Hey everyone, welcome back to my hobbies and leisure blog. You know that I am all about passion. I write about the books, the movies, the games and everything really that I am passionate about. This could be because they hold some sort of meaning to me, they are something I regard as amazing or they are groundbreaking and squash industry standards. But sometimes you need to look at the money, which is what brought me to making this list of the best selling video games of all time. Read more
Getting Started With Inline Skating
Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Welcome back to my hobbies and leisure blog. Summer is the best time for outdoor activities, like one of my favourites: Inline Skating. It is not only fun, but it also helps to keep you fit and trains your condition. And on top of that, Inline Skating is very easy to learn.
Of course, it requires lots of practice until a skater can master impressive jumps and spectacular stunts. But the basic technique to glide leisurely over roads can be learned in a short amount of time. Read more
How to start Calligraphy.
One of my key themes throughout all the different hobbies I participate in is history. By history I don’t mean learning about the history of the hobby, or even learning the history of the world. I mean hobbies which have a shared history and have been around for many, many years. One of the main reasons for this is that I love participating in a hobby that thousands upon thousands of my ancestors have. Although I have to admit I do love exploring the history of the hobbies themselves. Read more
Yoga well being
Yoga not only tones your body and burns calories, it is also a workout for your mind. It uses poses to stretch and strengthen pretty much every muscle in the human body, whilst using meditation and breathing techniques for relaxation. Workout fads come and go, but yoga has been around for over 5000 years and has over 100 forms, some high intensity, others less so. Read more
Mobile Card Collections
What’s up guys, welcome back to my hobby blog. I used to love playing with yu-gi-oh cards as a kid, i’m sure some of you did as well. I used to have a toon deck, if I managed to pull my Toon World card I would be able to use multiple blue eyes white dragons and would wipe out anyone on the block. I was looking at buying some more and I found this great website that has lots of online classified ads but there were so many new cards I didn’t know what to do. I have tried playing the same vein of games on my phone and love it. Star Wars Force Collection, Madden Mobile and even an Adventure Time version were taking up a lot of my time so I thought I should talk about them. I will give a quick rundown on what these games are and how they work then I will dive deeper into my favourite ones. Read more
Welcome back folks. Today I wanted to talk about the wild wonderful (and sometimes weird) world of hobbies, whether it be collecting masses of inanimate objects, unusual displays of outrageous behavior, creating amazing sculptures only visible through a magnifying glass, the deep desire to be on TV, leaping from cliff faces in a bird suit or enjoying the thrill of buying and selling used products online and amassing a small fortune. For now I just want to touch on a couple, as I remember these two individuals fondly. Read more
Since films became a commercially successful form of entertainment, Hollywood has dominated the worlds market for filmic entertainment. It exports US culture around the world giving people a keen insight into American films. The industry keeps on growing bigger and bigger especially with the advent of the internet and the ability to stream movies worldwide. HD quality movies are now available on Blue Ray disks or can be downloaded or streamed from the internet so you can now enjoy top-quality resolution in the comfort of your own home. For those that are more economically minded, non-HD DVD’s are now really cheap – you can pick up DVDs for sale cheaply on many websites. . Read more
The rise of the TV series has been one of the most gratifying things to see. No longer is TV seen as the poor cousin of the film industry when it comes to drama and comedy. With amazing sales of box-sets and the popularity of catch-up streaming services, TV shows are attracting the best talent available and the quality has risen as a result. Shows from channels like HBO and from the online only service Netflix have pushed the quality bar and shown what is achievable when you have a much longer narrative arc to play with and time to develop the characters to their full potential. By contrast movies can seem a little bit rushed now as they develop plot points and characters to fit in a 2 hour timeline. The other thing is that movies need to be seen ideally in one sitting, whereas TV series can be enjoyed piecemeal, fitting in the shorter episodes around your busy schedule. Here are two of my favourite TV shows: Read more
Hello again folks! It occurred to me recently that we are truly lucky enough to be Read more
Hi folks. A bit of a random post today. I just wanted to share my absolute love of Youtube with you all. It is quite honestly, in my opinion, the ultimate form of entertainment. You can search for whatever interests you in the form of audio and visual whenever the fancy takes you. And even if you only have 2 mins free there is always something that will fit the time that you have available. Whether it be a music video, a clip from a movie, a homemade video of somebody sticking an ice cream in their girlfriend's face or a guy doing burpees with a polar bear (I kid you not! I watched it yesterday!) there is something to appeal to all tastes. A few of my favourites at the moment include Ozzy Man Reviews, Batdad and anything to do with cats and dogs fighting! Ha! Truly amazing! You can use it on your phone for crying out loud! And I remember the era of VHS! Want a leap in technology. Just imagine where we could be in another 20 years time. The mind boggles. But I digress. Back to Youtube. It’s no surprise that it is the world's second largest search engine after Google, such is its popularity. And the fact that you can upload your own videos to just adds to the attraction of the service! You too can be an entertainer! Ha! I might have a go myself. Anyway folks, enough of my gibberish. Be sure to let me know what your favourite Youtube channel is! Until next time! Speak soon! Read more
Hello everyone. So today I thought I would talk a little about acting and what I think makes a great actor. I used to do a lot of armature acting and directing when I was younger and still now from time to time dip back into the world of film and theatre. I think in order to become a truly great actor you have to be able to lose yourself. You have to rid yourself of inhabitation and reach the depths of what it is to be human. You have to be able to access every emotion from utter despair and loneliness, to sheer happiness and joy, curiosity, vulnerability, and so much more. You have to be able to draw on specific life experiences, observations and perceptions to create a believable character and back story. To have the power to make people see beyond your face and your name is a marvellous and miraculous undertaking. This is in fact extremely hard to achieve as many actors fail to escape a previous characters persona. Read more
Hi there, thought I would share a brilliant docu film with you that I have recently watched. The film is called Cartel Land and it focuses on two separate vigilante groups attempting to rid Mexico and the Mexican US border of its drug cartels, who are wreaking havoc and tragedy on the lived of the locals living in Mexico and just across the border. Read more
Hey guys, it’s Michael once more, seems like last time I showed my feminine side and told you guys about my favourite movie “Her”. Well this time we’re going back to testosterone (well kinda) fuelled antics and a game you generally play with the boys (and sometimes girls, I’m not a misogynist, honest!). Read more
My favorite movie to date is Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’. I was instantly mesmerized by the theme, the acting and the sentiment. Although ‘Her’ is far from a love story, it contains all the ingredients for the perfect, yet hopeless, romantic narrative. ‘Her’ is an insanely ambitious piece by Jonze that explores humanism in its purist form. Perhaps what I love most about the movie, aside from Joaquin Phoenix pulling out his best (in my humble opinion) performance to date, is the movie’s homage to the great, and late, Alan Watts. Read more
Hello again guys. Hope you like my entertainment blog just as much as I am enjoying writing it! The topic is so broad, which means that blog entries can be really varied and informative. Read more
Hello and welcome back. Hope you liked the little selection of entertaining gadgetry last time, I had fun searching online for stuff. Quite devastated I’ll never likely be able to afford a bendable TV though. Read more
Ok so to kick off the entertainment blog I am going to talk about some cool stuff that has been released in 2015! It’s all pretty entertaining as far as I can see and let me know if any of you guys have used any of it. Read more
Good afternoon! Hope the world is being kind to you all and that today will be a good day! My name is Michael and I am introducing my new blog on stuff that entertains us. From movies to gadgetry. I won’t be going too technical with stuff so don’t get scared to read on!