zondag 19 april 2009

Do the letters SB ring a bell?

Susan Boyle, a 47-year old woman from Scotland, shook the foundations of the program Britain’s Got Talent. As she appeared on stage the judges and the audience had their scathing judgment, which was simply based on her appearance, ready. When she opened her mouth and sang I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserable everyone went wild. Susan’s clip has had 50 million views on YouTube. She has appeared on the CNN’s Larry King, The Early Show (CBS), and has been invited to Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. She has proved that your talent does not have to be related to your appearance.
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Susan Boyle can start a training on how to become an immediate star. She has shown that one should not be judged by the outside, but by the talent. As Lisa Schwarzbauw said: “She (Susan) ordered the measure of beauty”. Susan showed not only Britain, but the whole world that she has got talent. Being young, slim, sexy and glamorous are items that are not on her list. Her beauty is within her voice. Though she already has been invited here and there I do hope that she will not change and still be the person she is right now. A humble, loving and caring woman.
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Story from BBC NEWS:

A trip to Antarctic

A trip to Antarctic

Many tourists make a trip to Antarctic to behold the marvellous and astonishing beauty of this part of planet earth. Over the years the visits have risen from 6,700 in 1992-1993 to over 45,000 last season. Due to several cruise ship accidents which carried a risk of major contamination officials fear the preservation of Antarctic. In order to reduce the amount of tourists US has proposed to limit the size of cruise ships, and the number of tourists taken ashore. These limits have to be officially approved by each of the 28 nations who signed the Antarctic Treaty to become legally binding.
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The US proposals are a way of trying to narrow down the number of tourists, but the tourists should be confronted with their conscience.
The saying “See Rome before you die” obviously has changed into “See Antarctic before you die”. What is the urge of tourists to visit Antarctic? Through the years it has become clear that trips to Africa, Australia, and other far away destinies are not trendy anymore for Europeans. So why not make a trip to Antarctic. Have we not learned anything from the documentary Live Earth?
If we do care about the environment can we therefore sacrifice our trip to Antarctic? My answer to that question is yes!
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donderdag 16 april 2009


Hello there,

This is my first blog news. I look forward to do this because I can learn how to use this medium.
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