Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Spice Up Your Bathroom With Fabric Shower Curtains

Bathroom is an integral part of any home. It is used daily and usually shared between the households. Even though we use this facility regularly, more often we neglect its ambient and d├ęcor. Rightly so; as not much you can do once the fixtures, cabinets and amenities are already in place.

Apart from putting a pot of flowers, shower mats and etc; putting in shower curtain changes significantly the way your bathroom looks as it is the biggest visible element. You can make you bathroom feel bigger, cosier, funky or just more pleasing with the eyes with a dash of colour and patterns provided by a shower curtain.

Choosing the right material is also important, in my opinion; fabric shower curtains is more hygienic and easy to clean. They are less prone for mold and mildew to flourish. At Cozy Homewares, they have a wide variety of fabric shower curtains with different materials, texture, colour and pattern to suit every taste. Furthermore at this current moment, the shipping is free. Head over to Cozy Homewares to refresh the look and feel of your bathroom.

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Got Conned at Money Changer

Dear friends, hopefully this does not happen to you. Yesterday, I went to a money changer to change my access Indonesian Rupiahs back to RM. I had a stack of Rupiah in 100,000 and 50,000 denominations, which the total amount I was very sure off.

It was like any normal transaction, I handed over the total amount to the money changer and they counted it. The dispute only arises when the total amount was not as per what I've submitted. I requested for a recount and the amount totaled up the same; 50,000 Rupiah short. The money changer handed the money back to me, and when counted truly it was 50,000 Rupiah short.

What else could I do? Reluctantly I changed the money. Afterwards, I've check my pockets, my wallet and it is actually impossible to misplace a single sheet as I had tied it with a rubber band and kept in a separate pocket. I was puzzled and stressed as I am very sure of my total mount.

The only conclusion I could think off is that the money changer conned / shortchanged me. How? She did counted in front of me. Recalling back; I did have a stack of Rupiah in two different denominations as mentioned.

Upon receiving the money from me, the money changer split the money according to the denomination; putting one half on the table out of my view while immediately counting the other using an automated machine. Once done, she proceeded to count the money on the table; I can't see if she kept one note aside as the counter was high. At least this is how I figured, they took my money. Like I said; What can I do? Just bad luck.

Lesson learned:
  • Never hand over a stack of money with different denominations to the money changer.
  • Always keep your eyes lock on the money.
  • Never go to the money changer again (Mid Valley, LG Floor at the KFC escalators. Right most money changer)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ignite Yourself Through Socialspark

Izea, the company which gave us the opportunity to earn money via blogging with PayPerPost is now introducing a new product called Socialspark. This new service combines the best of both worlds of social networking and cash earning through the Internet.

Through Socialspark one can promote their blog and make new friends with other fellow bloggers within the community. In addition to that, you also gain exposure for your blog to advertisers which increase your chances of being recruited to write for them.

Apart from that, the normal marketplace for paid per post blog opportunity is still there but with an enhancement. In Socialspark; if the opportunity has been fully taken, you can queue for the next batch of opportunity. So now, you don’t have to keep refreshing your browser to get an opportunity, instead you will be notified via e-mail if you are successful in the queue.

I’ve registered myself and found Socialspark website quite user friendly, graphically pleasing and easy on the bandwidth as pages loaded quite fast for lower broadband connections. Yes, you can register for both ParPerPost and Socialspark. I can’t wait to have my blog approved in Socialspark so I can grab the opportunities in this site as well. Interested? Signup up now to Socialspark and add me as your friend :)

Toilet Announcement

Malaysia is not so famous for its toilet cleanliness but there are efforts improve. The following is a notice which I've stumble upon in the mens toilet put up by the premise owner to prove my first statement:

Hahaha.. Luckily when I first read the statement, it didn't sink in to my mind yet.. if not; laughing while doing my business could effect my aim. I wonder what notice did they post in the ladies :P

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weight Issues

Today I’ve experienced light headedness at work which prompted me a visit the office doctor. I suspect it was my blood pressure which causes this and I am partially correct. I said partially because all the 3 reading done differs from one another; the first 2 being high and thankfully the last reading indicates normal blood pressure.

The doctor let me off with an advice for me to do a blood test and reduce weight. To date I had gained 40 pounds from last I’ve seen her in 2006. I suspect my weight could be a contributing factor other than stressed at work.

Looks like I have to be selective and cut down the portions of what I eat and back to exercising regularly. It going to be quite a hurdle to change the eating habits as I find eating relieves my stress. Going back to gym is also daunting, but it’s unavoidable for my health sake.

Coincidentally today also, I’ve discovered that there is a drug that can assist in reducing my weight. The drug is called Generic Acomplia from Rimonabant which works by blocking your cravings for food or other substances. It is a great way to cut down my food intake; if coupled with regular exercising, I could be well on tract to lose weight and regain my fitness.

Will seek advice from my doctor if this product suits me, as initially I understand that the will be a side effect. If you are in a similar position as me, trying to lose weight; why not visit http://www.rimonabant20.com to find out more on how this product could assist you.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

The One With The Suprise Birthday Party

This is a long overdue entry, however I still have to post this to show my utmost appreciation (Len, if you don't mind, I borrow your header preamble for this entry) to Yang, Lenny, Alya, Fairuz, Mysara, Bigg, Ninie, Afza and Syaban; thank you very much for attending the birthday party. It was nice of you and it really made my day after a mundane and laborious day at work.

Apart from that, I would also like to thank my many friends that extended their wishes throughout the day; you're a lifeline for me to keep me on working. I especially liked the one which Ika, Zainul & Qais sent to me (as pictured on the left). And special thanks to xumb for leaving a birthday wish on my blog.

Last but not least, to the one that made this possible; my sweetheart Sayang Noorul Aiza :) Thank you very much for making this happen and thank you for the super nice gift (as pictured below). It was totally unexpected and really came to me as a surprise! I thought you really needed the disposable panties for the trip and cake for your mom :P

p/s : Was super busy on my birthday as I am scheduled to leave Indonesia the next day (24th - 29th) and Sabah the following week (1st - 4th May); so have to complete work lor. Will post on the trip on another entry ;)