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Archive for April, 2009

Things that help us dream! »

Hi everybody!
It is almost the end of the semester, and everybody is working really hard to get good grades, and finally be done with this amazing school year. For this reason we thought that it would be a good idea to bring a topic that refreshes our minds, when times are hard.
Music, books or movies [...]

Vietnam »

I found some interesting Youtube links about Vietnam here.
The first one is an introduction of “Pho” – a symbol of Vietnamese cuisine – from Anthony Bourdain. For those of you don’t know about Anthony, he’s known for eating pretty much EVERYTHING and ANYTHING on Travel Channel. He also claims that the most disgusting thing he [...]

Germany and the arts »

I find it very difficult to choose just one German book and film, because of the outstanding output in the arts – especially literature and philosophy – of the Volk der Dichter und Denker. To attempt simplicity, I will list the last two remarkable works I have come across.

Popular music, books and movies in Japan »

Hi~ How was everyone’s spring break? I went down to L.A. for the Spring TaB, and protested against companies on the street. I lost my voice because of yelling too much during the protesting. After few days I was able to speak, but my friend said I sound like a 40 years old businessman. Now [...]

Que tan lejos…. »

When it comes to movies, books and music, I think that there is a movie, that pictures Ecuador better than any other production before.

Operation “Y” and other adventures of Shourik »

“Oперация Ы” is one of the most popular movies in post-USSR countries. It was filmed in 1965, and is one of the most popular comedies of that time. This eccentric comedy directed by Leonid Gaidai includes 3 novellas united by the main character, cranky Shurik, who often finds himself in the most incredible situations.

One of the most famous singers in China »

Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; (born January 18, 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer, producer, actor and director who has won the World Music Award four times. He is well-known for composing all his own songs and songs for other singers.

Watch: Czech Animated Films »

Czech animated films have gained international acclaim for their originality and artistic qualities. Watch the trailers for two recent movies to find out how they are different. It’s the animation technique but also the fascinating, inventive and unusual stories for animated films. And you will also get to hear some Czech!

California Dreamin’ »

A train that transports ammunition for a strategic American mission in Kosovo is halted for five days in a Romanian countryside station. The reason: the overly zealous, high binder railway chief requires presentation of the official paperwork for the delivery. Obviously, the papers have never been issued since no one thought that such a delivery [...]

Books, movies and music I would recommend »

For writing this post I was trying to decide which book would I recommend people to read, and since most of the books I read are history ones was a difficult task.