Monday, October 12, 2009

Stephen Gately from Boyzone dies at 33

I was just checking my email and I saw a familiar face on the main page. Stephen Gately.

PORT D'ANDRATX, Mallorca – Stephen Gately, a singer with the Irish boy band Boyzone who made headlines when he came out as gay a decade ago, has died while on vacation in Spain, the group said on its Web site. He was 33.

Gately "tragically died" on Saturday while visiting the island of Mallorca, the band said in a brief statement. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Gerald Kean, a Gately family friend in Ireland, said Sunday the singer died of natural causes, without identifying them.

"There's no foul play involved, and it's not suicide. It's just a tragic accident is what we've been told, and we're happy that that is correct information," Kean said. "There is nothing untoward. It's not drugs, we don't believe. It's not suicide. It's not murder. It's not a fight. That's what we've been told."

Kean said an autopsy was expected to be conducted Tuesday.

Gately and his partner Andrew Cowles, who were wed in a civil union in 2006, were in Mallorca together, the band's statement said.

"At present we don't have too many details," the statement said. Members of the group were expected to arrive at Palma de Mallorca international airport Sunday afternoon.

Spanish police said they were called to a house near Port d'Andratx on the western tip of the island on Saturday afternoon. The cause of death was unknown and there were no signs of violence, a police spokesman said, on condition of anonymity in keeping with police rules. He said there was likely to be an autopsy.

The house, situated on an exclusive tree-lined seafront street, overlooks a rocky bay reputed to have some of the best sunset views on Spain's favorite holiday island.

By midday Sunday journalists had begun to gather outside the quiet, seaside building with several vacation apartments.

Boyzone members Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch said they were "completely devastated by the loss of our friend and brother, Stephen."

"We have shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all looking forward to sharing many more. Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world. Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen's family. We love you and will miss you forever, 'Steo'," their statement said.

Boyzone was a U.K. hitmaker in the 1990s and announced a comeback tour at the end of last year. Gately also had released several solo singles and appeared in stage musicals, including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

He revealed his sexual orientation to a British newspaper in 1999.

Elton John said Sunday that he and his partner, David Furnish, were "stunned by this tragedy."

"Stephen was the kindest, gentlest soul. We send our love and condolences to his partner Andy and to all his friends everywhere," John said in a statement.

Boyzone was one of the biggest acts to come out of Ireland in the 1990s. Former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said Gately's death was "a huge tragedy to Irish entertainment, Irish music and further afield as well."

"Boyzone and Stephen, they've all been part of Irish life and far wider than that, the last 15 years, and so successful, so it's a huge, huge tragedy. It's so sad," Ahern said.

Boyzone sold millions of records and topped the British charts with six No. 1 singles during the 1990s, including "All That I Need" and a cover of the Bee Gees' "Words."

The group was formed in 1993 by impresario Louis Walsh, who placed an ad in the press announcing auditions for Ireland's first boy band. Among the unsuccessful hopefuls was actor Colin Farrell.

Source from here

i used to go crazy for him for that baby face. and only 33 now... cant wait for the autopsy result...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Old Love...~

i was surfing for a nice zodiac picture to keep and i stumble upon all these pictures. and i started to look in deviant art. they were having this competition for creating the best sailor zodiac. and yes! my craze for zodiacs too!

Sailor Taurus

this is the original piece by the contestant...

and this is the prize. a better version or it.

Sailor Ophiuchus

the original. i think the original piece is already good itself. love the was she was like... communicating with the serpent.

the prize.

for those who dont know about Ophiuchus, read it here. it is actually the hidden 13th Zodiac sign.

Sailor Libra

Original Piece

The Prize

Sailor Cancer

The original piece. Very lady-like eh... me likey~

The Prize

For below Characters, the prize is not done and. and i'll keep checking for the prize to come out. :P

Sailor Virgo

This is actually one of my favourite. She reminds me a little of Sailor Star Healer. Whom i actually went totally gaga over her...

Sailor Scorpio

can u see at her waist how to apply that scorpion effect? nice...

Sailor Sagittarius

this is actually my sign. and i dont like it. i dont know why. hmmm...

Sailor Pisces

where's the fish?

Sailor Leo

i loveeeee the tail!

Sailor Gemini

the twins... ^^

Sailor Capricon

dont like. :(

Sailor Aries

i like her hair that resembles Aries. ^^

Sailor Aquarius

reminds me of sailor mercury... hrm...

all above are all the winners...

the finalists your can find it here...
the entries u can find it in
Part 1
Part 2
and finally... the winners' list is here...

Saturday, October 10, 2009


although once i reached at the age of 21, i do have the excited feeling that i can finally go to clubs legally. i can finally go in to casino. but, i do not have to urge to try every single table in the casino. and from the beginning until now, i only play slots.

and now i know why...

the other day i was curious, what was the days that we can buy 4d. so i asked my aunt. yea. i am such a newbie until that extend. my aunt told me the days (which i forgotten alre) and at the same time told me not to buy.

she told me that our family was rich back then at my grandpa generation and my mom's generation. a car? can just be bought with just a snap on fingers.

until my grandpa is old and the business need to pass down to his son, his 1st son wanted to continue his studies so his 1st son refuse to take over. hence, the business was handed to his 2nd son.

i guess i dont need to say much in between what happened. the business went bankrupt. my grandpa, died.

and now i know why my whole family is really really against gambling. even CNY, we only play like what? 50 cents? rm1? ok la. early this year we upgrade a bit, played rm2. that's all. and we only play blackjack. i always hear people playing rm10 rm50 rm100... playing chor dai dee, mahjong. games that need to paid according points.

people always tell me 'oh this yr i won this this much'. i'm really not thrilled about it. i won slots in genting. yea. i was happy. but i wont have the urge to go on for more.

so now, i understand why...

Friday, October 9, 2009


*blows hard*


phew... look at the amount of dust being compiled here. :D

sorry. wasnt in the mood to blog, thats why all the dust is gathering and oh my... look at the thickness... :D

i'll be back alrite. :D