Mihaela's "Happy Energy" Room - Room for Color Contest


International Inspiration for my palette: I've read somewhere that yellow is recommended for the entryway, in order to attract the positive energy inside. Colors used in my room I used a bunch of yellows (from light - to sunny - to orange) complemented by light green and turquoise. Tips for using color successfully I love color and I'm never...


You: Print engineer slows down international nomad


By MAMI MARUKO Staff writer Nara native Atsushi Takagi and Mihaela Serbulea from Bucharest met in 2003 when Mihaela gave a lecture on SARS for an international exchange organization in which Atsushi is a member. They hit it off at a social gathering after the lecture, when they found out they have a mutual interest in mountain climbing.


Print engineer slows down international nomad


Nara native Atsushi Takagi and Mihaela Serbulea from Bucharest met in 2003 when Mihaela gave a lecture on SARS for an international exchange organization in which Atsushi is a member. They hit it off at a social gathering after the lecture, when they found out they have a mutual interest in mountain climbing.


Netrebko and co turn opera into film of note


L'ELISIR D'AMORE DIRECTOR: Bartlett Sher CONDUCTOR: Maurizio Benini CAST: Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ambrogio Maestri SETS: Michael Yeardan COSTUMES: Catherine Zuber RUNNING TIME: 174 minutes RATING: **** It's been a tradition of late that the poster perfect Russian soprano Anna Netrebko should feature in the Metropolitan...


Rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabaeva shows her warm-up routine


These videos show the basic warm up routines amazing gymnast Alina Kabaeva does. Unfortunately no English subtitles but you do not really need to understand what she says: it is about trying to replicate the workout yourself. It is pretty impossible for me to imagine I'd ever be able to do even 1% of the stuff, but hey, it is inspiring to...


Suspect's family feared him


The family's troubles were laid out in family court documents dating back to August 2011. Sheriff's Deputy Tamara Mickelson and Detective Tom McCue continue their investigation Wednesday at the Rancho Cordova duplex where Alina Bukhantsov and two of her children, Emmanuela, 3, and Avenir, 2, were killed Tuesday.


'Enron' Author Mixes Sex With Drugs, Alagna Takes Love Potion - Bloomberg


'Enron' Author Mixes Sex With Drugs, Alagna Takes Love Potion By Warwick Thompson - 2012-11-16T00:00:01Z Sex with drugs: it's an audience magnet as old as the hills. Donizetti knew it. "Enron" author Lucy Prebble works it like a charm too. "The Effect," Prebble's new play at London 's Cottesloe Theatre, is set in a clinical center for drugs trials.


Met opera opens season with sweet "Elixir"


That most endearing of all comedies, Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore," opened the Metropolitan Opera season on Monday night in a modest new production made memorable by an outstanding cast. Soprano Anna Netrebko, headlining her second consecutive opening night here, starred as Adina, the willful but kind-hearted farm owner who toys with the...


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Wow. This book. was. wonderful. Epic, really. I found a used (and signed!) copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, while I was trading in a bunch of dusty tomes at Half Price Books. In the back of my mind, I remembered that there was a lot of buzz when it was released in June, and that movie rights had already...


The Naming of Students


In my English classes, I have my students choose their own English names. This isn't necessarily necessary for speaking English; in America, you are really allowed to be named anything, as long as you are okay with people butchering the pronunciation of it.* Making my students choose English names is therefore more for my benefit than for theirs -...