31 March, 2008
27 March, 2008
Reverse osmosis water treatment system is generally utilized to reduce the number of solid particles that might form scale in the long run. The chemicals that cause scale formation like nitrate, sodium, and sulfate are thus removed from the water. The presence of carbon filter in reverse osmosis water treatment system can help diminish the presence of insoluble organic compounds like pesticides, chloroform and other unnecessary organic compounds.
26 March, 2008
A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that participating in the arts nurtures the development of social, personal and cognitive skills. Programs based on Arts can improve academic achievement and decrease the tendency towards delinquency. It helps youth form positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem.
With the advancement and help of technology, many Universities offer online online degree and bachelor degree studies such as Capella University, which is also a fully online university. With so many courses and programs available in the education world, it is not easy to make a decision. For that reason, at Capella, you can attend a free one-week seminar before deciding what is suitable for you. But whatever you decide to do, commitment and dedication are the ingredients to succeed in all areas of life including education.
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25 March, 2008
When you are feeling this way, it's best to look at what you have - a roof over your head, 3 meals on the table, a supportive family, good friends, hands and legs so that you can earn a living, a face with complete features so that you can see, hear, speak or breathe. Learning to be grateful can start from these little things and you will soon stop thinking negatively.
Anyways, it's better to be good with one child than to be a bad parent with both. I rather have a happy child and be a happy mom than to have two unhappy children and be a grouchy mom.
Whenever I'm stuck with what to buy for someone on birthdays, condolences, anniversaries and celebrations, the old fashioned way of sending a flower arrangement still work best. It's hard to explain how flowers can warm hearts and bring smiles even to a hard pressed and stern person but it is still an effective way to touch hearts today. It may be just a plain bouquet of roses or a grand bouquet of mixed blooms, online ordering has made it easy and convenient for people to send their appreciation and love. Beyond Blossoms even offer reward points with every purchase and order from their online shop.
It's also important for a parent to realize that children thrive on praise. Parents in such a situation may always jump to discipline but fail to praise their child for their good deeds, behaviors and traits. Children instinctively want to please their parents and make them proud. By encouraging positive behavior, the parent will most likely discourage the behavior that has driven them in the past to punish too harshly.
In order to encourage positive behavior deserving of praise, parents might want to consider giving their child a task they know they're able to accomplish, and praise their efforts along the way. Parents need to also consistently praise their children for the positive traits they possess. Their child might be good at math in school, helpful to their little brother or sister, or is good at drawing pictures. Praise these good traits and the child is likely to respond by acting appropriately and behaving positively in order to gain more praise.
Please spare few minutes to watch this video and I promise you that you will STOP feeling sorry for yourself when things don't turn out your way.
24 March, 2008
Few weeks ago, someone actually became creative and proposed to his girlfriend by placing a huge billboard ad on a highway. This piece of romantic news got to the front page of the local newspapers and thus, created lots of admiration and attention amongst the women. While some thought this was overly romantic and hoped secretly that their other halves would do the same, some women actually found it stupid. They felt that the money spent should be used to buy a good proposal present than to splurge it on a billboard.
Anyways, I guess the phrase 'to each his own' applies in all things in life. Even when it comes to a wedding theme, every couple has different ideas and plans. But what's nice about the internet is that you can anything you need for that perfect wedding you have in mind. You can shop for wedding favours or other wedding items at Shopforweddings.com with no worries of theme or style. Wedding cameras, bridesmaid gifts, candles, guest books, totes and bags, jewelry and apparel - the online store has more than you would ever need to prepare for that big day.
I hope that you will take a few minutes to watch this video cos it will move the heart of every hard pressed man. After watching it, you will think twice the next time you wanna hit your child out of anger... let's do our part to stop child abuse.
23 March, 2008
21 March, 2008
For those who us who observe Good Friday today, may we remember the victory on the wooden cross.
18 March, 2008
Anyways, I saw these lovely Camper kids in the new Spring Collection - so cute, so cool, so fun... so irresistible! Why can't they make them in adult sizes too?
17 March, 2008
DH is expecting me to be like him - spend half hour on our fitness equipment but somehow, I just don't have that similar motivation. With so many fitness centres springing up, it's also hard to decide which one to sign up for but the practical me says pick the one closest to where I live though it may not be the most popular or the best. Looks like it's time to do some gym scouting once our seminar is over.
16 March, 2008
Yesterday evening, we were all dressed up ready for a fun time at the park and the stream. But as soon as we got into the car, droplets of rain started falling on the windscreen. I could tell that my little boy was disappointed and he was still insisting that we should go to the 'river'.
Today, I was praying that the weather would continue to stay nice throughout the day so that my little boy's wish to be out in the park and the playground would be fulfilled. And my prayer was answered. Finally, I can say that Clayton has overcome his fear of walking on sand! It may sound funny but he's anal about sand getting into his feet and the trip to Hawaii didn't ease those fears. But today, he trod and waddled in the stream by himself, told us he wanted to catch some fishes - that was cute. It brought me much joy to see the smile in his eyes - I never knew parenting can bring such unexplained joys and comforts... we had a great evening at the park and playground... and the stream.
14 March, 2008
Some of us have skin care problems that we want to address - acne, crow's feet, uneven skin tone and sagging skin. For a long time, I have been searching for answers to my brown spots and freckles. With so many whitening products on the cosmetic counters these days, it is hard to decide if they are ever gonna work for me. So if you have skin care issues like me, why not bookmark SkinHealthToday.com and increase your knowledge in skin care matters, resources, tips and tricks.
13 March, 2008
Sometimes, when life takes the toll, we need to be reminded to "Live, Love, Listen, Trust, Read, Laugh, Inspire, Speak, Faith, Dance, Sing."
These little pendant necklaces are great to slow us down so that we do not forget to enjoy and appreciate life. The two sided pendants are designed by Dutch artist, Kiona van Rhee-Wilson and each of them has vintage wallpaper inside, a different image on each side for reversibility- with the 'reminder' on one side. They are sold assorted and they are one-of-a-kind in the sense that no two pendants will have the same two images in them.
Do you need these simple reminders too? If you do, find them at luckyaccessories.com
He had listed three web hosts who are known for their credibility and good reputation - Host Monster, Hostgator and Yahoo Host. Hostgator happens to be the web hosting company for most of my sites too though I've never heard of Host Monster and Yahoo Host. But according to Kaushal, Yahoo belongs to a 'class of its own' while he chose Host Monster for its knowledgeable technical support and excellent service.
If you like to share your experience of a web hosting company or have any suggestions on the best web host, drop a note for Kaushal.
12 March, 2008
For those of us who are more practical, a Delsey, Samsonite or even Swiss Army luggage is good enough to take us to the ends of the earth (I'm exaggerating!) but as long as it is one that is made of good quality material, I don't think it's necessary to splurge thousands of dollars on a travel luggage. Don't you agree?
11 March, 2008
If the beach sounds like the perfect summer vacation destination, you have a number of options. For those who live in the States, popular beaches, that are designed for those on a budget in the United States may include, but are not limited to, Virginia Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Long Beach. You can plan a beach vacation in the Caribbean or overseas; however, the cost of travel will likely increase the cost of your vacation.
09 March, 2008
06 March, 2008
Whether you are celebrating your first year of marriage or the 25th year, an intimate celebration definitely keeps the sparks flying. As a doting husband, you can whisk your wife away to some romantic getaway or surprise her with that expensive jewelry she had been eyeing for months.
If you need some spark of inspiration, you can run through unique wedding anniversary ideas online that can give you a headstart. Among the popular wedding anniversary gifts nowadays are electronic gadgets, jewelries, weekend trips and adventure tours. However, an intimate dinner for two at your favorite restaurant is always a welcome and safe alternative. If you are in a rather tight budget, a candle light dinner at home with some soft music are also guaranteed to do the trick. But if you are need to shop for affordable and nice gemstone jewelry online, there are bracelets, rings, necklaces and even cubic zirconia jewelry at Gems N Gold. Whatever you plan to buy, always remember that it's always the thought that really counts so don't always think that only the expensive gifts will impress.
05 March, 2008
I really like this pair of Camper Twins... check out the complementary colours. Just in case you think they made a mistake in the colours - that's what the Twins is meant to be - not identical yet complementary. But then, I won't be buying another pair of shoes til I don't know when - that's a personal promise made for the next few months. It's still nice to check out the latest spring/summer collection at Camper... I need to rebuke this lust!
Every weekend in the mall, I will be stopped by credit card companies promoting a new credit card or new feature for credit card members. With so many credit cards springing up at every corner, it does get confusing and sometimes, I wonder what is the difference between these cards.
Then, we have online credit card application that is made easy via the internet. You can now apply all kinds of credit cards at the convenience of your home, from charity and sports club credit cards to environmentally friendly PVC free cards! Though multiple credit cards can come in handy on certain occasions, it is wise to monitor your spendings on these cards. I appreciate articles that teach people how to use credit wisely to avoid debt traps and ending up in financial woes. If possible, you should also make an effort to compare credit cards before deciding on what is best and right for you.
03 March, 2008
On another day, also around the same time ie 12..30 pm, her brother was behind another car that stopped in front of the KBU College traffic light near B 8, and saw about 30 Mat Rempits surrounding the car in front of him and dragging the motorist out and beating him up because he put up a struggle. The mat rempits then sped off after getting what they wanted. The man had a gash at the back of his head.
02 March, 2008
What is the real thing that matters in your life?
01 March, 2008
Weekends is the time where I prefer to take things a little lighter, do some grocery shopping, stock up some household stuff and take Clayton for a little recreation. Oh, and I need to stock up some disposable gloves and medical aids for our home first aid. These days, I tend to slow down my blogging on the weekends - I'm working towards a more balanced life, compared to last year where I chase the green bills online.
Here's wishing everyone more quality time with their loved ones this weekend.
Clayton sharing a Chinese book with his cousin
I can't help but feel comforted that I have a boy who loves his books - English or Chinese. In fact, he is indulging in his Chinese library collection and it makes momma very happy. Though he still can't get his tone right on many characters, it's nice to hear him read out loud. I'm not a traditionalist but I do believe that Mandarin is a wonderful language to learn at this age and time. Hopefully, he'll start to speak more than 'Ke Yi' (Can) , 'Bu Yao' (Don't want) and 'Hao' (Good)!