Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN 2013

Forbes came out with its new list of Most Powerful women for this year. These high profile personalities made a huge impact in the society. They are highly influential and well... yeah they are tremendously popular as well. According to the site, the complete list of 100 Most Powerful Women is calculated based on the News hits, TV and Radio appearances as well as the impact in social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube) for the past 12 months. Most of the women from this list are politicians, billionaire, CEOs and celebrities. Here, i listed down five of the most powerful ladies. Enjoy and be inspired! [You can also check TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN 2009]
TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN 2013

Author's Note: The list was taken from The World's Most Powerful Women list by Forbes

TOP 5 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
"HILLARY CLINTON"
From 2nd last year, Hillary went down to the fifth spot. So what makes Hillary Clinton powerful? Well, she is the first and only First Lady to become a US Senator who is currently the Secretary of State. Some are even speculating that Clinton could possibly run for the upcoming 2016 election and there's also a great possibility for her to win. Throughout her tenure,Clinton looked towards "smart power" as the strategy for asserting U.S. leadership and values, combining military strength with U.S. capacities in global economics, development aid, technology, creativity, and human rights advocacy. Clinton visited 112 countries during her tenure, making her the most widely traveled secretary of state. Clinton has received many awards and honors during her career from American and international organizations for her activities concerning health, women, and children. 


TOP 4 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
"MICHELLE OBAMA"
From seventh spot, the First Lady went up to the fourth place this year. Michelle Obama actively promotes her campaign to fight child's obesity. She supports campaign about healthier eating and lifestyle too. Michelle Obama is also a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a former corporate attorney. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women. Other initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama included advocated on behalf of military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, and promoting the arts and arts education.  


TOP 3 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
"MELINDA GATES"
Melinda Gates was aslo listed as one of the most powerful women last year leaping up from fourth to third spot. Being a wife of the world's richest man, Melinda Gates managed to establish a name of her own. As one of the trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda has been actively participating some giant charitable events. Primary goals for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year have been to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018 and get modern contraceptives to another 120 million women by 2020.Melinda Gates was awarded a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Duke University as a tribute for her philantropic commitment. 

TOP 2 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
"DILMA ROUSEFF"
Dilma Rouseff leaped up from third to second spot this year. Well, so what makes Dilma one of the world's most powerful women? Dilma Rouseff is simply the first female to become the president of Brazil.Rousseff has maintained a high approval rating throughout her term. In late March 2013, her government was approved by 63% of Brazilians, while her personal approval rating was of 79%, a personal high. Rousseff was also cited as the preferential candidate for 58% of the voters in the upcoming presidential election. Rousseff's popularity is attributed to popular measures of her government, such as the reduction of the federal tax in the energy bill and the exemption of federal tax in the products of the consumer basket. The lowering of the overnight rate conducted by the Central Bank of Brazil is also mentioned as a cause for Rousseff's high popularity 

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
"ANGELA MERKEL"
Angela Merkel remains the world's most powerful woman in the world and managed to make it on Forbes list eight times for the past ten years. Just like Rouseff, Angela Merkel is also the first female to hold the highest position in the Government. Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000.  Some people are also comparing her to Margaret Thatcher as the Iron Lady. In addition to being the first female German chancellor, the first to represent a Federal Republic of Germany that included the former East Germany, and the youngest German chancellor since the Second World War, Merkel is also the first born after World War II, and the first chancellor of the Federal Republic with a background in natural sciences.  

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Other notable personalities who made it through the list include Geun-Hye Park (11), Oprah Winfrey (13), Beyonce Knowles (17), Angelina Jolie (37), Sofie Vergara (38), Queen Elizabeth II (40), Lady Gaga (45), Ellen DeGeneres (51) and JK Rowling (93). [Check the Complete list Here]
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME

Here's a continuation from my previous anime post. Harem is a genre of anime in which the main character is usually surrounded by two or more characters of the opposite sex.  There are two types of Harem. One is the Male -oriented Harem which i've listed down (check TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME) and the other one is a Female Oriented Harem or better known as Reverse Harem. In contrast with my previous list, Reverse Harem is the type of anime where the lead character is a female (a bishojo)and she is surrounded by male cast (bishonen). Listed below are five of the most popular Reverse Harem in Anime. have fun!
TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME
"UTA NO PRINCE-SAMA"
Uta No Prince-Sama follows the life of  a girl named Nanami Haruka who enters Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. The competition in ther school, however, is not that easy considering that she is surrounded by potential idols and composers.The school usually paired up two students after every graduation (one of them is the idol and the other one is the composer). If the pair becamesuccessful, the pair will join and take the spot as the new Shining Agency debut artists. Romance is also prohibited in the academy which makes it more difficult for Nanami. The male characters in the story includes Ottoya Ittoki, Masato Hijirikawa, Natsuki Shinomiya , Tokiya Ichinose, Ren JingÅ«ji and Syo Kurusu.  Interestingly, Uta No Prince-Sama just like most Harem anime, also originated as an otome (visual novel) game. 

TOP 4 MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME
"YAMATO NADESHIKO SHICHI HENGE (THE WALLFLOWER)"
This is actually my personal favorite because of its humorous and highly comical approach. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is about a girl named Sunako who was called ugly by the first and only person to whom she confessed her love. This incident sparks a life change, and as a result Sunako shuns all forms of beauty, both in herself as well as in life. Concerned by her change for the worst, Sunako's aunt, the owner of a beautiful mansion where four very handsome students live, offers the guys free rent in her mansion if they can turn Sunako into a "perfect lady" . The guys include Kyohei, Takenaga, Yuki and Ranmaru.While the four of them manage to make Sunako physically beautiful enough to become a lady, the problem lies with her attitude and interests  

TOP 3 MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME
"FRUITS BASKET"

Fruits Basket tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac  and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a zodiacal spirit. She sets out to break the curse, and on the way, meets and discovers each of the Sohma's vengeful zodiac spirits. Each has a different personality, just like the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Tohru's existence changes the Sohma clan's lives forever . The Sohma family includes Kyo Sohma, Yuki, Akito, Shigure, Kagura, Momiji, Hatome, Haru, Ayame, Kisa , Ritsu and Hiro.

TOP 2 MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME
"OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB"
Ouran High follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the other members of the popular host club. The romantic comedy focuses on the relationships within and outside the Club. It all started when Haruhi accidentally stumbled in the Third Music Room (and accidentaly broke a very expensive base) where the Ouran Academy host club gathers to entertain females (they called them as clients). Because Haruhi got  this short hair , slouching attire and gender-ambiguous face , they mistaken her as a male. In order to pay off her debt, the club (composed of six males including Tamaki, Kyoya, Hikaru, Kaoru, Mitsukini and Mori) decided to make Haruhi as a host but she has to pretend and dress like a male. 

THE TOP MOST POPULAR REVERSE HAREM ANIME
"HANA YORI DANGO"
I actually decided to put Ouran High on top but since i am listing down "the most popular", i think Hana Yori Dango deserves it better considering that this anime as adapted in several media franchise more than any manga and anime did. Hana Yori Dango is basically the origin of the successful television series including the Hana Yori Dango in Japan, Meteor Garden of Taiwan and Boys Over Flowers of South Korea. Originally, the story is about a girl named Tsukushi Makino who came from a very poor family but was considered in Eitoku Academy, an elite school for children from rich families. The school is ruled by the "Flower Four" group, more commonly known as the F4 (Tsukasa Domyouji, Sojirou Nishikado, Akira Mimasaka and Rui Hanazawa). The story is about how Tsukushi changed the lives of F4 especially when in comes to the hot headed behavior of Tsukasa. Over time, Tsukushi's feelings towards Tsukasa evolve, as she begins to appreciate the degree of change that occurred in Tsukasa once he fell in love with her. However, because of the difference in their family background, Tsukushi and Tsukasa's relationship received a lot of opposition from Tsukasa's mother.  

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME

Cheers! After 11 months, I finally came up with my new anime-related entry. Just like movies and tv series, Anime has its own subgenres too and same thing goes with Manga. They have Mecha , Shonen, Shojo, Seinen, Josei and more. Harem , on the other hand, is one of the most commonly used subgenre in anime in which the main character is usually surrounded by two or more characters of the opposite sex. Basically, there are two different types of Harem. The first one is the Male oriented Harem where the main character is a male and he is basically surrounded by a group female characters and the other one is the so called Reverse harem (female oriented). Today, I'm listing down five of the most popular male oriented Harem in Anime. Hope you like it. 

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME

Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively.

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME
"TENCHI MUYO!"

Tenchi Muyo is the oldest anime that I included here on my list although I am actually confused if I should include this one or the Saber Marionette series but if we will base the series on its popularity and longevity, I think Tenchi Muyo! is more deserving but Saber Marionette is worthy enough to be mentioned. Tenchi Muyo debuted on 1995 and was adapted in many media franchise including films, animes, and mangas. Several spin off were also made, extending the anime til 2010. The plot of Tenchi Muyo! is somehow confusing because each series has different continuities  but the original story is about Tenchi Masaki who accidentally releases an alien space pirate that draws the attention of other space faring individuals. It was later revealed that he is part of the powerful Juraian race, and a member of their royal family. Since then, Tenchi's life was changed and he eventually met several female characters including Ryoko (a space pirate), Ayeka and Sasami (princesses of Jurai family), Mihoshi (space detective) and a whole lot more. Tenchi suffers a great deal of stress as he tries his hardest to be a gentleman while most of the women within the household will take the opportunity to display their attraction for him. This anime is basically a mixture of romance, comedy, and sci-fi.


TOP 4 MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME
"LOVE HINA"

Love Hina is one of my favorite Harem anime because it has a very sweet plot and also because of its sexy characters.The series tells the story of Keitaro Urashima and his attempts to find the girl with whom he made a childhood promise to enter Tokyo University. However, he has forgotten the name of the girl he made the promise to and hopes to be accepted into Tokyo University in order to find her. After failing the entrance exam twice and his parents no longer willing to support him, he goes to stay at his grandmother's hotel, only to find that it has been converted to a female-only apartments. He is about to be kicked out by the girls, when his aunt announced that his grandmother has given him the titles of the apartments, and he stays on as the manager of the family-owned girls' dorm Hinata House. Little does he know that one of the girls on that apartment is the girl that he has been looking for.


TOP 3 MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME
"SHUFFLE!"
Shuffle! is a very interesting anime because it was originated as an adult virtual novel for Microsoft Windows and was later made as a Playstation game. It was adapted into Manga in 2003 and in Anime in 2005. The story takes place in a fictional universe where humans live in harmony with gods, resembling humans with slightly pointed ears, and devils, who have more prominently pointed ears. Despite their respective positive and negative connotations, both races are equally kind and good-natured.  It generally follows a story of Rin Tsuchimi (the male protagonist) and his daily life interaction with the female characters including Kaede (his childhood friend), Asa, Primula, Lisianthus, and Nerine. 

TOP 2 MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME
"AH! MY GODDESS"
Another one of my favorite series. Ah! My Goddess tells a story of a high school student Keiichi Morisato who accidentally calls the Goddess Technical Help Line and a beautiful goddess named Belldandy materializes in his room. She tells him that her agency has received a system request from him, so she has been sent to grant him a single wish. Skeptical and thinking someone is playing a practical joke on him, he wishes that she stay with him forever. Apart from Belldandy, Keiichi also met two powerful goddesses including Urd and Skuld. Belldandy eventually fell in love with Keiichi .


THE TOP MOST POPULAR HAREM ANIME
"CLANNAD"
Just like Shuffle, Clannad also originated as a visual novel and a game for PC. It was later adapted into Manga in 2005, in Film on 2006 and in Anime in 2007. The story follows the life of Tomoya Okazaki, a high school delinquent who meets many people in his last year at school, including five girls, and helps resolve their individual problems. Interestingly, before being adapted in Manga and in Anime, Clannad is considered as one of the best selling PC games sold in Japan.The animated adaptations have received high sales figures in Japan as well as critical acclaim abroad.Tomoya meets by chance Nagisa Furukawa, a soft-spoken girl one year older than he is who is repeating her last year in high school due to being sick much of the previous year. Her goal is to join the drama club which she was unable to do due to her sickness, but they find that the drama club was disbanded after the few remaining members graduated. Since Tomoya has a lot of time to kill, he starts to help Nagisa in reforming the drama club. During this period, Tomoya meets and hangs out with several other girls who he gets to know well and help with their individual problems. Clannad is not focussing much on romance and in fact it has a very emotional and sad plot line too. 

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Other games that are deserving enough to be mentioned include Saber Marionnette, Air, Kanon, Da Capo, Ichigo 100%, Princess Lover, and Rosario + Vampire. 


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TOP FIVE MOST ICONIC ACTORS WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN

Man of Steel is about to hit the theaters this coming June, seven years after the Superman Returns in 2006. The film , however, is not a sequel but a reboot starring Henry Cavill (he is known for his iconic role as Charles Brandon in the tv series, The Tudors) who will play as Superman/ Clark Kent. The film has a stellar cast to including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El. Based on the movie trailer and considering the fact that the story was written David Goyer, I have a strong feeling that this film will be very much identical with "The Dark Knight Rises" which is known for its darker theme. Anyway, we've seen the trailer and we know that there will be some major changes to our favorite DC superhero (his outfit in particular). Superman debuted in comics since 1938, had a radio series in 1940s, debuted in film in 1948 and had his first tv series in 1952 and the rest are history.  It's been 65 years since the character was adapted in both Tv and films and the iconic role was already portrayed by numerous actors. Now , allow me to list down five of the most iconic actors who played the role of our mighty hero. ~ Superman. 
TOP FIVE MOST ICONIC ACTORS WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
Author's Note: This entry is listed subjectly which covers actors who played the role of Superman in both Tv and film series. 

TOP 5 MOST ICONIC ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
"GEORGE REEVES"
(Adventures of Superman)
Adventures of Superman is the very first television series to feature Superman and George Reeves is the very first actor who conquer the television through his iconic role. Interestingly, they said that George Reeves was initially reluctant to take the role because, like many actors of his time, he considered television unimportant and believed few would see his work. In fact, he received a low pay salary for this project. He debuted his role as a Superman in a short length film entitled Superman and the Mole Man which served as the pilot story for his upcoming Tv series. The series went on the air the following year, and Reeves was amazed at becoming a national celebrity. In 1957, the struggling ABC Network purchased the show for national broadcast, which gave him greater visibility. Reeves interestingly took his role model status seriously, avoiding cigarettes where children could see him and eventually quitting smoking. He kept his private life discreet. 


TOP 4 MOST ICONIC ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
"BRANDON ROUTH"
(Superman Returns)
He is the most recent Superman before Henry Cavill took his place. Did you know that before he got the iconic role of Superman, a lot of A list actors were considered for the role including Keanu Reeves, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Harnett, Nicolas Cage and even Henry Cavill. They said that Routh had a very remarkable videotaped audition for the role and the directors were very impressed by his resemblance to the comic book icon. He has a great ressemblance of Christopher Reeves which makes the directors more eager to hire him for the said iconic role. Featuring an unknown actor to take the role of an iconic superhero in the big screen is such a risky decision indeed but the film was highly acclaimed by the critics but unfortunately, it didn't go well with the box office. Nevertheless, Routh gave an impressive performance and gave justice to the role. 

TOP 3 MOST ICONIC ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
"TOM WELLING"
(Smallville)
A superman role without his iconic superman suit? Is that even possible? Well, Tom Welling proved it well in his highly acclaimed Tv series. Tom Welling never wore the entire Superman suit in the 10 successful seasons of Smallville except for the finale episodes where he barely showed off the iconic red and blue superhero suit. This is very understandble because we know the fact that Smallville showcased events that occured years before Clark Kent become Superman. For the entire 10 seasons, the series followed this "No thights, flight" policies which makes the viewers more excited to see how his character transformed. It was an impressive approach indeed and I am not surprised why this show was generally embraced by many viewers and managed to set a record for being the longest running comic book-based series in television history 


TOP 2 MOST ICONIC ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
"DEAN CAIN"
(Lois & Clark : The New Adventures of Superman)
Sorry for being bias here but for a guy who grew up in 90's I really want to put Dean Cain on top of anyone else. I'm such a big fan of this show and for me, Dean Cain's portrayal is probably the jolliest Superman ever.In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode.  The series however ended with a unsatisfying cliffhanger. Interestingly, Dean Cain also appeared to reprise his role in Smallville. 

THE TOP MOST ICONIC ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLE OF SUPERMAN
"CHRISTOPHER REEVE"
(Superman Film Series)
Christopher Reeve is probably the most iconic Superman of all time. He starred in not just one but a series of films featuring him as Superman. So what makes him an ideal Superman? Well, he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall, he was a talented all-around athlete in real life, he got the iconic Superman blue eyes and handsome features. However, apart from the impressive physical features mentioned above, Reeve is quite a slim guy which makes him more distinctive above the rest who portrayed the role. In fact, he never wear fake muscles and undergo a strict diet instead. Unlike the other Superman, Christopher Reeve managed to differentiate his two roles not just by wearing a pair or bulky eyeglasses but he made huge differences between the two. Since then, Superman has become his signature role , making him as a standard for all actors who recently played Superman. 

So is Henry Cavill suitable enough to be included in this list? Well, we're about to find out. 
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Friday, May 17, 2013

TOP FIVE BEST IDOL PERFORMANCES OF CANDICE GLOVER

And Finally, a Female Idol Winner was hailed after five consecutive years of waiting. The conspiracy of white guy with guitar is finally over and the curse of Kristy Lee Cook is already broken. Now, American Idol crowned the fifth female winner, the first female after Jordin Sparks way back 2007 (when American Idol is still embracing the highest rating ever [check the Top Five Reasons Why American Idol is Losing the Ratings]). She is also the fourth Black idol winner in history (including Ruben Studdard (Season 2), Fantasia Barrino (Season 3) and Jordin (season 6). She is also the  first idol winner who auditioned for the show three times (S9, S11 and S12). Candice Glover, as we all know managed to deliver flawless performances in almost every round (an achievement that only few idols can make notably including Melinda Doolittle of Season 3, David Archuleta of Season 7 and Adam Lambert of Season 8. Candice performed a lot of notable performances in the season and in fact, of you are going to list down the top 10 performances made in American Idol Season 12, most of the entries will probably belong to her ( though i must give credit to others icluding Angie Miller's You Set Me Free performance. To make this entry short, here are five of the best American Idol performances by Candice Glover [also check Top Five Greatest American Idol Season 11 Performances] and [Top Five Greatest Idol Performances of All Time]
TOP FIVE BEST IDOL PERFORMANCES OF CANDICE GLOVER
[Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively. Feel free to comment your suggestion or any violent reactions LOL]

TOP 5 BEST IDOL PERFORMANCE OF CANDICE GLOVER
"STRAIGHT UP"

 I know that there's a lot from Candice's performances that is way far better than this song but the fact that she managed to transformed a mid tempo dance song into a very powerful rendition is truly impressive. If you're going to compare this performance from the originl Paula Abdul hit, you will realized how Candice made a drastic improvement. She managed to retain the beat but made it more current and despite of being an upbeat song, Candice managed to showcase her impressive vocal ability. Simply impressive.


TOP 4 BEST IDOL PERFORMANCE OF CANDICE GLOVER
"YOU'VE CHANGED"
This song is purely emotional and Candice nailed it and gave this classic Billie Holiday song the justice it deserves. The song was delivered fluidly and i am not surprised why she received a standing ovation from the judges. It was a stellar performance indeed just like what the judges said and i couldn't agree more. 

TOP 3 BEST IDOL PERFORMANCE OF CANDICE GLOVER
"WHEN YOU BELIEVE"
The last idol contestant that i remember who performed this song remarkably was David Archuleta of Season 7 until Candice made another stunning rendition and what makes it more special is the fact that she sang it in front of Mariah Carey who collaborated with the late Whitney to make this song possible. At this point, Candice proved herself that she can do and perform almost anything. She is a certified diva and she really deserved to win. 

TOP 2 BEST IDOL PERFORMANCE OF CANDICE GLOVER
"I (WHO HAVE NOTHING)"
I (Who Have Nothing) was notably performed by Jordin Sparks and Haley Reinhart. Both of them delivered it satisfyingly and in fact, Jordin Spark's rendition remained as one of the most remarkable performances in Idol history but it seems like it is hanging now by a thread because Candice Glover performed it way far better than any of them. It was haunting and something that will give you goosebumps. She performed it twice and she made it even better in the finale where she sang the first part of the song in a capella. 

THE BEST IDOL PERFORMANCE OF CANDICE GLOVER
"LOVESONG"

If I (Who Have Nothing) will give you goosebumps, Lovesong will make you jump out of your chair simply because it's incedibly amazing. If Fantasia Barrino has Summertime, Carrie Underwood has Alone , Blake Lewis has You Give Love a Bad Name and Jessica Sanchez had her I'm Telling You I'm not Going last year, Candice make this song as her own and it's probably one of the greatest perfomance in American Idol History. She didn't just received a standing ovation from the judges but Mariah even walked on to stage to throw her some glitters. It was indeed a spectacular performance that will be remembered for the rest of Idol history.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bluedreamer's Random Notes # 4

Heya! Just some random notes here. I just planned to take a short break from blog hopping and that's why you haven't see me spamming your blogs lately. I don't know but I feel like I need to take some time to unwind and relax myself from blogging but i'm not quitting of course.  I am always online because that's my job but i also want to manage my time well. Spending whole day in front of my pc is quite toxicating and i get headaches frequently which is starting to freak me out a bit. Maybe a week or two is enough and I will visit all your site soon. Cheers!

Sorry for posting it so late but I got this package a week ago from Wenn. It came to me by surprise because I am not your "regulars" yet just like my brother LOL but I'm really really thankful for this wonderful gifts. Love it a lot ^_^

Starting this month, i am going to focus more on my Top Five Entries. I have 10 new entries on my drafts and I also need to remaster some of my old entries. I realized that most of the images on my previous posts are not working anymore and most of them are not credited to their respective owners too so i decided to remaster them again and update the rankings if necessary. 

Some of you guys are telling me that it takes forever for my site to load completely. I am not really sure why but It's really working fine on my end except when I try to access my site through Internet Explorer. If you're experiencing the same thing .. please let me know. 

Philippine Election 2013 is almost over and I'm really not satisfied with the results. Most of my bets are not in the Magic 12 and I am hoping that Dick Gordon will make it through. I'm so sick of this political dynasty. 

My new game addiction ~ Injustice Gods Among Us

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

TOP FIVE REASONS WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA

Having Sleepless nights lately? Are your fingers usually itching to swipe for those candies? Are you begging and crying for Lives? Do you feel upset because you can't clear those damn jellies and you ran out of moves? Do you feel like searching for victims  friends in Facebook to give you extra Lives or tickets to extend your gameplay? Confirmed! You are indeed a Candy Crush Addict. Candy Crush is a very simple game in which your main objective is to make a match of three or more identical candies to meet your target (clear all the jellies, meet a target score in a limited time or bring all the ingredients down). We all know how popular this game is but what is the magic that this game has that no other game application does? Generally Candy Crush is very identical with Bejeweled except for the fact that it follows a certain plot line. I listed down five of the most possible reasons behind this Candy Crush Addiction . Have Fun!
TOP FIVE REASONS WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
 Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively

TOP 5 REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
"IT'S A GAME FOR ALL AGES"
With its very easy gameplay mechanics and a user friendly interface, this game is indeed suitable for all ages. It doesn't require an extensive skill and you do not have to be a hardcore gamer just to play this game and maximize your chances in winning. People are becoming so addicted to it because it is very easy to play with.    Candy Crush Saga doesn't have to instruct you with a very comprehensive details. In fact even a preschooler can play this game effectively without any instructions needed. Despite of the fact that the targeted audience for this game are kids, most gamers find it very tricky and surprisingly challenging at the same time. 

TOP 4 REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
"INFLUENTIAL AND INTERACTIVE"
It is a Facebook app and we all know how many users do Facebook has. Almost everything in Candy Crush is connected through Facebook and this is the same reason why we got hooked to most of Zynga games (Farmville, CityVille and more) because it simply allows us to interact with other players. Candy Crush Saga allows you to use Facebook in many ways. You could either ask your fellow Candy Crush gamers to give you some, extra lives tickets and gifts. You can also share your achievement after successfully clearing the toughest levels (Level 33 and 65 in particular). You can also compete with other players by beating their scores. It is very influential indeed because once you shared it to your timeline, a lot of your friends will be curious about this game and they will eventually try it themselves until they enter the different stages of Candy Crush addiction. 



TOP 3 REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
"IT HAS MANY LIMITATIONS"
Honestly, this game is a certified procrastinator and once you become addicted to it, it seems like there is no way out but despite of being so addictive and procrastinating, the game has never been time consuming simply because that game set you some limits. You only have 5 consumable lives and even though you obtained some extra lives, each game will only took more or less 10 to 15 minutes. This is actually a very interesting approach to keep someone away from being bored. If you play the game for such a long time just like those hardcore video games in higher gaming platforms, the gamer, regardless how passionate he is, will eventually become bored and tired of doing the same routine. Candy Crush Saga, on the other hand, will set you a limit so that whenever you ran out of lives, you will pause for awhile and it will make you eager to play more. (it is also a great way to advertise their paid options). Most levels will either give you a limited amount of moves or a limited amount of time which is very challenging and highly strategical. Another reason why most gamers find it more fascinating. 



TOP 2 REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
"IT IS GAME OF CHANCE"
Another reason why people are so addicted in this game is fact that Candy Crush Saga is very unpredictable. It doesn't require any extensive skill or technical knowledge to win and even though you can visualize the game and establish your very own strategy to win, it is still depends on the formation of candies you received. No matter how many times you play the same level, you will never encounter the same kind of formation. If you managed to survive a level effectively, try to play it again and see if you can do the same thing? It is a game of chance indeed and this is the reason why casino games like slot machines an roulettes are very addictive because they are all consider as a game of chance. It is all about luck. If you got good candies formation, the better, if not, then better luck next time. 

THE TOP MOST REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ADDICTED WITH CANDY CRUSH SAGA
"SIMPLICITY"
A simple game with a simple rules with a very simple interface. Who would have thought that this game will hit the mainstream? The most effective ingredient of this game is its simplicity. Everything are easily manageable because of the simple game mechanics. It doesn't need those high end gaming controls, it doesn't necessarily need a very impressive story line and it doesn't need to be fully adorned with lavishly illustrated images. It doesn't have to be in 3D or presented in CGI because the game is very simple and it is perfect that way. 
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TOP FIVE MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013

Forbes just released their latest list of the America's most influential athletes.The survey is generally conducted by Nielsen and E-poll Market Research to identify the athletes who carry the most influence among American fans. The list features some old and new faces compare to their 2012 Most influential list. Jimmie Johnson topped the list along with Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, Manny Pacquiao, Tom Brady and more. Forbes listed ten Most influential athlete but lemme grab five of the best who made it on this year's list.
TOP FIVE MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013

TOP 5 MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013
"PEYTON MANNING"

Influential : 21%
From 3rd spot last year down to Fifth spot this year
Peyton Manning is a quarterback for Denver Broncos of the NFL. Before working for the Broncos, Peyton Manning previously played for Indianapolis Colts for 14 consecutive seasons starting from 1998 to 2011. He signed up for a five year contract for Broncos. Interestingly, Broncos permitted Manning to wear the No 18 Jersey (the one he had for Colts) despite of the fact that it is already retired in honor of Frank Tripucka. Manning holds a lot of impressive individual career records and it's just too many to list it down. He was also named as one of the smartest athlete in sports few years ago.


TOP 4 MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013
"DEREK JETER"
Influential : 22 %
New entry this year
Jeter is a baseball shortstop who has played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the 1990s and 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, and leadership.  He's holding most of the all time records in his career.Jeter has been one of the most heavily marketed athletes of his generation and is involved in several product endorsements. His personal life and relationships with celebrities have drawn the attention of the media throughout his career.  As a matter of fact most sportswriters anticipate that Jeter will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame following his impressive playing career. 

TOP 3 MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013
"USAIN BOLT"
Influential : 23%
New Entry this year
Usain Bolt is a famous Sprinter who is well known for being dubbed as fastest person in the world. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977.He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion. His 2009 record breaking margin for 100 m, from 9.69 seconds (his own previous world record) to 9.58, is the highest since the start of fully automatic time measurements. Bolt's achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "Lightning Bolt", and awards including the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus Sportsman of the Year (three times). He is the highest paid athlete ever in track and field. He has been called the world’s most marketable athlete and the greatest athlete ever. 

TOP 2 MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013
"MICHAEL PHELPS"
Influential : 25 %
New Entry this year
Michael Phelps as we all know is the greatest swimmer and Olympian of all time. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Phelps is the long course world recordholder in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley as well as the former long course world recordholder in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.Phelps's international titles and record-breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award seven times and American Swimmer of the Year Award nine times as well as the FINA Swimmer of the Year Award in 2012. His unprecedented Olympic success in 2008 earned Phelps Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award. 

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ATHLETES 2013
"TIM TEBOW"
Influential : 29 %
From 2nd to first spot this year 
Tebow is an unrestricted free agent (a player with no team) who has previously played quarterback for both the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Tebow is a dual-threat quarterback, adept at both rushing and passing. Career wise, Tebow is barely a new player but it is very impressive that he managed to establish his name and became a public figure within a short period of time. Tebow began the 2011 season as the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback, with Kyle Orton acting as the starter.After a 1–4 start and some poor performances, Orton was replaced by Tebow at halftime during a home game against the San Diego Chargers in the fifth week of the season. Tebow managed to express his skills and prove his worth afterwards. In fact, Denver became the first team in NFL history to win a game after being down by at least 15 points with three minutes to play in a game and that is because of Tebow.  Another thing that makes this guy more impressive is his strong faith and devotion as a Christian. He preached the Christian Gospel in front of schoolchildren and entire villages and assisted in medical care here in the Philippines and supports more than 40 national evangelists working in the country. He did a lot of charitable events here in Philippines too (He was born here in the Philippines)
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Other famous athletes also made in this year's list including Lebron James and David Beckham taking the 9th and 10th spot respectively. [complete list]
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

TOP FIVE BEST IRON MAN ARMORS

Have you seen the latest Iron Man film? Iron Man armors are probably one of the most emphasized parts of the latest film. Interestingly, Iron Man made his very first appearance in the comic books on March 1963 so basically, the character is 50 years old already and it is really fascinating to see how this fictional character is being embraced by fans from the highly acclaimed Avengers comic series, to video games and now, through these highly budgeted films. Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons.The weapons systems of the suit have changed over the years, but Iron Man's standard offensive weapons have always been the repulsor rays that are fired from the palms of his gauntlets. Each armor has their own specialty and functionality and allow me to list down five of the coolest Iron Man armor that has ever been made. 

TOP FIVE BEST IRON MAN ARMORS
Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively. 

TOP 5 BEST IRON MAN ARMOR
"MARK I (MK I)"

Skill wise and Strength wise, Mark I is really nothing compare to Tony Stark's latest creations but hey, do not underestimate the reputation of this armor. Mark I is the very first Iron Man suit ever built. Remember in Iron Man 1 when Tony Stark was attacked and captured by the Ten Rings? While being held captive, Tony was forced to build a weapon of mass destruction for them, the Jericho Missile. With the help of Yinsen, Tony built this armor instead and used it to escape. The Mark I is powered by the first miniaturized version of the arc reactor, it grants its user extended durability and limited protection against firepower. The MK I's main weaponry is composed of missiles and a flame thrower, and also gives the user augmented strength. Using the repulsor technology generated by the arc reactor, the suit can fly for a limited period of time. The fact that this armor is made out of scraps is good enough reason to include Mark I in our top 5 list.


TOP 4 BEST IRON MAN ARMOR
"HULKBUSTER"
The big armor that we have seen in the Iron Man 3 film is not the Hulkbuster but the "Igor" (MARK XXXVIII). Igor wasn't designed for battle, but for heavy lifting, being able to handle heavy objects but can be used for heavy melee combat. Hulkbuster on the other hand, as what the term suggests, the armor was exclusively made to fight against the unstoppable Hulk. The Hulkbuster Armor is the ultimate module, an exo-suit that allows Iron Man to go a few rounds with the Hulk by wrapping around the Modular Armor itself. Although used just once, this module past the test, allowing Iron Man to trade blows with the Hulk, fighting to a standstill. It is also the biggest Stark armor top date. Rockets are used to boost the armor's punches. An injector was loaded with anti-gamma radiation nanites; however these had been tampered with and were ineffective in battle. 

TOP 3 BEST IRON MAN ARMOR
"MARK VII"
Mark VII is the armor that Stark used in Marvel's The Avengers film. This armor is powered by a miniaturized arc reactor, like every previous Iron Man armor. Apparently carrying all the capabilities of the MK VI, the MK VII also has one distinguishing feature that sets it apart: A self-propelled rocket pod form that seeks out the wearer of a matched pair of bracelets, then opens and reforms around the person as a fully functional Iron Man suit. The shoulders of the MK VII are capable of launching mini air-to-air rockets with apparant homing capabilities.The legs of the MK VII now store several missles and it also shows additional thrusters both on the back and the front, hidden under plating. This presumably allows the Mark VII to reach greater speeds and frees the hand repulsors to be used more frequently and effectively during combat. 


TOP 2 BEST IRON MAN ARMOR
"MKXLII"

Mark XLII is the one that we've seen in the latest Iron Man movie. The Mark XLII is comprised of separate pieces that can fly to a designated humanoid target and form a suit around such a body. It is controlled from state-of-art chips implanted in Stark's left forearm, allowing him to mentally direct the pieces. Stark commonly uses hand gestures to help guide the modules, although the fully formed suit has also been commanded by Stark's subconscious during REM sleep. When the pieces latch onto a target body the solid plates extend articulated pieces that reach out to latch with the adjoining component piece, for example a rerebrace and gauntlet will jointly create the elbow connection between them. This gives the Iron Man Mark XLII a level of adaptability previously not seen in an Iron Man suit, and could form around a slim female form with no loss of articulation. 

THE BEST IRON MAN ARMOR
"EXTERMIS ARMOR"
If Tony Stark implanted chips in his arm to control the MK XLII, Stark uses his very own body for the development of Extermis. The skin and his brain is now a part of his suit. This armor used vectored repulsor fields to tessellate its 'memory metal' design. The armor formed over a gold under-sheath produced by Stark's own body. The under-sheath's regenerative systems could repair damage to wearer or armor. Due to Extremis, Stark's mind could now directly access satellite networks, security systems, and other digital technologies. The armor could be piloted remotely, even simultaneously with several other models in the field. Plus he had the ability to transmit whatever he saw (from his visual cortex) to other people’s display screens. The computer’s cybernetic link enables him to operate all of the armor’s functions, as well as providing a remote link to other computers (as Stark is now part of the armor this connection is seamless). The armor’s system was connected to the global mainframe via StarkTech servers. Stark could fly/control the armor even when not in it. Because the armor was wired directly to his brain, he controlled it by thought like it was another limb. It was part of him. In fact, he could control whole groups of his armors effortlessly. He even had a team deployed as Earth’s space defense.Extremis blended with the armor to give Stark enormous physical power as well, resulting in the strongest armor to date. Iron Man could lift up to 100 tons. His punch was as strong as a solid steel ball traveling at 3,500 ft./sec. And the armor’s boot jets could propel him at speeds up to Mach 8.7.  
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