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Friday, 13 March 2009

Don't let the recession beat you. Advertise your business!

If you have a business you need to advertise Dizcover has the solution for you.

Dizcover.co.uk is a business online directory and advertising site for businesses, which was launched last summer and now has a database of over 42,000 businesses
It’s a very effective low-cost advertising solution. You only pay once and your advertising space is yours for life. You can make any alterations or additions as you wish and you never have to pay again.
On top of this, I'm giving a 75% discount during March and April to anyone who places an advert on Dizcover

You pay once and the advertisement space is yours for life. You add photos and logos and change the content of your advert whenever you wish. You will never have to pay a penny again. With the 75% discount, you can now have an advert from £37.50 But hurry, the offer ends on 30th April.

Quote DIZCO75 on the payment page to get your 75% discount before the end of April 2009.

How do I take care of my skin?

Harsh weather strips the moisture from our skins and can cause irritations and chapped skin. Similarly over-heated environments can be dehydrating. Going from a very hot to a very cold environment can be especially stressing to the skin and can result in burst capillaries.

Beauty salons can help repair those damages but you can take steps yourself todeal with these conditions.

1. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated

2. Eat a balanced diet containing sufficient vitamins, minerals and essential fats

3. Place a bowl of water near radiators to combats the drying effect of central heating.

4. Use a rich moisturiser before going to bed and a lighter one for daytime.

Follow these tips and you should be able to protect your skin and stay beautiful. However beauty salons can offer various treatments to repair damage done to your skin. For a selection of salons in the UK check out Dizcover.co.uk

Monday, 2 March 2009

Tights or stockings?

After some in depth research I found out that nearly 80% of men prefer women to wear stockings rather than tights or even bare legs. However the same percentage of women prefer to wear tights rather than stockings. As a woman, I fail to see the real reason for the men's preference. Aren't tanned bare legs more attractive?

Comfort versus attractiveness and sexuality means that stockings often win, in spite of being uncomfortable. Women will wear them knowing that men find them a turn on.

Is there a difference for men between hold ups and stockings held by a garter belt? Hold ups are much prettier due to the lace tops, but I'd like to know what men really prefer.

For those of you who like to wear stockings I've seen some lovely ones on www.sexiestplaylingerie.com

Thursday, 19 February 2009

To Boldly Go Where No Rice Cooker Has Gone Before

Hello! Hello! Hello! As I was updating my blog today, I simply got bored with the usual topics, so today; I will be doing a special experiment just for you guys! Yes, Blogging History!

As I was cleaning the basement today, I realized that I had bought a rice cooker before and until now has remained unused. I even forgot why I bought it before... lol! Silly me, I know. I think it was during a sale online, I think. But all I can remember was that I had bought it online. But anyways, let us move on to the main event.

I searched online about the things I can do to with a rice cooker... aside from making rice of course! Yes, I was bored and no, I do not want to blow it up like the usual tech blogs with their crazy experiments... lol! This is a safe experiment mind you. But alas, nothing was written about it. So I have decided to entertain myself on: ‘What if I was left on an island with a rice cooker?’ Haha!

Ok, let us start with what else I can cook with a rice cooker (Please do not try these experiments kids, unless supervised):

1. Rice. Definitely rice.

2. Pasta and Instant Noodles. (Boiled water, added pasta and noodles on it, added salt, and it worked! Al dente!)

3. Cream of Mushroom Soup! (LOL! Yes, Boiled Hot Water first, added mushrooms, added seasoning, milk)

4. Boiled regular water. Lots of uses.

5. Cooked Canned Corned Beef. (Added: Oil, Garlic, Corned Beef)

6. Used it as a food steamer / heater. (D’oh!)

Hmmm, I’d definitely try more experiments later. I’m writing as I’m experimenting at the moment so if anyone of my current readers have a request or an idea of what else can I do with a rice cooker, feel free to message me! My own online experiment show! Talk to you guys later!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Online Shopping

Every time I need something, the first thing I do is to go online and find what I am looking for.

Sad but true, I have now realized that the internet is a vital part of our daily lives. It is so powerful that it connects us to potential clients for our businesses, chat with relatives overseas, find a cool blouse whenever I need one and even bid for collector’s items that are on auction from different websites!

Amazing isn’t it?

Well, it only took me 5 minutes to look for the right tiles that I needed so badly to remodel my kitchen floor and to actually match it with the entire kitchen setup!
Gone are the days when I have to actually travel a few hours to the nearest malls to go and find the right fit. But now, all it takes is to choose from the online brochure from the website of the tile supplier and to actually order it from them at a cheaper price and they would deliver it on the spot. It even has a money back guarantee and an exchange policy in the terms and agreement which is absolutely stunning as it really frees up a lot of time since I could spend more time with the family or during busy weekdays.

Make sure though that you are dealing with the right company. There are also many scam websites which I have seen and they even have nice aesthetics! I usually check the better business bureau if I am dealing with an unknown company but right now, I go to the usual trusted sites. I have so many ideas to write to and discuss with you but unfortunately, I have to go... lol. See you soon!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

A wedding day to remember

A friend of mine just announced her engagement to her long-time boyfriend and I was so happy and excited about the great news! I never thought she would be the marrying type but it looks like she changed her mind and decided to settle down. What was even more unexpected was when she asked me to be her maid of honor and help her plan her wedding. I said yes immediately, of course, but I also told her that I wasn’t sure that I have time to help her with all of the wedding plans – my day job has been keeping me so busy these days! Not to mention that they set the wedding date six months from now. If we’re going to plan this thing, we have to start as early as now!

I suggested that she hire a wedding planner instead, and she asked me if I knew any. Unfortunately, the most helpful response I could give her was that we could attend a bridal fair and look for one there. She wanted a wedding planner as soon as possible though, so I came up with an even better idea.

That evening, I went online and did a search for a wedding planner in our area. It didn’t take long for me to come up with several numbers that my friend can call. In less than a week, my friend decided which wedding planner to hire and we’re meeting her for lunch to discuss her concept for the wedding. I can’t wait!

Saturday, 31 January 2009

A brand new experience!

My boss has been piling loads upon loads of work on me lately that I haven’t had time for anything else, much less shopping. It occurred to me just now that I haven’t bought a new dress in almost a month, and that I have been wearing the same pair of shoes to work almost every day for half a year. It’s time for a wardrobe change, but how can I possibly do that when I can barely grab a couple of hours to spend with my friends and my husband?

At work one day, I clicked upon an online advertisement by accident, which led me to this website that sold all sorts of shoes! From casual shoes to fancy evening shoes, that online store had it all. And not only that – they also carried dresses, tops, pants, handbags, and accessories. I bookmarked that site and returned to browse through the shoes and clothes during my lunch break. By the time I had to get back to work, I just spent a couple of hundreds on a new wardrobe. And I didn’t even have to leave my office to do so!

My new clothes and shoes should be arriving within the week, and I can’t wait to try them all on when they get here. As a way to relax, maybe I’ll hold a little fashion show in my bedroom, experiment with my new clothes, and figure out how to mix and match them. I just love how the internet makes everything more convenient, even shopping for clothes!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Life with a soft heart!

My husband has a soft spot in his heart for cats and last week, he took on a stray kitten who followed him home from work. It’s the cutest little thing ever – grey with black stripes and the brightest yellow eyes. I fell in love with her instantly. We named her Missy because she was so sweet and pretty, just like a little girl. After making sure that Missy was comfortable, we went out to buy some cat food and a litter box; when we came home, the poor thing was already asleep on the couch. But she sure woke up when she smelled the cat food!
We have no idea how old Missy is and we definitely have to take her to a veterinarian soon so she can get her shots. We also need to make sure she’s in overall good health. Unfortunately, Missy is our first pet and I don’t know any veterinarians. At work the next day, I did a quick search for veterinarians in our area and sure enough, I found a small pet clinic about five minutes away from where we live. I contacted the vet through the website and he responded immediately – if I wanted to, I could take Missy for a check-up that day. I asked my boss if I could leave an hour early so I could bring Missy to the vet, and she was nice enough to say yes.
Despite being a stray cat, Missy was in perfect shape and only needed a couple of vaccines from the vet. She’s sleeping on my lap and purring as I type this…I wish you could see how adorable she is!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

My Camera Treasure

I have a love for all things vintage, and just recently I bought an Olympus Pen EES-2 from a thrift store for a really cheap price. At the time I wasn’t very familiar with what type of camera the Olympus Pen was; all I knew was that it looked old, it felt old (the whole thing was made out of metal) and it was only selling for a couple of dollars.

The camera didn’t come with a manual but the lady at the thrift store said it should still work. A quick search on the Internet showed me a scanned manual of the Olympus Pen EES-2, with clear instructions on how to load film. I was just about to do that until I realized that the film winder of my new old camera was broken! It looks like I wouldn’t be able to take pictures with my Olympus Pen; I mean, it’s such an old camera. Who in the world could possibly repair this? And where can I find them? I’m pretty sure they don’t set up shop at malls!

I decided to try my luck on the Internet and see if I could find someone who might know a film camera repairman. And sure enough, I found a yellow page listing of this guy who collects and repairs vintage cameras as a profession and hobby. He lives not too far away from my city and he was able to repair my camera! Now my Olympus Pen works as good as new.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Exercises for your arms and wrists

I was looking for some easy but great exercises for someone that is glued to the desktop computer. I write for a living and have experienced slight numbness due to sitting in a chair all day. The rest of my body aches too, after some hours especially around the shoulders and elbows down to the wrists. I guess it’s all because when you sit and work on your desktop computer, you are in a position where your shoulders are bent forward, your back is slightly curved and elbows folded at 90 degrees closer to the body.

Spending lots of time writing for a living, you will need to find some exercise tips that are simple to do and yet give you the relief, at least to go on for a few more hours.
This is a simple exercise which will help your wrists and forearms: Hold your right arm straight out, in front of you, with your palm facing up. Use your left hand to pull your fingers back and down to the floor. Feel the stretch on the underside of your forearm and wrist. Now turn your palm round, so that it faces downwards and draw the fingers back towards the forearm, keeping them straight. Swap sides.

Another thing you can do, of course, if you have the time and can afford it, is to find your very own personal trainer. There are lots of them - many advertise online - who are dedicated to helping your achieve your goals of doing some regular moving, when you sit all day. Your body will thank you in the end.