Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Choices of Food Gift Baskets
Online Food Gift Baskets
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Many professional recruiters learn that the most place able candidate and hence the most likely fee, is the one with most desire to be placed. That is because desire is the energy that can make things happen and leads to success, whatever comes in the way.
A career coach helps to establish their clients' desire. Clients often have a degree of satisfaction in their job, but they are not fully satisfied. They still feel a degree of frustration. This frustration is part of their unconscious not having its needs addressed. If you feel this way it means that you are not working in the ideal position yet have a few of the elements present.
Your destiny is to move on, but first you need to know where to go. On an individual basis it is quite easy to help someone find their true desire. It is quite warming for a professional coach or trainer to see their faces light up with passion as their true desire clicks into place and the energy builds. It is a powerful force.
Many of these people want to be entrepreneurs. I think they already are, and just need a little help to get to the next stage. These desires that hold you back are of two types.
The first type comes under the heading of fears: fears about it going wrong, losing your house, and not getting your job back, the unknown. Lack of self-confidence is in this category. The second category of desires, the enemy to the entrepreneur, is for short-term gratification. You have to take control of your desires to grow to your potential as an entrepreneur.
- What desires do you have that are keeping you from your dreams?
- What weaknesses do you have that are keeping you from your dreams?
- From the above, decide what action you have to take. You need no advice from me here; you will know what has to be done.
How to reprogram your habit so that it automatically achieves your goals for you:
1. Write down all the habits that you would like to change. Include those that you know are a waste of money, time or other resources, for example smoking, drinking, watching too much television, getting up late, spending to make yourself feel good, avoiding exercise, worry, talking yourself into a negative state.
2. Write down the habits that you would like, for example: regular exercise, thrift, opportunity spotting, opportunity developing, being positive when you need to be.
Here is a formula to stop a bad habit:
- Do something different every time it comes up.
- Remind yourself of your goals and dreams.
Here is a formula for forming a habit:
- Think of something you love doing.
- Take those feelings and now think of the new habit, focusing on the long-term benefits.
- Bring those images that come to mind closer and closer.
- Do it consciously seven times in a row.
- Now do it seven more.
- It is now in your unconscious.
This is how young people learn to smoke cigarettes. The first few times they cough and feel sick; as they are determined to fit in with their peer group they persevere. Forming habits is really simple; just make sure that you form good ones.
Guest post by Teyona Dame of comcast xfinity
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Many people dream of home theater systems that provide concert quality audio within the comfortable confines of their home, but selecting the right type of system appears costly and confusing. Those purchasing high-end, custom home theater packages can expect to see hefty price tags, but there are more affordable options for quality theater systems if one is willing to do some research. Here are a few tips for affordable achieving that concert quality sound at home.
#1 Understand The Minimum Components Needed For The System
Generally, a home theater system consists of a display mechanism, a source component, a receiver, and speakers. A home theater display element may be anything from a modest 27 inch television set to a large projector screen depending on one's budget, desire, or space constraints. Typical source components are DVD and BluRay disc players as well as the legacy technology VCRs; selection of source components also depends on home-owners' taste and budget. Audio Receivers are the heart of the home theater system and quality, modern components enhance sound from compressed audio files. Quality speakers, sound bars, and sub-woofers put the finishing touches on a concert quality, theater sound system.
#2 Know The Location Of The Home Theater
Almost nothing looks more ridiculous than a huge display element squeezed into a tiny room. Also, the room chosen for one's home theater should have adequate wall space so that the display is not opposite any glare producing windows. Room configuration should be considered when purchasing sound bars, sub-woofers, and speakers to ensure that cords and equipment fit neatly into desired spaces. Some home-owners choose to transform their outdoor living space into a concert quality theater experience, and special equipment considerations must be made for this type of system. These are just a few reasons why understanding the location of the project is one of the most important factors to consider when pulling together a concert style theater system.
#3 Develop Budget Consciousness Before Purchasing Components
One may have items like a display, stereo, or decent speakers on hand. If compatible, these items may be used along with purchased items to complete the “new” theater system. Additionally, home-owners should visit an audio-visual outlet like Selby acoustics to judge which types of equipment best suits their needs. When they find a quality brand, they should find out if the store sells refurbished items for that particular brand.
#4 Protecting The Investment
Finally, home theater owners should protect their investment with surge protectors and appropriate equipment warranties.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Light again is a main factor you need to consider for your plant. The obvious places like window sills are where plants are most commonly placed and again, a good option is to put in your conservatory or orangery if you own one. The plants with thicker and green leaves tend to need less light than others. Cacti and succulents appreciate the direct summer sun at midday. In winter unshaded sunlight should have no scorching affect on any plant.
Plants, like people must be fed well while growing. Fresh compost will contain sufficient nutrients to last for around 6 weeks, so supplementary feeding is very important. Do not feed the plants during their resting period, this is in the winter for most plants and with flowering plants this is after the normal flowering period.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
In some cases sticking to a symmetrical design can be ideal, generally with one item at the center such as a mirror or image (a decal on the wall can be a cost effective artwork if you want to draw in some attention). However in some cases symmetry looks dull or overdone, particularly if you have a little more decoration to your fireplace, in these cases having things that are slightly off symmetrical can be a great touch; for this place pairs of items on the mantle as you would with a symmetrical design, but they don’t have to be identical – just related to each other.
Use bright colors on a white space and light colors in a dark space. If your fireplace is white and your wall doesn't white why have a yellow pot or any flower design plates on show on your mantel? The color will draw in the eyes of your guest and add warmth to the room without taking away any of the light and without the dull look of black on white. Try to keep these all within the same color family for more impact. In a dark room try to use soft light shades, such as a pastel pink or blue to draw out more light in the room and create a contrast.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Experience a brand new spa-like experience by throwing a soothing and relaxing spa party. It’s one way of having fun with friends and relaxing at the same time. Of course, it is a combination of spa and party. It can be done at spa clinics themselves, which also offers you the convenience of having a party, but not making so much effort of organizing it compared to regular and other types of party. But there are also backwashes, which can include not having the privacy and exclusive use of space and bringing of any food or beverages desired. A better option, which can also give you more freedom, is to organize a spa party right at home or any location convenient to you and you party goers. Here are five tips that will help you pull off a successful spa party.
1. Contacting and contracting the therapists.
Of course, every spa party needs a team of therapists to perform the services. It is best to contact the therapist at least three weeks in advance to make sure that their schedule and yours would meet, or else, you’ll have a hard time looking for therapists to cater the spa services if you do this near the date of your party. It is also wise to contract a therapist that caters spa party needs, as they will be more knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to customizing their services for the party. If you cannot find a spa therapist that offers party services, look for those who have had spa party service experiences.
2. Sending out invitations.
It is also wise to send out the invitations ahead of time—if possible, even before you contact and contract the therapists. This will ensure that your spa party will run smoothly. Sending out invites and getting RSVPs ahead of time will help you determine how many number and what kind of services you can give to your guests. It is also a good thing to limit your guests to less than twenty to make sure that you’ll have fun and get pampered at the same time. Larger number of guests means more entertaining and less time to get pampered.
3. Booking the venue.
The beauty of spa parties is that it can be held anywhere—at home or any rented location, as long as there are couches or sofas that can be used and would offer comfort for your guests. But having it at home will be wiser, as it can cut some costs, and you can do pretty much everything.
4. Preparing the decorations.
Spa party needs very minimal decorations. Lighted candles, potpourri, flowers or scattered petals paired with a soothing music will actually do.
5. Getting the right food and beverages.
Another good thing about spa parties is that they do not need a lot of and/or heavy food since you are not after the food; you are after the pampering experience. Light and refreshing food like fresh salads, cucumber slices, fruits, crackers and biscuits paired with healthy organic dips will do. For the beverages, lemonade and homemade fruit-flavoured water will do. But you can always prepare anything that you wish, especially those preferred by your guests.
With your own creativity, you can make a spa party at home an even better way to connect and spend time with people you hold dear without getting wasted and/or stressed afterward. This also offers you a time to actually have quality and intimate bonding with friends and family. Sometime asking for help from an expert like Manilyn Moreno that specializes in event planning would be a great idea. And oh, she also writes for a catering software company.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
A friendly reminder:
Did Googlebot aka spider ... Crawl to your blog or website for the day yet? If not, probably is time to ping your blog/website!
Googlebot is Google's web crawling bot (sometimes also called a "spider"). Crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index. By doing so, it will help with the increase search engine results on Google, perhaps some traffic jump as well ;)
Friday, May 31, 2013
Are you the kind of person who reads about a destination and then fires up Google Chrome and books a ticket? Or do you jet off to a destination, purchase a book in duty free and then spend the rest of your trip being inspired and led blindly by the words on your page?
I’ve always been a bit of both.
I often use books as a starting point for my research into travelling – and quite often I’ll read a beautiful poem or paragraph from a novel describing somewhere in such a wonderful way that mind then won’t rest until I’ve seen it for myself. But I also read a lot when I’m actually there – fuelling my mind with more inspiration and wanderlust than I started with.
The thing about travel is too – that’s it’s hugely subjective. Everyone’s take on somewhere is different – everyone’s experiences are varied. You never hear the same two travel tales twice that’s for sure., even to people who were in the very same place at the very same time. The amazing sticky rice and mango that you loved from that Hong Kong street vendor – may have given the guy behind you food poisoning – and I bet anything his story about that day will be miles different from yours.
That’s why I love reading about travel, learning about travel – and of course – the travelling itself. Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of books I’ve enjoyed whilst travelling, but more importantly, these books have spurred me to see and do more. They’ve pushed my feet forward, and they’ve ignited the imagination inside of me – to keep booking those flights and keep the adventure going. The gift of enthusiasm and curiosity these books fill you will make them worth any money you’ll send purchasing them…
This New York Times bestselling author, explores the world via stereotypes here – questioning whether our geographical location is bound to result in whether we’re happier in life. It’s a fun read, and Weiner’s personality makes it worthy of your time too – as he feels like an old friend chatting right thought the paper pages.
2. Across Many Mountains – YangzomBrauen
This is the story of three women (one family, different generations) and their journey across their country – during the war time. It’s a powerful piece and it’s gripping from the moment you pick it up. But mainly, it fills you with all the pleasure and curiosity that reading about a journey should – along with the heartbreak and sadness of the powerful plot.
3. The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
For those who have dreamed of travelling the world – but don’t see a way of making it possible (perhaps because of time constraints or money restraints) this book will give you so much motivation and courage to move forward with your plans. I talked to so many people who have found themselves stuck in their lives – and after reading this book the felt freedom to go out and at least try to make those dreams happen.
4. A Year in the World – Frances Mayes
This tale of travelling has been written by someone blatantly in love with travel and all things travel related. In fact, when reading this book it’s hard not to be injected with a little bit of her enthusiasm for the world. This book is made up of many stories, antidotes and tales that lead you around the world in a glorious circle of beauty and knowledge.
5. The Beach – Alex Garland
For those back packers reading this article – or student travelers looking to explore the paradise that is Thailand, you can’t get a much better book than this. It’s full of travelling information (you’ll even get a few tips when reading this) but it’s also written through the eyes of someone like yourself who is living their adventure right in front of you. I was hooked on this book and read it within a few days, and it definitely played a part in my visit to Thailand years later.
Milda is the Community Manager @ AsiaRooms. Born in Lithuania (love it!), studied in the UK, travelled around Asia and USA, taught in Africa and now residing in Singapore where, equipped with a strong cup of coffee and surrounded by an amazing team I’m blogging about travels, cultures, events and hotels in Asia.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Begin your spring transition by welcoming the spirit of spring into the heart of your home... Your bed. With the addition of floral textiles you can enjoy waking up refreshed as you lie under a bed of flowers. The smallest change can do wonders for your Feng Shui, so check out spring sales or utilize a Kohl's coupon to find great deals on color, patterns and prints that will make your room feel like a whole new space.
Wall and shelve space is a great place to embellish your house with images or items that celebrate the season. Bring the delicate outside world inside with organic imagery, reading material and works of art. Photographs, paintings, wall sculpture or botanical books will praise the flora and fauna of spring in the empty areas of your home that need a little joy.
What better way to indulge in fresher produce of the season than served over garden-themed dinnerware? Everyone loves good food, but spectacular food presentation is a bonus. As a full sensory experience enhanced by visual composition, every meal will become a work of art this season.
With cookouts and other fun outdoor activities on the horizon, there's nothing better to have on hand than a juicer and glass beverage dispenser. Perfect for social gatherings, you can enjoy serving fresh squeezed fruit juices, iced teas or even cocktails at your home garden party this spring. Savor the sweet life.
What better way to bring spring inside the home than to actually fill your home with live plants? Abstract, organic planters accentuates rooms and provide an ideal habitat for succulents and other low maintenance plants that add character and charm to living spaces. Nothing makes a home more comfortable than the presence of living things, so bring the garden inside if you truly want to freshen up your home.
These simple home additions will brighten up your living space to reflect the season of great change without much time, money or hassle. Give your home the spring makeover it deserves. After all, the birds and bees shouldn't be the only ones to enjoy the season.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Inside the main dining area, they've got a whole lot more modern piece than other ramen spots. It's funky in decor, and has that Japanese attention to detail. Compared to the other Ramen place I have been to, Ippudo was considered quite roomy. There's a sort of wooden banyan tree whose little wooden branches spread out dendritically across the whole ceiling. It's really cool and unique like that. The tables are laid out rather whimsically - there's a round one, a bar with several stools facing an open kitchen, booths on the opposite wall, and another bar type of area. The staff were basically all Japanese and exceedingly welcoming and friendly.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Get to Know the Seller
When you are buying something online, get to know the seller to avoid getting scammed. Ask the seller some questions about the item you are considering purchasing. When you receive the answers to the questions, it will give you a feel for the person you are dealing with. When they are polite and courteous with their responses, you can be reasonably sure that you are dealing with someone of good character.
Don’t Open Links in Your Email
Do not under any circumstances ever open up an email from an unknown sender. One of the favorite tricks of scammer is to send malicious software all over the world through their mass spam mailings. When a person an unwary victim is unfortunate enough to click on one of these links, the malicious software will be used to steal their identities and any other information they can get from their computers.
Shop at Places with a Good Record for Customer Service
One of the best ways to avoid getting scammed by online companies is to use companies that have a stellar reputation for providing excellent customer service. When you shop at a company that always works with consumers to make sure they are satisfied, you know that you can shop with confidence. Shoppers can find out if a company has a good record in their dealings with customers by ordering a customer satisfaction report. Look at resources like http://www.mshare.net/feedback-channels to find out how well companies provide customer service to their online shoppers.
Be Wary at all Times
The scams that these criminals come up with are always changing, but one scam that they can always count on is by appealing to shoppers’ greed. If you see a deal that seems like it is too good to be true online, then in all likelihood it is a scam. Be very careful not to get so excited by a good deal that the scam catches you by surprise. Always approach any transaction online with caution, and you will avoid getting burned.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The event had attracted over thousands of visitors came to the building for their celebration of spring market and the whole place was alive with great music, panel discussions, cocktails, wine, food, speakers, demonstration and more. During the event, there was some awesome panel discussion and presentation by famous interior designers.
The DDB spring market event was amazing and very exciting to see all the new product launch from different showrooms, I especially enjoyed the great media coverage from all the top notch interior designer bloggers who came to the event! Thumb up for Niedermaier showroom for hosting such an amazing bloggers lounge! ;)