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Part of what define a mesmerizing man is more than his looks but  his voice and the ability to communicate and inspire ideas and facts. Understanding that, it’s my passion to study speeches of great orators. Today, I want to introduce you to one of the greatest speech of all time “Farewell to Baseball Address” by Lou Gehrig.

Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career to associate with them for even one day?

Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert – also the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow – to have spent the next nine years with that wonderful little fellow Miller Huggins – then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology – the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy!

Sure, I’m lucky. When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift, that’s something! When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies, that’s something.

When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles against her own daughter, that’s something. When you have a father and mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body, it’s a blessing! When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed, that’s the finest I know.

So I close in saying that I might have had a tough break – but I have an awful lot to live for


I was reading the Newspaper weeks back and found a review about this film called An Education and found it pretty interesting. I wanted to watch it but found no one suitable to watch with. My guy friends will kill me if I asked them out. No ladies that I’m especially close to watch with. So I gave it a miss.

Last week I was at the library and I found a gem. It was an autobiographical memoir written of the same title by the British journalist Lynn Barber who inspire the film from her autobiographical essay. It was sexily interesting.

I told my boss about it and she was completely mesmerized by the plot.  I think it’s no longer in theater but if it’s still on screen and any girls that are interested to watch with me, I will be willingly to pay for you!


I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m gonna to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m gonna to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah)

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah yeah ea ea)

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Whoa a oh oh


One of my most loyal reader,Daniel asked me to blog. Complaining that it has been a while since I write anything on my blog and cobwebs has already start to grow.

It’s already February! This Sunday is going to be Chinese New Year, not to mention Valentine Day. Looking back  last year, I left on the third day of Chinese New Year for my training in New Zealand and came back the day before Valentine Day. How interesting! And this year we have both occasions in one day.

Unfortunately or maybe I should say fortunately that I’m single so there’s no need for me to go frantic over what should I do or deciding which event should I go to. The good thing about this year is that I don’t need to go emo over not having a date while walking down the street seeing couples lovely dovely to one another. I will be celebrating Chinese New Year. Visiting my relative. ( I dread that though.)

I think I didn’t mention that I went to Vietnam over the last week end. It was a last minute trip.One of the most impromptu oversea trip I ever made. I will upload the photos when I find time. It’s a fun place! Nice people. Good food and drinks.  Crazy traffic. I drank so much coffee over the four days I’m over there. I love Vietnamese coffee!

I have met some of the nicest people. Duyen (not sure how to spell) is the girlfriend of our Vietnamese studio manager. She is very caring and thoughtful. There was once all of us went for breakfast. As the place is cater more for the local, it’s a bit  dirty with food on the floor  and it’s not very well furnish. Duyen used a tissue paper and wiped the utensils and cups for all of us. Around 5 person, plus her 6. Then poured the tea at the cup and serving us. I was humble by her willingness to serve us. My boss was chewing a gum which was offered by her earlier. When the food came, taking initiative she offered a paper for him to spill it out. How thoughtful right? And don’t be mistaken, Duyen is not some village girl, that doesn’t know anything about the world. She is a University graduate and works as a designer. She’s pretty well to do and modern looking. She speak pretty good English. (According to Vietnamese Standard) And is not afraid to talk to me despite not proficient in English as she is in Viet. The feeling is refreshing as I’m always the one that is always trying to find out what is in other people life and now I met someone that is so enthusiastic about what I’m doing. I know! I sound like I in love with her. But I’m not. Furthermore she is attached to my studio manager! I just find people or girls in particular that is willing to serve, not because of benefit but because of his or her character. Very sweet.

She is one person that truly make my day.  Just hanging out with her brighten up my day.

My post is pretty random and I don’t know how should I end this. So until the next post. Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine Day!