Just got a message from LinkedIn saying that I have one of the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012 🙂 Great news!
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Comfortable Radisson bed…amazing view from the left…yeah this is the day after my birthday!! And even if it is only 9am I am soooo not sleeepy: ) Yas Island and Abu Dhabi are out there to explore and who knows maybe the charismatic Janet Jackson will be somewhere there too! She is truly amazing!Even after driving from Dubai straight after work and hotel checking in the fastest possible way, we made it up close and personal to her first ever concert around here!
JJ was that perfect end for my emotional birthday day! Heard from so many old and not so old friends from around the world, got even anonymous wonderful flowers and balloons from one of them who left me wondering the whole day who it might be: ))) I see now why he`s done it this way…gave me such a cool feeling trying to find out; )
My great marketing colleagues gave me such beautiful accessories which I love! And all this when I thought my suprises are over with the advanced gifts from my loving boyfriend! And to make it all even more special my lil nephew told me I m pretty and he was having my favorite food and cake with the rest of my dear family to feel closer to me on this day even if we couldn’t be together…oh and this reminds me I still need to get my parcel from them which will extend these great birthday emotions!
The morning after such an awesome birthday…and now time to go for breakfast by the pool!
P.S. posted from my Galaxy, to be proof read later
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died at age 56 …
I am no quite sure yet how long this post will be, in fact I am even surprised the news bothered me so much.. I am one of the 48% android users that never wanted to get an iPhone because of having to pay for things that should be free and simply to support android for its sharing nature!
But I know if there was no Apple…there wouldn’t be Android! Steve Jobs brought multi media into our pockets with a stroke of genuis! Beautiful phone screens, smart apps, new computers, which has become a digital window to our world, with all the media that we are interested in, with all the information we want..iPad showed a better way a computer can look and can not only be but feel like that important window in our lives!
If it wasnt for Steve Jobs, most likely the world wouldn’t be as connected as it is now, we would be still excited by Nokia phones without even knowing how much better it can and it should feel! He thought us how to ask for more!
RIP Steve Jobs! Thank you for changing the way we start our days, the way we communicate throughout the day and for giving the world the creativity it should always look for!
Here are some key quotes from Steve Jobs …
COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
ALLTHINGSD CONFERENCE, 2010
“There’s nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it’s the coolest product they’ve ever brought home in their lives. That’s what keeps me going. It’s what kept me five years ago, it’s what kept me going 10 years ago when the doors were almost closed. And it’s what will keep me going five years from now whatever happens.”
INTERVIEW WITH PLAYBOY MAGAZINE, 1985
“I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn’t be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders’ meeting, everyone in the auditorium stood up and gave it a 5-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe that we’d actually finished it. Everyone started crying.”
APPLE PRODUCT LAUNCH, JUNE 2011
“One more thing …”
INTERVIEW WITH BUSINESS WEEK, 2004
“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.”
“And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
INTERVIEW WITH FORTUNE MAGAZINE, 2000
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
“My position coming back to Apple was that our industry was in a coma. It reminded me of Detroit in the ’70s, when American cars were boats on wheels.”
COMMENT TO NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER WHO ASKED ABOUT JOBS’
“You think I’m an arrogant who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.”
INTERVIEW WITH WIRED, 1996
“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”
I came across this image just now and I thought I should post it now!
Isn’t it amazing how important the internet sms has become!! We feel the eager to share our ideas and thoughts more often than ever and we don’t think if we should or not as we used to do with the good old sms…
I love social media and not because I have nothing better to do but because finally people let their inner thoughts come out easier and learn to share more!
But hey fire is fire, don’t tweet while running to the emergency exit, but don’t forget to do so when u make it safe outside 🙂
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2. What sorts of ingredients are popular at the moment?
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