Archive for April, 2010

Today’s Video

Today’s video is “Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga.  According to YouTube, this video has been viewed over 183 million times– astonishing!

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Top 10 USA Cities

Every American city possesses some unique qualities and attributes that distinguish it and make it special to its residents and visitors.  My personal TOP 10 MOST SPECIAL USA CITIES are:

*  Boston, MA
*  Charleston, SC
*  Key West, FL
*  Los Angeles, CA
*  New Orleans, LA
*  New York City, NY
*  San Francisco, CA
*  Sedona, AZ
*  Savannah, GA
*  Washington, D.C.

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What are your favorite American cities?

To go to other posts in my TOP 10 LIST category, please click here.

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Today’s Video

Today’s video is called the Renate and Charly Dance Tour, featuring the couple dancing in front of iconic visitor attractions around the world, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, to name just a few.  The concept of this video is reminiscent of the famous series of videos, called Dancing Matt, by Matt Harding.  Enjoy!

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The Buddha

The two-hour PBS documentary, called The Buddha, directed by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, can now be viewed online, in its entirety, via the official website.  To watch the video, click here.

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The film tells the story of Prince Siddhartha, who lived 2,500 years ago in Northern India, and his journey to understand life, death, and the nature of human suffering.  Told through a combination of interviews, narration, and animation, the film traces the life of The Buddha, or the “awakened one,” and the growth of Buddhism around the world.

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To purchase the DVD from the PBS website, click here.

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Summer Movies

The Summer 2010 movie season gets underway next month with a variety of bigger-budget, lighter fare, including Sex and the City 2, the much-anticipated sequel to 2008’s Sex and The City, The Movie, which grossed $150 million domestically and over $400 million worldwide.

Here’s the latest trailer from New Line Cinema.  The film opens May 27.

Other big summer movies include Inception, Salt, Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3 and Robin Hood.

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Today’s Quote

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”

–Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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To go to previous entries in the “Today’s Quote” series, click here.

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Today’s Quote

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself.”

– Alan Alda (B. 1936)

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Where is that Drink?

Where is that drink?

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This beautiful martini, with a wonderfully long and nicely-curled twist, is served in a generously-sized cocktail glass at Paul K, located at 190 Gough Street, near Oak Street, in Hayes Valley, San Francisco.  The cozy restaurant specializes in new Mediterranean cuisine, served in a  contemporary, intimate dining room, with a full-service bar.

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Above:  The sign at Paul K welcomes diners into the cheerful, contemporary dining room (Below).

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Above:  The small full-service bar at Paul K includes a limited number of stools and an abudance of fresh flowes.  Below.  The delcious and moist roast duck entree, served with spelt, dates, watercress and hazelnuts– one of the signature dishes.

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Paul K is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and for brunch on weekends.  To view sample menus from Paul K, click here.  To go to the official Paul K website and to make reservations, click here.

To go to previous posts in the “Where is that Drink” series, click here.

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Noodle and Friends

Today’s website is Noodle and Friends, an online retailer specializing in products designed specially for miniature dachshunds.

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Photos above:  Examples of some of the products from Noodle and Friends that are designed and sized for miniature dachshunds.

To go to Noodle and Friends, click here.  You can also become a fan of Noodle and Friends on Facebook.

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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.

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Top 10 Places to Go

So many places, so little time.  What are the places I still want to visit?  Here is my current TOP 10 LIST OF PLACES YET TO GO.

*  Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile
*  Bora Bora, French Polynesia
*  The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
*  Luang Prabang, Laos
*  Lhasa, Tibet
*  Cairo, Egypt
*  Palermo, Sicily
*  Thimpu, Bhutan
* #10 is to be determined

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Create your own list of TOP 10 PLACES TO GO.  To go to the official website of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, click here.

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To go to previous posts in the “TOP 10″ category, click here.

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