Hugh Laurie
2009-02-12 @ 19:02:06
I had write about him yesterday, but I was so much tired...

So, Hugh Laurie, who is he?

Full name: James Hugh Calum Laurie.

Birthdate: June 11, 1959

Birthplace: Oxford, Oxforshire, England

Eyes: Blue.

Married to: Jo - June 16, 1989

Children: Charlie, Bill, and Rebecca

British comedian Hugh Laurie could have easily taken another career track rather than that of well-known performer. As a secondary and college student, he was also a world-class oarsman. He wasn't the only one in the family to have a passion for the sport, however. The youngest of four children, Laurie went to Eton College, perhaps Britain's best-known preparatory school. During his time there, he became involved in rowing. He quickly became one of the nation's best, and in 1977, he became one half of the national junior champion coxed pair. In the world junior championships held in Finland that year, he and his teammate finished fourth in the world.The following year, Laurie entered Cambridge University, with the intention of studying archeology and anthropology.
He subsequently did outstanding work as a character actor in such films as Sense and Sensibility (1995)

and 101 Dalmations (1996).

In 1999, he took the lead in the adaptation of E.B. White's Stuart Little ,
playing the adopted father to a walking, talking, fully dressed mouse, a role he'd reprise in the film's 2002 sequel Stuart Little 2 .

After a two year absence from the big-screen, Laurie returned to the multiplexes in 2004 with a supporting role in Flight of the Phoenix , a remake of the 1965 James Stewart action-adventure film about a group of plane-crash survivors who attempt to build a new plane from the wreckage. That same year Laurie essayed the titular role as the cynical but trailblazing Dr. Greg House in the primetime Fox drama House.
Laurie is also a musician of note, invariably performing as a keyboardist with the rock band Poor White Trash and the Little Big Horns. He currently plays keyboards with Band From TV - a band featuring other television stars who perform to raise money for various charities. He added yet another profession to his lengthy list of accomplishments when, in 1996, he published his first novel, The Gun Seller

Hugh Laurie has won 2 Golden Globe Awards as Best Actor in a Drama Series, The 2007 Screen Actor's Guild Award, as well as a 2005 Emmy nomination and Screen Actors Guild nomination in 2006. He has also won the 2005 and 2006 Television Critics Award for Outstanding Actor and 2 Golden Satellite Awards for Best Actor in a television drama

House has been nominated for a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

House has been named one of the AFI's Television Shows of the Year, and has also won an Emmy Award for David Shore as the writer for Three Stories, as well as Writer's Guild Award for Lawrence Kaplow for Autopsy

House has also been honored with a 2006 Peabody Award and David Shore was awarded the Humanitas Prize for Three Stories
2009-02-10 @ 17:16:43
today, I write about Peru

Population: 28.2 million (UN, 2008)
Capital: Lima
Major languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Major religion: Christianity
Monetary unit: 1 nuevo sol = 100 centimos
Main exports: Fish and fish products, copper, zinc, gold, crude petroleum and by-products, lead, coffee, sugar, cotton

Peru is the fifth most populous country in Latin America (after Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina). Twenty-one cities have a population of 100,000 or more. Rural migration has increased the urban population from 35.4% of the total population in 1940 to an estimated 74.6% as of 2005.

video about Peru

Machu Picchu

Ubinas volcano

The landscape of the Amazon Region

La Compania Cusco

San Francisco Lima

tomorrow maybe about actor Hugh Laurie
United Arab Emirates
2009-02-09 @ 12:43:50
So, I have friend with UAE, and I think that's good idea that write about this country.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates that was formed in December 2, 1971.

Political system: A federation with specific areas of authority constitutionally assigned to the UAE Federal Government and other powers reserved for member emirates

Language:The official language is Arabic. English is widely understood and ranks alongside Arabic as the language of commerce

Religious: Islam. Practice of all religious beliefs is allowed

Population; 4.106 million (December, 2005)

Industries:Oil & Gas, Aluminum, Cement, Fertilizers, Commercial Ship Repair, Petrochemicals,Construction Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Tourism

Climate: From November to March daytime temperatures average a very pleasant 24° C (75° F). Night-time temperatures are slightly cooler, averaging 13° C (56° F) and less than 5° C (40° F) in the depths of the desert or high in the mountains. Summer temperatures are high, and can be as high as 48° C (118° F) inland, but it is lower by few degrees in coastal. Humidity in coastal areas averages between 50 and 60 per cent, touching over 90 per cent in summer and autumn. Inland it is far less humid.

The most popular city in UAE:
Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE, headquarters of the emirates oil operating companies and embassies are based here. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort


Dubai is a veritable shopper's paradise! Whether it is for gold, electronics, carpets, spices, textiles or more.
The city is one of the largest retail gold markets in the world, selling everything from ingots to intricately hand crafted jewellery, and bargaining is welcomed almost everywhere. The Gold Souk area in Deira has glittering street-front stores and hides dozens of alleys housing smaller shops. The newly built Gold and Diamond Park on Sheikh Zayed Road is an attraction for serious jewellery shoppers.

While the actual dates of many important events are timed to match the season, the Lunar calendar and the holy month of Ramadan change from year to year. The chart below provides a guideline to the city's many events:

January - The Dubai Marathon, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Emirates Cup Traditional Dhow Sailing Race, Dubai International Sailing Week Regatta

February - The Dubai Terry Fox Run, Dubai Tennis Championships

March - Dubai Desert Golf Classic, Dubai World Cup, Dubai International Kite Surfing Challenge

April - International Jewellery exhibition

May - Local and international events

June - Dubai Summer Surprises, UAE National Sailing Championship

July - Dubai Summer Surprises

August - Dubai Summer Surprises

September - Gulf IT Exhibition (GITEX), Local and international events (Dubai, the City that Cares festival)

October - UAE Desert Challenge

November - Horse racing season, Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race

December - Rugby 7s, Dubai Air Show, Dubai Grand Prix, National Day celebrations

The Infinity Tower-Dubai

Dancing Towers-Dubai

Sharjah is a city of learning and the arts.
The city of Sharjah is home to more than 20 museums with splendid collections of artifacts and art as well as exhibits on science and natural history. Sharjah also host many cultural festivals, educational conferences, fairs and economic expositions. These resources permit the university to broaden students' formal education in a way not possible elsewhere in the region.

Jewelry at Gold Souk, Sharjah

Central Souq

PS. next time I'm going to write about Peru, where I have friend too :P
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