Friday, November 26, 2010

Menorah made of snow.

As we near Chanukah all the schools and learning programs make contests for the coolest looking Menorah and trying to find a winner for the most thought through, creative ideas.

Im my home its no different, only the children are abit older and ideas are more tough. We came up with this brilliant way to make a Menorah out of snow, and light it up bright so it can be seen from the street and down the block (and of course keep it safe)

This is how we did it! Read more:

Its called the "Ice cup". Try this, take two cups of different size, so one fits into the other rather loosely. fill the bigger one with water, and place the smaller cup inside. Then place weight (roll of coins) in middle of the dry cup number two.  Let it freeeeeze!

Once frozen you take out of the freezer, and its ready to use!

If done correctly the bottom of this thin ice cup should be very thin.
You place it upside on top of any candle (with adult supervision)

The idea is that the ice lights up with the candle, Not a small wick but now its beautiful to see it on the block!  Nice to see!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lox, Egg, Cheese sandwiched.

More pics to come throughout next week. These are the catering bagels for the Shabbos brocho at shul.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

“Sure ill have it” – Said the Nigerian scammer

It happens to the best of us, i was the victim of a scammer scheme and it costed me quite abit to watch him do his magic!  

I posted the phone for sale on a website similar to what people use in America, it’s a website to connect buyers and sellers for used goods

I got a call from this guy named “mike” he was interested in the phone and wanted to see it, he arranged to meet but arrived with no money and just wanted to make sure I had the phone and was in new condition, he then said he would withdraw the correct amount from the ATM.  So I showed him the phone, asked the usual questions – all normal
Meanwhile I didn’t realize he brought with him a exact copy model fake phone, and somehow distracted me and swapped the phone for a exact fake model (worth about $1, and 2 seconds later had the real phone in his pocket) without noticing I placed the fake right back in the box and packed it away while he went to the ATM.

Of course he came back with insufficient fund and said he would return in 10m only to run off with the phone in his pocket and leaving me with a fake.

He said things along these lines
“It’s a really nice phone Im really interested”
“don’t sell it to anyone else”
“ill be taking it for sure! Im just genna come back for it”
“oh did you say 3700 I thought it was 3500” (he knew the entire time, I just thought he wanted to bargain)

What can I say, pretty clever and he knew what he was doing and now that this has happened to me I can warn you all! You can never be too careful or naive . Make sure he shows you the cash (if he’s interested he will have all the money with him) don’t let him touch it till he buys it or gives you the money. Have it recorded with a store video camera and let him know hes being watched (can be tru or not)

I wouldn’t be too paranoid in other country’s like America, but if your doing these kind of deals in Africa you shall be more then careful with these Nigerian cowards.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Project "Geuss who?"

Just started a project "Geuss who?"  if you can geuss whos been to Cafe 613 you get a free coffee!! (its my new 365! This is 2/365)

Monday, November 1, 2010