Summer weddings have always been thought of to be destination weddings. It has all the main ingredients to make it happen – gorgeous weather, vacation time for most kids, not to mention discount packages on travel tours. The beach has always been one of the top dream locations of soon-to-be-brides and the amazing location of the Caribbean tops the list. The shores of Riviera Maya are never the same once the Karisma line of hotels were built. Finally, there is a resort that caters to all walks of life – couples, honeymooners, families with kids, singles, even the more eclectic ones.
Finally got myself an iPhone – can you believe it? I can’t either. I haven’t been (that much) lusting after this freaky gadget like I do used golf balls (sorry, bad joke there). But after a brief rundown and iPhone 101 talk by friends, I’m won over. Sold. Fell in Love. Obsessed.
And I know I am going to be addicted to this baby (see I refer to it as my baby already!) and this will go high up there together with my basic needs, like the internet!
So tell me, what apps should I use? Any tips? Any accessories I should add?
So I finished the book. It seems John is quite the character, the type you only read about in books, the total self-sacrificing reformed rake. Disclaimer: I haven’t seen the movie, which I was told had a better ending. Hey, life doesn’t always have happy endings, they should not have ended up together – because honestly, I think Savannah was really weak. But then what they really had was pure teenage love (and it comes quick like allergy relief and sadly disappears as quickly too).
I might be writing in Greek here, for those who haven’t read the book. It’s an easy light read, it gave my heart a little hurting thump, but that is the die-hard romantic in me.
"I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)
"It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief . . . lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)
"And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)
We all enjoy BBQ parties – the camaraderie, the weather (if it’s done outdoors) and of course the food! I especially like grilled food because it is so easy to cook that you can pass the responsibility to your husband. And the fact you can cook everything on a BBQ grill – meat, pork, chicken, corn, veggies (kebabs!), hotdogs, seafood, the list is endless.
It’s no surprise then that there are families who would invest on lynx grills, the best grills in the market according to reviews. Having a BBQ grill saves time on last minute dinners, entertains guests easily at home and not to mention, gives a great feast.
Some take into consideration cost, functionality, ease of cleaning and taste when buying a grill.
Most families take this as the top most consideration when buying grills. Gas grills cost more than electric and charcoal grills. Many families buy charcoal grills as it is the cheapest, but charcoal won’t save you money in the long run. Charcoal is more expensive than fuel. You will spend much more money on charcoal than you will on gas down the road when you are having a BBQ. Electric grills are not that expensive and most families with a small space in their house use this.
There are people who say grilled food taste differently depending on how and where it is grilled. A charcoal grill or pellet grill should be your selection if taste/flavor is at the top or your list. It is even said that choosing a certain type of wood to smoke or a certain type of charcoal that will give you the flavor you are looking for. Ever read "smoked" ribs or salmon when dining out in restaurants? Consider a gas grill though when you need quick cooking.
Gas grills like fire magic grills can have side burners, rotisserie kits, and multiple burners which allow you more cooking space and the ability to cook other types of food at the same time.
One of my dreams for our home is to have a home theater system. As I’ve mentioned before, our family are huge movie buffs and couch potatoes. We can watch TV all day – having a home theater will be a great experience for us!
I just do not which one would be better – a plasma LCD TV or a HD TV. I’ve read many home theater buying guides and found out the ff:
LCD HDTVs work by shining a light behind an LCD panel made up of a fixed number
of pixels. Each pixel is either red, blue or green and is switched on or off when a
voltage is applied to it. When voltage is applied to a pixel, it is switched off,
meaning that light can’t shine through it.
The main advantage of LCD vs plasma HDTV is that LCD panels don’t suffer from
what’s called burn-in. This is a feature of plasma TVs where they are used to watch
TV stations with logos permanently displayed on-screen or where they are used for
video gaming with games that have static images such as a cockpit on flight
simulators. The image literally ‘burns-in’ the screen meaning that even when the
image is not present you can still see a faint trace of it on screen. So for video
gamers in particular, LCD is a better choice than plasma.
Plasma HDTVs have over a million chambers which house one or a combination of
gasses. When a voltage is applied to one of these chambers the gas ionizes and
emits ultra-violet light. This light strikes red, green or plue phophors coated on the
inside of the chamber and a pixel emits this color light.
Plasma HDTVs tend to have better contrast than LCDs because, even when a pixel
on an LCD panel is switched off it doesn’t block all the light coming through and
therefore the pixel isn’t completely black. Plasma HDTVs also tend to have a wider
viewing angle than LCDs, as on LCD HDTVs the contrast and colour of the image can change when the screen is viewed from different angles.
It is safe to say that plasma TVs are the choice for screens 40 inches or less but as new technology comes in, this is bound to change!