This is my home. Proud to be Canadian.

 

“Ito ang bahay ko” Filipino translation for “This is my home.”

It’s a land of hope, a land of peace
It’s a place where people can be free
I proudly call this land my own
Oh Canada! This is my home.

If this doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.

Monks who have taken the oath of silence, sing the Hallelujah Chorus.
This is sooooo funny!! It’s a group of high school students playing silent monks and “singing” the Hallelujah Chorus.
Look at the feet of the monks also! And yes, you do need to turn the sound on to fully appreciate this. It’s a hoot! Plus, who doesn’t like to hear it, at any time of year.

 

Source: Email from a friend.

Composed by the birds

Video

Birds on the wires

I would have never thought that these crows can compose a musical score. Through a mere curiosity, this video is created. Just brilliant.

“Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.

Here I’ve posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score.”

Also check my live presentation of Birds on the Wires at TEDx São Paulo: tedxsaopaulo.com.br/jarbas-agnelli/

Super Trooper Bowl

Last week at work, two boys had a bet about their football team.

A’s team is Seahawks
B’s team is 49ers
A and B are football fanatics
Let’s have a bet
Sure
The loser will wear the jersey of the winning team all day
You’re on.

Sunday:
I could hear the “roar” all the way from Seattle to Vancouver.
Vancouver, BC not Vancouver, Washington
Seahawks won.

Monday:
A brought his jersey #29, Thomas
Hanged it from the ceiling above B’s workstation
Everybody can see the jersey hanging from the ceiling as you walk in
Everybody is wondering what the deal is
A proudly exclaimed B is a loser!
Seahawks #29 Jersey
I started singing:
The winner takes it all
The loser standing tall

Nooooooo…. not tall
Yes, I said
Nooooooo…. small, not tall
Yes, tall.  B is very tall, isn’t he?
Laughter
They were laughing at me.

So, why is B not wearing the Jersey I asked A
It’s bad luck for the loser to wear the winning jersey
They might lose in the game
That’s baloney, I said.

A wanted me to serenade B and sing the Abba song:
The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
There’s a destiny.

B responded:
I don’t wanna talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history.

Back to work. Business as usual while the jersey hangs from B’s workstation and I hum the song all day.
Good times, good times.

The Seeker: I’ll never find another you.

Singing is a form of prayer.  This is another song that I sing since childhood.  It is not a traditional hymn but it draws me nearer to the Lord.  I know there is a Promised Land. Sunrise at Mt. Beatitudes  Holy Land 2011
There’s a new world somewhere
They call The Promised Land
And I’ll be there some day
If you will hold my hand
I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know I’ll never find another you 
There is always someone
For each of us they say
And you’ll be my someone
For ever and a day
I could search the whole world over
Until my life is through
But I know I’ll never find another you 
It’s a long, long journey
So stay by my side
When I walk through the storm
You’ll be my guide
Be my guide 
If they gave me a fortune
My pleasure would be small
I could lose it all tomorrow
And never mind at all
But if I should lose your love, dear
I don’t know what I’d do
For I know I’ll never find another you
But if I should lose your love, dear
I don’t know what I’d do
For I know I’ll never find another you
Another you
Another you
 
“I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” ~ 1 Corinthians 14:15
 
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