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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Full video of Christian the lion

Christian the lion - true story

Christian was separated from his parents at an early age and put up for sale in a London department store. Christian's parents were zoo lions, the father came from the Rotterdam zoo and the mother from Jerusalem, and they lived at the Ilfracombe zoo. When they had cubs, the zoo sold them, and two cubs went to the department store.

Two men, Anthony Bourke and John Rendall, found him there and immediately fell in love with him and determined to buy him. They scraped together the money and brought the little lion home when he was only a few weeks old. They named him Christian.

Tony and John dedicated themselves to giving Christian the best life they could, and the bond that developed between them is a joy to behold. Christian was a remarkable lion, obviously very intelligent and loving, and gentle to everyone, both human and animal.

As he grew, Christian began to need bigger facilities than Tony and John could provide. Thanks to a chance meeting with Bill Travers (who had starred in the movie Born Free), they hit upon the idea of sending Christian to Africa to live as a wild lion.

Bill Travers contacted George Adamson to set up the project, and came up with the idea of making a documentary movie of it all, to fund the project. Christian is an absolute joy to watch in this movie. The love he shows, his intelligence, his joie de vie, are beautiful. All the color pictures here are from the movie.

George Adamson, of course, was himself a bridge between the worlds of humans and animals.

The first step when Christian arrived at George's compound, was to introduce him to Boy, a lion who had been in the movie Born Free and who George had already sent "back" to the wild, without losing his relationship with him.

Christian and Boy eventually became best friends, and within a year Christian was living as a wild lion.

Notice Christian's reaction at the beginning of this video. Sort of 'ohmigosh, what are you guys doing here!' When that year had passed, Tony and John came to Africa to see Christian. After a year of struggle, tragedies, and life with a pride of lions in the wild, the relationship Christian felt with Tony and John was as strong as it had always been. In fact, Christian's wonderful relationship with Tony and John caused the other lions in the pride to accept and be at peace with them as well.

A bridge existed, and it withstood the separation and the learning of a new way to live. Christian was another lion of two worlds.

Kimba's dream can happen. It has been proven on a small scale. The question that eludes me is how to enlarge the scale. How can a bridge be built that encompasses all life?

"...we are not much different in fact to many other forms of animal life;
and it is because of subtle human conditioning
-- not the actual facts --
that we are raised to believe there is a wide gap between
what is human and what is animal."
--Gareth Patterson, Last of the Free (1994)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cook is the ONE!

Yeah! Cook won! Could not help myself to post this comment.....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

American Idol Seanson 7 - Finale!

Finally, it's here.....the last show for this season with of my favourite idols for this season.

Well, may be it's because of the highly anticipated finale, it seems like I was expecting too much. Great finale? Vocal, yes, I agree; overall, I think last season's finale may attract me more.....may be it's the song choice? Venue? Concept? I don't know, may be a bit of all.

Undebatable, Davids have the vocal of the season, or I can say of all the seasons. Hands down to David A for his consistent performance throughout the entire show and he was my very first fav idol this season and I wanted him to win from the very first audition. On the other hand, David C has grown so much in me since his Hollywood audition. As the show went on, his powerful performance and creativity captured me and sometimes, I just want him to just release album.....

Based on today's performance, overall, David A is on his way to the road of success but bottom of my heart, As usual, ballad is his strongest and he definitely in his zone on all 3 performances.

David C, not as rocking as we expected to see, he showed his softer side. Song choice really kills him today.

I wish David C will emerge (why can't we just have both of them as winners? Jes, it's killing me). Song choice definitely is the key. It's a different this season, no judges' choice, no "winning song".

So, David A or David C? Based on today, it's A (but I really wish C will be the ONE). Let's watch the result tomorrow.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Best American Idol EVER!

It's been a while I post something here and today, I feel like doing it again.....because of the American Idol Fever!

It has been long day, wondering who will be the final 2. Since the beginning of season 7, I have been looking forward for a Davids' final.....and it came true.....David Archuleta and David Cook are in the final! What a relief.....

It has been the best season (well, at least, my favorite are in finals, that's good enough to call it the best). I wish we can have both as winners's really hard.....My prediction? Well, it's cooking hot!

Anyway, all the best to both Davids and I know they will do well no matter what.

See you at the final!

First time ever i saw your face

Dare you to move

I dont wanna miss a thing

And so it goes

With you


Monday, November 26, 2007


爱情的拿捏 就如你手中抓着的那一把沙
不知不觉 流尽了。。。也就失去了。。。

当你轻轻的 把沙放在手中

对待 爱情也是如此
抓得越紧 越容易失去
对彼此 都舒服得多了
感情也更持久 更永恒

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Daughtry rules in AMA 2007

So happy that Chris Daughtry self title debut album, "Daughtry", has made him a big winner in the recent American Music Awards 2007 (AMA) held at Nokia Theatre, L.A.

Awards won:
- Favourite album
Adult contemporary music
- Favourite artist
- Favourite breakthrough artist
For more information, please visit

You go, Daughtry.....