FAVOURITES

THE PROFESSIONAL’S PHONE

Most people select phones based on their “technicality”! You know? The usual security features, memory size, gaming, Wi-Fi, Blue-tooth, etc. Essential as they are, none of these intrigues me like the ability to document efficiently, effectively and effortless, “occupation hazard” on my part! I always need this at my fingertips, you never know when the boss or client might need something drafted urgently. As a consequence, I was totally impressed when I discovered what the OPPO Phone can achieve in terms of paperwork prep! This gadget gives a new meaning to “office anywhere” as Bill Gates people put it! The OPPO phone has a software known as WPS Office which is more or less like the MS Office package on our PCs. Believe me, this program kicks the Polaris Viewer to the curb! It allows document manipulation from its creation to printing all on your phone. It has Word, Spreadsheet, Memo, Presentation and PDF documents! It allows different fonts, paragraphing, editing, copying, pasting and highlighting just to mention a few. And get this, you can convert your emails into PDF directly from your phone! I mean, all the basic set of tools needed on-the-go by an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant and any other Administrative Professional who constantly deals with paperwork. No need to carry around your tablet or laptop anymore for quick assignments, just get an OPPO phone! Of course they didn’t forget you’re a social being too! With it’s state-of-the-art camera functionalities and more than crispy images, have a bit of fun during the meeting break! I think I am in love…

 

STORAGE DESIGN

I don’t know about you, but personally I hate poor craftsmanship be it fashion, construction, interior decor, or accessories. I am perplexed with craftsmen who don’t take their work seriously yet they are trying to appeal to my visual senses! You could almost sell anything if it just “looked” right whether or not the buyer needs it. The most aggravating mistakes I have come across are in construction, houses with awesome design but poor finish, my goodness that drives me crazy! What were they thinking with those storage areas either too high, too low, or too tight?! My heart goes out to that short-changed investor, the reversal is costly, if not impossible! I always thought I was too fussy then i came across this article with ideal storage measurements. Now, that’s what I am talking about, “picture perfect finishing”. Read More…

 

DIY DECORATING IDEAS

Sometimes when i do my shopping for gifts and personal items i either don’t find the right thing to purchase as per my preference or there are so many duplicates that i am not sure how many of the same items the recipient will get. The solution would be to travel far in order to get a unique item or make it myself! Many people do stuff themselves with similar reasons or additional. Do It Yourself (DIY) is a term that has been associated with consumers since 1912 in home improvement and maintenance activities. It came into common usage by 1950s, in reference to the emergence of a trend of people undertaking home improvement and various other small craft and construction projects as both a creative-recreational and cost-saving activity. Necessity or hobby, either way it’s refreshing! Read More…

 

HR HORROR STORIES

HR professionals go through a myriad of “touchy” issues in the workplace, more often than not, we would wish someone else would have to deal with it and not ourselves. Sometimes outright confrontation is inevitable and we end up feeling like the “monster” that frightens everyone at the mere mention of our names or title. It’s all in a day’s work and you should be comforted that you are not alone. Many will relate to this article whichever part of this world you come from and/or company you work for! Read More…

 

BLOOD TYPE DIET

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to meals other than the daily recommended quantities of vitamins and minerals? Is there more to preparing a balanced “colorful” meal? Well, there is as I recently discovered. Apparently, eating based on your blood group type could ultimately improve your health. According to nutrition specialists, each blood type has unique diet needs and a plan is given for optimal results! Blood Type “O” should consume a high protein diet such as lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. They should be light on grains, beans, and dairy. In addition taking various supplements to help with other issues which they tend to have like stomach problems. Blood Type “A” are encouraged to have vegan dishes incorporating lots of fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains. These foods should preferably be organic and fresh since their immune system is sensitive. Blood Type “B” should consume green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy. They should avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Poultry meat will be a challenge to their digestive system. Blood Type “AB” alternatives include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. They tend to have low stomach acid and should avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoked meat and cured meats. Read More…

 

RENAULT MÉGANE SEDAN

Mention the word “elegance” and “performance” in relation to automobiles and these five will feature somewhere: Mercedes Benz, BMW, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and Porsche. And here I am not making any of them my favorite choice! I don’t mean to disappoint you but this time I was intrigued by innovation in the least expected brands in Kenya! The Renault group simply caught my attention with their new Sedan. The car model was unveiled locally in September 2017 with its head turning features! Renault’s elegance; aerodynamic air guides, electric panoramic sunroof, front door chrome steel plates, auto sensing LED/3D edge effects lighting, illumination with physical proximity, and alloy wheels. Renault’s performance; 200kph speedometer, 100kph acceleration in 10.9secs, 1197cc, 1.2L Turbo petrol auto, dual clutch EDC, and 7 gears auto, just to mention a few. Now, I wouldn’t mind owning this innovation; sculpted body, low maintenance and superbly efficient! It almost sounds like that perfect date?! Read More…

 

CARNIVAL OF VENICE

Pure glamour when Religion and Fashion complement each other in contemporary society. All roads lead to Venice, Italy the home of Fashion Icons like Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Roberto Capucci, Giuseppe Zanoti and Nino Cerruti among others, between the months of January and February for its annual festival, “Carnevale di Venezia”. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday “Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras”, the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world famous for its elaborate masks. Read More…