picture taken from: www.myspace.com/scotland_yourock
Friday, July 31, 2009
picture taken from: www.myspace.com/scotland_yourock
ps: I WANT THEM! LOL :)
this gorgeous handmade sandals made directly from the isle of Capri - Italy and ships all over the world...:) [yay for the products - um nay for the price]...kinda pricey tho...and with Euro! GRRRR...^^
Canfora also design for famous people as well..such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Maria Callas and last but not least - First Lady Michelle Obama [picture below]...look at the style! SO CUTE! not to mention the price as well...€250...^o^
For more information and the catalog of the products, do visit: http://www.canfora.com
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
reason: Lasalle's Fashion Show called ELECTROMAGNIFIQUE that made me EXTREMELY TIRED...grrr....yeah that show was a success but kinda stressed me out lil bit...
and...I am SAD...:(
reason: I could not submit my final project for Managerial Data because of the fashion show thingy! argh I am so desperate now...feel like crying...I just wish for the best...finger crossed!
God, please help me!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
SEATING ARRANGEMENT: SUPER PLATINUM (WHITE) right on the center facing the rink; PLATINUM (GREEN) on the center but balcony also on the left and right side; GOLD (YELLOW) same as Platinum only it's on upper deck; SILVER (GREY) on the left and right corner; TRIBUNE (LIGHT BLUE) same as Silver only it's on upper deck.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Antara News, a state-run agency, said at least six people were killed and a number of others were wounded.
The victims were taken to nearby
Police sealed off the area around both blasts, one of which occurred in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the other at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, about 50 meters away, about 7:15 a.m.
“There was a boom and the building shook, and then subsequently two more,” said hotel guest Don Hammer, who was leaving his room in the Marriott when the blast occurred.
“The shocking part was entering the lobby, where the glass at the front of the hotel was all blown out and blood was spattered across the floor, but most people were leaving calmly.”
Witnesses said they saw at least three people being carried away on stretchers.
Greg Woolstencroft had just walked past the hotels and had gone to his nearby apartment when he heard an explosion.
“I looked out my window and I saw a huge cloud of brownish smoke go up,” he told CNN in a telephone interview. “I grabbed my iPhone to go downstairs … and then the second bomb went off at the Ritz-Carlton, so I then ran around to the Ritz-Carlton and I was able to find that there had been a massive bomb that went off in this … restaurant area and the explosion had blown out both sides of the hotel.
“I found inside the body of of what appears to be a suicide bomber, it looked like someone who had been a suicide bomber or someone who had been very, very close to the explosion.
“I also noticed that there were a number of injured people being taken off to hospital, but I only noticed one dead person at this point and time, that’s all I saw. There has been extensive damage to both buildings, and at this point and time of course all the authorities are blocking up all the area and starting an investigation.”
He added, “It’s obviously targeted establishments where there are Westerners and expats … I can only assume it’s something to try and send a message.”
At the Ritz, windows were blown out on the second floor, as though the blast occurred from within.
The Marriott was the site of a terrorist attack in August 2003 that killed 12 people.
Friday’s attack “was not nearly as bad,” said John Aglionby, a reporter for the Financial Times who was at the site of both blasts.
source: CNN, photos copyright of Kompas
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Twenty spots where it's hardest to make ends meet.
Think your morning commute is expensive? Think again. The ride on a bus or subway in Tokyo costs $3.25. Grab a newspaper and a cup of coffee on the way and the total comes to $11.70. That's more than anywhere else in the world--24% more than what those same things cost in New York, even.
Tokyo is the world's most expensive city, according to Mercer's 2009 Worldwide Cost of Living survey released today, with the cost of living up 13.1% from 2008; the city ranked at No. 2 in 2008's survey. Japan's capital is followed by Osaka and Moscow, which held the top spot in last year's rankings. Geneva comes in fourth.
The significant changes from last year are due to massive swings in exchange rates, with many currencies at their weakest in years against the U.S. dollar, during the March 2009 survey period. Because of this, New York moved up 14 spaces to No. 8 from No. 22. London dropped to No. 16 from No. 3 as the pound dropped as low as 1.37 against the U.S. dollar during the study period. Six months earlier, one pound was worth $1.86.
"Changes in exchange rate tend to be one of the major drivers, I would argue the major driver, in cost of living," says Rebecca Powers, a principal consultant at Mercer. Even with the U.S. dollar weakening over the past four months--it's now worth $1.65--due in part to the Obama administration's stimulus package, the cost of living in London, when measured against the value of the U.S. dollar, is significantly lower than it was a year ago, when the pound was worth more than $2.
Other notable jumps from last year's ranking to this year's are Dubai, which moved to No. 20 from No. 52, and Caracas, which moved to No. 15 from No. 89. Both climbed so quickly because the local currencies are pegged to the greenback; the more the dollar's value increased, so did the cost of living in those places (but Caracas also has a high rate of inflation, pushing up prices for basic goods).
All U.S. cities included in the ranking also experienced a rise, including Los Angeles, up 32 places, and Washington, D.C., up 41 places.
World's Top Five Most Expensive Cities To Live:
1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Osaka, Japan
3. Moscow, Russia
4. Geneva, Switzerland
5. Hong Kong (wow!)
read more on: http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/worlds-most-expensive-cities-to-live.html;_ylc=X3oDMTFiYzg2YzRtBF9TAzI3MTYxNDkEc2VjA2ZwLXRvZGF5BHNsawNleHBlbnNpdmUtd29ybGQ
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
PS: too bad they don't ship to Indonesia...:(
Saturday, July 04, 2009
To all the people who lives in United States of America (doesn't matter a citizen or non-citizen) and to US' citizens around the world: Happy Independence Day!! Happy 4th of July!! God bless :)
Friday, July 03, 2009
PS: I found out about Kate firstly and foremost when I spent the entire night on YouTube looking for something worthful to watch (and of course,hear!). I was about to close the page when I saw one of the announcement on the bottom right page that says "young opera singer singing the laughing song by Strauss"...I was like "okay, please don't tell me that this is another girl who's trying to immitate an opera and perform it poorly"...however, yes, a true talent is always meant to be a secret and surprise. as soon as I clicked that link, I was absolutely thrilled! Shelehova is sweet and refreshing! of course she still has to learn much especially with all the breathing and vibration but all I could say that night was: "OMG"...I starred onto the PC's screen dunno for how many long. I was absolutely gobsmacked! I like her style and her voice. She's truly a Gift from God!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
CHICAGO – Visitors to the Sears Tower's new glass balconies all seem to agree: The first step is the hardest.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's 103rd floor Skydeck. Their transparent walls, floor and ceiling leave visitors with the impression they're floating over the city.
"It's like walking on ice," said Margaret Kemp, of Bishop, Calif., who said her heart was still pounding even after stepping away from the balcony. "That first step you take — 'am I going down?'"
Kemp was among the visitors who got a sneak preview of the balconies Wednesday. "The Ledge," as the balconies have been nicknamed, open to the public Thursday. Visitors are treated to unobstructed views of Chicago from the building's west side and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below — for those brave enough to look straight down.
John Huston, one of the property owners of the Sears Tower, even admitted to getting "a little queasy" the first time he ventured out. But 30 or 40 trips later, he's got the hang of it.
"The Sears Tower has always been about superlatives — tallest, largest, most iconic," he said. "Today is also about superlatives. Today, we present you with 'the Ledge,' the world's most awesome view, the world's most precipitous view, the view with the most wow in the world."
The balconies can hold five tons, and the glass is an inch-and-a-half thick, officials said. Sears Tower officials have said the inspiration for the balconies came from the hundreds of forehead prints visitors left behind on Skydeck windows every week. Now, staff will have a new glass surface to clean: floors.
"It's very scary, but at the same time it's very cool," said Chanti Lawrence of Atlanta, adding that she's made her first step toward overcoming her fear of heights.
Adam Kane, 10, of Alton, Ill., rushed to the ledge with his friends and siblings, and they each eagerly pressed their faces to the glass bottom