La La La [like i care] - Continuation of a journey
Saturday, 27 December 2008

La La La [like i care] was our fourth single to be released on air. I cant quite remember the things that happened during the course of this single..but for fact, it's somewhat the most recognisable piece of work that De Epitome have done. I dont know why or how but people seem to like this song. As i had said from my earlier post..when we decided to record songs for on air releases we promised ourselves that we will, we shall, we MUST do different styles with each of the singles. Like I Care was the epitome of that..coincidentally though..this is the second time that our song starts with the word "once upon a time"..hahah :) (the first one being 'Conversation').

From what i can remember, we were trying to fix Conversation. We needed a more fast paced rythm to go along with the song. But instead of renewing and improving the song we made a whole new song. Based on the rythms and chords of Conversation, we tried to improvise a different tone for this new song. Luffy asked if i could write the lyrics..i asked what do you want for the theme? and he said.."apa pikiran mu jon?"..hahaha :P when someone ask for my personal opinion, my usual answer would be that of my personal experience. And from my personal experience, all my life i've gone thru many..many..many sh*tty experience. The heartbreaks, the lies, the backstabbing, the outcast..its all a long journey for me. So, back on the topic of making the lyrics. As usual as to all the songs i have written, its a personal statement to what i have been thru. So i went ahead and wrote it while the others tried to refine the song.

I cant remember how long it took us to finish the song (i guess around two weeks). But when it was done it was magnificent. This song also marks the first time that i would sing together with Khai. We practised the song a lot of times to hear if there's something missing. Then luffy thought that it would be fun if we could at some vocals at the beginning. And he proposed that we do something different, something that no one can thought of. So we came up with the 'lalala' part. we loved it so much that we decided to put it in different segments of the songs with Khai and me doing different tones of it.

The main theme about this song is really about self respect and believing in yourself. Only by doing this first can other people learn to respect and believe in you. The other theme for this song is about a guy that falls for somewhat the more popular type than he is. Seeing that this is happening, the people around them starts to talk about how bad the dude looks with this awesome girl, some just couldnt believe, some just couldnt stand it..all in all a usual scene in Brunei. I guess that is all that i can write for La La La Like i Care. I know by fact that this song have a lot of fan, so to all the fans i would like to say thank you for supporting us and your support is very very very very very very (to infinity and beyooooonnnnnnnddddd!!!!!!!) valuable to us personally.

Signing out for De Epitome,

b l i n d n e c r o s :)


The Epitome of Tragedy [De Epitome]
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Lay your head down,
close your eyes,
and feel this world collide.

Breathe in slowly,
believe in me,
Cause in you'll i confide.

Far away it seems,
our dreams we have realised,
the pain, the suffering, the tears.

Staring at the sky,
who are we to deny,
this is our moment,this is our life.

No matter where life takes us,
never forget who we are,
The Epitome of Tragedy..our dream..our shooting star.

Done By: b l i n d n e c r o s


Pa daaa yooo?? Mall gig 7 dec 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008

De epitome was invited to perform on the 7th december 08.. It was in conjunction with the launching of Rentak 914 vol.3 CD. And here are some of the happenings..

Moments before the show..ramai jon!

Sesi Menenangkan fikiran~~

Most of the performers were already there in the morning to do soundchecks , signing posters etc. So when i came (around noon-ish) most of De epitome were either tired, nervous and delirious (delirious only applies to adul :P). But things went just fine as soon as the show started. here are some of the pictures of the performers during the show.

MC for the show Feez Madea (love her 'Hujan' song) & DJ didi

DJ didi introducing Avantgarde

Putri Norizah on stage

Faiz in action

Bombay from the 1st ever P2F

A Band Once :)

A girl that needs no introductions (i'll introduce her anyway)
Ladies & Gentleman....
M A R I A !!! :)

The Seeds & Maria

Hans with Putri Norizah

"Aura~~jangan menangis, ku kan sentiasa berada di sini"
Adi Rani with her daughter Aura :)

Fairuzneezan (i've seen her perform 2 times..great vocals!!) :)

Hikari 8 (always a pleasure to see them perform)

De Epitome's Performance (From an audience point of view)..

As the show's date comes closer, some of us cant make it for the performance. Me & Deal were busy with work. So the only original member left to do the performance were Khai, G5 and Adul. They rehearsed for a total of 2 times only for the performance and they rehearsed it with our guest drummer (Shukri) and keyboardist (Shahrin).

On the day of the show, i came to watch purely as an audience..i could say that not being apart of the performance sucks bad. I just sit and take pictures during the show :(

From where i sit..which is at the front. The show had a few glitches (mostly on behalf of the sound technicians). And when it comes to De Epitome's time to perform i could barely hear the keyboard and Adul's guitar. It was like the amps were'nt working. But as they say..the show must go on..and it did! 'Saat Terhapus' is our latest malay single and Khai had lots and lots of time to practise it before the show. So on the 7th he was quite confident singing it. All of De Epitome looked cool..calm and collected during the show. the reactions from the audience were also encouraging, some were even whistling and clapping (i believed this came from the above floors). From where i sit, people were enjoying it..some nod their heads along with the song, some sing along, some were eating Kentucky Fried Chicken..heheh :P (lapar time atu..taisliur tarus meliat org mkn ah.)

Overall i was glad to see the positive reactions from everyone that was there to see this event. To my Epitome brothers, you guys did well even though 2 of us cant perform at the time. I'm proud of you guys, Im sure Luffy is proud too :). Here are some of our pictures at the show..

De Epitome (Khai mendalami lagu Saat Terhapus..iatah duduk..kira emosi bah tu)

G5 meliat ke atas (gerenti ramai orang di atas ne)

Our guest keyboardist & Drummer (You guys did great!!)

Before the show (Muka memang sorang2 'slumber' time ani..heheh :P)

Khai & G5 taking a picture with De Epitome's Fans :D

Khai & G5 taking a photo with an unidentified (One with NY cap) but apparently a die hard fan of De Epitome

Some of the crowds @ the many you know :P

Sesi Menconteng : G5's signature [Pa Da Yooo!!] :P

Blindnecros's Signature : Epitome Rocks!! :)

Shukri's Signature

Khai posing with his signature : Kita Hebat [We truly are]

Khai. Shukri & Adul [ntah behapa c adul ane?]

Khai during the autograph session [lalai kan begambar nda lagi orang lain ampit pen..hahah] :P

Feez Madea & Adul..again with the unidentified Epitome's die hard fan (one with the cap) interframing :D

Photos Taken By: blindnecros & G5

Post Done By: b l i n d n e c r o s




We are De Epitome, a six piece band hailing from Brunei Darussalam. Established in mid 2005 and rocking on till now. We are currently independent and manage all of recordings and practices by ourselves (kinda gotten used to it..).



Ameen (MaN wiTh a FeW wOrDs?!)
Khai (Da JuNiOr!)
Deal (HiDdeN cHaRacTeR!)
Adul (Da MoZ AnNoyiN MemBeR in Da BAND!)
G5 (OwNeR oF OuR HoMeToWN!)
Luffy (rOoT Of aLL!!)





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