The First Hurricane of The 2009

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The news has reported that over the Atlantic, Hurricane Bill formed early Monday. The storm had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph that were expected to gain speed and top 110 mph. Hurricane Bill becomes the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season and is expected to become a major storm in the next few days. Hm… well.. I hope NOT!

 

 

Source: ABC News

Vending Bling Bling Grillz

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BLTEB-bling-teeth-bulk-vending[1]Oh man.. I love this! It is a bling bling grillz that you can get from a vending machine. So.. what’s a “grillz” exactly? According to the Urban Dictionary, Grillz is the term used to describe caps or fitting worn over ones teeth, either on top, bottom, or both. To be mostly made out of gold, silver, diamond, or platinum.

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You can see most rappers will wear diamond or gold grillz. Now, you can have it and become a rapper.

 

They cost for 75 cents a pop in vending machines.

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Source: BoingBoing and A&A Global Industries

America’s Best and Worst Airports 2009

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According to the Yahoo’s article, here is the list of America’s best and worst airports 2009.

 

America’s Top Five Best Airports 2009

1. Salt Lake City (SLC)

2. Portland (PDX)

3. (Tie) Washington, D.C. (DCA)

3. (Tie) Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP)

5. (Tie) Los Angeles (LAX)

5. (Tie) San Diego (SAN)

5. (Tie) Tampa (TPA)

 

America’s Top Five Worst Airports 2009

1. Newark (EWR)

2. Chicago (ORD)

3. Miami (MIA)

4. (Tie) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)

4. (Tie) New York (LGA)

4. (Tie) New York (JFK)

 

Source: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-29376377

Coffee May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

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CBS News reported that two new studies found that a morning cup of coffee might help treat or prevent memory loss.

“Their thinking is that actually the caffeine worked by decreasing the inflammation in the brain, cuts down on the buildup of protein we see in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease.”

 

For more details about the research, please click here

No More Famous Salesman on TV

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I just learned that the guy whom I have seen VERY OFTEN on the commercials to sell all kinds of products which he was salesmen for just passed away.

 

 

I’ve seen him for years but never known his name until now. His name is Billy Mays. He was funny but good on the commercials. The most notable commercial he did probably is for OxiClean.

 

 

On June 29, after an initial autopsy on Mays’ body, Dr. Vernard Adams, the Hillsborough County, Florida medical examiner, stated that Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease and that heart disease was the likely cause of his death. However, a final determination as to the cause of death would not be made until toxicology and tissue tests were complete.

 

RIP .. Billy Mays.. You can sell anything!

 

Source: Washington Post

IKEA in Thailand

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IKEA is coming to Thailand!! What a good news for Thai home owners who love to decorate houses with styles in affordable and inexpensive way. IKEA is a world-wide home product store where you can find furniture, accessories, bathroom and kitchen items, and everything about home product. The main concept is IKEA offers a  flat-pack design furniture at affordable prices.

 

 

Where does the name “IKEA” come from? IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden and it is owned by a Dutch-registered foundation controlled by the Kamprad family. IKEA is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder’s name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his home parish (Agunnaryd, in Småland, South Sweden) (Source: Wiki)

 

Here are some cool and famous product:

 

 

 

 

How will it happen?

Siam Future Development Plc (SF) yesterday announced a joint venture with foreign and Thai partners to develop a 10-billion-baht home furnishing centre that will bring the long-awaited IKEA brand to Thailand. Bang Na will be the location!!

Construction will start at the Mega Bang Na complex in the third quarter of this year and the centre is scheduled to open by October 2011, said SF chief executive Nopporn Witoonchart. (Source: Bangkok Post)

Tokidoki

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“Tokidoki” means “sometimes” in Japanese, and also refers to the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand created in 2005 by Italian artist Simone Legno and his business partners Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold (Source: Wiki).

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Tokidoki Characters

Tokidoki has produced so many things, such as toys, accessories, footwear, clothes, etc. Why has it become so popular? I think it’s because of his unique creativity inspired by street lifestyle and fashion and combined with Japanese illustration influences. Each character has his/her own personality and vivid colors.

 

spash_o Simone Legno and his illustration

 

Many companies have been collaborating with Tokidoki to produce special collections, such as Onitsuka Tiger shoes, Hello Kitty, Le Sportsac, etc. They are son pricey, but ADORABLE and COLLECTABLE!!

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For more Tokidoki, please visit the official website. You can download wallpapers and screen-saver from the web. Plus, you can shop there too.

 

What do you think?

Daylight Saving 2009

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I totally forgot abou the new rules in the US that has been applied since 2007. The rule states that the daylight saving begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. During Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks ahead one hour. At the end of Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks back one hour.

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So, in 2009, the daylight saving begins March 8.

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Arghh… I lost one sleeping hour!!

Mardi Gras 2009

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Mardi Gras 2009 parade in Mobile, AL has started since Februry 1st. Next Tuesday is what we call “Fat Tuesday” – that’s what Mardi Gras means.

So…What’s Mardi Gras (read Mar-Di-Gra)? It refers to events of the carnival celebrations, ending on the day before Ash Wednesday.

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But.. what’s Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days before Easter.

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Mardi Gras in Mobile has been claimed that it is American’s oldest Mardi Gras festival.

 

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For more info about Mardi Gras, visit Wiki

 

F0nt

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I’ve been searching for some cool Thai fonts. I was looking for some sort of handwriting in Thai font and I found a website, developed by Thai people. This website is f0nt.com (with a zero, not an O). I was so happy to see a lot of thai developers created all kinds of cool looking fonts in Thai and English. There are ton of awesom fonts and you would love them.

These fonts are free  to download and use. You can use in any kind of graphics and prints. Go chec it out!