Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Strange Architectural Creations of Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasse (1928–2000) is known to be an Austrian painter, architect, and sculptor best known for his architecture characterized by colorful, ornamental, and biomorphic shapes. He first became known for his painting artworks but later on he became more renowned for his unique architectural styling.

Hundertwasser incorporated his decorative, labyrinthine spirals into his paintings, architecture and designs for postage stamps and flags. He was Inspired by the Vienna Secession movement, especially the work of Austrian painters Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. He is also known for his own theory of "transautomatism", which was inspired by the Surrealist concept of automatism, and sought to loosen the rigid rules of conventional art to emphasize the viewer’s experience.

It was in the 1950's when Hundertwasser began designing architectural projects. These designs use irregular forms, and incorporate natural features of the landscape. The Hundertwasserhaus apartment block in Vienna is one famous example. This building has undulating floors, a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. He took no payment for the design of Hundertwasserhaus, declaring that the investment was worth it to "prevent something ugly from going up in its place".

Monday, July 29, 2013

Get Rid Of Stomach Cramps

Woke up today suffering from stomach cramps. Then I realize I have my period for this month. Oh common. This is not the right time for me to experience this because I need still need to go to school to ask for some documents. But I guess, this would be postpone because I could not even get up from bed. 

I am blogging right on my bed. I rarely experience stomach cramps. Before, I am having a water therapy a week before my period which is very much effective for me not to experience cramps. I take 12-15 glasses of water each day for the whole week until my period comes. But this week, I forgot my therapy and this is why I am experiencing this problem. This is why I am looking for some online tips to get rid of stomach cramps. I want a natural treatment and I want to avoid taking medicines. I hope this will pass before the day ends. 

My bed will be my companion while dealing with stomach cramps.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Family Dinner At Kenny Roger's Restaurant

I just had a fun dinner with my mom and my brother at Kenny Roger’s restaurant. It was a great feeling having a chat with my mom and my brother. It is ideal to sometimes have someone who can listen to your views in life or just share the happenings in your life. Since I do not see them everyday because of my work, I am just glad to still see them once in awhile.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Internet Responsibilities

Web surfing, the modern way of knowledge gaining and also entertainment. Don’t you think that even you’re having fun with web surfing, still you have some responsibilities to take care of? Well yes, even though you are enjoying chatting with your friends, meeting new people from different places, by just visiting a website, the responsibility starts then. We know for the fact that there are a lot of people who were became victims by their own joys, by online chatting. It is sad to know that some online surfer don’t know their responsibilities as user, or rather they knew it however they just ignore it. Do we need to let things happen before we take action? In other words, you need to remind yourself about the responsibilities you have with this kind of technology we have. It is good to be sure rather acting after the damaged has been done.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What’s The Occasion?

I would like to have this kind of cake on my mother’s birthday. This is my mom’s favorite cake and I just hope I can be bale to buy it on time. But of course, personal things are definitely not necessary but the thought of remembering the love and care that our moms have given to us is definitely worth it. It is time for pay back. Make them feel how much we love and appreciate them.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Brian Tulls Beautiful & Cinematic Painting!

Brian Tulls is a native of Nashville, Tennessee who is known for being an artist who uses both oil acrylic paint to create photorealistic images. This kind of style is merely based of the style of the 1940’s and 50′s. “Born in 1975, the only option I have to remember the 1940’s and ‘50’s, is through my imagination,” said the artist. “I let my mind visit the people, their era, stories and photographs, then I translate my own narrative through painting. Headlights on a two-lane highway, sun rays through trees, trains on a rainy night. They come from small towns and large towns. I see paintings in folk songs from the ‘30’s, passersby on the streets, and in the gospel the preacher talked about on Sunday morning. Ideas for my paintings come from the past and present, from all things nostalgic.”

“My strategically cropped paintings in oil and acrylic are sometimes confrontational and often feature the female figure as protagonist, giving you a subtle glimpse into the characters’ lives. Usually leaving you wondering what or who is beyond the edges, you might find yourself squinting to see what’s being reflected in the gleaming chrome in some of my pieces. More hints about the setting might be found by studying a car in the painting, or a woman’s dress, shoes, or jewelry; the color of her lipstick. My compositions can range from graphic-oriented realism with images rich in unmixed color and bound by hard edges, to true photorealism using original, staged photographs as source material. Staging the photograph for the painting reference is essential, as I rarely change anything throughout the painting process. Everything must be period correct.”

On his take for photorealism, he said, “I’m pulled to photorealism because it allows the viewer to notice things they wouldn’t notice in real time, especially with my detailed, large-scale works. A painting freezes movement, reflections. Photorealism is a well-suited vehicle for capturing moments that occur with little notice, but are nonetheless revealing in their narrative. My painting process forces me as the artist to look beyond the subject matter; to just let a face be a series of objects, or an object simply a block of color. In the end, the story will be seen and told.” 

Monday, July 22, 2013

The UFO House

There is this UFO house that has been built by 58-year-old Roberto Sanchez Rivera in Puerto Rico. He has been in building this house for 40 years. According to him, this house was built because of love but not literally because it is a sweet revenge against his ex-girlfriend whose mother told Rivera that he could never attain anything in life. He used to write love letters with UFO drawings to the girl when he was still courting her and told her that he would create his own UFO house. Because of this, he felt devastated and thought of contemplating suicide. But he was determined to make them feel sorry about what they did to him. This is why he studied industrial design and fine arts.

He decided to buy a lot that is near the highway so her ex-girlfriend wouldn't miss it once she passed by the highway. He bought the land in Puerto Rico for $95,000 in the year 2002 and built the UFO house in a few years which cost him $150,000. And would you believed that he got the revenge that he wanted to do with his ex-girlfriend? According to him, he received a call from the girl. She even had a tour in the UFO house while he was still working on it and ask him to get back together, but unfortunately Rivera is no longer interested with her. The UFO house has served its purpose.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tips to Improve Your Vocabulary

Many people are having a hard time in constructing a simple paragraph. This might be because they do not have a wide knowledge with those vocabulary words. In order for you to be able to improve your vocabulary, here are the tips that I can provide you.

1. Be a Wide Reader

You can read books, paperbacks, novels, magazines, newspapers, and other written materials where you can be able to meet new words. Through reading, you can be able to use those words that you have encounter when writing your own paragraphs.

2. Use the New Words in Sentences

When I was in high school,my mother advice me to buy a new notebook and list all of the words that are new to my vocabulary. And for every word that I wrote there, I need to construct two sentences in which the new word should be present. In this way, those words were able to retain on my mind.

3. Watch English Movies

I am very much fond of watching English movies. Somehow, they help me build my English 101. You are not only going to gain new words from these movies, you can also be able to improve your delivery of the English language. I still can remember when we have a debate in our English subject in school, one of the preparations that I made is watching a lot of English movies because I can be able to adapt the accent and tone used by each character when delivering their lines. Hopefully, these simple tips that I have provided you can help you so much.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Corrective Posture Measure

  1. Place feet parallel to one another, two inches apart.
  2. Balance weight evenly between feet, support it halfway between balls and heels of feet.
  3. Slightly flees knees.
  4. Place elbows slightly away from the body and gently bent.
  5. Release hands by sides with thumbs at sidearms Let your finger fall gently, curved.
  6. Contract buttocks by squeezing an imaginary coin between them.
  7. Tilt pelvis under.
  8. Tighten abdominal muscles by pulling up and in Lift chest high by taking a deep breath.
  9. Lengthen space between ribs and hips.
  10. Raise shoulders up, back and finally down and release.
  11. Straighten and lengthen spine and neck.
  12. Hold head high by imagining being lifted up from behind the ears.
  13. Hold chin at right angles to neck and parallel to the floor.

Friday, July 19, 2013

The 165 ft. Aquarium Fence!

Mehmet Ali Gökçeoğlu is a Turkish successful businessman and a topographical engineer who is known for his work of the most beautiful fence in the world in his home in Çeşme, Izmir. It was eight years ago when he decided to replace the metal fence in his home and decided to replace them with a 165 ft. of aquarium fence where hundreds of fishes, sea bream, sea bass, mullets, eels and octopuses live there.

The house is located near the Aegean Sea and many people and tourists are really mesmerized with the fence and many people really took time to look over the house but they are not drawn by the house itself but because of the beautiful and amazing aquarium fence.

He spend an approximately amount of 40,000 Turkish Lira ($21,000) for the completion of his aquarium fence and this includes hiring two private divers and gave them the task to connect the aquarium fence to the Aegean Sea connected by the 400-meter long buried pipeline. The purpose of connecting the aquarium with the sea is for the water to be changed continuously and make it look clean and of course to make the creatures in the aquarium happy.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Starting My Day With Tea!

I am not really used to drinking tea first thing in the morning. I prefer drinking coffee but this morning, I had a tea instead of coffee. I’ve heard that it was good for the body if you really want to stay healthy. And I really want to have a healthy diet and I will surely include this on my breakfast despite the fact that it taste bitter.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Catching Fire New Movie Poster Released!

Th second installment of the movie Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, has released new movie posters. The said movie stared by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and many more star-studded lineup of casts. Catching Fire will be released in theaters on Novermber 22. This will surely be another hit movie of the year.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Man Who Built His Own Castle

Serafin Villarán was an ordinary and a simple man who work as a welder in a company. He dreamed to have his own castle. This is why in 1977,at the age of 42,  he got an idea to built himself a fairy tale castle. He has some books of Spanish castles which he used as an inspiration and his imagination to construct his own castle which is now known as the Castillo de las Cuevas (Castle of Caves). His castle is located in Cebolleros, Burgos, in the northern part of Spain.

The castle is five storeys high. In 1998, Serafin Villarán died without even seeing his castle finished and he spend 20 years of his life constructing his castle. It may look like it is already finish in the exterior, but the interior needs more construction and finishing touches. This is why his daughter, Yolanda, and son Luis Sarafin spend €2,000 yearly for the continuous construction of the castle.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake In Australia

Lake Hillier is known as the Pink lake on the edge of Recherche Archipelago’s largest island, in Australia. From above the lake, it look like a a solid bubble gum pink. If you are an air passenger and you pass by the lake, you will surely going to crane your neck just to take a glimpse of the pink lake.

The first known evidence of the existence of the pink lake was dated back in 1802 in the journals of Matthew Flinders, a British navigator.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Most Awaited Movie This Year!

I have always been a movie addict and I never miss any opportunity when Hollywood films are being shown in theaters. Now, here is the list of movies that I really want to watch this quarter.


PERCY JACKSON: Sea of Monsters



Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hong Yi's Creative Food Art Work

Hong Yi is a popular Malasian artist and architect sells creative portraits using unconventional objects. On her recent art works, she used food to create art works. "My 'creativity with food' series has helped me push the limits of my creativity by forcing me to churn out new designs every day. It has taught me to not be too serious about what I do, but also to pay attention to detail and to work within the confines of a very small area. I've learned to slice, dice, stir, boil...who would have thought I'd need that for my art!"

Photos © Hong Yi

Friday, July 12, 2013

Benefits of Engaging With Sports

Playing with different kinds of sports helps us to relax and improve our endurance, it also keep us to stay fit and healthy. Basketball is well known sports around the world. NBA is the most popular basketball league that consists of men from different cities of America and country. And volleyball is getting its own lane now even with girls because it’s not that complicated to play and not very risky to play. More universities built a volleyball league for women to indulge them to sports, and have the chance to see their potential in playing volleyball, besides this sport has no many rules compare to basketball, that’s why women are more interested in playing and watching volleyball.

There are some organizations that indulge the youth in some sports. They’re giving out prizes to the group who will win the game. In some ways these organization are keeping the youth from other harmful vices. More youth nowadays are more open to the advanced technology that even their hobbies are getting advance too. Before, youth are playing hide and seek after school or go biking with their friends. But its different now, youth are more experimental and curious, they want to try and experiment even the most fastidious games and vices. And it’s very alarming. Let’s start at home; parents should indulge their children in some sports before they will engage their selves into harmful vices. Besides sports helps us to stay fit and strong, and make this as your bonding time with your family.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The First Apple Computer

The first apple computer, known a Apple 1, was introduced in the market by the Apple Computer Company  (now Apple Inc.) in the year 1976 and it is the first product of Apple Computer Company. It was personally designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs is Steve Wozniak's friend who suggested to sell the computer. To finance this creation, Steve Jobs sold his VW Microbus and Steve Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Alessandro Diddi: An Amazing 3D Artist!

3D drawings are always what amazes me. It definitely requires a great talent before you can be able to create a 3D image. But this Alessandro Diddi is an amazing artist that can make a drawing look like it leap off the page. According to him, he wanted to create drawings that will look like there are dimensions but they are not really there.

"When you understand the mechanism of the anamorphic design, you realize that putting together drawing like this is really not so difficult", Alessandro Diddi said. "My goal is always to create something new and original, which people will want to look at and feel intrigued by. By simply trying to combine my two passions: the freehand drawing and three-dimensional representation, I was able to come up with these different designs."

A Crown Ring Makes the Perfect Gift

There’s nothing like a fine piece of jewelry to brighten up someone’s day. From lavish necklaces to elegant pearls, jewelry sets are much adored and cherished for years to come. Whether for anniversaries or Valentine’s Day, jewelry is a true symbol of pure love and devotion. In recent years, the crown ring has also soared in global popularity. This exquisite item truly makes anyone feel like royalty. While some rings have gems as centerpieces, others feature dazzling emeralds. Nearly all crown rings are made from pure or mixed gold, and range in terms of carats and grams. If you want to make him or her feel special, this sparking item simply makes the perfect gift. 

Feel Like a King or Queen

These items are carefully crafted to ensure stunning visuals and features. They also range in size, and are available at fine jewelry shops. If you are pressed for time, simply check the Internet. The web features countless jewelry sites that specialize in unique and innovative rings. Most sites also offer discounts on bulk purchases and shipping. If you are tired of giving her simple roses and candy, gold rings will certainly make her feel like a queen. Similarly, gold rings for men will make them feel like majestic royalty. Before purchasing any ring or set, however, it is important to validate all information. This includes price, along with securing a certificate of authenticity. Sadly, there are unscrupulous sellers that will try and sell you fake or used items.

Cherish Your Relationship

A crown ring is more than a simple jewelry piece. It’s a way to express your love and commitment to your partner. If you cherish your relationship, you want to make sure your partner deserves the best. Whether for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays, gold rings are timeless and represent everlasting love. Whether you are the giver or recipient, you are assured true quality with every purchase. Not only are gold rings easy to maintain, they have tremendous value and are a worthwhile investment. To find the best rings for all occasions, simply visit the web or your local jewelry store. You can also speak to your friends and loved ones for more advice and tips.

San Antonio Zoo's Tow-Headed Turtle

This two-headed turtle is Thelma and Louise, named after the 1991 movie starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis about a female duo on the run. This turtle came to the San Antonio Zoo on June 18. The turtle is actually a pair of unseparated twins but still healthy. The turtle is only two-inches wide and its shell is only as wide as a penny.

Prison Hotel In Lativa

Have you ever wonder how to live in a prison? If you want to satisfy your curiosity, then have your vacation in Liepaja, Latvia where you can find the Karosta Prison which has been converted into a hotel. This prison was used as a Nazi and Soviet military prison for most of the 20th century. It is now one of the tourist attractions in Latvia.

Today, this Karosta Prison is now a hotel where people can experience to be treated as a prisoner. But guest should sign an agreement that they are willing to be treated like  a prisoner before entering the facility. You can tour around the facility and you will know the history of the place, visit the prison museum, and you can book your stay in a prison cell. In the prison cell, you can only find a an old mattress laid over wooden boards and you will be served prison food, and you will be treated by the guards with verbal abuse. Failure to comply with the rules in the facility will lead for punishments which includes physical exercise and cleaning work in the facility.

The Karosta Prison Hotel is open from May 1st to October 30th every year. If you will go there out of season, better to inform them first.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Mobile Home of Liu Lingchao

Everyone of us have our own way of living. Some people might want to settle in those mansions or hotel-types of houses, but there are people who prefer to live a simple life. I personally want to live in a house as long as I can call it HOME. But there is this man, Liu Lingchao, who prefer to live in his own mobile home.

He has been living in his mobile home for five years now. He carries his home everywhere he goes. His house is 1.5 meter wide and 2.2 meter high and weigh 60 kg, enough for him to have enough room for his travel needs. Liu Lingchao is a 38 year-old Chinese who came from Rong’an, Guangdong Province. He left his province to find work in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. In 2008, after being away from home after 20 years, he decided to go home through the means of walking with his mobile home. He collected plastic bottles and metal cans which he sold in order to earn a living while he is on his way home.

The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

No matter how painful the ending of this book, The Fault In Our Stars By John Green, for me, it is still worth reading. Because of this book, I was able to understand, if not totally, the situation of those cancer patients. It really made me cried river of tears and could you imagine me reading this book in the wee hours and crying like an idiot? But I really can't help myself especially in the scene where Isaac and Hazel had a eulogy for Augustus for his prefuneral.

If you are looking for a Young Adult book which is a happy ending fairy tale, then this book is not for you. But if you wanted to have a great read for a weekend, this is an ideal book for you to understand the world more on a deeper level. Because this is one of the books that made me realized a lot of things. But it really broke my heart when I was left hanging when I finished the book.

Eulogy of Hazel for Gus' Prefuneral (My Favorite Part)

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