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5 Fun Things to do in Brisbane on a Rainy Day

Most people visit Brisbane—the capital of Australia’s ‘sunshine state’—expecting non-stop sun and outdoor fun, but if you happen to find yourself in Brisbane on a rainy day, never fear, there’s plenty to keep you entertained indoors.
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Overlooking the Brisbane River at South Bank, the Gallery of Modern Art, or ‘GOMA’ as it’s known, is a great place to spend a rainy day. Since its opening in 2006, GOMA has attracted world-class exhibitions of artists including Andy Warhol, Valentino, Picasso, Matisse, as well as the Asia Pacific Triennial, and Surrealism exhibit.

GOMA’s Friday night ‘up late’ events are a great way to enjoy the art, a glass of wine, and live music by the best local, national and international musicians and bands.
Balmoral and Hawthorne cinemas

If it’s really hot, or wet, Brisbane folk love going to the cinema. So if you’re thinking of checking out a film on a rainy day, avoid the megaplexes and head over to the beautifully quaint, retro cinemas i…

Valentine's Treat

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Red Velvet Heart Cake
Since we are into cake business now and baking has been a part of my life since I resigned from work, I am always on a look out for new recipes and cake designs that would bring delight to my family and friends.  I found this cake recipe online and I think it's pretty cool and would be a perfect Valentine's day treat for your love ones.  You can click on the link to bring you where the recipe is. I am tempted to make one for our table comes Valentine's Day.  I am craving for cakes and I would like to try few more new flavors soon.
Good Luck to me! :) 

Love Month

Time flies so fast.  We just had celebrated the Christmas season and next month would already be what I normally refer to as the 'love month".  For married couples like us with grown up kids , it might not be too special as more often we would prefer to celebrate it at home over a special dinner.  I wouldn't like to squeeze myself wit teenagers and young sweethearts who would always go out for a romantic dinner.
What I would like to do though given the chance is to be able to watch a dinner concert performed by a local artist.  I think that would be very sweet.  I am not the type of person who would go to noisy and crowded places.  it's a nuisance to me.  I love a peaceful and quiet place with a garden setting. That would be perfect!  For some couples, they may prefer to go for loud music like going to discos and dance the night away.  They are probably pleased with those loud and happy music in a discotheque equipped with line 6 amplifier.  Well, it's a matter of …

Love and Music

I am not so sure why love and music has always been associated with each other.  Maybe because people in love became hopelessly romantic and feelings are best conveyed through songs.  Well, that's just my own interpretation. But really, I always see people in love to be clinging to music a lot.  They get more inspired when listening to music.  Last time, my friend said that every time she hears a song, she would think of herself and her other half  to be the ones being referred to in the song.  I guess, it's so cute, right? I think I would agree that music is really relaxing and entertaining.  Listening to music while being stuck in a traffic jam revives our spirit and takes the annoyance away from our minds.  What more, others consider music as a therapy to a tired soul.  I remembered having a friend who was married to a  man who has a deep passion for music and she would always buy gifts associated with music like CD's of his favorite artists, musical instruments, a song…

Lifesaving Tips While Searching The Rental Market In Derby

So, you are trying to rent a property in Derby? You are not alone. Renting a private property is often one of the best options present in front of many. Besides, many people consider renting either because of their personal preference or because of their lifestyle requirements such as a transferable job. However, the basic rule of the property searching game remains the same almost everywhere. You need to do it fast and efficiently. While many other things on your list can wait, getting a safe roof above your head cannot. In order to save you time and energy we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help you find your next property rental in no time at all. Are you of the right legal age?
Before you enter your new rented property you will have to sign paper works. In Britain, you need to be at least 18 years of age in order to enter any form of contract. In case you have not 18 yet, you may be granted a contact of necessity, depending upon your situation. If you have a guaran…

Some Realizations for 2014

I was talking to my son few days ago and one of our topics is about career building and prioritizing.  We had exchange of ideas and views and he was asking for some tips and advices on how do I prioritize things, how do I lay down my goals in life, my philosophies in life and a helluva of things.  My son thinks maturely and at his age, I would say that he acts and thinks intelligently.  I told him not to take things too seriously as he is still very young.  I told him that as we grow older, we encounter different things in life.  Many factors affect our beliefs, our thinking, our plans, our goals and even our way of life.  I told him to accept things as they are and try to welcome changes as he travels through the journey of life for nothing in this world is permanent.  As we age, our priorities in life changes, too.  I think this process is normal and all of us will be undergoing the same thing too at one point in our lives.  These realizations made me consider the following lessons …

The Very Best Tips For Good Oral Hygine

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The First Step to a Gorgeous Smile
Just like other areas of life, your teeth should be worried about too. Once you head down the wrong path, your smile will suffer from a variety of problems like gingivitis, cavities and gum disease. You may have to shop around if you're hoping to locate an affordable dentist.If you don't have insurance, you can try going to a dental school to get affordable dental service. Do not neglect regular dental hygiene and visit your dentist at least twice each year.


You should schedule a dentist every 6 months. Regular dentist visits can spot problems with your teeth from many serious problems. Going frequently will help you to avoid plaque buildup, prevent gum disease, and you might also be able to keep gum disease at bay. Try out a dental cleaner that works on your teeth to keep them healthy. A couple examples include the Sulcabrush and Reach's Stim-U-Dent. Make an annual dentist at least once yearly. Regular dental visits help to protect your mo…

Be Positive!

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We're about to end the week now, so many things happened to me this week and some are unexpected events. It looks like I will be having difficulty now running the household as our house helper had just left.  Well, it was her choice.  I didn't ask her to go.  She was scolded because of a wrongdoing and as usual, the never ending drama is, "I'll just leave!"
If you're in that kind of situation, what would you do/  i need her around in the house to do some household chores that I can't really do as I am busy both online and offline but this won't make me stop her to leave.  I have a strong feeling that she was thinking that I needed her badly so she could make a declaration of leaving the house that soon. Maybe she was expecting that I would plead and ask her to stay but No!  I won't do that  She has done something wrong and if leaving us will make her feel important, so be it.  But as I said, I did not stop her.  I'm sure that sooner or later, s…

The Pros and Cons of the HCG Diet

People in this country are obsessed with losing weight, and losing it fast. That’s probably with good reason, since obesity causes all kinds of other illnesses and conditions, complete with their own lists of serious health risks. If you need to lose weight due to being obese, then the HCG diet in Canada may be something for you to consider. There are several pros and cons to the use of this method of weight loss that you should know about before you jump in.
What Is It?
Basically, HCG stands for human chorionic gonadoptopin. It is a hormone that is found in the urine of pregnant women. This can be administered by syringe, tablet, or drops. It accelerates rapid weight loss by suppressing the feeling of hunger. Patients are supposed to eat 500 calories per day in order to see results. Your body is forced to use the fat stored in your body for energy rather than the carbohydrates you might normally be consuming.
The Pros
As previously mentioned, this diet has gained popularity because it…

Make The Most Out Of Your Time Caring For Your Teeth With These Great Tips

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There are various states which do not give appropriate dental hygiene to occupiers unlike the U.S. There certainly are lots of tools available which you may get to great use. Here are some things that you should buy in the event you want to maintain your smile appearing wonderful.

Specific foods may be more harmful to your own teeth than many others. Avoid foods which are sugary and sweet. You must prevent beverages which are excessively hot or extremely cold. If you're seeking to maintain your teeth white, prevent drinking java. Drinking by means of a straw minimizes connection with the teeth.

Bear in mind that you're that which you consume, and thus are your teeth. In case you smoke a great deal and drink red-wine regularly, your teeth do get discolored. If you'd like whiter teeth, alter everything you take in. If it's shadowy going on the mouth area, your teeth will get dim from this.
A glass of plain water a day keeps the dentist away. Actually, make that eight glasse…

Money Quote To Ponder

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“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man  will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”  - Henry Ford

My attention was caught by this inspirational quote about money.  I strongly agree with this. Money alone cannot give you total independence.  Money could easily come and go.  To have a reservoir of knowledge, skills, experience and abilities will keep you moving and bring you wherever you want.  As long as you have the knowledge and the ability, that coupled with years of experience, you will never lose on opportunities.  In life, I've learned that opportunities are always available but these will not come to you.  You need to find them.  I often find people complaining about life's difficulties and I couldn't blame them.  Life is really tough and the only way to bring ourselves to where we wanted is to carefully plan our future, work hard and strive to succeed. 
Success is not an overnigh…

Helpful Information For Those Looking For Great Dental Care

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Dental care is a thing that we all must excel so that you can not have poor teeth, but unfortunately many individuals aren't educated on appropriate dental hygiene. That's where great posts like this one are here to describe everything for you. Keep studying for to get excellent dental hygiene advice.
Manage your toothbrush. As soon as you complete cleaning your teeth, be sure to clean your toothbrush, also. Just wash it off with water and stick it in a toothbrush holder such that it's standing up. Placing your toothbrush in an incident is just not advisable, because germs are more inclined to grow like that.

Analyze your toothbrush many times monthly. Look for signals which you may need to purchase a brand-new one. The bristles are usually the primary sign. In the event you understand that they're becoming frayed, venture out and buy something else. Generally speaking, you shouldn't go longer than four months without obtaining another brush.
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Cheesy Butter Parmesan Noodles

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I love pasta and I'm always on a look out for new recipes that's quick and simple.  Got a chance to see this simple and easy to recipe for pasta and I am tempted to share the recipe here.  
It is very important that we keep few quick meal recipes for emergencies.  As a matter of fact, as early as now, I am already beginning to collect quick meals recipe that could be prepared especially on rainy season. You see, I am the type who is usually lazy to go out of the house when it's raining and going to the wet market when it's raining really hard is such a struggle for me.  It is for this reason that I am trying to collect recipes for healthy meals that I could prepare and cook easily during this period. 
This Cheesy Butter Parmesan noodles is so easy to prepare and will enable you to have your dinner ready in no time.
I will surely try this this weekend! :)

Mika's Birthday

We just have celebrated Mika's birthday last January 4 and it was a dinner BBQ party, as usual.  I remembered to have hosted the same type of gathering few years ago and it was such a hit!  We prepared all kinds of grilled foods and everybody was very pleased with the set up.  They love the idea of grilling their meats right before their eyes and it was surely fun for everyone.  Different kinds of ensaladas to go with the grilled foods plus some servings of noodles and sweets complete the set up.  I bake some chocolate cup cakes, too.
 Everything was a rush so I wasn't able to bring out a decent table cloth for the buffet table.  Only me and my house helper prepared everything so it's really exhausting.  I'm actually thinking to buy crinkle taffeta  but it was too late for me to shop.  That's the disadvantage of having parties one after the other.  You get lost sometimes. :)
Anyway, the party was well attended by friends and Mika's classmates and our entire garag…