Give me a gift: say "hello"

>> Friday, November 21, 2008

As I have mentioned once, indeed a present isn't something material. When we are giving gifts we are approaching to something magic, magic in a good sense of this word. The main idea is that gift or present is the transfer of something, without the need for compensation. And today is great chance to experience it.

Today we are celebrating the World Hello Day and anyone, who wants to participate in this huge festival, need only to greet other people. And the matter is not only about celebrating, to my mind. It's a way of discovering that everyone of us has that small, unpaid but priceless gift to others - word of five letters " Hello".

Well, ok, enough for sentiments. Let's go to the amusing part of this post:

And now, here we have a historical part:

We are celebrating the 35th annual World Hello Day this year. Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. The day was originated by brothers McCormacks from Arizona in 1973.

That fall Egypt and Israel were in serious conflict and world couldn't stay calm. As the legend tells, Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack by surprise met each other in Nebraska. They were so happy and, what is more, so concerned about the peace in the world, that decided to mark this encounter.

They sent the greeting letters to their friends and acquaintances all around the world. The letters contained no ideological hints, just greetings and wishes and gentle asking if the receivers could give regards to at least ten other persons. The idea spread around the world and now people are celebrating World Hello Day in more than 180 countries.

So, to be a "true" celebrator, one should greet at least ten people. However, in my opinion, it's not most important. Just say "hello" to others and bring them the main message: personal communication helps to preserve peace.

In the end, I should say "Bye", shouldn't I? But today I say "Hello":)


Mobile phone history

>> Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mobile phone or cell phone is one of the most common gift nowadays. Watch how it has been developing for more than twenty years in less than three minutes. Maybe some old models would be a perfect gift now?



>> Wednesday, March 5, 2008

While some guys are thinking what would be the very fabulous gift to their women, read some facts about the whole event and it's value.

#15,000 women marched through New York City in 1908 demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. 100 years on, the pertinence of this event is honored through IWD's 2008 global theme 'Shaping Progress'.

#In just three years time, 2011 will see IWD's Centenary - 100 years of women's united action for global equality and change. Organizations around the world have already commenced planning for their IWD Centenary celebrations.

#The first International Women's Day was launched on 8 March 1911 in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, Leader of the'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. This followed many years of women's campaigning dating back to British MP, John Stuart Mill, the first person in Parliament calling for women's right to vote.

#On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing nation in the world to give women the right to vote.

This and further more in this site.


What colors can bring?

>> Friday, February 8, 2008

I found it useful to extend yesterday's post about colors. Today I will also tell something about the meanings of colors, but from a little bit wider approach.

#Red is a color of life. It symbolizes and radiates heat. Therefore red warms, excites, encourages You and gives energy. It is also a color of love, passion, strength, anger and even war. Ancient Romans would dress their gods in red.

#Orange is the second color in the spectrum. It is associated with the sun, joy, creativity, success, energy. This color brings home warmth and cosiness, stimulates both emotions and mind, makes people more sociable. Therefore it is useful both for Your living room and Your office. The only problem - orange strengthens the appetite, so the eating time can become the eating times. Orange is also a color of courage. However, those who are very sensitive, should avoid it.

#Yellow is the third in the spectrum. It is also related to energy, sun and brings luck, joy and creativity. It is a color of freedom and intelligence. Yellow lamps or windows affects nerve system and the whole body. The immunity is strengthened. On the other hand, yellow is color of envy and fraud.

#Green gives stability, endurance and calm. It has something to do with money, growing, Spring, freshness, youth, devotion, harmony and healing, but also with envy too. This color helps to chill out and analyze new information. Because of it's restful features Ancient Egyptians would dye floor in temples in green.

#Blue associates with the sky, sea, religion, faith, stability, melancholy, trust, devotion, freedom, energy of the spirit, safeness. It was believed the witches dislike blue, so this color would be used as protection from them. Egypt Pharaohs dressed in blue to defence from the evil. Walls dyed in blue, relax You. I think it is because of both emotional and subconscious reasons.

#Violet. It reflect noble object of the spirit, so it is always associated with religion. This color eases nerves. Also it 's curative antiseptic features are unique. Pink and violet means dignity, spirituality and self-esteem.

#Pink is a color of aristocracy, strength, nobility, luxury and sprituality for thousands of years. Pink room can liven an imagination and inspire for art and creation.

#Brown means ground. Therefore it is often related the things which are down-to-earth. It joins us with earth and brings material thoughts. This color is associated with conservativity and stability.

#Grey. It frequently serves as a basement for other colors. This neutral, harmonious color means satisfaction.

#White absorbs all rays and because of that is relaxing and refrigerant. Angels are often dressed in white. They ARE white, I'd add. Ancient Persians believed all gods are white.

#Guess which color You can't see on this background? Yes, the black. And it often means mystery. It is related with sophistication and elegance, but also with dark powers and death. For young people black frequently helps to express their rebellion.


The meanings of flowers and colors. Very useful for Valentine's Day

>> Thursday, February 7, 2008

Valentine's Day brings a lot of traditions, magic and games. For example, in the Middle Ages young men and women would pull the leaflets with written names. The one which name had been written on the pulled paper would become him or her Valentine. In Wales on this occasion wooden spoons decorated with hears, keys and locks were presented to each other. Images meant:"You've unlocked my heart".However, the advice I shall give You now, hadn't sank into the past and is still very important. The flowers we present each other expressing our love, also have their meanings:

#Red roses mean: "I love You"

#Yellow roses say: "I love You but I'm not sure if You love me too".

#White roses declares: "Our love is pure"

#Four-leaved clovers are a wish for success.

# Orange blossoms represent the everlasting love.

Valentine's Day usually associates with red, pink or white color, but others also have their own meanings.

#For example, blue is the color of trust and reliability.

#Orange, which was already mentioned, is also a color of celebration and happiness.

#Green is a color of hope.


Valentine's Day Is not a Nightmare, My Man

>> Friday, February 1, 2008

Finding the right Valentine's Day gift is probably the most difficult shopping experience in any man's life. It isn't like buying a birthday gift -- choosing a gift for this special occasion won't just show your affection toward her, but your degree of commitment as well, emphasizes Chris Rovney in

The nature of the gift can reflect how much you care, or don't care, about her. The meaning of your gift also varies according to the seriousness and the type of relationship you're in. Here are a few basic gift ideas, depending on your particular relationship level.

Casual date

You've gone out with her a few times, the level of commitment is low, and you're simply having a lot of fun. What do you buy her? This situation is the trickiest of them all because the wrong gift can take the relationship from casual dating to a full-fledged commitment.

Buying her the usual card and flowers is acceptable for this early stage in a relationship, or when your involvement is relatively weak.

On the other hand, if the relationship is strong and its future seems bright, opt for a more original present. For example, a sexy blouse or any form of eveningwear is classy enough to show her that you put some effort into selecting her gift.

Women generally appreciate that you spent some time selecting a gift. So it's a good idea to listen to what she says, pick up on a hint she may mention in passing, and then surprise her with it.

occasional romance

Every man, at one point in his life, will hook up with a woman simply for sex -- and amazing sex at that. This type of relationship is particularly exciting when Valentine's Day comes around, and selecting her gift can be amusing in itself. Choosing the right gift will hopefully guide the intensity of the evening and make it a night to remember.

Most of the time, guys will opt to buy her sexy lingerie. Purchasing lingerie is a little clich, but it's generally well-received by women. Another fashionable gift is a sexy dress she can wear for the Valentine's Day dinner. Keep it sexual by insisting that she leave her underwear at home.

However, instead of buying her these conventional gifts, a suggestion would be to get her a basket of sex toys. If you want to go all the way (in more ways than one), then rent a nice room and try to incorporate all these gifts into your evening.

married man

The married man will probably run out of original gift ideas sooner or later. He doesn't necessarily need to show commitment with his gifts, but he needs to set the mood for the upcoming passionate evening. In this situation, buy her an unconventional set of silk sheets, which can be purchased at any high-end department store. This gift will likely be expensive (which most women appreciate ) and surely has a sexual connotation (which most men love ).

The more conventional alternative for a married man is getting his wife some jewelry. This gift idea will please any woman, married or not...

Remember; these are only suggestions and none of these gifts represent the perfect choice. Each man knows what his woman enjoys, so my advice is to think about what she appreciates the most and use that as a guide.


Star-worthy gifts for celebrities or Your sweetheart

>> Monday, January 21, 2008

Wanna present an amazing gift? Think as an amazing people. has given a look at what might bring a smile to some of the world’s most recognizable faces:

Angelina Jolie certainly doesn't need collagen filler for her famously kissable lips, but Angelina Jolie’s puffy pout could certainly benefit from Benefit Cosmetics' Lipscription, a $32 exfoliator and balm set. AnAfter all, kissing four kids good night and smooching Brad Pitt might put some strain on that million-dollar mouth.
And what could be the best for Brad Pitt? This hunky humanitarian is so seemingly perfect that all we could think to get him was a mirror. The fogless Travel Mirror from, $11.99, is ideal for checking oneself out, whether you're lounging on the beach in L.A. or Namibia. After all, beauty knows no borders.

Paris Hilton. With Nicole Richie gearing up for motherhood and Britney running in and out of court (and red lights), this girl might be a little lonely these days.
So we think a brand new friend would be the perfect gift for Paris. Professional buddy "Paul" from one specific internet site is available for weekly chats about Prada's new runway collection, advice on how to get Tinkerbell wee wee pad-trained and so much more.For $49.95 a month, Paul will go as far as sending the celebutante holiday and birthday cards as well as flowers and gifts.

David Hasselhoff. It’s not that much of a hassle shopping for "the Hoff." The former "Baywatch" star and judge of "America's Got Talent" sports a chest so shiny, his secret beauty weapon just might be Crisco. Help keep his famous pecs supple with The Body Shop's Olive Body Butter, $20, a rich jar of paste perfect for locking in moisture, which is a necessity for this tan man as he rarely buttons his shirts up all the way.

Lindsay Lohan. This holiday season, give the fresh-out-of-rehab starlet a gift that might actually keep her out of trouble: a chic, black coffee backpack with monogrammed napkins, $60 from with her own coffee kit, the former teen queen can avoid the egg nog bowl and stay high on caffeine all night long.

Even if the closest you will ever come to Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie is renting "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," we think the leading lady or leading man in your life is sure to appreciate these star-worthy gifts — OK, maybe not the rent-a-pal. Happy shopping!


The oldest giver of THIS kind of gifts

>> Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Today I want to mention one more kind of giving gifts. Is this a present, one can ask. And I will be forced to agree with him/her supposing this world is a cruel place. Anyway, this IS a gift, cause we say she gave him/her birth. We can't think without language and there we can find some true when we need it.

But let's get back to our topic. Today turn three years after 16th of January,2005, when 66-year-old Romanian woman Adriana Illiescu in Bucharest has given birth to a baby girl. Then she became the eldest known woman in the world to give birth. However, she had been able to enjoy this title only for about two years until a 67-year-old woman is Spain gave birth to twins.


Tips for adults: gits for children

>> Monday, January 14, 2008

Gifts for children is very deep and vast topic but today I am going to be short. There are two main aspects You should think of and both are related to the fact that a child is in first stage of life. Therefore:

1) Presents should influence kids optimistically and mould positive attitude towards life (oh, yes, they still have chance to believe in beautiful life and successful destiny). Because of that gifts should be colorful, vivid and cheerful.

2) Beauty and liveliness is only one side of the coin. Even more important is an educational and function cause a game is perhaps the best way to learn and to develop. So the puzzle or compendium of games will be a great choice. If You notice a child tends to sports, present him/her the equipment for table football or ice hockey.


Some tips for men: gifts for women

>> Thursday, January 10, 2008

Is Your brain puzzled how can You please Your girl? Remember - every woman loves toys.

Sometimes not only men are grown children. Women are also!

She gets attracted every time she notices a sophisticated doll made up in XIX century technique and dressed up with XVIII century clothes. There even some sites and blogs, for example,, dedicated to historical dolls news and acquisitions. Admire a picture from there...

Present one of the kind once, and maybe she'd become a collector. Both of You will be happy: she'll have a new passion, You won't be puzzled anymore. Not for always, of course...

If You lady adores watching the stars and is involved in those astrology things, look for the statues of Zodiac signs.

If Our woman tend to romance, find that little musical box which plays a sentimental melody when one opens it.

And, of course, You'll never lose presenting jewels..You'll never imagine what a vast majority of jewels exists unless You go to the place they are sold at. Are You afraid of going there? Afraid of possibility to get lost? It's natural:) Just remember: the way to the shop You can find by map. But when You enter, search for the gift by heart. That is the whole trick.


Some tips for women: gifts for men

>> Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Today we will talk about gifts for men. It is because of my will to emphasize that tickets for UFC 77 are not the only great present for Your friend, farther or brother.

To think stereotypically, it seems that they already have everything: most favorite tie, book or luxurious lighter. Maybe they haven't their favorite car, but usually You don't have enough money.

To make things more difficult, men rarely reveal what they want. What is more, frequently they do not know themselves what they want. You can find it tricky to choose relevant present unless You have a sense of fay or a skill of detective to draw correct conclusions from tiny references or subconscious contemplation.

Do You feel lost? Have no ideas what to do? Then we should do a short brainstorm.

Think about all advantages and disadvantages of the man You want to give a gift for. Maybe he is always late? You can laugh at him but don't do it unkindly or banal. Instead of ordinary watch find something original.

Computer fans will enjoy a watch with microchips. The only problem could be that You'll never understand what the time the watch shows...

Or be more ironic. If he is late, maybe he doesn't find the way? In this case clasp-compass would be a great present. Then he'll always be right on time.

Another masculine thing is beer, isn't it? There are a lot of amusing things for beer lovers from a special beer-bag to an original opener, for example bike chine opener:

But maybe our guy does not drink beer? Maybe he drinks wine, then? He'd like wine diary where he can note what kinds of wine he'd tested, I guess.

All in all, don't take this post as the only way. It is simply a start, a beginning. I just wanted to give some examples how to make gift searching more adventurous and efficient. The best tip for You is free Your mind and imagination and mix some love in the process.


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