Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lack of updates

Once again, this online journal of mine is full of spiderwebs due to my lack of updates recently. I'm actually quite disappointed with myself for not sparing more time writing nowadays; be it in my own journal or blabbing in the cyberspace. =(

I'm mostly tied up to my work, and even if I have the time to relax, I feel exhausted and I WOULD just sit down in front of the telly and watch some nonsense from the tv and not spending more time facing the computer now. If I'm not in front of my tv or laptop doing work, I prefer to just go and play with my little nephew...It's quite tiring to face the comp for more than 15 hours a day... Sigh, I feel like I've lost my social life now after I started working in Klang. Can I just leave and get a job somewhere far away from home????????

Well, sometimes I do have the thoughts about changing a new environment. However, when I think again, if I do, I will never know whether the challenges that I'm having now will lead me to a better path and flourish in the future. Sigh... So, in the mean time I'll just have to bear with the stress that I've put myself into and get over it as soon as I can!! I'll give myself a couple of months more before deciding on what to do next. Wish me luck!

I'll just stop for now. Will post more food pics that I've taken in the past few months soon... til then, ttfn

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Leehom Genting "Open Fire 火力全開" concert

Music-man II round II was held for THREE consecutive nights in Genting Highlands from 28th to 30th March 2013. My friends and I are very lucky to have the privilege to go to all three shows! It's my 7th time attending Music-man II concert and I am still very much excited when he came out to perform each time! ^^

The organiser, Galaxy Malaysia has done a good job in organising the event. For the first time after attending so many Leehom concerts by them, in my humble opinion, they did great this time around! Ok, back to the concert now.. hehehe...

He opened the show with the very energetic song 火力全開 Huo Li Quan Kai but this time without the 'war tank'.

Handsome looking Leehom in his first concert costume... 

When I say 火力, you say 全開! Leehom: "火力!", Crowd: "全開"!!! Leehom: "火力!", Crowd: "全開"!!!!!! *and crowd cheering as loudly as they can*

Liked this pic a lot! Stage presentation was once again superb in this not too huge indoor arena... Leehom singing to 唯一 The One and Only here.. =)

Sexy backs....

As usual, his shows were always awesome in his own unique ways. Leehom played lots of musical instruments during his concert showcasing his versatility in different instruments such as the piano, erhu, violin and electric guitar. This time was no exception as the first one he played was piano.

He surprised the whole arena when he started playing and sang to our legend P.Ramlee's piece called 'Getaran Jiwa' He's so cute especially when pronouncing 'Andai' with his American slang...

During his second show, Leehom invited Najwa Latif (one of the many YouTube stars) to duet with him when he sang half way to the song 你不知道的事 Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi and Getaran Jiwa (29th March 2013). Najwa Latif is one lucky girl as Leehom has handpicked her out of the many many many stars wannabe from Youtube!

Please be careful and don't fall from the chair okay, Leehom? hahaha...

The whole arena's temperature seems to rise to a few degrees higher when this beautiful lady appear.

Sexy sexy dance! The crowd went wild and screamed their lungs out when he danced to the song Beautiful with his dancer 捣蛋老師.

My favourite part of the concert was towards the end of the song Julia. He was too into his violin until some of the strings broke and can be seen so clearly from the pic above. hehehe...

He is most charming whenever he held a violin in his hand! Don't all of you agree? =)

Leehom strutting his stuff with two dancers at Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands.

Here comes the erhu... 在那遙遠的地方 At That Faraway Place

Leehom's band leader together with Leon, David, Yin Yin & Jian Ai, his backing vocals...

It's Chinked-out time...

蓋世英雄 Heroes of Earth followed by 在梅邊 Zai Mei Bian and 花田錯 Hua Tian Cuo...
A pic of this cool robe once again. Can't help to capture a photo of this robe in every concert of his! lol...

Looking straight into the v-cam.... It sure looked good on the big screen! Too bad I didn't manage to capture the moment.

Leehom with Bahamut the expensive electric guitar! hahaha

First gush of confetti from the ceiling.... Looking so good here! He was so high in spirits the whole time!

Interacting with the audience and thanking the fans that flew from all over the world for his shows in Malaysia.

I've seen this many times but everytime I watch this animation part, I still crack up in wide smiles looking at the screen and Leehom!

我可以改變世界 改變自己 改變龜毛 改變小氣... la la la la laaaaa....

During the first night when we do not have very good seatings in the arena, we were very very anxious up to the acapella part. Why is that so? My fellow HOManiacs and I were actually on a 'standby' mode to go up on stage with Leehom to perform this song called 爱, 因为在心中 for the first time in front of approximately 6,000 viewers!

We are really lucky and fortunate to have this opportunity to be on the same stage with him! We were all very nervous on the first night but the nervous feeling later turned out to be fun, satisfying and rewarding (3rd night hug *ehem ehem*) the next two nights... =)

Leehom introduced us as Homaniacs, the 'maniacs' that are very much into music and the bunch that have supported his music since his debut more than a decade ago. Compared to previous Music-man concerts, they invited children instead of fans to perform this song. Homaniacs (Malaysia official fans club) is the first bunch of fans that have the honour to belt out 爱, 因为在心中 in his Music-man concert! So, a hurrah to us! ^^

Danielle, myself two backing vocals.. We actually have only two weekends to get everyone together out of their own hectic schedules to practice and learn sign language to this song. So, yeah, I am actually very proud to be a part of it!

Another lucky girl HJ! This lady was picked to be the female lead vocalist one day before the concert when we were rehearsing in the arena. hahahaha... Everyone sort of like freak out as we did not prepare anyone to be the lead vocal for the song. In the end, we pushed HJ to be that person to do it! lolollll

Right after 爱, 因为在心中 performance, we quickly dash back to our seats and already there were dozens and dozens of fans standing in front of the stage. So, I hurriedly join them only to realised that I am too short thus making it harder for me to enjoy the concert compared to where I was seated! hahahaha...

Squeezed into the crowd.. Went closer to him to admire his dashing looks and head back to my row 6 seat five minutes later! LOL.. 

During his encore session on the final night of the concert (30th March 2013), some fans from the crowd requested him to sing 'Lean On Me' and much to everyone's surprise, he did sang the whole song spontaneously on the spot! This is what we (as fans) lurve about him! He can be as spontaneous as he can yet still manage to give us beautiful songs like almost instantly...Another encore number 依然愛你 Yi Ran Ai Ni!!! Really lurve it to bitsss..

An energetic choreography to the song 十二生肖 12 Zodiacs.

It was my first time watching him dancing to this song and I was grateful to be there that three nights!

Showing a heart sign to the song 放開你的心 Fang Kai Ni De Xin... Luv luv luvvvv!

Is that 'V' sign a signature of Leehom already? He kept doing that for numerous times throughout the concert when he has the chance!

Not used to Malaysian weather? He can be seen constantly wiping his sweat even in the so-called cooling weather at Genting Highlands!

Oh, towards the end of the show, one of the fans threw to him this Ikea pillow and he captured the pillow just in time and hugged it tightly! The scene was so hilarious and adorable at the same time...

Muackkssss to everyone and have a good night!

Leehom certainly got a very good stamina as he still put on a splendid show for his Malaysian fans! Each night's performance was better than the previous ones and we enjoyed so much from the start to the end of the concert! This will be one very unforgettable experience for all of us that went to his three shows... 

One last pic of us before I conclude this entry..

HOManiacs rocks! 

til then, ttfn! ^^

Monday, April 1, 2013

Leehom Genting 2013 OpenFire 《火力全開》 concert setlist

Will be busy with work these coming 5 days, so just an update on the songs Leehom has performed during the past 3 days Open Fire concert held in Genting Highlands.

火力全開 Open Fire (Huo Li Quan Kai)
龍的傳人 Descendants of the Dragon (Long De Chuan Ren)
十八般武藝 18 Martial Arts (18 Ban Wu Yi)
唯一 The One and Only (Wei Yi)

Love in Disguise clip

你不知道的事 All Things You Never Knew (Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi)
Getaran Jiwa (A song by one of Malaysia's all time legend, P. Ramlee)
心跳 Heart.Beat (Xin Tiao)
Love Love Love
Beautiful (Mei)
落葉歸根 Falling Leaf Returns to Roots (Luo Ye Gui Gen)
在那遙遠的地方 At That Faraway Place (Zai Na Yao Yuan De Di Fang)

蓋世英雄 Heroes of Earth (Gai Shi Ying Xiong)
在梅邊 Beside the Plum Blossoms (Zai Mei Bian)
花田錯 Mistake in the Flower Fields (Hua Tian Cuo)
夢想被冷凍 Frozen Dreams (Meng Xiang Bei Leng Dong)
改變自己 Change Me (Gai Bian Zhi Ji)
竹林深處 In the Depths of the Bamboo Forest (Zhu Lin Shen Chu)

爱的就是你 (Ai De Jiu Shi Ni)
我們的歌 Our Song (Wo Men De Ge)
不可能錯過你 Impossible to Miss You (Bu Ke Neng Cuo Guo Ni)
公轉自轉 Revolution (Gong Zhuan Zhi Zhuan)
你是我心内的一首歌 You Are a Song in My Heart
第一個清晨 The First Morning (Di Yi Ge Qing Chen)
Can You Feel My World

World Vision Video Clip

一首簡單的歌 A Simple Song (Yi Shou Jian Dan De Ge)
爱, 因为在心中 (Sung together with HOManiacs, Malaysia fans club members!)
Forever Love
What's Wrong With Me (Chorus)

Happy Ending
十二生肖 12 Zodiacs
放開你的心 Release Your Heart (Fang Kai Ni De Xin)

2nd Encore (28-3-2013)
愛錯 Loved Wrongly (Ai Cuo)
依然愛你 (Yi Ran Ai Ni)
Kiss Goodbye 

2nd Encore (29-3-2013)
依然愛你 (Yi Ran Ai Ni)
大城小愛 Big City, Small Love (Da Cheng Xiao Ai)
Kiss Goodbye

2nd Encore (30-3-2013)
依然愛你 (Yi Ran Ai Ni)
大城小愛 Big City, Small Love (Da Cheng Xiao Ai)
Lean On Me
你不在 You're Not Here (Ni Bu Zai)
Kiss Goodbye

Just a short entry for now. More videos, pictures as well as the full concert review *fingers crossed* soon!!

One pic for your viewing pleasure before I sign off today....

til then, ttfn! ^^