Monthly Archives: June 2011

My BlackBerry Is Unique

I am one of those people who loves to customize their ringtones and themes. I don’t use the default ringtones and themes; my BlackBerry smartphone must look and sound differently from the other BlackBerry Smartphones out there.

Whenever I am receiving an incoming call, I know that it is my phone without a doubt.

I even assigned specific tones for each of my email accounts and incoming messages; I can easily differentiate my Facebook tone from my Twitter tone, etcetera.

A friend of mine recently asked, “How come your phone talks and mines doesn’t?”

I replied, “That’s because, I have customized my phone.”

Now, I swear to God that I do not do this for the attention. It’s just that there a lot of people who leave their BlackBerry Smartphones on the default tones and when they receive an incoming message (A BlackBerry Messenger alert for example), those nearby with BlackBerry smartphones think that it is their phone receiving a message; they pull their phones out only to realize that it wasn’t their phone which had made the sound that they are so accustomed hearing.

The eager ones would usually ask, “Where did you get that?” And then I would recommend a website where they can find it and download it.

I believe that since it is your phone, you have ever right to customize it in any manner that pleases you!

The funny thing is: my BlackBerry doesn’t sound like a BlackBerry; people only know it’s a BlackBerry when I take it out to answer it and if I really wanted it to be a mystery, I could use a bluetooth headset (Which adds to the suspense).

Social Networks Are Powerful And Influential

Almost everyone is on a social network. As a matter of fact, there are major companies that have accounts established on both Twitter and Facebook; one can visit their links to learn more about their products.

In my opinion, you can reach the masses easier via a social network. It’s a place where people can share their ideas with the world.

I like the BlackBerry page on Facebook; it lets me know what Research In Motion Limited is planning and provides me with further insight into their handsets and tablet pc.

Even the DJs have their pages. BBC Radio 1’s presenter, Annie Mac lets her fans know what she is up to and the location of her parties, the time and date that she would be playing for her happy crowd.

Canadian radio presenter and DJ, Joel North, keeps his listeners abreast with the latest dance music on his program “Dancewaves.” People can vote for their favourite songs by using both the Facebook and Twitter platforms.

The authors are apart of the social networking system as well.

Neale Donald Walsch shares his wisdom with his readers and the readers in turn comment on his status; it’s quite nice.

Social networks are fun and informative at the same time; I have no intentions of taking them for granted and neither should you!

Books

During the years, I have accumulated a lot of books; some I bought; others were given to me as gifts.

People LOVE to borrow books; I have no problem with that. However, there were quite a number of them that were never returned. A friend lent it to a friend who passed it on to another friend and that friend decided to circulate it among their group of friends; resulting in the book never being seen again by me (On the bright side, I already read the book and I hope that the new owner found the satisfaction from it like I did).

In the past, I had a friend who would lend me a book which he borrowed. His words were, “You have three days to read this book.” I would read the book within the allotted time-period or sooner and return it to him.

I am most happy whenever I visit a bookstore (I am like a kid in the candy-store). I would visit the aisles where the books from my favourite authors were located and most of the time I would happily purchase a few.

Beside the tangible books that we are all accustomed to, I have an ebook collection as well.

Books, I believe, will always be a part of our lives.

Animal Cruelty Is Wrong

It would be really nice if animal cruelty was non-existent.

Some farms and all meat processing plants are the biggest offenders.

My friend Lindsey suggested that these meat processing plants should be equipped with closed circuit television — a great idea.

I once viewed a short documentary on the internet about the manner in which some farm animals were treated and it was rather horrifying to watch.

Atrocities such as debeaking birds and murdering male chicks was just the figurative icing on the cake; there are too many unjust details to mention (Actually a whole book could be written about it).

The manner in which some people treat their pets are very disturbing come to think of it.

How could some people move out of their neighbourhoods and leave their dogs behind?

Some dogs had to be rescued by the authorities because they were tethered to a chain and left to starve. What kind of person does these sort of crimes? A sick one probably.

Then there are the hunters who shoot ducks and geese out into the wild as a sport; this can never be right!

Cruelty of all animals need to stop!

Thank God for all the vegan websites (They provide one with a greater understanding and suggests that we all do our part to end animal abuse and exploitation).

The Internet Is Amazing

May God bless the person or persons who are responsible for the invention of the internet and to all those who are responsible for the manner in which it has evolved.

There is something for everyone on the internet.

I LOVE the idea that I could visit a website and read ebooks free of charge; this is wonderful.

Another thing I am pleased about is: I can listen to my favourite music stations on the internet (Gone are the days when I had to rely solely on FM radio).

I was even privileged to encounter unlock codes for a few of my cellular phones in the past.

A few months ago, I even learned to change the trackpad on my BlackBerry smartphone via a tutorial that I saw on Youtube.com (It’s rather amazing when you think of it).

I LOVE browsing social networks too.

I am also fond of browsing through vegan websites; which I find educational as well as entertaining.

In my opinion, the internet should be used wisely and not abused. It can be both an asset or a liability; it is up to the user to use it for their benefit instead of their downfall.

I LOVE the internet and I will continue to use it for uplifting purposes; hey, as a matter of fact, we all can.

Some Things That You Can Do After You Have Played In The Rain

Changing into dry clothing is definitely a great start.

Then, there is the option of preparing whatever type of tea that you are in the mood to consume.

I like to sip on a cup of hot tea when I am browsing the internet; it’s a nice Heavenly feeling.

The option of reading a good book by an inspirational author is always a good idea.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is one of my favourite authors; I have a few of his books; they are always fun to read in the comfort of my home.

A person can always listen to their favourite category of music while it rains.

In my case, I LOVE all kinds of music; the category I choose to listen to depends on my mood or the mood I am trying to create.

Relaxing and enjoying the comforting sounds of raindrops on the roof is another great option.

One can take a nap; the temperature is usually appropriate for this since the place has been cooled down by the downpour of rain.

There are numerous things that we can do after we have played in the rain and it is up us to be creative.

Have fun!

Always Start Your Day In A Positive Manner

It is important that we start our day in a wonderful mood; we are actually setting our vibrational tone to a higher frequency when we do this — attracting the best of everything and everyone to us.

Many people have experienced the after effects of starting their day in a bad mood; the results were non-satisfying of course; it was as though everything and everyone was against them — nothing went well.

The great part about life is: we are blessed with choices. We are free to be in a good mood or a bad one; make your choice.

One trick is to go to bed with happy thoughts on your mind and when you re-awaken, you should highly likely be in a cheerful mood.

Another method that works is: formulate a mantra — one that would be said by you before slumber.

An example would be: “I am growing more cheerful every day.”

Another method that can be utilized is: go to bed expecting the best of life and re-awakening with the same thought and attitude.

The important thing to remember is: go the extra mile to be in a good mood, because it will affect the course of our daily events for the better.

We Are Responsible For Our Own Happiness

I wonder: why is it so hard for some people to live their lives happily?

I can only speculate that they are unaware that happiness begins with them.

These days, people are fed negative images by the media, their friends, colleagues and families ( Hmmm. No wonder it is difficult for them to be happy. They have been visualizing the things that they don’t want).

For example, there are people who are afraid to socialize in the late evening because they have a strong belief that the crime situation has risen and that many negative elements of society resurface around that time.

They are most sceptical about going places when it is late. They are even afraid to be out in their own yard at that hour.

For the record, there are a whole lot of negative things that do transpire in the daytime also — and people should know that it is not exclusive to the night-period; the same thing relates to matters of a positive nature.

In my humble opinion, I think that they shouldn’t worry so much and that they should stop living in a fearful state of mind.

We are always creating our environment via our thoughts and logically speaking, dwelling on things with a fearful mindset is asking the Universe to manifest negative mishaps on our behalf.

All manifesters believe: what we visualize regularly are the things that materialize in our lives; knowing this, it would be in our best benefit to visualize the things, people and circumstances that we would like to have in our lives.

Once again, who do you believe? The media’s horrid projections? The negative stories that were perpetuated by some of your colleagues, friends and family? Or your ability to trust in your own creation of a safe and enjoyable night?

In reality, we are all Divine co-creators on this beautiful planet and we should start acting like it!

Live your lives based on LOVE instead of dabbling in a fearful existence.

Accept your Divinity with open arms and be responsible for all of your creations.

Smartphones Are Everywhere

Everywhere I go, I encounter someone who owns a smartphone; most of the time they are browsing through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Most of the BlackBerry users are busy enjoying their BlackBerry Messenger which allows them to communicate with friends and family who have BlackBerry smartphones.

The iPhone and Android-based phones have countless applications that keep their users intrigued and entertained.

The usage of smartphones are not limited to an age group. In the earlier days, it was often used by the middle-aged businessmen. Now, children and adults use them regularly and skillfully.

Ninety-nine percent of the times when I am on the move, my smartphone is with me; enabling me with the ability to have access to the internet and phone calls.

At the moment, there are numerous people who dislike the idea that their smartphones give out their location via GPS (There are countless perspectives on the internet circulating about this).

I once said to a friend, “They can track me anywhere they want because I have nothing to hide.”

Their response was similar to mine.

However, they went a bit further in saying that they deleted applications on their smartphone that was reliant on the GPS service (I guess that they decided to play it safe).

Despite the controversy about smartphones, the sales of various models are increasing; it’s as though a great number of people are most eager to have them in their lives.

Privacy Issues

Many people are concerned about privacy where the internet is concerned. They worry about private data being stolen by hackers.

We can all try our best to prevent privacy violations by upgrading the antispware and antivirus software on our computers.

Despite having the best security-system installed on our computers, there would be that unguarded moment when we are vulnerable to those unscrupulous entities on the worldwide web. Unfortunately, antispyware and antivirus protection software are not one hundred percent perfect and our firewalls can be breached.

In regards to your wireless router, see to it that it is locked and not open to everyone in the neighbourhood. It wouldn’t hurt to change your router’s passcode on a regular basis.

It is an added bonus when you have a friend who is well-informed about technical matters; someone who is well-versed in computer science — someone who could provide you with valuable pointers on keeping your system secure.

We also need to do research on our own about technical matters. The hackers are highly ahead in their game, therefore we should make it our priority to keep abreast on latest methods of keeping our information from falling into the wrong hands.

It is not any easy task, but it is well worth the try!