Monday, October 12, 2009

Internet symphony no 1 "Eroica"

I was browsing through youtube for my project on Beethoven's symphony no. 3 "Eroica" and I bumped into a symphony for youtube named Internet Symphony no 1 "Eroica". Its a marvellous composition and you can feel the grandeur feeling of heroism in it.

It was written by renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun for the youtube symphony orchestra.
Unconventionally, Tan Dun has included drum brakes and rims from automobiles as additional instruments. Tan Dun also embedded a main theme of the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No.3: Eroica into his work.

Hope you peeps would enjoy this wonderful composition as I did. ^^

This is how the youtube symphony orchestra was built through auditions on youtube. A perfect concept to get people together from around the globe.

french 101 part 2: numero?

well I have been super busy this past few months as the semester is coming to an end.

Last tuesday night in french 101, we were learning numbers.
*classmates tired and trying to be as enthusiastic as possible*


0 = zero (zehro)
1 = Un/une (pronounce as ughn)
2 = deux (pronounce as the)
3 = trois (pronounce as tuar)
4 = quatre (katr)
5 = cinq (sughn)
6 = six (sis)
7 = sept (set)
8 = huit (uit)
9 = neuf (nervf)
10 = dix (dis)

everyone woke up when it came to the number 11. why you say?
Well let me ask you how would you translate the number 11 referring to the table written above?

This is how my classmate Roydy translates numero 11...
to him its Un un (ughn ughn in a "no no" gesture)

*everyone just fell out of their chair laughing*

so Mr.Chia our lecturer says if you do that I'll give u a big "un un" with a ZERO!
*Mr. Chia with a big exclamation laugh*

Well in order for u to learn a language better all we need is a little humor to it and we will remember it the rest of our lives... Lol

by the way number 11 is translated as NUMERO ONZE!!

back to my studies now.... tired....