Tuesday, April 28, 2009

媽媽的歌 The Mom Song

媽媽的歌 The Mom Song
In this video, Anita Renfro, Christian comedian, musician, author, and speaker, sings her own lyrics to the tune of the William Tell Overture.
Here are the lyrics:
Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon
So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up
Where you going and with whom and
what time do you think you’re coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ’til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe two
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an egg A, Get the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get in here I’ll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a dose of reality
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straight when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bently in Bellagio's parking lot

My friend spotted this Bently in Bellagio's parking lot
right by the exit.
photo was taken last night

Bently in Bellagio's parking lot

My friend spotted this Bently in Bellagio's parking lot
right by the exit.
photo was taken last night

Friday, April 24, 2009

Amazing 3D Street Artist

Edgar Mueller Super Artist
Great Crevase Edgar Mueller. Hard work: Together with up to five assistants,
Mueller painted all day long from sunrise to sunset. The picture appeared on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire , Ireland , as part of the town's Festival of World Cultures.

He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.

'I wanted to play with positives and negatives to encourage people to think twice about everything they see,' he said. 'It was a very scary scene, but when people saw it they had great fun playing on it and pretending to fall into the earth. 'I like to think that later, when they returned home, they might reflect more on what a frightening scenario it was and say, 'Wow, that was actually pretty scary'.

'Mueller, who has previously painted a giant waterfall in Canada , said he was inspired by the British 'Pavement Picasso' Julian Beever, whose dramatic but more gentle 3D street images have featured in the Daily Mail.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

黃西 Joe Wong on the Late Show

Comedian Joe Wong makes his network television debut
on the Late Show, 4-17-2009.
今年39歲的黃西是一位典型的留學生,唸書取得學位,就業結婚生子留在美國。他畢業於中國吉林大學,主修化學,1994年來美前在中科院研讀。1999年取得德州萊斯大學(Rice)生化博士學位,2000年到麻州劍橋一家跨國基因製藥公司Sanofi-Aventis Genomics Center工作。白天,他在實驗室正經做研究的科學家,到晚上就搖身一變成演員,「下了班,弄好孩子,準備好晚飯,等太太下班回來」,他就穿梭在新英格蘭地區的酒吧、夜總會、俱樂部和大學禮堂,表演他的單口笑話,波士頓是他起家的地方。

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mayor of Mississauga

Out and about in the City of Mississauga with Mayor Hazel McCallion

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

a tree in the kitchen

a tree in the kitchen
I took this photo in GuangZhou, China
on June 19, 2007

Friday, April 17, 2009

breakfast combo

this photo finally got uploaded properly horizontally!
this breakfast combo includes a big omelette and the goodies as pictured,
a choice of oatmeal or macaroni with chicken in soup,
and with coffee or tea, all for only $5.95.
this omelette is big, it looks small because the plate is big.
it has lotsa lean ham & chicken & fresh mushrooms in it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

a tree

this tree is doing a wonderful job by holding up the ceiling.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ION USB Turntable/Vinyl Archiver

ION USB Turntable/Vinyl Archiver
My son got tired of me asking him to convert vinyl to mp3 for me.
He figured out a solution.
He got me the tool and for me to "DIY".
It's really not that hard as I thought.
All I have to do is to play the vinyl and record with Audacity.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eels on Rice

Eels on Rice
I took this photo because it was a good meal,
included soup, for only $6.95.
However, after this photo was taken (a few months ago),
they raised the price by $1 and no soup included.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

good and cheap breakfast

porridge cooked in a clay pot,
served with rice noodles (or choice of other side orders),
coffee or tea included
all for only $4.95.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lobster Yee Mein (Lobster Noodles)

We had Lobster Yee Mein (soft noodles with lobster) at The King Palace today. They are running a special, for only $12, big plate and delicious, yum yum!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Huntington Library free tickets

Here's the website to obtain free tickets for Huntington Library "Free Day" (the first Thursday of the month).

How to free get tickets:
General visitors: call 800-838-3006 to reserve your tickets by phone, or reserve your tickets online selecting from two arrival times:
  • I would like tickets for the morning entry (10:30 a.m. - noon)
  • I would like tickets for the afternoon entry (1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
A limited quantity will be available the first day of each month preceding the month you wish to visit. (For example, if you wish to visit on May Free Day, you may call for tickets beginning April 1).

Where is it? Here's a map for Huntington Library.