Life In Top 10

Top Selection of 10 top categories

The Shawshank Redemption

The best movies are the ones that touch the soul. It takes a movie like The Shawshank Redemption to really touch the soul.


Outstanding, intelligent, layered writing. There are multiple mysteries here, and for every answer we get, more questions emerge.

World of Warcraft

Here is the online role-playing game you should play, no matter who you are. Such high quality simply cannot be expected, nor should it be missed.

Paris, France

Paris is today one of the world's leading business and culturalcenters, and its influences in various aspects all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades.

Justin Bieber - Baby

As of February 2012, Justin Bieber singing "baby" reached 715,980,703 views on You Tube. .

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karennina

Anna Karenina is widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered this book his first true novel..


The mojito is one of the most famous rum-based highballs. There are several versions of the mojito.


As of February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users!.


Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Editor’s Top 10 List May 2012

1. Top Movie
"Man on a Ledge"

Plot: As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion...

2. Top TV Series

Plot: Centers on a young woman who is welcomed into a community filled with people who don't know she's only there to exact revenge on those who had destroyed her family.
3. Top Song
"David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia"

The music video for "Titanium" was directed by David Wilson.  
A 14-second preview of the video was uploaded to Guetta's official Youtube account on December 16, 2011. The preview showed a young boy (played by actor Ryan Lee) in the smoky woods running away from a SWAT team of men. The video then closes with the caption. The full video premiered online on December 21,2011.

4. Top Video
"Walk off the Earth - Somebody That I Used to Know"


5. Top Book
"Rudyard Kipling - Captains Courageous"

Plot: Harvey Cheyne is the son of a wealthy railroad magnate raised (and quite thoroughly spoiled) by his over-indulgent parents. Washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, the young Harvey cannot persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince them of his wealth. However, the Captain of the We're Here, Disko Troop, offers him a job as part of the crew until they return to port. With no other choice, Harvey accepts.

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
"Diablo 3"

The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series, twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Deckard Cain and his niece Leah are in the Tristram Cathedral investigating ancient texts regarding an ominous prophecy. Suddenly, a mysterious star falling from the sky strikes the Cathedral, creating a deep crater into which Deckard Cain disappears.

8. Top Travel Destination
"Azores, Portugal"

The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about 1,500 km (930 mi) west of Lisbon and about 1,900 km (1,200 mi) southeast of Newfoundland. The islands, and their economic exclusion zone, form the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. Its main industries are: agriculture, dairy farming (for cheese and butter products primarily), livestock ranching, fishing and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region; added to which, the government of the Azores employs a large percentage of the population directly or indirectly in many aspects of the service and tertiary sectors.

9. Top Food

 Coated in golden crumbs, each risotto ball holds a treasure of gooey mozzarella - no wonder they're a favorite Italian snack. 

Preparation Time

30 minutes
Cooking Time
45 minutes
28 balls


1L (4 cups) chicken stock  
1 tbs olive oil  
1 brown onion, finely chopped  
  2 garlic cloves, crushed  
  330g (1 1/2 cup) arborio rice  
 40g (1/2 cup) shredded parmesan  
 4 eggs  
  180g (2 cups) dried (packaged) breadcrumbs  
 150g (1 cup) plain flour  
  100g mozzarella, cut into 1.5cm pieces  
  Vegetable oil, to deep-fry  
  Tomato relish or chutney, to serve  
  Bought marinated olives, to serve  
  Bought marinated feta, to serve

  1. Place the stock in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring just to the boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Hold at a gentle simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  3. Add the rice to the onion mixture and cook, stirring, until the grains appear slightly glassy. Add a ladleful (about 125ml/1/2 cup) of the simmering stock to the rice mixture and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the liquid is completely absorbed. Continue to add the stock, 1 ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing the liquid to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful, for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender yet firm to the bite and the risotto is creamy. Stir in the parmesan. Set aside for 2-3 hours to cool completely. Add 2 eggs and stir until well combined.
  4. Place the breadcrumbs on a large plate. Place the flour in a bowl. Crack the remaining eggs into a separate bowl and use a fork to lightly whisk. Use wet hands to shape 2 tablespoons of the risotto mixture into a ball. Press your thumbs into the centre of the ball to make an indent. Place a piece of mozzarella in the indent, then mould the risotto mixture around the mozzarella to enclose. Repeat with the remaining risotto mixture and mozzarella to make 28 balls.
  5. Roll the risotto balls in the flour and shake off any excess. Dip in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs, pressing to coat. Place on a large plate. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Add enough oil in a large saucepan to reach a depth of 5cm. Heat to 190°C over medium-high heat (when the oil is ready a cube of bread will turn golden in 10 seconds). Add 7 risotto balls to the oil and cook, turning occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat, in 3 more batches, with the remaining risotto balls, reheating the oil between batches.
  7. Place the risotto balls on a serving plate and serve with tomato chutney and marinated olives and feta.
10. Top Drink
  "Watermelon Margarita"


  1 1/2 ounce(s) Don Julio Blanco Tequil
   1/2 ounce(s) lime juice
 1/4 ounce(s) agave syrup
 1 slice(s) watermelon


Muddle watermelon and agave syrup, add rest of ingredients, and shake well. Double strain into a frozen martini glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.

Official Top 10 List May 2012

Top Movie
"Men in Black III"

 Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Director:Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers:Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham (Malibu comic)
Stars:Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin

Top TV Series
  House M.D.

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
Creator:David Shore
Stars:Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps and Robert Sean Leonard

Top Song
"Call Me Maybe

Music video by Carly Rae Jepsen performing Call Me Maybe.

Top Video


Top Book
  "The Age of Miracles"
“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it.
I doubt it very much.”
Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.
Top Website

 "Amazon", an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer.The company also produces consumer electronics - notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader - and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
Amazon has separate retail websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. It is also expected to launch its websites in Poland,Netherlands and Sweden.

Top Pc Game

Terra is a virtual world played from the first-person perspective with one of several vehicles, originally limited to a medium tank (Rhino), light scout vehicle (Goat), or a heavy long-range self-propelled howitzer (Buffalo). A light attack helicopter (Shrike) was added sometime in 1997 and several other vehicle types have been added since, including a heavy tank (Armadillo) and fast laser-armed recon vehicles both land (Scarab) and air (Phoenix). Also, stationary fort defenses which existed from the start of the game (Thugs) as AI's have been made player-usable.
The game has some role-playing aspects to it as each player makes a character whose statistics are tracked continuously. Each player aligns themselves with a clan, and all players start in one of two clans called the "Desert Rats" or "AMOK". Players move from these two beginner/introductory clans by either pledging to existing primary clans or by forming their own clans.

Top Travel Destination
 US Virgin Island

The Virgin Islands of the United States are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.
The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.4 km2).
As of the 2000 census the population was 108,612, mostly composed by those of Afro-Caribbean descent. Tourism is the primary economic activity, although there is a significant manufacturing sector.
Top Food
Smoked Brisket


    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 tablespoons Spanish paprika
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon celery salt
    1 tablespoon lemon pepper
    1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 (5 to 8 pound) beef brisket (flat cut)
    4 cups oak or hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained
    1 cup apple juice
    1 1/2 cups your favorite BBQ sauce, for serving


Special equipment: spray bottle for apple juice
Combine all the spices in a bowl, mix well. Pat the spice rub onto the meat, making sure to heavily season the entire surface area of the brisket. Cover or wrap the brisket and let it sit at room temperature while getting the smoker or charcoal grill fired up. Do not leave at room temperature for longer than 1 hour.
The grill is ready when the charcoal has burned to a white ash. If using a grill instead of a smoker, arrange the coals on 1 side of the grill, leaving an area large enough for the brisket to cook indirectly with no coals directly underneath the meat.
When the grill has reached 200 to 225 degrees F, scatter 1/4 of the wood chips over the coals, close the grate, put the brisket on the grill and close the lid.
Maintain a 200 to 225 degree F cooking temperature inside the grill, adding coals every 2 hours or as necessary. Add wood chips and spray the brisket with apple juice every time you add new coals. Try not to lift the lid of the grill at any other time.
When the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer (after about 4 to 5 hours), remove it from the grill and double wrap in aluminum foil to keep the juices from leaking out. Return the brisket to the grill (or smoker) The brisket is finished cooking when it is very tender and reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees F, about another 1 to 2 hours. Let rest for 45 minutes, then unwrap and slice. Serve with BBQ sauce on the side.

Top Drink
"The Old Cuban"


    1 handful fresh mint leaves (about 1 large sprig) plus more for garnish
    1 1/2 ounces aged rum
    1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
    1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar or 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
    2 dashes bitters, (recommended: Angostura)
    Ice cubes
    1 1/2 to 2 ounces dry Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine


Muddle the mint leaves with the rum, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready when the shaker mists up.) Pour the muddled liquid into a chilled champagne flute, holding back the ice, but letting some of the mint leaves fall into the glass. Add enough Champagne to almost fill the glass to the top. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Drink.
Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

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