Monday, November 26, 2007

Fun for the Holidays

There’s nothing harder to entertain than school children on their school holidays! They get bored so easily and all too soon they’re complaining of what they can do next. Well, what better time then to teach them creativity and maybe even let them decorate their own room wall with wall art?! It’s something both young and older children can do with supervision and it’s a fun activity for everyone so get painting today!

Positive Encouragement

I recently read an article about drug addicts who managed to successfully kick the drug habit after undergoing a comprehensive and good drug rehab programme. Many of them went on into gainful employment or some started their own businesses based on the skills they had learnt during their rehab training. It just goes to show that family support, good programmes and help for these addicts can help them overcome the evils of drug abuse.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Help for Diabetic Patients

Diabetes is sometimes a problematic disease. If not taken care of properly, the patient may actually suffer serious gaping wounds or worse, in some cases, amputated limbs. Some of those I know have actually had to resort to Superfeet to replace their amputated legs. It’s important to be careful of where these artificial limbs come from as some patients may be sensitive and susceptible to infection if it is not properly treated or made to be hypoallergenic. One great company which specializes in all kinds of medical help for diabetes patients is Free Allegro which is currently offering specials and discounts for everyone who signs up now so do check them out!

Fried Chicken Rice

We had our favourite fried chicken rice. It's a really yummy chicken rice that has a huge fried chicken leg as an accompaniment. It's something we all enjoy very much especially when eaten piping hot with the light soy sauce and delicious home made chilli. It's not very healthy but I guess it's okay once in a while!

Skiving a Weekly Walk

We were supposed to go for our weekly walk this morning but I didn't feel too well so decided to sleep in instead. Unfortunately, I didn't seem to be able to sleep in at well and felt very hot and warm throughout the night. Maybe I've got a flu coming! Oh no!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Drug Rehab Helps

Drug abuse is a terrible addiction to have. Most times addicts fall into a deep abyss and have lots of trouble coming out without proper help. Without proper drug rehabilitation and counseling sessions, some of them might actually end up falling back into their previous drug problems. However, I’ve heard of many ex addicts who have successfully cleaned themselves with good heap and strong family support.

Slot Fun

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Long Move

Almost half of my mom's side of the family have all moved off to New Zealand. They decided to make the move several years ago and I remember how sad we all were to see them go as we were all really close knit and used to meet every Friday night for coffee. That was the first time I'd seen anyone move to such a far place and we had a first hand view at how the Long Distance Moving Companies work to efficiently wrap and prepare everything to be shipped into their containers. I had to admit that I was impressed with their professionalism in handling delicate and fragile items. My relatives too were really pleased to find their things were all transported safely and securely.

No Winter Allowance?!

I just heard something quite silly. Our company policy to be eligible for winter allowance is for temperatures of negative and below! What sort of policy is that?! What about wind chill and changes in the temperature, especially since we're coming in from a tropical climate?! This is so ridiculous, I'm putting in my entitlement form for approval anyway.

UK Next Week

I just heard that we have to make a trip to UK next week. I was really hoping to take things a little easier towards the end of the year and concentrate on some other stuff but now it looks like we'll have to do another exhausting 13 hour trip there. Plus it's cold at this time of the year :( I never thought I'll say no to traveling but in this case, I'm really not keen on going.

Online Casino

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Mailing Lists

I used to get a lot of junk mail and wonder where these people got my address from. Later, I found out that they would get them from unscrupulous vendors who actually sold information they had in lists to all these companies who wanted to get a large customer base to send information to. So I had a lot of reservations when a friend who was starting his own company was looking for buy lists services. However, he assured me that the company he was talking to was highly reliable and they had actually been in the direct marketing business for many years already. They had a huge database of clients which included several Fortune 1000 clients and promised a lot of data integrity while helping their clients reach out to customers. It's always best to go with reliable companies.

Make Hay

Although I mentioned that some advertisers are staying away, some are still giving us some opportunities. Sites like PPP seem to be still having quite a number of opportunities but mainly for dotcom blogs with PR ranking. The offerings for bloggers seem to be really scant and whatever is up is taken too fast so unless you're monitoring the site, it's near impossible to grab it at all. Well, they say make hay while the sun shines!

Away from the Spotlight

The opportunities for sponsored posts recently seems to have dropped. Maybe the recent Google shake up too has sponsors hiding under the carpet as they do not want to be detected by the scary Google spotlight. One of the advertiser sites didn't even have any opportunities up and I haven't been seeing their email notifications in a while already. This doesn't seem to bode well for us bloggers anymore!

Fingers Crossed

I've been looking around for some better opportunities to go to for some time. Some people say work is work but to me when you're doing it for approximately 12 hours a day, you actually need to enjoy it, otherwise it's quite pointless. I've been asking around for recommendations from friends and scanning the newspapers but I think it's usually slow around this time of the year when everyone is looking forward more to the holidays that are just around the corner. However, recently, a friend recommended a new executive search firm that she said managed to help her to get something that she really loved and now she looks forward to going to work everyday. Hopefully they'll be able to help me too!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Find The Perfect Host

I’m really clueless about techie stuff so when I wanted to set up my own dotcom, luckily I had sis to help me out with that. I was looking around for a good webhosting site and did some online searches to see what there was out there. One site that caught my eye was, a great site that providing lots of help in choosing the right web host for my site. They had a little quick start guide where all I had to do was to put in some variables like monthly cost, setup fee, diskspace or bandwidth and they would provide a list of the best hosts to suit what I wanted. They have a really good extensive FAQ page as well where I got most of my questions about web hosting answered. They are a really useful site as they cater to both personal and business sites for all sizes, whether a small site with little traffic like mine or a large e-commerce site. So if you’ve been on the lookout for a good web hosting site, start first with to find the host that will suit you best!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Raya Food

Like I mentioned in my previous post, we did have a gathering after all with lots of food. They had sate, briyani rice, fried chicken, ayam masak merah, ketupat and mutton briyani with egg. It was a pity though that the mutton was starting to go a bit bad because it had been covered the whole day. The food was good and everyone had a good time tucking in. They even had some extra left over which I brought back for my family and they had it for dinner that night with some other dishes my mom cooked.
I later found out though that many people didn't contribute money or anything for this gathering. Perhaps I shouldn't have been that generous.

Happy Planning

A friend is planning to get married soon and she was undergoing a lot of stress planning her perfect wedding. It was especially hard for her since she was really busy in her job and traveling quite a bit as well which made planning extra hard. I told her to check out a great Wedding Website called which promised to take the stress out of planning a beautiful and upscale wedding. It is packed with all kinds of tips and information and even a local vendor guide so everything is easily accessible with a click of a button. Best of all, it’s available everywhere in the world she may be! Thanks to Wedding Channel, she’s a lot happier planning for her wedding now!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunnies for Sunny Days

I didn’t use to think much about sunglasses when I was wearing sunglasses. However, vanity made me go for Lasik on my short sighted eyes so I too can wear nice and fashionable Sunglasses. Since I started wearing sunglasses, I’ve started being a lot more savvy about designer sunglasses as I’ve always longed to own a nice pair from Gucci or Chanel. Unfortunately, the prices have always been beyond my reach.

Recently, I read online about how this demand for designer sunglasses had opened up a whole new market for replica designer sunglasses. Now, people could buy Wholesale Sunglasses from dealers such as CTS Wholesales Sunglasses who provided replica sunglasses at a great discount from the original brand. That way they could make huge profit margins from people who wish to look trendy without the expensive price tag. It’s a great way to make some extra income, especially in these present times where looks matter a lot.

Hari Raya Gathering

My office is planning a big Raya gathering amongst the staff tomorrow evening. I didn't know what to contribute so just decided to give them some money to get whatever they need. The clerks seem pretty excited and have been talking about nothing but the menu and food for days already! I guess they get to have these things so rarely that every little event to plan for is something fun!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Car Garages

We used to have a cement floor in our garage back home. However, sometimes the floor would get stained with black oil from the car which may drip down. Dad then decided to find out if we could change our garage floors into a concrete version so we could easily clean up any stains or marks on it. I did some research online and found lots of solutions with, a fantastic solution provider for any kind of garage floors.

Shopping Sunday

We went out shopping this Sunday. Sold off about 70kg for a measly RM16 at Alam Flora then headed off to the Big Bookshop warehouse sale. This time's sale didn't seem as good as the last sales as Bro didn't manage to find anything while I only got 3 books. We then met up with sis in Bangsar where we hit a few little boutiques which were on sale and I picked up lots of stuff! :P Just when I told myself I shouldn't be shopping! :P I got a few nice tops and a dress for a pretty cheap price! I've been pretty tired of my wardrobe recently so hopefully this will be a nice revamp!

Does It Help?

On my way to work this morning, I heard on the news over the radio that banks are still slashing credit as many fear that the recent US sub prime issue isn't quite over yet. It has caused huge multinational banks such as Citigroup and Merril Lynch to report huge losses as many of them got caught by the mortgage defaulters. A friend who's familiar with the US mortgage scene told me that it can be quite difficult for a person who has defaulted on his mortgage payments. His credit rating will drop and he will find it near impossible to obtain any further loans or credit cards. This is where Bad Credit Credit Cards comes in to help these people with bad credit. They provide them a facility that allows them to own a card which can hopefully help them restore their credit rating when they start making regular payments on it. I'm not sure if it is a good idea though that will help them or end up being abused.

Caring for the Aged

In Malaysia, the concept of an extended family used to be quite common with most families. Usually children will resort to taking care of their aged parents. However, I recently read that families today seem to be opting for care homes for their parents or parent. This is sometimes sad to see as they resort to putting their parents in a home and hardly visit them. On the other hand, I guess some of them may actually have no choice if their parent requires medical care or constant attention which they, as working individuals, may not be able to provide to their best abilities.

It’s never easy to make that decision and personally, I think it should only be a last resort especially since your parents took wonderful care of you all throughout your life even when you were helpless. However for those who may be looking for care options, lost of information can be found at This site provides lots of news, views and tips from the experts. You can even chat to other people in similar situations on their interactive forum. So do arm yourself with all knowledge available before making such a decision.


We woke up early this morning again to take a brisk walk in the park behind Taman Tun. It's a really nice park and much nicer than the Lake Gardens. There were lots of people walking there this morning, from children to old people and some of the old people's stamina and flexibility really surprised me! They were so much better than us!
Anyway I really enjoyed the walk today. We should make it a weekend thing.

Help Between Paychecks

My friend recently bought a car and was wondering how much loan amount to take out. He was intending to make a bigger down payment on the car amount so he could reduce his loan amount and hence his monthly repayments. This was quite important for him as he had a monthly commitment of two housing loans on top of this car loan he was intending to take. He recently received a call from a bank offering him an interest free loan. However, I warned him against taking it as there was usually a catch to it.

He decided not to take it up in the end. I told him that if he needed bridging financing between his paychecks, he could consider taking short term No Fax Payday Loans which come in smaller amounts to help him tide the difficult period before his next paycheck. Since the amounts are smaller, any interest levied on it will also be less and more manageable than a bit amount. Hopefully, however, he will not need a payday loan as it is always best to avoid getting into too much debt.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I actually got up early this morning despite it being a Saturday to go for a walk in Lake Gardens! After my walk, I came back, had a shower and a healthy breakfast of oats and dates which is terribly healthy for a weekend. Then I sat down and finished my 6 paid posts that were all still outstanding! Now, just to find some inspiration this afternoon to blog as well and I should have a great day!

Perfect Present

A friend of mine is a rare coin collector and he is always on the lookout for rare and interesting coins. He has even queued for hours when a new collection was launched, just to add onto his growing and expensive collection. So when his birthday came about, it was only natural for us to look for something that he really loved and the morgan dollar by Monaco Rare Coin was a perfect choice. It even has a resale value so can be sold on the market just like any other wise investment. He really loved the gift and was very happy to add it onto his present collection.

Bridging Paychecks

Inflation has been on an all time high and sometimes I wonder how some families are able to get buy on small salaries. I read an article in the newspaper last week about how many people were starting to cut down on certain luxury items or eating out, simply to save money due to the rising costs. I used to work in a company where some of the lower paid employees like the clerks would resort to taking Cash Advance payments from the company, especially during festive seasons. This advance will then be deducted from their monthly salary.

However nowadays, there are other options available for them in the form of Payday Loans. It’s a way to help bridge your urgent needs between paychecks and can sometimes provide cash faster than a Salary Advance which may have to go through lots of administrative details. The loan amounts can range from £80 all the way up to £750 and once approved, the money can be electronically deposited directly into your bank account. Payment can also be done from that same bank account on agreed dates. It’s a good help if you need money for urgent matters and can be a much better and safer option than going to a loan shark.

Weekend's Here

Weekend's here! Hurrah :) I love the weekends and it was really great that this week was a short week as well due to the Deepavali holiday which fell on Thursday. It looks like a promising lazy weekend ahead already! Hurrah!

Buy New Cars Cheap

It seems to be the season of changing cars. First my friend got into a flood which left his car in a bad shape even after a major overhaul. Next, my brother’s 15 year old car seems to be on its last legs as it has been giving a lot of sounds and its suspension is almost gone. So we’ve recently been going to look at cars in car showrooms and online as well. One great site we found during our search was, a site that promises that you will never need to pay top dollar for a new car again! They allow consumers to compare quotes on new cars so they’ll always end up with the best deal. Because my brother and friend were considering Honda Cars, they ran a search for Honda Car Quotes and was surprised to see how vastly the quotes could differ from dealer to dealer, depending on how much discounts they were planning to give. In the end, we found that the quotes offered here were much better than the Honda Car Prices we saw at the showroom. Sometimes it’s amazing what a little bit of internet research can pick up!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Under The Radar

Today's been quite an okay day as far as the radar is concerned. I managed to hide and stay low from the eagle eye. I've got about half an hour more to go so I'm praying very hard I won't be detected until I leave! After all, it's a Friday and usually Friday nights mean party nights, don't they?! Funnily enough, I haven't partied in a long long long while. It's truly a sign of age! :P

What Did You Do?

So what did you do for your public holiday yesterday? I had a really good one. Slept in late, went to the gym, went for my yoga class and had a really good dinner with the family after that. It was really nice especially since I had a really tiring trip to Singapore the day before and had to come back into work after we got back. Then the parents wanted to spend some time walking in the mall so we got back quite late on Wednesday night. I'm glad it's the weekend again tomorrow!

Public Hol Yesterday

Yesterday was Deepavali which meant another public holiday! :) I've been really looking forward to public holidays as there haven't been any holidays for some time already. The next public holiday I'm looking forward to is the Christmas break. Throw in a Hari Raya Haji hol the week before and I'll be enjoying a nice long weekend!

Solution for Unwanted Pounds

Obesity is a real problem today in developed countries. Even China seems to be battling the battle of the bulge as their children grow up overweight caused by over indulgent parents and grandparents. I guess its hard to diet and say no to rich food in a society that's so abundant with food today. That has led to many people resorting to all kinds of surgical methods to help them lose the unwanted pounds, especially since thin seems to be in again. Some resort to painful liposuction procedures which others opt for Lap band surgery. In fact, Lap Band surgery seems to be gaining popularity as it is a simpler and less painful procedure compared to liposuction. However, like all medical procedures, it is always best to consult your doctor and to be fully informed before you do anything.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Should I go?

I’ve been having a major burnout at work and can’t wait to take a break. I just checked my leave form and realized that I haven’t even utilized my leave entitlement this year! And to think that I used to think that 21 days in a year was simply too short! I guess I got really busy and was not able to plan many holidays. A friend is actually planning a trip to Disneyland at the end of the year and asked me along. She said that she had gotten a really good deal on hotels in orlando which will save us quite a bit. I’m really tempted by her offer. Maybe I should take her up on it!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sales Marketplace

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Off To Singapore

I'm off to Singapore again tomorrow on a day trip. We're catching the 9.25 flight and are supposed to catch the 3.25 flight back in the afternoon. Hopefully we manage to finish our meeting on time to catch the flight otherwise we'll need to push it back. I'm not sure if we're supposed to go back into the office after that. There's quite a bit to be done and the following day is a public holiday. Guess we'll just play it by ear.

Host Your Domain

Nowadays baby blogs seem to be the trend and mommies everywhere are setting up sites to blog about their precious little ones. One of my friends was considering setting up a site for her newborn son and asked me about any good hosting plans available. I recalled reading a hostmonster review once and advised her to check it out. She was really happy to find that she could obtain and host unlimited domains at no extra charge. Now I look forward to reading more about her little boy!

Teak Teak Teak

I went to a Hari Raya open house recently that was held in the luxurious grounds of a huge mansion. It was a fantastic party with all kinds of big names around the place. The garden it was held in was really beautiful. It had immaculately landscaped designs and really beautiful teak garden furniture arranged in cosy little groups that made the perfect arrangement for the various people who wanted to chat in their little private groups.

I asked the host where she got the furniture from and she told me she actually bought it online from Teak Wood Patio Furniture. It’s a great site that deals in al kinds of teak furniture, from pretty little tables to cosy teak benches. It has everything anyone would ever need for a nice patio or garden set made from this sturdy and long lasting wood furniture. I personally like teak very much and someday when I have my own place, I’m going to get a nice pair of teak benches for a nice rustic look in the house.

Nice Big Refridgerators

When sis was shopping for her new home, we used to accompany her to look for electrical appliances. We all love big refrigerators so it was natural that we headed to those huge ones. One that we saw was a particularly nice one from the range of KitchenAid Refrigerators. It was huge, energy efficient and most importantly, looked stylish too with a great stainless steel and chrome finish. It was really roomy as well and came with lots of great compartments for storing different food items. Unfortunately it was beyond sis’ budget so she had to consider something a little cheaper. She did say though that she would consider buying the KitchenAid when she has funds available!

Work Stress

It's depressing going to work when I keep getting shouted at for things that I'm not responsible for. If it's an honest mistake concerning my work that I've made, I can take the blame for it. But not when it's some one else's responsibility which they have chosen to shirk or to push around. Sometimes I think there's a serious lack of communication or a major communication breakdown.

Traffic Driver

My aunt used to work in a large international school and we used to sometimes tag along with her to her school to see what it was like. The facilities and services they had there were amazing. It was so much more than our pokey old government schools. They had high tech computer labs filled with computer furniture and fully air conditioned classrooms. They even had lockers for them to store their belongings when not in school or in between classes.

I asked my aunt where they got their school computer furniture from and she said it was from Versatables, a company specializing in all kinds of computer furniture for schools, offices and hospitals. They provide 100% American products and even give a money back guarantee if you’re not happy with the products you have received. That’s confidence in their products for you! I really liked how sleek and stylish their ergonomic computer furniture look and hopefully someday, if I have my own office, I’ll outfit it with Versatables too.

Christmas Shopping!

Christmas is just around the corner. Have you gotten your Christmas lists done up and your presents ready? If you’ve been thinking of doing your Christmas shopping early to avoid the crowds, black friday is one of the best times to do your shopping. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is a great day to do your shopping as there are always a host of special discounts available for shoppers. Sometimes it’s hard to know what the bargains are and whether it’s worth making that long trip into town. Well, don’t fret because with, you don’t need to be left wondering if you can make it on time to get the bargains you want. You can simply purchase online and be guaranteed of getting the discounts you’ve been eyeing.

If you’re shopping for a child, you’ll know how difficult it is to get discounts on that particular toy that’s hot in season. It’ll be the toy that every child is coveting for and every parent would do almost anything to buy. Yes, Christmas shopping can be one scary event! So if you don’t want to be battling frenzied parents and screaming children, simply get your discount code from Toys R’ Us Big Toy Book Black Friday Ad. So for all you Christmas shoppers out there, do bookmark this page. You won’t regret it!

Saturday, November 03, 2007


I've been tired a lot lately. Maybe it's work pressures in the office, lack of sleep or simply lack of iron. I think I'd better try to start sleeping earlier nowadays and build up some of my sleep banks for lean nights ahead when things start getting busy again.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Police Gear

Have you ever wondered where the police get their cool gear from? Funky things like their bullet proof vests, gun holsters and funky sunglasses? It turns out that they're all available on online sites such as Tactical Outdoors which have everything a police needs, from Galco holsters to bullet proof vests. So now we can look as cool as the cool cops too!


Are you addicted to Facebook? I am! Some of the applications are really fun to play around with! I was initially addicted to Scrabble, now I'm on Hangman! Hehe...what fun! :) I have a short attention span so I don't stick to an application for long!

Online Dating

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Tiring Yoga

We had a really tiring yoga session last night. I hadn't been going for my yoga for about 2 weeks already so as usual I was rusty and unable to do a lot of the poses. On top of that, the teacher decided to put us through some new moves that were really like those yoga poses yogis in India do! Most times I was struggling along trying to do them and ended up giving up on some of them! It was a good class though. I'm glad I went for it.