Monthly Archives: June 2006

How to get your blog listed inside Best Blog?

Most of us wondered that how we can really achieve a standard of blogging quality which Best Blog of WordPress would acknowledge and add us into the list. Why? How? Here’s a top 7 quick tips on how to get your blog acknowledged and loved by your visitor. Why 7 you ask? That’s because I can think of only that much of tips at the moment which makes sense to me, it might be accumulated to a bigger number later :D, but most of the points here are solely based on what I believed and I felt it really helped in motivating me to post now and then. Note : Please note that by following the tips below does NOT gurantee your place or position inside the best blog archive, but isn’t it is more important to reach your blog onto the people you want to talk to? And have them benefit from what you post instead of fame?

1. Love yourself and your blog. Let people to hear you.
You’ll never get the love from other if you did not love your own blog. That’s what I think is the first and foremost before anything, even at the very basic stage if you also does not acknowledge your blog, no one will. Tell it to your friends or people you want them to read, else, no one will ever notice you, or hear from you, at least at this very point of time. If you even believe that it will benefit almost everyone, I guess it does not harm to start telling your family members, friends or start posting inside forums about what you did. It’s just like you have just baked a fresh and tasty cake out from the kitchen.

2. Trust your post and never give up.
I guess it might sound similar to what is posted above, but this is what I think is also really important, to trust what you post is correct and true to yourself and other. Many other in this world would start to think I’m crazy and stupid for posting such articles on oneDUAsan because they kept on saying ‘Everyone also can do it’, but i guess that’s just too general to describe it. There are sometimes I question, who is ‘everyone’? I think if I didn’t do this, no one will ever do, so I decided to kickstart and post an article inside oneDUAsan, and keep on posting it, because I believe where there is still someone out there who is like me, struggled before, with no one to ask or embarassed to ask for help on such situation. Believe me, when there is trust, there will be support from people coming at where you least expect. There might be a lot of time some comments are harsh, destructive, demotivated and negative, but it doesn’t matter, but it does really help to make yourself and your blog better, and you know where and what’s wrong, so what’s the solution? Listen to it and fix it. I thought of giving up a lot of time, I did not.

3. Be original.
By being original does not mean to create something that is not existant out from this world, everyone is inspired from each other, and it is a process how we adapt from what other succeeded at and we follow their style, and slowly turning into ours. Some say it’s plagiarism, some say it’s copy-cat, some even say it’s unoriginal. But what I believe is, you should do and post what you are best at, if you like to make people happy and laugh or smiling, do it. If you want to share your wisdoms and thoughts, do it. For me, I felt the urge and need to tell my friends or people that struggled like me when facing those ‘basic’ problem in life, i have no one to asked at, and I understand it’s torturing, so I decided to spill it all out onto the blog.

4. Sharing is caring.
For me, sharing is caring, you might know something that other does not even know at all, and it might be a help that would change his/her life forever. Wouldn’t it be a great satisfaction if you are able to help people at that extend? I do. Or if isn’t to help, but sometimes you could wish best that the very interesting thing you find will reach to the other part of the world. It’s not about gaining fame or benefit in the end, but it’s rather more on how you help other will also help you at the end. You’ll never realize how connections between people can be built by helping each other inside a community. Love and be loved.

5. Quality, not quantity. Get feedbacks.
Occasionally, big numbers does not always mean it’s good. What people might look into nowadays are quality post which would most probably giving a little bit of help or benefit to them at the end of the day. Be it, humour, jokes, tips, tutorials or quotes that will make them tinker around for a while. But where does and how do you maintain quality in your posts? That’s also where you start to observe and listen to what your readers say, there are times where it is critical, and there are times it’s demanding, but that is what makes you’ll grow as a more matured blogger, you start to analyze, think and to take what’s good and to learn from what’s bad. This point takes time, but it’s worth the effort.

6. Be true, do not lie, they’ll understand.
Even for most of the blogger, some of us are occupied with a lot of works and commitments. And which also made us looked like we might have abandoned our blog for decades. It’s not something shameful when you let other know what problem you are at, and if you think they can help, let your readers know, and concern what happen to you, at least it is one thing that keeps your blog to have the certain ‘human touch’ in it. You never know how much sometimes that your readers/visitors are so warmhearted than those you met in real life. Be true to yourself, and your visitors.

7. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess no other point would beat this one. Why? You ask? There’s no point at all if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing right? There’s no point if you’re doing something back at the end of the day it’s a routine which you felt it’s torturesome, tiredsome, and you’re feeling any satisfication from it isn’t it? Me? Yeap, i’m really enjoying blogging for ods, yeah, yEAH? YEAH! :D

How to insert CD-ROM into the iMac’s DVD drive?

You’ve been wondering how you can insert a CD/DVD media into the iMac’s drive. Here’s a quick guide on how you can achieve it.

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Here’s how a typical DVD-R will look like, and yes, iMac comes with a DVD BURNER.

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With the label facing the front, notice there is a line/hole on the right side of the iMac? That’s the insertion slot for your CDs. Gently push the cd in as shown on the picture with the label facing you. Wait for the CD to initialize and you’re ready to use it! The icon will appear on the desktop.

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To eject the CD, press this button on the keyboard.

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And the will be indication from the screen.

How to take train (KOMUTER) in Malaysia?

One of the most used public transport would be the train, or widely known as KOMUTER in Malaysia. I have no idea why it’s named that but in this guide you’ll find a basic idea on how to purchase a ticket to get to your destination.Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us
First you’ll have to identify if there’s any train station nearby. You’ll see a big signboard like this. Walk inside to proceed. Please note that this train service only available for limited area around Klang Valley to Seremban ONLY.

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You’ll see an identical place around different stations. Note in front there is 2 autopay machine that you can purchase the train ticket. Alternatively, you can buy from the counter.

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Upon reaching the machine, you’ll see various buttons for you press. Before proceeding, please make sure that it’s not broken. And determine where you’ll go.

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First, we’ll choose a destination, for example, Subang Jaya.

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Next, choose if you want a one-flow journey ticket or two-flow (that means the ticket would still valid if you return from Subang Jaya). I chose Single Journey instead.

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The amount that you need to pay will be displayed on the screen. Prepare the correct amount of money, which both coins and money notes are accepted. No credit cards.

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Coins or money notes only. Please note that you can not use the One Ringgit coin anymore, it’s not valid since December 2005.

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Collect the ticket from here, and as well the change returned and receipt if any.

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How the train ticket would look like.

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Next we’ll wait for the train, and we’ll have to go inside the terminal. And to proceed we’ll have to use our ticket. Notice the machine here? And the orange slot?

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Put it in to proceed.

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Do not go yet until you take the ticket. And then only move on.

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Identify on which platform you’ll have to wait for the train to come. This is to make sure if you need to go over to the other side of the train station by crossing the bridge.

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I would need to cross this bridge over to that side.

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And wait there.

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While waiting, please note it’s best not to stand near the yellow line when the train approaches. Please be patient and be seated on the provided seat while the train comes. There’ll be an indication wheen is the next train will come.

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When the train reached, wait until the door opens, and only go in.

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Be patient and wait on queue.

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Find a suitable seat inside the train, which normally this seats are for the elders(First picture). Choose one that suits you.

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It’s best not to smoke inside the train.

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And you’ll also find an indication where the next station will be before reaching your destination.

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Sit back, and relax.

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Upon reaching the station, double check the signboard if you’re on the right destination. Enjoy and have fun!

Regards

Hi there again, it's been a fruitful month for me, been a lot of thinking and rushing here and there, but i'd hope you enjoy your stay here. And yes, i'm really happy been getting support and feedback all along. Hope to do more posts in here as frequent as possible.

Well, here's the post from previous month :

This month's early post

Hope you'll enjoy it.

How to style your hair with wax?(male)

I’ve been really a curious person behind all those tricks that you can do to make yourself look better. This is not to showoff but to at least boost little bit of self-confidence in you. Here is not a professional guide but rather more of a sharing from what i’ve learnt from the salon/hair dresser. Hope you’ll like it.Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usFree Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us
First off, we’ll have to clean our hair with a round of shampoo washing on it. But it’s optional of course, if you choose want to rinse it with water to make sure there’s moisture then it’ll still be alright. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that your hair is equivalent to the length of what I have to have the same effect, short-medium length. I don’t think it’ll look nice if it’s too long.

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Before proceeding with styling the hair, we’ll have to use the hairdyer to blow dry our hair. Set it up on the highest speed to speed up the proceed.
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We’ll just have to make sure it’s blowing onto our hair to create a fluffy hairstyle. Use your hand to style the way how you want the hair to be. Just some setup. Blow drying about 10-20 second is sufficient, just to make sure it has moisture but not too dry.

Now to the next stage, waxing!

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You can get almost any brand on the market that suits your need, I personally started off with using Lucido and it worked pretty fine for me, not much of a smell and holds firmly. But then I’ve switched to Gatsby for a trial, and well so far the smell of it is pretty strong, and might be unbearable to some of you but it really depends on your choice. I’d suggest to get a small one before proceeding with the big one.
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Open it up, and make sure your hand is clean.

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Apply some of the wax onto your hand (both of it because I was taking picture, so i couldn’t do it lol)
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Spread it evenly across your palm.
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This is roughly how it looks like before it’s being wax but after the hairdrying session.

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Now slowly, brush your palm across your head, from front to back, with both of your hand. Instead of using finger, spread it evenly using your palm.
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And after 1-2 rounds of wax spreading, reapply some wax again onto your hand/palm and style the tip of your hair slowly.
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Like this.

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Repeat the process and you’ll soon to get the desired effect you want.
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Allow yourself to have around 5-10 minutes for this process depending on how complex you want it to be. Usually would take around 5 minutes for me.

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And after you’re satisfied, do make sure you clean your hand properly with soap. So you do not get food poisoning. Enjoy!

How to prepare a can to be recycled

We’ve always threw away the aluminium carbonated drink can after we’ve used it. But I’d think besides doing good for the environment by recycling it, how about to learn how we can start with it, before taking it to the recycle centre, to speed things up, we can prepare for it.Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us
Here’s a typical aluminium can.
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I’d suggest this guide are to be followed with care so that you won’t hurt your hand from doing it. It’s best if you have hammer instead of using hand.
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If you’re comfortable, use both hand.
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Pushing it harder with more force.
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Be careful not to hurt your finger/hand with it.

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When it’s almost flatten, accumulate it until a large amount are collected, and then you can put it for sell or to the recycle centre.

How to use public phone to make calls?

In this guide you’ll find a faily brief introductory on how you can make sure of public phones around Malaysia to make calls to land lines (house phone) / handphones, and you can’t make calls to toll-free numbers (1-800 numbers).


Basically, you can public phones almost everywhere, but with luck, you’ll able to find those are functional.


Go near one of the booth, prepare the correct amount of required small change. The phone only accepts 10, 20 and 50 cents. No RM1, 1cent or 5cent is allowed.

Get yourself near toward the phone itself, and you’ll see a brief iconic explaination on how to use it, pretty neat.


First, take the phone receiver off it’s hook, and insert some coin to proceed.


And on the screen itself will give you a brief instruction on what you can do now, after you’ve insert the coin, and when the message appeared (with dialtones), start dialing.

Please note if you’re calling to other states of the country, do include the state code, etc (Selangor is 03)


When you have done dialing, put the receiver near onto your ear to wait the call to connect.

But if you want to call to another number, with the remaining credit, press FOLLOW-ON-CALL


And you can start to dial again.

When you’re done talking, place the receiver back on it’s hook. And you’ll able to receive back the remaining amount of coin you left from wait you insert.

Please love our public phone. Enjoy.

How to boil water using a kettle?

Here is a guide to boiling water using electrical kettle. It’s rather straightforward and I’d hope you’ll enjoy it.
To start with, obviously we’ll need an electrical kettle. Available worldwide at various electrical stores outlet.


First you’ll have to make sure it’s clean enough to put in water for boil.


Preferbly would be tap water that has been filtered, which is optional.


Once filled, which is around 3/4 of the kettle, we’ll clean it with a dry cloth before boiling it.

Make sure the cover’s closed tightly.


By using the power cord provided together with use of the kettle. Plug it in.

Double check that it is fitted nicely. And finally switch on the power.

With everything in place, we’re ready to press on the red button. There will be a clearer indication for newer type of electrical kettle, which in this case, press up on the switch to start boiling. DO NOT TOUCH ON ANY METAL AREA AROUND THE KETTLE because it’s really hot after heated up.


Wait for 2-4 minutes, and once it’s done, you’ll hear one *tick* sound from the switch jumping back to it’s position. Which indicates that the water is ready to use.

Remember, only hold on the handle of the kettle, no other place because it’s really hot.

Now we’ve completed the steps, you can use the boiled water for consumption, or possibly hot nice bath in the morning :)

Who to call when you’re in trouble?

Say you're in a situation where you need to call up and ask for help, below provided are a list of the common useful numbers that you'll need for emergency use. PLEASE, do not pull a prank call on them, you do not want to wake up in the middle of the night locked up in the cell. 

General Emergency Number
Police : 999
Ambulance : 999
Fire : 994
Civil Defense : 991

Telecommunication
TNB (Fault Report) : 15454
Telekom (Fault Report) : 100
TMnet (Fault Report/Technical Assistance) : 1300-88-9515

Transportation
Super Cab : 03-7875 7333
Public Cab : 03-9221 8999
KLIA 24-hour : 03-8777 8888
KLIA Flight Info : 03-8776 4389
MAS Call Centre : 1300-88-3000
Air Asia Call Centre : 1300-88-9933

Food And Beverages
Pizza Hut : 1300-88-2525
McDonalds : 1300-13-1300
Dominos : 1300-88-8333

Misc
Autoassist (Towing Service) : 1800-88-1111
Traffic Police : 03-2072 9044
Alam Flora (Recycling) : 03-9284 2255
Malaysia Tourist Info Centre : 03-2164 3929
Tourist Info Centre : 03-2963 6661

Extras
And if you need to have more information on how to obtain more different phone numbers, you can visit the site below, and if you have any useful number that you feel it should be in here, leave your comment and i'll add it in.