Monday, June 29, 2009
Sudan is the largest, yet one of the least visited, countries in Africa. Although various ongoing conflicts mean much of
this vast nation remains off limits, the northeast is one of the safest places in the world, and the easing of travel restrictions is opening up new swathes of territory to explore in the lovely south, where Africa transitions into the tropics. The pyramids and other ancient sites littering the northern deserts may pale compared to the best Egypt has on offer, but you can usually experience these without another person in sight – and this sense of discovery often repeats itself in the towns, too, since Sudan’s tourist trail is still no more than a trickle. And while the solitude is a top draw, visitors invariably agree that the Sudanese are among the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth, with a natural generosity that belies their poverty, and this alone makes any trip worthwhile. Whether you rush through on a Cairo to Cape Town trip, or spend a slow month soaking up the history and hospitality, visiting Sudan is an eye-opening and rewarding experience.
Friday, June 26, 2009
A guy with a beautiful personality. Not only was he the king of pop but also the king of fashion:)
When my sis & bro were younger my aunt bought us the Thriller record & we'd turn all the light off & get flash light & dance around disco style:)
May he R>I>P:) Pic via time.com
The beginning 2 this vid is funny with Eddie Mur fake Coming 2 America accent & Magic Johnson's voice is funny 2..lol.
The lyrics 2 this song r super cute:) It reminds me of that fresh new love feeling..Like Heaven he said it..lol:) He was so ahead of x with his music videos and style:)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Hey Guys!:) All this week feels like Friday 4 me... so we're going 2 start Friday early 2 day.. how about that..LOL:) I'm so ready 2 take on my fun filled summer. This is how I feel:);)
I really LUV the song & actual vid 2 this song:)
& this 1 also 2 cute!:)
Oh Yeah! Like Heaven!:)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"I think acting is a con game," Shia told Parade Magazine in its June 14 issue. "I don't understand what it is I do that people want. I don't know what an actor does. To my mind, talent doesn't really exist."
And the star, who said sometimes he's frightened by feeling like he's living "a meaningless life," doesn't think he's the only one in Hollywood who's less than fulfilled.
"The good actors are all screwed up," he said. "They're all in pain. It's a profession of bottom-feeders and broken people."
"Seeing my parents have sex, smoke weed, my mom being naked - just weird stuff," he told Parade.
Despite his career insecurity, Shia, 23, had an outlet in acting from a young age, doing stand-up comedy at 10 before joining the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens." He has since made a splash on the big screen, starring alongside Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and headlining "Transformers," "Disturbia" and "Eagle Eye." The "Transformers" sequel, "Revenge of the Fallen," is due on June 24.
"I know I'm one of the luckiest dudes in America right now," he said. "I have a great house. My parents don't have to work. I've got money. I'm famous. But it could all change, man. It could go away. You never know."
And stardom hasn't been all fun and games for Shia - he injured his left hand in a car accident last year that saw his Ford F-150 flip three times -- an accident from which he's still recovering.
"It was smashed so bad it didn't even look like a hand," he said.
And his career, Shia added, has gotten in the way of his love life, contributing to his 2007 split with China Brezner.
"Why did the love of my life and I break up? Man, I have no idea.... Maybe it was career pressure. Maybe I chose work. What I do know is, I screw up, and I know that I'm working on myself to be a better person," he said. "So I have no apologies. The best I can do is learn from my mistakes and move forward. And that's what I'm trying to do.
I think this is an interesting & funny article. :)Guys, there this other interview thats even funnier. If I find it I'll post it.:)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Liz Claiborne, the designer of indefatigable career clothes for professional women entering the work force en masse beginning in the 1970s
In 1986, Liz Claiborne Inc. became the first company founded by a woman to be ranked among the Fortune 500. And of the companies on that list, hers was one of only a handful with women as chief executives.
Juicy Couture is a contemporary line of both casual and dressy apparel based in Arleta, California, founded by Pamela Skaist-Levy. Now owned by the Liz Claiborne fashion company, Juicy is known for their terrycloth and velour tracksuits as well as other clothing and accessories.
The line is sold in upscale department stores (Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue), as well as Juicy Couture flagship stores and boutiques. Juicy Couture is marketed as a high-end clothing line at an affordable price, and is aimed at women ages 14–26. Juicy Couture also has a line of men's clothing and accessories.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Garrett Neff (born in Delaware 1986) is an American model. He was discovered at an airport in 2005 by a model with Click Model Management, the agency with which Garrett works. He is best known for his work with Calvin Klein. During 2006, Garrett worked brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Benetton, and Lagerfeld. He has also appeared in GQ, V Man, and L'Officiel Hommes. Currently, he holds the number two spot along with Sean O'Pry in the top 50 male models.
Garrett Neff graduated from Bucknell University where he was a member of the Division 1 tennis team.
Friday, June 19, 2009
There are almost as many kayak models on the market as there are destinations for the sport. So, the first step in purchasing a kayak is to identify your needs. Do you want a racing kayak? One to tackle rapids? One to take touring for a week in the wilderness? How often will you use it? How much are you willing to spend? After you've considered these and many other questions, the next step is to study the differences among the myriad choices.
What Are the Different Types of Kayaks?
Kayaks can be divided into four general categories: Recreational kayaks are all-around boats designed for mild river trips and other casual use on bays and ponds. They are generally wider and shorter than touring kayaks, which makes them easier to turn but more difficult to travel in a straight line).
Touring kayaks are often designed for extended wilderness trips and all the gear they entail. These long kayaks are very stable and have good carrying capacity, but because they track well, they do not turn as easily as shorter boats. They are sometimes called sea kayaks, though they're certainly not restricted to the ocean. Some models are designed for day touring, offering less storage space in exchange for lighter weight and improved maneuverability.
Whitewater kayaks are designed with exceptional maneuverability to negotiate rapids. They are shorter, and can have rounded bottoms or flat planing hulls, and more rocker (upturn in the ends) to deal with waves. They are not enjoyable for touring, because they are difficult to paddle in a straight line.
Is the capital of Syria, with 1.95 million inhabitants (2002 estimate).
Damascus is situated on a plateau 690 metres above sea level, bordered by the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the west, and the desert to the east. Damascus lies in the Ghutah oasis, and is fed with water by the Barada river. It lies apparently close to the Mediterranean Sea, but the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges make the 80 km into a journey of 2-3 hours. Damascus has an annual rainfall of between 150 mm and 200 mm, mainly falling between November and February. Winters are generally cold, with daily averages of as low as 5ºC. Summer average are 27ºC at the most, but temperatures often get higher than 40ºC.
The name "Damascus" comes from the pre-Semitic "Dimashka". The city is in Arabic also known as "as-Sham" meaning "The Northern", indicating is geographical position north of the Arab homelands.
Damascus is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, and reports run back at least 3,500 years. Many claim that Damascus is the oldest continued inhabited city in the world. While modern Damascus is a standard Middle Eastern city, it was famous for centuries, and often referred to as the "pearl of the East".
Damascus is made up of a sizeable old city, divided into the market area, Muslim area, Christian area and the Jewish area. All three groups are still represented in Damascus, even if the Jewish community now only counts a few thousand.
The modern city is mainly grey with little green, and most of the modern buildings are influenced by Syria's weak economy.
Damascus has a university, many museums, and embassies.
Piaggio based in Pontedera, Italy encompasses seven brands producing scooters and motorcycles. As the fourth largest producer of scooters and motorcycles in the world, Piaggio produces more than 600,000 vehicles annually, with five Research and development centers, more than 6,700 employees and operations in over 50 countries.
Guys, I went 2 the Vespa store & I got on them 4 the 1st x. I'm getting the blue 1;)
Oscar de la Renta (born July 22, 1932) is one of the world's leading fashion designers.
The music , cloths & runway...He gets Straight A+s down the list:)
Guys, I really like how his stage is so classy & sophisticated. I have some really whimsical cloths & I also have very classy holiday cloths like these:)yes-sur- re I sure do:)..LOL:)