Glove up! Or not  

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Halfway through my semester in Perth, I'm going to slowly freeze. My hands, at least. The first time I experienced Fall, I thought, "wow, good thing I brought my gloves". Turns out, they didn't do anything to keep my hands warm. They were cheap gloves from China, I think. But somehow I'm thinking of Mickey when I think of them. Not sure how they're related.... Oh wait, I first experienced Fall in Japan. THAT'S WHY I KEEP THINKING OF MICKEY! I was in Disneyland while I was there. Anyway, between the cheap gloves and Michael Kors (leather gloves), it's undecided. On one hand, I would totally love the warmth in leather; on the other, I'm a masochist.

TV mounts  

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The last time I wrote about plasma mounts, I hoped a tv would fall on all annoying people (or maybe it was kids). Then recently in the news, a huge CRT tv fell on a kid. Now, I've never held a plasma tv before, so I don't know if they're heavy, but if they were to fall, can they crush you?

Tying up loose ends  

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My parents bought a new life insurance package a while back and I really like the reason behind the purchase. They've been investing in properties for at least a year now. These houses are paid with borrowed money (from the bank) and every month a certain sum is paid back. Now should anything happen to them, they've made sure that the insurance they bought would be enough to cover these loans so the kids (who know nothing about their business with banks and properties) won't have to worry. Isn't that swell?

Auto insurance quotes  

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When you buy a new car, you need to insure it. (You really do, those little Kancils will crumple in a crash). Most car dealers include insurance in your purchase like a promotion package. But it's always advisable to shop around for auto insurance quotes before you sign off on anything. Compare rates and coverage and look out for fees and fine printed terms and conditions. Who knows, you may actually find a better deal somewhere.

RV repair  

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In Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike stole an RV so the Scooby Gang could run from Glory. But somewhere in the desert, they were attacked by the Knights of Byzantium. In the end, Giles was impaled and crashed the RV. Bet they could've used a good sam rv repair service then. But if your life ain't that exciting, doesn't matter. You'll still need help when your RV fails on the road. So, before you leave for that trip, make sure you've found an RV service plan.

Term life insurance  

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Not to sound like a moron who watches too many procedural shows, but if you know your spouse is going to die soon, which under what circumstances is open to debate, *hint wink nudge*, you probably shouldn't buy life insurance covering the to-be-deceased. It'll shed a suspicious light on you! You could however get term life insurance quotes, and figure out another way to deal with the cash. However, if you're on the other side, you know you may die soon, go ahead and get a term life insurance. *Conditions applied. I.e. they're not going to insure you if it's a suicide.

Check out counters  

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In Woolworths (Australian supermarket chain), in order to make for a more efficient check out system, they gotten customers to check out items themselves. You're your own cashier and bagger. You get to "play" with barcode scanners and press buttons and all that fun stuff. And while check out girls and boys make it look easy, it's not that simple. Mostly because you're unfamiliar with it but on the other hand, somewhat simple. There are instructions and a support personnel will be there to assist you if you screw up. Isn't that swell?

Belly fat  

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I think I have one centimetre of belly fat. I could think of a couple of causes why I have it. Munching on cookies like nobody's business, using my laptop for 10 hours straight, not exercising, and a handful of other things, I'm sure. I need to rid belly fat or die blubbering! I'm slowly taking steps but probably not the right ones. I went for a short ping pong session the other day. I'm looking at badminton this Friday. Unfortunately, I'm impartial to running. I hate the dry sensation I feel in my mouth and lips. That, and I'm still worried about my security. One step at a time!

Business plans  

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Business plans are like screenplays that lay out the company's goals -- they help you make decisions. They're also what potential investors will be reading when you need to raise capital. Therefore, it's important that you have a great business plan to start with. As with resources everywhere to help you prepare a great resume, there are business plan consultants to help you prepare great business plans. By working with business plan consultants, you stand to gain insight as some have amassed experience that you don't have by yourself. Of course, you still have to be involved in the process in order to work towards success, because this isn't homework nerds do for you and that you forget later on.

Side effects of diet pills  

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Has anyone ever wondered about the side effects of pills they consume, especially those of diet pills? Considering how much people care about their appearances, I suppose the only side effect they focus too much on are the positive ones. How much would I lose? Do I need to do exercise with these? Ultimately, diet pill side effects are important to note, because y'know, they could cause irreparable damage to your liver, costing thousands in medical bills. But hey, at least you'll be thin.

Strivectin reviews  

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You know consumer review sites that look kind of dodgy? Most of them look really fake but they do give you an idea on how the ingredients in anti wrinkle products like strivectin sd work (or not). After that, it's always good to follow up with your dermatologist on what you have learnt. On the other hand, you can always watch E! and see what the celebrities are using.

HGH supplements  

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Everyone's talking about living healthier nowadays; whether they really do, is an entirely different discussion. Some people go for simpler methods of healthy living like protein supplements, some go for HGH (Human Growth Hormones). From what I've read, hgh supplements are magic-in-a-pill. Apparently, they're great against ageing and weight gain. Eating it is like taking a sip from the Fountain of Youth -- your body feels younger which means improved sexual functions; less body fat; better muscle mass, bone density, etc. Woah, isn't science scary?

Acne Treatments  

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I have a friend who had some pretty serious (subjective term) acne problems on his face. He tried lots of products but they never seemed to work. Two years later, I see him again and gee whiz, his face has cleared up! I asked him what he used? He just said he drank lots of water and basically just removed toxins from his body. If that works for your face, body acne treatments can work like this too, can't they? While removing toxins may cure the problem, acne treatment products seem to target physical problems -- they may relieve acne for a while. I'll conclude, with my non-existent expertise, that the ideal treatment is to complement removing toxins with body acne treatments.

Slacking or just procrastinating?  

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There's something inherently wrong with me and getting up and doing something -- like getting a job. Could it be chronic procrastination? It's so difficult to get started on something. But once I do get started, I'll be in the zone and on a roll. Besides, I have no excuse to not look for jobs. There are options in newspapers, job portals, and through networks. So why am I still sitting here bumming the days away?

What a long day  

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I sent my laptop in for a service yesterday and it already feels like forever. Did you know the internet can change one's perception of time and space? It feels like I've done so much, yet so little. So much because I feel as though I have all the time in the world, so little because I'm bumming. The only productive thing I've done since yesterday is make a batch of chocolatey oreo goodness. Here's to a more productive tomorrow!

Miami vacations  

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For those looking for a warm winter in Miami, you're out of luck this year, as you would have known by now. Miami's cold as heck! But fret not, I think you may get great deals from miami hotels because of this. There's some really swanky looking hotels too. Well, in the case of extremely cold weather, you may like to stay indoors in their casinos. They have land based and sea based casinos, I've heard. Just be careful with sea based ones. I imagine it to be like an Alcatraz - escapable, but difficult.

Self-justification or pure honesty?  

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When ppl are asked to introduce themselves, some would say they used to be bad tempered but now they're not as. (I've been guilty of it myself.)

On hindsight, it seems pathetic that they're justifying their behaviour to strangers. And also a bad impression management choice. So what motivates them to do it?

Automated External Defibrillators  

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You know that little machine Daniel Craig used in Casino Royale? It's called an AED (Automated External Defibrillators). It seems pretty useful to have around when in life threatening situations, like illegal drug experiments on yourself. These nifty little toys have been built in a way that even your grandmother would know how to use them. (I'm sorry grandparents. It's a generalization.)

But then again, what we also often see in movies is that, it takes a while for the kits to recharge, wasting precious time. In Knight Rider (2009), Kitt had to calibrate the strength of his output to give Mike (the modern day Michael) a good jolt when the AED couldn't recharge in time.

Moving across country  

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The beginning of a new phase in life scares the bejesus out of me. If I were to stay in Australia, what the heck would I do? I don't think staying in Perth works either, I need the city! That means cross country moving ladies and gents. I really am thinking about starting a career somewhere. It's just a real pity I'm not doing Finance or some other professional field. What would I do? I'll probably pack up my stuff and move to a big city and cry because I can't find a job. Heh.

SEO: Directory submission  

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SEO (search engine optimization) was something I was dabbling in not too long ago because I wanted to increase my site traffic and one way to do it was to submit my site to directories. I did submit a couple of them, but ultimately, it didn't really work because my content wasn't niche enough. But hey, if you have good content, it just may work for you. Some people look at SEO software to help simplify their work. Some say, the best web directory is one who won't get you blacklisted by Google. Or maybe one that is user-friendly. Meaning, you don't really have to understand SEO too much to be able to get good ranking on Google. Maybe one day when I've found direction eh?

Light fixtures  

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When we first moved in to this house, we installed a couple of lighting fixtures, above the pillars on our front gate, and along the staircase. So far, we have not used them as much. While there is a wiring problem with the ones at the gate, I'm not quite sure why we don't use the ones at the stairs - it produces a very nice ambient light. There's another one downstairs that is better, because the lounge is spacious, it feels like the light barely illuminates objects around. In The Sims, my fake houses have light fixtures everywhere. Yep, I like them a lot.

Health Insurance Leads  

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What happens if you're selling health insurance but can't find clients where you are? You could try health insurance leads provided by others. Who knew this kind of service existed right? A lead is the Marketing term for prospect. Lead providers have like a database of prospects that you could look from, increasing your chances of making a sale! Or more.