Shawshank Redemption

It’s on cable TV again and I simply couldn’t help but watched it, one more time. I am not sure why it’s rated 5-stars, but no doubt it is a very good movie and every time I watch it, I find / learn new things. For example, there is a very moving scene in the movie about Andy (Tim Robbins) locked himself in a room and broadcast a very beautiful song to all the prisoners. And here is it … another find from Youtube – a Mozart masterpiece by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa & Ileana Cotrubas.

“Sull’aria” from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”

Oh, for those who has not seen this movie – the original scene from Youtube as well …

Cities my friend has visited

I admitted that I am not a fan of Facebook, but still I can learn something new from it once in a while. For example, there is one application in Facebook called “Cities I’ve visited” – you can tell (read … impress) your friends how many cities you’ve visited thru a Google Map interface. I suppose the more cities you pin down on the map, it means the more time (0r money) you have.

And here is a screen shot of one of my friend’s map – guess what … 826 cities in 92 countries … amazing !!

Peter’s map