30 September 2010

List of Links: Self English Learning - Online Resource

In this century, English, cannot be denied, is one of the most useful language in the world, from business, academic research, to the content of a website. However, learning a second language is not an overnight job. It takes time. Besides, to find a good teacher may be another trouble thing in the journey. One of the best way is constantly learning English by yourself in your daily basis. The good news is there are lots of free resources in Internet to help us to learn second language. Therefore, in this post, I would like to share some of my collection, which include video lesson, listening lesson, online dictionary, grammar exercises, writing activities etc, in my English learning journey.

28 September 2010

Monetize Review: Google Adsense is my Final Choise in Blogger

After canceled my entrecard account and follow by quited Adgitize program in the last monetize review, finally, I believe this is the time for me to stop CMF ads. There are three reasons for me to remove CMF ads in my blog.

1. The Google Adsense Revenue is Superior than CMF ads.
Why, I don't know. But what I know is the revenue of Google Adsense is more than 500% of the revenue from CMF ads in last six months. For example, when the revenue of Adsense reach around $20, the revenue of CMF in my blog reach only $3.

20 September 2010

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation

After finished this book, what I can conclude is always make your thesis writing precisely, shortly, systematically and clearly.

1. Precise - Using "the length of the fish is 50m" instead of  "the length of fish is quite long" make reader easier to understand and imagine what you are trying to describe in the text.

2. Short - Using "because" instead of "due to the fact that" to avoid wordy words.

3. Systematic - Have a plan for your writing. From Introduction to Conclusion.

4. Clear - Using correct grammar and tenses in the thesis. Avoid tenses interchange in a sentence such as "I was writing while my friend calls me". 

19 September 2010

Time Management: 5 Helpful Tips to Manage Your Time

Good time management skills are needed for us to accomplish target on time effectively. This is an crucial skill for us to perform better at home, school or work. In this post, five helpful time management tips will be presented in such ways that you will have a better idea to become more efficient and effective with your time.

1. Avoid Being Idle While Waiting
Doing something that you can do while waiting is a good idea to optimize your time. Bring something, such as a report that needs reviewing or notes that you need to go over, that you can work on while you wait.

18 September 2010

Effective Advertising by Article Marketing: 5 Key Things Neede to Know About

Nowadays, article marketing has become one of essential advertising tools for many companies to promote their products, companies, or services. In this post, five important things about article marketing would be presented.

1. What is article marketing
As you probably know, article marketing is one kind of marketing strategies will submit articles to different media in order to promote your business. These articles should give helpful content for the media (newspapers, magazine etc) readers, and subsequently, advertise your company either directly (mentioning your company name or product in the article) or indirectly (providing keywords in the article that will redirect readers to your website when clicked).

17 September 2010

5 Interesting Choices to Make Special Personalized Baby Gifts

Personalized gifts, such as adding baby's name on gifts, mirror the uniqueness of every baby. In fact, they will absolutely give more value to the gift and to you when they are old enough to understand the designs and name prints on their gifts. Here are some suggestions which you can used to make a meaningful personalized gift to your baby.

1. Personalized Music CD
This cute gift can be done by compiling a number of baby instrumental music in a CD and using a CD labeler to print the baby's nickname and the title you might want on the CD.

16 September 2010

How to Boost Your Business by Using Internal Marketing

Promoting and advertising your company online, selling your products and services through your website sound good ideas to boost your business? Indeed, endless opportunities are available in the Internet to expand your business. Four suggestions in this post can be used to boost your business via Internet marketing.

1. Promote and advertise your company online
One of the ways to succeed in Internet marking, of course, is having a website for your company. All the updated information about your company should available in the website. After that, you can start email marketing, advertising banners, online press release, article marketing etc. There are many ways to promote and advertise your company online. You could contact an online marketing strategist to assist you with your marketing needs.

14 September 2010

List of Links: Investment In Properties Malaysia

Here are some quick links which you can use to save your time if you are interested in finding a property for investment or living in Malaysia.

Official Newspaper

13 September 2010

Be Careful: 5 Ways for Identity Thieves Steal Your Credit Card Money

Basically, identity thieves are thieves who steal other person money by "using" the person's identity illegally. So, what we need to know is how can they "use" other person's identity illegally and then be carefully and get rid of them. Today, this post is going to explain how identity thieves steal credit card money.

1. Get away from "abnormal" ATM or store terminal machine.
One should check the mouth of a card receptacle on an ATM machine carefully. A skimmer can be placed by identity theft to capture your credit card information when you insert your card into the ATM machine.

11 September 2010

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

"Tan Le's astonishing new computer interface reads its user's brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications." TED.com

Indeed, this amazing new human-machine interface technology is going to change our life style in future. I hope this technology can help those needy people to improve their life in the world.

10 September 2010

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference (Review)

Outlive Your Life
You Were Made to Make a Difference
By Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson

A total of 16 chapters can be found in this book. In each chapter, Max Lucado started with an inspiring story and ended up with his thought. After these comprehensive chapters, Max Lucado used question and suggestion method to interact with readers in such ways that readers not only read and understand each chapter of what Max Lucado want to convey, but also will take actions, experience them in their daily basis, and outlive their live eventually.

08 September 2010

5 mythes to speed up Windows computer

There are too many myths in our Internet. Today, let's find out the fact behind these so-called tips to speed up Windows.

1. Go to Start -> Run -> type "prefetch", then delete all files in this folder...
True or not? The answer is NO!!! Firstly, the question is, what is the function for "prefetch" folder in our Windows? According to Microsoft official webside,
"...Windows keeps track of the way your computer starts ... saves this information ... in the prefetch folder ... Windows refers to these files to help speed the start process. ... prefetch folder is self-maintaining ...no need to delete it .... If you empty the folder, Windows and your programs will take longer to open the next time you turn on your computer."
(Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-the-prefetch-folder)

07 September 2010

Futurelab - 21st century learners via innovative practice and technology

"Futurelab is an independent not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to transforming teaching and learning, making it more relevant and engaging to 21st century learners through the use of innovative practice and technology."

Personally, I think this website provides lots of useful sources for both learners and educators. The thing is these sources are free for everyone. Publication which includes literature review, magazine, report, poster, handbook etc are available for visitors to download them. 

06 September 2010

Fundamental Analysis: Interest Coverage Ratio: Interest Expense to Net Profit Ratio

Interest Coverage Ratio is used to assess the possibility of a company to be bankrupt. The higher the ratio of interest expense to net profit, the higher the possible the company is going to be bankrupt.

This is a very simple step but can help you protect your investment fund. Please always treat this as your first step before carrying out other complicated evaluation methods such as ROA, ROE etc.

05 September 2010

Fundamental Analysis: Return Of Equity, ROE, in a Stock Market Investment

Basically, all investors wish to invest to a company which is using their investors' fund wisely. In order words, most investors concern about how much the company generate profits with one dollar from investor.

Therefore, Return Of Equity, ROE, equals to the net profit divided by Shareholder's Equity.

For example, ROE of 10% or 0.10 means the company has the ability to generate $1.00 with every $10.00 from investor. Is it a good deal?? I don't know. But comparison other company in the same section with give you a better understand about ROE.

02 September 2010

Can Penguin Fly? BBC 2008

"Film maker and writer Terry Jones discovers a colony of penguins, which are unlike any other penguins in the world."  (YouTube)

This is a very interesting and funny video which I missed to enjoy since 2008 until today. The following video is the description of how BBC make penguins fly!

I hope these video will bring lots of fun to my visitors as well.

01 September 2010

Fundamental Analysis: Return Of Assets, ROA, in a Stock Market Investment

In the term of definition of  Return Of Assets, ROA, is to evaluate the ability of a company to generate profit with a dollar of asset.

Therefore, ROA = (profit) / (assets)

But few questions exist here immediately, which type of profit should I refer to? and which type of assets should I refer to?

According to Wikipedia,