Always

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, June 16, 2017 | Published in

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Do you watch Korean dramas? Well, if you do, you would probably know this series called Descendants Of The Sun. It's very popular when it was first aired in 2016. But what I really like about this show is actually the songs. One of my favourite song from this show is Always sung by Yoon Mi-rae.

Below is a Youtube video of the song as originally sung by Yoon Mi-rae with some scenes from the show.



I thought this song would sound pretty nice on the piano, so I decided to try playing it. After a few attempts, I went ahead to record the full song and below is the result!

My playing is not perfect, and I don't think I can make it perfect anyway. But I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed playing it! :)



If you like, follow me on Soundcloud to listen to more songs! Thank you!


My Visit To KL Bird Park (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Published in

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Continued from Part 1

Having enjoyed the man-made waterfall in Zone 4 of KL Bird Park, my friend and I continued to walk towards the middle of the lake. Here, we saw many milky storks.

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I have never seen these birds so up close before, so it was a great experience for me.

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It appears that these milky storks are highly protected bird species in Malaysia.

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We also saw many peacocks walking around freely. Took a shot of this man taking a photo of the woman, but of course all I actually wanted was to take a photo of the peacock. Lol.

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Another beautiful peacock!

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A tourist attempting to take pictures of the peacocks with his camera.

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I was waiting for the peacocks to display their beautiful feathers but no such luck.

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Look at these birds! What were they doing?

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The view of the waterfall from the middle part of the lake.

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Another photo of the colorful peacock! Did you know that the word peacock refers to the male bird? The female peacock is actually known as a peahen!

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More photos of the milky storks.

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I wonder if they eat the fishes in the lake as I have never seen them do that.

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Maybe I will go for the feeding session next time I visit KL Bird Park. Should be interesting.

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Another view of the waterfall from the side.

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We continued to walk and soon reached the Amphitheatre.

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Bird shows are held here at the semi-open air Amphitheatre at 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily. Unfortunately, during my visit, the timing was all wrong and we did not get to see any bird performances.

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Next, we reached the Flightless Birds area. Here, you can get to feed the some of the largest bird species on earth - the ostrich and the emu!

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OK, I really do not know the difference between an ostrich and an emu. Are these ostriches or emus?

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I think this is an ostrich. Ostrich has longer necks compared to an emu, right? Please correct me if I am wrong, lol.

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Feeding the ostrich.

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An ostrich poking its head inside. I wonder if it had ever knocked its head against the grill. Lol.

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A kid attempting to feed the ostrich behind the safe protection of the wall.  Did you know that although the ostriches looks tame, they can actually kill you if you provoke them? Besides running faster than any humans, they can kill you with a forceful kick of their leg that is also armed with sharp talons at the toes!

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Leaving the Flightless Bird area, we were back in Zone 3 at the Hornbill Park.

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Not sure where we were at this point, but we saw a lot of milky storks here.

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They were all over the place! So I guess we were back at Zone 1 where the free-flight birds are. Zone 1 and Zone 2 are the two areas in KL Bird Park where birds fly around and mingle freely with each other. No cages here!

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Close shot of one of the storks.

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All freely walking around near the pond.

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More photos.

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A woman squatting down to take pictures of these birds.

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Not sure what bird this is. Hmm, is it an egret? Wait, did I ask the same question in Part 1? Lol.

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I spotted a crowned pigeon again. If you recall, I mentioned about this blue bird with red eyes in Part 1.

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A trio of birds - the crowned pigeon, the peacock and .... I think I shall call it the egret. Are they close friends perhaps? :)

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I spotted an ibis up close!

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More photos of the ibis.

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Notice that it has jumped over to the outer pole?

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Ibises and milky storks. They are wading birds as they like to stay near the pond.

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Ooh! Captured a close shot of a crowned pigeon!

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The crowned pigeon walked past a mini cafe.

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It appeared that all these wading birds - storks, egrets and ibises - are actually at the same pond with the flamingos! So this pond is actually known as the Flamingo Pond.

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Look at the flamingos with their long legs! And yes, flamingos are wading birds too.

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OK, let's do a quick quiz. What is this bird called?

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And this?

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How about this?

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Answers : The first one is an ibis. The second one is an egret. And the third is of course, an ibis :)

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Not sure why the pond looks so green!

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Oh, this egret managed to reach the small island in the middle of the pond.

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We left the Flamingo Pond and walked towards a bridge.

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The sign board pointed us to the direction of Zone 2.

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There's a river here at Zone 2.

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More ibises could be spotted here.

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Along the wooden bridge.

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These are Freshwater Birds.

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An information board showing the types of birds in the Freshwater category. They include ibises, egrets, storks and herons.

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Not sure what building is that!

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As we walked along the path, we saw a peacock ahead of us.

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I decided to follow the peacock.

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Look! It is showing its beautiful long feathers.

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It crosses to the other side.

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The peacock is posing for my camera. Lol.

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It showed its long flowing feathers.

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A close shot of its feathers.

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Beautiful peacock!

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Then I stumbled onto another peacock and it was opening up its feathers! This shot was from the back.

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I quickly ran to the front and took a picture.

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Hmm, the feathers looked kind of tired and old. I wanted to see a colourful and beautiful plummage like I see in photos.  Not this!

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Oh well, at least I got to see one peacock showing off his feathers though he did not properly maintained them. Lol.

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After about 3 hours in KL Bird Park, we reached the exit. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day at the park. Honestly, I do not mind visiting again.

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If you have never been to KL Bird Park, I recommend that you visit and spend at least 3 hours here! You will surely be entertained unless of course, you don't like birds.