A look at Katy Perry’s best works

Katy Perry has been one to influence many with her music for the last decade. From having intimate acoustic sets to selling out arenas worldwide, Katy has reached the hearts of millions regardless of their gender and age. As a fan, it’s a bit disappointing to notice the gradual disappearance of the old Katy whose music was more real than her newer releases. In spite of this, she still has great music to boast and here are my favorite Katy Perry albums of all time.

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One of the Boys

With “Waking Up in Vegas” and “Thinking of You” in the album, it was a big success almost 10 years ago. The record is so good I still listen to it like I was doing so in 2008. All of the tracks on the album are equally great, even those which people don’t usually hear of.

Among Katy’s best albums on this list, “One of the Boys” is my ultimate favorite.

Prism

A little darker than “Teenage Dream,” “Prism” showed a different side of Katy that wasn’t evident on her previous records. It’s the album where she let out her feelings about her divorce from then-husband, Russell Brand. “Roar” was an upbeat success for the album that had adults and kids dancing and singing along.

Teenage Dream

“California Girls” was a dream come true for Katy. With the extravagant set and the abundance of candies, she surely had a fun time shooting the music video. Following the release of “One of the Boys,” this certainly was something out of the box.

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Hi, I’m Kimberly Wang Dey, a California-based account manager for a kitchen supply company catering to restaurants in the state. I enjoy listening to music, and I adore Katy Perry. For more on the things I love, follow me on Facebook.

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A look at Katy Perry’s best works

Various ways to wear brooches

Brooches and pins have long histories in clothing. These accessories have been making men and women look good, adding accents to their style. There are vintage ones and there those that are made with a modern taste. And jewelry experts are constantly on the lookout for great lapel pins and brooches, and wearing one in an impressive sense would surely catch their attention.

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For women

Brooches can be worn for all occasions. If your attire is formal, add a brooch over your bust to add a glow to your ensemble. Placement plays a big role when you want to wear your pin better. For some dresses and blouses, you may pin on the center, depending on your blouse’s cut. It’s best to place the pin on the center of a buttoned-up collar.

For corporate meetings, it would be good to accentuate your blazer by placing a brooch on its lapel. Also, don’t let your old, plain bags become boring. Give them life by pinning one of your brooches to one of its top corners.

For men

Lapel pins, worn just below the collar of a man’s suit, are great additions to a well-fitted suit. Although pins have no distinct purpose, men wear these accessories as a way to represent their organization of affiliation. Solely decorative, lapel pins have different styles. From screws to pins, a lapel pin adds grace to the total look of a man.

Today, it’s becoming common for men to wear these pins again. Personally, I would love to see more men donning lapel pins.

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Hi there! I’m Kimberly Wang Dey, born and raised in California. I’m an account manager of a kitchen supply company catering to restaurants across the state. I collect vintage brooches and mix them with new styles for everyday wear. Follow me on Facebook to know more about my interests.

Various ways to wear brooches

Superb Kitchen Instruments: The Old Reliable Wok

There are some kitchen instruments that never escape the list of necessary items for a chef. One very common instrument here is the wok, which originated from China, and has quite an interesting story to tell.

Its simple genius lies in its round-bottomed shape along with its wide opening, which both equip the chef with a lot of options in cooking.

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Because of the unique shape of the wok, it is a very good stir-fryer. Whether the chef is cooking rice or vegetables, the wok’s shape allows the chef to turn over what he is cooking easily, even without the help of a ladle. He only needs to master the flick of the wrist. Also, the shape ensures that the contents do not fall off the edge.

The wok is also a very effective steamer. One only needs to place a smaller container at the center of the pan, and let the boiling water do the trick. In fact, the Chinese love to do this by placing chopsticks as a base of support for the item to be steamed.

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The wok comes with ample depth, which allows the chef to cook items that come with a lot of liquid, as typified by stews and soups. For the same reason, the wok is also good for boiling and deep frying.

It makes a lot of sense that what was once a very crude Chinese cooking instrument has found its way to many commercial and household kitchens. It can’t be denied that the wok is among the most reliable must-haves in any kitchen today.

Kimberly Wang Dey, an account manager in a kitchen supply company in San Francisco, caters to the kitchen needs of some of California’s best restaurants. For more about kitchen equipment, read this blog.

Superb Kitchen Instruments: The Old Reliable Wok

What Penmanship Can Say About a Person

An individual’s penmanship reveals a lot about his personality. Here are some interesting things to note about what one’s handwriting can reveal about a person.

An individual who writes large letters may actually have a need to be understood. In many cases, such penmanship also shows a desire to connect with other people. If the handwriting is small, this could mean that a person is very shy, and as it gets smaller, the more likely it is that the person is introverted.

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If the handwriting is slanted to the right, this signifies that a person is more of a giver, who is intuitive toward the feelings of other people. If the words are mostly upright, this means that the person is logical, and applies balance in most of his affairs. If it is slanted to the left, this can mean that a person is generally reserved, is more careful, and is not inclined to takes risks.

If a person’s handwriting shows heavy pressure on the pen, this shows a natural need for control. It may mean that the person takes a very hands-on approach to life. Light handwriting pressure means that a person is more adventurous and spontaneous and that he enjoys a lot of freedom and unpredictability.

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These are a just a few basic ideas that calligraphists share, but truly the most sophisticated analysis of handwriting can uncover about 5,000 distinct personality traits in human beings.

Kimberly Wang Dey works an account manager in a kitchen supply company in San Francisco that caters to the kitchen needs of some of California’s best restaurants. When she’s not busy at work, she spends time on her calligraphy and penmanship. For more updates, subscribe to her blog.

What Penmanship Can Say About a Person

What penmanship can say about a person

An individual’s penmanship reveals a lot about his personality. Here are some interesting things to note about what one’s handwriting can reveal about a person.

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                                                                  Image source: more.com

An individual who writes large letters may actually have a need to be understood. In many cases, such penmanship also shows a desire to connect with other people. If the handwriting is small, this could mean that a person is very shy, and as it gets smaller, the more likely it is that the person is introverted.

If the handwriting is slanted to the right, this signifies that a person is more of a giver, who is intuitive toward the feelings of other people. If the words are mostly upright, this means that the person is logical, and applies balance in most of his affairs. If it is slanted to the left, this can mean that a person is generally reserved, is more careful, and is not inclined to takes risks.

If a person’s handwriting shows heavy pressure on the pen, this shows a natural need for control. It may mean that the person takes a very hands-on approach to life. Light handwriting pressure means that a person is more adventurous and spontaneous and that he enjoys a lot of freedom and unpredictability.

These are a just a few basic ideas that calligraphists share, but truly the most sophisticated analysis of handwriting can uncover about 5,000 distinct personality traits in human beings.

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Kimberly Wang Dey works an account manager in a kitchen supply company in San Francisco that caters to the kitchen needs of some of California’s best restaurants. When she’s not busy at work, she spends time on her calligraphy and penmanship. For more updates, subscribe to her blog.

What penmanship can say about a person

Superb kitchen instruments: The old reliable wok

There are some kitchen instruments that never escape the list of necessary items for a chef. One very common instrument here is the wok, which originated from China, and has quite an interesting story to tell.

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                                                             Image source: eatwell101.com

Its simple genius lies in its round-bottomed shape along with its wide opening, which both equip the chef with a lot of options in cooking.

Because of the unique shape of the wok, it is a very good stir-fryer. Whether the chef is cooking rice or vegetables, the wok’s shape allows the chef to turn over what he is cooking easily, even without the help of a ladle. He only needs to master the flick of the wrist. Also, the shape ensures that the contents do not fall off the edge.

The wok is also a very effective steamer. One only needs to place a smaller container at the center of the pan, and let the boiling water do the trick. In fact, the Chinese love to do this by placing chopsticks as a base of support for the item to be steamed.

The wok comes with ample depth, which allows the chef to cook items that come with a lot of liquid, as typified by stews and soups. For the same reason, the wok is also good for boiling and deep frying.

It makes a lot of sense that what was once a very crude Chinese cooking instrument has found its way to many commercial and household kitchens. It can’t be denied that the wok is among the most reliable must-haves in any kitchen today.

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Kimberly Wang Dey, an account manager in a kitchen supply company in San Francisco, caters to the kitchen needs of some of California’s best restaurants. For more about kitchen equipment, read this blog.

Superb kitchen instruments: The old reliable wok

Put it in Writing: Developing Calligraphy Skills

Calligraphy is quickly gaining popularity among the young and the old. When scrolling through Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook feeds, it’s impossible not to see a handwritten quote with exquisite lettering. These days, people are going back to the old “non-digital” stuff—coloring books, film cameras, and of course, lettering. Why are these trends making a comeback? My guess is that it’s because people are getting fatigued from all their gadgets.

Sometimes, everyone has to spend a good amount of time away from technology. Which is why I love calligraphy. The art form trains me to be focused on one thing. It’s a discipline. Trying my best to copy the strokes from a lettering book is a serious business that I end up doing it for hours. Despite the sore arm and ink-stained fingers, at least, I spent a significant amount of time away from all the distractions. The output? Finely written motivational phrases on fancy paper that I could be proud of.

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Developing calligraphy skills—though it looks simple—entails a lot of time and effort. It requires you to sit down and take every letter into consideration until it becomes a word and so on. With our fast-paced lives, sometimes we let things pass us by that we end up missing details. Not so with a hobby like this. Being mindful of every stroke helps me become more aware of my thoughts and my feelings. It’s like therapy. In the end, I feel focused and ready to take on more tasks.

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Hi, I’m Kimberly Dey Wang. When I’m not working for a kitchen supply company, I am busy perfecting my calligraphy skills. Follow me on Facebook for calligraphy tips and tricks.

Put it in Writing: Developing Calligraphy Skills