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Monday, November 26, 2012

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables 2012

We love her as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries. Who would ever forget that heartwarming character of the Princess of the Kingdom of Genovia right? I love that movie. Anne Hathaway is an Emmy Award-winning actress for her voice-over performance on The Simpsons. She is such a versatile actress, isn't she? Have you seen her in The Devil Wears Prada? Her character is Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to New York, got a job as a co-assistant to a famous fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). If you haven't seen the movie, I advise you to watch it. Now, have you heard the song, I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables? Well, Anne Hathaway will play Fantine and she will be singing that song in Les Miserables the movie. This movie will surely win the Oscars! Check out this video:

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong
I dreamed a dream in times gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung
No wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came
And still I dream he'll come to me
That we'll live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Join the Hep Hep Hooray Giveaway

What's up you guys? Are you ready to join for another awesome giveaway? If you already won the giveaway before, I am sure you are all excited for this one. Make sure that you read all the mechanics to get a valid entry. Good luck everyone!

I’m sure a lot of YOU will love this giveaway that is hosted by Tips & Experiences because we will have 4 lucky winners to take home to prizes.

This giveaway will run from November 22, 2012 at 12:01am (eastern time) and ends of December 22 at 12:01am. If you are residents of the United States of America and have a valid US address, you are qualified to join the giveaway.

All you have to do is send your entries through the rafflecopter below and the more points you entered the more chances of winning either one of the prizes below.

1st winner will receive 4 products from Mia Mariu with a retail value of $55

- 2 Hydrating Stick Glosses, 1 Luminous Lip Gloss and 1 Intense Lip Liner (winner get to choose the color of their choice). You can check out my review, click here.

2nd winner will receive 1 Jewelry Box from Tatutina with a retail value of $35

- Jewelry Box with Hand Painted Pastel Flowers. All materials and paints are non-toxic and lead free. Dimension; 6” x 4.5” x 9.5” My review for this product is found here.

3rd winner will receive 1 digital Bathroom Scale from EatSmart with a retail value of $28.95 (on sale)

- With extra Large Backlit 3.5” Display and “Step-On” technology. Check out my review for this product here.

4th winner will receive 3 pairs of Jean Straps with a retail value of $9.99 each pair

- It’s the perfect solution to the challenge of wearing jeans tucked into boots. Product review found here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: MUSIC AND INSPIRATION is not responsible for any damage or loss of item and not liable to replace the item once the post office or shipping company receives it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thank You Papermate Inkjoy Pen

I love sending cards to my friends and family on Thanksgiving. It is my way of showing my gratitude and appreciation for being there for me and my husband. It is a privilege that my husband and I have beautiful friends (inside and out) where we can share our thoughts when we are down or happy. It is seldom that we find true friends these days right? That is why we are so thankful for the gift of friendship.
This year, we already sent couple of cards to our dear friends and family. Thanking them for their time, for their laughter's and for being there in every bit of the way. Because they are special, I used a retractable ballpoint pen from Papermate Inkjoy Pen. I got this pen for free and it writes so smoothly. It is rubberized so; my grip is perfect, comfortable and I have all the control to write nicely. It makes my penmanship neat and nice-looking. I only write one word (see the photo above) but, you can tell that this pen writes good right?

Thanks to for sending me these two pens. I am loving my penmanship and I am almost done writing the remaining Thanksgiving Cards .

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using The author was NOT compensated for this post

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Plastic Bottles, Recycling and Plastic Welding

Do you recycle? Most of us probably have a recycle bin in our garage right? We have two bins and most of the time; both bins are full when the recycle guys come in our neighborhood to collect them. We are encourage to recycle for so many reasons:

One is to prevent waste of potentially useful materials such as plastics, papers, glass, metal and soda cans;
To reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials;
To reduce energy usage;
To reduce air pollution and water pollution;
To lower greenhouse gas emissions and may more possible reasons.

All of us should recycle because it is the key for waste reduction. Isn't it nice and healthy to live in a green and clean environment? When we recycle, we reduce the garbage thrown in the landfill and some people/company can re-use them.

Few months back, I saw a documentary in UK showing the plastic bottle being recycled and made into an outer wear material. It was pretty impressive. In the Philippines, a TV company collected plastic bottles from the viewers and recycled them to make classroom chairs.
The making of clothing using the plastic bottle is interesting. The plastic bottle that was collected was being process at the plastic bottle recycling center. The first stage is shredding then, shipped to the textile industry around the globe. The shredded plastic bottles will be sorted out separating the white from colored then; it will take a bath to strain the stickers from the shredded plastic bottles. It was a complicated process but, after the plastic spend hours inside the rotating drum; they transferred the plastic to a rotating machine. It came out like a thread and heat again to make polyester. Seeing such documentary film was really impressive. The recycling process is hard to accomplish without the help of machine innovation.

The plastic manufacturing industry is successful because of the tools and machines such as spin welding and plastic welding. The invention of these machines made the job done easy. I saw a video in you tube showing a plastic placed at the bottom. They use the spin welding machine and the frictional heat joins the two parts. The plastic at the top is spun at high speeds against the plastic at the bottom.

Anyway, check out the video in you tube for visual understanding on how these machines work well. For more information, visit the links above as well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins

How are you guys? It's been a while huh? I was hibernating and having a "ME" time for days .... away from the cyber world. I was just at home, enjoying my time re-decorating our home and that includes, re-arranging the furniture's and taking down our Christmas decors from the mezzanine in our garage. I am excited for Christmas holiday you know.

While doing all that, I was listening to Pandora and country music the whole time. My music preference has changed a lot especially when I live in Mississippi. I grew up with love songs, the kind of music that I can go "senti" about for no apparent reasons LOL.Well, that's just me.

Anyway, I just want to share with you all this song sung by Trace Adkins. Do you have children? I bet you can relate to the message of this beautiful song. You should listen! Enjoy!

She was starin' out the window of their SUV
Complainin', sayin', “I can't wait to turn eighteen”
She said, “I'll make my own money and I'll make my own rules
Momma, put the car in park out there in front of the school”
And she kissed her head, and said, “I was just like you”

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast

These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Before she knows it, she's a brand new bride
In her one bedroom apartment and her daddy stops by
He tells her it's a nice place, she says, “It'll do for now”
Starts talkin' about babies and buyin' a house
Daddy shakes his head and says, “Baby, just slow down”

Cuz' you're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast

These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Five years later there's a plumber
Workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
One kid's cryin' and one kid's screamin'
And she keeps apologizin'
He says, “They don't bother me
I've got two babies of my own

One's thirty-six, one's twenty-three”
Huh, it's hard to believe
But you're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back

You're gonna wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
You're gonna miss this
Yeah, you're gonna miss this


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