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Archive for December, 2009

It’s Christmas, not Xmas

We see it every year, without paying much attention to it. We say it every year, without being aware of it. It’s the word Xmas, which is a substitute of Christmas. It bothers me when people use the word Xmas instead of Christmas, because they are substituting the Christ by an X. After all, ‘X’ is an abbreviation of ‘Ex’ (such as extreme, extra, etc…), and does not represent, in any form or another, the word ‘Christ’.

Out of respect for Christianity, I suggest you use the word Christmas instead of Xmas.

Meanwhile, I leave you with this Jingle Bells song, Punjabi style, and I wish you a Merry Christmas full of joy and happiness to you and your family:

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China unveils world’s fastest train

China has just launched the fastest express train in the world on the longest track on earth. At a speed of around 400 km/h, this locomotive is so smooth that even a standing cigarette won’t be toppled. It ran from the central city of Wuhan down to the south coast in a record of less than 3 hours, compared to the 10 and a half hours that it normally used to take.

This is not something new for the Chinese, and if you’ve been to Shanghai then you know what I mean. They have the Maglev train that takes you from Shanghai airport to downtown at a speed topping 432 km/h.

Check out the express train in the video below:

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Wash-Bar: the German disco laundromat

Now, I feel like doing laundry.

In Hamburg, Germany, the Wash-Bar is no ordinary laundromat. It’s in fact a disco laundromat! While the spin dryers get to work, DJs spin tunes for the customers. The laundromat even serves food and drinks.

Check it out in the video below:

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Latest craze in Valentine’s gifts: chocolate spa and bath

I have previously blogged about beer bath as the ultimate relaxation treat, but for non-alcoholics or chocolate lovers, these top it all. They are the latest craze in Valentine’s gifts: the chocolate spa in Israel and the chocolate bath in Hanoke, Japan.

Check them out in the video below:

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