Day Breaker

Back to a morning shift for a few days. Wow, what a world of difference it makes. I have only been back to day shifts from last Friday and we have had Saturday & Sunday in between but I can already feel the difference. On Friday I left from the office by 7:15 am as we had a conference call from 6 pm to 7 pm (and I was falling asleep while it was going on) and today I left by 7 am due to a few things that needed to be done before I left.

Today I reached home by 7:45 pm and it feels so nice. I wish I could be home early enough for coffee time but that i asking for too much. Unless I do an 8:30 am to 5:30 pm shift and leave exactly at 5:30 pm-ish then I can skip coffee and snacks at the office cafeteria and do that at home. Coffee is so much better at home, unless I go to a cafe.

Now that I have had my dinner and been online for a while it’s time to pick a movie or some tv show episode and I will watch that for 2 hours before I go to sleep. So nice! Night all!

Academy Awards 2020 Winners List

Here are some of the winners from categories that I am usually interested in:

Best picture Winner: Parasite

Best actress Winner: Renee Zellweger – Judy

Best actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Best supporting actress Winner: Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Best supporting actor Winner: Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Best director Winner: Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

Best animated feature Winner: Toy Story 4

Best documentary feature Winner: American Factory

Best international feature Winner: Parasite – South Korea

Best original song Winner: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman (Elton John & Bernie Taupin)

Could You Become A Financial Trader?

Forex has been one of the fastest-growing financial markets in the world. Never before has a financial market been so accessible to people all around the world. People all over the world are trading Forex in a bid to make their millions. If you scroll down Instagram you will find adverts for trading packages that sell a dream of making people rich. However, understanding how to trade Forex isn’t going to be something that comes naturally. It’s so easy to lose money from one trade gone wrong, such as it is with most trading options. But do you think that you could be the next to master the trade?

Forex trading is self-taught by many of the people who are doing it on a smaller scale. However, this smaller scale is still making people millions a year. It’s just when compared to the banks and the Forex brokers who run their own company, the money made is small. The trends around the world are showing that the Forex market trading platforms are still in their early stages, even though the advancements have been incredible.

These advancements in technology mean that the Forex market is readily available to all of those who want to give it a go. There are even platforms that allow traders to trade offline but in a real-time market. So no real money is being used and strategies can be tested.

To better understand how much the Forex market has spread globally, this infographic shows where Forex trading has spread to around the globe.


Infographic Source financial traders globally

Chilli Fish Receipe

A delicious, tangy Indo-Chinese fusion dish, Chilli Fish is everything an appetizer or a side dish should be. It is crunchy, tasty, filling and full of aromatic flavours to have your taste buds tantalizing. Serve as an appetizer or a side dish at your next dinner party and the guests will surely be impressed!

Ingredients in Chilli Fish Recipe: Boneless pieces of fish, batter fried and doused in a spicy-tangy sauce made with soy, tomato and chilli sauce along with chillies, ginger and garlic.

250 Gram Fish pieces (Boneless), 1/2 cup Maida, 1/2 cup Corn flour, 1 tsp Baking powder, 2 tsp Soy sauce, 2 tbsp Celery finely chopped, 1 tsp Pepper, Salt, Oil & to garnish Spring onions

For the sauce:
1 tbsp Ginger, chopped, 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped, 1 tbsp Green chilly, chopped, 4 tbsp Soy sauce, 5 tbsp Tomato sauce, 1 tbsp Chilli sauce, 1 tbsp Corn flour

  • 1.Cut the fish into finger pieces.
  • 2.Make a batter with corn flour, maida, baking powder, soy sauce, celery, pepper powder, water and salt.
  • 3.Dip the fish pieces in the batter and fry in oil till golden brown. Transfer fish into a serving plate.
  • Prepare the sauce:
  • 1.Heat oil in a pan.
  • 2.Saute garlic, ginger and green chilly. Add soy sauce, chilly and tomato sauce to it.
  • 3.Finally add corn flour mixed with water to it and stir well. Once it starts to boil, remove form fire.
  • 4.At the time of serving, pour the sauce on top of fried fish pieces and mix well.
  • 5.Garnish with chopped spring onions.

3 Dirty Jokes

“Several years ago, Great Britain funded a study to determine why the head on a man’s penis is larger than the shaft. The study took two years and cost over 1.2 million pounds. The study concluded that the reason the head of a man’s penis is larger than the shaft is to provide the man with more pleasure during sex. After the results were published, France decided to conduct their own study on the same subject. They were convinced that the results of the British study were incorrect. After three years of research at a cost of in excess of 2 million Euros, the French researchers concluded that the head of a man’s penis is larger than the shaft to provide the woman with more pleasure during sex. When the results of the French study were released, Australia decided to conduct their own study. The Aussies didn’t really trust British or French studies. So, after nearly three hours of intensive research and a cost of right around 75 dollars (three cases of beer), the Aussie study was complete. They concluded that the reason the head on a man’s penis is larger than the shaft is to prevent your hand from flying off and hitting you in the forehead.”


“Three guys are drinking in a bar when a drunk comes in, staggers up to the counter, and points at the guy in the middle, shouting, “Your mom’s the best sex in town!” Everyone expects a fight, but the guy ignores him, so the drunk wanders off and bellies up to the bar at the far end. Ten minutes later, the drunk comes back, points at the same guy, and says, “I just did your mom, and it was sw-eeeeet!” Again, the guy refuses to take the bait, and the drunk goes back to the far end of the bar. Ten minutes later, he comes back and announces, “Your mom liked it!” Finally, the guy interrupts. “Go home, dad, you’re drunk.”


“A little boy and his grandfather are raking leaves in the yard. The little boy sees an earthworm trying to get back into its hole. He says, “Grandpa, I bet I can put that worm back in that hole.” The grandfather replies, “I’ll bet you five dollars you can’t. It’s too wiggly and limp to put back in that tiny hole.” The little boy runs into the house and comes back out with a can of hair spray. He sprays the worm until it is straight and stiff as a board. The boy then proceeds to slip the dying worm back into the hole. The grandfather hands the little boy five dollars, grabs the hair spray and runs into the house. Thirty minutes later the grandfather comes back out and hands the boy another five dollars. The little boy says, “Grandpa, you already gave me five dollars.” The grandfather replies, “I know. That’s from Grandma.

RIP Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103. He was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist and writer. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home. Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II. The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character.

Douglas was prolific as a film actor, with more than 90 credits to his name – ranging from the 1940s to the 2000s. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).

Douglas became an international star through positive reception for his leading role as an unscrupulous boxing hero in Champion (1949), which brought him his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. His other early films include Young Man with a Horn (1950), playing opposite Lauren Bacall and Doris Day, Ace in the Hole opposite Jan Sterling (1951), and Detective Story (1951), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Drama. He received a second Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), opposite Lana Turner, and his third nomination for portraying Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956), which landed him a second Golden Globe nomination.

In 1955, he established Bryna Productions, which began producing films as varied as Paths of Glory (1957) and Spartacus (1960). In those two films, he collaborated with the then-relatively-unknown director Stanley Kubrick, taking lead roles in both films. Douglas has been praised for helping to break the Hollywood blacklist by having Dalton Trumbo write Spartacus with an official on-screen credit.[2] He produced and starred in Lonely Are the Brave (1962), considered a classic, and Seven Days in May (1964), opposite Burt Lancaster, with whom he made seven films. In 1963, he starred in the Broadway play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a story that he purchased and later gave to his son Michael Douglas, who turned it into an Oscar-winning film. He lived with his second wife (of 65 years), Anne Buydens, a producer, until his death. With his first wife he had two sons, actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, before divorcing in 1951.

My meories of Kirk Douglas is in his movies The Villain (with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Ann-Margret), Saturn 3 and the Tales From The Crypt episode “Yellow” – which I though was phenomenal acting.

Apartment Hunting: 5 Things to Consider Before You Rent an Apartment

Whether you’re renting your first apartment or you’re a seasoned renter, finding the right apartment can be exciting. However, it’s not easy to find an apartment that fits both your lifestyle and budget. Before you sign the lease, there are some factors you should consider. Continue reading this apartment shoppers guide to help make the apartment renting process simpler.

5 Things You Should Know When Hunting for an Apartment

Upfront costs

When searching for an apartment, rent shouldn’t be your only financial concern. Apart from rent and monthly expenses, you also need money for other upfront costs. These may include application charges and security deposit, among others. Therefore, you will end up paying more than you anticipated before you get the keys to your apartment. To be on the safe side, ensure that you save up for a few months’ rent.

Future costs

After you have moved into your apartment, you won’t only have to worry about rent but also long-term costs. They range from regular purchases to monthly utilities. Other future expenses that you should be prepared to pay for include:

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Cell phone service
  • Internet and cable
  • Groceries
  • Clothing

Depending on your neighborhood and the time of the year, you may end up spending a few hundred pounds every month along with rent. Therefore, ensure that you include these expenses in your budget before you even start hunting for an apartment.

Prepare all paperwork

Apart from budgeting for an apartment, you also need to gather all essential paperwork that a property manager may require during the application process. Having all the paperwork ready will help speed up the review. In most cases, you will be required to verify your identity and provide proof of employment or financial stability. You can use recent bank statements and a photo ID when filling out the rental application.

Location

The location of the apartment is equally important. Ideally, you need an apartment that is close to all essentials, including shops and other services that you often use. You don’t want to walk for a long distance to get a haircut, groceries, or grab food from a good restaurant. The apartment you choose should also be located near public transportation. Additionally, factor in the distance between the apartment and your place of work. Commuting for long distances can ruin your day.

Lease terms

Although lease agreements are long and boring, take your time to read the entire document. Keep in mind that once you sign the document, it’s a done deal. Property managers often try to explain what the document entails. Instead of relying on their summary, take a while to read it to its entirety. Ensure that you agree to all the terms and ask questions when necessary. If everything checks off, sign the lease agreement.

Bottom Line

You need to be well-prepared before you rent an apartment. Don’t let your eagerness get the better of you and make a bad decision. Nothing can be worse than a one-year lease agreement with unfavorable terms or conditions. Just like buying a home, finding the right apartment takes patience.

Getting More Involved With The Hobby You Love

Most people have some sort of hobby or interest, nowadays. The web has opened the doors to these sorts of activities, giving far more people the chance to enjoy them than ever before. You can learn about the hobbies you like, buy items which make it easier to enjoy them, and can find communities of like-minded people to share your passion with. Of course, though, there will come a time when a lot of people will want to take their hobby deeper. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to achieve this goal, giving you a range of different paths to take when you’re approaching something like this.

Making

In the past, people used to make a lot more of their own possessions than they do today. This is partly thanks to modern stores making it much easier to simply buy things, but is also down to the fact that a lot of people don’t learn skills which enable them to make things when they are at school. Your hobby is a great chance to turn this around. For example, if you like to go shooting, you could think about pressing your own cartridges for the job. Companies like Diamond K Brass can supply the parts you’d need for this, and there are plenty of resources around the web which can teach you how to make these items.

Teaching

Alongside making things, you could also think about teaching. It is often said that teaching is the best way to learn, and this is especially true for something like a hobby. There are a couple of ways to handle this, with running your own blog being the easiest and most popular. This way you can write and make videos about your field of interest, providing information which will help newcomers to the hobby to get started. Of course, alternatively, you could also think about teaching face to face, though this will probably be harder to organise.

Learning

If you have a hobby you love and want to find out more about it, learning about it is a great way to go into more depth on your favourite topic. Search online forums or blogs for advice, take a class and buy books or magazines about the topic so you can read around your subject of interest. For instance, if you did enjoy shooting, as well as learning to make your own cartridges, you could get some gun help, and learn how to choose the right equipment for you. Learning about the history and the different fields of interest for your hobby will help you find various aspects to enjoy.

Building A Community

Online communities have been around for a long time, though they haven’t lost any of their popularity. Building a community for your own hobby shouldn;t be too hard, with a forum-style website and social media accounts being the only tools you’ll need to get started. This will feel like an uphill battle at first, though this will quickly change once you start to get more and more visitors to your site. Once you have enough people using your site, you could consider using ads to make money from it, giving you the chance to delve even deeper into your interests and provide more to your community.

With this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of getting more involved with the hobby you love. A lot of people work hard on things like this, only to find that they can’t go much further once they reach a certain point in the future. Of course, though, there are always ways to push this further, and you just need to find the right idea for you.

How You Can Reward Staff: 5 Unique Recognition Ideas

When you own a business, you want to ensure that you keep your staff happy. A way of making sure that your business doesn’t stagnate or fail, it’s no secret that upbeat employees = success. Your employees will perform better if they are happy with their work environment, so as a business owner, you should take the appropriate steps to make sure this happens.

And a great way of doing this is through offering them perks and rewards. Of course, throughout the years you can introduce things such as bring your dog to work once a week, work from home days or flexible working. But there are certain rewards that you can implement if they have done something that particularly benefited the business – such as improving sales with a new marketing strategy they created.

So how can you reward them? If you’re unsure as to where to start, here are five unique recognition ideas that you can take inspiration from:

  • Hire a Food Truck

A great (and delicious) reward is hiring a food truck for your office. Whether this is offering tacos, ice cream or another mouth-watering item of food, your staff will love this reward. This is particularly wonderful in the summer months – as you could arrange for it to arrive around lunchtime when the weather is nice, so that they can sit outside and enjoy their treat.

  • Throw A Party 

Everyone loves a good party. So why not throw your staff a party to help celebrate a special achievement? No matter how big or small this party is, your staff will love the opportunity to socialize, eat some food and dance the night away. During the party, consider making a speech in which you thank your staff personally for their efforts.

  • Organize a Fun Day Out

If you really want to treat and reward your staff, why not organize a fun day out for them? No matter what you organize, whether it’s a day at a waterpark, doing a thrilling activity such as paintballing or a simple trip to the local theatre, it will give them that much-deserved break from the office. Taking the time to plan this will show your staff how much you appreciate all that they do for you throughout the year.

  • Purchase Challenge Coins

If you’re looking for something that’s truly extraordinary, consider purchasing custom challenge coins for your staff – or those who have particularly stood out from a company such as Challenge Coins Limited. A unique gift, they can be customized so that your company logo is on there and are incredibly cost-effective. A technique that the military has used for years, it’s something that your staff will love.

  • Give Them Some Time Off

A perfect way of keeping your staff motivated is rewarding them with time off. Whether this is at Christmas or a week throughout summer, it will give them much-needed rest and relaxation away from the workplace. This perk is one that’s bound to be adorned by all of your employees.

Things You May Forget To Consider When Buying Your Next Drone

Buying your next drone may not have crossed your mind that much. Maybe you even have an idea of the drone you’re getting, but you’ve not looked into it as much as you could have just yet. Whatever you do, don’t make up your mind until you’ve read this post!

There are numerous things you may forget to consider when buying your next drone, and you don’t want to be caught out, do you? Read on for a few of the things that are commonly forgotten about:

Branching Out

If you’ve always had one brand of drone, then it’s pretty safe to assume you will stick to that brand of drone. People do this time after time, purely because it’s the easy thing to do. They trust the brand, they know how to use the drones, and switching to a new brand entirely can be pretty daunting.

However, you should consider branching out before you go and buy the same type of drone you always buy. Many brands are coming leaps and bounds in the drone department, and there isn’t just one brand you could say is the ‘best’. Don’t be closed minded – explore all of the various drones that fit your wants and needs, whatever the brand may be.

Spending

Many people don’t consider how much they are truly spending on their drone. It seems that when it comes to it, they’ll spend whatever they need to to own the drone they want. Stop for a second and consider whether this is truly necessary. There are so many great deals and drones out there if only you thought outside the box a little. You can read more here to see for yourself how great drones can be without spending a small fortune.

Flying

You might think you can just buy your drone and go, but this may not be the case. You’ll need to think about where you plan on using your drone, as you can get in trouble if you use it in certain areas and you are not permitted to do so. The rules around drones are becoming tighter, so keep this in mind before you buy.

Hobbies

Don’t buy a drone with all of the bells and whistles if this is nothing but a hobby for you. Hobby grade drones are still great, and you won’t end up spending a ton of money on something you’re not getting the most out of.

Know The Rules

As well as knowing where you’re going to fly your drone, familiarize yourself with the rules. You’ll find them below:

  • Register your drone with the FAA.
  • Stay at least 5 miles away from all airports.
  • Don’t fly more than 400 feet above the ground.
  • Don’t fly over people without their permission.
  • Don’t fly over government facilities.
  • Don’t fly in national parks.
  • Don’t fly over private property.
  • Don’t fly over fires or crime scenes.
  • If you are ever approached by police, be polite and cooperative.

Which drone will you buy?

What We Left Behind

In 2017 television producer and screenwriter, Ira Steven Behr who was the showrunner and executive producer of the show, announced he had reconvened much of the former cast and crew of Star Trek Deep Space Nine for a documentary film entitled What We Left Behind. The purpose behind it was to commemorate 25 years of `Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, an exploration of the film’s legacy. It had a very positive response and surpassed its fundraising goals, and this success lead to ground-breaking conversions of Deep Space Nine footage into higher definition although it caused some delays. A screening version was released in late 2018 in Hollywood, New York, and at the Destination Star Trek convention in the U.K.

By February 2017, the documentary was partially finished, according to Behr, with an Indiegogo fundraising page set up to crowdsource the rest of the money needed to complete it. In addition to interviews with cast and crew, the documentary will explore Deep Space Nines legacy; Behr also reconvened the series’ old writers’ room to develop a script for the first episode of an imagined eighth season, which will be featured in the film. In 2017, a fundraiser for the documentary surpassed its target of nearly $150,000 within a day of going live. It went on to raise over $500,000 by March 2017, almost four times the amount requested. When it concluded it had raised over $631,000 from thousands of donators.

the documentary would have original music scored by Star Trek veterans Dennis McCarthy (256 Star Trek episodes scored) and Kevin Kiner (10 Star Trek episodes scored). The documentary’s producer is Kai de Mello-Folsom, in consultation with others from the original creative team including Star Trek franchise legends such as Michael Okuda, Jonathan West, and Doug Drexler. The documentary includes interviews with the following:

  • Cecily Adams
  • Marc Alaimo
  • Rene Auberjonois
  • Ira Steven Behr
  • Hans Beimler
  • Felecia Bell Rutkowski
  • Rick Berman
  • Marc Bernardin
  • Avery Brooks
  • Casey Biggs
  • B.C. Cameron
  • David Carson
  • Jeffrey Combs
  • Dan Curry
  • James Darren
  • Nicole de Boer
  • Michael Dorn
  • Doug Drexler
  • RenĂ© Echevarria
  • Aron Eisenberg
  • Terry J. Erdmann
  • Terry Farrell
  • Lolita Fatjo
  • Max GrodĂ©nchik
  • Hana Hatae
  • J.G. Hertzler
  • Penny Johnson Jerald
  • David Livingston
  • Cirroc Lofton
  • Junie Lowry-Johnson
  • Dennis Madalone
  • Chase Masterson
  • Kerry McCluggage
  • Colm Meaney
  • Ronald D. Moore
  • Bill Mumy
  • Larry Nemecek
  • Denise Okuda
  • Michael Okuda
  • Robert O’Reilly
  • Steve Oster
  • Michael Piller
  • John Putnam
  • Lou Race
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Ben Robinson
  • Wallace Shawn
  • Armin Shimerman
  • Alexander Siddig
  • Luke Snailham (uncredited)
  • Ian Spelling
  • Ron Surma
  • Nana Visitor
  • Jonathan West
  • Michael Westmore
  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe
  • Herman Zimmerman

The Day After A Long Leave

The day after a long leave is the worst you can ever have. Going back to work is a sad thing! Hehehehe. And especially when you work a late evening shift that ends at 3:30 am like mine. You end up feeling sleepy by 12 am as usually on my holiday I am in bed by then, underneath the covers and cozy. just waiting for a few minutes before I drift off. But no, midnight at the office means another 3.5  hours still left. I usually go for a coffee by 1 am.

Even worse is not getting enough sleep. Monday afternoon I even managed to sleep for 90 minutes in the afternoon, knowing that I will be tired later on in the shift. Still I was tired. I reached home by 3:50 am but there was no power. So I waited for 10 minutes so the security guard could switch on the generator to power the elevator and then came up to my apartment. I started sweating in the night but I managed to change my clothes and slip in between the sheets. I watched videos on Youtube for 20 minutes before sleep hit me. It was 6 am before the power came on.

I had woken up at the time as I was sweating and realized that the power had come on but I hadn’t switched the fan on in my bedroom. 30 minutes had passed since the power came on. I got up, switched the fan on, went to the loo to relieve myself and then came back in. I drank some water and slept till 11:45 am. And I am still tired. I even napped for an hour. Too tired even now. Ugh!

Burnley 0 Arsenal 0

Burnley wasted the chance to punish Arsenal, who escaped from Turf Moor with a point from a goalless draw. The Clarets at least ended a run that had seen them beaten in their previous 11 games against the Gunners, but the home side should have had more. After riding some early pressure from the visitors, Burnley gradually asserted themselves to bombard the Arsenal goal with headed efforts. Jeff Hendrick and James Tarkowski were most culpable of missing with headers, both failing to hit the target from close range, while Jay Rodriguez volleyed against the underside of the bar when he should have scored. Arsenal extend their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions, as well as being unbeaten in seven successive Premier League away games.

In truth, though, they were uninspired for long periods of this game, failing to gain a boost from the return of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a three-match ban. It was Aubameyang who had their best chances, miscuing when put through by David Luiz and later heading wide. The draw sees both teams make marginal gains up the table, Arsenal to 10th and Burnley 11th, both on 31 points. Burnley entered this game on the back of league victories over Leicester and Manchester United, and will wonder how they did not make it three in a row. In the opening stages, they looked in danger of being overwhelmed, but gradually outfought a Gunners side who were rarely without a player complaining, limping, or rolling around on the floor.

Burnley’s initial efforts were from reasonable range – Hendrick, Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil all firing shots away – but it was from balls into the box either side of half-time where the hosts really should have taken the lead. The Clarets swarmed all over the yellow shirts in the period after the break and it seemed unlikely they would get a better chance than when Hendrick missed the target with a header from six yards. They did. From similar range, Rodriguez’s side-foot volley came down from the underside of the bar and bounced away off the goalline, replays clearly showing the ball had not crossed.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : Romantic Movies

  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Probably, Maybe
  • The Notebook
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • The Before Trilogy
  • Sleepess In Seattle
  • La La Land
  • The Proposal
  • Love Story
  • Titanic
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

I’m not very big into romantic movies. Though some of them are among my favourite films of all time, I don’t eagerly go and seek out romance films unlike I do for horror, scifi or fantasty films. But these are my fav 11 romantic films of all time that I can enjoy watching over and over again.