Thursday, April 19, 2012

New strips for Portugal, Croatia, Poland & France ahead of Euro 2012

With the European Championships almost upon us, the time has come for the countries to start revealing the kit they hope will be worn all the way to the final in Poland and Ukraine.
So with little over six weeks to go until the big kick off of Euro 2012, France, Poland, Holland, Portugal and Croatia have paraded their star men in their respective new strips. 
The Nike kits claimed to be the most environmentally friendly ever and each individual strip has its own country-specific Pro Combat base layer, to provide added protection and comfort for players.

Croatia's unique kits are an important and emotional symbol of their young country. Featuring their famous red and white checks, the home shirt has a red crew neck collar with the body now featuring an even bigger and bolder red and white checks. 
The sleeves contain smaller checks to create an overall more colourful design.
Inside the neck is the message 'Uvijek Vjerni' which translates as 'Always loyal', to celebrate the loyalty and passion Croatians feel for their football side. 
The new home shorts are white, while the new home socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, also white with a subtle band of tonal checks.

The new France home kit is a bold departure from the traditional blue and white design and has been inspired by the military uniforms. 
The body of the shirt boasts a tonal print of the mariniere, an iconic French design consisting of thin stripes, alternatively in Meteor Blue, the color of the traditional French shirt, and then lighter Pacific Blue.
 The unique high collar of the shirt is decorated with gold piping and on the cuff of both sleeves is a hexagon to represent France, containing three tones of gold to echo the Tricolour, the national flag. 
Inside the back of the neck runs a thin red tape with the message 'Nos differences nous unissent' (Our differences unite us), celebrating the diversity of the French nation.

The Dutch are celebrated for their enlightened and attractive football, as well as their unconventional approach to design and art, which can appear chaotic and untamed, but is always functional with a distinctive purpose.  

The home shirt is in the traditional Dutch vibrant orange, but now has tonal diamond prints on both the left side of the torso and the right side of the bottom to create a sash effect to echo the design of their first ever kit from 1904. 

Inside the neck is the graphic 'Nieuwe Meesters' (New Masters) which pays homage to the name collectively given to the renowned Dutch artists of the 17th century, while also celebrating the current side, a hugely talented group of players who have the potential to make their own history.
The new home shorts are in traditional orange, while the new home socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, are also in orange, giving the entire kit a strong, clean and unmistakably Dutch appearance.

The new Poland kit was first reveled in December 2011, but it will take its place in the spotlight when Poland co-hosts football’s biggest European tournament this summer. The kit is inspired by the Polish flag.
The jersey represents the most iconic symbol of Poland depicted by the national flag in white and red. It will carry a nation in the most important year in Polish football history, so the jersey will be remembered for many years to come. 
The shirt also features the traditional national crest – an eagle, reflecting the pride and passion of Polish football.

Portugal’s new home kit has been augmented with symbols from their glorious seafaring history, and is a classic design, featuring an all red body with an elegant green crew neck collar.
On the sleeves are green crosses formed from thin stripes, with the horizontal lines extending around the entire cuff, to represent the revered Portuguese national symbol, which was emblazoned on the sails of the ships Portugal’s explorers navigated around the world. 
Inside the neck is an Armillary Sphere, an astronomical and navigation instrument, which these explorers used to discover the world. It has been a national symbol for over 500 years, featuring in architecture, and most famously as the background to the Portuguese shield on the national flag. 
The new home shorts are red, while the new home socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, are also red with a thin green stripe at the top and a small green cross on the back of each calf. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nice guy vs jerk in relationship, and why jerk always win.

"I treated my girlfriend so nice and yet she still leaves me. What’s wrong with me?"
Those heartbroken must have asked themselves this question before. Don’t blame it on the girls; blame it on yourself for being too good to them, till it reached the annoying stage. That is how annoying some men can be. 
What did you do that annoyed them? 
a) Call them often because you miss her badly?
b) Always ask her what she wants instead of leading?
c) Accepts her demand and manipulative requests?
d) Making her the boss in your life?
e) Putting your needs aside to accommodate hers?
f) Acting weak?

But aren’t the above examples of what a good boyfriend should do?.....NO, the fact is you should not.

Now, you are confused? Link this scenario with Why women often date jerks and guys who are emotionally unavailable, and don't date "nice guys" who would do anything for them.

What’s weird is why the girl chooses jerk over a nice guy most of the time?

Answer: Because the jerk didn’t annoyed the girl. =p 

Wussies - A person regarded as weak or timid. 

Why wussies comes into the picture? Because being a wussy can be annoying to woman and women aren’t attracted to wussies. 

Now that definition at least gives you a rough idea of why all the nice things that you’ve done for women result in her pulling away. The nice thing that you’ve done (wuss behaviour) is annoying to woman and again, women aren’t attracted to wussies.  

Take note on this, sometimes men have to do things that seem to be "inconsiderate" in order to give women what they really want (which is a man who is in control of himself, the situation, and often her). 

Doing "nice" things for a woman doesn't make her any more likely to feel attraction for you. In fact, most of these things backfire.

Even though "jerks" and "bad boys" don't treat women well, it doesn't mean that women don't feel attraction for them. Believe it or not, women often report feeling incredibly attracted to these kinds of men.

The difference between a jerk and a nice guy, aside from their character is that jerks understand how attraction works, maybe without them realizing it but literally any guy can attract women if you understand how attraction works. 

Any guy can use the secrets that jerks and bad boys have discovered and used without being abusive or mean. Then, a woman will be far more likely to stay around.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chris Rene - Young Homie

When we are down, we need motivation. Look at Chris Rene, and listen to him, motivation is what you get. Lyric written by him while he was in rehab. 

Lesson to learn from his lyric, 

1) young homie what you trippin’ on

2) Life’s too short, gotta live it long

3) If you wanna build your love up, put your hate down

4) It takes education, to change your reputation

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