Why choose boarding school for your child?

There was a time when sending children to boarding school is the hardest decision for parents. Boarding schools were once equated to incredibly strict administrators and cold nights spent on lumpy beds. This was back in the 50s and 60s. But the conditions are very different now. These days, modern boarding schools are becoming more and more appealing not only to the parents but also to the children. If you are still not convinced, here are a couple of great reasons to enroll your child in a boarding school. Excellent Facilities Day schools have great facilities that could develop your child’s overall well-being. Some have swimming pools, running tracks, open fields, and gyms that are open for those interested in sports. For the more academically inclined, there are also other facilities such as libraries and science laboratories.         Now, imagine all these facilities being available to your child even past the normal school hours. Think of all the time they could dedicate to learning something that is worthwhile of their time. In boarding schools, students would have more time in their hands to dedicate in their chosen craft. Responsibility and Independence. Because they will be far from home, children would have to do a lot of things by themselves. This is the greatest advantage that one could get from staying in boarding schools. It is also one advantage that children can carry with them even until they are adults. Most boarding schools are also known for their rigorous academics and constant supervision. With all these factors at play, kids are sure to develop in themselves a sense of responsibility that...

4 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Road Bike

  There are several factors that you need to consider when buying a road bike. Keep in mind that road bikes are specifically built for paved roads. Because they are designed for travelling at high speeds, they are often referred to as racing bicycles. How they are built and assembled are also different compared to other types of bikes like mountain and cruiser bikes. Here are the factors you should take into account when buying a road bike:     1) Frame and fork material The frame and fork of a bicycle can be made of any of the following materials: steel, aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, and titanium. Steel and aluminum alloy frames are very common because they are more affordable. But if you want a bike with an incredible strength to weight ratio, it’s advisable that you get one made of titanium or carbon fiber. Another benefit of titanium and carbon fiber is that they won’t corrode unlike steel.         2) Size The measurements of the frame should be suitable to your body type and weight. Your performance will largely depend on how comfortable you are when you are riding. If the bike is too small for your weight, it will break down more often. The height and position of the seat, stem, and handle bars are also very important. Have them adjusted to fit your body proportions.         3) Groupset Generally speaking, you should go for a groupset that contains a chainset with a gear ratio which is a bit lower than the standard ratio. For instance, a gear ratio of...

4 Must-Eat Foods in Kota Kinabalu

  A trip to Kota Kinabalu (KK) is not enough until you’ve tasted some of the best dishes this coastal city has to offer. While KK is famous for its seafood, there are also other amazing non-seafood dishes you need to try. Here are 4 must-eat dishes you need to order when you’re in KK.       Fish Noodle It’s probably one of the most authentic, local dish people can get in KK. The thick noodles are made from fish paste. It is served drenched in a clear broth that is just as flavorful. There is one catch, though. Fish noodle often sells out quickly so people need to get it as early as 8 o’clock in the morning. Many tourists who come to KK never get the chance to taste it because they sell out fast.       Bak Kut Teh It’s not seafood but it’s a must-try when you’re in KK. Bak kut teh is a hearty meat dish where big chunks of pork are stewed in a rich, aromatic broth that has cloves, garlic, fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon and coriander. It is also known as a “pork rib soup.” For people who don’t eat or like pork, bak kut teh also has beef, mutton and even ostrich meat variants. Best eaten with steaming white rice but it can also be eaten with you tiao, which is a type of savory dough fritters. One order usually serves 3 to 4 people. It’s a great dish to order for family-style meals.       Baked Fish And Lemon Risotto While KK offers a great variety...

5 Essential Accessories For The Beginner Cyclist

  So you have just bought a brand new bicycle. Now what? Well, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary tools and accessories before you climb aboard and ride away. First of all, you have to keep your safety in mind especially if you are going to ride through roads with mild to heavy traffic. And of course, you should be ready for problems that may occur along the road like flat tires, broken axles, or non-responding brakes.   Here are some of the most essential accessories you should have whenever you go on cycling trips:     1) Maintenance and emergency tools If you are going for a ride that’s longer than three kilometers, it’s advisable that you bring a repair kit with you. This kit may include a spare tube, a tire lever, and a pump. These accessories are available in portable models and you can easily put them in a rucksack or you can attach them to the frame of your bike.     2) Bike lights This is something you must have if you prefer cycling very early in the morning or at night. Bike lights serve two main purposes: as reflectors so that motorists and other cyclists can see you and as illuminators so that you can see the road ahead of you.     3) Bike lock If you regularly use your bike to get to work or to move around for errands, you are going to need a bike lock. You can either get a U-lock type or a chain lock. A chain lock would be more practical...

4 Things To Consider When Buying A Luxury Watch

  Purchasing luxury watches is a significant investment because they usually cost thousands of Malaysian ringgits. Luxury watches are sophisticated timepieces and if you want to buy one, you need to be knowledgeable about what they’re worth and what differentiates them from each other. Below are some of the factors that you must consider before you make the purchase:   1) The year the watch was released   Generally speaking, new models of timepieces command the highest prices. And rightly so because they are updated with new models and features. The seller should be able to tell you what year the watch came out. It’s still advisable that you do your own research to ensure that the information the seller provides you is accurate. It’s very important that you avail of this information especially if you plan on reselling the watch.     2) The credibility of the seller   You have two main options if you want to buy luxury watches in Malaysia. You can purchase directly from the company that sells a particular brand. Or you can purchase from a retailer. If you’re dealing with a retailer, make sure that it’s credible and reputable. Transparency is very important when it comes to the luxury watch market. A transparent seller is one who has been authorized by a particular brand to sell their watches. Only purchase from authorized retailers to avoid being duped with counterfeit watches.     3) The warranty   The seller should be offering warranties to all of its customers. If you encounter problems with the watch you purchased, you should be able to return...