Friday, June 26, 2009

A place for fun, relaxation and entertainment

One of my favorite vacation spots is the Myrtle Beach Resort. Most of the time, my family and I spend our summer at the Myrtle Beach Resorts in South Carolina, not only because of the wide and endless beach shore but the variety of activities to do within the area. First, there is a golf area where you can play with your buddies and availe of the golfing packages that they offer. Second, shopping is just around the corner and many stores offer collectible stuff for commemorating your stay. Myrtle Beach Hotels are one of the best in the world. You can choose to stay near the ocean front that will give you unobstructed views along the North shorline.

If you really want to be in the middle of it all, you might want to stay at then Seaside Condo Hotel. This is located directly on the beach but spacious enough to enjoy the luxury of a four star condominium. If you're bored staying inside your hotel or laying the whole day at the sandy shores, you can watch shows around the Myrtle Beach. Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre, Palace theater are just some of the show places you might want to check out. So what are you waiting for? Call for a reservation now!

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Setting up a Home Security System

Over the years, my family and I have experienced both attempting to be robbed and being robbed.
With the harsh times, a lot of people are pushed into the edge to do things that you can't even imagine. Good thing that we are living in a modern world now. Home Security System is more ffordable than ever. ADT plays a very crucial role in helping you safe guard your home against people who have bad intentions. It's really traumatizing for a family to be put in such a horrible experience.

I highly recommend putting up a Security System in your home so you'll always have a peace of mind whenever you're at work or in a vacation. The wonderful thing with the technology nowadays is that control of such an intricate security system is just one touch of a button and the equipments are light and unobtrusive so it's easy to integrate to your living space. Investing in these kind of tools are priceless.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heavy Machineries: Toys for the Big Boys

Being a civil engineer, one of our concerns with regards to construction are heavy machinery. From tower crane, backhoe, concrete mixers and other machines that are essential in building structures no matter how big or small. Skid steer attachments vary from augers (used for drilling), planers, forks (for heavy lifting), and backhoes and boom poles (for moving debris).

I recently acquired a post hole digger for my contracting business. I need this for residential projects that needs quick digging for lightweight poles. I also purchased some garden equipment to help my landscaper get his job done. One of these are zero turn mowers, used for professional landscaping. Such equipment can mow around obstacles, easy to maneuver and can mow in uneven terrain.

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Shift to HDTV now!

Everyone seems to be shifting to digital. The big networks are now promoting HD TV and there's no better way to appreciate this but through subscribing to Direct TV. With more channels than any regular cable subscription, Satellite Directv offers flexible plans that will suite your needs. If you're a sports guy like me, there are DirecTV plans that offers more sports channels aside from the usual ESPN like Fox Sports Network, NBA TV, Versus
(for MMA enthusiasts), Sentanta Sports, MLB Network and more.

If you're a couch potato who likes movies, HBO, Starz, Encore Channels, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix, and Cinemax are just some of the channels you can choose from. If you are a channel surfer you might, DirectTV also offers international programming for your viewing pleasure. Channels from Greece, China, Korean and Japanese are also available. So what are you waiting for? Get a DirectTV subscription now.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lighting Fixtures for Your Home

Our current project is a 41 story high-rise condominium. One of my tasks in our project is to look for suppliers of lighting fixtures that will satisfy the needs of the future tenants of the condominium. Fortunately, I found a lighting store that have a variety of products, including chandeliers, accent lamps, bath vanity strips, desk lamps, pendant fixtures, mini-pendants, floor lamps, desk lamps, picture lights, wall mounted sconces, flush and semi-flush ceiling light fixtures. Farrey's offer a wide array of styles and manufacturers to choose from. One of the styles that caught my eye is the George Kovacs collection which has a simple yet very modern and elegant design. If you're the type who likes the more classical designs, maxim lighting is the one you're looking for.

If you're not sure what style will suit your needs, you can always search or browse their site for other designs and manufacturers. With so many products to choose from it's safe to say that you're guaranteed to find something that will fit your budget. You can also come down at Farrey's showroom located at North Miami, Florida to see all their collections (you can download the map at their site for directions).

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gold as a worthy Investment Tool

I remember when I was still fresh from college and in my first year of work as an Engineer, I've set my goals to save money and be able to make it grow. So I invested some of my savings in mutual funds and some part of them is locked in a time deposit. When the stock market crashed last year due to the financial crisis that hit the United States, the investment I had in the mutual funds also tanked.

Good thing that I diversified my investments to a very safe and medium risk. My time deposit is safely tucked in a very stable bank and even if the value I invested in mutual funds went down. One new investment I want to get into is buying gold bullion australia. Gold is a commodity that has always maintained it's high price. Another stable investment is gold coins and jewellery sydney. It might sound too luxurious but when I do get enough money to purchase such assets, I will try to invest in these valuable commodities. Like I said earlier, diversifying investments is the way to go if you want to keep building your wealth.

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The Great View of the Ocean Front

South Carolina is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Myrtle Beach Resort. If you're planning to escape the summer heat with your friends or family, there are many affordable rooms in the hotel that will fit your budget.

Not only do you get to enjoy the beach, nearby Museum, Shopping Center, and Parks are just in the vicinity of the Resort in Myrtle Beach. This is just an all around destination for your family and I'm sure the kids will enjoy their stay here. Some of the activities that you might want to try in Grande Shores are dinner in Medieval Times Dinner Show, watch big music concerts at the Alababama Theater, see the biggest collection of sharks on Ripley's Aquarium, race around the tracks at Grand Prix Family Thrill Park and play golf at one of the outstanding golf courses.

With 60 miles of sandy beach and warm weather, Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach is a perfect vacation spot all year round.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pinoy Life Hidden in Plain View

I've come across a couple of blogs that talks about life in the Philippines. The author of the blogs are foreigners who are currently living in our country for quite some time. It's very interesting to find out their views with regards to the usual day in the Philippines, which for us Filipinos, are very much ordinary and the same. We're living here ever since we were born and most of the things we experience are just "routine" and so common that we've become blinded to them.

Just like Philfaq's blog article about a Typical Philippine Trip to the Mall where he talks about his experience in shopping in SM Hypermarket. Here's a snippet from the said article:
Our checkout did get interrupted by anther ritual… the Japanese sounding ‘my dog has leas’ tones come over the loud speaker and a voice intones ‘Welcome to SM” and then every employee in the store drops what they are doing , claps their hands three times and chants’ “Happy to serve You,”. It’s not an ingrained ritual or anything, only happens about three times each and every hour.

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I remember the first time I've heard this "SM Sales Cheer" for the first time and I've felt a roller coaster of emotions which are 1) Scared - the first time I heard the clap I was like "what the hell is going on? Am I on Punkd or Wow! Mali!?" 2) Embarrassed - Seeing the look on their faces, they seemed to be doing it just because it's a new sales policy. They look embarrassed and in that moment I empathize with them. 3) Weird - Now after the cheer some of them have this stoic look as they went back to what they were doing before the short that moment I felt that I'm the only breathing person and the rest are robots or cyborgs programmed to do grocery stuff.

It's amusing how most of us dream a romantic night in Paris or a busy corporate day in New York or a Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo and other adventures in different cities. There's nothing wrong about that but sometimes we forget that there are a lot of things going on right in front of our eyes. All we need is just to see it in an outsider's point of view. Some experiences are funny or just borderline "stupid" others are regrettable and forgetful, and there are some that will make you feel proud as a Filipino. Maybe if we can just realize how great we are as a country, we'll make that realization into reality.

When you're old enough

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Direct TV is Everything You Need

So I recently got a direct tv and it's one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Not to exaggerate but being the sport and movie fanatic that I am, I need all the sport and movie programing fix that I can get. Just imagine having instant access to the on going NBA Finals and upcoming UFC fights on Spike TV. Good thing that there are plenty of options with regards to direct tv packages.

So what made me shift to DirecTV? How about 25 specialty sports channels from ESPN, NBA League Pass, NHL, MLB; 250 plus channels (including 31 Premium Movie channels) and superb digital quality picture on all channels right on your fingertips.

To top it all, I also got the DVR package! Not only do I get to watch my favorite shows but I get to watch them in the highest definition possible! What are you waiting for? Look for Direct tv offers in areas near you and avail of the service now.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How IRA Gold Works

I've been investing in mutual funds and trust funds for some years now. With the recent economic crisis, most of the earnings that I have with those funds have been almost wiped out. Good thing the market has been gaining recently and I've recovered much of the "paper loss" from the previous months.

This experienced have opened my eyes in investing in IRA gold. First question you might want to ask is how to put gold in an IRA? First, for those who don't know yet IRA stands for Individual Retirement Accounts. Gold is a very stable investment for centuries and is ideally a long-term one. Since gold has many uses, it always have a very high demand hence also a high price. A gold 401k investment is fundamentally sound and the returns are almost guaranteed. For more info about 401k gold you can go to

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Classic Games Never Die

Being the old school gamer that I am, sites like GamesZombie is a great find. Not only that I can play retro games like super mario or the mind boggling tower defence but also the new generation miniclip games. If you don't have any idea on what you want to play just check out the top games on their "Most played" or "Highest rated" list of games. For sure you'll find something that will interest the gamer in you. By the way, GameZombie have 1200 game titles in their disposal.

If you want to relax and just hang out, GameZombie allows users to interact with one another through the comment section in a particular game. Discuss strategy or compare your high score with friends all over the world. I've already played Bubble Shooter but I find it harder than the Bubble! bubble! game that we're accustomed to play. There are also games like "Guess who's Celebrity thong is this?" which is downright silly but doesn't fail to put smile to your face.

Start playing now! It's fun, it's challenging and most of all it's free!

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Switching from Cable to Satellite TV

It's been a great year for sports so far. TV ratings for NBA Playoffs and the upcoming NBA Finals is on an all time high, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) through UFC is enjoying a continuous surge of popularity among the general viewers, and Boxing is on a rebound with Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. heading on a collision course later this year.

I'm recently having problems with my Cable TV with regards to it's reception. There were times I'm in the middle of watching an all important sporting event when our TV signal suddenly went haywire. Just a month before, our cable provider decided to cut down the number of channels available to us and replaced some of the popular channels with not so good alternatives. This got me thinking if I'm really getting my money's worth with our cable subscription. My friend told me that I should get Direct TV.

With over 250 channels in digital quality picture, I feel that DirectTV is worth much more than any ordinary cable subscription. One fantastic feature of this platform is the Parental controls/locks which is very useful if you have kids around. You'll never worry about them coming across programs unsuitable for their age. This is one of the reasons that sets Direct TV System apart from other similar satellite TV providers.

Cable TV has been around for a while and it's about time that such monopoly to stop. We consumers deserve better quality and variety with the hard earned money that we spend monthly. So make sure to avail of the Direct TV Service by going to their website. There are a lot of packages to choose from that will suit your needs.

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A New Way to Shop Online

Most of us have tried shopping online and we've experienced how tough it is to find an online store that meets our specific needs. I've recently found out about Shopwiki which is somewhat like Google when it comes to shopping online. What it does is it searches different online stores for the specific item that you're looking for including the price of the item with the respective stores. No need to search Directories, Forums and other sites endlessly because Shopwiki does that for you!

Here are some of the things you can see at Shopwiki: Home and Garden, Garden Hoses, outdoor entertaining, bird baths, hedge trimmers, garden accents, Housewares and Home Maintenance, Home Furnishings and Decor, Home accessories, Furniture and more. I've recently tried searching for a Canon 450D on their site and I was able to compare different stores all at once. Now I have an idea where I can buy my future camera.

If you're the type of person who's constantly seeking out the best deals, Shopwiki can help shopping easier and much convenient for you. Enjoy shopping!

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