Inner Peace

Kung Fu Panda

Po and Inner Peace

Kung Fu Panda is one of my favorite movies for so many reasons. It is witty. It is funny. It does have some insights that children and adults alike can pick up.

One of the things that stuck to my mind from the second movie is the concept of inner peace. I always remember Po and his quest for inner peace. I found it hilarious how he kept hitting the pole in the barge all the while muttering, “Inner peace. Inner peace. Inner peace.” Continue reading

The Hunger Games Nail Polish Line

Hunger Games Nail Polish

Hunger Games Nail Polish Colors

Apparently, I missed the initial rumors that a nail polish line was going to be released for The Hunger Games. Thanks to Fashionably Geek, I just about caught the update – that the Hunger Games Nail Polish Line is really coming out. ((Fashionably Geek)) Unsurprisingly, legal issues are to blame for the talk about the whole thing being a hoax.

If I had come across the Hunger Games Nail Polish Line a year or so ago, I probably couldn’t have cared less. I have to admit that I am rather curious as to how the colors would look in real life – Smoke and Ashes and Riveting are particularly interesting.

Any Hunger Games readers out there? How do you take this marketing move?

Oh yeah, we’ll have to wait till March next year for the release.

LEGO Diamond Ring = Geeky Girl’s Best Friend?

LEGO Diamond Ring

LEGO Engagement Ring

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, although I really would have to disagree with that. Then again, as I have been told one time too many, I always point out the exception to the rule. In any case, if you are a girl and you like diamonds, then you will probably have something to say about this LEGO Diamond Ring. Continue reading

On New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

It’s a bit early for New Year’s resolutions, you may be thinking. Recent events in my life have led me to thinking about changes, however, and what are resolutions if not changes?

In the past month or so, my life has taken a turn for the worse. Or for the better. It depends on how you look at things, and at this point, I choose the latter. Things may seem bad right now, but in the long run, it’s probably for the better.

This brings me to resolutions and how it has become tradition to make them when a new year begins. But why do we have to wait till the beginning of a new year to make changes for the better? Why can’t we just say that today, I will implement change? Continue reading

Your Guide to the Worst and Best Cover Songs

There are some people who will not listen to cover songs if their lives depended on it, but I have to admit that I have a thing for really good covers. Actually, one of my favorites right now is Disturbed’s cover of U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. Another one of my all time favorites is Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah”, which is a Leonard Cohen original. I think those two are enough evidence to support that cover songs can be good!

Here’s a nifty infographic of the best and the worst cover songs which I found very informative because I discovered that some songs were actually covers! The illustration displays the songs in such a way that it is easy to figure out which ones are “bad” and which ones are “good”. Of course, bad and good can be relative, so you be the judge.

Cover Songs

Your Guide to the Worst and Best Cover Songs

What do you think? Did the creators do an accurate job?

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones Poster

Crazy Ones Poster

Crazy Ones Poster

Everyone has heard or read this quote at least once by now. The recently departed Steve Jobs has indeed left a mark on our generation, and this quote is perhaps one of the most popular (if not the most inspiring) that can be attributed to him.

If this quote means much to you, you might want to get a letterpress poster featuring the quote in its entirety. Uncrate is accepting orders till December 17. A poster costs $100-$200. (You didn’t think it would come cheaply, did you? After all, it is still an Apple-related product!)

Each poster measures in at 10 x 26 inches, is printed on 100% cotton and handmade Arches 140# paper. There are only 500 prints available, so if you really want one, I suggest not waiting.

Give the Old Spice Guy a Warm Welcome Back

Have you been missing that hunk of a guy known as the Old Spice Guy? For sure, every woman on this planet knows of Isaiah Mustafa. How can one miss out on him?

I thought that his encounter with Fabio was a signal that his Old Spice days were over. Apparently, Old Spice wants him back on the horse, and he is back for the holidays. Not as your regular Old Spice Guy, but as MANTAclaus. Mind you, that’s not just a name. He does give out gifts and has, so far, given out more than 29 million! Check out the video if you want a piece of this.

Strum Your Way to Happiness With the Autobot Ukelele

Autobot Ukelele

Autobot Ukelele

The ukelele has been a source of fascination for kids and adults alike. I bet you had your own ukelele when you were a kid, and even if you didn’t have one, you probably lusted for one. Who wouldn’t? A ukelele is a cute little bundle which allows you to express your creativity via music, and while your perception of your musical skills may be rather different from what listeners hear, no one can deny the fun that playing with a ukelele brings.

Now what if your ukelele is shaped like the Autobot logo? Now THAT is taking fun to whole new level, don’t you think? Continue reading