(Lam W.L) - Can call me "Kiriya" (L
my new Japanese name ^^) or "Candice" or "Ling"
Kiriya (Japanese name)
Rin (Japanese for "Ling")
Ling Ling (pet name given by family)
Kirito love (given by a friend)
candice_kiriya (Live Journal)
teru-chan / aijinokoi (DALNet/GalaxyNet MIRC)
September 19XX - *wail~* I'm old already, but still ok, at least I'm
still younger than Kohta by....3 months?
(Chinese), Libra (Western)
of Birth / Residence
grandmother and a younger brother
/ Cantonese & semi-Hakka
Don't try to convert me to some other religion, the last time somebody
tried, that fella was....by me. Juz respect one another's religion
and I'm happy with what I believe in now, thank you!
open-minded, determined (sometimes can be REAL stubborn), independent,
homely and outgoing (with own circle of friends), good listener,
fast-learner (except for things I hate), sentimental, a romantic
at heart and appreciates anything (living/non-living) that is beautiful.
of my friends even teased me about admiring beautiful women, I mean
hey what's wrong with admiring beauty, don't tell me that I must
be a guy before I can admire beautiful women o_O? Anyway, I am admiring,
not ogling and drooling like some stupid men I've seen... -_-
not pretty so maybe that explains why I like and admire pretty things?
*shrugs* And I hate taking photos, I absolutely don't look photogenic
in them.....or is it a problem with the person taking them? wakaranai.....
often say that I'm aloof but I'm not...I'm just more comfortable
with my own group of friends, that's all. I'm definitely not that
type that goes around wearing a smile for strangers.
I really dislike something/somebody, I'll ignore the thing/person
in question...that's me. I don't like to put on a show... -_-
I like obedient kids and I tend to be very soft with them...not
the unruly and screaming ones....they are definitely out of the
question! I don't even want to be near them! My current "pet"
is my best friend's little nephew and he's so sweet!
wavy, shoulder-length hair (am trying to keep my hair like Kirito's
^^;;;,) am short-sighted but dislike wearing glasses as they keep
slipping off my "button" nose...plain-looking but I like
my eyes the most 'cos they reflect my moods...
Spoken / Written
Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese (passed the JLPT Level 3 but gave
up on the lessons 'cos I hate exams, am now learning more as I go
along reading the mangas, watching the Animes and listening to JRock
animes & mangas, music, computers, surfing the net, karaoke, travelling,
badminton and sleeping!
silver, maroon, dark purple, pink, navy blue, sky blue
food, seafood, spicy food esp. Tom Yam Soup (Thailand), grapes, pomelo,
mango, strawberry and sweet plums
(Lassie ^_^), cat, rabbit, dolphin, koala and penguin! (kawaii !!)
who just: don't know when to joke and when to be serious, NATO (No
Action, Talk Only), think looks are everything (yah..look at yourself
in the mirror first) and are slow in getting hints that they are
excessive gambling, excessive drinking (I don't gamble but I do
drink, so anything excessive is out of the question), flying cockroaches
and other creepy crawlies, crowded places, back-stabbers (I mean
if there's anything, say it in front of the person, not behind someone's
back like a coward) and braggarts.
I hate talking long on the phone unless I'm in the mood, which usually
I don't.....I think that talking on the phone is a waste of time......I'd
rather spend time on my comp, sleeping or watching vids.....
a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems
from University of London. Just gotten an Advanced Diploma in Business
Administration in 2000.....really need to brush up on my soft skills.
2004: Software programming and now, Web design / programming. I'm
not trained at design and these multimedia stuff, but picked them
up along the course of my work...I'm more technically inclined as
my field of study is programming. But, I can't imagine myself staring
at program codes day-in, day-out --> BORING....
Can't imagine... I hated Maths so much but right now I'm in Finance...ahahahaha.
*Sigh* Hope I can get a Consultancy job that has regional travelling...
I Can't Live Without Now...
mobilephone, home computer and internet access, lap-top, music,
MP3 player, amethyst-coloured mascara and dark brown lipstick
addition: Dark nail polishes...
Cheng & Faye Wong (Hong Kong)
Celion Dion, The Cranberries & Savage Garden (West)
Pierrot, Gackt Camui, Luna Sea, Inoran, MAX, Dreams Come True, Aikawa
Nanase, Matsu Takako & Kiroro (Japan)
I did these web sites ?
partly to relieve some of my work stress by focusing on things I
like and I really, really wanted to have a personal web site of
my own for a long, long time. But each time, I started work on it,
the pages just ended up being trashed 'cos I didn't just want to
start a site that talks about myself. I find that it will be boring
and I like to keep my private life as it is....So, the sites ended
up being reflections of one of my hobbies now - JROCK.
I have the time, I'll start other similiar sites on my other hobbies,
such as Japanese Anime/Manga, etc. But that is, if I have the time....I
have to work, you know, to support my sites and myself, hahaha
but not least, I must really thank my web-hosting provider, Boon
and Gideon, who are not just on business terms with me but friends
as well. Guys, thanks for helping me when I really needed help with
all the server stuff! ^_^
Unique voice and good showmanship
Faye: Unique voice and this lady's got a mind of her own!
Powerful voice yet soulful enough to melt one's heart!
The Cranberries: Songs on the edge that talks about life
and people in general
Savage Garden: Their music and voice harmony catches my attention
Their wide-appealed music and instrument-playing (you want rock,
you got it, you want ballads, you got it as well) and Teru's voice
definitely helps! They have chosen a good name for the band where
GLAY actually means "gurei" or "grey" as the
kind of music they play can be very different from one song to the
next....this is what they want their music direction to be....I
only hope that they can continue to churn out some more good tunes
for us to listen to every now and then ^_^
Their pop-rock music and very STRONG instrument-playing (guitars,
bass and drums - all very GOOD) and Kirito's voice is unique as
well and his singing technique is good...Luckily, Kirito took over
the vocals when the original vocalist left. He sounds much better
than the former.
this is one of those bands you seldom come across where almost every
song in their singles and albums are good and lasting...lasting
as in the more you hear, the more you like it...And most importantly,
I feel that the kind of music they play fit the band's name very
well - it's like when you hear the song, you know definitely it's
a Pierrot song...I also hope that they do not lose their uniqueness
even though they have moved on to a major label - this is what happens
to most Indies bands that have gone on to major labels - they lose
their individuality and become too commercialised.... -_-
Voice is unique and powerful, can instantly recognise once you heard
it...can hit the low and high notes very well...and talented as
well, plays the violin, piano, guitar, percussions, .....He really
boosted Malice Mizer's popularity when he joined them....though
he now pursues his own solo career.....
Sea: Senpais! About the same era as Glay, their music is one
of the best! Am amazed that Ryuichi never sings out of tunes during
lives though his voice is a bit on the high side... ^^;
My favourite rhythm guitarist in Luna Sea! He's so steady! I'm totally
besotted by his voice when I heard him sang solo for the first time!
Soft and husky... probably from too much smoking...? Recently, just
realised that another guy from Taiwan, Seasons Lee Jia Qiang, sounded
quite like him~
These 4 ladies' singing and showmanship are good, got wide-appeal,
and overall, I feel this group is very united
Come True: The lady's vocals is powerful and I like the songs
that they have sung...
Nanase: Really powerful voice, very suitable for JROCK...respect
her a lot since it's not easy for a lady to be in JROCK. However,
she seems to have toned down recently, maybe it's all about growing
up and being less rebellious?
Takako: Really powerful and crystal-clear voice, reminds me
These 2 ladies are very talented 'cos they composed their own songs
and play the instruments on their own. Proves that looks are not
what it takes but rather your talent and skills
I'm attracted to artistes who've got unique and powerful voices,
and bands that have very strong (or heavy) instrument playing and
meaningful lyrics to go with. Oh, and most importantly, the vocalist's
voice is also very important..
so many visual JRock bands around, I'm definitely turned off by
guys in visual bands who look so beautiful (some look like gorgeous
women with their stage make-up and dressing...ooh envy ^_^) but
the moment they open their mouths, URRGGH! --> Image and Voice
do not match.... (fainted o_O)
some people asked me whether do I listen to other bands as well?
In fact, I do. Such as L'arc-en-Ciel (Laruku), X Japan, Baiser,
Dir en Grey, Raphael, Amadeus, Aliene Ma'riage, Due le Quartz, Janne
da Arc, J, Fake?, Schwarz Stein, etc. The list goes on....but my
fav bands are still GLAY and Pierrot....
Ermm...please refer to above....Anyway, my music preference is quite
varied. For example, I like the early albums of Luna Sea and Laruku,
Dir en Grey's Cage, Yokan and Yurameki only - sorry DEG fans, but
this is my personal opinion "I don't like unnecessary screaming
in songs - especially Kyo's screaming....I like him better when
he sings properly....I know, I know, it's not DEG if Kyo don't scream,
short, I prefer songs/music (esp. on the part of the Vocalist) that
is soothing to my ears and comes with meaningful lyrics... I don't
really fancy alternative, punk, heavy metal, and rap. And I can't
stand Japanese rappers who try to look like the rappers from the
West, I mean come on, you have your own identity, why follow them?
think I have said enough 'cos people were emailing me asking more
details about myself and my music preference
so I thought I should say something about it here....if I go on,
my small talk will become "long" talk.....hehehe
thing, I want to thank Wai Keet, my "kawaii" brother's
ex-campmate, for lending me the CDs especially that of the Indies
bands, else I wouldn't have a chance to know some of those promising
bands that play great music as well.... ARIGATOU !
My sites: <<<< Be
With GLAY >>>> <<<< Oasis
of GACKT >>>> <<<< PIERROT