The world of cursive writing: How to improve handwriting?

Somethings about Cursive writing:

The term cursive derives from Middle French cursif from Medieval Latin cursivus, which literally means running. In the Arabic, Syriac, Latin, and Cyrillic alphabets, many or all letters in a word are connected (while others must not), sometimes making a word one single complex stroke. Steven Roger Fischer suggests that based on finds at Saqqara, the reed pen might well have been used for writing on parchment as long ago as the First Dynasty or about 3000 BC.

Cursive handwriting was originally conceived and invented as a calligraphic art form in the 16th century for the design of special greeting cards. From this writing, the joined-up Latin source writing has developed.

Don’t you love flawless writing or even reading the nicely handwritten letter?

Handwriting plays a major role in the acquisition of written language and spelling and is less to be regarded as a mere fine motor skill. Handwriting is a complex and major achievement of the brain that connects the language center, the motor area, cognition, and other areas. This means improved networking of the neural structures that are important for successful (not just academic) learning.

They say; “Spoken words fly away, written words remain”.

A handwritten letter to a loved one, an important signature or an elegantly designed invitation: there are moments when we want to give our signatures a very special touch. It has been proved time to time that elegant fountain pens or fine-tipped ball pen that bring pleasure to handwriting and highlight the personal nature of your script.

Every person’s handwriting is unique – reason enough to give it the attention it deserves. Lamy has high-quality writing instruments that transform manual writing into a special experience – and give personal handwriting the perfect touch.

Lamy brings on the table with high-quality, beautifully designed writing instruments, their timeless modern aesthetic and perfect functionality that will inspire you to create great things. It is wonderful to know how these pens are made.

To improve your handwriting, you must take time to finish one word before jumping to the next. Once you are confident writing with Lamy pen’s fine point, start writing difficult or longer words in one go, you will see improvement as you write more.

Write your mind, do not copy from the book or newspaper to practice. try writing what comes in your mind. It will also help in utilizing thousands of words we stored in our brain. Always read after you finish writing. It is amazing to cherish and feel the accomplishment of what we have done so far.

An Android smartwatch that will definitely get your attention

Fossil Gen5 the Carlyle Hr Men Digital Display Smart Digital Smart-Touchscreen Watch is one of the latest smartwatches launched this season. Unlike Samsung de Grisogono Gear S2 that is selling for about 5,000 KD and Brikk Lux watch Omni selling for merely 38,331 KD for one smartwatch. whatsoever, there is not just one designer brand offering modified smartwatches with minimal or merely no modifications. We devour the most loveable and most selling smartwatches that are not sold by the core manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei or apple. It is none other than the most authentic, vintage-inspired, creatively charged, your favorite leather fashion brand Fossil.

Fossil is a global lifestyle brand specializing in consumer fashion accessories. It designs, markets, distributes and retails accessory products under both owned and licensed brand names. A distinctive modern vintage design aesthetic defines the Fossil brand, fusing elements of vintage creative culture, Mid-Century Modern design, and contemporary fashion.

Let us look into Fossil smartwatch for android phone users

Here are some specification of this beautiful timepiece;

Dial size 44 mm
Dial material Stainless Steel
Dial color Digital Display
Dial shape Round
Strap Material Silicon
Strap Closure Strap Buckle
Water resistance 5 ATM
Movement Smart Digital
Collection Gen5 The Carlyle Hr
Gender Men
Functionality Smart-Touchscreen

This Fossil watch features classic design and modern technology. This 44Mm Carlyle Hr Touchscreen Smartwatch Features A Black Silicone Strap, Speaker Functionality, Increased Storage Capacity And Three Smart Battery Modes To Extend Battery Life For Multiple Days. Smartwatches Powered With Wear Os By Google Are Compatible With Iphone® And Android™ Phones. Wear Os By Google And Other Related Marks Are Trademarks Of Google Llc. Supported Features May Vary Between Platforms. To Avoid Damage To Your Watch, Only Use With Included Charger. This watch indeed will win your heart and monitor your activity anytime anywhere.

Browse from a variety of smartwatches in the different watchbands, body-color, and dial size.

What’s up on White Friday? White Friday deals you want to see on your screen

So, here we are at the end of the year season and everyone is planning for shopping like Black Friday and end of the year sale like Boxing Day sale in the Americas, we do things differently in the Middle East. Our White Friday sale is indeed the biggest and the largest sale happening every year in all Middle Eastern countries. Although it occurs at the end of November, the sale continues to attract customers for a number of days depending on each retail corporation.

This is the time of the year, most of the retail brands offer exciting discounts on their newest or piled up inventory, to be true. This is the time where you see each store has appealing store signs, decorations and displays you can’t resist to check in. At Ontime, we are offering attractive discount on everything we sell online, even on discounted items. Isn’t it amazing?

Why not to show you some of the best deals we bet you won’t find anywhere;

FOSSIL Buckner Men Brown Messenger

Buckner is our “take me anywhere” staple, ready for everything from your morning commute to your weekend adventures. This nylon messenger features a padded laptop sleeve and extra tech pockets for your gear.

Timex Marathon By Timex Digital Full Size Men Lcd Digital Watch

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As winter starts, our body demands physical activity as we balance our immune system. Timex Marathon By Timex Digital Full Size Digital Watch comes with Lcd Dial And silicon strap is an ideal watch to wear this season if you’ll be moving your body this winter. You cannot go wrong with the prize of this digital watch, add the white Friday discount and own this watch with unbelievable prize.

Roberto Cavalli Rc-94 Women Multicolor Quartz Analog Watch

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Dream of the fashion that will elevate your look with this Roberto Cavalli gold-tone watch with green tone snakehead dial, paved crystals, and stylish twisted wrist band, you will always want to keep it on. The watch belongs to the latest RC collection and is the unbelievably competitive price, do not forget to add the white Friday promo code to avail an extra 25% off the discounted price. Settle for the best and you will be noticed everywhere you go with this watch.

This is not it. We have a huge collection of designer jewelry, accessories and purses for every soul. From men’s jewelry to travel accessories you will find variety of brand deals right on one click. Shop now, the White Friday deal is ending soon.

Which one is your favorite? Browse our online store and choose the latest trend that lasts longer and keeps your pocket unemptied.

Winter is here, time to shuffle your closet

Winter is around the corner and all we do at this time is to dig into our closets, suitcases and storage compartments to find winter outfits, shawls, sweaters, jackets, gloves and cozy scarfs that make you feel utterly warm at your transit between work and home or traveling to some snowy destination. Although this year’s winter seems like playing hide and seek, we can utilize this time to be prepared and not surprisingly get sick overnight from cold wind.

The very first step you want to take is, take out all your winter outfits and lay them into the shade and let them breath some fresh air, they do not have to be under direct Sun for discoloration, though.

As we all know, we wear winter outfits hardly a few months in a year, we do not even buy new ones every year, however, shuffle your closet, and align all your outfits which you will be wearing underneath the wintery garment. Wool and fur are those types of winter outfits that need extra care while washing, drying, wearing and storing. We have a few tips for you that will remind you not to miss a thing.

As you may know, wool is naturally non-allergenic. If wearing woolen items results in a rash, it may be due to the presence of wool wax known as lanolin. Sweaters and other woolen garments tend to lose their shape quite easily. It may shrink in size if not washed properly. Things to remember are:

  • Read the label before washing. Some garments are dry clean only, do not wash them home
  • Wash wool less frequently.
  • Wash darks and lights separately.
  • Use a gentle detergent.
  • You can wash small spots or dirt, food spots separately before putting garments into the machine
  • Turn the garment inside out before you wash it.
  • Soak the garment in cold water before you put it in the machine.
  • Always use a cold water cycle.
  • Tumble dry only if it says on the label
  • Iron clothes only if says in label, it must have ironing symbol
  • Never make the error of hanging your woolen clothes in the wardrobe.
  • For storage purposes, always fold them properly and keep them in a cabinet or boxes, or place them on a shelf that doesn’t come in contact with the walls.
  • Always add mothballs and cedar chips while storing woolen clothes. This will kill and repel insects.

Many manufacturers recommend not to hand wash or machine wash woolen clothes. Instead, they insist on getting them dry cleaned. As you know, all clothing items have care instruction labels sewn in them. If the label clearly says “Dry Clean Only”, always take the clothes to a professional dry cleaner.

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Now that you have made up your mind to go pro with your storing event, incorporate vibrant colors in your everyday look, match your favorite jewelry and handbag to look cautious fashion goer without making any efforts. Do not forget to eat healthy while keeping warm and walk in the Sun with sun screen lotion on.

THE ULTIMATE WORLD OF UNISEX WATCHES

We have attained heights and lights in inventing powerful watches, although the world of traditional watches still exists. What has changed is a human desire to wear watches in different ways and the multi-use of this accessory is popular nowadays. A Watch can be as big as one’s wrist can tolerate and as small as one wants to make it disappear. Women tend to wear watches more than men do in the market, which is surprising as men might think a watch is the only accessory to ornate. Today’s men live on the edge of their smartphones, they know what is in style. Women have established fast fashion while men have advanced into keeping the fashion censored as they pursue the change. 

The watch industry constantly thrives change in terms of utility and looks. You will find watches that can serve your needs and will not break the bank so as of those watches we only see on the blogging sites or on big screen display that belongs to premium fashion brands. How many of us believe if we over wear it, the value will depreciate? Treating your watch as a valuable asset shall be in practice despite its price tag. Choose your watch wisely, it needs to perform accurately when you depend on it.

We have three lightest watches for you to have a look, one of which will definitely make it to your closet. These watches are unisex watches which means it suits both by men and women.

D1 Milano Ultra Thin Unisex Blue Quartz Analog Watch

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D1-Milano is an Italian manufacturer in Milan of premium watches since 2013. CEO and Founder Dario Spallone creates designs that are effortlessly simple and portray a perfect combination of innovative technology and contemporary style. It is a contemporary watch brand that produces iconic and recognizably strong shapes rooted in Italian heritage. This unisex watch comes in various colors of leather straps and dial cases.

SKAGEN Aaren Unisex Yellow Quartz Analog Watch

This neon Aaren is one of our Kulor styles—named for the Danish word meaning to add color and fun. It features a 41mm aluminum case with a sandblasted dial, linear and numerical indexes, three-hand movement and a seconds-tracking sub-dial at the 6 o’clock hour. A quick-release pin construction makes it easy to interchange the silicone strap with any 20mm standard strap. You can change straps as you change your outfits! So colorful and so vibrant, you can even switch the watch with your bae on a trip!

Hugo Exist Unisex Watch

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A contemporary watch with a simple three-hand mechanism by HUGO. This timepiece features a case in brushed and polished stainless steel, a black sunray-brushed dial with shading for depth, and a pop of signature red at the six-hour marker. Securing with a leather strap, this sleek design offers everyday minimalism for business looks. This accessory is part of the new HUGO Unisex capsule, a collection designed to be worn by both men and women.

Ideal for today’s ladies and gentlemen, these watches will spark your wrist and will pass your budget for buying a branded watch.

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WEAR PINK, OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the humiliation of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates. Thus, community members and non-profit organizations raise awareness of breast cancer by organizing multiple events throughout the world. Breast cancer is not a fatal disease, 2% of deaths are occurring due to breast cancer compared to 32% from heart diseases and 56% from other types of cancer (According to World Health Organization).

The pink ribbon and wearing pink outfits are the most prominent symbols of breast cancer awareness, and in many countries, the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Increased awareness has increased the number of women receiving mammograms, the number of breast cancers detected, and the number of women receiving biopsies. Overall, as a result of awareness, breast cancers are being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage.

At the Ontime, we encourage everyone to wear pink, spreading awareness about this cancer at our online store. Our objective is to spread awareness through showing concerns to those who are diagnosed and of those who lost their lives. It is recommended for women to get a mammogram done once in their fruitful life and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Cancer is something, we have to fight until it totally vanishes from this planet. Until then, let us unite and support each and everyone and promote a healthy lifestyle to hunt fatal diseases.

THE SMALL BAG IS ALL YOU NEED

Why would one buy a small size bag when they have lots of stuff to carry?

Are you observing that smartphones are getting bigger so those earrings though, handbags instead are shrinking in sizes, look at all those glamorous bloggers and actors holding their bae in one arm and cute minis in the other! Shall we consider the small bag trend has begun?

Small purses were popular in the 1900s and were being carried by wealthy women in general. The trend was up n down as few popular brands then started introducing shopping bags and totes. These mini bags have made outside impression recently, thanks to runway fashion and party journals. From Kaylie Jenner to Rihanna, small bags have gone viral in celeb’s hands shared by millions of fans.

Although, the question remains the same, do my bag hold everything I can carry?

The answer lies in your needs, not wants. I may need a lipstick but I want to carry make-up palates. Do you get it? I need a wallet but I want a jewelry case, that might be too far. Today’s woman knows what she wants. However, we tend to bulge our bags with each and every essential considering if we want it handy. Consider these things; where you are going, what will be the use of items you are willing to carry in your bag and half of your confusion will be over. Carrying a small bag feels liberating, isn’t it?

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Now that we are fond of small bags that look elegant with no extra efforts, let’s look at these options. Don’t get disappointed when you see those most expensive bags by hardly affordable brands. You can indeed achieve similar look and persona by shopping with us. At Ontime, you’ll get the best-priced Handbags made by well-known designer brands.

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Look for the one that does most of the job, can carry cash, IDs, cards, and phone. It may also carry keys, lipstick, and compact essentials if you have plans for spending little more time outside. Your next bag can be a small hand bag, sling bag, cross body shoulder bag or a belt bag. Choose the one that looks great with the outfit you’re wearing.

Again, Keep minimum stuff in your bag, keep space for shades and a phone before leaving the home. I would pick a neutral color and funky style or vibrant color and a sober style that can be matched with multiple outfits and shoes. Go fashionistas! You have a party to stop!

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BEST AFFORDABLE HANDBAGS

Contemporary brands always perform better when it comes to drawing attention to luxury possessions, be it the most expensive couture or an affordable version made by your favorite designer brand. Handbags became mandatory since we started collecting them and built an urge to bring valuables everywhere we go.

The story of handbags is merely wholesome. The oldest known purse dates back more than 5000 years and was a pouch worn by a man. A handbag normally called “purse” in American English, is a small bag for holding coins being used since the 17th Century. 17th-century purses were made of soft fabrics and leather worn by men and women both. The purse became handbag as we started using it to store larger accessories and essentials like documents and gadgets. Women’s bags grew larger and more complex during the 19th century. Women were taught embroidery as necessary skills for marriage, which later was used to make handbags and other decorative. Museum of bags and purses in Amsterdam displays a collection of bags used from the 17th century, made of hard cases and carpetbag style clothes, too. From coins to paper currencies, from hard folders to laptops and from pagers to smartphones, handbags have been invented many a time by the number of designers and well-known shoemakers who were constantly using leather materials.

Creating a niche for a handbag is something, every retail fashion would do. We have reasons to keep a handbag, be it at work or while traveling. Handbags, messenger bags, laptop bags, backpacks, wallets, clutches, and totes do wonder on the go. Finding which is the most affordable handbag comes down to which bag is currently on sale and also widely available in the market for online shoppers. Depending on your need, look into a few factors of these bags we have collected for you at Ontime.

Fossil bags are some of the highly recommended handbag brands this season. Looking at the quality and stitching of these leather bags, you’ll definitely feel the price is right! They come in fun and classic both types. Choose it wisely, these bags last long if you maintain properly. Treat them as a fashion accessory at the same time try on various occasions to get attention.

Don’t tease yourself if you’re on a budget. It is easy to fall into the trap of cheap thrills and unknown brands, although compromising with the quality hits hard when you are testing them for real. One of the best handbags you see around you is DKNY. Their leather, texture, and patterns will amaze you. We are proud to have a huge collection of DKNY bags to choose form.

Venice born Italian brand Pomikaki has such incredible designs and colors in ladies’ handbags. Created for contemporary women, these bags fit any occasion at any time. Again, the brand stands for timeless elegance in fashion bags, you can choose from classic plain colors to colorful patterned handbags that store a handsome amount of stuff you need at work.

We have twinset bags for teens and those who want to live young every moment. These fancy bags come in different styles and sizes to allure your fashion taste. They are most affordable and space friendly purses. We have crossbody bags and women handbags that fits just few things as you wanted. Take them to your tea, coffee or movie night.

Fancy girls wear Versace jeans bags. The virtus bags from Versace jeans give you after dark complements. Few of those who carry the least yet important items at the party or dinner night outs will carry these beautiful bags. Tag with an affordable price tag seems too good to be true. At Ontime, we speak your style. Browse from genuine & contemporary styles or steadfast everyday handbags at the great price range.

DIWALI SHOPPING AND GIFT IDEAS

What is, so much about this, Diwali?

Diwali “the festival of lights” is celebrated around the world by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists every autumn according to the Hindu calendar. This Indian festival is celebrated in each corner of the world for different reasons. Hindus celebrate on the arrival of Lord Rama back in their kingdom following 14 years of depart called “Vanvasa”. Sikhs celebrate Diwali on the occasion of release from the prison of their sixth religious leader (guru) Guru Hargobind Singh and 52 other princes with him. Diwali has a very special significance in Jainism as well. It marks the anniversary of Nirvana or liberation of Mahavira’s soul, the twenty-fourth and last Jain Tirthankara of present cosmic age. The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India. The culture and tradition from every part of the country are so vibrant, remembering their roots in India, people living around the world, celebrate Diwali with lots of joy. With “Diwali” starts the new year according to Hindu calendar. This year, we want to celebrate this festival of lights with all of you. We have introduced exclusive offers to make the festive look fashionable and remarkable. Let’s go straight into, items you can buy and those you can gift on this festive.

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Watches

Watches are men’s favorite possession. For women, the watch is more than just an accessory. Timepieces we sell on our websites are genuine, trendy and when the price is right, you feel like buying more than one at a time is a great deal. We carry watches for all ages and all tastes. You may also want to gift a watch to your boss or your parents on this occasion or bring a gift for your loved ones on your flight back home. Michael Kors, Coach, Swarovski, Just Cavalli, Armani, Fossil, Ferrari, Casio, Boss, and Police are few of the most popular brands of all time.

Are you a smartwatch person? Treat yourself with a brand new Apple or Samsung smartwatch. Check out our brand new Samsung Galaxy Active 2 models, with great gadgets comes great powers. These unisex models surely wow your fashion appetite to stay fit and upgraded.

We have trendy belts to change your style as you change places. Think of the watch as a special gift on this festive and get the best prices of watches and watch sets. 

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Men’s Jewelry & accessories

What is so special about Men’s jewelry? Men usually don’t feel like overloading on regular days, however, on special occasions like Diwali, we have bracelets, wallets and few funky items on display that will for sure draw your attention. Not just shades, Check out branded items for affordable rates, you may feel like gifting some as we freeze the price. Check out Men’s bags, pouches, wallets and backpacks and laptop bags. They’re something you can readily invest into!

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women’s jewelry & accessories

When we dress up, we think of accessories that should match with the outfit and something judicious to apparel the occasion. This Diwali season, we want you to look pretty and traditional to signify your love for the customs you follow for thousands of years. Dressing up with matching accessories is a bonus for everyone. Choose from a variety of necklace sets and other branded jewelry, you will find the one that goes with many. Going out for dinner, you will need a handbag that goes with your outfit and carries all your essentials, we have it all.

REVIEWING THE BRAND NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY ACTIVE 2 SMARTWATCH

September means so much for all of us. The season is changing, the lifestyle is revolving from indoors to outdoors and of course, we need to box out new styles that match with our new office look or evening sweater. For tech-lovers, September is when they start betting on new gadgets. Samsung has just launched a Brand new Galaxy smartwatch 2 and you need to take a peek at this to advance your android smartphone gear.

The brand new release of Samsung smartwatch is one of the reasons you ought to shop at Ontime. You heard it right, Ontime has announced to launch Samsung smartwatch’s brand new version Samsung Active 2 unisex models at Ontime stores. This watch holds more than just a watch strapped to imitate smartwatch features. Let’s head straight into what is there for you!

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This watch features:

  • Either a 1.3-inch (46mm) or 1.2-inch (42mm) Super AMOLED touch display with Gorilla DX+ glass
  • 5 ATM water resistance and IP68 dust resistance
  • Either a 472mAh battery (46mm) or 270mAh battery (42mm)
  • Runs Tizen OS 4.0
  • Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15 GHz processor
  • A heart rate monitor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer
  • The LTE version includes 1.15GB of RAM and 4GB of storage
  • The Bluetooth version includes 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage

The powerful watchmakers claim to have redefined the battery life of this new smartwatch, which will stay active for several days on a single charge. These new models come in 3G/LTE with 42mm or 46mm dials, the price difference is merely jumping here and there in terms of dials and types. All watches are finished with silicon strap that is made of high quality. The weight of this watch is as light as the previous models and the look is gorgeous, believe me. The Galaxy smartwatch also features some health-oriented features, including heart rate monitoring to build a baseline for each user. So when it detects that your heart is racing, it’ll prompt you to relax probably by haptic feedback sound. It also tracks fitness and allows you to pick your activity. It’ll track sleep patterns as well, and it will try to qualify how well you’re sleeping. So far, you will be either eased with virtual bezel or miss the ticking feeling of the past model, although you won’t take time to get used to with it.

This new Galaxy smartwatch gadget is an excellent sports gear that will do more than just tracking your fitness activities for sure. The virtual bezel has no more rotating structure but is a touch-sensitive strip with lots of functional features that will enrich your urge to stay active. It is a right time to invest in this watch for sure.

Browse our page and feast your watch appetite today.