2015 London Fireworks – New Year’s Eve

London used 400 different types of firework to create 10,000 explosions. These were fired from the London Eye, three barges and 14 pontoons.

Many revellers braved the intermittent spells of rain ahead of the stunning midnight display featuring around 12,000 fireworks.

As many as 3,000 officers were stationed across the capital’s centre, as cities across the world heighten security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Date: 31 Dec 2015 – 1 Jan 2016

 

 

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Pachelbel’s Canon In D Major… Violin and Cello

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Two old school friends that share a similar vision and taste in music who partnered up in the beginning of 2017 to perform covers and originals in the style they love to perform.

Pachelbel’s Canon, like Pachelbel’s other works, although popular during his lifetime, soon went out of style, and remained in obscurity for centuries thereafter. A 1968 arrangement and recording of it by the Jean-François Paillard chamber orchestra became unexpectedly popular over the next decade, and in the 1970s the piece began to be recorded by many ensembles; by the early 1980s its presence as background music was deemed inescapable.[1] From the 1970s to the early 2000s, elements of the piece, especially its chord progression, were used in a variety of pop music songs. Since the 1980s, it has also been used frequently in weddings and funeral ceremonies in the Western world.

Date: 20 Feb 2017

U2 With or Without you in violin and cello

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Two old school friends that share a similar vision and taste in music who partnered up in the beginning of 2017 to perform covers and originals in the style they love to perform.

See the stone set in your eyes

See the thorn twist in your side

I’ll wait for you

Slight of hand and twist of fate

On a bed of nails she makes me wait

And I wait without you

With or without you

With or without you

Through the storm, we reach the shore

You gave it all but I want more

And I’m waiting for you

With or without you

With or without you

I can’t live with or without you

And you give yourself away

And you give yourself away

And you give, and you give

And you give yourself away

My hands are tied, my body bruised

She got me with nothing to win

And nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away

And you give yourself away

And you give, and you give

And you give yourself away

With or without you

With or without you

I can’t live

With or without you

With or without you

With or without you

I can’t live

With or without you

With or without you

Date: 20 Feb 2017

How to make Green tea ice-cream rolls… Cream’d ice cream in Sydney

Cream’d Ice Cream is based in Sydney serving Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. This concept is ice cream made on a cold plate with a combination of serving fresh and made-to-order ice cream with individual characteristics right in front of your eyes.

With ice cream made from its rawest form, cream liquid is poured on a cold plate that instantly freezes the base to roll into ice cream rolls, then topped with fresh fruits and sweets with the final touch of cream’d.

At Cream’d we strive to achieve in creating more & more flavours with each having a unique modern twist to it.

Roll it, Top it, Cream it!

Now they have a pop up store in Westfield Sydney CBD basement foodcourt.

2016 Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 大坑舞火龍

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In the 19th century, the people of Tai Hang began performing a dragon dance to stop a run of bad luck afflicting their village. More than a century later, their village has been all but swallowed up by Hong Kong’s fast-growing city. But the dragon keeps on dancing. It has even danced its way onto China’s third national list of intangible cultural heritage.

All this started a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival, sometime around 100 years ago. First a typhoon slammed into the fishing and farming community of Tai Hang. This was followed by a plague, and then when a python ate the villagers’ livestock, they said enough was enough. A soothsayer decreed the only way to stop the chaos was to stage a fire dance for three days and nights during the upcoming festival. The villagers made a huge dragon from straw and covered it with incense sticks, which they then lit. Accompanied by drummers and erupting firecrackers, they did what they were told and danced for three days and three nights – and the plague disappeared.

It takes nearly 300 performers and over 70,000 incense sticks to put on a three-day performance with a 67-metre dragon, which consists of 32 sections and whose head alone weighs 48kg. It is led by men holding up two ‘pearls’, or pomelos with numerous incense sticks inserted into them.

Tai Hang may no longer be a village, but its locals still recreate the fiery ancient ritual to this day with a whopping dragon that is not to be taken lightly! The commemorative performance wends its way in fire, smoke and festive fury through the backstreets of Tai Hang over three moon-fuelled days.

香港鬧市出現巨大火龍!這絕不是電影情節,而是中秋節期間、香港進行有逾百年歷史的傳統習俗。在香港度中秋,豈只嚐月餅賞綵燈這麼簡單?到銅鑼灣的大坑來吧!

中秋節來到大坑,您會發現在一片鑼鼓聲中,眾多村民舞動著火龍在街道上穿梭,平日寧靜的小巷因而變得火光閃爍。這個一連三天的舞火龍傳統,源於19世紀居民為求消除瘟疫而起,如今成了香港獨特的風俗,2011年更被列為第三批國家級非物質文化遺產。

Date: 15.09.2016

Chinese Lion Dance in Kung Fu Corner, Hong Kong

The Kung Fu Corner is set up every Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30 pm at the Sculpture Walk of the Park. Free demonstration of lion/dragon dance and different disciplines of martial arts will be staged and play-in sessions will be organised for visitors.

逢星期日下午2時30分至4時30分於九龍公園雕塑廊設立。免費節目包括各門派的傳統武術和瑞獸舞表演與同樂活動,讓市民可學習中國功夫及一嘗舞獅等傳統技藝的樂趣。