How Jamaican Kids can make Borax-free Glow-in-the-Dark Slime during the Summer

If you are a Jamaican student, you know its summer time. It can get pretty boring in the summer as this song points out.

You can always make some Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice (Deer, 2016, April 18), Lasco Ice Dream Ice Cream (Deer, 2016, July 31), Easter Eggs (Deer, 2015, March 11) as well as the chocolate ones (Deer, 2015, April 4) or even a Kit Kat Cake (Deer, 2015, December 29).

So why not make some Glow-in-the-Dark slime!!!?

Before I begin, I’ll categorically state that this recipe contains no Borax, be it directly or in the ingredients as sodium tetraborate decahydrate. It’d toxic and is known to cause burns when exposed to wet skin.

So here are three (3) recipes that are borax free:

  • Fluffy slime
  • Fluffy Volcano slime
  • Stretchy Sand slime

Best of all, these recipes glow in the dark! So put on your DIY (Do-it-yourself) hat and let’s get slimy!!

Fluffy slime – Unicorns will love your shampoo

Fluffy slime is so called because it is more like dough than slime.

Still it’s slimy enough to satisfy even the most ardent child intent on destroying your house. It’s also easy to clean as you can see from the ingredients:

  • Shampoo of any type
  • Cornstarch
  • Bowl
  • Food Colouring
  • Hand Blender

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put 1/2 cup shampoo in a bowl.
  2. Put 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  3. Mix with a hand blender until fluffy
  4. Add three drops of food coloring
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir.
  6. Slowly add 5 more tablespoons of water, stirring well after each one.

This simple recipe can be customized to make various forms of fluffy slime; the more water the wetter and stretcher slime.

If you find it is too sticky, you can add more cornstarch and knead it in by hand until semi-hard, semi-stretchy, moist, light, almost dough-like.

Best to start off with thick shampoo as that helps it to be slimy and sticky at the same time.

Fluffy volcano slime – Make you Science Volcano the envy of friends

Fluffy volcano slime get its name because it to heat. Don’t believe me?

Make some and nuke it in the microwave for 20 seconds. It’ll turn into lava and ooze as if it were alive; cool it down and it start to look like fluffy slime!

As you can guess, you can use this type of slime to make your model volcano the envy of everyone in Integrated Science Class.

For Fluffy volcano slime you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Bulk white school glue
  • Cornstarch
  • Bowl
  • Food Colouring
  • Hand Blender

Here’s how to make it:

  • Pour 1/4 cup white school glue into a bowl
  • Pour 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Add three drops of food coloring.
  • Mix with a hand blender until fluffy
  • Knead it with your hands for 10 minutes.
  • Heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Let it cool
  • Knead it for another 10 minutes.

Have fun making Fluffy volcano slime!

Stretchy Sand slime – Borax-quality slime with a sandy feel

This recipe produces a stretchy and gooey with a grainy texture, though, like sand. It’s rivals borax-quality slime but uses some exotic ingredients.

These ingredients are as follows:

  • Bulk white school glue
  • Baking soda
  • Contact lens solution
  • Food Colouring
  • Bowl
  • Hand Blender

Good to note here that contact lens solution is just saline made with the following ingredients.

  • 1 clean glass bottle or jar with lid
  • Table salt
  • Pot with lid

It can be made as follows before you start doing the Stretchy Sand slime as follows:

  1. Put one cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt into the pot.
  2. Put the lid on.
  3. Boil for 15 minutes with the lid on (set a timer).
  4. Set the pan aside until cooled to a room temperature.
  5. Carefully pour the salt and water (normal saline) from the pan into the jar or bottle
  6. Put the lid on.

The instructions for making Stretchy Sand slime are as follows:

  1. Pour 1 cup glue into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. Add three drops of food coloring.
  4. Mix with a hand blender
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution.
  6. Mix with a hand blender
  7. Continue to add a tablespoon of contact lens solution
  8. Mix to get a nice consistency

Hint: Add bits of polystyrene beads to make popping slime or glitter for unicorn slime. To make these recipes glow-in-the-dark, get some old permanent markers and soak in alcohol to remove their ink. The ink glows in the dark once you have a UV lamp present and can be used in place of the food colouring!

That’s it!!! Sharing is caring so share this recipe with your parents so that they can make your summer really fun.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2015, April 4). How to make Glow-In-The-Dark Cadbury Chocolate @CadburyUK Creme Egg with Cream Fondant – Jamaican Easter Chocolatiers DIY. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/04/Jamaican-Glow-In-The-Dark-Cadbury-Creme-Egg-Chocolate.html
  2. Deer, L. (2015, December 29). How to make a Glow-in-the-Dark Kit Kat Cake. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/how-to-make-a-glow-in-the-dark-kit-kat-cake/
  3. Deer, L. (2015, March 11). How to Dye Bright Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs to go with your Easter Bun. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/glow-in-the-dark-easter-eggs/
  4. Deer, L. (2016, April 18). How to make Soda Bottle shaped Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/glow-in-the-dark-gummy-soda/
  5. Deer, L. (2016, July 31). How to make soft-serve Lasco Ice Dream Ice Cream in 15 minutes. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/soft-serve-lasco-ice-dream-ice-cream/

How World 2 Canada can help Jamaicans to find work and permanent residency in Canada

Do you want to live, work or study in Canada?

World 2 Canada will be in Jamaica for a limited time for an Immigration Conference on Friday August 25th 2017. They will be providing qualifying candidates with:

  • A list of job openings in Canada
  • Information on gaining permanent residency in Canada

A qualified Canadian immigration lawyer from World 2 Canada will be on site to explain the requirements for immigration and to administer a World 2 Canada pre-qualifying questionnaire. An Education Agent will be on site to advise of suitable university and college routes to study in Canada.

Click on the image below to get the process started in earnest by booking your space!

At the conference you will be given an opportunity to complete your entire Canadian Immigration Application with the aid of Canadian experts. A list of relevant documents that you must bring to the Conference, in order to complete your Canadian Immigration Application, will be provided to you upon registration and payment for the conference.

Space is limited so click on the image below to fill out the form and secure your spot. There will be a fee charged to attend the conference.

You will receive an automated email with further instructions, make sure to fill out the email address correctly along with location detail. You will be sent an email that may appear in your Spam or Junk folder so check to make sure that our email does not go there.

If you have any questions for World 2 Canada please use the following contact:

Website: World 2 Canada

Email: info@world2canada.com

Call World 2 Canada during business hours at: 1-416-279-0165

How Jamaicans can make money from DIY Microwave Candles

When you buy someone a candle at the store, it’s a thoughtful gesture, especially if you made it yourself. It gives your gift an extra, personalized touch.

Chandelry, the art of making candles, is a tedious process. You’ll typically require wax beads, premade wicks, molds and wax-melting pots.

But what if I told you that you can make candles with your microwave? Even better, using anything, from Glass bottle to plastic bottles as molds? After all, if it can melt cheese, it can be used to make candles using these objects as molds!

How to make candles – Wax from anywhere in DIY Glass of Plastic Molds

A typical candle is made up of two things:

  • Candle
  • Wick

First, you’ll need to get the equiptment as well as the source of Wax to make the candles:

  • Crayons you’re not using anymore
  • Wax
  • A container to hold your candle
  • A small, microwave-safe cup or bowl
  • Popsicle sticks
  • A microwave
  • Cotton string
  • A pair of tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Mortar and pestle

The source of the wax can be old birthday candles, crayola crayons or even beeswax, which is good for making canvas shoes waterproof (Deer, 2015, December 29), if you are fortunate enough to get your hands (Deer, 2015, December 18) on some.

You’ll also need some molds, which you can buy online on Amazon or you can use plastic bottles or even Glass Bottles (Deer, 2013, July 31) cut to make the molds you need.

Making the candles – Multi-coloured multi-layered candles are possible

The instructions to make them are dead simple:

  1. Prepare your wax by peeling off the crayons wrappers
  2. Use the grater to grater the wax
  3. Use the mortar and pestle to pulverize it into a paste, and break them into small pieces.
  4. Cut a piece of cotton string to your desired wick length, making it approximately two inches longer than your candle holder
  5. Place the gratered was in the microwave safe bowl in the microwave
  6. Melt on high heat, for two-to-three minutes. Be careful as the wax is super hot
  7. Add crayon to the molten wax and repeat microwave process. This will give the wax the colour of the crayon
  8. Stir your wax and crayon mixture until it is smooth and the color is even.
  9. Tie the ends of the candle wick to popsicle sticks
  10. Place one popsicle stick in the bottom of the glass or plastic mold and the other end rests on the lid of the mold. You may have to cut to fit
  11. Quickly pour the candle wax and crayon into the mold. Stir your wax and crayon mixture until it is smooth and the color is even.

Make sure to leave two inches between the wax layer and the top of the wick attached to the popsicle sitting on the lid of the mold. For scented candle, add about 10 drops of essential oils to the mix after it has begun to cool.

You can also create different colours of candle wax and pour on successive layers, allowing each to harden before adding a new layer. After the process is finished and the candle has hardened, cool in a refrigerator.

Then from there you just heat the glass or plastic container in water to slowly ease the candle out. You can decorate the candle however you wish to add that extra special touch for a more professional look that you can sell on Etsy (Deer, 2016, February 27).

Sharing is caring so share this with all of your friends.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2013, July 31). How to Cut Glass Bottles to make a Rooftop Garden Wick-Based Hydroponic System. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-cut-glass-bottles-to-make.html
  2. Deer, L. (2015, December 18). Jamaican Honeybees and American FoulBrood Disease – How the Ministry of Agriculture ban on Imported Honey protects local Agriculture Industry. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/12/Jamaica-American-FoulBrood-Disease-honey-bees.html
  3. Deer, L. (2015, December 29). How to make your Canvas shoes Waterproof. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/how-to-make-your-canvas-shoes-waterproof/
  4. , L. (2016, February 27). How Jamaicans can make money selling craft items online. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-selling-craft-items-online/

How Jamaicans can find Call Center Work in the Cayman Islands and Florida

The BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) or Call Center world is booming in Jamaica.

Never has there been so much work opportunity for High School and Tertiary graduates (Deer, 2016, June 10) albeit short term!

Sutherland is taking on agents (Deer, 2016, September 29) and so is IBEX Global (Deer, 2016, September 26) as Jamaica Call Center Industry expands rapidly. This is even as AI threatens to make Human CSA’s obsolete (Deer, 2017, June 25) along with some 200,000 by 2021.

Here is a quick listing of Call Centers and where to apply:

Startek Application

http://www.startek.com/other-pages/taleo/index.html

 

Sutherland Global Application

https://www.peopleanswers.com/pa/access.do?job=35239:1-134471

 

ADV Communications

The Towers

25 Dominica Drive

Kingston 5

Email: kingstonjobs@advantagecall.com

http://advantagecall.com/careers/

 

Xerox

10-16 Grenada Way

Kingston 5

 

IBEX Call Center

http://www.ibexglobal.com/careers

 

HGS (Hinduja Global Solutions Limited)

http://jm.hgstalentspace.com/career/

Email: Jossett.mellish@teamhgs.com

Tel: 599-8869

So it would surprise you to know that as a Jamaican, you can work in Call Centers anywhere else, be it in Cayman Island, Florida or the Middle East. So how do you get a job in a Call Center in the Cayman Islands? 

Jamaican and Call Centers – Work Permit needed Florida or Cayman

There is a Call center that has offices in both Cayman and in Florida; Invocorp. They have accounts that pay as much as US$65 per hour, which works to about JA$338000 for a typical 40 Hour Work Week.

Their address and contact information in the Cayman Island is a follows:

Greenwood Avenue,

George Town

Grand Cayman

Cayman Island

Email: internationalinvestmentcorpja@gmail.com

In Florida it is as follows:

 

Clyde Morris Blvd

Daytona Beach,

FL 32114, USA

Email: internationalinvestmentcorpja@gmail.com

To work in the Cayman Islands or in Florida, you need to have Work Permit. You’ll need the following documents:

  • 4 Passport sized photographs
  • Police Record
  • Medical Examination
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Passport Number and Photo

The cost to obtain a Cayman Islands is US$100 whereas to obtain a Florida Work Permit is US$400. Invocorp will provide:

  • Accomodation
  • Work Permit
  • US or Cayman VISA
  • Airplane Fare Assistance

For further details you can call them at these numbers:

4919858
7828580
7828359

Sharing is caring so share this with as many of your friends as you can.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2016, June 10). How to find work in Jamaica at Call Centers – A Brief Listing of Call Center Job Openings in New Kingston. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/06/Call-Center-job-Openings-New-Kingston.html
  2. Deer, L. (2016, September 26). How to find work in Jamaica at Call Centers – IBEX Global paying 400 Call Center Agents JA$400 per hour. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/09/IBEX-Global-400-Call-Center-Agents-JA400.html
  3. Deer, L. (2016, September 29). How to find work in Jamaica at Call Centers – 1500 Call Center Agents needed by Sutherland Global. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/09/1500-Call-Center-Agents-Sutherland-Global.html
  4. Deer, L. (2017, June 25). Jamaica Computer Society and Ministry of S.E.T. fears AI will eliminate Call Center Jobs in 2021. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2017/06/Jamaica-AI-Call-Center-jobs-2021.html

Drone Adventures Ltd to sell DJI Drones in Jamaica

Drone Adventures Ltd is pleased to announce their new showroom in Montego Bay is open.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also referred to as ‘Drones’ is the latest technology that brings enormous benefits to Jamaicans as well as private/corporate enterprises and government entities.

Located on the ‘Hip-Strip’ in Montego Bay at 31 Gloucester Avenue, also known as Bottom Rd, Drone Adventures will is open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday and Sunday Noon until 5:00 PM. Clients may also schedule an appointment for before or after hours.

Drones combine the pleasure and enjoyment of model aviation with aerial photography for the individual as well as performing multiple roles for the private sector including surveying, crop management & spraying, security to just name a few. 

Drone Adventures – Selling, Renting, Repairing and Training UAV Pilots

Drone Adventures will not only be selling drones they will also provide flight training, service & repairs, rentals and contract services within many sectors.

“We have aerial drones for the entry level consumer as well as professional aerial platforms used by film makers and movie studios,” says Communication Manager, Reta Johnson. “Our industrial drones are geared towards agriculture, farming, fishing, construction, security and national defense.”

“All of our prosumer and commercial/professional drones come with 1 hour Free Training to insure the owner has an understanding of the JCAA regulations, flight safety and technology.

Our staff has more than 55 years’ experience in model aviation, including fixed wing, helicopter and drones,” Johnson states, “our training is geared to the first-time owner/pilot as well as the more experienced model aviator.” 

Drone Adventures and DJI – Partnership to promote Quality UAV’s in Jamaica

“DJI is the recognized world leader in drone technology and we are Jamaica’s authorized dealer for DJI products as well as several other manufacturers,” Johnson continues. “We have also partnered with the leading consumer warranty provider in the United States to offer Extended

Warranties and Service on drone purchases. This provides the owner with piece of mind in the event of a crash, mal-funfunction or unforeseen accident with no questions asked. Best of all it will be repaired or replaced here without it being sent back to the manufacture or somewhere off the island.”

Drone Adventures will also be offering 3D Printer technology. A process used to create a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.

“We’ll soon be adding the latest in new drone technology as well, with Unmanned Underwater Vehicles or UUVs. This exciting new drone is capable of going to depths of up to 100 meters while taking photographs and video 4K video quality.” Johnson adds.

Here’s the link:

Drone Adventures Ltd
31 Gloucester Ave
2nd Floor
Montego Bay, St James
Tel: 1 876-452-0834
Website: http://DroneAdventuresLtd.com
Email: contact@DroneAdventuresLtd.com.