Documentary about Andrea Bocelli, from childhood to international star. This documentary gives you information from how he became blind to how he became a Doctor of Law and how he got the passion for music that he has. He is an international star known around the world by the sound of his magnificent voice that will forever be appreciated and loved by many generations to come.
Again, this is a book that arouses women's interest only, men might find it bored except when they read some erotic and SM scenes. However, these parts are at the last few chapters, can men carry on reading for so long and reach there?
Eleven minutes is considered almost the most important time of the day when men can take off their fences. With several orgasms, they can even see God. Although when you reach there, you want it lasts forever, but in a finding of some research, the average time for human to stay in "heaven" is only eleven minutes.
Here come to talk a little bit about the storyline: A Brazilian girl, Maria, was persuaded to go to Switzerland to be a samba dancer when she was having a trip alone.
She would like to take adventures instead of waiting to get old and die in her motherland, so she decided to go.
Before she left Brazil, she consulted her mother. In her mother's opinion, becoming a samba dancer in a foreign country means greater chance to be famous, to earn more money and to get married with a wealthy man. Here is her advice:
"My dear, it's better to be unhappy with a rich man than happy with a poor man, and over their you'll have far more chance of becoming an unhappy rich woman. Besides, if it doesn't work out, you can just get on the bus and come home."
A very "Kong girl's" comment, isn't it?
When Maria got to Switzerland, life was not so easy as she thought. She ended up becoming a prostitute.
She did not look down on herself nor indulged in drugs. Instead, she planned her days, spent her money sensibly, studied French, borrowed books from library to acquire more knowledge when she was free. After a year, she earned a fortune and was able to realize her dream: buy a farm in her homeland and take care of her parents.
And at that time, she met a wealthy, young and handsome painter who saw her light. They fell in love in the first sight.
I am quite disappointed at the ending of the story. It seems all the searching, philosophic thinking, detailed planing are all useless when it comes to such ordinary happy ending.
The head of Germany's Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, at a press conference at the Vatican on March 12, 2010
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Back in April 2005, Germany was overjoyed when a native son was elevated to the papacy. But in the past week, the Catholic Church in the country has faced a barrage of criticism from politicians and the media as well as from the faithful — and much of the ire is focused on the German who is now Supreme Pontiff in Rome. On Monday, the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung splashed the headline "Benedict XVI Remains Silent" on a front-page story describing how the Pope declined to comment on the growing priestly sexual-abuse scandal in his native Germany during public prayers in the Vatican on Sunday. "The abuse scandal has been a nightmare," Alois Glück, president of Germany's lay organization, the Central Committee of German Catholics, tells TIME. "It's one of the worst crises that we've seen in the Catholic Church here in Germany."
After finished reading this book, what I can tell you is that I am surprisingly...........
Maybe I have too much expectation on this book before I picked it up.
Some of the stories are lengthy, distracting and remotely correlated to the topics. For example, one of the topic is "Why should suicide bomber buy life insurance?" The writer quoted a case to illustrate how a computer system was built up in a hospital to analyse data. It is totally unnecessarily to tell the reader about the detailed history of matrix computer and kept emphasizing on its difficulties of set up stage. After all, I am only interested in why a particular behaviour (buy life insurance) would be advantageous to a terrorist. The answer is damn simple and can be concluded in a few sentences. By using the sophisticated matrix computer algorithm to profile terrorists, most of them share a common trait, not buying life insurance. It is reasonable as their families cannot be benefited if they commit suicides, Therefore, in order to lurk in the shadow and not be found by the police, terrorists should spare some money on life insurance.
You know how I feel after reading 38 pages to find such conclusion? I felt myself being cheated!
Luckily, there is bright side of this book. The writer has gathered scientific studies about global warming issue. There are already practical, easily administrated and low cost solutions available. So maybe we can get rid of the《The Day After Tomorrow》 and 《2012》nightmare?
The last story, "Monkeys are people too", talks about an experiment performed by a Chinese scientist. Although it is very interesting and lowered my disappointment on the book to some extent, I cannot help myself to doubt whether the insertion of this "Chinese element" is for political correctness (to sell more in China) or for fun or the combination of both.
Few years ago, I read the 《Freakonomics》written by Steven and Stephen. The book is interesting and popular. I have seen lots of discussions about the book and some books with similar style e.g. 《More Sex is Safer Sex》, 《The Logic of Life》etc. are published after that. People are more curious about how decisions are made subtlety by general public and how these decision to be reasoned.
So I buy this book instantly when I see it on the shelve. It is a reasonable and predictable behavior, isn't it?
I have just finished reading the Introduction part of this book. What's a coincidence that it quotes the same example as 《世界大趋世》to illustrates the effect of technological breakthrough. It seems that the authors of these two books share common view in this aspect.
Steven and Stephen said "When the solution to a given problem doesn't lay right before our eyes, it is easy to assume that no solution exists. But history has shown again and again that such assumptions are wrong."
What is the problem we are facing now? What people fear about after watching 《The Day After Tomorrow》 and 《2012》?