Tuesday, 6 October 2009

WESTFIELD STOP N SWAP


View all Westfield Shopping Centre events at Eventful

The Thrifty fashion event of the year…Stop & Swap! Westfield shopping centre London, Thursday 8th Oct at 18:30

The Closet are hosting a fabulous ‘Stop & Swap’ FLASHMOB!! Get yourselves to Westfield London on Thursday 8th at 6.30pm. Everyone has two minutes to swap as many of their clothes as fast as they can, at the very least you will end up with a new outfit, and at the most you could win an AMAZING amount of brilliant prizes.

http://www.bebo.com/theclosetstopandswap?TUUID=6e7fb2c8-19eb-42de-b783-9e9227950782

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sunday, 30 August 2009

thigh high boots review

  • Schuh Karmel Lace Over Knee
also available in light grey, apparently suede,
perfect height but then again when it comes to London autumns, suede sucks. £89.99





Faith Maseave, (above) £95 - £76 for 20% off til tomorrow, again suede will wreak havoc with london puddles. Apparently sude, not too sure about the wooden cork heels (8.5 cms)


Bullboxer Over The Knee Boot (right)

from Barrats, my favourite so far, the non-existant heels, the simplicty (some may read dullness)
apparently leather: £75 would be a snip






Regan from Dune £175. leather, the tassles, the buckles, gorgeous, absolutely spanking gorgeous. dont know if i have the attitude to wear them though: will the shoe fairy pretty pretty please drop me a pair while i sleep? pretty please?




Barrats leather "over the knee" below,

speaks pretty much for its damn self, again good sensible looking footwear for £85

Friday, 28 August 2009

DOC MARTENS DISCOUNT!!

From the goodness of their stylish hearts, The Closet peeps want to take you closer to Rocker Chicknirvana!!!

The Closet and Dr Martens are giving away a pair of boots to one their lucky Closet fans. All you need to do, is tell us your essential fashion tip and whichever one knocks us off our socks will win an exclusive pair of Dr Martens all to themselves….Rock on!!!

But fear not…

For those of you not lucky enough to win the boots, the generous peeps at Dr Martens are offering a 10% discount to all our fans! All you have to do is print the discount voucher from the photo section and take it to the DM popup shop in Spitalfields Market OR use the promo code online!

CHECK IT OUT N BECOME A FAN RIGHT HERE

Here's one for the girls


Finally here's something right down my alley

Bebo.com has launched its latest in house production..The Closet

Its very first about fashion trends, bargains, celebs,

so basically all of what I live for in my day to day life.

If your closet could talk..do you ever wonder what it might say? Well wonder no more. The Closet has the inside scoop that every fashionista needs to know. Where to shop, what's hot and what's not. And guess what - we're sharing it with you! So if you get your kicks from shopping, want to win brilliant prizes and find out what the celebs are up to check out www.bebo.com/thecloset

Do yourself a favor and become a fan

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Little Boot's Secret London Gig August 19th


LITTLE BOOTS IN EXCLUSIVE INTIMATE GIG IN LONDON! FREE TKTS TO BE WON ON BEBO.COM
Samsung Bebo Nights are thrilled to announce that Little Boots is our next featured artist! We offer you the amazing opportunity to see another world class act in the intimate surroundings of the London Gibson Guitar Studio!

We're offering 30 pairs of tickets to a guest-list only show on Wednesday 19th August, and we want you to be one of the lucky few to say you were there! You have to be over 16 and able to cover all your own expenses and travel. If you get invited, you'll be rubbing shoulders with record labels, music journalists, bebo staffers and band entourage, and experiencing an amazing show, up close, with one of the UK's brightest musical stars!

All YOU have to do is go to
the Samsung Bebo Nights profile
[http://www.bebo.com/samsungbebonights?TUUID=8b7f908b-e635-4417-9614-e1674253] and follow the instructions.
It’s that easy!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Anyone in/around London? WIN TKTS TO TEMPERTRAP!! WIN TICKETS TO SEE 'THE TEMPER TRAP' IN AN UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL GIG!


ONLY 30 TICKETS TO BE WON IN AN INTIMATE GIG starring THE TEMPER TRAPS in London
this Monday 6th July!
for a chance to watch the Antipodean up-and -coming rock band: known for their hits 'Sweet Disposition' and 'Science of Fear'
winners will have to be 16 + :-)
register, apply and tell us why right here! http://www.bebo.com/bebonights

Thursday, 25 June 2009

When Love Takes Over

Here's the tune of the moment -

When Love Takes Over - David Guetta feat Kelly Rowland

and for all fans of house/electro house music
here's something you won't want to miss out on:

an exclusive live interview with the man David Guetta and Diva Kelly Rowland on how the number one single came to be!

watch it right here on the Beat!

catch it now before the next episode airing tomrrow!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

BEAT!

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a new music show on bebo.com that is airing its first episode on 19th July: BEAT!

BEAT is a music show and with banter from bands, music news and exclusive live performances, presented by Ben Chancellor.
www.bebo.com/beat?TUUID=2e05debc-b69d-4798-b4b6-0ad20f852f79

Every week- we are looking for a new co-presenter to review new music alongside Ben Chancellor- so show us what you've got and upload your videos here

www.bebo.com/beat?TUUID=2e05debc-b69d-4798-b4b6-0ad20f852f79

The very first episode will be featuring an interiew with Paloma, Pendulum, and much, much more!


BECOME A FAN NOW! TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR THE LATEST, GRREATEST NEW MUSIC!!!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Psst- Selfridges preview sale starts tomorrow!



For ALL you lucky ladies who own Selfridges card- you'll have recieved a little black namecard-invite in the mail- Ive looked at all the exclusions and terms- No accessories/shoes unfortunately but at Oxford Selfridges- virtually all the lables are in! Dries Van noten, Allexander Mcqueen, Chloe, Balenciaga- you name it!

come find me in the little sushi place in the Food Halls!!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009

Voucher Codes roundup

OK people, so Ive been REALLY  lazy of late

I do apologise, this whole reading Arcane Thai Law really is putting me on the spot: mentally, physically and emotionally

But here are some deals for the weekend"

1. MissSelfridges:
enter the code MAY2009 for free standard delivery

2. KAREN MILLEN
That'd be 20% off with the code cosmo9

3.  5GBPs off all orders over 19.49!
with the code "online" at Schuh store! 

Hungry?

4. 10 GBP off all orders over 25 GBP with this code at PIZZA HUT!



5. 5 GBP off all orders over 20 from Domino's

So there are are for now, will promise to give you moew later during next  week!


YAWN! Friday!

¡suoıʇɔunɟ sʇı ɟo ʇɹɐd ɹǝʇʇɐl ǝɥʇ uı sʞɹoʍ uıɐɹq ɹnoʎ llǝʍ ʍoɥ ǝǝs oʇ sı sıɥʇ ˙ʎɹoɯǝɯ puɐ sısʎlɐuɐ oʇ pǝʇɐɔıpǝp os ǝɹoɯ ɹǝɥʇo ǝɥʇ (ƃuıʞlɐʍ 'ʇuǝɯǝʌoɯ) sllıʞs ɹoʇoɯ oʇ pǝʇoʌǝp ǝuo ˙uıɐɹq uɐɯnɥ ǝɥʇ ɟo sʇuǝɯƃǝs oʍʇ ǝɹɐ ǝɹǝɥʇ ʎɐs ʎǝɥʇ

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER!

So I've been AWOL lately

(I've started taking up the hardcore reading for the first theoretical/literature review for the dissertation, which means I'd benefit plenty from hallucinogenic drugs to stimulate my imagination and bring me some inspiration)- more about that later:

This is more important at this very moment in time

I picked up a long distance call from my mum earlier, and after mundane palaver about keeping warm and swine-flu-free, i demanded to talk to my brother. (This doesn't usually happen. Not unless I need something done technically for my computer) Naturally, mum asks WHY I'd want to engage in conversation with my sibling..

Me:
"to wish him happy birthday?!?"
Mum:
"oh my..good-ness...Ive completely forgotten!!!"


Thailand is GMT+7 My poor bay brother has been home all day, up at six am and only at 19:00 hours did his mother realize she'd missed his birthday. Poor, poor baby

So here's my gift to him, we had this one game on a nintendo console years and years ago that we'ver NEVER managed to complete. It was called Maniac Mansion.

Well Pun, I've managed to find a walkthrough for it:

enjoy!!


M A N I A C M A N S I O N: T H E U N O F F I C I A L G U I D E
Your first screen is the select character screen. The players I normally use, unless I'm feeling adventurous, are Dave (of course), Michael, and Syd. Read on to understand why I chose these people. One reason, however, is that I love Dave's CD player music ?. Okay, the first game screen is that of which the three players are standing in the driveway of the mansion. Wouldn't it make sense to be able to open the front door to get inside? Go up to the doormat and Pull it. It should be pushed aside, revealing a scret key to the front door. Now just use that key in the right door, and walk on in! The next order of business is to scare away Nurse Edna and get some food for the Green Tentacle (explained later). Go in the first door you see on your left when you walk in the door. It's a very good idea to take that flashlight sitting on the counter because you'll need it later, despite the fact that it has no batteries. Keep on going down the counter, but stop when you see the sink, or else be prepared to get the heck out of there quickly. As soon as Nurse Edna sees you, turn and run towards the door as fast as you can. Once outside in the hall, run out the front door. Now wait about one minute, if that, and head on back to the kitchen. Open the door and get all of the foods that you see in there, but leave some cheese for Weird Ed ?. It is crucial that you get the Pepsi. The next task is to go upstairs and get past the Green Tentacle. The Green Tentacle is an alien living in the mansion who hates the Purple Tentacle. He won't let you pass until you feed him something and give him something to drink. Now you must go up the flight of stairs and enter the door to your left, you should be in an art room. Get the bottle of Paint Remover and the Bowl of Wax Fruit. Now exit the room and go through the Maximum Security Door. Keep going down the hall and go up the stairs at the end of the hall. When you are at the top, you will encounter the Green Tentacle! Give him the Wax Fruit and the Can of Pepsi you should have gotten previously and he will let you pass. That was just to clear the way for future purposes. A good idea would be to now get the Rusty Key that opens the dungeon door. This is located in the chandelier in the living room. The way to get this is simple; you make a tape recording of a sound so high that it shatters the glass, the windows, and the chandelier, causing it to drop to the floor and shatter. First, you need the Cassette Tape, which is located in the loose panel at the end of the library. Once this is in yoru possession, head up to the music room, which is located across from the art room where you previsouly got the wax fruit and paint remover. You also need the record with the recording of the high- pitched sound, which is in the Green Tentacles' bedroom. This is located from Dr. Fred's bedroom, which is the first door on the upper hallway. Get it, and while you're at it, get the Yellow Key, which is hanging on the wall. Now head to the music room. Put the record in the record player and the cassette in the cassette recorder (get where this is going?). First, turn on the cassette recorder and then turn on the record player. Wait until the ceramic vase on the piano shatters and then turn both of them off, recorder then record player. Now that you have the cassette with the recording of the high-pitched sound on a cassette, go over to the living room with the chandelier in it. Open the cabinet and there should be an exposed tape player. Put the cassette tape with the high-pitched sound on it in the player and turn it on. The windows should shatter and then the chandelier should drop to the ground, revealing the Rusty Key. Get it, and you have gotten the way out of the dungeon now. If this doesn't work, you have probably gotten the wrong record and made a different recording. Now you must make friends with Weird Ed. Weird Ed's room is the third door from the left up on the highest level of the house. Making friends with Ed will not only guarantee you the fact that he will not throw you in the dungeon whenever he sees you, but he will help you later in the gamea. You must get Ed's package that comes outside and give it to him, and then get the roll of film and develop the plans for him. This is another reason why you brought Michael, because he is the only person who can develop film. Ed will in return help you in the game. First, you must position one of the people outside by the mailbox to ensure that you get the package before Ed does. I normally put Syd there because I hardly ever use him for anything. Now you have to just wait. The doorbell should ring pretty soon, so then quickly switch to Syd's screen. Have Syd pick up the package, and then wait about two minutes for Ed to return to his room, and then have Dave go downstairs to get the package from Syd. I always like to have Dave have everything in his inventory because he is the main person I play the game with. Now, with Dave, go on up to the top floor and go into Ed's room. His room is the third door from the left. Quickly give the package to him before he captures you and throws you in the dungeon. He will thank you, and tell you that you have to get his film plans for him. This is a roll of film that is located on one of the front steps outside the house. This time, have Michael go down and get it. Then have him go up to the last door on the top floor, this is Dead Cousin Ted's room. Use the Hunk-O-Matic machine twice to acquire some muscles. Also, go into the door in Ted's room on the right of the screen, this is the bathroom. Go over to the sink and pick up the sponge, you will need it very soon. Before you leave the top floor, go over to the first door from the left, this is Dr. Fred's room (but Dr. Fred's never in his room, so there is no danger involved). Climb the ladder on the left wall and get the yellow keyy from the wall and the dime. Now have Michael go down to the front outside of the house and push the bushes away from the house. You have to break the bottle of developer and have it drip through the grating, so go into the pantry. This is located through the kitchen and dining room, a small room with a locked door on one side. Try to get some of the bottles on top of the shelves and one of them will break; this is the bottle of developer. If you try to get it from the floor, you can't, it went through the grating into the area below the house. This is what the grating outside is for. Now you have to have Michael go to the grating outside, on the left of the porch steps. He should have used the Hunk-O-Matic and gotten some muscles, so open the grate. Now climb through into the area below the house. Walk over until you find a puddle of a liquid on the floor, this is the developer you need. Have Michael use the sponge on the developer and soak the developer into the sponge. The thing to do now is to go up to the floor where the reen Tentacle was and develop the film. Go up to that level and enter the door in the back; this is the darkroom. Go over to the table and search around for a red light, now turn it on. You need to use the sponge on the developing tray and then use the film on the developing tray to develop the pictures. Since I haven't quite figured out how to do this yet, you may need to experiment with different ways to do this. In any case, once it's all developed, go up to Ed's room ad give the plans to him. He will thank you and tell you that it is time to save his father from the evil Meteor. But now you must get the key to go out to the pool. With Michael, go to the main hallway, that you are in when you first enter the house. Go over to the gargoyle on the right, on the knoolpost of the stairs. Push the irgh gargoyle, and the door with no handle should open. Now switch to Dave and go into the door, you should be in the basement. Once inside, search around for a light switch and turn in on. Go over to the very end of the room and you should see a silver key hanging on the wall near the circuit breakers. Get this and then get out of the room. Now go over to the pantry again, where you dropped the bottle of developer. This time get the glass jar from the shelves. Now go out into the pool area and fill the jar up with the radioactive water from the pool. With that done, you now need to play the video games! But there is no power to the room with the systems. You now need to restore the power to the video game room. Use Michael, since you will need someone who has used the Hunk-O-Matic machine. Go into the pantry, where you got the bottle of developer fluid. Now use the silver key to open the screen door. You should be out in the pool now. Open the gate and go into the driveway, and now open the garage door with your hulking muscles. Open the trunk using the yellow key you picked up earlier and get the box of tools. Leave the trunk open, trust me that you will need it open later in the game. Now leave the garage and go down to the bottom area of the house, where the developer fluid leaked through earlier. Before you do anything else, have Dave go outside to the lip of the pool. Now have Michael turn the valve on to let the water out of the pool. WARNING: If you leave the valve on for too long, the cooling rods will overheat, causing the house to blow up! Have Dave climb down into the pool. And whatever you do, DO NOT PUSH THE RED BUTTON, or at least save your game before you do so. Anyway, have Dave get the radio and glowing key from the bottom of the pool and then leave. Now switch back to Michael and have him turn the valve off before the rods overheat and melt down. Now that you have the radio in your possession, have Michael give everything he has to Dave, EVERYTHING. Get Dave to open the radio, get the batteries, and put them in the flashlight. This will be used later, and the batteries in the flashlight already are very weak. Now go up to the very top floor, and go down to the very right. There should be a single door, enter it and you're in the den. On the right wall there is a splotch of paint, use the paint remover on it to reveal a door. Enter it, and you will be in one of the two attics. Turn on the light directly above your head, and you will see some wiring in front of you that is broken. That wiring is what feeds the video games, and since it is broken, you cannot play the games. Makes sense, huh? Dave should have the tools in his inventory, if not have Michael give them to him. Now have Michael go down to the right gargoyle again, that opens the door. Push it and switch to Syd. Have Syd go into the basement and over to the circuit breakers. The next part must be done EXREMELY quickly, otherwise the house will blow up. Have Syd turn off the circuit breakers. Now quickly switch to Dave and have him turn on the flashlight with fresh batteries in it, use the tools on the broken wiring, and turn the flashlight off. Quickly switch to Syd again and have him turn the breakers back on again. If you're too slow, the Edisons will capture Syd and turn the power back on. If this happens, use the rusty key on the door near the circuit breakers in the basement and get Syd out. Okay, now that you have restored the power, you need a quarter to play the video games. This is located in a safe above Edna's room in an envelope. What you need to do is to find the combination to the safe. This is accomplished with a high-power telescope. The way to get there is through the hole in the ceiling above the plant in the den. You need to pour the radioactive water on it you got in the glass jar from the pool and then give it some Pepsi. But first, you need two dimes to operate the telescope. These are located in Ed's piggy bank. What I do to get the dimes is to wait, while Ed is your friend, in his room. When he turns to face the wall and look at his map, go to the piggy bak and open it. Now pick up the dimes from it. It's a good idea to also pick up the hamster and get the card key behind that, too. Now that you have the dimes, go over to the den and climb the plant into the planetarium. Turn on the light and go over to the control panel. Put the two dimes in the coin slot and press the Right button twice. The image of a four-digit number should appear, write that number down because that is the combination to the safe. Now go over to Nurse Edna's room. If you want to play honestly, have Michael or Syd go there and get caught by Edna. While she's busy taking care of one of them, have Dave go into her room, get the small key off the nightstand, and climb tha ladder. If you don't want anyone getting caught, go into her room and then IMMEDIATELY switch to another kid. Wait for about twenty (20) seconds and switch back to Dave in Edna's room. Edna will be frozen and you can move freely about her room. Now go up the ladder into the second attic and open the painting. It should reveal a safe. Now's the time to put that combination into use. Enter it nto the keypad and the safe should open. Pick up the envelope from inside it and get out of there. I always use the Freeze Edna trick for getting out. Now, time to play video games!!!!!! Go into the arcade room, which is located on the second floor hallway next to the flight of stairs that lead up to the Green Tentacle's floor. Turn on the Meteor Mess game and start playing. The high score value is the combination to the Inner Lab Door later on, so copy it down somewhere and keep it. Now that you have everything needed, it's time to go after the evil Meteor! Go down into the dungeon using the rusty key, and go all the way over to the left side of the dungeon to the door with the three padlocks. Use the glowing key on all three locks and then enter the combination you got from the Meteor Mess game on the inner door. Note that every new game you start, all of the combinations in it change. When you enter, you will be greeted by a very unfriendly Purple Tentacle, who is your enemy, but good ol' Weird Ed will come to your rescue and chase him away, provided that you have made friends with him, which you should have. Now enter the door on the right. Open thc locker and put on the radiation suit, if you don't the meteor will kill you with his evil radiation. Now use the card key on the door with the slot next to it, this is the door to the Meteor's room! Once inside it, pull the switch. Pick up the evil Meteor and open the door to the right. Stuff the evil Meteor in the Weird Edsel's (the car's) trunk, start the car with the yellow key, and congratulations, you've just beaten Maniac Manision, one of the first RPGs!!!!!!!!
Your first screen is the select character screen. The players I
normally use, unless I'm feeling adventurous, are Dave (of course),
Michael, and Syd. Read on to understand why I chose these people. One
reason, however, is that I love Dave's CD player music ?.

Okay, the first game screen is that of which the three players are
standing in the driveway of the mansion. Wouldn't it make sense to be
able to open the front door to get inside? Go up to the doormat and
Pull it. It should be pushed aside, revealing a scret key to the front
door. Now just use that key in the right door, and walk on in!

The next order of business is to scare away Nurse Edna and get some
food for the Green Tentacle (explained later). Go in the first door you
see on your left when you walk in the door. It's a very good idea to
take that flashlight sitting on the counter because you'll need it
later, despite the fact that it has no batteries. Keep on going down
the counter, but stop when you see the sink, or else be prepared to get
the heck out of there quickly. As soon as Nurse Edna sees you, turn and
run towards the door as fast as you can. Once outside in the hall, run
out the front door. Now wait about one minute, if that, and head on
back to the kitchen. Open the door and get all of the foods that you
see in there, but leave some cheese for Weird Ed ?. It is crucial that
you get the Pepsi.

The next task is to go upstairs and get past the Green Tentacle. The
Green Tentacle is an alien living in the mansion who hates the Purple
Tentacle. He won't let you pass until you feed him something and give
him something to drink. Now you must go up the flight of stairs and
enter the door to your left, you should be in an art room. Get the
bottle of Paint Remover and the Bowl of Wax Fruit. Now exit the room
and go through the Maximum Security Door. Keep going down the hall and
go up the stairs at the end of the hall. When you are at the top, you
will encounter the Green Tentacle! Give him the Wax Fruit and the Can
of Pepsi you should have gotten previously and he will let you pass.
That was just to clear the way for future purposes.

A good idea would be to now get the Rusty Key that opens the dungeon
door. This is located in the chandelier in the living room. The way to
get this is simple; you make a tape recording of a sound so high that
it shatters the glass, the windows, and the chandelier, causing it to
drop to the floor and shatter. First, you need the Cassette Tape, which
is located in the loose panel at the end of the library. Once this is
in yoru possession, head up to the music room, which is located across
from the art room where you previsouly got the wax fruit and paint
remover. You also need the record with the recording of the high-
pitched sound, which is in the Green Tentacles' bedroom. This is
located from Dr. Fred's bedroom, which is the first door on the upper
hallway. Get it, and while you're at it, get the Yellow Key, which is
hanging on the wall. Now head to the music room. Put the record in the
record player and the cassette in the cassette recorder (get where this
is going?). First, turn on the cassette recorder and then turn on the
record player. Wait until the ceramic vase on the piano shatters and
then turn both of them off, recorder then record player. Now that you
have the cassette with the recording of the high-pitched sound on a
cassette, go over to the living room with the chandelier in it. Open
the cabinet and there should be an exposed tape player. Put the
cassette tape with the high-pitched sound on it in the player and turn
it on. The windows should shatter and then the chandelier should drop
to the ground, revealing the Rusty Key. Get it, and you have gotten the
way out of the dungeon now. If this doesn't work, you have probably
gotten the wrong record and made a different recording.

Now you must make friends with Weird Ed. Weird Ed's room is the third
door from the left up on the highest level of the house. Making friends
with Ed will not only guarantee you the fact that he will not throw you
in the dungeon whenever he sees you, but he will help you later in the
gamea. You must get Ed's package that comes outside and give it to him,
and then get the roll of film and develop the plans for him. This is
another reason why you brought Michael, because he is the only person
who can develop film. Ed will in return help you in the game.

First, you must position one of the people outside by the mailbox to
ensure that you get the package before Ed does. I normally put Syd
there because I hardly ever use him for anything. Now you have to just
wait. The doorbell should ring pretty soon, so then quickly switch to
Syd's screen. Have Syd pick up the package, and then wait about two
minutes for Ed to return to his room, and then have Dave go downstairs
to get the package from Syd. I always like to have Dave have everything
in his inventory because he is the main person I play the game with.

Now, with Dave, go on up to the top floor and go into Ed's room. His
room is the third door from the left. Quickly give the package to him
before he captures you and throws you in the dungeon. He will thank
you, and tell you that you have to get his film plans for him. This is
a roll of film that is located on one of the front steps outside the
house. This time, have Michael go down and get it. Then have him go up
to the last door on the top floor, this is Dead Cousin Ted's room. Use
the Hunk-O-Matic machine twice to acquire some muscles. Also, go into
the door in Ted's room on the right of the screen, this is the
bathroom. Go over to the sink and pick up the sponge, you will need it
very soon. Before you leave the top floor, go over to the first door
from the left, this is Dr. Fred's room (but Dr. Fred's never in his
room, so there is no danger involved). Climb the ladder on the left
wall and get the yellow keyy from the wall and the dime. Now have
Michael go down to the front outside of the house and push the bushes
away from the house. You have to break the bottle of developer and have
it drip through the grating, so go into the pantry. This is located
through the kitchen and dining room, a small room with a locked door on
one side. Try to get some of the bottles on top of the shelves and one
of them will break; this is the bottle of developer. If you try to get
it from the floor, you can't, it went through the grating into the area
below the house. This is what the grating outside is for. Now you have
to have Michael go to the grating outside, on the left of the porch
steps. He should have used the Hunk-O-Matic and gotten some muscles, so
open the grate. Now climb through into the area below the house. Walk
over until you find a puddle of a liquid on the floor, this is the
developer you need. Have Michael use the sponge on the developer and
soak the developer into the sponge. The thing to do now is to go up to
the floor where the reen Tentacle was and develop the film. Go up to
that level and enter the door in the back; this is the darkroom. Go
over to the table and search around for a red light, now turn it on.
You need to use the sponge on the developing tray and then use the film
on the developing tray to develop the pictures. Since I haven't quite
figured out how to do this yet, you may need to experiment with
different ways to do this. In any case, once it's all developed, go up
to Ed's room ad give the plans to him. He will thank you and tell you
that it is time to save his father from the evil Meteor. But now you
must get the key to go out to the pool.

With Michael, go to the main hallway, that you are in when you first
enter the house. Go over to the gargoyle on the right, on the knoolpost
of the stairs. Push the irgh gargoyle, and the door with no handle
should open. Now switch to Dave and go into the door, you should be in
the basement. Once inside, search around for a light switch and turn in
on. Go over to the very end of the room and you should see a silver key
hanging on the wall near the circuit breakers. Get this and then get
out of the room. Now go over to the pantry again, where you dropped the
bottle of developer. This time get the glass jar from the shelves. Now
go out into the pool area and fill the jar up with the radioactive
water from the pool.

With that done, you now need to play the video games! But there is no
power to the room with the systems. You now need to restore the power
to the video game room. Use Michael, since you will need someone who
has used the Hunk-O-Matic machine. Go into the pantry, where you got
the bottle of developer fluid. Now use the silver key to open the
screen door. You should be out in the pool now. Open the gate and go
into the driveway, and now open the garage door with your hulking
muscles. Open the trunk using the yellow key you picked up earlier and
get the box of tools. Leave the trunk open, trust me that you will need
it open later in the game. Now leave the garage and go down to the
bottom area of the house, where the developer fluid leaked through
earlier. Before you do anything else, have Dave go outside to the lip
of the pool. Now have Michael turn the valve on to let the water out of
the pool. WARNING: If you leave the valve on for too long, the cooling
rods will overheat, causing the house to blow up!


Have Dave climb down into the pool. And whatever you do, DO NOT PUSH
THE RED BUTTON, or at least save your game before you do so. Anyway,
have Dave get the radio and glowing key from the bottom of the pool and
then leave. Now switch back to Michael and have him turn the valve off
before the rods overheat and melt down.

Now that you have the radio in your possession, have Michael give
everything he has to Dave, EVERYTHING. Get Dave to open the radio, get
the batteries, and put them in the flashlight. This will be used later,
and the batteries in the flashlight already are very weak.

Now go up to the very top floor, and go down to the very right. There
should be a single door, enter it and you're in the den. On the right
wall there is a splotch of paint, use the paint remover on it to reveal
a door. Enter it, and you will be in one of the two attics. Turn on the
light directly above your head, and you will see some wiring in front
of you that is broken. That wiring is what feeds the video games, and
since it is broken, you cannot play the games. Makes sense, huh? Dave
should have the tools in his inventory, if not have Michael give them
to him. Now have Michael go down to the right gargoyle again, that
opens the door. Push it and switch to Syd. Have Syd go into the
basement and over to the circuit breakers. The next part must be done
EXREMELY quickly, otherwise the house will blow up. Have Syd turn off
the circuit breakers. Now quickly switch to Dave and have him turn on
the flashlight with fresh batteries in it, use the tools on the broken
wiring, and turn the flashlight off. Quickly switch to Syd again and
have him turn the breakers back on again. If you're too slow, the
Edisons will capture Syd and turn the power back on. If this happens,
use the rusty key on the door near the circuit breakers in the basement
and get Syd out.

Okay, now that you have restored the power, you need a quarter to play
the video games. This is located in a safe above Edna's room in an
envelope. What you need to do is to find the combination to the safe.
This is accomplished with a high-power telescope. The way to get there
is through the hole in the ceiling above the plant in the den. You need
to pour the radioactive water on it you got in the glass jar from the
pool and then give it some Pepsi. But first, you need two dimes to
operate the telescope. These are located in Ed's piggy bank. What I do
to get the dimes is to wait, while Ed is your friend, in his room. When
he turns to face the wall and look at his map, go to the piggy bak and
open it. Now pick up the dimes from it. It's a good idea to also pick
up the hamster and get the card key behind that, too.

Now that you have the dimes, go over to the den and climb the plant
into the planetarium. Turn on the light and go over to the control
panel. Put the two dimes in the coin slot and press the Right button
twice. The image of a four-digit number should appear, write that
number down because that is the combination to the safe. Now go over to
Nurse Edna's room. If you want to play honestly, have Michael or Syd go
there and get caught by Edna. While she's busy taking care of one of
them, have Dave go into her room, get the small key off the nightstand,
and climb tha ladder. If you don't want anyone getting caught, go into
her room and then IMMEDIATELY switch to another kid. Wait for about
twenty (20) seconds and switch back to Dave in Edna's room. Edna will
be frozen and you can move freely about her room. Now go up the ladder
into the second attic and open the painting. It should reveal a safe.
Now's the time to put that combination into use. Enter it nto the
keypad and the safe should open. Pick up the envelope from inside it
and get out of there. I always use the Freeze Edna trick for getting
out. Now, time to play video games!!!!!! Go into the arcade room, which
is located on the second floor hallway next to the flight of stairs
that lead up to the Green Tentacle's floor. Turn on the Meteor Mess
game and start playing. The high score value is the combination to the
Inner Lab Door later on, so copy it down somewhere and keep it. Now
that you have everything needed, it's time to go after the evil Meteor!
Go down into the dungeon using the rusty key, and go all the way over
to the left side of the dungeon to the door with the three padlocks.
Use the glowing key on all three locks and then enter the combination
you got from the Meteor Mess game on the inner door. Note that every
new game you start, all of the combinations in it change. When you
enter, you will be greeted by a very unfriendly Purple Tentacle, who is
your enemy, but good ol' Weird Ed will come to your rescue and chase
him away, provided that you have made friends with him, which you
should have. Now enter the door on the right. Open thc locker and put
on the radiation suit, if you don't the meteor will kill you with his
evil radiation. Now use the card key on the door with the slot next to
it, this is the door to the Meteor's room! Once inside it, pull the
switch. Pick up the evil Meteor and open the door to the right. Stuff
the evil Meteor in the Weird Edsel's (the car's) trunk, start the car
with the yellow key, and congratulations, you've just beaten Maniac
Manision, one of the first RPGs!!!!!!!!



This FAQ is a FAQ/Walkthrough written by Steve Novicki, who is the narrator of it. It covers every little detail of the awesome RPG Maniac Mansion. This FAQ is protected by the International Copyright Laws and is Copyright © March 18, 2000 – March 21, 2000 by Steve Novicki.




Now, if ONLY we could dig that console up, find adapters and plug it in...
barring that maybe you could make in emulator?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUN!

Friday, 8 May 2009

McFly DVD competition

I am obliged to announce that b-box is giving away to the hardcore devotees of the kidrock band McFly:

Up for grabs are TWENTY copies of McFly’s new live DVD to giveaway. All you have to do  is complete a special McFly quiz on this page




 20 winners will be picked at  random out of the highest
scorers and their identities will be announced the winner next Thursday at 2pm when the new b-box webpisode show goes live.
The deadline is noon on Wednesday 13th May and don't forget you MUST be a fan to be in with a chance of winning... 


 

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Feel Good Day

As my little stint at Darwin College went really well today,
I am hopefully on my way to finding a self cure for stage/public speaking fright.
(Teaching a class of 36-yr-old-up kind of eases that a little)

Here's a feel-good photo I wanted to share with you all.
A picture that for me, speaks more than a thousand words :

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Friendship



Thankyou Mrs.M for this little reminder

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Some online procrasination techniques: HIPSTERS

As I sit here and promote Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montanna (I only realised it was the same girl with the latter donning a blonde wig to get into character) 
* Miley Cyrus Latest interview here


I find myself drifting in and out of physical consciousness/cyber reality. After my cigarette & diet coke break, I find myself trying to keep awake via other online means (to appear as if I am working hard at my desk)



This is rapidly becoming my favourite: A website of Hipster photo upload, with witty captions: 
In case you werent cued in to what a Hipster is:

The modern Bohemians. A mid-twenties person who works at a low paying job, is interested in "Artsy things" Hipsters tend to swarm around the determined "Hipster" part of town, ex. Wicker Park in Chicago. Hipster Ladies should have short hair and wear thrift shop clothes and Male Hipsters should be anemically skinny to let people know that they are poor and cant afford enough food.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster

From what I've gathered, Hipsters belong to a present-day American Sub culture of youths who possess inherited wealth but do not want to follow their parents' way of life: hard working, income-driven socialites. They therefore resort to dressing ironically, wasting their lives away with some kind of passion (in art, music or poetry) partying and drugs. They are the polar opposites of Yuppies (Young Professionals).

Here are a couple of m favourites to date


   s.

No, my son...
I am not Jesus
Jesus never did heroine....




"It’s actually really hard to be a pimp when all your bitches have trust funds."

If you STILL can't get a clear picture of this sub-culture, check this video out.



XOXO







Friday, 24 April 2009

Lunchtime Lusts- Lanvin and Trib 2



My lunch time lusts: LANVIN's new collection!!!
Ive always ADORED their dresses of flowing fabrics- the way the dresses would depict their worth, simply from the sheer quality of the fabric and the way they are tailored to drape over and compliment the figure. Alber Elbaz has certainly done wonders this collection- focusing on a primary colour palette makes it all the more relatable to brits!


THAT and... just WHO can resist Yves Saint Laurent's delicious bordeaux Trib 2 platforms?? Forgive me, but being five-foot-nothing certainly imprints a nerve to lust for super-high-heel-shoes. If only I can convince the boyfriend to think they in no way resemble stripper shoes...

Mind you, should I encounter such a lady in that line of work wearing a pair, I'd ask her straight away if she taught her skills and an application at her work.... ;) 

Thursday, 23 April 2009

caveat emptor: getting ripped off



Well, a colleague of mine bought a pair of wet-look leggings from American Apparel-Not exactly an impulse buy, but at east one where opinions were voiced: some gave her the green-light for the daring piece of attire while others were less enthusiastic: it was to be worn at a birthday party.

Hey, no sweat though, right? if you change y
our mind at the last minute, as long as you've got the receipts- take it back in a "sellable" condition i.e. minus fag smell, foundation and bronzer stains, and any fashion faux-pas and damage to your wallet is forgiven...

   WRONG! Newsflash, people, in these times of strife and hardship, many stores have changed their return and exchanges policies. American Apparel gave her a credit note for 31 squids, and she is now looking for someone who is interested in purchasing it off of her. DO ask the salesladies before you hand them your card even if you are the least bit unsure. Gone are the days of dashing in for a 5:55pm sunday fashion fix, to try on at home and return after work on monday if it looks dodgy. Is this legal you ask?

Unfortunately, SOGA ( Sales of Goods Act 1979) only requi
res that goods "conform to contract". This means they must be as described,
fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality (i.e. not inherently faulty at the time of sale). Refunds must be asked for "within a reasonable time". -This is not defined and will depend on circumstances. These are the so-called "statutory rights"-which is a right to legal action under SoGA in theory lasting six years, subject to exceptions generally means that you can make a law suit against the retailers or manufacturers for unsatisfactory goods. This is why you often see on the consumer guarantees or "feedback wanted" part on the side of boxes the terms "This does not affect your Statutory rights"


So the policies that stores have maintained, giving a 28-day window of opportunity to return 'unsuitable' goods, which can certainly cover clothes that don't suit you/aren't the right size or if you simply change your mind, have merely been offered out of their 'own good nature'.
hmm...imagine that... conglomerates... good nature, cute. It is actually economically advantageous for shops to compete to satisfy customers: hence the competitive over-generous no-quibble-money back guarantees. The whole 
thing ran on credit anyway: as long as end of week sales show a figure indicating profit, it didnt really matter if they had to authorise refunds later: all on another page of the accounts sheet.


NOW that the economy isn't doing so well, some stores have changed theire returns policies, so be very careful to ask or read the fine prints:


HMV.COM for example no longer accept exchanges on unwanted items, but still gives 21 days to refund unwanted items that are sent back to them at your own cost:

Figleaves.com from last Xmas onwards no longer accepted returns on reduced-price items; and mustbe in original packaging, unworn.

For purchases made online, over the phone, via mail or digital TV there is extra protection provided by the Distance Selling Regulations. A compulsory 7 days is given for buyers to 'inspect' the goods and decide if or not they are suitable. If not, buyers must 'notify' the seller of their decision to cancel.

Watch out though, some online retailers will often not refund the postage costs, and will also force you to pay for the cost to return the goods, which may be required to be posted by a defined carrier. And even then, "proof of postage" is not always "proof of receipt"

The regulations also have their exceptions: they do not apply to
  • goods bought in an auction (so not to ebay!)
  • customised goods
  • perishable goods- food and flowers
  • CDs, DVDs, Software if unsealed
  • betting and the lottery

So who the hell would sit around and sue Kellogs for a grain of sand in their cereal? My best advice is: caveat emptor: buyer beware, read or ask before you buy!

Here are some sites and some examples of their offer return policies:

http://www.asos.com: clothing, offers 14 day full refunds if clothes returned in saleable condition. Buyer is to pay for postage back, and must be sent by recorded mail.

http://www.yoox.com: clothing, offers 28 day money-back guarantee and! there is UPS paid returns sticker included: kudos!

amazon.co.uk has a complex returns policy, depending on the size of goods, the ones returned and the mode of return. Read carefully; most marketplace purchases also require buyers to pay for returns: if they accept any at all


Some brands that I am aware of that do NOT accept returns: (only exchanges)

Office shoes- in fact MOST shoe retailers do not hardly ever give out refunds

American Apparel

Benetton

Guess


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Reds and the Yellows





I've never liked the colour red.
- not on my lips, not to wear, especially not on a football shirt.
Unfortunately, this post is about fashion as much as 3 for 2 offers are about saving.



The past couple of years of political unrest in Thailand has been characterized by the polarization between supporters of the King and Present PM and the ousted PM, Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecommunications mogul who was elected prime minster and ruled for a couple of controversial terms before in late 2007, the Thai Military took over in a bloodless coup and effectively demoted him as PM. 



So what's with the colour code? The former wear yellow to symbolize their loyalty to the Thai Monarchy, inespecially the King: yellow is the colour for those born on Mondays according to Thai culture, while those robed in red support some notion of  'democracy' and are currently evoking havoc in the city of Bangkok and beyond to show support for the ousted PM Thaksin and to demand that the present PM - Cambridge and Eton-educated man Abphisit, who was recently elected as PM.



There have been a tantamount of rumours surrounding Red Shirt cladded warriors: that Thaksin himself had exchanged some collateral or even paid the Red Shirts to stage public disturbance. Their goal? to make the present PM assign so that there will be a new election run by the puppetmaster Thaksin from abroad.



At this point, the mass of Red Shirts have broken in to a hotel summit hosting representatives for Rulers of the Southeast Asia. There are road blockades consisting of parked taxis and scooters. They're burning down buses and Yesterday, the Military had decided to intervene.

Personally, I can not offer a peaceful resolution of this problem: it is almost as a see-saw situation when one primeminister is hate passionately by one side and worshipped like God, especially for those who've apparently recieved their little sum of gratitude from Thaksin instead.

Here's a little piece of satirical humor: this is an "application form" for the Red Shirts (National Democratic Front) protesting activitie
s. It'll give you a little idea of what the said demographic consists of

Application form for the Red Shirt Demonstration Crowd

(Please fill out the sections printed out in red. We do not really care about the other sections)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

the customer ISN'T always right

Here is a HILARIOUS bit of communication which took place between one of my colleagues at work and a local gym: just have a look at the CLASS (or rather, the lack thereof)
in the way the senior members of the gym replied.

I wouldn't ever voluntarily sign up for a fixed period gym membership myself as frankly, I think I'd be saving money if I jogged to the gym and throw a tenner in the foyer on a daily basis.



Gyms are known to viciously track and hunt people down to extend their memberships- with my last experience having been getting out of my gym membership by convincing the admin that I was going to get married with my researcher husband and emigrate to Guinea Bissau, to conduct research on snake venom. I had to bring my pet snake in, along with a few vials of fairy liquid and a stack of files until they finally let me cancel the year-long membership.

Below however, is wildly different from the usual approach to secure long-term credit:
I guess some businesses are really just doing far too well to care about their potential customers.


(and who said the credit crunch was hitting us so badly?)





-Original Message-----
>> From:
>> Sent: 27 January 2009 14:21
>> To: G.V. (Fitzrovia)
>> Subject: Feedback - please pass to management
>>
>> FAO: Management
>>
>> Hello,
>> Today I went to the Fitzrovia studio for a trial class and I really
>> enjoyed it. I was all set to purchase a course of 10 off peak sessions
>> until I found out that I had to choose the time and date of all 10
>> classes before I could start. I appreciate that the off peak offer is
>> a special deal hence the limited times, total body class availability
>> only and the inability to reschedule after a class is booked but I
>> think asking people to choose the time and date of all 10 classes at
>> the time of booking makes it a near impossible offer for anyone that works
> full time.
>>
>> I already pay for a gym membership which is why I am interested in the
>> reduced rate off peak offer and I understand that that comes with
>> restrictions but it is simply impractical to insist that members
>> pre-book all 10 classes and then potentially lose out if a class is
> missed.
>>
>> I hope you will reconsider this policy as I would really like to start
>> coming to Good Vibes regularly.
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,




On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Reception wrote:
>> Hi >> >>
Thank you for your email. I'm really glad that enjoyed your free trial session. I'm afraid that we do need to be quite strict on the terms and conditions of the Off Peak course as it is at such a discounted rate. Our normal sessions (10 for £150) do offer much more flexibility, these you can book as and when you like, they are valid for 6 months, and we can re-schedule the sessions as long as we have 24 hours notice. These still offer great value as we are one of the cheapest Power Plate studios in London and our training is second to none!
Please do let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to book?
All the best,
*Please note that we need at least 24hrs to cancel or re-schedule appointments
>>




> -----Original Message-----
>
From: > Sent: 28 January 2009 15:05
To: Reception >
Subject: Re: Feedback - please pass to management > >

Thanks for your reply but I think I will look to join a gym like Virgin who > offers Power Plate classes. Their membership is only £73/month so if I do 10 > classes a month the cost per class is only £7.30. I only mention this to let > you know that there are more competitive offers out there. > >
Thanks and regards


On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Reception wrote:
> Hi
>
> Thank you for your feedback. We are aware that virgin offer the Power
> Plates, but they do not have instructor led classes and so the training is
> not as effective. Our training really is second to none and we achieve some
> amazing results.
>
> Virgin will also ask you to join for at least a year. If you are willing to
> do this then we also offer a membership scheme which is £120 per month for a
> minimum of 12 months or £150 per month for 6 months. On the membership you
> get 12 sessions per month (so, roughly 3 per week). Please do let me know if
> you have any questions or would like any other information?
>
> All the best,
>
>
>
> *Please note that we need at least 24hrs to cancel or re-schedule
> appointments

-----Original Message-----
From: Sent: 28 January 2009 15:57 To: reception Subject: Re: Feedback - please pass to management I'm afraid your information is incorrect. Virgin offer a month to month membership for £73/mo and they also offer a reduced rate membership if you join for a year. This is at least the case at the Oxford Street studio. They also offer instructor led power plate classes: http://www.virginactive.co.uk/Content/Innovations/Powerplate.aspx



The letter finally reached the top level of management, who also seems to appear on the website dressed like, well this...










From: N. d. B
Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM
Subject: RE: Feedback - please pass to management
To:
Cc:


Hello - then you should go there. We offer an excellent service that
all other gyms copy but their classes aren't that great by all
accounts. But if that is what you can afford then you should go to
Virgin.

We like have over 8,000 happy clients happy and we offer an excellent
service that we are proud of. It's no point quibbling over our and
virgins price - it's a bit like comparing Tescos and Fortnums - you
have to decide what level of service you want in life and if you are
more of a Tesco girl then good luck to you.

Best wishes.

N. d. B
x.


N.d.B holds the position of head of branch or management. I must say, never before have I seen a less dignified response, slandering the value supermarket chain, ending the letter with a sarcastic kiss. I did tell my colleague that she sounded just like she looked in her photo though... classy. I guess no matter what in some cases, the customer just isn't in the right.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Some more Economic hurdles crossed FOR you

Yes. Ive been a little out of it lately,
the Other half arrived EARLY Saturday morning and I am currently nursing him back to health after not having seen him for over a year.

But I still have some freebies for you:

Dorothy perkins is offering 20% off with this printable voucher

10% OFF New kicks at Aldo when you sign up for their newsletter

15 percent off American Apparel when you sign up here

If you missed out on the 20% off at New Look, then here is a 15% off voucher until 20th April

IF like myself, you think you already own sufficient amount of clothing and need more storage instead, here is £5 off at Habitat


And until 13th of April any house parties scheduled to be arranged or attended would do well to benefit from 40% off at Threshers


Don't say I never did anyhting for ya...

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

TED BAKER SAMPLE SALE

Some more bargains

Amidst this economic recession, consumers vie to save as much as possible, further stifling the cash flow for businesses and worsening the overall economy- That's why most States take the option of reducing interest rates to stimulate consumer spending. As it stands in the present conditions however, credit is unvouched for. Banks, financial institutions are tumbling, and most are unwilling to lend cash - As such is the vicious circle.

Before you scream Who CARES? and navigate away from this page..

Another way to increase consumer spending is of course, the sales. NEVER, have I seen in m lifetime, reductions of 50% in shops before Christmas, but there it was, plain as day. This is the 'hurdle' a consumer has to traverse in order to gain the advantages offered by market forces. Such hurdle is also known as the information advantage that is unevenly spread. Those in the know- will get the goods at a cheaper price.

It is hence my duty to inform you.. (due to impending guilty conscience for not transmitting the BURBERRY sample sale)


1. ALDO for a limited time, is offering 15% student discounts (instead of the usual 10%)

2. Ted Baker is having a sample sale From 25 -26th March at the Camden Centre, WC1H 9JE : book here in advance for VIP access.

3. the current issue of Cosmopolitan UK gives you 20% off voucher at New Look

4. As does Glamour Magazine- for UNIQLO

Have fun kids. Will let you know if I had anything else jotted down in m diary at home.

My war with insomnia

I do not know whether it is due to the time difference, my stress levels, the impending chores or just plain madness that has been keeping me from falling asleep at night AND making wake up at 5:15AM on the dot, for the last 2 mornings. I took Nytol, Atarax, Xanax and two other non- herbal sleep inducers but none of these have seemed to help. Eek! The only other time this has ever happened to me was when I went back to Thailand where I was not able to have access to cigarettes, for the first time after becoming a regular smoker.

While not totally coherent with the topic of the cause or cure for insomnia, here is a little amusing tribute which my housemate kindly introduced me to: Sheep. Enjoy!


Thursday, 19 March 2009

First thoughts as Jetlag sets in...









Well, I'm back from Japan

If it weren't for the last day with our host taking us on a boat tour of Tokyo I would have been VERY disappointed. 13 hour flight there, 12 h our back: 9 hours ahead of London- wintertime.
Similar temperature to London for the first couple of days, then warmer and warmer after the National Holiday celebrating the Vernal Equinox. I missed out on the Sakura blossoming period unfortunately.

I am thoroughly jetlagged and shattered. Here are some of the things I will and will NOT miss:





Things i WILL miss


1. Heated toilet seats

2. Separate powder room sections in toilets



3. The SASHIMI!

4. The Huge array of drinks in vending machines and cigarettes costing around 2GBP/20Pack



















And some things I WON'T be missing:





1. The twenty-minute wait for the 25 minute bus into town. The confusing procedures for bus fare payment and having no seats left due to the large amount of old people that seats are to be courteously offered to.


2. The COMPLETELY JAPANESE and therefore incomprehensible train maps.

3. The CROWDS. 120 million people fit on to a space smaller than Britain. Go figure.



4. Having to take my shoes off everywhere I go, from clothes store changing rooms to restaurants.

5. Chopsticks
6. Not being able to smoke on the streets, only in confined smoking rooms with creepy middle-aged, balding, beer-bellied, sweaty gaping men. ewwoo