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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ShopWiki, Shopwise

South Korea has very well-established online shopping websites. I enjoyed the ease of having to choose clothing items at the comfort of my swivel chair; I really didn’t enjoy going out during the peak of summer and extremes of winter. My orders arrive usually in three days. Payment is also secure. When I went back to my country, online shopping was definitely something that I really missed. Good thing shopwiki helped sustain my conspicuously consumptive shopping behavior. I enjoy buying clothes online because they could be unique in your own country. The design is one of a kind and so your clothes, if not you yourself, stand out. Shoes are also good to shop online. These days, I’m into Crocs. I like the fact that it’s ergonomic. Shopwiki provides a good selection of this brand. I recently bought a pair in one of the malls out here only to find out that there had already been a lot of newer arrivals online. I’m also planning to buy sunglasses. They can basically be worn here in the Philippines most of the time as we only have two seasons: summer and summer. At Shopwiki, you can easily browse for sunglasses by brand, price, and function.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Seasons' Sunglasses

This November was a very busy month for me. I applied for a scholarship (Monbukagakusho) for my masters; the workplace has been very boring lately and continuing my studies would be the best anti-dumbing cerebral cream. So yeah, I had to prepare a lot of requirements, including a thesis proposal, something which I always find as a source of extreme anxiety. I had to go to the embassy on a one hot Tuesday, and the sun was at it’s maddest on that day. Good thing that I never fail to bring my designer sunglasses my father gave me. It was a black tinted Anarchy visors, square with round edges, full frame, with a very class curve. I always wear it when I go out because I think (and my Mom also thinks, yeah) that it does its job well. Not only are sunglasses meant for shielding your eyes from sunlight and harmful UV rays, but they are also accessories that help highlight that which deserves to be highlighted. In my case, it’s my nose. It’s not that really tall, but the shape is all right; it’s there. My Anarchy visors also compliment my oval face as it tones down its oval-ness, making it appear more chiseled, broader, and mannequinesque. My sister also wears women's sunglasses. Hers is a pink Chanel with a plastic frame. The lenses perfectly match the bangs and curls of her hair. Her Chanel makes her look more sophisticated and chic. Sunglasses are perfect gifts for Christmas, especially in a country where the sun seldom sets, literally. Ray Ban sunglasses are the most popular visors in the Philippines and you can see a lot of imitations here and there. Some are good imitations but I’m not just sure about the quality. Who would like to wear sunglasses that work like binoculars? If you are looking for designer sunglasses, visit Sunglasses Online. Delivery is gratis, and they deliver everyday. The website has the following brands: Anarchy, Angel, Arnette, Body Glove, Dolce and Gabbana, Gargoyles Sunglasses, Ray Ban, and Vogue. You can easily browse the website for visors just by clicking on the search filters at the left hand side of the site. Browse for designer sunglasses, polarized sunglasses, Aviator, Men’s, Women’s, Performance sunglasses, oversize sunglasses (we call them “bee” visors), and wrap around sunglasses. You arrow your search by price range.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Anti-bettyful Movement

I and my friends launched the anti-Betty movement this year. We realized that good employment opportunities come with good looks and good grades. We have the latter already. Haha. So we decided that before this year ends, we’d go to season sales in malls and splurge our 13th-month pay on fashion items. For eyeglasses, I think holiday glass frames from Zenni Optical would definitely put an end to dreadful Bettyful glasses. The popular online eyeglasses shop boasts a wide array of eye wear. The prices are also very affordable even if you factor in the shipping cost. You can even get $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses from Zenni.

Anyhow, these fresh, green-rimmed glasses would be the perfect treat to freshen up my face this turn of the year. Frame Color Choices: Dark purple on top, Purple at bottom; Black on top, Red at bottom; Dark green on top, Green at bottom.
A medium-small contemporary and fashionable tylish looking full-rim frame.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Blog has Just Sprouted

I just got my new domain! ^^;
I'd appreciate it if you could link A Break from Monotony on your site.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Beat the Fear of the Blank White Page

I was a student before. I think college life was the most challenging and difficult. Sometimes the professors are just plain sadists that they think that it is only their subject that students attend. Oftentimes I had to skip sleeping, and having sleepless nights was the norm rather than the exception when I was attending college. There are paper works to do everywhere! There are assignments here and there. Sometimes I just can not help but wish that there would be an extra 8th day for rest. Why did God only created seven days? Well, I guess He have his reasons. When I was surfing the net, I stumbled upon this website which offers uber busy students the chance to be lazy at times. offers compare and contrast essay, classification Essay, dissertation research proposal, and much more. Though I am not really sure that these kinds of website are really, you know, helpful in general terms, but I guess we all have to answer our emergencies really decidedly fast at times. It is inevitable that a crisis would not hit a typical college student so we need a little help here and there. Yeah, writing a thesis proposal has been the most difficult. I really do not want to go back to those times. There was the pressure, the pimples, the zits, and everything that could sprout like mushrooms on my face. It was a general plague area, and yeah, not to mention the sleepless and restless nights of conceptualizing for the research paper writing and for the actual research on a particular site. There were also surveys. But I do not really want to settle for less. Having a bachelor’s degree would not cut in this very competitive world so I think I am pursuing my masters degree. There is a general worry though that some knowledge has been forgotten during the hiatus period from undergraduate moments to graduate studies. The good thing is if you are unsure of what to do for your master’s dissertation, you can always consult which offers us the chance to refresh our skills on writing quality research papers. It also can aid in finding the right topic for you. It has a list of good and available research paper topics, tips and general rules of writing, and of course a sample research paper. And if the push comes to a shove, though I really don’t encourage it, you can buy a custom-made paper from masterpapers.

Home-based Part-time Job

YehBefore I started working, I never had the slightest idea of how 10 bucks could be that difficult to earn. Every hour is so tiring, repetitive (to a certain extent), if not at all boring. Of course this is specialization. My job is very much focused on doing technical inspection that I really don’t anticipate something new everyday. My salary is ‘ayt’ too; I could use more. I started looking for home-based freelance writing, and I think I have found the perfect supplement. offers everyone with at least more-than-high-school-level writing proficiency freelance writing opportunities, which can make the concept of “savings” possible in today’s expensive living standards. I am really enticed to join team because they offer their writers the freedom to choose the topic on which they’re adept about. Writers can also choose the time when they’re most free to take on a task, i.e., tasks are not assigned; they’re grabbed. Compensation is also commensurate to the quality of work that a writer produces. There are also no strict and unreasonable demands form the writers except of course professionalism, compliance to customer’s description, and of course production of non-plagiarized work. I know a lot of people who need extra money to propel their selves monthly. I think this job for writers should do the trick.

Monday, November 17, 2008

When Silver Becomes not Second Best

I cannot go public without wearing an accessory or jewellery. I just wear a plain silver thumb ring and a leather necklace. The bold blackness of the leather matches the sheen of the silver; they’re my usual accessories. My sister acquired a bit of my fashion sense, too. She is turning 13 this month and she’s asking me to buy her a thin silver necklace that has an accompanying “vampire” pendant. I guess she has read too much S. Meyer. Anyhow, since I do online shopping my sister and I decided to scour the internet for a vamp necklace. We stumbled on, website that sells sterling silver jewellery. I thought my sister is not going to be interested in the designs this online jewellery shop sells, but this particular item caught her eye (she is also a Little Mermaid fan) and asked me to buy as well. She really has a sense of good timing as it’s nearing Christmas, and there the 13th month pay is also as good as being encashed. Yeah, I’ll be ordering this silver necklace with a heart and purple dangling starfish. It’ll make her birthday special. For my mom, I think I’d get her silver bangles. She hasn’t been to this website yet. I’m going to refer this to her. Sterling silver bracelets sound good to my dad as well. I might buy for him a thick silver chain with a rugged design. I am pretty confident about the quality of the silver jewelleries here. Aside from being established for already 2 years, only sells silver jewelleries that have a .925 stamp. Customers from the UK are also rest assured to receive quality customer care service, enjoy on-time shipping and return policies. The prices are affordable without a tradeoff in terms of quality.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Clipper Cuts haven't Looked this Great!

I was never fussy about my hairstyle when I was in college. Mine was just plain trimmed everytime it grows disheveled. I trust my barber and his clipper cutting techniques. I might not have had ‘style’ before, but neither was my non-style bad, thanks to my barber. When I stayed in Korea, I felt a bit apprehensive to sit on a barber shop chair. I was afraid that the barber might ruin my status-quo hairdo. But yeah, I don’t have any other choice, do I? So before my hair gets mistaken for an avian nest, I went to the barber shop near my dormitory. I didn’t expect that the barber would still perform clipper cutting as my friend told me that Koreans use different hair cutting tools. There are, as it turned out, two kinds of barber shops in Korea: for Ajjoshis (middle-aged men) and for the trendier generation; I’m on the crossroads. But I really think that the ajjoshi barber didn’t massacre my hair. In fact, I liked it. There was style; my hair looks like it was crafted by something else. I also learned that in Korea you can’t just open up your own salon without studying the art of hair cutting, or at least having undergone training through clipper cutting videos or taking short courses on hair cutting. You could actually study clipper-cutting at home!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Ring

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger?

There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.

* Thumb represents your parents
* Second (Index) finger represents your siblings
* Middle finger represents yourself
* Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
* Last (Little) finger represents your children

Do this:

* Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.
* Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip (as shown in the figure below):
  • Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)… they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong.
  • Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)… they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own famlies and will have their own separate lives.
  • Join the Index fingers again and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)… they will open too, because the children will also get married and settle down on their own someday.
  • Finally, join your Little Fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised that you just CANNOT… because Husband and Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!
from My Rocking Cradle

Monday, November 03, 2008

Quality Images Come for Free

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Glasses Need Not be Expensive

Fashionable sunglasses need not be expensive. Zenni Optical offer a variety of eyewear ranging from visors, single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and, progressive lens. What’s good about these glasses is the frame. I have always been a color coordinated person since I knew how to don myself with clothes that won’t take the biscuit. Visit the website and choose from a wide variety of affordable yet quality variable dimension frames from zenni. Zenni means great eyeglasses for less. And yeah, if you’ve been a couch potato these days, Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Try out great glasses from Zenni Optical.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Prepare for the Glare

The sun never sets in the Philippines, literally, and wearing sunglasses is the way to dress to kill. I have 8 pairs of sunglasses and two of them have been bought online. I was really pleased to receive my visors that perfectly accent my chiseled face. If you are looking for a good online shop to buy glasses, try browsing through the incredible stylish new frames from Zenni. I am amazed at the variety of frames and designs of Zenni glasses that ordering just a pair wouldn’t be enough, especially that the price is unforbidding. You can even get a Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses. And if you have been watching TV these days, Zenni Optical was on FOX news!

Visionary Meets Reality

“We need visionaries if our country is to prosper”. These words are indelibly printed on my head. My professor was a visionary himself, and he doesn’t just content himself with intangible visions. He give them body. He transforms them into reality. I’m playing my cards well so my visions, as young as I am, will not be just a wisp of smoke that can dissipate anytime. I mentioned in my other entry that I read biographies. This time, I came across a brief life story of Mr. Jim Piccolo. He was the founder of Nouveau Riche University. Establishing a institute for higher learning is a herculean task, something that’s not easily achieved nor maintained. It requires ability, a vision bordering on the concrete, and a person of integrity. Jim Piccolo’s background has enabled him to open up Nouveau Riche, a real estate investment college. He brings with him more than twenty years of extensive experience in the business field, enabling him to unlock the knowledge on business how-to’s. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of a privately held multi-national manufacturing company, and later became the head of a publicly traded international marketing company based in the US. Mr. Jim Piccolo’s adeptness at dealing with international business concerns cannot be underestimated as his teacher was Experience. He sums up his business principle succinctly: "To succeed", he says, "you must build relationships and recognize that you create your own success when you create success for others."

Scam or Not?

I love reading biographies. The most recent one I’ve read was Margaret Thatcher’s. Being a social science major, I found the Iron Lady’s statecraft something that is unparalleled in modern politics. I dreamt of attending Oxford but of course the barriers are more real than what I could have imagined. I contented myself reading her life stories and the books she penned herself. For me, this is the best way, albeit a consolatory one, to learn from the masters. I’m her protégée from the distance. Haha. Good for you if you are in Phoenix AZ, US, you can grab the opportunity to learn real estate investments from the pros. Nouveau Riche University has an battalion of reputable real estate instructors who can bring you from the level of reading biographies to real-time, face to face, interactive learning. There is no Nouveau Riche scam when your teachers have diplomas from equally reputable universities. Visit Nouveau Riche’s website and know first hand why Nouveau Riche scam is a benevolent scam, whatever that means. You can read from the university’s website success stories of its alumni and alumnae, and why you have to join Nouveau Riche scam. You can also find a wealth of resources and information about the university by visiting Nouveau Riche’s official blog. Take your pick from more than 30 real estate investing and business related classes: short sales, wholesaling, fix & flip, business financial management, foreclosures, retirement plan investing, buying out of state deals and more.

Sight of Affluence

A website layout tells more about site than any homepage graphics or introductory remarks. I especially like Nouveau Riche’s innovative web layout where organization, professionalism, vivacity, and success are reflected. More than just being an eye candy to visitors, the real estate university’s website provides a clutter-free presentation of what the institution can offer. Nouveau Riche offers cutting-edge curriculum for students having a penchant for real estate investment. The university ensures that its graduates will have the best brew of real estate astuteness by mixing theory, concepts, hands-on, practicality, and real life experiences in classroom instruction. Nouveau Riche is also offering extensive workshops for people having the same goals and interests. Participants can take part in case studies, classroom discussion and role-plays that can aid better information retention. The learning approach in Nouveau Riche is non dogmatic, far from traditional, and like its website layout, innovative. If you feel that you have a knack for real estate investment, or even if you don’t feel like you have the “it”, you can try to visit the university’s site and explore the things it offers for the wealthy people in the making. Experience professional facilitation from expert instructors in Nouveau Riche.