Glass Nail FIles and Other Souvenirs from Prague

>> Thursday, July 19, 2012

The capital of Prague in the Czech Republic is one of the most charming and interesting European cities I have visited so far. I loved the charm of the old architecture and the history behind them, even the eerie and scary ones. There is just something magical about Prague, perhaps because it is home to the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague, who is believed to have protected the city even to this day. 

I enjoyed going to the open market taking place in the weekend, which was lined up with porcelain dolls, wood items, and glassware among others. If you want to take a piece of the Czech Republic with you, there is much to choose from. The main streets where there is high tourist traffic are lined with stores a variety of items like simple marionette puppets and porcelain dolls,  to interesting matryoshka dolls, which are I think of Russian origin but are made and sold in Prague anyway to useful items like glass foot files or luxurious glass accessories from Mont Bleu. Czech glass is also a very famous souvenir item. But because we have a child who loves to play all over the house, we opted to buy other items instead.

We stayed for three days and two nights in this beautiful city and went on a sightseeing tour. Famous landmarks that we visited included the Prague Castle, the Jewish quarter, the New Town with the Wenceslas Square at its heart, the charming Old Town and the picturesque Lesser Town (Mala Strana) and went on a stroll across Charles Bridge to enjoy yet more wonderful panoramic views of the city. 

Our visit to Prague was of course not complete without visiting the church of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Guided with a map, we managed to find our way. It was actually not difficult to find. There I brought an Infant Jesus dressed in white to place in our altar here at home. We also bought a book about the story of how the Infant Jesus of Prague came to be. 


Popular Gifts for Dad

>> Thursday, March 29, 2012

It is almost Father's Day, at least here in Germany. Did you know that Germany is the only country that celebrates Father's Day (Vatertag) differently from the rest of the world? Father's Day is celebrated on the Ascension Day, the Thursday forty days after Easter. It is also a Federal holiday here so that it is really a day worth celebrating with the family.

But no matter where you are in the world, we do celebrate Father's Day. It may be celebrated in different months, but it is a day that we take the time to honor and thank our Fathers.  What better way to do this than to give them something that shows our appreciation for all their hard work, support, guidance and love.

If you are puzzling over what to give your Father or your husband on that day, you could give them popular gifts for dad like maybe a new smart phone? I really find this iPhone 4 interesting... with a dollar print and the line that says "In Dad We Trust"....


Preparing for Graduate School?

>> Saturday, March 10, 2012

The competition is tough when it comes to admission to international graduate programs in prestigious and elite universities. That is why a good preparation is needed in order to get in. Being intelligent is no longer enough these days. It takes strategy, good recommendations from professors and a lot of hard work in order to be admitted into your desired program.

I never got the chance to do a gmat review when I was applying for a master's program at the university so I never will know what it was like. Fortunately for me, the graduate program that I applied to did not require it. But I bet it would have been a very different experience.

Reviewing for GMAT is not only about memorizing. It is also about how dedicated and enthusiastic your instructors are. If you have instructors who have the drive and the passion, I bet you too will be driven to do your best. Studying is actually fun if you know how to go about studying. There are actually strategies that gmat preparation centers teach that one will never learn while studying alone. Diagnostics, mock tests and feedback are also vital in gmat review preparation. Although they are not the real thing, it helps you to gauge how much you have learned and how much you still need to hurdle to succeed and attain your desired GMAT score.  

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