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forever love green tea via @aureliadiesel on instagram

My usual. #love #tea

DKNY shopping spree via @aureliadiesel on instagram

#tbt to #DKNY shopping spree in #NYC ~ still some of the best items in my closet. #luckyinstameet #fashion #pots #shopping #blogger

shopping dkny bloomingdales via @aureliadiesel on instagram

While everyone else is getting ready for the #superbowl I’m _____ (fill in the blank) #DKNY

February the month of love via @aureliadiesel on instagram

♡February is my favorite month♡ It’s the shortest, but also my birthday month.#love

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♡My bear♡ All he wants is a nap… #cute #sleepy #pet #dog #bear

live laugh love quote via @aureliadiesel on instagram

#quote #instaquote #life #inspiration #laugh

fishtail braid green dkny sweater selfia via @aureliadiesel on instagram

Fishtail Today. #braid #hair #tgif

fishtail braid green dkny sweater selfia via @aureliadiesel on instagram

#Selfie #Saturday of yesterday’s fishtail #braid … Sweater: #DKNY

chocolate layer cake dessert via @aureliadiesel on instagram

Chocolate layer cake…no it’s not for me. #dessert #chocolate #cake #instafood

SHINee’s Jonghyun ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Images Hit the Web

Over the past couple of days SM Entertainment has started to release teaser images for Korean pop band, SHINee’s fourth mini-album, Sherlock. Now after releasing 4 of the 5 members teaser images (Minho, Taemin, Onew and Key) the photos of Jonghyun have been revealed. These two images were posted on Twitter, as SHINee’s Official Website is slow to load and we have yet to see a third image.

SHINee’s Sherlock will be released on March 21, 2012.

Sherlock will also be made available on the iTunes Store on March 19, 2012 so international fans can have early access!

The boys are currently filming the first music video for the album.

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Jonghyun is the only SHINee member known to have an official twitter – you can follow him at @realjonghyun90

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will be keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

See AureliaDiesel’s articles about Minho, Taemin, Onew and Key’s teaser photos.

Let us know what you think of the Sherlock teasers in the comments!

SHINee’s Key ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Photos Unveiled

After releasing teaser images of SHINee band members, Minho, Taemin and Onew, SM Entertainment has now revealed the teaser images for Key on SHINee’s official website. The last set of teaser images (Jonghyun) are expected to be released tomorrow evening on SHINee’s website.

SHINee’s fourth mini-album, Sherlock, will be released on March 21, 2012.

SHINee is currently filming the first music video for the album.

Image courtesy of allkpop

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will be keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

Assassin’s Creed III: Main Character Named + Game Details

Image courtesy of Gameinformer

For gamers, and particularly those who are fans of the Assassin’s Creed series, the past week has been very exciting. At the beginning of the week, Ubisoft didn’t just drop hints regarding their latest video game, Assassin’s Creed III . The video game development company, based in Montreal, chose to reveal the box art that the game will be packaged in, as well as many details regarding the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. The magazine, GameInformer, revealed the Assassin’s Creed III cover featured on the April issue of the publication. The first trailer for the game was also released by Ubisoft, garnering much attention for what looks to be an incredible game.

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SHINee’s Onew ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Images Released

After releasing teaser images of both SHINee members, Taemin and Minho, SM Entertainment has now revealed Onew’s teaser photos on SHINee’s official website. The rest of the teaser images will be released on SHINee’s official site over the next couple of days.

SHINee’s 4th mini-album, Sherlock, is set to be released on March 21.

Also, the members of SHINee are currently filming the first music video for the album.

Image courtesy of allkpop

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will be keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

SHINee’s Taemin ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Photos Revealed

The first teaser photos for the Korean Pop band, SHINee’s upcoming Album, Sherlock, were released yesterday. The images featured SHINee’s member, Minho, and revealed that the album concept will be about SHINee taking on the role of ‘french boys’. The second set of teaser images released, features the youngest (maknae) member of the band, Taemin. To see the rest of Taemin’s teaser images, visit the official SHINee website at http://shinee.smtown.com/. The rest of the teaser images will be released on SHINee’s official site over the next couple of days.

SHINee’s 4th mini-album, Sherlock, is set to be released on March 21.

Also, the members of SHINee are currently filming the first music video for the album.

To see AureliaDiesel‘s post on Minho’s teaser images, click here.

Image courtesy of allkpop

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

Minho Featured in SHINee’s First Teaser for their Fourth Mini-Album, ‘Sherlock’

Attention Shawols & Kpop fans!

One of the most anticipated kpop band comebacks of the year has been that of the popular boy group SHINee. Now the wait for their first teaser image is over. According to the ‘teasers’, SHINee’s fourth mini-album will be titled, Sherlock. Apparently SHINee is going with a ‘french boys’ concept for this new mini-album. The rest of the teaser images will be posted on SHINee’s Official Website in the coming days. The boys are also in the midst of filming the first music video for the album.

Image courtesy of Soompi

So, Shawols, what do you think? Are you still excited for SHINee’s comeback, or are you a bit hesitant after seeing the first teaser images?

Sherlock will be released on March 21. For more information, read Soompi’s article about the teaser images here.

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

Google+’s ‘Personal Results’: What it means for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

There’s only one reason I wanted a Google account – so I could have a YouTube Channel. Other than that, I wasn’t really interested in having a Gmail or a Google+ account. However, thanks to Google’s ‘account integration’, signing up for YouTube means getting a Google account. My Google account has actually come in handy, and I’ve been able to utilize it’s many features such as Google Talk, Google Docs and more. I was even more impressed with Google+ than I thought I’d be – even if it’s nowhere near as popular as Facebook. However, there is one thing that irks me about my Google account, and that is Google’s ‘personal results’ feature.

‘Personal results’ works like this – if you are logged into a Google account, and you search for something (in Google), Google will then bring up your ‘personal results’. These results take up much of the first page, and are based on your Google+ account. Now, you can turn them off by pressing the little globe picture that shows up in the top right-hand corner of the search window…

But this still begs the question, “How does Google really determine its searches?” Even if you do turn off the ‘personal results’ if you close the browser window and open a new one, the ‘personal results’ will be turned back on and you have to turn them off again. It may be possible that even just having a Google account may give you better ‘search engine optimization,’ and make you more likely to appear early on in the Google search engine. This is really just more proof that social media is greatly influencing SEO (and the internet in general), so if you ever wondered if all the social media is truly necessary – this just goes to show you how important it really is. This is why people shouldn’t be so quick to throw Google+ under the bus. Having a Google+ account means you’re more likely to appear when people search for you (if you’re connected to them in some way, of course). Even if people can turn off their ‘personal results’, they’ll view that information at some point, because it is not possible to permanently turn off the ‘personal results’. People may get so annoyed with always having to remember to turn this setting off that they will either: Discontinue their Google account usage, or (the more likely scenario) just stop messing with the settings in general. This means that having a Google+ account could very well improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). That’s why Google+ is different than Facebook. Yes, Facebook results show up early on in Google search results, but are they highlighted like the Google+ results? No. Google+ is different because of Google’s power over what people see on the internet – even more so than Facebook. Facebook controls the results you seeinFacebook, but Google+ controls the information you see every time you use the Google search engine.

Still wondering if you should get a Google+ account? Unfortunately, Google+ is losing relevance quickly – which is unfortunate because of the many opportunities Google has presented with its new social network. The way I see it, Google+ is one more way to connect with people and it gives you another opportunity for successful SEO. Either way, it’s a win-win, and no harm should come of opening up an account and exploring ways to utilize the social network. When it comes to social media, there’s nothing wrong with exploring different networks and using them all. All social networks have their strengths and weaknesses – that’s why there are so many.

GeniusMods: A Company Specializing in Modded Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 Controllers

This morning, I was sent an article from BusinessWeek about the custom gaming technology company, GeniusMods. I suggest checking out their website here, because from what I can tell, the modded controllers are gorgeous. Featuring ‘rapid fire’, LED, and graphic controllers, I can tell you that I definitely plan on ordering from GeniusMods. I’ve already fallen in love with the ‘Clear Pink XCM LED Xbox 360 Modded Controller’ featured on the front page, and since I am a Gears of War (and shooter) fan, the ‘rapid fire’ controllers look excellent as well. One of the best parts about GeniusMods is the ability to custom design your own controller!

So, if you’re a gamer looking to express yourself with some custom, modded controllers (or you just want to impress your friends), be sure to check out GeniusMods and have a look at their selection!

My Xbox Withdrawal: How I coped with the loss of my Xbox (and how you can too!)

Original CC Image courtesy of Mylk Roventine on Flickr

4 months ago, (…for undisclosed reasons…) my Xbox was put in temporary storage. I now have my beloved console back, but those 4 months were some of the hardest times in my life. It was as if I had to re-learn how to go about my life. I couldn’t even read one of my favorite magazines, GameInformer, because just the mere mention of video games drove me into a state of (unproductive) mourning.

Now that my withdrawal has come to an end, I would like to impart knowledge to my fellow gamers. I actually learned a lot during those 4 months. But above all…I learned how to LIVE again! Nah, just kidding, a gamer’s life is nothing without their console. So, if you are an ‘addict’ gamer who is ever put in a similar situation as I was, I would like to give you some tips for coping with your loss.

1. Mobile Gaming. If you absolutely MUST play something, then mobile gaming (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) may be your saving grace. Don’t diss the power of Fruit Ninja. You’ll be surprised how desperate you become without a console. I was playing endless rounds of Temple Run on my iPhone, not because it was entertaining, but because it was mind numbing. I didn’t want to think about how I still needed to finish Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (after getting the Xbox back I finally finished the storyline) or that I was in the middle of Gears of War 2 and I couldn’t finish it in time for Gears of War 3 (this is still true, I haven’t finished GoW 2). I just wanted to play something so stupid, it would get my mind off of things. However, there are a few exceptional ‘mobile games’ out there that may curb your hunger for console gaming. For the RPG fan, Infinity Blade by Epic Games (the same people responsible for the Gears of War series) is the way to go. If you have an iPad 2 (I don’t…I’m waiting on the 3) you can play Infinity Blade 2 and continue the storyline. If you’re a shooter fan, the classics Doom and Castle Wolfenstein have both been converted to the iPad. It may not be Gears of War (or Halo), but they’re still fun.

2. Computer gaming. Since this article is purely about dealing with the loss of you’re console, I’m going to assume that you have other outlets to game with. If you’re dealing with total ‘gaming’ withdrawal (a HIGHLY unlikely scenario in the world today…at least where I live!) then the tips after this will apply to you. Now, I really didn’t use computer gaming much in my withdrawal. Why? Because I have a Mac. If you’re a Mac user, you know that Apple chooses to neglect it’s gaming community, and that the evil PCs have all the fun. I did try to find decent flash games on the internet, but nothing did it for me. However, if you have a PC, then you can pretty much forget about this article and just go have fun playing Mass Effect on your computer, while the rest of us Mac owners have to play it on our Xbox console.

(If you aren’t satisfied with mobile and computer gaming, but you have access to transportation, then continue to tip #3. If you are without transportation services and are bored with your life, continue to tip #4.)

3. Gaming Elsewhere. Yes, this means giving up the privacy that comes with gaming in your own home, and sharing your ‘mad’ skills in public. This means socializing, being around people, and gaming at the same time. If you’re a gaming social butterfly (like me!) than going to an arcade will definitely help you cope. I visited my local Dave & Busters 5 (…or 10) times during my withdrawal. No, they’re not as HUGE as I would like them to be, but there’s still something for everyone. Personally, I got addicted to the coin games. And through this experience, I was introduced to a whole new type of gaming: Casinos! No, I didn’t like the fact that the machine kept eating my hard earned coins, but it was SO addicting. I also won a huge Dave & Busters punching bag from the ‘Big Claw’ machine – on my first try. I got ‘mad’ claw machine skills, yo! Other than going to an arcade, I also went out for Laser Tag. What’s one thing that is just as awesome (or better) than playing a console game? Running around like you’re IN the game! What’s more fun than getting to run around and shoot lasers at complete strangers?

4. Board Games. Hopefully, you have some old-school board games laying around your house like Monopoly or Risk. You can even go out and buy the Gears of War Board Game or Halo Risk if you’re that much of an addict. If you’re a loner when it comes to your gaming, you might want to start actually playing with other people. If you’re a fan of multiplayer gaming on Xbox Live, all you have to do is play you’re old-fart board game with friends. And get this – you don’t need headphones to talk to your buddies during the game. You don’t even need a keyboard. All you have to do is open your mouth, and they’ll hear you. Magical, huh?

5. Reading. This may not work for everybody, but if you’re desperate it may not hurt to spend you’re time catching up on some books you never finished. You may be thinking that ‘reading’ should be your absolute last resort in life. However, the good news about books, is that just like how there are lots of video games to choose from, you’re selection of books is pretty infinite. And just like video games, new books are coming out all the time. Each book has a new storyline to explore, just like video games. Books have characters, just like video games. Books have conflict, just like video games. Hey, you could even say that video games came from books! Reading comics and graphic novels could help you as well, especially if they are based on you’re favorite video game. I also took the time to catch up on my Manga (Japanese comic books).

6. Explore your local ‘Geek’ Scene. Okay, so this another one where you need transportation. But I really don’t want to bore you with the average ‘books, music, movies’ approach that many people try to take. If you’re an isolated gamer, take this time without your console to get involved in your community – and I mean that in a non-cheesy, ‘hold hands around the campfire’ way. If you’re like me, than you see being without your Xbox or gaming console as a weakness. You may be surprised though, how this can actually earn you sympathy from fellow gamers. Think about it, it’s a great conversation starter!

“So, man, I was shooting up so many Locust and it was awesome but I don’t have my Xbox right now.”

“Aw, I feel your pain man. You should come over to my place and game with me and my buddies.”

See!? Conversation starter! There were also a few conventions happening in my area during my withdrawal (See my blog post on Katsucon 18) so if you have any events or conventions around you, this may be a good way to make friends and to have fun! If you have access to a computer (I’m trying to be politically correct, okay? It doesn’t hurt to ask!) than check out the website Meetup, where you can RSVP for get-togethers happening in you’re area!

7. Be an Active Internet Partcipant. Tweet about how much your life sucks at the moment. Blog about the horror you’re experiencing. Tweet @XboxSupport with random/obnoxious questions that you don’t actually need help with. Start an ‘Xbox Addicts’ forum thread. Vlog and get famous on YouTube. Tell you’re Facebook friends how they will never be as awesome as you’re fellow Xbox LIVE gamers. Relieve your stress on Pinterest. Imagine, you’ll gain a sympathetic internet following, (possible) internet fame, and stress relief worth more than your counselor. See what a great tool the internet is?

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