Thursday, October 29, 2009

How to parse "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

 friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I couldn't resist putting it up.

Some of you might remember the song Total Eclipse of the Heart, it was a popular song in the 80s if I remember correctly. It's a nice song, but a little overwrought, at least in my opinion. Some person has made a proper flowchart of how the song goes

This is best viewed with this video for complete enlightenment and understanding.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

How to get up and get ready for work in 5 minutes

unbelievable, but this guy proves it can be done :p

I really gotta learn how he does that necktie thing lol

twins, J & S Lee

a real pair of twins, Korean Australians Janice & Sonia

their Youtube channel can be found here.

they do music videos (simple, personal ones) and they're pretty decent! okay, they're not professional musicians, but they are sincere in what they do.

here's them doing their rendition of Hosanna

and an ever effervescent, Bubblegum Song :) my favorite part is at the end... you kinda just have to watch it till the end to find out.

another thing I wish I had thought of doing, hahaha

then again, I don't have a twin or anyone else to sing or play with!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

better, not so sickie

Feeling better now. Still coughing and sniffling a little bit, but at least there's no more fever.

Finally Thursday is over, (at least the work day) and there's only Friday left.

To which we say,
a resounding "hooray!"

Craving sashimi at Sushi Tei. Argh.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

a Googley workplace?

would you like to work for Google? the perks... the perks! why are we all still working for chinaman companies that squeeze you dry with a pittance salary for compensation, and not much else?

Monday, October 19, 2009

sigh. sick

Must've caught the bug going around. So, no work today. Even if I did go, I don't think I would've lasted anyway. Dizzy and all that.

So that leaves me a bit more time to rest, after a really hectic weekend. Why are weekends sometimes more hectic than weekdays? Don't answer that.

Excuse me while I go hack a lung out.

What I'm trying to say is... wait... what was I trying to say?

I have no clue. I'm getting old... and senile.

Been thinking of taking up another instrument. Something more affordable than the oboe, which I really love, but will destroy my bank account and credit cards and everything else I own. Been thinking of the trumpet or clarinet... any suggestions? Of course, I already do play the trumpet, but I haven't been going anywhere with it, since I don't have one of my own. I'm thinking my neighbors would really hate me for it too, if I started practicing! lol

Also, I'm still thinking of getting an acoustic guitar. The classical one I have is murdering my hands and arms. Get it away! Then again, if I got any of these, I wouldn't be able to get a keyboard, which is really what I should be concentrating on, right?

Learning some manners for the LRT & MRT

Gurmit Singh, aka Phua Chu Kang, gives a bit of a lesson on proper manners to follow on the train

definitely something most Malaysians & Singaporeans need to learn - manners!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Awesomeness at DUMC overnight prayer October 17-18th 2009

First time I play for DUMC and it's for the overnight prayer meeting, 6 hours straight. 9pm - 3am

it was an awesome night with over 300 people coming (many stayed the entire 6 hours), and people crying out to God for revival & forgiveness. The presence of God was very real there.

Great time of worship too. Kudos to all in the worship team :)

I can't feel my arms anymore, playing for 6 hours straight :p

Thursday, October 15, 2009

much respect for Victor Borge

one of the granddaddies of musical comedy, this Danish pianist has been entertaining people the world over for decades. He's also an extremely talented pianist.

yeah he's improvising there. and not having played that piece before.

also give this a whirl, it's pretty short

his most famous routine, phonetic punctuation (the second half of this video)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

long time, no update

that's because I've been busy. Work's been taking up a lot of time, and I'm usually just exhausted by the time I get back.

and I'm gonna be playing for all night prayer meeting at church (9pm - 3am). My prayer for now is that I'm able to stay awake for that long!

on a happier note, Igudesman & Joo are coming to Malaysia! They're performing at the DFP (Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra) on Nov 16th with Gidon Kremer and his orchestra, and on Nov 17th on their own - their own show called A Little Nightmare Music. I've got my tix! I'm excited :)