Weekend Blog Follower Caravan#1

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Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had wonderful new year with friends and family. Anyhow, a new bloghop meme just launched this new year. It’s a Weekend Blog Follower Caravan hosted by Pinay Mommy Bloggers. The purpose of this caravan is to meet more bloggers all over the bloguniverse, get more followers and readers to your blog. So, if you have blog or just started a new one then, get more followers with WBFC. Hop in now!

Hope you can follow my blogs included in the caravan

J&J Milestones and Adventures
In Pursuit of Success
Shy’s Mixed Thoughts
efashiontalk.com

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Toy Story 1,2,3

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated film. It is the third feature-length film in the Toy Story series.The plot focuses on the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and other toys dealing with an uncertain future as their owner prepares to leave for college.

TOY STORY 3 have reach a Domestic Total Gross: $415,004,880

The third (and presumably final) installment of Pixar’s beloved franchise sits firmly at the top of the toy chest as the highest grossing film of 2010, nabbing the unstoppable animation studio its biggest hit yet.

Let’s look back on the previous Toy Story through the video i got from youTube.

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 sequel to Toy Story, which features the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them.


After my son watched the Toy Story 1. he asked for more. Good thing the Toy Story 2 was upnext. he love the talking toys and its adventure. He even collected the characters that he had from his toy chest.

Toy Story follows a group of toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll (Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (Allen).

Toy Story went on to earn over $191 million in the United States and Canada during its initial theatrical release and took in more than $361 million worldwide.


Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated film, the first Disney/Pixar film to be made, as well as the first feature film to be made entirely with CGI. Directed by John Lasseter and featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, and was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

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New Year’s Tradition

Few nights and hours to go and we will be celebrating New Year again. Im sure we can hear the famous new year song “Auld Lang Syne” as we face the year 2011. The song, “Auld Lang Syne,” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. Auld Lang Syne literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

Making of New Year’s resolutions is one of the tradition that most people do on New Year. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. There was also a tradition of using a baby to signify the new year which symbolizes of rebirth. Food prepared on New Year is also part of the tradition among people from different places and cultures

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck.

Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either hog jowls or ham.
~ Black-eyed peas with either hog jowls or ham are usually the kind of food prepared by some people in the US. It’s been considered good luck in many cultures.
~ The meat from the hog is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity.
~ Cabbage is another “good luck” vegetable that is consumed on New Year’s Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency.
~ In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year’s Day.

Top 8 Auspicious Food Symbols for Chinese New
Year

1. Hot Pot

A steaming hot pot (or chinese fondue) with meat, seafood
and vegetables) is a must.

Huo3 in hot pot huo3 guo3 火锅 is the same word as huo3 in
hong2 huo3 红火 “prosperous and booming”.

2. Fish

Another must-have dish if you want to experience abundance
in the new year.

Fish yu2 鱼 is the most popular dish served during Chinese
New Year.

In Chinese fish has the same sound as “surplus” and
“abundance” 余.

A whole fish is served on Chinese New Year’s eve for the
reunion dinner.

Usually the fish is steamed.

It is a good omen to leave the bones and head and tail
intact.

This symbolizes surplus/abundance and a good beginning and
end in the new year.

Best served whole.

3. Shrimp

Shrimp xia1 虾 in Mandarin and ha in Cantonese sounds
like someone laughing.

Eat shrimp for happiness and well-being.

4. Boiled dumplings

A Chinese New Year tradition is eating boiled dumplings.

These are shaped like gold ingots.

Dumplings jiao3 zi 饺子 sounds like jiao1 zi3 交子which
means the hour of transition into the New Year.

Hence, in northern China, dumplings filled with meat are
eaten on Chinese New Year’s eve to usher in good luck and
wealth in the New Year.

Sometimes a coin is placed in one of the dumplings. Whoever
bites on it will have plenty of wealth in the new year.

When dumplings and yellow noodles are cooked together they
mean “golden threads through gold ingots”.

In the eastern cities of China, like Shanghai, Hangzhou and
Suzhou, egg dumplings are eaten as they look like gold
ingots.

5. Oyster

Hao2 sounds like hao3 shi4 好事 which means “good
things”.

In southern China, it is served with thin rice
noodles.

6. Green vegetables

For close family ties, serve some greens.

Qing1 cai4 青菜 sounds like qing1 亲 as in qin1 re 亲热 mea
ning “close/intimate”

7. Sticky rice cake

Nian2 gao1 年糕.

Nian2 means year and cake gao1 sounds the
same as high gao1 高.

So eating this steamed cake made of rice flour and topped
with red dates has the meaning of attaining greater
prosperity and rank in the new year.

8. Noodles

Known as chang2 shou4 mian4 长寿面 meaning “longevity
noodles”.

A wish for good fortune — Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity,
Happiness and Abundance — is central to the Chinese way of
life.

Even more so during Chinese New Year!

For more auspicious Chinese food symbols and DIY Chinese recipes, visit www.living-chinese-symbols.com.
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The Wizard of Oz/Judy Garland


I just finished watching the movie The Wizard of Oz, a 1939 American musical fantasy film. Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale main start in the true classic film The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era, Judy Garland was a moved-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

Born – Frances Ethel Gumm in June 10, 1922(1922-06-10) Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.
Died – June 22, 1969(1969-06-22) (aged 47) Chelsea, London, England, UK

She’s been gone for a very long time already but her movies, songs and legacy remains. Kids, adult and older people still watch this classic film The Wizard of Oz and known her as Dorothy Gale. The Wizard of Oz is one of the most famous films ever made and named as the most-watched film in history by The Library of Congress.

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Young Celeb Hookups

Taylor Swift dating Jake Gyllenhaal

Country chanteuse Taylor Swift had chosen Jake Gyllenhaal as her latest beau/future song subject? They look good together.

Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene

Following relationships with squeaky-clean sweethearts Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas apparently decided he wanted to take a walk on the edgier side, sinking his teeth into ‘Twilight’ beauty Ashley Greene.

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