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Paris

It's been a while since my last post on this blog and I felt kinda sad about it.  I still don't have much to post, although that doesn't mean that there isn't much going on in my life right now -- quite the contrary!

Anyway, the reason I'm blogging again (and hopefully it'll be more frequent) is because I heard Yael Naim's song, Paris. Actually, I've heard it for some time now but I didn't know the lyrics. A Google search today finally gave me something (from a web forum) that's understandable and readable (not just Hebrew characters).  So here it is, Yael Naim's Paris with lyrics:

Paris
by Yael Naim




Barachti lemakom acher kol kach maher hachi rachok sherak hitslachti veani bepariz
Haorot dolkim afor veananim ani smecha vetov li aval kol kach kar li bepariz
Mistovevet schor uschor besimtaot ksumot mechushafot bol’ot oti ani bepariz
Binyanim yafim atem zkenim veatsilim kol kach aval haim techamemu oti bepariz

Hmmm... Loin de ma maison à Paris

Finally!

I'm so happy with myself today. Why? Well, simply because after months of preparation I finally finished my first 10km running race!

It all started when my former team leader at work gave me a copy of Jogging International, a French-language magazine on running, early last year. It was a special edition on marathons, with various articles from training programs to diet and foot injuries. I don't know why exactly, but it spurred my interest in running. I actually had tried to run before that but holding that magazine in my hand made me more determined to really finish a marathon.

However, by summer (around June 2010) I realized that I was too heavy. A very slow run or even a brisk walk was enough to raise my heart rate to very high levels. So I started looking around for ways to lose weight.

An online friend introduced me to the P90X training program. This program was extremely difficult for me and it took me weeks to finally decide to commit to this program. I had to try some …

Finally, a new C++ standard!

Earlier today, the ISO Working Group on the C++ programming language has approved the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for C++. The final ISO approval is expected to be in August 2011. So we can definitely call it C++2011.

As a C++ application developer, this is good news for me. There'll be lots of new things to learn about the language and better ways to write C++ code.

Thanks to the C++ Standards Committee!

Juan Luis Guerra: Mi Bendición (Guitar Chords and Lyrics)

I discovered the Latin singer Juan Luis Guerra yesterday on Spotify and I fell in love with one of his songs "Mi Bendición". I couldn't find the guitar chords online so I decided to pick up my old guitar and write them down myself.  Here goes...




Mi Bendición Juan Luis Guerra
CM7--F-G
 C             Dm7        Em7      FM7 Dicen que las flores no dejaban de cantar    Dm7        G7sus4   G7 tu nombre, tu nombre cariño C            Dm7          Em7         FM7 Que las olas de los mares te hicieron un chal      Dm7      E7sus4  E7 de espuma, de nubes y lirios
Am        Am/G     Am/F# Y la luna no se convenció   D7                 D7sus4-D7 Y bajo a mirarte el corazón   C          Dm7           Em7       FM7 Y al mirarte dijo que no había visto un sol     Dm7       E7sus4    E7     FM7 radiante, mas bello que mi bendición
   G        Em7     C7sus4    C7      FM7 Tenerte, besarte, andar de la mano contigo      G       Em7     C7sus4      C7        FM7 Mi cielo, mirarte, decirte un te quiero al oído …