Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Étude Op. 10 No. 5 - Chopin

Étude Op. 10 No. 5, in G-flat major, also known as the Black Key Étude, is a solo piano work composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830. This work is characteristic for the arpeggios played with the right hand, almost exclusively on black keys except in measure 66, where Chopin wrote an F-natural, the only white key for the right hand throughout the entire piece.

The left hand plays the melody, with mostly chords and octaves, while the right hand accompanies with quicktriplets on black keys.

This piece is unbalanced in terms of structure, but as a romantic study, Chopin favored melodic interest over rigid structure. This étude can be divided into four parts, depending on interpretation. The first theme is introduced and expounded upon with some variation after its second repetition. The second theme is presented after two sweeping arpeggios covering half the length of the keyboard. It lasts only 16 measures and is in the étude's dominant key, D-flat major.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Songkran Water Festival

Thailand's most celebrated festival is the Songkran Water Festival. It starts April 13 and lasts between 3 and 10 days. The word Songkran is from the Sanskrit meaning the beginning of a new Solar Year, but nowadays Thailand celebrates the New Year on 31 December.

The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, the custom is quite refreshing. Songkran is a Public Spring Cleaning Day, supported by the religious belief that anything old and useless must be thrown away or it will bring bad luck to the owner.

During the afternoon of the 13th, Buddha images are bathed as part of the ceremony. Young people pour scented water into the hands of elders and parents as a mark of respect while seeking the blessing of the older people. In ancient days, old people were actually given a bath and clothed in new apparel presented by the young folks as a token of respect for the New Year.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cough Benefit

In general, cough is known as something which disturbs health. And it will be very annoying if cough attacks us. Cough is a part of body's defense mechanism. A good and effective cough can give benefit, to clean respiration way and excrete outside substances which isn't useful in respiration process. But, an uneffective cough can bring disease and excessive cough can cause complication, if it isn't cured, it can cause death.

So, in one side, cough has benefits, and in another side, cough will be very dangerous if it isn't cured.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

GSM Handphone Quality

Do you know about your GSM handphone (HP) quality? Is it good? Or bad? Some tricks can be used to know the quality of our HP. On GSM Handphone only, enter *#06#. After entering the code, you will see new codes, composed of 15 digits, like this : 3 5 5 5 7 1 2 0 2 0 6 0 7 7 0 2.

* If the 7th and 8th digit are 02 or 20, that means your HP is assembled in Asia, the quality is very bad.
* If the 7th and 8th digit are 08 or 80, that means your HP is fabricated in Germany, the quality is quite good.
* It the 7th and 8th digit are 01 or 10, that means your HP is fabricated in Finland, the quality is good.
* If the 7th and 8th digit are 00, that means your HP is assembled in France, which has the best quality.
* If the 7th and 8th digit are different from 4 above, that means your Handphone is pirated.

What is your handphone quality?

Caitlyn Taylor Love

Caitlyn Taylor Love was born in Texas, USA on June 16, 1995. Since childhood, Caitlyn has already joined in entertainment world, in modeling. When she was 10 years old, she won Miss Texas Jr. Preteen in 2004, and a year after that, she awarded Miss Jr. Actress of the Year on Internatonal Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) in USA.

Not only modeling career. After she moved to Los Angeles, Caitlyn got a role at Punk'd on MTV. And, as the TV show theme, fooled famous solo singer, Rihanna.

Not satisfied as model and actress, Caitlyn tried to be a singer and she suceeded in America's Got Talent 2006 semi final. Then, she signed a contract with Genuine Music Group. Not only singing, she also clever in playing guitar.

This girl who loves singing, writing song, playing guitar, swimming, and travelling with her friends when not working has many talents. From all activities, Caitlyn has some occupation, singer, song-writer, dancer, musician, and also actress. We can see her act as Izzy on I'm In The Band serial.