I am a boy who loves baroque music, especially the works of Johann Sebastian
Bach. At my age, loving classical music is seen as an exceptional taste, but I
don't agree with this. For me, age is irrelevant when it comes to music. The
most important thing about listening to classical music is to have a heart of
Bach is considered now to be one of the greatest musicians ever. Why is that?
I feel it is because of his devotion towards god. Bach had devoted his whole
life to revealing the glory of the lord by music. Composing, for Bach, was a way
to connect the divine world and the mortal world. Similarly, I have devoted my
musical taste and life towards listening to Bach's music. In other words, the
way I view Bach is how Bach viewed god. With this same kind of piety, I am able
to connect with Bach on an emotional level, which allows me to overcome the
difficulties and frustrations I face in life. I consider myself to be very
similar to Bach because we are both persistent in setting and achieving
The spirit of Bach's music inspires me and helps me to face my life with a
new determination to fulfill my goals. It is evident that Bach's music has and
will continue to shape my life in years to come.
If you're able to listen to classical music with emotion even just once, I
know that you'll find a new positive influence in your life just as I did.
Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman!
As you slowly open your eyes, look around , notice where the light comes into
your room; listen carefully, see if there are new sounds you can recognize; feel
with your body and spirit, and see if you can sense the freshness in the air.
Yes, yes, yes, it’s a new day, it’s a different day, and it’s a bright day! And
most importantly, it is a new beginning for your life, a beginning where you are
going to make new desicisions, take new actions, make new friends, and take your
life to a totally unprecedented level! You know all this is real as long as you
are confident,passionate and committed! And you are confident, you are
passionate, you are committed!
You will no longer fear making new sounds, showing new facial expressions,
using your body in new ways,approaching new people, and asking new questions.
You will live every single day of your life with absolute passion, and you will
show your passion through the words you speak and the actions you take. You will
focus all your time and effort on the most important goals of your life. You
will never succumb to challenges of hardships. You will never waver in your
pursuit of excellence. After all,you are the best, and you deserve the best!
As your coach and friend, I can assure you the door to all the best things in
the world will open to you, but the key to that door is in your hand. You must
do your part, you must faithfully follow the plans you make and take the actions
you plan, you must never quit, you must never fear. I know you must do it, you
can do it, you will do it, and you will succeed!
Now stand firm and tall, make a fist, get excited, and yell it out: I must do
it! I can do it! I will do it! I will succeed! I must do it! I can do it! I will
do it! I will succeed! I must do it! I can do it! I will do it! I will
Life is unfair.
Success is not measured on the days when the sun shines. Success is measured
on the dark, stormy, cloudy days.
If you can't absorb failure, you're never gonna meet success.The thing about
life is it's not always easy, and you can't always win. Some point of your life,
it hits you. It hits you really really hard.
The person you love doesn't love you back, you get fired, you lose a family
member. At some point of your life, you're gonna hit rock bottom.
You're paralyzed, you're like, "Why?" And that why can really really destroy
you. Once you start asking yourself, "Why me? Why not the others, why me?
I'm actually a good person, I never did something significantly bad, why the
hell did it hit me?" Because that's life.
Life is unfair. Success is not measured on the days when the sun shines.
Success is measured on the dark, stormy, cloudy days. And if you can't absorb
failure, you're never gonna meet success.
ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
i am chinese. i am proud of being a chinese with five thousand years of
civilization behind. i‘ve learned about the four great inventions made by our
forefathers. i‘ve learned about the great wall and the yangtze river. i‘ve
learned about zhang heng and i‘ve learned about zheng he.who says the yellow
river civilization has vanished?i know that my ancestors have made miracles on
this fertile land and we‘re still making miracles. who can ignore the fact that
we have established ourselves as a great state in the world, that we have
devised our own nuclear weapons, that we have successfully sent our satellites
into space, and that our gnp ranks no. 7 in the world? we have experienced the
plunders by other nations, and we have experienced the war. yet, based on such
ruins, there still stands our nation----china, unyielding and unconquerable!
i once came across an american tourist. she said, ―china has a history of
five thousand years, but the us only has a history of 200 years. five thousand
years ago, china took the lead in the world, and now it is the us that is
leading.‖ my heart was deeply touched by these words. it is true that we‘re
still a developing nation, but it doesn‘t mean that we can despise ourselves. we
have such a long-standing history, we have such abundant resources, we have such
intelligent and diligent people, and we have enough to be proud of. we have
reasons to say proudly： we are sure to take the lead in the world in the
future again, for our problems are big, but our ambition is even bigger, our
challenges are great, but our will is even greater.
i am chinese. i have inherited black hair and black eyes. i have inherited
the virtues of my ancestors. i have also taken over responsibility. i am sure,
that wherever i go, whatever i do, i shall never forget that i am chinese!
I have a dream
Every one has his own dream.When I was a little kid ,my dream was even to
have a candy shop of my own .But now ,when I am 16 years old ,standing here ,my
dreams have already changed a lot.
I have got quite different experience from other girls.While they were
playing toys at home,while they were dreaming to be the princesses in the story
.I was running in the hard rain,jumping in the heavy snow,pitching in the strong
wind.Nothing could stop me ,because of a wonderful call from my heart -- to be
an athlete.Yeah ,of course ,I'm an athlete,I'm so proud of that all the time
When I was 10 years old ,I became a shot-put athlete.The training was really
hard ,I couldn't bear the heavy shot in my hands .But I always believe that "god
only help those who help themselves".During those hard days,I find I was growing
more quickly than others of the same age.To be an athlete is my most correct
choice.But,I quit my team after entering high school because of a silly excuse.I
really didn't want to stop my sports career anyway.
Today I say to you my friends that even though I must face the difficulties
of yesterday ,today and tomorrow .I still have a dream .It is a dream deeply
rooted in my soul.
I have a dream that one day ,I can run,jump and pitch just like I used to
I have a dream that one day , I can go back to my dream sports and join the
I have a dream that one day ,I can stand on the highest place at the olympic
games.With all the cameras pointing at me.I will tell everyone that I'm so proud
to be a Chinese athlete!
This is my hope .This is the faith that I continue my steps with!!!
With this faith ,I will live though the strong wind and heavy rain ,never
give up !
So let victory ring from my heart,from all of you.When we allow victory to
ring .I must be the one!
In my imagination,I'm a bird ,a magical bird.I carry my dreams all with me by
my big wings. I fly though the mountains ,though the forests ,over the sea,to
the sun ,the warmest place in the aerospace!
Every night ,I have a dream ,I see a girl ---smiling