Sunday, July 28, 2019

How To Earn USD Through Your Blog ?

July has been a hectic month for me. I was away from home for many days. One thing I learned throughout my journey being away from my home country, is I am able to earn cash online while away from home country. Before my travel, I have signed up to to this platform called Valued Voice. Formerly known as Link Vehicle. I don't really take them seriously when I was approached by one of the Account Manager to be part of their influencer community. I just signed up for the sake of entertaining them since they have been emailing me a few times. I got nothing to lose anyway since its a FREE SIGN UP.

Its all started when I was in Jakarta and China recently, the opportunities keep coming through Valued Voice. All I need to do is to copy and paste the ready article with the link to my blog. I submit through the Valued Voice site for review and within 3 days the USD cleared to my accounts.

By the way, I was at FREE Accounts subscriptions. I recently draw USD150.00 to my PayPal account. All happens in less than a month.

How to Sign Up to be part of Valued Voice Influencer like me?

* Click the link HERE to sign up for free.

* They will review your application and will approve within 48 hours.

Tips to get sponsored post from Valued Voice :

1. Complete your profile and influencer score - a higher score percentage will improve chances to get sponsored post through Valued Voice.

2. Add your online channel - Instagram, blog, facebook and whatever channel you have.

3. Stay active with Valued Voice - you should consistently log in to the Valued Voice to proof you are serious in making money. Don't get so disappointed if you don't get any opportunity in the first month sign up. 

Be patient and hope you will start earning USD like me soon. Sharing is caring! Don't forget to sign up as Valued Voice Influencer HERE.

If you are a Brand who inerested to make value of your advertising can click the Brand free sign up HERE. You will see the different to your Brand very soon with Value Voice.

Friday, July 26, 2019

How To Choose The Best Flower Delivery?

I bet many people no matter what is your gender is...Flowers make you feel good!
You may say it...out loud - I hate flowers! Flowers make me less manly! Flowers is perishable!
Imagine a surprise flowers gift delivery to your doorstep out of sudden. All those statements immediately disappear. If you are feeling down at that time, you feel happy!

I confidently will say this, "Flowers Effect Moods. For the receiver of the flowers, it gives you  :

* Healing touch.
* Less stress
* Feel happy

For the sender of the flowers, it portrays :

* They are a thoughtful person,
* Caring
* Emotional Balanced individuals

Conservative thinking only men sent flowers. Nowadays both men and women on many occasions will receive flowers.

Since sending flowers to play a big role in feeling and emotion of both senders and receiver, hence choosing the best flower delivery is very crucial to ensure the right message conveys.

How To Choose The Best Flower Delivery?

1. Testimonials and Reviews

DO NOT settle with the first flower delivery you find.
Try to shop around and read some of the reviews. With high technology era, everything is just with a single click. All you need to do is to type the name of the delivery service you are going to use into the search engine. Read all the reviews and testimonial related to that particular florist.

2. Further Inquiries

If you in doubt, just ask the online advisor or email them for further details. Further inquiry won't harm you at all. In fact, it helps to ensure good and quality flowers delivered to your receiver.

3. Delivery Locations

Common sense for you to check on your choice of flowers delivery available to deliver to your recipient address. Well, nowadays many flower delivery able to send internationally through some strategic partnership or agent.

4. Hidden Fees

Any special delivery such as urgent case would require extra charges added to the usual price. Make sure to check before placing the order. I would suggest properly plan and give ample time for your order to reach the destination without paying the unnecessary cost.

5. Payment Methods

Preferably to shop at the site which accepts major credit cards and PayPal. Why? Especially for PayPal, we can always dispute if the product doesn't deliver accordingly after stipulated time frames promised. 

Hope some of the guides mentioned will help you in deciding which florist to place an order for your next flower delivery.

For those who in Singapore, I think some of you may familiar with this top-rated florist called Farm Florist. They are popular online florist specializing in 60 minutes -same day and even offer a full refund if failed to deliver. Go check the site!  Too many choices that will never bore you browsing all those beautiful flowers that pleased your eyes. I love on the guarantee to only deliver fresh farm flowers which make you shop with confidence.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Why Mooncakes is Expensive and People Still Buy?

15 August is around the corner!
What so special about this date?
Well, in the lunar calendar, this is the date where we observed the mid-autumn festival. You will see various types of mooncakes pop up in the restaurant, hotel and so on.

What are mooncakes?

Mooncake commonly round and measure approximately around 10cm (diameter) and between 3 to 4 cm thickness. The outer of mooncake is like crust made of flour, lard, salted duck eggs, syrup, oil, sugar and water which texture can be either flaky, chewy or tender. Well depends on the baker. While the filling usually a sweet paste such as red bean, lotus and seeds. Nowadays people are more creative to create a unique filling for the mooncake.

Mooncakes Price can be ridiculously pricey for sweet desert due to seasonal treats. Despite the exorbitant price, mooncakes always in demand when the season comes.

Why Mooncakes is Expensive and People Still Buy?

1. Perfect Branding 

People commonly relate to mooncake as "premium" items. The taste of the mooncakes from 5 or 6 stars hotel may be the same with less popular bakery but when it comes to the gifting of mooncakes, mostly prefer to present premium items as part of delivering sincerity and respect which is highly important in Chinese Culture. Most popular restaurant and hotels depend on their brands' reputation to charge premium price mooncakes.

2. Seasonal Items

Mooncakes are not an all year round product. It only comes when the season comes. Its is impossible to buy the mooncakes early and stockpile until the time comes for gifting since the items are perishable. Most mooncake sellers can charge high price since the demand is always available for them. Lowering the price may not be a good option since this won't make much difference.

3. No Substitute for Mooncakes

Imagine you present your client a dumpling instead of mooncakes during mid-autumn festival. Well, this incident may be a similar situation a boyfriend present a bag of potato chips instead of chocolates during Valentines Day. 

As for me, I prefer the mooncake premium box collection to store my accessories instead of eating the mooncake itself. Why? It is hard to get good and delicious mooncakes. Due to the reason mentioned, many people exploit this seasonal item to sell at a high price and being ignorant in the quality of this sweet treat.

In my previous office, I would say no to substandard mooncakes and only purchase mooncakes from a bakery who have a strong advocate of being product misrepresentation and honest in selling their mooncakes. 

One of the good reputation mooncakes producers who still maintain a high quality and delicious mooncakes is Bing Liang Bakery.  What attracts me to get the mooncake from them? I love their pledge to Best Value - Don't pay exorbitant amounts for mediocre mooncakes.

Bing Liang also provide mooncakes customization such as premium box and flavoured too.
pssstttt!!! some Hotels and Restaurants get their mooncake from them too. :) 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

5 Reason Solid Wood Furnishing is The Best Option

When it comes to house deco there are many options for furniture types. Some prefer modern furnishing and for those more classical would prefer vintage and as for me, I prefer solid wood. Here are 5 reasons why I solid wood is my preference.

1. More Durable

Just as it looks, solid wood is more durable. If we take good care of it properly this piece of furniture can be an antique to be passed down to the next generation. 

2. Less Maintainance

I know solid wood furniture tends to attract more dust and has a threat to moisture. Well, you just need to keep it dry and wipe down the dust regularly.

3. Presentable

There is something about solid wood furniture since it can transform your home elegantly if you place it in a creative manner. Many interior designers would agree with me about this.

4. Better Value

If you read my no.1 point solid wood is more durable and last longer. Which led to an antique pass down to the next generation and can consider as an asset for higher selling value for the future.

5. Unique

There no 2 pieces of same solid wood furniture. None of them is precisely alike which make it unique and this makes each solid wood you purchase is one of a kind.

For me, solid wood furniture is a great choice if you are looking forward to own furniture that lasts for many years and stands out. In other words, timeless design and outstanding quality. But I would say is not easy to find a good solid wood seller. You are lucky if can purchase one solid wood furniture that will last for generations.

For my future home, I was eyeing at this one particular website. This site has been recommended by my mutual friend who is also an avid solid wood furniture fan just like me. You can check out good quality and great design of solid wood furniture by mason home decor.

One of my choice samples would be this piece. I would love to place this in my living room.

Mason Oak Solid Wood Dressing Table

I know purchasing furniture online may not give you a good feel. You can visit their display space to physically view the items to purchase their product. Just chat with their friendly customer service via the chat box at the bottom right-hand corner on the screen of the website for further inquiry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Apply For Your Conceal To Carry Permit

Carrying a concealed handgun can make people feel safer, especially if they live or work in a place that seems dangerous. However, there are laws you must follow to do so. Here are a few things you will need to do before you can carry a firearm.

Check With State and Local Laws

Before you head out to purchase a concealed ankle holster, you need to check with the local and state laws to see what you need to do to have a concealed weapon. You most likely live in a “shall issue” area, which means you will get permission if you meet certain criteria. However, you will want need to find out what those steps are. This is also a good time to be retrospective whether this huge responsibility and if you are financially and personally ready for it.

Get Certified To Carry

You need to enroll in a firearm safety course to get your conceal to carry permit. These lessons will teach you the proper way to use a gun, the safety involved in having one and how to conceal it. You can find a class near you on the Internet but check to make sure it is reputable and that your certification will be accepted for your permit.

Turn In Your Application

Next, you need to fill out the conceal to carry application and the fee for the permit. Be sure to fill out every question they ask to help it be approved as quick as possible. Once they run any checks they need on you and everything comes back alright, you will get your permit.

Keep Your Permit On Hand

Once you are issued your conceal to carry permit, find a place to keep it on you when you have your firearm. You will want it handy if you are ever questioned about having your gun.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fall Jewelry Trends

Summer is already more than halfway over and fashion experts are looking ahead to the fall season. With the city still hot as can be, think about the cooler time with these fall jewelry trends. Find your favorites and pop into a nearby SOHO jewelry store to make sure that you'll be ahead of the curve.

Long Lines

Straight from the runways, industry experts have been buzzing about long, elegant pieces adorning those walking with major designer names. Valentino, Stella McCartney, and Givenchy were among the brands to send long earrings and straight-lined necklaces down the runway. The look is reminiscent of some hippie aesthetics but can be personalized with color and sparkle.

Heavy Metals

This trend applies to necklaces, earrings, and rings. Some of the more dramatic earrings feature chunky metals and pieces that appear to have been inspired by raw materials that wrap around the ears. Similarly, rings of all shapes and sizes feature this heavy imagery. Pinky rings also seem to be gaining popularity.  Consider this tiny accessory as a way of adding a personal finishing touch to any look. Spikes and sparkle have never gone better together.

Pearly Whites

Alternatively, pearls seem to be appearing in many different forms. From a 1960s-inspired choker to large, chunky faux pearl earrings, this classic accessory is definitely having a moment. Many designers have been pushing a return to form in the idea of matching sets, so consider some cool pearls for the ears and for the neck.

Pin It

This trend might just be the best way to personalize this fall. Brooches and pins are everywhere. That could mean investing in a more classic piece, wearing a family piece, or finding a pin to express a personal voice. There are currently countless options to choose from that could be abstract or in a distinct shape. Some even feature graphics and words. Anyone and everyone interested in jumping in on this trend can find a way to do so.

Enhance Your Craft: Tips for Cosmetology Professionals

Hair, makeup and skincare gurus hold immense power at their fingertips. Golden hands can transform a face with a simple haircut, inspire a client with an acne-ridding facial or give someone a much-needed confidence boost after a long day in the office. These cosmetology professionals perform magic daily and keep both women and men sane throughout the highs and lows of life. If you’re a cosmetology professional looking to expand your skill set, while simultaneously boosting clientele, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading for practical next steps you can take to grow your craft.  

Reflect and Brainstorm

Take some time to think about your cosmetology journey. Has your skillset broadened? What ongoing training have you received? Do you shadow colleagues? Then, think about areas where’d you’d like to grow, learn more or change your business practices. Asking yourself these questions will help you analyze areas of you career that you’d like to expand and nourish.

Grow and Go!

Once you’ve decided how you’d like to grow your skillset, begin taking practical next steps to turn dreams into reality. For example, if you are a manicurist feeling stuck in a rut, consider talking to your supervisor to inquire about additional spa techniques you can learn and execute at your current salon or spa (i.e., pedicures, hot stone massage or waxing). Perhaps you’d like to expand your repertoire of skills to grow a client base. As a hairstylist, explore new trends with cut, colour and style to be a versatile master for your customers. Maybe you’re an East Coast makeup goddess looking to earn extra income. Consider eyelash extension training new york ny to offer lash-boosting wonders to your loyal patrons.

With this practical guide and a personal commitment to growth, you’ll be well on your way to enhancing and growing your cosmetology craft!

Emergency Relief Companies Fill Critical Needs During Disasters

Natural disasters can occur anywhere at any time, causing millions of dollars damage and displacing thousands of people. When a disaster hits, emergency response teams are dispatched to the affected area and, more often than not, an emergency relief company will be employed to assist government agencies.

Responding to a Disaster

Typically, first responders will secure the disaster area, conduct evacuation and rescue, provide medical care, and perform crowd control to ensure the safety of those in the area. Once a governor has declared a state emergency, government emergency teams will come in and provide an initial assessment and aid.

Meeting Basic Needs

Based on this assessment and the impact of the disaster, certain needs must be addressed and taken care of quickly. These usually include food, safe water, shelter, medical care, sanitation, waste disposal, and essential comfort items.

Providing Essential Services

Emergency relief or disaster management companies play a key role in filling these needs. They are able to provide additional services and resources that state or local government might lack. They can also assist by adding a level of safety and comfort that is crucial in helping people cope with a disaster.
For example, most emergency relief companies are capable of bringing in and setting up hand washing stations; potable water and gray water vehicles; mobile shower, laundry, medical, and sleeping units; mobile restrooms; and food catering services. They employ personnel who are trained in the proper use of these resources and experienced in working in disaster conditions.

Tallying the Costs

There has been an increase in the number of disasters in the United States over the past several years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 16 natural disasters accounted for 3,278 deaths and around $306 billion in 2017, a record year for natural disasters in the U.S. Given the scale and complexity of today’s disasters and the loss they incur, the need for emergency relief companies becomes more significant.

Popular Restaurant Trends For 2019

The food industry is constantly changing. Each year different trends appear depending on what people seem to be interested in at that time. Here are a few things you may notice becoming more prevalent in the coming year.

Online Ordering

With so many different delivery services popping up, online ordering is more popular than ever. People want to eat gourmet food, but many of them find that they do not have the time or energy to go out to a restaurant each week. Now they simple search for what they like, such as the best seafood Plano TX, and have it at their door within an hour. Some restaurants are even have it so that you can order online from your table instead of with your server.

Plant-based Options

Plant-based protein is becoming a popular meat alternative. As people become more conscious of the environment, they are often cutting back on the animal products that they consume. It also seems that people are constantly looking for different ways to lose weight, so restaurant menus are trying to provide healthier options as well.

Enhanced Presentation 

Restaurants have really stepped up their food presentation game recently. This is because people love posting beautiful looking food on social media. It is a great way for restaurants to get noticed as well. Some places have even come up with some pretty outlandish items to try to bring in more business. You can expect that restaurants will continue to work on enhanced presentation as the posting of food pictures does not seem to be going away any time soon. 
While you will likely notice a rise in these trends, not every restaurant will follow. If you are someone who likes to stick to what you know, you can still find plenty of restaurants out there that cater to what you like. Remember that trends change all the time, so always be on the lookout for new discoveries. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ways You Can Give Back To Your Community

It’s easy to become sucked into your own everyday activities and checking off boxes your to-do lists. However, it’s important for middle and upper class people to look beyond themselves and be grateful for the fortune that they have. If you fall into this category, take advantage of your position and use it to give back to your community in these ways.

Support Stores That Give Back

There are many clothing stores like TOMS NYC that give a portion of their sales to charities. Some companies run a “one for one” style charity. Every time you buy one of their products, they donate that same product to a child or family in need. Some stores make sure their clothes are made handmade in humane conditions by women in impoverished countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and Costa Rica opposed to Chinese factories.

Volunteer at Local Organizations

No matter where you live, there are plenty of organizations that are non-profit, do great work for the community and in need of volunteers. If you love animals, volunteer by feeding puppies and kittens at the local animal shelter. Help serve food to those in need at a nearby soup kitchen or food pantry. If you have any skills such as dance, crafting or cooking, volunteer to teach a class at a nursing home or a school district in a lower income area.

Donate Items You Don’t Need

If your house is cluttered with items you no longer need, consider donating them. Check out the charities that your local church is working with. They may need toys, food or Christmas gifts. Bring clothes to a nearby thrift shop. Libraries accept books and DVDs to donate to families and schools in need. Even doctors offices accept used eyeglass frames to donate to charity.
When you decide to give back to your community, you will feel immediate satisfaction. Make donating and volunteering and conscious habit.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Find the Best Way to Get From Houston to the Cruise Port in Galveston

Galveston, Texas has become a popular cruise ship port. The only problem is that the nearest airports are in Houston, which is over an hour away from the coast. There is no truly cheap way to get between the airports and the cruise ship terminal, but some options are better than others. Taxis are very expensive, but you can choose a ride service like Uber or Lyft, a shuttle service run by the cruise lines or a private galveston to houston shuttle.

Uber and Lyft

The ride-sharing services are convenient and probably the least expensive, especially if you are traveling in a group. Fares will vary depending upon traffic conditions, but it could cost anywhere between $60 and $100 round trip. This doesn't save you much if you are traveling alone, however.

Cruise Line Shuttles

Many of the cruise lines have their own shuttle services. One advantage of these is that, unlike Uber or Lyft, you can book your seat and pay for it when you book your cruise. They are comparable in price to the rideshares as well. Another plus for the cruise line shuttles is that you will never miss your boat. If you are on the shuttle on the way to the dock, the ship will not depart until you are on board.

Car Services

One of the best ways to get between the cruise terminal at Galveston and the airports near Houston is a private shuttle service. These are often much less expensive than the other options and offer senior, military and child discounts. There are a variety of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to minibusses to limousines. Some of the car services pick up passengers at hotels also.

Private Car

Another option is to rent a car. This is pretty expensive, but if you plan to stay in the area for a few days before or after your cruise, having your own transportation is a plus.
There are many ways to get between Galveston and Houston. Choose the one that fits best for you.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jom Jalan Jalan Cari Makan Di Johor

Dalam banyak banyak negeri di Malaysia, I paling teringin nak pergi melawat Johor. Kenapa? Banyak makanan yang I suka berasal dari Johor. So? Apa makanan yang patut cuba kalau ke Johor?

Sila lihat carta 5 makanan yang I rancang nak cuba di Johor.

1. Briyani Gam 

Selain nasi lemak , Nasi Briyani pun memang my favourite. Especially kalau bagi I Nasi Briyani Kambing. Mak Mentua lalu pun I tak nampak. hehehehe 😝...tapi I tak de mak mentua pun. Mak sendiri ada la. Johor memang famous dengan Nasi Briyani Gam. Nasi Briyani Gam atau Nasi Briyani Dam di masak dengan memasukkan lapisan daging yang di perap dengan rempah ratus semalaman dan di masak dengan lapisan beras. Beras bukan sebarang beras tapi di guna beras basmathi. Serious sedap! Oh! by the way Nasi Briyani Gam ni tak de unsur unsur Gam kat dalam bahan masakannya. kekeke😏

Ada dua tempat Nasi Briyani terkenal yang I teringin nak cuba di Johor .

Restoran BP Briyani Power
18, Jalan Tukas 2, Taman Soga, 83000 Batu Pahat , Johor

Nasi Briyani Mohd Shah
Jalan Peserai 83000 Batu Pahat , Johor

Jika ada pembaca yang sudi beritahu tempat lagi best nak makan Nasi Briyani Gam kat Johor , tolong la letakkan info dekat kotak komen dibawah. 

2. Mee Bandung

Mee Bandung ni adalah makanan yang memang berasal dari Johor. I ingat masa mak masih kuat memang suka masak mee bandung untuk kami sekeluarga. Bagi saya la...mee bandung masakan mak la yang paling sedap. Mee Bandung ni adalah mee kuning yang di masak dengan sup (cili, udang kering, ayam atau daging dan sayuran.) Paling best kuah sup tu di campur telur. Rasa mee bandung paling best kalau masam masam manis. Jangan la pulak bagi mee bandung yang kuah dia hanya di masak dengan cili sos je. Memang ar nak kena baling pinggan ni. 🙄 Kalau nak masak mee bandung macam tu I pun pandai. Beli je maggi mee kari campur sos cili dengan sikit kicap dah boleh dah. I teringin nak makan mee bandung authentic.

Dalam research saya tempat Mee Bandung famous yang must try kat Johor adalah :

Restoran Mee Bandung Abu Bakar Hanipah
Jalan Abdullah , Pekan Muar 84000 Muar Johor

Mee Bandung Muar Original Pt Bulat
21, Jalan Masjid , Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru

Siapa tahu tempat makan mee bandung sedap di Johor? Janganla segan segan komen kat bawah.

3. Mee Racun Tulang

Dengar nama makanan ni. Gerun kan? Ia la racun tu poison kot! Tapi jangan risau tak de racun dalam mee ni. I tak pernah rasa lagi  Mee Racun ni . I baca rasanye lain dari Mee Bandung dan Mee Hailam. Mee Kari pun bukan. Dalam mee racun ni ada 'gear box' yang boleh di sedut sum sum tulangnya dengar straw. Aiyo! tak sabar nak rasa mee racun tulang ni.

I baca Mee Racun Tulang Original dekat Jalan Rotan Tunggal Batu Pahat tu sedap. Ada lagi tak tempat yang best nak makan mee racun tulang kat Johor? Sila tinggalkan kat komen box bawah.

4. Kacang Pool

I paling teringin breakfast dengan Kacang Pool. Tapi nak la rasa Kacang Pool yang sedap. Bukan la yang buat ala kadar je. Kacang Pool ni paling enak kalau di serve dengan telur mata dan roti bakar then perah sikit asam limau. Sedapnye. Tak sabar nak pergi Johor. Why Johor ? Macam la kat KL tak de orang jual Kacang Pool. I baca kat Johor Kacang Pool Haji Larkin Bomba tu must try place. Tu yang teruja nak ke Johor rasa sendiri. Bagi yang expert dengan makan Johor tu sila la komen kat bawah kalau ada tempat makan kacang pool lagi best kat Johor tu. Boleh la I try nanti.

5. Laksa Johor

Banyak banyak laksa yang paling sukar I nak makan adalah laksa johor. Sebab I belum pernah jumpa lagi laksa Johor best kat KL ni. I tried before sedap but kedai dah tutup. no more Laksa Johor for me. So alang alang nak ke Johor ni, nak la try laksa Johor kat Johor sendiri. Orang Johor! sila beritahu kat mana nak makan Laksa Johor kat sekitar Johor ni? Jangan la pulak cakap laksa Johor awak masak lagi sedap unless awak nak invite saya datang rumah makan. kekeke...

Since my cita cita nak makan semua 5 makanan best kat Johor ni,jadi memang tak mungkin boleh makan semua dalam masa sehari je kan?
At least kena la buat short getway tiga hari dua malam ke Johor. I selalu kalau buat travel plan memang terjah banyak hotel website. Maklum la kena buat price comparison. Tapi kan...kebanyakan website Hotel search tu banyak cater pilihan hotel kat negara lain. So kalau nak lebih banyak pilihan hotel dalam Malaysia , I ada jumpa satu website ni. Banyak choice untuk local hotel kat Malaysia. For this short getaway hotel di Johor Bahru, I guna  

Asyik jalan jalan luar negara je, jom la explore negara sendiri. So for all Johor foodies expert jangan la segan tinggalkan komen kalau ada makanan lagi best yang saya patut cuba kat Johor nanti.Sharing is caring!

Note : First time trying to write an article in Malay Language. Apologize for my 'Manglish' ya.