Saturday, October 31, 2009

Acne treatment

Damn! My acne is firing up again. I have such a problem with my skin and I’m forever finding acne treatment for my face. Just when I thought I’ve found the treatment for me my acne fights back after a couple of weeks. I don’t know what to do anymore. There has to be a treatment that would stop my acne on its track. Help!

Defacto long weekend

Today is the start of a defacto 4 day weekend. Its defacto because traditionally people take the Monday off so they can extend the weekend into Tuesday which is a holiday. So whats the holiday? Its the Melbourne Cup Day of course. The horse racing day that stops the nation. Every punters will be arriving at Flemington racecourse for the big day out, even from overseas. What am I going to do? Like what I always do every year; nothing.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Samsonite luggage

I can’t remember the last time we went away for a little break. Its time I think before we get too stressed out. Digging out the luggage from the storeroom we found that they’re way past their due date with broken straps and locks. Time to get a trust worthy Samsonite luggage that would last us longer that is trusted since I can remember.

The local fruit monger

It gives me the irate that the local fruit monger is using the car park behind them as their private loading bay. Every morning I see them taking up a big chunk of the car park space to load their produce for the day. There are trucks, pallets of fruits and forklift running all over the car park and it won't be long before something bad happens. The best case scenario is someone's car get scratched and worst case scenario is someone gets killed! Someone should complain to the local council about this and it may have to be me.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Walk in bath

Granny’s at her age when her mobility is getting difficult. We had to move her into a smaller one story place. She likes her independence so she can still enjoy all the privacy she needs in this new place but we just modified a few things in the house to suit her like getting a walk in bath that would greatly benefit her. Everything to make her life more convenient and comfortable.

Last night's dinner

Its been a while since we had guests over for dinner so we did that last night. Just family members though one is considered not part of the family since the divorce and her son from the current marriage. No need to delve in the past, let bygones be bygones. We can still be friends so last night's dinner was sort of a thanks giving dinner to her since she bought us dinner on the weekend.

Her new son is quite a handful though; can't seem to calm down for one second. Bouncing off the wall all night long. I don't think I could spend one day with him, his mother has so much patience with him.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


What is it with kids and ipods? Just when you thought they’re happy with the latest ipods they have to come up with a latter model. So now they’re tired of the ones they have and want the latest models. Such is the joy of parenting. Well they’ll just have to wait for Christmas I told them because I’m not a money printer!


I'm such an idiot. When I bought my PC not long ago I thought I've already registered myself to get a free OS upgrade when the new OS comes out. Little did I know that after 4 days after the release date I went to check on the status of my registration that I found out I didn't properly register myself for the upgrade! Luckily it's still not too late so I finished off the registration so now I'm waiting for them to send me the upgrade. What an idiot!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Industrial supplies

The factory is built way out in the outer suburb. It’s a new industrial development area so there are not a lot of businesses out that way yet. Therefore we have to ship in all the industrial supplies from the nearby town. A little inconvenient but it won’t be permanent. This area is going to be prosperous in the next few years and we’ll be in the midst of it then.


Bought myself a great stuff that's going to help save me water. Its actually a bucket, a tubtrug is the exact name for it. Its a bucket made of flexible plastic strong enough for any use around the house. But I use it to collect the shower water when I'm in the shower. It comes in various sizes and colour but I chose the largest size which is a 75 litre. I can stand in the bucket while I shower and I reckon I can collect about 95% of the water used. Then I simply scoop that water and use it in the garden. Brilliant!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Faucet and things

Our bathroom is getting a bit run down. Its over ten years old and things are falling apart like the faucet and shower head. I think its time for a bathroom makeover. I could do with a new bathroom, sick of looking at the old one. New tiles on the wall, new shower and bath, new vanity unit..oh the missus is going to go berserk with the renovation.

Busy day

Its been a busy Sunday. After a rather quiet Saturday today was quite a contrast. We started the day rather early for a Sunday. Went to the Farmer's Market at Bulleen, then went to the MIL's house where people are moving Emily's furniture to her new place. Also had lunch at her new place where her mother cooked gyoza for everyone.

Then we went to the MIL's new house in Sunshine and helped out a bit more before coming back where we all went out to dinner. Emily's mother treated us all again. After dinner we went to Vincent's new place. Busy day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dental implants Plano

I’ve put off fixing my teeth since like forever. Its time to stop procrastinating and get my teeth done once and for all. I’ve never like my teeth; they’re crooked, off white and missing a few too. Never mind because I can rely on dental implants Plano to get me the best looking smile in no time. Everyone in the office is going to be so envious of me.

There goes the weekend.

Its the weekend again but seems like I have so much to do and I'm not talking about the fun stuff. Chores, chores around the house that I've been putting them off but now they've all piled up and I have to get them all done. There goes the weekend. Why can't I have a robot at home doing all my chores for me? Life would be such a difference if that was true. Well keep dreaming then.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Medical travel

Medical specialists are so expensive in this country, no wonder most people can’t afford them. But don’t let that get in the way of you getting the medical care you need. Go overseas! Yes, you can even get a holiday at the same time. Take a medical travel to Mexico or any other countries that have cheaper medical cost so you can have the medical procedures you’ve always wanted and you can have a holiday at the same time. How good is that?

What else can I do?

Its Friday already? This week went by really fast, blink and its gone. I can just remember Monday but its Friday today. I haven't done much all week, not good. It has been a quiet week and we're coming to the end of the month again. Well according to last year's figure it is a quiet time of the year and next month will be even worse. That's the nature of the business, what else can I do?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Orange NJ cosmetic dentist

Growing up I didn’t have the opportunity to take care of my teeth the best I could so I’ve grown up with less than perfect teeth all my life. But now that I’m at that stage of my life where I can afford to take better care of myself it is time to get my teeth done properly. Friends of mine recommend orange nj cosmetic dentist that they use also. Well judging from their pearly white smiles I’m happy to follow their advise.

No rest for the wicked

Just when I thought I have a little break they sent more work to me. Not that I am complaining, its money I can sure use more of it. I just thought I could relax a bit first before jumping into it but looks like there's no rest for the wicked.

At least they've given me a week to finish everything meaning I can plan to get one done a day so its not too stressing on me. Because when I'm too stressed my creativity suffers and my work deteriorates.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Online backup

It is imperative for any business to do regular backup of their data no matter how small the business might be. But unfortunately a lot of businesses don’t do it especially small businesses until it’s too late. Backups need not be complicated, simple copying your data to another disk is better than no backup at all. Nowadays more businesses are using online backup where it’s all done over the internet to a secure server elsewhere. But whichever way you decide to go with just make a habit to backup all your work before its too late.

Earwig traps

I've decided to set up some traps for the menacing earwigs that have been pestering my veggie patch. They're simple to make; simply scrunch up some newspaper and stuff them in terracotta pots. Then place the pots upside down where the earwigs frequent and hopefully they'll use the pots as hotels for the night.

Well yesterday morning last I checked they didn't stay in them so it might be a while before they'll use the pots as refuse. And when I do find them inside I'll just set fire to the newspaper!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My support

The law says you must not download illegal movies from the internet. But with the price of a cinema entrance at $17 who can blame people breaking the law? How many family can afford the price of taking their families out to the movies these days? Economic circumstances are forcing families to do what they do, they certainly have my support.

Appetite suppressants

If you ask people who’re trying to loose weigh why they eat to excess and 9 out of 10 times they’ll tell you they can’t suppress their hunger. It would help greatly if they could take some sort of appetite suppressants to help them in the weigh loss programs. This way they won’t feel the urge to eat when they’re not supposed to and they’ll have a better chance of success.

Do the crime, do the time!

It has always been said that if you don't break the law, you don't have to worry about getting caught. But how many of us can live by this simple rule? Circumstances around us force us to do what we do, thinking its just a small crime and we'll be right. Then when you get caught and the world fall apart around you. Do the crime, do the time!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It’s amazing how quick we can accumulate stuff in our homes over the years. Recently we’ve been cleaning out the mess and selling some of the junks like the exercise bike and the treadmill which we don’t use anymore. The rest of the stuff we sorted to give to charity or to take it to the tip. Now it makes a great difference, we have plenty of room in the house!

Poss Off

Possum problem has been a pain in the neck in my garden for a number of years now and still is. Early this spring I thought they've gone away but I was wrong. They came back just when the rose buds were big and juicy and they ate them all. Now I'm trying Poss Off possum spray and it seems to be working. Thing is you have to keep at it everyday, spraying the young shoots every evening and hopefully they will be deterred to come back.

Monday, October 12, 2009

AC filters

Summer is coming; soon it will be time to turn on the air-conditioner. It’s been a while since we turned on the ac so I think it might need a bit of attention before we switch it on. Most importantly it’s the AC filters that need attention. I neglected to change the filters a couple of years ago and I thought my ac needed repair because it wasn’t blowing clod air at all. All it needed was a change of filters.

Setback of gardening

This time of the year in spring the roses are growing vigorously which is good. There are plenty of new basal shoots sprouting out from every bush but because being basal shoots they are also not hardy enough to stand on their own. A strong gust of wind is all it takes to knock them down and usually end up breaking the whole shoot. Its disheartening seeing your beloved roses loose all the buds ready to bloom. Such is the setback of gardening.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fat burner

I’ve always wondered if those fat burner pills would really work? I mean is it really that easy to swallow a pill and the weigh will miraculously fall off? I’m a sceptic and whenever I hear about things that are too good to be true, they usually turn out to be just that; too good to be true. What I trust is proof, not promises that claim to give you the world.

Picnic in the park

Its been a while since we've been on a picnic but thats exactly what we did today. The weather was good to start off with but then the cloud started moving in and we even managed to get a bit of rain. But not after we had our picnic which is good.

The park we went to was Banksia Park, we've never been there before. Apparently its right behind The Greenery, one of the nurseries we frequent. After the picnic we had to rush home to bring the washing in because of the rain. And after that its tea at our friend's place.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Skateboard ramps

My nephew is at that age when he’s really into skateboarding like most boys his age. Plus his birthday is coming up soon and I think I have just the right present for him. There are these skateboard ramps that you can buy to use in your own backyard so instead of having to go down to the local skate park you can practice your skateboarding in your own backyard.

No time to blog

After a long week I always look forward to the weekend when instead of work I get to do the things I need to do around the house and also things I enjoy doing. Saturday is usually the day I do the housework like vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing the toilets. But this weekend I need to work so my weekend is all mucked up now. May have to postpone the housework till Sunday if I get my work all done today. No time to blog, time to get back to work.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Auto insurance quote

It’s that time of the year again; my auto insurance is due and I have to hunt around for another auto insurance quote. I used to have to ring a few places to get the right quotes but this year I think I’ll get smarter and get it all done from one place. will find the best deal for my auto insurance saving me time to do the thing I like such as going for a drive in my car instead of hunting for an insurance quote!


I thought I'll never see today coming. Its been 4 months since I applied and paid the deposit for the government's solar power rebate and finally I've been approved. Received the letter from the government confirming this so I can let the installer know so they can organise an installation date.

This is good news; I should be able to save a fair amount of money on my energy cost once the system is up and running. Lord knows I need it for all the computers and equipments running at home. Now I'm waiting for the installer to call.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Logo usb drive

One of the best ways of promoting your business is giving your customers freebies with your business logo on them. The Logo usb drive is guaranteed to be a success with your clients. Cheap but popular with people of all ages no one will refuse a gift like that. You can never have too many usb drives in the office! I’m just having trouble deciding which ones to go with.

Running out of space.

With the unusual weather pattern we've been having where it can be warm one week and freezing cold the next, my veggies are bolting! Not knowing to keep growing or not they've decided to go straight to flowering and setting seeds. So what I've end up is premature growth of Chinese cabbages and bok choy. Sick of it I decided to rip them all out yesterday and started planting tomatoes in their place. It's the season for tomatoes and there's plenty of varieties to choose from but I'm running out of space for them!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Kitchen appliances

The niece and nephew are moving into the house they’ve bought soon. They’re going to need a lot of stuff for the house like furniture and appliances. They can probably do without some of the less important furniture but some stuff would be quite needed. Most importantly they’re going to need essential stuff for the kitchen like appliances for the counter top, large appliances like the fridge and dishwasher and then there are other important items like pots and pans, cups and dishes. It’s an exciting time of their lives and they’re not quite sure where to start but I told them to check out some other assorted kitchen guides on the internet so they can get a fair idea how to get started in life.

That'll be me

We've been invited to have a buffet lunch at Docklands this afternoon. Cost is $25 per person and I heard it's very good value for money. Still its $25 per head and I'm starting to have second thought. I'm not sure if I want to go or not now but then again we've already accepted the invitation so I don't know.

Anyway we might just have a wonderful time if we went and it might just turn out to be a great day out. Worth the money we're going to pay and stop whinging about the money. That'll be me.