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Friday, 10 April 2020

Brothers in Arms #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends,

Being an elder brother I wonder sometimes how fun it was when we were young and put me go into a flashback. I am sitting alone in my own area and start to think about all the fun, sad, angry, hopeless, hopeful and joyous moments.
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures
The times when I used to bully him into getting do it my way or the highway. He would eventually succumb to my requests or orders. But sometimes he will revolt against me and complain about it to our parents and then I used to get a thrashing from them. 
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures
The times when we were angry and wanted to fight and he took me to the corner to save me from getting hurt. I have done the same for him to save him from all those elder kids in the colony who used to tease him. 
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures
The times when he put his hands on my shoulder when I was feeling down and hopeless. His spirit of love and care towards me gave me enough hope to do the comeback through all struggles of my life. We have laughed together, prayed together and consoled each other. 
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures
At the end of the day, I could sleep safely and without any fear as my brother is near me and he will protect me from all the dangers of this world. The protection will happen even though we are talking to each other or not as for the external world, we are always together. 
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures
All these images were taken at Lion and Rhino Nature Reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa using Nikon D7000 camera. I miss those days my younger brother and I am sure that you miss your siblings too. 
Namaste!!!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel

Hi Friends, 

13 creative new ways to #KeepPlaying and have UNO® fun with family and housemates while staying home! 
  • Methods of play include UNO® Big Hands and UNO® Bingo, helping to make games last longer 
  • UNO® new ideas come as Mattel launches Mattel Playroom a helpful resource to keep all families entertained during these times 
Mattel announces 13 creative new ways to play UNO®, making games more fun and extending the gameplay! This Easter, Mattel encourages friends and family to #KeepPlaying and stay home, offering players all-new different challenges alongside the nostalgia of the classic UNO® brand game – the world's #1 card game. 

The new ways to play debuted on the UNO® Instagram page with UNO® Bingo, which challenges players to carry out many moves during their game to call Bingo! Everyone can play with their family and join the social conversation using the #KeepPlaying hashtag. 

Featuring UNO® Bingo, UNO® Slaps and UNO® Big Hands as some of the methods of play, families, and friends of all ages can enjoy challenging new ways to play. 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® SECRET 
UNO® has a secret! At the beginning of the game, everyone is dealt a card face down. They can look at it, but it has to stay face-down the whole game and then becomes the last card you are allowed to play to win the round. Gameplay continues as usual until one player gets rid of ALL the cards in their hand. They then yell “UNO” to indicate they are down to one card (the “Secret” card). On their next turn, they have to be able to play their Secret card to win the round. If their Secret card doesn’t match the discard pile (or isn’t a Wild card), they have to draw a card from the Draw pile and keep playing. If they can play their Secret card, they WIN! 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® SLAPS 
Get ready for some hand-slappin’ fun! With this rule, you play UNO® like normal, except whenever someone plays the EXACT same card as the top of the discard pile (for example a Red 2 on Red 2), everyone races to slap the Discard pile. Once you slap it, keep your hand there and the last player to get their hand on the pile has to draw 2 cards! 

UNO® TINY HANDS 
No, you don’t need small appendages at the end of your arms for this rule, everybody just starts with three cards in their hand (instead of the usual seven). The action will come fast and furious, so be ready to yell “UNO” when you’re down to one card! 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® BIG HANDS 
When it comes to UNO, big hands mean big fun. Players start with 12 cards each and the rest of the game plays like regular UNO. Games may last longer but that’s where the big fun comes in! 

UNO® GOLF 
The object in real Golf is to get the LOWEST score, and it’s the same in UNO® Golf. After each round, whoever doesn’t win has cards left in their hand. Count those cards and keep them in a running tally on a separate sheet of paper. For example, Brian wins a round and Sally has three cards in left her hand so you mark three cards for Sally. Do the same for all other players (except Brian, who won the round) and then start another round. Keep playing, and when any player’s tally reaches 50 cards, look at everyone’s tally and whoever has the FEWEST amount of cards WINS! 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® BINGO 
UNO® has a new way to play and Bingo is its name-o! Simply print out the UNO® Bingo sheets from https://www.mattelgames.com/en-us/cards/uno and distribute one to each player. As you play, if you can pull off an achievement such as “Play a Zero” or “Reverse a Reverse” and it matches a square on your sheet, mark it off! If you’re the first player to get 5 in a line or all 4 corners, you WIN! 

UNO® STACK 
Get ready to pass the pain! If someone plays a Draw 2 card on you, normally you would have to draw the two cards and that would be your turn. But if you have a Draw 2 card in your hand, you can “stack” it on top of the one played on you and pass it to the next player. They now have to draw four cards because of the “stack.” If they have a Draw 2 card, they can “stack” it, too – and the next player now has to draw six cards! The stacking can continue until one player has no Draw 2 card to play and they have to draw the accumulated cards. Oh, and you can “stack” Draw 4 cards as well – OUCH! 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® REVERSE BOUNCE-BACK 
Right back atcha! When someone plays a Draw 2 card on you, if you have a Reverse card of the SAME COLOUR, you can play it and the penalty bounces back onto them! Now they have to draw the penalty cards! 

UNO® SKIP BOUNCE 
Skipping never felt so good. If someone plays a Draw 2 on you and you have a Skip card of the SAME COLOUR in your hand, you can play it and “bounce” the penalty to the next player! The next player must draw the two cards unless they have a Skip card (of any colour) they can play, in which case they pass the penalty to the next player and so on until no one has a Skip card and must draw two cards. 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® WILD +1 
Just like the name says, when you play a Wild card and choose a colour, you may play a card of that colour card on top of it! Normally you would have to wait until your next turn, but you can play this card IMMEDIATELY! 

UNO® KEEP DRAWING 
Normally when you don’t have a card in your hand to play, you take one card from the Draw Pile and that’s your turn. But with this rule, you have to KEEP DRAWING until you draw a card that you can play. Will it be one card? Five cards? TEN cards?! You’ll have to keep drawing to find out. 
Discover 13 Creative New Ways to Play UNO®! #KeepPlaying @Mattel
UNO® Quick Play 
This version keeps the game moving lightning fast! The game plays as usual, but at any time, if a player has a card that EXACTLY matches the discard pile (Yellow 7 on a Yellow 7), they can play it IMMEDIATELY even if it’s not their turn. This can go on until no one has a card to play, then play continues from the last person to play a card. 

UNO® MultipleS 
Twins, triplets, quads—in this version, multiples dominate. The game plays as usual, but any time a player has multiple cards of the same value, they can be played together. Get rid of all your 8s at once; play 2 skips, 3 reverses. You get the idea, get the idea, get the idea.

Namaste!!!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

Reflecting Your True Self #PhotoYatra #TheLifesWayCaptures

Hi Friends,

Reflecting to see what's inside of the universe is generally shown in the sci-fi movies where they try to find the new dimensions available and how to travel far and wide to the same. 
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sometimes you do visit someplace where you definitely need to see for the signs that all points towards reflecting inside of us and identify what is our true potential. 
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa
I am working on looking inside of me and always keep on checking my behavior at the end of the day to reflect on all the decisions, gossips and actions I took and what I could have done and handled better. 
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa
We might say that we are busy and one day when we will be free we will check what's happening inside of us. But the main part is that as we go ahead in our lives our reflections are part of ourselves and that's why you see a lot of journals and books on journalling are coming to make you aware of these daily reflections. As we move further, do reflect and comment on what journaling method you are getting the best output from. Don't forget to realize your potential, my friends. 

All photos are taken using Nikon D7000 at Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Namaste!!!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts. Namaste!

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