Because Natalie clearly didn't deserve it since she rode the coattails of Rob and Philip didn't deserve it since he only made it there because he alienated everyone, or alienated himself, and because part of the survivor game is the social game, Philip played a VERY poor social game. And I found it so interesting and so funny that in their opening statements, ALL of them credit Rob to getting to the final three. And interesting and true quote that I read (taken from buddytv here) was this:
"Basically, all three argue that Boston Rob was the mastermind, but Natalie and Phillip think befriending the mastermind is better than actually being the mastermind, which is kind of like saying that Tiger Woods doesn't deserve the Green Jacket for winning the Masters, his caddy does."
Very true, they had no hope of winning since both Natalie and Philip were pretty hopeless in challenges (though Natalie did actually win one of them, she was completely hopeless in the latter challenges). And neither of them made ANY (not any) big strategic moves, and followed faithfully to Rob's orders.

But, I do absolutely admire Rob's game play, it was pretty much a perfect game right to the end. The way he kept tabs on everyone, built trust with everyone to the point his alliance all trusted him that he never really needed to use his immunity idol. I particular admire that 'buddy system' he had, I mean yes, it was pretty much like a cult, but it was SO effective in keeping his soldiers in check. Also, the way he eliminated Matt twice, though completely harsh and heartless, was completely brilliant. Because in that move, he eliminated the one that was in the gray area, that maybe if he stayed Matt could have pulled Andrea along for something big, so he eliminated that possibility all together. And honestly if it were him, Ashley and Natalie in the end, I think he still would have won but it would have been much closer, since Ashley could have argued the fact that she was strong in challenges.

But having said ALL of that, the fact that Rob controlled everything made it a boring season and the producers kept having to rely on the fact that Philip annoyed the crap out of everyone to made episode interesting, which annoyed me after a while.

So in summary, AMAZING game play by Rob but boring season because of its predictability. As in, as soon as Rob won the last immunity challenge I KNEW HE HAD WON, and week by week whoever Rob said was going home was going home. Boring.

Hope next season will be more interesting, also I hope they have a Heroes and Villains season again in the future because I hope Matt and Mike return again as Heroes because I really liked them. In fact, I really wanted Mike to return from Redemption island instead of Andrea, so that was a bit of a bummer that he didn't.

Also, I hope Russell doesn't return though he makes interesting tv, he's a real jerk and I don't like him and he annoys me with his cockiness. Also, he played the EXACT same game that he has played the previous two seasons, it's failed for him twice so how on earth did he think it would work for him this time. And playing the exact same way by AGAIN choosing the two pretty girls to make his alliance with, that was his downfall. So RUSSELL HANZ, if you ever return to Survivor PLEASE change your game tactic because if you keep the same game, don't even bother coming back because its not going to work and its not worth watching you fail over and over again.

Yes, that is all.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Community Challenge Day DOS // Favourite Male

Favourite male character: Abed
(but this was a close toss up, because initally I've always loved Abed but lately Troy has been so hilarious as well, so Troy is a VERY close second.)

Character played by: Danny Pudi

I've gushed so much already on this blog how much I love Abed and how funny I think he is
He's a freaking genius of a character that allows Danny Pudi to display his vast acting abilities.

My favourite Abed characterisations:
- When Abed played Don Draper (Mad Men)

- Abed as Hans Solo (Star Wars)

- Abed as police chief

- Abed as 'The Cape' (though it wasn't really a character he played, he just play dress ups for a while with a cape)

- Abed as Batman

Favourite Abed quotes:

"I'm Jeff Winger. I love working this Blackberry because it really tones my thumbs." - Paradigms of Human Memory

Abed: "It's the first season of Lost on DVD."
Pierce: "That's the meaning of Christmas?"
Abed: "No it's a metaphor. It represents lack of payoff."
- Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas

"If I could just take a moment to share a few words of sarcasm with whoever it is that took this pen. I wanna say thank you for doing this to me. For a while I thought I'd have to suffer through a puppy parade, but I much prefer being entombed alive in a mausoleum of feelings I can neither understand nor reciprocate. So whoever you are, can I get you anything? Ice cream, best friend medal, anything?" - Cooperative Calligraphy

"To be blunt, Jeff and Britta is no Ross and Rachel. Your chemistry and sexual tension are putting us all on edge, which is ironically, and hear this on every level, you're keeping us from being friends." - Modern Warfare

View the other days of my 30 day challenge: HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2011

30 day Community Challenge // Day UNO

Sooo excited for part two of 'A Fist Full of Paintballs' Community Finale
Part one was AWESOME!

I'm a bit obsessed with the show at the moment
(though honestly, this season hasn't been as good except for the zombie episode and the last three episodes ie. monkey one, shirley giving birth and pt 1 of paintballs 2.0. Or maybe I haven't enjoyed it as much because they keep making Pierce extremely obnoxious/villainous and Jeff extremely insecure and Britta extremely try-hard to be cool)
so because of this I am doing a 30 day challenge like everyone else has been doing.

So DAY UNO (Spanish numbers because of a Spanish study group)
Favourite Female Character: Annie Edison
Played by: Alison Brie (having the same name as me, makes me like her more)

Annie is hilarious. She's a bit of a nerd and loves to study, and only beginning to come to terms with the fact that she's getting good looking/hot now. She's a bit of a goody two shoes and a bit of a goof (ie. see her attempting the robot .gif and her break dancing .gif). But she's pretty cool sometimes, see A Fist Full of Paintballs part 1, she was pretty cool. Quoting Abed: "She's pretty awesome today."
(Also, saying this from a girl perspective (but probably from a guys as well), how hot did Annie look in this latest paintball episode?)

Favourite Annie Quotes:

"That was a game. This is paintball." (A Fist Full of Paintballs pt.1)

Jeff: "Don't kid a lawyer."
Annie: "Well if I see one, I won't." oooohh, burn. (Intro to Political Science)

"Is she a friend of Ellen?" when she's talking about Britta's 'lesbian' friend. (Early 21st Century Romanticism)

"They can make us sick by biting us. The banana said so." (Epidemiology ie. zombie episode)

"Mornin' boys. I'm Annie Edison, but people call me Psycho because I had a nervous breakdown in high school. My partner's a Christian housewife." (The Science of Illusion)

Monday, May 9, 2011

"i was afraid, i'd eat your brains."

my favourite song for the last two-three months is:
the national - conversation 16
i love the song!
though if you watch the video clip
its pretty random
and it takes away from the song more than it gives.
and it doesn't fit with the song at all
(you can go youtube it if you're curious).

i love the whole album
though it takes a while to get into it.
there's a lot of depth there
that is usually initially missed

Friday, May 6, 2011

random as

so today i may or may not have sung in front of an audience
with a friend singing/accompanying me on guitar.
its one of the most random things ever/
something i would never thought i'd do.
(i don't mean i would never do it, i just never thought someone would want me to do it. haha)

we sang: campfire - angus & julia stone