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4 Tips To Throwing Soccer Watch Party

  Photo by Vick Bufano on Unsplash It's soccer season, and for most of us, that means watching the premier league unfold. While it's great to enjoy the game on your own or in a bar, there is nothing like getting together with a few friends and watching the game in the comfort of your home own. So, why not make it a celebration, and throw a watch party.   A watch party gathers people at one place to view an event such as a sports match or a movie together in real-time. Watch parties can also be virtual when friends and family connect online using video chat software such as Zoom or Google Hangouts. It can be a great way to share good food, drinks and keep up to date with sports news ( ) while enjoying the game with your close friends and family. So, if you're thinking about throwing a watch party, here are a few tips that can help you get started:  Get Snacks  Food is one of the best parts of a watch party. Since it's a social event, there should

A Sunny Day Out To Pumpkin Fair

HOT AND SUNNY....  Though it is autumn now, there are some days which the sun comes out happily shining upon us.  And on this Sunny Sunday, we took the opportunity to visit a pumpkin fair.  Not really a big maze as I expected, just a smaller one where we can just walk around and take pictures and then go home.  LOL.... Well, for the kid, it is his first time so the purpose is to take some fall pictures, and that was it.... Anyway, I don't think the little fella knows what we were doing.... let the adults lead!  At the entrance.... $4 per person....  So this place is called Queens... and the small prince sat there instead....  Too tiny to notice! Pumpkins here, there and everywhere..... A tent for people to carve the pumpkins.... And of course, all the rides which we did not take... Malaysians have sun phobia... I kept looking for sheds to go! Small maze.... We were there earlier before the crowd....  By noon, there were more people.... Pumpkins here and there.....  Best time to tak

How To Prepare Your Home for the Winter

  Image credit   As the cold winter months approach, many people wonder how to prepare their homes for an extended period of inactivity. This article will discuss making your home less susceptible to damage caused by harsh weather conditions and other factors that could lead to costly repairs. Check on Your HVAC System Checking the HVAC system is a must-do before winter. If you’re still using the old furnace from your parents’ house, it’s better to have them come and look at it or even replace it. The last thing you want during an unexpected cold snap is for your HVAC system to go down. There are a lot of signs you can look for to determine if your HVAC system is ready for winter or not. First, make sure that you change and clean all the filters as this will help with airflow throughout the home during heating mode. Second, check on any leaks around doors and windows because even small ones over time could lead to big problems such as mould growth in places where there shouldn’t be a

Common Mistakes that Nearly Every New Start-up Makes

Starting a company is not easy to say the least. After all, there are so many things that you need to think about and there are also many decisions to be made. The pressure can easily lead to poor decisions too. If you want to stop this from happening to your business, then these are the top mistakes you need to avoid making. Skipping out on the Planning Phase Planning may well be a tedious process, but if you do not have a solid plan, then you will end up struggling overall. You may not have any idea about what potential your idea has, and where you need to be financially in order to further your business. If you want to help yourself then plan out everything you can. Ideally, you would have a business plan, a marketing plan and a financial plan. If you can write down objectives for the above three points, then you will already be putting yourself on the path to success. If you need some help here, don’t overlook hiring a developer for a startup purposes. Source: Pexels (CC0 License

Good Food At San Jose

ROUTINE LIFE NOW.... No running here and there, mostly in the house and going out during weekends, that is my kind of life here in San Jose.   There is nothing much going on here, except the weather now is cold, I am having good restful sleep at night. perhaps due to the energy all used up during the day.  Taking care of an active baby is no joke for a retiree like me, despite the used-up battery, my pains and creaking diminishes when I see and hear the baby's smiles and laughter... Tiring but satisfying.... I want to know when my weary bones give up on me... LOL... so far, they are still intact and creaks only when I sit too long on the floor.... no more spring chicken like my son and daughter in law who can spring up easily!  Gone are the days..... Most days I cook... on and off, my son and his wife would take over the wok... My son's special Penang fried koay teow.... Using shrimps, chinese sausage and eggs.... Too bad no spring onions on that day... Messy at the sides.... L

Plants And Kiwi Cherries

FALL IS HERE... sometimes it is cold till I have to wear long sleeves and pants, but today is sunny.  I am still surviving with short sleeves and shorts at this moment.  LOL....  We have a very small mini size area and the soil is very fertile.  During the summer, they were very productive, I mean the plants, not the humans.  :)  Every now and then, these need to be plucked, I like the cherry tomatoes, they are very sweet even when eaten raw.  Oh, I forgot to take the cilipadi pictures, too bad... they are pretty dried up by now.  Buying cilipadi (hot chillies) in the malls is not cheap and during this season, we have to pluck them and put them in the freezer.  The plants will go into "hibernation" during the cold season.....  Sometimes I eat them raw and most times, I just add to the vegetables I cook....  For flavor.... LOL... Capsicum and they come in odd shapes.... See..... short and stubby..... Butt shape too! This one is most normal.....  Oh, we did not plant these.....

Moving To A New City? Don't Make These Mistakes

Image Credit Moving to a new city can be exciting and comes with its benefits. Not only will you interact with new people and forge meaningful relationships, but you’ll also get a fresh start in life. Moreover, a change in scenery can be good for your mental health. Despite these benefits, certain mistakes can make your relocation process more stressful. What’s worse, you might lose your money or belongings, a situation you don’t want to experience. Are you moving soon? Here are some mistakes to avoid.  Failing to prepare an inventory list One mistake to avoid is failing to prepare an inventory list. Your inventory list lets you keep track of your boxes, delicate items, products, and items as you plan your relocation. That way, you can quickly determine if your belongings are intact. Moreover, it helps you get the proper estimate for your items, making it easier to get the best insurance package. That said, you might end up losing valuable belongings or get a costly insurance deal if

What Are The Keys To A Life Of Travel?

  You only get one life in this world. So you should spend your time doing what you love. And if you’ve always been a keen explorer, then that means you should try to travel as much as possible. Alas, this is one of those things that’s easier to want than it is to do. However, it’s important to remember that you can get anything in this world if you want it badly enough. Just that thought alone will take you far! In this blog, we’re going to look at some actionable tips that’ll have you on your way towards travelling as much as possible. Pexels - CC0 Licence A Gung Ho Attitude A gung ho attitude will be essential! You’ll be presented with many opportunities to travel throughout your life. How much you travel will depend on your readiness to say yes to those opportunities. It’s often easy to reject a traveling experience because of logistics, energy, or whatever else, but if you can find it within you to dig deep and say yes to any and all opportunities that come your way, then you’ll

Homecooked Meals In San Jose

TRAVELING MADE EASY.... is happening now in Malaysia, no need to apply for police permit or getting My Travel Pass approval.  Good or not good?  As for me, at the endof the day, we, the people have to take our own precaution, we have to face risks if we want to go out freely and at the same time, life just have to go on.  The virus is definitely now here to stay...  Over here, I also try not to go out unnecessarily, the numbers here are low, just a few hundreds but we do not actually know the real figures, right?  So it is like in Malaysia, "sendiri jaga diri".....  So most days I prepare my own breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Breakfast as usual is very simple, followed by lunch, mostly noodles or leftover food from previous day and dinner, I try to have one or two dishes done by then.  Juggling an active baby who sleeps one hour nap in between, there is not much time to do what I want to do.  LOL... With this routine, my blog is often left neglected and for my readers, please

What NOT To Do When You're Involved In A Car Accident

There’s a whole lot of information out there about what you should do after a car accident, hence why we all understand the need to gather evidence, contact our insurers, and so on. However, with each accident leaving us vulnerable and shaken, it’s all too easy to forget these essential pointers and make additional mistakes to boot. Unfortunately, these moments directly after an accident are the most crucial when it comes to seeking compensation , ensuring speedy recovery, and generally keeping our names out of the mud. Hence, no matter how emotionally hard-hitting an accident might be, it’s essential to keep your head about you at least enough to avoid these often fatal mistakes. Image Source: CC0 License Leaving without exchanging details Most of us want to put accidents behind you as soon as possible. Obviously, that’s not an option if you’ve been involved in a major incident, but individuals involved in scrapes or bumps may be tempted to skip all the insurance stuff and just get go

7 Puppy Training Myths You Should Know As A New Owner

Statista data indicates that dogs are the most widely owned pet type across the US, with more than 63 million households owning at least one dog in 2019/20. Dog ownership comes with training since your dog must be well adjusted enough to function normally in society. However, there are numerous contrasting beliefs on the best ways to train a dog, giving rise to some persistent but false myths about dog training. Here are some of the biggest dog training myths you should know about and avoid when training your new puppy.  Some dog breeds are untrainable Image Credit Border Collies and Poodles are commonly touted as the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. However, beagles and bloodhounds, ranked among the ten least intelligent dog breeds, are beloved members of countless police and customs departments. Consequently, every dog is trainable regardless of its breed, although many have behavioral quirks that make them behave differently than others. However, remember that not all dog