My New Office Sandal

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We can’t wear our heels in the office. That is something to shout about for me. I don’t like high heels coz it hurts my feet and my right tummy (due to some health problem that has not be identified till now!).

The employer did provide slippers for us but it is so not cool wearing rubber slippers with our office dress. So I got the above to replace my old ones which snaps while I was blogging in the office! :D

How to Kill Mosquito Using Dishwasher

I got this tips in my email a few days ago.

Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy or Harimau Kuat Lemon. Set the dish on your porch, patio, picnic table, park bench, or other outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate colour, or what. BUT … mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the
Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate.

I did not have any Lemon Fresh Joy or Harimau Kuat. I tried with my Lemon Dishmate but it did not work. I think it must be the strong lemon smell from Harimau Kuat that attracts the mosquitoes. If you have Harimau Kuat, do try it and let me know whether it works or not. I kept forgetting to buy the Harimau Kuat each time I went to shop. :)

Shop at Boutiques

A few of my friends only shop in boutique. They told me the reason doing so is that they won’t be seeing wearing the same item with other ladies. Ya, they are willing to pay the extras to be exclusive and of course for the quality of boutiques product. To those living in US and shop at boutiques, you might want to check out AshleysBoutique.com.

They sells inspired by handbags of Louis Vuitton, Coach, Prada, Gucci, etc. Besides handbags and purses, Ashley also sells sunglasses, clothing, jewelry, watches and accessories like key chain, key holder, hand band and even pet bag!

This is something that put a smile on my face. They accept International Orders!!! Yes, this is not for US only. The cost of shipping is about USD30 only and we can pay by Paypal. Unfortunately, due to high rates of fraud, they cannot accept any orders originating from Indonesia, The Philippines, Nigeria and a number of countries in the Middle East. We still can buy. ;)

I want to go to Melbourne too

My colleague just broke the news to me that her elder sister who is still single is going to treat her and their mother for a vacation in Melbourne in September. Her sister has a friend living there but she does not want to trouble her friend with their accommodation. So, she is asking my help to look Cheap Hotels in Melbourne.

That is so easy task for me because I blog about Accommodation in Melbourne a few times. I heard that her sister’s friend is living in St Kilda. That is just perfect. I found Melbourne Hotel in St Kilda that is offering as low as AUD65 per night. 3 stars some more! Hmm…I wonder whether she will be buy souvenir for me from Melbourne. :P

What is Latte?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Latte”? All this while I taught it is coffee so I never try any beverage that has the word “Latte” on it because I don’t and cannot drink coffee. Yes, it is not coffee. The word “Latte” actually derives from the Italian word “Milk” but over the years this beverage has been served with more than just milk like coffee or chocolate.

I went shopping yesterday and saw that they are giving free sampling for the Nestle Iced Latte. Was tempted to try but I was shy to go ask for one. hehe.

Online provider for toner, inkjet, & fax cartridge

At the shop, we got customers come to print and photocopy almost everyday. And most of the time the inkjet cartridge or the copier toner finishes without warning and most of the time, hubby couldn’t find time to travel to the computer shop to buy the replacement ink. Got to find supplier/s that delivers right to our doorstep without needing us to leave out seat. Not that we are lazy, it just that we are short of hands and time.

I found out that Inkers.biz is an online provider for toner, inkjet, & fax cartridge. They carry most of the major brands that you can think of and because they purchase them in huge volume direct from the manufacturer; their price is definitely cheaper than the rest. If you order more, you would be able to save more. When you spend $100, you will get a rebate rebate of $5 or spend $200 for a rebate of $10. If you are living in US, it is free UPS ground shipping for you. All of Inkers toner and ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed against defect for one full year and even have a thirty day no questions asked return policy.

His interest.

One of hubby’s hobbies is collecting unique weapon, more of swords and knife. He is willing to spend any amount just to get them. The last time he bought them, the swords were held by the custom at the airport. He bought it online from US. He actually can go to claim it but he was lazy to drive all the way to KLIA and fill in forms plus explaining to the custom officer about the purchase in the swords. What a waste of money.

He has a few collectible items such as the nunchaku, sword, daggers, and katana in our room. He used to hang the sword on the wall but since the first child came into our life, we took it down. Accidents can happen any time, so we are not going to risk it.

If I tell hubby about Extremely-Sharp Swords and Knife. I am sure he will go crazy about it! This website sells all sorts of Swords, Knives, Martial Arts Equipment, Air Soft Guns, Armor, Batons, Blow Guns, Collectibles, Crossbows, Lock Picks, Self Defense, Throwing Stars and much more.

Besides selling the above they also have monthly contest and newsletter where you will get the chance to win some of the items displayed on their website. The newsletter also provides useful information such as tips for maintaining knives, self defense techniques, special recipes, special discounts and other updates.

Floaters: I see black dot all the time

If you experienced the above, you could have a serious eye problem. Don’t panic yet. Read on. The black dot is called Floaters. I just come to know about it after my colleague went to consult an eyes specialist to check on what went wrong. She has been seeing black dot for a few months already. Below info is what I read from the leaflet that she brought back from the clinic.

Floaters are small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. They are actually tiny clumps of gel, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. They are actually floating inside your eye and what you see are its shadow.

The cause of it, aging. When people reach middle age, the vitreous gel may start to thicken or shrink, forming clumps or strands inside the eye.

Actually, 70% cases if floaters are harmless. My colleague is given an eye drop to make the gel shrink. To look up and down and from side to side if the floaters bothers her. It will move the floaters away from your line of vision. It won’t disappear completely though.

It becomes serious when the shrinking of the vitreous gel pulls away from the wall of the eye and causes the retina to tear. This will cause small amount of bleeding. It can lead to retinal detachment and blindness of left untreated. Treatment, laser treatment to seal the tear ASAP!

Books or Toys

Last night when I told my eldest daughter to pick up her toys, she asked me when I will buy toys for her! I told her to wait as I am still searching for the best deal and whether to buy toys or books. I think book is better right? :) Another Michelle told me she just bought 2 sets of second books from US. Much cheaper to get it there than here. My uncle used to buy second books in container loads to sell them here, locally.

Barnes & Nobles
are having the Summer Clearance in which we can save up to 80% with the discount coupon. This is so much better than buying second hand books. I just noticed that if you become a member, you will be given another 50 cents discount. There is so many children’s book to choose from. Mostly $5.00 and below after discount. Most of my girl’s favorite are there too like Snow White, Elmo, Disney Princess and much more.

By the way, I found out about Barnes & Nobles Summer Clearance sales from webbyplanet. Webbyplanet is an online community that helps shoppers save money and make smart purchases. Besides helping you to find discount coupons, you can also find products, sales, special deals, reviews, and rebates from this website. Until today, they have over 5000 stores with over 100,000 coupons and deals.

SIL going for Mastectomy

My sister in law (hubby’s sister) is living in UK. Every since she work there and now have a family there, none of us visited her due to the expensive flight fare and hotel rooms. She has a very small house you see. Can’t fit all her 10 siblings plus their family!

We just got to know that she is diagnosed with breast cancer and she is going for mastectomy on 15th August. Mother in law is very worried about her. I wish I can fly her there to see her daughter or maybe some of us can sacrifice some of our saving to visit her. I found a website that has the directory for Cheap Hotels in London. I am not so sure where she live, maybe in Derby. Heritage Hotel Derby offering USD74 per night. Affordable right? Maybe after visiting her, we can tour UK. Hotels in Manchester offers as low as GBP30 per night. Anyone wanna go? :D

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