Unity Amidst Diversity: Open Heart, Open Mind
For the past 2 weeks or so, I’ve been gobbling up any footage related to American Idol, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. I’ve just been entranced by these 2 musicians, by their talent and strong sense of self, as well as their friendship and their very apparent giving and loving personalities. I’ve really been digging my teeth into everything that might tell me anything about what...
Back from Perth and kind of surprised that Kris Allen’s the new American Idol! Good on you Kris, great job Adam.
The first time Kris Allen brought out his guitar to perform live for the USA, it was Michael Jackson week, and he sang “Remember the Time”. In the pre-performance clip, he describes how the hardest thing about this competition is being away from his wife, and in the post-performance judges’ comments, Kara reveals that “he spent a lot of time helping the other contestants...
The Top 8 American Idol contestants of Season 8 talk about and show off their signature/favorite dance moves. As I prowl through these American Idol videos, Matt Giraud makes me so happy with his goofiness. Anoop Desai is a close second.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an...– G. K. Chesterton
Adam Lambert & Kris Allen: The Story Behind the Blue Nail Polish + Allen-Lambert Family Love: http://bit.ly/Dyw5B
Adam Lambert & Kris Allen: The Story behind the... →
This entry off of Kris ALLENation brings up 2 very moving events demonstrating the friendship between Season 8 American Idol finalists, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen: The story behind the blue nail polish on Allen’s thumb, and the lack thereof on Lambert’s: This story was shared by a friend of the Allen Family who attended the rehearsals this week in LA! Did you notice Kris had his...
Kris Allen - She Works Hard For Her Money →
The link is for a video of Kris Allen, Season 8 American Idol finalist, doing his ultra-slick rendition of “She Works Hard for Her Money”. When it comes to American Idol, I’ve learnt to watch only the last few/couple of episodes of each season, because it is simply too much suspense and grief to keep up with it, week upon week! The strategy seems to have paid off for Season 8,...
It’s so nice to be able to stay home, not a thing in the world to do.
Adam Lambert is awesome, but I’m personally for Kris Allen! Go Kris! http://is.gd/ztXj
Just watched my 1st American Idol episode in a long, long time. When did contestants get this good?!
Staying in touch for the year ahead
Just sent an email to a handful of friends to “launch” this blog with them. Am posting the contents of the email here, as record of the blog’s “mission” or raison d’etre: Hello from sunny Singapore! It is incredibly warm and humid as always, and (in a rather unsuccessful attempt) to block out the sounds of the noisy industrial-model fan I have going behind me,...
On a self-imposed home quarantine, getting re-aclimatised to the Singaporean weather.
Public Speaking Training, Please.
So I’m not the greatest orator of all time. I don’t know why I keep forgetting that. I tried explaining an analogy I created once, when I wrote a card to a friend, to thank her for being her unique set of “1000 things” that each person is, and therefore so much more - and my poor roommate just got utterly confused and did not get it at all. Where can I get some solid...
Within the last 10 hours, I have packed up my room, posted FOUR boxes home to Singapore, rushed to Logan Airport, hopped on a plane, and arrived in New York. It is a miracle that I made it here - a miracle made possible by a couple of those Godsends who always turn up right when you find Impossibility’s standing in your way, smirking, with his hands folded across his chest. First was Chuck...
at JFK airport, taking advantage of Jet Blue’s Terminal 5-wide wireless internet service. Props to Jet Blue
because of a sleepless night, I finally got around to watching Dr. Horrible. Neil Patrick Harris + Joss Whedon love!
FINAL final later today! Last stretch now..
33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity →
“Falling in love in a coffee shop” by Landon Pigg: http://bit.ly/2gziHg
I don’t want to study any longer! - but I have to. :( Last push!
Having a Pattern for Prayer
May is Prayer Month for High Rock, and Pastor Dave started out the month with a great message on the subject. Some points I found personally powerful: several religions practice having fixed prayers at fixed hours during the day: knowing that you are praying along with others makes it a community experience prepared prayer as a complement (not substitute) to spontaneous prayer spontaneous...
I just bought and gave 1 pair(s) of TOMS Shoes to children in need. You can too at http://www.tomsshoes.com !
BusinessWeek's Special Report on Social... →
All these creative ideas and business models geared towards making a difference - really gets me excited.
RT @DiegoVillalobos: Newsweek’s social enterprises popularity contest http://bit.ly/4RAzp
Dollhouse is so intense! I still can’t believe Alan Tudyk is Alpha. -_-
RT @patrickmeier: Google Rents Goats to Replace Lawnmowers - http://is.gd/vVKf
Another day of constructive procrastination
So today, I studied a little bit of Spanish - and then went and had an epic 3-hour lunch at the Danish Pastry House with Meg. And then packed up my room, preliminarily. Now I can really accomplish everything else on the last day. Sigh. Tomorrow, I will study more.
love it! RT @sylviarr: I love this shit sfm http://is.gd/vVkT I love how the first family is being so awesome.
I know I should be studying.
But creative procrastination is such joy! Ok, I am BANNED. I will not touch the layout/links of this site until finals are over.
RT @BreakingNews: Amherst College in Massachusetts says up to 6 students have tested positive for swine flu, according to WWLP-TV. (corr.)
La Blogotheque: Les Concerts a Emporter →
It took me a while, but I finally found it, with the help of Tufts’ Melisma magazine - La Blogotheque, and its Take-Away Shows! The idea: film artists as they perform their music on the streets of Paris/in Parisian locales (such as in an elevator - see Arcade Fire’s show). It’s fascinating to watch them interact with the passers-by and roll with the punches of real life in...
RT @BreakingNews: BULLETIN — JAPAN CONFIRMS FIRST CASE OF SWINE FLU.
incredible Tufts pics - RT @imaclellan: Added pictures of tufts university at night. Love spring flowers on trees http://tinyurl.com/cl5feo