TT - Books I've read (2)


  1. The Cat Mummy
  2. How To Start And Run A Small Book Publishing Company: A Small Business Guide To Self-Publishing And Independent Publishing
  3. The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel
  4. I Don't Know How She Does It
  5. Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
  6. For Matrimonial Purposes
  7. The Mistress of Spices
  8. The Anastasia Syndrome
  9. The Godfather
  10. Omerta
  11. 22 Indigo Place
  12. You Belong to Me
  13. Ocean Sea

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Thursday, January 31, 2008 At 10:08 AM | 3 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Need a House in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati is known for its green hills, variety of its neighborhoods, wooded suburbs, economical housing, great schools and economic stability. Many people are are planning to move into this wonderful place.

There should be no doubt concerning the plan. Cincinnati Real Estate agents would be glad to find the right house that you will be calling Home.

With everything that it offers, Cincinnati makes an interesting city to live in, both for couples--with or without kids--and singles.

Getting a house in Cincinnati is always fun although sometimes makes you a bit confused as they are all great.

But, don't you worry. You will get all you need to know about Cincinnati Homes from Amy's reliable team. You can find out more about them at http://www.amybsells.com.

Do you see the house on the picture? That is one of the properties that Amy and her team take care of. Isn't it lovely? Click on the pic to see more of the house--the pretty interior and the beautiful view outside the house.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 At 9:50 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Wordless Wednesday - My Breakfast

my unhealthy breakfast

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Where Can You Find Great Small Business Loans?

Yeah, I wonder where. I'm not that ready to apply for the Small Business Loans yet. However, if I were ready, I believe that AFS (Accommodative Financial Solutions) would make a great choice.

From what I learn at its website, AFS would be the one. Why?

It won't cost me any upfront fees, set up charges or hidden amount owing. Just perfect for such Small Business Loans.

With AFS, your loans are being processed quite quickly. You might even see the result of your loan application within 24 hours--as long as you meet the lender's requirements.

What can you do with the
Small Business Loans anyway?

There are many things--the useful ones of course. Such as to start a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) by turning one of the rooms in your house into a small office. Or, if you have already run a small business, the money can be used for an expansion--such as to get another set of computer or tractor, to hire a staff, or simply add it to your capital.

The best thing about this loan is that you don't have to repay it very soon. You may enjoy loan terms from 24-84 months.

Yet, I suggest that you be careful about it and use it only for your company's development or expansion.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 At 9:32 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Soeharto, the 2nd Indonesian President Passed away 27 January 2008

This morning, at ten o'clock, I was baking a cake for a family gathering at my Mom's. My daughter, Hana, was helping me was causing some chaos. Then, there was a news or something on TV regarding Soeharto, the dying former President of Indonesia--I didn't pay much attention because I was so busy with the eggs, flour, sugar etc.

Suddenly my daughter said, "Bunda (Bunda is an Indonesian word for Mother), Pak Suharto (Pak is Mister) passed away, you know, he was in critical condition."

I looked at her, then at the TV. It seemed like someone changed the channel. Then I said to Hana, "Oh, you're just making it up, aren't you?"

"Oh, Bunda...he was in critical condition..."

"Whatever, Hana..."

So, I went back to my baking and totally forgot about what my 3 year-old daughter had said. It wasn't that important for me, his death.

But, I was really surprised when I watched the TV at about 1.30 pm this afternoon, that he really passed away! It seems like my youngest brother heard what Hana said--he was spending the night at my place.

And, he said, "Kak (Kak/Kakak is Indonesian word for older sibling), Pak Harto died!...So, what your daughter said this morning was true. Did she have a vision or something?"

Ow, that's kinda scary for me. No, I believe my daughter was just saying it because his illness had been exposed widely on TV. Breaking news about his condition was shown almost every hour.

But, how do I feel about it--the death, I meant? Well, there are lots of things in my mind.

When I was little, at school I was taught that he was the Father of Indonesian Development. And, I saw him almost everyday on the only TV station in my country back then, TVRI. But then when I grew older, I learned other things about him. Especially when I was still a University student in 1998, the year that he finally decided to resign after the student protests and deadly riots.

When I knew that he was dying, honestly, I felt sorry for him--he was somehow part of my childhood memory as he was on TV a lot. Also now, after he is gone. He could have been remembered differently if he quitted being a president quite earlier, if he and his family--plus the people surrounding him--treated the nation differently.

But then, people have to accept the consequences of their actions--whoever they are, President or not.

I bet, now, Indonesian people are divided into two blocks. Those who still dislike him for what he did in the past and those who thought that life was easier when he was still President--now, life in Indonesia is quite rough, it is hard to make a living for a very large number of people. The second group of people just don't understand that what we are facing now has something to do with what he did.

Now, I don't know what the government will do with the legal process of his case--he was accused of corruption.

Tomorrow, he will be buried next to his wife in the central Java city of Solo. The Indonesian people are asked to have this seven-day period of mourning starting today. Too long. And, I wonder if it is necessary. I mean, why should you mourn for him for seven-day long and then still go with the trial?

Well, people come and go. That's life. It's his turn now. Tomorrow, it's somebody else's. Let's don't make a fuss about it. One day of mourning is ok, it's normal. 7 days? It's too much. Besides, Islam allows only three maximum days of mourning after someone is dead--Islam is Indonesia's dominant religion. Let Soeharto go peacefully. Too much mourning won't change anything.

It's better for Indonesians to just move ahead with their life and work hard to get out of the big problems.

*I write this journal only because of what my daughter said this morning.*

*My 8 year-old cousin protested the non-stop news on Soeharto's death on TV, she couldn't watch her favorite program because of that...poor her.*

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Sunday, January 27, 2008 At 10:24 PM | 2 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Saturday Photohunt - Old Fashioned


I think I have posted this pic somewhere sometimes ago, but this makes a great photo for the Saturday Photohunt theme this week: Old Fashioned.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Saturday, January 26, 2008 At 10:43 PM | 6 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Gift Ideas for the Upcoming Valentine's Day

Tell me, what have you been getting and what have you been giving for Valentine's Day? And, what is your favorite gift ever?

Mine would be valentine gift baskets with lovely decorations. But do men really care about those details? No, they don't. I have to admit. So, what should we do to get the valentines day gift baskets that we have been dreaming of?

No, don't tell them that we want the lovely designed st valentines day gift baskets. It's not that they won't get us. They will. But, won't you love it if the gift comes from their heart?

How to do that?

It's a tricky stuff. When you go out together to some shopping centers or any stores, just stand long enough in front of those kinds of gifts. Long enough to make them notice the cute stuff. Or, if you're with him at home or in some internet cafes, browse sites that show valentine gift baskets. Not only once. You have to do it several times before.

It is better for you to do it now. I mean, 3 weeks before the pinky day would be perfect.

Oops...you're a man? Reading this? Well, isn't it great? You don't need to have your girlfriend or wife to do any of the things above. You can simply order those valentines day gift baskets now and be the most romantic man ever in the special Valentine's Day. It is ok great if you bring along some flowers. Perfect!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 7:25 PM | 1 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Hana & Batavian Lamb Soup and Satay

Before we got married, my husband and I went there a lot. Consequently, his cholesterol level was was a bit high. Last week, we took Hana there for the very first time. She seemed to like it there.





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Choose the Right Web Host


Have you decided to get a web host? Have you start searching? Have you chosen one that meets your needs?

If the answer to the first answer is yes and to the 2nd and 3rd are no, you definitely need to visit Web Hosting Choice. There, you can get a list of web hosting companies and the Web Hosting Specific Plans to help you make the right decision.

Make sure that you get the right service, the right plan. You don't want to end up working with a web host that doesn't meet your standards and needs.

*brought to you by Web Hosting Choice*

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 1:07 AM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Girls in a "Serious" Meeting



Yup, it was indeed serious...

This afternoon, I went to my friend's house--the friend who gave me the fashion writing job. Frankly speaking, I was kinda freaked out. As I said, she is a perfectionist. I was afraid that my writing didn't meet her standard.

But, she said, she loved it. And, alhamdulillah, there will be more projects ahead.

Yet, it's not about the projects that excited me most. It's about how the meeting was held!

She told me the good news and the plans ahead in her bedroom, in her bed, surrounded by her two pretty funny daughters who kept trying to get her attention---which was fun! We sat and lay in her bed--chitchatted in between serious conversations and some diagrams she made. It was merrier after her high school friend--I'm her elementary school pal who became her best friend--who also works for her came over and joined us.

It was the coolest meeting I've ever had. And even better, this friend of hers brought one package of onion crispy chips along with the yummy spicy sauce. For me, it was more like a party than a meeting!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Friday, January 25, 2008 At 7:08 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Find Your Love Now

About 6 years ago, I was single. I had no boyfriend. Yet, I knew that it was time for me to get one--I had finished my study and had been working for quite some time. But, men that my friends proposed to me were either beyond my reach or didn't fit my standard.

So, I thought I wasn't the kind of person who can use the help of a matchmaker. I decided to find the man myself. I was used to the internet and had been using a program that could help me find new friends. And, I tried to look for the one that I would be spending my whole life with there.

And, I found it. And, we've been married for 4,5 years.

It is not always 'dangerous' or heartbreaking finding a soul mate on the net. I did it quite successfully. So can you.

Now, the technology is even better. Not only can you use your pc but also your cell phone to get the right man to love you. Crush or Flush seems to be one your helpers.

There you can meet new people, get to know them better and select those that meet your standards, and finally choose one.

Don't hold on into your fear. Just try to get to know the system and decide whether it fits you or not. Well, at least, you've tried. Don't just sit there waiting. Even love requires some efforts.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 10:35 AM | 1 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Again, Save More Money

Money has been very tight for me lately. So, I find ways to save a lot of my money as well as others'.

And, I've just found another way to keep more bucks in your pocket, wallet or saving.

But hey, I don't ask you to stop shopping. Indeed, you can shop anytime you want. Yet, make sure you check SaveBuckets.

What do you wish to have now? Some Household Products? A new modem? Some new Sony PSP Games for the kids? Or...a gift for your hubby for the upcoming Valentine's Day? Yes, you can get them all.

But, how to save some money--lots of money--if you go shopping?

Simple.

You know what? SaveBuckets can help you compare prices of any of those things. You will find the best products with the best price ever. They have a huge list of products with as low as 0.1 pound sterling price. Isn't it amazing?

Now, go compare prices of all your needs at SaveBuckets, buy buy them, and smile for you have saved a lot!

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TT - Books I've read (1)


  1. Creative Wisdom for Writers (Paperback)
  2. Frankie, Peaches and Me (Stella Etc.)
  3. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  4. Nemesis (Miss Marple Mysteries)
  5. Who Moved My Cheese
  6. Third Year at Malory Towers
  7. A Lucky Luke adventure - Billy the Kid
  8. Asterix and the Big Fight
  9. The Sisterhood Of Traveling Pants
  10. The Cat Mummy
  11. The Princess Diaries
  12. The Mystery of the Green Ghost (Alfred Hitchcock & the Three Investigators 4)
  13. Good Old Secret Seven
Wanna guess the writer?


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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Thursday, January 24, 2008 At 11:25 PM | 8 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Save a Lot, Help Yourself, Help Others and Smile All Day!

I would smile all day if I get the chance to save lots of my money. Imagine...you are dying to try a product of this specific brand yet you don't know whether it suits you or not. And, the price might be quite high if you simply want it for a try. So, you just leave it behind, not knowing whether it does well on you or not--especially beauty products or makeups.

And, know what? You have just missed an opportunity to have a prettier face! What a loss!

I have the solution. A solution that YOU would love so much. It's not only about your beauty...but also every other thing in your house.

Who wants Free Stuff? I bet everyone is raising a hand.

And, now...what about Free Online Coupons? Or...better...Printable Grocery Coupons?

Don't you just love them all?!

Oh yeah, you definitely can SAVE A LOT with those free stuff and coupons! No need to worry about the bill. No need to have headaches while choosing stuff in the grocery store.

Everything is there for you for free.

All you have to do is simply Signing up to become a member of the MySavings community. No need to frown. No, you are NOT obliged to PAY. Not a dime. Nothing.

Just be one of those thousands of new members who have the opportunity to receive free grocery coupons and product samples which are updated daily.

And, do you know what? This is not only for your own benefits. Have you seen a lady in the Oprah Show who managed to help her community with all the coupons and free samples that she collected? Don't you feel like helping others the way she did?

If you can lend a hand, why don't you do it? And, better, you don't have to spend lots of money to do so. All you need is getting yourself registered and get the coupons! And, the next thing you know...you help others--if you can't help others, at least you can help yourself.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 9:34 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

WW - Javanese Wedding



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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 At 12:47 AM | 14 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

When You Need an Office Chair or Two

I work at home. Yet, I have my own working space. It contains a desk, an office chair, a laptop and a calendar. I insisted to my husband that an office chair is obligatory.

Why?

Office chairs
are designed for comfort. You sit there all day long, work hard--on writings, numbers, reports, etc--and you won't feel tired at all.

That is why I need one. I have tried with ordinary chairs and I felt uncomfortable at all and couldn't finish any of my tasks.

What about real offices? Of course, they need real office furniture! Comfortable ones so that the employers finish the job with ease and don't feel grumpy over an uncomfortable chair!

The ones I love most is the leather computer chairs. I used to work as a secretary and know what? When my boss wasn't around, I tried his comfy leather office chair. And, it felt soooo good it took me minutes to get out of it.

They might cost a lot. But not always. There are some credible manufacturers that offer affordable prices. Inter County is one of them. It offers some with an 8-year guarantee and high-quality. Yet, the price is reasonable and you can order online.

So, whether it is for your office or your SOHO, get one (or some) for it might influence your business future!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 12:22 AM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Going Back to School?


I've just got a job related to school stuff. And, guess what...I suddenly want to go back to school! This such a big desire burns in my heart and mind. I want to feel the excitement of doing some assignments, finishing some projects, preparing myself for exams!

They do sound interesting, don't they?

And, do you know which program I'd like to take? It's Creative Writing. I actually have applied for a scholarship--I can't afford it if I have to pay...poor me!--but, they said, "No, sorry, you are not the one!"

Tck!

But, that is ok. I just hope one day I can go back to school. It doesn't have to be now. It can wait. As long as there's a Creative Writing program, I still want to go back to school. And, it has to be abroad!

I don't ask too much, do I?

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Monday, January 21, 2008 At 8:30 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

How to Fill Your House with Beauty

I was amazed when I found Furniture from Home. There I saw how I wanted my house to look like. The sofa, the bed, everything. They just look perfect.

And, it seems like the owner knows how to create a great website. The design is not complicated, yet it covers everything people like me--potential buyers--wish to see.

I happen to have this pretty bed queen size my husband and I bought for our wedding bedroom about four and a half years ago. And, it might be the best time to get a king size one since we seem to enlarge after this almost 5 years of marriage. The Dark Wood Sleigh Bed would look great in my bedroom!

And, the Youth Painted Doll House Bed...I bet my daughter would love it more than anything!

Now, tell me, what do you have in mind when you see the above picture of the Creamy Corduroy Couch Love Seat And Accent Chair Furniture Sets? Don't you just love it? I imagine myself having a great time with the whole family there.

It's always nice to redecorate your home. And, Furniture from Home will surely be able to help you through the wonderful journey of redecorating...and turning your home into an endless beauty as they also provide you with useful tips!

Have a nice home!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Saturday, January 19, 2008 At 11:24 PM | 1 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Save Yourself with Payday Loans

You're not the only one experiencing financial problems. There are lots of people out there, thousands, millions. So, no need to feel embarrassed. Yet, make sure to find a way out.

While finding it out, at least save yourself within the few days before the next payday comes. Yes, it is ok for you to get payday loans. However, ensure that as soon as you receive your salary, pay the loans back. Otherwise, you are letting yourself drowned in another problem.

Also only apply for the best cash advance--a perfect one if possible! And, don't forget: a secure one as well.

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Friday, January 18, 2008 At 11:55 PM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

First Friday's Feast 2008


Appetizer
What is your favorite beverage?


Iced Moccachino


Soup
Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.


A book where I write some ideas, a calendar and snack! *and my 2008 resolution is loosing weight!*


Salad
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?


8 :D


Main Course
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?


Paris, changed into Nadiah...Hahaha!


Dessert
What stresses you out? What calms you down?


Not enough time, too many things to do
Chocolate, Cheese Cake and Ice Cream!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 3:10 PM | 4 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Hijab on Yahoo! Avatar

Yippie! I've just found out that they have hijab on Yahoo! Avatar, so I don't have to put on some scarves n hats to cover my hair and neck...

These lovely brown outfits are great on me, aren't they?

Don't I look skinny and pretty there?

Yeah...I love Yahoo! Avatars...

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On At 4:03 AM | 1 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

TT - The Beauty of Indonesia













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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Thursday, January 17, 2008 At 1:23 PM | 8 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Buy Your Medicines Online

If you once dreamed of contacting your pharmacy online, now you can have it come true!

All you have to do is simply get to this site and find such a wide selection of prescription drugs.

Just name your health problems, heartburn, headache, allergies...all the medications are all there.

Don't worry about the safety and security, all medications are approved by FDA. And, they surely have U.S Licensed Physicians with whom you can have free consultations. So, you are in good hands and well served.

By buying there--guess what!--you can get 10% discount! I bet everyone loves discounts. So, what's the waiting for? Go heal yourself!

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Wordless Wednesday - My Baby Hana and Her Yummy Chicken




Don't you feel like having some?

WW

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 At 8:52 PM | 7 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

Beautiful Mailboxes

Do you still receive non-paperless mails? I do. And, it feels just good to hear the sound of the envelopes getting cut.

Most mails would be the credit card bills and some letters from the bank--not that I have any debts or whatsoever. But, there are also some postcards from my family living abroad--there is this old lady who loves sending postcards from the places she travels to...oh yeah, she does travel a lot!

Some couriers just threw away the mails to my porch. But, the front yard is quite big. So, sometimes the mail lands on the wet lawn and gets dirty.

And, I decided that it is time for me to get a mailbox. I'd like one a white one with polished brass mailbox signature.

I went searching on the net and found these Gaines Mailboxes. You should check them out. They've got beautiful Keystone Mailboxes. Also, some other pretty designs.

Plus, they offer free shipping for today! If you have the same need with mine, a new mailbox...there is no better place to go to but Gaines Mailboxes!

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By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 At 6:28 AM | 0 opinion(s), wanna share yours? |

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