Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Traveling: Stunning Facts

Infographic traveling
     I have already written about traveling (Euro-Trip) and don't want to stop on what I've already begun. The process of traveling itself is extremely responsible one, but getting prepared can be even harder. Thus, to pack my baggage is a task of extreme hardness for me. =)
     But when 'm on the plane, or any other means of transportation, i feel calm and secure and can totally plunge into the joyful atmosphere of a trip. It seems to me that people adore traveling because exactly this very reason.
Air travel

     Recently, I've heard an interesting fact that in the US, there are about 61 m people on planes in the air at any given moment. Can you imagine this? Personally for me it was hard to believe in! And do you know that our country possesses nearly the third part of all the planes in the world.
     App. 90 m of Americans used their access to the Internet for the sake of planning their trips. The title of the most visited country belongs to France. And in 1930 a woman who wanted to become a flight attendant had to weigh 115 pounds or less.
    Genting Highlands Resort in Pahang Darul Makmur is the biggest hotel in the world with its 6 000 rooms on offer. However, it is Las Vegas to to boast of the highest total number of hotel rooms. In Scotland you have an opportunity to buy the plane ticket for the shortest air trip lasting for 2 minutes.
Genting Highlands Resort

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Pirate Cinema

     Pirate Cinema is a cinema hall in France which can boast of presenting only pirate movies. However, they are not the ones about pirate adventures, they are the ones from the torrents worldwide. 
Nicolas Maigret and Brandon Howell decided to set up a cinema which will constantly examine the torrents in the WWW and download movies. The latter won't be displayed in a standard way, though. They are going to be cut and mixed, so that the complete chaos will reign on the screen.
     Nicolas Maigret has claimed that we hah had a great opportunity to experience the 15-years period when all the content in the Internet had been almost totally free. The current changes in the law will probably lead to demolishing of such an opportunity which the cinema is the monument for.

Thursday, 6 June 2013


     What is regarded as the main pusher of the market development. The answer is quite easy, and it is advertising. Loads of money are spent on it, loads of creative ideas and long hours are dedicated to this.
     In Latin the verb 'ad vertere' meant to turn the mind towards. Here lies the basic content of the world. The main goal of advertising is the control or manipulation of the audience. The purposes can be quite divergent, the main though are marketing, political and ideological.
     Thomas J. Barratt is said to be the founder of modern advertising, as he was the first to use slogans and pictures, working for the Pears Soap Company.
     Interesting feature of 20th century's advertising was that its target audience was women, who were commonly responsible for shopping.
     The further development of advertising is connected with the development of telecommunication: radio,TV, Internet.
It can be quite surprising, but advertising existed in times of Ancient Egypt in form of sales messages and wall papers on papyrus. Ancient Greece and Rome are not exception. Since in the Middle Ages there were many illiterate people who were unable to read, various signs became popular, such as a boot, scissors, horse shoe, etc. Newspaper advertising appeared in England in the newspapers.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Admissions Essay Adventures

The last year was rather tough one because of my niece's entering university. It was my brother's dream to make her a student. From her very birth, he was sure that she would know what it means to be at college. I was extremely surprised though that this task is not so easy to fulfill. So many requirements, standards and norms should have been taken into consideration so that she could be accepted. The case is I have rather tender relations wit my brother, thus, my niece, Nelly, is like a daughter for me. That's why, the whole admission process stood me loads of nerves.
admissions essay
We stuck up with the college application essay. Everyone had their own opinions concerning what should be mentioned in it, what should be emphasized and what should be eliminated. Finally, we had come to some kind of conclusions letting Nellie make her own decisions just trying to help her somehow, showing her more and more positive traits of her own which could help her stand out. What was our surprise when we found out that admission essay is not about pure expressing thoughts and arranging them into coherent constructions. Norms and standards were those horrifying words which prevented us from a quick end. Moreover, there were hazards even with proof-reading, since there was too much information and we didn't know what to exclude. The time was passing by and deadlines were appearing on the horizon. Nellie was desperate and even n the edge of depression.
The help came from quite an unexpected side. I came across it in the Internet, finally making the whole family believe that it is not only the way of entertainment. To put a long story short, it was an online service dealing with admission essay writing They offered us help with our admission essay in form of editing and proof-reading, which was perfect for us.
The most interesting point is that it wasn't about some bad performance. Nellie is a smart girl and she was really good at all the high school subjects. Even math wasn't an obstacle for her, taking into consideration the fact that all the members of our family are, to put it mildly, not experts in this field.
There were no problems with the requirement concerning social activities, since she is an active participant of the high school students body, a member of a so-coal High School Students Body responsible for the students rights to be protected and for the improvement of the studying conditions. The fact that she's an eager dancer who performs with the dance group at almost each school event was also a favorable one. Now writing all this, I can't even imagine that an Admission Committee could have had any doubts about Nellie's candidature. But still we had to take pains to achieve goals determined.
admissions essay
All is well that ends well. Nellie is now studying at college being absolutely happy. We have a fun tradition of taxing each other via e-mails. And every weekend I get nice letters from her accompanied with great pics. I'm so glad that everything has worked out.