Numb (Linkin Park Acoustic Cover) – Nur Din Hidayat


I recently did a cover on my youtube channel. I am no Chester Bennington, but I really loved Hybrid Theory and Meteora a lot when i was growing up. So I decided to do one of the songs from Meteora. This is my acoustic cover of Numb by Linkin Park. Check it out and i hope you guys like it : )


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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer 1



Okay okay i’ve just got done with hyper-ventilating. This looks like it’s going to be a really great Spider-Man movie. First we have RDJ as Tony Stark which is always a plus (i just laughed so hard at the not-a-hug scene) and seeing Michael Keaton! 2017 bring it! I’m ready for ya! 😀

The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer Review


I’m still trying to figure out how to clean up my blog here but in the meantime, i wanna do this review!

Watch the trailer here first:

I am super hyped for this game! I have been ready since the time i finished the first game, and that was one of the best games i’ve ever played with compelling story and characters. I can vividly remember playing the The Last of Us at night (because that’s how you appreciate the insanely good graphics) and screaming from just the scares, and cursing from dying too many times.

Let’s talk about the trailer: First we see an all grown up Ellie singing an ominous song (probably a warning to her enemies she’s going to hunt and kill oooh she’s all grown up to be a super badass now!) and if you look closely you can see her sporting tattoos, this could be to cover up her bite marks since she can’t get infected due to her unique immunity to the virus, it would probably prompt other survivors to experiment on her to develop a cure. Do what you got to do to survive, Ellie. Secondly, she can play the guitar now. In the first game, Joel (the main character you play as) promised that he would teach her how to play the guitar, which now i guess he finally did!

Speaking of Joel, there is a theory going around that the “Joel” you see in the trailer is a hallucination of Ellie’s, meaning Joel is actually dead in the second game (Please no, i hope not!). But if it’s true, then i guess it would make sense why she’d be bent on “finding and killing them all” as she mentioned in the trailer. Also, it would make for a great story for the game. Personally i hope Joel is alive and we get to see him again.

Just like the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog can do no wrong. I’m ready for more nights of shooting infected heads and more screaming from all the scares (And the cursings.  Don’t forget the cursings). 😀

The Diarists (and my first blog post)

Finally decided to start a new blog. I used to write a lot.I had a different blog site that is now dead and when i was growing up i used to write in my own personal journal to chronicle my daily life events. Here i’d probably write about anything and everything that i feel would be interesting at the moment. Maybe my music journey, or my personal life, or even geeky stuff like movies, tv shows, cause i’m a supergeek and if you’re into all that then maybe this site might be worth following : )

First off, a short introduction about myself: My name is Hidayat, and apparently sometimes people can’t pronounce it well so it’s fine to just call me Din. I’m an aspiring Singer-Songwriter from Singapore and no i haven’t “made it” locally haha. It doesn’t bother me but i continue to pursue my goal of having my own EP (which may or may not be in the works). I love all things nerdy like books, movie stuff, video games, tv shows so i will be writing reviews on those too because i’ve always wanted to write my own thoughts and opinions on certain movies or shows but never got to it.

I’m still new to this site so it may take awhile for me to familiarize myself with all the functionality of wordpress. For my first post, i thought i’d write about my recent performance for The Diarists.

I started to perform publicly in early 2013. In the beginning i was kinda nervous about it. So i decided to rope in my friend Chris Bong to play as an acoustic duo known as “Din and Bong”. He helped me to grow as a Musician and overcome my fear of performing. We only did open mics and small performances and never really progressed beyond that. One of the major platforms we kept going back to was The Diarists Sessions. I personally loved performing for the Diarists because they are always supportive of originals and will listen attentively to your songs. If you’re keen on performing for one of their monthly sessions click here for their facebook group: The Diarist Sessions Open Mic FB Group

Fast forward to 2016, Din and Bong went their separate ways; Chris with his band, Suasion, which i recommend you check out for some good music they recently released. As for myself i stopped performing this year simply because, i had no reason to. Sometimes, you gotta take a break to re-establish your aims and goals, i guess. But i got a feeling i’ll be back at it next year with some new material to promote so keep a lookout for that.

So about that recent performance.We were invited by The Diarists to perform and video a song that i used to perform at their open mics, which i’m glad it was well liked by the way. The performance called on several Diarists alumni to bid farewell to Perumal, a place where the fellow Diarists founders used to live for a couple of years. I’ll share the video once it’s out!


Thanks for having us. It’s always fun to hang with the Diarists peeps. : )

It kinda felt great to perform again and i have to say i quite miss it. I know my break isn’t for long because at the moment i’m working on my very own EP which i have always wanted to have since forever. Every year i would say, “maybe i’ll work on it next year”, and then next year comes and i’ll say the same thing. It’s either i’m not feeling ready for it or something else just comes up. But this year, i thought to myself, i should do it now, regardless of whether or not i’m ready. Yes it’s currently in the works so HOPEFULLY all goes well and i get to share it next year. : )

Thanks for reading my first post. Follow this blog because i’ll be writing a lot more soon. How about that Westworld finale? That’s one good show i wanna talk about. See you soon!