Most of the netizens already know what I meant by “googled it” but for the sake of “whatevers”, it refers to obtaining information on the web by using the Google search engine and due to its popularity and dominance for the past 10 years or so, both the Oxford English and Merriam-Webster dictionaries added it as a verb in their records. Although the Google owners tried putting a stop on it for fear of losing their trademark so now you have two words the Google and the google, the uppercased and the lowecased. Back in 2006, Google Inc. made a public plea to use the word google only when referring to the Google Search Engine and their products and services. But you can’t stop the netizens anymore because nowadays when you say: “Go on and google it”, it means go and search the world wide web, doesnt matter if you are using Google or not. Hmmnn…
Whew! That is a mouthful.
I love surfing the net and discovering so many amazing stories, real or fic, short or long, extremely funny, downright sarcastic, outrageous, unbelievable, incredibly touching or terribly horrific. It is as if you are travelling the world and learning about different cultures by just clicking your mouse. Pretty awesome, right?
This blog as you all know caters mainly for asian drama addicts but since I like writing about other things I decided to make another detour and just like my Detour Beyond Asia series I created a new page that will focused on the what, the where, the who, the why and the how of my everyday googling. So, instead of me emailing people individually of the things that grabbed my interest and attention, I will just compile them all here for you to enjoy, that is, if we do share the same interests. Everything here will be au courant…up to date…the latest.
I was randomly googling for nothing in particular yesterday morning. I was quite nervous and excited for Yoon Eun Hye as she was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama for the 44th Baeksang Arts Awards and of course you all know by now that she won. Anyway, (I just want to say that again), here is a site where I had so much fun reading.
Have you heard of Manolo, The Shoeblogger? No, he’s not The Manolo Blahnik, The Shoemaker as you will see on the right side of his blog.
Manolo Blahnik Says
“Manolo the Shoeblogger?
Sorry, not me. But it’s very
funny, isn’t it? Hilarious!”
It’s quite obvious that he too loves shoes but their similarity ends there. This blogger loves to make raunchy, outrageous, brutal observations of the famous and infamous in the world of shoes.
His recent article used words like:
Unbelievable, unimaginative, unethical, and ultimately shameless.
Basically, he was attacking on a certain designer who copied a Balenciaga work of art. Look at this photo and see the similarities.
(Photo used from his blog)
Check out the whole article: The Manolo Shoe Blog. The funny thing is that I was not shocked by the similarities but more of the look of the shoes. Really? They make these kind of shoes. I am not an expert on shoes but then I dont think I will ever be caught wearing them. I guess I am not that adventurous.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 25th of April
In 1719, Robinson Crusoe was published.
In 1901, NY was the first state in America to mandate all car owners to get license plates.
In 1945, Americans and Russians linked up then cut Germany into two.
In 1992, the Islamic forces took over Afghanistan after the Soviets lost its control over the said country.
In 1995, Ginger Rogers died.
Want to serve great tasting wine but do not want to spend too much on it? There is this guy who gives out reviews on any wine that costs $20 or less. I am not a wine drinker but if I do social drinking I just prefer champagne but they are a little expensive so this blogger calls his site the cheapwineguy.com and tagged it as “unpretentious to a fault”.
His latest review: Name:
Cavit Pinot Grigio
Grape: Pinot Grigio
Producer: Cavit S.C.
“…the aroma is an understated honeysuckle. The flavor is bad. Yuck. Unfortunately it’s complex and bad so it’s harder to describe. You know how sometimes when you grow a fruit it will get mixed up with another fruit and while you like the two independently, the mixed flavor is nasty? Kinda like what happened when Bruce Willis and Demi Moore procreated?…
…err…no comment! ha ha ha…
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