Someone just commented it has gone pass the two week mark for the fasting month. I didn’t even feel it has passed-by that quickly. Maybe it’s because, to me abstaining from food and water is not as bad as the last time when I was young.
On a usual day, I don’t really have a heavy lunch nor do I snack much in the day anyway, so I don’t really feel the pinch now. It’s like I don’t even realise I’m fasting on certain days, as to me it’s like any other normal day, well except on days when I’m training. I’ll write about that soon enough on another time
Anyway today’s entry is a bit nostalgic emo … so bear with the nostalgia
For now, let’s go retro!
I just don’t know why, but I feel so so nostalgic around this holy month. I even to an extent, downloaded plenty of Malay oldies from YouTube. I of course converted the video to mp3 so as I can listen on my iPod. Thanks to the fellas at YouTube, I can reminisce the good ol days, of my mat hey-days
Feminin in the house
Back in the 1990’s, emerged this all girl band called Feminin from Malaysia. I totally dig them man! Their songs are just so refreshing, catchy and upbeat. A plus point is that they’re hot too.
Well to me they are. With their short crop hair and lovely smiles, you couldn’t help but love them. I got the hots for one of the supporting singers in fact. Hey I was young, crushes comes and goes lah
Out of the four in the band, only the lead can sing. Reminds you of PussyCats Dolls hur … The rest are just extras to make up the number I guess. Nevermind as long they look good, I’m ok with the band.
There was actually five initially, but one left for reason unknown. Anyway listen to this song without looking at the retro video first. You might think it’s from this era. It still sounds as good then as it is now I feel. The song is ahead of it’s time back then
Kini by Feminin (In English it means ‘Now’)
Maybe I just have a thing for girls with short hair hur. I think they look sexay sporting short hair. Kinda reminds me of someone who is active and outdoor kinda gurl. Maybe that’s why I like the group. Well I don’t really know what has happened to the band now. Probably married, with kids and having a successful career perhaps
Also another favourite song from their album is this Untukmu, or loosely translated into English ‘For You’. Kinda lovey-dovey of a song, and the tune is melodic, at times I find myself humming to the chorus, hours after I heard the song. It just stucks in your head. Here’s the video below
Untukmu by Feminin
Terence Trent D’Arby
Let’s move on. Another one of my favorite singers back in the 90’s is Terence Trent D’Arby. He still is my favourite. Although he has not been in the media much, he’s still around somewhere, producing music and such. The last I heard he changed his name to Sananda Maitreya. A reborn buddist of sorts. I just love the below song so much, that it was on replay on my cassette tape for most of the time back then
Let her down easy by Terence Trent D’Arby aka Sananda Maitreya
Another old school group I totally dig then, was this all-boys rap group made up of seven boys from Malaysia. They’re 4U2C. Such a clever acronym eh, kinda cheesy but it works, as it’s not hard to forget the name. They all looks so young, looking at their photos. Very da mat Malaysia right …
Their biggest hit would be this Fiona song. The sliding dance move they revolutionize. Watch the video below at 1:15 minute mark for the sliding move. It is so so hot back then. I got caught up in the sliding revolution too! Looking back I just cringe lah! Maybe on retro clubbing night in the future, I’ll try it out one day! Hahaha. Well the song is about boy-girl relationship. The guy kena play out. Damn bitch
Fiona by 4U2C
Another hit song from my era in the 90’s is the ‘Untukmu Ibu’ song by all-guys band Exist. The below video I’m showing however is a song sung by Mamat, the lead singer who has left the band to pursue his solo career, singing it alone. Back then, every Malays boys trying out for talentime, sang this over airplay song. Kinda like Rihanna’s Umbrella … which has been played far too many times in my opinion on the radio
Albeit it’s numerous airplay, there’s a certain classic feel to the song. Then I didn’t quite understand the very meaning of the lyrics, but I do now
Now in my room as I karaoke to the song, I shall belt it out with such emo, I would even make the emo singer Cat Stevens looking like Kitten Stevens! This song, I can’t play it during the Raya time lah, confirm I’ll shed tear man …
Untukmu Ibu by Mamat (For you mom)
Well that’s my few selected songs from my era that made an impact on my life. I hope sharing these few personal favourite, that you would share yours too. Any songs that made your day?