Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Webcam chat with Sis. Bebe

Yesterday, Mom had a chat with Sis. Bebe. I actually arranged the chat to be at 12 midnite but somehow Sis Bebe login to MSN Live Messenger earlier at 10.10pm. She gave a call first to inform that she is online. Mom was around and they chatted for about an hour or so. It was good to hear from her especially as she will going for her first Chemotherapy this coming Friday.

Times like this I thanked God for the advance of science. Sis Bebe is in UK and Mom can talk with her and see her face as though she is near each other. And it is very cheap compared to using the phone call.

Will be having another session of webcam chat with Sis Bebe this coming Sunday.

Diamond ring for my wife

My wife has been giving hints. Many times when she read and write about diamond ring, she would sigh and say, "Haizzz... when can I get my diamond ring?" Well being the poor (financially) man that I am, I can only keep quiet and wonder as to when can I fulfill that wish of hers. Maybe the time has come to fulfill her wish. Now A&W Diamonds, an established Loose Diamond Wholesaler is opening up a website to directly sell loose diamonds to consumers. There is no need for us to buy diamonds from a middle-man or a jeweler. As A&W Diamonds is celebrating their Grand Opening to the public they have given out this press release: -

New York, New York – A&W Diamonds is now open to the public. This is the first time that a loose diamond wholesaler has made their inventory open to the public at such attractive prices. Previous to the opening of AWdiamonds.com, A&W diamonds sold loose diamonds exclusively to jewelers and retail stores.

A&W Diamonds is a third generation diamond wholesaler based out of the diamond district in Midtown Manhattan. A&W Diamonds is run by Larry Weissfeld who is continuing the family business; he had this to say about his company. “We felt for a long time that the diamond market was lacking a public wholesaler. We wanted people to have access to affordable loose diamonds so that they could design their own jewelry and have more control over design and cost.”

AWdiamonds.com has thousands of diamonds available for sale in all shapes, colors, cuts and sizes. They also offer a matching diamond search engine so that customers can find matching diamonds for earrings or rings with multiple stones. Along with the diamonds AWdiamonds.com has a comprehensive diamond education center which should be a first stop for all novice diamond shoppers.

Benefits of Buying Loose Diamonds:

Price – Buying directly from the wholesaler is cheapest way to buy loose diamonds.
Design – Customers can choose their own designer and diamond, freeing them from ready-made choices at the jewelry store.
Quality – All loose diamond at A&W Diamonds are certified by independent laboratories including GIA, EGL and IGI.
Selection – A&W Diamonds offers thousands of loose diamonds in all shapes, cuts and colors to choose from.

About A&W Diamonds:
A&W Diamonds deals solely with loose diamonds. It is a third generation family business that provided loose diamonds to jewelers all over the world. With a selection of thousands of loose diamonds their goal is to make sure that everybody can find their perfect diamond.

Now I got the headache as to find the nice diamond for her. There are so many to choose from. Haizzzz...diamond is a girl's best friend but it is also a man's pocket digger.

Climbing toilet bowl

Annabelle can climb the toilet bowl by herself already. Today, as she wants to go and do her business in the toilet, she asked me accompany her. Looks like I have to do another shit watching. When we were in the toilet I grabbed her hand to help her climb. She pulled her hand away and told me that she can climb the toilet bowl all by herself. I smiled and just stand there. True to what she said, she managed to climb on the toilet bowl without my help.

I then went outside the toilet and do the shit watching. Prefers to do the shit watching outside the toilet as the smell of the shit could be very very smelly. Today's shit is dark brown and brown in colors. Washed her ass with water and soap and then watched her climbed down the toilet bowl all by herself. Praised her for her success in climbing up and down the toilet bowl all by herself. Now, my responsibilities would be lesser a bit.

Search and buy without hassle

If you want to buy a product you would normally search online for the brand and models of the product. Then when you found one that you like you would have to search for it at the various shopping malls or shops before you can find the products that you are looking for. That is quite a hassle for many of us especially when not all the shops do sell the product model that we are looking for. Now, that can change when you use krillion.com search website.

Assuming that you are looking for a oven, in particular a Kenmore Ranges oven products. Just type the keywords and you will be shown the full range of Kenmore oven related products. Choose your model and scroll down until you see the list of cities where you can buy the product. Click on the city near you and you will be shown the list of retailers that offers the product you want. It is that easy. You can be sure the shops listed do sell the product that you are looking for.

Australia - Gold Coast

One of the interesting places to visit in Australia is the Gold Coast. It is not certain how it got its name but one possibility is the golden potential it holds as a tourist spot. One thing for sure is the beaches there are favorite spots for local and outstation visitors. It is definitely a place to go for surfers as the waves provide challenging opportunities for surfers. Or one can just lay down and enjoy the sun.

That is not the only interesting places in Gold Coast. If you go for an hour drive west of Surfers Paradise you will reach the Gold Coast's Hinterland mountains. Here lies world heritage listed national parks and reserves where visitors can enjoy wonderful views, local restaurants and picnic spots, shopping, bush walking, bird watching, swim in natural rock pools, take 4WD day tours. If you are up to it, you can explore more than 160 kilometres of graded walking tracks in Lamington National Park, Australia's largest preserved stand of subtropical rainforest.

When you visit Gold Coast, you can stay in any of the Hotels in Brisbane. You can also check out the Brisbane Accomodation and Gold Coast Accomodation and get the best deal for your room rates.

Real Travel - Cheng Family

It is very interesting to read about other people experiences and adventures. I read about The Cheng Family travel adventure to X'ian, China where he blogged about his experience after visiting the famous Terracotta Army. Here is a quotation found in his blog: -

"The army was first discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well. Since then more than 7,000 of these bigger than life-size terracotta warriors have been found in 4 different pits covering many acres. This is said to be the most important archeological find of the century. These figures were part of the burial site of Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty (221 – 206 BC), who also began the construction of the Great Wall.

Ancient records revealed that the burial site was built over a 10 year period with over 700,000 slave labourers. No two figures are alike and researchers believe they were actually modeled after real people. Not only were there terracotta figures found, but also found were two half-sized bronze horse drawn chariots intricately cast (and since restored) as well as swords still sharp and bright after 2000 years of burial. Researchers have since discovered that the Qin weapon makers already had chrome plating technology which we generally consider to be a 20
th century invention."

Reading his experiences makes me want to visit X'ian, China and experience the awe and wonder of the Terracotta Army. If you want to know more about his experiences, you can check out realtravel.com. You can also make full use of the free trip planner made available on the website. It provide help for you to choose your flight, packages, hotels and many more. You can also read about what other travelers have gone through which could greatly help you plan your holiday well.

Big appetite

He is hungry again. Barnabas is getting back his appetite. When he was down with fever, diarrhea and stomachache two weeks ago, his appetite went down. He hardly want to eat and the amount of food that he eats are little. I think it is because of stomach discomfort that he ate little. Now that he is healthy again, his appetite is really big.

Now, he cannot see other people eating. If he sees his mommy eating, he will immediately go over and ask for something to eat. And while eating and he sees his daddy eating some other food, he would then go to his daddy and still ask for some more food. Mind you, this happened even after he had his 6 ounces of milk. Hahaha...I think he wants to regain the weight that he lost when he was sick.

On the dining table his mommy has put various types of biscuits, wafers, candy and other tit-bits. This is where he likes to go when he is hungry, finding food to eat. In the long term, I think it would be cheaper and cost saving to buy candies from bulk candy store. There are various types of candies like Butter Fingers, Kit Kats, Almond Joys, Skittles, and Mentos that Barnabas would love to have in his mouth.

Goji berries

The western world called it Goji Berries. The Chinese are very familiar with it and called it "kei chi". It is very common among the Chinese as they often use Goji berries in their everyday consumption. Goji berries is used in Chinese herbal soup and if you go to a Chinese restaurant and order their herbal soup, you might find Goji berries as one of the ingredients. And you will definitely find it in the Chinese herbal medicine shop. Its nutritions and benefits are long known by the Chinese "singseh" or herbal medicine doctor.

Goji berries is also used in making drinks. It is sweet in taste and can be eaten raw although most of the goji berries in the market is in dried form. One common known benefit of Goji berries among the Chinese people is that it is good for better vision. There are other benefits of Goji berries and the world are starting to explore its vasts potentials. Among other benefits of Goji berries are that it helps to lower the cholesterol levels, improve mental clarity, boosts male virility. Scientific efforts are undergoing to determine the exact medicinal value of Goji Berry juice.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

UK Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham the second largest city in England. It has the reputation as a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. It is this fact that led to Birmingham being known as "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades". You can call the people of Birmingham as 'Brummies', a term derived from the city's nickname of Brum.

If you are planning to visit Birmingham, do check out the events that they have throughout the year. One interesting event that you should consider attending is the Cardiff Summer Festival. It is a two months festival starting from 11th July 2008 and ends on 25th August 2008. It includes events such as Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival, Tesco Children's Festival, The Admiral Cardiff Big Weekend & MAS Carnival, Lloyds TSB Welsh Proms, and Mermaid Quay Cardiff Harbour Festival. You can stay in any of the Hotels in Cardiff. Some of the Cardiff Hotels and Birmingham Hotels offers cheap and reasonable room rates. Just make sure that you make room reservation much earlier before the event.

If you are there in winter, do not miss the Winter Wonderland where the Cardiff's City Hall lawn is transformed into the fun and festive Winter Wonderland with an open air ice rink, craft stalls and fairground rides. Do enjoy the Christmas celebrations here where beautiful lights are displayed. There is also the Admiral family fireshow that you might want to attend to.

House plans

One criteria that I like to see in a house is the cooling criteria. What I mean is whether the temperature inside the house is still cool even though the weather outside is very hot. Most of the terrace houses that are being built now does not fulfill this criteria. It is cheap in price but it is not comfortable to live in. Poor natural ventilation system is another downside to the terrace houses.

Have you watched the movie "The Lake House" starred by Sandra Bullock? In the movie there is a house by the lake. Most of the walls are made of glass and there is enough ventilation that makes the house looks cool. And one can enjoy the view of the lake even from inside the house. Now, that is a well planned house where nature is taken into consideration.

If you plan to have a house specially design according to your interests and ideas, you can checkout houseplansandmore.com. There are various types of house plans that are offered there. The Log Cabin House Plans and the English Cottage House Plans are wonderful and desirable. Then again, as I said, make sure that the house that you are planning to build take into consideration the weather and surrounding environment.

For those who have a ranch, you might want to consider the Small Ranch House Plans. The pictures shown are some of the house designs that I find very nice.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Shit watching

Being at home taking care of my three children gives me various adventures. One of it is shit watching. Everytime one of my children wants to go to the toilet, she would ask the daddy to follow along.

Daddy's responsibilities are firstly to ensure that the children climb safely on the toilet bowl. Secondly, it is to see whether the children is really shitting or just urinating. Thirdly, it is to monitor the "condition" of the shit, whether it is hard stool or watery, smelly or very very smelly and the colors of the shit. Fourthly, it is to wash the children's ass and ensure its cleanliness. And finally, to ensure the children climbed down safely from the toilet bowl. Such is the adventurous tasks of this daddy while shit watching.

Hawaii Kona

I have written in my earlier post about Kailua. In the island of Kailua is a place called Kona. It is not a big place and is still a sleepy town compared to Honolulu but it does hold world events that attracts thousands of people. Kona is located Let me mentioned just two of the events that is would be of interest to some.

Kona is home to the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Kona's fishing grounds boast warm, deep waters, sunny skies, Aloha Spirit and the ability to hook up a marlin just five minutes after the tournament starts. It's fishing reputation was birth 48 years ago when Peter S. Fithian founded the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT). Since then, HIBT has earned its iconic status in big-game fishing tournaments and is known as the grandfather of all big game fishing tournaments. Not everybody can enter the tournament as it is only by invitation. This invitational tournament is built upon honor, prestige and strict adherence to International Game Fish Association rules for world records.

Another world event that attracts people from all over the world is the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Firstly, the contestants have to swim accros the 2.4 mile seawater which begins at the Kailua Pier and stretches out into the bay. Secondly, it is followed by a 112 mile bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hawi and back, and thirdly, ending with a 26 7/32 mile marathon along the coast of the Big Island (from Keauhou to Keahole Point to Kailua-Kona), finishing on Ali'i Drive. If you think you are up to it, give yourself the challenge to compete and complete in this Triathlon. At the same time, enjoy your time in Hawaii Kona.

Check out Kona vacation rentals or Kauai Vacation Rentals for places to stay in Kona. You can read more about Kona from Kona Travel Blog.

Hawaii Kailua

Kailua was the ancient capital of O'ahu's kings. In 1795, King Kamehameha I conquered O'ahu in his quest to unite the Hawaiian Islands after which he granted various land areas to his warriors and tribal chiefs who have helped him. Visitors can see various ancient temple ruins in Kailua, one of which is the Ulu Po Heiau State Monument.

Kailua is located 12 miles northeast of Honolulu. One of the places that you can go is the Kailua Beach. Kailua Beach is a crescent-shaped, about 2 miles in length and 50-150 feet wide. The ocean bottom fronting the beach slopes gently to overhead depths without any coral heads. This place is suitable for amateur surfers as the light to medium waves can support surfing and body surfing.

Another interesting activity that you can do in Kailua is to take the "Magical Boat Tour" which departs daily from Keauhou Bay and enjoy a unique adventure where you'll see dolphins in their natural environment. If you want more, you can also explore the historic Kona Coast, the lava tubes, and the sea caves.

For more information on Kailua, check out Hawaiian Vacation Kailua and Kauai Travel Blog. Of course, if you are looking for a place to stay, you can check out Kauai Vacation Rentals for good and cheap offers.

Hawaii Oahu

Welcome to Oahu, Hawaii. Oahu is located below Kauai island. As mentioned in my earlier post, Oahu is famous and well known among world class surfers. It is said the surfing was birthed in Oahu although this claim was not authenticated. Most people believe that surfing has its beginning in Polynesia. The tribal chiefs in Hawaii use surfing not only for recreation but also for ritual activities. Now surfing has evolved tremendously and has become a popular sport worldwide.

If you are not into surfing like me, you can still have a list of things to do in Oahu. Oahu is also famous for its Shark Adventure trip. You can travel 3 1/2 miles to the ocean and you can hop in the shark cage with a mask and snorkel. Let the sharks pay you a visit, up close and personal. I am sure that would be a lifetime experience that you would not forget.



For those who are interested in the beauty of the seaworld, snorkeling and scuba-diving activities are also available. Or you can search of the Humpback Whales and watch the spectacular whales swimming in the water.

You can find more information from Oahu Vacation Info or even from Kauai Travel Blog about what you can do in Oahu. For a place to stay, check out Hawaii home rentals.

Hawaii Kauai

Where is the wettest island on earth? I do not think many would know the answer. Some would immediately search online to get the answer. Some would think that Ireland is the wettest island but that answer is wrong. The right answer is Kauai island, the island located at the top of the Hawaiian Island chain. Now that you know the answer, let us see What to Do in Kauai, the wettest island in the world.

Being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean has its advantages. This island is blessed with beautiful beaches with strong waves. When we talk about strong waves, the waves surfers would be delighted. Well, most pro surfers would know about the waves in Oahu but the waves in in Kauai is equally challenging. Will talk more about the waves in Oahu in another post. Especially for couples (married couples especially), both of you must walk along the beach at sunset and rekindle the romance you have with each other. And if you are ready to get married, you might even want to get married in the Waioli Hutia Church (picture shown).

Besides the beach, one can also visit the Hanalei Valley Lookout and enjoy the spectacular view of the island. The valley is surrounded by mountain ridges and would be a delight for photographers. The beautiful colors of green valley contrasted with the blue sky and white clouds would create beautiful pictures in your camera. Visitors can also go hiking or snorkeling depending on one's choice of activities. If you are looking for places to stay, Kauai vacation rentals offer good choices for visitors. Check out Kauai Travel Blog for more information.

Visit Germany & Austria

“The Sound of Music” comes to mind when people mentioned about Austria and Germany. It is not just about the music in that movie but also the beautiful sceneries where the movie was shot. Indeed, Austria is a land of beautiful sceneries. The beautiful mountains top are awesome. It will not only bring delight to the eyes but also brings one nearer to the Maker. Do visit the Crystal Worlds and you will be amazed at the beauty of light piercing through thousands of crystals.

Likewise, when you visit Germany, its nature and beautiful sceneries are a must to visit. Do not forget to visit any of the biosphere reserves in Germany. Biosphere reserves are representative areas of precious natural and man-made landscapes and are use for research into the relationship between man and the environment. Alternatively you can visit the beautiful National Parks in Germany.

If you loves music both countries have something to offer to you. When you stay in Vienna, make sure that you go and enjoy the beautiful choir music from groups like the Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. I would not be surprised if you might even be dreaming of being one of the singers in these orchestras.

Likewise the music experience in Germany is equally enthralling. Various musicals are played all year round in Germany such as the 3 Musketeers, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and many others. There are many other concerts that you can go to. Just check out the dates and plan your holiday accordingly.

For places to stay you can check out any of the Hotels in Vienna and Hotels in Berlin. I am sure there are cheap Hotels in Vienna and cheap Hotels in Berlin that you can find online. Be sure to compare the prices first to get the best deals. Some of the hotels do offer holiday tours that you might be interested in.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

In his arms

Reached home from work today and received a surprise. As I opened the door to the house, my son Barnabas saw me. He gave a wide smile, happy to see me.

"Barnabas, come to daddy. Come, come, hug daddy" I said to him.

Immediately he came to me and open wide his arm to hug me. Hugged him tight. Wah.....this feeling like no other, I want you to know. It's so wonderful to be wanted by him. Hugged him and asked him to kiss me. That he still shy to give. Don't know why.

Metal cabinets

In my house there are many rooms. If it is not so, I would not tell you so. In all the rooms there are many cupboards. Most of them are made of wood. Some of the cupboards shelves are not of good quality wood and would bend due the heavy weight put on it. I wanted to buy a metal shelves but has yet to do so until now. It is alright to put metal shelves inside the room.

Would I put metal cabinets in the kitchen? The answer depends on one factor. Whether the kitchen is meant to be used as dry or wet kitchen. If it is used as wet kitchen then I would not put metal cabinets in it. I will rust easily once it got wet. It is okay to put metal cabinets in dry kitchen. In fact it would make the kitchen more presentable especially if you have the stainless steel cabinets.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Installing security camera

After a long wait, the security man came to install the cctv in the shop. I already asked him to install it quite some time ago but due to the delay in getting the product from the supplier, the installation was postponed until today. Well, I hope with this cctv, I'll be able to monitor the activities in the shop better. As it is now, I'm not sure whether is happening in the shop when I am not around. Hopefully, with the cctv installed, the staff would not dare to lepak so much.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Website Optimization Firm

Now that my wife has her own laptop, she would be able to be online whenever she wants to. She does not have to wait for me to finish my work or game as she can do her work on her laptop. She would be able to focus more on her blog and also on her website. I too have my own website but it has been forsaken for quite some time. Unlike my wife who always keep her blog and website updated from time to time, my website remains dormant. Maybe it is time to revive that website again.

I think I need to get the help of website optimization firm to revive my website. Instead of just having a personal website, I might want to change it into a business website where I can sell products online. It can be about selling computer hardwares or accessories or even about selling online game products. With the expertise that the website optimization firm like ThinkBigSites.com has, my website can be fully optimized to generate income. Why should I pay for the domain name and web hosting fee every year if the website does not generate income for me. It would be such a waste. It is now time for me to think big on how to fully optimize my website.

She got her laptop

At last, wife got her laptop. Went to the shop in the evening to buy Acer Aspire 4315. She has been eyeing that laptop since the last week when we went to the shop. As the price is not too expensive she decided that she would want it. So just now we went there again and bought it. Free gifts are the cooling pad and the optical mouse. Also the OS has been changed from Linux to XP. We also bought a Wireless+ 4 ports router so that she can be online at the same time. Wah..she so happy now. Can blog and I can play game at the same time.

To be a businessman

It is not easy to be a businessman. Just because you have the capital at hand and had the desire to start a business does not necessarily make you a businessman. And even after you had started the business, you would still have to work hard to make it successful. Sometimes other factors come into play. Two of the shops along my internet cafe closed their business. One is selling handphones and the other one is a Nasi Ayam restaurant. Both owners have opened other shops and have the experience needed. However, the business still does not make enough profit and had to be closed down. I thank God that my internet cafe does not have to suffer the same consequences. I am impressed with Bob MacDonald achievements in business. He was the CEO of the merged companies of LifeUSA and Allianz North America and with a few books already in the market. Maybe I need to Learn Bob’s secrets to business and entrepreneurial success . It is good to learn for those who have made to the top and have experiences to share.

Deciding Where to Eat

We went out for dinner last night. As usual, we had to discuss on where to go. Yes, you read it right. Various factors will come up like these major factors:
1. What food the children can eat?
2. What food Michelle wants to eat?.
3. Where or which foodcourt/restaurant that caters to these two factors?
4. How much would the cost be?
5. Would Michelle's mother be able to look after the children or at least Barnabas?
6. Is there any other purpose in going out (e.g. need to buy household things).

Hahaha...after considering all these factors, we decided to go to Newton Foodcourt at Ujong Pasir. Send Barnabas to Michelle's mother and off we went for our dinner. Along the way we changed our mind and decided to eat at a sort off newly opened Chinese Western Food restaurant at Pulau Gadong. We ordered Fried Rice for the children, Fish & Chips for Michelle, Mushroom Soup, Seafood TomYam for myself and drinks. The TomYam is nice. The fish is not so fresh (got not fresh taste). All in all it was considered cheap for the four of us. Might go there again for the Tomyam. Then off we go to Tesco for our household shopping.

Looks like this is the pattern of determining where we will be having our meals. Six major factors had to be taken into consideration. I wonder whether other families would have other factors included in.

No New Car

Looks like our plan to get a new car has to be postponed. Since all the money that is allocated for the car has to be channeled elsewhere, it may be that we will just make do with our present old cars. There is no major problems with our present old cars but it is not suitable for long distance travel should we need to go outstation. And we do plan to go outstation for our holidays.

I guess we will have to make do with our present cars for the time being. Looks like I have to go to the auto accessories shop to install a few things to make the car more comfortable. The radio player that is not working properly will need to be replaced. Maybe I will get a CD player as I want to listen to Christian songs from the CDs. I am not sure whether I will tint the car windows although that is one of the plans. Anyway, I will need to help my wife with her paid posts to pay for the expenses.

HEAVEN AND HELL {An Interesting Story}

A man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
" Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."

The Lord led the man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The man said, "I don't understand".

"It is simple" said the Lord,

"it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves."


Moral:
Its people's attitude that makes our place of work, a hell or heaven to them!!

'Help and Seek Help' this makes all the difference to each individual's life...and makes our lives hell or otherwise.

Success and happiness is all about effective team-work... ..make it a great week ahead!!!.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tag: 5 Things

Wifey tag me again...so here goes, Dear.

5 things found in my room:-

- My wife's hair
- 1 King Size Mattress and 2 Single Mattress
- 2 Milk Containers
- A big cupboard full of books
- A Guitar

5 things I’ve always wanted to do:-
- Go Bungee Jumping
- Travel Overseas
- Able to play guitar well
- Go Sky Diving
- Go for missions work

5 things found in my bag:-
- soccer shoes
- rubber band
- socks
- ankle guard
- knee pad

5 things found in my purse/wallet:-

- Money
- ID Card
- Credit Cards
- Driving license
- My wife's picture

5 things I’m currently into:-

- Blogging
- Planning to set up another business
- Playing Mosiang online game
- Preparing sermons
- Studying for my 2nd degree

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Multivend

“Daddy, what is that?” Belle pointing to a multivend machine outside the restaurant. She saw two small boys putting in coins into the machine and got a ball.

“That’s a vending machine” I answered. Silence. I turned and look at her. A puzzled look on her face. Obviously she does not understand the word “vending”. She looked at me looking for more explanation. My mind did a hurried browsing on my vocabularies store, searching for other words to explain to her. “Vending?” she asked again. She tried to register that word in her mind and associating it with the machine.

“Well, it is where you can get something from the machine when you put money inside it. If you want the toys or ball inside the vending machine box, you must pay by putting a coin first. Then the ball will come out and you will get the ball.” I tried to explain further, hoping that she would understand better.

“Oh…” she replied with a nod as though she understands what I said to her. I do hope she understands it or at least remember the word.

Human medicine for cat

While we were at Hanif’s house for Hari Raya visitation, the children were excited to see three male cats. Clarissa was brave enough to touch one of the cats. The cats were well taken care of and well fed. Hanif’s father told us that one of the cats got sick two weeks ago. They almost wanted to throw away the cat as the cat was too weak to live. Somehow, Hanif’s mother gave one medicine (that was supposedly to be taken by Hanif’s sister) to the cat. And lo and behold, the cat became healthy. Hmm…this is indeed very interesting. Does it work vice versa?

Woman as explained by engineers - Part 5

This is definitely true. I've tested it myself and I totally agree with it. Hmm.... maybe my wife is not as bad as this lah but she definitely would take longer path than me.


We Are Poor

It is confirmed. One of my brothers gave me a call and told me that he needs the money by end of this week. I was like “oh…ok…so fast kah?... I thought you only need it by next month”. Anyway, a promise is a promise. I was not so sure whether we do have the full amount of money requested by him. So, I told him that I will check first with my wife and get back to him later.

Upon checking our Paypal and bank account, we do have the full amount. I am thankful that though we seem to be poor and the business has yet to make profits, God has blessed us with other source of income. It is more like my wife’s money since most of it is through her hard efforts in blogging. Despite our “proverty” we are able to help others who are in need. I know that some people resorted to finding the Best Credit Cards offer and use the credit card to help ease their financial needs. God is faithful. Now, I have to do more paid posts.

Woman as explained by engineers - Part 4

Hahaha...it is said that it is impossible to understand woman. I think this picture depicts the complexity of trying to control a woman. There are so many "knobs" that must be correctly tuned before we are able to achieve our target.

Woman as explained by engineers - Part 3

I'm not so sure about this yet. So far so good. Hmmm...maybe we are not focusing on winning but more of discussing about the issues. Especially in a marriage, it is definitely not about winning an argument but more so on sharing with each other. So take this picture as just a humor.

Outsourced Accounting Services at it’s best.

Frankly speaking, I have stopped updating my business expenses in the proper way. I still keep all the invoices and receipts but it is not properly recorded and filed. I did it properly for the first few months with my wife’s help. However, when she started to be busy with her paid posts, the matter was left unattended until now. What I really need is a good and reliable accounting service.

No, I do not just want an accounting service that just provide for data entry of my business expenses and income. I need more than that. I need timely and accurate financial information so that I can manage my business well. If it is just data entry, even I can do it without any help. I need to find outsourced accounting services that would not only provide data entry but also would analyze the data and give needed recommendations when necessary. If you are having the same problem like me, you should consider OSI Business Services. Come, let manage our business well, make profits and help others in need.

25 inches weenie

A man with a 25 inch long weenie goes to his doctor to complain that he
is having a problem with this cumbersome instrument and has had more
than one complaint. "Doctor," he asked, in total frustration, "is there
anything you can do for me?

The doctor replies, "Medically son, there is nothing I can do. But, I do
know this witch who may be able to help you." So the doctor gives him
directions to the witch.

The man calls upon the witch and relays his story. "Witch, my weenie is
25 inches long and I need help. Can anything be done to help me? You are
my only hope."

The witch stares in amazement, scratches her head, and then replies, "I
think I may be able to help you with your problem. Do this. Go deep into
the forest. You will find a pond. In this pond, you will find a frog
sitting on a log. This frog has magical powers. You must say to frog,
will you marry me? When the frog says no, you will find five inches less
to your problem."

The man's face lit up and he dashed off into the forest. He called out
to the frog, "Will you marry me?"
The frog looked at him dejectedly and replied, "NO!"
The man looked down and suddenly his wee was 5 inches shorter.

"WOW," he screamed out loud, "this is great!" However he realized it's
still too long at 20 inches, so he asked the frog to marry him again."
"Frog, will you marry me?" the guy shouted.
The frog rolled its eyes back in its head and screamed back, "NO!"

The man felt another twitch in his pants, looked down, and it was another
5 inches shorter.

The man laughed,"This is fantastic." He looked down again, 15 inches
long, and reflected for a moment. Fifteen inches is still a monster,
just a little less would be ideal. Grinning, he looked across the pond
and yelled out, "Frog will you marry me?"
The frog looked back across the pond shaking its head, "How many times
do I have to tell you? NO, NO, NO!!!

Ankle sprained

During the soccer game on Sunday and in the excitement of trying to get the ball from the opponent, I stepped upon the opponent’s foot. The uneven surface causes my right foot ankle muscle to sprain. Awwwch…so painful. Rest for about 5 minutes before I am back in the game. I even managed to score a goal after that. I thank God that it is not a complete sprained or I would not be able to walk properly for weeks.

Favor

My best guy friend called me the other day. As usual, when he calls, it is either than he is back in Melaka or there are some things or helps that he wants to inquire. So it was indeed a surprise to hear from him that the call is just to say hello. Well, after I got married and have children and after he got married and moved away to another state, we hardly have time to go out and catch up on each other’s life. Phone calls are made when necessary, i.e. normally when there are favors to be asked from each other.

I remember that at one point of his career life, he was asked by his employer if he would consider going to work in Mexico. His company is opening a factory there and would want him to work there to supervise the factory’s production. He was quite interested to go as he says that he would treat it as going for a Mexico Vacation. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on how you want to see it) the plan was cancelled. Now, he is working in another company, having a nice paying job and already got married. His name is JK.

Playing Again

Went to play soccer on Sunday. It was great to be able to play again after a two weeks break. The Sunday before, I had to work at the shop so I missed the game. Reached there early before 5.15 p.m.. Unfortunately, the field grass was not cut but that does not stopped us from enjoying the game. There are only about 16 of us at first but that is enough to have a game. Later, a few others arrived and we had fun. We won 5-3.

Got Somemore Ketupat?

What do they serve on 10th Day Raya? Definitely not ketupat and rendang lah. Definitely not lemang lah. But there are some left-over “kuih-muih” or more like titbits. No, I don’t feel disappointed with it. In fact, I felt sorry for Hanif’s family. His mother had to cook fried mee for us (Michelle, Annabelle, Clarissa and myself). Only Michelle and myself can eat the fried mee as it is cooked spicy and my two daughters can’t eat spicy food yet. There are lots of leftover fried mee when we left. But Hanif got lots of brothers and sisters so that should not be a problem.

Fat women have difficulties in conceiving

Is it true that fat women have difficulties in conceiving a child? My neighbour got married earlier than me. Both the wife and him are of heavy built and would be considered fat. Until now they have yet to be blessed with a child. My brother also married a big size girl (meaning a fat girl) and until now they are still without a child. He has been married for about 3 years.

Now, I am not saying that if a girl is fat she would definitely not able to conceive and give birth. It all depends on the body, on whether the body is able to conceive and carry the baby through the nine months. However, if the chances of having a baby are greatly reduced because of being fat, then it would be better to consider weight loss surgery. The best option is still to gradually slim down by way of exercising and maintaining healthy diet program. Unfortunately, more often than not lack of self control and determination got the upper hand and the person is back to the “fat” square one. Above it all, one should remember God as at the end of all discussions and thoughts, He is the Giver of life and he closes and opens the wombs in accordance to His wonderful plan.

Drink Camomile

I still have the Camomile tea packets, courtesy of Lei Shia. If I can remember it correctly, she bought it for my wife when my wife was in lots of pressures from the boss. I made the opening ceremony of opening the tea box and helped myself to a mug of camomile tea. As for my wife, she only tried the tea after I prepared it for her, which is like a few months after Lei Shia gave it to her. Don’t know why. Maybe it is just that she does not have any likings to tea.

Just now my wife prepared two mugs of camomile tea for me and herself. Now, I’m enjoying the smell and taste of camomile tea. Lei Shia said that camomile tea is good when one is under stress. Since I am under stress to write more paid posts, this tea is indeed suitable for me. Thanks Lei Shia.

Supper Again

It’s been a few days since Michelle and I went out for supper. As usual, one of the favorite supper food is Roti Canai. We went to a stall near Michelle’s working place. As usual, Michelle would be ordering Roti Canai with Planta and I will order my normal 2 pieces Roti Canai Kosong. The gravy is nice and the roti canai is quite crispy. Michelle wanted to take pictures of it but then she feels shy since there are a lot of kampong people eating there. Wonder what they will think of us…maybe like big city people who never seen roti canai before.

5 Reasons Why God Uses Problems

The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you - depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring. Here are five ways God wants to use the problems in your life:

1. God uses problems to DIRECT you.
Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? "Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways."

2. God uses problems to INSPECT you.
People are like tea bags...if you want to know what's inside them, just drop them into hot ever water! Has God tested your faith with a problem What do problems reveal about you? "When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience."

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you.
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something... health, money, a relationship. .. by losing it. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws."

4. God uses problems to PROTECT you.
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem - but it saved him from being convicted and
sent to prison a year later when management's actions were eventually discovered. "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good...

5. God uses problems to PERFECT you.
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity. "We can rejoice when we run into problems...they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady."

Here's the point:
God is at work in your life - even when you do not recognize it or understand it. But it's much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him. "Success can be measured not only in achievements, but in lessons learned, lives touched and moments shared along the
way"

Smart move

My best guy friend told me that he has no credit card. I was quite surprised when he told me that. I asked him why and he told me that he wants to be financially free. Previously, he has lots of debts including a few credit cards debts. As a result of not being able to pay on time, he has bad credit. It took him a few months before he is able to clear all his credit cards debts. Now, he is wiser and only keeps 2 credit cards for emergency use only.

Password Protection

More likely than not computer users would have important and private data stored in their computers. There are many files that we have created that stores various important information about ourselves, our bank accounts, business plans and expenses, and even our secret thoughts. Of course, if no one else can access your computer then there is not much a problem or need to protect it. However, if others are also using the same computer then there is a need to have Password Protection for your files.

Some programs like Microsoft Office do provide internal password protections options for the user. If you are using Unix or Linux you might want to consider PowerBroker and PowerPassword-User Management Edition (UME) access control solutions from Symark Software. After all, we do not want our important and personal data goes into the wrong hand.

Hari Raya visitation

Went to Hanif’s house for Hari Raya visitation. Yes, I know what day it is. It’s already 10 days but today is the only day that I can slot in to visit him. Wah… so busy kah, you may ask me. Well….let’s see. 1st and 2nd day Raya, I’m at the shop working. Then 3rd till 6th day Raya, my family went down with fever, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea. 7th & 8th day Raya, I’m working. 9th day Raya, Hanif is working full day. So it’s the 10th day Raya that I can go and visit him. Lol….so Selamat Hari Raya to all the Muslim readers.

Badminton in New Zealand

The Malaysian Badminton doubles team Kien Keat – Boon Heong is currently World No 1. However, they were reported as saying that the position is not what important to them. Instead, they are focusing on getting a wining streak throughout this year. Wow…that is a remarkable statement by top elite athlete. It is not easy to be World No 1 when you have to compete with other good athletes from around the world. And it is even more difficult to be down to earth when you are crowned World No 1. Kudos to the Malaysian Badminton Doubles team.

Talking about badminton, there will be the Waitakere World Junior Badminton Championships 2007 from 25 October till 4 Nov. It would be in Waitakere, New Zealand. So, to all the badminton fans out there, this is a chance for you to go for a holiday and still get to see the world’s best at play. Players from Malaysia, China, Korea and Indonesia will be giving their best to claim the championships title.

You can stay in one of the Auckland Hotels. Do not worry about accommodation. There are cheap Hotels in Auckland. If you are not sure where to find one, check out the Auckland Accommodation website.

She floated to me

I can still recall my wedding day. Of course I should remember it or else my wife would be furiously angry at me. It is a special day, a day where one made the commitment to be joined together in a sacred covenant to be together until death. As usual every bride would want to have a beautiful and memorable wedding day. I blamed the media and the Hollywood film industry for causing girls to want an almost fairy-tales imagination of what a wedding should be.

Having said that, I am not against those who want to make their wedding day as beautiful and special as they can. Sometimes it is not about having many beautiful things to make the day special. It could be the simple yet creative and unique wedding favor ideas that make a lot of difference. My wife wanted a simple wedding ceremony in the hotel ballroom but with a little creativity we had a swimming pool wedding ceremony. Instead of walking down the aisle, she floats across the swimming pool to meet her handsome bridegroom.

The First Letter of My Name is D

Got this tag from my wife. Interesting. Some I have to think awhile before I can think of an answer.

Here how it works:

Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Must be places, names…Nothing made up. Can’t use own name for boy/girl’s name question. If can’t answer, skip to next one.

My Name Starts with: D

Famous Singer: Don Moen
Four Letter Word: Done
Street: Darling Harbour Street
Colour: Dark colors
Gifts/Present: Dress
Vehicle: Double-decker London bus
Things in Souvenir Shop: Doll
Boy Name: David
Girl Name: Darshini
Movie title: Dr Doolittle
Drink: Dragonfruit juice
Occupation: Director
Celebrity: Dustin Hoffman
Magazine: nothing
U.S. City: Delaware
Pro Sports: Dodge Ball
Fruit: Duku
Reason for Being Late to work: Dear, please look after the children for awhile.
Something you throw away: Diapers
Something you shout: Don't do that!
Cartoon Character: Daffy Duck

Monday, October 22, 2007

Holiday plans canceled

I thank God for granting me good health again. Am feeling much better now than last week when I was down with diarrhea and fever for about 4 days. In fact the whole family was down with fever, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach-ache or some kind of discomfort. It was really a “sick week” for us. A few of the holiday plans that we have planned earlier had to be cancelled. We are unable to attend the family gathering at Tebong. Hari Raya visitation to our Malay friends’ house had to be postponed. And our own family get-away had to be canceled.

I guess it is not time for us to go for a holiday yet. Though we plan but circumstances just does not permit us to do so. Who knows, instead of just going for a holiday locally, we would be going for a holiday in Australia or New Zealand. There are cheap flights available now. Various international flights are available to these two destinations. Of course we would prefer the Qantas when we are in Australia. From we can take Singapore Airlines or even United Airlines to Australia. Ahh… waiting for the day to come.

Mailing Lists

I think most of us would have experience receiving pamphlets, brochures, catalogs or letters from certain companies that would advertise or promote their products. Some products are not of my interests but there are some products that would definitely catch my attention. I definitely look forward to receive the brochures or catalogs of new products that are of my interests. One of the products that would catch my interests is computer stuffs.

I am not sure from where my mailing address got listed in the companies mailing list but I do enjoy receiving their brochures. Most probably they get the mailing lists from the list brokers, one of them is Martin Worldwide. If you have a business and would like to market your products using mail marketing, Martin Worldwide is the company that you should go to. They have various types or categories of mailing lists for you to choose from. Just choose who your target customers are and Martin Worldwide will provide the mailing list in according to your target group.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jephtah & his status

Today, the message is about Jephtah from the book of Judges. Sister Guat Lan preached it. One points that stands out about Jephtah is this.

Jephtah was an illegitimate child but that does not stop him from becoming a great warrior. Sometimes we let our circumstances to dictate our actions. Being an illegitimate child could cause us to feel inferior or have low self-esteem. That should be the way. There are many things that could not be changed and as such we should accept it. As a result of not being affected by his status, Jephtah eventually led the Israelites to victory against the Moabites and Amorites.

God can use us no matter what our status are in society. Do you feel low self-esteem? Take heart in knowing that God still loves you and have wonderful plans for you.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

You have the right to remain silent

My uncle was a police sergeant. Now he is retired but he still keeps contact with his former officers and colleagues. One thing about the security force like the army or the police is that it is not easy to buy their clothings. He told me that most of the time, he has to tailor-made his clothings. Of course he has not heard about LApolicegear.com.

At lapolicegear.com he can buy a ready made clothings like the 5.11 Tactical clothings which he can do so without any problems. Guys, check out the website. They not only have clothings but also cool gadgets that you can buy. The tactical pocket grappling hook is shown in the picture.

Young coconut water for my children

Clarissa vomited again just now. I think it is because of the Yakult drinks that she drank. Maybe her stomach could not take that drink yet. Oh well, the rest of the Yakult drinks would be consumed by me then.

Since the doctor advised to give coconut water to the children or isotonic drinks like 100 Plus or Isomax, I decided to pluck young coconuts for them. There a few low coconut trees near the fish ponds at the back of my house. Tried using the existing bamboo stick to pluck it but it is too thin and not suitable to pluck the coconut. So I had to cut a new bigger thicker bamboo stick, trimmed its' smaller branches. With this new bamboo stick I managed to pluck 4 young coconuts. Hmm....the water taste refreshing and the coconut flesh is delicious too.

Ah... the joy of staying in a village. Free coconut water.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Strum that guitar

After the birth of my first daughter Annabelle, I bought a guitar hoping that I will be able to catch up on my guitar skill. Yes, I did use it for awhile, mostly playing worship songs to my daughter. I have yet to tell her that the guitar is bought using the money given to her as a gift. Maybe when she knows the truth, she will just take the guitar as her own. Praying that she will pick up some musical talents.

If your children wants to play electric guitar, you can buy it from Shopping.com. They have various brands of good Electric Guitars for you to choose from. If you are not sure which one to choose, here is a pointer for you.

The guitar you should pick partly depends on what style of music you wish to play and what kind of sound you want to create. If you are still unsure what this sentence means, read on.

An acoustic electric guitar is essentially an acoustic guitar with an electric pickup mounted on it. Its tone is usually mellower than that of other electric guitars. Look at acoustic electric guitars if you want to play jazz. Try out a Fender Stratocaster or a Gibson Les Paul if you want to play rock or blues.

Oh ya, please try out several types and models to determine what tone you prefer before you make the final decision.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Real Travel Blog

What do you get when you combined three people who loves to travel and love to share their experiences? Answer: A travel blog or website about the wonderful and exciting travels that they experienced. Real people experiencing real travel, holidays and escapades. And if you are planning for a getaway, this travel blog or website is a must to visit first. You might get a few ideas and tips on what to expect when you reach your destination.


The destinations listed in the website is quite extensive, covering almost all the countries in the world. There you can find comments and reviews by other travelers (not only from the three editors) about the places, hotels and local people. You should also consider contributing your comments in this travel blog or website after your came back from your holidays.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Show me the shoes!

Not all shoes last forever. My old soccer shoes that I have been using for more than a year finally got torn during a soccer friendly match. The sole of the shoe broke to few pieces due the pressure of my weight while running during the game. Now, I have a new pair of soccer shoes from Bata.

If you play basketball, one shoe that you should consider buying is the the Air Jordans. In basketball Air Jordans are without a viable competitor. Air Jordans are the ultimate shoe for basketball use. Of course there are other good quality shoes like Air Dunks and the Air Force Ones.


And if you are into hiphop dance and looking for cool sneakers, do check out Bathing Apes. Not sure where you can find these shoes. Just check out www.kickstime.com. They do have other shoes like Evisu Jeans, Red Monkey Jeans, Prada Shoes & Gucci Shoes.

Visit Australia - Brisbane & Melbourne

Okay, here are more places of attractions that you can find in Australia. Will share about Brisbane and Melbourne is this post. I do hope that this post will whet your appetite to visit Australia.

Brisbane: An overview of what you can do in Brisbane.
You can explore the city by foot, by river cruise or by a speedy ferry. I would suggest that those who are healthy and are up to it to explore the city by foot. Smell the air, enjoy the city folks and be daring to meet new acquaintances in this city. Or you can take in the sights and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life. If you are not afraid of heights, why not take a champagne breakfast balloon flight over the city. Please include in your itinerary activities like historic walking tours, specialist art tours with fine food and wine, adventure trike tours, ghost tours and eco-tours.

Melbourne: Phantom of the Opera
Those who loves theaters should not miss this musical show in Melbourne. Okay, for those youngsters who have not heard of this show before, here is the short sypnopsis of the story.

Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius, known only as The Phantom, who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

More than 80 million people in over 124 countries around the world have seen this musical. So, if you are interested to watch this show, do so when you are in Melbourne.

When: From 19 July for a limited season
Where: Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street, Melbourne

Oh ya, for those who are looking for good and cheap accommodations, do check out this places:
In Sydney, do check out the Hotels in Sydney
When you are visiting Brisbane and Melbourne, you can check out Hotels in Brisbane and Hotels in Melbourne

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Daddy's Turn

After eating smoked ham, 3 cheese sausages, and one fried egg for dinner, I had to attend to my children’s purging and vomiting. I thought everything would be okay for me. Almost midnight, I started to feel nauseas and giddy.

By the time I managed to write one post on my blog, I already feel like vomiting. Went to the toilet immediately and there all the smoked ham, sausages and egg went down the toilet bowl. Ewwch … I really don’t like the smell and taste of the vomit.

Thank God that everything come out…from the mouth and also the ass. Felt slightly better after that. Arggh… maybe my wife wants to poison me. Must be careful from today onwards. That cunning lady….trying to use my children situation to poison her husband.

Tappy Tappy Shoe

I overheard my wife telling Clarissa that if she stops whining so much and drink her medicine, she will buy tappy tappy shoe for her.

Must tell her I found one nice tappy shoe from Zappos.com.

With Zappos coupons, we can get it for only $39.95. I am sure Clarissa would love it even though it is not purple. If only we live in US.

With Zappos discount codes, you can enjoy great saving when shopping at Zappos. All you need to do is visit eDealFinder.com to get those coupon codes.

A Day of Vomit and Diarrhea

Yesterday should be declared A Day of Vomiting and Purging. All my three children are sick. Barnabas, Clarissa and Annabelle vomited from the morning till late at night. One after another will cry out for attention.

“Mommy, my stomach pain pain”, Annabelle groaned.

“Mommy, I got stomach egg”, whines Clarissa.

And Barnabas will just cry and cry and look for the mother.

Then Clarissa will come and tell me that she want to go ngk ngk (poo-poo). Send her to the toilet but nothing comes out. A minute later she will come again and say that she wants to go ngk ngk again. The cycle continues almost every 2 minutes once for about 1 hour. Then suddenly, Annabelle vomited. Had to take the mop and mop the floor. After an hour or so, it is Clarissa’s turn to vomit. I think each of my children vomited twice yesterday.

Never had I had to clean up the vomit so many times in my life. And never had I brought my daughter to the toilet so many times in a day. Therefore, I shall declare 15 October as the Day of Vomiting and Diarrhea.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hunting for a chair

The chair that I am sitting right now is not comfortable at all. The cushion is giving way and there is not enough support for my butt. It is not good for my body if I have to sit on it for a long period of time, doing my online research. I have already experienced a few incidences of leg cramps after sitting too long on the chair.

Since my wife is on holiday today, I told her that we will be going out to hunt for a chair. We need a good solid comfortable chair since we will be using the computer always and for a long period of time. She said, "Why don't you check out the designs on the net. I know we can buy furniture online, I'm sure they have some nice chair designs that we can go and buy." Sure enough, there are many online shops that I can check out.

One of it is furniturefromhome.com. They have a wonderful array of furniture designs for me to choose from. Check out the Sleigh Beds that they sell. I would go for the King Beds as I want to have bigger size bed. Yes, they do have the Queen Beds also for you to choose from.



I found one office chair that I am interested.







P/S..looks like my wife do not want to go out. Will hunt for the chair another day.

Still Preparing

Still have not started on preparing the sermon. Yes.... I would be preaching. Date given by Pastor Lee Neo is 4 Nov. Got 3 more weeks to be prepared. Roughly I know the topic that I am going to preach but the content of it have yet to be written on paper. Well, not sure about my feelings about having to preach again. It's just that its been quite some time since the last time I preached. Well, maybe that is good since I have to depend on God to empower and anoint me for the preaching. Right now, I am just thinking through and meditating on the verse that I'll be preaching. Hope to get everything written by end of this week.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Do I need a break?

My wife is asking me to go for a holiday. She is having a long break during this Hari Raya holidays and is wondering whether we could go for a holiday somewhere. Not really sure where we will go or whether we will be going at all.

During dinner last night, we talked about it again. Suddenly she said, "Lets go to East Coast for the weekend breaks". For a moment my mind rushed to think about what she meant by "East Coast". Could she meant it as going to Trengganu or Pahang situated east of Malaysia Peninsular. Then I realized that she is talking about East Coast, Australia.

"Wah... go Australia?" I remarked back.
"Yalo...its cheap to go there. We can take take any of the cheap flights to Australia, stay there for a few days and then come back lah", she replied.

"But what about our children?" I asked her. With that question the thoughts of going for a holiday vanishes into thin air.

Another RM10 from online game

Hahahaa... another customer bought MS money from me. I did not have much MS money left but enough for the amount that he wanted. So, I decided to sell it to him. Got RM10 from the sale. Maybe from the sales I can buy MS points card and buy various item mall. I can then sell the item mall for MS money. Can earn extra MS money selling item mall stuffs. Or alternatively, I can help other player who wants to earn RM from selling MS money. Will have to ask for some commission from the seller.

Woman as explained by engineers - Part 1

ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST

Count every " F " in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...








(SEE BELOW)




HOW MANY ?






WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.






The brain cannot process "OF".

Loan shark or CashAdvance

I have been blogging about finance and business lately. It is not easy for a businessman to expand his business without money. I cannot expand my internet shop business as most of the profit is used to pay back the capital loan. I am thankful to God that I do not have to suffer loss from the business. And I definitely would not start the bakery business on my own as I do not have the capital to start it.

I know that certain bosses have to face tougher situations than me. When the business is not doing well, they have to figure out how to get the money to pay the expenses especially the staffs’ salaries. They can borrow from the loan shark. This action would put their business and even their lives in danger when they failed to pay back the loan. Now, there is another option available for them. With CashAdvance1500.com, they can get fast payday loans or any other types of cash advance. Once approved the money would be directly credited to their bank account. And this transaction can be easily done online.

Another progress made

Yes, the business plan is moving albeit slowly. Yesterday, we (my partner and I) went to the bank to create a bank account for the business. There were some problems though. We were not able to include both the partner and my name as the account holders. This is because he has yet to have a working permit and as such the bank would not be able to accept him as an account holder. After much discussion, he finally agreed to open the business bank account. This is indeed a great step of trust for him as he would not be able to have any legal control over the money in the account.

As for me, I am a bit reluctant with the situation as I would be responsible for the money (which is not my money). However, this gives me comfort that he (my partner) is really serious in doing the bakery business and not trying to cheat me. He would be bringing in more money from overseas for the business.

Now, the biggest hurdle is to get his working visa.

Can I Borrow From You?

One of my brother approached me and inquired about my financial status. Why? It is because he is buying a new house and is short of a certain amount to cover the whole purchase price. Due to a miscalculation and certain factors being overlooked, he bought the property but then realized that he is short of money to cover the whole purchase price.

Of course, there are various options available to him. If he does not want others to know, he can use his credit card and withdraw cash money whenever needed. However, this is a little bit risky as he would have a bad credit status should he failed to pay the credit card company in time. Another option for him would be to seek help from family members, which he did. This is where family bond and love comes into action. At this moment we are trying to figure out what is the best way to help him out.