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Saturday, September 29, 2007

How Beijing's Olympic Logo was designed

ECGMA says: Thanks Jerry L for this! Click on Images to enlarge



Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mika

Grace Kelly

Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)

Ugly Betty - 'Hey Betty!' Official Mika Music Video / Promo

Love Today

Relax, Take It Easy

Happy Ending

Billy Brown (Live @ Koko)

Any Other World

Stuck In The Middle

My Interpretation

Over My Shoulder (Live @ Koko)

Lollipop by Mika



Mika - Lollipop lyrics

ECGMA says: This is one of many catchy songs that my 2 boys love to sing along!


Mika Lollipop Music Video

Mika - Lollipop (Live US)

Mika - Lollipop (Live @ Koko)


Lollipop lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com
Lollipop lyrics by Mika.

Hey, what's the big idea?

Yo Mika.

I said,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
I said,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down.

Sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.
say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.

I went walking in with my mama one day, when she warn me what people say,
live your life until love is found, 'cause love's gonna get you down.
Take a look at the girl next door, she's a player and a down right whore,
Jesus slows up, she wants more, oh bad girls get you down.

Singing,
Sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.
say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.

Mama told me what I should know, too much candy gonna ride your soul,
if she loves you, let her go, 'cause love only gets you down.

Take a look at the boy like me, never stood on my own two feet,
now I'm blue, as I can be, oh love couldn't get me down.

Singing,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down.
Say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.
say love, say love, or love's gonna get you down.

I went walking with my mama one day, when she warn me what people say,
live your life until love is found, or love's gonna get you down.

Singing,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down.
Say love (say love), say love (say love), or love's gonna get you down.
say love (say love), say love (say love), or love's gonna get you down.

Mama told me what I should know, too much candy gonna ride your soul,
if she loves you, let her go, 'cause love only gets you down.

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop.
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, lollipop.

Sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down,
say,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love's gonna get you down

Saturday, September 15, 2007

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ECGMA says: Thanks to Judy for sharing this with me with you! Now, that's English for you!

This is absolutely BRILLIANT.
For those who speak English well, you will find it amusing.
For those who dont, then this is an eye-opener.


English
Can you read these right the first time?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce .
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work
slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what langua ge do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"
You lovers of the English language might enjoy this . .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report ?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car . At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP ! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say i t is clearing UP.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP .

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP , for now my time is UP ,

so............ Time to shut UP.....!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Crabby Man

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Tampa, Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem. And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet

Crabby Old Man


What do you see nurses? ....What do you see?

What are you thinking.....when you're looking at me?

A crabby old man, ...not very wise,

Uncertain of habit ........with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food.......and makes no reply.

When you say in a loud voice....."I do wish you'd try!"

Who seems not to notice ...the things that you do.

And forever is losing ........... A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not...........lets you do as you will,

With bathing and feeding .... The long day to fill?

Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?

Then open your eyes, nurse......you're not looking at me.

I'll tell you who I am .......... As I sit here so still,

As I do ! at your bidding, ....as I eat at your will.

I'm a small child of Ten.......with a father and mother,

Brothers and sisters .........who love one another

A young boy of Sixteen ..with wings on his feet

Dreaming that soon now. ........a lover he'll meet.

A groom soon at Twenty .......my heart gives a leap.

Remembering, the vows......that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now .......... I have young of my own.

Who need me to guide . And a secure happy home.

A man of Thirty ......... My young now grown fast,

Bound to each other ........ With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons ...have grown and are gone,

But my woman's beside me.......to see I don't mourn.

At Fifty, once more, ......... Babies play 'round my knee,

Again, we know children ....... My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me ......... My wife is now dead.

I look at the future ............I shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing .young of their own.

And I think of the years...... And the love that I've known.


I'm now an old man.........and nature is cruel.

Tis jest to make old age ......look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles..........grace and vigor, depart.

There is now a stone........where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass ...... A young guy still dwells,

And now and again .......my battered heart swells

I remember the joys........... I remember the pain.

And I'm loving and living.............life over again! .

I think of the years ...all too few......gone too fast.

And accept the stark fact........that nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people ..........open and see..

Not a crabby old man. Look closer....see........ME!!



Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, one day, be there, too!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I Believe - various songs

ECGMA says: I do not know who the singer is.

By Diamond Rio (nb..different "I Believe" song)

By Ayaka (nb..different "I Believe" song)

My Sassy Girl Music Video - I Believe (in Tagalog) by Jimmy Bondoc

By Tata Young (nb...different "I Believe" song"

The Carpenters - Hits Medley '76

The Carpenters perform a medley of their hits. From "The Carpenters' First Television Special" which aired on ABC December 8, 1976. This song is available on their album "As Time Goes By"

For The Good Times by ......

By Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley For the Good Times 1972

By Dean Martin


By Ray Price

By Al Green

Monday, September 3, 2007

Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart


Title: Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart lyrics
Artist: Elvis Presley

Can't you see
I love you
Please don't break my heart in two
That's not hard to do
'Cause I don't have a wooden heart
And if you say goodbye
Then I know that I would cry
Maybe I would die
'Cause I don't have a wooden heart
There's no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Treat me nice
Treat me good
Treat me like you really should
'Cause I'm not made of wood
And I don't have a wooden heart

Muss i denn, muss i denn
Zum Stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein schat, bleibst hier?

There's no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Sei mir gut
Sei mir gut
Sei mir wie du wirklich sollst
Wie du wirklich sollst
'Cause I don't have a wooden heart

Elvis Presley - THE TWELFTH OF NEVER


You ask how much I need you
Must I explain
I need you oh my darling
Like roses need rain

You ask how long I'll love you
I'll tell you true
Until the twelfth of never I'll still be loving you

Hold me close
Never let me go
Hold me close
Melt my heart like April snow

I'll love you 'till the blue bells forget to bloom
I'll love you 'till the clover has lost its perfume
I'll love you 'till the poets run out of rhyme

Oh, until the twelfth of never
And that's a long long time
Until the twelfth of never
And that's a long long time....

I'm Coming Home - Johnny Mathis


Title: Mathis Johnny - I'm Coming Home lyrics
Artist: Mathis Johnny

Sittin' in a railway station with my suitcase in my hand
Goin' back where I came from, I've had more than I can stand
Of watchin' men destroy my dreams, they picked my brain till it was clean
When I was up they knocked me down
I ain't goin' to hang around, I'm goin' home

I'm goin' home, goin' home
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home

Came to this old town seeking fortune and some fame
Never got the chance to prove myself, though I tried to play their game
But usin' people just ain't my thing
And I don't dangle from any string
To please some fool that don't care about
They turned me inside out, I'm goin' home

I'm goin' home, goin' home
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home

(instrumental interlude)
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home

I'm goin' home, goin' home
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home

I'm goin' home, goin' home
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home

I'm goin' home, goin' home
Tell someone to meet me I'm comin' home