Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Belarusian beauty @AnitaKurkach is known for her fashion style. Besides fashion, she is also a recording artist. This blog post is my own introduction to the beautiful Anita Kurkach. I hope to introduce her and talk about her in my own way here in my blog. Feel free to look around and enjoy this post.


A Special Hello...

I'd like to say hello to any of you from Belarus or of Belarusian descent to "John's Blog Space." I do often times note that I get blog posts from Belarus. So in that sense, I welcome all of you to my fine online abode.





--- Anita Kurkach ---

So who is Anita Kurkach? That would be this lady in this picture:

Anita Kurkach
^ from: (her Twitter feed) - This is fashionista and recording artist Anita Kurkach from the eastern European nation of Belarus.

When I blogged about eastern European beauties, I mentioned (born: February 26, 19??) Anita Kurkach. So some of you veteran readers of "John's Blog Space" may have seen me make mention to her. Anita is a fellow blogger who runs the blog "The Anita Kurkach Diaries." Here are some extra bits of mine to share on Anita.


Anita Kurkach: Fashion.

I first learned of Anita Kurkach on the LOOKBOOK circuit. This Belarusian beauty from Minsk, Belarus is someone with a unique and charming fashion style. Many of her outfits are casual. At times, she does incorporate elements of edge as well as some very girly pieces. She loves to perform not only with fashion, but also in music. For the most part, she has fun with fashion is mostly upbeat and positive- smiling often all the while.

Personally, I think Anita Kurkach is a very beautiful lady. Her smile is very sweet, and her face looks lovely. She has angelic long hair. Whether wrapped up or hung downwards, Anita's hair is about as lovely as her smile. Anita even goes with ombré hair colors adding some color to her beautifully long hair. She normally goes with wavy hair, but she also has some wonderful braided hair at times. To say the least, she looks angelic.

So what is her fashion style like in action? Here is a brief video showcasing only a small sample size of her varied sense of style:


^ "...Pastel outfits!"

You can visit Anita Kurkach's YouTube channel to see some of her different fashion videos. This link will appear again later in this post.


Anita Kurkach: Music.

Here is some musical insight on the lovely Anita Kurkach. The first three videos are all original pieces by Anita Kurkach. I added the final video as another bit of her singing talent. Enjoy!


^ "Anita Kurkach - Alive (Official Music Video)"


^ Melody (Anita Kurkach) - One life (original song)


I must warn you that you may need to turn up the volume with this video. Here is another original track of hers. This time... a non-English song:

^ Melody ( Anita Kurkach ) - Ya si sera (original song )


The previous three videos are original songs of hers. This video, however, here is one of the different cover songs she has sung before. Check this out:

^ Lost Stars (Begin Again Soundtrack Cover) - Anita Kurkach


I curiously found "One Life" from Anita Kurkach and enjoyed it.



--- What I Would Tell Anita Kurkach (if she were to read this) ---

You are a beautiful lady with unique and charming style. Since learning of you first on LOOKBOOK, I am very appreciative and admirable of your style in fashion and in music. I would like to wish you the very best in all arenas of life important and intimate to you. I wish you also great success and fortune in all that you do.

And most of all, greetings to you from the United States! :)


Would I Want to Meet Anita Kurkach (if given the chance)?

Absolutely. Her personality and charm are incredible to not want to meet her.


For More Information...

Did you enjoy this post and Anita Kurkach? Here are more ways to get social with her:

Anita Kurkach's blog
Follow Anita Kurkach on Twitter!
Anita Kurkach on YouTube
Anita Kurkach on Instagram
Anita Kurkach on Google+
Anita Kurkach on Google Play


That just about does it. Now I've introduced and showcased Anita Kurkach to all of you.





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@karleusastar can be thought of as Serbia's Madonna. Jelena Karleuša is a recording artist I first learned of through LOOKBOOK. Kim Kardashian infamously stole style from Jelena Karleuša back in March 2015. Jelena is a music veteran, having performed for quite a long time. This blog post is sort of my look at this most fascinating personality.


A Special Hello...

I commonly get blog hits from Serbia, so I want to welcome by Serbian audience to "John's Blog Space!"





--- Jelena Karleuša ---

Jelena Karleuša. Get to know her...

Jelena Karleuša
^ from: www.glammonitor.com - Serbian singing superstar Jelena Karleuša.

Prior to learning of Jelena Karleuša, the only other person I know named Jelena is the beautiful Jelena Zivanovic of the fashion blog "Glam Fab Happy." The (born: August 17, 1978)-year old Serbian from Serbia's capital city of Belgrade is vastly known for her great music. She is also a quite daring fashion model. Her style and personality are fierce.


Jelena Karleuša: The Style Star.

Jelena Karleuša incorporates many bold and daring modeling cues. Outfits with deep necklines, skirts/dresses with high slits, and various other bold cues are featured in many of Jelena's modeling shoots. She is also never afraid or apologetic for a few bad girl-type poses and actions. She even "flipped the bird" in a photo or two I recall. She is a superstar, so she is a trendsetter rather than someone who gives into trends. Many of her outfits are ladylike and sexy. She does so without being trashy. So in a way, she can be a stylish "bad girl," kind of like the late Marilyn Monroe. In addition to her hot style, she's quite fit with a great-looking body. Among the highlights of Jelena's body are her lean legs and sculpted midsection. That's saying a lot even considering she's a mother in addition to being a vastly successful recording artist and model.

What about the whole deal back in March 2015 regarding Kim Kardashian "stealing" style from Jelena Karleuša? On Facebook and Instagram, people were constantly hounding on her in stealing style. Who stole from who depends on who you ask. Many people think Kim Kardashian stole Jelena Karleuša's looks. Others think Jelena stole from Kim. The usual mindset of most American types in something like this is that the American is an established star and that someone from another nation is usually the copycat or trying to "jock the swag" of some of our American celebrities. Almost as if to say, "who does this person (whom is from a nation I probably can't find on a map) think he/she is?" I'm sorry if this makes me less of a person or if it doesn't make me cool, but I don't really care about the Kardashians. I've seen only a few episodes of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." I do think Kim Kardashian is beautiful, but I just don't care all that much about the Kardashians like most other people. I am just not crazy over those who are famous just for being famous. There's just little to no appeal to make me care to be honest. Having said this, I sort of have been on the "Kim stole from Jelena" side of the fence. But in all honestly, I'm just tired and not really into almost anything Kardashian.


Jelena Karleuša: The Singing Star.

Many know Jelena Karleuša better for her music. I will feature a few of her songs so you can see what she brings to the table. So take a look at these videos and get to see and hear Jelena in action. All material here is provided for entertainment and educational purposes. Thank you to the ones who allowed these videos to be embedded. Click on the links below the videos to view on YouTube if you are unable to view embedded media.


^ "Jelena Karleuša - Slatka mala"


^ "JELENA Karleuša / NOVA RELIGIJA (PLAVA SEHEREZADA)"

Too bad my Serbian is extremely poor. So I am pretty sure I don't understand a single word spoken by Jelena Karleuša.


This gives you a basic look at Jelena Karleuša and her music. I learned to properly pronounce her name after watching a few YouTube videos. I just needed to see if I was pronouncing correctly so I could not be guilty of butchering a name.



--- What I Would Tell Jelena Karleuša (if she read this) ---

I have full respect for your work. This includes your most interesting modeling photos and your many songs. I only wish you continued success with all that you do and in all of your endeavors. You are quite amazing and unique.


Would I Want to Meet Jelena Karleuša (if given the chance)?

I think it would be great to meet Jelena if we somehow met. So absolutely I'd want to meet her.


For More Information...

Learn more about Jelena Karleuša by following these links:

Jelena Karleuša official
Jelena Karleuša on Facebook
Follow Jelena Karleuša on Twitter!
Jelena Karleuša on Instagram
Jelena Karleuša on YouTube


That's all for this post.





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Friday, June 19, 2015

3D printing offers so many unique opportunities. I once seen a set of videos regarding 3D printing, and the way it is presented makes us believe humans will be capable of producing items on their own without having to buy items from a store. A number of people have mostly made novelty items with 3D printers. However, can you imagine making things like tools, gadgets, even... (according to one YouTube comment I read) a human heart? The possibilities seem endless as to what a 3D printer could actually print. Do not expect this to be a professional post regarding 3D printing. Instead, think of this as a post simply mentioning 3D printing.





--- 3D Printing ---

Here are a few pictures to set up this post:

3D printer consumer
^ from: www.amazon.com - Here is a consumer-level home 3D printer. All you need is a 3D printer and some filament to create almost anything your heart desires.

3D printer large
^ from: imaterialize.com - This is a larger, more advanced 3D printer capable of producing larger models than most in-home 3D printers. Some companies and factories have larger 3D printers than in this picture.

The power of 3D printing will allow people to create things themselves as opposed to having to go to stores to buy things. It is possible people can use a 3D printer to create things or even create things to their own specifications. Certain items that can be purchased in stores or made with any sort of usual welding or such could be made with a 3D printer. People often imagine creating any number of items with a 3D printer. As the technology becomes more accessible to average consumers, the sky is the limit as to what one can create with a 3D printer.

According to the Wikipedia entry on 3D printing, the history of 3D printing dates back to 1984. Most of 3D printing then mostly pertained to prototyping certain items. Fast forward to 2015 to see 3D printing gaining more steam on the consumer level. You can actually purchase a 3D printer to build any number of items for (according to my research for this topic) as much as $2.2K US Dollars. 3D printed material created with consumer-level 3D printers could range from novelty toys to any number of useful tools. Larger 3D printers can make more advanced materials ranging from synthetic body parts to even things like cars and houses. More advanced 3D printers can be found at various warehouses and with specific firms.


The Inner Workings of 3D Printing.

How does 3D printing start? A lot of the early creation of 3D printed models begin either with various drawings or certain material made on computers. Some of the files are *.STL format files, and there are also a lot of CAD drawings for various 3D models. I read it is also possible for the well-respected *.OBJ 3D model format can be used in the creation of 3D printed models. Microsoft has its own proprietary format for 3D printing called 3MF. Learn more about 3MF here: Microsoft Unleashes the 3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF Consortium.

If you want an idea of various 3D Printing material that you can get online, here is a resource for you: 3D Printer.


Perspective on 3D Printing.

All (or almost all) the perspective you need on 3D printing can be seen in this video. You may take a look at it (or click on the link to view on YouTube), or you may advance to the next section for more discussion of 3D printing. I must warn you that about the second half of this video may feature an element of 3D printing that can be scary or discomforting should people want to make certain kinds of items featured in the second half of this video. You have been warned:


^ "3D Printing: Make anything you want"

I provided this video for you to get an idea of 3D printing. In the next section, all of my own commentary and thoughts on 3D printing will be shared.



--- 3D Printing and Consumer Usage ---

It is time to discuss a little more about 3D printing and all the nuances involved. You are welcome to take a look.


What Others are Saying About 3D Printing.

Here are some resources online to help you think about 3D printing further:

How 3D printing will radically change the world - CNBC
How 3D printing is building a new future - ZDNet

These two articles express a bit of what is possible with 3D printers and what all could be created with 3D printers.


A 3D Car?

In 2014, a remarkable breakthrough in 3D printing came about when Chandler, Arizona, USA's Local Motors made their first 100% 3D printed car called the Strati. Creating such a car provides the possibility that almost anyone can create their own car from scratch and be able to drive and use it effectively. Granted this was an electric vehicle that doesn't go very fast, it does exhibit the possibilities of creating cars without needing to go to some dealer. You also could print your own car based on a series of different drawings and such. Local Motors claimed that by creating individual parts of 3D printed cars, an actual car you can drive can be completed in about 44 hours. Here is a piece showcasing Local Motors' 3D car:


^ "World's First 3D Printed Car Constructed In Chicago"

YouTube comments on this creation range from "let's see crash test data" to something along the lines of "this car is ugly." Of course, a lot of the same sick people on YouTube enjoyed the possibility of 3D printing their own sex toys. Go figure. Anyhow, nobody said that the Strati was meant to be something that will devastate the automobile world. Just the fact that it is possible to create your own drivable car completely from 3D printers offers some hope for the future of making your own car rather than look for proper automobiles from proper automakers. Local Motors came up with another project called the Aeroblade concept as part of a design challenge for IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2014. The Aeroblade is a case study in making a much safer and more sturdy 3D printed car. In addition, elements of aerodynamics and appearance are also considerable elements in the design of 3D cars. To learn more about the Aeroblade, take a look at this link: Aeroblade | Local Motors.

Though the Local Motors Strati is the first completely 3D printed car, it wasn't the very first one. There was a car made a few years before the Strati called the URBEE that was made through 3D printing. The URBEE was developed back around 2013 in the Canadian province of Manitoba. This video I've provided offers a little perspective on the URBEE:


^ "3D Printed Car Creator Discusses Future of the Urbee"

IN CASE YOU'RE INTERESTED... Here is an article you can read about the URBEE: Stratasys 3D Printers Build Urbee, First Prototype Car to Have Entire Body Created with an Additive Process.

Despite the prospect of 3D printed cars, the biggest concern is on making them safe and useful. Should you wreck a 3D printed car, you'll either have to try to rebuild it yourself or order a new model. There isn't as much practicality to these 3D printed cars as of yet. As with any technology or technological advances, one can be sure 3D printing technology will further evolve. That even includes making 3D printed cars safer and more sturdy. Maybe perhaps even making them faster and more powerful. Automobile development eventually reached the level that it is at today. Who is to say that 3D printed cars may eventually reach the same level of build quality and performance as proper automobiles?

If you found this part of this section interesting regarding this 3D car, I am considering doing a separate blog post in regards to the Local Motors Strati. So be sure to Subscribe and Follow "John's Blog Space" to see a future post on this car should it materialize.


A Dark Reality of 3D Printing...

You can make almost anything when it comes to various consumer items. As a scary-but-true reality... that even includes weapons. Giving most people the power to create almost anything can even include making items intended or designed to hurt others or damage property. The most tech-savvy person could be able to design weapons or other items with 3D printers and use them against others



--- 3D Printing: Final Thoughts ---

It used to be that we could only print things in 2D and not be capable of producing lifelike items. MUCH different story in this day and age with 3D printers. It is surreal how one is able to create almost anything with a 3D printer. Even as children, many of us envisioned being able to create our own items. In an even more surreal sense, there is fear in being able to create almost anything- including weapons. Being able to spend at least a half-hour to any number of hours creating certain 3D models is enough to create any number of items. The fact it is possible useful material can be created through 3D printers offers up new possibilities to help make life better or anything of that nature. Pardon the cliché, but the possibilities are endless with 3D printing. And as the technology becomes more accessible to consumers, printing 3D material may end up taking less time to create models or perhaps even cost much less and be more efficient in making models. Only time will tell.


3D Printing Resources.

Here are various links to help you to better understand and follow 3D printing. I may add more links in future edits.

All3DP | All about 3D printing
3D Printer
Microsoft Unleashes the 3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF Consortium


Thank you for reading this blog post. Your participation in the next section is voluntary. Skip the next section entirely if uninterested in it.





--- 3D Printing Online ---

Participation in this section is completely voluntary. If you want to get into the realm of 3D printing, I have prepared these resources to you in offering thanks to you for reading my blog post on 3D printing. I would appreciate your business if you find any of these items to be helpful to you in getting to do 3D printing. So take a look around and help yourself. Be warned, though. Most of this stuff is not cheap. A lot of these 3D printers can cost about as much as most computers. Availability of these items are not entirely guaranteed...

3D Printers


Filament and Material for 3D Printers


Alternatively...
3D printers on Amazon
3D printers on eBay


More material may be added in the future to better suit those of you shopping. Speaking of which, happy shopping! :)





This is the end of the post, so if you wish to discuss this topic, here is a question I have for you:

What do you think about 3D printing? Are there any item(s) you would want to make using a 3D printer?

Anything is possible in 3D printing. One can only imagine how much further 3D printing can progress and in how much it can change our lives and express our creativity. I hope you enjoyed this post on "John's Blog Space." Subscribe and Follow through any means to keep up with my blog(s) and the posts I make. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Istanbul, Turkey is one of the world's most fascinating cities. As fascinating as Istanbul itself is Istanbul Park. This international motor racing facility is Turkey's premier motor racing facility. Its grand debut was in 2005. It has hosted many F1 Turkish Grands Prix (Türkiye Grand Prix'i) as well as various other races in other series. This blog post is a look at one of Hermann Tilke's many creations- Istanbul Park.

This was a previously incomplete blog post just sitting on my PC for about a year, but never completed it until now. One other thing... Istanbul is a Sister City of Houston and has been a Sister City of ours since 1988.


A Special Hello...

If you are Turkish or from Turkey, I want to send a special hello to you. I learned "Merhaba" is Turkish for hello, so "merhaba herkese!" I hope you enjoy my post.





--- Istanbul Park ---

Let's go further in talking about Istanbul Park.

Istanbul Park Circuit
^ from: en.espnf1.com - Istanbul Park is a modern F1 course that has a real rhythm to it that makes racing it exciting.

The Istanbul Park circuit in Turkey (or Türkiye) is a 3.332-mile (5.338 km) race course. Since Istanbul encompasses both Europe and Asia, Istanbul Part is on the Asian side of Istanbul. A total of 14 corners make up this technical course. This track is really one of my personal favorites. It reminds me a lot of Magny-Cours in France as far as being a nice rhythm-based race track. Unlike Magny-Cours, though, Istanbul Park has an excellent flow to it that makes racing it (at least to me) fun. You can enjoy some high-speed racing without having to feel like you're racing some monotonous racing course. I even think it has one of the most stylish-looking pit facilities of any current track on the Formula 1 calendar. Unfortunately, this track hasn't been raced on by Formula 1 since 2011. Sebastien Vettel (then) of Red Bull-Renault won the 2011 F1 Turkish Grand Prix. Istanbul Park has hosted racing from other categories, such as MotoGP, World Superbikes, DTM, FIA World Rallycross, and more.

The turns really seem to come suddenly and will surprise you if you aren't alert enough. You can go around the course pretty quickly as long as you are mindful of how abruptly most of the corners come. One can probably criticize that this course doesn't have too many interesting features to it around the track. However, there is no denying that this is a technical course that can be very fun to race. I think this course is pretty exciting if you ask me.


One Lap Video.

I selected this video to showcase the challenge Istanbul Park provides. Enjoy (click on the link below the video to view on YouTube):


^ "F1 2009 Turkey Istanbul Kimi Raikkonen Onboard [FOM] HD"

As always, thank you to the uploader who allowed this video to be embedded.


For More Information...

For more info about Istanbul Park, please visit its official website at intercitypark.com (WARNING: only available in Turkish).





That's it for this blog post. Haven't done one of these race track blog posts in a while, so I'm hopeful my motorsports fans can appreciate yet another post of mine in this category. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

The sole intention of @maryjorapini's Soul Intentions is to offer advice and insight to make life better. The advice provided is by psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini is presented in this app for Android and iOS. Those in Houston/Galveston may know of Mary Jo Rapini as she regularly offers insight and advice on FOX 26 Morning News and FOX 26 Morning News Extra. There was once a segment featuring her weekly called "Mind, Body, and Soul with Mary Jo." Others may know her as famously having a near-death experience that made national news back in 2010 or so. Either way, Mary Jo Rapini's advice is offered in this mobile app. The majority of her expertise mostly is with relationship issues, but she also provides her expertise with life issues.

Soul Intentions by Mary Jo Rapini
^ from: play.google.com (links to app (for Android)) - Soul Intentions by Mary Jo Rapini offers advice and insight on a variety of issues on the go.

Soul Intentions features posts from Mary Jo Rapini's website. If you fancy the advice given, you can rate the different topics offered to as many as five stars. You can check off certain posts as Favorites for you to look back on. Posts can be filtered ranging from date to rating. That way, you can follow some of the given advice on a level you are comfortable with. You can even share the advice she offers among your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Also included with the app is a brief bio on Mary Jo.

This is an app all about offering solid advice from someone as professional and as passionate as Mary Jo Rapini. Most respectful of all is the real "pay it forward" train of thought in expressing these views and offering this advice. As someone who respects Mary Jo Rapini and the advice she provides, I say that this is a must-have app for anyone seeking positivity and guidance. The only reason why you shouldn't get this app is if your mobile device is incompatible with it. Give the Soul Intentions app a try, and I think you'll be impressed with the insight and advice provided by Mary Jo Rapini.

In a little run I had preparing this post, the program did crash on my Android tablet, but I'm sure it probably was just a small glitch that I think would probably could be improved in the future. No program or app is ever 100% perfect technically, though. This is still a fairly rock solid app.


If you wish to procure more information about Mary Jo Rapini or to download the app, here are links to help you:
Mary Jo Rapini's website
Soul Intentions on Google Play
Soul Intentions on iTunes

Special hello to Mary Jo if she may be reading this post! :) Thanks for visiting! I hope you can appreciate this review I made..





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There is an app for positivity! @Goodspire is an app featuring a handful of positive stories and messages to help shine positivity in today's negative world. Created by Jarrell Liner, this app offers positivity for your life and for others. What you get with the Goodspire app is a handful of stories in certain categories- such as daily struggles, financial health, and more. It is safe to say that an app like this covers all the bases and almost always is capable of delivering a home run (or even a Grand Slam).

Goodspire
^ from: twitter.com (links to Twitter feed) - "Change the World. Today!" -Goodspire slogan

To be honest, I rarely use the app. However, I do get notices every morning saying my inspiration is ready. At least you know that you will have at least some sort of positive influence and inspiration every morning. Why so? Because good inspiration and motivation never takes a day off. What this app provides is quality material scattered across cyberspace and available to you on your mobile device. If you're feeling down or want some positivity, there is no reason to not feel convinced at what Goodspire offers. Just the simple fact you get positive advice and positive material is enough to even care about what Goodspire has to offer.

You can download the Goodspire app for Android and iOS. Here are links to link you to the Goodspire app. Be sure to follow these links to if your device(s) can handle Goodspire:
Goodspire on Google Play
Goodspire on iTunes

And for more information on Goodspire, please visit goodspire.com. And if Jarrell himself (or even other people behind the Goodspire app for that matter) is reading this blog post of mine, I'd like to welcome you to "John's Blog Space." Cheers to you for reading my post, mate! :)





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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Houston Rockets' loss to Golden State in the NBA's 2014-2015 Western Conference Finals teaches us a life lesson- you can't win every battle. Sometimes, you still lose no matter how well equipped and planned you are to win. Sometimes, you just simply lose to a better opponent- like what the Rockets faced. It is perfectly fine to train and equip yourself to take on any challenge life or the world has to offer. One thing you have to learn is that for as much as you train for success, victory is never guaranteed. An aspect of life is taking defeat. How do you take the defeat? Do you let failure take you over and define your persona for time to come, or do you learn from failure and try to make yourself stronger for the future?

The moment you act like you are impervious to defeat is when you already have lost a battle or a challenge. Nothing in life is ever guaranteed- even if victory seems like a foregone conclusion. Nobody thought (for example) James Buster Douglas would knock out "Iron" Mike Tyson. And don't even get me started on players guaranteeing wins. Most recently, you had Manny Pacquiao saying "Relax, I'm going to win" when he took on Floyd Mayweather Jr. Us boxing fans know who won that one.

Just because you fail at something doesn't mean you are a failure. It just means you have to learn to move on and make yourself better for the future. You either did not have the experience or was not equipped and trained enough to succeed. Or maybe... you just didn't have good luck or good fortune on your side. That also happens. These things can be enhanced and improved (except fortune and luck, of course). You can't let failure or consistent failure define you and run your life. Just be as strong as you can be and make the most of all of your opportunities. While you can prepare yourself to win at almost anything, just remember...

You can't win 'em all.





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Thursday, May 28, 2015

You may be happy right now, but are you PERSONALLY happy? Some people are happy and content right now; but deep inside, they want more or hope for bigger and better. We all do hope for bigger and better. We all want to look, feel, and live at our finest regardless of our health and financial status. Both are factors towards personal happiness, but actually being personally happy and achieving personal happiness are two different things. This blog post is about being personally happy.





--- Personal Happiness: Basic Musings ---

Here are some thoughts for you to ponder upon about being personally happy:

• Or do you think something in your life needs to change for long-term happiness?

• Are you happy where you are now, or do you think you can be in a much better position and in a much happier place?

• Do you feel like you have everything, or do you think you need something that you don't have right now?

• Even if you an insomniac, can you sleep happily each night or do you cry in your sleep fearful the next day won't give you newfound hope and promise?

These are among many different things to help you realize what it will take for you to be personally happy.


Pondering Too Much on Being Personally Happy.

I will admit something about myself- I tend to think too much about things. Part of life is about letting life run its course while we try to adapt to changes in real time. Being personally happy involves knowing what makes you smile and what you really need to remain happy. How one actually gets around to this level of security and satisfaction depends on many different factors. Financial status is one factor on being personally happy. However, being personally happy can also involve relationships. Maybe you don't feel personally happy because there isn't someone in your life who loves you or who you would love to be with.


Effects of NOT Being Personally Happy.

If you don't feel personally happy, all sorts of things happen to you. You doubt yourself. You maybe have certain health problems. You feel like every day is closer to death rather than have a chance to live. You lose hope and focus. So in other words- if you aren't personally happy, you are heading into a trap or traps you may never be able to get out of.


When thinking about what would make you personally happy takes over your train of thought, this is where you may need to chat with an understanding individual to help you feel better.



--- Personal Happiness: Individual Issues ---

What would make you personally happy? Let's go through a few individual issues. These topics are not listed in any particular order.


Personal Happiness: Basic Living.

I came across one blogger's "About Me" page, and he noted blogging as an escape for his anxiety. Some people choose to do certain hobbies and activities they love to try to make a living with. Bloggers, vloggers, musicians, and countless other people do things to try to make a living or make revenue on the side. A lot of people feel times could be better especially if current situations aren't as prosperous. Those personally unhappy with themselves wish they can do better or be in better circumstances.


Personal Happiness: Dealing With Peers.

Can you imagine constantly feeling like no matter what you do, you never feel personally happy when in the company of others? Imagine a single male unable to win the heart of females around him. Think of someone trying to be friendly and can't make any friends.


Personal Happiness: Financial Status.

Do you feel you financially happy? Do you think you are making enough money to support you and others? Or do you feel you want to do something to better profit from your work? For some who feel they want to profit from what they do, some say they make enough. Some others... not so much. Your personal financial happiness all depends on you and how much you value your work.

Even as a blogger, I feel I may want to profit more from my work. The one thing I fear is being so involved with any financial matters to where I tend to care more about making money than providing quality material for the Internet. That is why I don't instantly fall for any offers sent to me online. The ones who tend to be most loyal in terms of contacting me are various SEO and money-making folks. They'll basically just pick one of my blogs at random and decide to send me an E-Mail wanting me to take part in some sort of shady deal to boost my appeal online.

I do want to profit financially from my work. However, I want to do so without getting into anything shady or taking part in some kind of scam.


Personal Happiness: Love and Relationships.

Are you better single or taken? Being personally happy can also entail relationships. Some people aren't as happy with themselves because they don't have someone in their lives who they can love and care for. Or maybe one person loves someone or has abounding interest in someone, but never dated or shared any loving moments with that person. One's personal happiness in regards to relationships can take a toll on some individuals who would feel the need to have companionship with another individual.

What if being personally happy involves breaking things off with your mate? What if you are having a rocky relationship and want to move towards divorce (if married)?

Relationships also involve families. Would you be better off being away from your parents or your relatives if you living with them or near them? It is something else to consider in regards to being personally happy.

It may also be possible that you want to start a family. Would you feel happier having children or even adopting a children? Please remember that being a parent is a huge responsibility. The life of a child is not any kind of quick fix- it is a lifetime responsibility of love and care for someone. So if being personally happy to you involves being a parent, be ready to take on loads more responsibilities in being a proud parent.


Personal Happiness: Location.

Location doesn't exactly mean being in a certain city, but it can also mean living in a certain part of town. Would you feel happier living in a different part of town to be closer to jobs or certain people? Or would you want to live in a certain part of town so you can prove your establishment? Or really... is it possible you can feel better and live happier in another city or even another country? Some people may actually feel happier not being in a certain city or a certain country. For example, an American fashion design student would feel happier living in Paris to further his/her studies in fashion design.


Personal Happiness: Education and Skills.

Some people would feel personally happier if they had better skills. That is why some who have had school and college experience often times try to go back to school to enhance their skills to land better, higher-paying jobs. Those who have taken the SAT and ACT tests maybe re-take them to try to get better scores. These are skills meant to enhance lives as well as our intelligence. Those who maybe don't have as much intelligence and as many skills don't feel happy with themselves.


Personal Happiness: Material Goods.

A new automobile. A certain video game or computer game. A certain electronic device. A new computer. Some handbag from a world-renowned designer. Sometimes, our own personal happiness can be fueled by wanting some sort of material item or items. It isn't good practice to base personal happiness on wanting something that could be purchased with money, but some people feel happiest when having something materialistic.


Personal Happiness: Experiences.

Imagine someone who always wanted to visit New York City but never got to. Think of someone who has never been to a basketball game and would be very happy to finally go watch a game in person. Some peoples' happiness can involve certain experiences that would really make one happy and joyous.


Personal Happiness: Health and Well-Being.

Ah, here is a classic case of happiness- someone would feel happier if he/she could lose weight. Someone with a certain illness or disability wish they could be personally happy by not having such ailments. Living healthier is surely something to be personally happy about.

Sometimes, being personally happy in regards to health and well-being can involve more serious and potentially risky medical procedures. One example would involve wanting cosmetic surgery to change one's looks to something to be happy about. Maybe someone wants a fuller chest or some implants to look a certain way. Maybe being personally happy involves having certain tattoos or piercings. Not to sound masochistic, but sometimes being personally happy involves taking pain.


Personal Happiness: LGBT Matters.

Initially, I decided to post a certain topic in the "Health and Well-Being" portion you just read. However, since LGBT issues are so varied, I posted LBGT issues in its own section. Personal happiness here can range from being involved in LGBT love affairs to even wanting to become any denomination of transgender. If you want an example of personal happiness, think of the likes of YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous or (more recently) Bruce Jenner transitioning to a woman. There are also a handful of people who find comfort in crossdressing and feel like a different, perhaps happier person when crossdressing. Especially those who felt born in the wrong body would feel happier having all the work done to properly transition to another gender.

Most LGBT issues are NOT quick fixes in being personally happy. Making such choices can be damaging to various love and relationship items. So be cautious taking on some issues regarding LGBT matters.


As you can see, so many things will make so many people happy. More thoughts to come. Go to the next section.



--- Personal Happiness: Final Thoughts ---

Personal happiness depends on what exactly you think makes you happy. Peoples' happiness is all about what exactly a person needs to try to feel happy and secure. One of the more complicated matters is how some people don't really know what would make some people happy. There are people who don't really know what would make them personally happy. Imagine feeling so not satisfied because you don't really know what would make you personally happy; or you have idea(s) of what would make you happy, but not anything specific that would make you personally happy. Some people tend to think personal happiness only as short-term concepts rather than consider long-term concepts. Peoples' needs and wants are different. People even do things to try to boost their own level of happiness, sometimes even questionable or possibly risky behaviors. Whatever it takes, everyone deserves to be happy and feel happy with certain decisions and features to try to become personally happy.

Think about realistic things when trying to determine what would make you personally happy. Don't just think so much about what will make you smile right away. Instead, think long term. Do you want to feel happy right now but end up being disappointed later? Well, neither does anyone else who wants to feel happy and secure for a long time. So strongly consider what would make you happy and work towards making things happen to become as happy and as secure as you want to be. It is okay to not feel personally happy right away. Not everyone is at their happiest in short order. But if you're talking long-term, seriously think about what it will take for you to become happier.





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What would make YOU personally happy?

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A May-December relationship a young partner is in love with someone much older than he/she. For this blog post, I will define a May-December relationship as any relationship with a double-digit age difference between the two partners. So for example, a 23-year old female mated to a 46-year old male is an example of a May-December relationship. A lot of people favor people date within their own age range rather than someone much older or much younger than the person in question. Some would say being with an older partner offers security in regards to knowledge, financial status, and things like that. Here is a rather casual and brief post regarding May-December relationships.

WARNING: The following topic and its content may not be suitable or comfortable for all audiences.





--- May-December Relationships ---

Before continuing, here is a picture just to identify this post and set the mood:

May-December relationship
^ from: family.wikinut.com - Romantic relationships where there is a significant age difference between two partners defines a May-December relationship.

Now that I made brief introducing to May-December relationships, it is time I introduce a few individual talking points on this topic.


The Cougar Influence.

Of a lot of May-December relationships, one of the most popular usually involves cougars. No- not my beloved University of Houston Cougars- I am talking about single, sexy, mature mothers 35 or older actively pursuing much younger men. One opposed to cougars would say that such women should focus more on meeting men their age rather than mess around with men much younger than they. Another part of the cougar influence is in the comedy sitcom "Cougar Town," which I've sadly seen only the first episode of and not really watching any other since I kind of liked that show.

The biggest influence in regards to cougars in the whole May-December vein is that cougars are very romantically involved in trying to mate with much younger men. Younger men somehow have something that pleases cougars so much that men their age or older can't match or better.


Do May-December Relationships Work?

Whomever makes you happy, regardless of age difference, is all that matters. That even includes if there is a significant age difference between a loving couple. I am NO relationship expert. So don't ask if it is right to date, love, or marry someone much older/younger than you. Whether or not a May-December relationship works depends on if you can make love work between you and your much older/younger partner.

What about cases of infidelity in May-December love? It is possible some older (or even younger) persons simply are with that person to try to get with someone within another person's family or relatives. Other scenarios are also possible. So such relationships may be loaded like you won't believe.

The one thing to take away is that whether being with someone much younger or older is not any right or wrong answer, or even anything moral or immoral. All that matters is love, compassion, and comfort. It is best to find someone who makes you happy and complete- even if the individual is well past your junior or your senior. After all... isn't love in the end about loving a total stranger who makes you happy and complete? Isn't it about (no pun intended) growing old with someone you love with all of your heart? I am not recommending or condoning one to love someone much younger or much older; all I am saying is to just find a lover who makes you happy and completes you.


Best wishes to all people in all loving relationships, including May-December couples.





That's it for this blog post. Share your thoughts if you wish. Here are some questions you're free to answer if this topic interests you...

What are your thoughts concerning May-December relationships? Are you perhaps in one yourself? What would you suggest to someone who may consider being with someone much younger or much older?

Believe it or not, this was a topic I wanted to discuss a long time ago, but never got around to completing it until now. I sometimes have many topic ideas but never make complete posts about. So this is another one of those topics from the idea factory known as my brain. This is one of many different topics I try to take on in my blogs. You just read a post in my main blog concerning almost any conceivable topic. Make sure you're subscribed if you want to see more content from me in this blog. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

"Elliot Quest" from @ansimuz is an indie adventure RPG greatly inspired by "The Legend of Zelda: The Adventures of Link." It is a 2D side-scrolling game set in a vast island. It is okay to get lost in the action this game provides. Actually, you'll be lost a lot trying to find yourself in this game.

This review of "Elliot Quest" is based on my playing of this game on the OUYA. This game is also available for PC, Mac, Linux, Amazon Fire TV, and the Nintendo Wii U.





--- Elliot Quest ---

Elliot Quest
^ from: www.msxvillage.fr - Prepare for an engaging and unique gaming experience in the indie adventure RPG "Elliot Quest."

Elliot Quest from Ansimuz Games tells the story of a fellow named Elliot, who is trying to save his wife Cara. Elliot, though, is cursed. The curse on Elliot will turn Elliot into a demon if he can't reverse the curse. It is up to Elliot to search Urele Island to find a cure for his curse. The game supposedly has three endings depending on the decisions you make in this game.

This game was coded using ImpactJS (a paid interface) and packaged using Ludei.


Basics of "Elliot Quest."

Elliot wields a mean bow and arrow. You will be using these to try to take down the various enemies and bosses in your quest. Traverse the land to find all kinds of places ranging from towns to caves to the various dungeons and temples. Some places have maps for you to find to help you find your way around some places. Try to find these maps and make your way safely around each level. Be ready to do lots of backtracking in "Elliot Quest." This island was meant to be explored, and you will be doing a LOT of exploring. The exploration aspects aren't repetitive or frustrating, though. The game will surprise you sometimes in what you try to do.

Defeating enemies along the way will help you earn experience. When you level up, you can assign points to one perk. These perks will help Elliot become totally lethal in his quest. The different attributes can up upgraded up to five levels. Each upgrade adds a different ability or enhances certain aspects of Elliot. Keep battling monsters and earning experience to make Elliot borderline unstoppable.

Just about everything else is up to you. Explore Urele Island and have a fantastic quest.


My review is next. Get ready.



--- Elliot Quest: My Review ---

Elliot Quest has received rave reviews from a variety of reviewers, and for good reason. This game delivers a deep and engaging experience. This is the kind of game that is a positive waste of minutes and hours. It is the kind of game where you want to play just a little more just when you want to play something else or want to do something else. Even a vastly retro pixelated game like this one looks just as beautiful as any modern game. This game plays beautifully and offers intense action. If 2D graphics and its retro pixelated look offend you, you really are missing and neglecting just how amazing the game play is. Any fan of action RPGs will find something to love about this game. Trust me.

In my own opinion, the biggest fault to this game is that this game lacks any real sort of tutorial or anything to help you better understand certain elements of the game. You almost sort of pick up items and such with no idea on what they do until you find out too late how to use them. Not knowing what certain items do after you pick them up leads to some frustration. For example, when you pick up a major item, you don't get any indication of what the item is or how it works. You just hold it up with the fanfare playing in the background. A lot of people may not see this as a fault, but it is just something I see as a fault as it relates to most modern gamers.

Only other would-be fault is that a few times on my OUYA, the game would crash and send me back to some of the OUYA menus. Other than that, this game is worth the price and worth the positive reviews it has garnered.


For More Information...

To learn more about Elliot Quest, please visit elliotquest.com.





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