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baz lurhmann – everybody’s free to wear sunscreen

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99, if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You’re not as fat as you imagine.Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.Do one thing everyday that scares you.Sing.Don’t be reckle…

meet alfie from the city

How often do your good deeds go unpaid? And your bad deeds? The consequences of his actions finally crash down upon a womanizer, that force him to consider the bigger questions of his life.Alfie is a modern-day manifestation of Don Juan. His peculiar way with women causes him numerous successes with them. Blonde, brunette, red-head…you name them. Women think he is a big-time catch, and Alfie never fails to grab every opportunity of that thought. At the end of the day he is always on top.Enter Nikki. She makes Alfie feel great at first. Over the days, the charm diminishes, and eventually one rainy night she is compelled to leave Alfie forever. Clearly, Alfie is hurt from within, with high waves of regrets sweeping through him.Will Alfie overcome the pain, or will he forever wander the dark lanes of despair? It’s worth finding out. Technorati Tags: ,,,,,

twenty popular foreign phrases

A little Latin, or French is always joyful to your heart. Some most commonly used phrases along with their meaning – for your reading or writing pleasure:annus mirabilis – wonderful yearbona fides – good faith; credentialscarpe diem – seize the day; enjoy the presentcasus belli – cause justifying a warde facto – of fact; it isDeo volente – God willingecce homo – behold manexempli gratia – for examplehumanum est errare – to err is humanin toto – entirely; in totalmodus operandi – mode of operatingmultum in parvo – there is much in littlenil admirari – wondering at nothingnolens volens – willing or notpersona non grata – unwelcome personpro forma – as a matter of form; standardquod erat demonstrandum – which was demonstrated; that which was shownsine qua non – without which, nothing; it is essentialtempus fugit – time fliesverbatim et literatim – word for word, letter for letterTechnorati Tags: ,,,,,,