Posts Tagged Lifestyle

Weekender: Most Shocking Dresses

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With recent talks about the barely there dresses that some celebrities have been wearing, it seems a good idea to look back at some of the most shocking, ugly, straight up hilarious dresses the women we look up to have worn on the red carper over the years. Some of them are far worse than others. There are a few on here from 2014, and some going all the way back to 1999. Some of them will live in infamy. Read more here

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Memories

indexMemories are the only deposit we have in our “life bank”. Be it good or bad, every action that we take, every word that was spoken, becomes a record in this precious memory bank. There will be some memories that we wish we could press the “delete” button and ensure that they are never remembered. Better still, if we could do an “undo” and not let that event take place. On the brighter side, there will be memories that are treasured and cherished. Those events that made your world spin and mesmerised your spirit in utopian wonder. You only wish those moments never end. But alas, time is brutal. Even the best memory must come to an end. Leaving behind traces of memories that you can only reminisce with a smile. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekender: Russia’s Flying House

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Russian designers have presented a visual concept of a state-of-the-art house which they claim will be capable of flying.

A visual concept of a sophisticated new home which will be capable of floating through the air has been showcased by Russian designers, who claim that the house can also be used as a summer cottage and a small airship, media reports said.

The Freedom house, which has first and foremost been designed for so-called citizens of the world, can be installed almost anywhere on our planet — in the woods, at sea, on the coast, in the mountains, and in an urban area, according to Dmitry Ulitin and Anstasiya Taratuta of the design studio Artzona.ru.

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Beauty or Avatar

indexThere’s an old saying that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”, or is it? What is being beautiful anyway? Can beauty be defined objectively? Obviously there is no way of quantifying beauty – to be precise, physical feminine beauty. But commercialised beauty does have some measurable traits, such as the height, the shape, the cups, the lips and eyes, and so on. Just take a look at the participants in Miss World or Miss Universe. After a while, the girls seem to look-alike. Maybe the judges think otherwise. But as an observer, the kind of beauty expected in these contests tends to converge into a stereotype look-alike “Barbie doll” girl. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekender: Water from Greenhouse

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When is Enough ENOUGH

indexBusiness Insider: Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong earns 12 and a half times more than Putin at a whopping $US1.7 million. Loong’s salary is large enough to pay the for the leader’s salary of India, Brazil, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Germany.

Loong’s Singapore is also the world’s most expensive city for a second year in a row, according to the Economist’s bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report.

(Note: what is reported excludes bonuses, which are classified as “secret” in Singapore, meaning disclosure is an offence. Bonuses could amount to many times annual salaries. Part-time jobs pay circa USD$3 an hour, cleaners you see at the beautiful first class Changi International airport are paid less than USD$1000 per month) Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekender: Archiblox prefab home

Archiblox says the house is the “world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house,” by which it means the first prefab house to be energy positive. It has to be said that Gizmag has covered other houses whose designers might dispute that claim, such as the Odooproject and more recently, the P.A.T.H. range. Nonetheless, the sustainability credentials of the Archi+ appear to have been considered down to the last detail.

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A Illusion

funny-free-optical-illusions-eye-tricks-44The colour of a dress became an Internet sensation after a picture of a dress was posted. Hotly debated was the colour of the dress. Some people see it as blue and black, while others see white and gold. Who is right? But does it matter who is right? It is not a life threatening issue, so why the fuss. It is interesting to see how people and the media reacts to trivial matters when more serious matters do not command such a commotion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Useful or Valuable

Quotation-Tolstoy-country-life-possibility-happiness-people-Meetville-Quotes-123376The world we live is being incessantly bombarded by advertising propaganda, so much so that carnal desires have been grossly subverted. Queues formed to buy the latest iPhone even before the shops are opened. Those vying for the latest gadgets are likely to already owned a good and working iPhone, if not a few other phones or tablets. Why is there such madness in wanting to have the latest iPhone when the older one is working well? More puzzling is the fact that the new phone does not offer anything significantly more than the older one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekender: 3D Printed Bike

Industry worked together with Ti Cycles to create a bike with a 3D printed titanium frame. The bike is called Solid and can connect to a smartphone app: My Bike. This app alarms a user when a light needs replacement and if something gets wrong with one’s brakes. There is also software called Discover My City, which has a series of routes through Portland’s most trendy neighborhoods, with suggestions about where to eat and shop.

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