All about Sarees

07/05/2010 at 6:52 pm (Fashion) (, )

Have you ever wished you can do something really girlish with your sarees other than going with the same traditional drape and blouse styles your mom or even your grandma wears?

Quite lately girls are doing just that. But still we’re limited for designs termed “in-style” rather that what is really “you”.

This blog Desi Fashion Police is a wonderful place with a vast collection of so many innovative things to do with sarees. It offers good guidance for ladies who’d like to try something new without looking like a total disaster.

Among the posts you find new blouse designs, various saree draping methods, guide to accessorising an outfit…. even posts on the mistakes we do!

Yes, the posts about our blunders made me write this post… I have so many people to guide me on how to do something but nobody ever warns me of possible pitfalls. So I’m most grateful to the Desi Fashion Police.

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FIFA 2010 Anthem… what will it be?

06/05/2010 at 12:45 pm (Sport) (, , , , , , )

Waving Flag or Waka-Waka??? My personal favourite is Waving Flag!!!

Anyway here’s both songs from Youtube. Enjoy 🙂

Waving Flag by K’NAAN (Celebration Remix)

Waving Flag Lyrics

WAKA-WAKA by Shakira

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Waving Flag by K’NAAN (Celebration Remix) Lyrics

06/05/2010 at 12:45 pm (Sport) (, , , , , )

Oh oh oh oh oh…Give me Freedom, Give me fire
Give me reason, Take me higher
See the champions, Take the field now
Unify us, make us feel proud

In the streets our hands are lifting
As we lose our inhibition
Celebration, it’s around us
Every nation, all around us

Sing forever young
Singing songs underneath the sun
Let’s rejoice in the beautiful game
And together at the end of the day

We all say
When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

Oh oh oh oh oh…

Give you Freedom, Give you fire
Give you reason, Take you higher
See the champions, Take the field now
Unify us, make us feel proud

In the streets our hands are lifting
As we lose our inhibition
Celebration, its around us
Every nation, all around us

Sing forever young,
Singing songs underneath the sun
Let’s rejoice in the beautiful game
And together at the end of the day

We all say
When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

Oh oh oh oh oh…

We all say
When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes …

(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And everybody will be singing it
(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And we all will be singing it

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Tweak Your Text

04/05/2010 at 6:39 pm (Facebook, Words) (, , , , , , , )

Ever seen the weird text messages in facebook? The letters typed backward, upside down or mirrored? Use these fun text generators and have fun 🙂 none of these require downloads.

.: How to type upside down letters & backwards text

Flip My Text ( mostly to rearrange the letters and also to turn upside down )

Anagram Maker (try creating an anagram with your name… mine is ‘Hid In IT’)

TypeMirror lets you generate Reversed Text, Rainbow Text and Broken Caps (mix of lower and uppercase)

Upside Down Text (for backward and/or upside down effect)

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Iwan Paulusha

03/05/2010 at 12:27 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

One of the songs I remember from my childhood… found it just today.

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To all the girls out there….

30/04/2010 at 8:32 pm (Uncategorized) ()

In the beginning of the year 2009, five undergraduate girls formed a group to start their 4th year research project. Today they are graduates with a proud “A-” in front of their beloved project.

This is an encouragement to all the girls out there, who hesitate in their decisions just because it’s believed some things just cannot be done right by girls.

Even experts tell you some things just cannot be done. Tell them to say that to great inventors from our history and kick the “IM” out of “IMPOSSIBLE”.

Don’t try to become a man… there’s so many things that they cannot do… and don’t measure yourselves with standards meant for men.

What you do may not get the ultimate prize or the highest possible grade. Yet don’t despair… a woman’s touch gives beauty to everything.

But the most important thing I must say to all the girls out there…. believe in the power of women… stand by them… help them reach their full potential… Together we are strong!

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Wedding Invitation Cards

30/04/2010 at 1:23 am (Paper Crafts, Wedding) (, , , )

Wedding invitations have come a long way since the time the guests were invited with betel leaves by the mother of bride or groom. The most traditional invitation where the parents of the bride invited all the guests have become complicated with today’s complex relationships.

This seems to be the most general format of the strict traditional invitation.

(name of bride’s parents/parent)

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

(name of bride)

to

(name of groom)

on (weekday name),

the (day of month, spelled out) of (month)

at (time, spelled out) o’clock

(name of church)

(address of church)

(city, state of church)

Invitation Templates

For Sri Lankans the wedding may require a poru ceremony which may be held at home or in a hotel.For Christian weddings it’s almost always a church sometimes followed by reception at home or hotel. Brides of Sri Lanka provides general templates on wording for invitations depending on which party is hosting the wedding.

A very extensive guide on wording an etiquette on writing wedding invitations can be found at Southworth: Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide.

20-20 Site has good and simple instructions of various types of wedding invitations. These include Church Wedding, Home Wedding, Informal Wedding, Second Wedding and other options too.

The Wedding Card

1. Most people visit a stationer and decide the type of card by going through the designs given by the stationer. This is more popular now because they can be also viewed through the stationer’s website and ordered online. The only disadvantage is the cost which can be high, if a large number of guests are invited.

2. For Sri Lankans the best place to find a good invitation is at the Maliban Street in Pettah (this is the street just behind St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church – Olcott Mawatha – Pettah). You find a lot of small shops where you can customize what they offer and finally get a quality product at the best price.

3. There’s also a number of sites providing wedding invitation templates. You can purchase them online or even find some that are for free. These can be printed out even on a good printer at home. The best thing is we can change them any way we like if we’re familiar with the format of templates. Most are available in .doc or .pdf formats.

Here’s a list of places giving such free templates.

Easy Printable Invitations offers some cute invitations.

Southworth: Free Wedding Invitation Templates

Invitations to just print at 983 Wedding.

At Formal-Invitations you find printable templates with instructions to make the card.

4. Then again you can make a card in whatever way you like…. if you are a DIY person. The possibilities are endless. Here’s few of the ideas I’ve come across online.

Origami Heart Love Note is a very unique idea for origami lovers. The actual folding of the heart can be found here. Quite a lot of other origami shapes can also be made into invitations.

Formal-Invitations give instructions on making many types of cards with good instructions along with printable templates.

If you like scroll type invitation Find Me a Gift has good instructions for you.

A nice mix of invitation types at Do-It-Yourself Invitations.

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Baskets and Bows

20/04/2010 at 12:07 am (Uncategorized) (, )

What is the easiest way to decorate an ordinary basket? I would definitely go for ribbons. It’s very easy, neat and can be altered any time to match colours and themes.

Here’s  very simple method for a flower girl basket:

….the flowers can be natural, artificial (made of ribbon). Even a ribbon garland can be used around the basket.

Here’s a good place with instructions on making different decorative bows. Click on the images for instructions.

Floral Bow

Puffy Bow

Layered Bow

Pew Bow

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More Text Art from Fairyland

17/04/2010 at 6:35 pm (Facebook, Words) (, , , )

Since the arrival of many new creatures at the fairyland, the fairies are busy creating lovely text art. My other post – Fairyland’s Text Art – featuring my favourite art was somewhat popular. So here’s a list of text art threads from facebook itself for those who search for them. More will be added when I find them.

-~ ღ°`¤.°ღ Text Art ღ°`¤.°ღ A DIY Guide & GALLERY ღ°`¤.°ღ ~

ღ°`¤.¸„¸.°ღDISPLAY YOUR TXT ART HERE ღ°`¤.¸„¸.°ღ

Fairy Art – containing a good amount of Christmas themed art

It’s Called ASCII Art

Animals – a collection of animal pictures from Text Art Share Group features several discussion topics on text art (Holidays, Quotes, Birthdays, etc….)

ELLHNIKA ART TEXT (valte ta edw) – from Fairyland The Greek Team

Some other sites with nice collections of text art:

From Fairyland Friends – Fairyland ASCII Art, More Fairyland ASCII Art, Even More Fairyland ASCII Art

Christopher Johnson’s ASCII Art Collection – so many text art beautifully categorised

The Collection – A-Z keyword collection featuring text art

Facebook ASCII Art – on the right side of the page the text art categories are listed

ASCII Picture Collections – listed according to artist names

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Hotel City: Level 19

17/04/2010 at 12:34 pm (Facebook) (, , )

Hotel City at level 19

My earlier strategy for Hotel City seems to be good…. I’m the top of my friends 🙂

Didn’t reach the 25th level by deadline… so 4 playfish cash is lost…. anyway they’re adding new things, this is much better than Country Story even at this stage.

Some more suggestions.

Look out for all the level up posts published by your friends (keep the FB home page open and refreshed). The higher your level the more points you get out of those posts.

Use as many units of the smallest room as possible and decorate. At lower levels you can level up several levels per day. I’m currently going up 1 level per day.

Have 2 cleaners and don’t waste too much on decorations for lobby area if you’re at the beginning.

Bug the sleeping people 😉

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