Saturday, April 30, 2011

How To Add Music to a You Tube Video

A l o h a ! 

Let's learn how
to add music
to your You Tube videos!

Music really enhances your videos.
Especially if you make a lot of slide shows
like I do.

click to enlarge!

 In the upper right side, after you've signed in,
you will see your name. (As above)
1) Click on the arrow by your name
and select 'My Videos.' You will see the
screen shown above.

2)Select the one you want
and click 'Edit' to it's immediate right side
as shown above.

 You will be taken to  the screen above. 
(click on the photo to enlarge)
1) "I'm Feeling Lucky"
2) search & choose a song that appeals to you,
then click on it to highlight. 

3)Then click on 'Preview' under your video as above.

4) If you like it, just click 'Publish.'

OR you can click 'Cancel' and try another song.

It's EASY! 

Now: Your Turn.

           Are you going to TRY it? Tell us in 'comments.' cloudia

Friday, April 29, 2011

Waikiki Sky Celebration

A LO H A !
   Come Walk
Under Waikiki's Amazing Skies With Me!

"My soul is in the sky"
William Shakespeare,
 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What I learned

Aloha to YOU!

"You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubt;
 as young as your self-confidence,
as old as your fear;
 as young as your hope,
as old as your despair."

  Douglas MacArthur

"A circle is the reflection of eternity. 
It has no beginning and it has no end -
and if you put several circles over each other,
then you get a spiral. "

Maynard James Keenan

I learned how to add sound

to my You Tube videos, and 

it adds SO much. . . 

. . . I hope you'll agree!

So what do YOU think?  cloudia

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stay Tuned

Aloha Welcome, to YOU!

"Follow your bliss
                         and the universe will open doors
                                                                    for you
                                                                                where    there were only walls."
                     Joseph Campbell

"Beauty - 
in projection and perceiving -
is 99.9% attitude."

Grey Livingston

is the shadow of God
on the universe."

  Gabriela Mistral, 


President Obama has been forced
to release his Birth Certificate.

Obviously, he is SO DIFFERENT
that many Americans
'just feel that they're not sure about him.'

For one thing, he graduated Cum Laude
 from our most esteemed University,
he held the top spot
at the top US law school
as editor of the Harvard Law Review. 

How did he do that?

I mean, just LOOK at him!

Something fishy must be going on.

That wife of his has suggested
that school children
eat healthy food,
and that we honor
military families.

How DARE she!? 
Someone like
will never tell ME
what to do!

You know, 
some of the most serious problems
our nation, and our international system
have ever faced
are demanding our attention.

My neighbors here on Oahu,
or their children,
are on their fifth deployment
to Afghanistan.

WWII, our US Civil War,
The Great War;
They lasted what, four years?

Hawaii people are raising funds
and visiting family & friends in
Japan (remember Japan?)
to help in the devastation.

Americans are more dispirited,
including Hawaii residents,
than I have ever seen them.

The middle class is so decimated;
The gulf between those
who think everything
is just ducky-

and the vast majority of
in our democracy-

is now SO wide
that the media, Washington,
Dubai, and Wall Street
don't know OR CARE
about the HAVOC they are wreaking
in our fabric of social trust.

Reasonable solutions
take a back seat
to policy changes SO radical
that the head spins
as one realizes how the policy suggestions
of Nixon, Reagan & Bush the elder
are now "too far left"
as we are ratcheted click by click
into a winner-takes-all 
Cloud Cuckoo Land
where booming corporations

pay NO US taxes 

as our infrastructure:
social, physical, and moral

Compare our airports, cities,
and medical systems
to those of other developed nations
and we are not number 1,
we are just numb.

All this is macro of course.

Yes, I'm a bit poorer than I was
just before the panic of 2008.

I'm glad the geniuses that caused it
have been amply rewarded.

You see,
I live in my own Cloud(ia)  Land.

Yes, I vote, testify, write, comment, call
and visit the Sate Capitol,
one HAS to.

But at end of day,
when you close your eyes,
it is the furniture of your soul-
not of your bedroom-
that really matters.

We are suffering
Malefactors of Great Wealth & Power,
they are getting SO far ahead of reality,
that many average people(voters!)
are remembering
their TRUE values & interests. . .

And it AIN'T about the 
President's Birth Certificate!

Stay tuned. 

Once, millions of humans changed their mind
and a 'thousand year' Berlin Wall
fell to dancing feet.

Jews & Arabs on the street
are fed up with the way things have been
for too long in the Middle East.

So stay Tuned.  

Stay Tuned for Miracles-
be sure to look for them,
pray for them,
work for them. . . 

and DO stop by 'comments'
          warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Girls" Should You Act Your Age?


today's song-

"How old would you be 
if you didn't know
how old you were?"

  ~Satchel Paige

"You can't hide your true colours
as you approach the autumn of your life."

Author Unknown

"It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen."

  Brigitte Bardot


I always knew that, with luck,
someday I'd be 50.

But never really believed it.

(No, today is NOT my birthday - yet :)

"I'm not old, just not young anymore."
said ex-screen star Alexandra Del Lago
in the film Sweet Bird of Youth.

One day in my early thirties,
I realized that I was the star
of every commercial, movie, TV show, magazine.
Everywhere I looked, things were being sold to me,
or by a woman like me.

We value what is hard to get.
  A young woman like I was then
is awash in testosterone.
(And perhaps hard to get)
  Men are everywhere
and she can read their minds,
because they all think alike.

If you read my novel, you know
that I have some familiarity with the sex industry
which is, after all,
the trafficking in beauty & desire.

But I remember too the longing
to be more than a sex object.

Too bad we can't bottle youth's surplus
of beauty & attraction
for days of scarcity!
Those days when we become
largely invisible
middle aged women.

And some of today's invisibility
would have been a comfort back then!

Joan Collins said,
"The problem with beauty
is that it's like being born rich
and getting poorer."

I still remember that time (years back now)
when I put on my make up and didn't see
the glow,
the magic in my mirror.

All I saw was me wearing make up:
the wealth was spent,
the illusion had fled!

Now I'm discovering the power
that comes to a
reasonably nice-looking
older woman;

The power to bless.

Younger people can act tiresome.

Young women can seem vain & shallow,

(just like I did.
I can read their minds, you see.)

But I smile like Buddha or Kwan Yin
or Mary,
blessing the people around me.


I hope I look savvy, 
and approachable
as I broadcast:

"Celebrate your beauty,
your choices,
your mistakes.
  That's the text of your life
out of which
you will tease the meaning
your personality &amp problems
from a wiser shore.

"The years teach much
which the days never knew."

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want them to see
that growing older is wonderful,
not a tragedy.

  They need that gift
in our youth obsessed

"Look at me, I'm old but I'm happy."
sings Cat Stevens` Father in the song.

Regret is futile, ugly, and soul crushing:
for you and everyone else around you.

And besides, 
I don't want to look back from 
real "old age" and regret 
that I began to feel 'old'
in my comparatively young 50s!

After all:

"Fifty is the youth of old age."

  ~Victor Hugo

And there is still much adventure ahead!


"Everyone is the age of their heart."

  Guatemalan Proverb


"We turn not older with years,
but newer every day."

  Emily Dickinson

denying one's age
merely alienates one
from one's self. . . 

Kindly leave a comment:
         How old do you feel today? cloudia

Monday, April 25, 2011

Format Your Card

Aloha, Friend!

"Some people, no matter how old they get,
 never lose their beauty - they merely move it
from their faces into their hearts."

Martin Buxbaum

"A man is not old
until regrets
start taking place of dreams."


"At any street corner
the feeling of absurdity
can strike any man in the face."
Albert Camus

 Did you know that the memory card in your camera needs to be "formatted?"

Even if you have been using an SD card for a while, you can still avoid problems by formatting it today!

You go into your camera's "settings"
or "set up"
and look for

This will erase your card, 
so make sure your shots are downloaded first.

After you have formatted your card(s)
there is much less chance that the card
will malfunction!

When your computer freezes,
you re-start (re-boot) it right?

Well, your digital camera
uses lines of computer code too.

Once in a while,
it might be a good idea to
"reset" your camera.

Just go back into 'settings'
or 'set up'
and look for 're-set.'

Why not do it

Thanks for visiting!
Please leave your 'hello'
        in comments- warmly, cloudia

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Look Closely

A l o h a !

 Bunny Day in the Year of the Rabbit

"Choose a wife 
rather by your ear 
than your eye. "

Thomas Fuller

Colors Be Poppin`

"I really just want to be
warm yellow light
that pours over everyone I love."

Conor Oberst

Are there green shoots in your heart?

"One travels like a golf ball, 
hopping from green
to green. "

John Gunther



"For small creatures such as we
the vastness is bearable
only through love. "
Carl Sagan

         Warmly, cloudia