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Well, it’s been a very long pause for me to put any entry on this blog. A whole month? That’s how long I’ve been off? Wow!

Anyway, now that I’m back into my posting activities here, and intending to ‘appear’ more frequently (or at least not disappear as long as I did before), here’s a little first re-entry…

And I present you: the Youtube video of my self! Oh, sorry guys, my two readers a week. No, I mean, I’m Yours… No, no, not the actual me! It’s the title of this song from Jason Mraz. You know it really well, right? 😉

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Well, it’s simply the lyric of an old popular country song that I just found a few moments ago.

But why I put it here? Maybe because I consider it as a “reflection” on my birthday (within the next few hours)? Umm… maybe not.

One thing for sure, when Hayes released this song in 1995, he was at the “appropriate age” for the song. And I am definitely older than he was… (but yes, I don’t care).

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Old Enough To Know Better

(by Wade Hayes)

Neon lights draw me like a moth to a flame

Mama raised me right that just leaves me to blame

When I get a little sideways on a honky-tonk tear

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

Cowgirls with an attitude boots and tight blue jeans

Take my mind off doing right and doing other things

When the weekend’s gone I won’t have a dime to spare

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

Monday morning I wake up with a hammer in my hand

The boss-man yelling something at me that I don’t understand

I don’t know how I got to work but I sure know I’m there

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

When the eagle flies on Friday well he barely leaves the ground

I’ve got just enough left to get dressed up and head back to town

Boss says, ‘Son having all that fun won’t get you anywhere.’

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

Monday morning I wake up with a hammer in my hand

The boss-man yelling something at me that I don’t understand

I don’t know how I got to work but I sure know I’m there

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

I’m old enough to know better but I’m still too young to care…

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This picture is an old view of Bon Jovi’s original line-up. From left: David Bryan, Alec John Such, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, and Tico Torres (taken from a personal MySpace page).

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It was about a few weeks ago, while I was a bit bored and depressed with the whole study assignments, when I browsed and found these groups of Bon Jovi fans on Facebook. There are probably more of them, but these four – each with more than a thousand members – were what I finally joined in (just with an interest to get in touch): Bon Jovi, Admit it… Deep down inside you love Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi – Enough said!, Sexiest man alive – Jon Bon Jovi (you can’t view them unless you’re log in to FB).

Anyway, enough said indeed! There’s probably nothing left to say about the band, which during their 24-year existence had already produced 10 studio albums (and some extras) with more than 120 million have been sold all over the world. And yes, of course 100,000,000 Bon Jovi fans can’t be wrong! 😉

Currently, as you may see on their official website, they’re still on tour in Europe, including in Norway and Denmark (18-19 June), before continuing to the UK (21-28 June), and fly back to the US on July (with a stop in Ontario). On the site, you may also check a lot of things, including purchasing all of their songs in MP3 formats. Or you may join the official fans site if you like.


This is part of the actions when the band performed in Sydney, 22 Jan 2008, which I managed to come (but this picture belongs to Hariklia Stournaras from the FB fans group).

Well, what I’d like to share a bit more here is about the first moment when I heard the songs of Jon, Dave, Richie, Tico, and Alec (the bass player who left the band in 1994). And it was in 1988 during my first year in Junior High School, through a cassette of compilation songs (pop and ballads), when I firstly heard this song: I’ll Be There for You. It’s a love song alright, was newly released, and it wasn’t actually one of the popular songs of Bon Jovi, since previously they’ve had three albums with a couple of smash-hits like Runaway, You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, or Wanted Dead or Alive.

And again, enough said… here’s a lyric of another good song that I like:

– Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night –

Hey, man.. I’m alive. I’m takin’ each day and night at a time. I’m feelin’ like a Monday but someday I’ll be Saturday night

Hey, my name is Jim, where did I go wrong. My life’s a bargain basement, all the good shits gone. I just can’t hold a job, where do I belong. I’m sleeping in my car, my dreams move on…

My name is Billy Jean, my love was bought and sold. I’m only sixteen, I feel a hundred years old. My foster daddy went, took my innocence away. The street life ain’t much better, but at least I get paid…

And Tuesday just might go my way; it can’t get worse than yesterday. Thursdays, Fridays ain’t been kind; but somehow I’ll survive…

Hey, man.. I’m alive. I’m takin’ each day and night at a time. Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, man.. I gotta live my life. Like I ain’t got nothin’ but this roll of the dice. I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night…

Now I can’t say my name, and tell you where I am. I want to roll myself away, don’t know if I can. I wish that I could be in some other time and place. With someone else’s soul, someone else’s face…

Oh, Tuesday just might go my way; it can’t get worse than yesterday. Thursdays, Fridays ain’t been kind; but somehow I’ll survive…

Hey, man.. I’m alive. I’m takin’ each day and night at a time. Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by…

Hey, hey, hey, hey, man.. I gotta live my life. I’m gonna pick up all the pieces and what’s left of my pride. I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night…

Saturday night… here we go..

Someday I’ll be Saturday night. I’ll be back on my feet, I’ll be doin’ alright… It may not be tomorrow baby, that’s OK. I ain’t goin’ down, gonna find a way.. hey, hey..

Hey, man.. I’m alive. I’m takin’ each day and night at a time. Yeah I’m down, but I know I’ll get by..

Hey, hey, hey, hey, man.. I gotta live my life. Like I ain’t got nothin’ but this roll of the dice. I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night… I’m feelin’ like a Monday, but someday I’ll be Saturday night..

Saturday night… all right.. all right.. Saturday night.


Picture courtesy of Bonjovi.Com.

Have memories with Bon Jovi or their songs too? Or have any other comment? Like? Dislike? Why don’t just share it here then..? 🙂

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Everybody loves songs. People always like to sing a song, or at least listen to it. Well, I do too.

So, here’s the list of my favourite songs of all time. What I mean by “favourite” is the songs might have influenced certain part of my life once, or just related to a fracture of my memories. They can be a great song with good lyric, or probably have a nice melody, or something else. Of course, they can be old or new, or whether it’s the original version or not.

Initially, I’d like to put only 10 top songs on the list, but apparently there’re more than ten. So to make it easier, I divide them into two categories, international and Indonesian songs – I even put one of our national songs in the second list. Here they are (both in alphabetical orders):

International Songs

  • Bizarre Love Triangle (Frente)
  • Blood Money (Jon Bon Jovi)
  • Cats in the Craddle (Ugly Kid Joe)
  • I Remember You (Skid Row)
  • Love is All Around (Wet Wet Wet)
  • More Than Words (Extreme)
  • Ode to My Family (The Cranberries)
  • Patience (Guns & Roses)
  • Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (Don Henley & Patty Smith)
  • What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)

Indonesian Songs

  • Bongkar (Swami)
  • Hari Merdeka (H Mutahar/songwriter)
  • Hilang (Garasi)
  • Ibu (Iwan Fals)
  • Kangen (Dewa)
  • Kisah (Boomerang)
  • Mimpi (Anggun)
  • Rumah Kita (God Bless)
  • Segitiga (Cokelat)
  • Terlalu Manis (Slank)

Anyway, I realise that probably there’re even more than 20 songs that I like a lot. But I think these are the best that I can compile for now. How about you, guys? Have your own list?

Talking about list of songs, I happened to find an interesting website while browsing for some songs’ files. This website has some lists with unique titles such as “The Top Songs about Me of All Time”, “The Most Annoying Singers of All Time”, “The Top Desperate Cries For Attention Songs of All Time”, “The Top Forty Politically Incorrect Songs of All Time”, or “The Top Forty Songs of All Time That Leave More Questions Than Answers”. Check it out if you want to know more.

Finally, I’d like to share a lyric of another song I like. It’s a beautiful song from an international Indonesian singer, Anggun. Let’s sing along if you know this song, okay..! 😉

” Snow on the Sahara “

Only tell me that you still want me here

When you wander off out there

To those hills of dust and hard winds that blow

In that dry white ocean alone

*Lost out in the desert… You are lost out in the desert…

To stand with you in a ring of fire

I’ll forget the days gone by

I’ll protect your body and guard your soul

From mirages in your sight

*Lost out in the desert…

#If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track

I’ll be the moon that shines on your path

The sun may blind our eyes, I’ll pray the skies above

For snow to fall on the Sahara

#If that’s the only place where you can leave your doubts

I’ll hold you up, and be your way out

And if we burn away, I’ll pray the skies above

For snow to fall on the Sahara

Just a wish and I will cover your shoulders

With veils of silk and gold

When the shadows come and darken your heart

Leaving you with regrets so cold

*Lost out in the desert…

#If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track

I’ll be the moon that shines on your path

The sun may blind our eyes, I’ll pray the skies above

For snow to fall on the Sahara

#If that’s the only place where you can leave your doubts

I’ll hold you up, and be your way out

And if we burn away, I’ll pray the skies above

For snow to fall on the Sahara…

For snow to fall on the Sahara… (x3)

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