I stumbled upon the branding for 'Wich whilst researching branding for cafes. The logo for 'wich is not what impressed me. It is the photography. Being Asian, I am not a sandwich fan. It is just not food per se in my culture. It is rather sad to be eating a sandwich. It is something on-the-go or for eating in front of the computer working. There is much more joy in a bowl of soupy noodles.
Anyway, I never thought of how to showcase sandwiches or wraps. And 'Wich has done it beautifully by showing the cross sections. What a clever idea. Of course I want to know what is in my sandwich or baguette. 'Wich has made sandwiches sexy for me in this case.
We received this from Le Labo Fragrances yesterday. It is just the type of humour for us. We love the quirkiness of Le Labo. We have been on their mailing list for a while now but have not actually tried their fragrances yet. We love their branding and messaging. Their packaging is also nicely done up. Check them out here: http://www.lelabofragrances.com/
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey—
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter—
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover—
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
It was approximately 8.30 a.m. on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his eighties arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9.00 a.m. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat. I knew it would take more than an hour before someone would to able to attend to him. I saw him check his watch anxi...ously for the time and decided to evaluate his wound since I was not busy with another patient. On examination, the wound was well healed. Hence, I talked to one of the doctors to get the supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. We began to engage in a conversation while I was taking care of his wound. I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment later as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his wife. I inquired about her health. He told me that she had been in the nursing home for a while as she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease. I probed further and asked if she would be upset if he was slightly late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was and she had not been able to recognize him since five years ago. I asked him in surprise, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is." I had to hold back my tears as he left. I had goose bumps on my arm, and I thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life." True love is neither physical nor romantic.
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The thing is, a lot of ladies said that the original Prep H ingredients are not available in the new US formula anymore. The original Biodyne which is a live Yeast derivative is still available in the Canadian formula.
The Canadian formulation of Prep h includes a yeast extract called BioDyne which has been removed from the formulation previously sold in the US in 1995. This yeast extract is believed by Pfizer to remove wrinkles from skin and deal dry cracked and irritated skin, The Canadian formulation has acquired a market in the US as a skin cream with an anti-wrinkle active ingredient.
We believe that BioDyne is a brand, a name of yeast extract. Though we are not entirely sure, we were glad to have found this Canadian version to give it a test.
This is our wrist at about 40minutes later. It definitely seems to us that Prep H has an immediate effect on reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is only temporary. So, we are still questioning if this hydrolysed yeast is that same BioDyne. Do you guys out there have an answer?
For all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves.
Dian Fossey's birthday marked by Google doodle:
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday
Dian Fossey sits with mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains in Rwanda in 1982. Photograph: Associated Press
Dian Fossey, the American zoologist who was murdered in Rwanda in 1985 after a long battle to protect mountain gorillas, has been celebrated in a Google doodle.
Fossey, who would have been 82 on Thursday, was born in San Francisco on January 1932 and educated at the University of California.
The doodle features the African mountains and gorillas that featured strongly in her life. Fossey studied mountain gorillas for 18 years and her work and experience contributed to her 1983 book Gorillas in the Mist. The book was made into a film with Sigourney Weaver taking the role of Fossey.
Fossey was inspired to study in Africa by Louis and Mary Leakey. While studying the gorillas, she had a constant battle with poachers, many of whom she helped jail. Some of the gorillas she studied, in particular Digit in 1978, died in trying to protect their relatives from poachers.
Fossey was murdered in her cabin in a mountain reserve in Rwanda; the case remains open.
On the year that is going to pass, what a crazy year with ups and downs! Good things happened on the job front we suppose, very good things. We made some new friends and our lives will only change for the better with our passions burning in a brighter light.
We also learnt much about friendship and unions. How easy it is for people to stray with envy and jealousy and eventually betray and backstab. That is all in the past and as our palmist mentioned, we will always cut these people off without second thoughts. Thus we will always be free of nonsense in out lives. Yippee!
We found all the above resolutions on the internet. There are quite a lot of overlaps. But what is ours? So here is a list of what we hope to achieve in 2014:
- Lose weight? Not quite. Don't think we are out of shape. But we do need to be toner and more fit.
- Exercise? Yes! More walking, more getting out and about. Join Penny for yoga at one point.
- Drink more water? Drink more tea! Our infusions.
- Quit smoking? More like quit the social smoking.
- Earlier to bed? This is debatable. We don't think we go to bed that late but we should really learn and develop a good sleeping pattern. We believe we can train ourselves to have deeper sleeps.
- Drink less. Isn't this the resolution for every year?
- Find love indeed.
- Enjoy life and be less of a workaholic.
- To be better at what we do. To be more patient and be a better mentor.
- To hopefully start cooking again.
- To de-clutter and not clutter this 2014. Live minimally! One does not need that many things.
- Don't procrastinate. We do not think we do, but less of this is better anyway, to do laundry, to go out, to de-clutter, to everything in life.