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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Smiley ~ Tired ~ Phew ~ Wipe the sweat off my brow

Online GIF you can use...

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Smiley ~ Tired ~ Phew ~ Wipe the sweat off my brow

One Drop of Quotes

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"We ourselves feel that 
what we are doing is 
just a drop in the ocean. 
But the ocean would be less 
because of that missing drop."
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(Albanian born Indian Missionary and 
Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. 
Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 1910-1997)

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"Individually, we are one drop. 
Together, we are an ocean."
~ Ryunosuke Satoro

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"I dropped a tear in the ocean, and if 
anyone ever finds it, I'll stop loving you, 
but only then, will I stop loving you."
~ Unknown

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"A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. 
The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. 
Even so, life is but an endless series of little 
details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. 
And the consequences whether good or bad 
of even the least of them are far-reaching."
~ Swami Sivananda
(Indian Yoga master, Physician, Monk and 
Founder of The Divine Life Society, 1887-1963)

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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Starfish Story

Just came across this lovely story. Here below are 2 versions of it.
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It reminds me of this quote by Mother Teresa.
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“We ourselves feel that 
what we are doing is 
just a drop in the ocean. 
But the ocean would be less 
because of that missing drop.”
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(Albanian born Indian Missionary and 
Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. 
Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 1910-1997)
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Version 1:
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The Starfish Story
~ an adaptation from an original story by Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. 

Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"

The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. 

The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don't throw them back, they'll die."

"Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference!"

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the sea.  

Then, smiling at the man, he said "I made a difference for that one."

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Version 2:
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The Starfish Story
Guest Author - Deanna Joseph
adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren Eiseley
1907 - 1977


Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "I made a difference to that one!"

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Muddy Water


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I've learnt that...
it is as difficult to drink water that is muddy, 
as it is to think with mind that is cluttered.
~ age 49... inspired by article below.

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Here's How To Drink From Water That Is Muddy
~ Author Unknown

A Religious Teacher was travelling with a few of his followers. 

While they were passing a lake, the Religious Teacher told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake."

The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to my master to drink?"

So he came back and told his master, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink."

After about half an hour, again the Religious Teacher asked the same disciple to go back to the lake. 

The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy. He returned and informed the Religious Teacher the same thing.

After sometime, again the Religious Teacher asked the same disciple to go back.

This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to his master.

The Religious Teacher looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said," See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, and the mud settled down on its own... and now we have clear water.

Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. It will happen.

Having 'Peace of Mind' is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process!

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Don't Drink & Drive ~ What Happens, The Law, The Penalty

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Don't Drink & Drive
~ What Happens, The Law, The Penalty 
~ ST, 2012 Jan 17, Tue, Pg C11

Song Quote ~ Pick Yourself Up...

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"...pick yourself up, 
dust yourself off and 
start all over again."
~ Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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We all make mistakes in life. The trick is to learn from them, not to beat yourself up every time it happens. There's an old song with a nice beat & pleasant melody. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kern. Some of the other lyrics are...
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"don't lose your confidence if you 
slip, be grateful for a pleasant trip"
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"Will you remember the famous 
men who had to fall to rise again?"
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These words are from a song made famous by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and later by the legendary Nat "King" Cole and jazz pianist George Shearing. It has also been sung by several of the greats like Diana Krall and Frank Sinatra.

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Frank Sinatra | Pick Yourself Up

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Diana Krall - Pick Yourself Up

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Nat King Cole - Pick Yourself Up

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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Walk Kansas Encouragement - Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, Start All Over Again
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers remind you that if you fail to do something or don't live up to your own expectations, you just have to "pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again." If you fail to do your 30-minutes of walking a day or if you don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as you should, don't give up or get down on yourself. Just "pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again."

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Lyrics:

Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, Start All Over Again
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields music by Jerome Kern
This version by Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

FRED: 
Please teacher, teach me something.
Nice teacher, teach me something.
I'm as awkward as a camel.
That's not the worst.
My two feet haven't met yet.
But I'll be teacher's pet yet,
'Cause I'm going to learn to dance or burst.

GINGER:
Nothing's impossible, I have found.
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up, dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip.
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up; dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

Work like a soul inspired
'Til the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you'll be a man, my son.

Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again.
So take a deep breath;
Pick yourself up; 
Dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

FRED:
I'll get some self assurance
If your endurance is great.
I'll learn by easy stages
If you're courageous and wait.

To feel the strength I want to,
I must hang onto your hand.
Maybe by the time I'm fifty,
I'll get up and do a nifty.

(dialogue)

FRED:
Pick yourself up; dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

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Quote ~ Be Nice

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Treat everyone with politeness…
even those who are rude to you…
not because they are not nice…
but because you are nice & that… 
makes a difference of who you are.
~ Unknown
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Teach Less, Learn More

I remember listening to this. I liked the idea of "Teach Less, Learn More".

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Teach Less, Learn More ~ by PM Lee Hsien Loong
An excerpt from his National Day Rally 2004 Speech

112 ~ I think that there are a lot we can do, and which we will do. But
there is one thing which we shouldn't do and that is when we add more
teachers, we better don't add more homework or increase the syllabus
because that just defeats the whole purpose. Then we are back to square
one. In fact, I think we should cut down on some of this syllabus. It would
mean less pressure on the kids, a bit less rote learning, more space for them
to explore and discover their talents and also more space for the teachers to
think, to reflect, to find ways to bring out the best in their students and to
deliver quality results. We've got to teach less to our students so that they
will learn more. Grades are important – don't forget to pass your exams –
but grades are not the only thing in life and there are other things in life
which we want to learn in school.

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Excerpt of... 
SPEECH BY PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG 
AT THE TEACHERS’ DAY RALLY 2006 
ON 31 AUG 2006, 8 PM, 
THE MAX PAVILION, SINGAPORE EXPO


51. And if you are teaching the majority of kids, ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ means prescribe less, work harder. Because it is much harder than teaching the textbook, or teaching the examinations. You have to understand the subject and you have to get them to understand the subject. Focus on what is meaningful, what is important, getting the kids to be self-motivated to want to learn and to absorb what is inside.

52. We have talked about ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ for quite some time. I think it is happening in many schools. I just give you one example of what it means. This is a school from Bedok – it is Bedok South Secondary School. The things which they are doing, learning through projects – designing and making movies and posters for the Singapore Heart Foundation, designing gadgets, handphone charger and pencil holder using IT, Computer Aided Design.  Having prototype machines and making the things which they are designing. What subject is it? It is not one subject. It is a combined learning - Art, Music, Design and Technology, Food and Nutrition, all put together applied and through applying, you learn. I think it is very good, and it takes a lot from the teachers and we should recognise the efforts of the teachers who are able to make this happen.


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Beautiful Morning Prayer ~ from Daily Nourishment

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Prayer of thanks... with all our gratitude... for the wonderful morning… dear Father, thank You for this wonderful morning as we start a new day with faith and trust in You. Guide us in all we do today and open our eyes and heart to those who are in need around us. Invoke the love of You in us so that we will humble ourselves and help our needy brothers and sisters… Amen.

~ from Daily Nourishment Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

I've learnt that ~ 2012 Jan 26, 1905hrs

This is an old one I've sent before except this is the shorter version.

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I've learnt that...
It is still better to pray and hope...
than to NOT pray and be hopeless.
~ 49 years old

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Free Online Downloadable Music


Here's a sample of something that I like... just simple with with the voice of a singer and her guitar.

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KT Tunstall - The Scarlet Tulip
http://www.directcurrentmusic.com/music-news-new-music/2011/5/12/kt-tunstall-the-scarlet-tulip.html
~ KT Tunstall - Scottish singer/songwriter does a sharp (and we think welcome) 180 from the brash, danceable techno-pop of her last album Tiger Suit with this new seven-track acoustic EP available only from her website...released in support of her upcoming solo tour, the songs were recorded, says KT, "by my husband and drummer, Luke Bullen, in our solar-powered studio in the woods in the English countryside." // Release: The Scarlet Tulip (Out now) // Sounds like: even the one-woman-band rhythmic loop overlays are gone on this soft-textured collection of introspective songs, nearly all written during the Tiger Suit period...finger-picked acoustic guitar and Tunstall's marvelously airy, tender rasp of a voice are the only sounds you'll hear (or need to hear) // Quote: I felt a creative need to do something impulsive and autonomous, so this EP is partly...to get the songs out there into the ether as I've always felt there is something special about sending new songs off into the world as soon as they are done. There's something magical about it." // What we like: this is the KT that we've found missing lately: the emphasis on organic, uncluttered songwriting while putting the gimmicky, trendy/indie "edge" on hold...the title track is subtle stunner of lovely guitar lines and a memorable melody...

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Perspective ~ A Point Of View

This goes to show that there are at least 2 or more perspectives about anything in life.

I find the news below interesting... that their fans have 2 different and opposing views about the unflattering paparazzi photos.

View 1
"Many SNSD fans have expressed outrage online 
that the paparazzi had invaded the group's privacy
... and had taken unflattering photos of them, ..."

View 2
"... but some said it was refreshing to 
see their idols at their most natural. "

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Home › ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
  
SEOUL: Unflattering paparazzi photos of the popular Korean girl group SNSD in a plane cabin have caused a stir amongst their fans, reported Korean media.

The photos, which were recently published in a Hong Kong tabloid, showed SNSD's Jessica stretched out in her seat, with one foot on the back of the seat in front of her.

They also showed Sooyoung asleep with her mouth open while Yoona wolfed down some food.

Many SNSD fans have expressed outrage online that the paparazzi had invaded the group's privacy and had taken unflattering photos of them, but some said it was refreshing to see their idols at their most natural. 

SNSD is one of the most successful K-pop girl groups in Korea and routinely plays to sell out crowds in concerts across the region. 

-CNA/ha

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Online White Smileys

Found these online so we can use.

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Online White Smileys
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ยิ้ม smiley, 

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เท่ห์ เท่ห์ อย่างเรา wink, hmm

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หนูไม่รู้ cheesy, hmm

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เยี่ยม grin

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โกรธ angry

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เคือง sad, frown

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ช๊อก shocked, 

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เท่ห์ cool

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งง huh, question, confused

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แนะนำ roll eyes, an idea, blink

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เหงื่อตก tongue, stressed, under-pressure

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ยอมแพ้ lips r sealed, tired, I'll sleep on it

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อาย embarrassed, shy, blush, ashamed

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ลังเล undecided, don't know, not sure

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ตาหวาน kiss, huh, act-cute-with-big-eyes-aka-puss-in-boots

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ร้องไห้ cry, no-ooo!

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Quote ~ The Measure of Love...

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"The measure of love is when
... you love without measure."

 ~ 2012 Jan 22 at 12:13pm

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Responsorial Psalm ~ Ash Wednesday [ABC]

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Psalm 50 (Ash Wednesday, Year ABC]

PDF ~ View or Download

Midi ~ Download

R/. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have sinned.

1. Have mer-cy on me, God~, in your kindness.,
In your com-pas-sion blot out my offence.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and~ clense me... from my sin. R/.

2. My of-fen-ces tru~ - ly I know them;
my~ sin is al-ways before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is e -vil in your sight I have done. R/.

3. A pure heart cre-ate for me , O God,
put a stead-fast spi - rit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor de-prive me of your ho-ly spirit. R/.

4. Give me a-gain the joy~ of your help;
with a spi-rit of fer-vour sustain me,
O~ Lord, o-pen my lips
and my mouth shall de-clare your praise. R/.

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Responsorial Psalm ~ Easter Vigil [ABC] & Easter Sunday Morning Mass [ABC]

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Easter Vigil New Testament Reading [ABC] & 
Easter Sunday Morning Mass [ABC]

PDF ~ View or Download

Midi ~ Download

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Easter Vigil New Testament Reading [ABC]

R/. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Easter Sunday Morning Mass [ABC]

R/. This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad

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Psalm 117

1. Al-le- lu -ia! Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.
for his love has no end.
let the sons of Is -rael say:
"His love has no end." R/.

2. The Lord's right hand has tri-umphed;
his right hand raised me up,
I shall not die, I shall live
and re-count his deeds. R/.

3. The stone which the build-ers re-ject-ed
has be-come the cor-ner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a mar-vel in our eyes. R/.

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Corpus Christi Watershed.Org/Vatican ~ Non-Disposable Missalettes ~ Hymns (SATB)

I just came across this...
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Please stop paying for disposable Missalettes! 
The brand new Vatican II Hymnal is all you need! 
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Below are some samples of SATB hymns in PDF formats. There are more at the website.
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It is all free... BUT... you can also...
Order these SATB arrangements in a bound book (191 pages) for just $11.00! [click here]
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Corpus Christi Watershed.Org/Vatican
~ Non-Disposable Missalettes
http://www.ccwatershed.org/vatican/harmonizations/3/

Music Note Chart ~ for Singers

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This was what I created for myself when I was learning to read music. 
After awhile, I found I relied on it less and less. 
I hope this will help you in your quest to read music.

Click to enlarge for easy reading & to print...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Who's Sorry Now (Lyrics)

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DEAN MARTIN - WHO'S SORRY NOW

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Marie Osmond - Who's Sorry Now

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Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now (LYRICS + FULL SONG)

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Who's Sorry Now (Lyrics)

Who's sorry now? Who's sorry now?
Whose heart is aching for breaking each vow?
Who's sad and blue? Who's crying too?
Just like I cried over you?

Right to the end / Just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, / Now you must pay
I'm glad that you're sorry now.

Right to the end / Just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, / Now you must pay
I'm glad that you're sorry now

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Love Letters In The Sand~ Pat Boone (Lyrics)

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Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand (Original)
"Love Letters In The Sand" was written with music by J. Fred Coots and lyrics by Nick and Charles Kenny. The song was originally published in 1931 and Ted Black & His Orchestra had the first hit with it. The summer of 1957 was dominated by Pat Boone's cover, and the recording sat at the #1 position for five weeks during June and July. By the way, that is Pat Boone whistling.


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Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
http://youtu.be/3o_trX4nD1c
From the 1957 movie "Bernardine." 
This song was a number one hit for Mr. Boone. 
and the flip side was Bernardine which also charted high (#14).


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Love Letters In The Sand~ Pat Boone (Lyrics)
Words by Nick and Charles Kenny
Music by J. Fred Coots

On a day like today
We passed the time away
Writing love letters in the sand

How you laughed when I cried
Each time I saw the tide
Take our love letters from the sand

CHORUS
You made a vow that you would ever be true
But somehow that vow meant nothing to you

Now my broken heart aches
With every wave that breaks
Over love letters in the sand

Now my broken heart aches
With every wave that breaks
Over love letters in the sand 

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cute Green Fat Dragon

Singapore Cowboy ~ by Matthew Tan & The Mandarins

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Singapore Cowboy


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Lyrics:
Singapore Cowboy
~ by Matthew Tan
~ Matthew & The Mandarins

I was born half a world from Nashville Tennessee
Where all year long the summer breezes blow
And while my friends are flying kites and planting Bonsai Trees
I got high on Country Radio

It wasn’t long before a song was born inside my heart
And soon I started singing right along
And understanding uncle smiled and gave my first start
By listening to my Shanghaied Country songs

[Chorus]
Singapore Cowboy, so far from my home
Bright stars and guitars but none of my own
Singapore Cowboy, where do I belong?
Won't you sing a poor cowboy, another lonely song

I sang my songs in Singapore and crazy as it seems
A distant shore kept calling after me
And ten years from my first guitar I gathered all my dreams
And here I am in Nashville Tennessee

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Here are some things I found on the internet.




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Fireworks ~ Same Song Different Treatments

I'm re-posting this song again because I found other renditions and here they are.

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Nice and clean... solid vocals

Katy Perry Firework - A cappella Cover - Peter Hollens - Beatbox

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A little crazy... but nicely done

Katy Perry Firework - A Capella Cover - Mike Tompkins - Beatbox

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Put in some Hip-Hop and Rap

Katy Perry - Firework - DeStorm Remix


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Friday, January 20, 2012

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie ~ by Roy Rivers

This is really good... almost acappella with just a guitar. I love it.

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YouTube Video

"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" by Roy Rivers

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My Space Video
(click HERE to watch. The sound quality is much better here)

It's a Sin To Tell a Lie
Released Sep 25 2008

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It's a Sin to Tell a Lie ~ Somethin' Smith and the Redheads

One of my favorite songs.

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YouTube Video:

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie ~ Somethin' Smith and the Redheads

Video 1

Video 2
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Lyrics:
These are my version of the lyrics.
I've been using these lyrics for so long... I ain't about to change it.

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie 
~ Somethin' Smith and the Redheads (Lyrics)

Be sure it's true... when you say... I love you
It's a sin... to tell... a lie...
Millions of hearts... have been broken
Just because these words... were spoken
I love you... yes I do... I love... you
If you break... my heart... I'll die
So be sure... it's true... when you say... I love you
It's a sin... to tell... a lie...

Cross my heart and I hope to die
I'll never, never, never tell another white lie
I took a little doll out on a date last night
You put a frog next to her and she looks alright
Now I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea
Coz I said girl, you look good to me
I told her I loved her, but oh how I lied
Now she's getting stuck to be my blushing bride
And as she walks to the altar... I'm sorry
Coz I can't tell the preacher I was drunk
So Lord have mercy on an old common sinner
Give me one more chance to let another guy win her
Cross my heart and I hope to die
I'll never, never, never tell another white lie

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It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Sin_to_Tell_a_Lie

"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" is a 1936 popular song by Billy Mayhew. Originally introduced by Fats Waller on the 78 rpm record Victor 20-1595,[1] it was revived in 1955 by Somethin' Smith and the Redheads, reaching #7 on the Billboard charts in that year. John Denver tells a story about the song and does a cover in his 1978 album, Live at the Sydney Opera House (RCA Victor VPL1-7167).[2] Other artists who have recorded versions include Billie HolidayThe Ink SpotsTony BennettBobbi MartinGerry MonroeBrent SpinerLenny BreauBuddy GrecoSteve Goodman, Ann Breen, Slim Whitman, Jerry Murad and the Harmonicats, Bobby Vinton, Patti Page, and Vera Lynn.

Originally a waltz, during the British Dixieland Revival in the 50's and 60's this melody was often played in fast four/four tempo,notably recorded by the Kenny Ball Band.

A version of it by the Ink Spots appears in Obsidian's 2010 role-playing game Fallout New Vegas.

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Somethin' Smith and the Redheads
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Somethin' Smith and the Redheads were an American vocal group doing mostly pop standards in the 1950s. Their biggest hit single was "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" in 1955, which reached #7 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The following year they reached #27 with their cover version of "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town". Both releases were issued on the Epic Records label. The group consisted of Smith (vocalsbanjo), Saul Striks (piano) and Major Short (Double Bass).

Minor chart records included "Heartaches", "Ace In The Hole", and "You Always Hurt The One You Love". In 1961, they recorded for the MGM label.

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Joke ~ More or Less!

Nice comic timing. A joke always helps in long speeches. Note that the joke is only in the last 2 sentences while she was serious about everything else.

"Everyone agrees that we should have a clean wage system. However I find that whenever there is a discussion on a clean wage, there are always distorted comparisons with other countries. The Workers' Party mentioned that their proposals were derived after reviewing the remuneration systems in 12 developed economies, including the UK and the US. As these are the two most often cited as examples of where the PM, Ministers and President have lower salaries than the Singapore ministers, I thought it worthwhile to examine the politicians' remuneration packages in these 2 countries in a bit more detail. You will see that in these countries, political office is not only a privilege, but also about privileges. In fact, our more is less, and their less is more, more or less!"

~ an excerpt of MP Indranee Rajah's speech on ministers' pay, AsiaOne, Thursday, Jan 18, 2012

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Quote ~ Good Pay

She writes and speaks well. 

I like this statement she made which is in the last sentence of the 3rd last paragraph of her speech on the ministerial pay review delivered at the Parliamentary debate on political salaries on January 18, 2012.

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"People do not object to good pay when they feel it is well-earned, 
and if they feel that a minister is really working hard for the people. 
Where they get upset is if they feel someone gets a good pay 
just because he or she happened to land the job of a minister, and 
they do not see a real and visible effort on the part of that person."

Quote ~ If they've done it once before...

This is a warning for all wives-to-be. 

This could also be a warning for all girlfriends as well.

Be careful and watch out for early warning signs.

Anyway... this American Presidential Hopeful... is still hopeful... 
poor fella... he doesn't stand a chance... mark my words.

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"If they have done it once before,
there is always a high possibility
that they will do it again... & again."
~ PGA

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inconspicuous Ringtones

If you're one who's afraid that you might forget to set your handphone to silent mode before a meeting, a movie, a Mass ("Sunday Service"), a lecture or a class... then this is for you.

Why not set your handphone ringtone to one of those 'Inconspicuous Ringtones'?

Here are some ideas:
• a cough
• a clearing of throat
• a hiccup
• a sneeze
• a soft tap on the table
• an opening of a pencil case
• a slight sound of a chair being moved
• a fart (or... maybe not)
• etc...

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Art ~ Fitness Abs ~ Line Drawing



I've learnt that...

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I've learnt that...
You don't always have to win to be a winner.
~ inspired by this article HERE.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Firework by jimlapbap

Earlier I posted the song 'Firework' by Katy Perry. You can click HERE if you've not seen it.

Well... here's an Acappella version that I thought was quite good. 
It's a jazzed up version which could be used as an intro to the actual song.

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"Firework" (Katy Perry) Barbershop Top Tag #1

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Quote ~ Life is a gift to you...

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"Life is a gift to you. 
The way you live your life is 
your gift to those who come after. 
Make it a fantastic one." 
~ Unknown.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Firework ~ Katy Perry (Lyrics & YouTube Video)

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Latest Update:

Click HERE for an slow jazzed-up Acappella version of this song.

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Original Entry:

A nice motivational song. Scroll down for the lyrics.

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Video:

YouTube Video of Song:

Katy Perry - Firework


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Audio:

Here's what she sounds like... 
Acappella (without the music... just her voice):

Katy Perry - Firework (Acapella)

http://youtu.be/T3Do7A7c2D8
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This Acappella Version that look like fun to do:

"FIREWORK" PS22 Chorus & Ithacappella & Adiza (by Katy Perry )
http://youtu.be/F50TE3BSM_Q



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Lyrics:

Firework ~ Katy Perry (Lyrics)

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that tehre's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

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Believe ~ Cher (Lyrics & YouTube) ~ 2012 Jan 16, 1710hrs

So that's what it's called... "Auto Tune". I've been wondering what that effect was called. First time I heard it was when I heard Cher singing 'Believe'.

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YouTube Video of Song:

Cher - Believe [Official Music Video] [HQ]

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Believe ~ Cher (Lyrics)

After love, after love [repeat]
No matter how hard I try 
You keep pushing me aside 
And I can't break through 
There's no talking to you 
So sad that you're leaving 
Takes time to believe it 
But after all is said and done 
You're going to be the lonely one, Ohh Oh 

[CHORUS:] 
Do you believe in life after love 
I can feel something inside me say 
I really don't think you're strong enough, 
Now
Do you believe in life after love 
I can feel something inside me say 
I really don't think you're strong enough, 
Now 

What am I supposed to do 
Sit around and wait for you 
And I can't do that 
There's no turning back 
I need time to move on 
I need love to feel strong 
'Cause I've had time to think it through 
And maybe I'm too good for you Ohh Oh 

[CHORUS]

But I know that I'll get through this 
'Cause I know that I am strong 
I don't need you anymore 
Oh I don't need you anymore I don't need you anymore 
No I don't need you anymore 

[CHORUS repeat to fade]

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About the Song:

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About Auto Tune:

Autotune Exposed

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3 Basic Levels of Maturity

I've learnt that... 
there are 3 Basic Levels of Maturity. 
At Level 1 ~ when things are done for you, 
at Level 2 ~ when you do things for yourself, 
and at Level 3 ~ when YOU do things for others. 
Level 3 itself can be further sub-divided... 
into many other Levels. 
Most people will have problems within Level 3... 
right up till the day they die.
~ Age 49
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An example...
will be like when you were a baby...
Level 1 ~ after you were fed, the things were washed by someone who cared for you.
Level 2 ~ a little older now, and you're now washing your own dish after eating.
Level 3 ~ a lot older now, and you're now taking turns to wash the dishes of others.
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