I Dreamed a Dream- Les Miserables

The other day I was watching the charity concert of Kamala Sukosol, the owner of several hotels in Thailand and a popular performer as well. Her daughter Marisa sang a nice rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables and I remembered that this song actually made Susan Boyle become a reality show phenomenon.

Now, I am sharing various versions of I Dreamed a Dream all sang by good performers including one of the Philippines’ greatest pride, Lea Salonga which I was so fortunate to be able to watch a live performance in Bangkok recently.

Of course, these singers have different styles so take your pick which one is the best and enjoy the videos!

My New Found Career (How I wish)

Tomorrow we will have our Staff Party (sort of Company Outing) but actually not an Outing cos we don’t go out of the office but just share some dinner together and activities including raffles from our friendly neighborhood suppliers. We were supposed to go out of town, everything is settled and booked. Unfortunately, because of the recent turmoil where we feel it is best that we do not go too far and not to mention our Operations do not permit cos we operate 24/7 and business cannot stop, so we finally decided to just have the party inside the office. Anyway, it is the memory that counts…

Come May, I’ve worked in the office for 1 year now. Maybe already considered an Old staff but still new in some ways. Our Office tradition is that every Staff Party, all the newly-hired will have to perform something and show their talents. Being one of the 2 foreigners in the office, of course they want to see what I am made of…lol.

Of course the ever-jolly me consented on this sort of dare. I actually had a choice not to perform being a senior in the office but I decided anyway this party is just once a year and might as well showcase to everyone my so-called talent so I obliged.

The new staff were grouped into 2 and my team decided to dance 1 modern number an 1 traditional dance. Immediately after, the most sought-after performance will take place..That is my Solo Performance. Ha ha ha!

My team finalized the concept last night and practiced today. I will be singing a Filipino song cos they find it something new and unique and they want tohear the way we sing our song..My song will have a guitar accompaniment which makes the song to be acoustic style.

It will be the first time I will be singing solo in a big group like this with all the anticipation and curiosity…Yikess!!! Now I am starting to have butterflies in my stomach. At any rate, I am also excited. Who knows, this might be a start of a new career for me..something that would really make me BIG. Well, I don’t look like Susan Boyle or William Hung but I am keeping my fingers crossed..so I can be popular in the future too.

Never Been Kissed….

Susan Boyle

The Cat is out of the bag! So the story that Susan Boyle (the instant sensation from Britain’s Got Talent) has never been kissed isn’t true…Now she said in an interview with a British Breakfast show called GMTV that it was meant as a joke!

Susan Boyle…never been kissed? She said it should be corrected to “I’ve never stopped (kissing)”.

The blogsphere has so many comments about this development..some people saying the it was made so the show will gain more publicity, or Susan tricked everyone..

As for me whether it was a trick or just a simple case of misinterpretation of her joke, I can never deny that Susan Boyle’s Got Talent. Without those stories, for sure she will still gain attention because of her voice quality not to mention her looks is something that we don’t normally see get noticed in Talent shows like Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol and the like.

I just wish Susan will do her own cover of Don’t Cha by Pussy Cat Dolls…Let’s see how she move her “curves” to the beat of the song…:P

(Still) Another Blogger was born!

I was told that my friend (and former colleague) who is now based in Dubai (She Who-Must-Not-Be-Named as what she requested from me…to keep her privacy in tact, lol) created her own blog here in WordPress! Hear ye! Hear Ye!

She the ever-timid, ever-refined if not uber-shy lady is now a Certified Blogger like me! (Applause! Applause!).

I have not clarified yet if she saw me as her Susan Boyle (or William Hung?) –which is the source of insipiration to many people now, the reason why she thought of having her own blog after reading some of my posts…well the pleasure is mine…at least I am able to convince other people to share their life to others through some interesting posts, anecdotes and the like.

To the normal readers/future bloggers I am able to influence by  my posts, may your tribe increase!

gee….I think I deserve a hot cup of coffe or tea from these peeps when I get to meet them. 🙂

Susan Boyle vs. William Hung- Who’s got talent?

Beauty, like supreme dominion, Is but supported by opinion

– Benjamin Franklin

I got curious of Susan Boyle the moment I saw an article about her in Yahoo. I therefore watched her video in YouTube.com. Just like everybody else, before she sang I had the thought that she is just one of the peculiar if not odd singing aspirants that we’ve seen in American Idol and now Britain’s got talent all these years.

She entered the stage just like a normal contestant and seem that the audience  (me included) and judges find her hilarious.  Then she started singing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables… Seems that she has been in this Musicale before or else Cameron Mcintosh should call her to invite her to be part of any of his productions soon with the quality and clarity of her voice.

After hearing Susan Boyle singing, it is definitely not premature to say that she is bound for instant stardom! Her singing is like a big and bright Patronus on a cold, dark Dementor-filled night. She became an inspiration to everyone. Truly, the statement of Amanda Holden, one of the judge in the program saying that all are just being too cynical about her and that moment was a wake up call is an understatement. Really, we cannot judge a person just by looks. We have to see what lies beneath the skin.

Now, many people say that Susan Boyle may just become another William Hung who gained instant popularity in a reality show but never got really BIG. Yes, both have some personality but the thin line between the two is their talent. William Hung may have a talent in comedy (not singing and dancing for God’s sake!) but Susan Boyle’s got talent in Singing.

Would anyone from Disney or Dreamworks please stand up and look at Susan Boyle?

Below are the audition videos of both Susan Boyle and William Hung. Be mesmerized….