Sponsored Video: Uncaging Football #uncagefootball

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Everyday life has become so busy and fast-paced that I sometimes get the feeling that I do things automatically just like a robot. Because of this, I do not get to enjoy the good things in life the way I used to. There are even times when the activities that I once loved doing no longer appealed to me. I have become less passionate about them which I know is something that I should instantly curb otherwise I would be living an unhappy and meaningless life. I realized that I am too serious and rigid and that I am living life for all the wrong reasons.

This is pretty much the same message that Tiger Beer’s latest campaign, Tiger Street Football 2014, conveys. It is more easily understood because of a short video featuring Deco (Anderson Luís de Souza), a retired Brazilian-born Portuguese professional footballer, who happens to be one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs – FC Porto in 2004 and FC Barcelona in 2006. It shows him walking in an empty stadium, thinking how football is such a beautiful game. He thinks that sometimes instead of playing with their hearts, people play with their heads. They lose track of why they play football in the first place. Since football is so beautiful, Deco wonders why people keep it caged and says that true football should be free. This means that it can be played anywhere, even on the streets (as symbolized by the stadium exploding), with fun and passion.

Tiger Beer, the world famous Singaporean beer brand brewed in 11 countries and available in over 75 countries worldwide including Europe, USA, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East, presents #uncagefootball, transforming football for the better and “uncaging” it from its traditional chains through Tiger Street Football 2014 which is a great break from traditional football. Fans are invited to share their views on what they love and hate about football by July 28 and suggest new rules for the game by visiting the Tiger Uncaged Football Website. The fan with the best rule suggestion will win a trip for two to Barcelona and will meet Deco. Only those from Singapore, Australia, and Cambodia can join.

Please visit the Tiger Facebook page to stay updated with the latest information about Tiger Beer and subscribe to the Tiger Youtube channel to view all their campaigns. You can likewise spread the campaign by tweeting and sharing Deco’s video on the Tiger Twitter page using #uncagefootball.

Sponsored By: Tiger Beer

Portable Hi-Fi Headphones That Won’t Break the Bank

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No one likes to spend a ridiculous amount of money on anything. However, when it comes to personal style one must strike a balance between quality and style and headphones are no exception to the rule. With Privates Wireless Headphones by Outdoor Tech, you don’t have to empty your wallet. Instead, you get cool and convenient set of headphones at a completely affordable price. With a wireless headset, you can jam to your favorite tunes in style anywhere at any time. Walk down the street, chill by the pool, hike up a mountain, or go for a jog without having irksome cords get in the way. Privates’ Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly connect your phone, laptop, or tablet so you can enjoy music without hassle.

Comfort and Convenience

Canvas wrapped around the headband makes the Privates’ design durable and long lasting. With seven colors to choose from, you can get the perfect neutral or vibrant hue that works with your style and personality. Swivel ear pieces and adjustable sides move to fit your head just right for maximum comfort. Aside from the convenience of going wireless, swipe technology allows for super easy usage. A touch pad on the right ear piece means you can adjust the volume or change tracks with one swift movement. Simply swipe your finger up or down to make the music louder or softer and swipe right or left to go on to the next song or back to the previous one.

Cool Features

When you try out these incredible headphones you won’t want to take them off, and you won’t have to for at least 10 hours. During those hours, you can do more than just listen to music. One button allows you to take hands-free calls whenever your phone starts to ring. To keep you updated on how much juice you have left, a fuel gauge shows displays the remaining battery power. When you want to tuck the headphones away for easy transport or storage, you can fold them to fit into smaller spaces. If you don’t have access to Bluetooth technology or don’t have Bluetooth devices, you can use the jack to plug in the device. You can also plug the headphones in and use them if you forgot to charge them. Every time you slip Privates over your ears, you can tune out the world around you and relax to your favorite tunes in a high quality and stylish fashion.

Outdoor Tech’s Privates headphones are made to make your music experience more enjoyable and convenient. Cool swipe technology makes the headphones easy to use and adjustable features make them comfortable to wear. This is a long lasting music experience you don’t want to miss.

Learn to shop on the frugal way

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Everyone loves to shop whether online or in the nearby mortar stores. Because shopping can makes you feel relax and this was already the best way to distressed yourself on your daily dose of workloads and anxiousness. Actually, I used to shop online because there’s a tons of great deals available that these merchants are offering and one of it was this discounted items and coupon codes. I know, most of you are quite familiar too on how this coupon code works as well the discounted items but I’ll be more to pleased to tackle about the coupon codes because these were the best way or the frugal way to shop online.

Practically saying, using coupon codes are ones we must to practice often than considering these items on its regular prices as we do shopping. Because really! merchants has a lot to offers especially if they’re online stores. You may check out ebays for some great deals as well you may use coupon codes for amazon for your convenient, as yourself are fond of shopping there. But if you prefer to shop on those branded ones. I’ll then refer you on this site called zoutons.com where mostly brands and merchants stores listed their coupon codes and deals. Actually, I’ve been lurking the site quite awhile now and I either uses some of their offering codes already. And I must say! there given codes are working fine and it does really lessen the prices of the items am about to avail on the certain brands I liked.

Zoutons.com does cater a lot of brands, from top brands to local brands. They either has some Indian fashion brands which I think you must have to consider as you like some mantra made of clothes. But if you prefer these top international brands, no worries then.. because they either got them. Just check their site today and have your unique coupon codes to use for your convenience.

Sponsored video : Helping the Women of Cha Cha Cottage

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My life is far from perfect but I consider myself lucky because I am able to have access to and enjoy the finer things in life. On top of that is the fact that I have a strong support system whom I can turn to whenever I want some much needed help, and that is my family. Since I am so blessed, I feel that I should at least give back some of the blessings I have received to people who are in need, in any which way I can in my own small way. It does not really matter what the cause is as long as I know I am making a difference in a person’s life.

Having said that, many philanthropists and charitable organizations give their support to women’s and children’s causes because they are considered to be the most vulnerable in society – being the ones who are subjected the most to neglect and abuse. Although some people might think that it is not their obligation to help these people, I strongly feel that it is a part of our social responsibility to at least not turn a blind eye in their plight.

Guinness, one of the most successful beer brands worldwide (brewed in almost 60 countries and is available in over 120), has partnered with Cha Cha Cottage in Singapore through the Arthur Guinness Projects. Cha Cha Cottage is a social enterprise that provides single and needy mothers with home-based cottage industry work such as candle making to help them get back their independence while caring for their families. The video shows three mothers from Cha Cha Cottage who make candles to feed their families. It says in the video that a candle is a giving thing and thousands can be lit from a single candle and yet its life will not be shortened. It represents how even a single person willing to help these ladies can make a difference in their lives.

Guinness has committed to raise $100,000 SGD for these women. You can be a part of this campaign by going over to the Arthur Guinness Project’s Facebook Page. From May 11 to June 21, netizens can offer their pledge towards the cause. Guinness Singapore will donate $100 to Cha Cha Cottage for every click of support you make. To further raise awareness for the group of marginalised women in need of support, a symbolic light-up event will be held on June 21 with 1,000 pledged candles.

Sponsored By: Guinness

BEAST Kikwang, Junhyung and BTOB Sungjae Fashion Style X The Kooples’ Store Opening

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Might most of you, might know already who are these guys were. They’re one of those leading and well known Kpop idols today in the Korean music industry. And I know most of you are following these guys whether to their music or kind of styling they were wearing off on the certain appearances that is why I am so pleased then to blog this up where these guys are wearing their neatly styling. I simply liked their styling here because it’s looking neat and at the same time well comfortable to them, I think the type of pieces they wears here are the ones they prefers most because though we usually sees Korean celebrities wearing these high-end brands quite often but I think they were not comfortable wearing it due maybe of the high details of it which needed to be portail for the pieces to be shown as supposed to be.. I hope you can get what am trying to say here.. ehhe

As for today, I havent knowyet what are the brands of these pieces they worn here for the Kooples’ Store Opening. However, as I got to know pretty soon. I’ll be surely update you all for you to know and mimic their style here as you pleased to. Okay, that will be all for now and please keep on checking this blog, istarblog.com, for more Korean celebrity fashion updates.

Publish Brand 2014 Summer Collection

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Basics are so fine. Yes! guys loves to wear pieces which are basics like plain tees and shorts that’ll be well pair of with any sneakers. I think, mostly guys styled themselves of this kind especially now as we got the summer season. Because these are the most comfortable pieces that we could wear off as we got into hot kinda weather also basic pieces can we rock with as well in any high-end brands for sort of season like in winter and fall, all you have to learn was on how to mix and matches clothes that blended well for your styling. I hope you can get what am trying to say here.

Okay, recently, the brand called Publish Brand had released their ” Publish Brand 2014 Summer Collection” and I believed at this moment, these pieces, from their collection, are already out in the market. If you wanted to check them out on your bear eyes. Just heads up in any nearby mortar stores for the preview and you’ll probably know as well further details about each pieced they’d had cooked for us this summer season. Actually, these pieces are like my style. Because I wanted to wear something comfortable and in away give me at ease.. hehe

Alright, that will be all for now and please bear with me for not including some details of this brand’s collection. Because they haven’t sent me yet the PR of it so – am doing this post in advance..ehhe But this may surely be updated as I handed the PR, pretty soon.. Thank you!

Top 5 Tips for Refurbishing Your Home

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Whether you’ve just moved into your new house or you’ve lived there practically all your life, there comes a time when all houses need a new lick of paint, some new carpets, a new bathroom or a complete makeover. For most people, it’s a massive job and it’s difficult to know exactly where to start. Here are my top 5 tips for any homeowners who are taking the plunge and seeing how beautiful they can make their house.

 

  1. Make a list of things in the order they need to be done

It’s common sense to get the bigger jobs out of the way first and then concentrate on the smaller and more decorative things. Don’t start buying new carpets until you’ve painted the walls, and don’t paint the walls until all the plastering jobs have been done! Make a list, since this will help you along the way, especially if there are lots of different jobs and tasks which need to be done. You can sit down with other members of the household and combine your ideas and thoughts in order to make sure everything gets done as effectively as possible. Once you’ve listed all the things which need to be done, list them in the order which they need to be completed.

 

  1. Be careful who you hire

The term “cowboys” when referring to builders and other tradesmen hasn’t come out of nowhere – it’s evolved because of the poor and shabby workmanship which people have paid for on their houses. It’s incredibly important to hire somebody who you can trust to do the job properly. Never hire somebody just because you know them and you think they’re a nice person – people can have great personalities and yet they can’t do their job very effectively. The best way to decide who you’re going to hire is by going to houses where work has been done previously and having a look around. Most tradesmen will have a few references in the area which they can give you. Once you’ve got the contact details, get in touch with the homeowners, explain the situation and they’ll probably be more than happy to let you go and have a look at their home. If it’s an outside job, such as a conservatory or roofing task, you could have a drive to the house and view it from the outside without actually having to go inside.

Be careful when reading reviews from the individual’s website, since reviews on a managed website can be easily faked and might not be from real people who have used the services before. Go to websites which are not connected to the tradesman, such as directories and websites which allow people to advertise their services. These are much more likely to be true, although getting references and speaking directly to people is the best thing to do.

 

  1. Set a budget

One of the worst things you can do when refurbishing your home is to start getting into debt and having poorly managed finances. If you already have a mortgage and other bills which need to be paid on the house, getting more debt will just bring on stress and anxiety and won’t make the makeover of your home an enjoyable experience. When you’re making the list of things which need to be done, research the market rates for each job and find out an estimated amount which each job will cost. You can contact tradesmen and ask them to come to your house and give you a free quote for the work which you need doing. You can then keep track of the price each one gives you, and if you’re trying to decide between two workers, make the decision based on the price.

Another way to help with budgeting is to set a budget for each individual room of the house. For example, if you know the bathroom needs to be entirely taken out and replaced, give this a higher budget. The kitchen, on the other hand, might be in good condition and only need a new coat of paint on the walls, therefore, this room will be given a lower budget. You can always manage your finances effectively by downloading budgeting software and apps, and reading top 10 reviews on a variety of products is a brilliant way to find the perfect one.

 

  1. Do it your way

When people hear that you’re refurbishing your home, they’ll want to give you all their ideas about the house. However, remember that it’s your home and you can design and decorate it in the way that you want it to be done. You can appreciate their help and ideas, and you might be able to get some great tips from them, but don’t let them take over and make decisions for you. Remember that you’re the one who will be paying for the work to be done, so you shouldn’t feel pressured by other people into how you should be decorating the home.

Don’t rush when you decide how to decorate, especially when it comes to colour schemes and which colours are going to go in each room. Take samples of different colours of paints and different carpet patterns, and remember that there are loads of things to choose from, such as vinyl, wooden floors, thick carpets and rugs. Think about which colours which match in different rooms, and if there are other people living in the house, remember to ask their opinions too. If they sleep in one of the bedrooms, see if they have any preferences when it comes to colours, patterns and what type of furniture goes in the rooms.

 

  1. Shop around

Don’t walk into the first shop you see to buy your new fireplace, and don’t choose that patterned carpet just because you know the shop owner. Shop around – look online to see if you can get some good deals. A lot of carpet stores and DIY shops are hidden in warehouses that you never knew existed, and a quick Google search will reveal a variety of stores in your area where you’ll be able to purchase things.

The same applies to the tradesmen and workers that you hire – do your research and speak to as many different people as possible in order to get the best prices and the best value for money.

Have a look at the things that you can purchase yourself. For example, if you have a plumber coming to do some work on your bathroom, they will charge you extra for parts in order to make a profit. Taking the time to search these things yourself will enable you to find out what the current price is for the items, and if you want to purchase them yourself, you’re at liberty to do so.

Don’t miss out on vouchers and discount codes too. If you’re going to be spending quite a lot of money in one store, they may have a loyalty card or a discount voucher that they can give you for your spending. This will help your budget too, since you’ll be saving money on the budget and spending less than you anticipated!

[ ENG SUB] SBS Roommate Ep. 4

As I promised, here are the newest subbed videos of reality show called Roommate ( Episode 4). I hope you may enjoy watching it. BTW, thanks to ThanhnamKoreanTV for the effort by subbing the whole current episode..

Also, if you do have pets like cats and same others. I think, you’ll be needed to have this renavast for cats which may help your cats to feel better and strong. It’s like an vitamin, I guess, for animal especially of course for cats.

Akdong Musician(AKMU) – ‘GIVE LOVE’

I used to blog up some YouTube videos here, istarblog.com, particularly K-pop or sort of. Because K-pop musics are indeed entertaining , plus, the soul of the song are still there which capture the interests of the listeners even it does sang in their mother tongue, Hangul/Korean. Yeah! that’s how the Korean musics invades the whole music industry today.. Also, Korean pop music are composes of variety of materials where you can even hear some jazz sounds to it and at the same time pop sounds are blending well to one another, I dunno on how they arrange their musics but overall the Kpop is amusing to listen and it is really catchy and easy to follow.

Few days back, the sibling duo, Akdong Musician, had released their new song called GIVE LOVE. Actually, I’ve heard this already when the siblings are still on to Kpop star and I think they’re the one who composed this song. But I am not still sure though about it.. ehhe but you can try to listen this give love song at above video, you may also see the duo dancing in their cute moves..