Sunday, April 5, 2009

We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - Jason Mraz

It's Sunday today...woke up at 9.15am..felt like giving church a skip...but dragged myself out of bed anyway...reached church few minutes after worship session started.. gave my tithe ( I was sure I took out all the big notes and put it in the offering bag)..sermon was on Jesus exposing legalism of the Pharisees, Sadducees and scribes... how appropriate...there i was feeling like a hypocrite..being in church when i wished i was somewhere else...but there wasn't really any particular place i'd rather be in though...

Anyway, after se
rvice, went to CP..been wanting to get Jason Mraz's We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things since i heard his Live i paid rm39.90 for 3 of his discs and they even threw in his t-shirt...quite a good deal...especially since his songs sounded really his groove..

I actually wanted to get Joanna & Wang Ruo Lin too..but it was a bit more expensive and i thought i didn't have enough money to buy i settled with just one album i was getting my wallet to pay, guess what i found in my wallet? there were 2 rm50 notes in my wallet!!! (which was supposed to have been put into the offering bag in church earlier)...dang!!! now i look really bad (good thing Jesus doesn't judge as human does)...will give the left out tithe next week -_-"

Oh well, since i had the extra cash, i decided to go shopping (trying out what my sister calls retail therapy, haha)...bought a pair of casual pants, 2 pair of shorts and a pair of flip-flops (preparation for Bali, i know it's still 3 weeks away but i'll be busy after this weekend ;P)...

So back to Jason the album his his his his casual, honest, in-your-face views on things that matters...though if it was his writing that was used in the album, i guess we're equal (horrible hand-writing)... besides Live High, there was another song that caught me at 'first listen''s called A Beautiful Mess...i felt as if it was written for me (about me) conceited...and Jason Mraz doesn't even know i exist..but i think most girls can relate to this song very's how it goes...

You got the best of both worlds
You're the kind of girl who can take down a man and lift him back up again
You are strong but you're needy
Humble but you're greedy
Based on your body language and shoddy cursive
I've been reading your style is quite selective though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests
That this is just what happiness is

Hey what a beautiful mess this is
It's like picking up trash in dresses
Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you write
Kind of turn themselves into knives
And don't my nerve
You can call it fiction but I like being submerged in your contradictions dear
Cause here we are here we are

Although you're biased I love your advice
Your comebacks, they're quick and probably have to do with your insecurities
There's no shame in being crazy
Depending on how you take these words I'm paraphrasing
This relationship we're staging

And what a beautiful mess this is
It's like picking up trash in dresses
Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you say
Kind of turn themselves into blades
Kind and courteous is a life I've heard
But it's nice to say that we played in the dirt oh dear
Cause here we are here we are here we are (x7)

We're still here
What a beautiful mess this is
It's like taking a guess when the only answer is yes
And through timeless words and priceless pictures
We'll fly like birds not of this earth
Tides they turn and hearts disfigure
But that's no concern when we're wounded together
And we tore our dresses and stained our shirts
But it's nice today
The wait was so worth it...

Now i only need the right guy to sing this one for me..Well, it's time to work out on my elliptical trainer..and then need to get ready for my 'sleepover' at the locum clinic tonight...


  1. So how does the retail therapy go? Bought so many things....must be very effective, right??

    Go see my Stila hauls....more 'keng' than yours :P

    Btw, save your money for retail therapy better la......Why give so much away??? 2 RM50 notes???? You so generous ah? Give me for my retail therapy better. Also doing good deed u know? helping me also charity, U know?

  2. i'm just glad i got my pants and shorts real cheap ;) i'm not into make-ups and i don't have an online can't do much of your kind of retail you money is not charity che...that's an insult to your husband ;)

  3. Well, I know I won't be insulted if you give money to you know who hehe...since it'll never be enough for you know who...

    Wah RM100 for tithe ka? I must say I'm not that generous either...

  4. well romeje...that's why you know who and my che are in the same 'club'...we're supposed to give 10% of our income as tithe must have mixed that up with offering..i don't usually give that much for offering.. i'm not that generous either...

  5. I think the concept forwarded by the church that "everything we own belongs to god, we only take 90%" (meaning 10% is tithe) is such a convenient explanation to get 10% of everyone's income. I mean the church has many intellectuals far superior than many of us and has found the best concept to sell to all of us.

    I had asked why 10%? Did the bible say 10%? Nobody could give me an answer.

    Someone said 10% is fair as everyone pays the same percentage instead of an absolute value. I say absolute value is important - a person earning RM100K/mth can live pretty well with 90K/mth (minus 10%) but someone earning RM1K may not make ends meet with RM900/mth.

  6. i think in the old testament, the Jews put aside 1/10th of their first fruits as offering to God...i supposed that's the basis of tithe..