For Wine Lovers

Giving gifts can be a difficult task. Even when you know what someone’s passion is it can challenging to find something unique and thoughtful. If you know a wine lover, or are one yourself, here are a few great gifts to consider. The Nuance Wine Finer is a truly innovative product. It is a stopper, aerator, filter, a non-spill pourer and also quite elegant looking. You might want to buy more than one because all of your wine-loving friends will want one. It’s $42.95 at wineenthusiast.com.

Chances are that any wine drinker has lots of corks hanging around. Give corks a new, productive life with a corkboard kit. The kit comes with a frame, glue, mounting board and instructions. You can buy a message center kit, corkboard kit, or a trivet kit. They arrive gift boxed also. The large wine corkboard kit is $34.95 at wineenthusiast.com.

Summer is almost here and that means trying to keep wine chilled outdoors. Try this super Double Walled Iceless Wine Bottle Chiller. It keeps pre-chilled wine cold for up to 3 hours. It’s a classic look made from acrylic with a stainless steel band around the top. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon on your patio or at the pool. It’s only $19.95 at wineenthusiast.com

Another great warm weather gift for the wine lover is the Steady Temp Chardonnay/Chablis Wine Tumblers. They are double walled hand-blown glass with a unique visual presentation. They will keep your wine cool and refreshing without leaving behind any condensation. A set of two are only $19.95 at wineenthusiast.com. They also are available in red-wine tumblers, champagne flutes, grappa glasses, and martini glasses.

Wineopoly anyone? A vineyard twist on Monopoly, this game would be an interesting diversion at any party or gathering. The tokens are a wine bottle, wine glass, cork, cheese, carafe, and grapes. The players buy wines, vineyards, and enjoy any and all activities associated with wine. It’s $24.99 at wine.com.

Inexpensive, easy to carry, and made out of sturdy neoprene, the Two Bottle BYO Tote is perfect for the summer season. It keeps wine bottles separate and chilled, and allows for easy transport. It’s only $12.99 at wine.com.

Elegant Bamboo Wine Plates have small notches cut out of the side in which to place your wine glass. Your guests never have to set down their glass. They come in sets of 4 and are available in green, red, brown or natural. They’re only $14.99 at worldmarket.com.

Wine lovers will enjoy these fun, creative gifts. Cheers!

Building Fast Links

One typical newbie mistake is to go for the full she bang one moment and lose focus entirely the next.

That is simply no good! In any given month, if you throw 100 incoming links at a site of yours in one week, and only 10 the week after, followed by maybe 4 in week #3 and 6 in week #4 – that's inconsistent. You'd get way more power out of your linking activities if you were to spread those 120 links more evenly across the entire month.

Of course it wouldn't do to be too mechanical about it, either. So rather than churn out 30 links a week (4x30 = 120) like a clockwork, do maybe 25 in week #1, perhaps 32 links in week #2, another 35 links in week #3 and the balance of 28 links' worth in week #4, varying the mode again the following month.

So decide for yourself what maintainable consistent link building rate you're most comfortable with and take it from there.

Happy and successful linking!


Art - Handmade Batik Paintings

Batik Javanese- Indonesian-Malay pronunciation: [ˈba.teʔ], but often, in English, is [ˈbætɪk] or [bəˈtiːk]) is an Indonesian word and refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. The word originates from Javanese word "amba", meaning ”to write” and the Javanese word for dot or point, "titik."

It is known to be more than a millennium old, probably originating in ancient Egypt or Sumeria. There is evidence that cloth decorated through some form of resist technique was in use in the early centuries AD.[citation needed] It is found in several countries later in West Africa such as Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali, or in Asia, such as India, Sri Lanka, Iran, and Thailand, and Malaysia, but the most popular are in Indonesia. The art of Batik reach its highest achievement in technique, intricate design, and refined aesthetic in Java, Indonesia. The island of Java itself is famous and has been well known for its exquisite batik for centuries, particularly in places such as Yogyakarta, Solo, Cirebon, and Pekalongan.

Batik has been both an art and a craft for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. Contemporary batik, while owing much to the past, is markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles. For example, the artist may use etching, discharge dyeing, stencils, different tools for waxing and dyeing, wax recipes with different resist values and work with silk, cotton, wool, leather, paper or even wood and ceramics. Batik is historically the most expressive and subtle of the resist methods. The ever widening range of techniques available offers the artist the opportunity to explore a unique process in a flexible and exciting way.

Procedure - Melted wax is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. It is common for people to use a mixture of bees wax and paraffin wax. The bee's wax will hold to the fabric and the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will not penetrate. Sometimes several colors are used, with a series of dyeing, drying and waxing steps.

Thin wax lines are made with a canting needle, a wooden handled tool with a tiny metal cup with a tiny spout, out of which the wax seeps. Other methods of applying the wax onto the fabric include pouring the liquid wax, painting the wax on with a brush, and applying the hot wax to precarved wooden or metal wire block and stamping the fabric.

After the last dyeing, the fabric is hung up to dry. Then it is dipped in a solvent to dissolve the wax, or ironed between paper towels or newspapers to absorb the wax and reveal the deep rich colors and the fine crinkle lines that give batik its character.

The invention of the copper block or cap developed by the Javanese in the 20th century revolutionised batik production. It became possible to make high quality designs and intricate patterns much faster than one could possibly do by hand-painting.

Indonesian batik used for clothing normally has an intricate pattern. The traditional ones carry natural colors while the contemporary ones have more variety of color. Some batik may be mystic-influenced, but very rarely used for clothing. Some may carry illustrations of animals and people. Malaysian batik used for clothing emphasizes the bright color arrangements more than the patterns.


Peach Blossom Luck (2)

There are two types of Peach Blossom Luck; one is Romance Star and another one is Marriage Star. People do not really know the difference between Romance and Marriage Luck in Feng Shui, they thought it is the same thing.

In fact there are very different. Romance luck means you are more into love relationship, but no marriage. While marriage luck means there are many who will solicit your hand in marriage sometimes occur without romance.

I have posted about Romance Luck some time ago, but in this post I will elaborate more on Marriage Luck which many people also call "Peach Blossom Luck".

In a man the presence of Marriage Star in the birth chart indicates someone sexually desirable who can be very seductive. He is usually a ladies man. While in woman, this star indicates someone sexually irresistible and will have no difficulty finding themselves a suitable husband. In both genders the presence of this star always suggest someone who is socially popular and attractive.

The key here is your Day Element. Find out what is your day element from THIS CHART, to determine which animal represents your Marriage Star.

Self-Element - Peach Blossom Star
Yang Wood - Tiger
Yin Wood - Rabbit
Yang Fire - Snake
Yin Fire - Horse
Yang Earth - Dragon
Yin Earth - Horse
Yang Metal - Monkey
Yin Metal - Rooster
Yang Water - Pig
Yin Water - Rat

Don't worry if you find out you have no such animal in your birth chart, you can wait for it to appear in your Luck Pillar (Decade Cycle). Or you can wait for the year represents your marriage star to come. Your chances will be higher if you meet more people and socialize around because someone will appear in your life and propose to you. And for a man who wants to settle down with a woman he desires during his marriage star year, she will accept his proposal and agree to marry him, although without any romance.

For ladies who have no such star in birth chart, do not reject any proposal for marriage if it comes during the year represents your star, because if you do, you need to wait another 12 years for another proposal to come. And if you are a picky type, sorry to say, you will end up as a spinster.

And for those whose husbands have this star, you will get a lot of heartache because they just like women, although not romantically involved. They love giving attention and love getting attention from other women other than their wives. Not necessarily they will marry those women, it is just their character. You just need to tolerate with it, which is not easy...I know. But, never mind, just fight for it if you want to win him back, you just have no choice.

And for those who have this star in the birth chart, the person enjoys good social status. He/She is also attractive, sexy, seductive and exhibits strong seҖsual desires.

Paris Hilton Stops Traffic With New Clothing Line

From Her Closet to Yours: Paris Hilton Stops Traffic With New Clothing Line


Celebrities News

Brad Pitt And Angeline Jolie break-up?...Are they really? Aren't they suppose to tie the knot?

Victoria Beckham said she doesn't want to be seen with Paris Hilton, it will damage her reputation....it's a real slap for Paris....but who cares, Paris made US16 Millions from all her dirty works last year.

Britney Spears is almost bankrupt? No one wants to produce new album for her, so she sold a picture of her child for Millions of Dollars.....a very easy way to get money huh?

Halle Berry said whoever won the Oscar will get its curse....just like her....she can hardly get any good offer for movies...cause she is tooooo expensive.

Madonna has jeopardized a good relationship between two countries from the issue of her adopted child....Why don't she just stop adopting children? Life will be more easier for the world.


Ukay Perdana - Apartment For Sale

Ukay Perdana is a new development area in Ampang. Located next to Bukit Antarabangsa and near MRR2 Highway. It is a good place for family environment and there are mostly Malay community staying in all apartment areas. All the units already have Strata Title which is eligible to apply for Government Loan. Please contact 019-019-3063180 for viewing.

Semi Detached Bungalow, 5400sf, 5r/3b, renovated, Nice No - RM860,000



Amazing Art From The Globe

I couldn't figure out whether they are both female or one is male or another is female. Anyway, the painting is really magnificent.

The color technique is beautiful but I do not get the message the artist was trying to convey.

This is creepy, two female serpents admiring the silver cup that is full of blood.

These are six red dancers who are putting themselves beyond the limit.

This is a natural creation of God, we should admire His Super Power and Greatness to make this world a beautiful place to live.

Imagine if we can look inside our own body and see the movement of every organ that makes us alive.


Art & Photography From Around The World

....................The Humanoid

.....................The Origin Of Human And The End Of Human

.....................Cheers Everyone!

........................My Prosperous Ancestor

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Money Making Tips For Adsense

These are the making money tips for adsense.

1. Create one page full of links to adsense and update that page daily about 200-500 words.

2. Create a connection with your users. Insert a brief description about yourself and how much money you have made from Adsense.

3. Write articles about niche product with high paying adsense keywords so every click will give you more money.

4. Sell niche product and target on niche market which is relevant and suits with your audience.

5. Give goodies to those who buy products.

6. Create a very rich content with right keywords so users will come back for more information and you can get back links from them.


Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley Older But Sexy!

Elizabeth Hurley Perfect Figure!

Elizabeth Has A Rare Beauty!


Make Money From Real Estate

One of the great ways to achieve financial freedom is investing in real estate. In order to achieve your financial freedom in this area you need to understand the fundamentals of real estate investing. Maybe the most important aspect of real estate investment is the notion of time. An experienced investor knows that in the real estate game, there is no such thing called "fast money." Everything about real estate comes with time.

Time is money for most of the richest people in this world. Investing in real estate is the same as investing in business as it takes a lot of work and time on your part. In order for you to be become successful you need to have a big vision. You should have a specific about things that you want in life, for you or for your family. And you must act on this vision by motivating yourself.

But, How?

Ask yourself a question, what do you want Real Estate to do for you?

Your dream to make a million dollars won't get you going. Your desire should be in the form of materials possession such as new cars, vacations, improved health, improved housing, and upgrading your lifestyle. These are actually the things which can motivate an individual to succeed.

And you must stay away from all negative people who can kill your vision during your planning. You need to stand on your own decision and be firm about it. Once your vision is established, you'll need a game plan to help you reach it effectively.

Once you realize that unlike the stock market, investing in real estate is for the long haul, you can begin to develop your plan of action. Here is a list of the important things that you should consider:

1.Get a good support team
Legal Adviser specialized in real estate
Insurance Agent on MRTA
Mortgage Broker
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

2. Be persistent
Very few deals are made on the first attempt. Most deals are actually booked by persistent individuals who follow up with a fifth and sixth attempt. If the deal is too good to pass up, have a follow-up system (schedule follow-ups and keep a running history of conversations). Eventually, you'll come to an agreement and close the deal.

3. Stay informed
You can lose a lot of money thanks to an investment mistake. Ignorance can cost you more than what it would cost to stay informed on new developments within the real-estate market. Consider attending seminars every year. You can usually learn something that either increases your income or prevents you from landing in trouble.

4. Treat this as a business

Real-estate investing is a business like any other. It takes a long time to develop customers, associates, partners, and so on. You need to be disciplined and professional, and with much effort, and of course some time. it will flourish into a profitable business.


Fine Art

.....................................Modern Art Of Color Technics

.........................A Marvelous Mermaid On Man Made Mosaic

...................A Sleeping Beauty Waiting For Her First Kiss

.....................A NaҜed Woman In Her Cold Darkness World

...................A Confused Lady At The Edge

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Creative Photos

Is Online Dating Works?

Do you really think it works? I have not heard many successful stories with this method. I'm talking about marriage or a long term partner here. I have joined many free dating sites, but it was all for fun. Do you really think that all information about those persons are genuine? I know that mine is not 100% true.

For those who are really serious about finding their soul mates, maybe it is a good place to start. You just need to pray that one of them will be your potential mate. You need to see the real person before you can really have the personal touch. So at the beginning, maybe you are so eager to meet the person, but after three meetings with three different persons, but still no one has the criteria that you want, or there is no spark between you and that person, you will no longer feel the fire to continue. But as long as the desire to search is there, it will help you to think more positively that every time you meet the person, he or she will be the one.

I have met three persons through Online Dating Sites and they seems to be genuine but unfortunately there was no spark. They can only be friends rather than be my mate. It was really a good experience for me and I guess it was for them as well. At last I found my mate at the office during one of the business meeting appointments. It was a God's will.

And for those who are just looking for §ex with no commitment, finding a mate will be much easier. Many men and women have such criteria, no string attach, no broken hearts, no pain and only freedom is their main concern. As §exual desire is a natural need for human, no one can stand without it for a longer period of time. You need to find a real person to enjoy the feeling, not a vibrator or a toy. But beware of AIDS, because you need some kind of protection if you are involved in multiple §ex activity.

I guess if §ex is your only concern, find a partner who are willing to be with you longer rather than just one night stand. At least go sharing time together in a trip, go for social gathering and watching movies together or just talk to each other. This type of matching will only work if both parties have the same ideas about their own freedom.

This year 2007 according to Chinese Calendar is a Pig Year which has water element. It maybe a good year to find your soul mate!

Traffic Exchanges Don't Work?

There was a fuss about a month after joining a traffic exchange, a very big percentage of users come out with the phrase "Traffic Exchanges Don't Work".

According to people like Steve Ayling, it is not the exchanges fault and it’s not even the fault of the member. Most people are turned on to traffic exchanges by an up line member or the administration of some site or program that is going around the internet. When they are introduced to them though, people are told all you have to do is put your affiliate link in and start clicking and you will be rich in a matter of days.

This is a big mistake, actually it is more than that, it is a tragedy. It’s a tragedy, because that person is not going to get the results from traffic exchanges that were promised and will soon move on from them.

They will say traffic exchanges don’t work, that they make huge promises that they can’t keep, when in reality it was an outside program that made those promises. There is hope though, if you avoid making the above mistake you could join the thousands that answer Yes when ever they are asked if TE’s work.

There is a growing group of people that use traffic exchanges exclusively to build their business including William Brant. He also tired of others saying that the exchanges don’t work. He has broken down the most common mistakes that people make, mistakes that are keeping them from being successful, and written a report on how to identify and avoid them. Well, it's because he is selling the e-book for that part.

What are those mistakes, then? If the program has laid out all the techniques but still it does not work, well off course, it's not our mistake. Or maybe we are not so clever, we wrongly followed the steps required.

For me, the exchange will work but it will take longer time, unless you are a computer gick using all Black Hat SEO Techniques, then it will work successfully for your site.


I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

~Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear