Saturday, February 14, 2009

Deciding Between Laptops or Desktops

Decades ago, buying a computer involved so much of research for me. But they were mostly very exhausting ones. I practically went to retails to find out the specifications of the personal computers and asked the sales people who sold them. Only did I realized that those that were paid commision to sell the products thus were not looking out much for customers' requirements and needs. They would sell their own products they work for and would not recommend any other brands.

Much later, I found out that in order to get a fair and justified professional advice, I just need to look at the right place online to find out what I need to know when searching to buy the right personal computers for myself.

As I have been using a desktop in the past decades, I couldn't decide if I wanted a new desktop or I should be getting a laptop instead. I want something portable but at the same time I wasn't sure if a laptop would be able to withstand long operating hours if I had it turned on for long periods of time. Reading up finally got me decided that a laptop still prove to be versatile and many new laptops were highly optimized workhorses too. I could always fix an extra desktop monitor should I need a larger screen.

Ideally one should always read up before one makes a decision in their buying decisions. It also helps to understand your budgets and needs too.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Argument Leaves Women Naked

I read about the recent news whereby a Malaysian girlfriend of a French tourist was found naked at the corridor of a hotel. Apparently she was being locked out by her French boyfriend after an argument. The woman, 46 years old, was found by a hotel staff who helped her cover her body and given some clothes.

The French tourish was then arrested under charges of criminal intimidation as well as outraging the modesty of the woman. According to reports, the police was called up when a fierce argument happened the night before.

Well, how can this boyfriend of hers leave her out there naked? I really just cannot understand it. Even if an argument had broken out, that is such a cruel thing to do. I hope the punishment is stiff for him.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Drug and Alcohol Recovery

For those who find themselves at the wrong path at some point of life, there is a silver lining to look out for. Promises had been founded 20 years ago with a vision to provide world class treatment and environment for those who find themselves addicted to drugs, alcohol and many more negative influences in life. An alcohol rehabilitation using a 12 steps-treatment, Promise ensures it's patients receive the best comprehensive continuum of treatement services and care to bring them back onto the track of recovery and integration into normal life. The treatments are hightly structured, with focus on personal needs and may vary from residential, extended care, day, outpatient and sober living.

Jackie Making A Comeback

Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy saga has brought the world to a financial crunch, crippling many large organisations when they lose their investment money. Some of the poorer individuals are even made up of retirees who have given up their only retirement fund collected from years of hard earned jobs for this fund.

It is something that taught the world a lesson. Some banks have been wonderful by paying some amount back, especially those who are less educated and taught that investments do not have risks. The latest news I read about those who got 'burnt' by this monies lost include Hong Kong mega star singer, Jacky Cheong, who had lost about S$8 million worth of assets.

A movie is in the works this year although he has known to be halfway into retirement. In need of money or passion fueling this contract? We don't know but as usual, his movie will be popular and his fans are all waiting eagerly.