Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
In the begining, I was only familiar with Manga and Anime. That is why I love going to visit Kenny's blog. Codename: Dreams. Over the past month, I have learnt quite a lot manga and anime characters from his blog. It was Miow who introduced me to Cosplay. The first time was venturing into a shop called iSock or something like that at Berjaya Times Square. That is where I learned about the Lolitas and her friends. Some of the costumes were nice and sexy. Others were really wierd, dark and scary.
Anyway, I was at MidValley Mega Mall on Saturday and Sunday, helping out my friend at his booth in the 2008 Diet and Beauty Exhibition. By the end of the first day, as I was about to leave the exhibition center, I saw this one fella walking towards the other exhibition hall.
He looked suspiciously like one of those characters I saw on the Anime channel on Astro. So, I followed him in to the next hall and wow.. there was a whole bunch of them. They were really out of this world. I guess you either like them or you don't. I find them fascinating. To actually take the effort to dress up, complete with makeup and accessory, guys and girls alike.
As I was rushing to get back as my legs were killing me, I could only stay to snap shots of a few of them. As I left the hall, there were still several trouping in. They did not have their make-up on yet, so, I didn't bother to take their photos.
Mmm.. very interesting.
The crowd contrast was so obvious. This hall were filled with the young people. I think the average age must be around 20 years old to 22 years old.
In the other hall where the Diet and Beauty exhibition was being held, I think the average age would have to be around 35 years and definitely more.
When I went back to the exhibition halls this morning, I made sure I stood around Hall 1.... where the young people were... haha.. even though I am old in face, I am still young at heart.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This Traffic Tips Report gives a whole list of ways to improve traffic to one's blog. I have downloaded it and some of the tips may just work. Some of them however may not work so well here, but then what do I know haha. Anyways, there are quite a list to go throught with new traffic generation methods and as many good ways to do it as you possibly can.
This Justin Michie is an internet marketer and I have heard of him mentioned during my EAP Boot Camp recently. I think he was the Lemonade Chap. His report doesn’t just show you a few ways to generate website traffic, it delivers 247 unique ways to get traffic to your site. Right from the start that’s something that any website or blog owner can use. On top of that, the report is actually free!
And even though it’s free, the methods outlined in his report should be able to increase your traffic significantly in just a matter of days. The great thing about this report is that it includes both free and paid traffic generation methods. So whether you are just starting out and you have time to invest but little money, or you’ve been making money online for awhile and have the money but not the time – there are plenty of ideas in here to up your traffic stats.
Just don’t let the amount of ideas in here overwhelm you – don’t try to do it all at once, pace yourself! Some of the methods will result in short term traffic and others will result in long term traffic. If you start with a few of short term and a few long term methods from this report you can give your site a quick burst of traffic right away while building long term traffic. This will help your traffic grow quickly and still sustain itself so you’ll be getting plenty of visitors month after month.
The report has been reviewed by some of the most successful and well known internet marketers. Joel Comm and Willie Crawford both highly recommended it, when Justin was charging money for it. (It had been selling at the discounted rate of $7 at http://www.TrafficTipsReport.com.) Joel calls it a “really valuable resource” that all internet marketers should have. And Willie “recommends it to all of his clients and subscribers.” When you have endorsements like these you really can’t go wrong!
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Just got an sms from my cousin sister in Ipoh and one of my baker sifu regarding the dangerous foods to beware of as a result of the current Milk Powder issue in China. The email reads as follows:-
For your information, the following items have been recalled due to China's milk scandal:
3. Mento's Yoghurt Bottle
4. Dove Chocolate
5. Oreo Wafer Sticks
6. Dutchlady Sterilised Milk
7. Wall's all natural mango
8. Mini Poppers Ice Cream
9. Magnum Ice Cream
10. Moo Sandwich Ice Cream
11. Mini Cornetto
12. Youcan Ice Cream
Stores have been asked by AVA Singapore to remove them. If u have any of these items at home, don't eat them.
Going to surf the site and check the information. Meanwhile, if anybody has any updates, please put in your comments. Thanks :D
It is kind of boring in the office right now. Could it be because a lot of people are already in the Raya mood? Actually, Raya is the start of the year end festivities here in Malaysia as we have Deepavali following that, then Hari Raya Haji, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. I can sense my waistline expanding already haha.
Well, festivities also means extra money needed to buy new clothes, presents and loads of other stuff. In fact, I have been eyeing the ACER Aspire One for several weeks already. Sigh.. why are there so many things to buy with so little money?
If there was a way of earning a bit of extra money without too much effort, I would be very interested. Wouldn't you be too? Anyway, there is an eLearning Portal which allows one to make money by sending emails. I reckon that if one is already spending so much time on the internet, why not make it worthwhile$$. And sending emails are what we do quite well already. Don't we already send all sorts of things to our friends and acquaintances via email. Well, I for one has been receiving loads of stuff from my friends, jokes, motivational and inspirational thoughts, alerts and warnings.. haha.. during lunch time, an ex-colleague came on the Yahoo Messenger to warn me about the danger of the latest drug in the market Burundanga. BEWARE! he warns. I just said "Thank you for the Warning". Will tell him later to go read my blog :)
Well, if you receive an email from me in the next couple of days regarding the eLearning Portal, please humor me and read the mail.... please.... trying to earn my way to the new Acer Aspire One by Christmas. A Christmas present to mua from mua :D.
Monday morning? Hey, where did the weekend go??
The one thing that I really look forward on Monday mornings is checking through my mail boxes for mails from friends. And I got a very nice one from my friend Phillus. He sent me a email full of Thoughful messages. There are many a time in this fast paced world of ours that we forget to stop to smell the flowers and contemplate on life and it's meaning. Anyway, I'd like to share these wonderful thoughts with all of you.
Friday, September 19, 2008
They told us at the Boot Camp that FEAR is really false evidence appearing real. And this has stopped many people from doing a lot of things. When we were kids, our parents have instilled this fear in us that if we didn't study, we will end up like the poor man(or woman) who has his cardboard home underneath the bridge. When we were in school, our teachers instilled fear in us by ridiculing us when we got the answers wrong and our schoolmates laugh at us.
When we are adults, there are a lot of things we want to try but because FEAR has been ingrained in us, we hold back. A lot of times we play mind games with ourselves. One part tells us to go for it, the other part warns us about the negative possible outcome.
Have you lived to regret not taking action sometimes to go for what you wanted. One good example is that during seminars and events, normally, the presenter would ask for someone to volunteer to answer a question or do something up on stage. A lot of times, the question will turn out to be either ridiculous simple or the action is just going up there and doing so equally simple act. But because of our fear of being laughed at, we have always held back. I *raises hand* have always had that fear. But after that Boot Camp, I have learnt that FEAR is really at the end of the day, just false evidence appearing real.. and the best remedy for it is to take action. The EAP Boot Camp has really done wonders. I would definitely recommend people to have a look at their program. They have free previews every now and then, and it is totally without obligations. If you do go, please give Wendy Lai and Tammie Lum my regards. These girls are really very nice people :D.
Oh, found an interesting website here on Making Money. Have a great weekend everybody.
Official Website here!
It has been a rather good week for me, despite having so much to do. Decided to go treat myself last night to a movie but the timing was a bit off because as my friend and I finished our dinner, it was already 9:30pm and the only other show available at 9:45pm was this Mandarin movie "Money No Enough 2". I think it was 10 years ago when I watched the 1st show, "Money No Enough". Back then, I had to read the subtitles all the way as I cannot understand any other Chinese dialect except Cantonese. Anyway, 10 years on, I found out I still had to read the subtitles throughout the entire show :(. But I think the few Malay girls in a few rows in front were probably also reading the subtitles. But I could be wrong as I know some Malay neighbors whose children are schooled in Chinese schools and coming top 3 in class every year - so shy to call myself Chinese sometimes :(
Jack Neo's film has always appeal to me because the story comes from the heart. This one again talks about human traits and relationships. As I was watching the going ons in the show and reading the subtitles, many emotions came up very strongly. First the feeling of sadness, then rib tickling laughter, then tears....wow.. what an emotional rollercoaster. I am not sure if you will get the same effect if you were watching it on a DVD at home, but last night, I knew the people in the cinema were all on this emotional rollercoaster ride with me. The laughter was obvious but when the tears came, I heard sniffles and there was this guy who kept saying "F@*k".. mmm.. trying to cover up the tears??.
I would say, go watch this show. It was anytime better than some of the previous brain numbing snorables I've watched in the recent past.
Ten-years since the first Money No Enough, local celebrity auteur Jack Neo’s “Money No Enough 2” returns to bring attention to the common man’s life in Singapore where the pursuit of money is a never ending passion .
The story revolves around three brothers from a middle-income background in contemporary Singapore. These are characters who are representative of the business owners, white and blue collar workers of Singaporeans.
The oldest brother Yang Bao Hui (by Henry Thia) represents the lower income group. As a child, Hui left school at an early age to earn money to help support his poverty stricken family. He has been working as a delivery man in the same company for the last 30 years. At the persuasion of his younger brother, he strikes out as an entrepreneur to sell health supplements. As business improves, he quits his dead-end job and puts all his time into the business. Unfortunately the business is forced to a standstill when the health supplement is deemed unsafe for public consumption, which inadvertently brings Bao Hui close to financial ruin.
The second brother Yang Bao Qiang (by Jack Neo) portrays a well-heeled successful businesman. As the owner of his own business, he and his wife flaunts their wealth in typical Singaporean fashion, with designer clothes, a flashy car and a big house to put it all in. However in a moment of greed, he allows himself to be cheated out of his fortune and gets into a very difficult financial situation.
The youngest brother Yang Bao Huang (by Mark Lee) represents the ordinary middle working class. He earns a good salary working as a regional supervisor for a health supplement trading company, and spends lavishly to maintain his ‘wannabe’ lifestyle. When the health supplement business goes bust, debts pile up and Bao Huang too, faces financial ruin.
In the past, when I received such type of mails, my first reaction was to forward it out to my family and my friends immediately. But having been told by some of these friends that the mails which I sent out are not true, these days, I do try to do a little checking first.
My checks on this claim has revealed several things.
1) Definition: Burundanga is a drug made from the plant called either cacao sabanero or borrachero. It is used to drug unsuspecting tourists in order to rob them. This was taken from About.com - South America Travel
2) From a medical source: Scopolamine can be used as a pre-surgical drug for the purpose of impairing memory of surgical trauma. It provides an initial knockout effect, before the anesthesia proper is administered, and has the added benefit of preventing long term memory formation during the period of time. At one time scopolamine was given to women during childbirth. This was taken from earthops. There was an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal Article dated July3, 1995 which tells of how people in Columbia have been drugged and have lost their precious belongings and money to unscrupulous people using that drug. The article is here.
3) From snopes.com, the claim that criminals used Burundanga-soaked business cards to incapacitate victims is FALSE. They have an example of the similar emails which I received except the mail which I received, the woman has no name, the place where it apparently occurred was also not identified. One of the mails which I received read like this....
Must Read and Please be careful out there. A man came over and offeredhis services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no ,but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car.The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time. Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station. She then noticed the men wereimmediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help.The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for severalminutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently,there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her. This drug is called 'BURUNDANGA'and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in orderto steal from or take advantage of them. This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sureyou don't accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services . PLEASE SEND THIS E-MAILALERT TO EVERY FEMALE YOU KNOW
I suppose we just have to remember, however much we want to save our family and friends from danger, we should do a little bit of checking first before we scare them silly. What do you think?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
As I was looking at the brochure, I must say I was pretty impressed about some of the pictures. But being rather skeptical, I was already wondering if these were just photoshopped pictures. That was when he did a 6 minutes demonstration on the back of my right hand. As I used to golf, I have always been rather embarrassed by the fact that my right hand is of a darker shade than my left hand. Why? Cause when I golf, I only wear a left glove (for better grip).
When he was done, I noticed a stark difference in the shade of color on the back of my right hand. WAH! Impressed lah. Then he asked if I wanted to have a demo on my face. But only 1/2 the face, so that I can see the difference. WHAT! Crazy ah... in the middle of an eatery and having to go back to the office after lunch. What would my colleagues say? What would my boss say? No lah, I told him. Next time.
I would have liked for him to do the demo on my face this weekend but he will be traveling *sigh*. Hence, I am now trying to round up some of my gal pals for next week to do the demo. No exactly sure which date to pick yet. But for those of you who are interested, just drop me a comment.
I have found this video on YouTube. Actually there are a few more, but some of them talk and talk .. not much action BAH!
I have appended a flayer with the information regarding the 2008 Diet and Beauty Fair at Mid Valley. If you are there, for whatever reasons, do drop in. He told me that there mystery gifts and promotions. I am sure there are plenty of freebies too from the other booths :D. I am going to bring my big Jusco RM4.90 bag to collect the freebies....heehee..damn "tham sum"...greedy.
It is the fasting period now and it is normally during this time that I realize that many of my Muslim brothers and sisters are the ones who actually make up a large number of blood donors. Most of the time, we do not see calls for blood donations by the National Blood Banks and Hospitals. But each time we are in this Holy month of Ramadan, the cries for help to replenish the blood banks are loud. In fact, there is one which will be carried out in our office this week.
I just received this from a friend.
BLOOD URGENTLY NEEDED
PLEASE HELP IF IT IS IN YOUR CAPACITY
Name of Patient : Madam Cheah Poh Chan @ Lee Poh Chan
Age : 74 years (Female)
Ward : ICU. Bleeding due to road accident
Blood Group Type : B + (Other blood groups are also accepted since there is a lack of blood due to the Puasa month)
Telephone : Assunta Hospital 03-76807000 Ext 3303
Thank you for donating to this meritorious cause.
May you be blessed with Good Helath, peace and happiness.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE A POSSIBLE
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I was parked in Basement 3 of MidValley Megamall's carpark the other evening and as I was walking towards the escalators, I did a double take when I passed this vehicle. Firstly, it was not parked in a proper bay and secondly, it was virtually overtaken by cows...
Big ones, small ones, fluffy ones.. wow.. this person must be so into cows. I know that the owner is chinese by the chinese talisman hanging in the front. Not sure if the owner has a milk production factory or a something along that line.
Some of the cows are so cute. There must have been quite a fair bit of effort involved in collecting them. I so love the big ones here.
When I finished my shopping, the car was no longer there. But 9:30pm is probably too late to be out for any decent, well brought up cow(s) teehee. Anybody know where the big cutie cow is sold?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I wanted to post something I saw recently at the carpark of my favorite shopping mall but it would seem so trivial in the light of bigger issues.. of which one of them is to FREE TERESA KOK, ABOLISH ISA! I would not be doing what my heart tells me to do if I went ahead and posted something about a bunch of cows inside somebody's car in a carpark..sheeesh..
So, what are you waiting for? Quick Quick... go over to FREE TERESA, ABOLISH ISA! petition site and sign the petition. I have done it .. a little late for I am the 17,659th person to do it... but better late than not doing it at all. Tell your friends, fellow countrymen.... let us stand united in our vigil for Teresa and all the other ISA detainees. Read more at Tony's blog.
Monday, September 15, 2008
What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus... if you don't know, read on.
You just won't get this information on why colds and flus can
help you stay healthy over the long run from medical textbooks
and mainstream media - please consider sharing it with family
Although experiencing a cold or the flu once in a while can help
rid your body of your weakest cells, I'm willing to bet that there
Here's how you can stand a good chance of preventing a cold from developing:
As soon as you experience that sore, tickly feeling in your
throat that precedes a full-blown cold, gargle with warm salt water.
And when I say gargle, I mean really gargle; take in a mouthful
of warm salt water, look up at the ceiling, and gargle aggressively.
Gargle like this several times with a glass of warm salt water, and
Warm salt water can remove viruses from the tonsils and adenoids
that line the back of your throat region. Viruses that cause colds and flus typically get caught by your tonsils and adenoids before they spread through your body. Your tonsils and adenoids are important parts of your immune system because they are located near the entrance of your breathing passages, and they serve as a first line of defense against undesirable airborne microorganisms and substances.
This, by the way, is why it is best not to remove tonsils and adenoids from your throat region. Chronic swelling of tonsils and adenoids is best addressed by reducing sugar intake, adopting a minimally processed diet that is rich in fresh plant foods, and supporting immune system health by getting plenty of rest, exercise, and exposure to sunlight and fresh air.
Cold salt water may also help to remove viruses from your tonsils and adenoids, but warm salt water tends to be more effective. Warm water may help to melt the fatty coating that protects viruses that cause the cold and flu.
What if you gargle for all you're worth but still end up developing a full-blown cold?
Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take comfort in knowing that countless viruses are at work destroying your weakest cells. And don't forget to blow your nose as often as it runs; help your body get rid of what it wants to get rid of.
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Friday, September 12, 2008
"How to Talk so Women will Listen" - Womenspeak
1. Participate in the conversation
Don't wait for your turn to talk. Female brains are wired to both speak and listen simultaneously., which is why women often seem to all talk at the same time. This is because they can. If you wait for your turn you'll just get older. If you don't actively participate in a conversation with women, it is perceived to be a lack of interest by you or that you hold a critical opinion.
2.Use facial expressions when listening
A woman's facial expressions reveal her emotions so, as she talks, mirror her expressions and gestures to create rapport. Never do this with another man.
3. Give her personal details and appeal to her emotions
Female brains are organized for reading the emotions of others and for evaluating relationships between people. Reveal to her, personal information about yourself and your family and volunteer your personal feelings about things.
4. Use indirect speech
Women's spoken sentences are longer than men's and may contain several subjects including her feelings and emotions about those subjects. Avoid getting to the point quickly, pushing for a fast solution to a problem, or "closing the sale". Be more friendly, relaxed and agreeable.
Well, do you think you agree with Allan and Barbara. I do and I think with if I keep this in mind, I will face less frustrations when I am trying to get through to the guys in my family *grins*
This is Brian Tracy. I will be starting on his book tonite :)
Extracted from Allan & Barbara Pease's"people Skills for Life - Easy Peasy".
"How to Talk so Men will Listen" - Menspeak
1. Give men one thing at a time
Men's brains are compartmentalized. It's as if a man's brain is divided into little rooms with each room containing a function that works in isolation of all others. Do not multi-track with a man. Keep your ideas and thoughts separate. Deal with one thing at a time.
2. Let him have his turn to speak
Male brains are wired up to either speak or listen. Most men can't do both simultaneously and this is why men take turns to talk. Let him have his turn and let him finish his sentence. Do not interrupt.
3. Use a poker face when listening
Men think that someone who uses many facial expressions when listening may have mental or emotional problems. Hold a serious expression when listening to a man and make listening sounds like "uh-huh....", "I see...." , "Yeah, yeah...." to encourage him to continue.
4. Give him facts and information
Male brains are organized for spatial tasks and are interested in the relationship between things. Show solutions to problems, give facts and testimonials. Avoid emotional pleas. Instead, prove your point.
5. Use direct speech
Men's sentences are shorter than women's and contain more facts, data, information and solutions. Don't hint or infer things. Say what you mean and get to the point.
Watch out for the continuation of this in the next post :). Meanwhile, another free video *smirks*and this is from Allan's website.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hari Raya celebrations are just around the corner and do you need new furniture? I just got this flyer from Macy. Macy Shah Alam is relocating and they are having a Relocation Sale.
For more informations, just visit them at their website here. Too bad our friend Kalai is no longer working at Macy. The last time he called me, he is at Courts, the outlet next to Ikano.
When you are free, just go to this link Anthony Robbins asks.... and let the video run. You could even download it but it is a rather large file, well over 70MB in size.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 Award *grins*. Thank you SueSue for the award and it is really an honor to have the opportunity to "meet" you in blogsphere. Would have been even better if I could attend the Bento Party organized by Bento Pet and Emily. However, I am sure that they will do it again.
Here are the rules that come with the award:
The rules are these:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
I wish to nominate the following terrific bloggers/mummies with this award:1. Babe BabeintheCityKL
2. Pat of BentoPet
3. Christine of allthingspurple
4. Superheroes S & W of A Tale of TwoSuperheroes
5. Gargies of Joy of A Homemaker's Life
6. Che-Cheh of Che-Cheh
7. Min of Baking Project
8. Erina of SembangNtalk
Those who are not on the list does not mean you are not great and terrific bloggers or mummies. It is just that I've just have not enough time to list and link all of you. I've got to get back to work before the Boss comes and unplug my network connections :p. Cheers everybody.
If you want to have a look, just hop over to Junk Reader Survey below and give it a go. Have to go back to work before the Boss gets mad. Later then folks :)..just had to share this :)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Hi everybody.. wow.. how the time has flown by.. just like that. Some of you.. haha.. maybe just a few only lah were probably wondering what has happened to yours truly here.. especially after the earlier posts about my mum not being well and having needed hospitalization and all.
Yeah, it was true that she had spent some time recuperating in the hospital but at the same time, I have also signed myself up for an Entrepreneurs development program for 2 weeks. The two weeks have been a really super fast ride for me. I must agree that I have really put in my 100% effort in this program. Not only did I meet some very special people, who I will remember and keep close in my mind and in my heart for a long time, but I also met some entrepreneurs who might just be my ticket to really making enough money to really have the lifestyle that I have always dreamed of having, to have the money to buy everything I want, to go off for a long holiday and coming back with money still flowing into the bank... and this is not going to be just a dream.. it is real :)
Not only that, I am also RM1,000 richer after the weekend, after winning the Ultimate Winning Team Award (prize of more than RM3,000 which was shared amongst the team) and also the individual price of RM500 from the consultants for being a great leader... heehee...this will be my capital to start off something which might be my very first passive income earner.
This is just a short post as I have quite a lot of office work to catch up but in time to come, I will have money working for me.. and not I working for money. Til my next post, I would like to tell you that after that program, I have come to realize that "You can make MONEY without MONEY!!!" Now isn't that great :).