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Monday, December 23, 2013

Tessitura ~ Comfortable Vocal Range

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Jo
D above Middle-C to 1st C above Middle C

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Mine
A below Middle-C to the first C# (or Db) above Middle C

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

GIF ~ Just a Dog counting his Money ~ It ain't much

It ain't much...

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GIF
~ Just a Dog counting his Money
~ It ain't much


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Chemo Therapy Pills & Drips

Latest info at the top.
To read from bottom-up.

to read about my 3 months of recovery, click this LINK

So glad it's over.I normally have no problems at all swallow pills, 
BUT I found it so difficult to swallow these.. Chemo Pills (Capecitabine).

Sorry, I haven't updated Cycle 6 and Cycle 7. 
The info of the image below went haywire after delays totaling 
1 week and 1 month due to the Low White Blood counts.
This explains why it all ended at...
2014 Apr 04, Fri Morning at 07:17 hrs.

I was also due for the Chemo Therapy (Drips), but 
due to this same blood test, it is found that I was 
NOT Suitable for Chemo Therapy (Drips) as the 
Chemo Therapy (Pills) was already too strong for me.

to have a look at the Pills just click this LINK...

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Update
2014 Apr 08, Tuesday

Cycle 8
1,650g = [500mg x 3] + [150mg x 1]
~ Chemo Dosage [3 Big + 1 small]
~ starts [2014 Mar 21, Fri Night] to [2014 Apr 04, Fri Morning at 07:17 hrs].

Cycle 7
~ missing due to delay of 1 month.

Cycle 6
~ missing due to delay of 1 week.

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Update
2014 Jan 29, Thursday

Cycle 5
1,650g = [500mg x 3] + [150mg x 1]
~ Chemo Dosage [3 Big + 1 small]
~ starts [2014 Jan 13, Mon Night] to [2014 Jan 27, Mon Morning].
Chemo Holiday 5
~ starts [2014 Jan 27, Mon Night] to [2014 Feb 03, Mon Morning]

Cycle 4
~ 1,800g = [500mg x 3] + [150mg x 2]
~ starts [2013 Dec 09, Mon Night] to [2013 Dec 23, Mon Morning
Dosage was still too strong for me, and this time my Blood Pressure was to high to continue. So therefore, my 1 week Chemo Holiday was extended to 3 weeks. 
Chemo Holiday 4
~ starts [2014 Dec 23, Mon Night] to [2014 Jan 13, Mon Morning]. 
This was good from the perspective of enjoying my Christmas Holidays for 3 weeks.

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First Post
2013 Dec 19, Thursday

I've decided to map out my Chemo Therapy (Pills) now while I am in Cycle 4 as it looks stable.

I have to complete a total of 8 Cycles, where each Cycle is 3 Weeks = 2 Weeks of Pills + 1 Week of Chemo Holiday (NO Pills).

After Cycle 1, I had to wait 4 days before I resume Cycle 2. This is due to the dosage being too strong for me in Cycle 1 (4 big pills 2 times per day, which is 2,000g = 500mg x 4 of Capecitabine per dosage, 2 times per day). This was determine in my Blood Test where my White Blood Cells were too low. The White Blood Cells protects us from infection. My dosage in Cycle 2 was 3 big pills plus 2 small pills, 2 times per day, which is 1,800g = [500mg x 3] + [150mg x 2] of Capecitabine per dosage, 2 times per day.

I was also due for the Chemo Therapy (Drips), but due to this same blood test, it is found that I was NOT Suitable for it as the Chemo Therapy (Pills) was already too strong for me.

Click to enlarge.
(Note: 
this was the original plan, BUT 
this image is inaccurate due t
delays in Cycle 5 & Cycle 6, 
totaling 1 week and 1 month due 
to the Low White Blood counts.

Started Cycle 1 on 2014 Oct 02 (Wed)
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Photo Editing ~ How To Put Hair On Your Head

I like the colors of this Picture so much that I had to do some editing.

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After Editing using Paint Brush:

The closing of the Red Sea.
(in reference to the wide parting of baldness on my head)



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Original Photo Before Editing:

Hahah! My hair parting getting wider... 
like the parting of the Red Sea by Moses.


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Grow Old With Me ~ Poem (& Song) by John Lennon

To my lovely wife.
Merry Christmas!

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This song is
Originally by John Lennon
~ but these Cover Versions are better

Grow Old With Me
~ Cover Version by Glen Campbell


Grow Old With Me
~ Cover Version by Mary Chapin Carpenter


Can use this as Minus One
Grow Old With Me (John Lennon) ~ Piano Cover by Stephen Cu

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Grow Old With Me
~ Cover by Glen Campbell
~ Original by John Lennon

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come
We will be as one
God bless our love
God bless our love

Grow old along with me
Two branches of one tree
Face the setting sun
When the day is done
God bless our love
God bless our love

Spending our lives together
Man and wife together
World without end
World without end

Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love
God bless our love

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"Grow Old with Me" is one of the final songs written by John Lennon. It was recorded by Lennon as a demo while in Bermuda in 1980, and later appeared on the posthumous album, Milk and Honey in 1984. It was also considered as a possible reunion single by his former bandmates during the making of The Beatles Anthology. Since its release, the song has become a staple at wedding ceremonies.

Origins and inspiration

The song was inspired from two different sources: from a poem penned by Robert Browning entitled "Rabbi Ben Ezra" and a song by Lennon's wife Yoko Ono called "Let Me Count the Ways" (which in turn had been inspired from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning).

Lennon and Ono had for some time admired the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Browning, and the two songs were purposely written with the couple in mind.

Ono woke up one morning in the summer of 1980 with the music of "Let Me Count the Ways" in her head and promptly rang Lennon in Bermuda to play it for him. Lennon loved the song and Ono then suggested to him that he should write a Robert Browning piece to accompany it. That afternoon, John was watching TV when a film came on which had the poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning in it. Inspired by this turn of events, Lennon wrote "Grow Old With Me" as an answer to Ono's song, and rang her back to play it to her over the phone.[1]

Recording

The two new songs, "Grow Old With Me" and "Let Me Count the Ways" were originally meant for inclusion on the Double Fantasy album. However, Lennon and Ono were working on a tight deadline to get the album finished and released before Christmas, and decided to postpone recording of the song until the following year (1981) for the follow-up album, Milk and Honey. This never happened due to Lennon's murder in December 1980.

Had the song been fully finished and recorded, Lennon and Ono had envisioned it as a "standard, the kind that they would play in church every time a couple gets married, with horns and other arrangements". A few different home recordings of it were made by Lennon and Ono and one of these versions was released on "Milk and Honey". Recorded in the couple's bedroom with a piano and rhythm box, it was the last recording ever made of the song by Lennon.

In 1998, at Ono's request, George Martin created an orchestrated version of the recording, which was released on the John Lennon Anthology box set.

In 2009, an acoustic version and an alternative piano arrangement came to light and now circulate among Lennon collectors.

Attempted Beatles version

In 1994, Yoko gave Paul McCartney some cassettes containing demo recordings of four of John Lennon's unfinished songs: "Grow Old With Me", "Free as a Bird", "Real Love" and "Now and Then". The three remaining Beatles (Paul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr) did attempt to work on "Grow Old With Me" in a similar way that they had with the other Beatles "reunion" songs. "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" were the only ones completed. They were forced to abandon work on "Grow Old With Me" because Lennon's original demo required too much work to bring it up to the standard needed for an official release.[2] There do exist, however, recorded versions of "Grow Old With Me".

Cover versions

Peter Randall, a Canadian artist, was the first artist known to record a cover version of the song when he recorded and released it on his 1990 album, Better Times. The video received some airplay on Canadian music video channel, Much Music's love segment entitled Mush Music.

Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded a cover version of "Grow Old With Me" on the 1995 album Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon. This version mainly stays true to Lennon's original home recording, featuring just Chapin singing with a piano for most of the song.

Damian Wilson recorded a cover for his 2001 EP, which shares its title with the song and was eventually incorporated into his album Disciple.

In 2005, The Postal Service released an electronica-inspired cover of the song through the Amnesty International's "Make Some Noise" campaign. The song was later released on the 2007 benefit album, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

In 2008, Glen Campbell released a country version on his album Meet Glen Campbell.

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Advice from a Tree

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Advice from a Tree
~ Short and Long Versions
~ To Attach in Email

 


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Advice from a Tree ~ Nice Short Version



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Advice from a Tree ~ Nice LONG Version



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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Owl in Flight

The Graceful Flight of the Owl.

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Owl in Flight

 


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Source Links of these GIFs.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ombre

Sounds like Umbrella.

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Ombre
= French, Shades from Dark to Light Color or vice versa.

Purple Ombre
= Purple Shades from Dark to Light Color or vice versa.

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Hair ~ Ombre, Ombrare, Umbra

Ombre = French for shades
Ombrare = Italian for shades
Umbra = Latin for shades

Here's an example of 'Purple Ombre' for Hair

Note: 
The picture on the Left may have been produced digitally 
because the picture on the Right seem more natural.
 

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Umbrella ~ Ombrare, Umbra, Ombre

Ombrare = Italian for shades
Umbra = Latin for shades
Ombre = French for shades
Umbrella =  English, just sounds like shades in the various languages above.

'Purple Ombre'

'Red Ombre'

'Brown Ombre'
 

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Definition of OMBRÉ

:having colors or tones that shade into each other
— used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
— ombré noun

Origin of OMBRÉ
~ French, past participle of Ombrer to shade, 
~ from Italian Ombrare, from ombra shade, 
~ from Latin Umbra — more at umbrage

First Known Use: 1893

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Parking Violation

Just last week, I parked next to a car on my left and he was parked very close to the right line. I thought to myself, so silly, how is he going to get into his car if I parked close to him. So I proceeded to park close to that line on my left, as close as he parked to the right, we were both in our lots with only the line separating us. I walked a quite a distance away and saw the driver approaching the car. He took one look, shook his head, and proceeded to get in on the left side of his car. I think my jaw dropped, I which I could do that.

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I think it is OK to park close to the left line, in fact, 
I do that often because I am big and not flexible to 
be able to come in or out of the car via the left door, 
BUT... this is going... "way over the line" -- literally.


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Facebook ~ Both ~ I Like This ~ I Dislike This

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Both ~ Facebook ~ I Like This ~ I Dislike This


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Both ~ Facebook ~ You Like This ~ You Dislike This


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Nestle ~ La Cremeria ~ Almond Pecan Praline

New favourite Ice-cream.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Subject: Nestle ~ La Cremeria ~ Almond Pecan Praline

Fav Ice-cream
Favorite Ice-cream.

Gandpa, Kong-Kong, Pop ~ couldn't eat it as the nuts were too hard.

But, I liked it. Now have another favorite other than 'Cookies n Cream'.



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Busker Busker - Love, At First

Korean Song.
Scroll down for the lyrics.

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Artist: Busker Busker
Song: Love, At First
Album: Busker Busker


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on YouTube

버스커 버스커 (Busker Busker) - 처음엔 사랑이란게 (Love, at first) MV



Busker Busker - Love, At First (처음엔 사랑이란게) MV [English subs + Romanization + Hangul] HD

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ROMANIZATION
Romanization: KROMANIZED.com

georie o gyeob chyeojin
geunyeo moseub sogeneun
o nan geueotteon geuriumdo
chajabol sun eobt gunyo
georie illeongineun
geunyeo moseub sogeneun
o nan geueotteon oeroumdo
chajabol sun eobt gunyo

cheoeumen sarangiran ge cham
shwibge yeongwon hal geora
geureohge mideosseot neunde
geureohge mideosseot neunde
naege sarangiran ge
tto dashi olsu itdamyeon
geuttaeneun gakkabjin anhge
geudaji meol jido anhge nan ye

benchie anja itneun
geunyeo moseub sogeneun
o nan geueotteon geuriumdo
chajabol sun eobtgunyo
benchie deullyeo oneun
geunyeo useum sogeneun
o nan geueotteon oeroumdo
chajabol sun eobtgunyo

cheoeumen sarangiran ge cham
shwibge yeongwon hal geora
geureohge mideosseot neunde
geureohge mideosseot neunde
naege sarangiran ge
tto dashi olsu itdamyeon
geuttaeneun gakkabjin anhge
geudaji meol jido anhge

meorin apeunde o neoneun eobtgo
geuttae tto chaoreuneun ni saenggage
eojjeol su eobtneun
naui mam geuttaeui bam
naegen sarangiran ge a sarangiran

cheoeumen sarangiran ge cham
shwibge yeongwon hal geora
geureohge mideosseot neunde
geureohge mideosseot neunde
naege sarangiran ge

Romanization: KROMANIZED.com
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION

English: POP!GASA

In the images of her
that overlap on the street
I can’t find any
signs of longing
In the images of her
that sway on the street
I can’t find any
signs of loneliness

Love, at first, was so easily
believed to last forever
That’s what I believed,
that’s what I believed
If love ever
comes to me again
Then I won’t get too close
but then I won’t be too far

In the image her
of sitting on a bench
I can’t find any
signs of longing
In her laughter that
I hear from the bench
I can’t find any
signs of loneliness

Love, at first, was so easily
believed to last forever
That’s what I believed,
that’s what I believed
If love ever
comes to me again
Then I won’t get too close
but then I won’t be too far

My head hurts but you’re not here
Then thoughts of you rise up again
I can’t help my heart,
that one night
To me, love is, to me, love is

Love, at first, was so easily
believed to last forever
That’s what I believed,
that’s what I believed
If love ever

English: POP!GASA
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

In the Blink of an Eye ~ Enduring Love

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Subject: In the Blink of an Eye
I just finished reading 'In the Blink of an Eye' my brother-in-law lent me.

'In the Blink of an Eye'
~ by Hasso & Catherine von Bredow
~ An inspiring and true story of enduring love

 

 


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Couples Must Talk ~ by Christopher Lee

Here are some tips on being a good husband like Christopher Lee.

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"Chris told me that a couple 
must talk to each other daily, 
even if it means talking about 
very mundane day-to-day stuff. 
A relationship is not just about 
one person. Both parties must 
listen and communicate."
~ Taiwan actress, Tian Xin, smitten by Christopher Lee

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The New Paper
~ An Excerpt
Taiwan sex goddess: I'm smitten with Christopher Lee

November 20, 2013 - 1:11am
By: Jocelyn Lee
http://www.tnp.sg/content/taiwan-sex-goddess-im-smitten-christopher-lee

Sexy Taiwanese actress Tian Xin (above), 38, thinks local actor Christopher Lee is the perfect man.

In a phone interview from Taiwan with local media, Tian - who is currently single - gushed: "I was so smitten with him. He is very charming, very mature, and very caring on set. In short, he is the perfect man."

The duo play a couple in Taiwanese drama A Good Wife, which airs on E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) every Tuesday to Thursday at 10pm.

Seeing Lee make time daily to call his wife Fann Wong after filming stirred a little jealousy in Tian, who is nicknamed Taiwan's first sexy love goddess.

She said: "I can only watch and sigh in envy. I wish I have a boyfriend like him."

When asked if Wong thinks as highly of him as Tian, Lee replied confidently: "Well, if Fann doesn't have such a good impression of me, she wouldn't have married me."


 
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~ full acticle from The New Paper



Taiwan actress Tian Xin smitten by Christopher Lee

She is 38, sexy, and thinks that local actor Christopher Lee is the perfect man.

It is something you might expect Taiwanese actress Tian Xin to say of her co-star Lee, 42, who acts as her loving husband in their new drama, A Good Wife.

But her enthusiasm was infectious.

In a phone interview from Taiwan, Tian - who is single - gushed about Lee endlessly, saying in Mandarin: "I was so smitten with him. He is very charming, very mature and very caring on set. In short, he is the perfect man."

Referring to him affectionately as "Ah Shun Zai", a play on his Chinese name Lee Meng Soon, she added: "His acting is very good, and he makes me feel comfortable around him. I think every woman would fall for him after knowing him."

In A Good Wife, Tian acts as dutiful and meticulous wife Yi Zhen, who has been in a loving marriage with hubby Lee Shao Wen (Lee) for seven years. The monotonous relationship takes its toll and Yi Zhen leaves Shao Wen for another man.

The show is airing on E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) every Tuesday to Thursday at 10pm.

When The New Paper contacted Lee on Monday, he was pleasantly surprised with Tian's praises.

"I am very honoured and happy to hear this. We spent quite a lot of time working together in the drama, and we had a great time," he said.

"We have similar working styles and we are both quite straightforward, so we click. The atmosphere on set was very fun and lively."

As much as Tian is charmed by Lee, she said she would not make any moves on the married MediaCorp Ah Ge (Mandarin for big brother).

She said: "I will never go for someone who is already taken, it's wrong."

The affable actress recalled how Lee made efforts to communicate daily with his wife, local actress Fann Wong, 42, who remained here while he was filming the drama in Taiwan.

"Chris would talk to Fann via Skype on the way back to the hotel after filming, and he would finish their chats in the hotel lobby before going up to his room, as he did not want the signal to be cut off when he is taking the lift. It's a small thing but it's so sweet," Tian said.

"I can only watch and sigh in envy. I wish I have a boyfriend like him."

Tian, famous for her award-winning role as a top plastic surgeon in idol drama Who's The One (2011), also learnt a lot about relationships and love from Lee after working together.

He told her the key to a successful marriage is proper communication, she said.

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She said: "Chris told me that a couple must talk to each other daily, even if it means talking about very mundane day-to-day stuff. A relationship is not just about one person. Both parties must listen and communicate."

Tian, who had previously been linked to Taiwanese actor Leroy Young, 33, reportedly broke up with him in July after a three-year relationship as she did not want to settle down. "For me, there is no pressure to get married. Of course, I want to have a lifelong partner, I am sure everyone does," she said.

"However, we cannot rush such things. I will get married only when I find the right one for me."

Asked if she will follow the footsteps of Taiwan-based actress Charlie Young, 39, and Taiwanese star Vivian Hsu, 38, who are both seeing Singaporean men, Tian exclaimed: "Oh! They are so lucky! I love Singapore and I want to go to Singapore more often. It's too bad that no Singaporean man is chasing me now."

• Kissing Tian Xin was awkward: Lee

To Christopher Lee, his sexy Taiwanese co-star Tian Xin is like a little boy in real life.

"She is a straightforward and loud person and she likes to joke around on set.

"If she doesn't like something, she will voice it out directly," he told The New Paper over the phone on Monday.

"I think that is why acting with her was very comfortable. As our age gap isn't too big, we could talk about a lot of things. If there is another chance, I would love to work with her again."

However, Lee did feel slightly uncomfortable when it came to filming the passionate kissing scene with Tian.

"This is our first time working together, so it is natural that there will be some awkward moments when we filmed that scene. We did our best to keep it to a few takes."

Lee did not tell his wife, Fann Wong, about the scene because he felt that there was no need.

He said: "We are both actors, she will understand that it's for work. She won't feel jealous or unhappy because we trust each other."

"If Fann lets such small stuff get to her, then won't she feel very miserable?"

• Didn't meet Fann

Lee said that Tian pestered him to introduce Fann to her, but there was no opportunity to do so.

So, does Lee feel that his wife thinks as highly of him as Tian? He replied confidently: "Well, if Fann doesn't have such a good impression of me, she wouldn't have married me."


 


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