Category Archives: Product Reviews

Red7: A Card Game Engaging Enough Even for Adults

When was the last time you were stark raving mad about a game? Not a digital game on your phone or computer, but an offline IRL game like the ones we used to play as kids (for those of us old enough to remember a time when children played non-digital games 😛 )?  For me, it had been a long long time, until I came across a card game last year, Red7 (you can check it out on Amazon here), which is what I’d like to tell you about today. Stick around and I’ll even share a video explaining the card game rules, so you … Continue reading Red7: A Card Game Engaging Enough Even for Adults

How to Make Your Sleeping Mattress Both Firm and Fluffy

I’ve recently been told by people close to me that I am rigid. The first time I heard this, I was shocked and sure that the person I was talking to had it all wrong. On second thought, though, I see where these people could be coming from. About certain things in my life, I see no compelling reason to compromise (at least not for the most part) and so, in these areas, I stick to running my life exactly as I see fit. One such area of my life is sleep. Keep reading to find out more about something … Continue reading How to Make Your Sleeping Mattress Both Firm and Fluffy

Bags Whose Name I Know Not…

As a child, growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, I found myself at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport quite regularly. Often, it would be to send off or welcome my Dad to or from one of his many work trips, but at other times, it would be because I, some other member of my family, and/or one of our many visiting friends and relatives were headed to or from yet another destination by air. Whatever the case, it was during these frequent visits to this airport that I first became aware of the item that I would like to tell you … Continue reading Bags Whose Name I Know Not…

Del Monte Fruit Juice

When I was growing up, the breakfast table at my parents’ home always included a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice. Breakfast was never complete without it! Somehow, when they moved to Kenya, during my teen years, that habit came to an end. Instead, at breakfast, my parents chose to serve orange juice out of a packet. Still, they tried to make sure that the fruit juice we drank was as healthy as possible. My father was particularly adamant that the juice he bought had no added sugar. This is how I first learned about Delmonte juice.

Fisherman’s Friend

When I “pack” my handbag before I go out every day, I recite a list of items that I want to be sure not to forget. Without going into too many details, my current recitation goes: phone, money, swipe…(insert a few more items here that include a small tin of petroleum jelly 🙂 )… mints, camera. I am sure you can understand why I carry items such as my phone and money, but an item like mints—and Fisherman’s Friend mints at that (sometimes incorrectly called Fisherman Friends)—may baffle you a bit (as it has people who’ve seen me put my … Continue reading Fisherman’s Friend

Nice and Lovely Products: Petroleum Jelly

For all my supposed gistyness, I like to keep it simple when it comes to moisturizing my skin. For me, the secret has always been to use petroleum jelly. I always have a tub of the stuff on my dresser table at home, and believe it or not, I carry a mini-tub of petroleum jelly in my handbag too (I would never think of leaving home without it!). For most of my life, my preferred brand of petroleum jelly was Vaseline, but sometime back that changed. (Wondering how to best take care of your sensitive skin as the weather gets hotter? … Continue reading Nice and Lovely Products: Petroleum Jelly

Hangover Remedy: RU-21

Now that we’re two weeks into the month of January, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season has (finally) come to an end. How was your festive season? Was it a pleasant one? Did you have lots of fun, with many opportunities to merry-make? I hope so. I definitely did. But…there’s nothing quite as capable of spoiling fun times like the difficult morning after having one-drink-too-many during one of those merry-making opportunities. I am sure you know just what I am talking about … that nasty little thing called … a hangover.