Tuning In to the Sounds

Music is one of the many passion that I share with my boyfriend. It can either be listening in or playing and even making good music together. We have tons of musical equipments and instruments ready at our disposal. One of which is the hughes and kettner combo set. It is actually one of my favorite among the many. I can spend hours in our music studio because of these.

I remember the first time we went out to buy this equipment. It was actually a happy day for both of us. He was looking for a good guitar and I was looking for this one to complete our musical set. Fortunately I found a good one and quite happy with its performance.

My Thoughts about Miley’s Wrecking Ball Video


Again, Miley Cyrus did it again, after the MTV awards twerking performance she released a new video that shocked the world with its nudity, by the way I would not call it explicit because It really isn’t. I respect other people’s opinion considering Miley Cyrus have so many young fans and surely parents would really bat an eye lash and raise some eyebrows seeing this video but when I first saw it, I thought wow!

First of all, I already heard this song on YouTube a lot of amateur singers already did a cover of this song since the audio version had been released, I thought the song is good and it’s very powerful. It shows a vulnerable side of Miley. I really think that it’s her story, that people are putting all these walls around her and so she had to break them just like a wrecking ball. She’s 20, she can appear nude in front of the screen, and she’s an artist! There lot’s of Hollywood movies out there that show nudity in young actresses, why can’t this video be any different? People should just let go of Hannah Montana, she’s fictional!

Though, the song can be pertained to her ex lover, whatever the case, it’s still the same, and I think the video is perfect for the song. I mean this is the image that Miley wants people to see; she’s wrecking her “old Miley” image to bring out the “Miley today”. I’m not saying that I like her image now than her image before but people change, and she’ll learn something from this change, and that’s up to her to realize.

Celebrity Award Season Style 2013

Many celebrities have graced the red carpet this year wearing stunning dresses and beautiful ensembles. If you ever needed inspiration for what to wear to that upcoming special occasion – then look no further.

Our guide below tells you all you need to know so you can choose from all the many gorgeous designs such as pretty prom dresses and the perfect one shoulder dresses for your next event which have been worn this season.

Strapless gowns

These types of dresses are timeless and can flatter all shapes and sizes provided you find the correct fit and support. Strapless gowns have made a massive come-back during this year’s award season.

Celebrities including Olivia Munn was on trend at this year’s Oscars with her corset gown with gold-embellishment from Marchesa. Hollywood star Jessica Chastain also went for a strapless dress at the same awards ceremony. She oozed old-school glamour in a beaded number by Armani Privé.

Little Black Dress

The LBD is a safe bet and classic staple item which is an investment for your wardrobe. Stars can regularly be seen donning this piece of clothing, and what’s great is that you can pick up many different styles in a range of luxurious fabrics.

Singer and songwriter Adele was just one of many to wear a LBD this year. She sparkled on the red carpet at the Oscars with her glamorous Jenny Packham gown. The floor-length beaded design was a far cry from her earlier fashion faux pas at The Grammy Awards where she wore a vintage-style number with a red floral pattern, which was later slated as looking like a curtain.

Television presenter Giuliana Rancic also opted for a little black dress for her Oscars appearance. Country music starlet Taylor Swift joined the trend too, as she arrived at the Brit Awards in London wearing a beautiful floor-length number with added sheer panels. This gown was from Elie Saab’s designer collection.

One-shoulder

This is a style which always looks effortless and chic, and who could pull it off better than a beauty such as Rosie-Huntington-Whitely? The model turned actress wore a one-shouldered blush-coloured Valentino tiered gown at the Vanity Fair party following the Oscars.

Heidi Klum sported the same look by wearing a white Alexandre Vauthier dress at the Golden Globes. Naomi Watts also opted for the one-shouldered look in a sequined long-sleeved Emilio Pucci number at The Oscars.

Bandage

This look has been around for a few seasons now but many celebrities continue to rock this popular trend.

Ozzy Osbourne’s presenter daughter Kelly chose to follow this look by donning a bandage-style gown with embellishment, designed by Tony Ward Couture, at the Oscars.

Thigh-high split

Everyone likes a gorgeous gown with a sexy edge. Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez is known as a fan of this style. At this year’s Grammy Awards she turned heads by dressing seductively in a black one-shouldered Anthony Vacarello number with a sexy split at the front right up to her thigh.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria also followed suit by daring to bare in a stunning Emilio Pucci design, with black lace detailing at the 2013 Golden Globes.

Why I like Taylor Swift

I’m really not a Taylor Swift super fan but I like her songs. Her fame and popularity had rocketed ever since Kanye West ranted about her winning best female singer on MTV music awards. The country singer’s humility and cool reaction towards the incident gained her millions of fans, not only that she became popular with the boys, from; Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Harry of One Direction. These gorgeous boys were some of the men that she had dated and yes I admit I sure am jealous.


What’s not to like about her? She beautiful, she writes her songs, a Grammy winner, she sure can rock the guitar, girls idolize her. She can be flirtatious but never been trashy on her videos. I think despite of her fame, her brand of music didn’t change and so is her personality. She didn’t shed her good girl image just to be mature on a video.

If I were to have one wish granted and I would have to choose among these; to become a lawyer, wrote a number 1 New York Times best seller, or be Taylor Swift, I guess you won’t know it because I’ll be too shy to answer.

The Most Memorable Medical Films

On a daily basis, medical professionals experience toil, romance, life, death, heartache and redemption. It only makes sense to use the dramatic lives and experiences of doctors and nurses as the fodder for major motion pictures. Everyone has a favorite medical drama or comedy, some more realistic than others. In honor of hardworking health care employees everywhere, here are a few of the best and most memorable films about this tumultuous and rewarding industry.

“The Doctor”

It’s easy for a doctor to become so caught up in the clinical aspects of his profession that he forgets he’s treating human beings with thoughts, opinions, feelings and fears. 1991’s “The Doctor” tells the story of what happens when a brilliant and accomplished physician learns he’s suffering from cancer. Played by William Hurt, Dr. Jack MacKee is going through the motions of his very successful practice and home life; that is, until he’s given a startling diagnosis. Along his journey to recovery, he learns what it means to be a compassionate professional, and that treatment is more than just pills and procedures. Jack is treated and cured, but loses some friends along the way. Ultimately, he understands that to truly be a successful physician, he must care deeply about a patient’s quality of life and not just about treating an illness.

“And the Band Played On”

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “And the Band Played On” is a made-for-television movie that originally aired in 1993. Based on factual events, the story takes place during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in America. Dr. Don Francis, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention begins studying a strange and lethal new virus that is killing members of two distinctive demographics. Anyone interested in the health care field should see this film and take from it a very valuable lesson about humanity and the role that prejudice and bureaucracy play in health care decisions.

“Patch Adams”

Based on the life of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, this 1998 comedy stars Robin Williams as an unorthodox physician. After a stint in a mental institution where he helps fellow patients, Patch Adams discovers his love of medicine. Although much older than his peers, Patch is determined to become a physician, and enrolls at the Virginia Medical University in the early 1970s. He’s definitely not a staunch medical student, in the traditional sense, which rubs many of his peers and professors the wrong way. Ultimately, it’s Patch’s dream to treat illness with both traditional medicine and humor. The film itself received mostly poor reviews, but it did shed a light on a unique man’s quest to look at the state of health care in a very different way. If this was the filmmaker’s intention all along, then the mission was most definitely accomplished.

Awakenings

Another film starring the great Robin Williams, 1990’s “Awakenings,” tells the true story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, although Williams’ character in the film is named Malcolm Sayer. In the late 1960s, Malcolm Sayer begins working with patients living in a complete state of catatonia, including Leonard Love, played by the award-winning actor, Robert De Niro. Love is given a dose of the drug L-Dopa, which Sayer believes will take him out of his catatonic state. Eventually, the drug works, but not without devastating side effects that prohibit Love from continuing treatment. Throughout the film, Leonard Love rediscovers life and love, and Dr. Sayer learns there is more to tests and experimental medicine than results.

Gross Anatomy

Whether you’re earning a traditional doctorate degree in medicine, studying for your master of science in nursing or are strangely fascinated by the profession, the medical comedy “Gross Anatomy” has something to offer. Nonconformist medical student Joe Slovak is easily making his way through life at the university; that is, until he enrolls in the notoriously difficult gross anatomy course. Ultimately, Joe learns that medicine is no laughing matter.

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About the Author: Davis Miller is a guest blogger and recent graduate of CUA online. Davis is anxiously awaiting his first day of medical school and hopes it is nothing like the movies.