Lujain is Back and Blogging About Middle School

September 19, 2013  |  Family

Middle School, that feels like ages ago! My little sister @LujainTalks started 6th grade a few weeks ago, and man does time fly by quickly! I can’t believe she’s a Middle-Schooler now it seems just yesterday she was starting Kindergarten and I was taking her to school (since I was unemployed at the time).  Both Lujain and I decided it was time she took blogging a bit more seriously but to not allow it to interfere with her studies.

LujainTalks

Lujain’s goal this year is to improve her writing skills, to share her experiences, and just to be a kid.  That’s the most important thing.  I remember starting 6th grade like it was yesterday (but a million years ago) I was scared at first but found that I fell in love with the freedom of being cooped up in one class.  You get to move around to your next class and you get to have new people with you in each class (no more getting stuck with the same 20 students in homeroom).

So, why don’t you all head on over there, read the little girl’s blog and be polite in your comments please.  Children should not be faced with the hatred and rude comments we adults are faced with.  Encourage her, share some of your childhood experiences with her.  And suggest stuff as well.

[Lujain Talks]

P.S. I gave her that cute little blog makeover because it was time and it feels more cool now! Don’t you think?

From Indie Beginnings to Film Stars: Where Were They Then?

September 18, 2013  |  Guest Writers

Today’s big stars are yesterday’s hungry indie actors. Do you know where the likes of such marquee film names like Jake Gyllenhal, Scarlett Johanssen and Ed Norton got their starts? The popular and ever-so dreamy Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn’t always a hot commodity in the industry. All of these actors and actresses began their careers as extras, minor roles, and sometimes leading roles in underfunded low-lit independent films.

From Indie Beginnings

To see such A-list stars have such humble beginnings is always a rich sight to see. Some even have interviews of themselves reflecting on previous hits they had and where they are now like on Break videos and other various outlets to search celebrity interviews. It’s amazing to see how much they’ve changed as far as their perspective on Hollywood, their film choices in the past, and where they’d like to go in the future. Read on below to learn about the peculiar indie starts of a few of today’s biggest celluloid stars.

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[Apple] iOS 7 Available for Download Tonight

September 18, 2013  |  Apple, iPad, iPhone, Software

Prepare yourselves, iOS 7 should be available for download between 7-9 PM KWT (GMT +3) time.  I’ve been using it for the past three months and I can’t fall in love with it more than I have.  Everything is just easier and fresher.

iOS7 Blog

Before you update be sure to back up your device whether it is on the iCloud or on your iTunes connected computer.  Once the update appears download and update and hopefully you won’t lose anything.

For those of you who have been beta testers, well all you need to do is back up your phone, download the Gold Master from the iOS Developers page and restore your iOS device by using the last back up you created.

Happy iOS 7 Day!

Note: iOS 7 is compatibable with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation+, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini.

[Fall TV 2013 Preview] Trophy Wife on ABC

September 17, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Late last week, we were given a glimpse into the new ABC sitcom called “Trophy Wife” which stars the beautiful Malin Ackerman and Bradley Whitford.  It’s a simple story one that is reminiscent of “Modern Family” but using a different equation.  ABC saw that the equation could work one more time and they could produce another hit, unfortunately for me it wasn’t that great, don’t get me wrong but something about the show just feels too tired but I will give it another shot with a few more episodes.  So let’s find out more.

Trophy Wife

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[Fall TV 2013 Preview] We Are Men on CBS

September 16, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Earlier today the pilot episode of “We Are Men” was made available on the internet for those of us who can’t wait until the actual premiere date.  To tell you the truth, I was skeptical when I read the “About Show” bit and thought this would definitely be one of the first shows to get cancelled.  Unfortunately it did not disappoint, while watching the pilot I felt sad and relieved at the same time because this would mean one less show to watch.  But enough about me, let me give you a glimpse into the show.

We Are Men

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Nokia Introduces the Lumia 925 in Kuwait

September 16, 2013  |  Nokia

Just a few days ago I received information that Nokia Middle East has announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 925 in Kuwait and that it is currently available at all major electronic retail outlets for the price of KD 145.900.  The new Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Lumia range.

Lumia 925 Group - High-Res

The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia has also announced the availability of Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl,  allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.

The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.

The Nokia Lumia 925 comes in white, grey, or black with covers, sold separately that come in white, black, yellow, and red.

[Summer TV] Who Got Renewed or Cancelled?

September 14, 2013  |  TV

This past Summer TV season marked the arrival of a couple of new shows, as well as the return of older ones.  A couple of my favorites this summer season were: “Graceland”, “Under the Dome”, “Mistresses”, “Devious Maids”, “The Fosters”, “Orange is the New Black” and “Camp”.  I’ll give you glimpses into them later on in life but for now I’ll tell you the bits and pieces I heard about which shows got renewed and which were cancelled.

Graceland

First on the list, “Graceland”, a show by “White Collar’s” creator Jeff Eastin follows a group of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA, to Customs in a one-hour drama to basically discover if one of the agents is dirty.  This show stars the gorgeous Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as well as a couple of other actors Vanessa Ferlito (Grindhouse), Brandon Jay McLaren (Falling Skies), Serinda Swan (Breakout Kings) and Manny Montana (Chicago Code).  This show was RENEWED.

There’s more information as to who got the axe and who got the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, be sure to check it out.

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