Tuesday April 30, 2013 02:42 | Filed under: Food, photo
Falling in love with Tomatoes this summer. Who wouldn’t, it’s friggin hot. Part of a “diet” and far most the cheapest of all “fruits” I say. Lol.
1.Tomato sauce is an excellent way of cleaning anything made from copper- jewellry to pots, the salt and acidity of tomato sauce helps remove copper oxides, leaving bright copper metal behind
2. Back in the day, in the 1600′s it was widely accepted in Britain that tomatoes were poisonous. It wasn’t until the mid 1700′s that tomatoes became a staple part of the British diet.
3. Bathing in tomato juice is an excellent way to remove the smell if a skunk sprays you or a pet. True story.
(I can verify this. When I was 5 years old a skunk sprayed me and my mum put me in a bath of tomato juice. My sister sat on the edge of the tub trying to drink it. I’m still a bit traumatised by it all. But, it does work)
4. Tomato paste is great at removing chlorine from your hair. Especially if you’re blonde and the chlorine from swimming pools accidentally dyes your hair green. Tomato paste helps bring back your natural hue.
5. A Bloody Mary (Tomato Juice, vodka, salt, pepper, tobasco sauce, worcestershire sauce) helps cure hangovers. The tomato juice is full of vitamins and the vodka, well, it helps ween your body off the alcohol.
6. Tomatoes are cholesterol free.
7. The best way to ripen tomatoes is to put them next to apples or bananas. Apples and bananas give off ethylene gases which speeds up the ripening process.
8. The tomato is the world’s most popular fruit. Yes, fruit. Not vegetable. A fruit is the edible part of the plant that contains the seeds.
9. There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.
10. Searching for clear skin? The high vitamin C content of tomatoes unblocks pores leaving your skin feeling soft. Tomato face peels are great, just apply slices to your face and they’ll loosen the top layer of dead skin, letting it rub off.
Repost from Green thing
Friday March 29, 2013 12:26 | Filed under: PP
The late great Walt Disney was the undisputed king of animation and a real visionary in the field. He created hundreds of films during his lifetime and of course spawned the world’s largest themepark franchise.
Profile of Walt Disney
Walt Disney Born on December 5th, 1901 in Illinois, Walt Disney was, from a young age, interested in art. After his family relocated to Chicago, Walt found a way to actively follow his artistic nature, enrolling in night school classes at the Chicago Art Institute. This led to him illustrating the school newspaper with his own cartoons. Walt decided to drop out of school at 16 as he wished to join the Army, only to find this avenue closed to him due to his young age.
Instead he joined the Red Cross, heading to France to drive ambulances during the War. Upon his return to America he moved to Kansas City to be closer to his brother, Roy, who managed to find Walt a job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio where he worked on adverts for newspapers, magazines and cinemas. This turned out to be a pivotal moment in the young Walt’s life as it was here that he met long-term friend and fellow cartoonist Ubbe Iwerks, with whom he decided to start an arts studio. However, after a disappointing year both men found themselves working at the Kansas City Ad Company, and it was here that young Walt became interested in animation. He set up his own animation business, hiring a fellow colleague, Fred Harman, as his employee and together they produced cartoons which they managed to sell to Frank Newman who ran the local theatre. These cartoons became known as Newman’s Laugh-O-Grams.
Following the success of his Laugh-O-Grams, Disney opened his own studio, hiring many more animators. Unfortunately, he was still uneducated at this stage in the ways of handling money and the company eventually went bankrupt. In hindsight, of course, this was perhaps the best thing that could have happened; it left Walt and his brother Roy free to pool their resources and set their sights much higher. They wanted to open a studio in Hollywood. Over the next few years, the Disney Company produced shorts such as the Alice Comedies and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Then along came the character of Mickey Mouse, thanks largely to his old friend Ub Iwerks, and over the next few years Mickey dominated the animation world, allowing Walt to launch spin off shows and other characters around him.
Walt Disney is recognised as a visionary and his ambition did not stop at shorts and cartoons. In 1937 he released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first animated feature film, much against the advice of his closest friends and family. It grossed more than $66 million worldwide and is still regarded today as one of the most important moments in animation history. Over his lifetime, Walt Disney garnered 26 Oscars, and a record 59 Academy Award nominations.
At the age of 65 Walt Disney lost his battle to lung cancer. He never did see his grand idea for a fairytale resort at Florida completed but, just like his namesake company, Disneyland and Disney resorts around the world continue to be beloved by children and adults alike.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks was a 1971 musical released by Walt Disney Productions. It combined live-action with animation and was based upon the books written by Mary Norton called “The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons” as well as “Bonfires and Broomsticks”. The movie contained many similarities to “Mary Poppins” in the sense that it combined live-action and animation and was partially set on the streets of London.
In addition, it also shared some of the cast and crew, such as David Tomlinson and director Robert Stevenson, as well as the Sherman Brothers, the famous songwriters. Along with David Tomlinson the film also starred Angela Lansbury. The movie starts out in 1940, at the height of World War II. Angela Lansbury plays Eglantine Price, a spinster practicing to become a witch by taking a correspondence course in the hopes of helping to contribute to the war effort. Much to her dismay, she is assigned to take care of three young children who have been evacuated from the London blitz. Naturally, she attempts to refuse them, but is forced to take them under a government order. When the children discover her witchcraft, they threaten to blackmail her, at which point she cajoles them into silence by enchanting the bed knob on the brass bed in the upstairs bedroom, which allows the bed to travel anywhere that the children tell it. What follows are a series of adventures fit only for a Disney film.
Another animated film from Walt Disney Pictures is the 2003 Academy Award nominated, Brother Bear directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker. Set in the majestic natural beauty of the American Northwest, the film tells the story of a boy who has been magically transformed into a bear by the Great Spirits. Brother Bear unfolds such values as respect for all creatures, and the renewal of oneself after the realisation that he has done wrong and he is willing to change that mistake. Brother Bear features Joaquin Phoenix’s voice as Kenai, a young Native American boy who hates bears because his brother Sitka (voice of D.B. Sweeney) is killed by a mother bear (Estelle Harris) while protecting her cubs. Since then, Kenai has hated the teachings of brotherhood with animals. Instead, he seeks revenge against the bear that killed Sitka.
Full of anger in his heart, he goes into the woods only to find out that he becomes a bear. The Great Spirits of the forest transform him into his most hated animal. Befriended by another bear named Koda (Jeremy Suarez), Kenai starts searching for ways to regain his human form while his brother Denahi (Jason Raize) conducts a mission against bears for revenge and to uphold the family’s honour. With suspenseful animation, effective characters and humour, this film has become a great story that teaches the lessons of love, respect, and brotherhood even to our enemies. The musical talents of Phil Collins and others give this movie an entertaining treat for the moviegoers, specifically for the kids. Brother Bear offer the viewers an unforgettable tale of courage, values, and self-discovery.
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Tuesday March 26, 2013 07:05 | Filed under: life, photo
Saw Helga’s post.
This is what i call my wallet. I can put lots of stuffs in here plus i don’t have to worry where to put it. Just around mi bodeh! D’ya notice the tiny surfboard? It’s a necklace given to me by mi loving Nanay Chabeng.
Anyhoo! Here they are:
2 school ids. Driver’s license, atm, advantage card, 2 dollars,m roxy tag, coins, 5h, ticket from austin land, timezone card. Aannd a receipt to a toll that i dont remember when.
What’s in your wallet?