Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Strange Place Movie

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Solid-Gold Kate Moss Statue Established at the British Museum!

The beauty queen model of Capricorn named Kate Moss is an English model who has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for her waifish figure, uncommon modeling height for fashion models, and many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle...

She's a very popular model for her fans as gay icon too, because I've noticed some of my friends who love Kate Moss as theirs idol Moss--like fashion styles. You know?

Solid-Gold Kate Moss' Face Statue
A $2.8m (£1.5m) solid gold sculpture has been made of supermodel Kate Moss as part of a British Museum exhibition. Entitled Siren, the 50kg statue was made by Marc Quinn, who described Moss as "the ideal beauty of the moment". The statue is said to be the largest gold statue to be created since the era of Ancient Egypt. Other notable solid gold statue of celebrity was that of Gorgias in 4 c. B.C.

Look at this insanity gold statue of Moss alike Egypt-style!
A 50kg solid gold statue of model Kate Moss has been unveiled at the British Museum, in London.

The £1.5m sculpture, entitled Siren, is by artist Marc Quinn and is one of several contemporary sculptures in the exhibition Statuephilia.

Each work has been sited in a different gallery within the museum, placed with items from its permanent collection.

Quinn's sculpture is said to be the largest gold statue created since the time of Ancient Egypt.

'Ideal beauty'

Described by the museum as an "Aphrodite of our times", it sits in the Museum's Nereid Gallery, alongside its statues of famous Greek beauties.

Quinn, whose most famous work was Alison Lapper Pregnant, has said of using Moss as a subject: "I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who's the ideal beauty of the moment.

"But even Kate Moss doesn't live up to the image."

Other artists in the exhibition include Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley.

Hirst has addressed his fascination with death by filling the historic wall cases of the Enlightenment Gallery with 200 specially created skulls.

Nine-metre wingspan

Gormley's Case for an Angel I will fills the entire front hall of the museum.

The work - a precursor to his celebrated public sculpture, Angel of the North - is raised high on a plinth. It boasts a nine-metre wingspan.

Ron Mueck's Mask II, a self-portrait of the artist sleeping, is in the heart of the Living and Dying: Wellcome Trust Gallery with the museum's monumental Maoi.

British Museum modern collections co-ordinator Philip Attwood said: "Perhaps because the British Museum is often celebrated as a museum of antiquities, it is not always realised that its collections also include a broad range of contemporary works from around the world."

Statuephilia: Contemporary Sculptors at the British Museum is open to the public from Saturday until 25 January.

Art appeal

Meanwhile, The National Portrait Gallery has launched a public appeal to raise £200,000 for Marc Quinn's self-portrait head cast made from frozen blood.

The gallery wants to buy the fourth head in a series, made in 2006, which is being sold by London's White Cube gallery for £350,000.

The Art Fund has offered a £100,000 grant and the National Portrait Gallery has found £50,000 from its own resources, leaving it to raise the remainder by December 31.

Quinn has made a new cast, using eight or nine pints of his own blood, every five years to document his ageing since 1991.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Apple Helps You More Healthier!

Apple feels so lovely with me...but it says eat me! Uh?!

I've realizing that I need to eat some apples myself... I remember when I was a little boy that I did eat an apple that my mom told me! I never understand why I hate the apple while I taste it so sourly and funny around in my mouth. It's hard to explain what my tongue feels like...

Apple of Love
Photo by d0ufu

Autumn is defined by fresh apples, heavy with juice and still bearing a misty bloom, picked from the branch, filling your mouth with the flavor of the season. Local orchardists are unanimous that this year's crop is not to be missed. One says the fruit is "bursting with juice." Reading more...

Apples: The Live Longer Fruit

Photo by BiteTheBullet

The beginning of autumn means that we're entering apple season, which will be a time of cider, desserts, and the crisp, wholesome goodness of the fruit freshly picked from your local orchard. Apples have been a staple of healthy eating for many years, and the often-repeated line of an apple a day keeping the doctor away is far from a myth. Apples really do have a wonderful variety of nutritional benefits, and are a tasty addition to any diet of good health and longevity.

Of all of the fruits we eat, apples are the best source of pectin, a natural fiber that has several health benefits. Apples also contain phytochemicals, quercetin, tannins, and antioxidants, all of which have different healthy properties. Below is a list of the top five benefits of making apples a standard part of your daily diet.

1. Apples improve the bowels. Pectin is a source of dietary fiber and a very handy nutrient to have in one's diet. While it is also found in citrus fruits, plums, and other fruits, apples have the highest concentration of them all. Pectin works to increase the stool's volume and resistance of fluids and is therefore helpful in treating constipation, diarrhea, and generally improving the health of the bowels. Studies have also found that apple pectin reduces the incidence of colon tumors, and that has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

2. Apples lower cholesterol. A study on nutrition and heart disease found that eating three apples a day for three months can help you to drop your cholesterol by at least 20 points. How does this happen? Apple pectin, that miraculous source of dietary fiber, helps to draw bad LDL cholesterol out of the system. Not only that, but the antioxidant quercetin that is found in apples inhibits the LDL cholesterol from even accumulating in the body's bloodstream. When it comes to lowering one's cholesterol, apples provide a cocktail of nutritional benefits that are hard to pass up.

3. Apples reduce the risk of cancer. Apples do not stop at merely preventing colon cancer. The high amounts of quercetin, other flavonoids, and phytochemicals found in this fruit deliver potent antioxidant activity to all who eat an apple, and with that inhibit the actions of free radicals. In addition, the phytochemicals may act against carcinogens, which will likewise help to prevent cancer. This means that apple eating prevents cancer of the prostate and lung, as well as other parts of the body.

4. Apples slow the aging process. There may have been many generations of explorers that sought the fountain of youth, but all they had to do was fight the daily stresses of life with a tasty apple! The phytochemicals that come from the bright colors you find in the skins of your favorite apple variety, along with aiding the apple's ability to lower cholesterol and fight cancer, also inhibits the onset of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other conditions that lead to potentially debilitating situations in old age.

5. Apples help to prevent hair loss. If keeping a full head of hair will help you to age more gracefully, then chow down on some apples. Chinese medicine considers hair loss to be a sign of a depleted kidney essence, and apples are on the list of fruits and vegetables that will help you to restore this essence and nourish the blood that flows to your hair follicles.

I hope you eat your apples, and that you really do keep the doctors away. As always, I encourage you to share your own favorite longevity foods and other tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Where is the link?

-Dr. Mao

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My Mom's Birthday Today and What an Orange Day!?!

Is it orange day? Eh?

Striped Orange
"The lonely orange is already striped and the lamp lighting is shining on an orange. How lonely orange is! Look at you orange, Orange!" -Braz

Cat with Stars Pumpkin
I actually couldn't believe that last night I was fallen asleep on the cough like my body and head are very straight up to sleepy! I awoken up and I puzzled like what the hell with me like this! I found this amazing B1nd1 who did carved a pumpkin and dangle stars were so beautifully lights out of it. Awesome!

I want to show a picture to you. I drawing this above picture that what I am talking about like this straight up on the couch last night! I just awoken up without pain all over my necks, guess what...nothing pain! I came back to sleep tuck in bed in a room. What a freak! I realized that day is October day. (Chuckling)

Happy Birthday, Mom!
This is not by me and it's Songficcer who drawing Piglet and Pooh so cute!

My mom was leaving this very earlier morning, came to my room and say good-bye to me. I hugged her. I forgot to tell her Happy Birthday, but I realize I was so tired. Well...I am sure she'd understand.

Halloween Light Pumpkins!
Taken today at the Boston Common, during the Great Pumpkin Festival. The event was sponsored by Camp Sunshine, and hoped to beat Keene New Hampshire's world record of nearly 29,000 lit jack-o-lanterns in one place. I still need to pick up a table-top tripod, so most of the shots came out too blurry to post here.


Have a pumpkin day!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Welcome to October First Day!

A little girl visited a pumpkin patch overrun with her parents for their planning to get an October party for everyone is welcoming to October 1st day!