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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Have a request for you guys... :)

Hey guys, so today's blog post is going to be a bit different. Lately I've been running out of things to watch. I was wondering if you guys could suggest any TV shows (preferably in English, but if they have subs I'm fine with that) that you think I'd like! :)

Here are the ones that I watch so far:
  • American Dad
  • South Park
  • Family Guy
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Bones
  • Chuck
  • House M.D.
  • Dexter
  • The Office
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The Simpsons
  • Modern Family
Shows I started watching but lost interest in:
  • Gossip Girl
  • Weeds
  • Castle
  • One Tree Hill
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • The Ghost Whisperer
So there you go. Any suggestions? I usually enjoy all genres. Thanks, have a great day!

Edit: Yes, I know. I watch a lot of TV shows. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Terraria vs. Minecraft

Have you guys heard of Terraria? Some of you might be unfamiliar with it. Here is a short description of it from the website:

Grab your tools and go! You can do many things in Terraria: make weapons and fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes, dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things, gather wood, stone, ores, and other resources to create everything you need to make the world your own and defend it. Build a house, a fort, even a castle, and people will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task?  Source: http://www.terraria.org/

Many people have compared this game to Minecraft, saying that it is a copy of it. I'm here to tell you that it is not the same, at ALL! Sure, they might have similar elements like mining and building, but there are countless games with coinciding concepts. Other than that, they are two very different games.

I've been a fan of both Minecraft and Terraria for a long time, and here's what I have to say about them. Minecraft seems to be more builder-oriented, with things like redstone and switches to up your building experience. However, Terraria wins the prize when it comes to adventure and exploring. There are so many different biomes, monsters, and hidden treasures to find in this game. That's my short review of it, but you can read more about it here.

I say for anyone who is unfamiliar with Minecraft or Terraria (or both), give it a try! If you are still unsure, check out the many gameplay videos on YouTube. They'll give you an idea of what each game is like. For anyone who's played the games, what do you think? Which one's better in your opinion?

Had a confusing dream recently?

We've all had those dreams where we wake up and have a crystal-clear memory of it. Sometimes we feel like asking ourselves, "what did that dream mean? Was it just a dream?". I myself have had those kinds of dreams many times. Those kinds that make us think and ponder the whole day about it. Well, this might help figure out what your dream meant: dream interpretation.

Now, I know many people are skeptical about it. And don't worry, I'm not some wide-eyed gypsy that's going to predict your death from a dream you had. I too was a bit reluctant to try it out, because I used to think a dream is a freaking dream, nothing more. However, after a friend of mine continued to suggest it to me, I finally gave in and went to this website.

It's a dream dictionary (there are many of these online): you try and recall the key points/terms of your dream and search it there. For example, if you had a dream your house was on fire with your cousin in it, you can search cousin and fire. It'll come up with what it suggests or stands for.

I remember that I once used to have a recurring dream that my friend kept getting kidnapped. When I tried searched up the dictionary and it suggested that something about my friend was bothering me. I called her up- turns out she's been suffering from depression and had told no one. Now I know that's one of those rare, dream-related stories. You can believe what you want to! I just think dream interpretation is a very interesting thing and I have used it a few times with very accurate results.

Just wanted to share this with you guys... have a great day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Assassin's Creed Revelations: will it be a letdown?

If any of you guys are lovers of the Assasin's Creed series, you are probably dying for the fourth installment to come out in November. It's the last of the Ezio trilogy and I myself am really looking forward to it.

However, many people have watched the trailer and commented that it looked like AC 3, only with a few tweaks and a different setting. Hmm... let's review all the things that are new in the soon-to-be released game:

  • You can make different types of bombs (click here to see how it's done)
  • Better graphics
  • Ezio has a new hook/claw to replace the blades... they can:
    • be used on zip-lines throughout the city of Constantinople
    • be used for climbing
    • catch far away ledges
    • kill people with a lot of cool moves
  • Eagle Vision = Eagle Sense, meaning that Ezio can track his targets' potential moves
  • Better camera settings
  • A great continuing plot- its forerunners have taught us that Assassin's Creed has an amazing plot
  • Oh, and it's freaking Ezio Auditore. That should be enough for you to buy the game.
So... what do you guys think? Will you be getting Assassin's Creed: Revelations?
 I definitely will be!


Blood Type Personalities: Have you heard about them?

I spent about five years living in Asia and learned of a really popular thing known as blood type personalities. Since I myself am Asian, I grew up knowing a lot of these personality traits.  :D

Basically, we all have a blood type out of the four groups: A, B, O, and AB. Apparently, whether your blood type is negative or not doesn't matter when it comes to BTP (blood type personality). I'm not making this up, I promise. You can read about early experiments on BTP here. Each blood type has its own personality. For example, Type O is known for being outgoing and confident. Type A is shy and introverted, Type AB are your rare crazy and random types, and B is known as being friendly and down-to-earth.

It's actually quite fun once you find out which blood type you are. It's a really common thing among Asians to know your blood type, although I've noticed that many of my non-Asian friends are creeped out by the fact that I know my own blood type. Haha :)

Is it real? I don't know, it's all up to you to decide. I learned that quite a lot of traits pertaining to Blood Type B (mine!) are scarily accurate. You can also figure out compatibilities between people just by their blood type, but that's for later.

This is just to introduce you to BTP's. Do you know your blood type? I'm planning on writing another post with all the characteristics and personality traits by blood type. I'll link it here once I get it done.

That's all for now... have a great day guys!

Couple lets ten-year old son die of thirst...?!

The so-called "parents"

I just came across an article while browsing the Internet. It's one of those stories that make you wonder why some people even have kids.

To summarize, a couple punished their ten-year-old son for wetting his bed by denying him any water! I know, but it gets worse. They refused to give him water for five days during a heatwave in Texas! The poor kid finally died of dehydration. If that were me, I probably wouldn't have lasted two days to be honest... You can read more about it here.

All I have to say is, wow. I remember that as I kid, I used to have bed-wetting problems. I'm pretty sure everyone has :/ That was no way to punish any kid for something as trivial as wetting its bed! To the poor kid: Rest in Peace little buddy! And as for the parents, I really don't think they should even call themselves parents.

Are you bored? Feel like helping out? :)

I want to introduce you guys to a website that I've been using and loved for years now. Many of you have probably heard of it: Freerice

Play Freerice and feed the hungry

Basically, it's a way to smarten yourself up on many different subjects: Vocabulary, grammar, languages, science, math, art, and so many more! Once you've selected your subject of choice, you are presented with a question pertaining to the subject. If you get it right, you've donated 10 grains of rice to freerice.com! How does this work, you ask? You see, everytime you get a question right, a sponsor's banner appears on the bottom of the page. Freerice.com is paid a small amount of money each time it appears- this amount equates to 10 grains of rice. You can keep going and earn as much rice grains as you want!

Feel free to make an account there so you can make groups with friends, compete with others, and track your progress. I've had so much fun at this website. It really is a legitimate website; it is not a scam! There are videos on the website where Freerice is donating its hard-earned rice to underprivileged villages.

Any time you are bored, you should visit this site and have fun! You can even use this site to help revise for any tests you might have related to the subjects listed on this site. It benefits both us and people in need.

If you still have questions, you can visit their FAQ.

Have fun guys!

Halo 4 Concept Art?

Are you a Halo fan? Then you must already know that there will be a Halo 4! Ign released some Halo 4 concept art today! From what I've seen, it looks pretty amazing. I can't wait until it comes out! Check it out here.

Personally, I'm amazed at how far graphics have come gaming-wise. I know that this is just the first glimpse of the game's concept art,  but it is still very impressive! Do we not remember games like Space Invaders and... Pong? Ha! To compare that to graphics like the ones on BFBC2 is laughable. I'm really proud and excited for how much the gaming industry has improved in the graphics department. As mentioned before, I'm really looking forward to a lot of the new games that are coming in November, along with Halo 4 and Borderlands 2!

From this...

to this! In just a few years!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Advice: Getting the right present for your girlfriend

Many guys have trouble deciding what to get for their girlfriend on a special day like their birthday or their one year anniversary. I can honestly say that girls have the same struggles too; I myself have been a victim of this!

For any female viewers, I'm afraid I can't give much advice on what to get your boyfriend, seeing as I usually choose to get random presents like lava lamps and Pokémon cards :P However, for any guys in the comments, feel free to talk about which kinds of presents you like!

Method 1: The easy, "materialistic" way

Not to say that all girls are easily swayed by diamonds and Prada bags, but we do have things that we have been eyeing for a while but have been a little out of our price range. If you're not sure what kinds of things your girlfriend wants at the moment, try leafing through any magazines she's left around or (secretly) look at which fashion websites she looks at online. It's not that hard- she'll probably be hinting at it weeks before her it's her birthday. The last thing you want to do is ask her girlfriends. They might give an honest answer, but they won't keep quiet about it no matter how much they promise they won't tell!

Method 2: Something you made

 Can you compose songs? Are you good at drawing? Think of the possibilities! Many girls would prefer a song you wrote just for her over a 500$ perfume bottle. It just shows that you took time to make something just for her, and it really touches us deeply :P Try and think of things she likes... if she likes dogs, you can make a clay model of you and her as dogs in love (Lady and the Tramp, anyone?)! Try and be creative. Girls love that. But (key point here!) make sure it's something that will last. Cooking her a lovely romantic dinner is a good idea, but she'll look back and realize she has nothing in the present to hold onto that day.

Method 3: A little something from the past

Girls love it when you remember stuff. However, I know that guys usually have problems remembering small details and usually remember the event itself (I'm not trying to be patronizing, it was proved in a study!). If you remember any special days, like your first date or the first time you met, that's great! Get a little something that reminds you guys of that day. For example, if it started snowing the first time you saw her, get her a snowflake necklace! I know it's hard to expect you guys to remember small things like that, so here's another idea (that most girls fall for): try to think of what your girlfriend reminded you of the first time you met. This is where your poetic/creative side needs to come in... Still confused? Okay. Say you get your girlfriend earrings with roses on them. When you see her puzzled expression, say something like, "That's for the first time I saw you. You reminded me so much of a beautiful red rose." Does it sound cheesy? Yes. But does it work? All the time! 

Method 4: Something of yours

This is only for girls you want to make a commitment to! Give her something that you treasure. It shows her that you are willing to give up something you really like for her. However, try to make it a bit better than something like your favorite hoodie or baseball cap. Presents for special days need to be special too!

That's all I have for you guys. Feel free to discuss any other types of presents you can get a beloved one in the comments!

Looking for good piano music?

I've been playing the piano since age five. I grew up loving the sound of piano-playing. Although my love of music is not limited only to the piano, it is one of the first types of music I came to enjoy. I should also mention that I love video games. I also grew up playing a spectacular game known as Kingdom Hearts. They have the best, most touching soundtracks I have heard in a long time.

That is why I'm here to introduce you to some of its music! They are all the piano versions of the game soundtrack- it somehow makes it more relaxing and flowy to me. Not to say that the original songs aren't incredible!

I'm currently learning one of the songs from this game on the piano. It's called Sinister Sundown. It's a challenging song but I'm hoping to learn it soon! Here is a music clip of the song played on the piano :

All I have to say is, if you are looking for some relaxing piano music, I highly suggest you listen to some Kingdom Hearts music. You will thank me for it later :)

That's all I have to say on this subject, thanks guys!

High School Relationships: are they worh it?

Oh, high school. Even saying it brings back a lot of memories. Don't we all remember the crushes, the boyfriends/girlfriends, the bad grades, the parties and the rumors? I sure do. But today, I'm only going to focus on high school relationships. Looking back, I remember my freshmen years pining after the oh-so-dreamy "man of my dreams" (pfft), wasting hours and hours thinking about how we'd end up married, blah blah blah.  How much time I wasted thinking about guys, I don't know. But I'm pretty sure it adds up to a three digit number....

So here's the question: is it really worth having relationships in high school? It is nearly always that high school relationships stay as high school relationships, with the exception of a few that go to college together or visit each other and nearby colleges. However, there is a very, very small minority that last throughout the post-college years and end up getting married happily. It is a cynical way to put it, I know, but it's the truth. 

So why waste many precious days of our high school life getting our adolescent hearts "broken"? Why do we decide to skip our homework in exchange for talking to our crush on Skype all night? Why can't we all just skip the parties and boyfriends until we're grown ups and just concentrate on grades? Well, there is a very important reason why we shouldn't do precisely that:


Not just dating experience, but life experience. We learn from our mistakes, our heartbreaks, the rejections, and our first few relationships.  It's always good to learn from mistakes, whether it is yours or a friend's. You get to explore and find what kinds of girls/guys you like. You can also find out what type of person you really are when put in a different light. Not only does it teach you from your mistakes, it teaches the younger generation how to interact socially with people at an intimate level (and it does not always have to be sexual!). Social skills, in my opinion, are key later in your life. Not only for your future career, but for yourself as well. We can look back and think, "wow, I wonder why I dated a guy like him?" and make a mental note to avoid guys (or girls) that hurt us previously. It all helps us in our adult life. 

Now that I've gone through all the boring "benefits" of high school dating, there is also the fact that it is just a nice thing to try. Who wants to go through high school without a single boyfriend/girlfriend by choice? Even though most people roll their eyes at teenage love: aka puppy love, I myself believe that teens can really love. Sure, it is a rare thing but it does exist (and it can be a beautiful thing). 

For any teens reading this, I say go for it when it comes to relationships! Don't be afraid to meet new people but also, do not forget to stick to your morals. These crushes and relationships will be very helpful in your future life, not to mention that they are fun at the moment as well. Who knows? That cute guy in geometry can end up being your husband in ten years! Did that sound creepy? Possibly, but I meant it in the nicest way possible. 

Have a great day guys!

Step-by-step guide: How to compose a song

For many of us, music makes up a huge part of our lives. Sometimes, we have the sudden urge to write our own songs. I mean, who doesn't? It's a great way to express yourself and all the details are yours to decide: the lyrics, the genre, the melody, etc.

You don't need to be a musical expert to compse a song. You don't need to buy a program or an e-book (rolls eyes) to be able to write a song. All you really need is creativity and a love for music... Oh, and a lot of patience! So, here goes:

Step 0 (it is named Step 0 because it is a fundamental step to song-writing): have a basic knowledge of music theory.

By that, I mean that you should know how to write nd recognize notes and musical symbols. Nothing too complicated- if you have taken a music class before or play a musical instrument, the knowledge is probably already implemented into your brain. If you are a newcomer at music, I suggest you go here: there are nearly 50 lessons that address any questions you might have about musical theory. There is no need to read all of them; just enough so that you know how you would write down your future song (it would suck if you come up with an amazing melody and don't know how to write it down!)

Step 1: THE TITLE!

I remember that when I was first inspired to write a song, I spent ages trying to come up with a clever tune or a unique verse. None of that is important now. What you need is the title of your song. It can be something simple, like the name of a loved one or a pet. It can represent something in nature, like "Rainy Days" or "Sunshine in December" (yes, very original, I know).

It can be anything you can possibly think of. There are no limits to a song title- it can't be too long, too dramatic, too simple, or too "weird". The title is the root and foundation of your song. It can decide the mood, lyrics, or melody for you. A song title is what you always look at first- whether you are the listener or the composer. You can spend hours, days, or even weeks brainstorming the title! Don't worry, the perfect title will come to you as long as you put your mind to it. Once you have the title, go to Step 2!

Step 2: Lyrics!

Now that you have your title, think of what that title makes you feel. Does it remind you of a memory shared with friends? A sad day? The day you got married? Or does it remind you of your grandparents, the rain, or a pancake house? What I'm trying to imply is that it is your title to interpret and put to words!

Before you get down to writing the lyrics, you have to be aware of many song structures. Although you can write a song however you want, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with common song structures. I suggest that you go here for a quick overview of song components.

You don't need to be a poet or an English teacher to write good lyrics. These lyrics come from your heart, so you can write them in any way you want. You can be direct and literal in your lyrics, or use metaphors and subtle characteristics. Rhyme your lyrics if you want, but it is not a must. Do what you think is right for your song. Remember, it's YOUR song, not someone else's!

Step 3: Syncronizing your lyrics with a melody.

If you have a simple instrument like a piano or a guitar near you, it would be a good idea to use them to help you hear the notes better. However, using only your voice to write a melody is not a bad idea either! Read each line of your lyrics and try to see what is the main focus (emphasis) of each line. For example:

Marie, I've loved you for a thousand years...

Marie, I've loved you for a thousand years...

Marie, I've loved you for a thousand years...

 See how the emphasis on each line can be different? After reading each line to your liking, try and vocalize them into a melody. Keep the "feel" of your song consistent, meaning that if it's a sad song, try and keep it in the Minor-chord spectrum.  If there is a certain tune you are fond of, make sure to write it down somewhere so you don't forget! Go through all your lyrics and look for tunes that encompass the meaning of each line. If you are stuck, get a chord book or look at chords online- they can be very helpful in deciding what your next notes can be. Once you have your main melody devised for the whole song, move on to Step 4!

Step 4: Accompaniment, harmonies, intros, etc.

Find complementary chords that go along with the melody. Do you know someone who plays the drums? See if you can add that to the song. Keep adding instruments and harmonies until you are satisfied. A lot of instruments in a song does not necessarily make it a better song, however. Remember that sometimes, less is more. A lot of artists choose to add an "intro" to their song so that any listeners can get a preview of what their song is about before the words come out. Writing a song can take a day or half a year. Each person and each song is different. Keep experimenting with your song until you feel like you can't change it anymore.You are done! It is now up to you to decide what you want to do with your song... show it to your friends, dedicate it to a loved one, put it on YouTube, your choice! Have fun!

  • If you are ever stuck, don't fret! Look for inspiration anywhere- listen to some of your favorite songs, read a few poems, take a walk, whatever! It'll come to you. 
  • Don't be disappointed if your first song doesn't come out as you want to. That can happen to all of us, and it is nothing to worry about. Learn from any mistakes you might have made and apply them next time you decide to write a song. 
  • I highly suggest getting a chord book (or looking at them online). They helped ME get a lot of ideas on notes and melodies for my songs. 
  • Familiarize yourself with music symbols, articulations, and dynamics. They can help make your song better and give it the little touches it needs!

Fall Fashion 2011: What do we wear?

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is nearly over. I can already feel the nippy fall breezes washing over me as I type this. As we say good-bye to tank tops and short shorts, we are left with an empty feeling: what the heck do we wear for this fall? I am no fashion expert but I DO frequent the malls and fashion magazines often and I have come up with a number of items that will be perfect for this fall.

Say good-bye to your plain gray jeans and shabby white cardigan! This fall is all about colors, vivid and bold colors! Not to say a little neutral won't help balance things out, but the main focus is on bright reds, oranges, and blues. Anyways, who wants to wear a gloomy, grey blouse in the middle of a gloomy, grey October? The key is to not go overboard with color. As I mentioned before, a little bit of a neutral black or grey here or there will help tone things down. Here are a few ideas on colors to get you started:

Notice the bold red jacket paired with nice, simple black leggings (H&M).  

An attention-grabbing yellow coat and skirt with a more toned-down shirt and black boots (Zara).
There are a number of key items that are a must-have this season, including...
Lace: Lace tees, lace cardigans, lace dresses you name it!
A lace dress from Zara

Pencil Skirts: Easy to pull off, especially when paired with a few accesories.

Black pencil skirt from Zara

Flared Pants: If you're a lover of skinny or straight jeans, you might be uneasy to start wearing flared pants. But trust me, they're in and make you look great! High-waisted ones especially make your legs look longer when paired with high heels or boots.

Beautiful blue bell-bottom or flared pants (Zara)

Dresses: Dresses are big this season, and not just any dresses. Maxi dresses and dresses imitating the good ol' 40's, 50's, and 60's are a must-have this year.

A Forever 21 Maxi dress

Of course, in the end, it's all up to you. If flared pants don't look good on you, don't wear them! No need to be pressured into buying something you don't want to wear. These are only a few tips to get you started on your fall clothing or your next shopping grip.

A side note: Since I live in Europe, most of the pictures I have demonstrating different styles are from European clothing lines. That does not mean at all that you can't get a similar looking dress or shirt from a store near you! Also, I am not endorsing Zara, H&M, or Forever 21 products in anyway! They are just some of my favorite brands, along with the fact that there were many useful pictures on their website for this post (you could see them clearly).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Preconceptions about cats: is it fair?

From the movie Cats & Dogs (2001)

As a proud owner of a one-year-old Siamese, I am now aware that many myths surrounding cats are false. I am stilll an amateur cat-owner, seeing as I've only had one cat for a little over a year. I've had three dogs in the past so people would label me as a "Dog-person". I must admit that I had my qualms about getting a cat a year ago; would they be friendly? Wouldn't it bite my face off? It's going to destroy all the furniture...right?

BUUUUTTT I was wrong. When I adopted a two-month old, tiny little Siamese kitten a little more than a year ago, I fell in love and realized how wrong I was about cats.

People say dogs are like humans when in fact, cats are the ones that act like humans. You can yell at a puppy all you want and it would jump on your face, lick you to death and scamper around you for the whole day, oblivious to the fact that you'd just yelled your head off at it. On the other hand, a kitten receiving a shouting session from you would not be as tolerant. It'd probably hold a grudge against you for hours (or days), sliding coyly around your legs to target a good place to sink its little teeth into for revenge. Now, which one is more human-like in response?

However, that is not to say that cats are cold, evil little beings. They have feelings too. You treat them nice, they will treat you nicely back. If you're mean to it... ohoho! You better wear some thick pants from that day on. In reality, they are the sweetest furry creatures you will find. They get jealous quickly and you will see them mewing for attention if you look the other way for a few seconds. Who says they are lazy? My Siamese kitten was keeping me up all night, wanting to play "soccer" with me. They all have their little personalities, and although it takes time to learn each of them, it is worth it in the end. :)

I myself had no problem with my cat when I first brought him home. Sure, he was a little over-excited and zipped around the whole house, sniffing and prodding, but I remember that my puppies used to do the same. Cats are just as fun and lively as dogs- I've even trained mine to sit and FETCH! They may take more naps, but what's wrong with that? More snuggling and therapeutic purring for you! :)

All in all, I hate the way cats are portrayed as the "bad guy" of all pets, while dogs are "man's best friend"- with the exception of the movie Cats & Dogs. Many laughs were laughed during that movie when I was a kid. It is not that I have a problem with dogs. Dogs are great, cats are great as well. They are different in their own ways, but both are amazing pets to have.

There is no such thing as a person being specifically geared towards one type of pet. You can be a dog person AND a cat person. Don't let one experience of a dog pooping in your shoes or a cat biting your fingers turn you off from getting these furry friends! All of this advice is from personal experience- in the end, it is (of course) up to you to decide which kind of pets you like. All I'm saying is, give each animal a chance and don't let media portrayals of dogs and cats get to you! Spend a day at an animal shelter; you'll see just how sweet and loving cats can be.

Have a great day!

Movies I'm ashamed of never having watched...

I love movies. Who doesn't? Even as kids, movies were a way for us to learn something, go into a different world, or experience something totally new. Although I love books more than movies, they still rank up high when it comes to my favorite things in life. Movies were a big thing in my childhood.

My favorite times were on the weekends, when me and my brother would choose a good movie to watch, put it into the DVD (or VCR) machine, get a bowl of (unsalted) popcorn, and fall back into a pile of cushions. It seems that as more movies are available to watch online, people are dismissing the good ol' movie nights with family or friends. I, however, still try and maintain my childhood movie-watching days when I have the time.

However, I am ashamed to say that I have missed many good, if not LEGENDARY movies of the 20th and 21st century. I am merely hoping that I'll look back at this in 5~10 years and check off all movies on my "Unwatched Movies List". So (gulp), here they are:

Movies Hannah is Ashamed of Never Having Watched in her Whole Life Despite People Pressuring her to Watch Them:

  • 300
  • The Godfather Series
  • Titanic
  • Bambi
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Fight Club
  • Goodfellas 
  • The Matrix Series
  • The Terminator Series
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • The Sixth Sense
  • (500) Days of Summer
I'm almost scared to admit that there are probably more un-missable movies that I've forgotten to write here. All I can say is, I promise I will watch them in good time. There probably was no point watching Saving Private Ryan when I was 6 anyways.

What about you guys? Any good movies you've never watched?

November 2011: Godspeed to the Gamestop Employees

For any gamers out there, we know what November 2011 will bring. Battlefield 3. Modern Warfare 3. Assasin's Creed: Revelations. Skyrim. That's all I can think of at the moment but I know there are more drool-worthy games that are to be released soon. I myself am a huge fan of AC and COD; I really should get around to the pre-ordering already!

Battlefield is a fantastic series that I've ignored for so long, because of my COD-fanboy-like tendencies to only stick to one FPS game at a time. However, after giving in to all my friend's suggestions, I bought a used copy of BFBC2 a few weeks ago and gave it a try.

I was amazed. Or rather, blown away, especially with the 360-degree sound system of my awesome Tritton Headset. Don't get me wrong, COD is a fun game for me, but BC2 was simply amazing. Anyone who has played BC2 will know what I'm talking about. I was shocked that I had neglected such a great video game series because of my own arrogance. BUT, they each have their pros and cons. I'm still getting used to BC2 while having fun with COD. I see no reason to fight about which is better, because they are all good in their own way (in my opinion).

That is why I simply cannot wait until November, when all my favorite games will come out and my wallet will be empty. And my social life will be empty as well. 

For some reason, Blogger is not letting me upload pictures to this blog. So instead, let's just imagine those amazing video games which will soon be ours in... 3 months.

As to our lovely Gamestop/GAME employees, may the Force be with you when November approaches. ;)


Hey guys, my name is Hannah. I just wanted to say a quick hi to everyone before I got down to blogging! This blog will just be about random stuff... from the things I experience every day, to my favorite music and tv shows, video games, things on the news, or girly things like makeup and teen advice :)

Anyone and everyone is welcome to read my blog, and hopefully many people enjoy it. I promise that it'll get more interesting in time, I know it looks very boring with one of the default templates and only ONE post! HA :) I can't wait!

I live in beautiful Europe and I love it! I have a one year old cat, my favorite color is blue and winter is my favorite season. Video games make up half of my life, I love them so much! There are loads of other facts about me, but they won't interest you can be talked about later on.

This is my newly-made twitter account for anyone who wants updates!

To any readers, hope you like my blog! Have fun and thanks!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Hannah's Everyday Musings collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://hannahseverydaymusings.blogspot.com/ website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Hannah's Everyday Musings.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Hannah's Everyday Musings collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:
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    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Google Adsense

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Changes to this privacy policy

Hannah's Everyday Musings has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

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Contacting us

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This document was last updated on August 29, 2011

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