If anyone is looking for the original name in English/Spanish of the song “Ngày Vui Đêm Nay” (í ô à)

The original version is Cuentame (The Speak Up Mambo) by The Manhattan Transfer.

I had a hard time finding the original song myself. I hate that most “foreign” songs translated to Vietnamese simply have this in the credit line: “Nhạc Ngoại” (foreign song). If you are going to translate/record the song in Vietnamese, at least give proper credit to the original performer/composer.

Here’s the vietnamese lyrics to this song to help you googlers out there:

Í o à, í o a ê …
Í o à, í o a ề …

Chiều lắng xuống, rừng vang tiếng ca mừng
Lửa bốc cháy rực lên nhg tiếng ân tình,
Thiết tha ôi ngàn lời ca đắm say ngập trời ngất ngây

Này má thắm, này môi mắt đa tình
Làm say mê, làm ngây ngất ân tình
Trái tim theo nhịp vang vang đắm say triền miên thiết tha

Hãy vui đêm nay, nét môi thơm nồng ái ân !

( nhạc….. )

Hãy cho tim non đắm say mơ mộng vòng tay ân ái,
Hát lên muôn ngàn câu hát ngất ngây tình yêu đắm say !

Í o a, í o a ê …
Í o a, í o a ề …
Í o a, í o a ê …
Í o a, í o a ề …
u u u u u ….

Này má thắm, này môi mắt đa tình
Làm say mê, làm ngây ngất ân tình
Trái tim theo nhịp vang vang đắm say triền miên thiết tha

Hãy vui đêm nay, nét môi thơm nồng ái ân

CircuitCity.com Comes Back from the Dead

I used to shop at Circuit City a lot and I kind of miss it now that it’s gone. I live in Richmond’s West End where there used to be two big Circuit City stores within a few miles of each others. Today I got an email from CircuitCity.com and it looks like the web site now has a new owner.

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A few months ago when they were having the liquidation sale at one of their headquarter buildings, I came in, bought a few things, and took a few pictures. Having gone through a dotcom bust earlier in my career, the site actually looked eerily familiar.

Circuit City Headquarter

Circuit City Headquarter

Circuit City Headquarter 

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Hello world!

Testing. One. Two.

Ever since the early days of the Web, I have always had a home page or two. Remember those home pages back in the mid 90’s? With the forever “under construction” signs, ubiquitous guest books, Javascript roll-over images, and white text on dark backgrounds? Well, at least my home page didn’t suffer from all of the above mentioned afflictions. Fast forward to 2007: the personal home page fad had passed.

Now people have blogs. So I guess I’ll have one too.

Actually I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now but I just didn’t sit down and do it yet because I was afraid that it would take a considerable amount of work to set one up. Also since I do .Net development for a living, I thought I would code the blog myself from scratch (boy am I glad I didn’t choose the custom development route).

Two hours ago, I started out with Blogger. After creating a test account and playing with it, then trying to see if I can host the blog on my own domain (you can’t with the beta version of Blogger), I finally found this article which lead me to WordPress. Thirty minutes later… I have this. It wasn’t too bad setting up a WordPress blog on my own domain.

I will probably write mostly about programming (.NET, C#, architecture), gadgets, and technology topics. For my friends and family, they will be subjected to the same boring stuff as before: family pictures.