Andrea Bocelli / Paul Potts

With the sensation of Paul Potts hitting the opera scene via “Got Talent” in Britain, it made me think about my all-time favorite tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Most already know that he’s an Italian and blind. My favorite song, as many probably claim, is “Con te partiro”.

His voice somehow touches the soul and is able to give breath of peace and life into me. This whole reminder came about because of this British ex-cell phone seller (who evidently did study a bit of opera) gave it a shot.

My wife also was very moved by Paul’s story. You can just search his name on Youtube and will see a whole bunch. Here’s one for you to sample … his “debut” on the show and how everyone of even the slightest heart was sold on him.

Without further adue…

Jon & Kate Plus 8

A friend of mine, Roland, shot me an e-mail about this show he watched on TV. It’s entitled “Jon & Kate Plus 8” on Discovery Health and TLC. You see, it’s a show about this couple and, get this, EIGHT (8) kids!! 😮

According my friend, the dad is half Korean (not that that should change anything about this couple’s daily challenging lives). Paul M., if you are reading this, that should make you look! 😀 They have 2 twins that are 6 years old and 6 sextuplets that are 2 years old! Wow. Their website is at Gosselin Sextuplets & Twins.  So these 8 kids are 1/4 Korean by blood but many of them have that distinct Korean genes in them.  I was rather shocked ’cause by the time it goes into 2nd generation, ethnic blood/genes don’t show very well.  They sure are adorable though.  🙂  Makes me wish we had more kids… but not that many!  LOL.  I have some friends that are of mixed racial marriages and it seems like a 50/50 ratio (more or less) how the genes carry through.

If you guys have some recordings of it, let me know. I’m curious to see their daily lives! The sheer madness is gotta be maddening! I sure hope they have more help!