Saturday, 29 December 2012

Gravity by Melissa West: Book Trailer and review

Gravity (The Taking, #1)
I didn't have very high hopes about this book but I thought I needed a break from vampires and paranormal and reading about aliens + dystopia was a welcome change.

The book kept getting more and more interesting and although the idea of "The taking"  was really frightening and the use of violence didn't appeal to me I think the author was trying to make a point. I will definitely read the second book of this trilogy (oh not another trilogy again!).

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Jim Thompson House & Museum in Bangkok,Thailand

I love visiting house museums wherever I go,there is something special about seeing the place where people used to live.In Bangkok one of the most popular places for tourists, but not so crowded that you can't  enjoy it, is the house and museum of Jim Thompson.

In order to get there, take the skytrain to National Stadium and follow the signs, it's in a side street but it's really easy to find and you can always ask local people.There are guided tours in several languages every day from 9:00 to 17:00 and although taking photographs inside the house is not allowed I took some nice pictures of the gardens and the house from the outside.

By Tuk Tuk


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

666 Park Avenue last episodes

According to ABC the final four episodes of 666 Park Avenue will air next summer. I have just finished reading the novel by Gabriella Pierce and I must say that although I found the book entertaining I liked the TV show much more, it's a pity it's been cancelled, but audiences rule the world of TV series.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas all over the world

Around the globe people are wishing each other Merry Christmas.

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt
Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Kurdish: Serî sallî nwê pîroz
Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar
Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
Papiamento: Bon Pasco
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian: Z Rizdvom Khrystovym or S rozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye'dun! 


Thanks to Santa's Net for this information.



Thursday, 20 December 2012

Japanese Restaurant

This photo was taken in Kuala Lumpur at the Berjaya Times Square Shopping Centre. Believe or not all the food is made of plastic and it still looks delicious if you love Japanese food.
by Foodie

Monday, 17 December 2012

Kaleido Trays by Clara von Zweigbergk

This is not a "learn your shapes " activity for toddlers but a unique design that will certainly  find entertaining  once all the food is gone.Clara von Zweigbergk is a Danish designer that works for HAY

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fringe : Exacting Revenge

Lacoste Polo of the Future

Don't you miss Summer?

I was just surfing the net and a found  this Summer shoes website and I have just realized that even though Winter is not really here yet I already miss Summer.


Dean & DeLuca Christmas Catalog

If you don't feel like cooking here is the best recipe for Christmas meals: Dean and DeLuca Catalog

Tom Fruin: Watertower

If you a visiting New York for Christmas you should not miss the monumental water tower sculpture by Brooklyng artist.Tom Fruin , or just see it right know thanks to the live cam.

The artist explains part of his work.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Fringe: Black Blotter promo

Japanese Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

The young architect Kumiko Inui together with Akihisa Irata,Sou Fujimoto and Toyu Ito was responsible for this year's Japanese pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.The pavilion was awarded the "Leone D'oro".

Friday, 7 December 2012

Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year, #1) Althea doesn't seem to fit anywhere. She has no friends whatsoever, her classmates look right through her and her parents barely acknowledge her presence.She feels awkward and lonely, completely different from the people around her : a wallflower with some weird perks.


Then she meets Lucas, a boy just like her and the two of them find out that to everything there is a season 

This would be  a typical teenage story if it didn't involve an alien invasion, mind control, fantasy and a dystopian society which makes the book different and  interesting.



I like Althea and her mixed feelings, she doesn't know how to handle the situation but  eventually she manages to cope with everything. Lucas , however, is much more confident and apparently finds it easier to deal with what they find out.But they belong together, they need each other after being alone and feeling lonely  for many years.


I think this is the kind of book that could make a great movie.There is mystery, action and romance and the plot is entertaining.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Reached : Book Trailer



Ally Condie's " Reached " playlist

 1. "Save the World"
 2. "Glittering Clouds (Locusts)" by Imogen Heap. 
 3. "Red" by Natalie Walker.
 4. "Birds of Prey" by Christina Aguilera. 
 5. "All the Rowboats" by Regina Spektor. 
 6. "Half-Light II" by Arcade Fire.
 7. "Death to My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen. 
 8. "9 Crimes" by Damien Rice. 
 9. "The Water is Wide" by Steven Sharp Nelson.
 10. "Be Still" by The Killers. 
 11. "You Picked Me" by A Fine Frenzy. 
 12. "Land of Hope and Dreams" by Bruce Springsteen. 
 13. "Stay Young, Go Dancing" by Death Cab for Cutie.

The Vampire Diaries : 4x08 promo

The more I like Damon the less I like Stefan.

Turner Prize 2012 : Elizabeth Price

Video artist Elizabeth Price has won the Turner Prize with a film about a terrible fire in Manchester in 1979.

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