SINGAPORE: Beer that tasted like vinegar was not what home brewer Mark Chen had in mind. But that was what he often ended up with when he first picked up home brewing as a hobby four years ago. “It doesn’t always turn out well,” he recalled with a laugh. But in a corner of his home in Hougang he persevered. With a second-hand brewing kit from a friend, Mr Chen would spend hours every Saturday hoping to perfect a pint with different grains, hop varieties and yeast strains. He soon improved and began moving away from following recipes in home-brewing magazines to experimenting on his own. “My wife loves to cook and she experiments a lot, which inspires me,” said Mr Chen. “We always go to the market together and at the spices and dry herbs section, I started asking myself why all these ingredients are found in local food, but not beer. That’s when I started experimenting.” READ: Creative Capital: The young Singapore brewer taking craft beer to new heights Now, some of … [Read more...] about IN FOCUS: Brewing craft beer and spirits in Singapore – a toast to business success?
Brace yourselves. Crafts are coming. You know in your heart that you're destined to sit on the Iron Throne, or deserve your own set of dragon triplets. Unfortunately, those kinds of things are only available to Westerosi — unless you're willing to shell out $30,000 for a replica throne in your living room. See also: 24 'Game of Thrones' Prints to Decorate Your Wall Since you can't actually go to the Seven Kingdoms, you'll have to bring the Seven Kingdoms to you. Even a Khaleesi has to get a little crafty sometimes. 1. Paper Mache Dragon Eggs These crafty-looking props look so life-like, they're practically ready to hatch. No walking through fire required. Image: @crystal_nebula on Instagram 2. Dragon Egg Necklace This easy tutorial uses polymer clay and and an oven to sculpt and bake your own precious dragon egg. Image: Nerds and Nomsense 3. Game of Coasters Your stein of ale needs a proper resting place while your watching your … [Read more...] about All Men Must DIY: 10 Crafts Inspired by ‘Game of Thrones’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is working with the Kentucky legislature to change the current seat vacancy laws when a Senate seat has been vacated before an election. McConnell has been in the Senate since 1985. Last November he made short work of the election by winning his seventh term. Kentucky Republicans told the Intercept , “McConnell has compiled a shortlist of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term.” The report said: The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar. Currently, in Kentucky, the power to appoint when a seat is vacant goes to the Governor, who is Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY). Senate Bill 228 was filed on February 10, … [Read more...] about McConnell Working to Cement Legacy In Kentucky
SATURDAY Saturday Live: 10am-midday in the Timaru CBD at Strathallan Corner. Live music, dress-up characters, classic car displays, children’s activities, and more. Geraldine Farmers Market: 9am-12.30pm at St Mary’s Church on Talbot St, Geraldine. Live music, coffee, and a range of stalls. Timaru Artisan Farmers’ Market: 9am-12.30pm near the Speights Ale House/I-Site on George St. Great range of fresh produce and artisan crafts. Temuka Farmers Market: 10am-1pm at the Temuka town square on King St. Plants, books, jewellery, knitting, and more. SUNDAY Hadlow to Harbour: 9.30am at Hadlow Rd for 10km event, 9.45am at Countdown on Church St for 3km event. Walk, jog, or run to raise money for various South Canterbury charities. Entry is $10 for adults, $4 for school children, and free for toddlers and babies. Beach dig: 11am at Caroline Bay, Timaru. Children aged 12 and under dig for prizes. ONGOING Cellular Memory: Noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the … [Read more...] about What’s on in South Canterbury: March 5-7, 2021
Garmin Lily Women’s Fitness Classic Smartwatch Score Details “The Garmin Lily brings much-needed feminine flair to a mostly masculine fitness watch market.” Stylish, classic look Pulse oximeter Outstanding sleep and wellness tracking Decent battery life Grayscale display No onboard GPS No music storage MSRP $250.00 Smartwatches are typically built for function and not fashion, which is why the Garmin Lily stands out. With its slender styling and feminine color choices, the Lily has been carefully crafted with women in mind. Garmin hits the mark when it comes to appearance with the Lily, but surprisingly falls a bit short in features. Petite size is perfect There is little doubt that Garmin can make monstrous GPS watches, but the Lily shows that Garmin can successfully downsize, too. Its petite round face (34.5mm) and slim 14mm band make the Lily ideal for women. It fits my wrist perfectly and is among the most comfortable … [Read more...] about Garmin Lily review: Fashionable fitness watch with a few shortcomings