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Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the MBC 4’s Turkish Drama “Noor” is getting hotter and hotter as the summer season’s temperature is raising also. I just read this morning in their website that a Kuwaiti Bride and Groom rent the villa and the gardern of the TV series Noor in Turkey in preparation for their Wedding Ceremony. Accordingly, the couple distributed invitation cards annex with a ticket and go back from Kuwait to Istanbul, with residence in the 5-STAR HOTEL!!! Also, there are attempts underway by the bride to invite Muhanad and Noor to attend their marriage ceremony! Oh see… read the full details here.

I can’t understand Syrian nor Turkish language but after watching the series for almost a month, I’m amaze why I can speak some Syrian words now! lol 😀


The Giant Foot Print (source)

I can’t believed what I read in some news today that the fireworks shown in the opening ceremony of olympic 2008 at Beijing were faked or computer generated.

“What they did not realise was that what they were watching was in fact computer graphics, meticulously created over a period of months and inserted into the coverage electronically at exactly the right moment.”[link]


“London’s Telegraph newspaper reports that some of the fireworks which appeared over Beijing during the television broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremony were actually computer generated. But — hold on — it’s not necessarily as bad as you think.

The faked fireworks were actually set-off at the stadium, but because of potential dangers in filming the display live from a helicopter, viewers at home were shown a pre-recorded, computer-generated shot. It sounds dishonest, but I’m not sure it’s such a terrible thing.” [link]

But for me, either it was faked or not, I still loved what I saw, it was really wonderfu! They made an amazing performance. 🙂

I’ve been searching the net since morning to know what will be the start time of Olympic Games in China tomorrow but I cannot find it, I want to watch the Grand Opening Ceremony which is my favorite part but I don’t have any information about the time. Anyone of you here guys knows about, please inform me….. 😦

Actually, the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from tomorrow August 8 until August 24, 2008. If you wnat to know more about it, here’s the official website


Accordingly, fireworks will highlight the opening ceremony.

“For the first time, the shape of the Olympic Rings will be formed in the sky,” said Wang, adding that Olympic symbols and elements will be a part of fireworks’ designs with an aim to promote Olympic ideals.

Firing skills will feature compressive air launches, chamber pressure launches and computerized ignition technologies, employed for the first time in the display of fireworks, he told the media attending a press conference in Beijing.

To reflect the “Green Olympics” concept, some of the fireworks will use less smoking powder to minimize smoke and dust pollution, Wang said.

The designers intend to highlight the fireworks’ effect both on the ceremony’s stadium and larger areas around the facility so that the Olympic central zone will be an extension of the ceremony owing to the splendid fireworks. [link]

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Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, 22 , was crowned as the Miss Universe 2008 on Monday held in Vietnam. She was once kidnapped in her homeland and says the experience taught her to remain poised under pressure.

The runners-up were:
1st runner-up: Taliana Vargas (Colombia)
2nd runner-up: Marianne Cruz (Dominican Republic)
3rd runner-up: Vera Krasova (Russia)
4th runner-up: Elisa Najera (Mexico)

Other Awards were:
Best in National Costume: Miss Thailand
Miss Congeniality: Miss El Salvador

Additional Info:
Miss USA Crystle Stewart fell down again during the evening gown competition, if you may recall, during the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City, Miss USA Rachel Smith also tumbled during the evening gown competition and became an unintended star on You Tube, where the video was shown over and over again. Like Smith, Stewart quickly stood up after her fall and continued on as if nothing had happened.