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  • Understanding Why Some People Just Can’t Let Go of a Bad Habit

    Date: 2017.04.14 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    Habit is something that develops over time. You keep on doing this action up until you start doing it without even noticing it. Sadly, not all habits are good. If you have developed a bad habit, letting go of it could be a huge problem.

    This is true especially for impulsive shoppers. If you are one of them, you will definitely have a hard time changing ways. You keep on buying things you don’t need. You spend your money on things that are way beyond what you can afford. The worst part is that there are other things you need to pay for. You are barely making ends meet, but you are still obsessed in shopping.

    Why is this happening? 

    You face this problem because you allow yourself to do it. The same thing applies to all other vices including gambling, smoking and drinking. Unless you find a motivation to change your habit, you will keep doing it.

    For shopping problems, the best thing to do is to always take a look at the amount that you are yet to pay. You might have unpaid debts that keep on growing because of the interest rates. You might even have a lot of problems at home that are not taken care of.

    For instance, you have been facing a recurring plumbing problem, and you are not doing anything to fix it. You make sacrifices on basic things you need at home just because you want to go shopping.

    Don’t let your brain play with you. These are not problems that were caused by external factors. You can always find a way to fix the problem. You just have to be focused on solving it.

    Stop the foolishness now 

    If you have shopping problems, it is time to do something about it. You must have a rule that you can only shop if you have enough money left. This means that if you have plumbing problems at home, you have to call Sam Dunn plumbing first and solve this problem. If you have other debts that are yet to be paid, you have to pay them first.

    Once you think you have enough money left, it is the only time for you to go on shopping. Most of all, you have to shop for items that you need and not for items that you want. Don’t compare yourself with people at work who have enough money to afford branded items. Perhaps, they have other sources of income or they are married to a rich person. Even if you are earning the same amount of money, you are not the same in terms of finances. You must not compare yourself with them and desire to have whatever they own. You will just lose in the end.

    You deserve a reward for your hard work. Just remember that this reward must not be at the expense of other payments that are more important. There are ways to be rewarded without sacrificing your monthly budget plan.

     

  • HBO’s Westworld – An Interesting Look at Humans and Artificial Intelligence

    Date: 2016.11.17 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    robot-507811_960_720A few days ago, I saw HBO’s new episode teaser for their original sci-fi series Westworld. Last Monday a new episode came out. My friends encouraged me to check it out because of my interest in human behavior as well as science fiction. So I decided to jump in the bandwagon and see things for myself. Before I started to watch the show, I already researched about the general plot since the first trailer didn’t give much idea on the plot of the series. In my research, I found out that it’s about this futuristic world where people apparently want to go get lost in this park filled with AI dressed in cowboy or cow girl costumes.

    An Intriguing Storyline

    The story revolves around this park designed by a couple of writers, programmers and Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins). According to some of the character narrations, the park has been around for 30 years. The robots are programmed to exhibit human behavior. They are called the hosts, while the park visitors are called the newcomers. The newcomers get to decide what they want to do with the hosts. All of the hosts are at their disposal. It’s more like an adult theme park where anyone can pretend to be anyone. The humans and robots are so alike you barely notice the difference except when someone decides to go on a shooting spree.

    A Lot of Questions

    While the show casts popular names like Anthony Hopin, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris, the story itself is pretty interesting and I would like to see it would pan out. I guess the mystery behind the plot is the whole history of the park. Each of the characters is so intriguing you end up second-guessing them every time the screen blacks out. Like the Man in Black who has such obsession in finding the entry to the Maze and Bernard Lowe who’s conflicted between his feelings towards the differences between the AI and humans. I’d also like to know how the different character arcs would merge in the long run, most especially the developers and the board members who are not shown in the series yet.

    I have already prepared a list of questions about the show like: what prompted the development of such technology in the first place? Whatever happened to the world in that period that drove Dr. Ford to conceptualize the AI and the park? I am also quite interested how much people pay to go to the park.

    So far, the story reveals that some of the newcomers visit the park because it’s the only place they get to feel thrilled when they are inside the park. Some of them enjoy pillaging and murdering, while others embrace the culture of the old west. Others come to escape from their uncertain realities, which is quite ironic in a sense. The show continues to gain more audiences worldwide since a lot of reviews refer to it as the new Game of Thrones. I look forward to watch how they’d use human behavior as a basis for their story.

    I was so engrossed with the updates and progress of the story, that I almost forgot my mom wanted me to check on professional plumber Para Hills at http://www.samdunnplumbing.com.au/para-hills/. Now, it’s back to reality for me.

  • Benefits of Buying Musical Instruments from a Music Store Over Buying It Elsewhere

    Date: 2016.08.26 | Category: Music, Other News | Response: 0

    If you are planning to buy a new musical instrument then your best option would be buying it from an actual musical instruments store since you will actually be able to get a lot of benefits from it compared to when you buy a new musical instrument from someone or privately since there are actually a lot of risks from it like you can never be sure if that is an authentic instrument, and most importantly, you will not be able to be sure if that was made out of quality materials. And that is why on this post, you will be aware of those benefits that you will get if you will buy from an actual musical instruments store.

    So the first benefit that you will get is that you will be able to have a lot of choices since they have most brands of the musical instruments that are in stock which means that you will really be able to compare the musical instruments right there and then, in front of you. Also, you have a lot of choices, and most of the time you will be able to get what you are looking for since they have their own suppliers and they may be able to find a way to get what you want, like when you are looking for a specific make and model of an instrument that they do not have in their store, but they know that one of their suppliers have it.

    Another benefit that you will be able to get is that you can take advantage of ongoing promos or a sale or exclusive offers, more especially with clearance sale that you will be able to take advantage of having a lower price of the instrument that you have been eyeing for a long time now.

    And the best thing about it is that you will be able to speak with actual person or people who really know what instrument would be best for you, especially if you are still a newbie. Like for example if you are looking for a particular drum set then the best thing that you could do is go to actual drum stores Adelaide at http://www.globalmusicrevolution.com.au/drum-store/ so that you will be able to speak with a live person who can tell you most of the advantages and disadvantages of that particular instrument that you are planning to buy which means that you will be able to compare other instruments from their store so that you will be able to find the right match for you.

     

    Therefore if you are going to buy a new musical instrument, especially if it’s for yourself then it would be best if you will go to an actual musical instrument store so that you will be able to have a lot of choices, then you can also check out their promos or any exclusive offers that they can give you and most especially you will be able to speak with a live person that can guide you in buying from their store for a specific musical instrument that you have been wanting to buy.

  • Use a Military Bag at School- It’s Ok to be a Nerd

    Date: 2015.04.08 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    istock_kidsThere are a lot of regular school bags to choose from. As long as you’re comfortable with the bag that you use, then go for it. If it can contain everything that you need at school, then nothing should stop you from using it. However, if you are branded as the nerdy guy at school, then don’t try to step out of that image. In fact, you can even prove them they are right and you are cool with it. If you are the type who loves reading and is always on top of the class, then don’t have second thoughts in bringing a huge bag. If it can fit in all your books and you are happy with it, then go for it.

    In this case, you might want to try a military bag. Yes, no one really uses this at school. Most kids would go for bags with their favorite cartoon characters on the cover. Some others would go for bags that are trendy. If you want comfort and convenience, then go for military bags. They are huge enough to fit in everything that you need. If you go for a military rucksack, you might think it is too big for you. However, it can be adjusted to your size.

    The advantages

    When you use a rucksack, you are assured that all your items can be kept in place. The bag can contain all the necessary items and you can even organize them according to your management style. There are also smaller compartments if you wish to include smaller items inside. Bringing the bag wherever you go is also an easy task. Therefore, you won’t feel any problem dealing with it.

    Expect the stares

    Well, the moment you enter the school with such a huge bag, you can expect people to look at you. If you are fine with being the nerdy guy, then go for it. They can’t do anything about it anyway. If they notice you because of that bag, then it is even better for you. They will just get used to it. You can just smile and be brave with your beautiful bag. If you really want to buy a new Military rucksack, then find more military rucksacks choices and buy one right away.

  • Dog Health Care: A List Style

    Date: 2015.02.20 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    Dog-Health-CareCelebrities have their own names in showbiz. As their viewers and fans, we get updates from them about what films or television series they are in, or what’s happening in their daily lives. They are the center of attraction of almost everyone. They can be seen in movies and television for their shows, and magazines, newspapers and billboards for their advertisements. Whether they do good or bad things to affect their reputation, they still make it to the news everyday. Whatever activities they do, everyone knows them. When these celebrities fall in love or fall out of love, it becomes the biggest news to gossip about. And when it comes to their pets, they also become instant celebrities as well.

    For other celebrities, they just want to have a pet or two to have some company whenever they are not busy. They become a part of their owner’s life and are also considered as part of the family. Their owner-and-pet relationship sometimes being close that their owners make sure that their pets are having the best experience in terms of care and pampering. However, no matter how much they take care of pets, especially if these are breeds that shed a lot, there are times when their hairs are all over the place.

    Wherever they go or stay, dogs may leave hairs on the floor, couches, pillows, and everywhere else. It may be normal to dogs to scatter their hairs all over the place, but still their owners might have a hard time to take care of the mess. To remedy this, celebrities turn to http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-vacuum-for-pet-hair.

    When it comes to their pet’s food, owners are selecting the best. They make sure that the dog food is perfect for their dogs and nutritious as well. Since the owners are celebrities, they can buy better dog food for pit bulls at  http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-dog-food-for-pitbulls. They can get more supply to make sure that their pets have enough food for the day or even for a week. This way if they are busy with their work for a long time, their pets will not go hungry and still have the vitamins and nutrients they need.

    Dogs are smart, that they can pick their favorite dog food. If that is the case, owners can at least have some sample dog food first, and if their pets liked it, they can consider buying for them.

  • Why Venezuela Remains a Pageant Powerhouse

    Date: 2015.02.09 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    With several major international crowns in its bag, Venezuela is definitely the reigning powerhouse in pageants. In fact, it success is not just in recent years. It has constantly done well throughout the entire history of pageantry. Every year, people look forward to the new representatives of Venezuela. In fact, each year, the Miss Venezuela pageant runs for at least 3 hours. However, it still rakes a huge TV rating. Given its success, what are the secrets of this pageant powerhouse?

    1. Venezuelans take pageants seriously. It is just like how Americans look at basketball or Chinese take gymnastics. Venezuelan beauties dream to become queens at a very young age. Their parents hone them to become beauty queens. When they reach their teenage years, they start going to beauty schools and learn how to be a true beauty queen.
    2. The Miss Venezuela organization headed by Osmel Souza is really strict in determining the winner. They also let the girls go through a very serious and daunting series of tasks before the coronation night. There are pasarela (catwalk) trainings, communication skills development, personality development trainings and many others. They even go through surgeries whenever necessary. They also have rigorous training in time for international pageants.
    3. Venezuela is a very poor country despite being rich in oil deposits. Families see their daughters as their only hope out of poverty. This is why they take pageants seriously. They want to make sure that their daughters end up winning a crown. No matter what it takes, they stand behind their daughters. It is also a way of making them divert their attention from a very sad and poor environment to something happy and more beautiful.

    This year, Venezuela is once again up for a serious competition. With Migbelis Castellanos competing in Miss Universe, a back to back victory might once happen. If you wish to see pageants or concerts live, you might want to book your ticket now via http://www.floridageorgialinezone.com/.

  • Justin Moore: 2014 ACM Awards Nominee

    Date: 2015.02.09 | Category: Music, Other News | Response: 0

    Held annually, the 49th ACM Awards will be hosted by Blake Shelton (four time ACM Awardee) and Luke Bryan (2013 ACM Entertainer of the Year). A lot of top stars in country music are set to attend and the audience can expect great performances from great artists on April 6. The show will be aired via CBS.

    Justin Moore has been nominated for this year in the ‘New Artist of the Year’ Category. Fans are eagerly anticipating a win for their country music idol but Justin Moore may or may not be dwelling on this thought too much. He is currently busy fulfilling tour performance dates. The past weeks, he was in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. Before the Awards night, he will be performing at Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. Fans may arrange for concert tickets at http://www.musotickets.com/justin-moore-concert-tickets-tour-dates/.

    Justin Moore is from Poyen, Arkansas. He left his home to finally pursue his love for music. He moved to Nashville. Longing for home and for his mom’s own cooking, the budding artist found inspiration to write ‘Small Town USA’, a true home hitter. Many music fans connected well to his message on the simplicity and good spirit of small-town living.  This style and spirit of writing music landed his singles on top spots and rankings; and if he maintains this sincere and authentic approach, he may dominate the charts for a long time.

    Truthfully, Justin Moore isn’t ashamed of his roots. Others view small town life as backward and ‘prison-like’ but Justin enjoys the spirit of simplicity. This simplistic approach to music making and performing has caught the eyes and hearts of music lovers everywhere. In the few years that Moore has been in the music industry, his fan base has widely grown. People are tired of show-offs and ‘fakeness’, and Justin is far from that.

    As to his skill and performance level, there is nothing substandard about it. Justin has proven himself to be a very talented artist. Landing number one spots for his songs like ‘Small Town USA’ proves he is an artist to watch out for. He will only get better. To date, he has had 8 certified top hits, and many other songs on the Top 10 charts.

  • Bruno Rocks MANILA!

    Date: 2015.02.08 | Category: Music, Other News | Response: 0

    Like the first visit of Bruno Mars back in 2011, the March 22 performance of Bruno and his crew was a great success. Filipino fans trooped to the Mall of Asia Arena and they were not disappointed. Bruno performed in front of a standing room only crowd; the place was really filled. That all tickets were sold out weeks ago didn’t stop Filipinos from seeing their beloved music idol perform live on stage.

    Bruno promised to return ‘very, very soon’, and fans will once again hold him to that. Well, he kept his 2011 promise of return, so Filipinos will just have to wait when his next visit would be scheduled again.

    The Philippine stopover was part of Bruno’s ‘Moonshine Jungle’ Tour, which promotes his latest album of the same name.

    Bruno is half-Filipino and he mentions that performing on Philippine soil meant so much to him. Being Filipino and seeing ‘his people’ right in front of him made his performing take on a deeper meaning. Bruno’s mother, Bernadette Hernandez (who passed away already) is pure Filipino and had only moved to Honolulu in her childhood.

    Bruno (Peter Gene Hernandez by birth) treated his fans to a rendition of his 2010 hit song “Just the Way You Are.” A favorite song in the Philippines, rare would be a person in the country who wouldn’t know the melody and the lyrics (especially of the chorus) of that song.

    Bruno thanked his fans who were really attentive and supportive all thru the night. Clearly, the twenty-eight year old Grammy Award-winning artist did all to please his Filipino fans. All through the night, Bruno would make reference to his Fil-Am ancestry. The concert delivered sixteen songs and Bruno rendered a mix from all of his albums (‘Doo-Woops & Hooligans’, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’). Mars sang ‘Moonshine’ first, then followed on with ‘Natalie’ and ‘Treasure’. He performed his own version of ‘Billionaire’, a hit song of Travie McCoy, which Bruno actually co-wrote with him. He also sang ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, a 1960’s song.

    Bruno will be performing in other parts of Asia. See http://www.musotickets.com/bruno-mars-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

  • Blake Shelton Nominations Are In!

    Date: 2015.02.07 | Category: Creativity, Life, Music, Other News | Response: 0

    Blake-Shelton-CountryMusicIsLoveBlake Shelton is a hard worker, an excellent hard-worker, and it’s good that he is getting recognition for it. It’s only right to affirm all the great things and achievements Blake has been accomplishing. He is a big asset to the country music industry.

    For many seasons on the TV reality singing show “The Voice”, Blake has been mentoring aspiring music artists. He has helped launched the careers of three winning contestants on the show, showing support for them in every way that a mentor can show support. He has helping these budding artists gain exposure by bringing them into his tours and show appearances. Check http://www.musotickets.com/blake-shelton-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

    The Academy of Country Music has taken notice and has included him as a fellow nominee (along with his wife, Miranda Lambert!) in the “Entertainer of the Year” category. He is also nominated along with Taylor Swift, George Strait, and Luke Bryant.

    iHeartRadio will have its first ever Music Awards and nominations have been announced. Last March 26 Channel Communications mentioned those nominated in the country genre: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, newcomer Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and no other than Blake Shelton!

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards is not genre specific, it will give recognition to several styles and categories of music during the awards; but a specific award will be given for country music- ‘Country Song of the Year’.

    For ‘Country Song of the Year’, the following songs have been nominated: “That’s My Kind of Night” (Luke Bryan), “Highway Don’t Care” (Tim McGraw &Taylor Swift), “It Goes Like This” (Thomas Rhett), and two songs by dear Blake Shelton- “Boys ‘Round Here” and  “Mine Would Be You”.

    Winners will be decided purely by fan polls, two rounds of voting will be conducted; this will continue until April 25. Cast your vote at iHeartRadio.com/awards.  All nominees are actually ‘winners’ in a sense, they hold special recognition for being the firsts of all succeeding nominees in years to come.

    Catch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1. The three-hour event will be broadcasted lived via NBC.

    Awarding starts at 7P.M., central time.

  • Katy Perry’s on Tour Again!

    Date: 2015.02.04 | Category: Other News | Response: 0

    tumblr_ni0gxe6qKf1qj2q0yo1_1280Fans are surely excited about Kat’s upcoming tour, it’s just around the corner! In promotion of her latest album, ‘Prism’, a May 2014 ‘Prismatic World Tour’ is scheduled in many countries. The international concert series will start off in the United Kingdom. Check  Katy Perry Zone for more info.

    Not only is Katy busy with vocal and dance preparations, wardrobe planning has always a big take on her schedule. She puts as much importance on what she does as on what she wears. She truly is a star in every sense.

    When it comes to her wardrobe and costumes, Wujek is her partner. Their minds just do well together, their creativity brings out costumes that really appeal to fans that come and see her perform. Wujek says Katy is very much part of the conceptualization, she gives out a vision, a theme, a certain look. After that, Wujek works on putting materials together in order to make her vision come alive. Production meetings are always collaborated on, successfully, obviously.

    In a recent interview with Lucky Mag, Katy talked aboout her wardrobe choices and preparations, it’s no wonder that with every sighting of her, a talk about her clothes always buzzes around. Katy is very versatile, always reinventing herself, never ceasing to amaze people with how flexible she can be when it comes to looks. She can carry herself in any type of clothing, no doubt about that. People may call her a ‘chameleon’ when it comes to dressing up. See her in previous wardrobe and katy perry costume.

    To match with the theme of her ‘Prism’ album, Kat says that the Katy Perry look for this tour would be fuzzy sweats, schoolgirl skirts, and thigh-highs (black of course and paired with Dr. Martens).

    Kat says her most favorite among costumes she has put on was the Hershey Kiss bikini (by Jeremy Scott). Actually, Perry feels she takes a risk everday, whenever she goes out. She wants to always spice things up, try stuff to wear that’s new and different. However, she says she would never wear anything that would just showcase her private parts. She is fond of ‘stretch’, it accommodates her unstable figure.