Should I Have Plastic Surgery?

If you’re thinking about having plastic surgery, you are not alone. According to a survey reported by the Huffington Post, more than 70% of females polled by a woman’s magazine in 2011 wanted to undergo these procedures, while nearly 50% intended to have cosmetic surgery in the future. In the years following this report, and the economic recession, the popularity of these procedures has not waned. In fact, one source recently estimated that more than 50,000 plastic surgery operations took place in the UK during one year alone. These operations have become extremely popular during the last few decades, with … Continue reading Should I Have Plastic Surgery?

What is “7” to Malaysia Airlines: Is it a Lucky Number?

Further to My Useful Tips earlier blog in March this year on the disappearance of MH 370 (feel free to click the link to read the article: http://www.myusefultips.com/final-flight-mh370the-greatest-mystery-aviation-history/#sthash.CJre6phb.dpbs),  another Malaysia Airlines plane (Flight 17)  encountered a tragic accident on July 17, 2014. While on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, MH 17 crashed on a conflict zone near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, near the Ukraine-Russia border, allegedly shot down by a missile, killing everyone on board: 283 passengers and 15 crew. This is a very unfortunate incident not only for the management and staff of Malaysia Airlines but … Continue reading What is “7” to Malaysia Airlines: Is it a Lucky Number?

Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”

When I opened the Bible (which I seldom do as most of the time my research activities are done on the Web) to check on Gospel readings for July, it surprisingly opened to where Chapter 13 of St. Matthew is inscribed, the Parable of the Sower! While this Parable may be one of the well known Bible stories, I am just not so keen about it. I don’t know why it happened that the said page was the first to open up but I felt there was a purpose, probably it was a challenge posed to me by God on … Continue reading Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”

“Making Waves” in Another Country: Is It Easy?

The preceding blog on Migration, entitled “The New Wave of Immigrants in the U.S.” briefly discussed on why people emigrate. People move freely, transport out their families to other countries and look for better opportunities, if and when given the chance. It is their inherent right to travel to any place either for leisure or for exploration purposes, be it for business, employment or to build a new home. When people decide to move out to a new place, what they have in mind is a positive stance, that everything will fall into place, that it will make their lives … Continue reading “Making Waves” in Another Country: Is It Easy?

The New Wave of U.S. Immigrants

So, why do people pull up stakes in their respective homelands, move their families out and rebuild their lives in another country foreign  to them, and with  no guarantees of any sort? There are so many reasons behind this, but one thing is sure, everyone who goes out would like to bring home the “bacon”! The following brief discussion on the subject explains for itself. Let’s backtrack a little bit. The United Sates of America (U.S.A) has the most immigrants (both documented and undocumented) throughout the world, hence its label as the “nation of immigrants”. Based on U.S. history, America’s … Continue reading The New Wave of U.S. Immigrants

What An Epic Finale for the 2014 Men’s Wimbledon Championship

At first, I thought it was a game of “Aces” as both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were darn good at making points in first serves. Although, it takes a lot of practice to develop a world-class expertise in tennis, particulalry the sending down of “Aces” , I was no longer enthralled on how the game was being played, it started to be a bit dull. For me, it is more exciting  to watch tennis games where 2 players rally back and forth until a point is scored. I thought whoever gets to return the ball and gets the point … Continue reading What An Epic Finale for the 2014 Men’s Wimbledon Championship