pg 2 Be Inspired -
Parenting - pg 5
Creative Ideas - pg 10
Fun Stuff - pg 16
Fashion - pg 22
Events - pg 26 Book #1 - Issue #1
November - December 2013
eading towards a brand new
year is a miracle, we're here and we
can still have that moment with our loved ones
Inspiration: Growing up was a struggle, I was not the smartest in the class but I always ﬁnd my way to passed the exam (if you know what I mean) The word” English” is something I was born with an allergy as I grew up in a city where English is not the native language, I'm too shy to talk even to converse with our foreign visitors, I was so naïve back then that I am willing to die than to speak English yet, I love to hear people talking in such language it greed me deep within… I always remember the time when I can't ﬁnd someone to help me with my assignment so I asked my grandmother for assistance and only to found out that I got zero on my homework:
Thank you for giving me a chance to
Typhoon Yolanda, the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this year caused massive devastation country-wide. Mass destruction in at least 36 provinces. Quake strickenBohol was also badly a ected. All donations will be pooled together to reach thousands of families in urgent need of food, non-food items, and shelter assistance hygiene kits. Our countrymen urgently needs all the humanitarian support and funding. Consider donating today
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The very next day after school, I told grandma, I don't want to go to school anymore!! It traumatized me to see zero score on my assignment.
And that's where I started to dream and promised myself that I will learn ENGLISH in anyway possible.
So enjoy and again, thank you so
Been into blogging for many years now, it granted many opportunities for me as a person and a simple individual, I did not blog for fame or money, I blog because I wanted to learn and fulﬁll my dream to write
So here I am writing my heart out!! I may not be a good writer but at least I've given myself a chance to try and experience failures.
But you know what!! It feels great, Everyday is a learning process so never give up!! There's no harm in trying coz there's magic in believing. –-- Wisemummy81 --
Typhoon Yolanda, considered one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, made landfall in the Philippines early on November 8, sweeping the central Visayas island group. Images of houses damaged, large trees uprooted, and swelling waves caused by storm surges towering as high as 16 feet have occupied international and local headlines. An estimated 25 million people are a ected in Visayas and Luzon alone. Many have been displaced, especially in Bohol, where about 5,000 families remain temporarily sheltered in make-shift tents following the recent quake. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/united-as-one-bangon-pilipinas-for-survivors-of-super-typhoon-haiyan
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Parenting:Bullying Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the nal forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. â€• Anne Frank
especially when its time for our little ones to be in school on their own, the question is, how do we prepare our kids? How do we protect them??
During my school days, Bullying is not even a word to begin with, Since, I became a mother everything to me is a learning process, I really want I can't even compare how safe we are to be a better mom, but it's hard before than today; the very worst is because what I have inside of me is a here in this generation, due to the memory of a lonely child .. progress of technology that I was a product of a broken family and I everything can be learned with just a click, Kids these days are very smart did not think of myself less than any that sometimes I lose control of how other kids, yes!! People judged and I they are able to turn the things upside was bullied for the things I have no control, it was a painful childhood and down .. yet I have used every pain to built that con dence in me, Great inventors are born normal just like anyone else but they professed themselves and learned to be great . Same as bullies, they're not born bullies but people made them to be one!!! One of many things we, parents feared is bullying, we always want our kids to be safe but we cannot control things 5
How do we prevent and prepare our kids What are the signs that your kid is being bullied or the bully one: Bully victim e ect checklist: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.)
Unexplainable pain and injuries, headaches, stomachache Faking illness Lost or destroyed things like books, clothing, gadgets and anything alike Loss of appetite and interest in school Avoidance to people Depression Decrease in self-esteem Sleepless and frequent nightmares
The bully checklist: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 6
Friends with the naughty ones Parents always received complain calls from school and other parents Aggressive Disrespectful Always have new belonging and extra cash Insensitive/ hardheaded
4...Power of hug and Love The simplest human touch, A hug is simple gesture of love that kids would always have that feeling of comfort, security, joy and contentment. 5...Spend Time
1. ...Open communication Always provide space and an open line for your kids to speak, be a friend, don't judge and be a good listener to them, Let the kids feel that they have the parents who are willing to listen to them in whatever things they want to share.
2...Socialization Kids who are socially exposed have a lower risk of being a victim, enroll your kids in any interesting activities, let them mingle with other kids , provide them the con dence in socialization.
3...Spanky Habit It is ok to get angry with your kids because children by nature will test us into our limits and giving them a little spank is one way to keep them in the proper phase, but don't make it a habit to spank them whenever they are mistaken Spank causes a small gap into our relationship with our kids and making it a habit will widen the gap and kids will eventually immune into the system and no longer feel the pain and fear, resulting to brat and bully child.
Make it a habit to spend time with your kids even in your busy days, remember, such little time would mean so much to them. We, parents can only hope for the safety of our kids and keep them forever but letting go and let them experience the world would able them to be strong and be prepared in the future, spend time , shower them with love and comfort as it is their weapon against this cruel world. " You may give them your love but not your thoughts," For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the make upon the path of the inﬁnite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness. For even as He loves the arrow that ies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” –-- Kahlil Gibran --
Dining out is sometimes becoming a torture to me specially when I have 3 kids to look after, nanny might come in handy but things are sometimes out of hand, other customers may understand the nature of kids but beyond that, it is always inconvenient to see kids running around and break things
Family Friendly Resto in Kuwait
But as a mother, I always look at the fundamentals, that kids are also human and it is a necessity to bring them outside of the house as they are bound to explore and play, we might not want the trouble but we can always try to keep them behave or distract them with toys or anything that will grab their attention, or simply go to a restaurant that o ers a child and family friendly environment In Kuwait, there are many restaurants furnished the idea of family friendly service but few actually do and take everything into consideration, when I say consideration, dine in and worry less bout kid's safety and tantrums. Here are few convenient places to dine with kids in Kuwait 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.)
IKEA Restaurant ( at the avenues mall) Burger King ( salmiya sea side) McDonalds ( sea side) Hard rock CafĂŠ The Food world -- the avenues mall
Would be best to keep the list long for other parents to know, so if you are in Kuwait and know places that are in the above category do send me a mail at email@example.com 8
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Highly creative people tend to be non-conformists who do their own things irrespective of the crowd. Some purposely go against popular trends in order to demonstrate their uniqueness and creativity. Others, often those who are most creative, often seem blithely unaware of the crowd, so focused are they on doing their own things.
Things you'll need For paper Mache: ·old newspaper (cut into strips approx. 1 ) ·1 pc. balloon ·for paste or glue = mix 1 cup our and 1 cup water For wrapping: ·Red Crepe Papers & White Crepe Papers ·Liquid glue ·Black art paper for the eyebrow ·White paper & Black marker for the eyes ·Yellow Paper for the mouth
Instructions 1. Start with a balloon and papermâché. Tear newspaper into strips and apply. The paste to paper and balloon. Use a bucket as a stand to keep it still and clean while working. Let it dry for 1 day. 2. Cut the crepe papers a long strip and folding it in half several times, cut your strip about an inch from the end. 3. Apply the crepe papers using liquid glue 4. Create an eyebrow, eyes and mouth using markers and colored papers and stick it to piñata.
I can't even narrow when it all started, the last time I have my sel e post is like an hour ago and still doing some more. This year marks the craziest craze in the World Wide Web regardless of your age, race, religion, pretty or not, we love the SELFIE trend,. Recently, the word "Sel e" has been named as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries in 2013.
Bits of "SelďŹ e" History from Wikipedia:
The term "sel e" was discussed by photographer Jim Krause in 2005, although photos in the sel e genre predate the widespread use of the term. In the early 2000s, before Facebook became the dominant online social network, selftaken photographs were particularly common on MySpace.
However, writer Kate Losse recounts that between 2006 and 2009 (when Facebook became more popular than MySpace), the "MySpace pic" (typically "an amateurish, ash-blinded self-portrait, often taken in front of a bathroom mirror") became an indication of bad taste for users of the newer Facebook social network. google search
Instagram led to the resurgence of sel es in the early 2010s. Initially popular with young people, sel es have become popular among adults as well. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that sel e was among its the "top 10 buzzwords" of 2012; although sel es had existed for years, it was in 2012 that the term "really hit the big time
According to a 2013 survey, two-thirds of Australian women age 18-35 take sel es the most common purpose for which is posting on Facebook.A poll commissioned by is the Word of the year 2013 smartphone and camera maker Kim K twitter post Samsung found that Early Facebook portraits, in contrast, sel es make of 30% of the photos taken were usually well-focused and more formal, taken by others from distance. In by people aged 18 24. 2009 in the image hosting and video By 2013, the word "sel e" had become hosting website Flickr, Flickr users used commonplace enough to be monitored 'sel es' to describe seemingly endless for inclusion in the online version of the self-portraits posted by teenage girls. Oxford English Dictionary. In November 2013, the word "sel e" was announced According to Losse, improvements in technology especially the front-facing as being the "word of the year" by the Oxford English Dictionary . camera introduced in the iPhone-4
(2010) and mobile photo apps such as
cool mobile photo apps The Smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely changed the scenery of modern photography. Here is a line up of most downloaded and trending FREE photo mobile applications to capture, enhance and share your photos from your smart phones anywhere you are!!
5. Camera 360
4. Momentscam / Momenshare
6. Adobe Express
Places to go before you die: Collection of Creative Ideas
Son Doong Cave is World's largest cave, discovered in 2009 (www.sondoongcave.org)
Son Doong cave in Vietnam is world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river cave", It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights
No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in the nature. Humans have transformed Earth beyond recovery, but luckily not everything is lost yet. Beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magniďŹ cent oceans with fabulous islands â€“ our planet has many breathtaking places and awe-inspiring sceneries just waiting for you to discover them.
However, life is short, and the funds are limited, so we have to narrow down the selection. The following are just few of the places I wanted to be.
It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights. Son Doong cave is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and approx 9 kilometers long, with caverns big enough to t an entire city street inside them, twice as large as Deer Cave in Malaysia (currently considered the world's largest with 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long). Son Doong cave was classi ed as the largest cave in the world by BCRA (British Cave Research Association) and selected as one of the most beautiful in the globe by the BBC news 13 19
Boracay Island Philippines (wikitravel.com)
Blue Moon Valley China (www.topchinatravel.com)
Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches about an hour's ight from Cebu or Manila just o the larger Philippines island of Panay. For beach connoisseurs it competes with the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean and the South Paci c as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. For those wanting to just lounge around and top up their tan, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances. The more active will appreciate water sports and activities such as sailing, wind sur ng, snorkelling, diving and jet skiing. The fun in Boracay doesn't end when the sun sets. Boracay night-life pulsates with many bars and
Blue Moon Valley scenic area, also called Shika Snow Mountain area, is located in the southwestern ShangriLa (Zhongdian), about 7km away from Shangril-La county with about 15 min driving. Cable in this attraction has began to serve since 2006. With a 4,190-meter-long, this cable is the longest one in Yunnan Province. People can get to the peak (4,000 meters above the sea level) from the foot of the mountain (3,270 meters above the sea level). When standing on the peak, people can have a view of Meili Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, as well as snow mountains in Daocheng, Sichuan. In this area, with the diverse combination of multielementary features, including snow peaks, forests, owers, gorges, meadows, lakes and caves, it is highly appreciated for its sightseeing availability. Within the entire landscape, it has di erent landscape categories
restaurants serving food, drink and fun until dawn.
digital print in
The greatest difference between digital printing
canvas, glass, metal, marble, and other substances.
and traditional methods such as lithography,
In many of the processes, the ink or toner does not
ď€‚exography, gravure, or letterpress is that there is
permeate the substrate, as does conventional ink,
no need to replace printing plates in digital
but forms a thin layer on the surface that may be
printing, whereas in analog printing the plates are
additionally adhered to the substrate by using a
repeatedly replaced. This results in quicker
fuser ď€‚uid with heat process (toner) or UV curing
turnaround time and lower cost when using digital
printing, but typically a loss of some ďŹ ne-image detail by most commercial digital printing
How cool is that??!! People continue to innovate
and fashion continues to discover colorful trends
The most popular methods include inkjet or laser
and real-like print design.
printers that deposit pigment or toner onto a wide variety of substrates including paper, photo paper,
According to Wikipedia
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Discover what's causing your Breakouts thru
1 & 2: Digestive System Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
Over and over again we left perplexed by the outbreak of spots in different areas of the face. That sometimes we questioned ourselves, if Is it hormonerelated? or Did I miss my ďŹ ve-a-day?
3: Liver Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up rst, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
http://thebeautygypsy.com - By : Anubha Charan
Today, I just read about this wonderful information which was a practice from long long time, The ancient art of face mapping can help you identify the cause of your blemishes by splitting the face into several sections such as forehead, chin and nose and understanding the different 'zones'.
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues,
It is always best to see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction â€“ just because you break out between the brows doesn't always mean you have a bad liver!
4 & 5: Kidneys Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up! 6: Heart Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing bad fats with good fats such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, sh and ax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging. 7 & 8: Kidneys Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, co ee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration. Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of
these is the issue, don't let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, ca eine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they a ect the most! 11 & 12: Hormones This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their e ect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side). 13: Stomach Step up the bre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion. 14: Illness Zits here can be a sign that your body is ghting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!
Hyundai Empower :
LEAD a HEALTHY FAMILY
I was at the palms hotel last night to attend the Hyundai empower Healthy Family lifestyle, such a good initiative for the people behind the free program as Kuwait really need something like this to empower and start living in a healthy lifestyle.
and died before their parents , it is an alarming process for me, my kids are living in the same state and it is possible to us (my family) to adopt the habit.
According to Mr. Yousef Alqanai one of the lead speaker, Kuwait tops the most number of obesity rates in the world based on the ratio of 70% of men and 80% for women with a dangerously raising diabetes condition as early as 9 years old, I was certainly saddened by the information, knowing that kids of this country are very prone to diabetes 26
The seminar has open my eyes in a new world of healthy lifestyle, I m a soda addict to be honest, but somehow, learning about the facts and the things that may a ect my kids thru my vices feared me the most, as what Ms. Sara Al-Kandari also one of the speaker, a clinical dietitian said the best gift we can give to our kids is
health because with good health they can enjoy what we parents worked for and achieve everything!!
The seminar was indeed a wonderful start and I m so glad to have taken the chances of being there. 27
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