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Reply 1997 – Alone music video by Bee Gees

Bumped into this music video while doing some Youtube hopping of western music from the 1990’s. Alone by British pop group Bee Gees, released in 1997.

Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records in a career spanned over half-a-century, placing them among the world’s all time best-selling music artists.

Old memories

Not particularly fond of this song, but it’s one of those memory-trigger pieces that stuck in my head. I just started driving (mostly to tuition and libraries) back then and this was played so often on the radio that it became toxic LoL.

It was also during the first “major” crossroad I faced. Just got into pre-university and pondering whether I should switch to business or stay with science stream. Chose the later partly because of a girl, and the rest is history.

It’s been 20 years now. Two of the three brothers in Bee Gees are in heaven, and I’m probably halfway through my journey. Time flies for sure, carpe diem.

BTW, Reply 1997 is a popular Korean drama series about pop culture and memories in the 90’s. I’m borrowing the title to tell my own stories.

Chinese New Year celebrations in London

Video of Chinese New Year celebrations in London in 2014, with various events e.g. lion dance, dragon dance, music performance and other traditional shows.

In the “real” Chinese cities most people celebrate Chinese New Year with their family at home, a CNY festival of this scale is actually uncommon. In fact, some places like Kuala Lumpur are usually quite empty during this period as many have travelled back to hometown or vacationing somewhere else. Happy Lunar New Year.

Thierry Henry – Top 10 Premier League Goals

Arsenal FC have released a video of their top ten English Premier League goals from club legend Thierry Henry in the wake of his retirement as a professional player.

Henry played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club’s all-time record goalscorer. He’s also record goalscorer for France and played a part in their 1998 World Cup triumph.

One of my favourite football players, he’s not only good but oozed elegant on the field, and he scored some really amazing and memorable goals.

Top 10 London Attractions

The official London city guide has made a video for the 10 best attractions in the metropolis, including museums, galleries and world heritage sites.

No nature sceneries, and shopping is not recommended lol. Actually, the list is based on official visitor numbers, some places simply don’t have a headcount for that.

Domino’s UK sandwich-pizza

Pepperoni pizza in English sandwich style, by Domino’s Pizza UK. Not sure if it’s real, not in the menu and its teaser tells nothing much. Looks cute dough though.

Dominos UK sandwich pizza