On his way to becoming the youngest Malaysian pilot to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft, the charming and well-spoken James Anthony Tan arrived in Vancouver on April 11, day 15 of his journey, to share his story with the west coast of Canada.
Posts Tagged ‘Malaysia’
The word ‘red’ mainly refers to one of the three primary colours that can be combined to make a whole lot of other colours. Other than it being a bold colour, there is a whole long list of other things that are also associated to the word ‘red’. For example, the colour red is normally associated to feelings of confidence, aggression and dominance. It is also a symbol of passion and anger as well as a symbol of courage and sacrifice. For the Chinese culture, the colour red harbours positive energy and is often made as the main colour in joyous occasions like weddings and Chinese New Year.
It is that time of the month again where chamber music lovers can head on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and enjoy great performances by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players. For the month of January 2012, the orchestra will be performing four pieces from renowned musicians.
One of the many interesting things about some of the old churches in Malaysia, other than its remarkable architecture, is the organ that sits behind the altar. This keyboard instrument is played with its own keyboard and is operated either with the hands or with the feet. Though the instrument may look similar to those who are not musically inclined, there is actually three different types of organs – pipe organs, electronic organs and mechanical organs. Pipe organs uses the wind that is moving through the pipes to produce the sounds. An electronic organ generates electronically produced sounds through one or more loudspeakers whereas mechanical organs are controlled by mechanically by things like pinned barrels or book music.
Musical scores for a cartoon show are as unique as the cartoon characters themselves. All it takes is just the opening line to for people to know which cartoon it is from. The same can be said for Doraemon, a famous Japanese anime about a futuristic cat with no ears and a penchant for dorayaki, a bun that is filled with sweet bean paste. Its upbeat and cheery opening verse will certainly bring back many memories for those who grew up watching Doraemon on television.
The subject of art is a really interesting topic. Everything about it is open for debate… from the hidden meanings behind each of the artist’s paintings to the most appropriate sum to pay for a work of art. Even the interpretation of the finished masterpiece is open for discussion, as different people can have different opinions and feelings about the same piece.