Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Modular space systems increase the amount of valuable floor space

Many companies nowadays are turning to modular space systems and sustainable modular building structures for office spaces, warehousing purposes and other uses.

Warehouse mezzanine systems and InPlant Wall Systems, using prefabricated in-plant offices and mezzanines, are great ways to maximize space efficiency in warehouses and other larger buildings. Usable floor space can be sectioned off in In-plant offices as storage facility or made into comfortable, temperature-controlled offices. Installation of these sections or enclosures is quick and easy without compromising on quality or comfort.

In recent years, building "green" in line with caring for the environment is a growing trend of customers opting for green modular building systems. One such building system is Mod 5. Offered by Modular Space Systems, Mod 5 is an advanced sustainable building system adaptable to many climate and application specific facilities. Mod 5 uses state-of-the-art green sustainable modular building technologies and high quality, recyclable material. It's sophisticated green sustainable modular building system can accommodate many different design options. This trait can greatly improve the efficiency of the building depending on the local climate conditions of the site and the application of the building.

Modular Space Systems (MSS) offers custom solutions for all unique construction requirements. They provide and install Mezzanines, In Plant Wall & Enclosure Systems, Modular Buildings, Security Booths, Fabric Structures, Green Buildings and more. They can help you with the design and concept of your modular building system.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Once in a while along comes a new tune that for some reason, stays with you in your head day-in day-out. This time, for me it's this number by Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are. It's got simple yet sweet lyrics and the melody is easy to follow and a very artistic video too - kinda reminds me of an old video by the Swedish group, Aha! Check out video below. See if it has the same effect on you as it has on me. Enjoy.. And you'd naturally want to sing along, I imagine, so you can find lyrics below.

Just The Way You Are
- Bruno Mars

Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And it's so, it's so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
I'd never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same

So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Friday, November 26, 2010

How to get rid of blackheads

I read that air pollution exceeds safety limits in major Asian cities including Singapore whose particulates exceeded WHO guidelines by 50 percent while particulates in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, were more than five times over WHO guidelines.

The study took into account three main pollutants -- particulate matter of 10 micrometres and smaller, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide. Not a single city in Asia had all three pollutants within limits considered acceptable by the World Health Organisation.

The study found that elderly people with cardiopulmonary and other chronic illnesses were especially vulnerable and they tended to die prematurely when their conditions were exacerbated by bad air. The very young are at risk too. And for the in-betweens, they would naturally be more concerned with how to get rid of blackheads which was exactly what my colleague asked after a weekend out taking some out-of-towners on a city tour on foot.

Image source: Wikipedia

Racy Swimwear and Underwear

How do you like the swimwear? These were the swim trunks worn by the Singapore men's polo team competing in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

The trunks, designed by members of the men’s team, show the flag’s white crescent moon jutting up from the groin area with five stars to the side on a red background. The Information Ministry sees the design as inappropriate and would not have approved it if their advice had been sought.

The swimsuit will be retired after the Asian Games and after their game with Kuwait for fifth place on Thursday (yesterday). The government allowed the controversial swimwear to be worn as Asian Games rules stipulate that a team’s uniform cannot be changed in the middle of the tournament.

The Straits Times reported that anyone found guilty of misusing the flag can be fined up to a maximum of $1,000.

(Source: - The JakartaGlobe)

Still on the subject of clothing, now here's a piece of clothing or rather under-clothing that might become popular with flyers - a radiation-shielding underwear.

According to The Star, it's a special kind of underwear - with a strategically placed fig leaf design - and the designer says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

The inventor, Jeff Buske of Las Vegas, Nevada-Rocky Flats Gear says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings. The underwear inserts are thin and confirm to the body contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals do not set off metal detectors.

The men's design has a fig leaf while the design for women comes in the shape of clasped hands.

Friday Frolics - What Kind of Soul Are You?

This week's Friday Frolics quiz is a little more intense, somewhat soul-searching, if you will. Take the quiz to learn things that you may not have known about yourself. Happy Friday, everyone! And Happy Black Friday shopping for US readers.

You Are a Prophet Soul

You are a gentle soul, with good intentions toward everyone.

Selfless and kind, you have great faith in people.

Sometimes this faith can lead to disappointment in the long run.

No matter what, you deal with everything in a calm and balanced way.

You are a good interpreter, very sensitive, intuitive, caring, and gentle.

Concerned about the world, you are good at predicting people's feelings.

A seeker of wisdom, you are a life long learner looking for purpose and meaning.

You are a great thinker and communicator, but not necessarily a doer.

Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The BBC Earth blog said it well - Thanksgiving is all often families keeping warm together and looking after each other, just like these penguins.


Mount Bromo eruption, map, video

The Bromo Caldera with the Mount Semeru in the background, part of the Tengger massif - Source

When I first saw on CNN last night about the eruption of yet another volcano in Indonesia, fellow-blogger, KhengSiong, came to mind and how relieved he must have been not to have been caught in a situation of chaos and anxiety which is naturally associated with natural disasters.

KhengSiong's recent travel to East Java included a visit to Mount Bromo. Pictures on his blog show Mount Bromo belching smoke as viewed from another volcano nearby. From Mount Penanjakan at 2,770m, one can get a good view of Mount Bromo at 2,392m.

Mount Bromo, in East Java, is one of four volcanic cones located in an ancient volcano, Tengger. Together with the sand sea, the Tengger Sand Sea (known in Indonesian as Laut Pasir Tengger) and other features including four lakes and 50 rivers, the total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 2,100m is known as Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The Tengger Sand Sea has been protected since 1919. The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park was declared a national park in 1982.

Where is Mount Bromo? For an idea of the location of Mount Bromo, here's a map borrowed from The Jakarta Post.

The Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday, Mount Bromo continued to spew yellowish ash and hot gases 500 to 1,000 meters in height after which volcanic activities began to subside.

A day earlier, the volcano which last erupted in 2004, spewed volcanic ash out to a radius of 10 kilometers. On Tuesday evening, the ash covered Ngadirejo village in Pasuruan regency, impacting on visibility. More info on Mt. Bromo’s activities start subsiding.

Here's a video (dated June 3, 2009) showing the surrounding areas of Mount Bromo and an expedition of visitors watching the sunrise and trekking up to view the volcano. A great video, very informative, tells you what to expect.

And here's a map extracted from the video.. Click on image to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Managed hosting allows you to better focus on your business

Running an online business is challenging enough without having to contend with managing one's servers taking care of the nitty-gritty aspects ensuring they run smoothly and optimally.

If you are looking for a managed hosting service, you may want to check out Superb.net. This company that provides award-winning support uses the latest state-of-the-art hardware for their managed dedicated servers and customize each server depending on customer needs. Their datacenters are built with maximum redundancies so that your servers run 100% of the time.

If your business is located in different parts of the country, you can take advantage of Superb.net's specialized needs customized colocation services. This eliminates the need of having to move delicate and heavy hardware to the required location. There is a choice of rack colocation and single server colocation. Colocation space does not require bandwidth purchase from Superb.net. Customers may purchase a cross-connect to a Telco of their choice instead.

If you select Superb.net for your managed hosting through their managed dedicated server service, you will be assured of an award-winning support from a team of highly skilled technical experts who provide customized services to you on a consultative basis, 100% uptime, and state-of-the-art datacenters. Managed hosting gives you the flexibility to focus on your business while they manage your servers. You no longer have to worry about monitoring your servers, creating backups, or updating patches.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What are Bendover pants

Every woman owns at least a pair of bendover pants or three or more. Bendover pants are so comfortable, they have become popular. Not only are they comfortable, they are versatile as well. Bendover pants can be worn practically anywhere - at home, to the supermarket, to a concert, to work, the options are endless - and they go well with any type of shoes, flat or heeled.

Bendover pants are made from fabrics that have a slight stretch quality and needs virtually no maintenance. Being able to be stretched to 22% makes this type of pants highly flexible for activities that involve bending and stretching, for instance. They fit well on all shapes, sizes and heights. It is not uncommon to see shoppers buying a number of bendover pants at one go as they come in a wide range of colors.

There are many pluses for owning bendover pants. Besides being comfortable, versatile, easy to maintain, and come in a range of colors, bendover pants are reasonably priced. This allows one to own a nice collection in different shades to go with a variety of tops.

Blair.com is one store that stocks a wide selection of bendover pants. They carry the basic wear-with-everything shades plus the latest fashion hues - everything you need to complete your wardrobe beautifully. Alternatively, if you are in Warren, PA, or happen to be in that area, stop by at their retail store located at their corporate headquarters or at their factory store located in Grove City, PA.

Retargeting Advertising increases conversion rate

Ever heard of retargeting advertising? There is a growing trend on companies tapping into the benefits of this new advertising strategy to increase their conversion rate.

Retargeting advertising, also referred to as behavioral retargeting or simply Retargeting, is a form of online advertising that is delivered to website visitors based on previous visits to a site - visitors who leave without a conversion or a purchase. Retargeting brings the customer back to a site previously visited, in other words. This helps to increase conversion rate for the site or business resulting in higher profits.

There are companies that specialize in retargeting. These retargeting companies help companies grow their business using this business advertising strategy. Recrue Media is one such online retargeting company. Recrue Media's key to successful online retargeting advertising is their largest audience reach with over 90% of US Internet users in their database indicating that advertisers are assured the widest reach of websites for their banner ads.. This ad technology ensures that retargeting advertising will reach the targeted audience with frequency and encourage their return visit.

For a better understanding of retargeting, check out the video below for a retargeting demonstration. As more and more companies are getting on Facebook, Recrue Media is now offering Facebook Retargeting. Call them for a free consultation.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Guide for Car-Buyers - CarConnection

A friend of a friend who bought a Toyota Prius (before the price was greatly reduced) is very happy with the vehicle especially at its fuel-efficiency.

The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric mid-size car developed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.  The Wikipedia says, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Prius is the most fuel efficient gasoline car currently sold in the U.S. and  the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) also rate the Prius as among the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States based on smog forming and toxic emissions.

The Prius first went on sale in Japan in 1997, and is sold in more than 70 countries.  In May 2008, it hit the milestone of 1 million units sold worldwide and went on to reach a new height of 2 million in September 2010.  The U.S. is the largest market.  Interested in knowing more? Here's where you can get more info.

The normal thing to do if we are planning to buy a car whether brand new or secondhand, is we do some research. A site that shouldn't be missed is CarConnection.com. With their extensive archive of car reviews on both old and new cars, detail info on each make of vehicle and other info, news, etc., theirs is one source every car-buyer should use as a car-guide. There is really a lot of information on this site.

Let's say if you are looking to buy a Ford Focus. On the page you will find a whole host of information pertaining to this car, from photos to videos, even a 360deg tour of it. You will also find expert reviews and consumer opinions, price reports, also a free price quote on a new unit, and suggestions for a used unit as well. You can also check insurance rates for Ford Focus. The site also provides a listing of this make in other years in case you may be interested in a used unit. Similar type of info can also be obtained on other vehicles including the Audi A4 and the Subaru Legacy? CarConnection.com is the site to go to for all things cars. Check it out for yourself.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

See's Peanut Brittle

Thank goodness some of the best foods available are not seasonal. Take peanut brittle, for instance. I love this snack and could never tire of it. I have only tasted our local version of peanut brittle and not sure how foreign versions look like until I came across See's peanut brittle. Below is how it looks like. Don't they look inviting!

A check on their website says that See's peanut brittle has more peanuts per square inch unlike any other. It's made from Mary See's old-fashioned recipe - a blending of fresh AA-grade butter, pure sugar, premium whole peanuts, and their own proprietary ingredients. They must really be good in view of all those positive reviews. I like it that we don't have to wait for Christmas to give them out. They are all-year-round goodies.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oprah Winfrey's "Ultimate Favorite Things"

If there is any woman who may be able to influence the economy, in terms of consumer spending at least in the United States, Oprah Winfrey may be the one who can - afterall she has made it to third spot in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2010.

After Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things" show aired on Friday, people were all excitedly tweeting and Facebooking about the things on her list particularly A 7-day cruise on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas with airfare included. This massive ship contains the first-ever 3D movie theater at sea, a two-story dance floor, an ice skating rink, a zip line, a rock-climbing wall and its very own park.

Among the top of Oprah's list is the range of Andre Walker Hair Products. Andre Walker is and has been Oprah's hairdresser for the past 25 years and his famous book, Andre Talks Hair! must surely be on bookshelves all over the US. Andre Walker's new haircare line, which is designed for all hair types include keratin shampoo, keratin conditioner, shine-enhancing Q-oil and root-covering hair makeup, which Oprah has been using. These are among the things Oprah gave away at her "Ultimate Favorite Things" show on Friday.

Homemakers are going online buying the Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan and the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix which also made it to Oprah's favorites list. The Simple Lasagna Pan is also a favorite thing of Oprah's with its unique sidewalls, which keep noodles and layers neatly stacked.

Others that make Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things include A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever by Marianne Williamson; the Breville Panini Press grill and sandwich maker, which she has bought 22 of these as gifts for other people; Jay-Z's book Decoded; The Beginning (Deluxe Edition) by the Black Eyed Peas which will be in stores November 30, 2010; Elfa Customizable Closet System from the Container Store; Kiva Gift Card, Courtesy of Groupon; Nike "Free Run+" Shoes; Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens; and more, all 23 of them. Well, there you have it. These should give you an idea for your Christmas shopping..

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Frolics - What kind of magazine are you?

The one thing that takes the drag out of waiting in line in hair salons, the doctor's or the dentist's is the magazines they have at the waiting area.

Fortunately for me, all these three places have different magazines. The hair salon has foreign fashion or lifestyle mags while the doctor's has news-type (eg Time and Business Week, even Reader's Digest) and the dentist has travel magazines including those that feature diving, snorkelling and other watersports. He is a diver himself so that accounts for the type of mags he has in his office.

This week's quiz is about magazines. Find out what your personality is in regard to the kind of magazine you are. I am a Travel Magazine - pretty close, I must say.

Go on, take the quiz..

You Are a Travel Magazine

You are adventurous and restless. Nothing makes you feel more alive than traveling.

And like most people, you can't travel nearly as much as you'd like to. That doesn't stop you from dreaming about it though!

You can't get enough of far away places, luxurious hotels, hot clubs, and amazing restaurants.

And if you're unable to do a little traveling, then reading about it is the next best thing!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

TeaCollection's wonderful range of Children's Clothing

Looking for fun, stylish and high quality children's clothing online? TeaCollection.com may be just the site you are looking for.

TeaCollection has a wide selection of clothes for up to 12-year-old girls and boys, babies and women. There is also a section on Gifts. Site navigation is a breeze with collections divided into the following for Girls clothing:

- New Arrivals
- Holiday styles
- Love layers
- Pick your pattern
- Dresses under %30
- Categories (dresses, tops, pants/jeans, skirts/skorts/shorts, leggings, sweaters, and more..)
- Collections (Hungarian holiday, modern opulence, countryside chic, folk art, etc.)
- Sale

Clothes for boys are equally as extensive in variety and styles. There are tees/tops, shirts, daily tea sets and playwear, pants/jeans, sweaters/outerwear, sleepwear, shoes and accessories.

As for Baby clothes, you can find clothes for both baby boys and baby girls. Gift sets are also available. TeaCollection has a good collection of fashionable, luxurious and modern sweaters in amazing textures for women. There are chic tops and luxuriously-styled and versatile scarves, everyone's go-to accessory so versatile you can tie it, drape it or wrap yourself up with it. Shopping for gifts? TeaCollection's Gift Guide will surely take the chore out of shopping for gifts. Do visit TeaCollection.com. You'd be glad you did.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Royal Wedding next year - Prince William and Kate Middleton

Thirty years after the fairy-tale nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, though with an unhappy ending, Britain will finally have another big royal wedding: its dashing helicopter-pilot prince - second in line to the throne - will marry the lovely commoner who may someday become queen.
Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton have been sent congratulations from around the world after announcing their engagement. They have been together for eight years after meeting while students at St Andrews University, Fife.

The Queen said she was absolutely delighted for them both, while Prince Charles said he's thrilled and joked, "They've been practising long enough."

Their wedding will be held next spring or summer, revealed the couple, both 28. The prince proposed while on holiday in Kenya in October.

The engagement ring was his mother's, engagement ring, a distinctive sapphire and diamond engagement ring - a £30,000 ring consisting of 14 diamonds surrounding a sapphire. Jewellers say they have already had orders for copies of the engagement ring.
Bookmaker Paddy Power has made Saturday, 13 August 2011 the 3/1 favourite for the date of the royal wedding. Princess Diana married Prince Charles on 29 July 1981. Will Prince William and Kate Middleton choose the same date? Left to be seen..

BBC - Royal wedding: Prince William and Kate congratulated
The Star - A royal wedding next year for Prince William, Kate
Wikipedia - Diana, Princess of Wales

Hajj 2010 - Photos from The Big Picture

A great collection of photos of Hajj 2010 from The Big Picture. The Saudi Press Agency said that a record number of Muslims were expected to make the Hajj this year - over 3.4 million anticipated over the five days of the pilgrimage.

Selamat Hari Eid ul-Adha

Today is a public holiday in Malaysia in celebration of a Muslim festival, Hari Raya Haji as it's commonly-known here.
Selamat Hari Eid ul-Adha and happy holidays!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Super-inclusive Breezes Caribbean vacation will have you go back for more

If you are looking into a tropical holiday away from the cold in Winter or simply just need a holiday, a caribbean vacation could be just the thing for you. Holidays are not only a time for relaxation or getting away from the cold, they are also the best opportunity to put a little adventure into your life. You will find the Caribbean offers an extraordinary range of fun and exciting activities.
Better yet, join one of the super-inclusive caribbean vacations offered by Breezes. Super-inclusive doesn't mean more, but better. You'll get the finest accommodations and the best beaches. It also means all your meals, all your drinks and all your entertainment are included in the package and no tipping is allowed for attentive, friendly service. Dine on delicious cuisine from tempting buffets and specialty restaurants serving different cuisines and enjoying unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

For sports and activities, you can choose to participate in an incredible variety of land and water sports including snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, rock climbing, tennis, bicycling, a fitness center and more, and with professional instruction. There are classes offered in aerobics, trapeze, trampoline, tennis, even Merengue dance and reggae dance. All these and more are included in the super-inclusive vacation package at no extra cost. The fun and excitement doesn't stop when the sun goes down. After hours the fun continues with live entertainment, dancing, and karaoke. Whether you are travelling with family or friends or on vacation alone, all the activities found on these Breezes caribbean resorts and super-inclusive vacations will surely make your Caribbean vacation one vacation to remember for a very long time and a place you will come back to year after year for more good times.

Check out Breezes.com today for that well-earned, unforgettable vacation either with friends or family or alone. At a super-inclusive Caribbean vacation, you will never have to worry about finding entertainment or getting a good meal because all your needs are covered in one simple price at all inclusive Breezes vacations.

Monday, November 15, 2010

TheFreebieSource - Freebies for Everyone

Don't we all want free stuff. Not only freebies can reduce our monthly expenditure, we can also get to try out new stuff and widen our horizons a bit. Here's a site you would love - TheFreebieSource.com

TheFreebieSource has a ton of freebies and samples from free Ziploc bags to health foods and pet foods, coupons for clothes, etc., VistaPrint business cards, gourmet samples, free baby products, free samples of cosmetics, Student freebies and much much more. You simply have to check out these freebies. Also, don't be left out. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to get updated on their latest freebies. It's free!

Stylish Victorian Mailboxes

Here's another site for mailboxes if you have not found the mailbox of your preference from my last post on mailboxes.

SimplyVictorianMailboxes.com stocks a huge selection of Victorian mailboxes. They are the ultimate source for Victorian mailboxes of every size, finish, style, and material. The site is easy to navigate and mailboxes are categorized for easy access. Select a Victorian wall mailbox of your choice from the many Victorian wall mailboxes available. You can also find Victorian pedestal mailboxes, Column Victorian mailboxes, Post Victorian mailboxes and many others.

If first impressions count, the mailbox would be the item in the house that provides the first impression to a visitor. A Victorian mailbox is just the item to provide that positive first impression. To have something so stylish in front of a house would surely do any houseowner proud.

There are many pluses shopping at SimplyVictorianMailboxes.com. You get to shop from a huge selection of different styles of Victorian Mailboxes and they are all on Sale right now; plus, you know you are paying the best price because they guarantee the lowest prices before and after a purchase. Good news yet. Shipping is free, and quick. They ship items every day of the year.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi released

Today is a milestone for the people of Myanmar and for democracy. Myanmar's military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence. More..

Source: The Star

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Frolics - What kind of Coat are you?

Yay! It's Friday again. How time flies. They say that time flies when we are having a good time. Are we? I'd say all things considered, life's great! This week's quiz is about coats and the coat we are tells about our personality. Take the quiz to find out yours.

Happysurfer is a Pea Coat

You are drawn to the classics. You love a look that's a little old fashioned.

When you shop for clothes, you're quite sensible. You want styles and brands that are built to last.

You are a bit of a preppy. You act like you come from old money, even if you don't.

You are well mannered and subtle. You stay away from flashy things and flashy people.

Practicality of a Wireless Intercom system

Intercom systems like countless other instruments and innovative gadgets of our time, help improve our life. Through the intercom, communication is instant and more effective besides eliminating the need for shouting across the house. A family member in the basement would be able to instantly talk to another on the second floor at the push of a button.

Wireless intercom systems are becoming popular not only for homes but for the office and outdoors as well and are preferred over wired systems. One reason to use a
wireless intercom system is that the cost of retrofitting a building for a wired intercom system is high whereas a wireless intercom has the advantage of a simple installation. The unit only requires to be plugged into an AC power outlet or easier still, a battery is used to have it working.

Yet another reason that wireless intercoms are preferred over wired intercoms is the portability of a wireless intercom which accounts for its many uses, such as in sports and security services.

One of the challenges of a wireless system is the possibility of interference as radio frequency wireless systems may get interference from other wireless devices. However, the practicality of using a wireless intercom system and other positives far outweigh this challenge.

GadgetShack.com offers a large selection of wireless intercom systems for use in the home, office, or outdoors. There are portable wireless intercoms, wall flush-mount wireless intercoms, outdoor waterproof intercom systems, and long-range wireless intercom systems. Check them out. They are offering huge discounts just as we speak.

Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2010

Festivals are always food fest time. Our multi-ethnic society enables every community to celebrate each other's festivals and get invited to the many parties and open houses each festival bring. The most recent festival being Deepavali. For those who enjoy spicy Indian food, this is the festival for such great food fare.

For some, their best diet pills would have to come to their rescue. But of course, nothing beats good ole exercise to work on those extra pounds. Running is one great exercise.

Talk about running, the Penang Bridge International Marathon is back. This PBIM Race, the biggest sports event in Malaysia, is slated for Nov 21 this year. I understand more than 23,500 entries have been received and still counting. The Full Marathon category had to be closed for entries several days ahead of the closing date as the maximum capacity has been reached. The organizer is no longer able to provide any more imported running vests by New Balance, their official apparel sponsor for this year, as well as a few other items.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Have you registered to vote?

There is talk that the next General Election (GE 13) will be early next year. More critical now than ever, your vote is needed if you want to see a change for the better. If you have not registered to vote, registration can be done at any Post Office. Don't wait. Do it today.

If you are already a voter, you may want to check that you are on the electoral roll. This is where you can check online... http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/daftarj/daftarbi.aspx The form will look like the one below.
Exercise your right as a citizen. Register to vote.

Kid Kraft kitchens - Playtime will never be the same again

Looking at the image above and other kids kitchens on the KidsCraftPlayKitchen site brings back sweet childhood memories of playing house back then. Of course, our play kitchen wasn't as sophisticated nor as well-stocked as the ones found on the site.

Play is an important part of a child's life. It not only helps the child interact with other children, play also helps prepare the child for growing up and the activities that make up life in general. Many children, especially girls, naturally enjoy playing house emulating what their mother does. KidsCraftPlayKitchens has a wide selection of playthings including kid kraft kitchens, tables and chairs and bakeware, cookware and accesories including individual food items from pizza to drumsticks to vegetables and sauces in bottles to fried eggs and more. If your Christmas shopping list includes gifts for children, kid kraft items would make great gifts. Plus, there's a storewide sale right now.

Go get your Touch 'n Go rebates

Received an email yesterday about Touch 'n Go (TAG) rebates. If you travel a lot and use the TAG card, this is for you.

The email says:

No harm checking up your Touch and Go Rebate for those who use the card often

For sharing.....

Hi ALL - Good News and good info. for sharing by all. If u
travel quite a bit using the touch and go card maybe u can check up your rebates the next time you travel along the tolled highways.....

Recently I was talking to a friend, who travels alot during the course of the business. He told me out of curiousity, he heard about the rebates toll users are entitled to. So he asked the person at the toll office (where you can top up your Touch N Go (like those in Sg Besi, Ayer Keroh, Sg Buloh, Bkt Raja and the one entering Shah Alam) about the rebate when he went there for a top up. She told him that the rebates you have accumulated need to be credited to your Touch N Go "within" 6 months. Otherwise, the rebates will be extinguish ( that is "kaput").if not credited to your Touch N Go within this period. To his surprise, he got a rebate of RM468.

My mate told me since I always travel down to Singapore
regularly, I should go and check it out what rebates I have and do it fast. So, this morning, on my way to Melaka, I stopped at Ayer Keroh toll to check my rebates. To my surprise, I have got RM58 and this amount was transferred to top up my Touch N Go card. What a pleasant surprise. Imagine, if I had heard about it earlier, I could have checked it earlier last year when I had to drive down to Singapore once every fortnight

So, for those of you who use the Tagged or Touch N Go card, go and check it out. Imagine the millions of $$$ Touch N Go operators have saved from giving out the rebates to deserving customers. Remember, you can only claim the rebates at the Toll area where you can top up your card. You cant get the rebates done when you top up your Touch N Go card in other places like ATM Machine, Bank, online, 7 Eleven etc... MUST BE AT TOLL Centre.

Touch N Go did announce it in the newspapers very briefly but little info or brochures were given out for obvious reasons. Wouldnt you do the same if you were the operator huh?

Look Like good news if it is true - Please forward....

There you go.. Do check it out and get to enjoy some rebates. While you are at it, do also check out the Touch 'n Go website. There are more goodies in store.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to protect your wealth

United States Gold Bureau is where you can buy gold, silver or other precious metals for immediate personal delivery or have them conveniently and safely stored at an independent bank or depository.

If you are looking to invest in gold, the professional staff at United States Gold Bureau will be able to provide you with advice and assistance with regard to your investment needs.

Including gold in your investment portfolio is a wise move. In view of inflation and the fluctuating American dollar, gold is thus a preferred asset over the dollar. Gold can be bought in coins or in bullion which makes it convenient to own should you decide to take personal possession of them. The precious commodity has been in demand for centuries and in these inflationary times, gold is the asset that can protect our wealth and preserve the purchasing power. There is no better asset than gold right now.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Best Offers are from Offers.com

Everyone of us would have bought something online one time or another but some of us do more shopping online than others. There's no denying that shopping online is convenient, saves time, and saves money, if you know where to shop.
Offers.com is a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs. There are auto parts, baby gears and toys, have I mentioned clothes(?), credit cards, dining discounts, fine jewelry, fitness equipment, home and kitchen appliances, lawn and garden gadgets, shoes, clothes, software, sporting goods, TVs and HDTVs, video games, vacation packages and lots more - all 222 different categories! Phew! Not only that wide selection of products, there are also tons of coupon codes, deals and great discounts, some as much as 80%!

Thankssgiving is just around the corner and soon Christmas. Shopping at Offers.com could stretch your dollar and allow you to buy more for less. Isn't that the aim of a wise shopper? Offers.com can make a wiser shopper out of you. Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to Make Cheap International Phone Calls

If you do business internationally, you'd be communicating with your business partners and associates often and in some cases, constantly. Phone-calls would make up a sizeable chunk of your overheads. Cheaper calls are what your business needs to help reduce your phone bills increasing your profit margin.

Namada.com provides a range of cheap International Calling Services including Toll Free Forwarding, International Call Forwarding, and other Unique International Phone Services.

You can get a toll-free number in virtually any country in the world and have the number forwarded to your landline or mobile phone in another country. Namada offers really cheap calls at 1.9 cents per minutes anywhere in the USA and Canada: the lowest rate in among similar services.

With International Call Forwarding, you are able to receive calls from anywhere in the world to conduct business or talk with your family. What this means too is that businesses can use forwarding numbers to create offices in other countries without office and personnel. If you are looking at a way to increase profitability tollfreeforwarding phone service is what you'd want to look into. Not only does it reduce your phone bill, your business will definitely see an increased market share.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dos and Don'ts in the 10th lunar month

Today is the first day of the 10th lunar month. For Chinese people of the Buddhist/Taoist faith, the first day of the month is different from any other day of the month.

My late (paternal) grandmother (when she was alive) used to get up very early every morning to chant prayers. The first day of a lunar month is a different routine altogether. On this day, she would also prepare offerings to deities and ancestors at the different altars we have at home. This is one of two days in a month (the other being the 15th day) that my grandmother would be on a strict vegetarian diet - no meat, egg nor milk. She would use a different set of cutlery, crockery and utensils.

Now back to the lunar calendar... I received an email the other day from Singapore about predictions for the 10th lunar month. They sound scary to me. Some of us may not believe in such things but it's still a good read if nothing else. Below is reproduced in its entirety for your information or attention whichever...

Subject: Avoid traveling, Thread carefully with diligence and prudence

Hi Friends,

How have you been doing during the last lunar month? We are coming to the 10th lunar month that is from the 6th Nov to 5th Dec 2010. The 10th lunar month 2010 will be worse than the 9th lunar month and you are advised to tread carefully with diligence and prudence. If you are able, avoid travelling during the 10th lunar month.

There will be indications of conflict that extend from those between individuals up to those involving larger entities that include organizations as well as nations. These conflicts might be in the form of hostilities, violence and attacks. There might be war, terrorist attacks or other forms of aggression. People will tend to get angry easily and might resort to extreme measures during this month. Hence, it will not be a good idea to engage in direct conflicts with others or to provoke them. In addition, keep away from war zones, protest rallies or being caught up in gang fights. When you are interacting with others that might include friends, colleagues, family and even strangers, be sensitive to what is going on around you. Even when in public places, you might not want to attract needless attention or unintentionally irritate others as it might not take much for you to ignite a fiery response. Just imagine everybody as being similar to walking landmines. Do not end up being a victim of another’s rage.

There will be more natural disasters and the impact will be far greater than during the 9th lunar month that might result in greater damage and casualties. If you were to travel, you might want to gather geographical information about the areas that you will be visiting. Even though some of the natural disasters might have passed, they might have left some potential dangers in the areas affected such as diseases, loose rocks, sand, earth etc. Aside from natural disasters, there might be outbreaks of diseases that could lead to new illnesses or mutated germs that will cause many people to fall ill easily. For those who have young children and elderly at home, you might want to pay special attention to this.

Another significant sign during the 10th lunar month is that there will be large masses of people moving. This will not refer to many people moving homes or taking vacations. Such movements during this month might refer predominantly to those driven away by natural disasters or fleeing from war or chaos. This might also refer to evacuations or something more sinister.

Probably by now, you will understand the reasons for advising against travelling during this month. If you are required to travel, please bring along the Jade item that you have purchased from me for protection. Some of you might be in careers that involve higher risk requiring you to be present in dangerous places. Please be extra careful about your own safety and provide me your usual trip information. If you will be staying in areas/countries that will be more susceptible to natural disasters, you might want to remain alert about the safety precautions that you need to take to act accordingly.

Having said all this, the 10th lunar month will be a great month to make money, but unfortunately in a negative manner. There will be people making good money during this month due to others’ foolishness or to live on other people’s suffering and pain. The purpose of letting you know this is not to encourage you to take advantage but to avoid being cheated and to be wary of such people. For example, some people or organizations might raise funds in the name of helping victims But such donations will not reach the intended recipients. There will also be those earning money through scams requesting money to assist people you know or getting them out of trouble.

For those who wish to cleanse their crystals or have been using their crystals actively, you might want to use the moonlight of the 21th November 2010 to do so.

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Feel free to circulate this email to friends and relatives or anyone who is interested.

Have a safe and wonderful 10th lunar month.