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Monday, September 22, 2008

Looking for Work online is not easy

If you are looking for high paying work online, I must admit it is not easy. But there are plenty of writing work that pays a meagre amount like from 0.55 cent to 0.7 cent per word. It does not even constitute 1 cent per word making USD1 per 100 words. That's because there are too many freelancers especially from India and Philippines or parts of Russia willing to work at this rate bringing the price down for article writing. Then, there are those that pays 1.5 cents per word but then they require at least 3 articles per day or something like that. It is not easy to get freelance work that pays well but if I have the luck, it may come one day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Raining Heavily

I just came back from breakfast in one of the local eatery for 'dim sum' when it started pouring heavily. It was raining cats and dogs and of all days, I forgot to put the umbrella back into the car. So I had to dash for the car in the rain in this monsoon season. With a wet weather like this, it is better to stay indoors and do some light reading or update my blog as what I am doing right now. Luckily, there is no thunder and lightning, otherwise my external modem will be 'fried' and rendered useless. One tip that I have learnt is that never turn on the modem when there is lightning which may cause short circuit delivering powerful electricity to the modem.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You Don't Mess with The Zohan

Well given that I am a huge fan of Sandler but an even bigger fan of Star Wars, imagine my surprise when I chose this over the Clone Wars! Well I wasn't let down! Once again we are given a (kind of slapstick) comedy from Adam Sandler that has enough heart to make you care about the characters, and enough story that you feel that the movie is going somewhere.

While there was plenty of material to entertain adults and the like i.e. sex jokes, references to other movies and politics, there was also enough visual comedy to keep younger viewers entertained e.g. silly fight scenes and animal jokes.

While the cinema was mixed with very different ages, I disapproved with parents taking very young children to see this movie, as the sex humour was very raunchy, funny, but not for young kids.

Would be a good date movie! Otherwise, it's just a great night out at the flicks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Paralympic Sports Beijing

In this YouTube, you can watch paralympic sports in China just after Beijing Olympics. It is held at the same place in the bird's nest stadium. My heart goes out to the handicapped sportsmen who display true sportsmanship by trying their best to win despite their condition. They don't look themselves as disabled but with fervent desire and motivation, they hope for the best to win in the paralympic sports just like any other ordirnary men and women. It is heartwarming to see the video and it will lift you up from your blues or petulant nature. The part where they played basketball in their wheel chairs was soemthing new and interesting to me.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Cost of Living Keeps Increasing

The cost of living keeps increasing. And Japan may be in recession. USA was in recession a few months ago. We have to brace ourselves for bad times and tighten our belt. The inflation rate is more than our earnings in Fixed Deposits interest rates. For some, they have to take 2-3 jobs just to get by. With the skyrocketing prices of gas and fuel plus food prices, we have to be more conscious of our spending and bargain at all times. Don't let your hard earn savings be splurge on luxury items. Are they a necessity in the first place? Well, for me, I guess I will have to save more money for rainy days. You never know what's next.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Selling on eBay

I plan to sell my almost new jade pendant which I hardly wear and used stamps through eBay. I have been reading up on eBay and how to sell successfully. There are even some templates for eBay that you can use such as Z-templates. Some are free but you have to search around. I discovered that there are powersellers at bronze level selling at least $1,000 per month for 3 months while the highest level is titanium powersellers selling stuffs amounting to a whopping $150,000 per month. This will take plenty of time taking photos of the stamps, processing the photo and listing them on eBay. After you get a sale or enquiry, you need to post them through the post office. There are options of whether you intend to sell locally or worldwide and need to estimate the shipping price.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Christian the Lion

This is a must watch video showing a tamed lion being rehabilitated in the wild in Africa reuniting with its former care givers. He even introduced them his wife! Friendship knows no bounds and transcends human beings to animals. Imagine the long distance travel to Africa and the difficulty the couple encountered in finding their lion again. It is a touching story with a happy ending.
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