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Showing posts from November, 2008

Launch of Kampus Astro

Those who subscribe to Astro know that they have an option of subscribing to a valuable education package which includes the Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, TVIQ, and Discovery Science channels. I, for one, am now glued to the screen whenever the "Long Way Down" airs on Monday nights. I love the rough and tough big bike adventure escapades of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they travel from Scotland to Capetown. You feel like you're really there with them and there are no airs about the whole crew. Besides the Education package, hubby and I relax in front of the TV at the end of the day (or night most of the time) and try to catch the latest movies (meaning something that was in the cinema perhaps half a year ago) and watch a variety of channels in the Variety package. I have to admit, Astro is much a part of our everyday lives despite its inefficient billing system which starts in the middle of the month and confuses their staff when we insist they …

Corporate Party Themes

I was in the corporate annual dinner team for a few years and thinking up a theme can be mind-boggling especially when some liked it nice and full of glamour and some liked it mad and out of this world! I was for the latter category most of the time but being in a glamourous company the former was always kept in mind.

Here are some themes you can build on: Around the World Alice in WonderlandAtlantisBack to SchoolBoston Tea PartyBritishCircusCartoonEgyptianGardenGreekHarry PotterHollywoodJapaneseItalianMusicRock and RollTravelWild West

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Know what to wear!

I'm sure some of you remember the time when we loathed our school uniforms and looked forward to the day when the Education Ministry would approve the request for no uniforms and we got to dress just like those 90210 kids on TV. Well, the day never came and in a way it's a good thing for both the school goer and the parents!

Imagine the amount of time (and money!) needed to dress up for school with already the bad- hair days to deal with! Now that we're all grown up, we find ourselves secretly saying "Why can't there be just a uniform to wear to work or to an event to save us all the trouble of deciding what to wear?" Oh but it won't be fun then! Decision making won't be fun anymore if it was always about what to cook, where to eat, when to pay the bills besides all the corporate decision making done every day.

Here are some tips from Vanessa Lausch to help you decide what is good to wear to a:

Daytime Wedding / Graduation Service / Funeral:
It seems …

Annual Dinners on a budget

Who doesn't love a party at the end of the year? It's the only thing kids look forward to at the end of the school or college year (besides the school holidays!) and this doesn't change when we grow up.

It's an excuse to get someone to be your date and to have some fun with friends and office mates. Sure, the Annual Dinner budget is the first to be cut in difficult times, but think how much hard work your students or staff put in in both good AND bad times.

Planning an Annual Dinner is as fun as going to one. We get to plan the theme, the menu, the prizes, the entertainment and the thank you gift, plus the most important thing: what to wear!!

So how can an Annual Dinner be organized on a tight budget? Easy! Just follow the steps below:

1. Instead of using a poshy hotel with expensive menus, choose a nice cosy restaurant which provides entertainment.
If you decide to go ahead with a hotel, choose to have your annual dinner during the off-peak season. You might be able to g…