Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year 2008!!

Happy new year everybody, best wishes to all of you.

For year 2008, I’ll still continue to post as much as possible for this blog but it will serve as my 2nd priority blog. I’ll try to maintain 1 post per day for this blog. I’ll try to put up anything that I find interesting and make this blog a fun place to visit. This blog will be a place for me to shot anything I want other then money making stuff. All the money making related topic will go to my new blog.

Happy New Year and happy holiday. Thanks for the support and continue reading.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Getting into Bad credit and apply for loans

When do you get your first credit card? I got my first credit card right after I got into college. I was about 24 years old, still studying and only had a part time job. How did I get approved and get a credit card? That’s because my parents put 1 year of my college fees into my bank account and I sign up a credit card application just to get the free t-shirt. That’s how I get myself into spending the future money. Getting a credit card at that time is cool around friends. We even compare how many credit cards we can apply and how much limit we can get. By the end of the year each of us had about 3 credit cards with total limit of USD$8000. Yes, that’s right. End of the year means party and shopping time. I still remember that I bought myself a complete home theater sound system with a 29” TV. That’s how I get myself into working extra hours in my part time job just to pay the credit cards. It took me about a year to clear my credit cards bill.

That is why I know that if you’re not careful then you might get listed into bad credit records. I was lucky because I’m still able to pay it back little by little. Once you’re in the list it will be difficult to apply for credit cards and loans. It might be difficult but there are still some banks that will approve your application. Applying for bad credit loans is easy but you need to do more work on comparing the terms and conditions. You need to be extra careful this time because you don’t want to jump out from the hot pan into the fire. The least you need to confirm that you’re able to pay back the loan.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Comments to get Links and Traffic

One of the methods of getting your blog rank high and more traffic is to work on comment. I think most of you have already started to do that. This method works better if the blogs that you comment does not have the nofollow tags. If you can find lots of blogs that have nofollow tags to comment with then you’ll get lots of links. So here’s a link to a post that has a long list of blogs with nofollow tags.

List of DoFollow Blogs

P/S: Please don’t just spam the blogs with meaningless comments. Read their post and give some good comments.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Another Special Kind of Coffee

Not long ago I post about coffee made from the droppings of the civet cat. Now I got coffee made from half-chewed seeds by the monkeys. This time we happened to have a sweeter coffee with a vanilla-like scent. It seems the saliva of the monkeys can make it taste better. Get a taste of it when you travel to Taiwan.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Check out the first Meta social search engine -

Here’s another search engine for you to try out. Honestly, the most that I used so far is Google but then I not that satisfied with the search results. Most of the time I need to filter out some search engine optimization sites and other spam in order to get to the information that I want. If you’re not so familiar on search engine then you might spend much time in digging the information you want. My first impression for using is that it has the flexibility for me to use other search engines, social media and other information directories to search for what I want. If you use the original search engine you find that the search result is clean. Meaning not too complicated and sponsored links. The most that I can see is just a few Google ads on the right side of the search results. also has various toolbars that you can download and try it out. It’s a way to rate websites, blogs and people. It’s a patent pending technology call Color Value Rating.

Celebrating New Year right after Christmas

I’m still at holiday mood as going to celebrate New Year right after Christmas. Even so, I still can’t help myself of writing something on my blog. It’s like a routine work that I need to do in order to feel right. Guess I might be addicted to blogging after all. Why am I saying this? That’s because I can’t stop thinking what to write for my blog even if I’m out having coffee with my friends. I took a few pictures of the drinks and the cafe that we went so that I can blog about it.

I guess when you’re having fun blogging then you won’t get bored or tired doing it. That goes the same as your daily work. If you have a passion on your job, you can go on and on without stopping. People might use the word workaholic but to you it’s enjoyable.


P/S: Me and my friend is having fresh oranges and mix fruit smoothies at one of the café beside the beautiful beaches.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Get an Ipod touch from The Big Bald Blog if you’re Lucky

The big Bald blog is having a contest giving out an 8 gig ipod touch, 500 entrecard credits, a blog review from Mike over at Bloggin-Ads and some cool Big Pappa Worldwide gear. Only 1 lucky winner will get all the above. Lots of people are interested in this contest judging from 15000 unique visitors per month. Well, just try your luck. The contest will end on 4th January 2008 at 4pm Central Standard Time. Winner will be announced on Monday January 7th.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Catching Butterflies right before Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody, its holiday time and we should do something special instead of just staying home blogging. That’s what I though and so I decided to take a trip to enjoy the green environment in my country. I called up few of my friends and we decided to check out Penang Butterfly Farm. I visited the farm about 16 years ago but not much that I can remember about the place. Penang Butterfly Farm is said to be the world 1st tropical live butterfly sanctuary and has been around since the 80’s. Given that the farm has been around for so long, you can imagine how many collections the farm has. Here’s what you can find in the farm – butterfly eggs & caterpillar, butterfly pupae, white squirrel, wild meadow, giant scorpion, giant millipede, water snake, soft-shell turtle, orchid, iguana & 6 footed tortoise, stick insect, leaf insect, nepenthes, lizard, tropical fish, water Lilly, oriental water dragon, mandarin duck, horse-shoe crab, insect museum, insectariums and many more.

The best time to visit the farm is in the morning at about 9am that is when the farm opens up. You’ll able to witness butterflies emerge into the new world from hundreds of pupae. That is not something that you can see easily out side the farm. Besides you’ll be able to catch the 10am show where you have the chance to be up close with creatures like oriental water dragon, moth, grasshopper and many more.

The best part of being in the farm is that butterflies will never afraid to rest on your body. When I enter the farm, immediately I got 3 butterflies rest on my shoulder, my head and on my palm. That’s really a special experience but you need to be calm and not afraid of bugs. You have to be careful when moving around as there are so many butterflies around and you might accidentally step on it or hit it.

The Penang Butterfly Farm is definitely a place worth visiting as there are lots of insects to see and very educated. Kids love the place and they are really having fun in the farm. Do visit the place when you have the chance. I happened to get some postcards from the farm and I like to send it out to my readers. I got 5 postcards to give to 5 lucky readers. Here’s how you can win yourself one of the cards.

  1. Subscribe to my RSS feeds
  2. Post about this Butterfly Farm postcard giveaway contest.
  3. Leave a comment under this post with the link to your post.

I’ll randomly choose 5 lucky winners, and then contact you for the address to send the post cards. I think the post cards can reach any place in the world unless it gets lost on the way. That I can’t guarantee but you can be sure that I’ll send out those post cards. This contest will end at 8th Jan 2008.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Win an Iphone form IMakeMoneyOnFacebook is having a contest giving out an Iphone for the lucky winner. Iphone as the prize is attractive enough to get me enter the contest, but then I’m worried about one thing. If the winner of this prize is from the other side of the world, can he/she still able to get the prize? Mmmmm…oh well, I got nothing to lose but a post and a link to the blog contest. Just like what my old man said “Go ahead and try your luck”.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

How do you get people to link to you?

I’ve been thinking for this ever since I start blogging. In fact I think the best and simple way to get people link to you is just ask. All you need to do is just ask this question “Can you link to my blog?” You’ll get 3 types answer from this question. If you get a “yes” answer then you may reply, “Thanks, I’ll link back to you.” If you get a “no” answer then just say, “Thanks, sorry for the trouble.” If you do not get any replied then you might want to try sending the picture below…

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Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Get you Ads across your videos online

Blogs, online Web logs or journals, have become wildly popular -- so much so that Business Week printed an article, earlier this year, to shed some light on just how many blogs there are and how often people participate in this form of communication. They reported that there are over 70 million blogs worldwide, with over 15 million of them being considered active, that is, updated regularly.

Research shows that about 1.5 million new blog posts are created every day. Most bloggers set out to make money from their blogs, yet the majority of them don’t know the most lucrative routes to take in order to make that actually happen.

“There are people out there making a living off of blogging, and there are some making just a little bit each month,” explains Leo Grzhonko, president of “The difference between making nothing and getting paid each month to share your thoughts on a blog comes down to taking advantage of proper revenue channels.”

There are many routes people can take in an effort to raise money from their blog. But if people aren’t keeping up on the latest methods, they may not be getting what they could in return. Many bloggers have taken advantage of the viewer’s love of watching online videos, coupled with their experience of not wanting to be interrupted by advertisements. This route is one that many find in the AdoTube Interactive In-Stream Media Player Technology. They have made it as easy as showing online videos with an intriguing “roll-over mouse” message. When the mouse rolls over the area, an interactive ad -- demographically targeted for the viewer -- appears.

“Our opt-in advertising technology was created for those seeking a simple and effective way to make money online,” adds Grzhonko. “We refer to it as the in-stream interactive online video monetizing solution. With this, anyone can take their blog or Web site and turn it into a profitable venture.” has a very interesting advertising method that has to do with videos online. Its call Interactive In-Stream Media Player Technology that allows showing online videos with a “roll-over mouse” message. What does that mean? Take for an example that you’re viewing an online video, and you moved your mouse over the screen of the video. This will trigger an ad to show up on your video. The ads will not cover the whole video screen and only appear for a few seconds. There are few methods of advertising can be used and you may check out the online video examples at My favorite ads method is an animated cute character holding up a advertisement board and the character is just an inch tall. The character will just walk from bottom right of the screen until the other end after holding up the ads board for a few seconds. If you own lots of home made videos and would like to earn some money with it then you can consider trying it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Best of the Best Influential and Money Making Blogs

I happened to stumble on 2 sites listing top influential blogs and top money making blogs. I’m not sure how accurate it is but I think there are lots of blogs that we are familiar of. Having to check out these sites we might find something that we like. No harm checking out these blogs as it’s a good learning place. At least that’s how I think of it.

The first post is from NxE with fifty most influential bloggers.

The second post is from 45n5 with top 100 blogs.

Take a tour and see how many blogs you already knew and check out those that you don’t know.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Gift for your loves one

I have been shopping ever since the beginning of this December but still haven’t completed my Christmas chopping list. Especially for the Christmas gift, it’s more difficult to find a proper one that will make others happy when receiving it. Check out this personalized baby girl gifts that I found. That’s one special method of printing your loves one on the pillow instead of just photos on the rack. I think it is a good idea to send a photo pillow to your loves one for this Christmas present. Especially your loves one that studied or worked far away from you and unable to return how for Christmas. Get a photo of yours that looks nice, print it on the pillow and send it to your loves. Remember to include a sentence saying “This pillow will bring my best wishes to you in this Christmas holiday and comfort you in your sleep. You’ll feel the warm within even if it’s snowing. Merry Christmas.”

What can a blogger do on the road?

We can’t be always in front of the PC. We still need to make our life better by doing lots of stuff, get involved with other activities. Sitting at home blogging all day everyday might cut short years of our life. Once in a while we should just go out relax and have a nice vacation. It’s strange to say it this way but I think sometimes we just miss the sun, the moon, the wind, the sea and most important of all the people. When we are out far away from our PC, that doesn’t mean that we can’t prepare the material to blog.

Information, ideas and materials are all around us. Even when you’re having conversation with your friends or other people, you’ll think of something. This little bit of something might become a very good topic if you brainstorming it later. The problem is we never capture it. We just let it slip through our mind. That is why I recommended bloggers carry along a small notebook and a pen along for easy writing. Whenever an idea appears in you mind, just write it down before you forget. This is very helpful in collecting ideas and topics for you to write later on. It’s just like what a proffesional writer practice all the time. They go around places to collect information and to prepare the materials to write for their books. Even in Japan the Manga artist will sometimes go out in search for info and ideas.

Another method is to carry a digital camera along when you’re out. If that’s too troublesome then you might consider get yourself a camera phone. Just take any pictures that you feel funny, interesting or beautiful. The next thing is to write about the pictures you take. That won’t be too hard I presume. You can just share your feelings or what you’re doing when taking this picture. You can even write something personal and this can let your readers know you better.

When you’re back home, then these things can help you produce fresh topics for your blog. This can make your blog more interesting to read.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Get tons of free stuff from my blog contest

The free stuff is not from me actually, it’s from a blog call MyBlogContest. The blog did has a lot of contest posted and sure is a good place to find something that you like. As for the free stuff, the blog has a list of sites that offering free coupons, free trials, free sign up, free gift cards, free downloads and even free domains. Lots of stuff can be found. The best part that I like about the site is that you can post your blog contest for free. There is a page for you to write about the details of your contest with 3 anchor text links.

This is actually a very good method. In stead of searching for blogs that are having contest and post about them, the site just prepare a page for bloggers to submit and post their contest for free. Really is a brilliant idea. The only thing left to do is just promote the site as much as possible to get more bloggers submit their contest. At this moment, it is free to submit your contest.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ready for your exam?

I think most of us gone through exams before. If you ever go to school then that is the one thing that you can not escape. Honestly speaking, I hate exams but then I have no choice but to face it. I like to study and learned but not exams. I never did well in exams until I went to college. That’s when I found out that study to learn or study to pass the exams is totally 2 different things. Study to learn and to know better is easy and very enjoyable. Study for the exams is a totally different matter. You have to memorized everything, understand the question, answered correctly and calm during the exams.

Well, thanks to some of my friends that I met in college, they introduce some techniques for me to get through my exams. I finally get to graduate from college thanks to them. I thought I never have to gone through any exams again but I was wrong. Exams still exist when you come out and work. There are appraisal exam for real estate, property inspection, insurance, mortgage lending, securities and many more. If your occupation is related to those fields, then you’ll need to take those appraisal exams. Check out exam-prep for some of the products that might help you do well in these exams. In fact these products might cut short your exams preparation time and still scores.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Win $1800 in Prizes attending the Secret Classroom

Thor Schrock of Secret Classroom is having a contest with prizes up to $1800 in total.

First prize is $1000 USD CASH via PayPal

Second prize is a copy of Joel Comm’s Secret Classroom DVD set worth $497

Third prize is a 22” wide screen Acer LCD computer display worth $300

Sound attractive enough, check out the blog contest. The dead line will be on 31st December 2007 at 8:00 PM CST. You still have plenty of time to make the entry. I've just made my entry.

This is actually a very good example of how you should prepare for your won contest. It does fully make use of the situation to get as much link, subscribe and social network from one participant. It is indeed a great job.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Looking for last minutes deals for hotel?

Well, Christmas is near. Flight tickets, hotels, buses, should be full by now. It’s going to be difficult if you decided to have a last minute vacation. You can check out cheaperthanhotels to see if there are still any vacancies for the places you want to go. Of cause the destination is limited. Planning on a vacation to a destination that out of your mind might seems crazy or waste of money. That might not entirely true if your main purpose is to just find a place where you can relax and makes you forget about work. Having to go to places that you never think of might be a good adventure. Most of us plan our vacation way ahead and already know where and what we will bump into. That might seem a bit the same as planning the work schedule where you have to plan and get things done. So, if you go on a vacation and still schedule and plan then you might be going through the same thing. Once in a while you should just take your bags and go. It should be fun.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

People buy because…

I know that women like to go shopping. To be honest, when it comes to spending money sometimes men can be better. I mean spending lots of money on things like cars, bots, houses and other big toys. It’s debatable when comes to men spend more or women spend more. So, why do we buy? Here are some of the things that come through my mind about it.

Buy because like it or love it.

Buy to keep it, add up to the collection.

Buy for fun, just feels like buying something.

Buy because needing it, for usage.

Buy because it’s a limited edition, just have to get myself one because it’s limited and special.

Buy because I support the designer, the company.

Buy because my favorite singer/actor/actress has it and I want it too.

Buy because I’m able to afford it, later I get to show off to others.

Buy because he/she told me to, my girl/boy friend instructed.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Need more cash for the year end holidays?

Christmas is almost near. Do you need more cash to help you get through it? If so then you can check out this nationwide Payday Loan service. The process is simple and you can do it just by a few clicks and you’ll have the cash right before Christmas. The service works nationwide and you get the money directly deposited into your bank account. If you have a steady source of income and a valid checking or savings account then you should be able to qualify for the loans. Online cash service is the one that you’re looking for if you need fast cash. You can get $100 to $1500 with no credit checks and it can be done in just a few minutes. There’s no paper work. Everything is done online. One thing that you need to keep in mind, just make sure that you’re able to return the entire amount that you cash out.

When do you have your coffee?

Did you ever count how many cups of coffee you take each day? When do you have it and where do you have it? Lately I’ve been thinking of this question and it’s really surprise me. Here are my findings of my coffee drinking habit.

Early morning when I’m having my breakfast, I have my first cup of coffee. When I take a break from my work I have my favorite coffee. If I go out to meet customers or my friends in a coffee house I ordered a cup of coffee. When I’m rushing for my paper work at night I get myself a cup of coffee. When ever I feel sleepy during my work I have my coffee. When I visit my friends’ house, I was served with coffee. When I go for a seminar in a hotel I can choose coffee or tea. When I’m having a meeting within company, I’ll get coffee. Hell when I’m studying for my exam or test, I’ll have tons of coffee.

Honestly speaking, its coffee everywhere. Few things always relate to coffee, they are work, sleep, exam and conversation. I’m actually having more coffee then I know. How about you?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Contest by Bloggin-Ads

Bloggin-Ads is having a contest from 30th Nov until 11th Dec. It may seem a bit late because it’s only few days left but then it’s worth a try. The prizes for the contest are 6 125x125 ad spots on Bloggin-Ads and 10 featured blog links. That a total of 16 lucky winners. All you need to do is subscribe through RSS email of the site or write a post about the contest on your blog. It’s pretty much simple but of cause you need to check out the rules before doing it.

Bloggin-Ads was created by Mike mainly for blog reviews. The task might be simple but to do a good job still need some effort and time.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Care to get yourself insurance?

When we talk about taking care of ourselves and our loves one we normally relate to insurance. There are lots of different types of insurance out there, for example life insurance, car insurance, medical insurance, home insurance and many more. As far as I know this is what I understand about insurance. When I get myself a car, I need to get car insurance if not it’s illegal. Did you ever compare car insurance to get the best deal? Well, I just took what ever that is offered. When I apply my student VISA to study aboard in US or UK, I need to get medical insurance. When I get myself a job, I need to get a life insurance to protect my families in case something happen to me. In most cases, I purchase insurance because I had to not because I know it is necessary. It took me about 26 years to realize that it is necessary to get insured. That’s after I graduated and started to work in the society. When do you realize the important of insurance?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Are you taking care of your loves one? How?

Many of us talks about taking care of the people that we loves, but how many of us are seriously looking into this. First we must be able to take care of ourselves then only qualified to take care of others. Talking about qualified meaning well prepare and ready for the things or incident that might occur. There for obtaining information regarding health and diseases are important.

There are lots of sites that provide such information and bettercaring is one of them. Health matters regarding arthritis, bed sores, blindness, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and strokes can be found here. There is also a forum section where you can discuss and share your experience to obtain more information. Either it is for yourself or the old folks, planning for the right kind of care are crucial for your welfare and your peace of mind. Bettercaring provides guide and help in this matter. They have a range of choices available and care options in three categories: care home, residential care and finance. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Send a Talking Photo to Your Love this Christmas

Sending Christmas cards is a normal thing to do for this holiday season. How about sending a talking photo? Now that’s something new and special. Here’s a chance for you to get a free copy of PQ Talking Photo. All you need to do is just blog about it before Christmas. It’s that simple. You can create your talking photo for your blog, photo album, myspace, Ipod, facebook, PSP, Iphone, Zune and mobile phone. Here’s a sample of it.

blogmyspacedvd to ipod video convertertalkingphoto, dvd to psp convertertalkingphoto, dvd to zunetalking photo album

P/S : Hey it's Christmas and it suppose to be fun, so have fun.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Are you using the right windows?

Windows Vista has been out for few months and I’m still not sure or shall I say safe enough to use it. I dislike being the person to try it and stumble on the problems that Microsoft suppose to fix it but yet waiting for the customers to experiment it, alarming them and fix it. I still got the feeling of becoming a “white mouse” if I choose to switch to Windows Vista. In fact I do have a feeling that later on I have no choice but to use it. Few years ago we make the choice to use Windows. Now it feels like “we don’t have a choice”.

I get myself a Window because I need the sunlight and fresh air not because it looks nice. I just want a practical Window that is cheap and user friendly.

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Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

Looking for Hotels for Your Year End Holiday Seasons Vacation?

Plan for a trip for this coming holidays? If you’re looking for Hotel, flights, car rental and vacation packages, then take a look at Hotel Reservations. Lots of choices from hotels, motels, resorts, vacation rentals base on your selection. All you need to do is just follow the 1-2-3 step by step selection on the site and you will be presented with a list of hotels or vacation packages. You can even check for the room availability according to your schedule. Not bad for checking out the info of hotels and availability around the world. The best part of this site is that they are offering rebates up to $100 if you make hotel reservation with them. Check out the site for details. Happy holidays.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Free Webpage for Stumblers and Bloggers form Anything Wiki

Get yourself a Christmas present from Anything Wiki. This is the time that a lot of sites trying to give out presents to attract more traffic. That’s including Anything Wiki. For December, the first 3 weeks will still be normal. The crucial time is the 4th week, which is during Christmas time. Most of us will be spending time with our families and not with our computers during that time and you’ll see a drastic drop of traffic during that time. Even so, a lot of sites will still trying to come out some ideas to pull as much traffic as possible.

Well, Anything Wiki works just like million dollar Wiki. The site offers offer keyword lifetime webpage plus other additions, such as keyword-based blogs and forums that may help increase traffic and ranking. One page cost $99. Now that they are offering free, why not that this opportunity to get it. All you need to do is just make a post about the site.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Having Tea instead of Coffee

I’m always been a coffee lover and I don’t hate tea. I choose coffee over tea because of the flavor. Last week I stumble upon a coffee and tea house and decided to try out their tea instead of coffee. It’s a coffee and tea house name Winter Warmers located in a shopping complex. The thought of wanted to have a cup of tea here was because of the decoration. That’s the first thing that you see before you check out the drinks. The walls are decorated with silky curtains and all tables are covered with flowery table cloth. Lot’s of nice delicate tea cups are place behind the wall where they prepared and served the drinks. It sure is a nice place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

At for the tea, it’s not cheap but it’s the same price as if you’re having a coffee at Starbuck. The tea that you ordered comes with a transparent teapot and a small cup of honey. It is said that the honey can bring out the flavor of the tea. Well, I try it out and it seems to be it. The tea does taste much better with honey. There are lots of flavor for you to choose. The funny thing is the waitress introduces the tea to us by striving out how different type of tea will help improving out health. That’s just sound like having medicine. The nice flavor and taste is enough for me to try it, better leave the health part a side.

Having few hours of conversation with your friends in such comfortable and relaxing tea house is really enjoyable. If you enjoy hanging out at Starbuck or Coffee Bean then you might also like it here. Do try it out.

Here’s a link to Winter Warmers Coffee & Tea House at Gurney Drive.