Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TOP FIVE BEST HITS OF BARRY MANILOW

Today, we are going to have a throwback. I am listing down five of my favorite songs from one of my favorite artists of all time ~ Barry Manilow. Manilow is considered as one of the best selling artists of all time as he sold more than 80 million records worldwide. He is also known for his writings and arranging music for various artists including Dionne Warwick and Bette Midler.  Listed below are five of my personal favorites from Barry Manilow. Enjoy!
TOP FIVE BEST HITS OF BARRY MANILOW
Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively. 

TOP 5 BEST HIT OF BARRY MANILOW
"I CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU"

The song was initially recorded by The Carpenters in 1976 but Barry Manilow's rendition became more recognized. The version was used in various films including Four Weddings and  a Funeral, Deuce Bigalow, Unconditional Love and Hell Boy 2. The song also reached the number one chart in Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

TOP 4 BEST HIT OF BARRY MANILOW
"I WRITE THE SONGS"

Contrary to its title, the song was originally written by Bruce Johnston and is popularized by Barry Manilow. It reached number one spot in Billboard and spent two consecutive weeks. It also won a Grammy for Song of the Year and is nominated for Record of the Year. Interestingly, the "I" in the song is being referred to God and that songs come from the spirit of creativity in all of us.

TOP 3 BEST HIT OF BARRY MANILOW
"SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD"

The song was recorded by Manilow in 1981. The song was a moderate success reaching #21 in Billboard Hot 100 but the impact here in the Philippines. It captures the taste of the Filipino and it has been recorded by various local artists most notably Nina , Roselle Nava and Martin Nievera.

TOP 2 BEST HIT OF BARRY MANILOW
"I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN"

I Made it Through The Rain is such a very uplifting and empowering song about someone who managed to survive all his trials in life. The song was also a moderate success and the single is part of the hits included in his album Barry. It peaked at #10 in Billboard Hot 100 and # 4 in Adult Contemporary chart.

THE BEST HIT OF BARRY MANILOW
"WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND"
Here's one of my favorite ballads of all time. Weekend In New England reached the number one spot in Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number ten in Billboard Hot 100. Interestingly, the title has never been mentioned in the song but it follows a story of a guy who fell in love and had an affair in New England. In response to the song, Reba McEntire also released a song entitled "Whoever's in New England". as sung by the wife of a philandering husband who has an ongoing affair with someone in New England.
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Other Notable songs popularized by Barry Manilow include "Mandy", "Could It Be Magic", "Copacobana", "If I Should Love Again", and "Even Now". How about you? What's your favorite Barry Manilow's Songs?
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TOP FIVE GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT

London is probably one of the places on earth that everyone wishes to visit. It is known for being one of the top tourists destinations of all time due to its wonderful scenery, various attractions (modern and historical) and a whole lot more. If I will be given a chance to list down all the places I would like to visit someday, I will personally include London on top of my list. I haven't been in London yet but if i will, these are the places  or attractions that I would like to put on my list. Listed below are five of the greatest attractions from London. This entry is listed subjectively.
TOP FIVE GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT


TOP 5 GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
"MADAME TUSSAUDS"
I'm sure some of you would rather include the Westminster Abbey or other historical museums in London but I personally want to visit Madame Tussauds the most. I'm so intrigued how highly realistic their wax statues are. It is one of the major tourist attractions in London which showcases a wide range of waxworks or different celebrities and high profile personalities including historical and royal figures, movie stars, sports icons and a whole lot more. We may not be able to meet these personalities in real life but at least we managed to see their replicas which looks exactly like them. 

TOP 4 GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
"NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM"
What makes Natural History Museum more distinctive and superb than other museums in London are the gigantic collection of the tallest and biggest and rarest animal in history and yes, we are referring to dinosaurs. The museum is well known for the exhibition of dinosaur skeleton and more. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that there is no admission fees here and it is definitely a win-win to travelers who are on a tight budget. 

TOP 3 GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
"BUCKINGHAM PALACE"
If you want to experience the royalty, then Buckingham Palace is definitely something you might want to consider. They said that the state rooms are being opened for public viewing as a part of their Summer's opening. This allows you to view the Royal Collections including their impressive artworks and display and other highly expensive furniture. Another interesting attraction of the said place is the so-called Changing of the Guards, a ceremony that usually takes place in a daily basis. 

TOP 2 GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
"ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL"
St Paul Cathedral is one of the most notable attraction in London which is known for its superb English Baroque style of architecture. The dome is said to be one of the biggest and highest dome in the world. It is also known for some of the famous events that occurred and held in the cathedral including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, the royal jubilees and more. 


THE GREATEST LONDON ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
"TOWER OF LONDON"
The list of London Attractions will not be completed without the famous Tower of London. It is considered as one the world's famous buildings. It is famous in so many ways. First of all, it is known for its magnificent architecture and secondly, it is also known for its mystery. I remember watching "Scariest Places on Earth" and they put Tower of London in one of the list of haunted buildings.  In addition to that, the Tower is also located near the famous Tower Bridge too. 
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With all these magnificent and spectacular Attractions, it is not really surprising why London has become one of the world's best tourist destinations. Of course, traveling the entire place is not enough for one day so you might consider booking a hotel or better yet renting an apartment.  There are actually a lot of London Apartments that you can avail for your family or friends. In case that you are looking for a nice place, then you might consider dealing with Robert and Polly Arnold. They are both Londoners who has a business that caters services that allows the tourists or entrepreneurs to find the best and the most suitable London Apartments according to their budget and needs. Whether you are looking for an establishment or apartment to stay for a short term or long term, they can absolutely help you in so many ways. 
You can check their site at apartment-hotels.com to see what else they have to offer. 
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Other Notable Attractions include the newly opened Harry Potter Museum, The London Eye, British Museum and more. How about you? Have you ever wanted to visit London? If you did, feel free to share us your experiences or any place that is not included in the list that you want to recommend.


Friday, May 9, 2014

X-MEN: Days of Future Past

Yes! The time that all of us have been waiting for, finally arrives! X-Men : Days of Future Past will soon hit the theaters and I am so excited to witness this breathtaking installment in X-Men film franchise. X-Men : First Class is simply remarkable, The Wolverine is undeniably fantastic and I'm sure that this latest X-Men film will be a blast!  The story of the film will take place  after the events that occurred in 2006's X-men " The Last Stand and X-Men's : First Class.  In this film, the characters from the original film trilogy will join force with their younger selves in battle in which they have to change the past in order to save their future. Now, for those who haven't seen the trailer yet, kindly watch the video below:
So what are the things that excites me the most in this movie? Allow me to list them down
Jennifer Lawrence is back to reprise her role as the young Mystique
►My all time favorite Kitty Pride is back into action as well portrayed by Ellen Page
►It is a star-studded cast
►I'm excited to see the X-men's version of Quicksilver (and compare it to Avengers soon LOL)
► There will be a lot of fight scenes for sure!
Well , if mutants are capable of traveling back to past to save the future, how if we can do the same thing? If we are given a chance to correct something in the past to save our future, what would it be? 
Personally, I have done a lot of mistakes in the past and if I have a time machine, I would probably do something to correct them. 
Of course, I am not going to follow Marty McFly who almost ruined his life after changing his past or as careless as Nobita in Doraemon. If I will be given a chance to go back in time, I am going to approach my younger self and give him all the advises he need. I will tell him to be wiser, stronger and more God fearing. I will tell him to enjoy his life to the fullest in a way that he is not going to forget his studies and will maintain his good grades. I would probably tell him to step out from the "Friendzone" too LOL.  I will tell him to increase his self esteem and never be afraid to express his thoughts, feelings and opinion to others especially if you know for the fact that you are right and just. 
But then, in reality, we can never go back in time and just like what a poem says "Yesterday is nothing more but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision, And today well-lived, makes Yesterday a dream of happiness And every tomorrow a vision of hope.  Every mistakes that we had in our past happened for a reason. They tend to make us stronger and wiser so we can fearlessly and confidently overcome them in case that we encounter them again in the near future.

Monday, May 5, 2014

TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF BUYING USED CARS

There are so many reasons why people are fond of buying used cars and practicality is probably one of the best reasons you can find. Buying a new car is undeniably the best option but buying used cars also has benefits that are probably way far beyond our expectations. Listed below are five of the most important benefits of Buying Used Cars.
TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF BUYING USED CARS

5. Reliability - I am not saying that new cars are not reliable but most of  them have never been properly tested unless you tried it. The used cars, on the other hand are pre-owned vehicles that are already tested by the owner and the minor issues are probably fixed already including those teething problems and hiccups. On top of that, they said that older cars are built using better methods and more reliable materials than those cars that we have today.

4. Low Registration Fees- The annual registration fee of your car is usually based on the car's value and  it's model year, thus, used cars (considering that they were older models) offers low registration fees. Each state , however, has their own rules when it comes to such matter. The used Tampa cars , for example, as seen on http://www.parkautomall.com , ensures the customers to get a high quality vehicle with commendable value in such a very competitive price. Interestingly, you can save up to thousands of dollar  by avoiding the new car registration fees and buying cars that are at least three or five years old.

3. Less Depreciation - When a car is brand new and it is already used by the owner, they said that the value will drop immediately and if you tend to sell it, you may not get the same value anymore. Unlike buying used cars, the value will not depreciate quickly. You can sell the car again in a price that is slightly smaller than it's initial value. Therefore, it's not going to be a big lost. In fact, if you upgraded the car you bought, you can even sell it higher than its previous value. Speaking of value, if you are not aware of the value of your car (in case you are planning to sell it), you are always welcome to go on a Trade-In services. Trading In Your car is probably the easiest way to sell your car without exerting too much effort and money for those "For Sale" ads. Instead of selling it yourself, you just have to let the dealer do the rest of the jobs for you.

2. Stress- Free - In connection to the entry above, Trading in Your Cars (whether it is a preowned Trucks, SUVs or Ford F 150) , will free you from such stress. You can also negotiate with those well known car dealers too. In Park Auto Mall , for an instance, they offered Trade-In services and instead of waiting for buyers to buy you vehicle, the company itself will pay you right away (if the requirements or qualifications were meet of course). In the buyers side, buying used cars can be very advantageous too.  We cannot deny the fact that New Cars are very tempting for thieves and burglars. Thus, putting your car on such great risk. Used cars on the other hand will not give you such stress when it comes to such matter.

1. More Inexpensive - The greatest advantage of buying used car is the fact that it will not cost you that much compare to the price that a new car has to offer. They are cheaper indeed but if you check all the benefits we have mentioned above, you know that it is indeed practical and wise to buy a used car. Of course, you can have all these benefits if you deal with a well trusted dealer. If you are interested, you can check more of these Used Car Videos to give you more ideas about buying used cars. 

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