Thursday, April 19, 2012

Editor’s Weekly Top 10 List 18/4/12 – 25/4/12

1. Top Movie
"Intouchables (2011)"
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Writers: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny

2. Top TV Series
"The Vampire Diaries - Season 3"
The vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, eternal adolescents, having been leading 'normal' lives, hiding their bloodthirsty condition, for centuries, moving on before their non-aging is noticed. They are back in the Virginia town where they became vampires, as high school students. Stefan is noble, denying himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to control his evil brother Damon. Stefan falls in love with schoolgirl Elena, whose best friend is a witch, like her grandma. 

3. Top Song
"Adele – Someone Like You"
An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava and it was filmed in Paris. The video showed Adele walking alone through the streets with a sad look on her face. Critics praised the video for being simple and perfect for the sound of the song. Adele performed the song on several award and television shows including the 2011 BRIT Awards.

4. Top Video
"Lionel Messi - From an Ordinary Boy to a Legend"

5. Top Book
"Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time"
Was there a beginning of time?, Could time run backwards? and Is the universe infinite are just some of the questions considered in this book for the non-scientific layman. The author begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein and then delves into the secrets which lie at the heart of space and time.
Publisher: Bantam Books

6.Top Website
Priceline is the parent company of the European organization Established in 1996, is the world's leading online hotel reservations agency by room nights sold, attracting over 30 million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both leisure and business markets worldwide. offers many types of property, ranging from small independent hotels to a five star luxury through The website is available in 41 languages and offers over 180,000 hotels in 155 countries.

7. Top Pc Game
"Microsoft Flight"
The game was officially released on February 29 2012. Previously limited details were released on Flight, but Microsoft suggested that its realism and accuracy will appeal to flying enthusiasts, while new types of gameplay will appeal to newcomers. The game is integrated with the Games for Windows – Live platform, which allows players with Live accounts to join and host multiplayer sessions using a Gamertag. The introduction of Live means that the GameSpy client will no longer be in use.

8. Top Travel Destination
Cuba is considered a tropical paradise which it is the most famous and largest of the West Indies islands, located immediately south of the Tropic of Cancer in the Caribbean Sea and separated by the Strait of Florida USA which has a length of 145 km. It is a slightly arched island, 1255 kilometers long, with an inclination to the southeast. The nearest neighbor of this country is Haiti, which is 77 km, area 110 922 km2 of Cuba offers visitors a variety of landscapes worth admired. 

9. Top Food
"Shrimp Linguine Alfredo"
40 small shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (12 ounce) package linguine pasta
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 tablespoons diced onion
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup half-and-half
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
4 sprigs fresh parsley
4 slices lemon, for garnish

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic over medium heat until tender. Add shrimp and saute over high heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Stir in half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
Place pasta in a serving dish, and cover with shrimp sauce. Sprinkle with black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

10. Top Drink
 Oz Tequila
 1 Oz Orange liqueur (always prefer cointreau, but a simple triple sec is good enough)
Juice of 1 lime or lemon (we always prefer limes!)
 0.5 Oz of simple syrup or Lime Cordial
   8 Ice cubes or crushed ice
     Step 1: Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
     Step 2: Add 8 ice cubes
     Step 3: Add the fresh lime juice or just squeeze a whole lime inside
     Step 4: Shake it hard! 12 times at least
     Step 5: Strain the cocktail into your chilled glass or strain over ice (margarita on the rocks)
     Step 6: Place a lime peel on the rim of the glass or put salt on the rim of the glass. If you want to "salt your rim" check out our cocktail guru tip at the bottom of this page.
     Step 7: Drink or serve it, your Perfect Margarita is ready to drink!
     You can also use:
Premium tequila's like Patron or Don Julio, they cost more but you will be sure to taste their quality.

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