Wednesday, September 30, 2009

特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯


特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯 1

特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯 2

特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯 3

特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯 4

特別事件薄之“慶祝建國六十周年”特輯 5


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Louise Wu on Ellen DeGeneres Show 艾倫秀


Louise Wu on Ellen DeGeneres Show 艾倫秀
Louise Wu is Miss San Francisco USA 2009
also Miss Asian America 2008



Louise Wu

Louise Wu
Miss Chinatown USA 2006

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marc Yu on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Marc Yu (born January 5, 1999, Pasadena, California, USA) is a
musical child prodigy, playing the piano and the viola.

Marc Yu on Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006

Marc Yu October 2008 interview

Lang Lang (郎朗) and Marc Yu Interview
BBC Proms 2008

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Amazing Work with Toothpicks!

A miniature city made out of millions of toothpicks

It took Stan Munro (38) 6 years to build this toothpick city. He used 6 million toothpicks and 170 liters of glue. He can spend until 6 months to create a building and each of his creations is built to 1:164 scale. He works at the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, New York (USA). Look at the amazing works of one of the most patient men in the world.

















轉貼自: Special thanks to Yung-Hui's email



Saturday, September 19, 2009

You think English is easy???

You think English is easy???

Read to the end . . a new twist

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 language 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' ?

轉貼自: 林慧懿主持人部落格

Friday, September 18, 2009

Discovering Anna May Wong 華裔明星黃柳霜

Anna May Wong was an American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star.

Discovering Anna May Wong

A Study in Scarlet : Anna May Wong (1933)

Anna May Wong - Chinese Costume Party
1937 Technicolor (Anna appears at 08:50 to save the day)

Anna May Wong in Shanghai, February 10, 1936
黃柳霜在上海 1936 年二月十日

Anna May Wong - These Foolish Things - Rod Stewart

Thursday, September 17, 2009

印度的九九乘法

印度的九九乘法強力推薦!印度的九九乘法!強!
印度的九九乘法表是從1背到19(→十九十九乘法?),
不過您知道印度人是怎麼記 11到19 的數字嗎?看了下面這本書之后才恍然大悟的。

「印度式計算訓練」
2007年 6月 10日第一版第 6刷發行
株式會社晉游社 發售

裡面介紹了加減乘除的各種快速計算方法,不過在這裡我只介紹印度的九九乘法。
因為,實在是太神奇了啦!!

下面的數字跟說明都是引用該書P.44 的例子。

請試著用心算算出下面的答桉:
13 X 12 = ?
(被乘數) (乘數)

印度人是這樣算的。

************ ********* ********* *********
第一步:
先把被乘數(13)跟乘數的個位數 (2)加起來
13 + 2 = 15

第二步:
再把被乘數的個位數(3)乘以乘數的個位數 (2)
2 X 3 = 6

第三步:
然後把第一步的答桉乘以10(→也就是說后面加個 0 )之後再加上第二步的答桉就行了
15 X 10 + 6 = 156
************ ********* ********* *********

就這樣,用心算就可以很快地算出11X11 到19X19了喔。
這真是太神奇了!

我們試著演算一下
14 × 13:
(1)14+3=17
(2)17 × 10=170
(3)4 × 3=12
(4)170+12=182

16 × 17:
(1)16+7=23
(2)23 × 10=230
(3)6 × 7=42
(4)230+42=272

真的是耶,好簡單喔! 怎不早點讓我知道呢?

轉貼自: Special thanks to Bessie's email

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Musical Saw

O Sole Mio
Amazing Saw & Cello duo!  Austin Blackburn and Stjepan Hauser join together for first ever SAW & CELLO chamber music collaboration

Britain's Got Talent
Austin Blackburn plays You Raised Me Up (Saw Instrument)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Il Divo 美聲男伶

美聲男伶台中演唱會

Il Divo 美聲男伶0723 TVBS

Il Divo - You Raise Me Up live in Paris (2007)

Il Divo - Nella Fantasia

Il Divo & Celine Dion - I Believe in You

Thursday, September 10, 2009

新加坡·白領麗人10秒偷手提袋

新加坡·白領麗人10秒偷手提袋·過程被拍上載互聯網
 
斯文女鎖定目標後行事,鴛鴦同謀(圓圈內)緊跟在後配合。

(新加坡)眾目睽睽下10秒內偷走手提袋,白領麗人幹案經過全程被拍下,上載到互聯網!

一名上班族打扮的女郎,大庭廣眾之下,在一家快餐店內偷走顧客的手提袋,她的動作俐落,得逞後還能裝得若無其事的大步走出快餐店。

網友猜測,女郎能如此鎮定,相信不是第一次幹案。

女郎以為神不知鬼不覺,豈知整個幹案經過已被全程拍下,上載到包括STOMP的熱門網站,掀起網民的熱烈討論。

錄像中,只見一名裝扮斯文、穿著緊身裙、拎著一個黑色包包的金發女郎獨自步入快餐店,雖然眼前有很多空位,但她絲毫沒有要坐下的意思,反而是東張西望,環顧四週。

約一兩秒後,眼尖的女郎發現有位女顧客,大意地把手提袋放在身後和椅背中間,由於和親友談得入神,女顧客的身體稍微往前傾,沒有夾緊手提袋。

女郎見有機可乘,立即走到女顧客的身後,假裝要坐在後面的空位。其實那只是她的“障眼法”,她故意側著身體,左手拎著自己的包包,右手卻挑起女顧客的手提袋,動作“一氣呵成”,轉身後就手拿兩個包包,若無其事地走出快餐店。

女郎幹案的整個過程“乾淨俐落”,前後僅花了10秒,手提袋被偷走的女顧客完全不知情,就連她身旁的家人和周圍的顧客都沒有反應。

轉貼自: 北美新浪全球新聞

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Why 09/09/09 Is So Special

Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.

Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic
Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.
Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.
Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2)...

Loving 9
Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08. What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.
In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.

Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether.

Source:  Yahoo! News 



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Connie Talbot

Connie Talbot on the Ellen DeGeneres show
October 3, 2008

Connie Talbot School Interview and Christmas Concert 2008

Connie Talbot on Hong Kong TV Show with 容祖兒 Joey Yung

小康妮在台灣(新光三越信義店)
Connie Talbot in Taiwan

Connie Talbot - You Raise Me Up

Connie Talbot - I'll Always Love You (Live)

Connie Talbot - Imagine

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Connie Talbot
Britain's Got Talent

☆"Britains Got Talent ♥ Connie Talbot, age 6, WOWs Simon Cowell !"

Happy 8th Birthday Connie Talbot

Connie Talbot celebrates 7th Birthday



Monday, September 7, 2009

三藩市步行街活動日落區圓滿落幕

三藩市今年最後一次周日步行街活動昨天在日落區上千人的歡笑聲中落幕。市政府昨天宣佈,明年開始,周日步行街將成為三藩市固定舉辦的活動。

這是相隔了一月後再次在日落區海邊Great Highway至金門公園內舉行周日步行街活動,柏油馬路上無論是人數還是活動項目,都增加了不少。幾乎所有前來參加活動的華人都表示是看了《星島日報》或聽了星島中文電台,趁勞工節長假期舉家出行或三代同遊。

住在日落區Noriega街的蔡先生帶著太太和四個兒子又一次與岳夫母漫步行走在海傍公路上。他認為,與金門公園裏的週末封閉道路相比,金門公園裏斜坡多,更適合年輕人或運動愛好者,而Great Highway則更適合舉辦家庭步行活動。他說,此次前來步行街參加活動的人比上月要多了不止兩倍,勞工節長假期、海灣大橋關閉、媒體的報導都是吸引人氣的因素。當他得知周日步行街活動明年還陸續有來,更顯得興奮不已:“看來,只要方法對了,少花錢還是能辦好一件讓大多數人都喜歡的事。”

下午1點,海上的濃霧依然遮天閉日,但前來參加步行日的市民則越來越多。在集合點Great Highway與Lincoln Way交界處,街頭樂手、即興舞蹈、各種別出心裁的遊戲擠滿了興高采烈的參與者。由三藩市自行車愛好者開設的免費檢修單車服務最受歡迎,攤位前數十人推著單車排起了長龍。

步行日,顧名思義,在蜿蜒的海旁公里上,遊人可以隨心所欲的或走、或坐,在關先生和太太走累了,相互依隈著。關太太看著四處遛泡的孩子,不無感歎:“要是自己能重回到童年,也能像他們一樣該是多麼美妙啊!”與太太手牽手漫步而行的黃先生說,這地方得天獨厚,政府不用花很多錢,就可以讓市民領略到大自然的恩賜,能與太太無憂無慮的攜手同行,穿行在濃霧之中,另有一番風情,他倆都喜歡。

轉貼自: 北美新浪全球新聞

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Emily Bear on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emily Bear on Ellen Degeneres Show
October 3, 2007

Emily Bear on Ellen DeGeneres Show
January 8, 2008

Emily Bear on Ellen DeGeneres Show
November 17, 2008 (4th appearance)

Emily Bear on Ellen 5th appearance

6-year old Emily Bear has wowed audiences from the White House to her own house. Playing the piano since age 3, Emily also composes her own music.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ethan Bortnick Piano Prodigy

Ethan Bortnick Piano Prodigy is only 7 years old!

Beyonce and Ethan Bortnick - American Airlines Arena, Miami

Ethan Medley

Short Excerpt from one of Ethan Bortnick's Concerts.
Ethan is 7 Years Old

Ethans DVD - Trailer- LIVE IN CONCERT "by me" Ethan Bortnick

Thursday, September 3, 2009

黃子華 (越大鑊越快樂) 二五仔

黃子華 (越大鑊越快樂) 二五仔(上半段)
(二五仔 = 你內心的自己)

黃子華 (越大鑊越快樂) 二五仔(下半段)
(二五仔 = 你內心的自己)