Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Satisfied Customer recommends Theme Lab

I purchased a Domain name from Theme Lab today, via the Entrecard Shop. The whole transaction happened so fast and so smooth. I was so impressed by the dedication of the webmaster at Theme Lab to ensure that I got value for my money (Entrecard EC).

If you're in doubt of the genuineness of the Entrecard Shop, here is a testimonial from a fully satisfied customer of Theme Lab stating without sentiment that the system works. I actually look forward to doing more business with Theme Lab.

Note: This is not a paid review. It is rather the testimony of a satisfied customer and probably a challenge to other Entrecard Licensed Merchants. Theme Lab rocks! Thumbs up for the Entrecard Team!

Joke - Whose Child?

I've been busy lately and have not been able to put up a post. But I felt I should share this joke with you. Enjoy! Warning: I got it in my email box, so I don't know if it is STALE!

Whose Child?

One day Kyle's dad brought home a robot. The robot was special in that it could detect a lie and would slap the person who lied on the face. Kyle returned late from school that day and his dad asked him, "Son why are you late from school?" Kyle answered, "Dad, we had extra classes today".

Much to his astonishment the robot jumped up and slapped Kyle on his face. His dad told him, "Son this robot is special in that it can detect a lie and will then slap the person who lied. Now come on tell me the truth. Why are you late?" "Dad, I went to a movie" "Which movie?" "The Ten Commandments" Immediately, Kyle got a slap on the face from the robot. "Sorry Dad, I went to see the movie Sex Queen". "Shame on you son, when I was your age I never watched obscene movies or misbehaved"

Immediately, the dad gets a tight slap on the face from the robot. Hearing the last sentence, Kyle's mother comes walking out of the kitchen and sarcastically says to her husband, "After all he is YOUR son!!!" To which the robot steps up and gives Kyle's mother a resounding slap on her face!

Most politicians will become jobless if such robot exist! I almost forgot, lawyers, doctors, accountants, you name it!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Learn Basic Html Codes for free !

Yesterday, as I was stumbling from one website to another, I came across a website that provides free tutorial on Website Design’s and related topics. The curious one that I am, I got hooked. I spent over an hour learning basic HTML codes using the tutorials provided on the website.

It was quite interesting. I felt it was a good investment of my time. I made some good discovery but much more, I was happy that I am learning how to go under the hood to see what really makes the engine tick.

The website has an easy approach to the subjects such that as you learn one little code, you can practice it immediately and derive immense pleasure in seeing the code work. You don’t need to install any software or register for anything. Just invest a little time and have fun while accumulating knowledge at the same time.

I sure am going to learn a lot from there. This post is unique just because I have been able to apply some little tricks and tips I learnt from there. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

Yes, the Goal is accomplished. Dumb as it may seem, I feel elated that I didn't abandon the tour because of other people's opinion. Did I learn anything? Yes, I learnt quite a few things. Here are the ones I consider most important.
  • I learnt the power of setting Goal and putting a time limit.
  • I learnt the importance of not celebrating success when you are 75% done. It is not over until you get the trophy.
  • I learnt that there are many wonderful blogs and bloggers.
  • Finally, I learnt that the Entrecard system is unique in the blogosphere.
See the last set of blogs I visited below.

Please note, PowerDropping was not the last blog I visited, it is actually one of the few I visit everyday, but I realised it wasn't in my list and yet the blog that was Number 1,000th was not displaying the Entrecard Widget, so I simply replaced the blog with PowerDropping which is more worthy of the unique position.

To all those who encouraged me I say a big THANK YOU! Also to all those who criticized and express how silly, stupid, un-innovative and dumb the Tour was I say a bigger THANK YOU! ;-)
Finally, to the Entrecard Team I say the biggest THANK YOU!!!
Entrecard Rocks!

Updated 2008: I had to remove the list of visited blogs and replace it with a poor screenshot because I got penalized by Google for having too much links on a page! (Did that when I was a noob. Now I know better) Maybe they will reconsider and return my PageRank.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

It was just for 5minutes!

I watched a movie yesterday that got me sober. The main actor had everything going for him until he decided to take a fling. The fling lasted for just about 5minutes, but the consequence of that extra marital affair was terrible, his whole world practically collapsed!

Too many of us are familiar with such story. Today, as I was going through my bible, I remember the movie and then a little word dropped into my heart. “It has to do with the TIME FRAME you were focusing on when making a decision”.

Too often, we human think in “short-term frame” and our poor decisions are often based on this wrong focus. Often times, spouses who engage in extra marital affairs would not have taken such decision if they were thinking in long-term and weighing all possible outcome of their decision.

Now here is another issue, why do we always feel that God is too slow? The simple reason why we think God is slow is because God thinks within Eternity Frame while we human thinks within Time Frame. Give it a shot. He wouldn’t be bothered whether Sarah is 18 or 90 because He had it all figured out over a Long-term RangeEternity! But that wasn’t a comfortable idea for Abraham and Sarah. They had to help him out. So came in Hagar and you know the rest of the story.

Beloved, if you are facing challenges and you are about taking a critical decision, please ask yourself “Am I focusing on Eternity or I am thinking in Short-term?” Short Term thinking can result in foolish decisions which later gives birth to terrible consequences.

May the Lord God Almighty grant us understanding and wisdom to conduct our earthy affairs in a manner that will endure the test of time. Shalom.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Is my blog the Ugliest?

I wonder if my blog is the ugliest blog around. I received a visitor to my blog in the wee hours of today. The person was so angry with my statement that the blogs that I have visited can be categorised into the GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY and the WEIRD. The person under the camouflage of Anonymous dropped some unprintable words in the comment section.

I was just surprised that someone can get so upset when I have not pinpointed his or her blog as being the UGLY or the WEIRD! Anyone that has visited more than ten blogs in their lifetime will agree that some blogs layout design are simply ugly (maybe mine is among, you are left to judge) yet they have quality content! Yet some have beautiful designs but are simply lacking in quality content.

Since I did not call any blog names, I guess it is plain wickedness someone calling me unprintable names just because I viewed my opinion. After-all it is boldly stated that this blog is all about my online diary. If you don't like the content of my diary, you can simply write what you like in yours and share it :-) There is no need looking for who to pick a quarrel with.

All said and done, I think I have one of the ugliest LOGO, but I love it! It is copyright protected!!! (Just kidding, lol) Cheers.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Goal almost accomplished!

Yes, I've done about 90% of the tour. Now, I am optimistic that the February 29th deadline is a reality. Find below the Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Wierd. Not sorted into categories because I don't want to be sued! (Just kidding :-)

Update: List of blog removed because I got penalized by Google for pasting too many links in a post. :-( Hope they will reconsider and restore my PR!


My bible tells me that this is the day that the Lord God has made, I should rejoice and be glad in it. That statement alone calls for celebration. I made a post yesterday recounting the incident that happened in my home. That post brought the longest single comment I have ever received since I started blogging.

Unfortunately, the commenter decided to remain anonymous. He raised some issues that I am yet to verify. But while I am doing that, I wish to comment on the way a lot of Christians are going about mixing with the multitude today and falling into sins all in the name of celebrating VALENTINE!

While I have no right to tell you what day to celebrate and which one not to celebrate, wisdom demands that we do nothing that jeopardize our fellowship with the Almighty. Committing sexual immorality physically, virtually or even in our imagination is no way to celebrate a day made by God.

If you are planning to do something un-biblical before you stumbled on this post, I plead with you that you stop and repent of such foolishness. God won't understand why you have to sell your birthright just because of February 14th. You know that is true.

So go ahead, make the day what you think it should be, just remember that sometime in the future, you will stand before Him to give account of how you spent today. Shalom

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mummy, happy valentine!

Princess: “Mummy, happy valentine!”
Queen: “Today is not valentine day. It is tomorrow, 14th of February”
Princess: “What is valentine?”

Thus started the early morning lecture. Trust me, I dodged from the scene. I’ll tell you why. I knew it was going to be a lengthy session of question and answers with plenty of explanations on all difficult terms. I didn’t have the time for that as I was running late for work.

Secondly, up till now, the parental-task of giving SEX EDUCATION to our daughters has been a big challenge to me. No thanks to my natural shy nature. My wife is naturally at ease when such topic arise. So when the VALENTINE topic started going round to the issue of what people do on valentine day, I was more determined to keep out of the picture even though I was eavesdropping. My wife did a great job, but I was still bothered (the perfectionist that I am) about the accuracy of the information she gave about the origin of VALENTINE day celebration.

So, how did VALENTINE day started? What is it about? Over to you. Your comments are most appreciated. Don't bother telling me about Google, I’ve already been there. I was not satisfied.

My Entrecard Tour Continues!

I've been able to visit some more blogs. As usual, I met the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. However, some were weird. Find the long list below.

Update: List of blog removed 'cos I got penalized by Google!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Challenge of a Nursing Mother

The baby is just three months old. She looked at him as he lay in his cozy cot. Sleeping away in the wee hours of the day. The innocent look on his face and the chubby cheeks almost brought out the tear she has been fighting back. Here is her bundle of joy sleeping peacefully; ignorant of the fact that mother must leave him for the next seven hours because the maternity leave is over.

Not that she liked the idea of living this little one for such a length of time when he is still so tender and need all the love a mother can provide. The fact is, she has no better option! She must go to work because the family needs the additional income. She quickly placed a soft peck on the rosy cheek of the sleeping-handsome and tip-toed out of the room thinking “Mama said that when I was this tender, I was never left for more than 10minutes. I wish I don’t have to do this”

Thumbs down to all the greedy politicians. There would have been no need for this forceful separation of mother and child at such a tender age, if the natural resources bestowed on the nation has been well managed. Thumbs down to all the greedy past leaders, who through their greed and corruption, has bastardize the economy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Entrecard Members’ Blog Tour Continues

I have resumed my Entrecard Blog tour after a long time off. I received quite a lot of encouragements from the comments posted on my initial post about the tour.

Just as a sign of reciprocating love, I ensured that the blogs I visited first were those of the people that posted those comments. Their blogs are first on the list posted below.

My experience today is not too different from that of other days. I saw a few blog that were not displaying the Entrecard widget. However, that did not bother me since I wasn’t out to acquire 1,000 credits by dropping cards. That can easily be achieved within 4days by continuous dropping.

I came across a lot of blogs with beautiful layouts and powerful contents. Overall, I think it is good to tour the blogosphere. You can only end up becoming a better blogger as you garner experience from the wisdom of other bloggers and learn how not to make the same mistakes that others have made.

The blogs I visited are posted below:

501. Blog Cherry 502. PlayThere 503. Environmentastic 504. TheSerie 505. TheSerie2 506. My Thoughts On Stuff 507. Animes 508. BenSpark 509. Bloody Computers 510. Imod 511. Texas Travel 512. Lee Doyle 513. Karlshome 514. Mums Home 515. Crazy Medical Cases 516. The Chaser's War on Everything TV 517. Klik Digital 518. Beyond Kewl 519. The WVb 520. 521. Entrepreneurs Only 522. Energy This 523. Reyna Elena 524. Fam5 Blog 525. Blogging and Social Sites 526. Digital Order 527. 528. Nothing Of Particular Interest 529. The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely 530. Gearfire 531. online discount shopping 532. Cool Things In Random Places 533. Black Zedd's Basic Literature 534. Blarguments 535. Inspired Money Maker 536. BlueStem Winery 537. 538. Nissan Skyline GT-R's in the USA 539. 24 Hour Paradigm 540. High Stakes Living 541. Online Life Knowledge Experiment 542. Zack Wenthe 543. Change Your Tree 544. Drop Ship Digest 545. Sha Money Maker 546. rice for poor 547. Tom LeDree . Com 548. Internet Entrepreneur 549. Hot Wheels 550. Civil Engeering meets Transport Economics meets Supply Chain Management 551. Video Store Blues 552. Losing It - Getting Fit 553. Money Makers News 554. Just About Dogs 555. Algorithm Betting 556. Investing Adventures 557. GeekSpeak 558. Hawaiian Blog 559. Speedvine 560. Mostly True Stories 561. BudgetCents Blog 562. Heart of Wisdom 563. Crooked Pitch 564. i am jack's design 565. ATV Style 566. Cardielos 567. YOUTUBE MOST VIEWED VIDEO 568. BOS: Seasons 569. Truth About Life 570. A journey towards a better me 571. Geiger 572. Andrew Benton 573. Chicken Fried Therapy 574. Listen, Are you Listening? 575. All Souled Out 576. Contest Beat 577. Adrian Corscadden - Observations of a Student 578. WillYouMind 579. Blank Canvas 580. Gadget District 581. iPentimento 582. StockTube Make Money Online 583. Hollywood's Hot and Sexy Men 584. The Genetic Genealogist 585. 30 Day Man 586. Pizza Recipes 587. People Management 588. Taszara 589. moneyonmoney 590. Keeping Children Safe Online 591. 592. MyAnimes MySpace 593. 594. :: Beautiful :: 595. Breaking The Silence 596. Deb on the Rocks 597. Hacking Your Small Business 598. My Olympic Space 599. WeDreaming 600. Bloggings of a Domain Flipper 601. VP Online! 602. Life & Trends 603. Bakla Ako, May Reklamo? 604. Second-Life Fashion & Social Network 605. Atomic Popcorn Movie and TV reviews 606. Learning About Natural Healing 607. Letters To Businesses 608. Orangeinks 609. Broken Perfection 610. Trend Spike 611. I'm not that girl anymore... 612. Young Urban Professionals nOOk 613. The Optimizer SEO News 614. The 1000 Push Ups Club 615. Earn Blogger 616. Blogs That Make Money 617. 618. John's Tech Blog 619. A.K.A. Mum 620. Idiocrasies Of The English Language - That are fun and funny ' 621. Do Know Evil 622. Baddieverse 623. 624. The Habitation of Justice 625. Tech, How to, Review, Computer, Linux, Dog, Make Money Online 626. GorillaSushi 627. Beauty Recipes 628. My Chronic Life 629. Aloe Vera Blog 630. Impnerd 631. The Hustler 632. Bebo Author 633. On the Horizon 634. No Nonsense Internet Tips 635. Widgets Lab 636. Contestime 637. Latest Free Downloads from iTunes 638. Entrecard 639. Paul Hartrick Dot Com 640. Link Bait Me 641. My Blog 642. Urutora no Hiv 643. Eavesdrop Writer Blog 644. 645. Bloggin-Ads 646. Debo Hobo dot Com 647. Stephan Miller 648. Article Specialist 649. Make Money Online With Etienne Teo 650. Cardiogirl: 19% body fat 100% fun 651. Truebluetitan 652. Black Tennis Pro's 653. ThinRedLine

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Your Special Day - Don't spend it there!

A government officials office, not the best place to spend your special day. Today is a special day for my family. One of us is celebrating birthday. I left home feeling excited after chorusing Happy Birthday with the rest of the family. The whole day was rolling fine until I got a phone call instructing me to go to a government official's office. Unfortunately, I got there in the noon 12:25p.m.

The period when officials have unofficially closed for the day. I had to wait patiently in the office of the assistant to the person I was looking for. While waiting there like a gentleman, his colleagues busts in and out of his office. At first, I thought they were coming in for serious official business, however I started hearing loud sounds of laughter and people giggling from his office. It was obvious that they were there exchanging banters and whiling away the time.

Then it dawned on me that I am in for a long wait. I thought of what to do without appearing rude or froward. I asked the assistant if I could send a note in to notify him that I have been waiting to see him. She objected and advised that I should just peep into his office and say "hello" so that he will know that I am around. At first, I objected because the whole idea sounded un-gentleman-like. However, when I discovered that the waiting was not coming to an end, I acted as she advised.

Unfortunately, the officer was on phone when I finally peeped in, so there was no response to my greeting. He simply continued his telephone conversation as if I never existed. Of course, I had to retreat back to the office of the assistant lest I be accused of intruding into his privacy!

After waiting for another 5minutes or more, I decided to take the bull by the horn. I fished out one of my business cards and I wrote a quick note at the back, informing him that his executive director is the one that sent me. Pronto, he jumped from his seat, abandoned the colleagues he was chatting with and came to the office of his assistant. He told me that he is attending to the issue that brought me right away.

Well that was the beginning of the second phase of my waiting. This particular phase is the one I could do nothing about. I waited until 4.00p.m before I could get out of that office. Ordinarily, I shouldn't have spent more than 15minutes to get the issue I went for resolved. I thank God that I still got what I went for without having to repeat the visit. How I dread Government offices.