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    Thumbs up What Amazes Me!

    What are the things that amaze you?

    It can be quite a lot of things:
    - something as deceptive as a Hendrawan drop,
    - something as awe-inspiring as the Hagia Sofia,
    - something as quixotic as a Bush-ism,
    - something as magical as a child's laugh,
    - something as heart-stopping as a missed penalty,
    - something as colourful as a chehsi or Cheung pic,
    - something as extraordinary as Taufik Hidayat's backhand smash,
    - something as nostalgic as a wooden racquet,
    - something as optimistic as a koo_fan post,
    - something as nasty as a pretend foul,
    - something as brazen as a biased line-judge,
    - something as irrelevant as this new thread

    - or even something as moving as a Celtic Woman song

    So, what amazes you?

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    Such a understanding mode like oldhand
    Amazed me.

    In other forum,the modes are quite harsh when doing their job.
    I've said this so many times.But u are the best oldhand

    n yes.the celtic woman is quite ok.Boleh la..
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    Do newborn babies count?

    I've seen many of them - the telly, friends' children, nephews and nieces etc. They're still quite amazing - where and how did they come to be? Ok, I know the answer to that question (don't we all? ) but the thing is 'life', the creation of life, in that little bundle of flesh.

    I still go, "That thing (as an expression) is alive. It's got a body like mine although presently smaller and wrinkly , blinking eyes like mine, yawns like me, smiles and reacts to things, like me. Inside that little body is a life!".

    And no, this is not my inner fatherhood surfacing - I'm not ready!

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    Haha.Wilfred..?

    Im with my cat in her first day in this world.Accompanied her mum during the birth.
    N now,i got to see her give birth her son.Such a nice feeling.isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfredlgf View Post
    Do newborn babies count?

    I've seen many of them - the telly, friends' children, nephews and nieces etc. They're still quite amazing - where and how did they come to be? Ok, I know the answer to that question (don't we all? ) but the thing is 'life', the creation of life, in that little bundle of flesh.

    I still go, "That thing (as an expression) is alive. It's got a body like mine although presently smaller and wrinkly , blinking eyes like mine, yawns like me, smiles and reacts to things, like me. Inside that little body is a life!".

    And no, this is not my inner fatherhood surfacing - I'm not ready!
    In my job, from time to time, I get to help mom's deliver babes. And you are absolutely right, they are just the neatest, most ridiculous things.
    Don't worry about being prepared for fatherhood. Apart from choosing the right partner, there is no better preparation than what you just described yourself having...wonder and love.

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    Exclamation I'm Amazed Again!

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    what amazes me is how our sport has developed so much! the speed, the power, the deceptions! and yet, not that great of improvement in tv coverage over here >_>...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    - or even something as moving as a Celtic Woman song

    So, what amazes you?
    Celtic Woman are the best!

    Here's my CW PlayList:
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...B264D99882ED95

    Their rendition of "Somewhere over the rainbow" is the best.

    Hayley Westenra:
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...CD9CF3D7017BD9


    Heck, just some good and entertaining stuff all around:
    http://www.youtube.com/profile_play_list?user=s4madman

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    OK, just some random amazing songs and the performers:

    Kristin Chenoweth singing "Girl in 14G":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBJn4...CFB7C&index=53

    Beatbox of "Coming in the air tonight":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUX9f...CFB7C&index=45

    Jimmy Harnen, "Where are you now?". I love this long forgotten song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jpt9...CFB7C&index=44

    Lea Salonga, "Can you read my mind" (Live). Lea has one of the sweetest voices ever and it's perfect in this song. I've heard quite a few say, you cannot truly appreciate Lea's voice until you hear her sing live, that it's awe-inspiring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAxaK...CFB7C&index=36

    American the beautiful by none other than Ray Charles. Nobody did this song better:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Wt4...CFB7C&index=20

    "True" by Spandau Ballet. An 80s classic, certain to be an all-time classic (if not already). So many songs but this is my favorite. Why? I don't know, it just is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYb83...CFB7C&index=15

    Bianca Ryan, the first time singing on America's Got Talent, "And I'm telling you I'm not going." When I saw Bianca come out, I was like, "Oh boy...next." Then when she started to belt out those notes, I cried. I could not believe an 11-year old could sing like that:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozDh4...CFB7C&index=11

    Connie Talbot, amazing 6 year old, "Somewhere over the rainbow":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWNoi...eature=related

    "Do they know it's Christmas time":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnT...CFB7C&index=10

    "We are the world":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmxT2...1CFB7C&index=9

    Make Your Mamma Proud (MYMP) a Filipino Group singing "Especially For You":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf2kC...1CFB7C&index=8

    Yvonne Caterfeld, "Volare". Great voice and easy on eyes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL1NN...1CFB7C&index=4

    A little Les Mis, "Do you hear the people sing?" 17 Valjeans!. One of the greatest songs of our time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQpQgYHc4w

    Lara Fabian, "Adagio". Lara's another one of the best of our time. If you don't know the song, it's "starts" at: 3:32 :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owBtE_YlqSA

    Another Lara, "Caruso". She's just too good:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hg3D...477EEA&index=1

    If "True" is my favorite song, then "Biggest part of me" by Ambrosia is a close second. I just love David Pack's voice, so unique, so cool. Even Kurt Vonnegut wrote to Ambrosia saying, "I envy you guys":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QIWt...B05D07&index=0

    Russell Watson, my favorite rendition of "Volare", so playful, yet suave:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwnSj...CC7A29&index=0

    Russell Watson, my favorite rendition of "Nella Fantasia". While not be the best, he's got this "class" I can't quite describe. Almost James Bondish. Maybe it's the arrangement, love the full orchestra and choir ensemble accent perfectly:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaHa_...CC7A29&index=1

    "I'll be over you" by Toto has to be another one of my top songs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u1u3...36DCC0&index=0

    Lastly, some Wang Lee Hom, just good romantic music:
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...03204B2BA56A68

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    A panda that isn't tone-deaf amazes me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    A panda that isn't tone-deaf amazes me

    "Huh?!"

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    Thanks for those songs! I'll check them out. One song which is timeless from my point of view is the song "Sweet Love" by Anita Baker.

    Newborn babies! Amazingly emotional experience. I've been involved in so many (not my own) and it's still good.

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    haha, I've just been watching Spandau Ballet songs on youtube. Surely brings back those New Romantics memories! I got to say "Through the Barricades" is a real classic. Back in those days, vinyl records came in 7inch and 12 inch versions of the single. The 12 inch version of "Through the Barricades" has an extended intro section with the guitar which was marvelous. I haven't heard that particular version for more than 20 years now. Does anybody know how/where I could hear it again?

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    Oh wow, Wouldn't it be good to go back to the 80's I think the lyrics of this song are still apt today.
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    What amazes me is how much free time people have.
    Enough to do things like this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71200734505806

    ...and enough time to watch it.

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    Default Amazingly Pathetic!

    What amazes me is that, even after a decade on the professional circuit, Kenneth Jonassen still hasn't learned how to serve

    (For awfully clear lessons on how NOT to serve, watch Jonassen's match against Andrew Smith in the 2008 European Team Championship.)

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    Move aside, William Hung
    "Ken Lee" is here

    For the real thing, click here
    For Ken Lee v1.0, click here
    For Ken Lee v1.1, click here

    Of course, this amazes me!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKM0L...eature=related#

    Can someone tell about Wang HongWei's background/bio in English ? Thanks!

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