Friday, August 17, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Holidays in Canada

Still tired and in bed, I dream of visiting faraway lands like Canada..

Flights to Canada is cheap on this website (Dialaflight)

Dialaflight is a UK travel company which not only offers cheap flights but also covers hotels & travel ideas around the world. I love the site because it is crammed with travel info. The search feature is great too as you can find flights, hotels and travel info such as car hire all in one page.

It's easy to book a travel package from Dialaflight by calling via phone. My dream vacation is Toronto and Niagara Falls. That's only £559pp. It's a great opportunity to just visit one of the natural wonders of the world. I've never been to Canada before. You get to visit the wine producing places en route to Niagara falls. That's just heaven for me.

Well if that doesn't interest you, there are many other destinations in Canada covered by Dialaflight. They include Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Jasper, Lake, Louise, Montreal, Niagara, Ottawa, Quebec and many more.

Besides Toronto/Niagara package, I love the Banff destination. That's 7 nights stay in the luxury of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The hotel is strategically situated with a spectacular mountain scenery of the Rockies. Although this is a sponsored post, my mind is made up on my next long vacation :)

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Me at Petaling Street

Jobless and Sick

I hate getting sick. I rarely get sick.
Anyway after taking the doctor's fever and cough medicines I'm just drifting in and out of sleep.
Though I am free of a fulltime job,I still have some pending work assignments to be done (freelance project).

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fitness Journal

This is exactly what I'm looking for. I am overweight at 200lbs and really want to get rid of the excess fat. I definitely don't want to go into a stupid radical diet that only makes things worse. I fully agree that recording and tracking is the first steps to losing weight. You need to know exactly what you are eating and how it affects your body. After all, every body is unique and different in the way it stores or burns excess fat and calories. offers a free calorie counter to help you track what you eat.

Signing up is free so I've already done that and can't wait to use the calorie counter from

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Goth Dating

A lot of niche dating website has been popping up lately. Here is a hot new called for Gothic Singles to date and find their ideal mates . "Goth dating" is a niche as you can get in this case.The good thing about niche sites is that they suit very specific needs and in this case if you are into meeting gothic singles online, this is the ideal site for you.

Like all good dating sites, you can search based on sex, age, area (zip code) and other details. Of course you"d have to be a member which is free in order to get out anything useful from the site. Membership is free so you have nothing to lose. Go try out today!
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A day in the life of a jobless blogger

Got up early in the morning to collect my camera that I bought via pos laju.

Apparently they sent it to the house but no one was at home. They didn't even leave the custmorary reminder notice in my letter box to inform me. Luckily the seller gave me a tracking number and I logged in to Pos Laju website and entered the number to find out that it was returned back to headquarters.

I researched on the web and heard horror stories about how Pos Laju just lost stuff after it failed to reach its destination and returned back to Pos Laju headquarters.

So you can imagine how anxious I was when I got to Pos Laju.

The pictures below means that I was lucky that the camera was not lost.

It's a Panasonic Lumix 5 Megapixel with 6x optical zoom. A budget camera at RM 400.

Since it was already lunch time I made my way yo Petaling Street to have a nice hawker style lunch.

Had Lum Mee across Petaling Street at Hotel Lok Ann.

I then walked over to Klang Bus Stand (Pasar Seni) to get my trip back. Paid for the RM2 daily ticket so can reuse it again. That's a big savings. RM2 to and fro KL.

Self portrait of myself in the bus.

Lots of place to sit behind but there's guy who insisted of standing beside the bus driver.

When the bus is moving I find out why. He is one of those who needs to talk to the driver.

Man I hate those type of people. His voice is high pitched for a man and hurts my ears. Not to mention he is distracting the bus driver!! The picture is a 6x zoom. Not bad huh? The camera has anti-shake features so the "head-shot" is pretty clear.

The bus did not crash and I did not die. Reached home safely

My dog MiMi greets me at the gate.

I go in and begin typing this blog article...

Ah it's finished.

That's a typical boring day of a jobless blogger for you. :)

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Interracial Romance

Being a Malaysian, I only know too well the importance of racial harmony in a community. Also, as a Malaysian, I"m used to seeing interacial romance between Malay, Chinese and Indians. Not surprising to see some of my relatives are Indian whereas I"m a Chinese.

Anyway, on the internet, dating has become accepted and popular. Take for example. It"s free to join and once you do become a member, you can access a huge database of potential life partners from any race. It has the essential and useful features such as being able to send and receive private messages from anyone you choose in that website community. You can also broadcast messages via forums to get a point across.

Go ahead, if you have nothing against interracial dating, give a try.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

I'm only worth this much?

My blog is worth $1,693.62.
How much is your blog worth?

Wow I rank no 1 for "Pikom Disaster"

In my Chess Patzer blog I talked about how the current PC Fair was no longer as attractive as it was to me and to many other techies. I title it Pikom PC Fair a disaster?

Google picked it up and now for the no.1 search for "Pikom disaster" that article will come up.
I guess a PR4 blog does carry some weight. Though the keyword "Pikom disaster" probably has no monetory value, I can see why companies with the idea of using blogs to do advertising like PPP is good business.

In case Pikom is reading this, I didn't really mean anything by that post. Just a discussion and personal opinion. Anyway my second post in that blog, I said it was NOT a disaster :)

Latina Dating

In this day and age, finding your partner using an online dating site is no longer as cheesy as it sounds. I know many people who have met online and after going out for dates, end up happily married.

Take this site called Latina Romance where latin singles looking for other hispanic/spanish partners can find a matching date. I like the way how the website protects a person identity even though you want to advertise as much as yourself as possible. For example, anonymous users an only see the first picture that members post. To see additional pictures of that same person, you'd have to be registered and logged in.

Registering as a member is easy and once you are in, you can find thousands of thousands of latin singles that one day may become your life partner. Features available to members are ability to upload your photos, send email to potential mates and initiatiate a chat session to get a feel of who the other person is before deciding to go on dates.

But hurry! Membership is only free for the first 5,000 people who register. Get into latina dating at

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Andrew Ooi vs Andrew Ooi

Now that I have time on my hand with my recent resignation, I will concentrate on beating Professor Andrew Ooi (lecturer from University of Melbourne) in the Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page). Of course there will be no link to the Professor Andrew Ooi here :)

I guess one of the strategy is to give out something of value from my websites. I'm aiming to create several free web sevices for people to use and link it to my name. I've already made Chess Publisher which is a free chess diagram maker for bloggers. I've seen a serious rise in terms of Technorati ranking and Google ranking as people who use that tool link back to me.

I need to make more of such tools and give it out for free. Being a web programmer, that's something not difficult for me. I just have to think of some good ideas ....

Wow!! I'm back in Google

A few hours after posting that my blog has been delisted from Google, it's now back!!

Thanks Google :)

Ouch ! Andrew Ooi Wiped out of Google again

I tried to find this blog using all the usual keywords and it turned up blank on Google.


What did I do wrong this time?

I even Googled "Andrew Ooi-Malaysia Blog" the title of this blog and still nothing. Of course there are other blogs that mention my URL but never a listing of my URL on Google itself. I know John Chow was penalised for trying to game Google but I'm innocent! I didn't to no wrong !! Why Google? Why?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Useful Travel Resource

I like websites like Hotel Reservations because they are a life saver when you go travelling. Of course one of the most important features for a website that specialises in hotels is whether the website offers useful information on motels, hotels, resorts and vacation rentals. is definitely not lacking in this department. It"s database is extensive and offers useful features like price comparisons, travel information, hotel facilities and in short all the essential information needed before making the decision to book the hotel.

Besides that, the website also features discounts for certain destinations and which is great for budget travellers like me. TI"d like to compare and find the best value for price and the website certainly makes this very easy. The search feature for the website is fantastic too, where you can drill down to your check in, check out times, date availability, room size etc. You"ll have no problem finding exactly hotel you want all from the comfort of your computer. You can either book online or call their toll free number +1-800-8934086 to make the reservations.

The vacation package is great too offering you the choice of combination of including flight, hotel or car. That takes the hassles of planning and budgeting the travel. If it"s a travel vacation, you definitely don"t want to worry about nitty gritty details like that.

I also like the "Activities" feature in the website. In it, you just choose what do you want to do when you reach your travel desitination. It will come up with a list of tours and sightseeing activites you can take part in. All this make planning for any vacation as easy and hassle free as possible. That"s how it should be!

Check out Hotel Reservations if you want to go for any kind of vacation. Going for holidays has never been easier or this convenient.

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