Friday, April 30, 2010

Chef Apparel

If you are looking to buy chef apparel, is the site you would want to check out. With chef apparel from iD by Landau, you can achieve the exact desired look that fits your restaurant. Together with the color scheme and decor, your choice of apparel will all add up to the best image that your restaurant wants to present to every guest who comes through the door.

You would be amazed at the wide selection of apparel for cooks available including chef coats, cook shirts, chef pants, chef hats, even black aprons, and more. In fact, every piece of clothing a chef needs is available on And if you require bulk order, no problem at all as they are used to supplying apparel by bulk as many as thousands. Buying in bulk will result in savings for you too.

Embroidery and Monogramming services are available on every shirt, coat and cap purchased from

An All-inclusive Vacation in Sunny Jamaica at Breezes Resort and Spa

Looking for a vacation spot to get away and enjoy a real vacation? Ever thought of Jamaica? Jamaica is a popular holiday destination, just the perfect place to spend an idyllic vacation with your loved one(s) or buddies for a few rounds of golf. It's a great place for a group getaway for some rest and recreation. In fact, it's an ideal place for a whatever-reason vacation.

There is a great number of hotels and resorts in Jamaica that play host of thousands of holiday-makers each year. One such accommodation is Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club, aptly called lush, tropical playground. With quiet coves, endless beaches and shady hammocks around every corner of the resort grounds, you’ll instantly feel like you have run away from all the pressures of the real world.

Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club is conveniently located just about an hour away from the city of Montego Bay. One of the world’s truly great escapes, you are free to be yourself and enjoy the many activities available on the resort. You can skim across the crystal blue Caribbean waters on a catamaran cruise or enhance your skills at their video-assisted golf and tennis schools or even experience the best scuba-diving at their Gold Palm 5 Star PADI facility. Playing a round of golf will be quite an experience at their very own private, PGA-quality Golf Course, which has been the home of the Heineken World Cup Western Hemisphere Qualifying Tournament and the Jamaica Open. Or, if you'd like to take a real relaxing vacation, just spend your days in a comfortable lounge chair and let the warm, tropical sun melt your stress away.

The best way to enjoy a vacation is to sign up for their all- inclusive Jamaica package. Breezes has a Super-Inclusive holiday package that includes elegant accommodations, daily activities and live, nightly entertainment, a variety of dining options - all you can eat; all the time-, unlimited premium brand drinks and cocktails, a choice of an endless array of land and water sports, and more.

Another great resort is the beach resort Negril. Commanding an impressive stretch of Negril’s breathtaking miles of silver sand on Jamaica’s Southwest shore, Negril Jamaica is a world-acclaimed resort (AAA 3-Diamond Award, Conde Nast Travellers Readers Award for Best Resort, Caribbean and Latin America). The resort is situated on 22 acres of tropical lush gardens.

Camera Hire or Rental

Sustaining a hobby takes passion, time and money. Take photography, for instance. Photography can be an expensive hobby if you are committed enough to invest in owning expensive equipment, replacing them and adding on new improved pieces over time.

For convenience and probably in order not to be saddled with high costs and maintenance, even big corporations, such as BBC, MTV, Getty Images, Samsung and others turn to camera hire. Indeed, it is true. Camerent has been supporting camera and video camcorder rentals for clients like them, even Kodak is a client.

I'm not a photographer per se, so do not own expensive photography equipment but now I know I could secure a Sony camera hire if I need to if I were to be in the UK, Ireland, France or the US. For video-shooting, I could go for a Sony z1 video camera hire. So, if you are in the countries mentioned, and if you are thinking of camera rental, think Camerent who prides themselves on offering the highest levels of service, the best possible price along with the latest in technology.

Friday Frolics - What Your Handbag Says About You

I'm rather picky about handbags. For everyday use, I like them big (because I carry around stuff) and I like them not too girlie, if you know what I mean. I found one the other day that was exactly what I was looking for. Believe me, bag-hunting can be challenging. Do you have that problem?

This week's quiz is about bags. Probably the quiz is more for the ladies but then again guys too can take it if you carry a handbag. And why not(?!), it's a free world. Besides, bags are functional and trendy..

What Your Handbag Says About You

You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.

You are a high maintenance person. You feel lost outside of your normal environment.

You are an organized and together person. You are competent and successful.

You are a very creative person. Your life tends to be a whirlwind, but you always seem to pull it together.

You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.

You are a very unique and special person. There's no one else who is anything like you.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dallas Homes and Real Estate for Sale

House-hunting can be a tedious affair. But not if you have a good real-estate agent with connections and a huge database of real-estate and homes for sale.

If you are relocating to the Dallas area, here is a realty service that might be helpful. USA Realty Services is a team of Dallas Real Estate Agents who are ready to help you find the home of your dreams. They service the Dallas, Texas real estate market and help their customers get the best deal when it comes to purchasing a Dallas Home.

The website of USA Realty Services is easy to navigate. Use their home search system to find Dallas homes for sale or other Dallas real estate you might be looking out for. They have thousands of Dallas Homes for Sale within their database. Whether you’re just browsing to see what’s on the market or are ready to purchase, their professional agents are ready to help you in any way they can.

Protect your Computer with USB Encryption Software - Free 30-day trial

Have you ever sent your desktop or laptop computer to get it repaired with a little uneasy feeling that the contents might be read or copied? No offence to anyone, of course.

Everyone of us has images and confidential documents in our computer(s) that we would like for them to stay private. With technology advancements, we can now protect our intellectual property by locking them up with encryption.

Installing a USB encryption software will keep your files safe from inquisitive eyes. The software allows for you to encrypt storage places where you save your information. You can encrypt USB drive, encrypt flash drive and even encrypt external drive.

The USBCrypt software comes in a choice of 128- and 256-bit strong AES encryption. It's easy to install and use, and has an optional "spare key" creation feature. You can download now for a free 30-day trial.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to Repair Bad Credit

If I were in the United States and looking for credit repair services, I would certainly turn to Why is it important to fix my credit? This is so that I can borrow any type of loan easily and get it approved at a lower interest rate. Applying for a credit card would also be a breeze. All of these would not be possible if I have bad credit standing.

DSI Solutions is the best credit repair service online from start to finish. There is no hidden costs, plus it is backed by a 100% guaranteed in that I can get my money back if I am not satisfied with the service.

If you want to save money, time and aggravation, have your bad credit repaired to pave the way for getting approved for almost anything—without a hassle.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Frolics - The Three Question Personality Test

Now, this is a simple 3-question Personality Test but don't be fooled. Those 3 questions can tell you a lot about your personality. True or not, take the test to find out.

Your Personality Is Artisan

You are both grounded and flexible. You adapt well to new situations.

You are playful and free spirited - but you are also dependable and never flaky.

You don't do well in conservative, stuffy situations.

It's probably very hard for you to keep a normal job or stay in school.

You are always up for fun and adventure. Most people are too boring for you.

You take risks and bend the rules. And if things don't work out, you chock it up to life experience.

In love, you tend to take things quickly - but you have a huge problem with commitment.

At work, you need to make your own rules. You're best suited to be an entrepreneur.

With others, you are animated and physical. You prefer doing something with friends to just hanging out.

As far as your looks go, you tend to be buff and in good shape. Your spend more time on your body than your clothes.

On weekends, you need to keep active. From cooking up a storm to running a 5K, you wear yourself out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trading Post for Used Cars and More

If you are in Australia and are looking to buy a used car, Trading Post may be just the site for you.

Trading Post has a massive range of used cars for sale - all 60,000 of them, comprising small, medium, family & prestige cars, utes, 4x4's, sports & performance cars and vans and others. A wide range of makes and models can be found here.

However, if you have a car for sale, you can also do so at Trading Post. Creating an ad is an easy process, in just three simple steps - select item, add in description, checkout. Two out of three people sell within two weeks.

Trading Post is not only a site for buying and selling used cars, it also has a very useful used car guide and used car reviews. As the name implies, Trading Post deals in a lot more items including pets, furniture, home, travel and lots more. Check out the site, it's practically a one-stop shop.

A Substitute for Genting Highlands

A colleague and her husband like to go up to the Genting Highland casino whenever they can, sometimes more than once a week. Gentings is just an hour's drive away so it's not a hassle going up there. Some people visit the place for the cool temperatures, others for the casino, yet others just for the holiday feel.

Whenever they are not able to make the trip to Genting Highlands, they will go to their favourite online casino site - he to gamble in his favorite game of baccarat, she to try her luck at roulette or jackpot machines though she plays without actually betting real money.

Yes, online casino sites are not only for gambling with real money. There are games where no real money is involved, where you still get the thrill of gambling but not lose any money. Some people use these games to hone their skills before they actually go to a real casino. is one online casino site that has news, information and guide to casino gambling if you wish to learn more about the art. Not sure which online casino is the best one to visit? Check out their list of best casinos.

IKEA Vouchers to be Won

There is only one IKEA outlet here in KL, probably the only one in the whole of Malaysia. On any given weekend, IKEA is packed with shoppers, window-shoppers, diners who love the curry puffs and/or food at their inhouse restaurant or those who simply enjoy an air-cond place to hang out other than the one at home. Bottomline, (almost) everyone loves IKEA, possibly to a fault. Guilty here too..

What do we love about IKEA? Probably every conceivable reason under the sun. Wish you have some spare cash to splurge a little perhaps? Now you may have that chance. IKEA Malaysia is running a design competition and you may be the lucky recipient of a cool $2000 to spend as you please. Now. how about that?! Good luck!

Meanwhile, I may be off to Jaya Jusco for their Member J Card Day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Create, Collect and Preserve Wealth through Numis Network

Network marketing has made a lot of people a lot of money. Some people make multiple streams of income through various network programs.

Have you heard of Numis Network MLM? We have often talked about investing in gold and silver to preserve wealth and the purchasing power. Numis Network is a Gold and Silver MLM that can make you a lot of money - from the commissions as well as the physical collection of gold and silver coins. Numis Network allows you to buy and sell graded gold and silver coins through a network marketing model. It's about creating wealth, collecting wealth and preserving wealth. Take a look at the intro video below for a better understanding of the opportunity.

Numis has a binary compensation plan, with a few twists. Before we venture into any business, we would need to take some time to learn how the compensation plan works. This video shows a brief overview of the compensation plan.

Losing weight can be challenging

For people who have been struggling with a weight problem and want quick fixes, they must have tried various brands of weightloss pills through own discovery or recommendations from friends and family.

I'm not going to harp on exercise and diet being the best remedy. I'm sure you would have tried that but with little success. Anyway, if you are still looking, you may be interested in reading lipofuze reviews for another source of weightloss pills.

Who has the best anti-wrinkle face cream?

Spam.. there is no avoiding it, the PC kind I mean. An email from one Uk National Lottery made its way to my "Inbox" yesterday. One that reads in the subject line, Your email id has won £1,532.720.00GBP in the UK Electronics Award, and there is no other text. Has anyone fallen for this scam?

Another one (spam) came on the phone offering an SKII free skin test. This one, I can understand but it is still unsolicited. I hear SKII has some pretty good products. I wonder if they have the best anti wrinkle face cream. Better start scouting for one now for when I'm 64.. LOL!

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Website for Travellers

The next time you are planning for a trip, want to check out accommodations to compare hotel prices or just looking for map of your hotel, here's a super, unique, one-stop travel site with practically all the information you require, centred around and including a hotels map.

RoadTripHelper is the world's largest online hotel database that allows you to narrow down your hotel search based on a specific map location and finds you the best available price. They compare over 800,000 hotel deals, the largest inventory of hotels on the internet, from over 30 of the most visited travel websites including,,, and many others. The site is hugely flexible and responsive to whatever information on travel you are looking for.

You can search for hotels near an attraction, address, city, landmark or intersection and the hotels will be plotted out on their innovative map. Clicking on the (blue) mini hotel icon on the map will disclose details about your specific hotel including pictures, reviews, price, etc. Below is an example, a search result for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Note other hotels nearby are also indicated on the map. This is really one useful feature. It saves you time having to go to other sites to search and compare prices. I know RoadTripHelper will be my hotel search engine from now on. Talk about convenience..

Are you using a Custom Computer or a Custom Laptop?

When shopping for computers, either desk-top or laptop, most of us would normally pick one off the shelf as opposed to having one assembled by the store as in custom computers or custom laptops. The hardware in the ready-assembled units would suffice as a norm.

A custom computer is needed if one's work or usage demands a more sophisticated system. A graphic designer friend of mine has been using custom computers all the while. He picks out the parts that he needs and have them assembled into a computer that meets his needs. According to him, a custom computer is more robust, of course more sophisticated in terms of attributes, and a lot cheaper vis-a-vis one you get off the shelf and with less attributes.

As for a custom laptop, he hasn't found a store to do that yet. He's using a Macbook at the moment.

Are you using a custom computer or a custom laptop? If so, feel free to share your experience.

Much ado about the Volcanic Ash, and others

I didn't think much of the volcanic ash from the volcano eruption in Iceland when I first heard about it a few days ago but looks like this natural disaster is causing havoc in a big way in parts of Europe with flights being cancelled. Train and bus services are overloaded as a result with people trying to get home any way they could.

It's not only air travel affected, there is a sort of a domino effect from it. I saw on CNN that lots of associated businesses are affected by this stall in air travel. No flight, no demand for food, no movement of fresh produce going anywhere resulting in some factory-line workers not having to go to work. No income in the end.

One thing is for sure though. At least, this is better than a virus going around. Think H1N1 or SARS.. There is something to be grateful for, at least.

Below is an article from CNN. Also sharing some other snippets of news around some parts of the world. Have a great Monday and a wonderful week ahead.

Developments in volcanic ash affecting air travel

This picture shows travelers lining up to buy ferry tickets to Dover at the Calais port in northern France.

Even the Formula One teams are affected by the volcanic ash debacle with the burning question of how Formula One's 12 teams will get their huge loads of personnel and equipment back to Europe (from Shanghai) for the next race amid the region's ongoing travel chaos. The European season starts on May 9 in Spain.

Trust our very own Datuk Tony Fernandes to come up with a solution. Air Asia CEO and Lotus team boss Tony Fernandes offered his rivals a possible solution to fly to Kuala Lumpur on his Air Asia airline, and then into Britain's Stansted airport once the volcanic ash from Iceland has cleared from the skies.

Tony tweeted, "Many of the teams flying on airasia and then flying back on special charter on airasia. Sauber, Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Renault, Mercedes."

Smart-thinking, Tony!

Other ups and downs around the world.. in random order..

Emotional Nadal routs Verdasco for record sixth title in Monte Carlo

Solar-powered plane

Thai troops tighten security in Bangkok ahead of protest

Image source: CNN

P.S. Don't hate me but I'm still celebrating Manchester United's 1-0 win at the derby. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'd go for Oceanfront resorts anytime

Indeed, there is certainly no lack of Myrtle Beach Resorts. There is now a new Myrtle Beach Resort on the north end of the beach. This North Myrtle Beach's newest oceanfront condominium resort boasts extraordinary features and architectural beauty to offer visitors the ultimate vacation experience.

Avista Resort is an oceanfront Myrtle Beach resort. Oceanfront resorts are relaxing because they provide a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. Avista is a perfect spot for a vacation for family fun, romantic getaways, or even for weddings, conventions, a golf vacation or even for full-body and mind relaxation. These oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts will give you that and more with the wide variety of activities and attractions available. You will be spoilt for choice.

For the best Avista Resort deals, check out their many packages. Mother's Day is just around the corner. If your mom plays golf, their Terrific Tuesday package may be the package worth checking out.

I had a dream..

Now Thats Funny

This morning, I woke up with an unusual dream. I dreamt that I was invited to Japan (no city indicated) on a week-long vacation to see a motorsport (again no indication of whether it was Formula One or what).

The strange part is, or rather what's bizarre is that when I arrived in Japan, I realised I forgot to pack anything - no clothes, no toothbrush, nothing. Zilch!! And, even stranger is that one of the suitcases was empty - probably mine - and the suitcase is in such a vivid color. It's bright shocking green! Bizarre, don't you think? Dreams... they are so weird..

Another time, I literally woke up laughing. I dreamt that we were playing mahjong and we cracked a really funny joke. It had something to do with pigs. It was so hilarious that in my dream, I told myself I simply had to remember the joke so that I could relate it to friends at work. When I woke up, the dream was still fresh in my mind but in the end, I never did get to tell it because I couldn't recall the details enough to tell it. Perhaps, I should have quickly noted it down.

You're familiar with the sixth sense, right? In Buddhism, it is believed dreams sometimes take us back to incidents in our previous life/lives. This is referred to as beyond the sixth sense. It's eighth, if I recall correctly. The seventh is something else, which escapes me right now. Let me find out and get back.

Have you ever had any bizarre or funny dream(s)? Care to share them?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Career in Cosmetology

A career in the beauty line can be rewarding. If you are interested in cosmetics or rather beauty in general, enrolling into a cosmetology school may be something to consider.

In the U.S., Regency Beauty Institute is at the forefront of the beauty industry. Founded more than 50 years ago in Minneapolis, Regency is the fastest growing beauty school in the country. If you are in Tennessee, you could sign up at their cosmetology school in Tennessee. But if you are elsewhere. you could enroll in one of their campuses near you and there are 19 campuses all over the country.

Regency's placement relationships with salons to cruise ships and runways mean that Regency graduates will have no problem getting a job.

The Horizon on 77th, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

There are some vacation destinations that holiday-makers like to go back over and over again. I believe Myrtle Beach is one of them. I haven't been there but if I were to vacation there once, I would probably make it a second time and more from what I read about this popular holiday destination.

There is an abundance of Myrtle Beach accommodations so finding good Myrtle Beach accommodation would not be a problem. I would be sure to check out their seasonal packages for the best deals.

The Horizon on 77th looks like a great place to stay. It's a newly-opened condo resort lying conveniently in the heart of Myrtle Beach, at a tranquil place where you can dash easily in your bare feet and bathing suit out the front door to the beach beyond, only a few feet away. No matter what season of the year, there are activities to keep every member of the family occupied and happy. There is the water recreation park and other water amenities, concerts and theatre shows and for golfers, there are 80 golf courses to choose from. The Horizon would definitely be my choice of a Myrtle Beach hotel.

Friday, April 16, 2010

How to Attract Women

Everything we want information on, we can get on the web. Alright, almost. That includes tips on how to attract women. There is this video I came across showing what guys can do to increase his attraction to women or rather how to pick up women.

The gentleman in the video cites having self-confidence and self-esteem as key ingredients that women find attractive.

Guys, nothing to lose here because the video is free. You just need to sign up to be able to watch it, and learn from the tips.

Translia provides Money Back Guarantee Translation service

Looking for someone to translate some text or know someone who is?

Translia is an innovative translation service that maintains the world's largest network of professional translators. For small jobs, you can even get it accomplished the same day which is a plus because most times, translation work normally takes time to complete.

The process is easy. Upload the files and specify the languages and time frame. You then get a quote instantly; buy credits and kick it off right away. The outcome is, you get fluent, native, and accurate translation on time. If the deadline is not met, you can get a big discount, and if you are not satisfied with the result, you get your money back and get to keep the translation too. Talk about having the cake and eating it! You have plenty to gain and nothing to lose with translation service at Translia.

Friday Frolics - What Color is Your Name?

Names have a color too. I didn't know that. I keyed in HappySurfer and guess what color came up? Try it. It could give you another clue to your personality. Interestingly. my given name yields a different color (personality, that is). Try them all to see the different personalities that you possess behind each name you use. Have fun..

Your Name (HappySurfer) is White

Your name tells people that you have good intentions and a pure heart. You try to always speak the truth.

You are happy to step back and let other people shine. You don't seek attention or acclaim.

People see you as someone who is generous and ethical. You can be counted on to do the right thing.

You are bright and clear headed. You can offer a fresh perspective, especially when other people are in a rut.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do-It-Yourself SEO Software

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a process if understood and put into practice can significantly enhance a site's visibility on the web thus increasing traffic which in turn results in more sales. Many site-owners pay big bucks to have their site(s) search engine optimized and be highly-listed on search engines such as Google and Yahoo! to name two popular search engines.

There is now available a "do it yourself seo software" in the market that will analyze your site for keywords, keywords that will help make your site visible and that will make you money, as a result. With Search Engine Visibility SEO Software you will quickly and easily submit your site to 200 directories and search engines at the click of a button.

With the software, you will find that do it yourself seo is not that difficult afterall The software is packed with a lot of resources including content analysis, meta tag optimization and correction, controlled crawling, site map generation, along with a full suite of reporting tools as well as best practices. Screen shots are available for better understanding.

SEO yourself comes with an unbelievably low price of $49.95 for a full year of analysis, research, reporting, software, and 24/7 365 telephone customer support via a customer support line. If you opt for a 2-year purchasw, you'll save 30%. Additional multi-year discounts are also available.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Puduraya terminal" temporarily relocated to Bukit Jalil Parking Lot F

The use of Bukit Jalil as temporary bus terminal has been discontinued. Please read latest update below for current bus terminal location.

Latest update: Puduraya Bus Terminal reopens today, April 16

Yesterday, the usually congested Jalan Pudu was devoid of the usual lines of express buses normally parked by the roadside while waiting to pick up passengers from the Puduraya bus terminal.

The March 19 date for closure of Puduraya bus terminal for four months of renovation works was postponed to yesterday, April 12. Despite media reports and banners inside the terminal, many commuters were caught unawares.

North- and south-bound travellers now have to take their buses at Bukit Jalil following the four-month closure of the Puduraya bus terminal.

RapidKL shuttle buses are available, at a frequency of 15 minutes, to ferry passengers to and from Puduraya/Bukit Jalil. The fare is RM2.

While a big banner had been put up to inform commuters that North/South-bound buses had been relocated to the Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F (adjacent to the Bukit Jalil hockey stadium), it was apparent that it had gone unnoticed by many.

At the Bukit Jalil terminal, there are 98 ticket counters, a waiting area with 3,000 seats and 24 food stalls capable of accommodating 600 customers at any one time.

However, Puduraya is still the terminal for taxi services to Genting Highlands and rental cars bound for the north and south. Taxi services to Genting Highlands, are also still operating from Puduraya terminal.

Currently, the only entry to Puduraya terminal is via the overhead bridge.

The upgrading work at Puduraya is expected to take four months to complete.

While Bukit Jalil accommodates North and South-bound travellers, those heading to the East Coast will need to go to Hentian Putra.

For more information, call the hotline at 03-2078 7017 / 03-2078 6018.

Here's a map of Puduraya to help you along.

View Larger Map

Related articles:
Puduraya bus terminal to close for 4 months from March 19
Puduraya shut down
Bukit Jalil takes over as express bus terminal

Image source: The Star

Monday, April 12, 2010

Christmas Sheet Music and Carols to download

Christmas may be some eight months away, but it's never too early to start getting your planning underway if you are organizing some sort of a Christmas musical show or concert or even a gathering of friends and family.

I stumbled upon this music site that offers membership access to its music and online sheet music archives of more than 7000 tunes. Their Christmas collections are ready to download and music sheet prints instantly available for any instrument and ensemble. All their collections include high quality digital sheet music in PDF file format as well as audio MIDI, Mp3 files and Mp3 music accompaniment files. They'd even go the extra mile to make you a particular arrangement or transcription if you can't find it on their site.

Their exclusive Christmas Sheet Music and Carols collections are currently available for the following instruments and ensembles:

Alto Saxophone
Sousaphone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone

Brass Trio
Piano Trio
String Trio
Wind Trio
Brass Quartet
Saxophone Quartet
String Quartet
Wind Quartet
Brass QuintetNew item
Chamber Ensembles

Also, a Membership to would make one unique gift..

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wikinvest - Bling

If you are used to checking stocks on Google or Yahoo!, you might want to check out Wikinvest for a change. Wikinvest is a Financial Widget Startup that focuses on stock charts and financial data chart widgets that are embeddable and shared. They are regularly updating their site to provide more value-added financial information for investors.

Bling is one of the new features. It is a new financial metric search engine which allows you to search trends over a period of time. For example, you need information on Monsanto_Company_(MON) Long-term_Incentive_Compensation and Halliburton_Company_(HAL) Long-term_Incentive_Compensation and match it against Huntington_Bancshares_(HBAN) Long-term_Incentive_Compensation to do a comparison of the three companies, Bling is able to supply you the data you need. And if you want to read more about what a metric means, just use the Dictionary in the right sidebar to find out how it’s used, how it’s calculated, and a few examples of how this information is used.

As usual, all of Wikinvest charts on these data pages are available for you to embed on your blogs. Wikinvest shows industry metrics which can give investors insights into the health of the company and more.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Payday loans can be a Lifesaver

Just like everything else, financial services have come a long way. Take loans, for instance, where in the US, payday loans or cash advances can be applied for online through

With 150 Credit Loan providers in their network, MoneyNow USA is a multiple lender payday loan search engine. They are able to provide lenders with the highest payday loan amount with the lowest APR. Some of their payday advance lenders can even wire cash directly to your account in one hour! No waiting is required, and they have the highest approval rates around.

The requirement is simple. One has to be a U.S. citizen, over the age of 18 and be currently employed, and have a active/open checking or savings account to be eligible for a payday advance.

Payday loans may be a lifesaver, but it is good to bear the following in mind before you apply for that cash advance:

- Remember to only use payday loans in case of an emergency.
- Only apply and take out one payday loan at a time.
- And never take a payday loan out if you are unsure if you can pay it back when it is due. (Usually by your next paycheck).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Career Advancement in a Challenging Job Market

We normally stay on in a job for a few years before thinking of a career change as we gain more experience and expertise to be able to take on new challenges. Many of us are still trying to find that elusive dream job. That dream job aside, what do you think are your chances of securing a job fast in today's challenging job market?

Today's old methods of searching for a job simply aren't working any more. What if you have access to experts' insider techniques, step-by-step tutorial programs, career advice and a whole lot of other related information from an elite group of career advancement gurus, how would your chances of finding your desired job be?

A membership with Career Successions will provide you with a comprehensive career guidance solution for winning in today’s job market. You'll find and land a better job faster armed with expert career training from their top career coaches and leading job search tools.

7.8-magnitude Earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia

Breaking news:
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Indonesia off the coast of north western Sumatra according to CNN. It has been reported as 46km or 28.6 miles down and struck 125 miles off the coast of Sibolga. The quake happened at 5:15am local time.

Local tsunami warning has been raised in Indonesia. Advice from experts is to stay away from the coastline/beach. A 7.8-magnitude is considered a major earthquake capable of causing considerable damage. So far, there's no report of damages or injuries.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Goodbye Acne, Hello Clear Skin

If you have acne problem, and having undergone several treatments without success, would you be willing to give another four weeks to try out another treatment? I know someone I know would jump at the chance after having suffered the condition for years.

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Of Blue skies and Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix Results

Today promises to be another glorious sunshiny day, that is, if you enjoy days of blue skies and hot, hot sun. Here, see what I mean.. clear blue sky with just a smattering of white clouds that look like wisps of candy floss floating by.

Yes, the weather in Kuala Lumpur can be like this at best.

Yesterday was just as nice, probably more suited for Formula One races as the sun was milder thus cooler for an outdoor sport like F1 racing, I read that under hot conditions, drivers endure cockpit temperatures above 40°C. In the process, they could even lose about 3kg in weight.

Okay, who won in the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang? It's a 1-2 finish for Red Bull with Sebastian Vettel (Ger) taking first place, his first win of the season after disappointing finishes in the previous two races.

Mark Webber (Aus) came in second while Nico Rosberg (Ger) of Mercedes made it to the podium on third. Lotus made it to 17th with Jarno Trulli while his partner, Heikki Kovalainen, was not classified being 10 laps behind. Michael Schumacher was also not classified, retiring at lap 9.

Next race: Shanghai (Apr 16 - 18).


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tainted vegetables in China

Do you make it a point to soak your vegetables in water before cooking them? Pesticides used are poisonous, though their use is permitted on farm products as products are safe to eat after adequate dilution of the pesticide content, according to Tang Bowen, director of Nanning agriculture bureau.

The current drought in China's southeast area has contributed to tainted veggies which is a worry in China currently.

Some people resort to home remedies made from fruits and vegetables and acne home remedies are one of them. You may want to be extra careful if you are in China especially in Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. Refer to The Daily Chili for more information on the tainted vegetable situation.

How to Measure and Install Blinds

Are you a blinds person or a curtains person? I mean, some people prefer blinds, others prefer curtains for their home.

If you are planning to install blinds and need help to do it correctly, here are some quick tips and notes to remember:

* Use a steel measuring tape
* Round down to the nearest 1/8" for width
* Round up to the nearest 1/8" for height
* Always refer to given product specfications for complete measuring instructions.

Video below might be useful on how to measure and install blinds.

Debt Consolidation will put your finances back in order

In this economic downturn, people can easily chalk up a ton of unpaid bills and over time, they could accumulate to a sizable amount of debt.

Good financial sense would be to go for debt consolidation. There are companies out there that can help with this exercise of debt consolidation, and non-profit too. What they do is to consolidate peoples unsecured debt into one low monthly payment. This makes the debt more manageable and easier to pay off.

Non-profit credit counseling and financial education service is also available for individuals and families from all walks of life. They will analyze your true financial situation; assist you with getting your finances under control with their credit counseling program; teach you budgeting techniques, and more.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Funny Ad of a Human Barcode Reader

Going through the supermarket checkout counter the other day reminded me of the KitKat advertisement on tv. Remember the guy who uses his teeth as a barcode reader? That ad cracks me up every time. I'll say he is as good as the Symbol LS2208 bar code reader I saw online.

I remember when barcode was first introduced here in Malaysia, companies were scrambling to have their staff trained to be able to use the new equipment setup. That is many years ago and now barcoding is part of our life.

More about Epsom Salts

As a followup to the previous post on colon cleanse, found additional information on Epsom salt which may interest you. Below is from WikiAnswers.

Epsom Salts, or Magnesium sulfate, when used through soaking with a 1% solution, can soothe muscle pains and give a feeling of well-being. Magnesium and sulfate are absorbed through the skin.

Magnesium can be ingested as a nutritional supplement, but studies show that a wide variety of factors - the presence of specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, even the individual chemistry of a person's stomach acid - can interfere with their effectiveness. But all of the subjects in a recent study experienced increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with magnesium sulfate crystals, commonly known as Epsom Salt.

Raising your magnesium levels may:

-- Improve heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

-- Improve the body's ability to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

-- Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

-- Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

-- Relieve stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating neurotransmitter within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation. A magnesium-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.

While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.

Colon Cleansing

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you would have read about the colon cleanse exercise my colleagues went through and their purchase of green apples in bulk to share out.

Well, they are at it again - ordering cartons of green apples from the fruit vendor. Epsom salt is part of this colon cleanse regimen. Apparently, the magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt is good to draw out toxins from the body as well as act a muscle relaxant, and by easing muscle pain it helps the body eliminate harmful substances - detoxification as a result.

Buying Gold Bars

If you are planning to buy gold bars or gold coins as part of your investment portfolio, you are on the right track.

Gold has for centuries been regarded a safe and popular commodity and has risen many times over in its value since then. It is even more popular today so much so that any IRA portfolio would include this precious commodity. With demand increasing especially in China, gold would not only see a handsome return on your investment, it would safeguard your wealth in unstable times.

Now is a good time to include gold in your investment plan if you are do not want to see your wealth devalued as a result of fluctuation of the US dollar. If your preference is not gold bars, gold coins is the other option.

Currently, the most popular modern coin is the American Eagle Gold Coin. Each Gold Eagle is guaranteed to be in pristine, brilliant uncirculated mint condition whose gold content for weight and purity is guaranteed by the U.S. government. The American Eagle Gold Coins are the perfect gold solution for your personal wealth development or your family's legacy collection.

Formula One Malaysia - Sepang, Apr 2 - 4

I wondered if it rained at Sepang during the Formula One practice session this afternoon. It was dry. At last year's Formula One, the races had to be called off one hour after it started and by the time the rain stopped, it was too late to resume.

Lesson learned, this year's Formula One has been scheduled to begin at 4pm instead of the usual 5pm just so that it will still be bright enough to resume should there be a repeat of the heavy downpour of last year.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice for the Malaysian F1 GP. Clocking in a time of one minute, 34.921 seconds, he was the quickest around the Sepang circuit, just under two-tenths of a second faster than Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, who set his best time on his last lap.

Their respective teammates, Jenson Button of McLaren and Mercedes' Michael Schumacher, were third and fourth fastest in the qualifying session.

Malaysia's own Lotus Racing's Fairuz Fauzy (picture below) was 22nd while his teammate Jarno Trulli was 19th.

You can read more about the F1 qualifying round on The Star but let's just take a look at the standings at the end of today's session:

Practice results Friday for Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the 5.543-kilometer (3.444-mile) Sepang circuit with driver, country, car, fastest lap time and laps completed:

First Session

1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, McLaren, 1 minute, 34.921 seconds, 19 laps.

2. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 1:35.106, 19.

3. Jenson Button, Britain, McLaren, 1:35.207, 25.

4. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Mercedes, 1:35.225, 14.

5. Robert Kubica, Poland, Renault, 1:35.402, 22.

6. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 1:35.479, 22.

7. Adrian Sutil, Germany, Force India, 1:35.955, 20.

8. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 1:35.959, 20.

9. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 1:36.043, 19.

10. Sebastien Buemi, Switzerland, Toro Rosso, 1:36.100, 20.

11. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, 1:36.451, 22.

12. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Sauber, 1:36.503, 28.

13. Jaime Alguersuari, Spain, Toro Rosso, 1:36.645, 18.

14. Vitaly Petrov, Russia, Renault, 1:36.712, 9.

15. Paul di Resta, Britain, Force India, 1:36.891, 25.

16. Pedro de la Rosa, Spain, Sauber, 1:36.899, 24.

17. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Williams, 1:37.802, 27.

18. Rubens Barrichello, Brazil, Williams, 1:38.278, 18.

19. Jarno Trulli, Italy, Lotus, 1:39.460, 21.

20. Timo Glock, Germany, Virgin, 1:39.755, 17.

21. Lucas di Grassi, Brazil, Virgin, 1:40.159, 25.

22. Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysia, Lotus, 1:40.721, 19.

23. Bruno Senna, Brazil, Hispania, 1:41.832, 27.

24. Karun Chandhok, India, Hispania, 1:41.966, 24.

So, will you be there on Sunday?

Source: The Star

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We all know that losing weight is difficult, and keeping it off may be even harder, so whatever weight we are, the advice is to try to stay that weight.

Friday Frolics - Are you Earth, Fire or Air?

What's your personality type. Are you Earth, Fire or Air (like me)?

You Are Air

You are a quirky, flighty, and zany person. You change with the wind.

You are highly creative and often inspired. You love to be spontaneous and hate restrictions.

You have a yearning for travel and adventure. You want to have a wild and crazy life.

You actually feel a bit more balanced when there is structure and stability in your life, but you avoid it.