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Electrohome EAAC500US AM/FM Projection Clock Radio with WakeUp! Battery Backup Alarm, Jumbo 1.2 inch LED Display, SelfSet Auto Time Set & Dual Alarm
Electrohome EAAC500US AM/FM Projection Clock Radio with WakeUp! Battery Backup Alarm, Jumbo 1.2 inch LED Display, SelfSet Auto Time Set & Dual Alarm
Offered by ShopTronics
Price: CDN$ 34.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 34.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I discover it earlier, Aug. 1 2011
Love this clock/radio. It has two alarms, perfect for myself and my husband. Love it that there is an option of selecting weekday alarms. No fiddling with the buttons before the weekend or waking up "accidentally" on the weekend when you want to sleep in. And the time on the ceiling is a fantastic idea. I'm wearing glasses (-5) and I have no problem seeing it!!! The only drawback is the very bright time display on the clock itself. There is an option of not displaying it or automatically switching it off, so it's not a very big deal. If your child needs a night light, it would work fine :) I recommend getting the same clock but with the red display, as I did when I bought a second one for my kids room.

Horse That Leaps Through Clouds, The
Horse That Leaps Through Clouds, The
by Eric Tamm
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 21.91
9 used & new from CDN$ 14.73

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writing, excellent book, April 2 2011
Tamm has tackled I'd say a long forgotten story of Mannerheim and his journey to China. You'd either have to be a fan of Scandinavian history to know anything about Mannerheim, or you are one of many who really can't live without China. Just look around... how many things are there in your home stating: Made in China. But how much do you really know about this country? There must be countless books about China but Tamm's approach is certainly unique. It's almost as if he's traveling with Mannerheim himself. Tamm has his journals and his photos with him. The only difference... one hundred years in between. How much has really changed or has it at all... I love how Tamm threads Mannerheim's experiences and thoughts of the same places to his own story. I admire Tamm's courage to undertake this journey alone. But at the same time he manages to find friends and good people who are willing to help a complete stranger. Which shows that people in the developing countries or with the different religion aren't really always as evil or dangerous as media too often portrays them.

Tamm travels to China through many former Soviet countries. Coming from one of those it was really interesting to read how they've managed to go on with their lives, how the Soviet times have influenced their current situation. And it's a bit ironic how he was denied a visa to China when he applied as a Canadian. He had to rely on his Estonian passport that he has thanks to his Estonian-born father.

If you love a good travel story with some historical facts, this book is certainly for you.

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