Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Edible 6-Pack Beer Rings That Turtles Can Eat

Sometimes you cannot decide whether that something will be thrown into an open ocean or not; However you can solve this problem by beginning at the starting point: You are in control of what people are throwing. Based on this understanding, Saltwater Brewery which hailed from Delray Beach, Florida has come up with this brilliant, innovative 6-pack beer rings that are literally edible. Instead of worrying about your 6-pack beer rings killing other unsuspecting, innocent marine creatures...why not "throw" something that could feed and nourish them?

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At least the trash has become edible.

Saltwater Brewery claimed that this new unique rings are manufactured from beer by-products during the brewing process such as barley and wheat. In other words, these rings that hold you cans of beers together are completely safe to be consumed by our oceanic animals and heck even us humans! So if you are hungry...don't dispose these rings...just chomp on them. Ha :D Moreover these rings are totally biodegradable (100%) and can be turned into compost which makes them unbelievably "green". :)

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Edible 6 Pack Rings

Then again such novelty does come with a price. Peter Agardy who is the head of brand at Saltwater Brewery stated that creating these environmentally-friendly rings is a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people who love the sea. More importantly it is believed that if more breweries were to adopt this idea, the prices of these edible 6-pack beer rings will be more affordable and will hit the economic scale that is needed to make it a standard, thus replacing the plastic ones.

The Edible Six Pack Rings

So why do we urgently need more of such ideas to replace the use of plastic? Here are some staggering insights revealed by The Ocean Conservancy's 2015 Ocean Trash Index:
  1. Plastic is among the most common trash ingested by turtles in 2015.
  2. 440 fish, 22 sharks and even 57 marine mammals were found to be entangled in plastic.
  3. Littering isn't the only reason for plastic to end up in the ocean.
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This edible 6-pack beer rings is a good start to help save more of our ocean friends. I guess it is time for us to make our trash more "edible". Then we will never have to worry about the rubbish that we have disposed ending up in the tummy of those vulnerable sea creatures. Again, we cannot control how the trash ends up in the ocean...but we can control what ends up in the ocean will be something non-lethal and even packs some nutritional value. :)

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Let the sea creatures have their very own freedom again.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I Feel So Alive For The Very First Time...

Finally I can declare that the heavy clouds that are hanging ominously above me are slowly clearing, revealing the speckles of sun that have been wanting to shine its light on me. Finally I could (almost) shake off the monkey that has been clinging on to my back all these years, forcing me to live in constant jittery. Finally...I feel so alive for the very time in...3 years. It's a tad incredulous to believe that I actually survived all three years being grappled by anxiety. I felt so miserable every single day to be honest. But I am glad that I can finally breathe now. :)

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That kind of feeling...

So what had been bugging my "operating system" for the past 1,095 days? Well...on the surface it appeared to be exhaustion due to my work and family. Can't blame them for thinking that the latter is wearing me down, especially when you have two boisterous, energetic kids who can't stop running and talking all day long. Ha :D Can anyone guess what had been bogging me down? If you had been in touch with me from time time when the "signal" is a bit stronger, you would know that I was pretending to be as busy as a beaver, trying to complete my Masters Studies. So hereby, I would solemnly announce that I have completed my dissertation paper for submission. Woohoo! What a victory for me.

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I was like one of them...

Gosh...this final hurdle was almost impossible for me to clear. So what or who were the culprits in delaying my progress? The tip of the iceberg pointed out that I was too busy with my work and my family. Then again when we go deeper, it became clear that the whole can of worms was because of my very own procrastination and my ignorance. In other words it boils down to the man I sees in the mirror every single day (I am not that vain). I gave myself too many excuses and I am glad I could snap out of it in time.

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Look who's back? Hahaha

Now I can finally breathe and sleep better (I'm serious). Gone were the days that I knew I had something that I needed to attend to and chose the seemingly easier route-oblivion. At times I felt like a zombie, walking with those flesh dangling around my weakening frame. Dang! I am so relieved that I have finally reanimated. LOL So to cut a long story short, I am glad that I can finally be alive (hopefully I don't have to amend too much of my thesis). Now I can look forward to being alive and enjoying what I have always used to do years before this nightmarish episode. Ouh...and that includes blogging again. :)

P.O.D. Alive!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Comparison Is Odious: So Just Be Yourself

Comparison has been the norm for us and it is a fact that a lot of us live a life full of comparison. However when we compare ourselves with others, we will become vain, better or worse still-both. The again when we compare, there will always be people better or worse than us. Hence comparison is really odious.

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Be prepared to be frustrated if you were to make comparisons. Joan Welch once said, "you can't clear your own fields while counting the rocks on your neighbour's farm." The grass may always appear to be greener on the other side of the fence, but you probably have more of it to mow. Amusingly, this is something that most of us have failed to be aware. Hills look small and green from a long way off.

Every man must do two things alone:
he must do his own believing and and his own dying.
~Martin Luther~

Like it or not when you compare your life to that of others, you will definitely be wasting your own precious time and energy. Likewise, life will be a tonne more fun if you cease to keep score with others. Success really is about doing what you do best and not worrying about what others are going to do. Most of the time your very own success or failure lies within yourself. So look at the man in the mirror, and that's the person whom you really need to be worried about.

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Ponder about what Earl Nightingale once said, "Are you motivated by what you really want out of life, or are you mass-motivated? So you have to ensure that you decide what you really want deep down inside of you instead of wanting something because others have it. Most importantly don't live a life just for the sake of impressing others. That defeats the very purpose of being alive in the first place. Do you say, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be," or do you compare and utter, "I'm not as bad as a lot of other people?"

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We shouldn't be dwelling on someone's weakness. The more we do the more it will affect our sence of well-being or happiness. It's time to wake up. It's time to create our very own blueprint instead of trying to outdo others in their own games. It's time to snap out of this vicious comparison cycle and remove the limit off ourselves.

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Never think that you are on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path. The greatest risk in life is to wait for and rely on others for your sense of security and satisfaction. Stop measuring yourself with another man's coat. Don't evaluate yourself through someone's else eyes. Stop comparing. Be yourself and excel in being who you really are. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Starting Your Own Ecommerce Website

Starting your own ecommerce website involves a lot of considerations. For one thing, people have to decide what they're selling. Lots of people more or less want to be able to start ecommerce websites for their own sake. That's fine, but it can lead to some people creating businesses that are unfocused and lacking in a plan. The people who decided in advance that they want to be able to sell certain products as opposed to the people who decided in advance that they want to be able to sell anything are going to have better luck in many cases.

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It's also important to figure out the ecommerce platform in advance. Some people are going to want to start their business websites from scratch. They might start their websites on Wordpress or similar websites that provide blog templates but nothing else. These people are going to have a lot of freedom when it comes to marketing their products and their websites on Twitter and other social media websites, which is one of the reasons why some people are drawn to creating ecommerce platforms like that. However, they're also not going to get any of the advantages that people would normally get by using the best e commerce solutions from WSM or other shortcuts. There are more established websites that will offer people ecommerce platforms, and these will often spare them some of the initial difficult aspects of the setup.

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Starting your own ecommerce website is also partly about developing a marketing plan. Lots of people focus too much on the web design aspects and many of the other initial parts of the setup. However, at the end of the day, it is more important that people are able to get the word out about their products. People could have the best ecommerce platform in the world and if no one knows about it, it functionally would not matter whether it was the best or the worst ecommerce platform in the world.

The Internet is huge and people have so many choices that grabbing their attention is everything, especially in the beginning of an ecommerce business. It should be noted that since the Internet is so big and people really do have so many choices, it does ultimately all come down to grabbing the attention of a few people. No one needs to appeal to everyone on the Internet. Having a devoted consumer base of around a few tens of thousands can be enough, and it is certainly possible to do that in the world of the Internet, where there are more than two billion users. The best e commerce solutions from WSM can certainly help the people who are trying to get started. Starting your own ecommerce website is actually the easy part at the end of the day. The harder part is making sure that people are going to be able to recognize all of that hard work, getting their attention, and keeping their attention in such a competitive and complicated online landscape. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Cashback At Lazada With Shopback

Christmas is just around the corner, so have you got your "last-minute" Christmas gifts for your friends and family? If you have not, you'd better start pushing those trolleys down the lane before everything else is gone. Then again you can always shop at the comfort of your home, in front of your computers. And guess what? You can even get cashback for your Christmas shopping. How? Introducing Shopback that provides you with cashback and great promotions. So now you can get both the convenience and little bit of cashback for your Christmas shopping.

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By now a lot of Malaysians are very comfortable with online shopping and Lazada is one of the household names that comes to our mind when we talk about online shopping. For this Christmas, I am planning to get a few stuffs from Lazada for its variety and reasonable prices. In fact Lazada is like a huge shopping mall that sells virtually everything under the sun: ranging from jewellery to automotive accessories. You name (search) it, you will be able to find it.

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Yupe. It's as easy as 1-2-3. :)

So if you have a Christmas wishlist to fulfill, you can start searching for your ideal presents from Lazada. We all are aware that our economy is currently suffering from a beating and we need to stretch our money a little bit. For this jolly season, we can still make our loved ones happy as we can get Lazada coupon and discount codes to get cashback for the Christmas gifts that we are buying. So now you can see the priceless smiles on the faces of your loved ones without bleeding your wallet. Ha :D

Shop online and get cashback. :)

Hmm...Likewise I have been a good boy the whole year, so I am hoping that Santa Claus will grant a few Christmas wishes of mine. How about a new Samsung Galaxy Note 4? How about a new Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Capsule Machine and Beats wireless headphones? You too can prepare your wishlist with the Christmas promotions that Shopback is putting up. Hurry up, don't miss out on good deals and claim your cashback. :)

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Asus Zenfone C-An Affordable Entry Smartphone

Gone are the days when smartphones which were capable of doing a lot of stuff are expensive. Now you can easily own an affordable smartphone that can do pretty much what a premium one could offer. Introducing Asus sleek Zenfone C which is not only cheap, but also boast decent specs and good user interface. Asus Zenfone C is the kind of smartphone that is ideal for emerging markets where demands for budget-centric smartphones are high such as India and Indonesia.

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Stunningly elegant design.

Asus Zenfone C sports the similar look that its more expensive siblings have. The most distinguished design that Zenfones have is the stunningly beautiful concentric right pattern that seems to be glimmering all the time. The silver capacitive buttons right below the screen make easy for users to locate them even without backlighting. The built is pretty sturdy and the back is nicely curved to give users a better grip of the phone while using it. The matte texture of the cover gives the phone a slight premium feel to it.

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Under the hood, Asus Zenfone C is powered by Intel Multi-core Atom clocked at 1.2GHz. Albeit a bit slow, it will be more than sufficient for users to run most of the basic apps and functions. There will be 1GB of RAM to help smoothen up thins a bit to support the processor. Though there is only 8GB of internal storage at your disposal, potential buyers will be happy to note that Asus Zenfone C supports a whopping 64GB microSD card. This alone makes it attractive for a lot of buyers who would love to store a lot of photos and songs on their phone.

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PixelMaster will be able to let you snap better photos.

The front of Zenfone C features a 4.5inch screen that has a slightly low resolution of 480x854 pixels. Besides being equipped with energy-saving Bluetooth 4.0, it also has the usual connectivity such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, accelerator, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. The 5.0 MP rear camera will be enough for your usual snapshots but I doubt the front-facing VGA camera will suffice for those who love to take selfies. The good news is, Asus compensated for this shortcoming with its in-house PixelMaster Technology which will improve the quality of your photos. So smile. :)

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Beautiful Zen UI

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One of the highlight of Zenfone C is of course its sleek Asus ZenUI. After toying with the Asus Zenfone C that I bought for my daddy for his birthday, I have to admit that ZenUI is really good. Apart from being elegantly beautiful, the simplistic features of ZenUI make it very pragmatic and easy to use. Its intuitive What's Next and Do It Later features will surely be handy for those who want to be more productive. All in all, ZenUI is truly one of the biggest attractions for owning a Zenfone C.

Experience Asus Zen UI

The call quality of Zenfone C is outstanding and the speaker which is amplified by SonicMaster technology makes listening to music really a joy. Likewise the efficient 2,100mAh battery provides all the necessary juice for Zenfone C to last for more than 1 day. Running on Android 4.4 (KitKat), this Dual-sim, Dual-standby Zenfone C will be ideal for those who are on a tight budget or first time buyer without really compromising on functionalities. So will you get this Asus Zenfone C for a price tag of RM400 (Rs 5,999)?


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