Sunday, June 29, 2008
Formula 1 has long been considered the pinnacle of automotive and motorsport technology. Many advancements on road cars, including paddle shifters, traction control and improved tire technology, have come out of the development of these engineering marvels.
Sir Stirling Moss, who drove in 66 Grand Prix races between 1955 and 1961, was an honorary judge at this year's Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach. While he was carefully studying the lines and mechanics of this year's competitors, we had a chance to ask Moss, now 77, a few questions about his role in racing and how today's cars have changed.
For one, the sheer number of races in a season was far greater when Sir Moss was racing. In the 1955 season, there were 7 races that counted toward the world championship title, and 16 non-championship races. In Moss' final year, there were 8 championship and 36 non-championship races. Today, F1 drivers only have to compete in 17 races per season.
"Back then we had many more races a year," Moss said. "And we still had time to chase pretty girls."
Current Formula 1 cars are some of the fastest in the world. The 2.4 liter, naturally-aspirated V8 engines are mandated to rev at 19,000 rpm (although they're capable of more) and can reach speeds of nearly 220 miles per hour. But being on the forefront of technology doesn't come cheap. Today's teams spend between $57 million and nearly $420 million on the sport annually.
So what does Moss think of these contemporary carbon-fiber speed demons?
"I think they're just staggering," Sir Moss said. "In the old days, you'd just buckle yourself in. It's quite different now."
Posted by sally at 7:01 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2008
No doubt, miniskirt will make girl more feminine and sexy. Miniskirt will make your legs look longer and thinner. Especially a girl like Marshanda.
You also will get more comments and attention when you wear a mini. People will have a look at your skirt and great legs. But you will take risk if you a celebrity, your "peha mulus” will be a great object to shot and share. So if you don’t want your body being exposed by reporter then don’t you ever ever wear a miniskirt. Did Marshanda aware her beautiful thigh was shot or not.
Posted by sally at 7:13 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Dating becomes very popular activity among teens. Dating is begun as a simply class room interaction or an introduction by friends. Teen dating is of course for friendship, which may develop into romance and love. Teen dating sites provide good matchmaking on Internet. Read on some aspects of online teen dating in this article
Dating is a worldwide activity among teen, though much much more popular in developed countries as changing lifestyle have reduced parental assistance in searching of a life partner or soul mate. Dating referred to as adult dating is for discovering relationship for love and romance and the eventually marriage. Recently with the coming of online dating sites, dating has become a tool for seeking sex partners by singles and couples as well as gay, lesbian bisexual. Here relationship may not be given much weight but a casual sex encounter is what adult are looking for with a sex partner.
Teen dating is of course for friendship, which may develop into love and romance and may culminate into marriage depending upon the extant of relationship. Teen dating is the first experience that a male has of female and vice a versa. It is much talked about affair as the first interaction is exciting and at times nerve wrecking.
The thrill of being alone in a company of opposite sex is not very hard to imagine even for singles who have been bereft of such exciting circumstances. The age at which teens start dating is not fixed but usually it is more popular among teens aged fifteen years and over.
Free dating among teen is initiated as a simply class room interaction or an introduction by friends, relatives or parents. Teens go to online dating service for finding mates as well. Hence, you have teen dating option in matchmaking services on Internet. Some teens look for sexual partners as well but then it is legal only if you are at or above the specified age for sexual encounter, which is usually eighteen years in most countries. Such teens are referred to as hot teens or hot teen in dating terminology.
Dating among teens is a meeting of innocent minds and body as designed by human biology. Here sex takes a backseat as it is not welcomed in human society until a person is adult or mature, which is logical and correct.
The first interaction, usually in a restaurant or a movie hall is a very nervous affair for both the boy and the girl especially if they are shy. Bold teens usually get of straight away. Any way it is an exciting for both the boy and girl to be in each other’s company and if the relationship gels then affection develops which may lead to a long-term friendship among the two. At such level of immaturity, it is better to keep sexual indulgence out of the dating sphere. It is here where parental guidance is required.
Teens discuss lot of things that affect them and treat is associated with it where in it is the boy who spends as per custom. It also leads to exploring the environment they live in and learning about life as whole. Holding hands, a light kiss, a gentle pat or even little bit of petting is okay. The most important is the thrill of sharing and the feeling of possessiveness, which in turn leads to maturity among the young individuals.
Although teen dating is an introduction to the eventual goal of finding a life partner or a soul mate or even a friend, this does not usually happen. The reason is at such tender age and immaturity, handling relationship could be difficult and the boy or girl may not be very clear of one’s like and dislike. Nonetheless, it is a learning process and if the experience is satisfying it is rewarding for both of them.
The split is fast and often, among dating teens due the reasons specified above. Nevertheless, the process is never ending and the outcome is a good friend or a promising life partner. Whatever the case may be, the meeting of mind and body is a biological phenomena guided by reproductive instinct which manifests from sexual urge. HenceFind Article, later when maturity is attained sex is welcome and not a taboo as most conservative minds project it as so.
Posted by sally at 7:50 PM
Monday, June 9, 2008
Manjalara, Antara Tarikan & Hiburan
Manjalara, bukan sekadar nama sebuah bandar yang terletak antara Kepong dan Bandar Sri Damansara. Malah Manjalara juga dijadikan tajuk untuk sebuah drama TV 75 episod atau dikatakan sampai 150 episod? Walaupun sampai di rumah dalam jam 7 malam, saya tidak melepaskan peluang untuk mengadap TV sementara menunggu nasi masak… Seakan dah jadi rutin untuk mengikuti drama komedi romantis ini yang disiarkan di TV3, setiap hari Isnin hingga Khamis mengisi slot Akasia yang agak jarang ditonton oleh pekerja pejabat.
Penggerak dan pelakon utama drama revamp atau ala ‘transformers’ dari rupa buruk kepada rupa cantik jelita ini, Emilda Rosmila Abdul Hamid sebenarnya merupakan adik kepada isteri AC Mizal, Emilia Rosnaida. Nak dibedakan, lakonan Emilia jauh lebih matang daripada kakaknya yang kini hanya menjadi pengurus AC Mizal. Selain plot cerita penuh adegan dramatik, saya tertarik dengan watak Zsa-Zsa (Zaza) yang dilakonkan oleh Abby Abadi. Belum pernah saya lihat Abby membawa watak perempuan gedik sebegini. Watak Zaza yang dramatik, emosi, ceria dan manja begitu menjadi sehingga saya rasa ianya berjaya keluar dari imej Ketua Inspektor Aleeza dalam drama Gerak Khas. Abby dikatakan sanggup berhabis duit, buat kajian homework dan keluarkan pakaian lama ketika bersama kumpulan Elite demi menghidupkan watak ganjil ini. Kalau anda perasan, pakaian Zsa-Zsa mesti kelihatan janggal sehingga membuatkan orang memandangnya berkali-kali seperti stokin panjang warna merah menyala dan berbunga-bunga. Tahniah buat Abby Abadi kerana bijak membawa watak perempuan yang mengada-ngada, poyo dan over sekaligus mengeletek hati saya dengan lawak dan kelucuannya. Sekarang ni Zaza dah jadi pelakon drama dan sudah ada pengurus peribadi sendiri. Personal Assistant dia pun boleh tahan lawak gak. Kira dua kali lima dengan Zaza. Over shadow mengalahkan Zaza, je kan?
Dengan menampilkan pasangan kekasih, Zuliana Aziz atau Jue dan Jehan Miskin (Iskandar) yang membawa watak adik beradik, menjadikan drama Manjalara lebih enak untuk ditonton. Watak Faizal Yusof, suami kepada penyanyi Siti Nordiana atau Nana yang juga pernah menyertai Hero Remaja membawa watak Farizal, seorang polis atau mata-mata juga menggamit perhatian penonton. Model meletop Ashraf Muslim yang pernah bawa watak Izham dalam Impian Illyana hanya sekadar tempelan. Lakonannya masih lagi kaku dan tidak realistik. Harap muka je macho! Ops! Raja Farah, Ayu Rhaudhah, Radhi Khalid, Aziz Satar pun ada berlakon dalam drama ni.
Adaptasi dari Drama Luar?
Dikatakan drama ini diadaptasi dan dicedok dari drama Sepanyol, Mi Gorda Bella dan Ugly Betty. Cuma ada keberangkalian sahaja corak dan temanya sama iaitu menonjolkan watak imej buruk yang ditransform secara sikit demi sedikit menjadi gadis jelita. Tapi saya kira plot dan penceritaan lain dan disuaikan dengan suasana dan realiti masyarakat Malaysia. Apa sahaja dikatakan penonton, drama Emil Emilda dulu pun tak kurang juga menerima nasib yang sama.
Posted by sally at 11:35 PM
Kate Beckinsale has offered an unusual excuse for her poor performance in the kitchen – she’s too damn good in bed.
The tasty actress has given up on trying to create tantalising culinary treats because she believes people are divided into two groups – those who are geniuses with a whisk and those who are earth-shattering lovers in the sack.
So that must explain why my father dumped my mother. Thanks Kate for clearing that up for me. Anyway, I suck at cooking so if what Kate says is true, that can only mean I’m a champ in bed. You hear that ladies?
Posted by sally at 12:53 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tasha putus hubungan dengan Aqasha tetapi mengakui masih menyayanginya
SAH! Bintang prelude Akademi Fantasia musim keempat, Natasha Nordin atau Tasha, 26 sudah putus dengan pelakon dan penyanyi, Aqasha. Itu diakui sendiri gadis jelita yang bakal muncul dengan single sulungnya berjudul Akhirnya Cinta ciptaan komposer tersohor, Ajai.
Tugu cinta yang terbina selama lima tahun runtuh, sudah ternoktah dan diharap tidak lagi menimbulkan kekeliruan kepada semua pihak rentetan kenyataan Aqasha sebelum ini di dalam Hip, yang masih lagi berteka-teki mengenai status hubungannya dengan Tasha.
Posted by sally at 11:18 PM
Bercakap kepada ManggaOnline hari ini, jelitawan Malaysia Rozita Che Wan mengakui yang hati’nya telah di’miliki. Jejaka bertuah itu adalah seorang ahli perniagaan yang bergelar VIP. Rozita Che Wan juga mengakui yang beliau sudah bersedia untuk berkahwin untuk kali kedua, tetapi bukan dalam masa terdekat. Tahun hadapan katanya. Memetik kata-kata beliau,
Posted by sally at 11:13 PM