Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bittersweet Tribute *


I tuned in to Michael Jackson's memorial at 1am this morning. With the rest of the world glued to our TV sets, I paid my respect to our beloved King of Pop as he was given the world's biggest tribute by the best in the music world.
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It was an occasion not to be missed by any music lover, for it was the very last time we would see MJ in all his remembered glory, before he was laid to rest. I could not miss it and though B was falling asleep halfway through, I was wide awake.

There were many notable performances given to our King of Pop, starting with Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz who gave a beautiful rendition of I'll Be There. It was just so sad to see Mariah choked up as she sang her beautiful voice and words for Michael.


I was also moved by Brooke Shields' speech and recollection of her memories and lifelong friendship with dear Michael. Giving us a personal insight into her special bond and relationship with Michael, she got us remembering MJ in a fun and loving way. John Mayer gave a beautiful performance as well, strumming his guitar to MJ's hit tune, Human Nature and I was most touched by Usher's Gone Too Soon performance, which I truly felt was the best, most moving tribute and farewell to Michael.
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Each performance was significant and beautiful in their own way but I was moved to tears when MJ's only daughter Paris, sobbed her goodbye to her beloved Dad. It was just a choked-up moment for everyone to watch. The love and connection this poor little girl shared with her Dad whom she not only loved, but admired as well was simply undeniable. Truly it was the saddest moment of the whole service and I was glad she had the wonderful Jackson clan to comfort her. putuscinte

A nostalgic and bittersweet occasion all around, that was the mood felt at the memorial; at least for me who viewed it till the end. I'm glad I did not miss this tearful tribu
te for MJ. It comforted me to know that the whole world is deeply saddened by the loss of our music icon so I was pleased that Michael was given the proper farewell and tribute he rightfully deserved.

Goodbye Michael! We love you always and truly, you will remain as the greatest music legend of all time.
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99 comments:

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM

mariuca!

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM

MPG loves me?

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 2:29 PM

am I?
am I?

Kima,  July 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Spent 5 minutes trying to open ur page. I cud have chopped. See twitter for proof! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Monica!!! You’re here! :)

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM

FC woo hoo!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM

LOL Marvic!!! Of coz MPG loves you he he! * post je ni cutie! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Mariuca! my connection really really sucks! >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM

It’s u the SSG chopper Monica!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Ala comelnye Marvic talking to herself! Hugs Marvic!!!

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

just watched the video..so sad listen to it.. :'(

i didnt watch it last night since i was not feeling very well

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Morning Sandman! :)

Shemah,  July 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

MArzie!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( for me, I absolutely loved jermain jackson's performance of MJ's fave song "Smile". It was beautiful and heartfelt.. I wept of course when marlin jackson gave his farewell and when of course paris said bye to her daddy.. :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Im getting so fed up!!

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

laa...x terkeluar ke tadi....there is one before this.. :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Sorry Sandman, sometimes the page just won’t load, but thanks for trying! Don worry, more posts coming up…perhaps at WOAFS? Stalk me Sandman! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

:* :* :* I'm here sweetie!

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Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

oh yeah i watched the news just now...so sad lah his daughter :'( :'( :'(

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Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Hey tell me abt it! And stupid EC won load widget, not even at my blogs, was so fed up last night cause I couldn drop so didn drop la Monica! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Kan Marvic? Sedih gila la tgk Usher broke down! Sigh……B and I got all teary la watching Usher…. Rest in peace Michael… :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Oh not feeling well ke Marvic? Here’s a hug! Demam lagi ke tu?

Phatelara,  July 8, 2009 at 2:40 PM

I didn't watch the memorial, but I felt the sadness as Dhiya told me about it last night. :'( Listening to Usher right now.

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Phatelara,  July 8, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Oh no, that's such a touching performance. :( :'(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Shemah!!!!! Hugs!!! Oh I pun sedih gila when Marlon gave his speech!!! Give a hug to his twin brother Brandon it seems, aiyoooooooo how to tahan like dat!!! Such a sad sad farewell for Michael, I watched the tribute twice Shemah! After the one on CNN, I tuned in to the one on E! :’(:’(:’(

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 2:42 PM

dua hari lepas ok...yesterday evening panas dtg balik..now stuck kat office..terpaksa la tahan demam..uhuuu..

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM

dat's why lah i refreshed so many times edi still cannot see yr EC widget now :( yesd i dropped 200+ and i gave up!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM

I can imagine Mon, hugs! But don worry ur not alone, me too very fedup with my connection since last night! Spoil my dropping and blogging routine only! :(

Shemah,  July 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM

yalah marzieee.. i bukan lagi teary eyed.. memang nangis lah.. totally wept!! i can't believe that he's gone... it's like my best childhood memories revolved alot around listening and dancing to his songs... :'( :'( :'(

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Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Dah boring dah ngan MCS (missing comment syndrome) Marvic! Dah berbulan dah JS cakap nak fix this freaking problem, sampai today habuk pun tarak! Mcm mana org tak fedup! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM

U slept edi Mon? I just got up, wrote this early in the morning, then went to zzzzz and just published after waking up! ;)

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM

So sad kan Paris crying for her Daddy? Aiyoooooooo B and I cannot tahan la!!! :’(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Glad u kept us company on TF last night Debbs even though u didn watch, enjoy Usher….huhuhuhu! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:51 PM

It was Debbs, sure teary punya kalau watch on TV…. And Usher sang it so beautifully u just can’t help but be moved…. :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

yeah i slept early Mariuca... i wanna update my blog but cannot login!
ARGH!!!!!!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Marvic! Go home, am sure ur boss will say okay. U not feeling well tu, nanti sure relapse and ul get sicker! Go home sweetie! :)

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Kan???? Refresh and refresh like a freakin fool but still cannot see widget, I oso fed up! I tot yest only, see2 today oso same!!!! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:55 PM

It’s the end of an era Shemah!!!!! Everybody and I mean everybody kenal MJ and this is really the saddest moment this year, I oso still find it hard to believe. There’ll never be another MJ, the world has lost their only king of pop, sedih sedih!!!! :(:(:(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM

i oso cannot tahan when Paris sobbed her goodbye :'( :'( :'(

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Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 2:57 PM

What????? Kenot login??? Oh that’s bad Mon! I can log in, at least! Why not u restart ur laptop?

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Yeahhhhhhhhhh I was so glad Janet Jackson was there to comfort Paris, and the smallest one, Blanket is adorable la! Long hair like dat! :)

marvic,  July 8, 2009 at 3:05 PM

never mind ...still can tahan...later balik i terus sambung tido..hehehe

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Sure or not Marvic? Ok….go stalk WOAFS…nak post sat lagi ni!

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 3:17 PM

now can login edi after 10 mins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Sure Mon tensi today!! Hugs Mon!!!!

Phatelara,  July 8, 2009 at 3:24 PM

I mmg sedih last night and I know if I watch it, I'd surely cry!

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Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Sure cry one Debbs, mesti terdrop the tears…. Sayang MJ! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

thanks Mariuca!! :* :* tensi to da max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Hugs Mon! Hopefully u get to chop at woafs to lessen ur tensi!!! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 3:38 PM

i hope so Mariuca! :)

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:40 PM

He he….get ready peeps, posting SOON! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 3:42 PM

so fast? :-D

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I am on a roll today Monica, posting frenzy if u will ha ha! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:02 PM

me, no mood to do anything today!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Oh nooooo, lazy mood Mon? I know Im in no mood to drop! :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:08 PM

me too no mood to drop AT ALL becoz of the connection!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Yeah, I still cannot see the stupid widget Mon!!!!!! What is going on la? :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:14 PM

which stupid widget Mariuca? i dropped edi! :-D

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:17 PM

I cannot see the ec widget hahhahaha! Which other stupid widget la then? Hahaha! I haven dropped at tuo mon, cant see widget just now, I will try later for sure! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:20 PM

hahahahahaha okok i can see the stupid widget edi!!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Hahahahha so next time I say stuoid widget, then u know la I mean ec hahahaha!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:26 PM

OOOOOPs STUPID dat is!!!

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:28 PM

hahhahahahh OK!! btw, SS gave me the opps edi!! :-D

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:31 PM

The one I did yest Mon? I got another one oso from SS today!! :)

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:35 PM

yeah! and i oso reserved one today haha!

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 4:36 PM

take so long download comment

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM

yeah MJ miss him dearly

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM

almost cry see his daughter saying miss him

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:40 PM

YAY! I hope sempat do the SS one Mon! Now replying comments and updating FCSB!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:40 PM

It’s slow connection everywhere today TH! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Goodbye dear MJ, you will always be loved…and deeply missed. Hugs TH!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:41 PM

I know TH!!!! I got my tissue box next to me dat time, pity the daughter la!!! :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:46 PM

why not sempat Mariuca? 12 hrs mah ;) I havn't replied comments yet....

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM

U know this SS, sometimes even after u get the reservation, u might not get the PB? Dat’s what happened to Nick…he reserved, got the PB and then when he wanted to submit, they said it was given to another blogger, boleh?????

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 4:59 PM

huh?? why like dat? oh ya the other day i reserved, got the PB but when i
log in again (within 12 hrs) no more edi!

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Dats why! Cause it seems, other better blogs came into the system so even after Nick chopped and got the PB, they gave it to the better blogs (acc to the advertiser needs) it seems! :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 6:38 PM

wahh like dat huh! his blog not good meh? :-D

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM

No, not to say his blog is not good but SS will give the PB to other better blogs if they feel like it, even tho u dah reserve the PB! :(

Monica,  July 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM

too bad lah like dat! ppl wrote the post edi but couldnt submit! :(

Mariuca,  July 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Dats why we shldn wait for the 12 hours, better do quickly if u know what I mean? :(

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

miss her daddy so much

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I will say thank you MJ

TH,  July 8, 2009 at 8:17 PM

must be special day

Wiggy,  July 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I never got to watch it, but have heard loads about it. Will watch that video you've posted later on tonight

foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:46 PM

The MJ memorial was truly touching although I didn't stay up til 4am cos need to work next day! Anyway, watching the repeat on 8tv right now :)

foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Mariah and Trey Lorenz gave a great performance of "I'll Be There" although I think Mariah was having trouble going the higher registers. Maybe she was choking with tears?

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foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:50 PM

I also like Usher's rendition of "Gone Too Soon". It's touching and when he wept at the end of his performance, I felt like crying too!

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foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:51 PM

I enjoyed listening to Brooke Shield's sharing her personal experiences with MJ. She did a great job!! Love it!! :)

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foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:53 PM

John Mayer gave a surprising performance of "Human Nature" as he did not sing much! I thought it was pretty unique that he just focused on the instrumentals. Beautiful! :)

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foongpc,  July 8, 2009 at 11:55 PM

I have yet to see MJ's daughter, Paris giving that emotional speech yet. Still watching on 8tv, I think it will come to that soon.

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Deborah Katy,  July 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM

I have an idea how the little girl feels. I also lost my daddy...

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Roxiticus Desperate Housewives,  July 10, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hola Mariuca...just dropping in on Friday morning before a busy half day of work, then heading off to the beach in Bay Head... have a terrific weekend!
Roxy

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