Montag, 27. Juni 2011

Meet me on Monday (8)

This meme is hosted by the lovely lady named Java @ Never growing old.

Here are the questions:

1. What is your favorite food?
2. What color scheme is your bedroom?
3. Do you carry a donor card?
4. In your opinion, is the glass half empty or half full?
5. Vanilla or Chocolate?

1. What is your favorite food?

I like almost any kind of fruit - and I like Pizza..

2. What color scheme is your bedroom?

My bedroom has white walls, blackframed furniture (and old fashioned metal framed bed, matching vanity and wall mirror and settee, black book shelves with white floral pattern, a darkish closet and a "Norma Desmond style
"-like cheval glass with black frame) and then there are lot of green plants and tropic flowers (some just fake - but lovely colorfull..) - and some Hawaiian-memorabilia - no I wasn't there.. I wish I was..

3. Do you carry a donor card?


4.In your opinion, is the glass half empty or half full?

It's either full or empty. There is no inbetween here.. But if you MUST MAKE ME CHOOSE: half full.

5. Vanilla or Chocolate?

Vanilla. I LOVE vanilla. Chocolate is okay - but I am not so much into it.. ;")

Montag, 13. Juni 2011

One Song - One World: Ue O Muite Aruko (Sukiyaki)

Today we will start our trip in Japan - and first of all:

Kind regards to each and everyone in Japan who was affected by the earthquake - and what followed afterwards.

The song I am presenting to you today was also used to cheer up the Japanese people this year - so let's have a quick look at all those famous (and very good looking if I may say so) Japanese people singing our song for today:

Ok. - You heard the song? Good. Let's start:

So, we're in Japan. And it's the early 60s - 1963 to be specific.

Most of you may know this song - it is really, really famous (but hey! - that's the cause why this series is called One Song - One World, isn't it?)

Here you can see Kyu Sakamoko singing the Japanese hit UE O MUITE ARUKO (上を向いて歩こう) (= I shall walk looking up) in a very stylish 60s music video :

For international use it became SUKIYAKI.

It's a love song - from a man's view - I don't think that it has anyhing to do with the food..

I especially love this line... - well, it goes something like:

"When I walk, I do it with holding my head up high - so it's harder for the tears to run down my face."

Well, let me put it this way: Awww.. - No kidding: I love that. Obviously not a happy love song.

Of course there is an English version:

While the English version's video is giving this song kind of a "he is going to slaughter her" meaning (well, it could be me..) - the German version's lyrics is more of a "memory of a holiday fling"-kind.

Though in this video here all is changed into a woman's view, there are several German versions sung by men and in man's view - but I thought it would be nice to have a lady here, too. - So, Yvonne Carré - if you please?:

And of course there is an Italian version sung by Claudio Villa - a bit more jazz in it, hm?

- and my favourite video - with actor Josef Zíma and his oh-so-cute smile and a "I-am-too-late-for-this-show-but-I-am-finally-here" - hairstyle.

It's in Czech - in case you wonder which language you're going to hear..

So - enough music?

Maybe you want to eat now - here is how to make Sukiyaki:

So, bye-bye!

or - as I am the hostess here - :


Samstag, 4. Juni 2011

Just love this song..

.. and I think it's quite sexy..

I prefer the Doris Day version

- but Tracey Ullman is also great.

Have a great start into the new week, folks!!