31 July 2010

Science Fair Projects: 2 Easy Choices on Robots Building Project

A robot project will challenge the designing, building, programming and electronic capabilities of every student. Two simple kinds of robot projects are shown below:

1. Using Household Items
Household items, include old boxes or new card boards, glue, scissors, tin foil, soft drink lids, old clothing, ice cream containers, straws, crayons and paper, can be used to build robots. Although it might quite difficult to build an electronic controllable robot like using robot kits, it would definitely stir the imagination and creativity in students. Two steps to build a robot via household items are (1) Cut and attach together boxes or cardboards to form the shape of a robot using glue or tape; (2) Use the rest of the materials by attaching them to the general robot shape depending on which one suits best for the various parts of the robot. Besides that, metal flask or tin cans can also be used as the robot's body.

30 July 2010

Keep You Strong and Healthy: 3 Interesting Facts about Resistance Training

Here are some interesting details about resistance training that will explain its nature and its benefits:

1. What is resistance training
Resistance training is a type of exercise that causes your muscles to work against a resistance using your own body weight or training equipment. Examples of resistance training using body weight are push-ups and sit-ups. Examples of training equipment for resistance training are elastic bands, weights, barbells, exercise cycles, steppers, tread mills, leg presses, and multiple-function compact training benches such as VigorFit, which is a less expensive alternative to Total Gym XLS.

2. How should you do it
In order to avoid injuries and to provide desired results, resistance training should involve progressive adaptation of one’s body to certain resistance.
  •  Training Program in a Gym - Ask an advice from your instructor.
  •  Do It Yourself - You should know what resistance your body can hold that does not result to injuries. For example, you can start using lighter weights, such as three pounds per hand, and do it for only 20 counts. After a few days, you can increase the heaviness of your weights and increase the frequency of your exercise, gradually.

29 July 2010

Important Ways and Considerations to Achieve a Realistic and Healthy Goal Weight

To achieve a body weight that you always wanted to have, an exercise program along with a healthy diet are necessary. A surgery is not always the solution for a leaner body. Here are two important ways you should consider to achieve a realistic and healthy goal weight:

1. Set a realistic goal weight
First things first, set an absolutely realistic and achievable weight loss goal so as not to end up being frustrated. Besides, it is a good idea to consult your doctor first for ensuring that you have a healthy weight goal. Realistic goal is precise, prioritized, positive, planned and performance-based

2. Keep track of your weight loss progress
It is possible that you may feel disappointed realizing that your weight has remained the same even you are constantly and regularly doing those exercise programs. Four helpful considerations here to help you to keep track of your weight loss progress effectively:

28 July 2010

Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor. op. 67 - 1st Movement

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor. op. 67

1st Movement
Allegro con brio

"The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804–08. This symphony is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all of classical music, and one of the most often played symphonies.[1] It comprises four movements: an opening sonata, an andante, and a fast scherzo which leads attacca to the finale. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time"."(wikipedia)

27 July 2010

Contact of Terminal Teksi of University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Skulai, Johor

Here are some useful contacts for those need a transportation around University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Skulai, Johor. Of course, you can get a similar "card of contact list" in the Terminal Teksi UTM.

Based on my experience, some advantages of UTM Ex Cab compared to outsider cab service are as follows:
1. UTM Ex Cab provides a better service than other outsider cab service.
2. UTM Ex Cab will provide a resit which is based on standard fee but other outsider cab service does not have this normally.
3. The drivers of UTM Ex Cab are registered officially. Therefore, the character of drivers should be more secured and trusted compared to other strangers.

26 July 2010

Place Google Adsense between Post in Blogger

1. Login Blogger account and go to Design-> Page Elements
2. Then Click on "" at Edit of Blog Posts.

3. Design-> Edit HTML
4. Click "
5. Find <data:post.body/>, then copy and paste the following code:

 <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <b:if cond='data:post.includeAd'>             <data:adEnd/><data:adCode/><data:adStart/>   </b:if> </b:if>

6. Save your Template.

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25 July 2010

4 Healthy Ways of Losing Stomach or Belly Fat

Here are some helpful ways that you can consider to get rid of belly fats :

1. Have a proper nutrition and diet
The key to succeed in your fat elimination program is to integrate exercise with a good nutrition and proper diet. Few tips are (i)eating in smaller portions of about 4 to 5 times per day instead of overeating in one or two meal times; (ii) taking vitamins and supplements; (iii) choosing natural and or organic food; and (iv) having a large amount of fiber and protein in your food intake

2. Engage in aerobic exercise
Aerobic exercise such as bicycling, jogging, walking, swimming, dancing and stair climbing are great for burning belly fat. However, you should consider to do these exercises at least 30 minutes if you wish to burn the fats in your abdominal area.

24 July 2010

Precaution When Using Blogger Template Designer To Enrich Your Blog

This was a horrible experience for me yesterday. After select and apply my favorite Blogger Template, I found that my Yahoo! Pipes did not show any updated in my blog!! Usually, the Yahoo! Pipes will show around 25 latest posts from Xaivier Blog from time to time.

Without any hesitation, I went and checked my Google Site via Google Webmaster Tools immediately. Again, found that my submitted links were 211 but with ZERO URLs in web index!!!!

This is impossible. I told myself. But I knew that was something wrong in the new template. Luckily, I have downloaded the old template last week. After upload the old template and wait about 20 minutes, finally, it shown 152 URLs in web index after I resubmitted my Sitemaps again.

23 July 2010

Metabolism and Its Relationship with Weight Gain

- is a physical and chemical process occurring naturally in the body to sustain life.
- is the rate at which your body is capable of using energy as well as burning your calories.
- functions the same way in every individual.

However, every person has vary rate at which the nutrients are metabolizes. Two aspects of metabolism to help you in fully understanding its connection with weight gain:

1. Factors affecting metabolism
  • Height - Taller individuals are most likely to have faster metabolic rates than shorter individuals.
  • Body composition - Individuals with more muscles and more body weight have the tendency to have higher metabolic rates than those with thinner built.
  • Activity - Engaging in exercise activities will promote an increase in metabolism. The more you move, the better it is for your metabolism.

Useful Widgets from BBC: BBC iPlayer, World On The Move, Football Player

BBC iPlayer

"This BBC iPlayer widget allows you to listen to the BBC's national radio stations via the internet. It will open the iPlayer playing the station of your choice in a separate window. You can share the widget with friends or even post the widget to your favourite blog or profile page including popular search engines and social media platforms like Google and Facebook."

22 July 2010

3 Top Priorities in Choosing the Right Weight Loss Program

Besides asking those who have tried that plan about the pros and cons. Here are three suggestions which you should should do in making your choice:

1. Inquire on important questions
Before an effective weight loss programs is chosen, there are some critical aspects to be considered:
  • threats or risks to health
  • customer support offered
  • special diet supplements required
  • refunds available when dissatisfied with the program
  • cost of the plan (if there is any fee)

21 July 2010

4 Good Selections of Sound Machines for Children

A sound machine is a simple invention that produces particular “white” sounds or background noises like a heartbeat or a gentle flowing water. These kinds of sound will promote and maintain comfort and enable babies to sleep more soundly. Some examples of sound machine are shown below.

1. Sleep sheep on the go
This white noise machine, which produces 4 nature sounds like gentle stream, spring showers, ocean waves, and whale songs, is the compact version of the sleep sheep.

2. Sound oasis sleep bear
This battery-operated sound machine, which is soft and cuddly in a form of a teddy bear, produces 6 comforting sounds like heart beat, lullaby, womb sound, and mores.

20 July 2010

4 Ways to Exercise for the Body You Always Wanted

Here are some of the suggestions you can use to get the desired muscles you have always wanted:

1. Do not forget to use your own body
To do resistance training using your own body is the cheapest and most practical way to gain muscles without have a machine at home. Muscles in certain parts of your body include push-ups and body crunches can be built up through body weight exercise. However, it is better for you try lighter free weights and fitness machines first if you are overweight or you are just starting out.

2. Make do with other resistance training equipment
By building up your muscles, resistance training is an exercise program that enables you to reduce your fats as well as increase your strength. Besides, you can make use of other resistance training equipment to gain muscles aside from free weights and fitness machines. These equipment, include exercise balls and elastic bands, are usually specific for the different parts of your body you want to build muscles on.

19 July 2010

5 Practical Things to Consider before Buying Home Fitness Equipment

Here are five practical things which you might consider them to have the best buy of an exercise machine.

1. Gauge the real need for a home fitness
In order to avoid your purchased equipment end up as a junk, do ask yourself whether you really need a home fitness equipment or not. It is good idea to purchase an equipment that can provide a specific exercise you enjoy to do. A stationary bike might suit to you if you enjoy biking, for example. One of the best way to know what specific exercise you enjoy to do is enroll yourself in fitness classes first.

2. Think if you have the time
Although you might really want to exercise, have the money to make the purchase, and even have ample space for your equipment, you might probably do not have sufficient time to exercise. Therefore, you might consider to do some adjustment of your time first to avoid your purchased equipment end up as a junk.

18 July 2010

3 Easy Methods to Use in Teaching Your Child Effective Time Managemen

Time management skills is a crucial skills for child who needs to cope better future in life. Three easy methods  can be used to nurture your child to have a effective time management are shown below:

1. Managing time means fun
Always shows your child how to balance responsibility and relaxation, which will not only allow sufficient time to be allotted for playing, entertainment, and doing the things your child enjoys, but also ultimately make him the well-rounded individual that you want him to be.

17 July 2010

2 Helpful Time Management Hints for Graduate Students

A Chinese saying: “An inch of gold can never compensate an inch of time.” It means that time is very valuable. Nowadays, young people especially graduate students always said that 24 hours a day is never enough. In fact, anyone in graduate school can simply catch up with all demands without getting burned out by following time management tool properly. Below are two useful time management tips for trying:

1. Employ a to-do-list
A to-do-list will remind you about daily tasks that you need to accomplish to attain your goals. It would be even better for you to have a template of to-do-list.

16 July 2010

4 Feng Shui Tips for Home Remodeling and Beneficial Renovation

Feng shui is followed by believers to attain a positive principle in life and in their homes. The focal purpose of this Chinese way is the flow of energy. Some home remodeling contractors will help you to arrange your rooms and furniture the right way, thus you will be attaining good energies in your home. Belows are important tips for you to follow feng shui during home remodeling and renovations.

1. Location of the kitchen
Kitchen, as the heart of the house, plays a vital part of feng shui since it is usually where people establish a positive qi. Prohibitions of kitchen location include never place the kitchen at a location where you can see it right after you enter the front door and it cannot also be seen from your bedroom.

15 July 2010

6 Important Things to Look for in an Auto Insurance Company

Six important things your should consider in order to find the best auto insurance company are shown bellow:

1. Search for a company whose coverage fits your needs
Always look for a company that offers you the most important auto insurance coverage which suits your needs and budget. The example of a insurance coverage is responsible for paying for loss or damages incurred from theft, the responsible for vehicular damages caused by collision (Collision insurance), or a limited medical insurance that pays for the medical expenses incurred by the insured driver and passenger/s who are hurt during the accident. Moreover, depending on your needs and budget, you may decide to drop certain coverage or add. For example, you may consider dropping collision insurance if your car is quite outdated due to very expensive payment.

14 July 2010

3 Major Differences between HID Lights and Halogen Lights

HID (high intensity discharge) light comprise of two electrodes. The sealed gas, which comes in the form of paste in small amounts located on the inside of the glass, is ignited with the use of sparks that are jumping over electrodes. As the paste is ignited by sparks, the HID bulbs are then filled with gas, either metal halide or xenon gas to direct the color of the light it produces.

On the other hand, Halogen lights, used Edison’s concept (positive to negative electricity flows across a filament, which is a thin, small wire and is a poor conductor of electricity). This is why as halogen bulbs produce light, much heat is also produced.

To differentiate between these two kinds of lights, let’s proceed to their difference:

Online Banking Safety. Halifax Online Banking. Phishing Email

Be careful, this is some kind of phishing email. Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to get you to provide personal information, including but not limited to, account information.(http://www.phishtank.com/)

If you see carefully, this link given in this email will redirect you to http://www.dosinmusic.net/simigvis.php instead of Halifax Online Banking official website. Besides that, according to the database in http://www.phishtank.com/, http://www.dosinmusic.net is a 100% phishing website.

13 July 2010

3 Basic Guidelines for Making a Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan serves as a blueprint to an individual as he makes his journey through self-enhancement and development. Here is a list of things you should do to make a personal development plan specifically for you:

1. Recognize your present state
First, KNOW yourself. It means that you have to know your present condition in life, which include knowing where you are and what you are like. This is vital during the process of making any self-improvement. Identify your strengths and weaknesses, then classifying your capabilities and shortcomings. Besides, you should also recognize what skills you have and skills you lack.

12 July 2010

7 Different Types of Business Insurance for Your Business Needs

To reduce the financial risks brought about by unpredictable events like accidents, natural disasters, lawsuits, and so on, business insurance will be a great help. There are many types of business insurance. The cost in obtaining one will be different from one insurance provider to another. It is ideal that you ask for an insurance sales leads agent to guide you in choosing the best business insurance for you. Below are the different types of business insurance:

1. Worker’s compensation insurance
Worker’s compensation insurance is necessary for businesses with certain number of employees. It will cover the damages and medical expenses of your employees for on-the-job injuries.

11 July 2010

6 Essential Matters to Consider when Buying Prefabricated Garage Kits

Prefabricated garage kits are very economical ready-to-install garage sets and are very practical compared with custom-made garages. However, in order to get the best one for all your garage needs, the following factors should be considered:

1. Choose the right manufacturer and shop
Always look for trusted and reputable prefabricated garage kit manufacturers. Try inquiring for packages that include the garage set and installation services. In addition, make sure you have warranty for your garage kit.

2. Size of garage you need and its location
Prefabricated garage kits are available in many different sizes. Therefore, you should always consider the size you need for the vehicle or items you will store, and the location where you will install your garage,

4 Basic Things You Need to Know About Annuity for Better Investment Decisions

An annuity is an insurance policy in which the money you pay is invested by the insurance company, and after certain period of time, the income made from the investment is paid to you. Some benefits of an annuity are it provides you with lifetime income, offers some inflation protection, it combines insurance and savings, it guarantees returns, and it offers better tax savings. However, investors should always bear in mind that it does not maximize your investment, it requires a large sum of money to invest, and it proves to be inflexible.

Therefore, the comparison between the three background information on annuities below are essential to help you make a better decisions:

10 July 2010

8 Important Features in Office Chair To Maximize Comfort and Productivity

The eight important features in the office chair which you need to care about are:

1. Easy mobility
Last but not least, easy mobility should be considered because it will allow you to efficiently move to different areas of your office.

2. Movable backrest
It is essential that the backrest of your chair can be positioned in a manner that fits your job tasks. However, one should always make sure that the locking device is good enough to grip the backrest in place so that it will not suddenly tilt towards the back.

3. Lumbar support
Good lumbar support is very important to you because it will minimize possible compression or strain on your spine, specifically on the lumbar discs in your lower back. Therefore, it is recommended to choose one that has a contour that perfectly fit your innate spine shape.

09 July 2010

First review about linkfromblog.com. Paid Per Review

Linkfromblog.com company is established in 2008 and based in USA in State of Minnesota. As an American company, they are governed by American Consumer protection laws and business regulations that keep consumers safe from false advertising and unsafe products. Their company's and employees' mission statement is: "By Human Mind".

Paid reviews
The question is: how to make $1000 a month by working at Linkfromblog.com?

Honestly, I am just getting started with this program. Therefore, I still have no idea how to earn $1000 a month by working at Linkfromblog.com.

However, there are few reasons for me to participle  Linkfromblog.com as follows:

1. Minimum payout is $50 via Paypal.

Tutorial: Display best fit equation with given points via Microsoft Excel 2007

This tutorial is using Microsoft Excel 2007 to display an equation with given nonlinear data. After that, one can use the equation to Y-axis value with its respective X-axis value.

Example: nonlinear data:

08 July 2010

Logic Puzzle Game: Hashiwokakero or Link Bridges

"Hashiwokakero (橋をかけろ Hashi o kakero; lit. "build bridges!") is a type of logic puzzle published by Nikoli. It has also been published in English under the name Bridges or Chopsticks (an understandably mistaken translation; the hashi of the title, 橋, means bridge; hashi written with another character, 箸, means chopsticks)." (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashiwokakero)

First and foremost, let's read through the game rule of Hashiwokakero or Link Bridges.

Islands are the cells which start out with numbers from 1 to 8.

06 July 2010

Investment In Malaysia: Fast Links and Resources

People like to find excuses when discussing about their financial planning. "I do not have enough money", "I do not knowledge", "I do not have time", "I don't know how to getting start" etc.

Therefore, today title is about sharing some useful links and website to help you move your step in the financial planning journey.
  1. Malaysian Investor This website provides a lot of articles to help familiar the financial tools in Malaysia.
  2. BankingInfo  This is a one-stop platform that provides information, tools and tis to help you with your banking needs
  3. bursamalaysia This is a must go website if you are interested in investment of stock market or Equities
  4. Find Out More in this website
  5. Market Watch
  6. Investor alerts
  7. Securities Commission Malaysia 
  8. Research Reports (CBRS)
  9. Bonus & Dividends

05 July 2010

Experience Sharing: AirAsia Vs MAS airline: Choose it upon Your needs

After having a trip to Sabah last few days, I would like to summarize personal experience regarding AirAsia airline and MAS airline services.

First of all, obviously, there are lots of people like to choose AirAsia due to its price. According to my view, actually, what you need to consider is whether you are going to have a visiting or have a trip.

For example, if you just want to go and see your friend about two days by flight. Air Asia might help you to save some money. However, one pre-requirement is you must online booking your ticket early.

04 July 2010

Venom and Song The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book Two

"Venom & Song"
By: Wayne Thomas Batson & Christopher Hopper

The Spider King is planning to conquer both Allyra world and earth. People are in danger. This novel describes how the Seven, the seven young Elven lords, save Allyra world and earth. The Seven, they are young and lack of experience. But throughout the training, seniors will help the Seven to build the most powerful skills, discipline and team work. Finally, the Seven can make everything possible.

03 July 2010

Find A Job In Malaysia : After Graduated

Indeed, the source of job searching is very important for all job hunters. Therefore, I would like to share some useful websites which you can use to find your desired job via internet in Malaysia.
  • Job Registration For Public Sector - http://www.spa.gov.my/
  • jobsmalaysia.gov.my
  • graduan.com / graduan.com.my
  • postgraduan.com.my
  • recruitexpress.com.my
  • monster.com.my
  • jobstreet.com.my
  • careerjet.com.my
Of course, there are a lot of sources such as newspaper, relative and friends can provide job information for you. Therefore, please don't narrow yourself to the source for job hunting. The more you have, the higher possible to gain your desired job.

As my personal principle of "teach fishing skill instead of giving fishes". I think you ready have these fishing tools. That's all for today. More fascinating articles and sharing will be updated from time to time in Xaivier Blog. So, you are welcome to subscribe our feed, look at our sitemap or simply visit our Homepage.

Written by: Xaivier Chia

Others userful for world wide job seekers:
  • catererglobal.com (World Wide)
  • jobs.com  (World Wide)
  • seek.com  (World Wide)
  • hays.com (World Wide, except Malaysia)
  • job-hunt.org (U.S. region)
  • sciencecareers.sciencemag.org (U.S. region)

Update: 31/03/2011 - Reason: To enrich content and resources

02 July 2010

Shell Petroleum Development Company of England poverty Alleviation Program

Actually, I am quite tired. It is because everyday "silly people" are trying to give me "money"... Again, a prize of Ј500,000.00 from Shell Petroleum Development Company of England poverty alleviation program
was released to me... But, obviously, this is another scam, spam and phishing email. Why? First of all, let's have a look at the content of this scam email as shown below:

01 July 2010

Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Wedding March

"Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", written in 1842, is one of the best known of the pieces from his suite of incidental music (Op. 61) to Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is one of the most frequently used wedding marches, generally being played on a church pipe organ."

"A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy by William Shakespeare. It is believed to have been written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke of Athens, Theseus, the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world."