Eleven Eleven

I like writing dates that seem significant like 11/11/11 or 12/12/12 and when such date creeps upon me, I conduct an in-depth research (aka scan through Google) to see what fuss has been made.

Apparently today is Single’s day and also the best day to shop online…more sales than you would ever get on Black Friday. #winning!

It is so cool that a tradition that begun on a University Campus in the 90s has found its way to the society and become so popular that an e-commerce company (Alibaba/Aliexpress) trademarked the 11.11 date (actually, they trademarked the term Double Eleven).

If you want to read more about how 11/11 has become an essential part of shopping culture, read this Tech Crunch article that I stumbled upon.

In other news, today is also Remembrance day in the UK which marks the Armistice Day (the official end of WWI on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918).

Whilst observing the 2 minutes of silence at work, I was struck by the following:
1. When we move on from horrible circumstances, it is necessary to remember those times and the sacrifices made to give us hope for a better future and lifestyle.

2. Although we should not dwell on past mistakes, forgetting them entirely is tantamount to stupidity. Lessons can be learned from them in order to create an atmosphere of continuous improvement.

3. It is important to recognise and acknowledge those who have made various sacrifices so we can live lives better than they dared to imagine.

In other news, I have not had coffee in 3 weeks! Can you believe that? This die hard lover of coffee and all things related to coffee has been without. It’s all Chai Latte’s fault and I am eagerly anticipating my coffee sesh this afternoon.

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Have a lovely day people!

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