October 9, 2017

What Do Furries Learn from a Furry Convention?

  A great way for the furry fandom to meet up and socialize is by attending conventions. For that matter, you will not be finding any shortage of conventions furries are present in. This includes anime, video game, comic books and other related conventions. The furry fandom however, has grown in popularity over the years increasing in numbers. As a result, it can be a bit troublesome to fit all of the furry fans in one convention. This is the reason why organizers have dedicated an event made specifically for the furry fandom in order to accommodate each and every one of their guests. This can be found in the form of a furry convention. Let us look at what furries learn when attending one with their friends. As mentioned earlier, attending a convention is a great way to talk with fellow fans about similar likes and interest. A furry convention or fur con is known as a formal gathering of members of the furry fandom. This convention offers a great opportunity for fans to engage in entertainment and recreation around this concept including sharing of interests in loveplugs. The activities that you will find in fur cons are vast and expansive with a focus on anthropomorphic arts, crafts, music and even literature. There are also volunteering programs to raise money for charity.   People will not find any shortage of things to learn from a furry convention. Organizers make sure to include plenty of activities to keep their guests engaged. This includes presentations, panels, workshops and tutorials on anthropomorphic culture, from literature, fiction and art to science, technology and spirituality. There is also a panel dedicated to famous guests and celebrities which is a great opportunity for fans to ask questions related to the fandom. Last but definitely not the least is the art section and this is where you will find some kind of an art show that features work from several artists that are often for direct purchase or auction throughout the entire convention. This is a great place to grab some souvenirs and paying for some of these items is also a way to support the convention since most of the proceeds goes through them. There are indeed a lot of things to learn when you decide to attend a furry convention. We’ve barely scratched the surface on what you can expect when you go there. Bring a friend with you and attend a furry convention near your area today!
September 20, 2017

Photo Booths for Corporate Events

  Corporate events are known to be serious places where meetings are held by very important people. With that being said, this does not mean that attendees will not have time to unwind and relax once the meeting is over. During such times, it is important that you keep your guest entertained and engaged while at the same time provide them good amount of pictures they can bring home. Photo booth rentals, just like, provide just that helping breathe new life to any event. Let us look at what impact photo booths have with corporate events. As mentioned earlier photo booth rentals can make corporate events even more memorable than before. People love the freedom and creativity these booths provide allowing their users to create a number of unique and varied photos with each one different from the rest. This in turn makes your guest look forward to your event keeping their spirits and energy levels up all throughout the day which is something event organizers are aiming for.   It should be noted that photo booths and the photos they produce are fully customizable with the plethora of props and background they provide. This is not the only area in which customization is done as clients are given plenty of opportunities to make these photos their own. For instance, a number of companies have been using photo booth rentals to their advantage by integrating their brand or logo with each and every one of these pictures. Not only does this make the photo look unique but having the logo attached in a discreet manner can make their recipients remember their company even months or years after the event is over. This is the reason why, even though photo booth rentals are considered to be bit on the expensive site, many corporate events are still taking the necessary measures in order to secure one for their own as they find the overall benefits they provide to greatly outweigh their cost. Photo booth rentals have been growing in popularity with them receiving their fair share of the spotlight over the years. For that matter, interested clients are encouraged to book a schedule in advance with rental companies in order to secure them for their upcoming event. You don’t want to call them during the last minute of your corporate event preparation as slots are often full and taken during the weekends and especially in the holidays.
July 10, 2017

Make a Table Setting Placemat to Teach Children to Set the Table

Teach children how to set the dinner table with a placemat that puts everything in the correct position. Use creating the placemat as part of the learning experience. The placemats can then be used until the child feels comfortable with the placement of everything on the table. Materials for a Child’s Placemat Parents will need to supply the following items to make the placemat: ●        Each placemat requires a 12” x 18” piece of colored construction paper ●        Pencil ●        Black marker ●        Dinner plate, fork, spoon, knife, and cup to trace     (bread plate, if used) ●        Art supplies to decorate the placemats ●        Clear contact paper ●        Scissors Make a Teaching Placemat Start with a 12” x 18” piece of construction paper for     each placemat. For a fancier placemat, that will take more time to create,     cut up two sheets of large construction paper and weave a placemat. Set the dinner plate in the center of the paper and     trace with the pencil. Place the table knife on the right hand side of the     plate, with the blade turned toward the plate. Trace. Set the spoon beside the knife and trace. Children     shouldn’t worry about the shapes looking like a spoon or fork, the goal is     to create an outline that helps kids remember where to set everything.     Even a bad outline of a spoon won’t look like a fork! The fork goes on the left side of the plate. If     desired, trace a salad fork to the far side of the dinner fork. Place the glass above the knife and trace. Trace over the pencil lines with the marker so the     shapes stand out clearly. Decorate the placemat with cut paper shapes, stickers,     or rubber stamp prints. Cover both sides of the paper with a sheet of clear     contact paper, extending a half inch around the paper, which will better     seal the paper. Trim the edges of the contact paper so they are straight. Make a placemat for each family member, using colors     and decorations that person will enjoy. Use a damp sponge to clean the placemats after each     use. Children can also make placemats for a holiday or birthday, decorating them with appropriate designs and creating coordinating place cards to let everyone know where they should sit. Children can use the process of making the placemats to familiarize themselves with how to set the table. They can use the mats as long as necessary to help them to remember where everything goes. When kids get the knack of setting the table, give them the challenge of folding cloth napkins to add some fun and elegance to dinner.
April 16, 2017

Din Tai Fung: Restaurant Openings and New Awards

This past month has been an exceptionally busy one for the famed Din Tai Fung restaurant group as they opened several branches and earned a few new awards for their excellent Chinese food. Din Tai Fung Bellevue Now Open Din Tai Fung recently opened its first franchised location in the United States — Bellevue, Washington. While Din Tai Fung operates numerous franchised locations elsewhere in the world, the original branch in Los Angeles is still family owned and operated. The Bellevue location has been open for nearly a month and it has been already garnered over 145 reviews on Yelp. Many reviews gave feedback on their unusual, but elegant use of dinnerware, which happen to be slate plates, supplied by a NC company called slate plate. They also provide some pretty good money saving tips for restaurants The reviews have been mixed with a consistent perception that the signature xiao long bao are not as good as what you find in Taiwan or at other restaurants. They seem to lack the “soup” filling that Chinese food connoisseurs seek out in good xiao long bao. Also, some patrons have become disenchanted already after experiencing 3+ hour wait times. XinYi Taipei Din Tai Fung in Miele Guide 2016 / 2017 The original XinYi branch of Din Tai Fung in Taipei was included in the 2016/2017 edition of the Miele Guide. The Miele Guide was created in 2010 to showcase some of Asia’s best restaurants and chefs. Each year, they publish a new edition listing Asia’s Top 20 and 450 of the best restaurants in all of Asia. Restaurants that are included in the Miele Guide are selected after four rounds of judging. The first round involves creating a shortlist of restaurants chosen by the best local restaurant critics. The next two rounds of judging are conducted through online polls, which are open to both food professionals and food lovers. The final round involves the Miele Guide’s staff and contributing editors dining anonymously at the highest rated restaurants to confirm the ratings. Hong Kong Din Tai Fung Awarded One Michelin Star Earlier this month, the results of the 2017 Hong Kong and Macau Michelin Guide were announced at a press conference in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong branch of Din Tai Fung wa awarded one Michelin star for the second year in a row, which is quite an honor. Many have questioned why Taiwan has never received any stars. Unfortunately, Taiwan does not have a Michelin Guide (yet) so there is only speculation as to what rating the original branch in Taipei would receive. Two New Singapore Din Tai Fung Locations Open In addition to the highly anticipated opening of the Bellevue location, Din Tai Fung recently opened two new locations in Singapore in November and December.