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How is living in a garbage truck sounds to you?

Posted by editor On July - 29 - 2008

Interior can do absolutely anything, including converting a garbage truck into a suitable living space. It will sound really bad to have to live in a garbage truck, won’t you agree? But wait till you see these pictures, then you’d say it isn’t so bad after all.

I found all of these pictures from itsjustabitoffun.com’s blog, it really is a fun discovery so I decided to share it here in femtalks.

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Yesterday I went to walgreens and discover this INCOCO Dry Nail Applique, while looking for lenses solution. I wasn’t planning on doing a complete manicure pedicure for the wedding event that I have to attend that afternoon, simply cuz I just don’t have the time. However, I ended up buying 3 sets of this Incoco thing for a try-out. One set is for toenails, the other two is for fingernails one being french manicure finish and the other is a regular solid one color finish. Well I am positive that I can use it eventually, that’s why I bought 3 sets, because after reading the package I went on thinking how could it be that hard to put a sticker on nails? As soon as I got home I went and tried it on my fingernails starting with the pinky, as directed by the booklet. To my suprise, it is extremely an easy task to do, and I got it done FAST! Oh, I am so happy that I can attend my friend’s wedding party with complete polish for all my nails, it’s like having a professional manicure and pedicure done to you from a salon or spa.

The other good thing about it is these thing stay strong, they do not easily peel off. I am not a comfort lady who doesn’t need to do any housework, so when washing dishes and doing laundry, gardening, and all the other things have to come my way, I find it interesting that these activities don’t really peel those nail polishes off my nails, so I can say I am extremelly happy and satisfied for the moment, maybe till another better inovation come along.

To share my happy moment I’ve tried to put all these pictures here, they’re all from Incoco Dry Applique how to video (above), hopefully it’s useful to those who’s curious to try.

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Be sure to clean nails when you do have the time: wash, buff, push the cuticle and trim it.

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Then open up the nail package, select the one that best fit a particular nail you want to apply.
then seperate it from the stack and …

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peel off the clear plastic portion of it gently, I did roughly once and I broke the sticker, so remember GENTLY.
then peel off the nail sticker from its base portion, and apply it to your designated nail.

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Don’t be afraid of puttin it wrong, you can always peel it off and re-apply again, these sticker will still stick, so just relax it’s not a one-time-has-to-go-right kind of thing.



Once you get it there just go on filing the excess with the gentle downward motion or just press it against the tip of your nails downward it’ll crack following your nail shape, eventually =)
then just take that excess away and toss it away.


You’re done, and you can still keep those you don’t use in that same bag, it come with a silver or gold sticker that will reseal that bag so the air won’t come in, hence the polish won’t be dry-damage so you can still use it again later.

all picture and video sources are from incoco.
need to read more about incoco, check these links:
emakeup.com on Dry Nail Appliques Review
findarticles.com on “Incoco Dry Nail Applique makes the Perfect Stocking Stuffer



caption read: The Olympic Green in Beijing in seen in this satelite image collected by DigitalGlobe on May 25, 2008 and released to Reuters July 18, 2008. The National Stadium (center), also known as the Bird’s Nest, the National Aquatics Center (lower center), also known as the Water Cube, and the Olympic Sports Center Stadium (top right) are seen. (REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handcut)


caption read: The moon rises over the new National Theater in Beijing Wednesday July 16, 2008. The glass and titanium dome, nickname “The Egg” is one of a series of landmarks, notable for their futuristic design, that will greet visitors to the Olympics. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)


caption read: This picture taken on July 18, 2008 shows the Shatin Olympic Equestrian Venue in Hong Kong. The southern Chinese city has built state-of-the-art facilities for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after the equestrian events were switched from Beijing because of fears of disease. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Olympic is set to start on August 8th, 2008 in Beijing, China. Now a little bit about what most said about China’s preparation:

With a price tag of $43 billion, the Summer Games that will open Aug. 8 in Beijing are the most expensive in Olympic history. The transformation, however, goes far beyond the eye-popping architecture. The Chinese government also has been trying to create a new, improved population to go along with its spiffed-up capital city.

source: LA times.com “Beijing goes to extremes for its Olympic face-lift”


caption read: Workers transport flowers to plant in the lake in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing July 19, 2008. The International Olympic Commitee recently praised Beijing for setting a “gold standard for the future” in its preparations for the Games, which begins in less than a month. (REUTERS/Reinhard Krause)


caption read: A view of cooling towers at the Shougang Group steel plant on the outskirts of Beijing July 17, 2008. The head of Shougang Grop on Thursday smiled with satisfaction over this week’s four days of blue skies, even as smoke and steam still wreathed his steel plant less than a month before the Olympics. Beijing has ordered polluting plants in the capital city and surrounding provinces to either shut or meet emission standards, to reduce air pollution during the Olympic Games that begin on August 8. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

And what about that air pollution issue that everyone make a bigg fuss about it, do they really worry of having to deliver a good air quality. Well here’s what their plan – I think they kinda take it very seriously!

With Beijing struggling to clear polluted skies before the Olympics in August, the nearby industrial port of Tianjin has ordered 40 factories to suspend some operations for two months as part of a broader effort to improve air quality during the Games, state news media reported.

The planned shutdowns in Tianjin, about 70 miles east of Beijing, are one piece of a regional plan that is expected to result in temporary factory closings or slowdowns across a large swath of northern China during the Games. Few details are known about which factories might close or when, so the announcement in Tianjin offers a window into one piece of the plan.

Beijing’s air quality remains a major concern for the Games as the city continues to struggle with pollution, despite a $20 billion government cleanup campaign. Beijing is also a victim of its neighborhood: pollution blows in from surrounding regions that are dotted with coal mines, coal-fired power plants, steel mills, cement factories and other clusters of heavy industry.

I trully wonder about the economy of it, wouldn’t factor owners have to say a little bit about this decision?
read more of the above quote in: The New York Times article “Cities Near Beijing Close Factories to Improve Air for Olympics.”

Other preparations include transportation, security, welcoming and greeting performances, news/broadcastings and cleanliness.
China has prepare a new bullettrain which is scheduled to start service on August 1. The train has set a speed record in China of 394.3 kilo meter per hour on the 115 kilo meter newly-built railway.






All pictures and pictures’ captions are made possible from boston.com from the article “Beijing 2008 perparations – Three Weeks to Go” by Alan Taylor. I do encourage readers to visit this article because they do have pictures in bigger resolutions, more pictures and more info.

for more info read:
Beijing 2008 Games’ Official Site
NY times.com “Olympic Games (2008)”


#1 Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel, Tirtha Property, Bukit, Bali

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I think this is an outstanding piece of architecture, in term of setting, scale and building esthetic I am drawn to this!
This is not just such a beauty for a piece of architecture and design but also a piece of beauty for its purpose: a wedding chapel!
How romantic to have such a beautiful floating chapel set against the tip of the most beautiful cliff of Uluwatu, Bali. Uluwatu known for the best sunset viewing. So just imagine to have an intimate party at a romantic chapel set in a tropical garden above the clif looking over the vast Indian Ocean.

here’s some description from TRENDS magazine:

The chapel appears to float in water on the edge of the cliff-top, high above the Indian Ocean. Although the other pavilions feature local materials, all the products used in the construction of the chapel were imported.

“Tirtha means holy water, which is another reason for the setting,” says Parker. “The design was also influenced by the old palaces around Bali and Java, which were built around moats and ponds. The setting itself provides a sense of prominence and significance.”
The air-conditioned chapel can seat 40 guests and has standing room for another 20. With its raised wedding podium and altar, and the vast horizon of the ocean as a backdrop, the entire atrium creates an illusion of infinity, say the owners.

#2 Infinity Chapel, Conrad Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali

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Well how do you feel about walking between water, elevated 2 meters above the ground, looking towards this huge triangle, for that bridal aile walk???

Newly opened in Oct 2006, the Infinity Chapel is surrounded by flowing water. There is a story about the design – the chapel is fantastic outlook means the husband always protects and gives his beloved warmth. And the wife is standing by his husband, giving him full support. Facing the ocean and beach, Infinity Chapel is perfect location for photo shooting during the ceremony. Boasting 117 sqm of floor space with a ceiling height of 12 m, the interior of Infinity is beautifully simple with elegant marble floors, floor to ceiling, ocean facing glass frontage and a transposable seating plan that comfortably receives 60 guests, making the fully air-conditioned building the perfect location for exclusive events and special celebrations.


Need more chapels? check the followings:

#3 Santi Chapel, Seminyak, Bali

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#4 The Chapel at Blue Point Bay Villas, Uluwatu, Bali

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#5 Astina Chapel, Ritz Carlton, Jimbaran, Bali



#6 Tresna Pavillion, Ritz Carlton, Jimbaran, Bali



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Bomomo digital art

Posted by editor On July - 22 - 2008

bomomo art

This is really cool especially for designers, artists, and lover or digital arts!
this bomomo.com site will allow you to experiment on creating any shape you like
with tools that are readily available there and very flexible.
If you like what you create you can even save it =)

bomomo created by Philipp Lenssen 2008. Internet Explorer version by Nikolai Kordulla.
Feel free to share any image you create in any way you like… it’s yours!



MOS BURGER – a facinating concept when East meet West!

Posted by editor On July - 22 - 2008

shrimp cutlet burger<<– Shrimp Cutlet Burger, what a good presentation!

Heard about MOS Burger, yet? Well once you read it you’ll know what I mean, a totally facinating concept derive from a Burger idea when dwellers from Eastern Hemosphere decided to be a little bit more creative in term of burger creation.

So do give it a try if you’re around in Asia, especially Singapore, it’s a convinience thing to get and it’s just another thing you shouldn’t miss out.

Check out MOS menus: (taken from MOS singapore site) you’ll be amaze they actually have rice burgers =)

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Thanks to MOS Singapore site all pictures shown here are credited to their website.



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How do you like to try a taste 10 layers burger called the Takumi Burger from Mos Burger? I myself so eager to try it, too bad they’re not available in the US. MOS burger mainly available throughout Asia many found in Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong and Singapore. So don’t miss on if you happen to have to transit via Singapore.

¥1,000/US$8.74. Limited to 40 servings per day. Takumi Judan roughly translated is “ingenius flavor in ten sections” (or something like that, you Japanese speakers feel free to correct me). Ten layers of goodness (bun, special sauce, egg, bacon, [beef] pattie, ketchup, onion slices, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonaise).

MADE IN WEST COAST USA the always freshly-made IN-N-OUT BURGER

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The shape and size being almost the same between MOS and in-n-out (quite smaller than that of Burger King / BK Burger) they both has a very satisfying taste. I guess both will give me alllmooosstt the same satisfaction, this is quite hard to say though. So what do you think? Anyway I consider in-n-out to be in my “good available burger out there/favorite list” I love the fresh taste of it, and if you don’t like the fresh onion cuz it’s to spicy just call out for WHOLE GRILL ONION or GRILL ONION (for this they’re gonna give you the chopped sauteed version of the onion)


shake shack

need to read why this is awsome, here’s a comparison from yusheng:

In-N-Out’s bun (well toasted, just like the Shake Shack) is bigger and the burger comes with more lettuce, but the beef patty is much thinner and is basically nuked. So the whole meat to bun/lettuce/tomato ratio is way off. Shake Shack’s beef patty is more than twice as thick and you can tell it’s made from superior beef.

The Shake Shack bun is smaller and softer and comes with a single fresh crunchy slice of lettuce (both In-N-Out and Shake Shack come with a single slice of tomato). Smaller bun+less lettuce+much bigger beef patty = a vastly superior meat-to-bun/lettuce/tomato ratio.
The Shack Burger is twice as much at $3.95 but it’s worth every penny. I think it’s more than twice as good.

Well I think it’s worth a try, right? Especially when you’re not an east coast dwellers then it make all arguments right to have that one time try.
It’s located at Madison Avenue and 23rd Street. Also they’re opening a new one in the Upper West Side at 77th and Columbus Ave sometime in late 2008.

link1, link2.


Super Mario Bros – Nintendo DS cake

Posted by editor On July - 20 - 2008

super mario cake

Great cake especially if you’re a nintendo fans. Isn’t it quite a creative cake? Will be great to treat your small boys with this kind of cake for their b’days.


chocholate burger snack

whoooha,… found this very cute snack – made in Japan, from foodbuzz.com.

Everyburger is a Japanese chocolate treat consisting of tiny replica cheeseburgers made with chocolate and cookies. Each little chocolate burger is topped with a dab of white chocolate “cheese” and sandwiched in a crunchy cookie “bun.” It’s the most chocolaty fun you can have for two bucks

What a smart idea escpecially for chocolate lovers! They’re so cute too, look it’s just a size of a penny. I am wondering why each cost two bucks, I think that’s a bit pricey, don’t you?




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