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[1: 607 of 10,000] Goojee.com Has Amazing Drinks & Food Photos

In Reference, Review on April 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Goojee.com is a website full of beautiful photographs of Drinks and Food. Above is a sample of a drink photo that automatically follow the size of your computer’s screen making it really appetizing and truly up close.

The website doesn’t have a lot of fuzz. It’s clean and simple.

  • Move the arrow from left or right.
  • Search a certain food or drink that you want.
  • Crave, Dislike, or Have the ones you see.
  • You can share.
  • Oh, recipe included!

This is definitely one of the nicest website that I want to visit. Actually not of anything else but for the photo & the title of the drink/food I am satisfied.

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[1: 604 of 10,000] Writing Tips That Knock Me Off My Feet

In Reference on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Here are 11 wonderful things I’ve learn from different writers and I particularly challenge myself of the last one.

  1. Be authentic, honest and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
  2. Read great stuff to be inspired and learn to be great yourself.
  3. Write every day.
  4. Short and sweet. Use period rather than comma and semi-colon. Go straight to the point.
  5. Stop. Edit. Delete. Write again. Let an article sleep and then go back to re-read it.
  6. Being funny doesn’t hurt.
  7. Do something else. Try photography, drawing, dancing, and share it. Build a connection of a carrot and writing.
  8. Be well to write better.
  9. Be creative on the title.
  10. Share what makes you cry.
  11. If you’re not nervous about publishing what you’ve written, it’s not daring enough.

[1: 367 of 10,000] Beware: Pretending As Etisalat

In Reference on September 17, 2011 at 10:13 PM

To people who live in UAE, beware if you receive a call from this mobile number:

+971509521973 / (050) 952-1973 / 0509521973

He called me and this was the conversation:

Caller: Good afternoon ma’am.

Yor: Good afternoon.

Caller: I am from Etisalat. Congratulations! You won 500,000.00 Dirhams!!! (Sounds enthusiastic.)

Yor: Ok (…in a not buying it tone.)

Caller: Where are you from?

Yor: If you’re from Etisalat you should have my details.

Caller: (Ignoring my snotty tone…) What is your name madam?

Yor: If you’re from Etisalat you should have my details.

Caller: (End the call by cutting the line without saying good bye.)

I guess he didn’t like my tone and my answers. I reported the number to Etisalat and I am not sure what will they do with the information. I didn’t believe him because if he is really from Etisalat it wouldn’t be a regular number calling me but an automatic company name that says Etisalat on my phone screen especially that I am an Etisalat subscriber. Plus a family friend of ours also received a similar call and she got until the perpetrator asked for money worth 1,500.00 dirhams to get the prize (not a good sweepstakes at all).

It would have been nice if I did win a half million dirhams huh!

[1: 366 of 10,000] Dubai Pink Taxi

In Reference on September 17, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Dubai has the so called “Pink Taxi” that is driven by a female who wears cute pink uniform almost similar to a flight stewardess’ and they cater for passengers like ladies and families.

[1: 360 of 10,000] K Stands For

In Reference on September 11, 2011 at 12:14 PM

The letter “K” stands for 4 things for me:

First: K for ‘Thousand’ as used as Title of this blog. ’10K’ is actually ‘Ten Thousand’.

Second: K for ‘Kilo’ as some people preferred for weighing heavy things like food or human; although I love lbs for noting my personal weight even if it reached more than a hundred.

Third: K for ‘Potassium’. My mum’s K is still not stabilizing at a normal level so they continue to give her all the necessary medications and K rich foods like banana, kiwi, orange, potato, tomato, and dates. K is important because it makes the heart functions correctly. Does it mean a suitor can use the metaphor, “I’d be your K forever.”

Fourth: K for Contract that is used by lawyers. I use to work on making proposals and contracts and the lawyer who I consult used K to refer about Contract.

[1: 321 of 10,000] Receiving Copy Explored

In Article, Reference on August 10, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Receiving Copy is a photocopy of an original document and is usually requested to be signed by the recipient of the original document.

Pro of Signing or a Signed Receiving Copy

  • A testament that the recipient is confident that the paper will be treated appropriately.
  • A good track of who has the original paper.
  • It can pin point the person responsible to either file the paper or move it to the next process necessary.
  • Signature is usually accompanied by Date Stamp so it’s a good reference for a document’s age too.

Con of Asking a Receiving Copy to be Signed Read the rest of this entry »

[1: 290 of 10,000] Two Words Interchanged

In Journal, Reference on July 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Dubai is a very interesting city because it can make different nationalities work together. I have been here for more than 3 years but I still can’t speak Arabic. I’d like to share a funny but true story about an actual incident.

An Egyptian man (Arabic speaker) and a Filipina were about to enter into the same door. Being a gentleman, he opened the door and said, “First Lady” instead of saying “Ladies First”.

Having the “First Lady” in mind and considering the nationality of the woman, the funny part could stem on the fact that the current President of the Philippines is a bachelor and I didn’t know she was the unnamed remarkable wife.

[1: 270 of 10,000] Disastrous Equation

In Reference on July 1, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Anger + Haste = Disaster

If I am mad about something I better not do anything in a hurry because I would end up with an accident or just mess up. Being angry for a long time is hazardous to health and if I try to work like crazy I might just end up doing more. Here’s an example, if I am angry and I thought of chopping a carrot, I better make sure I don’t chop my finger and still don’t feel any pain until I realized I lost a healthy pinky, that of course is one worst that could happen.

 

[1: 141 of 10,000] Weekends Are Also A Star

In Reference, Review on March 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I am still using a non-digital organizer. I still like to write, cross out, check, and doodle.  But I am really disappointed for so many organizers produced that don’t give a red carpet treatment for Saturdays and Sundays. Star treatment meaning they should have equal space as Mondays to Fridays.

What are the logic of the manufacturers and designers? Is it because weekends are supposed to be short and non-business and organizers were meant for business? Why give it a space if the weekend will be spent sleeping? Or is it fun time anyways that it doesn’t need to be planned? Read the rest of this entry »

[1: 22 of 10,000] ALT 3

In Reference on December 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM

My current favorite keyboard shortcut:

Hit “ALT” and “3” and you get “