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Khoi hak jao lai Afrika!
June 4, 2010, 2:45 AM
Filed under: Music, Travel

K’naan has topped the monthly list. I seriously considered going to South Africa for this.. (got their moves right in preparation) :p



The Volcano Eruption in Iceland
April 16, 2010, 10:26 AM
Filed under: Travel

Apparently yesterday, a volcano erupted in Iceland. All flights to London have been cancelled for 2 days.. I once heard that the particles released in a volcanic eruption can acctually cause plane engines to malfunction. And throughout history, planes have crashed due to such a cause. Beware guys! And let this cool off for a couple of days before you fly over there!

PS. Only airports starting from london upwards towards the Scandinavian countries claim to be at risk – rest are safe..



Wowwee Rovio
February 19, 2010, 11:09 AM
Filed under: Electronics, Motor, Travel

Rovio is a robot car that acts as a moving surveillance camera in your house. It connects to your wireless internet to give you a live feed of the video its recording. The cool thing about this robot is that it has an automated charging dock. So whenever its battery gets low, automatically, it heads to the charging dock and recharges!

Lets say you travel and access the Rovio through your internet from another country. You can move it through controls on your website and go wherever you want in your house. Also, you can order extra sets of headlights that are made for the Rovio, and with that, you will never have to worry about the darkness. Zip your bags, close your shutters, and never worry about your place anymore!

I just placed an order for one and I hope its as good as it sounds!

PS. It’s supposed to be compatible to work with the iPhone

www.wowwee.com



La Reserve Hotel – Paris
January 18, 2010, 12:50 AM
Filed under: Art, Travel

 

From the website of this boutique hotel, it seems magical. I think this would be a great idea to those of you that may stay longer in the city. But keep in mind – it is pretty upscale!

Basically, its a collection of 10 serviced apartments that go from 150 to 300 squared meters ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. The service include a daily housekeeper, valet and an “extensive concierge worthy of a 5-star hotel”. It also seems like its packed with high-tech amenities (which is rare in paris), and the location is beautiful. It is located on the Place du Trocadero in the 16th district – this comes with an amazing view of the eiffel tower.

At first, I was a bit put down by the fact that they do not offer room service, but the location spares you that. You are basically in the heart of some of the best coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants. Plus, the apartments are equipped with fully-functional kitchens for those of you that like to do it your way.

In conclusion, I am a fan of the art deco/modern style this hotel has taken on. I like the surrounding location and the concept that is not the typical “see-and-be-seen” style that I’m a bit bored of. I would personally rather spend a couple of hours in the buzz of people but come back to a quiet and comfortable home, than constantly live in such a scenery. I will surely check it out as soon as I can!

La Reserve – Paris



Le Gray Hotel – Beirut
December 26, 2009, 12:43 AM
Filed under: Travel

Lebanon was in need of this!

Le Gray Hotel is located in the Martyr Square just in front of the Hariri Mosque in downtown Beirut. Its a Campbell Gray Hotel. The same chain that has the One Aldwych Hotel in London and the Carlisle Bay in Antigua. Im typing this in the hotel. So many things I like about this place. The rooms for one, very spacious. The bathrooms? I think you can turn in into a kids football field from its size. Their service is impeccable. For example, I called room service to order an extra pillow, within 5 minutes I had two men standing outside my room holding two pillows asking which size I wanted. Wow! And when you walk in and out of the hotel, the staff try to make it a point to call you by your name. I love how they make you feel part of the hotel through their service.

I also liked the fact that you don’t need to go through the hassle of plugging in a user name and password for the internet. Im guessing that means its free – nevertheless, its convenient! Also, the restaurant and lounge on the upper floors and really cool! And you have gotta check out their infinity glass pool.

The only downside to the hotel is the noise you hear from the streets beside you. Do not take rooms that are on the main street, that should minimize that..

But overall, wonderful!

Photo: www.indepedent.co.uk



Jet Lag
December 23, 2009, 2:01 AM
Filed under: Travel

We have come so far with medicine and technology, didn’t anyone come up with an instant cure for jet lag?

Paris and Kuwait are only have a 2 hour time difference. Yet, I’m suffering from jet lag. I tried a bit of light therapy, getting into bed earlier than usual, and using every natural sleep method I know – but it still wont work! My internal clock is messed up! I’m waking up after 11pm and sleeping after 1am even though I’m in bed by 11.. Disaster