Archives for November 2009

Some Tips on Traveling and Car Rentals

Christmas is approaching and this season is one of the best times to spend holidays somewhere else like Australia, Asia or other parts of the globe and learn how other nations celebrate their Christmas.

For the first time travelers, your traveling experience should be an exciting one and not daunting. It pays to know about the basics on the city before you get there such as culture, weather, do’s and don’ts and transportation. Many travelers prefer car rentals while having their vacation.

If you have no experience of renting a car during your trip, rent a car search engines can help you look for quality affordable transportation especially if you are planning to book your reservation online. They search for car rental companies and provide instant quotes. You will be able to compare car rentals because you will see the type of cars being offered and the current rates. You will also see the promotions and discounts being offered so you can choose the cheapest rental deals. This could help you save money while on a holiday.

Laws governing car rentals differ in every country. Some rental companies may require you to sign a statement that you have an acceptable driving records while some conduct screening checks.

Well, wherever it is you are going, just remember that traveling should not be risky nor devastating. Research for your trip and have an idea of where you are going and what you will be doing.

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What a Good Bedroom Should Have

Bedrooms are generally for sleeping and intimacy. It is a place where you spend 1/3 of your time so having a great bedroom will make you wake up with good energy. Decorating a bedroom is more than just picking out curtains and paint colors. Your bedroom should have a lightning that isn’t too dim nor too bright. The bed sheets should always be clean as if a visitor is expected. Most importantly, you should have a nice and comfortable bed and good furnishings.

Decorate the bedroom of your home to reflect the style of the people that occupy it. A bedroom furniture store that offers both the modern and contemporary bedroom furniture is the best place to buy your furnishings like the glamorous bedroom mirrors and storage, modern platform beds, bedding set and bed mattresses. It can help you give your bedroom elegant luxury and inviting warmth.

According to Feng Shui, there should be two of everything in the bedroom as this promotes a pair. This includes hearts, candles, photos, statuary, end tables and pillows on the bed. Having proper balance of energies is very essential too because it helps you stay motivated and get going with your day-to-day chores.

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Gift Giving Protocol

I have received so many gifts and most of them are from Rhonnel. The best gift I have received is the Esprit watch from him. It is not extravagant but it is the very first gift I received from him. I am using it for 12 years now. It is older than RJ.With occasion or not, Filipinos love giving gifts to their loved ones. Receiving gifts from the ones we loved give us joy. Gift giving can be traced back to about the Romans. The Emperors present each other with good luck tokens. The gifts were originally evergreen branches, and later developed into cakes, to symbolize prosperity and sweetness in the coming year. The rest is history.

Gift giving varies among different culture. Would you believe that number plays an important role on gift giving?

Japanese regards to gift giving with highest importance. It is the Japanese’s way of communicating respect, friendship and appreciation. The word “four” in Japanese is “shi,” which is associated with the word for death so avoid giving gift in four.

If you are giving gifts to a Chinese friend, as in Japanese culture, it is proper etiquette to present gifts with two hands. Don’t give gifts in single or odd numbers for it implies loneliness or separation. Gifts given in pairs are highly appropriate as it equates good luck.

In Thailand, it is acceptable to wrap gifts in brightly colored gift-wrap and ribbons for Thais love bright colors. Three is considered a lucky number.

In Korea, generosity is viewed as a valued personal trait so whenever possible, present an expensive gift. Four of anything is considered unlucky.

It is important to consider their culture before giving gifts to our friends from other nation. Click here for more international gift giving protocol.


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Comfy Winter Boots

When I opened the door this morning, the cold air brushed my face and it smells poinsettia. Yes, Christmas is in the air and it is going to have snow in other parts of the world soon. Expect the freezing temperature, the ice-cold breeze and the rough weather. But just the same, normal work routine has to be done so put out the thick sweaters and the fur coats. Oh, I forgot the boots too. Your legs will be affected the most and the nerves in your feet can make your entire body shiver with cold. You need to protect your feet by wearing boots or else it might get numb with the chillness.

Boots offer comfort, extra warmth and protection to your feet thus maintaining your overall body temperature. It can prevent your feet from scaling and frost bites. Visit Ugg site for the various collections of boots for men and women. It is made of sheepskin so it is more comfortable than the leather ones. It also has special soles for additional grip to prevent you from tripping and slipping on the snow.

Wearing boots means not only safety but being fashionable too. Even on winters you can dress to the nines and sashay down the streets with your killer attire. Boots offered in a variety of styles, sizes and color and can be integrated with any kind of clothes you wear.

There are many kinds of boots sales so you can get one that really fits your need and style. Winter is never an excuse to dress down or slow down. Instead, it is the perfect season to add fun to your wardrobe.

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Sleeping Positions

Imelda of My Daily Business tagged me. She wants to know what my sleeping position says about me. I took the quiz and the answer is…

Your Sleeping Position Says You Need Your Sleep

You have a passion for everything – including sleeping.
Outgoing and brash, you tend to still shock those who know you well.
You tend to be selfish. You are the most likely type to take over the whole bed.
You gravitate toward comfort and don’t like extreme situations.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you are: In a very bad mood
It’s hard to sleep next to you because: You hog the covers.

There are six sleeping positions according to Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service.

  • The Fetus- curled up on your side holding pillow. The most popular sleeping position.
  • The Soldier- flat on your back with arms on your side.
  • The Starfish- lying on your back with arms and legs out stretched.
  • The Log- lying on your side with both arms down by your side.
  • The Yearner- lying on the side with both arms out in front.
  • The Free-Faller- flat on your stomach with arms on the head or ears.

The best sleeping position is sleeping on your right side. Sleeping on the right side frees the heart to supply blood more easily. This is particularly helpful for the flow of blood to the liver, thus facilitating improved metabolism. Sleeping flat on one’s stomach is not good because this causes pressure on the lungs, heart and other organs. Sleeping on the left side is not good because this causes too much pressure on the heart. Sleeping on your back more likely to lead to snoring and bad night’s sleep. (source)

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