Thursday, January 31, 2013

Get to know K-Pop: Girls Groups


     K-Pop (Korean Popular Music) is a musical genre originated in South Korea. Thanks to the internet, this genre have been heard all over the globe and there is a very small amount of the population that don't know about it. 
     Most of the K-Pop bands are made from 5 to 10 members which gets a lot of attention since it isn't very common with Americans/European bands. 
     The girls groups are identified with creative dance routines and they usually have a wild-but-girly sense of fashion! Get to know them: 

Girls Generation aka SNSD: Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona & Seohyun.

f(x): Amber, Victoria, Krystal, Sulli & Luna.

4Minute: Nam Ji-hyun, Heo Ga-yoon, Jeon Ji-yoon, Kim Hyun-a & Kwon So-hyun.

Wonder Girls: Sunye, Yeeun, Sohee, Yubin, Hyelim.

After School: Jungah, Jooyeon, Uee, Raina, Nana, Lizzy, E-Young & Kaeun.

Kara: Park Gyu-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Goo Ha-ra, Nicole Jung & Kang Ji-young.

Miss A: Fei, Jia, Min & Suzy.

T-ara: Boram, Qri, Soyeon, Enjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon, Areum & Dani.

2ne1: CL, Bom, Dara, Minzy

Here's a playlist so you can check out their epic work!

Which of the groups has caught more of your style? Leave a comment!
- Andy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trend: Striped Bottoms

   

     The newest trend that will be remembered as well as really well used this year is the striped bottoms. The trend can be found anywhere and there are a lot of fashionistas out there combining striped with different colours and accessories. 
     These stripes has a hot glam rock n' roll way of rocking you! 



Why not wear them for a party or a night out?! 


Striped skirts have been going around for a while, but since it's been trending intensely  why not give it another chance...



Would you give a try at any of these looks? ;)

     Stay connected for the latest! - Andy 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Feel The Beat


 Hello folks!
     The year is still in the very beginning, there's still time to dedicate this year on partying! Plan out how you want to spend your spare time and decide with friends to enjoy new beats and go to new places to meet new people and be a completely new you! 
     I personally love to party and there ain't a chance I'll say a no to that! Having that in mind, we need to live WILD since we are young and free! 
     Here is a playlist of new tunes from Will.I.Am, P!nk and some remixes that promises to take over your head this year (well, at least right now, tee-hee). Press play and let's dance in front of the mirror! IT'S TIME TO LIVE TO THE FULLEST! 


                        


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh, Cassius!

     One of the newest members of YouTube are now getting well-known really fast! The two members makes covers of famous singers and bands.
     The first cover uploaded was of Rihanna's We Found Love, and they haven't stopped creating their own versions of the songs! They use both a xylophone and a guitar plus their voice are incredibly melodic.
     Here are some of their covers!




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Firefox takes a step higher!

     The well-known company Mozilla, make of the Firefox web browser, is also working on a new and modern service system.
     Firefox OS is about taking technologies behind the Web and using them to produce an entire mobile operating system. Although it's not yet released, Mozilla came together with GeeksPhone to create the device and started developing applications of it's own. Having in mind they are working against rivals iOS by iPhone and also Androids. 
     There still isn't a promised date for it's release, but can we really expect a high leveled phone that can possibly because the next great thing? 
   

Tick - Tock

Here are some really creative and realistic designs which pretty much goes with our daily routines!







Sunday, January 20, 2013

Life in 5 Seconds

     Have you ever imagined not having to spend a lot of time watching movies or reading long books? Having that in mind, the book ''Life in Five Seconds'' takes 200 world events, animals and celebrities that you really need to know about without wasting so much time! For more info you can click right here
     Check some of them out!




Saturday, January 19, 2013

Don't Stop The Party!

     There's absolutely nothing like spending the weekend partying with friends! Sometimes we have so much problems we want to get away from. Trying to get distracted with something else sometimes won't work any way or other. I believe that when I'm partying I can forget the world and just dance!




Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Highwayman: Poem + Illustrations


The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.   
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.   
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,   
And the highwayman came riding—
         Riding—riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

He’d a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,   
A coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin.
They fitted with never a wrinkle. His boots were up to the thigh.   
And he rode with a jewelled twinkle,
         His pistol butts a-twinkle,
His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard.
He tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred.   
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there   
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
         Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim the ostler listened. His face was white and peaked.   
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay,   
But he loved the landlord’s daughter,
         The landlord’s red-lipped daughter.
Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber say—

“One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I’m after a prize to-night,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,   
Then look for me by moonlight,
         Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.”

He rose upright in the stirrups. He scarce could reach her hand,
But she loosened her hair in the casement. His face burnt like a brand
As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast;   
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
         (O, sweet black waves in the moonlight!)
Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the West.

                              

He did not come in the dawning. He did not come at noon;   
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise of the moon,   
When the road was a gypsy’s ribbon, looping the purple moor,   
A red-coat troop came marching—
         Marching—marching—
King George’s men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

They said no word to the landlord. They drank his ale instead.   
But they gagged his daughter, and bound her, to the foot of her narrow bed.
Two of them knelt at her casement, with muskets at their side!   
There was death at every window;
         And hell at one dark window;
For Bess could see, through her casement, the road that he would ride.

They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest.
They had bound a musket beside her, with the muzzle beneath her breast!
“Now, keep good watch!” and they kissed her. She heard the doomed man say—
Look for me by moonlight;
         Watch for me by moonlight;
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way!

She twisted her hands behind her; but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!   
They stretched and strained in the darkness, and the hours crawled by like years
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight,
         Cold, on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it! The trigger at least was hers!

The tip of one finger touched it. She strove no more for the rest.   
Up, she stood up to attention, with the muzzle beneath her breast.   
She would not risk their hearing; she would not strive again;   
For the road lay bare in the moonlight;
         Blank and bare in the moonlight;
And the blood of her veins, in the moonlight, throbbed to her love’s refrain.

Tlot-tlot; tlot-tlot! Had they heard it? The horsehoofs ringing clear;   
Tlot-tlot; tlot-tlot, in the distance? Were they deaf that they did not hear?
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding—
         Riding—riding—
The red coats looked to their priming! She stood up, straight and still.

Tlot-tlot, in the frosty silence! Tlot-tlot, in the echoing night!   
Nearer he came and nearer. Her face was like a light.
Her eyes grew wide for a moment; she drew one last deep breath,   
Then her finger moved in the moonlight,
         Her musket shattered the moonlight,
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him—with her death.

He turned. He spurred to the west; he did not know who stood   
Bowed, with her head o’er the musket, drenched with her own blood!   
Not till the dawn he heard it, and his face grew grey to hear   
How Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
         The landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

Back, he spurred like a madman, shouting a curse to the sky,
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high.
Blood red were his spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat;
When they shot him down on the highway,
         Down like a dog on the highway,
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with a bunch of lace at his throat.





And still of a winter’s night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,

When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,   

When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,   

A highwayman comes riding—
         Riding—riding—
A highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard.
He taps with his whip on the shutters, but all is locked and barred.   
He whistles a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there   
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
         Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.


Spring Breakers on their way!

     The wait is finally over! Today was released the official trailer for Spring Breakers. We can learn from it that these four girls - Faith (Selena Gomez), Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) & Cotty (Rachel Korine) -  are up to any adventure there is available!

     These college girls decided to go to Spring Break for some new fresh adventure, but they have to plan out on how they're gonna gain the money for it. Meanwhile, Alien (James Franco) decides to involve the girls in dirty work to help them get the money.
     From the new trailer we can expect the unexpected on their trip to unforgettable moments!
     What do you think about it? 

       


-Andy x