Saturday, November 20, 2010

News: William's Women Who Could've Been the Future Queen of England

A list of women reported by the press linked to Prince William put together for mere entertainment of picturing them in the shoes of Kate Middleton.

Rose Farquhar:  William's first serious girlfriend.  They had known each other since childhood.  An aspiring actress she is the daughter of Captain Ian Farquhar, master of the Beaufort Hunt.

Arabella Musgrave:  The one who Kate said that William shouldn't see anymore when William asked Kate to get back together with him after their first break-up.  William and Arabella had known each other since childhood because her father, Major Nicholas Musgrave, managed Cirencester Park Polo Club.  It was in the summer of 2001 when they met again that Arabella caught William's young adult eyes.  They put the relationship on hold when William went to univesity since William didn't want Arabella to wait for him.  However, William would continue seeing Arabella even after Carley Massy-Birch, Olivia Hunt  and later Kate Middleton are already in the picture.

Carley Massy-Birch:  Started dating William on his first term at St. Andrew's.  The affair was short-lived because Arabella Musgrave is starting to become a distraction and Carley asked William to choose between her or Arabella.

Olivia Hunt:  She dated William but 'quit the scene' when Kate Middleton arrived.

Jecca Craig:  It's hard to decide in what order Jecca entered the picture as a potential queen of the future king since she and William had known each other since childhood.  She is the daughter of British conservationist Ian Craig and William loves visiting her family's 55,000-acre game preserve.  She was the one rumored to whom Prince William was first engaged to.  She works as a party events manager.

Anna Sloan:  An American who made Kate doubt William's commitment to her.  William and Ana met through mutual friends.  When her businessman-father died in a shooting accident in their 3600-acre farm in Tennessee she and William bonded together having experienced the loss of one of their parents.  As a sign of thanks William was invited by Anna to accompany her and her friends for a holiday.  However Anna's friends say Anna was not romantically interested in William.

Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe:  An heiress to a banking fortune she was the one who rejected William's  advances and bravely declared she's not interested in him. She's the one who could give Kate a run in the looks department.  

They all have the capacity to be in William's circle.  They all have big-time families and a fortune large enough to make themselves available in Prince William's vision.  However, it had been firmly pointed out that these women didn't even try to pursue the prince.  Some even declared non-interest in the heir to the throne.  

Probably that's why William persisted one after the other.

Finance: Characteristics of Some of the Richest Countries in the World that Others can Learn from

Luxembourgers are careful and prudent.

Norwegians are passionately hard-working.

It has a small population where many are highly educated.

There is less travel restrictions to Macau's port and Macau uses this on investing in its successful gambling sector.  

Though already globalized Brunei makes sure its citizens retain their heritage.

Singapore's government has a hold on the economy which fares well on its electronics and pharmaceutical industries.  Singapore spends heavily on the public and promotes itself as a friendly and accessible port of international trade.

Americans value individuality.  They are resilient, fair, outspoken, informal yet a stickler for time which is as extreme as in their ways of having fun.  They easily learn from mistakes.  

Hong Kong
Hong Kong people equate time with money.  They pay attention to every detail, are firm in the midst of challenges and highly adaptable to changes.

Many businesses in Hong Kong are family-owned.

Switzerland has business-friendly policies and lenient taxes. The government spends 5% of its GDP on education.  Swiss are modest.

Though having a small population many Dutch rely on the government for benefits that makes sure wealth is distributed broadly.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fashion: Kate Middleton, Prince William's Fiance, Shows How to be Fashionable Yet Dignified

At long last it is official.  Sealed with the sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana's Prince William and Kate Middleton are now engaged.  They had been together since university years and though William had other girlfriends before Kate she had been the one constant girl at his side.

Pal Kate eventually became the royal girlfriend.

Having come from an upper middle class family who earned their millions by selling online party accessories Kate is the eldest of three children.  She had gained criticisms for failing to hold a job for a long time and only trying to get one when the heat of her unemployment is turned on.

Being an official consort in the near future is a job.  Her Majesty the Queen said so many times and much as Prince Charles' soon-to-be-daughter-in-law had never held a job for a long time much praise can be said for the dedication Kate put in waiting for William to pop the question.  I think it's's patient.  It's kind.

A sample of Kate being fashionable yet dignified:

Why It's Not Nice to be a Royal Wife

Royal Marriage Should not be a National Flimflam

William's Women who Could've Been the Queen of England

Royals and Middletons to Pay for Wedding

Princess Diana's Brother, Earl Charles Spencer, to Talk in William's Wedding

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fashion: Psychology of Dressing Using Colors

One gauge of a person’s character is the persistence of the color he or she has a tendency to wear.

To those who know the psychology of colors this can help bring desired results.  Colors can be used to psych people. 

Here are the most common colors and what they mean and do:

Red represents primal urges:  lust, anger and excitement.  Red represents energy, enthusiasm and confidence.  This is a commanding color that asks for attention.  That’s why the stop sign used in traffic lights and the fire engine, among other objects that require us to stop, is red.

Yellow people are egoistic but full of creative energy.  Similar to red in bringing forth attention and excitement yellow has a more fun undertone.  This is preferred by people who welcome changes.

Blue is inspiration, sincerity, spirituality and calm.  Conservative people like blue. 

White is purity, simplicity and gentleness.  People who love white are (probably) clean and orderly.  White symbolizes good health. 

Black is mystery.  People who like black are secretive but well-worth knowing.  Black evokes perspective and depth.  A fashion staple this color emanates elegance, refinement and prestige.