How to exercise your child’s creativity and imagination

October 27, 2011

In order for children to be happy and healthy, they also need to regularly exercise their creativity and imagination. They must be given the opportunity to use their imagination — be it through simple means or things.

The key, though, is to keep things fun and enjoyable not only for your child but for you as a parent as well.

We recently heard about a game called “the long way home.” In this game you challenge your child to come up with different ways to get home. You can do this exercise when you’re fetching your child from school or if you’re about to go home from a familiar place like the park or neighborhood grocery store. Ask your child for various routes to take or means of transport to get home.

Not only will this be a fun thing to do for you both, it can also really help your child think.

We also love our Makedo Cup Critters Critters. They are small and complete with parts to help your child make two animals per kit. There are three options available – chimp / rooster, cow / rabbit and penguin / hippo. Each kit comes with very easy to follow instructions. Your child will really have a great time “creating” different animals from these Makedo Cup Critters. When they are done with the animals, they can reuse the parts to make anything their imagination so desires.

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More reasons for you to check out our “Favourites” section!

October 6, 2011

Shopping online can sometimes be challenging. Overwhelmed with style and value options plus the time it takes to filter through everything.

And because we here at Hocusadabra know how daunting the online shopping experience can be, we have not only come up with an easy to navigate, safe and secure web-store — we have even come up with a “Favourites” section that makes things uber-easy for our favourite shoppers!

The “Favourites” section of our website features products that we highly recommend you check out. These are literally our favourite products. Some are BPA-free, others are made by our favourite artists or designers. These products are made by entities that actually have the initiative and the heart (and the commendable sense of social responsibility, truth be told!) to produce only safe and quality products that are free from harmful materials and ingredients — and that alone deserves our attention, wouldn’t you guys agree?

Some of the items found in our “Favourites” section: lovely organic bamboo hand printed baby wrap from Australia, BPA-free pizza parlor from our beloved Green Toys, our famous chalkboard paint, Natural dough, Chinese Checkers and the coolest bed linen!

So check out our “Favourites” section now. You can access it here:

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Fun and cute BPA-free products for your kids

September 30, 2011
Planning to go on a shopping trip for your kids and for the home? We here at Hocusadabra have new and exciting BPA-free products that you might want to purchase for your kids. But first, let’s track back a little bit and emphasize exactly why it’s important that we buy BPA-free products.

Bisphenol A or BPA is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. In 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration or FDA released reports about how dangerous products with BPA were. If you guys remember, there were a lot of products that were taken off the market because of that report. In September 2010, Canada declared BPA as a toxic substance. These days, Canada as well as the European Union ban the use of BPA in baby bottles.

And because we here at Hocusadabra do not just take things like that lightly, we passionately advocate the purchase and use of BPA-free products. After all, we’re talking about the health and safety of our children and the protection of our homes as a whole, right?

This is the very reason why we currently have fun and really cute BPA-free products in our online store now. Our new arrivals include:

1. The Yoga Dog BPA-free plate – designed in California and made out of 100 percent recycled food grade plastic. You and your kids will love the original design and quirky message made by Freddy Deane!

2. Elephant BPA-free plate and bowl set – available in turquoise and fuschia, this pretty eye candy of a plate and bowl set even has a little extra space for a message which means it can also be a great gift idea!

We have a lot more other BPA-free products on our site so do visit! Our official Hocusadabra store is safe and secure and we accept credit card and Paypal payments. Order your BPA-free products online today! We deliver anywhere on the planet!

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Asia Gadget 2.0: Open Face Marine Helmet

July 13, 2010

Open Face Marine Safety Helmet is one of the finest helmets of the Gecko Marine Safety Helmet which is distributed in Asia by Manifest Marketing, Hong Kong. It is the result of many years’ continuous research and development into head protection and element exposure within the marine environment. Working extensively with both rescue and emergency organizations.

Asia Regional Manager John Hirsch describes, ” Open Face Marine Safety Helmet weighs only 700 gram which is light enough to be very comfortable.” The helmet also is designed by head protection and extreme water sport enthusiasts so it can be used effectively in any circumstances.

The GMSH Open Face Benefits:

Open Face Marine Safety Helmet has many benefits:

BSI approved to PAS 028:2002 MSHS.

Rub resistant strap assembly employing neoprene sheathing.

Removable 15mm thick foam comfort pad provides cushion protection to the top of the head.

Removable blanking unit provides ear protection from natural elements and external noise.

Alternative option also available.

Camera version available

Available in any colour combination.

For more information about the products, please visit our website Manifest Marketing, Hong Kong, or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Asia High Tech Security Gadget for Your Investigative Ears

June 25, 2010

(Hong Kong, June 2010)

Clear communication through the rustle and bustle in Asia

The smallest ear receiver in the worldPhonak Invisity RF receiver has distributed in Asia by Manifest Marketing Hong Kong.  It is built for one way communications often applied in negotiation, investigation, and interrogation wherein you don’t need to talk back only to listen to instructions and directions without appearing obvious in doing so.  It is quite small –thus, the name “invisity”-, has high acoustic level, programmable and goes with a handheld remote control. It’s a wonder of a device that fits right in your ear for a clear one-way communication (within 7MHz) and gives you freedom to physically respond in any situation. The good thing about the earpiece is that it ensures comfort to the wearer.

Invisity RF receiver

Phonak Invisity for event management

I’ve further learned that Phonak Invisity RF receiver comes in three different models: invisity fix with one fixed frequency, invisity flex with one channel and reprogrammable frequency and the invisity 4 channels with (as the name implies) 4 channels, reprogrammable frequencies and a remote control. John Hirsch of Manifest Marketing Asia explains, “Phonak Invisity fix is the most user friendly model out there for one way communication”.The Invisity flex offers one reprogrammable channel (within 7MHz) which can be done by your dealer or by you, using the Invisity Programming Unit (IPU). The Phonak Invisity that was shown to me is the Invisity 4 channels with the waterproof, flip to open remote that is simultaneously programmed with the RF receiver and the Phonak Invisity Programming Unit (IPU) that can be installed in any Windows operated computer.  The IPU could show the previous stored data when an invisity model or remote control is inserted (a USB cable is given with the kit.  This high-tech security gadget is advisable to use in cases where inconspicuousness is a must without feeling like you need to reach and scratch the insides of your ear the whole time you’re in the process of interrogating or doing an activity that needs unnoticeable one-way communication. Casinos, my friend added uninhibitedly, have a number of rooms where security personnel conduct interview and interrogations as well as house the CCTV for video/audo monitoring.  They usually make use of Phonak Invisity RF receiver to subtly communicate with the interrogator inside the room while remaining outside to observe.

While learning more about Phonak Invisity RF receiver, I’ve realized that it’s also used by celebrities and TV personalities in Asia who are performing onstage or broadcasting the news.  It gives them the ability to receive prompts and important instructions without going down the stage and talking to the actual person.  It helps to achieve an easy flowing program.  If you’re interested to learn more about Phonak Invisity earpiece, you should visit Manifest Marketing.  Experts on the product will help you and answer necessary questions about the product.

Asia Security: High-Tech Covert Video Recording by Manifest Marketing

June 21, 2010

FlashBack-3 miniature covert digital recorder is state-of the-art equipment that is small in size extremely useful and powerful.  Available in Asia from Manifest Marketing, FlashBack-3 miniature convert digital recorder is the obvious choice even for the most demanding covert video surveillance operations.It’s an innovative product from Ovations Systems that offers features like video and dual audio inputs with monitor outputs, external record switches and triggers, USB ports, Ethernet interface, built-in programmable camera power supply with 5, 9 or 12 volts, internal Knowles microphone with an internal battery. The product makes use of the H.264 video compression referred to as Advanced Video Codec (AVC) which is the codec used by Blu-ray.  Hong Kong based security and communications hardware expert John Hirst who is currently with Manifest Marketing explains, ” What is so good about Flashback-3 miniature covert digital recorder is that it provides you with more than an hour of record time with full resolution, high-quality video and audio. By utilizing the configurable time-lapse mode, you can still increase the recording time. ”

Another stunning feature of FlashBack-3 miniature covert digital recorder is its ability to be manipulated and configured via Ethernet connection.  It has a user web page interface for controlling the video. The only thing you need to do is to plug it to a PC through the Ethernet port and apply power to the device.  Moreover, it can both record in high resolution and stream the video over the net.  Flashback-3 miniature covert video recorder is available in single SD card slot and dual SD card slots.  FlashBack-3 with the single SD card slot is more compact with the necessary features (i.e. local and remote record switch with vibration feedback, programmable camera power, USB and Ethernet interfaces through an adapter, Knowles microphone) still intact.  The dual FlashBack-3 on the other hand, has two SD card slots for an increased record time and an Ethernet port.  An added feature to the dual FlashBack-3 is that it supports Power over Ethernet where the recorder and the associated cameras can work with just one cable connection.

Experts on FlashBack-3 miniature covert digital recorder are available to answer your inquiries at Manifest Marketing, Hong Kong.  Visit the website and learn more about the product.

Vehicle Surveillance for Asia-Pacific events

May 26, 2010

In 2009 alone, the Hong Kong exhibition centre (HKCEC) has held 111 exhibitions, 36 conventions and over 1500 events and banquets. Each year, millions of guests visit HKCEC for various conferences and events. Like the HKCEC, many high traffic venues  around Asia are becoming international platforms and security for such sites are becoming increasing difficult to maintain.

One of the latest security equipment available today to scan vehicles travelling in and out of venues is the BDL Systems CUVSS (Colour under Vehicle Surveillance). Distributed in Asia by Manifest Marketing Hong Kong this system provides a colour, high-resolution image of the underside of any vehicle — and can capture the image even if the vehicle is moving up to 30mph. It’s available in two types: the static which should be engineered into a roadway and the mobile which can be relocated when the need arises.

BDL Systems CUVSS has been designed to give hassle-free, fast and efficient method of checking the undersides of the car for both the security personnel and the customer. All the functions are operated on a touch screen monitor that allows the operator to zoom.  Vehicles can continue to move over the area with up to 30 km/hr speed and still can be captured by BDL Systems CUVSS. BDL Systems CUVSS also consists of a scene camera for taking images of the vehicle plate number and the driver.

It’s, no doubt, a vital equipment for recognizing suspicious packages like explosives and firearms or illegal substances embedded in the undersides of the vehicles.  The mobile CUVSS is ideal for aiding security at large scale events or high-profile exhibitions, conferences, or meetings.

BDL CUVSS is available from Hong Kong-based company Manifest Marketing. Visit their website for more information: