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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Here Are 50 Simple Pleasures In Life For a High School Student

A fellow friend blogger had this post and I thought.. cool true and decided to republish it in my blog for the fun of it. Credit goes to Albert

Here are fifty things you know you find enjoyable, you just may or may not admit to them.  These are the things students don't pay enough attention to. :)

  1. Watching others fall.
  2. Watching others fail.
  3. Seeing others do worse than you on tests.
  4. Hoping others do worse than you on tests.
  5. Hearing unfortunate events, laughing at them thinking they are jokes, then finding out that they are not.
  6. Defecation.
  7. Eating.
  8. Getting high (presumably...).
  9. Jaywalking.
  10. Having friends.
  11. Seeing someone without friends.
  12. Laughing.
  13. Laughing at someone.
  14. Urination.
  15. Urination after a prolonged urge to hold it in.
  16. Getting an A if you're Asian.
  17. Getting a B if you're not.
  18. Getting a C if you're...[insert ethnicity you believe to stereotypically get this grade].
  19. Being liked by a teacher.
  20. Being the teacher's pet
  21. Sleeping for more than 3 hours if you're studious.
  22. Sleeping for more than 3 hours if you partied the night before.
  23. No homework.
  24. No tests the next day.
  25. The last day of school.
  26. Taking ten minutes to "get a drink of water."
  27. Passing notes to people.
  28. Seeing the teacher give the wrong notes.
  29. Watching a teacher have a breakdown because he/she did not prepare the lecture well enough.
  30. Watching a student question a teacher's notes.
  31. Watching the teacher have no response.
  32. In-class video!!
  33. With no worksheet!!!
  34. Substitute who tries to give a lecture on something never seen before.
  35. Learning more from said sub than the actual teacher.
  36. Watching student get mocked by teacher.
  37. Field trip!!
  38. Senior skip day!!
  39. Getting late to class but acting like you weren't.
  40. Blurting out answers.
  41. Doing easy math in Calculus class.
  42. Outsmarting the Psych teacher.
  43. Getting better lab results than your Chem teacher
  44. Spinning pens in English.
  45. Trying to spin pens in English.
  46. Throwing racial slurs at people of your own race in front of people of another race.  Their faces are priceless.
  47. Handing in a rough draft and getting a better score than someone who worked their butt off.
  48. Discussing Harry Potter or Twilight in English.
  49. Swearing because you feel more powerful.
  50. Being a rectum.
Now.. How many of you still have this after graduating from high school? hehehe
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Blogging will commence soon =^_^=

Blogging will commence back asap. I have been very busy with work (Stock book and registration season). I have been reading bunch of good books as well in between. In the mean while.. I’ll leave you with this video

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Friday, April 22, 2011

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Review: Confetti Cakes for Kids


Confetti Cakes for KidsConfetti Cakes for Kids by Elisa Strauss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I've picked up this book for fun and the book cover was quite cute and enticing. Mind you, my excuse was that I wanted to get it for my mum but this ended up as one of the family favorite book to grab. Let's see... how can I play this review about. It's filled with exploding colors of cake decorations and ideas, most of it is surprising easy enough (with practice) to do with kids and as a beginner book.

The things included in this book are pictorial instructions and the equipments for use. The step by step are truly easy for any beginner in any age at all.

It's purely simple:
- if you like cakes
- if you like fondue
- if you like making fondue cakes and has a curiosities wanting to make them.
- If you have no idea how to make fondue cakes and wants to play around with the skill

This would be the book for you.





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Friday, April 15, 2011

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Oh Wow!!! New Pizza Hut menu!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Review: 151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time


151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time by Robert E. Dittmer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Unless you're very organized to the T I suggest everybody get one of this. I was reading through this for personal use because I feel like i have 10s of things to do in one time and I needed tips. This book actually offered tips, tricks and suggestions on how to manage your busy life. Personally, I like to put this on my Reference shelf so I can just pull and look through anytime I like.



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Review: "101+ Complaint Letters That Get Results, 2E: Resolve Common Disputes Quickly and Easily"


"101+ Complaint Letters That Get Results, 2E: Resolve Common Disputes Quickly and Easily" (101+ Complaint Letters That Get Results)"101+ Complaint Letters That Get Results, 2E: Resolve Common Disputes Quickly and Easily" by Janet Rubel




I found this laying around and I've decided to that a whipped through the pages. Turn out it is a very good book, if you wish to have an example format letter you need to pass about. This would be a handy book to have around.



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Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Truth


The Berenstain Bears and the TruthThe Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


read for Dewey's 24 hr readathon. Review later



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends


The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Read for Dewey's 24 hours readathon. Review kater



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party


The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party (First Time Books)The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Read for Dewey's 24 hours. Will review later



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter


The Berenstain Bears and the SitterThe Berenstain Bears and the Sitter by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey


The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey (First Time Books)The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room


The Berenstain Bears and the Messy RoomThe Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Review: The Berenstain Bears in Maniac Mansion


The Berenstain Bears in Maniac Mansion (Berenstain Bears Big Chaper Books)The Berenstain Bears in Maniac Mansion by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd


The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest

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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare


The Berenstain Bears and the Double DareThe Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Dewey's 24 hours readathon book =D Review later



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit


The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan Berenstain




Another Dewey's 24 hr readathon done. Reviewing later



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream


The Berenstain Bears and the Bad DreamThe Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A book for Dewey's 24 hours Readathon. Reviewing it more later



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Review: The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job


The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Dewey's 24hr readathon book. will review later



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Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadaThon: 1st Hour!

Good evening all! It’s 8:35pm and I am 35 mins late into the Read-A-Thon due to work related stuff, but I’m here! And from what I see, we’re starting the kick off with with a survey!

1. Where are you reading from today? Brunei, In the South East Asia

2. Three random facts about me…
     a) A High School librarian, specialized  in YA and Children genre.
    b) I read with my iPhone, Sony 505 and laptop besides reading Hardback or paperback.
     c) Beansprouts is so.. not my thing. >.<

3. How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Just one but I’ll see if I can have more.

4. Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Hope to read more than 1 book is my main goal! and I got to finish that book as well!

5. If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? Remember to take a drink, eat and put down your book once a while and walk around. Ohh.. bathroom is essential.

Stats:
Starting Time 8.35 pm
1st book: Dracula

My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker; Syrie James
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Friday, April 8, 2011

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Book Review: The Last Straw; By Jeff Kinney

Another great sequel to the wonderful series. Loving it. It’s pretty much going strong here. I can’t help feeling this is one of those new age books for reluctant readers…. with hidden moral agenda in it *snickers* I just love books that would sink good moral issues silently.

To me, Greg is a typical student, with typical aspiration, with typical need to get himself some attention. Nevertheless, what grabs you into loving this book is how most of us could relate to him, young or adult. This was another one hour or so read, if you life a quickie, this series would be a giggle tickle for your need. A wonderful page turner and yes it’s another favorite material.

First Sentence.
New Year's Day You know how you're supposed to come up with a list of "resolutions" at the beginning of the year to try to make yourself a better person?

Quote. I didn't really know what to expect from detention but when I walked into the room, the first thought I had was, I don't belong in here with these future criminals.

1 The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)
By Jeff Kinney
Let's face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father.
You see, Frank Heffley actually think he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other 'manly' endeavors.
Of course, Greg is easily able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up ... or get shipped out.


finished reading : 08th April 2011
rate } ♠♠♠♠
genre } fiction | children | realistic | humor | graphic novels | juvenile 
release day }  April 2009
publisher } Amulet Books 
format } paperback
isbn } 9780810988217
pages } 224 pages
source } bought
age group } 12+
interests } reluctant readers | middle graders | 9 yo+  
awards } New York Times Bestseller (2009)
Get Your Copy }
Amazon.com

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Review: The Big Split


The Big Split (Go Girl!)The Big Split by Rowan Mccauley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I was actually reading this on while I was cataloging it at work. I was looking and reading through it just to know if it's suitable or what's it's about so I know, who I can refer this to and who would be interested if they like to read it. Not to mentioned I was checking out the reading level.



Anyhoo, It was about a kid, whose parents got a divorce that was unexpected and she had noone but her older sister to confide into. Her older sister is as confuse and hurt as it goes too.



It is a quick read (finished it under an hour). It is suitable for kids who are going through through a "divorced situations" and have a "connection" to how they feel with something, someone.



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Review: Demonglass


Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I hate this book! I hate this book! I hate this book! Why because it just ended and what the heck?!! Cliffhanger???!! Oh man!! Are you kidding me?! When is the next book? Oh man gahh!! Noo! Ahhh!! Now I'm frustrated!!



Ok a better review later. I just need to let that out first. YES!!! GAH!! Ouch cliffhanger is sooo bad!!! oh the stab... the stab in my chest for that cliffhanger... *Sobs*



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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

It’s not me to actually pass the opportunity to join a Read-a-thon, but here I go again… the annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon is right at the corner and it’s on 9th April 2011! As for late there are around 340 bloggers who are joining the read-a-thon and all bloggers are welcome enough to join the event.

What exactly it is? a 24 hours of reading craziness. I admit I haven’t really stayed up a full 24 hrs for this event ever, but it is a good excuse (I having an excuse to Drop Everything And Read once a while.) but yes I love joining up this event when it comes around. Maybe this time I would read more than I did last year?

My friends, fellow bloggers and others, including me, usually use this opportunity to donate to a charity foundation or wherever else you like to donate. Either way it’s a wonderful event and I hope I can actually sit down and play with this =^_^=

Since I live in Brunei: The start time would be at 9pm

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Video of 'tsunami dog' rescued in Japan after 3 weeks at sea


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Friday, April 1, 2011

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A couple of good Reference Books.

Window 7 Administration Instant Reference Microsoft Windows 7 Administration Instant Reference
By; William Panek

genre } computer | operating system | window os | reference
rating } all ages
date released } october 19, 2010
edition } sybex (624 Pages)
ISBN } 0470650478 | 978-0470650479
acquisition } borrowed
purchase @ } Book Depository | Amazon.com

Product Description

An on-the-spot reference for Windows 7 administrators

Hundreds of thousands of IT administrators, network administrators, and IT support technicians work daily with Windows 7. This well-organized, portable reference covers every facet of Windows 7, providing no-nonsense instruction that is readily accessible when you need it. Designed for busy administrators, it features thumb tabs and chapter outlines to make answers easy to find. <ul> <li>Windows 7 administrative and support personnel need quick answers to situations they confront each day; this Instant Reference is designed to provide information, solutions, and best practices on the spot <li>Designed for quick navigation, with thumb tabs, chapter outlines, tables, lists, and concise answers in a conveniently sized, portable volume <li>Covers disk configuration, desktop management, remote assistance, security, and much more, with step-by-step instruction.

Microsoft Windows 7 Administration Instant Reference is the perfect partner to more comprehensive guidebooks, helping you to easily find answers and solve problems onsite.



Quick Review:
Pretty handy book for reference. I be looking through this book for tips and tricks regarding the OS system.

Talk Less, Say More Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen
by; Connie Dieken

genre } business & investing | skills | communications
rating } All Ages
date released } september 28, 2009
edition } wiley (176 Pages)
ISBN } 0470500867 | 978-0470500866
acquisition } borrowed
purchase @ } Book Depository | Amazon.com

Product Description

Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st century communication skills to help you be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation.

It's the first book to deliver a proven method to master the core leadership skill of influence. Talk Less, Say More lays out a powerful 3-step method called Connect, Convey, Convince (R) and guides you in how to use these habits to be more influential. This succinct book solves your modern communication issues in today's demanding, distracted world at a time when interaction skills are plummeting.

Communication is the single greatest challenge in business today. It takes just 3 habits to conquer it. Talk Less, Say More will help you achieve more with less. Less wordiness. Less tune-out. Less frustration. You'll gain more time. More positive outcomes. More rewarding relationships.

Quick Review
A handy book to use for anybody.

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