28
Apr

Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island), translate as the “Beautiful Island”, located on the west coast of the Malaysia Peninsula, half way in the between Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur. It offers palm fringed beaches that reflected those long stretches of sand on the east coast. Unfortunately, the sea on this side of the peninsula is never as clear as it can be on the other coast.

Legend tells that once a Sumatran warrior fell in love with a beautiful princess, and to win her heart he sailed north to distinguish himself in battle. When he failed to return after many months, the princess set out to look for him. She searched high and low and upon reaching Pangkor Island learned the tragic news that he had died in a battle and was buried there. The villagers led her to the grave, whereupon, distraught and heartbroken, she climbed a cliff and flung herself onto the rock below. Pantai Puteri Dewi (Beach of the Beautiful Princess) is named after her. This beautiful legend brings thousands of tourists visit Pangkor Island every year.

Ferries run to several parts of the island all day until early evening. The ferry slides down the Dindings River with mangroves on one side and a huge navy base on the other, out of the kilometer wide channel into the Malacca Straits and the island of Pangkor lies directly ahead. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Here some hotel Pangkor Island Beach Resort is one of the luxury resorts in Pangkor Island. Besides, there are several budget hotels.

25
Apr

Search engine optimization

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Search engine optimization or SEO is something very important for the websites today. It is process of affecting the visibility of the website in a search engine’s natural search results. There are many companies that offer SEO services.

SEO as internet marketing strategy considers how engines work, what people search for the most, the actual search terms typed into Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines, but also which search engine is preferred by the targeted audience. To optimize a website usually involves editing the content and HTML is associated in both increase its relevance and remove barriers to the indexing activities. Increasing the number of backlinks is another SEO tactic.

The content providers and the webmasters began optimizing sites in the middle of 1990s as the first search engines were cataloging the early web. But back then it was simple compared to today. It is much harder to optimize a website today and that is why there is high competition between the companies that offer SEO services. Until 1997, the designers of search engines did not recognize that the webmasters were making efforts to rank their websites higher in their search engines by manipulating their rankings in search results by stuffing pages with irrelevant keywords.

Today, some of the search engines are frequent sponsors and guests at SEO conferences, chats and seminars and Most of them provide information and guidelines to help with site optimization.

20
Apr

Worst kitchen gadgets

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The technology is developing very fast and today we are using lots of different gadgets. It is hard to imagine life without them because we got used to them. But not all of the gadgets are nice and useful. Here is a list of the worst kitchen gadgets:

1. Banana stand. It takes twice the space than your bananas. Pretty useless and no wonder it is not popular.

2. Banana slicer. Who needs this? I bet even the one who made this gadget is not using it.

3. Egg cracker. It doesn’t need any explanation I believe.

4. Pizza scissors. No wonder it is one of the worst kitchen gadgets. Using a knife is easier and it does not cost you extra money.

5. Banana guard. I don’t really understand why people are making gadgets related to bananas. This useless gadget is used to transport your banana and letting you enjoy it anytime, anywhere. But of course you can carry it without it and people won’t laugh at you.

6. Apple Peeler. The one who invented this must have hated apples. No wonder nobody wants to spend money on something useless that takes a lot of space.

7. Corn holder. It does not really make sense why would somebody use this. If the corn is too hot to handle, you will not eat it anyway.

17
Apr

The YouTube

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YouTube is a video-sharing website which was founded February 14th 2005. It was created by the three former PayPal employees and owned by Google since late 2006. The company is based in San Bruno, California and it uses HTML5 and Adobe Flash Video technology.

The content on this website is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including Vevo, Hulu, BBC, CBS and some other organization also often some of their material as part of the YouTube partnership program. You do not have to register in order to see videos, but you have to if you want to upload one. All of the users can upload videos up to 15 minutes duration, but those who have good track record of complying with the site’s Community Guidelines may be offered the ability to upload longer videos by up to 12 hours in length. This requires verifying the account through a mobile phone.

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing website today and that proves its quality. If you have an account, you can post comments on videos and give thumb up or a thump down as feedback. Roughly 60 hours of new videos are uploaded every minute and around 75% of these videos are uploaded outside the United States. In April 2011, a YouTube software engineer revealed that 30% of the videos accounted for 99% of the views.

2
Apr

Traveling alone

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It might sound stupid and of course lonely but it can be fun actually. Many people are traveling alone and they of you who did it for the first time have great first impressions.
Why travel alone?

There are many benefits from traveling alone such as:

1. Solo travel can be the ultimate in self-indulgence; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious.

2. You choose EVERYTHING! If you travel with someone, sometimes you argue about certain stuff. Well, there is nobody to argue now. So, you decide everything!

3. Probably you will save money. If you were traveling with your girlfriend, now you will definitely save less money.

4. Meet new friends. Wherever you go, you will easier meet new friends if you are alone than if you’re with couple of friends.

5. You will be more flexible. Some people find it easier to cope with unexpected setbacks and complications.

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But also there are some downsides such as:

1. Your mistakes are only yours. There is nobody else you can blame. Everything bad that happens is only because of you.

2. Less safety. You are not that safe alone as you are with friends. So you must be very, very careful since there is nobody to watch your back.

3. You may experience moments of loneliness. This is especially for those who do it for the first time.

1
Apr

Technology influence on education

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Technology takes bigger and bigger part of our lives and it has influence on the education as-well.  There are many ways the technology influence it and it can be in a good or in a bad way. What kind of influence it has on your education? Well ask yourself why you use technology. If you use internet for Facebook and twitter only ,  if you use your PC and phone for games then technology has bad influence on your education.

Everything that was mentioned up there is considered as addictive, so if you do any of that, you are using technology for pleasure, and not to improve your education, which is bad.

On the other side it can have influence to you in a good way. At least today, there are many ways you can improve your knowledge using internet. You can take online course and learn something you wanted to learn for a long time, you can read the book you wanted online instead of going to the library and spending time walking. You can watch videos on youtube which can help you with your education. You can read something using your phone while traveling instead of playing games on it.

There are so many good things that you can get if you are using the technology the right way.

Message for the students “Don’t forget, once you finish school, you have to work, and to work you need knowledge, not experience in chatting on Facebook or playing games.”