Sunday, October 2, 2016

What Women Really Want This Year: 9 Unmissable Tips For Men Before They Hit The Shops

Even though I’m happily married, I still get confused when it comes to buying a gift for my significant other. Girls always seem to have everything they want, and when you ask them, they get stuck for ideas! But then her smile sinks when she opens the present on her birthday or Christmas, and it’s not what she wants. One thing you should know is household items, underwear, and perfume are no-no’s when it comes to your other half’s present!  In fact, according to this study, one in six couples admitted arguing over a poor present. Therefore, before you hit the shops, here are nine unmissable tips for men on what women really want this year.

A piece of jewellery that’s beautiful
It always scores highly on the list of ideal presents for ladies, so you should head to the jewellery store to find her something she will love. The good thing about buying a piece of bling for your other half is that it’s hard to go wrong with jewellery. As long as it’s beautiful, she is bound to appreciate the effort you make and will love to wear it out and about. Of course, you need to make sure you do get the right size for her when it comes to rings. But most other jewellery you can buy from stores comes in one size, so you can’t go wrong unlike when you buy her clothes. Remember to look at the jewellery she wears before making a decision. That way, you will choose something that’s perfect for her style! And don’t go cheap when it comes to buying your significant other jewellery. You don’t want her to get an infection as that £10 bracelet irritated her skin!

A gift that they will remember
When it comes to buying gifts, it’s easy to go for a gift such as a funny game or a makeup set that she will like. But she really wants something that she will remember forever. Otherwise, the gift isn’t very special, and she will forget what you got her. Therefore, choose her something unique that will stay in your mind. A photo album full of pictures of the two of you would always go down a treat. Or perhaps a show or cinema ticket that the two of you can go to in the not-so-distance future would be a memorable gift! Therefore, don’t make a quick decision that you will regret when they open the gift. Spend a little more time choosing something that’s perfect and the smile on her face will be rewarding!

A declaration of love
It’s easy to wonder when the last time was that you said I love you to your partner. But believe us, she will likely know the exact date and time it was. Therefore, for a perfect gift, you should make some form of a declaration of love for her. It might be that you write her a poem with a list of all your favourite things about her. Or you might want to pick her out a CD with your wedding song on it. It’s a great way to rekindle the love and remind each other why you got together in the first place. And remember to make sure you write I love you on the card that goes on her present!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Worldwide Beauty Spots You'd Be Crazy To Miss

This world in which we live in pretty crazy at times. There are some awful things about it, but there are also some amazing things to appreciate as well. One of these is areas of outstanding beauty that are located all around the world. If you are someone that is desperate to go check them out,  then read the guide below for some of the places that you do not want to miss.

Fjords - Norway

Fjords are narrow seas or lakes that are surrounded by steep walls. They are particular to Norway, and there is over 100+ of them. They are a particular area of outstanding natural beauty, caused by the repeated thawing and refreezing of glaciers during the ice ages.

The Fjords are a popular site to visit as they are not only stunning but are home to a staff of animal and bird species. In particular, they are known for their large eagle population and the fact that they are so deep that you can whale watch while visiting.

Golden Statues

Now on to a mix between a natural wonder and a man made marvel. The golden statues at Batu Caves are somewhere that you should definitely not miss if you get the chance to visit Malaysia.

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With tallest reaching over 140 ft high, there are many statues and shrine all of a religious nature. In fact, the largest cave, known as Temple cave includes many images of Hindu deities.

The area is also known for its wildlife, as many macaque monkeys live in and around the caves. They mostly survive of food supplied by tourists and pilgrims.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wrist-Wear For Winners: Four Unique Options For Wrist Accessories

Wrist-wear is a growing trend. Bangles and bracelets have long been favourite items for fashion-conscious females. But wrist accessories are also becoming more popular for men. It’s not surprising people are wearing more on their wrists. After all, there are options to suit all kinds of purposes.

While some suit people’s personal styles, others can be highly functional. The best wrist accessories are both stylish and practical. For those with bare wrists who want to keep up with the latest trend, there are plenty of options for you. Here are some of the best options for stylish and useful wrist-wear.

A Smartwatch

Smartwatches give you a whole new way to tell the time. You get a small OLED screen on your wrist to help you keep time in fashion. But of course, this isn’t the main reason people buy them. Smartwatches can also be used to get directions, play games, or listen to music. They have a variety of apps for both entertainment and practical purposes.

While an Apple Watch is eye-catching in itself, you can even customise one to spruce it up. There are many fancy Apple Watch bands available. Whether you want some stylish leather or colourful canvas, there’s a band for you.

Smartwatches are simultaneously stylish and functional. This makes them one of the best things to wear on your wrist!

Wrist Assists

For those worried about developing wrist injuries, there are functional wrist assists available. These aren’t necessarily the most stylish wrist-wear, but they can help you prevent harm to your fragile carpal bones.

Office workers might consider a wrist assist to avoid carpal tunnel. These make for a quirky little problem-solving accessory. More often, things like wrist braces are used for those in sports like tennis where your wrists can easily get injured.

Another option for exercise enthusiasts is wearable fitness trackers for their wrists. These can keep track of stats such as how many calories they burn and their heart rate.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Unboxing Vlog: Air Sofa

So I got myself an air sofa. Or wind lounger? 
The names are really confusing and interchangeable. (Like the wind?)
Why did I get one? The background story is really more complex than it looks. 
Yes Summer is ending, in which here in Northern Ireland it was around 8 days long.
But apart from future outdoor use and lounging in the backyard, I'm just tired of having a beanbag and then eventually the 'beans' lose its consistency and eventually end up useless.
So here I am banking on the wind and air to support my weight. I will check if the hype is real and legit.
Here's an unnecessary vlog review how I set it up because I have that much time in my hands.
(I swear watching a youtube ad is better than this. I've warned you.)

Thanks for reading and possibly viewing,

The Windcatcher of the North. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Leaving London, Beginning Belfast Part 1

'What's the craic?'

It's been 7 weeks since our big move from London, England over here in the Northern Ireland. Big adjustment, new start, it feels a non-stop roller coaster ride but yet it's been barely 2 months. 

Funny how many times friends would ask if the Northern Ireland is still part of the UK, or explaining that I am NOT in the Republic of Ireland. (I feel like a natural Northern Irelander already just trying to be politically correct!) We've visited here in the past numerous times, and it just felt comfortable out here each time. No, not referring to the weather. :)

As an Asian, living in 'Norn Iron' is certainly different than living in London or most of England. I love both and certainly both special to me personally. There are tons of pros and cons in the big move here to the north, but that will be for another post.

Here's some of my wee observations:

  1. The fantastic accent. It sounds sing-songy and nice to hear and listen, but you don't necessarily understand it the first time. 
  2. They are all mighty and proud of their heritage. I have witnessed their biggest which is called 'The Twelfth' in commemoration of the 'Battle of Boyne.' 
  3. Norn Iron is what the locals fondly call Northern Ireland, probably based on a strong accent. 
  4. Politics and religion are like underpants. Whether you have them or not, you don't necessarily discuss them even if someone asks. You can read more about Northern Ireland's history to understand (or even confuse yourself) further.

Unboxing Vlog: Wrist Assist

Hey stranger,

I'm a 2-week old noob office worker. 
I have to save my wrists. 
So here's an unnecessary vlog review for a necessary wrist support because I have that much time in my hands.
(I swear watching a youtube ad is better than this. I've warned you.)


Noob Office Worker Me. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Ridiculously Cool Natural Phenomena You Need To Experience In Your Life

So you’ve traveled all other and been to various landmarks and attractions in a variety of different countries. Struggling to think of new things to see on your trips? Well, here are some ridiculously cool natural phenomena. How about booking a trip to try and witness one of these bad boys!

© Manik Makina
Maira Gall