22nd June
2015
   Making an Impact on Today’s Belly Dancing World How many dancers have wondered how to get well known in the belly dancing world? Realistically probably everybody! I have wondered this myself and forged ahead almost blind because I didn’t have the faintest clue what to do. As I look around me even today I see many dancers starting off just like I did 23 years ago with that hope that maybe one day they will be teaching a workshop or performing in a major show.   Training and practicing ...
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21st June
2015
One night I was sitting outside looking up at the stars after a very hectic day at my studio. Many thoughts crossed my mind that night but there was one that was most prominent. And I must admit this thought was uncomfortable because it became apparent that some of the students that I was working hard on coaching and teaching had ideas of fame and fortune way before they were ready to handle it. Why was it uncomfortable you may ask, it was uncomfortable because it was obvious I was teaching ...
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19th June
2015
Before you make the decision to tattoo your body, I think it is best to initially get an overview of the art of tattooing. Since it is your body, it is better for you to know what tattoo are all about, the way it works, and most importantly, the risk factors involved in this artwork. Tattoo comes from the Polynesian word tatau (ta means hand, repeated twice and u translates to color). A tattoo is a permanent marking which is made by inserting ink or pigments into the skin layers. A needle that ...
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18th June
2015
Have you been having any difficulty in finding the right design for your tattoo? Making the decision to get a tattoo done is already a tough decision and I do not think you should make it any tougher though to decide on the tattoo design. After all, once you have a tattoo on your body, it is going to be with you permanently. Of course, you can always get it removed but the unbearable pain might make you think twice. If it is just a small butterfly design on your lower back, you can just hide ...
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16th June
2015
Macro photography refers to the situation where the photographer gets very close to the subject. This means approximately 1:1 ratios or more, producing a picture that is the same size or much larger than the subject that is photographed. The exact definition of macro photography is questionable. Generally macro refers to size ratios ranging from 1:1 to 10:1. If you want to become a good macro photographer, you need to make some investments in the equipment needed for this kind of job. Just ...
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Art and Entertainment
14th June
2015
Steve Negus, the powerhouse behind the multi-platinum selling prog rock band Saga for over 20 years has now released a solo project that captures his signature drumming and songwriting in uncompromising style.Aptly called "Dare to Dream", the album is comprised of 11 tracks drawn from years of material written during and after the Saga era and is a very personal reflection on his career to date and in looking towards the future. Featuring a guest appearance by Jim Gilmour of Saga fame and also ...
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7th June
2015
Don't you feel a little jealous when you look at photos taken by someone else and they look incredibly good, while yours are almost always bad? Some amateur photographers feel that everyone can take a great picture except for them. The fact is that taking good photos is not something you just have, but something you learn. Even a basic digital camera can take beautiful portraits if you learn a few simple techniques and keep them in mind each time you take a new photo. Here are some of the most ...
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6th June
2015
James Bond is machismo personified. After decades of spying, he still hasn’t been out of the top fictional characters the hit the big screen. This phenomenon can be attributed to the movie’s storyline that sends us to the edge of our seats. But then again, we cannot deny that we love the franchise so much because of the hunk and kick ass portrayal of the chosen ones---the James Bond actors. To date, 6 actors have already donned the 007 cap and formed a culture of BONDage in the process. ...
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Art and Entertainment
4th June
2015
Many homeowners forget that they can expand their living spaces by remodeling their garages. Think about it - your garage is usually just sitting there, crowded with stuff if not your car. It is the perfect space for your new studio or pool house. You can turn your garage into the room of your dreams. Would it really be so bad to park your car in the driveway? If you live in a temperate climate, a car is not going to suffer much out of doors. Granted, if you live in Minnesota, you have a garage ...
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1st June
2015
Some years ago I looked up from my dining room table into the kitchen and saw a mouse strolling along the kitchen counter. My dilemma: I wanted him out of my apartment, but I didn't want to kill him. I wanted him to either leave my apartment, never to return, or, I had to catch him and move him elsewhere. The following were my not so brilliant solutions to the problem. Action #1 - Buy spackle. Find Mouse hole. Fill with spackle A word of advice - Be sure the mouse is on the other side of the ...
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