30 March 2011

The difference between Amortization and Depreciation in Cash Flow Statement

Cash is the most important asset of a company. A good company has the able to convert its goods and services into cash as fast as possible. Besides producing cash from its goods and services, non-cash item such as depreciation and amortization are also considered as cash in the cash flow statement. This is one of the major reason why some companies are able to give dividend to its shareholders even though the company did not get any profit in that particular fiscal year. As a result, we should put much attention on both amortization and depreciation when we want to analysis and predict the cash flow condition of a particular company.

25 March 2011

Common Mistakes: " Instead of " Vs "Insteads of"

Based on the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English in previous post, we understand that we only use "in terms of" in either plural or singular fact or event instead of "in term of". The latter does not applicable in any sentence.

Again, according to this dictionary, I realize that "insteads of " is also invalid in any sentence. In other words, we only use "instead of".

Although some people may argue that we should use "insteads of" for plural cases, "insteads of" simply do not exist in the dictionary.

24 March 2011

Informative article: What is Plagiarism? (Source: plagiarism.org)


This is an informative article from plagiarism.org for writter who wishes to be more understand about plagirism.

Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:

20 March 2011

My Critical Answers Versus Weird Job Interview Questions in 2010

In this post, I am going to share my answer toward the so-called "Weird Job Interview Questions in 2010". These questions are directly taken from other website* without modified. Some questions are not answered in this post since they can be found in the book entitled "How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle -- How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers". Nevertheless, based on my personal limited knowledge, I have answered nine questions as follow:

17 March 2011

Free Domain For Personal Use: co.cc + blogspot.com

Finally, I have registered the so-called free domain (http://xaivierchia.co.cc) for xaivierblog.blogspot.com. However, this free domain is only for personal instead of commercial, which will be charged a renewal fee of $3 annually. Besides, everyone (personal user) only got two free domains. After register this domain, you are required to set up it in 48 hours. If not, it will be canceled.

With this free domain, I set up a URL Forwarding in such a way that everyone can reach my blog via my new domain, http://xaivierchia.co.cc. Besides, you can hidden your real URL and displace it with the new domain. However, I do not think it is a good idea since visitors may not be able to copy or record the real URL for further review. This service (URL Forwarding) will function immediately after the set up is completed. Therefore, next time, you can just give your friend your new domain.

15 March 2011

Common Mistakes: "Sometime" Vs "Sometimes"

What is the difference between "Sometimes, I study English" and "I study English sometime next month".

According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, "sometimes" has a meaning similar to occasionally. "Sometime", on the other hand, can be used when you do not know exactly when the time is either in the future or in the past.  

10 March 2011

Financial Management: The Power of Inflation to Make Our Money Useless

So, what is the inflation rate last year? 5 percent? or 10 percent? If you ask me, I would suggest you calculate it yourself. In this post, I am going to record my experience toward this matter, inflation, in my life.

First of all, let's take my favorite bread as an example. I still remember, five years ago, when I was a high school student, the bread cost me $1.00. Guess what, it costs me $2.20 now!!! Only five years, my money has been diluted more than 100% !!!! In other words, can you image that if your salary is not increased 100% within 5 years, you can only eat the half of a bread now, compared to 5 years ago. Unfortunately, it is quite impossible that our salary will be increased 100% in that limited period of time.

05 March 2011

Inspiring Story: To Succeed in your Life - Be a Good Sea Captain and Steer your own Life Yourself

Sometimes, we are just too used to living in a our familiar circumstance or comfort zone. Due to busy working routine day after day, we almost forget to think. To think about our life, To think about why I am doing particular thing right now instead of other activities. To think about the meaning of our existing. To think about the fact that everyone can make a difference to this world. To think about anything we want to think.

However, it is very dangerous if we just simply think about anything we want to think without any terms and conditions or guidances. Guidance help us to direct our life toward the right direction. Without guidance, our existing is just like a ship in a middle of ocean without a compass. A ship that is controlled by the trend of weather, wind and wave. Therefore, it is our duty to find out our own compass.

01 March 2011

Cash out Google Adsense Payment by using Western Union Quick Cash:

After around 18 months of blogging, I think this is the time for me to cash out some money from my Adsense to make other investment. In fact, this is my first payment. Therefore, as a record for future cash out, I would like to jot down the procedure I have taken to make a payment from Google Adsense account in this post. This post shows a step-by-step procedure I took to cash out my Google Adsense revenue.

Part 1: Cash out from Adsense Account

1. Login your Google Adsense Account

2. Remove a hold in self-hold option, if any.