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28 April 2010

63rd Bloemen Corso, Haarlem (Flower Parade)

63rd Bloemen Corso, Haarlem (Flower Parade)

Here are pictures of the 63rd Bloemen Corso in Haarlem on 24th April 2010.
The theme this year is European travels and all the flowers are fresh.

Notice the sea horses, jelly fish & etc, all made out of different sorts of fresh flowers.
Took up almost the whole Saturday to Haarlem because the procession started at 9am at Noordhoutwijk and at 9pm they passed by at other places in Haarlem.
Together with the flower arrangements are people involved in this event that makes the flowers more life-like, like the car and such... Enjoy!

Brought to you by Columnist of Ratianda (The Netherlands).

24 April 2010

Features : Warner Bros. The best!

Hey guys~! Today I'm just gonna go ~GaGa~ over WB (my shortcut) aka Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., also known as Warner Bros. Pictures or in short, Warner Bros. which is an American producer of film and television entertainment (Ps. the often-used Warner Brothers is incorrect). Besides this, my all-time-favorite are the Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner aka "The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister)" or just simply "The Warners". Who are they? The trio of red-nosed Warner siblings all appear in the Animaniacs logo, and the show usually begins and ends with gags performed by them.

It's on of my favorite cartoon purposely drawn in the style of early black and white visuals. The Warner siblings were part of a crazy and hilarious cast and often made appearances in other characters' segments, often as a literal running gag. (Animaniacs, featuring Yakko, Wakko and Dot plus Pinky and the Brain)

Guess what... Warner Bros. one of the "major" film studios, it is a subsidiary of Time Warner and Warner Bros. also has several subsidiary companies, including Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, TheWB.com, and DC Comics. Warner owns half of The CW Television Network.

Here's how it all began : (Just a short recap over the years...)

1903 - 1925 : Founding
1925 - 1935 : Sound, Color, Style
1930 : The birth of Warner's cartoons
1931 - 1935 : Pre-code realistic period & code era
1936 onwards : World War II
After World War II : Changing Hands
1949 : Warner Bros. Television
1958 : Warner Bros. Records
 In the late 1950s : Warner Bros. rebounded with new owners

Since 1995 : Warner and station owner Tribune Company of Chicago launched The WB Network, finding a niche market in teenagers.

In the late 1990s, Warner obtained rights to the Harry Potter novels, and released feature film adaptations of the first in 2001, the second in 2002, the third in June 2004, the fourth in November 2005, and the fifth on July 11, 2007. The sixth was slated for November 2008, but Warner moved it to July 2009 only three months before the movie was supposed to come out, citing the lack of summer blockbusters in 2009 (due to the Writer's Strike) as the reason. The decision was purely financial, and Alan Horn said, "There were no delays. I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November." This resulted in a massive fan backlash. The seventh and final adaptation, to be shown in two parts, has been announced for 2010 and 2011.
"Warner Bros. celebrated its 90th anniversary on June 1, 2008 even though the company celebrated for its 85th anniversary for films only."

In 2009, Warner Bros. became the first studio in history to gross more than $2 billion domestically in a single year.

It is responsible for the Harry Potter film series, the highest grossing film series of all time. Warner Brothers is also responsible for The Dark Knight, the 2008 Academy Award-winning Batman film that eventually became the studio's highest grossing film ever with over $1 billion. Warner Bros. films were the top-grossing films worldwide for 2001('Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"), 2005 ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire") and 2008 (The Dark Knight).

Here's our favorite Harry Potter Movie posters some from Warner Bros. (I guess..hehhe)

To cut to the chase, Warner Bros. Entertainment is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company. A global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms.  The company stands at every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing, international cinemas and broadcastin. Now this is definitely something to feature and brag about!
(Ps. I have another favorite "HOT FLICK" at the moment, The Vampire Diaries from The CW TV Network that half belongs to Warner Bros. btw...)

 Find Out More @
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Archive Collections
Harry Potter
Vampire Diaries

08 April 2010

Nokia : The Rookie (MY & SG)

Think you've got what it takes to be "The Rookie"?! Think again! Join in the fun & exciting challenge as Nokia Malaysia & Singapore brings you "The Rookie"!

What is it all about?
Here's a description "ripped" off the main site :
Nokia is looking for 12 dynamic individuals to battle it out for internships at four high-profile companies. Armed with just a Nokia E72, Nokia Messaging and their wits, contestants will take on a series of challenges. Of the final four contestants, the ultimate champion will be crowned The Rookie and win a RM10,000 cash prize. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be The Rookie, seize this opportunity and prove it.

Well, first of all... I'm guessing you gotta be knowledgeable in Nokia and its services to go through with the challenges. (I guess...) But the best part is, you get to choose which company you want to have an internship with one of 4 companies that are leaders in their field!
Nokia Malaysia : The Rookie (Nokia, Universal Music, Standard Chartered Bank, and 8TV)

 Nokia Singapore : The Rookie (Nokia, Microsoft, Standard Chartered and Zouk)

Talk about "free media exposure" and good records to add up to your CV for a brighter much wider future!
Prizes up for grab! For the lucky 12 contestants that's gonna battle out street-wise, street-smart & likewise... (etc...etc...) Final 4 will win the internship at this 4 LEADING COMPANY! But only 1 will be crowned "The Rookie" with
CASH PRIZE RM10, 000(Malaysia)
CASH PRIZE $S5, 000(Singapore)

Think you've got what it takes? Then what on earth are you waiting for?! Go submit before the dateline
Dateline : 28th April 2010

If I had this chance! I would never miss it! Opportunity comes once in a lifetime!

If I were to submit, I would choose Nokia or Universal Music!

Not participating? You still get a chance to grab yourself some WORTH value-for-money cash voucher! *Limited. While Stock Last...
 You can find this here (right at the bottom) : Malaysia or Singapore

But thanks to my current job & thanks to Nokia... 
I'm well-trained about Nokia products & services and I'm definitely not available during those 2 months period. May & June 2010! But I wish, all those lucky contestants all the best and a great big THUMBS UP for the 4 Leading Company who brought us this spectacular CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
(Ps. We're watching over you... participants... contestants... public... people... young graduates... etc... etc... )

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