“I’m Alive” 我活着 – by Celine Dion

This is one of the most uplifting songs by Celine Dion. Whenever I listen to it, it makes me feel high, even when I’m encountering something not very inspiring it immediately brings me back to the original spring of happiness. This song was recorded in 2002, also featured in the movie Stuart Little 2 and immediately hit tops world wide. Here is the lyrics:

“I’m Alive”
Mmmmm … Mmmmm …
I get wings to fly
Oh, oh … I’m alive … Yeah

When you call on me
When I hear you breathe
I get wings to fly
I feel that I’m alive

When you look at me
I can touch the sky
I know that I’m alive

When you bless the day
I just drift away
All my worries die
I’m glad that I’m alive

You’ve set my heart on fire
Filled me with love
Made me a woman on clouds above

I couldn’t get much higher
My spirit takes flight
‘Cause I am alive

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When I hear you breathe
(When I hear you breathe)
I get wings to fly
I feel that I’m alive
(I am alive)

When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
Raising spirits high
God knows that…

That I’ll be the one
Standing by through good and through trying times
And it’s only begun
I can’t wait for the rest of my life

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
I get wings to fly
I feel that…

When you bless the day
(When you bless, you bless the day)
I just drift away
(I just drift away)
All my worries die
I know that I’m alive

I get wings to fly
God knows that I’m alive

Chinese translation

当你召唤我 (的名字),



我生翅高飞, 神知晓我活着

You can use this song as an affirmation, whenever you feel low try listen to it, it will help feel better and good. A good song can be applied in a lot of different situations. What do you interpret ‘you’ in the lyrics?
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The Most Sophisticated Lioness – the best mother, lioness and leader

Who still say that animals have no emotions, no pain after watching this legendary tribute to the most magnificent creatures that we’re so lucky to planetmate with?

Happiness, Loneliness, Sorrow, Grief, Courage, Trust, Determination and Transformation… all those human beings have she possesses. I bow to you, Madhita, the Spirit-embodied Lioness!

Just watch, everything in her eyes, on her face – the sorrow in the eyes when she was leaving behind her back-broken cub; the guilt on her face when she headed back towards her hungry cubs with empty mouth after her kill was grabbed away by hyenas, the reunion joy between her and her last survival cub…

here is the part2 link if you want to watch it on a bigger screen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHkD8gmnG3Y

helpless sadness reunion -mother and cub

This is the best Documentary about Lions. In the last 50 years wild lions in Africa steep down from about 450,000 to today’s 20,000 hitting extinction by losing land from human population, trophy hunting etc…

Any living beings have the right to thrive on this planet, every species contribute to the balance of healthy earth life, if human beings want to survive in a long run, we must understand and respect all lives, and treat all lives as equal.

Let’s hope and help that these are the last lions that have to struggle to survive on this planet, let us do our bit to help them revive by participating in any ways we can, be it donating to wildlife projects, adoption, going to eco-safaris etc…!


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为你 For You – By Chen Ming

In The feature of This Week’s Chinese song, I would introduce more old and popular songs in Chinese speaking world since they can give you a glimpse of the life change in China in the past 50 something years. Another reason for more old songs is that many of the old songs are frequently modified and re-presented on stage with various music styles by new singers, which are quite creative and interesting. Today’s song is a popular one in the nineties by Chen Ming.

In China of the Nineties of last century, it was still new for people to seek bravely for personal happiness and freedom of life. For instance, it was common that people would give up any ideas to break up if they don’t have a happy marriage just because of the unapproving attitude placed by the society. There were a lot of old beliefs that limits people from seeking happiness. Every words in the lines express strongly the will of ignoring all worldly bias and really uplifting. Together with the rapid rhythm of Latin style-music, this song brought people a fresh mind and new relief from their burdens of life. Here are the Lyrics

为你 演唱:陈明 作词 作曲:浮克


城市中 流行一種痛
那是愛神之箭 偏了它的方向

一路為你擦亮 滿天星光

English Translation
Surfing the waves of noises in cities,
Breaking down the cold wall of your heart,
I hope we can be free like winds;

Defying all blab chats,
Facing the hindrance of the world,
I’d heal your wounds with my warm heart.

There is a popular pain in the cities,
Cause Cupid’s arrow shoots the wrong targets .

All the way I bring you the warm sun in winter,
To remove the sorrow from your heart;
All the way I shine for you in darkness of the sky
If you lose your way.
Let love guide you.
Chen Ming was one of the strength singers in the ninetieth pop stage in China that I liked. She used to have the name of “Southern Queen” paired with the “Northern Queen” Na Ying, and several of her original Albums hit tops, but for some reasons her reign was not long and she became quiet for many years. I believe she was a talented singer and creative song writer from her songs although I would not place my thumb on what the lyric says ‘there is a popular pain in the cities cause Cupid’s arrow shoots the wrong targets’. We know God of Love won’t make mistakes -his arrow always picks the 2 right targets; only nothing in the world is forever because nothing is static, everything is always in constant change. The world always causes confusions, but this is the beauty of the world – without these confusions, it would not create so many talented artists who give back to the world so much beautiful, enchanting and heart-touching works for us to appreciate.

In the last 2 years Chen Ming came back to stage. You can also check this song – Tonight’s Loneliness Made Me So Beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ4_Jb-KRyk which is a complete different style.
How do you like this song, you can comment below.
Posted by Helen   Copyright@www.learnwithuniversalmind.com

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