Thursday, August 7, 2008

When It Rains...

It is a wet Thursday afternoon and when it rains, a sense of unspoken serenity washes over me; shielding me from the worldly pains and heartaches I know. Today is no exception. As I am listening to the soft pitter-patter of the rain outside, I am sipping a comforting hot mug of coffee, basking in the calmness that rarely comes.

A song is playing in my mind over and over and it is one that holds endless bittersweet memories. A love song if you will, that although in no way relates to my current state of a happily-married woman, is one that never fails to bring me back to a particular moment in time, when everything was almost perfect.

A song that lingers whenever everything seems to be falling apart and all I really want to do is crawl into my little corner and hide
from the rest of the world. A song with heartfelt words so hauntingly beautiful, it leaves me in awe every time I hear it. A song that makes me believe that hope and true love prevails over any other, no matter how terrible the situation.

I'd like to share this song with you today, especially for my new friend Metz. I hope u will find this version by Malaysia's Sweetheart Number 1 singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, just as haunting as the original one by Dewa at my other blog. Siti sings two different Dewa songs here and though I love them both, I am currently feeling the first one. :)

Cinta Kan Membawamu Kembali (DEWA)

Tiba saat mengerti jerit suara hati
Letih meski mencoba melagukan rasa yang ada

Mohon tinggal sejenak, lupakanlah waktu
Temani air mataku, teteskan lara, merajut rasa
Menjalin mimpi, endapkan sepi-sepi….

Cinta ‘kan membawamu, kembali di sini
Menuai rindu, membasuh perih
Bawa serta dirimu, dirimu yang dulu
Mencintaiku, apa adanya

Saat kista mengalir, jujurkanlah hati
Tenangkan batin jiwamu, benamkan cinta seperti dulu
Saat bersama, tak ada keraguan…

Cinta ‘kan membawamu, kembali di sini
Menuai rindu, membasuh perih…


imelda August 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

i love the song, sis though i dont understnad the lyrics.

NoyIbrahim August 7, 2008 at 7:46 PM

i really like this song it frm ur blog hre mariuca :) nice song indeed :P Have a nice day ya! :D

Anonymous,  August 8, 2008 at 1:28 AM

Beautiful song, beautiful lady, beautiful song.. simply heartwarming....

thanks for sharing dearie..

I was sleeping when it rained.. but terkejut bangun and kelam kabut closed the balcony door!!


Anonymous,  August 8, 2008 at 4:53 AM

i like the melody, i'm sure it;s a beautiful song ;)

Anonymous,  August 8, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Just love the sound of the pitter-patter of the rain and also the scent of the rain. The sound of water has a natural ability to calm one down. Probably that is the reason why people like to go to waterfall, lake, sea and almost any places that have water. At waterfall, the calming and relaxing effects come from the negative ions in the air actually. Maybe as an Aquarius, I have a close affinity with water. I just love it and yet the same time I fear it also.

Sushi August 8, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Sounds like a love song, very melodic and really nice for a rainy day. I don't understand the lyrics but I can sing along YAY! No complicated sounds in this language! WOOF!

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Hi Imelda, thank you for being my first commenter here YAY! :)

And thanks for listening even though u don't understand the words. It's in Indonesian btw. :)

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Mrs. Ezman!! Thanks so much for always visiting MPG. I am stuck in a bunch of work right now but I will visit u soon.

He he, glad u like this song too dear! :):):)

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Hi LJ!! Oh I just love this versi by CT, and so does B! I have to say she did an excellent job with this song, esp since we already love the original Dewa version. Good job CT! :):):)

It's already Friday so happy weekend LJ!

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Thanks Liza, it is a beautiful song indeed. Have a good one! :):):)

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Hi BK! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. The sound of water does have a sense of serenity about it, I agree.

Hey, I love the smell of rain too and heck, I used to love playing in the rain as well lol! :):):)

Mariuca August 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM

MEOW Sushi! He he you are the best for singing along to this tune! This is an Indonesian song actually so some of the words are not familiar to me as well, but I can basically make out its meaning.

The title means Love will lead u back, so u can pretty much guess what the song is all abt yeah? :):):)

Restnrileks August 8, 2008 at 3:51 PM

alamak ..sori sori.. tersilap laa hantar komen laa.. yang komen atas tadi tuu untuk blog wishing on a falling star..

tuuu arr.. rizzal dok bukak dua blog serentak dengan dua komen window serentak.. tuu yang tersasul salah letakk..


errrr.. ni baru betul komen untuk hujan..

Rain - reminds me of Rihanna

Rain - reminds me of Madonna "Rain"

Rain - suddenly i ve got this old malay songs in my head.. "Hujan yang turun.. bagaikan air mata..."

Well, i think i will listen to both versions. thanks to you..

ohhh heppi blogging.

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Rozella August 9, 2008 at 8:42 AM

I don't know this song and unfortunately I can't listen to it because we don't have speakers in the office! Hehehe :P

I love the rain though... it always makes me feel safe.

Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 9:46 AM

This song is my favorite one.
Remind me when I'm high school.
Nice post. :)

Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 12:06 PM

So nice to have MPG watching over my Roxiticus Best Blogs tonight!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.


Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Ooh, I always enjoy new tunes...but Rex is sleeping and I don't have a set of headphones with me, so I'll have to come back and listen another time.


eastcoastlife August 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Sounds so sentimental.... rainy day, a drink, sad Love songs. These get me depressed. ;P

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM

LOL! Rizal, betul la ur comment, u got it right for MPG and left 2 for Mariuca he he!

Oh I remember that lagu melayu too but dunno the title. I love the rain, but not thunderstorm la. Happy listening! :):):)

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Hi Jordan, thanks for sharing this link over at MPG too. Hope it'll come in handy for my readers as well! :)

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Rozella! Great to see u here at MPG dear! So still busy with ur job eh? Thanks for taking the time to come by here, cepat la dapat speakers, it'll help make ur work more enjoyable if ya know what I mean! ;)

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:24 PM

YAY, thanks IndoContest. Oh u should know this Indonesian song yeah? I love the melody and the lyrics, one of my faves from Dewa! :):):)

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:27 PM

MPG is at RBB today? Woo hoo, hope to get some good clicks from Roxy today!

This is an Indonesian song Roxy so if u do ever get to hear it, that would be really cool! I bet you've not heard an Indonesian song before or have you?? :):):)

Mariuca August 9, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Kah kah kah sorry ECL, Mariuca feels a little sentimental whenever it rains! :):):)

NoyIbrahim August 9, 2008 at 2:38 PM

it's okay bah mariuca...take ur time bah! :)

Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 3:44 PM

I'm an Indonesian.. I know the song.. Oooh.. Love will lead you back to me.. cool..
I like the piano melody after "Cinta kan membawamu kembali kepadaku"

Siti N. sang it well..

Tina August 9, 2008 at 10:42 PM

oh no the vid wouldnt play for me sob sob. must be my darn computer!

im sure its lovely like the songs at your other place anyway ;)

i too love the rain. i think its so relaxing

Grandy August 10, 2008 at 5:17 AM

A melancholy mood can be a good cleansing to a new beginning. :)

NIZHAMA August 10, 2008 at 7:04 AM


tq for your comment in my blog, We had rain too, here in Kuala Terengganu on Thursday, and I was trapped in the bank...

Kim August 10, 2008 at 8:37 AM

beautiful song Mariuca :)
even though the lyrics are Indonesian the tune is one that stays in the back of your mind....:)

Sushi August 10, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Hi GP! I have a tag for you! Happy Sunday! Woofies.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious August 10, 2008 at 12:28 PM

marzie!!! i love this song! when i heard this song from yr blog, i began falling in love with this song. It's just something about this song that has captured my heart as i listen carefully to every words he sang.

Siti's version is not bad too! Love it! I'm singing along wt her, can u hear me? I'm feeling a little sentimental here too. :)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:05 AM

He he, thanks so much Mrs. Ezman, hope ur weekend was great! :):):)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:10 AM

Hi Arthur!! Oh yay, finally someone who knows and loves this song too he he!! I love the piano part too, that really makes the song even more "vulnerable", love it!!

I think Siti sang it very well too, thanks for stopping by! :):):)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:12 AM

Yay! Thanks Tina, too bad u didn't get to watch the video. I decided to have it here so I can hear this song at MPG whenever I want to (since I removed my player temporarily) he he!

Rain soothes my soul! :):):)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:14 AM

Thank you Grandy, very beautifully said, love it! :):):)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:15 AM

Hi Nizhama, org Terengganu ye? Well, it's nice to meet you and I'm sorry u got trapped in the rain. Hope it wasn't too long of a wait. :)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:17 AM

I love your comment Kim! Thank you for listening and you are right. It is the haunting melody that keeps me coming back for more! :):):)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:18 AM

Meow Sushi! Thanks for the tag, I'll try to get it out soon yeah! :)

Mariuca August 11, 2008 at 2:21 AM

Oh Jean!! I love ur comment here too, thanks sweetie! I love both versis la, but the Dewa one really makes my heart skip a beat every time I listen to it! So happy you enjoyed my selection he he!

Thanks so much for singing along Jean, love ya! :):):)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious August 11, 2008 at 3:17 PM

hehe, you've got a good pick here. Normally, i seldom listen to malay song. This is an exceptional. :)

im here again to listen to Siti's version. Yay!! sooner or later i can sing this song at karaoke!! haha!! :D

Tina August 12, 2008 at 7:30 AM

the hearts just pulled me into your place lol. i know im slightly crazy !!

Mariuca August 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Aha but this is an Indonesian song not Malay song Jean! But good thing we can understand the lyrics more or less yeah. Siti's version changed some of the Indonesian words to Malay if u noticed. ;)

Wah sing this song at karaoke!! Can't wait, can take video or not? He he he!!! :):):)

Mariuca August 12, 2008 at 11:39 AM

He he thanks for listening to ur heart Tina LOL! Do come by as often as u like, always a pleasure to see ur pretty avatar here! :):):)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious August 12, 2008 at 4:08 PM

haha, yakah?? ooopss, i did not notice any differences lar! *blushing* :P no wonder got coba instead of cuba. I thought it was just some added ascent in it. lol!

hehe! sure, just let me practice more and wait till i sing like siti first. I'll ask mart to video me then. :)

J@n!ce August 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Beautiful Siti. I don't understand the words but I love her voice :)

LadyJava August 13, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Am here bright and early GP!! I'm an early bird today..heheh... wakey wakey!!

Here to drop, AS and send some love over to the you and the kitties!!

Mariuca August 14, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Jean!!! You are so sporting, I love you la! Now I can't wait to see Miss Yummylicious singing he he...can masuk Malaysian Idol or not? :):):)

Mariuca August 14, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Hi Janice! Long time no see u here at MPG, so very happy you're here today! :)

Alamak, yeah la...Jan doesn't understand Malay, some more this is Indonesian he he...even more confusing for u yeah? Well, I'm glad u enjoyed her voice at least. ;)

Mariuca August 14, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Morning LJ! Kita ni take turns to be the early bird kan? I was a night owl yesterday he he...answering my comments now before I get some zzzz later. Happy Thursday dearie and thanks for all the love! :):):)

LadyJava August 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM

hehehe.. yelah.. nite nitey then :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious August 14, 2008 at 4:24 PM

hahaha.. masuk malaysian idol? boleh! tapi kena disqualified lar because suara macam ayam.. haha!

farnkly speaking, i dun hv a good voice, but i love singing. haha, kesian my friend that they hv to listen to my lousy singing. haha!

Charles Sapp August 15, 2008 at 4:15 AM

I am not sure what the song says, but I definitely believe that it is therapeutic for the soul. Hope and true love will prevail, as long as faith is an ingredient. Beautiful entry to your post by-the-way! I love how you describe the way you feel.

LadyJava August 15, 2008 at 4:19 AM

Hi dearie.. here with some flowers to brighten up your office and some hot soup for you .. get well soon ok and get enough rest ok :)

sending some love around!!

Kim August 15, 2008 at 9:42 AM

oh I love your little favicons Mariuca..
are they new ????

Mariuca August 15, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Morning LJ! I slept after leaving my comment at LJL yest! Woke up today feeling feverish but after my coffee and panadol, am feeling a bit better. Ni terngah buat kerja ni sambil answer comments. Thanks for the flowers, they do cheer me up so! :):):)

Mariuca August 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Ha ha ha! Cute la you Jean! Suara mcm ayam it seems he he! It is great to love singing even though u have a so-called bad voice...cause you're doing something that u love yeah? Yeeha! I really can't wait to hear Jean Chia singing some lovely tunes for us! :):):)

Mariuca August 15, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Hola Charles! Thank you so much for reading!

The rain does bring out the sentimental side of Mariuca, I find it easier to let my thoughts out when I'm feeling serene like this. The song basically talks about love coming back to u one day, and then all the pain and hurt will finally wash away... :):):)

Mariuca August 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM

LOL! Thank you for noticing Kim! I started having my cute lil favicons about a month back he he, I think it's adorable too! :):):)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious August 15, 2008 at 1:55 PM

haha, oklar. i'll try my best to practice this song! :)

marzie, looks who at Glossalicious today! :)

Anonymous,  August 15, 2008 at 8:58 PM

love the melody of the song ...have a nice weekend...

Anonymous,  August 15, 2008 at 9:01 PM

how thoughtful are you to dedicate a song for a new friend. wish to be friends with you too.

ellen August 15, 2008 at 9:02 PM

just passing by to say hello and have a great weekend!

NoyIbrahim August 15, 2008 at 9:43 PM

hi mariuca..hehe i got tag for you. check out my blog ya :P

LadyJava August 15, 2008 at 11:34 PM

I love it when it rains too... especially in this hot with LJL dearie.. slow lah connection :(

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:22 PM

He he, thank you Jean! I'd be so impressed if I get to hear u sing a Malay/Indonesian song LOL! Happy practicing and I saw MPG at Glossa too he he! :):):)

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Thanks Ellen, I love the melody's just so hauntingly beautiful! :):):)

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Hi Tiny Treasures, thank you and sure...let's be friends! Here's a friendship hug just for u! :):):)

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Hola Gbex! I still can't find your blog url, so I still can't visit your blog unfortunately. Hope ul leave me ur URL next time so I can return your visit yeah? :):):)

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Thanks Mrs. Ezman, dah siap dah kah kah kah! Thanks for thinking of me, I had FUN! ;)

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:26 PM

Hiya LJ!! Oh it is damn hot nowadays kan? Working in my office is so HOT too, rasa mcm nak pasang aircon je he he he! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Yelah GP!! So hot nowadays.. macam nak bukak baju jer kan??

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Ha ha ha ha!! Ah yelah LJ!!! Mcm nak bukak baju and swim-swim in a jacuzzi somewhere, maybe Jean's PD place he he! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 2:42 PM

GP.. nasib baik kerja kat rumah. boleh bukak semua kalau nak..lolzz!! tanya debbie...loolzz

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Kah kah kah Debbie buat strip show ke kat rumah? He he he!!! But seriously it is so HOT nowadays, all I wanna do is eat more ABC lolz! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:12 PM

kakakaha.. we are both coli-less and seluar dalam- less...lolzz!!!

mintak maaf kat yg lagi ya... LJ dah gila.. tak tidor!! lolzz

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Ha ha ha!!! Takpe LJ!! Zubli dah tak dtg sini lagi dah, it's only Zubli who'd notice this comment and make fun of you he he he!!! Braless, pantyless but the paper bag ada lagi tak? ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:19 PM

paper bag kat rumah digantung..lolzz.. standby...ehhehe

yelah zubli tak main blogger lagi.. main wordpress jer...hehehe

Miss his pantun2 kan??

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:23 PM

Tak suka la Zubli main WP je and not Blogger any more. Blogger now got new updated features kan? Where are u Zubli? Come out and show ur face here he he! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Tulah.. nanti kita seru2 sama2 GP!! tersedak dia..lolzz

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:27 PM

He he, kalau dua-dua seru si Zubli keluar, hopefully he can hear us and come over! We miss u Zubli! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:29 PM

1..2..3... Zubli Shy Man!!!!!!!!! lolzz!!..

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Zubli! Zubli! Zubli!

LOL! If he sees this conversation, mesti dia ingat kita dah cuckoo! ;)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM

lol!!! mmg cuckoo pun...hehe

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:34 PM

Yeah, must be the hot weather and the lack of sleep! :)

LadyJava August 16, 2008 at 3:42 PM

hehhe... ok sat ah.. i hantar your woosh woosh!

Mariuca August 16, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Thanks LJ! I'll check my email nanti ye? Hope to get woosh woosh here so MPG can smell even sweeter yay! :)

emilayusof August 17, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Hi Marzie! This is my first time listening to Siti singing Dewa's. Nice also but I like Dewa's better.

Mariuca August 17, 2008 at 11:05 PM

LJ!! Takde pun file woosh woosh in the email? Can resend pls? ;)

Mariuca August 17, 2008 at 11:07 PM

Oh first time ye? I really like this versi by CT (best fren I LOL!) but of course, at the end of the day, it's Dewa's version that makes me go ahhhhhhh! ;)

LadyJava August 18, 2008 at 5:40 AM

OOppsss..sorry dearie.. tak lekat lah tu.. ok resent already!!

Mariuca August 19, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Morning LJ! Thanks dear, I will make an attempt to have my Woosh woosh up today! Am clearing out all my old emails now, beratus-ratus ni! :):):)

LadyJava August 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Ok.. eh take it easy with some flowers and some hot mushroom soup for you to start the day ok!!

Mariuca August 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM

Thanks LJ! Eh next time can bring me perfume or not? Perfumes always put me in a good mood, no matter how depressi I am LOL! :):):)

LadyJava August 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM

hahaha.. ok.. am here now with a bottle of perfume.. just as you requested...lolzz!! whooshhh woooshh!!

Mariuca August 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Yeeeha, baru la happening! Some more this is MPG okay...all perfumes are welcomed here LOL! ;)

Love n Hugs from Genie Princess!

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