A Special DIY Yarn Wrapped Letter for Mother's Day

A Special DIY Yarn Wrapped Letter for Mother's Day

Things are so easily available nowadays. Clothes, mobiles, shoes, food, GIFTS! Be it for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, good results or bad results (consolation gifts)… the worry is not money – for most of us. What we don’t have is time. Time to be creative. Be creative to: make things you can call your own. Make your OWN to: please someone. Someone who? Someone whom we would accept to “spend” our precious time fo...

Khairah - 13 Jun 2015
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Aloo Champs / Potato Cake Recipe

Aloo Champs / Potato Cake Recipe

It's been so long since I've had Aloo Champs, so I decided to make some. It's a tasty snack which is very filling as well. Ingredients 2 or 3 big potatoes 1/4 tsp garam masala 1 tsp fried onions 1 medium onion finely cubed 1 tsp mint leaves finely chopped 1 small green chilli finely chopped (optional) Instructions Step 1 Peel the potatoes, wash, cube, and put in a recipient with a tight cover. Add double amo...

gices - 06 Jun 2015
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Recipe of the Magical Cake (Gato Mazik)

Recipe of the Magical Cake (Gato Mazik)

When you are ill, yet hungry but can’t go out to buy nice gato pima to eat with bread, butter and hot tea in this rainy weather, you open your drawers and check ingredients you have at hand to make something quick. Something magical. DANG! Only 6 ingredients are required and you don’t need to be Merlin, believe me! The 6 Magical Ingredients 4 eggs (separate the whites from the yolks) 150 g sugar (3/4 cup) 125 g but...

Khairah - 10 Mar 2015
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How I Set Out To Help Children Coming From Poor Families

How I Set Out To Help Children Coming From Poor Families

I will, I won't, I will, I won't... I'm finally doing it! The group of companies I work for introduced a new CSR scheme and that's to give employees a choice of how they want to aid the society. While others preferred to contribute by giving money to some organisation or offering lunch/dinner to homes, I chose to give an hour each fortnight to kids coming from low Socio-Economic Status (SES) families. I was quite sc...

Khairah - 09 Mar 2015
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Mauritian Farata/Roti Recipe

Mauritian Farata/Roti Recipe

This is how we make home made faratas at home. Ingredients 1.5 cup plain flour (for 5 faratas) 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 tbsp vegetable oil for glazing 2 tbsp additional flour for dusting Instructions Place the flour in a large bowl and slowly pour in the water in the center Start mixing the flour and water with fingertips for some seconds until a dough is reached. Knead the dough with the palm of hands unti...

Jaahzz - 23 Jan 2015
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My geeky attempt to write a computer program which represents true love

My geeky attempt to write a computer program which represents true love

It's 2am on a Wednesday morning and in 5 hours I need to go to work. I'm struggling to sleep - I'm probably lovesick! I'm singing heartbroken songs silently in my head and thinking about the C# codes I need to write for the project I'm working on at work. Then I start mixing the two and start thinking if I were to represent true love in code, what would it look like. Here's what I end up with: I've put a lock on t...

gices - 15 Aug 2014
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NHDC houses are an illusion to give hope to poor families that they can become a home owner too

NHDC houses are an illusion to give hope to poor families that they can become a home owner too

The truth is land has become so precious in Mauritius nowadays and they are meant for more rewarding projects (IRS & RES schemes etc) than to provide shelter to those in need. How to apply to the NHDC to be considered for a house You first need to meet two criteria: You or your partner do not currently own a house or a piece of residential land You have a 10% deposit for the house Next you need the follow...

gices - 11 May 2014
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The Process of Buying and Selling a Car in Mauritius

The Process of Buying and Selling a Car in Mauritius

When I relocated to Mauritius in November 2011, I needed a car to get around but I didn’t know what the procedures were for me as the buyer. Fortunately the person who sold the car to me was a nice man and he explained everything to me. Two years later, I was in the shoes of the seller and I didn’t have a clue what papers were required for the sale but eventually I learned it all. So this post is to help future buyer...

gices - 12 Feb 2014
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Fizi Kapsil, the making of!

Fizi Kapsil, the making of!

When I was a kid and videos games were not so popular, we used to have so much fun playing Fizi Kapsil/Fusil Capsile (Capsule Gun). Nowadays these old games are disappearing as more children get stuck to their computers but if parents can pass these on, we may have more kids playing outside. It can be good for bonding between parent and child too as there's a bit of DIY involved which is going to allow both to spend ...

gices - 21 Dec 2013
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Le Val Nature Park Review

Le Val Nature Park Review

Now that we are entering the summer months, the days are getting longer and the weather warmer, the perfect combination for a day out with the family. So this week I went to Le Val Nature Park found in Cluny in the South of the island of Mauritius. Photos from the park (Click on the thumbnails to see a bigger version of the photos) Finding it wasn't very easy as we took a back entrance through a private road; man...

Peaches - 27 Oct 2013
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