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How to Unclog a Toilet When You Don’t Have a Plunger

October 11, 2019

It absolutely is the things of problems: faced with an away-toilet situation in a person else's house, you do your...

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How to Unclog a Toilet When You Don’t Have a Plunger

October 11, 2019

It absolutely is the things of problems: faced with an away-toilet situation in a person else's house, you do your service, flush ... and absolutely nothing happens. Or worse, you purge as well as the commode water (as well as its contents) gradually starts climbing like super-gross flooding waters. Run...

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How to Unclog a Toilet When You Don’t Have a Plunger

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It absolutely is the things of problems: faced with an away-toilet situation in a person else’s house, you do your service, flush … and absolutely nothing happens. Or worse, you purge as well as the commode water (as well as its contents) gradually starts climbing like super-gross flooding waters.

Run the hot water in the sink

To get points relocating once again, YouTuber Aaron Bjorn in accordance with Apofraxeis Xalandri says that you’re going to require some hot water to pour right into the toilet dish. The sink will probably need a while to heat up and offer you water that’s hot enough to be helpful.

Reach for the liquid hand soap or hair shampoo

While the water is warming up, look around for some fluid soap. Dish soap is excellent, however you’re stuck in the washroom so you could not be able to find any of that under the sink. When you discover some, pour a great deal of it right into the toilet dish.

If the host is the sort of individual who just has actually separately made oatmeal bar soaps or something, Tess Wilson at House Therapy recommends you search for some epsom salts, or perhaps a bathroom bomb. Or, if they’re the type that keeps cleansing items under the sink or in a washroom storage room, try as well as locate some bleach and also powdered dish detergent. Wilson claims to use a couple mugs of bleach as well as one mug of powdered detergent. Truly, anything that can lube or effervesce ought to do.

Dispose warm water right into the bathroom and wait

Since you have your lubricant in position, locate a mug or container– use their tooth brush holder if you need to– and also start putting warm water from the sink into the bathroom bowl. Once more, the hotter the far better below. Yet don’t flush yet!

When you’ve included a gallon or two (or as high as you can without risking overflowing), YouTube channel Tidy My Room claims it’s time to play the waiting game. Hang tight and allow the soap as well as hot water work its magic.

Or worse, you purge as well as the toilet water (as well as its contents) gradually begins rising like super-gross flood waters. To get points moving once more, YouTuber Aaron Bjorn says that you’re going to require some warm water to pour right into the bathroom dish. The sink will possibly require a while to warm up and offer you water that’s warm enough to be useful. While the water is heating up, look around for some fluid soap. Currently that you have your lubricating substance in area, find a cup or container– use their toothbrush holder if you have to– as well as begin pouring warm water from the sink into the commode dish.

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Finest Ways to Deal With Sewer Cleaning

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A sewage backup is one of the most problematic as well as nasty events that can take place in a house. It can cause comprehensive home damage and extreme health issue and also, on top of that, it is very hard and unpleasant to take care of. Cleaning up drain backup needs a great deal of effort and time, in addition to specialized disinfecting products and also filtration strategies.

Raw sewage clean-up, specifically, is specifically laborious as well as risky as it not only creates a great deal of problem and inconveniences, yet also offers a variety of health hazards (sewage spills have impurities that can create severe diseases) and also sanitation problems.

Professional help is your finest option in such circumstances, however you can do a couple of things to restrict the level of the damage before the professionals get here (or perhaps handle the problem on your own if the damages is not too extreme).

What to Do After Sewage Backup

There are specific essential preventive procedures to take after a sewage back-up in order to protect against the damage from dispersing:

  • Keep kids as well as family pets away from the affected area;
  • Place on suitable safety tools– rubber handwear covers, rubber boots, impervious coveralls, safety glasses, as well as a facemask;
  • Switch off the electric power to your home (just if the circulation panel is safely above water). Put on rubber gloves and utilize a completely dry wooden adhere to shut off the major button;
  • Turn off any type of running water as well as do not make use of the supply of water system in your house (it might also be a great concept to turn off the supply of water to the building);.
  • Open up doors as well as home windows to permit fresh air within (do not make use of the air conditioning system to ventilate your home as sewage-contaminated dust and also water droplets can enter the COOLING AND HEATING system and pollute it);.
  • Take any dry, un-contaminated products far from the affected location;.
  • Include small amounts of chlorine bleach to standing water to ensure some disinfection;.
  • Alert your insurer that there has been a sewage spill in your house;.
  • Contact your municipal authority or sewer department (if your home is attached to a public sewer) or your regional health and wellness department (if your home is attached to a personal septic system) and also request guidance;.
  • Call a professional water damage restoration firm. The fast and efficient treatment of the skilled specialists will certainly conserve you a lot of effort and time as well as will provide one of the most appropriate, safest, as well as economical service to the issue. Besides, many sewage clean-up companies provide not only water removal, however additionally high quality repair works, smell elimination, as well as material cleanup, so you will certainly have all the elements of the repair process looked after when making use of professional sewer cleaning solutions.

Great to bear in mind

Take images of the sewage spill and the water-damaged things and also architectural products before removing them or having anything cleaned up (the photographs will work as proof for your insurance policy case). Keep all the receipts for products and also substitutes, along with for the repair service and also cleaning works carried out in your house.

Do not utilize harsh chemicals to unclog the draining pipes system as they can trigger serious damage to the pipelines and also drain lines. Select treatment approaches that use enzymes as opposed to chemicals or call a plumber to deal with the source of the problem.

Take ideal procedures to avoid cross-contamination (maintain the doors between the infected area and also the other spaces in your home closed, do not make use of the central air system up until the problem has been resolved, keep atmospheric pressure in the polluted location less than in the rest of the building, and so on) to ensure that sewer contaminated soil won’t be tracked right into unaffected areas of your property and also air-borne sewage-contaminated dirt (or mold and mildew spores) won’t be blown to other rooms.

Galaxy Fold reboot: Everything you need to know about Samsung’s foldable phone


The Galaxy Fold finally goes on sale in the US after a rough start.


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Samsung gets a second chance with the Galaxy Fold, the foldable phone it put on hold three months ago after problems with the Fold’s plastic screen caused the company to re-evaluate its initial April 26 sale date. Now, the world’s highest-profile foldable phone will arrive in the US on Sept. 27, after it’s been on sale in Korea and the UK. Although CNET’s review unit never broke (here’s our original Galaxy Fold review), we’re eager to see how the Fold holds up longer-term.

We now know what the major design changes are, including hiding the edges of the plastic film that some reviewers peeled off. In fact, it was a protective layer that caused the screen to malfunction when removed. Keep reading for all the details, and a recap of what went wrong.

(Here’s everything that’s good and bad about the Galaxy Fold so far.)

When will the Galaxy Fold go on sale and for how much? 

The Fold is on sale in South Korea and the UK, and will sell in the US on Sept. 27 for $1,980, for the 4G. That price hasn’t changed.

The 5G version, such as the one you can buy in Samsung’s other two Galaxy Fold markets, will cost more. For example, at Samsung’s Experience Store in the UK, the foldable device costs £1,900.

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What changed?

  • You can’t peel off the top protective layer; the edges of that film are no longer visible. Instead, they stretch beneath the plastic bezel.
  • There are plastic, “T”-shaped caps on the top and bottom of the Fold screen that help keep dust and debris from getting behind the display.
  • The gap between the hinge and Galaxy Fold’s body is reduced.
  • There’s an extra metal layer beneath the screen to strengthen it and supposedly reduce the visibility of where the screen creases at the fold.

Is the Galaxy Fold dust- and water-resistant?

It’s not. Samsung advises that you keep the Galaxy Fold well away from water and dust, which means you’d best leave it at home the next time you head to the beach.

How will people know how to care for the Fold?

Samsung provides care instructions in a YouTube video, in the phone’s quick start guide, on the screen cling that surrounds the phone in the box, and on Samsung’s website.

What kind of goodies do you get for buying a $2,000 phone?

The Galaxy Fold comes with a pair of Galaxy Buds wireless headphones ($130 value) and a special case. You also get Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Premiere Service, which gives you 24/7 access to a dedicated customer service representative — you can even get help sent straight to you in person.

Can I preorder the phone?

No. Samsung initially put the Fold on preorder, before canceling sales in the face of what will end up being a five-month delay. The Galaxy Fold will simply go on sale.

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Samsung says its Galaxy Fold is still coming.


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What did the delay do to Samsung’s reputation?

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold delay has put Samsung in an awkward position. As the world’s largest phone maker and the the first major brand to announce a foldable phone, Samsung’s reputation as an innovator is riding on the Fold, especially after its spectacular unveiling on Feb. 20. 

Samsung’s troubles underscore just how risky and fragile the concept of a foldable phone really is. Foldable phones represent a new type of device that’s meant to maximize screen size without expanding the overall size of the device. The tech giant wanted to lead the way, burnishing its reputation as an innovator in the phone’s transition to the next big thing. 

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Until Samsung and other brands can allay buyers’ fears with screens that can withstand the pressures of daily use, the future of foldable phones hangs precariously in the balance. Intense criticism may hurt future sales and shake consumer confidence in the concept of foldable phones in general.

The Galaxy Fold’s chance to lead the emerging category could come under fire if buyers turn their backs on the innovative design — this could still happen — or opt for a rival model such as Huawei’s Mate XTCL’s upcoming designs or a rumored foldable phone like the Motorola Razr. On the flip side, those other companies have the chance to learn from the Galaxy Fold’s mistakes.

Why caused Galaxy Fold screen damage in the first place?

Several early reviewers experienced damage to the screens on their Galaxy Fold loan devices, which made the foldable phones unusable. Photos of the damaged Folds ranged from a fully blacked-out screen to a bubbled device, and one with a portion of the screen white and the other half blacked out.

The Fold has a horizontal clamshell design, where hard glass halves close like a book to protect a tender 7.3-inch plastic display inside. Samsung even includes a case in the Galaxy Fold box as extra armor for the glass exterior, in case you drop the phone.

There may be a specific reason that some of the phones came to harm. Two reviewers experienced a total screen failure when they removed a thin plastic film that runs along the Galaxy Fold’s screen. There’s a narrow gap between this film and the bezel-edge of the display, which has led to confusion about the nature of the film.

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It isn’t immediately obvious if the plastic layer belongs to the phone or if it’s the film you commonly see on devices to keep screens smudge- and lint-free during shipping and storage.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman found out the hard way that the latter wasn’t the case. He tweeted this about his review unit last week: “The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not.”

YouTube reviewer Marques “MKBHD” Brownlee had a similar experience after peeling the layer off his Galaxy Fold review unit.

“PSA: There’s a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold’s display,” he tweeted. “It’s NOT a screen protector. Do NOT remove it.”

But the protective film isn’t the only source of Samsung’s early troubles. CNBC’s Todd Haselton experienced screen flickering on the left side of his review device. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn also had issues, with Bohn’s screen forming a bulge beneath the surface. YouTube reviewer Michael “Mr. Mobile” Fisher also found a bump beneath his Galaxy Fold screen.

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These reports of a faulty Galaxy Fold are a nightmare situation for Samsung, the first major brand to sell a foldable phone. The Fold — which has a 4.6-inch screen on the outside, a bendable 7.3-inch screen on the inside and a nearly $2,000 price tag — is a major risk for the tech giant.

Were the Galaxy Fold issues harmful?

While the reported problems make the affected Galaxy Fold unusable, they’re not dangerous, unlike the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which was found to overheat and sometimes catch fire.

Read: Sucking up to buyers might be Samsung’s best way out of this Galaxy Fold mess

What does this Fold incident mean for Google Android support?

Nothing. Google’s support for the category of foldable phones is unwavering, and the new Android 10 operating system supports foldable phones.

To Google, foldable phones “open up a complete new category which, though early, might just change the future of mobile computing,” said Google’s Senior Android Director, Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.

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The secret sauce hinges on App Continuity, the software that helps phones like the Galaxy Fold quickly move an active app from one screen and orientation to another, say from a small screen on the outside to a larger screen on the inside and back again, without missing a beat. Since developers don’t typically make their apps for foldable screens, standardized developer tools and best practices will help make these apps work better on foldable screens.

Google’s ongoing role here suggests that the Fold delay was a pothole, rather than a roadblock, on the path to foldable phone designs.

What was the problem with the film layer on the original Fold design?

What looked like a paper-thin sheet of plastic covering the foldable phone’s 7.3-inch display was in fact a protective layer that’s crucial to helping keep the phone damage-free. You can see the edges of that layer here, on my original review unit:

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Look closely and you can see a thin line hugging the screen just beyond the bezel. This is the protective layer that Samsung wants to remain firmly in place.


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Why does the Galaxy Fold’s screen need a protective layer?

The Galaxy Fold has a completely different screen setup than any other phone. There’s a 4.6-inch display on the outside that’s covered with Gorilla Glass — that’s the same as other Galaxy phones like the S10 and S10 Plus ($900 at Amazon). But inside, the screen is made of a plastic (polymer) material that Samsung calls its Infinity Flex Display.

Samsung created this with a new process and specific adhesives to withstand the screen’s bending and flexing without breaking. The screen protector layer is meant to remain in place to prevent damage to the display below — that’s the thing that actually makes your “screen” light up. Without the hardness of glass to cover the delicate display, the Fold is more vulnerable, something that’s become vividly apparent.

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Did Samsung say you’re not supposed to remove the film?

It isn’t clear if Samsung thoroughly briefed every reviewer who received a phone about the screen protector layer. There was no instruction in my box — no literature at all, in fact — but also no other indication, like a pull tab, that you should remove it.

I almost did anyway. As a reviewer, I like to experience the phone as “clean” as possible. That means everything I can peel off is going to come off. I emailed Samsung for more information about this layer. A spokesperson responded, “Galaxy Fold is manufactured with a special protective layer. It is not a screen protector — do not attempt to remove it.”

The company further elaborated its position:

“A few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display causing damage to the screen. The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers.”

Samsung added this statement as well: 

“The protective layer is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. The main display of the Galaxy Fold is made with a new, advanced polymer layer and adhesive that’s flexible and tough enough to endure repeated folding actions. Because the main display is made with polymer, the extra protective layer is in place to guard against impact. It’s built into the display which is why it should not be removed by force. Consumers who notice that the protective layer is not integrated on the display should contact Samsung customer care at 1-800-SAMSUNG as soon as possible to avoid any additional damage to the display.”

Desmond Smith, director of creative content and a tech evangelist at T-Mobile, tweeted that the carrier’s final production models will come with a warning on the wrap that goes over the Galaxy Fold’s screen:

But peeling off the Fold’s screen layer isn’t the only issue 

While removing the plastic film caused a problem for some, it isn’t entirely clear what the protective film does or how its removal relates to the screen’s behavior. Remember that two of the reviewers kept the protector on. Bohn and Fisher suspect that a piece of dust or debris may have become lodged under the screen to create the bulge he felt, and a slight distortion on the Fold’s surface.

Haselton, meanwhile, observed a persistent screen flicker over the left half of the screen. We know that two batteries, one on each side, work in concert to form a single power source. I’m not an electrical or chemical engineer, but I wonder if that could indicate a battery issue. Hopefully we’ll all find out one way or another.

At any rate, the Galaxy Fold’s risky design has created some inconsistencies that could damage its early production phones and its reputation.

Why are bendable screens made of plastic in the first place?

Right now, glass doesn’t bend so well. That’s something that Corning — the maker of Gorilla Glass, which covers most high-end phones — is working on. Don’t expect bendable glass to save second-gen foldable phones, though. It won’t be ready for some time.

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Xiaomi’s 108MP Mi Mix Alpha has a display that wraps around the back – TechCrunch


As Samsung and Huawei double down on their foldable smartphone lineups, and other handset vendors try to hide the notch, Chinese giant Xiaomi today chalked out a different path altogether. The company unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha, a smartphone with a front display that fully wraps around the back, save for a strip.

The Mi Mix Alpha’s body is made of a single piece of sapphire glass with ceramics and aerospace-grade titanium alloy. So what does the extra display gets you? Nothing much. The back display lights up and takes over the front screen’s duties when you flip the phone. Otherwise, it just sits there doing nothing.

Xiaomi says the Mix Alpha is a concept phone, so it is going to have a limited production run for the device. The smartphone will go on sale in China in December for 19,999 yuan (~$2,800).

The innards of the phone are no slouches either.

While the size of the display remains unknown, it boasts a 180.6% screen-to-body ratio, Xiaomi said at an event in China. The Mi Mix Alpha is powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855+, coupled with 12GB of RAM, and 512GB UFS 3.0 storage. And it supports 5G connectivity.

The handset is housing 4,050 mAh battery and supports 40W wired fast charging, the company said. The Mi Mix Alpha is running Android Pie-based MIUI 11 software.

Which brings us to the strip: The front side of the Mi Mix Alpha does not have any camera sensors. Instead the back side sports a three-camera system: 108MP primary sensor it developed in collaboration Samsung, 20MP wide-angle sensor, and 12MP telephoto sensor.

At the sidelines of today’s event, Xiaomi also launched the Mi 9 Pro, follow up to the Mi 9 handset that the company unveiled earlier this year. The Mi 9 Pro, priced at roughly $520, now features support for 5G connectivity, becoming one of the low-cost handsets to support the networking technology. It also supports 40W fast charging, the company said.



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Exactly what Determines Warmth Pump Price?

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Before one discusses the warmth pump price, he must have an concept on the unit exactly perform. It’s the machine which moves heat in one are to a different. Such devices possess the capacity in order to either awesome or heat a place. Most make use of the air, although some kinds make use of the ground for his or her heat supply ( υδραυλικος αθηνα ).

Note when one offers bought the heating gadget, then he must have an expert work it. Do-it-yourself installs for this kind of devices aren’t recommended whatsoever.

Heat pump motor prices differ between producers. Stick towards the brand 1 trusts. One doesn’t are interested a knock-off pump that does not provide the actual reliability as well as service from the quality manufacturers.

One will dsicover heating gadget costs which are fairly reduced for pre-owned models. Then once again, it is probably not a good idea to purchase a pre-owned pump as you just does not know whether it’s in good shape or not really. Additionally, there most might not be an item warranty left about the device. It’s recommended that certain buys the pump which includes a guarantee.

One much more aspect which affects warmth pump cost may be the actual capacity for the pump motor. A big pump might obviously possess a higher cost than the usual smaller 1. Know what you need regarding the system size. If 1 requires air conditioning or heating a sizable space, the he’d most probably require a larger device.

With respect to warmth pump costs, bear in your mind that there will be installation costs too. Some producers might range from the free associated with installation in the price of the heating system device although others might add this afterwards. Learn just as much info as you possibly can prior in order to making the particular buy. With regards to one’s investigation, treat it as you will with every other appliance. The actual cost function the pump is a good gauge associated with its real price.

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If the first is searching for any discount within heat pump motor cost, there could be a few circumstances wherein one could find the manufacturer or even dealers providing a periodic discount or even promotion. This may happen if your shop has too much older versions & they wish to quickly sell these phones make space for more recent models arriving. If 1 happens to understand a excellent furnace specialist or service provider the speak with them when it comes to any likely deals their own company may be having upon pump products, or perhaps they might make a great suggestion on the deal 1 hasn’t heard about yet.

Several federal as well as state organizations that provide info upon pumps which allow a typical buyer in order to computer his financial savings like the actual well-known Power Star program. This enables a customer to effectively compare warmth pump price.

Renting a car in Santorini is a worthwhile investment regardless whether you stay

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All of you who have tried a rent a car drive in Santorini will be with me, when I say renting a car in Santorini is a worthwhile investment regardless whether your stay is long or short. Car rental in Santorini is one of the most commonly used modes of transportation by customers after public transport. This is because owning a private car can be extremely expensive with the regulations imposed to reduce the vehicles and also due to the busy lifestyles every citizen in Santorini experiences.

With this in mind the competition among car rental companies are quite high and their package price lists are kept on very competitive levels. There by us being the customers are well off and it is wise to state that renting a car in Singapore is a worthwhile investment regardless whether your stay is long or short.

Therefore let me keep it very straightforward, why renting a car in Singapore is a worthwhile investment regardless whether your stay is long or short? Here are five simple points for you to start thinking:

1. Requirements to hire a car

Renting a car in Santorini is not a major challenge if you have got your passport, driving license and adequate cash in hand, that’s all you need.

2. Vehicle types on offer

Companies who are into car rentals gives you options of going either for a Toyota, Honda, Lancer, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet or even a Nissan to match with your requirements and nature of the ride.

3. Competitive charges

Since it’s very competitive the chances of fluctuations of the price is quite high. And therefore is it advisable to keep a track of the rates of several car rental companies, this way you could save your cash and also could make use of special rates and special packages.

Thereby due to the intensive competition car rental companies offers promotion schemes for weekdays and weekends, whereby you could enjoy such facilities at the cheapest expenditure. Therefore regardless whether you are local citizens or tourists you have the right to enjoy and hire the car of your needs to fit your budget and style.

4. Extended facilities

Car rental companies in Santorini are very customer oriented and therefore is even ready to tailor rental services in such a way that would match your travel requirements. For example: drivers, GPS, insurance packages and child seats and few of the extended facilities car rental companies provide.

5. Safety concerns

Car rental companies in Santorini not only provide monetary advantages of using their services, but also education about driving in Singapore is nurtured, which would be very useful to you if you’re tourists. Left hand side of the road prohibited, the usage of mobile phones when driving and it is also illegal to turn left to the nearest lane on red lights are a few main regulations that you would need to strictly adhere to.

Therefore all you need is to make a simple booking into one of those many car rental companies to experience the true meaning of renting a car in Singapore is a worthwhile investment regardless whether your stay is long or short.

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Luxury Haven Retiring From Blogging + Hello Kitty Giveaway!


This may come as a surprise to you, but I have decided to leave the blogging scene after some serious consideration. As much as I love blogging, I guess 10 awesome years is good enough for me.

My blogging journey has been a wonderful one. Letting go isn’t easy, especially when I have been writing for a good decade. That being said, I will still continue my presence in Facebook where I interact most, and perhaps spend some time on Instagram too.

You guys have been most supportive, giving me the motivation to write and share my thoughts all these years, and I am so thankful for all your heart-warming comments here and in Facebook. I can’t thank you enough for your tremendous support and positive feedback, especially those who have been with me since the start of Luxury Haven since 2009.

To show my appreciation, I’m ending Luxury Haven with a Hello Kitty Giveaway Open to All Worldwide, and there will be 10 Prizes + 1 Bonus Prize for 1 lucky Singapore resident. Some of the Hello Kitty prizes are from my own collection which I will be happily parting them with you, so please come and join the party!

Mmmm…… what will I be doing next? Well, I guess I will probably be picking up a new hobby, besides taking care of my new master – Koba.

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In case you haven’t heard, we have a new member in our family now although hubby and I are still not quite ready since the demise of our Princess Candy.

Please say “Hi!” to Koba (小林), short for Kobayashi. The three of us came up with a list of Japanese names for dogs, and decided on Koba after a unanimous vote. Koba is our third dog, and he is a Japanese Shiba Inu ( 柴犬 ) and is just 2 months old. He is not house trained yet, so I will be kept busy for a while.

Well, after this public announcement on my retirement, I will follow up with the news to all the wonderful PRs and generous sponsors whom I have worked with for so many years.

Luxury Haven Lifestyle Blog will still be around till the domain expires, after which I will probably be switching to private blog since I have more than 300 of my own recipes here. I will still be sharing my cooking adventures, as well as my thoughts on dining experiences, products and services, and giveaways in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. So please do FOLLOW ME at the various social media platforms, and leave me a note there if we are not already connected:

Or, you can also add me as a friend in Facebook Shirley Tay. Thank you again for being such an amazing follower! Love you, guys! xoxo

For the Hello Kitty Giveaway, I will be using Rafflecopter to pick the winners so please Make sure you Complete All Steps to qualify for the draw! You can view all the Hello Kitty prizes by clicking on the arrow below the image.

Giveaway is Open to All Worldwide! Here’s How To Win:

  • Submit your entry via the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Giveaway will run from 10 –  28 July, 2019.
  • Bonus Prize is only for Singapore Residents since the Transit Link Card can only be used locally.
  • Prizes are delivered via normal airmail. Luxury Haven will not be responsible in the event your prize is lost in transition.
  • No notification will be sent to winners, so please look out for the winning announcement here or in Facebook etc.
  • Winners will have 48 hrs to acknowledge his/her winning in the comment box, or another winner will be selected.
  • No further emails will be entertained once the winner has exceeded the 48 hrs as spelt out in the rules. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the announcement of the giveaway result.

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Opens My Melody, Little Twin Stars Rooms!


The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious hotel companies operating hotels located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and other locations, is proud to announce the strengthening of its collaborative relationship with Sanrio Co., Ltd. ( Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shintaro Tsuji ) to expand facilities and services featuring “Hello Kitty” and other Sanrio characters at their Keio Plaza Hotel Tama.

Their Tama Hotel will renovate a total of four additional rooms, including two rooms each in the themes of “My Melody” and “Little Twin Stars” ( Kiki and Lala ) who have been adored by fans around the world since their creation in 1975, to be opened on Saturday June 15, 2019, and thereby become the world’s first hotel to operate rooms in these themes on a regular basis. The Keio Plaza Hotel Tama first opened four theme rooms in November 2014 based on “Hello Kitty”, and the new rooms will raise the total number of Hello Kitty theme rooms to eight.

The Little Twin Stars room is created with various images of Kiki and Lala playing at the amusement park on clouds. Also, younger brother Kiki, who is highly curious and a bit hasty, and older sister Lala, who is easily scared and a little bit of a crybaby, are depicted riding a unicorn on their way to an amusement park in another scene. In addition, pillows decorated with clusters of stars are placed on the bed with shades of pink, accentuating the sense of fantasy from the world of “Little Twin Stars” and making guests feel as if they are participants in the scenes depicted.

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The My Melody room is created in the image of the innocent, cheerful and loving nature of the character playing hide and seek in a forest. A heartwarming wall relief depicting My Melody wearing a red hood made by her grandmother and playing on a swing made by her father is set against a backdrop of the room interior created to represent a green forest. This room will make guests feel as if they are part of a scene of My Melody playing with her friends in a forest.

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Sanrio Character Themed Room Rates

The Hello Kitty rooms have enjoyed strong popularity since their opening in 2014 as reflected by the average occupancy rates of over 70% and supported by strong demand from female and family guests seeking the allure of attractive Hello Kitty cakes and desserts, drinks, and other foods and services in addition to the rooms. Also, the Keio Line Tama Center train station, which is a one minute walk from the Keio Plaza Hotel Tama, was renovated in 2016 to include Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters and designs, and two airport shuttle buses stopping near their Tama hotel are also decorated with Sanrio characters. Moreover, trains decorated with Sanrio characters began operations from November 1, 2018. Consequently, their Hotel will work with the local community and leverage the opening of additional “Hello Kitty themed rooms to promote even wider usage by Sanrio character fans from all around the world.

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Nam Nghi Phu Quoc, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Officially Opens


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1-Bedroom Sunset Ocean Front Villa, or 1-Bedroom Sunrise Ocean Front Villa

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Nam Nghi Phu Quoc recently as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, marking the first branded property in Southeast Asia under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The 114-room resort is nestled within a secluded oasis surrounded by pristine beaches and the rich environment of Phu Quoc island in Vietnam.

“We are pleased to introduce The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to Southeast Asia with Nam Nghi Phu Quoc, a destination resort amidst awe-inspiring, natural surroundings,” said David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “As Hyatt grows its resort presence in Vietnam, we are delighted to offer locals and travelers more options in remarkable locations such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang and Hoi An in the future.”

The resort is located in Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc, covered with white sandy beaches across 93 miles of coastline. Half of the island is within the confines of the national park and UNESCO World Heritage-designated Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest biosphere reserves in Southeast Asia. The reserve covers an extensive area of tropical rainforests, coral reefs and wetlands and is home to hundreds of species of plants and wild animals.

“We are delighted to bring The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s fast-emerging resort destination,” said Julian Moore, General Manager, Nam Nghi Phu Quoc. “We look forward to welcoming guests onto this pristine island surrounded by breathtaking nature and providing them with an extraordinary stay.”

Guestrooms
Grounded in sustainable architecture and refined Vietnamese craftsmanship, the 51 villas and 63 guest rooms reflect the natural beauty of Phu Quoc. The luxurious villas and guest rooms feature subtle earth tones and ocean views, transporting guests to a modern island oasis.

Dining and Drinking
Nam Nghi Phu Quoc features four dining venues suited for different occasions. The all-day restaurant, Ocean Reflection, offers international and pan-Asian dishes alongside tranquil ocean views. Perched beneath a towering banyan tree, Tree House provides guests with an intimate ambiance as they savor contemporary Vietnamese and Thai flavors. The exclusive Rock Island Club, located on its own island just a short boat ride from the resort, is ideal for soaking in the sun by day and enjoying vibrant music and handcrafted cocktails by night.

Wellness
An Mai Spa offers rejuvenating treatments focused on holistic physical and emotional wellbeing. These treatments include massages and facials using local ingredients such as Vietnamese coffee, coconut and seaweed.

The outdoor pool with ocean views is suited for swimming laps as well as lounging in the sun. Additionally, the resort features an indoor fitness center and recreational activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and cycling. Pontoon boat tours are also available for guests who wish to go fishing or explore the colorful marine life. The resort’s Kids Club also offers children educational and locally inspired activities.

Meetings & Events
With the picturesque ocean as its backdrop, Nam Nghi Phu Quoc offers several options for couples to host their wedding day. The private beach and pool areas are ideal for hosting intimate wedding ceremonies whereas Ocean Reflection restaurant is an elegant venue suited for larger celebrations. The private Hong Bang island, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, offers a charming venue for couples to get married; the Rock Island Club serves as a memorable setting to host a private ceremony.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters and boutique properties to resorts. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, the properties in the collection create novel, story-worthy experiences for guests.

Current hotel properties include Hotel SOFIA Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain; Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix; The Confidante in Miami Beach, Fla.; Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., The Eliza Jane in New Orleans; The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia; Holston House in Nashville, Tenn.; The Driskill in Austin, Texas; Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, British Columbia; Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, France; Hôtel du Louvre in Paris (under renovation); Jinmao Hotel Lijiang in Lijiang, China; Nish Palas in Istanbul, and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay.





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How to install Android Q beta 4 right now


Right on time, Google has released the fourth out of six total Android Q betas. The update is available now to those already enrolled in the program, but for those who have been waiting to make the jump — now’s as good a time as any. 

As it did with Android Pie, Google has expanded the Android Q beta program beyond its own Pixel phone lineup. The beta program officially opened up to include 21 phones in May after the opening keynote during Google I/O. During the keynote, Google also announced a new smart display called the Google Nest Hub Max and improvements to Google Assistant, and revealed more details about Android Q.

Before we go any further — we don’t recommend installing Android Q on your primary phone. Because it’s still at the beta stage, there will be bugs that break things and all but ruin battery life. Even this point in the beta process, there are still issues being worked out. If you don’t have an old phone that’s compatible with the beta program, it’s a good idea to wait until later in the testing cycle before jumping in. Google warns users during the signup process, “Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly.”

Beta testing is fun, sure. But if you need your phone to work 100 percent of the time, hold off.


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With that said, if you’re interested in providing feedback and helping Google track down bugs, below you’ll find a list of supported devices as well as instructions for installing Android Q right now. 

What devices are eligible?

This year Google has partnered with 12 different device makers to bring the total number of eligible phones to help test Android Q to 21. Here they are:

As with previous years, Samsung phones aren’t included in the beta program. We’ve reached out to Samsung to learn why, and inquire about possible participation before the beta ends.

How do I install it?

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The process varies based on the brand of your phone. Pixel users can visit the Google Beta website and opt in to the program. The official Android Q Beta website lists every supported device and provides a link to instructions from the device maker for enrolling in the beta program. 

Can I leave the beta?

Yes, but be prepared to factory-reset your phone and lose anything on it that’s not backed up elsewhere. Once again, you’ll need to visit the Android Q Beta list of devices for instructions specific to your phone.

Originally published March 13.
Update, June 5: Updated with beta 4 availability.  



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