Monday, 26 January 2015

Big Hero 6: The Sweetest Thing!

You know, having a little brother is one of the best things in life, and I'm speaking from my own experience. Mine recently told me to watch Big Hero 6 because he knows I'm a sucker for animated movies, and I simply adored it.

Big Hero 6 comes from the same Walt Disney team that worked behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph"... Judging from my opinion, what a team it must be!

Baymax, the fatty clumsy robot, is purely the sweetest robotic character I've met and Hiro is just a genius kid struggling with the tragic death of his elder brother, Tadashi. They develop a very special bond during their adventurous search for justice in the city of San Fransokyo and they end up being best friends for life. Don't you just love a happy ending?

Newsflash: I cried. Like.. a lot. More than I'm happy to admit. 

But seriously, it's a beautiful story about family, friendship, love and lost, and you should go watch it right now! 

Your TopCrusher,

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Theory of Everything

I completely fell in love with Eddie Redmayne while watching The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking's biopic that turns out to be such a beautiful and truthful love story. He proved that he is a great actor, who certainly was up to the challenge of playing a very difficult character.

Eddie looks so sweet and so nerdy at the same time, he made me believe that I would actually fall in love with him too if I met him at that time. It's interesting to see the other perspective, while his body and his health were completely degrading after he was given only two years to live, and his wife, played by the gorgeous actress Felicity Jones, was always by his side, making sure that his talent and geniality had the chance to be noticed - and she was successful.

This movie made me think about the persistence that we need to go through life without losing our hope and will to live, not only because we're here - so we have to endure this anyway - but  because we want to make a difference, we want to stand out and shine while we are alive in this world, always pushing our own boundaries to be better. I have to say that it was really inspiring

After the movie, only one question remains, and I don't think we will ever know the answer. Where does time go? Wouldn't you like to know?

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Rebel Heart Baby!

Pop Queen
Once a rebel, always a rebel. When is Madonna going to stop being awesome? I preview the answer to this question is "never ever". The 56 year old unapologetic singer slash Pop Queen recently released six songs from her new album, Rebel Heart, and I found myself, once again, in love with her.

I've already had the pleasure to see The MDNA Tour in Portugal, which was the first and last time I saw Madonna in the flesh and it was one of the best live concerts I've ever seen. I'm 100% sure that, if she returns with a new tour, I'll be there again jumping around and dancing like a crazy person that just doesn't care! *crossing fingers*

Rebel Heart  featured co-producers like Diplo, Avicii or Kanye West, and after twelve unfinished songs were leaked, Madonna decided to present us with six official tracks: Living for Love, Devil Pray, Ghosttown, Unapologetic Bitch, Illuminati and Bitch I’m Madonna.

According to The New York Timesthe six-song preview of “Rebel Heart” features Madonna’s better side: as a savvy pop ear and musical team leader, and as a lyricist who sometimes ponders sin along with romance and fame.

I completely agree that these songs perfectly fit Madonna's style, it's like she finally returned to her impeccable pop roots and has decided to teach everyone how to do it properly. This is the song I've been listening in loop mode, and my favourite one so far:

"It might sound like I'm an unapologetic bitch,
but sometimes you know I gotta call it like it is"

Wise wise words from The Queen! *dancefloor hit for 2015*

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Je suis Charlie


Yesterday, three terrorists brutally attacked Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, leaving 12 people dead. These criminals are still hiding behind religion to justify monstrous crimes, spreading terror based on pure evilness. 

As a blogger
As a woman
As someone who believes in God and respects all religions
As a sister and a daughter
As a human being

I deeply condemn this acts of terror and I won't back down on my freedom of speech.

"L'amour est plus fort que la haine" - Love is stronger than hate!

It was a sad day for journalism, for cartoonists and for everyone who believes in freedom of expression. We cannot forget that a pen is also a powerful weapon, let's use it for a peaceful, united world.

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Portuguese hot stuff: Cristiano Ronaldo for Sacoor Brothers

Just in case you haven´t noticed, this blog is entirely written by three Portuguese babes... So, logically, at some point, we would have to bring the Portuguese hotness to the table

It's no novelty that the soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, as known as CR7, is our sports' pride and golden boy. I personally believe that he worked a lot to get to where he is and he certainly deserves the compliments!

Also, because he is a very ambitious and demanding person, he decided that his hotness alone wasn't enough, so he chose the major Russian hottie Irina Shayk to be his girlfriend. *high five*

As he is one of the most valuable players worldwide, everything he touches or represents turns to gold immediately: this is the power of the marketing and advertising brains! He already gave his image to companies like Nike, Tag Heuer, Armani, ClearJacob & Co., among many others, including his own brand, CR7. He is a great ambassador for any brand, and those who can buy his face next to their logo should be happy to pay.

Contrary to what's usual, he is not showing his abs on this new campaign for the Portuguese brand Sacoor Brothers, and he looks classy as hell. This is kind of a Mr. Grey thing, but he looks like a boss, and I bet this suit and tie will sell out across their national and international stores.

See, I don't want to be biased, but clearly, my country has some hot stuff.

Your TopCrusher,

Sunday, 4 January 2015

5 ways to stay healthy this Winter

Hey, let's not start judging ok? Just to be clear, this is not a New Year's resolution post. Nevertheless,
I thought I could give you some suggestions to start a new year with a healthy lifestyle, because, my friends, I'm not sure if you noticed but without health, you can't do much. Let's treat our bodies like they deserve and let the rewards come throughout an awesome year!

Winter is always a tough season, as all we want to do is stay on our couch watching our favourite TV shows, eating cookies with our hot chocolate mug on our side to the rescue! You're guilty, hum? Me too, I already posted about it on a rainy Sunday.

So, here are some tips on how to keep an healthy lifestyle during these difficult times:

1. Watch your hands 
This is the time where we tend to cough and sneeze a lot, so it's easier for viruses and bacteria to spread if we don't wash our hands frequently. This is the best way to stop the bacteria and germs from spreading, so let's keep the 20 second hand wash in mind!

2. Exercise 
No kidding? Just look at it on the bright side: at least you are already getting fit for Summer! You will feel better and have more energy. Most importantly, you will burn calories and prevent gaining those extra pounds from all the comfort eating you have been doing.  

3. Drink a lot of tea
It's equally important to stay hydrated during Winter, so if it's too cold for you to drink the amount of water your body needs, just replace it with tea. It's hot and it will be easier for you to drink it regularly without freezing your brain

4. Supplements 
Sometimes, even if you have balanced eating habits, it's just not enough for your body to get all the vitamins it needs. This is a good time to get an expert's opinion on what supplements would help your nutrition during Winter, according to your lifestyle. 

5. Stay cozy

See, it's not all bad! You have earned the right to stay on your couch all day on a rainy weekend, because it's freezing cold outside and this kind of temperatures can cause serious health problems. It's also a good time to catch up with all the sleep you didn't have on the previous months. Sleep deprived people are jeopardizing their immune system, so go ahead, you have an excuse! 

I hope these tips will help you improve your Winter lifestyle and, ultimately, your Winter hotness!

Your TopCrusher,