Popcorn the bear wishing you a merry christmas

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 21.22

Popcorn is back for one more appearance before I move on to other projects.  Popcorn and his anonymous bear friend have been joined by a cute little duck to sing Christmas carols.  I wonder if they realize with one more character they could be Barbershop Quartet... Just sayin'.

If you guessed that these Christmas cards are for my friend Ruth you would be correct.  I took them to her on Tuesday and she was very excited to see her Popcorn cards. I think when all is said and done she will have about 12 cards; for some reason I manage to mess up one out of every four....

I used one of my favorite like of SEI Christmas papers on this card as well as a Stampin' Up stamp and punch.  I finished the card with ribbon and a button before adding pop dots to POP the bear image.

Don't forget that I have AMY CHOMAS sponsored blog candy to give away on Thursday.... Sign up under the blog hop post from Monday.  Also, do go by and check out all of Amy's amazing products.

The Wells

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 17.04

A Barrel Cactus at my work

Today I am feeling exhausted and sick.  I just want to sleep.  So here are the latest things that are happening around the property and in my travels.  We've firmed up our plans for Brazil this summer exploring the Iguazu Falls, the Pantanal, and the Amazon rain forest....so I'll be updating daily when we are there in June/July if we have the internet connections.  I'll be purchasing a new camera soon to take some amazing shots on our trip....I can't wait to get my hands on a REAL camera.  I had been using other people's cameras and I have the one now that films....but that is completely different from a good camera.  The pics you see on this blog today are from my current camera.  It takes okay pics.  Anyhow, I also wanted to update on the wells around the trees....here are several angles and pics:)

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Priyanka gives it back!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 13.00

If you are planning to send Priyanka Chopra rude and nasty messages on her Twitter account, beware! The actress will snap at you.

PC, who considers her followers on the site to be extended family, believes in giving it back when the situation demands.

She says, "I give it back to them. It's good fun. I don't usually block anyone right away. But if the person is consistently annoying, he's off my list!"

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No negatives roles for me says Imran Khan

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.58

Imran Khan has said no to Dibakar Banerjee's next because the director offered him a negative role. After the dismal performance of Luck and Kidnap, Imran doesn't want to do any negative roles.

Not at the moment anyway. The success of I Hate Luv Storys has given him the confidence to take on more romantic comedies and loverboy roles. Abhay Deol is now doing the part.

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Aamir and Sunil spotted at airport

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.57

Our photog snapped Aamir Khan and Sunil Shetty emerging from the 'Arrival' lobby at Mumbai airport.

While AK was returning from Delhi after showing his film Peepli [Live] to the Prime Minister, Anna had flown home from Canada where he'd been shooting for Thank You.

Ever notice how happy people look when they are returning to their home city?

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It wasn't me!: Karan Johar

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.53

Karan Johar was highly amused at a recent report which spoke about him making Kareena Kapoor wear 'chaddis' in his next film with her and Imran Khan.

"Darling, do you think I am so tacky as to ever use the word chaddi anywhere, forget making my heroines wear things like that?" No darling, we know you don't.

The politically correct and ever-diplomatic KJo will never use rude slang. EVER.

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Kajol had two screenings of We Are Family

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.51

Over the weekend, Kajol had two screenings of her upcoming film, We Are Family. Husband Ajay Devgn was missing, though.

Sussanne Roshan was seen at the screening. Arjun Rampal came after the screening with wife Mehr as did WAF director Siddharth Malhotra.

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Ranbir Kapoor on the sets of Rockstar in Prague - Photos

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.42

Ranbir Kapoor and the Rockstar unit are in Prague shooting for a song. The song has been shot with a local dance group. It shows the actor dancing with gypsies. He has also shot with a carnival group. Incidentally, director Imtiaz Ali likes to bring in local flavour in all his films.
Newcomer Nargis Fakhri would be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in this movie. The unit of “Rockstar” recently shot in Prague. While it’s but obvious that Ranbir Kapoor plays the “Rockstar” in the film, however in these images he looks far from being one. Maybe it’s yet another story of a small town boy going on to becoming a “Rockstar”.

Ranbir Kapoor on the sets of upcoming new movie "Rockstar" in Prague

Rockstar wallpapers

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Sonakshi Sinha promoting Dabangg in Pune S.G.S Mall - Photos

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.41

Sonakshi Sinha promoting Dabangg in Pune S.G.S Mall
Sonakshi Sinha promoting Dabangg
Sonakshi Sinha

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Bipasha's new freebie policy

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.39

Bipasha Basu, who was just seen in 'Lamhaa' and is also doing a film on honour killings, feels issue-based films should be made with small budgets to make them "commercially viable" and stars shouldn't charge any fee to work in them.

"Don't charge any money for working in such (issue-based) films. It's the only way to make issue-based films commercially viable," said Bipasha, whose 'Lamhaa' dealt with the problems in Kashmir. But it couldn't earn enough profits at the box office.

"After 'Lamhaa' I am tempted to tell a committed filmmaker like Rahul Dholakia to make out-and-out commercial films. Or if you make a film on a social issue then make sure it doesn't go over-budget.

"It's shameful that 'Lamhaa' was so costly. If it was made for Rs.4 crore, it would have been a hit. When a mainstream actor does a film on a social cause, it should be done free of cost as a sign of commitment to society," she added.

Bips will soon be seen in another issued-based film called 'Aakrosh' about honour killings. She plays a schoolteacher in a tradition-bound village and wonders how audiences would react to the movie.

"The social issue, honour killings, is treated like a thriller. Even 'Lamhaa' was treated like a thriller. But how many people went to see it?"

One of the main reasons to sign the film was to get rid of the glamour girl image, says Bipasha.

"For me, the interesting part of doing 'Aakrosh' was to see how far I can get away from my glamorous image. I discovered it was easy for me to do real characters. The director Priyadarshan is a delight to work with. And my co-star is Ajay Devgn who is a good dependable actor. I've another film 'Mr Fraud' with Ajay directed by Abbas-Mustan which got stuck. I don't know if that will ever release."

She will be spending a lot of time in Goa in the coming weeks. First, she will shoot her fitness video on the beaches quickly before winter sets in. Then she will shoot a remix of title song for Rohan Sippy's 'Dum Maro Dum'.

The copyright issues with Dev Anand and his film 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' have apparently been sorted out. Pritam Chakraborty is all set to record a new version of the Asha Bhosle classic.

To some extent 'Dum Maro Dum' too touches on a social evil - it takes up the issue of drugs.

"I can't talk about it right now. But when it happens it will happen. Give it another two weeks," said Bipasha.

Talking about her fitness video, she said: "I want it to be shot outdoors in Goa. Winter gets too crowded. And I've a film to shoot in September. So I've to rush the video. I am going crazy doing my calorie counts. This time I've no team. I am doing everything on my own. It's a little boring to do it by myself. But I've always been a loner."

And, yes, all is well between Bipasha and John Abraham.

"If god forbid, anything were to go wrong between me and John, he would be the loser, not me."

John apparently has plans to insure his body parts, but Bipasha isn't doing any such thing.

"I'm a body person and I am definitely into fitness. But I'd never insure any body part. He's welcome to do what he likes. I just want to know which insurance company is insuring his derriere."

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Malaika’s Million Euro Bustier

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.39

Item girl and actress Malaika Arora Khan will dazzle in a diamond-studded bustier costing a million euros when she walks the ramp as a showstopper for a jewellery store in the capital Wednesday.
The bustier is crafted from over 500 carats of the finest Belgian diamonds, said a statement from ORRA, the jewellery store.

Apart from Malaika, popular models like Carol Gracias, Indrani Dasgupta and Krishna Somani will be showcasing the jewellery, crafted by ORRA's design centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Antwerp and Mumbai.

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Ash-Abhi skip ‘Raavan’ screening in Venice

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.37

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan won't be able to attend the screening of their film ‘Raavan’ at the upcoming 67th Venice Film Festival, due to prior commitments with their brand endorsements.

‘Raavanan’ and ‘Raavan’ - the Tamil and the Hindi versions of the Mani Ratnam film - and Anurag Kashyap's ‘That Girl In Yellow Boots’ will be screened at the festival, starting September 1.

"Aishwarya and Abhishek are not going for the Venice Film Festival as reported in some media outlets. The festival falls on the same dates on which they have previously committed. Aishwarya is going for an event for Longines (as she is the brand ambassador), while Abhishek will be busy with a shoot for Omega in Italy," said a source close to the actors.

"There are other film festivals too - Doha and Pusan - where Abhishek and Aishwarya are being invited, to showcase their film or even for individual honours. But the duo will decide which ones to attend according to their schedules," added the source.

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Al Mare

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 10.04

Lady GaGa: Childhood & Early Career

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 08.38

Lady GaGa was born in Yonkers, New York. Her parents are Italian and she attended a private school, the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart. Previous pupils of the school include Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Caroline Kennedy.

She started to learn piano as a young child and wrote her first ballad when she was 13 years old. By 14, she was performing at open mic nights and at 17, she earned early admission as a music student to the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. She is one of only 20 people in the world to have ever done so.

Lady GaGa performed in a number of bands, such as SGBand and Mackin Pulsifer, playing venues on the Lower East Side. She soon decided to break away from rock 'n' roll music, and began performing in burlesque shows.

Lady GaGa got her name when the producer Rob Fusari compared her vocal style to that of Freddie Mercury and took the nickname from the Queen song 'Radio GaGa'. It was Fusari that helped her to write some of her early hits, including 'Disco Heaven', 'Dirty Ice Cream' and 'Beautiful, Dirty, Rich'.

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Popcorn the bear wishing a happy birthday

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 08.28

Popcorn the bear is back to wish you a happy birthday!  This little cutie is going to my friend Ruth as part of her series of bear cards.  I created two similar versions of this card, each using core'dination cardstock and my Stampin' Up punches.

The packages were time consuming to color with my Copic markers, but were actually a great coloring exercise.  I learned a lot about what my markers can and cannot do.  I really enjoyed the plaid package - easy to do one color at a time.  I used my white gel pen to add the dots to the blue package.

I added a small Party Time phrase to the front of the card using a stamp that came with the Popcorn set and Stampin' Up ink and oval punch.  I finished the oval with dots and dashes in white pen.

I finished off the bottom edge with a Stampin' Up border punch and a bit of lime green ribbon.  I actually made two versions of this card and did not use floral print ribbon on the other card.  I was hoping that the floral ribbon feminized this card a bit.

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 07.10


Selamat Malam Dunia Maya *khusus Indonesia*

Saat lulus dari SMA *elehh.. sekarang aja masih SMP* aku gak pernah berfikir mau kuliah dimana. Ku juga gak pernah berimpian untuk kuliah di Universitas yang berlabelkan "TERBAIK". Hanya saja setelah mendapatkan info dari temanku di FB akhirnya aku sedikit tertarik dengan Universitas bergelarkan "terbaik dari segala terbaik" *emangnya ada gelar kayak gitu?* yang ada di Amerika Serikat *Amerika lagi.. Amerika lagi.. Enda tuh bosan harus ke Amerika terus.. -ngayal.com-*. Untuk lebih jelaskan baca Info yang berhasil qu kumpulkan dari berbagai sumber.

Happy reading...!!

HARVARD UNIVERSITY (dalam bahasa Indonesia disebut juga dengan sebutan UNIVERSITAS HARVARD) merupakan universitas swasta yang terletak di Cambridge, Massachusetts, Amerika Serikat dan anggota Ivy League dan merupakan universitas terbaik didunia. Bahkan salah satu Artis Bule Indonesia yaitu Cinta Laura rela melepaskan karirnya jika dia diterima di Harvard. Wooww!! berarti Hebat banget donk.
Universitas ini memiliki Motto "Veritas : Kebenaran".

Oke mari kita belajar sedikit tentang sejarah Harvard ini. Universitas ini didirikan pada tanggal 8 september 1636 dan merupakan perguruan tinggi tertua di AS. Tahukah kalian sebelum bernama "Harvard University" universitas ini bernama "New College", Kemudian namanya berubah lagi menjadi "Harvard College" pada tanggal 13 Maret 1639 untuk menghormati penyumbang besarnya, John Harvard, seorang mantan mahasiswa Universitas Cambridge.

Universitas Harvard ini merupakan salah satu universitas paling bergengsi di dunia dan mempunyai pendapatan terbesar di antara universitas-universitas di seluruh dunia, lho *hebatttt!!* . Jumlah pendapatannya adalah sebesar US$22,6 Miliar pada tahun 2204*sebenarnya Enda gak tau berapa jumlah sebenarnya dalam hitungan rupiah. tapi yang pasti karena ada kata "miliar"-nya berarti sudah jelas nilainya sangat besar donk*

Dan kini Universitas Harvard memiliki 9 fakultas diantaranya sebagai berikut :

    • Harvard College, merupakan bagian pancasarjana (1636)
    • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences(1872)
    • Harvard Division of Continuing Education, termasuk Harvard Extension School dan Harvard Summer School
  • Fakultas Kedokteran, termasuk Harvard Medical School (1782) dan Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1867)
  • Harvard Divinity School (1816)
  • Harvard Law School (1817)
  • Harvard Business Scholl (1908)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design (1914)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education (1920)
  • Harvard School of Public Health (1922)
  • Kennedy School of Government (1936)

Nah berikut ini beberapa Alumni Harvard dari Indonesia :
  • Agus Yudhoyono, Putra Presiden kita (pak SBY)
  • Billy Andreas, Ahli hukum Dunia *keren*
  • Brilly Kristian, Ahli kesehatan Amerika
  • Charles Himawan, Dosen Fakultas Hukum UI
  • Della Hartati, Ahli hukum Amerika
  • Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, Menteri kesehatan RI *kirain Endang Astiana. hohohohoo..*
  • Hans Gunawan, Mantan Direktur Indosat
  • Kelvin Wirawan, ahli hukum dunia
  • Matius Kartawidjaja, Ahli ekonomi Dunia
  • Endang Astiana Zainal *hehheeheh.. yang ini bohong loh.. secara qu kan masih SMP, yahh... mungkin lebih tepatnya calon kali ya.. -readers :"idih pede-nya-*

Bonus dari Saya :
Lambang-lambang anggota Ivy League :


Inilah dia kemewahan dari Kantin Harvard.






Nah, ini baru kantinnya. Belum lagi ruangan-ruangan yang ada didalamnya seperti Perpustakaan, Labolatorium, dll.

Ini dia perpustakaannya. Wauwww... sangat tenang!!

Oke semoga membantu.