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Half of the Love Song (半情歌) from You’re My Destiny (命中注定我爱你) Taiwanese Drama

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I took a five hour flight to Shanghai just to do a detail checkup on where this drama was filmed.

MZZDWAN Bund

Shanghai Bund 3

The Bund
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MZZDWAN zzj

MZZDWAN zjj

Zhu Jia Jiao 2

2 hour drive from Shanghai City to Zhu Jia Jiao Town (朱家角镇)
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MZZAWAN church

Xu Jia Hui2

Xu Jia Hui1

The very first cathedral in the East, beautiful isn’t it?
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MZZAWAN park

Xu Jia Hui3

Anyway, I’m just joking. I just happened to pass by these few places and share these photos here.

Besides the photos, there’s one more thing that I’d like to share with you all:

The piano sheet of another song from this drama called “Half of the Love Song” (半情歌) by Yuan Ruo Lan (元若兰).

Half of the Love Song from You are My Destiny Drama Piano Sheet Preview
Half of the Love Song (半情歌) from You are My Destiny (命中注定我爱你) Drama Piano Sheet Preview

This song is moderately slow and sentimental, or more precisely, it’s really sad. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, you will just know that this is really a broken-hearted song.

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, i.e. Bb Major
2) Lyrics and chords are included
3) Fairly easy with simple chord progressions and harmonics.

Download link for the complete piano sheet of Half of the Love Song (半情歌) from You are My Destiny (命中注定我爱你) Drama


The Shanghai Bund

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Long ban~ Long lao~ (浪奔,浪流~)

Shanghai Bund

Shanghai Bund 2

You’re right, I am in Shanghai.

I really feel like singing the legendary “Shanghai Bund” (上海滩) when I’m at the bund enjoying the nice view. The sailing boats really make Shanghai so Shanghai when they pass by the signature buildings:

Shanghai Bund 3

Ah Doe has prepared one piano sheet for the ocassion:

The Shanghai Bund Piano Sheet Preview
The Shanghai Bund (上海滩) Piano Sheet Preview

Although this is not a new song, it’s considered a classic. It’s the theme song for the drama of the same name, in which Chow Yun Fatt (周润发) played the leading role.


Please download the complete piano sheet of The Shanghai Bund (上海滩) here.

This piano sheet is in C Major, i.e. the original key. Lyrics and chords included, difficulty level is moderate.

I have to cut short my elaboration on this piano sheet because I’m in a hurry…

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao

for my Shanghai Juicy little Dumplings 上海小笼包!!!

How does Singapore look like from above?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Supposingly, I am not allowed to take photograph from the airplane, and especially when it is still flying…

So…..shh…..

I was flying from Kuching to Johor Bahru alone. Nothing to do, nothing to eat because I was taking the cheap budget airline. While wondering when I can see the horn-bill land again, I secretly took this photo.

 Last Point of Sarawak
The Last Point of Sarawak

Sarawak, or I should say that the whole Borneo Island is densely covered with dark green tropical forest, crawled with several muddy rivers and filled with thick clouds in its sky. Humid and wet, this island naturally became a good place to farm tropical forests and animals.

 Borneo Map
Corresponding location where I took the photo

Around 45 minutes later, I saw an island country which is packed with buildings.

Singapore the Concrete Forest

Singapore the Concrete Forest 2
View of Singapore from sky above

What a huge contrast! A primitive land and a tiny little island filled with so many people, so many buildings. Suddenly in my mind, I think that living in big cities is kinda stressful and suffocating. Although the aerial view of Singapore has its charm, I am somehow turned off by it.

Think of it positively, Singapore is still very well organized though.

 Singapore Woodland Checkpoint
Have you spotted the JB – Singapore Causeway?

So that’s it, I am heading towards Singapore with a new job, new life. I am a little sad when I think that I can’t even go home often once I start this routine work, even if the plane ride is only 1 hour…

Salzburg, Austria Pt 2

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Edelweiss is my favourite song in The Sound of Music.

Singing Edelweiss

The captain singing Edelweiss to his 7 children

This song, in the movie, is not only the symbol of patriotism, it also stands to be the symbol of a close-bond relationship in the family. Their relationship has never been better throughout the movie other than the whale of time they had when they sing Edelweiss.

With this reason, I’ll vote Edelweiss as the best song from Sound of Music!


Edelweiss Piano Sheet Preview

Edelweiss Piano Sheet Preview

I’ve purposely arranged this piano sheet at its simplest so that even beginners can play it. The song is at its original key, i.e. Bb Major, nothing else that I would like to emphasize here because this piano sheet is really easy.


Download complete Edelweiss Piano Sheet (PDF Format) here.

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This song hence, will end my travellogue of Salzburg here.

 Adios~ Salzburg! Till we meet again!

Lake and Mountains in Austria

Wolfgangsee of Salzburg – with a cappuccino scenery

Salzburg, Austria Pt 1

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Salzburg is the backstage for “Sound of Music” film.

Sound of Music Opening

The opening of the film

Cathedral

The same cathedral after 40 years

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