The Suicide Song : Gloomy Sunday

Have u listened to Gloomy Sunday? Well a fwen of mine suggested me to feel the ‘taboo’ delivered by this song. Unfortunately for me this song is no less than an EMO song *sort of a sad, depressing song* Yeah cos dats wut ppl call it nowadays. But I found an interesting article bout this song.

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Gloomy Sunday – the notorious ‘Hungarian Suicide Song’ – was written in 1933. Its melody and original lyrics were the creation of Rezső Seress, a self-taught pianist and composer born in Hungary in 1899.

The crushing hopelessness and bitter despair which characterised the two stanza penned by Seress were superseded by the more mournful, melancholic verses of Hungarian poet László Jávor.

When the song came to public attention it quickly earned its reputation as a ‘suicide song’. Reports from Hungary alleged individuals had taken their lives after listening to the haunting melody, or that the lyrics had been left with their last letters.

The lyricists Sam M. Lewis and Desmond Carter each penned an English translatation of the song. It was Lewis’s version, first recorded by Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, with Bob Allen on vocals (1936), that was to become the most widely covered.

The popularity of Gloomy Sunday increased greatly through its interpretation by Billie Holiday (1941). In an attempt to alleviate the pessemistic tone a third stanza was added to this version, giving the song a dreamy twist, yet still the suicide reputation remained. Gloomy Sunday was banned from the playlists of major radio broadcasters around the world. The B.B.C. deemed it too depressing for the airwaves.

Despite all such bans, Gloomy Sunday continued to be recorded and sold.

People continued to buy the recordings; some committed suicide.

Rezső Seress jumped to his death from his flat in 1968.

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GLOOMY SUNDAY BY BILLIE HOLIDAY

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Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coaches
Sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thoughts
Of ever returning you
Wouldnt they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy sunday

Gloomy is sunday,
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and i
Have decided to end it all
Soon therell be candles
And prayers that are said I know
But let them not weep
Let them know that Im glad to go
Death is no dream
For in death Im caressin you
With the last breath of my soul
Ill be blessin you

Gloomy sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here
Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is tellin you
How much I wanted you
Gloomy sunday

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p/s : my sunday is as bright as d sunlight =p

Facial Expressions May Reveal Liars *ouch*

Well this is so true bcos i can tell if sumone is lying or not *eventho im a poor liar* =p Just read bout this article bcos it is quite interesting. My advice is do not lie bcos it is so addictive weiii~

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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Liars might think they are good at covering up their deceit but a new Canadian study shows there’s one thing they can’t control that will give them away — flashes of emotion in their faces.

Researchers at Dalhousie University‘s Forensic Psychology Lab in Halifax conducted the first detailed study on the secrets revealed when people put on a false face or inhibit various emotions, and found their faces told the truth.

But instead of clues like shifty eyes or sweaty brows, their expression would crack briefly, allowing displays of true emotions such as happiness, sadness, disgust and fear to come through.

“Unlike body language, you can’t monitor or completely control what’s going on your face,” Stephen Porter, who worked on the research, said in a statement.

The researchers, who reported their findings in journal Psychological Science, examined the case of Canadian Michael White who sobbed as he made a public appeal for the return of his missing pregnant wife Liana White in July 2005.

But three days later, flashes of anger broke through his sadness and he said he was so frustrated with the police that he was going to find his wife himself, leading volunteer searchers directly to her body in a ditch on the outskirts of Edmonton.

He was charged and convicted of second-degree murder.

When Porter and his team analyzed White’s plea frame by frame, they found hints of anger and disgust in his face, not noticed by most of the public.

The researchers also studied adult who were asked to view images that ranged from happy (puppies playing) to fearful (a close-up of open-mouthed rabid dog) and disgusting (a severed hand).

They were told to respond with genuine or deceptive expressions and their reactions recorded.

Porter said no one was able to falsify emotions perfectly. Some emotions were harder to fake than others. Happiness was easier to fake than disgust or fear.

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SOURCE : REUTERS & YAHOO

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My Current Affection : Tara Reid

Have u guys watched ‘National Lampoon’s Van Wilder’? God she’s HOT! Yeah i mean d real hottie! Now im so in love with her. One day we might be together *hell yeah in ur dreams topan* Btw i like her, like i like the other celebs jugak so no offense yeah! =p

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Naaaah~here is her profile :

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Name: Tara Reid
Height: 5′ 5″
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: November 8, 1975
Birth Place: Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Professional Children’s School in New York City.
Barnstable Academy
Relationship: Wayne Boich, Carson Daly (VJ MTV; b. June 22, 1973; engaged in October 2000; broke up in June 2001), Jason Ader (financial analyst; dated 2001), JC Chasez (singer; b. August 8, 1976; dated 2002), Tom Brady (quarterback New England Patriots; dated 2002)
Father: Tom Reid (teacher)
Mother: Donna Reid (teacher)
Sister: Colleen Reid (born in 1982; twin of Patrick)
Brother: Patrick Reid (born in 1982; twin of Colleen)

CURRENT CRUSH: MOHD NAUFAL MUNTALIP *paling..LAH*

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p/s : nak tengok Van Wilder 2 la this weekend =p

Pictures-Holic

Just recently im so into editing pictures. Haish i dunno why la but thanx to mimie for inspiring me *haha she also likes to edit pics* With only basic picture editors which are Nero PhotoSnap Image Viewer, Microsoft Picture Editor and Paint *whoa gle gle basic babe* i somehow be able to edit la but not so good so dun laugh at me taw! Enjoy la kawan-kawan =P

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House Trip 2008 : Teluk Batik

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SHISHA-ing at Aw-Rawsha off Jalan Ampang

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SHISHA-ing at Aw-Rawsha off Jalan Ampang (ii)

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A random picture taken during computing-ing

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p/s : haish projek computing x siap lagi =S

Marie Digby : She’s HOT!

Haha~thanx to Amat-Budak-Sakai! Searched in YouTube and i found her. Well she has a good voice with good package of looking and personality *i guess haha* Wut im sooO amazed with her view hits of 6++ milions *gle gle banyak siot* so up to u guys how to judge her =p

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Umbrella Cover Song

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Gimme More Cover Song

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p/s : topan is always soOO into hot chicks like her *auwwww*

Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men?

Source by:

Jeanna Bryner
++ LiveScience Staff Writer ++

www.LiveScience.com

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Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

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The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.

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Researchers admit that looks are subjective, but studies show there are some universal standards, including large eyes, “baby face” features, symmetric faces, so-called average faces, and specific waist-hip ratios in men versus women.

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Past research has shown that individuals with comparable stunning looks are attracted to each other and once they hook up they report greater relationship satisfaction. These studies, however, are mainly based on new couples, showing that absolute beauty is important in the earliest stages of couple-hood, said lead researcher James McNulty of the University of Tennessee. But the role of physical attractiveness in well-established partnerships, such as marriage, is somewhat of a mystery.

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The new study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Family Psychology, reveals looks continue to matter beyond that initial attraction, though in a different way.

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McNulty’s team assessed 82 couples who had married within the previous six months and had been together for nearly three years prior to tying the knot. Participants were on average in their early to mid-20s.

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Researchers videotaped as each spouse discussed with their partner a personal problem for 10 minutes. The tapes were analyzed for whether partners were supportive of spouses’ issues, which included goals to eat healthier, to land a new job and to exercise more often.

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“A negative husband would’ve said, ‘This is your problem, you deal with it,'” McNulty said, “versus ‘Hey, I’m here for you; what do you want me to do?; how can I help you?'”

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A group of trained “coders” rated the facial attractiveness of each spouse on a scale from 1 to 10, with the perfect 10 representing the ultimate babe. About a third of the couples had a more attractive wife, a third a more attractive husband and the remaining partners showed matching looks.

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Overall, wives and husbands behaved more positively when the woman was better looking.

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The finding “seems very reasonable,” said Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences and Sloan School of Management. “Men are very sensitive to women’s attractiveness. Women seem to be sensitive to men’s height and salary,” said Ariely, who was not involved in the recent study.

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In couples with more attractive husbands, both partners were less supportive of one another. McNulty suggests wives mirror, in some ways, the level of support they get from husbands.

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“The husband who’s less physically attractive than his wife is getting something more than maybe he can expect to get,” McNulty told LiveScience. “He’s getting something better than he’s providing at that level. So he’s going to work hard to maintain that relationship.”

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Men who are more attractive than their partners would theoretically have access to partners who are more attractive than their current spouses, McNulty said. The “grass could be greener” mentality could make these men less satisfied and less committed to maintain the marriage.

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Physical attractiveness of husbands is not as important to women, the researchers suggest. Rather, wives are looking for supportive husbands, they say.

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So it seems the mismatch in looks is actually a perfect match. “Equitable is unlikely to mean the same on every dimension,” Ariely said during a telephone interview. “It just means that overall two people make sense together.”

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p/s : whoa~wut d hell am i talking bout marriage ni? =s

Formula One Circuit 2008 : Sepang, Malaysia

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Hello guys! Whoa~sowy sowy sowy for d late posting. Had some probs due to d ‘lembap-ness’ of Kyuem Internet Super-Duo Dam Dam Wireless Connection *exaggerate again haha*.

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Btw..Went to Sepang International Circuit to watch F1. It was d BOMB! But some major stupid events occured lah like my car bumper jatuh and terseret for like 300m. Mimie was shocked like hell *so did i* Plus in my car, the tool kit was gone *i dunno why lah* so i had to repair it by myself =s

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What? Repair? U tink im a mechanic ah? Haha easy man. I just kicked *super dam dam kuat baeeek punya* the bumper and it fell down *yeah* BUT the prob was how to put d bumper in my car. Luckily my bro told me *thru 20-min conversation* i managed to do so. How? Just open d back seat so d bumper can go thru between boot and back seat *haish settled!*

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Some pictures taken during the race :

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Next, i thot i can watch F1 senang hati lah! But who knows d traffic was like stupid dam dam! Panjang gle gle cam ulat gonggok disusun memanjang berjuta-juta *whoa dah lebih ni* So queued up for like one hour, then we reached d circuit. One more prob, i was so malas to buy d parking sticker *whoa 50bux babe cekik darah namanya* so i went around and around lookin for d parking. Too bad i wrongly took d road so terpaksa pusing balik *plus another 45 minutes haissssssh*.

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Finally i found a good spot punya parking just several cars away from double Ferraris *owh my fav car* and a Daimler *whoa superb coool wei* Lepak-ed K2 Hillstand from 330-500 pm. My fav constructor FERRARI won d race *raikkonen u rox* Balik jamm but i somehow managed to potong d queue *hihihi* and ended up lepak-ing at Aw-Rasha off Jalan Ampang till night.

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What a day lah~BUT full of joy *saya suka saya suka*

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