Things to Do On Your Birthday

Birthdays are special and everyone around the globe has all the rights to celebrate it in whatever manner they like. However there are numerous people who lack ideas about celebrating their birthdays. The enlisted ideas below will definitely make your day incredible.

Fly Someplace

Birthday is the best day to explore a new adventurous place. You can either plan it with your best friends or your close family members and have some fun instead of doing the same things you do every year.

Treat Yourself

Don’t you like pampering yourself? Go out and get a new hair cut, get a manicure and pedicure, get a body massage to loosen up your stressed muscles, go for a wardrobe change and buy something really nice to wear; you got to look more fun and lively.

Do Some Adventure

It’s the best day to participate in some thrilling activity. Cut off the things that you have saved in your bucket list. If you opt for something like sky-diving or bungee jumping, make sure that someone captures your moment of the day.

Get Low-Key

Arrange a get-together with your friends and family members. Instead of getting drunk on every birthday, plan out some fun activities like bowling or skee-ball.

Go for a Movie

Even if you have to go alone, just go and watch a movie, if possible watch a comedy one to lift your spirits up.

Escape to a Beach

Don’t you just love the feeling of sand between your toes? Get away from your monotonous life and bask in the sun, get some tan, swim in the waters and have something to drink.

Donate Something

Try to donate money and food to the needy and see the smile on their faces. It will surely enlighten your day. If you haven’t done this ever, do it and you will remember it for a lifetime; once you become a reason for someone’s smile.

Feel Gratitude

The first thing you should do is to be thankful for being lucky enough to see the present day and the happy life you have.  And later, on this wonderful day write a thank-you note to everyone who has been there in your life that has been a roller-coaster ride, but they never left your side. Do it and see the magic!!!

Plant a Tree

Due to increasing urbanization, a lot of trees are sacrificed every day in order to make malls and restaurants. It is because of the trees that you are able to breathe and therefore live a great life. So on this wonderful day, go plant a tree and make it a habit of planting a tree on every birthday and then you can celebrate its birthday with you.

How to Cut a Pomegranate

Cutting a pomegranate is a little tricky and its juice can stain your hands, and clothes as well. There are various methods to cut it open like some people cut it half through the center and then use a spoon to whack out the arils from the fruit. This method is rather messier as it ends in damaging all those juicy seeds inside it.

All you need to do is to go through this article and follow this stepwise mess-free guide of cutting a pomegranate effectively (Your white tee is going to feel gratitude for sure!)

Material  required for cutting a pomegranate:

  • One ripe pomegranate
  • One bowl
  • One Pairing knife

Loosen the seeds:

Place the pomegranate on the chopping/ cutting board/ clean counter and apply firm pressure on it with your hand while rolling it over. This is a recommended step as it will make the seed removal easier.

Pop the Flower:

Use a Pairing knife to cut about half-inch circle and pop that little flower from the top of this fruit without seeds. Then dispose of it in the trash.

Slice it up:

Look inside the pomegranate, and you will see white boundaries separating the seeds, called ridges. Take your knife and begin to cut along the ridges, from flower-end to stem-end. It will roughly equate to six cuts. If by chance you don’t see the ridges, just cut from top to bottom, avoiding cutting of the seeds underneath, as it will create a mess.

Crack it open:

For opening this fruit, you need to place your thumb on the flower-end of the fruit and pull it apart gently from the center outward, and you will see it opening along the sections you have cut the skin into, and separate all sections like orange slices.

Remove the seeds:

Place a big bowl under the pomegranate slices and then use your fingers to nudge the seeds or arils from the membranes.

Another option is to add water in the bowl so that the seeds and those white membranes are set apart. Now after you are done with stripping the pomegranate seeds, you simply strain the seeds and put in a bowl.

A medium sized pomegranate can yield half a cup of juice. You can choose to do whatever you like: use them in salads, using them in drinks or you can store them in the refrigerator by pacing them in sealable plastic bags.