Boxing Day

Thu, Dec 26 2013 12:39 PM

What is Boxing Day? As far as I know, Boxing day is the day after Christmas (Dec 26), which happens to be a bank holiday in the UK. That same day is known well for shopping too, as many stores go on a huge sale to get rid of inventory before year end. And if you are a football fan, then you know that boxing day is the day when all professional football leagues are in action, let alone other sports like horse racing.

Eager to find out why it was referred to as “Boxing Day” I had to ask uncle Google:

A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was a day off for servants, when they would receive gifts (or a ”Christmas box”) from their bosses or employers and then went home on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.

Reminds me much of Eid for Muslims. However, our boxing day would be the same day of Eid itself when servants would finish their chores and leave for holiday the same day and/or next day.

Happy Boxing Day!

Alvaro

#Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele

Sun, Sep 15 2013 09:21 AM

Yes that is the name of a US woman residing in Hawaii. It seems Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has been fighting to upgrade the government systems to display her full name on documents. I’ve just heard this morning on BBC News that Hawaii government computer systems are to be upgraded by the end of the year, allowing her to have her full name on her driving licence and ID card.

In case you were wondering what the 36 letter name meant here it is: “one who would stand up and get people to focus in one direction when there was chaos and confusion, and help them emerge from disorder”.

I highly doubt.

Alvaro

Cookie Monster

Sun, Jul 28 2013 12:32 PM

Life has so far taught me that I do not have to buy everything I like. Reason is not necessarily saving, but in fact DIY. When you literally take the time to construct and put together small things that are sold for a hefty price on the shelf, you realize how much you’ve been ripped off and deceived all these years. Sure, sometimes you would rather pay a premium to receive something well-assembled by an expert. However, I’ve tried in the past couple of weeks to do a few things myself. Be it fixing something, or putting together a gift or even a recipe. That way, I found out that not only you are able to save a couple, but also learn to do new things, accomplish something, and build something with passion that you and others will even more appreciate. Look around you and you’ll see find quite a few things that are very simple that you could do yourself. So why not do it yourself?

I came across this DIY Dinosaur Serving Dish. You would really buy it for +KD15, but not when you realize how cheaply and simply you can put it together.

Alvaro

Home Repair

Mon, Aug 27 2012 02:02 PM

This is smart. Home Repair Kuwait is a local handyman service company. As their website puts it, their service channels include repairs in: air conditioning, electricity, plumbing, painting, and handyman. I guess they do have a “per visit” fee if you’re not a member, then of course there are the annual subscription packages.

Perfect for newly weds I think; because most of established households already have their trusted electrician, plumber, and carpenter who has been working for/with the family for decades.

Check them out here.

Alvaro

Top 10 Best Cities

Thu, Aug 16 2012 11:03 AM

The place to be is Australia or Canada, because seven out of the top ten most livable cities in the world are either in Canada or Australia.

This is not list made by Google or Wiki; rather it was a study conducted by The Economist’s EIU by measuring stability, health care, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure.

Only did the top 10 and bottom 10 list are out as this report is usually sold by the EIU. Melbourne tops the list, meanwhile Bangladesh’s Dhaka ranks 140th. Top 10 lists here.

Fiber Net

Tue, May 8 2012 10:00 AM

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My friend is currently shopping at one of the mall in Singapore and he found this cool Internet booth- Fiber Net. He ran a quick speed test check and here are the results..

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Fishing Trip

Sun, Apr 15 2012 01:05 PM

Went on the fastest fishing trip yesterday. Weather wasn’t great, but one good catch always makes the day.  Stuffed with onion coriander mix and masala spices and sealed with banana leaves; I think I know what fresh fish means after last night’s dinner. Interval between sea to dinning table was 5 hours. Priceless.

Alvaro

Subwing – subski

Mon, Apr 2 2012 10:00 AM

My friends told me about the Subwing over the weekend. Simply put, youget towed by a boat, and this modified wakeboard like piece will drown you. Not really, but the flaps on the subwing send you underwater while the boat tows you.

It is beach season almost, and I’m sure everyone is looking for a summer toy. Whatever happens I hope people here take the subwing seriously because I’m sure someone will think it’ll be funny to tow someone at full speed!

I’m sticking with sailing this summer, still looking around for something and someone to join, what are your plans? And please don’t talk about super-jetskis!

Alvaro

Museum of Me

Tue, Jun 14 2011 10:23 AM

The Museum of Me is a project developed by Intel on the Facebook platform. What it does is very simple, yet enormously powerful!

When you connect to Facebook through their website, the site automatically creates a museum which archives and illustrates your social life (i.e the content you have on Facebook). Now the best part here is that the visual tour moves you from one place to another with perfect transitions and audio.

It was really a breathtaking experience, especially if you’re not a heavy Facebook user, the museum becomes a sweet tour of your social life, reminds you of friends and memories. Loved it!

Alvaro

Addoy’s Sugar

Mon, May 16 2011 09:30 AM

Just tried it, just introduced to it. I hope this is viewed as a direct Ad because it is not and because some people deserve to be up there, and Addoy’s Sugar is definitely one of them! It is very simple. We all drink tea in it’s different forms and flavors. Especially when Ramadan is here, you’ll get the choice of regular tea with Saffron, tea with mint, black lemons (Loumi), or cinnamon tea. Most of the mentioned tea blends do not include black tea in the mix, though black tea is the one you have access to about everywhere. Knowing that it is really not worth preparing all those tea blends daily, meanwhile craving something that would spice up your tea, enter Addoy the King of Tea Land!

18 shapes, 17 colors, and 10 different flavours of sugar; just how can imagination come to life?

I’ve never ordered from there, but the one’s I was offered were great although I like my tea without sugar. Hope the prices are right!

Addoys:
Tel. +(965) 99440325
www.addoys.com
Email. contactus@addoys.com

Alvaro

Monthly Resolutions?

Mon, Jan 31 2011 09:15 AM

Its been 31 days since the start of the year, and among all the people that know me, I did not ever believe I would have the time and guts to accomplish 2 of the resolutions I set by year end! Most of you will be eager to know what those resolutions are (were). Well, the first was the easiest, and I already posted about it: It was the Tie. Now for 2 weeks I managed to overcome something that was hauting me for the past 20 years. The Bed! Nevermind. The target was to go to the gym twice a week before work. And for the past couple of weeks it happened, and feels great to accomplish something so fast. What even feels greater is workout before work. You will go someday to work with muscle cramps, but full of energy all the time. You should try it!

Good luck with your resolutions.

Alvaro

THIS toothbrush

Sun, Jan 30 2011 03:06 PM

Leen Sadder, a Lebanese design student at the  School of Visual Arts who came up with this creative packaging to promote the MISWAK as an organic and biodegradable alternative to the normal western toothbrush. MISWAK is a tooth-cleaning twig which is mainly used in Middle Eastern countries. The biggest challenge that Leen is currently facing is how she could market this toothbrush to the American audience. Note that this toothbrush is intended to replace both the ‘classic western toothbrush’ and the toothpaste!

via core77

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