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Fight Song – I've still got a lot of fight left in me


李佩玲《Fight Song》|《中国新歌声》
Lee Pei Ling 《Fight Song》|《Sing! China》

Fight Song | 战斗之歌

Like a small boat on the ocean
Sending big waves into motion
Like how a single word can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion
And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care
If nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep say I’m in too deep
And it’s been two years I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
I still believe yeah I still believe
And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care
If nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
A lot of fight left in me
Like a small boat on the ocean
Sending big waves into motion
Like how a single word can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
No I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

战斗之歌 | Fight Song

像是辽阔汪洋的一叶扁舟
也能掀起惊涛骇浪
只言片语就能打开心扉
或许我只有一支火柴
却能爆发一阵绚烂光芒
我曾未说出口的所有
仍深藏于我的脑海
今晚我会大声呐喊
这一次你是否听到我的声音
这是我的战斗之歌
重燃生命斗志之曲
证明我顽强不屈之歌
我的能量已被点燃
此刻开始征程我会顽强不屈
我会唱响我的战斗之歌
我并不在乎
是否有人会相信我
因为还有太多征程等我去挑战
失去战友我仍不舍追梦
所有人都担心我
说我陷得太深
已经有两年了我想念我的家
但我心中的火仍在燃烧
我仍坚信
我曾未说出口的所有
仍深藏于我的脑海
今晚我会大声呐喊
这一次你是否听到我的声音
这是我的战斗之歌
重燃生命斗志之曲
证明我顽强不屈之歌
我的能量已被点燃
此刻开始征程我会顽强不屈
我会唱响我的战斗之歌
我并不在乎
是否有人会相信我
因为还有太多征程等我去挑战
许多征程等我去挑战
像是辽阔汪洋的一叶扁舟
也能掀起惊涛骇浪
只言片语就能打开心扉
或许我只有一支火柴
却能爆发一阵绚烂光芒
这是我的战斗之歌
重燃生命斗志之曲
证明我顽强不屈之歌
我的能量已被点燃
此刻开始征程我会顽强不屈
我会唱响我的战斗之歌
我并不在乎
是否有人会相信我
因为还有太多征程等我去挑战
生命还有太多征程等着我去挑战
Watch the Original version:
Rachel Platten – Fight Song (Official Video)

Lord of the Rings – What are we holding to?

Transcript:
Frodo Baggins: I can’t do this Sam.

Samwise Gamgee: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.

Frodo Baggins: What are we holding on to, Sam?

Samwise Gamgee: That there’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Transcript:
Samwise Gamgee: Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?

Frodo Baggins: No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!

Samwise Gamgee: Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you! COME ON!

Tangkuban Perahu Bandung Upturned Boat Volcano Mountain
Tangkuban Perahu a.k.a Upturned Boat – Volcano Mountain in Bandung

PS: I thought of posting Lord of the Ring (LOTR) scenes when I witnessed the beauty of Tangkuban Perahu during my recent trip to Bandung. The idea of visiting the crater reminds me of the hobbits on their quest to Mount Doom in LOTR.

Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater
Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater

The entrance fee to visit Tangkuban Perahu is slightly expensive for foreigners (300K Rupiah on Weekend/Public Holidays, 200k Rupiah on Weekday – accurate as of Sep 2016)

tangkuban-perahu-mountain-hideout
Hiking to Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Hideout
tangkuban-perahu-mountain-man-accommodation
Mountain Man Humble Accommodation

If you are adventurous and don’t mind the hike up the mountain, there is a mountain man living on-top of Tangkuban Perahu! It is an awesome experience at Tangkuban Perah that you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Bandung.

tangkuban-perahu-mountain-dark-cave
Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Hideout Tunnel

Interesting facts:
– The volcano erupted as recently as 5th October 2013.
– Tangkuban Perahu is also known as Upturned Boat. The name derives from a local legend on its creation.

Reference:
LOTR quotes – What are we holding on to?
LOTR quotes – I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!
Wikipedia – Tangkuban Perahu

Facing the Giants – Death Crawl Motivation Speech


Video Transcript:
Random Dude 1: Man, that’s not even funny, dude. Oh Yeah.

Random Dude 2: So, Coach, how strong is Westview this year?

Brock: A lot stronger than we are.

Coach: You already written Friday night down as a loss, Brock?

Brock: Well, not if I know we could beat them.

Coach: Come here, Brock. You too, Jeremy.

Brock: What? Am I in trouble now?

Coach: Not yet. I wanna see you do the death crawl again except I wanna see your absolute best.

Brock: What? You want me to go to the 30?

Coach: I think you can go to 50.

Brock: The 50? I can go to 50 if nobody’s on my back.

Coach: I think you can do it with Jeremy on your back, but even if you can’t I want you to promise me that you’re gonna do your best.

Brock: All right.

Coach: Your best.

Brock: OK.

Coach: You’re gonna give me your best?

Brock: I’m gonna give you my best.

Coach: All right, one more thing. I want you to do it blindfolded.

Brock: Why?

Coach: I don’t want you giving up at a certain point when you can go further. Get down. Jeremy, get on his back. Now, get a good tight hold, Jeremy. All right. Let’s go Brock. Keep your knees off the ground. Use your hands and feet. There you go. A little bit left. A little bit left. There you go. Show me good effort. Ataway, Brock. You keep coming. There you go.

Coach: It’s a good start. Little bit left. Little bit left. There you go, Brock. Good strength. That’s it, Brock. That’s it.

Brock: Am I at the 20 yet?

Coach: Forget the 20. You give me your best. You keep going. That’s it. Don’t stop Brock. You got more in you than that.

Brock: I ain’t done. Just resting a second.

Coach: You gotta keep moving. Let’s keep moving. Let’s go. Don’t quit till you got nothing left. There you go. Keep moving. Keep moving. Keep moving Brock. That’s it. You keep driving. Keep your knees off the ground. Keep driving it. Your very best. Your very best. YOUR VERY BEST. Keep moving, Brock. That’s it. That’s it. That’s it. Keep going. Don’t quit on me. Keep going. Keep driving it. Keep your knees off the ground. That’s it. Your very best. Don’t quit on me. Your very best. Keep driving. Keep driving. There you go. There you go. That’s it. You keep driving. Keep your knees off the ground. Keep driving it. Don’t quit till you got nothing left. Keep moving, Brock. That’s it. That’s it. That’s it. Keep going. I want everything you got. Come on, keep going.

Brock: It hurts.

Coach: Don’t quit on me. Your very best. Keep driving. Keep driving. There you go. There you go.

Brock: He’s heavy.

Coach: I know.

Brock: I’m about out of strength.

Coach: Then you negotiate with your mind to find more strength, but don’t you give up on me, Brock. You keep going, you hear me? You keep going. You’re doing good. You keep going. Do not quit on me. You keep going.

Brock: It hurts.

Coach: I know it hurts. You keep going. It’s not hard from here. 30 more steps. You keep going, Brock. Come on. Keep going.

Brock: It burns.

Coach: Then let it burn.

Brock: My arms are burning.

Coach: It’s all heart. You keep going, Brock. Come on. Come on. Keep going. You promised me your best. Your best. Don’t stop. Keep going.

Brock: It’s too hard.

Coach: It’s not too hard. You keep going. Come on, Brock.Give me more. Give me more. Keep going. 20 more steps. 20 MORE. Keep going, Brock. Give me your best. Don’t quit. No. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Brock Kelley, you don’t quit. Keep going. Keep going. Go, Brock Kelley. You don’t quit on me. No, you keep going. You keep going. Go, Brock. 10 more steps. 10 more. 10 more. 10 more. Keep going. Don’t quit. Give me your heart.

Brock: I can’t do it.

Coach: You can. You can. Five more. Five more. Come on, Brock. Come on. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Come on Brock. Two more. One more.

Brock : That’s gotta be 50. That’s gotta be 50. I don’t have any more.

Coach: Look up, Brock. You’re in the end zone. Brock, you are the most influential player on this team. If you walk around defeated, so will they. Now tell me you can’t give me more than what I’ve been seeing. You just carried a 140-pound man across this whole field on your arms. Brock, I need you. God’s gifted you with the ability of leadership. Don’t waste it.

Jeremy: Coach.

Coach: Can I count on you?

Brock: Yes.

Jeremy: Coach.

Coach: What is it, Jeremy?

Jeremy: I weigh 160.

Random Coach: All right. Who’s next?

VISION – Motivational Video


Video Transcript:
Mayday, mayday, mayday! Bravo 160 heavy. Emergency descent!
We have as humans
We have something that no animal has
And what is called is, imagination
And what imagination allows you to do
it allows you to see it
Before it actually happened
What I mean by that is
I need you to go 10 years into the future
20 years into the future
And I need you to see yourself
Actually becoming the person you want to be
You gotta live in the forward
Block the whole world out
Put some music on
Some classical music
Right, the piano music
I don’t know what you need to listen to
But I want you to take 30 minutes
Go in the closet, go in the basement
Go to the library, go into a room alone.
And I want you to take 30 minutes
And I want you to imagine
I want you to take 30 minutes
And I want you live in the forward
See the problem is
I’m talking to some of you guys
The problem that you’re having is
You’re living in the future and you’re living in the present
And you keep talking about the mistakes
And you keep talking about the past
And you keep talking about your trials
And you keep talking about your situation
And I want you to know
That everybody that has ever been great
Everybody has had a obstacle to overcome
They had a barrier that they had to climb
There is no individual who’s ever reached success
And he didn’t have to go through
A obstacle or a barrier to get there
I need you to live in the future
I need you to go in your future every single day
I need you to go in your future
I need you to see what you’re going to be
Listen to me
What you are to be, you are now becoming
So you gotta use your imagination
And your imagination has to take you beyond the pain
Your imagination has to take you beyond the trouble
Your imagination has to take you to the next level
We have to see ourselves there long before it happens
The second rule is
We’ve gotta embrace faith
I had to have faith and believe that the thing that I see
10 years from now
20 years from now
That one day that thing is gonna be successful
When I was homeless at 16
I could have quit
When I was homeless
I could have given up
There were many a day that I thought about
Commiting suicide
But I said to myself
“E just keep imagining, keep thinking, keep seeing”
Keep seeing what you’re not now
But what you’re going to be
Sometimes it’s gonna be hard
Sometimes you gonna look all around you
And nowhere do you see success
Nowhere do you see anything that
Remotely looks like success
But you gotta embrace
Number 2: You gotta embrace the faith
You gotta believe that
Although it’s not happening right now
If you keep pressing
If you keep pushing, guess what?
One day is gonna be your day
That’s right
I need you to say that with me
One day is gonna be your day
Embrace the faith
You gotta be able to see it and believe it
When there is no evidence around you
When there is no evidence around you
When you got pain in your life, when you are tired
When you feel like giving up
And you feel like quitting
When you look around you
And you don’t see anything that looks anything like success
You gotta embrace the faith
And believe that one day is gonna be my day
But one day can’t be your day if you give up
If you quit
If you quit, no day will ever be your day
I want you to fail forward
That’s right. I said it. Fail forward.
I want you to get to a place in your life
That every mistake you make
Every setback you get
Right, every obstacle that you don’t overcome
Every barrier you can’t climb
I don’t want you to give up
But I want you to fail forward
You gotta learn from your mistakes
That every mistake you make
You failed that class? Get back up and try again!
You lose a job? Get back up and try again!
You put all your money in an investment?
Get back and try again!
If you start a business and it don’t work
Don’t stop, don’t quit!
Fail forward
Learn from each and every one of your mistakes
Don’t quit. Don’t give up
Listen to me. Don’t quit. Don’t give up.
If it gets hard, you tie a knot around yourself
You double tie it if you have to, but you hold on
But I want you to know, you’ll never reach your goal
You’ll never reach your dreams
If you don’t use your imagination
So when you failed that class
Don’t drop it
When you failed that class don’t just stop going
You’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
Because I want you to know something
When you start that class over the next semester
You won’t be starting from scratch
You won’t be starting from the bottom
Because you were all the way up here when you quit
And now all you gotta do is go a little further
And a little further
So keep reaching
Keep climbing
But it started with a vision
Fear
Is not real
The only place that fear can exist
Is in our thoughts of the future
It is a product of our imagination
Causing us to fear things
That do not, at present and may not ever, exist
Fear is a choice
Only those who risk going too far
Can possibly find out how far one can go
I want your dream be so clear
That when you wake up in the morning
All you gotta do is step in your dream
And the first step for me
Was seeing something I was not before I was
You can do it
Where you are is temporary
You will not be there for rest of your life
I don’t care what happens in your life
I don’t care what it looks like
I don’t care where you are
Every single day you wake up
If you’re gonna have energy
If you’re gonna have passion
If you’re gonna have drive
Every day you wake up
You gotta start with that vision
This is the mentally like
You gotta live this
You gotta eat this
Every single thing you do
It’s not a cute saying
It is a way of life
It’s got to possess everything you do
It’s got to own you
There’s no reason to have a plan B
Because it distracts from plan A
I want to see how far I can go
I want to see what I can accomplish
I want to see what I can do
What I can be
What I can have. I want to see.
I don’t want to see what I think I can do
I don’t want to see what I think is possible
I wanna see what my life will look like
If I don’t count the cost
And I was willing to go further
Than anybody was willing to
One problem
The violin
Because to do what you do
You have got to be a world class violinist
Because if you don’t
When you’re moving around
Being thrown around and still trying to play
You end up doing what you did
That is missing loads of notes
And there were times when it sounded to me
Like a bunch of rats being strangled.
Seriously, that bad.
But you’re not good enough, I don’t think
To get away with flying through the air
And trying to play the violin at the same time
I don’t think what you’re doing right now
Is enough to fill a theater in Vegas
That much movement made you not as great as you were
Made you not as great as you were
Anytime there’s a change to be made
You have to realize that
There is somewhere else you wanna be
And I want to basically be happy
You can’t do anything without faith
it’s impossible to accomplish anything without faith
So i need you to believe
There is still time
As long there is a breath in your nostrils
As long as you can wake up in the morning
The first step
Before anybody else in the world believes it
Is you have to believe it
So I need you to believe
Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling
you got to go through to get where you wanna get
Who’s got the right to stop you?
I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished
Something you really want to do
Something you never said to someone, something…
And you’re told no, even after you paid your dues?
Who’s got the right to tell you that, who?
Nobody
It’s your right to listen to your gut
It ain’t nobody’s right to say no
After you earned the right to be where you want to be
And do what you want to do
You gotta do what you was called to do
You gotta do what you was born to do
You gotta do what works for you
Because if you do what works for you
you’re gonna blow up!
It’s in your DNA!
It’s who you are!
Even if you get knocked down
You get back up, you get back up, you get back up
And you continue to throw shit against the wall!
You have a vision, but listen to me
You are where you are because of who you are
And if you’re going to get somewhere else
You’re gonna have to change something
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Why America is not the greatest country in the world – The Newsroom

Jenny: Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?
Sharon: Diversity and opportunity.
Lewis: Freedom and freedom… so let’s keep it that way.
Will: The New York Jets.
Moderator: No, I’m going to hold you to an answer on that. What makes America the greatest country in the world?
Will: Well, Lewis and Sharon said it. Diversity and opportunity and freedom and freedom.
Moderator: I’m not letting you go back to the airport without answering the question.
Will: Well, our Constitution is a masterpiece. James Madison was a genius. The Declaration of Independence is, for me, the single greatest piece of American writing…
[Professor keeps staring]
Will: You don’t look satisfied.
Moderator: One’s a set of laws and the other’s a declaration of war. I want a human moment from you… what about the people? Why is America…
Will: It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor. That’s my answer.
Moderator: You’re saying…
Will: Yes.
Moderator: Let’s talk about…
Will: Fine.
[Turns to Sharon]
Will: Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but he
[gestures to Lewis]
Will: gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Cause they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so god damn always?
Sharon: Hey!
Will: [Turns to Louis] And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The UK. France. Italy. Germany. Spain. Australia… Belgium! has freedom… 207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of ’em have freedom.
Moderator: Alright…
Will: [Looks at Jenny] And, yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know. One of them is: There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending – where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about!… Yosemite?
[Stunned silence]
Will: … It sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws – for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great, big things, made ungodly technological advanced, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists AND the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.