Vienna is one of the happiest cities in the world

Whether the Finns are the happiest people in the world has already been debated. The annual World Happiness Report claims the former, while a Swedish study claims the opposite. Be that as it may, according to the findings of the London-based Institute of Quality of Life and its Happy City Index, Helsinki is not the city with the happiest inhabitants in the world, but Aarhus in Denmark. Although the Finnish capital doesn’t do too badly either, it is ranked 6th, Vienna is 14th, Innsbruck is 29th, and Graz is 48th.…

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Is it good to drink beer with ice cubes?

In summer, when the sun is beating mercilessly on our necks, and we seek refuge in the shade, in the bath or in the garden, we like our drinks ice-cold. Whether it’s a spritzer, cola or coffee – drinks are ordered on the rocks. One drink is the exception: beer. Austria’s favorite alcoholic drink is never, really never, served with ice cubes. In theory, you would think that the beer would stay cold for longer, and you would have to down it less quickly (if you wanted to). “Generally speaking,…

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126th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

This year marks the 126th anniversary of the Philippines’ independence, a significant milestone that embodies the Filipino people’s courage, resilience, and unity. Throughout the nation, celebrations are taking place, including flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, festivities, and artistic and historical reenactments that pay tribute to the triumphs and struggles of our people in their pursuit of patriotism. Philippine Independence Day serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Filipinos in the name of democracy and underscores the enduring importance of civil rights. The fostering of strong community bonds and the celebration…

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The most common mistakes when cooking rice

Rice is a simple dish, but a lot can go wrong when preparing it. There are a few rules to follow to make rice a success. Can anyone cook rice? As easy as it may be to prepare rice, there are a few mistakes that are often made when cooking rice. If you don’t have a rice stove at home and prefer to cook it the traditional way in a saucepan, there are a few things you should bear in mind. Mistake 1: Not measuring rice and water correctlyOne of…

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Warning about number 015218052664: What’s behind it?

The cell phone number 015218052664 is a fake. Behind it is the virtual network provider Lycamobile, which is particularly popular with spammers and fraudsters. We’ll tell you what the callers want and how you can block the entire network. You see the number 015218052664 on the display, but the call is coming from a call center. This technique is called call ID spoofing. Dialing computers provide fake phone numbers while the actual number of the fraudsters is hidden. Therefore, reporting these calls to the Federal Network Agency is pointless. The…

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Floral Offering Ceremony at the Vienna City Hall Garden on June 12, 2024

The Philippine Austrian Cultural Society (PACES), led by President Dr. Jane Abaya, will be organizing a floral offering ceremony at the Vienna City Hall Garden in Vienna, Austria, on June 12, 2024. This event aims to commemorate the strong and enduring relationship between the Philippines and Austria. In 1998, during the Philippine Centennial Anniversary of Independence, a Catalpa Tree was planted in the eastern section of the Vienna City Hall Garden. The tree’s trumpet-shaped flowers symbolize the promising future of Philippine-Austrian relations for the next century. We extend a warm…

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Can you eat a banana every day?

Bananas are a fruit that can be found in every household. Whether as a snack, in a cake or even as a side dish, they can be prepared in many different ways. This is fortunate because bananas are a nutrient source that offers numerous benefits. Although it is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the same can be said of bananas, but there are certain rules to follow. The benefits of bananasA British study published in the European Heart Journal in 2022, which followed around 25,000…

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Credit card: When is it debited? These are the debit periods

When a credit card is debited, it depends on the card type. Four different types of cards are commonly used in Austria: Charge card as a classic credit card: With this credit card, you receive a credit card statement once a month that collects all transactions. The debit is made promptly with the credit card statement. Revolving card: The revolving card is also a classic credit card where you receive a statement once a month. You decide whether you pay the amount in one lump sum or installments. Debit card:…

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Loida Lewis personally presented her new book in Vienna

Loida Lewis, a mother, successful businesswoman, and widow of the late CEO Reginald Lewis of TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc., has recently published a book titled “Why Should Guys Have All The Fun?” This book delves into her personal journey, detailing her relationship with Reginald Lewis and her rise to becoming the CEO of TLC Beatrice following his passing. On June 9, 2024, Ms. Lewis presented her book at a signing event at the Thalia Bookstore in Vienna’s 3rd District. During the book signing event, the mother of two daughters…

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