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Disney Aladdin Movie Review #Aladdin @disneyaladdin

23 May

My kids and I could not wait for a Disney Aladdin screening and we had the privilege to see it the other night. I also invited my friend and her son who were just as excited as we were.

Let me just start by saying we all want to see it again. That’s how much we absolutely loved it. From the beautiful bright color costumes to the Bollywood dancing with hip hop thrown in and the original songs that I was definitely singing out loud and learning the new songs as well. I loved Jasmine’s voice when she sung.

Everything was on point. The story line was the same with lots of funny scenes from The Genie. Will Smith made a great Genie. Mena Massoud you were amazing as Aladdin. Naomi Scott your singing was flawless and you made a beautiful Jasmine. The entire cast was incredible and did a wonderful job. Lots of memories from the original but we are feeling the remake.

My daughter and I want to take Bollywood dancing lessons. She also wants to adopt Abu. She also likes the part when Jafar got sent far, far away. My son liked when Will Smith appeared as the Genie and explained how the 3 wishes worked by rapping and dancing. I loved that part too and the party at the Palace. My kids, my friend and I couldn’t stop talking about how good Aladdin was. We were even singing in the streets on the way home.

Nasim Pedrad who played Handmaiden Dalia and The Genie’s love interest had us cracking up in lots of scenes. We can’t leave out the Magic Carpet, Raja and Abu. Give it up!!! I could talk about Jafar but he’s the enemy. Billy Magnussen who played Prince Anders was a cornball in a funny way. Not my kind of Prince but he played the part right.

So with all our thumbs we give it 10 thumbs up and that’s coming from ages 4 and up.

So if you don’t know Aladdin hits theaters tomorrow, Friday May 24 2019. Don’t wait. Get your tickets now!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This was a hosted event. I was invited to attend this screening with my family. Opinions are mine and my kids 100 percent as always.

Technology, Travel And More #Hilton100 Anniversary @HiltonNewsroom

29 Apr

When I travel with family or alone I like hotels that make my stay worth returning. Comfort, easy check in and check out, perks, room service, all inclusive, affordable and great customer service. My family and I recently stayed at a hotel and was very pleased we didn’t have to wait till 3pm to check in. We were able to get in our room at 11am. How great was that?

Hilton never disappoints me. I’ve been staying at their hotels for decades. Love the suites and rooms are beautiful. From digital keys, high speed internet access, HD channels to non-smoking rooms are just some of the things included in your stay.

I was recently invited to attend Hilton’s 100 Anniversary event and listen to a select panel discuss technology and travel.

Actually Hilton is turning 100 in May and invented a ton of “firsts” in the travel industry from room service to Pina Coladas.

In 1954, Hilton went international as Caribe Hilton opened in Puerto Rico, where legendary bartender Ramon “Monchito” Marrero would later invent the Piña Colada.

Hilton was the first hotel company to install TVs in guests rooms, beginning with the Roosevelt Hotel in New York in 1947.

In 1959, Hilton opened its first hotel located at an airport, the San Francisco Airport Hilton.

Here’s a recap from the panel:

  • Sustainability: Through Hilton’s soap recycling partnership with Clean the World, the brand has contributed to the distribution of more than 9.6M+ bars of recycled soap in 127 countries, resulting in more than 2.4M+ pounds of soap and amenity bottles being diverted from landfills.
  • Development: There are 2,400+ hotels in Hilton’s development pipeline, with more than half located outside the U.S. Hilton’s newest brand, Motto, currently has various properties in development in London, Lima, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Boston, and Mexico City that we hope to grow throughout 2019. 
  • Technology: Connected Room allows Hilton’s guests to personalize and control their stay experience from the palm of their hand. Using the Hilton Honors app, they can stream their own content, control the HVAC and lighting, and message with Team Members on property. By the end of 2019, Connected Room will be in 200 Hilton properties, with more on the way.
  • Caribe Hilton Re-Opening: The Caribe Hilton will re-open soon on May 15. More than $100 million dollars went into renovating the property just in time to celebrate the iconic resort’s 70th birthday.

Check out @hiltonhotels and @hiltonnewsroom on social media.

Disclosure: Thank you Hilton for the invite. This is not a sponsored post. It was a hosted event. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #NYBSBlogger @NewYorkBabyShow

19 Mar

The 2019 New York Baby Show, on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details… etc. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. I have 25 tickets to give away. Check it out!!

To receive the free ticket for you and your family click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLPFREE

Once the free tickets run out I will be giving my readers 50% off any tickets (family or single). Click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLP50

King Kong On Broadway #KingKongBway

22 Feb

I appreciate any matinee or night out on Broadway with family, friends or my girls. I’ve seen quite a few Broadway shows in my time and I’ve loved them all. Just recently hubby and I and a bunch of blogger buddies were hosted to see King Kong on Broadway followed by a Q&A /talkback with some of the cast.

I’m all about King Kong and patiently waited for his arrival on stage. King Kong is enormous and very loud. His facial expressions/features were phenomenal. Danny Miller @dannysworkshop on Instagram is the puppeteer who handles King Kong’s facial expressions.

I loved how it looks like King Kong was really running through Skull Island and the city streets in NY. That was fun to watch. I also loved how he climbed trees and buildings. Bonus: If you’re sitting on top/balcony/second level you will get eye contact with King Kong when he stands up and stares you dead in the face. He also gives audience sitting on ground level that Kong stare as well but on top it looks like he’s really coming for you.

King King weighs 2 tons and there are 10 puppeteers that handle him. This is a physically demanding show and they rehearse for about 7 hours a day and there’s 8 shows every 6 days. There’s also 3 voodoo operators on animation. Hope I quoted that right.

Christiani Pitts Star of the show did wonderful. Amazing voice and talented young lady. She was a pleasure to meet.

You see the puppeteers on stage but that’s what makes this play interesting. It shows the physical side of how much sweat and tears goes into handling King Kong. All the puppeteers, operators and behind the scenes crew get all the love for all the amazing, hard work they do.

Don’t get me wrong the cast gets lots of love too but King Kong is the star. We enjoyed the show and you will too. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Here’s a discount code valid:

2/8/19 – 9/1/19

KKPVM129

https://www.telechargeoffers.com/go.aspx?MD=2001&MC=KKPVM129&AID=EML000000100&cm_mmc=Eblast-_-affiliate-_-email-_-EML000000100&cm_mmca1=paid_blast

For more about King Kong check out the website: KingKongBroadway.com

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingkongbway

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

Feel Fresh With @Dove Advanced Care

12 Dec

Now that the cooler weather is rolling in, we’re updating our wardrobe with the biggest wool sweaters, the cutest denim jackets and the latest faux fur vests. Although our outfits will be stealing the show, the way our skin feels may not be as great. Dove is offering the best ways to ensure that you feel as fresh as your favorite fall outfit.

  • Stay Cool: The best way to make sure you feel comfortable during the colder weather is by wearing the least amount of layers as possible. So if you can rock your favorite autumn dress with a light denim jacket or wear that cute blazer over your satin tank, always remember that less is more! 
  • Moisturization is Key: Make sure that your underarms are as moisturized as the rest of your skin. 
  • Dove Advanced Care is perfect to make sure your underarms are protected under those heavy sweaters. Including the brand’s ¼ moisturizers, you’ll be totally prepared for the day as the antiperspirant offers 48-hour wetness and odor protection.
  • Mix & Match: If you’re still grieving over the fact that summer is over, you can continue to incorporate some of your favorite summer pieces into your OOTD. Wear your comfiest orange sweater with that corduroy skirt or stomp on those booties with your favorite flowy dress to show off some skin, but also be equipped for the colder air.


Dove Travel Essentials this Holiday Season

  • Comfort Chic is Key: The popular debate of dressing up on Christmas to sit in the living room is real, but who says you can’t look your best, and also feel comfortable. Opt for a trendy oversized sweater, leggings with some stylish booties. It’ll be easier to pack in a carry-on and will offer enough space to eat your favorite mac & cheese and another glass of eggnog! 
  • Don’t Break a Sweat!: We’re all running around for the holidays: rushing to catch your plane, heating things up in the kitchen while making your famous potato, hosting all your family members, make sure you’re covered all day with 
  • Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Not only is it TSA/travel-friendly to throw in your suitcase or backpack, it’ll also offer 48-hour odor and wetness protection to get you through the holidays!
  • Shop but don’t Drop: After the Christmas festivities, don’t miss the great Boxing Day deals on the 25th by preparing ahead and having a packed bag with some mini essentials to keep you going. Keep some eyedrops, lip gloss and a face/hydrating mist handy to refresh and maintain a radiant glow while on the go. As for fuel, pack your water bottle and snacks to keep you energized throughout the shopping spree.
  • Enjoy the much needed R&R: Whether you’re flying or driving home for the holidays, we all know the trip can be long, so it’s always important to try and enjoy every second. Take the time to unplug and unwind by packing your eye mask and earplugs. Or if you’re taking a road-trip, make sure you’re appreciating the drive with a playlist you can belt out to!

Dove provided these amazing tips and is also providing one lucky reader/ follower with lots of Dove goodies. Head to my Instagram page (@nilimo) (http://www.instagram.com/Nilimo) and enter now!! The latest post will have instructions how to enter. Good luck and stay fresh all day long with Dove Advanced Care.

My family and I have been Dove fans for many, many years and I love the amazing new scents. My sons use Dove’s Men N Care and we also love Dove’s bar and liquid soap products. Make sure to follow Dove on social media: @dove

Disclosure: This is a hosted post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Giveaway is responsibility of Dove. Dove will send winner their prize. Five Little Words is not responsible.

Top View Sightseeing NY Style #ad

13 Aug

Top View Sightseeing double decker tour buses have over 2 million happy customers.

I can definitely see why. I recently took a tour on one of these popular buses for a trendsbus event I covered with my blogger buddies.

Top View Sightseeing picked us up at one of their stops at South Street Seaport Pier 17. The buses are easy to recognize with their red, white and blue colors. I had a great time sitting outside on the upper deck. There’s also the option to sit inside on the lower level. Being outside up high got me awesome pics of landmarks in NYC. Yes I’ve seen these landmarks before as I was born and raised in NY but I don’t walk looking up taking pictures so Top View Sightseeing put me up close and personal where I got those amazing pics. I enjoyed hopping on and off and having the bus waiting till we got back then off to our next destination.

I love that Top View Sightseeing tours not only in Manhattan but The Bronx and Brooklyn as well. How amazing is that?

ABOUT: Launched in December of 2016, TopView now offers five different routes across NYC: Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Bronx Tour, Brooklyn Tour, and Night Tour.

Their destinations include the most essential sites for entertainment, shopping, culture, and history.

With four different All City Passes available there is sure to be one that will exactly fit your needs. Double Decker buses equipped with a state-of-the-art GPS triggered audio guiding system in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, and Russian.

Booking your bus tour packages is simple, and when you buy NYC tour tickets online, you’ll save up to 50% off! You can also arrange group tours and save an extra 10%. Buying on their website is the most convenient and budget-friendly choice.

TopView Sightseeing, team is made up of local experts who know all of the best spots to hit. New York sightseeing bus tours with TopView include all the popular landmarks and attractions, and you’ll have the flexibility to see everything you want to see, without the stress of having to coordinate all of your top NY sightseeing stops Just hop on, they will take care of the rest, and hop off when you’d like to explore the sights further!

Let TopView Sightseeing help make your trip to New York City an unforgettable experience. Book your tour package today!

To book tickets and view packages check out: http://www.topviewnyc.com and head to @topviewnyc on Instagram.

Here are some of the super packages they offer:

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Top View Sightseeing for a fun tour.

New Exhibitions For The Entire Family @ Liberty Science Center & Ticket Giveaway #LSCSummer18 #ad

29 Jul

We headed to Liberty Science Center recently to check out their new summertime exhibitions: GROSSOLOGY, ARTHUR’S WORLD, DINO DIG & THE PLANETARIUM. Every time we go we enjoy ourselves more and more. This time GROSSOLOGY was our favorite. More for my kids ages. Don’t get me wrong all the exhibits were great but for teens and tweens GROSSOLOGY and The Planetarium hit it on the nose.

Nicely put by LSC here’s what GROSSOLOGY is all about: Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Grossology explores all the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions you’ve always wondered but have been too afraid to ask. As you crawl and climb through the human body, and play games that reveal the secrets of boogers, vomit, odors, and more, you’ll find yourself saying “Ewww, gross!” in the best way possible!.

Become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering, mucus production, and more.

Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds

Visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas.

Crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.

We enjoyed the burps and belches station, the I.Q test game which my son beat me at, the digestive system, boogers boogers, gas attack pinball machine and the toot-toot area. They all were fun. We spent most of our time here.

Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. June 30- Sept 23, 2018.

ARTHUR’S WORLD: In Arthur’s World, you’re invited to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations. Look up recipes and find something for D.W. to eat in the Read family kitchen. Explore life under a microscope and enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Pick up a book from the Elwood City Library. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen!

My kids and I loved watching ARTHUR’S WORLD on PBS TV. This exhibit was fun. My daughter danced to the Arthur theme song on the green screen and crawled in a tent while pretending to have a sleepover. She also enjoyed being a student in class and a librarian as well. She always said she wants to be a librarian when she grows up.

Arthur’s World is included with general LSC admission. Experience it May 26 – Sept. 16, 2018.

DINO DIG: At LSC’s popular outdoor fossil site, you’re invited to uncover massive dinosaur bones by digging through 35 tons of sand. Look for more than 60 fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. You might uncover T. rex bones and teeth, an egg nest with a baby Maiasaura, a 6-foot-long Triceratops skull, and even a dragonfly fossil!

June 30 – Sept. 3, 2018.

The exhibition may be closed during inclement weather.

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater To Worlds Beyond Journey Through The Solar System: you’ll tour the planets of our solar system – a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Travel from the hellacious surface of Venus, to the vast mountains and canyons of Mars, to the spewing methane geysers of Neptune’s giant moon Triton.

Before the film, a live presenter shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.

This was amazing. Seeing the moon and Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars like that made me wonder who was teaching me this in school? If they showed it to me the way it was showed at LSU maybe I would have been more interested. Well one thing I know, we all were amazed. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Check their website for dates and showtimes. www. lsc.org

Show runs for 35 minutes.

There’s always something fun to do at LSC for all ages. And a hop, skip and jump from Manhattan. Check out all that awaits you.

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away 2 tickets to check out LSC. Who wants to win?

Mandatory entry:

Must be following/signed up to my blog Five Little Words

Must be following my Instagram : @nilimo

Tell me which exhibit you want to check out and who would you bring.

Good luck! Giveaway ends August 12, 2018. Winner announced August 13. Tickets are good through 6/30/2019. Leave email and Instagram handle as winner will be announced on social media.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends and LSU for hosting a lovely event. Till next time.

LOL with Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Review/ Q&A with Fran Drescher #HotleT3 @HotelT #hosted

13 Jul

Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for. Hotel Transylvania 3 hits theaters today and I’m sure tickets have already been purchased. If not I’d advise you to order yours now.

I love a movie that I can relate too, especially an animated one at that. Drac, his family and friends sail away on a much needed vacation aboard a cruise ship thanks to his daughter Mavis. This reminds me of the many cruises I’ve taken but more of the one with my kids. I love family vacations and creating special memories and bonding. We laughed from beginning to end.

Characters Wayne and Wanda the werewolf (husband and wife to 70 kids) are hilarious. If anyone needs a vacation it’s definitely them. Once they find out there’s a kids club it’s on. They don’t know what to do with themselves. I love it!!

We also enjoyed the fish (crew). They really made us laugh a lot. There’s so many fish. Me Tinkles is so cute. We need a dog like that.

Fran Drescher character is (Eunice) wife to Frank. Eunice keeps Frank in check but they love each other unconditionally. That hair though. Lol. Love her outfits too and she gets down doing the Macarena.

The first screening I saw there was a Q&A with Fran Drescher. She was pleasure to interview. She talked about how she got started in the business. If you check my Instagram @nilimo the igtv interview should still be up. Shout out to Sony for that fun filled day. The second screening was with family. We were treated to a great buffet breakfast and my family enjoyed the movie. I also loved the music (soundtrack) taking it back old school. We gave it a 10. I enjoyed seeing it the second time around as well.

Disclosure: Thank you to Sony Pictures Entertainment for hosting the best screenings and q&a’s. This is not a sponsored post. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always.

Dove Beauty Bar Hydrates & Moisturizes Skin/Giveaway

21 May

As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect moment to reset our routines and take a deeper look at our skin.

During this transitional season, our skin is constantly dealing with crazy weather fluctuations, causing our skin to overreact. To help offset issues, like dry skin, irritation, and more, the right cleanser is key right at the start of your routine – the shower. Dove Dermatologist, and Latina beauty expert, Dr. Alicia Barba recommends using Dove Beauty Bar, formulated with ¼ moisturizing cream, to cleanse AND hydrate at the same time, which is an essential balance to maintaining healthy skin. What’s best is that the Bar is gentle enough to be on the face, beyond just the body!

I’ve been using Dove Beauty Bar for a very long time. All my kids use it as well. Some of them have eczema and Dove sensitive skin beauty bar really moisturizes our skin and keeps it healthy. My dermatologist even told me how great Dove is. I recommend Dove products to all my family and friends. I get complimented on how soft my skin is. Nobody wants rough, dry skin.

Unlike basic soap bars, Dove Beauty Bar gently cleanses and hydrates with its signature ¼ moisturizing cream, leaving soft, smooth skin.

*GIVEAWAY:

Dove wants to hook a lucky reader up with a Dove skin-care essentials giveaway.

You will receive Dove beauty bars to keep your skin moisturized and feeling soft.

To enter just comment below which Dove products you love or want to try.

Make sure you’re following my blog (Five Little Words)

Also make sure you’re following me in Instagram @nilimo and be sure to follow @dove on Instagram as well.

Leave your Instagram handle and email so I can contact the winner.

Giveaway ends 5/27/18. Winner announced 5/28/18.

#TELEFLORA CELEBRATES FEARLESS MOMS FOR MOTHER’S DAY/GIVEAWAY #LoveOutLoud

18 Apr

When it comes to being a mom, love conquers all. Every day moms wake up ready to take on challenges and are willing to do what it takes to fight uphill battles for their family with courage, strength and determination. Regardless of their background or status, moms pursue the same very special mission: to love their children unconditionally. Teleflora, the world’s leading floral delivery service, today unveiled its new Mother’s Day bouquet lineup and is honoring all sacrifices and fearless acts of love this Mother’s Day with the launch of the “Love Makes a Mom” campaign.

Love Makes a Mom” is part of Teleflora’s overarching “Love Out Loud” brand platform, which launched during Christmas 2017. The Mother’s Day campaign will introduce three sixty-second videos featuring fearless moms who earned their title with incredible displays of love in the face of adversity. Launching on April 30 just in time for Mother’s Day across YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, each video will focus on the stories of various moms with unique backgrounds or challenges. This series of videos is the newest addition to the collection of critically acclaimed online videos Teleflora has created in the past three years.

“Moms take on immense challenges and perform incredible acts of love for their families regardless of the situations they are facing,” said Kelly McKeone, vice president of consumer and florist marketing at Teleflora. “Through this series of videos, Teleflora is paying tribute to moms by putting a spotlight on the situations they  fearlessly tackle. And for that, we should be loving out loud on Mother’s Day and every day.”

Teleflora’s new Mother’s Day new floral bouquet lineup includes:

(All Mother’s Day 2018 bouquets are now available for sale at Teleflora.com in standard, deluxe or premium size options.)

Teleflora’s Winged Beauty Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $59.95)

Bring all the elegance of a peaceful Victorian garden into the home with this spectacular arrangement. A luxurious mix of pink roses, chrysanthemums and soft purple accents are nestled within a gorgeous ceramic vase featuring soft brushstroke lines and an embossed hummingbird medallion mom will love.

Teleflora’s All Eyes on You Bouquet(Available on Teleflora.com for $74.95)

Honor mom’s timeless devotion with a stunning floral arrangement filled with fresh roses, pink lilies and a variety of purple blooms. Delivered in a hand-blown one-of-a-kind glass vase, this piece is sure to make an unforgettable impression on Mother’s Day.

Teleflora’s Country Beauty Bouquet(Available on Teleflora.com for $49.95)

Surprise mom with the rustic charm of a beautiful floral bouquet brimming with crème carnations, fresh pink blooms and seasonal stems. This 2-in-1 gift arrives in a functional hand-glazed stoneware crock that is perfect as a decorative piece and is also FDA-approved to safely serve and store food.

Teleflora’s Wildflower in Flight Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $39.95)

Remind mom how special and beautiful she is with this whimsical French garden inspired floral arrangement. Wrapped in poetic script and a striking dragonfly in midflight, this exclusive glass cube brings together old-word charm and contemporary European style.

Teleflora’s Heart’s Pirouette Bouquet(Available on Teleflora.com for $94.95)

Celebrate the greatest mom in the world with this elegant treasure overflowing with soft pink roses, fragrant white lilies and lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums nestled in an exquisite azure glass vase.

Love Out Loud this Mother’s Day by sending a beautiful bouquet by Teleflora – all made by hand and delivered by hand by your local florist. To place your order, please visit www.teleflora.com.

About Teleflora

Say everything and share your “Love Out Loud”™ with the gift of Teleflora® flowers – all made by hand and delivered by hand by your local florist. By tapping over 10,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep—Teleflora’s network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. Teleflora makes every day an occasion with a 2-in-1 gift that includes a multi-purpose keepsake container for long-lasting enjoyment. Follow Teleflora on Facebook and tag your own #LoveOutLoud moment.

GIVEAWAY: Teleflora was very nice to provide one of my readers with their own set of flowers. I have a gift code to give away.

*Make sure you’re following my blog Five Little Words

*Follow me on Instagram @nilimo

*Follow me on Twitter @nilimonicky

*Follow Teleflora on Facebook

*Leave a comment who the flowers will go to.

*Leave comment for everything you did above with your email and social media handles.

Winner picked and announced April 30th. Gift code expires May 11th. Can be used on Teleflora.com