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Friday, October 19, 2012

US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s Speeches during the Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spoke before a distinguished gathering during the Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on October 18, 2012. President Obama praised Romney as a family man, while Romney returned the favor. It was refreshing to watch two presidential candidates being pleasant with each other, in spite of their rivalry for the US presidency. Watch the YouTube video below, courtesy of CNN, of US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney giving out jokes about each other.

Mitt Romney speaking during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

Video credit: CNN /YouTube

President Obama speaking during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

Video credit: CNN /YouTube

Saturday, August 11, 2012

How to Use Twitter Safely

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking sites online. To date, there are more than 500 million users. Almost everyone has a Twitter account, with government entities and vital organizations making use of it as a crucial tool in communicating in states of emergencies, natural disasters and international events.

Making use of Twitter safely, however, is sometimes neglected due to the simple fact that twitter users are unaware of these dangers.

How can you use Twitter safely? Here are pointers you could adapt:

Pointer #1 – Do not tweet vital personal information Tweeting personal information could allow criminals to have access of information they could use. Do not tweet that you are on your way to the bank, even specifying the name the bank. You could be giving essential information to people who may be monitoring your movements. Avoid tweeting vacation destinations, like “On our way to Cayman for a week of frolic and fun.” To you, you have posted the 140 word tweet in the name of fun, but this could be information to thieves that no one is at home.

Pointer #2 – Follow only reputable Tweet peeps Avoid following users whom you are not sure of. Do not click links from other members that look spammy. Allow only trusted followers to your updates. The quantity of your followers is not important. It is the quality of your followers and the persons you follow that counts.

Pointer #3 – Protect your password Your password is your key to your account. Do not let anyone use it. Change your password every 6 months, to lessen its propensity of being hacked. Combine the letters’ lower and upper cases; symbols, and numbers for your password. Log in only at the site, and do not use the same passwords for all your sites. Ascertaining that your password is safe is one of the most important methods on how to protect your Twitter account safely.

Pointer #4 – Beware of direct messages Do not reply to direct messages from users whom you are not familiar with. This is one way for scammers to trick you into their unlawful activities. They may be able to steal from you your banking data and other significant information.

Pointer #5 – Do not click on suspicious links Avoid clicking suspicious links on Twitter and links sent to your email. Just like pointer #4, these may be phishing scams out to steal your personal information and use it for their criminal activities.

These are some of the safety tips you could use on twitter. Common sense would dictate other safety tips that you have to practice. Being aware of these dangers would help you enjoy your micro-blogging experience.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What to take on an African Safari

If you have dreamed of a unique adventure travel, the African Safari would provide all the excitement and exploration you need. African holidays are one of the most popular holidays for tourists, especially those who are nature lovers. You should know however, what to take on an African Wildlife Safari, so you could enjoy every minute of your vacation. ">What to take on an adventure travel, like the African Safari, would depend on what season you are visiting, and what places you plan to explore. If you don’t have a kid younger than 12 years old, the Africa tours can take you on an adventure trip from Johannesburg to Capetown 

Africa travel guides may also recommend that you tour the amazing “Big 5” Games Park of Africa to experience close encounters with the incredible flora and fauna that this amazing place provides.
No matter where you decide to go, you should always take with you the following essential items:
·    Your VISA, passport and travel documents

These are the most important documents you should have in your person, unless the hotel you are staying in has a safe deposit box that is 100% secure. In cases of doubt, take your documents and money with you, and secure it in a hidden, waterproof pocket inside your pants, or anywhere safe and hidden in your backpack.

You could have a specially tailored pair of pants made for you that has a hidden, secure pocket for this purpose. It could also be convertible from shorts to pants for your convenience.

·         First aid kit

Your first aid kit should contain medications for simple illnesses like diarrhea, headache, fever, and muscle pains. If the symptoms persist, then you have to visit the nearest doctor for diagnostic tests. You may want to add band aids, sterile gauze, micropore, and sterilizing agents for minor wound treatments. You may also want to have malarial drugs or shots before you embark on your African Safari.

·         Appropriate clothing

African holidays offer a variety of adventure and fun, but if you are not dressed appropriately, this would turn your trip into an uncomfortable memory. During the day, it could be humid, especially during summer in some areas, like KwaZulu Natal. At night time however, temperatures could get cold or even go down to freezing temperatures, so you need both a light sweater, or sweatshirt, and a warm, thick jacket.

A khaki or a similarly green colored clothing would help you be inconspicuous when you want get closer to the animals to observe and photograph them.

Choose clothes, which you are willing to donate eventually. Majority of these clothes should be for the purpose of leaving them behind. You could turn philanthropist by donating your used clothes to the African natives once you leave each place. This would allow you to travel light.

·         Materials for documentation

Your African Wildlife Safari would not be complete unless you document this momentous adventure. Take cameras with you, one digital and several disposable Polaroid cameras. Extra batteries and memory cards would allow you to capture all the spectacular scenes you would like to. Remember, you may never witness the same scene again.

The disposable Polaroid cameras would allow you to take instant pictures with the natives and live a copy of their pictures with them. This would build rapport with them; in case you visit in the future, you would be sure to be welcomed warmly.

·         Safari hat

This is a vital item that you should not forget. It would protect you from the sun and the natural elements, which could be harmful. The hat should cover your face and neck, and could be anchored safely and securely around your head. You wouldn’t want it being blown away while you whiz by in an open transport.

·         Sun glasses

You need this to protect your eyes from the natural elements, as well. You may want to bring 2 pairs with you, in case one gets damaged.

·         Toiletries

Wet and dry wipes, soap, hand sanitizers, toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal paraphernalia should be contained in one small pouch. Include a lip moistener and some eye drops; you may need them because of the changing weather.

·         Snacks and water

You may want to take with you bottled water and some snacks. You could inquire from your guide or agent where you could buy safe water during your African Safari.
Enjoy your African holidays by ensuring that you take with you these important items. Be a smart traveler and reap the benefits of a well-planned vacation.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Spectacular Landscape Abroad

The joy of traveling abroad is to come across different cultures, spectacular landscapes and amazing scenes you would never come face to face with if you have not traveled. Below is one example. This picture is courtesy of Mark Eneil Castro.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Traits that You Need When Working Abroad

To work abroad successfully you have to possess the following traits like:

and most of all God-fearing.

If you have all these and some more, then you would definitely succeed abroad or anywhere else. Good luck.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Working Abroad and Coping with Loneliness

For the billions of people working abroad to provide better lives for their families, here are three cheers for you. Hep, hep hurray. Hep hep hurray. Hep hep hurray!

If you are working abroad, away from your family, it is common to feel loneliness and homesickness. Here are ways on how to cope with this problem:

1. Socialize and find friends - you can go out and enjoy times together, instead of wallowing in your loneliness inside your room.

2. Read a paperback novel - if you are not the extrovert type, you can stay in the comforts in your room and read a paperback novel instead. There are numerous books available offline and online, which you can purchase easily and at affordable prices.

3. Attend bible or meeting prayers- this is to strengthen your moral fiber and to allow you to belong to a group that you could share your concerns and problems. You would find many who have the same concerns as you have.

Whatever method you select, choose one that could work for you effectively. Working abroad would then be an adventure and a self-fulfilling experience.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Important Adresses in the United States