Tuesday, 20 April 2010

I love my Nikon SLR camera

The Nikon D40, this is my first SLR digital camera and I still love it! My husband bought this one for me a year ago and I still got no problem with, the battery is still superb! The battery last more than 2 weeks with daily use and could take more than 600 photos with still half bar on it. I got no problem with the camera even when my husband tried to clean it and got the focus screen scratched. The photos are still fabulous and the scratched focus screen does not affect the quality of the picture at all. But my husband has managed to replace the focus screen by himself, and now it’s like new.

Here are the specifications of Nikon D40:
Resolution: 6.10 Megapixels
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
18-55mm
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Size: 2.5 inch
ISO: 200-3200
Shutter: 30-1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Mem Type: SDHC / SD
Battery: Custom LiIon
Dimensions: 5.0x3.7x2.5in
(126x94x64mm)
Weight: 16.8 oz
(475 g)
Availability: 12/2006

Repalcing a focus screen of Nikon D40 D70 D60 D50 D40X

How to install a focusing screen of Nikon SLR camera, model: D40, D40X, D70, D60, D50

These are simple steps on how to install the focusing screen of your Nikon D40 SLR camera, no need to take your camera to a shop and have a professional install it for you.
All you need to do is buy the focus screen in an online shop and do these steps:
1. Turn your camera off and remove the lens
2. Place the camera gently upside down on a stable surface and using tweezers remove the metal bracket from inside your camera
3. Still using the tweezers, remove the original focus screen
4. Replace with your new split image focus screen
5. Gently shake the camera to ensure the screen is in place
6. Replace the metal bracket and lens

it usually is very expensive to have it replace, as the technician will also bill you for the repair, testing, and cleaning, so it is better to do it yourself.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Late spring flowers

Due to the long cold winter, my daffodils and tulips is a bit late this year. I think it is more like 4 weeks late. These lovely flowers usually grow and blossoms every valentines or Easter and is usually given as a present during those days. But since valentines and Easter have pass by, I think I will just leave it as it is, in the garden. I will not be picking them up anymore, besides I think they do add up a little beauty outside the house. Anyway, I have attached a photo of my little garden outside the house. There are about 15 daffodils and 20 tulips planted but as you can see there are only 3 tulip flowers in the garden, somehow I am still waiting at the others to flower out soon.




Saturday, 17 April 2010

Try to personalized your postcard

Ever heard of personalized postcards? Well here is a website where you can upload your very own photo and messages online then let them send it for you. This is a great way of letting your family and friends, or even business associates know that you think of them while you are on holiday. I do like sending postcards and I like receiving one too, but what amazed me with this company is that they do it all for you, well except for uploading a photo if you prefer it to be personalized, then they do the printing and sending of the postcards. They usually offers these lovely colour postcards in bulk orders more like 50 pieces for a very low starting price of £11.95, but with it you can also upload your very own logo. Now this also is ideal for a company who wishes to send postcards to clients and business partner and at the same time you get the chance promote the name of your company by affixing your company logo on it. So no more worries of rushing up to a souvenir shop to get some postcards and queuing in a post office, you can do it at your most convenient time and comfort of the hotel room.

Cancelled flights due to volcanic eruption

Due to the volcanic eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull of Iceland flights from UK, Russia, Belgium, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, and Switzerland has been affected and airspace totally closed. Other European countries like Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland, and Sweden are partially closed. The said volcano erupted twice in 2010, first eruption was on the 20th March and second eruption was on the 14th April, but flight interruption has started on the 16th of April 2010.

As viewed on the news, according to the scientists who have been monitoring this volcanic eruption, this sort of eruption could go on for days, weeks, maybe months and it is very difficult to predict what when this will this flight interruption goes back to normal. The latest news so far about this is as of today the 17th of April 2010 is that restrictions on flights in and out of the UK are extended until Sunday. I do hope that this catastrophe will not last long as many people and business have been affected by it.

Friday, 16 April 2010

It is worth getting funeral insurance

Did you know that getting yourself insured is the best thing you can do for you and your family? Now a day almost everybody got an insurance from health, car, home, building, life, mortgage, and even a mobile phone insurance. I am sure you got most of these but would you consider getting yourself a funeral insurance? I know not many people think as positive as I do about this, but for practicality reasons I think everyone should get one. Just imagine what it would be like losing someone and at the same time worrying about the expenses for the funeral and burial. Would it be great to have a peace of mind, knowing everything is under control, done and paid for? Yes getting funeral insurance would solve all financial concerns and you can even organize the details of your funeral, as you wish to. I remember when my grandmother died, she did not have a funeral insurance, and everything is just a mess, the whole family has to argue about the expenses and who is going to organize everything. All her four children are busy with work and family and they too have their own financial obligations. So with the sudden death of my grandmother, I have seen how difficult they have gone through financially and emotionally. Death does matter and it would eventually come to everyone, so the best thing to do is live your life to the fullest and be prepared by getting yourself funeral insurance.

The cove a must see documentary

I saw this on DVD last night and I would say this is a must see documentary film. To give you a small details of what it is: the cove is an American documentary film that describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an anti–dolphin-hunting campaigner's point of view. The film was released in 2009, highlights that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin hunting drive is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and claims that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year in the country's whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a hidden cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats.



The film is actually very good and it is up to the people what they would like to think about it, but in my opinion this is very educational. I love these creatures and I used to pay just to watch them perform, but after seeing this, I don’t think I will do it again as I now know that this also leads to dolphin extinction. You see these fisherman’s will capture so many dolphins and then select a few that can be trained, then sold these dolphins to an amusement parks for $150 each. But then the rest of the dolphins will be slaughtered and then sold to markets as whale meat or dolphin meat. However majority of the people in Japan does not know about this, so do not blame and generalize Japanese people. These dolphin killings are not only happening in Japan, there have been reports that this is still going on in some countries. I think this film is an eye opener for everyone so I would encourage you to watch this as this will serve as a campaign to help spread the word to stop Dolphin killings.


Everything about sports betting

If wanted to know all about sports betting, like the latest results of your favorite sports, the best sports books, or even just wanted to learn more on about sports betting, then I think you would be interested in this website called sports betting spots. This website is truly amazing and I think this will also help you save a lot of money because this will serve as a guide on how and where you are going to place your bet. For instance, you will see on the website the lists of the top 10 sports books and their ratings, reviews and bonuses. Here you will also see some guides in sports betting that I think are very helpful for beginners because it has some helpful tips on what to consider in sports bet. I did not know much about sports betting online, although my husband used to bet on basketball results with friends and he finds spots betting fun and exciting! My husband was actually talking about betting online on the next basketball playoff and I told him about this website. After reading some of the articles, he said his favorite article there was the sport tips and tricks. He finds it very helpful and entertaining; in fact he has recommended it to one of his officemates. Well, I guess you might as well check it out and see for yourself what this website can do for you.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Chronic Urticaria

I used to suffer from chronic urticaria way back 4 years ago and I haven’t got a clue why it just suddenly spread all over my body. I have been to the doctor a couple of times and the usual prescription given is Antihistamines. It does somehow disappear but the problem is that when I don’t drink the tablet it will come back. I use to drink it every other day for about 2 years but I hated it because the tablet does have a side effect on me, I feel tired all the time. I went to see an allergologist and she have given a list of what not to eat, I got check, scanned , x-ray and so on, but they could not see anything wrong on my body. The doctor had also given me some steroids and antihistamine to be taken daily and at the same time I have to follow the diet list of food she has given me. It did not work! I did some research and came across a Chinese website that says something about excises, having the right sleep, and drink an apple juice and then olive oil to cleanse the body. Anyway, I could not drink an olive, I would not want to. But I did the exercise, 7-8 hours of sleep at night, and apple juice daily, then it has stop, the map like thing called urticaria has disappear! Although sometimes I still feel red hot flashes on my neck and behind the ears, but it did slowly disappeared. Until today, thank God that horrible illness have not came back, however, I have notice that when I get stress out and I don’t have a good sleep at night, I will still itch but not a sign of rush or that urticaria, what I just do is drink an antihistamine. Oh, the non-drowsy work better that the other one.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Very affordable K-12 and college math tutors

If you are considering of getting a Math Tutor for your child or maybe you as a college student needed Math Help, I think you might be interested on this Online Math Tutor website that I am about to reveal. Last month my sister got a tutor for her K-12 child, she told me her son has been doing well with quizzes and exams ever since she registered her son on this Online Tutor website.

Now this is the good part that I just discovered this today when I look it up on the internet that this Free Online Tutoring website she has registered with has just cut down the tutoring prices and now more affordable than ever. I think this is so far the lowest price I have seen online and you can get a month of math help for just $59.99. That is just amazing! With this 40% off you still get the same services like 24/7 tutor availability, assignment help, instant chat, and best of all you get your very own personalized Math Problem Solver. Usually all this Math Tutors Online offers the same services but they do defer in prices, so why pay more?




UPS Delivery Problem Emails is A scam!

This is one of the ongoing scam emails I have been receiving lately, a UPS Delivery Problem delivery for a parcel that doesn’t exist! I am posting this just to warn everyone that this is a scam and not from UPS. On the scam email attached is a virus that says your invoice number, so be very careful! Never open this attachment as this would send information from your computer to the third party and would steal all your details. I have here a copy of the email just to let you see what it looks like:


Wed, 31 March, 2010 20:53:05
UPS Delivery Problem NR 29676.
From: UPS Support Neva Ware
Add to Contacts
To: ....................@ yahoo.co.uk

UPS_invoice_7845.zip (47KB)
________________________________________
Hello!

Unfortunately we failed to deliver your postal package you have sent on the 6th of December in time
because the recipient’s address is incorrect.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our department.

United Parcel Service of America.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Kids love Alvin and the chipmunks

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How to get rid of rust on pans and woks

If you got a rusted pans or a rusted wok, don’t throw them away, there is a very simple solution to get rid of it quickly and does not have to cost you much. All you need is a potato and washing up liquid and here is what you have to do:

1. Get a potato
2. Slice the end part of the potato
3. Rub it in a circle motion on the rusted part of you pan or wok
4. While rubbing the potato onto the pan or wok, put a small amount of dishwashing liquid into the pan and wok
5. You will then notice that the potato is thinning as the rust is also disappearing
6. Continue to do so until the rust has completely disappear
7. Rinse it with warm water.

A rain chain would brighten up rainy days

I do not know if you have ever seen one of this rain chains but I just did today and I think this rain chain is absolutely beautiful! I was so excited to talk about this in fact I have posted a photo so you can also visualize what I am talking about. Now this rain chain is more like a decorative gutter, you will have to install this as a replacement for your old boring gutter. I showed this to my husband and he told me that this chains rain were widely used in Japan mainly for decorative features but other people use this as they also believe it helps in their meditation.

Anyway, for whatever reason I just think I just got to have this in my house and I know the perfect place to get it, it is an online shop that has loads of beautifully designed rain chains and the material used are good too. Their products are usually made of good quality metals like aluminum, copper or a heavy duty iron which has an anti rust element on it, that is why I think is a good value for money. If you want to find out more about this, visit the website rain chains now and find out how much you can save with their ongoing sale and free delivery offer. I am pretty sure that this product will give your home an aesthetics look and will also brighten up your rainy days.

Gelert Lokon Vario 4 tent review

Its camping time again and I just thought I will make a review of our tent the Gelert Lokon Vario 4, This is about 2 year old now and I would say this is the best tent we got so far! We decided to get one like this because we wanted the extra living space for cooking and sitting in when it's raining.The tent has 2 separate bedrooms each one capable of housing a double inflatable bed. So my little girl has enough space to play in her room. The living area is large, plenty of room for chairs, a table, cooking area, etc. It comes with two ground sheets, one covering the whole area and the other one is just half size. We use the half ground sheet, so we can leave our wet shoes, water, cooking equipment and cooker in the ground, so water spills would just go directly on the ground. The front door can be totally unzipped and taken off or moved inwards to give a smaller living area. The side can also be unzipped, so we put a wind breaker around it and my little girl can play there on her paddling pool when it’s sunny. I would rate this tent 9 out of 10 stars, based on its durability, size, and value for money.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Authentic Shepard Fairey art prints

My husband has always been a fan of this great street artist Shepard Fairey, in fact he got a copy of Shepard Fairey’s book, got an obey giants art print t-shirt that he kept way back from the1990s, and a famed art print of the windmill by the famous Shepard Fairey, which is now hanging on our wall at the lounge. I did not really know that the windmill was one of shepard fairey art until his brother came to visit the other day. His brother asks him where he got the print and he said he bought it online way back 2005.

As they were having a discussion, I overheard then talking about the art print's authenticity, so just out of curiosity I look it up online today and saw loads of website selling shepard fairey prints, but so far I think I found one online shop that sells authentic Shepard Fairey’s art print collection. I showed it to my husband and he said this website has so far the widest range of shepard fairey art collection he had ever seen and I was right, these prints are authentic as they are signed and numbered individually. So, if you plan to get one of Shepard Fairey art collections like the famous obey giant art, make sure you get an authentic one too, to make it worth keeping for.

Ways to prevent slugs from eating your flowers

There are several ways to stop slugs from eating your plants and garden flowers and these are by:

  • Cutting a plastic bottle and its bottom and put it around your plant or flower.
  • Cutting wide strips of sand paper and make a circle around your plant and flower.
  • You can also buy a crushed eggshells and diatomaceous earth from a garden shop.
  • Or you can also use a beer by burying several mayo size lids, or cut off plastic cups or even the beer cans and fill them with beer. You want them to be level with the ground and close to the plants.

So far I have only done the first and the second one and it works well in preventing slugs from eating my garden flowers. The third and fourth options also works very well according to most of my friends based on their own experience.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

My summer fashion

I have just been looking at my wardrobe and notice that my clothes are now a bit boring. Since it has been a long cold winter, most of my clothes are knitted, fleece and almost uniform of dark colour blue and black jeans. I have not been shopping for clothes lately, and I think the last time I bought a lovely dress was before Christmas day. I definitely think I needed a change with fashion and since its now springtime I have some few ideas of what to get. I wanted my clothes to be more like summer fashion and I have read in a magazine that soft fabric with matt textures are in this 2010. Dresses would be more like strappy floral patterned for the summer, but with can be used in the spring with an additional short cardigan on top and black leggings or tights. A plain white lacy dress would also be great, as this would just mix and match with any accessories. I would probably also get a denim skirt and a couple of coloured blouse, shirts and then two pairs of crop jeans. I do not really need to get a lot clothes, so what I am planning to do is just mix and match every clothes and get the right accessories to get a new look every time I am out. I have also read an article that you should choose clothes that would look great based on your body shape, and based on what I know I am a bit curvy, so the clothes that match my shapes are wrap dresses, waist-cinching belts and wide leg jeans which are usually my kind of style anyway. So there you go, those things that I just mention would be the summer fashion I am looking forward to.

Advantages of economy cars

  • Small cars or economy cars do run 60 miles to the gallon.
  • Only costs £35 to tax a year.
  • Upon request you could add some special option on installing standard safety equipments like side air bags, anti lock brakes and electronic stability control.
  • Most of small cars now can accommodate a minimum of 4 average size adults.
  • Very cheap to insure.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Environment friendly.
  • And great for small countryside roads.

Join in and learn to talk 500

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Ever heard of talking 500? Well, you might find this interesting as I did. Fiat is actually conducting this charades guessing game on their website to celebrate the success of the new fiat 500 which is very stylish and economical that is why it has been voted as car of the year for 2008. Anyway, they call this game learn to talk 500, basically this are fun gestures that you can learn and use with your friends and family. I actually find it cool as I think it will be handy to talk 500 if you’re out with friends and you don’t want other people to hear what you and your friends are talking about. Also this would be great if you are talking from a long distance in a crowd with a family member. Anyway, if you do wish to learn more about talking, then I would suggest you visit fiats webpage and sign up, so you can join in the daily game starting this 12th of April 2010. I am not sure if there are prizes, but I think by just joining in this fun game, you will definably have a good time. Check it out! It might be worth to have a go.



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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Something I like that song lyrics

Song by: Tim McGraw

It was labor day weekend I was seventeen
I bought a coke and some gasoline
And I drove out to the county fair
When I saw her for the first time
She was standing there in the ticket line
And it all started right then and there
Oh, a sailer's sky made a perfect sunset
And that's the day I'll never forget

I had a barbeque stain on my white tee shirt
She was killing me in that miniskirt
Skippin' rocks on the river by the railroad tracks
She had a suntan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
And a heart don't forget something like that

Well it was five years later on a southbound plane
I was headed down to new orleans
To meet some friends of mine for mardi gras
When I heard a voice from the past
Comin' from a few rows back
And when I looked, I couldn't believe just what I saw
She said I bet you don't remember me
And I said only every other memory

I had a barbeque stain on my white tee shirt
You were killing me in that miniskirt
Skippin' rocks on the river by the railroad tracks
You had a suntan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
And a heart don't forget something like that

Like an old photograph
Time can make a feeling fade
But the memory of a first love
Never fades away

I had a barbecue stain on my white tee shirt
She was killing me in that miniskirt
Skippin? rocks on the river by the railroad tracks
She had a sun tan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
A heart don't forget, no a heart dont forget
I said a heart don't forget something like that
Oh, not something like that

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter eggs for Easter day

We all know that Easter day for Christians is the time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. However, many wondered what eggs means on this special day. Well, growing up a Christian, I have been told that these Easter eggs are special eggs. Usually these eggs are painted in deferent cheerful colours and will be given to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, these eggs are symbols of rebirth or a new beginning. Anyway children loves these eggs specially the chocolates ones and giving them Easter eggs on this special day would surely brighten up their day.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Advantages of window boxes

It’s the start of springtime and if you wanted to make your house stand out from the rest, then you should consider getting some window flower boxes for your home. As far as I know these window boxes have loads of advantages when installed as it could:
• Add beauty
• Add character
• Make your house or apartment stands out from the rest.
• And it could add value to your house. (If you plan to sell your house)

I have been thinking of getting one of these window boxes planters and I think now is the right time to have it as spring time has just started. I was actually inspired by my sister in Florida, she has showed me a picture of her house and I could not believe how lovely it has turned out by just decorating it with window flower boxes and flowers on it. She told me ever since she got these lovely window flower boxes, people have been stopping by just to have a second look at her house. Her house is not massive nor the most expensive house in their street but she said now it is definitely a head turner!

By the way, if you want to check it out, this is where she got her window flower boxes. I have checked the website and so far liked what I have seen. I think it is also worth it for you to check it out too as they have an ongoing massive sale discount and they offer free delivery charge on all items to USA today. What can I say, shipping itself would save a lot of money plus you get a discount on every purchase, this is definitely a great bargain!

Good Friday celebration

Each year we Christians celebrate Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday. I am not a very religious person but I came from a catholic family and I always remember how my family celebrate this day. Usually my family way back in Philippines would fast, meaning they eat smaller than the regular meal and it is usually porridge. At 3 o’clock in the afternoon, which we Christians believe the hour that Jesus died in the cross, my whole family usually gather for a rosary prayer. I can still remember that I used to go out and watch a procession outside our house during this time, and it brings back good memories. Anyway, like most of the countries, here in the UK they also celebrate Good Friday and they have this traditional pastry called hot cross buns. It is a pastry that has a cross sign on the top that symbolizes and reminds Christians of the cross that Jesus was killed on. Here it is tradition that they serve these tasty buns at breakfast time and they eat fish instead of meat during this holy day. Anyway, it does not matter how you and me celebrate Good Friday in different ways because as a Christian we all do celebrate it for one reason, and that is to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.