Monday, 26 November 2007

Long Walk

I just arrived in London just a few hours ago. After having to walk such a long way from the airport gate just to get to the immigration, I’ve learnt that it really pays to have luggages with wheels or a utility cart to carry all your belongings in. Otherwise the walk can be very long and tiring especially if you’re traveling with children or have a lot of bags to carry. Luckily most luggages today come with good wheels installed. It makes life a lot easier when traveling!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Travel Funds

Sometimes I used to wonder how some lower income level earners in my office could afford to go for expensive holidays especially since they still had school going children who would definitely need the money for their school expenses and books. Later I found out that some of them were actually living beyond their means by using payday loans to help themselves meet their monthly expenses while being able to travel on holidays as well. I was surprised to hear that as I’m very prudent by nature and wouldn’t dream of taking on loans if I didn’t have to. As it is, having a housing loan to my name is already tough enough! What more additional interest payments on payday loans?! Personally, it’s always better live within your means and spend only what you have. Life’s too short to be living in debt to others and there’s always a lot of risk if interest rates could move the wrong way.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Slot Machine Fun

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Thursday, 22 November 2007

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Friday, 16 November 2007

Pretty Trinkets

One of the colleagues I travel with loves shopping and wouldn’t think twice about spending a few thousand on pretty trinkets that catches her eye. On one of our trips, we had quite a long transit at the airport so we walked around the duty free shops to kill some time. We saw some really lovely diamond pendants which were very sweet and sparkly. Unfortunately, it was way beyond my budget. She however, happily picked out one to try on and ended up buying it. Sometimes it’s nice to have lots of spare cash to spend.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Hold up Your TV

I had a privilege of staying in some really nice hotels when I was traveling to Bahrain and Dubai. The sad part was that I didn’t get any time at all to enjoy the wonderful facilities the room came with. I’ve noticed that each of these swanky 5-star hotels always came with plasma TVs mounted on a false wall with sony tv wall brackets. I think it’s because wall mounted TVs save more space compared to a TV on top of a console and for a small hotel room, space is a very important feature!

I really like the sleekness and the concept of having a TV on the wall. Unfortunately when we bought our plasma TV, Dad wasn’t for hanging it on the wall as he was worried the wall brackets might give way. I should have shown him Dekomount which sells high quality TV wall brackets which are strong and secure enough to hold up an expensive plasma TV! Maybe someday for my own house I can have that! Although the cost of buying a console is probably cheaper than getting a false wall made!

Christmas Ideas

I’ve been cracking my head at what gift to get the bf for Christmas. It’s never easy buying gifts for guys as they have such a limited choice! Unlike women who have so many options to choose from, from jewellery to clothes and spas, the choice is limitless! For guys, they only have clothes or electronic accessories or for that occasional metrosexual guy, some bling to spice up their wardrobe!

I was doing some surfing online for gift ideas when I recalled a site I used to go to while in Australia. It was called and had a whole host of discounted branded sunglasses ranging from Gucci to Dior. It was a pity I couldn’t afford those then on a student budget! I surfed there again and was really pleased to see that they sold electric shavers as well from reputable brands such as Braun and Philips. Maybe some Braun Shavers would be a good Christmas idea?

Care for the Elderly

I used to be a student in Australia for 3 years. While I was there, I noticed many cultural differences between the East and West that I had never realized. One of it was the breakdown of family ties between parents and their children as the parents grew older. Many a time, the aged parent in the West would be put into a nursing home. The children often claim that it was for their own benefit as there they would have round the clock care, people of their own age to mix around with and people to look after them when the children are working. However, I personally think it’s wrong to abandon your parents in their golden years when they took care of you all your life, from the time you were a helpless baby till you grew up.

Sure, they may need more care and attention but at the end of the day, they are the parents who have sacrificed everything for your wellbeing. However, I do also see the point of those who have sick parents who may need round the clock care. It may be difficult for working children to care for those. Nevertheless, it’s not an easy decision to make and the children should think it through carefully and do lots of research at great sites such as before they make the decision to place their parents in a nursing home.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Help for my holiday fund

I’ve been longing for a nice holiday recently. Unfortunately nice holidays come with a steep price tag as well especially with the recent rising prices of fuel and air travel. My few trips overseas this year has made me realise how expensive an economy class ticket to somewhere like Europe can be. We’re supposed to be going to UK next year but I’ve been getting really tempted by the summer sales in Hong Kong, especially since I’m in dire need of a new wardrobe.

A friend suggested that I try taking a payday loan which according to her is really easy to get. It’s Faxless Payday Loans so the administrative process is a lot shorter and less complicated. She said the money is deposited into the bank account of your choice very quickly and you can repay them from the same bank account at an agreed upon date. While I guess that option will help me tide over a holiday, I think I’ll personally prefer to use my savings for it instead of getting myself into more debt.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Would You Buy Essays?

When I was in University, I used to wonder how some students who partied all night still managed to produce wonderful essays that got them fantastic grades. Later, I discovered that some of them actually would buy essay pieces from online essay services which guaranteed a high quality and original essay for their submission purposes. They provide services for people at every academic level from Bachelor degrees all the way up to PhDs. They actually provide custom writing services so each essay is unique and different. It sounds tempting especially if you need a good degree to depend on. However, personally, I don’t think I’ll succumb to that.