Monday, 28 January 2008

Tagged! Big Bang

I was tagged by Mariuca for playing this.

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You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.

  1. Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
  2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.
  3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.
  4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like the scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.)
  5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in.

1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda's loft 7-Amel's Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen's Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 21-Little Aussie Cynic 22-A Nice Place in the Sun 24-Lady Java's Lounge 25-Cat Tales 26-A Total Blog 27-At Your Service 29- Unchained Melody 30- Out Of The Blue
31-Lure Of The Unknown
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So there. Let me pass this to jessa, jackie, bernie. And to anyone who feel like playing, consider yourself tagged and please leave me a comment so i can come visit:-)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Crazy talking pics.

(Not sure if this will work in Firefox)

As you my have noticed above is not a normal video it was a photo that I had stored on my PC I found some software on the net Called Crazy Talk 4.5 made by Reallusion it's really, really good you can get one of your normal photos talking as a real life aviator in minutes its really easy to use but has loads of features you can make your face happy, sad, angry, surprised etc and add teeth or new eyes and even change sutle little facial expressions and the lip syncing bit is really easy too you can use the voices that are on the software or record your own voice and it auto lip syncs your picture to the words, if you haven't yet click the little green play button above for an example.
So making the video from was the easy part getting on my blog was a lot harder it's easy to make the pic into AVI video and Windows Media Video and you can make e-cards and add it
to messenger and it also give you the HTML code to put in websites but the HTML code did not work in blogger so had to get a free hosting website got mine with 000webhost and put the HTML files on there then and to make a link from that website to Blogger bit of a pain in the Bum but got there in the end :-)
Only trouble is if your looking at this blog with a Firefox browser the video probably didn't work
hopefully if your using explorer it will have. I will have to try and find a fix for firefox. I think they have just released Talk 5 so hopfully they will make it easier to put in blogger and fix the firefox problem.

if you want a speaking aviator another choice is sitepal in my option it not as good as Crazy Talk
but is web based and is really easy to fit Into your blog.
and it does have very good lip syncing and loads of characters to choose from only problem is at the moment you can't add your own pictures.
here is an example of one of the SitePal Aviators

Neither Crazy talk or SitePal are that cheap however, Crazy talk is software to download and the cheapest version is $49.95 and for SitePal you have to pay monthly the cheapest is the bronze account is $9.95 a silver account

However a handy little tip is you can get a free basic account of SitePal if you sign up for a free Bravehost account which is great to get for free and fun to play with.

Friday, 11 January 2008

American Idol The New Season 7 Starts.

In a few days time Jan 16th Season 7 of American Idol starts as you can see from above me and Matt have decided to be contestants :-) I think one of us would have won it this year if it wasn't for the fact that nether of us are American!

Oh well guess its back to singing in the shower, looking forward to the new season I think the episodes at the start of the season with the auditions are the best ones you always get some of the weirdest people in the whole of the US that are completely tone deaf with some strange delusion that they are superstars.

For those of you that watched last years Season I sure you remember Jordin Sparks the winner of last years season she seemed very sweet and had a great voice, just a shame her album wasn't quite as good as she was on the show.

And Blake Lewis the beatboxer who came 2nd and has just released his album called Audio Daydream I have downloaded it but haven't really got round to listening to it properly yet, I loved his version of Jamiroquai's-Virtual Instanity on last years show.

So will be interesting to see what this years shows brings should bring a few laughs at the start of the season anyway.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Turning Over A New Leaf!!!

Maybe it's shouldn't only New Year that people think about changes that need to be made in there life, maybe its a good thing to do this all throughout the year, however maybe the new year is the time a lot of us reflect on how our lives are going.
Thanks again Marzie*wink*

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When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions we seem to fall into four categories: 1) quite serious about them, 2) be flippant about them, 3) do it because we feel pressured to, or 4) do not do them. So, the purpose of this little game is to let us know which category you are in. Copy from “*Start Copy Here*” through “*End Copy Here*” and post it. Before "*End Copy Here*" tell us who you are, your site(s) (with link) and your New Year’s Resolution, or not.

Then tag as many others as you like, from one to your entire blogroll, your choice.

If you like, create an intro paragraph to your post that also acknowledges who tagged you.


JulianaJuliana's Site - My New Year's resolutions are looking for a part time job, keep blogging, and learn to cook and bake.

Michelle - Rusin Roundup - 1. Learn to be happier and accept myself for who I am, 2. Is to lose about 25 lbs., and 3. Is to stop smoking.

Karen - Grow Rich Along With Me - My resolution for next year is to achieve $3K per month passive income by the end of 2008.

Mel - Attitude, the Ultimate Power & Complain Complain Complain - “I don’t need no stinking resolutions.” I never hold to them anyway so why frustrate myself by starting them now.

Sandee - Comedy Plus - I don't need no stinking resolutions either. Years and years ago I did them because everyone else did, but not once did I follow through. Why set yourself up for failure?

Lynda - lynda's loft - My resolution is to see resolve to that which needs resolution. Like Mel and Sandee, I feel that resolutions give us more stress, however, being a person who sets goals each year, isn't that the same thing as a resolution??? Goals vs. resolutions? Goals are more general and allow for more time to complete them, a resolution requires a mind-set and immediate action, which is not always feasible... Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

Amelia - Amel's Realm - This is a list of my New Year's Resolution:
1. Health: Continue exercising twice a week, eat enough veggies and fruit, have enough rest, take vitamin C regularly and women's multivitamin during my period.
2. Spiritual: Improve my Daily Bread reading routine and my prayer life and learn more from God's Word.
3. Financial: Continue to make money online (my goal is getting €100 per month at least), be more creative in writing posts, and save most of the money.
4. General Life: Continue to learn Finnish AND practice it as best and often as I can, try out more baking and cooking recipes, continue to maintain and share positive thoughts, continue to learn to control my thoughts, continue to learn to catch myself before I start complaining and count my blessings instead, continue to stop and cherish all the little moments in life that oftentimes go unnoticed, and continue to feed my inner child and last but not least, continue to ENJOY my life thoroughly.

Max - MAX - My New Year's resolutions are to dedicate more time to my friends; to finally be able to read "Der Spiegel" in German; to be calm when organizing my marriage; to go one last time to my favourite club and dance the night away; and continue to be happy!

Eric - Speedcat Hollydale - I love chicken. Problem is that I really never get to have enough chicken! My New Year's resolution is to enact "Chicken Tuesday". On this day I will eat only chicken, blog about chicken, and promote chickens all over the world. (hormone free) Join me, won't you?

Marzie - Mariuca & Mariuca's Perfume Gallery - My resolution for 2008 is to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and to expand my Perfume Collection.

Sindi- Life Is A Roller Coaster - My resolution is to complain less, pray more and be a little more thankful for what I have.
Judy - Sugar Queen's Dream
- My New Year's resolution is:
To take better care of my health.
To eat better, well at least 3 meals a day, I'm lucky these days if I stop for one meal a day....
To help make the world a better place to live, I love the human race, but think there’s always room for change.
To be generous until it hurts.
To live each day as if it's my last.
To make a book of our personal family recipes and traditions for each of my 3 my children, so that the traditions and family cooking can be passed on in my family line long after I'm gone and finally.......
To help more with the local Human society, Animals like little kids can not fend for themselves so it's up to each of us to take care of our pets and to step in and care for all animals.....
I hope that through me I can encourage my Children to be better adults and in turn to raise the Children they have or will have, to be good people with good, sound & solid values.... Peace!

Adrian - First Time Dad - My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 is to be a better father…now I don’t usually make New Year's resolutions because I never keep them but this one I better keep! Happy New Year to one and all!

Colin - Life - New Years Resolution? No way...Better to achieve more throughout the year rather than pander to the whims of a one day 'wishful thought'

Mauro - 1 Million Love Messages - My resolution for next year are: 1. Change my job (maybe work online). I'm really unhappy in the actual one. 2. Dedicate more time to my family and girlfriend... maybe start to get ready for our wedding :-) 3. Work hard in 1 Million Love Messages and reach 2500 Love messages (or more) in the end of 2008.

MidgetManOfSteel - Mental Poo - To get out of dealing with people who I have no desire in helping at the job I’m doing…catch the eye of someone who can see that I can write and be funny…and get my own ticket to happiness from my humor….and a Ferrari. While I’m doing this, I resolve to get a Ferrari.

Stacy - My Thoughts - My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 - Is to be more understanding to my children and to other people, Not to curse at others while I am driving, try to eat right and exercise, try to volunteer in my community, and to believe more in my spiritual side.

Jason - & - Although, I normally don't do New Year's Resolutions (because I find it as an excuse to actually do something I should've already been doing), this year I will plan on giving back to the blogging community, especially my audience. I'm not sure how I will do it yet, but I definitely will.

Kesa - Little Aussie Cynic - My New Years Resolution is the standard..... to finally get off the smokes and to loose 8kg.... both which are possible just difficult.....Happy New Year to you and yours….Aussie

Ann - A Nice Place in the Sun - "To let the rest of my life begin as soon as possible."

Trinity - Rooms of My Heart: My New Year's resolutions in simple and fast way will be blog less and spend more time with my children and read more good books. I want to start studying about global warming and blog it.

Zubli ZainordinA Total Blog - I do not have any new year resolution, since many years ago. Totally awesome still my total life is, as I experience real magic and enjoy mini miracles, while journeying in cycles, synchronicity, and flow. I praise The Lord.

Melody- Unchained Melody- My New Year resolution is , not to spend money more than we earn(well, i hope so lolz) and to appreciate things in life more:-)

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Well, this is an open invite to everyone to do the tag:-)

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

The Little Girl In A Long Road Stardom

I have couple of choices when trying to pick the best singers in Philippines one of the best i could think of, is Jonalyn Viray who sung well, The Whitney Houston hit song, run to you.. ohhh I love it!!! I must admit that I had a hard time hitting the note on the bridge of the song, just too high to really sing it right, well I'm not giving up , at the moment im just practicing it over and over again..

One of the best rendition of whitney Houston songs I heard were sung by a little girl Charice Pempengco, in 2005 when she was just 12 years old in the little big superstar competition her performances were amazing she got such a soulful voice but unbelievably she only placed 3rd in the competition and was forgotten about by a lot of people.
But she did become very popular in Korea and now finally because of being found on you tube and appearing on the Ellen show in the US she was discovered internationally,.
Even now she is only 14 years old and Hopefully she is going to have a very long and very successful music carer ahead.
well this is worth watching..,have a take a look at this..

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everybody had a good new year, wishing everybody, the best of luck..hope everything goes well for everyone!!!