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Emma Watson Then And Now!

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Are you wondering where the Harry Potter cast and stars are now? I’m pretty sure that you miss them like I do. Most of the famous movie’s actor and actresses are now doing their thing on their own. Just like my favorite Emma Watson who once plays as Hermione Jean Granger in Harry Potter movies. She is now doing more matured character like in Perks of Being a Wallflower and the newest is the Bling Ring. Emma is now considered as one of the most well known actresses of today’s generation. Three more other reason why I love and admire this young lady is because:

1. She is totally a Fashion Risk Taker. She always grabs her look with lots confidence and present her individuality with lots of good manner. She doesn’t display her body. She have a unique style that everyone would surely admire. Actually, Emma will be showing her astonishing style again in the new fragrance, Midnight Rose, that Lancome will release.
2. She’s absolutely a classy and timeless young lady. If there is one thing that is so special with Emma, it’s her class. A modern lady that present herself as classy, modest and confident.
3. She is a perfect role model and always keeps her feet on the ground. In spite of her success, you will still find her humble. She will not spend her money on buying new cars and go shopping, that most young lady who gets huge income do, but instead she chooses to spend her money on the things that matter most to her, education, family, and other blessings in her life.

Written by Marie

June 15th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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Are We Ready For A Harry Potter Remake?

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Being in my early twenties right now – the same age as the Harry Potter lead stars. I can say that Harry Potter played a big role in my life. I’ve read all the books at least thrice. Watch all the eight movies usually in marathon almost every 6 months. And is continuously hooked with it even if it is over. So, yeah, I’m a really big Potter fan.

And as astounding and incredible the Harry potter films are, it is every fans dream to see another remake/version of their favorite films. We all know it’s inevitable. Warner Bros netted billions upon billions from Harry Potter and it’s only a matter of time before they’ll be itching to find a new way to cash in on the franchise. The question is, what’s the appropriate amount of time that has to pass before Harry Potter can be remake? Or should we really need a remake?

My thought is that, it’ll take extremely careful calculation on the part of the studio before a remake starts because they would not want to disappoint the huge Potter Army, but there’s no question that this needs to be done. Why? Because Harry Potter deserves to be given a better adaptation. Again, I’m not saying that they’re bad movies, Frankly it’s amazing that these films were able to adapt and maintain such a high level of quality and the film is just magical. But there’s just no way these should be allowed to become the definitive Potter films. They’ve just left out too much of the truly awesome potential packed densely into those not-so-little books.

It would also be cool to see the original cast portray other characters. Like Daniel Radcliffe can play Snape, or Emma Watson as Bellatrix. What do you think Potterheads? Are you ready for a remake? Let us know at the comments below.

Written by Marie

May 20th, 2013 at 6:45 am

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Ice Cream Man: Rupert Grint

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Alternate title: Why Rupert Grint is One of the Hottest Gingers Alive.

Rupert Grint has pretty much made the Hall of Fame list with his uncanny portrayal of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise. However, this hasn’t stopped this redhead from pushing the envelope and living life to the fullest. Here are just some of the few reasons that make him one sexy mofo:

1)      He doesn’t rest on his laurels. Rupert makes it a point to keep acting and making movies in between and sometimes during Harry Potter filmings. He has acted for flicks such as Thunderpants, Driving Lessons, Cherrybomb, and Into the White.

2)      He really is an ice cream man. No, seriously. Rupert confessed that ever since he was very young, he’d always dreamed of becoming an in ice cream vendor. Now he’s grown up, he’s bought an ice cream van all his own and is living the dream. He keeps his van well-stocked with Mr. Whippy ice cream and lots of lollies. He has been known to drive up to playgrounds and parks and give his ice cream to children for free. Lucky kids!

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Written by Jonette

April 15th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Make Your Own Fizzing Whizbies!

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In our last post, you learned an interesting recipe to make every-flavor beans. Today, you’ll learn a recipe to make a version of Fizzing Whizbies that are closer to the theme park version.

According to the books, Fizzing Whizbies are spongey sherbet balls that make the eater float off the ground by a few inches. These used to be one of Harry Potter’s favorite sweets – that is, until he found out that one of the candy’s ingredients were the dried stings of a billywig insect. That was enough to make him swear off the sweets forever.

You can now make your own Fizzing Whizbies with melting chocolate, a bee-shaped chocolate mold, and your favorite flavor of pop rocks. It might not be book-faithful, but it’s certainly closer to the Fizzing Whizbies sold at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park.

Melt the chocolate first, then coat the bottom of each bee mold halfway. Sprinkle each bee in the center with pop rocks, then fill the rest of each bee mold with chocolate. Let cool and solidify, then gently pop your chocolate bees out of the mold. Voila! Now go share and surprise your friends.

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Written by Jonette

February 10th, 2013 at 11:02 am

Muggles All Over The World

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Where on earth is Harry Potter not popular? Muggles all over the world are crazy about it. The last film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2  is one of the top grossing film of all time seating at #4 with $1,328,111,219 (used to be the 3rd. Curse you The Avengers!). Harry Potter films is also the  highest grossing franchise film of all time at $7,706,147,978. And the Harry Potter book had sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and still the 2nd highest selling book of all time (after the Bible).

Just like everywhere else in the world, there is Potter mania in Thailand – thousands of copies are being shipped over and bookstores across Bangkok. Thai has one of the biggest Asian Harry Potter fans translating the books in Thai, creating social media buzz and websites such as mugglethai.com and having regular assemblies and Harry potter parties. Luckily, the books have been translated from the original English into at least 67 other languages. One of the most popular translation is Thai. Published by Nanmee Books Publishing. And it is really great to know that people want to learn Thai and read books in their own language instead of others.

Thai people and children are just glad that they can now read the best-selling, fly-off-the-bookshelf Harry Potter series in their own Language! Although, I strongly believe that the English Harry Potter book is one of the single biggest incentives for Thai kids to learn to read English. We would not want to forget the fact that English is the most used language in the world. So better learn it too.

Written by Marie

February 1st, 2013 at 12:40 am

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Make Your Own Every-Flavour Beans!

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In the last post, we shared a few fun and easy recipes for making chocolate frogs. Today, we’ll make one of the most infamous sweets to be found in the Honeydukes sweet shop!

small__266616911One of the most famous (and infamous, if I might add) treats to first ever be introduced in the Harry Potter universe would have to be Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. In the first book, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, Ron explains to Harry what its all about while snacking on a veritable stash Harry bought off the Honeydukes Express trolley. It is indeed just like what it says on the box – every jelly bean is of its own distinct, special flavor, both the palatable and not-so-palatable. Headmaster Dumbledore himself was not immune to its tricks – at the end of the book, he helps himself to a pile of the sweets a fan left Harry as the young boy was recuperating in the infirmary from his tangle with Voldemort. “Alas”, Dumbledore sighs, “earwax.” Here’s a recipe you can try out with a pack of pre-made jelly beans.

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Written by Jonette

January 12th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Make Your Own Chocolate Frogs!

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In one of this blog’s previous posts, we showed you how to make a delicious batch of Butterbeer. In this post, we’ll show you how to make one of the best-known wizarding treats Honeydukes has to offer – Chocolate Frogs!

Potterheads the world over constantly dream of chocolate frogs. They are sold both on the Honeydukes Express on the train to Hogwarts, and in the Honeydukes shop in Hogsmeade. They come in a special box that reveals a special trading card featuring a famous witch or wizard. Now, these frogs might not try to escape, like in the books or movies, but they are sure to be just as delicious!

For a traditional take on chocolate frogs, try this Instructable.  Should you wish to make crispy chocolate frogs, Nerdy Nummies can show you how.

After mastering the recipe, why not experiment? Try creating chocolate frogs of different colors. Care to make a wild-colored frog? Maybe one that looks just like rainforest tree frogs, or even poison frogs? Care to put jellies or gummy candy inside them? The sky’s the limit with your creative and gastronomic imagination!

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Written by Jonette

December 11th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth Harry Potter movie in the series of Harry Potter movies. It was Directed by David Yates and produced by Heyday Films. The movie’s plot follows Harry Potter and the events in his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Lord Voldemort has returned but the Ministry of Magic refuses to believe the rumors, but appoints Dolores Umbridge to become a professor at the school. The film became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, garnering praises from both crticis and fans. It’s five-day opening earned $333 million dollars, second only to the Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End.

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December 10th, 2012 at 11:22 am

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Make Your Own Butterbeer!

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It’s refreshing! It’s delightful! It tantalizes your taste buds, warms you deep down in your belly, and puts a smile on your face. Potterheads all over the word agree: Butterbeer is the beverage of choice!

The fictional beverage is now very out and about in our 3D world. Fans around the globe have concocted their own personalized versions of the drink, served hot, cold, alcoholic, caffeinated – even in cookie form! It is also widly popular at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the official theme park of J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece. Park-goers are all too happy to queue up and wait their turn to experience a tumbler of the stuff, and it’s no wonder if they keep coming back for more!

Now, you won’t need to fly all the way to this theme park to experience this beverage. (of course, it would also be a great idea to go and experience the park for yourself, not that we’re stopping you.) here’s a quick recipe so you can make and enjoy Butterbeer, right in the comfort of your own kitchen!

You will need:

For the soda:

  • A chilled bottle of cream soda

For the foam:

  • half a cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • butterscotch sauce (to taste)

 

Pour the soda in a shallow container, and freeze until solid. Take it out of the freezer, and break and rake it into smaller pieces with a fork. Repeat the process until soda becomes slushy enough to drink through a straw. You may also want to use a blender for this, but don’t let it blend for too long.

Take your whipped cream, and add your vanilla extract and butterscotch sauce. Whip it well until the flavor is well-distributed. Take your slushy soda, spoon the whipped cream over it, and enjoy! You may drink it through a straw for neatness, or chug it down to don the Foamy Moustache of Honor.

 

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Written by Jonette

November 14th, 2012 at 8:14 am

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Dame Maggie Smith’s Great Struggle and Victory

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Many Potterheads the world over instantly know who Professor McGonagall is. She is strict yet doting, proper yet fierce, and an all-around bad-ass professor. She is played by Dame Maggie Smith, and this actress has become even more beloved the world over. However, not many people know of the great struggle she has faced – something even darker and more terrible than Voldemort himself.

In 2007, when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released, Dame Maggie Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the diagnosis, she soldiered on and fought the deadly disease with every shred of her will. She went on to create three more films to complete the Harry Potter saga. She also has starred in other television series and movies, and has lent her voice to animated movies such as Gnomeo and Juliet. After two years of battling with the disease, she was given the clear-all signal. She fought cancer, and won.

However, Dame Smith has also expressed a reluctance to go back to acting onstage or in the movies. With all her talents, investments in her craft, and contributions to the art, fans the world over sincerely wish her the best of health and continuing vigor. Dame Maggie Smith currently plays Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the hit TV series Downton Abbey.

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Written by Jonette

October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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