Friday, November 30, 2007

A new hobby

We found a new hobby. Playing drums together at Jaya Jusco. Yes, that is what we like to do together now. Everytime we were in Jusco, we would look forward to playing the drums together. They have lots of songs but mostly are Japanese songs because the maker of that drum machine is the Japanese. The easiest song is the Doraemon song. We tried it and have mastered that song. So now we are trying out other songs, faster and more difficult songs.

If you are in Jusco, check it out at the children's playground.

Eating at Renaissance

Being a practical man, I would not want to eat at such a place. Reason simply being that it is costly. But today it is different. It is to celebrate a special person's birthday. And she deserves it to be treated to such a meal.

The food is tasty and nice. I would have gone for a second round if my stomach permits it. We enjoyed eating there even though we did not managed to try out all the dishes and food that were on display. And we had an enjoyable conversation during the meal. After paying the bill, we walked out fully satisfied. Thank you Lord.

Beware of this disease

Are you exposed to one of the deadliest diseases known to man? You might be exposed to it but are not aware of it. Want to know what it is? It is known as mesothelioma. Why is it a deadly disease? It is deadly because an approximate of 3000 men and women would be diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. It is a cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity

Now that you already know the name, you might want to know the causes of Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is caused by being exposed to a mineral called asbestos. Yes, asbestos. Even short exposure to asbestos fibers can be dangerous and cause Mesothelioma. The fibers have been linked more frequently with these occupations:

Auto Mechanics
Boiler makers
Building Inspectors
Floor Coverings
Furnace Workers
Hod carriers
Iron workers
Maintenance workers
Merchant marines
Operating Engineers
Sand blasters
Sheet metal workers
Steam fitters
Tile setters

If you want to know more about mesothelioma, check out the website and ask for a free information packet. Your action might save your life or someone else’s life.

He vomited on me

Barnabas, oh Barnabas. Why did you vomit on Daddy? Haiyo... all your kuey teow semi-digested with the smell of your stomach acid. All of it you vomited on Daddy's shirt and jeans. And we have to bear all of it for 10 minutes while Mummy drove us home. You know what oh Barnabas. In spite of all that smell and "geli-ness", there is that feeling of love and care towards you. Daddy knows that you are not feeling well and Daddy is very sure that you are feeling at that time is worse that the smell and "geli-ness" that Daddy had to suffer. It has been some time since the last time somebody vomited on Daddy. Hmmm... Daddy can't even remember the last incident. The vomit gives Daddy the feeling of being a Daddy again, loving you despite all the "trials" you gave. Daddy loves you Barnabas.

Wishes Come True

My girls wants toys from Nickelodeon. My boys couldn't care less; chocolate from Fannie May would make him a happy and active boy for the whole day or even weeks; depending on how much I buy them. Btw, all this are not cheap stuff. Furthermore I just spend half of my income on my new LCD Monitor. I will sure need the coupons from CouponChief to make my children's wishes come true. :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Another Restaurant Banned

Went out for dinner with the whole family just now. Went to Pantai Kundur (or Pantai Puteri)to one Malay restaurant that we noticed last week. We wanted to try out their Nasi Kukus and Sup Gear Box. Upon reaching there, there was quite a few tables with customers waiting for their food. Wifey ordered the Sup Gear Box and Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin. We also ordered Nasi Ayam for the maid.

The Nasi Ayam came first. Then we waited, and waited, and waited but the other food did not arrive. So instead of we eating first, we decided to let the maid eat first while I took care of Barnabas. Then we waited and waited. Wifey already decided to cancel our orders when the other customers that came after us received their food first. While at the counter, the food we ordered arrived. Since the food is there, we ate it.

Looks like the restaurant will be in our ban list. So far there are two restaurants in that list. Bad service, slow service.

A New LCD Monitor

The 19” CRT monitor is dying. It flickers very often. Technically, it degauss by itself too frequently until it is very difficult to use. We sent it for repair. The computer shop owner Mr Lim told us that there is a slim possibility that the monitor can be repaired. Since we only use the monitor for less than 6 months, he would not charge us for the repair if there is no changing of the monitor parts.

We then decided to buy a new monitor, a LCD monitor, the one that we should have bought earlier instead of the 19” CRT monitor. This new LCD monitor costs us a bomb, RM610. We also bought the screen protector to protect the monitor from our children who loves to touch the monitor screen. Since we did not bring a lot of cash, we paid it using our credit card. Our previous purchase at the shop was for a laptop. Since the price for the laptop is high, we took an installment plan. It is like taking a bank loan but using the credit card. There is still a long way to go to finish paying for that laptop. For now, we would just enjoy using our new LCD monitor.

SMS from a friend

Received an SMS from a friend of mine. No, it's nothing major or terrible news. He just SMS to say "Hi" and a few words of encouragement. It's nice to receive such sms from time to time. OK lah, wondering what the full SMS says. It says, "How r u bro.? Been thinking of u. God is yr strength, a strong tower & refuge. Hv a nice day!"

He has always been the encourager, generous with his words of encouragement. I am sure he has a whole list of people that he encourages from time to time. However, I am not sure whether he has a Mailing Lists for that purpose as I has yet to receive any cards or letters from him. Maybe he only has SMS list.

Oh ya, I still has yet to reply him. bad of me. So, my dear friend, if you or your wife is reading this post, I just want to say thank you for that sms. And God bless you both.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Businessman is Not Necessarily Rich

Once you start a business, many people have the perception that you are rich. People associate businessman to having a lot of money. Sadly that is not in my case yet. I still have debt to pay.

Almost everyone that I meet when I told them that business is slow, they will always say that it takes 3 years to see the fruit of our labour. Well, 1 year has just passed. Thank God that I do not have to bear any losses. 2 more years to go. I hope I would be able to settle my debt before the 2 years is up.

If not, maybe I will need debt advice to help me find ways to expedite my loan repayment. I just do not like to be in debt for too long period of time. No financial freedom.

Free homeschooling?

There are a few pastors here who homeschool their children. It is a new way of educating our children especially when the public school system has been deeply established in the country. As such when they decided to homeschool their children, many including their congregation adopted the wait and see approach. This is not surprising and many are still not sure how it is done and what would the future holds for the children where qualifications are linked to the public school examinations certificate.

However, this homeschool concept is actually not a new concept. Education is intended to begin at home and to be taught at home by the parents. That is how it is done in the past. Now, homeschooling is becoming a viable option especially in America. If you think that the public school system is not good for your children, do consider homeschooling your children. One of the website that you can check out is K-12 Free Homeschool. Yes, that is what it says, FREE. Now, you may ask yourself, "How can it be tuition-free?". Here's how it can be tuition-free.

It is free because somebody else paid for it, most of it are from organizations that believes in the benefits of homeschooling. It is a new approach but if it benefits your children and the future of the country, let us pray that this approach would spread out. Just ask for the Course Catalog and check out the syllabus applicable to your children. Feel free to inquire from them of any doubts that you might have.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Beauty And Riches

Ever wonder why some pretty ladies got married to poor guys and some not so pretty ladies got married to rich guys. Well, I received this email from a friend and finds it interesting and humorous too. Do enjoy.

Title: Young and pretty lady wishes to marry a rich guy.

Fantastic reply from a financial person

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:

Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?
I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden (?), $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names
and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking? I've met a
few girls who doesn't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able
to marry rich guys
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your
girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

Here's a reply from a Wall Street Financial guy:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out
there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyze your
situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $500k,
which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not
wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you.
The answer is very simple, so let me explain. Put the details aside, what
you're trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" and "money": Person A
provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square. However, there's
a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone
without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to
year, but you can't be prettier year after year. Hence from the viewpoint of
economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset.
It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is
your only asset, your value will be much worried 10 years later

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating
with you is also a "trading position". If the trade value dropped we will
sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term ¡§C same goes
with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in
order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will
be sold or "leased". Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we
would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget
looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make
yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better
chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do
contact me
signed, J.P. Morgan

Game picks

If ever you hear sports fans talk about any game's matches, you will surely hear their choice of favorite team to win. They will even predict the scores of the matches. This sports picks is not only for certain games but almost always for all the games. It is a norm to hope and predict the favorite team to win.

This is where they should check out In oddsbreaker you can have your football picks or basketball picks and even win a prize for your picks. No, it is not a gambling site so there need not be any worries about gambling. It is about sharing your knowledge and information about your favorite game, and at the same time be entitled for a chance to win something every month. Since most of the sports fans are doing it anyway with their friends, why not sign up and do it online. The network is much larger and you can put your knowledge for better use.

Maid is still hanging.

Lol. No, the maid did not commit suicide. In fact, we have yet to get our maid. I called the maid agency just now and was told to apply for a new maid. It seems that the one that we applied could not be contacted. The maid agency recommended us to get a temporary maid and if the work is satisfactory we can apply her for our maid.

As mother is still on holiday, I think it is better not to have the maid at the house. Or else I will be alone with the maid...which is not appropriate and I do not want that also. Maybe if the maid stays at my in-law's house for the time being, it could work out well. Anyway, we will take time to consider this option.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Clean the garage

My garage is cluttered with lots of things. Come to think of it, it is so full of things that it is now more of a storehouse than a garage. All our "unwanted" things were dumped there and since there are too many things placed there, it has become our temporary storehouse. I think it is time to de-clutter the garage and make it clean again. Most probably it need a new garage flooring by tiling it to make it nicer. As it is, the cemented floor is full of small holes and oily too. Maybe I will choose the heart shape design for the garage floor. Wonder whether I can put my picture on the tiles. But then again, I would not want people to step on my picture. Haha... maybe I will just stick to the heart shape design.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Providing new services

God has given human a creative mind. This should not be surprising as we are made in His image. And God is a creative God.

A few weeks ago, I came across a forum where the forum moderators offered to complete certain levels of skills (for Mosiang game) for a certain amount of fee. I find such offer is very creative. There is a need for such service as not all players have the time or patience to complete certain levels of skills.

Yesterday, I offered a similar service to one of my customers. He agreed to pay me RM20 if I could get the real skill for his Wu Long spear skill. So I played his Mosiang character and praise God, I did manage to get the real skill for him. Maybe I will be offering this new service to other customers but with a better pay.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Think safe be safe

It is always good to make sure that your home is a safe place especially if you have children in the house. Here are some tips that you can follow especially when you have various medications to take and you want to prevent your children from accidentally consume your medicine. Medicine can be dangerous too.

1. Take all medicines and medical supplies out of purses, pockets and drawers.
2. Put them in a cabinet with a child safety lock.
3. Have child safety caps on all chemicals, medications and cleaning products.
4. Lock all dangerous items and products in a cabinet. Cosmetics (make-up) can be poison too.
5. Keep all dangerous products in the bottle or package they came in, with the labels on.
6. Store all dangerous products away from food and drinks.
7. Keep each family member’s medicines in a separate place, so they don’t get mixed up.

You might want to consider getting home medical equipment like a medical aid box to store all your medicines. Think safe be safe.

Why Hongkong criminals are not scared?

Ever wonder why the criminals in Hong Kong are not scared of the police. This picture explains it all.

Hahahaha... if all the policemen are scared to hold the trigger, I too would not be scared to do a crime. Well, that is just a thought for I don't think it is worth to commit a crime. My conscience will bug me till I die... so no point committing it.

p/s. This picture is not the real portrayal of the Hong Kong policemen. This is the scene from the movie "Internal Affairs".

Rainy days are back

Well, the rainy days are here in Malaysia. As in Melaka, it has been raining almost everyday for the past few weeks. I thank God for the rain as it is a blessing not only for humans but also for the plants, animals and the earth. Rainy seasons is needed for the farmers here to start planting paddy. It provides cooler weather also.

On the cons side, it also means that I can't do much activities outside. The car gets dirty easily. My children won't be able to go out and play, though at times the rain are not able to stop us...hehehe. Another thing that seems to be connected with rain is the internet connection. It seems that the internet connection will frequently be disconnected during rainy days. That could be very irritating.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Teach him swimming

I wonder what Barnabas would grow up to be like. Would he be like his father who prefers outdoor activities and sports? Or would he prefers to study and be more of a thinker. Well, I do hope that he prefers the outdoor activities and would take at least one sport.

I would sure want him to learn swimming. It is one of the skills that is very important to master. Unlike his daddy who only started swimming at a very "old age", I would want him to learn swimming while he is still young. There are three fish ponds at the back of the house. Maybe will teach him to swim there first instead of going to the swimming pool. Or if I do have lots of money, I can convert the fish ponds to a proper swimming pool. I can engage az pool remodeling to build and maintain the pool. At the same time I can brush up my swimming skills.

Outdoor boy

Barnabas is showing signs of being the adventurous boy. He does not like to stay inside the house. Whenever possible he would want to go out and play outside the house. He would explore the compound and play at the swing. When his grandmother is outside, he would call out to her and want to be with her. His grandmother (as many grandmother would do) would carry him and they would spend the time together outside the house. His grandmother would be peeling the coconut leaves to make the broom and he would just play around there. He would explore the compound, picking up things, running here and there. When he grows up, I will need to teach him many outdoor skills like camping, climbing trees, hiking and also maybe martial art skills.

Three different eaters

It is nice to see the different personalities that God has given to my children. Yes, each one of them is unique and special. Even in the matter of eating preferences all my three children have different preferences.

Annabelle is more of the carnivor, loves to eat chicken meat. Clarissa however loves to eat rice only, not so much of meat. Barnabas, on the other hand loves to eat vegetables.

She is a teacher.

She likes to teach. No, not my wife but Annabelle. When her younger siblings have not arrived yet, she would just listen and try to learn the lessons we taught her. She has been slow in registering new information but once she has registered it in her mind, she would remember it well.

When Clarissa was about a year plus, we started to teach her some lessons. Annabelle would also join in. Many times after we finished teaching the lessons, Annabelle would stand up and then try to be the teacher to Clarissa. She would imitate what we have done during the lessons.

Recently, her mother bought for her some make-up kits. Well, it is actually Annabelle who wanted it. She would apply the make-up on her face and then teach Clarissa to do the same. I think when she grows up she can go to cosmetology schools and learn the skills there. Then she can apply whatever she has learned and teach others also. She can even open a salon and enjoy doing what she likes best.

She needs affections

Another one thing I noticed about Annabelle is that she needs to be shown affection. Many times when I was around doing my things, she would just come and want to sit on my lap or lie down on my lap. She knows that I would cuddle her and embrace her and she would just enjoy it. The look at her face shows that she wants her daddy's love. And it is a joy just to shower her with affections. Once she has received the affection she needs she would go back to do her own things.

She needs encouragement

Annabelle has been a blessing to me since her birth. Yes, the other children too have been a blessing. Since Annabelle is the eldest, I first learned about parenting since her arrival. There are many trials and challenges being a new father but it has been rewarding. I enjoyed teaching Annabelle her new skills. She has been a cautious girl and still is. She is not so daring to try out new things but once she is encouraged by others she would give it a try. The easiest way to persuade her to do things is by words of encouragement or by words of challenge.

Clarissa our "son".

I remember when my wife was pregnant with Clarissa, we were expecting a son. Clarissa was very active when still in her mother’s womb. That is one of the reasons we thought that it would be a boy. I remembered playing with her, touching the bulge caused by her feet on her mother’s stomach. She would move her feet away and then press her mother’s stomach again. Her playfulness is very apparent after she was born. We went to the baby stores to prepare for “his” arrival. We did buy a few clothing for our “son”. Anyway, those clothing are not a waste as we used it for Barnabas, our son.

If you are expecting a baby, you should check out There is also a forum where you can learn from other parents. This is especially important as there are many things that we should learn and know to prepare ourselves to be a good parent. Of course if you want to find good baby products, you can also find them at the website. Being a parent could be very difficult but it is sure one of the most rewarding and satisfying role to experience.

She is jealous

Last Sunday we went to church. During the altar call, Pastor Lee Neo asked the congregation to hold other people's hand for corporate prayer. Clarissa was with her mother at the mother's room at the back of the sanctuary. After the prayer, her mother told me that Clarissa cried when she saw me holding a lady's hand during the prayer. cute to hear that.

Then when I asked her why she is jealous and cry, she said, "I want daddy". strong her feelings for her daddy that holding hands in prayer is also not permissible.

She wants me

My daughter Clarissa seems to be attached to me. Everytime I want to hug my wife and if Clarissa sees us, she would cry. At first I thought that Clarissa does not want me to hug her mommy. After a few times, we realized that she actually do not want her mommy to hug me.Hahaha. Clarissa would cry and then ask me to hug her. After I hugged her she would stop crying. She wants me, her daddy is hers, not even her mommy can hug her daddy. Haizzzz...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Security is needed

A customer came to the internet shop and told me of the problem with his laptop. He used his pendrive to save a file at his college computer. When he connects the pendrive to his laptop, he is unable to view his C and D drive. His other friends who used the college computers were facing the same problem. They tried their best by scanning for viruses but to no avail. A few of his friends had to reformat the whole harddisk because of that problem.

I checked all the programs in the laptop. He is using one Norton Antivirus program. There are no other security programs beside the antivirus program. He should have use ESET antivirus program. Furthermore, there are other essential programs that every computer should have such as anti-spyware, firewall, and anti-exploits programs. However since there warranty is still applicable, I advised him to send the laptop back to the dealer.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Running Of The Bulls

If you are visiting Spain in July, make sure you visit Pamplona in the Northern part of Spain. If you are a Catholic then you can join and enjoy the celebrations for San Fermin, the patron saint of the city. If you are not, then you can enjoy the Running of the Bulls or “Encierro”.

How does “Encierro” started? It began during the festival of the bullfight. The bulls that are being used in the bullfight that evening were "run" by the drovers from their enclosure through the streets and into the pens within the bullring "Plaza de Toros". As time passed by the locals decided to also run along with the bulls. Later the more daring decided to run in front of the bulls. Since 1852 the route for the “Encierro” remains the same, from Santo Domingo Street, through the Plaza Consistorial and along Estafeta Street via the dangerously twisting Mercaderes Street. The run itself is about half a mile long through cobbled, narrow streets marked out by a tall, sturdy double-lined fence.

If you are daring enough do consider joining the Run. Of course you need to be screened before being allowed to participate. While you are there, you can stay in any of the hoteles en españa. There are many cheap hoteles en españa that you can book online. If you are visiting Madrid, you can stay in hoteles en madrid.

ToBi woman or man

Where do you go to find the branded clothes that you are looking for? Most people would go to the boutique and spend hours there to try out the clothes on display. Well, it is more so for the ladies. And sometimes, they might not even buy any if the clothes do not fit their “beautiful, sexy and slim” figure. I think it is more accurate to say that they won’t buy the clothes if the clothes do not make them look “beautiful, sexy and slim”. It is the same for guys too. Clothes are meant to improve our outward appearance. Most importantly it is meant to cover our bodies though this purpose might have been discarded by some.

There is one online website that you can go if you want to find branded clothes. Yes, it is for both women and men. It is called ToBi. I guess the name itself indicated the need for a person “To Be” the woman or man through the clothes he or she is wearing. You can search easily through the many branded clothing that are for sale. Let’s say you want to find Nudie Jeans, you can use the search engine and insert nudie as the keyword. Or if your favorite jeans is Seven For All Mankind, just insert the keyword “seven” you will be shown the pictures of all the jeans for that brand. It is easy. Furthermore, when you place your mouse pointer on the picture, it will show an enlarged picture so that you can view it clearly. Do check it out.

Back at home

A missionary family came back home for furlough about a month ago. They have been in the mission field for three years and it was decided for them to take a break. Since they are taking a long furlough they have to bring back most of their belongings. Some of the things they just leave behind and give to others. They had to engage one Long Distance Moving Companies to ship back the other belongings. It is not easy to move from one place to another. They told me that they had to pack all their belongings at least one month before the day they have to move. If they have to transport everything on their own, it would take ages and troublesome. The moving company really helped a lot to make things easier for them. Now they are back here but by next month they have to move to another place again.

Alternative option to borrow

“Wah… this is very interesting”, I told my wife about Zopa. She agreed. She has read about Zopa and she too finds it interesting. What is Zopa?

Wikipedia wrote about Zopa as, “Zopa is a UK-based company providing an online money exchange, allowing people who have money to lend to provide it directly to people wanting to borrow it without the need to go through banks, a process sometimes referred to as peer-to-peer lending.”

Zopa which stands for Zone of Possible Agreement is a negotiating term identifying the bounds within which agreement can be reached between two parties. The service matches people that want to offer to lend money with people that need to borrow money. There is no need for the borrower to have to go to the bank to borrow money. Zopa is a viable alternative to the traditional way of borrowing from the bank. It is another form of unsecured loan but with fewer bureaucracies.

So, if you do not want to take loan from the bank, consider Zopa.

BMW promises boredom

BMW is well known for its' luxury cars. It's slogan promises the buyer or driver the experience of Performance, Precision, & Perfection. And rightly so.

But do you know that BMW also promises boredom. Yes, that's true. Just look at this advertisement board.

Take notice of the comma after the word "Goodbye".
Reading it in a grammatically correct way would mean that BMW is promising boredom to its buyer. Hmmm...small error but big difference.

Now, I don't want to buy a BMW because it will make my life really boring.

A gift for her

I did something that was way out from my normal self at that time. I just arrived from outstation and my sister asked me out to follow her goes shopping. I agreed as I know that girl is working in one of the shops at the shopping mall. I liked that girl very much. She does not know that I am back at home so I want to surprise her.

When we arrived at the shopping mall, I told my sister that I need to buy a bouquet of flowers. My sister was very surprise. I told her that it is for the girl that I liked. She just smiled. After buying the bouquet of flowers I carry it to the shop where the girl works. Truthfully, I felt awkward carrying a big bouquet of flower in the shopping mall. It seems that all eyes are on me. There is even one girl who jokingly said to me, “Is it for me?” referring to the bouquet of flowers. I think it would not be so awkward if I were to carry a chocolate gift basket.

Anyway, when I reached the shop, the girl that I liked was there. She was so surprise when she saw me. When I presented her the bouquet of flowers, she flushed. There are two other girls in the shop and they just smiled at her. It was nice to see her expression when she received the flower. Shy but very happy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I got cotton candy

Went to buy titbits stocks for the shop. There is one wholesaler at Kampung Hulu that sells various types of titbits at quite a cheap price. I have been buying from him and sell it in my shop.

Yesterday, I went there with my wife and guess what I saw there. Cotton candy. Yeah... it is sold in one big plastic bag that contains about 20 small packets of cotton candy. Bought one big plastic bag, not for resale but for my own consumption. While still in the car, opened one small packet and enjoyed the taste of melting cotton candy in my mouth.

Before the big game

It is wonderful to see great team plays in a tournament. The skills and unfettered determination shown during the game inspires many. Many would wish to be able to achieve such skills and achievement. However, not many want to go through the training and long hours of perfecting the skills.

If you ever get the chance to see great players do their training, I would encourage you to go for it. If you love baseball, you should see players prepare themselves during the Spring Training. You can buy the San Francisco Giants Tickets and watch Eugenio Velez in action. Well, let’s hope that even though Velez sustained a "small fracture" in his right wrist, he would be able to play in the Spring Training.

Cotton candy

One of the childhood memories is about eating cotton candy. At that time, it was a rare treat if my father buy something extra for the children. No, not because he does not want to but he can't afford it. Providing food, shelter and clothings for 11 children is not an easy tasks. I am not talking about him running a children home. I am talking about his own children.So if and when he does bring extra food/titbits we would all be delighted.

I remember tasting cotton candy when I was small. Wah... so nice and it melts in the mouth. I would take bit by bit and put it into my mouth and let it melt. Of course the sweetness is also another factor that attracted me to it. I love it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Check it online

I wonder why my tenant Nasser wants to buy a second hand car. He has the means to buy a new car. I am sure that his father would be willing to help him out if he were to ask his father. Well, that is his choice and decision. He has to travel all the way to Puchong to buy that second hand car. He told me that he has tried looking for a suitable car in Melaka but did not manage to find one.

Later he found one car that he likes in the magazine MotorTrader. He should have look for the car online. If I were him, I would look for Honda Cars. The car designs are attractive and so is the quality. I would say that Honda Car Prices is quite affordable. Even then every interested buyer should ask for Honda Car Quotes so that they can compare prices offered by different dealers. But then again, Nasser has his own preferences. Whatever it is, it is better to search online first.

Needing love

Annabelle small finger got bitten by an insect just now. We already asked her to sleep as it is already past her bedtime. She opened the room door and told me and her mommy that her finger is pain pain. Thinking that she is just trying to go out from the room and play, I told her to go back to sleep. After about 5 minutes she opened the room door again and said the same thing. Scolded her and asked her to go back to sleep again. About a minute later we heard her crying in the room.

Went in and while still crying she showed me her finger. I was afraid that she might have twisted her finger but thank God it was not the case. Brought her out from the room and applied some ointment on her finger. Immediately she quietened down. She also asked me to pray for her finger. In the room she seems so happy. I guess she wants attention from her parents more than the ointment. Now she is asleep.

Monday, November 12, 2007

What else is my option?

If ever I should fail to get a suitable job, I think I would take the risk and play shares. Hahaha...joking lah. I am not a big risk taker. I would like to buy and own shares but not to "play shares". Some of my brothers do play shares. They are more of a risk taker compared to me.

Those who are risk takers should try and minimize their risks as low possible. Yes, there will still be risk involved but the risk could be lowered to a certain extent. This is where PowerOptions comes in handy. It provides the essential data you need to invest with stock options. With this software you and find, compare, analyze, and make money on Stock Option trading. It is an option screener that helps you to make the best decision. It gives investors the technology that identifies the highest return option trades. So if you are into Stock Options trading, do consider PowerOptions.

If you want to go far, go together

Depending on your strength and endurance you can only go fast for a certain time. Thereafter you will be tired and wearied. You will slows down. The tasks that lies ahead seems impossible to achieve on your own strength. Many people when they have reached this point in their life, projects, business or missions, would give up and lost the "battle". This is where you need to find other people to support and go together with you on the journey.

You need another person to be there to motivate each other. When you fall down, the other person can help you up and encourage you to continue on. If you know that the ministry would be long and far, do find someone to go together with you. Then you will go further than if you are alone.

If you want to go far, go together.

If want to go fast, go alone

There are many ways to do a certain thing or job. It is good to get as many advices from different people who have the expertise on that matter. The book of Proverbs provides many advices on the need to get many good advices before doing something. Especially if you are thinking about venturing into a new business or new job or new missions.

However, there will be times when you need to act alone. If the situations warrant immediate decision you need to act fast. You have to make that decision, alone. Or you have to be the one who spearhead the project. This is the time when you have to be the "lone ranger" making sure things are done according to your plans. You can't depend on others to do the job as that would slows down the momentum. If you want to go fast, go alone.

Finding the right person

An Indian lady with her 4 years old daughter came into the shop. She approached my wife who was there to stand in for me while I took a bath. She asked whether there is any vacancy in the shop. My wife told her that there is no vacancy as we have enough staffs to look after the shop. Even if there is not enough staffs, would I hire the lady?

The answer would definitely be "NO". The reasons are plentiful. She is not qualified for the position. I would need to find people with the right "expertise" or knowledge to look after the shop and maintain the computers. Even now, I have two workers, one who does not have much knowledge about computers while the other one does. I find that I am less worried about the condition of the computers as I can rely on the staff that have computer knowledge.

You don't simply hire any Tom, Dick and Harry to do your job. You need to find the right person for that job. This is even more true when you need to find people for risk management jobs. You can check out A.E.Feldman Associates, a second-generation executive search and consulting firm. Feldman Associates, Inc. is aware of the needs to find the right person for the job. Their their knowledge, contacts and feel for their respective fields enable them to make the best matches and find the tightest fits for each job. It is worth spending extra money to find the right person for your job as it can lessens your worries and burdens.

Back to work

Would I have enough income to support my family? That is the question that I would have to wrestle with. One possibility is to go back to work at the internet cafe. So, instead of having two staffs that frees me to look after my children and spend more time with my family, I would have to terminate one staff and work there. Then I would have some income for myself. Then again, this would bring me back to the time when I first started the business, being at the shop most of the time. There would not be much time spent with the children or family. Hmmm...back to work.

Get married for fun?

Watched a movie with my wife last night after we came back from shopping. I did not watched the beginning of the movie so I was not sure what is the story is all about. But the part of the movie that I watched showed a lady who is in love with another guy but that guy is married. She just want to be married even though she does not love the guy that she is supposed to marry. I wonder why would anyone do such a stupid thing.

Marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman. It is to be honored and taken seriously as the vows said on the wedding day are binding on each other. I guess the media has portrayed marriage as just a licence to be together and that there is not much value in marriage. No wonder our society begins to deteriorate morally. Don't get married for fun. If you do that you will surely suffer when all the fun disappeared.

The Marriage of the Lamb

Went to church on Sunday. The speaker spoke about the Marriage of the Lamb. It is interesting to note that to have a wedding ceremony is not as easy as it seems. There are a lot of plannings to be done. And the planning starts months before the actual wedding day. In certain society, the wedding might be simpler than others. Having been through a wedding, I know that wedding preparation is not easy and could be a major test to the relationship.

My advice to those who wants to get married is to find a wedding planner. No, you don't have to find Jennifer Lopez to be The Wedding Planner for you although that might be interesting. Hahaha...the girls would never employ Jennifer Lopez to their wedding planner for fear that the future husband would run away with her. On the other hand, the guys would love to see Jennifer Lopez planning for their wedding.

You can find a wedding planner at It has a comprehensive wedding-planning site where it combines free, interactive planning tools, expert advice, inspiration photos, a local vendor guide, a patented online registry system, and many other features. The end purpose is to make your wedding as easy and stress-free as possible. It is worth to spend on a wedding planner and have other people take care of the wedding details. Trust me on that.

Drafting the agreement

Looks like I have to put my legal knowledge to use again. My brother asked me to prepare the contract between him and my tenant. Well, looks like no matter what other careers that I am involved in, the legal background still comes in handy from time to time. Maybe I should just be a "freelance lawyer" as my part time though I don't think that is permitted.

Calculated risks

My brother accepted the offer to become the guarantor for my tenant's hire purchase. When asked about why he accepted the offer, he told us that it is a calculated risks. I think it is worth the risks that he is taking. This is what he will get for being a guarantor.

For the first 2 years, he will get RM3000. After that, my tenant would have to sell the car or find other guarantors to replace my brother. If my tenant fails to find other guarantor or fails to sell the car, he would have to pay my brother RM3000 every year until the car is fully paid. The car purchase price is only RM21,000.

Well, this is calculated risks. My brother is willing to take the risks for the offer, knowing that in the worst case scenario, he can pay up the total purchase price.

Spare the rod spoils the child

The time has come for me to use the cane on Barnabas. No, not that I will simply cane him for my own enjoyment. No father will simply cane the son for fun. Only evil father do that.

Barnabas is almost 2 years old already. He understands a lot of things though he does not talk much. He learns and starts to imitate other people especially from his sisters. All the while the cane has not been used on him but he realised that being caned is not a good thing. He would be quiet when the sisters are being caned. But he also noticed that he can get away with doing "naughty" things without being caned. So the time has come for him to learn good habits and not to do naughty things. The cane will be his unconscious teacher, directing his thoughts and mind to behave properly.

Make Money Selling Sunglasses!

Now that I am not allowed to be online most of the time because my wife thinks that I will play Mosiang 80% of my awake time (just a figure of speech), I would have to find other ways to spend my time. Of course, since my time is taken up to look after the children, I do not really have other time to do other things. But then again my wife wants to resign and that would mean that I would have to find other means to support the family.

Maybe I can get extra income by selling Sunglasses. Yes, there is a big market for sunglasses. Try to observe the people in the street especially those riding the motorbike or even at the beach. You will notice that most of them would wear sunglasses. Some would wear it for eye protection but most would wear it to look good. Whatever the reasons may be, there is a demand for sunglasses. I can find Wholesale Sunglasses and try and sell it at my shop. Hopefully, with that extra income, I can support my family.

Need a new radiator

Every two days my wife car needs to be checked. Most of the time there would be enough water in the car radiator. If this is not done regularly, we would see the temperature of the car shot up very fast. Then we know that there is not enough water in the radiator. We then quickly stop at the nearest petrol station to fill up the water tank. Of course we do not want our engine to blow out while we are driving.

What is the purpose of radiators? Radiators are used to disperse the heat that the coolant has absorbed from the engine. It contains a vertical or horizontal tubing section that is connected between two tanks. They are designed to hold a large amount of water in tubes and passages that give it contact with the atmosphere. Without the radiator your car can easily get blown out.

When we told our mechanic about it, we were told to get a new Toyota Radiator. Yes, our car is the old junk Toyota KE30. Upon searching the net for it, we found that sells radiators. They are selling best quality radiators at the lowest possible price. And they provide lifetime warranty. The price is low because they do away with the middleman and sell it directly to the customers. So if you need to change your car radiator like me, check out


I didn't realised that I played Mosiang 80% of my awake time. That's what my wife told me. I think she calculated it for me yesterday or this morning. Wah... that's a long long time to spend time on a game. Let's say I am awake for about 16 hours. 80% of 16 hours is about 13 hours. Yesterday, I went to church for 3 hours already. Then at the evening I went for soccer for about 3 hours. Then nite time went to Tesco with wifey for about 1.5 hour.

Looks like the total time not playing Mosiang yesterday was 7.5 hours. Of course this is assuming that I don't eat or bath or do other things except playing Mosiang and the three other things I did yesterday. That would mean that the % of hours I spent on Mosiang yesterday while I am awake is only 53%. Hmmm... wonder where she get the answer as 80%.

The Girls are here!

Woke up this morning and as I turned around, I saw my two girls still sleeping in the room. Haiya.... looks like they can't wake up this morning and Mommy decided to let them sleep and skip school. The night before both of them slept late. Annabelle slept at 1am. Haiya...cannot like this every day lah. Now, they are disturbing me.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

What else?

Now that the new business is put on hold, I still have to find ways to get more income. Spoken to wife about our future and she is quite sure that she wants to be a SAHM (staying at home mommy). If she were to do that our income would be reduced dramatically, and I really mean dramatically. God has really blessed us with her job. Indeed it is her income that has pull us through this past one year.

What can I do when she stops work? Of course the internet business is there but it is not generating income for me. Well, maybe I can do other business like network marketing. I already signed up with USANA but has not been promoting it due to other priorities. Alternatively, I can be a coin dealer and sells gold coins or bullions. I know that many people are finding ways to put their money into some forms of investment. Buying gold coins as investment have been proven to be a good choice. There are many good coin dealer companies and one of them is Monaco Rare Coin. Check them out. Then let me know whether it is good for me to be involved in selling gold coins.

New Business delayed

Looks like the bakery business will be put on hold for a while. My partner has to go back to Ukraine to take care of the business there for the time being. He has one bakery shop in Ukraine and his wife (who is an Ukrainian) manages it. I was told by a friend of his that he will go back and settle the problem that occured there. Then he would come back to Malaysia. As far as the business is concerned, he is still very much interested in it. So, new business is put on hold for the time being.

Good shots

While we were in Pantai Klebang, my wife took some photo shots of the children. The children were playing with the sand. She also took some pictures of the beach and the sunset. We have one digital camera that is not of the best quality but sufficient for us to capture the precious moments. As it turns out, the pictures were very nice. This is one picture I like as it captured the sunset lights on the beach and the children.

I think maybe it is good that my wife learns to take high definition videos. It is not only to capture the precious moments of our children but also that she can make some income from it. If she had some good high definition video clips she can send to HD Stock Video Library. The video clips can be on sale to the public. And the sale is not just a one time outright sale. The video clips can be sold again and again to different customers. She will be paid 50% of the sale revenue which she will received at the end of every month. So instead of just blogging she can also earn extra income from the good shots.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

UK Manchester

You might have read about Manchester in my previous post. In this post, I would like to share one more place of interest in Manchester. Do you know that there are at least 8 theme parks in Manchester? Yes, that is good news for families going for a vacation in Manchester. One of the theme parks is Gulliver's World.

Gulliver's World is a perfect place for a day of fantasy and fun for the whole family. Attractions include Alice in Wonderland with its Mad Hatter's Tea Party Ride, a Maze of Cards, a water lake ride and a Soft Play Area for small children within the main entrance complex. In Western World the visitor can play cowboys and Indians in the Dodge City Fort, with its sheriff's office, and regular shows held in the Hard Luck Bear Theatre. There are also Circus World, Smuggler’s Wharf, Dinosaur World and Count’s Castle. If you visit the park in this month you might get to watch the Bonfire Night Special with Fireworks Display.

Having said all that, those who needs accommodation can check out the Hotels in Manchester. Of course if you are visiting London or Birmingham as part of your holiday tour, you can check out the Hotels in London or the Hotels in Birmingham.

Can I borrow again?

Have you ever feel tight financially before you get your next pay? That is what happened to one of my staff. Two days ago he borrowed RM10 from me. Just now he asked again for another RM40. And it is not even near the middle of the month. He told me that he had to fast the whole day because he has no more money to buy food. I think he should consider getting a payday loan.

What is a payday loan? A payday loan or otherwise known as a cash advance is a quick and easy way to bridge your cash needs between pay days without a credit check. You can take a small short-term loan that can range from $100 up to $1,500. The good thing about it is that it is completely confidential and secure. There will be No Fax Payday Loans statements that your boss or others might chance upon. So, if you are like my staff, you might want to consider a payday loan.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Where to go tomorrow?

We were at the beach this evening. We were thinking of letting Annabelle to sit on the horse. She has been asking about it. I guessed it was because she was a bit jealous of her younger sister Clarissa who bravely sat on a horse a few days ago. Since her mommy uploaded the video clip of Clarissa on the horse on the laptop, Clarissa has been watching that video clip again and again. Maybe Annabelle wants her video also on the laptop.

When we reached there, we could not find the horses. So we let the children play with the sand.
“Where can we go for a holiday tomorrow?” my wife asked me.
“I don’t know lah where to go.” I replied her.
“Hah...maybe we can go to Orlando. We can get discount hotel reservations if we book it online.” “Its nice if we are staying in Orlando. There is Disney World and 52 theme parks to visit every time there is a holiday”, she said jokingly.

We went back, still undecided on where to go tomorrow.

Fun Fair or Ache Fair

We went to the Fun Fair at Klebang Beach the other day. It is not a big Fun Fair but there was enough stalls to give children and adults a time of fun and excitement. Our first “fun” time was the Ferris Wheels. Since we (wife, 3 children and myself) are their first customers (they just started operating hour when we arrived) the operator let us be in the wheels for more than 10 rounds. I was wondering when it would stop. After we came out, my wife told me that she felt dizzy because of the ride. Belle then complains of stomachache.

So we stopped by at a clinic on the way back. The doctor that saw Annabelle gave a few tips on how to stop the stomachache and diarrhea. That night we bought young coconut water for Annabelle to drink.

Do you love to give?

As usual when it is near Christmas, people would be planning on what to buy and give to their loved ones. It could be a joy to buy and give to others. Or it could also be a dread to know that Christmas is nearing soon. As for me, Christmas has always brought mixed feelings. As much as I want to celebrate God’s goodness in sending Jesus to die for man, I can’t help but to feel that Christmas has been too commercialized. The main focus of Christmas now is the gifts.

Yes, if you ask the children on what they associate Christmas with, the answer would most probably be Santa Claus and receiving gifts. If we give gifts because we want to show love then Christmas would be a joy. However if we give because we have to, then Christmas would be a dread. Those who love to give should check out It is a place where you can buy gifts for your loved ones without the need to queue at the shopping mall.

You can search through the various brands or sellers and buy it online on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Various stores like,, CompUSA, Disney Store, Macys, Kohls, JoAnn Fabrics and many more will be selling their products online through You can even be alerted via email when new ads have been posted. Maybe I need to buy the Ionic Pro® Compact Air Purifier from for my room. Anybody willing to give it to me?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Are you a risks taker?

Imagine this scenario: -

One foreign student that you know requested you to be a guarantor for his Hire Purchase transaction. He wants to buy a car but the bank requested a guarantor. He is asking you to be his guarantor. In return of you agreeing to be his guarantor, he is willing to pay to you RM3000.

Additional facts 1:
His hire purchase agreement is for 7 years. At the most he will be in Malaysia is another 5 years. Would you be willing to be his guarantor?

Additional facts 2:
He agreed that you would only be his guarantor for 1 1/2 years afterwhich he is willing to find another guarantor to take your place, or he will sell the car to another person. Would you be willing to be his guarantor?

Are you a risks taker or not?

Second to Die

I found something interesting today about insurance policy. I am familiar with Family Insurance or Term Life or Cash Back Life Insurance as I had been briefed about it by my insurance agent. Also, most of us would have been briefed about the Insurance Plans Pros and Cons by our agents. But today, I found a new type of insurance policy. I am not so sure whether it is a new policy but it is definitely new to me. It is called the “second to die life insurance”.

Yes, you read it correctly. Second To Die life insurance policy. What is it about? Briefly, it is similar to universal insurance but this coverage covers two people instead of just one. The benefit will only be paid out until both individuals on the policy have passed away. I think those who does not trust their spouse would prefer this type of insurance policy. Only the heirs would benefit from this policy. So if you think you would want to know more about this, check out

More focus now

Now that I am over my preaching, I can be more focus on the blog. Come to think of it, my wife has been working very hard to blog. So far I could only manage to write about a quarter of the total posts of all our blogs. A rich wife but a poor husband. Thank God that she is a Christian. If not, long time de she would have left me for another husband, a rich one. So now, I need to be more focus on helping her to help me also.

Playing for money

Almost everyone that I told about online game felt that it is a waste of time and money. “You can do better things than just sit there and play your game” would be a common response from them. Haiya… if everybody thinks about doing “better things” all the time, life would be so boring. We do need time to relax, time to play and time to have fun. All work and no play make me a dull person.

Furthermore, not all online games are a waste of time. Most of the games require thinking skills. Games like Backgammon may not be as easy as it looks. Firstly you need to know the Backgammon rules before you can play it well. Of course, you need to constantly use your mind in order to win. That is the difficult part as some of us are not use to exercising our minds. Come to think of it, those who “exercise” their mind constantly seldom get Alzheimer when they get older.

Another advantage of playing online game is that you can actually play Backgammon for money. No, I do no encourage gambling here. It is more of entering a game competition. If you feel that you can win, why not go for it. That is what most of the athletes do in the various tournaments, so why not online gamers do the same.

Sitting away

The other day I knocked down the bench inside my house compound. I was reversing my car but unfortunately did not notice that I reversed too far back. Suddenly I heard a small knocking sound. When I look at the back, I saw that the long wood that we used as a bench and one of its legs had been knocked down. There goes the long bench.

It is nice to sit at the garden especially at night. Maybe if I buy teak garden furniture and put it in my house compound, I can then enjoy the night cool air with my family. Not many types of wood can endure the outside weather. Furniture made of teak wood can last long. The teak benches would do great for my compound. I can be sitting away on the teak benches at night chatting with my wife. Building intimacy also requires good furniture.

Where is the table?

We bought a new chair. It is the chair that is normally used by the executives in a company. It can be reclined a bit and made of durable pvc material. But the main reason we bought the chair is for comfort and health purposes. The previous chair is very uncomfortable. It is not good for our posture. Since we spent quite a considerable time using the computer we know that we need to find a good chair.

Our next task is to find another table. My wife has bought a new laptop and we are sharing the computer table. It is not a good arrangement for her as she has to use the side of the computer table. I found this website that offers office furniture, school furniture, computer carts, medical furniture and even LAN Racks. LAN Racks is shown as in the side picture. No, of course I am not buying the LAN rack. It is used mostly in computer shop where they need to stack the computer casing and monitors. If I decided to start a computer shop, then I would probably need to buy the LAN rack.

As for now, maybe I will get the Modesty Panel table. Yes there is such thing as Modesty panel table. This table is designed in such a way that people who is in front of the table would not be able to see your sexy leg as it is fully covered by another panel. But then again, in my own house, I do not mind seeing my wife's sexy leg. Hehehe... .

Monday, November 05, 2007

I need a laugh

After helping wifey with the blog posts and after the preaching, I find that I need to find something humorous. And then this joke arrived in my email. I still can laugh at this joke even though I read it many times before this.

A Chinese walks into a bar in America late one night and he saw Steven Spielberg. As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph.

Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says, "You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Habour, get outta here."

The astonished Chinese man replied, "It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbour, it was the Japanese".

"Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you're all the same," replied Spielberg.

In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says, "You sank the Titanic, my forefathers were on that ship."

Shocked, Spielberg replies, "It was the iceberg that sank the ship, not me."

The Chinese replies, "Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you're all the same."

A Good E-Commerce Site

Even though the world is moving into e-commerce in a rapid pace, not every e-commerce sites are “progressing” in par with IT technology and advances. There are many e-commerce out there in the World Wide Web that are unattractive, unfriendly and definitely would not create returning customers. Some e-commerce sites are so unfriendly that you will wonder whether they are serious in wanting to sell their products.

A good e-commerce site would provide a few functions in the websites. Potential customers would want to be able to search for the products in the site itself. Once the product is found, there should be enough information about the product that will help the customer to make a wise decision. There should not be any hidden costs or fine prints that would take the customers by surprise. Once the customers had finished with their shopping cart they should be able to close the deal easily. In other words the process to buy the product must be easy and not cumbersome.

If you are setting up an e-commerce site to sell your products, do consider installing the ecommerce software from Ashop Commerce. Ashop Commerce offers a complete solution for merchants to sell online. Your e-commerce site would be securely hosted with 128 bit SSL checkout security, and full fraud alerts. Of course you would also be entitled to web promotion services, design services and free emails. Do check it out.

Getting rusty

It has been more than a year since the last time I preached in church. Yesterday I preached in GBM. As expected I'm getting rusty with it. The flow of the message is not there. Even my wife finds it boring. Haizzz... . But at least this is a new start for me. I know that there will be more preaching opportunities and I should be ready for it.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

What you see is what you get!

One of the disappointments that you will experienced when you book an accommodation online is that the room that you booked is not what you expected or imagine it to be. This has happened to my wife’s friends who came down to visit her. My wife booked an apartment but when her friends came, they found out that the management of the apartment does not provide basic toiletries and towels inside the apartment. The poor friends had to go out and buy soaps and towels for themselves.

If you are thinking about going for a holiday in Florida, then you should check out Catering especially to the UK customer, the website features 15-20 pictures of each units of Private Pool Homes, Condo’s and Town Houses. Check out the Florida Villa for your holiday accommodation. From the website you can see the floor plans, all amenities and the 360 tour of all main area’s, inside and outside, of the property. Thinkflorida ensures their customers that the unit that they choose is the unit that they will get. Now that is very comforting to know as holiday goers would have less unexpected problems to worry about. Then you would not have to experience the hassle that my wife’s friends had to go through.

Motorbikes for my children

"What! No way!", I could imagine the answer that would come out from my wife if I would suggest to buy a motorbike for my children. I guess every parents would be concerned about the safety of their children and riding a motorbike is considered very dangerous. Of course I do not expect my small daughters to ride a big motorbike, the one that I use to go to work. That would be ridiculous.

No, I am talking about a mini motorbikes or Pocket Bikes. The bikes are available in everything from the smallest 48cc mini's to the much larger and more powerful 125cc-150cc Super Pocket Bikes. Since I enjoy riding a motorbike, having my children riding pocket bikes and going for a stroll along the neighbourhood would be an enjoyable activity for us. And if I want a more stylish mini bikes for my children I would choose the Mini Choppers. That would really attracts the attention of the onlookers.

Lock your things

In my house there are many cupboards. As there are 7 rooms in my house, there are also at least 10 cupboards altogether. Most of it are made of wood. And when everybody comes back for the Chinese New Year festival, there are not enough rooms for all of us. Yes, its true. Not enough rooms as there are 10 families with a total of 40++ people including children.

When they are here, even the cupboards are not enough. Maybe it would be good if we were to buy the lockers for each one of them. I am thinking about the Metal Lockers that you see in the school. Maybe with that kind of steel lockers it would be enough for everybody to put their things when they are back home. As it is now the house would be full of bags and the clothes would be everywhere inside the house.

She wants to study again

My wifey wants to study again. It has been her desire to continue her studies since graduated from the university. But due to work and family priorities, she put on hold that plan. Right now, she is thinking of studying TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) or whatever variant names for that. The idea is that with that qualification she can use it as a ministry to reach out to other people who are in need.

We are looking for a several universities that offers the course, preferably online course. There are a few local universities that offers outcampus courses but few offers online courses. I know that capella university do offer graduate online degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, public health, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Once the situations are settled, we will choose the university for her English course.

You in charge

There was a time when consumers are "in control" of which bank they want to apply for a loan. The banks would listen to them and try as much as possible to agree to offer the consumer the loan as according to the consumer's demands. Now however it is the bank that controls the situation and consumers do not have much say as to the condition of the loan that they are applying. All the conditions, terms of agreement are set by the bank and very seldom the bank would modify it to suit the customer's needs.

Now, consumers can have a little bit more control. With Modernlend, you can have complete control over the use of your information when applying for a home loan online. You can decide not just which lender you ultimately decide to go with, but which lenders have the privilege to compete for your business.

Whether you apply for a home equity loan or home refinance with Modernlend, you can view and compare all the lenders that can offer the loan you are asking for. You will receive from lender the information about their programs. Not all lenders provide the same friendly service. With Modernlend you can also review ratings for each lender created by people like you, who have previously selected the lender on our site.This would help you greatly in choosing the suitable lender for your loan needs.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Easy To Book

One of the matter that you have to look into when planning a holiday is of course the matter of accommodation. It can be a tedious and complicated matter to find the right hotels to stay during your holiday. Now with finding a hotel to stay during the holiday is much easier.

Whether you are looking for Hotels in Barcelona or Hotels in Prague you can easily do so with And it is not only finding hotels in Europe but you can easily books Hotels in Dublin, England or even Hotels in New York, USA. You can even compare the various rates offered by different hotels and find one that suits your budget and choice.

Getting Loyal Customers

In businesses one of the signs of a successful business is there are loyal customers that keep on returning to the shop. Returning customers are indeed valuable because they are happy and satisfied with the products and want more. It is easier to do business with them because they know the quality and value of the products that they are going to get from the shop.

Likewise, if you are doing an online business, you need to build up on loyal customers. Online business is so competitive and challenging that setting a website that sells the products is not enough. You need to have offers, discounts, packages and many more to attract customers. One way it to use webloyalty program. Customers would be offered a discount incentive as to encourage them to return to the site and make a repeat purchase. They would be offered a 30-days free trial of the Shopper Discounts and Rewards membership. During this 30 days free trial, the customers can have access discounts at over 400 online retailers. There are also free insurance benefits available.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

UK Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland and the second largest city in Scotland after Glasgow. What to look for when you are in Edinburgh?

Well, Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival. It is a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Looks like you have missed the Festival but do look forward for it in 2008.
Well, you can visit Edinburgh at any time of the year. You do not have to worry about Accomodation in Edinburgh. You can stay in any of the Hotels in Edinburgh as there are many Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh.

There are many places that would interest you in Edinburgh. One of it is the Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is the most famous place in Scotland-a proper castle, with winding stairs, ruined walls, immense ramparts and lots of hiding places for children to enjoy. You can have a superb view of the city all around from the top of the castle. Edinburgh Castle has now really come into its own as a national monument run by Historic Scotland and as the country's most popular tourist attraction. It does become overcrowded in the summer, but remains very good value for money, and a visit here in any weather is unlikely to disappoint.

Another worth mentioning event is the Edinbugh Military Tattoo. You must be there in 2008. It will be the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 50 years of music and spectacle and will be set against the world famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Haizzz... can someone sponsor me and my family to go there in 2008!