30 September, 2007
I used to own a flower shop and it felt a little sad when we had to close it recently. Looking back, I had the chance to do a home party for an expat in a high end district in Singapore. Together with our floral stylist then, we were there to decorate the huge bungalow with flowers, plants and party sets. That was a nice experience.
The house had a big pool and large patio area which made it such a great place to pack with lustrous greens and colourful blooms for the party. The only thing missing was a nice set of teak garden furniture. For a luxurious house like that, there should be a few teak chairs and nice looking teak benches instead of some cheap pool loungers. I would expect the owner to pick furniture that are long lasting like teak wood ones since they would be exposed to the sun and winds most of the time. If you have a house with space for a patio, don't settle for less though. Teak wood furniture is made affordable at Teak Wood Patio furniture online store that provides a full collection of teak furniture of all styles and designs for your homes.
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Indeed, paying off credit card debt may take a long time especially if the person has high interest rates. But, it doesn't mean that you can do nothing about efficient management of credit card debt. When you find yourself overwhelmed with credit card debt, don't fall into a pit of depression. You can get through it with discipline and a change in spending patterns. Start eliminating problems with credit card debt by getting tips and techniques on how to pay off your balances easier, how credit card consolidation, look for free debt relief consultation agencies that can help you, and try to rediscover ways on how you can regain your financial freedom by reducing you credit card debt.
I had just received a load of products from them, mostly my favourites from Burt's Bees and California Baby except a new one from Orjene Organics. If you are new to Burt's Bees and California Baby products, do find out more about their range of products from their respective websites as these are great for children or adults with skin sensitivities.
29 September, 2007
How nice if the internet was so advanced at that time, if there was a site like AutoGuide.com which could provide me the platform to search for used cars. I could choose the brand I wanted, state my budget, select the style and the search features would bring me to the used cars that fit my criteria. You can even read reviews and feedback of the used cars by real drivers which help you to make better decision before selecting the right used car to purchase. This is one useful resource for anyone thinking of buying used cars.
28 September, 2007
If you do have plasma television at home, I'm sure you may be keen to check out quality plasma lcd wall mount brackets by Dekomount. This is one name that stresses on quality and safety. As the online store is new, be prepared to see some features of plasma and LCD wall brackets and accessories from them.
So, I decided not to go branded this time :)
I've been road testing a designer bag in the last week. I thought it would be fair to really try it, use it before reviewing it. It's a lovely bag that is very different from what I had in my collection but I am liking it more and more! Somehow, the design of it compels me to dress up a little. LIke to know what bag it is - look out for my review!
27 September, 2007
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Whenever we are on our bus trip back to Singapore, I have to keep Clayton occupied with activities and exciting things - his favourite foods, capturing him on video, flash cards, books and light toys. I'm glad that he's overall a good traveler except that he's not toilet trained so it can get messy when he poos or pees. But other than that, we enjoy our times in the coach back to Singapore. Some people wonder how I handle a luggage, a stroller and a boy... ehhh, I don't know - I just managed lah! Don't expect anyone to help you hor, most people don't bother, not even taxi drivers in Singapore - how disappointing. But I always tell myself that it's just a manner of minutes that I need to get him into the taxi and once we get home, all troubles are forgotten.
I'm a traveling mom ;)
26 September, 2007
Well, that was not the end of the mess. I checked the clock and thought I would take him to the bathroom an hour later. But lo and behold, when I came downstairs, there was another puddle -I wanted to scream!!!
I know I should be stressed over this and it isn't fair to expect him to learn this overnight. Patience is what I need and yes, I should continue to press on. Anyone moms or dads has any tips to share on potty training?
But now that I have stopped nursing Clayton for coming one year, a bra shaper might be a good idea to tone up the breast tissue. Women are blessed with these wonderful assets so why not take good care of them when you can. I'll let shoppingmum update me on how bra shaper experience before investing in one. It's not cheap leh - RM900!!!
Nothing is more rewarding than to hear Clayton sing a new song each time, especially if it's Mandarin. I'm glad he can sing in tune and is definitely not tone deaf - lol. Every night, we will read his favourite chinese book together and revise a song or two. He's been sleeping earlier these days so that's wonderful for me!
Everyday, he will 'hint' to me that he wants to go to Garage Adventures in Singapore cos there are so many toys, activities and books for him. So he'll say 'Clayton like Jeh Jeh Adeline place, next time come again...." Children do have wishes too...
My brother and myself had a wonderful childhood together. One of the things we enjoyed together besides cycling and fighting with each other was to maintain a fish tank. I remembered the excitement when our guppies gave birth to little 'babies' - it was a lovely sight. We couldn't afford nice fish tanks at that time so all we had was a fish bowl. Even then, it was a nice hobby we both shared together; he would clean the tank and I would help with feeding them.
What we really wanted then was one of those attractive acrylic aquariums that looked its best when the light lit up. If only we had enough space for that, we could have rear more fishes. Til today, I would not fail to stop by an aquarium shop. Though I don't keep any fish now, I will pop into the shop to check out some of the new varieties, aquarium supplies, aquatic plants and colourful corals.
24 September, 2007
Though it was a drive to nowhere, we had a nice time driving around and exploring new places, while Clayton fell asleep in the car. That was another Sunday for us.
23 September, 2007
Since we have planned for four seminars next year, it's time that DH looks into a new laptop to replace his current one, which seems to be facing system errors regularly. A laptop will be ideal for him as he needs something portable and mobile since our events are conducted in hotels. The ones at Dell offer a wide range of options and performance, with various models that are suitable for home and business use. Prices are competitive and upgrading is flexible for those who want more. Besides, we would like to support the people who have supported us in our business, and Dell had previously sent its team to our seminars.
The Mid Autumn Festival is coming soon. Looking back, it was an occasion of great anticipation as I pestered mom to buy me my favourite lantern. I would pick the brightest cellophane lanterns in shapes of butterfly, flowers, birds or fish. The festival would never be complete without my favourite mooncake. I would eat only the yummy egg yolk and leave the lotus paste behind :)
I attended Clayton school's lantern festival celebration last Friday which was packed with lots of his schoolmates and teachers. There was a homemade lantern competition and I was impressed by the submissions. From recycled styrofoam lunch boxes to toilet rolls, many of the homemade lanterns were artistic and innovative. If only Clayton wasn't cranky, we would have stayed throughout the celebration and joined in the trail walk...
22 September, 2007
Last week, I mentioned that DH and myself paid RM50 for two Carl's Junior burgers - that was shocking! Actually I wouldn't mind eating gourmet burgers or expensive burgers once a while as long as they were worth it or tasty but the Carl's Junior ones at One U were disappointing. Imagine, a family of three would end up paying more than RM50 for 3 burgers and for that price, you can have a complete meal in a restaurant like TGIF or Italiannies.
21 September, 2007
Hey Mommies, I found a cool site that brings you the "hot, new, and undiscovered — from fashion and style to gadgets and travel" but that's not what I'm buzzing about - if you wanna read about Daily Candy, head over to my shopping blog. But Daily Candy has launched Daily Candy Kids Everywhere which brings you fun and fashionable news of all things related to kids. Get tips on parenting, product updates, fashion for kids, food ideas...etc.
Kids Everywhere (for busy and hip parents) is published on Thursday and there are local Kids editions are published on Monday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago; DailyCandy Travel is published on Wednesday; DailyCandy Deals (which features special sales and promotions) comes out on Tuesday.
These are the shots taken during my first baking class with Catherine Lau a week ago. There was two days ago on light fruit cake but I couldn't find the time to spend 4 hours in the class. Tomorrow is another interesting one on Japanese Cheesecake - yummy! Looks like I just have to wait till my last event is over or maybe I should really make time.
A lady in the class was 'laughing' at me snapping pictures of ingredients, cake and everything else - it sounded like an insult, as if I was "sua koo" - in my heart I was telling myself "what do you know, lady? I'm a blogger!" LOL.
Can you see all the 'auntie auntie' in the class? ya lor, these are the ones who have all the time in the world to attend baking class everyday, even though they already know everything about baking.
While checking out the shopping scene in Hawaii, I came across the works of Denise Tjarks who created this lovely Coco Aloha Purse in Honolulu.
I have been reading up my Fodors and Frommers Hawaii travel guide and can't wait for my tropical vacation. This tote is great to carry my sunscreen, my bottle of water, Clayton's clothing and snacks and my personal belongings. This one-of-a-kind purse is crafted out of colorful Hawaiian fabrics with vintage button closure. What's unique is that it is created out of vintage and second-hand aloha wear - Denise is a great support of eco-friendly and fairly traded products!
Actually I heard that there are cheap UK printer ink and branded compatible inkjet cartridges including Ink Rite, Jet Tec and Print-Rite available at Ink Cartridges Direct. Besides these cheaper alternatives you can find your regular Epson Ink Cartridges, Canon, HP, Samsung and other brands. Since the prices are cheaper, we would not need to chuck our old printers away :P
I was so excited that I went to buy Clayton his first lantern - this is a tradition practiced by the Chinese on the 8th lunar month every year. We got there a little late and there were already lots of students and teachers packed in the new vicinity. To my shock, my little Clayton refused to go inside. He seemed to encounter stranger anxiety and insisted that we should go home. Oh well, I tried so hard to convince him to stay for a while and he finally agreed but on the condition of being carried.
I was hoping that he would warm up and change his mind after seeing his teachers but he didn't. He just kept saying he wanted to go home. After half an hour, mommy's hands are far too tired so I decided to head home with DH. I guessed he was too tired... as expected he dozed off on the way back.
So much for being excited over the celebration - Sigh......
20 September, 2007
This is just one of the treats he'll get on that day...
Let's go shop for some bargains in the web! I know this will interest the guys - this is Your Electronic Warehouse where you can shop for discounted Bose® SoundDock® Digital Music System for iPod and iPhone, Bose® LIFESTYLE® 48 Series III, Monster® MPA 2250 SS 2 Channel Power Amp and much more. Not only do you get these high quality electronic products at fantastic prices, you get to earn reward dollars on your purchases.
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For those who don't know what to do with your iPod ear phones, why don't have a look at iPod Earphone/Headphone Trade In Program. Here, you can trade in your old iPod ear phones for $20 reward dollars to be used for your online purchases.
Oh yes, I've got some more mineral makeup samples arriving next week for product review. That is so exciting! My dressing table is filled with many little sample cases of mineral makeup now - mineral foundation, mineral blusher, mineral eyeshadow, bronzer, brushes...etc. It is fun picking and deciding which mineral foundation to put on the face when I'm going out... all thanks to Erth Minerals and Lumiere Cosmetics. I'll be getting some samples from Monave soon. So watch out for more product reviews ( real ones!)
I was checking out on Costa Rica, the place known for ecotourism since many travelers set foot on this country to explore the protected areas around the country. Apparently, this city draws millions of tourists each year, thanks to its unspoilt landscape and beauty where nature meets with the sea. But that's not it. This is a lively place where locals love to party and carnival celebrations are common
It seems like a favourite among the wild enthusiasts while some just prefer to park themselves by a luxury resort and relax over a peaceful vacation. For that reason, Casas en Costa Rica
is booming with more houses, apartments and condos being added each year. Whether you are planning on a relocation or just a family vacation, encuentra24.com has full listings of properties up for rent or sale. And the site is also available in Spanish language if that's what you prefer. This is ideal for Spanish-speaking individuals who will find it easy to navigate the site and learn more about the properties.
All details of the houses are clearly listed on the website and you can find out the monthly rental rates and property sizes and configuration, plus the contact person whom you can talk to should you be interested.
For me, 5 multiple niche blogs and I'll already spinning. It's not the same as what the internet marketers are teaching - setting up multiple niche blogs that are subscribed via feeds, which means no writing needed. Somehow, this doesn't quite work for me, I think.
There are 11 more days to the new month and I've reached my $2K target - now, I can relax a little, do some research on our Hawaii trip and sleep earlier :)
19 September, 2007
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But there are many people who can't afford $200 - $300 for a pair of luxury sunglasses. Besides, if your objective is about protecting your eyes, then you wouldn't care to pay so much for one. My hubby is one of them. Due to this rising trend and demand, selling wholesale sunglasses is lucrative since the cost is low, especially if you are selling them online or via a small cart store. So if you need a business idea, consider a wholesale sunglasses business. You may be just on your way to a profitable business!
18 September, 2007
The first thing I knew I wanted to do was start my small business while working from home. That gives me more flexibility and most importantly, save on high overheads of office rentals. At some point, I was working with a multimedia house on a project where I got to liase with a voice over talent. It was an eye opening sight for me, listening to how skillful a voice over talent can be during a recording. From a soft whisper and gentle tone, it can moved to a strong, affirming voice that is authoritative and commanding. Well, I didn't have a talent like this cos if I did, I would be making big bucks from this profession.
Of course, it will be nice to rake in hundreds of dollars every month but for that kind of returns, you are talking about few thousand unique visitors a day to your site - targeted ones, I mean.
If you have no idea what I'm rambling about here, check out my adsense post at my home office women blog.
I enjoy reading about travel stories in Asia from niche blogs and I find them more informative then some travel editorials in the web or in magazines. The blog of Asia Hotels has plenty of useful articles that will interest every traveler with highlights on accommodation news, best places to relax, Three Cheapest Cities for Shopaholics, luxurious airlines, best beaches...etc.
These are great tips and guide when you are planning on a vacation on your own, with friends or with your family. So, check out the blog and learn more about places in Asia, its attractions and its surrounds.
I know there are a few people who tagged me some time back. Now, please forgive cos I have spent some time searching for those tags but I just can't locate them - sorry, sorry. But I would like to appreciate you for the link love you so graciously extended to me... so to these wonderful blogger friends who remembered me - I didn't forget you, just been too busy lately...
1) Adam2) Mumsgather
Thanks for your tags, if I can find it, I'll do them one by one, k? For now, this is a quick note of link love...
Great questions, don't you think? My answer following up...
So book mark this for your next travel to London - you might as well learn and hear from others to avoid the pitfalls of a wrong itinerary.
17 September, 2007
Everyone is talking about BLOGRUSH. Have you jumped onto the bandwagon? If you haven’t, so check out this short video which gives a clear explanation of why bloggers are rushing to sign up with BlogRush. According to internet marketing expert, John Reese, who is also the founder of BlogRush, installing the BlogRush widget will bring tonnes of web traffic to your site.
I can tell you if it will work but it's free to join so no harm, right? Nothing to lose even if it doesn't deliver what it promises.
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16 September, 2007
This is Clayton's Sunday indulgence after Sunday School. He insisted that he must play in the nursery room after Sunday School and we kept our promise. He would jumped into the pool of colourful balls and scrambled inside for some good fun. I once thought about filling his old playpen with these colorful balls, thinking that it would occupy him but after careful consideration, I changed my mind. I might end up picking up all the balls in the house!
It is no wonder that there are so many fatalities on the road involving trucks as they tend to drive very fast on the roads especially in the night. I was just reading about how Truck Accident Lawyers California had helped lots of families in managing litigation in wrongful deaths and serious personal injury throughout the States. With the help of the appointed Truck Accident Lawyer, many families were able to build their case as the lawyer helps to achieve full compensation for the affected families. It is important to seek consultation from an experience personal injury attorney as this will ensure that the claiming process is a smooth and fair one.
I like to see Clayton sitting quietly in his chair reading or colouring a book. It warms my heart in an indescribable manner cos my little boy is half the time moving around. He just can't sit still. But on certain occasions, he would grab a book and sit down by himself and I will quietly adore that side of him... it just reminds me that there are two sides to each one of us and it starts when we are just a little child.
While colloidal silver still has a bad name in conventional medicine, it is, however, gaining ground in alternative medicine. For thousands of years, silver is known for its antibiotic properties. Today, it is used to treat wounds and prevent infections as well as used in water purification processes.
How colloidal silver works is truly amazing. When the silver particles, suspended in liquid, come into contact with bacteria, viruses, or fungi, they have the ability to destroy the enzyme that these microorganisms need for oxygen metabolism. In other words, colloidal silver can cause these microorganisms to suffocate and eventually die. All this without destroying any neighboring otherwise healthy living cells.
Guess I need to find out where to order my colloidal silver now.
15 September, 2007
Almost everyone of ua have heard the hit single 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferiin's simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry.
Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different, accept people for who or what they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments. If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along well with.
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Many of us give with the best of intentions, but never realize that the gifts we are about to give are truly nightmares - or worse - in disguise. No one ever means to make such a mistake, but these do occur due to carelessness or ignorance.
One of the worst gift ideas ever to give is the item that tries to give a subtle hint for what you consider a needed change in this person's life. We think this is a polite way of doing it, but all in all we cause more pain and trouble to the person. Some examples of these types of gifts are things like books for losing weight, an audio book on helping someone with their memory, or even a book on finding the right guy or girl. For the recipient, all they experience is you calling them fat, stupid, and unable to meet good people for relationships. The gift causes pain and depression - the opposite of the intention you had for it.
Another worst gift idea ever given is giving something that shows how little thought you put into your gift. Some examples of these gifts would be giving body jewelry to someone who doesn't even have an ear pierced or a box of chocolates for a diabetic. If you truly don't want to put your heart into giving gifts, then don't even bother - your friends will appreciate it.
The third worst gift ideas ever given is giving something that we owned. We all forget a holiday or special occasion and find ourselves desperate to come up with a gift. We know we don't have enough time to go out and purchase something, and making something is out of the question. So we look through what we own and give the special someone a gift we ourselves were given before, or even something we had bought for ourselves. The problem is the immense guilt you feel after the fact for doing so.
Some people have found that snacking on Goji Berries have helped to increase their physical strength and metabolism. I believe you need to take them on a regular basis to see positive results. If you are used to the taste of the fruit, Goji Berry Juice may also be helpful to do the job. While I have tried goji berries, I have yet to try the juice so can't tell you what it's like. But as a snack, the sweetish taste is acceptable and is definitely a healthier choice than those junk food on the supermarket shelves.
What is life, really, if you don't appreciate the beautiful things around you, which may come with a cost or not. Some of the beautiful things in life are truly free but you just need to open your eyes to them. If you can afford to take a vacation to see the Grand Canyons, that's beauty to you but even if you can't, the quiet lake in the park can mean beauty. No wonder they say, Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder"... how true is that....
Two days ago, Erth sent me another surprise package. It was a box full of mineral makeup and a couple of organic skincare for my review... I was delighted! I felt so touched by Vanessa's kind gesture for sending me these lovely Kabuki makeup brushes and makeup, she had done this to thank me for doing a review for her online store.
So ladies, if you haven't tried mineral makeup, you don't know what you are missing. Check out her site now.
13 September, 2007
Being a first timer, I was poking my nose with every step and making sure I didn't leave any details out. I could observe that the class was made up of mostly tai tais, those who had nothing to do but to busy themselves with baking and cooking for friends and relatives. I wasn't there for this reason, I just wanted to know how to bake good and moist butter cakes and chocolate coffee cheesecake.
I snapped alot of photos and will post more details along with them once I got them uploaded.
12 September, 2007
I'm left with one more night of Hawaii accommodation to book, after confirming our stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. When DH read from Frommer's travel guide that this hotel wass classified under 'Most expensive', he looked at me in shock. I had to assure him that we were within budget.
I'm so tempted to book our last night in Hawaii at Halekulani Resort. The reviews in Frommer's on this place was too excellent to resist. According to the review, it said that this place was worth every penny, if you could afford it. With most rooms facing the ocean, I thought that should be the way to remember our last night in Waikiki... but then hor, it came with a nightly rate of $500+ leh... ai yo!
What were you doing 10 years ago?
In Perth Western Australia, doing my postgraduate
Taught in a few design schools
Operated a restaurant
Opened a flower business in Singapore
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Struggling with an active 2 year old while working at home
Five snacks you enjoy
Five songs that you know all the lyrics to
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Power of your love
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire
Buy house in Australia
Put in fixed deposit
Five bad habits
Stay up too late
Five favourite toys
Five things you like doing
Shopping with a purpose
Trying out new foods
Having coffee by myself in a cafe
Five things you would never wear again
Short and tight skirts
Yellow Gold Necklace
Other times, he would say, "don't be scared, momma". It was amazing that kids learnt things so fast. That was when we began to realize that we had to be careful of our tongue, for good and bad all came from one place. Like what the Bible says, we use the tongue to bless, as well as curse. May our words be seasoned with salt and be filled with grace.
Even though traveling with a toddler does present certain challenges and differences, I still think its a great decision since we can travel and spend quality time together as a family.
11 September, 2007
One of the best reasons to start a Pilates program is that your own abilities control how fast you advance in the program. Your own strength and fitness will control how you do each exercise; you only do what you can. Unlike weight training, Pilates is not based on gaining a certain amount of muscle mass. The main goal of Pilates is the general improvement in health, with increased flexibility, increases muscle tone, and reduced stress. Pilates is more about mental than physical control.
Maybe I should start looking for a qualifed instructor for pilates.
10 September, 2007
I don't have that many local friends here and she's one of those I go lunches and shopping with. I'm glad she took time off to drop by, despite her busy and hectic schedule of packing and running around. Now that she's leaving, I will be missing her again.
Allow me to take you back to some enjoyable clips of my childhood. I used to like riding in trucks and lorries. In those days, passengers were allowed to sit behind open top trucks and lorries. Why did I like it? It felt great when the winds hit the face... it simply felt so nice. Besides, when the truck picked up its speed, it can be full of thrill.
But gone are the days when you can sit or stand behind a truck. The traffic police will issue you a big ticket for that if you are caught. Besides, trucks have taken a new style and look. Just take a look at the Isuzu crew cab or extended cab. With space for goods behind, it can still carry 5 passengers comfortably. It's like 2 in 1 vehicle - functional and convenient, yet serving its purpose for people who need the extra loading space for business. The new extended cab has redefined pickup driving for today's savvy drivers.
Looks like I have more research to do before investing in deciding what's best for my use and lifestyle.
As I was looking for my seashells, I had a thought. The ocean is a vast body of secrets that has a story underneath that no one really knows about. So, in essence, each sea shell tells a different, but small, portion of the ocean's story. It speaks of life that we each have a story to tell too. With millions of thoughts, experiences and everything within us, we are like a seashell in the ocean, with a story to tell.
These are simple activities. Nothing grand about them, you merely stretched out a bit. However, if there are difficulties in doing such simple motions, then you have to stretch your limits. You already need a stretching program.
09 September, 2007
Liposuction is not nearly as invasive as the tummy tuck procedure and the scarring is much more minimal than those from having a tummy tuck procedure completed. The recovery time from having liposuction done is sometimes only three to five days, with most people. All they have to do is make a few small incisions in your stomach, this is where they will place their surgical tubes that will be sucking out all of that unwanted fat that has been living in there for far too long, giving your stomach an unappealing appearance. With liposuction they will only be using local anesthetics during your procedure, which is another great benefit of choosing liposuction. There will be some left over skin after your liposuction is completed but that extra skin will literally shrink back to its normal appearance after the first couple of months or sooner.
Some people may not realize how major of a surgery tummy tuck really is. The recovery time for having a tummy tuck done is at least three or four months. The scars will be quite significant compared to those from liposuction. These scars will run from one of your hip bones all the way over to your other hip bone. They will fade quite a bit during that first year but it is normally still noticeable, if you do not wear the right bikini bottoms, that could cover up that area.
At the end of the day, no matter what surgery a woman chose - tummy tuck, liposuction or other kinds that concern the face like rhinoplasty, it is up to her and she has every right to make herself look good, so long she can afford the bill. Isn't it?
Oh... that is a cool meme - Green Thumb Sunday! I learned it from Adam after reading about his basil, lavender and tomatoes - I'm envious! I tried planting all of these in my life time and didn't succeed for too long. Once, I smuggled a little Lavender plant from Melbourne. It did grow for 3 months but died after the Malaysia heat scorched it :(
So now, all I grow is Aloe Vera and cactus - not much maintenance needed, that's why :P I had great success with a garden full of sunflowers few years ago and that was a fulfilled dream I cherished til this day. I won't say I have green fingers but I do love to be around these creations from heaven above.
What better thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon than a slice of these heavenly treats from Bakerzin. I don't care what you say but this must be the best french pastries in this region. Chief baker and owner, Daniel Tay (my old friend) gets all the credit for introducing fine French pastries to those who appreciate sweet quality cakes. All these years, Daniel believes in using only the best ingredients including fresh cream, which explains why his cakes are never too rich to savour. I'm craving for a slice now...
Some of these Singapore local snack foods bring warmth and memories and this is my childhood delight - Kueh Tu Tu. For years, I haven't had it until my last trip to Singapore when I spotted an old fashioned cart store in Food Republic in VivoCity. Tu Tu cake is usually filled with peanut filling or fragrant coconut and the good ones would taste soft and moist. If you haven't tried it before, don't forget to give it a go when you get a chance to visit Singapore.
Of late, I have heard of a procedure known as Beverly Hills liposuction available at Beverly Hill's famous plastic surgery center. The center is well known for its luxury settings and impeccable service offering procedures that include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, Botox treatments and more.
Losing weight is not an easy task and staying healthy is not either. Your life is in your hands, take it on the ride of its life!
08 September, 2007
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What she did was to booking her Disney World Tickets with orlandofuntickets.com which brought her much savings for the entire family. Being a savvy person in online shopping, I trust that she had done her research to ensure that these tickets are the lowest in the web. Besides, ordering the theme park tickets had saved her time and the hassle of queuing with the crowds. We all know how busy theme parks can be especially during school holidays and peak periods.
To travel lighter, find out about equipment that will be available on the ship. For instance, if the cruise line provides irons or hair dryers, you won't need to pack yours. I won't bother most ofthe time :P Also pack your own sample size shampoo, toothpaste, and other toiletries because these items will cost more in the gift shop though some luxury cruises will provide all amenities. You should have access to laundry facilities on your cruise holiday, so you don't have to take a huge amount of clothing. Be sure to pack a formal and or semi-formal outfit if you will be taking part in these sort of activities on your cruise holiday.
To be safe on a cruise holiday, don't take a lot of expensive equipment or jewelry with you. Make sure your passport, health insurance, and other papers are up to date.
07 September, 2007
So where do you start when planning a cruise holiday? First, ask yourself, what is your budget like?
When scheduling your cruise holiday, you should be aware that there are off and on season dates, and that you want to schedule your trip in the off season to get the best deal. What you may not know, however, is that cruise lines actually change prices a number of times throughout the year.
Ask and find out when their absolute lowest season prices are. In addition, keep your plans somewhat flexible so that you can change ships at the last minute. Sometimes a ship is not filled to capacity, so the cruise line will sell the last few tickets at a real bargain. It is always to their advantage to sail filled to capacity because people on holiday spend money on souvenirs, drinks, etc. Use this knowledge to get a really great deal. But if your dates are not flexible, don't wait too close to your travel dates to do your booking or you may not end up going for that cruise holiday at all :P
Is anything more luxurious than taking a cruise holiday? Traveling to exotic locations on a luxury ship, catching sunrays, and breathing the salty breezes can renew and replenish anyone, no matter how shopworn from the cares of work. However, a cruise holiday requires planning in order to be the best it can be. I'll be sharing in the next few posts of some tips to have a cruise experience you will remember. (since I'll be going on one myself soon :P)
That's not to say women don't like flowers because they do, but if that's all you've got then it will only go so far. You have to mix it up, change your style and use your imagination to create romantic moments. Surprise her with her favourite concert tickets , delight her with a poem, make her a nice coffee...etc
The key factor in creating romantic moments is to put the lady's likes ahead of your own. Simple huh?
The best thing was the internet connection was down yesterday so I couldn't do all these at all. When I called up the embassy, the guy told me that I must visit a cybercafe if I can't get them filled and printed online - huh??? Thank God the line came back and I got everything settled.
After queuing and entering the gate, we were told that the photographs needed to be 5cm x 5cm with a white background - huh? Why didn't they emphasize this on their site if they are so strict. This means DH has to go back again on Monday... in other words, after almost two hours, no application was lodged :(
Singaporeans do not require a VISA to enter the US - thank God, that helps to save USD$100 shopping money!
Which child doesn't like Disney? I grew up with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and so did you, right? Now, my three year old is enjoying Playhouse Disney so he's beginning to enjoy Mickey and friends. So I can imagine the excitement and joy on his face should we take him to Florida one day, it will be a super mega playground for him! No where in the world has 52 theme parks plus alot of 'fun-tertainment' like Orlando. The best way to fully take advantage of the good times is to take a look at the Vacation homes in Orlando, where you get more space, comforts of home and features for a real family vacation. What's great to know is that some of the rentals for these luxury vacation homes are cheaper than hotels and resorts in the region.
Are you afraid of the dentist? I am :P I don't like the sounds of the drilling and grinding of my teeth - yikes! But do you know that many of us have forgotten that we should visit the dentist regularly to keep that beautiful smile and maintain good dental health. You may think that brushing your teeth well is good enough but this is not necessary so. Having regular checks helps to ensure proper cleaning to prevent cavities and bad breath. So... will you mind the drilling and grinding for these good reasons?
Anybody in for pool weddings and parties? I always think they are romantic and cool. Hanging around the pool, chatting with friends, decorating the area with plants and flowers and lighting candles in the nights. That's a perfect setting for a celebration!
But what you can't leave out is a nice set of teak furniture for your invited guests and friends. For special occasions like these, teak patio furniture adds that extra touch of luxury to the pool area. And you don't even need to worry about rains, winds or the strong sun rays. For a long time, teak furniture has always been linked to luxury and those with a discerning taste for quality. What matters when purchasing teak patio furniture is to ensure that you are getting the finest quality from a reliable source. Careful research pays in making your money worth.
06 September, 2007
I don't know about you but the choice of accommodation is my priority when I plan for our family vacation. This is because a nice accommodation can ensure a comfortable and memorable vacation and similarly, an accommodation that is far from expectations can be detrimental to your vacation fun.
So when it comes to choosing a holiday accommodation, I'll look out for photos and detailed information on the property. One good example is Think Florida, which displays more than a dozen photos for each of the Villa in Orlando. It also helps to take care of travelers' needs by including other services like car rental and ticket booking. What is important is renting a villa or condo directly with the site is cheaper than some of those Orlando packages. Booking direct also means more flexibility and better service in getting your vacation needs met.
Don't know why but things are a little quiet for me this month at both Sponsored Reviews and Link worth. But after talking to few blogger friends, they seem to agree with this trend. Being a preferred partner at Linkworth, I definitely look forward to more linkposts and text link ads. In fact, I'm doing good at TEXT LINK ADS for my multiple niche blogs compared to Link Ads. Oh yes, I had a LinkSura and LinkMura last week and that was great! Though I had to get help from Ah Pek to install the LinkSura codes.. his explanation was so clear and easy - Linkworth should pay him for doing the support help :)
Let's hope for more Linkposts this month... more text link ads too for my multiple niche blogs, cos these are what we bloggers call - residual income :) How are you doing with your multiple niche blogs?
I'm aching from my acupuncture and cupping treatments yesterday. My back was aching and leading to some discomforts on my right forearm. I'm wondering if it's due to too much blogging and those late nights, I felt like my body was running out of battery! I must say that these traditional massage treatments are great to tackle blood circulation issues as well as aches and pains. To me, it's better than those relaxing massages though it is equally nice to be pampered with those nice smelling essential oils in the spa. The best thing would be to do both and enjoy both experiences and treatments. That is beneficial for your overall health and well being. So take time to enjoy a massage when you can.