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    • Samsung C3050 / Mobile Phone / 31 Readings / 30 Ratings
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      05.03.2010 13:41
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      I wouldn't recomend it at all

      SUCH a mixture of good qualities and bad qualities I don't really know where to start . I needed a cheap phone that was relatively decent in terms of battery life and music uploads and seeing as this oe was only £25 plus £10 top up on Virgin I went for it, it cost another £10 to get it unlock so £45 I thought was pretty good. The camera, although has very little Mega Pixels I think only 2, is decent enough to get the idea of what you see and the same for the video. The battery is pretty good too I go for about 3 days with calls and texts and then I have to charge it up. I have not uploaded many songs but I have about 15 and they play nice and loudly as well as coming with headphones which have lasted about 3 months now. The phone is relatively thin and very light and is a slide phone which allows the screen to be bigger and for numbers to be larger also. The custom menue Is, in my opinion, completely useless and actually serves as a very annoying feature. One of my favourite things about the phone is the way you can begin typing a number and it will automatically come up with all the numbers you have already dialled. The thing that really annoys me and is really it's only downfall is the way that you set a profile to loud and the second its changed to silent when you're at work or something, the profiles seem to all change so loud becomes quite or silent!!!

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    • The Departed (DVD) / DVD / 28 Readings / 27 Ratings
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      05.03.2010 13:08
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      Great film really great acting

      I watched this film having no expectations what so ever and was massively surprised by most the performances and the story line. It is a film that through - out keeps you on the edge of your seat. I have always been a silent fan of Leonardo Dicaprio, and, in my opinion, this is his best role. He plays the rookie cop that has been brought up in a family of gangsters and criminals. Being the perfect candidate for a mole he is assigned to get in close to a criminal boss(played by Jack Nicholson), who is already aware of his family and their past. Leo acts effortless to portray a lost young man with no hopes. The fear, anger and sadness he character feels is portrayed perfectly with his facial expressions and body language. You are enticed to feel sympathy for the character and become very attached. The plot thickens when you find out the brilliant story line that involves the mob bosses adopted sun (Matt Damon) is a police officer AND a mole for him too. As the two men are both trying to find the mole and report them the tension builds and builds. Matt Damon's performance I thought was excellent as you really do hate that character. The more privileges he gets the you despise him. Jack Nickolson, as always is great. I really enjoyed the deluded calm and always smiling character that resembles that of when he played the joker. I cannot tell you the twist that surrounds him you;ll have to watch it. As a whole the film is very long 2 hours 40 mins but it really is worth it. It has a proper story line and goes through it carefully and steadily so you have enough time to really understand all the characters. Another thing I really liked was there wasn't a stupid lengthy Hollywood romance, it all seemed quite relatively real and normal!!

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      • Pritt Stick / Household Product / 39 Readings / 36 Ratings
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        22.02.2010 17:40
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        A classic glue

        This product just reminds me of WHSmiths. The prodect aesthetics havn't changes in a long time (and why would they need to), you know what it looks like so you can spot it quicker if it has the same classic packaging. The glue its self is great for paper to papaer but not much else. This is a must have for a school pencil case although people ealways end up borrowing it and it goes round the whole classroom and comes back empty. The glue doesn't last too long if you use it liberally but a cross from edge to edge and a bit on any loose edges will hold for sure. Its smell free which is great because it doesn't have that nasty fish smell like the really old skool glue the teachers used to hand wrong. Its solvent free and safe so its not the end of the world if you sniff it (although don't do this). A bit pricey for how long it lasts but there isn't anything much better than this and at least it doesn't make paper go all wrinkly like the liquid glue.

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        22.02.2010 16:57
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        Great chocolates that are not too heavy

        Thorntons are affordable chocolates that make a lovely gift (for any occasion). I am a heavy chocolate eater and get through a couple of bars a day so when they are so easy to pick like this it becomes a nightmare trying to have self control as one leads to two leads the whole box. This are rich chocolates but not too big or heavy which means you really can eat 5 or 6 quite happily. The variety is a little uninventive and boring, especially with Turkish delight being included, such a cheap horrible chocolate. The coffee chocolates are my favorite which fortunately are always included in the classic box. The packaging is smart and makes the chocolates more desirable to purchase as a gift. The size of the boxes varies, so you can spend between 5 and 20 pound on a box. These are an ideal gift for mothers day or to say sorry as they aren't to over the top and they will most definitely cushion the blow if you've upset someone and you need to say sorry.

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      • Lindt Chocolate in general / Chocolate / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        22.02.2010 16:47
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        A great treat, not for everyday though.

        It may cost more that a bar of dairy milk but it is sure as hell worth it. This delicious chocolate melts in your mouth with a smooth creamy texture that glides over your tongue instead of sticking to the roof your mouth. The best Lindt chocolate is the small balls with the soft filling. A lot of chocolate companies put praline in the center which seems a bit boring and a bit of a cop of for a soft center but this is one of those chocolates where you really can taste the quality. Neatly packaged and sold in tesco, waitrose, wh smith and pretty much any where else you can pick a chocolate bar, you should definitely opt for the more expensive option as a treat once in a while. Lindt really do know what tastes great. As a child my grandpa would always give me some as a treat and I would love it so much. The light blue and white rapping the bars came in, always had that pure and light ambiance. the chocolate squares, although thin where a lot larger than the average rectangles you get with other chocolate bars. I cannot recommend the chocolate any higher! It has to be because it is Swiss chocolate that is so yummy. They go have the best chocolate in the world (there and Belgium).

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          22.02.2010 13:45
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          One of many good flavours

          These crisps are sooooo good. Yes, they are a little on the calorific side but who cares when they taste sooo good. This is not one of the original 3 flavors but they really have made a good choice of flavor. These crisps have a little bit of a spicy kick just like Thai food. They are pretty much perfect for when you've had a couple of beers and you stumble into the corner shop looking for something to snack on. Now I'm a bit of a crisp lover and usually have a couple of bags at a time but these are a little too heavy for that. The crisps are quite thick and very flavored so one bag is enough (you don't wanna be able to taste them all day). In the advert they are described as "mans crisps", they definitely aren't light or fat free but this means full flavor and full crunch too! What annoys me is, like all crisp packets there is more bag than contents. I usually get these in a multi pack and always go straight for the Thai flavour. Although I have been to Thailand and tried all types of Thai food, these crisps actually do not have an authentic flavour, more of a different and interesting flavour to what i am used to. MMMM they are very tasty though the darker brown coloured crisps in the packet are the ones bursting with the salty yummyness!!! You WILL be satisfied.

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          22.02.2010 13:37
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          There are better products if your looking to take care of your hair

          This shampoo smells great! I think this is the main reason anyone would buy it, It smells fresh in the shower and stays on your hair for ages after. People ALWAYS commented on how good my hair smelt when I washed my hair with it. There are plenty of fruity fresh scents to choose from too. However there is a darker side to this shampoo. It is no way a product you can use daily on your hair. Despite any guidance on it normal or dry hair, this is one the shampoos on the shelf that will strip your hair of any natural protection and leave it thin, lifeless and dry. With often use it will start to get greasier quicker to balance out the draining of all goodness and you will be left with limp hair. This product must be used with a conditioner but by then it doesn't smell as good anymore. Once is a while it is nice to use as I haven't found a better smelling shampoo anywhere.

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        • Boots Cotton Buds / Baby Care / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          22.02.2010 13:29
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          Your doctor would advice you to use something else

          These are good value for money. Your not paying a little extra for a hard case or a brand name which you don not really need. The cotton buds themselves are pretty much standard. The end does not fall off in your ear so you can be thankful and safe about that. The rod holding the two ends together is sturdy, unless you put an unlikely amount of pressure in the middle which you don not need to. Cotton buds as a whole however are not a great concept, not just this particular set but all of them as a product are not very safe. You never really know how far you supposed to put it in your ear until its too late, you've shoved it into far and you feel a bit like your going to gag. Overuse of these irritates the canal ear and if you have narrow canals (like me) will give you frequent infections and the doctor will tell you what a bad invention they are and how you should use a wet flannel and never poke anything too small into your ear. These little cotton buds are handy for tidying up makeup errors without ruining the whole thing and they hold creams or make-up remover well enough too.

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        • Top Shop / Highstreet Shopping / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          22.02.2010 12:08
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          Can't be beaten in my opinion.

          Over a number of years the price of the clothes has risen dramatically, leaving me with an empty purse and a lot less to show for it. This is of course the leading teenage fashion store in the UK I'd say and with models like Kate Moss imprinted on its name its taken in even more money. The clothes themselves are varied. The shop sells good basics which although fade quite quickly are cheap and of good fitting. The jeans are very well fitting and this is the about the only place I can find jeans to fit! The tops are fun and creative and following fashion trends (over quiet strictly with daring cuts and colours). The shops are easy to get around and offer a useful student discount of 10% too. They can be found on most busy high streets or shopping centers. Topshop sell expensive but very stylish high shoes so keep your eye out for a pair to match your outfit.

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        • Abercrombie & Fitch / Clothing / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          22.02.2010 12:01
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          Only one in London but don't all rush at once.

          Abercrombie and fitch. The make great jeans and that is about it. The only shop in London is located near or on Savillie Row (a very expensive suit shop) just of regents street). The shop is attractive from the outside but as soon as you step in you are greeted by a half naked man and asked if you want to have your photo taken with him (no thanks). The music is loud but the choice of music is poor. The staff are all very pretty and slim and the clothes are designed to fit such people. The clothes are very bland being basic with a logo. The do fit very well and the colors don't fade. The smell of the shop I find overwhelming but actually really love. It smells like their men fragrance and wafts all the way down the street. The atmospher is quite heavy with dark lighting and for such a huge and popular shop, there are only 6 cubical changing rooms....which leaves you waiting around for ages.

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        • Taken [2008] (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          22.02.2010 11:47
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          A father on a mission.

          Liam Neeson in Taken is like a machine. Hi is on fire as he rampages through Paris to rescue him Daughter who through out most of her life he had neglected due to working for the government. Liam Neeson was such a wise choice of actor to play the part or the spy. He speak slowly in a deep voice which is calm and in reliable and is always quick of the mark and thoroughly in control when he seems like he is finally just going to get out of his depth. The Film has a few really difficult parts to watch with scenes on the subject of trafficking women. The scrip is well written and Neeson really does do the whole film like a one man show. Great suspense and tension with some violence and upsetting scenes which make you want to look away. The camera work is quite basic, the impact is more on the scenes and content with focus on the acting and storyline, so not really fussy camera work or an exceptional soundtrack. This works well as does not overcrowd the film. There are points where the is too much violence and the scene becomes a bit James Bond like and you loose sight of the storyline a little. I thought the film ended on a good note when he finally finds his daughter but the last scene when he brings his daughter to meet Holly Valance I think brought the film down and wasn't complementary to the scene before it. It followed a very dramatic reuniting of Neeson with his daughter and was a sunny cheesy add on which in my opinion didn't add to the story line and would have been better left off. The story isn't difficult to follow at all, it is quick paced but there are no complicated parts where you would get lost. A tense and gripping film (perhaps a bit unrealistic but i don't like to spoil a good film).

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          • lonelyplanet.co.uk / Internet Site / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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            22.02.2010 11:33
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            very helpful guide to rely on

            This website is easy to use. The Lonely planet website supplies fantastic travel guides. Not overpriced. They are packed with information, maps and useful routes to take when going round a particular country. On the inside cover they have lots of quick information like conversions and how to say hello and thank you etc. The book is very accurate and trustworthy. Each book is written by several well traveled people. There are helpful volunteer suggestions and contact numbers and if you get a smaller city guide you get some very specific knowledge and tips. They are accurate in informing you on how much things will cost and are updated yearly so you will never turn up somewhere to find it no longer exists. The manner in which it is written is easy to follow and it gives so many culture tip and even a wonderful bit of background history (which again is easy to read) I used the lonely planets guides for Thailand and Cambodia and they were most helpful. These books are the preferred travelers guides to any other on the self, You'll notice this when you see other people holding the same book as you on the plane over.

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              22.02.2010 11:05

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              Standard and unbeaten

              Its a classic product. After it came lip balms and all sorts of fussy products but Vaseline still stands strong among them all. It has a variety of uses, not not just for chapped lips (which it makes look nice and glossy, not gloopy). It can be used for nappy rash on babies, used on dry or irritated skin to protect and moisturise it. I have a friend who does mixed martial arts fighting and he puts on parts of his body so they can not be gripped. It comes in different sizes depending on what your use for it is and can be picked up at almost all Superdrug or Boots stores just by the counter and is almost certainly on the shelves. Its also quite a cheap buy at a couple of pounds and that should last you a couple of months if its just for your lips. You never know when it will come in handy for getting your hand stuck and having to slide it out (unlikely but its a great lipbalm).

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              22.02.2010 10:55
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              Story of companionship and loss

              I was first made to read this book when studying my GCSE for English literature. And to my surprise more than enjoyed it. The plot is fairly simple, happening over just a few days. It is a tale of two companions who go to work on a ranch and have a dream of making enough money to live on their own. George is a large, strong but very simple man and relies greatly on Lennie for getting him out of trouble (and he does get himself into a lot of trouble). There are a lot of parallels in the book such as Lennie's death and the death of a very old dog belonging to to Candy. The book is themed on loneliness; each character is very lonely and trying to find companionship. The dramatic ending happens in a few pages which effectively close the book and bring a tear to your eye. This is a powerful read which starts slowly and very detailed but grips you with the warm hearts of the characters.

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                21.02.2010 13:07
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                great night out in London

                This was the first and best night club I have been too (so far). It is located a 30second walk from Farringdon underground station. From the outside it doesn't look like much except a HUGE queue. The longest i waited in this queue was a total of 2 hours for a "playaz night". Usually the queue is very long but does, however move steadily. The cost of the entry is around 15 pounds. Which although is expensive, the price is justified with a good night. The club opens its doors at about 10pm and finishes at 6am. The friday night sessions are quite intense with a standard night of of drum and bass. The "playaz night" which i mentioned earlier consists of a big line up of well known names including DJ Hype, Chase and Status, commix, Andy C, Fabio, Friction, to name a few. These are the best Fridays at fabric however once you've been a few times they do become a bit samey. Fabric is a very larg night club with 3 main rooms, 2 cloakrooms, a decent sized smoking area and a very interesting vibrating floor (this is in room one). Its quite dark with brickwork arches inside but there is good air conditioning and a very comfortable chill out area. This is a club people really go for the music and with drum and bass nights often follows a heavy amount of drugs. This starts from being offered drugs in the queue to a rather long and suspicious queue for the cubical toilets. the majority of the people inside the club have dilated pupils and locked jaws and seem to be sweating profusely but this is no reason to be put of the fabric crowd. Often the effect of the drug taken here is loved up and happy so you couldn't be with happier people. The age range varies from about 18-40 with the majority at about 25 but they all seem to be one happy chatty community and you can't help but be roped happily into their light hearted smiley aura. Who ever you are and whatever your wearing (a very relaxed dress code), you'll have a good night. The bar prices are pretty standard for a night out in London but compared to other clubs I've been to I'd say not too overpriced. There tap water is free (I think so half their customers don't end up passing out and dehydrated). The peak time to be here is around 2-3am when everything has really got going and the crowd is reaching its peak, but I'd say head down around 11 to avoid waiting in the queue for hours. Great club Great music Great crowd Great nightout.

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