Sunday, June 28, 2009
This does sometimes bring a tear to people's eyes!
'The Last Post' is a universal tune among almost all the armed forces of the world, though it may vary among them in its execution.
In this example, the bugle call is played in its entirety, and it is a sad and beautiful thing to hear. The unknown young lady bugler has terrific breath power.
She is accompanied by Andre Riéu and his orchestra.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
IT IS AMAZING THE ADVERSITIES SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO OVERCOME.
In a Chinese modern dance competition on TV one very uniquecouple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30's, was a dancer who had trained since she was a little girl. Later in life, she lost her entire right arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression for a few years.
Someone then asked her to coach a Children's dancing group..
From that point on, she realized that she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wanted to dance again.
So, she started to do some of her old routines, but, having lost
her arm, she had also lost her balance.
It took a while before she could even make simple turns and> spins without falling. Then she heard of a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an accident. He had also fallen into the
usual denial, depression and anger type of emotional roller
coaster. But, she was determined to find him and persuade
him to dance with her..
He had never danced, and to dance
with one leg....are you joking with me? "No way!"
But, she didn't give up, and he reluctantly agreed thinking, "I have nothing else to do anyway." She started to teach him dancing. The two broke up a few times because he had no concept of using muscle, how to control his body, and knew none of the basic things about dancing.
When she became frustrated and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually, they came back together and started training seriously.
They hired a choreographer to design routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg with her leaning on him, etc.
In the competition, as you will see, they dance beautifully and they legitimately won the competition.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
This only happens every four years - it is amazing what we can see from our own homes if we are unable to travel.
This would be as exciting to see as Niagra Falls. Enjoy!!
Judy Perito Moreno Glacier in southern Argentina .
This is an every-four-year event that has gone on for centuries. Absolutely amazing!
This clip is of the spectacular South American glacier, The Perito Moreno Glacier, which breaks up every four years...
Like clockwork, give or take a week.
There are photographers from the four corners of the earth that come to Southern Argentina and literally camp out at the glacier site in order to get the actual breakup on film.
The individual who filmed this did a marvelous job. This is Something your children and grandchildren should surely see!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
This is a video clip from a French documentary about Africa. You may not understand a word, but the video is self-explanatory!
There are these trees that grow in Africa which, once a year, produce very juicy fruits that contain a large percentage of alcohol.
Because there is a shortage of water, as soon as the fruits are ripe, animals come there to help protect themselves from the heat. The fruits ferment and the animals take in alcohol!
What happens next, you can watch for yourselves.