Saturday, October 22, 2016

Locked Out Of Your Car? - Call A Locksmith Fast!

It’s a most likely scenario that could happen to anyone - even yourself. You're a man on the go and oft to an important meeting in less than an hour. You've checked everything as you dressed up and prepare for work and found everything's in order. But, as you run towards your car, you discover that your car keys are nowhere to be found! Panic sets in as you search all nooks and cranny of your home, but still can't find it anywhere!

If you happen to accidentally lock yourself out of the car, there are a few things that you can do, to wit:

---Try to remember on where you placed the spare key. It can be in the bottom drawer, with your spouse, or a friend. Try giving them a call and have the spare key drop off to your place;

---If you are in an emergency situation, like having a pet or a child locked inside the vehicle, you need to find help immediately. You have several options - call emergency roadside assistance, the local fire brigade or ambulance, or call for an emergency car locksmith near your place;

---If you declare that your car keys have been irretrievably lost or damaged, it is necessary for you to call a professional locksmith to replace your keys;

---A mobile locksmith can help you replace or repair your fob keys on the site. All new car models have a remote fob that can lock and unlock your car without having to insert the key into the ignition switch. You do not have to go back to the manufacturer to have the keys repaired or replace. A reputable locksmith can duplicate microchip keys of any car models right on the spot.

If you happen to drive an older car and have locked your keys inside, you can do the following options, to wit :

--- Call 911. Many people call 911 or the police to help them fix the problem. Sometimes, the police can help you open the car. However, if they are unable to do it, they may call the tow service to get your car off the road. This would mean that you will have to shell out some money for this service. Calling the police should be the last option for you to take since it can cost you a lot of money if the car is towed or damaged.

---Call the Dealer. This is an expensive option as you will have to bring the car to the dealer on a flatbed. That costs lots of money. Replacing lost car keys through the dealer can also be very expensive depending on the type and model of the car.

---Call your locksmith. This is the best option to make when you accidentally locked your keys inside the car. You need to explain to the locksmith the situation and the exact location of your vehicle so they can come immediately. Dealing with a reputable company that is known for their professional technicians is the best option to take in this situation. They can do the work without causing further damage to your car.

Locked Out Of Your Car? - Call A Locksmith

Most people puts in a lot of money in their vehicles. They take care of it like any precious commodity. But during times of emergencies, like losing a car key, some people can have disastrous reactions. They try to open the car themselves using pliers or a clothes hanger or any tool that is nearby. Or worse, is they hire anybody on sight. Thus, they aggravate the situation further - by destroying their precious car in the process.

With the advent of new technology, automakers came up with car models with tightened security features. What this means is that only a trained professional with all the right tools and techniques are capable of opening your car with no apparent damage. Present day locksmith are no fly-by-night operators as they need to invest heavily in tools and equipment. They undergo professional training before they are tasked to work on your car. They may not come cheap, as compared to mobile repairmen, but quality work equates to shelling out a fair market fee for their service.

When you call a professional locksmith, a trained technician responds to your call. He arrives at the site equipped with all the tools of the trade, and ready for any emergency. In many areas across the United States, policemen no longer respond to any lockout calls, unless the situation is an emergency. They are in the know that tampering with your car may only damage it and eventually costs you a lot of money.

Profile of a Professional Locksmith Service Center

---state of the art training facility
---training of technicians with the latest technology
---technicians have uniforms and proper identification---have employees who are thoroughly screened for drugs and background checks
---they arrived in the area using company marked vehicles

So, the next time you are locked out of your car - call a trained locksmith fast! They have the skills and the training to do a superb job at any time of the day or night!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Best Places to Vacation at Christmas Time

Best Places to Vacation at Christmas Time

Christmas in just around the corner and people often wonder about where to find the best places to vacation at Christmas time. There are basically two places that one can go to and have the most fun. They are --- in Sydney, Australia and in Dubrovnik, Southern Croatia.

Sydney, Australia

Some travelers often say that the best place to spend the holidays is in Australia, where people stay outdoors to enjoy the summer weather. Just a few weeks before Christmas, houses and public places are already decked with Christmas trees, Carols are sung by Candlelight to give solemnity to the season, and festivities are held in local churches and communities. Many Australians spend the holidays at the beach or in camping grounds to enjoy the special Christmas delicacies and to exchange gifts.

Sydney is Australia’s most famous city which inspires people to visit during the Christmas holidays. It is where you find the World Heritage site of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo and the Sea Life Aquarium with its unique animals and marine life, and the ever popular Bondi Beach with its turquoise waters, white sands, and gently flowing waves. These beautiful images never fail to attract tourists to this cosmopolitan city to experience its diverse culture, heritage, and its various sporting and cultural events. 

Sydney's Iconic Christmas Feast 

Spending Christmas in Australia is not typical as it comes at the beginning of the hot summer months, where hot roast dinners are not served and cold turkey, ham, seafood, green salads, cold custard pudding, and ice cream are standard fare. The popular Christmas dessert is a meringue-based cake with whipped cream and fresh fruits that are served during parties and gatherings.

There is so much to do in Sydney - you can catch a ferry cruise ride from Sydney Harbour to Manly, or enjoy spectacular events, like Mardi Gras, the Sydney Festival, and the fireworks display on New Year's Eve among many others. Shopping is a delight for many travelers or any local since international brands are available in many trendy malls and boutiques along the city.

Sydney’s streets are festive with bright lights and decors including the digital projections in the historic Martin's Place. To cap the Christmas holidays, visit the night markets for gifts and the Pitt Street Mall to hear angelic Christmas carols.

Dubrovnik, South Croatia

Another must-see place during the Christmas holidays is the enchanted city of Dubrovnik. It is the so-called paradise on earth as well as the Pearl of the Adriatic. It is a stunning city in Southern Croatia, a stone-throw away from the Adriatic Sea. A visit to Dubrovnik is a historic trip into the past. It is known for its Old Town that is encircled by humongous stone walls that were constructed in the 16th century. 

There are many historical buildings and museums in this UNESCO World Heritage site, and going there is like a trip into ancient history. Among the historic structures are the Church of St. Blaise, the Renaissance Sponza Palace, and the Gothic Rector's Palace. The streets are paved with limestone and the plaza is lined up with iconic restaurants and shops.

Where to Stay in Dubrovnik

There are many accommodations in Dubrovnik, from 1 star to 5-star hotels. Among the more famous ones are The Pucic Palace, Villa Dubrovnik, Royal Princess Hotel, Hotel Kazbek, Grand Villa Argentina, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik Hotel and many others. There are many other hotels in the Old Town and a few more around the town, but they are relatively more expensive. The mid-range hotels or those that are less expensive are found along the Lapad and Babin Kuk Peninsula, situated in the western city of the city. There are many hotels to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. Accommodation is never a hindrance to enjoying the Christmas season on this Old Town of Dubrovnik.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Is Instagram Star Zac Efron Influencing The Use Of Anabolic Steroids?

The beefcake is back - with his buff body and ripped muscles that were posted to his millions of fans and followers on Twitter and Instagram. To get the coveted role of Matt Brody, as a lifeguard in the film Baywarch, Zac Efron had months of intensive training and a strict diet of - no carbs for nine days, no sugar, and only organic protein and vegetables.

The actor is so proud of his well-sculpted body, that he was caught swinging topless from bars and rings into the air, with his biceps bulging, shoulders swelling, and his well-sculpted six-pack abs shown to the max. He was shirtless in a pair gray shorts and American style boxers, that was put on display in some scenes of the film.

Zac's coming out put fears that men in trying to emulate celebrities, could turn to quick fixes like anabolic steroids to transform their lean body frames into a Hollywood beefcake.

So, was Zac on anabolic steroids?

With hard work and smart diets, Zac can bulk up to attain his impressive body frame - no drugs and years of intensive training. However, there are likely pieces of evidence, though unfounded, that he may have used steroids to beef up, to wit:

---it took him months not years to transform, which naysayers say are unlikely;---he trained with Rock, known for steroid use, makes Zac guilty by association;---a more masculine face with wider/blocky chin and jaw are signs of steroid use;---aging face and deeper voice are symptoms of higher testosterone levels;---increased body hair and receding hairline may be due to 5 to 10 times increase in the hormone for building muscle mass.

The verdict based on above allegations is that Zac in on the take.

That’s a sample of allegations that you can’t look like Zac without chemical use. However, there are a few who are voicing out a contrary opinion, to wit:

Zac's look can be achieved naturally, but hard to maintain for a long period of time. It takes hard work, sacrifice, and long periods in the gym. At 28 years old, and 5'8" Zac's body built and age is a great size for bodybuilding. He must be around 170 lbs., when the pictures were taken, a peak condition for most bodybuilders. Peaking is the best physique attainable over a short period of time like a few days. This tapers off to manageable levels since the peak is hard to maintain.

A strong possibility is that Zac peaked for around two weeks to film the ripped muscle scenes, and then reverted to normal physique for the rest of the film. Actors are known to get ripped if they need a body builder's form in their films - like Brad Pitt in Fight Club or Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa. Stallone was known to have an intense body building workout for the fight scenes in Rocky Balboa and eased off during the rest of the film.

We can't discount that Stallone didn't use performance enhancing drugs at that time when he was in his 40's. But, Zac Efren is only 28. For his age and stature, it is easier for him to have that ripped body since he has the funds to hire the right people to help him: a Personal trainer, to schedule his gym time and workout; Full- time Personal Trainer to track down his routine and sees to it that the guy has enough work space and equipment; Chef and Nutritionist to make sure that Zac gets the best food and nutrition, among other people.

How to Look Like Zac Efron

To look like Zac Efron, you need to have the right people to help you every day as well as have the dedication to do strenuous exercises in the gym. You can look like Zac in two to three years if you can follow this strict regimen. You can also do it yourself if you lack the needed resources to make it happen. You just need to put in time, knowledge, and great efforts to change the way you look.

You don't need to take juices for that!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016


Wall Street is the so called metonym for the United States financial market. It is a 1.1km strip that traverses from Broadway  to South Street and is home to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Big Board as how NYSE is sometimes called, is the  world’s largest stock exchange and includes other well known bourses like NASDAQ and the New York Mercantile Exchange.  Traders like Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffet, Bernie Madoff among many others are the iconic investment gurus that thrive  on the site.

The unofficial credo of Wall Street is said to be “greed is good.” Nonetheless, the lusting financial markets have now tapered  down, despite of a 30 percent increase in stock market prices; and a bull run that is expected to hold out till the end of the year. Many analysts expected a healthy pull back despite encouraging trends. But, investors were advised to prepare for a  market correction---- or a 5 to 10 percent decline, anytime soon.

Despite the rally in share prices, investors were lukewarm on the uptick; and recalculated their portfolios to include more  blue chip stocks that pay higher dividends. These types of investments have the financial muscle to survive any market  adjustment that may take place in the future.

Greed is good, if you can cover your back to see that you don’t lose your shirt in the process. As per Wall Street lingo, you  only play with money that you can afford to lose.

Here's to better investment opportunities for 2016!


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I am given a special request to write about live streaming. It’s still on my queue and I am just staring at it. The gray area does not want to work anymore. I am tired. I just like to hang loose and do some bubbling. I am too fed up with the techie stuff. It is nice to do something different and lighthearted like this post.

With just four days away, preparations for family celebrations are now in full gear. Everybody is abuzz --- going to and fro, finalizing the last minute details before D-Day. They don’t include me anymore in the preparations. The last time they did, I chopped the “litson” (roasted pig) into small portions and gave it away for the squatter families nearby. After that fiasco, I am out of the most menial task in the kitchen.

So, here I am staring at the blank computer screen, cranking my head to write about live streaming. But nothing comes out. Only nothingness and a blank space.


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