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not so secret guide to success Many of us find ourselves in motivational slumps that we have to work to get out of. Sometimes it’s like a continuous cycle where we are motivated for a period of time, fall out and then have to build things back up again.

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fifa 2014 the dark horses With less than 60 days for the kick off of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, there is no doubt that we as fans, and the media has put forward some mutual favourites.

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designING DREAMS RIMIE Seven years straight in to the business [and still counting], Ms. Rimie shares with us some of her favorite picks from a heartwarming collection

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score an “a” for accessorizing When it comes to accessorizing, women seem to have an added advantage over their opposite sex. Nevertheless, don’t underestimate the modern man who has his fair share of style options today!

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NEED TO KNOW REASONS WHY YOU’RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT. Read up on what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it


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A SIMPLE THANK YOU Gratitude may help us deal with stress. For example, Over a the decade evidence has been mounting to show that gratitude mitigates the negative consequences of traumatic events

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FEEL THE BEAT WITH DJ ANGIE Music instilled in her bones and a positive energy in her veins, Maldives’ first paid female DJ Syzygy (Angie) set out for a rough ride, as she shares the story about making her dream come true.

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BEING THE OTHER WOMAN IS IT A CHOICE The feeling of experiencing ‘forbidden love’ and ‘stolen kisses’ to which great romantic novels have been written to

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upcoming movies Special movies coming up ! Check it out. Premieres at Schwack Cinema

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must visit festivals we’ve compiled a list of festivals from all over the globe and narrowed it down to ones that you must visit!.

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MOTIVATION

the not so secret guide to success written by : Zayan Abdulla Salih

Before venturing into the question of what drives success, raise a thought of what it is that YOU want to achieve. There may be exceptions but it is a common fact that to be successful you must first have a goal that you want to reach. In defining your goal, learn to be specific and have a time frame in mind, in which you should reach your goal.

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moTIVATION

Many of us find ourselves in motivational slumps that we have to work to get out of. Sometimes it’s like a continuous cycle where we are motivated for a period of time, fall out and then have to build things back up again. There is nothing more powerful for selfmotivation than the right attitude. You can’t choose or control your circumstance, but can choose your attitude towards your circumstances.

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No one can motivate anyone to do anything. All a person can do for another is provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are some very effective approaches to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous, untapped potential.

Choose to be happy. It is a

proven fact that happy people are much more easily motivated.

Spend at least one hour a day in self-development.

Read good books or listen to inspiring lectures from people who have made themselves successful.

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e afraid to mak e mistakes. Wisdom help s us avoid m aking mistakes and comes from making a million of them. This w as the attitude of th e inventor of the light bulb; Thomas Edison when he asked why it took him thou was sands of attempts to p erfect the bu lb, “I have not failed. I’v e just found 10,000 ways that won’t w ork.”

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big dreams. If there is anythi ng to the law of expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, go als and expectations.

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When you get to the stage where you are regularly helping others keep motivated –

be it with a blog or talking with peers – you’ll find the cycle continuing where each facet of staying motivated is refined and developed.

After you get started on something, you’ll almost always just get into it and keep going. There will be times when you have to do things you really don’t want to: that’s where the other steps and tips from other writers come in handy. However, the most important thing, that I think is worth repeating, is to just get started. Get that momentum going and then when you need to Take A Break. No one wants to work all the time!


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HIGHLIGHT

fifa world cup 2014

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written by : Azan Zuhair

With less than 60 days for the kick off of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, there is no doubt that we as fans, and the media has put forward some mutual favourites. The majority of the opinions as always lean towards Spain, Germany and of course, the host nation of Brazil. There is no question these teams have the players and the backing to go all the way, but no competition is complete without the underdog; that dark horse that could be the biggest of imminent surprises when it comes to any major sporting event. That having said, there are quite a few teams across many different qualifying regions that could pull of this upset; or well, pleasant surprise if you’re a neutral rooting for the underdog. We are going to be looking at 3 of those teams, who are making a good case of their chances at taking the most watched sporting spectacle by the scruff of the neck.

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“if you’re a neutral rooting for the underdog. We are going to be looking at three of those teams”

BELGIUM

Starting off with my favourite of the lot, this team coached by Marc Wilmots has taken the footballing world by storm. The average age of this golden age Belgium team is just 25 and boasts many popular players. Ranked 54th in the world only two years ago, they changed that to a remarkable 6th with their unbeaten qualification run to Brazil with eight wins and a draw. Their best result in FIFA World Cups so far was fourth place in 1986, and knowing the diversity of their squad, I am sure no one will argue they could do even better this time in Brazil. So who are these remarkable players? In goal, Belgium has Liverpool’s Mignolet and Athletico Madrid’s Courtois! Yes, two world class keepers. Their defensive line is compromised of the likes of Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany, Arsenal’s Vermaelen, Tottenham’s Vertonghen and Bayern Munich defender Van Buyten. Midfield is not any less valuable with Manchester United’s Fellaini, Chelsea’s Hazard & De Bruyne, Tottenham’s Chadli & Dembele, and even Everton’s Mirallas providing support. And of course to top it off, world class strikers in the form of Benteke and Lukaku. All popular players, majority playing in the EPL and who don’t need further introductions I’m sure.


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There is no doubt these red devils are going to give any opponent a serious run for their money.

IVORY COAST

The ‘Les Elephants’ qualified for their third straight World Cup after beating Senegal in the qualification stages. During their last two runs, they had the misfortune of being placed in the so called “group of death” and did not make it through to the knockout phases. However, with a relatively easier group in the form of Colombia, Greece and Japan, they will definitely be fancying their chances this time around. This team led by Coach Sabri Lamouchi faced much disappointment as they went out of the quarter finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations; despite being named favourites. And it is that motivation to make up for it, which could give them the kickstart they need to pull of this shock. Even with an average age of 27, their squad has the right blend of youth and experience and they will be looking towards their big guns, the Toure brothers, Kalou, Gervinho and of course their talisman striker/captain inspiration Didier Drogba to lead the onslaught in Brazil.

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COLUMbIA

Any team featuring Radamel Falcao’ needs to be feared. With 70 goals for Atletico Madrid in just 2 seasons (2011-2013), and having the rare honour of being one of the few players to score 5 goals in a single La Liga match, there is no doubt he is one of the elite strikers in the game today. The last time the ‘Los Cafeteros’ made it to the FIFA World Cup was in 1998 when they were on the giants of game. After several years of disappointment, they have definitely picked up, finishing two points behind giants Argentina, and second overall. Under former Argentina manager, Jose Pekerman, they scored 25 goals in their qualifying campaign. Even though the majority of players on the team are not well known, it’s a strong team led by former Milan defender Mario Yepes and with an average age of 28. With a manager that loves to play wide, what will definitely be on show is their attacking flair. Players like Guarin of Internazionale and James Rodriguez of Porto will bomb forward to provide support for River Plate’s Gutierrez, Porto’s Jackson Martinez and of


course their star striker, Falcao’! That fearsome quartet will look to send Colombia further than their previous best of Quarter Finals and to put the pain of past failings behind them.

THE REST OF THE PACK

So yes, there is no doubt any of these 3 teams could pull of a remarkable upset come June. But let’s also not forget the other potential underdogs.

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Japan

, that has plenty attacking flair in their line up (Kagawa, Honda, Endo)

USA

, led by German legend Klinsmann, which went on a 12 game winning streak and have experience with the likes of Howard, Dempsey and Donovan.

Nigeria

, first African team to qualify and reigning African Cup of Nations Champions with star studded players such as a Martins, Obi Mikel and Moses.

Chile

, that came third in qualifying and have notable players in the form of Isla, Vidal and of course Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.

You may be a neutral excited to see these teams play, or maybe you are still set on supporting one of the giants. But as we wait anxiously and excitedly for kick off day, what we can definitely guarantee is some immense fun! After all, it’s Brasil! Bring on the Samba football!


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fashion Perspective FASHION

RIMIE written by : Nashaya ( Nash )

DESIGNING DREAMS Solicitously created designs to fit the enchantingly glamorous life of high end clientele. An exquisite range, varying from simply classy and elegant, to fabulously fashionable. Ensuring absolute customer satisfaction with glorious features, inspired by the very latest fashion trends to create the clients’ dreams, into a fashion masterpiece.

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FASHION

Featuring her own set of outfits exclusively in 2007 on the RUNWAY show, Rimie explored her talents of thinking outside the box, focusing all her ideas in to one single theme. Definitely a success in terms of self development, Rimie stole the show as best designer. With her own academic background in designing, Rimie sets a great example as she shares her talent by teaching aspiring designers. With a hint of ‘classy’ in all her outfits, Rimie has worked for some of the most well-known celebrities in the region. In the year 2009, she brought more of her inner talent by creating outfits for all the models in the reality show, EVINCE Model. She states that designing is not entirely about presenting the final product to a client, but in ensuring their full satisfaction with her work until the very last bit of any event. Rimie claims that she has a habit of staying back with the client in helping her pick out further accessories/shoes to match the outfit.

“It’s the final moment that counts; right when she/he walks in to their planned spot/event/ show” she says. “You have to sync with your client, make sure their smile stays on throughout. Nothing is worth more.”

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Unfortunately though, it seems Fashion Designing is not as easy to be practiced here as it would seem. Drawing up a sketch and making it in to a winning reality, can be acquired through continuous zest and the support from the requested client. “I love to make my own designs. Usually though, it’s clients coming in with their own idea of designs. They bring me pictures and ask me to sew up a dress in accord with their idea. But what they probably do not understand is the fact that I’m wired to create my own customized designs. I am able to recognize what could work and what could not. Depending on their fitting and requirements of bringing out a particular theme or style, a designer would have the knowledge in delivering the perfect piece of apparel; be it a wedding dress, party dresses or men outfits”.

Rimie defines fashion designing as having the freedom to simply create. She believes that designing and sewing are entirely two different areas. A designer need not necessarily be a tailor. “Designing outlines all the details, right from the material of the clothing to the beads and accessories to be used on the outfit. Here in Maldives, I find that people may have a misconception where a designer is expected to sew as well. But I’d love to see the day when I am able to design my own clothes and hand it over to someone and expect them to bring out the same product as the sketch. For me, that’s what designing is. At times I feel that people are afraid of seeing a sketch; they have their

doubts that a real result can be brought out with a simply drawn-up idea. That, for me, becomes quite a challenge”. While this may take some time for our community in adapting to, hopefully it’s not too far off. Rimie claims that she awaits a day for when fashion designers such as herself would be able to indulge in exposing their talents, through exhibitions; something which she believes would definitely be of value. With an eye out for the latest trends and a heart of gold to carry her through, we wish Rimie all the best in her future ventures. To see some of her latest designs, don’t forget to visit https://www.facebook.com/ ByRimie


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FITNESS & HEALTH

Need to know reasons why you aren’t Losing Weight? Need more sleep if you don’t sleep well, then the body’s hormone axis don’t work properly. They affect metabolism and eventually lead to weight gain. Doctors say if you aren’t sleeping, your body won’t be digesting food normally either. Besides, people suffering from insomnia often snack through the night or drink coffee, which makes the problem worse. Fix it: Get into a routine by going to bed at regular times and waking up at the same time, even during the weekends. Steer clear of caffeine after 4 pm and try to avoid iPhones or watching TV in your bedroom. Instead, unwind by reading before going to bed.

You’re depressed the problem here is twofold. Most people share an emotional relationship with food. So when depressed, they tend to eat more. However, antidepressants can also stimulate the appetite as, when people feel happier, thanks to the medication, they overeat. Fix it: It’s important not to use an increase in appetite as an excuse to eat the wrong foods. Instead, make sure you always have healthy snacks, such as fruit, nuts and seeds, on hand to stave off those pangs of hunger.

You’re stressed when adrenaline (the stress hormone) kicks in, the body produces more cortisol, which in turn causes hunger. When you’re stressed it’s tempting to turn to unhealthy

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ready meals, high-calorie snacks. Stress can also make you feel lethargic. All of these factors take their toll on the waistline. Fix it: Even in times of stress, eat regular, healthy meals. People who are stressed at work tend to laze around in bed on weekends, but that makes matters worse. Unless you eat within half an hour of waking up, the body will go into fasting mode and store up the last meal in case you don’t eat.

Eating late at night Studies have shown that people who consume the same calories as others, but eat them an hour or two before going to bed will put on more weight than those who eat earlier. This is because the body is aware that you are not being active, so it stores the calories by turning them into fat. It takes the body longer to convert this

Fix it: Eat your main meal at lunchtime and then have a smaller, lighter meal in the evening, at least three hours before going to bed. The body’s ability to digest food reduces as the sun sets.

You’ve cut out carbs We all know you need a balanced diet to be healthy but for many of us, cutting out carbs is a sure-fire way to reduce a few kilos quickly. However, when you eliminate something from your diet, the body starts to crave it. Carbs are important building blocks for the body to turn into energy.


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This article I relax, take a step back and honestly express my gratitude. Gratitude has many theorotical definitions though all come up to the same by definition, it is the state of being grateful or thankful.It is universally seen as a positive human attribute. you can hear how highly gratitude is thought of over and over again in sayings from all over the world. Being thankful is one of the best feature ‘s of Islam. A Roman saying goes a thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all virtues. A Yiddish proverb goes the truly rich are those who enjoy what they have - Yiddish proverb if you’re not thankful then you‘re a wizard - African proverb Perhaps the gratitude have been praised for centuries in so many cultures for good reason.Studies have shown that expressing gratitude is connected to a wide variety of positive outcomes. Gratitude may help us deal with stress. for example, Over a the decade evidence has been mounting to show that gratitude mitigates the negative consequences of traumatic events.Ofcourse the benefits of

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gratitude extend far beyond serious traumatic events. Simply expressing gratitude has positive effects on daily lives. I was speaking to some High school students about gratitude .Students that counted their blessings expressed enhanced self- reported gratitude,optimism, life satisfaction and decreased negative feelings. In adults the keeping of gratitude journals and reading led to overall happier thoughts. Also they tend to help someone with a personal problem or offered emotional support to another,suggesting that the positive affects of gratitude expands outward. Given the benefits of expressing thanks , I decided to do myself. And I recommend each and every reader to do so kindly if you wish to. I sat out on my couch with a pad of paper and my favourite purple pen ,whiling my self away from the phones and I- pads. I wrote out all the little things in my life that I am thankful for. It turned out to be a quiet long list about nine pages long, actually. So rather than bore you with the whole thing, I’ve included few of my favourite highlights. You can send into vibe yours as well. I am thankful to almighty Allah for bestowing knowledge on us. I am thankful to my beloved mother

late Azeeza Ibrahim and Father Abdul Guddoos, my loving brothers and sisters & their families ,who helped me become the woman I am. I am thankful for all the people in my life who have made me smile. If you have ever been my friend then you have surely made me smile a lot, I’m extra greatful to close friend’s and my school classmates/ friends I refer to them as MK’s with love. Hope they will not mind me publicising it. I love


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I’m thankful to the natural world and people I meet as a developmentalist and journalist.I get to explore and visit different islands and other countries to mostly bring the people’s stories to the viewers . them all. They enrich my life. I am thankful to my collegues from MPND and TVM and others whom I work with. They truely enriched my life with knowledge, wisdom and happiness. Deep from my heart I thank my audience. They convey immense love. Whether I’m on screen or off screen. Especially when I visit the islands of Maldives they give me love and respect. I owe them a lot.

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I am thankful for the people and things that inspire me to do what I love to do be it Rotary Club of Male’ or Blind and visually impaired society of Maldives . I am thankful to my soulmate Hassan, H as we celebrate 23 years of togetherness. I enjoy life every moment with you and you are my greatest inspiration to be humble. My 18 month old son Hawi Hasnanin Hassan Haleem my 4H . Im forever learning to be a mother from you. I adore you both.

I am thankful to coffee, without which I feel down,to be frank. People who love food and appreciate eating with productive discussions always make me happy. I am thankful for little surprises. Last but not the least Thankyou the vibrant vibe team and for it is you , my readers and viewers that make me feel worthwhile. Enjoy your day of thanks and don’t forget to express to the people you love just how thankful you are to have them. happy thankful months ahead Big Thankyou Maryam M


FEATURE

FEEL THE BEATS WITH written by : Nashaya ( Nash )

DJ ANGIE Music instilled in her bones and a positive energy in her veins, Maldives+ first paid female DJ Syzygy (AnGie) set out for a rough ride, as she shares the story about making her dream come true. “I was always intrigued by music,” she says. “But I never set out to do this till quite recent, in 2009. It was during my days abroad that I was truly moved by the beats. The biggest thrill for me was playing around with the mixer and I was extremely curious to learn.” With her mind set, in 2009 Angie completed her basic Beginner’s course from DJ Academy, Sri Lanka. But, it was not without challenges. “As soon as I moved back home there were limitations. I had no place to practice, no setup and I felt as if I could lose touch at it any minute. So I decided to save up and make my own”. For Angie this finally became a reality in 2011. “After much struggle and waiting, it finally happened. I had my own setup where I could practice whenever I wanted. For me, that was a huge step.”

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The year 2013 found Angie setting out for another learning experience. It was at SAE Thailand where she completed an Electronic Music Production Course that undoubtedly helped her to brush up her skills and align her more towards her dreams. Influenced by Progressive House, Tech House, Techno and Minimal, Angie believes that ‘you don’t just play to make people dance; you play for good music to fill the air.’ Today, she awaits a signed-seal contract with one of the best employer’s around, while enjoying a business partnership with her father. When we got the chance to meet this self-made Diva, I just had to ask; What was the biggest challenge you faced here in Maldives? The fact that I was a private individual seeking employment in this field. I didn’t come from an association so it was very hard to start off and set an image. There was this one time when I felt so de-

motivated by a comment, particularly because it stated two things which I cannot change; that I was a girl and a local. That really hit hard. If it was something regarding my music, or the way I play, I could’ve always tried to fix it and make it better. This was different though. In this case, there was no way I could gain more ground. I am a girl and I am not sorry for that, nor am I sorry for being a local. Your alias is pretty interesting. What’s the significance? Well, [laughs] Syzygy refers to three celestial bodies in one alignment. It’s when the sun, moon and earth align into one single line and that’s when eclipse occurs too. I found it very deep. What’s your biggest achievement up-to date? Participating in the RAVE show “Cupid 2014” abroad would definitely be it. It wasn’t just about getting the exposure


and meeting so many different people, but getting compliments from random strangers who heard my mix, let alone, top DJ’s from different parts of the world expressing their feelings towards my performance, became such a thrill. It’s one of the best things to see people enjoying and moving to the music that you’re making. How do you chill out? Anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. I love playing the PS3; Need for Speed is my thing. I enjoy swimming -- well actually, I love the water. Currently I am trying out wind surfing. Anything related to water sports and I’m in! Besides that, I’m into documentaries and listening to audio books. You’re into business as well, right? Yes. I don’t entirely depend on my being a DJ for the money I make or the life I am building. You always need a

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backup. I am planning to open up a shop very soon. Other than that, I help out my Dad at his firm. I’m a Marketing Manager outside my DJ life, as well. My family is so supportive and I wouldn’t have been able to go this far without their understanding. See, you need to keep a balance. DJ -ing is my passion but once you come back to reality, life goes on. You have to work hard. What advice would you give to those who pursue the same interest? I would love to see more girls stepping up and following this field at Maldives. And be it a guy or girl, I’d advise them to follow their heart. If you don’t have the genuine passion there is no kick. You can’t just act out that you’re into something. When you’re really into it, you move differently. You may not even notice the crowd. You move to your own rhythm. If you want it, don’t ever give up. Never stop till you achieve it. If you feel like you’re struggling,

be patient. I had moments where I thought I would just drown in my sorrow [laughs]. But in due time, everything falls in to place and even the right people come along. Dreams are never wrong. Take a moment and think. There’s always a reason to move forward. Don’t just give up due to obstacles. Angie had her own share of doubts at some points, but the light at the end of the tunnel proved far more worthy. For more updates on Angie’s current works, follow her on her page Facebook/Angie So, what are you waiting for? Start working on your dream.


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Being the Other Woman Is it a Choice?

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It’s the adrenalin rush. The feeling of experiencing ‘forbidden love’ and ‘stolen kisses’ to which great romantic novels have been written to are once- in-a-lifetime opportunities for some people written by : Riala

“I hate her! She lured my boyfriend away from me. I was on a scholarship and she took advantage of the situation. ” This was how Sara explained what happened with her long-time relationship with her exboyfriend. That was 2 years back. Then she met Farshan. “It was love at first sight. I knew I belong with him. Isn’t he charming?!” Sara sighed and showed me his text message and there he had written “From the first time I saw you, I knew you are mine.” We were discussing her budding relationship over coffee. No, let me rephrase that. She was telling me about her infatuation over this guy and I was expected to nod and smile to everything she says, over coffee. She kept on blabbering about how they met and how they keep on texting and how his wife accidently read one of the text messages Sara sent him.

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“Wait! Did you say his wife!? You mean he is married?!” I suddenly jerked my attention to really listen to what she was actually saying. “Yeah. He was really pissed off. I asked him what did she say and he said he told her it was just work stuff ” then she giggled. I couldn’t believe my ears. I shook my head and asked again “You mean Frashan is married?” I wanted to make sure I got all the information right. “Yet. But he is not happy. He wants to leave her. He wants to divorce her. The only reason he is still married is because they have a son. He said Ayaan means a lot to him. He is soooo cute. Do you want to see a picture of Ayaan?” “Sara! My God! What have you got yourself into? How do you know that he is telling

the truth?” I was confused. He has a son too? Where is his wife? What will she be thinking? Or does she even know? Is he telling the truth? How can Sara expect him to be faithful to her after the way he is treating his wife? Lots of questions started clouding my judgment over the situation. That night I lay awake on the bed staring up at the ceiling and started to wonder. I know Sara. She hated the girl who ‘stole’ her boyfriend two years back. She was devastated. She was heartbroken and sometimes it sounds like she is still not over the betrayal and hurt and suddenly she is who she hates most! How and why did she turn out to be the one person she loathed most in the world? Sara is not different from many of girls I know. She has to have a boyfriend. Being single is ‘depressing’ for her. She feels


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‘lonely’ even if she is surrounded by people and especially when the topic is her. She claims time’s running out and remind the rest of us how ‘old’ we are getting and how quickly and so it’s essential to ‘grab’ someone before we runs out of our biological time.

Potential Boyfriend – Married vs Single Single men are attractive or else why would they be called eligible bachelors? But to have gone through a failed relationship, it is all too tiring to think of starting a new one from scratch and to put in all that effort to maintain and build a relationship. Men are hard to understand. We never know if they are just testing the waters or merely having fun still, because they are ‘not ready to settle down yet’.

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But why does it have to be a married man? One might wonder. I did too. “Married men are obviously more experienced than single men. Plus they already know how to be with a woman and make them happy”. A friend pointed out the obvious answer. A married man is better than a single man since he has already been screened and chosen to be the desirable marital partner by the woman who has married him. It’s the adrenalin rush. The feeling of experiencing ‘forbidden love’ and ‘stolen kisses’ to which great romantic novels have been written to are once- in-a-lifetime opportunities for some people. It’s sheer luck for some people to have so much happen in their lives, while others lead a rather ‘boring’ life. But once a woman starts dating a married

man, the woman becomes the other woman in his life. And why would anyone want to be the second best? If he is cheating and lying to his wife, wouldn’t he do the same to his mistress too? Of course he would!

A New Game - Risk vs Competition Starting a ‘secret’ affair gives a sense of excitement. And it’s challenging too. Once a woman starts an affair with the married man, a competition starts. Women don’t usually compete for the man, but with the woman – his wife. It becomes rather exciting, since, the mistress already has an added advantage in the situation because she offers something new to him. It can be a second chance to boost the ego to people like Sara, who has been already been cheated on, to prove self-worth. To her, this


is the time to start climbing up the rope to which she has been clinging on to with hope, as she was thrown off the cliff from the previous relationship.

they lose? It’s not just the game or the man. It’s a blow to the ego and getting labeled in the society as the ‘home wrecker’ even if they didn’t in the end.

For men, it’s a totally different story. They like to add a little spice to life and according to research done, three quarters of married men admit they are willing to have extra-marital affairs if they knew they would never get caught.

A Choice?

“It’s a risk. But if he leaves his wife for you, then it’s worth the risk.” One of my friends said when we talked about the situation. True. It’s a risk, they say. By taking the risk, they get a husband. Probably start a life and build a home, but at the extent of another home? By breaking another woman’s heart and wrecking a marriage? And what do

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Why take the risk then, knowing there’s so much to lose than win? I asked Sara. She shrugged and looked at me sadly. I noticed the sadness she wanted me to see on her face didn’t reach her eyes. It was sparkling. With Excitement? I wondered! But there’s the other side of the coin too. Some women fall prey to philandering husbands who paint a real nice picture of an ‘unhappy loveless marriage’ in which he is captivated by the love he feels for his children or/and the respect he shows for the older parents. The stories are almost the same. Lame excuses, if you ask me! “She doesn’t care about me. She takes everything for granted. Never appreciates what i have been doing for her.” We are married only in name. She never

sees me as her husband. I don’t know why she even stays married to me.” “I can’t lie anymore. I’m never happy with her. I feel suffocated in this marriage.” These are some of the ‘lines’ men uses. Then why does women fall prey? Are they as naïve and stupid? It’s not stupidity, neither being naïve. It’s the hope that one of the men really is telling the truth that makes the woman to make up her mind to give him a chance. In the hope that one day that she would be the only woman in his heart and life and not the other woman.


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entertainment

Upcoming movies Hollywood

transformers age of extinction Screens : June 2014

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them. Directed by: Michael Bay Written by: Ehren Kruger Main Cast Mark Wahlberg - Cade Yeager Nicola Peltz - Tessa Yeager Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (voice)

x-men days of future past

MALeFICENT

Screens : May 2014

Screens : June 2014 The untold story of the villain from “Sleeping Beauty” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land. Directed by: Robert Stromberg Written by: Linda Woolverton, John Lee Hancock Main Cast Angelina Jolie - Maleficent Elle Fanning - Princess Aurora Sharlto Copley - Stefan

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Hollywood

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Directed by: Bryan Singer Written by: Simon Kinberg , Jane Goldman

Hollywood

Main Cast Patrick Stewart- Professor Charles Xavier Hugh Jackman - Logan / Wolverine Jennifer Lawrence - Raven / Mystique


Because we all want the best for our family.

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must visit festivals

White Nights Festival - St. Petersburg, Russia The White Nights Festival is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. It consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the culmination of the White Nights season, the largest public event anywhere in Russia with the annual estimated attendance about 1 million people, most of whom are students from thousands of schools and colleges, both local and international.eventually take their work out of the office and into the bedroom.

Glastonbury Glastonbury, England Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Harbin, China A festival exhibiting the most exquisite ice and snow sculptures in the world. Every year people build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers. This exhibition has a lot to offer, one can only find out after visiting it...and it is phenomenal!

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The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. The size and nature of the festival, held over 3 or 4 days in the open air, with performers, crew and paying festival goers staying in tents, caravans and motorhomes, has meant that the weather is significant. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival Brazil The Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1823. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba schools which are located in Rio.


entertainment MOTIVATION

DETUNE

“One Down” Sunkedun

Music Genre: Maldivian, Top 40s, Pop, Blues Language Spoken: Dhivehi, English Members: Ahmed Asif (Ammadey), Fathimath Fezleen (Fezu), Ahmed Furqaan (Fujee), Hassan Fathih Abdul Gafoor (Fathi) & Ali Shafiu (Ayya) Instrumentation includes: Drums, Percussions, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards, Vocals Talents includes: Live performances, Song composition, Studio Recording, Music arrangement. Detune formed in 2003 from a 3 piece acoustic band with just 2 guitarist and a percussionist, had expanded into a full fledged 5 piece band gave them the opportunity to perform; thus building a more diverse portfolio. All members are geared with professional certifications by renowned institution, Berklee Music College.

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Detune first album “One Down” has been launched on the 5th of April 2014. Album has been released at Aoili Restaurant in a press conference for the media by detune band producer Mr Thys Huang. The name of the album One down or Sunkedun is referred to as their first album and there will be more to come in the future.

Date formed : February 18th 2006

One down album consists of 6 songs, 4 songs in Dhivehi and 2 songs in English Written and composed by detune 5 members Based on life inspiring and true incidents of detune’s journey of 8 years being together. Talking of detunes music it’s a big mixture of all genres One down music is their unique own sound of detune and its their audience who will categorize it to which genre. Among the album the song “Nashaala” has been the most listeners favorite and in very near by future detune is going to bring their first video song for Nashaala.

As detune gigs through out the year the album was recorded in 2012 July in Colombo during one-month break. This was entirely a new experience for detuneband to be open to this world as musicians, which lead to a lot of musical knowledge and growth of their musical journey. In March 2013 detune took the album to Singapore for mixing and mastering to one of the leading Music studios called Dreambox Studio. This opportunity lead to a turning point to detune as the owner of DreamBox studio Mr Thys Huang offered the album to be produced by Him. The album has been produced under the license of DREAMBOX MUSIC PTE LTD and every song has been registered under DREAMBOX MUSIC PUBLISHING PTE. LTD. At recent the album is available at Jazz Café and in May we plan to keep in few more outlets in the capital Male’. The Cd is already selling in our regular platforms like in One and Only Reethi Rah, Baros Maldives and also in Anantara Kihavah.


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INVENTION

extreme sports, daredevil feats, and other spectacles.

The GoPro is an amazing action camera that lets people record extreme sports, daredevil feats, and other spectacles. Just a few years ago, it would have been impossible. But, today, it is the best-selling camera in the world.

doubled its sales yearly, to revenues of more than $500 million per year. Never underestimate the potential of a simple, effective, inexpensive tool.

When the company was founded by a young surfer and failed entrepreneur named Nick Woodman 12 years ago. The first GoPro product? A simple waterproof film camera. Since then, the company has

The hero three plus black edition

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Here’s a little bit about the latest from GoPro.

Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light


performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

What Is It? GoPro’s most feature-packed action camera to date.

jack, but there is a mic adapter cable sold separately.

The Best Part Image quality. The Hero 3 is capable of truly beautiful shots. In daylight and lowlight, it is a head and shoulders above its competitors. Nothing comes close in terms of sharpness.

Who ItS For? Boarders of all types, skiers, bikers, drivers, divers, base jumpers; you get the picture. Basically anyone who spends time outside, and wants to share it with the world.

The GoPro Hero THREE is a small camera thats designed to shoot high-resolution videos and be easy to use,

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Design From the front, the Hero 3 looks a hell of a lot like the old Hero 2, with a larger, slightly higher-up lens. Peep it from the side, though, and you’ll see it’s way thinner and lighter, with a case that’s waterproof to 197 feet and has a more-secure locking mechanism, a Wi-Fi remote control, and several mounting options. The Hero now uses Micro SD cards (up to 64GB) instead of full-sized. There’s no built-in 3.5mm mic

however, for users new to GoPro, its not exactly as simple as Felix Baumgartner jumping back to Earth.


FOOD AND NUTRITION

Fitting healthy habits into your hectic lifestyle

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for healthy habits, you’ll find yourself with extra reserves of energy that will lower your stress and help you get through life’s challenges.

Cut back on the amount of soda and coffee you drink.

Stock up on healthy, portable snacks.

Sugar and caffeine dehydrate you and create energy rushes followed by crashes, which are ultimately energy-depleting. Substitute with drinks like green tea or 100% fruit juice.

Cutting back on the amount of refined sugar you consume helps reduce calories and weight gain and also helps you avoid the energy slumps that come from sugar withdrawal. Items high in refined sugar include most soft drinks, cereals, baked goods, and of course, candy and ice cream. Look for low-sugar or no-sugar versions of these, or simply opt for healthy snacks instead.

Drink water throughout the day.

Replace high-sugar foods with low-sugar versions.

You don’t hear this nearly enough: water is an all-purpose wonder-substance. It’s great for your skin, your digestive system, and circulatory system, and aids in weight loss and cellulite reduction. If you feel fatigued during the day, it’s often because you aren’t hydrated properly. Drink water throughout the day, sipping from a large bottle or glass. If you have it nearby, it’s easy to remember.

Cutting back on the amount of refined sugar you consume helps reduce calories and weight gain and also helps you avoid the energy slumps that come from sugar withdrawal. Items high in refined sugar include most soft drinks, cereals, baked goods, and of course, candy and ice cream. Look for low-sugar or no-sugar versions of these, or simply opt for healthy snacks instead.

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Take the time to plan healthy meals for the week . Spend 15 minutes or so to map out your meals. Keep it simple. Then, when you shop for groceries, make your purchases based on the meals you will make during the week. This will help you avoid relying on less healthy take-out or fast food choices.


BEAUTY

6 MAKEUP TRENDS TO FOLLOW IN THE NEW QUARTER

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.2 .5 Ladies, new quarter of the year is here and it’s time to learn makeup trends to follow this season.. Sometimes the looks are extremely bright and meant to make a great impact while others are too dramatic and it seems impossible to wear such makeup. .1 Purple makeup. One of the biggest makeup trends to follow is purple makeup. Lavender, lilac, and orchid are popular shades this season. The best way to follow this makeup trend is focusing on the eyes. You can use purple shadow for a dramatic smoky eye look... If you don’t like a smoky eye look, you can simply use purple eyeliner.

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.2 Orange for lips

.5 Gold makeup

Yes, you read it right. Orange lipstick is a trend this time of the year. It has a tropical and fun look. The neon orange lipstick, which was shown on most runways, but if you are brave enough, you can give it a try. After all, it’s better to wear orange lipstick than the purple one.

It’s not a secret that gold tones look great on every woman, which is why gold makeup is in vogue this time.. If you decide to follow this makeup trend, choose anything from bronzed skin to apricot blush to gilded lids

.3 Bold liner To follow this makeup trend, you’ll need jet black liner, and make sure you keep the rest of your makeup as simple as possible – no orange and purple lips here.

.4 Natural look The natural look is one of the hottest makeup trends for this quarter of 2014. For this trend, you will need a good foundation to even out your complexion, blush and brown mascara. You will look like you don’t have any makeup on. One of the best things about this makeup trend is that it will not take long to apply it.

.6 White liner If kept simple, white liner looks very beautiful and feminine. One of the best ways to follow this trend is to apply white eyeliner on the inner corners of your lids with a V shape. It’ll make your eyes look a little bright without actually looking cold.


TASTE

whats in the dish...

pasta primavera 4

Serves

30 Mins

Ingredients

Kosher salt 12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise, or broccoli florets (or a combination) 2 carrots, shredded 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

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Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli and cook as the label directs. Add the sugar snap peas and/or broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to the boiling water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.

vegetables. Add the mint, parmesan and half the goat cheese and toss to combine. Season with salt.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water. Pour the tomato mixture over the pasta and

Per serving: Calories 638; Fat 27 g (Saturated 10 g); Cholesterol 33 mg; Sodium 841 mg; Carbohydrate 77 g; Fiber 7 g; Protein 24 g

Divide the pasta among bowls. Top with the remaining goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.


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#ALL OVER THE PLACE

Are you #using #hashtags when #you #write a #social #statusupdate on #Facebook or a #tweet on #Twitter? #ohmygoodness #itssotrendy.

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Hashtags are all over the place. You even hear people talking in hashtag speak (#crazy). The hashtag craze began in Twitter as a way to group topics, events, and other kinds of conversations. Hashtags work nicely over on Twitter because you can easily search for the latest news or trending topic. Recently, Facebook has joined in on the hashtag craze, and you can use hastags on Google+ as well. In theory, hashtags can be a good thing. You can search for news items and trending topics. If you are doing research for a book or report, it’s a handy tool to have for search purposes. Need the latest scoop on a celebrity or one of your competitors? Use their name in a hashtag. Searching for news in a particular industry? Add a hashtag. For example: #coffeeshop, #salon, #healthinsurance. By simply adding the hashtag in front of the word you wish to tag, you are creating a clickable link. People can click the link and they will be brought to other status updates, and tweets, using the same hashtag. In reality, however, hashtags have become something that most people don’t understand, and very often abused. If used correctly, “hashtags are a good thing”. Let’s see what you can do with them:

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Organizing your search based on subject. As previously mentioned, by adding the hashtag symbol to a word or phrase makes it searchable. Tag words that make sense to you and your business, or whatever it is you’re sharing. Like #howtoblog, #socalsurf, #cooking, #photography, or #bedtimestories.

Promoting and managing an event. Often, when you have a large event, workshop, expo — indeed, any kind of event, you can have people talk about it on Twitter or Facebook simply by creating a hashtag for it.

Following televised events. OK, if you watch “Heyanboo,” “American Idol,” “Filmy Udhares,” and other live

TV shows — including sporting events — you’ve seen how they use Twitter and hashtags during the shows. People watch the show and tweet their opinions, and even votes, all at the same time. TV shows love this because they are getting your input as things happen live. A bit of hashtag etiquette goes a long way. Just because you CAN use hashtags doesn’t mean you SHOULD use them. Choose your hashtags carefully. Make them meaningful, and not silly random or generic words. Think about why you are using a hashtag. Using more than three (if that many) in one sentence is going to annoy a whole lot of people. Goodness knows it’s more difficult to read a sentence loaded with unnecessary hashtags. Besides, it looks spammy. And you don’t want people to think you’re spamming them, do you? And don’t use hashtags in each and every one of your status updates or tweets. Hashtags work only if relevant. With that said — test your hashtags first. Check out the hashtag you would like to use. If you find that it leads to meaningless chatter, then don’t use it.


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catalogue

D&G The One Desire “For the woman who wants to feel unique, beautiful and sensual.”

75ml – MVR 1828.50/-

Calvin Klein Downtown “A sweet fragrance for the young at heart ”

50 ml – MVR 800 100 ml – MVR 1013

Clinique 7 Day Rinse Off Formula Face Scrub “Deflakes, refines and helps minimize the appearance on fine lines.” MVR 567/-

Lacoste L1212 Polo “ Perfect for an everyday chic look. ” MVR 1070/-

Davidoff The Game Intense “A new intense version of The Game” 50 ml – MVR 768/100 ml – MVR 931/-

Elianto Smooth Wear Face Powder “Offers long lasting wear with natural coverage. ” MVR 170.66/-

Zeades Madore Watch

“A classic watch made with Genuine Italian leather and Austrian crystals” MVR 9382.06/-

L’Oreal Youth Code Day/Night Cream “Evens skin tone and reduces dark spots, age spots, signs of sun damage, and post-acne marks” 50ML-MVR 404.92/-

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

“Has the lightness of a lotion with the moisturizing benefits of a cream. ” MVR 359/-

Le Cute Flagship Store Majeedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel : +960 301 9999


catalogue

Incessant & Eternal “Stride forward into the light. Into the promise of a new day. Shed the darkness of former days. Cast off the naysayers, the doom-merchants, everything that held you back.You have every reason to be proud.”

Official Product of Real Madrid FC

Official Product of FC Barcelona

Plaza Incense

G. Sosun Abeer, Rahdhebai Magu Male’ City, Tel: 3333 808 Fax: 3333 708 Email: incense@plaza.com.mv

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woody “Wood has always represennted endurance and steadfastness. The forests and woods which hold this wealth is considered in many cultures as sacred. It represents longivity. It represents warmth and therefore caring”


catalogue

Lisa’s Farm JAM

“Tasty & Healthy natural jam ”

rOYCE ENERGY “It’s my style”

Topcake

Alvien

“Fresh & Delicious cupcakes”

“Choco-filled fun”

222 Special Cracker

“Free of cholestrol, great in taste”

Coconut Powder Mitra

“Superior quality multi purpose coconut milk powder”

“Long fractionation palm oil & multi purpose marjarine”

Basmati Rice “ silky polished rice”

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FRENCH FRIES

Sunny Enterprises Pvt Ltd Waadhee Building, Ibrahim Hassan Didi Goalhi, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 300 4555 Fax: +960 300 4556 Email: sales@sunnyenterprises.biz


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