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Piano January 24, 2006

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🙂 It is really fun to learn piano. Although I am still slow in reading the music from the staff, I am trying hard to play it.

Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Time Signatures (whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth note), measure

4/4 four quarter notes per measure
6/8 six eighth notes per measure
# (sharp) play the note 1/2 step up
b (flat) play the note 1/2 step down

And also I found some websites that I can download the piano staff for popular/classical music: http://www.qinweb.net/

It is fun to use Overture as well.

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Napa Valley January 23, 2006

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http://www.calistogaspas.com/ to know more information about the calistoga spas.

Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa 1713 Lake St., Calistoga, California 94515, United States – it is mentioned on the above webpage. However, on the tripadvisor.com, it has some extremely poor feedbacks. So I am really not sure whether it is a good place to go to.

Resort at Sonoma County is a condo place that is good for a group of people.

Hope – From å¤§é•¿ä»Š January 21, 2006

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在听韩文版的时候,还不觉得这首歌好听。只是觉得所有韩文的音调都差不多。不知道为什么听了中文版后,就很喜欢哼这首歌。

http://www.i170.com/article/1996

大长今主题曲—-陈惠琳

看风筝飞多远未断线
看一生万里路路遥漫漫
看牺牲的脚步尽化温暖
暖的心爱追忆你的微笑
滔滔风雨浪心声相踫撞信将爱能力创
心中的冀望终于都靠岸未曾绝望
看风筝飞高了未断线
看天空雾散聚是谁定下
看艰辛不却步步向温暖
暖的心爱珍惜我的微笑
滔滔风雨浪心声相踫撞信将爱能力创
心中的冀望终于都靠岸未曾绝望
分开的眼泪伤心相挂累
盼将重逢遇上心中只有梦
一天终再聚未来在望

“超女”版《希望》歌词:

  看天空飘的云 还有梦
  看生命回家路 路程漫漫
  看明天的岁月 越走越远
  远方的回忆的你的微笑
  天黑路茫茫 心中的彷徨 没有云的方向
  心中的翅膀 一天中展开 飞向天上
  看天空飞的鸟 还有梦
  看轻风像白鹭 吹散大雾
  看冬天白的雪 越来越远
  昨天的曾经的我的微笑
  天黑路茫茫 心中的彷徨 没有云的方向
  希望的翅膀 一天中展开 飞向天上
  心中一个梦 像雨后彩虹 挂在天空

Herb January 20, 2006

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lavender The herbaceous oil from True Lavender works as a natural anti-depressant and analgesic. It is a staple for relaxation and calm. Is renowned for helping to soothe the skin. Has a soothing herbal and floral scent. Is known to help soothe the mind and promote restful sleep. Helps to moisturize the skin.

Lemon Organic Lemon oil is an effective natural astringent. Its fresh, sharp aroma is also a natural mood enhancer.

lemon grass

peppermint Organic Peppermint stimulates, invigorates and refreshes the senses. One of the most popular essential oils, its ability to help settle the digestive system is legendary.

marigold 金盞花

lemon balm 香蜂葉

oregano 剪脂葉 (奧勒岡)

rose buds pink

orange blossom

heather flower 歐石蘭

chamomile

verbena leaf 馬鞭草

larkspur 飛燕花

linden flower 菩提葉(花)

elder flower 接骨花

Rosemary 迷迭香 Fresh, herbaceous, organic Rosemary essential oil calms apprehension while stimulating the spirit.

hollyhock 紫蘭葵花

sage leaf 鼠尾草

stevia 甜菊葉

violet

cassia 肉桂

fennel 茴香

thyme 百裹里

sunflower

Ylang-Ylang Organic Ylang-Ylang seduces the senses and relaxes the mind. Its exotic, spicy aroma has been said to help ease high blood pressure. Has an exotically sensual, sweet and slightly spicy, soft floral scent.

To get rid of the zips
– sage leaf 鼠尾草 2 drops + lavendar 1 drop + basic 11 ml
– 天竺葵 2 drops + 丝柏 1 drop + basic 11 ml

For the eye
– lavendar 2 drops + ru xiang 1 drop + basic 11 ml
– 天竺葵 2 drops + rose 1 drop + basic 11 ml

For the skin:
dry skin – yi lan 1 rose 1 ru xiang 1 basic 10 ml
sensitive skin – chammomile 1 lavendar 1 rose 1 basic 10 ml
oily skin – lemon 2 tian zhu kui 2 yi lan 1 basic 10 ml
aging skin – lavendar 2 rose 2 tian zhu kui 1 basic 10 ml
zip skin- tea tree 1 lavendar 2 tian zhu kui 1 basic 10 ml

some references:
http://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/carrieroils.asp
http://www.aworldofaromatherapy.com/aromatherapy-introduction.htm

Professional Makeup Artist? January 18, 2006

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I was chatting with my coworker who will get married soon. Then she showed me the websites of two professional makeup artisits. And I was occupied by the idea of learning the techniques and being able to do the “magic.”

http://www.facesbytaylor.com/
http://www.professionalmakeupartistry.com/pages/1/index.htm

Of course then I started researching some of the training programs for professional makeup artisits. Wow, it costs an arm and a leg! One of the program at SF http://www.sanfranciscoinstitute.com/sfiec/index.cfm cost $20k! Can’t believe it! Well, the one in LA http://mkcbeautyacademy.com/now seems to be more reasonable $6k. 😛 The book on fabjob http://www.fabjob.com/makeupartist.asp is most reasonable then.

Bobbi Brown makeup artists are hired as trained and experienced makeup artists. Bobbi Brown do not endorse or support any specific schools or training programs. However, possible resources to locate schools in your area include: Makeup Artist Magazine –http://www.makeupmag.com/links/schools.htm Makeup Designory(Los Angeles) – http://www.makeupschool.com/, The Makeup Shop (NY) – http://www.themakeupshop.com and First Hold Magazine – http://www.makeuphairandstyling.com/firsthold/.http://www.makeupempire.com/

周杰伦的最新国语新专辑《十一月的萧邦》 January 17, 2006

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http://www.i170.com/article/5372

喜欢[发如雪] 和 [麦芽糖],其他的觉得和以前的风格类似。

03 发如雪
*狼牙月 伊人憔悴 我举杯 饮尽了风雪
是谁打翻前世柜 惹尘埃是非
缘字诀 几番轮回 你锁眉 哭红颜唤不回
纵然青史已经成灰 我爱不灭
繁华如三千东流水 我只取一瓢爱了解 只恋你化身的蝶
你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
邀明月 让回忆皎洁 爱在月光下完美
你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪 我等待苍老了谁
红尘醉 微醺的岁月 我用无悔 刻永世爱你的碑*
(RAP:你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
邀明月 让回忆皎洁 爱在月光下完美
你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪 我等待苍老了谁
红尘醉 微醺的岁月)
Repeat *
(RAP:你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
邀明月 让回忆皎洁 爱在月光下完美
你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪 我等待苍老了谁)
你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
邀明月 让回忆皎洁 爱在月光下完美
你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪 我等待苍老了谁
红尘醉 微醺的岁月 我用无悔 刻永世爱你的碑
啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
铜镜映无邪 扎马尾 你若撒野 今生我把酒奉陪
啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
铜镜映无邪 扎马尾 你若撒野 今生我把酒奉陪

09 麦芽糖
这蜿蜒的微笑拥抱山丘 溪流跟风唱起歌
我像田园诗人般解读眼前的生活 (泰语:你好)
麦田弯腰低头在垂钓温柔这整座山谷都是风笛手
我在哑口聆听传说跟着童话故事走

远方的风车 远距离诉说 那幸福在深秋 满满的被收割
老仓库的角落 我们数着 一麻袋的爱跟快乐 初恋的颜色

我牵着你的手经过 种麦芽糖的山坡
香浓的诱惑 你脸颊微热 吐气在我的耳朵
摘下麦芽糖熟透 我醒来还笑着
开心的 被粘手 我满嘴 都是糖果

我牵着你的手经过 种麦芽糖的山坡
甜蜜的四周 我低头害羞 我们愉快的梦游
我在草地上喝着 麦芽糖酿的酒
鲜嫩的 小时侯 我好想 再咬一口
(泰语:我爱你)
我满嘴 都是糖果 我好想 再咬一口

如果 爱 January 15, 2006

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在众多的人的推介和盛赞下看了这部电影,反而觉得没有想象中的好。或许是因为影片中的歌舞场面太过于百老汇风格了。在看过众多百老汇歌舞及相关形式的影片以后,觉得很有抄袭的嫌疑而没有创作上的突破。又或者是因为歌舞和文戏过于平均,显得歌舞在某些方面有点突兀。网上有人评论说这是华语电影史上50年来少有的歌舞剧,从这个角度来讲或许的确是颇有成就。但融合全剧,我只能说平平。对于剧情我倒是蛮喜欢的。或者是因为这首歌吧:

外面的世界 – 齐秦

在很久很久以前
你拥有我 我拥有你
在很久很久以前
你离开我 去远空翱翔
外面的世界很精彩
外面的世界很无奈
当你觉得 外面的世界很精彩
我会在这里 衷心的祝福你
每当夕阳西沉的时候
我总是在这里盼望你
天空中虽然飘着雨
我依然等待你的归期

在很久很久以前
你拥有我 我拥有你
在很久很久以前
你离开我 去远空翱翔
外面的世界很精彩
外面的世界很无奈
当你觉得 外面的世界很无奈
我还在这里 耐心的等着你
每当夕阳西沉的时候
我总是在这里盼望你
天空中虽然飘着雨
我依然等待你的归期

外面的世界很精彩
外面的世界很无奈
当你觉得 外面的世界很无奈
我还在这里 耐心的等着你
每当夕阳西沉的时候
我总是在这里盼望你
天空中虽然飘着雨
我依然等待你的归期

又或者是因为这首歌:

如果·爱 张学友

每个人都想明白
谁是自己生命不该错过的真爱
特别在午夜醒来更是会感慨
心动埋怨还有不能释怀
都是因为你触碰了爱
如果这就是爱
再转身就该勇敢留下来
就算受伤就算流泪
都是生命里温柔灌溉
哦爱在回忆里总是那么明白
困惑的心流过的泪
还有数不清黑夜等待
如果这就是爱
如果你当时明白
后来的生命里是快乐还是悲哀
特别在夜深人静时想起未来
是否能平静不会想现在
只是因为你拥有了爱
如果这就是爱
再转身就该勇敢留下来
就算受伤
就算流泪
都是生命里温柔灌溉
哦爱在回忆里总是那么明白
困惑的心
流过的泪
还有数不清黑夜等待
如果这就是爱
如果这就是爱

Match Point January 14, 2006

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Woody Allan’s grey humor was well represented in this film. I thought the falling ring brings the main character bad luck but I was wrong. The ending was quite suprising – probably because I am so used to justice and fairness in the end of every film. I like the films that I

“With a little luck, you win. Without it, you lose.” The theme of “luck” is throughout the whole film. But I like another line better “it might not be love. It is probably lust. Sometimes we just can’t tell the difference between them.” Yes, for most of us, sometimes lust is more exciting and passionate. But it is not love and not worthy of losing some important things for it. Therefore, when we are facing lust directly, it is better that we think about the results – is it worthy of losing something for the lust? I told J. to use his head to think about it. He said “well, it is true that I have a head. But it is also true that I have a penis.” Sometimes men are not as rationalized as they think they are.

Mind Boggling Thoughts Reborned January 13, 2006

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It has been a year after it was first created. It is only a test but it should be good and helps me save money.

Trial at blogger will help me to know more.

Actually each person only has very limited energy to understand about the world. That is probably why there is a word “expertise.” 😛

A Good Mood Today January 13, 2006

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这两天天气晴朗,在bay area真的是很难得。看着蓝蓝的天,白白的云,阳光明媚,空气清新,心情就很好。虽然气温还是不高,但是冬日的阳光还是让人很精神抖擞。 我努力地看着太阳,发现他一点也不象南加州的太阳刺眼,可能这边还是水气大,所以太阳还是很温柔吧。

坐在公车上,我很仔细地打量着这个城市。以前每天都是很忙碌地经过相同的路线,每次都没有时间或精力细细地观察它。今天或者是心情好,又或者是阳光好,街道和两边的建筑都很干净整洁,看上去很舒服很赏心悦目。这次还发现很多公寓居然可以看见室内的摆设,看着别人或温馨或简洁的室内布置,心里也暖和和的。

下车走在一点都不拥挤的街道上,有支可爱的小狗跑过来闻闻我,好cute,好好玩,心情更加好!看着玻璃窗里自己的影子,头发乱乱的(因为昨天晚上刚洗头),穿得很随便,踢着我的运动鞋(因为星期五上班可以很随便),就像一个学生,于是便觉得自己还很年轻,活力好像很充沛!嗬嗬,说得自己差点象个自恋狂。

希望每天心情都好!