Baroque Era (1600-1700) – birth of the orchestra. Sounds of Baroque music remain iconic, poetic, ornate, emotive, enchanting.
Defining attributes – origin of harpsichord, viola, emergence of modern harmony. Genius composers like Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi.
Religious music had an elaborate focus. Composers like Purcell, Handel, Bach made brilliant, beautiful church music. Towering sacred Baroque canon – Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah.
The Last Dance – American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films, Netflix. Series revolves around the career of legendary, charismatic NBA star Michael Jordan with laser focus on his last season with Chicago Bulls.
Series features exclusive footage from an all-access pass to the Bulls, intimate interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson.
The Last Dance – Netflix
An awesome experience, great for NBA & sports lovers. Watched it all in one go…
Pristine, peaceful walk in Singapore’s Orchid Gardens. Sometimes, forget we’re products of the natural world. As kids we’re perfectly attuned to nature. Jumping into muddy puddles, climbing mossy trees, diving into freshwater ponds. As years pass by, discover sights, sounds of the synthetic world. Momentarily dazzles but delightful memories of dirt, dust, naturalness remain.
Orchid / Botanic Gardens
A belief re-enforced each time we’re rejuvenated by crisp air, warm sunlight, cool rain, gorgeous flowers. Awed by the magnificence, majesty, mystery of nature’s beauty. Re-discovering our natural world is incredibly inspiring. Simple wonders, wellness, whole-heartedness. Nature’s rhythm tells plants when to move outwards, when to go inwards. In touch with our rhythms, we connect with our own energy flows. Soaking in the exuberant, ethereal essence of our natural world.
Starting our day with a good night’s sleep feels good. Best essential oils for sleep.
– 10 Drops of Roman Chamomile
– 5 Drops Clary Sage
– 5 Drops Bergamot
Swirl 5-10 drops around:
- Sweet Marjoram
- Roman Chamomile
Inhale 5 drops of Vanilla, Clary Sage. Jasmine, Rose Potpourri in the house promotes restful sleep. Add Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang to home diffusers 1 hour before bed, inhale rich aromas. Massage 10 drops of Geranium, Sandalwood on neck, shoulders, feet.
Email: Cousin’s birthday. Loves portraits, sketches, art. (S. Korea)
Email: Sister’s birthday. Loves art, environment friendly stuff. (Pakistan)
Coronavirus pandemic could kill more through hunger than the disease itself warns Oxfam. People in middle-income countries who were on the ‘bread-line’ are tipped over the edge. World Food Program estimates people experiencing crisis-level hunger will rise to 270 million in 2020, an 82% increase since 2019.
Bleak scenario is outlined in Hunger Virus – Oxfam Report. Equates to almost 12,000 people dying per day. Hunger hotspots – Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Brazil, India where the situation is most severe. An estimated 122 million more people could be pushed to the brink of starvation due to declining aid, mass unemployment, disruption to food production & supplies.
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