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Carry-on Baggage Size - America

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Ever wanted to buy a piece of carry on luggage but you were not really sure what the right size is for all the various airlines? Here's a ready reckoner. I put this together because i was tired of going through all the individual websites, also find airline site links for reference, ALWAYS check to see if the information has been updated,

American Airlines: The maximum dimensions cannot exceed any of the following measurements: 22" long x 14" wide x 9" tall or 115cm (56 x 36 x 23 cm). All carry-on items should be stowed in an overhead bin. Personal item - includes: purse, briefcase, laptop bag OR a similar item such as a tote that does not exceed 36 inches( length+width+height) and must fit under the seat in front of you. http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/carryOnAllowance.jsp
DeltaBaggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 114 cm) in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Chec…

Mayslake Forest Preserve

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Google Nexus 5 - User Review

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Like everyone else i was eagerly waiting for the Nexus 5 release..so was prepared to hit the checkout button the moment it appeared on the Play Store and i did. I love to keep a lot of pictures, music and videos on the phone, you never know when you might be bored of all the other apps right? So i ordered the 32GB version, with taxes (Illinois) and the slightly more expensive 2 day shipping it was about 445 dollars. Given the specs the phone claimed to have, money well spent i assumed, and i'm not saying it isn't, yet...
Although the phone was supposed to leave the warehouse only on the 8th of November, it left much earlier and it was in my hand on the evening of November 5th. That's a neat trick Google, over delivery or rather early delivery will always win you brownie points
(Side note: I was moving from the Galaxy Note to this phone. Before the Note I owned a LG P500 which was my first Android phone. Both i believe were trendsetters, the LG P500 a great "value for…

Making Pulao

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So.. decided to start blogging again. What do I start with? Making Pulao!..Siby's coming of age blog post...
For many years I have believed that I am a good cook, without ever having cooked anything. Confidence eh? Ok that's not really true..I have keenly observed all the happenings in the kitchen from a very young age. As a kid whenever we visited Kerala during summer vacations , I spent an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen earning me a nickname that I will not publish. Me and sis started making tea and toasting bread at a very young age, fresh breakfast for dad when he took his break from work. So there you go, have keenly watched and actively assisted, but never really really cooked anything complex all by myself
And the best part, when you have lived at home all your life you don't have to!
So now's the time, to put those imaginary skills to test. MTR and their likes have made it easier for wannabe cooks to take baby steps in their culinary journey. So I st…