Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Treat and Trick ;)

So, it was our second to the last night dinner on our 10-day Caribbean cruise via RCCL. It has been fun the whole time dining with people that ultimately became friends.
The best thing was that we were very well taken cared of by our friendly waiters (who are Filipinos, by the way) and they happily obliged to fulfill my special requests of serving us Filipino dishes!

Anyway, we all got the best treats in dining, and most of all, one of the best tricks I saw, performed by one of our waiters. Of course, I was wondering and tried asking how did he do that, but he told me to try it, lol!
The first one (photo above) was that he was able to balance a standing toothpick on a cork bottle of wine with another toothpick (tip to tip) using 2 forks. Then, he added another toothpick on the other side (2nd photo) so that there were 3 toothpick tips touching with each other. Take note: - the forks are not touching the bottle. The two toothpicks were attached to the 2 forks though. It made me kept wondering...lol!

If you know this trick, can you explain to me the scientific behind it? I think it weren't the 4 forks balancing each other, right? That was a nice trick there! Wow!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Experiencing Samsung Galaxy Cam - (EK-GC110)

Few months ago, I started seeing a lot of advertisements about this camera. Then, there was somebody I saw on facebook posting about hers when she got one. Then, curiosity struck me again...(oh no!)

The fact is that I bought this camera first before I decided to buy my Samsung S4 thinking that this one had the front and rear camera feature. I also tried to ask about this feature from Best Buy where I bought it but the sales assistant wasn't aware of the features it has. So, I bought it anyway, only to find out later it didn't have the dual camera mode!

But on a positive note, I thought my money was still worth the buy because most of the features are what I needed for my frequent trips. Most of its features are the same with my S4 except for the dual cam mode.
This camera has 23mm wide zoom lens; - a powerful zoom, optical 21x and 16MP.
Equipped with a super HD clear LCD of quality photo, it proved its way out. I got the high quality clear photos I was aiming for.

I like its wi-fi enabled capability as well, which can be used as a little PC when you are connected to the internet. This makes it better and much more easier to share my photos direct from the cam to my favorite social media sites with family and friends.

Feature wise, I can't really complain...it serves more than its purpose.
I do love the different shooting modes. There are 15 types of modes to choose from depending on the type of environment the photo would be taken.
Whether you prefer to use the expert mode or just the simple (auto) mode..you choose! Just by selecting the auto mode, the camera automatically adjusts everything by detecting the surroundings of the environment where you are taking the photo.

But believe it or not, I haven't tried every feature of it yet. I still have to figure out how to use the proper appertures, shutter speed, etc...

Someday, somehow, I have to spend more time on photo taking sessions just to get the right technique ;).

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fireplace Mantels

It's just feels exciting when you are starting to move into a new home and you are into the process of designing its interior aspects. Have been there. ;)

If you are looking into enhancing your fireplace as well, you might want to try considering to find a fireplace mantel online and get the chance to browse all the designs. You can either choose to customize your design or just simply choose from the designs available from the store.

You won't regret paying your money's worth for a better home, don't you think?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

For A Good Cause!

Every year, I give away stuff that I no longer need....clothes, small items, old and slightly used clothings, etc. This would be my 2nd year giving away electronic stuff like this old but still reliable printer/scanner by Lexmark.

It still works good, except for the scanner. I scan a lot of documents and photos, but I can't go on with my work unless I needed to figure out and fix it, or rather buy a new one. It still won't work no matter I got the CD back up with it when it was newly bought. Repairing for the scanner is a hassle for me as well. Since it served me for at least 5 years or more, I decided to get a new one and had to let this go.

After all, I believe this still can be of great help for those who need yet couldn't afford to get it. This printer has still a lot of good potential. Printing and photo copying. 

It's nice giving it away for a good cause! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Having Rough Days at Sea?

If you happened to be having motion sickness while at sea, the following tips can help.
I've experienced having rough days at sea during one of our cruises, but thank goodness, I didn't have any vomiting which is usually the major cause of motion sickness. Although I get dizzy, it's just that's it...usually a normal body reaction when the ship gets really rocky!

Some advice includes:

If you're cruising, get out of your stateroom and seek for fresh air. (there is less movement at the middle part of the ship). Watching the horizon might also help.

Take small amounts of full sugar soda can ease the feeling such as Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, etc...and if you have vomiting, take some dry crackers, and avoid drinking alcohol.

Try to stay preoccupied or get busy.

If you're in bed, turn your AC to cold then cover yourself with blanket. Be sure that the air circulating around you should be cool.

Take Bonine (Meclizine) with caution especially if you are taking tranquilizers and/or narcotics. It's because Bonine can cause additional drowsiness. Take 1 tablet every 12-24 hours.

If the above fails, get an injection  for excessive vomiting which is usually a symptom of motion sickness.