If you haven’t heard these names good on ya! I don’t know how you found this blog. Anyway, according to Google Zeitgeist’s result’s that have been okay-ed for distribution, these are the top ten fastest rising names of the Entertainment world, outside of Asian nations. A youthful burst of (mainly) American faces. They are:
Other trending names: Shakira, Netflix. Youtube Videos. Ke$ha. Nicki Minaj. Grooveshark. Transformers 3.
All I can say is: There is no Bollywood stars here (a weakness Google needs to improve on to grow market share, still this year) and thank goodness for Robert Pattinson and Shakira, otherwise there would be nobody who wasn’t American in this list other than Bieber.
Come on Google! Be more sharing and reflective.
Zero grade for cross-cultural spirit from an American-owned IT company! You’d think the world was American looking at these results. What a false and deluded bubble that is, to present such a vision to the world. Let’s hope next year Google USA isn’t so insecure. I have a blog, I too know who trends each day.
It’s a pity the Wikileaks scandal didn’t involve the real Google Zeitgiest results. Just saying. This list conveys a vision of ‘cultural imperialism’ that is skewed America’s way. Ideological brainwashing on display, a tad here to be remotely feasible.
I even ask whether Google was censored this year? Unreal. With the exception of Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha’s inclusion and Selena Gomez being bumped onto the list at no.3 to reflect the latest US census results proving more Hispanic-American than envisaged–this reads like last year’s list of entertainers. This list feels stale.
[Image via WTF]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
Just like from a painting, poet Uncle Emile knocked on the door this morning.
On the agenda today was feeding me up on chicken tortilla soup and a sturdy cobb salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, Kanim family encouragement and a reminder that “our whole family loves you.”
We were very French Market today, philosophical poetic as vast as the ocean wide, limitless, expansive; washing over pebbles of Santa Monica Blvd heat. Fresh tides of goodness, of them there is no end in the presence of a friend.
Ironically we were nowhere near France, but we ‘were’ in France via Lebanon, Montreal, Paris, USA thinking on this day. Emile always alters time and space and location for me. He’s old school world wisdom. Timeless.
Thanks Uncle Emile. Even on a sweltering California beach day, you’re always the coolest. Emile always reminds me, that the Art of Encouragement is one of the greatest arts of all. Thank you.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
Halle Berry holds hands with costar Olivier Martinez of Dark Tide in London. Rumors are fueled the couple are now an item. Martinez is Kylie Minogue‘s ex beau. The Dark Tide reference, is clear in Minogue’s new music video’s outro. She’s so polite and courteous to her Hollywood friends.
5. Tie C: S by Shakira
* reminder note: Has Mr & Mrs Cliff Curtis had their baby yet? Must be about now. Mauri ora. :)
Haere mai pepe ataahua ki Te Whenua waiata moemoea a Uncle Sam. ICU.
In Kaiapoi just outside of Christchurch, New Zealand a young man walks an earth carpet between an Earthcrake crack after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city, Saturday followed by a 5.1 quake more recently. Although the quake claimed buildings, the spirit of the Canterbury people 1 out twice. The quake smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted railway lines.Rob Griffin photo via AP
Maamoul treats are whipped up a day before Eid al-Fitr in Sidon’s Old City in southern Lebanon. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. For a tried and true mamoul recipe, Aunt FriedA*‘s recipe, (with “fluted edge” press technique), proven to be a hit in both Syria and California, can be found on this blog, right here. Photo via Ali Hashisho for Reuters.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.9.10~
Lebanese-Colombian pop star, Shakira, is in a bit of a spot with Barcelona’s powers that be, for getting her groove on and dancing in this fountain, when in Spain. They want to impose fines on the singer, for breaking the rules.
Spontaneity is so Spanish, so um, what’s their problem? Poor Shaki. Anyway, here’s a picture snapped in Beverly Hills, friday, of a palm tree over a fountain as a reminder to Shakira, that California loves this girl and her freedom of spirit and expression in the dance.
Shakira has got champagne flow in her talented blood, naturally. Jealous types will just have to arrest her, or fine her to slow her down. Lol!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California. Image: Horiwood.Com’s own. 8.22.10~
World Peace – Hollywood fashion piece. White fabric chiffon strip.
May transparency be our fabric of peace, as we grow up in love. Let’s go Hollywood and California USA.
May we always have courage to press beyond a miraged desert terrain veil of seemingly ‘worlds apart’ media-constructed ‘difference,’ for this is the same desert terrain yet palm beautified story, of how Los Angeles came to be. ICU.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.16.10~
“For everything there is a season, a time to plant and a time to harvest.”–Jewish King Solomon on all political matters, Book of Ecclesiastes.
Today, the New York Times, looks at the U.N and Iraq’s view of time, as opposed to our Western consumer-culture (a la mode: I want it yesterday) view of time. The illusive concept of “time” is one of those things that gets lost in translation between cultures (unfortunately) as these quotes from the Times show us today.
At the sidelines of a United Nations meeting, Hoshyar Zebari, said: ”The Americans planted a tree in Iraq, Mr. Zebari (recalled Iran’s President Mr. Mouhmad Ahmadinejad telling him, with the stilted sympathy of sarcasm. They watered that tree, pruned it and cared for it. “Ask your American friends,” he said, shaking his head, “why they’re leaving now before the tree bears fruit.”
The article written by journalist, Anthony Shadid, says: “Iraq today is replete with American-ordered deadlines, timetables and benchmarks that sought to create realities where realities never existed. The administration is leaving now on its own terms. Perhaps staying would make an already traumatized Iraq worse; much of its dysfunction dates to the American occupation and its earliest days. But the very nature of America’s departure — with no government formed, an unpredictable Iraqi military, and deep popular disenchantment with a hapless political elite — underscores one of the most enduring traits of American strategy in the Middle East.
“Powerful but fickle, the United States has never seemed to understand time, at least not in the way it is acknowledged by Islamic activists willing to serve decades in jail, Syrian presidents assured that American policies will eventually change, and Iraq’s neighbors, who bide their turn to fill the vacuum left by an American departure.
Its policies — support for Israel and authoritarian Arab governments, the invasion of Iraq and war in Afghanistan — may shape sentiments toward it. But time, an American measure of it, often shapes the way it acts.”
It’s one of the unfortunate things about people in the Middle East, unless you visit America, you don’t know how quick and fast time goes here, from a cultural perspective. I mean, America offers so much consumer choice for everyone, that the average American decision makes perhaps thirty times faster than many people of the Middle East, daily, when choosing what TV Channel to watch for example. Time is one of those things that is sped up in America, so this story provides an interesting angle on cultural differences in regards to patience and time values that differ between America and others, like the good people of Iran and Iraq for example.
Shadid also reports in his article: “It certainly is American politics and it is American culture, the sense that we are an impatient people,” said Ryan C. Crocker, a former ambassador to Iraq and veteran diplomat in the Arab world. “ ‘Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, at the latest, and if that’s not going to happen, we’re going to move on.’”
“In Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Syria, the messy [U.S determined political] realities never quite fit. Since 2003, they rarely have in Iraq, either.
Shadid also writes: “Patience is always in short supply in Washington,” said Mr. Zebari, wondering what that meant for Iran, Turkey and Iraq’s other neighbors.
Tabloueh by Emile Kanim. Tomato studded red with fresh green zing.
That’s how we roll. Peppy.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.25.2010~
Look at Emile Kanim, writer of the book Plentitude, a book about earth sustainability, shining a green lantern light on Hollywood’s leading lady of action movies, Angelina Jolie this weekend, while (um) studying hard doing research for his upcoming book.
“Salt of the earth research?” Yea. Too funny!
Angelina Jolie had stiff competition this weekend against Inception‘s stranglehold on the box office. News articles like this from the California Chronicle, describe Jolie as having only two expressions, “stony pout” and “sexy pout” as female critics drunk her blood sounding more like medical 420 commentators here in California, than supportive critics of chick flicks that are action oriented.
The article goes on to say: “Her earnestness, both as an actress and a celebrity, just sort of bugs me, and any movie I’ve ever seen that she’s in has worn me out. Too much crazy! Too much brow furrowing! Shooting! Cutting! Pouting!” –In a weird Hollywood way, this could be viewed as a great compliment if you were kind.
Although earning a whopping $36.5 million at the box office with Salt, Chris Nolan‘s Inception clocked in at #1, retaining the crown from Jolie with $43.5 million earned in its second weekend, reports U.S Weekly.
Congratulations to Nolan/ DiCaprio & Phillip Noyce(dir)/ Jolie for making Hollywood the hottest place in filmmaking entertainment this weekend. A good result.
Jolie however sits at the top of IMDB’s website, Hollywood’s industry working “bible” website for actors, directors, producers profiles. Needless to say Oscar nominees will most probably be on their way for both Angelina and Leo, next Oscar nods round. Good work.
~With thanks to Emile. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.25.2010~
Hollywood Actor Cliff Curtis has Courage To Love the Middle East
Hollywood actor and film producer, Cliff Curtis holds his early edition copy of Courage To Love, the new Romeo & Juliet novel by author Robert Ellis. The modern story of forbidden love that is set in Israel and the Gaza strip, is getting good early buzz in Hollywood. Curtis describes the book as being “beautiful.”
Of this pivotal novel, Curtis features here in his hand, filmmaker Bill Birrell says: “I have been looking for a human scale story about the Middle East: but one that will both entertain and provoke. In short I believe Courage to Love is it. Not since Elie Wiesel, the Nobel prize-winning writer, has an author distilled these conflicts into such human terms. Put another way, while the story touches on significant issues, it is really a tale of two young people and their struggle to be allowed to love each other.”
Cliff, a newly wed himself, is all about love these days and furthering love’s potential in a world wind epic romance he finds himself caught up in, in his real life. His Hollywood career also has elevation. Curtis currently stars as Firelord Orzai in M. Night Shyamalan‘s 3D film franchise, The Last Airbender and has just signed on to two films starring opposite, Zoe Saldana (of Star Trek and Avatar film franchises fame) where he’s cast as Zoe’s closest family member. Coming up, Curtis will also star with Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis.
(المُحِبُّ): يَاحَمَامَتِي اللاَّئِذَةَ بِشُقُوقِ الصَّخْرِ وَمَخَابِيءِ الْمَعَاقِلِ، أَرِينِي وَجْهَكِ وَأَسْمِعِينِي صَوْتَكِ، لأَنَّ صَوْتَكِ عَذْبٌ وَمُحَيَّاكِ رَائِعٌ.
وَعِنْدَمَا يَعْبُرُ مَجْدِي، أَضَعُكَ فِي نُقْرَةٍ مِنَ الصَّخْرِ، وَأَحْجُبُكَ بِيَدِي حَتَّى أَعْبُرَ،
«أَزَحْتُ كَتِفَهُ مِنْ تَحْتِ الأَحْمَالِ الثَّقِيلَةِ، وَسَلِمَتْ يَدَاهُ مِنْ حَمْلِ السِّلاَلِ.
[Hot tip: Sometimes, you must see the world, side on... to get an education This was her message] … Quircke for Lisa & Kiwi family from Horiwood, West of Wood for L.A, Hasbaya, China, Montreal, Lebanon and America.
On July 13th, our beloved, graduated for the 2nd time, to a much better place. She died with a peaceful and jubilant smile on her dial. She was sweet, elegant, wise as an el, charming, intelligent, gorgeous with an American vocabulary to die for and most of all – family-centric and community loving. Already, I miss her presence, humor, scent, gracefulness in this world.
In honor of her life, which offered inspiration and redemption, like a turning point, in many a person’s ’Hollywood’ story, the top ten tonight, has been highjacked to paint a picture, over a month, of who Aunt Elvira and her family are. Here we go :)
Music: Beatitudes of the Classics
Future by us. :)
(الْمَحْبُوبَةُ): حَبِيبِي بَيْنَ الْفِتْيَانِ كَشَجَرَةِ تُفَّاحٍ بَيْنَ أَشْجَارِ الْوَعْرِ، تَحْتَ ظِلِّهِ اشْتَهَيْتُ أَنْ أَجْلِسَ، وَثَمَرُهُ حُلْوٌ لِحَلْقِي.
خَاطَبَنِي حَبِيبِي وَقَالَ: انْهَضِي يَاحَبِيبَتِي يَاجَمِيلَتِي وَتَعَالَيْ مَعِي،
Comme un pommier parmi les arbres de la forêt
est mon ami parmi les jeunes gens,
j’ai grand plaisir à m’asseoir à son ombre.
Combien son fruit est doux à mon palais.
Mon bien-aimé me parle,
et il me dit:
Lève-toi, mon amie, viens donc, ma belle,
我 的 良 人 在 男 子 中 ， 如 同 苹 果 树 在 树 林 中 。 我 欢 欢 喜 喜 坐 在 他 的 荫 下 ， 尝 他 果 子 的 滋 味 ， 觉 得 甘 甜 。
我 的 良 人 在 男 子 中 ， 如 同 苹 果 树 在 树 林 中 。 我 欢 欢 喜 喜 坐 在 他 的 荫 下 ， 尝 他 果 子 的 滋 味 ， 觉 得 甘 甜 。
כְּתַפּ֙וּחַ֙ בַּעֲצֵ֣י הַיַּ֔עַר כֵּ֥ן דֹּודִ֖י בֵּ֣ין הַבָּנִ֑ים בְּצִלֹּו֙ חִמַּ֣דְתִּי וְיָשַׁ֔בְתִּי וּפִרְיֹ֖ו מָתֹ֥וק לְחִכִּֽי׃
עָנָ֥ה דֹודִ֖י וְאָ֣מַר לִ֑י ק֥וּמִי לָ֛ךְ רַעְיָתִ֥י יָפָתִ֖י וּלְכִי־לָֽךְ׃
Como el manzano entre los árboles del bosque,
así es mi amado entre los jóvenes.
A su sombra placentera me he sentado,
y su fruto es dulce a mi paladar.
Mi amado habló, y me dijo:
”Levántate, amada mía, hermosa mía,
y ven conmigo.
As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Kei te aporo i roto i nga rakau o te ngahere te rite o taku kaingakau i roto i nga taitamariki. Ahuareka ana taku noho iho i raro i tona taumarumarutanga, a he reka ana hua ki toku ngao.
I korero mai taku e aroha nei, i mea mai ki ahau, E ara, e taku ipo, e taku mea ataahua, ka haere mai.
True fact: Fairouz is Shakira‘s favorite singer. She rocks.
“July 12, 2010. You don’t have to be Lebanese to know the voice of Nihad Haddad, better known as Fairuz — Arabic for “turquoise.” The man who discovered her described her voice as a rare gem, capable of working in both Arabic and Western music. Virginia Danielson, an expert on Middle Eastern music at Harvard University, says Fairuz’s voice is delicate yet versatile.
“It’s extremely flexible,”
Shakira sings Waka Waka at the closing ceremony of Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Go here to see. Since the Colombian-Lebanese diva first performed the song live at the opening ceremony, she has already amassed 17,427,000 video clip watches on YouTube, two weeks later. She amazin!
Here’s how our top ten news posts on celebrities and entertainment topics you found of interest look today. Spanky. Thanks for being such a rivetingly exciting and eclectic bunch. Every twist and turn, is a roller coaster of life shared freely in the moment. It’s all about shared smiles, the world over, in the dance of precious life. Enjoy your news.
3. About Horiwood–> Anne Franks graphic diary is taught in schools
Hot Post this week: Adventurous Love: Miss Elliette is a Queen of Peace at Malibu. Let’s wurq America! We’ve been told! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010~
dark as the raven.
within her breast
for her precious
at side of gurneyed
for but a minute.
Then in flight,
habibi smarty pants
“You really should
[Music: Samo Zaen of Budha Bar Music Collective, Song: Tonight by Hewar Mohi, from Dragonfly Butterfly scene.]
~Thought for today: America’s Wings is family being distilled and made stronger in flight. Multi-tasking is the way to roll out. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010~
When the Earth speaks, the people listen.
I can hear you rain, making holes in the silence.
“Indigenous Peoples are at the front lines of global climate change”
Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on an Amazon’s bough.
Where owls do cry, when els do cry, where el doth cry
The Earth stops and listens, when El doth cry.
Willow weep for me, cries the Earth
Exhausted from our lust for ‘worth.’
Suspend my disbelief, through the proscenium arch
of an elevated-g’arden Shakespeare play,
like a Plentitude piece set on Eden’s stage,
spilled from Elisha’s twilit weary soul.
“Indigenous Peoples are at the front lines of global climate change”
Che Guevara heal this yearning milk of earth. Laboring in black blood, giving birth
to children of the New World. They near closer, when owls do cry,
when els do cry, when the El doth cry, so do i.
Our black tears are mingled salty prayers, imploring as the column
of burning incense ascending, with one ask:
Of what compassionate World, will our enlightened spirits leave them?
[Poetry threads of inspiration: courtesy of Alex Mraz, Q'orianka Kilcher, Taylor Lautner, Janet Frame, Sito Kanim, William Shakespeare, Aunt Elvira, Ralph Hotere, Hone Tuwhare, Miss Tessa, Emile Kanim, Matthew Bryan, Merata Mita, Andrew Winters, Lea Kanim, Beyonce, Robert Redford, Dustin Lance Black, Mark Mingle, Barry Barclay, Paula of Minnesota, Jacob Hausman, Lee Bryan, Joseph, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Mother Theresa, Stephenie Meyer, Queen Noor, Miss Elliette, Robert Ellis, Rahm Immanuel, America].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010. Image courtesy of Zimbio~
~A wise person walks in Peace with the Earth–Emile Kanim~
Thinking green for the environment is an artform, a lifestyle based on higher thinking grounded in down-to-earth meekness, that defines wise people who make Peace with the Earth.
Emile Kanim is one such person. He is a poet, a writer, a conceptual thinker, and my friend in L.A.
Kanim’s upcoming book, Plentitude, (June 2012 issue date), consists of 12 chapters, each chapter has 12 wise nuggets of wisdom, offering ways to be more eco-friendly in loving the world in which we live. The 11th point, in every chapter is a significant epiphany into Earth Preservation. Kinship with nature is Kingship, in this remarkable book because the Earth is always Queen. Simple and profound.
[People come and go, but the Earth remains as the important Mother of all humanity who have ever lived, breathed, dreamed, built, planted, harvested, drank, exchanged shared stories and laughed with her. Music: Leona Lewis, singing Run]
Emile Kanim has started his book. Conceptual construction of it has begun. Rather gorgeous, it is called Plentitude. The book’s structure, resembles that of a tree that brings forth fruit in season. For decades, it has been the author’s dream, for this book to see the light of day.
Plentitude posits, that the world is a garden of plenty. Humans are stewards of all the resources in it. When we serve the preservation of the Earth as the planet’s guardian gardeners, we lead wisely for future generations, with the breath we have been given in this lifetime–to tend to that which matters and to ignore that which does not.
Good leadership is always about editing, accentuating life-giving moments, reducing the moments that could cause harm. This book is about that. Plentitude features, leading thinkers on the topic of Earth preservation as Emile Kanim gives his valuable insights.
Already, I like his book because it is simple. Yet profound, with its outcomes, of the book’s key message. Plentitude-thinking is an attitude and a globally shared definitive trait of the world’s best leaders. (more…)
~Charlies Angels Remixed: We are who we are today because people chose to become our angels, both seen and unseen, and dared to act for us and touch our lives. At the very least, their grace shared is sufficient to allow us to do the same for others. Thanks Aunt Elvira and R Ellis~
Angelina Jolie shares love inside the <3′s of the beautiful people of Ecuador for World’s Refugee Day, which occurs US Father’s Day on Sunday this year.
Here in Hollywood, here’s how you stacked your top ten entertainment and celebrity news items of interest.
2. About Horiwood–>Willow Smith is the ‘ideal’ American child. Sweet!
5. Humor: Two Covers with Christian Bale
Bonus Posts: 11. Robert Pattinson is inspiring by Twilight
[Photo for REFUGEE DAY: Ellis Nahas of the Sierra Leone team douses himself with cold water during halftime of their match with Myanmar. Sierra Leone won 4-2, and advanced to the next round of the Refugee Day tournament on the hot day at Granite High. -As part of World Refugee Day, when Utah is celebrating its diversity, there will be a soccer tournament at Granite High School. Saturday, 6/21/08. Salt Lake Tribune file photo / Scott Sommerdorf]
Mood: fire. Music: Destiny’s Child, Charlies Angels Theme Live in Rotterdam. Hoop stars rock!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.17.2010~
Have you ever sat at the feet of a tree a great lady once planted in this world and nurtured and loved? Blessed is that [Wo]man’s legacy … for Sito Kanim
طُوبَى لِلإِنْسَانِ الَّذِي لاَ يَتْبَعُ مَشُورَةَ الأَشْرَارِ، ولاَ يَقِفُ فِي طَرِيقِ الْخَاطِئِينَ، وَلاَ يُجَالِسُ الْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ.
بَلْ فِي شَرِيعَةِ الرَّبِّ بَهْجَتُهُ، يَتَأَمَّلُ فِيهَا نَهَاراً وَلَيْلاًَ.
فَيَكُونُ كَشَجَرَةٍ مَغْرُوسَةٍ عِنْدَ مَجَارِي الْمِيَاهِ، تُعْطِي ثَمَرَهَا فِي حِينِهِ، وَوَرَقُهَا لاَ يَذْبُلُ، وَكُلُّ مَا يَصْنَعُهُ يُفْلِحُ.
لَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ حَالُ الأَشْرَارِ، بَلْ إنَّهُمْ مِثْلُ ذَرّاتِ التِّبْنِ الَّتي تُبَدِّدُهَا الرِّيحُ.
لِذَلِكَ لاَ تَقُومُ لَهُمْ قَائِمَةٌ فِي يَوْمِ الْقَضَاءِ، وَلاَ يَكُونُ لِلْخُطَاةِ مَكَانٌ بَيْنَ جَمَاعَةِ الأَبْرَارِ،
لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ يَحْفَظُ طَرِيقَ الأَبْرَارِ، أَمَّا طَرِيقُ الأَشْرَارِ فَمَصِيرُهَا الهَلاَكُ.
They are like trees that grow beside a river,
that bear fruit at the right time,
and whose leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do.–Psalm 1
… for her and her descendants will be like great trees with deep roots–that many will find shade underneath their branches.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.12.2010~
MONTREAL’S [MAORI] LAMB’S WOOL EAGLE [LITERARY] FASHION BLEND FOR MERATA MITA’S CHILDREN, HOLLYWOOD JUNE 2010
Email to Horiwood: “Hi [Uncle] Sam… It looks like Merata’s tangi is in Te Puke, which isn’t too far away, hopefully I can go. I know Che Fu’s father is going.
“MITA: Merata. Passed away on 31 May, 2010. Beloved daughter of the late Tikitere Takuira Mita and Annie Pikitea McPhee. Beloved sister. Mother of Rafer, Richard, Rhys, Lars (deceased), Awatea, Eruera and Hepi. Nanny to Te Rangimarie, Rapanui, Wahia, Tikitere, Te Rongopai and Wiremu. As one journey ends another begins, may your wairua continue to soar. You will forever remain in our hearts. Tangi at Pukehina Marae, SH2, Te Puke. Burial Oreiwhata, Friday, 4 June at 11am.
[Above image--Poetic Benjamin Button Black Tie Rain, Fashion Cuff Links with "Twinkle [Tap] Toes” Wish Bone/ Divinig Rod [of Chicken Soup for the Soul] Chain, courtesy of Pedro Rubio & Associates. Literary Page a la Nanook of The North, courtesy of Google]
This came in yesterday from my sister, Rachel. It is the celebratory death notice of indgenous Maori filmmaking Queen, Merata Mita that her six children, loving and painfully placed in the New Zealand newspaper for her–so that The World, would know that their mother’s spirit would always soar.
With the soaring metaphor of an Eagle used by her family to define their mum,
Like America’s current Miss USA 2010, Rima Fahik, global sensation and pop star Shakira is proudly of Lebanese descent.
Here’s Colombia’s favored queen of pop with her song Waka Waka [for Africa] … that is the official theme song of Soccer World Cup.
Go Shaki! And has there even been a pop star in history, whose been asked to sing twice at Sports biggest single sport event in world history? No! Being so well cultured, and globally appealing Shakira is the bees knees.
By the way “waka” in the Maori language means canoe — a symbol of adventure, discovery, and mobility. Let’s go America!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.21.2010~
[Image: Mount Haramon as viewed from Hasbaya --courtesy of Ramiz Dalli]
~”I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top/Till I feel your [Rain]… And now I’ll wait for the light, I’ll wait for the sun/ Till I feel your [Rain]“–Madonna
The 80′s were years of think big, bold, colorful thoughts. You couldn’t help but grow and expand with creativity. Symbols inspiring big thoughts were everywhere. Today Google are celebrating the 80′s by turning google’s logo into the PacMan video game. Fun. Pacman is universally loved as entertainment–as light relief to pass the time, especially in India and China–so that’s a smart move to expand Microsoft’s global audience appeal with this logo. Fun sells.
And as Horiwood.Com is celebrating the life of Aunt Elvira as a Mother of Los Angeles industry and women of business development in The City of Angels revolutionary formative years of American women’s pioneering legends of modern American business, here’s 80′s pop icon, Madonna with her song, Rain.
In Celebration of a Queen’s Life: Aunt Elvira is A Mother of LA
Lyrics to Madonna ‘s Rain follow:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.21.2010~
Donald Trump poses with his new Miss USA 2010 winner, Rima Fahik of Michigan. Headlines here of US Media vary.
As a woman (or anyone) should never be defined by their alleged “terrorist tendancies” (due to race and ethnic make up) ever, here’s some light reading of entertainment media headlines today, concerning Rima winning America’s coveted beauty crown. She’s already generating the headines… and… What a beauty!
1. Rima Fakih Becomes First Arab-American Miss USA–Artuji
2. The new face of Islamic terrorism: Rima Fakih–True Slant
3. Miss Michigan Crowned Second Ever Arab-American Miss USA–People.Com
4. Rima Fakih wins Miss USA Crown–Sugar Slam
5. Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010 winner: Lebanon-born Miss Michigan is first Arab-American to take crown–NY Daily News
6. Political Correctness [Birth Control] on the beauty pageant runway–OSV Daily Take
7. Michigan is crowned Miss USA 2010–Examiner
8. Rima Fakih is a Hot B*tch [period]–No one. But that should be the #1 headline out of all of these. :)