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Saturday, December 31, 2011

First Good Deed of 2012

As exhausted as I am, I was hungry when non of my friends would wanna go hunt for my fav corndog in the city. So I walked along with myself with my iPod. At the very same place, to my amazement, the stall was open. I got my corndog and repeating playing Kelly's Dark Side. As silly the picture would be, I was singing out loud with my mouth full. Not because I was daring enough. It was all because no one was on the street at all. Just a few cars around and all about the city covered with snow. Suddenly the peace was disrupted with a loud bang just right in front of me. A bike hit into a car and the passenger flew across the road.

I was petrified and mouth open wide. A few sec later the guy stood up. Without thinking I drop my corndog on the floor and ran towards him. The driver of the car drove off right after the collision. He was limping. It seems like I knew that guy or what. All I did was I gave him a hug right there and like a worried family member, asking him is he al-right. He couldn't even talk. I guess he was in shock. I don't know what got into me, I didn't even think of I had a phone. I straight away like a police officer, stood in the middle of the road stopping a passer-by car. And a very kind lady stopped and volunteered to bring him to the nearest medical centre. I help his bike to the side and helped him into the car.

At that moment, he looked at me and say thank you. His blue beautiful eyes was so striking. OMG, I couldn't believe I am saying this. He is a damn very good looking lad in his early 30s. I was totally mesmerized by him. But what strike me most when he ask for my name, and all I did was smile and say : Please be well. It will be a great 2012. Happy New Year. That smile that he return was... I can't find any words to describe.

Now blogging about this  is like wanting to share it out the emotions I am having. It was beyond earthly feeling to able to see someone say something that they meant. Everyone is still sleeping like pigs in my apartment. A beautiful morning, an unfortunate event but a sincere smile that brings joy. It's all good. at 9am in the morning in 2012, I know my year will be great. I know I will be sincerely happy, filled with love and good wishes.

P/S - The unfortunate event was I forgot to take my corndog which I was craving all night.


Aung Lang Syne - My Last Post Of 2011

At the closing of a wonderful year. I look back and I am glad that where I have stood today.
Without all the beautiful people in life to thank, I will be still in the deep mist of death.
For Aung Lang Syne I raise my cup to all.
I look back at the year of 2011, I thank all for walking with me till the very end. 
My achievement and success will be nothing without all of you.
Mom and Dad, thank you for your generosity of life to bring me to this world. 
Both of you are the only people I will never able to repay for even a lifetime or many to come.
You guys rejoice my success. The success of being a person. With the great knowledge shared, I am nothing without both of you. I love you all very very much.
To Cornflakes, Cow and Batman. The 3 of you are like my guardian angels.
Always there. And I wanna raise my cup towards 3 of you. I am nothing without the guidance and faith you guys have in me. I love you all very very much. 
My brothers, Ernie, Elvin and Jeffrey, you guys are my inspiration. 
Rainer and Danny, the both of you are one of a kind. A reminder of how life would be. 
A capricorn and a gemini. As much as I love you both, I still wanna thank you for everything.
MK, after so many years, you are coming back to malaysia. I am the happiest man alive knowing that news. Love you to the max. I awaits our greatness. You are a true friend I can count on.
Michael, we will have a great year ahead. I know we will. Its our year like I told you. Things will be fine.
Andrew, Thankful for every support you have shown. You know how much it meant when no one see me.
Nell, I love you the most with all the inspiration and opportunity you have given. 
You always reminded me with all the love we can give and don't hold back. We will celebrate every single moment in life that how blessed we are and sharing what we can give to the less fortunate one.
Alexander, you are beautiful in your own way. Stop blaming everything and let go. Its a good year for you in 2012. Lets give love together. 
Paul, you are a great teacher, a great friend. Without your guidance, I would be nothing today. 
And thankful for you support when no one was there for me. I owe you a big big hug.
For what I achieve today, it was all your effort to guide me to what I am.
To Daniel, you are one of a kind. You really meant a great account in my life.
You have inspire me and the support you shown till today, It will always be with me deep in my heart.
You have really really showed me courage and what life can be when standing up doing the right thing. Love you to the very end. Big big tight hugs.

And to many more that I didn't manage to mention here. But all of you meant a great deal to me. 
I dedicate the original poem of Aung Lang Syne which was written in 1711 to all of you. With great love and the last 40 minutes of 2011. I wanna share all this to you~ Without the love, tears, care, warmth and faith, I am no one. 

I thank what 2011 have given me. I know 2012 will be a great year. For all of us.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne* 

For auld lang syne, my jo (or my dear),
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo (or my dear),
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo (or my dear),
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo (or my dear),
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie's a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Night Before New Year Eve

A very beautiful peaceful quiet night.
My heart beats gradually and the emotions flows with the music sings along.
Looking at the beauty of life and nature. It blends together with just the memory of me and you.
The lessons that I have learn from the hard way. Like the winter storms.
A peaceful ending. I have no ill wishes. I wanted just the best for everyone.
Accompanied by Iron and Wine, let all emotion flows. The beauty of love we shared.
Warm tears that flows with happiness.
Happy that from the moment we met,
I didn't lie to myself. I fell in love again when I thought I will never.
But glad that I knew what I really wanted is someone to settle down with.
I believe in love. But I can't make you believe what I do.
As we turn around, we walk a different path.
Holding the tears right in front of you.
Back turns, a string of clear drops.
With the frosting on my window.
I held my pillow close knowing I won't be alone.
Falling back to sleep as the slow fire dance upon its stage.
You slowly fade away. And I will keep walking till the right one stays.
A beautiful life, a beautiful love, a beautiful soul.
For Aung Lang Syne my dear, for aung lang syne.
We will take a cup o' kindness yet,
For aung lang syne.
I waited a hundred years. Shall wait a million more for you.
Nothing will hold me from loving nothing but the one I shall share my life with.
I was living for. But I've been living for.
I am not just a turning page. I am a chapter of a novel of love for all time.

Flightless Bird American Mouth

This song has a perfect edge with the emotions I am flowing though. The beauty part of it was it was neither sad or anything negative. That was the beauty of it. As 2011 draws near to a close with less than 30 hours for me. I know I will sit in my chair looking at the snow reflecting on the memory someone who first love me telling me how a beautiful soul you are and kissed you with a wish wishing me the best together.

In many ways, I know that special someone is somewhere out there waiting for me. I know it. The song plays softly and when I close my eyes, I felt that warm touch on my cheek. Dancing towards the moon with it. All I wanna do is hold you close, and let our heart beat synchronized together.The beauty of someone who only cares for your welfare. Nothing lustful, no judgement. Just pure cherish. And won't be left in the dark, won't be left behind. Won't be on the list who to choose. Just you and me.

I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins. All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys. Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair. Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere, Now I'm a fat house cat, Nursing my sore blunt tongue. Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks. Pissing on magazine photos. Those fishing lures thrown in the cold. And clean blood of Christ mountain stream.

Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
Big pill stuck going down.

Just like love. It is warm and beautiful when it is there. But sometimes, It is as cold as the snow. freezing the whole city.
This post may be a lot personal and hard to understand to many considering the numbers of readers from Asia. But its purely more to the metaphor of the love we love someone truly from the heart. No colours, no pretence, no race, no gender. Just love. I enjoyed this very much. I hope you guys do as much as I do. For my friends, this has nothing to do with James. This is just about love. Please, don't ever think I am going back to the past. I know what I am doing. I know all of you love me. I love you guys as much~

Anyway, Happy new year everyone.

Lotsa love
Ricky

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Air Asia brings relief to storm hit Philippines

Low-cost carrier Air Asia is working to help with relief in the worst hit areas of the Philippines following tropical storm Sendong.

President and chief executive of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Victor Jose I. Luciano, said to reporters that the budget airline was using its two Airbus A320 aircraft to send medical supplies, water, food and additional relief goods to both Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

Mr Luciano said that the supplies would be received by charity organisations and emergency shelters on the ground, which are already full with thousands of people that have been rendered homeless due to swelling rivers and severe flash floods caused by Sendong.

Chief executive of Air Asia Philippines, Marianne Hontiveros, said that the low-cost firm was coordinating the efforts with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to make sure that goods are seamlessly delivered to aid workers throughout the region.

Sendong has killed well over 1,000 people, according to official reports, after it brought intense winds and torrential rain to the coastal communities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. The country’s government civil defence agency said that about 330,000 residents were displaced by the storm and that around 69,000 are still in emergency shelters.

Love At First Flight - Super Jumbo Airbus A380

The A380 has been winning over business and leisure passengers alike since its service introduction in 2007, providing levels of comfort and reliability that have led travelers to specifically request flights on Airbus’ 21st century flagship – which is in operation with carriers around the globe.

The double-deck A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft flying today, with capacity to carry 525 passengers in a comfortable three-class configuration, and up to 853 in a single-class configuration that provides wider seats than its competitor. Overall, the A380’s two decks offer 50 per cent more floor surface than any other high-capacity aircraft.

With its range of 8,300 nautical miles, the A380 is the ideal solution to alleviate traffic congestion at busy airports. It has two full-length passenger levels with true widebody dimensions: a main deck and an upper deck, which are conveniently linked by fixed stairs forward and aft.

UNRIVALLED EFFICIENCY

In addition to offering superior levels of passenger comfort, the A380 provides the lowest fuel burn per seat – which allows airlines to substantially reduce CO2 emissions for a healthier environment while achieving profitable, sustainable growth for decades to come.

It also is the quietest long-haul aircraft flying today, generating 50 per cent less noise on departure than the nearest competitor – as well as three to four times lower noise when landing, all while carrying 40 per cent more passengers. Inside the cabin, travellers have applauded the A380 for its extremely quiet cabin, which on average has half the sound energy of other aircraft. This is a key factor in stress-free flights, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed.

The A380 has proven itself as a true revenue generator for a broad spectrum of leading carriers, and promises even greater potential as these current airlines and future customers explore the jetliner’s full opportunities on a range of route network segments. And whether it is being used to reduce the number of flights and create real cost savings while maintaining capacity, or to offer more capacity with fewer take-off slots, the A380 brings operators a wide range of commercial advantages.

SETTING NEW STANDARDS

Greener, cleaner, quieter and smarter, the A380 is setting new benchmarks for the global aviation industry with its superior efficiency, profitability and operational effectiveness.

Not only is it setting new passenger comfort standards, the A380 also is raising the bar for environmental standards with its low fuel consumption and noise levels – as well as reduced CO2 and NOx emissions.

The A380’s cockpit – which is based on Airbus’ industry-leading flight deck design for its fly-by-wire jetliner families – features the latest advances in cockpit technology, including larger interactive displays, an advanced flight management system and improved navigation modes.



UNMATCHED COMFORT



The A380 offers a flying experience no other aircraft in the sky can match, and redefines the meaning of comfort for all passengers – whether they are premium customers in first and business class, or leisure travellers in the economy cabin.

Airbus has gone to great lengths to make long-haul flying aboard the A380 feel more natural for its passengers – with broader seats, more personal storage, better head room and wider stairs and aisles.

The cabin air is recycled every three minutes to keep the atmosphere fresh, while natural light is provided by 220 cabin windows. Four high-level air outlets – as opposed to the industry standard of two – helps passengers feel refreshed, both during and after the flight.

A380 SPECS

Key figures

Go to details
 Range15 400 km
Typical seatingx525 (3-class)
A380 Wing spanWing span79.75 m
A380 Overall lengthOverall length72.72 m
A380 Height
























Current operators of the Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines

Emirates.

Qantas Airways

Lufthansa Airways
Air France
Korean Air
China Southern Airways
And entering into service in 2012

Malaysia Airlines (Second Quarter of 2012 )

Thai International Airways ( 4th Quarter 2012 )

A Friend That Came Outta Nowhere

Arrived home safely from NYC. In many ways. The vibe of the house plays a big part on our emotions.
During my trip back. Somehow missing a certain past of mine. I fell into the mist of my own realm.
While I was sinking myself with Iron and Wine's Flightless Bird American Mouth, a sudden pop out on facebook notification. A friend of mine - Michael, posted "Well controlled... Before the first tear drops.. Thanks buddy."
I as usual, trying to get outta my negativity, I extended my concern. As what happen to my friend I will not go further. It is not in my rightful way to talk about it here.

And in many ways, he brought so much outta himself. I am impressed with him. Honestly, I am glad that in so many ways, he is taking things the way men beyond his age does. As I can put it in short. Two melancholy guys from different world collided. I am glad that we talked. In many ways, I know that no one on earth would know how Michael feel. but with empathy. I try to put myself in his shoes. And I am glad he did the same. Found out in the end, I am not so lonely at all. There are still people who still believe and do the same thing like I am doing. And I am thankful that he proves it to me that it just take a little concern to those you call friend and get to know them better.

But I do wanna dedicate this post to him. My dear Michael, remember this.

"No one will know what is best beside you. 
All I will do is assure that you can count on me to be there for you all the way.
I will stand by you."

And to Michael, there are a lot of questions you asked earlier, all answers can be found here. When you are free, browse though. It will give you a much better detail of my life.

I wouldn;t just say this to have anyone attention. To those who are worth to be. I know there are many more. I am so glad with what happen to me the past 21 months. Unbelievably so many beautiful souls I have met and touched me with their own way. To list down their names here is hardly impossible. But I know you guys know who you are. Like Nell always says :

Touch one soul at a time, eventually we will touch the world. 

So many inspirational people and filled with so much love. I always believe what we want, we have to give. Give love to get love. Give care to get care. Give money to get money. Give time to get time. What comes around goes around. I am thankful. How much better can 2011 can get with just days left. I lost so much and I gain even more than I should have. Besides grateful I dunno what else to say. 

2012 awaits greatness. Happy new year everyone. 

With lotsa love,

Ricky 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

你不知道的事



蝴蝶擦几次眼睛 才学会飞行 
夜空洒满了星星 但几颗会落地 

我飞行 当你坠落之际 
很靠近 还听见呼吸 
对不起 我却没捉紧你 

你不知道我为什么离开你 
我解释不能说放任你哭泣

你的泪滴想倾盆大雨 碎落满地
在心里惊醒 

你不知道我为什么很小心
可现在你看不见的高空里
多的是 你不知道的事 





心痛时候,听了这首歌,我的坚强碎落满地,心里有好多的事,说不出来了~
泪也干了,只想回忆他还在的那一天... ...

Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Future of Aviation)

If you removed its name in the spec sheet, Airbus’ forthcoming A350 XWB (eXtra Wide Body) passenger jet could easily be confused with its primary rival, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will take a while before you can easily distinguish one from the other once they are both regularly in the air.

The A350 will be made from 53 per cent carbon fiber; the 787 is 50 per cent carbon fiber. Both are long range and can fly in excess of 8,000 miles without refueling. Somewhat bigger, the A350 will have 270-440 seats to the 787’s is 210-330. Both come in three models although the smallest 787 is dropped.


A350 or Boeing 787? (answer : A350)
The A350 promises 25 per cent fuel consumption improvement from its “current long range nearest competitor (it’s unclear what plane Airbus is comparing the A350 to on fuel efficiency, but offers it as a replacement for “any [Boeing] 747 operator”); the 787 claims to deliver 15 per cent better fuel efficiency over the similarly-sized (and aged) Boeing 767.

The 787 has 876 orders from 53 customerswhile the A350 has 505 from 32 customers (about what the 787 had at the same stage in its development). The A350 windows are wider; the 787’s are taller.

It goes on and on like that. For the flyer, you say ToeMAYto, I say ToeMAHto.

Of course, there are major differences.

One area in the A350 that will distinguish it from other passengers jetliners, though, will be the cockpit which will have six “very large LCD displays” comprising the flight information center instead of the 10 found in the A380 super jumbojet (much of the technology in the A350 was hatched in the A380). Solid state electronics in the cockpit also reduce the need for the hundreds of individual circuit breakers typically found in jetliners.



Six "very large" displays in the A350 cockpit. credit: Airbus

Airbus expects to enter the A350 into service in 2013
Boeing already ship the first 787 to customers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Given the scale of investment, the effort to design jetliners and competiton in the same markets, it stands to reason they are similar in both size and technology. But it doesn’t always work that way: Airbus developed the huge and successful A380 while Boeing concentrated on the more modest 787.

Another major difference is that the biggest model, the A350 1000, will carry up to 100 passengers more than the biggest 787. Boeing’s answer to that is the 747-8 Intercontinental, a new model of the world’s first jumbojet.

The A350 will be a lot more expensive than the 787. It lists for $225-$285 million; At $150-$205 million, the 787 is a relative bargain. Those prices are usually discounted, but the starting point for the conversation would clearly seem to favor Boeing unless the A350 turns out to be that much better.

Buying something as sophisticated as jetliners, however, isn’t just a head-on comparison of price performance. Years of dealmaking includes courtships, politics and occasionally, bribes. Time and sales wise, though, the A350 has to climb much higher to reach cruising altitude than the 787 at this point.

One area where I think Airbus is considerably ahead of Boeing is its web site. Airbus.com is more easier searched and much more visually pleasing. But can that translate into an edge in airplane performance..and sales?

The A350 XWB will be a faster, more efficient and quieter aircraft as the result of its advanced wing design – which combines aerodynamic enhancements already validated on the A380 with further improvements developed by Airbus engineers. Built primarily from carbon composite materials, the wing is optimised through extensive use of computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing for a fast cruise speed of Mach 0.85. This reduces trip times, improves overall efficiency, and extends the aircraft’s range.

All three A350 XWB family members share the same wing planform – with a 64.7-metre wingspan, a total area of 442 sq. metres, and high swept leading edge. In addition the internal wing structure will be scaled to meet the specific requirements of each aircraft variant.

Innovative concepts applied to the A350 XWB wing’s high-lift devices will reduce noise and drag while also improving the aircraft’s low-speed performance. One of these innovations is the stream-wise deployment of trailing-edge flaps. On a traditional swept-wing jetliner, the outboard flaps extend at an angle to the airflow. For the A350 XWB, flap deployment is along the direction of flight – resulting in better lift efficiency and improved low-speed performance, while reducing aerodynamic-generated noise.


Other A350 XWB wing enhancements include the adoption of a drop-hinge mechanism to improve the flap’s deployment kinetics, along with the introduction of a downwards movement for the upper wing spoilers to fill the gaps that occur when flaps are extended. In addition, the A350 XWB’s flight computer will perform in-flight trimming of the inboard and outboard flaps, creating a variable camber wing that adapts to different flight conditions.


Night lighting
Day Lighting
The key to the exceptional performance of the 787 Dreamliner is a suite of new technologies developed and applied on the airplane. Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the 787 including the fuselage and wing.
Modern systems architecture is at the heart of the 787's design. It is simpler than today's airplanes and offers increased functionality and efficiency. For example, the team has incorporated airplane health-monitoring systems that allow the airplane to self-monitor and report systems maintenance requirements to ground-based computer systems.
New engines from General Electric and Rolls-Royce are used on the 787. Advances in engine technology are the biggest contributor to overall fuel efficiency improvements. The new engines represent nearly a two-generation jump in technology for the middle of the market.

The design and build process of the 787 has added further efficiency improvements. New technologies and processes have been developed to help Boeing and its supplier partners achieve the efficiency gains. For example, manufacturing a one-piece fuselage section has eliminated 1,500 aluminum sheets and 40,000 - 50,000 fasteners.





Tuesday, December 27, 2011

All Is Well 2011

I always believe an old saying.

"When you lose something in life, something else will comes back to you"

Even though to many it may sound like it is not something positive, but to me it is. I know I am blessed with all the good and beautiful things that kept showering me. I know all the hard work I have put in is starting to pay off slowly. Yesterday was one of the best day in my life. My school had send me a letter acknowledging my achievements and contribution to the industry. I am very honoured to be part of it.

And in many ways, I was looking for someone special to share this moment with. But somehow, I felt pathetic yesterday. I couldn't find anyone. But by saying that, I am lucky enough to have friends that celebrates my honour with me. I kinda pour out my emotions with one of my bestie I was talking to. He is one soul that no one can compete with. One of a kind. He never fail to make me smile to be honest. He is the one I was looking for a nickname for and I am now officially announcing that his nickname will be "Cornflakes" He is so going to kill me when he reads this.

But true enough he was one soul that you will never find a replacement for. I know deep down he is worried on my on goings but yet still wanna cheer me up all the time when I am down. And our conversations are epic. I mean really Epic. On the serious side of him, he always does comfort me with his kind words. Being a real listener ( when he is in the mood ) I think I can consider myself dead after writing this post.

Somehow he really rejoice my success in the industry. Even the things he say may be just very lay man term. But it meant so much to me.

On my side, I guess I need to learn and speed up adaptation. I mean that after being single since 21 months ago. Honestly having someone to share life with isn't an easy task. But I know I can do it. 2011 has been a good year for me. Walking out from depression and kicking the addiction. Having to have friends who are really friends who just seeing you for you. Courageous soul that kept fighting for the right thing in life. Being able to encourage each other in our very own way. Those who are fighting and adapting with life changes, sickness, and even terminal cases. Those beautiful people that had help me so much. Thankful to have you in my life. I do not know what is install for me in 2012 but I definitely know it will start and end with a bang! Greatness awaits.

Since I started to share this, I wanna also share with my readers what my school has grant me this year. I am thankful that I had that honour to be part of the alumni.

In just few days we will start a new year. I know I will be healthier and happier. I know that I will keep on making history with what I am passionate about. It has been a great year for me. I know there are more to come even a few days left. Hopefully next year I would have someone to share my life with. I am still waiting but I know you are out there somewhere.

By the way, mom and dad were extremely happy and decided to visit Boston in feb to witness the awards with me in school. In case any of you misunderstood the picture I am posting below. For 2012 I am not nominated at all. So the awards I am saying is just one internal school awards night. Anyway, its a beautiful morning here and I am going to blast myself with excitment today. I will be taking off my tube today and if permitted to discharge, I will be heading back to Boston tonight. And special thanks to the Cow, Batman and Cornflakes for being there for me. With lotsa love from me, wishing everyone a happy new year.

I had a great year. All is well in 2011.

Alumni New Year Concert

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots grown in the same soul. The idea of a collaboration stemmed from their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or genre. The duo is currently working on its debut album Animals to Angels, a soulful expression of man's coming to consciousness. Love has performed at the Life is Good Festival, Blackwater Music Festival, and with bands Spiritual Rez and Dub Apocalypse. Robertson took last semester off from Berklee to tour for the U.S. State Department in Southeast Asia with his Earth Stringband.

In the short time since her graduation from Berklee in 2009, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled quite an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Longley has quickly built a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. Her ever-expanding fan base is not the only group to acknowledge her talent. In 2010 alone, she took home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country: the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

While Berklee and First Night have collaborated on New Year's concerts in prior years, New Year's Eve 2011 marks the first year that Berklee, 91.9 WUMB and First Night will work together on a concert broadcast.


Admission: $15
All alumni lets do something for Berklee!!! Proud to be Berklian~
Saturday, December 31, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111

Airbus Corporate Foundation and MASkargo help fight famine in East Africa

An Airbus A330-200F just delivered to Malaysian airline MASkargo has arrived at Dubai during the Dubai Airshow carrying forty tonnes of high energy food. This flight, facilitated by the Airbus Corporate Foundation, along with MASkargo and Action Against Hunger, will boost crucial stocks at the UN’s strategically located Humanitarian Response Depot in the emirate.

Founded in France in 1979, Action Against Hunger (with its international counterpart Action Against Hunger / ACF International) is recognised as one of the most important humanitarian organisations combating hunger and malnutrition worldwide. This issue affects approximately one billion people across the globe, particularly in the Eastern region known as the Horn of Africa, afflicted by a severe drought and facing one of the worst humanitarian hunger crises in years with over 12 million people impacted.

Action Against Hunger is using its Dubai base to capitalise on the emirate’s strategic location from which to serve a coordinated global effort in response to emergency situations elsewhere in the world. The non-profit, non-religious organisation has established an international network to deliver life-saving programmes in some 45 countries, specialising in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity.

MASkargo, the freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, was established in 1972 to handle the delivery of cargo around the world via Malaysia Airlines' global network of routes.

Tom Enders, Chairman of the Airbus Corporate Foundation and President and CEO of Airbus, said: “Thanks to MASkargo, the Airbus Corporate Foundation has been able to support Action Against Hunger, in another great example of how aviation can contribute to humanitarian relief and help people in need in a very tangible way. Since it commenced operations in December 2008, the Foundation has coordinated twenty relief flights.

Captain Raja Yazid Bin Raja Jallaludin of MASkargo said, “MASkargo is happy to be part of this joint relief effort. That we are using our second A330 freighter fresh from the handover is a bonus as the aircraft starts its service on a really good note! Over the years, MASkargo has been very active in relief efforts for catastrophes worldwide.

Erland Egiziano, Logistics Director Action Against Hunger - France, said: The food being delivered today by the Airbus Corporate Foundation is vital in restoring dignity, self-sufficiency and independence for vulnerable communities and saving the lives of children and their families in East Africa”.

Since its launch in December 2008, the Airbus Corporate Foundation has completed 20 relief flights to numerous destinations all over the globe.

Solo (Game For Two) by Jason Chen

From the moment you walk into my life,
everything felt so right.
From the moment I look into your eyes.
I knew I had to made you mine.

Boy, you had me hook on in love but 
it was all a game to you.
You drove a stick right though my heart
and let me bleed for your love

I tried everything to prove I love you
gave my all to make all of your dreams comes true
But I am the one blinded with your lies.
I know your heart was never mine.

Why am I the solo player 
in this game for two
Imma solo player
our love was never true
I wanna solo playing
In this game for two
I can't be the solo player
in love in this game for two.

I see the look at your smile
and it makes me feel everything will be alright.
Its like I am still in love with you 
or maybe I am just a fool

It doesn't matter how much I love you 
or how much I care
Even if you come crawling back 
Next time I wont be there.
Imma prepare to leave it all behind
oh no you would never mind
And even though it breaks my heart
I gotta let you go.


I really would dig deep into this song. I am loving it so much. Took me back to a past I had few years back.
But brava to Jason. You are one of a kind. I am loving your birthday gift very much! It is the best ever. Hugs~

Cow, Batman and ???

Two of my besties had just left back home after spending 18 hours with me just to cheer me up.
Both of you were great of letting me to take off everything in the mind. From heart to heart talk to jokes that doesn't make sense at all. I don't know how to describe this post. With both of you here, seems other things in life doesn't seems matters any more.

I love it so much when we come clean on our darkest secrets. And to my surprise, two single soul and one madly in love. We 3 missed the same thing that we had or to Batman, still having it.
3 crazily different souls, the thing that imprinted deeply in us was having someone you love next to you to hold at night. Kissing softly till we fall asleep. I thought I was the only one having this weird practices.

Honestly, it has been 21 months now since I held someone and kiss them goodnight till we both fallen asleep.
Even I moved on but that pure love that two person shared isn't something everyone appreciates and would see that as an act of love. 3 of us also agreed that kissing someone is sacred. Not like the holy grail or something. But it is something you know is for that special one. I mean occasionally I did give in and throw in a few kisses when I am in bed with someone. But that that honest kiss that showed you cared and love someone. Not many sees it this way. Kissing is like a doorway to the other person soul. I mean not everyone would see it that way.But I am just sharing what 3 of us feels the same. Most people will see this not a nessesary. I wonder where is that beauty of pure love that human shared. Even the slightest touch would even grant the most fulfilling sense of being safe and love.I know they still exist. And I never would give up.

Sometimes I would sit and wonder what brought 3 of us together. So I did burst out this question to them. Next thing I knew, one tight slap in full swing from Adam. He just says, we are 3 burning starts holding on on each others palm. It won't burn but will give warmth to the star from the cold seas of the world. And this keeps us going on every single step in life. Quietly, I just showed a small smile with tears of joy. That was the most beautiful thing said by a friend. I love you both so much.

I have given up something I held on to quite a few months. In the end, I knew that it wasn't right. Maybe when one day if we do share the same loving point of life. I will love you for who you have always been. But in a different way. It was just time for me to not torment myself any further. Like Cascada always say in her song. " I will find another You " All I need to do is hold on and love will eventually comes when it comes.

Beside, there is one more little soul that I wanna talk about. He is someone who really cares and has his own little ways to really care but shows the only dark side of him or to say his masculine side. (Like a father) Since now I have a cow, and batman.. I am thinking what would he be? I will think of a character for him. But 3 of them can't be put together. They will be the unstoppable force like 3 musketeers. They will be like so annoying together. But what my life would be without them. Even so, I still love them to the max. What would I do without you 3.

Before I end this post, specially to the Cow and Batman. Thankful that I have you both here with me. Sharing you love and all our past. And I wanna quote something batman says.

" Forgiveness doesn't change the past. It brightens our future "

Signing off with love and goodnight world.

Ricky

Monday, December 26, 2011

Your Light Will Be Safe and Sound

I remember tears streaming down your face,
When I said I'll never let you go.
When all those shadows almost killed your light,
I remember you said don't leave me here alone,
But all that's dead and gone and past tonight.
Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down.
You'll be all right,
No one can hurt you now.
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound.
Don't you dare look out your window,
Darlin' everything's on fire.
The war outside our door keeps raging on,
Hold on to this lullaby.
Even when the music's gone, gone...
Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down.
You'll be all right,
No one can hurt you now.
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound...
Just close your eyes,
You'll be all right.
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound...
Come Morning Light 


Dedicate this song to Marcus. Of all people we both are walking though the same path.
You are now on the other end and you have already dock towards land while I am still sailing in the waters.
I wanted to take this moment and share that this is when we cherish every moment in life, we will truely able to celebrate life. As of me saying this, I raise my cup for you. To Marcus Khoo.

And also specially to my dearest friend Daniel, It just jumps into my mind that the next toast is for you. 
I raise my cup for you too. Cheers my dear. Thank you for showing me so much courage you have and this keeps me going. Lurve you guys to the max.

Pain No. 3

This post is not an open post. Some readers that I don't wish for them to read will not able to see this.
I beg to those who are able to see this please do not simply share this. I thank you for this.

On Christmas day, I took American Airlines from Miami back to New York.
What happen was on arrival on JFK, on AA Boeing B757, my whole lungs collapse and I totally black out.
When I woke up, My lungs has being punctured with a tube. I will not elaborate how does it feels like but to those that know, below is the size of the tube.
Literally breathing for me is painful. In a side that wanted to be strong,  I need the balance. After my friend past away on Christmas eve, Marcus, I saw the sight that I was hiding  from. When Charles broke down in tears beside Marcus, I knew it was my time to take my journey alone. I have said my goodbye at last.
I know his pain was even more but I know this is the best for both.

Now lying here is as a reflection of what happened years ago.
All the machines and tubes all around, and when Kel hold me, she just turn to me and kissed my forehead and say,

You are doing the right thing. You still have me.

It is like a hollow in between my chest, I feel so empty. This feels so familiar. But I knew it is not right to hold on longer. It is time to just let it go. With all that had happening around. It shows that the destination is not the same any more. My hands should just set him free. I knew that this  will not ends will if I still held on. I need to be strong enough to just let go. Love is not a feeling of greed I wanted. It should be mutual. My choice for my life.


I have to stop here. I do not wanna end this year with tears like I did last year. It will be a strong hold with love. Like Kel says, I still have her. I will not cry anymore after this. The tears will stop.
For Aung Lang Syne.


The journey will continue. It always will.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Single and Free

As a free man now, I know I took the right path.
I came clean to my partner in the final hours.
I would be happier as a single man.
I am glad that we took it as adults.
We chosen the right path for each other.

I am happy just to see you happy.
All you have to remember is there are always people that still love you and accept you for you.
You do not need to hide especially to those that care for you.
You know I will always be here for you if you need.
Your journey will not end here. I am standing by your side all the time.

I am so proud of you being able to take everything one step at a time.
I will do so too. We will always be there for each other I know.
Marcus had brought us to the light.
We shall celebrate his life with our love together.
You will always be my friend.

This is for him. I wish to those who know,
we shall give everything we have for the ONE we will be waiting for.
Now both of us on Brooklyn Bridge, you head to brooklyn and I head to new york
We will discover and moving on from here.
Another new journey begins.


When Will It Ends

On Christmas day, then only thing that came into my mind was memories.
I drown into the deep mist and somehow I fell hard. And what I meant fell was literally fell down. And guess where I did fell from? On the stairs down from American Airlines B757. No one pushed me or I was clumsy or whatever. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed in Miami I guess. It is only 10.14am now on Christmas day and I am already check into the medical centre. Somehow I got so much to let out. But somehow I can't do it here any more. The reason why is still a mystery.

I am just going to keep it at the most surface of things. My heart was really heavy today. Somehow reflecting and reflections of my past, present and future has caught me. I felt lost and I was holding back suddenly. To be honest, pain was there for some time but I know I can handle it and I promise my bestie Cyril I will not stratch it and will take a step at a time. Nell, I know you will be reading this too. Please worry not. It is just something I was expecting to happen last few weeks that didn't. I am still capable of holding everything together and please do trust me. You will see me soon enough for your own eyes.

Emotional part is something which bothers me. Cyril, I am feeling that what you felt. Even more alone than ever. I really don't know where to go. Can I just fall on a shoulder and let me cry? I am so tired to hold on strong and stand strong. All I ask is just someone who knows how I am coping and I just wanted to be seen as a normal human but not superman or some villian who does magical spells. And talking about this, another part of a different memory flows into me. Lonesome Christmas. And what more can I be feeling? Marcus has left. I wanted to convince myself but how? Even scarier memories flows in.

Anyway, even where I am, I know since beginning it was a lonesome fight alone. I am having those PMS days I guess. I miss you very much. Maybe many be confuse at this point. But Nell, you know who I am talking about. Somehow I felt like I deserted myself. I know all of you wanted me to be positive and all, but let me indulge with all this pain for one night. Somehow this lessen my physical pain. Even make me easier to pass the time that having only physical.

Before I sign off for my rest, I got this beautiful picture I took in Miami. It reminds me so much of your warm smile and that cheerful warm eyes to affirm me that things gonna be ok. I remember the night you were lost and holding your heart. Somehow telling me everything will be alright. I know you are sick with my thank you and I am not gonna say anything. Of all people, you know how I feel now. I know all I can do is write it down here. As I know when you read this it will be all over and I will be well.

Signing of with love,

Eric Carter Hah


 

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Live to love and love to live. The motto that I held on my entire life. Just a regular guy who loves what I am passionate in life. A song writer and producer. Living life on the move. From Malaysia to The States, New Zealand to Singapore. With the companion of great people in life. In and out from the music industry. Taking everything one step at a time. 
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