GREENERY

Greenery may refer to any foliage of a plant, either live, freshly cut, or artificial. The term is used in the landscaping, interior design, and florist industries. Greenery is referred to nature. Nature is the natural, physical, material world or universe. Nature can be referred to as phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. Nature is very important for our living. It would be very difficult to live without nature. The study of nature is large.

Human beings are considered to an important part of nature. Human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena. The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of the several expansions of the original notion.

Nature can refer to the general realm of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects-the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth. It is often taken to mean the “natural environment” or “wilderness”-wild animals, rocks, forest, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention.

Greenery or Nature is very important for our living, life and our souls. We should take care of our surroundings and nature.

CHOCOLATES

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Chocolates are love. People just love consuming chocolates as they are very sweet and delicious. Chocolates are a preparation of roasted and ground cacao seeds that is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, which may be used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods.

The process of preparation of chocolates is that the seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor. After fermentation, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cacao nibs, which are then ground to cocoa mass, unadulterated chocolate in rough form. Once the cocoa mass is liquefied by heating, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor may also be cooled and processed into its two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

Chocolate is one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and many foodstuffs involving chocolate exist, particularly desserts, including cakes, pudding, mousse, chocolate brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Many candies are filled with sweetened chocolate. Chocolate bars are either made up of solid chocolate or other ingredients coated in chocolate, are eaten as snacks. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes are traditional on certain Western holidays, including Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Hanukkah. Chocolate is also used in hot and cold beverages, such as chocolate milk and hot chocolate, and in some alcoholic drinks, such as creme de cacao.

BTS: KOREAN BAND

BTS is a Korean band which is also known as Bangtan Boys. It is a seven member South Korean boys band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. It is composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook who write and produce much of their own output. It is a hip hop group. Their lyrics are very heart touching and are often focused on personal and social commentary. They touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself and individualism.

After debuting in 2013 with their single album 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS released their first Korean-language studio album, Dark and Wild, and Japanese-language studio album, Wake Up in 2014. The group’s second Korean studio album, Wings (2016), was their first to sell one million copies in South Korea. By 2017, BTS crossed into the global music market, leading the Korean Wave into the United States and breaking numerous sales records. They became the first Korean group to receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for their single “Mic Drop”. They topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their first Korean act with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018). BTS has become the fastest group.

BTS has sold over 20 million albums on the Gaon Music Chart. It is the best selling artist in South Korean history and hold the best selling album in South Korea. You must listen to their songs as they are very heart touching and people can relate to it. You will feel calm and relaxed.

MOVIE: POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rob Letterman. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures in association with Toho. It is the first live-action Pokemon film. The story was written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, and Nicole Perlman. Ryan Reynolds stars as the voice and facial motion capture of Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy in live-action roles.

The plot follows aspiring trainer Tim Goodman and the titular Pokemon as they attempt to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry. In the Pokemon Universe, Tim Goodman is a 21-year-old insurance adjuster who gave up his dream being a Pokemon trainer following the death of his mother and his estrangement from his father Harry, a police detective. Tim is contacted by the police of Ryme City, a city where humans and Pokemon battles are illegal. He is informed by Harry’s friend, Detective Hideo Yoshida, that Harry was killed in a car accident. Tim goes to Harry’s apartment to sort things out and meets Harry’s police partner, a deerstalker-clad amnesiac talking like Pikachu whom only Tim can understand while all others could only hear him saying “Pika-Pika”. Tim accidentally releases a mysterious purple gas from a vial he finds in Harry’s office. The pair escape from there and then Pikachu explains that after losing his memory following the crash, he believes that Harry also survived the crash as police never found his body. The rest what follows is thrilling as the pair tries to find out Harry. You should surely watch the action-packed movie and see whether they are successful in their mission or not.

Music has been given by Henry Jackman. The cinematography has been done by John Mathieson. The movie has been edited by Mark Sanger. The budget for the movie for $150 million and the box office has reached about $433 million. The ratings for this movie is extremely good and it is a must watch. You would enjoy and love watching this.

THE NEW NORMAL

After the COVID-19 pandemic, lifestyle of people have changed completely. It has placed the whole world at a standstill where nations are going into lockdowns and facing the crisis. Still there is no specific time and information that when will the situations stabilize and everything will become normal. However, people are learning valuable lessons through this global crisis and life after COVID is sure to change for the better.

People have learned to live with the bare essentials during the lockdown. Healthy home-cooked meals have replaced junk food. Closed shopping malls highlighted the futility of mindless consumerism. As pollution levels went down and nature flourished, people realized the necessity of a sustainable lifestyle for the health of the planet. In the future, more environment-friendly ways to operate will undoubtedly emerge, like remote working to save fuel and online paperless transactions. The people are more likely to get simple yet rewarding lifestyle, reducing consumption, increasing saving as precautions against future income uncertainties. The protection of the earth and the next generation is going to drive a majority of life-choices.

During these difficult times, families are working together to protect all its members from harm. Every member is assisting in household chores, along with caring for the children and the elders and developing stronger bonds. Post-lockdown as well, the virus will take time to be completely eradicated, making social distancing and other measures a part of the long-term future. Rather than going outdoors, people will choose to relax and unwind with their family members. Thus, the lockdown brought the importance of family into focus.

Even after the curve of coronavirus spread flattens, the virus will probably continue to exist. Wearing masks, using hand-sanitizers, and maintaining physical distances will be the new normal. In this situation, to reduce the chances of contamination, educational institutes will need to modernize their teaching techniques with smart technologies. During the lockdown, parents are homeschooling their children efficiently, and schools are taking online classes. As parents will prefer to shield small children from exposures until the coronavirus threat passes, virtual classrooms might take over conventional teaching methods.

As people work together in breaking the chain of coronavirus infection, a better world is emerging. The tough times are sure to pass, leaving behind the wisdom of practicing compassion and caring for what genuinely matters in life, like the welfare of the family members. People have realized the need for precautions and are taking steps against future contingencies to keep the future generations safe.

FOOD

Food is any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth. We all need food and water. It is consumed to provide nutritional support to the body. It consists of essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism’s cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. Different species of animals have different feeding behaviours that satisfy the needs of their unique metabolisms.

TYPES OF FOOD

a) Adulterated Food- Adulteration is a legal term meaning that a food product fails to meet the legal standards. One form of adulteration is an addition of another substance to a food item in order to increase the quantity of the food item in raw form or prepared form, which may result in the loss of actual quality of food item. Among meat and meat products some of the items used to adulterate are water or ice, carcasses, or carcasses of animals other than animal meant to be consumed.

b) Camping Food- Camping food includes ingredients which are used to prepare food suitable for backcountry camping and backpacking. The foods differ substantially from the ingredients found in a typical home kitchen. The primary differences relate to camper’s and backpacker’s special needs for foods that have appropriate cooking time, perishability, weight and nutritional content.

c) Diet Food- Diet food is also known as dietetic food. It refers to any food or beverage whose recipe is altered to reduce fat, carbohydrates, adhore sugar in order to make it part of a weight loss program or diet. Such foods are usually intended to assist in weight loss or a change in body type, although bodybuilding supplements are designed to aid in gaining weight or muscle.

d) Finger Food- Finger food is meant to be eaten directly using the hands, in contrast to foods eaten with a knife and fork, spoon, chopsticks, or other utensils. In some cultures food is almost always eaten with the hands.

e) Fresh Food- Fresh food is that which has not been preserved and not spoiled yet. For vegetables and fruits, this means that they have been recently harvested and treated properly postharvest. Dairy products are fresh and will spoil quickly. Thus, fresh cheese is cheese which has not been dried or salted for aging. Sourced cream may be considered fresh. Fresh food is not dried, smoked, salted, frozen, canned, pickled or otherwise preserved.

f) Frozen Food- Frozen food preserves from the time it is prepared to the time it is eaten. Since early times, farmers, fishermen, and trappers have preserved grains and produce in unheated buildings during the winter season. Freezing food slows down decomposition by turning residual moisture into ice. Preserving food in domestic kitchens during modern times is achieved using household freezers.

g) Healthy Food- Healthy food is food marketed to provide human health effects beyond a normal healthy diet required for human nutrition. Foods which are considered as healthy may be part of one or more categories such as, natural foods, organic foods, whole foods, vegetarian foods or dietary supplements. A healthy diet is a diet that helps to maintain or improve overall health. It provides the body with essential nutrients, macronutrients, micronutrients, and adequate calories.

h) Natural Food- Natural foods are widely used terms in food labelling and marketing with a variety of definitions. The term is often assumed to imply on foods that are not processed and whose ingredients are all natural products. They do not contain any food additives such as antibiotics, sweeteners, food colors or flavorings.

i) Organic Food- Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming in general features practices that strive to cycle resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.

j) Traditional Food- Traditional foods are those dishes which are passed through generations or which have been consumed by many generations. They are traditional in nature and may have historic precedent in a national dish, regional cuisine or local cuisine. It may be produced as homemade, by restaurants and small manufacturers, and by large food processing plant facilities.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic design is the process of visual communication through the use of typography, photography, iconography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design. Graphic designs create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages.

SKILLS

The graphic design requires exceptional creativity and innovation with excellent time management and organisational skills. It requires accuracy and attention towards detail and an understanding of the latest trends. Elements can be incorporated in both traditional and digital forms, which involves the use of visual arts, typography, and page layout techniques.

TYPOGRAPHY- It is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The term typography is also applied to the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols created by the process. Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography. Typography also may be used as an ornamental and decorative device, unrelated to communication of information.

PHOTOGRAPHY- It is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light, chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. It is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing, and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, hobby and mass communication.

ICONOGRAPHY- It is a branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the interpretation of the content of images: the subjects depicted, the particular compositions and details used to do so, and the other elements which are distinct from artistic style.

ILLUSTRATION- It is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. An illustration is typically created by an illustrator. It also means providing an example either in writing or in picture form.

APPLICATIONS

Graphic design is applied to everything visual. Design can lead in selling a product or a idea. It is applied to products and elements of company identity such as logos, colors, packaging and text as part of advertising. Branding and advertising has become very important in the range of services offered by graphic designers. They often form a part of branding team. Graphic design is applied in the entertainment industry in decoration, scenery and visual story telling. From scientific journals to news reporting, the presentation of opinion and facts is improved with graphics and thoughtful compositions of visual information known as information design.

OCCUPATIONS

The graphic design career path is a great way to enjoy yourself, feel fulfilled by your work, and get paid well. It’s also a career that is very much in demand. The scope of graphic designing is that in IT firms Developers can design Web page/mobile apps mockups to get Client Approval before proceeding to code part. Graphic Designing can help Marketing Professional to present ideas visually in their presentation. Also, it will help them to fetch new ideas.

CHILDHOOD CARTOONS: DEFINE THE 90’S KIDS

Childhood without Cartoons is like bird without wings. We all loved watching Cartoons during our childhood all the time without any disturbance and wished having all of them in our real life so that we can play with them. Some of us still love watching Cartoons a lot. After watching them all our childhood memories are refreshed. They were the reason behind our smiles or tears sometimes.

From watching cartoons to watching Netflix and Prime Video, we all grew up. So, let’s bring back our memories by talking about some famous Cartoons which we all loved to watch.

  1. Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is an American animated franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is mainly based on the rivalry between a cat named TOM and a mouse named JERRY. It features comic fights between the iconic pair. The episodes were of a very short duration about 6-10 minutes in which both of them fight a lot. Tom makes strategies against Jerry to catch him and luminously Jerry doesn’t fall for any of them.

Music plays a very important role in the shorts, emphasizing the actions and lending emotions to the scene.

2. Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present, as well as their derivative media. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured teenagers Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, and their talking brown Great Dane named Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving supernatural creatures through a series of antics and mis-steps.

3. Popeye: The Sailor Man

Popeye: The Sailor Man is an American animated television series produced for King Features Syndicate TV that was released between 1960 and 1963 with 220 episodes produced. Popeye was the sailor who got super strength from eating spinach. He arrives in an awkward seaside village called Sweethaven Village to find his father. The series follows him, his girlfriend Olive Oyl and his arch-enemy Bluto in their day-to-day eccentricities.

4. Pokemon

Pokemon abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokemon: The Series is a Japanese anime television series. It was premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997, on TV Tokyo. The series made popular the fictional animals called “Pokemon”, which are trained to fight against each other. It follows the journey of 10-year-old aspiring Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his friends.

5. Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is a series of American animated short films produced by Walt Disney Productions. The series started in 1928 with Steamboat Willie and ended in 1953 with The Simple Things. Four additional shorts were released between 1983 and 2013. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, along with the help of a transportable device called Toodles, helped children in learning early math skills and identify shapes, patterns and numbers.