Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018


It is been a long time club T.R.A.C.S had a life artist. 
But on Tuesday 18th at Noon SLT (9pm CET), we have Mr. Mikey life from the UK.

Mr Mikey doesn't remember a time when he wasn't singing.  However, it was his first live performance that awakened his talents as an entertainer.  That dynamic exchange of energy between artist and audience left Mr Mikey feeling positively euphoric.

Mr Mikey shares that joy of song, sound, and stage every time he turns on the mic. He treats every performance as a collaborative endeavor, encouraging audience requests and dedications.
Whether he is singing to five or fifty, Mr Mikey possesses the unique ability to lift spirits and spark smiles.

Mr Mikey favors an upbeat songlist populated by an eclectic mix of music from the 50's, 60's, country charts, early Rock ‘n’ Roll, easy listening ballads, and from artists such as Bobby Vee, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Billy Fury, and Marty Robbins.

There wil not be a contest and also no Trivia, but the money giver will be on and there will be some random gifts. 
The event will take place on the Ice Rink!


It was not very busy at our party. Also the deejay did not showed up.That starts to become a repetition. Good that we always have a stream so we could dance. Anyway, here are the snapshots.

Friday, December 14, 2018


T.R.A.C.S at the Ice Rink on River Island

International Tea Day

International Tea Day is observed annually on December 15.
It has been celebrated since 2005 in tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania.
International Tea Day aims to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers and has been linked to requests for price supports and fair trade.

After initial discussions at the World Social Forum in 2004, the first International Tea Day was celebrated in New Delhi in 2005, with later celebrations organized in Sri Lanka in 2006 and 2008. International Tea Day celebrations and the related Global Tea Conferences have been jointly organized by trade union movements.

In 2015, the Indian government proposed expanding the observance of International Tea Day through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Tea for Two (song)

"Tea for Two" is a song from the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar. It is a duet sung by Nanette and Tom (Louise Groody and Jack Barker) in Act II as they imagine their future. It was also sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae in the 1950 musical film, Tea for Two.


Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.

Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India. Combined, China and India supplied 62% of the world's tea in 2016.

The term herbal tea refers to drinks not made from Camellia sinensis: infusions of fruit, leaves, or other parts of the plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are sometimes called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with tea made from the tea plant.
Culinary Uses
  • The fresh young, light greens leaves contain about 4% caffeine and are harvested for tea production.
  • The leaves are steamed and dried for green tea, or fermented and dried for black tea.
  • For ordinary home use the leaves are infused in hot water and used as the drink that is commonly known as tea.
  • Cold tea can be used as a soaking liquid to flavour dried fruit and ham.
  • Leaf extracts are fermented to make kombucha.
  • The seeds of Camellia sinensis can be pressed to yield tea oil, a sweetish seasoning and cooking oil.
Parts Used
  • The shoot tip and the first two to three leaves are handpicked every second week throughout the growing season from plants over three years old - to be dried for later use.
  • The seeds are pressed for oil.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Winter sport

A winter sport or winter activity is a recreational activity or sport which is played on snow or ice. Most such sports are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally such sports were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and artificial ice allow more flexibility. Artificial ice can be used to provide ice rinks for ice skating, ice hockey and bandy in a milder climate.

Common individual sports include cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and snowmobiling. Common team sports include ice hockey, curling and bandy. Based on the number of participants, ice hockey is by far the world's most popular winter sport, followed by bandy. Winter sports often have their own multi-sport tournaments, such as the Winter Olympic Games.
Snow and ice during the wintertime has led to other means of transportation, such as sledges, skis and skates. This also led to different pastimes and sports being developed in the winter season as compared to other times of the year. Naturally, winter sports are more popular in countries with longer winter seasons.
While most winter sports are played outside, ice hockey, speed skating and to some extent bandy have moved indoors starting in the mid-20th century. Indoor ice rinks with artificial ice allow ice skating and hockey to be played in hot climates.

Winter Sports by Type:
Ice Sports
Curling, ice boating, ice fishing, and ice skating sports such as ice figure skating, ice hockey, and ice speed skating.

Snow Sports
Includes skiing, sledding, snow kiting, snow skating, snowboarding, and many other snow sports.

Sledding Sports
Bobsledding, Sledding, Snow Ludge, Snowmobiling and Toboganning

Christmas Market Party

And here are the snapshots..............