Saturday, September 29, 2007

I want a terabyte!

ZOMG! A terabyte! Holy bytes! (As Robin would say.) I soooooooo want that terabyte. I'm getting shivers just thinking about all that mega-space. In case you didn't know yet, 1 terabyte - 1,024 gigabytes. That's like having 10 HDD in one cool package! That, my friend, is the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive. I can see eyes beginning to light up and hands start to reach for that pretty box... Wait! Don't touch that wallet yet. is giving one, yes ONE, terabyte away for free. How cool is that? I wanna, I wanna, I wanna... All you have to do is write about why you want a terabyte, link it back to this post here, and wait and see if your post is picked as the lucky one.

Now, I want a terabyte because:

~ I have loads of digital pics in my already soon to explode HDD. That's 40GB worth of digital pics in my home computer plus another 40GB in my laptop. What can I say? I love photography. Plus when I get my DSLR... I'll need even more space to store all of it!
~ The space above isn't counting my digital video collection. Which is mostly my dad's and the stuff he records on the digicam.
~ Eh, I also wanna rip and convert my CD collection to become mp3 files. And that's going to take up some space too.
~ My dad also wants to freeload onto the terabyte by converting his old old vinyl records (you know, the ones that need a LP player just to play it?) to become mp3s.
~ I need some place to store all my downloads of shows like Heroes, LOST, CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, House, Monk, etc etc etc.
~ Don't forget all the latest movies that I wanna download too! *hint hint*

So, whatcha waiting for? Go get your blogposts up for an opportunity to get your own terabyte!

Please Mr. Organizer sir... please give me that terabyte? Please? Pretty please? Oh pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaassssseeeeee.....

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Gotta be a flatscreen, man!

Since the prices of flatscreen plasma and LCD televisions have been falling of late, the idea of getting a flatscreen television for the house has been growing stronger in my mind. Of course, the old current 29in television is showing slight signs of crankiness, but is not entirely kaput as yet. Still, we could always get a new plasma / LCD television and move the old one upstairs. No more fighting over who gets to watch what! LOL!

I've heard that you must get good quality
plasma lcd wall mount brackets to hold up your new acquisition. After all, you wouldn't want any old wall mount bracket right? I heard that Dekomount gives you an 18-month warranty on their wall mount brackets for plasma / LCD televisions which are VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) certified. With a wide range of brackets to choose from (some can even hold up to a whopping 75kg!) there'll be a Dekomount that'll fit your television. If you happen to be staying in London, you can do same day collection from their London depot or have it shipped out to you by the next working day (24hr fast next day delivery service).

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Quiz me not

It's Saturday morning and I have nothing better to do whilst waiting for brekker, so I thought I'd take some funny quizzes from Blogspot. Why don't you see what you like, take the same quiz and share your results with me in the comment box / your blog? LOL!

Your Star Wars Name And Title

Your Star Wars Name: Rinle Lipet

Your Star Wars Title: Eelcho of Ymmom

You Are Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"We saved the world. I say we have to party."

Your Inner Pop Princess Is Hilary Duff

"I'm shedding
Shedding every color
Trying to find a pigment of truth
Beneath my skin"

You're sweet and cute, but a little more complex than that.

You Are 28% Weirdo

You're a little weird, but you'd be even weirder if you didn't have a few quirks.
You are just strange enough to know it, but nobody else seems to notice your weirdness.
That's because, deep down, everyone is a little freaky!

Insure your home

You know, the toughest thing about getting home insurance is that you can never be sure what you should insure and what you should not. There's always a risk that you end up buying the wrong type of insurance and then having the very thing you didn't insure for happening to ya. It's like the Law of Fatal Attraction or something. This may sound really strange, but I have completely no idea what kind of coverage my current home insurance has. Uh-oh, I guess I should find out soon, right? Just for knowledge's sake.

I like that CIS offers up to GBP500,000 in rebuilding costs under their home insurance scheme. Not only that, their online quote and purchase system makes it easy for you to get your insurance from the comfort of your own home. No need for a pesky insurance agent to come and sell you more than what you need. You be the judge and get what you want.

Details correct at date of post.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I'm Fab!!!

The Genie King came flying by to drop off this funky award which originated from Ann and Christy... it's specifically for those who are fun, cool and totally fabulous! And that's so me, right? Hehehe. *perasan*

~This award was designed by Mike Wheeler of Ordinary Folk. If you would like to have a cool blog badge, award, or special profile picture created then contact the artist for his rates. ~

I'm going to give this award to all of you fabulous peeps for reading my blog and well... being so fabulous! So come and get your award!

Ah Boy
Giddy Tiger
Paris Beaverbanks
Pink Elle
Simple American

Getting to platinum

I saw something funny yesterday. My family went to the local Econsave supermarket, which is like the el-cheapo version of Tesco or Carrefour. And lo and behold, at the entrance there was a local bank promotiong (of all things) their Platinum card. The bank's staff was trying to interest pakciks, makciks, uncles and aunties who are probably no longer working (since they've retired) in getting a credit card of their own. Talk about misplaced marketing strategy!

Speaking of marketing, I think local banks should follow the strategies of overseas banks. Did you know that credit cards overseas have a flexible interest rate depending on how good a paymaster you are? That is unlike our local banks who charge you flat out at 18% notwithstanding how long you've been a customer and even if you are a good paymaster. And it's so much easier to get a Platinum card overseas too. Like the Flat Rate Platinum credit card from The Co-Operative Bank in UK. It charges you a lower interest rate of 11.9% fixed rate for 5 years (and variable thereafter) and provides up to 46 days interest free credit*. You can apply for this card simply if you are aged 25 and older and hold an existing credit card (or earn 25,000GBP a year). (Note: You should only get a credit card if you are absolutely sure you can keep your spending in check though. Always exercise financial restraint.)

How I wish I was earning and spending overseas!

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Thank God It's Friday!

What do I have to thank Him for?

~ I'm still alive
~ I have a family
~ I'm healthy
~ I'm better off than others
~ I have food to eat
~ I have a job
~ I have a car
~ There are people out there who love me
~ I can blog (LOL!)
~ Everything happens for a reason?


~ For a successful (I think?) chat with future boss
~ For a wonderfully good Japanese lunch with future boss
~ To (hopefully!) a good working relationship with future boss

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Midnight oil essays

One of the dreaded assignments for my fellow coursemates when I was in college would be the narrative essay. They were convinced that our professors could not (or would not!) stop giving us these assignments! They would spend hours and weekends and nights trying their darndest to churn out the required essays.

I’m sure they would have really liked the services of people who can provide them with professional custom written essays, term papers and research papers. As these fully unique content, they are plagarism free. Sadly, they are not available in Malaysia so many students turn to blatant plagarism.

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Pre-view my desktop

My favorite tag-team partner Giddy Tiger wanted to kay-poh-chee what I put as my desktop wallpaper. Since my office PC is the defacto standard and dull Windows XP background, I thought I'd show you my laptop instead.

Hahaha... can I say it's bold and daring? Naaahhh... just something to remind me to blog harder! LOL!


My Desktop Free View Instruction:

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop.It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. You can do a screen capture by:

[1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

[2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).

[3] If you wish, you can "edit" the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants

People who have already pimped their desktop:

iRonnie - I Set No Corner, Thess - Thesserie, Rebecca - Skippy Heart, Knoizki - A Dialogue With K, Beng - Kauderwelch, Vanidosa Marie, MyGoodFinds with KK, Dom Lawrence, BluePanjeet, ROSE, SARDONICNELL, Girlie the hipncoolmomma, Happy Family with Jacelyn, Mr Bulat on Giddy Tigers, rinnah - It's all about the spin...


And now to find out what sexciting interesting pics others have on their desktops...

L B - is it still KFC?
Angel - I don't think you did this tag before?

A bed fit for a princess

One of my favorite pastimes is to flip through home decorating magazines or visit showunits of houses / apartments that are for viewing. And it never fails to amaze me that the bedrooms are always so perfect and so beautiful. I mean, it's never messy, looks picture perfect and just invites you to jump onto the bed for a nap. As Eliza Doolittle would say, "Isn't it just luverly?"

I for one would love for someone to change my duvet set every week just so that I could have some variety in the color and designs. LOL! Did you know that duvets come in printed, embroidered and quilted styles that can run into the hundreds and thousands of designs? I could have a different design for every week and yet not be able to finish it by the end of my lifetime. Teeheehee!

You can find a lovely range of duvets available at Terry's Fabrics. There's even a design called the Misha and a very princessy embroidered duvet set it is too! Reminds me of a certain little princess Misha in HK. *grin* Not only is the bedding from Terry's super cool and pretty, they are also quality assured so that you can get that good night's rest and sleep.

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Rinnah is...

... feeling weary.
... feeling the walls close in and the bars slam shut.
... looking for a way out.
... wishing the end would come soon.
... hoping someone will rescue her out of this sorry situation.
... blaming she who cannot be named as the source of all her unhappiness.
... trying to keep her spirits up.
... hoping tomorrow will be a better day.
... feeling apprehensive at what tomorrow will bring.
... running from reality.

The Scale! The Scale!

What can I say? I love my digital scale. You know, the one that sees how heavy you are and tells it to you like it is? Hahaha. Maybe it's my slightly obsessive compulsive behaviour that makes me step on the scale every morning to see how much I weigh today. Then I input that data into my weight of the day graph chart so that I can track any weight loss (but most of the time it's weight gain. Bah!).

There's this nifty website called that deals in
cheap digital pocket scales, shipping scales and bathroom scales - all digital, of course. I would love to get that talking digital bathroom scale that would vocalize out loud how much I weigh and even calculate my body fat percentage. It would be way cool (Star Trek feel!) and THAT could be all the motivation I need. Hehe.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Make me popular. Please?

I did two things today that could help generate more traffic for It's all about the spin...

First, I did my first guest blogger stint (for a good cause) over at The Giving Hands. A post on how you can do your bit for water conservation.

Then, I signed up for BlogRush. It's a traffic referral system that promotes your posts on blogs of similar nature and vice-versa through the widget positioned on my sidebar there. It's claimed that they can boost your site traffic. Oh, and if you're game to join the referral rush, do click on this link here as it'll give me referral credits. Thankyew very muchie!

Having a ball of a time

You know, writing about my grandma has made me all kinda nostalgic. And thinking of other people who are more *ahem* "advanced" in age. Hehehe.

Anyway, there isn't anything written in stone that says that
senior dating is wrong. After all, seniors are human, just like us. My aunt who went to US to work after the death of her husband actually ended up marrying someone she met in an online senior dating site for seniors who are Christians! Love can strike at any age. LOL! Another uncle of mine is enjoying retired life with his senior singles at the Golden Club nearby his home.

I think their single life is more happening than mine!

Grandma in the spotlight

Giddy Tiger wants to know 8 facts about my porpor. I told her... cannot! Because I don't call my grandmas porpor... I called them Ma Ma (with different inflections to differentiate between paternal and maternal grandmother) and I called my stepgrandma Ah Ma. LOL!

Anyways, I'm going to do the tag with my maternal grandmother in mind. Simply because I am not like her so it'll be refreshing that way, ya? (Some of you may remember my Ma Ma from this post here.)

My Ma Ma is...

1. Kind. To animals, to people, to other people's kids, neighbors, basically the whole wide world! There wasn't anyone in the world whom she didn't like or wasn't kind to. She was kind, literally, to a fault. Her children used to complain that she was too kind until everyone wanted to take advantage of her kind nature. But of course, she didn't listen to them and continued being kind. To this day, people who remember her (she passed away over twenty plus years ago!) still talk about how wonderfully kind she was.

2. Beautiful. I have but one photo of her in her young days - it was her wedding photo with my Ah Kong. She looks like a young Kathy Chow Hoi Mei, if you know who this actress is. Yes, she is not only beautiful in nature, but in looks as well. Although five children and years of hard work diminished it later.

3. Long-suffering. Because of that kind nature of hers, she put up with a lot. People looking down on her because of her roots (she was given away at birth) and because she was not well-off. People who trampled all over her because she didn't want to create any fuss. Even in her last days on earth (she died of cancer), she was always thinking about others - who would look after the grandchildren, how would her children cope, etc.

4. Generous. Because I was born after she died, I didn't get to experience her generousity, but it remains to this day in the cherished items kept by my relatives. Toys bought for my cousins, tales of how she would buy or make the New Year clothes for each grandchild herself, the yummy meals she cooked for my dad when he was courting my mum. Hehe. She was so generous that she would give the best of whatever she had to others instead of keeping it for herself.

5. Hard-working. Being a female then and raising seven children while working for others as a washerwoman, cooking, ironing, cleaning, keeping the house, and being the all around maid. I wonder how she got by on less than five hours of sleep and little food. She would work her fingers to the bone and never rest - right up until she couldn't work any longer due to ill-health.

6. A peacemaker. I am guessing that this is due to her kind and generous nature, but she didn't like to see any quarrels or disturbances happening. She was always the go-between for warring parties and she would doggedly work at making things settle down, smooth over until a truce was reached. And no one would be happier than she when peace was achieved.

7. Animal lover. Ah, this one I can claim I get from her. She was always surrounded by animals - mostly dogs. There was always a pet dog or two in her home, and she loved 'em like her own kids. (Now you know why Kelly has such a good life?) To this day, dogs surround her grave. They play there, they sleep there, a female dog even gave birth there... it's like home for them. They know they're at the place of an animal lover.

8. A fighter. By that I mean that she hung on to the end, even though she was slowly slipping away due to her illness. She never let on to the pain she was feeling or the struggle to keep up the brave front. She insisted on attending my mother's wedding and was still actively moving about then. It was, perhaps, her last big goal to be achieved in life - to see her daughter safely married off.

So there you have it. 8 facts about my Ma Ma. I guess it's a typical life for women of her time, but still, I am immensely proud of this woman whom I didn't have the opportunity to know.

No taggees this time... I think all my previous tags have yet to be completed by them! *wink*

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Chat for fun

Sometimes, when I am really bored and have nothing to do, I just wanna chat with someone. So I go troll my Facebook peeps, my MSN peeps and my GTalk peeps. (Why am I not on Yahoo? I dunno.) Most of the time, I find someone of interest to chat with there. People like SA and GT who are my more regular blogger buddy chatmates. Or some of my collegemates or ex-colleagues. On very rare occasions, even my Dad (if he doesn't disappear offline in the middle of conversations). Heh. Other times, it seems like the whole world is offline except for me. What to do?

Maybe I should try out a
free chat room. But then again, you never know who you're going to meet in there. There are many stories, some good, some bad of other people's experiences with chatrooms. I've even heard of people who found their life partners online, but also of people who met with strangers who stalked them later and wouldn't give up. To try or not to try? Hmm....

Lil' old me is afraid of meeting nasty unknown strangers in chat rooms so I guess I'll pass. But if you want to try it out, be my guest!

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Anonymous no more...

Ha! The very sweet Angeliu invited me for makan and sampat-ing session on Sunday night. But hor, she never prepared me to meet so many others leh. I suspected (rightly!) that our Doctor of Sampat-ness, Chenliu would be there since I knew that she was coming down to KL.

As for the others, I finally get to see the faces behind the blogs... *waves hello at King's Wife
, Ally, Sam, LaundryAmah, Nyonya Penang and Narrowband*

Actually hor, I have peeped at their blogs before so I know who they are - or rather, their online persona. LOL!

Angel - very sweet! Now I know why other bloggers said she is a bit "shy". Hehehe.
Chen - so young leh!
Ehon... 26 is a good age for her. Kekekekekeke!
King's Wife - is more petite than I imagined her to be...
LaundryAmah - so farnee that I couldn't stop laughing (over nipplegate)!
Nyonya Penang - hehe... now I know why she can talk and talk and talk... LOL!
Narrowband - one word = tall.

I will only post up one picture of the food as I wanna do that review over at my foodie blog. Heh.

But no pictures of bloggers! Those are for my private collection. Muahahahaha!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Searching for a laptop

Dad needs a new laptop. His current company laptop is a Dell, but an extremely old model and one that is on its last lap. He's been meaning to upgrade it for the longest time ever, but he hasn't gotten around to doing so because he's still busy comparing the prices of cheap laptops. The thing is, he can't really get a laptop that is low in price because he needs it to come with all the other extras like higher computing speed, bigger harddisk space, more memory, etc etc etc. Oh, and did I mention that it has to have a screen that's relatively big enough for him to look at but yet light enough so that it doesn't weigh him down as he moves around from client's office to client's office? Maybe I should get him to take another look at the Dells since they're running a promotion...

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Morning (not really awake) post

*yawn* Is it time to wake up? Nah, I feel like sleeping in today. But there's a fabulous opp out for the taking. Shall I get up? I think I shall. USD here I come!

*stretch* *sits down in front of the laptop* *tip tap tip tap*

Voila! New post. *grin*

Now what shall I do next? Breakfast!

p.s. I think it was Mid Autumn festival last night, so Happy Mid Autumn Festival to all! Wanna check out some mooncakes with me?

Friday, September 21, 2007

The worker's printer

Is the third most important worktool right after the computer and the telephone. But it is the most important worktool when you're rushing urgent correspondence or that all important report. Trust me, I know. I've had numerous experiences when I was frantically trying to print a letter or document or report only to have the printer jam up or breakdown to my frustration. Even my home printer doesn't really cut it because it's slow and really, really noisy. I've never heard a louder racket from a brand new printer.

So when I heard that Dell had a line of printers, I was intrigued. I've always found Dell computers to be good workhorses, even if they aren't the most stylish kids on the block, and I'd expect their printers to have the same type of quality too. I've been thinking of buying an
inkjet printer to replace my current printer, but what I want is a printer scanner copier three in one machine. This would enable me to really get my homebased business off the ground so that I can make serious money. Hehe.

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Ooops! I seem to have run out of things to post on It's all about the spin...! How can? This cannot do. Die die also must post something - even if it's just really inane ramblings like this post right now.

*sigh* All the tags also completed liao.

*sigh* No paying opps to take also.

*sigh* No personal blogs to read either.

*sigh* Sienzzzzz...

On the other hand...

Yay! It's Friday! Soon the weekend will be here!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thinking of upgrading

Lately I've been thinking a lot about home improvements. Why? Cos the house that I live in now is heading towards the 15 year old mark, and things are starting to show that they need replacing / improving / expanding upon. If we had the moolah, one of the first things we would look at would be the driveway.

There are a number of reasons why the
driveways. One, the gate needs replacing. It's starting to rust, even though we paint over it (gasp! cardinal sin of painting!) every other year. Two, when we moved in, we just cemented the driveway and front yard (how Malaysian!) but did not tile it. The contractor was rather mean and mixed sand into the cement so it's a bit thin in patches. (Never trust your local contractor!) It would really "prettify" the place if we got a new gate and our driveway done up just like the pictures on the Anglian Home website. I'm kinda partial to the Mulbarton design myself. Whaddaya think?

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The chronology of my mobile phones

Chen gave me a house-warming gift for my new blog, Being Rinnah, in the form of a tag. But... tags fit better here because It's all about the spin... so I'll do it here.

This is a homegrown tag, and I'm proud to say that I know the creator of the tag... Leonard! (whom I've tagged many times too. LOL!) The rules of the tag are simple:

~ Start copy ~

List down the following:
1. The phone(s) that you owned previously
2. The phone(s) that you're using now
3. The phone(s) that you're looking at to replace the current phone

~ End copy ~

The past
My very first phone was the Nokia 3210. At the time (circa 2000), it was one of the first mobile phones with built in antenna, so it was a good phone back then. It's also the sturdiest of all the Nokia phones I've owned! Bought it at the time for about RM400 - 450.

About two years down the line (circa 2002) I changed to the Nokia 3315, which was supposed to have better features than the 3210. I remember that I had LOTR midi ringtone and b&w screensaver on this phone! I think I got this phone for around RM400.

Then approximately another two years later (circa 2004) I got yet another Nokia phone, this time, the Nokia 2300. This was the smallest phone I ever owned. So small, so slim, so light! But it was also the most problematic Nokia out of all the models I have used. It irritated me so with constant hanging and shutdowns that less than 8 months down the road, I traded it for...

Another Nokia - the Nokia 3100 (circa 2005). This was my first phone with color screen, and Internet connection via WAP. And used faithfully until one month ago when I got...

The present
The Nokia N80 internet edition! Wheeeee! Wifi capability, mp3 ringtones and camera! All my dreams come true! For a more detailed review on the N80, please visit Rinnah's Marketplace.

The future
Seeing as how I just got my N80, it would be too greedy of me to think of changing my phone so fast, but if you ask me what I want, I would have to say the Nokia N95 8GB edition. LOLOL!

The tagged people
Now, I can't kill off this tag since it's a brand-new, made in Singapore, tag from Leonard. So I shall pass it on to these peeps who I know have new(ish!) phones...

simple american

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Furnish that home!

There's nothing more fun that buying new things and if it happens to be new items for a new house, well, all the more fun! (To me, at least.) The compulsive planner in me is already planning for the day I get my own home and I enjoy occasionally shopping / surfing for bedroom furniture and all that other stuff. After all, if I don't know what I want, I won't know where to get it, right? Just last year we changed our Living Room Furniture and that was a rather big-ticket item. I also kinda like the idea of having a credenza desk in my home office and I'm sure I can find Furniture Home Office here too.

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On this day in history...

I was born! Ahahaha. Giddy Tiger *claims* she wants to know what happened in the world on the date that I was born, but I *know* that she's really after my birthdate. Right? Wakakaka. Anyway, here's what to do with this tag...

1. Go to Wikipedia
2. Type in your birthday and search your birthdate: Jan 28
3. From the results, list down 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday

3 events

1547 - Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
(I have this fascination about the wives of Henry VIII. Love the books by Philippa Gregory on Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Anne of Cleves.)

1813 - Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
(How can I not list this out? P&P is one of my favorite books/mini-series. Who could forget the swoon-worthy Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in BBC's adaptation? Aitelyu... I could watch THAT scene over and over and over again... wet shirts never looked so good! LOL!)

1986 - Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission (Space Shuttle Challenger disaster) - Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after liftoff killing all seven astronauts onboard, including Christa McAuliffe, who was supposed to be the first teacher in space.
(I thought this would be an apt selection seeing as how Malaysia is about to choose out very first "angkasawan" or the Malaysian Can-or-naut. Heh.)

2 births

1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer
(Can I claim that great dancers *cough* like me *cough* are born on this day?)

1981 - Elijah Wood, American actor
(I love hobbits! Yes I do... almost as much as I love elves and Jedi. No one makes a more adorable hobbit than Elijah Wood and hey, he shares my birthday!)

1 holiday

World Leprosy Day
(I dunno if this is considered a holiday...)

So, I am also a curious cat blogger and I wanna know these bloggers' birthdays...


Home in LOTR country

One of the countries that I would love to emigrate to has got to be New Zealand. I was captivated by scene after scene of beautiful terrain, snow capped mountain ranges and rushing streams in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Who could forget the cheery countryside of Hobbiton or the lush forests of Rivendell? I wanted to sail down the river and see the statues of the kings. Heh.

new zealand property could be the best choice you've ever made. Why? Did you know that property investment in New Zealand is ideal because you don't have to pay land tax, property purchase tax, and wealth or death duty taxes? There are homes waiting for you ranging from million dollar properties to city apartments and even if you don't live there, it's still a pretty good investment to make.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

You love me, love me not...

I am so lucky and blessed! *sniff* *hou kam dong ah* You all in the blogosphere really, really, really love me. And how do I know? Because you love me enough to give me this lovey-dovey award! More specifically, Giddy Tiger and Simple American gave me this award. Isn't it so nice just to be loved?

"... the greatest thing is to love, and be loved in return..."
"... love is a many splendored thing..."
"... in the end, all that matters is love..."

You can't keep love to yourself. Gotta spread it around, watch it grow and come back to you. So I'm sending out my messages of love to you, you and you! To all my peeps whose blogs have my comments (also known as the people in my THHC blogroll) this one's for ya! So take the badge, put it up on your blog and wear it with pride.

p.s. So, do you love me or do you love my writing? Come on now, be honest! *wink*

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Superfruit!

Did you know we had an Asian superfruit? I didn't know this until I found out this morning. It's called gâc (Momordia Cochinchinemis Spreng), grows on vines and is native to Vietnam but found all over SouthEast Asia. I think I've seen it before in local markets (you can't miss it - it's bright-red fruit that grows as large as a cantaloupe), but had no idea that it had medicinal properties. Hey, I thought it was just a fruit! LOL!

Gâc has up to ten times the beta-carotene of carrots and seventy times the lycopene of tomatoes. The Vietnamese use it to promote healthy vision and now the West is picking up on this superfruit. Gâc fruit oil is incorporated into the
R.G. Skin Revitalizer as beta-carotene, a natural carotenoid antioxidant found abundantly in Gâc fruit, is better absorbed into your system than juice. It helps to boost the immune system and assists the skin’s cellular rejuvenation process. No weird chemicals involved, this is an all natural product that protects your skin against damaging free radicals from the inside out and rejuvenates your skin too.

Hmm... antioxidant, cellular rejuvenation, promises of healthy skin. Yes, I want that! (I'm only female, after all. We are afraid of looking older no matter what age we are. Teeheehee!)

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I passed 200 posts!

YATTA! Hey, without even realizing it, I quietly passed by 200 posts... this is officially my 201st post on It's all about the spin...

A milestone, indeed. So, do you think I can make it to 300 posts? Sure, no problem, right? How about 400 or 500 posts? Let's see... that'll be some months down the road.

Oh yeah, in case anyone wanted to know... is up and running. Heh. That's more of an update site - think of it as an extended version of feedreader. Rinnah's Feedreader! LOL!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Whatever happened to Til Death Do Us Part?

Call me a silly sentimental romantic, but somehow I feel that nowadays traditional wedding vows kinda lack the finality that they used to have. I mean, for richer or for poorer can be done away with - people nowadays have pre-nuptial agreements and divorce means you hand over half your wealth to your ex-spouse. Til death do us part rings hollow when divorces are common and it's not uncommon to hear of someone who's done it twice or thrice.

Some people think, why follow those traditional wedding vows when you can write your own? have a whole section devoted just to wedding vows. Think you're the life of the party? Try writing a funny wedding vow that hopefully won't leave your partner squirming at the altar as you read it out loud for everyone to hear.

Oh and one last tip. Do hold a wedding rehearsal and make sure you don't slip up when mentioning your partner's name at the vow part... you don't want to be the late Princess Diana (she mixed up Charles' name, leading people to joke that she married Prince Philip, Charles' father) or Ross of Friends (he infamously said Rachel's name when marrying Emily... what a boo boo!).

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Bippity boppity boo! (more bits and bobs)

I wonder how many people have noticed that Neighborhood Cafe in Kota Damansara no longer offers their much touted (initially!) free wifi service? Not many, I suppose. No one eating there seemed remotely interested in surfing when I was there on Saturday. But I did see a short snippet of A Better Tomorrow while I was having my lunch. Chow Yun Fat and Leslie Cheung were soooooo young! (And CYF was much slimmer and seemed to have more hair.) I haven't seen a really good HK film in ages. The new ones and me just don't seem to gel.

Does anyone know the difference between a plasma and a LCD screen? Was nosing around an electronics shop (the shophouse kind) yesterday and surprised that the televisions were so cheap. Only RM3899 for a LG 32 inch LCD screen tv. Even the bigger ones were still quite cheap, like around RM4999 and way below the prices seen in electronics stores in malls.

The McDonald's at Kota Damansara seems to have serious problems with their milkshake machine. It's always working one week and spoilt the next. And I get cranky if I don't get my weekly Saturday milkshake fix. Bah.

Plink plonk plunk

That, my friends, is the sound of me tapping away on my seldom used piano keyboard. Ahehehe. Not exactly Beethoven or Mozart, but hey, I'm getting there. I wish now that I had paid more attention when my parents sent me for music lessons so that I can play whatever I want to now.

But all's not lost because if a 94 year old senior can learn to play the piano, so can I! What's more, I have the help of free piano lessons online covering all the stuff about piano chords, progressions and what not from the Chord Guy of
Piano Chords Blog.

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You know I'm nice... right?

Giddy Tiger thinks I am a nice blogger. So does PinkElle. Who me? Nice? Muahahahaha. *smirks like Dr. Evil in Austin Powers* Oops. Wrong character. No, really. I'm nice. Sugar and spice and everything nice. As little girls are supposed to be.

Now, the
originator of this blog award says that...

"This award will be awarded to those that are just nice people , good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!"

Roses are red, violets are blue,
This award comes from me to you:

I hereby award these bloggers as nice:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wanna dance with me?

I was watching a dance performance today that made me just want to pick up my feet and dance right along with the dancers... their grace and energy was just so infectious! I've always hankered after salsa lessons because there's something so elegant and sensous about being able to perform Latin dance.

Did you know that
bachata is the latest craze to hit the Latin dancing scene? I did a Wikipedia search and found out that it originates from the countryside of the Dominican Republic and is closely related to the bolero.

I don't think I'll be able to find time out of my schedule to attend weekly dance lessons, but there's still a way for me to learn. I can get sets off the Internet that allow me to learn dance step-by-step from the comfort of my own home.

Now who wants to dance with me?

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That all-important day

This post is a tad backdated, but I'm gonna blog about my graduation day which happened on 25 August 2007. After all, it's a day that doesn't happen all too often in one's life - unless you go for a Masters' and then a PhD. I had lots of feelings about that day. Happy, excited, frustrated, nervous, anxious, stressed, tense, relaxed... and even wishing it would be over! Strange, but true. *grin*

I was happy I was graduating... not sad because I've been waiting for this day for the longest time. I don't miss college too, like how most students would, because I did my degree part-time and thus we (my classmates and I) were not as close as we could've been. That is perhaps my biggest regret over college? That I didn't have the chance to build close connections with people whom I could be friends with for say, the rest of our lives.

Excited because I finally got to wear the mortarboard! My previous convocation for my higher diploma only allowed me to wear the robes but not the hat. (But now hor, I want that round round hat only PhD holders get to wear. LOL!) And no, I didn't get to take a mortarboard tossing picture because the silly hat was firmly fastened to my head with four hairpins! To toss it would mean having to yank out my hair with it. Can anyone say ouch?

Frustrated with the inept planning of the school. All of us felt that the convocation (and rehearsal!) was not planned well, but done in haste and very slipshod. But then again, we are used to getting second-class treatment from the college, so it was nothing new to us. To tell the truth, a lot of the students and parents griped about the whole convo thing. Parking was horrific, the hall was hot, too many people milling around, no crowd control... nada. Nothing. Oh well.

Anxious to quickly get the moment over and done with. Thankfully we were the first batch of students to go get our scrolls, but it meant that we had to sit through the rest of the nearly three hour ceremony doing nothing. *bored* There were like five hundred students all graduating at the same time, so you get to watch those several hundred faces go by in a blur.

Nervous at the moment when I was about to go on stage to get the tassel switched from left side to right side, signifying that I had "graduated". Then you had to fake that smile for the five official photographers bobbing up and down in front of the stage. Tentative about how the picture will turn out. Some grimaced, some smiled just a little bit, some didn't smile at all, some even outsmiled the dean!

Amused at the sight of my dear dad trying to video record the moment and searching for me in the crowd of similarly garbed students. You couldn't tell us apart at a distance, all clad in our Harry Potter robes! In fact, when I watched the recording later at home, the parentals pointed out to me all the different girls captured on screen because they thought it was me going by them. Hahaha.

Elated at the fact that the parentals got me two bunches of flowers with the requisite graduation teddy bear/Winnie the Pooh bear! I had honestly only expected one - which I specifically requested for lilies. Heh. So the roses were a bonus! Love ya, mum and dad! *muack*

A little bit frustrated after all was over and done with because I hadn't had anything to eat since morning (and we were there at 7.30am!) and I couldn't find my classmates in the crush of people milling around. So I only managed to take pix with like four of them and I missed my other best friend completely because she disappeared off with her family. Didn't manage to get lunch too (which was provided) because there wasn't any place to sit down and eat and I was trying to look out for my classmates before they left.

Then I was so tired out mainly because of the hot and stuffy conditions in the hall! I was pooped I promptly fell asleep in the car on the way home after all was said and done. Ahhh... that was relaxing. LOL!

Would I do it again? Yes! But I'd be better prepared, knowing what to expect this time around. Heh.

Friday, September 14, 2007

A hairy tale...

Maybe you've seen the signs for some time now. A few more strands of hair dropping. A bigger clump of hair in your shower drain. A gradual receding of the hairline like the waves from the shore. An overall thinning of the hair on your head so that more of your scalp shows through. Before you know it... argh! You're experiencing hair loss!

Most of the time people who suffer from hair loss don't want to broadcast the fact to the world so they either suffer in silence or seek treatment secretly. I know of some who have tried anything and everything in an effort to combat hair loss. If anyone were to come to me with this problem, I'd point them to for all the information they need on which product works. These are reviews that you can trust, because they're all from real-life, genuine users, not some marketing mumbo jumbo designed to make you buy their product. Wouldn't you prefer to hear from someone in the same boat as you rather than someone who doesn't know what it feels like?

I also just read an article in this morning where this bald guy was so desperate for hair loss solutions he went to a pharmacy and attempted to steal five bottles. It wasn't reported whether the products stolen were
provillus or procerin. *grin*

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

In loving memory of Freedom (2007)

Freedom aka Freddie boy (23/08/2007 - 10/09/2007)

Freddie entered our lives on 01 September 2007 after the story of his rather dramatic rescue. We estimate that Freddie was born somewhere around 23 August 2007, and he left the earth on 10 September 2007, one day short of 9/11 and just shy of three weeks old. No bigger than a hamster, Freddie resembled a miniature tiger cub at the head. Lil' round head, big black eyes, small pink mouth and the coloring and stripes of a tiger cub. Had he lived, he would have been a big cat, for his body was long and his paws large.

Our favorite memories of Freddie are when he was taking his milk. It was a struggle between human and cat to feed him at first. He would excitedly mew (in a very loud voice for something so wee in size!) and search for the teat but promptly spit it out when he realized that it was a rubber teat and not mother cat's nipples. But of course hunger would overcome instinct and he would reluctantly suck on the cat milk bottle we got for him. Upon drinking, he would pause to take a breather every now and then, mouth dripping in milk and looking like a poster boy for those Got Milk? advertisements. When he had had his fill, he would contently purr like a miniature motorized motorboat, going brrrrrrrrrr and he is also the only cat I know who mews like this, "Nyek! Nyek!" LOL!

Because of his previous traumatic experience, he felt insecure being left alone in open spaces and would mew worriedly and anxiously at the top of his voice. He loved the security blanket feel of this towel and would mew in complaint if you removed it. He was also a very clever and vocal kitty, communicating with us constantly with his varied mews and ever so alert to the slightest sound. If he realized you were there, he would mew at the top of his voice to be fed or held or played with and wouldn't stop until he was sure you were gone. He was a quick learner too, adapting to the milk bottle and resisting any attempts to train him otherwise.

So wee, so adorable, and within the space of one short week, he managed to wriggle his way into our hearts. Love you, Freddie boy.

Suck it up!

Just this morning, my mother was commenting that I hadn't sent my car for a wash recently and if they would vacuum my car when they did so. Yes, I don't wash my own car, preferring instead to let others do it for me. *grin* (Of course I pay them for it la!) But I do like to keep the interior neat by occasionally wiping down the interiors and shaking out the floor carpets say, once every two weeks. I do know that it needs a good and thorough vacuuming though, and I wonder if I should get a dedicated car vacuum? Could use it on my dad's car too. Hmm. Food for thought and a KIV for the shopping list!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mamma Mia!

I seem to be playing blogging tag with Giddy Tiger. You tag me, I tag you, then you tag me again and I tag you back... *grin* Her latest tag for me is for me to share with you eight facts about my mum. Instead, I will give you the eight roles my mum plays in my life...

1. The animal rescue patrol
Sure, all the pets are mine in name only. I may feed them (occasionally) and play with them, sometimes clean up their messes (not a whole lot!), but the true animal rescue patrol of our house is my mum. She loves animals, and can never find it in her heart to turn away that stray dog or cat. (But of course, the dirty rescue work is done by me lah. I have rescued kittens stuck in drain pipes and roofs, hamsters from toilets and under cabinets and puppies that run out onto the road.) She's the one who loves them like they're children, sometimes even better than she loves me!

2. The disciplinarian
Mum's the one who wields the cane in my family. She's the disciplinarian, and boy, she can be fierce when she wants to! When I was younger, a stern calling of my given name was enough to make me stop in my tracks immediately and do whatever it is I was supposed to do... She was very strict with me, and I'm thankful for that today, because if not, I'd be a screaming naughty brat who grew up to become a wayward sullen teenager who eventually turned into a good-for-nothing adult. But that didn't happen. Yay!

3. The technophobe
Anything electronic represents a hurdle for her. Telephone, camera, ATM machine, parking ticket machine... I keep on telling her it's all in her mind. But still, I will have to be the one to guide her on how to use the various machines (like her new mobile phone) and let her practise (with me around) over and over and over again until she's familiar with them. I'm trying to get her acclimatized to email now!

4. The cook
Can you believe this... before she got married, my mum didn't know how to cook much. But after marriage, thru a lot of trial and error, she became a whiz in the kitchen. I always say mum's cooking is the best. Her spaghetti bolognese is to die for! So's her dry chicken curry and lemak curry. Mmmm... I'm hungry now.

5. The warrior
Like I mentioned above... she's fierce! When she wants to be la. And very, very principled. So if she thinks something is not being done right or needs to be corrected, she will not hesitate to go and fight for that to be done. Small in size (smaller than me), but big in heart!

6. The guardian
As her only daughter, Mum is very protective of me. She's literally my guardian angel and guard dog all rolled into one. From young, she was always watching my step, making sure I didn't fall or get hurt. Till today, she still does the same. Calling me to make sure I'm safe, reached my destination, etc. And she'll wait up for me at night as well as wait for me to come home for dinner.

7. The maid
Hahaha... Mum always complains that she feels like the maid at home, because she's always picking up after me. I shy lah. But it's true. Eh. *bashful grin*

8. The gardener
We live in the greenest house in two rows. Why? Because of mum's green thumbs. She has an uncanny knack for gardening as long as its greenery and the occasional flowering plant. (Unlike her daughter who kills plants by simply watering them. LOL!) However, cacti and flowers aren't her forte but they still survive in our garden.

I'd like to pass this tag on to some unusual candidates to talk about their mummies... but at completely no compulsion to do it, k? Because I know they're going to have a hard time doing it. LOL!

Ah Boy
Baby Elizabeth
Ethan Boy

p.s. GT, I know you're looking for a pix of mummy and me, but hor, she went and packed away all the old albums out of my reach! So no pix... for now. Sorry ya!

I wanna moving picture

I'm thinking that a digital photo frame would be a really cool gift for myself as it can play a continuous cycle of my pics. Muahahahaha. Yes, I am that vain, in case you didn't know by now. Why a gift to myself? For my graduation la, and naturally, the first few pics in there would be from my graduation! Photos with classmates, the parents and the flowers.

The parentals are pushing me to go take studio photographs as it's a once in a lifetime event, and they've already picked out the studio and package we think we want to take. Graduate plus family, big framed portrait, family portrait and album - hey, just like a wedding album! LOL! I'm sure if I asked nicely the studio will also provide me with the digital files of those pictures too and I could download it all into one of those digital frames.

Golly, just think, the LCD screen of the digital picture frame will make it seem like I'm starring in my own movie slideshow! *preens*

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Yesterday was a momentous day.

It was the 6th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on US... and also the day I got my own webhosting. After I did that in the afternoon, I had to transfer my domain name and get it activated. Since then I've been a busy bee... running here, running there, installing this, installing that, tweaking this, tweaking that. And the end result is... ... ...

Announcing the soft launch opening of my newest website... so ladies and gentlemen, you may point your browsers towards! *grin*

p.s. Hug points are still being awarded here and here only. LOL!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

To my special someone

I am right now looking at a beautiful pink rose in a vase that's sitting on my desk. Before anyone leaps to any ideas of romance, let me wipe that out first. Heh.

But even the little things in life can be romantic , you know. Like I was watching the finale episode of CSI:NY on the telly last night, and thinking that it was so sweet of Danny Messer to trade shifts with Lindsay Monroe so she could sleep in the morning after. (Of course, it was all just a plot by the show's writers to put Danny in a heroic position later on in the show la.) And he left her a note, not a little note, but a big one written on a chalkboard in his apartment, right where he knew she would see it.

Of course, you may not be a fantastic artist of prose to be leaving sweet nothings for your sweetheart, but a little note (or two) speaks volumes. (You can find
really good ones here.) An 'I miss you' or 'I love you' note, hidden or placed just where they can find it... a surprise flower(s) waiting for them at the office... offering to take care of the kids / chores while they rest.

These are the little things in life, and the little things are always... best.

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Look at some bits, bobs and floating boats

I don't know why but I can't view pictures on certain websites anymore from the office. I can still access these sites, just that I'm not allowed to view the pictures. Cheh! And the Internet connection these days is so wonky! It makes me refresh the page several times before I can see anything.

Went to Ikea on Sunday and after one hour of aimless wandering around the store commenting and exclaiming at this and that, I finally exited with... nothing. Yup, nothing. Major bummer, huh? But I am aiming for one or two things in the future... like an open cabinet for storing my books and knick knacks (the only thing is there isn't any space left in my room!), useful stuff like the shower curtain, some pictures... I still heart Ikea though!

I have, in various stages of completion, ten drafts of blogposts for my numerous and varied blogs. In case you didn't know already, I maintain five blogs that are regularly posted on (i.e. a minimum of once a week). If you should have lots of time on your hands and NBTD, do check it out, yeah? (Shameless plug. Heh.)

I finally took the plunge and registered with a webhost for *grin* Now crossing my fingers that it'll all work out smoothly, ya? And yes, I chose this very memorable date to start my webhosting... now to pick a more auspicious date for "hoi cheong" ceremony! Wheeeee!

The beach beckons

If you're Malaysian, you would have noticed a certain word popping up in people's conversations lately. No no, I'm not talking about the election that everyone seems to be waiting for. I'm referring instead to MATTA (not to be confused with YATTA!). MATTA makes people think of holidays, escapism, and for some, balik kampung traffic jam.

Now I haven't had a real good holiday in ages... the last really good holiday I remember was my Club Med holiday in 2003! So I've been thinking about taking a holiday recently. I don't want to go to the highlands (since I just made a day trip there in May) so why not go the opposite direction and head for the beach? Yes sirree, beach resort holidays are excellent for relaxing, especially if they're coupled with a spa... Ahhhh... I watch a lot of the Travel & Living channel and when they showcase those wonderful exotic
beach holidays, it makes me want to pack my bags and head for KLIA immediately! But that's not within my reach at the moment, so I guess I'll have to settle for a normal beach holiday.

Where to? Definitely the
Maldives... some day. Tahiti, Mauritius and Hawaii... before I get to old to wear a bikini. LOL! Nearer to home? Phuket or Bali? Nahhhh... not interested in temples. Even closer to home? Pangkor and Langkawi? Hmm... that may be doable. I guess I should check out the Holiday Offers by Dialaflight. I'm sure that they can arrange tropical holidays for me and for the rest of you.

p.s. Yoohoo... SA... we're waiting for you by the BBQ pit at the beach, k? Don't keep us waiting too long now, ya hear? *wink*

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Abracadabra... shazam!

Say the magic words and the genie will appear! Poof! Rub a magic oil lamp (the older and more dirty looking the better) and with a puff of smoke, a genie will materialize before your very eyes... Most genies grant you three wishes, so you have to wish wisely. But... this genie that I got from Paris Beaverbanks hor... only lets you wish for one thing. No fair! Not playing by the genie rules! *pout*

***Start Copying Here***


1. Write a short paragraph about your visit by the two Genies and include a link to the blog that passed on the Genie Symbol to you.
2. COPY the Rules and ENTIRE List below and post it on your blog.
3. List down your wish.
4. Place your name below the last name on the list and pass on the Genie Symbol to at least 5 other bloggers.
5. Please put up either one (or both) of the Symbols of the Genies on your blog to show that the Genies have visited your blog:

Genie Princess

The Genie King, the Genie Princess and their trusty Genie Buddy have visited:

Mariuca would like to wish for happiness and success.
Adrian would like to wish for good health and happiness.
Emila would like to wish for happiness and success.
Trinity would like to wish good health for Jan’s brother and Yah and Wan and success
MPG would like to wish for love and peace
Jean would like to wish for stress free work environment and happiness
Cbenc12 would like to wish for health, happiness and luck for my family and friends and me too!
Paris Beaverbanks would like to wish for more publicity! Hooyah! (taps swollen head)
rinnah would like to wish for more than one wish more good paying opps to come my way!

Welcome aboard the Magical Flying Carpet for the Ride of your Life!


***End Copying Here***

Who needs the genie to visit 'em? I think these people deserve it...


Monday, September 10, 2007

Ring ring, it's Pingo!

Have you ever needed to call a friend or loved one overseas but balked at the thought of paying high charges by the minute? I have not one, but two aunts lamenting the high charges of phone calls to Australia where their children (my cousins) are. SMSing, email, chatting with webcamming are all fine and dandy, but nothing beats hearing your loved one's voice. I wonder how come they haven't tried prepaid calling cards? Well, I should tell them that they need not worry anymore, because the instant calling card from Pingo is here to connect you.

Pingo offers amazing low low low rates with no hidden fees and no surprise costs. Baby what you see is what you get. By signing up for Pingo, you get up to 5 hours of free International calls and if you get Pingo Mobile, you can get savings of up to 90% on your International phone calls. Pingo also claims to have the best competitive rates worldwide, and with an assurance like that, I think you can be sure you're getting a good deal for your money. If you use this special phone card discount coupon 'ppp3', it gives you a further $3 off Pingo. Want more? As an added bonus, readers who sign up for Pingo from this blog post will receive an additional $8 worth of FREE CALLS!

If all that isn't incentive enough for you to pick up that phone and call that someone overseas, I don't know what will. *grin*

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Goodbye Freddie

Just received a phone call from my mum...

Freddie has passed away.

Will update later. Am too upset to write about him now. :o(

Freddie's not well...

Freddie hasn't been feeling well last night and this morning too. Doesn't really want to drink his milk and is a little fretful. Poor wee bairn! He's so small and seems so frail because of his size. I'm really hoping and praying he gets well soon.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

I'm a blogging Jedi Master wannabe!

Hey, Narrowband thinks I have got a blogging tip up my sleeve to share with you, dear readers. But this Padawan hasn't yet achieved the rank of Jedi Master... so think of it as bocor-ed advance tips on how to become a super blogger, 'kay? *grin*

-Start Copy-
It's very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Write your own blogging tip for other bloggers.Try to make your tip general.

1. Look, read, and learn.

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other.

3. Don't let money change ya! *****

4. Always reply to your comments. *****

5. Blog about what you know & love.

6. Don't use filthy language-buy a dictionary.

7. Blog about something educational

8. Be yourself; others will follow

9. Don't have too many blogs that will become a chore to maintain

10. Keep it simple, user-friendly, interesting and organised!

11. Keep the blog simple and sweet!!

12. Share with others your thoughts and don't be shy!

13. Never ask for link exchange. Blog hop to increase traffic.

14. Blog about something uniquely you. Or post some unique pictures.

15. Avoid too lengthy posts e.g. less than 200 words if you can help it.

16. Avoid Doing Tags..

17. Remember to go to the toilet when nature calls, don't just sit glued to the computer or you'll shit in your pant!

18. Blog hopping is fun. You'll never know what gem you'll find in the blogsphere.

19. Do. Not. Plagiarize.

20. Don't put pressure on yourself to blog. Blogging should be FUN!

–End Copy-

Now let the tag go forth and proliferate! Here are some Jedis I need to learn from:


p.s. Giddy Tiger, your tag's coming up next!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Join the wave!

On my quest to achieve all the items on my wishlist, I've been looking for even more ways to make money online. I really want to maximise my blog's earning power and supplement my current income. So my search led me to Bloggerwave, another site that pays you for blogging so that you can earn as you blog! All you have to do is look at the range of opportunities available to you, choose which one is most appealing to you, accept the opportunity, wait until Bloggerwave approves your blog and do a short write-up on the product or service. That's about all you need to do. Simple as 1-2-3. So who wants to join me on the blogging revolution?

Friday, September 07, 2007

I love Ikea!

I came home from work today to find the 2008 Ikea catalog sitting pretty on the living room coffee table.

Oh. My. Ikea.

There's something irresistable about the shiny pages of the brand new Ikea catalog that draw me to flipping through it and exclaiming at this and that. I've already gone through it once and am planning to go thru it again to mark out what items I'd like to see in the flesh this weekend. Actually, that's tomorrow. I'm definitely going to drop by Ikea to check out their new stuff. LOL!

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