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Tips on How to Wear High Heels Painlessly  

 

Women always want to look their best even if it means there is pain. Anyway pain will subside once we are used to it. For example, wearing of high heels is a pleasant sight but it can be very uncomfortable and painful for many women. If you are in the corporate world, sometimes we are required to wear high heels.

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When we go to parties, we also wear high heels. High heels look fashionable but we have to endure it. Actually there are others who never got used to it. We just adopt the “fake it till you make it” or “grin and bear it” adage. Sometimes our love for stylish shoes goes above our desire to walk comfortably. There is nothing wrong with that but we have to know that there are ways on how to wear high heels painlessly as possible.

Here are some tips:

  • Pick the right size: The most common mistake of women is picking the wrong shoe size and end up either regretting or in pain. Do not assume that you have the same foot size from five years later. You have to know that foot size varies over the years especially after bearing children. The best thing to do here is to have it measured at least once a year.
  • Know thy foot type: Of course there is such thing as foot type and knowing it is the key to a more comfortable use. The best person that can help you is the podiatrist. The podiatrist will know what is going on and what your foot type is. If podiatrist is not available, there are still things that you can consider. You should discover on your own if you have a high-arch foot or flat foot. One neat trick is to step on a construction paper and making an impression using wet foot.

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  • The thicker the heel, the better: When it comes to comfort and stylish, the heels should be thicker. Remember the rule that the thicker the heel, the better. Avoid thin heels like stilettos. Stilettos are not recommended for women on the go since it can cause foot to tremble all the time.
  • Take breaks: It is important that you take breaks. Make sure to kick off those shoes and stretch toes and ankles. Speaking of stretches, you have to seriously consider it. Stretches should target the ankle and the front of the foot by pointing toes down or putting it up using strap.
  • Opt for more coverage: Remember that the more coverage you consider on top of your foot, the easier it is to use. High heeled boots make an excellent choice. You can wear it all day if you prefer. Choosing shoes with more coverage on top can actually avoid blisters and friction.

In high heels, we will surely look fabulous and fierce but it is not everything. If things are very painful, there is no use enduring it. There are many flat shoes here in Singapore that we can consider. Flat shoes are better than high heels because it gives comfort to the sole. Long hours of standing and walk will not matter if we use flats.

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Crazy Travel Beliefs Around the World

 

Every country has different rituals and beliefs when it comes to traveling, and there are many travellers who carry their beliefs together with their luggage. Many of these beliefs keeps us wary and careful, and thus are for our own good. But, sometimes, they can also spoil the fun of traveling. When we travel, we should get rid of these “spoiler” beliefs and simply enjoy the place we’re visiting.

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It is frightening going outside Singapore and even we have sets of travel beliefs but as mentioned earlier, we have to let go and enjoy the places we will visit. Here are crazy travel beliefs around the world:

U.S.A.

Despite their modernity and innovativeness, Americans have different travel beliefs. The most common one is the number thirteen and what it can do. The unlucky number thirteen became so famous because of scary movies and tales. Many people still consider it bad luck so there are many hotels and buildings without a 13th floor. According to a Gallup Poll, 13% (ironically enough) of their respondents said they would be concerned if they were assigned to the 13th floor.

Nepal

Nepal faced challenges because their airplanes had series of mechanical problems. Truth is, they believe that it is a sign of bad luck so the Nepal Airlines actually sacrificed 2 goats so that mechanical problems will be solved. In addition to a goat sacrifice, the airline company surrendered farm animals to the Hindu sky God Akash Bhairab.

China

If it is number thirteen for Americans, it is number four for Chinese. The next time you get on a Chinese airplane, notice that there is no row 4. This is because in the Chinese language the number four sounds similar to word for death. No one wants to seat in the “death row” so number four is often not included in numbering rows.

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Ireland

If you are in Ireland, you have to know that every St. Martin’s Day, no wheel should be turned. Every November 11, Irish people celebrate the life and works of St. Martin – a month and patron of the poor. The story goes like this: St. Martin was thrown in stream and got killed by a wheel. This is the exact reason why you have to avoid wheels during November 11.

Italy

Italians do not like the number 17. For them, it is the unluckiest number. The reason is that when Roman numeral number 17 is translated, it means “I have lived”. This will lead many people to believe that you are ready to die and inviting death. Hence, Italians do not start their trip on the seventeenth.

Ukraine

In Ukraine, before embarking on travel, people sit together in silence. This custom is good since it can avoid anxiety. Ukrainians believe that anxieties and all other negative feelings should not be taken along with the trip.

Norway

Performers in Norway use the phrase “Tvi Tvi” which is one way to say “good luck” before the show begins. Technically, “Tvi Tvi” refers to a curse but this is a gift for others. They believe that when evil spirits try to approach the person, they will think twice since they are already cursed. This is actually good news for the people.

These beliefs are of course not true. It will only be true if you think that it is.

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Why We Love the Song Triplets – Daehan, Minguk and Manse

 

Singapore has been Koreanized as the Hallyu wave swept through across Asia. Most of us have been watching their daily dose of Korean drama ever since the Endless Love drama series tugged at our hearts years ago. Now, even Korean variety shows are keeping Singaporeans entertained and providing laughter to their homes.

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One of such popular shows is KBS’ The Return of Superman, a reality show where celebrity dads are left alone with their kids for an entire 48 hours while the moms go on a day off. In 2015, the show introduced us to Song Il Gook’s (remember the Korean drama Jumong?) fraternal triplets named Daehan, Minguk and Manse. The triplets have captivated the hearts of viewers since their first appearance on Episode 34 of the show.

If you’re not in love with these kids yet, I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should:

  1. They make eating look so much fun. These kids are no picky eaters. It’s fun to watch them eat their veggies and leave nothing on their plates. They adorably call out for their food to be served and look so happy once they see their food coming. Watching them eat always makes me hungry.

 

  1. They are adorable singers. They’ve been singing children songs since the start of the episode. They sing while they eat, when they’re happy, when they play, when they’re riding in their dad’s car – they sing a lot. They also can’t help moving their bodies to the beat as they sing.

They were even able to perform in front of a crowd. They also had an opportunity to record their favorite song “Tyrannosaurus” at the YG studio! It’s easy to imagine these kids becoming handsome K-Pop idols when they grow up.

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  1. The brothers look out for each other. They brothers are really close. Daehan, the eldest or the hyung, is the responsible one who looks after his dongsaengs or younger brothers. He often shares his food to them and feeds them. Minguk, the middle one, always worries about his brothers when he notices that one of them is missing.

Manse, the youngest, often holds his brothers’ hands. There were scenes when the brothers comforted each other when someone was scared or crying. They also learned to work together in achieving their goals whenever their dad sends them on an errand.

  1. They love their dad. Song Il Gook is really lucky to have these kids. He gets to play with them, kiss them, and hug them. He takes the boys with him on his marathon races. It’s heartwarming whenever the triplets sing encouragement and support for their dad.

 

  1. They are such well-behaved kids. It’s amazing to watch how their parents raised Daehan, Minguk, and Manse really well. There never was any instance on the show when the kids misbehaved, acted rudely, or seemed spoiled. They listened to their dad and were always polite to the adults even to the cameramen. They didn’t hesitate to give a hug or a kiss to the elders and they acted as gentlemen to other kids.

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Why You Should Travel More Often

 

We live in better times when more and more people are able to travel around the world. Gone are the days when travelling is only for the fortunate few. Now countries are opening up their territories to help improve their economies. This is true in Singapore where tourism is a major industry. We’re able to attract a whopping 11 million (and more) tourists every year. On a global scale, Singaporeans are also considered as one of the most frequent travelers. There are just so many places to go to but so little time.

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Traveling provides an escape from regular life

I’ve read inspiring quotes that say we were not born to just pay bills and die. I definitely agree. If you want to attain a quality life, you need to have a good work and life balance. We’re given vacation leaves at work and it’s good when you want to just spend your free time at home so you can grab that much needed rest. But consider how travelling can be such a stress-buster, too. You are given a temporary break from your mundane life each time you travel. You go to places you want to go to where there are things you want to see, taste, and experience. You are out exploring what your eyes have only seen on movies and TV. You get to be and do what you only experience through the pagesof a book. In short, you get the chance to focus only on things you want and love. You get to forget problems and even entitled to forget temporarily.

Travelling strengthens bond with loved ones

Travelling with your lover, friends, and family is a good way to get to know each other better. You get to share rooms, spend a lot of time talking, get to eat together, experience new things together, discover together. Admittedly, conflicts may arise when you spend too much time together. But travelling also helps create unforgettable memories that strengthen bonds. Doing what you love most with the people you love is simply precious.

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Travelling is a good investment

Those hesitant to travel point out that it’s too expensive to travel. It may be so. But it is also said that travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.  Travelling gives you the gift of experience and unforgettable memories. These experience and memories are things that other people can never take away from you. This is because they become a part of you. So if you are to invest in something, invest in experiences. Invest in memories. Invest in your life. Go out and travel.

Travelling increases your knowledge

No one gets to travel and come back still ignorant or unchanged. Going out to the world means you experience other people’s cultures, you see things you’ve never laid eyes on before, and you interact with people of other races. You realize that the world does not revolve around you and your problems. You get to appreciate your life. You learn to understand and empathize with other people. Travelling teaches you in ways a four wall classroom cannot.

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Five Steps of Logical Thinking  

 

We have the brains and it is only right to make good use of it not to fool other people but to pursue advancements in science, technology and medicine. Unfortunately, not all Singaporeans are maximizing the possibilities of the brain and use it to our advantage.

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We heard people saying that we have to improve our logical thinking but what does it imply? It means that we have to expand our thinking based on knowledge and prove certainties. We rely on our logical thinking and it has become the basis of modern technology.

Logical thinking banks on our conscious brain – the most limited part of our thinking. This is the reason why it is important to strengthen logical thinking. For some Singaporeans, logical thinking is challenging. Here are some steps of logical thinking:

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  1. Solution: Working towards clear solutions should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
  2. Systematic planning: The next thing that you need to consider is systematic planning. You already identified the “what”. The systematic planning will answer the “how”. Systematic planning will help you find the correct procedure or method.
  3. Expending information: The information should be expended to reach your goals. The information gathered should be grouped, organized and ranked to fit in the bigger picture. This is where you make the connections.
  4. Reasoning: Reasoning will come next. It is the process of thinking something in order to form a judgment or conclusion.
  5. Check conclusion: Before dispensing the decision, you need to check the conclusion and make sure that it is the real solution to your goals.

 

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Getting to Know the New Itinerary Planner  

 

Traveling is fun when we are actually at the desired place but months before it is painstakingly annoying and tiring. We have to take care of many things and sometimes when we are there, things might go wrong. Planning a travel should be a memorable experience not the other way around.

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The good news is that there is a new application that can help us with our itinerary for a hassle-free travel planning. We might be skeptical at first but let us give the application the benefit of the doubt. The application is called Utrip. We can download it for free at Utrip.com.

The application was developed and created by Gilad Berenstein, 28 years old. His experience in his travels ushered the creation of this application. According to him Utrip is all about travellers having a unique and authentic experience. It is not about booking a travel.   

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The mobile application is the first of its kind because it is trying to tie human expertise and artificial intelligence. The application is simple and easy to navigate – you tell it your budget, interests and the size of the group then adjust it according to your pace.

That is like hiring a travel agent without paying for it of course. After entering the details on the dashboard, Utrip will sort through lots of possibilities in minutes. When it is done with its thing, it can show a tailored itinerary with complete maps. It does not end there because Utrip has partnered with many hotels. You can easily book a hotel there and once it is confirmed, your hotel will be integrated in your itinerary.

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