Chinese Proverb

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The new Miss Universe is a "cello-nerd" and was a "chubby, weird" girl

Good exposure for cellists!!! :)

"A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described 'cellist-nerd' brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest on Wednesday."
- Daily Mail

"The daughter of two professional musicians, Culpo has played the cello alongside world-renowned classical musician Yo-Yo Ma and followed in her parents' footsteps with performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City."
- Associated Press / December 20, 2012


Playing orchestra:

And a Filipino was a runner-up!! Nice!! :)

I missed watching the pageant and came across the news article, and no, I don't watch these pageants regularly (the last time I watched it was in high school I think), but when I do stumble across one I do enjoy watching them. Lol! =p


  1. Last weekend, I played cello in a gig during my dept's annual gala dinner and one of my office mates asked why cello (quite normal right? :P ) So instead of normal answers e.g. cellos have rich tone bla bla, i went for "because Miss Universe digs it". One of the guys was like " Uh, can you teach me?" LoL.

    1. LOL! No way, really?? That's hilarious!! ;)

      I wonder if that would work if I said something like that!! ...hmmm... social experiment time! ;)

    2. Lol works for my 'speciMEN' ;) BTW, merry Xmas to you!

    3. HA!!! :D
      That was a total knee-slapper!!! lmao... quite the jokester over there! =p

      Hope you had a great Christmas too, and have a good New Years if we don't exchange comments in the next few days!!!