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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Bindi Irwin doll

the bindi doll

 She’s blonde and bubbly, but you won’t find this hiking boot-wearing, wildlife-loving Aussie cruising around in a hot pink convertible. The Bindi Irwin doll couldn’t be farther from Barbie and Bratz on the toy spectrum, forgoing mini-make-up kits and fake cell phones to teach girls about saving the environment. The 10-inch-tall replica of the child star, complete with puffy pigtails and outback garb. Some of the young kids want to be glamorous, she talks to them on their level and there is part of them that’s more comfortable with that.”  From plush cockatoos, wombats and pythons to 4-inch-tall rubber action figures with themes like Aquatic Adventure, the toys center around Bindi’s life at the Australia Zoo, where she and her family reside. Bindi comes with accessories, such as binoculars to spot dingoes in the brush, a camera to capture koalas in the trees and animals like Bindi’s own pet rat named Candy. At her fathers memorial sevice, Bindi said she wanted to continue her father’s conservation efforts and has since traveled to the United States and other countries advocating his cause. Bindi the Jungle Girl, a child-friendly version of her father’s show, launched in June 2007 on the Discovery Channel. She won a Daytime Emmy last month for the show and nabbed a Logie, an Australian TV award, in May for most popular new female talent. Not too bad for a girl who turns 10 later this month.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

To all Queen Fans, the Queen Spectacular

 Patrick Myers as Freddy Mercury

To All Queen Fans,

Last Saturday night there was in our small city an concert as a tribute to Queen. I hat so my doubts if this could be any good and tought it would be more like a playback show. So, Stupid me, i did not buy a ticket. When i opend my bedroom window saturday night, i could not believe my ears. It was if i could really hear Freddy Mercury sing. And the way the crowd reacted on the singer, who’s name is Patrick Myers, made me realise i should have gone.  He does not only look like Freddy his sound is exactly like Freddy. And his band plays the music like Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. Well i was very angry with myself for not going, but i enjoyed what i could hear very much and i have been sitting in front of my open bedroom window throug out the whole show. So if you have the oppertunity to see The Queen Spectacular, and you are a real Queen fan, donot think twice, yust go you will not regret it. It is a fenomanal visual experience, and a suiting tribute to a famous band

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Kate Manfredi - Michala Banas

Michala-Banas/Kate Manfredi

Kate Manfredi (Michala Banas)
The eldest of three daughters, Kate always felt the pressure to succeed. While her parents worked hard to provide for their children, she found they could not offer the emotional support she needed. She only received attention when she was achieving at school or through extra-curricular activities. When Kate met Jodi at boarding school, she was happy to have a friend she didn’t have to compete with. Jodi could not have cared less about school marks and achievements, and it was a welcome relief for Kate to have a comic side-kick to help put things in perspective. The Manfredis were delighted when Kate received a scholarship to Roseworthy Agricultural College. She was the first Manfredi to go to university and her whole family was depending on her to succeed. Although Kate’s parents have tremendous expectations of her, they are nothing compared to her own. With a list of short and long term goals, Kate pressures herself to achieve more and sooner. Pedantic, exacting and over-achieving, Kate is a control freak. But life, particularly on a farm, is way beyond Kate’s control. Try as she might, Kate can’t plan everything. Kate arrived on Drovers Run brimming with confidence, eager to realise her five-year plan which would see her managing a cattle station by age 25. In 2004, stalkers, Sandra Kinsella and unrequited love with the local vet proved that no matter how prepared you are to achieve your dreams, there are just some dramas you can’t plan for. In 2005 she will be forced even further into the realisation that life happens to you — you don’t happen to it. She will have to learn to roll with the punches.

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