Author: Kayla

    How to Focus your Thoughts to Affect your Life

    Questions help us focus our thoughts. The prerequisite of any thought is a question which is formulating in the mind, whether you are conscious of it or not. If questions are the mother of thoughts and if we’re to believe in the paradigm that our thoughts are ultimately what affects the way our very lives will turn out, for good or ill, then we should start on our questions, shouldn’t we?

    Let us take conscious control of the questions we’re constantly asking ourselves from now on. To do so, let us go back to one of the most primitive techniques. To learn anything more effectively, it is best to ask ourselves some questions pertaining to the subject matter at hand. This is called the Socratic method. What are some of the questions we can ask ourselves about how to balance between going with the flow and going according to the plan?

    Here are a few samples:

    1. How can my actions today possibly be inspired by some inner reckoning of a higher order or cosmic plan?
    2. Which of my actions or decisions today went against the plan that I’ve set for my- self? Why? Does it turn out better that way or could it have been better if I had stuck to my original plan?
    3. In spite of my being able to successfully go with the flow and actually getting some positive results from that, will I still be able to achieve the same level of performance if I were to start drafting out a specific, precise and definite plan?
    4. How can I balance between “letting go and letting God” and taking concrete, pragmatic, measurable steps towards my goal?
    5. What are the critical success factors, or the standards with which I must measure my performance, in order for me to have a certain measure of control over the outcomes of my actions and decisions?
    6. Which are the 20% of my actions or decisions that will affect 80% of my results and outcomes?
    7. How will I know if a certain gut feeling I have or an intuitive calling inside to act or choose a certain path is right and will bring about the best results for me?
    8. What is the pattern here? What characteristics of my intuitive gut feelings in the past has a track record of reckoning it as authentic and right?
    9. How will it turn out if I had done some- thing today in another way, instead of the way I had done it today?
    10. How do I know if the plan which I have drafted out is aligned with what I deem to be the higher cosmic intelligence working in my life?

    Create some more questions of your own. Write them down in your journal and try to answer them through unrestrained, impulsive writing. Whatever comes up in your mind, just write it down. Do this session of questioning self- examination every day before you retire, for better success.

    Categories: Personal Development

    Best Home Decor Stores in Singapore

    Today, we are spending most of our time at home. During the first few months of quarantine, many people are uploading their home make-over photos because of the time they are spending at home. There is probably a great boost of sales for interior decors because of all these redecorating done by people. Also, people want to have a good home office set-up since many are now working from home. Singapore has multiple home décor stores that you can choose if you are planning to remodel your house.

    Mrphy
    If you are looking for a more contemporary pieces, you might want to check out Mrphy. They have a wide array of home décor and contemporary furnishing and home accessories in Singapore. The store provides some of the best home decor items that suits your home’s design along with your character.

    Bungalow 55
    Bungalow 55 is both a design service or made to order store. Founded in 2012, Nina Beale sourced each piece in the store to reflect her style I the showroom. According to their website, they are a boutique business that is dedicated to understanding the client’s need and lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a classical piece or an assistance for your interior needs, you can check Bungalow 55.

    Scanteak
    Lovers of wood décor and interiors would love this store. They believe in the importance of bringing families together. Their furniture designs are inspired with the thought of having a better experience of family at home. They are also trying their best to be sustainable and they are maximizing the use of every wooden piece that they get. They are making sure that no materials are wasted and thrown.

    Singapore Trading Post
    Singapore Trading Post are for vintage lovers out there. If you want to redecorate your room and make it into some vintage hub, then you can check out the pieces in Singapore Trading Post. Their furniture is sourced from old trading posts – India, China and Indonesia. Classic and vintage pieces can be found in the store as well. They are constantly searching for a fresh gift idea to add to their selection.

    Journey East
    Established in 1995, Journey East has continuously supply Singapore with vintage and retro collectibles. However, over the years, they have evolve and they are including eco-friendly teak wood furniture and industrial-styled furnishings. They also have modern designer furniture pieces and home accessories.

    Although not included in this list, but of course Ikea has a store in Singapore. Who doesn’t love Ikea? They have been providing us either a modular or contemporary piece of furniture. You can choose a store that will go along your sense of style. This stores can be a little overwhelming because everything is so beautiful and looks great. Always stick to your design plan. Stick to your budget as well.

    Categories: Home

    Cosmetic Surgery in Korea – An In Demand Beauty Procedure

    Gone are the days when flying to Korea to get cosmetic surgery is an impossible dream. Dubbed as the world’s plastic surgery capital, South Korea has long been making buzzing headlines for boasting the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita. The country sees around 20 procedures for every 1,000 people closely followed by the US at 13 procedures for every 1,000 people. These numbers are not really a surprise. South Korea has many plastic surgeons that have the expertise and knowledge to promise great results that look natural. This is the reason why over 300,000 foreigners visit South Korea annually for this specific purpose.

    Cost of Korean Plastic Surgery 
    The cost of cosmetic surgery in Korea varies depending on the procedures and the specific clinic. Generally speaking, this is more budget-friendly compared to their counterparts in other countries. A smaller scale surger, such as a double eyelid surgery, can cost you around 1 million KRW up to 2.520 million KRW. Comparatively speaking, the same procedure in the US can cost you $3,200. This is before you factor in other considerations such as the surgeon’s fee and anesthesia.

    Clinics also provide competitive pricing even for more complex surgeries. For instance, a nasal augmentation surgery, or also called nose job, can range from 3.2 million KRW to 4.3 million KRW. The facial contouring surgery to achieve a V-shaped face is price d at 9.6 million KRW to 14.4 million KRW. Facial contouring tends to be a harder surgical procedure that requires recovery time. The cost can go as high as 24 million KRW to 62 million KRW.

    To give the patients the best value, most clinics also provide complete surgery package. This lets you get your lips, nose, and eyes done all at the same time. Such packages often come at cheaper prices and they also have more added value, thanks to the promise of more harmonized results. Surgeons can also alter every feature simultaneously to ensure that it fits the face of the patient best. Patients may also be subjected to more expenses in case revision surgeries are required. This is the very reason why it is essential to choose a trustworthy cosmetic surgery clinic and surgeon who can get things right the first time.

    The Cosmetic Surgery Process
    Foreigners often consult with surgeons first to know more about the procedures and the associated costs before they decide on the date of the surgery. You will have to stay in the country for approximately one week if you will only undergo a smaller scale surgery. If it is more complicated, you might need to stay in South Korea for as long as two months.

    Of course, flying to a foreign country to get your first ever cosmetic surgery can be confusing and intimidating at the same time. The internet is filled with stories of botch cosmetic surgery jobs, not to mention the expected language barrier with the staff of clinic. In such cases, it is best to get the help of someone who can serve as your guide throughout the process, from beginning to end.

    Categories: Health

    Run Away from an SEO Company in Singapore Once You Notice These Red Flags

    A decade ago, you will surely be met with blank and confused states if you dared to ask a business owner if they are doing SEO or search engine optimization. These days, however, SEO marketing has quickly grown from a small niche area into a mature and massive industry. Small and big companies alike have come to realize its importance and are now scrambling to ride the SEO tide.

    With the large number of agencies that offer SEO services, today’s businesses got plenty of choices during their search for the right SEO agency suitable for their needs. Unfortunately, there is one small problem here. Considering all the different agencies that fight for your business, how will you separate the good ones from those that are not so good? This article will give you some ideas on what you should look for during your search for the right seo company in singapore.

    The following are some of the biggest red flags you must watch out for during your evaluation of all available SEO options for you:

    Promises of Fast and Quick Results
    SEO is not a sprint. Instead, it is more like a lengthy marathon. This means that any agency that promises you quick results is most probably taking some shortcuts. These could end up putting your business at risk in the long run. When an agency tells you that they can give you quick results, try to ask about the specific methods they use to achieve it then decide whether they align with the values and goals of your business.

    Missed Communications
    Communication is always the key to any kind of relationship and this is also applicable to the relationship you have with your chosen ecommerce SEO agency. Make sure that you look for agency that answers your questions right away and listens and pays attention to your own goals and ideas. One big red flag is if the agency has a long response time for the initial consultation.

    Poor and Low Quality Pitches
    It doesn’t matter if it is a formal presentation or just a casual meeting over coffee because a pitch says a lot about a particular business. Can the agency adequately address your concerns or questions? Do they offer you an actual framework for achieving your end goal? A pitch is also an indication of the agency’s working standard and serves as the reflection of the quality they can offer.

    Now more ever, SEO is something that you can and should never take for granted. And as the industry evolves and changes, so does SEO. Instead of letting your SEO efforts suffer, you might want to hire the best SEO agency to help you out. However, it still all boils down to trusting your instinct. More than anyone else, you are the only one who knows your business inside out, which means that you are also the only person who can tell who is a perfect fit for you. So, aside from keeping the above criteria in mind, you might also want to trust your gut before you make your final decision.

    Categories: General

    How to Know if you have Fully Optimised your Time?

    By now, if you have been adhering closely to a timetable, prioritising your task, and avoiding procrastination like the plague, you should be more equipped with being able to optimise your time and performing your tasks effectively. However, how can you be more completely sure that you have efficiently optimised your time for the day?

    Introducing an interesting method called “The Reverse Flow Technique”. Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds. It simply involves doing the following:

    1. List down the things you have done for the day.
    2. Join the list in the chronological order that you have performed them.
    3. Example: Bath, Breakfast, Work on Internet business, Lunch, Check email, Read newspaper, Work some more on Internet Business,  Dinner, Watch tv, Sleep

    Now reverse the order, starting from the last to the first task. Count the time taken for each task you performed. Accumulate the time taken. If the accumulated time is close to or very close to twenty four hours, then it means that you have efficiently optimised your time for the day. Congratulations! If not, work towards allocating appropriate and sufficient time the next time you do your tasks. Then repeat the reverse flow technique again and see if you have fully optimised the time for the day.

    This is a simple yet effective way to check for time optimisation. But don’t worry if your accumulated time is less than 24 hours. This simply means that you may have to make a few adjustments to your goals, plans and your timetable to better manage your time.

    Categories: Personal Development

    Unique Funny Gifts for Men Guaranteed to Bring a Good Laugh

    It might be a bit complicated to find funny gifts for men because you need to consider the workings of the male mind and the things that most guys actually consider funny. The short list of gifts below is expected to appeal to any guy with a good sense of humor who doesn’t take himself and life too seriously. You can choose any of these gifts to bring a good laugh and give a guy a gift that he will remember or even treasure for the many years to come.

    1. 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls!
    From the title itself, there is no need to say anything more about this funny gift for men. If you didn’t get a good laugh from reading the title, there might be something off with your sense of humor.

    2. Aussie Fever Space Boomerang
    The Aussie Fever Space Boomerang is a real boomerang that will actually come back to you once thrown, that is, if you threw it right. Don’t worry because this is also unique with its outer space cover. Amazing, isn’t it?

    3. Awesome Coffee Mug
    This is a hilarious and handy four-step guide to all the things that a man should do every morning.

    4. Burritos Blanket
    If the guy isn’t into burritos, you can also choose from pizza or waffle for your choice of a gigantic cozy meal. This is a hilarious gift to receive, especially if the person least expects it.

    5. Custom Pet Portrait
    How about giving the guy a large portrait of his pet dog as an astronaut? These custom pet portraits will surely look and feel right at home for all living rooms or bedrooms.

    6. Dumbbell Beer Glass
    If the guy is into beer and working out, while not give him a dumbbell bear glass, then?

    7. Face Boxer Shorts
    When it comes to funny gifts for men, novelty custom underwear such as face boxer shorts will never go out of style.

    8. Funny Cat Shirt
    There is no denying that cats are just downright funny. Now is the time for you to use their funny powers by gifting shirts with cats.

    9. Humor Puzzle Greeting Cards
    It is not often that you can come across birthday cards in Braille and this is what makes these gifts cool and unique and fun at the same time.

    10. Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine
    This is Reader’s Digest’s hilarious collection that is guaranteed to bring delight to any guy and give him lots of jokes he can share with his buddies.

    11. Mens Ask Me About My Ninja Disguise
    This T-shirt that comes with its own built-in joke is just an awesome and perfect gift for all cool guys.

    12. Poker Dogs 3D Poster
    This is a thoughtful and unique gift with the classic poker dogs.

    13. Rechargeable Toilet Bowl Night Light
    Grab the chance to make men pee in perfect style with this funny gift.

    And there you have, about thirteen really funny gifts for men. Which of these funny gifts for men would you like to give or even receive yourself?

    Categories: Gifts

    Life Transformation Thoughts and Tips

    What does everyone around you need the most right now? What is the one thing that you can offer to everyone that will solve a big problem for them and give much joy and satisfaction to them? What is the one thing that you could possibly need from everyone that would solve a big problem for you and give much joy and satisfaction to you? How can you give everyone else what you have to offer first, and then have them give you what you most need?
    Is it a fair exchange? Is the thing that you have to offering to them equal or close in value (more, preferably) to what they have to offer to you?

    Do you know why everyone around you thinks they way they do? Do you understand why everyone else is thinking their way? Do you even know, or understand what everyone else is thinking? How do you know what they are thinking? How do you know what they know? Why do you want to get everyone to think like you? Is it useful to get everyone to think the way you do? What would it achieve?

    What is the best possible solution to everyone’s problems that you can think of right now? What can everyone offer to create this solution together? What is everyone willing to offer? What can you offer? What are you willing to offer? How can you bring together all that they have to offer with what you have to offer, to create the best possible solution for everyone? How can you inspire everyone to give more than what they are willing to offer, by first offering more than what you are willing to give at first?

    How can you give more than what you usually give? How can you do better the things you usually do? What are the most important skills, abilities or knowledge that you have, which, when improved, even if slightly, could effect the most profound possible results for you and those you benefit? What are the key activities, rituals and manners of thinking that you can engage in every day, even if it be only for a few minutes, that if you put all your conscious attention and effort into, would tremendously compound the quality and the quantity of the results you elicit? Do them. Every day.

    We have come to – not the end – but the completion of the journey of life- transforming thoughts and tips. The conclusion of one thing leads to the beginning of another. Those not aware of this truth shall always be left behind. Therefore, take a note of what is beginning right now. What does this closure lead you to? As the door to a new phase opens up to you, so should you open your mind and open your steps and open your arms to embrace it and take it and claim it as yours.

    Categories: Personal Development

    List of Best Halal Restaurants In London

    Are you heading toward London soon? If yes, then congratulations, it’s a great country to visit. If you are a Muslim, maybe you are worried about the availability of halal food there. But do not worry, we are here to help in this situation.

    There are many Muslim restaurants where you can quickly get halal food and it’s available in almost every city of London. Here in this article, we will list down some of the best Muslim food entries and halal restaurants in London to help you during your trip. Trust us, you will enjoy their food more than some of your local diners.

    Chicks on Fire
    For Nandos lover, Chicks on Fire would be your first choice in London. They also provide excellent services for dine-in with families and friends. They have amazingly succulent grilled chicken with great varieties of special marinades like Caribbean jerk and Thai green curry. But make sure to order some other dips and their salads to accompany your meals.

    Claridge’s, Brook Street
    Afraid of a trip to London without English afternoon tea? Or tea without delicious pastries, sandwiches, and specialty tea without beautiful weather? Claridge provides you all that in a single place, along with an elegant sitting area. So it’s great if you want to have tea in the British environment. Although Claridge’s is a bit expensive, it’s worthwhile to spend every penny there. In addition, they serve halal meat all the time but to ease your doubt, confirm with them that there is no use of alcohol or gelatin.

    Dishoom, Covent Garden
    The name of this restaurant sounds like any crazy movie. Well, it’s quite similar to that. It is a restaurant which provides some of the best Indian food in London. Dishoom’s interior design is also identical to the Indian modern wrist. Its menu is similar to Indian Pakistani food like naan bread, curries, and many other similar dishes. The taste is delicious and will leave you drooling over time. And notwithstanding, Dishoom is a halal-certified restaurant as well.

    Kurobuta
    Kurobuta is one of the Japanese style restaurants which gain massive popularity in London due to their yummilicious food, served in small portions with drinks. Kurobuta is the best place to spend a great night with friends and family along with the best Japanese food. The best thing about Kurobuta is that you can preorder halal food before 24 hours of dining.

    Liman Restaurant
    You can see the unique combination of the Middle East and Turkey at a Liman restaurant. They start gaining popularity after gaining five star reviews from their customers, especially from TripAdvisors. Now you can say that they are at number one among London restaurants. The owner of Limon restaurant is a Kurdish couple who are experts in the kitchen. On top of that, LIman offers various vegetarian and fish dishes in London.

    Meat & Shack
    Meat & Shack has three outlets in the UK, and it is the best alternative in fulfilling the desire for burgers and steaks. Believe us, it’s not as expensive. Meat and shack is also a halal-certified restaurant. Their notable dish is the Cool Joe, which recently won the National Burger Award in 2017. Cool Joe is topped with BBQ beef, beef and lamb, smoked cheese, and chipotle mayo. It is definitely a mouthful of a burger.

    Categories: Travel

    How to Take your Grooming to the Next Level?

    Grooming is very important if you always want to look your best. Remember, the first impression matters a lot, so you really want to take good care of yourself at all times. That’s why we are here to assist with some great, helpful grooming tips that will help you get started in no time. At the end of the day, proper grooming can make a whole lot of difference when it comes to how people perceive you!

    Trim the ear and nose hair
    We usually neglect this type of grooming practice, but it’s actually very important to focus on it. Trimming everything properly can make a huge difference, and you will also feel a lot more comfortable. While there, make sure that you also clip your nails properly. They can end up piercing your skin and even damage your socks if you let them grow without control.

    Wear antiperspirant/deodorant
    This type of product protects you from armpit smells and body odours, and it’s also going to improve your grooming quite a lot. Both of these are great because they either help you protect against sweat or smells, which are disgusting and very problematic when you go near other people. This is especially important if you are wearing thick dresses or a kaftan abaya, which can make you sweat easily.

    Go for warm showers, not hot showers
    The reason you want to do that is because hot showers are bad for your body. They will strip your skin of many essential oils. It can also be very bad for your scalp. You can go with a warm shower, but make sure that the water isn’t too hot for the best results.

    Use a pumice stone
    You can use the pumice stone in order to eliminate dead skin from your calluses. This is a thick skin area and it ends up being quite gross if you don’t take care of it properly. With this stone, you can easily remove the dead skin from your feet. Add this routine to your shower and you will find it very refreshing.

    Trim the beard
    If you do have a beard, trim it often. Not only will it look better, but you will also feel better yourself. It’s not going to take a lot of time, and in the end, this is one of those things that you will enjoy and appreciate more than you imagine. If you do want to shave your beard, use high quality shaving cream and moisturizers. Never shave against the hair growth direction, as it will damage your skin.

    Conclusion
    You always need to take your time and establish the best grooming routine that you can. It’s going to help you a lot in the long run, and you will also find it refreshing. Yes, it may have its fair share of challenges, but with the right grooming routine you can look and feel better. Implement these ideas and adapt them to your own needs, then you will find it more exciting than ever to start grooming and improving your looks. It will be an amazing experience every time!

    Categories: General

    Different Types of Live Streaming

    In the last few years, live streaming has turned out to be quite popular especially in countries like Singapore. In fact, there are even live streaming Singapore companies that offer live streaming services for their clients. Live streaming is a method of interacting with people all over the internet with some purpose in mind. It is the purpose that defines and differentiates one type of live streaming from the other. Basically, the following are some types of live streaming that generally occur today.

    Celeb Streaming
    This is done by popular personalities who like to connect personally with members of the audience. Such kinds of streams generally happen to be featured or get into trending lists as these are visible for thousands of viewers and watchers out there. It is excellent for a popular personality to interact with his / her viewers. It is a win-win situation for everyone. Given the fact that such viewers arrive from an already established group of followers or watchers, there is no hard work in building them. What a popular person really does is click on “Go Live” and then share their life and reality with the members of the audience. This is being done quite successfully by many singers, actors and also politicians. Publicists can schedule or stage these in order to boost their popularity or numbers.

    Recreational Streaming
    This one is done by those who want to do streaming simply because the option is there. What they are trying to do is establish a connection with the audience. Live streaming is the best way for them to do so, or so they feel. This can be useful for YouTubers who are long gone from their channel and like to make a comeback with a bang, and reconnect with the audience base that they have.

    Generally, these people like to stream themselves as they do things around their home, watch TV, drive around the road or allow viewers something as mundane as have a peek into what they are eating. This is usually done by many without a definite purpose in consideration. It is a fact that many people do this simply to get over their loneliness and have a social connection.

    Serious Streaming
    This is what is referred to as the “Live stream show”. It is done by live streamers who are serious and wish to provide viewers with a new reality and give them some happiness by giving a completely new experience to them. When it comes to this kind of streaming, no definite rules tend to exist. This is mainly due to the fact that the streaming show is centered around their creativity. Generally, these are intended to offer some type of entertainment. These may be for game shows or sunset scopes. Whether or not they make money out of this, such people love to use such types of streaming to connect with the world and give others something of value.

    Business Streaming
    These are done by people who wish to promote something, such as programs, books, internet marketing infomercials etc, so as to make money from the same. It is more or less push-selling a product or service, but involves the digital medium.

    Categories: General