Lifestyle Customers can sign up for a unique session to learn photography techniques on the iPhone and iPad while exploring Jewel’s highlights. 11 Jul 2019 01:52PM Bookmark Singapore’s second Apple store is set to open this Saturday, Jul 13, at 10am. Apple Jewel Changi Airport will be located on level 2 of the mall and will have over 100 employees speaking 11 languages, including sign language.Customers can get hands-on access to more than 200 of the brand’s latest products, get technical advice and support, as well as participate in the Today at Apple Program. The programme offers free daily sessions focusing on video and photography, coding and apps, health and fitness, music, and more.The new store will also offer a unique session exclusively for Jewel customers called The Magic of Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk. Visitors can pick up new photography techniques on the iPhone and iPad as they explore Jewel’s highlights.Learn to use the … [Read more...] about Apple opens its second store at Jewel Changi Airport on Saturday
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Chadwick Arcinue made a major career switch believing that you can change paths if the intensity of your spirit matches the fervor in your heart. As newlyweds, my husband and I were sober in savings and prudent in spending and we kept our apartment austere and bare. Chadwick Arcinue recalled being challenged by a similar quandary. With wife Leanne Laudico, he moved to a tiny walk-up apartment in Boston when they were both in pursuit of their master’s degrees. Leanne opened an issue. “What do we do with this big, blank and bare wall?” Chad replied, “We obviously can’t spend money on an artwork. What if I paint something?” Chad’s background was in business and finance. He never imagined picking up a brush, much less working with oil and acrylic. But surprise Leanne he did, (and himself). Hunched on the floor and contouring his neck and anatomy, he filled up a square canvas with clusters of cherry trees that were blooming outside … [Read more...] about It’s never too late for a career switch
In Myanmar, rental book shops are one such casualty. A rental book store is a place where people can rent books, much like a library. Unlike conventional libraries, which allow people to borrow books for free, the rental book shop operates more like a private business. People pay a small fee to borrow books, magazines and comics. Rental book shops played an important role in keeping Myanmar literary traditions popular, giving people access to many authors. Before 2000 there were almost two book rental stores in each ward. They were just like a small university for book lovers. With the appearance of internet cafes in the early 2000s, the role of the rental shop slowly began to decline. VCD film vendors and recording artists had competition from YouTube, and Myanmar books began to appear on the internet too. Now, anyone with a smart phone can access a PDF version of a Myanmar classic novel or historical book. As the numbers of renters declined, rental shop revenues … [Read more...] about Htin Paw, the last surviving rental book store in Sanchaung?
By Susanne Masters The New York Times Sun., May 12, 2019 While primarily a painter of people, Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn immortalized at least one tulip. In 1634 he painted his wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, crowned with a wreath of blooms, of which the largest is a tulip. Its petals are unmistakably striped, with white and red running in flamelike lines. Flowers like it became known as Rembrandt tulips, named by bulb traders in homage to his chiaroscuro painting style and to tap cachet from a famous name. Saskia in her finery crowned with the most expensive type of tulip is in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. But tulipmania, which lifted the Dutch economy to dizzying heights followed by a cataclysmic crash, began in the Hortus botanicus, the botanical garden in Leiden, the city of Rembrandt’s birth. Tulips first arrived in the Netherlands in 1562. Mistaken for a Turkish onion, they were tasted, found … [Read more...] about An ode to Rembrandt’s tulips
LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON: Amazon's promise of one-day shipping threatens to upend the retail sector, but its rivals’ physical stores give the likes of Walmart and Target powerful assets that Amazon itself is scrambling to match.Amazon.com Inc, seeking to stem slowing sales growth, is plowing US$800 million this quarter alone into its next-day package delivery project, something even Walmart Inc, the world's biggest retailer, will be hard-pressed to duplicate.But there is another battle brewing behind the scenes, with Amazon racing to reproduce the assets of the businesses it aims to upend. The move to expedite shipping is a sign of growing pressure from such brick-and-mortar competitors, experts said.The e-commerce giant, which has a mixed record with brick-and-mortar retail projects, is racing to open shops that sell top-selling items ranging from books to cell phones; rolling out same-day curbside grocery pickup – a service popular with time-crunched suburban Walmart and … [Read more...] about Amazon speeds up shipping, but rivals’ stores buck its challenge