Soap operas have been in vogue ever since the time of its evolution in our lives!! Bringing amusement and entertainment in the day to day routines of many individuals, the soap operas have ben loved and adored by many and especially the house wives. It is basically a television series that is put to broadcast after the noon time and with the passing days, they are followed by the experiences of the different in the enormous world of fiction.Gaby-Blaaser-GTST-640x230 The primary focus of attention in the soap operas are the emotional relationships and the interactions among the characters that play the significant roles in the same and lay an intensified impact on the target audience. Interwining of some of the story lines is common and eventually there comes an unambiguous end to the storyline.

Antiquity of soap operas

In the historic year of 1993, the very first soap opera was brought into the picture and ever since it gained immense populace by the target audience. A fifteen minutes airtime was purchased by Proctor and Gamble respectively who are the US soap manufacturers. From the total fifteen minutes, twelve of them were brought into usage for a specific radio drama series and the remaining three were highlighted as an advertisement for the exquisite soap brand that is none other the Oxydol.gtst-shortie-6-april-2016-goede-tijden-slechte-tijden-youtube-thumbnail

The derivation of the name soap opera has evolved from the well-known American soap opera. For the first time these specific broadcasts were accomplished on the radio and the sponsorship was managed by the soap manufacturers who were in favour of listening or watching the same. In past two decades, the phenomenon of soap opera has been in the trend as there are many televisions channels which magnanimously broadcast the same and have managed to captivate the attention of the audience efficiently.

Here in this piece of brief annotation, we would like to draw your attention towards the longest running and likeable dutch opera that was introduced on 1st October 1990 on the platform of RTL4 namely Good times Bad times GTST. The engaging script of the two seasons on the very first note finds its basis from the Australian series that is typically referred to as the Restless years. The derivation of the main characters was engraved from the same series and they gained populace immensely. It became a remarkable success and managed to engross the attention of the audience for a long span of time. From the year 1991 to 1995, GTST, Good Times, Bad Ties was given the prestige to be nominated for a renowned award that is Gouden Televizier Ring and fortunately in 1995, it won this prominent award and mounted high on the charts of popularity.

Ever since its launch in the television world, the show has commenced a new season every year after the super smashing summer break. At the very end of the month August, A live event of GTST is held where a platform is provisioned to the fans of the opera in order to let them meet their favourite actors and also excitingly get a glimpse of what all is happening behind the scenes. It is also a great platform to watch the most awaited first episode of the refreshing new season even before it is put on the broadcast session at the television.

What is GTST all about?

Synonymous to the series of the famous The Restless Years, in GTST, the first four seasons shifts its focus to the group of lively young people who have just completed their graduation. Each one of them in the youth have their own specific and peculiar issues and certain emotional stories that undoubtedly touch the hearts of the audience as the they deal with the elements of career, success, failure and the most complicated love. As the meaningful title says, the viewers get an invite to get a peek through the on-going good as well as the bad times throughout the lives of the characters. Interestingly but also coming as a twist, the focus shifted to the family of Albert since majority of the actors of the show were prominent members of that particular family.

Mounting high on the charts of popularity!

In Netherlands, GTST has gained much populace with a phenomenal number of over 2 million viewers who really love to watch the opera with their family or beloved ones.  Even after the successful run of 25 episodes, the specific 2500th episode that was on air on 23 March 2003 and with an overwhelming response, it is the most watched and liked episode with a phenomenal number of over 2.7 million viewers. Considering the fact that Netherlands depicted only a population of 16 million at that particular time, 2.7 million was a significant number. Unfortunately in the year 2008, the prominent show hit the bottom rocks as the audience was not able to make a connection with the personages in the soap opera GTST and therefore they came up with the idea to make it more original and realistic and subsequently it worked for good and managed to engage the attention of the audience to a greater level. Bringing joy and appreciation to the creators, in the year 2012, the flourishing show had its ever possible rating ever since the time of its introduction in the past six years

Overview of the Good Times and Bad times 

The soap has its prime focus on the lives of the prominent families of Alberts, De Jong, Sanders, Bouwhuis and Van Houten.  All the functional aspects of the show have taken place in the specific fictional town of Meerdijk. Akin to any other soap series, the prominent ingredients of the show are love, marriage, divorce, business, kidnapping and a lot more which makes the game even more interesting and fascinating. Although, it has been noticed in the recent years, the soap opera of GTST has shifted to further controversial storylines that appeal to the target audience of today.

With a lot of twists and turns, the show has managed to win the heart of the audience and gain their praise and appreciation to a phenomenal level.

The suicide squad is a movie which is set to hit the theaters soon and his based on the DC comics anti-hero team that goes by the same name. Talks for making the movie started in February 2009 and the film was later signed on by David Ayer to write and direct the project in September 2014. The film boasts a solid cast with big names like Will Smith, Jared Leto among the others. This is one of the most awaited movies of the year, and is surely one to watch!


Will Smith as Deadshot: maxresdefault

Deadshot is a superb marksman and a notorious assassin. During the day he is a mercenary but night he changes into a doting father. He is very internally disturbed; he enjoys catching his prey but at the same time he wants his daughter to be proud of him. Will Smith is flawless with his acting and performs his role with conviction.

Jared Leto as Joker:

This is Leto’s most challenging role to date. Playing a psychopathic supervillain is never easy but Leto will not disappoint, as the fans of the madman expect Leto to continue the legacy. Leto describes his role as “nearly Shakespearean”. Leto was so involved with his work that Will Smith went far as to say he never met him. Leto stayed alone and listened to 1920s Gospel music to prepare him for the role. Leto even consulted doctors and spent time with psychopaths to prepare himself better. It as David Ayer’s idea to add the tattoos to add a modern look to the badass villain!

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn:

Harley Quinn matches Joker in the crazy quotient. Quinn is crazy, deadly, scary and many other things. Quinn is involved in a very dysfunctional relationship with Joker. She is crazy about him, like literally but the relationship they share is extremely dysfunctional. Harley Quinn is one of the most manipulative members of the suicide squad and is feared for her lethal skills and intellect. Harley Quinn was originally a psychiatrist in Arkham asylum. The actor was primarily created for the “Batman: animated series”. The character branched off to other parts of the DC universe and later became an integral part of the suicide squad.DC_cast_embed_LARGE


As far as we know, the premise of the movie follows the same story as the comics. In the comics, the suicide squad is also referred to as the designated task force X. In the movie, a team of super villains is formed by the government to go on dangerous missions. As the team comprises of the most-wanted criminals and are currently serving a sentence, there are no strings attached. They complete the mission, they survive to live another day; if they commit a mistake it’s game over for them. Microbombs are attached to these members so their loyalty is ensured.

There is an important chase scene between Batman and Joker in the movie; it’s however, unclear how Batman fits into the story. The suicide squad full movie can be streamed online as soon as the movie releases. Some can even pre-book the movie. This movie has the making of a blockbuster and the fans cannot wait to see it!

Explore about the highly Adventure Based Experiential Learning programmes of FOCUS Adventure Training Centre. It is one of the region’s most extensively done outdoor adventure and thrill training facility, FOCUS provides with  programmes which is  very user friendly and flexible and banquet and conference packages can also be merged with the FOCUS programmes, luxurious accommodation can also be integrated in it.

On the basis of the fact that people learn most when they live the thing or activity they are involved in and become a part of it themselves. Experiential training in the corporate team building Singapore has been proved to drastically improve the skills of a team as well as an individual.

The quality one learns in corporate team building in Singapore are:

  1. Strategic planning:

People learn to plan strategies and get to know the best ways to come out of a worst situation in the best way possible.


  1. Communication:

People learn to communicate and share ideas and plans.

  1. Management:

Participants learn to manage resources under different situations and also to utilize them to the fullest.

  1. Decision making:

Participants learn to make important decisions when it come on there head i.e. when they actually face a difficult situation.

  1. Personal/ group motivation:

While performing tasks individually or in group, participants learn to appreciate the efforts.

  1. Initiative taking:

Participants when work in a team then they involve themselves in talking initiative of one or the other work.

  1. Leadership:

This is a quality that comes with responsibility and experience, and in teambuilding participants get both.

  1. Problem solving:

It is one of the most important ability one learns when they face crisis, and teambuilding makes the participants face many such situations.

  1. Communication:

When people work in a team then they learn how to communicate and teambuilding makes people learn it.

  1. Teambuilding:

This is one  of the most important quality that the participants learn in corporate team building Singapore.


Corporate team building Singapore also involves escape room which is one of the most popular activities in Singapore. We can make our corporate team building experiences adventurous and worth sharing i.e. we go for escape room activities. In team building escape room participates play in teams and they are locked in a room where they find some clues, they have to crack those codes and escape from the room, the game is not only about escaping from the room but also the race is against time, the team which can complete the task earlier wins the game.

Another company Rooms raider SG, provides the best events for corporate team building Singapore. The company provides such an atmosphere where the clients can get mixed with the staff so as to ease their equation.Also the company takes all the necessary steps so as to bring the necessary changes in the workforce and also enhances the capability of the workers to think out of the box i.e. something different and creative. The escape rooms are designed in such a way that the workforce can enhance their problem solving capabilities. At times the company also sees that the escape room also has problem solving involved so that the people can enhance their skills.

Manga refers to comics created and published in Japan. Manga is also used to refer to a style of art that originated in 1940s-1950s in Japan and conforms to the culture and norms of Japan. Manga is made of two ‘Kanji’, (man) meaning ‘whimsical’ and (ga) meaning ‘pictures’.

Manga is usually published in Japanese, but it has found a huge market all over the world. As it can be seen, the manga is close to 3 billion dollar industry in Japan. As it happens, the manga is more popular in other parts of the world and it is becoming a big industry in itself. As of 2012, the market for manga in U.S and Canada was estimated to be worth 250 billion dollars. Likewise, markets in Europe and middle-east are said to be worth 175 billion dollars. Typically written in Japanese, the manga is now written and translated into many languages owing to its immense popularity. Manga is usually drawn black and white and sometimes even in colors. Depending on whether the manga series is popular or not, it will be animated later or even while it’s still running and it is called as ‘anime’. Apart from manga, certain shows even have ‘light novels’ which is essentially the whole show in a novel without any illustrations.


The manga encompasses all forms of genres and has work in Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance, Sports, and Sexuality etc. Teenage boys and young men were the first ever readers of manga and it gained huge popularity in the post-war period. Manga written to appeal to the males were dubbed as “Shonen” manga and likewise, a manga written for female readership came to be called as “Shoujo”. There was a separate category that was meant for adults and came to be known as ”Seinen”.

Manga is not just a comic anymore! It’s more than that. It has become a cultural aspect of Japan and many children and adults who read manga are seriously able to relate to the culture and the different stories being portrayed.

Shokugeki No Soma:

Shokugeki No Soma is a manga series published in November 2012 in the 52nd issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Yuto Tsukuda is the creator of the manga and the illustrations are done by Shun Saeki.



The story revolves around Soma Yukihira, a young, boisterous youth who is the son of Joichiro Yukihira, a restaurant owner. Soma is trained by his father in the secret Yukihira style of cooking. One day, Joichiro decides to close shop and announces that he is going abroad to work, much to the surprise of Soma. Joichiro advises Soma to join Totsuki Academy to further hone his cooking skills. Soma agrees to the idea and vows that one day he will surely surpass his father. Fuelled with ambition he decides to enroll in the academy; upon joining Soma finds out that Totsuki is no ordinary school and that the graduation rate is just one percent. This further strengthens his resolve as he makes the cut and is able to join the academy.

Shokugeki No Soma is a cooking manga and it relies heavily on real-world cuisine and cooking styles. There are several cultural references from all parts of the globe in the show.  The show follows a battle theme with students battling out duel-style with each other with a little bit of comedy and drama in the mix.


Another year has come and gamers are waiting for more new games to be released in the market. We are anticipating some great games this year. These are the 4 most anticipated video games this year.

#1 The next Destiny expansion

destinyThis game is expected to be released towards the end of this year.

This will be the fourth expansion of the first Destiny game.

The story might be on the missing Queen of the Reef or the incoming Cabal fleet.

No doubt, a game you cannot miss this year. It’s going to be game changing for a lot of fans in this category.

#2 Hitman


This is another game on Agent 47. This time the game focuses more on the planning and observation rather than on the gameplay.

The missions are set in large sandboxes. There will be opportunities for you to get closer to your assassination target. The players must analyze the environment and make their own plan to attack and execute. This game will be released in multiple series.

The first one, the Paris mission, is coming out in March. Then there will be Morocco mission and Japan mission later this year.

#3 No Man’s Sky


This is known to be the biggest game ever theoretically. In this game you will have to explore the universe; that is, the planets, life forms and challenges.

The game is procedurally generated; this means that the galaxy is being created as you explore it.

You can build your own spaceship and take it out for battles. You can discover planets, create settlements and invent new technologies. You can also share these locations that you have created with your friends.

#4 The Legend of Zelda Wii U

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

The game is set in an open world. There will be an upgrade of the classic Zelda bow and arrow.

The new land is very bright and colorful with blue skies and green fields that extend up to the horizons. There are also huge mountains. There are lots of mysteries surrounding the game.

Game lovers cannot wait for these games to be released. The hackers have probably already started their work. Let’s wait and see which game becomes the most popular one this year.

The game “Neko Atsume Kitty Collector” grew widely popular in 2015. Even though the game has no plot line and is inherently pointless with no long term goals, it has been given a four and a half out of five star rating on both iOS and Android operating systems.

For those of you who don’t know, the “objective” in this game is to attract rare cats to your yard by collecting different kinds of decorations, toys, food, and themes. Certain rare cats can be attracted by changing or adding themes to your yard. Themes can be purchased with golden sardines which can be obtained by satisfied cats or traded in the market for regular sardines. Themes such as the Zen theme, or the Western theme are more likely to attract cats like Kathmandu and Billy the Kitten, but they can be obtained without the theme when their favorite item is in

When a cat visits your yard enough times, he or she will give you an item that is special to them, called a memento. The higher level the cat is, the better quality the memento is.

You may be wondering what kind of cheats are there for “Neko Atsume.” If you’re not someone who wants to experiment with the different toys and decorations yourself, you have come to the right place. Do you want to know how to get golden sardines quickly? Or maybe you would like to know how to fit as many cats as possible into one picture? Or perhaps you simply want some tips to attract rare cats to your yard. Whatever you’re looking for, it’ll be here.

If you’re not a patient person and want golden sardines as quickly as possible, there are a few ways you can make this happen. The first, but not so easy way to obtain them is to make the fish exchange in the shop. It may not be many golden sardines, but it is free. Another way to obtain these fish is to feed your cats in the middle of the night. Some of you might be willing to wake up at three a.m. to feed your digital cats, but for those of you who enjoy sleep, you can set your phone time ahead to the time you would like to feed them. Then all you have to do is change the date and time back to what it should be, and bam. Happy cats. However, if you use this method, your neko atsume may appear to be idle until the time catches up with itself.

On the subject of food, different foods will attract different cats. Tubbs is a rare cat that you can attract to your park by leaving out the more expensive cat foods. Other rare cats have a higher chance of coming to your yard if you have higher quality food.

Did you know you can have 24 cats on your screen at once? All you need to do is buy all four of the cubes that are available in the shop. Each cube can hold up to two cats. You will also want to purchase the Cat Metropolis in one large space, which can hold up to six cats, along with either the Cat Condo Complex, or the Bureau with Pot and place it in the other large space. These two can hold up to five cats, so you can use either one. You may also want to put down a large cushion, and finally the Lacquered Bowl. Both of these items have the potential to attract two cats each. If you have some expensive food out, there is a possibility that Tubbs will come to devour everything sight, however the chances of all 24 cats appearing are very slim. download (1)

Do you remember the sentence that stated rare cats are more likely to appear with themes? Good because that is our next topic of discussion. The themes you can purchase are the Zen theme, the Western theme, the Modern theme, and the Rustic theme. Each of these will provide extra space to put things, which can attract more cats. If you put themed decorations in the proper themes, the chance of rare cats visiting increases. For example, putting the Temari ball or the Lacquered Bowl in the Zen theme will increase your chances of Kathmandu visiting.

This concludes the article on neko atsume cheats and hints. You now carry with you the information vital to every “Neko Atsume” lover’s life. Enjoy!