Sunday, October 25, 2009

Skype Full Download Offline Installer

Skype Full Download Offline Installer

All this while I am using the MSN, Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk to talk to my friends from different countries, and due to certain policy, and some of the country or their office not able to use the MSN, Yahoo Messenger or Google Talk, so that last few days we seek for another alternative solution, then tested a great tool is Skype. To download the Skype is very easy, and just need to search from Google for Skype download, then you can get it from Skype official website to download the mini installer, but not a full download copy. Most of the office are blocking us to install it using mini installer through the proxy, so we need to use the full copy of Skype Installer.

If you want to distribute for your friends with standalone full version so called offline Skype full installer, then you can refer to below link to download it. During installation or after setup, we can change the display language just using one button (under Tools –> Change Language), example change from English to Chinese, or other language that you preferred. Simple, and easy to use.


Skype Official site mini download installer (for Windows version) link: Skype for Windows 

Skype full download installer (Standalone Offline version) link: Skype Full Installer

*Note: After installed, you can click on ‘Help’ –> ‘Check for Updates’ to download and install the latest Skype version for more features and bug fixed.


When I try to use the Skype to call my friends from China, Taiwan, and US, the quality is fantastic, and just now I installed it in another computer to try it out within the same network. Wow, just same as what we are using the normal phone, and the quality really good.

I will start ask my friends use the Skype now, and it is not only save money if you want to talk to someone who has the Internet access, and even we can buy the Skype credit to call to another normal circuit phone or Mobile phone around the world. We can buy the Skype credit online though Credit Card or PayPal account. It really proved that the VoIP (Voice over IP) is get improve a lot compare to last few years back.

I believe the ISP (Internet Service Provider) already established their service with Mobile Service Providers to reduce the cost using VoIP, and once the International Infrastructure backbone upgraded to 10GB bandwidth across countries, then by that time we can talk to our friends face to face using this type of tool like real time performance through cam.

Skype not only support Windows (including the Windows 7) OS, and we can use it on Mac OS, Linux operating system, and even we can download it into Mobile phone like iPhone, Nokia N8x series, or other type of Windows Mobile based phone. Skype already partnered with a lot of Service Provider to provide a lot of great services, and it really benefit to us. Daily, there are more than million of Skype users are using Skype at the same time, but they still can maintain the quality of the service. Skype, Good Job!



Skype Offline Full Download! Ease for Distribution!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Many reasons for us to stop Smoking


Malaysia have been increased the price for the cigarette for many times since last two years, the purpose is to reduce the rate of smokers, and put in the control / policy for the advertisement and today we won’t see the cigarette advertisement in most of the media channels.

I have been took the SALEM for many years, and yesterday I have to pay RM9.30 for 1 pack. Today, I am start thinking that is it the right time to stop smoking now. As I read one article many years before, and know that if we stop smoke before age 35 years old, then should not have huge impact to our health. To stop smoking, it really need to put in a lot of effort, as I did try it before and stop smoking for a year in last few years back till I joined one of the IT solution company then start smoking again till now.

Few of my friends did try to stop smoking as well, but after few weeks or months, then they start smoke again, because of friends. This is one of the key show stopper for most of the people, so I am thinking that if I want to stop smoking, then mean that I have to learn how to reject from my friend, but still go out with them, or follow them to smoking area, and even in clubbing time without smoke. Sound like very difficult!

My friend did ask me why am I like to smoke, and usually I did ask myself too, but I don’t have a good reason I need to smoke, but in other side, I am really care my health now, as after certain age, most of the people start look for better health, and save more money. My answer always is I don’t know, then my friend ask to stop since without any reason to smoke, and can save a lot of money a year too. I believe a lot of people has the same answer too, as they can’t find a good reason for the smoking, and how smoke can help them. They are your good friends if they advise you stop smoking!

In Malaysia, almost every box of cigarette printed with various type of cancel pictures to advise people stop to smoke, and I total agree this is a good solution as I am one of the smoker start think about health after look at the picture every time I smoke. At the same time, I believe tourist will have the same concern too, as I got a lot of feedback from our friends that other countries didn’t implement this. It really make them stop buy the cigarette in Malaysia, but some of them will buy from the Airport duty free store before enter to our country.

There are many reasons for us to stop smoking, and it is not only help ourselves and even good for our family health. I won’t say how it benefit us, and we just simply search from Google or Yahoo then will know all of them. The most important thing now is you need to ask yourself why you want to stop smoking, how confidence you can make it and when you want to start? If you don’t have answer now, then never mind and try to ask those questions every morning until you know it, then only you can really stop smoking without any influence from your friends and environment.


Stop Smoking! Better Health! Save Money!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dell Mini Smartphone compete Apple iPhone & Nokia?

 Dell Mini Smartphone vs iPhone and Nokia

Dell recently move very fast to expand their business, outsourcing to contract manufacturers, acquired IT services provider Perot Systems for $3.9 billion, and next may be is to launch Dell Mini Smartphone (using Google Android OS) to United State with AT&T mobile network operator early next year based on Wall Street Journal (WSL) reports. By that time, Dell Mini Smartphone really can compete with major AT&T subscribers Apple iPhone, next Nokia Smartphone still is a BIG question.

Dell acquired Perot System, so that it able to provide the IT solution service which able to compete with HP, and for the mobile phone market is still a huge opportunity as future most of the people will use the Smartphone rather than carry the Computer Laptops or Netbooks. Because, the famous Smartphone already built in the key applications which people use it every day (i.e. email apps, Internet browsers, music and video players, office used applications like word / excel / powerpoint, PDF viewer, and some famous interact portal like Facebook / Twitter / MySpace, world maps, etc), with Camera / Video recorder features, and most important is 3G or Wireless ready and able to access to Internet anytime anywhere. The Smartphone really convenient than Netbooks in future with more storage capacity and hologram readiness in next few years.

I believe Dell start sell Mobile Phone, is same as Nokia start on Computer Netbooks marketing strategy, as Apple already has their market share on both, and especially since Apple launched the iPod then follow by iPhone to become a key leader on this daily used technology device company.

We all can see the recent business trend has change, last few years most of the companies try to invent the new technology by themselves and try to release into market as soon as other competitors to gain the market share. But recent years, those key players already move their focus on the marketing and sales strategies, and outsource the R&D to other companies or merge with well established new technology companies to provide the new services and products to their customers within short period of times.

By next year, if new Dell Smartphone has more features and functionalities compare to Apple iPhone or Nokia Smartphone with good marketing strategies, then may be it can take over 5 to 10 percents of market share within a year in US to become of one of the famous Mobile phone provider.



Dell Mini Smartphone! Enter Mobile Phone World!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Facebook Cafe World Tips and Tricks

Cafe World Logo

I am believe you may like the Facebook Cafe World game if you are playing the Restaurant City for after few months. You can earn coins as tips from your friends in Cafe World which is not same as Restaurant City. I saw most of my friends start play the Cafe World, and I just start try to play it and not bad, is quite fun and has different technique too. Lets share with you what I found, then we can play it together to pass time.


Facebook Cafe World Tips and Tricks:-

  1. This is not same as Restaurant City, so you can’t use the island table design in Cafe World, as they people not clever enough move in your round table. Mean time, you can put your table like class room design first, and once I found a better idea, then will share with you.Cafe World Table
  2. If you are not able to play Cafe World all the time, then you need to check when is your next available time to play, then choose the right dish in your cookbook to match your time based on the ‘Ready in:’.
  3. In order to gain more money, one of the important point is you need to keep on open your Cafe World without close it to ramp your Cafe World rank, so that every customer give you good feedback and attract more customer to your Cafe Restaurant.
  4. If you want to speed up your level, then you need to spend more time to play game and choose the dish with 5 mins or 15 mins one, although you get much coins, but you gain Cafe experience point faster.
  5. You can get reward if you always visit your friends Cafe shop, you will gain extra 5 cafe points and 20 coins. So, in another word is try to invite your friends to play the Cafe World to be your Cafe World neighbor, then if one day you can visit more than 50 friends, the you will increase your Cafe World Level faster to get next level up.Cafe World Reward
  6. You need to expand your Cafe size, so that you can put more tables to serve your Cafe customer to gain more coins, but you need to remember to put your tables near your counters, and counters near the stoves, and try to keep your waiter and chef movement less than 8 steps for better performance.
  7. One important point is before you use your gift to get more coins, lets make sure all your tables full with customers first then only use it, so that you won’t waste your gift for just 1 or 2 customers with less return. If not just keep your gift first, until you expand your Cafe to bigger size.
  8. If you have a lot of money, then you can purchase the dish to cook, then delete it again, and buy then cook again. for example, you can buy pizza for 5 hours using 400 coins, then each time you buy and cook, you can gain at least 21 exp, then you delete it and buy again. Using this method, you can gain a lot of experience within short time to next level.
  9. I did mention use the class room table design is good way to attract more customer, but the first row near your counter can leave middle empty space so that your waiters can pass through it to next row of table. If you want to use the island table design, then don’t close your table with your counter, you can leave both end table a space between your counter and your island table design.


I always say the time management is very important, as I don’t want my friends put too much time to play game without take care other things, especially your family and try not to play it during office office, unless is during lunch time then should be reasonable.

I do write some of the Facebook games tips and tricks, and you can refer to my ‘Games’ category.


Facebook Cafe World! Lets Call Your Friends@Cafe World!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Penang Restaurant – Hard Rock Hotel Penang Starz Diner

Hard Rock Hotel Penang


Last few days, we had team lunch at Hard Rock Hotel Penang Starz Diner restaurant. We choose Hard Rock Hotel Starz Diner as a lot of people promote the food is good in the Internet, especially the International cuisine buffet dinner, comfortable environment, able to view the Starz Diner chefs to cook and serve, and the price is reasonable compare to other expensive restaurants in other Penang Hotel.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang Guitar

One of our colleague called Hard Rock Hotel Penang and requested for the seat reservation, the the receptionist told him is fully booked. So, I checked from Internet and found another contact then called Hard Rock Hotel Penang again, then request them to transfer the call to Starz Diner Restaurant. The lady told me their restaurant is not fully booked, and they do have buffet dinner (International cuisine) on Friday and Saturday. The price per pax is RM78++ (half price for kids). So, I requested her to send me the buffet menu, some photos, contact, etc and provided my email address, and she said will send to me in another half an hour before lunchtime.

Hard Rock Penang Pool Drink

Around 3pm on that day, I give them a call again, and they said will send to me as they have problem on the email system. Until today, I didn’t receive any email from them, but we already tried the food in Starz Diner restaurant, and is not the buffet dinner.

Hard Rock Starz Diner

We enjoyed our time in Starz Diner restaurant, had some fun activities in Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the food presentation is great, but the taste… ai… below some feedbacks after lunch..

Hard Rock Starz Diner Table

Feedback 1: The FOOD looks yummy…


Feedback 2: Vegetarian set is not vegetarian food…

Hard Rock Starz Diner Vegetarian

Feedback 3: Taste like rubber…

Hard Rock Starz Diner Meat

Feedback 4: Not fresh and Sushi King one is better, only 12+ …

Hard Rock Starz Diner Salmon

Feedback 5: Price not equal to food quality…

Hard Rock Starz Diner Food Quality

Feedback 6: Is it same chef for buffet dinner? if same then better not to try, 78++ not cheap…

Hard Rock Starz Diner Fish

May be still new for them and they need time to improve. I am planning to try the Starz Diner buffet dinner with my family then buy Hard Rock T-shirt, as there are still a lot of people give the good feedback in the Internet. I really hope Starz Diner can gather more feedbacks and comments from their customers then improve it ASAP, as there are many great restaurants in Penang and a lot of choices too.



Penang Restaurant Name: Hard Rock Hotel Penang - Starz Diner

Hotel Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100, Penang, Malaysia

Hotel Contact Number: 604-881 1711 (request transfer to Starz Diner)

Hotel Fax Number: 04-881 2155

Starz Diner Opening Hours:
6.30am – 11.00pm, Sunday – Thursday
6.30am – 4.00am, Friday - Saturday



Hard Rock Hotel Penang Starz Diner! Need Improvement!


Noted: Above pictures are captured by Keith Tan who love to take photo, enjoy food and make joke.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Half of AT&T’s iPhone Users wish to change Provider if possible

AT&T Iphone Users

AT&T has been working with Apple for quite sometime, and most of the smartphone AT&T customers are using the Apple iPhone. This is definitely increase the sales for these both giant companies, and Apple iPhone already become one of the best smartphone used by a lot of people. But recently the CFI Group survey results show that the half of the AT&T’s iPhone users wish to change to another service provider if possible, in order to have a stable 3G network or wireless service in United State.

The reports show that most of the AT&T subscribers not satisfy their service, and especially they always have the problem to connect to 3G network or wireless service, or the speed of Internet is too slow. They do complained a lot to AT&T service center, but they always not admit is their problem. In another way, they said the company plan to spend number of billion dollar to expand and upgrade their broadband infrastructure to provide better service to their customers and get ready for the business grow.

Another point of view, today with the great iPhone features and applications / games developed for iPhone, it really change a way for people to use the Internet rather to carry another computer laptops or Netbooks on the road, as it is really convenient and user friendly. Possible this is one of the reason that million of smartphone users access the Internet at the same time and generate huge network activities and cause the AT&T network not stable.

So far in U.S., AT&T is the only one offering the iPhone with the existing deal with Apple. If they are under estimate their competitors capability, and with the bad customer satisfaction, then AT&T may loss their customers within these few years. After they spend so much on their infrastructure in next 1 or 2 years, then the return may take longer if the customers switch to other service provider, and the competitors really provide good service to their subscribers.

There are a lot of programs available in the Internet for people to download and crack the Apple iPhone firmware in order to support other mobile service provider SIM card. Some of the mobile phone retailer provide this type of service to their customer, even they have a special card to put between SIM card and the phone socket to crack the system to support other mobile service provider network. If the user has different lines (subscribe from different providers or from his / her family or friends), then they may try it out to decide whether they need to change or not.

So, I believe once the contract end for the existing AT&T’s iPhone subscribers, then they may switch to other mobile service provide if AT&T haven’t upgrade and improve their 3G network or wireless infrastructure within next 12 months, and customer still experience on the slow network traffic or intermittent service drop under AT&T network coverage.

Before the situation turn to very bad, and really hope that AT&T able to come out a solution or extra free service to retain their customers to increase their satisfaction first in order to buy time for them to upgrade and improve their network coverage and broadband service. AT&T smart decision make billion!


AT&T’s iPhone Users! Be Patient!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some Viagra has Side Effects and look for Impotence Treatment



I just get to know more on Viagra side effects yesterday from my friend (lets call him Doctor Tan) for the Mooncake Festival gathering. Thanks for the ‘moon cake’ for me to learn more for the Viagra side effects, as you may not know that if take too much moon cake with wine, and curry chicken at the same time, then it will have something like Viagra effect, but it won’t have any side effects compare to Viagra. Then I ask few questions, as I read the sexual dysfunctions article before. Doctor Tan told us this possible is one of the impotence treatment. Ha ha ha…

Few of us laugh many times when we talked about this Viagra topic, and no girl really want to near us for that half an hour. Doctor Tan told us recently he got few patients took too much Viagra and caused them got side effects. Most of them get the Viagra from illegal market or online store without consult doctor, and usually they got advise from friends, then just bought it. Serious one have to take a week off and rest at home, then get series of treatments and many type of medicines from Doctor. At the end, they have to spend more money to recover and get back their health, and told the Doctor how much Viagra he took, when to use it, what type of symptoms after take the Viagra, even they have to tell the Doctor the whole progress before / after took the Viagra.

They’re not feel shame to look for Doctor when they are having the Viagra side effects, then I think why don’t you consult your Doctor to introduce the right Viagra for you, or where to get the recommended or proven good Viagra without side effects, or seek for better impotence treatment. This is serious, and don’t simply listen from your friends then just use it, unless / at least your friend is Doctor.

Doctor Tan told us is not everyone suitable to take Viagra, and Viagra has different categories, different ingredients, and different grades vs prices from the suppliers. Some people don’t have the sexual dysfunction problem, but they take Viagra to improve their performance for the sports activities, or even some countries the Doctor choose and use the right Viagra for the altitude sickness. We never hear this before until Doctor Tan told us yesterday!

Below are few questions and answers that we discussed yesterday night, and I think the best answer is you consult your Doctor who you can trusted.

When is the best time to take Viagra before lovemaking?

Doctor Tan told us the best is before 1 ~ 3 hours, and we need to have basic sexual stimulation (physical touch or logical imagination) then it will help to make a men erection.


What is the possible Viagra side effects?

Doctor Tan told us, most of the men took Viagra has mild headache after few hours, and some of them have stomach pain, body turn warm, thirst, or worse case is their muscle very pain and can’t relax, visual got problem, vomiting, itching skin, diarrhea, then need to seek for treatment from Doctor.


How much for the Viagra in the market?

Doctor Tan told us those recommended Viagra price is around MYR 20 ~ 60, and is depend on the usage or our health situation.


What type of food not to mix with Viagra?

Doctor Tan told us when we take the Viagra before 4 hours or within 12 hours, try avoid to take too much of bacon or hot dogs (especially cured meats), as certain chemical from Viagra and those food may kill us if we are weak.


Can we take Viagra everyday?

Doctor Tan told us there are certain type of Viagra that is save for us to use it daily, but need to control on number of dose.


What type of food combine with Viagra for more effectiveness?

Doctor Tan told us try to get more wheat, milk and nut, as this type of food contains Vitamin E, and is good for our blood circulation. The best is consult doctor first if we plan to take Viagra with Vitamin E food, as is not everyone is suitable and depend on our health.


Can I buy Viagra from online store without consult Doctor?

Doctor Tan told us we can buy the Viagra from online, but need to check through those companies profile and history, or can send them an email to ask for detail. The best still is consult from our Doctor, and he will guide us where to get the Viagra and which type of Viagra brand is suitable for us.


What need to avoid for better performance if take the Viagra?

Doctor Tan told us try to avoid smoke and alcohol, have a good rest, and without heavy exercise before sex.


Who can not take the Viagra?

Doctor Tan told us if we have any records of stroke, heart diseases, high blood pressure, asthma, migraine headache, anemia then we try not to take the Viagra and better look for the natural impotence treatment.


This is really a good session with my friends during this Mid-Autumn Festival and learn a lot from them, and usually we won’t get so much information without a friend who is Doctor. We do make a lot of jokes during that time, even talk about the sex toys available in many countries or online store, and they are really open-minded, but not our country. We all laugh and laugh! :)


Other information:-

Understand More on Vitamins for Our Health
Suffer from Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence or Loss of Sexual Power)?



Some Viagra has Side Effects! Look for Better Impotence Treatment!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mid-Autumn Festival 2009 with Great Moon Cake & Lantern


Moon Cake

Tomorrow (3/Oct/2009) is Mid-Autumn festival 2009 (中秋節 2009), and there are a lot of people start gather together tonight to have a pre Mid-Autumn festival party to eat and taste the different type of moon cakes, and children will play the lanterns then walk around their house. Actually, we are having the great moon cake (just received it from China Beijing) & play the lanterns now, and at the same time we celebrate birthday for our niece. :)

Moon Cake Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) is a big day for China, and most of the companies and government departments off from 1/Oct/2009 ~ 8/Oct/2009 as holidays, and there have great celebration like moon cake competition, lantern competition, etc in different area and cities. My friends from Xiamen told me that Moon Festival is more important than Chinese New Year, and that why they do have long holidays. Usually they will gather within these few days for below activities.

  • Eat different type of moon cakes
  • Chit chat with their family and friends outside under the moon
  • Play lanterns and light up the candles around their house
  • Some people will try the floating sky lanterns
  • Tell the ‘Chang E’ (嫦娥) story to their children
  • Visit temples

Same as Penang Autocity, tomorrow there will have a lantern show and celebration (may have lantern competition as well) from around 7pm ~ 11:30pm. So, we plan to have our dinner at Sushi King, then visit the show to get free lantern for our children to play, at the same time they can see various type of lantern design and enjoy the show over there. You can bring your family and friend there to enjoy the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival!





Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2009! Lets Enjoy Moon Cake and Play Lantern!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Philippines Flood - Need Your Help and Donation

Philippines Flood

People wade in the chest deep floodwater Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 in suburban Cainta, east of Manila, Philippines (Mike Alquinto / AP Photo)

Since last few days the Typhoon Ketsana (locally called ‘Ondoy’) attacked Philippines, there are more than 300 people been killed and hundred thousands of people have to leave their home. Philippines flood already caused more than 400,000 refugees are looking for shelter in public buildings, schools, etc. There are more than 1.8 million people have been impacted, especially the residents in Manila. They really need your help and donation, at least the food and water is the must for them.

Now, they are worry another storm (Typhoon Parma) may attack the Philippines again, possible reach in another two or three days. If it is happen in next few days, then it really make the current situation become worse, because they predict the Typhoon Parma could be more powerful than Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy). Lets pray for them!

If you are not able to be onsite to help them, then may be you can try to donate online or offline, and you can ask your family or friends make the donation as well. This is not only used to get more food, water, clothes, medicine, etc to them, and it can be used to rebuild their infrastructure, houses, etc, and help those hundred thousand people able to get through their difficult time. If you are one of them, then you also hope that someone can help you!


Few methods to make donations to help Philippines flood:-

1. Direct your donations to RedCross Philippine-
Choose “Typhoon Ondoy”

2. Donate via UNICEF USA – To donate to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in the Philippines, please visit: or call 1.800.4UNICEF.

3. Donate via – World Food Program
Help the Philippines Weather the Storm

4. You can also donate thru Ayala Foundation:

5. Donations may be designated as “Philippines floods” and sent to PWRDF at 80 Hayden St. , Toronto, Ont., M4Y 3G2. They can also be sent electronically through CanadaHelps.
For credit card donations, contact Ricky de Castro, PWRDF grants administrator, at 1-866-308-7973 or at (416) 924-9199 ext. 318.



Philippines Flood! Need Your Help and Donation!

H1N1 (Influenza A) Vaccine Ready by Next Week and around 7 Million Doses

H1N1 Vaccine


This is a good news that the H1N1 (Influenza A or Swine Flu) vaccine will be ready by next week and few H1N1 vaccine makers already start to ship the H1N1 vaccine (around 7 million doses) to various distribution centers.

As this is the first batch of H1N1 vaccine and only around 7 million doses, so mostly it will be provided to H1N1 high risk group people first.

    • Senior citizen age from 65 years and older (more than 60 years old need to take note)
    • Children below age 5 years (below 10 years old need to take note)
    • People on long-term aspirin therapy
    • Pregnant women
    • People with asthma, organ failure, diabetes mellitus, and other disease
    • People leave near by or in the nursing home or other chronic care facilities
    • People work in crowded areas like shopping centers, airports, governments service centers, tourists areas, restaurants, hotels, etc

National Institutes of Health mentioned that this H1N1 vaccine so far didn’t have any serious side effects and most of the testers have been immunized with good results.

Although a lot of people still worry about the side effects if take the H1N1 vaccine, and most of the feedback is wait and see the effect from other people first then only decide to take the H1N1 vaccine. But, there are certain group of people really want to take the H1N1 vaccine first, as this is the best precaution and even some of the rich people are willing to pay for it to be the first batch of people to get the H1N1 vaccine.

If you need to know where to get the H1N1 vaccine, then you can check with your government hospital, or local public health department. So far they didn’t announce the location or distribution center yet, and they plan to publish this information on once is it available.

I think you better take the H1N1 vaccine even you are not fall in the H1N1 high risk group, as you may not know when you will be get infected by H1N1 virus, and once you have been infected then it will spread to your family and friends. You need to take care yourself first, then only can take care your children or senior citizens. Try to get H1N1 vaccine as early as you can! :)


Other related H1N1 topics:-

Influenza A (H1N1) High Risk Group And H1N1 Symptoms And List of Hospitals
H1N1 (Influenza A) vs Common Flu
Don’t Panic! Swine Flu (H1N1) – 10 Things You Need to Know
Good News – One Dose of Swine Flu (Influenza A, H1N1) Vaccine Works



H1N1 Vaccine! 7 Million Doses! First Batch of People Get H1N1 Precaution!