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How can I keep from singing

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My life flows on in endless song,
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real though far-off hymn,
That hails a new creation.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging,
It sounds an echo in my soul,
How can I keep from singing?

What though the tempest round me roars,
I know the truth, it liveth,
What though the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging,
Since love is lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift my eyes, the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smooths,
Since first I learned to love it.

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing;
All things are mine since I am his,
How can I keep from singing?
Singing?
Singing?

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June 8, 2012 at 4:47 am

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Music: Heavy Rotation by AKB48 and JKT48 with lyrics + video

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On Valentine 2012, I am sharing Heavy Rotation for the 1st time @ the Blueroselady WordPress. Happy Valentine.
May you always LOVE and BE LOVED !

In autumn 2011, my Japanese friends (including guys dressing in girls’ high school costume) introduced me to the AKB48 by performing the dance for Heavy Rotation.
Since then, whenever I listen to the Heavy Rotation, I feel LOVE.
I am HAPPY.

On the 1st weekend of Feb 2012, my lover told me about JKT48.
I do not care if they are copycat of AKB48, I love their lovely and youthful features like I love those of AKB48.
They can be considered as “sisters”.
There are sister cities, why cannot be sister music bands?

Be LOVING, be HAPPY!

I do not care when my lover laughed @ me while I practice how to dance Heavy Rotation like AKB48 does. It is good for my body and emotion. Must practice the dance more.

Update as of spring 2013: my lover likes AKB48 now in spite of him laughing of me earlier on. He especially likes to kungfu-like energetic kicks. I am so happy that I feel like dancing again.

Here is my Valentine gift from me to you.

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Video of AKB48

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VIDEO OF JKT48

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LYRICS IN JAPANESE

1!2!3!4!

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
頭の中 ガンガン鳴ってるMUSIC (atama no naka gangan natteru MUSIC)
HEAVY ROTATION

POPCORN が弾けるように (ga hajikeru yoo ni)
「好き」という文字が踊る (‘suki’ toyuu moji ga odoru)
顔や声を思うだけで (kao ya koeo omou dake de)
いても立ってもいられない(ite mo tatte mo irarenai)
こんな気持ちになれるって (konna kimochi ni narerutte)
僕はついているね (boku wa tsuite iru ne)

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
君に会えて どんどん近づくその距離に

(kimi ni ae te dondon chikazuku sono kyori ni)
MAX HIGH TENSION

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
HEARTの奥 ジャンジャン溢れる 愛しさが

(no oku janjan afureru itoshi sa ga)
HEAVY ROTATION

人は誰も一生のうち (hito wa dare mo isshou no uchi)
何回愛せるのだろう(nan kai aiseru no darou)
たった一度忘れられない (tatta ichido wasurerarenai)
恋ができたら満足さ (koi ga deki tara manzoku sa)
そんなトキメキを感じて (sonna tokimeki wo kanji te)
花はほころぶのかな?(hana wa hokorobu no kana ?)

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
夢の中で だんだん大きくなってゆく

(yume no naka de dandan ookiku natte yuku)
僕のIMAGINATION (boku no)

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
この想いを ビンビン伝えて欲しいから

(kono omoi wo
binbin tsutaette hoshii kara)
HEAVY ROTATION

いつも聞いてた (itsumo kii te ta)
Favorite Song
あの曲のように (ano kyoku no you ni)
ずっと繰り返して24時間 (zutto kurikaeshite ni-juu-yon jikan)
君だけ REQUEST

I WANT YOU!
I NEED YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
君に会えて どんどん近づくその距離に

(kimi ni ae te
dondon chikazuku sono kyori ni)
MAX HIGH TENSION

I FEEL YOU!
I GOT YOU!
I HOPE YOU!
HEARTの奥 ジャンジャン溢れる 愛しさが
(no oku janjan afureru itoshi sa ga)

HEAVY ROTATION
HEAVY ROTATION

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LYRICS IN BAHASA INDONESIA

One! Two! Three! Four!
I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
didalam benakku
keras berbunyi irama musikku
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Seperti popcorn yang meletup letup
kata kata suka menari nari
wajahmu suaramu selalu kuingat
membuatku menjadi tergila gila
oh senangnya miliki p’rasaan ini
ku sangat merasa beruntung

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
bertemu denganmu
semakin dekat jarak di antara kita
Maximum high tension

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
di lubuk hatiku
rasa sayang yang terus menerus meluap
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Dalam kehidupan setiap manusia
brapa kali bisa rasakan cinta
jika ada satu cinta tak terlupa ku
akan merasa sangat bahagia
mungkin seperti perasaan sekuntum bunga
saat dia akan mekar

I feel you! 2x
I touch you! 2x
I hold you! 2x
didalam mimpiku
angan anganku menjadi semakin besar
oh it’s my Imagination

I feel you! 2x
I touch you! 2x
I hold you! 2x
perasaan ini
ku sangat ingin mengutarakan padamu
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

Yang slalu kudengarkan
Favorite song
seperti lagu yang ku suka
kuulang terus tanpa henti
twenty four hours a day

oh baby
the only request it’s you

I want you! 2x
I need you! 2x
I love you! 2x
bertemu denganmu
semakin dekat jarak di antara kita
maximum high tension

I want you 2x
I need you 2x
I love you 2x
di lubuk hatiku
rasa sayang yang terus menerus meluap
heavy rotation (sing as hea-vy ro-ta-tion)

heavy rotation [slow hea-vy ro-ta=tion]

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February 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Romantic Winter in Korea

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Runaway Juno’s pick of 5 romantic spots in Seoul:
Chyunggye cheon
Seoul n tower
Gyungbok palace
Han river
Samchung dong

Things to do:
buy a pan for Mum (I got it from e-mart)
listen to Arirang. May peace prevails in Korea Peninsula. God bless!
listen to talented guitarist Sungha Jung (Seongha Jeong / 정성하 / 鄭成河). There is a sense of tranquility listening to him playing the guitar. Thank you and love you! Keep on playing your guitar.

Useful URLs:
http://www.koreagrandsale.or.kr (for coupon)
Yahoo finance for currency converter

Interesting:
Watched 4D Hall and wrote our names in Hangul (Hangeul) calligraphy @ The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin.
Hangeul, developed under King Sejong, is the Korean alphabet that opened up a new world.

We were fortunate that our application to visit the Blue House (청와대 or 靑瓦臺) was accepted.
Blue House is added to the list of palaces or VVIP sites visited:
Great Hall of the People (人民大会堂)
Forbidden City (紫禁城, where Blueroselady fell in love with love and photography), today is Palace Museum
Summer Palace (颐和园)
The Old Summer Palace (圆明园 – sadly only the ruins)
White House (outside, in future we will become among the guests)
Blue House, Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁 or 景福宮)
Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁 or 昌德宮)
Buckingham Palace (outside, Queen’s gallery)
Kensington Palace
Windsor Castle
Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill), Oxfordshire
Istana Merdeka
Presidential Palace, Nicosia

At -10 degree C in Gyeongbokgung, my sweetheart remarked that the Kings had to endure cold winter without modern days heater.

Favorites from our trip:
Romantic snowing at Suwon Fortress (imagine that we were a warrior and a beauty of the old ages).
Snow sledding (1. impromptu at Children’s Grand Park because the sledding facility was closed by the time we reached there, 2. Songdo Resort – I saw piglet, rabbit, and Hachiko-alike puppies. Welcome to Rabbit Seolla)
Korean food (hot pot, grilled pork at Jonggak)
Stroll along Cheonggyecheon (청계천) stream admiring the Seoul night neon light, the side of the waterfall became ice like ice carving.

Blessings:
We visited 2 UNESCO sites: Suwon Fortress and Changdeokgung. Though we are not crazy about branded goods (Channel, LV, Porsche). We do love world-class branded destinations.
Our hotel was closed to the station so we did not have to spend too long in the cold at night to reach our hotel. I like our hotel room toilet bowl with seat warmer, butt (2 holes) washers.
Korean people are very kind and helpful, they go out their way to help us. Those who walked back to help us get the right bus outside Songdo Resort. The hotel staff who ran to help us catch the shuttle bus.
Korean people are respectful to the elders and loving to the young. I am so touched. I desire to have this kind of service-heart to others.
We bought winter coat each at KRW 10,000 – KRW 15,000.
Added Suwon and Incheon to my tripAdvisor map.
We were among the last people to visit the Biwon (secret garden) of Changdeokgung (昌德宮) on the day, thanks to the kindness of the friendly staff.

Places to visit for future Korea trip:
Seoraksan National Park (fall / autumn)
Samcheong-dong Bukchon, Seoul
Gyeongju (former Silla capital)
Busan to Japan

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January 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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Favorite classical songs

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海上花
鄉愁四韻
绿岛小夜曲 (Green Island Serenade)
橄榄树 (Olive Tree) by 齐豫

大海 by 张雨生

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November 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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Come, Lord Jesus

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This is 1 of our favorite Christian songs.
June 2011: cannot find any youtube. Help! Anyone please?

May 2015:  Thank you very much Chris Tan.

sr. Miriam Therese Winter, SCMM

Christ come quickly, there’s danger at the door.
Poverty a plenty, hearts gone wild with war.
There’s hunger in the city and famine on the plain.

Come, Lord Jesus, the light is dying,
the night keeps crying: come, Lord Jesus

Want demands a hearing in far too many lands,
The sick go unattended, death deals a heavy hand.
The dreams of men are empty, their cup of sorrow full.

Come, Lord Jesus, the light is dying,
the night keeps crying: come, Lord Jesus

The world awaits in darkness a mighty burst of light,
To set the lame man leaping, to give the blind man sight.
We have the prophet’s promise, we await the Prince of Peace.

Come, Lord Jesus, the light is dying,
the night keeps crying: come, Lord Jesus

The clouds shall send a Saviour like soft falling rain,
Yet mighty in his power, to free us from our chains.
His shield will be compassion, his weapon liberty.

Come, Lord Jesus, the light is dying,
the night keeps crying: come, Lord Jesus

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May 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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Versatile Benjamin Franklin

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I first learnt on Glass harmonica at the Museum Unterlinden in Colmar, French, a year ago. Benjamin Franklin is mentioned as one of the designers. He is an inmpressive guy, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. How can one have so many professions in a life? Today, the advices that I have been receiving is: choose a career and be very good in it.

Perhaps, it is time for the leaders of tomorrow to consider a career portfolio.

For an academician, it is interesting to note that Benjamin Franklin played a major role in establishing the University of Pennsylvania and was elected the first president of the American Philosophical Society.

Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. Will I be able to see his home after more than 3 centuries? Anyway, it is not that important to see his house, it is more useful to learn from him on how to make positive differences in the world we are living in.

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May 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

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Shanghai Restoration Project

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Thanks to Michelle for introducing them, I love you always!

Who are the Shanghai Restoration Project?
*. a contemporary electronic music group formed by Chinese-American producer Dave Liang.
*. inspired by the Shanghai jazz bands of the 1930s. I love this!

The Shanghai Restoration Project – Babylon of the Orient.

The Shanghai Restoration Project – “Nanking Road (Instrumental)”. This song reminded me on my last summer in California, simply because my roommate loved to play this while driving. Feel so high-spirited!

Shanghai Restoration Project – Miss Shanghai. I love the vocal by Dutch artist DEZ (www.dezibelle.com), the voice brings you to a lovely combination of SOFT and SEXY woman. But seeing the real vocalist singing did not bring that kind of feeling. I am sorry for being biased, but we need the RIGHT MATCH to bring up a certain kind of experience.

Jade Buddha Temple by Di Johnston (vocals) by The Shanghai Restoration Project: gave us a sensation of the consoling the-girl-next-door from the East. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsZTVSY5PdA). This song has a calming effect 🙂

Kanon Wakeshima (cello, neoclassical, dark ambient)

I love the long hair with curly part at the end.

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March 31, 2010 at 2:21 am

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