When my editor asked me to review the Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel, on the corner of Kan Yeik Thar and U Aung Myat Road, I accepted. It was not the worst assignment. I gladly took up the offer and invited my mother, a travel buff herself, to escape from home for an all inclusive weekend vacation. The contemporary 20-storey hotel emerges from the shores of Kandawgyi Lake. It was designed by the renowned architecture and interior design firm HASSEL. The hotel is located within Kantharyar centre, a city-wide complex that includes state-of the-art office spaces, a shopping centre, serviced luxury apartments and the hotel. The shopping centre offers guests some of Yangon’s best shopping outlets, dining and entertainment facilities. In addition, guests can also enjoy cafes, fashion boutiques, a spa, beauty salon, fitness club, grocery shops and a cinema. Your reviewer stayed in a deluxe room on the 9th floor. As soon as we unpacked, my mother dragged a chair over to the glass … [Read more...] about A night at Wyndham Grand Yangon hotel
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RETIRING FROM a career can bring on despondency, but more seniors are being given the chance to keep working, albeit in different kinds of jobs. Thailand will be a full-fledged “ageing society” by 2021, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board. Duangporn Sa-nguanphao, 68, just feels like she’s getting younger. Standing at the front of the Krispy Kreme branch in the Silom Complex in Bangkok, Duangporn cheerfully welcomes customers inside. There, she and her colleagues also in their 60s serve pastries and bus the tables, feeling as busy and useful as they ever have and earning much-needed spending money too. You’re seeing proof of the success of the “Super 60” project Krispy Kreme launched in March to give seniors a chance to get back into the workforce and fend off the creeping boredom of retirement. Duangporn Sanguanphao and couple Worawut and Ramon Bavornthaweepanya are having fun working at the … [Read more...] about Oars still in the water
A fat belly is linked to various diseases as it is the most harmful fat in your body. Aside from working out, avoiding junk food and alcohol are among the ways to get a flat belly. Additionally, check out these tips for how to burn belly fat in less than a week. 1. Include aerobic exercises in your daily routine If you want to burn fat fast there is no getting around cardio training. Studies find that this is the most effective form of exercise to reduce belly fat. By burning many calories your general health will improve. Hence, start doing high-intensity workouts of running, swimming or aerobic classes, but keep in mind that frequency and duration are essential for satisfying results. 2. Reduce refined carbs One should avoid consuming refined carbs to lose fat around the abdominal area and have good metabolic health. It is not necessary to stick to a strict low-carb diet, however it should be replaced with unprocessed carbs. Instead of white bread, white rice and … [Read more...] about How to lose belly fat in seven days
I have always admired those men with chiseled abs shown on billboards and commercials. If they can do it then so can I but there is just one problem. If you have seen billboard ads featuring a “Before” and “After” look; I would surely belong to the “Before” category, and no matter how frequent I imagine myself to have chiseled abs overtime I still stay in the “Before” category. But it's not wrong is it? And so I spent money buying all those contraptions infomercials featured “Just 15 minutes a day...” or “Show those abs in just three months...” For the next 2 weeks, I followed directions and instructions shown on the video that came with the equipment. By the third week, the equipment was left in one corner of the house. And I did not touch it again. Incidents like these did not happen to me just once or twice but many times and it was not just about having abs but also about trying different things. I did piano … [Read more...] about Do you really want it?
By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press Mon., May 13, 2019 FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were targeted in “sabotage operations” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks the previous day that caused “significant damage” to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States. The announcement by the kingdom’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, came as the U.S. issued a new warning to sailors and the UAE’s regional allies condemned Sunday’s incident that targeted at least four ships, including two Saudi tankers, off the port city of Fujairah. Although details of the attacks were not disclosed, targeting tankers and commercial shipping vessels so close to the Persian Gulf has the potential to rattle global oil supplies. The Saudi statement came just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks