Archive for May, 2007

Lonely Planet

Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere in the world, say, Australia or Canada but are low on funds? Well, here’s the answer for you! The Lonely Planet Publications or LP for short, claims itself to be the largest independently-owned travel guidebook publisher in the world! Being the most popular series of travel books among [...]

Guilin, China

Do you know those gorgeous old Chinese paintings which you always see being hung on the walls? Those with vast mountains and pretty, white mist surrounding them? Yup, that’s what I’m talking about. I used to look at those paintings and think “wow, this could never be for real.” That was the case until I [...]

5-Minute Make-Up

  Neutral colours and simple techniques are the key to a super-quick make-up. Here are the make-up tricks for the times when you have just a few minutes to put on a great face before you are due out of the door! •  First, plan your make-up colours to complement your clothes – lipstick, blusher [...]

One Month ‘Til Baby

From announcing the pregnancy and deciding on baby names, to shopping for baby items and maternity clothing, having a baby can be a very hectic affair. With the delivery date coming closer every second of the day, here’s a quick checklist of what you’ll need to do to adequately prepare for your baby’s arrival at [...]

Chubby Cheeks? Want a Slimmer Face?

Everyday, we look at ourselves in the mirror. The first thing we notice is our face. Being self-conscious is a common way to express concerns and anxiety of how others might perceive us. Thus, in today’s society, looks are important to most individuals. While people can’t change the way they look unless they go through [...]

How to choose your computer hardware: Part 2.1 The Graphic Card (GPU)

The old days of computing asked us to be content with computers that uttered no sound except the occasional “beep,” printers that made more noise than a cat using a scratching post, and monitors that offered either an orange or green glow. Fortunately, all that is history, and we may now bask in the glow [...]

Chinese Art

Chinese Art

Have you ever noticed ancient art and the intricacy of each piece? If you look closely at a piece, it is as if the soul of the artist is poured onto the canvas itself. How much time was spent on one piece? Was it hours or days on end? That is the beauty of ancient [...]

Classic Origami: Hen

Classic Origami: Hen

1.  Starting point is step 11 of the Peacock, based on Basic Form III (http://diy.afmag.net/basic-form-iii.html).  Fold the corner up and inward.   2.  Repeat the step on the reverse.

New York City!

New York City (NYC) is one of the biggest and most famous cities in the world. Located in the state of New York in the United States of America, it is home to over 8 million people. If you are planning to visit New York City, you have to drop by Times Square, which is [...]

The Next Big Step

You’re a senior in high school and you just received the wonderful news that you were accepted in the university you applied to. Congratulations! You have just found the door to a brighter future! However, college education is not a guarantee that you will be earning a whopping salary upon graduation. In fact, many new [...]