Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Madame Butterfly

This aria from Puccini's Madama Butterfly really made me sad. I haven't seen the whole opera but I know that Cio Cio San here will die. The aria has a message of hope and my favorite Prima Donna Maria Callas really put a lot of emotion in it.

the english translation of the Italian aria

Un Bel Di Vedremo / One good day, we will see

One good day, we will see
Arising a strand of smoke
Over the far horizon on the sea
And then the ship appears
And then the ship is white
It enters into the port, it rumbles its salute
Do you see it? He is coming!
I don't go down to meet him, not I.
I stay upon the edge of the hill
And I wait a long time
but I do not grow weary of the long wait
And leaving from the crowded city,
A man, a little speck
Climbing the hill.
Who is it? Who is it?
as he arrives
What will he say? What will he say?
He will call Butterfly from the distance
I without answering
Stay hidden
A little to tease him,
A little as to not die.
At the first meeting,
And then a little troubled
He will call, he will call
"Little one, dear wife
Blossom of orange"
The names he called me at his last coming.
All this will happen,
I promise you this
Hold back your fears -
I with secure faith wait for him.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Original Prima Donna

First and foremost, "Prima Donna" is an Italian word for "First Lady", it's just that many Operatic Sopranos from the older days made the word synonymous to women who are temperamental, stubborn, vain, conceited et cetera. As I was blog hopping to the bag hag diaries, I found this picture of a birthday gift that was given by the oh so fabulous Imelda Marcos.

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Mrs. Marcos is such a diva. Now I have an idea on what I should give as presents to friends hahaha. I'll have my most fabulous picture printed, framed and signed and give it to a friend who's having a birthday. Well I did that back in college hahaha, but not as a birthday gift. I gave pictures of me in my most glamorous state and wrote a dedication on it as a parting gift to some of my college cliques hahaha!

Monday, August 6, 2007


Now I am so in love with rico maierhofer hahaha!

he's the one dancing on the left side. WTF!?