New Revelations on the Black Friday After-Thanksgiving Day Sale

It’s been exactly 4 years since I first wrote about Black Friday in 2005 (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V). Nevertheless, those memoirs are still my most popular articles across all my websites every October and November. While this annual resurgence may be indicative of the continuous validity of my prior claims, I’ve learned that my pointers aren’t so timeless after 4 years. These days, I don’t participate in Black Friday Sales.
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November 2nd, 2009 | No Comments | Buying and Selling, Money

What’s the Point of Twitter?

Twitter LogoWhen Twitter was conceptualized and conceived in mid 2006, it was meant to be a micro-update service used internally by its creators’ team. This was how the public initially used the service—as a microblogging or lifestreaming application. You are asked to post an answer to the question “what are you doing right now?” All these are supposed to be written within a limit of 140 characters or less. Most people did just this: instead of post lengthy blog articles, they appreciated how they can share their daily goings on with their network of friends.

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July 2nd, 2009 | No Comments | Computers

The Difference Between a Hotel and a Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn)

Ryokan (Traditional Inn of Japan)When you travel to Japan there are two main choices for accommodation, a typical western style hotel or a traditional Japanese inn – known as a ryokan. Typical hotels are more common in the cities where there are lots of business travelers, but you can still find ryokan in most places. They are more common in the countryside and those with a beautiful setting or hot springs often charge more per night.
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May 4th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Travel

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