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The guy with the FUNKY fashion taste and also with a FLAIR for graphic designing. I'm Amirul Nasir, or you can call me Rool, for short. 21 years standing in the feet of the Earth. Singaporean. Currently serving the nation till 02/06/12. I'm a Ngee Ann Polytechnic Mass Communication (Class of 2010) graduate. Creative Director, someday? More about me?

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    Apart from blogs, I do design for events, editorial designs, interactive designs. I am a designer afterall.. right? Or even photo editing! Let me know what you need and I'll try my best to get it done for you.

    Saturday, July 30, 2011
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    By now you'd probably have realized that music is a huge part of my life. I find it extremely sexy and romantic whenever someone specially creates a playlist (or better, a mix tape!) just for me and can be quite of a major turn on. (Hint!)

    Because creating a playlist for someone can be quite taxing. You can't just put all of your favorite songs into a list and hope that the person you're giving it to will love it. You've got to make sure that every song will flow seamlessly with the next track. You've got to make sure that you limit it to 15 - 20 songs max. (There's a reason why every album only has that amount of songs! And it's definitely not because of the lack of space!)

    I've created playlists for friends, family… but mostly for myself. And I've always envisioned myself creating a playlist for someone special in my life.
    So hello to my future partner out there, this playlist is for you. I don't know when or how I'll be meeting you but I hope when that day happens, you'll eventually find this playlist of mine and I hope you enjoy it. (I sound a bit psychotic, er I know.)

    1. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
    2. I Want You To Want Me - Brooke Elliott
    3. Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat
    4. Please Don't Let Me Go - Olly Murs
    5. If You're Not The One - Daniel Beddingfield
    6. Do You Remember - Aaron Carter
    7. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
    8. All About You - McFly
    9. Invisible - Clay Aiken
    10. Crush - David Archuleta
    11. Terrified - Katharine Mcphee
    12. What Took You So Long - Emma Bunton
    13. 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
    14. Mi Chico Latino - Geri Halliwell
    15. All I See - Kylie Minogue
    16. Forever And A Day - Kelly Rowland

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    Friday, July 29, 2011
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    I've been reading this book titled, 'Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss and the Gifts of Life' by Daniel Gottlieb thanks to a friend of mine who was kind enough to lend this book to me for a while.

    It's a fast read. And I'm halfway into the book already! And I just wanted to share this quote with all of you mainly because one day you'll need it. And when that day comes, this quote will be here for you, just like it did for me right now, especially when I'm going through a few problems at the moment.
    "Emotional wounds are the same. sometimes these wounds do not heal because the mind gets all involved and says things like, "I should do this and I'll feel better," or "Maybe I could do that to repair the damage," or "I am hurting because of what another person did, and once they fix it, I will feel better."

    All of this mind talk just interferes with the natural healing process. when you feel deeply hurt, you have everything you need in yourself to repair the damage. You want compassion, understanding, and nurturing in order to heal. But most of all, you need time.

    When I am in a dark tunnel, I want to be with people who love me enough to sit in the darkness with me and not stand outside telling me how to get out. I think that's what we all want.

    When you are hurt, be close to people who love you and who can tolerate your pain without passing judgement or giving you advice. As time passes, you will long less for what you had yesterday and experience more of what you have today."
    P.s There's so many other good quotes, but let's leave that.. till next time. ;)

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    Monday, July 25, 2011
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    It has been four years since R&B Songstress, Kelly Rowland, last released her sophomore album, Ms. Kelly, and here she is, finally, all geared up for her latest offering come July 26th.

    Despite all of the countless push backs and delays, Kelly Rowland pretty much had a fantastic year going for her ever since she danced her way to the top of the UK Charts with 'When Love Takes Over', a track she collaborated with DJ David Guetta back in 2010. Since then, she has been producing a string of Top 10 hits in the UK (Commander, Forever And A Day & What A Feeling) and her success has earned her a position as a judge in The X Factor UK.

    Her previous efforts may not be worth mentioning with the exception of 'Dilemma' and after much experimentation, Kelly Rowland has finally found her distinctive sound in the industry. Gone are the days when Kelly used to live in the shadows of Beyonce, her ex-bandmate from Destiny's Child.

    Unlike her past efforts that did nothing but bore me to death, 'Here I Am' has the perfect blend of Soul, R&B and Dance music and features a different side of Kelly. She's a much more confident singer this time 'round as she sings on the album-opener, 'I'm Dat Chick', on which she brags "Yeah I be the one that they love to mention." But she's still as sexy and sensual as ever (I still can't get over her provocative music video for her hit single, 'Motivation') and her vocals never sounded this good before.

    'Here I Am' is filled with plenty of great tracks that's bound to keep you listening to the album over and over again. I love songs with a great piano hook and that's probably the reason why I fell in love with the track 'Feeling Me Right Now' almost instantly, in which she sings about falling in the club and realizing her self-worth. Really interesting lyrics, Miss Kelly. Though this song could easily be mistaken about Kelly singing about another girl she met at a club. She sings in the beginning, "Oh you're just my type, baby" and that kinda scares me a bit.

    Feeling Me Right Now. My new sexy jam.

    All in all, this is a perfect album. The addition of Commander and Down For Whatever (Feat. The WAV.s) may be awkward on paper, but it seems to mix seamlessly with the rest of the other tracks in the album. I'm not gonna complain. Though if I had the choice, I'd replace Big Sean with Missy Elliot on the track, 'Lay It On Me'. It's still good. But why settle for good when you can get something that is brilliant?

    Go get Kelly Rowland's 'Here I Am' album (July 26th) 'cos right now she commands you to! I know I'll definitely be getting my copy! And hopefully Kelly Rowland finally gets the success she deserves with this release.

    Other standout tracks: Down For Whatever (Feat. The WAV.s), All Of The Night (Feat. Rico Love), Lay It On Me (Feat. Big Sean)

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    Sunday, July 24, 2011
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    This song is all kinds of amazing.

    Who says
    Who says you're not perfect
    Who says you're not worth it
    Who says you're the only one that's hurting
    I'm now a fan. I love songs like this. Such a feel-good kinda song that is all about accepting who you really are as a person and the fact that you are beautiful in your own way, no matter what other people say. Because you are worth it. Love yourself.

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    Don't you think it's a bit too early for me to be asked THIS question?

    I'm only turning 21-years-old this year and there's still so many things I've yet to do and accomplish. Though I am still serving the nation during this time, I've only just begun to explore what's in store for me.

    Though for the past 20 years of my life, I just wished I was a much more confident as a person just so that people won't find me to be a pushover. I wished I was much more focused on my talents when I was younger. I wished I had the courage to speak up in class. I wished I didn't bother too much about what other people thought of me.

    And I guess that's it.

    Who knows, maybe I'll revisit this question in another 30 years time. (Or sooner, if the list is way too long.)

    And maybe then, I'd have plenty of things to write about.


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    ‎"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were scared to have and the decisions we waited too long to make. There comes a time in your life when you realise who matters, who doesn't, who never did and who always will. So don't worry about the people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future." 

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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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    Quoting Melanie C's latest single, 'Think About It', "You only regret the things that you don't do. Do what you want to!". And that's exactly what I've been trying to do. I've done quite a number of stupid things in the past. I wish I could go back in time and stop myself from doing those stupid mistakes, but then again it is those 'mistakes' that defines me for who I am right now.

    I came here to talk about the naughty things that I've done in Primary school and how I've gotten away with it most of the time. Some of it involves.. Skipping classes, Leaving home early without anyone knowing, Stealing from the book fair every single time (and each time I did, I promised myself that I'd return the money or the book in the future.. one way or another), Jeopardizing a science project that belonged to this guy that I disliked, Vandalising the school walls with a black spray can and there's probably more where that came from but I do not wish to incriminate myself so I'll just keep hush about it. Hah!

    But there's something else.

    Something that I'm rather shy to talk about;

    My First Kiss.
    After the first (I was blushing), I looked up and said, "You know..You're my first kiss."
    The reply I got was, "It was perfect."
    But was it that perfect? How is having someone slobbing all over your mouth with so much saliva and a lot of lip biting considered perfect or even a great kiss? Not that great, if you asked me.

    I've always dreamt of how my first kiss would be like and how romantic it'd be. Maybe we would be sitting under the moon, doing nothing but staring into each other's eyes. We'd be talking but we'd be kissing each other.. without even touching each other. Cheesy, much? I'm such a girl when it comes to these kinda things but I just wanted it to be perfect. (Perfectionist, much?) I blame it on all of the romance movies that I've watched and the romance-themed novels that I've been reading. I blame you.

    I wish I hadn't given my first kiss up that easily. Here's why: You never ever forget your first kiss ever. And you never forget the person whom you did it with. Where it happened. How it happened. The events leading to the first kiss. Omg. It's too much.

    At that point of time when it happened, it definitely felt perfect and how everything was falling in to place. So yeah, you fall in love and you can't help it after going on numerous dates with that someone, you decided it's time.

    Thinking about it now and as ridiculous as it may sound, I felt like my mouth was sexually violated. I hated my first kiss. I definitely wasn't ready yet. In fact, I felt like it was quite forced. I wish it hadn't happened too soon.

    I'm not saying that you should not have your first kiss happening too soon. But sometimes, when your body tells you that you are ready for it, just know that it's lying. It's a mistake.. waiting to happen. In this kind of situations, your heart knows better than your body.

    But at least I'm glad that the people whom I've kissed have all complimented me on being a great kisser.

    Don't believe me? Let's kiss then. Heh.

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    Saturday, July 16, 2011
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    I officially label this as my favourite Beyonce song ever!

    And I'm still listening to this song on repeat mode. Just can't get enough of it.

    Taken from Songmeanings.net, this user took the words right out from my mouth. Reading his interpretation of the song.. makes me fall in love with the song even more. Because I can relate to it so well.
    I just heard this song recently and I love it. It's so simple but so true. To me, it's about that guy that you thought you were in love with but through his actions you knew you could never love someone with his character. You were really upset at first and you wanted him to prove to be the guy you thought you were falling in love with but he never does. You then meet another guy who is so amazing and shows you what it is to really love someone. He just makes you smile and you can't stop. You realize that if the first guy had never messed up you would probably still be with him and would have missed out. In that sense you got lucky because "you dodged the bullet". You are actually glad that the original guy turned out the way he did. You were a beautiful and wonderful girl that would have done anything for him but he never got all of you because he messed up pretty big over and over "you turned out to be the best thing I never had. And I will always be the best thing you never had." He will always have to live with the fact that he lost you and in that essence it " bet it sucks to be you right now."

    Thank god I found the good in goodbye.

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    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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    I never had that many (or in fact any) Best Friends in my life. Or even if I did, most of them walked out on me, which leaves me wondering as to why I even regarded them as a best friend in the first place. Random thought: Do best friends walk out on each other?

    Best friends may argue and fight with each other all the time. But don't they always kiss and make up with each other at the end of the day? This is probably accurate up to 90%, according to me. Ha!

    At present, the only best friend I have is Kristel. We'd tell about everything to each other and we could just spend the time sitting down and talking for hours. You know you are best friends with a girl when you know the size of her bra without even asking. Haha! And no, I swear I did not rummage through her closet in her bedroom.

    I first knew her while we were both working at Haagen Daz. At that time, I had just transferred out from the outlet at Raffles (they shut it down, those idiots.) and was a "newbie" at the Tampines outlet. She was one hell of a bossy bitch! And a sarcastic one, to add to it. Haha! She'd assume I'm terrible at doing things and would talk about me behind my back. I did the same too.. though not behind her back because I'm a daring one until I realised she understood Malay and that was funny.

    But funny how everything turns out, doesn't it?

    And now we're best friends.

    We can read each other's minds and complete each other's sentences.

    We both share similar tastes in everything! She watches the same TV shows, listens to mostly the same music as I do and loves Glee with a burning passion like I do.

    We're not afraid to scold or scream at each other whenever one of us does something wrong. We don't argue.. we just umm debate whenever we have a clash of opinions.

    We're both bitches. I mean, really. If there ever was a female version of myself, it'd be Kristel. We're not afraid to voice out our opinions whenever the situation requires it.

    Even though we are both separated by distance at the moment, I still call her up regularly just to check if she's okay and to fill each other with the latest news about ourselves.

    But if she was ever involved in a car accident and both of us had gotten into a fight before...

    Hell. I'd probably do the most logical thing that every other best friend would do:

    Steal my favourite things from her room that I've been eyeing on whenever I go to her house!

    Of course I was just joking.

    Who cares about what we had fought about? Our friendship is far too precious to let my pride and ego stand in the way. I'd definitely rush to the hospital as fast as I can just to see if she's okay because if she wasn't okay, I wouldn't forgive myself for having a fight with her before that.

    And if she is indeed okay, I'd tell her...

    "I hate to say this but I told you so! Females make the worst drivers ever! Heh heh heh!" 
    (I can so imagine the look on her face after saying that. Hahaha!)

    P.s I love my best friend. You go Glen Coco!


    Monday, July 11, 2011
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    Harper Seven Beckham; A New Princess Is Born.
    (I got all panicky when I heard that she was named as Birkin Beckham.)

    An artistic shot of Victoria Beckham taken by David.

    Congrats to both Victoria and David Beckham on the arrival of their new baby girl! Imagine all the beautiful dresses she gets to wear in the future! I can't wait to see how Victoria is gonna spoil this baby girl of hers. Oh Harper, I'm pretty sure that many babies are dying to be in your shoes right now.

    Quoting from GlamBeckhams, here's the reason as to why her new baby is named as such.
    Exclusive: A source very close to Beckhams has informed GlamBeckhams blog that the name Harper is because they liked the name and Seven because the baby was born in July and at around 7am. It is also a lucky and spiritual number.
    Oh really? I like the name. It does not need any explanation at all. Because I approve.

    P.s In another few days time, it will be Melanie B's (Spice Girl Bandmate) turn to conceive. I'm hoping she gets a boy this time round! Heehee.

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    Sunday, July 10, 2011
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    Beyoncé - Best Thing I Never Had

    I wanted you bad
    I'm so through with that
    Cuz honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
    You turned out to be the best thing I never had
    And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had
    I bet it sucks to be you right now

    I know you want me back
    It's time to face the facts
    That I'm the one that's got away
    Lord knows that it would take another place, another time, another world, another life
    Thank God I found the good in goodbye

    This song has been on repeat mode for the past few days.

    I feel like such a loser trying to sing my heart out to this song, especially the chorus near the end, in which she belts out.. "Oh I used to want you so bad! I'm so through with that!" It's like you can feel whatever she's feeling when she's singing that song. Don't mind me. I'm like an empath. I can emote so well to songs, especially the painful ones.

    Beyoncé has the song of my life at present.


    Tuesday, July 05, 2011
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    "Do you want to go to heaven tonight?"
    (A text message that my friend received on his iPhone.)

    I actually felt guilty for accidentally reading his text message.

    He had received that text.. plenty of times. And I ignored it every single time until I decided to poke my nose into the matter, being the busybody that I am. I was extremely curious as to find out what his friend meant when he sent him that message.

    So I asked.

    "Who's this crazy guy, asking you if you'd wanted to go to heaven tonight?" I asked.. before finally realising that I actually sounded like one of those crazy, possessive boyfriends that my girlfriends had so I added,

    "Please tell me you're not committing suicide, right?" as a joke.

    But I wasn't exactly joking at that point of time.

    He laughed and replied, "Oh.. that. It's really nothing" like as if it was not that big of a deal in the first place and tried to change the topic of our conversation but of course I didn't let him.

    "Well, aren't you gonna reply him?"

    At this point of time, I really knew I shouldn't approach the matter any longer. But I did. And I kinda got on his nerves. You could tell.. from the tone in his voice.

    "I will.. once you stop interrogating me."

    Then he added, "I can't believe how naive and ignorant you really are. He simply wanted to know if I had wanted to get high tonight."

    "You? Drugs? I can't believe you do drugs." I said to him, while giving him the judging look.

    "I don't do drugs. Well, not anymore at least. I've stopped."

    I didn't believe his story. And I haven't been talking to that friend ever since. He's quite of a messed up kid and there's nothing much I could have done to help him unless he was willing to help himself.

    I'll never take drugs.

    Because I've seen how drugs can ruin people's lives.. just like that - How it can shatter a perfect family into pieces. How someone can just shit all over the place because he/she lost all ability to control the muscles in his/her body.

    But you've gotta give credit to where it's due. A person taking drugs is an expert at the game of hide-and-seek. He can hide the drugs in places that you'll never have thought of - The inside of a television set or even a pipeline.

    I know and understand the rationale as to why some people choose to get high.

    But there's always an option to say no.

    And if you choose to do it, be prepared to face the consequences and lose everything you have painstakingly built in your life since years ago. (Kinda makes jail-term punishment sound pretty juvenile, doesn't it?)

    So I'll never take drugs.

    And I hope none of my friends does too because I love them.


    Sunday, July 03, 2011
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    I waited.

    Waited patiently for two hours before it was finally my turn to be taught by my Ustazah*(A term we used to address our religious teacher).

    I used to remember it being a very dreadful routine that I had to endure every single day after school hours. It doesn't matter if you had remedial lessons, CCA or other appointments once school ended. Because in the eyes of my Ustazah, no excuse is ever good enough for skipping any religious lesson.

    On certain days, I'd learn how to read the Arabic language, word by word, phrase by phrase. We'd each be given a small book, in which we'd use to write the Arabic alphabets over and over again. (More than 100 times per alphabet so that we'd never forget.)

    On other days, I'd be taught on how to pray to our god. If you're good, you'd be given a packet of drink and a chocolate swiss roll. If you're not, you'd be asked to stay back even longer and she'd make sure you learn whatever you're supposed to learn for the day.

    And while you're waiting for two hours, you're expected to do nothing but read your Qur'an.. over and over again even if your butt went numb or you felt like urinating. Everyone in the room was silent. Some even fell asleep with their Qur'an covering their face. Nobody dared uttered a word or two. We feared our Ustazah. Or at least I did.

    Because in the eyes of my Ustazah, I could have probably been her worst student ever.

    I have been called to stay back plenty of times. "I feel that you have come for religious lessons for all the wrong reasons. Instead of studying and gaining knowledge about the religion of Islam, you're here yapping your mouth away. Go sit at the corner there and bring your Qur'an as well and do some self-reflection." was what she'd said to me on one occasion.

    For two hours, I just can't sit still. I guess she expected me to keep mum for the entire 2 hours of wait before it was finally my turn to be taught by her.

    I eventually stopped going for religious classes. Probably as an act of rebel or maybe I had just gotten lazy. I assume my Ustazah was overjoyed the moment I stopped going for lessons, as there wasn't anyone for her to scold and nag. But I was glad for my two hours of waiting is now over. I was finally free.. like a bird finally released from its cage.

    I make my Ustazah sound like a mean person. But she did teach me a lot of things though most of it went in from one ear and out of the other ear. From what I've learnt from my Ustazah, there are certain things that you're encouraged to do.. and some that you're not supposed to do. It's like as if my own religion came with its own set of instruction manual. Whether you choose to follow it or not.. is a whole different story altogether.

    Being a Muslim boy, I am expected to...

    • Perform my daily ritual solat prayers, 5 times a day.
    • Go to the mosque every Friday for prayers. (And if you don't, you're not considered a Muslim no more.)
    • Learn the Arab language, because our Holy Qur'an is written in that language.
    • Starve myself for 30 days (We call this fasting) before we have our Eid celebration at the end of it.
    • Consume only non-alcoholic water and avoid Pork.
    • And the list goes on and on. (You can't expect me to write everything here right? I might as well paste the entire Qur'an here if that's the case. Joke.)

    Then, we have prayers for almost everything. It's ridiculous by how many prayers we have to memorise in our head. We recite our prayers before we eat or go to sleep, whenever we enter the toilet, when we are stressed, when we have misplaced something, when we step out of the house, even before we have sex (yes, can you believe it?!) and etc.

    That's the thing about religion.

    It makes us so paranoid about everything that we resort to prayers. Like, when we don't know what else to do, we pray. Does it help?

    Praying to god will only benefit you by 10%. The remaining 90%, you ask? It comes from your effort and your motivation to want to do something.

    To put it simple, If you're broke, you can keep on praying for money to drop from the sky. (I wish it was that easy, really!) Or you can get your ass out there and get a proper job for yourself that allows you to earn a stable income for yourself, resolving all of your problems.

    And that.. is my take on my religion. Thoughts?