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Monday, February 9, 2009


I'm going on hiatus until March 2 ,2009. Until then please enjoy the archives.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chic and Swag Friday

Quran Surah Al Fatiha (The Opening)

1:1 In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi

1:2 Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena

1:3 Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
Alrrahmani alrraheemi

1:4 Master of the Day of Judgment.
Maliki yawmi alddeeni

1:5 Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeenu

1:6 Show us the straight way;
Ihdina alssirata almustaqeema

1:7 The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

Siwa Egypt

Oasis in western Egypt with 15,000 inhabitants, in the interior of the country, near the border to Libya, at an depression of 18 metres below sea level.

The oasis is 82 km long and has a width varying between 2 and 20 km. The economic base of the oasis is agriculture of which dates and olives are the principal produce. There are 300,000 date palms and 70,000 olive trees. The agriculture is fed by natural springs as well as a couple of artificial ones. In the recent decades, Siwa has suffered more and more from increasing salification of the soil. The people are Berbers, and have their own language. To Siwa, there are 3 larger salt lakes, Birket Maraqi, Birket Siwa, and Birket Zaytun.

The main settlement is Shali, situated at the centre of the oasis. Tourism has gradually given employment for some, but the number of visitors remains small, yet transparent in the oasis.

P'9522 handset by Porsche Design Group

Ross Lovegrove's Alpine Capsule Architecture

After a bout of radio silence, Ross Lovegrove makes a welcome return to the world of conceptual design with his latest project, the Alpine Capsule.

The capsule – designed for one-night stays – is audacious not so much for its visual reference to Anish Kapoor, but for its, literally, breathtaking location 2,100m above sea level in Piz la Ila in Italy’s Alta Badia region.


Bob Marley "Natural Mstic"

That's it guys :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Iris Chang 1968-2004

Iris Shun-Ru Chang (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhāng Chúnrú; March 28, 1968November 9, 2004) was an American historian and journalist. She was best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking. She committed suicide on November 9, 2004. Chang is the subject of the 2007 biographical book, Finding Iris Chang,[1] as well as the 2007 documentary film Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking.[2]


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utada (宇多田 ヒカル Utada Hikaru, born January 19, 1983), also known by her fans as Hikki (ヒッキー Hikkī), is a singer-songwriter, arranger and record producer in Japan. Utada's debut album First Love became Japan's biggest selling album of all time with over 7.65 million copies sold in Japan alone to date. The release of her later works helped her remain one of Japan's top artist, with 3 of her Japanese studio albums being ranked in Top 10 best-selling albums ever in Japan (#1, #4, #8).

She has had 12 #1 hits to date on the Oricon Singles chart, with two notable record achievements for a female solo or group artist: 5 of them being million-sellers and 4 placing in the Top 100 All-Time Best-selling Singles. In addition, Utada has won the Nihon Golden Disk "Song of the Year" award for 14 of her singles since 2000 and has won the Golden Disc "Pop/Rock Album of the Year" award for all her 4 Japanese studio albums. In 2003, Utada was ranked the #24 Japanese pop artist in its survey of "Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists of All Time" by HMV,and #10 in HMV's "Top 30 Best Japanese Singers of All Time" in 2006. She is also known for her two theme song contributions to Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts video game series: "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary". In 2007, her single "Flavor of Life" reached #2 in worldwide digital download yearly single chart with over 7.2 million downloads, and contributes to 12 million digital sales for her over the same year.


"Passion " by Utada Hikaru

English Translation

When I remember back far, far
The future was forever shining
Below the pretty blue sky
We were only frightened a little

This window is stained with sorely missed colors

If I keep on looking forward
Will I meet you again?
Because the future really continues on forever
Underneath a large sign
I want to watch time change

Towards the people, the places
I will never see again
I open this window

When I remember back far, far
The future was forever shining
Below the pretty blue sky
We slept endlessly

The person I loved long ago
Is to have a child in winter
Sometimes I just want to doubt
Our promises made long ago
I could never forget
I wonder if your New Year's card will have a photo
I just look back, and miss
All the things we could never do
My fears, my lies
Below the blue sky

My fav vid:) GRACEFULNESS!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ryan Leslie

Anthony Ryan Leslie, born on November 20, 1978,in Atlanta, Georgia is an American music producer and singer. Founder of the marketing and media company NextSelection, Ryan is best known for his production work with Bad Boy Records artist Cassie and her single Me & U. Early life Leslie graduated from Harvard University at the age of 19 with a degree in Government and Economics. During his time at college he sang four-part harmony for Harvard jazz group, The Krokodiloes. It was here that he discovered his passion for music. Before studying at Harvard, Leslie lived in several different American cities (namely Atlanta, Nashville, Richmond, Oakland, San Francisco and Stockton) and at one point lived in Brussels, Belgium.[1] He now lives in Harlem, New York City. Known for his flamboyance, Leslie is perhaps best know for his excessive narcissism and fashion sense (the latter borrowed from Sean Combs).


Monday, February 2, 2009

Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Tomlin is the third youngest head coach in any of the four major North American professional sports. He is the tenth African-American head coach in NFL history, and first in Steelers history. Tomlin is the third African-American to coach to participate in the Super Bowl and the second to win it. Tomlin became the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.

My bad guys, they DID dont watch football ..OOPS..LOL