Sunday, March 30, 2008

Charlene goes solo ???

Charlene Choi is going it alone as Twins partner Gillian Chung takes a break from the entertainment scene.

IT looks like Charlene Choi is pretty much going solo these days as her Twins partner Gillian Chung is taking a break from the Hong Kong entertainment scene.

Twenty-seven-year-old Chung, who is on extended vacation after her sex photo scandal with Edison Chen, will be going to Japan where she will mainly learn about singing and dancing.

That will effectively keep the gossip-plagued artiste out of the limelight for some time, as she will be unreachable for several months, at least.

Choi, 25, has her hands full juggling her packed filming schedules between two major Hong Kong films – Wind and Cloud: Storm Riders 2 and The Butterfly Lovers– which will keep her busy till mid-year.

She portrays Wind’s (played by Ekin Cheng) wife, Second Dream, in the much-awaited Storm Riders 2. She also stars as the female lead, Zhu Ying Tai, in The Butterfly Lovers alongside Wu Chun, of Taiwanese boyband Fahrenheit, who will be making his big-screen debut as Liang Shan Bo.

Playing president

NEWS that a film would be made about ROC Taiwan President-elect Ma Ying-jeou surfaced just days after he led his opposition party Kuomintang to an overwhelming victory in the Taiwanese presidential elections.

Clockwise from top left: Jet Li, Chow Yunfat and Takeshi Kaneshiro have been considered for the part of Taiwan’s President-elect Ma Ying-jeou in an upcoming film.

With a budget of US$20mil (RM64mil), the production is tentatively titled The Story of the President of Taiwan.

Taiwan director Wang Yu Ya has indicated that he has in mind candidates such as mainland Chinese Jet Li, Hong Kong veteran star Chow Yun-fat and Taiwanese-Japanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro to play the politician. Taiwanese media purportedly prefer Taiwanese actor Lee Chih Xi who has previously done frequent impersonations of Ma.

Handsome, intelligent, and articulate, Ma has such wide appeal that he has made an appearance on a TV talk show hosted by Taiwan’s 30 Magazine with American Chinese singer-songwriter Wang Leehom, during which they both strummed guitars and jointly sang I Understand.

Endorsement deal

NICHOLAS Teo has set a record of sorts for being the first non-Korean to be invited by South Korean electronics giant LG to endorse their LG mobile phones.

Malaysian Nicholas Teo has set a record of sorts for being the first non- Korean to be invited by South Korean electronics giant LG to endorse their LG mobile phones.

LG mobile phones are endorsed by Korean celebrities Hyun Bin and Kim Tae-hee in South Korea.

The Taiwan-based Malaysian singer-actor was appointed brand ambassador for LG Mobile on March 24 and unveiled as the Malaysian spokesperson for its new model KF510 handphone, which will be launched soon.

Often mistaken for popular Korean actor Kim Jae-won, the Sarawakian is also noted for his gentle smile.

He just staged his debut concert Nicholas (From Now On) Live in Malaysia at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, on Saturday.

Baby makes three

ROGER Kwok Chun On became a father recently when his wife Cindy Au gave birth to a boy at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital.

The baby arrived two weeks ahead of the due date, but the couple remained calm, as they were well prepared. The Hong Kong TVB award-winning actor who is currently busy shooting series Cordial Heroes brought a camcorder into the labour room and taped the entire birthing process.

The couple named their son Brad, which means generous and magnanimous.

Since both of them like Brad Pitt, they hope that junior will grow up to be like the Hollywood actor.

Roger Kwok Chun On and Cindy Au Sin Yee with their newborn, Brad.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Riza Santos will replace Marian Rivera

Former PBB housemate Riza Santos (left) will replace hottest Filipino actress Marian Rivera (right) in Dolphy and Vic Sotto upcoming movie. According to Philippine Entertainment Portal, Filipino actress hectic schedule is might be the reason why she can't accept the offer.

"Malamang na ang schedule ni Marian ang rason kung bakit hindi na niya matatanggap ang project. Magsisimula na kasing mag-taping si Marian ng Dyesebel sa April 2. Sa Palawan ang location ng pilot episode ng Dyesebel. Ang balita ay one week silang mag-i-stay roon at baka ma-extend pa. Sa Friday naman, March 28, ang scheduled first-day shooting ng first team-up nina Dolphy at Vic sa pelikula. Kahit makabalik ng Maynila si Marian, ang Dyesebel ang kanyang magiging priority."

This first movie of Riza would be considered as a big break for her.

Angelika dela Cruz and Sunshine Dizon quarrel issue

Pinay actress Angelika dela Cruz felt glad to hear the news that Pinay celebrity actress Sunshine Dizon is willing to work with her, knowing that they have quarrel issue year ago. Sunshine narrated to Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) that she had no problems if ever she's giving a change to do a project with the said Pinay actress.

"E, noong mga panahon din na ‘yon, talagang mabilis kaming mag-react kahit na hindi namin nakakausap pa ang isa't isa. Kamalditahan days ko pa naman iyon noon kaya kung ano ang makarating sa akin, super react ako," Angelika stated.

Iwa Moto Scandal: Motel Issue with Mark Herras

Rumor come around that sexy Filipina celebrity Iwa Moto has seen in certain motel together with Filipino actor Mark Herras, prompting further that there is some scandal scoop happens inside. The actor denies, Mark give his statement in certain Philippine entertainment news journal that sexy Filipina and him are just friends and besides he knew Michael Ablan, the special person on sexy actress life.

"Bakit naman sa dinami-dami ng lugar na pupuntahan namin, sa matao pang lugar kami pupunta katulad ng motel na sinasabi nila? Alam naman naming public property kami at maraming nakakakilala dahil artista kami. Malabo talaga yun, kahit kailan, ‘di ko gagawin yun. Hindi naman kasi kami laging lumalabas ni Iwa, if ever na lumabas kami, group gimmick yun at hindi yung dalawa lang kami, dahil may mga kasama kami. At hindi kami sa motel pumupunta. ‘Tsaka lately kasi, hindi rin ako masyadong nakakalabas, kasi sunud-sunod ang trabaho ko, kaya sa sobrang busy nakakalimutan ko na'ng gumimik kasama ng barkada," Filipino actor narrated.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Japanese celebrities look so different from their school photos

Japanese celebrity

Although it could be the ugly duckling turning into a swan thing, it’s probably more common for Japanese celebrities to have had some plastic surgery. In the following clips below, we can compare before and after photos of famous Japanese gravure idols, actors and actresses and Jpop stars including Ayumi Hamasaki, Takuya Kimura, Kumi Koda, Tomohisa Yamashita, Namie Amuro, Hideaki Takizawa, Nanako Matsushima, Ai Kato, Yukie Nakama, Maki Goto, Mika Nakashima, Gackt, Izam, Ai Otsuka, Hitomi, Yuka, Takako Matsu, Maki Horikita, Rika Ishikawa, Masaki Ito, Mari Yaguchi, Akiho Yoshizawa, Mai Kuraki, Hiro, Utada Hikaru, Aki Hoshino Kazuya Kamenashi, Emi Suzuki, Tetsu, Yuki Uchida, Sayuri Anzu, Aoi Miyazaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Akiko Yada, Kyoko Hasegawa, Yumiko Shaku and Keiko Kitagawa.

A young Norika Fujiwara in local hotel resort commercial

young Norika Fuijwara 藤原紀香

A very young Norika Fuijwara 藤原紀香 before she became famous appearing a local hotel/resort TV commercial.

Harumi Nemoto pushes NARL ultrasound body slimming equipment

Harumi Neomoto 根本 はるみNARL ボディデザイン

Busty bikini model Harumi Nemoto 根本 はるみ has to exercise and diet hard to keep her famous voluptuous figure. Unfortunately, when she is not concentrating she turns really really chubby and has to work extra hard to regain her figure. Here’s where the NARL Body Design ナール ボディデザイン, body slimming equipment really helps. Developed by Miwa Science organisation, NARL is short for NorAdrenaline ReLease which releases the hormone into the fat cells of adipose tissue to induce a natural natural lipolysis (fat burning).

“Using an ultrasound frequency and intensity [517 KHz - 110 mW/cm²] will stimulate the sympathetic nerve terminals resulting in the release of NorAdrenaline in adipose tissue, independently from central nerve control. The released NorAdrenaline is receipted by nearby adipocytes and receptors activate lipolysis locally. The resulted Free Fat Acids (FFA) and glycerol must be consumed with exercise or an equivalent substitute immediately consecutive to the sonication session that is the emission of NARL [517] ultrasounds”

So if you really believe you can lose weight and slim down without proper diet and exercise, you can purchase NARL products from 88,000-250,000 Yen here and here.

In any case, we’re just interested to see how much weight Harumi Nemoto can put on and how much she got paid to be in the slimming ads.

How we normally see Harumi Nemoto

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Straight teeth without the traditional braces

Invisalign is the new breakthrough technology that straightens your teeth without the hassle of braces to give you the smile you have always wanted.

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces, you will have a new reason to smile.

After an initial examination we will decide if Invisalign is right for you. If it is right we will take an impression of your teeth and using the latest 3-D technology customise a series of aligners. You then wear each set of aligners for two weeks, moving your teeth gradually until the intended result: is achieved: straight teeth.

Invisalign is comfortable because there are no metal wires or brackets. It is removable, therefore eating, brushing and flossing are no problem. You can still enjoy your favourite foods and smile without holding back. With Invisalign there is nothing to hide.

Five steps to straight teeth

Step 1: Your first visit - During the initial visit, we will evaluate, assess and discuss the course of treatment with you. Bite impressions of your teeth are taken with a series of reference photographs.

Step 2: Invisalign makes your aligners - Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners.

Step 3: You receive your clear aligners - During your next visit, you will receive your first set of clear aligners. Usually we give you a few additional sets to wear before your next visit.

Step 4: You wear your aligners - You'll wear each set of clear aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. On average, most people complete their treatment in approximately a year. You'll visit us at regular intervals to check your progress.

Step 5: Your treatment is complete - Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each clear aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have straighter teeth and the beautiful smile you deserve.


Jay Chow Piano Battle in S'pore Concert2008


Friday, March 21, 2008

[Dang ni] - When you

By: 王心凌 [Cyndi Wang Xin Ling]

如ru 果guo 有you 一yi 天tian 我wo 回hui 到dao 從cong 前qian
回hui 到dao 最zui 原yuan 始shi 的de 我wo 你ni 是shi 否fou 會hui 覺jue 得de 我wo 不bu 錯cuo
如ru 果guo 有you 一yi 天tian 我wo 離li 你ni 遙yao 遠yuan
不bu 能neng 再zai 和he 你ni 相xiang 約yue
你ni 是shi 否fou 會hui 發fa 覺jue 我wo 已yi 經jing 說shuo 再zai 見jian

當dang 你ni 的de 眼yan 睛jing 瞇mi 著zhe 笑xiao
當dang 你ni 喝he 可ke 樂le 當dang 你ni 吵chao
我wo 想xiang 對dui 你ni 好hao 你ni 從cong 來lai 不bu 知zhi 道dao
想xiang 你ni 想xiang 你ni 也ye 能neng 成cheng 為wei 嗜shi 好hao

當dang 你ni 說shuo 今jin 天tian 的de 煩fan 惱nao
當dang 你ni 說shuo 夜ye 深shen 你ni 睡sui 不bu 著chao
我wo 想xiang 對dui 你ni 說shuo  卻que 害hai 怕pa 都dou 說shuo 錯cuo
好hao 喜xi 歡huan 你ni 知zhi 不bu 知zhi 道dao

如ru 果guo 有you 一yi 天tian 夢meng 想xiang 都dou 實shi 現xian
回hui 憶yi 都dou 成bian 了le 永yong 遠yuan 你ni 是shi 否fou 還hai 會hui 記ji 得de 今jin 天tian
如ru 果guo 有you 一yi 天tian 我wo 們men 都dou 發fa 覺jue
原yuan 來lai 什shen 麼me 都dou 可ke 以yi
無wu 論lun 是shi 否fou 還hai 會hui 停ting 留liu 在zai 這zhe 裡li

重唱 (repeat) *,#

也ye 許xu 空kong 虛xu 讓rang 我wo 想xiang 得de 太tai 多duo
也ye 許xu 該gai 回hui 到dao 被bei 窩wo   夢meng 裡li 會hui 相xiang 遇yu
就jiu 毫hao 不bu 猶you 豫yu 大da 聲sheng 的de 說shuo 我wo 要yao 說shuo

重唱 (repeat) *

啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la
啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la
我wo 想xiang 對dui 你ni 說shuo  卻que 害hai 怕pa 都dou 說shuo 錯cuo
好hao 喜xi 歡huan 你ni  知zhi 不bu 知zhi 道dao
啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la  啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la 啦la

Monday, March 17, 2008

Take Care 4 uR Baby's TeetH

When will my baby's teeth appear?
Every baby is different. Generally, teeth start appearing between 4 and 7 months of age. You baby may be drooling more at 4 months. The first teeth to come in are usually the 2 front teeth on the bottom.

Healthy teeth are important to your baby's overall health. Teeth help your baby chew food and form words and sounds when speaking. They also affect the way your baby's jaw grows.

What can I do to help my teething baby?

Teething is usually painless, but it can make some babies uncomfortable and fussy. Giving your baby a cold teething ring or a cold washcloth to chew or suck on may help. Teething gels should be used carefully because too much is not good for your baby.

Teething does not cause a fever. If your baby has a fever, you should talk to your doctor.

What about breast feeding, bottles and sippy cups?
Breast feeding is good for your baby's teeth. If you give your baby a bottle, always hold the baby when you feed him or her. Do not leave a bottle in the crib. Do not put juice in a bottle.

Your baby can start using a sippy cup when he or she is 6 months old. Stop giving your baby a bottle when he or she is a year old. Do not let your baby walk around with a sippy cup unless it has only water in it. Do not give your baby a sippy cup of juice or milk in the crib.

After your child is one year old, give only water or plain milk between meals instead of other drinks. If you give your child juice or flavored milk (like sweetened milk products), only give it with meals. Juice and flavored milk have a lot of sugar in them.

When should I start brushing my baby's teeth?
Start cleaning your baby's teeth twice a day as soon as the first tooth appears. Until your child is 1 year old, you can use a wet washcloth or gauze to clean your baby's teeth and gums. At about a 1 year to 18 months of age, you should start using a soft baby toothbrush and a small dab of toothpaste that does not have flouride in it. (This type of toothpaste is safe for your baby to swallow.)

When should I take my baby to the dentist?
Be sure to take your baby to a dentist by his or her first birthday, especially if there is a high risk for cavities or any other problems with his or her teeth. It is better for your child to meet the dentist and see the office before he or she has a tooth problem




To be that good, it must be taxin’
No such thing as satisfaction
You’re makin’ things happen while I’m relaxin’
Like a Sunday afternoon
My dad used to tell me I was lazy
I got dance moves like Patrick Swayze
I’m the left over turkey for the world’s mayonnaisey
The star next to the moon

Now I know I’m just here to amuse you
And I don’t mean to abuse you
But if I could just use you one time

Tell me what it’s like
To be the queen of it all
The Neiman Marcus of the Mall
And tell me what it’s like to be the one and only
All American Girl

Now I never had a supernatural feelin’
Not to mention a sexual healin’
But every now and then I get to the kneelin’
To thank him for it all
But you probably got some inside connection
So many numbers that you gotta rolodex them
So much muscle that you never gotta flex them
To catch you when you fall

And I know I’m just here to amuse you
And I don’t mean to confuse you
But if I could just use you one more time

Tell me what it’s like to be the house on the hill
The number one diet pill
And tell me what it’s like to be the one and only
All American Girl

Now I bet you won’t say you get crazy
Or that you don’t shave your legs
When you’re lazy
Or that you’re just like everybody else in the world
You just got lucky, that’s all

And I know you’re not here to amuse me
But you sure know how to confuse me
So if I could just ask you once again

To tell me what it’s like to be a star on the rise
A breakfast cereal prize
And tell me what it’s like to be the one and only
All American Girl
The All American Girl
The all amazing crazy girl


Saturday, March 15, 2008

F4- Goodbye ( "Waiting 4 u album")


F4 BACK..!!!! (~.^)

F4 BACK..!!!! (~.^)


Taiwanese boy band F4 release a new combined album, Waiting for You, at December 28 to support Taiwan tourism. This is their first album in five years.

The four members of F4, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu, were invited to act as spokesmen for Taiwan tourism and to sing the theme song for the tourism TV play Finding Love Here.

The play, starring Ken Chu and Vic Zhou, will be broadcast in Japan and South Korea to promote Taiwan tourism. Vanness Wu will also appear in the play as a guest actor.

Unlike other bands, the members of F4 have mostly worked individually since the band was formed in 2001, thanks to the Taiwan version of the TV drama Meteor Garden.

The new album includes two choruses and two solos by each member.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


                                  2 HATI MENJADI 1 (ost. LOVE)
Gita Gutawa feat Dafi

C                 F     G                                                                                      
Na na na na na na
C                 F    G
Na na na na na na

C                 F    G
Sejak melihatmu
C                 F            G
Ku jatuh hati padamu
C                   F    G
Saat mengenalmu
C                        F       G
Semakin kuingin kamu

F                     G                Em    F   G
Maukah engkau menemani aku…

Reff :

C         F     G 
Hari kuindah 
C                     F      G 
Dua hati kan bersatu
C          F     G 
Hariku indah
C                               F     G 
Dua langkah menjadi satu
C          Em              F             
Andai aku dan kamu
Dm      G        C
Bersama selalu

C                 F    G
Na na na na na na
C                 F    G
Na na na na na na

C                      F    G
Saat kau menatapku
C                 F             G
Aku jadi salah tingkah
C                       F        G
Kau genggam tanganku
C                            F          G
Berdebar debar jantungku

F                     G               Em  F       G
Maukah engkau Menemani aku…

Back to reff :

F                           G
Dan bila kau tak ada
F                                         G
Mengapaku memikirkanmu
F                             G
Apakah engkau juga
F                      G
Memikirkan aku

Back to reff :

from :


Is That Music We Hear or a Tyke’s Beating Heart?

Published: November 21, 2007

To describe “August Rush as a piece of shameless hokum doesn’t quite do justice to the potentially shock-inducing sugar content of this contemporary fairy tale about a homeless, musically gifted miracle child. August Rush (Freddie Highmore) hears music everywhere. Whether it’s the wind in the grass or the roar of a subway, the sounds of the world ar a symphony to his ears, and the movie’s soundtrack offers a Hollywood realization of a John Cage idea in which all sounds are music.

August, introduced as Evan Taylor, has absolute faith that music will mystically reunite him with his parents, who he is certain must be somewhere out there, although he has no clues to their identity. As we learn early in the movie, those parents — Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an Irish rock singer with a musical sweet tooth, and Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell), a classical cellist — fell in love at first sight and conceived him on a rooftop overlooking Washington Square but were kept apart by her conniving, ambitious father (William Sadler).

Months after their night of love, the pregnant Lyla is hit by a car and gives birth prematurely. In the most preposterous of the many ludicrous plot twists in a movie whose continuity is flimsy at best, her father forges her signature on adoption papers, gives the baby away, then tells her it died. Louis and Lyla abandon their performing careers and morosely search for they know not what.

In the meantime, Evan flees from a group home in New Jersey to New York City, where he falls in with a band of runaways living in the old Fillmore East Theater in the East Village. Here, Wizard (Robin Williams), the Fagin character in the movie’s “Oliver Twist”-inspired subplot, reigns as their cunning surrogate father who collects and distributes their earnings from panhandling.

When Evan, who has never touched a musical instrument, picks up a guitar for the first time and plays it like a pro, Wizard christens him August Rush, a rock-star-worthy name taken from the side of a truck, and seeing a potential gold mine exploits August for every penny he can earn. After the boy demonstrates the same talent on a church organ, there is no stopping his meteoric ascent. In six months he is conducting a symphony orchestra performance of his original composition on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Monday, March 10, 2008

lyric and chord

Am F
aku ingin mencurahkan
Dm G
isi hatiku kepadamu

Am F
tak kuanggap, tak kupandang
Dm G
sama sekali ku tak cinta

         Tapi sesuatu tlah terjadi
          menjadi terbalik
          Kini kurasa yang dia rasa

          (*) C                                   F
               Jika cinta, biarkanlah aku jadi cinta
               C                                       F
              Jika sayang, biarkanlah aku jadi sayang

              Hatiku kini miliknya Tuhan tolong
              F                     Dm                  G             C
              jangan jodohkan ,dia dengan yang lain

Am F
Dm G
sama sekali ku tak cinta

back to # , (*)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

lyric from american idol's winner

                  evER evER aftER          
by :Carrie underwood

                       Storybook endings, fairy tales coming true
                       Deep down inside we want to believe they still do
                       And a secret is taught, it's our favourite part of the story
                       Let's just admit we all want to make it too

Ever ever after
If we just don't get it our own way
Ever ever after
It may only be a wish away

                        Start a new fashion, wear your heart on your sleeve
                        Sometimes you reach what's real just by making believe
                        Unafraid, unashamed
                        There is joy to be claimed in this world
                        You even might wind up being glad to be you

Ever ever after
Though the world will tell you it's not smart
Ever ever after
The world can be yours if you let your heart
Believe in ever after

                        No wonder your heart feels it's flying
                        Your head feels it's spinning
                        Each happy ending's a brand new beginning
                        Let yourself be enchanted, you just might break through

To ever ever after
Forever could even start today
Ever ever after
Maybe it's just one wish away
Your ever ever after

(I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss)

Oh, for ever ever after


have a problem with crowded teeth...

History of dental braces

Do you think the braces you have around your naughty teeth are invention of modern man? You are wrong. It’s surprising that the dental braces used to straighten the teeth were used even before the era of Jesus Christ. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) says that archeologists have found some bodies of ancient man which had metal stripes weaved around their teeth and some were even around individual tooth. The living era of these mummified ancients dates back to 400BC!

The field of dentistry which deals with proper positioning of our teeth is called Orthodontics. Many people have taken interest in developing this field and it is said that even Aristotle thought about various ways to fix the deformation of teeth and filling gaps in between teeth. In early stages ancient man used catgut as the material for preparing braces. Catgut is a cord made from the intestine of sheep or goat which is good in toughness. As the world has changed a lot thereafter so has the materials used to prepare braces have.

During 1800’s catgut was replaced by wood, copper, brass and after some years by gold and silver. Even in this time braces were something which can be afforded only by wealthy ones. Gold and silver were naturally preferences of kings and royal people. It was important that the material used should be good to mould and take various shapes. Gold is good at it, but due to its high price it was marginally used. Later during 1950’s stainless steel braces were found to be more effective and were used thereafter. Now-a-days everyone can afford the braces and give attractive positions to their deformed teeth.

Today as every field is advancing so is Orthodontics. Better braces and applications are devised. Braces will be used further as they are one of the best solutions for teeth deformations and they will continue shaping your teeth positions which adds to your beauty.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Tersadar di dalam sepiku

Am  G           F

setelah jauh melangkah

Dm                        Em
Cahaya kasihmu menuntunku

F                          Dm                 G

Kembali dalam dekap tanganmu

                                     (*)   F                               Em              Am
                                             Terimakasih cinta untuk segalanya

                                             Dm               G           C            C7
                                             Kauberikan lagi kesempatan itu

                                             F                                      Em       A
                                             Tak akan terulang lagi semu....a

                                            Dm                        F                 G             C

                                            Kesalahanku yang pernah menyakitimu

Tanpamu tiada berarti

Am  G                  F
Tak mampu lagi berdiri

Dm                        Em             
Cahaya kasihmu menuntunku

F                           Dm                G          
Kembali dalam dekap tanganmu

back to (*)



Monday, March 3, 2008

Delon's new album Perasaanku

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Stanislaus Alexander Liauw Dalon Thamrin yang lebih populer dengan nama Delon Idol (29) meluncurkan album baru berjudul "Perasaanku".

Album yang diluncurkan di Jakarta itu merupakan album ketiga setelah dua album Delon terdahulu bertajuk "Bahagiaku" (2004) dan album natal "The Sweetest Gift from Delon" (2005).

Pada acara "Ngobrol Bareng Delon", penyanyi berpredikat Indonesian Idol 2004 itu mengakui cukup lama dalam mengeluarkan album baru.

Produksi album terbaru penyanyi kelahiran 20 Mei 1978 itu merupakan hasil kerjasama label rekaman Sony-BMG dan sebuah produsen shampoo yang belum lama ini menyelenggarakan kompetisi menyanyi untuk wanita dengan hadiah utama duet bareng Delon.

Dalam album tersebut terdapat lagu "Indah Pada Waktunya" karya kelompok Numata yang dinyanyikan duet oleh Delon dan pemenang kompetisi, Irene Pratami Angriawan.

Delon mengaku senang karena teman duetnya merupakan penyanyi terseleksi.

"Karakter dan kekuatan vokalnya sesuai dengan saya dan orangnya mau belajar dan cepat sekali daya tangkapnya," kata Delon, yang juga menjadi salah seorang juri kompetisi itu.

Irene, mahasiswi Universitas Indonesia (UI), pada peluncuran album itu gembira karena dapat berduet dengan Delon.

"Saya simpati kepada Delon, meskipun saya bukan Deloner," katanya. Deloner adalah sebutan bagi kelompok penggemar Delon.

Selain "Perasaanku" dan "Indah Pada Waktunya", pada album baru itu Delon juga mengandalkan lagu "Terbalik" karya Dewiq untuk diterima publik.

Menurut Yan Juhana dari Sony-BMG, penggarapan album baru Delon dibantu sejumlah musisi ternama, termasuk Tohpati sebagai pengarah aransemen dan musik.

Selain pembuatan video klip, katanya, kegiatan promosi album baru itu juga dilakukan dengan konser-konser terjadwal selama enam bulan mendatang, termasuk yang digarap pihak produsen shampoo untuk Irene sebagai duta merek produk pencuci rambut itu. (*)

Album Perasaanku 2oo8 ada 10 track, yaitu:
01. Indah Pada Waktunya (Ft Irene)
02. Perasaanku
03. Hati Berganti
04. Adinda
05. Aku Patah hati
06. Memilikimu
07. Cinta Tanpamu
08. Untuk Cinta
09. Terbalik
10. Your Love (Ft Gita Gutawa)

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Four Idols VOTED OFF on Feb, 21st '08 had the opportunity to do speak with the four Idols voted off during week one. Each of them seemed to face their untimely end on the show with grace, and opened up about what comes next for them.

Garrett Haley was asked whether Simon Cowell's comments were over the top, and his answer might surprise you. In fact, he said he found a lot of humor in what Simon said. He's happy with his fair skin and the way he looks, and, while it's possible the comments might have affected viewers, they really didn't bother Garrett at all. Now, his friends and family are another story, as Garrett did say that they were quite upset with Simon for what he said on the show.

Garrett was actually influenced by a lot of former Idols, and says that a big reason for him even trying out was his admiration for Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, and Elliott Yamin. While he didn't get to show much of his musical style, he did say that he likes "alternative pop" the most, but he also likes to infuse a little R & B into his performances. Despite the many comparisons to Leif Garrett and Peter Frampton, Garrett admits he didn't even know who either of them was at the time, and he had to look them up on the internet!

When asked about his lack of air time, he said that it, too, might have affected his fate on the show, as viewers might not have gotten a chance to connect with him as fans. However, he didn't let this bother him while he was on the show. He did say that he "beasted it up in Hollywood," and he wishes people would have seen more of that!

While Garrett says he was shocked by being voted off so soon, he will definitely keep singing. In fact, he's never even had one voice lesson. The best piece of advice he was given when on the show was just to be himself, and that's when he thinks he started to shine. As far as who will win this year, Garrett thinks that's a very hard prediction to make. As he said, "Every single person brings something different and unique to the table, and everyone's very talented."

Unlike Garrett, Amy Davis says she wasn't surprised by her early departure, as she really feels she had a few technical issues with her singing. Although she had a slight case of pink eye, Amy said she wasn't one of the unfortunate ones that was struck with the flu. As far as the most surprising part about "Idol" in general, she said that it was definitely how star-struck she was to see celebrities!

The toughest part of being on the show, according to Amy, was the pressure of realizing just how huge American Idol is, and knowing the expectations that come with each performance. She admitted to having some trouble channeling this anxiety. She said that the show takes it out of you physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally, but it's the biggest platform you'll ever get, so you have to put every ounce of energy you get into every song in order to get something in return. She doesn't regret the experience, and even enjoyed learning a great deal about what goes on behind the scenes.

As for the best advice she was given, Amy said Paula Abdul advised her to really know who she is as an artist, and she has really taken this to heart. In fact, she thinks that everyone planning on auditioning for the show should take the same advice into consideration. She also said that people should remember to stay true to who they are.

Joanne Borgella was asked about her past reality TV experience, as she was the winner of a show called "MoNique's F.A.T. Chance." She actually said that the two experiences couldn't even be compared, as only "Idol" involved singing. She explained that nothing can prepare you for the "whirlwind" experience that is AI. As far as being the last picked and the first one to go, Joanne still said she feels "amazing to be part of the Top 24" out of the thousands who auditioned. She feels like a winner, especially considering the fact that this year is being touted as the best of the best in the talent realm.

When asked about her comment about her voice not sounding the way people expected, she said that most people think that plus sized women will sing a sort of "neo-soul," and, while she loves that music, she really prefers Pop, R & B, power ballads, and dance/club music.

Many often wonder how difficult it is to sing that final song after finding out you are leaving that evening but, surprisingly, Joanne said "It was a beautiful moment." The hard part for her was actually leaving such good friends. She explained that after being under that kind of stress and getting that fatigued together, it's easy to form very strong bonds very quickly, which is what they did.

Joanne said that her life has already changed tremendously, as she's been talking to some huge media outlets about her experience. She also talked about how surreal it was to see herself on the AI commercials. The changes have all been for the better, and she plans on using "Idol" as a huge springboard. As for the future, Joanne is going to continue "dabbling" in modeling, singing, and hopefully a little acting. As she explained, "This opened like 80 billion more doors."

When asked about Simon's comments about his lack of a future in singing, Colton Berry said that "Simon's job is to be Simon. That's who he's supposed to be." Therefore, it didn't come as a huge surprise to Colton and, in fact, Colton said that Simon should remember that he was a part of picking the Top 24!

Colton doesn't plan on letting Simon's comments deter him from his dreams for the future. As he explained during the interview, his two big goals in life have always been to be on "Idol," and to be on Broadway. Now that he can check off his first goal, he definitely plans to pursue his Broadway dreams, and he said that his dream role would be Fiero from the musical Wicked. In fact, after finishing up with talking to the press about his AI experience, he plans on going home to assume his role as Director for a production of The Wiz.

Colton talked a great deal about the quick bonds that were formed while on the show. He said that they all always made each other laugh, and that most of them were like brothers and sisters to one another, calling the whole experience "so much fun." It's no wonder, therefore, that he wasn't able to name a winner when it came down to it. As he said, "This Top 24 and the talent is ridiculous," and he went on to call it a "level playing field."

Garret, Colton, Joanne, and Amy


Sunday, March 2, 2008

idol's at season 7

THE TOP 24 :
David C, Amy, Colton, Amanda, Robbie, Joanne, Ramiele, Kristy, Kady, Michael, David H, Asia'hAlexandrea, David A, BrookeAlaina, Jason C, Syesha, Danny, Garret, Jason Y, Carly, Luke, Chikezie