Anastacia cancels tours due to breast cancer

Anastacia, the American singer-songwriter, who supposed to have a concert tours in Dubai and in Europe this month and this coming April 2013 was recently diagnosed of breast cancer again after she survived the disease in January 2003 after a successful surgery and radiotherapies were done.

Anastacia is supposed to have a concert in March 30 in Dubai World Cup and she’ll up for her London tour in April 6, 2013. But because of her disease, the crew, staff and productions audio interface should be set aside for now.

The History of Garage [Infographic]

Having a car or two at home needs an extra space for them to park, clean and even sometimes, revamp. This area is what we call the garage. Many prefer the garage to be an extension of the house while others really built a separate garage building just few walks away from their houses. The latter is most often than not a good choice since it provides a wider space for the cars and other wheels. This is also recommended for people having more than one (1) cars at home.

Moreover, here below, I am showing to you the History of Garage in an infographic style. Hope this would be helpful to you.

History of GarageCourtesy of Ifa Auto Low Cost Auto insurance

Oscar 2013 | 85th Academy Awards 2013 Winners

Here’s the complete list of the Oscars 2013 | 85th Academy Awards 2013 winners.

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Animated Short Film: Paperman

Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables

Oscars 2012 84th Academy Awards Nominations

Oscars 2013 | 85th Academy Awards Winners

Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew

Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente

Best Documentary Feature: Searching for a Sugar Man

Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables

Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Achievement in Film Editing: Argo

Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln

Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna

Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall

Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio

Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Motion Picture: Argo

The said event, the Oscar 2013 | 85th Academy Awards 2013 event was held in Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, February 24, 2013.

Raymond Weil’s Watch Collections

I may sound very luxurious today because of these Raymond Weil’s watch collections that I’ll be sharing in the proceeding section, but don’t ever think I have all these. How I just wish to own even one. Smiley

Anyways, here are the list of the Raymond Weil’s watch collections:

  • Jasmine (2011)
  • Maestro (2010)
  • Noemia (2009)
  • Nabucco (2007)
  • Freelancer (2007)
  • Shine (2006)
  • Don Giovanni Cosi Grande (2002)
  • Don Giovanni (1998)
  • Flamenco (1998)
  • Saxo (1998)
  • Allegro (1998)
  • Tema (1998)
  • W1 (1997)
  • Duo jubilee (1996)
  • Tango (1995)
  • Toccata (1996)
  • Tradition (1994)
  • Parsifal (1991)
  • Traviata (1988)
  • Othello (1986)
  • Fidelio (1985)
  • Amadeus (1983)
  • Golden Eagle (1979)

The order of the list is from the latest to the very first collection in 1979. I don’t have much information about the designs of each collection nor have seen one in person yet.

Globe Telecom announces First Phase IT Systems Upgrade on March 2-5, 2013

I am an avid Globe Telecom subscriber. In fact, not just me, but the whole family, I guess. And it feels good to hear from Globe telecom that they’re gonna be doing an upgrade on their IT systems this coming March 2-5, 2013.

Globe Telecom announces First Phase IT Systems Upgrade on March 2-5, 2013

Some of the upgrades each subscriber would expect after this first phase are the following:

  • Up-to-date account information
  • New tools with real-time tracks of usage and expenses
  • New products and other promos

However, during these days of first phase IT systems upgrade, there will be limitations to some services. For instance, for Globe postpaid and tattoo postpaid (mobile broadband) subscribers, there are promos which you cannot register at but not in roaming promos. For Globe prepaid, TM, Tattoo prepaid (mobile broadband) subscribers, there will be lesser impact on you and you will just enjoy all the services.

Rest assured, after all these First Phase IT Systems Upgrade, subscribers will expect a better services from Globe Telecom.

News and Current Events Updates

There’s no other means, for me, to have the latest news and current events updates from the country but only from the local television shows. It’s basically the tv which can help me. Though I don’t know how to mount tv on wall, I still insist myself to have a flat screen tv of my own in my room. It’s not that I want a more luxurious life but I just want to connect to the outside world — beyond the world of what I prefer to have, my profession.

TV Wall MountTV Wall Mount (image from hookedupinstalls.com)

Aside from that, I found myself so uninformed about the recent happenings in the local vicinity especially on weather updates. If mom didn’t inform me, I would never knew that the province is already in storm signal number 1. The worst thing is, I don’t know what the storm name is and I still even asked mom if that was true. Look how stupid was I talking to mom on the phone, arguing with her about the weather.

Anyways, before the summer months, I will probably get my own tv mounted on the wall to have me able to grasp the latest news and current events updates.

Google Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Birthday

Google is getting so cool yet so smart today as Google Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Birthday featuring an animated universe, or the solar system, where one can see moving planets around the sun, as its center.

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Let me share to you some of the information I still remember from our high school lessons about Nicolaus Copernicus. Pardon me, but as far as I remembered it right, Nicolaus Copernicus was one of the many famous mathematician and astronomer then. He was the one who formulated the heliocentric model of the universe or the solar system which placed the Sun, at its center.

When are Pay Day Loans a Good Option

Pay day loans can be a costly form of borrowing if used incorrectly, especially when the interest rates can be in the hundreds, but there are some reasons when a pay day loan is a good option for you. Short term loans are exactly that, loans for a short period of time, which is where a lot of people get caught out. They should not be used for frugal reasons, such as getting a new outfit. They are however there for times of financial emergency and when the repayments will be less costly to us than other options, especially if we are looking for bad credit loans.

Here are the reasons a pay day loan can help us and the right way to use them.

You have a financial emergency.

Take this scenario, your car breaks down, it will cost $200 to fix which you don’t have. Sound familiar? Well what if you need that car for your work and so by going without you will lose money in lost wages. This is exactly the time a pay day loan can be the perfect choice, you will have to pay the upfront fee, usually around $15, but then you can get the repairs done sooner rather than later.

It is these kind of unexpected emergencies that we can look into short term lending as they are quick fix scenarios that won’t encroach month upon month, on your finances.

It will cost you more money not taking out a pay day loan.

There are times when we all run a little short before our next pay check, and this is fine if you have paid all your bills. However what about when an unexpected bill arrives and you were $100 short? You have 2 options, pay the bill late and incur late fees and a default on your credit history or you could chose a pay day loan to cover the $100 until your next employment pay. This way you are cutting out late payments and the fees these will incur and borrowing a manageable amount that will be easily repayable.

If you have done your research and set out a plan for paying the loan back.

When taking out a loan of this kind, research is of the uppermost importance. You need to look at why you need to borrow money, how much the total amount repayable will be (the amount lent + the interest), and how you are going to pay it back. Whatever the reason is for needing to borrow, you must have an answer to the above before you sign on the dotted line.

A common mistake when using this type of credit is not meeting the payment in full when you receive your pay check. This can then lead to taking out further credit to cover the debt. Once in this cycle it can be very difficult to break and you will lose sight of why you needed the loan in the first place. By having a plan from day one, you will know how much you can afford and when you will be able to make the payment. This will help you to find the right lender for you and lead to a happier financial future.

Google Doodles Valentine’s Day 2013 and George Ferris 154th Birthday

I know it’s Valentine’s Day today and  I am sure that Google will really doodle something for today. But I was somehow still surprised to see stuff looking like diamond blades on the Google homepage today as Google, not only, Doodles Valentine’s Day 2013 but also George Ferris 154th Birthday.

Google Doodles Valentine's Day 2013 and George Ferris 154th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Valentine’s Day 2013 and George Ferris 154th Birthday

My mistake! Those weren’t diamond blades but rather Ferris wheels. As we all knew, George Ferris is famous and known to build the first Ferris wheel.

Anyway, enjoy your Valentine’s Day celebration guys and have fun playing the animated Google doodle as well today.

List of Grammy Awards 2013 Winners

After I’ve listed the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on December 5, 2012, here are the list of the Grammy Awards 2013 Winners as they were announced just recently on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center.

  • Record of the year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • Album of the year: “Babel,” Mumford & Sons
  • Song of the year: “We Are Young,” fun
  • New artist: fun
  • Pop solo performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
  • Pop vocal album: “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
  • Pop/duo group performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • Traditional pop vocal album: “Kisses on the Bottom,” Paul McCartney
  • Rap performance: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Jay-Z, Kanye West
  • Rap song: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West
  • Rap/sung collaboration: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream
  • Rap album: “Take Care,” Drake
  • R&B performance: “Climax,” Usher
  • Traditional R&B performance: “Love on Top,” Beyonce
  • R&B song: “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel
  • R&B album: “Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Urban contemporary album: “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean
  • Rock performance: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
  • Rock song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
  • Rock album: “El Camino,” The Black Keys
  • Hard rock/metal performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
  • Alternative music album: “Making Mirrors,” Gotye
  • Dance recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah
  • Dance/electronica album: “Bangarang,” Skrillex
  • Latin pop album: “MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes
  • Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Imaginares,” Quetzal
  • Latin jazz album: “Ritmo!,” The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band
  • Tropical Latin album: “Retro,” Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena

List of Grammy Awards 2013 Winners | Grammy Awards 2013 | Grammy Awards 2013 Winners

  • Country solo performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
  • Country duo/group performance: “Pontoon,” Little Big Town
  • Country song: “Blown Away,” Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins
  • Country album: “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band
  • Gospel song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary
  • Gospel album: “Gravity,” Leerae
  • Blues album: “Locked Down,” Dr. John
  • Folk album: “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile
  • Americana album: “Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt
  • Bluegrass album: “Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Reggae album: “Rebirth,” Jimmy Cliff
  • World music album: “The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” Ravi Shankar
  • Children’s album: “Can You Canoe?,” The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Spoken word album: “Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” Janis Ian
  • Comedy album: “Blow Your Pants Off,” Jimmy Fallon
  • New age album: “Echoes of Love,” Omar Akram
  • Jazz vocal album: “Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding
  • Jazz instrumental album: “Unity Band,” Pat Metheny Unity Band
  • Large jazz ensemble album: “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),” Arturo Sandoval
  • Pop instrumental album: “Impressions,” Chris Botti
  • Compilation soundtrack album: “Midnight in Paris,” various artists
  • Score soundtrack album: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Song written for visual media: “Safe & Sound” (From “The Hunger Games”), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams
  • Musical theater album: “Once: A New Musical,” Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti
  • Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh
  • Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach
  • Instrumental composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea
  • Orchestral performance: “Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony)
  • Opera recording: “Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen,” James Levine and Fabio Luisi
  • Choral performance: “Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen,” Charles Bruffy
  • Short-form music video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
  • Long-form music video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons
  • Historical album: “The Smile Sessions” (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe

Congratulations to the Winners!