Monday, August 16, 2010

Ancala Country Club

Discover luxury living in Ancala Country Club, a beautiful community nestled at the foothills of McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bask in the breathtaking desert view of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley right in your backyard. Ancala is home to the Ancala Country Club, a Dye Design 18-hole golf course recently voted Scottsdale's best and most challenging 18th hole. If golf is your passion, then the golf course will surely test your skill and keep you on your toes.

Homes in Ancala include custom homes and casita homes. Casita homes usually has another smaller home or a room on the same property with its own separate entrance. Ancala Country Club is a gate-guarded community, a must have security feature for luxury homes. Prices range from mid $50ok to $6 mil, small price to pay for luxury, peaceful living. The area is quiet, secluded, perfect for relieving the stress of everyday life.

From what I can see, the homes are really beautiful, well-equipped and well-furnished with breathtaking view of the desert. The Holmes Group represents both buyer and seller in throughout Ancala, and at present, if you are looking to buy or rent property in the Ancala area, the homes are available at well below market price. The Ancala private Country Club provides indoor and outdoor amenities. If you like outdoor activities, there's golf of course, hiking and tennis courts. If you like indoor activities, there's swimming pool, fitness centre, and of course, shopping. Greater Phoenix is only minutes away, so you won't lack anything.

Ancala Country Club is perfect for residents of all ages. Families with schoolgoing children need not worry, Scotsdale provides prefect environment for children to learn and grow. With easy access to nearby schools, restaurants and medical services, what more could you ask for?

If money is no object to you, try Ancala Country Club!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Knitting

New post. That took a long, long, long time to get posted. Hehe.

I've taken up knitting since, oh, 1989?, I think. I've never been very good at it, but I've managed to knit a few things, Dickens's Christmas mice (pictures will be posted as soon as I can find the darn things), sugarmice, some skirts and sweaters - all from Women's Weekly (British Ed.), a few knick knacks.

I found some books on knitting, some I downloaded from Project Gutenberg (FREE e-books here!), some I bought, others hand-me-downs. You can download the e-book here. I've put two versions, one the MS-Word version, the other the .HTML file.

I found a few good (at least to me!) sites on knitting and free knitting pattern. Let me list them here:

This is my main reference site (free patterns and all). However, not all patterns are free, some you have to buy. But this site does provide loads of useful links. And by the way, some of the patterns are patented, so consider yourself warned!

2. New MagKnits at DIYlife.com
I've yet to explore this site, but a nice website from what I can see. Loads of pattern and other useful stuff

Nice designs, but rather time consuming (for lazy people like me)

I found some nice patterns here. They do provide instructions and techniques for beginners and refresher course for lapse knitters like me ;-) They do have loads of link to designer patterns...

From what I can see, they give you ideas of what to do with your leftover yarns. They sell a book that you can order online. They do give out free sample pattern, though.

These sites are merely the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of good sites and books out there. Hey, if it's free patterns you want, google it and they will come....

Happy Knitting!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Internet Marketing Myth

Hi, I’m back.
I just finished perusing my collection of e-books and softwares, trying to decide which one to do first. Before I begin, I’ll say this. As a rule, I try to avoid buying if I have to. Hey, free stuff is the way to go, right? Well, sometimes.

I’ve been scammed more times than I care to remember. I’ve spent thousands on worthless programmes, e-books, what-nots, from the so-called ‘gurus’ on the internet. When I first stumbled on Internet Marketing, I had no one and nothing to guide me. I bought into the hype of easy money. “Sit-back-and- do-nothing-and-your-business-will-grow” kind of thing. Hogwash. Utter nonsense. No such thing. If only I knew then what I know now. (Sigh!)

Nohing I can do about it now. I simply accept it as part of my learning process and move on. Enough said. On to the report.

I’ve finished reading Dan B. Cauthron’s Internet Marketing Myth Exposed. (If you want to download the report, click on the sidebar). It was a real eye opener. The report exposed most of the pitfalls that Internet Marketeers (especially newbies!) fall into. Like making money without having to study and read first. The keywords that all of us should be looking at are research, study, analyse. Don’t fall into the trap of ‘if you build it, they will come’. As Dan puts it, it’s not Hollywood. Building a website is only the first step. The next step is to promote, promote and promote. Now that takes work.

Who to promote to? That’s where the mailing list comes in. He doesn’t recommend buying a mailing list, because in a lot of cases, genuine Internet Marketeers have been accused of spamming. He doesn’t tell you how to build a mailing list, though. (I think I have an e-book on that, I’ll have to search in my book drawer for that one). A public forum and FFA (Free For All) Ads don’t work, either. I’ve personally tested the FFA, and it’s true, they don’t work. What it does is increase the amount of spam e-mails that flood in my inbox, though. A public forum is just that, a forum. A meeting place to discuss ideas, not to advertise.

Also, it’s best to develop your people skills. A lot of people think that simply because Internet Marketing doesn’t involve actual meeting and talking to people, you can take people skills out of the equation. Not true. What you write reflect on the person that you are. People can actually tell from your writing. Some people think that being a jerk is a good thing. I think it’s in bad taste. You can formulate your own opinion.

After reading right through the end, I come to the conclusion that marketing on the internet involves a lot of hard work, research, reading and studying. More often than not, you will fail before you succeed. Persevere and you’ll make it. When you start marketing, you will hear a lot of success stories, what you don’t hear as often are the failures and hard work that precedes that success.

And on that note, HAPPY READING!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Advantage Auto Quotes

Looking for automobile insurance policy?
Well, look no further, Advantage Auto Quotes (www.advantageautoquotes.com) offers the most affordable auto insurance around to all types of drivers driving all makes and models of vehicles. Whether you’re driving a classic car, SUV, sports car, or if you’re looking to insure vehicles maintained by your business Advantage Auto Quotes has them all.

Even if you are accident prone, teenage drivers, senior citizens, single, Advantage Auto Quotes is able to provide automobile insurance policies for all your auto insurance needs.

Advantage Auto Quotes provides online insurance quotes so you can fine the best rates available. They can also compare rates from multiple insurance companies to find the best GAP policy coverage for your new vehicle.

The websitesite also provide plenty of information on the factors that affect your insurance rates, tips to maintain good driving record and how teen driver can get better insurance rates.

Pros: Attractive website, plenty of information.
Cons : Too much information can turn people off. When I tried to click on the Next Step on the get quote button, the link doesn’t work.

Happy motoring!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blogsvertise


Welcome back.

I found this site called Blogsvertise a.k.a How to Earn Revenue/Income from Your Blog. You can visit this at http://www.blogsvertise.com/ or just check out the outside link on the side bar. It's an interesting site where you are assigned tasks by the administrator to write about in your blog. It should be about 2-3 paragraphs long and approximately 75 words long. You must also include 3 links to the site your're writing about in your blog and the tasks must be completed within 5 days of being e-mailed to you.

You don't have to endorse the advertiser's site, complain about it, if you wish. Just write. If you're using the advertiser's products and services, write how you like it (or don't like it!), or how it changes your life. Then the people at http://www.blogsvertise.com/ will pay you using your paypal.

The catch? None I can see so far. Oh, you must have a blog first. And a PayPal account.

No pornographic / adult content is allowed. Your entry must remain online and be permanent. And as part of the signing up process, you're supposed to write about http://www.blogsvertise.com/ in your entry just so they know you know what it's all about. Signing up is pretty easy, you fill in a few things, and voila! it's all done. It's the approval part that's a bit harder. Will this writer's blog be approved? We'll see.

Since this blog is fairly new, I still have some adjustments to make. I have another blog site that I've tweaked since last year. It's a site where I ramble, rant and basically talk about nothing and everything. Anything that crosses my mind. Call it my punching bag if you will. You can check it out at http://merahkecik.blogspot.com/ . Leave a comment if you wish.

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

First Post


Welcome to Lacibuku!

I've started this blog a while back, only I didn't have time to do anything it at that time. Actually, I started this project initilly as a website, but as time progresses, I found my website getting bigger and bigger, so I decided to scale it down a bit and blog it instead. It's faster and easier, I think.

Alright. Introductions first. My name is Fatimah. I am 30+. I have been fiddling around with Internet Marketing for a few years now, with varying degrees of success. I've gotten to know a few people who's also involve in marketing on the internet, and amass quite a number of books, affiliate programs and softwares. Now this blog is intended to keep myself straight on the number of tems that I've collected. Hence the name, Lacibuku, which is "book drawer" or "a drawer filled with books".

Why a drawer? One might wonder. Well, this is the information and e-whatever age, isn't it? Everything gets miniaturised, smaller, thinner, big things in tiny packages. I should think a drawer would be sufficient to hold everything in. When my drawer is full, I can move on to the next one below. (figuratively, of course!)

The e-books and softwares and the what-nots that I've collected over the years, I have to warn you, some of them are outdated. They do make for an interesting reading, though. I also have some new ones, which I will update from time to time. I download stuff from the internet all the time. Most of them are free, but I do buy a few, occasionally. If you have any e-books that you'd like me to look at, feel free to e-mail or leave a comment on this blog. I may not answer straightaway, but I will look into it for you.

More in my next posting. See you next time!

P/S
The review that I make is of my own opinion. If yours differ from mine, let me know.