Saturday, 16 June 2012

Stand by Me

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

I’ve been obsessed with the song for a few days and have listened to many different versions and covers.  Here’s a list of my favorites that I grabbed off Youtube:-

I am putting this live acoustic version foremost as it’s the one that got me hooked.  Go John Park!

By the ever lovable Timon and Pumba (and the frogs of course!)
Pumba : Aaaaa…I don’t think I like this song….XD

Heard this on MyFM promoting the movie ‘First Time’.  Nothing special about the voice but the band’s cool.  By Mark Chao.

One of many remix of Beautiful Girl and Stand by Me.  Never realize how the melodies could be fairly similar.

Julian Lennon & Roland Orzabal’s version.  I actually prefer theirs to John Lennon’s.

By J-Co.  A modern take on the song.

Acapella version by Rockapella

Country version of the song by Tracy Chapman.

And of course, the original by Ben E. King.  Ahhh…love the bass. =)

Which one is YOUR favorite? 

Monday, 11 June 2012

House for Rent!

Time for an update.  Things had been pretty hectic and a few 'life changing moments' happening lately.  We've decided to move to the city and rent out the house in Mawson Lakes.  So to anyone looking for a house to rent way over, give me a call.  Excuse me for a moment while I advertise :-

Single storey detached villa in Mawson Lakes for rent with:-
-Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe
- 2 bedrooms with built-in mirrored robes
-Bathroom with spa, vanity and shower
- Separate toilet
-Laundry with washing machine provided
-Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling
- Lounge room
-Open plan kitchen, dining and living room
- Study room off the living room
- Pergola outside
- Carport for 2 cars
- Walking distance to Mawson Interchange, UniSA, amenities and lake
- 17 mins express train to the city

Done.  Lots of things on our to-do list.  Need to remember to divert all our mails, give notice to all our service providers, hire a removalist for some of the big furniture, hire a van, get our finances settled, pack up, find a tenant, etc etc within a month (actually, it’s already less than a month away, argh!).  They’re doing my head in.  x__x  I know I am surely going to miss something.  We’re seriously broke and the unplanned trip to New Zealand is going to be a stretch.  Which reminds me, we haven’t even booked our accommodation and car for the trip *sigh*  

Dad’s been here for a holiday since last weekend and will be going back to Malaysia with Mum next Saturday.  Bro’s back for a week’s holiday from Victoria and will be flying back to work early tomorrow morning.  He’s been there for nearly a month.  Hopefully he’ll be back in time for the move.  Packing’s fine, unpacking is going to be even better but moving our stuffs are going to be a total nightmare.  I’m a little excited though.  A change is always nice.  ^^

It’s great having dad and bro back in Adelaide, if only for a little while.  Didn’t go to many places of attraction this round since dad can’t stand the cold.  We’ll call this trip a gastronomical vacation since all we’ve really done is eat a lot.  I don’t even dare check my weight on the scale anymore.  

Guess I should call it a day.  It’s nearly 12am and we’ll have to wake up really early tomorrow to have an early birthday breakfast with bro before driving him to the airport.  Parents shall miss him to bits.  Too bad he can’t take another week off. =(

p/s: Went shopping today and bought a lovely Bardot jaguar sheer shirt.  ( I really shouldn’t splurge but it’s hard to resist!) Am still on a high and loving the buy.  Another resolution is to put up a pin-up board in my new room and cut out all items of clothing I love.  I’ll call it..My Fashion Affair.  XD