• The Lion King – life lessons from a children's animated movie

    by Spyros F.

    The Lion King, an animated family adventurous film, primarily targeting children,that aired in 1994 as a Walt Disney Production and was directed by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, goes beyond the ordinary shallow childish stories and dives into efforts to provide the little ones with the values of resilience to hardships, the importance of true friendships and the concept of life stretching out in cycles. A cab named Simba is born to the King of the Jungle with its birth being celebrated across the vast virgin lands. In the midst of a peaceful and carefree childhood within a loving family and under a father’s apprenticeship, Simba is caught completely off guard when encounters betrayal. Scar, Simba’s deceitful uncle, murders his brother, the King, and with throwing the blame on Simba, he casts the cab into exile. As Simba spends its youth in despair, wandering across the jungle, he joins forces with new friends and reunites with his father’s advisor. With their help, Simba manages to overcome his fears, to grow into determination and to finally rush back to his lost kingdom, defeat his uncle and restore prosperity in the jungle. What initially draws the attention of the audience is the smooth animated movements along with the vivid colors and the playfulness of the characters. Having intrigued their interest, the directors introduce the phases someone may pass through life. In this sense, one’s life transcends from prosperity and love, Simba was born into, to betrayal and utter lack he later faced when was made an orphan and forced into exile, only to rise up again through outgrowing the hardships he faced and to finally lead himself back to victory when he defeats his uncle, reclaims the throne and restores peace. The values of true friendship and mentorship are emboldened as they become the catalyst that enable and spin Simba’s recovery and rise to a fighting and resilient lion. A new cycle in life now begins with Simba starting a family while the story ends with a cab being born to the new King of the Jungle. In the light of the above, not only does The Lion King manage to entertain children and parents alike, but also to teach them valuable lessons that withstand the pass of time.

  • MOVIES/SERIES FOR TEENAGERS

    by Athina P.

    I HAVE TO SUGGEST SO MANY FILMS FOR TEENS . ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS "KISSING BOOTH" . THE PLOT IS ABOUT A GIRL WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER BEST FRIEND'S BROTHER , BUT SHE AND HER BEST FRIEND HAVE TO FOLLOW SOME RULES .ONE OF THEM IS: "DON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH MY RELATIVE''.IT'S A VERY INTERESTING FILM WITH MORE HIDDEN MESSAGES. I RECOMMEND IT FOR TEENS AT MY AGE !

    OTHER SUGGESTIONS

    • • ENOLA HOLMES
    • • FIVE FEET APART
    • • DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
    • • RIVERDALE
    • • STRANGER THINGS
    • • PRETTY LITLE LIARS
    • • GOSSIP GIRL
    • • KISSING BOOTH 2
    • • OUTER BANKS
  • THRILER (Released in January 23, 1984 U.S. release)

    by Konstantinos N.

    • It's close to midnight, and something evil's lurking in the dark
    • Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
    • You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it
    • You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
    • You're paralyzed
    • 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    • And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
    • You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight
    • You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
    • You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl
    • But all the while, you hear the creature creeping up behind
    • You're out of time
    • 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    • There ain't no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
    • Thriller, thriller night
    • Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
    • There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
    • (They're open wide)
    • This is the end of your life
    • They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
    • They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
    • Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
    • All through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen
    • I'll make you see
    • That this is thriller, thriller night
    • 'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
    • Thriller, thriller night
    • So let me hold you tight and share a
    • Killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight
    • 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    • Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
    • Thriller, thriller night
    • So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow!
    • I'm gonna thrill ya tonight
    • Darkness falls across the land
    • The midnight hour is close at hand
    • Creatures crawl in search of blood
    • To terrorize y'alls neighborhood
    • I'm gonna thrill ya tonight, ooh baby
    • I'm gonna thrill ya tonight, oh darlin'
    • Thriller night, baby, ooh!
    • The foulest stench is in the air
    • The funk of forty thousand years
    • And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
    • Are closing in to seal your doom
    • And though you fight to stay alive
    • Your body starts to shiver
    • For no mere mortal can resist
    • The evil of the thriller
    • PRODUCTED BY:Quincy Jones
    • WRITTEN BY:Michael Jackson and Rod Temperton
    • Direct By:John Landis
    • SINGERS:Michael Jackson
    • Studio:Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)
  • Graffiti

    by Leona M.

    A metro ride in the wrong direction took me an additional 30 minutes to reach my destination – a spot right above the Central Park North train station outside Dunkin Donuts where the meet-up was supposed to happen. I eventually caught up at one of the pit stops by connecting with the participants via a mass text message on Airbnb’s messaging platform. Street art came after graffiti art According to Top, “Graffiti art is all about the characters but street art can be just about everything else,”  and that is the way to tell the two apart. With graffiti, the artist focuses on creating his or her own style of writing, and it’s mostly about conveying a message be it social, political or personal.

Unlike street artists who require a stencil and other media to produce an extensive piece of wall mural, graffiti artists pride themselves on their skills and prefer to work with nothing but the spray cans. You can however, see graffiti and street artists collaborating on a piece of wall mural.  

  • How shadow theatre figures are made.

    by Nasos K.

    Theatre of shadow started in China, the idea came because the windows had rice paper instead of glass. The shadows that made the bodies in the houses gave the idea to make paper figures and make another theatre that a man mimes all the characters. This idea travelled around the world and in Egypt the figures are made from animal’s skins. The skin must be prepared before it is cut and painted. It must be stretched for a month to dry out and after you can cut it and paint it. George Mprahalis brought the paper figures in Greece and Dimitrios Sardunis generally known as Mimaros brought the skin made figures. In Greece, shadow theatre’s name is Karagiozis from the Turkish "Karagiuz". Karagiuz means the guy who has black eyes. Kara is black and giuz the eyes. Later, plastic figures came from America the plastic and they are made from plastic ever since.

  • MUSIC FOR TEENAGERS

    by Athina P.

    In our days teenagers are more attracted by social media. Since the very dawn of pop, the teenage dream has been the subject of countless hits. In this article I'll suggest songs to be heard at parties or events for teens in 2021.

    • PLAYLIST(you can check it in spotify)
    • Teen Party
    • Breath - GOT7 • Breath. 3:07.
    • Kool - BENEE • Hey u x. 2:48.
    • DRUGS - Tai Verdes • DRUGS. 2:39.
    • Life Goes On - BTS • BE. 3:27.
    • Motive - Ariana Grande, Doja Cat • 2:47.
    • Too Much - (feat. Usher) Marshmello, Imanbek 2:45.
    • Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish • Therefore I Am. 2:54.
    • No Time For Tears - Nathan Dawe, Little Mix • 3:16.

    HOPE YOU LIKED IT. HAVE FUN!

  • How shadow theatre figures are made.

    by Nasos K.

    Theatre of shadow started in China, the idea came because the windows had rice paper instead of glass. The shadows that made the bodies in the houses gave the idea to make paper figures and make another theatre that a man mimes all the characters. This idea travelled around the world and in Egypt the figures are made from animal’s skins. The skin must be prepared before it is cut and painted. It must be stretched for a month to dry out and after you can cut it and paint it. George Mprahalis brought the paper figures in Greece and Dimitrios Sardunis generally known as Mimaros brought the skin made figures. In Greece, shadow theatre’s name is Karagiozis from the Turkish "Karagiuz". Karagiuz means the guy who has black eyes. Kara is black and giuz the eyes. Later, plastic figures came from America the plastic and they are made from plastic ever since.

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