Have you ever wondered how it looks like when your violin needs to be fixed after years of practicing? This is a sample of a violin of how it will look like during the process of some major repairment.
There were songs that my father used to like to listen to while babysitting me. Among them were Madonna’s songs. That made me how I used to like Madonna very much when I was a little girl. I used to decor my bedroom with Madonna posters and listen to her songs frequently, and I sometimes (my mom told me that later) even brought her picture along with me when my parents take me out to play. I once asked my mother to take me to salon to make my hair look like Madonna’s hairstyle. I can’t believe that my mother approved that and really took me to salon to fulfill my little wish. Now, when I think back, it was lucky that she only approved me curling my hair but not dying it to blonde. Otherwise, I would be looked too funny. Heehee. Those were childhood days…It seemed that I was her fan in long time ago.
Today, Madonna is here! She is performing live in Macau! This is a chance to see her live show. How could I miss it? I must go! I must go to the concert! Although I don’t have that “fan” feeling anymore, but it would be nice to take this chance to see her live concert. Right?
Wing Chun is all about training of the “Siu Nim Tao” (Little Thoughts). Once you find the right Thought with your “Centre Line”, your life will be right. Physically, it refers to a line vertically drawn from the top of the head to the end of backbone and it leads to all movements and thoughts in mind. But everyone also has another Centre Line – the direction in life, a principle for living. This Line will determine the end of all matters being right or wrong and successful or failed because it is from where all actions are derived. It is only when we hold fast to it will we be able to make the right decision in any situation.
Another beautiful song that I would love to share with you here on WordPress. It sings by Imee Ooi in Sanskrit. Here is the lyrics in Sanskrit. It helps to release negative karma, create blessing and abundance for those who hear it.
ARYA VALOKITESHVARO BODHISATTVO GAMBHIRAM
PRAJNAPARAMITA CHARYAM CHARAMANO
VYAVALOKAYATI SMA PANCHA SKANDHAS TAMSH CHA
SVABHAVA SHUNYAN PASHYATI SMA
IHA SHARIPUTRA RUPAM SHUNYATA SHUNYATA EVA RUPAM
RUPAN NA PRITHAK SHUNYATA
SHUNYATAYA NA PRITHAK RUPAM
YAD RUPAM SA SHUNYATA
YA SHUNYATA TAD RUPAM
EVAM EVA VEDANA SAMJNA SAMSKARA VIJNANAM
IHA SHARIPUTRA SARVA DHARMA SHUNYATA LAKSHANA
ANUTPANNA ANIRUDDHA AMALA AVIMALA ANUNA APARIPURNAH
TASMAT SHARIPUTRA SHUNYATAYAM NA RUPAM
NA VEDANA NA SAMJNA NA SAMSKARA NA VIJNANAM
NA CHAKSHU SHROTRA GHRANA JIHVA KAYA MANAMSI
NA RUPA SHABDA GANDHA RASA SPRASHTAVYA DHARMAH
NA CHAKSHUR DHATUR YAVAN NA MANO VIJNANAM DHATUH
NA AVIDYA NA AVIDYA KSHAYO YAVAN JARA MARANAM
NA JARA MARANA KSHAYO NA DUHKHA SAMUDAYA NIRODHA MARGA
NA JNANAM NA PRAPTIR NA BHISMAYA TASMAI NA APRAPTIH
TASMAT SHARIPUTRA APRAPTIVAD BODHISATTVO
VIHARATYA CHITTA VARANAH
CHITTA AVARANA NASTITVAD ATRASTO
VIPARYASA ATIKRANTO NISHTHA NIRVANA PRAPTAH
TRYADHVA VYAVASTHITAH SARVA BUDDHAH
PRAJNAPARAMITAM ASHRITYA ANUTTARAM
SAMYAK SAMBODHIM ABDHISAMBUDDHAH
TASMAT JNATAVYAM PRAJNAPARAMITA MAHA MANTRO
MAHA VIDYA MANTRO ‘NUTTARA MANTRO SAMASAMA MANTRAH
SARVA DUHKHA PRASHAMANAH SATYAM AMITHYATVAT
PRAJNAPARAMITAYAM UKTO MANTRAH TADYATHA
GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA
ITY ARYA PRAJNAPARAMITA HRIDAYAM SAMAPTAM
This is Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutram from Imee Ooi. When Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva was practicing the profound prajna paramita, he illuminated the five skandhas and saw that they are all empty, and he crossed beyond all suffering and difficulty.
Music is like food to the soul. Tonight, I am at the CCM’s Grand Auditorium waiting for the piano recital by Hélène Grimaud. While I’m still waiting for the performance, I read through the pages of the recital program and learn that Hélène Grimaud will play Mozart, Berg, Liszt and Bartók’s piano music in this evening. Since Mozart is my favorite classical musician, I can’t wait to listen to the piano sonata that Hélène Grimaud is going to bring to the audience. 😀
Here is the recital program:
Mozart Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
Berg Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68
Five more minutes to go and this exquisite and beautiful musician is readying to touch the audience’s heart with her profound and passionate performance.
Camera: Iphone 4S
Location: Grand Auditorium at Cultural Center Macau
Sorry for the late post. I had planned to post this track “Nighttime” at Saturday, but I just couldn’t finish it. I need more time to work on it. 🙂 Right now this is only the first part of the whole track. The rest of it will be out soon…
By the way, I’m going camping tomorrow. I hope the sky will be clear at night, so that I can come back with images of the starry night sky. 😀
Image: Water drop on feather
I was having this strange feeling of “leaving something behind” when I was making this track. Maybe I was subconsciously wanting to let go of something. An habit, a dream or a situation. I’m not sure about that, but whatever it is, I’m sure that is for the best, and this track helps express that inner feeling I have.
I’m so happy that I can share this with you here. 😀
Thanks for listening. I hope you like it.
Hope you enjoy this track. Summer ends. Autumn is coming…
About this video:
Message: “Mother Nature is weeping. Her eyes will sooner or later run out of tears, wipe us out by drought and fear. When the last leaf falls, I’m afraid this will be the beginning of the falling of human civilization.”
Visual created by: Ken
Music created by: me 🙂
The music track describes a person who indulges in the surreal images and sensations in the dreamland. He is completely lost and he doesn’t know he is dreaming. As everything in the dream world looks so beautiful, tempting and quite real, he even resist to believe that it is just a dream and not real. After a while, when this person is becoming lucid, he starts to feel there is something wrong with the world he is being trapped in. He is aware that he is dreaming. Then, all he wants to do is to wake up. He struggles. He wakes up, and wakes up, but still he is in the dream. His awareness is weak. He falls back in the dream.
Just imagine what would be like if our waking life is also a dream…
This is a postcard that I received today, sent by my dear little cousin who is having her holiday in Hiroshima. 😀 I’ve never been to Hiroshima. I would like to visit it someday in the future…
Few years ago, I remembered having a dream in which I saw a beautiful angel humming a song in front of the crowd. Years have passed, I couldn’t remember the lyrics, but still remember its melody. Here you go…
Sorry for the late post. It has been a very busy week for me. Tons of works at work have been pulling me in every kind of direction. I have to do this, and that, and it feels like the job is never ending. Since the new boss has came in charge, things aren’t quite the same. I wish everything at work could be just as relax and easy as before.
I wish you all have a great week and hope you like the music track I made. 🙂
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on May 26, 2012.
“I wake up from a dream, and I feel…
The feelings are so intense, like the kind of feelings I can’t deny.
I close my eyes, back-tracking the scene I have seen.
While I am watching the scene unfold, my senses come alive.
I try to catch all the pieces in my mind.
But wind blows. Flash of memory is all I can catch.”
Just finished writing this piece of music track. It describes the kind of feelings that I have right after awakening from a dream.
Happy weekend! 😀
This music track describes a journey in which a man leaves his home in the city. Along the journey, he feels nostalgic for the nature and when he finally find a place to stay, he build a tree house and decides to live there forever…
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on April 1, 2012.
I wrote this piano composition about a year ago, as a Valentine’s gift to my love. I named it “A Love To Remember”. I wanted to express a kind of love which is thankful, beautiful and simple, and the feeling of love is like, “The love we shared together will never die, and the flow of love will reach into the space of endlessness.” 😀
I hope you may feel the feeling as I described here when you listen to this track. Thank You for listening! 😀
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on February 25, 2012.
LOVE IN THE SUITCASE
This week I would like to share with you my first home-made musical track which was created with Sibelius (a trial version) in two years ago. My boyfriend and I and a few of our best friends had planed to form a group together to create and launch an Iphone game. Each of us decided the part of the work we most like to do. I was so excited at that moment, and I chose the audio section as part of my work. I began to create sound and wrote some melodies for the game we were going to build. Few months later, a core member of the group was no longer available to continue the project due to personal issues. The project faded away, and therefore, the plan turned out to be a dream. I was a bit disappointed when I first knew it, but the feeling of disappointment didn’t last long because, on the other hand, they made me realizing that I love creating sound and writing musical pieces! They, indirectly, had helped me to realize that I have found something that I like to do. From that point, I started to build sound and create my own musical tracks. Part of the sound you hear from this track was used to be a melody that I created for the project two years ago. After the project died, I rebuilt it and transformed it into something else that makes me feel. A love piece. I named it as “Love In The Suitcase”, it expresses a love feeling that will not be realized, and the feelings could only be kept hidden deep inside. To me, a suitcase may represent ability and skill that every one needs, or it may represent something valuable to the person who carries it every day, and it is also a place where to keep secret.
I hope you enjoy this love sound! 😀
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on January 28, 2012.