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Badass Hawk Sparks An Action Movie Worthy Photoshop Battle

Hawks are pretty badass on their own, but if you get Photoshop involved they can turn into your next action movie hero. That’s exactly what happened with a picture of this hawk which got into the right/wrong hands.

The picture was snapped by the animal enthusiast Clint Ralph, 53, who was visiting Giant’s Castle in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, with his son. ‘I loved the attitude and comedy of the shot, I knew it would capture the imagination of the public,‘ Clint told the Metro.

When it appeared online, it took the always watchful army of Photoshop trolls just seconds to lay their hands on it. The results are waiting for your judgement below.

 

Before the Photoshoppers took over:

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#1 I Will Find You, And I Will Kill You

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Image source: jarjarsinks

#2 Straight Outta Hawkton

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Image source: futuneral

#3 Explosion

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Image source: bitterjay

#4 Photoshop Battle

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Image source: lasrevinuu

#5 Stephen Hawking

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Image source: PoW12

#6 High Noon

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Image source: photonshop

#7 I Heard You Like Badass…

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Image source: tenebris_spiritus

#8 A Real Millennium Falcon

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Image source: CleverSpaceMonkey

#9 Trump Hawk

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Image source: Sokar1723

#10 Jerry Was Never Quite Like The Rest Of The Other Birds

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Image source: LargeBeef

 

By now you should know that nobody can outrun Photoshop trolls. Even the heads of the most powerful countries in the world.

 

 

Taken from: http://www.demilked.com/funny-badass-hawk-photoshop-battle/

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BooksAvenue Forum is up!

Yes we have a forum now!

We have been trying to tackle the problem of creating a usable platform for all our friends and fans to post their Book Swap Requests, selling of second-hand books and all.

With the forum, it will be able to fill the void that the reading community needs. In the past there used to be a website called, secondhandbooks.com.sg. But it seems that it’s gone and no more similar sites after that.

We are still setting up and tying up loose ends. We hope you enjoy this forum as much as we do! 😀

 

http://booksavenue.boards.net/

Book Swap Singapore 2016

This Book Swapping concept is not new, in fact, it is a big thing in other countries. Singapore is still catching up as there is still not a strong reading culture here in Singapore. Thus BooksAvenue is started to assist in cultivating of the habit of reading. That said, our Book Swapping services are to facilitate swappers at absolutely no cost!

On top of that please REMEMBER, you can choose to SWAP BACK for your titles that you have sent out previously. Please indicate your intentions clearly to avoid miscommunications. For more details, please read over at our page on Book Swap details

In conjunction with National Reading Movement, and given the changes in demographics of clients and technological landscape, we decided that subsequent book swaps from now on will be done on the Facebook page.

The National Reading Movement is a 5-year campaign by the National Library Board (NLB) to encourage all to Read More, Read Widely and Read Together. NLB will be running programmes to engage more adults to read, promote reading in mother tongue languages and collaborate with the community to build a vibrant reading culture in Singapore. Everyone can also look forward to the inaugural National Reading Day on 30 July with exciting reading activities island-wide.

The page https://booksavenue.co/free-swap/book-swap/https://booksavenue.co/free-swap/book-swap/ will remain the same for reference and record for the past swappers.

So feel free to post book swaps over our Facebook page to look for other books to read!

In other news, the team of BooksAvenue is very much alive still! There are some life events coming up in the year of 2016. The founders of BooksAvenue are getting married, preparing for wedding dinner, house renovation and going on a holiday soon.

Likewise on an ending note, we have also included some of the book swap links available in Singapore. This is taken from here, of which we are featured in the post.

Cheers guys! Thank you for your support! We BooksAvenue is very happy to be part of the reading community! 😀

 

1. Books and Beer

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This is a travelling book swap like no other. The exchange takes place at different venues each time for around three hours and readers can bring up to 10 used books. And yes, you can grab a beer and mingle with others at the event while you browse for your next find.

Their next event is on July 23 in conjunction with the National Library Board’s Read! Fest 2016. More info here.

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2. Togetherly Book Exchange

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Head over to Isetan Orchard, Wisma Atria from now until June 30 for a  pop-up market that includes something special for bookworms. The Togetherly Book Exchange is a social movement that has gained a following in the country since it started. All you have to do is bring a book, wrap it up, leave a note for the next reader, and exchange it for another book. Find out more here.

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3. BooksAvenue

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Do you have a book you REALLY love and are not willing to trade it just yet but you are definitely looking for new reads? BooksAvenue gives you the option to swap books and get them back (a “swap back”, as they put it) after you’re done reading. Find out how it works here.

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4. Ruxubooks’ Book Exchange

Mandarin readers will love this book exchange. Instead of just leaving your pre-loved books and picking up new ones, you are encouraged to share your reading experience and meet new friends at this event on July 2. Register your interest to join the discussion here.

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5. Book swop corner in Yishun

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If you live in the northern part of Singapore, you don’t have to travel far for your next book fix. Nee-Soon Town Council has a convenient book exchange corner at Block 290 Yishun Street 22 where you can donate your books and spread the joy of reading. The cheery little “Share a Book” shelf is right outside the office, so you won’t miss it.

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6. Singapore Really Really Free Market

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If you’re feeling generous and want to give your books away for free with no strings attached, they might find new home at the Singapore Really Really Free Market. Just bring them to the monthly event and remember to check if they are still there by the end of the day. (You’ll need to collect them if no one takes them home.)

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7. Project EARTH Book Exchange

In partnership with the National Library Board, this exchange aims to promote reusing of books and reading. As a whole initiative, Project EARTH hopes Singapore will move towards becoming a zero waste nation. What better what than to start with books! Look out for their events here.

Website

 

By Muneerah Bee, June 2016

 

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BookFest 2015

BookFest@ Singapore has established itself as Singapore’s largest and most successful book festival over the past eight years. In 2015, the annual mega book and stationery event will return for the ninth year running, targeting book lovers, retailers, distributors, students, educators, families and working professionals.

This event seeks to expand horizons through a greater exchange of knowledge, culture and ideas. Since its inauguration in 2006, it has seen a three-fold increase in visitors to this one-stop event, offering a comprehensive range of the best and latest publications, stationery, electronic peripherals, gadgets & IT products and educational aids. This event expects an average of half a million visitors with multitude of reading and learning opportunities for all, new releases, local and overseas author appearances, educational talks and guest appearances by celebrities.

Returning to Suntec Singapore from 4 – 13 December 2015, BookFest@Singapore 2015 will take place across two weekends during the school holidays. Covering 120,000 sq ft, the event serves as a perfect retail platform for leading publishers and distributors to come together, showcasing their products and services.

Introducing a brand new and exciting concept this year is the Titbits Carnival which will be held on Level 3 concourse, 6 – 13 December 2015. Titbit lovers will be in for a treat as bargains range from imported snacks to organic chips and local favourites. Definitely a delicious fanfare one can never miss!

 

Will be back soon

It’s been a while and we have not been updating much.

Technology has changed how business is done. And we are in the midst of brainstorming.

Still you can reach us on Facebook, or simply drop us an email.

Nonetheless, we are posting this to show that we are still alive!

Thank you for your support! 😀

Limited Edition and Ladies Watches by Watchtime

Wanna know more about Watch Collections? Read it all from our friend of BooksAvenue here!

Book & Quote Monster

Tribute to Military Watches. IWC has the big pilot series and released the ‘Top Gun’ watch. In 2012, it released the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar. The next watch is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Automatic Navy SEAL. In 2013, Breitling released the Navitimer 01 Honor Flight Limited Edition. There are only 56 copies of the watch in the world. The Bell & Ross BR01 Airborne has 500 pieces and has a skeleton dial on it. The Bremont Codebreaker has only 240 pieces. Kobold worked with the Navy SEALs to create the Kobold Phantom Black Ops Chronograph.

Ten things you should know before you buy a chronograph. They are often known as tool watches. You can time almost anything and you need not time a race. Most chronographs can’t be operated underwater. Legibility is very important. Decide whether you need to look at…

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Repost: SG Book Deals Warehouse Sale – Fill a box of books for $50

Brought to you by SG Books Deals, this book sale is happening from now till 10 August through the Jubilee Weekend. Strangely, they are only operating for a short 3 hours from 11am to 2pm on weekdays and longer hours 11am to 7pm on weekends.

With prices starting from 50c, you will be able to find lots of brand new books including fiction, cookbooks, business, kids, educational and many more genres will be available at the sale, plus get to bring back a box filled with books of your choice for just $50 in their SG50 Box Sale.

Seniors age 50 and above get to take home a free book of their choice, no purchase required, simply flash your NRIC to redeem. SG Books Deals Warehouse Sale is located at 3rd level in block 438 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 Industrial Park 1.

Because at BooksAvenue, we believe in bringing people closer to the world of fantasy and knowledge. That’s why we are here to provide you the convenience of buying and swapping books online.

That is why we would like to share this SALE with all our fans of BooksAvenue by posting it on our site.

Hope that you are able to find something good from this warehouse sale!

And after finishing reading, feel free to swap with other readers too!

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Taken from: http://www.greatdeals.com.sg/2015/08/03/sg-book-deals-warehouse-sale-august-2015/

The Silent Man – Alex Berenson

The Slient Man
The Slient Man

The New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost War and The Faithful Spy

CIA agent John Wells has spent years in the company of evil men. He’s paid the price and is beginning to doubt if he can ever live a normal life. And when a powerful adversary from his past finds him, Wells must once again enter the fray.

For his country. For his soul. For revenge…

BooksAvenue price: S$10

(60% Discount)

With delivery charge of S$3.00 per title,

PLUS,

  • Free delivery for purchase over S$50
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