Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lynn wanted a new fresh look for her baby blog and now she has one, complete with a sexy mama :)

Click on the picture to view blog

Cheerio…

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I feel like I’m on some turbo mode or something these days. I’ve done three makeovers in the past week. I got the accounts done at both the home and Azwaj’s office. I did my 300 drops last night (yihaa!!) and all this while still watching movies, tv serials and my favourite soap opera with the main man!

And.. I still feel so energised. I’m high on Life people :)

Cheerio…

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sheila came to me this time to do a makeover for her cousin Karen in Manila. Say hello to Karen’s new looking blog with a brand new name “Shimmering Passion

Before
After

Cheerio…

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Remember Desperately Seeking Susan? Well.. anybody seeking LJ? LOL. Don’t worry, LJ did not take a bunch of Lipozene and became skinny and disappear from the view. LOL!

Rather, LJ has been so busy tweaking three blogs at one go! Should be finishing one tonight though with one pending design approval and another one being re-tweaked again because the blog owner wanted to streamline it with her e-commerce concept.

However, I’m still trying to drop 300 cards daily though the massive traffic jam over at EC traffic has really been challenging and not being kind to me… sigh…

Have a great weekend peeps and a belated Happy Thankgivings to all that celebrate it :)

Cheerio…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Azwaj came home yesterday and informed me that his motorbike’s throttle has broken, which means the bike is gonna be out of commissioned until it’s repaired. Hmm.. so today we decided to walk 1.5km to the nearest motorbike repair shop to have it done. Azwaj was of course walking with the motorbike in tow. I could have not accompanied him but I thought the exercise would do me good anyway.

We walked braving the horrendous traffic for about 1/2hour. The repair job actually took a shorter time than that! LOL!

Anyway, whaddaya know, it started to rain when we were done and we had to brave that one as well…

The gist is …. I GLISTENED! both from the sweat and from the rain…heheh

Happy Wednesday people!

Cheerio…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas is coming and with that so many kids would be getting their dream toys, provided of course, they’ve been good that is :)

Some have requested for computer games while some put in a request for that brand new bicycle. Then there are those that request for that all time favorite disney figurine as well. If I was a kid right now and can sit on Santa’s lap, I would request for the “Sleeping Beauty’s Princess Roomâ„¢”….LOL!


I’ve never had a doll house growing up and this looks so awesome. I mean, check out the picture above. Isn’t it just so adorable. I just love the canopy bed and the magic mirror. The box says there are 51 items! Can you just imagine what else is in there! Wow! I’m getting so excited…hehe

The price is reasonable too. It’s just too bad I don’t have a girl of my own otherwise this would so be on her wishlist. LOL!

I found this dreamy doll house and a few other fantastic toys over at MegaBrand dot com. If you are looking for toys for your own kids why not check the site out. You may even just find something for that little kid in you…heheh

Cheerio…

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Sheila, wanted a new look for her girls blog – A Sassy Tale. Here’s the before and after look :)


Before

After

Want a custom design of your own, contact me or order yours today at LadyJava’s Creations.

Cheerio…

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I don’t know about you but I grew up with the tv entertainment show “Solid Gold”. I love the Solid Gold dancers and I love all the singers featured during the show. One of them is Eric Carmen and I just love this song..

***Lyrics:

I put away your photograph
And turn out all the lights
But I can’t seem to make myself forget
‘Cause every time I close my eyes
And see your face again
I realize that’s all that I have left

I’m through with love
I’m through with pain
Don’t wanna feel that way again
‘Cause if you’re gone for good
I’ll never be the same

I thought that what we had was real
But maybe I’m a fool
Who only sees the things he wants to see
‘Cause it seems that when I need you most
I find myself alone
And I know that’s not the way
love’s supposed to be
[ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/Rxf ]

I’m through with love
And sad goodbyes
Can’t take the lows
Don’t want those highs
This heart needs time to mend
I’m through with love, my friend

Well, maybe someday if the
feeling comes again
I won’t remember how it
hurt but until then

I’m through with love
I’m through with pain
Don’t wanna feel that way again
‘Cause if you’re gone for good
I’ll never be the same

I’m through with love
And sad goodbyes
Can’t take the lows
Don’t want those highs
This heart needs time to mend
‘Cause if we’ve reached the end
Till I can feel again
I’m through with love, my friend
***

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.


Here’s the code for Mr Linky this week :

Cheerio…

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Mariuca on the ABC tag and since it’s been a looooonnnnggggg time since I did any tags or memes… here we go…

A. Attached or single? Happily attached to Azwaj.

B. Best friend? Hmm… My CNC buddies.. and.. my online friends..you know who you are ;)

C. Cake or pie? Cake

D. Day of choice? Sunday

E. Essential item? My laptop.

F. Favorite color? Red

G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears of course!

H. Hometown? Singapore

I. Favorite indulgence? Cheese Cake

J. January or July? March – coz it’s my birthday and my wedding anniversary

K. Kids? God says… Not Yet.. so we are still waiting for our present :)

L. Life isn’t complete without? Azwaj, Mommy and my kitties.

M. Marriage date? 25 March 2000

N. Number of magazine subscriptions? One, Simply Her

O. Oranges or apples? Oranges.

P. Phobias? Lizards!!! Yikes

Q. Quotes? Be Good or Be Good at IT!

R. Reasons to smile? When everything go my way.

S. Season of choice? I think I would love Snow.. have yet to experience one though

T. Tag 5 people. I tag anyone who wants to join in :)

U. Unknown fact about me? Hmm.. see my Quirky Tag

V. Vegetable? I HATE them

W. Worst habit? Impatient!

X. X-ray or ultrasound? X-ray

Y. Your favorite foods? Anything spicy

Z. Zodiac sign? Pisces

Happy Sunday peeps… and remember to get your MM code tonight at midnight ya :)

Cheerio…

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

I think the title of this post say it all. Connections sucks from 9pm just now and that is about the same time I started getting sleepy. I was actually at Azwaj’s office earlier today but since pages won’t load and the EC widget won’t display even after third refresh on most pages, I switched off Miss Fly and counted sheep.

So now at 3.24am and at home, the internet speed still has not improved. I’m gonna wash up and say goodnight to one and all. The midnight owl is taking a break…

Nite nite folks. See you bright and early later today. I hope ;)

Have a wonderful weekend if I don’t see you!

Cheerio…

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Now that my online blog makeover store has kicked off, I need to think of advertising my services to attract more clients. Though I think I may be overly ambitious here. As it is, even with two clients at the same time, I am already lagging behind in all the things that I used to do while being online before.

Hmm.. that being said, do you think a digital signage would do the trick?! LOL!

Cheerio…

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

…. it pours! My ex-boss used to love using that phase. The company that I was working for almost often break the SGD1M mark by first half of the year so you can only imagine the work that all of us had to do. However they pay very well so no complaints whatsoever from the staff including me :)

And that’s how I feel right about now.. it’s raining and I love it!! Though I’m nowhere near the million mark or the thousands for that matter…LOL, the work has kept me busy which means less time to drop and visit you guys. But…. I’m here.. anytime should anyone need me.. just holler ok :)

Remember.. LJ loves you!!! love

Cheerio…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We were at a friend house over the weekend and he showed us some of his refurbishment work. It’s quite good actually. We’re not sure when he actually took up the hobby but by the look of satisfaction on his face as he explained to us where he found the old antique items, in this case, his bed and the process of the refurbishment, we can tell he’s extremely proud of his hobby :)

And I don’t think he needed any special place like a spray booth or anyway to do the work either. Just good old fashioned outdoor did the trick.

Cheerio…

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You can never tell when any unexpected emergency situation is gonna strike. I guess that’s why it’s called unexpected and emergency in the first place right? Most times, these emergency not only create havoc in our personal lives but our finances as well.

An example in our lives would be when out kitty, Nina, suddenly had this illness that had her going to her little bin ever so often. Upon numerous visits to the vet and going through uncountable test to ascertain the disease, we finally found out what was the cause of the problems and the vet was able to make her all better again. However, through it all, with each test and each visit, it was a draw on the finances. Money meant for other purposes at the time was instead used up for the emergency situation. It was a few days more before payday but what else can we do. Nina’s treatment could not wait any longer. We were not regretful of the situation but rather it was a wake up call to start saving for rainy days.

This is when Thinkcash’s cash loans or personal loans comes into play. As much as I or anyone, for that matter, hates to be in debt, sometimes it is the only way out. However, instead of taking a long term loan, which can be a burden for you, a small short term loan could just be the answer to your answered prayer. The beautiful thing about this kind of cash is that it is meant as a short term solution. The amount is normally small, from as little as $250 to $2500. It is meant to help you in between payslips. It can be applied online and approval is in minutes with no paperwork and no hassle.

Thinkcash Loans, however, unlike most payday loan, can also be paid in several installment or a whole lump sum. The choice is totally up to you making it a very flexible loan to take up.

Another way such a loan can be useful is if you are a freelancer like me. Our income are very staggered. Sometimes it comes in burst and sometimes, well, it just doesn’t. With such a loan, I can make sure that all my bills are paid in time. I don’t worry about not being able to pay simply because I know I’m getting paid but perhaps not just in the nick of time to pay my bills. Let’s just call it money management shall we.. :)

Having said that, nothing beats saving for rainy days especially if you are a freelancer like me. We, Malays, have a saying that goes, “Get the umbrella ready before it rains” I guess I’ve got to start living it now.

Cheerio…

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Monday, November 17, 2008

I remember the first time I heard this song. I was like “WOW!” I really had to find out who the singer but since I don’t even know the title of the song it was a hopeless case. That was until my SIL asked us to listen to this song that she’s been listening to day and night and when I heard it! OMG!!!

This song is in Japanese interspersed with some English words. I found a version of it on utube that has both lyrics embedded.

Love.. love..love.. this song. .Enjoy!!


First Love – Utada Hikaru

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are strictly for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.


Here’s the code for Mr Linky this week :

Cheerio…

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

I’ve known for some time now that blogger or blogspot does their own domain sale. You can easily find this option by going to your dashboard >> settings> publishing. However what I did not know was that they were offering USD10 for a domain name plus a private domain registration and that means your private data will be not visible when people do a whois search. I personally don’t mind it but for you who might, this is a great add on. Godaddy actually charge you something like USD9 for this. Blogger would also do all the necessary blog forwarding so no hassle there. What I am not sure is how the dashboard would look like and how easy it would be if you decide to change your platform later, say to wordpress for instance.

That being said, I am very comfortable with GoDaddy and forwarding can be done in a matter of steps as I would highlight below:

Let me first congratulate you on your wonderful new domain. It is a wonderful and exhilarating experience as I’m sure my BFF, Mariuca, who just earlier today did her own move, can attest to :)…

This short tutorial is for those of you who, like me, actually prefer the blogger platform to wordpress simply because of its ease of use [though I’m sure lots of wordpress user might dispute.. but hey.. lets agree to disagree ok ]…:)

Ok.. once you bought your domain…make sure now you are on the GoDaddy dashboard that looks like this:

  1. Look for “Forwarding” and click on that.
  2. On the next page, click on “Enable Forwarding
  3. In the first box, enter the text “http://www.xxx.xxx where” “xxx’ is your domain name. Don’t forget the “www”
  4. Click on “301 Move permanently
  5. Enter save.
  6. This process might take a while so it’s best to get it out of the way first
  7. Next click on “Total DNS Control and MX Records
  8. This would bring you to another screen where you will see all your domain information
  9. In the second table, “CNAMES”, look under the “Host” for “www”
  10. Follow the line to the right and click on the pencil icon
  11. The next message that would appear next is a warning. Just ignore that and click yes
  12. In the first box now the letters “www” should already be there
  13. In the “Points to Host Name” box replace the “@” with the text: ghs.google.com
  14. Click: OK
  15. And we are done on GoDaddy side.

Now off to the blogspot side:

  1. From your dashboard, go to Settings>>Publishing
  2. Click on “Custom Domain”
  3. Click on “Switch to Advance Settings”
  4. In the Domain box, enter your new domain name so that it would show: http://www.xxx.xxx
  5. Very important : Do not forget the “www”
  6. Click on Save settings

You are now done! Now that wasn’t too painful right?

What you have done is basically forward your existing blog at blogspot to the new domain you have bought! So blogging is as what you are used to before the redirect. No changes at all. All you have to do now is change your feed url and your technorati link.

Let me know if you have any questions ok :)

PS: It’s Music Monday tomorrow.. have you got your song ready?? Come and grab the code at midnight here if you are participating ok :)

Till then….

Cheerio…

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

… then giving the ones you love their own personalized gifts? I believe it’s not what the item is but the thought that goes into each gift and the more personalized it is all the better. It could even be a simple t-shirt but if you put some thoughts to it, it could be a t-shirt with the words “I Love You Mommy!”.

So how personalized are your gifts to the people you love?. Think about it. Christmas is just round the corner and what better time to start? :)

Have a great weekend peeps and remember LJ love ya!!!

Cheerio…

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Friday, November 14, 2008

I received this beautiful email today and I wanted to share it with you :

Once a lady when having a conversation with her lover, asked:

Lady :Why do you like me..? Why do you love me?

Man : I can’t tell the reason.. but I really like you..

Lady : You can’t even tell me the reason… how can you say you like me? How can you say you love me?

Man : I really don t know the reason, but I can prove that I love U.

Lady : Proof? No! I want you to tell me the reason. My friend’s boyfriend can tell her why he loves her but not you!

Man : Ok..ok!!! Erm… because you are beautiful,because your voice is sweet, because you are caring, because you are loving, because you are thoughtful, because of your smile, because of your every movements.

The lady felt very satisfied with the man’s answer.

Unfortunately, a few days later, the Lady met with an accident and went in comma.

The Guy then placed a letter by her side, here is the content:

Darling,

Because of your sweet voice that I love you…Now can you talk? No! Therefore I cannot love you.

Because of your care and concern that I like you. Now that you cannot show them, therefore I cannot love you. Because of your smile, because of your every movements that I love you..

Now can you smile? Now can you move? No, therefore I cannot love you…

If love needs a reason, like now. There is no reason for me to love you anymore.

Does love need a reason? NO! Therefore, I still LOVE YOU…

“True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away”

Cheerio…

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

I’ve always been a fan of Godaddy dot com. All my domains are registered with them. I love them not only for their easy to use website, the ability to pay using paypal but because they work seamlessly with blogger and redirecting your blog to your own custom domain has become a piece of cake.

Their customer service is also excellent as Azwaj who also registered a domain with them was having problems redirecting emails to his company local server and within 15minutes of sending them a ticket, Azwaj already got the answer to his questions. Awesome service!

Today, I just got word that GoDaddy is offering their domain purchase, and this is only for a limited time offer, at USD7.49! Usually it would cost USD9.99!

So if you’ve been dreaming of that custom domain name for yourself, this is the best time to do it! So hurry! Just click on that banner below and make the web your domain!

Cheerio…

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One thing I hate about the riding the motorbike is when it rains! Like today for instance, we were ready to go out for lunch cum dinner, waited for the stupid lift that took like a whole 5 minutes to come to our floor, reached downstairs and whaddaya know when we got downstairs, it started to rain. Not those little drizzle that we normally just say “Heck it” but those gigantic droplets that would leave us drenched to the core of our being. nangih

So we decided we would wait it out upstairs since it looked like it’s gonna be while before the rain stops. We waited yet another 5 whole minutes for the lift to reach to the ground floor. And then it stopped on each floor coz some idiot had pressed all the buttons!

Arghh!!.. there goes fifteen minutes of my life!


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Is this true LJ? Do you have an online store with pre-made headers and blog makeover packages? Woweee!!!

LOL! Yeah peeps.. I just started my own online store. LadyJava Creations. I thought it was kind of neat that Debbie has one selling craft items and I wanted one too.. online e-mall that is.. LOL!

So.. presenting…. LadyJava Creations..tepuktangan. Here I would offer you blog makeover packages and also some ready pre-made headers at really affordable prices.

Come and check me out ok :)

Latest pre-made header:

USD10 only! Just click on the header and it could be yours right now!

Cheerio…

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A long time ago, DNA testing was something foreign to a lot of people. Crimes was left unsolved and criminals walk away free simply because there was no way to really proof that they did it. There was no technology to do it.

Nowadays it is the core of lots of criminal investigations and even for private purposes. Just the other day I heard about someone conducting a paternity test at a local hospital to find out if the person that claimed to be his son was really his. Of course this person is a well-affluent person in the society and has assets to spare on his demise.

Whatever it is, this technology has proved to be useful in this time and age with the rampant crime going on around us. If it can get one criminal off the street, then it has served it’s purpose.

Cheerio…

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I’ve been tweaking and making header for my clients that I decided I wanted to do something for LJL as well. So this is what I’ve come up with and I love it!! LOL!!! I decided to only just change the header this time.

This was what it was before…


So what do you think?? Remember if you like what you’ve seen so far, contact me for your own blog makeover :)

Cheerio…

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.. or why does anyone blog?

Blogging to me is an avenue to put my thoughts into words. It is also an avenue for me to jot down the happenings in my daily life. I used to keep a journal for that but then sometimes it’s fun to share stuff too. Besides all my relatives and friends are so far away in Singapore and this is a nice way to keep them updated. I also made lots of new friends that are turning out to be my BFF already :)

It is so easy to start to start blog. All you need to do sign up to any of the free providers around. I love blogger dot com. I’ve been using it since the beginning and it has evolved so much that I dare say it can indeed rival most providers out there. I now have some blogs with their own domain and some blogs still with blogger. And I’m still hosting all with them. After all they are free ;)

However some bloggers prefer a lot of plugins that wordpress have to offer and for that you need to have web hosting. I know that are some free providers out there that have the wordpress platform and I’ve tried them out but when it comes to blog design, they don’t offer the flexibility your own hosting could provide.

So if you are looking to blog and wants to do it on your own terms (or so most wordpress user claim to have), then why check out this article over at WebHostingGeeks dot com? The site reviews and rate hosting company each year. You can even see how users rate them.

So why do you blog?

Cheerio…

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Dearest GP!!!

This Music Monday is extremely exciting for me coz this is the day I will name Mariuca Teddy Bear and let the whole world know why I want to bring the teddy home with me. I decided to name him or her… TRUE BLUE!

I TRUE BLUE love you, Mariuca and your BLUE blog (and your pink blog as well) and I love TRUE BLUE the teddy bear.

Just listen to the following song by Madonna if you don’t believe me. Pay special attention the lyrics and you’ll understand why there is no other BEAR for me but TRUE BLUE.

“TRUE BLUE” IS TRUE LOVE

*** Lyrics
Hey…What…Listen

I’ve had other BEARS
I’ve looked into their eyes
But I never knew love before
‘Til you walked through my BLOG
I’ve had other lips
I’ve sailed a thousand ships
But no matter where I go
You’re the one for me baby this I know, ’cause it’s

Chorus:

True love
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
Your heart fits me like a glove
And I’m gonna be TRUE BLUE baby I love you

I’ve heard all the lines
I’ve cried oh so many times
Those tear drops they won’t fall again
I’m so excited ’cause you’re my best BEAR
So if you should ever doubt
Wonder what love is all about
Just think back and remember dear
Those words whispered in your ear, I said

(chorus twice)

Intermediate:

No more sadness, I kiss it good-bye
The sun is bursting right out of the sky
I searched the whole world for a BEAR like you
Don’t you know, don’t you know that it’s

True love, oh baby, true love, oh baby
True love, oh baby, true love it’s
(repeat)

True, so if you should ever doubt
Wonder what love is all about
Just think back and remember dear
Those words whispered in your ear, I said

(intermediate)
(chorus)

‘Cause it’s

True love, oh baby, true love, oh baby
True love, oh baby, true love it’s
(repeat)

***

Are you convinced now GP??!!!

Come join us in Music Monday and share your songs with us. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and we will all go and visit you. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are strictly for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.


Here’s the code for the Mr Linky above :

Cheerio…

Posted by LadyJava On Monday, November 10, 2008 No comments READ FULL POST
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