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Sorry for not posting the links the past two weeks.  I had my GMAT to deal w/ and last Sunday was my birthday 10/10/10.  I just didn’t have the time.

11 ways money can buy you happiness – CNN Money
What happened to hookers and cocaine?

The dim sum guide for dim sum virgins – dimsumpop.com   [infographic] [dim sum] [food]

10 things CEOs need to know about design – JESS3   [business] [design]

How to choose the right colors for your brand – Inc.   [business] [design]

Facebook brand pages pay off – AdWeek   [branding]

Top five leadership mistakes and what to do about them – Entrepreneur.com   [leadership]
This is also why Donald Trump is a shitty leader

7 things you really don’t need to take a photo of – The Oatmeal   [photography] [humor]

Persuasion tactics of effective salespeople – Harvard Business Review   [sales]
kind of common sense if you’ve been properly trained in sales

A salesperson’s seven deadly sins – Harvard Business Review   [sales]
More interesting article from the Steve W. Martin

Four things VCs look for in a star-up – Entrepreneur.com [VC] [Start-up]
The Four M’s

5 steps to better photography – Digital Photography School   [photography]

Famous skulls – artnet

Best photography iPhone Apps – Travel Gear Blog   [photography]

How to get more out of your trip – Lonely Planet Blog   [travel]
By far the best set of travel tips. except #25. Seriously, throw your guidebook away.

Five places for lovers of art deco to visit – BrilliantTrips  [travel] [art]
Mmm… Valencia

No sleep in Reykjavik – Frommers   [music] [travel]
Iceland Airwaves Fest combines two of my favorite things: music and Iceland (duh), and it’s not just Sigur Ros playing 24/7

10 seminal books for world travelers – Flavorwire   [travel]
Wow, I feel dumb. I haven’t even heard of some of these books before

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Baby face is a challenge in star-up – WSJ.com   [entrepreneurship]
Written by Captain Obvious

The real stuff White People like – OkCupid
and black people, latinos, and asians as well

The anatomy of determination – Paul Graham   [entrepreneurship]
Talent is overrated

12 coolest search engines you’ve never heard of – Madras Geek
I like the radio locator search engine

Improve your creativity – the skinny on
This is why I love the note pad app on the iPhone

Food by colour designboom [food, photography]
The red and the purple was my fav

30 creative minimalist print ads – Graphic Design Blog   [design]
It’s sick how much McDonald’s spend on marketing…

Why and how to become an early riser The Art of Manliness
I really should change my sleeping schedule

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Top 10 foods to eat in Buenos Aires that are NOT steak – Never Ending Voyage   [travel, food]
Love Buenos Aires, it’s on the top of my list to visit next.
here’s some more must-sees from Lonely Planet!
– and some more bites from Uncornered Market that the first article used as source

5 Caribbean hurricane season travel tips – Frommer’s   [travel]
My friend’s going sailing in BVI for his honeymoon. Wish I had come across this earlier

15 things you don’t need to pack – GloboTrek’s   [travel]
Every time I see someone traveling w/ a big ol’ pillow I just want to use it to suffocate them

36 hours in Sonoma – New York Times   [travel]
They’ve really only mentioned two wineries… and if you want to paint Sonoma as “rustic,” you might want to not recommend the Francis Ford Coppola one

Tilt shifting around the world – Sharing Travel Experiences  [photography, travel]
How do you do tilt shifting? This looks so cool!

10 classic sailing adventures – Lonely Planet  [travel]
Add this to the list of many things I need to learn

A one-day beer tour of Denver – Lonely Planet   [beer, travel]
Perfect timing! Gonna be in Denver this weekend.



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  • 10 remote island vacations – Frommer’s  [travel]
    I usually prefer Lonely Planet over Frommer’s, but this one is actually pretty cool
  • Favorite Bangkok dishes – Austin Bush Photography  [food, travel]
    Man, I miss Thailand. I have to say, my knowledge of Thai cuisine is somewhat limited to tom yum goong, pad thai and jok
  • 20 meals that are worth the trip aborad – Journey, etc  [food, travel]
    I can understand the pork bun in NYC since they’re talking about Momofuku and maybe even tapas in Miami, but blini and caviar in Lima, Peru?? big head scratcher there…
  • Entrepreneurs who launched companies for under $150 – WSJ.com  [entrepreneurship]
    pretty inspiring. I like the DC food tour guy the best I think
  • Why working at home is both horrible and awesome – The Oatmeal  [funny, entrepreneurship]
    This is hilarious because it is so true
  • Is Facebook worth $33 billion? – DailyFinance  [business, social media, trading]
    This might surprise some people but I’d short Facebook, especially if it’s gonna take them until 2012 to go public
  • Best Trails – National Geographic Adventure  [travel]
    I’ve done 0 out of 30 of these trails.  I should get cracking…
  • College in America [infographic]
    70.7% of Asians between age of 25 to 35 has a college degree.  That’s pretty nuts.
  • What to learn this school year [business]
    By Guy Kawasaki; I especially like #4 to 6.
  • Secret to happiness – Discovery Health
    Spoiler: It’s what you always thought it might be but would never admit
  • Fisheye, macro, and wide angle camera phone lenses – Photojojo  [photography]
    Maybe if I had an iPhone 4.
  • The music of “Inception” exposed – NPR All Songs Considered Blog  [music, movie]
    Big fan of Edith Piaf, but even I had no idea what Zimmern did to mirror the concepts in the film
  • Why Jim Keyes is one of the worst CEO’s in the world – Los Angeles Times  [business]
    I’ve met Jim Keyes before and I was not impressed. If he had stayed at 7-Eleven longer I think he would’ve drove that into the ground. Either he’s really worthless or he makes terrible career choices
  • FRIED BEER at the Texas State fair this year – The Dallas Morning News  [food]
    Goes great w/ your fried salad
  • 40 cool business cards to enliven your creativity – SloDive
    I just recently designed my own business cards… not as creative/expensive as some of these though
  • 10 useful iPhone keyboard shortcuts, tips and tricks – Mashable
    You need iOS4 for some of these
  • INEBRIATION (Inception parody/spoof)
    My favorite parody so far
  • Look at this f**king hipster, dinosaur edition [funny]
    again, funny b/c it’s true, especially that American Spirits dinosaur holding a PBR
  • Who said it: Bush or Obama? -Howstuffworks.com 

    I got a 7/10
  • Lady Gaga @ Iowa St – YouTube
    Thanks for trying Iowa St. I’ve been to your campus, it sucks
  • Two days in Reykjavik – Lonely Planet [travel]
    Technically three days.  Pretty spot on according to my Icelandic friends.  Wanna go so bad.  And kidnap a puffin through airport security like someone tried to do w/ a tiger pup in Thailand
  • Riding the rails in India – Lonely Planet  [travel]
    My Indian friends agree on the ticket booking craziness but this article only skims the surface and a little on the touristy side
  • Stove for the 21st century! – Noob.us [gadget, food]
    Don’t even tell me what the retail price is. I might pass out
  • Insect eggs – National Geographic [photography]
    done w/ the help of a scanning electron microscope

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My Flickr


Meiko

Originally uploaded by mloylo

I’ve had my flickr account for maybe 2 and half years now. I never really use it for couple of reasons. 1: I post most of my stuff on facebook anyway. 2: There’s a limit on amount of data per month when you have a free account and I never felt the need to pay $2/ month and upgrade to PRO. Lately, I’ve been getting serious about photography and I want to get some critiques as well as another place to back up my photos.

Part of being a Libra is that we’re indecisive. Therefore it takes me a long time to edit pictures. If I’m a n00b to photography, it’s even more so when it comes to Photoshop and Lightroom. But I’m learning. Day by day. I’m forcing myself to pick about 7, sometimes 15 pics per set to narrow down the winners. It seems to be working pretty well right now.

I’ve uploaded a good load of my SXSW pics. There are some sets where I let my friend Eleanor borrow my camera and I can’t tell which pics are taken by her or me so I haven’t uploaded those. I like to give credit where credits due so I don’t want to post anything that’s technically “hers.”

This is one of my favs this year. For as long as I’ve been to attending SXSW there’s been Meiko. Not quite sure how I feel about her new stuff. Hopefully the subject matters in her songs will be more than just about boys and girls. She doesn’t look very flattering when she’s squeezing all the air out of her voicebox…

Check the pics out! I’d appreciate it if you drop me a line.

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