28.5.10

Halle Berry in a video that makes her feel Good!

When I first saw Halle Berry in the first X-Men movie playing the character of Ororo Munroe, a.k.a. Storm, I found her so innocent and her black beauty stunning and gorgeous. And it was not only I who noticed that, the whole world does. I didn't mean to say that her movies prior to X-Men (2000) did not catch the attention of movie goers, but i think it was that movie that caught the eyes of men. Before becoming an actress, she entered several beauty contests, finishing runner-up in the Miss USA (1986), and winning the Miss USA World 1986 title. No doubt she is really a beautiful piece of art, the beauty that rises above the African American women. In fact, she made history by becoming the first African-American woman to receive a Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Leticia Musgrove, the wife of an executed murderer, in the film Monster's Ball 2001. Then she became a Bond girl for the 007 James Bond movie entitled, Die Another Day in 2002. But I didn't notice or maybe I was so out of this world when her movie Monster's Ball leaked out a sex scene of her. Yeah, it was more than sex scene... she really just wants to feel GOOD! No wonder she won the best actress... lol!
Here's the video of her wanting to feel Good!
Warning: This video is not suitable for young audience.

26.5.10

Magazines: Outmoded or Discarded?

In a world of instant messages, iPods, Twitter, Facebook, what do magazines have to offer? Do they still matter? In an interview with Rebecca McPheters, president of McPheters & Company at the Custom Publishing Council (CPC), McPheters stresses that magazines are more relevant than they have ever been before. Why? Because magazine readership is growing...magazines give you an opportunity to engage with content that you are tremendously interested in. The same is true for newspapers.

For starters, magazines feature celebrity gossip, humor, beauty tips, sports, and even manga. Some magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, offer online content that can only be accessed by using a special code that’s available in the print edition. Other magazines tease their Web visitors by displaying the cover of the latest print issue and offering different content online or real-time (and accurate!) news and, uh-huh, more gossip. But as every librarian knows, there's still a place for print in most kids' hearts.

That's probably because print publications offer a level of in-person, tactile interaction that online-only magazines can't match. Plus, print editions can be passed around in a library and discussed in a moderated setting, or marked up to the owner's liking.

However, as technology turns everyone, especially kids, more dependent to online media, many magazines have moved all their content online, leading some to wonder if the print version will soon be dead. Though the number of glossy periodicals is on the downswing and the future of magazine publishing remains to be seen, there are many publications that still sell well.

In an article written by Carlie Webber entitled, "The Original Handhelds: Magazines That Teens Can't Resist," Webber lists 11 print magazines that teens (and the librarians who serve them) can't live without.
These are: Entertainment Weekly, GamePro, J-14, MAD, Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Teen Ink, Teen Vogue, Transworld Skateboarding. And there are other magazines, or any print media, that we might never heard of but are quite useful and trendy to other contries or society.

Clearly, print publications, such as magazines, are never outmoded nor discarded. There's something in them that could never be replaced by online media. Whether we belong to the "baby boomers" generation or the "Millenials" or Internet Generation, magazines, books and print media still have value for us. No matter how advanced the technology or how mainstream the internet is, we still seek and long for them, though not always.

25.5.10

What's your pastime?

Every now and then, people always find ways to get much of their pastime entertaining or say, productive. But most want it to be more interesting and amusing. Besides, it's the only time employed people get their minds out of their job in a bit.

How about you? What do you do when you're on break? Still thinking of using this little time to get your job done? Yeah, what's the point doing anything else for enjoyment when you can use this little time to get ahead of your task or job? But then, isn't it boring and monotonous to do the same kind of job over and over again?

I can think of so many things or games to do when I have idle time. But most of the time, I would play RPG online games like World of Warcraft and its LAN version, DOTA. However, it makes me kinda get addicted to it. And it takes a whole lot of time to play the game. On the other hand, I tend to read other blogs or listen to music during my break time. But for my pastime, I would prefer to play chess online. It's kinda mind-boggling and poses a lot of challenge when you get to play against other players from around the world. I like playing chess though it gives me headache after a few games. It's free, nondownloadable, and it trains our mind.

For those who would like to play chess more often on their free time, you can visit www.instantchess.com. Just provide a name, any name you like, click "Start Game" button, and then play... as simple and as quick as that. It has a time limit of 15 minutes per game, but some subscribers have 1 min., 5 mins., up to 10 minutes of time per game. And if you don't like the players, you can cancel the game and choose other players.
But mind you, there are better and very strategic chess players in there. So better be prepared when you wanna try to play in there. So, if you want to escape your mind from the mind-numbing kind of work and train your mind a bit, by using that little time to play chess, try it and just play at http://www.instantchess.com/.

24.5.10

Newest Super Mario Game is "Absolutely Amazing"

When I opened a window in my computer, I immediately noticed on the screen a colorful display of Mario, a fictional character from the game Super Mario. It is displayed in the front page of http://www.yahoo.com/, and features its newest Super Mario game entitled "Super Mario Galaxy 2."
As Nintendo's mascot, Mario is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and his image has become synonymous with video games. Mario games, as a whole, have sold more than 285 million units, making the Mario series the best-selling video game series of all time.
It seems just like yesterday when I played the Super Mario as an arcade game. I was just about 6 years old when I first played it. Then I kept on playing it especially after my father bought a family computer. It's just an arcade game where all you see is a one-sided display of a little man that jumps and runs and accumulates coins. But now, as the technology becomes more advanced, so does the game which turns into 3D. Its latest game Super Mario Galaxy 2 is just "absolutely amazing." In fact, IGN reports that "this is the absolute pinnacle of Mario gameplay: everything that makes a Mario game so incredibly fun is represented here."
Here's a Nintendo Media Summit Trailer of the Super Mario Galaxy 2. It's the best!

22.5.10

Debts and Credits: Can We Manage them?

The world today is experiencing a great economic recession. There are low demands of products as consumers cut spending. Companies cut costs thereby closing some of their plant operations and laying off thousands of human workforce. In a time of great depression, people are finding every possible way to get through every day expenses and the cost of living. One way that most people adopt is through credits and debts. Most people tend to lend money from friends and apply loans on banks just to get what they need and want, thinking that they can repay them in a few months or years. One concrete way people use in times of need is the credit card. People around the world are using it to buy things either online or offline. However, as time goes by, debts and credits also climb up unnoticed. The next thing we might know is that our property will be confiscated for not paying our credits and debts.
In an effort to deal with debts and credits, a lot of business-minded people are writing and offering how-to guides and tips. Some even write their lessons from economic recession. Through web search at Yahoo! finance, I came across with step-by-step online resource in managing one's debts and credits and how to use credit wisely. To use credit intelligently, a certain article suggests to start by examining the terms of the card(s) we are currently using. If we think we may have too much credit card debt, let's begin to address it by honestly evaluating our spending habits.
On the other hand, another article by Tyrone of Millionaire Acts: The Journey to Financial Freedom at www.millionaireacts.com offers four lessons learned from economic recession. These include: 1) Save for the future; 2) Take advantage of stocks; 3) Take advantage of low value properties; and 4) Participate in bargain bazaars.
Either way, as long as we are vigilant and mindful enough of our debts and credits, we can manage to prevent them from mounting and controlling our life. We just have to work harder and smarter. We need to invest in something that is promising and worth living. We can only do this by helping each other to stay out of debts and credits.

21.5.10

Eclipse: Opens on June 30

For all Twilight saga fans, the Eclipse movie is much awaited for this year. With the successful showing of Twilight's sequel New Moon, fans of all ages are now excited for the opening of its 3rd sequel, Eclipse, next month. Here's a sneak peak clip of the upcoming Twilight installment Eclipse which opens on June 30.